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Shadows of a Setting Sun by Shadows of The Sun

Mike’s Daughter: Dad I was wondering if you could play a song for me?

Mike Check: Anything for you Darlin’.

Mike’s Daughter: Remember that song that I played last year? The one that was popular with iTunes?

Mike Check: Oh no Darlin’! I’m not playing that song again! I asked a few people who came to the house what this “iTunes” is and they said its made by Apple. I’m in no way dealing with Apple Records! Thhat hack Ringo created that company!

Mike’s Daughter: Not Apple Records Dad, Apple! As in the big– Never mind. Look I just want you to play the sequel to the song.

Mike Check: There was a sequel? Like The Goonies songs?

Mike’s Daughter: Yeah kinda. The song I played last year was the wrestling theme for a wrestler named Shinsuke Nakamura, and at that time he was a good guy–

Mike Check: You mean “Face”.

Mike’s Daughter: Yeah Dad. And when Nakamura went bad guy–

Mike Check: You mean “Heel”.

Mike’s Daughter: Yes Dad, “Heel”. When he went heel, WWE made a new song for Shinsuke Nakamura. Gee Dad, you understand the whole Face/Heel concept but not iTunes was not created by Apple Records.

Mike Check: That seems like an unusual thing to do. *phone rings* Hang on Darlin’. *picks up phone* KMCR Radio?

Mick Foley: Hey Mikey!

Mike Check: Oh no! I mean! Hi Rick!

Mick Foley: I heard your conversation while I was listening to you Mikey and I just wanna say that its not unusual for WWE to make a song when your face and a song when your a heel. They did for me when I was “Mankind”; when I wasa heel they gave me a haunting melody and when I was a face they gave me a snazzy 3-cord number.

Mike Check: That’s great Rick, I–

Mick Foley: Hey Mikey! Could you do me a favor and help me promote my next autograph signing?

Mike Check: Sure Rick.

Mick Foley: I’ll be in Sumter, SC on January 25th and Lexington, NC on January 26th to do an autograh signing for Big Time Wrestling. The details can be found on

Mike Check: Sure I can– *A closet door unexpectedly open spilling out a whole bunch of brooms and other janitorial stuff spills out of the closet, landing on Mike Check rendering him unconscious*

Mick Foley: Hello?

Mike’s Daughter: Yeah hi Mick, its his daughter. Seems like my Dad was knocked out. Let me help you out promoting for those events while I play “Shadows of a Setting Sun” by Shadows of The Sun.

Mick Foley: All right, thanks!

UFO (Answer To The Flying Saucer) by Syd Lawrence

Mike Check: Still no “answer” from the Martians this week, but we have another novelty song, although it’s not by Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman but Syd Lawrence’s “UFO (Answer To The Flying Saucer)”. But I’m not sure if we should play this as I think these tunes have “insulted” them?…just like I was last week when I heard the news that Ringo was knigh—

Mike’s daughter: DAD! Stop it! It’s like I told you? The Martians are probably bored of you and gave up on The Mike Check Show? If they were going to invade, they would have done it by now? And besides, Doc Brown is probably fixing the problem as we speak…or he fixed it in the past…or will in the future? Whatever? The point is, let’s just forget about the whole Martian thing and let’s just focus on our 7th Anniversary coming up in a few days—

(*Mike’s daughter is interrupted as Stewart Patrick is beamed into Mike Check’s house*)

Stewart Patrick: Hello Mike Check and Daughter. It is I Stewart Patrick, Shakespearean ACTOR and spokesman for “Pontiac”.

Mike Check: Why are you here there feller? Do you have some information about the Martians who might be invading us?

Stewart Patrick: I do not know anything about your Martians? Do you perceive me to be some sort of Starship captain?

Mike’s Daughter: But aren’t you—???

Stewart Patrick: No. I am not. Perhaps you have me confused with some other gentleman? No, I am here on behalf of Pontiac who have just signed a deal with to advertise the all new “Pontiac Montana El Fantasma”: It’s not just an updated transport, it’s so much more. It’s features include a brand new air filter and—

Mike’s Daughter: I don’t care about the features! Just get on with it!

Stewart Patrick: Very well. Do not purchase just any “unidentified flying object”, go down to your nearest Pontiac showroom and get the “Montana El Fantasma” today…from PONTIAC! $2000 cashback!…I’m leaving now. (*beams out*)

Mike’s Daughter: I don’t know what that was all about? But we still have no “answer” on the Martians?

Mike Check: I don’t know there either there darlin’. But the only answer we have is the song “UFO”: which is the answer to “The Flying Saucer” song, here on…THE MACKER!

The Rainbow Connection by Kermit The Frog and Debbie Harry

Mike’s Daughter: Dad. Have you calmed down and sobered up today? I’m sorry about the news that I read to you the other day.

Mike Check: That’s alright there darlin’, don’t be sorry. It’s ole Mike that should apologize to you and to our listeners for losin’ it. And I’m no longer angry at the fact that hack Ringo Star has been knighted for his so called “services to music”.

Mike’s Daughter: Really?

Mike Check: Yes, because ole Mike was just listening to today’s song “The Rainbow Connection” and it always helps me to forget all my problems like…SOME HACK DRUMMER GETTING—!

Mike’s Daughter: Dad!

Mike Check: Sorry. Uh? *takes deep breath* Well here’s that song by Kermit The Frog and Debbie Harry, for you listeners’ enjoyment, which will hopefully calm me down on my second listen, here on…THE MACKER!

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood

Mike Check: Weeeell heeeeyyyyy thereeeee felllllerss!

Mike’s Daughter: Dad! What’s happened to you? Are you drunk?

Mike Check: No *hiccups* I only drank One Bourbon…One Scotch…One Beer…one—

Mike’s Daughter: Yes, but I think you’re talking about bottles not glasses here. But what’s the big deal about Sir Ringo Starr being knighted anyway?

Mike Check: Sir?! That’s Sir Dad to you…Sir Mike Check! I should be the one to have received *hiccup* my Knight Ridership! Not a darn hack like Ringo!

Mike’s Daughter: Uh? Firstly, you need to be British, and secondly, get a hold of yourself this is not the end of the world! And for all we know the Martians could invade and enslave the earth in a week or so? Life’s is too short for petty jealousy.

Mike Check: I’m not jealous, I’mmmm (*collapses and falls asleep*)

Mike’s Daughter: *sigh*

Flying Saucer Goes West by Dickie Goodman / Matchbox by The Beatles

Mike Check: Darlin’? You haven’t heard anything from those Martians in the last few weeks have ya there?

Mike’s daughter: No, not since “Love On The Ropes Month?

Mike Check: Weell, that’s peculiar? Do you think it’s because they’re mad at us and planning their attack or something?

Mike’s daughter: No. But Steve Austin sure did that to you last week (*laughs*).

Mike Check: Don’t remind me there darlin’.

Mike’s daughter: Sorry. But maybe the Martians got bored of your boring monotone voice, just like the rest of us on Earth, and decided to invade Jupiter instead or some…(*hears a news notification tone on her computer*)

Mike Check: Is that the Martians there darlin’?

Mike’s daughter: No, my computer has just notified me of some important news. Just introduce the song while a read it.

Mike Check: Okay. Well back to the Martians, I don’t know where they’ve gone but perhaps they went “west”? Just like the Dickie Goodman novelty song; “Flying Saucer Goes West”? Here on…THE MACKER!

Mike Check: Ha Ha, those novelty songs always put ole Mike back in a good mood. So, what are you reading there darlin’.

Mike’s daughter: Oh…nothing. You said that you’re in a good mood, so I don’t want to—

Mike Check: It’s okay. What is it?

Mike’s daughter: Well. it’s nothing to do with our Martian problem but…forget it, it’s not important—

Mike Check: Just tell me there darlin’, it can’t be that bad?

Mike’s daughter: Okay…Well you remember Ringo Starr?

Mike Check: Yes, that old scoundrel that tried to ruin my “This Is Your Life” special? What about him?

Mike’s daughter: Well. He just received a knighthood for his services to music—

Mike Check: Knighthood?! There’s no way in heck that ole Mike will ever refer to that hack drummer as Sir Ringo!? Services to music!? HA! Ole mike has crapped more services to music than he ever did in his whole life! I mean, those stupid songs! Did I ever tell you about that time back when we where room mates and he burned a ‘Matchbox hole in my clothes’? That’s where the song “Matchbox” comes from! I think I’ll have to hit him! Well darn thanks, that ruined my mood, let me tell you!

Mike’s daughter: Okay dad, please calm down. That’s why I asked you not to tell you.

Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo

Mike Check: Darlin’. That was–

Mike’s Daughter: Was…?

Mike Check: Fascinating. Although you did make the boss happy by playing that song so that was good of you there. What do you have for today?

Mike’s Daughter: Well Dad you said that sometimes requests fill out what we play so I asked people at work what I should play. My friends at work Mercedes and Porsche and they want me to play a song from an artist that I don’t particularly like.

Mike Check: Who may that be?

Mike’s Daughter: Jason Derulo.

Mike Check: Never heard of him.

Mike’s Daughter: Good thing you haven’t. Jason Derulo is an R & B singer but he’s horrible.

Mike Check: Doesn’t sound so bad.

Mike’s Daughter: Let me put it another way. Jason Derulo is to you as bad as Ringo Starr.

Mike Check: Dear God Almigthy! That Bad?!?

Mike’s Daughter: Yup.

Mike Check: Even though he’s bad Darlin’ you have to play the song, it’s a music request.

Mike’s Daughter: …Okay fine! I’ll play that crap artist. I’ll play “Whatcha Say” here on The Macker! Oh its by Jason Derulo.

Drift Away by Dobie Gray

*knock on the door*

Mike Check: I’ll get it.

Mick Foley (tumbling in holding a big box of records and CDs): Hey Mikey!

Mike Check (dodges Foley from hitting him): Wha! What are you doing here Rick? Are you still trying to celebrate our friendship again from last year?

Mike’s Daughter (yelling from upstairs): Who’s that at the door?

Mike Check: Rick Foley is back again!

Mike’s Daughter (yelling from upstairs): Oh my god! I’ve got to call our insurance to see if we’re covered in all things Foley!

Mike Check (to Foley): Why are you here Rick? You better not have brought me any Ringo Starr records this time there feller?

Foley: Wweellll….no. I think it’s safe to say that you won’t be breaking your window with anything in this collection? Heh-heh. But anyway, I was recently going through some old clothes, comics, WWE memorabilia and thinking of doing a major auction for charity in the summer and also came across this old box of records and I thought of you. I also happened to be listening to your show and hearing that you were playing the soundtrack to “The Guardians of The Galaxy” movies these past two weeks, but you seemed to have missed some music.

Mike Check: No I didn’t. I have these two CDs right here.

Foley: Yes you did now let me explain. Awhile back I was at a comic-com, you know signing autographs when I saw my old friend Will Friedle, we met on the “Boy Meets World” set. Of course he’s now the voice of “Star-Lord” on the “Guardians of The Galaxy” animated series.

Mike Check: I thought it was a movie?

Foley: After the first movie Disney and Marvel made a cartoon series, sorry “animated series”. Marvel went and made their own version of the “Awesome Mixes” called “The Cosmic Mix Vol. 1” for the show. Will told me that James Gunn, the guy directing the movies, wasn’t particularly thrilled that it was made–

Mike Check: Do you have it Rick?

Foley: Oh! Oh Yeah! Its in this box of records that I was going to give to you Mikey. *gives the big box of records to Mike Check* I was going to give you these records for you as a gift. *digs in the box* Its in here somewhere.

Mike Check (trying to keep his balance): Its a little heavy here Rick.

Foley: Let’s see. Nope. *pulls an album out*. Not that one. *pulls a CD out* So that’s where that one was! *puts it back in the box*

Mike Check: Could you hurry it up here Rick?!?

Mike’s Daughter (running downstairs): Bad news Dad, if Mick Foley tries another ring explosion we’re not covered but if he–

*Mike Check trips and falls, with the box landing on him covered in albums and CD’s*

Mike’s Daughter: DAD!!!

Foley: Aw! There it is! *picks up the “Cosmic Mix CD”*

Mike’s Daughter: Dad! Are you okay?

Mike Check: Yeah. I’m gonna “Drift Away” for a bit, Rick has a CD that he wants you to play. *passes out*

Foley: Heh-heh. *Gives the CD to Mike’s Daughter*

Mike’s Daughter: Wait, what’s this? “The Cosmic Mixes”? There’s another damn Guardians CD?! Do we have to play this because I thought that are we going to play my…

Foley *interrupts and pretends to be distracted*: What’s that Colette? *presses his hand to hear as if he heard something* Noelle’s needs my help. Oh Dear! I got to go! *Foley leaves*

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