Options Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: Playlist from January 14, 2021 Options

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Options January 14, 2021: Keep your beard out of his soup.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Mary Lou Williams  Boogie Misterioso   Options Mary Lou Williams 78  Bodenheim Biscuit Records   
Hadda Brooks  Swingin' the Boogie   Options Hadda Brooks 78 rpm disc  Hadda Label  0:02:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gus Bodenheim  Hardly Hamster™   Options Gus Bodenheim's Commercial Scams  Rejecto  0:09:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers  Smoke House Blues   Options Jelly Roll Morton stack o' shellac  Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll Records  0:10:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bo Carter  I Keep on Spending My Change   Options Bo Carter 78 rpm disc  Bo Denheim Records  0:14:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Cleo Brown  Tramp   Options Cleo Brown circular 78 pressing  Gus & Cleo's Collaborative Corp.  0:17:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Maxine Sullivan  Who is Sylvia?   Options Maxine Sullivan platter  Label Name Pending Records  0:20:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Euneeda Bodenheim  Wapner's Vaginal Cones™   Options Euneeda Bodenheim 73 rpm disc  Bodenheim & Bailey Records  0:25:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Irene Eisinger & Richard Fritz Wolff  Tic-to Tic-ta   Options Irene & Richard Will Never Sing the Blues  The Little Label that Goes Round and Round  0:27:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Noel Coward  You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To   Options Noel Coward scratchy old 78  Noel's Very Own Label  0:30:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ruth Etting  'Deed I Do   Options Ruth Etting 78 rpm disc  Moe "The Gimp" Snyder Records  0:32:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Whispering Jack Smith  Gimme a Little Kiss (Will Ya, Huh?)   Options Whispering Jack Smith goes at 78  Whispering Discs  0:35:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sophie Tucker  The Lady is a Tramp   Options Sophie Tucker 78 spins per minute  Last of the Red Hot Mamas Records  0:41:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Helen Kane  He's so Unusual   Options Helen at 78  Sweet Sounds from Boop-a-Doopland  0:44:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hartman's Heartbreakers  Please, Mr. Moon, Don't Tell on Me   Options Hartman's Heartbreakers 78  Radiophone Archives  0:47:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jabbo Smith  Michigander Blues   Options Jabbo Smith 78  Don't Mess with Jabbo Records  0:51:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fanny Brice (as Baby Snooks)  Cleanliness   Options 78 rpm disc that goes round  Snooks Discs  0:54:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 12:48pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, early-birds. Oh, wait—there's no one here but me! I've cleaned up the shanty, stocked the "medicine chest" with Sly Weasel™ and Beyond Water™, and set out some scrumptious hors d'oeuvres: kippered antelope, catfish rollmops, possum fritters with a watercress garnish, Drunken Goat Cheese in Drunken Sheep Cheese's clothing, Hardly Hamster™ tartare, Beyond Mouse™ Swedish meatballs, and Implausible Vole™ in blankets. YUM!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm PigeonsAndRust:

In honor of all those registered trademarks you should play one of the records where Scrappy Lambert and Billy Hillpot aliased as the Smith Brothers--Trade and Mark
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Pauly from Clifton:

Good afternoon, Miss Lolabelle and PigeonsAndRust! I hope Mr. Courtney finds a way to celebrate the birthday (01/13/1886) of the irrepressible and irresistible Sophie Tucker. I've got a Rancho Malario and a mason jar of Beyond Water at the ready!
  4:40pm Listener Robert:

I wonder if those Thist Tablets are grandfathered. Or great-grandfathered.

Asminyl looks no different from Tedral.
Avatar 4:56pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Oh, my! All the catfish rollmops are gone. But no one's touched the BM™ Swedish meatballs.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 5:59pm ultradamno:

Fablio says he's playing "Big Star" right now but can't even be bothered to say who, lazy!
Avatar 6:01pm Jennica:

Hi Courtney and Lolabelle... and ALL.
  6:02pm Morgan:

uh oh
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm spodiodi:

greetings, Lolabelle Pancake and Codger fans
  6:02pm Morgan:

i smell reefer
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm G:

There is no influenza this season. Check the stats. All the kool kids are doing the Rona this season.
  6:02pm Neal:

I wanna try some BM meatballs!!!
Avatar 6:03pm Lolabelle Pancake:

All the artists featured by Courtney are BIG STARS, and he doesn't have to make a big deal about it. The stature of these artists speak for themselves. Or itself. Or theirself. You know what I mean.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm dale:

this is toe tapping. it goes with the hard palpitations in my chest.
Avatar 6:03pm Jennica:

G: Tru.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm ultradamno:

Indeed, Lolabelle!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm PigeonsAndRust:

BM Meatballs do the Boogie Misterioso in yer entrails
Avatar 6:03pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, Jennica. I understand you're a good friend of Gus Bodenheim. He will (try to) sell us something on this week's show.
  6:04pm Miss G:

NOT THE ROLLMOPS! I was encouraged to have them in the house, and the odour lingered on surfaces and skin for so many days. . .no. I would not have it. But I would have some of that THIST for that "letdown feeling!" (Love Mary Lou Williams)
Avatar 6:04pm Jennica:

I love GusB.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm dave wuz here:

pound those horse teeth
  6:05pm Neal:

Is there a secret ingredient in the BM meatballs?
Avatar 6:06pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Gus had to testify in his three-piece paternity suit this past week. Courtney will talk about it next week.
Avatar 6:07pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Neal: Yes, of course. They contain Beyond Mouse™, a fine product from Delbarton Kitchens.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Great start!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Floradix Hundwasser:

Better than his birthday suit, I hope. That one hardly fits him anymore! Holes everywhere.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm G:

Keyless remote, but not a brickless remote
Avatar 6:07pm Jennica:

I know GusB can testify.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm brainiac:

strychnine sulfate gets a bum rap
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm West Trenton Vinnie:

i am WFMU hippie, openly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Webhamster Henry:

Courtney wasn't huffing the paint's VOCs was he?
Avatar 6:10pm HyperDose:

Quick-dry paint is a sponsor too?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:11pm G:

Soy hamster! NUM!
  6:11pm Morgan:

he didn’t use kerosene for paint thinner again
Avatar 6:11pm Jennica:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Webhamster Henry:

I must strongly object to this "Hardly Hamster™". I may not be a Hamster, but I play one on the WFMU chat boards.
Avatar 6:12pm Jennica:

I especially love the Sbucks mocking with whom I've always had issues.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm dale:

and now it's time for delbarton pharmaceuticals diuretic.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm listener 126464:

It's on your grocer's shelf.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm ultradamno:

"Gus Bodenheim's Commercial Scams" needs presence at this Bandcamp all the WFMU kids like to go to over the summer
  6:13pm Morgan:

i don’t know—could it be as moist as real hamster?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:14pm G:

Now I'm hankering for some soy jellyroll substitute.
Avatar 6:14pm Jennica:

Paleo-accessible, so moist enough.
Avatar 6:14pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Henry, you are not "hardly" hamster—you're the real deal! Didn't you play lead guitar in the Allhamster Brothers Band?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:14pm G:

with soy hot peppers
  6:15pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Ham Stir! It's what's for dinner.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm G:

ham stir fry?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm G:

artist Bo, album Bo, label Bo
Avatar 6:16pm Stashu:

I like scrambled eggs! I also like beans. Any bean will do.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm PigeonsAndRust:

Bo Carter 78's ain't cheap!
  6:17pm Miss G:

@ultradamno *L* Bandcamp -- I like to camp out there every month on special Fridays! No bugs please.
Avatar 6:18pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, Stashu. Aren't you the station's polka bon vivant?
  6:18pm The Butterman:

I like bread and.…
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm G:

no polking Stashu
Avatar 6:19pm HyperDose:

Legend has it old Bo only needed one string to play
Avatar 6:20pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney likes polkas. He also like pierogis. He made some recently and they were stuffed with Implausible Vole™.
Avatar 6:20pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Another fine product of Delbarton Kitchens.
  6:21pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Hyperdose,yeah, that was one helluva string.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:21pm G:

Shakespeare ripoff!!! haha
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:22pm dale:

galumpkis made with implausable boar has a tang that's missing from the edible ones.
  6:22pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Lollabelle is there a cookbook in the offing?
Avatar 6:22pm Jennica:

I used to dance the Polka. Miss it.
Avatar 6:22pm Lolabelle Pancake:

No spoilers, Davey!
  6:23pm Laura L:

Lolabelle, I plumb forgot to turn on my reddy-o 20 minutes ago! I'm so mad I forgot, I wonder if you can you recommend something for my nonasthmatic paroxysms?
Avatar 6:24pm HyperDose:

Polka is an acquired skill, like eating jelly beans for dinner
  6:25pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

I'm inclined to go to trade blows and get the newly improved Spam with implausible hamster.
Avatar 6:25pm Jennica:

I have never eaten jelly beans for dinner (unlike Implausible Vole pierogis), but I can Polka like nobody's business.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:26pm ultradamno:

I'm impressed by Euneeda's police evading skills
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:26pm dale:

vaginals cones are much more user friendly than the vaginal blocks.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:27pm brainiac:

Euneeda Bodenheim like a hole in the head.
Avatar 6:27pm Jennica:

Davey: Which one? Spam Lite, Teriyaki, jalepeno, black pepper...? Yay, Euneeda! She cracks me up.
  6:28pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

It was always a toss up, chocolate eclair, or a vaginal cone.
  6:29pm KWilde:

Best ads on the air anywhere
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm dale:

ha ha! or should i say titter guffaw?
Avatar 6:29pm Davee:

I want a cone
Avatar 6:29pm HyperDose:

So I take it the vaginal cone is not ATF approved?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm ultradamno:

The word 'explode' really pops out at you there.
  6:30pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Jennica,now you've knitted my brow in a pool table type concentration
Avatar 6:31pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Wapner's Cones really pack a wallop. There are some military-grade ingredients. (In small amounts, of course.)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:31pm PigeonsAndRust:

I'm imagining 'Get Smart' with a Vaginal Cone of Silence, and now you have to, as well
  6:31pm KWilde:

Implausible Vole, Hardly Hamster - so many vegan choices
  6:32pm Listener Robert:

Laugh all you want, but picric acid has a long and well respected history as an antiseptic ingredient of salves. And it won't blow up unless you initiate it with an explosive primer -- and who would put an explosive primer on a burn or other lesion, huh?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:33pm dale:

i don't want to be this young buck noel is singing to. he probably has bad breath on top of the too-strong cologne.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:33pm G:

I thought this was a strictly noncommercial station
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:34pm dale:

vaginal friction is a real affliction robert. sets off all kinds of reactions.
  6:34pm Listener Robert:

I don't know who wrote the singer's part, but the clarinet player in "Tic-to" must've had the page turned to Schubert.
Avatar 6:34pm Jennica:

As intended, Davey. I'm picturing it. Looks good on you.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:35pm G:

Courtney has dragged the board into the gutter again lol (explain to him what an lol is)
Avatar 6:35pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney learned recently that when you write "LOL" after something, it makes it twice as funny!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:36pm G:

LOL is super super super comical.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:37pm brainiac:

Because of the sarcasm in "Lots Of Love"?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm G:

It took a year to get one kiss in them days?
Avatar 6:38pm Davee:

It doesn't sound like Jack is whispering
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm ultradamno:

If you really want to bump up the hilarity add ROTFLOL, but be careful, people have died.
Avatar 6:38pm HyperDose:

"gimme a little cold sore" famous last words
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm G:

Is this couple wearing masks?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:40pm dale:

i think courtney needs to court marion webster. lovers of this music will know what i mean.
  6:40pm The Butterman:

Only Rex or Spazz can bring us to such lows as Courtney has this evening.
Avatar 6:40pm Jennica:

Lately, those that have died from ROTFLOL are often documented as having kicked it from The VID.
  6:40pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Jennica, and top it off with a hamster free pork pie Stetson
Avatar 6:40pm Jennica:

Mmm. Davey. You know how to party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, Old Codger and Codgerinos!
  6:41pm Listener Robert:

This isn't enough to slake my Thursday oldies thirst, so starting next week I'll tear myself away from DJ Trouble in the morning to listen to Jan Turkenburg's 64+ YO records on Sheila's Jungle. It's good -- better than I remember even the late Rich Conaty's show was.
Avatar 6:41pm Davee:

Johnny on the Spot?
Avatar 6:41pm HyperDose:

I hear there's a blender and margarita mix in the sulking shed
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:42pm ultradamno:

What's the ruling on moping?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:42pm PigeonsAndRust:

I'm beginning to wonder if Mr. Edison is Strong Bad's long lost cousin.
  6:42pm Listener Robert:

Darn, reading the playlist the wrong way, it must've been "Who Is Sylvia?" that had the clarinet part quote Schubert's Unfinished.
Avatar 🎸 6:43pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

I don't think the Pouting Shanty would be tolerable without the fully-assembled cat.
Avatar 6:44pm Mailman Tom:

Sophie Tucker was born in the Ukraine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In the poutin' shanty, is there a shoutin' pantry?
Avatar 6:45pm Davee:

In 1886
Avatar 6:46pm Lolabelle Pancake:

The reason we have "albums" and "labels" on today's playlist is because of a legal requirement for a music business extortion racket called Soundies Exchange, or something. We objected, but in this rare instance Courtney was overruled by management.
Avatar 6:47pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Helen's beau has queer notions.
  6:48pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Someone left their panties in the shanty..Perhaps I can fish em out with the vagcone.
Avatar 6:48pm Jennica:

Davey, HA!
Avatar 6:49pm Davee:

Those are not undies it's a mask
Avatar 🎸 6:49pm (Murakami Whywolf):

Ken From Hyde Park:
No, but there is a shoutin' panty (or 'step-in', as Mr Edison probably knows them).
  6:50pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Jennica I'm trying to get a black belt in partying,it's tough work, not for the squeamish
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm D Rok (in brooklyn):

Davefrom Brooklyn: They confused the Poutin' Shanty with the panty shanty?
That's right next to the outhouse AKA Sh*ttin' Shanty
Avatar 6:50pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Ultra: Moping is halfway between pouting and sulking. It's a bridge mood.
Avatar 6:51pm Jennica:

Step-ins originated after Courtney formed his freewheeling habits.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm PigeonsAndRust:

Originally on Buff Bluebird. Wish I had a copy!
  6:51pm Edward:

I always wonder whether the skinny old coot egging on Betty Lou ever got anywhere with her, or was he just relegated to the Friend Zone.
  6:51pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Davee,waiting for the scratch n sniff lab results
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm G:

doubtin' sanity in the Poutin' Shanty
Avatar 6:51pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney thinks the coot just stood there picking and drooling.
Avatar 6:52pm Jennica:

Davey, where are you so far? Yellow belt? Green? Mastering the techniques can take quite awhile.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:53pm PigeonsAndRust:

In Canada it's a Poutine Shanty
  6:53pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Jennica, that's highly classified info@
Avatar 6:54pm Jennica:

Poutine Shanty made with Beyond Mouse™
  6:54pm Edward:

Lolabelle: Too needy, right?
Avatar 🎸 6:54pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

Lolabelle Pancake:
Hiding in plain sight was all many had, and for some incomprehension was the closes they could get to acceptance. I get the feeling that a fair number of people knew (or assumed) what was going-on in a 'Boston marriage', but a fair number had no idea…

Similarly, people talk of growing marijuana in the '50s protected by ignorance.
Avatar 6:54pm Jennica:

Davey, okay - show me later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm steveo:

Greetings. 'Tis a pleasure to be listening this e'en.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:54pm ultradamno:

@Lolabelle So maybe just a caution for moping with a 'pull it back to pouting' advisory?
Avatar 🎸 6:55pm (((Murakami Whywolf):

His habits might have been formed by the time there were step-ins, but I think he was still interested in learning new things back then—which he now likely regards as a BIG MISTAKE.
Avatar 6:55pm Davee:

Dirty neck!
Avatar 6:56pm HyperDose:

I wish there wasn't an hour time limit in the poutin shanty. I have coin, I'll pay for an extension!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm dave wuz here:

ya dirty neck little freak
  6:56pm Davefrom Brooklyn:

Jennica, see you in the shanty
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:56pm G:

Is this skit harrassment?
Avatar 6:56pm nematomorpha:

Thank You!
Here it's 1am
listening really loud.
my neighbours think i'm a time traveller
Avatar 6:56pm Jennica:

Courtney doesn't much care for change, you don't say, (((MW)))?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:56pm dale:

germs? or resilience?
Avatar 6:57pm Jennica:

Davey, [Blushing]
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:57pm ultradamno:

An antecedent of Li'l Markie?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:57pm spodiodi:

thank you, Lolabelle and Courtney
see you snooks
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:57pm ultradamno:

...just replace clean for JC
Avatar 🎸 6:57pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

No, he does not care for change—anything less than a twenty-dollar gold-piece and he won't even _think_ of bending over.

(I mean, of course, to pick it up.)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:58pm dale:

never too young to consider vaginal cones snooks.
  6:58pm Laura L:

I recommend Courtney get a Peeve Porch added to the back of the Poutin' Shanty!
Avatar 6:58pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Always use soap AND water.
Avatar 🎸 6:58pm (((Murakami Whywolf):

Whatever else you do, avoid the HORRENDOUS Canadian potable known as a 'poutine shandy'.
Avatar 6:58pm HyperDose:

This is how orphans beg for extra scraps of food, I've seen it
Avatar 6:59pm Jennica:

Thank you, Lolabelle and Courtney. Yes, will miss you 'til next week. Bye all...
Avatar 6:59pm HyperDose:

Lolabelle keep that Sears proof of purchase!
Avatar 🎸 6:59pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

I've just heard an hideous absence of Flip the Frog!.
  7:00pm J&E in Ithaca NY:

Nice Frank Norris shoutout!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm G:

Bye Jennica -- now we can all get back to some healthy Rona Psychosis
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm ultradamno:

It is a terrible amphibian vacuum
Avatar 7:00pm Jennica:

Thank goodness for new anxieties, G.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm G:

  11:13am Marco:

Lolabelle needs a raise. You can take the pennies from Gus Bodenheim's salary … I think he is being overpaid.
Avatar 2:33pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Marco: I read this to Gus. He said: "Why, of all the unmitigated audacity! I wonder if this 'Marco' has any idea of the scope of my philanthropy?" Personally, I don't. But just the other day I heard him refer to himself as "the real heroes." Plural. That ought to tell us that Gus considers himself a man of prodigious accomplishment. In light of his volatile temperament, we are disinclined to argue.
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