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Favoriting August 14, 2023: The Cucumbers live in the studio!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
The Cucumbers  All Shook Up   Favoriting The Fake Doom Years (1983–1988)  The Cucumbers  1985/2016  playing live on the show today in just a little while!  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
The Jack Cades  Angelica   Favoriting Something New  Beluga/Dangerhouse Skylab  2023    0:03:43 (Pop-up)
The Decibels  Looking Back   Favoriting When Red Lights Flash  Lucky Shot  2023    0:06:46 (Pop-up)
Jordan Jones  Be My Baby   Favoriting s/t  Beluga  2019    0:09:12 (Pop-up)
The Whiffs  Oh Well   Favoriting Scratch 'N' Sniff  Dig! Records  2023    0:12:11 (Pop-up)
TV Sound  Was That Me Back Then   Favoriting Rock & Roll For Young Beginners, Vol. 1  Killing Horse Records  2023    0:14:58 (Pop-up)
Sit n' Spin  18 Wheels   Favoriting Doin' Time With Sit n Spin  Blood Red  2004  on tour this weekend with the 5.6.7.8.'s!!!!!  0:17:50 (Pop-up)
The 5.6.7.8's  Woo Hoo   Favoriting Bomb The Twist  Sympathy for the Record Industry  1996    0:20:06 (Pop-up)
The Bug Club  Love Is a Painting   Favoriting Green Dream In F#  We Are Busy Bodies  2022    0:22:22 (Pop-up)
The Beths  Head In The Clouds   Favoriting Expert In A Dying Field  Carpark  2022    0:26:51 (Pop-up)
Cory Hanson  Wings   Favoriting Western Cum  Drag City  2023    0:28:09 (Pop-up)
 
 
The Cucumbers live in the studio!
  Engineer: Richard James
  Deena Shoshkes - vocal, guitar; Jon Fried - banjo, vocal
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         0:36:56 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  Gotta Start Somewhere   Favoriting         0:42:31 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         0:44:42 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  Old Shoes   Favoriting         0:52:32 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         1:02:13 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  Keep On Doing What You Do   Favoriting         1:03:02 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         1:10:22 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  Blue Guitar   Favoriting         1:11:37 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         1:14:50 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  Mr. Moon   Favoriting         1:20:10 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         1:26:56 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  I'm Over That   Favoriting         1:27:15 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers live on WFMU!  interview   Favoriting         1:34:52 (Pop-up)
 
The Cucumbers  My Boyfriend   Favoriting s/t  Rock Hotel  1987    1:35:00 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers  Handle With Care   Favoriting The Desk Drawer Tapes  The Cucumbers  2021    1:38:10 (Pop-up)
The Cucumbers  My Town   Favoriting s/t  Rock Hotel  1987    1:44:29 (Pop-up)
 
The Baseball Project  They Are the Oakland A's   Favoriting 3rd  Yep Roc  2014    1:48:01 (Pop-up)
The Baseball Project  Disco Demolition   Favoriting Grand Salami Time!  Omnivore Recordings  2023    1:51:25 (Pop-up)
The Baseball Project  Erasable Man   Favoriting Grand Salami Time!  Omnivore Recordings  2023    1:54:44 (Pop-up)
Scott McCaughey  interview   Favoriting         1:59:29 (Pop-up)
The Baseball Project  New Oh In Town   Favoriting Grand Salami Time!  Omnivore Recordings  2023    2:26:56 (Pop-up)
The Minus 5  Hitchiker   Favoriting Calling Cortez  Yep Roc  2023    2:29:56 (Pop-up)
The Minus 5  Pocahontas   Favoriting Calling Cortez  Yep Roc  2023    2:34:30 (Pop-up)
Neil Young with Crazy Horse  Goin' Home   Favoriting Toast  Reprise  2001/2022    2:37:32 (Pop-up)
 
The Garment District  A Street Called Finland   Favoriting Flowers Telegraphed To All Parts of the World  Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records  2023    2:48:28 (Pop-up)
Ibex Clone  Hollow Tubes From Heaven   Favoriting All Channels Clear  Goner  2023    2:54:13 (Pop-up)
 


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Listener comments!

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prof.fuzz:

1-2-3 GO!
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Handy Haversack:

Hey, Joe and Montebanks. The 3CM trucker hat was the It fashion accessory at 18th Ward on Saturday. Hoboken Jack and I were leading the charge.
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nycmusicnerd:

Greetings fellow nerds...
  12:00pm
clarke:

here's a quarter....
Avatar 12:01pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& that's whut we're gonna do
- we're gonna have a good time !!...
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tim:

Hey Joe!

Hey prof, Handy, nyc, clarke!
  12:01pm
ChrisB.:

Who remembers when The Cucumbers appeared on The Uncle Floyd Show?
Avatar 12:02pm
Joe B:

greetings all thanks for being here!
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joe mulligan:

↳ Song: "All Shook Up" by "The Cucumbers"
I've always loved the percussion in this track. very creative
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:02pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:00
Was out boating recently and my trucker hat flew off. It remained buoyant enough for us to circle around and pick it back up!
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Joe B:

↳ ChrisB. @12:01
U68 staples!
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Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Joe and all other listeners!
  12:02pm
clarke:

↳ tim @12:01
timothy - nice Drop-In last sat!! PURE!!!
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Joe B:

the cucumbers setting up, playing live around 1230!
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ tim @12:01
Hi Tim!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @12:02
- shiz could save yer life like that...
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @12:02
Hi Ken!
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tim:

↳ clarke @12:02
Thanks, clarke!
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prof.fuzz:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @12:02
close call!
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:00
Hi there Handy!
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tim:

↳ Joe B @12:02
Live in the studio! Excellent!
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Max D:

Hi Joe! Hey all! Love this Cucumbers cover!
  12:04pm
clarke:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @12:02
before handy could get it! (or gladys)
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tim:

↳ Andrew in Toronto @12:02
Hey Andrew! Good to see you.
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DjLorraine:

The cute Cucumbers and so cool!
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medson:

Hola Joe B 🥊 and all.
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northguineahills:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @12:02
does it come w/ a warning, "do not use a flotation device?"
  12:05pm
clarke:

heya!
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mariano:

The Jack Cades? The Shakespeare streak continues. Hey, all!
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Handy Haversack:

Andrew, Tim, nycmnerd, medson, Rev Rab, DjL, ngh, Ken, clarke, all: hey there.
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Deano de los Muertos:

🤙
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doctorjazz:

Hey Joe and folks!
  12:06pm
clarke:

↳ mariano @12:05
looky here!! we got a bywaterian!!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ Andrew in Toronto @12:03
Hi, Andrew! Even if it had sunk to the murky depths, I'd console myself that trout like the trucker hat as much as people.
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Max D:

↳ clarke @12:02
Yes, absolutely, Tim! Loved all the Michigan goodness on Saturday. After 3 shows, you realize you haven't even scratched the surface of the musical goldmine that is Michigan!
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Max D:

↳ Joe B @12:02
Nice!!!
  12:07pm
clarke:

pure magick!!
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mariano:

↳ clarke @12:06
Marignard!
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Joshua Fried:

Jack Cades have an easy musical affinity with the Cukes - good segue
  12:07pm
clarke:

↳ mariano @12:07
oh - rite!!
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mariano:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:05
Handy!
  12:08pm
clarke:

↳ mariano @12:07
how crass of me!!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ mariano @12:07
SUBDIVISIONS
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tim:

↳ Max D @12:06
Thanks, Max! You're completely right. I'm still on the surface of that pursuit!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:09pm
tim:

↳ Song: "Looking Back" by "The Decibels"
This is cool. Has some Made To Be Broken vibes.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:09pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ tim @12:08
Gah, we missed it. We took the long way home from the Discreet Charms and Famous Logs in History show at 18th Ward.
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Bill in W.O.:

↳ Song: "Looking Back" by "The Decibels"
I've lost track, Joe. Have you played every track on the Decibels rekkid yet? Not a bad one yet. Record of the year?
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ tim @12:04
You too Tim!
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tim:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:09
No sweat, my mammal!
  12:11pm
clarke:

↳ Song: "Be My Baby" by "Jordan Jones"
clicky starred in my way.
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prof.fuzz:

↳ clarke @12:11
beluga records!
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tim:

↳ Song: "Be My Baby" by "Jordan Jones"
This is quite catchy.
  12:12pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:09
"the long way" includes half the bars in BKN!!
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nycmusicnerd:

↳ clarke @12:12
:)
  12:13pm
clarke:

the other half, on sunday!!
  12:13pm
clarke:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:11
they got caviar in champagna!!
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efd:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:09
nice subtle Supertramp reference. I like it.
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tim:

↳ efd @12:14
Hahaha!
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James in ATL:

Hello, Joe! Great start - digging all these tunes!
  12:17pm
clarke:

next thing you know handy has breakfast in america.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ efd @12:14
I was feeling so illogical.
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prof.fuzz:

↳ clarke @12:17
and wakes up afterward with a supertrampstamp...
  12:18pm
clarke:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:17
not so super!!
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nycmusicnerd:

Y'all are nothing but dreamers...
  12:18pm
clarke:

truckers!!
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nycmusicnerd:

↳ Song: "18 Wheels" by "Sit n' Spin"
This sounds almost like Kirsty MacColl's "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"
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tim:

↳ nycmusicnerd @12:18
Ha!
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love2laf:

Late to the Belock party, and glad I will be in time for The Cucumbers live! Hello 3 Chord friends, looks like you all beat me here, good to see you all.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:19pm
Karl:

Now there are two sit n' spins in my basement
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Mike From Brooklyn:

Hello Joe B & Listeners!
Hey prof.fuzz, Revolution Rabbit Nov63, efd!
Hey Handy Haversack! Nice seeing you and K8 at Big Blood Friday night.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:20pm
prof.fuzz:

hey mike!
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ love2laf @12:19
Hiya love2laf!
  12:21pm
George Kopp:

Hey Joe and everyone! Lookin forward to The Cucumbers. Lotsa love to Deena and Jon. And to you too Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm
joe mulligan:

↳ Song: "Woo Hoo" by "The 5.6.7.8's"
I've heard this a lot from a commercial.. can anyone place it?
  12:22pm
morphe':

↳ Song: "Woo Hoo" by "The 5.6.7.8's"
Seems like - as JoeMcG was saying -- seems like upbeat Monday continues with JoeyB ..
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:22pm
Hoboken Jack:

Hello Joe, Tim, Prof, Handy, NYCMnerd, HP Ken, Andrew, Clarke who I need to message, Medson Man, NGH, Karl, Brooklyn Mike, George, everybody! Love those Cucumbers!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:22pm
Deano de los Muerto:

↳ Song: "Woo Hoo" by "The 5.6.7.8's"
It was in Kill Bill vol 1, so was the band
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love2laf:

↳ Andrew in Toronto @12:21
How did you fare in the storms on Saturday? It was intense here, and lost power for half the day.
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prof.fuzz:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:22
hi jack!
  12:23pm
clarke:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:22
yes. yes you do. mawnin'!!!
  12:23pm
Philip:

Is this the Strokes singer?
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Andrew in Toronto:

↳ Joe B @12:02
Killer set Joe!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "Love Is a Painting" by "The Bug Club"
Coming back to town 11/17 at the new Knitting Factory space. Highly recommended!
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Deano de los Muerto:

↳ Philip @12:23
nope
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love2laf:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:22
Hello Hoboken Jack, hope your weekend was great.
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Handy Haversack:

Mike, Jack, good to see you both this weekend.
  12:24pm
Philip:

↳ Deano de los Muerto @12:23
thx
  12:24pm
clarke:

↳ love2laf @12:23
i cannot imagine losing power here, right now.
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tim:

HEy Hoboken Jack!
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Karl:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:22
It was weird being at a show (Big Blood) and not seeing Hoboken Jack there
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love2laf:

↳ joe mulligan @12:21
T-Mobile I think IIRC
  12:24pm
Bluesman:

This Bug Club track is so great. Kinda like one of those Flying Nun N/Z groups, but louder!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm
Andrew in Toronto:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:22
Hi there Hoboken!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Karl @12:24
You're not wrong. I felt a little equilibrium restored when I saw him the next day at 18th Ward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm
love2laf:

↳ clarke @12:24
I am grateful the temps were comfortable here.
  12:26pm
clarke:

hello-boken!!!
  12:26pm
clarke:

↳ love2laf @12:26
can we come visit??
  12:27pm
morphe':

↳ Handy Haversack @12:23
The Knitting factory is in or going into the old Pyramid??
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Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Great start Joe! Thanks for hipping me to The Decibels previously!
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love2laf:

↳ clarke @12:26
Absolutely, and bring fans in case the damned smoke ever comes back!
  12:27pm
clarke:

↳ Todd-o-phonic Todd @12:27
fun show on sat!!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ morphe' @12:27
Yup.
  12:28pm
clarke:

↳ Todd-o-phonic Todd @12:27
u pitched a no-no!!!
  12:28pm
Bluesman:

↳ Todd-o-phonic Todd @12:27
TOPT - The Decibels bring out my "Inner MoD."
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Karl:

↳ Song: "Head In The Clouds" by "The Beths"
The Beths coming to NYC:
Oct 17
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Oct 18
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Oct 19
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:28pm
Deano de los Muerto:

↳ Song: "Head In The Clouds" by "The Beths"
Beths have such a tight sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm
Andrew in Toronto:

↳ love2laf @12:22
We mostly had incredibly strong winds here. Thanks for asking.
  12:28pm
clarke:

↳ love2laf @12:27
my fans have become disillusioned.
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tim:

Quite the rocking set, Joe!
  12:30pm
clarke:

↳ Song: "Wings" by "Cory Hanson"
liking everything i have heard from this album!! noted.
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Frank In Queens:

Hi Joe
  12:31pm
fr1dayafternoon:

This Cory Hanson record is so good. I can’t stop playing it
  12:31pm
clarke:

frank!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm
Andrew in Toronto:

↳ Frank In Queens @12:30
Hey Frank in Queens!
  12:31pm
clarke:

↳ fr1dayafternoon @12:31
is it on vinyls??
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm
Hoboken Jack:

↳ Karl @12:24
Karl, I didn't even know that show was happening till maybe the day before! Wasn't mentioned on social media or on the several shows I listen to.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm
Hoboken Jack:

↳ love2laf @12:26
Hi love2laf! I hope you're having a laugh filled day!
  12:33pm
clarke:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:32
i am in a syndrome where i hear about a good show two days after it happened.
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Hoboken Jack:

↳ Frank In Queens @12:30
Hey Frank!
  12:33pm
Andres:

↳ Song: "Wings" by "Cory Hanson"
Good aft, Joe and all. Had to chime in for this epic!!
  12:33pm
clarke:

a healthy dose of Boo Radleys in this!
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Karl:

↳ Hoboken Jack @12:32
You didn't miss much, it wasn't like they had a bubble machine onstage, or that the bubble machine had a name (The Eliminator), or that they pulled someone from the crowd to operate The Eliminator, or that everyone in the crowd was singing along...
  12:35pm
clarke:

↳ Karl @12:34
and that plant in the corner did not resemble handy.
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tim:

↳ Song: "Woo Hoo" by "The 5.6.7.8's"
I saw the 5.6.7.8's in June. The yput on a great show!
  12:36pm
Norman:

Love the Cucumbers!!!
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Karl:

↳ clarke @12:35
Man these plants picked up a pandemic drinking habit
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Spankyflop:

↳ tim @12:35
They are playing the Hi-Tide festival in Asbury Park this weekend too.
  12:36pm
clarke:

↳ Karl @12:36
it's the bubbles!!
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Karl:

Oh, and, also, CUCUMBERS!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:37pm
tim:

↳ Spankyflop @12:36
Nice! Are you going?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:37pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Karl @12:36
Just keeping the roots wet.
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DPL:

These cukes ain't no gherkins!! Love from Jesse's friend David
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Frank In Queens:

Hey clarke, Andrew, and Jack
  12:38pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @12:37
lol
  12:38pm
ChrisB.:

Saw Jon and Deena open for Marshall Crenshaw a few years back.
  12:38pm
clarke:

↳ Frank In Queens @12:38
howdy sir!
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prof.fuzz:

re: drummer son: "there is no better drummer, than a drummer with no better options..."
  12:41pm
clarke:

↳ Frank In Queens @12:38
not to belabour the point we were disucssing, the other day, but: bands who are questionable about their test-pressings might be more willing to make compromises considering the waiting period to re-press masters??
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:42pm
tim:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:40
Did you respond with "Thanks, kid".
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Spankyflop:

↳ tim @12:37
Yes I will be there!
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prof.fuzz:

↳ tim @12:42
we provide(d) room, board, and college tuition. he hits things, rhythmically. good deal all around.
  12:44pm
clarke:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:43
free tacos!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:44pm
prof.fuzz:

↳ clarke @12:44
oddly enough, mr b is not a big fan of tacos... more for me and the redhead!
  12:45pm
John from Haledon:

You guys sound great! Total Campfire endorsement!
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tim:

↳ Song: "Gotta Start Somewhere" by "The Cucumbers live on ...
Sounding really good, Joe! Voices and instruments are super clear.
  12:45pm
clarke:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:44
dang!
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tim:

↳ prof.fuzz @12:43
True!
  12:46pm
clarke:

i mean: great!!
  12:46pm
clarke:

soundin' good, folks!!!
  12:48pm
clarke:

↳ Song: "interview" by "The Cucumbers live on WFMU!"
the song savings account!
  12:53pm
morphe':

Thanks Joe and the Cukes and all involved...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:54pm
tim:

In looking up the Cucumbers discogs page, I definitely remember their self titled LP. I didn't realize it was on Profile. They Cucumbers can say they were label mates with Run DMC and the CroMags.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm
Yes:

greetings all
  12:55pm
Will:

Hi Deena and Jon! You folks drove hours through a snowstorm to play at my club in Portland Maine in 1987 or 88? Do you remember? You were terrific. A shining night of my life. Don't drop the baby!-- Will Jackson
  12:55pm
Bonnie Prince Jamie:

This is sounding just splendid. Bravo Joe, Cucumbers
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Mike Sin:

This Cucumbers live set has been great! Bonus points for a shout-out to the wonderful Frank O'Toole!
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Juli:

This is great *_*
  12:59pm
John from Haledon:

R.I.P FXO.
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tim:

Great conversation, Joe!
  1:01pm
clarke:

it's heartening to hear other colleagues that are hazy on past gigs, ha ha.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

fxo forever
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "Old Shoes" by "The Cucumbers live on WFMU!"
This son is so good, just loved the whole damn thing.
  1:03pm
clarke:

↳ love2laf @1:03
are we back on Son Of Fuzz, again?
  1:04pm
John from Haledon:

Should have told me you were doing this song. I would've driven down. Always loved playing this.
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love2laf:

↳ clarke @1:03
Argh, song not son... my hands are my most unreliable tools...
  1:06pm
clarke:

yer's too??
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doctorjazz:

Have the 2 albums released a while ago, played Who Betrays Me...over and over.
Wouldn't have expected this sound from those albums (not that the sound is BAD today, in fact, I'm loving hearing them, just very different)
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Hoboken Jack:

I was honored to write the liner notes on that terrific Campfire Flies album.
  1:08pm
clarke:

ah, Danceteria!!
  1:10pm
goes211:

Great show today, Joe...thanxz for the live tunes!!
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tim:

↳ Hoboken Jack @1:08
Nice work, Jack.
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clarke:

nice re-workings of old sounds!!
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doctorjazz:

↳ clarke @1:08
I had the same response...
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Frank In Queens:

↳ clarke @12:41
Possibly. labels as well.
  1:13pm
clarke:

↳ Frank In Queens @1:12
true!
  1:15pm
clarke:

ESP was an off-shoot from Fender folks.
  1:17pm
clarke:

some guys who broke away, actually.
  1:18pm
listener monica:

I took my entire drawing class to see the Cucumbers at Maxwells circa 1984? it was the only time I got a parking spot right out front. lucky me!
  1:19pm
clarke:

↳ listener monica @1:18
did the students sit on those "tiers" and draw the band, live??
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Mike Sin:

↳ clarke @1:15
Maybe I'm confused -- I thought ESP was a privately owned Japanese company from the 1980s.
  1:23pm
John from Haledon:

↳ Hoboken Jack @1:08
You did a fab job, Jack! Thanks.
  1:23pm
clarke:

↳ clarke @1:17
to be more exact - there was a japanese company who hired away some key fender guys to form ESP.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

This band is pretty cool! 🥒
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

She sounds like Blossom Dearie. Which is good.
  1:25pm
clarke:

↳ Mike Sin @1:22
they basically wanted to make fenders with better woods - which, at the time, fender was probably using inferior ingredients.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

/ Iris Dement...
  1:26pm
Norman:

Beautiful set. Bring back the Campfire Flies.
  1:27pm
George Kopp:

Great set, Deena and Jon. See you at The Shillelagh Club!
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Juli:

I love these songs:::}
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doctorjazz:

Loved the set, thanks!
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doctorjazz:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @1:26
Have tix to see Iris Dement later in the year...
  1:31pm
clarke:

fab set!! great re-workings!! like rockwell paintings!!
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tim:

Hey Hoboken Jack!
  1:31pm
clarke:

someone left the door open!!
  1:33pm
clarke:

not a good year for cukes in nola!!
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joe mulligan:

↳ love2laf @12:24
that's it, thanks!
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Handy Haversack:

This has been great. I was totally unfamiliar before today. Thanks, Joe and Cucumbers.
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tim:

Thanks Cucumbers and Joe!
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love2laf:

↳ Song: "The Cucumbers live in the studio!"
This was such fun, and great music and conversation. Thank you Joe, The Cucumbers, and Richard!
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Jason from Houston:

Zone 9 tomatoes are so done. LOL
  1:35pm
clarke:

↳ Jason from Houston @1:34
yeah they are tasting a bit bitter in the south, huh??
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Jason from Houston:

I just planted a few in hopes of a modest fall harvest.
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doctorjazz:

↳ Song: "My Boyfriend" by "The Cucumbers"
That's the sound I was expecting, but it was a great live set!
  1:36pm
clarke:

↳ Jason from Houston @1:35
creole tomatoes are doing well, tho.
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Jason from Houston:

↳ clarke @1:35
I pulled my plants a month ago. No amount of watering was going to help.
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tim:

↳ Song: "My Boyfriend" by "The Cucumbers"
Oh wow. I totally remember this song now. It wasn't registering when the band talked about it.
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Hubig Pie:

I have one tomato that's starting to blush a bit pink-orange-ish. The rest are a greenish shade of green. It was 61f here yesterday.
  1:36pm
clarke:

↳ doctorjazz @1:35
true - for handy, this sound will be a surprise, ha ha.
  1:37pm
clarke:

↳ Hubig Pie @1:36
three words: green tomato salsa!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Juliana Hatfield just crossed my mind...
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prof.fuzz:

↳ Jason from Houston @1:36
my pepper plants are still bustin' out jalapenos and cayennes like crazy.
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clarke:

↳ Jason from Houston @1:36
houston still that draughty?? damn.
  1:39pm
clarke:

↳ prof.fuzz @1:38
send some to Hubig!!
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Jason from Houston:

↳ clarke @1:38
It is awful...
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Joshua Fried:

↳ Song: "Handle With Care" by "The Cucumbers"
Cukes still going!
  1:43pm
clarke:

↳ Jason from Houston @1:42
yes, new orleans is in a sort-of drought, too - it usually rains ever afternoon, in a typical summer.
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Roberto:

The Cucumbers were oft playing on cassette while I painted in my studio in the early '90s.
  1:45pm
Will:

Oh yeah,"My Town" -- thanks Joe! Would make a great companion song to Go Betweens' "Streets of Your Town."
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Smart songwriting & also catchy - & they don't step on each other @ all. They're great friends. They hold hands while asking hard questions...
  1:48pm
franklinstower:

just saw them open for Jason Isbell last night — amazing band
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egould:

↳ Song: "They Are the Oakland A's" by "The Baseball Project"
The A’s are a disaster.
  1:49pm
clarke:

"who are those guys?!?" - one of my fave (repeated) lines from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
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tim:

The Baseball Project need to write a song about Handy's beer league team The Pigeons.
  1:50pm
clarke:

↳ tim @1:50
either them or foster brooks!!
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joe mulligan:

SELL
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Kotzwinkled:

The A's: making my beloved KC Royals look good this year.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "They Are the Oakland A's" by "The Baseball Project"
Maybe John Sterling can also call in for the interview.
  1:53pm
clarke:

ha ha ha - as an orioles fan, i can empathize. it goes in cycles - take heart!
  1:53pm
clarke:

↳ Kotzwinkled @1:51
also, this week: Royals vs. O's!!
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tim:

↳ Song: "Disco Demolition" by "The Baseball Project"
Is there a little Radar Love in that breakdown?
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egould:

My Dodgers are playing well, however. :-)
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Artie:

Go Braves!
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Hubig Pie:

↳ egould @1:54
They own the Rockies. The Rockies are on an endless cycle of eternal mediocrity. New owners puh-leeze.
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tonyb:

Congratulate Linda. Twins are in 1st place. Steve’s team: less said; the better.
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tim:

Damn, I have to split. I'll come back to the archives for the Baseball Project interview.

Thanks for the great show today, Joe! The Cucumbers set was fantastic. The Champs don't got no yips!
  1:56pm
bobobob plasticland Milwaukee:

Disco Demolition ...Steve Dahl
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egould:

↳ tim @1:54
Yes there was. Or maybe it was that Greg Kihn Band riff?
  1:57pm
bobob plasticland:

Go Brewers!!!!!
  1:57pm
clarke:

↳ Hubig Pie @1:56
well, new owners is an orioles plea, as well, but, somehow they's a'winnin'!!
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Handy Haversack:

NYC baseball is just dispiriting this year. Yankees couldn't even think of anyone to trade away. No clue what their plan is at this point.
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egould:

↳ Hubig Pie @1:56
Yeah. Tough series for the Rockies over the weekend.
  1:59pm
clarke:

scorby!!! hey-o!!
  2:01pm
LP Stevenson:

Just saw Baseball Project in St Augustine. Great show!
  2:01pm
clarke:

living in the south - you had to pick a team out of region for a long time.
  2:02pm
bobobob plasticland:

I've lived in Atlanta since 98...I'm still a Brewers fan
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Handy Haversack:

The Braves TV channel was part of basic cable when I was a kid, so they had fans all over. It's hard for me to support them now that they bailed on downtown Atlanta and moved to the suburbs.
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Kotzwinkled:

WFMU you should do live game commentary. Would be MUCH better than some of the slop we gotta hear.
  2:02pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:02
and tv coverage put the braves on the map as far as nat'l recognition (along with hank aaron)
  2:05pm
clarke:

grand slam - four bases - four runs.
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Hams:

i went to the braves game saturday night at citifield, good one.
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Kotzwinkled:

Plz ask Scott if he has watched the incredible series Brockmire.
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Handy Haversack:

They resisted Sterling's "it is high -- it is far -- it is ... caught in shallow right-center." Somehow.
  2:07pm
clarke:

ha ha
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Hams:

i was neighbors with mike mills over the pandemic. he let me borrow his binoculars.
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Tim 07030:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:06
They end the song with it!
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Victrola Tom:

Hey People’s Champ, nice interview right here!!
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Hubig Pie:

My location in East-northeren West Dakota means I get both the Rockies and Twins channels on basic channel line-up. Both teams on air announcing crew will drive you crazy. They're paid by the word.
  2:12pm
clarke:

K'zoo!! PURE!!
  2:13pm
clarke:

not as bad a blue jays announcers!
  2:14pm
clarke:

-as
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Hams @2:09
If your neighbor trusts you with binoculars ...that is profound.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Tim 07030 @2:11
Resistance is futile!
  2:15pm
bobob plasticland:

Handy ...I live in Smyrna do they're only 3 miles from my Condo
  2:15pm
clarke:

the runner at second base is weird, but it sure gets the games over.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ clarke @2:15
Makes W-L in extra-inning games even LESS predictive of a team's actual ability.
  2:16pm
clarke:

wow!! mccarthy has solo material!! COOL!!
  2:17pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:16
it IS weird!
  2:18pm
tonyb:

I’d almost prefer games to end tied, then the gift runner in scoring position?
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Hubig Pie:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:06
The Rockies play by play announcer has the worst home run call - "Take a good look, you won't see it for long!"
  2:19pm
clarke:

↳ tonyb @2:18
as a soccer fan i cannot recommend ties!!
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WTF_Chuck:

Those of us "of a certain age", especially from New England, remember Bill Buckner!
  2:20pm
clarke:

oops!
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WTF_Chuck:

Great show today, Joe!!
  2:20pm
tonyb:

Extra time is fair, penalty kicks : ( my team is QPR : (
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Hubig Pie:

↳ WTF_Chuck @2:19
Poor Bill Buckner . Everyone in the Western Hemisphere remembers him for the wrong reason.
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egould:

I listen to music when I watch baseball/football. I know what’s happening on the field. The announcers are pretty bad.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Hubig Pie @2:18
Oof.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ egould @2:22
I don't have cable, so I listen to baseball on the radio. Though I'll usually have 'FMU on the OTHER radio.
  2:25pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:23
i will send you a way to watch any game u want.
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WTF_Chuck:

↳ Hubig Pie @2:21
BB was forgiven by Sox fans after a few years, though I'm sure it was tough for him at the time. The Game 6 meltdown preceded his error for sure!
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Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "interview" by "Scott McCaughey"
Real nice, Joe. Great convo. I think we have concert plans already on Friday, though, consarnit.
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Handy Haversack:

↳ clarke @2:25
Thanks! I think one of the methods I would use has disappeared.
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egould:

↳ clarke @2:25
clarke gets it.
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efd:

That was great Joe, thanks! Have to admit I was hoping maybe Josh would come down for the show Friday but I guess no such luck.
  2:28pm
clarke:

↳ Handy Haversack @2:28
done, check inbox.
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nycmusicnerd:

I don't follow baseball, but...I don't have TV and my hockey team isn't local, so I use IHeartRadio to pick up the radio broadcasts of the games.
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Hubig Pie:

↳ WTF_Chuck @2:26
It all started with that guy who parachuted into Shea stadium with the Go Mets! banner.
  2:29pm
clarke:

↳ egould @2:28
i actually record with a game on, in the background, quite often - it is a way to get stuff done. you don't watch the game all THAT closely, though.
  2:30pm
clarke:

Hitchhiker yesss
  2:30pm
clarke:

↳ clarke @2:29
with the volume muted, of course.
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WTF_Chuck:

↳ Hubig Pie @2:28
Ha!! Yes! Had to rewatch thatjust now.
www.youtube.com...
  2:36pm
clarke:

i believe Hitchhiker is on Hoboken Jack's latest playlist, as well.
  2:38pm
clarke:

talbot!!!
  2:40pm
Cosmic:

Always good to hear Himhimself after a cover. But thoroughly enjoyed Pocahontas
  2:40pm
clarke:

molina!!
  2:45pm
clarke:

strengthy - the horse!!
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James in ATL:

Great show! Thank you, Joe!
  2:47pm
clarke:

so, that would probably still include sampedro on dat!!
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egould:

Thank you Joe B. Thanks to the Cucumbers. And Richard. And to Scott M. Let’s play another!
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Dance the Blues:

Are you passionate is a good album. Don't care what anyone says.
  2:47pm
Sylvia's Mother:

My goodness! I thought Sit N Spin had "28 Wheels"!
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Erica from Cranford:

Thanks Joe!
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clarke:

↳ Dance the Blues @2:47
agree - but after that it gets dicey.
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Victrola Tom:

Thanks Joe, great show!!
  2:49pm
clarke:

↳ Song: "A Street Called Finland" by "The Garment District"
jen baron - my herioine!!
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Joe B:

↳ Dance the Blues @2:47
agreed
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Cacophone Jeff:

Great show, Joe! Loved the Scot McCaughey interview! Thank you!
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love2laf:

Thank you Joe, and all your guests today, it was wonderful, and the hours flew by! Have a great day accu friends.
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Joe B:

thanks everyone, appreciate it!
  2:51pm
clarke:

great show joe!! as usual - we got our quarter's worth!! ; ]
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nycmusicnerd:

Thanks Joe! Great interviews!
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listener 126464:

Joe B., you pitched a gem today. Thanks to you and Deena, Jon & Scott.
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Karl:

Had a dropout on the MP3 stream there for about 20 seconds, it's back now
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Joe B:

↳ Karl @2:54
operator error
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nycmusicnerd:

↳ Karl @2:54
I was just about to ask. It wasn't just me, then.
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love2laf:

↳ Karl @2:54
Thank you, saves me rebooting the modem Karl.
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Joe B:

no stream drop, it was me
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Karl:

↳ Joe B @2:54
I blame myself
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Joe B:

↳ Karl @2:55
no thanks for looking out. worth noting when it drops
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Karl:

Because Joe Belock can do no wrong
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Clincher16":

We're all in this together.
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love2laf:

↳ Karl @2:55
Hear, hear! We are the cause of the dropout.
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Marie in Queens:

↳ Song: "Hollow Tubes From Heaven" by "Ibex Clone"
love this
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herb.nyc:

↳ Joe B @2:55
The fm dropped too. Lower manhattan
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Jason from Houston:

Many thanks, Joe B. Fine sounds.
  2:56pm
Greg g:

Great work Joe! Made this cloudy day more enjoyable.
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Joe B:

↳ herb.nyc @2:56
no, it was operator error here.
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Dance the Blues:

↳ Song: "Hollow Tubes From Heaven" by "Ibex Clone"
Two chord monte on this jam!
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Joe! Base hit!
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Sylvia's Mother:

@Dance the Blues: "jam"? Like a jam band?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ JoeB ~
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Max D:

Super fun show today, Joe! Many thanks!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe and The Cucumbers and those in a pickel! 🥒
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