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Playlist for 09 May 2013 Options | Now we're partying

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a scene from Jacques Tati's "Playtime"

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Henry Mancini  The Party   Options The Party (soundtrack)  RCA    0:00:00 ()
The B-52's  Party Out of Bounds   Options Wild Planet  Warner Bros.    0:02:11 ()
T.J. Miller  The Kleptones: Partying with T.J.   Options The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art ReMixTape (various artists)  Illegal Art 
watch the video
0:05:28 ()
Maggie Estep  Hey Baby   Options No More Mister Nice Girl  Imago    0:08:35 ()
Pink Lemonade  Get This Party On   Options   Pink Lemonade    0:10:55 ()
Wanda Jackson  Let's Have a Party   Options 45 @ 33  Capitol    0:13:13 ()
Fred Astaire, Johnny Green and His Orchestra  Top Hat, White Tie and Tails   Options Starring Fred Astaire  Columbia 
stills and synopsis of the entire film here
0:15:47 ()
Music behind DJ:
The Dook 
Port Side Party on the Poop Deck   Options Super Hooper Dookie Ba  hippocamp netlabel  info, download  0:18:23 ()
Ralph Lowe  I Wanna Party on Friday Night   Options MSR Madness Volume 2: The Makers Of Smooth Music (various artists)  Carnage Press  "song poem" anthology  0:21:27 ()
Shel Silverstein  Goin' Up to Charlie's   Options unreleased demo      0:23:54 ()
K. Flay  Party   Options I Stopped Caring in '96  K. Flay    0:25:25 ()
Claudine Clark  Party Lights   Options Girl Groups (various artists)  Rhino    0:27:07 ()
Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra  Well Did You Evah? (from "High Society)   Options 7-inch single  Capitol    0:29:30 ()
Fountains of Wayne  Janice's Party   Options Radiation Vibe EP  Atlantic    0:32:14 ()
Orchids  Yes We Can Can   Options Major Force (various artists)  Mowax    0:34:54 ()
Irene Dunne  Invites Beer to Her Parties   Options       0:38:30 ()
Music behind DJ:
The Spinanes 
I Heart That Party with the Monkey Kitty   Options Manos  Sub Pop    0:40:01 ()
Junk Culture  Young Love   Options Wild Quiet  Illegal Art    0:42:53 ()
Fay Lovsky  Party Time   Options Sound On Sound Confetti  Basta    0:47:06 ()
Pere Ubu  (Pa) Ubu Dance Party   Options Dub Housing  Chrysalis    0:50:14 ()
Groucho & Chico  The party of the first part...   Options A Night at the Opera      0:54:45 ()
Beatrice Lillie  I've Been to a Marvelous Party!   Options A Marvelous Party with      0:55:58 ()
Randy Newman  Mama Told Me Not to Come   Options Live  Reprise 
Roy Lichtenstein
0:59:11 ()
Kurtis Blow  Party Time   Options best of  Mercury    1:01:05 ()
Christopher Komeda  Rosemary's Party   Options Rosemary's Baby (soundtrack)  Dot    1:05:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Missing Brazilians 
Quicksand Beach Party   Options Warzone  On-U Sound    1:07:34 ()
Jona Lewie  (You'll Always Find Me in the) Kitchen at Parties   Options On the Other Hand There's a Fist  Stiff    1:13:05 ()
Amos & Sara  Syphillis Party   Options The Private World of Amos  It's War Boys    1:16:46 ()
Essential Logic  Horrible Party   Options Fanfare in the Garden  Kill Rock Stars    1:18:51 ()
Bestline Products  How to Book a Bestline Party   Options It's a Wonderful New Bestline World   
info, download
1:22:10 ()
Replacements  Swinging Party   Options Tim  Sire    1:23:33 ()
RX  Birthday (party party mix)   Options       1:27:24 ()
T.J. Miller  Now We're Partying   Options The Extended Play E.P.  Comedy Central 
no, really, watch the video
1:31:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
Birdy Nam Nam 
Abbesses   Options Birdy Nam Nam  Uncivilized World    1:34:17 ()
Claudine Longet  Nothing to Lose   Options The Party (soundtrack)      1:39:59 ()
Pointer Sisters  Yes We Can Can   Options The Pointer Sisters  Blue Thumb    1:42:13 ()
Marshall Crenshaw  Monday Morning Rock   Options Field Day  Warner Bros.    1:48:03 ()
Fats Domino  Blue Monday   Options My Blue Heaven - The Best of  EMI    1:51:09 ()
Peggy Lee  The Party's Over   Options Latin ala Lee  Capitol    1:53:18 ()
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
The Party   Options The Party (soundtrack)  RCA    1:57:13 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:31am pacific standard simon:

Montik gornisht,
Dinstik Gornisht
Midwoch an Donnerstik gornisht
Fritik, far a noveneh gornisht pikveleh
Shabas nach a mool gornisht
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 11:39am Charlie:

Thursday, a whole lotta nuthin' (and a Fugs-y Thursday to you too Simon)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:42am pacific standard simon:

Nothing's plenty for me. Top o'the morning, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:42am Uncle Michael:

Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 11:45am listener james from westwood:

happy fugsday to all!
  Thu. 5/9/13 11:50am Katya:

Party! Happy day, gang! David Byrne looping in my mind!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 11:51am Charlie:

Good day, Uncle Michael, James & Katya!
Ain't nothin' but a party...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:51am Brian C.:

Perfect, you'll be playing the soundtrack to my window washing party!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:52am pacific standard simon:

That picture makes me think of Martha and The Vandellas... and Louis Prima.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 11:56am Michael:

Hiya Charlie. Hiya fellow partygoers. We’re gonna pass out on the couch tonight – Alright!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 11:58am ndbob:

morning Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Kanui and Lula providing a terrific entree to Charlie's show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:00pm Michael:

Finishing up Laura Cantrell's fill-in from Saturday. Miss her on the air and recommend the show for some of her insights on a certain George Jones.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:00pm Carmichael:

Good day Charlie and Nothing-doers.
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:01pm pseu:

Chizzy on the decks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:02pm Parq:

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Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:02pm Charlie:

What a nice crowd! Hey Brian, Michael, Bob, Doug, Carm, Parq, and Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:02pm pacific standard simon:

@Parq - Steve Reeves boobs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:03pm Parq:

I am looking forward to Doing Nothing. It will be far preferable to my current status of doing something. And of course, by "doing something", I mean "pretty much hitting myself over the head repeatedly with a two by four".
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

birdy num nums.
bir-dy num nums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

I'm heading out to do something but I'll be at my desk doing nothing, shortly.
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:05pm Tower:

Hello everyone. Listening today but can't chat much.
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:05pm Tower:

Love the '2s!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:06pm still b/p:

Halloo. Busy decoding nothing: Party Out Of Bounds =POOB, which, when reversed, is Boop, and Betty looooved to pahhhty.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:08pm Rich in Washington:

Nice kick off! Really diggin' the soundsz
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:09pm Charlie:

hey Tower, b/p, Rich
new we're partying
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:09pm Charlie:

this track is so puerile, but it so cracks me up
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:10pm frenchee:

Party down! Those Kleppies are definitely puerile, thanks for my next WORD OF THE DAY, ChazLEW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:10pm pacific standard simon:

Busy drinking nothing... WAITER!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:10pm listener james from westwood:

it's like king missile, beck, and wayne butane locked themselves in a room and said we're cranking out a track or dyin tryin!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:11pm still b/p:

Grab a shopping cart, pile it with party goods and meet me in the Pure Aisle!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:12pm Rich in Washington:

Eric Kleptone is a friggin' genius...
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:12pm Carmichael:

Wow, B52s right out of the chute. The party starts early!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:12pm Rich in Washington:

Love Maggie... I haven't heard that track in ages...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:15pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie & listeners.
@Michael Laura's covering Terre T's show was an education. She seems to be losing her accent though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:17pm pacific standard simon:

Genius, Charlie, genius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:17pm Parq:

Wrong-speed-plays are a staple of FMU free-form, but that was particularly appealing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:18pm Brian in UK:

Hey Parq have you tried hammering a beefy ole nail into that there wood for a full effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:19pm Parq:

Have a care, there, Brian; Donny Vomit {Google it} I ain't.
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:20pm Katya:

Party on the poop deck!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:20pm still b/p:

I thought it was sounding like the later wind-down stages of a party, but didn't realize it was Wanda in drag....so to speak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:20pm pacific standard simon:

Nailing or stapling rekkids to the turntable is frowned upon by FMU management.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:25pm listener james from westwood:

hey, those nails and staples don't grow on trees! they got a budget to mind!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:28pm listener james from westwood:

"party like hamlet"—glorious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:29pm pacific standard simon:

"(05-08) 17:53 PDT OAKLAND -- A human head was found Wednesday at a West Oakland recycling company, police said." --SF Chronicle

Damn, the Re-animator is real!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:29pm Charlie:

hi frenchee! glad you enjoyed the word of the day :)
thanks for that track, katya!
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:31pm Katya:

"Port Side Party on the Poop Deck" by The Dook from Super Hooper Dookie Bay album
cover art at last.fm
download album from Hippocamp
download album from Archive
It was also one of the demo albums is given away for free through the official Jim Noir newsletter Noir Club
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:31pm Carmichael:

Just kinda rolls right off the tongue, Katya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:32pm Parq:

Never realized before that most of the asides in the Debbie/Iggy version were duped from the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:41pm Uncle Michael:

The Wanda was brilliant. What a great show, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:43pm still b/p:

I had few bright moments with Uintas and Lagunitas last night. Irene wasn't there.
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:46pm bob from bushwood:

sorry i'm late to the party. has anybody identified the theme picture? is it from the jacques tati movie where he destroys the nightclub restaurant?
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:47pm Charlie:

Hello bob from bushwook -- exactly right, that pic is from Tati's film, Playtime
  Thu. 5/9/13 12:49pm bob from bushwood:

Playtime--sweet anarchy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:52pm pacific standard simon:

Are we having fun yet?
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:52pm Charlie:

Also inspired the Blake Edwards film whose title song started off the show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

@Simon: I don't hear sirens yet.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:55pm Monica:

chaz, you're all business in front, party in the back! do you have noel coward's "i've been to a marvelous party"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:57pm Michael:

I remember seeing Playtime for the first time on Channel 13 when very young and it making quite an impression. Re-watching relatively recently was wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:58pm Parq:

Hah. Segueing from Pere Ubu to the Marx Brothers. Reminds me of the time you segued from Alan Sherman to the Selector.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

Playtime broke Tati but it was probably worth it. It's genius.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 12:58pm pacific standard simon:

Now there's service for ya, Monica!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 12:59pm Charlie:

It was all cued up, Monica!
  Thu. 5/9/13 1:00pm Katya:

Had ANYONE heard this Beatrice Lillie track before? Impressive Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:01pm Monica:

too funny, chaz & pacific standard simon... i couldn't have liked it more!
  Thu. 5/9/13 1:01pm dc waters:

I forgot my mantra ...
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:05pm northguineahills:

Thought I'd drop by for a few minutes.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:07pm Carmichael:

The party just got funky, ngh! Hope you brought your glitter boots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:07pm pacific standard simon:

@dc - "OM money makes me hum".
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:13pm northguineahills:

I think I did it wrong. My boots are filled w/ glitter. Makes dancing a little gritty.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:14pm listener james from westwood:

gary gritter over here. and his sister, sandy gritter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:18pm pacific standard simon:

Now, now -- let's not act all grittier than thou!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:20pm listener james from westwood:

oh, man, i thought we were going to "phyllis's party"! who's got some penicillin?
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:21pm northguineahills:

I've never seen Krzysztof Komeda referred as Christopher. Nice!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:25pm northguineahills:

I like my two hours jam-packed.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:25pm listener james from westwood:

you're not selling no-way products, are ya?
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:25pm still b/p:

"I like excited people."
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:29pm listener james from westwood:

oh, i was hoping for party-party. best thing to come out of the bush admin aside from donotcall.gov.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

My girl likes to party all the time.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

GWB is never going to go out of style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:29pm Uncle Michael:

In fact, she loves to.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:30pm listener james from westwood:

heh, i remember a zippy the pinhead strip in which he hears that eddie murphy song and asks, "potty all the time?!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:31pm pacific standard simon:

That's why she became my party doll -- sorry, UM.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:31pm northguineahills:

I have a sneaking suspicion that this set has something in common w/ Megan's Underwater Theme Park.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:35pm Carmichael:

OK, back after a knockout Java update. Sheesus, I hate that program.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:36pm pacific standard simon:

The party on the left is now the party on the right.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:41pm listener james from westwood:

abscesses? abscissas? abscences?
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Birdy num num: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:42pm pacific standard simon:

Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Charlie's going to wind up in the pool by the end of this
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:42pm ndbob:

Claudine!.. had a feeling you might play this
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:43pm Carmichael:

Mmmmm, Claudine Longet ...
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:47pm Charlie:

yes, @kenzo, i'll be in the pool scrubbing the paint off the elephant
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:47pm pacific standard simon:

"Yes We Can Can" -- irresistible.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:47pm Carmichael:

Don't eat the brownies, Charlie! No, wait ... EAT THE BROWNIES, CHARLIE!!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:47pm listener james from westwood:

my mom explained who longet was when she got me to see :the party." the sat night live bit where they had the claudine longet biathlon was therefore a million times funnier when i eventually saw it.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:49pm northguineahills:

I love that movie (the Party).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

I arrived in Aspen the day Spider was shot by Claudine.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:53pm Carmichael:

Sounds like we're moving into the hangover phase.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:54pm still b/p:

@ UM -- That's a line for a book or film opening. And there's your weekend assignment.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:54pm listener james from westwood:

and normally when I hear "aspen shooting," i'd have thought hunter thompson.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:55pm northguineahills:

Call me if you find my pants, thanks for the invite, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:56pm pacific standard simon:

Thursday I have Nothing on my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

What's that floating in the fish tank? Ew.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:57pm Charlie:

Thanks for dropping by the party today, radio pals! I look forward to reading all your comments later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:57pm pacific standard simon:

Don't look in the punch bowl.
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

i'll call a cab for everyone as soon as i can find my phone. which might be on the roof. in my pants.
glorious show, charlie!
Avatar Thu. 5/9/13 1:58pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:59pm Uncle Michael:

I have a strange urge to listen to The Bulls of Salamanca.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 5/9/13 1:59pm Lewis:

time for "Bongos, Flutes, Guitars"
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