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 16 May 2013 Options | Can you feel a little love

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Scala Choir

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Roger Roger  Danse Lunaire   Options Grands Travaux: Music for Film Production 1956-1966  Basta   
Los Samplers  Wiken (DSP Chacha)   Options Descargas  Rather Interesting  0:02:29 (Pop‑up)
Parliament  P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)   Options Mothership Connection  Casablanca  0:06:30 (Pop‑up)
Silver Apples  I Have Known Love   Options Contact  Kapp; MCA reissue  0:14:06 (Pop‑up)
Guess Who  I Found Her in a Star   Options Wheatfield Soul  RCA  0:18:06 (Pop‑up)
Valorie Keys  Listen Here   Options Funk Soul Sisters (various artists)  BGP  0:20:29 (Pop‑up)
Otomo Yoshihide  Gamba No Uta (with Novo Tono)   Options Plays The Music Of Takeo Yamashita  P-Vine  0:23:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Runaways UK 
Piano Tune   Options Classic Tales    0:28:06 (Pop‑up)
Ergo Phizmiz & His Orchestra  Here She Comes Now   Options Arff and Beef/White Light White Heat  Womb  0:31:37 (Pop‑up)
Dondero High School Symphony Band and A Capella Choir  Livin' Thing   Options Pop Concert 2000  Comfort Stand  0:34:23 (Pop‑up)
Only a Mother  Warped #24   Options Feral Chickens  T.E.C. Tones  0:38:29 (Pop‑up)
Camper Van Beethovan  Folly   Options Camper Van Beethoven (third album)  Pitch-a-Tent  0:42:23 (Pop‑up)
Dinah Washington  What A Difference a Day Made   Options Verve Jazz Masters 19  Verve  0:44:15 (Pop‑up)
The Clouds/Stuart Hyatt  Better Than Before   Options The Clouds  Innova  0:46:38 (Pop‑up)
Lovin' Spoonful  Full Measure   Options Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful  Kama Sutra  0:50:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Chubmond   Options Deutscher Funk 02 (various artists)  Caipirinha  0:52:51 (Pop‑up)
Donna Regina  Late   Options Late  Karaoke Kalk  0:56:51 (Pop‑up)
Zuco 103  Fome Total   Options Outro Lado  Zinguiboom  0:59:13 (Pop‑up)
Hoppy Kamiyama  Fantasm B   Options Juice and Tremolo  Sonore  1:04:11 (Pop‑up)
Paul Hindemith  Phlegmatisch (excerpt)   Options The Four Temperaments    1:08:38 (Pop‑up)
Lamb  Zero   Options Lamb  Fontana  1:10:24 (Pop‑up)
Cibo Matto  Sugar Water   Options Viva! La Woman  Warner Bros.  1:15:45 (Pop‑up)
Erin Smogor  That's What It's Like   Options Erin Smogor Has Left the Building  Erin Smogor  1:20:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sue Garner and Rick Brown 
Damp Spirit   Options Still  Thrill Jockey  1:23:35 (Pop‑up)
Andy Williams  Can't Get Used to Losing You   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Columbia  1:26:28 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Parton  Lonely Comin' down   Options Best of  RCA  1:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Marzipan Marzipan  Wrack My Brain   Options EP 3  Marzipan Marzipan  1:31:44 (Pop‑up)
Al Kooper  Going Quietly Mad   Options New York City (You're a Woman)  Columbia  1:34:47 (Pop‑up)
Scala & Kolacny Brothers  Dream On   Options Dream On  Pias  1:38:41 (Pop‑up)
Click [Horning]  To Paris (Handle with Care)   Options Click  ABC  1:41:50 (Pop‑up)
Ivy  I've Got a Feeling   Options Apartment Life  Atlantic  1:46:00 (Pop‑up)
Nino Rota  Amore per Tutti   Options Giulietta degli Spiriti (soundtrack)  Cam  1:48:58 (Pop‑up)
The Cryan' Shames  The Sailing Ship   Options A Scratch in the Sky  Columbia  1:51:40 (Pop‑up)
B.J. Snowden  Happy Beat   Options Life in the USA and Canada  98 Records  1:54:33 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Incurable Voices   Options Drum and Bossa  Om  1:56:50 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Artie:

I'm getting nuttin' for Xmas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am listener james from westwood:

good almost-afternoon, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Michael:

Someone emailed me and said Charlie Lewis was here - could it be?
Avatar 11:59am ndbob:

morning/afternoon everyone!
Avatar 12:01pm duke:

I'm too busy to do nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm fleep:

Aloha streamers, dreamers, and Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm pacific standard simon:

I feel nothing but the ennui.
Avatar 12:05pm holland oats:

hola et ola - hoo boy current track listing on fmu homepage!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Charlie:

Howdy, Artie, James, Michael, Bob, Duke, Fleep, Simon. Now we really got some nothin' goin' on.
Avatar 12:07pm don:

beautiful start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm pacific standard simon:

Nothing, but NOTHING, gonna stop us now.
  12:08pm jan:

hear here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

Welcome, Don. And Jan!
@Holland Oats: yes, welcome to the future!
Avatar 12:11pm holland oats:

for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

"Y'all should dig my sun roof top"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm pacific standard simon:

Dig the funk in my junk.
  12:14pm pseu:

Free lunch AND BDN? This is truly the greatest country in the world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm fleep:

We'll pass on that, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Hi Pseu! Hey, where's the free lunch? I'm brown baggin' it here.
  12:23pm Listening Out There:

Eddie Harris lives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Carmichael:

The 1st album is always the best (Wheatfield Soul). Aloha, Charlie. Taking it on the chin bright and early here at work. Would rather be doin' nothin', so here I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Charlie:

Hey Out There, and Carmichael. Yeah, I'm partial to early Guess Who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

the drummer stream's been key in exposing me to early works of more well-known bands. uncle michael's show has been a real gem in that respect!
Avatar 12:30pm northguineahills:

Missed Otomo by a whisker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm People Like Us:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Carmichael:

Yo, you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Charlie:

Yodelaheehoo, miss PLU
Avatar 12:35pm northguineahills:

Yo, yo-yo that yo-yo, yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Carmichael:

High School Fire on High!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Doug Schulkind:

Sorry about exposing you! Kenzo it hard at work on Give the Drummer Some's automatically downloadable Purell dispenser.
  12:36pm Listening Out There:

Where I'm at, in the Seattle area, "PLU" refers to nearby Pacific Lutheran University. On WFMU, it fortunately refers to something much more interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Michael:

Kidz be rockin' it doncha think?
Avatar 12:38pm holland oats:

holy shit did they nail those strings or what?!?
  12:39pm pseu:

Chizzy I'll save you a coagulated quesadilla here from work. We've had mad catering this week. Enjoying the show better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm pacific standard simon:

Prefer to the original (don't like Jeff Lynne's voice).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm People Like Us:

yes, I used to have a PLU bag from the Pacific Lutheran University!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm People Like Us:

herro Pseu
  12:44pm Listening Out There:

Gee, Vicki...sorry t'hear about that bag... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm People Like Us:

it was indeed a boring bag
Avatar 12:53pm ndbob:

one of the Spoonful's best songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm People Like Us:

wow she sounds like Nico
Avatar 12:59pm Roberto:

My father-in-law was a plumber who worked construction with Joe Butler on occasion. Joe took on work as a carpenter after the Spoonful. He says he was a super nice guy, an able carpenter, and a total mess in every other way.
Avatar 1:01pm northguineahills:

I couldn't not hear Nico after your comparison, Vicki.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Charlie:

Nico, mach II
Hi Roberto -- Joe Butler, the singing drumming carpenter, eh?
Avatar 1:07pm Dave E:

Hi Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Charlie:

Well hi, Dave E
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

Finally able to pause and say how great these sets have been...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Carmichael:

Anyone named Hoppy is OK by me.
Avatar 1:15pm Dave E:

Miss your show on the airwaves of NJ; it's good you are here.
Avatar 1:21pm still b/p:

Well, I missed a chunk of show while I tended to some work here at home with a friend, but she brought strawberry and banana for us to share, so all is well. Now should I continue with the work or get OUTside on this assertively warm breezy day?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

It's really cool to hear something unfamiliar and wonderful in a set...and sort of horrible too....realizing that if I'd discovered the track *any* other way, I'd play it. It's that way with the "Listen Here" from the first set. Thank you...and damn you, Charlie Lewis. Mostly...thank you. It was really cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Charlie:

Hi Uncle Michael -- thanks! (and Dave). Howdy still b/p. Stay in now, go out later? :)
Avatar 1:25pm Dave E:

Now I know what it's like . . . .
Avatar 1:28pm still b/p:

Well, I'll stay in to sing my Andy impression out loud with this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Michael:

Mr. Longet. With his red sweater todayy
  1:31pm jan:

I had to photograph Andy Williams in Branson, MO in 1993. Nice guy, swell digs and his own theater, but to spend the rest of his life in Branson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm pacific standard simon:

@Uncle Michael - You can still play that, you just have to observe the FMU-mandated courtesy hands-off period, which, I believe, is something like six months to a year.

Avatar 1:33pm Dave E:

That is a great track by Andy W.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm pacific standard simon:

Think of all the nice ladies who have to spend too much of their lives with Branson in them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Uncle Michael:

Richard Branson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm pacific standard simon:

Si, si, senor.
Avatar 1:37pm still b/p:

With a little kneading, someone could mash-up Can't Get Used to Losing You and Enya's Orinoco Flow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

Looking forward to my Busy Doing Nothing theater in Branson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm SeanG:

have you heard this song "Orinoco Dick"?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

Well, Uncle M, I was gonna play "Imagination," but saw you played it recently!
Avatar 1:41pm Roberto:

Yes, Joe Butler, a man of many talents, both artistic and workaday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

amanda played some of the "my dick" oeuvre iirc; don't remember if that one was among 'em.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

from across the room i thought, is that scala i hear? yes!!
  1:42pm Listening Out There:

Charlie & Irwin are the only folks I've heard that play Scala Choir. Good to hear....
Avatar 1:42pm ndbob:

really nice one here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

l.o.t.: the trailer for "the social network" used "creep" in the background. i suspect many fmu lisners lit up when they heard that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Carmichael:

I thought this was Nick Drake, upon first hearing.
  1:48pm Listening Out There:

Listener James: Interesting factoid! Never would have known that since I had no desire to see The Social Network. Why go to Facebook...when Facebook comes to you...continuously...inevitably...unwanted...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Doug Schulkind:

I got your typo back, Listener James...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm listener james from westwood:

the trailer was nothing like the movie (which i did not see but which does have a great soundtrack). iirc, it was just screenshots of fb, people setting up profiles, friending one another, posting updates, liking things, etc.
  1:52pm Listening Out There:

Was this Nino Rota in a film? I don't recognize it...
Avatar 1:52pm still b/p:

The Social Network's not a bad movie. Certainly didn't celebrate or elevate the Zuckhead in my view, and sure as hell didn't move me an iota closer to giving in and signing up for his data vacuuming system.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

from Juliet of the Spirits
Avatar 1:53pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Matt Fiveash's show is all set to hit the stream running immediately following Busy Doing Nothing. Keep the music flowing and switch over to Matt's playlist page here:

  1:54pm Listening Out There:

Thanks again, Mr. Charlie Sir! It's just been too many years since I've seen it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Ike:

I enjoy Farcebook. Using the shortened version of my middle name instead of full first name confounds the data vacuuming aspects somewhat. Just use a fake name with your real picture or something. If you have some hilarious acquaintances then you get to see some pretty funny status updates sometimes. However if your friends are all boring then forget it, it's useless.
  1:55pm trish:

Canceled my crapbook account in 2010.
Bender's Big Score is a good The Social Network companion.
And that BBC documentary, which is withering its shelf life behind geoblockers; dear BBC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

What Doug said.
  1:55pm Listening Out There:

Doug's PSA... :)
  1:56pm synonymous:

Creepbook Fakebook Fucknutbook Idiotbook
  1:57pm Tower:

Better (extremely) late than never I always say. Hello all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Carmichael:

Grassy Ass, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Hi latecomers, and bye everybody! Thanks for joining me today.
  1:58pm Listening Out There:

Mille grazie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - enjoy the Sun today if you can!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm listener james from westwood:

muchas gracias carlos!
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