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 December 2015 Options | by just listening

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Otomo Yoshihide  Ooka Echizen Opening Title   Options Otomo Yoshihide Plays The Music Of Takeo Yamashita  P-Vine 
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June Christy and the Stan Kenton Orchestra  This Is My Theme   Options June Christy and the Stan Kenton Orchestra  Collector's Choice Music    0:02:28 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  The Inverted Forest   Options Echoville  Full Body Massage    0:05:40 (Pop‑up)
Bob Hund  Blommor pa brinnande fartyg (Flowers on burning ships)   Options Folkmusik for Folk Som Inte Kan Bete Sig Som Folk  Sousafon    0:08:25 (Pop‑up)
Mirah  Water and Sleep   Options You think it's like this but really it's like this  K    0:13:13 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:16:55 (Pop‑up)
Thelonious Moog  T 4 2   Options American Standard  GrownUp Records 
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Gelbart  Bubbles   Options Echoville  Full Body Massage    0:25:05 (Pop‑up)
Land of the Loops  Mathematical Park   Options Bundle of Joy  Up    0:27:40 (Pop‑up)
Prefuse 73  Radio Attack   Options Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives  Warp    0:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Prozak for Lovers  Misty Mountain Hop   Options Prozak for Lovers II  Bruce Lash    0:35:22 (Pop‑up)
Husky Rescue  Sweet Little Kitten   Options Country Falls  Minty Fresh    0:40:25 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol.2  Right Tempo    0:45:03 (Pop‑up)
The Mamas & The Papas  I Saw Her Again   Options Creeque Alley: The History Of The Mamas And The Papas  MCA 
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Ennio Morricone  Come un madrigale, from Quattro mosche di velutto grigio ("Four flies on grey velvet")   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    0:51:38 (Pop‑up)
Monteverdi  Hor che'l ciel e la terra (Now, when heaven and earth and the wind are silent)   Options Madrigale e Concerti, 1605-1638  Telefunken    0:55:16 (Pop‑up)
Scala  Exit Music (for a Film)   Options Dream On  Pias    0:59:56 (Pop‑up)
Elton John  Blues for Baby and Me   Options Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player  MCA    1:04:35 (Pop‑up)
Sad Rockets  Lachmachun Spezial   Options Transition  Matador    1:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Woody Allen  The Science Fiction Film   Options Standup Comic  Rhino (reissue)    1:13:14 (Pop‑up)
Sad Rockets  Lachmachun Spezial (continued)   Options Transition  Matador    1:14:58 (Pop‑up)
Joshua Gabriel  Allakaheez   Options Movement No. 2: Rebel for the New Millenium  372 Music    1:16:45 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:21:03 (Pop‑up)
unidentified male chorus  In the Mood   Options The Trallaleri of Genoa (Alan Lomax Collection: Italian Treasury Series)  Rounder 
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Yoon Il-Loh  Guitar Boogie   Options Asian Takeaways (various artists)  Normal/QDK    1:30:56 (Pop‑up)
Gene Krupa  Drum Boogie (Anita O'Day, vocal)   Options 78  Columbia    1:34:17 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra  Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)   Options The Nutcracker Suite  Columbia    1:37:26 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Vader  Happy East   Options Happy East  Plugs House    1:40:17 (Pop‑up)
Elysian Fields  Life's a Gas   Options Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan (various artists)  Tzadik    1:43:59 (Pop‑up)
The Lovin' Spoonful  Coconut Grove   Options Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful  Kama Sutra    1:47:41 (Pop‑up)
The Free Design  An Elegy   Options You Could Be Born Again  Project 3; Light in the Attic    1:50:23 (Pop‑up)
Bothy Band  The Maids of Mitchelstown   Options Best of  Green Linnet    1:53:41 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Gil Trythall  
Wichita Lineman   Options Country Moog  Athena 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am People Like Us:

herro
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Charlie:

well, helloo to you too :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am annie:

totally slipped my mind it was thursday!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am listener james from westwood:

The spirit of Yogi is hovering over the pic today, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Charlie:

wait, what day is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Charlie:

Thanks for reminding me, Annie!
@James: Berra or Bear?
Avatar 11:58am Peter Nelson:

Paramhansa Yogibearananda
Avatar 11:59am bobdoesthings:

hello all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm mauri:

Whats going on?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie. Hiya everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm doctorjazz:

Hey all!
Avatar 12:02pm Sarah N:

Nada Dada Nada Dada Nada Dada Nada Dada !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Hello Peter, bobdoesthings, mauri, Michael, doctorjazz, Sarah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, GOOD CALL on this cut!
  12:05pm hortense:

hell-o!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm mauri:

ui ui bob hund
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

holla, hortense!
glad you dug that, james.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm annie:

the guy who was renting the downstairs "apartment" moved out this week and left behind some of his work mementoes: a commercial coffee grinder and 2 of those fancy starbucks/keurig-style cappuccino makers..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

mauri -- I'm going through a Bob Hund resurgence here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie! For right now at least, I can listen live. Hooray!
Avatar 12:13pm Perri:

Hi Charlie! Hello, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm mauri:

sounds like a spastic swede
  12:13pm Ike:

K-cups are of Satan. Or Santa, if he's evil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Artie Haywire:

I like a little crunch in my groove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Carmichael:

Hey ho, Charlie-o. Doin' waaay too much this morning to be doing nothing. Maybe something will change and the too much will turn out to be nothing at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

Yay, Wendy! Hi Perri! Agreed, Ike! Allo, Artie! Howdy, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm coelacanth:

greetings Charlie and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm mauri:

you see santa claus. santa claus summons greater undead.
Avatar 12:19pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm listener james from westwood:

@mauri: My cleric attempts to turn the undead. I got an 18.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Charlie:

Carmichael -- may all your somethings be nothing.
Avatar 12:24pm Perri:

This making me happily dizzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Charlie:

hey there, coelacanth -- and welcome, ndBob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Charlie:

@Perri -- that track is swoony :)
Avatar 12:28pm Perri:

I'm getting dizzier...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm mauri:

mouth of morgoth shuts up and floats away. great lich flees. santa clause blinks away "ho ho ho"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

@mauri! Excellent! Treasures and presents for all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Wendy del Formaggio:

The more I hear from Land of the Loops, the more I like them. And now I have to sign off and go back to work. Catch you on the archives, Charlie! Or better yet, in person soon...? :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Charlie:

'twould be nice, Wendy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Carmichael:

Wendy, we were just talking abou0t you yesterday on Sportsy Talk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mike East:

@Carm - to be more specific - the talk was of cheese, which of course leads to wfmu's minister of cheeses, Ms. Del Formaggio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Charlie:

Carmichael, I think Wendy's gone. But she is Sportsy:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Charlie:

Well, @Mike East -- she is cheesy!
  12:47pm jan:

I was late for the party! What did I miss?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Carmichael:

The discussion was about something called "bread cheese". No one knew what it was, and we needed an expert. Does she have a hotline?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm coelacanth:

i observe these holidays from a distance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Mike East:

@Carmichael - I've been thinkin' about that bread cheese since. I really wanna find some
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Parq:

The extra "I saw her" on the last go-round was an inadvertent goof that they decided to leave in. I read that recently. Apologies if, as sometimes happens, I am the last one to know this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm coelacanth:

well,I never knew it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm listener james from westwood:

I didn't know it! So you're not the last!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Charlie:

@jan -- well, the canapes are almost gone, but we still have some pinot grigio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Charlie:

hi Parq -- whether new or old, it's a fun fact.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Charlie:

We sometimes make a recipe for a hollowed-out loaf of bread baked with brie in the middle.
Avatar 12:56pm northguineahills:

I had no idea either. Incidental moments has really made many musical moments, even in pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm coelacanth:

i'm always good to hear music trivia, even if i knew it already. music geeks need a support system!
Avatar 12:57pm Sarah N:

Monty baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

Claude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm coelacanth:

what northguineahills said. (like on "revolution 1")
...and it's the m.o. for some folks, like Eno.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm coelacanth:

great radiohead song!
  1:01pm Listening Out There:

I kept checking that playlist. Once I saw it was updated for the artist the Monteverdis and the Papas, I knew that all was right in the world...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Charlie:

hello, NGH -- little musical moments, "errors," are so memorable, sometimes just the sound of a note hit too hard or a little feedback really stays with me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Charlie:

yes, Listening Out There -- you are definitely in the right place :)
Avatar 1:03pm northguineahills:

This Scala, not to be confused w/ the Scala that was shoegazey triphop side-project of Seefeel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

did not even know about that side project, ngh
  1:04pm Listener Lynn from Virginia:

I'm excited to listen live today!
I always stream the archives and will be listening to this one again. Just wanted to say thanks "in person" and not just with my biannual cash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Mike East:

This is a Radiohead cover, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Mike East:

yes, it is. thanks google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Charlie:

Hello, Lynn! I'm happy you can be here "live" today. Thanks for saying hi :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

Yes, and the people who put out the Scala CD are nice enough to say who the original artist was on each song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm coelacanth:

i'm having difficulty finding a "scala" that i think that could be.
- an electric string quartet? no...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm listener james from westwood:

A teensy bit "Alone Again Or"-ish in spots, this John cut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm coelacanth:

oh- from belgium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Charlie:

James -- I was just about to say, this song has sort of a bad rep for basing the verses on Love's "Alone Again Or" riff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm doctorjazz:

Like the Love track, no Listener James?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Charlie:

yes, from Belgium
Avatar 1:11pm northguineahills:

Did Scala play on WFMU years ago?I seem to remember them coming by someone's show a while back.

The Seefeel Scala is actually really nice. They only put out one album, and a bunch of eps.

I get up and leave in a few minutes. Thanks again Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm listener james from westwood:

As the book title says, "Steal Like an Artist."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Charlie:

there wouldn't be any art without stealing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm doctorjazz:

"Influenced by.." is the way to politically correctly describe it...(though, that was pretty blatant).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm coelacanth:

i think of myself more as a cheater than a stealer.
Avatar 1:15pm northguineahills:

here coelacanth: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm listener james from westwood:

"You vant trousers, ve got trousers..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm coelacanth:

doctorjazz- or "derivative of..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm coelacanth:

Woody was brilliant.

- Thanks ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Yes...Vintage Woody! Shoulda stuck to standup?
  1:17pm Ike:

Oh wow, Woody Allen was funny once!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Michael:

very difficult to work this afternoon! Thank you Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm listener james from westwood:

BTW, speaking of stand-up comics, former WFMU blogger Kliph Nesteroff's "The Comedians" is well worth the read if you enjoyed his mega-posts on said blog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Charlie:

Hi Kevin!
Yes, Ike, he really was...
@Michael -- I'm glad (your bosses may not be so glad, though)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm coelacanth:

maybe, but he probably stopped when he felt he was stagnating,no?
...maybe now he could have a second wind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm coelacanth:

...i've met funny 90-year-olds!
(he must be about that,right?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm coelacanth:

oops! sorry- only 80! - he's young yet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Well Coelacanth, THAT makes me feel old!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

I think Brooks & Reiner have Woody beat on age, right?
  1:26pm Listener Lynn from Virginia:

I've always loved this bed music. Google is only giving me nature videos about opposums.
Please elaborate! Thanks.
Avatar 1:27pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. Doing nothing but listening. (and typing)

Played Forever Changes the other day. Timeless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@James-Brooks-89;Reiner-93
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm doctorjazz:

www.newyorker.com...
speaking of funny, love this guys posts...
This male chorus is great, by the way.
  1:29pm Listening Out There:

Amazing rendition of "In the Mood"! Have not heard this before...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Allen and Mort Sahl were the next gen of comedy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Charlie:

Well, wasn't Carl Reiner the 100-yr old man years ago? No, wait, that was Mel Brooks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm coelacanth:

Kevin, you over 80?!
(kidding...i know what you mean, i think!...and me too.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm doctorjazz:

Weren't they both on the record (Reiner does the interview)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm coelacanth:

didn't George Burns perform right up to his 100th year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm KevinfromBayRidge:

-20!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

Lynn - just googled "comadreja" too -- apparently Spanish for a kind of weasel. So maybe they're "The Weasels"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Charlie:

hi Brian in UK, btw!
  1:34pm Listening Out There:

Speaking of comedians, I just finished reading "The Comedians" by Kliph Nesteroff. Good book. Guess he's been on FMU in the past?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Parq:

I have this "Il-Loh "Boogie" track on one of Doug's first marathon premiums, an album of non-western performers attempting western modern musical forms. (Can't remember the title). Same album has an Asian fellow's wonderfully bizarre attempt at rapping. Must-have stuff.
Avatar 1:35pm ndbob:

@listening Great book - just read it as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Parq:

Listening Out: I just finished that too. Great, isn't it? Kliph was a correspondent for many years on Beware of the Blog. His posts are all still available, and great reading too.
blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Problem is that I remember him as young and upcoming , although I was very young at the time( guess i had older tastes).
  1:39pm Listening Out There:

Parq: Thanks for the tip RE the blog! I remember reading what were likely many of his posts. Didn't know it was the same writer. Very well done. Each seemed like the chapter of a book. No wonder... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm coelacanth:

i remember him on tv when i was little. i thought he was hilarious, though surely i didn't get half his jokes.
his red pajamas routine stands out in my memory.
Avatar 1:40pm Sarah N:

I knew I recognised that tune.....mmm rum and cherry juice, yum!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Parq:

Kev, he posted recently (on FB or IG, can't remember which) that one of the questions he gets asked most is "how do you know all this stuff?" Hey, some of us just dig that scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Charlie:

drjazz -- they were both on the record, but mel brooks played the 100-yr old man, carl reiner was the interviewer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm coelacanth:

www.youtube.com...
there's another of my favorite Woody Allen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Charlie:

I must catch up on all this comments reading later!
  1:48pm sugarplum fairywolf:

I just took out "The Comedians" from the library today!

Also a book about the Magna Carta because I'm a nerd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm People Like Us:

lovely song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Carmichael:

It was the 2,000 year old man: www.youtube.com...
  1:52pm Listening Out There:

PLU: Hi, Vicki! Yeah, it is. Good thing he didn't join Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Recently read that they tried to get John Sebastian to join up. Would have been a loss musically, IMO...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm coelacanth:

actually, for anyone who cares; i think this telling of the same Woody Allen routine is better, even though there's no visual...
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Whoa - Don't know this Free Designer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm People Like Us:

oooh wasntborntofollow10.blogspot.co.uk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

hey, sugarwolf fairyplum!
yes, vicki
hi henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Carmichael:

Nice ending with the Bothys, Charlie!
Avatar 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks for being here (so to speak) today! See you next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm coelacanth:

damn - all these windows on hold! i guess i should bookmark them all for a rainy day.
...well, a rainy late night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm doctorjazz:

Great show, fun posts as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@Coelacanth,I seem to remember Woody and Mort on The Jack Paar show. Didn't catch the 2000( or 100 for that matter!) year old man until I was a lot older.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Michael:

Most excellent show Charlie. Thanks so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Thanks agin, Charles!
  2:00pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, host!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm coelacanth:

Thanks Charlie Great to hear it as it unfolds,for a change!
later on folks!
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