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Playlist for 17 March 2016 Options | Pledging my love (2016 marathon week 2)

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My marathon premium, yours for pledges of $75 or more: Larger Than Life (but not quite colossal) --
A collection of quietly stirring, modestly epic songs from around our planet. Anthems for the global subculture of your mind.

Artist Song Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
I  pledge allegiance   Options to WFMU     
Options
 
Ira Luft  The Radio Show Intro   Options Context 70 - South Side Senior High School, Rockville Centre, Long Island    Part of grand prize    0:01:29 (Pop‑up)
Hector Buitrago & Martina Camargo  Damaquiel   Options Larger Than Life    On my marathon premium! Yours for pledges of $75 or more.    0:02:37 (Pop‑up)
The Models  Bend Me, Shape Me   Options Girls in the Garage (various artists)  Romulan      0:06:19 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink  White Freckles   Options Pom Pom  Matador   
Options
0:08:52 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Yo La Tengo 
From a Motel 6 #2   Options Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo  Matador      0:11:45 (Pop‑up)
RIAA  Autumn Money Pledge   Options The Wonderful World of Sound    Mashup of N.A.S.A. w. David Byrne and Chuck D. "Money" plus R. Stevie Moore "Pledge Your Money" and Yo La Tengo "Autumn Sweater"    0:16:22 (Pop‑up)
Ariel Pink  Put Your Number in My Phone   Options Pom Pom  Matador      0:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  I Can Feel the Ice Melting   Options Stuff Like That There  Matador   
Options
0:23:52 (Pop‑up)
Ashford & Simpson  Bend Me   Options Gimme Something Real  Warner Bros.      0:26:28 (Pop‑up)
Beti  Bikasi   Options Larger Than Life    On my marathon premium! Yours for pledges of $75 or more.    0:30:25 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel      0:34:39 (Pop‑up)
10cc  The Worst Band In The World   Options Sheet Music  UK      0:39:57 (Pop‑up)
Emmanuel Angel  Pickengratchen   Options Context 70 - South Side Senior High School, Rockville Centre, Long Island    Part of grand prize! 
Options
0:42:42 (Pop‑up)
Mike Roth  It's a Fashion   Options Context 70 - South Side Senior High School, Rockville Centre, Long Island    Part of grand prize! Pledges of $75 or more get you in the drawing at the end of the show.    0:48:31 (Pop‑up)
The Kropotkins  The Moon's Already Down   Options Portents of Love  Mulatta   
Options
0:52:11 (Pop‑up)
Cardigans  Step On Me   Options First Band on the Moon  Mercury      0:55:12 (Pop‑up)
Simply Saucer  Bullet Proof Nothing   Options Cyborgs Revisited  Sonic Unyon      0:59:10 (Pop‑up)
The Kropotkins  On the Wall   Options Portents of Love  Mulatta      1:03:21 (Pop‑up)
Emmanuel Angel  Gertrude   Options Context 70        1:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Gary & Russell DaSilva  Augurs of Spring (2-piano arrangement)   Options Context 70        1:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Nur Azilah & Desa Bersaudara  Ayah Kini ku Bercinta   Options Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia Vol. 1  Sublime Frequencies    
Options
1:15:17 (Pop‑up)
Clint Eph. Sebastian and the Junkers  Jane   Options Money No Be Sand: 1960s Afro-Lypso, Pidgin Highlife, Afro-Soul, Afro-Rock  Original Music      1:17:53 (Pop‑up)
Louis Prima  All of Me   Options Say It With a Slap  Buddha      1:20:11 (Pop‑up)
Adnan Othman and The Rythmn Boys  Budi Bahasa   Options Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia Vol. 1  Sublime Frequencies       1:25:18 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Lee Lewis  Pledging My Love   Options         1:28:18 (Pop‑up)
Karen Mantler  Wintertime   Options Business Is Bad  ECM   
Options
1:31:19 (Pop‑up)
Dixie Cups  People Say   Options The Complete Red Bird Recordings  Varese Sarabande      1:35:44 (Pop‑up)
Silver Apples  I Don't Care What the People Say   Options The Garden  Whirlybird      1:39:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani  
Soundmaker Blues   Options Musica Elettronica Vol.2        1:42:27 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Feelings   Options Ultimate Hits  Future Logic Development Corp  Prize up for grabs - pledges of $20 or more get you in the drawing. 
Options
1:45:33 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Rodeo Butterfly   Options Ultimate Hits  Future Logic Development Corp  Prize up for grabs - pledges of $20 or more get you in the drawing.    1:47:36 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Dear Mom and Dad   Options Ultimate Hits  Future Logic Development Corp  Prize up for grabs - pledges of $20 or more get you in the drawing.    1:50:58 (Pop‑up)
Juniors of Carnarsie High School  Over the Rainbow; Alma Mater   Options     Part of grand prize    1:54:07 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Van Pop   Options Ultimate Hits  Future Logic Development Corp      1:57:02 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Mini Mountain Queen   Options Ultimate Hits  Future Logic Development Corp       

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Michael:

You rang?
Avatar 12:01pm It's just Bob:

good afternoon
Avatar 12:02pm Mayuko:

Hello, Charlie and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm annie:

good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Charlie:

Hello Michael! Now It's Just Bob! Mayuko! and Annie!
Avatar 12:05pm βrian:

Just clambered in through the Overton Window. Ready for some Artisanal Nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

A reminder:
For your pledge to be credited to this show, and for you to be eligible for prizes during the show, you must follow the steps illustrated here:
blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm listener james from westwood:

Hey there, Charlie, Mayuko, and all! All manner of computer fuckery keeping me from working in a straight line but not missing this for anything!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

Hi there, ßrian!
Avatar 12:07pm It's just Bob:

i.imgur.com... PLEDGE!!!
Avatar 12:07pm βrian:

I nailed that little Plus Sign!
Avatar 12:07pm Mayuko:

$75 or more pledge will automatically get you Charlie's DJ Premium "Larger Than Life" comes with WFMU T-shirt and sticker wfmu.org... AND also get you enter into drawings to win prizes/grand prizes!! Great deal!
Avatar 12:09pm Mayuko:

Ha ha, I hope that HYPNOTOAD will hypnotize people and make them pledge, Bob!!! Great help!!
Avatar 12:09pm Mayuko:

In the meantime, we've got some people to thank!

Fred, from Somerville MA!

Jonathan, from San Francisco CA!

Bill, from Brooklyn NY!

Simon, from Bainbridge Island!

Claudio, from Quebec City, CANADA!

& Our own Jesse Kaminsky & Bill Mac!

Thank you all for your generous pledges! Keep it coming, people!
Avatar 12:10pm Flash Strap:

Hey Guys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Yes, this frog emits a scent that causes people to pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Hello Flash Strap!
And thank you everyone who has pledged so far :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, Charlie!
Avatar 12:11pm Mayuko:

Woohoo! And there we got another GENEROUS PLEDGE!

Brian, from Madison WI! THANK YOU!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Uncle Michael:

Open your hearts...and see if your wallet is in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm listener james from westwood:

UM! Flash! All! Merriment and music abound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

I'm sitting in a room where can hear Charlie and Diane Kamikaze at the same time.
Avatar 12:15pm βrian:

Very Cog Diss, Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm listener james from westwood:

It's like a double-scoop of Shangri-La and Xanadu!
Avatar 12:20pm Mayuko:

Hooray, Great Britain checking in!

Matthew! from London, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PLEDGE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

Hello Uncle Michael! James!!
  12:25pm sugarwolf:

Hello!! Trying to find time to sneak away from work and pledge...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

Hi Sugarwolf! Great to see you, whether you can sneak a pledge in or not :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Charlie:

Greatest rhyme ever:
"I only have one desire,
and that is to satisfy ya"
Avatar 12:28pm Mayuko:

Don't forget to credit to Charlie and click the +plus button thingy before you submit your pledge! see instruction: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar 12:30pm Mayuko:

Another wonderful pledger checked in!
Robert! from Brooklyn, NY!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Avatar 12:30pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hi ndBob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm listener james from westwood:

It makes me so happy to hear pledges to this show.
  12:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello from my 15-minute break at work! Now break open that piggy bank and pledge in honor of Charlie's outstanding broadcast!
Avatar 12:39pm βrian:

Ren-and-Stimpy happy, James?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Artie Haywire:

Feed The Toad!!
Avatar 12:39pm Roberto:

Hola Carlito!
Avatar 12:41pm βrian:

Léchez le crapaud, mon confrères !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Charlie:

Hey! Doug!
Hiya Artie!
Hola Roberto!
Avatar 12:41pm βrian:

Eh "mes confrères ...."
Avatar 12:42pm Mayuko:

OK, here's the first lucky prize winners:

Ariel Pink - Pom Pom goes to...

Fred! From Somerville, MA!!!


and Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There goes to...

Robert! from Brooklyn, NY!!

Thank you Fred & Robert, for your generous support!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Artie Haywire:

And now I'm hungry for Donuts.
Avatar 12:44pm Roberto:

I remember Context '70! Linda...is Beautiful
Avatar 12:45pm ndbob:

@Charlie I remember hearing excerpts from the Carnesie LP on the very first show of yours I ever heard -- and the very first show I heard on the Internet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

βrian: The happy-happy joy-joy dance is in progress!
Avatar 12:47pm ndbob:

The Kropotkins are great
Avatar 12:49pm βrian:

Opps. The stream just flipped. ..
Avatar 12:49pm Mayuko:

Do all/many of the high schools in the US make CDs like that?? Very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Michael:

Kydor Kropotkin is pretty great too.
Avatar 12:49pm Roberto:

WTF
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Charlie:

having trouble with internet, damn
Avatar 12:50pm βrian:

Now it's some kind of "ethnical" music. .... And now it's back to normal.
Avatar 12:50pm Roberto:

OK relaunching the pop-up fixed it.
Avatar 12:53pm Mayuko:

In the meantime, we got another pledge.
Gary! from Silver Spring, MD!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS PLEDGE!!!
Avatar 12:53pm It's just Bob:

radio dj remix?
Avatar 12:56pm Roberto:

Best Cardigans song right here.
Avatar 12:57pm It's just Bob:

that Kropotkins track was fantastic.. damn
Avatar 12:57pm βrian:

Single-Payer health care makes this possible, don't you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

Thanks for you pledge, Gary!
Yes, the Kropotkins are amazing.
Avatar 12:59pm Mayuko:

The Kropotkins could be yours only for $20 (or more) pledge!! Pledge right now and enter the drawing! Don't forget to credit to Charlie & click the plus button thing! blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar 1:00pm βrian:

I'm thinking about buying my first cardigan, actually. I think it may be time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Charlie:

And please remember:
For your pledge to be credited to this show, and for you to be eligible for prizes during the show, you must follow the steps illustrated here:
blogfiles.wfmu.org...
  1:01pm gary mitchell:

you're welcome chaz.. great music to pledge by
Avatar 1:01pm βrian:

Wow, either my sinuses cleared or the right channel just woke up.
Avatar 1:04pm Mayuko:

Alright! I would like to thank another wonderful pledger:

Zoe! from Sugar Loaf, NY!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Avatar 1:04pm βrian:

The sun is now over the yard arm here on the isthmus, and the food carts beckon.
Avatar 1:05pm ndbob:

Heya Garryy!
  1:05pm gary mitchell:

mistah bob!
Avatar 1:06pm βrian:

Can I send a Felafel Pledge, with tahini and hot sauce?
Avatar 1:06pm Mayuko:

almost one hour left and we're almost at 50%! show some radio love, help Charlie push to 100% in the second hour!!!
Avatar 1:06pm Roberto:

Mmm falafel
Avatar 1:11pm Mayuko:

ok, winner announcement time:

The lucky pledger who won The Kropotkins is....

Claudio!! from Quebec City!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, CLAUDIO!
Avatar 1:19pm It's just Bob:

well ... gotta pledge again to this show, crossing fingers for some sublime frequencies
Avatar 1:21pm Mayuko:

ONly $20 or more pledge and you can enter the drawing to win Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia Vol. 1 right now! Make sure to credit Charlie so that I can get you in the drawing! blogfiles.wfmu.org...
Avatar 1:23pm βrian:

Horns so tight you couldn't slip a piece of paper between. them!
Avatar 1:23pm Mayuko:

ohh, Robert from Brooklyn checking in again! THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!!!
Avatar 1:25pm βrian:

What? Recidivist pledges?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

The very best kind of repeat offenders.
Avatar 1:29pm It's just Bob:

isn't it sort of a bummer when you find a sweet compilation or obscure record you love to death.. then you type it in and ALL of it is posted to youtube?! ... I guess it's a great thing of technology.. but a part of me has a bit of disdain.. perhaps greedily wanting it to be my own special thing. seems silly to complain about now that Im typing it out. also.. who is gonna own these sweet artifacts of musical goodness if they can just click around..
Avatar 1:32pm βrian:

Or maybe a Bánh mì sandwich?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

Well, (it's just) Bob, the quality on YouTube is pretty poor, though...
Avatar 1:34pm Roberto:

I hear she got another cat.
Avatar 1:36pm Mayuko:

Yes! Pledge right now to enter the drawings!!
Avatar 1:36pm It's just Bob:

yeh.. today the quality ain't as good. but not many people notice or care.. and it'll just keep improving with technology. oh well. forgive my ranting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Charlie:

Roberto -- All those songs about Arnold; he must have been a special cat!
Avatar 1:40pm Mayuko:

THANK YOU THANK YOU to

Ann! from Suffolk, GB!!!

Thank you for your pledge!!!
Avatar 1:42pm Mayuko:

ok, Prize announcement time!

The lucky pledger who won Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia Vol. 1 is....

Matthew!! from London, GB!!!

and, Karen Mantler's "Business is Bad" goes to...

Zoe! from Sugar Loaf, NY!!!

Congratulations, Zoe and Matthew!!! & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Come on people, you can still enter into the drawing for the last prize & GRAND PRIZES!! Now is the time to pledge!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, wow, Bran Flakes!
Avatar 1:46pm It's just Bob:

alrighty gotta get me some lunch. thanks charlie!! and mayuko! great show as always. thanksss
Avatar 1:46pm Mayuko:

Hooray!! I'd like to thank:

Michael! from Rockport, MA!!

Thank you so so much for your generous support!
Avatar 1:47pm Mayuko:

Enjoy your lunch, Bob, and thank you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Charlie:

Thanks bob, seeya
Avatar 1:49pm Roberto:

Oh man I love this part...dee dee
  1:49pm gary mitchell:

Was so groovy to meet Otis at the FMU Record Fair 10 years ago - he is the King of Enthusiasm.
Avatar 1:52pm Mayuko:

Pledge now! This fun LP of The Bran Flakes could be yours for $20 or more!!! Don't forget to credit it to Charlie: blogfiles.wfmu.org...
  1:53pm gary mitchell:

This track should be issued on 45.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Charlie:

Yes, Gary -- Otis is Mr Energy and Enthusiasm!
Avatar 1:55pm βrian:

"Owah nation ..."
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

David Lee Roth is cheering for one more pledge!
Avatar 1:58pm Mayuko:

Prize announcement time!

Bran Flakes's LP goes to....

Michael!! from Rockport, MA!!!

Congratulations, Michael!!! Thank you so so much for your support for the station & Busy Doing Nothing!!!
Avatar 1:58pm Mayuko:

Aaand, Grand prizes winners!

The lucky pledger who won Juniors of Canarsie High School is:

GARY!! from Silver Spring, MD!!!!

South Side Senior High School, Rockville Centre, Long Island goes to:

BRIAN! from Madison, WI!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS, Gary and Brian!!!!!! We really appreciate your generous support!!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

fantastico!
Avatar 1:59pm Mayuko:

Woohoo! Last minute pledge from:

Jack!! from Westfield, NJ!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Avatar 1:59pm ndbob:

congrats Gary and Brian!
Avatar 1:59pm Roberto:

That was a whole lotta nothin' Charlie! Keep on keepin' on.
Avatar 2:00pm Mayuko:

My pleasure, Charlie!!! Thank YOU!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie and Mayuko and lovely lis'ners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Michael:

Yea! Thanks to Charlie and Mayuko too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Charlie:

Thanks everyone! Enjoy the rest of the marathon!
Avatar 6:44pm livchatel:

"take my lips" "what for?" ) Great version of All of me! Thank you!
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