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Playlist for 15 December 2016 Options | First day of spring

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Eddie Lang  Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2   Options Jazz Guitar Virtuoso  Yazoo   
Focus  Focus III   Options Focus III  Sire  0:03:05 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  Don't Give Up   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel  0:09:01 (Pop‑up)
3rd Bass  Sons of 3rd Bass   Options The Cactus Album  Def Jam  0:12:04 (Pop‑up)
Florida State University Marching Chiefs  You Can't Always Get What You Want   Options Number Twenty  Mark Records  0:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Eltro  Love Is on the Right   Options Past and Present Futurists  Absolutely Kosher  0:19:18 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:22:18 (Pop‑up)
Laleh  Vårens Första Dag (Spring's First Day)   Options Sjung (Sing)  Lost Army / Warner Music Sweden  0:27:26 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  Spring Again   Options The Biz Never Sleeps  Cold Chillin'  0:32:06 (Pop‑up)
Gilberto Gil  Afoxe E   Options Um Banda Um  Warner Bros.  0:36:11 (Pop‑up)
Paolo Conte  Pretend Pretend Pretend   Options Paris Milonga  RCA Italiana  0:40:04 (Pop‑up)
Jackie & Roy  Dahuud   Options Jackie Cain and Roy Kral  Trio Records  0:43:55 (Pop‑up)
Charles Brown  Drifting Blues   Options The Blues (various artists) (box)  Smithsonian  0:46:15 (Pop‑up)
June Christy  Srping Is Here   Options The Intimate Miss Christy  Capitol  0:49:36 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:52:38 (Pop‑up)
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco  El Paso del Mulo   Options Celia & Johnny  Vaya  0:57:34 (Pop‑up)
Big Audio Dynamite  Contact   Options Megatop Phoenix  Columbia  1:02:04 (Pop‑up)
Pizzicato Five  Serial Stories   Options The Fifth Release from Matador  Matador  1:05:44 (Pop‑up)
The 5th Dimension  Skinny Man   Options The Age of Aquarius  Soul City  1:09:24 (Pop‑up)
Imitation Electric Piano  Leave Her Johnny   Options Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds  Drag City  1:12:06 (Pop‑up)
Ibrahim Ferrer  Nuestra Ultima Cita   Options Ibrahim Ferrer  Nonesuch  1:14:46 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel  1:18:40 (Pop‑up)
Guided By Voices  Hold on Hope   Options Do the Collapse  TVT  1:23:19 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  Turn That Heartbeat Over Again   Options Can't Buy a Thrill  ABC  1:26:48 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Cowboy   Options Any Day Now  Philips  1:31:50 (Pop‑up)
Elza Soares  O Canal   Options The Woman at the End of the World  Mais Um Discos  1:34:17 (Pop‑up)
Human Switchboard  (Say No to) Saturday's Girl   Options Who's Landing in My Hangar?; Anthology 1977-1984  Faulty Products; Bar None  1:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Spring  Had to Phone You   Options Spring  Rhino  1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Paul McCartney 
Momma Miss America   Options McCartney  Apple  1:43:16 (Pop‑up)
Lali Puna  Geography-5   Options Faking the Books  Morr Music  1:46:11 (Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart  Moonlight on Vermont   Options Trout Mask Replica  Reprise  1:48:33 (Pop‑up)
The Neon Philharmonic  Cowboy   Options The Moth Confesses  Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records  1:52:30 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:54:50 (Pop‑up)



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am listener james from westwood:

How do, Charlie and all! Serious button game going on with our equestrian Green Fairy over there!
Avatar 12:01pm βrian:

Wow, almost got stuck in the airlock, but I made it. It's up to 0 degrees outside.
Avatar 12:02pm βrian:

Is there a record credit for that hiss?
Avatar 12:05pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

busy greetings to james, ßrian, bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Parq:

Those are nice images.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

@James -- they were out of large buttons for the photo shoot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- the images are from a video that I plan to play later. Link to follow.
Avatar 12:07pm northguineahills:

I'm confused by the weather here, it was 78 yesterday, I miss NYC weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Parq:

Really enjoying hearing this Focus classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Parq:

NGH, not today, you don't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Charlie:

hi NHG -- it's really ----in' cold in the NE US today !!!
Avatar 12:15pm ndbob:

It was 5 here this morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Parq:

Oh man, Charlie, you and segues! Pet Clark into 3rd Bass -- you mad genius.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

tomorrow -- high of 9 here :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Charlie:

@Parq -- I hear they're planning an album together ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm listener james from westwood:

We're to drift down to 15 tonight, but that's a nighttime low. Anytime I post such things on Twitter, a fellow copy editor in VT chortles and posts her negative-number noonday temp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Parq:

Charlie, I would stand in line in the cold for eight hours to buy that album.
Avatar 12:21pm northguineahills:

Booo! FSU!
Avatar 12:22pm northguineahills:

I love wintry weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Charlie:

Parq -- me too!
ngh -- why boo?
Avatar 12:23pm βrian:

Still, I'd take VT.
Avatar 12:27pm βrian:

It's almost the first day of spring in Punta Arenas.
Avatar 12:27pm βrian:

Or summer, I guess.
Avatar 12:27pm northguineahills:

I did my undergrad at a certain university in Gainesville, FL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Charlie:

summer, ja
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Charlie:

Certain University would be a good name for a school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Mark the Sardine:

Hi Charlie! Good start to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

Hey, speaking of schools, here's Mark the Sardine! Hi Mark, welcome to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm listener james from westwood:

@ngh: I much prefer winter to summer, snow subtracted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm listener james from westwood:

(Or at least the shoveling of same.)
  12:35pm jan:

Hi Charlie- Enjoying the show- this time last week, root canal! shoulda brought my headphones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Michael:

Greetings all. First time Charlie booming out of my Alexa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Charlie:

hey jan -- I could title the show, "music to have root canal by" :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Charlie:

Michael! How's it sound, and, who's Alexa? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Michael:

Show sounds great. Doing some window weather proofing even though apparently it's spring.
  12:41pm Listening Out There:

So, Gilberto Gil used to be Minister of Culture in Brazil. Imagine having such a person in your national-level cabinet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Parq:

L Out T -- who would be selected for that role in the US? Why does a certain woman with a "K" name come to mind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mark the Sardine:

This school of sardines salutes you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Michael:

Recent US Sec of Energy:
2005-2009 Samuel Bodman, PHD in Chemical Engineering from MIT
2009-2013 Steven Chu, PHD in Physics from Berkeley. Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997
2013-2016 Ernest Moniz, PHD in Theoretical Physics from Stanford.
2017- Rick Perry, High School Chemistry and Physics. Grades: C,C,D,F and C (in physics). He also got a D in something called 'Meat'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Vaclav Havel was the first Czech Republic President ... just imagine that here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Jeff Golick:

That is grim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Charlie:

hi LOT -- yes, rather different from here, eh?
  12:46pm Listening Out There:

Henry: Yes! And Havel was a big Zappa fan too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Webhamster Henry:

I think he actually called in Zappa for some executive-level advice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Charlie:

greetings, Henry, Jeff -- glad to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Jeff Golick:

@Parq: Kelly Clarkson? Kate Capshaw? Kathy Griffin?
Avatar 12:48pm mark r:

My mom and dad were big Jackie & Roy fans. They're cool. I think Jackie died about a year ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Webhamster Henry:

Charlie, good luck on these spring songs, All I know are ironic songs like "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" and "I Hate The Spring".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Charlie:

sorry -- my bad there...
  12:49pm Jeff g.:

& hello to you, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Charlie:

k.d. lang?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Charlie:

hi mark r! please apologize to the folks for my accidentally cutting off J & R ;)
Avatar 12:51pm mark r:

You bastard! This Charles Brown track is groovy, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

Henry -- despite Miss Christy, this is a show of spring songs as much as today is really the first day of spring!
  12:58pm Listening Out There:

"The Shadow of Your Smile" has some great bits about springtime. First song that comes to mind springwise. Says a lot about the sad state of my brain...
Avatar 1:02pm ndbob:

Maybe Rick Perry will continue to forget there is an energy department even after he heads it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm Charlie:

He's an energy department denier?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm listener james from westwood:

What I can't get over is Perry got a D at Texas A&M in a course called Meats.
Avatar 1:06pm ndbob:

the energy department denies him too
Avatar 1:09pm ndbob:

meat.tamu.edu what a department
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Charlie:

james -- and i doubt it's due to him being a vegematarian...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Charlie:

bob -- wow, that sounds like something made up for the tv series "Community"
Avatar 1:14pm ndbob:

The curriculum is pretty wild meat.tamu.edu...
Avatar 1:14pm ndbob:

etc
Avatar 1:16pm ndbob:

Not to mention the Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

"I'll take liverwurst for $500."
Avatar 1:17pm ndbob:

Well you know Rick Perry would get that one wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Parq:

No, really, the Cuban's make the best music in the world.

Jeff G @ 12:48 -- think the least attractive picture of a nice ass you've ever seen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24pm Parq:

"the Cubans" -- oh, Ike is going to blast me for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Stanley:

Oh no, Steely Dan.
I go all weird when they're played.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Uncle Michael, Uncle Jesus:

hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

lol, Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm listener james from westwood:

@Parq, this copy editor is chill w/r/t innocent typos among friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Stanley:

I mention Steely Dan and waddya know, on cue, Uncle Michael/Jesus pops up.
Let us pray
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Uncle Michael:

Don't miss my show tomorrow, Stanley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Stanley:

My Friday afternoons are not the same without ya, UM.
Avatar 1:48pm ndbob:

The Honeys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Charlie:

Thank you Bob! I'm mixing up my girl groups. The Blossoms were the group that Phil Spector recorded as the Crystals or something...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Jeff Golick:

@Parq: I'm sad to say that your suggestion made it all too apparent to me who you were talking about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm Charlie:

Kate Smith?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I just named a new computer Beefheart.
Avatar 1:53pm ndbob:

@Charlie - The Blossoms did lots of backing vocals - The Honeys did some too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Stanley:

Gimme dat ole time religion
Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Michael:

Flurries now on this Spring day.
Avatar 1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie! not to mention what I learned about meat science while listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Michael:

Actually more like a snow squall off the ocean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Charlie:

Great to see you all! See you next time:)
Avatar 1:59pm northguineahills:

danks charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks for putting a spring in my step, Chaz!
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