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Options February 14, 2010: FREEFORM: Wishing Upon Stars That Turn into Planes

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Lever Brothers Gay Flamingoes  Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)   Options Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti  Now Again  2009  CD  From 1974  *  
Ricardo Marrero & the Group  Babalonia   Options Welcome to the Party  Jazzman  2008  CD  From 1976  *  
Frisky  Burn Me Up (With Your Love)   Options The New York Sound 2  BGP  2007  CD  From 1979  *  
Vivien Vee  Give Me a Break   Options Disco Discharge: Euro Disco  Harmless  2009  CD  From 1980  *  
Checker Kabb  By My Side   Options Peoples Potential Unlimited - Family Album  PPU  2010  CD  From early 80s  *  
Spiteri  Hey Tono   Options Spiteri  Vampisoul  2010  CD  From 1973  *  
Joe Cuba  My Man Speedy!   Options El Alcalde del Barrio  Fania  2010  CD  From 1967, with Willie Torres  *  
Gil Scot-Heron  New York Is Killing Me   Options I'm New Here  XL Recordings  2010  CD    *  
Ngozi Family  I Will Be with You   Options 45,000 Volts  No Smoke  2010  CD  From 1975  *  
Flake  Under the Silent Tree   Options Psych Bites: Australian Acid Freakrock 1967-1974, Volume 1  Past & Present  2009  CD  From 1971  *  
Fred Astaire  Cheek to Cheek   Options Starring Fred Astaire  Columbia  1989  LP  From 1935   
Cliff Edwards  I Can't Give You Anything But Love   Options Ukulele Ike  Sony  1996  CD  From 1928   
Maurice Chevalier  You've Brought a New Kind of Love to Me   Options Hits of 1930  Naxos Nostalgia  2002  CD     
Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra  The Object of My Affection   Options Paper Moon Soundtrack  Paramount  1974  LP  Vocal: Pinky Tomlin   
Al Bowlly  Love Is the Sweetest Thing   Options On the Sentimental Side  Decca  1978  LP  From 1932   
Annette Hanshaw  That's You, Baby   Options Lovable and Sweet  ASV Living Era  1997  CD  From 1929   
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra  That's My Weakness Now   Options Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Featuring Bing Crosby  Columbia  1968  LP  Vocal: The Rhythm Boys; From 1928   
Nick Lucas  Always   Options Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips  ASV Living Era  2000  CD  From 1926   
Shane Champagne  Love My Baby Like a Car   Options   Pure & Easy  1979  45     
The Monroes  What Do All the People Know   Options   Alfa  1982  45     
The Lancastrians  The World Keeps Going Round   Options   Jerden  1965  45     
Marvin Rainwater  My Brand of Blues   Options   MGM  1957  45     
Anders 'n' Poncia  Virgin to the Nite   Options   Kama Sutra  1967  45     
The Mob  All the Dudes Are Dancing   Options   Private Stock  1975  45     
Squeeze  Trust   Options   A&M  1981  45     
John T. Kongos  Goodtime Party Companion   Options   Kapp    45     
Dionne Warwick  Paper Mache   Options   Scepter  1968  45     
Earl Bostic and His Orchestra  Dream   Options   King  1955  45     
Kenny Burrell  Chittlins con Carne   Options Midnight Blue  Blue Note  2008  LP    *  
Ramakant and Umakant Gundecha  Aalap   Options Drone Zone: Fabio's 2009 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2009  CD-R    *  
Spiritualized  Born Never Asked/Electric Mainline   Options Pure Phase  Dedicated/Arista  1995  CD     
Neu!  Nazionale   Options 4  Captain Trip  1995  CD  Recorded 1985   
Nico  Frozen Warnings   Options The Marble Index  Elektra  1991  CD  From 1969   
Jozef van Wissem  Son of Dawn   Options Ex Patris  Important  2010  LP    *  
Jack Rose  Blues for Percy Danforth   Options Luck in the Valley  Thrill Jockey  2010  CD    *  
Ryan Trevor  Rama (Come and Take Me)   Options Introducing Ryan Trevor  Galactic Zoo Disk/Drag City  2009  LP  From 1977  *  
The Cleaners from Venus  Living with Victoria Grey   Options Golden Cleaners  Tangerine  1993  CD     
Gene Clark  Echoes   Options Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers (reissue)  Sundazed  2007  CD  bonus cut from 1966   

Listener comments!

  Sun. 2/14/10 3:08am Mary Wing:

Hi Joe!

Was planning to go to bed, but then remembered that you'd be on soon. Had to tune in for the Muppets, at least.

Let me be the first (?) to wish you a happy Valentine's Day! Or, as I like to call it: Single Awareness Day. :-)
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:10am Joe:

Hey, Mary! Happy VD! Nothing but heart songs tonight, as usual. Thanks for checkin' in, and sweet dreams.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:10am Droll:

Wow -- Fela on steel pans! Far out!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:11am Joe:

It's SSOOOO good!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:13am Mary Wing:

I knew you'd have an appropriate playlist planned. Will there be both happy heart songs and sad heart songs?

Steel drums - for the win!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:14am Joe:

I'm just going to do a set of 30s romantic songs later on. That stuff says romance to me more than anything else except for maybe Jonathan Richman crooning "You Were Meant for Me."
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:16am Joe (not you, a different one):

thats pretty great, because I'm just now hastily putting together a last minute Valentines mixtape for that special somebody.

Just so you know - I'll be ripping you off, big time.

Hell YEAH Frisky.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:19am Mary Wing:

Right on, right on!

Nothing says "I care" quite like a mixtape, in my opinion, but Joe (the other Joe), is it really a tape? Or will it be an mp3 jobby?
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:22am Joe:

Cassettes are the new CD!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:26am Mary Wing:

Heh. There's a T-shirt slogan I'd like to see.

Or as my favorite T-shirt says:

  Sun. 2/14/10 3:27am Joe:

The last working tape deck in my house expired quite recently. It was exactly 1 year older than I am. While I -have- done it "the old fashioned way" (back in high school), the current recipient wouldn't know what to do with a cassette even if provided with a explanatory diagram, and that's also assuming she had the proper equipment to play one (she doesn't).

However cassettes are totally the new CD, I've bought them at the last 3 consecutive shows I've seen AND I found out that the appliance repair store the next town over has a giant selection that I can raid.

So to answer your question - last minute = mp3's on a cd.

Can't wait til CDs are retro, either.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:30am Joe (not you, a different one):

I claim full ownership of the above ramble - it is in no way endorsed by the DJ.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:31am Joe M.:

I'll love it when the mix CD is suddenly the material for coffee table book nostalgia, too. Feel free to ramble, Joe (the other one)! Great T, Mary!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:38am Mary Wing:

I'm suddenly a little sad that I won't be getting a mixtape from someone special, yet cheered by the fact that someone else, somewhere, will. I hope she appreciates it, (listener) Joe!
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:51am Joe:

Assembling a mixtape for anyone who's ever had a show on FMU would be almost mind-numbingly intimidating.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:55am Joe M.:

Just put on some Shooby Taylor and Jandek and you'd be OK.
  Sun. 2/14/10 3:57am Mary Wing:

Heh! Don't forget some Bob Seger, the man who brings us all together.

By the way; Yay, Ngozi Family!
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:04am H├ęctor:

Hello Joe!
Nice to hear that frisky Fred Astaire!
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:04am Joe:

Yes, need to get the Seeg on there! What would be your choice Bob pick, Mary?
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:10am Mary Wing:

I hate to say it, it's so cliche, but I've always had a soft spot for "Night Moves"

Joe McGasko himself has played the Seeg, I see!
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:11am Joe M.:

I have, indeed! I'm not a hater. (BTW, that would be my pick, too!)
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:24am Mary Wing:

I need to get a fill-in show soon, so that I may get my Seeg on.

You have not fulfilled your Jandek quotas, however...
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:26am Joe:

Ha ha ha!
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:35am Joe (other):

thanks for the songs - I'm almost done. GREAT pick on the Paper Moon sndtrack - great flick.

PS I think you should sign all your comment posts as "McG". Like that guy who directed the last terminator movie and all those bad music videos. Because that would be hilarious.
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:36am McG:

Who says I don't take requests?
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:39am Joe (zee other):

Someday I will join wikipedia's list of mononymous persons. Oh yes, someday.
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:40am Joe McG:

"Mononymous" is a good Valentine's Day word.
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:54am Mary Wing:

I'm dozing off, so I;m gonna shut down the computer. The radio's staying on, though, so no subliminal messages! Good night folks!
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:55am annie:

i'm awake, not necessarily aware, but i DO know i'm listening..
  Sun. 2/14/10 4:55am Joe:

Here's a song to send you off to sleep, Mary. Dream away!
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:05am Patrick:

I bet you don't think farmers are listening to your show. Well, this one is.
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:07am Joe M.:

Yay! I'm so glad! PLEASE be careful on that tractor, Patrick.
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:08am Patrick:

  Sun. 2/14/10 5:11am annie:

cool, man....
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:12am annie:

ok, now, even cooler.
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:12am Joe M.:

Hey, Annie! Nice to have you along. I'm so used to seeing you during the daytime shows.
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:17am annie:

well, my cell-phone, which i use for my clock, ran out the battery last night and i woke not knowing what time it was.. .. ergo!! i woke at 4:30 and got up..made coffee and saw what time it was when i logged in! but a pleasant treat, to be sure!
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:19am Joe M.:

Thanks, Annie!
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:20am Patrick:

The brothers... so very nice.
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:50am annie:

sooo glad to have caught the show joe!
  Sun. 2/14/10 5:51am Joe M.:

Thanks, Annie! It's been fun, as always!
  Sun. 2/14/10 11:07am Mike Sin:

The set that begins with Fred Astaire inspired to splash on just a bit more Hai Karate cologne this morning (for reference:

  Sun. 2/14/10 11:12am Joe M.:

Hysterical, Mike! Good luck fighting off the females today.
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