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Playlist for 18 June 2015 Options | Butterfly effect

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Ruth Krauss (author)/Maurice Sendak (illustrator)    Open House for Butterflies  Harper & Row 
Danny Guglielmi  Mosquito Festival   Options Americana Volume 1: Vox Populi (various artists; compiled by Citizen Kafka)  Varieties of Musical Experience    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Paolo Zavallone and His Orchestra  Papillon Rouge   Options Music for Dancefloors: Cream of the Bosworth Library Sessions  Strut    0:01:55 (Pop‑up)
Tony Burrello  There's a New Sound (The Sound Of Worms)   Options Greasy Kid Stuff: Songs from Inside the Radio (various artists)  Confidential Recordings    0:05:56 (Pop‑up)
Charlie and Todd  A Conversation Between Two Red Ants   Options Party Fun With Recorders  Comfort Stand    0:08:20 (Pop‑up)
Bran Flakes  Rodeo Butterfly   Options I Have Hands  Illegal    0:09:01 (Pop‑up)
Ryan Hardy  Chesney the Butterfly   Options Zombie Raising  Ryan Hardy/Conjure Up Recordings    0:11:34 (Pop‑up)
Parliament  Mr. Wiggles   Options Motor-Booty Affair  Casablanca    0:14:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Monkey Monarchy   Options Starship In Worship  Bellissima    0:21:12 (Pop‑up)
R. Stevie Moore  Icarus   Options Advanced  R. Stevie Moore    0:24:40 (Pop‑up)
Chrysalis  Lacewing   Options Definition  MGM    0:28:42 (Pop‑up)
Dana Gillespie  Life Is Short   Options Foolish Seasons  London    0:32:00 (Pop‑up)
Shocking Blue  The Butterfly and I   Options At Home  Pink Elephant; Repertoire    0:34:37 (Pop‑up)
XTC  Summer's Cauldron   Options Skylarking  Virgin    0:38:26 (Pop‑up)
Meadow House  Midgefly Larvae Lover   Options Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters  Alcohol    0:41:13 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Beastie Boys 
Electric Worm   Options The Mix Up  EMI    0:43:25 (Pop‑up)
Dump  White Worms   Options Ernie: Songs Of Ernest Noyes Brookings (various artists)  Gadfly    0:46:33 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dorough  Lazy Afternoon   Options Just About Everything  Focus    0:49:50 (Pop‑up)
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen  Honeysuckle Honey   Options Country Casanova  Paramount    0:52:14 (Pop‑up)
Shonen Knife  Buttefly Boy   Options Rock Animals  Virgin    0:54:37 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Drunken Butterfly   Options Dirty  DGC    0:59:33 (Pop‑up)
Lucille Ball  Glow-worm   Options I Love Lucy episode  a Desi-Lu production    1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Mills Brothers  Glow-worm   Options 7-inch single  Decca    1:03:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Colortone Library 
Jazz for Butterflies   Options Colortone Library  Yellow Fantastic Recordings    1:06:47 (Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band  Ant Man Bee   Options Trout Mask Replica  Reprise    1:13:13 (Pop‑up)
Ernie Kovacs  Happy Birthday to a Bookworm   Options The Ernie Kovacs Album  Columbia    1:16:57 (Pop‑up)
Danny Kaye  Inchworm   Options Hans Christian Andersen  MCA    1:19:00 (Pop‑up)
(with) Mike Patton  Butterfly in a Glass Maze   Options Adult Themes for Voice  Tzadik    1:20:13 (Pop‑up)
Cleaners from Venus  Drowning Butterflies   Options Under Wartime Conditions  Cleaners from Venus    1:22:31 (Pop‑up)
Cyril Ritchard  "How doth the little crocodile . . . "   Options Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Riverside    1:27:01 (Pop‑up)
Incredible String Band  Cousin Caterpillar   Options The Big Huge  Elektra    1:28:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bubble Butterflies   Options #CCIDAP2012: Indonesian CC Music Compilation (various artists)  Indonesian Netlabel Union    1:33:25 (Pop‑up)
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers w. RKO Radio Studio Orchestra  They All Laughed, from Shall We Dance   Options Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at RKO  Rhino    1:37:02 (Pop‑up)
Ginger Rogers w. RKO Radio Studio Orchestra  They All Laughed, from Shall We Dance   Options Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers at RKO  Rhino    1:40:23 (Pop‑up)
Frank Chacksfield Orchestra  Elusive Butterfly   Options Frank Chacksfield Orchestra, Vol. 4  Starborne    1:42:03 (Pop‑up)
Alice Cooper  Titanic Overture; 10 Minutes Before the Worm   Options Pretties for You  Straight    1:44:30 (Pop‑up)
Ohio Players  Funky Worm (instrumental)   Options 7-inch single  Westbound    1:47:21 (Pop‑up)
Al Hibbler  Poor Butterfly   Options 78  Chess    1:50:06 (Pop‑up)
Stina Nordenstam  Butterfly   Options The World Is Saved  V2    1:52:42 (Pop‑up)
The Strangers  Caterpillar Crawl   Options 7-inch single (originally); played from DJ Waah Waah Bugs Out! (Greasy Kid Stuff 2004 WFMU Marathon Premium)  Titan    1:57:19 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

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

"Painter of Landscapes"
Avatar 11:57am ndbob:

Heya Charlie, Artie, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Parq:

Missed the opening track but love the Sendak illo.
Avatar 12:03pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie and everyone else!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

greets! Hi Artie, Bob, Parq, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm thatpatsmith:

hi hi hi
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

Good late morning from the isthmus.
Avatar 12:07pm βrian:

We've planted some milkweed in our back yard for the Monarchs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Dominick:

great lost SMiLE track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Charlie:

Hello, thatPat, βrian, Dominick!
@ Dominick -- yes, haha!
  12:14pm testingwithfire:

on time to the party this week. .. hi Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Charlie:

welcome, testingwithfire! glad you could make it today :)
Avatar 12:18pm Jesse K:

howdy Charlie and doers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Charlie:

Jesse! How ya doin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Charlie:

So, did any of you purty butterflies used to be caterpillars, or what? Maybe you used to be a bookworm? Or a wallflower . . .
Avatar 12:20pm Michael:

@Jessie: where at the ICA are you broadcasting from?
  12:20pm mauri:

cha cha cha charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

Hi mauri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

Go wiggle!
Avatar 12:23pm Jesse K:

@Michael, I'm on the 4th floor galleries. The Foster Prize show. There's a reception today so should be busy, are you coming by?
  12:24pm Jeff g.:

I've regressed to the larva stage.
  12:25pm mauri:

ants took my habanero plant pot as their home. now its clean. worms are spreadin gossip about my kale and its pouring down.
  12:26pm jan:

Busy doing work while listening to your stream. We were out the other week in Weehawken trying to make some photos. Today indoors so it's easier to listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

Hey, Jeff G -- Hello young larva!
Hi Jan, glad you're here.
Mauri - those worms will talk . . .
Avatar 12:29pm Michael:

Jessie: I may try to stop by. I've got to be down that way this afternoon. Haven't been there since the Ragnar Kjartansson show was there.
Avatar 12:30pm βrian:

Had to jump off to hear the President speak. Another day, another mass killing ...
Avatar 12:31pm northguineahills:

I didn't plant habanero this year, but my four-year old jalapeno plant is going bonkers!
  12:36pm testingwithfire:

charlie ... are you on twitter? some of my followers need to know abt your show :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

Here's to the habanero.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

@testing -- no, I'm not on twitter. I've been meaning to make a separate Facebook page, but haven't got around to it. you can direct people to the Give the Drummer Radio facebook page. (url forthcoming)
Avatar 12:38pm Jesse K:

@Michael, I thought that Kjartansson show was excellent. Say hi if you do stop in! It's free after 5pm. Bring a record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

Give the Drummer Radio on FB:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Listener Scott:

I thought it was a crime to not less Grass segue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Listener Scott:

(That is, I thought it was prohibited by statute or case law)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

@Scott - understood. they do go together . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Charlie:

the xtc police might come after me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Webhamster Henry:

Shonen Knife are on tour in the USA right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

Hi Henry! Wow, they're still at it.
Avatar 1:01pm northguineahills:

Haha, drunken butterfly!
  1:11pm Ike:

Hello hey hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Listener Scott:

See also: Gutterflies! (Supper's Ready)
Avatar 1:14pm nanantatee:

The music on today's program is completely insectdental
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

Hi Ike, how's by you?
@nanantatee -- in insect we trust
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Dominick:

All hail Kovacs!
Avatar 1:25pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, a fluttering I go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Dominick:

Avatar 1:31pm βrian:

What, no readings from the famous lepidopterist, Nabokov?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm pacific standard simon:

This show bugs me, man.
Avatar 1:35pm βrian:

Or the extended version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida?
Avatar 1:37pm ndbob:

no rodents in the garden I guess
Avatar 1:38pm βrian:

"I've butterflies in my stomach," saith the robin.
Avatar 1:38pm Roberto:

Louder please, need to drown out my blowhard work neighbor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm pacific standard simon:

Tapdancing millipede?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

hi simon - it's buggy
roberto - this tapping ought to do it
Avatar 1:42pm Roberto:

Gracias Carlito.
  1:42pm Jeff g.:

Gotta fly - thanks, Charlie!
Avatar 1:42pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - gotta run!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm pacific standard simon:

I say "hi" like the spider to the fly.
Avatar 1:45pm βrian:

"Ever since I can remember, I was born to butterfly."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Charlie:

adios, departing bdn-ers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm pacific standard simon:

I'm half convinced that "Titanic Overture" is nothing more than Frank Zappa screwing around on the organ, a la his organ solo on "Little House I Used To Live In".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

very possible. it also sounds to me like "going out of my head"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm pacific standard simon:

That too, yes!
Avatar 1:51pm βrian:

Hey, that's a voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

He could be heard in the rafters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm pacific standard simon:

Stay out of the rafters; that's where Boris the spider lives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

thanks! see you next week.
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