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Value of Wasted Time, by Sandy Skoglund, from True Fiction Two

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Combustible Edison  The Veldt (Miss Lily Banquette, melodica)   Options I, Swinger  Sub Pop  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Sharkey's Day   Options Mister Heartbreak  Warner Bros.  0:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Rachel Sweet  It's So Different Here   Options Fool Around  Stiff  0:11:22 (Pop‑up)
Herbert  Suddenly (Dani Siciliano, vocal)   Options Bodily Functions  K7  0:14:06 (Pop‑up)
Takako Minekawa  T.T.T. (Turntable Tennis)   Options Roomic Cube  What Are Records?  0:17:02 (Pop‑up)
Billie Holiday  Time On My Hands   Options The Billie Holiday Story Volume 2  Columbia  0:19:09 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:22:13 (Pop‑up)
Gal Costa  Lost in the Paradise   Options Gal Costa (1968)  Philips  0:27:02 (Pop‑up)
Barbara and Ernie  Searching the Circle   Options Prelude to . . .  Cotillion; Fallout (reissue)  0:29:52 (Pop‑up)
Fifth Dimension  The Girls' Song   Options Up-Up and Away: The Definitive Collection  Arista  0:34:14 (Pop‑up)
Psapp  King of You   Options The Only Thing I Ever Wanted  Domino  0:37:53 (Pop‑up)
They Might Be Giants  Boat of Car (Margaret Seiler, vocal)   Options They Might Be Giants  Bar None  0:42:00 (Pop‑up)
YWCA  public service announcment   Options (found here)    0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
Frankie Rose & The Outs  Girlfriend Island   Options Frankie Rose & The Outs  Slumberland  0:44:07 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Laurie Spiegel 
Patchwork   Options The Expanding Universe  Unseen Worlds  0:46:25 (Pop‑up)
Caravelles  Hey Mama You've Been on My Mind   Options Folk Rock and Faithfull: Dream Babes Vol. 5  RPM  0:49:23 (Pop‑up)
Asobi Seksu  Thursday   Options Citrus  Friendly Fire  0:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Enya  Lazy Days   Options A Day Without Rain  WEA/Reprise  0:55:42 (Pop‑up)
Spring  Everybody   Options Spring  Rhino  0:59:01 (Pop‑up)
Native Hipsters  Tenderly Hurt Me (Nanette Greenblatt, vocal)   Options There Goes Concorde Again ...  Mechanically Reclaimed Music  1:01:15 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Dearie  Lonely Town   Options Sings Comden and Green  Verve  1:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Joni Mitchell  Barangrill   Options For the Roses  Asylum  1:07:14 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Un Altro Mare (from Vergogna Schifosi)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz  1:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Tammi Terrell  Voice of Experience   Options Come On And See Me (The Complete Solo Collection)  Motown  1:15:34 (Pop‑up)
Tammi Terrell  I Cried   Options Come On And See Me (The Complete Solo Collection)  Motown  1:17:44 (Pop‑up)
Tammi Terrell  This Time Tomorrow   Options Come On And See Me (The Complete Solo Collection)  Motown  1:20:18 (Pop‑up)
Tammi Terrell  What a Good Man He Is   Options Come On And See Me (The Complete Solo Collection)  Motown  1:22:41 (Pop‑up)
Ria Bartok  Un Mauvais Quart D'heure à Passer   Options 7-inch single (orig); Ultra Chicks, Vol. 2: Lolita Ya-Ya!  Fantastic; none  1:25:37 (Pop‑up)
Les Calamités  Toutes les Nuits   Options The Calamities  Posh Boy  1:28:05 (Pop‑up)
Liz Phair  6'1"   Options Exile in Guyville  Matador  1:31:06 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)   Options A Hard Day's Night (soundtrack)  United Artists  1:34:07 (Pop‑up)
The Slits  Ping Pong Affair   Options Cut  Island  1:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Posey  See Ya' Round on the Rebound   Options Single Girl  MGM  1:41:27 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Things to Do   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel  1:43:51 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Yano  New Song   Options Piano Nightly  Nonesuch  1:46:50 (Pop‑up)
Mahotella Queens  Vusumuzi   Options The Kings and Queens of Township Jive (various artists)  Earthworks  1:50:07 (Pop‑up)
Barbra Streisand  I Mean to Shine   Options Barbra Joan Streisand  Columbia  1:53:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 7-inch single (45 played at 33)  Warner Bros.  1:55:51 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Tootsie Pop:

Nothing's happening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm thatpatsmith:

Cholly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm thatpatsmith:

waste is so colorful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Hey, Uncle Michael (aka Tootsie Pop), and thatpat, welcome.
Avatar 12:03pm Perri:

Hello and Happy Thursday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Charlie:

Helloo, Michael! And Perri, nice to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

How-DEE! Always nice to hear Combustible Edison.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, was going to try to post first, but I got busy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

Hey there, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Charlie:

@doctorjazz: as Steven Wright says: The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm listener james from westwood:

Am I wrong in recalling a Wm. S. Burroughs piece, perhaps part of this overall album, titled "Sharkey's Night"? A WSB–LA collab sounds like a natural.
  12:10pm mauri:

hei charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

Well hello, mauri!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Charlie:

@james -- this is the first song, the one w burroughs is the last song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Lewis:

@ listener james… that makes sense. I have been trying to work out the reference and the connection to WSB rings a bell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Parq:

LJ fr W: There was a parallel to the track, a sort of answer song, called Sharkey's Night. The track Charlie played is the first track on the album (her second full length LP) and "Night" ended it. There's also a live performance of "Night", with a filtered-voice Laurie doing the narration, on the album "Home of the Brave", which is taken from a movie of the same name.
Avatar 12:15pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie, guess it's back to Akron for Rachel nowadays.
Avatar 12:15pm Brian in UK:

Akron, sounds like a man-made fibre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Parq:

Charlie, thanks for the link to Sandy Skoglund's stuff. Really wild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, all! I knew I heard such a track on FMU ages ago (and one DJ used a loop from it IIRC for talkovers). All hail the mass mind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Charlie:

Howdy, Lewis, Parq, Brian in UK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Charlie:

@Parq -- Her stuff is amazing, right? Listener bobdoesthings pointed me to her work a few playlists ago.
Avatar 12:24pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

Hello ndbob! Come in and join the throng.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Lewis:

Fifth Dimension seem to be enjoying (?) a minor comeback - at least in the fmuniverse...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Charlie:

The 5thD have so many great songs that were not hits (in addition to the great songs that were hits). I'm a big fan. And they did so many great songs by Laura Nyro, and Jimmy Webb (like that one).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Lewis:

yeah - I am enjoying it. My Dad was a big fan so I ignored them, but with time comes the ability to rethink… (My dad also hated Elvis until he heard this great singer on the radio… )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, man, I'll bet PLU or EvConCom could mix that YWCA PSA up but good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Charlie:

Yup, James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Charlie:

@Lewis -- It's funny how people can hate things they know nothing about.
  12:58pm rf:

HOORAY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

yippie!
Avatar 1:01pm Brian in UK:

Here's an article from todays paper for Enya fans
www.independent.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm doctorjazz:

Blossom Dearie is a great singer, doesn't get enough notice these days (Monica turned me on to her).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

@Brian -- coincidence: I was just reading recently about Enya, her wealth, her castle, and her stalkers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm Charlie:

drjazz -- Monica, and Trouble too loves some Blossom (me too).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Parq:

I first heard of Blossom as a joke (in the 60s, Mad Magazine proposed an album for the easily perturbed, "Blossom Dearie Sings For the Leery"), and then heard her in the 70s on the old WNEW-AM. But I've heard her more on FMU than every other source combined, and yes, Monica has hipped me to many of Miss Dearie's particularly great cuts.
Avatar 1:15pm ndbob:

right Charlie re Marilyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm listener james from westwood:

Lonely Town, on the same bus route as Lonesome Town. Who rides this bus? Only the lonely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm listener james from westwood:

First heard Dearie through Schoolhouse Rock!, first had a name put to her vocals by the fun 91!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Uncle Michael:

Blossom's is the fist voice you hear on my show every Friday. I'm proud of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm Uncle Michael:

*first
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

lol James
Avatar 1:19pm Brian in UK:

@james twinned with The Town Without Pitney (sorry Pity)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

Blossom Dearie: The official voice of Hinky Dinky Time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Dave in Vermont:

Nice show and I am feeling anxious when I look at the Skoglund.
Avatar 1:22pm ndbob:

great song here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello BDNland. Already great show ramped up even higher now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

@James -- that would be Figure Eight (great song).
Hello there Dave in Vermont and Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@UM, I think the first description was fitting. Starts your show off with a punch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Charlie:

the velvet fist in the iron glove?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

There is a rose in the fisted glove.
Avatar 1:34pm Roberto:

I listened to this opening track over and over in the spring of '94.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael -- when I was a kid, I thought that line was, "and there's a road in the distance, love"
Avatar 1:35pm Roberto:

I kept having to replay it to make sure it was actually as amazing as it seemed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Charlie:

@Roberto -- I listened to this whole album over and over when it came out.
  1:36pm Santos L Halper:

Me too Roberto; and the rest of em. Perfection
  1:39pm Ike:

Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

I'm sure I didn't have any idea hat that mushmouth Stills was singing when I was a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Charlie:

well hello Santos Halper and Ike!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Carmichael:

Hi Charlie and people. 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

"There's a glove in a dishpan, glug"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Parq:

Charlie, I thought that about the Steve Stills song too. I also thought it was a cheating song -- that the protagonist "can't be with the one" he loved because he was geographically separated from her.
Avatar 1:50pm Roberto:

I recall you played this Akiko in '03. Instant infatuation on my part!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Charlie:

Parq -- I do know this: The Isley Brothers do a great cover of that song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

Roberto -- I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. I've played it many times over the years. Keep coming back to it.
Avatar 1:52pm Roberto:

Keep keeping coming back to it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Parq:

Charlie, you know Aretha's version from "Filmore West", yeh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Jeff Golick:

Ooof missed Tammi. Ah, well. Hi there.
  1:58pm Santos L Halper:

Who's playing guitar with Babs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

heading out...great stuff Charlie. Thanks.
Avatar 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Loved it, Charlie; thanks muchly!
  1:59pm Santos L Halper:

Nice show Charlie, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks all for hanging out here today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Have a nice
thanksgiving!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Michael:

Loved what I heard - goldarn work....!
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