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Playlist for 19 January 2012 Options | Future jazz mind control

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Profesjonalizm  Dety   Options Chopin Chopin Chopin  Lado ABC     
Robert Marcel Lepage  Le tire-pois   Options Pee Wee et Moi  Ambiances Magnétiques    0:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Robert Wyatt / Gilad Atzmon / Ros Stephen  Where Are They Now?   Options For the Ghosts Within  Domino  vocals by Stormtrap  0:07:15 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Hot and Bothered   Options The Ellington Era  Columbia    0:10:09 (Pop‑up)
Flourescent Grey  Dead Pink Sphere Pussy Envy   Options Antique Electronic Synthesizer Greats 1955 - 1984 Pt 1  Acroplane    0:13:19 (Pop‑up)
Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent  Don't Stop Now   Options The Two of Us  Astor    0:15:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
The Rhythm Generator   Options Manhattan Research Inc.  Basta    0:19:29 (Pop‑up)
Aavikko  New York-London-Siilinjarvi-Tokyo   Options Multi Muysic  Hawaii Sounds    0:25:18 (Pop‑up)
Kroptokins  My Body Lies on the Mountain   Options Paradise Square  Mulatta    0:28:33 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Davis Jr.  Gonna Build a Mountain   Options 7-inch single  Reprise    0:32:04 (Pop‑up)
Jason Forrest  Raunchy   Options The Everything  Staatsakt records     0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  Breathless   Options Something/Anything?  Bearsville    0:38:34 (Pop‑up)
Fay Lovsky & la Bande Dessinee  Talking, Talking, Talking   Options Numbers  Basta    0:41:37 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Saunders 
Sky Train   Options       0:45:05 (Pop‑up)
Panthers  Malkaus   Options Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976  Sublime Frequencies    0:48:55 (Pop‑up)
Beatles  Tell Me Why   Options A Hard Day's Night  Parlophone    0:51:40 (Pop‑up)
Kim Jung Mi  Last Song   Options Black Plastic Singing Flats (Mississippi Records Tape Series 2009)    (found here)  0:53:39 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti  Reminiscences   Options Before Today  4AD    0:56:41 (Pop‑up)
Alem Kebede  Zemedye   Options     (found here, on Awesome Tapes from Africa blog)  0:59:10 (Pop‑up)
Phantogram  Let Me Go   Options Eyelid Movies  Barsuk    1:04:18 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  I Seek a New World   Options Strange Worlds In My Mind - Space Poetry Volume One  Norton reissue    1:08:42 (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    1:10:19 (Pop‑up)
The Bad Plus  Flim   Options These Are the Vistas  Columbia    1:15:34 (Pop‑up)
Aphex Twin  Girl/Boy Song   Options Richard D. James Album  Sire/Warp    1:19:28 (Pop‑up)
You Fantastic!  Chronic   Options Homesickness  Skin Graft    1:24:05 (Pop‑up)
Felt  Song for William S. Harvey   Options Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death      1:26:34 (Pop‑up)
Flipper's Guitar  Summer Beauty 1990   Options Camera Talk  Polystar    1:29:14 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Baker  Baia   Options Wildest Guitar!  Atlantic    1:33:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Paul McCartney 
Frozen Jap   Options McCartney II  EMI    1:36:37 (Pop‑up)
Joe Raposo  ABC 4:30 Movie Theme   Options       1:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Tony Mason-Cox  Donkey Serenade   Options I Must Sing      1:40:52 (Pop‑up)
Roy Orbison  Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Monument    1:42:39 (Pop‑up)
Ahmad Jamal  Poinciana   Options Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge  Argo / Chess    1:45:16 (Pop‑up)
Pascals  Farewell Song   Options Pascals  Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier    1:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sentimental Scenery 
Autumn Sky   Options Cinema in the Heaven      1:57:53 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Charlie:

Welcome. Come in, find a seat, and make yourself comfortable.
  10:44am lupica:

Got my daily ration of Chocodiles and Sanka set and ready to go. Send me to hell, Charlie!
  10:48am Charlie:

You're mine, Lupica, all mine! And all the rest of you, heh heh!
  10:52am Alf from Upstate:

Welcome back, Charlie!
  10:54am Michael:

Ready for some Green Mountain cheese - howdy Charlie!
  10:58am Charlie:

Alf, Michael, welcome. All will be well. Starting in one hour. (chuckle.)
  10:59am Dan in Seattle:

I'm going back to bed.
  11:04am Maynard G. Krebs:

Suppose I could work for an hour...Work?!
  11:23am Lewis:

Great - now I have 2! flu comment / playlist pages open...
  11:28am Doug S.:

Sorry you have the flu, Lewis. It's way quieter than the fmu, however.
  11:29am Maynard G. Krebs:

<looks for a flu comment page>
  11:29am Lewis:

I was hoping no one would notice... but it is a rather unfortunate typo...
  11:29am Charlie:

Back to bed with WFLU! Work, sleep, blow your nose and touch your toes, but ... do ... listen ...
  11:55am listener james from westwood:

there is no immunity from wfmu. it conquers all hosts. and guest hosts, from time to time.
  11:56am listener james from westwood:

good thursday to all! bundled up in reams of proofreading here. if need be, i will set some alight for more warmth.
  11:56am victor G:

Finally back. We missed you!
  11:57am ndbob:

Hey Charlie and everyone!
  12:00pm Doug S.:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

Hi Victor! James and Bob! All...
  12:05pm Gary Mitchell:

somebody gave the drummer some
  12:09pm Martha:

Busy Drumming Something
  12:10pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie! I'm only here for a little while because I have to go do laundry, but I'm soaking it up while I can. "You're soaking in it!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Yes, Hey Doug, Gary, Martha.
  12:11pm Doug S.:

Congrats on your win in court, Wendy DF! Way to Give the Bastards Some!
  12:13pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Doug S: haha, thank you so much! Yup, I sure Gave the Bastards Some! I'm still basking in the glow of my victory. Then again, when the settlement arrives, I'll be glowing like a jack o'lantern. Nothing says "I won" like money :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

Yeah, Wendy, congrats! And welcome.
  12:19pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thanks Charlie! I'm happy to be here. I hope you and T are doing well. And the kitties, too!
  12:19pm don:

aw ya, charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

don! nice to see ya!
  12:21pm Kraft American Singles:

Processed cheese!! We never saw the inside of a cow!!!

Nice tuneage so far...
  12:22pm earwax:

Hello all, am I late for lunch?
  12:23pm Carmichael:

Good day, Charlie and Givers of Some to the Drummer. Let me have a listen and a shot.
Wendy. whose ass did you kick? Was it swwwweeeeeeeeett??????
  12:28pm Brian in UK:

Hello, Charlie. Gilad had a hard G as in Gilead.
You need crap like that right now like a third armpit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

Hey Krafty, Waxy, Carmichael and Brian in UK
  12:29pm holland oats:

that hatch/trent song was luverly though my post-its won't unstick
  12:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Carmichael, I kicked the ass of my sleazy former landlord who set fire to the apartment building, didn't clean up or fix the damages or the fire code violations for a LONG TIME, intercepted my mail, screamed at me, etc. and then had the nerve to sue me when I broke my lease. Oh ,and he also withheld my sec dep, which the judge just awarded me DOUBLE, plus 7% interest. And the judge said I was within my rights to break my lease and I don't owe him a penny. So, I stuck it to The Man. And yes, it was swwwweeeeeeeett!
  12:31pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hello Brian in UK!
  12:32pm Kraft American Singles:

That wasn't The Man. That was a Scumtard Loser Who Got His Ass Kicked By Reality. The judge was The Man.
  12:33pm ndbob:

ah the great Kropotkins:)
  12:33pm Brian in UK:

Oh yes! Wendy, well done.
Hey Wendy the spin cycle on our washing machine has gone south. If you see if point it in our direction.
  12:34pm listener james from westwood:

@earwax, lunch is a moveable feast. eat at will!
  12:34pm Brian in UK:

Wendy ever tried Reggiano with honey? It is luvverly.
  12:35pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Kraft, the judge was a woman.
  12:35pm ndbob:

That's great Wendy... if the landlord leaves or brings about unsafe conditions, you can break your lease.
  12:36pm earwax:

Way to go Wendy!
  12:36pm Maynard G. Krebs:

  12:36pm Lewis:

re: the judge: She can still be The Man...
  12:37pm earwax:

The MAN can be a woman.
  12:37pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Brian in UK: I only know Maytag Blue, not Maytag washing machines. haha. Anyway, while I'm at the laundromat, if I see a forlorn spin cycle, I'll push it UK-ward :-)
Oh, and YES, Reggiano with honey is a divine treat. Mmm. Glad you asked. Now I'm thinking about how delicious it is...
  12:37pm Brian in UK:

The MAN can be a Venusian. Sun Ra?
  12:38pm Kraft American Singles:

You didn't say that, so apparently you rightly thought the judge's genital apparatus was irrelevant when you initially posted.

A woman can quite easily be a metaphorical "The Man." I would hope that would go without saying.
  12:38pm Dervish:

And Donna Summer can be a man.
  12:38pm Wendy del Formaggio:

ndbob: Damn right! That's what my lawyer was arguing, and the judge agreed. She also declared the landlord was NOT a credible witness. And I was. So nyah nyah.
  12:38pm don:

fuck that noise, charlie is THE MAN!
  12:39pm Wendy del Formaggio:

earwax: thank you! I'm so relieved.
  12:39pm Joe Jackson:

I'm the man
  12:40pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yeah, what Don said @12:38. End of argument.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Charlie:

I'm a Venusian.
  12:41pm Err:

I'm hu-man
  12:42pm Van in DC:

Funny...I'm listening to Irene's show from this week (on archive) and she JUST mentioned "Wendy the cheese lady" and then I come here... :)
  12:42pm Brian in UK:

Nice outfit (don't ever use that term) Charlie. Heliotrope is so you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Ken:

Hi Charlie, Wendy, Doug & Everybody!
  12:44pm Doug S.:

Nice of you to tweet about Irene show, Van. You are a good soul.
  12:44pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey Ken!
  12:45pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Van in DC: Uh oh, I'm gonna get a reputation for getting around. :-D
  12:46pm Van in DC:

Aw, thanks Doug...and Wendy, I think a lot of us already have that rep ha ha :)
  12:47pm Lewis:

Damn Charlie - I have really missed your show!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

thanks Lewis! Hi Van, Ken, all newbies.
  12:55pm holland oats:

@beatles is this for paula dean?
  12:56pm Weird Al:

No, "I'm Fat" would be for Paula.
  12:57pm listener james from westwood:

  12:59pm holland oats:

  12:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I'm sorry, how old are we here? We're making fun of someone for being fat? Geez.
  1:02pm Butter:

They're making fun of me. They love me, they hate me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Charlie:

Who is this Paula person? You no longer care or notice her size or other attributes, holland oats and doazy doats and little lambs eat ivy. A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?
  1:05pm don:

check out paula charlie! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1PsDyhNFBI
  1:05pm don:

donut burgers...
  1:06pm J J:

Best Paula Deen recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/english-peas-recipe/index.html Much fun in the reviews.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

Will check later Don.
  1:08pm don:

do ya thing dj
  1:08pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Here's a terrible joke for everyone.
Q: Why did the farmer start a punk rock band?
A: He was tired of Hall & Oates.

(Haulin' oats. haha. get it?)
  1:09pm Weird Al:

"I'm Fat" is slightly funnier. O:-)
  1:10pm Lewis:

<rim shot>
  1:10pm Lewis:

<rim shot>
  1:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I never claimed my joke was funny :-D
  1:15pm Van in DC:

Oh yeah - hi Charlie!
  1:15pm annie:

mr lewis, i've decided you are the perfect guy to air "christ in concrete" narrated by eli wallach
  1:16pm annie:

a termite walked in to a bar and asked "is the bar tender here?"
  1:19pm J J:

Can't say I've heard many Aphex Twin covers before.
  1:20pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Annie, did you ever read "Motherless Brooklyn" by Jonathan Lethem? I can't hear any "bar" jokes without thinking of that book, specifically the line, "We don't serve string here!" Anyway, it's one of my favorite novels, and I read it even before I lived in the neighborhood where it takes place!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

Me neither, J J.
Annie and Wendy: ha ha!
  1:22pm annie:

hastily writing that down, wendy thanks..
charlie i have a copy of it if you want me to burn it and send you a copy
  1:22pm Lewis:

Lethem is pretty amazing although I got bogged down in Motherless Brooklyn. The one that I really liked is "Gun, with occasional music"
  1:27pm annie:

i will always love "a tree grows in brooklyn", the book; the movie wasn't so shabby either
  1:27pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Lewis, I haven't read that one. I'll check it out, thank you! I got a little bogged down in "Fortress of Solitude" but I'm happy I stuck it out because it's a wonderful book. It's rare I read fiction, being such a non-fiction person, but some writers and stories are so compelling, I can't resist. I also like T. Coraghessan Boyle, although I heard he comes across as a total a**hole in interviews!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Charlie:

"I'm a frayed knot!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Charlie:

(that's a punchline to another silly joke)
  1:31pm Lewis:

I haven't read "a tree grows..." but my daughter was completely enthralled with it.
  1:32pm Lewis:

Wendy - thanks for the author referral - always looking for new names (I don't get read nearly as much fiction as I would like so I try to choose carefully!)
  1:33pm Carmichael:

Just got out of a meeting. Good music, bad jokes, and triumph over Bastard Landlord. This is why some god somewhere made Thursdays.
  1:33pm ndbob:

I've read a couple T. Coraghessan Boyle books, but too long ago to remember which ones.
  1:34pm Doug S.:

Lethem's Fortress of Solitude was all about my (and Charlie's) old stomping grounds. More Boerum Hill than Carroll Gardens, but who's counting. I miss Brooklyn bad. How 'bout you Charlie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

Oh yes, Doug. And Lethem's books are fun for those Bklyn references!
  1:36pm ndbob:

The only well known writer from here was Louis L'Amour.
  1:38pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Doug, I used to live next to Buddy's Burritos on Court St. I could look down Butler from my front windows. Former neighbors, me you and Charlie!
  1:43pm Carmichael:

Gosh Sir Paul, I wonder what the reference point for your song was?!?
  1:45pm Doug S.:

Buddy's Burritos were way too salty. I was OK with the California Taquieria when it was down the block on Bergen.
  1:46pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Doug, the only time I ate there (once) I got such a bad stomach-ache, I never went back. Sad, because I barely had to put on shoes to get there from my apartment! haha.
  1:49pm Doug S.:

From Thomas Ross Miller on FB:

Happy Þorrablót! According to Icelandic tradition, on January 19 men greet the new month and honor their wives by rising early, putting on one pant leg while dragging the other behind them, going outside in the snow and then hopping on one leg around the house. This is followed by a feast of rotten shark, sheep testicles, burnt lambs' heads and blood pudding. Enjoy!
  1:51pm annie:

another reason to move there!!
  1:54pm earwax:

rotten shark, sheep testicles, burnt lambs' heads and blood pudding...wow I'm glad I was late for lunch
  1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Doug, Wendy used to live in the Brooklyn Surfers apartment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

That's just what I did this morning, and I'm not even Icelandic.
  1:58pm Doug S.:

Which was less peaceful but more rad, dude, than the Brooklyn Sufi's apartment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Hey, thanks for joining me today everybody! You've been a great crowd. See you next week.
  1:58pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I was on the ground floor, which included the garden out back. As of last report, it's now a shoe store.
  1:58pm Michael:

Off to a meeting - thanks Charlie!
  1:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Thanks for keeping me from the laundromat for two hours, Charlie! This was way more fun!
  2:00pm Doug S.:

Don't forget to tune in to Give the Drummer Radio tomorrow. The stream is rebroadcasting for the first time in 17 years Steinski's wonderful show A Rough Mix. It's airing tomorrow and every Friday, noon to 1pm, immediately following Give the Drummer Some.
  2:28pm Brian in UK:

Hey Charlie, had to go and cook dinner. Was that Felt song about to the art director of Elektra Records?
  2:30pm charlie:

Dunno, Brian! Was going to look that up myself. That's as likely an answer as any...
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