Radio Faux Show Volume 2, Number 32 (September 4, 2022): Food

Radio Faux Show Volume 2, Number 32 (September 4, 2022): Food

This Week’s Theme: Food

This week’s show is all about food. Order up!

Welcome to Radio Faux Show Volume Two, number thirty-two.

First things first – click a link to start listening and then come back to read about this week’s songs.


Amazon Music

Everybody eats, so dig in to these dishes. It’s a pot luck of musical food.


Eat! Eat! No one leaves the table until everything is gone. That is how Ms. Faux’s and my Italian grandparents did Sunday dinner.

Louis Prima “Angelina/Zooma Zooma”

“Weird Al” Yankovic “Eat It”

Cooking Staples

Flour, sugar, butter, eggs, salt, oil, rice, pasta, beans, meat, liquid, heat – these are some of the basic staples of cooking. If you have these things then you are good to go in the kitchen.

If you are starting to learn how to cook, start with Jacques.

You can’t cook at home without a well-stocked pantry.

Cooking Staples Song Selections

A Tribe Called Quest “Butter”

Arrested Development “Give A Man A Fish”

The B-52s “Quiche Lorraine”

Beastie Boys “Egg Man”

Tad “Cooking With Gas”

The Grocery Store/Supermarket

The concept of a grocer, who sells dry goods, sugar, tea, coffee, etc. began in the 14th century. The first self-service grocery store was Piggly Wiggly, which opened in 1916 in Memphis, TN. The first shopping carts were provided in 1937 by Humpty Dumpty supermarkets in Oklahoma.

In case you don’t know how supermarkets work…

Before you apply to work at Wal-Mart, watch this…
The Food Lion chain were masters of the commercial in the ’80s and ’90s.

Supermarket Song Selections

The Clash “Lost In The Supermarket”

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers “Abominable Snowman In The Market”

Justin Roberts “Check Me Out, I’m At The Checkout”

Fruits and Vegetables

Some of the first foods eaten by humans were fruits and vegetables. These were the original fast foods – all you had to was find them and eat them.

Always wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them.

Do you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?

Fruit and Vegetable Song Selections

The Banana Splits “Tra La La Song”

The Beach Boys “Vegetables”

Mandrill “Mango Meat”

Minor Threat “Salad Days”

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo “I Like Fruit”

The Wiggles “Fruit Salad”

Fast Food

Fast food accounts for over 570 billion dollars of global sales per year. It has been around since Roman times as street food. The first fish and chip shop in England is believed to have started in 1860, and by 1910 there were over 25 thousand shops across the UK. The first burger fast food restaurant was White Castle, opened in 1921. Apparently, fast food is not good for you, but almost everyone eats it.

“Has your mother ever made anything as good as a McDonald’s fry?…Have you ever eaten too many McDonald’s fries? Of course not, there’s never enough of them!”

Waiting too long in the drive thru; we’ve all thought – dammit, I could have parked and walked in by now!

Fast Food Song Selections

Jimmy Buffett “Cheeseburger In Paradise”

Jim Gaffigan “Fast Food”

Dizzy Gillespie “Salt Peanuts”

Southern Culture On The Skids “8 Piece Box”

Unknown Korean artist “Tteokbokki Song”

ZZ Top “TV Dinners”

Soul Food

Ribs, barbecue, fried chicken, slaw, cornbread, fried okra, mac & cheese: that’s soul food. Tteokbokki, jajangmyun, kimchi pancake: that Seoul food.

“Sister, could you please hook a brother up with a rusty bucket, full of fish heads, wrapped in razor wire?”

All good soul food requires a good cornbread.

Soul Food Song Selections

Hasil Adkins “Cookin’ Chicken”

Willie Bobo “Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries”

Ray Charles “Mess Around”

Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Saturday Night Fish Fry”

Ella Mae Morse “The House Of Blue Lights”


The sandwich is named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu. Montagu was an 18th century English aristocrat who ate sandwiches as a way to continue playing cards while he ate. The first sandwiches were eaten thousands of years ago, possibly in Babylon. Some of those sandwiches can still be found in government building vending machines throughout the U.S.

Shit sandwich

The best kid’s show ever made was The Upside Down Show.

What do you do with a sandwich? You eat it!

Sandwich Song Selections

Jimmy Buffett “Cheeseburger In Paradise”

Royal Crescent Mob “Love and Tunafish”


No meal is complete without something sweet at the end.

So, you like donuts, eh?

For a nice dessert, you can never go wrong with a cake.

Dessert Song Selections

The Banana Splits “Tra La La Song”

Shonen Knife “I Wanna Eat Chocobars”

The Wiggles “Fruit Salad”


Cannibalism has been around in human societies since the Neanderthals, and even longer in other animal species. That doesn’t make it right.

Funkiest cannibal ever?

The Donner Party and Alive are two famous stories about modern day cannibalism.

Cannibalism Song Selections

The Misfits “Braineaters”

Stephen Sondheim “God, That’s Good!”

Total Coelo “I Eat Cannibals”

Maybe Don’t Eat That?

Sometimes you shouldn’t eat something just because it looks edible.

Don’t just eat it because it looks yummy!
And for god’s sake, don’t put poisonous shit in your mouth!

Don’t Eat That Song Selections

Green Day “Words I Might Have Ate”

King Crimson “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Pt. III”

Minutemen “This Ain’t No Picnic”

Thanks for listening (and reading)!

TrackArtistSong Title
1MinutemenThis Ain’t No Picnic
2Royal Crescent MobLove and Tunafish
3Minor ThreatSalad Days
4ZZ TopTV Dinners
5Beastie BoysEgg Man
6Arrested DevelopmentGive A Man A Fish
7A Tribe Called QuestButter
8Total CoeloI Eat Cannibals
9Duran DuranHungry Like The Wolf
10“Weird Al” YankovicEat It
11Banana SplitsTra La La
12UnknownTteokbokki Song
13Wiggles, TheFruit Salad
14Secret Agent 23 SkidooI Like Fruit
15Justin RobertsCheck Me Out, I’m At The Checkout
16Clash, TheLost In The Supermarket
17MandrillMango Meat
18Willie BoboFried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries
19Dizzy GillespieSalt Peanuts
20Ray CharlesMess Around
21Louis JordanSaturday Night Fish Fry
22Ella Mae MorseHouse Of Blue Lights
23Louis PrimaAngelina/Zooma Zooma
24Jim GaffiganFast Food
26Steven SondheimGod, That’s Good!
27King CrimsonLark’s Tongues In Aspic, Pt. III
28B-52sQuiche Lorraine
29Shonen KnifeI Wanna Eat Chocobars
30Beach Boys, TheVegetables
31Jonathan RichmanAbonimable Snowman In The Market
32Jimmy BuffettCheeseburger In Paradise
33TadCooking With Gas
34Hasil AdkinsCookin’ Chicken
35Southern Culture On The Skids8 Piece Box
36Green DayWords I Might Have Ate

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