Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie Options | A virtual supermarket sweep of recorded history, with an emphasis on processed cheese.

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(still from Wings of Desire)

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Steve Fisk  Aviation Oakie   Options 999 Levels of Undo  Sub Pop    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Barry Gray Orchestra  Theme from Captain Scarlet   Options This Is Cult Fiction Royale (various artists)  Virgin    0:06:39 (Pop‑up)
Jair Rodrigues  Vela Branca   Options Jair (1967)      0:08:33 (Pop‑up)
Franziska Oehme  Kuckucksjahre   Options Schwabing Affairs (various artists)  Diggler    0:12:27 (Pop‑up)
Plastilina Mosh  Mr. P. Mosh   Options Aquamosh  Capitol    0:14:58 (Pop‑up)
The Rip Off Artist  Must Be Catchin'   Options blu tribunL (various artists)  Inflatabl    0:18:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam 
An Elephant on the Roof   Options Eclecktronics  Basenotic/Basta    0:22:52 (Pop‑up)
Oleg Kostrow  Sun Queen Dance   Options Aspirin & Serpantin  Solnze    0:26:04 (Pop‑up)
Les Innocents  Colore   Options Post Partum  Virgin France    0:30:03 (Pop‑up)
MKRNI  Humedad   Options Jumper   
more songs
0:34:57 (Pop‑up)
Turtles  It Was a Very Good Year   Options It Ain't Me Babe  White Whale    0:39:01 (Pop‑up)
Lesley Gore  After He Takes Me Home   Options       0:41:31 (Pop‑up)
Minisnap  Rehash   Options Bounce Around  Magic Marker    0:43:38 (Pop‑up)
Maynard Baird & His Orchestra  Just for You   Options 78  Brunswick  found here  0:46:41 (Pop‑up)
Tinklers  Chimpanzee Party   Options Slowpoke  Serious    0:49:29 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lew Howard All-Stars 
Hula Rock   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:51:54 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno  Over Fire Island   Options Another Green World  EG    0:56:57 (Pop‑up)
Billy Preston  Outa Space   Options 7-inch single (originally)  A&M    0:58:34 (Pop‑up)
Djavan  Magia   Options A Voz, O Violao, A Musica de Djavan  Som Livre    1:02:43 (Pop‑up)
Earth, Wind & Fire  Can't Hide Love   Options Gratitude  Columbia    1:05:35 (Pop‑up)
The Ark  Echo Chamber   Options We Are the Ark  Virgin Sweden    1:09:39 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Alan Hawkshaw 
Sky Train   Options The Road Forward (KPM Library 1192)  KPM    1:13:15 (Pop‑up)
Tune-Yards  Doorstep   Options whokill  4AD    1:15:48 (Pop‑up)
High Places  The Most Beautiful Name   Options High Places vs. Mankind  Thrill Jockey    1:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Cleaners From Venus  A Girl With Cars in Her Eyes   Options On Any Normal Monday  Man at the Off Licence (cassette); Calypso Now    1:22:35 (Pop‑up)
Augustus Pablo  Stop Them Jah   Options King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown  Message/Shanachie    1:25:51 (Pop‑up)
Peter Falk  "Companero" monologue   Options Wings of Desire soundtrack      1:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Suely y Os Kantikus  Esperanto   Options Obsession (various artists)  Bully    1:29:56 (Pop‑up)
Meadow House  Laugh   Options Tongue Under A Ton Of Nine Volters  Alcohol    1:32:44 (Pop‑up)
Les Hauts de Plafond  Vingt degres a gauche   Options Musique d'appartement a tendance radicale... peut-etre  Sonore    1:35:59 (Pop‑up)
Ryan Hardy  Takes Ye Away   Options Heavy Mandolin  Womb 
also available here from the Free Music Archive
1:37:43 (Pop‑up)
Memphis Jug Band  Memphis Shakedown   Options Best of  Yazoo    1:40:49 (Pop‑up)
Connie Acher & Blind Drunk John  Happy Harlem   Options Live on WFMU, 17 July 2000    hear the whole set here  1:43:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Wackie's All Stars 
Good Thing Dub   Options African Roots, Act 3  Wackies    1:47:52 (Pop‑up)
Paul McCartney  Check My Machine   Options McCartney II  EMI    1:51:57 (Pop‑up)
Pomplamoose  September   Options Tribute to Famous People   
(from the video)
1:57:37 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Barry Gray 
By the Pool   Options Thunderbirds Are Go!    arrangement of Thunderbirds Theme  2:00:29 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3/7 9:50am charlie:

Thanks, everyone, for supporting my show, and for making this our most successful fundraiser ever!
  11:43am Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie. Thanks for playing music on the radio!
  11:48am Brian en Angleterre:

Hey Charlie, I can stand on my hindlegs thanks to a pledge to your show. I can go out in public and not be embarrassed anymore by my arms dragging on the ground. Thank you so much.
Next year maybe you could do something about the extensive bodyhair.
  11:49am ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
  11:52am Michael:

High Noon (VT Mean Time) beckons Mr. Charlie. Howdy all!
  12:03pm kat330:

Congrats on the marathon and happy Thursday, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm charlie:

Hi Carmichael!, Bob!, Michael!, Kat!
@Brian -- my hair or your hair? yes, no more knuckle dragging!
  12:05pm kat330:

@Brian: If pledging to "Busy..." causes humans to become upright citizens, then there's no better incentive. You should use that argument next time, Charlie.
  12:08pm kat330:

I don't recollect Captain Scarlet. Sounds like Lost in Space era though.
  12:08pm still b/p:

Captain Scarlet theme is swell!
  12:09pm Brian en Angleterre:

Marathon time is like mutual grooming.

Like your thinking kat330
  12:10pm Carmichael:

My nest band will be called Mutual Grooming.
  12:10pm Carmichael:

  12:11pm kat330:

Ah, Carmichael, you and the other fledglings?
  12:12pm Carmichael:

I believe "The Fledglings" has already been taken.
  12:12pm McGuinn:

I know what you should call your nest band...
  12:13pm Brian en Angleterre:

This sounds like a musical. Is it Hair in a different guise.

Roger or Jim?
  12:14pm kat330:

Typos often generate the most fun comments. Keep 'em coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm charlie:

i have a mutual grooming song here somewhere...
yes, it's always a musical
  12:15pm kat330:

The song title seems like "Cuckoo Year" but probably not.
  12:17pm Brian en Angleterre:

It is cuckoo so is in keeping with the feathered theme
  12:18pm Carmichael:

Mister Bean?
  12:19pm Brian en Angleterre:

Is the Bean character popular in the US?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm charlie:

I think it is cuckoo year...
  12:22pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hello Charlie! I just came in from a little "outside" break from work, and I remembered it's time to get busy, doing nothing. Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm charlie:

yay wendy!
  12:24pm Carmichael:

He was on BBC America for a short while. My peeps back in Wexford clued me in.
  12:25pm Brian en Angleterre:

Never got it myself, Carmichael.
  12:25pm Wendy del Formaggio:

It kinda cracks me up that I'm listening in the same town from where you're producing the show, but it goes all the way back down to Jersey City's computer servers (I gather) before coming back up to me. Zip! Zoom!
  12:26pm still b/p:

  12:26pm Brian en Angleterre:

Hey Wendy having trouble finding that Brescia cheese you recommended. Have to go to source!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm charlie:

yes, it's like all the fedex pkgs routed through tennessee or wherever
  12:29pm kat330:

@Charlie: [back from some kitchen duty]: Or maybe it's "Cuckold's Year"?
  12:31pm kat330:

Got the sound piped through a few rooms so can move from the keyboard, but what's taking so long in getting us that thought-direct-to-keyboard, hands-free application anyway? For that matter, where is my flying car?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm charlie:

you didn't pledge enough to get the flying car, @kat:)
  12:35pm still b/p:

Captain Scarlet is ready to discuss these things with you on the picture-phone there on the playlist.
  12:37pm Brian en Angleterre:

This is the original Gerry Anderson animation before Captain scarlett. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFF26F-C_RQ
  12:38pm Carmichael:

You'll have to settle for the Flying Pickets, kat.
  12:38pm kat330:

Wendy, I've noticing you are the cheese expert. Are you familiar with Capriole Farmstead goat cheeses? They're just up the hill from us in Greenville, IN.
  12:40pm kat330:

"noticed" argh. I didn't mean my own typos.
  12:41pm Carmichael:

Man, I am a Turtles fanatic and I've never heard this song!
  12:41pm kat330:

Thanks for the link, Brian. Actually, I went to the BBC home, and then Charlie's graphic appeared. I realize I DID see an episode somehow. Maybe it was an extra in some BBC box series we bought? J.T. would know. He's a sponge for trivia.
  12:42pm Brian en Angleterre:

This is very early, later versions were better with my hero Jiffy the Broomstick Man.
  12:44pm Michael:

Charlie - where was that Wings of Desire clip from?
  12:44pm kat330:

Everything's a band name to you, Carm. :) And yes, Charlie's going deep on the Turtles and Gore.
  12:45pm Van in DC:

I'm late. Hi there. Happy Thursday to everyone.
  12:45pm ndbob:

good one here Charlie!
  12:46pm still b/p:

I like how the Wiki info on It Was A Very Good Year mentions in the first sentence that Frank's version was in D-minor.
  12:47pm Brian en Angleterre:

Charlie like the picture on the home page. Friend of yours?
  12:47pm kat330:

I'll Twizzle w/Footso after the show.
  12:52pm kat330:

She sort of looks like Patton Oswalt in drag.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm charlie:

I would chat more, but I'm eating peanut butter, and it's stuck to the roof of my mouth.
  1:03pm Van in DC:

Good one to crank up :)
  1:03pm kat330:

Charlie, you type with your mouth? [Speaking of which, I think I might have just put my foot in mine w/the comment before. So sorry if I insulted anyone.]
  1:08pm ndbob:

@charlie - that St. James collection is great - particularly "Satan is Busy in Knoxville"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm charlie:

Brian -- she's a friend of mine from 1929
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm charlie:

Yes, Bob, Satan Is Busy in Knoxville - highly recommended!
  1:25pm Brian en Angleterre:

The Cleaners from Essex really. Was it Martin Newell who writes poetry?
Charlie, has she got a sister?
  1:29pm kat330:

Can I ask, Brian were you talking about the Charlie friend on the FMU homepage blurb, or the one on his playlist home page? I was talking about the latter, FWIW.
  1:29pm ndbob:

ah "Wings of Desire"
  1:35pm Carmichael:

Martin Newell's quite a character. Went on a tour once by bicycle, and is a big Monkees fan.
  1:37pm Brian en Angleterre:

kat the babe with the camera.
The opening of Wenders 'Kings of the Road' is wonderful with one man shaving and watches whilst another drives his car into the Rhine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm charlie:

oh the gal w/ the camera is a friend from the 1950s, the gal on my playlist homepage (www.wfmu.org...) is a friend from the 1920s
  1:39pm Brian en Angleterre:

Esperanto never really got going as a common European language. Funny how close it is to Esperanza (hope).It was superceded by one called money.
  1:39pm kat330:

Ah, well then, camera-babe looks NOTHING like Oswalt in drag. Glad I cleared that up anyway. Now, does Hello to Jason Isaacs! ring any bells en Angleterre?
  1:41pm Brian en Angleterre:

Non mon ami.
  1:43pm Doug S.:

Jeez, just noticed that a mere $45 would move Charlie to 100%. (Charlie would never bring it up, but I just did. Ha!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm charlie:

Ha ha, Doug, I *meant* to bring it up, or at least that folks can still pledge.
  1:46pm Van in DC:

Ha. Sounds kind of like Amanda?
  1:46pm Lewis:

is that for the shift or the whole marathon? - I have a bit left in my y3k I could throw into the pot...
  1:46pm Carmichael:

Sadly, at this point in the pay cycle, it would do the same for me ...

I'll get back to you next week.
  1:48pm Doug S.:

Lewis, the station made it's overall goal. Many individual shows are short of their own personal goals.
  1:52pm Doug S.:

Speaking of Amanda...

My show Give the Drummer Some will be live on the stream AND ON WFMU TOO, tomorrow morning. I will be filling in for Scott McDowell's show A Long Rally. In the middle of the show, Amanda will come on live and do a set of tunes!!

Give the Nazario Drummer Some Scenario, tomorrow at 9am!
  1:54pm kat330:

Is this the same Amanda who sang "Venus de Milo"? That was a marathon highlight for me.
  1:55pm kat330:

[and if I've stepped in it again somehow, just shoot me...]
  1:56pm Van in DC:

This is really McCartney? Wow. Was this his response to Ono's Mind Train? :)
  1:56pm Van in DC:

@kat330 - yep, same Amanda :)
  1:58pm kat330:

@Van: Whew.
  1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm charlie:

@Van, that McC II album had some unusual stuff on it
  1:59pm kat330:

What he said!
  2:00pm frenchee:

thanks for the link, Charlie! Now I can comment more or less directly.
Love the Pompelmousse ??? cover of EARTH WIND AND FIRE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm charlie:

Thanks everyone for hangin' out here today! See you next week.
  2:02pm Van in DC:

Thanks for the show Charlie!
  2:02pm Michael:

Yea thanks much charlie. Had to work! But the tunes were on. Just watched Wings for the umpteenth time and a show with you spinning the tunes and clips of the great film are wonderful.
  2:04pm Brian en Angleterre:

More babes, Charlie.
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