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Playlist for 03 February 2011 Options | Ice fishing with Charlie

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Sounds of Tomorrow  Pulse Rate   Options Sounds of Tomorrow  RPM    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Jorge Ben  Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)   Options Africa Brasil  Polygram    0:02:58 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Babbachichuija   Options Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones (various artists)  Ellipsis Arts    0:06:44 (Pop‑up)
Fuzz Townshend  My Day   Options Far In  Fruition    0:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Daughter  Great Five Lakes   Options New Rock  Grand Royal    0:12:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
L'assoluto naturale   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    0:17:32 (Pop‑up)
The Mood-Mosaic  A Touch of Velvet -- A Sting of Brass   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Columbia  A Mark Wirtz production, featuring The Ladybirds! Thanks, Gary, for turning me on to this track.  0:21:08 (Pop‑up)
Dymaxion  Use Once And Destroy   Options Dymaxion x 4 + 3 = 39:21  Trattoria    0:24:23 (Pop‑up)
Young Marble Giants  Wurlitzer Jukebox   Options       0:28:19 (Pop‑up)
Lafayettes  Life's Too Short   Options 7-inch single (originally)  RCA    0:29:24 (Pop‑up)
Modular  Femme Fatale   Options Yoga Para Extraterrestres  BanBang!    0:31:21 (Pop‑up)
Sol Hoopii  I Like You   Options Master Of The Hawaiian Guitar, Volume Two  Rounder    0:33:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lew Howard All-Stars 
Hula Rock   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:36:59 (Pop‑up)
Simon & Garfunkel  You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies   Options 7-inch single (originally); The Columbia Studio Recordings  Columbia/Legacy    0:40:27 (Pop‑up)
White Hassle  Let Me Drive Your Car   Options National Chain  Matador    0:42:37 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti  Bright Lit Blue Skies   Options Before Today  4AD    0:45:55 (Pop‑up)
The Ex  Apathy Disease   Options Singles. Period.  Touch and Go    0:48:19 (Pop‑up)
High Places  On Giving Up   Options vs. Mankind  Thrill Jockey    0:51:44 (Pop‑up)
Spinners  I'll Be Around   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Atlantic    0:55:09 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Synthi Bossa Nova   Options Synthi Time  Omicron    0:58:47 (Pop‑up)
The Books  I Didn't Know That   Options The Way Out  Temporary Residence 
photo taken in Bridgewater, NJ, by Jan Staller (click here for full-size image -- thanks, Jan!)
1:01:07 (Pop‑up)
Suely y Os Kantikus  Esperanto   Options Obsession (various artists)  Bully    1:04:46 (Pop‑up)
Raincoats  Only Loved at Night   Options Odyshape  Rough Trade; DGC    1:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Instant Conductors  Emu   Options Noise Made    nice video for this song here  1:10:57 (Pop‑up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  Alfie   Options Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith  Verve    1:13:59 (Pop‑up)
S. Mona Rita & The Kingstons  Be Kalan Satria   Options Java-Java: Indonesia Screaming Fuzz (various artists)  No Smoke    1:16:49 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Six O'Clock   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:19:51 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Yano  Helicopter   Options Japanese Girl   
(Willem and John)
1:22:32 (Pop‑up)
Linda Perhacs  Paper Mountain Man   Options Parallelograms  Kapp; Wild Places (reissue)    1:26:04 (Pop‑up)
Harpers Bizarre  Knock on Wood   Options 4  Warner Bros.    1:29:04 (Pop‑up)
Bob & Ray  Aunt Penny's Sunlit Kitchen   Options The Lost Episodes  Radio Foundation    1:32:32 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Me, Myself, and I (Oblapos Mode)   Options 12-inch single ("three-sided single")  Tommy Boy 
(Willem and John)
1:36:45 (Pop‑up)
Don Trust  Drunken Hearted Man   Options Dont Rust (free download)    also available for free download here, on the Free Music Archive  1:40:29 (Pop‑up)
Sarah Vaughan  Broken Hearted Melody   Options 7-inch single (originally); Golden Hits  Mercury/Polygram    1:42:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Three Suns 
Beyond the Sun   Options Fever and Smoke  RCA    1:44:54 (Pop‑up)
Joni Mitchell  You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio (sped up)   Options For the Roses  Asylum  because, you know, she doesn't sing high enough already...  1:47:04 (Pop‑up)
Quasi  Everything & Nothing at All   Options American Gong  Kill Rock Stars    1:49:10 (Pop‑up)
Like a Tim & Gina V. D'Orio  The Lonely Sea   Options Bass Girl  Dub    1:53:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sweet Cinnamon Punch   Options Uh-Oh!  Asphodel    1:56:14 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:02am Michael:

knock knock is this thing on?
  9:04am seang:

joga bola!
  9:04am charlie:

yeah, i hear ya, michael -- good morning to you!
  9:04am Alf from Upstate:

Go Charlie go!
  9:05am Drummer Some:

Snow man snow! Morning Chazz!
  9:05am charlie:

Hey, Alf! Joga Bola, Seang. (what did I just say?)
  9:06am Michael:

Morning Charlie. Warm us up and make the snow, slush, rain, and ice go away!
  9:07am charlie:

Hey Doug, I mean Drummer Some -- thanks for waking up with me and helming the stream!
  9:08am Camilla:

I have a rendezvous with the ice chopper and the shovel. Can I borrow your snow blower? Ice fishing with Sarah Palin later . . .
  9:08am seang:

Play Ball!
  9:08am charlie:

Well Michael, I don't think I can melt the snow, but I do have a thermos here...
  9:09am charlie:

Tom Waits there playing squeaky doors, sewing machines, washing machine spin cycle, etc
  9:10am charlie:

Have fun playing in the snow, Cam!
  9:10am annie:

morning charlie. i have to wait for the link to appear on fb in order to get the comments. it doesn't refresh when the comments box comes up. as long as i'm here, i'm happy.
  9:11am Michael:

I think the tunes are working Charlie. Looks like the sun is coming out here in Boston.
  9:12am charlie:

Well, I'm happy you're here too, Annie. And yes, Michael, I am responsible for the sun coming out in Boston!
  9:13am Drummer Some:

It's a sun-shiny 16° F here in Pittsburgh. The sidewalks are a skating rink after a mid-40°s day yesterday.

Annie, you can always access the shows/playlists for Give the Drummer Radio on the main page at WFMU's website. (Provide that the gerbils at the station keep running in their exercise wheels.)
  9:15am charlie:

Yes, thanks, Doug. In this morning's e-mail I sent a link to this playlist, rather than the WFMU home page. But you can always access the playlists/comments from the home page when the show is "live."
  9:16am ttrs:

And http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/CL
  9:16am annie:

i'll try that mr drummer.. thanks!! .. no matter how i get here.. here i am!
  9:17am ttrs:

Reflected greetings off the snow. Hellos all around.
  9:17am charlie:

yes, tt, that too, thanks!
  9:27am Brian C.:

Charlie, if these shows are pre-recorded or whatever, are you doing air-DJ moves when the songs change?
  9:29am charlie:

Brian, I am air-DJing, dancing, updating the playlist, eating breakfast, and doing a load of laundry, all at once.
  9:34am annie:

charlie, i saw a photo of cheri-pi and a guy named charlie.. is that you?
  9:35am charlie:

Not that I'm aware of, Annie. Who is this Cheri-Pi of whom you speak, anyways?
  9:36am jill:

good morning kids.
More ukulele and slack key guitar, please!
  9:36am annie:

a fellow listener to fmu. and regular commenter.
  9:38am Drummer Some:

Just remember to clean the lint-catcher before throwing this show in the dryer.
  9:38am charlie:

Good morning, Jill!
  9:41am charlie:

I'd like to throw the entire Northeast in the dryer!
  9:41am jan:

Hi Charlie- enjoying the show. The cold and snow is tedious.
  9:43am charlie:

Hi Jan. You should see how much snow there is here in Vermont -- oy! Is NYC functional these days?
  9:44am ndbob:

Morning Charlie!
  9:45am ndbob:

It's 16 and sunny this morning - as opposed to -15 yesterday morning.
  9:45am charlie:

Well, hey, Bob. Here's a man who knows a thing or two about sub-zero temps and mountains of snow. How's de weather up by you? Doing any ice fishing?
  9:47am ndbob:

No - although ice fishing isa big thing here. The high school has had an ice fishing social actually.
  9:48am charlie:

Here in VT, the local frozen river inlet is littered with fishing shacks. Not exactly my idea of a good time!
  9:48am ndbob:

Ah I see you played "Life's Too Short". One of the best Baltimore records ever.
  9:49am Randy:

Good morning Charlie. Pretty frigid here in NYC as well.
  9:50am charlie:

Welcome, Randy! Bundle up when walking through those concrete canyons.
  9:52am charlie:

I heard Brian Eno talking about that Lafayettes song on a BBC doc recently, about how he was fascinated by the mysterious sound of American pop of that era (late 50s, early 60s). A very cool, minimal sounding song!
  9:53am ndbob:

They made a few other records, including a great version of "Caravan of Lonely Men"
  9:54am jan:

Charlie- You can look forward to Vermont Mud season immediately following Winter. Or are all the roads paved where you are in VT?

NYC is functional. I am sick of gray and yellow snow flecked with brown smears of time release dog shit (deposited and frozen weeks ago) that continues to appear as the snow melts. I sent you a photo
from N.J. snow made last week.
  9:56am ndbob:

Did you ever hear the Dana Valery cover version of "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" Charlie?
  9:57am jill:

Spinners - that brings me back. Thanks, Charlie...
  9:58am charlie:

Jan -- Yes, mud season is the fifth season here! Many hilly dirt roads around where I live. Yuk! (Will post your picture soon, thanks.)
Bob -- No, I have never, but would love to hear that one! Great song, that. Will look for that one...
  9:58am charlie:

yw, jill
  10:01am ndbob:

I'll send you an mp3 later Charlie. it's a great -and very expensive - 45, since it's considered Northern Soul.
  10:03am charlie:

Thanks, Bob! Speaking of Northern Soul, is that Mood Mosaic track considered N Soul? That's the most hook-laden song I've ever heard, btw.
  10:04am victor:

hiya charlie...
  10:06am ndbob:

Not sure... you played it before I started listening. so I'll listen on the archive, and look it up. Dana Valery is Sergio Franchi's sister.
  10:07am charlie:

Welcome, Victor! Just in time for a Brazilian rock track from the 60s.
  10:13am don:

mornin, charlie & thanks!
  10:14am victor:

Ta legal, valeu!
  10:16am charlie:

More to come, Don...
Victor -- traduction, s'il vous plait!
  10:19am victor:

"it's cool, thanks!" ... Brasileiro ,,, I don't know how to write "very groovy" in Indonesian though.
  10:20am ndbob:

It's hard to find a more appealing title then "Indonesia Screaming Fuzz".
  10:22am charlie:

Thanks, Victor, my multi-lingual friend. Probably few listeners speak Indonesian. Yes, Bob, an irresistible album title!
  10:25am charlie:

"terima kasih"! ("thanks," maybe)
  10:26am Gary Mitchell:

standout track, akiko
  10:28am ndbob:

Heya Gary!
  10:29am charlie:

Hey, Gary, glad you enjoyed that. You missed the Mood-Mosaic track earlier! And I think you'll get a kick out of the next one...
  10:30am ndbob:

This is good. I had never heard of Perhacs until her album was reissued
  10:31am charlie:

Not many people had, Bob, although her album was much prized by many DJs at WFMU. So glad that album was reissued -- it's great!
  10:31am Katya:

Ice fishing! Found a new hobby in the Great White North, Charlie? Here in the balmy Southwest, we have a high of 34 and low of 15, so it must be really f-f-freezing cold out your way.
  10:32am charlie:

Yes, but it's a *dry* cold, right, Katya?
  10:37am Wally Ballou:

Love this!
  10:38am charlie:

--ally Ballou! How are you?
  10:39am Gary Mitchell:

to think that bob and ray were a fixture on network radio in the button-down '50's... pretty amazin'
  10:39am Laura L:

Chicken fat and the murky deep. Can never have enough of B&R--thanks, Charlie!
  10:40am charlie:

yes, absurdist humor on commercial radio -- quite an achievement, Gary!
  10:40am charlie:

"If it's in chicken fat, you know it's digestible," Laura ;)
  10:41am Katya:

Fun to hear Bob and Ray the morning after Groundhog's Day feat. Chris.
  10:42am charlie:

We watched Groundhog Day last night! I love that movie.
  10:43am Katya:

Same tradition here!
  10:44am Gary Mitchell:

second Hal David song this hour
  10:44am ndbob:

I think of it every time I hear "I Got You Babe".
  10:44am Katya:

Sarah, you melt me, gal.
  10:45am charlie:

She can really wrap her pipes around a note, can't she, folks?
  10:46am charlie:

Didn't know Hal had a hand in that song!
  10:58am charlie:

That wraps it up for today, friends. Thanks for hanging out. See you next time!
  10:58am ndbob:

Great show Charlie! I'll catch the part I missed on the archive.
  10:58am charlie:

Should be up later today, Bob, thanks!
  10:59am Gary Mitchell:

wonderful music, thanks Charlie
  10:59am ttrs:

Many happy Groundhog Day returns, Charlie.
  10:59am charlie:

Thanks ever so much for dropping by, Gary. And everybody.
  10:59am Lewis:

until next time...
  10:59am Wally Ballou:

Thanks Charlie!
  11:00am charlie:

Hi, Lewis!
  11:00am charlie:

Thank you, Wally!
  11:11am emily:

Hi Charlie, at last--listening live again. Love these maudlin songs. Thanks for nothing.
  11:29am charlie:

Glad you could drop by for nothing, Emily.
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