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 04 June 2015 Options | Painting the day

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Vasily Kandinsky, Church (Kirche), woodcut, 1907

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Les Baxter  Tropical Canvas   Options Bugaloo in Brazil       
1000lemmi + Biga  Per Fare   Options Spazionauta EP  Fresh Yo    0:04:23 (Pop‑up)
Incredible String Band  Painting Box   Options The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion  Elektra/Hannibal    0:07:36 (Pop‑up)
10cc  Lazy Ways   Options How Dare You!  Mercury    0:11:33 (Pop‑up)
Kynan  Lazydaze   Options Altered Beast  Kynan    0:15:51 (Pop‑up)
Dany Gurdall  Qu'attendez-vous de moi?   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Columbia    0:18:56 (Pop‑up)
Of Montreal  Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games   Options The Sunlandic Twins  Polyvinyl    0:21:14 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:24:49 (Pop‑up)
Lola Dutronic  To Sir With Love   Options The World of Lola Dutronic  Bongo Beat    0:28:34 (Pop‑up)
Al Green  To Sir With Love   Options 7-inch single  Hi    0:32:43 (Pop‑up)
Krys O. with R. Stevie Moore  To Sir With Love   Options Difficult Personality  R. Stevie Moore    0:36:51 (Pop‑up)
Madeline Bell  To Sir With Love   Options Doin' Things  Philips/RPM    0:39:25 (Pop‑up)
The Cowsills  Painting the Day   Options Painting The Day - The Angelic Psychedelia Of The Cowsills  Cherry Red    0:42:33 (Pop‑up)
Degiheugi  Betty   Options Endless Smile  Endless Smile Records    0:44:46 (Pop‑up)
Of Montreal  Everything Disappears When You Come Around   Options Cherry Peel  Bar None    0:48:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel    0:51:11 (Pop‑up)
Ken Nordine  Blue   Options Colors  Asphodel    0:55:46 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Wear Your Love Like Heaven   Options A Gift From A Flower To A Garden  Epic    0:57:06 (Pop‑up)
Ken Nordine  Yellow   Options Colors  Asphodel    0:59:36 (Pop‑up)
Microholiday  Outerspace Colourdome   Options Slanted Sun Through Greenhouse Moments  Yellow Fantastic Recordings    1:01:02 (Pop‑up)
Myrna Loy  dialogue from   Options Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House  RKO Radio Pictures    1:04:39 (Pop‑up)
Pascal Comelade  Paint It Black   Options Musiques pour Films vol. 2  Les Disques du Soleil et de L'Acier    1:06:34 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?   Options Flowers  London    1:10:23 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Action Painting   Options Pizzicato V In Action  Non-Standard    1:12:55 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon    1:17:59 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Artists Only   Options More Songs About Buildings and Food  Sire    1:22:09 (Pop‑up)
Marcus D  Blank Canvas ft. Substantial   Options The Lone Wolf LP  AbsolutZero    1:25:54 (Pop‑up)
Melodysheep  Happy Little Clouds: Bob Ross Remixed   Options PBS Remixed    (aka John D. Boswell)
video here
 
1:30:45 (Pop‑up)
Stan Kenton  Artistry Jumps   Options 78  Capitol    1:34:23 (Pop‑up)
Jean Seberg  A Million Miles Away Behind the Door   Options Paint Your Wagon (soundtrack)  MCA    1:36:54 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  No Expectations   Options The Essential Johnny Cash  Legacy    1:40:13 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    1:43:23 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Aimlessly Drifting   Options The Chess Years  Chess    1:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Sue Garner  Silver Wings   Options To Run More Smoothly  Thrill Jockey    1:51:24 (Pop‑up)
The Cosmic Rays  Dreaming   Options Sun Ra: TheSingles  Evidence    1:54:12 (Pop‑up)
The Comedian Harmonists  Tea for Two   Options The Comedian Harmonists  Hannibal    1:56:59 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.    1:59:23 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:56am βrian:

Good day, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Michael:

Afternoon Charlie and hiya Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Doing and Nothingness, by Jean-Charlie Sartrelewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Hello there, βrian.
Avatar 12:02pm bobdoesthings:

helllllo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Hola, Doug! Greets, Bobdoesthings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Lewis:

gotta go get a sandwich - back shortly!

cheers all!
Avatar 12:03pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie et al
  12:04pm Listening Out There:

Soon as I get done with this meeting, I will indeed be listening...
Avatar 12:04pm ndbob:

on a crappy old computer until I et the new one up - regular computer died yeterday
Avatar 12:05pm Jesse K:

Afternoon all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm mauri:

eyup!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Carmichael:

Good day, Sir Charles. Great cha-cha-ey start to the festivities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

Hello ndBob! Listening! Jesse! Lewis! Mauri! eyup!
Avatar 12:06pm βrian:

Occupato a fare niente.
  12:08pm Peter & Sarah:

Great start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

toute occupe a faire rien (?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm mauri:

again I thought ISB being Dr. Strangely Strange
  12:09pm βrian:

Oui, c'est ça !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

somehow, dr strangely strange have escaped my notice. must investigate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Can anyone translate "busy doing nothing" into any other languages?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, likely won't have time to chat, but enjoying the listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

ok, Dr J. thanks for saying hi.
  12:14pm frenchee:

oh dang, I boogalooooed /bugalooed in too late to hear Lex Baxter! And Inc. String Band, aaaayeee. Hi Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

yo, frenchee in da house :)
  12:16pm gary mitchell:

a semi-official good afternoon to you Charlie & co.
Avatar 12:17pm ndbob:

Heya Garrryyyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm thatpatsmith:

yippee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

Holla, that pat
Hey Gary! Let's make it official. Good afternoon!
Avatar 12:20pm bobdoesthings:

WHOAAAA.. with this Dany Gurdall... instant loveeee clicky clikcy clicky!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Carmichael:

I grew up with that 10cc album. Turned me into the me I am today ...
Avatar 12:21pm βrian:

Charlie, got a date for this Dany Gurdall?
  12:22pm frenchee:

from my Irish-Amerrrrican boss: gnóthach ag rud ar bith
  12:22pm jan:

Hi Charlie, on location in edgewater nj. Hoping for good light and inspiration from your program and the site.
Avatar 12:22pm bobdoesthings:

@brian 1968 -- www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

thank you frenchee!
βrian: 1968
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

hi Jan -- wishing you good light!
Avatar 12:29pm βrian:

Huh. Just saw this movie again, not too long ago.
Avatar 12:33pm βrian:

Al? Where did *this* come from? Wild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

It's not easy being Green.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Charlie:

βrian -- how is it? Never actually seen it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm doctorjazz:

AL, GREAT VERSION, great segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Charlie:

Knowing Al, "sir" should be capitalized, more than just because it's a title.
  12:34pm Peter & Sarah:

Dawn Penn did a great reggae version of this.
Avatar 12:34pm βrian:

Oh, a little mawkish, but what the hell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Yay, Uncle Michael's here!
Hi Peter & Sarah -- wish I had that one :)
  12:36pm Tamar:

This is so funny! I was just seeking out this song yesterday on YouTube (after listening to the Miladys' version in French).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Uncle Michael:

yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

Hi Tamar! I found yesterday that a number of Chinese singers, including the great Teresa Teng, recorded the song, but I couldn't find any of them to beg, borrow, or steal.
  12:40pm Peter & Sarah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3In62r9nVk
  12:43pm Tamar:

It's a great song, but a bit creepy,
  12:45pm frenchee:

Love those cosmic Cowsills....thanks CHARLIE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Charlie:

Especially four times in a row ;)
  12:46pm frenchee:

Aw geeeez, I step away from the computer for a minnit and miss Krys O with RSM?
disappointed smiley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

Peter & Sarah -- I think I've reached my legal limit for the day ;) -- will save for another occasion. Here's one I got from your show, Peter :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

archive, ms frenchee
  12:47pm Peter & Sarah:

Just about the cutist sample....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Charlie:

agreed! this is a brilliant cut-up job.
  12:49pm Peter & Sarah:

And geer's the original cong:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI_W9zAMhm4
  12:51pm Peter & Sarah:

Whoops...drung keyboatd again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

Ooh! looking forward to checking that out!
  12:52pm frenchee:

@Charlie: ARCHIVE SMILEY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

that's my new band: The Archive Smileys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Uncle Michael:

Nordine!
  1:02pm gary mitchell:

I can't believe it... Nordine's still alive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Parq:

I thought maybe that Nordine was going to turn into one of those 7-Up commercials he used to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

He is quite old, but was active until recently at least.
  1:05pm frenchee:

I LOVE THIS CLIP! MYRNA....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

She is so good in that movie. I loves me some Myrna.
  1:07pm frenchee:

"uhhhh-huh" Ya got that CHOLLY?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Lewis:

The stones played here last night - missed an opportunity to record them from my porch a mile or so away. would have been a pretty cool ambient thing. I think I picked out gimme shelter at one point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm doctorjazz:

have to poke my head in here, Great Paint It Black, makes me smile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

I love The Ambient Stones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

Yuh, I got it, Frenchee.
  1:15pm gary mitchell:

euphonious, man
  1:17pm steve Marcus:

hi Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Charlie:

hey Steve!
Avatar 1:20pm Roberto:

Mike Rowe Holiday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm mauri:

charlies brushhour
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

busman's holiday? - roberto
mauri - you've heard of fishing with john? this is painting with charlie :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Lewis:

sometimes the Talking Heads stand up better than others...
Avatar 1:26pm bobdoesthings:

yeah! that's art!!!
  1:27pm frenchee:

K-M-ART
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Charlie:

lol frenchee
so Lewis, which is it today?
  1:28pm steve Marcus:

Marcus! aces, babe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Lewis:

right - standing up nicely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm mauri:

it's a good show you got going on charlie
I really feel like painting now. been years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Charlie:

Is there a Marcus in the house? Yes, two, thank you.
  1:32pm frenchee:

watch out, Melodyshep! The Bob Ross estate is very sue-happy, not cloud-happy.
Avatar 1:33pm βrian:

Shucks, I missed Ken Nordine. At least I''m no longer famished.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Parq:

This auto-tuned Bob Ross is brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

this remix was commissioned by PBS, frenchee. he also did mr rogers and julia child and more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Love this, Charlie. The remixes of Fred Rogers are wonderful, too, and make me cry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Carmichael:

Putting on my afro and picking up my pallette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

mauri -- yes, paint, why not?
Avatar 1:37pm ndbob:

and back - had to exchange new computer
Avatar 1:37pm βrian:

Jean sang? Who knew?
Avatar 1:38pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. I'm in that fountain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

wb, ndBob
Avatar 1:38pm ndbob:

ty Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

hi Brian in UK!
who knew Clint Eastwood sang, for that matter?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

The definitive "I Talk To The Trees" has to be Dickie Smothers'.
  1:40pm gary mitchell:

or Lee Marvin for that matter
  1:40pm Listening Out There:

Clint Eastwood is a big jazz fan. Might have something to do with his attempt to sing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Charlie:

Gary - exactly! And they're all wonderful.
Uncle Michael -- I'd love to hear that one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm doctorjazz:

I believe Clint Eastwood is actually a pretty good jazz pianist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar 1:43pm Wilson K:

If I had one station pouring in to my coffin for eternity, Drummer would be my choice—surpassing WFMU as my previous choice. Gotta redraft the will now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

This is my new favorite Stones' cover.
Avatar 1:44pm Brian in UK:

Clint's son Kyle was over here recently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Guido from Cologne:

Wasn't that the tune John Hardy was a Desperate Little Man or sth. in original?
  1:46pm jan:

Got me reading about Jean Seberg- had no idea about her singing. Sad story of FBI destroying her life.land of the free!
Avatar 1:51pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Charlie:

Hi Wilson, glad you're a stream loyalist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

I've never heard this version of this great Merle Haggard song before.
Avatar 1:56pm Wilson K:

I'm a loyalist alright! I'm willing to go BEYOND THE GRAVE. Or wait. Really just, to the grave. I'M WILLING TO GO TO THE GRAVE.
  1:57pm steve Marcus:

Wow...never heard this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Parq:

Charlie, you must get tired of hearing this, but this was yet another terrific show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm doctorjazz:

That Sun Ra singles CD is just amazing, haven't heard it in a while, have to pull it out...
  1:58pm gary mitchell:

back-to-back vocal group bliss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm doctorjazz:

Do you get tired of hearing it? It really was a great show, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Such a stunning sequence, Charlie. Thanks for Nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Carmichael:

Don't bug him, Doug. He's busy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

Thanks everybody see you next week!!!!!
Avatar 2:02pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Michael:

Thanks much Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Charlie:

Late greetings to Parq, northguineahills, Michael, and anyone else I missed.
Avatar 2:07pm βrian:

That Milady's version:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Charlie:

That's really very nice. Thanks, βrian.
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