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Playlist for 23 April 2007 Options | First thought, first thought

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Lesbians on Ecstasy  It's Practically Freedom   Options We Know You Know  Alien8    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Coco Rosie  Rainbowarriors   Options The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn  Touch and Go 
0:03:33 (Pop‑up)
The Phigg-Newtons  Have You Never Been Mellow   Options Seventies Mutations (various artists)  Constructo Tower  download the album here  0:07:24 (Pop‑up)
abbbba  Dancing Kueen   Options Billboard Head Soup (various artists)  Touch and Go 
0:09:25 (Pop‑up)
J Dilla  Nothing Like This   Options Ruff Draft  Stones Throw    0:13:50 (Pop‑up)
Carpenters  Hurting Each Other   Options box  A&M 
0:16:29 (Pop‑up)
Twink  Ice Cream Headache   Options Ice Cream Truckin'  Mulatta    0:19:01 (Pop‑up)
LCD Soundsystem  Watch the Tapes   Options Sound of Silver  Capitol 
0:21:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jackie Davis 
Glow Worm Cha-Cha-Cha   Options Ultra Lounge 2: Mambo Fever (various artists)  Capitol  Your DJ reads a poem over this number...  0:25:47 (Pop‑up)
Prince and the Revolution  Take Me With U   Options Purple Rain  Warner Bros. 
0:34:28 (Pop‑up)
Au Revoir Simone  Sad Song   Options The Bird of Music  Our Secret Recording Company    0:37:57 (Pop‑up)
Gilberto Gil  Afoxe E   Options Um Banda Um  EMI-Odeon / Warner Bros. 
0:42:10 (Pop‑up)
Dogliotti  Las Manzanas   Options Candombe for Export / Candombe Liso  Vampisoul    0:46:09 (Pop‑up)
Adrian Belew  Big Electric Cat   Options Desire of the Rhino King  Island 
0:49:17 (Pop‑up)
Panda Bear  Take Pills   Options Person Pitch  Paw Tracks    0:53:13 (Pop‑up)
Jaime Delgado Aparicio  La Arana (Patricia Aspilaga, vocal)   Options El Embajador y Yo (soundtrack)  Vampisoul 
0:57:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel    1:00:15 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Creatures  De Ra Tu Get   Options Tiny Creatures  Imaginary Albums  also on Birdsong  1:04:49 (Pop‑up)
Run On  Hit Run   Options Scoot  Sonic Bubblegum 
1:08:30 (Pop‑up)
Warn Defever  Happy Apple: Sad Song   Options Remixes  Time Stereo    1:14:00 (Pop‑up)
Her Highness  Tattoo Waltz   Options Major Keez Joined by Her Highness in the Neither Land  Birdsong 
1:17:09 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Boris the Spider   Options Thirty Years of Maximum R&B  MCA    1:19:59 (Pop‑up)
Bananarama  Cruel Summer   Options Bananarama  London 
1:22:52 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  These Foolish Things   Options The Singles Vol. 2 : 1960-63  Hip-O / Polydor    1:26:17 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Aphex Twin 
cd 1, track 8   Options Selected Ambient Works vol. II  Sire    1:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Rickie Lee Jones  Low Spark of High Heeled Boys   Options It's Like This  Artemis 
1:34:30 (Pop‑up)
El Perro del Mar  Candy   Options El Perro del Mar  Memphis Industries    1:39:45 (Pop‑up)
Jimi Tenor  Night in Loimaa   Options Out of Nowhere  Matador / Warp 
1:42:59 (Pop‑up)
Shoukichi Kina  Shimaguwa Song, remix by Fantastic Plastic Machine   Options Asia Groove (unreleased compilation assembled by Rob Weisberg)    visit Rob  1:48:05 (Pop‑up)
Terri Fisher  Look What You're Doing   Options Fixin' Hole: Tamar's 2003 WFMU Marathon Premium    and Tamar  1:53:39 (Pop‑up)
Shelia Chandra  Out on My Own   Options Out on My Own: The Indipop Recordings  Caroline 
1:55:43 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Archie Bell & The Drells 
Tighten Up loop   Options mp3 library      2:00:32 (Pop‑up)
Mocean Worker  Shake Ya Boogie   Options Cinco de Mowo!  MoWo! Inc.    2:06:06 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Cantor  Cheer Up, Smile, Nertz   Options collection   
2:08:44 (Pop‑up)
Enrico Caruso  Bella Figlia Dell'amore (w Abott, Homer & Scotti)   Options The Complete Caruso vol 3    "Lovely daughter of love / I am enslaved by your charms"
from Rigoletto (Verdi), act III
2:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Mrs. Miller  There Goes My Everything   Options Mrs. Elva Miller  mp3 library 

"Vibrato so wide, you could
drive a truck through it"
2:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Jim Leonard  Under the Double Eagle   Options Super Saw  Em    2:18:33 (Pop‑up)
Tabata's Human Insect  title in Japanese   Options Unacknowledged Pop Song Collection vol. 666 (various artists)  Xerxes / Nu NuLax NuLan 
2:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Hickory Bottom Harmoneers  I've Got Heaven on My Mind   Options Shall We Gather At The River? - African-American Sacred Music from the Florida Folklife Collection  Florida Folklife Collection    2:24:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    2:27:08 (Pop‑up)
Blind Boy Fuller  Weeping Willow   Options 1935-1938 Remastered  JSP Records    2:35:10 (Pop‑up)
Rosey Grier  It's All Right to Cry   Options Free to Be... You and Me  Arista 
2:38:27 (Pop‑up)
Judee Sill  Things Are Lookin' Up   Options Dreams Come True  Water    2:41:17 (Pop‑up)
Family Affair  Bye Bye Blues   Options Evil Ways  Fern 
2:44:23 (Pop‑up)
Pulp  Sorted for E's and Wizz   Options Different Class  Island    2:48:09 (Pop‑up)
My Favorite  You Belong With Us   Options Love at Absolute Zero  Double Agent 
2:51:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date (slowed down)   Options mp3 library    sine-off music!   

Listener comments!

  9:00am Commentator:

My comment is naught.
  11:14am Charlie:

The emptiness of your comment is full of possibility.
  5:11pm Greg:

You know, Charles, old boy, this visual element you've added here may just be to overwhelming for the listeners. A splendid show, I must note, and the photography selection suits it handsomely. Here's hoping individuals Googling for a new Peterbilt or Mack come across this page and become big Chaz fans.
  6:21pm Charlie:

Glad you enjoyed the pix, Greg. And any trucker who listens to 'FMU is a real Mack daddy as far as I'm concerned!
  11:12am QJ:

Sort of like the WFMU staff.
  3:23pm Mike Lupica:

I commented to Charlie in person regarding this last week, but I would also like to publicly thank him for having the godlike insight to give Rosey Grier's "It's Alright to Cry" some airtime. I'd be hesitant to re-examine most of the other songs from the "Free to Be" collection, but that's one for the ages, no doubt. Thanks Chas!

(Useless trivia: I was in my school's 4th grade production of "Free to Be" and sang parts in both "Glad to Have a Friend Like You" and "Helping".)
  3:23pm Lupica Again:

Crap, I've now listened to it seven times in a row.
  5:29pm Charlie:

It is not useless trivia to tell us that you were in your school's 4th grade production of "Free to Be," because, at this point, there's only one thing that will get this song out of your head, Mike: an all-staff WFMU production of "Free to Be"! And you can head it up, since you already know the songs and stuff. We could throw in some songs from "Really Rosie," while we're at it. "It might make you feel better." Anyway, glad you're enjoying your own personal Rosey Grier-a-thon!
  11:10pm Kenzo:

Don't hesitate! I still have the original record. I brought it all back into my life when I was asked to fill in for the children's show at another station:

I remember when my sister played a part in "William Has a Doll."
  10:11pm Charlie:

So, Kenzo, you will be a natural to sing that number yourself! It's all falling together...
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