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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Rachel Portman and Julian Wastall  Happy Holidays, featuring Alison Steadman   Options Life Is Sweet DVD Soundtrack (d. Mike Leigh)    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Takako Minekawa  Milk Rock   Options Cloudy Cloud Calculator  Emperor Norton  0:02:16 (Pop‑up)
France Gall  Le premier chagrin d'amour   Options Lounge Legends  Polydor  0:05:39 (Pop‑up)
Tim Maia  Do Leme ao Portal   Options World Psychedelic Classics 4: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia  Luaka Bop  0:07:58 (Pop‑up)
Caetano Veloso  How Beautiful Could a Being Be   Options Livro  Nonesuch/PolyGram Brasil  0:11:08 (Pop‑up)
Geoff & Maria Muldaur  Brazil   Options Pottery Pie  Hannibal  0:14:26 (Pop‑up)
Carla Thomas  I've Got No Time to Lose   Options The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (various artists)  Stax  0:17:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-Oh!  Asphodel  0:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Big in Japan   Options Mule Variations  Anti/Epitaph  0:24:57 (Pop‑up)
Free Design  2002 - A Hit Song   Options Heaven/Earth  Project 3/Light in the Attic  0:28:37 (Pop‑up)
Big Star  O My Soul   Options Radio City  Stax/Ardent  0:31:29 (Pop‑up)
Family Fodder  Tender Words   Options Dark Beloved Cloud Singles Club  Dark Beloved Cloud  0:36:52 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  Soul Mate   Options Hardcore Jollies  Warner Brothers  0:39:52 (Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Sunny Side of Heaven   Options Bare Trees  Reprise  0:42:35 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Pop-q   Options Mass Hypnosis by Proxy  Defekt  0:45:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lionel Shuffle   Options Go.Low  Shadow  0:47:42 (Pop‑up)
Diego Garcia  You Were Never There   Options Laura  Nacional  0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
Ray Barretto  A Deeper Shade of Soul   Options Acid  Fania  0:55:31 (Pop‑up)
Andy White  In a Groovy Kind of Way   Options Himself  Cooking Vinyl  0:58:10 (Pop‑up)
Silly Pillows  Groovy Tune   Options New Affections  Little Teddy  1:02:11 (Pop‑up)
Bongos, Bass & Bob  Number One   Options Rutles Highway Revisited (various artists)  Shimmy Disc  1:05:01 (Pop‑up)
Five Style  The Lost Oar   Options Miniature Portraits  Sub Pop  1:07:37 (Pop‑up)
Billy and the King Bees  Bango   Options The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (various artists)  Stax  1:10:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Pnu Riff 
Bula   Options Party Keller Vol. 2 (various artists)  Compost  1:12:50 (Pop‑up)
New Pink Floyd  Take a Jump in Fire   Options The Animatronics of F*ck Yeah  Killowatt Tango  1:18:52 (Pop‑up)
Psychic Dancehall  No One Ever Tells You   Options Dreamers  Art Fag  1:21:21 (Pop‑up)
Charlotte Hatherley  Summer   Options Grey Will Fade  Double Dragon  1:23:47 (Pop‑up)
Stereolab  Emperor Tomato Ketchup   Options Emperor Tomato Ketchup  Duophonic/Elektra  1:28:13 (Pop‑up)
Le Futur Pompiste  Mountains   Options Le Futur Pompiste  Shelflife  1:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Juana Molina  Wed 21   Options Wed 21  Crammed Discs  1:37:29 (Pop‑up)
Dave & Ansel Collins  Monkey Spanner   Options The Harder They Come (soundtrack, reissue)  Island  1:40:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Un Salotto Borghese (from Un Sacco Bello)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz  1:43:00 (Pop‑up)
Three Dog Night  I Can Hear You Calling   Options Naturally  Dunhill  1:46:30 (Pop‑up)
The Ladybugs  How Do You Do It?   Options Girls in the Garage (various artists)  Romulan  1:49:05 (Pop‑up)
Des Tooley  Sailing on a Sunbeam   Options Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Music from the Television Series (various artists)  Australian Brodcasting Corporation  1:50:47 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Holly  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options collection  MCA  1:53:02 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Callahan  Where Will We Be Tomorrow?   Options False Ego  Ocean  1:55:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Delicate Steve 
Flyin' High   Options Wondervisions  Luaka Bop  1:58:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/29 12:16pm Charlie:

I'd better take the covers off the furniture...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/29 12:20pm People Like Us:

Welcome back :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/29 12:26pm Charlie:

Thankye. I'd chat for the next 24 hours, but have to go to work :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/29 12:34pm People Like Us:

same here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Charlie, We missed ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am listener james from westwood:

Huzzah! There’s been a Busy Doing Nothing–shaped hole in my heart that I am now happy to hear will be filled! Looking forward to it!
Avatar 10:03am ndbob:

Heya Charlie! I'm in the last few days of my trip to Baltimore - probably will have to hear the show on the archive - welcome back!
  11:13am Listening Out There:

I'm late. Welcome back!
  11:14am Listening Out There:

While biking yesterday, for some reason, BDN and Brattleboro (sp?) popped into my head. Honest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Michael:

This place looks familiar. Hope that Charlie fella shows up.
Avatar 11:35am kat330:

Charlie, hello! Wow, egg on my face I had the silly notion I might be the first to post here today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Artie:

Hey Charlie, welcome back!
Avatar 11:43am kat330:

@Listening: (if you are still around) Yeah, I also just invoked Chazaloo's name and show in the past couple of days. I fully expected him to show up on the new schedule, but this is nicely a few weeks early.
  11:58am Perri:

Great to have you back--welcome, Charlie!!!
  11:58am Listening Out There:

kat330 - Ask and Ye Shall Receive... :)
Avatar 12:00pm kat330:

Must be some sort of Halloween spell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Y E S ! ! !
Avatar 12:00pm Holly in NC:

Avatar 12:01pm holland oats:

welcome back mr c
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

What a glorious day.
  12:02pm Laura L:

What everybody's sayin'--Yay and welcome back!
Avatar 12:02pm Holly in NC:

@UM, sorry for your loss
  12:03pm Ryan in Albany:

Wish I could listen live (stupid work computer) but I'm still thrilled to have Charlie back!
Avatar 12:03pm Brian in UK:

I'm in the mood for Zumba.
Avatar 12:03pm thedunkel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Parq:

Studio V is back in action!
Avatar 12:04pm northguineahills:

bienvenidos Charlie, bueno escucho otro vez!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Uncle Michael:

Not my loss, Holly...but thanks. Go Cubs. Long live Joe Maddon...and Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Charlie:

Delighted to see all of you! Will catch up with comments soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Joel:

Welcome Back Charlie.. You were missed !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, that Studio V. What wonders issue forth from those precincts!
Avatar 12:09pm Inner Ear Detour:

Charlie!! Always great to hear you doing your thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Ok, I'm taking Charlie's show on the road. I'll check in later.
Avatar 12:15pm Holly in NC:

I too must run (ah, real life, what a taskmistress) but cannot wait for archive listening this evening! Good to see you, Charlie & all friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm tikk:

oh wow, nice to have you back in the rotation Charlie. I saw your name from the home page and was hoping it wasn't some different, off-brand Charlie from the one I've listened to for so many years here.
Avatar 12:16pm kat330:

Always loved this version.
  12:16pm Listening Out There:

Looks like you found the password for the playlist, Mr. Charlie. Congrats...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

Catching up: Howdy to: People Like Us, Kevin, James, Bob, Listening Out There, Kat330, Artie, Perri, Doug, Holly, Holland Oats, Uncle Michael, Laura, Ryan, Brian, Dunkel, Parq, North Guinea Hills, Joel, David Ear Detour, and Tikk!!!! Thanks for dropping by!
Avatar 12:18pm kat330:

Ever the gentleman!
Avatar 12:19pm kat330:

I don't have to scoot like some others here, but I'll be seriously multi-tasking throughout the second hour, trying to listen, comment AND engage in an online chat at Visit Wales (hoping to win a free trip across the pond :).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Doug Schulkind:

As Charlie settles back into his radio rocking chair, I'll take the liberty to


Huge props for the pledges to thedunkel in Joisy City, Lewis in Minnehaha and Michael in Rockport, Mass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, yeah!
Avatar 12:23pm Snortley:

So, I see they finally let you out; or did you escape? Whatever the case, glad to have ya back!
Avatar 12:24pm kat330:

Just like riding a bicycle, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Doug Schulkind:

We all know the feeling: bit.ly...
Avatar 12:26pm kat330:

Avatar 12:26pm kat330:

Got no Tom to lose!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

Snortley, I've paid my debt to "society," and now I'm doing my community service here.
Avatar 12:28pm still b/p:

BDN is invigorating, highly refreshing -- always a delight and comfort.
Big in Japan lyrics are on a folded page sitting on my coffee table, awaiting my renewed effort to gin up some informal group-sings of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm tikk:

Doug, the GTDS stream is such a gift; in the past if an FMU DJ moved out of the NY/NJ area, it was just goodbye nice knowing ya. So thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

Free Design!
Avatar 12:31pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard this Free Design in a decade and a half.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

still b/p -- that would be a fun sing-along!
"got the whole damn nation on its knees..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Michael:

Everything sounds good Charlie - welcome back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Charlie:

NGH -- keep listening to BDP -- you're sure to hear it again in a couple months :)
Avatar 12:33pm kat330:

A big star click for Big Star.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm listener james from westwood:

I'd star that Big Star star-click note if I could!
Avatar 12:35pm kat330:

Stax rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Charlie - I once made a mixtape that had How Beautiful Can A Being Be and Muldaur's Brazil also, so I guess great minds segue alike.
Avatar 12:37pm kat330:

Philo and I visited the Stax Museum of American Soul Music our last trip to Memphis. A real thrill and joy trip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Charlie:

Freeform segue mind-meld, @Henry.
Avatar 12:41pm schmutz:

This is such a treat to have you back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Listener James from Westwood has stepped up to the plate and walloped a pledge outta the park! THANK YOU Listener James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Charlie:

Thanks, Schmutz!
  12:47pm Listening Out There:

...This Fleetwood Mac is one of the few things of theirs that I could stomach...never cared for most other stuff...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm drr:

Yay, Gelbart! Good even without the videos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Scott P in New Yawk has come through for the good guys and gals! He pledged! That's exactly what he did. THANKS Scott!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm tikk:

^ Scott P a/k/a tikk Always happy to give back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Avatar 12:55pm northguineahills:

This Diego Garcia sounds really old, although I know it's probably from this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm listener james from westwood:

First got wind of this cut through Urban Dance Squad, but it took WFMU to introduce me to the glorious source.
  12:58pm testingwithfire:

welcome back Charlie! Your Monday a.m. show was always one of my faves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

A belated thanks to pledgers the Dunkel, Lewis, Michael from Rockport and Scott P!
And welcome testingwithfire! and Gary! and drr!!!
Avatar 1:00pm northguineahills:

I bought "Acid" just based on the cover, and couldn't believe how awesome it was. I too as a teenager first heard it through Urban Dance Squad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Webhamster Henry:

Yeah Rutles HIghway revisted! Penn Jillette!
Avatar 1:09pm kat330:

Is that a melodica I hear in Five Style?
Avatar 1:11pm northguineahills:

The Lost Oar sounds like a cover, and I can't place it....
Avatar 1:12pm Rebecca Lewis:

Welcome back, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Charlie:

Hi Rebecca! Good to be back.
@kat330 -- yes, and in this track - Bango - too.
Avatar 1:17pm kat330:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Everybody pull down your windows and shout to the heavens, THANK YOU JEFFREY FROM BROOKLYN. Because, you see, he pledged, pulling Charlie within sight of the G O A L.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm listener james from westwood:

Go go goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Charlie:

Jeffrey, you the man!
Avatar 1:31pm northguineahills:

Wooo! the 'lab, I once stretched out the intro to 18 minutes using two of the same LPs while djing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Uncle Michael:

I can't decide if Charlie's making up for lost time or couldn't possibly have really been away. This show has been relentlessly terrific.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Having Charlie back on the Drummer Stream is like being able to breathe with all three lungs again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

NGH - sounds like fun.
Uncle M -- it's the smelling salts!
  1:34pm Uncle Jeffrey's Brooklyn:

How can I be the man when you da man..welcome back to the aerowaves..more sugar!
  1:39pm don trust:

Charlie you're back!! YESSSSSSS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

Hellooo Jeffrey! And Don Trust!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Friends, let me tell you a story about a fella from Philly named Andy. One day this fella from Philly PLEDGED! Yes he did indeed. THANK YOU Andy from Philly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Doug Schulkind:

This just in:


Brian in UK pushed the boulder all the way up the mountain.

What an amazing thing! The love for Charlie is hardly surprising, but it is beautiful to see in action!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Feel free to keep pledging and loving!
  1:43pm Woo:

I love Double Barrel by these guys. Hard to believe that was a Top 40 hit in the USA
Avatar 1:44pm northguineahills:

whoops, I already starred that Juana Molina last year on Liz's program.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Doug Schulkind:

Matt Fiveash is up immediately following BDN here on the Drummer Stream. Matt's playlist page is here: wfmu.org... You can pledge to help Matt reach his goal via this link: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm listener james from westwood:

w00t! Thanks, all!! Congrats, Chaz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Gary:

Congrats, Charlie!!!!
  1:45pm jan:

Great show Charlie. Are you gonna be here regularly?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie, your reverb makes me vib-er-ate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

Yes Jan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Webhamster Henry:

Great to have you live again, Charlie (I play old archives and premiums mostly)!
Avatar 1:49pm northguineahills:

Yeehaw Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey hey hey, B May in Maumee, Ohio, has gone and pledged. That's significantly all right, B May!!
Avatar 1:51pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, I'm off, good to hear you again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Parq:

Great girl'rage cover of "How Do".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Matt F:

How I have missed the clunky transition between our shows. Welcome back Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm tikk:

Thursdays are now seamless perfection from 9 to 4 with Joe M > Charlie > Matt Fiveash
Avatar 1:54pm still b/p:

Ladybugs to Des Tooley somehow achieves most favored segue status.
Avatar 1:54pm kat330:

@tikk: Add Meghan's Underwater THeme Park for 6 am - 4 pm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Doug Schulkind:

At first, I thought you said Underwear Theme Park, and I had a chuckle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm tikk:

Will do, usually not in my radio listening chair before 9 though
Avatar 1:56pm kat330:

Aww, my Buddy.
Avatar 1:57pm kat330:

Ha! As long as not Underpants -- some reason I detest that term.

Like a snort of Crown Lavender, this return to the stream has been invigorating and highly refreshing. Thanks ever so much, Charlie!
Now I need a break -- too much of a good thing since 6 am! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Hi Matt! Me too. A clunky transition looms. Here's Matt's playlist link, folks: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone for being here today -- see you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Gary:

Ciao, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Charlie, and welcome back! On to Fiveash Country!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Uncle Michael:

Great show, Charlie. Thank you.
Avatar 2:02pm Señor Andy:

Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - your return is most welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm People Like Us:

hi Charlie, listening to the archive now - was on the train when your show was on!
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