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Playlist for 06 January 2011 Options | Wake up and smell the seltzer

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
R. Stevie Moore  Melbourne   Options Phonography  Recommended; Sundazed reissues 
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0:00:00 ()
Trio  Wake Up   Options Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him (various artists)  Polydor    0:03:21 ()
Gen Ken Montgomery  Wake Up   Options Because Tomorrow Comes #1  Because Tomorrow Comes    0:05:47 ()
Joya Bravo  A Millie   Options     found this on Dollar Van Demos  0:06:39 ()
Martinibomb  Dueling Word Banjos   Options     download here  0:10:21 ()
Holiday City Hot Cha Kitchen Band  Welcome From Holiday City   Options Hey Look Us Over  Jotone  download here  0:12:47 ()
R. Stevie Moore  Everything   Options Conscientious Objector      0:14:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Barry Gray 
Man in a Suitcase   Options (TV show theme)    info  0:18:04 ()
Imitation Electric Piano  Tension   Options Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds  Drag City 
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0:20:12 ()
Ford Theater  Wake Up in the Morning   Options Time Changes  ABC    0:24:29 ()
Dionne Warwick  I Say A Little Prayer   Options hits collection  Scepter    0:27:34 ()
Amy X Neuburg  Insomniac   Options Residue  Other Minds    0:30:30 ()
Roy Wood  Wake Up   Options Boulders  United Artists    0:33:40 ()
People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz  Social Folk Dance   Options Rhapsody in Glue  Arts Council, England  download here or here  0:37:31 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Frank Pahl 
Only Love Can Break Your Heart   Options unreleased euphonium collection      0:43:24 ()
The Shaggs  My Pal Foot Foot   Options Philosophy of the World  Third World; RCA 
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0:45:51 ()
Les Surfs  Adieu Chagrin   Options La France et Les Beatles, vol. 4  Magic Records  cover of "There's a Place"  0:48:18 ()
Sonic Youth  Little Trouble Girl   Options Washing Machine  DGC    0:50:22 ()
Only a Mother  Tango   Options Feral Chickens  T.E.C. Tones    0:54:34 ()
The Yung & Moore Show  Taking Your Stuff   Options Yung & Moore Versus the Whole Gaddam Stinkin' World  Orgone  a dozen cover versions of this song can be found here  0:57:03 ()
Dusty Springfield  The Windmills of Your Mind   Options Dusty in Memphis  Atlantic    1:00:44 ()
Moon Dawgs  Keep on Pushing   Options A Deadly Dose of Wylde Psych (various artists)  Arf Arf    1:04:26 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alan Hawkshaw 
Sky Train   Options KPM 1192: The Road Forward  KPM    1:07:02 ()
The Delta 5  Mind Your Own Business   Options 7-inch single; Singles & Sessions 1979-1981  Rough Trade; Kill Rock Stars 
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1:09:19 ()
Captain Beefheart  Big Eyed Beans from Venus   Options Clear Spot  Reprise    1:12:21 ()
Dr. Octagon  Earth People   Options Dr. Octagonecologyst  Dreamworks    1:16:48 ()
Kool Keith  Seltzer Water   Options from YouTube video      1:21:40 ()
Lovin' Cohens  Noshville Katz   Options 7-inch single  MGM    1:22:23 ()
Robert Marcel Lepage  Pee Wee fait des archaïsmes, moi je fait des anachronismes   Options Pee Wee et Moi  Ambiances Magnetiques    1:25:01 ()
Satanicpornocultshop  Comment Te Dire Adieu   Options Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos      1:28:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Perrey & Kingsley 
Swan's Splashdown   Options The Essential  Vanguard    1:31:38 ()
Public Image Ltd.  Radio 4   Options Second Edition  Island 
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1:34:58 ()
Don Trust  Slowbird   Options Dont Rust      1:37:37 ()
Little Jimmy Scott  On Broadway   Options The Source  Atlantic    1:40:40 ()
Les Double Six  Rat Race   Options The Double Six of Paris  Capitol    1:44:22 ()
R. Stevie Moore  Employees Must Wash Hands   Options Platformat; Unpopular Singer Vol. 6  R. Stevie Moore    1:47:16 ()
Mrs. Miller  Moon River   Options Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?!  Capitol    1:50:13 ()
Felix Kubin & Coolhaven  There Is a Garden   Options Suppe Für die Nacht  Brombron    1:52:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone 
Matto, caldo, soldi, morto ... giorotondo (from Vergogna Schifosi)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    1:56:32 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/6/11 9:01am annie:

here you are!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:02am Harv from Seattle:

Back in the saddle, Nothingman!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:02am charlie:

hi annie! aw, shucks, i didn't get to post the first comment! welcome everybody...
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:03am Vicki:

herro
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:04am Drummer Some:

Annie has the quickest trigger fingers in the East. Go Charlie go!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:04am victor in Albany:

good stuff as always, Charlie. Never heard of RS Moore. Was pretty good.
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:04am charlie:

herrooo vicki! and yo harv! and hi mr drummer!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:04am Michael:

A tad late but here now - Hiya Charlie!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:06am Shaun:

Morning, Chas. Happy New Year!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:08am Camilla:

Nothing like the sound of crows cawing to wake one up!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:09am charlie:

Catching up on the hellos: Hi Victor! Morning, Michael, Shaun. Cam -- wake up! (caw caw)
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:10am charlie:

and, Victor, more R. Stevie Moore to follow. Don't get me started on RSM....
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:11am victor in Albany:

tom tom club remix?
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:12am charlie:

you betcha -- pretty bold, eh?
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:14am Laura L:

HNY, Charlie! Holiday City Hot Cha Kitchen Band is reminiscent of the lovely Mary Kay Singers.
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:17am Drummer Some:

The snow is wafting down here in chilly Pittsburgh. Perfect morning for staying in and doing Nothing.
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:17am charlie:

Oh yes, Laura, love those Mary Kay singers!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:18am t in o:

waking up with you in ohio
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:19am charlie:

good morning, t in o!
:)
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:23am Vicki:

pouring with rain into my afternoon slump
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:25am charlie:

Pouring rain is good for an afternoon slump. Sunny here, second cup of tea. Is it time for the post-slump cuppa?
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:26am Michael:

Cold here in Boston - must be pretty cold up in VT!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:28am Gary the M:

oooh yeah
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:28am charlie:

Yes, it won't get above freezing here today, pretty typical.
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:29am Vicki:

this song is perfect
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:29am charlie:

Hey, good morning, Gary!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:29am charlie:

yes, she's imitating a trumpet there
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:30am Vicki:

the trumpet makes me laugh
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:31am charlie:

yes, it's corny :)
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:32am charlie:

I've been obsessed with this Amy X Neuburg album for months...
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:33am Gary the M:

she could make microwave wave
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:34am Gary the M:

nice seg
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:37am charlie:

this is the most multi-instrumental one-man band album ever
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:37am Camilla:

Gotta fly away now to "birdland" . . . tweet tweet. Thanks for the wake up call ! Maybe I'll listen to the rest later . . .
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:39am charlie:

say hi to the little birdies, cam!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:40am Gary the M:

impressive piece o music here
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:42am charlie:

you can download the album, Gary -- check the links on the playlist...
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:43am Gary the M:

here! hear!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:43am Vicki:

we're just singing on top of Nana Mouskouri, more or less
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:45am victor in Albany:

I first heard "English Country Garden" when in Brixton prison,,, my cell mate had a transistor radio. Ah, the memories
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:45am charlie:

yes, aren't we all?
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:45am Belford:

I love Frank Pahl!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:46am charlie:

Probably not the association most people have with that song, Victor!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:47am charlie:

I love Frank Pahl too -- great work with Only a Mother, Scavenger Quartet, and solo too
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:48am t in o:

what is music?
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:49am charlie:

after the Wiggins sisters, aka the Shaggs, the definition of what is music changed forever!
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:51am charlie:

post-modern shangri-las song here
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:55am charlie:

Here's Frank Pahl again, with Only a Mother
  Thu. 1/6/11 9:59am victor in Albany:

that's a great bunch of songs in a row, good mood music ,,, nicely done.
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:02am charlie:

they just seem to line themselves up, somehow, but thanks, Victor!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:04am Laura L:

It's the simile song!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:05am charlie:

you've gotta "like" the simile song!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:10am annie:

if i "like" it, ill you data-mine? i think i'll "like" it without the click. great show this am
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:13am an old fan:

happy new year, charlie!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:15am charlie:

happy new year, old fan!
yes, annie, you can "freind" "windmills" if you "like"
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:16am charlie:

R.I.P. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. Back to Venus at last...
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:20am Gary the M:

channeling Gil Scott Heron
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:20am ndbob:

Heya Charlie!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:24am charlie:

Good morning, Bob -- thanks for dropping by.
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:24am charlie:

"herring in wine sauce"/
"shouldn't be a total loss"
-- such a rhyme!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:28am Gary the M:

swangin' number
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:29am ndbob:

indeed Gary
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:31am charlie:

this is a cover of a song originally done by Francoise Hardy
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:31am victor in Albany:

It was a huge hit for her
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:33am charlie:

Yes, and her name is little know here (except on WFMU)
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:36am ndbob:

I remember listening to Francoise n seventh grade French class.
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:37am charlie:

I wish our French class was so hip! I do remember our English teacher playing Simon & Garfunkel -- ah, the sixties...
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:38am victor in Albany:

Is this off of PIL's record that came in a metal box? and was impossible to get the LP out of the box?
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:39am Gary the M:

lucky you, bob - all we got was Gilbert Becaud
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:42am charlie:

That's the one -- "Metal Box" -- although it was was subsequently issued as "Second Edition" -- much easier to open!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:45am Belford:

My all-time fave musician, Yusef Lateef, plays on that Jimmy Scott record under the pseudonym "Joe Gentle."
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:46am Drummer Some:

Hey, Yusef is my all-time musical hero/rabbi/guru, too. Can we share?
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:47am Gary the M:

great to hear the double six, man
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:47am ndbob:

yep - i recently found a double six lp online
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:50am Gary the M:

that mimi perrin is somethin' else
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:50am charlie:

That's cool, Bob! I've only ever had a CD re-ish and mp3s from online. Nice find. They worked with Quincy Jones and Diz, and begat the Swingle Singers (via Ward Swingle, who was in the Double Six)
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:51am charlie:

Capitol records -- responsible for Les Double Six *and* Mrs. Miller!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:51am ndbob:

this was an mp3 lp ....i actually wasn't familiar with them until i found it
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:52am t in o:

ahhh...thanks for this...
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:54am ndbob:

great show charlie - i can never seem to get up and ready to hear it all love- so i'll catch the rest on the archive
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:54am charlie:

well, nice to have in any format, bob...
and all versions of moon river are wonderful, t in o!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:55am charlie:

that's why the archives are there, bob -- glad you were here live for the second half.
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:55am ndbob:

yep - there was an mp3 compilation of 25 versions of moon river
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:56am charlie:

do you still have the link for that moon river comp, bob? please drop me a line if you do!
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:58am charlie:

Hey everyone -- thanks for listening and joining in the comments today! See you all next time.
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:58am ndbob:

i'll look for it charlie - it was quite a while ago
  Thu. 1/6/11 10:59am Gary the M:

thanks for hipping me to amy x.neuberg this morning
  Thu. 1/6/11 11:00am Michael:

great stuff - thanks Charlie!
  Thu. 1/6/11 11:00am charlie:

glad you liked that one gary!
  Thu. 1/6/11 11:01am charlie:

oh you're welcome Michael -- thanks for being here!
  Thu. 1/6/11 4:44pm Listener Katya Oddio:

Spent the morning and early afternoon laughing and singing -- all thanks to Charlie. Thanks! Really fun show! If I still have "Noshville Katz" in my head this time next week, I may be less enthusiastic. ;)
  Fri. 1/7/11 11:30am charlie:

Thanks for the comment Katya. And here's hoping that Noshville Katz gets out of your head soon!
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