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 23 February 2012 Options | 2012 Marathon, Week One, with co-host, Me!

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You can pledge to my show here, and adopt me here! Check out my Marathon Premium CD here.

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Pledge your support for  WFMU Marathon 2012   Options !!!       
Pinker Tones  In Pea We Nuts   Options The Million Colour Revolution  Nacional     
Sweet Charles  I Like It Like That   Options For Sweet People from Sweet Charles  People Records    0:03:12 (Pop‑up)
Hugo Montenegro  MacArthur Park   Options Mr Groovy  Omni    0:08:26 (Pop‑up)
Bran Flakes  Mini Mountain Queen   Options I Have Hands  Illegal Art    0:11:18 (Pop‑up)
Hugo Montenegro  Moog Power   Options Mr Groovy  Omni    0:14:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Nicola Conte 
Fuoco Fatuo   Options Bossa per Due - ON MY MARATHON PREMIUM      0:17:40 (Pop‑up)
ESG  It's Alright   Options Dance to the Best of ESG  Fire    0:25:48 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti  Bright Lit Blue Skies   Options Before Today  4AD    0:28:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso 
Warda's Whorehouse   Options Music from "The Screens" - ON MY MARTHON PREMIUM  Point Music    0:31:15 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us & Wobbly  Giant Love Ball   Options Music for the Fire  Illegal Art  Part of Grand Prize 2 People Like Us CDs!  0:35:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Lurie 
Car Cleveland   Options Stranger Than Paradise (soundtrack) - ON MY MARATHON PREMIUM      0:39:18 (Pop‑up)
Pierre Bastien  Eloj du Piqueupe   Options Musiques Parallo├»dres  Lowlands    0:43:11 (Pop‑up)
Os Mutantes  Baby (1971 version)   Options Everything Is Possible  Luaka Bop  <  0:48:17 (Pop‑up)
Pierre Bastien  Odovinil   Options Musiques Parallo├»dres  Lowlands    0:51:49 (Pop‑up)
The Aay Jays  Mirza Ki Dhun   Options Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976  Sublime Frequencies    1:00:28 (Pop‑up)
Vashti Bunyan  Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind   Options Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind  FatCat/Spinney    1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
The Bugs  Theme from "Do Roha"   Options Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976  Sublime Frequencies 
WFMU 2012 Marathon T-shirt, designed by Brian Chippendale!
1:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Tom Jones  Help Yourself   Options Greatest Hits  Parrot    1:10:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jon Brion 
Monday   Options I (heart) Huckabees (soundtrack) - ON MY PREMIUM CD      1:12:58 (Pop‑up)
Better Beatles  I'm Down   Options Mercy Beat  Hook or Crook    1:20:44 (Pop‑up)
Dells  Wear It On Our Face   Options There Is  Cadet    1:25:21 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us & Wobbly  Partners   Options Music for the Fire  Illegal Art  Part of Grand Prize 2 People Like Us CDs!  1:28:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
L'Assoluto Naturale   Options L'Assoluto Naturale (soundtrack) - ON MY PREMIUM CD      1:31:23 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Please Take   Options Red Barked Trees  Pink Flag    1:37:29 (Pop‑up)
Better Beatles  Eleanor Rigby   Options Mercy Beat  Hook or Crook    1:41:17 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Happy Lost Songs   Options Welcome Abroad  Illegal Art  Part of Grand Prize 2 People Like Us CDs!  1:44:32 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
High School Lover   Options The Virgin Suicides (soundtrack) - ON MY PREMIUM CD      1:47:47 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Bad Worn Thing   Options Red Barked Trees  Pink Flag    1:50:15 (Pop‑up)
Perfume  Natural ni Koishite (Fall in Love Naturally)   Options JPN      1:55:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Michael Andrews 
Heaven in Five   Options Me and You and Everyone We Know (soundtrack) - ON MY MARTHON PREMIUM      1:57:54 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:55am ndbob:

Greetings Charlie and everyone!
  12:01pm Vicki:

hi Charlie!
  12:01pm listener james from westwood:

howdy ndbob and hello to the fmu faithful! get busy doing pledging!
  12:02pm Doug S.:

Get a load of Charlie's fantastic 2012 premium here:
  12:02pm lewis:

so much radio - so little time!
  12:02pm Record Rich:

Does listening count as something?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm chrlie:

greetings all! Hi Bob, Hi Vicki, hi James, Lewis, Rich, virtual co-host Doug!
  12:03pm br:

busy pledging something!
  12:04pm listener james from westwood:

was that an alternate take on keith mansfield's "funky fanfare"?
  12:05pm FYI:

When you pledge to Charlie's show on the homepage it says Steinski
  12:06pm listener james from westwood:

ah, pinker tones. see, this is why i love this station. i wouldn't know about keith mansfield were it not for fmu, and now, i know something about this band. a continuous musical education.
  12:06pm kat330:

Hi, Charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Doug S.:

Someone pledge so chrlie can buy that missing vowel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Doug S.:

Thanks FYI. All fixed! (The intern has been flogged. Again.)
  12:10pm listener james from westwood:

i'm beginning to think the intern's just interning for the floggings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm chrlie:

yes, pinker tones did sound like funky fanfare!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Doug S.:

Nice mini-flurry to get things going. To all hearing the sound of my, er, comment, PLEDGE and support this elegant, exquisitely programmed radio show.

Use the pledge box atop this page.
  12:13pm Michael:

<runs in> Hi Charlie !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm charlie:

yo kat, michael, br!
  12:15pm kat330:

Found your vowel, so the "yo" actually counts! Charlie, if the powers-that-be would let me retroactively adopt you for a December $365 pledge, I'd do so. Someone, for the love of Godot, please adopt this man!
  12:15pm tr:sh:

Vowels schmowels.
Aiming for the on-the-air stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Doug S.:

Sorry tr:sh, that's strem. We can't afford the letter "a" yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Doug S.:

This monstrously groovy joint is the prize that is on the block. Pledge now and get in the running. Any pledge $15 and up is eligible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Doug S.:

If you DO want to ADOPT Charlie (and who doesn't?) Make sure to pledge from THIS PAGE first, then go email WFMU's adoption agency and stake your claim. The adoption email address is here: www.wfmu.org...
  12:21pm tr:sh:

oh - i just screwed up and pledged to Diane's show. Oops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Doug S.:

That's OK, tr:sh, you can pledge your next $1,000 to Sir Charlie!
  12:24pm kat330:

So how did your souffle turn out last week, Charlie?
  12:24pm shannon:

Hey! Woah! Hey! Charlie, you're broadcasting from Boston? (I am actually in Jamaica Plain) Thank you for the prize!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm charlie:

you heard the souffle, kat!
congrats, shannon, no I'm in Vermont
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Doug S.:

26705 is one of my favorite numbers. You'll find out why.
  12:31pm ndbob:

ah Rockin Ramrods song
  12:31pm Artie:

Something nice happen to you in Aurora, West Virginia?
  12:32pm sugarwolf:

Listening at work on my iPod where I am currently busy doing nothing....
  12:35pm kat330:

I dearly love the Glass behind you.
  12:36pm Laura L:

You have another one now--just sent you a pledge. Thanks for doing what you do when you are busy doing nothing.
  12:38pm Vicki:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Doug S.:

Remember everyone, Charlie's show is only TWO HOURS. So please pledge 1/3 more than you usually would. Or something. Yes, just pledge something, anything!
  12:45pm tr:sh:

I realized it really is no mistake. I support multiple streams at once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm charlie:

thanks Laura, Tr:sh, everyone listening and pledging!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Doug S.:

So far, FOUR listeners have pledged for Charlie's magnif premium. Don't miss out on this gorgeous musical journey.
  12:49pm Vicki:

Ahhhh... love this song
  12:50pm Vicki:

Come on people - PLEDGE NOW!!!!!!!
  12:52pm kat330:

  12:53pm kat330:

Oops, stream down here.
  12:54pm kat330:

[back now]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Doug S.:

Broadcasting on GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO is a more intimate affair. It's like performing in a small club, where you can see the faces of the crowd illuminated in the candles on their tables. By comparison, broadcasting on terrestrial radio is like rocking a stadium filled with a far-off audience members that look like little ants scurrying about. (Not that there's anything wrong with ants.)

Since we are a smaller, more interactive crowd, in this crazy streamventure together, we need to pull together during times of need like this.

Stream has been uninterrupted here in Pittsburgh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Doug S.:

Charlie is now appearing on the WFMU tumblr page: bit.ly...
  12:59pm kat330:

@Doug S: Weird, all the photos suddenly sprang up on my playlist screen (saw "Baby," first), thus the "Cute!" note, and almost immediately after I sent that the stream stopped (iTunes). Went to see if FMU was down (was not), and when I clicked back here, Charlie was speaking. All's well that streams well.
  1:00pm lewis:

hear hear Charlie - good freeform radio (or perhaps even bad freeform radio) is a tremendous creative form. The DJs of FMU have inspired me and kept me company in the face of the blank page for many a year now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Doug S.:

Thanks for riding the rapids with us. Next time, we'll remember to bring paddles!
  1:03pm kat330:

@Doug S: Yes, especially since I'm downriver from you here in the Louisville area.
  1:05pm tr:sh:

There are calm pockets found behind eddies. You can do a ski-turn to swoosh into them for a breather.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Doug S.:

"Mirza Ki Dhun" was last played on WFMU January 22, 2011, by Bill Mac on his show Zzzzzzero Hour.
  1:12pm Vicki:

Wow, I'm listening to you on the bus now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Doug S.:

If you refresh your browsers, you'll see that Charlie is only 44% away from meeting his goal for this program. Please make a pledge and inch that pledge thermometer to the right. (I hear the dog's tail wags when you reach your goal!)

Wag that goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm charlie:

How you all doing in here? Can I get you some tea, something stronger? Oh, just help yourself!
  1:14pm Listener 26705:

Scotch with my T. Jones please
  1:14pm lewis:

for example - from The Bugs to Tom Jones. Those jumps only come with practice and thought (or inspiration at least)!
  1:16pm listener james from westwood:

seconding lewis's 1 pm statement. fmu has been a faithful companion for my writing, editing, and other keyboard activities for decades. always keeps the brain dancing even when the fingers aren't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Doug S.:

I played Tom Jones singing "My Yiddishe Mama" on my Hanukkah special last year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Doug S.:

Thank you LEWIS and thank you everyone who's pledged so far. We are now only 41% away from hitting the goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Jeff G:

Hey, Charlie/Chrlie/Chaz and Dug/Doug/Dog: just sending some intra-stream good vibez your way, from the D:O Crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Jeff G:

Can't spell COMMUNITY without U and I. Totally just came up with that.
  1:19pm kat330:

Well, I notice a listener "26705" -- this why it's your fave number, Doug?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Doug S.:

D:O inna howwwwse! Destination Out (destination-out.com) does a fantastic show here on the stream, Mondays 12-3pm.

Well, 330 is a pretty damn swell #, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Doug S.:

@Jeff G
I C what U mean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm charlie:

I like that one, Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Doug S.:

Hey GTDR, are we the 59%?? Hell no! 99% or bust. Make that pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Doug S.:

We are sitting at $596.31
  1:27pm kat330:

Aw, Doug, so kind. For one brief shining December moment, so was 122038, heh!
  1:30pm glenn:

i though charlie had morphed into clay for a minute there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Doug S.:

Remember GTDR community, pledge over your head, not with it. If you've already pledged. Add-on to your existing pledge amount. It is your TOTAL pledge amount that gets you to various premium levels. If you already pledged $30 elsewhere, pledge $45 now and you can get Charlie's (or any DJ's premium). Add on! Add on! (Or better yet, multiply!)
  1:32pm Ike:

Yeah, remember, you can pledge now and pay later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Doug S.:

We are up to 61%! One Mouse of Today pledge in full ($365 or more) will get us to 99%.

GOOD POINT IKE. A pledge now is just a commitment to pay later, when you can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Doug S.:

Pledge now, pay later, play always.
  1:39pm Ike:

Well, when pledging online, you *can* pay now if you want. But you can also choose "bill me later." And I hear that FMU can now bill you via e-mail now, not just snail mail, saving some postage costs.
  1:40pm lewis:

Soundtracks!! another great reason to pledge. Morricone, Barry, Williams, Badalamenti You know their hits, but fmu DJs call them to your attention by playing the b-sides if you will.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Doug S.:

GOOD POINT IKE. Now you can request that WFMU send you a pledge notice via email. So we save trees as well as postage! Pledge to support the ever innovating WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Doug S.:

That is b-sides the point.
  1:42pm lewis:

can i just say "ouch!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Jeff G:

We played "Eleanor Rigby" on Dest OUT on Monday, too! Mal Waldron version. Where do all (the covers) come from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Doug S.:

Other covers of Eleanor Ribgy:
Don 'Sugar Cane' Harris, Doodles Weaver, El Chicano, Francois Glorieux, Caetano Veloso, Lord Sitar, Kip Rosser, Mick & Mack, P.P. Arnold, Richie Havens, The Rattles.

There are many more on WFMU playlists...
  1:49pm listener james from westwood:

mmmm ... virgin suicides sndtk ...
  1:50pm Covers:

Well, when a daddy cover and a mommy cover really love each other, things happen.
  1:50pm listener james from westwood:

holy crap, this is on the premium?! it just gets better & better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Doug S.:

Just ONE Mouse pledge will get...us...there! Bring the cheese, friends. We REALLY need and expect your support.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Doug S.:

67 rhymes with heaven, and your pledges thus far (you know who you are) have been heavenly. What rhymes with 100 I wonder?
  1:55pm tr:sh:

"I blundered"
  1:58pm tr:sh:

No, wait, erase that, this. I didn't mean to post that..this.
  2:01pm listener james from westwood:

a thorough joy, charlie. thanks all for pledging and thanks to doug and fmu for the stream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Doug S.:

You can STILL pledge and pledge for Charlie! Any time up through Sunday, March 4 at midnight, you can pledge to Charlie using the link atop his playlist page, or this link: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Jeff G:

Big ups for Cape Ann, Mass.!
  2:01pm ndbob:

thanks Charlie - excellent and varied pledge show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Jeff G:

So great, Charlie; thanks!
  2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie. Thanks Jeff too but I'm in Boston today. Cape Ann tonight. The other cape...=)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Doug S.:

You guys RAWK. See you all here on the stream tomorrow at 9am (EST)!
  2:03pm kat330:

Bye and thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm charlie:

Thank you everyone for being here today! And thanks to all pledgers! And thanks to Doug! See you next week.
  2:05pm charlie:

I look forward to reading all these comments later on!
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