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Playlist for 22 January 2015 Options | Thinking outside of the box

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Tom Cora & Hans Reichel  Premonitions   Options Potatoes: A Collection Of Folk Songs (various artists)  Ralph 
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Lester  Really the Blues   Options Lithuanian Luau  Lost Records    0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Ergo Phizmiz & His Orchestra  My Special Party   Options Plays Aphex Twin  UpitUp Records 
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0:07:19 (Pop‑up)
Y Pants  Beat It Down   Options Y Pants  Periodic Document    0:10:23 (Pop‑up)
Konono No. 1  Ungudi Wele Wele   Options Congotronics  Crammed Discs/A Train 
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0:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Teiji Ito  Overture   Options King Ubu  Tzadik 
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0:19:13 (Pop‑up)
Juana Molina  Lo Decidi Yo   Options Wed 21  Crammed Discs    0:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Messer Chups  Midnight   Options Miss Libido 2000  Solnze    0:24:32 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Donald Knaack 
Mishmash Music   Options Junk Music  The Moo Group 
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0:27:18 (Pop‑up)
Marie Goyette  Short-Cuts: Brahms   Options The ReR Quarterly (various artists)  ReR/Cuneiform)    0:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Petra Haden  Psycho Main Title   Options Petra Goes to the Movies  Anti 
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0:37:06 (Pop‑up)
Tune-Yards  Lions   Options Bird-Brains  4AD    0:39:08 (Pop‑up)
Meadow House  All the Flowers   Options Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters  Alcohol 
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0:43:48 (Pop‑up)
Ernie & Bert  Clink Clank   Options Havin' Fun With Ernie & Bert  Columbia 
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0:47:27 (Pop‑up)
Abbey Lavine  Tahini Party   Options Links Outta Here (various artists)  General Sound Archive    0:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Negativland  Perfect Scrambled Eggs   Options Potatoes: A Collection Of Folk Songs (various artists)  Ralph    0:53:56 (Pop‑up)
The Angel  Stylin' on the Beat   Options No Gravity  New Line Records 
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0:56:18 (Pop‑up)
HLMNSRA  2day   Options Untidy Tiles  Fresh Yo    1:00:45 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Pierre Bastien 
Odovinil   Options Musiques Paralloidres  Lowlands 
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1:03:25 (Pop‑up)
Blind Mamie Forehand  Honey in the Rock   Options American Primitive Vol. I: Raw Pre-War Gospel (various artists)  Revenant    1:08:53 (Pop‑up)
Bradford Reed  Snake Charmer   Options Live! At Home  Ft.Lb. Records 
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1:11:20 (Pop‑up)
Mark DeNardo  Grass   Options Lion, Tiger, Bear  8bit Peoples    1:15:43 (Pop‑up)
Ruth Garbus  Certain Kind   Options Joule EP      1:18:23 (Pop‑up)
Meadow House  Hippy Blankets   Options Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters  Alcohol 
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1:20:41 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Clap Hands   Options Rain Dogs  Island    1:23:56 (Pop‑up)
Kaada  Dragging an Ox   Options Junkyard Nostalgias  KAAARec 
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1:27:36 (Pop‑up)
Harry Partch  The Letter   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Vol. 2  New World / CRI 
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1:31:42 (Pop‑up)
Angry Man Breakfast  Nine Trees   Options Have Another Day  Big Tiny Records    1:34:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Angry Man Breakfast 
Trouser Ritual   Options Have Another Day  Big Tiny Records    1:38:11 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  New York Social Life   Options New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media: Women In Electronic Music 1977  CRI 
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1:42:06 (Pop‑up)
Devo  It's a Beautiful World   Options E-Z Listening Disc  Rykodisc    1:47:32 (Pop‑up)
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra  Love Is the Drug   Options The Jazz Age  BMG    1:48:00 (Pop‑up)
Memphis Jug Band  Memphis Shakedown   Options Best of  Yazoo 
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1:51:16 (Pop‑up)
Hans Reichel  Oway Oway   Options Yuxo - A New Daxophone Operetta  a/l/l/ - Free Music Production 
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1:54:13 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Donald Knaack 
Metal Music   Options Junk Music  The Moo Group    1:57:25 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:19am doyle:

so outside the box I'm writing something now ?WHAAAT?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Charlie:

doyle, you livin' outside the box! (but welcome to this box)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Carmichael:

Be right back, Charlie. Gotta actually do SOMETHING.
Avatar 11:58am ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, Doyle, everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Charlie:

Hi Carmichael and Bob!
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

Hola, nada!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Is this the line for doing nothing?
Avatar 12:01pm duke:

Nothin' doin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Jeff Golick:

Is that chick winking at me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie and everyone else and their boxes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Yo, βrian, James, Duke, Jeff, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

My arms are too short to box with Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Michael:

Box dedication: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 12:13pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

hey bobdoesthings, what things ya doin?
Avatar 12:17pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie - nothing much.. just my job.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

ok then, carry on
Avatar 12:20pm bobdoesthings:

I shall, great tunes! I believe this is my first time listening to your show, I shall return more often! thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

cool beans!
Avatar 12:36pm bobdoesthings:

when's the bass gonna drop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

When's the other shoe gonna drop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm listener james from westwood:

Bert's storifyin'! In clanking form!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Mike East:

Oz and Henson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Mike East:

thanks for that, charlie.
Avatar 12:52pm bobdoesthings:

whoa.. how did she know I was thinking "what type of hippy bird food is this?!" .. how did she know?!
Avatar 12:53pm still b/p:

Missed E&B, but I like when I tune in and very first words heard are "Shall we begin?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Parq:

Pita bread is nothing but more hippie bullshit. Just saying.
Avatar 12:56pm βrian:

I've actually had good pita bread, but it's a rare commodity. Usually it's like construction paper.
Good Ol' Graham Kerr, by the way!
Avatar 12:56pm bobdoesthings:

aaaanddd don't get me started on hummus!
Avatar 12:57pm schmutz:

hello hi! busy arranging boxes on my screen
Avatar 12:58pm βrian:

Oh m'goddess, good hummus is a wonder! The key is lots of lemon and tahini. Garlic, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

Howdy, Mike East, Parq, Still b/p, schmutz ~
I like pita, hummus, scrambled eggs, aaaand
a nice miso-tahini sauce, which I whip up myself from time to time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Carmichael:

OK, I'm back. Failed to bring the hummus, though. Graham Kerr was a genius TV host!
Avatar 1:02pm still b/p:

Pita griper mocked a meal of hippie hooey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Parq:

Was that Brit voice in the Negland track Graham Kerr? I shoulda guessed. Man, was that show an unlikely megahit in the early 70s.
Avatar 1:10pm bobdoesthings:

ahhh I love this blind mamie forehand track!!
Avatar 1:11pm βrian:

It was a bit cruel to have to watch people dining at the very end of the show — at the precise moment I was suffering from after-school hunger pangs.
  1:14pm gary mitchell:

color me charmed
Avatar 1:15pm ndbob:

Blind Mamie was great!
Avatar 1:16pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Charlie:

Welcome, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Mister Dobalina:

So good so far, all that screaming and hollar'n was really getting to me!
Avatar 1:19pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. If you leave any box lying aroung our cat Claude will purloin it. No thinking involved.

@βrian...and chick peas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

Mister Bob Dobalina?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Mister Dobalina:

Just Bob will do, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Lewis:

Damn Charlie! now I am late!
Avatar 1:23pm βrian:

Yes, chick peas go without saying. And some persnickety folks go so far as to peel them before mashing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Parq:

This Waits track is a big favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Charlie:

for me too, Parq
Hi Lewis!
Avatar 1:30pm DeemerDave:

Anyone else lose the MP3 stream? I had to switch to the Pop-up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Jeff Golick:

Would make a good split single with Grouper's "Dragging a Deer..."
Avatar 1:35pm schmutz:

love Harry Partch!
  1:36pm Listening Out There:

Turns out Partch's instruments are going to be archived here in Seattle, at the University of Washington...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm listener james from westwood:

Very glad they've found a home!
Avatar 1:44pm DeemerDave:

That doesn't sound anything like Laurie Anderson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Mister Dobalina:

But it does sound great!
Avatar 1:45pm Jesse K:

yeah, I was just thinking that too. This is really good! Hi Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm listener james from westwood:

It does sound New Yorky-art scene as all hell, though. But yeah, so young!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Charlie:

Hi DeemerDave - I didn't have any trouble with the stream
Yes, early track from Laurie Anderson
Hi Jesse K
Avatar 1:47pm schmutz:

I thought the same thing! Laurie will be speaking at Harvard (free event!) March 26th for any of you New Englanders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

I saw her do an intimate performance at NYU years ago; it was great. Around when the CD The Ugly One With the Jewels came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Carmichael:

I got that Devo EZ Listening as a cassette through mail order advertised in Duty Now for the Future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Matt F:

Memphis Jug Band: Hells Yep!
Avatar 1:55pm schmutz:

Lucky you! goosebumps when I saw her live a few years ago!
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

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

Hi Matt! Have a good shoe:
Here's the playlist for Matt Fiveash, coming up next:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Michael:

Great show Charlie - thanks so much.
Avatar 1:58pm βrian:

Merci, Monsieur Charlie !
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

round of snaps for a really twisted playlist
Avatar 1:59pm βrian:

Now, this kind of metal I can work with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

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

Feeling repurposed
Avatar 2:00pm DeemerDave:

Damn work keepin' me off the comments list.
Avatar 2:01pm DeemerDave:

Thanks for the LA date, Schmutz
Avatar 2:01pm Jesse K:

thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone for being here today!
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