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Playlist for 23 May 2013 Options | Next time might be your time

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Koota Tanimura  Cheers Here   Options Typical Lowlife  Childisc    0:00:00 ()
Uakti  As 7 Tribos (The Seven Tribes)   Options Uakti  Verve    0:02:46 ()
"Blue" Gene Tyranny  Next Time Might Be Your Time   Options Out of the Blue  Lovely Music; Unseen Worlds    0:06:33 ()
Beatles  Any Time at All   Options A Hard Day's Night  Parlophone    0:14:20 ()
Stylistics  Rockin' Roll Baby   Options Very Best of  H&L Records    0:16:31 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
High Llamas 
Showstop Hic Hup (Mouse on Mars remix)   Options Lollo Rosso  V2    0:20:51 ()
Desi Arnaz  Tico Tico   Options 78  RCA  found here; 61 versions (including this one) here  0:23:54 ()
Geraint Watkins  Heroes and Villains   Options Dial "W" For Watkins  Yep Roc    0:26:48 ()
Jermain Tamraz  Moumita   Options Memory Lane    more info here; cover at top of this page  0:30:33 ()
Steeleye Span  Rosebud in June   Options Below the Salt  Chrysalis    0:34:21 ()
Slapp Happy  The Secret   Options Acnalbasac Noom  ReR    0:37:52 ()
The Philistines Jr.  The Sci-Fi Song   Options The Sinking of the S.S. Danehower  Tarquin/Dot Dot Dash    0:41:14 ()
DJ Pantshead & The Evolution Control Committee  Yugoslavia   Options Weapons of Ass Destruction  Evolution Control Committee  go here  0:44:43 ()
Earl Bostic  Blue Skies   Options 78  King  found here  0:45:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Runaways UK 
Piano Tune   Options Classic Tales (A Journey Through A Hip Hop Fantasy)  Three Sixty    0:48:33 ()
Bix Beiderbecke  In a Mist   Options Singin' the Blues  Columbia    0:52:27 ()
The Bad Plus  Smells Like Teen Spirit   Options These Are the Vistas  Columbia    0:55:04 ()
Mike Nichols & Elaine May  Bach to Bach   Options Improvisations to Music  Mercury    1:00:49 ()
Alice Group (Doctor Kinchev & Co.)   A Juicesqueezer   Options Energy  Melodia    1:06:16 ()
Joe Jackson  Look Sharp   Options Look Sharp  A&M    1:09:42 ()
Nina Simone  Ain't Got No / I Got Life   Options Bittersweet: The Very Best of  7N / BMG    1:13:07 ()
Ghantasala & P. Susheela  Lahiri Lahiri (Film: Maya Bazaar)   Options Hits From Telugu Films - Volume 5  Odeon/EMI  more info here  1:15:35 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Soul Ecstasy 
Club Kidnap   Options "soundtrack"  Emperor Norton    1:18:01 ()
Stereo Total  Dactylo Rock   Options Stereo Total  Bobsled    1:22:27 ()
Zani Diabate & The Super Djata Band  Facia   Options Zani Diabate & The Super Djata Band  Mango    1:24:30 ()
LCD Soundsystem  Home   Options This is Happening  DFA    1:28:31 ()
Blondie  Sunday Girl   Options Parallel Lines  Chrysalis    1:36:19 ()
Mitcehll Froom  Overcast (featuring Ron Sexsmith)   Options Dopamine  Atlantic    1:39:10 ()
Andy Bey & The Bey Sisters  Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye   Options Andy Bey & The Bey Sisters  Prestige    1:41:37 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:44:49 ()
Giles, Giles & Fripp  Digging My Lawn   Options The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp  Deram    1:47:19 ()
Joe Cocker  Space Captain   Options Mad Dogs & Englishmen  A&M    1:49:27 ()
Koota Tanimura  Meet Me in the Next Living   Options Typical Lowlife  Childisc    1:54:02 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Leroy Anderson 
Forgotten Dreams   Options Collection  Decca    1:58:29 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 11:41am People Like Us:

Herro
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 11:44am Charlie:

Harroo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 11:47am Michael:

Top of the morning to you Charlie. And big wave to PLU too!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 11:50am Charlie:

Heddo, Michael!
  Thu. 5/23/13 11:55am Tower:

Hello All! Will be listening today but not much time for chat.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 11:58am Charlie:

Well, then I'll say hi now, Tower.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 11:59am pacific standard simon:

Good Noon, Charlie -- I got no silly song for you today.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 11:59am ndbob:

morning Charlie and everyone!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:03pm Charlie:

simon, your presence is silly enough ;)
hiya bob
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:04pm duke:

Ready to do nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:04pm pacific standard simon:

[waggles tongue, wiggles ears, thumbs nose]
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Have fun pronouncing "Uakti," Charlie. Don't sprain your tonsils.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:06pm other eddie:

so much more productive when doing something to be busy doing nothing with charlie et al. thanks for the company y'all
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:08pm fleep:

I'm calling doing laundry as 'nothing.' Since the machine does most of the work. And good day, Charlie.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:09pm Charlie:

Always ready to do nothing, Duke!
Hey, Eddie!
Fleep!
@Doug: wah-KEE-chee, n'est-ce pas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:09pm pacific standard simon:

I'm collecting unemployment insurance -- that's CLOSE to nothing.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:13pm northguineahills:

Hi-Five! PSS! Me too!
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:13pm still b/p:

It's surprising how many people adamantly and impatiently insist you SHOULD collect unemployment if you chose no to. Interesting phenomenon.
  Thu. 5/23/13 12:15pm trish:

RIP Trevor Bolder

An obit with a video link to Queen Bitch http://www.clashmusic.com/news/david-bowie-bass-player-trevor-bolder-dies
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:16pm duke:

Really like that BGT thing.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:17pm Charlie:

howdy ngh, b/p, trish -- too bad about trevor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:19pm pacific standard simon:

That's a shame about Trevor -- I thought he really made The Man Who Sold The World work.
  Thu. 5/23/13 12:19pm trish:

I'm mistakenly listening to Diane's show, again. (heh.)
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:19pm other eddie:

charlie! how do you know exactly what i need when i don't even have a clue??
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:19pm northguineahills:

I didn't when I had a 3 month spell in '98, and I regretted it (was finishing up my BA, and I was expecting a job soon).
  Thu. 5/23/13 12:21pm trish:

A stitch to the playlist on a Bolder run: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/50782
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:21pm fleep:

Trevor - same age as me. That puts a spin on the morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:21pm pacific standard simon:

I need the unemployment to pay for my COBRA health insurance continuation.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:23pm northguineahills:

@Trish: I do that all the time b/tn the streams. especially if there's a hiccup in one stream, it will skip to the other.
  Thu. 5/23/13 12:25pm trish:

Slip of the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:27pm pacific standard simon:

That "Tico Tico" post on Beware of The Blog was wonderful -- I ended up burning a whole CD of nothing but "Tico Tico" versions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:27pm Rick from SC:

what a nice snappy tune to brighten up the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:30pm Brian in UK:

Van Dyke Parks lyrics as bonkers/unintelligible as ever. I refer you to Surfs Up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:32pm Brian in UK:

Tsh, my manners, I must have left them at home. Hello Charlie y amigos. Oh I am at home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:33pm pacific standard simon:

As someone who has read more than his share of the poetry of Andre Breton and Paul Eluard, I have to chuckle when people complain about the obscurity of the lyrics of Van Dyke Parks.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:33pm Charlie:

other eddie -- because I don't have a clue either, so we're on the same wavelength
hi also brian, rick!
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:34pm still b/p:

Busy Clueing Nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:36pm Parq:

Howdy, all. Few things are more welcome than the collective voice of Steeleye Span.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:36pm northguineahills:

Steeleye Span!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:37pm Charlie:

busy cueing nothing (up)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:40pm Brian in UK:

@simon That's why Song Cycle did not stay long in this house. Was it Eluard who was chums with Picasso, Man Ray, Lee Miller?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:41pm Brian in UK:

I did love his production work on Phil Ochs Greatest Hits though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:46pm pacific standard simon:

Among many others, Brian. Don't think he could have gotten on very well with Dali, who stole his wife, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:47pm Parq:

Wait, the meat was stuffed with nuts and polished boots?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:47pm Brian in UK:

I loves Lee Miller.
Dare I ask any luck yesterday?
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:48pm Charlie:

yo, Parq
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:49pm Stanley:

Signing in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:49pm pacific standard simon:

The interview went well, but I don't know just how well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:50pm pacific standard simon:

One man's meat is another man's boot-blacked nuts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:52pm Brian in UK:

Hey Stanley. Beer o'clock?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:53pm Stanley:

I wish. I'm on a dry day, today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

I'm hear but sadly, for a little while...my sound is off. Loved what I heard in the car, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:54pm Stanley:

UM - in the car? How come?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:55pm Brian in UK:

Stanley, my condolences.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 12:56pm Brian in UK:

Apologies Charlie, gotta do something.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 12:57pm Charlie:

Hey, Uncle Hinky Dinky, if you're still here.
seeya Brian,
Howdy Stanley!
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 12:57pm 5tinymice:

I can still mosh to this..it's pretty dope!
  Thu. 5/23/13 1:01pm jan:

@Charlie: Just joined the party. Was out taking photos- got showered on, but needed the rainy weather. You say it's foggy in VT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:03pm pacific standard simon:

I was hoping for Satie, but this works well, too.
  Thu. 5/23/13 1:14pm Tower:

Love Look Sharp, love the whole LP. I have a copy on two 10" records also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:14pm Uncle Michael:

@Stanley: The car is how I get from where I live to where I work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:15pm Uncle Michael:

I have sound!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:15pm Charlie:

Hi, Jan, no I meant it's foggy in my head!
Tower - "I want Satie, but I got T-Rex"
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:16pm northguineahills:

Not sure how or why, but I also have a copy of Look Sharp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

NGH, I still have my split 10" Look Sharp but the bu8tton is missing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

@Uncle Michael - I was in the middle of writing the same comment when you posted that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:21pm Uncle Michael:

Were you going to make the same typo?
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:23pm northguineahills:

* Not to be confused w/ Dizzee Rascal's "Look Sharp".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:23pm pacific standard simon:

Missed the typo, and called the person who kept the badge a "dirty bastard".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:27pm Uncle Michael:

Mine had the button when I bought it. It had shrink wrap too. It was 1979. I lost the button myself.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:28pm Charlie:

Maybe the button's in your car, Uncle Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

I sold that '78 Ford Fiesta a while back, I'm afraid.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:30pm northguineahills:

I got mine in a bargain bin in FL, it was already beat up and there was no button.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:32pm Uncle Michael:

Actually...if I can find my mother-lode of New Wave buttons somewhere...it will likely still be in with them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:32pm pacific standard simon:

I would have guessed a 1961 Volvo.

Here's my remaining buttons:

www.flickr.com...
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:37pm other eddie:

does anybody remember a spliced-up audio track from some film where a diner waitress keeps asking if the customer would like a piece of pie or a cup of coffee? I heard it years ago, maybe here or on kenny g's or ken's show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:39pm pacific standard simon:

My sing-a-long track for today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:39pm Parq:

"Parallel Lines" is another album I remember vividly from that era, as was "Look Sharp".
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:39pm Charlie:

eddie -- that's Negativland "Piece a Pie"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm Parq:

Other Eddie:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm Charlie:

from the album "No Business"
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm other eddie:

thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Ok...with a four-day weekend...I plan to find my buttons, dammit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:42pm Parq:

One of my favorite Negland creations, by the way.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:44pm Charlie:

Then you can wear "More flair," Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:44pm Parq:

Forgive the overkill, but:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

Is the world ready for me with more flair?
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:46pm fleep:

As you typed 'more flair' I was looking at a movie trailer with Jennifer Aniston.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:46pm other eddie:

that piece a pie is just brilliant
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

plate of shrimp
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:47pm Parq:

Yeah, isn't it? UM, two points.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:47pm pacific standard simon:

Wash it down with a Nesbitt's Lime Soda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:49pm pacific standard simon:

Surely you've thrown out all your old flairs, UM.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:50pm fleep:

Flares. Or flairs. Either way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:50pm Parq:

<arms involuntarily contract>
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I have flair...but not flares.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:53pm pacific standard simon:

Stop that twitching, Parq!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:54pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello Charlie & all. So Happy to be able to listen compliments of the Pop-UP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:55pm Stanley:

UM - (back now form the kitchen) What I meant was how can you listen to the stream in the car?
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:56pm Matt F:

Hi Charlie. Fun Fact: We both played Andy Williams's "Can't Get Used To Losing You" last week. First time in history that two FMU shows in a row have played Andy Williams, I bet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

@Stanley: Smartphone through the car stereo. I stream audio in the car constantly, including my own entire music library from my house. Hit me up if you want more info.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:57pm Charlie:

It don't happen often, Matt, that's for sure. Big hit, that, even on the R&B charts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:57pm Uncle Michael:

Matt, you and I play tracks from the Spinout OST on consecutive days. That's gotta count for something.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:58pm Charlie:

Hey y'all -- here's Matt Fiveash's playlist:
www.wfmu.org...
Baby, stick around!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:58pm Doug Schulkind:

@Stanley
Uncle Michael has a transponder in his back left molar. That baby can pull in Beijing on a clear day.
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:58pm Charlie:

And thanks all for hanging out here today. Seeya...
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 5/23/13 1:59pm Matt F:

Great, great song. Charlie, there's a Doc Pomus docu that's been on the festival circuit. Trailer can be found on youtube, it looks amazing! UM, yeah, we should get some kind of grant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:59pm Stanley:

@Doug - blimey, that's clever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 2:00pm northguineahills:

Bravo, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 2:00pm Stanley:

Very much enjoyed your show, Charlie.
I'm sticking around to catch the rest of this GDSR double bill,
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 2:01pm other eddie:

well done. thanks charlie
  Thu. 5/23/13 2:01pm trish:

Thanks to you and the concurrent Diane K., as ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 5/23/13 2:11pm Michael:

Very nice show indeed charlie - gracias.
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