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 08 January 2015 Options | The world which it sounds like if it listens...

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Island, collage by Dina Kelberman

...and that the melody to add warmth gradually is innocent.

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Leonard Bernstein  The Real Coney Island   Options On the Town  Columbia Legacy 
 
 
Leutari Folk Orchestra  Sarba   Options Moldavian Folk Music (various artists)  Sounds of the World 
All the T-shirt pictures were found here. 
0:02:41 (Pop‑up)
Sky Barstow  U 8-Bita Sam Roden   Options Balkan Bit  Mindblast    0:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Francoiz Breut  La Boite de Nuit   Options Une saison volée  La Tribu/Caramel Beurre Salé    0:08:03 (Pop‑up)
Pete Galub  Reacquaintance   Options Candy Tears  Dove & Pigeon 
 
0:11:28 (Pop‑up)
Mexican Institute Of Sound   Trio   Options Politico  Nacional    0:16:11 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Free as a Chapel (In the Moonlight)   Options Don't Think Right, It's All Twice  Cutting Hedge    0:20:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Awesome Sunset 
In the Sun   Options The Best of Awesome Sunset  Kilowatt Tango    0:23:13 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Wada  Big Hit 5   Options Big Hits 20  RCA Japan 
 
0:27:04 (Pop‑up)
Tom Jones  Resurrection Shuffle   Options She's a Lady  Parrot    0:29:31 (Pop‑up)
Taj Mahal  A Lot of Love   Options The Natch'l Blues  Columbia    0:32:32 (Pop‑up)
The Go! Team  Doing It Right   Options Proof of Youth  Sub Pop    0:36:29 (Pop‑up)
Tomboys  I'd Rather Fight Than Switch   Options Girls With Guitars (various artists)  Ace 
 
0:39:50 (Pop‑up)
Burt Bacharach  Bond Street   Options Reach Out  A&M    0:42:11 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Sapphire Slows 
Corekill   Options Allegoria  Not Not Fun    0:44:31 (Pop‑up)
The Rumour  Emotional Traffic   Options Frogs Sprouts Clogs and Krauts  Arista    0:50:16 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  Rockin' Around in N.Y.C.   Options Marshall Crenshaw  Warner Bros. 
 
0:52:55 (Pop‑up)
LCD Soundsystem  All My Friends   Options Sound of Silver  DFA    0:56:50 (Pop‑up)
Sebadoh  Perfect Way   Options Harmacy  Sub Pop    1:04:09 (Pop‑up)
801  Rongwrong   Options 801 Live  Polydor    1:07:03 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Teupen Group 
Tropical Scene   Options The Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk 
 
1:12:08 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  The Crying Game   Options 7-inch single  Decca    1:16:05 (Pop‑up)
Googoosh  Age Bemooni   Options Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop (various artists)  Vampisoul    1:18:30 (Pop‑up)
Portishead  Biscuit   Options Dummy  Go! Discs/London    1:23:21 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Ray  I'll Never Fall in Love Again   Options single (originally)  Columbia 
 
1:28:04 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Kay  Someone Has to Cry (Why Must I?)   Options You Can Be Wrong About Boys (various artists)  Sequel    1:30:35 (Pop‑up)
Leroy Anderson  Blue Tango   Options Collection  Decca    1:33:03 (Pop‑up)
Marlene Dietrich  The Laziest Gal in Town   Options Best of  Columbia    1:35:59 (Pop‑up)
Stereo Total  Nationale 7   Options Musique Automatique  Bobsled 
 
1:38:09 (Pop‑up)
Brave Combo  Skokkian   Options World Dance Music  Four Dots    1:40:31 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
L'assoluto naturale   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz 
 
1:43:23 (Pop‑up)
The Flaming Lips  Suddenly Everything Has Changed   Options The Soft Bulletin  Warner Bros.    1:46:26 (Pop‑up)
Stars  Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It   Options The North  Soft Revolution 
 
1:50:23 (Pop‑up)
Alan Price  O Lucky Man! (version two)   Options O Lucky Man! (soundtrack)  Warner Bros.    1:54:48 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date (slowed down)   Options 7-inch single (originally)  RCA 
 
1:57:27 (Pop‑up)



Listener comments!

Avatar 12:00pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie, Bob and all other freezing listeners.
Avatar 12:02pm ndbob:

Up to a toasty 6 right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Michael:

9 in Boston. Balmy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm drr:

25 in Texas.
Avatar 12:04pm ndbob:

Tho having lived in North Dakota I should be used to this - pretty average for there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm pacific standard simon:

...hey ho up she rises early in the morning...
  12:07pm trs:

Warmer than yesterday. And warmer again, tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Hiya Bob, Michael, drr, Simon, trs!
Five below here this AM -- yikes!
  12:08pm jan:

Are you keeping warm? Your program is warming us listeners.
Avatar 12:08pm ndbob:

2 below when I got up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm annie:

i love that teeshirt logo!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Michael:

-4 when I got up. -21 wind chill on the walk to the train. Do not like. But it will warm up today and tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Hi Jan, Annie --
Annie, check out the link: twistedsifter.com...
Avatar 12:11pm ndbob:

heya Annie!
Avatar 12:11pm ndbob:

looks like on Sunday temps will start to return to normal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm pacific standard simon:

I believe it is somewhere in the balmy 40s on Puget Sound, but have not yet looked at the thermometer on the back porch. Foggy as heck, though. Just happy to have Thursday off from work, for once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm pacific standard simon:

Recorded On The Town off TCM -- can't watch that movie enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Say hi to Miss Turnstiles for me, Simon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm pacific standard simon:

We'll tip a Rhinegold to ye for auld lang syne.
Avatar 12:19pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. Keep the stylus de-icer handy.
  12:20pm gary mitchell:

melodious
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

Hi Brian! My stylus is always hot. (I don't know what that means.)
Hiya Gary! Mellifluous!
Avatar 12:22pm ndbob:

Heya Garrryyy!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm annie:

hey ndbob and all you merry pranksters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm pacific standard simon:

That singer has been drinking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Rick from SC:

Hi Charlie and all. Glad to hear you back
Avatar 12:31pm schmutz:

I want Flower Aroma Shirt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Michael:

Warmer now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm pacific standard simon:

I wish Tom Jones would beat up Rod Stewart for being a pale imitation.
Avatar 12:34pm schmutz:

Michael, I'm also in Boston! I just ventured out for a coffee and it seems to be tolerable now. Sad to miss the majority of the show (who schedules a meeting at lunchtime?)
  12:34pm gary mitchell:

hot version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

This goes out to you, Gary.
Gary played the orig version of this on his great show on top Shelf Oldies the other night, folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

And hi to Rick from SC and Schmutz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm pacific standard simon:

This Taj would sound good next to Swamp Dogg's "Total Destruction To Your Mind".
  12:38pm gary mitchell:

you are correct sir
Avatar 12:39pm Roberto:

Go! Team rox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Charlie:

Go! Roberto!
Avatar 12:41pm Roberto:

Where should I Go!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Jeff Golick:

Hi there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm pacific standard simon:

Go beyond Infinity!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Charlie:

Busy Going Nowhere, Roberto.
Hi Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Jeff Golick:

Charlie, will you teach me how to add those hyperlinks to playlist album titles? Y'know, when you're not busy...doing...what you're doing.
Avatar 12:46pm βrian:

Just got back from the frigid outdoors. Don't make me smile or my face will shatter.
Avatar 12:49pm ndbob:

indeed - everyone should listen to Gary!
  12:50pm gary mitchell:

bob, check's in the mail
Avatar 12:51pm Brian in UK:

Charlie I heard you were going to play some Graham Parker or was it a Rumour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm pacific standard simon:

What a fine band they were, 'til they ran out of gas.
Avatar 12:57pm βrian:

"The turd beat?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

Ease back in slowly, βrian. (Yes, the turd beat)
Hi Brian UK -- Rumour!
Yes, @ Jeff Golick -- e-mail me off-list and we'll set up a lesson. :)
Avatar 1:02pm βrian:

Not this Rumour?
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Gaylord Fields:

Or this one: www.rumer.co.uk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm pacific standard simon:

Or this one: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm pacific standard simon:

Now I need to go find some Matching Mole to listen to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Jeff Golick:

Wooooooooooo! [waving my hands in the air like I just don't care - but I do care]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

...and Ultravox recorded "ROckWrok".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

Hey there, Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm pacific standard simon:

Ah, Charlie, if you only knew how timely this Brenda Lee song is...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Uncle Michael:

Simon, is there something you've been meaning to tell us?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Gaylord Fields:

Glad to be entertained by what you do so well, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Charlie:

Aww, thanks, G!
Simon -- glad if it was what you needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm pacific standard simon:

I have said too much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Uncle Michael:

Whatever it is, hang in there, buddy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

What Uncle Michael said. (Hi Uncle Michael.)
  1:34pm Jess:

My two year old and I are really diggin' today's show. Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

Thanks, Jess! I've found my demographic ;)
Avatar 1:40pm Roberto:

I think Marlene might have been singing about my wife just now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

Skokkian was once my opening theme...many years ago. I used the Ralph Marterie.
Avatar 1:44pm Roberto:

Skokie Anne? I think I went to college with her.
Avatar 1:49pm Brian in UK:

Most user friendly Lips. If you get my drift.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

Totally UKBrian. Poised between the noise and the sludge.
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks, Bob! Thanks everyone for hangin' out today. Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash: Here's his playlist: wfmu.org...
See you next week.
Avatar 1:57pm Brian in UK:

Nice one, Charlie.
Avatar 1:58pm northguineahills:

I forgot to chime in, thanks Charlie!
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

these two hours went by way too fast
  2:00pm trs:

Great Thursday greetings and thnks.
  2:00pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hi Do Nothingneers. Thanks for a great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Mike East:

you do a great show, Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Uncle Michael:

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

Thanks Charlie - busy fighting the printer!
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