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 24 May 2012 Options | The bellows blow forward and the bellows blow back [on Instrumentutionalized: The Accordion]

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
George Wright  Tumbling Tumbleweeds   Options Encores  High Fidelity     
Cinematic Orchestra  Breathe (feat. Fontella Bass)   Options Ma Fleur  Ninja Tune    0:02:52 ()
Sonic Youth  Dirty Boots   Options Goo  DGC    0:08:56 ()
Eric Andersen  Thirsty Boots   Options 'Bout Changes 'n' Things, Take 2  Vanguard    0:14:04 ()
Jimmy Durante  In the Other Fellow's Yard   Options Hello, Young Lovers  Warner Bros.    0:19:10 ()
Tito Burns & His Sextet  East of Suez   Options 100 Accordion Jazz Classics (various artists)  The Orchard    0:21:49 ()
AKA Gelbart  Baby It's You   Options Please Please Me    get it  0:23:44 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
Theme from The White Dawn   Options Days of Wine and Roses (box set)  RCA    0:26:42 ()
Silver Apples  Dust   Options Silver Apples  MCA    0:30:10 ()
Captain Beefheart  The Dust Blows Forward and the Dust Blows Back   Options Trout Mask Replica  Reprise    0:33:55 ()
Mothers of Invention  The Air   Options Uncle Meat  Bizarre/Reprise    0:35:33 ()
cast member  Air   Options Hair (original cast album)  RCA    0:38:27 ()
Talking Heads  Air   Options Fear of Music  Sire    0:39:45 ()
Laura Veirs  Lonely Angel Dust   Options Carbon Glacier  Nonesuch    0:43:00 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Jerry Goldsmith 
New York Skyline   Options In Like Flint/Our Man Flint  Varese Sarabande    0:45:57 ()
Nunzio and His Accordiocats  Washington Post March   Options Accelerated Accordions  Family Records    0:50:12 ()
Art Van Damme Quintet  Nicollet Avenue Breakdown   Options A Perfect Match  Columbia    0:52:40 ()
Fluerash Folk Orchestra  Gipsy Game   Options Moldavian Folk Music (various artists)  Sounds of the World    0:54:34 ()
Will Holshouser Trio  Reed Song   Options Reed Song  Clean Feed    0:56:50 ()
Trio Fa  Tsapika 2000   Options Madagaskara 2: Current Popular Music of Madagascar  Globe Style    1:01:22 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Art Van Damme 
Deep Night   Options 100 Accordion Jazz Classics (various artists)  The Orchard    1:05:57 ()
Real Fish  Monday   Options A Very Big Band in Heaven    downloaded here,from WFMU's Beware of the Blog  1:09:33 ()
Brave Combo  Oaxaca   Options World Dance Music  Four Dots    1:13:02 ()
Luiz Gonzaga  Seu Januario   Options Global Accordion: Early Recordings, 1927-1948 (various artists)  Wergo    1:15:16 ()
Alcione  Forro do Xenhenhem   Options Fogo da Vida  RCA Victor    1:17:40 ()
Begnagrad  Pjan Ska (Drinking One)   Options Begnagrad  Mio    1:20:42 ()
Lawrence Welk  Bubbles in the Wine   Options best of  Dot    1:23:38 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Art Van Damme Quintet 
Poinciana   Options A Perfect Match  Columbia    1:26:17 ()
Bratko Bibic & The Madleys  Sackamra   Options Bratko Bibic & The Madleys of Bridko Bebic  LabelUsineS    1:29:31 ()
Wiener Original Schrammeln  Slibowitz-Tanz   Options Global Accordion: Early Recordings, 1927-1948 (various artists)  Wergo    1:33:59 ()
Jostiband  Maladie d'amour   Options 10 Jaar Jostiband  Jostiband    1:37:22 ()
Attwenger  Dum   Options Dog  Trikont    1:41:30 ()
Pere Ubu  Miss You   Options The Tenement Year  Enigma    1:44:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Jerry Goldsmith 
New York Skyline   Options In Like Flint/Our Man Flint  Varese Sarabande    1:49:35 ()
Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern  Happy   Options Accordance  Winter & Winter    1:52:33 ()
Yoko Ono  Spec of Dust   Options Walkling on Thin Ice  Ryko    1:55:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
Appalachian Lullaby (feat. Nina Persson)   Options First Love, Last Rites (soundtrack)  Epic/Sony    1:59:14 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 5/24/12 11:53am Michael:

Crazy morning here in the Hub but strapped in now. Halo charlie!
  Thu. 5/24/12 11:56am kat330:

Hi, Charlie, Michael and those soon to arrive! Got here on time for once.
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 11:56am charlie:

hello Michael -- maybe the day will be a little less crazy now!
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 11:57am charlie:

good morning, early adopter kat330!
  Thu. 5/24/12 11:59am kat330:

So you're going to be bellowing at us today, eh?
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:01pm ndbob:

heya Charlie, Kat, Michael, everyone!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:02pm Michael:

Ahhh,,,,things seem much better now....
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:02pm charlie:

Hiya Bob!
Bellowing at ya from Bellows Falls, VT (nearby town).
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:02pm kat330:

Bob! Tumblin' Tumbleweed, a classic in any format on any instrument.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

All morning I was busy doing nothing. Now I'm busy doing actual STUFF. And listening to the ray-dee-oh, at least for the time being. HI CHARLIE! :-)
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:06pm charlie:

Hi Wendeeeee!
How was your radio show last night on WVEW?
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:09pm Webhamster Henry:

Bellows Falls is a longtime clown town for Spoonerists.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie, thanks for asking! I am very happy with it. I totally felt "on" last night. You know the feeling. When it all comes together nicely, and even a mis-cue (d'oh!) doesn't matter.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:12pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I haven't heard this Sonic Youth song since I was 17. It's the perfect teenage song!
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:12pm charlie:

Great, Wendy :) That's a good feeling.
Yes, Henry, that's how we refer to that town 'round here!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:13pm ndbob:

What time is your show on Wendy?
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:13pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Webhamster Henry, you are so right about Fellows... er, I mean Bellows Falls. It's a local long-running joke.
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:13pm charlie:

It'd take a teenage riot to get me out of bed right now....
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:14pm kat330:

Hey, Webhamster, if you enjoy Spoonerisms, here are some I've "composed": http://kat330.posterous.com/shortz-cuts-spoonerisms
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:14pm charlie:

7-9pm Wednesdays, Bob:
wvew.org
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:15pm Wendy del Formaggio:

ndbob, I'm on Wednesdays from 7-9pm Eastern Time. Tune in! My show is called "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:17pm kat330:

And I haven't heard "Thirsty Boots" since I was a young teen. Thanks for inter-generational programming, Charlie! :)
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:19pm charlie:

Septuagenerian programming coming up!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:21pm ndbob:

TY Wendy... I had a friend whose Dad was in the Coast Guard, and one of his assignments was to look for the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:21pm Lewis:

I don't know what it is about Durante, but I *really* like him.
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 12:23pm charlie:

Hi Lewis! He seems so sincere.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:23pm kat330:

@Wendy: A quick glimpse of your program description, yes, you fit very nicely in the FMU fold.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:24pm Van in DC:

Oh, hello there Charlie and everyone. Late but I have a good excuse - I was listening to a GTDS show from some years back on archive :)
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:26pm Lewis:

@charlie - yes and he doesn't take himself too seriously
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:35pm kat330:

Speaking of septuagenarians: Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:37pm Webhamster Henry:

@kat Yank thou!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:38pm Gary Mitchell:

This set is wickety wack!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:39pm kat330:

You're wost melcome, Wenry! :)
And Charlie, thank you for this set, taking me back to some, wavy memories. :)
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:40pm Webhamster Henry:

is Talking Heads AIR in the offing? and now that earth and air air covered, how about fire and water?
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:40pm don:

hello air and charlie and all !
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:42pm kat330:

Ding, ding, ding. Although, CHARLIE is actually playing the version by a gruesome group called "TaKing Heads." Heh!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:43pm Michael:

And the Sweetbreaths!
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:45pm kat330:

Or & the Executioners.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:46pm Michael:

Taking Heads is the house band at King's Landing
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:51pm kat330:

This one's great on a caliope as well.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:54pm Michael:

Just saw the In Like Flint music bed - love those movies as a kid. My ringtone is the ringtone from the movie. Annoying to others but I love it.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:56pm still b/p:

This is great. I see sparkly sports jackets for every number in the set.
  Thu. 5/24/12 12:58pm kat330:

a-ONE and a-TWO...yes, sparkles and bubbles.
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 1:00pm charlie:

Hi Gary! Hello Don! Yo still b/p!
Henry -- next week: fire and rain (just kidding)
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:00pm Laura L:

I believe The Main Squeeze is just about the last accordion shop remaining in NYC, owned by the wunderbar Walter Kuhr, and where you can sometimes find the amazing artist Paul Lincoln, who can build custom accordions. www.mainsqueeze-nyc.com
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:03pm kat330:

Aw, with the sp. fix, Charlie, my "Taking Heads" comments will make no sense. Par for the course. ;)
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 1:06pm charlie:

Hi Laura L! Sounds like a great place, for players and non-players alike.
Well, kat330 -- I had to fix it once you mentioned it :)
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:07pm ndbob:

heya Gary!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:07pm Gary Mitchell:

hey ND man
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:13pm Wendy del Formaggio:

ndbob and kat330: Sorry! I was in another window, writing. ndbob: Cool! I hope he didn't have to listen to that insufferable song while he searched. kat330: Why shucks, thank you! I grew up listening to FMU since I was 12, so there's been plenty of time for it to sink in...
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 1:14pm charlie:

Hey, it's the wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:15pm Wendy del Formaggio:

And you can read all about it in the Wreck of the Rutland Herald!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:16pm kat330:

Accordion in major keys may be all sparkly jackets, but in the minor keys, and like that wonderful Real Fish piece, so great to choreograph tangos to.
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:24pm Webhamster Henry:

Walter also repairs your busted accordion, and last time I was there has some reasonably priced Chinese ones.
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:31pm kat330:

Or a sweet little waltz...
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:34pm ndbob:

nice one here Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 1:39pm charlie:

Jostiband: "As the largest music group of mentally handicapped in the world, this group from Zwammerdam has been playing music with great success for more than almost fourty years."
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:44pm kat330:

I like that "more than almost" descriptor!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:44pm Van in DC:

Guess I came in at the wrong time earlier. mosying on back to the archive show I have on hold I goes. Have a good week.
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:45pm kat330:

Hey, Van! No wrong time on the perpetual stream!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:53pm northguineahills:

Nearly missed the whole show.
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:54pm Gary Mitchell:

been diggin' it.. thanks Chaz!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show as always Charlie!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:57pm northguineahills:

There's never too much Yoko!
  Thu. 5/24/12 1:58pm kat330:

This is scary (hiding my eyes).
  Thu. 5/24/12 2:00pm northguineahills:

Wish I was here for more o the show, but the tapas I got was well worth it!
  Thu. 5/24/12 2:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Very nice array of Accordion picks, Charlie. SAY: "Klu-sev-ik".
  Thu. 5/24/12 2:01pm kat330:

Thanks for all the fresh air, in and out, Charlie! Next week!
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 2:03pm charlie:

thanks for dropping by today, everyone! see you next week
  Thu. 5/24/12 2:03pm Michael:

D'oh! Damn work! Thanks as always charlie.
Avatar    Thu. 5/24/12 2:03pm charlie:

OK, thanks, Henry! always wondered about that...
  Thu. 5/24/12 9:17pm Van in DC:

Good luck on your show Charlie, and good bye.
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