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 04 November 2010 Options | Radio pillow

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Ira Luft  The Radio Show Intro   Options Context 70  no label    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Jac Berrocal  Rock 'n Roll Station   Options Fatal Encounters  Megaphone    0:01:11 (Pop‑up)
Felix Kubin  Menthol Radio Swing   Options Matki Wandalki  A-Musik    0:05:09 (Pop‑up)
Jimmie Haskell & Orchestra  Vanguard   Options 7-inch single  Imperial    0:07:13 (Pop‑up)
YMCK  Come On! Swing All Stars   Options Family Racing  Usagi-Chang    0:08:59 (Pop‑up)
Bill LeBlanc  Static on the Brain   Options I'm Just the Other Woman: MSR Madness vol. 4 (various artists)  Carnage Press    0:12:44 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Didn't Want to Have to Do It   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    0:15:21 (Pop‑up)
Hungry March Band  Paranoid   Options Critical Brass  Hungry March Band    0:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Glomag  Transmission   Options downloaded from his website      0:19:44 (Pop‑up)
Stooges  I Wanna Be Your Dog   Options The Stooges  Elektra    0:23:02 (Pop‑up)
Wanderlea  Vou Lhe Contar   Options Wanderlea      0:26:10 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  Let Me Turn You On   Options All Samples Cleared  Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.    0:28:25 (Pop‑up)
Rotary Connection  Turn Me On   Options Rotary Connection  Checker; Chess/MCA    0:33:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Vic Mizzy 
Morticia's Theme   Options The Addams Family (TV soundtrack)  RCA    0:36:35 (Pop‑up)
Aavikko  Alas Volgaa   Options Aavikko (first EP)  Bad Vugum    0:38:46 (Pop‑up)
Kewpie cooking show  theme   Options great Japanese TV cooking show      0:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Five Americans  Western Union   Options 7-inch single      0:41:57 (Pop‑up)
Quasi  It's Hard to Turn Me On   Options Featuring "Birds"  Up    0:44:25 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  On the Surface   Options Dub Housing  Chrysalis    0:48:45 (Pop‑up)
Le Futur Pompiste  It's Not You   Options Your Stories and Your Thoughts  Siesta    0:51:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Gil Trythall 
Wichita Lineman   Options Country Moog  Athena    0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
Jackie & Roy  A Big Beautiful Ball   Options Lovesick  Verve    0:57:42 (Pop‑up)
Best Friends Forever  24   Options Romance Conflict Adventure  Plan-It X    0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
Clovers  Love Potion No. 9   Options 7-inch single  United Artists    1:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Motor Humming  Aluminum Man   Options Musical Aluminum  Tzadik    1:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Coyle & Sharpe  Human Radio Transmitters   Options unreleased collection, compled by WFMU's Kenny G      1:07:35 (Pop‑up)
Yukari Fresh  Radio Active Flat   Options Cityrama  Escalator    1:10:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Manhattan Minuet   Options Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights  Columbia/Legacy    1:14:05 (Pop‑up)
Milton Henry  Send Me That Pillow   Options Who Do You Think I Am?  Wackies    1:16:44 (Pop‑up)
Del-Byzanteens  This Could Be the Last Time   Options unreleased demo      1:20:07 (Pop‑up)
Dymaxion  I-Man Transport   Options Dymaxion X 4 + 3 = 39:21  Trattoria    1:25:38 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwick  Are You There (With Another Girl)?   Options 7-inch single  Scepter    1:27:37 (Pop‑up)
C-Mon & Kypski  Air Play   Options Static Traveller  Supertracks    1:30:39 (Pop‑up)
artist of unknown name  song of unknown title   Options Cambodian Swing Machine      1:34:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
That's a Nice Hat (Cap) (aka It's Only Love)   Options Help  Columbia/EMI    1:37:35 (Pop‑up)
Arcade Fire  Sprawl II   Options The Suburbs  Merge    1:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  Hold It   Options Field Day  Warner Bros.    1:45:47 (Pop‑up)
Emperor Penguin  Rockin' Radio   Options Mysterious Pony  My Pal God    1:49:40 (Pop‑up)
Asa-Chang and Junray  Radio-No-Youni (Comme a la Radio)   Options Jun Ray Song Chang  Leaf    1:55:03 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:01am Mike:

the show we've all been waiting for
  9:03am Charlie:

yeah, me too!
  9:03am seang:

Berrocal is one intriguing dude
  9:04am Michael:

Yea Charlie!
  9:04am Charlie:

  9:04am Charlie:

hi Michael, and welcome all!
  9:05am Drummer Some:

Jac Berrocal had a wonderful live performance on FMU back in the old East Orange days. He has a track on the station's first live music comp "They Came, They Played, They Blocked the Driveway."

Yay Charlie!
  9:06am Laura L:

Guten Morgen--and thanks for the Felix Kubin!
  9:06am Charlie:

gotta check that one, Doug.
  9:07am Charlie:

Top of the morgan to you Laura! Gosh, I have lots of time to type when the show is prerecorded!
  9:18am listener james from westwood:

So very awesome to have you back on the air!
  9:19am Charlie:

Thanks for tuning in today, James.
  9:20am annie:

there you are, had to wait for the link to come up..i was jonesing for comments.. morning everyone.. SORRY JASON!!!
  9:20am seang:

  9:22am Charlie:

Dance dance dance dance dance to the radio...
  9:24am Parq:

Always thought that, way more than "Love Will", was *the* classic Joy Div song. The agony in Ian C's voice is palpable.
  9:27am Charlie:

Agreed, Parq...
  9:28am Michael:

Can't do any work with Charlie on!
  9:30am Charlie:

That's because I've got you in a mind meld, Michael.
  9:31am Laura L:

Is it hot in here or is it just the radio?
  9:32am Drummer Some:

I remember Pink Fuzzy Boom Box! Loved their early stuff before they sold out.
  9:32am Charlie:

I am hot -- oh, wait, I'm wearing two sweaters
  9:33am Charlie:

That radio is to match your slippers and robe...
  9:36am Ron:

Welcome back Charlie :) great to have you
  9:36am Drummer Some:

Frost every morning now, here in Pittsburgh. I assume you've got all the crops safely in the barn, Charlie.
  9:39am Charlie:

Great to be back, Ron. It's raining here, Drummer man, no frost today. The crops are in the produce aisle, thank you, although my neighbor grows her own food!
  9:40am annie:

well, you are new to me but i like you already.... will you send email reminders??
  9:42am jill:

Good morning all!
ditto to what annie said!
  9:43am Charlie:

yes, annie, jill, I will send e-reminders to any and all who so desire!
  9:51am Charlie:

got it, annie... jill -- if you want e-mail, either send me an e-mail through the link at the bottom of the page, or send a comment and put in your e-mail address -- only i will be able to see it. thanks!
  10:08am Gary Mitchell:

Coyle and Sharpe!
  10:10am Charlie:

Hey, Gary -- Coyle & Sharpe are transmitting directly to your brain -- if you can hear them!
  10:29am Gary Mitchell:

OOOh yeah Bacharach on a rainy Thursday.
  10:33am Charlie:

Yeah, I hope she's not "standing on his doorstep" in the pouring rain...
  10:40am lewis:

oh happy day!!! not really paying attention until the stream seemed to suddenly go to a place Doug doesn't spend much time and then a familiar voice kicked in.

Thursday just got so much more pleasant.
  10:41am monica:

hola, chaz! grand to have you back in the bosom of wfmu.
  10:43am Charlie:

hi lewis -- glad you're having a pleasant thursday morning
  10:44am Charlie:

thanks, monica, yes it's great to be back in your (collective) bosom!
  10:46am Hugo:

Hail to the return of Charlie! It calls for a cup of tea (or maybe not, as tea has become a somewhat potent brew lately).
  10:47am Charlie:

How 'bout a nice single-malt, Hugo?
  10:51am Hugo:

Now you're talking, Charlie. Had a very nice helping of Talisker last Friday at an office party.
  10:53am Charlie:

Why wait 'til Friday afternoon?
  10:56am jill:

I got curious about some of the photos that you posted and i googled "radio pillows" and came up with this site -
I'd love some feedback on what this site is trying to say...
  10:56am seang:

Omar Souleyman in Boston tonight!
  10:56am lewis:

  10:57am Drummer Some:

Welcome to the Stream of Conscientiousness, Charlie!!
  10:57am Charlie:

Holy cow, Jill -- that is one very funny/disturbing site! I love it. I have no idea what the message is, tho...
  10:58am Hugo:

The combination of Charlie and Scotch single malt might affect office productivity ...
  10:58am Gary Mitchell:

east meets zest
  10:59am Charlie:

Hey, thanks everyone for tuning in today! I'll be back two weeks from today, 9-11am. If you want updates, and I don't already have your e-mail, drop me a line through the link at the bottom of the page!
  2:14pm Jeffrey Kutsher:

Genius Sheer Genius! Cholee Done Stoned Chuffed Moi In Cabaza! Ayeee....
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