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ALCOHOL 2123: Today's show features funny songs about alcohol. It's pleasant, it's dangerous, and it mixes well with music, so there are naturally a lot of songs about it, and some of them are Demented! I'll also preview the new vinyl album featuring legendary comedian Jonathan Winters. www.drdemento.com Jun 5, 2021
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ALCOHOL PART 2 2125: For various reasons, alcohol has inspired an enormous number of songs, including many very funny songs! Here are some more great ones I didn't get to two weeks ago. Also a set for Father's Day. Jun 19, 2021
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ALL AMERICAN 2127: Celebrating the Fourth of July with an all-American show! Stan Freberg, Frank Zappa, Weird Al, Spike Jones, Allan Sherman, Mel Brooks, the Hoosier Hot Shots, David Peel and the Lower East Side, and my choice for a new National Anthem -- one you can actually sing! Streamable now at drdemento.com. Jul 3, 2021
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ANIMALS 2104: The topic is funny songs about animals. Mississippi Squirrel Revival, Walter Wart the Freaky Frog, and lots more trash and treasures. Plus 8-year-old rapper Grandmaster Jax and Knucklehedz, Kirby Krackle, Phil Spector's most Demented song, and Q-Anon Girl (the only political song), drdemento.com Jan 23, 2021
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BASEMENT TAPES 6 2102: Here's Dr Demento's Basement Tapes #6, for your dementing pleasure! Includes Weird Al's demo of "Yoda" plus "Star Wars Cantina," and the first Demented hits by Henry Phillips and the great Luke Ski, plus "Deteoriorata," "I'd Rather Have a Bottle In Front Of Me," "The Trouble with Klingons" and lots more. drdemento.com [drdemento.com] Jan 9, 2021
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BASEMENT TAPES 7 2114: This week's show features Dr Demento Basement Tapes #7, with a Weird Al rarity, Henry Phillips and more, plus a few Happy Easter songs...and I'll be celebrating a round number birthday with a couple of curlicues too! Join the party at www.drdemento.com! Apr 3, 2021
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BODY PARTS 2111: The new show is a tribute to the human body. 29 songs, with 29 different Demented attitudes, explore body parts from head to toes. Also eight all-time favorites for St. Patrick's Day, plus "Mr. Biden (Bring My Vaccine)", "Chicken Fat", Max Headroom and more. Mar 13, 2021
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DIETING 2128: As some of us are trying to shed the pounds we added during the long months of lockdown, here's some musical motivation! I also have the five nominees for the Logan Award for best song parody of 2020, plus Stan Freberg's hilarious backhand tribute to Lawrence Welk and other goodies. Note: "Car Keys" and "The Captain's Wife's Lament" have some adult humor. drdemento.com Jul 10, 2021
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DYLAN/TOP TEN 2122: In celebration of Bob Dylan's 80th, a dozen Demented tributes to the man from Minnesota, by a wide variety of artists, famous and otherwise. Plus the Top Ten for May, some great requests, and a farewell to Rusty Warren. Drdemento.com May 29, 2021
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EARLY '80'S 2120: Our special topic today is the early 1980s -- when the show was on over 100 stations nationwide, and Demented music was on a collective roll! Lots of hits, and some Demented rediscoveries. www.drdemento.com May 15, 2021
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EARTH DAY 2116: Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and on this show I salute Mother Earth with a variety of environmental songs by Tom Lehrer, Barnes & Barnes ("Don't F*** Up the World, unbleeped), Green E (The Environmental Elvis), Tiny Tim, Bill Oddie, Jim Henson and many more. www.drdemento.com Apr 17, 2021
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FOLK 2130: Funny folk songs have been around for centuries, but the Folk Revival of the 1950s and 1960s had more than its share! Hear some of those, and newer songs in the same spirit, plus Weird Al, Logan Whitehurst, Chet Atkins with Ray Stevens, and more on my all-new show! drdemento.com Jul 24, 2021
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FRUITS & VEGETABLES 2108: This week's topic is Fruits and Vegetables. Half a dozen songs about beans, and seven about bananas -- plus Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Call Any Vegetable, and Carrot Juice Is Murder. Plus a song about the Perseverance Rover, written and recorded the day it landed! drdemento.com Feb 20, 2021
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2101: At last it's 2021! Our first show of the New Year features a few songs from the 1920s, and from more recent times, Viral Hits from the internet. Plus lots of requests and other surprises. Jan 2, 2021
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LIST SONGS 2106: This week's show celebrates "list songs", AKA "catalog songs" - songs like Weird Al's "Hardware Store," Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" and "99 Words for Boobs" by Robert Lund & Spaff. Also a shovelful of snow songs! Hear it now at drdemento.com Feb 6, 2021
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LIST SONGS PART 2 2110: By popular demand, List Songs, Part 2! Plus sets about pianos, moles, and 2 kinds of bums. www.drdemento.com Mar 6, 2021
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MINNESOTA 2118: We've heard a lot about Dr. D's home state, Minnesota, in the news during the past year. Unfortunately much of that news has been unpleasant. Minnesota has produced more than its share of great music, however, including lots of funny music! We'll hear an hour's worth of that on this week's show. May 1, 2021
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MOTHER'S DAY 2119: Our annual Mother's Day Dementiafest features motherly melodies from Frank Zappa and the Mothers plus Dweezil, Tom Lehrer, Spike Jones, Rolf Harris, Danny Kaye, Josh Turner and more, plus Monty Python, Polkacide, Talking Media Fear Makers Blues and more moments to remember! drdemento.com May 8, 2021
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RECORDS 2129: The topic is records on this all-new show! An hour-plus of historical/hysterical songs and stories about records,mostly the kind you play on a phonograph --preceded by an hour's free swim in the ocean of Dementia. It all adds up to two hours 15 minutes (no extra charge for the extra time!) Jul 17, 2021
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SINGERS AND MUSICIANS 2115: This week I have songs and sketches about Singers and Musicians, real and imaginary, from Gitarzan to Smells Like Nirvana - sung by artists from Allan Sherman to Tenacious D, from the Andrews Sisters to Shel Silverstein. Plus sets about stupid people and the solar system, and the first Weird Al song I ever played. www.drdemento.com Apr 10, 2021
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SPRING 2112: Spring officially begins Saturday morning, March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere -- in the USA, just hours after my new show uploads. The show features a half hour of Demented spring songs, plus a glorious mixture of requests, a few new things, and Grammy winners Mister Rogers and Jim Kimo West (Weird Al's guitarist). www.drdemento.com Mar 20, 2021
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SUPERHEROES 2103: For Inauguration Day, here's a show devoted to the kind of person we hope our Presidents can be -- a Superhero! Here are songs and sketches about superheroes from Aquaman to Howard the Duck, plus a few about actual Presidents. www.drdemento.com Jan 16, 2021
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TOBACCO 2121: Tobacco isn't as popular as it used to be, but it has inspired a pack of hilarious songs and comedy through the years. This week's new show brings back "Another Puff," "Introducing Tobacco to Civilization" and "Nocturnal Stumblebutt," plus Frank Zappa, Mrs. Miller, Adam West and many more. drdemento.com May 22, 2021
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TOP TEN 2105: The Top Ten for January is here! Thanks to everyone who "voted" for their favorites. This show includes many of the "runners-up" as well. drdemento.com Jan 30, 2021
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TOP TEN 2109: The Top Ten for February with runners-up, plus our first hour free-for-all, and a half hour of delightful Demented Discs from the 20s -- the 1920s! drdemento.com Feb 27, 2021
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TOP TEN 2113: The Top Ten for March, plus the W.A.P. Polka by Cardi Beerdehosen, Ghost Chickens In the Sky, an impromptu 90th birthday tribute to William Shatner, and other improbabilities! drdemento.com Mar 27, 2021
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TOP TEN 2117: The Top Ten for April, plus a lot of runners-up, old and new! Funny songs and/or spoken comedy about mystery meat, advertising, cats and a couple dozen other things. Apr 24, 2021
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TOP TEN 2126: The Top Ten for June, plus twisted tunes about stupid people, smart dinosaurs, fat chickens, confused sportscasters, and mammary glands! Jun 26, 2021
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TRAVEL 2124: People are finally free to hit the road (or the airport) this summer, so we have some Demented travelin' music for you...plus some Demented requests, a salute to the Bo Burnham Netflix special, and a Cicada Cacophony! Stream it anytime at drdemento.com. Jun 12, 2021
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VALENTINE'S DAY 2107: Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We celebrate with a show that's 3/4 Demented love songs - Tapeworm of Love, Swallow My Love, U-Stink-But-I-Love-You, Loving You Is Surfing You, John & Marsha, Communist Love Song - you get the picture! drdemento.com Feb 13, 2021
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