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 30 July 2015 Options | The family that plays together

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The Baschet brothers, builders of sound sculptures, with the Lasry family, playing the "Structures Sonores."

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet  Two-part Invention in A minor, by J.S. Bach   Options Structures Sonores No. 4  Disques BAM 
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Walter Carlos  Two-part Invention in A minor BWV 784, by J.S. Bach   Options Switched-On Bach II  Columbia    0:03:25 (Pop‑up)
Harmonia  Watussi   Options Musik von Harmonia  Brain    0:04:44 (Pop‑up)
Tom Verlaine  The Blue Robe   Options Dreamtime  Warner Bros.     0:09:59 (Pop‑up)
Kiko Dinucci  Pobre Star (with Mamelo Sound System)   Options Na Boca dos Outros  Kiko Dinucci    0:13:37 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Open Space   Options To-Day's Sound  Right Tempo    0:16:43 (Pop‑up)
Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet  Valse   Options Structures for Sound  Disques BAM/Museum of Modern Art 
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Ewa Demarczyk  Karuzela Z Madonnami   Options Ewa Demarczyk Spiewa Piosenki Zygmunta Koniecznego  Polskie Nagrania    0:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Ros Serey Sothea  Heaven's Song   Options Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (various artists)  Dust to Digital    0:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Ignace de Souza and Melody Aces  Asaw Fofor   Options African Scream Contest 2 (various artists)  Analog Africa    0:29:13 (Pop‑up)
Dr. John  Danse Kalinda Ba Doom   Options Gris-Gris  Atco    0:32:07 (Pop‑up)
Elite Swingsters  Jika Jika Twist   Options 78 Revolutions Per Minute - Majuba Jazz from Mra to Bra - Vol.3: Sax Jive to Mbaqznga  flatinternational / Electric Jive    0:35:52 (Pop‑up)
Pen Ran  There's Nothing to Be Ashamed Of   Options Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (various artists)  Dust to Digital    0:38:26 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Teupen Group 
Tropical Scene   Options The Super Sounds Of Bosworth [Two]  Trunk    0:41:17 (Pop‑up)
Armand Van Helden's Sampleslaya  Hot Butter   Options Enter the Meatmarket  Ruff House/Columbia 
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Negativland  Piece a Pie   Options No Business  Seeland    0:53:05 (Pop‑up)
Nino Rota  Bevete Più Latte (Drink More Milk), from "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio"   Options Bocaccio '70 (soundtrack)  RCA Victor    1:01:59 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Benigni, John Lurie, et al  "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream"   Options Down by Law (DVD soundtrack)  Criterion Collection    1:05:53 (Pop‑up)
The Cheese Band  I Like Cheese   Options Party Fun With Recorders  Comfort Stand    1:08:00 (Pop‑up)
The Pugs  Pop Corn   Options Bite the Red Knee  Casual Tonalities    1:11:53 (Pop‑up)
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, with Marion Hutton, Ernie Caceres and The Modernaires  Let's Have Another Cup o' Coffee   Options 78  Bluebird    1:14:32 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:17:29 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Harris & Jodie foster  I'd Like to Be You for a Day   Options Freaky Friday soundtrack  Disney    1:24:26 (Pop‑up)
Kati Kovács  Nekem Biztos Lesz Egy Fiam   Options Közel A Naphoz  Pepita    1:27:41 (Pop‑up)
Sachiko Nishida  Hotel (?)   Options Coffee Rumba  Polydor 
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Yoko Ono  Nobody Sees Me Like You Do   Options Walking on Thin Ice  Ryko    1:33:23 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Roll Back the Meaning   Options You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It (Or You'll Lose That Beat)  Visa    1:36:44 (Pop‑up)
Mason Williams  Sunflower   Options The Mason Williams Phonograph Record  Warner Bros.    1:40:23 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Julan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran ladies Wearing Hats Outlawed By Government  Hot Air    1:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Swingle Singers  Aria, from the Suite in D Major, by J.S. Bach   Options Bach's Greatest Hits  Philips    1:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Raymond Guiot  Aria, from the Suite in D Major, by J.S. Bach   Options Bach Street  Musidisc    1:52:55 (Pop‑up)
George Burns  The Sun Shines on My Street   Options George Burns Sings!  Buddah    1:56:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am People Like Us:

herro
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Charlie:

hewwoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Charlie:

I'm under-prepared so I'm going to go make some coffee to compensate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Charlie:

There, now I'm super-prepared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am listener james from westwood:

I can hear you vibrating from here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Michael:

Prepared Charlie! Vicki! James! Howdy to youse all. Keep all of us cool on the East Coast today Mr. Lewis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Charlie:

Hi James, Michael!
The family that vibrates together...
I will try to slow down the vibrations that are heating things up.
Avatar 11:54am schmutz:

I'm here for the snacks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Michael:

Finally received a shipment of swag last week and enjoyed your disc Charlie.
  12:00pm gary mitchell:

sometimes under-prepared is best.. looking forward. . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Uncle Michael:

Hang on...don't start. I'm still doing something.

OK...go.
Avatar 12:01pm ndbob:

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

Got my doing nothing cap on. Ready to go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Wow, look at all these posts at 12:01, hi all you Nothingers.
Avatar 12:02pm bobdoesthings:

Good afternoon!
  12:03pm sharonlynngriffiths:

I LOVE the tuba part in the R&B theme song - nenver notied it when they were on TV (I'm OOOOOLLLLLDDD!)
Avatar 12:03pm bobdoesthings:

@michael.. argh.. still waiting my swag,. looking forward to Charlie's premium!!
Avatar 12:03pm bobdoesthings:

what instruments were being played in last thing?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Carmichael:

Boy, look at all these posts already! Heya Charlie and deadbeats ... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

How do, all!! Sounds like the coffee had a good influence!
Avatar 12:06pm Peter Nelson:

Was doing summut...now nowt. Cup o char in hand. Ready fer more nowt.
Avatar 12:06pm bobdoesthings:

Harmonia! RIP Deiter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Artie Haywire:

Needs just a touch more VFO.
Avatar 12:07pm Sarah N:

Hello from us here Nelsons! We is all ears (just like your pic).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Big Busy-Doing-Nothing greets to Vicki, James, Michael, Schmutz, Gary, Uncle Michael, ndBob, Roberto, drJazz, Sharon, bobDoes, Carmichael, Peter, Artie, Sarah!
  12:08pm John:

I didn't hear or read one mention of Wendy Carlos during the entire Cait Jenner transition and PR juggernaut. Sad. She was a trailblazer on several fronts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

bob Does -- the instruments in the opening track were the ones pictured at the top of the page -- sound sculptures built by Bernard and Francois Baschet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Doug Schulkind:

When some other human asked to have my attention during these two hours, I simply shouted NOTHING DOING!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Glad to be doing nothing with you, Doug!
  12:10pm frenchee:

LOL, @Doug, same here.
Avatar 12:12pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie -- ahhhh Very cool! Sounded great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

Hiya Frenchee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

There's Nothing new under the sun.
Avatar 12:13pm Peter Nelson:

You been raiding Rho Xs for this Verlaine?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Charlie:

guilty as charged, Peter
Avatar 12:15pm Peter Nelson:

Me too. I saw him play once at the old Factory club in Manchester. Amazing long fingers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

I'd have loaned you the LP, Charlie.
  12:18pm John:

Proud to be a Nothing Doer!
Avatar 12:18pm Peter Nelson:

If a do-gooder arrives at your front door, leave by the back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm listener james from westwood:

Hot damn do I love this Piero cut. Gives the talkover a late-70s chase-scene feel!
Avatar 12:21pm Sarah N:

A great big bag of bupkis, zilch, nada, diddly squat, sweeeet F A to you all. Yabbadabbadon't!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Mike East:

Wish I were busy doing nothing instead of busy working...but not too busy to drop a comment! Hey Charlie!
  12:23pm rf:

Wow, the Baschet pieces are so neat. Thanks for sharing those!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm thatpatsmith:

Cholly and all, halloooooo
Avatar 12:26pm northguineahills:

I have a Jaques Lasry LP of him playing his sculptures I got for 50 cents at a library record sale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Doug Schulkind:

The backing music on this number is heart-melting. (The voice is heart-pulverizing.)
Avatar 12:26pm bobdoesthings:

ughhh love this track!! and this documentary/soundtrack!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael, thanks! We can mail each other LPs for our respective shows.
Hi to John, Mike E, rf, thatPat, NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

NGH -- I had a tape of a Lasry LP that I got from the Brooklyn Public Library.
James -- I really was being chased during that mic break!
  12:32pm gary mitchell:

Ignace.. you are the guh-rooooviest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Charlie:

Isn't that a great twist number? I know you were twisting, Gary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

here comes another twist
Avatar 12:40pm bobdoesthings:

Pen Ran (Pen Ron) gotta be my favorite of the Molam/LukThung ere/genre.. she killed it. one of my faves "Jom Nor Trocheak"
Avatar 12:40pm bobdoesthings:

which I got on this comp = 2010 Lion Productions Groove Club Vol. 3:
Avatar 12:41pm Sarah N:

Groovy groovy groovy Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Charlie:

Hot butter on what? Say what?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Doug Schulkind:

Hot butter on the groovy. Obviously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm listener james from westwood:

piece a pie pie pie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm People Like Us:

when the phone starts ringing, don't say goodbye
  12:54pm John:

Life of pie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Uncle Michael:

I would love some pie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Charlie:

Never say hello. Never say goodbye.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm listener james from westwood:

laughed so hard the first time i heard this i almost infarcted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm thatpatsmith:

No pie for Bud
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Lizardner Dave:

You know what would be a great mash up? This and the "Deplorable Plane Crashes" thing that Ken plays.
Avatar 12:57pm bobdoesthings:

ugh these sorts of things make me queasy.. is that weird?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Charlie:

Just finished reading a novel (Inherent Vice by thomas Pynchon), in which the main character answers the phone, "Not me."
  12:59pm frenchee:

wow, Charlie, you read Pynchon?
NOT ME. too deep maybe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm People Like Us:

Don's earworms will live on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

Yes indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Michael:

Finishing up Inherent Vice myself. Needed to read it after seeing the film. And that's how I answer the phone now too.
  1:00pm gary mitchell:

mordantly funny .. like Pynchon
  1:01pm frenchee:

they are terrific.
"timezones" is stuck forever in my earpans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Charlie:

Frenchee -- that book was pretty much a Raymond Chandler story set in late '60s stoner California...
Avatar 1:01pm ndbob:

@Charlie I read that too
  1:01pm frenchee:

well Charlie, when you put it like THAT....
  1:06pm John:

Latte e torta! Va bene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Mike East:

love "Down By Law" - its a sad and beautiful world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm listener james from westwood:

I love to scream-a, for the cream-a and the dream-a and the team-a...
  1:08pm John:

Io urlo gelato!
Avatar 1:09pm northguineahills:

Ahh, this is from the comp that Charlie is on, that's a fun one!
  1:09pm John:

Mi piace il formaggio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Charlie:

guilty as charged, NGH
  1:15pm jan:

Hi Charlie- I've been waiting for the Romper Room segment of the show as suggested by your email of "do be, don't be" I did love the cheese portion of this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

i'm nothing if not cheesy, jan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm listener james from westwood:

Killer diller Miller!
Avatar 1:20pm duke:

Everyone still busy doing nothing?
Avatar 1:23pm bobdoesthings:

@duke nah im eating lunch
  1:24pm frenchee:

surely the kids on cheese piece is somehow affiliated with Irwin?
Avatar 1:25pm bobdoesthings:

Bodega Pop episode with Director of Don't Think i've Forgotten = wfmu.org...
  1:25pm frenchee:

@bobdoesthings: busy eating nothing here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Webhamster Henry:

@jan ... I'm the great nephew of the founders of Romper Room, so ... strap on your Romper Stompers and DON'T BE A DON'T BEE!
Avatar 1:32pm duke:

Are Do Bee and Don't Bee the Romper Room equivalent of Goofus and Gallant?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm People Like Us:

love this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Carmichael:

Hey Charlie, the Freaky Friday song was sung by Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris (actresses in the movie). Was Written By Al Kasha And Joel Hirschhorm, 1st performed by the Osmond Bros ...
Avatar 1:34pm bobdoesthings:

no idea. but I can tell you.. too many do-be's and I don't want to do much of anything..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Webhamster Henry:

Don't Bee was a litttttle too attractive, so he was decommissioned at some point.
Avatar 1:36pm bobdoesthings:

...see what I did there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Charlie:

Carmichael -- thanks for that info! I had the writers from the movie credits, but the singers were uncredited. I really like the movie. Maybe up until the obligatory kooky chase scene at the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm listener james from westwood:

A very-Yoko Yoko video from the mid-80s, IIRC by the same director who did the Art of Noise's "Close to the Edit" vid (I'll glitch up his name if I try to spell it):
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm listener james from westwood:

Zbigniew Rybczynski?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Webhamster Henry:

You can hear more of Jodie's singing talents in this offering from the good old 365 days project: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, man, 365 Days, that is the gift that keeps on giving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Webhamster Henry:

Charlie himself is featured in 365 days, a little younger than Jodie I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello BDNers. Enjoying the mellow sounds on this schticky day Thought I was back in WPATtime with last instrumental. Thanks, Charlie
Avatar 1:47pm bobdoesthings:

agh gotta run charlie, thanks soooo mcuh. always dig your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Carmichael:

I remember seeing Mason Williams on the Smothers Brothers tv show. I believe he was a writer for them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm People Like Us:

I sent supplied that to the show - Air on a G String
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Charlie:

Yes. I think he was an honorary Brother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm People Like Us:

you can hear the show here www.negativland.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Charlie:

Thanks for the link, Vicki/PLU. That was such a good show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm People Like Us:

it was amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Doug Schulkind:

A dear friend of mine is a Swingle. Not a singing Swingle, but a cousin or niece of the singing Swingles.
Avatar 1:55pm Peter Nelson:

Lovely, touch-feely show today Charlie. Thanks.
Avatar 1:55pm Sarah N:

UK listeners (of a certain age) will also be reminded of that advert - "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet"...
Avatar 1:56pm northguineahills:

Great sounds!, thanks Charlie!
Avatar 1:56pm Peter Nelson:

Though why they named a cigar after a mad Dane is a mystery to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm People Like Us:

wow, you know a Swingle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm People Like Us:

The Great Rock n Roll Swingle
  1:58pm gary mitchell:

OMG - a George Burns record you could spin at Wigan Casino!
Avatar 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm Peter Nelson:

The Swingles sing Never Mind The...now that's a record I'd like to hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Webhamster Henry:

Hear ya next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

@Doug: We've got to get that Swingle a Cassingle of Der Bingle.
Loverly show, Charlie! Thanks!
Avatar 1:59pm duke:

Thanks Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm People Like Us:

great show Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO NEW PROGRAM ALERT...GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO NEW PROGRAM ALERT...GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO NEW PROGRAM ALERT...GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO NEW PROGRAM ALERT...GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO NEW PROGRAM ALERT...!!

Premiering this Saturday evening, 10pm to 1am (eastern) it's LIVE FROM LEROY WITH DJCASEQUARTER. A 3-hour set of record spinning and chatter live from Leroy Lounge in Montgomery, Alabama!
Avatar 2:00pm Sarah N:

Thanks Charlie - I'm all grooved up x
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Michael:

Wunnerful sounds Charlie. Much appreciated!
  2:01pm gary mitchell:

This show was rife with riffs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Charlie:

thanks much for being here today, do-nothing-ers!
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