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Female-fronted pop from the past, present, and future; from all over the globe. And the occasional man.

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Options December 11, 2020: In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman!

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Cuddle Magic  Valid Jagger   Options Bath  Northern Spy  2020  In anticipation of my conversation with Joan As Police Woman, we begin with this lovely Joan cover..... 
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The Poppy Family  I’ll See You There   Options   London  1971        0:06:13 (Pop‑up)
Girls Aloud  The Promise   Options Out Of Control  Fascination  2008        0:09:43 (Pop‑up)
Irma Thomas  It’s Starting To Get To Me Now   Options The Sweetest Feeling: A Van McCoy Songbook 1962-1973  Ace Records  2010  From 1965 / Written by Van McCoy, Produced by Jerry Ragovoy      0:13:16 (Pop‑up)
Kutiman featuring the Machame NKweshoo Women Group  Copasavana   Options Wachaga  Siyal Music  2020  From Israel 
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Althea and Donna  Uptown Top Ranking (Remastered)   Options Uptown Top Ranking  Virgin  2011  From Jamaica, 1978      0:19:17 (Pop‑up)
Lizzy Young  Elephants   Options Coocoo Banana  Self-released  2020   
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Fleetwood Mac  Sisters Of the Moon   Options Tusk  Warner Bros.  1979        0:26:27 (Pop‑up)
 
Arlo Parks  Caroline   Options   Trangressive Records  2020  New album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, out 01.29.2021! 
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Linda Lewis  Old Smokey   Options Reach For the Truth: The Reprise Years 1971 -1974  Reprise  2002  From 1972 
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BEA1991  Safe Ground   Options Good Thinking  Self-released  2014  From the Netherlands 
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Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Orchestra  Clip Joint   Options Chicago: The Living Legends  Fantasy  1993  From 1961      0:48:29 (Pop‑up)
Madeline Bell  One Step At A Time   Options   Phillips  1966  Written by Ashford, Simpson + Armstead      0:53:07 (Pop‑up)
Erykah Badu  Appletree   Options Baduizm  Universal  1997   
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Sharada Shashidhar  Messages   Options Rahu  Leaving Records  2020   
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In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman
Joan As Police Woman  Christobel   Options Real Life  Cheap Lullaby Records  2006   
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In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman
Joan As Police Woman  Valid Jagger   Options Damned Devotion  Play It Again Sam  2018   
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In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman
Joan As Police Woman  Your Song   Options The Classic  Play It Again Sam  2014   
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In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman
Joan As Police Woman  The Magic   Options The Deep Field  PIAS  2011   
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In Conversation with Joan As Police Woman
Joan As Police Woman  What A World   Options Joanthology  Play It Again Sam  2019   
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ENNY featuring Amia Brave  Peng Black Girls   Options   FAMM  2020  MY SINGLE OF THE WEEK! 
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Aricia Mess featuring Dona Onete  Batuque E Reza Forte   Options   Self-released  2020  From Brazil / https://ariciamessartist.bandcamp.com/ 
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Miriam Makeba  Come To Glory   Options The Voice For Africa  RCA Records  1964  From South Africa 
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Marie Laforêt  Te Fais Semblant   Options 1961-1964  Polydor France  2020  From France, 1963      2:35:20 (Pop‑up)
Loma  Elliptical Days   Options Don't Shy Away  Sub Pop  2020   
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Laura Fell  I Didn’t Mean To   Options Safe From Me  Balloon Machine  2020   
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Joan As Police Woman  Your Song   Options The Classic  Play It Again Sam  2014  Because this gem must be heard again!      2:50:23 (Pop‑up)
Donny Hathaway  A Song For You   Options Donny Hathaway  Atlantic Records  1971  Written by Leon Russell / Closing with today’s occasional man, inspired by my interview with Joan As Police Woman 
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Listener comments!

Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Michael 98145:

No distractions! Let's boom! 🎇
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:00pm dreamyandseedy:

ready to get giddy!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Sheila B and the most sophisticated of Boom Boomers! Happiest of Fridays to you all!

Picked up Cover 2 and Joanthology last week on Bandcamp -- lots of bang for your buck!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Sheila and everyone!
Avatar 3:01pm ncjay:

Good Friday afternoon, Sheila, and greetings, music lovers!
  3:01pm Doc Rock:

Good afternoon DJ Shiela B & all listeners.
  3:02pm a polished polish lady:

Hello everyone
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Friday, Sheila and all!
  3:02pm P-90:

Aloha!
  3:02pm mattgary:

we've arrive.. what a relief..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm loveless:

Hiya!
  3:03pm Rick G:

Cheerful greetings Sheila and listeners, from the “Greater Salish Sea Area” here in WA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Niall:

Wow. How quickly a week passes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm mariano:

Hey Sheila B, Crew, sophistos. Magical opening track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Gordon FM:

Hi Sheila! YAY JOAN!!!!
Avatar 3:05pm djsheilab:

Hello Friday music lovers! I can't wait to bring you my interview with Joan As Police Woman. She is a divine human being! And this is her song!
  3:07pm Jocelyn M.:

Hooray, so glad to be tuning in today...such sweet relief to this troubled world. And YES, Joan Joan Joan (and Sheila Sheila Sheila)!
Avatar 3:08pm djsheilab:

Thanks for being with me today, Michael 98145, dreamyandseedy, a polished polish lady, Doc Rock, ncjay, Guido from Cologne, Handy Haversack, listener james from westwood, loveless, mattgary, P-90, Rick G, Niall, mariano, Gordon FM + Jocelyn M.!
  3:09pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday everyone!
Avatar 3:09pm djsheilab:

Handy—Thanks for buying those Joan records!
Avatar 3:09pm djsheilab:

Hey Jocelyn!
  3:10pm Jett:

Hope you and Alvy are well. @djsheilab Great to be listening to the best deejay on WFMU. I'm doing okay.
Avatar 3:10pm matthew glass:

All week I've got FRIDAY ON MY MIND because of you and SBB Sheila. I like this Poppy Family tune. New to me :)
Avatar 3:12pm djsheilab:

Yay! Hey matthew glass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm rita popova:

happy friday from san francisco fellow sophisticated boomers <3
Avatar 3:12pm djsheilab:

Hey rita popover + Jett!
Avatar 3:13pm djsheilab:

*popova!*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Phillippe Bastille:

Hey everybody! Hey mariano, handy, james! And hey Jocelyn, welcome back! Haven't see you in a while
Avatar 3:13pm djsheilab:

Keeeeeey-change!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Gordon FM:

Thanks for the pep in my step!
Avatar 3:15pm djsheilab:

Hey Phillippe Bastille! My pleasure—Gordon FM!
  3:18pm Cooh John:

Good afternoon djsheilab and sophisticates. DjLorraine will be joining us midshow and asked for being excused for her tardiness.
Avatar 3:19pm djsheilab:

Hey Cooh John! As long as she joins us for Joan As Police Woman, we're all good :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

This is so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Gordon FM:

Joan in '97 with outstanding hair for the completists youtu.be...
Avatar 3:21pm Justin B.:

I was at a very dull urban planning conference in New Orleans, then Irma Thomas and Dr. John made a guest appearance in a panel session and sang a song about wetlands preservation. Turned it all around :)
Avatar 3:22pm djsheilab:

Glad you dig, Stillwell Coney Islander!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm mariano:

Wow, Sheila, really love that Copasavana.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Handy Haversack:

Gonna be light on the comments, friends. A pal is over, and we are sitting outside. But ears are on!
  3:22pm michael z:

This is one of the most uplifting reggae songs ever. I can’t remember when I last heard it but I now realize it was too long ago.
Avatar 3:22pm ncjay:

this is an unusual mix of Uptown Top Ranking
Avatar 3:23pm djsheilab:

Justin B.—WOW. God bless New Orleans' finest, both living and in spirit!
  3:23pm paul morton:

Love this music mon
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Carmichael:

Heya Sheila and Boomers. Listening obediently ...
  3:24pm Jett:

This Althia and Donna track has been a big favorite since it's release in the seventies, this version sounds a bit updated.
Avatar 3:25pm djsheilab:

michael z—Couldn't agree more. Oddly it's my first time playing it here.
Avatar 3:25pm djsheilab:

ncjay + Jett—Yeah it's a remastered version, but it sounds like they tinkered with the actual mix. Some things I'm hearing in this version that are not in the original.
Avatar 3:26pm djsheilab:

Hey Carmichael + paul morton!
Avatar 3:26pm ncjay:

and vice versa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Niall:

Y'know, I can't overstate how nice it is that Sophisticated Boom Boom starts at 8PM for me. "Dance With Me Stanley" can be a bit much at bedtime, but between Bryce and Sheila B's shows, Friday nights are right on time.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Michael 98145:

everything sounds better in French
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm solo mon:

Ello hay- Sheila b and company!
Avatar 3:28pm djsheilab:

Michael 98145—Except Fleetwood Mac.
  3:29pm misterdavid:

yes, been playing Tusk all this fall.
Avatar 3:29pm djsheilab:

Hey solo mon!
Avatar 3:29pm djsheilab:

misterdavid—Perfect for fall in isolation.
  3:32pm Jett:

Love the Tusk album.
  3:32pm winston legthigh:

happy friday djsheilab, boomers of sophistication.
  3:33pm Cooh John:

Stevie gets me every time. Sigh.
  3:34pm Oli:

Friday evening and ready to boom boom. Thank you for Mariem Hassan last week, great Sahrawi singer.
  3:34pm Jocelyn:

Thanks Phillippe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Todd76Pct:

Hello, Sheila! Hey all! Uptown Top Ranking iitself is a'version' over a track originally done by Marcia Aitken "I'm Still in Love with You, Boy" (later covered by Sean Paul, I think...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm Gordon FM:

JOAN IS LIFE
  3:38pm michael z:

This administration is hateful. They have abdicated all sense of responsibility for this pandemic. They are evil. Let’s hope Georgia goes well and spares us from McConnell’s nihilism and loathing for democracy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Gordon FM:

AMEN Michael
Avatar 3:42pm djsheilab:

Hey Todd76Pct, Oli + winston legthigh!
  3:42pm Jett:

@Todd76pct Both songs are taken from the Alton Ellis track.
Avatar 3:42pm cal:

So glad to be with you all today!!
Avatar 3:44pm djsheilab:

Hey Cal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Niall:

Did Linda Lewis just say "Linda Lewis?" That's always a baller move in a song.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Michael 98145:

- what michael z just said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Gordon FM:

JOAN is better than this gum I am chewing
Avatar 3:50pm matthew glass:

Love love Linda Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joyeux Freya'sday SheilaB & Sonic Boomerz !
LunaMoon in deep Scorpio - hoping for helpful weather to see supposed multicolored meteors to gobwith the Jupiter-Saturn & Mars show in the night this weekend... LunaMoon is Waning & dark to facilitate this - on Her way to the Solar Eclipse on Tuesday...
Avatar 3:50pm djsheilab:

matthew glass—Ah isn't she the sweetest?
Avatar 3:51pm djsheilab:

Thanks for the report, RR Nov63!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Irma & Mac !!
  3:54pm eric from lake hiawatha:

Spectacular mix! Way thanks
  3:55pm Charlie:

Clip Joint is Banging. Dirty clarinet
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:55pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Sheila and everyone! I'm reading Luc Sante's Low Life currently and came across the term 'clip joint'. I had to look it up. Can't say I've ever been to one.
Avatar 3:56pm djsheilab:

Thanks eric from lake hiawatha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Micheal:

Merci, Sheila! This is turning Friday around!
Avatar 3:57pm djsheilab:

Michael—My pleasure! Hey Charlie + tim from champaign!
  3:59pm michael z:

Erika Badu makes me proud to live in Texas.
  4:00pm deezr:

Badu is da best!!!
  4:01pm winston legthigh:

look forward to seeing the jupiter saturn conjunction rev rabbit, what is mars up to these days?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm northguineahills:

hitting the Sonic Boom Boom!
  4:05pm BH:

"How Millennials killed the gentle song fade with their MP3 files" - my column
  4:05pm Vanessa:

hi! i'm late ...
  4:06pm winston legthigh:

howdy ngh!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:06pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Astute observation, BH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm northguineahills:

word up, winston!

Joan as a Policewomen! *girlish scree!!!!*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm northguineahills:

(huge fan)
  4:08pm Vanessa:

@BH up until the post-war period, recordings all ended abruptly; fading out started with the beginning of magnetic tape recording (late 1940s), al though some bands would play lower to fade themselves out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm northguineahills:

*googles Joan the Policewoman and Tony Allen*
  4:14pm P-90:

The TV depresses me lately too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm northguineahills:

@Vanessa: I still prefer magnetic wire recordings (only have one transposition of one).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@winston : You can see Jupiter-Saturn after sunset toward the southeast - direction of the setting sun
- & Mars all big & orange nearer the east after rising.

Here's what I've written about what Jupiter-Saturn means :

m.facebook.com...

- & what Mars in Aries has meant :

m.facebook.com...

Love it BH !
  4:17pm deezr:

Jupiter has been bright in the sky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm northguineahills:

@Rev Rabbit: Jupiter and Saturn has crazy mythological implications (at least from the ancient Greek perspective)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes He has ! Yes they do.

The Medium is the Massage...
  4:20pm Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from sunsetting Tannersville.
this is fascinating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Another WFMU special treat !!!
  4:22pm P-90:

The big. “Jupiter/Saturn mutation” is coming soon too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm mariano:

This is so lovely. I hear echoes of Siouxsie's "Christine," has the same haunting feel.
  4:23pm deezr:

@p-90 and what will that mean?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Guido from Cologne:

When I was in the cassette-trading thing in the 80ies I got a letter from Dambuilders with a cassette by The Exactones (live recordings) and a label saying "pre-Dambuiders". Great tape, though not featuring Joan Wasser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm mariano:

Hey Guido, what's up! Seems like it's been a long time.
  4:26pm winston legthigh:

been watching jupiter and saturn getting closer every night. theres interesting geometry going on with their revolution cycles. jupiter takes ~12 earth years to go around the sun, or 30 degrees per year. saturn takes ~30 years, or 12 degrees per year.
  4:27pm Joey joe joe:

She is some artist with an incredible voice. Musically, she is inventive and doesn’t seem get into ruts/chugging out similar sounding songs. Thanks Sheila B.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Guido from Cologne:

Thanks Marino, very busy with a new job, still listening, not commenting so much currently.
Avatar 4:28pm djsheilab:

Joey joe joe—Absolutely! She's one of a kind.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Guido from Cologne:

.. ah, got that Damned Devotion album .. great one.
  4:33pm northguineahills:

I miss my plants and garden.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Music has this gravitas - interview forthcoming & unpretentious !...
  4:35pm Jocelyn:

Cameo by Alvy!
  4:35pm BH:

"excuse me, i'm hungry" - the cat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Ike:

LOL, Alvy!
  4:35pm Jocelyn:

Now that he’s not on Instagram I hope you’ll find a way to keep sharing Alvy’s cuteness with us
  4:36pm BH:

that quote works for pretty much any cat, including one around here who has taken to meowing for food at 1am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great timing Alvy ! :D
  4:39pm deezr:

Hathaway. Amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sometimes I try simply singing an old Dylan song & it reaches too far. Here's to the Pros !
  4:43pm rich the greeb:

This is such a beautiful track, I may be crying while walking home
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:43pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Sheila - you're a great interviewer.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:44pm love2laf:

Darn missed the artist and title of the song that makes them both cry, did anyone catch it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

GAH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm mariano:

I literally clapped after "Your Song," wow!
  4:45pm Cooh John:

Bravo. Set closing worthy.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Guido from Cologne:

She is from Hawaii, must be mentioned.
  4:49pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

This is the first time I have come across Joan's music. Thank you for introducing her art, DJSheilaB!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Carmichael:

It's called the National Endowment for the Arts. Until politicians took it over and cut the funding and edited the content.
  4:52pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

I think the issue is European radio/media plays broader range of music?
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:53pm tim from champaign (now washington):

I'm all for the government giving US musicians money if they sounded as great as many of the New Zealand bands.
  4:54pm BH:

although my RadioGarden trips through Europe found a lot of pop music playing on European stations but there's probably a way different dynamic about what internet streams are working there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Spotify & YouTube are titanic ripoffs for Artists.
Giving all our money to internet service providers who don't need that much to provide it & never content providers, musicians or stores is a titanic ripoff...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:55pm DjLorraine:

I finally made it and i promise to go back to the archive. I had Sisters of the Moon and a live version.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:55pm tim from champaign (now washington):

The drum sound!
Avatar 4:56pm djsheilab:

The way the US—both the government and tech industries—treats its artists is shocking.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:58pm DjLorraine:

Shocking
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Even before the Internet upended the Distribution model
- the Corporations & Monopolies had changed it to a Top Down market. Instead of making a single in your garage & getting on a local station & maybe then getting national attention - the companies for Recording & Broadcasting alike had all been bought by bigger Corporations who knew nothing about either Art or Audience. Republicans deregulated how many media outlets could be owned by one Corporation...
  5:00pm Cooh John:

Another transformative interview, Sheila.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Despite my smart aleck comment above, I whole heartedly agree that there needs to be more government funding for the arts. Not just an anemic grant - full on sponsorship is needed.
  5:01pm P-90:

Did she say...... “groupies”?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you can go online now & Publish yourself
- but who will Promote you?
Who will pay you ?
  5:02pm Justin B:

I’d consider myself a Sheila B groupie
  5:06pm Aric:

I'd be a Joan as Police Woman groupie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I like what Eno said : bands are too 'diplomatic' - nobody tells the guitarist his playing was boring...
  5:09pm Jett:

Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgetting is a cover, Chuck Jackson is the original.
  5:10pm deezr:

that's right Jett
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Guido from Cologne:

Thanks for this incredible interview!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow - how generous to let us right into the warm forge of her creative process like that. Always always a powerful thing !
Avatar 5:18pm djsheilab:

Justin B—Sweet! I didn't know I had groupies :)
  5:18pm iieee:

Thanks for having Joan on the show. Great chat.
Avatar 5:19pm djsheilab:

Thanks iieee, RRNov63 + Guido from Cologne! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:21pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@Sheila - the common perception of Sophisticated listeners is that your lifestyle is not that much different than Liberace's. ;)
  5:23pm P-90:

Smashing job @Sheila B. Joan is clearly the kind of artist who’s into letting her work speak for her, and doesn’t necessarily have a real polished rap she uses to present and promote herself. But you put her at ease and really got her to open up. In a week when a lot of people are talking about Taylor Swift’s latest, I’m glad I had this chance to get acquainted with Joan!
  5:24pm Vanessa:

break up the monopolies
  5:25pm Vanessa:

our society has deep calvinist roots that sees music as frivolous
  5:25pm P-90:

Bring back Mr. Rogers!
(Or at least honor his legacy...)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:26pm tim from champaign (now washington):

You tell 'em, Sheila!

@Vanessa - you're totally right.
  5:26pm deezr:

ha! maybe
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:26pm listener james from westwood:

100% right, Sheila!
  5:27pm Jason:

Cry! Don’t hide your passion! It’s okay to cry!
  5:27pm Justin B:

Love the passionate stands. It’s what we need.
  5:27pm Vanessa:

@sheila a tissue from vancouver?
Avatar 5:27pm cal:

Oh Sheila!! Your heart!!! Its touching!
  5:28pm dano59:

You are so right, Sheila - it's a shonda. A g---amn bloody shame. That attitude was bad before and now artists don't even serm to deserve crumbs.
  5:28pm PJ:

Many people who enjoy music, and not just casually, have a deep resentment for musicians and believe that, if they should be compensated for their work, it should be minimal. After all, their job is fun, why should they get paid for it? (It's the same thing with people who think that teachers are overpaid.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm LouV:

So thankful for you Sheila! Everyone at WFMU really in the trenches for the artists, keeping it all alive. It's a lot to shoulder, y'all are incredible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Everybody needs Music & Art
- it is Essential - not Extra
- but nobody thinks so.
Music especially seems unsubstantial - here & gone. Probly especially since going Digital without hard copy.
It's exactly when things are hardest the Homo sapiens needs Art & Music the most !
People don't understand this about even themselves. We're not machines or work animals. We're the Ape that needs Meaning.
Avatar 5:29pm djsheilab:

Thanks friends! I did not expect to get this emotional. Joan's fault!
  5:29pm steve from gberg:

you speak large truth!
  5:29pm Vanessa:

@ PJ and librarians as well (me)
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:30pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@Vanessa - you're a librarian? I'm not but I work in a library.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Michael 98145:

nobody better disrespect teachers or librarians around me ... not that i are one

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Vanessa - Calvinism ! Yes. Reminded again of 'Dancing In the Streets' by Barbara Ehrenreich. & everything Terence McKenna said about the wrong turns human civilization took & the Archaic Revival.
  5:32pm Vanessa:

@tim - yes, i live in vancouver canada, but work (from home) for a library system in a suburb east of the city: coquitlam, bc
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:33pm tim from champaign (now washington):

I think when music is art is not valued by society as a whole it's too easy for commerce to replace the place of music and art. Which is pretty much where we're at in our country.
  5:34pm Vanessa:

@ revolution rabbit (great handle!) - yes, and canada's better, but the calvinistic elements are even deeper
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The price of everything & the value of nothing @ all.
- Mose Allison
  5:35pm PJ:

@Vanessa: It's as if this society financially values most the people who contribute the least to our lives (e.g., investment bankers), and values least the people that help us thrive (teachers, librarians, artists, cooks, nurses, etc.)
  5:35pm Jett:

@djsheilab I'm driving in the car, you got me all emotional. That's not a bad thing though. Not a Sheila B groupie, but a big admirer. ❤️
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, everyone. We're fully back. Been digging it, Sheila.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:36pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@Vanessa - very cool. I'm a little south of you. I work for a county library system west of seattle. I RA, make selections and deliveries to primarily home bound patrons.
  5:36pm Vanessa:

commerce/capitalism cuts away parts of ourselves and sells them back to those of us (huge interests like universal entertainment) who can afford them ... the rest of us are supposed to just be spiritually hungry and consume useless goods to compensate for this huge loss
  5:38pm PJ:

@Vanessa: the tech industry is one large scam, selling access to "content" (the things people actually enjoy) and refusing any responsibility to compensate the artists who have made them rich.
  5:38pm Sean:

Nothing but sympathy and fear for artists having to try and make a go of it these days. Kinda wondering though... The booming recording industry of the 90s and earlier was widely cursed for being exploitive and screwing artist over. Even many indie lables.

Clearly the internet was not the solution to the problems of the pre-intermet recording industry. But i wonder if nostalgia has colored your impression of the old days.

I think the world we need has yet to be invented.
  5:39pm Vanessa:

@ tim - i train frontline staff and provide them with resources to better their skills and confidence; i also collab with other departments on a variety of tasks, do virtual reading recommendations, etc
  5:41pm PJ:

@Sean: The pre-Napster world was not halcyon days for musicians, but it was a lot easier to make a middle class living for indie musicians and major label musicians alike. If your label had screwed you over, you could at least sue them. There is no recourse against YouTube.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:42pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@Vanessa - that sounds cool. I'm glad you're able to work from home currently.
  5:42pm PJ:

Sheila - I love you expressing your feelings about art and artists here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sheila Chandra's spoken word track accompanying her 'BoneCroneDrone' album is one of my favorite articulations of the Creative Process
- & the relation of the Creative Artist to the Other.
People are spooked by the act of seemingly making something from nothing!
  5:43pm Vanessa:

@sean - valid points ... also, most people never hear the true breadth and depth and what is and was out there musically (and filmically) as the entertainment monopolies get behind a few artists and bury the rest ... it really shows in the shallowness of many people sometimes, no sense of history or the present and hence not much vision for the future
Avatar 5:45pm djsheilab:

Thanks PJ, and to all of you having this necessary conversation.
  5:45pm Jett:

Much love to you, @djsheilab Thanks for another beautiful gift from you. It's greatly appreciated. Loved the interview. I can't wait till your next show. I need more Sheila B in my life! Stay well my friend.
  5:45pm Bill:

A wonderful interview.
I share your feelings about the sad lack of support for our artists. A callous insensitivity has over taken so many aspects of our life.
Your comment about how things must be quantified to have validity rings sadly true in my experience.
Thank you for your great interviews, music and compassion.
  5:46pm kpx:

checking in late after just getting back from buying a little grub. hello djShelbyb a and boomers, hope I didn't miss too many good tunes.
  5:46pm Vanessa:

@ PJ - and excellent points you mentioned above about who this society truly places value on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm mariano:

God, this Laura Fell song is gorgeous. Really amazing show today, Sheila.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Vanessa that's profound. Maybe it's a reckoning for Pop itself - which always has clung to being ephemeral & transient... (JohnLydon's rhetoric about the Pistols & all of Rawk relevant here...) While Orwell made explicit that the most effective destruction of a people is to destroy their Past...
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:49pm DjLorraine:

@Tim thank you
  5:49pm Old Dave:

I can tell you what 50 years' worth of carefully collecting American furniture and folk art meant for my late dad's estate. JACK SQUAT.
$5 bids on $1000 investments.
Message is: get over any idea that what you create will matter in a few years.
  5:50pm PJ:

@RRN63, @Vanessa: the internet accelerates that shallowness of perspective, at the same time as it shortens our attention spans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Been the briefest glimmer of hope that the pandemic would reorient the Overton Window about who is Essential & who is overvalued - but it doesn't look like it will be enuff frankly.
  5:51pm Aric:

Once again, another fantastic show, dj Sheila B! Thanks. Perhaps dj Sheila B/Sophisticated Boom Boom "groupie" shirts for time next wfmu fundraiser. Haha!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@DjLorraine - you're welcome but what do I owe the thanks to?
  5:52pm stevej:

The powerful magnet that's WFMU that absorbs the knowledge we need and pumps it through the lenses and prisms of its magical DJs to the whole world (once it finds it). Hurry 2021! And thank you, SheilaB!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:53pm tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks Sheila! Excellent interview today and keep sharing your insights on the value of music!
  5:53pm ?:

Really wonderful show as usual Sheila. Thank you!
  5:53pm Vanessa:

thanks sheila! again, if (after this is all over) and you're up this way (vancouver, bc), let me know! you have a home hear <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm juan:

Really wonderful show as usual Sheila. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm mariano:

Thank you Sheila B, amazing show this week. Thank you Crew, have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Hanukkah to all of you celebrating!
  5:55pm iieee:

Isn't this the greatest thing? Playing the song again that is so moving - just because. you can. <3 Thank you for a great show. Noted: Laura Fell for future listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...thinking again of Billy Bragg speaking about how Free Speech is not enuff - without Accountability. But there is hope in that Youth expect New Media to expose & circulate information about the truth & the facts...
  S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Geoffrey in Ottawa:

I'm looking forward to re-listening to that interview. What a show! Thank you, Sheila--and Joan.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Michael 98145:

Thank you again 🔔
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:56pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Sheila!
  5:56pm (another) Patrick in Hoboken:

On the bright side, places like WFMU are broadening horizons. In the last two years I have started listening and it is wonderful to discover so much music relatively later in life. it is out there, just have to push a bit hard to find it. Kudos to SheilaB, Clay Pigeon, Rex, DuaneTrain, Michele with one L, Stashu, Pseu, Ken, and many many others on this station!
  5:56pm Old Dave:

Great show
  5:57pm P-90:

Great choice for the closing minutes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Entertaining, engaging, relevant & moving.
High bar Lady B !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm northguineahills:

merci, sheilab and Joan the Policewoman!
  5:57pm Vanessa:

so long folks, "until the lights go on again, all over the world" vaughn monroe, 1943
  5:57pm a polished polish lady:

Thanks DJ Shiela B!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Dropping in late today. Kind of upside-down after some naps. How's it going?
  5:58pm kpx:

hmm, apparently I've missed a lot. oh well, bye.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:58pm Michael 98145:

just the usual essential show
  5:58pm Justin B:

Terrific show today, as always. Thanks for all you do Sheila!
  5:58pm hoeg:

Thanks for keeping it real Sheila B,
Avatar 5:59pm ncjay:

thanks for today, Sheila. really enjoyed the Joan interview!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Carmichael:

Thanks Sheila. Fight the power!!
  5:59pm PJ:

Great show, Sheila!
  5:59pm ?:

Great song Sheila! I love your show all the time!!! Keep it that way! You are so special!
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm love2laf:

Wonderful interview, wonderful show, made my Friday, and my whole week. Thank you Sheila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Listener Scott:

Great show Sheila, thank you.
  6:00pm michael z:

Fabulous show Sheila, thank you and stay safe everyone.
Avatar S.B. Boomer: Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Handy Haversack:

Amazing show today, as always Sheila...thanks for speaking truth...
Avatar 6:01pm djsheilab:

Thank you thank you thank you! You being alongside with me is just the best. Please stay safe + see you next week! Xoxoxo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm rita popova:

thank you Sheila!! have a great week everybody <3
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