Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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Playlist for 21 March 2013 Options | Keeping the fire burning (note: due to technical problems, this show started late, and is shorter than usual!)

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Yaz  Bad Connection   Options Upstairs at Eric's  Sire    0:00:00 ()
Tom Jones with The Cardigans  Burning Down the House   Options Reload  Gut/V2    0:04:04 ()
Arthur Brown  Fanfare and Fire Poem   Options The Crazy World of Arthur Brown  Track Records  That's him presiding over today's playlist.  0:07:23 ()
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Fire   Options Press Color  Ze    0:09:10 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Archers of Loaf 
Smokin Pot in the Hot City   Options The Speed of Cattle  Alias    0:14:15 ()
Buffalo Daughter  Volcanic Girl   Options I  Emperor Norton    0:17:19 ()
Big Star  Mod Lang   Options Radio City  Stax/Ardent    0:21:09 ()
BS & Nyle  Set the Roof on Fire   Options AM:Racket Vol 1    free download here!  0:24:17 ()
Esquivel  That Old Black Magic   Options Other Worlds, Other Sounds/Four Corners Of The World  Bar None    0:27:27 ()
Sima Bina  Naz Kardanet Vaveyla   Options Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych of The 60s and 70s (various artists)  Finders Keepers    0:30:00 ()
Barbara & Ernie  Play With Fire   Options Prelude to...  Cotillion; Fallout (reissue)    0:33:01 ()
Ray Charles  Ring of Fire   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Tangerine/ABC  great live performance on the Johnny Cash Show, from 1970 here!  0:36:31 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Glenn Branca 
Bad Smells   Options Who You Staring At?  Giorno Poetry Systems    0:39:38 ()
Korean Black Eyes  Burning Love   Options EP  Vitoria    0:43:39 ()
Louis Prima and Keely Smith  Heap Big Smoke, No Fire   Options Say It with a Slap  Buddha/BMG    0:46:20 ()
C-Mon & Kypski  Wildfire   Options Where the Wild Things Are  Penoze    0:50:07 ()
Johnny Mathis  An Open Fire   Options Open Fire, Two Guitars  Columbia  written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, 1959. Also on 3-CD Leiber & Stoller retrospective.  0:54:39 ()
Free Design  Light My Fire   Options One by One  Project 3    0:58:04 ()
Steve Fisk  Where's the Fire?   Options 999 Levels of Undo  Sub Pop    1:02:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:08:07 ()
Dinah Washington  Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (Rae and Christian Remix)   Options Verve Remixed (various artists)  Verve    1:12:36 ()
Husikesque  Just Like Candy   Options Green Blue Fire  Astralwerks    1:17:26 ()
Brian Eno  Baby's on Fire   Options Here Come the Warm Jets  EG    1:21:48 ()
June Carter Cash  Ring of Fire   Options Press On  Risk    1:26:02 ()
George Barnes  September in the Rain   Options       1:28:49 ()
Blondie  (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear   Options Plastic Letters  Chrysalis    1:31:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Lionel Hampton 
Hamp's Boogie Woogie   Options Hamp's Boogie Woogie (78 album)  Decca    1:34:00 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 11:25am listener james from westwood:

charlie's on fi-yah, you'd better throw him in the wat-er!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 11:27am Charlie:

Well, I did plan to take a shower after the show!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 11:38am glenn:

jeez, i hope that menacing headgear has an asbestos lining.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 11:39am listener james from westwood:

indeed; look what arthur brown had to endure!
good thursday all!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 11:55am Michael:

Fearless leader Chazz-Loo! How do you do? And hey to James and Glenn.
Kinda chilly in me office today...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 11:58am listener james from westwood:

digging this swingy thingy on the stream (vamp). and more of the old stuff right after. sweet! bury my heart in 1946.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

got a bit of catching up to do; gotta hit the archive for tuesday and wednesday's drummer wonders. but belated congrats to doug and amanda, and timely congrats to charlie, for the successful marathon!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:02pm Charlie:

hi folks -- PROGRAMMING ALERT! --
Having a bit of last-minute computer trouble. Am re-starting studio computer. It will take a couple of minutes to get everything up and running again! Sorry for the delay!!!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:02pm Carmichael:

Good ol' Arthur Brown. Hiya Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:02pm ndbob:

morning Charlie, James. Glenn. Michael
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Generoso "Tojo" Jimenez "La Vieja Rosa"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:03pm Carmichael:

AOK, Charlie. I'm not doing anything.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

just happy to be here. do what ya gotta do, charlie!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:05pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: La Lupe "Se Acabo" ("Once We Loved")
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:07pm ndbob:

morning Doug!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings ndbob!

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Billy Wright "Every Evening"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:11pm Charlie:

Hi again -- I don't know what's wrong. My studio computer is saying it's getting signal from the router. But I can't connect. I was online until a little before showtime. I've restarted my main computer, restarted the router and the internet modem. Restarted the studio computer. But except for our main computer, our other computers are off-line. Any thoughts?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:11pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Johnnie Ray "How Long Blues"
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:14pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Billy Gayles "Take Your Fine Frame Home"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:14pm Carmichael:

Hardwire connection to the router?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Charlie, wish I could help. I am shockingly ignorant about computers. Carmichael raises a good point. Is the computer that is not online connected to the router by cable or wifi? If wifi, are there other machines that are connecting via wifi?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:16pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Mike Tingley "Begin the Sun"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:16pm Carmichael:

If your other computers are wi-fi, you may have a software or password glitch. Try re-setting the router password and re-scan the available connections.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:18pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Nguessan "Mammy Nia"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:19pm Carmichael:

At any rate, it sounds like the router is the problem. Hardwire the GTDS stream computer into the connection that is working for the one computer. That should do the trick.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:21pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Rick Rickels "I'm Gone"
  Thu. 3/21/13 12:23pm trish:

Before changing settings that worked, try the standard modem/router recyle unplug modem and router and plug back in again in that order- waiting for internet light on the modem before firing up the router. Add a computer reboot after that if that doesn't work.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:23pm Charlie:

I'm back. Shall I do a short show now?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:24pm Doug Schulkind:

CURRENTLY PLAYING: Paul Davis "I Don't Need a Backseat Driver"
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:24pm ndbob:

indeed charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:25pm listener james from westwood:

if everything's up and running, sure! any busy doing nothing would be great.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:25pm Michael:

absotuely. As long as you can.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:25pm Dervish:

Yes Charlie yes!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:25pm listener james from westwood:

plus jim price has trained us to dig bite-sized radio.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:25pm northguineahills:

Now we're nothinging!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:26pm listener james from westwood:

thanks, carmichael and trish, for the tech advice!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:27pm Charlie:

got a little re-setting up catch-up to do here....
  Thu. 3/21/13 12:28pm trish:

Sure. That paragraph solved some 50% of all tech support calls the year I worked for a giant ISP's call centre in NS.

'recycle:'
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Nothinging is now my new favorite present progressive verb!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:31pm Charlie:

funny thing, @trish -- that's what i did -- didn't work! then i did it again. it worked, but it took a few minutes to kick in. maybe my main computer is shot, or the router... anyway, here we are now!
  Thu. 3/21/13 12:31pm Tower:

Really diggin' the Tom Jones. And yes, he had 3 45's on the Tower label.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:35pm ndbob:

heya Tower Todd!
  Thu. 3/21/13 12:36pm Tower:

Hello Bob, and everyone.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:37pm Uncle Michael:

I have been nothinging in my motor vehicle.
  Thu. 3/21/13 12:37pm trish:

All's well that ends.. and glad to show up late to the show.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:38pm Carmichael:

Saw Tom a few years ago at a now-defunct "resort" in Northern California. He sang Burnin' Down the House, along with Tower of Power's What is Hip? He's still got the chops.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

LJFW quoting Eno...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:38pm Artie:

Got burned with too much nothinging in my lifestyle.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 12:40pm northguineahills:

not noting knotting nothinging...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:40pm Uncle Michael:

Beautiful day in the drummerhood.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:54pm Charlie:

a proper busy doing nothing hello now to:
James, Glenn, Michael, James, Carmichael, Bob, Doug, Trish, Dervish, Tower, Uncle Michael, Artie, NGH!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 12:59pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie's got his ears on.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:07pm Parq:

I saw CWAB doing the number in that outfit on a show hosted by Tom Jones, whom I see you have also played.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:08pm Uncle Michael:

Why is the penguin on his head all aflame?
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:09pm Uncle Michael:

The Crazy World of Arthur Alexander.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:10pm Parq:

Waiting for this to be reset to 33.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:10pm don:

into this!!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:11pm Michael:

Korean Black Eyes sounds like an Asian Gang name.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

Is this Melanie Safka?
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:11pm Carmichael:

Parq, what show was that? I may have seen it. Before Old Grey Whistle Test Days, I recall. Ready Steady Go?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:11pm Dervish:

This is EXACTLY the right speed. Please god let it be so.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:14pm Parq:

Carm, don't know if it ran in the Old Sod, but Tom Jones had a variety show in 1969 or so, ran on Friday nights in the US. Great production numbers, genuinely funny comedy, musical guests from way outside the Vegas crowd -- in all, pretty out there for 60s variety television.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:15pm Parq:

@ Carm:
www.imdb.com...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:17pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- Yes, Dervish -- correct speed it was!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:21pm pacific standard simon:

Oh, man... My moms used to listen to this record constantly when I was a kid.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:23pm Carmichael:

I have this Johnny Mathis album. I was just admiring the cheesiness of the cover the other night.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Best line in today's NYT obituary for ex-porn king Harry Reems:

"Mr. Reems played Dr. Young, a physician whose diagnostic brilliance — he locates the rare anatomical quirk that makes Ms. Lovelace’s character vastly prefer oral sex to intercourse — is matched by his capacity for tireless ministration."

You gotta love the NYT.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:24pm Charlie:

Now y'all can admire the (beautiful) cheesiness of the music!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:24pm pacific standard simon:

I have no idea who the guitar players are, though. Charlie?
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:25pm Charlie:

Al Caiola & Tony Mottola
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:26pm pacific standard simon:

Thanks!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:26pm Parq:

Got a date with an angel. Before I go, Charlie, I just want to mention remembering you doing "Fire" to open the Hoof n Mouth finale in, what was it, 2006? Super cool.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:26pm ndbob:

@Doug read that obit earlier - quite well done:)
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:27pm northguineahills:

Ahhh, Free Design.... like a nice sip of absinthe.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

Free Design is heavy rotation at Chez Oncle.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:30pm Charlie:

Thanks, Parq! That was (Light My) Fire! Forget what year it was, though...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:30pm pacific standard simon:

Where's the fire? In your eyes!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:31pm northguineahills:

I have a Steve Fisk cassette on SST recs, I thought was curious when I picked it up at a thrift store.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:32pm Carmichael:

Parq, I do remember that show, but not Arthur Brown being on it. I moved to California by 1966, so I grew up on Yank TV. What a list of 60s luminaries too!

I have a black & white Brown video with the fire head thing, that looks like it was from a British show. Carl Palmer is on the drums.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:36pm listener james from westwood:

my guess was that obit was a margalit fox work, and bingo! she has a distinctive obit style.
  Thu. 3/21/13 1:39pm gary mitchell:

bravo on the Dinah remix
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:41pm Charlie:

Hiya Gary!
@Doug -- yes, the NYT can dignify anything!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:42pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:44pm Charlie:

I believe the remixers excised the line "seems my flame in your heart's done gone out" from "Is You Is..."
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:48pm Uncle Michael:

LJFW totally called this
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:48pm listener james from westwood:

aha, there's the eno track! love it!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:48pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Mighty Matt Fiveash is up next here on the Drummer Stream. Matt's show will feature a birthday celebration for blues pianist Otis Spann and an in-studio visit from the program director of kindred-spirit radio station WCBN (Ann Arbor, MI)

Matt's playlist page is here: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

I'm more hip to the 801 Live version.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:50pm pacific standard simon:

@UM - Me likes the Eno + The Winkies version.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:52pm Carmichael:

Otis! My man!!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Matt Fiveash, live from the Dexter Lake Club...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:53pm Michael:

Mind if we dance with your dates?
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Listener Glenn turned me onto George Barnes. Like!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:56pm Carmichael:

7 Carlings and a Rock & Rye.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:56pm northguineahills:

Hot set, thank Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:57pm pacific standard simon:

Perfect capper, Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:57pm listener james from westwood:

truncated BDN is still fine BDN. TYVM!
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone for hangin' in there today! You're all smokin! See you next week. Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash -- he's set to blow! Here's his playlist: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the show, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:58pm glenn:

aggggh. i missed geoge barnes. i suck.
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 1:58pm pacific standard simon:

Carmichael is on my wavelength...
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 1:59pm glenn:

i mean geoge banes.
  Thu. 3/21/13 2:02pm trish:

what NGH said.. 'hot'
Avatar    Thu. 3/21/13 2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - see ya next time.
Avatar    Fri. 3/22/13 11:23am SeanG:

great show dude!
  Fri. 3/22/13 12:00pm charlie:

Thanks, Sean!
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