Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from September 19, 2023 Favoriting

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Favoriting September 19, 2023: The Much Belated Pee Wee's Playhouse Music Tribute Show

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Mark Mothersbaugh  Pee Wee's Playhouse Rock I & II   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 
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Mark Mothersbaugh  Pee Wee's Playhouse Cool Cat   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 
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Mark Mothersbaugh  Pee Wee's Playhouse Spazmo   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks    0:05:54 (Pop-up)
Mark Mothersbaugh  Peemartin   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks    0:08:27 (Pop-up)
Mark Mothersbaugh/Hajime Tachibana  Jaime   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 
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Mark Mothersbaugh/Wild Man Fischer  It's A Hard Business   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 
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Mark Mothersbaugh  Dune I   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks    0:12:09 (Pop-up)
Mark Mothersbaugh  Hawaiian Punch   Favoriting Pee Weejects & Other Tracks    0:13:10 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Mark Mothersbaugh 

Fresh Up   Favoriting

Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 

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The Residents  The Residents Cues   Favoriting The Peewee Herman Show 
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The Residents  Puppet Time!   Favoriting Pee-Wee's Playhouse 
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Music behind DJ:
Mark Mothersbaugh 

Uh-hunh   Favoriting

Pee Weejects & Other Tracks 

 

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Cliff Martinez  Telling Off the Countess   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse 
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Cliff Martinez  Birthday Party for the Ham   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:37:00 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Cartoon Funk   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:37:10 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Duck with a Ghetto Blaster   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:37:44 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Pee Wee Mimicks Robot   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:39:42 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Squeaks   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:40:34 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Tropical Pee Wee Shirt   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:40:58 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Glockenspiel Lullaby 1 & 2   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse 
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Cliff Martinez  Ham & Celery edit   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:43:54 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Gargling Coyotes   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:44:26 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Pee Wee Runs to the Phone   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:45:39 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Flowers Are Scared   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:46:14 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Beef Sting   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse    0:46:28 (Pop-up)
Cliff Martinez  Angry Pacing   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse 
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Music behind DJ:
Mark Mothersbaugh 

Dune II   Favoriting

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Mark Mothersbaugh/Cyndi Lauper  Pee Wee's Playhouse Theme   Favoriting Cyndi Lauper B Sides    0:47:00 (Pop-up)
Mark Snow  Pee Wee's Playhouse - Bye, Bye!   Favoriting The Snow Files 
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Danny Elfman  Suite Parts 1-4   Favoriting Pee Wee's Playhouse 
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Danny Elfman  Simone's Dream   Favoriting Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 
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Danny Elfman  The Breakfast Machine   Favoriting Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
DanFA:

Hello Devon. What's the secret word?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
ultradamno:

Devon! Castaways!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
dale:

get out of bed. there'll be no more nappin.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
chresti:

Hi Devon island!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
Destroit:

Oh wow aggro Pee Wee song haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
mndave:

Pee-vo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
DanFA:

I re-watched the first 3 episodes and was surprised to see a very young Natasha Lyonne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
Destroit:

Lol at Pee-Vo haha
  8:04pm
Carmichael:

Laurence Fishburne was Cowboy Curtis.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:04pm
joe mulligan:

love Mothersbaugh but Cyndi did it so much better
  8:05pm
Androu B.:

Ahoy, Devon & Islanders!

There better be Danny Elfman soundtrack music tonight! (Especially now that an Oingo Boingo Greatest Hits comp has just been released...or so I hear.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm
DanFA:

↳ Carmichael @8:04
Laurence Fishburne has had a very interesting career: Apocalypse Now (at 16), School Daze, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Boyz In the Hood, The Matrix, just to name a few.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
DanFA:

↳ Androu B. @8:05
Breakfast Machine
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
ultradamno:

...and Tito Larriva of The Plugz was in the original...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
joe mulligan:

↳ Song: "Pee Wee's Playhouse Spazmo" by "Mark Mothersbaugh"
very art of noise
  8:08pm
Androu B.:

↳ DanFA @8:06
There's an album of new material, as well? HUZZAH!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
DanFA:

↳ Androu B. @8:08
You just said the secret word!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
Destroit:

I did not realize Mark M was involved with Pee Wee sounds
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
ultradamno:

Also S. Epatha Merkerson...and Jimmy Smits is on an ep. Apparently Spike Lee approached Fishburne as the time asking him how he could lower himself to such a thing...what a doof
  8:11pm
Carmichael:

I believe Todd R was in an episode.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
Matty No Times:

What’s up all! Doing the board for Devon tonight! Get ready for another killer show!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
Deano de los Muertos:

Howdy Devon 🏝️
Avatar 8:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wild Man Fisher !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm
DanFA:

↳ ultradamno @8:11
Not one of Spike's best moments.
Avatar 8:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Oh Dad - we're all DEVOn !...
  8:12pm
Androu B.:

↳ Destroit @8:10
He was responsible for the incidental music and the end theme for the show.
  8:13pm
Listener Terry:

This is the second time in the last two days I’ve heard Wild Man Fischer and Rosemary Clooney singing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm
DanFA:

↳ Listener Terry @8:13
Sounds like WFMU
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
joe mulligan:

↳ Matty No Times @8:11
thanks for board opping Matty, I wish all the sound engineers would check in so we could thank them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Captain Carl talking like a pirate: "Arrr!" (RIP, Phil Hartman)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
DanFA:

↳ joe mulligan @8:16
I always thought the DJs ran their own boards.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
joe mulligan:

↳ DanFA @8:16
probably most but def not all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
DanFA:

Oingo Boingo on Gong Show www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
dale:

i had a thing for miss wye-vonn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
DanFA:

↳ dale @8:18
Charlie Kelley's mom
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
ultradamno:

↳ dale @8:18
Who became Charlie's mom on Always Sunny
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
joe mulligan:

pee wee on the dating game 1979:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
chresti:

It'd be interesting to hear what working with Wild Man Fischer was like.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
ultradamno:

↳ ultradamno @8:19
snaked!
  8:19pm
Androu B.:

↳ dale @8:18
Where is she today? Is she still alive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm
DanFA:

↳ Androu B. @8:19
She's Charlie's mom on Always Sunny.
  8:20pm
Androu B.:

↳ DanFA @8:20
Check!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:21pm
ultradamno:

www.imdb.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm
dale:

↳ ultradamno @8:21
is that the first miss yvonne or the second?
Avatar 8:22pm
ifny:

Brilliant idea for an episode, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! I'm riding my bicycle with happiness now just because I can't not!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm
DanFA:

↳ dale @8:22
I think there's only been 1.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:23pm
ultradamno:

↳ dale @8:22
I am unaware of another either
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:25pm
ultradamno:

↳ Song: "The Residents Cues" by "The Residents"
By the way, The Census Taker, a movie The Residents scored (though the music really just seems shoehorned in there when you watch it) is on ScreenPix now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
dale:

↳ DanFA @8:23
my bad. i felt like there were two. like two king of cartoons....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
DanFA:

I'm going door to door to make you an incredible offer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm
DanFA:

↳ dale @8:26
Played by William Marshall, Blacula. One of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm
dale:

SALESMEN!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm
DanFA:

↳ dale @8:27
Pee Wee taught us all to be distrustful of salesmen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

🎩🎩🎩🎩
👁️👁️👁️👁️
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:28pm
ultradamno:

↳ DanFA @8:27
Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream also on ScreenPix (formerly MGM channel), I revisited them recently. So fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm
dale:

↳ DanFA @8:27
yeah, william marshall was a high bar.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:29pm
joe mulligan:

↳ DanFA @8:28
the modern-day salesmen are SunRun solar reps. RUN! worst reviews ever
  8:29pm
JoeP:

Whatever happened to vileness fats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
Devon E. Levins:

Mmm I love the smell of tape. Feel the hiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
Orthofrancis:

I'm still always amazed that PeeWee's playhouse was ever given the go by a major TV channel.. I'm glad some exec took that risk.
Avatar 8:31pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @8:28
Nice ! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
dale:

jesus people stand in suits at the head of our rail trail. i just want a nice walk, i don't need to be saved just yet.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
ultradamno:

This has a very Freakshow/Bad Day feel
Avatar 8:32pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "The Residents Cues" by "The Residents"
Geez this is all so great.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:32pm
ultradamno:

...and now Stars and Hank
  8:32pm
Androu B.:

↳ DanFA @8:17
Thanks for that! That was amazing! They practically owned the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm
DanFA:

↳ Androu B. @8:32
No problem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm
dale:

i have a billy baloney doll in the box. should probably cash in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm
Orthofrancis:

My band wrote a song about Cowboy Curtis back in the 8'0s when the Playhouse was on. Lyrics wwere a little out there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm
dale:

↳ Orthofrancis @8:33
big boots? big feet!
  8:35pm
JoeP:

Hardy Fox also rip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
chresti:

Friends gave our toddler/infant son a pee-wee puppet for his birthday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm
chresti:

↳ chresti @8:36
It's in my storage space
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm
DanFA:

↳ chresti @8:38
Photo please.
  8:39pm
dave:

Aaaaaahhhhhhh!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:40pm
D Rok:

So glad to hear you back on the air Mr. E. Levins, and with such a fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm
chresti:

↳ DanFA @8:38
I put a metallic bandana on him.
  8:44pm
Androu B.:

↳ Song: "Cartoon Funk" by "Cliff Martinez"
Taking inspiration from/paying homage to the late great Dean Elliott using cartoon sound effects to compose wonderful pieces of music.
Avatar 8:48pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Reminded of the Grateful Dead guys with The Beast or whatever they call their collection of Percussion Instruments.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
ultradamno:

God knows, when I think 'serious' Cyndi is the image in my head
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm
DanFA:

Cyndi Lauper fits the Pee Wee universe like no other singer.
  8:50pm
Carmichael:

Like you couldn’t tell it was Lauper
Avatar 8:51pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @8:48
...more from the pics - tho maybe more like Partch or something with these interesting objects ...I dunno...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
dale:

were the b-52's ever on pee wee? seems like a natural.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Lurking, listening, loving, and lots of memories. Thanks for a great tribute set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
dale:

i know they were on as the world turns or some such....
Avatar 8:51pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ dale @8:51
- point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

↳ Androu B. @8:44
They grew up with Spike Jones records and it shows. That's my guess anyway.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:52pm
joe mulligan:

↳ Song: "Pee Wee's Playhouse Theme" by "Mark Mothersbaugh/...
yes!
  8:53pm
Androu B.:

↳ ultradamno @8:49
She sure has progressed since those days. Lately she's been trying out the standards & singing torch songs.
  8:53pm
Fragonard:

The cowbell is awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Devon. Now I feel like watching some episodes. Not sure what streaming platform might have them.
  8:53pm
Fragonard:

Koo-Koo
Avatar 8:53pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "Pee Wee's Playhouse Theme" by "Mark Mothersbaugh/...
Much more of a Cartoon vocally than Bernadette Peters could be...
  8:53pm
RVA:

I enjoyed that. Thanks!
  8:54pm
Fragonard:

I need some Danny Elfman tonight
  8:54pm
dave:

Thanks!
  8:54pm
Androu B.:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @8:53
You could say she was the Mae Questel of the 80's!
  8:54pm
Fragonard:

(Maybe some Spike Jones too)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm
dale:

i like oingo boingo. even if elfman doesn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Hearing Spike Jones and Les Baxter/Quiet Village influence all over the place in ways I'd never really thought of before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

↳ Fragonard @8:54
yes was just thinking the same thing. also some of the video game music coming out in the early 80s. Hosono and Co were also big Quiet Village freaks.
Avatar 8:56pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Androu B. @8:54
- or should have been.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
D Rok:

↳ Song: "Simone's Dream" by "Danny Elfman"
"everyone I know has a big but. C'mon Simone. Tell me about your big but."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
DanFA:

Au Revoir, Pee Wee.
Au Revoir Simone.
  8:59pm
Androu B.:

Thanks, Devon! A terrific & well-deserved tribute!
  8:59pm
Fragonard:

RIPeeWee
Avatar 8:59pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ DEL ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

<3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm
Destroit:

Wonderful show thank you Devon and commenters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
Orthofrancis:

Got to admit, this has been a really fun session. Not what I "normally" listen to, but I'm liking it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
DanFA:

Great show, Devon.
  9:02pm
Androu B.:

↳ DanFA @9:01
Ok, now I know what you meant earlier by "Breakfast Machine".
  9:03pm
Fragonard:

Tom Waits-like vocals (or the other way ‘round?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
chresti:

Thanks Devon!
(I was looking for puppet Pee Wee pics)
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