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 09 March 2017 Options | Something's coming (Marathon, week one)

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Petra Haden  Superman Theme   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    0:00:00 ()
Tchaikovsky  Trepak, from The Nutcracker   Options     0:03:24 ()
Aavikko & Felix Kubin  Superlake Beat   Options History of Muysic  Muysic For Peoples  0:04:31 ()
Glomag  Transmission   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    0:07:07 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:10:22 ()
Yukari Fresh, with Pez from Novophonic  Radio Active Flat   Options Cityrama  Escalator  0:17:07 ()
Boogarins  Avalanche   Options Manual  Other Music  0:20:22 ()
Marshall Crenshaw  Something's Gonna Happen   Options 12-inch single  Shake  0:24:59 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  0:27:08 ()
Susanna and The Magical Orchestra  It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    0:33:12 ()
Cate Le Bon  Duke   Options Mug Museum  Wichita  0:36:37 ()
Yoko Ono  Kite Song   Options Approximately Infinite Universe; Walking on Thin Ice (anthology)  Apple; Ryko  0:40:41 ()
Maxine Weldon  Make It With You   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    0:43:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:46:32 ()
Cilla Black  Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)   Options Best of the EMI Years  EMI  0:52:00 ()
Duke Ellington  Diga Diga Doo   Options Hot from the Cotton Club  EMI  0:54:15 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
IQU 
Loving You   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    0:57:10 ()
Sex Mob  I Vitelloni   Options Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti: Sexmob Plays Fellini - The Music of Nino Rota  Royal Potato Family  1:01:17 ()
Hatfield and the North  Share It   Options Rotter's Club  Virgin  1:04:03 ()
Lovin' Spoonful  Full Measure   Options Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful  Kama Sutra  1:07:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Stravinsky 
loop from Symphony in Three Movements   Options Igor conducting Columbia Symphony Orchestra  Columbia  1:09:58 ()
Kevin Morby  The Ballad of Arlo Jones   Options Still Life  Woodsist  1:15:23 ()
Rosemary Clooney  Something's Gotta Give   Options Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie!  RCA  1:20:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Jerry Goldsmith 
New York Skyline, from Our Man Flint   Options In Like Flint/Our Man Flint (soundtrack)  Varèse Sarabande  1:26:33 ()
Tall Dwarfs  Sign the Dotted Line   Options Weeville  Flying Nun  1:26:38 ()
Tall Dwarfs  Mr. Broccoli   Options Weeville  Flying Nun  1:28:43 ()
Raincoats  Lola   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    1:31:14 ()
Isley Brothers  It's Your Thing   Options Greatest Hits  T-Neck  1:35:09 ()
The Hi-Lo's with The Marty Paich Dek-Tette  Something's Coming   Options And All That Jazz  Columbia  1:40:44 ()
Talking Heads  Mind   Options Fear of Music  Sire  1:43:41 ()
Kahimi Karie  The Harder They Come   Options on my premium CD, "Mood Shirt (70's Do-Over)"    1:47:22 ()
Shannon and the Clams  You Let Me Rust   Options Gone by the Dawn  Hardly Art  1:51:01 ()
Shannon and the Clams  How Long   Options Gone by the Dawn  Hardly Art  1:55:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.   

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 11:43am Gary:

Use the pledge widget above to credit Charlie's show, or click here: pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 11:54am Charlie:

Yes, Gary, and hi, and thanks for the link! Gary Sullivan, everyone, my virtual co-host, and host of the amazing Bodega Pop Live, heard here on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio Wednesday evenings, 7-10PM -- wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 11:55am Charlie:

On today's show, pledges of $75 or more automatically get you my premium CD:
Mood Shirt (70’s do-over) --
Covers of ’70s hits in unexpected and/or mutated styles — the true mood of the much-maligned decade finally revealed!
pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 11:57am βrian:

Ok, I laid down some lucre for BDN, but I fear I may never do so again ... *sniff*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 11:58am Dave in Vermont:

Why did βrian say 'Departing Charlie'? Are you retiring?
Or was that supposed to be 'Departing. Charlie is coming up...'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:00pm Parq:

Hi Charlie. Hi, Gary. Kill 'em today. Gang, remember, this just may be your last chance to pledge to Charlie. Do it now, so you won't have to spend the rest of your life wandering aimlessly in a haze of regret and self-recrimination, playing over and over again in your mind that one moment when you could have made all the difference but chose instead to get pizza.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Greetin's, Charlie, allied Drummersomers, and lis'ners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:01pm βrian:

Charlie will soon be off to the land of ontologies, resource discovery, and foxed vellum, I fear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:03pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I just pledged about a half-hour ago online, and sent some of it to Busy Doing Nothing. I dunno if you got the message already. If not, there's some money for you(r show)!
Avatar Thu. 3/9/17 12:03pm Wilson K:

Petra Haden just like that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:04pm Gary:

Yes, Wendy, and THANK YOU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

Pledge for Charlie's amazing sweep of music. Pledge for Charlie's beautifully woven emails. Pledge for Charlie's poetic mic breaks. Pledge for his singalongs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:05pm Sem Chumbo:

If "foxed vellum" is not the English Ur-folk group, I'll move to Lindesfarne post haste.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:05pm Charlie:

Hi all! Will catch up with you in a little bit -- thanks for being here:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:06pm Wendy del Formaggio:

You're welcome, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:08pm Michael:

Afternoon all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:09pm listener james from westwood:

Foxed Vellum Brings the Flood
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:09pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, Go Charlie! There are the Knowable Nothingnesses, and the Unknowable Nothingnesses, Charlie covers them all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:12pm Sem Chumbo:

Very witty, Westwood James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Making SURE I'll miss you, Charlie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:12pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thank you Jeff M. from Jersey City for your generous pledge! "Doing Nothing is an essential part of my week. I'm devastated for selfish reasons that you'll be taking time off, but hope it's a great new chapter," Jeff writes ... _with ink made from his own tears_.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:12pm annie:

good morning charlie!! i'll be pledging..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:12pm doctorjazz:

(Petra Haden's covers of The Who, Movie Tunes, Standards, are all wonderful! Great opening!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:13pm Webhamster Henry:

Glomag is an old friend of mine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:17pm Parq:

CL stands for Charlie Lewis, but what does Charlie Lewis stand for? From what I hear, just about anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:18pm Little Danny:

Go Charlie Go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:22pm Jeff Golick:

Charlie & Busy Doing Nothing represent for me something like the Platonic ideal of an FMU show: filled with delightful surprises, familiar friends, erudite breaks, and not without some mystery. It's why we listen, and keep coming back. That's gotta be worth...something, no?

PLEDGE IT UP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:23pm Gary:

Pledge now to be in the running for this sonic gem from Brazil! pledge.wfmu.org...
  Thu. 3/9/17 12:23pm jan:

Pledging for your remaining days at WFMU while coping with the cognitive dissonance that the news of your imminent departure has caused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:23pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Ooh! Boogarins! Everyone pledge for Boogarins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:24pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thank you Jan, from NYC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:24pm Wendy del Formaggio:

If I'm in the running for Boogarins, take me out because I already own it. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:25pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Hi Wendy! Hi Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:26pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERTS: BR from NYC and our own Jeff Golick of the amazing D:O Radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:27pm Listening Out There:

Sounds like today, "BDN" means "Bye, Dang Nabbit"...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:28pm Gary:

D:0 Jeff writes: "Nobody does it better than Busy Doing Nothing. We'll always have the archives (**sniff**)."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Ace at Exchange Place! Who are you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:30pm Gary:

AND THE WINNER OF BOOGARINS IS ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:30pm Parq:

What Jeff G said at 12:22.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:31pm Gary:

Congratulations and thanks again, Jan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:31pm βrian:

Ach! I thought I felt its presence, even!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:32pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Question: If I did a Swag for Life Pledge online, then want to get in the running for prizes, do I have to make an additional pledge?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:32pm annie:

okey dokey pledge on the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:33pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thank you Annie in Ashville, NC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:34pm Gary:

Very generally, prizes are given to pledges made at the time the prize is up for grabs -- as a way of enticing pledges!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:34pm Brian in UK:

Charlie. Good luck at The Will Rogers Academy for Those Who Know Which Way Is Up. You will be sorely missed but we can get cream for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:35pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

@Wendy. Thank you for your fb birthday posts today! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:38pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thank you, Zoe from Sugarloaf, NY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:39pm Parq:

Wendy del F, no. If you're SWL, you get an email at marathon time referring you to a secure link where you re-up your account (raising or lowering the amount, if you are so inclined) and pick your swag. There is an option to spread your pledge out among shows (which you name) and then part of your year's amount gets credited to that show and a pledge card gets generated. If you want to be in on the grand prize (e.g., $75 and up), that's a different matter. The neat thing is, you can (again, if you are so inclined) pick DJ premiums and then name completely different DJs to get the credit for your pledge, thereby spreading the love out even further.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:41pm Charlie:

Thanks Annie and Zoe for your pledges <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:41pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Ace: Ohhhh, okay! :-)
Happy birthday, again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:41pm Charlie:

pledges of $20 or more get you in the running for this Cate Le Bon CD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:42pm βrian:

Not Franny and Zooey??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:42pm Charlie:

plege here: pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:45pm Gary:

Last chance to pledge for Cate Le Bon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:45pm Charlie:

Them too, βrian
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:47pm Brian in UK:

Give us your BREAD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:49pm Gary:

And the winner of the Cate Le Bon album is ... (I literally just flipped a coin)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:50pm Artie Haywire:

Love those Boogarins. Catch them live if you can...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:51pm listener james from westwood:

Get those pledges rolling in so Gary has to determine the next winner by rolling a 20-sided die!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:52pm Gary:

Congratulations, Zoe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

This Cilla Black is what I love about Charlie's show in a nutshell.
  Thu. 3/9/17 12:55pm sugarwolf:

Oh cool! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:57pm annie:

icosahedron, right ljfw? or dodecahedron.... hhmmm..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 12:58pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael! You've played that Cilla Black track too! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:00pm listener james from westwood:

@annie: Icosahedron. The delightful 12-sided die is a dodecahedron.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:01pm Gary:

Who doesn't want this trippy Loving You in their life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

Cilla Black has some album covers that are...uh...very of their time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:08pm Gary:

Last chance to pledge for Sex Mob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:10pm doctorjazz:

Love Steven Bernstein and Sex Mob (and most else he's involved in), I'll put in some for this. (Jack from Westfield).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

I have? I'm sitting here thinking I'm too much of a coward to play it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:10pm annie:

long ago i made oaktag forms in those shapes and wrapped them in thread.. now i just make decahedrons, much easier..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:12pm Jeff Golick:

It's a double-shot-of-the-Spoonful kind of day today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:14pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Jack from Westfield, NJ, thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:21pm Wendy del Formaggio:

If I'm allowed to be in the running for Kevin Morby, please put me there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:23pm Wendy del Formaggio:

FYI, Kevin Morby is touring this summer in CA with a bunch of Brattleboro musicians (current or former), including King Tuff, Ruth Garbus, Chris Weisman, and Tune-Yards! Go see them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/9/17 1:24pm Uncle Michael:

Moar Johnny Mercer songs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:25pm Gary:

Winners about to be announced ... sit tight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:26pm βrian:

C'mere. Sexmob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:27pm Gary:

Sex Mob goes to Jack in Westfield! and Kevin Moby goes to Wendy in Vermont! Thank you both and congratulations!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:27pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Thanks for the extra pledge, Wendy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:28pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yay! Thanks Charlie and Gary... and Kevin Morby!
Congrats also to Jack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:28pm βrian:

Ach, sailed right past me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:29pm Jeff Golick:

Jack in Westfield aka @doctorjazz, I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:30pm Jeff Golick:

Did the Tall Dwarfs ever record a dud? I doubt it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:31pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Okay, I must say farewell for now. Back to work with me. Happy Marathon, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:32pm doctorjazz:

Cool, thanks! (yup, I'm Jack)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:34pm Gary:

My favorite postpunk band, mostly for Odyshape
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:34pm Charlie:

Luv them Tall Dwarfs!
Cool, Jack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:36pm Charlie:

Gary, that's a fabulous album:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:39pm Jeff Golick:

Wait, it's MY thing? Has that been the case all along?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:41pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Danny from Los Angeles, CA -- thank you so much for your generous pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:44pm Parq:

Charlie, do you know the version that Todd Rudgren (via Utopia) does of "Something" on his mid-70s "Another Live" album? I think you'd dig it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:47pm Charlie:

No Parq! Which "something" are we talking about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:47pm Gary:

Last change to PLEDGE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:48pm Gary:

PLEDGE ALERT: Kevin from Brooklyn, who writes "Busy Doing Nothing but pledging to a grreat show and person. Gonna miss ya, Charlie, but hope you'll be back."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:48pm Gary:

And Tall Dwarfs goes to ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:49pm Gary:

Kevin in Brooklyn will receive the Tall Dwarfs Weeville reissue! Congratulations and THANK YOU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:50pm Jeff Golick:

Oh man wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:50pm KevinfromBayRidge:

YaY... Now I gotta get my phonograph fuctional-like!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:51pm doctorjazz:

What a wild "Harder They Come"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:51pm Webhamster Henry:

This sounds like a great Premium, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:51pm Gary:

Kahimi is monster awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:54pm Gary:

Pledge now for a chance at Shannon and the Clams!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:55pm Charlie:

Henry -- it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Charlie's premiums are so thoughtfully conceived and executed. Each one is like a miniature master's thesis.

They are also fantastically listenable. Beyond whatever thematic concept is at work, every selection is a treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 1:58pm Charlie:

thank you Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:00pm Gary:

And the Shannon and the Clams goes to Danny in Los Angeles! -- congrats and thank you!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:01pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie. I too look forward to your premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:02pm Gary:

Thanks everyone! Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:02pm Charlie:

Thank you everyone! Will catch up on comments later:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/9/17 2:12pm Charlie:

And thanks to Gery S. for being my virtual co-host today!
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