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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM


Nov 3, 2022 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


With Lizbot

A tangy mélange of modern classical composition, rock in opposition, and songs of petition on a free-form mission


Unapologetically slick, lavish sounds from the plastic 80s and beyond!

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5:04 PM
Prefab Sprout - The King of Rock 'N' Roll
Prefab Sprout The King of Rock 'N' Roll
From Langley Park to Memphis 1988
5:08 PM
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Orange Juice Rip It Up
Rip It Up Polydor 1982
5:13 PM
Annie Lennox - Walking on Broken Glass
Annie Lennox Walking on Broken Glass R
Diva RCA Records Label 1992
5:17 PM
Swing Out Sister - Breakout
Swing Out Sister Breakout
It's Better to Travel Mercury 1987
According to the group's website, "They christened themselves after an obscure Billie Burke "B"-musical from the '40s [a 1945 movie starring Arthur Treacher, called Swing Out, Sister] because it was the only name they could agree upon - they all agreed they hated it."
5:21 PM
Erasure - Solsbury Hill
Erasure Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel
Other People's Songs Mute 2003
5:25 PM
Godley & Creme - Golden Boy
Godley & Creme Golden Boy
The History Mix Volume 1 Polydor Records 1985
5:31 PM
Erasure - A Little Respect
Erasure A Little Respect
The Innocents Rhino/Warner Records 1988
5:35 PM
Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl
Scritti Politti The Sweetest Girl
The Sweetest Girl / Lions After Slumber Rough Trade 1981
5:39 PM
XTC - Senses Working Overtime
XTC Senses Working Overtime
English Settlement Virgin Records 1982
5:44 PM
Orange Juice - Upwards and Onwards
Orange Juice Upwards and Onwards
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Polydor 1982
5:48 PM
Big Country - In a Big Country
Big Country In a Big Country
The Crossing Mercury 1983
5:52 PM
XTC - Miniature Sun
XTC Miniature Sun Andy Partridge
Oranges & Lemons Virgin 1989
5:54 PM
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Joe Jackson Steppin' Out
Night and Day A&M 1982
5:58 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------


6:07 PM
Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
Missing Persons Destination Unknown R
Destination Unknown / No Way Out 1982
6:11 PM
Jessie Ware - Free Yourself (Eats Everything Remix)
Jessie Ware Free Yourself (Eats Everything Remix) Jessie Ware
Free Yourself (Eats Everything Remix) - Single EMI 2022
6:15 PM
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
Altered Images I Could Be Happy
Pinky Blue Epic 1982
6:18 PM
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Haircut 100 Love Plus One
Pelican West Arista 1982
6:22 PM
Deacon Blue - Fergus Sings the Blues
Deacon Blue Fergus Sings the Blues
When the World Knows Your Name CBS 1989
6:26 PM
ABC - The Look of Love, Pt. 1
ABC The Look of Love, Pt. 1
The Lexicon Of Love EMI 1998
6:29 PM
Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
Prefab Sprout Faron Young
Steve McQueen CBS 1985
6:34 PM
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart
Love Rhino/Warner Records 1987
6:36 PM
China Crisis - King In a Catholic Style (Wake Up)
China Crisis King In a Catholic Style (Wake Up)
Flaunt The Imperfection Virgin 1985
6:41 PM
Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Pelican West Arista 1982
6:43 PM
Heaven 17 - We Live So Fast
Heaven 17 We Live So Fast
The Luxury Gap Virgin 1983
6:48 PM
Talk Talk - The Party's Over
Talk Talk The Party's Over
The Party's Over EMI 1982
6:53 PM
Kate Bush - The Big Sky
Kate Bush The Big Sky
Hounds of Love EMI 1985
6:58 PM
Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid
Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid
Our Town 1994
7:02 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------


7:10 PM
Level 42 - Running In the Family (Extended Version)
Level 42 Running In the Family (Extended Version)
Running In the Family
7:16 PM
Curiosity Killed the Cat - Misfit
Curiosity Killed the Cat Misfit
Misfit Mercury 1986
7:20 PM
Hue & Cry - Labour of Love (Edit)
Hue & Cry Labour of Love (Edit)
Seduced and Abandoned Virgin Catalogue 1987
formed in 1986 by brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane in Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland.
7:24 PM
The Style Council - Strength of Your Nature
The Style Council Strength of Your Nature
Café Bleu (Remastered) Polydor Records 1984
Formed in 1983 in Woking, England by Paul Weller, the former singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam, and keyboardist Mick Talbot.
7:28 PM
Scritti Politti - Wood Beez
Scritti Politti Wood Beez
Cupid & Psyche 85 Virgin 1985
Originally formed in 1977 in Leeds. Cardiff-born singer-songwriter Green Gartside was the founding member of the band and the only member to have remained throughout the group's history.
7:33 PM
Aztec Camera - Everybody Is a Number One
Aztec Camera Everybody Is a Number One
Love Sire 1987
Scottish new-wave/indie pop band founded by Roddy Frame in 1980 in East Kilbride
7:37 PM
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Altered Images Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Epic 1981
7:40 PM
Level 42 - Lessons In Love
Level 42 Lessons In Love
Running In the Family
7:43 PM
Scritti Politti - Lover To Fall
Scritti Politti Lover To Fall
Cupid & Psyche 85 Virgin 1985
7:47 PM
Orange Juice - Falling and Laughing
Orange Juice Falling and Laughing
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Polydor 1982
7:51 PM
Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing
Re-Flex The Politics of Dancing R
The Politics of Dancing EMI 1983
7:59 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------


7:59 PM
Was (Not Was) - Boys' Gone Crazy
Was (Not Was) Boys' Gone Crazy R
What Up, Dog? Chrysalis\EMI Records (USA) 1988
Chat is archived.
Lizbot (host) 5:00:22 PM
get ready for some SLICK production values! This is the SOPHISTI-POP show!
Parrscream 5:04:01 PM
Hi Liz! So happy to catch the beginning of your show.... Gotta leave to take my son to hoceky practice in a bit!
Lizbot (host) 5:04:22 PM
Hello Parrscream! Glad you made it!
Lizbot (host) 5:06:20 PM
@ParrScream - I hope this show gets yr son amped up for hockey practice during the drive!
Lizbot (host) 5:06:31 PM
The lyrics to this song make me smile
Ossy Hyouka 5:10:10 PM
Hi Liz!
Lizbot (host) 5:10:19 PM
Hi Ossy! How's it going?
Lizbot (host) 5:10:29 PM
@Ossy - I hope you had a good Halloween!
Donating Supporting Monthly 5:11:04 PM
ohhhh slick production show, love it!
Lizbot (host) 5:12:14 PM
Hi DSM! Soooooo slick!
Ossy Hyouka 5:12:56 PM
I'm great and so was my halloween! Killed it on school grounds as a progressive insurance witch and much later watched halloween classics! What of you?
Ossy Hyouka 5:13:39 PM
Like the capilized hotdog, don't put too much smelly mustard or so LOL
Lizbot (host) 5:13:48 PM
@DSM - People are gonna think they got teleported to an 80s/early 90s high-end studio session or a lush Annie Lennox video!
Shut Up Wesley 5:15:03 PM
Donating Supporting Monthly 5:15:39 PM
That sounds fantazzztic!
Lizbot (host) 5:16:21 PM
@Ossy - So glad to hear it! I took my teen to her friend's house for trick-or-treating, but of course she & her friend left the adults in the dust and took off alone, while we sat out on the porch with her friend's new kittens and let some of the smaller trick-or-treaters pet them! Highlight: At one point the kittens climbed into a hollow plastic skull decoration
Lizbot (host) 5:16:46 PM
Hello Wesley! High Priestess Annie!
Lizbot (host) 5:17:06 PM
@DSM - glad you like it so far!
Shut Up Wesley 5:17:54 PM
Also - the intro to tonight’s show must be one of the most obscure Roy Clark/Archie Campbell Hee Haw routines…
Lizbot (host) 5:18:30 PM
@Ossy - haha, the hot dogs in the video to that Prefab Sprout song bathe themselves in chlorinated pool waters, which I'm sure where their mustard wound up!
Shut Up Wesley 5:18:37 PM
Swing Out Sister! 💃
Lizbot (host) 5:18:51 PM
@Wes - This is another one with a really fun video!
Lizbot (host) 5:19:08 PM
@Wes - I find this song to be PURE OPTIMISM
Lizbot (host) 5:20:13 PM
@Wes - I love that Annie Lennox's dad...or granddad, I can't remember which..., was groundskeeper at a castle she later OWNED with her top 40 $$$
Donating Supporting Monthly 5:20:42 PM
Never noticed before but the bass on this reminds me of West End Girls in a way
Ossy Hyouka 5:20:59 PM
I almost confused Annie Lennox with Ari Lennox LOL
Lizbot (host) 5:21:16 PM
and now for a VERY silly cover!
Number 6 5:21:23 PM
Hi Lizbot and all of the 'Botaholics and Pledgeaholics!
Lizbot (host) 5:21:55 PM
the airplane to strangely satisfying cheeseland is taking off at the beginning of this track
Lizbot (host) 5:22:06 PM
Hello Number 6!
Number 6 5:22:51 PM
I usually don't like covers, but I like this one.
Lizbot (host) 5:22:56 PM
@Ossy - haha! Ari is decidedly younger! But now I'm imagining a collab between Ari & Annie!
Lizbot (host) 5:24:03 PM
@Number 6 - This one is a lot of fun! I admit to having ACTED OUT the lines of this song in a bar with my friend Mikers in the early 2000s. And we of course mimicked bird soaring with our hands and made absolute fools of ourselves for fun
Ossy Hyouka 5:24:04 PM
Sure real, a Lennox duo of 80s and 2020s!
Number 6 5:24:56 PM
Some groups can take a cover to a whole new level.
Dominique Montgomery 5:25:50 PM
Waiting for a Sparks track
Ossy Hyouka 5:25:51 PM
Liz- Hahaha, that's why hotdogs are smelly like some rival girl of Velma from Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated 2010s show and cute Halloween experiences you had!
Shut Up Wesley 5:25:51 PM
Greetings Number 6. I hope you’ll refrain from being… unmutual…?
Lizbot (host) 5:26:45 PM
@Number 6 - That whole Erasure album, aptly titled Other People's Songs, is made up of covers and my favs are Solsbury and Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
Number 6 5:27:18 PM
Hi Wes, sure!
Lizbot (host) 5:28:09 PM
Hi Dominique! We shall see!
Dominique Montgomery 5:28:52 PM
Lizbot (host) 5:31:40 PM
@Ossy - haha, I think we drank some Long Island ice teas, which might have had something to do with the evening's proceedings! And speaking of hot dogs, at LEAST we didn't drink Budweiser, which I maintain smells and tastes like hot dog water!
I heard “ destination unknown “ by missing persons in a grocery store today..would fit in nicely with the show
Shut Up Wesley 5:34:32 PM
@Number 6 - Music begins where words leave off
Number 6 5:34:37 PM
@Liz- Robert Wyatt did something similar with the album Nothing Can Stop Us.
Lizbot (host) 5:36:03 PM
Hello Carlos! hmmm, good point! I'll see what I can do!
Shut Up Wesley 5:37:44 PM
@LizBot - looking forward to some slickly-produced SPARKS!
Lizbot (host) 5:38:15 PM
@Number 6 - oh man, I gotta revisit that one!
Number 6 5:41:00 PM
I always felt that Missing Persons and Talk Talk kind of go together in some way.
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:41:02 PM
Football shaped.. kick in space...
Lizbot (host) 5:41:46 PM
And all the world is biscuit-shaped - BEST line
Lizbot (host) 5:41:52 PM
Hello Brian D Donor!
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:42:07 PM
Biccy monster shaped !
Shut Up Wesley 5:42:36 PM
XTC!!! My senses are working overtime being highly elated! And - I’m just about to feed my face. Timely.
@ Brian D..not in a good or bad way but when I see your pic I am thinking Gibby of the butthole surfers
Shut Up Wesley 5:43:56 PM
I live for the monster drum fill in the last chorus. 🥁
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:45:05 PM
What's the difference between an orange ?
Lizbot (host) 5:45:14 PM
@Brian D - Perhaps Andy Partridge is Half Man Half Biscuit
Lizbot (host) 5:45:22 PM
@Brian D - ...half football
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:45:26 PM
The one doesn't rhyme.
Lizbot (host) 5:46:00 PM
@Wes - Long Live Monster drum fills!
Lizbot (host) 5:46:17 PM
@Wes - Today's show goes out to the session drummers out there
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:47:10 PM
Good way Carlos! I got "reminds me of Ron Jeremy "once in chat. (Still showering with a brillo pad after that.... ugghh)
Shut Up Wesley 5:47:24 PM
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 5:47:30 PM
Everthing rhymes in third grade where grownup rules do not apply.
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:47:35 PM
Number 6 5:47:37 PM
How about Oran Juice Jones?:)
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:47:58 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:48:34 PM
Love the way they made the guitars sound like bagpipes
Lizbot (host) 5:48:51 PM
@Brian D - Oh no! I hard disagree with whoever said Ron Jeremy! Gibby, sure!
Lizbot (host) 5:48:58 PM
@Hello Rofflestomp!
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 5:49:16 PM
Lizbot (host) 5:49:30 PM
@Rofflestomp - I was around 3rd grade when I had this album!
Shut Up Wesley 5:49:36 PM
I remember when these guys were going to be the next big thing - then… blah. The bass player joined The Pretenders…
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 5:49:37 PM
Yeah, that guitar sound is great.
Lizbot (host) 5:49:46 PM
@Number 6 - I'm jonesing for more Orange Juice
@ Wesley…I remember when the Bay City Rollers were going t9 be the next big thing!!
@ Wesley..at least they inspired BLITZ BOP
Shut Up Wesley 5:52:03 PM
MORE XTC?!?! I am now a happy lad, Ms Bot. 🙏
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:52:21 PM
There was an acoustic gtr playing long haired guy on one of those singing contest shows 15-20 years ago. He did look like me! Bo his name was
Ossy Hyouka 5:52:42 PM
Blitzkid Bop like in Spiderman Homecoming
Lizbot (host) 5:52:49 PM
@Wesley - Yeah, I indulged in some XTC AND some Orange Juice cuz I can't resist either
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:52:51 PM
Mom put a pic on the fridge as a joke back then ha
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 5:53:41 PM
"The Beach Boys playing fusion" lol
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:54:21 PM
Bass player in Big Country also in that Pete Townshend solo 80s video i think. My Love Open the Door and Rough Boys
Ossy Hyouka 5:54:31 PM
Sounds like also a 80s Japanese song!
Ossy Hyouka 5:55:19 PM
Number 6 5:55:55 PM
Long time since I heard Joe Jackson!:)
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:56:02 PM
Graham Maby on the killer bass line!
Lizbot (host) 5:56:35 PM
Joe Jackson - Another poolside smooth jam from my community swimming pool in the 80s. MOST of the slick sophisti-pop I heard growing up was summer afternoons at the pool, or in my 3rd-6th grade best friend's mom's Pontiac Firebird, which later, unironically, caught fire while we were riding in it and we had to jump the hell out. Not a mellow experience
Lizbot (host) 5:56:55 PM
@Brian - Hail Maby! THis bassline is sick!
Number 6 5:57:34 PM
I also haunted the South Street Tower records and got all of his stuff on CD.
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:57:36 PM
Graham worked at the Princeton Trader Joe's a while back so i heard
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 5:58:22 PM
Hello! Why did I take so long to tune in?
Brian 'D' For Donor 5:58:38 PM
I remember the SNL appearance. JJ just changed sounds & most of band
Shut Up Wesley 5:59:46 PM
All hail Graham Maby! Also - that whole album was Joe Jackson’s love letter to NYC.
Ossy Hyouka 6:00:49 PM
Stepping Up, used to hear that occasionally on 106.1 and malls
Ossy Hyouka 6:00:57 PM
Stepping Out*
O thing
Nothing wrong with day drinking…once in a while
Bob Borowsky 6:02:10 PM
I love Lizbot, I love WPRB, I love being a Monthly Sustainer and I love Joe Jackson!!!
Shut Up Wesley 6:03:01 PM
@Brian D - was that SNL that Oprah hosted? He played one song (Soul Kiss) and let the band jam out until he BLEW A WHISTLE to end the song because they had reached their allotted time!
Shut Up Wesley 6:08:23 PM
Let’s also remember guitarist Vinnie Zummo. Played on Joe Jackson’s song Hometown from Big World.
Lizbot (host) 6:08:27 PM
Hello Rob!
Dominique Montgomery 6:08:49 PM
Yes major Whole Foods market new wave station vibes lol
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 6:08:52 PM
Terry Bozio pop
Lizbot (host) 6:09:41 PM
@Brian D - Wot?! He might've sold me a toscano cheese wedge while ALSO having provided the quintessential lazy summer afternoon soundtrack of my youth???!
@ Liz…it was at a Giant store in SE PA
Lizbot (host) 6:10:17 PM
@Carlos - There you go! Noted!
Lizbot (host) 6:10:33 PM
@Carlos - Sorry I blanked on who suggested it while on mic!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 6:12:17 PM
Mmm plastic pop. Bubble wrap.
Lizbot (host) 6:13:25 PM
@Rofflestomp - haha, every time I think of Terry Bozio I think of that Zappa song I’m So Cute he wrote about lil Terry
Shut Up Wesley 6:13:35 PM
Missing Persons trivia- after the band ended bassist Patrick O’Hearn released a number of ambient soundscape recordings. He is also something of a self-taught synthesizer expert.
Lizbot (host) 6:13:44 PM
Hello TAndy! Plastic-wrapped for Freshness!
Lizbot (host) 6:15:04 PM
@Dominique Montgomery - I get hype when I hear Missing Persons around the Wholefoods produce! Also very Trader Joe's playlist
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:15:46 PM
Lizbot (host) 6:15:54 PM
@Rob - :)
Lizbot (host) 6:16:38 PM
Now that Clare Grogan's on air, we can all practice our best Scottish rolling "Gr"s with "Gregory's Girl"!
@ Liz…I work for a large snack company I stand under the speakers when I hear Ramones in a grocery store
Shut Up Wesley 6:17:18 PM
@LizBot - a cloud of dry-ice smoke just released itself in the room I’m in. Also a disco ball just dropped from the ceiling. 🪩 🕺🏻💃
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:17:32 PM
Ah, Gregory's Girl. That was a great movie.
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:18:57 PM
All the gray hair just disappeared from my head, and my back doesn't hurt at all
Lizbot (host) 6:20:08 PM
@Wes - oooooh! I like ambient soundscapes and synth enthusiasts! Reminds me of Bill Nelson's post Bebop Deluxe output, but that's just based on yr description. I gotta check it out later
Number 6 6:20:21 PM
@Rob- I could use some of that.
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:21:16 PM
@Number 6, I suspect the rest of this show will do its work on you too
Lizbot (host) 6:21:39 PM
@Carlos Ramone - Nice! I am PUMPED when I hear good music in the grocery store because I don't expect so it's a pleasant surprise. Some stores have much better music than others. TJs in Center City is often pretty good. Ramones would make me happy and hyped and probably make me shop faster!
Shut Up Wesley 6:21:47 PM
Haircut 💯! 💇🏻‍♂️💇🏼💇‍♀️ Ay-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi.
Lizbot (host) 6:22:38 PM
Re: Grocery store music - I am still waiting for the day I hear The Clash's Lost In the Supermarket or The Raincoats' Fairytale In the Supermarket
Number 6 6:22:43 PM
I'm glad that I get reminded of good songs to play while listening and checking the chat.
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:23:09 PM
Once many years ago I heard Joy Division in a Whole Foods! It wasn't even "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:23:25 PM
playlist rockin Lizbot
Bob Borowsky 6:23:28 PM
I did hear Lost in the Supermarket once in a Supermarket - no one seemed to get the irony!
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:23:42 PM
@Lizbot, another time I heard iirc The Clash "Know Your Rights" in the same Whole Foods
Lizbot (host) 6:23:45 PM
hahah, this song is corny as hell but I kinda love the dumb vocals
Lizbot (host) 6:24:23 PM
Hi Bob! Whoa! I want that experience for myself. I'd be looking around at strangers, trying to find a kindred spirit
Lizbot (host) 6:25:06 PM
@Rob - Perfect! I am not as surprised it was Wholefoods because I knew ppl who worked there many years ago and at least back then they had SOME control over the music
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:25:19 PM
Another other time I saw a same-age person in the same Whole Foods wearing a Clash t-shirt
Number 6 6:25:51 PM
If I can't find something in the supermarket, I might start humming that song.
Lost in supermarket has one of the greatest lines ever…long distance callers make long distance calls
Lizbot (host) 6:26:27 PM
This song is just great and there is no arguing it
Lizbot (host) 6:26:41 PM
Also, reminds me of the movie Hamlet 2 by Steve Coogan!
Shut Up Wesley 6:26:59 PM
Asking the musical question can blue men sing the whites? Or are they hippo-crites for trying?
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:27:06 PM
Another other other time last year I spied someone walking out of that same Whole Foods wearing a t-shirt of the 80s harDCore band The Faith. He appeared to be in his 20s, nowhere near my age
Shut Up Wesley 6:28:08 PM
The 🤓 of 💘
I always chat up people with band shirts that I like..or start singing one of there songs t9 see if they look
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:28:27 PM
Gotta have this one yep. I think of Politics of Dancing by ReFlex in same vein kinda
Lizbot (host) 6:28:37 PM
The SAME friend who mimed Erasure's cover of SOlesbury Hill with me used to drive with me to thrift stores 25 years ago while we played ABC and The Chameleons, The B-52s, Pet Shop Boys, nd Grace Jones on my car stereo. He was a fun friend! Too bad he moved to Florida!
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 6:28:57 PM
Thy grail of production overflowith.
Shut Up Wesley 6:29:42 PM
Yippie Oh Yippie Aye YAY!
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:29:43 PM
@Wesley no Joe Jackson SNL episode I am thinking of is of this show theme's era. Steppin Out / 1982 ish. Before Oprah was a household name.
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 6:30:09 PM
I thought that Erasure cover sounded an aweful lot like "I want candy".
Lizbot (host) 6:30:24 PM
@Wes - haha, yeah that line is what the youth call "CRINGE"! haha
Shut Up Wesley 6:30:42 PM
@Brian D - right. Soul Kiss was from Big World- years later.
Lizbot (host) 6:31:01 PM
@Rob - Did you give said The Faith-shirt wearing grocery patron a knowing nod?
Lizbot (host) 6:31:56 PM
@Carlos - haha, I've done that - started humming a song of a band I like if someone's wearing their shirt - depending on how social/silly I'm feeling
Lizbot (host) 6:32:17 PM
@Brian D - hmmm, gotta dig up Politics of Dancing
Lizbot (host) 6:32:26 PM
@Rofflestomp - Truly!
Daniel Fare 6:32:43 PM
Prefab Sprout is AWESOME!!! Great pick
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:32:51 PM
Reading about that episode now ...Oct 1982. I liked that Murphy, Piscopo, Louis-Dreyfus, Kazurinsky era. The SNL of my pre teen hood. Re runs of the OG cast not far behind in rear view. Michael Keaton was the host that night in 1982 (Night Shift film was out around then). Michael Palin and Andy Kaufman made special guest appearances.
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:33:27 PM
@Lizbot, no, I went up to him, complimented him on his shirt, and said that I really loved The Faith back in the day
Lizbot (host) 6:33:36 PM
@Rofflestomp - weird! I just think of Bo Diddley when I think of I Want Candy, which is a song I just can't deal with!
Lizbot (host) 6:33:42 PM
Hi Daniel! Thanks!
Daniel Fare 6:33:47 PM
Do you know Housemartins? Seems like a similar vibe
Shut Up Wesley 6:34:12 PM
That was some space-age rockabilly there…
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:34:27 PM
Missing Persons band also born of Zappa alums. Then Warren C joined Duran Duran resurgence era.
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:34:55 PM
It will be happy hour if Lizbot plays Housemartins
Lizbot (host) 6:35:05 PM
@Daniel - Oh yeah! I'll see if I can dig some Housemartins up!
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:35:20 PM
Warren Cuccurullo . . . kinda young kinda wow
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:36:43 PM
I remember reading a short review of a Housemartins record in the punk zine Flipside. I can't remember if the reviewer liked it, but said reviewer had the name wrong and iirc ended the review with 'what the hell is a housemartian anyway?'
Daniel Fare 6:37:01 PM
I started my first dj set with Get Up Off Our Knees by Housemartins
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:37:14 PM
Haircut 100... wow this is all the MTV playlist of my youth. Is Icicle Works "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)" in the mix? That is a great percussion part. Timbales? Roto-Toms?
Daniel Fare 6:37:28 PM
Lol housemartian is a good name for a band too
Lizbot (host) 6:37:43 PM
@Daniel Fare - First ever? Awesome!
Lizbot (host) 6:38:43 PM
@Rob from Pledgeyland - If I play HouseMartiAns, it'd have to play The Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells!
Daniel Fare 6:38:45 PM
Yeah! At North Bowl in Philly, my boss was DJing and let me have a 45 minute set during his
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:39:16 PM
@Lizbot, DO IT :-D
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:39:31 PM
I have heard Adam Ant / Adam and the Ants several times in the past few weeks on prb and loved it! Was really into him/them for a while back early 80s
Shut Up Wesley 6:40:04 PM
Question- does the name China Crisis refer to political unrest in a far eastern country, or not having enough plates when unexpected guests come over for dinner?
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 6:40:36 PM
House Martin is a European species of swallow which is quite common in England
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:40:55 PM
Or when Grace Slick's kid tries to deal with her given name and changes it. China Crisis
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:41:47 PM
China Slick Kantner fits in as she was an MTV VJ so it all works fully circled
Shut Up Wesley 6:42:11 PM
Oh no! Boy meets girl! The scratchiest rhythm guitar this side of James Brown!
Brian 'D' For Donor 6:43:11 PM
Yep definitely JB scratchy rhythm gtr. And Aussie 80s legends INXS too. That guitar player and bass player must have studied the James Brown band play book daily
Shut Up Wesley 6:44:16 PM
HEAVEN 17!!!
Lizbot (host) 6:45:15 PM
@Brian D - I love Adam Ant.. Don't have any queued this show but we'll see. Saw him at the TLA several years ago and he was really committed to the pirate make-up, which was heavily sweated off by mid-way through his set
Lizbot (host) 6:45:31 PM
@Wes - Am I bringing back more Young Wesley memories?
Shut Up Wesley 6:46:32 PM
@LizBot yes. (blushes)☺️
Lizbot (host) 6:46:58 PM
@Daniel Fare- Nice! I love DJ origin stories! I had my first radio break in 1997 at WHRC, which is now gone, but my first live break at a NYE 1999 party where friends reserved a bar that was cheap because it had just gone outta business! the Ten Stone on Lombard
Shut Up Wesley 6:48:35 PM
The Luxury Gap is a brilliant album from beginning to end.
Lizbot (host) 6:49:14 PM
@Wes - I love it, despite that UGLY painting on the cover! They all look like yuppie zombies on the cover, ha!
Lizbot (host) 6:50:19 PM
@Brian D / Brian D - haha, China Crisis - never thought of all the implications!
Lizbot (host) 6:52:02 PM
oh so much gated reverb!
Shut Up Wesley 6:54:25 PM
Speaking of - happy birthday to Grace Slick - 83 on Oct 30.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 6:54:44 PM
I've been silently enjoying. But I promise I've been enjoying this. I've always had a soft spot for cheesy 80s pop music, especially with the most ridiculous gated reverb and synth usage
Lizbot (host) 6:55:09 PM
@Wes - oh wow, HBD, Grace!
Shut Up Wesley 6:55:45 PM
@LizBot yes, gated reverb was a relatively new thing back then, so it showed up everywhere.
Lizbot (host) 6:55:47 PM
@TAndy - glad to hear it! And Glad to hear it too when I'm out and about and one of these songs come on!
Lizbot (host) 6:56:06 PM
@Wes - for real! Definitely defined many songs of my childhood
Lizbot (host) 6:56:16 PM
@Wes - We could feel gated reverb coming in the air tonight
Shut Up Wesley 6:57:40 PM
We’ve got (Kate) Bush.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 6:58:52 PM
Okay yeah this song is egregious. I love this so much!
Lizbot (host) 6:59:23 PM
@Rob - The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
Lizbot (host) 6:59:35 PM
@TAndy - Yes! Mission accomplished!
Daniel Fare 6:59:56 PM
Is Deacon Blue named after the Steely Dan song
Daniel Fare 7:00:00 PM
It has to be right
Ossy Hyouka 7:00:04 PM
I see lots of blue jays and yellow chafinches
Lizbot (host) 7:00:18 PM
@Daniel Fare - I just assume they're named for Deacon Blues
Lizbot (host) 7:00:35 PM
@Daniel - So we can listen to Real Gone Kid and die behind the wheel
Shut Up Wesley 7:01:54 PM
Just in case anyone is wondering- it’s almost 7pm and we have Not Yet Heard SPARKS. This was your DoublePlusGoodSparks update. Please resume your normal activities.
Daniel Fare 7:02:09 PM
They got a name for the winners in the world…
Shut Up Wesley 7:02:53 PM
Did the ALL learn to work the saxophone? 🎷
Ossy Hyouka 7:03:36 PM
Ghoulbot is scary cool
Daniel Fare 7:07:50 PM
We have a million copies of ABC’s The Lexicon of Love at my record store
Ossy Hyouka 7:08:41 PM
Liz Shue, also Aly Mills in Karate Kid/Cobra Kai!
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:08:44 PM
There's a total eclipse of the moon next Tuesday morning. As the moon gets low in the west, it will become completely eclipsed, all the way up to sunrise.
Shut Up Wesley 7:08:53 PM
Got distracted, but one could make up quite a playlist of songs that have “wake up” as a title or included in the lyrics…
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:09:08 PM
Info: https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/total-lunar-eclipse-nov8-2022/
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:10:00 PM
More info: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-november-8 and https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/trenton (h/t Jon Solomon for the latter)
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:11:40 PM
Oh my Lord I can see this accompanied by an employee training video 😍😍😍😍
Shut Up Wesley 7:11:44 PM
LEVEL 42!! Mark King, speaking of bass players.
Lizbot (host) 7:12:03 PM
The Level 42 bassist is sneaky and slick AF
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:13:01 PM
Sounds like someone was inspired by Japanese/Eastern chord progression for this song 😏
Lizbot (host) 7:13:19 PM
Bassist Mark King
Lizbot (host) 7:13:28 PM
@TAndy - totally
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:13:35 PM
Was it Level 42 Mark King the guy who later tried to change his name legally to include all past band members' names?
Lizbot (host) 7:13:44 PM
@Wes - Yes!
Lizbot (host) 7:14:12 PM
@Rob - Whoa! I gotta mark that one on my calendar!
Shut Up Wesley 7:14:21 PM
Best of Level 42 spent a lot of time in my car’s cd player.
Lizbot (host) 7:14:54 PM
@Ossy - oh yeah! I love Elisabeth Shue so much! My daughter wanted to dress as her Adventures In Babysitting character, Chris, for Halloween a few years back!
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:15:26 PM
Shue is very cool yes. A Mainer originally I think
Lizbot (host) 7:15:37 PM
@Ossy - and when Liz Shue/Chris first shows up at the house of her charges, they're watching John Carpenter's Halloween because Debra Hill produced both films and co-wrote Halloween!
Lizbot (host) 7:15:54 PM
@Brian D - Have you seen Hamlet 2, speaking of Shue?
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:16:20 PM
No not yet
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:17:01 PM
Oh that is a done and done deal. That CAST! I am watching it asap
Lizbot (host) 7:18:00 PM
@Brian D - It's so silly, I love it
Lizbot (host) 7:18:19 PM
@Brian D - Def one of my fav Coogan movies
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:18:29 PM
Love Coogan and many others in that cast
Shut Up Wesley 7:19:09 PM
Ironically, during my bass playing youth I never took up that thumb slap technique. I just figured there were plenty of players who could do it better than I could.
Lizbot (host) 7:20:30 PM
@Wes - To think, you could've impressed yr friends and family with yr oh so cool slap technique once Seinfeld came along
Shut Up Wesley 7:25:46 PM
@LizBot - it just wasn’t “me”. I didn’t like playing that way and I felt people hearing me try to do it would know. So I made a decision to not do it and if I lost work from that, so be it.
Shut Up Wesley 7:27:02 PM
(Btw, we both know the Seinfeld theme was played on a keyboard, right?)
Lizbot (host) 7:28:12 PM
@Wes - Oh, there are DEFINITELY enough slap bass players!
Shut Up Wesley 7:28:23 PM
Now here’s a Style Council song I haven’t heard!
Lizbot (host) 7:28:27 PM
@Wes - Yes, I did find that out eventually, some time in the 2000s!
Lizbot (host) 7:29:07 PM
@Wes - how about THIS bass?
Lizbot (host) 7:30:44 PM
I feel like Green Gartside basically tried to become Wales' answer to Prince after he abandoned Scritti's original post-punk style
Lizbot (host) 7:34:01 PM
@Brian D - One of yr requests is coming up soon...probably nexy
Lizbot (host) 7:34:09 PM
next but also nexy
Lizbot (host) 7:35:03 PM
@Brian D - Unless you're off watching Hamlet 2! Ha, JK, I will play anyway
Shut Up Wesley 7:35:59 PM
Nexy’s Midnight Nunners?
Lizbot (host) 7:36:35 PM
@Wes - Ha!
Lizbot (host) 7:37:17 PM
Nevermind! It's coming soon, but not now cuz I didn't get it cued up in time!
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:37:28 PM
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:37:50 PM
Claire Grogan! 💜
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:38:09 PM
Hallo Christine
Lizbot (host) 7:38:55 PM
Hi Christine!!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:39:15 PM
She was so adorable in Gregory's Girl. I see I missed that discussion in the chat. That's what I get for being LAAAATE!
Ossy Hyouka 7:39:37 PM
I hear this 80s pop every time during my stay in Party City for the halloween season!!
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:39:39 PM
But you got to hear Happy Birthday!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:39:40 PM
Hi Liz Bot! 🤖 hey Rob! 💰 🦀
Number 6 7:39:41 PM
Hi Christine!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:39:56 PM
Hey Ossy!💚
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:40:17 PM
Hi Number 6! Really enjoyed your show yesterday.
Number 6 7:40:39 PM
Brian 'D' For Donor 7:40:58 PM
The Ruby Episodes Rule # 6! An ALL RUBY PLEDGE DRIVE SET????? SOMEDAY????
Ossy Hyouka 7:41:18 PM
Hi Christine!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:41:20 PM
Thank you for uploading it also. I usually like to listen to it again while I'm working.
Shut Up Wesley 7:41:24 PM
TWO LEVEL 42 SONGS?!?! I have reached LEVEL 84. 🚀
Lizbot (host) 7:41:45 PM
@Christine - haha, you missed me butchered a Scottish accent to roll those grrrrrrrrs in GRogan, GRrrrregory's Girrrrrl!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:41:46 PM
What a great idea, Brian 💡
Number 6 7:41:49 PM
@Brian- Anything is possible!
Lizbot (host) 7:41:55 PM
@Wes - HA! Double Plus 42
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:42:21 PM
Damn I missed all those rolling Rrrrrrs!
Ryan Gerber 7:42:35 PM
Killing it tonight Lizbot, thank you!
Number 6 7:43:53 PM
Rrrruffles have Rrridges.
Lizbot (host) 7:43:55 PM
Hi Ryan! Thanks!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:44:25 PM
Tonight's playlist is delicious and colorful, like a box full of those really good fruit slice candies you buy at the Shore.
Number 6 7:45:01 PM
Lizbot (host) 7:45:06 PM
EGREGIOUS ORCHESTRA HITS in this song! I love it
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:45:07 PM
Mmm ruffles
Ossy Hyouka 7:45:12 PM
Lizbot (host) 7:46:17 PM
@Christine - haha, apt comparison! I thought you were gonna say a box of pastels, but orange fruit gems are even better!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:48:28 PM
And the cherry, lemon, grapefruit and lime ones... 😍
Lizbot (host) 7:48:41 PM
@Christine - Speaking of sweet fruits and oranges....
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:49:43 PM
This song is refreshing and prevents scurvy 🍊
Lizbot (host) 7:49:47 PM
@Christine - Now I'm having a visceral reaction to the memory of eating those as a kid - and those striped coconut neopolitan chewy candies that I was into at the same time!
Lizbot (host) 7:50:17 PM
@Christine - Truth! And it gets the feet moving because if you resist the charms of Orange Juice, you are in need of reanimation!
Lizbot (host) 7:50:29 PM
Number 6 7:51:08 PM
WPRB prevents scurvy!
Lizbot (host) 7:51:49 PM
There ya go, Bri
Lizbot (host) 7:52:08 PM
@Number 6 - That should be on one of our t-shirts!
Number 6 7:52:41 PM
Or some type of promotion.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:53:21 PM
Lizbot! Thank you so much for the show this evening, it was so much fun listening.
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:53:27 PM
Ooooh feelin' good...!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 7:54:01 PM
Message received and understood. Thank you, Lizbot!
Shut Up Wesley 7:54:35 PM
A Classic! Politics Of Dancing! And if you haven’t already, VOTE. This midterm election could determine whether our country remains a democracy. (End of rant)
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 7:55:32 PM
Just too good!
jimboo 7:57:02 PM
Oh snap! Caught the first hour but nary a chance to chatttttttttttttttt🌈⚡🎹💥
Richard from Rocky Hill 7:57:08 PM
@ Lizbot (host) In the Politics of Radio, I vote for Lizbot & the DoublePlusGood party. Thanks for another winning show!
Lizbot (host) 7:57:33 PM
hi jimbeaux!
Lizbot (host) 7:57:38 PM
Hi Richard!
jimboo 7:58:15 PM
Ossy Hyouka 7:58:19 PM
Rob from Pledgeyland 🦀 🇺🇦 🌻 🇮🇷 7:58:43 PM
Awesome show, Lizbot. I feel so much younger right now!
Lizbot (host) 7:59:26 PM
Glad caught the first hour, jimbooo!
Lizbot (host) 7:59:32 PM
Thanks, Rob!! haha!
Lizbot (host) 7:59:53 PM
@Richard from Rocky Hill - ha! Killbot endorses that message!
Rofflestomp (Sonar Donor) 8:00:09 PM
Number 6 8:00:15 PM
Gr8 show! Thanks. BCNU!
Lizbot (host) 8:00:16 PM
@Wes - YES! I have so many reminders on my phone for Tuesday!
Lizbot (host) 8:00:36 PM
Thanks for hanging, TAndy!
Lizbot (host) 8:00:56 PM
I'm sad I didn't fit in the Housemartins cuz I actually pulled a couple of their albums!
Ossy Hyouka 8:01:17 PM
Cute retro show Liz!
Lizbot (host) 8:01:21 PM
Thanks, Number 6!
Lizbot (host) 8:01:46 PM
Thanks for hanging, everyone! See you here next Thursday, 5-8!
Shut Up Wesley 8:01:49 PM
@Number 6 - in the early days of the Royal Navy, British sailors found that listening to WPRB would help prevent scurvy. To this day, British sailors are sometimes referred to as “PRBeebees”
Lizbot (host) 8:03:04 PM
@Wes - haha, in true off-shore music tradition, we play stuff the corporate stations wouldn't, much like the offshore pirate radio stations from back in the day!
Shut Up Wesley 8:03:17 PM
Thank you so much for this show LizBot!! You played so many of my favorite songs! Take care and stay safe.
Lizbot (host) 8:04:00 PM
Thanks, Wes! It was a fun one to make!
Lizbot (host) 8:04:15 PM
Thanks, Ossy!