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 05 May 2016 Options | Me and my shadow, you and your shadow

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  For What It's Worth   Options Four Sider  A&M     
Sunseri  Peace Frog   Options Pull Up The Paisley Covers: A Psychedelic Omnibus (various artists)  Aether    0:03:23 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  Ghetto Defendant (with Allen Ginsberg)   Options Combat Rock  CBS    0:05:57 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Change of the Guard   Options Can't Buy a Thrill  ABC    0:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Syl Johnson  We Did It   Options Mississippi Main Man  Backbeats    0:14:00 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Cleaners From Venus 
Balloon Drop Shadow   Options In The Golden Autumn  Cleaners From Venus 
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0:16:32 (Pop‑up)
BJ Block & Dawn Pemberton  You Happy?   Options The Land of Make Believe      0:20:18 (Pop‑up)
Monie Love  I'm a Believer   Options In a Word or 2  Warner Bros.    0:23:30 (Pop‑up)
DJ Shadow  Mutual Slump   Options Endtroducing  MoWax    0:27:03 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Swamp   Options Speaking in Tongues  Sire    0:30:49 (Pop‑up)
Lovin' Spoonful  Voodoo In My Basement   Options Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful  Buddah    0:35:58 (Pop‑up)
Monks  Cuckoo   Options Black Monk Time  Infinite Zero    0:38:19 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel 
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0:40:55 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Head and His Family  Down on Me   Options American Primitive Vol. I: Raw Pre-War Gospel (various artists)  Revenant    0:45:40 (Pop‑up)
Big Brother and the Holding Company  Down on Me   Options Big Brother and the Holding Company  Mainstream    0:48:44 (Pop‑up)
Beats International  The Whole World's Down On Me   Options Let Them Eat Bingo  Go-Beat/Elektra    0:50:47 (Pop‑up)
Gilberto Gil  Banda Um   Options Um Banda Um  Warner Bros.    0:55:38 (Pop‑up)
Budo Grape  Sai Ai I Believe   Options Otona Tachi x Kodomo Tachi  Vivid Sound    1:00:19 (Pop‑up)
Glenda Collins  It's Hard to Believe It   Options It's Hard to Believe It: The Amazing World of Joe Meek  Razor & Tie    1:03:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad 
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1:06:04 (Pop‑up)
Television  Friction   Options Marquee Moon  Elektra    1:09:23 (Pop‑up)
Bangles  Hero Takes a Fall   Options 7-inch single  Columbia    1:13:59 (Pop‑up)
Fadhili William & The Black Shadows  When You Visit Taita   Options Before Benga Vol. 2 - The Nairobi Sound  Original Music    1:16:44 (Pop‑up)
Anita Kerr Singers  I Believe to My Soul   Options Stay / Things We Did Last Summer      1:19:28 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood   Options Verve Jazz Masters  Verve    1:22:40 (Pop‑up)
Cannonball Adderley  Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)   Options 7-inch single  Capitol    1:25:22 (Pop‑up)
Phillipa Fallon  High School Drag (watch it here)   Options High School Confidential movie soundtrack (also on The Beat Generation box set)      1:28:22 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  Somebody Got Murdered   Options Sandinista!  CBS    1:30:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon 
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1:34:53 (Pop‑up)
Ojoobe Ha  Sartegar Nakesh Chen   Options Raks Raks Raks - 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene  Raks Discos    1:36:54 (Pop‑up)
Kingston Trio  All My Sorrows   Options At Large  Capitol    1:40:18 (Pop‑up)
Tall Dwarfs  All My Hollowness to You   Options Hello Cruel World  Flying Nun/Homestead    1:43:03 (Pop‑up)
Ryan Hardy  I Don't Get The Buzz Anymore   Options       1:45:16 (Pop‑up)
Laura Nyro  Save the Country   Options New York Tendaberry  Columbia    1:48:31 (Pop‑up)
Chet Atkins  Shadow Waltz   Options Hi-Fi in Focus  RCA Victor    1:52:58 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date   Options 45 played at 33  RCA 
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1:56:03 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:27am βrian:

I obey cats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Charlie:

You must.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Parq:

Old joke: she says, "How did you know that was just what I've been needing?" He says, "How did you know my name is Katz?"
Avatar 12:01pm Jesse K:

Howdy Charlie!
  12:02pm mauri:

charharharlie yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Charlie and all! Cats aplenty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie. Good luck in your herding endeavor!
  12:03pm gary mitchell:

this version's the cat's pyjamas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

I do admire "The Muppet Show" for including this fairly-heavy-for-kids tune in one of its episodes, esp. with a hunting motif.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Howdy, ßrian, Parq, Jesse, mauri, James, Carmichael -- glad to see all you cool cats :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Jeff Golick:

Hooray for our side.
Avatar 12:03pm βrian:

Hey, James. Is your blue pencil sharp and ready to go?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

βrian: Always! With several sharpened backups in case the typos are running thick!
Avatar 12:06pm βrian:

I've always wondered, how does one distinguish between a typo and a random mutation?
Avatar 12:06pm schmutz:

Me-ow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm thatpatsmith:

Regards from my cat Vlad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Michael:

Hiya Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Jeff Golick:

Improving on the one good Doors song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm listener james from westwood:

I kind of think of typos themselves as random mutations, in the sense of them not being deliberate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

Hey there, Gary, Jeff G, schmutz, thatpat, Michael!
Avatar 12:09pm Little Danny:

@ Jeff "Indian Summer" is good, tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Michael:

Birdbrain runs the world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm doctorjazz:

He all, here for more Nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Jeff Golick:

@Little Danny: I'll take your word for it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Uncle Michael:

'allo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm doctorjazz:

Nice ol' Steely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Charlie:

Welcome, Little Danny, doctorjazz, Uncle Michael. Finger foods are over on the sideboard.
Avatar 12:15pm βrian:

Ah, good. I love chili.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm listener james from westwood:

Little Danny! Your debut program was a joy!
Avatar 12:16pm Little Danny:

Muchas gracias James!
Avatar 12:17pm βrian:

Oooh, and is that chocolate pudding?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Uncle Michael:

John-John was the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm doctorjazz:

Just checked out Little Danny's playlist from last week, looks great. The show is past my bedtime, need that beauty rest, have to listen later to the archive after Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Parq:

Cats, camels -- it's all good.
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

I think I just got dumped to the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm listener james from westwood:

Same here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Parq:

I'm okay. Guys, try refreshing your players.
Avatar 12:27pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar 12:28pm ndbob:

I'm fine here too
Avatar 12:29pm bobdoesthings:

hola
  12:35pm gary mitchell:

Monie Love's really branching out... fiddles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm listener james from westwood:

Link Davis, "Bayou Buffalo"'s showing in the players.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Michael:

Keene, we may have a problem.
  12:36pm gary mitchell:

I'm a pop-up dweeb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Stepchild:

The stream is busy doing...something
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Carmichael:

Yes, this is not Charlie's show on the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm listener james from westwood:

Sounded like it switched just there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Charlie:

I'm back, people. Had another computer issue.
  12:38pm gary mitchell:

back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Jeff Golick:

Think we're back, w the Spoonful!
Avatar 12:40pm βrian:

Switching back from the Bi Bim Bap stream. I'm replenished.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Charlie:

thanks to all who hung in there -- wish I could have communicated with you, but had a brief internet blackout, required restarting everything, ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm listener james from westwood:

Back indeed! Sorry the computer's giving you tsuris, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Jeff Golick:

Ugh that sucks, Charlie. Thanks for comin' back!

I was working at home on Monday when all of a sudden my computer, internet, and lighting went dark. Turns out they were doing electrical work in the basement. New laundry machines = yay. Sudden blackout = nay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm doctorjazz:

Is this what Janis/Big Brother started from? Cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, Jeff, that sends a terror thru my home-worker's soul. My bldg's usually good about notifying about outages but they can't cover the doings of every contractor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Charlie:

greetings, ndbob and bobdoesthings, if you're still here! sorry i missed you when you walked in. also stepchild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Uncle Michael:

I run my studio computers' CPUs, external storage, and my modem and router on UPS so that they can ride out a momentary loss of power and to give me time to shut them down if it's not momentary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Guido from Cologne:

Joe Meek!
Avatar 1:06pm βrian:

UM: What's your tornado contingency?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

Yes Guido! You know it's Joe Meek because there's a line about people who live in the moon :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Uncle Michael:

Brian, when the sirens go off, I put my laptop, my medication, a pair of shoes and a six-pack inside the clothes drier and hope the storm misses me.
Avatar 1:10pm βrian:

Wow. Dare I ask what setting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Uncle Michael:

"off"
Avatar 1:11pm βrian:

And, Charlie, where is your studio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm doctorjazz:

Television!!!! GREAT TUNE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm doctorjazz:

I have some sort of power surge thingy at home that has a battery in it, supposed to protect from surge and power outages so you have time to shut down without the disaster that happens in Windows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Uncle Michael:

What's the worst song on Marquee Moon?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

haha, none
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm doctorjazz:

Whose the worse guitarist on that album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm doctorjazz:

The Punk Jam Band.
Avatar 1:16pm βrian:

I experienced a power surge only once. Actually had smoke coming out of the surge protector, and afterward it sounded like a can of sand if you shook it. But it worked, by golly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm listener james from westwood:

Had a computer catch fire a couple of Novembers ago, which was the closest I've come to throwing a computer out a window. And this is coming from a person who used to use QuarkXpress.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Jeff Golick:

Ha. But did you ever use MultiMate?
Avatar 1:21pm βrian:

Why, I remember when Pine was the only e-mail client.
Avatar 1:23pm ndbob:

Great one here Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Charlie:

Glad you dig it, Bob! I like the way they sing the Ray Charles numbers.
Avatar 1:26pm Little Danny:

Yeah, that Anita Kerr Singers track was great. And they even went there during the "you know my name is Ray" part.
Avatar 1:31pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie and everyone; sunshine and aeroplanes playing noughts and crosses with their vapours trials over here.
Avatar 1:33pm Brian in UK:

Is there a copy editor in the house?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm listener james from westwood:

@Brian in UK: There is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

There often are :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm listener james from westwood:

I don't mark points off for tweets, chats, etc. That would be churlish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

I've actually had folks admit being afraid to email me b/c they're worried about my editing them. Good gods, what sort of monster do they think I am?
Avatar 1:44pm Anon fro' Sssx:

Kingston Trio.....nice
Avatar 1:49pm Anon fro' Sssx:

Great video to this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

Hey, 'Anon' -- here's the video link: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 1:50pm ndbob:

Scrolling back I see someone mentioned they have a cat named Vlad - just like my imaginary rat Vlada
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm testingwithfire:

Sunny Laura Nyro! Hi Charlie and gadabouts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

Hey, bob, where can I get my imaginary rat?
Avatar 1:53pm Brian in UK:

@james have you ever see Dark Star, John Carpenter's first film? There was a sort of alien/monster there that tickled the crew on the space ship.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Charlie:

Remember in Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book, the picture of him walking his tiny pet buffalo? Because all Americans were entitled to a free buffalo or something, and he suggested we all pester the govt for our free buffalo...
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

@Charlie - Vlada has one just for you:)
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

I just read that Fermilabs has a name the buffalo contest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Michael:

My cat eats some Buffalo brand cat food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

Please have Vlada introduce me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Charlie:

Blue Buffalo, Michael? Me too. I mean our cat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm doctorjazz:

Time to Shuffle off...
Avatar 1:56pm ndbob:

Excellent show Charlie! and will do of course:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm doctorjazz:

great show, Charlie, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

thanks to all you nothing-doing hangers-in-there for sticking around today! See you all next week. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Parq:

Another great one. That Laura Nyro track was thrilling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks a ton, Charlie!
Avatar 1:58pm A nun fro' Sssx:

Go in Peas, Chaz et Al.
  1:58pm Listening Out There:

Charlie, did you ever track down "Chester and Lester," the Chet Atkins album I mentioned sometime back? Great fun, it is. Background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_and_Lester
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Carmichael:

Thanky Chucky!
  1:59pm gary mitchell:

off to look up Phillipa Fallon...
Avatar 2:00pm βrian:

So long, Charlie. Always obey the cat.
  2:00pm rf:

That last set was amazing thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Michael:

Yup, that's it Charlie. Wunnerful show as always.
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