The marathon is over. The station met its goal thanks to its listeners. Scott Williams played Scott McDowell and Faye singing Sonic Youth's "Death Valley '69" for the Hoof N' Mouth Sinfonia, where the WFMU DJs sing to close each year's fundraiser.
On More Exciting Moments, Frank O'Toole played "Stand In" from I Will Set You Free, the new Barry Adamson album. Adamson was a member of Magazine, but his solo work is influenced by jazz, and film composers like Ennio Morricone and John Barry. Donna played Morricone's "La Scoperta Dell' America (Esotica)" on Gateway To Joy. Bob Brainen played the main theme from Barry's 1960 Beat Girl soundtrack.
Tomorrow. from 11am-1pm, Micheal Shelly will have author Kent Heartman on his show to discuss his book,. The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story Of Rovk And Roll's Best Kept Secret. If a group like The Association or Fifth Dimension needed a band for a hit single in the 1960s and 70's. the Wrecking Crew were THE L..A,.session people. This huge unit included drummers Hal Blaine and Jim Gordon, guitarist Tommy Tedesco, and bassists Carol Kaye, Max Bennett and Joe Osborne.
The Monkees also used The Wrecking Crew. Singer Davy Jones died last weekend. Debbie D. played their "Look Out! Here Comes Tomorrow" on Debbie Does WFMU. Jones was a child star before joining the band, playing the Artful Dodger in the cast of Oliver in the early 1960's. R.I.P.