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 29 December 2016 Options | This is the year, and these are the months of the year

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Marvin Miller (with Chuck Berghofer, bass and Shelly Manne, drums)  Green Eggs and Ham   Options Dr. Seuss Presents Green Eggs and Ham ... and Other Stories  RCA Camden; Buddha reissue  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Hi-Lo's with The Marty Paich Dek-Tette  Mayforth   Options And All That Jazz  Columbia  0:07:06 (Pop‑up)
Don Simmons  May   Options Organ Grinder Pizza, volume 2  Organ Grinder Pizza Restaurant, Portland, Oregon  0:11:23 (Pop‑up)
Basil Kirchen  I Start Counting   Options Fuzzy-Felt Folk (various artists)  Trunk  0:14:08 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:18:25 (Pop‑up)
Carole King/Maurice Sendak  Chicken Soup With Rice   Options Really Rosie  Ode  0:22:49 (Pop‑up)
Guess Who  When Friends Fall Out   Options American Woman  RCA  0:27:04 (Pop‑up)
Chordettes  Shine On Harvest Moon   Options Listen  Columbia  0:30:03 (Pop‑up)
George Barnes Octet  Sunny Day in May   Options The Complete Standard Transcriptions  Soundies  0:33:23 (Pop‑up)
Arnold Lobel  Spring   Options Frog and Toad Are Friends  Scholastic  0:36:09 (Pop‑up)
Alec Wilder Octet  She'll Be Seven in May   Options Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder  Columbia  0:40:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:44:20 (Pop‑up)
Cibo Matto  Águas de Março   Options Super Relax  Warner Bros.  0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
Art Garfunkel  Waters of March   Options Breakaway  Columbia  0:51:10 (Pop‑up)
Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet  I'll Remember April   Options Mambo With Tjader  Fantasy  0:54:36 (Pop‑up)
Chrysalis  April Grove   Options Definition  MGM  0:57:55 (Pop‑up)
ProleteR  May Flowers (featuring Taskrok)   Options Curses From the Past  Dusted Wax Kingdom  1:00:51 (Pop‑up)
Antônio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina  Águas de Março   Options Personalidade  Philips  1:03:27 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel  1:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Julius Hemphill  The Painter   Options Dogon A.D.  Mbari  1:11:36 (Pop‑up)
Blood, Sweat & Tears  Sometimes in Winter   Options Blood, Sweat & Tears  Columbia  1:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Hoarfrost   Options A Thousand Leaves  DGC  1:17:17 (Pop‑up)
Anne Laplantine  December   Options Childish Music  Staubgold  1:22:21 (Pop‑up)
George Shearing Quintette  September in the Rain   Options 78  MGM  1:24:50 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  First Week/Last Week...Carefree   Options Talking Heads '77  Sire  1:28:10 (Pop‑up)
Folk Implosion  Fall Into November   Options Dare to Be Surprised  Communion  1:31:25 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
The Red Crayola 
Parable of Arable Land   Options The Parable of Arable Land  International Artists; Decal reissue  1:34:53 (Pop‑up)
Emil Richard  Garnet (January)   Options New Sound Element "Stones"  Uni  1:37:42 (Pop‑up)
Bob and Ray  Interview with Children's Books Author, August T. May   Options WOR-AM 1975    1:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Minutemen  June 16th   Options Double Nickels on the Dime  SST  1:43:00 (Pop‑up)
October Country  October Country   Options October Country  Epic  1:44:50 (Pop‑up)
Mr. Bitterness and the Guilty Pleasures  Days Months Years   Options Epic Flail    1:47:19 (Pop‑up)
The Young Adults  Christmas in Japan in July   Options Live in Providence, 21 March 1978 (WBRU broadcast)    1:51:19 (Pop‑up)
Andore Kandore, aka Inoue Yosui  Kandore Mandore   Options Japanese Folk, Rock, and Enka: 1969    1:54:15 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.  1:57:33 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am People Like Us:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am People Like Us:

oh
that was a vase with a flower in it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Charlie:

It's -- very, pretty?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Charlie:

maybe it fell over :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Good Tuesday, Charlie, Vicki, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Charlie:

Hello People Like Us! Hello James!
  12:05pm P-90:

I wonder: is this actor/announcer Marvin Miller who was the voice of Robby the Robot in the Science Fiction classic "Forbidden Planet"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Charlie:

P-90 -- Yes!
  12:07pm P-90:

I dig the slightly "Beatnik" vibe on the backing arrangement. Cool, Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Scraps:

this is a story about a child growing up to be a murderer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie! I'm home staring at the snow. I guess that's pretty busy...doing nothing. Happy new year everyone!
  12:10pm P-90:

...and something about possibly "doing it" with a goat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Charlie:

Scraps -- you must be a riot with the Rorshach inkblots...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Charlie:

Hi Wendy! It's a good day for staring at snow:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Webhamster Henry:

More Vocalese!
Former DJ Dorian's record "Imaginary Release" puts words to some Satie pieces!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, happy Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Charlie:

Hey there, Webmaster Henry! and doctorjazz too:)
  12:16pm Listening Out There:

How does Vicki B (PLU) do it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Scraps:

@Charlie: "It looks like a crab happily scuttling under a rock, unaware that a big dinosaur is going to STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP ALL OVER THE CRAB LEAVING CRAB BITS AND EFFLUVIA, and eat him."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Webhamster Henry:

en.wikipedia.org...
  12:25pm rf:

Oh my what a treat to tune in just as C.S.W.R. is on the radio! Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Scraps:

Oh I really really REALLY love Really Rosie!
  12:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Expect a request for April March. Greetings, Cholly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Charlie:

Hi Listening Out There! hello rf! Doug!
  12:26pm Asher Susswein:

Chicken Soup With Rice...great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Uncle Michael:

Did I miss the Shel Silverstein?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Scraps:

Wait, I want Tipsy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Charlie:

Hi Asher! Hello Uncle Michael! No, you didn't, but I may have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm annie:

maurice sendak!!!.. lovely illustration. turning off the bach and switching to the GTDS stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Charlie:

@Scraps -- sorry, Tipsy was the talkover music, I entered it in the wrong place:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Scraps:

awww

:-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Scraps:

Frog and Toad!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Webhamster Henry:

These Arnold Lobel narrated Frog & Toad stories are so much better than that crummy musical they made of the stories a few years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Scraps:

Frog and Toad Are Squished
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Scraps:

Most children say at this point, "But what does Toad do when he finds out Frog has lied to him? It's the next page, right?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Scraps:

that's right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm annie:

see, if my kid were to ask, i say.... LOVE....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Scraps:

Pierre is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Scraps:

ohmigod! waters of aqua is SO GREAT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Charlie:

the moral of Pierre is... care!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Scraps:

argh March

trying to speak in two languages at once
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Scraps:

THANK YOU

I think this is one of my ten favorite songs ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Webhamster Henry:

There are lots of good Aguas De Marcos out there. It always sounds kind of clunky in English to me though.
  12:54pm testingwithfire:

Why does Art sound... Autotuned ? (good afternoon all)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Scraps:

My fav version is Tom and Elis. It's good in English too, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm annie:

years ago, wwoz had a saturday afternoon dj who played almost every cover of that in her show.. it was great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Scraps:

Breakaway is one of those albums that came out in several packages. Trying to break out Art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Scraps:

@annie, I want every version out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Charlie:

Henry, agreed the English doesn't, shall we say, flow as nicely as the Portuguese, but I like the words, and I don't often get to hear them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm annie:

scraps, it was a joy to hear. and she was actually able to fill the time and sure knew how to segue them with each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Scraps:

THANK YOU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Scraps:

I love that they are happy singing this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Webhamster Henry:

My pregnant wife and I sang it in Portuguese at the Loser's Lounge in 1997.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hey NuttinDoers! Charlie, you're making a cold ,dank day as good as it can get. I'ii take some of that March Agua right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Scraps:

Henry, that's great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Webhamster Henry:

There's a video of Elis & Tom singing this that is just great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Scraps:

My late wife Velma and I sang it at Marie's, but our version was very amateur. But the memory is good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

@Henry -- !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm Charlie:

Hi Kevin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Charlie:

Yes, Henry -- that video is priceless:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:18pm doctorjazz:

Been back to this Al Kooper version of BST recently, love that 1st album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm Charlie:

drjazz -- that first album is a fave of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Ike:

Just got here. What's the penalty for such tardiness?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm annie:

a high-five ike, you made it here, that's all that counts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Charlie:

Welcome, Ike -- you must now do nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm annie:

True Story, yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Ike:

Oh no! Not nothing! No thing is the worst thing imaginable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Charlie:

The question is: Can you actually even imagine nothing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm People Like Us:

well that certainly shut everyone up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm Charlie:

haw haw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm ⓘⓚⓔ:

Imagining nothing is hard work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm People Like Us:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Scraps:

weeping with laughter
  1:44pm P-90:

Good 'ol Bob and Ray
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Scraps:

Bob and Ray interview Shel Silverstein
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Scraps:

minutemen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Charlie:

I about fell off my chair laughing listening to that last night:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm annie:

i loved 'Merry Backstage, Noble Wife".... bingeing on those shows can be hazardous.. too much jollity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm doctorjazz:

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!
(man, has to be better than 2016, at least, I hope so...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm doctorjazz:

Fun show (as usual), thanks Charlie, here's to more nothingness in the new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Charlie:

I wish you all a good new year. Thanks for listening today. See you next time :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Calenderlicious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

A fine end to the year! Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm People Like Us:

Peaceful 2017 peoples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Scraps:

This was excellent! Thank you!
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