Introduction

This is my wild stab at a podcast, dedicated in loving memory to the Candy Store radio show, hosted by the inimitable John Penney on WDET until mid-December of 2005. Given that I'd been listening to his show most weekends since the mid-90s, I felt rather adrift musically after hearing the news of the cancellation, and this seemed like just the right response to me. This show tends to be a mix of stuff I've picked up based on things I'd on WDET, combined with the cheap-ass music that I enjoy discovering; you can find out more about that on my Musical Bottom Feeding site. If you like the show, feel free to email through my blog, Pingree's Potato Patch. If you don't like the show, please leave me alone...

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Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Yeah, dumb joke, but until I do Episode 2, this is mostly just a phantom. Anyway, I can't guarantee that the audio quality of this effort will work out real well, but here goes nothing. 45 minutes | Download Episode 1

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Red Elvises I Wanna See You Bellydance Sad Cowboy Song
Bare Jr. Brainwasher Why Do I Need A Job
Muddy Waters Electric Mud Let's Spend the Night Together
Moxie The Floor In My Room
Hugh Beaumont Experience Tales From the Edge, Volume 5 & 6 Money Means So Much To Me
Peacocks In Without Knockin' Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
3 Mustaphas 3 Play Musty For Me Nylon Dress
The Tractors Farmers In a Changing World Hale-Bopp Boogie
Seven Foot Politic Starball Contribution "J" Friends
James Brown Soul On Top I Need Your Key (to Turn Me On)
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Outbound A Moment So Close

Episode 2: Yes, He's Serious

Well, with a spare hour left over after putting the finishing touches on my dissertation prospectus, I figured I'd throw together another podcast. Fear my persistence! 39 minutes | Download Episode 2

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
P.D.Q. Bach Black Forest Bluegrass Blaues Grass
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Outbound Hoe Down
Drivetrain Drivetrain Hey Boppa
Hayseed Dixie A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC Highway to Hell
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Kermit the Frog Songs of the Street African Alphabet
The Persuasions Frankly A Capella Electric Aunt Jemima
Ghoti Hook Banana Man My Bike
Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks World of Fireworks Buccaneer Days
Cub Heide Sez Lookout Magic 8 Ball
Paul Anka Rock Swings Wonderwall
Big Daddy Sgt. Pepper's Lovely Rita

Episode 3: For The Love of God, Stop Him!

This episode includes another appearance by the Red Elvises, and an honest-to-Pete (if only implied) request. 56 minutes | Download Episode 3

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Arrested Development 3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of... U
Red Elvises Lunatics & Poets Love Rocket
Fatboy Slim The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
George Harrison Brainwashed P2 Vatican Blues
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue I Guess I Planted
Barenaked Ladies Everything to Everyone Another Postcard
Elvis Costello Spike Stalin Malone
All That The Whop Boom Bam El Futuro
White Trash White Trash Apple Pie
Sweet The Best of Sweet Ballroom Blitz
Electric Six Fire She's White
The Coral The Coral Dreaming of You
Death in Vegas Scorpio Rising So You Say You Lost Your Baby

Episode 4: Welcome to Tally Hall!

This episode opens with a great number by Ann Arbor band Tally Hall, and goes downhill rapidly from there. 41 minutes | Download Episode 4

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Tally Hall Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum Welcome to Tally Hall
Moxy Fruvous Live Noise The Lowest Highest Point
Ultra-V Bring On the Fuego Playboy Mansion
Tower of Power Tower of Power What Is Hip?
They Might Be Giants No! John Lee Supertaster
Moxy Fruvous Bargainville Spiderman
The Persuasions Frankly A Capella Lumpy Gravy
Piero Umiliani Svezia,Inferno E Paradiso (Sweden, Heaven & Hell) Máh-Ná-Máh-Ná
Esquivel Cabaret Mañana Mini Skirt
Los Admiradores Bongos Londonderry Air
Red Elvises I Wanna See You Bellydance Voodoo Doll
The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents of the United States of America We Are Not Going To Make It

Episode 5: The Dedication Show!

Yep, it's official, I've already run out of creative ideas, so I'm doing a dedication show! Listen to the program and see what your song is! 78 minutes | Download Episode 5

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Hayseed Dixie A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
The Arrogant Worms Live Bait Me Like Hockey
Tom Jones The Best of Tom Jones Ring of Fire
Unknown (Tom Smith?) Conclave III Filk Bootleg "I Wish You'd Been There When We Wrote It"
Evil Genius Orchestra Cocktails in the Cantina The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
Jack Johnson Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George We're Going to be Friends
Chris Isaak Always Got Tonight Notice the Ring
Leonard Nimoy Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary Collection: Dementia 2000 Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Neil Young Trans Computer Cowboy
Firesign Theatre Fighting Clowns Oh, Afghanistan
Oscar the Grouch Songs of the Street I Love Trash
The Arrogant Worms Dirt! Gaelic Song
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Alive & Lickin' How Can I Miss You (When You Won't Go Away)
Talking Heads Naked Nothing But Flowers
Groucho Marx An Evening with Groucho Show Me a Rose
Tally Hall Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum Haiku
The Gotan Project Verve Remixed, Vol. 2 Whatever Lola Wants
The Arrogant Worms Russell's Shorts Carrot Juice Is Murder
Reel Big Fish Turn The Radio Off Say "Ten"
Tally Hall Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum The Whole World and You
Jamie Cullum twentysomething Wind Cries Mary
Blue Rodeo Five Days in July 5 Days in May

Episode 6: Ooga-booga.

Happy Halloween, one and all. I've pulled together a set of thematically appropriate songs, so let that quivering commence. 45 minutes | Download Episode 6

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Id and the Superegos Gumshoe Halloween
John Spencer Blues Explosion Plastic Fang She Said
Matthew Sweet Son of Altered Beast Superdeformed
Elvis Costello Spike Miss Macbeth (Demo Version)
Ken Nordine The Best of Word Jazz, Vol. 1 Flibberty Jib
Suzanne Vega Nine Objects of Desire Honeymoon Suite
Ralph Stanley O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Death
Moxy Fruvous Live Noise Boo Time
Ghoti Hook Banana Man Monsters
Jimmy Buffet Fruitcakes Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost
They Might Be Giants John Henry No One Knows My Plan
Ken Nordine The Best of Word Jazz, Vol. 1 You're Getting Better

Episode 7: It's the Most Musical Time of the Year

Well, with the holiday season well and truly upon us, I figured I'd take the easy way out and do another theme episode. Enjoy the Christmas niftiness. 58 minutes | Download Episode 7

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Barenaked Ladies (with Sarah McLachlan) Barenaked for the Holidays God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings
Dar Williams Mortal City The Christians and the Pagans
Kay Starr Christmas Remixed I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm [Stuhr Remix]
Jimmy Buffet Christmas Island Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum
Bob Seger A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas Sock It To Me Santa
Sesame Street A Sesame Street Christmas A Christmas Pageant
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Everything You Want For Christmas Mr. Heatmiser
S. Claus' Robots Christmas In the Stars What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas
Los Straitjackets 'Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets! Little Drummer Boy
Ya got me... Blame It On Christmas We Three Bings
Barenaked Ladies (with Michael Bublé) Barenaked for the Holidays Elf's Lament
Bob & Doug McKenzie Dr. Demento Presents - The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Twelve Days of Christmas
Ben Folds Maybe This Christmas Bizarre Christmas Incident
Bob Rivers Twisted Christmas Holidaze (S'cuze Me, I've Got Gifts To Buy)
Ron Sexsmith Maybe This Christmas Maybe This Christmas

Episode 8: The John Penney Sound-Alike Contest

Well, after a year of taking John Penney's name in vain, I thought I'd really up the abuse, so for this show I'm ripping off his playlist. 96 minutes | Download Episode 8

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Robert Randolph & the Family Band Unclassified Going in the Right Direction
John Hartford Aereo-Plain / Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Steam Powered Aereo Plane
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out Strange Meadowlark
John Hiatt & the Guilty Dogs Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan Memphis in the Meantime
-M- (yep, that's correct) The Triplets Of Belleville Belleville Rendez-vous (French Version)
Los Straitjackets with Raoul Malo Sing Along with Los Straitjackets Black is Black
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan My Doorbell
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke Sixty Six Steps Sweet Emotion
Stan Freberg Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America, Vol. 1, The Early Years, And Vol. 2, The Middle Years The Declaration of Independence
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Little Worlds The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Christine Lavin Getting in Touch With My Inner Bitch What Was I Thinking
Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio Alive Again
Little Village Little Village The Action
The Blues Brothers Made in America Green Onions
The Persuasions Frankly a Cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa Tears Begin to Fall
Jill Sobule Pink Pearl Rainy Day Parade
Steely Dan Two Against Nature Gaslighting Abbie
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Alive & Lickin My Cello
Madeline Peyroux Careless Love Dance Me to the End of Love
Dar Williams End of the Summer Are You Out There

Episode 9: Happy Fort Day!

...or Fortsmas, for our listeners across the pond. This episode is a tribute to famed anomalist Charles Fort, born August 6 (or 8) 1874, with songs reflective of his work and legacy. In otherwords, goofy. NOTE: Due to an error on my part, the host segments were recorded at a very low bit-rate, and sound like a radio broadcast. In the interests of hitting Fort's birthday, I've decided to post it as is. The music is unaffected, so feel free to fast forward over me, and I'll get it fixed for next episode. 75 minutes | Download Episode 9

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day Everything You Know Is Wrong
Groovie Ghoulies Go Stories Chupacabras
Dead Milkmen Not Richard But Dick The Infant of Prague Customized My Van
Moxy Fruvous You Will Go to the Moon Michigan Militia
Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? 11 Miles an Hour
Thomas Dolby Flat Earth The Flat Earth
The King Gravelands Voodoo Child
Johnny Rivers Spy Magazine Presents, Vol. 1: Spy Music Secret Agent Man
Little Jack Melody & His Young Turks My Charmed Life Kilroy Was Here
Moxy Fruvous You Will Go to the Moon You Will Go To The Moon
Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner Big Joe and Phantom 309
Chris De Burgh Getaway Don't Pay the Ferryman
Cake Motorcade of Generosity Pentagram
Presidents of the United States of America II Tiki God
Red Elvises I Wanna See You Belly Dance Voodoo Doll
United Future Organization Bon Voyage Flying Saucer
Nina Hagen Fearless Flying Saucers
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Beatin' the Heat Hell I'd Go
Jill Sobule Pink Pearl Somewhere in New Mexico

Episode 10: A Child's Garden of Funk.

Inspired by the children's TV programming of my childhood, I have gathered together a variety of child-focused and child-friendly funk. Yep, it's as cool as it sounds. 62 minutes | Download Episode 10

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album Title
Skip Ewing and the Big Kidz Band Indian Elephant Tea Old McDonald Had a Sample
Baby Loves Jazz Greatest Hits, Vol. 1-2 Hickory Dickory Rock
Victor Wooten Show of Hands Me & My Bass Guitar
Sesame Street Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music Pinball Number Count
Sesame Street Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music 1-2-3 Sesame Street
Sesame Street Sesame Street: The Count Counts, Vol. 2 Subtraction Blues
Electric Company The Electric Company Original Cast Album Hard Hard Hard
Skip Ewing and the Big Kidz Band Indian Elephant Tea Bingo
L.L. Cool J. Simply Mad About The Mouse Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
Sugarman 3 Soul Donkey Soul Donkey
Lyle Lovett I Love Everybody Penguins
Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? Walk the Dinosaur
They Might Be Giants No! John Lee Supertaster
Spin Doctors Turn It Upside Down Biscuit Head
Horace Silver, remix by Jazzanova Blue Note Trip: Jazzanova Lookin' Back Movin' On I've Had a Little Talk
Sesame Street Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie Sing-Along Living Hand In Hand

Episode 11: The Mahna Mahnadcast

A long delayed posting here, this episode was released on April Fools Day 2009, and contains 30 different versions of Mahna Mahna, uninterrupted. Yes, I am mad, why do you ask? 87 minutes | Download Episode 11

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album/Source Title
Piero Umiliani Svezia Inferno E Paradiso Mah NÓ Mah NÓ - The original
Muppet Show Muppet Show Cast Album Mahna Mahna
Cake B Sides & Rarities Mahna Mahna
Skip Ewing and the Big Kidz Band Indian Elephant Tea Ma Nah Ma Nah and A Side of Aunt B's Grits
Girly Babes Partyhits zum Vatertag Mah-na-mah-na
Giorgio Moroder Arriva La Bomba Mah-Na Mah-Na
Lipstique At the Discotheque Man-Nah-Mah-Nah/Disco
Alex H Alex H's Homepage Mahna Mahna in Memphis
Ed Lincoln and De Savoya Combo De Savoya Combo Mah-Na Mah-Na
Hot Butter Hot Butter Mah-Na-Mah-Na
Moa L÷gin vi­ vinnuna Mah - na - mah - na
Lenlow MusicRemixed.org Kanye Mahna
Smugglers Rosie Hidden Track
Al Wood UkuleleHunt.com Manhamanha
Blur Motion BlurMotion.de Manamana
Mr. Mo Mahna mahna [Single-CD] MahNa MahNa (Long Version)
Asylum Street Spankers Live in Europe 2001 Mah Na Mah Na
Electronic Concept Orchestra Cinemoog Mah NÓ Mah NÓ
Pato Fu Isopor Made In Japan
Ismael Rivera Esto Fue Lo Que Trajo El Barco Mana Mana
K-Taro Takanami Sushi 3003 Sweden, Heaven & Hell
That Handsome Devil Limited time download Hey White Boy
Leroy Holmes Bottoms Up: Ultra Lounge 18 Mah Na Mah Na
Die Lollipops Winterwunderland [Audio CD] Die Lollipops Mah-Na Mah-Na
Flip Machine I have no idea... Manamana
Octothorpe (http://www.mightyoctothorpe.com/) Workshop3D.com mahnamahna
Karminsky Experience Vulcanology.it Mah NÓ Mah NÓ (Karmexperience Mix)
Mek Pek & Habbasutterne Nummer 3 Mah na mah na
Dave Pell Mah-Na-Mah-Na (1969 Album) Mah-Na, Mah-Na
Toxic Audio Chemistry Hidden Track

The No-Penney Opera Episode 12 - All That Jazz

After a delay of about 3 and a half years, I've finally recorded a new show. This episode features a whole set of jazz and lounge covers of rock and pop classics. Yep, it's about par for the course around here. 52 minutes | Download Episode 12

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album/Source Title
New Morty Show Next Generation Swing, Vol. 2 White Wedding (Rebel Yell) Medley
Nouvelle Vague Bande a Part Dancing with Myself
Paul Anka Rock Swings Eyes Without a Face
Dr. John & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Voodoo It's All Over Now
The Bad Plus Prog Tom Sawyer
Josh Roseman Unit Cherry Don't Be Cruel
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 Foursider Day Tripper
Eloisia Nouvelle Vague Just Can't Get Enough
Seu Jorge The Life Aquatic: Studio Sessions Suffragette City
Richard Cheese The Sunny Side of the Moon: The Best of Richard Cheese Come Out and Play
Pat Boone In a Metal Mood: No More Mr Nice Guy Enter Sandman
Paul Anka Rock Swings Smells Like Teen Spirit
James Brown Soul on Top Your Cheatin' Heart
The Puppini Sisters Betcha Bottom Dollar Heart of Glass
Lee Press-On & the Nails Jump Swing From Hell: Live At The Hi-Ball Lounge Hot for Teacher

The No-Penney Opera Episode 13 - Music To Speed By Part 1: Daytime

Amazingly I've got a new episode in less than a year since the last one. Clearly a sign of the end times. Anyway, this is a collection of fast music suitable for driving. Fast. 46 minutes | Download Episode 13

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album/Source Title
Louis Prima and Keely Smith Collectors Series: Louis Prima That Old Black Magic
Ryan Montbleau Band LIVE from STUDIO A2: Vol. 2 -- A Benefit CD for the Michigan Theater 75 and Sunny
The Red Elvises I Wanna See You Belly Dance Sad Cowboy Song
The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents of the United States of America Back Porch
The Doobie Brothers Best of the Doobies Rockin' Down the Highway
XTC Oranges & Lemons Across This Antheap
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables Viva Las Vegas
Haysee Dixie A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC Highway to Hell
Reverend Horton Heat Full Custom Gospel Livin' On the Edge (Of Houston)
The Red Elvises I Wanna See You Belly Dance Stewardess In Red
The Ramones Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits Rock & Roll High School
The Presidents of the United States of America These Are The Good Times People Flame Is Love

The No-Penney Opera Episode 14 - Music To Speed By Part 2: Nighttime

Even weirder than getting one episode up after less than a year: getting TWO episodes up. So, more fast music suitable for driving. Fast. 58 minutes | Download Episode 14

Contents of today's episode
Artist Album/Source Title
The Shys Astoria Call In the Cavalry
United Future Organization United Future Organization Off Road
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone
Robert Randolph & the Family Band Colorblind Ain't Nothing Wrong With That
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West Mexican Raido
Thin Lizard Dawn Thin Lizard Dawn Sexual Dynamo
Bobby McFerrin Simple Pleasures Drive
Nekromantix Return of the Loving Dead Gargoyles Over Copenhagen
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables Holiday In Cambodia
C Mon & Kypski Where the Wild Things Are Eyes on the Road Ft. Voicst
Smashmouth Fush Yu Mang Disconnect the Dots
Joe Jackson Look Sharp Got The Time
They Might Be Giants John Henry Stomp Box
Five Iron Frenzy Cheeses of Nazareth Metal Rules!