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Playlist for 27 December 2012 Options | Movements for harpsichord, guitar, and oscillator

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
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ARP Synthesizer Demo Record  excerpt   Options       0:00:07 (Pop‑up)
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  Comin' On   Options Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  Razor & Tie    0:01:01 (Pop‑up)
Raymond Scott  Twinkies   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.  Basta    0:03:07 (Pop‑up)
Vic Mizzy  Gomez   Options The Addams Family  RCA    0:03:34 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Haack  Electric to Me Turn   Options Hush Little Robot  Normal/QDK    0:05:43 (Pop‑up)
Priscilla McLean  Invisible Chariots: Voices of the Invisible (with narration)   Options Electronic Music from the Outside In  Folkways    0:07:23 (Pop‑up)
Yardbirds  For Your Love   Options best of  Rhino    0:08:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Plone  Bibi Plone   Options For Beginner Piano  Warp/Matador    0:16:10 (Pop‑up)
George Barnes & Art Ryerson  Sabor Espanol   Options unreleased (?) album      0:18:49 (Pop‑up)
Hans Edler  Jag Söker Efter Kärlek   Options Elektron Kukéso  Boy Wonder    0:21:32 (Pop‑up)
Supremes  Love Is Here and Now You're Gone   Options Greatest Hits  Motown    0:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Burnier & Cartier  Sitio azul   Options Burnier & Cartier  EMI Odeon    0:26:50 (Pop‑up)
ast0r  Confirmation   Options       0:29:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Insensatez   Options       0:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Mesherin and his Electronik Orchestra  Cuba My Cuba   Options Easy USSR      0:35:07 (Pop‑up)
Kustard Kings  Welcome Christmas   Options A Kustard Kristmas  Confidential Recordings    0:38:01 (Pop‑up)
Kletka Red  Just a Glass of Wine   Options Hijacking  Tzadik    0:41:42 (Pop‑up)
Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five  Special Delivery Stomp   Options       0:45:00 (Pop‑up)
ARP Synthesizer Demo  excerpt   Options       0:48:03 (Pop‑up)
Captain & Tenille  Broddy Bounce   Options Love Will Keep Us Together  A&M 
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0:48:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon    0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
Phil Ochs  Tape From California   Options Tape From California  A&M    0:55:43 (Pop‑up)
Triona Ni Dhomhnaill  When I Was a Fair Maid   Options Triona  Gael-Linn    1:02:12 (Pop‑up)
Stranglers  Golden Brown   Options Feline  Epic    1:05:48 (Pop‑up)
Imitation Electric Piano  Leave Her Johnny   Options Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds  Drag City    1:09:16 (Pop‑up)
Silver Apples  Seagreen Serenades   Options Silver Apples  Kapp; MCA reissue    1:12:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Simply Saucer 
Mole Machine   Options Cyborgs Revisited  Sonic Unyon    1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Transformer Man   Options Trans  Geffen    1:19:37 (Pop‑up)
Joanna Newsom  Peach, Plum, Pear   Options The Milk-Eyed Mender  Drag City    1:22:51 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Meditation for Cembalo and Synthesizer to praise the Grand Supreme   Options     found here  1:26:23 (Pop‑up)
Dymaxion  Mme Commander   Options Dymaxion x 4 + 3 = 39:21  Trattoria / Polystar    1:29:51 (Pop‑up)
Motor Humming  Holiday Accidents   Options Musical Aluminum  Tzadik    1:32:47 (Pop‑up)
Toy  The All Seeing Eye   Options Toy  Smalltown Supersound    1:36:30 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  Career Opportunities   Options Sandinista!  CBS    1:39:59 (Pop‑up)
Allman Brothers Band  Little Martha   Options Eat a Peach  Capricorn    1:42:26 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Daniele Patucchi 
Il Sorriso della Tigre   Options Violent, Dramatic Pieces, and Suspense  SRM Labs/Cam    1:44:39 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  In Another Land   Options Their Satanic Majesties Request  London    1:48:43 (Pop‑up)
Raymond Scott  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.  Basta    1:51:39 (Pop‑up)
Miii  Relation   Options Rabbitbass EP  Maltine  download here  1:53:03 (Pop‑up)
Raymond Scott  Sprite Melonball Bounce   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.  Basta    1:57:52 (Pop‑up)
Plone  Be Rude to Your School   Options For Beginner Piano  Warp/Matador    1:59:06 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  10:37am kat330:

Welcome back, Charlie! Sure hope the Otis spell will hold sway until at least 2 pm EST! For my own crappy morning so far, I'm using a pressure cooker of savory-seasoned black beans to ward away evil spirits. The aroma alone should do the trick. :)
  11:48am charlie:

Hi Kat! The black bean aroma has wafted over here and is invigorating the BDN production team!
  11:50am kat330:

Excellent! So looking forward to your triumphant return!
  11:52am listener james from westwood:

slow-cooked food is a great match for winter. maybe it's the privilege of being sealed in with the aroma while the season rages outside, or coming home through foul weather to find the leftovers waiting in the fridge.
  11:53am listener james from westwood:

good to have you back, charlie, and hello kat330 and all who are drifting in like gentle snowflakes!
  11:54am kat330:

Hey, James! Believe this is the first time I've seen you since the holidays. Happy, happy! Actually, using a pressure cooker means a "fast food" cooking -- uses less energy though. It also magnifies the seasonings for the high pressure aroma. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am charlie:

Hiya, James. I'll make some guacamole. Who's bringing the tortillas?
  11:56am listener james from westwood:

true indeed! i split the difference last weekend, making quick chili sin carne with canned beans. shorter time, but still let them simmer for 90 min and filled the joint with cumin and chili powder scents.
  11:57am listener james from westwood:

right here. i've got the oven-top griddle to heat the tortillas up and everything. chow line forms to the left!
  11:57am kat330:

We may be a small and "battered" army of drummers this apres midi (people still on holiday / not at their listening desks at work), but we'll make up for it in grit.
  11:57am Carmichael:

OK, dialed in the Philco and ready for action.
  11:58am kat330:

Hey, Carm!
  11:59am ndbob:

heya Charlie and everyone!
  11:59am listener james from westwood:

happy happy, kat! i did pop in briefly on mon w./ d:o, but was crazy with work, so couldn't chat as much.
howdy, carmichael!
  12:00pm kat330:

And by "battered" for me, it's been a crappy morning. First Philo's 'cycle wouldn't start, necessitating my getting the laundry together for the laundromat much earlier so I could drop him off at his job first. And the laundromat attendant was rude and annoying (high volume TV he wouldn't turn down), and I forgot some pillowcases (now hand washed and on the line) and, to boot, I lost a sock somewhere along the way! :)

Hi, Bob!
  12:01pm Carmichael:

hi kat! Let's oscillate!!
  12:01pm kat330:

Besides the black beans, the upside of all this is Philo's home for lunch!
  12:03pm ndbob:

hi kat!
  12:04pm kat330:

Oscillation in progress!
  12:06pm listener james from westwood:

"gomez" has montage written all over it.
  12:07pm Philo Gristle:

Smelling great inside the house, and sounds equally good with Mr. Haack! Hello!
  12:08pm Carmichael:

Lurch was the best harpsichord player ever. He knew how to rock it!
  12:08pm kat330:

"Electric to Me Turn" -- OK, maybe the black beans didn't work. I was typing as Philo was coming the door and, at the same time, a lamplight in here went bananas, flashing for several seconds before dying. One of the CFL bulbs.
  12:09pm kat330:

Yardbirds -- sort of! :)
  12:09pm listener james from westwood:

lurch had the advantage of a massive keyboard reach, too!
hello, philo!
  12:09pm Carmichael:

Trivia question: who played the harpsichord heard in this Yardbirds song? (Sssshhh, Charlie!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm charlie:

Hey Carmichael, Bob, and the rest.
Skipping with excitement, apparently.
  12:10pm jan:

Charlie- great to hear you. I hope that you play over under sideways down- from the same yardbirds record. I've had my copy of that LP since the 60's
  12:10pm Steve:

Greeyings from Brooklym. Lotta snow there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm charlie:

(It's on the liner notes of this album)
  12:11pm listener james from westwood:

smooooooth bongo transition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm charlie:

Hey, Jan, Steve!
  12:12pm Carmichael:

I hope it says Brian Auger.
  12:13pm kat330:

@jan: Me, too!
  12:13pm Philo Gristle:

Greets LJFW! For a moment was wondering whether there might be some Delia Derbyshire scheduled for today's show.
  12:14pm listener james from westwood:

i certainly hope so!
  12:16pm kat330:

I hope that's a better Auger for the day than a lightbulb oscillating as it was before it died.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm charlie:

Jan -- me too! (that Yardbirds album)
  12:20pm Philo Gristle:

I think this is the first time I've been able to listen to Charlie's show live, too bad I'll have to cut it short as this has been just terrific so far!
  12:20pm jan:

Charlie- I saved that Y.B.'s album, but tossed Iron Butterfly. Kept anything related to Al Kooper, Blues Project, Electric Flag... don't spin them often. but if you are up to it...
  12:21pm kat330:

Wonder if there'll be any Manzarek harpsichord.
  12:22pm Tower:

Hello all. Hope everyone is doing well. Today's topic reminds me of a 45 I have on Kapp by the Silver Apples, Oscillations, 1968.
  12:23pm Carmichael:

@jan: Lee Dorman just died, so that Iron Butterfly album probably went up in value to $1.25.
  12:24pm Philo Gristle:

Silver Apples are great. In small doses. "I Have Known Love" is on the shortlist of all-time great catchy tunes.
  12:26pm Carmichael:

A few years back, I found "Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980" in a discount bin. 3 CDs, and it was quite an electronic music education.
  12:28pm kat330:

This is sweet (Burnier & Cartier).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm charlie:

Hi Philo, glad to have you! Come back or catch the archive.
Hello, Tower!
@kat330 -- Brazilian guitar duo
  12:31pm Doug S.:

Oof. Just in, finally, from shoveling snow. Glad your ice is playing nice, Charlie!
  12:32pm kat330:

If the only way Philo gets a lunch listen again is to have his bike malfunction (on laundry day), I'll have to hope for archive listening only. :)
  12:33pm listener james from westwood:

see ya later, philo! and howdy doug and everyone else stomping the snow from their shoes!
  12:34pm Steve:

Diane's Hardcore show hijacked my mp3 player for a while.
Excuse me while I go do some crimes.
  12:35pm kat330:

Hey, Doug! We accumulated less than an inch here. Apparently a very narrow Ohio River Valley band was all that escaped a small snowfall in Indiana.
  12:35pm frenchee:

sigh....synths and harpsichords....I must be in weirdo-beardo heaven!
  12:36pm Philo Gristle:

Thanks Charlie, will do. Later LJFW and everyone else! Back to the grind (shot 780 photos of dusty moulds in the morning hours, and will need to dive back in). Have fun!
  12:36pm frenchee:

Keep on pluckin', Chazzzzzzz!
  12:37pm kat330:

(s.b. escaped a *significant" snowfall, sigh... didn't get any sleep last night either, which is what got everything off to a bad start)
  12:38pm kat330:

Cuba My Cuba -- perfect for black beans and rice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm charlie:

Hiya Doug -- take a load off!
Hi Frencheeeeeeee!
Weirdo Beirdo heaven here!
  12:40pm Steve:

Abu Dores!
  12:41pm gary mitchell:

  12:43pm ndbob:

Heya Gary! ... @kat sorry about your lack of sleep - at least you didn't get much snow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm charlie:

Steve -- you recognized that one! (from the Grinch who stole Christmas)
Hi there Gary!
Klezmer kover here...
  12:45pm Steve:

featuring Thurl Ravenscroft!
  12:48pm Tower:

Gary, the picture looks like the master control for the Time Machine!
  12:48pm Michael:

Charlie! Happy holidays! At mom's in NJ so can't tune in. Will catch up later.
  12:49pm Doug S.:

I think your sock just floated by. I'll alert NORAD.
  12:51pm listener james from westwood:

i've just read an article that suggests rudyard kipling coined the term "grinch."
  12:51pm kat330:

@Bob: Yes, I suppose we really lucked out. After the spring tornado devastation and the garden drought devastation, I guess we were due! How cold in your neck of the woods?
  12:52pm Tower:

The Captain is Happenin'!
  12:53pm kat330:

If it wended its way to P-burgh upstream on the Ohio, you're gonna need "a bigger boat" than NORAD.
  12:56pm ndbob:

@kat 10 and cloudy here - light snow earlier - several inches here since it hasn't been close to freezing for a few weeks, so snow from past snowfalls is still around
  12:58pm kat330:

I always liked this song -- the switch to minor key gets me in every song every time.
  12:58pm ndbob:

Hello Todd!
  1:00pm kat330:

Busted, Bob! (two-timin' the playlist :)
  1:01pm listener james from westwood:

10 is bloody cold, but i suspect you've evolved ways to stay warm in these situations.
  1:01pm Carmichael:

I think this is the only Ochs I don't have. Interesting.
  1:04pm ndbob:

@James yep - certainly get used to it here - 10 is actually as warm as it's been for a few days - upper teens are about a normal high for now
  1:06pm Tower:

Good to see you again Bob.
  1:07pm listener james from westwood:

ah, was hoping we might hear this stranglers cut.
  1:09pm Steve:

Rosko used to play this, I believe
  1:14pm kat330:

Oops, sorry, Bob and Tower (Todd, I presume?) Did I mention I got no sleep last night? ;)
  1:15pm Tower:

Gotta love the Silver Apples. Thanks for playing, Charlie.
  1:21pm Steve:

The drummer on Tape....sounds like Hal Blaine
  1:22pm Uncle Michael:

I've been out running errands and listening to the show as much as possible, in the car. It's such a fun show today, Charlie. I LOVED hearing that Invisible Chariots horseshit twice. I was laughing pretty hard. I mean "horseshit" in the most affectionate way.
  1:23pm kat330:

Howdy, UM!
  1:24pm listener james from westwood:

alert: copy editors are needed in brattleboro, vt: http://gawker.com/5971472/let-is-snow-greetings-from-brattleboro-vt
  1:25pm Uncle Michael:

Hi Kat.
  1:26pm kat330:

Rather magnified blunder, multiple times in a headline.
  1:26pm listener james from westwood:

good afternoon, uncle michael!
  1:28pm ndbob:

Hello Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm charlie:

Hi there, Michael, if you are indeed here :)
ty for the job posting, James!
  1:32pm Uncle Michael:

i am here but in the kitchen, enraptured by my wonderful new nakiri.
  1:35pm listener james from westwood:

that's a formidable piece of steel. let veggies quake!
  1:37pm Uncle Michael:

I just took a big piece of ginger to the woodshed.
  1:38pm kat330:

Mmm, sounds as though you're cooking down a storm, UM!
  1:39pm listener james from westwood:

hell, i'm afraid for the woodshed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm charlie:

I don't know why, but I love it when people discuss food and cooking on radio show message boards!
  1:40pm kat330:

It's food porn. ;)
  1:40pm Uncle Michael:

Gonna improvise a pork with ginger and garlic stir fry.
  1:42pm kat330:

My pressured black beans pale by comparison. Bon appetit!
  1:43pm Uncle Michael:

onions, sugar snap peas and thin slices of a mildly piquant red pepper...
  1:44pm listener james from westwood:

lots of fragrant households on this lis'ner list! got chili scent wafting through my place right now.
  1:47pm listener james from westwood:

there's a write-up of the "trans" album in the recent book "how to wreck a nice beach," which is all about vocoders and other artificial voice machines and modifiers.
  1:48pm Uncle Michael:

Neil has TWO sons with cerebral palsy.
  1:49pm kat330:

Are you reading his "Wage Heavy Peace"? I'm stuck at about 30% -- far too much motorized vehicle talk for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm charlie:

Do we want to hear the snoring at the end of this song, or not?
  1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Nope...I've heard it's a mess.
  1:51pm kat330:

So swell the Otis spell helped elevate today's proceedings -- thank you, Charlie!

Happy New Year, everyone. (I'm crawling back to bed now for a long winter's nap. Wake me when it's March.)
  1:52pm Carmichael:

Is that what they have? I had heard that they were on the autism spectrum. His wife is a professor at the Bridge School.
  1:52pm Doug S.:

Big cheers to Mother Nature for not dropping a Busy Doing Nothing killing ice storm on central Vermont! Assuming no ice storms wallop Pittsburgh (knock wood), you can surely expect another episode of Give the Drummer Some to hit the streamwaves for three hours, beginning tomorrow at 9am (ET).

In the meantime, please enjoy these fine artists who've been freezing their patooties off waiting to play for you, here on your 24-hour Give the Drummer Radio stream:

Little Walter
Bouchee Family Singers
The Blue Notes (from South Africa, not w/Harold Melvin)
Lloyd Miller
Billy Harper
Conjunto Reynoso
Les Luthiers
Os Originais do Samba
Anne O'Neill
Sibylle Baier
Taylor's Kentucky Boys
Roscoe Holcomb
Johnnie and Jack
The Sonics
Peter & the Blizzards (performing "Cold As Ice")
and more
and more
and eternally more...
  1:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm charlie:

The Neil Young biog, Shakey, is excellent.
  1:55pm listener james from westwood:

hear hear ... so glad to have busy doing nothing this year. here's to a kill-storm-free 2013!
  1:58pm Tower:

Great show, Charlie! Enjoyed it very much.
  1:59pm listener james from westwood:

bleeps and bloops! raymond scott was their master!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm charlie:

Thanks everyone for being here today! Have a good week.
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