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Options December 28, 2016: 2016 wasn't all bad—the world is finally rid of Fidel Castro, and we elected Hillary Clinton President of California!

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Michael Antony Whelan  Windy & Ripply   Options Windy & Ripply  0:03:23 (Pop‑up)
Mahogany Rush  Child of the Novelty   Options Child of the Novelty  0:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Stanton Moore  Lauren Z   Options Conversations  0:09:12 (Pop‑up)
East West Quintet  Something   Options Anthem  0:14:02 (Pop‑up)
Galactic  Bounce Baby   Options From the Corner to the Block  0:23:32 (Pop‑up)
A Stereotypical New York Youth  New York Youth   Options New York Market Radio Broadcasters Association  0:26:34 (Pop‑up)
Happyness  Anything I Do Is All Right   Options Weird Little Birthday  0:27:19 (Pop‑up)
The Kirkbys  It's a Crime   Options Psychedelia, Vol. 2: The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke  0:29:24 (Pop‑up)
Mars Argo  Formal Girl   Options Linden Place (EP)  0:31:38 (Pop‑up)
Charles Mingus  Remember Rockefeller at Attica   Options Changes One  0:35:24 (Pop‑up)
Marijuana Deathsquads  Truckin'   Options Day of the Dead  0:44:43 (Pop‑up)
Mahavishnu Orchestra  The Dance of Maya   Options The Inner Mounting Flame  0:49:08 (Pop‑up)
Vanishing Twin  Truth is Boring   Options Choose Your Own Adventure  2:00:41 (Pop‑up)
Nicole Dollanganger  Angels of Porn II   Options Natural Born Losers  2:10:07 (Pop‑up)
Brian Haas  Alone Together   Options The Truth About Hollywood  2:13:39 (Pop‑up)
Marco Benevento  Limbs of a Pine / Jump Into the Fire   Options Live on Irwin's program Sept. 3, 2014  2:18:13 (Pop‑up)
Nicole Dollanganger  Let's All Go to the Lobby   Options Covers  2:30:05 (Pop‑up)
Smithereens  Only a Memory   Options Green Thoughts  2:30:40 (Pop‑up)
Yardbirds  Shapes of Things   Options Birdland  2:33:58 (Pop‑up)
Klarka Weinwurm, Rebecca Zolkower & Jennah Barry  Coyotes in the Commons   Options Continental Drag  2:36:29 (Pop‑up)
Janis Ian  Mrs. McKenzie   Options Society's Child  2:39:27 (Pop‑up)
Tim Evans  Rotting Spring   Options Wretched Wings  2:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Hancock  Succotash   Options Inventions and Dimensions  2:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Virginia Mayhew  Monterey Blues   Options Sandan Shuffle  2:53:00 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:04pm Laura L:

Hello Irwin--is it a ghost town around Jersey City this week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Irwin:

Ample on-street parking everywhere, LL.
  3:07pm FƍFƍ (:

Good evening, Irwin, people!

Glad to be here.
  3:09pm Laura L:

What're the kids in the picture looking up at in the sky? I can't make it out.
  3:10pm FƍFƍ (:

Perhaps they hear the ogre coming! It's le petit poucet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Irwin:

LL: It's from Hop-o-My-Thumb. Lookitup.
Avatar 3:12pm still b/p:

They fear the tennis ball lobbed from afar.
  3:13pm Laura L:

Ah, I don't know le petit poucet but I'll lookitup when I stop working on a book after Friday--only have about 430 pieces of art to prep for printing to get it done...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Michael 98145:

under my Tom Thumb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Mike East:

Fantastic drum solo.
  3:15pm Hoboken Jack:

The kids are looking at a red balloon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Irwin:

That was Stanton Moore on kit.
  3:16pm FƍFƍ (:


Last week, by any chance, did you play any music by Carrie Fisher or by George Michael?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Irwin:

I relinquished the curse to other staffers. Told them to use it responsibly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Michael 98145:

great set!
  3:29pm FƍFƍ (:

So it seems to me People Like Us played irresponsibly George Michael's last week (4 days before his death).
Avatar 3:30pm V Priceless:

Hey Irwin!
  3:40pm Listening Out There:

Avatar 3:40pm Whosondephone:

The kids listen to the rap music which causes the brain damage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Irwin:

Somebody look up the pianist on this Mingus piece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Fuzzy:

Don Pullen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm melinda:

I like your bed music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Irwin:

Bed music in that break by Raymond Scott.
  3:54pm Jack:

I used to be able to play the first few notes of this Mahavishnu song; impressed a lot people back in the stoned age.
  3:54pm Woo:

I saw Mott the Hoople open for Mahavishnu once. I miss those odd record company pairings. Someone threw a bottle at Ian Hunter who then jumped off the stage and kicked some ass.
  3:56pm nickrhombi:

- breakfast with candlemass.. lunch with mahavishnu.... where else can this happen, i ask you?!
  3:56pm Listening Out There:

Woo: I saw Taj Mahal with the Pointer Sisters singing backup as an opening act for Mahavishnu. So, I know whatcha mean...
  3:57pm ?:

Great Show Thank You
  3:58pm nickrhombi:

- that song yoused to freak me out wen i was a kid!~ that lurchey menacing intro...
  4:05pm Jack:

I saw Mahvishnu at C.W. Post college in 197(mumble) can't remember - there's bootlegs of it out there - Marc Almond opened and they were good too. My friend got up to the stage and took great photos of Billy Cobham's sweat flying. And they were REALLY LOUD.
  4:10pm Kleighbells:

Wow! Duane plays Alphonse Mouzon/Jaco and Irwin plays Mahavishnu. Fusion heaven!
  4:11pm Brendan:

Speaking of odd pairings and bottles. John Cougar ( pre -Menstrualcramp ) opened for the Who in AZ. He was knocked unconcho by a bottle , carried off and came back wearing a hard hat and sang Hurt So Good. He profanely challenged the hurlers to try it again. They obliged.
  4:16pm rakes:

What is this? It's awesome
Avatar 4:17pm mayorfrank:

Where do these conversations take place?
Avatar 4:18pm mayorfrank:

Hip Priest
  4:26pm Lyle:

The Kirkbys. That brings back some memories. I believe it was the summer of 1968. I was playing french horn with The Electric Flag. We were playing a gig somewhere in Nebraska ... Lincoln maybe? A state fair gig. Anyway, the Kirkbys opened and they had obviously been into the special Kool-Aid. The lead singer made some allusion to being able to fly and promptly launched himself off of a twenty-foot tower of speakers. Mind you, this was in the pre-stage diving days, so no one caught him when he fell. The leap occurred during a quiet passage in the music, so we all heard the resounding thud as he belly-flopped onto the hard-packed dirt in front of the stage. As I recall, the crowd roared and the band kicked back in. Everyone thought it was part of the act, so much so that he repeated the feat for a few more dates on the tour before he was replaced by a pre-Elvin Bishop, Mickey Thomas. Mickey was asked to duplicate the popular stage dive, but refused. He was promptly fired and was replaced by a very briefly by the aging actor Karl Malden, of all people! Suffice it to say, this didn't last long. Malden does play bongoes on "It's a Crime". He is unfortunately buried in the mix.
  4:30pm Lyle:

Please excuse the typo. My hands are so stiff these days, especially in the cooler months. I was recently asked to join a reconfigured version of Rare Earth, but had to decline due to stiffness.
  4:31pm Lyle:

Oh Dear Lord. Embarrassing. I may not post again for some time. Happy New Year all.
  4:38pm Courtney of Morris:

It's ok Lyle we are here for you
Avatar 4:40pm drewo:

Let me see what i've got saved in the fridge here... thanks Irwin for providing to us the inimitable Joe Frank.
  4:48pm Lyle:

Thank you, Courtney. You're very kind. I get excited when Irwin plays songs that trigger musical memories. He is good at that. He's also a fine drummer who sometimes reminds me of Keith Knudson in some ways. Did you know that Keith Knudson played with Lee Michaels before joining the Doobie Bros? I just read that on my computer. Love the little facts that make music so interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Irwin:

Happy Knudson Year to you, Lyle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Lyle - You should call into Dave Hill's show on Monday nights, if you can. That's a great forum for rock and roll stories like yours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Irwin:

Lyle has memories of everyone in show biz. He knew Casper the Friendly Ghost when he was still alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm common:

good day all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...missed Frank Marino gawshdarnit...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Michael 98145:

anything is possible - if you just believe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm melinda:

Digging the Vanishing Twin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Michael 98145:

- The vanished twin can die owing to a poorly implanted placenta -
  5:14pm Hoboken Jack:

hey this "Angels of Porn 2" is pretty freaking great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Irwin:

Nicole's lyrics are very disturbing. Check her stuff on Bandcamp. Not for the faint-of-heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jeepers. Musician. Yerknow - Keith Emerson wasn't far from this stuff...
Avatar 5:20pm geezerette:

Enjoying Brian Haas...enjoyed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Irwin:

Hallo, Jack. T-O-P Todd just showed me (on his phone) your Xmas card to Tunes.
  5:26pm Hoboken Jack:

Hallo Irwin. Only card I could muster this year but I knew their office door was counting on me. Remember your neighbor who wrote Nilsson liner notes?
Avatar 5:26pm Mayor Frank:

Fine tunage. Is that how you spell it?
  5:28pm Jeezy:

This was the PERFECT show to Citibike over the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan to...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yay Smithereens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Michael 98145:

- Please return your speaker to the cradle when leaving the theater, thank you -
Avatar 5:33pm Mayor Frank:

Yes! Still going strong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Linda Lee:

enjoying the show enormously tonight Irwin!! nothing better for driving over dark mountain roads by moonlit snow, than that last set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Irwin:

Best remake by the sort-of-original group almost ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Michael 98145:

drive carefully, @LL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Linda Lee:

i'm home now! thank goddess!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Irwin:

Guitar solo by Steve Vai
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Linda Lee:

thank you Michael 98145!
  5:37pm V Priceless:

nice 'reens/'birds segue, Ir!
Avatar 5:37pm geezerette:

A favorite song by a favorite group! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Michael 98145:

what she said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Linda Lee:

i loved the Yardbirds when their music was new & i was just old enough to turn the radio on. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Linda Lee:

loved them ever since.
Avatar 5:38pm geezerette:

You were a toddler with taste!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a Pop group spotlighting Guitar players...well - gotta distinguish themselves from the Stones @ the Crawdaddy Club somehow I guess...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Linda Lee:

we were lucky, geezerette! :-)
Avatar 5:40pm geezerette:

hey Michael!

Yep Linda, we were indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Linda Lee:

i was a bit older than a toddler, but not much :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Linda Lee:

i'm listening on a radio at least that old, so it's all good :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Michael 98145:

whoa. howcome i don't remember this Ian cut ...?
Avatar 5:43pm geezerette:

love Janis Ian. wow,think she checked out this year too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Linda Lee:

no, she's still with us. she posted to facebook a few days ago.
Avatar 5:44pm geezerette:

whew! still with us. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Michael 98145:

@gz'ette, nope. tho she's had some health issues. met her a couple times -- nice indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Janis Ian likes to post Godzilla Haikus...she's a SciFi writer too!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Linda Lee:

she'll always have a place in my heart as the first female pop star to come out, to my knowledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Linda Lee:

many years ago now.
Avatar 5:52pm cosmic matrix:

wow, sounds like that percussion track is a piece of paper on a pillow or something! i thought i wuz the only one who figured that one out
Avatar 5:52pm cosmic matrix:

too bad that guys playing a little late
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Linda Lee:

not a kalabash?
Avatar 5:53pm cosmic matrix:

dunno, maybe, sounds like a paper bag to me
Avatar 5:53pm cosmic matrix:

oh wait, that's called SWING
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Linda Lee:

yes love. :-)
Avatar 5:54pm cosmic matrix:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Michael 98145:

thanks for all the great jazz today, DJ Irwin
Avatar 5:57pm cosmic matrix:

from a review on amazon: "With the exception of Track 1, where latin percussionist Osvaldo Martinez plays something resembling maracas as if they were jumping beans in a paper bag, this is a great CD. Fortunately, he's more restrained on the other tracks, so don't let Track 1 deter you from enjoying this music."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Linda Lee:

oh fer heaven's sake. :-D
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