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Playlist for 30 June 2016 Options | Your name, before you had a face

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Slide Hampton Octet  Althea   Options Slide!  Fresh Sound   
Lounge Lizards  Bob the Bob   Options Voice of Chunk  Strange and Beautiful  0:03:49 ()
Nino Rota  Carlotta's Gallop   Options Otto e Mezzo  Cam  0:05:51 ()
Bent Fabric and His Piano  Delilah   Options Alley Cat  Atco  0:08:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Angelo Badalamenti  
Audrey's Dance   Options Twin Peaks (soundtrack)  Warner Bros.  0:10:39 ()
John Hollenbeck  Ethel   Options Quartet Lucy  CRI  0:14:31 ()
Edgardo Donato  Felicia   Options Uruguay: Orquesta Edgardo Donato (1929)  Recuerdos Latinos  0:17:29 ()
Clifford Brown & Max Roach  Gertrude's Bounce   Options At Basin Street  Verve  0:20:27 ()
Noble Sissle and His Orchestra  I'm Just Wild About Harry ( from "Shuffle Along," 1921)   Options 78 (originally)  Variety  0:24:30 ()
Woody Herman & His Woodchoppers featuring Red Norvo  Igor   Options Blowin' Up A Storm: The Columbia Years 1945-1947  Columbia  0:27:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Georges Delerue 
Charlie (from Shoot the Piano Player)   Options Music From The Films Of Francois Truffault  Nonesuch  0:30:02 ()
They Might Be Giants  Jessica   Options Why Does the Sun Shine?  Elektra  0:33:14 ()
Quartet San Francisco  Kathy's Waltz   Options QSF Plays Brubeck  ViolinJazz  0:35:27 ()
Scavenger Quartet  Lucy's Piano   Options Whistling for Leftovers  Snowdonia  0:40:16 ()
The Dragsters  Maria   Options Stoked  Great Jones  0:43:37 ()
Burt Bacharach  Nikki   Options Burt Bacharach  A&M  0:47:04 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alex North 
Martha   Options Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Warner Bros.  0:49:30 ()
Henry Mancini  Orson Around   Options Touch of Evil (soundtrack)  Varese Sarabande  0:52:43 ()
Los Destellos  A Patricia   Options Roots of Chicha - Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru (various artists)  Barbès  0:55:20 ()
Charles Randolph Grean Sounde  Quentin's Theme   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Ranwood  0:58:26 ()
Isaac Hayes  Cafe Reggio's   Options Shaft (soundtrack)  Enterprise  1:00:20 ()
Ralph Towner  Simone   Options Anthem  ECM  1:03:56 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Lionel Hampton 
Laura   Options Soft Vibes, Soaring Strings  Columbia  1:09:54 ()
Emperor Penguin  Tammy   Options Extreme Gaming  My Pal God  1:13:47 ()
Gate 5 Ensemble  Ulysses at the Edge   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Volume 1  New World  1:17:50 ()
Frank Trumbauer And His Orchestra  I'm Coming Virginia   Options Bix Beiderbecke: Singin' the Blues  Charly  1:22:17 ()
Dan Peters Combo  Do You Remember Walter   Options Flying Traps (various artists)  Hollywood Records  1:25:26 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve  1:28:48 ()
Pierre Bastien  Les Stèles De Xercès   Options Eggs Air Sister Steel  In Poly Suns  1:31:40 ()
Trigg  Yasmin   Options Beige  Humanworkshop  1:34:37 ()
Deodato  Also Sprach Zarathustra   Options Prelude  CTI  1:40:06 ()
Dr. Seuss  On Beyond Zebra (Listen: )   Options read by your host    1:43:10 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Dim Dim 
Kelly and Ken   Options Ananas  Audio Dregs  1:49:03 ()
Vince Guaraldi  Linus and Lucy   Options A Charlie Brown Christmas  Fantasy  1:52:31 ()
Lorette Velvette  Theda   Options Dream Hotel  EFA  1:55:30 ()



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Hey hey, Charlie and all!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:00pm βrian:

Just swung in over the transom. Got my to-do list ready, and boy is it empty!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:01pm Charlie:

Greetings, James and ßrian. How y'all doing today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Better than earlier this week, so we're starting out well!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:01pm βrian:

Blue skies over the isthmus. Can't complain.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:02pm Charlie:

Isthmus. Nice word, that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:03pm thatpatsmith:

hye charlie no pressure but last week's show was a masterpiece
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:05pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie and all.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:06pm Charlie:

Well, thanks, and Hi, thatpat!
And welcome, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:07pm listener james from westwood:

Hey, that guy's covering Petra Haden!
::ducks thrown CD case::
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:07pm Listening Out There:

Is this Nino Rota from "Juliet of the Spirits"...or?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:08pm Jeff:

Word associations are funny. I'm trying to think of ithsmusses I know which aren't of Panama.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:09pm listener james from westwood:

And dis guy's covering Klaus Nomi!
::ducks thrown Joey Arias::
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:09pm Parq:

Late, but not as late as I thought I would be. Crunch day for your faithful Parqbench, so not much time to comment, but in here digging the name game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:10pm Parq:

James from Westwood, you so crazy.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:10pm βrian:

It's a ballroom chair dance on this end.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

...why Greg Hawkes?
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:10pm geezerette:

This never ocurred to me before but I rhink Nino Rota must have been a Charlie Chaplin fan.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:11pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Was just about to ask if that was Greg Hawkes...
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:13pm Listening Out There:

Oh, "8 1/2". Thanks, Mr. Host Sir....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:16pm sphere:

hello Charlie & company - don't think i have visited yet :)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:16pm Charlie:

Big Busy Doing Nothing greetings to Listening Out There, Jeff, Parq, Michael Shelley, geezerette, ndBob, Uncle Michael (that makes three), sphere -- very glad to see you all!
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:19pm famous original icecreamwolf:

Hello hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:19pm Jeff Golick:

Can't believe I missed "Bob the Bob," but I faved it anyway. Hi Charlie and BDNers.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:20pm Charlie:

geezerette: Interesting connection there re: Nino Rota - Charlie Chaplin.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:21pm Charlie:

yay, famous original icecreamwolf is here :)
and Jeff the Jeff!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:22pm βrian:

And here I am without neither beret nor turtleneck!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:24pm βrian:

Eh, with neither ...
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:24pm Listening Out There:

In the beginning, there was Max Roach. And it was good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:25pm Michael:

Alpha pattern it appears.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:27pm Michael:

Noble Sissle seems like a Bob and Ray name.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:27pm Charlie:

Haha, yes, Michael!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:28pm Charlie:

And what about his partner, Eubie Blake?
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:28pm Listening Out There:

Noble Sissel...the brand you've known and loved for over 40 years...
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:28pm Charlie:

Does the picture look like Greg Hawkes? That's actually a friend of mine from college.
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:30pm Listening Out There:

Always loved this tune from "Shoot the Piano Player"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, it looks *just* like Greg Hawkes.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:32pm βrian:

Like honorable hemp. (A source of moral fiber.)
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:33pm Listening Out There:

Maybe Charlie went to college with Greg Hawkes? Yeah, that's the ticket...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

No bad versions of Jessica?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:35pm Webhamster Henry:

I have this EP ! (I'm a big Singing Science fan)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:36pm Charlie:

Hy, Henry! The sun *is* a mass of incandescent gas. (And so, sometimes, am I.)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:38pm Charlie:

Uncle M -- Jessica is such a happy song. I wish I had the single edit (is there a single edit?). I would've played it.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:41pm βrian:

Elemental Pea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:42pm Webhamster Henry:

TMBG's scientific song update retcons it to "The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma"
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:43pm βrian:

Q, Orestes UVX, Why Z?
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:44pm βrian:

Sorry, that's "Cue Orestes."
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:44pm Charlie:

Que? Qu'est-ce que c'est? Pourquoi? Pourquoi non?
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:48pm βrian:

"Ah, Bach!"
  Thu. 6/30/16 12:48pm rf:

great thanks
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:49pm Mayuko:

Late but now listening! Hello Charlie and everyone.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:54pm Charlie:

Hello, rf, and Mayuko! I think we need to send out for more snacks and beverages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 12:55pm Webhamster Henry:

I made up those two letter codes, and for some reason, the idea has stuck around. It was just so I could have a neat looking list of playlist directories!
Avatar    Thu. 6/30/16 12:56pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Perhaps Babe Ruth candy bars, Charlie. Howdy everyone!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:56pm βrian:

Untidy directories are the Devil's playground!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 12:57pm Charlie:

Well, Henry, we all need organizing principles! (Like songs w. names in the titles, played alphabetically.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:00pm Webhamster Henry:

It's a little tough to do in Russian, nothing starts with ы,ъ, or ь.
And Mayuko can tell you how hard it is in Japanese.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:02pm βrian:

UTF-8 sort order comes to the rescue.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:07pm Charlie:

At first, most of those 2-letter codes matched the DJs' initials or the show's name. Now they're sometimes rather random. How many 2-letter combos are there altogether?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:09pm sphere:

2 * 26^2 combinations, according to Wikipedia.
  Thu. 6/30/16 1:10pm βrian:

cummings sorts after Cummings. Sorry, Ed.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:13pm βrian:

Godfrey Reggio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:14pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes, if lowercase is allowed, yes (2*26)^2 = 2704. I bet WFMU will exhaust that number in the not too distant future.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:15pm βrian:

Not "Tammy's in Love"? Well ok, then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:16pm Parq:

Is that a reference to Cafe Regio on MacDougal? I confess, I've never seen Shaft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 1:16pm Jeff:

Yep. Especially because lowercase isn't currently allowed, so you can axe the "2*".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:17pm Parq:

"Reggio", 'scuse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:17pm listener james from westwood:

Some quality samples in this quality cut.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:17pm Charlie:

Parq -- yes, that Cafe Reggio.
That's ok, on the album they misspell it "Regio"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 1:20pm Jeff:

...but I'm told numeric digits won't break the current Kenzo code. I expect the next frontier (before going hog-wild and expanding beyond two characters) might be moving into digits (maybe just for the second character at first). So 26 * 36, unless digits which look too much like letters get forbidden.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:20pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice to work in a little Partch.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:20pm Charlie:

Some "pet" samples (pet sounds that is).
Also, I think the main sample was from Dana Gillespie's version of "Pay You Back with Interest."
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:21pm Charlie:

"going hog-wild and expanding beyond two characters" -- I like your idea of going hog-wild, Jeff;)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:21pm Charlie:

Henry -- yes, and nice to hear Partch with saxophones!
  Thu. 6/30/16 1:24pm Katya:

Great playlist today, Charlie (as usual)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:25pm schmutz:

sneaking in a very late hello (i first typed that as "hate lello" which made me very uncomfortable)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:25pm geezerette:

Charlie you're playing such great stuff!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:26pm βrian:

And now Charlie has schmutz on his playlist, dear me.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:27pm βrian:

Yvette? Yvonne? Yves? Yasmin? ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 1:28pm Jeff:

@Charlie: I'm a bottomless cesspool of depravity.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:28pm Charlie:

Hey there, Katya and schmutz!
I don't mind being a little schmutzig:)
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:28pm Charlie:

Thanks, geezerette!
Jeff -- aren't we all?
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:36pm βrian:

Hah!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:42pm geezerette:

Nice Z!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:42pm βrian:

Listening in my 1972 Chevy Vega ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:43pm Mike East:

I was hoping my Z prediction was correct :)
Avatar    Thu. 6/30/16 1:43pm Roberto:

I remember this version of ASZ being used during a pivotal scene in the movie Being There.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:44pm Webhamster Henry:

I was exactly looking for On Beyond Zebra recordings to finish this off. See? I don't need a show at all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:44pm Mike East:

great show, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

On Beyond Zebra!! My favorite Dr. Seuss book!!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:44pm ndbob:

M is for mouse and R is for rat sounds just right to me
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:48pm Charlie:

belated greetings to Roberto and Mike East!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:49pm Charlie:

yes, bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 1:51pm Jeff:

Also Sprach Dr. Seusstra!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:52pm βrian:

Thanks, Charlie. I really enjoyed this — though I have nothing to show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:53pm Mike East:

nice one, Jeff
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:54pm geezerette:

Wonderful show Charlie! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Doin' the PigPen dance here.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:55pm βrian:

And why not the schmutz? All in the family.
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:57pm Charlie:

Jeff -- hah!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks, everyone for being here today. I had fun:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/30/16 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Fun as hell on this side too; thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/30/16 1:59pm Michael:

Very nice - Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 6/30/16 9:33pm Charlie:

addendum (or just dumdum): Actually, maybe it was Greg Hawkes after all, whose face I would not have recognized at the time my friend sent me that picture (c. 1980). It looks a lot like my friend, and was something I thought he did as a self-portrait. I removed the picture (which is now at the bottom of the playlist) from the top of the playlist and replaced it with the one that's there now. Good eyes, Michaels Shelley and Uncle!
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