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Uneasy Listening

Jan 1, 2022 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

With Commie Francis

New Beginnings and Starting Over

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Songs about STARTING stuff. Illustration by George Cruikshank (1838) who thought New Year's Eve was in January.

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Uneasy Listening
6:01 PM
Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers Saturday Night
Rollin' Legacy Recordings 1974
6:04 PM
A Tribe Called Quest - Start It Up
A Tribe Called Quest Start It Up
The Love Movement (Deluxe Edition) Jive 1998
6:07 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

6:09 PM
Bert Jansch - The Bright New Year
Bert Jansch The Bright New Year
Birthday Blues Transatlantic 1969
6:11 PM
NoMeansNo - Now
NoMeansNo Now
0+2=1 Alternative Tentacles 1991
6:16 PM
Bucks Fizz - New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
Bucks Fizz New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)
New Beginning / In Your Eyes Polydor 1986
6:21 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

6:22 PM
The Litter - Here I Go Again
The Litter Here I Go Again
$100 Fine Purple Pyramid Records 1968
6:25 PM
The Fall - It's the New Thing
The Fall It's the New Thing
7" Step Forward Records 1978
6:28 PM
Oi Boys - Sur la Place
Oi Boys Sur la Place N
Oi Boys Les Disques De La Face Cachée 2021
6:32 PM
Depeche Mode - New Life
Depeche Mode New Life
Speak & Spell Rhino 1981
6:36 PM
Ted Lewis and His Orchestra - There's a New Day Coming
Ted Lewis and His Orchestra There's a New Day Coming
There's A New Day Comin' / Have You Ever Been Lonely? Columbia 1933
6:38 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

6:41 PM
R.E.M. - Begin the Begin
R.E.M. Begin the Begin
Lifes Rich Pageant I.R.S. Records 1986
6:45 PM
Passion Killers - Start Again
Passion Killers Start Again
Bullshit Detector Volume 2 V/A Crass Records 1982
6:46 PM
Square Force - New Dimension
Square Force New Dimension
Media Blitz Sharkskin Records 1986
6:49 PM
Blackalicious - Green Light: Now Begin
Blackalicious Green Light: Now Begin
Blazing Arrow Universal-Island Records Ltd. 2002
6:53 PM
The Breeders - New Year
The Breeders New Year
Last Splash 4AD 1993
6:55 PM
Peppy Pep Pepper - Dawn Chorus
Peppy Pep Pepper Dawn Chorus
Forced Distance Modern Tapes 2021
6:57 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

7:00 PM
The Ex - People Again
The Ex People Again
1936 The Spanish Revolution The Ex 1986
7:05 PM
Chumbawamba - An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
Chumbawamba An Interlude: Beginning to Take It Back
Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records Agit Prop 1986
7:07 PM
Nina Simone - Tomorrow Is My Turn
Nina Simone Tomorrow Is My Turn
Nina Simone N°2 Philips 1965
7:10 PM
Nation of Ulysses - Hot Chocolate City
Nation of Ulysses Hot Chocolate City
13 Point Program to Destroy America Dischord 1991
7:11 PM
The Monkees - Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
The Monkees Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
The Monkees Rhino 1966
7:14 PM
John Foxx - A New Kind of Man (Alternative Version)
John Foxx A New Kind of Man (Alternative Version)
The Virgin Years 1980-1985 Metamatic Records 2014
orig 1980
7:18 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

7:21 PM
Judee Sill - Things Are Lookin' Up
Judee Sill Things Are Lookin' Up
Dreams Come True - Hi, I Love You Right Heartily Here: New Songs Water 2006
recorded early 70s for unreleased 3rd album
7:25 PM
Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again
Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again
Starting All Over Again Stax 1972
7:28 PM
The Adverts - New Day Dawning
The Adverts New Day Dawning
No Time to be 21/New Day Dawning Bright Records 1978
7:30 PM
Girlschool - Back to Start
Girlschool Back to Start
Hit and Run Bronze 1981
7:34 PM
The Jam - But I'm Different Now
The Jam But I'm Different Now
Sound Affects (Remastered) Polydor Records 1980
7:36 PM
Talib Kweli - Get By
Talib Kweli Get By
Quality Rawkus Entertainment 2002
7:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

7:42 PM
Johnnie Taylor - I've Been Born Again
Johnnie Taylor I've Been Born Again
Super Taylor Stax 1974
7:45 PM
Thorinshield - Brave New World
Thorinshield Brave New World
Thorinshield Philips 1967
7:48 PM
Fake Fruit - Old Skin
Fake Fruit Old Skin
Fake Fruit Rocks In Your Head 2021
7:49 PM
Thatcher On Acid - New Thing
Thatcher On Acid New Thing
Curdled All the Madmen Records 1987
7:51 PM
Zero Boys - New Generation
Zero Boys New Generation
Vicious Circle Nimrod Records 1981
7:52 PM
Animals and Men - Don't Misbehave in the New Age
Animals and Men Don't Misbehave in the New Age
Don't Misbehave in the New Age TW Records 1979
7:54 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

DJ speaks over Jack Teagarden's Big Eight - The World is Waiting for the Sunrise

7:56 PM
The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground I'm Set Free
The Velvet Underground MGM 1969
Chat is archived.
Commie Francis (host) 6:06:04 PM
LET'S START
Roffle... 6:06:33 PM
321 Go!
Selecta Jerry 6:07:01 PM
Greetings commie wish
Selecta Jerry 6:07:21 PM
Wish i knew you were filling in for dylan lol
Selecta Jerry 6:08:19 PM
Nobody tells me anything round here 😂🤣
Roffle... 6:08:26 PM
I had that side wind, but it's all good!
Selecta Jerry 6:08:42 PM
Yeah dylan again nailed it !
Roffle... 6:09:01 PM
Ya think? lol
Commie Francis (host) 6:10:07 PM
that happens to me all the time jerry! i'm like HERE COMES CJ and then it's freddie AGAIN
Selecta Jerry 6:11:41 PM
Haha happy new year commie all the best to you and yours
Commie Francis (host) 6:12:10 PM
happy new year Jerry!
Commie Francis (host) 6:12:42 PM
when we were in the studio at least you'd have an idea because the actual person would show up eventually. usually
Selecta Jerry 6:13:23 PM
True
gboss 6:14:13 PM
Happy new year!
Roffle... 6:14:36 PM
Requests? Like those concept album side songs? Could be a whole marathon show in and of itself.
Roffle... 6:15:16 PM
I've had no shows at every job. lol
Commie Francis (host) 6:17:48 PM
yeah but when you're telling the whole delaware valley "up next is DJ joe schmoe" and then they don't show up, or last second someone else shows up....
Commie Francis (host) 6:17:52 PM
oops!
Roffle... 6:18:13 PM
Hey Joe!
Commie Francis (host) 6:18:14 PM
my dog is walking around my "studio" carrying an enormous stuffed pig
Selecta Jerry 6:18:39 PM
Dylan is not built for 6 on saturdays me thinks
Roffle... 6:18:54 PM
What does the Pig think about that?
esoterica! 6:19:03 PM
hi commie!
esoterica! 6:19:10 PM
HNY!
Buck Wild 6:19:21 PM
Diggin the jamz
Commie Francis (host) 6:19:25 PM
hiya esoterica! and happy new year gboss!
esoterica! 6:21:21 PM
hi! better than bucks naked! wait i am getting my sense of humor back
Roffle... 6:21:24 PM
ABBA was a stuffed pig!
Commie Francis (host) 6:22:59 PM
buck wild loves bucks fizz!
Roffle... 6:23:05 PM
@esoterica! That's important! Like a sense of smell, but more worthy to have.
esoterica! 6:23:25 PM
totally! sorry, wasn't making fun of buck wild! great name btw
esoterica! 6:23:42 PM
wow this rocks
Commie Francis (host) 6:23:55 PM
oh i was just punning, not saying anything to you erica!
Roffle... 6:24:36 PM
I dump on Buck's County all the time. :)
esoterica! 6:26:30 PM
i get you, commie!:) thx
esoterica! 6:27:43 PM
and yes, haha roffle, on your first comment, humor key always
esoterica! 6:33:59 PM
love all these great selections
Commie Francis (host) 6:35:42 PM
thanks!
Colin 6:39:12 PM
Happy New Year WPRB-universe!!
Colin 6:40:21 PM
you haven't played DM since last year. so you good
esoterica! 6:41:24 PM
happy new year colin!
Colin 6:41:30 PM
and speaking of DM, DM and Nitzer Ebb is still one of my most favorite concert experiences.
Colin 6:42:07 PM
Thanks Eso!
Richard Jefferson 6:42:33 PM
New World Coming by Mama Cass Elliot
Colin 6:43:20 PM
I've had a hankering for some REM for a few weeks now and this is a great remedy song!
Corage Mike 6:43:38 PM
Me too!
esoterica! 6:43:47 PM
love rem!
Colin 6:44:14 PM
totally high fives corage
Colin 6:44:45 PM
and Eso!
esoterica! 6:44:59 PM
haha yes! high fives
Commie Francis (host) 6:45:08 PM
i got lifes rich pageant when it was discarded from the library and it might be my favorite rem record
esoterica! 6:45:34 PM
i loved them live back in the 80s and 90s
Corage Mike 6:45:39 PM
Takes you back!
esoterica! 6:46:10 PM
which one of us is a good bullshit detector. i tend to be too trusting ha!
Colin 6:47:20 PM
I'm a novenber baby so everybody is sus.
Commie Francis (host) 6:47:25 PM
another band on that compilation were CHUMBAWAMBA who wrote to all the other bands saying they should keep working together and passion killers are the only ones who wrote back. they ended up moving in with chumbawamba and getting absorbed into the band
Colin 6:48:49 PM
Ha! just refreshed my playlist and ohhhh a comp.
Corage Mike 6:49:00 PM
With a name like that, absorbing sounds tame.
jimbeaux 6:53:39 PM
Wowwww...5 hr Commie-thon? Yes pleeazzzze!
Commie Francis (host) 6:54:16 PM
my breeders cover band the breathers did this song
Commie Francis (host) 6:54:25 PM
hi jimbo, happy new year!
Ambrose Hughes 6:54:51 PM
Hi Commie, Happy New Year!
Ambrose Hughes 6:55:37 PM
Of to a good START.
Commie Francis (host) 6:55:39 PM
happy new year bo!
Commie Francis (host) 6:55:44 PM
don
Commie Francis (host) 6:55:58 PM
derg my tmb joke ruined. don't don't don't let's start
Commie Francis (host) 6:56:07 PM
tmbg. what is typing
Colin 6:57:01 PM
jim, and everybody thought the NYE party over last night. Dateline round 2!
Ambrose Hughes 6:57:23 PM
Happy New Year all in the chat!
Commie Francis (host) 6:57:33 PM
pethie's show last night made hanging around the house eating dinner into an EVENT
esoterica! 6:58:16 PM
agree, commie! peth rocked it
Roffle... 6:58:19 PM
Typing? Stephen King did that I think.
esoterica! 6:58:30 PM
hi ambrose! HNY
esoterica! 6:58:41 PM
was checking my oxygen levels lol
Roffle... 7:02:30 PM
Altitude knows no oxygen levels.
Colin 7:02:46 PM
The Ex!!
Commie Francis (host) 7:05:37 PM
YOU KNOW IT
Roffle... 7:09:37 PM
Did they just sing Washington State? Holy shit, I don't understand the brough
Commie Francis (host) 7:10:30 PM
yes chasing the contras to washington state
Roffle... 7:11:01 PM
Huh! Fuck me! Cool!
Commie Francis (host) 7:11:26 PM
i'm honestly not sure what they mean and they may be mixing up state and dc haha
Commie Francis (host) 7:11:37 PM
but they're pretty smart people so maybe not
Roffle... 7:12:49 PM
Love the smart, make us think. Then there are dummies. Fuck me some more! lol
Roffle... 7:14:32 PM
I am looking at those folks, so thanks for that.
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:15:26 PM
Good evening and happy new year everyone!!
Commie Francis (host) 7:15:50 PM
oh always happy to evangelize about chumbawamba! they are a candidate for my favorite band.
Roffle... 7:15:51 PM
Heya Rob!
Commie Francis (host) 7:15:57 PM
happy new year rob and rob's wife!
Ambrose Hughes 7:16:00 PM
@Commie, are you taking requests?
Commie Francis (host) 7:16:03 PM
what is your wife's name rob?
Commie Francis (host) 7:16:34 PM
bo MAYBE. i'm a little strapped for time and want to play everything i have. but i might swap out for a particularly great request
Ambrose Hughes 7:17:01 PM
Hi Esoterica! How are you?
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:17:30 PM
Hi Commie and Roffle!
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:18:05 PM
And hi Esoterica, how are you this evening?
esoterica! 7:18:11 PM
hi ambrose. i am weak but hanging in there. oxygen was just at 97%, tin y bit worried about NY fatigue and breathing. but i think i am just panicking. good music = healing for sure
esoterica! 7:18:17 PM
and thanks!
esoterica! 7:18:39 PM
hi rob! thanks. you guys are all so nice:) HNY
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:18:54 PM
@Commie Lisa
Ambrose Hughes 7:19:05 PM
@Commie, no worries, you have the wheel, I was thinking The Specials Dawning Of A New Era.
esoterica! 7:19:12 PM
*my fatigue
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:20:07 PM
@esoterica, hang in there!!
esoterica! 7:20:19 PM
will do!
Roffle... 7:22:55 PM
We Love you esoterica! You bring us musical joy. We need you well and feeling so good. You good guys take us with you. Love it! Your a nice place, get well and set the next playlist please!
Commie Francis (host) 7:23:01 PM
aw i missed that you're sick, i'm so sorry to hear that esoterica!
Ambrose Hughes 7:23:03 PM
@Esoterica, we're all rootin' for ya, baby steps.💪
Commie Francis (host) 7:24:25 PM
hm i might be able to fit that in bo, i will see
Nate the Knife 7:24:37 PM
I’m straightening up around the pad and stopped to read the Luxury Space Transmissions…so I JUST read your 200th episode memories minutes before you just doubled down on your Chumbawumba recommendation. Happy New Year!
Commie Francis (host) 7:24:42 PM
here comes one i left out of the bell show
Commie Francis (host) 7:24:47 PM
on account of only one bell
Commie Francis (host) 7:25:19 PM
at this point i'm like whatever the 50 times version of doubling down is
Roffle... 7:25:26 PM
I simply love bells!
Commie Francis (host) 7:25:47 PM
happy new year Nathan!
Corage Mike 7:26:22 PM
So good!
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:26:23 PM
OMG this song came out right as my family was moving from Virginia to Italy. It used to make me cry. Starting all over again indeed
Commie Francis (host) 7:26:59 PM
lol i'm glad i checked that specials song for swears. i never expect them to be swearing but they swear a lot!!
Commie Francis (host) 7:27:04 PM
aw rob
Roffle... 7:27:21 PM
Virginia to Italy? Just broke my mind Rob!
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:27:23 PM
It was and to me still is so poignant
Ossy Hyouka 7:27:59 PM
Evening New Years, All! 🎊💙⭐🔥
Ossy Hyouka 7:28:29 PM
For way earlier, nice kickoff of A Tribe Called Quest!
Rob from Merryland 🎁🎄🦀 7:29:24 PM
Roffle, my father was in the military. While there I eventually discovered Radio Luxembourg broadcasting in English after sundown the now sounds of England from 1973/4. All the glam. Hearing the station changed my life
Roffle... 7:31:37 PM
Hey Rob, I love you're regard for this station. I really get it man! So cool!
Roffle... 7:32:11 PM
I love the smart guys and gals!
Ambrose Hughes 7:33:14 PM
@Commie, I was wondering that too, I'm not offended either way.😁
esoterica! 7:34:26 PM
thanks, ambrose, commie and roffle!
Commie Francis (host) 7:34:38 PM
bo this one is for you for consolation
esoterica! 7:34:59 PM
i LOVE the jam!
Commie Francis (host) 7:35:13 PM
then it's also for you for cynical healing energy!
jimbeaux 7:36:57 PM
Yeoo Eso...hope you are feeling better!
Ambrose Hughes 7:37:40 PM
@Commie, Ha! I've had The Jam's Start in my head for days, thanks for playing them, never heard that version before!
esoterica! 7:38:09 PM
hi jimbeaux:) i am in bed checking oxygen levels... glad i just found an inhaler rummaging around. how are you?
Roffle... 7:38:28 PM
Cynical healing energy? That's the wicked Witch I want... lol
esoterica! 7:38:37 PM
this song has me swaying. thanks, commie
esoterica! 7:38:50 PM
haha yeah roffle
Commie Francis (host) 7:39:10 PM
it's paul weller, it's always gonna be at least a little arch
esoterica! 7:39:48 PM
true, and thank you, commie!
esoterica! 7:40:13 PM
just read that weller caught covid and canceled dates in early december
Ambrose Hughes 7:41:15 PM
@Esoterica, jaysus!
Ossy Hyouka 7:46:26 PM
Still feeling that Get By track, and did feel an early 2000s vibe, which it is! The golden days, where music is more than music!
Commie Francis (host) 7:50:41 PM
i love that one!
Commie Francis (host) 7:50:53 PM
it is definitely very of its time
Roffle... 7:51:06 PM
My guitar plugeg! Thanks Commie
Commie Francis (host) 7:52:11 PM
what
Roffle... 7:52:32 PM
Amped... lol
Commie Francis (host) 7:52:49 PM
oh haha
esoterica! 7:53:16 PM
keep that beat going!
Roffle... 7:53:31 PM
Excuse my French.
Ambrose Hughes 7:54:01 PM
Enjoying this set😊
esoterica! 7:57:11 PM
one of my fave songs
Commie Francis (host) 7:57:29 PM
i can't abide her politics but dear lord moe tucker is my drumming idol
Commie Francis (host) 7:59:37 PM
ok everyone refresh in a minute!!!! new playlist!