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 02 July 2015 Options | Flying carpet

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Miklos Rozsa  Terror on the Ski Run (excerpt)   Options Music from Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound  REM Hollywood 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Conjunto Tipico Vallenato  Cumbia Cienaguera   Options A Orillas del Magdalena  Domino Sound    0:00:43 (Pop‑up)
Edikanfo  Nka Bom   Options The Pace Setters  EG    0:03:21 (Pop‑up)
Edith Piaf  Un Coup de Grisou   Options La Vie en Rose  ASV Living Era    0:06:55 (Pop‑up)
Franziska Oehme  Kuckucksjahre   Options Schwabing Affairs      0:11:13 (Pop‑up)
Reg Tilsley  All Systems Go   Options Heavy Gravy  Music De Wolfe 
0:13:46 (Pop‑up)
Carmen McRae  I Just Wasn't Made for These Times   Options For Once in My Life  Atlantic    0:17:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-Oh!  Asphodel    0:20:05 (Pop‑up)
Giao Linh  Chuyện Tình Sao Ly (A Love Story From Sau Ri)   Options Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974  Sublime Frequencies    0:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Vader  The Time Slips Away   Options From Dusk      0:29:43 (Pop‑up)
Buffalo Springfield  On the Way Home   Options Retrospective  Atco 
0:33:17 (Pop‑up)
June Carter Cash  Gatsby's Restaurant   Options Press On  Risk    0:35:42 (Pop‑up)
Memphis Jug Band  Bob Lee Junior Blues   Options Anthology of American Folk Music (various artists)      0:39:54 (Pop‑up)
Metamo  track 4   Options Ja-Do  Q-Tip/Alinnos    0:43:03 (Pop‑up)
Junior Murvin  Police and Thieves   Options Rockers (soundtrack)  Mango    0:46:33 (Pop‑up)
Jon Hendricks with the Grateful Dead  Fire in the City   Options Birth of the Dead  Rhino    0:50:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad 
0:53:31 (Pop‑up)
The Feminine Complex  Time Slips By   Options Livin' Love  Teenbeat    0:58:42 (Pop‑up)
George Barnes and Carl Kress  Tea for Two   Options Guitars, Anyone?  Carney    1:02:43 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  T424PLU Part 1 (excerpt)   Options Lassie House/Jumble Massive  Caciocavallo/Soleilmoon    1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Thelonious Monk  Tea for Two   Options Criss Cross      1:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Beth Custer  Rich Blanket of Love   Options In the Broken Fields Where I Lie  Beth Custer    1:11:26 (Pop‑up)
Wobbly and Freddy McGuire (Anne McGuire)  Shallow Edges   Options The Freddy McGuire Show   
1:15:51 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Magic Carpet Ride   Options Made in USA  Matador    1:18:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
The Rhytm Generator   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.      1:23:12 (Pop‑up)
Bob Balaban, as Linus  My Blanket and Me   Options You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (original cast album)  Decca    1:29:41 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Plastic Palace People   Options It's Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story 1967-1970      1:32:33 (Pop‑up)
Death and Vanilla  California Owls   Options To Where the Wild Things Are   
1:38:24 (Pop‑up)
Djamell Allem  Ourestrou   Options 1970s Algerian Folk and Pop (various artists)  Sublime Frequencies    1:43:05 (Pop‑up)
Kaada  I Need You   Options Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time  Ipecac    1:46:45 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  You Can Depend on Me   Options Anthology Volume One 1956-1961  MCA    1:49:55 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Revoal  Reaching for Our Star   Options Eccentric Soul: the Forte Label (various artists)  Numero Group    1:53:26 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Beecher  Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 7-inch single  Warner Bros.  
1:56:58 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:53am Peter Nelson:

Ready and expecting to fly.
Avatar 11:55am Sarah N:

Me too! Sitting on the magic carpet with cup of tea in hand :D
Avatar 11:57am ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Michael:

Morning/Afternoon Charlie and everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am listener james from westwood:

How do, Charlie and all! Wish I had a flying carpet; today and tomorrow I'm visiting car dealerships to replace my teetering heap.
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

Me voilà. À l'écoute. And such.
Avatar 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon
Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

Can't stand shopping for cars, myself. Bad attitude, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Parq:

I *love* the main playlist image. The Hitch one is pretty darn cool, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm doctorjazz:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mike East:

car shopping is the worst. Right now I have one more cars than I actually need so I'm hoping I won't have to go to a dealership for a VERY long time. Good luck, listener James. Don't let 'em screw ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Charlie:

Greetings all! We'll be flying at a cruising altitude of seventeen inches. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm sugarwolf:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Michael:

I think the internet makes it much less of a hassle buying a car. All the pricing information is available to anyone and dealers know it. But not everyone uses it and dealers know that too. Good luck James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Greets, Peter, Sarah, ndBob, Michael, James, βrian, bobdoes, Parq, drJazz, MikeEast, Sugarwolf! How's everybody? How y'all doing today?
Avatar 12:10pm bobdoesthings:

mildly amusing video of an Edith Piaf song depicted as it sounds to a youtuber -- www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm listener james from westwood:

@Mike: Thanks. I'd be happy to use Zipcar (if one were local) and public transit, but I have just enough occasions to use a car on a no-previous-planning basis that I must upgrade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

will check vid later, bobdoes.
  12:13pm Listening Out There:

Can't wait to hear you pronounce Kuckucksjahre :) Will prob be better than I can do...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Mike East:

Feeling great, Charlie. My boss bought me a salmon burger with sweet potato fries for lunch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm sugarwolf:

@Mike East: oo, nice! yesterday a coworker's partner and child brought us Munchkins
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm doctorjazz:

Love this track (is this Reg Tisley?) guitar, waves of repeating riffs in a round, very nice indeed!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Sounds good, MikeEast! I'm currently eating a mediocre apple, too busy yet to eat my lunch!
Mmm, Munchkins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

Yah, Reg. Found on some library music site, can't remember which right now.
  12:19pm Listening Out There:

Avatar 12:19pm βrian:

Mmm, salmon burger. I'm getting peckish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Artie Haywire:

Can't go wrong with a '98 Sentra.
Avatar 12:23pm βrian:

That verbal image somehow reminds me of the old Gulf stop-motion ads of folks driving down the road sans car.
Avatar 12:25pm βrian:

(Je viens de lâcher un coup de grisou.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Charlie:

βrian: Leave the driving to us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Charlie:

James: can't you trade in for a flying carpet? You could pay with a handful of beans. . .
Avatar 12:28pm ndbob:

I have a '99 Blazer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

ndbob -- I have jackets older than that ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm sugarwolf:

I did tell someone at work "I have shoes older than you!" which isn't quite true.
Avatar 12:32pm Kurt Gottschalk:

serenade me north! i'm on a flying Amtrak.
Avatar 12:34pm ndbob:

one of their best here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hey Kurt!
Avatar 12:35pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey hey!
Avatar 12:37pm Sarah N:

Hello Charlie! I'm enjoying the ride. Most relaxing. Hey, anyone know UK comedy duo Reeves and Mortimer? They do a crazy song about a Lucky Carpet. Very funny.
  12:38pm John:

Hi Charlie! Great to hear you again! Going waaaaay back... Do you happen to have any DJ Stinko in your bag of tricks today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm listener james from westwood:

@Charlie, I wish! I'd be growing myself a new car each year! Car buying I hate; horticulture, that I can do....
Avatar 12:40pm ndbob:

@Charlie Ha!
Avatar 12:41pm ndbob:

One of the MJB's best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Charlie:

Hi Sarah N!
Hi John -- I wish I did! Don't have a copy of that, can't find it on line to beg, borrow or steal . . .
Avatar 12:46pm βrian:

Gulf ad:
Avatar 12:46pm βrian:

So, James, which model for you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

Thanks, βrian, haven't seen that in years! Looks like they all might be getting road-butt-burn riding around like that.
  12:52pm gary mitchell:

before garcia grew the beard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm listener james from westwood:

@βrian: Corolla, Camry, Mazda 3 or 6, Civic, or Accord. I'm a present Camry owner but am thinking I may go with something cheaper.
Avatar 12:55pm northguineahills:

Jeese, I haven't owned a car in 15 years. Moving to the city will do that to you. Although I somewhat miss it, there's no way I'd want to have one here.
Avatar 12:56pm bobdoesthings:

SHHHH!! Charlie!! can't let work know I'm busy doing nothing!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm mauri:

heyup charlie! does this ride give you knotlag?
  12:56pm jan:

trying to be busy doing something while listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Artie Haywire:

My wife's Mazda 3 has been stout. Good car.
  1:00pm John:

Re: DJ Stinko Yeah, I think you are the only person ever to play it! I could never find that comp anywhere. Enjoying the show!
  1:00pm gary mitchell:

my 2001 accord still going strong at 177K.. with orig. dashboard cassette player
Avatar 1:03pm ndbob:

@Gary many more miles then my Blazer has
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

Hi Gary! NGH! Jan! Artie! Mauri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Charlie:

So, Gary, your Accord is still in Agreement with you.
Avatar 1:06pm northguineahills:

I once had a Mazda Protoge, w/ a standard transmission. It had 140,000 miles on it when I moved up here and sold it, and I never once had to put it in the shop.
Avatar 1:07pm βrian:

@NGH: Me, too. I miss a standard … when I'm not drinking coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Carmichael:

Hey now, Charlie and friends.
Avatar 1:10pm βrian:

Love that melodious thunk.
  1:11pm gary mitchell:

I believe that Irving Caesar, lyricist of Tea for Two, was married late in life to Dave the Spazz's grandmother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Charlie:

!!! Now there's an interesting fact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Charlie:

Hi Carmichael!
Avatar 1:21pm northguineahills:

Pizzicato Five always reminds me of Katamari.
Avatar 1:25pm βrian:

Raymond Scott? Is it really?
Avatar 1:28pm βrian:

Lynda Barry is on the faculty at the U (Wisconsin).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Mike East:

@ngh - that's one of the only video games I can enjoy. Been a while, though. Great soundtrack.
Avatar 1:34pm Kurt Gottschalk:

god that linus song is like the faintest possible memory i have in my head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Carmichael:

This can only be one voice. And it's a little higher and clearer than Scott Walker currently sings. Beautiful ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Charlie:

Yes βrian, Raymond Scott, from the 2-disc set of electronic music, Manhattan Research, Inc. Great stuff. (I edited it.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Charlie:

Yeah, U of Wisconsin, Madison, was trying to think of that )p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Charlie:

Sorry, Kurt, to have awakened that memory ;)
How's the action in the Amtrak cafe car?
Avatar 1:37pm Peter Nelson:

Ahhhh Scott Walker...hhuuggee fan!
  1:37pm gary mitchell:

love the Gymnopédies atmospherics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

Me too, Peter. Good call on the Satie atmosphere, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm sugarwolf:

I hate that there is a politician Scott Walker, I mean besides the fact that he is awful, whenever I hear his name in the news, I am always disappointed it is not the real true SW being discussed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm listener james from westwood:

Ditto on the Scott, esp. this cut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm listener james from westwood:

@sugarwolf: Imagine how Michael Palin felt during & after the '08 election cycle.
Avatar 1:40pm βrian:

WI lives under the dark cloud of that Walker, enemy of education, enemy of anyone who works for a living. … ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm Charlie:

The real Scott Walker. The Ur Scott Walker. Le vrai Scott Walker. Das richtige Scott Walker.
Avatar 1:42pm Sarah N:

The owls are not what they seem...
Avatar 1:43pm Peter Nelson:

re. Gymnopedies...Satie was a strange dude. There's this piece 'Vexations', that takes a whole day to play even though it's only 1 page of music. It's driven some pianists mad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Charlie:

Ha, yes, Peter! Here's an article by Kenneth Goldsmith (Kenny G to WFMUers): wfmu.org...
Avatar 1:47pm Peter Nelson:

Yeah...Preludes for a Dog. This is a guy I'd have liked to come round for tea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Charlie:

Tea and furniture music!
Avatar 1:50pm bobdoesthings:

whats going on with this Kaada? any info? its this a mashup of samples or legit music group putting this together.. ?
Avatar 1:50pm Peter Nelson:

Sarah's been playing Vexations...simple but strange tune...almost impossible to remember despite the constant repetition
Avatar 1:50pm bobdoesthings:

pretty sure i heard some drum breaks I recognize as commonly sampled..
Avatar 1:51pm Peter Nelson:

Listen With Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah.....you get my drift...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

Superfine show, Charlie; must sally forth to descend into the first of the auto-dealer vipers' nests.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm sugarwolf:

good luck, listener james!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

Be strong, James.
Avatar 1:53pm βrian:

Thanks for the preprandial carpet ride, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Mike East:

if they give ya a hard time, just walk away, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Mike East:

that Brenda Lee filled my heart with joyful sadness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

@bobdoesthings: Good question re Kaada. Some tracks he credits samples, some not. Sure sounds like samples. but he's crafty.
Avatar 1:57pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie - ahhh okay. yeah that opening drum break .. pretty sure thats Outkast's intro drums to "spottieottiedopalicious" ..
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Michael:

Thanks much Charlie!
Avatar 1:59pm bobdoesthings:

Avatar 2:00pm Peter Nelson:

Outstanding show this week. Ta Charlie.
  2:00pm gary mitchell:

Thank you sir may I have another..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks everybody! Gotta run.
Avatar 2:01pm Sarah N:

bYe Charlie. Thank you for a great ride X
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