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 01 March 2012 Options | 2012 Marathon, Week Two, with co-host, Everyone!

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For pledges of $75 or more, you will receive my 2012 WFMU Marathon Premium CD, "Another Reel World" --
As music supervisor for your life, I provide a soundtrack suitable for long walks, drives in the car, and evenings at home. Make a cinematic experience out of your mundane everyday activities!
(View the tracklist here).

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Pledge your support for  WFMU Marathon 2012   Options !!!   
WFMU 2012 Marathon T-shirt, designed by Brian Chippendale!
Nina Simone  See Line Woman   Options Verve Jazz Masters  Verve     
M. Ashraf featuring Ahmed Rushdi  Dama Dam Mast Qatandar (The Sound of wonder)   Options The Sound of Wonder: Rare Electronic Pop from the Lollywood Vaults, 1973-1980 (various artists)  Finders Keepers    0:04:22 (Pop‑up)
Gilettes  The Same Identical Thing   Options J & S Records: The Hits of Harlem (various artists)  Famous Groove    0:09:27 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Dearie  Something Happens To Me   Options May I Come In?  Capitol    0:11:25 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets, from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou   Options Another Reel World - MY PREMIUM CD      0:13:24 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  Spring Again   Options Baddest Beats  Traffic    0:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The Sound of Love   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel    0:24:40 (Pop‑up)
Bran Flakes  Fifty Four Fifty   Options I Have Hands  Illegal Art    0:27:04 (Pop‑up)
DJ Bitman  Shine   Options Latin Bitman  Nacional    0:28:02 (Pop‑up)
Deerhoof  Qui Dorm, Nomes Somia   Options Deerhoof vs. Evil  Polyvinyl    0:32:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Vladimir Cosma 
Sentimental Walk, from Diva   Options Another Reel World -MY PREMIUM CD      0:35:46 (Pop‑up)
Deerhoof  Behold A Marvel In The Darkness   Options Deerhoof vs. Evil  Polyvinyl    0:43:53 (Pop‑up)
Q-Burns Abstract Message  You Can Dance   Options Upstairs at Larry's: Lawrence Welk Uncorked (various artists)  Vanguard/Ranwood    0:47:25 (Pop‑up)
Tafo featuring Noor Jehan & Cheeku  Dil Be-Qarar Mangda Ae Pyar   Options Life Is Dance! Plugged-In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House (various artists)  Finders Keepers    0:53:33 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Harry Nilsson, arranged by Jon Brion 
He Needs Me, from Punch-Drunk Love   Options Another Reel World - MY PREMIUM CD      0:56:54 (Pop‑up)
Okapi  Bud-Dub   Options Love Him  Illegal Art    1:03:28 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  Me, Too   Options Advanced  self-released    1:09:15 (Pop‑up)
Okapi  Aldo Kapi   Options Love Him  Illegal Art    1:12:36 (Pop‑up)
Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam  Analog Dialog   Options Eclecktronics  Basta    1:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  I Wanna Be Free (beats added by DJ Chazaloo)   Options Meet the Monkees  Colgems    1:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Three Peas in a Podd; The Square Set; Leslie Uggams; Tony Hatch  Call Me (DJ Chazaloo Meltdown puree)   Options Three Peas in a Podd; Silence Is Golden; A Time to Love; A Latin Happening  String Bean Productions; Continental; Atlantic; Warner Bros.  Download the Three Peas in a Podd album here!  1:26:47 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  I Am an Instrument   Options Strange Worlds In My Mind - Space Poetry Volume One  Norton    1:33:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam 
An Elephant on the Roof   Options Eclecktronics  Basta    1:34:56 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  Once Upon a Time   Options Strange Worlds In My Mind - Space Poetry Volume One  Norton    1:39:52 (Pop‑up)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus  Eric the Half a Bee   Options Monty Python's Previous Record  Charisma    1:44:47 (Pop‑up)
Nazir Ali feat Nahid Akhtar  Society Girl   Options The Sound of Wonder: Rare Electronic Pop from the Lollywood Vaults, 1973-1980 (various artists)  B-Music/Finders Keepers    1:47:26 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno / Rick Holland  Sounds Alien   Options Drums Between the Bells  Warp    1:53:07 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno / Rick Holland  Pour It out   Options Drums Between the Bells  Warp    1:59:34 (Pop‑up)
Plugz  Reel Ten, from Repo Man   Options Another Reel World - MY PREMIUM CD      2:02:44 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2/29 12:55pm charlie:

Greetings, listeners! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's show. I hope you can join me, and support WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2/29 12:56pm charlie:

Swag call!
Here's what you get for pledging:
(see the swag here: bit.ly...)
$15 - bumper sticker or miracle soap + entry into drawing for current prize
$50 - the above + the new t-shirt
$75 - the above + 1 marathon premium
$180 - 3 DJ premium, the t-shirt, a tote bag, + the above
$365 - 7 DJ premiums, tote bag, 1 item from the warehouse, + the above
$500 - 12 DJ premiums + the above
  11:33am listener james from westwood:

it's only by making a cinematic experience out of my mundane activities that i can claw my way through a day. glad to have the proper soundtrack coming to me!
  11:39am charlie:

Help is on the way, James! (well, as soon as the station sends out the swag...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Doug S.:

This last track playing on the stream is called "Seeking." An apt word for a radio show in the middle of a fund drive, no? Seeking pledges of thanks and support for BUSY DOING NOTHING. Busy Seeking Pledges!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Doug S.:

Oooh, I like this, yo.
  12:03pm annie:

is it safe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm charlie:

Give the Drummer Some! Give the DJ some! Pledge Now!
  12:04pm Gary Mitchell:

even better than the Easybeats version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Doug S.:

Annie, did I read (on another playlist) that you are on the move?!?
  12:06pm annie:

yep doug,, moving to asheville.... hopefully leaving sunday... cross fingers ..and then maybe some work!! what a concept!
  12:08pm ndbob:

morning Charlie and everyone!
  12:08pm ndbob:

sounds great Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm charlie:

Hi all!
The Easybeats did that?
  12:08pm Gary Mitchell:

good afternoon north dakota
  12:09pm Gary Mitchell:

yes, Charlie, those Aussies had taste
  12:11pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm charlie:

Hi Bob! Hi Annie!
  12:13pm Gary Mitchell:

wish i'd seen blossom live during her long final run
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Doug S.:

Asheville Annie! You will dig Asheville FM down there. Some nice radio! Jonathan Price does Tenor to Tabla on Wednesday evenings. He's a good citizen of the Drummersomeville.
  12:13pm Gary Mitchell:

no phone pledging for this show?
  12:15pm kat330:

Hi, Charlie and all! Heard everything from the beginning -- Nina, yes! -- but got to the keyboard just now. And I concur about Asheville being a fine destination.
  12:16pm listener james from westwood:

good thursday and charlie-day to all!
annie, a friend lives in west asheville. she's taken some amazing hikes in the surrounding area. gorgeous country down there and great rafting, too. safe travels!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Doug S.:

@Gary, no! All phone pledges are credited to the show on the air over on WFMU's main channel. To pledge specifically to Charlie's show, click on the pledge box atop this page. You can choose to pledge now, pay later. No rush!
  12:17pm listener james from westwood:

ndbob, did the blizzard warning ever turn into a full-on snow?
  12:18pm kat330:

Besides hiking there's a great "swimming hole" where you slide down a waterfall over smooth rocks to land in it.
  12:19pm annie:

james, i lived near the nantahala river for a while and it's a stunning region. like no other.. i'm happy to return there
  12:21pm listener james from westwood:

nobody beats the biz!
  12:21pm monica:

nobody beats the chaz!!
  12:22pm listener james from westwood:

even better. you'll surely enjoy the return!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm charlie:

Hey, Monica, I'll meet you down at Albee Square Mall after the show...
  12:23pm monica:

word. steady lampin', chaz...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm charlie:

Yes yes, y'all -- please use the pledge box on the top of the page -- phone pledges go to the on-air show. (It's all good though)
  12:25pm ndbob:

@James not here - we only had 4 inches of snow - places to the south of here had as much as 13
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Doug S.:

So, the real question is, will Station Manager Ken suspend Charlie for having an open Pepsi bottle near the control board: twitpic.com...
  12:26pm Gary Mitchell:

biz ----> pet. that's freeform!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Doug S.:

Over on the FMU mothership, Diane Kamikaze is playing an artist called "Fucked Up." If she were here on GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO she could announce it!
  12:27pm listener james from westwood:

that radio rebel, charlie. he's had it up to HERE w your freakin' RULES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Doug S.:

Last time I announced a song title in Catalan, I sprained my tongue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm charlie:

I think I sprained mine too.
  12:38pm listener james from westwood:

this cosma cut sounds like a backing track for a joe frank episode. one of those good, somber, rainy-night ones.
  12:41pm peter:

Hi Charlie
isn't this debussy/satie somut like that?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Doug S.:

Brian Cunningham HAS done some cool art for FMU. He very well could have done the t-shirt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Doug S.:

"It really is weird reading comments about yourself," says Doug Schulkind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Doug S.:

Don't forget, Charlie's show is only two hours, we have just over an hour left to say THANKS to Charlie for his evocative electronic efforting!
  12:56pm Gary Mitchell:

with music like this, pakistan should be one of our closest allies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Doug S.:

We got a ton more great prizes in need of winners! Make a pledge of $15 or more and get your name in the hat. More drawings coming up!
  12:57pm peter:

OK...now I hear why you've been enthusing about this Pakistani stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Doug S.:

Ira the K! Ira the K! The first person to ever call me a Pittsburgher! (From the stage, no less.)
  1:03pm Brian C.:

Yea, I won a prize -- YOU can win too but ya GOTTA PLEDGE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Doug S.:

Okapi = en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Doug S.:

Not to be confused with A Capybara = en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Doug S.:

Make a pledge, then plot yourself on the MARATHON MAP = www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Doug S.:

Since Ashley is Charlie cat, she is not eligible to win prize kibble. YOUR pets, of course, can be in the running. Would those with opposable thumbs please type pledges for them? Thanks!
  1:12pm listener james from westwood:

okapi will give your cat a glossy coat, healthy pink gums, and a lively demeanor.
  1:14pm ndbob:

I do love Okapis Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Doug S.:

HALF-WAY TO THE GOAL! If you haven't pledged, now is a fine time to help out. If you have pledged, top off your gift with a smidge extra. Thanks!

Here are GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO, the number of pledges we bring in is as important as the quantity of dollars. It is important for WFMU to know that the stream has widespread support.

We are counting on each and every stream listener to support our efforts.
  1:16pm Michael:

Okapi does not equal Dokaka
  1:17pm Michael:

Peter Fonda in Roger Cormans' Wild Angels
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Doug S.:

C'mon all you okapi cats! Rise up in GLADNESS for Busy Doing Nothing, Give the Drummer Radio and WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Doug S.:

So far we have two prizes on the block with no one in the running. I'd say the odds are pretty good. Math teachers would say that odds are the null set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Doug S.:

Davy Jones' Locker has a new meaning today.
  1:29pm Gary Mitchell:

wish this Three Peas in a Podd was one of the prizes
  1:32pm Brain in KU:

Hitting meltdown. Good afternoon ladies & gentlemen.
  1:32pm Lewis:

Go Charlie!!
  1:33pm Randy:

Someone give dat drummer sum soul.
  1:34pm Brain in KU:

The Sun also Rases
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Doug S.:

We are only $265 away from the goal. Let's hit the goal and exceed it. One MOUSE PLEDGE will, I'm pretty damn sure, make the pledge widget dog's tail wag.

  1:35pm Van in DC:

Well hi! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Doug S.:

Hey hey Van!
  1:39pm Brass Knuckles:

How much money do you have to raise to see the cow poo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Doug S.:

I think Brian just requested the Rascals. We would like to be GROOVIN on the GOOD LOVIN' of your pledges. They would make it A BEAUTIFUL MORNING (in the Pacific time zone).
  1:45pm Sun Bra:

This guy is a horrible story teller but at least he knows how to start a tale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Doug S.:

Now down to $190 to go to HIT THAT GOAL. For a $180 pledge, you get a gorgeous GLOBAL DOMINATION BAG along with all the other cool crap. Check it out:

  1:48pm peter:

Thank you so much for Python. I haven't heard that for a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Doug S.:

One pledge in, two prizes dangled. Grab one like low-hanging fruit. Just don't squeeze!
  1:55pm Van in DC:

Eno worked a lot with Robert Fripp, Toyah's husband. I like them all :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Doug S.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Doug S.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm charlie:

Thanks everyone for listening/commenting/pledging. Will read all your chat later. Glad you could keep each other company while I, uh, did the show!
  2:03pm Dinsdale:

Thanks Charlie and Doug too!
  2:04pm Tony Coulter:

Hurray for Charlie!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Doug S.:

Thank YOU Dinsdale!

Hey Tony!
  2:04pm Van in DC:

Whoo hoo! Awesome! Many thanks charlie!
  2:05pm listener james from westwood:

damn, is this plugz cut on the premium too?! excellent if so. thanks, charlie!
  2:05pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Doug S.:

It has been a pledger, Charlie!
  2:07pm Tony Coulter:

Am sending in a last-second pledge as I type (with my other hand).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm charlie:

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