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 11 October 2012 Options | Japanese music semi-spectacular

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Spacemen  Track 11   Options Cherry Viewing A Go Go!      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Puffy  Jet Keisatsu   Options Jet CD  Epic/Sony Japan    0:02:11 (Pop‑up)
Boredoms  B for Boredoms   Options Chocolate Synthesizer  WEA Japan; Reprise    0:05:47 (Pop‑up)
Masaru Satoh  Titles   Options Yojimbo (soundtrack)      0:08:27 (Pop‑up)
ooioo  umo   Options Taiga    great video for this song here  0:10:48 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Yano  Over the Hill   Options Japanese Girl      0:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Cubismo Grafico 
Up to You!   Options Mini      0:17:13 (Pop‑up)
Yann Tomita & Doopees  How Does It Feel   Options Doopee Time  For Life Records    0:22:01 (Pop‑up)
Yumbo  Cake   Options Arrival to the Liveable Rubble  Igloo    0:25:21 (Pop‑up)
Chinggis Chan Dread  Yutakana Nippon   Options Tokyo Reggae Clash (various artists)  Wackies    0:28:55 (Pop‑up)
Metamo  track 4   Options Ja-Do  Q-Tip    0:33:04 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Daughter  Daisy   Options Shaggy Head Dressers      0:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
track 5   Options Cherry Viewing A Go Go!      0:41:21 (Pop‑up)
Plastics  Dance in the Metal   Options Origato Plastico      0:44:48 (Pop‑up)
Kazmi with Rickies  Preach   Options Who  Toshiba EMI    0:48:30 (Pop‑up)
Boredoms  Eeedoms   Options Chocolate Synthesizer  WEA Japan; Reprise    0:53:12 (Pop‑up)
eX-Girl  Upsy Daisy Ramsy   Options Heppoco Pou      0:56:59 (Pop‑up)
Kewpie cooking show  theme   Options       1:01:57 (Pop‑up)
Lady Reignicorn  Teacher   Options AM: Racket Volume One    aka DJ Keili!  1:02:37 (Pop‑up)
Stereo Total  Ushila Sugata Ga Kilei   Options Stereo Total  Bobsled    1:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Fantastic Plastic Machine 
Pura Saudade (Optiganally Mix)   Options Fantastic Plastic Machine  Bungalow; Emperor Norton    1:08:14 (Pop‑up)
Peanuts  Chakkiri Cha Cha   Options First Album      1:13:23 (Pop‑up)
Keiko Abe  Mi-Chi   Options Marimba Fantasy      1:16:38 (Pop‑up)
Hikashu  To Icecron   Options Twin Best      1:19:13 (Pop‑up)
Ikue Asazaki  Obokuri-Eeumi   Options Utabautayun (used in Samurai Chamloo, episode 14)      1:22:02 (Pop‑up)
Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble  Toi Hibiki   Options Dreams      1:27:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Joji Yuasa 
Oen (A woman named En): Part 5   Options Music For Theatrical Drama      1:34:25 (Pop‑up)
Halcali  Hello, Hello, Alone   Options Bacon  For Life    1:38:55 (Pop‑up)
Lolita No. 18  Love Letter   Options Yalitamin      1:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Hikashu  Glass No Dance   Options Twin Best      1:46:02 (Pop‑up)
Cornelius  Thank You for the Music   Options Fantasma      1:49:28 (Pop‑up)
Yukari Fresh  3.5.2   Options Cook Some Dishes      1:54:15 (Pop‑up)
Tenniscoats  Telen Pa Wu   Options Songs For Nao: Fourteen Bands From Japan (various artists)  Chapter    1:56:09 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9 10:57pm charlie:

  11:15am Katya Oddio:

Konnichiwa, Lewisisan! Looking forward to this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am charlie:

Ohayo gozaimasu, Oddio-san! Me too :)
  11:45am Carmichael:

Hey Charlie! Japanese records, eh? So I guess that's lots of Cheap Trick!
  11:46am listener james from westwood:

happy to be here for the festival of the endless pelican dance!
  11:49am doyle:

doyle dean likes this
  11:50am Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie, james, Carmichael & Katya. Is that Scott Williams junior being carried?
  11:53am Brian in UK:

My mistake, Scott jnr is a goose.
  11:59am Michael:

Hey now charlie! And I see James and Brian and doyle and Carm and Katya. Greetings and happy 10/11/12 day.
  12:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi charlie and other Japanophiles!

Glad you noticed as well, Michael! The last one of those dates this century (Europeans have until 10. Nov 2012 for their last).
  12:02pm listener james from westwood:

this show will go nicely with the book on modern japanese history i just finished copyediting.
  12:05pm ndbob:

heya charlie and everyone!
  12:05pm Carmichael:

Charlie, will you play any Plastics today? If Japan had a classic pop group, they would be it.
  12:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@LJFW: Can you sum up modern Japanese history in one sentence?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm charlie:

Yah! Hey there Carmichael, James, Doyle, Brian, Michael, Matt, Bob! And to those about to rock...
  12:07pm Matt from Springfield:

This Puffy has a very 70s rock sound that Clay Pigeon would love! Too bad his DJ Duel with Fabio doesn't start until 3, I would give him points if he played this one!
  12:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi NDBob, Carm and everyone!
  12:07pm Artie:

I'm feeling this Puffy.
  12:12pm Carmichael:

Ha Ha! Just remembered the 5-6-7-8s! Probably a bit "lite" for this station, though ....
  12:12pm listener james from westwood:

matt: modern japanese history has been a journey from feudalism and farming to democracy and industrial might, shaped by the larger world and in turn, shaping the world around it through commerce, culture, and conflict.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm charlie:

hiya Artie, I'm feelin' your feelin'
Nah, Carm, I like the 5678s, many do, esp Joe Belock
  12:14pm don:

  12:14pm Artie:

Hey Mickey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm charlie:

oboy, Don's here!
  12:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Great mash-up potential for this "umo"! Pair it with the Ting Tings "That's Not My Name".

Bravo LJFW! :)
  12:15pm northguineahills:

@listener james from westwood: and all w/in 158 years.
  12:16pm listener james from westwood:

i give good summary
  12:16pm northguineahills:

or, one could argue, under 50 years, as by 1910, they were more industrialized then anyone else besides the US/UK/France/Germany.
  12:17pm don:

yo charlie! so psyched for this show
  12:17pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: The 5-6-7-8s had songs in "Kill Bill", that's WAY too mainstream for WFMU! We dig the challenge of digging deeper!

Dig dig dig, until you reach the core. Then dig some more. If you do it right you'll end up in Japan...
  12:17pm Doug S.:

I just have one thing to say:
  12:19pm Tower:

oooh, pretty pelican!
  12:20pm listener james from westwood:

ah, but i suspect fmu played the 5-6-7-8s well before quentin went crate-digging for their gems. as the homepage occasionally says, "hear the music in tomorrow's volkswagen ads, today"
  12:22pm Artie:

@Doug: Got any Ovaltine for sale?
  12:24pm Doug S.:

@Artie, bump Charlie up to 100% and I will mail you a container of Ovaltine immediately. (Bump him up to 50% and I will email it.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm charlie:

Howdy, Northguineahills, Tower, and Mr Drummer-Some!
  12:27pm Otis:

great slowburning older 5678s song is "Blue Radio" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS3C8AcPrZ0
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm charlie:

Thanks, Otis, and a warm welcome to you!
  12:31pm Matt from Springfield:

@LJFW: True. And that's a great slogan!
  12:31pm Otis:

thanks charlie! Great show... rarely at keyboard though/
  12:33pm still b/p:

Tom Cruise is missing from the comment summary of Japanese history.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm charlie:

hi still b/p
ok everybody let's break out the sake...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm charlie:

"Daisy" by Buffalo Daughter goes out to listener Jan (catch you on the archives, Jan!)
  12:41pm still b/p:

This is great. Nearly missed it...end of job meant end of FMU schedule/computer habits.
  12:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Buffalo Daughter is great!
  12:45pm northguineahills:

I agree w/ Matt!
  12:45pm Katya Oddio:

Thought I bought a Japanese koto album, but it was Kenny G -- not the Kenny G we know and love. Disappointing is not the word.
  12:47pm Katya Oddio:

Thanks for the reminder, Doug! haven't made my pledge this time yet.
  12:47pm jan:

Was that me who made the request? Not today, anyway, but thanks for playing it. I am listening live today, at the studio. Show is great! I pledged too.
  12:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Dance in the "Metal", not "Middle"?!
  1:02pm Katya Oddio:

92%! Kick ass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm charlie:

Yes, Jan, great call. I forgot I had that one :)
Yes, Matt, Metal, not Middle! So you can be the Metal Matt instead of the Middle Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm charlie:

8% unbearable cuteness!
  1:04pm Katya Oddio:

Totally unrelated, but did you hear Wanda Jackson just released a new album? Little firecracker is still at it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm charlie:

"naughty word alert"
  1:07pm Katya Oddio:

Think it was on Charlie's show c1990 that I first heard Petty Buka (sp?) and Shoukichi Kina and Champloose.
  1:07pm Boris:

We're waiting...
  1:08pm Katya Oddio:

Lady Reignicorn had her say already, Boris
  1:12pm Katya Oddio:

Hmmm... mid-'90s, eh? T'weren't Charlie then.
  1:14pm Katya Oddio:

J-Pop World - http://www.j-popworld.com/
  1:14pm northguineahills:

Lady Reignicorn, from Adventure Time?
  1:15pm Katya Oddio:

Peanuts, I still love you so!
  1:16pm Katya Oddio:

She's Korean, right, NGH?
  1:21pm northguineahills:

Yep, Katya Oddio! (In Adventure Time)

(or she speaks Korean)
  1:26pm Katya Oddio:

Sucked in college Japanese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm charlie:

I'd still love to study Japanese....
  1:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Ikue Asazaki is sung in a lounge style, but seems more "traditionally Japanese".
  1:30pm northguineahills:

Otomo, one of my all-time favorite musicians.
  1:31pm Katya Oddio:

I can testify that you have mastered origami
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm charlie:

Yes, the universal language of paper folding ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm charlie:

@Matt, I believe that is a traditional song from Okinawa...
  1:37pm Katya Oddio:

Berserk - Giant Robots
  1:38pm listener james from westwood:

berserk giant robots are the very best giant robots.
  1:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Interesting, you can kind of tell the "old" sounds of Japan.
  1:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Absolutely, LJFW!
  1:46pm Katya Oddio:

You want traditional? Seek out bushi, shomyo, gagaku, kachashi.
  1:47pm Katya Oddio:

Champloose - Haisai Ojisan
  1:47pm ndbob:

this is great!
  1:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Yep Katya, that's the *very* old stuff!
  1:51pm listener james from westwood:

lol @ the electric company sample!
  1:52pm Katya Oddio:

Yeah! Rita Moreno has SOME lungs!
  1:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Gr8! intro!!!!!
1-2-3-meow! is my new count-in!
  1:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Any relation to Abba's "Thank You For The Music"? Japabba.
  1:54pm doyle:

yay plastics! (me, late to that party....work....work....work.....)
  1:55pm Katya Oddio:

Cornelius! Man, his "Point" was sure in overplay
Cornelius - Point of View Point
  1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:59pm listener james from westwood:

a hearty arigato, charlie-sama! best thursday to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm charlie:

Thanks, Bob!
Thanks everyone for joining me today!
And thanks to everyone who's pledging support to WFMU, Give the Drummer Radio, and my shoe!
See you next week.
-- Charlie
  2:02pm Michael:

Thanks for the journey charlie - see ya next time!
  2:02pm Katya Oddio:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm charlie:

  2:32pm Tower:

Too busy to comment much today. Great show as always!
Avatar 12:18pm still b/p:

Hurling text into the paaaaaaaast!
If I had the last four months to do over again, I'd....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Charlie:

still b/p -- we've been waiting four months for you to show up here! ;)
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