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Playlist for 13 December 2012 Options | Fully charged!

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Dick Hyman  The Liquidator   Options The Man From O.R.G.A.N.       
Skeewiff  Skeewiff & George French - Daft as a brush   Options Skeewiff vs. KPM      0:02:33 (Pop‑up)
Archie Bell & The Drells  On the Radio   Options Hard Not to Like It  Philadelphia International    0:06:11 (Pop‑up)
Of Montreal  Dumb Acre   Options     recorded off their Soundcloud page  0:10:52 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Untitled 3 (from My Favorite Vacation sessions)   Options Gelbart Outtakes    downloaded from the Gelbart outtakes Soundcloud page  0:13:06 (Pop‑up)
Carpenters  We've Only Just Begun (vocal, bass & drums)   Options       0:17:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bubble Butterflies   Options #CCIDAP2012  Indonesian Netlabel Union  downloaded here from the Free Music Archive  0:19:39 (Pop‑up)
Mark DeNardo  Grass   Options Lion, Tiger, Bear  8BitPeoples    0:23:24 (Pop‑up)
Castro Convertible  Castro Convertible jingle   Options       0:26:02 (Pop‑up)
Bran Van 3000  Couch Surfer   Options Glee  Capitol    0:26:24 (Pop‑up)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford  I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground   Options Anthology of American Folk Music: Volume Three: Songs      0:29:02 (Pop‑up)
The Roches  Damned Old Dog   Options The Roches  Warner Bros.    0:32:20 (Pop‑up)
Jules Massenet  Il Sogno, from Manon   Options Fitzcarraldo Soundtrack      0:36:27 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Choladas (Dance of the Moon Festival)   Options Voice of the Xtabay      0:38:56 (Pop‑up)
Conjunto Casino  Mambo Infierno   Options       0:41:36 (Pop‑up)
Lucas Santtana  Who Can Say Which Way   Options Sem Nostalgia      0:44:44 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol.2  Right Tempo    0:47:20 (Pop‑up)
Don Trust  Tries Freedom   Options Tron Dust  Womb  free download here  0:51:14 (Pop‑up)
DJ Frane  A Story I Heard   Options Journey to the Planet of Birds      0:54:16 (Pop‑up)
Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles  Method Man - Release Yo Self   Options Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers      0:59:05 (Pop‑up)
Tape-Beatles  Do You Think It's an Accident   Options Music With Sound      1:02:00 (Pop‑up)
Beatles  Helter Skelter (vocals only)   Options       1:03:50 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  The Sounds of Science   Options Paul's Boutique  Capitol    1:06:49 (Pop‑up)
Tatu  How Soon Is Now   Options 200 kM/h In The Wrong Lane      1:09:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dick Hyman 
Honey West   Options       1:13:02 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Submarine   Options     get it here  1:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Bob Hund  Min Trampolin   Options Istallet for Musik: Forvirring  Silence    1:19:24 (Pop‑up)
Jair Rodrigues  Meu Tamborim   Options Do Brasil Maravilhoso (various artists)  Philips    1:24:45 (Pop‑up)
Dondero High School Symphony Band and A Capella Choir  Satellite of Love   Options Pop Concert 1996    free download here, from Comfort Stand  1:27:07 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  You Can Have It All   Options And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out  Matador    1:31:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve    1:35:44 (Pop‑up)
Takako Tate  Houseki (Jewel)   Options Nobody Knows (recorded from the DVD)      1:39:32 (Pop‑up)
Badfinger  Carry on Till Tomorrow   Options Magic Christian Music  Apple    1:44:31 (Pop‑up)
Clannad  Siuil a Run   Options Dulaman  Shanachie    1:49:05 (Pop‑up)
Pugh Rogefeldt  Här Kommer Natten   Options Ja, Dä Ä Dä!      1:54:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
So What   Options Kind of Bloop      1:58:21 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:53am gary mitchell:

Welcome Back Klodder
  11:58am kat330:

Apropos, we recently got a review copy of "MAD's Greatest Artists: Mort Drucker: Five Decades of His Finest Works." Took me back to my childhood.

Hi, and welcome back, Charlie! Hi, all! Busy, busy doing a lot today, but will try to listen all the way.
  11:58am Michael:

What Me Worry? Noway Charlie's back live!
  11:59am Carmichael:

Hiya Chaz. Waitin' to see what's gonna happen!
  12:00pm Carmichael:

Because of Mad mag, i use the word "sproing!" quite a bit.
  12:00pm ndbob:

morning Gary, Charlie, Kat Michael , Carmichael everyone!
  12:01pm Perri:

Hi all, and welcome back Charlie!
  12:01pm Martha:

This Hyman is bustin' it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm charlie:

Hiya Gary, and kat330, and Michael, Carmichael, and Bob, and Perri and Martha! It's great to be back.
  12:03pm Scott:

Looking forward to the show. I'm glad we ran into you at the coop a few weeks ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm charlie:

Me too, Scott! Nice to see you.
  12:09pm Scott:

Nice to hear an Archie Bell song that's not "Tighten Up" (which is a favorite).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm charlie:

Late period Archie Bell!
  12:13pm Tower:

Hey Charlie, Gary, Bob, Kat, everyone else. Enjoying the music so far.
  12:15pm Doug S.:

What the hell is a drell, anyway?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm charlie:

Welcome, Tower, how's the view from up there?
  12:17pm ndbob:

hello Todd, Doug, Scott
  12:19pm Tower:

Just fine, thank you. Nice and sunny today.
  12:22pm Ricardo Montalban:

Are you announcing from a zeppelin hanger, by any chance?
  12:25pm Dervish:

Um, Ricardo, I think you mean Zëppelin.
  12:27pm Rīcäärdüü Möntäälbänüü:

Yes, you are correct
  12:31pm ndbob:

ah a fave here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm charlie:

@Doug: "Dell, a note to rhyme with Bell"
@Riccaarrdduuuu: Actually, I'm announcing from my zeppelin.
  12:35pm Rīcäärdüü Möntäälbänüü:

Love this album...
  12:35pm frenchee:

Busy doing too much a'something at work Frenchee has to stop and comment/pat Charlie dog on the head for this great song about dogs from my favorite "cheerleaders on acid" band ever.
  12:37pm Rīcäärdüü Möntäälbänüü:

I am hoping for his next album, Bob Dylan does and 18 minute long song about The Hindenburg.
  12:38pm Carmichael:

God, it's been forever since I listened to the Roches. Is this the same album with The Hammond Song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm charlie:

Hi Frenchee! Thanks for stopping by!
Yes, Carmichael.
  12:40pm Rīcäärdüü Möntäälbänüü:

Geez, but this is a wonderful show! The hits keep coming!
  12:44pm frenchee:

and now WE MAMBO! aiyeeeeee!
  12:53pm Tower:

Love Popol Vuh. Their other LP's are every bit as good as Fitzcarraldo.
  12:53pm coincidence?:

  12:55pm Doug S.:

In Don we Trust!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm charlie:

btw, that Don Trust album is one of the best things I've downloaded recently!
  12:57pm Tower:

Nice bass groove!
  1:00pm frenchee:

still not used to hearing F-bombs..... I find myself reaching for the DUMP button
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm charlie:

Me too, Frenchee. I actually still bleep 'em sometimes! Welcome to the Internets...
  1:02pm still b/p:

Rather just sit and listen but gotta do the dishes...get 'em Wu Tang Clean.
  1:07pm Tower:

Shows how strong the vocals really were.
  1:08pm still b/p:

In the big Sandy relief concert televised live last night, the baaaad words would make it on the air, and then a quick audio deletion seemed to follow uselessly a few or several seconds later....like some confusion in the purpose and functioning of a delay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm charlie:

still b/p -- I've done that when missing a bleep!
  1:13pm gary mitchell:

this tatu track is fantastic
  1:13pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie, I must say that your reverb is scintillating.
  1:14pm Uncle Michael:

Honey West = Ann Francis. Yum.
  1:16pm Honey Water:

That's "Anne" UM. :)
  1:17pm Uncle Michael:

That is correct.
  1:19pm Michael:

Emma Peel > Honey West
  1:20pm wombboy:

reel fxxked up show! nice one. welcome back.
  1:21pm Honey Water:

The ocelot trumps all though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm charlie:

Then there's this:
  1:26pm Michael:

Ahhhh yes indeed.
  1:28pm Rīcäärdüü Möntäälbänüü:

This is fantastic!
  1:29pm frenchee:

DAG CHARLIE, the hits just keep on a-comin'! This Satellite of Love is so good I thought it might be you and HOOF N MOUTH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm charlie:

Thanks, Frenchee -- that's quite a compliment, to the naked honesty and emotion of a high school student <3 (I'm being sincere, btw)
  1:39pm frenchee:

yes, they do, DAWG. hund/Swedish, hund/German, bow wow wow!
  1:40pm Scott:

Looking forward to spending some time on the Gelbart soundcloud. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm charlie:

Merci, Frenchee -- et maintenant, je voudrais etre vos chien.
  1:44pm Doug S.:

The only thing better than a 121312 show from Charlie is a 122012 show! Here's to next Thursday!

More live radio is coming up on the stream tomorrow, 9-noon (ET) with the three-hour edish of Give the Drummer Some.

The Drummer Stream gurgles away 24 hours a day. These fine artists have donated their normal appearance fee to charity in order to perform for you, coming up next on the Stream:

Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo
Al Runyon
Brown's Ferry Four
Cowboy Copas
The Downliners Sect
Alexander "Skip" Spence
Miki Farrow
The Sequins
Smokey Johnson
Sonny Simmons
Don Cherry
Deidre Wilson
Baligh Hamdy
and more
and more
and eternally more...
  1:48pm Uncle Michael:

Oooh, something from Oar coming, Doug?
  1:54pm Doug S.:

@Uncle Michael
"Weighted Down" is in the queue.
  1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:56pm Michael:

Great show charlie! The layoff had no effect whatsoever =)
  1:56pm Doug S.:

And speaking of Uncle Michael, tune in to his show Hinky Dinky Time Radio at 9:30pm (ET) tonight over on the Good Time Radio Network for Episode #165:

  1:57pm Uncle Michael:

Than you for flying Copas Airlines.
  1:57pm kat330:

Yep, your return's been a charge that will last until the eve of the end of the world! See ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm charlie:

Thanks for charging up with me here today!
  1:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks so much Doug! This may be the last Thursday night where I try to stuff my exuberance into a mere 60 minutes.
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

was entertooned..
  2:00pm frenchee:

what kat330 said
  2:00pm Tower:

I really like the Pugh Rogefeldt. I'm gonna have to look for his LP's. You never know, they could show up. Great show Charlie!
  2:00pm Uncle Michael:

Great time today, Charlie. Thanks much...
  2:01pm Michael:

Just getting the reverb echo effect - sounds like one of the Good Guys like Harry Harrison or Dan Ingram!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm charlie:

See you next time! Y'all take care now -- bye!
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