The Platter Party

DJ Jerry MoDJeski spins records about records,  songs about disc jockeys and hi-fi in Part 1 of the show.

Humorous asides by Robert Klein; Slim Gaillard; Stan Freberg; Pat Buttram; Spike Jones; Eddie Lawrence, waxing about records.  

Listen to Part 1 at archive.org

The Platter Party Part 2: Songs about jukeboxes. Bonus(unaired): More records about DJs (Don Bowman; Jimmy C. Newman); jukeboxes (Joe South; Johnny Bond); and songs about the Petrillo recording ban of 1948 (Jon & Sondra Steele; The Harmonicats).  Listen to Part 2 at archive.org

Part 3: Closing of The Platter Party with dialog between record collectors on an episode of TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Eugene Chadbourne; Big Sandy & his Fly Rite Boys. Listen to Part 3 at archive.org

Portions originally broadcast on KFAI, Mpls-St.Paul 6-8-01.

Flying Saucer Songs

Flying disc jockey Jerry, and space alien Webcor programmed over two hours of songs about UFOs and flying saucers, from Jimmy Durante’s “We’re Going UFOing,” to “Motorway to Roswell” by The Pixies, from “The Flying Saucer Polka” by Brave Combo to “Take Me to Your Leader Cha-Cha” by Sam Space & The Cadets, and much more.

Listen to Part One

Part Two: Conclusion of Jerry’s Flying Saucer Songs Special, followed by excerpts from The Friday Night Poker Party in Space, hosted by Babs & Danger Man with more out-of-this-world platters.

Listen to Part Two

Originally broadcast 7-7-2001, KFAI Mpls-St.Paul.

The Mechanical Spider Clinic Volume Four

More mayhem from Modjeski’s Mechanical Spider Clinic show (KFAI, 1985-1987). Take-offs include Young Man With a Golden Tuba, and a spoof of Perry Mason. Rob Shapiro, Blanche Fubar, Andy Schultz, Bob Rynkiewicz, Diana Swan with sound effects.

TV Guise with Peter Stenshoel, and mash-ups of Masyga reMarks and mic shots from Chuck I. of same. Skogmo concludes, with bonus “sequel” called 13th Floor Elevator, and an episode of Judd Mastoid, Midget Auto Mechanic.

Sponsors include The Clever Rodent Cafe; Spin-Around Hank’s; The Personal Flamboyance Device; Quaking Otis; and of course, Captain Wink’s Chains in Low Sodium Sauce. Original music cues for Mason, Earthy Pebbley, and Miles Racist by Andy Schultz and Chuck IsleDixie Halloween by The Toy Lovers. Poster art by Marc Myers.

Listen at archive.org

The Mechanical Spider Clinic Volume Three

Jerry’s third full hour of original satire, jocular frenzy and dark humor.

Fake commercials for Glandma’s Cookies; Polkas from the Heartburn of Kitchen Space; Uncle Ron’s Summit Pump; Grandpa Ravi’s Tackle Pal; G.I. Frothing Joe; Stout Eddie’s; The Elvis Styling Kit; and Captain Wink’s Original Circular Potato Chains.

Bogey Humphart and Lauren Becool star in To Have and Half Crocked; Bomb Theater’s satire, The Tar Baby Brigade, anticipated modern action movies like The Expendables with mercenaries (including a Rambo knock-off) on a suicide mission into a South American country.

Sport fishing TV shows are sent up with Hook, Line and Sinker.

Regular features: Skogmo, Lazlo Morbid, Consumer Survival Biscuit. Voices by Alice Phoenix, Rob Shapiro, Andy Mayer, Bob Rynkiewicz, Diana Swan, and Dexter. Chuck Isle played guitar behind Walter Brennan, and teamed with Mark Masyga for TV Guise.

Listen at archive.org

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