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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:

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

Avatar    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 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 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!
@Doug: wah-KEE-chee, n'est-ce pas?
Avatar 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 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 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 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 Thu. 5/23/13 12:27pm Rick from SC:

what a nice snappy tune to brighten up the day
Avatar 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 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 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 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 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 Thu. 5/23/13 12:41pm Brian in UK:

I did love his production work on Phil Ochs Greatest Hits though.
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 12:47pm Parq:

Wait, the meat was stuffed with nuts and polished boots?
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 12:49pm Stanley:

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

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

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

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

I wish. I'm on a dry day, today.
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 12:54pm Stanley:

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

Stanley, my condolences.
Avatar 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 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:14pm Uncle Michael:

@Stanley: The car is how I get from where I live to where I work.
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:17pm Uncle Michael:

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

Missed the typo, and called the person who kept the badge a "dirty bastard".
Avatar 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 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 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:32pm pacific standard simon:

I would have guessed a 1961 Volvo.

Here's my remaining buttons:

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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:39pm pacific standard simon:

My sing-a-long track for today!
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm Parq:

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

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

Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Ok...with a four-day weekend...I plan to find my buttons, dammit.
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:44pm Parq:

Forgive the overkill, but:
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

plate of shrimp
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:47pm Parq:

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

Wash it down with a Nesbitt's Lime Soda.
Avatar 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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:50pm Parq:

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

I have flair...but not flares.
Avatar 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 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 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 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:
Baby, stick around!
Avatar Thu. 5/23/13 1:58pm Doug Schulkind:

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 Thu. 5/23/13 1:59pm Stanley:

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

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

Bravo, Charlie!
Avatar 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    Thu. 5/23/13 2:11pm Michael:

Very nice show indeed charlie - gracias.
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