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Playlist for 28 May 2015 Options | Doing things together with you

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(Still from Kumiko the Treasure Hunter)

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Michael Shelley  Send the Bill to William   Options Jimmy's Corner  Confidential Recordings 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Sunshine Fix  That Ole Sun   Options Age of the Sun  Emperor Norton    0:01:42 (Pop‑up)
Pete Drake & His Talking Steel Guitar   Forever   Options Forever  Smash    0:05:01 (Pop‑up)
Madeline Bell  Doin' Things Together With You   Options Doin' Things  Philips/RPM    0:07:39 (Pop‑up)
France Gall  Quand On Est Ensemble   Options Lounge Legends series  Polydor    0:10:20 (Pop‑up)
1,000 Clowns  Favorite Things   Options Freelance Bubblehead  Elektra/Rat 
0:12:22 (Pop‑up)
Breeders  Divine Hammer   Options Last Splash  4AD    0:16:17 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  You're My Favorite Waste Of Time   Options Attack of the Killer B's (various artists)  Warner Bros.    0:19:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
Parliament  Together   Options Chocolate City  Casablanca    0:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Lee Lewis  Things   Options Young Blood  Sire    0:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Katz  That's Morris   Options Mish Mosh  Capitol 
0:33:59 (Pop‑up)
Quartet San Francisco  Pick Up the Pieces   Options Whirled Chamber Music  ViolinJazz    0:36:36 (Pop‑up)
DJ Shadow  Midnight in a Perfect World (Gab Mix)   Options Midnight in a Perfect World 12-inch single  MoWax    0:40:21 (Pop‑up)
Dolly Mixture  Grass Is Greener   Options Demonstration Tapes  Dead Good Dolly Platters    0:45:01 (Pop‑up)
Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames  Yeh, Yeh   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Imperial 
0:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Los Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    0:50:52 (Pop‑up)
Os Canibais  Felizes Juntinhos (Happy Together)   Options Os Canibais  Mr. Bongo    0:54:46 (Pop‑up)
Peaches & Herb  I Want to Stay Here   Options Golden Duets  Date    0:57:42 (Pop‑up)
Le Futur Pompiste  The Air That Surrounds Us   Options Your Stories & Your Thoughts  Siesta    0:59:57 (Pop‑up)
Art Van Damme Quintet  All of Me   Options The Art of Van Damme  Columbia    1:03:36 (Pop‑up)
Eels  Love of the Loveless   Options Shootenanny!  DreamWorks 
1:06:13 (Pop‑up)
Les Champions  Toi L'orgueilleux (Love Of The Loved)   Options La France Et Les Beatles Vol 3 (various artists)  Magic Records    1:09:06 (Pop‑up)
Byrds  It's No Use   Options Mr. Tambourine Man  Columbia    1:11:02 (Pop‑up)
The Wayfarers  Harmony in My Head   Options World's Fare  Lolita    1:13:19 (Pop‑up)
The Four Darlings  Baby Your Love Is Amazing   Options Eccentric Soul: the Forte Label (various artists)  Numero Group    1:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Los Peyotes  Pasemos La Noche Juntos (Let's Spend the Night Together)   Options Their Hispanic Majesties Request  Norton    1:18:31 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    1:21:42 (Pop‑up)
Neneh Cherry  So Here I Come   Options Raw Like Sushi  Virgin    1:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Danger Doom  Space Ho's   Options The Mouse and the Mask  Lex/Epitaph 
1:31:23 (Pop‑up)
Klaus Beyer  Kommt Zusammen   Options Klaus Beyer's Jukebox (webpage)      1:34:49 (Pop‑up)
Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles (Tom Caruana)  Method Man - Release Yo Self   Options Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers  Tea Sea Records    1:36:57 (Pop‑up)
Thunderclap Newman  Something in the Air   Options Hollywood Dream  Track Records    1:39:47 (Pop‑up)
Morning 40 Federation  Stinky   Options Your My Brother  Tekito    1:43:42 (Pop‑up)
Rod McKuen  Trashy   Options At Carnegie Hall  Warner Bros.    1:48:43 (Pop‑up)
Village Stompers  Washington Square   Options 7-inch single  Epic    1:51:54 (Pop‑up)
Orlons  South Street   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Cameo    1:54:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Jack Sax the City   Options 7-inch single  Warner Bros.     

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Gary:

If she kills that cute rodent, I am personally holding you responsible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Charlie:

Hi, Gary. No bunnies will be harmed in the making of today's radio program! (The bunny's name is Bunzo, btw.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Gary:

Thank you. Just for that, I will spare you any Bedtime for Bunzo jokes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Michael:

Hello Charlie. And Gary. And Bunzo. Saw Kumiko (and Bunzo) too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am listener james from westwood:

I come for the music, I stay for the Bunzo journalism. How do, Charlie and all!!
Avatar 11:59am ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:01pm Dominick:

This is nice
  12:05pm mauri:

hey charlie and everyone. it's roastin here by a calm cold lake. summer feel music aijaijai
  12:07pm steve marcus:

hey Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Hi gang. Nice to see all of you :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Bunzo:

You should sleep with one eye open. Just sayin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello Mr. Floppy Ears! (Yes, I mean you, Charlie.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Parq:

Ah. I knew that voice was familiar. 1K Clowns did "Kitty Cat Max", a Greasy Kid Stuff fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Hey, Doug, I'm throwin' you a party here.
Avatar 12:17pm Dominick:

Oh boy! bang bang
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm tikk:

Thanks Charlie for bringing us back to the 90s when goofy fun rap had its time in the sun. Be nice if rap tacked in that direction again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar 12:20pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

@tikk Totally agree. There was so much good stuff back then. The gangsta thing seems to have run its course, so maybe a Neo-Daisy Age isn't out of the questions.

Great tunes thus far, Charlie...
Avatar 12:22pm ndbob:

great set Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Jeff Golick:

I'm hoping this movie Dope helps in that regard, @tikk.
(a preview: www.youtube.com...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, hi bunny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

There will be another fun rap later. (And maybe some darker rap too.)
  12:33pm Listening Out There:

"Thankin' about the thangs..."
Avatar 12:35pm Dominick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm doctorjazz:

Alan Sherman next, please...
  12:36pm Listening Out There:

"That's Morris" as performed by Joel Grey's dad....
  12:36pm steve marcus:

Oy that's Morris!
  12:40pm Steve Marcus:

Fishbone? thx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Charlie:

"when you see him walk past with some schmaltz on his vest..." reminds me of someone I used to know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm tikk:

Thanks Jeff G, that actually looks, well, dope. And doper than the trailer for the Straight of of Compton biopic of NWA.
Avatar 12:43pm northguineahills:

I just went through all of my DJ Shadow vinyl last weekend, it was fun.
  12:44pm frenchee:

Hola Charlie, b'day Drummerman Doug, beautiful Bunzo, Parq, ndbob, doctorjazz, wood elves, listener James, et.al~I like the show LOTS so far~as usual!
  12:45pm frenchee:

Sorry I missed the Breeders and Mickey K.
  12:45pm Peter & Sarah:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Artie Haywire:

Green grass and ripe tomatoes will keep your bunny happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

hola newcomers and continued greetings to early adopters ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Parq:

Don't know this version of Yeh Yeh. Swingin'.
  12:51pm steve Marcus:

Swinging London!
  12:53pm frenchee:

GIN martini, please (hic)!
  12:54pm steve Marcus:

back soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Charlie:

Actually, I just show myself the alcohol, period.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm pacific standard simon:

It's a bunny-full day in the neighborhood.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

As I mentioned, I recently saw Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. Also the Lambert & Stamp docu. Both excellent. Anyone seen anything else good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm pacific standard simon:

I really wanted to see Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, but it only showed in my local theater for a week and I missed it. Some on-demand option in the future, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm pacific standard simon:

Heh. Clever segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Charlie:

(heh heh)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Michael:

Saw Kumiko and liked it as well. Just saw Map of the Stars from Cronenberg this weekend and while not top notch from him was suitably creepy. Somewhat embarrassed to admit watching the Bob Weir doc on Netflix but I’m reading “Too Many Roads” currently and this was a nice compliment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm pacific standard simon:

I want to love this cover of "Harmony in My Head", but the fuzzed-up guitar seems unnecessary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Parq:

Wow, loving all these nifty covers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Charlie:

Map of the Stars was quite creepy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm pacific standard simon:

I never make it to the movie theater anymore. Last night I watched the 1935 Crime And Punishment, with Peter Lorre, on TV, though.
Avatar 1:25pm ndbob:

Yep - the Eydie version is also really good
  1:25pm Santos L Halper:

@ Michael: don't be ashamed of Bobby ; ) I'm glad to learn there's a doc out there. I'll have to pull it out before i see him next...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm listener james from westwood:

Good to hear Neneh Cherry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Gotta run to work. Have a great last 1/4 of the show, Charlie!
  1:30pm steve Marcus:

love this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Mister Dobalina:

FIRST time I've ever heard DOOM on FMU! Amazin', who knew the DJ's at this radio station were this cool!?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Mister Dobalina:

*da BOW down*
Avatar 1:35pm northguineahills:

Billy Jam plays Doom from time to time.
Avatar 1:35pm ndbob:

This is pretty good - but how could an LP with a rodent reference in the title be bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Mister Dobalina:

Now, I know.
  1:36pm Listening Out There:

Klaus! Yah!!!
Avatar 1:37pm Brian in UK:

How do you translate toe jam football?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Charlie:

you mean, into English?
Avatar 1:39pm ndbob:

lol Charlie
Avatar 1:42pm Brian in UK:

From the original Scouse.

The flip, Wilomina is a joy.
Avatar 1:43pm Michael Shelley:

Excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Parq:

I would provide the German translation, except that a single word that long would screw up the framing on the comments column.
Avatar 1:46pm glenn:

have people wished the drummah happy birthday yet?
  1:46pm Listening Out There:

Parq: C'mon, give it a try!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Charlie:

Thanks for kicking it off, Michael!
Avatar 1:46pm glenn:

oh, and even more super hits came yesterday, mister shelley. it sounds pretty dang good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Parq:

It says here that June 18 is Thurman Munson Bobblehead Night at Yankee Stadium. Proceed accordingly.
Avatar 1:50pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, I gotta bounce like a mouse. Charlie-OOOs!
Avatar 1:50pm glenn:

when's thurston moore bobblehead night?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Charlie:

Herman Munster bobblehead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm doctorjazz:

Went to the link, want to hear the Michael Shelly CD, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Parq:

Glenn, I would stand in line in the July heat all afternoon for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

It's Thurgood Marshall bobblehead day, hee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm pacific standard simon:

Huh. I'd completely forgotten this song. It's great!
  1:54pm steve Marcus:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 1:55pm Brian in UK:

Nice one, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Michael:

Let me know when there's a Ron Swoboda bobblehead night. Fun show Charlie - thanks!
Avatar 1:55pm ndbob:

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

Thanks kiddos, seeya next week.
  1:57pm steve Marcus:

always resented elitist dancers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm doctorjazz:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Charleeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

This show was all that and more. Thanks, Charlie!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Parq:

Another -- what can I say? Another Charlie show. Thanks.
  1:59pm Listening Out There:

Thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

Did you ever sell tickets for a living, steve Marcus?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

Great show, Charlie.
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