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 08 September 2016 Options | Take it to the bridge

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
The Pygmies of the Ituri Forest  Birds and Crickets; Bark-Cloth Hammering with the Voices of Young Boys in the Background   Options The Pygmies of the Ituri Forest  Folkways     
Joji Yuasa  Oen (A woman named En): Part 1   Options Music For Theatrical Drama      0:01:00 (Pop‑up)
Big Boy Cleveland  Quill Blues   Options I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore: 1927-1948 (various artists)  Mississippi 
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0:02:51 (Pop‑up)
Piero Umiliani  Sortilege   Options Africa      0:05:26 (Pop‑up)
Blues Project  Flute Thing   Options Projections  Verve Folkways    0:08:56 (Pop‑up)
Zerihun Beqele  Samesh Man New?   Options Orchestra Ethiopia (Ethiopiques 23)  Buda Musique    0:14:43 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  Flute Loop   Options Ill Communication  Grand Royal / Capitol    0:18:32 (Pop‑up)
John Lurie  Stink   Options Get Shorty (soundtrack)  Antilles 
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0:20:31 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Pierre Bastien 
Eloj du Piqueupe   Options Musiques Parallo├»dres  Lowlands    0:25:20 (Pop‑up)
Allman Brothers Band  Les Brers in A Minor (first section!)   Options Eat a Peach  Capricorn    0:30:12 (Pop‑up)
Terry Riley  In C (excerpt)   Options       0:33:54 (Pop‑up)
Willem Breuker  Continuous C Sharp   Options Lunchconcert for Three Amsterdam Street Organs  Bvhaast    0:37:31 (Pop‑up)
Oakland, CA, elementary school children  Excerpt from "Around D"   Options Big Music, Little Musicians  Big Music 
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0:39:15 (Pop‑up)
W.A. Mozart  String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K. 593: I. Larghetto - Allegro   Options Quartetto Stradivari +with Karine Lethier: Mozart - The String Quintets  Dynamic    0:42:06 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Bolliger & Gloor 
Kaffeebraun   Options Summloch  Bolliger & Gloor    0:51:35 (Pop‑up)
Gatanga Boys Band  Keep Change Kairitu   Options Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s  Sound Way    0:56:24 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine   Options Star Time  Polydor    1:00:33 (Pop‑up)
Four Tet  Field   Options Randoms  Four Tet 
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1:05:59 (Pop‑up)
Bob Hund  Bob Hund: 1999   Options Jag rear ut min sjal? Allt skall bort!!! (I'm putting my soul up for sale! Everything must go!!)  Silence    1:11:44 (Pop‑up)
Mabel Mercer  It's Delovely   Options Sings Cole Porter  Atlantic    1:14:23 (Pop‑up)
Angel Olsen  Intern   Options My Woman  Jagjaguwar    1:18:05 (Pop‑up)
Angel Olsen  Never Be Mine   Options My Woman  Jagjaguwar    1:20:53 (Pop‑up)
The Caravelles  Hey Mama You've Been on My Mind   Options Folk Rock and Faithfull (various artists)  RPM 
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1:24:40 (Pop‑up)
My Bubba  Big Bad Good   Options Big Bad Good  Tone Tree    1:26:51 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel    1:30:25 (Pop‑up)
Big Daddy Kane  Ain't No Half Steppin'   Options Long Live the Kane  Cold Chillin'    1:35:19 (Pop‑up)
Invisibl Skratch Piklz  Holy Crap . . . Who Goes There? (from the forthcoming album, The 13th Floor)   Options Live at Red Bull Thre3style 2015  Gallactic Butt Hair    1:40:30 (Pop‑up)
"Onyx," Presented by the Wethersfield Music Dept.  Godzilla   Options Poly High: School Bands Play the Classics (various artists)  Amalgamated Incorporated 
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1:44:24 (Pop‑up)
Coati Mundi  Que Pasa (Me No Pop I)   Options Mutant Disco (various artists)  Ze    1:47:45 (Pop‑up)
Clara Nunes  Afoxe pra Logun   Options Nacao  EMI Brasil    1:53:09 (Pop‑up)
Alan Parker and John Cameron  Range Rover   Options Afro Rock  KPM    1:57:52 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Parq:

Wanna buy a bridge?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Charlie:

I might need one.
  12:01pm Listening Out There:

Greetings. I live a couple miles from where the playlist photo was taken...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm thatpatsmith:

yippee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Michael:

Hello all and especially our bridge-builder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Charlie:

Greets to:
Listening Out There
thatpatsmith
Michael !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Parq:

Don't care in which part of you they fix their bridge-work sets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

Good Thursday, Charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

Parq -- was about to ask where that line came from, then I remembered -- Hunting Tigers out in India!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

Hey there listener James :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

hey there, melinda -- how are things in your part of the world today?
Avatar 12:09pm northguineahills:

Wow, this Blues Project has been heavily sampled by DJ Shadow (?) (taking a tutorial, so, I can't focus too much on the music.)
  12:10pm jan:

Flute thing! Excellent Record- still have the LP and just spun it last week. Irwin played some
Tom Wilson Riff that had the same opener,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

hi northguineahills and jan :)
well, the beastie boys did a rap over the riff from this song, for one (or three)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm melinda:

Things are pretty good here. Muggy, but good.
Avatar 12:13pm schmutz:

oh boy I made it to the livestream
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

muggy here too! let's try to get un-mugged. is that possible?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Busy doing flutething.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Parq:

Charlie, when does it start to get nice up your way? We're looking at six weeks minimum in your old home town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm doctorjazz:

Time for some nothingness, hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Charlie:

howdy, schmutz, Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

hey doctorjazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Charlie:

Parq -- you mean nice, leaf-peeping-wise, or just nice weather?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Parq:

Well, I assumed they went hand in hand, but I meant nice weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Carmichael:

Heya Charlie, hopefully Vicki is listening and will add this to her recent shittyflute series.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Charlie:

Hi Carmichael -- well, Vicki's show is done for the summer, I think. But the shittyflute will live on...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm melinda:

I love John Lurie's movie scores. I only learned of this one fairly recently though.
Avatar 12:21pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Charlie:

me too, melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

hi Mayuko! so nice to see you :)
Avatar 12:23pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, Melinda everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

the score for Stranger than Paradise is gorgeous.
also, there's a cd of Manny & Lo / African Swim, very nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Charlie:

hey there, ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm melinda:

Manny & Lo/African Swim is the one I was thinking of. It's great, and it was hard to find, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm listener james from westwood:

So that's where that "Stink" track comes from! I've heard it in movie ads and trailers since, like for the semi-questionable film that used the Fish Called Wanda cast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm doctorjazz:

Great Allman Brothers track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm doctorjazz:

Allmans and Blues Project, makin' me happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Charlie:

Hey, doctorjazz, sorry to cut it off! (just wanted to hear the drone-y intro)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

Get in D...down D...funky D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm doctorjazz:

I was waiting for it (the Allmans teack) to take off...
had to do some work, I MISSED WILLEM BREUKER!!! One of my favorites! (seen him in concert a number of times when he made a US appearance, man, was that a fun show).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm doctorjazz:

The Mozart will do, though, see the set theme, cool set!
  12:47pm jan:

Charlie- The Tuna: has got good taste! Mozart!a,
  12:50pm jan:

BTW is that the Pulaski Skyway on today's page?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Charlie:

jan -- that is: The ship Monongahela, passing under the incomplete Aurora Bridge, Seattle, Washington, 1931.
  12:57pm Listening Out There:

Charlie, jan, et al - In the photo, the tug had to move the schooner from Lake Union to Puget Sound, to prevent the schooner from being trapped by the slightly shorter bridge. Those darn bridges...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

Listening Out There -- thanks for the story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Uncle Michael:

Here it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm listener james from westwood:

By coincidence to the Godfather of Soul, I'm now editing a bit of text about occupational therapists helping patients out of bed!
Avatar 1:01pm ndbob:

thanks LOT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Charlie:

live performance of Sex Machine:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Charlie:

James -- Get them up, get them into it, get them involved!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm mauri:

sleeping in the forest would do the trick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm doctorjazz:

Love that, LJFW-that song should be required background for all OT and PT sessions.
Avatar 1:14pm geezerette:

Hey Charlie & crew; doing nuthin', but hearing sumthin'! :)
(sing it Mabel!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Charlie:

mauri -- sleeping in the forest with the pygmies...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

hi geezerette :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

It's impossible to transcribe some of those "de-" words; they're so funny...
Avatar 1:17pm geezerette:

I LOVE Cole Porter. Elegant bad boy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Charlie:

Hello Guido!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19pm Parq:

For years, I thought one of the lines in that Porter song was "It's dilemma." Turns out it's "It's de limit." Tschh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Guido from Cologne:

Is the new Angel Olsen worth the money?
Already have tivkets for her concert i8n October.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Charlie:

Guido -- I'd love to see her play. I like everything I've heard from the album so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Guido from Cologne:

She often looks angry on stage!
Thanks 4 the info, I'll get the albjm in advance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Charlie:

She sounds like she's working through some anger...
Avatar 1:27pm geezerette:

Parq,wasn't that a great version?! Ella Fitzgerald's delivery is great too, no doubt about words. His lyrics go on forever,there are stories about his ability to improvise at parties leaving guests hysterical with laughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Guido from Cologne:

... sure she is ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Parq:

Geez, never heard a version of that I didn't like. I even think the adapted version that got made into a 7UP commercial in the 70s was kinda cute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Parq:

There's a version of Sex Machine on the Apollo Vol 3 album that just kills me. Just knocks me flat.
Avatar 1:34pm geezerette:

Parq, :D !
  1:37pm holland oats:

bdk!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Charlie:

holland oats!
  1:42pm holland oats:

gettin' meta widdit
Avatar 1:45pm Roberto:

I've always had a soft spot for these high school renditions of rock standards.
Avatar 1:46pm Roberto:

That was a good drum break!
Avatar 1:51pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar 1:53pm geezerette:

Good time Charlie!
Avatar 1:54pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm doctorjazz:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Parq:

Another bridge to enjoyment, C. Enjoy whatever weather it is you're having.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

hi Roberto!
Thanks to everyone for playing busy doing nothing with me today! see you next time. Stay tuned for Matt Fiveash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Michael:

Afternoon flying by - thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Always a fun time, Charlie! Thanks! [plays "Taxi" opening theme and drives over bridge w/ Manhattan in background]
  2:01pm Listening Out There:

Thanks for sparing us "Dental Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
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