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 18 December 2014 Options | Trickle down music

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Ornette Coleman and Prime Time  Singing in the Shower   Options Virgin Beauty  Portrait/CBS     
Los Holys  Holys Psicodelicos   Options Back to Peru: Peruvian Underground 1964-74 (various artists)  Vampi Soul    0:04:15 (Pop‑up)
Beat Happening  What's Important   Options Beat Happening  K    0:06:30 (Pop‑up)
Coyle & Sharpe  Microphone in Brain   Options Audio Visionaries: Street Pranks and Put-Ons  Thirsty Ear    0:08:27 (Pop‑up)
MKRNI  Humedad   Options Jumper    more mkrni  0:11:14 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Free White   Options Lady From Shanghai  Fire    0:15:09 (Pop‑up)
The dB's  Let's Live for Today   Options Ride the Wild TomTom  Rhino    0:17:33 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Miles Davis 
Honky Tonk   Options Get Up With It  Legacy    0:21:12 (Pop‑up)
Tenniscoats  Papaya   Options Papa's Ear  Hapna    0:25:50 (Pop‑up)
Jorge Ben  O Plebeu   Options Africa Brasil  Philips    0:30:20 (Pop‑up)
Parva  Mosem-e Gol   Options Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych of The 60s and 70s (various artists)  Finders Keepers    0:33:27 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Isn't She Sweet?   Options #sadjacuzzi  Utility Project  get it here  0:37:45 (Pop‑up)
The Huns  You Know   Options Tobacco A-Go-Go, Vol 3: North Carolina in the 60s (various artists)    found it here  0:40:25 (Pop‑up)
Giant Sand  Trickle Down System   Options Swerve  Restless    0:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Glenn Branca 
Bad Smells   Options Who You Staring At?  Giorno Poetry Systems    0:48:00 (Pop‑up)
Los Lobos  Colossal Head   Options Colossal Head  Warner Bros.    0:52:25 (Pop‑up)
Las Malas Amistades  Cuaderno   Options Patio Bonito  Honest Jons    0:56:32 (Pop‑up)
Beat Happening  Our Secret   Options Beat Happening  K    0:59:02 (Pop‑up)
Mike Nichols & Elaine May  A Little More Gauze   Options Mike Nichols & Elaine May Examine Doctors  Mercury  nice story here  1:01:45 (Pop‑up)
Ghantasala & P. Susheela  Adakaichina (Film: Dagudu Moothalu)   Options Hits From Telugu Films - Volume 5  Odeon/EMI  found here  1:05:12 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Willow Weep for Me   Options The Amazing Nina Simone  Colpix    1:08:34 (Pop‑up)
T. Zchien & The Johnny  Let Your Life Be Free   Options Thai Beat A Go-Go, Volume 2 (various artists)  Subliminal Sounds    1:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Pete Galub  300 Days in July   Options Candy Tears  Dove & Pigeon    1:15:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Tempo Block   Options Soothing Sounds for Baby  Basta    1:20:47 (Pop‑up)
Tall Dwarfs  Luck or Loveliness   Options Hello Cruel World  Flying Nun/Homestead    1:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Dr. Faustus   Options Carnival of Souls  Fire    1:27:23 (Pop‑up)
Angry Man Breakfast  Have Another Day   Options Have Another Day  Big Tiny Records    1:30:45 (Pop‑up)
Tremolons  Theme for a "DJ"   Options 7-inch single  Sundazed    1:35:27 (Pop‑up)
Young Marble Giants  Music for Evenings   Options Colossal Youth  Rough Trade    1:37:35 (Pop‑up)
Jaimie Sharkey  Magic in Your Mouth   Options Phone Calls  Kilowatt Tango    1:40:36 (Pop‑up)
Hattie Hudson & Willie Tyson  Doggone My Good Luck Soul   Options Let's Get Loose : Folk & Popular Blues Styles from the Beginnings to the Early 1940s  New World    1:44:42 (Pop‑up)
Paula Tsui  Love Is Like Rain Threads   Options Greatest Hits  Contec    1:47:45 (Pop‑up)
The Pastels  The Wrong Light   Options Slow Summits  Domino    1:50:40 (Pop‑up)
Bad Bad Hats  It Hurts   Options Give Some to The Starving Artist: A WKNH Acoustic Compilation  WKNH    1:55:24 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Miles Davis 
Honky Tonk   Options Get Up With It  Legacy    1:57:47 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:00pm βrian:

Listening in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Carmichael:

I'm hearing you 5 square, Charlie.
Avatar 12:01pm duke:

Doing something while doing nothing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Great start-gonna do nothing for a bit myself
Avatar 12:02pm Jesse K:

howdy Charlie et al
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Hidey-ho, Charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Well howdy, βrian, Carmichael, Duke, DrJazz, Jesse, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Michael:

Hey Charlie and other peeps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Hiya Michael!
Avatar 12:04pm ndbob:

afternoon charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Hi there, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm listener james from westwood:

Coyle and Sharpe predict the functional MRI.
Avatar 12:11pm βrian:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Davis:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

Yes, James.
  12:21pm jan:

sounding good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Carmichael:

They have the good taste to cover the Grass Roots.
Avatar 12:24pm βrian:

Where affluence meets effluence?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm annie:

whew, finally made it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm annie:

and congratulations on NYS for banning fracking. fwiw, every shot of cuomo attached to any of the news stories about this show him scowling....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Carmichael:

Hi Annie!
Avatar 12:31pm βrian:

I'm hearing voices. Some say "chicken kebab," some say "bibimbap burrito." Others are carrying on about Szechuan shrimp with peanuts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

Hi Davis, Jan, Annie.
Yes, good news, Annie!
Avatar 12:32pm ndbob:

Hi Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm annie:

hey carm and all!! struggling with a crappy safari browser and setting up FF, much to my chagrin. i am so totally clueless with all this crap. all thigs annoying this week.. no biggie, at least i got a minor sewing project done in front of a much bigger one.! woot!
Avatar 12:34pm βrian:

What is Safari doing to you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Carmichael:

Szechuan shrimp! Szechuan shrimp!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Webhamster Henry:

I'll take a hot and sour soup with a Kung Pao shi with extra chilis please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

You don't see as many giraffes with Firefox.
Yay for sewing jobs!
Now I want Szechuan dumplings.
Hi Henry!
Avatar 12:45pm ndbob:

now I want Szechuan too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm annie:

brian, it's sluggish and unresponsive..
Avatar 12:48pm ndbob:

@annie I've had a week of computer and smartphone problems too - hopefully resolved now
  12:48pm frenchee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Mike East:

am I too late to get in on the Szechuan order? I'll take some shrimp and if anyone wants to split an order of dumplings, I'm down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm listener james from westwood:

@ βrian, those voices are not wrong. Listen to some for lunch or dinner, others for lunch tomorrow!
@Mike, I'll help out for those dumplings.
  12:51pm frenchee:

fried or boiled, Mike East?
Avatar 12:52pm ndbob:

There's also Twila Hebert - I had a boss once who had a daughter names Twila
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Mike East:

steamed, please. maybe we should just go family style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm listener james from westwood:

An editor I work with named her new son Dashiell, as in Hammett. I'm picturing a baby bottle full of rye and a Fisher-Price .45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Carmichael:

Ya baby, The Wolves ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm annie:

ndbob, i wonder if there's an update in the near future.. i certainly hope so, i really dislike FF...at least im was able to import my bookmarks from safari just in case. anyone catch the simpsons special on amanda's show? i loved it!!
Avatar 12:55pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. Cannot escape Los Lobos today. No bad thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Mike East:

Los Lobos is doing a few nights at City Winery starting Saturday, I believe. We are providing backline
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Charlie:

Oh, hayy, Frensheee!
Hola, Mike East.
Brian in UK...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm listener james from westwood:

annie, that Simpsons special was a blast. It's been a long time since I've watched regularly, but it was great to hear the discussion of the classic eps, characters, and background/commentary from the DVDs.
Avatar 12:58pm ndbob:

my FF became corrupted when I had to do a system restore
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

Brian UK, I was actually wanting to play Latin Playboys, but don't have it (thought I did). Same prodcution team.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm annie:

bummer bob.... i dread any upgrade from FF.. it's always disruptive..LJFW-it was fun listening.. i'm happy to say i recall the tracy ullmann episodes..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm annie:

i got into a funk yesterday... nothing watch on netflix so i started the alfred hitchcock series..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for the Nichols & May! Really a cut above so much other comedy records.
Avatar 1:06pm ndbob:

I haven't watched anything for quite a while..

as I think I've mentioned here, my parents saw Nichols and may in their early days
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm annie:

N&May!!! right up there with B&Ray!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Charlie:

Wow, ndbob -- would've been cool to see N&M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Carmichael:

I saw a lot of Mal Sharpe on TV in the Bay Area in the 80s. Didn't put 2+2 together until this playlist. D'oh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Charlie:

That movie that Elaine May directed, A New Leaf, starring her and Walter Matthau, is one of my favorite movies.
Avatar 1:10pm ndbob:

@Chalie I love that movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm annie:

add my name to that list...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm annie:

what does anyone know about this movie "the interview"?
  1:11pm steveo:

Googled up this interesting personal account of one performer's relationship with the nichols & may album http://www.cathyladman.com/#!More-Gauze/c1jjo/04B48271-6E20-4906-BCDB-EE4AA5A61737
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Carmichael:

Don't waste your time with it, Annie. Unless you're a brain-dead teenager with disposable income.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm annie:

aahh, ok.. good to know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

looks interesting, steveo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Carmichael:

I'm bitter about any Seth Rogan "vehicle". Hence the snarkiness ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Lewis:

Did Raymond Scott ever do a Christmas "album"?… Irwin would know...
  1:23pm steveo:

Cool, Charlie. I'm really enjoying your show, as always.
  1:25pm jan:

Yah- that Pete Galub song was fine.
Avatar 1:28pm schmutz:

Oh happy day! I've arrived just in time for Tall Dwarfs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Mike East:

yeah, Carmichael. The mouth on that guy...I'm no prude, but to me, cursing every other word shows lack of class and intelligence.
Avatar 1:33pm chromaphone:

I agree with the ambivalence about Rogan. Just don't think he is funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm annie:

crickey, thanks for the warning!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

Lewis -- dunno -- and hi
Hi also schmutz and chromaphone
Avatar 1:36pm chromaphone:

HI Charlie, I think this is my first time listening. Great stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

I hadn't even heard about the film until the recent kerfuffle. Not a filmmaker on my radar. He doesn't make films for my type.
  1:42pm Santos L halper:

Don't worry about The Interview. Looks like no one will be seeing it anyway, at least not until/if it goes straight to video/cable.

Enjoying the tunes Charlie!
Avatar 1:42pm northguineahills:

I forgot to say hello, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

On the whole, vs. today's big-release Hollywood product, you're almost always better off with a documentary. Indie films and docs rule everything around me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm annie:

suggest you see "field full of secrets" in hulu or itunes if you can; soon to come to netflix... it's a very quirky film about crop circles.. my son is editor and producer.. he took on the project last year.. it's very good..not your normal cropcircle film
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm listener james from westwood:

You had me at crop circles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm annie:

LJFW, FFOS is right up your alley, then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Charlie:

hi NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm annie:

i've saw it lasy year when he finished the cut.. it's very good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm annie:

am i bragging on it too much? you betcha! i'm proud of my kid's work.. he is fulfilling his lifelong dream: to make movies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, Charlie! I just got off the phone doing some Playlist entry tutorialing with Give the Drummer Radio's newest program host! A new show will begin on the stream starting January 15. Every Thursday evening, 7-9pm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm annie:

doug, it just keep getting better and better
Avatar 1:51pm Jesse K:

big thumbs up Doug, can't wait to hear it!
Avatar 1:51pm ndbob:

My birthday actually - Jan 15
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Charlie:

Hi Doug -- good news!
Avatar 1:55pm ndbob:

ah looking forward to that show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Ike:

Hello Charlie & all! Wow, good news Doug! Look forward to checking it out.
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm northguineahills:

Yeah, great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Good to see all of you -- see you next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

w00t! Welcome, host-to-be-announced!
Avatar 1:59pm βrian:

My wife discovered a crop circle on the top of my head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Always a pleasure, Charlie! Thanks muchly!!
Avatar 2:01pm Jesse K:

Thanks Charlie!
  2:02pm Santos L halper:

@Annie: i trust FFOS is better than that M Night Sham movie...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Carmichael:

Annie, I will check that movie out! Doug, pretty soon, I'll be the only person without a show ... Charlie, thanks for the great music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie – I think I starred almost every tune. That’s a good thing, right?
See you next week – I’ll be cooking and most likely drinking during your show.

Looking forward to all of those activities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Charlie:

Thanks, Michael. I won't be cooking. Drinking, maybe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm People Like Us:

Listening to the archive now, really enjoying it... we will listen next week live if possible! Thanks!
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