All Mixed Up Mailbag
WBAI 99.5 FM New York City on Saturday Afternoons from 5 to 7 pm with Peter Bochan

More Letters from Listeners:
May 1999- January 2001

Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 15:09:42 -0500
From: John Milisenda
Subject: All Mixed Up

Hi Peter,
My wife and I love your work.
Happy New Year.

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 01:48:10 EST
Subject: Great Show

Hey Peter,
    Loved your show on Mon. 11, 00 -
waiting for the play list.
Any chance of getting a tape?

Truly one of your fans,


 From: "Kenneth Silver"
To: <>
Subject: ???...
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 12:38:39 -0500


Good show this morning (as always). "America Is Waiting" was a great choice for the times.
Three questions: What was that urban jazz piece you played early on?
Also, any clue on how to obtain the Moby B-Sides without having to dig up the pricey 2000 "Play/Play" set?
(I already have "Play"--the marketing of the B-Sides was obnoxious.)
Finally, what was that Eno et al ambient collection you mentioned toward the show's end?


Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:54:21 -0400
From: Alice and Lew
Subject: love your show

hi peter

i've enjoyed your show so much. it's one of the best things about

thanks so much. happy holiday and great new year.

big fan
alice terry

From: (Debbie Gosser)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 21:57:05 -0600
Subject: food songs

Strawberry Fields   the beatles
Cheeseburgers in Paradise   Jimmy Buffet
sugar shack    unknown artist


Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 20:20:45 EST
Subject: No Subject

I am a teacher and I wanted the lyrics of "FruitCake" by Cake Like.  I want
to use this song for this years production.  Is there any way you could
e-mail me the words.  My third grade class would love you forever!!
Thank you for your help.
I look forward to your reply. 

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:12:35 -0800
From: Tracy Doyle <>
Organization: American Ragtime Company
Subject: Songs About Food


Love your page! I have an intense interest in American food songs from
the ragtime era. My significant other is a ragtime pianist and also a
collector of sheet music, piano rolls and records of that era.

We have compiled a CD of "food rags," including such wonderful titles as
"Mo'lasses," "Chicken Pranks," "Good Gravy," "Cheese and Crackers," and
"More Candy," etc.

You might like to visit our page at

To see a complete list of contents of this CD, here's the link:


We have also scanned and completely restored the covers of 13 amazing
pieces of sheet music from the ragtime era featuring dancing and
otherwise interesting food. Please let me know if you're interested in
more information.

Kindest RAGards,

Tracy Doyle
The American Ragtime Company

From: "Joseph Knotts " <>
To: <>
Subject: Pancakes and Sausage by Ernie Kovacs

A fragnment of the lyrics goes:

Pancakes and sausage
Fry 'em nice and brown;
Pancakes and sausage,
Turn 'em upside down! 

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 19:11:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Will Siss <>
Subject: Election night, wound tight

Something's weird when you stay up until 5 a.m. to see
history unfold, and the whole time you can't stop
thinking: how's Peter Bochan going to fit this into
his year-end special?

I can't freakin' wait.


From: "Ault, Jonathan" <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: other elvis/nixon songs
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 14:28:12 -0500

"I fought the law (and the law won)" -- Bobby Fuller Four

"Summertime Blues" -- Eddie Cochran

Jon Ault

From: "Miriam R. Weiss" <>
To: <>
Subject: More food songs
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 20:44:57 -0500

You're the Cream in my Coffee
Stone Soup--Tom Chapin
Hamburgers, Frankfurters, and Potato Chips
Coffee Blues--Mississippi John Hurt
Matzo Balls--Allan Sherman

And long before Ry Cooder recorded it,
"One Meatball" was a classic for Josh White.

Miriam Weiss

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 16:27:43 -0400
From: Heather Eatman <>
Subject: Hey, Peter!

Hey, Peter --

Heather Eatman here ... Long time, no speak! How's it going?

I've got some good stuff going on: I signed a new record deal a few
weeks ago with Eminent Records, an indie out of Nashville, and am
working on a new record with producer, Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo,
Sleater-Kinney, Freedy Johnston). The record is scheduled to come out in
April, 2001 ... I'm really excited about it!

Meanwhile, a friend of mine said he heard something that led him to
believe that I might be on a live WBAI compilation CD. I don't know if
there's any truth to this rumor, but. if so, I'd love to get a copy. So
let me know!

Hope you're well!
Take care,

From: "Jennie Frohman" <>
To: <>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 13:31:50 -0700

Hi, I must say that I was very impressed by your website on food songs.
I was looking for a particular song about bananas that I could not find,
but thought that I'd ask you just in case you could tell me where else to look or something.
The song that I want is sung in Italian and goes somewhat like this:

   "L'unica frutta della mond, e la banana, e la banana, l'unica frutta della mond e la banana dell'amor"

Anyways, if you know of it, or know of somewhere I might find it, please tell me.
I was in Italy this summer and am dying to let my friends listen to the song.



Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 07:28:49 -0700
From: "Caroline Sorgen" <>

Subject: shortcuts CD


I really want to buy your 3 CD collection for my boyfriend's birthday which is in November.
Can you let me know where I can order them? And is that the only CD collection you offer, or have you updated to 2000
(we listened to Shortcuts on WBAI New Years Eve, so I know you go further than 1997!)?

Thanks so much,


Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 22:32:03 EDT
Subject: All Mixed Up CD's

Can I order these CDs from the website, or are they available a record stores

Sharon Thomas

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:50:39 -0500
To: BP <>
From: Bob Weyersberg <>
Subject: tipsy

hi peter.
so, i noticed that the village voice considers you new yorks best and most
eclectic d.j.  congratulations! well earned.

i've got a band coming to nyc on oct. 23 - tipsy. have you heard of them?
they are on asphodel records. they are a modern retro-lounge type band.
influenced by all the old 50s-60s greats and way ahead of most of the
modern pretenders. if you're not familiar with tipsy i'd be happy to send
you a copy of their last album, which, by the way, was a huge success.

they're playing nyc for the c.m.j. convention. i would love for dave (the
mastermind of tipsy) to come on your show and preview some tracks from
their forthcoming album, due in early 2001. you could really get the jump
on things!

let me know if you are interested or if you would like a press kit, c.d.,
biography, etc.



From: SIEGEL Hugh <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: south america
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 12:03:30 -0400

Hi, Peter,
Great show today, 9/29.  When South America calls, I always answer, too.
That was a well-deserved mention in the Voice.  I saw it over the weekend.
But, what happened to Delphine?  I wasn't able to listen for a couple of
weeks, and now she's off the air.  Is it permanent?
Well, it's great to have you on more than once a week, but I'd be interested
to know what happened to her.  Thanks.


Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 18:12:48 EDT
Subject: your website

your website was very rude and you are very inconsiderate of a well hard worker NIXON.
he is a great person and so is elvis you do not need to mock them.

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 12:05:53 EDT
To: <>

Dear Peter: I enjoy you program very much, especially the live music programs (like today with Church of Betty).
I have a question for you.  On the show of a few weeks ago when you played several songs from the Sopranos and other mob shows/films,
could you please identify which song was played on the final episode of this season which contains the refrain "Waiting on a call from you".
I would like to purchase the CD.  Thanks for you help and for a great show!
Best regards,
Ed Brown, Hoboken, NJ

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 12:52:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stathis Leondopulos <>
Subject: Playlist

Hi Peter,

What were those songs you were playing in sequence right after the
interview with One Ring Zero on September 18 at 11:00 AM?
It sounded great.



Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 10:43:51 -0400
From: Cornel Mejia <>

Subject: Twenty-Five CD

Hello and How are you?
I am writing to ask how I can get the CD that you have for a selection
of your productions from the 1972-1997 radio work.

I was first aware of Shortcuts here in CT from the WPKN broadcasts they
carried and until recently, was not online or hip to the fact you came
from WBAI. Your editing is intricate and incisive and in the best
creative sense, an outlet to telling the Truth when slant and spin
muddy-up and hide us in ten thousand ways. Complex yet clarifying
thank you very much…

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 01:32:48 EDT
Subject: Link to BAI no-workie...

FYI--- I was just visiting your page
(thanks very much for that)
Clicked on WBAI link...said no such page......Just a glitch?
Alas I only rarely hear your AMU "live" in town.......being a Queen City
resident these days down here on the banks of the O-Hio.......................

WISH you were on LINE............
Oh Well ...maybe someday sooooon

Jacques Hearty 

Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:36:38 -0400
From: "Kathleen A. Bates" <>
Subject: songs about food

I've got two great songs to add to your list:

Oreo Cookie Blues - Lonnie Mack (from Strike like Lightnin'); and

Hungry Woman Blues by Gaye Adegbalola
(Saffire The Uppity Blues Women/CD: Cleaning House)

Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 18:57:48 EDT
Subject: malcolm holcombe

hi peter - glad to see you play malcolm - hope you have been able to hear him
in person - if you have a contact please let me know...last saw him November
at the Floribama...have you heard Harley Allen or the new British rerelease
of Larry Jon wishes from Canada - Cris

From: "Elisabeth" <>
To: <>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:58:15 -0500

SO,  there REALLY is a song called "Frankfurter Sandwiches"!
(by Joanne and the Streamliners) in the world would a
person find the words and music to this,  or any other song on
your website......I think this site is really cool.  Please reply.
I'd like to use this song in a play.

From: "Mikhail Spirov" <>
To: <>
Subject: Black Velvet/Elvis
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:59:23 +0400

Dear Mr.Bochan,

I am not a big (I mean, really BIG) Elvis fan and don't happen to know all
the trivia involved - you know, cultural and geographic differences:-) I
wonder if you could kindly explain, in few words, what the story is behind
Alannah Myles's Black Velvet, in relation to Elvis. (Please feel free to
ignore the question, of course.)

In way of compliment - very nice collection of pictures on the site, really
enjoyable to see (I am a graphic designer, love that stuff!)

Thank you very much,

Mikhail SPIROV
Moscow, Russia

From: "Pillay, Kuben (DUR)" <>
To: 'Peter Bochan' <>
Subject:  Dear "lifesaver" Pete
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 14:19:27 +0200

Hi Peter,

It's me again, your mate from sunny Durban, South Africa. Hope you are well,
by the way my friend was most impressed with your speedy reply and music

I need again your expertise for a song title/artist that I am looking for:

here are a few lines line from them.

1) "we are mirros in the sun and we brightly shine and we are singing
and dancing in perfect  time.... (female artist)approx 70-80's

2) "walking in a cross fire, standing on a live wire (male artist)from

thanks again for your invaluable assistance,

Thompsons Tours

Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 17:13:11 -0700
From: Jaymie Goldstone <>
To: <>

Dear Peter/Folks-at-All-Mixed-Up:

Hi! I am such a big fan of yours and have been for a lot of years.
I appreciate your show colossally and all the work that goes into it.
I think I last called you after the Tom Waits concert in NYC
to tell you I met Lou Reed there...

Anyway, I have an urgent question for you. I am getting married in December in NYC
and we are looking desperately for a ZYDECO band to play. Do you know
of any that are locally-based or sort of local? They don't have to be a
'wedding band' in fact I'd prefer if they weren't, and they don't have to
play any standards whatsoever. Just grindy, happy Zydeco.

We would also be open to a band that was very funky/groovy/dancy
if you know any that fit that bill.
Zydeco is our first choice but we will also consider any funky lineup...


Jaymie + Jiro

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 15:28:39 -0700
From: rod shipley <>
Subject: songs about food

I didn't see it on your website, but do you recall a song that has lyrics like:

You say potatoes and I say potatoes,   american accent, english accent
You say tomatoes and I say tomatoes,         "          "           "
tomatoes, tomatoes,
potatoes, potatoes,
let's call the whole thing off!

I'd wanted to find the whole lyrics.


Frederick R. Shipley
Medical Microbiology
Division of Investigative Sciences
Imperial College School of Medicine
at St Mary's
Norfolk Place
London W2 1PG
United Kingdom

Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 22:18:00 -0700
From: sbreese <>
Subject: Songs about food

I love your web site.  My sister and I were thinking of songs about food
for a cd I was making for a dinner party (fondue, no less!).  Well, you
really outdid us.   i did think of a few you didn't have.  The most
revolting was "Timothy" by the Buoys.  In case you don't remember it
Timothy was the food.  Great web site!

Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 17:03:20 -0400
From: James Ferguson <>
Subject: potato head blues
To: "Bochan, Peter" <>

Dear Mr. Bochan...
I want to thank you once again for your outstanding show.
I moved to New York from Chicago twelve years ago
with very high expectations for New York radio.  Considering all the
fantastic music that has come out of here, I had visions of a
transcendent experience along the lines of the girl whose "life was
saved by rock'n'roll" in the Velvet Underground song.  Needless to say,
I was sorely disappointed by the limited playlists of all the major
stations.  But four years ago I discovered WBAI, and I must say you and
Delphine Blue have restored my faith in New York Radio.

Thanks again,
James Ferguson

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 20:59:13 -0700
From: Jon Rubin <>
Subject: Bochan-ian Genius


THANK YOU for the excellent Rubinoos spins ...
You rock, more chatter soon, REALLY great website, wow..
thanks for the playlist tip, you have great taste, wow,
Matthau & Elvis dialogue, tres excellent...

All Best,

Elliot Kendall

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 13:09:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: LoRi Gibbons <>

   Hi There!
     I was just searching the web on Yahoo! to try
and find where I might get a hold of the rare Scott
Weiland song, LAZY DIVEY, and your play-list site came
up in the results. I am a HUGE STP/Weiland fan. I've
met MR. Weiland and Dean DeLeo on April 10, 2000 here
in Boston. I've been searching for this song for a
couple of years now and I was wondering if you could
end my 2 and 1/2 years of frustrations by sending me a
copy of LAZY DIVEY?? It would mean the WORLD to me if
you could! Please email me back whether or not you
can do this for me. Thank u very very much!

-Lori Gibbons

Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 11:57:05 -0700
From: Dan Dugan <>
Subject: archives

Dear Peter,

Saw the article about you in Medialine, and visited your web site.

I have a huge archive resulting from an obsessive hobby of recording
from TV news soundtracks over the period from 1968 through 1984. My
general theme was political and social change, the war, women's
movement, etc.. Have almost all of Nixon's broadcast speeches.

If there's anything you're looking for maybe I can find it,
especially if you know the date.


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 11:53:33 EDT
Subject: Fab Indie Show

Hey Peter -- loved, loved the indie show.  So great to hear my fav  NYC
indie, Stuffy Shmitt, playing live!  Wish your show was longer and on more
days a week!  Would love to hear more Stuffy live and more excellent music.
Very cool.


Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 08:45:05 -0400
From: Gene <>
Subject: Links


Thanks a lot for playing Barebones on your July 3rd show.  We were thrilled.
If you are interested in linking, we have a very modest sight at  It's just information for purchasing the CD,
but we plan to expand it shortly.  By the way your website is very cool.
Anyway, my wife and I had a rare opportunity to sleep late on Monday,
and we set the alarm to All Mixed Up.  We were kind of still half asleep
when the show started, but when I finally opened my eyes, I noticed my
wife who is a voracious sleeper and a tough audience still had her eyes
closed, but she had a big smile on her face.  I'm not sure if it was the
intro or Surf Trek, but you got her off on the right foot.


Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 12:28:41 -0700
From: Barbara Clarke <>

Subject: June 26th Program w/Andrew Vladeck

Really enjoyed today's program with Andrew Vladeck.
I have been a fan of his for a long time
and try to catch as many of his live performances as possible.


Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 16:46:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: Katia Roberto <>
Subject: another song about food....

"Slurf Song" by Michael Hurley, the Unholy Modal Rounders, and Jeffrey
Fredericks & the Clamtones.

(Yes, all of them on one song.)


Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:59:26 -0500
To: BP <>
From: (Bob Weyersberg)
Subject: phil crumar

nice show, peter!
i heard you play the phil crumar song - thanks!

Date: 17 Jun 00 12:40:30 CDT
Subject: Elvis Songs

I enjoyed your Elvis and Nixon lists. I also have an Elvis song list (at It includes Elvis songs
by various punk groups--ranging from well-knowns such as X & Gun Club,
somewhat-knowns such as Killdozer & Pink Lincolns to minor acts such as Hot
Glue Gun & Hate Brothers.

Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 07:42:45 EDT
Subject: Nice Ink/Congrats

... nice ink on ya there in MediaLine June, Peter.

Angie & Bill

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 10:28:37 -0400
From: Gene <>
Subject: Our CD


Love your show.  I want to send you our new CD.  We play the blues.  I
think it might be something you would dig.  The group is called
Barebones.  The CD is 35 Orange.  Do you listen to unsolicited stuff?
Where should we send it if you do?

Also can you suggest the best record store in NYC for independent blues stuff.



Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:59:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: jay morrissey <>
Subject: uncommonly sincere

Dear Peter,
    I'll try to keep this brief. I'm sure you get tons of email!!!
    I am a long-term listener/fan of you BAI's been like a trusted friend
getting me through the years of tough times. I did a 3 year stint (sentence?!)
as a delivery driver in North Jersey, and
I looked forward to your shows on Monday mornings --
My delivery van was my home and sanctuary. I was so into radio that I used to
leave a portable tape player on when I left the van so
as not to miss anything. I can't say enough about the
quality and depth of your program over the years. I
recently uncovered some old cassette mixes that I did
years ago,and I was really impressed with the impact
of mixing songs and words. It is definitely an
artform,and you raise it to it's highest level.
    I just wanted to first THANK YOU for your
contributions to my own personal soundtrack over the years!
Rock on! ...please accept this
email as a heartfelt thank you to you. I wish you well
going forward at BAI and elsewhere.
For me, it really is about the heart .... you've got that and it
certainly comes through in your shows. Bottom line,I
think, is you have the love and fascination with the
music that I feel within myself. I definitely fell in
love with sound at an early age.... that's what I
hear and relate to in you.

     THANK YOU again

From: "Tim Lawless" <>
To: <>
Subject: Shortcut Through L.A.
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 08:32:14 -0400

Mr. Bochan,
    I've been searching for "A Shortcut Through L.A." for several years...since 1992, to be exact,
when it was reviewed in Dave Marsh's newsletter, "Rock and Rap Confidential".
I'm not certain if it was a separate CD commemorating the L.A. riots,
or a single track on the "Shortcut Through 1992" CD.
If it's a separate disc, and still available, I would love to buy it
Could you tell me how much it costs, and how I can pay for it?
    Thanks for your time, and I hope to hear from you!

Tim Lawless

From: "Peter Huizen" <>
To: <>
Subject: Another one about Elvis
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 20:16:34 +0200


I've got another Elvis one for you: King by Marillion.
Allthough his name is not mentioned in the song, it's definitely about the King.


From: "Erwin Pouli" <>
To: <>
Subject: Elvis-songs
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 15:48:48 +0200

How about:

Tupelo Honey; Van Morrison
Home on a monday; Little River Band

Erwin Pouli

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 11:28:19 -0700
Subject: Songs about food

Cold Budweiser and A Sweet Tater - Joe Diffy
Let's Eat Home - Dave Frishberg
Cole Slaw - Frank Culley
One Mint Julep - The Clovers
Catfish - Billy Boy Arnold with Tony McPhee
Onions - John Lee Hooker

Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 18:22:53 EDT
Subject: hi Peter!

I did find your website.  You're fun-- your bio is the best thing!

Anne Leighton, the publicist!!!

Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 12:20:20 -0700
From: Ray Price <>
Subject: Hi from Santa Cruz

Hi Peter,

We met in New Orleans at the community radio conference and you gave me a
cd of 'through the 20th century.'

I would like to run it on my Remarkable Radio spot...
I would like to run it on the 21 of this month, so
if you could get back to me really soon, I would appreciate it.
Also, any background material for a promo would be great.


Program Director for KUSP-FM in Santa Cruz

Visit us on the web @ and listen via RealPlayer

From: "Graham Anderson" <>
To: <>
Subject: Elvis songs
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 19:02:56 -0700

Check out:
Porcelain Monkey   on the latest Warren Zevon album 'Life'll Kill Ya'

' hip-shakin' shoutin' in gold lame
That's how he earned his regal sobriquet
Then he threw it all away
for a porcelain monkey'

I've no idea what it all means, but it's certainly about Elvis.

 Great site by the way.
Keep up the good work.


Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 11:20:04 +0900
Subject: First Mail
From: <>
To: <>

I am Tatsuhiko Watanabe from a Japanese
indie pop label Vaudeville Park Records. By
chance I found your site, enjoyed it, and am
mailing you. I am also doing my pop band
Penelopes, whose latest two albums were
released on the above label. In September
we will release a female duo Rhythm Fantasy's
debut mini album. This unit features Taiwanese-
Japanese New Yorker  Marilyn Lo on lead vocal.
Would it be possible to send you our works
for information?

Best regards
    Tatsuhiko Watanabe
    Vaudeville Park Records

To: Peter Bochan <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 10:21:22 -0400
Subject: Re: NFCB Awards:"Pacifica@50"


    I've been in the Phil Zone for the past week, so I haven't had a
chance to congratulate you on your award!

    Please let me know if you become aware of other special
membership drive programming on the station.

     Alan Deutsch
     New York Radio Guide

From: SIEGEL Hugh <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: spanish 101
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:00:05 -0400

hey, peter.  i love your show.  have been listening for a decade.  don't
take this the wrong way, but your spanish está bastante flojo.

here's a couple of pronunciation notes:

abraham ferrer (fay rare)
compay segundo (comb pie)
llorona (your owna)

also, i liked that version of "inchworm" you played this morning.  have you
ever heard sheila jordan's recording of that song?  it's great.  i can't
remember the name of the album it's on, but if i do, i'll send it to you.

thanks for all the great monday mornings.
(you're usually the only good thing about them.)


From: "Pillay, Kuben (DUR)" <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: CAN YOU HELP !!!
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 14:49:12 +0200

I am looking for the full name of a song ...

The chorus line went something like this..."Hey Manhattan here I am..."

Pop Song from 1988-89 approx

I think it might have been the Blowmonkeys

What do you think it is


Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 10:20:05 -0500
From: Stephen Moses <>
Subject: re:STUFFY

Hi Peter,
here's how I woke up yesterday....the phone rings and it's STUFFY and he says,
"hey Moses, your trombone solo is gonna be on bai in about a minute"
we hang up , i turn on the radio (already set on bai as i am a regular
listener) and there it is ...nothing is real!  than it happens....the
bone solo is gone! (NOTHING is real) so i'm thinkin....what the fuck!
but than came your explanation about the c d players etc....
Thanks for playing sounded great on the radio.


Stephen (i'm also the drummer) Moses

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 20:44:22 EDT
Subject: allright pete.

I've been listening to your pro for a few yrs now,
Thanks a million.:{ :)

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 09:26:14 EDT
Subject: Fan Mail

Dear Peter:
    Great Web Site!  I listen and tape all of your shows. My employees get
extremely annoyed after the 28th time they are forced to listen to Egyptian
pop tunes but I'm the boss here and they have to get over it.
    There is one thing that annoys me.  You seem to use the words Track and
Tract interchangeably.  After the 200th time I hear you say "sound tract"
I feel like taking the subway down to the studio and screaming
"It's sound track, you Albanian Genius".
    Thanks, I feel better now.
    Fenwick Babbit 

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 13:16:09 -0400
From: Lisa Genet <>
Subject: today's (3 April) tunes

Hi Peter,
Love your show, your web site (easy to navigate, fun graphics). My
immediate question is in re today's show:
who did the cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love"? Please let me know
- that was one of the cuts you didn't name when that tastycake set was
Thanks - you're the best!
Lisa Genet

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 12:08:35 -0400
From: Greg Merritt <>
Subject: cover songs

Hi Peter,

My band Good Friend did a cover of Gloria that I thought you might like.

The MP3 is located here:

If you would rather have a CD let me know.



Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:25:35 EST
Subject: From Armando Plata spanish Voice talent

I just visited your site, it is fantastic!
I am wondering if you'll need some Spanish voice talent in future.
Could I submit my demo to you?
Meanwhile, please visit my page at:
I have muy own state of the art studio, ISDN and real audio available
Best Regards,
Armando Plata

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 11:03:41 -0400
From: Larry Jaffee <>
Subject: Live On BAI CD-R


Just received my Live On BAI premium CD, and of course it sounds great.
How do I find out the artists and song titles?
Also, I edit a trade magazine about recorded media called Medialine
(I'll send a copy to the station), and would like to write an article
about WBAI's use of CD-R technology.Does the station have its own
burner, or do you crank them out yourself?

...By the way, I appreciate all of the new bands you've turned me on to,
such as The Tiger Lillies and Martin's Folly.
Also, all of the stuff you've been saying recently living under
Guiliani's police state is right on...

Thanks, take care and keep up the great radio.

Larry Jaffee

Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 09:38:47 -0500
Subject: lazy boy, big lazy
From: "robin" <>


i am trying to find out info on this band and am having NO good luck...
is there a lable site? band site? group site? fan site? anything?
i would like to get the whole catalog of this band based on only hearing 2
parts of their songs!

if you can help me i would be very greatful...
thank you
robin gingerich

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 09:37:36 -0500
From: Neal Rodar <>

Subject: ordering

How do I order cassettes and compact discs? I  live in Vermont and do
not think they are available in any store i know of. Can I order them by
phone or over the net?

From: drogow@NBA.COM
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:14:48 -0500
Subject: trashy porno music

Dear Peter--

I'm the guy who spoke to you right after your show today about some peep show
cues for a low budget film...
Thanks for everything.  I'm one of your biggest fans (I'm a filmmaker, editor,
and former sound and music editor)

-- -- David Rogow

From: "christopher trunell" <>
Subject: quick question
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 15:14:03 EST

hey guys, hey Peter. i love what you do. On the monday morning that you
dedicated to the Amadou verdict (February 28?) you played a song with the
chorus "Nobody knows my trouble with god." It was right after the wailers. i
checked the playlist but am still not certain. You think you could e-mail
the name of the song, and where i can find it.? THANKS, and great job.
christopher trunell

Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 05:17:02 -0500 (EST)
From: dre~ <>
Subject: diallo

 greetings mr. bochan,

 my name is andre' mckenzie, and i am a student here at williams college
in ma. i am writing to request information as to how i would attain a
recording of a discussion that you facilitated around three days ago. a
friend of mine had informed me about the diallo case discussion, and i
would very much appreciate it if you would be so kind as to inform me on
how to go about getting a copy of that discussion. 

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 21:55:45 -0800 (PST)
From: Tess Dehoog <>
Subject: cool fat ladies

found yer site with the list of food songs.
now i'm doing a show at the local university station about cool fat ladies
for international women's day.
i'm running out of ideas.  can you make any suggestions?
your help is greatly appreciated!


Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 14:05:20 -0500
Subject: Songs about Elvis
From: Elizabeth E Banney <>

Your list is great but thre are a few questionable songs.
Al Anderson -"It came from the south" does not mention Elvis. However a
song on the same album (Pay Before You Pump) does. The song is
I do not have the Mott The Hopple album but I have been assured that "All
The Way From Memphis " does not refer to him.
Keep up the good work.
Howard B

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:27:03 -0500
From: DJ Pruitt <>
Subject: Song lyrics

What an enjoyable site!  I need some mother and father-in-law
are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary soon.  I'm putting
together a reception/dinner, renewal of vows ceremony, etc. for them.
In quizzing them about the day they got married, mom talked about how
poor they were...."like the song 'living on love and tater pie'....
would you have any idea what that song is and who came out with it,
probably around 1950?  Would appreciate anything you can think of...
Donna Jo (D. J.) Pruitt, MSN, RN, CS

From: "Craig Mazzola" <>
Subject: Radio Meat!
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:23:13 PST


I am a HUGE Meat Puppets fan, and there is a particular item in their
discography -Radio Meat!- that I have been on the lookout for, to no avail.
I know it was released as a promo cassette on London records, but I haven't
been able to track one down.  I was wondering if you offer it in some form.
I found your site via a search, and being from Massachusetts, I know hardly
anything about your show or how (or if) you offer copies of past shows.
Assuming you can provide copies of this particular show by the Meat Puppets,
I was wondering what format (cassette, CD) you can offer it in, and how much
you would charge.  A cassette copy would certainly be cool enough, but if
you could burn it to a CD-R, I could provide the CD-R to save on the cost.
This is all just speculation here, so I would greatly appreciate it if you
could get back to me and tell me how things work.  One last thing -maybe you
could tell me how long the show runs -whenever I saw the cassette, side 1
had the Meat Puppets spinning records, and side 2 had them playing live on
the air, and there were a lot of songs played.  Also, maybe a comment on
overall sound quality.  Thanks a lot for staying with me here, and I
genuinely appreciate your response.

--Craig Mazzola

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 15:24:33 -0800 (PST)
From: Eddie Kasica <>
To: Peter Bochan <>
Subject: Re: 25 Year CDs


Received the CDs today. Thanks very much.

And oh yes: you're a genius.


Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 12:08:26 EST
Subject: 2/21/00 show

Dear Peter:

I enjoyed your show yesterday, especially the Britney Spears cover by Travis.
 How could I get a hold of this fine audio specimen?

Thank you for your help.

Kris Mandapat

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 18:34:28 -0500
From: "Kathleen A. Bates" <>
Subject: food song

how about Beans and Cornbread? (F.Clark-F.Moore)
- definitive recording by Louis Jordan

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 22:58:25 EST
Subject: To:  Mr. Peter Bochan

My name is Justin.  I am a long time listener of your show and I have a
question that perhaps only you could answer.  A few years ago, I taped one of
your shows and put a song from that show on a mix I was making.  I just came
across it again while going through my old tapes.  The only problem is I have
no idea who does the song, nor do I know the exact name.  The song is in sort
of a reggae style.  And the chorus goes:
"Talking 'bout the big monkey man..
He's not lying, he's not lying (come on baby)
Talking 'bout the big monkey man"

If you could help me with the artist and title of the song it would be much
Thanks for your time,

Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 09:16:00 -0600 (CST)

I cut a record back in the 50's called the crawdad song
if you might like to add it to your list? moore

Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 12:44:30 -0500
From: mecca bodega <>

Subject: Mecca Bodega thanks

Peter - Just wanted to let you know we had some
people come to hear us play at 34th St on Tuesday
who heard us on your show Monday and they bought
CDs and cassettes.
Thanks for having us on - we had a good time
and it helped our music reach new listeners!

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 21:30:11 EST
Subject: thank you

for your programing .  i have been with you a long time.  please let me know
of any clubs that play what you play on the air.  i am 60's person and live
on long island. again thanks for your music and the web site is exciting.


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From: "avram moyal" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 21:47:29 +0100
Subject: elvis

Hello! i would like you to send me the words of Elvis song(don't step on my blue suede shoes)
Thank you Best wishes.

Le Courrier, l'email gratuit pas comme les autres

From: "W. B." <>
Subject: Tricia Tell Your Daddy
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 14:12:54 PST

"Tricia Tell Your Daddy" was written and sung by Andy Kim,
not  Jay & The Americans.

From: "Nadanne Hartwell" <>
To: <>
Subject: introduction...
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:39:45 -0800


My name is Nadanne Hartwell.  I am with Dancing Mice Productions and we also do music supervision.
I came across your website and found it very helpful...just wanted to say hello and commend you on your site.

Have a good day,

Nadanne Hartwell
Dancing Mice Productions

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 16:59:00 -0500
Subject: "Christine's Refrigerator" consultation
From: Don Rosler <>
To: <>

Dear Peter,

I hope you're not tired of hearing how good your work is---there is SO
little radio in NY that comes close to your show in talent and creativity.

I have an in-progress CD project I'd like you to hear.  Based on some of the
music you've played on the show, I think you'd enjoy it.

It's called "Christine's Refrigerator" and the artist is John Margolis...
So please let me know if I have the green light on sending you this CD.  If
so, should I send it to BAI or do you have another address?

Thanks so much for your time.

Don Rosler

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 23:49:50 -0800
From: Christian & Rebecca <>
Subject: There you are!

Hello Peter:

I was running an internet search to get info on Michael Apted's film 42 Up
and, oddly enough, your website popped up.  I remember listening to
Shortcuts on WPKN in Bridgeport on Sundays after Antique Bill's Rhythm and
Blues show in the early 1970's.  Just thought you'd enjoy hearing that over
25 years later, your name brought instant recognition.  It's been more than
20 years since I left Bridgeport, but I've recently been reunited with WPKN
via their web broadcast and I also loved seeing the old postcard of the
Majestic Theater on your website.

-Christian Ard

From: "Sanna Czuy" <>
To: <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 13:42:29 -0800

I am a programmer at WPKN in Bridgeport and was directed to your site by Harry Minot and Rod Richardson.
It is the most comprehensive listing  I could imagine on this song-topic.
I air once a month at PKN, and spent four months assembling a special about food songs.
I've found a FEW that aren't on your list, but mostly I wish I'd seen this BEFORE I did the programming!

    Thanks for contributing your creativity and resourcefulness to the 'net.
        Best regards,

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:48:31 EST
Subject: nixon songs

cool site - unique!!
Do you know of a song with the subtitle "or how I was Robert Mcnamara's into


Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 10:25:08 -0500
From: ken j brereton <>
Organization: Mobil Corporation
Subject: help

I was in NY last week and had the privilege of hearing your show, please
tell me if your on the air in washington DC. Or do I have to move back
to NY.


Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 20:21:38 -0500 (EST)
From: Diane Andronica <>
To: Peter Bochan <>
Subject: Re: short cuts - 1999

Hi Peter,
 And it was fabulous!
 ...This years production surpasses all else (and that's hard to
I liked the comparison of Chicago to Seattle; the Pacifica ID's and
 Some of the musical segs in the first half were cool, too - but
what happened to our music?
Where was the Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the whole "new " thing that was going on?
 Oh, don't mind me.  I always have to find something to criticize.
Got one call from a KPFK listener who just moved to Boston.  She was glad to find us.
Another regular listener who's familiar with your work from previous
years, called to tell me how delightede she was with thisx year's episode.
I have to agree.
 I thank you for your creative and technicazl abilities and how you
put them to use.
Carry on well in the new Millennium.
Your fan and collegue,
Chuck U.

Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 20:36:56 EST
Subject: uh-oh

When you take the car to be fixed and you have to reset all the radio
stations on the discover wonderful things........
Stumbling upon your program I'd like to be considered a brand new instant die hard fan!

I also laughed outloud when I found on the site your obsession for food songs.
I must have hundreds of hours of food songs that I and a friend researched.

Thank you for painting with sound so beautifully.

Question: who was the vocalist singing "painted from memory" and what was the
tune right before it? Tom waits maybe?

your newest fanatic,
(dont worry : ) )
Lynn stein

Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 13:14:07 -0500
From: "Roger L. Gilde" <>
Subject: Mail Us

To: "" <>

Great website!
Any plans to broadcast on the net?
Roger Gilde
Lake Worth, Florida
(Formerly of W. 66th St)

Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 22:43:59 EST
Subject: Re: 'cuts kudos
 "A Shortcut through the 20th Century"

in a way, the two styles are pretty close, and yet, on closer inspection
(listening to the "20th Century" twice), the production on the last hour is
subtly different. It is more concise (it would seem to HAVE to be!), with
more of a flow. I like the old style, but those shows didn't have the sense
of importance that I felt from the last one. I was truly, honestly moved. The
music beds were just right, as well as the songs from the early part of the
Century. Not to brag, but I'm an American History major, and also have an ear
for voices. I even know who the announcer is, although his last name escapes
me (Bill ??, from WNEW-AM). I also thought your mix of regular voices really
provided perspective. Was one of the voices your mom, talking about going to
the dance?

In a nutshell, I thought your production was a feast for my ears, as well as
my mind.
And I'm not just blowin' smoke...

hope this gave you a p.o.v., however, in my case, it's like preaching to the

Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 11:12:51 -0500
Subject: shortcuts

Dear Mr. Bochan:

How can I purchase the shortcut CDs?  I would really like to get a
recording of the programs you did last week.

Thank you.

Rebecca Brimacombe

Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 12:48:42 -0500
From: "Page Carr" <>
To: <>
Subject: go eat worms song

Dear Mixed Up,
I went to your site looking for the complete words to the following song. (I don't know what the tune it's sung to is called.)

No one likes me
Everybody hates me
I'm going to go eat worms

Big ones, little ones
Fat ones, jiucy ones
Gosh how they wiggle and squirm

Bite their heads off
Suck their juices
Throw the skins away

No one knows how man can live on
Worms three times a day!

...would be grateful for any help, comments, whatever.
your site is awesome.
Page Carr

Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 18:50:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Sarah Greenberg <>
Subject: shortcut tapes

I love your show and would be very interested in purchasing some cds or
tapes.  What is available and where can I get it?

Sarah Stein Greenberg

From: "James McCauley" <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 14:04:10 -0500

I enjoy your show and particularly liked A Shortcut Through the 20th Century, at least the parts I heard.
It was difficult to listen to the entire show during holiday time because of other pressures.

I was glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Paris.  I was there for the first time this year also and had a marvelous time.

Keep up the good work.

From: Tom Smith <TSmith@FIFTHAVE.ORG>
To: "''" <>
Subject: didn't get to hear the full versions of the first two nights.
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 11:02:26 -0500


I didn't get to tune in last Monday or Tuesday nights to hear your short cut
through the 20th century from the 1890s through the 60s.  Is there a way you
could send me some tapes, if I send you the blanks or the money for them?


Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 02:03:28 -0500
From: Don Davis <>
Subject: Am I an ingrate?

So, Peter, Congratulations!

Giant work, my man.  I listened all week to 'BAI from 9p on to catch
your work.  Wonderful!  And I know you were under the gun with scant
resources for those early years.  AND with, I assume, an added pressure
from Democracy Now! for a version of your show to air before you could
air it or, at least, air it in sequence with the first ten hours.  That
would have given you another 10 hours or so to work on that summary
episode...  Anyway, I heard it all, and thank you once more.

There's just one little thing...

Will there be a Shortcut Through 1999?

I know 'BAI and Pacifica are looking for premium versions of at least
your eleventh hour for next month.  Since you like to tweak these
things, I assume you will be working on that, at least, for them.

In all your spare time, however, (!), I was wondering whether you might
be working on a 1999 or perhaps already had one in your back pocket.

If so, or if you ever think to fashion one, please let me know.  I am,
as ever, always in the market for your shortcuts and would like to add
such an one to my ninties collection.

Keep pluggin' and, Thanks.

Don Davis

Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 18:06:10 -0500
From: Virginia Maravillas <>
Subject: Happy New Year!

Your show is one of the best programs I have heard in the media.
Your creative approach to programming is unparalleled.

Steve Perkins

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 12:19:01 -0500
From: Rosaline Kim <>
Subject: hello.

when's your play list going to be up from december 27th?  i thought you
said by monday night.  what's up with that misrepresentation???  (just
kidding with the harassing tone.)

 But seriously, you played one song that i really liked--i think it's
called "the senator's daughter", and i was wondering who the artist is
so i can run out and purchase all of their albums and study the words
and lyrics until i can lip sync flawlessly to all of their songs.  it
would make my drive time so much more enjoyable.  please update your
site, or let me know.

thanks so much and i love the music you play.  it's a rare find.


From: Shelby Asch <>
Subject: Ordering CDs

Hi Peter,

A long time listener who moved to San Diego a few years ago, I still
miss your show.  I have 2 questions.

   1) How do I go about ordering some of your Shortcuts on CD, and

    2) Do you know if there is a way I can record your show from the

Glad to see you're still on the air.

Shelby Asch

Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 16:52:22 -0500 (EST)
To: Peter Bochan <>
Subject: Century short cuts.

11 hours of amazing edits.  Congradulations.  It's been great.  I heard
Monday night while in N.Y.
with some friends in midtown.  They too were duley impressed.  \
(Who wouldn't be).

In touch soon.
 - Chuck Rosina

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 01:03:08 EST
Subject: 'cuts kudos

first, let me reiterate: the first installmentwas "aces". I've been a
listener/fan of your show for longer than I can remember. am looking forward
to the next 9 hours.

oh yeah, we sorta know each other. I'm Frank O'Toole, and have been on the
air, at WFMU, for over 20 years. I don't expect that you'd remember, but we
played softball against each other, a number of times, in the early 80's. I
last spoke with you, by phone, on the 30th anniversary of JFK's death. You
played "Warmth of the Sun", and I was amazed that you were aware of the
song's connection to the event.

regardless, I love your work.

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 19:59:31 EST
Subject: WPKN request for Short Cut this year!!!

Dear Peter,

My name is Elaine, and we have been in touch a few times over the past number
of years, but usually over the phone...  Me and Scott Harris used to call and
pester you for a copy of the year end "Short Cut" and we have stirred up alot
of enthusiasm and expectation again  this year...

So, the point is, all of us would be really excited to know if you will be
able to make arrangements with us (me?) to air the program on our air waves
over the New Year.  I know you are probably very busy working on it,
polishing it to the beautiful and lustrous thing it is meant to be, but if
you could email back to me and let me know what I can do to make this happen
for all the loyal short cuts fans, I would appreciate it soooo much...

Thanks, Peter,

all my best,

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 16:17:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Lauren Goodrich <>
Subject: Paris Music Stores

Dear Peter
 I love your show!
 I really loved your Parissian stuff, and tidbits of
info. Could you put up a list of the music stores you
found in Paris? My cousin lives there, and I'm a
bellydancer, and am always trying to track down
interesting fusion mixes and modern North African
 It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
show and insights!       -Lauren

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 05:29:52 EST
Subject: Shortcuts

Hey Peter,

I was wondering if you were planning to send a copy of Shortcuts to WPKN this
year.  If so, to whom will it arrive and when?  I was hoping to play it on my
weekly program on Thursday 30th December around 3 PM or so depending upon how
long it is.  If you don't have this squared away yet, you can use me as the
contact if you wish.

Ruth Eddy

Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 15:26:22 EST
Subject: 12/6/99 show

Hi Peter:

Another great show.  If I am interested in getting the piece by Brian Keane,
City of Dreams,
what section would I look under when I go to the record store.  I've
never heard of Brian Keane so I don't what category of music he fits into,
can you help me?

I know a lot of time and energy goes into each of your shows and I would like
to thank you again for your hard work.

So long 

To: "''"
Subject: BOY'S DON'T CRY
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 12:55:14 -0500

Hey Peter;

 Great show today!  I just wanted to check and see if you got the
soundtrack to "Boy's Don't Cry".  I sent it last week and there's some cool
stuff on there, I think you'll dig it!


Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 21:39:08 -0800
From: Wendy Chrinko <>
Subject: 25 years of shortcuts

Hello Peter; We are long-time fans of yours. 6 years ago we moved to
British Columbia and really miss your shows, especially "Short Cuts." It
would truly thrill my husband if I could purchase the "25 years of Short
Cuts" set you mention on your website. Can I please arrange a purchase of
one of these sets?
...We wish you a wonderful holiday.
Thanks in advance. - Wendy Chrinko

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 00:12:54 EST
Subject: Hey, Peter Bochan...

...are you Cap'n Brian's brother?!
I found your page while surfing for John Trudell links.
You play many of my favorite artists, and many who are new to
me!  And I thought *I* had eclectic taste.
My husband Robert and I will eventually be Brian's neighbors down at Pejuan
Shores.  Hope to see you there... meanwhile, I'll tune in!

Best,  Amy G.

From: "Raymond Helfrich" <>
To: "Peter Bochan" <>
Subject: Welcome Home!
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 11:53:43 -0500

Hi Peter,


Another good show, today!
You sure found some fun stuff in Paree.

Stay well.


Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 02:31:26 -0600
From: Hutch*is*on <>
To: Peter Bochan <>
Subject: Joe Gallant's "Illuminati" for AMU

Dear Peter,

I'm sorry I haven't got your phone number, cos I heard some sound that's
sensational, and which you ought to get on the 11-noon hour on AMU.
Tuesday night I heard Joe Gallant's Illuminati play at the Wetlands.
I wish you could've been there.
This is the most exciting new sound I've heard in such a long time ~ years!

....Peter I hope you'll consider having Joe and his group up to play a whole
hour as soon as you can (like next Monday!).  They're that good.  The
sound's like a sort of jazz blues fusion.  The music is deeply sexual,
really hot.  I think Gallant's put together a real major achievement.  I
hope you'll have Illuminati up to play live for an hour.  I think this
spaceship's gonna take off in a big way.  He's also got this fantastic
singer who's name I think is Theresea Wilson, and her voice and the
group are perfecto supreme.

Give me a call and lemme talk to you about it?  It's a big group, 17
players, but I know you could easily put it together; plus Joe's got
some techie assistants of his own.  Best sound I've heard in ages,
Peter.  Now you got to do your magic and get it out to the northeast!  I
hope you do, you should...
And a question::::::::::
Is it correct to say that the proper title this new year's eve is,
"A Shortcut through the 20th Century" by Peter Bochan....
   I want to know how to properly say it.
Love & kisses, cuddles hugs, psilocybin and all the good stuff,

From: "Richard Bernstein" <>
To: <>
Subject: what's the royalty situation with sampling?
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:02:15 -0500

Peter (he's the leader), how's it going?. .
I am an avid listener to your show and have been for a few years.
You made a comment on the radio this past week-  something about "if I'm still here" (after New Years). What's up?
They are not getting rid of you too, I hope. Thanks for the turning me on the Fountains of Wayne, and all the other new stuff.
How about getting NRBQ up on the show? They must be out promoting their great new album.

I write software and am putting together a shareware CD with Macromedia Director to introduce my product. Director allows you to mix audio and visuals to make a really nice package. BTW, I am using their 30 day trial version I want to mix in some audio that I want to sample. Do I have to ask the artists if I can use their music? I will probably be making around 3000 CDs.
How do you handle the "mixing up" of audio sources?

From: "Carla & Greg Filippelli" <>
To: "Peter Bochan" <>
Subject: 1968 Democratic Convention
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:16:55 -0500

Dear Mr. Bochan,
We are two students participating in History Day, and have chosen the 1968 Democratic National Convention as our topic.  At this point we are gathering information, and we would appreciate any information or opinion which you may have to help us with our study.
Most importantly, we would like to know what, in your opinion, was the greatest impact that the strife during the 1968 Democratic Convention had upon America, its politics and people.  This would be greatly helpful and appreciated!
We would also like to use you as a reliable source on our bibliography.  Also if you know of any first hand accounts, or reliable primary resources (interviews?) if you could point us in the direction of those as well, we would be very grateful.

Miles Fillipelli
Katie Baunack

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:06:35 -0500
From: Joe Who <>
Organization: Who's Music
Subject: new music

 I've loved your show for a long tome and would now love to contribute
to it.  I just released an independant CD and will be happy to send you
a copy to peruse. The music ranges from raw blues to some pretty
ethereal rock.
 Please advise (are you interested?  where to send etc...)
 I'll listen either way.

 Joe Who

From: "slideguy" <>
To: <>
Subject: hello
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 23:08:03 -0500

Loved the show yesterday, Monday the 8th.
I caught a little bit of the  Lazy-boy stuff  that was amazing.!
 I missed my exit on the LIE because I was too busy listening to them!!!!
I'm sure I met those guys rehearsing in Greenpoint Bklyn at studio G. What are the band members names?

a]  can't find their website...want to buy their new cd []
b] is it possible to get a copy of that part the show
c] what equipment was the guitarist using. He was getting the best reverb tremolo twang sound I've heard in a long time!

We spoke a while back and My cd will finally be ready in about a month would love to send you a copy..
Produced by Jim Santo [George usher/Jennifer convertible/the sharp things] and myself [Delta 88/Lenny Kaye connection{keyboards}
 It's rock & roll........ what can I say...I respect your taste in might like some of it...

Harley Fine "wild life"
Rough Mix records
"music for all occasions"

Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 23:36:38 EST
Subject: Re: Food Music

Dear Peter,
            Yes, I'm the CBS guy.  I'm still working the crazy early shift,
now for The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel.  I was supposed to direct a
half-hour with Mariah Carey on our debut show, but as you may have heard, NBC
scooped us (well, actually, we didn't get our permit approved in time.)

  Heard your show with Peter Bergman...I really love the Firesign (NOT Fireside!!) Theater.

    Well, keep up the good work, and thanks so much for responding to my

Regards,  Dave B

Subject: Popular Music from 1900 to 1999/Moog Symphony
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 14:02:18 -0500

 My name is Curtis Hayes and I make every attempt to catch your show
every Monday. I would like to get a cassette of the Popular Music 1900-1999
show. If you can return this email with instructions I will be one step
closer to accquiring said cassette...

On November 1st, you played Moog Symphony from the soundtrack of The Limey.
Who is the performer of that song and do they have an album, or is it part
of a compilation of similar music?

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:57:05 -0600
From: Utah Carol <>
Subject: Utah Carol

Peter, Peter, Peter,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for playing our music on your show! We
were just doing a little web surfing, and scrolled through hundreds of
Utah Carol items, and lo and behold, your show came up. We are
pleasantly surprised by seeing our name not once, but twice on your

Is there anyway that we can get a copy of your broadcasts of our tunes?
We would love to include your name in our press releases and on our
website. Did you review our album at any time? This is so great. How did
you get a copy of our CD? I can't find your name on my mailing lists...

This has made our evening for sure.

Sincerely gleeful,
JinJa Davis
Utah Carol
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 12:13:02 EDT
Subject: Mixed Up but Fuzzy

Hi Peter,  I am at last able to receive your signal here in Cincy, OH, but it
sounds like John Peel on Shortwave!.......You pop in and out.  The sound is
"cottonmouthy" "wobly"...."eratic"....and sometimes you get doubled up with
your voice repeating...etc,  maybe it's my Connection--via REALPLAY??,  But
at least it's a TASTE of how life used to be.
Thanks..............Now if only I could get VIN on Sunday eves......

From: Melisa Spamer <mspamer@MTA.COM>
To: "''" <>
Subject: peter bochan
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 15:16:54 -0700

Where can i buy the song "God Give Me Strength" as performed by Kristin
Vigard?  According to your web page play list, you played it on your
show June 30th 1998.  I have been trying to track her recording of it
for over a year, or anything else she has done besides the "Grace Of My
Heart" soundtrack.

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 00:18:34 EDT
Subject: Missing A M U!

Hi Peter,  I am now away from the City, thus my Monday Mornings are
Is there any chance that WBAI...and or All Mixed Up will ever be available
thru REAL PLAYER / V-Tuner......or any other web-based medium, so we the
banished (in CinCinnati) can hear you on a regular basis, without begging
City Friends to tape your show weekly..... ?
David L

To: <>
Subject: Hi
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 14:44:36 -0400

Hi Peter,

I really love your web site (still). This is not my first visit,  I visit it
a lot just for the fun of it. You played the Farm Dogs back
in April (This Face off of Immigrant Sons - thanks again).

I was wondering if you could give them another spin sometime in the near
future. I know you stay pretty booked.

I think "America on Trial" is a pretty cool song. It has the line "here at
the end of the century, it's America on trial"...

Anyway, maybe you can dig the cd out again and consider playing a song from it.

Thanks. Take Care. Keep up your great site.


Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 12:07:39 -0700
From: Leslie Harlib <>
Subject: Food songs

Hi! Great site! I'm a collector of food songs and I know quite a few
titles that aren't on your list, but don't know who recorded them. I do
a lot of food performances and have one coming up, so I found your site
as I was researching online.

Also, I'm wondering if you know any place I can go online to get lyrics
for any (or all, for that matter) of the tunes you mention in your list.

Keep up the great work.
Leslie Harlib
Food reporter
Marin Independent Journal newspaper

Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 22:04:46 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Mr. Bochan,

I really enjoyed your "Big Beautiful Music" show.  It's good to know there's
a place on the airwaves for someone with good taste in music, and an
admiration for curves.

A Long Time Listener and Fan,
       - "PlusSighs Girl" 

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 09:13:44 -0400
From: Amy Cheetham <>
Subject: Question

Hi!  I was searching the internet for stuff on the Rankins and found your
page.  The Rankins were guests on your show?  Is it possible to get a tape
of that show?  I'm a fan and would like to listen to it (I live in MI and
have never had the opportunity to hear your show at all)



Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 18:09:36 -0400
From: Phil Leggiere <>
Subject: 25th Anniversary cassettes

I'm really interested in ordering cassettes of the 25th anniversary
shortcuts. Please let me know how to order.
                     Phil Leggiere
From: "crystal ann lea" <>
To: <>
Subject: Wow, yer so coooool.
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 10:29:03 -0700

Wow!  Peter, I just checked out your playlists and WOWIE-ZOWIE-KaPOWIE you play a lot of reallllllly cool stuff!

I am Crystal Ann Lea and I do Non-Com AAA promotion...
and I want to include you on my mailing list and make sure you are getting things from the folks I work with...

I am also the Americana Director at KCSN here in LA so can appreciate the more Americana side of AAA that you cover
as well as the groovy Corner Shop and Moby type stuff that is my favorite music to listen to on my own time...
I'm thrilled that Matthew hipped me to you and "All Mixed Up".
I can't wait to talk to you about some of the ultra-cool guests you've had in the studio!

Crystal Ann

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:33:43 EDT
Subject: Like your show

I think your show is great !!!

Jackie Boutsikaris

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 01:11:32 -0400
Subject: Loved your show today (30aug99)

Hello there.  I've listened off & on for a few years and love your taste in
music.  I caught your mix today from about 11:00 until 11:40 or so (while
driving to work) and I was hoping to see a playlist for it on the web.  Oh
well.  In particular, I wonder if you could tell me what you played around
11:30 or 11:35 or so... it was muzak back around 1970 or perhaps even
earlier.... an organ playing the melody.... what else can I tell you?  I
think the song after it was a guy with a French accent saying "s'wonderful". after I got to work, I had to pull out my only B-52s CD and play
Follow your Bliss all day long.  Wow. :)

You know, I find that whatever music I hear in the morning can really make
or break my day.  Thanks for making mine today.

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 18:18:56 EDT
Subject: August 30th program

Hi Peter:

I don't if it is possible, however, when I was listening to the program on
August 30th, as you know it was a collection of music from the 1900s and up,
well I would like to know the name of one of those songs.  It seemed to be an
instrumental with the featured instrument seeming to be an organ.  The song,
I think, was the second song after the Twin Peaks theme-unfortunately, I
can't think of any other information to give you to help you tell me the
name.  If it's at all possible for you to figure out the song without going
through a lot of trouble, I would really appreciate it.

By the way and as usual that was a fantastic program-I heard so many songs
and could have heard some more, but loved it nevertheless.  Just to hear
Puttin' On the Ritz was enough for me.  Keep up the great work.

A faithful listener.

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 12:49:56 -0400
From: "Catherine Alley" <>
Subject: oh my god!

I had the most amazing radio experience this morning!
Since I lost the FM in my car radio some time ago, I haven't listened to BAI for awhile. Well this morning I had someone else's car so I was able to tune in and, wow! That was a true work of art. I laughed, I grooved, and I was dancing in my seat! Were you able to play that without getting up and shaking it?, cause if I weren't driving, I wouldv'e been up on my feet. Seriously, it's obvious that alot of work went into that and you should be commended. Some of the segs were incredible, and some were so timely ( Fly Like an Eagle kicking in as I glide down the exit ramp onto Rt. 10, to be followed soon after by the Reverend Al). Started my day in a beautiful way. There is hope for radio!

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 12:22:19 EDT
Subject: melon balls and blue balls


I've just listened to your show (20th Century Master Blend) the way most
people probably listen to it, after already being at work for a couple of
hours, much more awake than I normally am when tuning in.  But, I don't think
that's why I enjoyed it so much.

I think it's because you are in-f**king-credible.

It's as if you've made melon balls from only the juiciest centers of hundreds
of melons.  Angelo Badalamenti, Al Jarreau, PM Dawn, Echo, Follow Your Bliss
(one of my faves), the best recording of Satin Doll ever, and I believe I
even heard Trini Lopez and the Isley Brothers(?).  I've got to have a tape of
this.  In fact, I've got to have a copy for my sister, who will squeal with
delight from start to finish (she's a squealer).

After 2 hours of this excruciating clip-tease, I'm left with blue balls.

Keep it up.  You've kept mine up.

Stop me before I innuendo again,
~ Kimberly

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 12:24:43 -0400
From: Denise Manzari <>
Subject: Program 0n 8/30/99

Monday 8/30/99

Hi Peter,
After doing my program Monday morning on WPKN, I was driving to work and
heard a bit of your musical montage program on WBAI.
I don't know whether it ran the entire two hours but would like to hear
it in its entirety.  Is it possible to get a copy?  Can you let me know
and keep up the good work.  We're still kickin'!

All the best,
Denise Manzari

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:12:30 -0400
From: OkalowS <>
Subject: who was that on your show Aug. 23?

Hi, there. Caught your show mid-way on Monday and there was some
interesting stuff being played. It sounded like you had some people live
in studio. This was from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and was primarily one guy
and his guitar  He had one song, the first I heard, around 10:30, where
he was sort of telling a story and I think the chorus had the words in
it something like, "tell me no lies." Any rememberance of what I was
listening to? I'd like to pick it up if I can.


From: "jane seguin" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 18:15:42 PDT


The Neil Young song you played last week, Coupe DeVille - where can I get a
hold of the CD?

thanks - dig your show

From: "Francesca Barad" <>
To: <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 13:10:42 -0400

Dear Mr. Bochan:

Your show is terrific and so is your website!
Thanks for introducing us to so much great music that we'd never get to hear on banal, mainstream radio.
You played a song by Moby recently. It was sort of techno-gospel, if such a thing is possible.
Can you tell me the name of the album it is on? I purchased one of his CDs and was sort of disappointed. Thanks...

A listening fan,
Chess Barad

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 13:52:29 EDT
Subject: listening

Hi, Peter,

Despite the lousy reception in my office, I did get to experience part of
your program today and wanted to express my appreciation for your
skills...and your art...

Thanks for the radio pleasure,

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 23:14:34 EDT
Subject: sergio mendes song

I'm new at this so please forgive any weirdness. The song was on the top
fifty I think. It was like "Windmills of your Mind" in that it is phases of
thought and mentions water or rain and the phrase "tick-tock.".. in it . It
was also sung by Frank Sinatra. It is not Aqua de  Beber. Any way of finding

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 17:53:14 -0500
From: Slee+Piotrowski <>
Subject: praise

Hello there! I really like your show, and would like to know why we are
not allowed the pleasure of listening to YOU two mornings (or more!) a
week, instead of that too-chatty (blonde?) DJ who's on Thursdays and
Fridays...  (ok, I got that off my chest.)

You operate at a higher level, in every way. Thank you Peter Bochan, for
playing sounds that I could never have imagined!

Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 11:47:16 EDT
Subject: finally

Hi, Peter,

What a terrific website.  I plan to spend serious time reviewing it in depth...


Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 16:26:02 EDT
Subject: Recent release : Mummery

Hi Peter.  I was just looking at your web site.  (I want one like it.)
Anyway, we were wondering if you got your hands on the Mummery disc - LP
title:"Recordio," Howling Giraffe Records.  I noticed you're playing quite a
lot of Fountains Of Wayne, and some other fun pop bands... So, logically you
should love Mummery. . .

We'd like some love from WBAI, Peter.  :)
Our new web site :

Love and horsies,

Holling  (Muse Inc) re Mummery

From: "finney, garrett" <>
Subject: SPACE
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 08:15:05 -0500

Mr. Bochan,
I have just moved to Houston from NYC in order to design spaceships for
NASA. As I have been listening to you for the last 12 years or so, through
WPKN and WBAI, I trust that you will continue to follow me around. I hope so
because, at least on first glance, Houston has no great radio stations. Is
All Mixed Up streamed live on the internet anywhere?

Garrett Finney

Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:28:40 EDT
Subject: Looking for a piece of music

Dear Peter,
I really enjoy your show and I was confronted with a challenge.  Hopefully,
you can help...  Do you know who the artist is that is featured in the
Lincoln car adverts?  The song is "Home on the Range".  Please inform me if
you do know.  I really appreciate your time.  Thank you.

Inger Soderman

Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 21:09:48 EDT
Subject: Elvis Song list

Dear Peter,
    Read your Elvis List today; I'm speechless!  I know many of them, but am
curious about a dozen or so.  I must have "Angel" by the Eurythmics, but I'll
check; I never realized it was about Elvis (if I have it).
I like Big Audio Dynamite and have "The Globe" cd, but don't know the song you mention.
I'm curious about Robbie Robertson's "American Roulette."
I like him (and have one cd of his).
I must check out the David Byrne (I like Talking Heads).
     I try to keep the Nixon connection out of consciousness.  I did like
that Elvis defended his manner of dress when Nixon commented on it (with a
remark like "I dress for my business; you dress for yours.")


Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 10:16:04 EDT

Could you please tell me what album (cd) I could find that cut A Million
Girls that you played on June 14th?
By the way, I've been listening to you for YEARS and I must say, that you do
the finest programming on the radio today.
Thanks for all the years

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 21:38:58 -0500
From: Steev <>
Subject: Guffman Soundtrack


I'm a huge fan of Waiting for Guffman, and I've been going to great lengths
to get my hands on the soundtrack CD.  I understand it was put out in a
very limited release, but I also noticed selections from it appearing on
your play list.  Could you help me locate a copy of my own?

Thanks for your time...
Steven Gadlin

Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 16:35:47 -0700
Subject: <no subject>
From: "Mike Nealy" <>


Just a short note to say thanks for adding "CROSSROADS".
We appreciate the support.

Michael & Jock

Return-Path: <>
Date: 28 Jun 99 14:01:05 +0000
From: Alicia Abel
Subject: Love you, love your show
To: mixedup <>

It's high time I penned a letter of appreciation for your genius, Peter.  I moved here from Chicago a year and a bit ago, and found your show by accident, thereafter, I would schedule visits to my client in Westchester Co. just to have you in the car to myself.  Too many times, I'd want to ring my radio-snob friends back home to let them hear you, but cell service costing what it does, I thought better of it.  Too reasonable, that.  But growing up around decent listener-supported radio (and an occasional good commercial station), my passion is further fueled by your incredible vision (?), and, of course, the bar has been sufficiently raised.

I'll be looking for your playlist for today, 6/28/99, as it prompted me, finally, to applaud you and thank you for hours of appreciation for your wit and creativity.  For all the mediocrity, there is a bright light for me on NY radio.  Truly celestial work.  Thank you thank you thank you!

Always loved Albanians--as spirited and passionate (and sometimes inebriated) as we Lithuanians.


To: Peter Bochan <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 09:45:09 -0700
Subject: Re: displaced fan

All I can say is hallelujah! Your show came in loud and clear with the exception
of a few "net congestion" hiccups which is par for the course. Only problem is
I'll have to get up at 7:00 every Monday to start a tape but I'll have to admit
it made my day today, thanks! So is there a chance you or WBAI will archive the
shows? By the way you should consider a few more plugs for donations on you show
from your new global audience.

Don't you love Internert Radio, it reminds me of the time I discovered short
wave radio and all the exotic places I could tune in. Have you checked out, they have a neat application and database of streaming stations?
I think there is going to be a whole new wave of web only radio and TV stations,
should be interesting.

Your fan,


Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 15:09:24 EDT
Subject: Greetings from NYC's #1 Elvis Fan

Dear Peter,
    I thought I would finally introduce myself.  I don't listen to the radio,
I confess, but with every visit to my dentist, Marvin... he plays me a
tape of your show, and has finally given me copies of your August, 97 and 98
Elvis shows since he knows I'm the number one Elvis fan in New York City who
is not connected with the music or broadcasting industries (I hasten to add).
 He loves the fact that I can sit there and say, "That's an outtake of "A
Mess of Blues" from 1960."
     I will also tell you that I am a Ph.D. in English, and a
psychotherapist, practicing here in the city, and have every Elvis LP and 45
(except for one, "All Shook Up"), and CD, etc.  I have been thrilled by the
last decade's reissues on BMG and the wonderful restoration that Ernst
Jorgensen has done.
To have discovered "Danny," for instance, from "King Creole," was thrilling.
     I am also a big Leonard Cohen fan and until Marvin played me your show I
had never heard 'Elvis' Rolls Royce,"  which I treasure; I have been hunting
down a copy of that Was(Not Was) CD, "Are You Okay," with no success.  So I
finally thought it was time to introduce myself and to thank you.  I don't
think I have ever had a conversation about Elvis with someone who knows the
music as much as I, though some fan from Brownsville, TX somehow found me
online, so if you would ever like to compare favorite recordings ("Stay Away"
and "Goin Home" from Stay Away Joe are up there, and Elvis and Ann Margret
singing "You're the Boss" must get on to one of your shows), I'd be delighted.
Stuart Glucksman

From: "Robert Mittenberg" <>
To: <>
Subject: Delighted to find your site
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:58:29 -0500

Hi Bochan, I found your site by fortunate accident. It looks great. I grew up
in NY listening to WBAI. Been in Memphis for a number of years, Always
listen/support WEVL (We Volunteer- The Volunteer State,etc.) the best
listener-supported station I ever heard (always comparing things to my
formative years listening to WBAI) The comparison is made only for the music
component as very little political, news, or news comment is heard on WEVL.
Is there a way for me to hear your program? Several years ago I heard this
story. There is a wonderful blues show on WEVL called Captain Pete's Blues
Cruise. One night Capt. Pete talked about how he had requests from far away
listeners to hear his show. One such listener (not worried about cost or
convinced of the value) was Stevie Ray Vaughn. Vaughn loved the loved this
blues show so much he would call Memphis on the night of the show and have a
friend place his phone next to the  radio for a few  hours while Vaughn
listened whether he was in Texas or California....Anyway, the reading about
your plans for Klaven and McCourt interviews makes me miss being there and listening.
Someday I'll return.
Thanks for an informative page.

From: (Bertha Krein)
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 22:56:25 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Elvis and Nixon
Content-Disposition: Inline

Your Elvis and Nixon web site is too cute!!

Best Regards,


Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 18:34:58 EDT
Subject: You

Dear Peter,

'Spose it's time I wrote and told you how very much I appreciate your sharing
yourself and your music every week.  I try my best to be around a radio
Monday mornings, but usually just catch bits and pieces.  Nevertheless, your
sensibliities come through loud and clear and the show  is a special gift
each week.

More and more, the music and arts on BAI are what I tune in for, being a
white girl and all that.  I try to subscribe at a time that makes clear to
the manageement that we share more than politics- we share a culture and
that's what I want to hear on the station.  And you are a very important part
of that.

So, this was my first visit to your web site.  I have very limited computer
capacities and most often, I leave sites before they load etc.  However, your
site was a joy--well organized in lots of quick appearing chunks.  I could
cruise without frustration (how often in life can one say  that?).

So thanks alot and please don't stop.


Chonyi Glassman

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 20:51:20 -0700
Subject: Thank You!
From: "Marco Marinangeli" <>

Dear Peter,

Cali and I wanted to thank you for including our release EUROTRASH:
Compacted in your playlist. I hope you enjoy playing our music as much as we
do. Cali is from New York, and being the fan he is, he was thrilled to know
that you were playing EUROTRASH.

We'll be in touch. If you feel like it, drop us a couple of lines. Take

Marco Marinangeli & Harold "Cali" Kleiner

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:26:01 -0400
From: Sharon Bevier <>
Organization: Synergis Technologies Group
Subject: Food Songs

Chicken Necks by Don and Juan

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 08:57:37 -0400
From: gregory darrow <>
Subject: stuff

Hey Pete
I have listened to you for many years but I think my brother has to be
your biggest fan.  His radio is glued to 99.5 all the time.  He takes
monday off and listens to every minute of your show.  I loved the show
on monday 6/14/99 The cellist was cool, but the randy Newman interview
and the selection of his music you played was the most fascinating time
I have ever spent listening to the radio.  KUDOS to you...
peace out...

From: "Mary Elizabeth" <>
To: <>
Subject: requests, request...
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 12:03:29 -0400

Hi Peter Bochan
Recently I sent you a note for the Samori Marksman tape...I went on to your website and I've seen some other music I like...
possibly tapes from your previous shows...Please let me know..
Jasmine Ketcham

Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 22:47:51 EDT
Subject: the Trilobites

Hi Peter,

Very cool page. Liked it. Matthew  left us a lovely voice mail to let us
know WBAI did get our CD and that it's being passed on to you. He said you
sometimes take a chance on new, unknown music and that gives us hope because
we definitely fit that category. Matthew also referred to you as a "pop
maven", which gives us more hope since we do consider ourselves pop. So,
thanks for checking us out. Talk with you soon.


Todd and Holling/the Trilobites

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 23:32:05 EDT
Subject: One of my favorite websites...

Dear Peter,
 I thought that you would enjoy this site.  I check it out every once
and a while and I am usually entertained.  Your site, by the way, is chock
full of cool stuff.
 See you in the hallway,

"It Crawled From the Bins"

Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 15:19:13 -0700
From: Dean Friedman <>
Subject: Dean Friedman - Ariel - query

Hi Peter,

Dean Friedman here. You may recall my '77 hit 'Ariel', about a
vegetarian Jewish girl from New Jersey who was "...standing by the
waterfall in Paramus Park, collecting quarters for the FRIENDS OF BAI!"
I'd venture to say it was the first and only TOP 40 single that mentions
a Pacifica radio station in the lyric.

Anyway, I'm writing to say that I have a brand new album coming out
entitled 'Songs for Grownups' (my first in over a decade) and will be
performing a NYC concert on June 12th at the Merkin Concert Hall in NYC
(212-501-3330), to mark its US release...

 All the best.


Dean Friedman

Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 21:48:21 EDT
Subject: Howard Fishman Quartet

Peter, I've been listening to your show for sometime now, And this last
Monday you had on a group The Howard Fishman Quartet
I'm a 60 year old Oil  Burner service Mechanic and when Its slow I get to listen to the show
which I might add is pretty regular, The Fishman Quartet caused me to shed a few
tears. That hasn't happened ever, How do I get to purchase their recordings?

Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 15:32:17 -0400
From: Barry Stulberger <>
Organization: @Home Network
Subject: Cd's

Hi Peter

I was a long time listener during the 80's, I drove a cab in the city.
I had just found "Shortcuts to 1981, and the Halloween Shortcuts. I had
forgotten all about your show (I now have a nightime job) and was very
happy to see you on the web.

I would love it if you had a catalog or a list of the shows available.
You can send it thru E-mail or if you need my regular address, just
e-mail me back. I'm only sorry, that I work from 11pm - 7am on friday
night/sat morn.

Barry Stulberger
aka Big Barry
Pro- Wrestling Wrap-up
Weds 7-9pm
WCNJ 89.3 fm
Hazlet, NJ

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