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Playlist for 25 June 2015 Options | Honk if you're a good person. Honk if you're not a good person. (But you are a good person.) Honk if you're looking for someone to blame for the shittiness of life. Oh, just honk.

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art by Shari Elf

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Joe Kafka  Now Children   Options Rejoice  Joe Kafka 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Albert and Harold  Old Ned - Rag Yer Bone   Options Aural Offal Waffle Ten Pints Of Bitter And A Bag Of Pork Scratchings (various artists)  VVM/Test    0:01:40 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Hudson   Options +/-  Utility Project    0:04:26 (Pop‑up)
Nichols & May  Interrupted Hour   Options Nichols & May Examine Doctors  Mercury    0:07:39 (Pop‑up)
DJ Bitman  Shine   Options Latin Bitman  Nacional    0:12:04 (Pop‑up)
Los Zafiros  Y Sabes Bien   Options Bossa Cubana  Nonesuch    0:15:18 (Pop‑up)
Chrysalis  What Will Become the Morning   Options Definition  MGM    0:17:48 (Pop‑up)
Kaada  Honk   Options Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time  Ipecac    0:20:22 (Pop‑up)
Mary England  happy-based guerrilla street-art project in Baltimore   Options    
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-Oh!  Asphodel    0:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Vader  Happy East   Options Happy East  Plugs House    0:28:16 (Pop‑up)
Lene Lovich  Sleeping Beauty   Options Stateless  Stiff    0:32:02 (Pop‑up)
The Embarrassment  Drive Me to the Park   Options Heyday 1979-1983  Bar None    0:34:54 (Pop‑up)
Camper Van Beethoven  Seven Languages   Options Vampire Can Mating Oven (also on reissue of third album)  Pitch-a-Tent    0:37:50 (Pop‑up)
No Doubt  Hella Good   Options Rock Steady  Interscope    0:41:56 (Pop‑up)
Le Juan Love & DJ Man  I Still Feel Good   Options I Still Feel Good  Luke Skywalker    0:45:58 (Pop‑up)
Shari Elf  I Like Myself   Options video   
0:50:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel    0:52:55 (Pop‑up)
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys w/the McKinney Sisters  It's a Good Day   Options The Tiffany Transscriptions  Kaleidoscope    0:57:44 (Pop‑up)
The Toraia Orchestra of Algiers  Ya Bay (vocals Anissa Zouina)   Options Music of the Arab Peoples Vol. 1  Esoteric Records    0:59:58 (Pop‑up)
Rakhel Hadass  Treeya, Pedya, Volyotika   Options Israeli, Yemenite, Ladino, Arabic and Greek Songs  Smithsonian Folkways    1:03:06 (Pop‑up)
Rudy Ventura  Yamasuki   Options Absolute Belter (various artists)  B-Music    1:06:14 (Pop‑up)
Ringo Starr  Back Off Boogaloo   Options Goodnight Vienna  Apple    1:08:37 (Pop‑up)
Okapi  Bah!   Options Love Him  Illegal Art 
1:11:40 (Pop‑up)
Solex  Good Comrades Go to Heaven   Options Low Kick and Hard Bop  Matador    1:15:15 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:18:38 (Pop‑up)
Dana Gillespie  Tears in My Eyes   Options Foolish Seasons  London    1:22:57 (Pop‑up)
Ivor Cutler  Beautiful Cosmos   Options Jammy Smears  Virgin    1:25:15 (Pop‑up)
Steveless and Syd Howells  Next Wednesday   Options Stolen Owls May Die Fears Owner  Wombnet/Fuku Records    1:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Amy X Neuburg  My God   Options Residue  Other Minds    1:29:46 (Pop‑up)
Robin Kahn (over Carole King)  Beautiful   Options Sings Carole King's Tapestry live on WFMU on Kenny G's show, 4/27/05   
1:36:06 (Pop‑up)
Rodriguez  This Is Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues   Options Cold Fact  Light in the Attic    1:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol. 2  Right Tempo    1:41:05 (Pop‑up)
Wilco  Heavy Metal Drummer (demo)   Options Yankee Hotel Foxtrot demos      1:44:23 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Vader  Heavy Metal Collector   Options From Dusk  Berry Records    1:47:06 (Pop‑up)
The Wilsons  Good About You   Options The Wilsons  Polygram    1:52:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Prefuse 73 
Applauded Assumptions   Options Rivington Não Rio  Temporary Residence 
1:57:10 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am listener james from westwood:

I've got a cold, so all I can do right now is honk at the shittiness of my immune system. Honk honk, Charlie and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am thatpatsmith:

a honkin' big honk
Avatar 11:59am ndbob:

heya charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon!
Avatar 12:01pm Michael:

Afternoon Charlie and all. Honking like Felix Unger.
Avatar 12:01pm Peter Nelson:

  12:03pm Listening Out There:

Greetings, Nothingarians!
Avatar 12:04pm Peter Nelson:

Did you get Steptoe & Son in the US?
  12:04pm frenchee:

I'm frenchee, a proud (stuttering) Nothingarian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Mike East:

  12:06pm frenchee:

@Peter Nelson: we had SANFORD & SON
Avatar 12:06pm Sarah N:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Well, hey there, James, thatpat, Bob(nd), Bob(does), Michael, Peter, Listening, Frenchee, Mike(E), Sarah!
  12:07pm mauri:

Avatar 12:07pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 12:08pm Peter Nelson:

@Frenchee. I just googled it. Hmmm. Was it the same theme tune?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Carmichael:

Good day, Sir Charles und Leuten auf die Welten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

Hi Mauri! Flash Strap! Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

Sanford and Son had the theme by Quincy Jones.
Avatar 12:09pm bobdoesthings:

ahh! I was listening to nichols and may skits last week!! they were fantastic!
Avatar 12:10pm bobdoesthings:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Carmichael:

It's not really a "honk", but maybe you could play "Beep Beep" by the Playmates?
Avatar 12:14pm Michael:

DJ Bobby Bitman I hope. How are ya?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

Don't think I have Beep Beep.
Meep meep.
Is it Bobby Bitman? Who Is Bobby Bitman?
Avatar 12:17pm Michael:

Was making an SCTV reference:
  12:22pm mauri:

  12:23pm Lola Heatherton Jr.:

"I wanna have your ba-by!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Charlie:

thank you for that, mauri :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Brian in UK:

My definition is this.....
Avatar 12:26pm bobdoesthings:

FINE! ..... HONK!!
  12:28pm testingwithfire:

honk, said the masshole
  12:30pm Listening Out There:

Honkies R Us
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

Lola lol Heatherton! Hi Brian UK, Testing (had to look up masshole!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Carmichael:

Bitman: "Sammy, as a comic, in all seriousness ..."
Avatar 12:34pm βrian:

Oh My Goulash, I'm late...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Charlie:

Honk βrian, honk Wendy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm annie:

ok, nichols and may.... they are what i want to be played at any memorial service in my honor.. i love them...
  12:42pm frenchee:

LOL, first heard about Massholes from a Mainer.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm annie:

hi everyone!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Charlie:

Hi Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Charlie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm annie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm annie:

i miss electro-pop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

  12:47pm whattawino:

had to look up Masshole too...are they related to Vermen? Honk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm annie:

ok, back to this article.. it's a long one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Lewis:

honk honk...
Avatar 12:52pm bobdoesthings:

I like.. lamp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Parq:

Shari Elf -- anyone remember what song of hers was a Greasy Kid Stuff hit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm annie:

hey mr. bench!!
Avatar 12:55pm Jesse K:

yes sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

OK then! Hi Jesse! and Parq, Lewis . . .
Avatar 1:00pm Jesse K:

Hi Charlie and all doers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Charlie:

Haha! Do-gooders, Evil-doers, and Nothing-doers.
Avatar 1:04pm ndbob:

heya annie et al!
Avatar 1:14pm northguineahills:

Been having fun, gonna have to leave in 10, thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

seeya, NGH.
  1:16pm Listening Out There:

Um. Isn't "Bah" one of those words that can get you in trouble with the FCC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Charlie:

Bah? really?
  1:18pm Listening Out There:

Yes. Along with "Oof" and "Scalia."
  1:18pm frenchee:

Oh darn, missed Sir Ringo--Happy 75th birthday, Sir Ringo (7/7 I think)
Avatar 1:20pm bobdoesthings:

you got some of the finest bed music Charlie..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

thanks, bobdoes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Charlie:

Listening -- Oh, shoot!
  1:26pm Katya Oddio:

So many feelings. ;D
Avatar 1:27pm bobdoesthings:

Ivor... you're blowing my mind man! dig it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

Nothing is happening here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Brian in UK:

Ivor Cutler's Beautiful Cosmos somehow reminded me of Richards Young's Spin Me Endless in the Universe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Charlie:

Hello Uncle Michael! I played a band from Kansas before :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Charlie:

I believe in the hereafter. I often walk into a room and say, "What am I here after?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Uncle Michael:

The Embarrassment was pretty legendary around here 30 years ago.
Avatar 1:33pm northguineahills:

The timbre of her voice reminds me of Laurie Anderson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

yes, NGH.
Glad to know they were appreciated, Uncle M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm listener james from westwood:

Yes indeed, NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Carmichael:

This sounds like an uninspired Amanda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Uncle Michael:

I feel my lunch move...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

She's actually an accomplished contemporary artist.
Avatar 1:47pm Pseu Braun:

Hi Chizzy - better late but loving it!
  1:48pm jan:

Been hear for the whole show- top quality as always. Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Dominick:

I come through the window
  1:49pm doyle:

flitter by flitter by.... : ) meep meep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Charlie:

Hi back atcha Pseu! and Jan, Dominick, +/- Doyle!
  1:50pm doyle:

+/- kind of day
  1:55pm doyle:

doing 'the worm' during the verse in case you wondered....
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:56pm bobdoesthings:

@pseu - argh, just realized I missed DIFM last night! Did anyone do it for ya?
@charlie - great show!! so many clicky stars...
Avatar 1:57pm Pseu Braun:

haha - bob check the wfmu.org/playlists/DU page -- CHARLIE, THE WILSONS, YESSS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Good Afternoon. Another wonderful show Charlie!
Avatar 1:59pm Jesse K:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Charlie!! I can feel my beleaguered immune system rallying against invaders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Charlie.
  2:00pm Listening Out There:

Great program as usual. Bye 4 now...
Avatar 2:01pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - Klaxon! Klaxon! Klaxon!
Avatar 2:01pm doyle:

enjoyed it thank you -!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

thanks all! see you next week . . .
Avatar 2:02pm doyle:

ahhh too late
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