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 13 September 2012 Options | Who am I (without you)?

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Yoshitomo Nara, Cosmic Girls (2008)

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Alice Cooper  Titanic Overture   Options Pretties for You  Straight   
Quasi  Fuck Hollywood   Options The Sword of God  Touch and Go  0:00:56 (Pop‑up)
Lee Michaels  You Are What You Do   Options 5th  A&M  0:05:46 (Pop‑up)
Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry  A Sunny Disposish   Options Jeeves & Wooster (TV series)    0:08:48 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  My Name Is Nobody   Options Film Music Volume II  Virgin  0:10:15 (Pop‑up)
B-52's  52 Girls   Options The B-52's  Warner Bros.  0:13:17 (Pop‑up)
The Sunshine Fix  See Yourself   Options Age of the Sun  Emperor Norton  0:16:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Teupen Group 
      0:20:43 (Pop‑up)
The Feminine Complex  Hide & Seek   Options Livin' Love  Teenbeat  0:24:48 (Pop‑up)
Tape-Beatles  I Can't Do It   Options Music With Sound    0:28:24 (Pop‑up)
Mousie and the Traps  It's All in the Way   Options Ultimate Girl Groups (various artists)    0:29:39 (Pop‑up)
Tape-Beatles  Please Help Me   Options Music With Sound    0:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Strawberry Alarm Clock  Incense and Peppermints   Options Incense and Peppermints  Uni  0:33:39 (Pop‑up)
The Books  I Am Who I Am   Options The Way Out    0:36:24 (Pop‑up)
Popeye  I Yam What I Yam   Options     0:39:12 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Curtis  Who Are You   Options Superstar in a Housedress    0:39:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Soundmaker Blues   Options     0:41:26 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Who Am I?   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel/Pye  0:44:54 (Pop‑up)
New York Dolls  Personality Crisis   Options New York Dolls  Mercury  0:47:30 (Pop‑up)
Barbara and Ernie  Searching the Circle   Options Prelude to...    0:50:47 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Who Is It   Options Talking Heads '77  Sire  0:55:05 (Pop‑up)
Boredoms  Your Name Is Limitless   Options Soul Discharge    0:56:57 (Pop‑up)
Pram  A Million Bubbles Burst   Options The Museum of Imaginary Animals  Merge  0:59:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
The Rhythm Generator   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.  Basta  1:04:34 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Johnston  Life in Vain   Options Fun  Atlantic  1:08:47 (Pop‑up)
The Poppy Family  Which Way You Goin', Billy?   Options A Good Thing Lost    1:12:01 (Pop‑up)
The New Creation  Where Are You Going?   Options Troubled  Companion  1:15:14 (Pop‑up)
Mothers of Invention  Flower Punk   Options We're Only in It for the Money    1:18:33 (Pop‑up)
The Partridge Family  Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque   Options The Partridge Family Album  Bell  1:21:50 (Pop‑up)
Dondero High School Symphony Band and A Capella Choir  Sunshine of Your Love   Options Pop Concert 1996    1:25:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)   Options A Hard Day's Night (soundtrack)  United Artists  1:28:44 (Pop‑up)
Milton Henry  Who Do You Think I Am?   Options Who Do You Think I Am?  Wackies  1:32:12 (Pop‑up)
DJ Vadim  Who the Hell Am I   Options USSR Repertoire    1:34:58 (Pop‑up)
Donald Sanders  Take a Look at Yourself   Options unreleased    1:38:38 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  How Do Yeaw View You?   Options Tales of Kidd Funkadelic  Westbound  1:42:17 (Pop‑up)
Quasi  It's Raining   Options The Sword of God  Touch and Go  1:45:39 (Pop‑up)
B.J. Thomas  Send My Picture to Scranton, PA   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Scepter  1:48:33 (Pop‑up)
Deanna Storey  I'm Just a Little Person   Options Synecdoche, New York (film soundtrack)    1:51:15 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us & Kenny G  I've Got You   Options Nothing Special    1:54:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Blue Birds 
Sun We Bilou Akh Waliya   Options Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976 (various artists)  Sublime Frequencies  1:58:05 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:56am Carmichael:

I'm doing something in the way of gainful employment, Charlie, but I'll listen in as I can. Damn mortgage company ....
  12:00pm ndbob:

morning Charlie, Carmichael, everyone!
  12:02pm Michael:

hey now charlie, carm, ndbob and any others that may appear. Lovely here in Boston - hope it is in B'boro and everywhere else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm charlie:

Well, Michael, Carmichael, and Bob, now it's a party.
  12:05pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie Carmichael, ndbob & Michael. If you want to get the cards out, I'll make the cocktails.
  12:06pm listener james from westwood:

did somebody say "party"? and "cards"? sign me up! and howdy to all!
  12:07pm Michael:

Quite the sausage-fest. Hope some chicks show up...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm charlie:

Howdy, Brian and James.
  12:09pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, ever played Wout Steenhuis? Great story. Innovative.
  12:10pm kat330:

Hi, Charlie!

A nice moment in the kitchen when a Cooper chord matched the microwave beep perfectly.
  12:11pm kat330:

Michael, here's a chick. However, deal me in only for bridge. :)
  12:13pm Michael:

Finally! ;p Fun film this.
  12:14pm ndbob:

Hey Cat, Brian, James.anyone else I didn't say hello to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm charlie:

I planned that chord to match your microwave, Kat330! (and welcome)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm charlie:

Brian -- I will look into that Wout Steenhuis, thanks.
Michael -- still never seen that film.
  12:16pm kat330:

Hiya, Bob, and also to all of you players here!
  12:17pm kat330:

Now if those Nara girls would put their hair up in B-52 beehives...
  12:18pm Michael:

More a comedy than straight western. Or western with comedic elements. Leone only partially involved.
  12:19pm Brian in UK:

That 'Don't say' verbal has got Spike Jones written all over it.
  12:24pm kat330:

Would it be easier if we were all numbers, Charlie?
  12:26pm jan:

njoyin your show!
  12:26pm Doug S.:

I'm cleaning house again today, so you have to compete with the vacuum cleaner. (Back in college, I was on the campus radio station with future WFMU deejay Matt Ostrowski—Uncle Matty O. In college, Matt was in a band and his instrument was the vacuum cleaner. Their big "hit" was "Sigmund Freud Was Right, I Want to Fuck My Mother.")
OK, back to "vacuuming"!
  12:28pm Laura L:

If you happen to have it, Charlie, "Titled" on Arto Lindsay's "Mundo Civilizado" would go right into this theme.
  12:30pm listener james from westwood:

if anyone has a tune to match the tone of that hoover as per kat330's microwave, it'll be charlie. or possibly kenny g.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm charlie:

Hiya Doug, Jan, Laura L.
I do have songs with appliances in them :)
Don't have that song, Laura, but will look for it.
  12:31pm Gary Mitchell:

diggin' Mousie here!
  12:31pm don:

ya buddy!
  12:31pm kat330:

@Doug: Completed my vacuuming four hours ago, before the heat of the day. Hope you're enjoying this spectacular week's worth of weather we're having.
  12:32pm Ralph K.:

I gotta call the wife - now there's a tone that matches.
  12:32pm Katya Oddio:

Hi, gang! Missed Fry and Laurie, dang. The one we sing at Oddio Headquarters is "Ever So Goosey."
  12:32pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm charlie:

Gary, thanks for mousing on over!
Greetings, Don and Katya, Ralphie baby.
  12:35pm Gary Mitchell:

peppermints for everybody
  12:35pm listener james from westwood:

what what what? was just thinking about incense & peppermints earlier today. (the song, not the enlivening substances.) for some reason i was imagining muppets performing it. had sesame street started a few years earlier, they might have....
  12:36pm ndbob:

and QE 3 is here - more or less
  12:36pm Doug S.:

My favorite song mentioning household appliances is "The Dryer," a two-part soul treasure by Roy Lee Johnson & the Villagers.
  12:37pm ndbob:

@Doug not to mention Streisand's household appliance song
  12:40pm Doug S.:

And of course there's always "My Bathroom"

Go here: http://bit.ly/PmCSnQ
  12:42pm Brian in UK:

Muppets on acid. Would you Adam & Eve it!!
  12:42pm ndbob:

@Doug yep - I almost got a copy of that - someone right in front of me at a record show bought it
  12:45pm kat330:

Who am I? I'll be South. So who's my partner?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm charlie:

You really do want to play bridge, don't you, Kat330?
  12:46pm Carmichael:

  12:48pm kat330:

@Charlie: I wouldn't mind. Been a mighty long time since I've played in a room full of tables. Mostly playing against the computer by my lonesome [emoticon is the Nara girl on the right, with a tear sliding down her cheek].
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm charlie:

  12:49pm Katya Oddio:

All the talk about all that you give calls to mind
The Cinematic Orchestra - All That You Give
  12:51pm kat330:

That was W.F. Buckley, right?
  12:53pm Junior:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm charlie:

Yes, speaking about Hunter S. Thompson.
  12:56pm Katya Oddio:

Yes! "Who Is It" was looping in the noggin with the theme of the show!
  1:00pm kat330:

Is this show going to end with "Who's on First"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm charlie:

lol, kat330!
  1:05pm kat330:

And they start playing bridge....
  1:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Don't know how to play bridge--you'll have to bridge that gap...

Hi charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm charlie:

watch for the organ swell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm charlie:

hello there Matt
  1:15pm Gary Mitchell:

she had an organ transplant
  1:15pm kat330:

Hey, Matt! Famous around these parts (besides Hunter S. Thompson) are our Bridges Never Built -- an endless debate.
  1:17pm Gary Mitchell:

this new creation is yet another winner.. what a show
  1:18pm Matt from Springfield:

Crunchy little number here, very good for Christian rock!
  1:18pm Katya Oddio:

Sinner man sure sounds like a lot more fun. Ack, hippies....
  1:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi kat!

Ooooh! We're Only In It For The Money! There's about 5 Zappa albums I really love, and this is one of them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm charlie:

Curative for hippies here.
  1:20pm Michael:

I'm goin' to the shrink so he can help me be a nervous wreck . . .
  1:20pm kat330:

I agree on that, Matt.
  1:21pm trish:

''m going to get a little lost.'
  1:22pm kat330:

I lost custody of this one in my divorce, so I've not heard it in an age. Thanks, Charlie! [Flower Punk I mean]
  1:22pm Michael:

First concert in NYC i ever went to was FZ/Mothers. Zappa trust recently released it so I had to get it.
  1:23pm kat330:

[Glad I clarified that!]
  1:23pm Brian in UK:

That's a swell organ.
  1:26pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: Partridge Family albums are among the biggest casualties of divorces, you know ;)

Amazing segue, charlie!
  1:26pm Brian in UK:

FZ did some work with a Telefunken U47, if memory serves. Back to household equipment.
  1:27pm Katya Oddio:

David Cassidy is the same age as my mom (who started young). That freaked me out when I was little.
  1:28pm kat330:

Never ever saw The Partridge Family and heard about as little.
  1:28pm Katya Oddio:

Youse peoples always give me Thursday morning giggles.
  1:29pm kat330:

Isn't it "a cappella"? 2 p's or not 2 p's?
  1:30pm Katya Oddio:

One P, I think of Ella Fitz. "Pass a cap, ella"
  1:30pm Brian in UK:

  1:31pm Katya Oddio:

(It's two P's)
  1:31pm Matt from Springfield:

I was in a restaurant recently where they were piping "muzaky" instrumentals of popular songs, and I was identifying various ones. Then I heard THIS exact track, the George Martin Orchestra's instrumental of "This Boy", that Ringo walked around to in "A Hard Day's Night".

Quality selection for a muzak mix! And I HAVE this one, that was the first time ever I had a muzak track I heard!
  1:32pm Katya Oddio:

(It's alternatively one P)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm charlie:

  1:34pm kat330:

Well, we may not have answered who we are in today's session, but we've nailed a cappella! :)
  1:34pm Katya Oddio:

Jesus and Jah and cults do seem to appeal to those who are lost and asking, "Who am I?"
  1:35pm ndbob:

the Dondero HS records are really good
  1:37pm Katya Oddio:

Cheers to Comfort Stand for providing them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm charlie:

get 'em all here (scroll down):
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm charlie:

This is an unreleased song by a friend of mine from high school, recorded a few years later.
  1:41pm kat330:

Are you playing drums?
  1:43pm Katya Oddio:

Ha! My Comfort Stand email still works! I did not know that! [TM J. Carson] (tip og the hat to kat330)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm charlie:

I'm not in the band!
  1:44pm kat330:

OK, all right, no need to shout it! :)
  1:48pm kat330:

This lead vocal is somewhere between Howe Gelb and ummm, help me out ....
  1:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Send My Picture to Dunder Mifflin.
  1:51pm kat330:

Ooh -- non sequitur alert -- I heard it's David Clayton Thomas' birthday today. I really love his voice.
  1:51pm Doug S.:

Like all good things, Busy Doing Nothing must come to an end (unless Charlie would like to keep spinning until 9am tomorrow!)

Speaking of which, more good things coming up tomorrow morning at 9am with another GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, followed at noon by the penultimate streamcast of Steinski's A ROUGH MIX.

Immediately following Reverend Lewis here on your 24-hour Drummer Stream, these fine artists will be beeseeching Our Saviour in your name(s):

Amaswazi Emvelo & Mahlatini
Juan Guido
Chuito el de Bayamón
Saunders King
Elton Anderson
Atakora Manu's Band
Francis Bebey
Jane Bowman
The Sheppard Brothers
The Carlisle Brothers
Loretta Thompson
The Masqueraders
The Francettes
Bob Ridgley
Stephen McCraven
Yusef Lateef
and more
and more
and eternally more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm charlie:

Hey, Doug, what if I bar the doors of the studio and refuse to leave? :)
Just kidding -- Nice Lineup!
  1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: Ah, the BST singer! He is a great singer, and not a non-sequitur, since B.J. Thomas is also a good male singer from the same time period.
  1:56pm trish:

thursday thank yees
  1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

PLU and Kenny G--great separately, even greater together!
  1:57pm kat330:

TY, Doug -- and thank you muchly, Mr. Lewis, for helping us explore who we are.

Ta-ta friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm charlie:

Hey, all a ya BDN-ers -- thanks much for being here today and yakkin' it up. You're the best listeners a DJ could have :)
  1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:59pm Michael:

Thanks c. You ARE someone!
  1:59pm Doug S.:

Stay as LONG as you like, Cholly.
  2:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Why thankee charlie! It's much better to share your listening around with other listeners, I agree!

Double ta, kat! :)
Thanks muchly charlie, and I'll see all you other fine listeners around!
  2:02pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm charlie:

Thanks, Doug, but I'm done! See y'all next week.
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