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 17 September 2015 Options | Another green room

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Diana Thater  Moss Green Room   Options (statements)   
raymond scott  b.c. 1675   Options manhattan research inc  basta    0:00:01 (Pop‑up)
sun ra  tiny pyramids   Options angels and demons at play  evidence 
0:02:59 (Pop‑up)
orchestra ethiopia  besetchet   Options ethiopiques 23: orchestra ethiopia  buda musique    0:06:34 (Pop‑up)
julie driscoll, brian auger & the trinity  all blues   Options street noise  atco 
0:09:25 (Pop‑up)
oscar brown jr  excuse me for living   Options between heaven and hell  columbia    0:15:00 (Pop‑up)
john evans and the big band  groovin' high   Options cool percussion  directional sound 
0:17:41 (Pop‑up)
paolo conte  happy feet   Options best of  nonesuch    0:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
bunny kick   Options uh-oh!  asphodel 
0:23:22 (Pop‑up)
gus viseur et l'orchestre victor  whispering   Options 100 accordion jazz classics (various artists)      0:27:55 (Pop‑up)
helge schneider and the firefuckers  whispering   Options eiersalat in rock   
0:30:07 (Pop‑up)
cornelius  new music machine   Options fantasma  matador    0:32:30 (Pop‑up)
brian eno  sky saw   Options another green world  eg 
0:35:42 (Pop‑up)
the lovin' spoonful  lovin' you   Options hums of the lovin' spoonful  kama sutra    0:38:53 (Pop‑up)
linda lewis  the same song   Options say no more  reprise 
0:41:16 (Pop‑up)
sly and the family stone  time for livin'   Options small talk  epic    0:44:52 (Pop‑up)
stereolab  freestyle dumping   Options rough trade shops electronic 01 (various artists)  rough trade 
0:47:55 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
so what   Options kind of bloop: an 8-bit tribute to miles davis' kind of blue      0:51:44 (Pop‑up)
the farmer boys  yearning, burning heart   Options hillbilly music... thank god!  bug    0:58:06 (Pop‑up)
joey heatherton  live and learn (originally mca 7-inch single)   Options the joey heatherton album (bonus track)  mgm; hip-o 
1:00:18 (Pop‑up)
the deadly nightshade  high flying woman   Options the deadly nightshade  phantom    1:02:19 (Pop‑up)
umahlathini nabo  ohude manikiniki   Options the indestructible beat of soweto (various artists)  shanachie    1:05:43 (Pop‑up)
carter burwell  raising ukuleles, from raising arizona   Options raising arizona/blood simple (soundtracks)  varèse sarabande 
1:09:25 (Pop‑up)
carter burwell  shopping arizona, from raising arizona   Options raising arizona/blood simple (soundtrack)  varèse sarabande    1:12:33 (Pop‑up)
mexican institute of sound  mirando a las muchachas   Options méjico máxico  nacional    1:15:03 (Pop‑up)
zombies  leave me be   Options 7-inch single (b-side of tell her no)  parrot 
1:19:35 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
las comadrejas 
oaxacatelas   Options we are ugly, but we have the music  comad    1:21:38 (Pop‑up)
tony mottola and the quad guitars  all the things you are   Options tony mottola and the quad guitars  project 3    1:26:10 (Pop‑up)
stravinsky  the owl and the pussycat (adrienne albert, soprano)   Options recent stravinsky  columbia 
1:28:54 (Pop‑up)
sister mary bernadette  climb every mountain   Options sister sings of many things  silver crest    1:31:29 (Pop‑up)
the freddy mcguire show (anne mcguire and wobbly)  the fish song   Options over the edge, hosted by don joyce, 18 november 1999  kpfa    1:34:33 (Pop‑up)
malouma  nebrine   Options nour  marabi 
1:39:02 (Pop‑up)
can  full moon on the highway   Options landed  mute / spoon    1:43:43 (Pop‑up)
charlie parker  bird of paradise   Options yardbird suite: the ultimate charlie parker collection  rhino    1:47:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
the seaford high school stage band 
last dance   Options shs stage band album, 1980, joseph manso, director   
1:50:22 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Uncle Michael:

Is this another green world?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Charlie:

Indeed it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Artie Haywire:

My white balance needs adjustment (again).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Charlie:

I'm constantly adjusting my white balance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Uncle Michael:

Charlie knows that it's not easy being green.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Charlie:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

Hi, hi, hi, Cholly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm doctorjazz:

Hi all! Green nothingness!
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Greetings from the isthmus. Blue skies over green waters.
Avatar 12:07pm Sarah N:

Tuning in from the land of tea with bowl of mung in hand, yeah!
Avatar 12:08pm Sarah N:

Mung beans are GREEN :D
  12:12pm frenchee:

Charlie! I automatically flipped to the DrummerSome stream after Joe McG's show this week....on MONDAY. ooops. So I'm ready for greening.
  12:13pm frenchee:

bonus points, though, Joe B follows Joe McG. on Mondays now. That's a lot of Joe
Avatar 12:13pm Mayuko:

Hello, Charlie and everyone! Today nobody's at the office yet here so I can listen to your show now!
Avatar 12:14pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

hello everybody! very happy you are all here. and I am happy to be on 'air' -- i am having some browser problems and so might not be able to comment very much, but will do what i can! please have a snack and talk amongst yourselves.
  12:19pm jan:

Charlie- Sounding Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Mike East:

yum, wasabi green peas. Thanks for the snacks, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm mauri:

you're having difficulties cause you were soo busy doing nothin!
Heya Charlie!
Avatar 12:28pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Uncle Michael:

hoppy fit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Uncle Michael:

Whispering Jack Smith shouts when he wants to, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm doctorjazz:

Love that jazz accordion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

This is the best thing ever.
  12:44pm frenchee:

oh Eno, oh yes
Avatar 12:45pm still b/p:

Just in time.
'Scuse me while I saw the sky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Charlie:

hi uncle michael, artie, thatpat, drjazz, βrian, sarah, frenchee, mayuko, ndbob, jan, mike east, mauri, bobdoes, still b/p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Charlie:

sarah n: land of tea + mung beans -- you must be in china :)
Avatar 12:55pm Peter Nelson:

Avatar 12:55pm Sarah N:

Mung Dynasty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Carmichael:

Stereolab! I envy those of you able to do nothing. Heya Charlie.
Avatar 12:58pm bobdoesthings:

whoaaaaaa cooooool.
Avatar 12:59pm bobdoesthings:

Avatar 12:59pm bobdoesthings:

oh wait.. haha nevermind me, ugh miles..
  1:01pm frenchee:

I was waiting for Cholly to say BLEEP!
Avatar 1:03pm bobdoesthings:

@charlie - I got you covered for skoglund.. - media.mutualart.com...
Avatar 1:03pm bobdoesthings:

Avatar 1:03pm Dominick:

Amanda Nazario'a article on John Sebastian & The Lovin' Spoonful
Avatar 1:03pm Mayuko:

oh wow. that's so so so nice of you. thank you, Charlie!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm People Like Us:

Herro Charlie, just logged in to say we're listening and enjoying your show :))
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

hi peter, haha!; carmichael, dominick, people like you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Charlie:

thanks, dominick for providing the link!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Carmichael:

Boy this GTDS link just keeps crapping out on my iPhone. Grrr!
Avatar 1:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ok, that deadly nightshade track was amazing and this umalathini song i haven't heard in eighty years"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Charlie:

that's why i played it, kurt ;)
Avatar 1:20pm northguineahills:

The Dept of Environmental Protection (NYC) thought 1:30am would be a good time to jackhammer outside my window to repair a manhole. They weren't finished until almost 4 am. At least I had a good excuse for insomnia last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Mister Dobalina:

This is a very cool sound. THanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Charlie:

ngh -- that's not insomnia, that's torture
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

heya, mister dobalina. if you're mister bob dobalina, that makes you the third bob here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Mister Dobalina:

I am the one and only Bob Dob, nice to be in the top 3!
Avatar 1:32pm bobdoesthings:

no room for anymore bobs here.. sorry.
Avatar 1:32pm βrian:

comadreja = weasel.
We have one of those for a governor. No music, though.
Avatar 1:33pm Kurt Gottschalk:

it IS one of the greatest comps of all times, but one of the greatest comp _titles_ is "the unpronouncable beat of sarajevo."
  1:37pm βrian:

That is a great title. Reminds me of when the Onion claimed the U.S. was planning to air-drop vowels into war-torn Serbia.
  1:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello fellow Nothing Doers. Nice to hear Deadly Nightshade for the first time in millenniums. Since the backyards been gettin a little brown, I appreciate the help with greening, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Mike East:

I have a lovely board book of the owl and the pussycat from when I was a kid. All the pictures are photos of dioramas, essentially
Avatar 1:38pm Kurt Gottschalk:

βrian, HA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Mike East:

never heard this tune, but its actually pretty close to how I sing it to my daughter
Avatar 1:39pm still b/p:

The hills aren't sure they want to be alive just now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Carmichael:

They don't make nun names like that anymore.
  1:41pm frenchee:

Sister B. sings exactly like my 4th gr. homeroom teacher, Mrs. Bayt, RIP, you tuneless toneless wonder!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm People Like Us:

Avatar 1:42pm βrian:

The Sound of Mucus. A classic.
  1:48pm ?:

Good afternoon all! Busy doing nothing special.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

we've got plenty of bobs, but do we have any weaves? any extensions? any waves? what am i talking about?
Avatar 1:49pm βrian:

First Malouma for this listener. I will follow up. Thanks.
  1:51pm testingwithfire:

I like it that the comment editor supplies a question mark if you forget to fill in a name... append a link to "96 tears" and it would be perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

hello, testing with wifi
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar 2:00pm bobdoesthings:

I think most folks say "blaw-velt" fwiw
Avatar 2:00pm northguineahills:

huh, I have that Tony Mottola album, not sure how that happened, probably for the cover. Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar 2:00pm bobdoesthings:

thanks charlie
Avatar 2:00pm Mayuko:

Glad to tune in live! Thank you Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Charlie:

thanks all for tuning in :)
  3:51pm Santos L Halper:

Any predictions on how Loki will do as Hank? Haven't seen a trailer yet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Charlie:

had to look that one up, santos halper! tom hiddleston as hank williams? i'm not familiar with the actor, so it's kind of hard for me to say...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Charlie:

hey, bobdoesthings, thanks for the links to the pix by Sandy Skoglund (green room with blue dogs)! many great pix on her site: www.sandyskoglund.com
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