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 20 November 2014 Options | Sifting for stars

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Cluster Recycler, collage by Eugenia Loli

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos  Aurora En Pekin   Options Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos  Warner Bros.  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Scott Joplin  Solace, A Mexican Serenade   Options Piano Rags, Volume II, Joshua Rifkin, Piano  Nonesuch  0:05:16 (Pop‑up)
Sex Mob  Fernando   Options Solid Sender  Knitting Factory  0:11:56 (Pop‑up)
Monkey Power Trio  Holes   Options Misreattached  Pocahontas Swamp Machine  0:18:48 (Pop‑up)
Chris Butler  Hole in the Sky   Options The Museum of Me  Future Fossil  0:20:15 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Volume All-Star 
J. Grey   Options Close Encounters of the Bump and Grind  Slabco  0:22:03 (Pop‑up)
Alton Ellis  Wide World   Options I'm Still in Love With You  Heartbeat/Studio 1  0:27:43 (Pop‑up)
Mari  My Favorite Things   Options Sushi 3003 (various artists)  Bungalow  0:31:22 (Pop‑up)
William Shatner  Together   Options Has Been  Shout Factory  0:34:35 (Pop‑up)
Stars  What I'm Trying to Say   Options Set Yourself on Fire  Arts and Crafts  0:39:53 (Pop‑up)
Zombies  I Don't Want to Know   Options The Zombies  Parrot  0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Charlotte Hatherley  Down   Options Grey Will Fade  Double Dragon  0:45:11 (Pop‑up)
Chet Atkins  Drive-In   Options Solo Flights  RCA  0:49:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve  0:52:07 (Pop‑up)
Sly and The Family Stone  (You Caught Me) Smilin'   Options There's a Riot Goin' On  Epic  0:56:01 (Pop‑up)
Eno, Moebius, Roedelius & Plank  Broken Head   Options Begegnungen II  Gyroscope; Water  0:58:40 (Pop‑up)
Os Mutantes  A Minha Menina   Options Os Mutantes  Polydor  1:03:30 (Pop‑up)
Yardbirds  He's Always There   Options The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)  EMI  1:08:07 (Pop‑up)
Barbara & Ernie  Play With Fire   Options Prelude to...  Cotillion; Fallout (reissue)  1:10:17 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Phale  Platform 14   Options Kings and Queens of Township Jive (various artists)  Earthworks  1:13:56 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lew Howard All Stars 
Hula Rock   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk  1:17:18 (Pop‑up)
Evangenitals  Work Song   Options Evangenitals  Evangenitals  1:22:05 (Pop‑up)
The Roches  No Shoes   Options Moonswept  429 Records  1:25:46 (Pop‑up)
Hair, Japanese Cast  I'm Black, Ain't Got No, I Got Life   Options Original Japanese Cast  RCA  1:29:59 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Jaws of Life   Options #sadjacuzzi  Utility Project  1:32:45 (Pop‑up)
Ted Taylor Organization feat. Tubby Haynes  He Who Would Valiant Be   Options Resurrection  Trunk/Second Coming  1:38:13 (Pop‑up)
Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent  Work Song   Options The Two of Us  Astor  1:41:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon  1:44:27 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  Corner Soul   Options Sandinista!  CBS  1:47:35 (Pop‑up)
Virginia Dare  Camellia   Options Baby Got Away  Absolutely Kosher  1:50:14 (Pop‑up)
Patti Drew  Keep on Movin'   Options 7-inch single  Capitol  1:53:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Emperor Penguin 
Cop Show   Options Extreme Gaming  My Pal God  1:56:07 (Pop‑up)

Cosmic Float, collage by Eugenia Loli

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am listener james from westwood:

Busy doing proofreading and copyediting, but emerging from the word-filled mist to say howdy to Charlie and all!!
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

Grammar is glamour.
Avatar 12:00pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, James, Brian, everyone!
Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

Hah. Just listened to Marc last night. Never get tired of him.
  12:02pm your pal:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Carmichael:

Hello, Charles! Good day, all.
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Love that slinky sneaky slide!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Howdy, James, βrian, Bob, Pal, Carmichael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie. Hey now all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

Well, hey there, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm steve:

hey folks. love the artwork today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm pacific standard simon:

I've been following Eugenia on Tumblr for the past couple weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Hi Steve. Me too! Eugenia Loli does amazing collages. Follow the link to her pages -- you could spend the next two hours blissing out on her work :)
  12:08pm jan:

Listening in.
  12:09pm Listening Out There:

I like the artwork too...had recently set up an RSS feed to it, which shows she's been crankin' it out lately. Her Tumblr is worth a look if you haven't seen it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm pacific standard simon:

She's always just that awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

Hello Jan.
Hi PSSimon. If you and I are following her, that means she's 'trending'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

@Listening Out There: I've noticed that increased volume lately. She's really on a roll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm tikk:

Solace is the reason I watch The Sting every time it's on. So much beautiful sadness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm doctorjazz:

OK...lovely, but I need to nap now, check in later...
Avatar 12:12pm northguineahills:

This Joplin is lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

Hi tikk,
It is a beautifully sad number. Haven't seen the film in so long that I no longer associate the Joplin pieces with it!
  12:13pm b may:

Ya Charlie! Good sift!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm listener james from westwood:

Yes! I think this was on the single they released of "The Entertainer" back in the day. I know I heard this coming out of a jukebox in the early-ish 70s. Used to pester my parents for change to play it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Charlie:

seeya dr jazz
Hello NGH! and welcome b may. glad to see you both
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm listener james from westwood:

Wow, took a while for the fact that this is "Fernando" to sink in. Excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

James -- funny to think of that song on the jukebox, and of you pestering your parents for change to play it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm doctorjazz:

Love the slide trumpet Steve Bernstein plays here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

James -- well it kicks in here loud and clear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm tikk:

It covers the mostly otherwise-silent part where the very lonely Robert Redford knocks on the apartment door of the diner waitress (who later turns out to be pro hit-woman Loretta Solino) and more or less invites himself in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Carmichael:

This sounds like the sloppiest drunkenest song ever. I love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings Charlie and fellow Nothingdoers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm steve:

whoaa thanks Charlie! these are unbelievable.
  12:19pm βrian:

Fellow nihilists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Charlie:

Ah, yes, tikk, it all comes back now.
Hiya Doug! Thought you said "north"ing doers.
Avatar 12:20pm still b/p:

It'd also be great if played in spangly ABBA stage outfits that are all askew, damaged, slightly singed and falling off.
The world is busy, but not doing nothing...doing plenty. Mike Nichols passing on; 5 feet of Buffalo snow, so far; and a gunman at FSU where a member of my family only recently arrived to teach. Odd swirl of news.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm listener james from westwood:

@still b/p: Good call re: that tipsy "Fernando." Or maybe on the deck of the Titanic!
  12:24pm oks:

still b/p:love ABBA outfits idea!!!
  12:25pm sugarwolf:

Hello! I am busy doing organizing at work

Happy to hear you again, Charlie!
  12:28pm βrian:

Ypsilanti: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/YpsilantiWaterTower.jpg
Avatar 12:32pm glenn:

5 feet?? try 7. and more to come.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

hello oks, sugarwolf, and glenn --
still b/p -- hope your family member is ok
  12:39pm Asher:

Good stuff...got you on the tunein app...phone, Nook and Roku.
Avatar 12:40pm still b/p:

Thanks. Don't think the 3 wounded have been identified, but all were apparently students, not faculty. Saw a story that said one kid in flight from scene only discovered at home that books in his backpack stopped a bullet. 14th century philosopher John Wyclif has great power.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Charlie:

Hi Asher -- thanks for tuning me in three ways!
  12:41pm Asher:

Also the mp3 stream on PC.
Avatar 12:41pm βrian:

William Shatner is our Serge Gainsbourg.
  12:45pm sugarwolf:

ßrian, that's a scary comparison/thought
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Carmichael:

Early Colin Blunstone ...
Avatar 12:46pm northguineahills:

I was going to say that Shatner actually wasn't that bad.
  12:54pm Listening Out There:

Recommended Chet Atkins: "Chester & Lester." The album has Atkins with Les Paul. Good fun. I think Charlie's played stuff from it in the past...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm listener james from westwood:

That Charlotte Hatherley track was indeed lovely. Reminded me of the Gender Bias segment Irwin used to run, 1 hour of all-female vocalists. Charlotte would've fit right in there.
Avatar 12:58pm ndbob:

indeed James
Avatar 1:03pm Brian in UK:

Well hey diddly dee, a listeners life for me.
Avatar 1:03pm Brian in UK:

Eno zings.
Avatar 1:05pm still b/p:

Yah, zings und makes mit der knob getwiddlen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm listener james from westwood:

Aw yiss. In my head, this Os Mutantes track was playing over the end credits of "Sex and Broadcasting." It's like the gateway drug for pulling folks into the station's range of music.
Avatar 1:06pm glenn:

buffalo is basically beirut with snow right now. nobody can go anywhere, nor should they. yet the bills, in their infinite greed, are offering people 10 bones an hour, and free tickets to sunday's game, if they will shovel out the 220,000 tons of snow inside ralph wilson stradium. morons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

Listening Out There -- I don't have that album -- will have to hunt it down.
Howdy Brian in UK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Charlie:

Glenn -- I'm goin' to Buffalo to make some shovelin' money! Who's with me?
Avatar 1:09pm Brian in UK:

The Bees from The Isle of Wight (small island off the English south coast) do a very passable cover of A Minha Menina
Avatar 1:09pm glenn:

ummm. how are you going to get there?
Avatar 1:09pm Brian in UK:

Charlie Plough
Avatar 1:11pm still b/p:

Buffalo gal won't you dig out tonight, dig out tonight...
Avatar 1:13pm ndbob:

Good song Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

Helicopter drop, Glenn.
Yeah, that's a digger, Bob.
Avatar 1:17pm βrian:

Love this S.A. noise.
Avatar 1:19pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, is it a bass kazoo you used on four songs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Carmichael:

Even in Buffalo, they sell these devices called "snow plouws". Everyone say it with me, "sssnnnnoooowwww" Pllllowwwwwsssss .....".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm steve:

ha! thought this was the Madvillain rap that sampled this for second.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Carmichael:

Hey now, Hank Kingsley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm pacific standard simon:

LEGO. The universe is made out of super-tiny LEGO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm pacific standard simon:

Do WHAT to the engineer?!
Avatar 1:22pm glenn:

yeah, but they can't plow from the inside of the city. they have to start on the outskirts and plow in. that's how much snow there is.
Avatar 1:22pm βrian:

It would have to be crochet-covered legos for the hipsters.
Avatar 1:24pm Brian in UK:

Let's see the bluddy leaf blowers deal with that, glenn.
Avatar 1:24pm still b/p:

Legos locally molded from sustainably produced plastic.
Avatar 1:26pm Brian in UK:

Is that a bowed saw?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Parq:

Liked that Evangenitals song. Enjoying the Roches number too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm listener james from westwood:

Q. No butt? How does he sit?!
A. Terribly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm doctorjazz:

Nobody plays the Roche sisters these days, nice.
Avatar 1:28pm βrian:

We can always depend on the Roches for a dose of gravitas.
Avatar 1:34pm Brian in UK:

@doctorjazz Irwin played The Roches yesterday, fourth track up.
  1:36pm Asher:

Roches skewer a sayng that truly deserves it IMHO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

Brian - ha ha! regular kazoo!
Roches synchronicity mind meld.
Avatar 1:41pm Brian in UK:

Is this Ron Nagorcka?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Tubby Hayes!
Avatar 1:42pm Brian in UK:

Sorry, Tony C played a version on Tuesday.
Avatar 1:42pm Brian in UK:

Are we streaming HIM/HER?
Avatar 1:52pm ndbob:

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

great show, glad i tuned it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:


Fiveash here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Always a pleasure, Charlie; thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Michael:

Good stuff Charlie - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash at 2:00.
See y'all next time!
Avatar 2:01pm northguineahills:

Whoops, my comment didn't go through, dope jams Charlie, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone, that was fun.
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