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Playlist for 16 December 2010 Options | The worry show

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(It's Just One God Damn Thing After Another, by Kelly Mark)

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
C-Mon & Kypski  Shitty Bum   Options Static Traveller  Supertracks    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Mel Brooks  Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst (from The Twelve Chairs)   Options Mel Brooks' Greatest Hits  Asylum    0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Buzzcocks  Something's Gone Wrong Again   Options Singles Going Steady  I.R.S.    0:06:02 (Pop‑up)
Julie London  Everything Happens to Me   Options Julie... At Home  Liberty    0:10:29 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Periodically Double or Triple   Options Popular Songs  Matador    0:14:08 (Pop‑up)
Betty Carter  Something Big   Options Inside Betty Carter  United Artists    0:17:55 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sounds Orchestral 
Something's Coming   Options Cast Your Fate to the Wind  Parkway    0:19:52 (Pop‑up)
Albert Brooks & Albert King  The Englishman-German-Jew Blues   Options A Star is Bought  Warner Bros.    0:22:52 (Pop‑up)
Anna Dirkx and Nick Black  I'm Nervous   Options Anna Dirkx and Nick Black  none    0:27:24 (Pop‑up)
Gilda Radner  The Audition: I Love to Be Unhappy   Options Live in New York  Warner Bros.    0:29:51 (Pop‑up)
Muddy Waters  I Can't Be Satisfied   Options His Best: 1947 to 1955  Chess    0:33:25 (Pop‑up)
They Might Be Giants  Don't Let's Start   Options They Might Be Giants  Bar None    0:35:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Roger Roger 
Sounds Industrial 8   Options Sounds Industrial  Zippy    0:38:43 (Pop‑up)
The Kinsey Sicks  Worry   Options Oy Vey in a Manger  The Kinsey Sicks    0:42:20 (Pop‑up)
Keely Smith & Louis Prima  That Old Black Magic   Options       0:46:10 (Pop‑up)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus  I'm So Worried   Options Contractual Obligation Record  Arista    0:49:06 (Pop‑up)
Kelly Mark  I Really Should (excerpt)   Options (get it at UbuWeb)      0:52:39 (Pop‑up)
Fred Astaire  I'm Building Up to an Awful Letdown   Options Starring Fred Astaire  Columbia    0:55:09 (Pop‑up)
Keith Moon  Don't Worry Baby   Options Two Sides of the Moon  Track Records    0:58:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Tempo Block   Options Soothing Sounds For Baby  Basta    1:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Jorge Ben  Take It Easy My Brother Charlie   Options Jorge Ben (1969)  Philips    1:06:21 (Pop‑up)
Carter Family  Worried Man Blues   Options       1:08:42 (Pop‑up)
Holly Golightly  Troubles On My Mind   Options Laugh It Up  Vinyl Japan    1:11:37 (Pop‑up)
Drifters  Ruby Baby   Options 7" (originally)  Atlantic    1:13:52 (Pop‑up)
Ink Spots  Do I Worry?   Options 78  Decca    1:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Un Altro Mare (from Vergogna Schifosi)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    1:19:10 (Pop‑up)
Butter 08  How Do I Relax   Options Butter 08  Grand Royal    1:22:26 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Proceeding Forward   Options Untitled  Utility Project    1:25:49 (Pop‑up)
Special Pillow  No More Problems   Options Sleeping Beauty  Zofko    1:30:17 (Pop‑up)
dB's  She's Not Worried   Options Stands for Decibels  Albion    1:32:34 (Pop‑up)
Dezurik Sisters  Go to Sleep My Darling   Options Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939 (various artists)  Trikont    1:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Jalan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Wearing Hats Outlawed by Government  Hot Air    1:38:21 (Pop‑up)
Snoop Dogg  It's a Jungle Out There   Options theme from TV show Monk, from the episode Snoop guest-starred in      1:40:28 (Pop‑up)
Paul McCartney & Wings  Mrs. Vanderbilt   Options Band on the Run  Capitol    1:41:36 (Pop‑up)
Lonette  Stop! (Don't Worry About It)   Options Creative Musicians: A Collection Of Underrated Gems From 1962-1976 (various artists)  Groove Attack    1:46:15 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Tim  Living in the Sunlight, Loving in the Moonlight   Options God Bless Tiny Tim  Reprise    1:48:32 (Pop‑up)
Howard Armstrong  Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams   Options Louie Blue (soundtrack)  Arhoolie    1:50:51 (Pop‑up)
Dick Shawn  It Takes a Worried Man   Options Dick Shawn Sings with His Little People  20th Century Records    1:55:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Errol Garner 
On the Sunny Side of the Street   Options 78  Portrait    1:58:30 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:15am seang:

patience is a virtue!
  9:16am charlie:

show's on!
  9:19am Camilla Goodwyn:

Sounds like Benny Hill meets Kraftwerk! My worries are almost over. . .Luv, Cam
  9:23am Vicki:

that was a good moment to tune in
  9:23am charlie:

Hey, Cam, thanks for tuning in!
  9:23am ~L:

Hi Charlie!
Great to hear your show!
  9:24am charlie:

"nothing ever happens to people like us, except we miss the bus"!
  9:24am Vicki:

I know - so funny to tune in just that moment!
  9:24am charlie:

hey, thanks ~L! and Hi Vicki and seang and anyone else
  9:29am Parq:

Either you had a "Things go wrong" set coincidentally planned or you pulled all this together extempore. Whichever way, I'm impressed.
  9:31am charlie:

Hey Parq, the show is pre-recorded, so it's definitely not improvised:) The beauty of songs about things going wrong is that they often do -- be prepared!
  9:33am Michael:

yea it's Charlie!
  9:34am Drummer Some:

Hey, I was going to say Yea, it's Charlie.

Yea, it's Charlie! (There, I said it.)
  9:36am charlie:

Yea, it's Michael! And Doug! Hi!
  9:45am jan:

Hi Charlie. Thanks for the heads up email.
  9:48am charlie:

Oh sure, Jan -- thanks for tuning in.
  9:56am Webhamster Henry:

Nice noises, Charlie!
  9:58am charlie:

Hi Henry! Long time no see. Thanks for listening.
  10:01am jill:

Good Morning All -
This show is perfect for my miserable attitude today. A big shout out to my co-worker who has managed to make my job fantastically horrible.
Another glass half full, bartender.
  10:06am charlie:

Hey Jill, glad to be cheering you up a bit :)
  10:09am Drummer Some:

Hey Jill,
Let us know who's bugging you, honey, and Busy Doing Nothing Nation will take care of busy-ness.
  10:09am lewis:

g' morning to Chariie and the assembled masses from here in CheeseLand!
  10:12am lewis:

ah, yes - Kelly Mark, now I remember... Excellent stuff!! all round.
  10:14am charlie:

I really should post a comment...
  10:15am charlie:

Hey, Lewis, how are you? I thought I was in CheeseLand here in Vermont! Where are you, Wisconsin?
  10:15am seang:

where's Bad Ronald?
  10:15am jill:

Little does she know that I have the power of music in my arsenal to help ease the distress - that and "Cats that look like Hitler" website provides comfort. Thanks for the Keith Moon, Charlie.
  10:16am seang:

hey jill, this website Bread People will put a smile on your face
  10:18am jan:

Charlie: You're Jewish, I never knew. You don't look it.
  10:19am charlie:

ha ha! and half sicilian! deadly combo!
  10:20am lewis:

yes - I am here in the Great State of Wisconsin... I do miss the east coast...
  10:26am charlie:

yeah the bread people site is quite silly -- http://breadpeople.tumblr.com/ -- my fave is still "bau wow"
  10:28am jill:

then there's "Lesbians who look like Justin Bieber"
  10:31am Merv:

Wow, I can't believe I've never heard the Drifters version of this song... I only know it from the Donald Fagen solo album. That's pretty depressing...
  10:33am charlie:

Merv, I'd only heard the Fagen version myself until recently. Drifters record is from 1956. Dion also had a hit with it in 1962. The Donald's version is great too!
  10:34am Merv:

Whew-- I'm glad it's not just me...
  10:37am (mta) Tony:

"Take it easy, but take it." Who remembers the WNEW - FM DJ who used to say that on each of his shows?
  10:38am seang:

Studs Terkel baby!
  10:40am charlie:

Really? Is that right? I never heard Studs Terkel's radio show.
  10:45am AWS:

Tom Morrera was the NEW DJ who said that - doing his late nite shows usually following Vin Scelsa - big Rangers fan
  10:46am charlie:

And who can forget the classic tag from McClintic Sphere -- "Keep cool, but care"?
  10:48am Drummer Some:

seang is right. That was a signature line from the mighty Studs.
  10:49am Gary Mitchell:

a ton of nice cuts today
  10:52am charlie:

Hey Gary, glad some of the cuts are making the cut! I'll bet you've got some Studs Terkel airchecks.
  10:53am ~L:

Do you have snow in Vermont?
  10:54am (mta) Tony:

You're right, but Studs was at WFMT; I was trying to remember which WNEW dj who used it, too. I think it was Dennis Elsas.
  10:57am ~L:

Monk theme song!
  10:58am charlie:

Couldn't pass up the Snoop Dogg version of the Monk theme song! (Gotta admit, I love Monk.)
  11:06am Drummer Some:

I once spent the better part of a day with Tiny Tim. He once emceed a show I was performing in. I remember most a particular pungency about the man. Not sure if he ever bathed.
  11:06am ~L:

Snoop Dogg has been in a few great TV comedies playing himself and singing, on Monk, and on Weeds he sings a song about Milk weed, Nancy's designer pot.
  11:08am ?:

Yeah, ~L, Snoop Dogg has a real sense of humor about himself. Great voice too, and a terrific rapper.
Doug, pungency or no, I envy you having spent a day with TT. He was a fascinating character. I have a biography of him that is amazing.
  11:09am charlie:

oh, that last comment was from me
  11:11am charlie:

Any excuse to play this song!
  11:13am charlie:

Hey everybody, thanks for listening and commenting today!
  11:13am Drummer Some:

Listener Wolf emailed me an MP3 recently of track ("I Am Woman") by a character named Isadore Fertel. When I Googled him, I came up with Youtube videos of Fertel performing on Tiny Tim's cable access television show. Pathologically hilarious stuff.
  11:13am charlie:

Yip! Yip! Yip!
  11:13am Michael:

I saw Tiny in the card store when I worked on 72nd Street. He had a satin baseball jacket on and was buying some pens and was very particular about it.
  11:16am charlie:

I spotted him in that neighborhood once too! See you next time, all.
  11:16am jm:

Hey, Someone is doing a book on this woman who wrote worried man...wait, I'm not sure if she did, but she wrote we shall overcome:

  11:17am ~L:

Listening was the best fun I had all morning! Good job Charlie!
  11:18am charlie:

thanks for the link -- i'll check it out -- sounds good!
and thanks, ~L -- glad you had fun. I did!
  12:11am ndbob:

Great show Charlie - just finishing listening to it on the archive.
  8:41am charlie:

Hey, Bob, thanks for checking in!
  11:03am kat330:

Hi, Charlie -- sure hope you are feeling better. I'm trying to turn the tables on trouble myself these days. But today
it's Finnish Independence Day today or, as we call it in the Philo-Kat household, Finndependence Day -- yay! Moreover, and at least as importantly, it is the 15th Anniversary today of when Philo met kat on the interwebs (everybody clap! :) ! I'll be off-list listening now. Have a good one all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am charlie:

Hi kat330! Nice to see you. I am feeling better, thank you. This week I have company visiting, so the guest room/gym/radio station is in guest room mode! But don't worry -- it will be magically transformed back to radio station mode in time for next week's show.
  11:59am ndbob:

Heya Charlie, kat, everyone!
  12:03pm Tower:

Hello all! Anyone else having buffer issues?
  12:07pm ndbob:

yep Todd
  12:07pm Ike:

Yep, buffer issues here too. DJ Faye was also having trouble.
  12:09pm Philo Gristle:

Hi Charlie, can't listen at work but noticed kat was here earlier so in case she gets back on the list later... Happy 15th, Hunaja! Sorry you slept badly last night, you should take a katnap today. I hope the aniversary roses are doing double duty lifting your bruised spirits! Always remember, I've got your back!
  12:11pm ndbob:

Happy anniversary kat and philo!
  12:14pm Michael:

If he's around howdy Charlie. And hey to fellow time travelers.
  12:37pm tr'sh:

Gilda Radner Way in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
  12:40pm Tower:

One of my favorite TMBG songs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm charlie:

Greetings, all you busy doing nothing cats!
  1:18pm Ricardo Montalban:

Are these comments live, or are they Memorex?
  1:20pm tr'sh:

Worry = energy sinkhole?

I worry when the choice is worry instead of try and fix it.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm charlie:

Our comments are en vivo, live! But the show is canned.
Hi tr'sh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm charlie:

You know, the great thing is that I don't remember what songs are coming up!
  1:39pm Michael:

Charlie sounds so much younger; innocent even.
  1:42pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm charlie:

Ho, hey ho, Michael!
  1:45pm Uncle Michael:

Hiya Charlie.
  1:45pm Uncle Michael:

I wish I'd known earlier that the comments would be live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm charlie:

Actually, Michael, I was out until around halfway through the show, bringing my friend to the train station, so it wasn't live until then. But we live now!
  1:48pm Ricardo Montalban:

Always love hearing he DeZurik Sisters.
  1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I wasn't worried.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm charlie:

What, me worry?
  1:58pm Uncle Michael:

Ed Cassidy has passed away at the age of 89. The Spirit was willing...the flesh got weak. I Got A Line On You, Ed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm charlie:

No more worries for Ed.
  2:01pm kat330:

@Charlie: A wonderful, trouble-free show!

@Philo: ♥ :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm charlie:

Thanks for (re-)listening today. Back live in person next week!
  2:01pm Uncle Michael:

  2:02pm kat330:

@Bob: Thank you, dear man of the north!
  2:02pm Michael:

Thanks C. Have a good week!
  2:02pm charlie:

Thanks, kat, and happy anniversary to you!
  2:07pm Tower:

Enjoyed the show. Hope to see everyone next week.
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