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 26 March 2015 Options | Kid in a candy shop

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Sandra Bernhard  Walk Tall   Options I'm Still Here Damn It!  TVT  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Traffic  Glad   Options John Barleycorn Must Die  United Artists  0:04:31 (Pop‑up)
Betty Carter  Music Maestro, Please/Swing Brother Swing   Options Now It's My Turn  Roulette  0:10:46 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Thank You   Options This Year's Girl  Seven Gods  0:15:18 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Vermona   Options World War I Hamster Diorama 7"  Defekt  0:20:27 (Pop‑up)
Big Daddy Kane  I'll Take You There   Options Long Live the Kane  Cold Chillin'  0:22:39 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:27:21 (Pop‑up)
"Onyx," presented by the Wethersfield Music Dept.  Godzilla   Options Poly High: School Bands Play the Classics (various artists)  Amalgamated  0:32:25 (Pop‑up)
Katie the Pest  This Giant Will Kill You   Options This Giant Will Kill You  Katie the Pest  0:35:33 (Pop‑up)
Kishore Kumar & Chorus  Aaya Sanam Aaya Deewana Tera, from Bade Dil Wala   Options Bombay Disco 2 (various artists)  Cultures of Soul  0:39:57 (Pop‑up)
Dan Deacon  Meme Generator   Options Gliss Riffer  Domino  0:45:36 (Pop‑up)
Swingle II  In a Mist   Options Rags and All That Jazz  Columbia  0:50:00 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  Jump To It   Options 7-inch single  Arista  0:54:16 (Pop‑up)
Bernard Estardy  Cha Tatch Ka   Options La Formule du Baron    0:58:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  1:00:46 (Pop‑up)
"Blue" Gene Tyranny  For David K.   Options Out of the Blue  Lovely Music; Unseen Worlds  1:07:17 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti  Little Wig   Options Before Today  4AD  1:12:19 (Pop‑up)
Gale Garnett & the Gentle Reign  Breaking Through   Options An Audience with the King of Wands  Columbia  1:16:58 (Pop‑up)
Elodie Lauten  All American Boy   Options Orchestre Modern  Rockin' Horse  1:21:15 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Moby Octopad   Options I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One  Matador  1:24:37 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Presley  Run On   Options Elvis Gospel 1957-1971: Known Only to Him  RCA  1:30:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel  1:32:45 (Pop‑up)
Le Futur Pompiste  Five Hundred Heartbeats   Options Le Futur Pompiste  Shelflife  1:37:45 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  The Brothers Go to Mother's   Options The Music from Peter Gunn  Buddha  1:41:05 (Pop‑up)
Angel Olsen  Lights Out   Options Burn Your Fire for No Witness  Jagjaguwar  1:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Shoukichi Kina  Shimaguwa Song (single version)   Options The Music Power from Okinawa  Globestyle  1:48:22 (Pop‑up)
The Space Lady  Humdinger   Options Greatest Hits  Night School  1:52:20 (Pop‑up)
The Carter Family  Keep on the Sunny Side   Options     1:54:46 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Bianco, Rosso e Verdone   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz  1:57:36 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Artie Haywire:

Hi Charlie! Hope everyone in the Drummer family is doing OK.
Avatar 12:00pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:00pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon you bums!
Avatar 12:00pm ndbob:

Heya Artie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Parq:

One froggy afternoon ...
  12:01pm Listening Out There:

Greetings, Nothingites!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Afternoon to Charlie and everyone else that comes by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie. Nice guitar to the left there. Since it's JC Penneys, that's likely a Harmony or Kay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm thatpatsmith:

hey Charlie and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

Hiya gang! Thanks for dropping by today.
Avatar 12:05pm glenn:

and it's probably worth about 1000 times what it cost in the sixties.
  12:06pm frenchee:

omg love that S. Bernhard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Just finished her memoir of her early years, "Confessions of a Pretty Lady" -- great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm doctorjazz:

Traffic jam, wow, haven't heard it in ages!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm doctorjazz:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Lewis:

Traffic - another band from the college years that has aged fairly well… but that I no longer have in my collection… (all those cassette tapes are long gone (thank goodness))
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Personalized greetings! Hi Artie, ndBob, bobdoesThings, Parq, OutThere, Michael, Carmichael, Thatpat, Glenn, Frenchee, DrJz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

methinks saxman chris wood had been listening to some eddie harris
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Jeff Golick:

The lovers, the dreamers...and Charlie Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

Haha! Hi, Jeff! It's the freeform connection right here :)
  12:13pm Ike:

Hey hi hey.
  12:14pm frenchee:

So good to hear the post-'thon musings and music of @Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

Hi Ike!
Frenchee -- I love the post-marathon freeform vibe! This is what it's all about, baybeeee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Michael:

Loved the Kermit tribute Sunday Charlie. Well done by all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

Thanks, Michael. The marathon finale was great this year! Playlist here, with video of all the Hoof and Mouth performers: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Carmichael:

Wow, the internet knows everything. That guitar is a Harmony H15 Bobkat. They're on e-bay for between $450 and $1k.
Avatar 12:25pm ndbob:

thanks for the hamster track Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

You got it, Bob! How are things on the wheel this morning? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Carmichael:

Hi Bob!
Avatar 12:33pm ndbob:

Pretty good - although cold and gloomy here - feels more like late March in North Dakota
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Uncle Michael:

I'm cubically-ensconced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Charlie:

Hi Uncle Michael! Are you sleeping in one of those little Japanese cubicle hotels?
Avatar 12:47pm ndbob:

an hello Carmichael, UM. anyone else I didn't say hello to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

Hi Bob.

No, Charlie. I'm sleeping at work.
  12:55pm jan:

I was on location for the first half hour without headphones- better late than not at all.
Avatar 12:57pm northguineahills:

Ah, the Swingle Singers always works well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

Glad to see you, Jan~
A Swingle welcome to you NGH!
Avatar 1:02pm still b/p:

Glad to be here for bright doses of the show that always satisfy-yi-yis. Strange days in personal circles...and I want NO MORE bad news for a long while. No more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Uncle Michael:

Blue Gene Tierney?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Charlie:

Jean Tierney in Blue Jeans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Charlie:

Hi still b/p -- I got nothing but good news for you here. Keepin' them hard times away from your door.
Avatar 1:16pm still b/p:

Mille grazie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Parq:

I wonder how long before those cubicle hotels are re-purposed into permanent residences as predicted in "Neuromancer".
Avatar 1:28pm northguineahills:

Hmmmm, Scott Williams played that Elodie Lauten in 2013.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Charlie:

It's been played a bunch over the last ten years -- it's a hit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Parq:

Love the way Kaplan's and Hubley's voices blend on this one.
Avatar 1:35pm northguineahills:

@Parq, one of the joys of that album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Charlie:

Avatar 1:50pm bobdoesthings:

damn that angel olsen track was great.. already had it clicky starred.. I wanna clikcy star it again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

That Angle Olsen album has some of my fave recent songs on it. Wonderful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

Angel, not angle
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Charlie:

Thanks, all! see you next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

Good times, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie as always.
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