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 07 May 2015 Options | Black and white

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Beastie Boys  Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun   Options Paul's Boutique  Capitol  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
DJ Frane  The Impossible Dream   Options Electric Garden of Delights  Tuff City Massive  0:04:59 (Pop‑up)
Kati Kovács  Tíz Év Az Úton   Options Közel A Naphoz  Pepita  0:09:10 (Pop‑up)
Stories  Brother Louie   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Kama Sutra  0:12:34 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Cohen  Jazz Police   Options I'm Your Man  Columbia  0:16:12 (Pop‑up)
Metá Metá  Oya   Options MetaL MetaL  Kiko Dinucci  0:19:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:25:13 (Pop‑up)
Francoiz Breut  La Boite de Nuit   Options Une Saisone Volee  La Tribu/Caramel Beurre Salé  0:31:14 (Pop‑up)
Nouvelle Vague  Guns of Brixton   Options Nouvelle Vague  Peacefrog  0:34:30 (Pop‑up)
Paolo Conte  La Canoa di Mezzanotte   Options Parole d'Amore Scritte a Macchina  Compagnia Generale del Disco  0:38:37 (Pop‑up)
Prince and the Revolution  Under the Cherry Moon   Options Parade  Warner Bros.  0:43:02 (Pop‑up)
Etta James  Let's Burn Down the Cornfield   Options Come a Little Closer  Chess  0:46:07 (Pop‑up)
Hot Chocolate  Every 1's a Winner   Options 12-inch single  Infinity  0:49:34 (Pop‑up)
The Maytones  Black and White   Options The Trojan Records Story  Trojan  0:54:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Open Space   Options To-Day's Sound  Right Tempo  0:57:30 (Pop‑up)
Luiz Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira  Baiao   Options Musique du Nordeste: Volume 2, 1928-1946  Buda Musique  1:02:57 (Pop‑up)
Kiko Dinucci  Balão de Noivado (com Suzana Salles)   Options Na Boca dos Outros  Kiko Dinucci  1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Beti  Bikasi   Options Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop (various artists)  Vampisoul  1:07:53 (Pop‑up)
The Special Pillow  Third of July   Options Infinite Regression  Zofko  1:12:56 (Pop‑up)
Steve Dirkx  The World Is a Carousel   Options That's Crazy Music!  Steve Dirkx  1:16:04 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Big Science   Options Big Science  Warner Bros.  1:18:15 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  Groovallegiance   Options One Nation Under a Groove  Warner Bros.  1:24:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Artie Schroeck Implosion 
Amy's Theme   Options A Spoonful of Lovin'  Verve  1:31:16 (Pop‑up)
Passo Torto  Passarinho Esquisito   Options Passo Elétrico  Passo Torto  1:35:17 (Pop‑up)
Dva  Surfi   Options Nipomo  Northern Spy  1:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Urbano de Castro  Kia Lomingo   Options Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 - 1978 (various artists)  Analog Africa  1:42:30 (Pop‑up)
Wilson Pickett  People Make the World   Options Hey Jude  Atlantic  1:48:22 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Big Day Coming   Options Painful  Matador  1:48:28 (Pop‑up)
Arlo Guthrie  I'm Going Home   Options Alice's Restaurant  Reprise  1:52:42 (Pop‑up)
NRBQ  People   Options 7-inch single (B-side of Me and the Boys)  Red Rooster  1:55:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date (slowed down)   Options 7-inch single (originally)  RCA  1:58:48 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Artie Haywire:

Avatar 11:59am ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, Artie, everyone!
  12:01pm Listening Out There:

Moof Woo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

at last!
  12:02pm sugarwolf:

Hi all!
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Here we are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Michael:

Hi Charlie, Hi everybody. Beautiful day in New England. Outside and here inside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

Hi gang. Thanks for spending some time indoors with me on this gorgeous day.
  12:07pm jan:

Hear Here!
  12:07pm sarah & emfab-peter:

Hi Charlie ! We're listening from the UK. Woof woof moo x
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Good evening Sarah and Peter!
Avatar 12:12pm ndbob:

@Sarah and Peter Happy election day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm listener james from westwood:

G'day, Charile and all!!
  12:14pm frenchee:

black and white listening....Hi all, hello Charlie!
  12:15pm frenchee:

downtown Manhattan is flooded with strolling gawkers armed with selfie stix. Spring!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm drr:

Warm and humid in Texas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

cow strolling selfie
Avatar 12:20pm ndbob:

warm and humid in Indiana too
  12:21pm frenchee:

@ndbob, where in Indiana are you? Are there cows nearby, or are you more cityfied?
  12:21pm joeydehnert:

crisp and sunny in New Mexico
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

Always glad to hear weather reports. Hi New Mexico! @joey -- whereabouts are you?
  12:23pm joeydehnert:

Currently in Albuquerque
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

and a personal hi to:
joey, frenchee, ndbob, drr, james, sarah & peter, jan, michael, Brian, sugarwolf, pat, listning, artie!
Avatar 12:24pm ndbob:

@frenchie I'm in Bloomington - so medium sized university town
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Charlie:

but not a medium-sized university?
Avatar 12:34pm ndbob:

@charlie - kinda large lol - 40000 in a town of 80000
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Charlie:

haven't spent much time in Albuquerque . . . I've visited Taos, Santa Fe, and an obscure town all the way in the south of NM . . . always had a great time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Michael:

Joey - Heading out to NM in September, mostly Santa Fe. Like Charlie, always had a great time there.
Avatar 12:36pm ndbob:

good song here Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Charlie:

ndBob -- this is a whole album of covers, all different singers, quite good; there's a second album too
  12:38pm joeydehnert:

@Charlie @Michael, Albuquerque is the worst place in NM. The state is incredible, absolutely love Taos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm pacific standard simon:

woot moot
Avatar 12:44pm Dominick:

Fave NM places - Las Vegas, Madrid, Ribera
  12:45pm joeydehnert:

I second Madrid, it's so awesome. Super funky town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Charlie:

Loved Taos, and environs (Ojo Caliente). Spent a few vacations south of Silver City, remote, desert, great. Near the Gila cave dwellings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

I have friends in Rio Rancho, who have been eager for folks to visit. Would be great to explore the scenery w/o having to pay a hotel!!
  12:48pm frenchee:

So I walk away for a bit and come back to ETTA. OOOOh, ETTTA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Michael:

Have yet to get south of Albuquerque but would like to. Love the area around Santa Fe and up to Taos. The drive there was fantastic I thought. Acoma, Bandolier; hell just driving around was an adventure.
  12:49pm frenchee:

@ndbob: Bloomington is the only place I'd return to Indiana for. Need to do more New Mexican traveling.....OOOh ETTTA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Parq:

Dogs and cows are the official animals of the Parqbench family, so when FMU adopted them as its symbol, that suited me just fine.
  12:51pm gary mitchell:

r.i.p. erroll
Avatar 12:52pm ndbob:

@frenchee I've been through NM but never spent any time there other then a day with a friend in Albuquerque
  12:52pm johnk77:

efd did a great hour last night
on errol brown rip
Avatar 12:52pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm pacific standard simon:

The Goldfinch is the state bird of both New Jersey and Washington, so when WFMU put them on a t-shirt, that was just fine with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Charlie:

Hi Gary, Dominick, Johnk, Parq, Simon.
Yes, nice tribute by Evan last night.
  12:53pm gary mitchell:

hola ndb
  12:53pm johnk77:

  12:54pm johnk77:

jah make yu
  12:54pm gary mitchell:

the essence of cool on stage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm pacific standard simon:

Well, the cookie AND the marbled rye bread.
  12:55pm johnk77:

disco as
old testament religion?
  12:55pm frenchee:

the family went west one year and visited Mt. Capulin in NM. Hair-raising ride up the mountain....we spent more time in Utah and Colorado that trip though.
  12:56pm frenchee:

DAMN CHAZ you are knocking it out of the proverbial today. Black Sox? White Sox?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm pacific standard simon:

Look to the piano! You must have the light-keys AND the dark-keys!
  12:59pm johnk77:

no ism schism
  1:01pm johnk77:

please more rocky mtn
travel tips?;>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Charlie:

yes simon, marble rye on the piano
  1:05pm johnk77:

randy newman
is da shit
long john baldry
also covered
burn down the cornfield
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm pacific standard simon:

It seems like no matter where I go on vacations, I always find a cavern to explore. New Mexico I only passed through, but our one stop was Carlsbad Caverns.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm pacific standard simon:

That piano gag was stolen from Lenny Bruce, BTW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Parq:

Simon, pretty much everywhere I go, too! Oh, wait, you said "cavern".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Charlie:

doh, just got that, simon
  1:10pm johnk77:

the northeastern riddim
was forro?
the next title said balao
but u could have done the samba
happy hour at sobs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Brian C.:

The Special Pillow sounds like John & Mary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

Brian, that's what I thought at first, too. Big John & Mary fan.
  1:19pm Mark Williams:

odd use of a Burning Spear sample in that Dirkx track. But I liked it.
Avatar 1:19pm northguineahills:

Big Science!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm pacific standard simon:

They even had a song called "July 6th".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Parq:

"Otherwise, what are the characters going to fall off of?" That was the line that first made me a Laurie Anderson fan.
  1:22pm johnk77:

i just bout x 4th of july
on an lp
at the record fair
nice venue for brooklyn massive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Charlie:

hey there Brian C, Mark, NGH.
Who are these John and Mary of whom you speak, Brian C, Simon?
  1:24pm johnk77:

laurie still lives in the west village
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm pacific standard simon:

John Lombardo & Mary Ramsey, of 10000 Maniacs. They Did at least 3 records as a duo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie and available peoples.
Avatar 1:28pm duke:

Woof Moo to everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm pacific standard simon:

Highly recommend Victory Gardens and The Weedkiller's Daughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Charlie:

will check, simon,
hi, Carmichael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Carmichael:

I got a speeding ticket in Albequirky in 1979. That's it. end of story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm pacific standard simon:

@Charlie - I'm pretty sure the CDs are out of print, but there are downloads available at Amazon & iTunes. While I was checking, learned that The Weedkiller's Daughter was named for a 1970 novel.
Avatar 1:43pm northguineahills:

Thanks for the links, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Brian C.:

John & Mary's 2nd LP "Weedkillers Daughter" has Alex Chilton on a track or 2
I always liked them a lot too. John's vocals are an, uh, acquired taste
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Brian C.:

John & Mary stuff is before they re-/joined 10K M's
Avatar 1:50pm northguineahills:

One of my favorite YLT tracks.....
  1:51pm frenchee:

Me too, @northguineahills, and it's the first time I've heard it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm pacific standard simon:

Except The Pinwheel Galaxy is after.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm pacific standard simon:

There's more to Arlo than just... well, you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

I like the other quieter version of Big Day Coming that opens the album too.
  1:56pm frenchee:

I was enjoying the Arlo until he sang "off-DEN"--a recent pet peeve of mine, but I can forgive Arlo.
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

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

People who love People probably don't love this, but I do...Is that really NRBQ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

See y'all next week, PEOPLE!
Avatar 1:59pm βrian:

Skewered that one, BBQ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Super show, Charlie! May this playlist be black and white and read all over.
Avatar 1:59pm Dominick:

  1:59pm johnk77:

brilliant work selecter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm SeanG:

love your show Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie.
  2:02pm gary mitchell:

Luiz Gonzago forever!
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