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"Cocoa Beach, FL/Stockholm," postcard collage by Mary Lydecker

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Don Cherry  I Walk   Options Home Boy Sister Out  Barclay     
5th Dimension  Sky & Sea   Options Individually & Collectively  Bell 
Video worth watching for those outfits!
Watch the Travelling Sunshine Show opening!
0:03:04 ()
Beach Boys  Passing By   Options Friends  Capitol    0:06:42 ()
R.E.M.  Endgame   Options Out of Time  Warner Bros.     0:09:00 ()
The Mometers  I Gotta Walk   Options Meet the Mometers  The Mometers    0:12:43 ()
Ryan Hardy  Oh My Stars   Options Day  Wombnet  free download, here, and here  0:15:36 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:17:39 ()
Incredible String Band  Little Cloud   Options The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion  Elektra; Hannibal reissue    0:22:31 ()
Chica & The Folder  I'll Come Running   Options 42 Madchen  Monika    0:26:17 ()
Magnetic Fields  Lonely Highway   Options The Charm of the Highway Strip  Merge    0:29:56 ()
Ryan Hardy  Heavy Was the Morning Weather   Options Day  Wombnet  free download  0:33:16 ()
Dagmar Krause & Marie Goyette  Promise   Options A Scientific Dream and a French Kiss  Resurgence    0:35:51 ()
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington  I'm Just a Lucky So and So   Options The Complete Sessions  Roulette Jazz    0:38:41 ()
Dizzy Spells Martian  Summer   Options Immortal Distributor  Dizzy Spells Martian 
free download
0:41:50 ()
Music behind DJ:
Francis Bebey 
Amomi   Options Un Petit Ivorien  Ozileka    0:44:35 ()
Pere Ubu  Go   Options The Art of Walking  Rough Trade    0:51:18 ()
Gregory Isaacs  Slave Master   Options Rockers soundtrack  Mango    0:54:50 ()
Donovan  There Was a Time   Options A Gift from a Flower to a Garden  Epic    0:57:22 ()
Daniel Johnston  Happy Time   Options Fun  Atlantic    0:59:10 ()
Kahimi Karie  Take It Easy My Brother Charlie   Options Kahimi Karie  Minty Fresh    1:02:03 ()
Tom Phonic  Father Along   Options Good Luck Knowing  Memory Format 
free download here
1:05:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Michael Andrews 
Heaven in Five   Options Me and You and Everyone We Know (Soundtrack)  IFC/Everlasting    1:11:28 ()
Barbara Manning  Don't Let It Bring You Down   Options Under One Roof: Singles And Oddities  Interstate    1:16:03 ()
Le Futur Pompiste  Certain Signs   Options Your Stories & Your Thoughts  Siesta    1:18:37 ()
Basil Kirchen  I Start Counting   Options Fuzzy-Felt Folk (various artists)  Trunk    1:21:37 ()
Ryan Hardy  Just Keep Walking   Options Day  Wombnet 
so download it already!
1:25:20 ()
1000lemmi + Biga  Per Fare   Options Spazionauta EP  Fresh Yo    1:31:27 ()
Tom Waits  Emotional Weather Report   Options Nighthawks at the Diner  Asylum    1:34:40 ()
Meters  Cissy Strut   Options Cissy Strut  Island    1:38:30 ()
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Jalan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Waering Hats Outlawed by Government  Hot Air    1:41:42 ()
Im Chang Jae & Lee Soo Young  Little Bird   Options Great Victory Life: Jason Elbogen's 2013 WFMU Marathon Premium      1:45:58 ()
Quasi  Everything & Nothing at All   Options American Gong  Kill Rock Stars    1:49:30 ()
Molly Drake  What Can a Song Do to You?   Options Molly Drake  Squirrel Thing    1:54:52 ()
Music behind DJ:
Stock, Hausen & Walkman 
Stripper   Options Organ Transplants vol. 2  Hot Air    1:56:28 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 11:57am ndbob:

morning/afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 11:57am listener james from westwood:

in my dreams, that's me right by the pool. and the pool bar.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 11:58am ndbob:

Heya James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 11:58am Michael:

As Paul Harvey would say - Good Day!?
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 11:58am listener james from westwood:

howdy, ndbob, charlie, and our thursday regulars!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 11:59am listener james from westwood:

jumpin' cab calloway lead-in on the stream.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Just raced back home for the big opening! I wouldn't wanta miss one beautiful second... of Nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:01pm Carmichael:

Me too, Doug. I LOVE Nothing! Hiya Charlie!
Avatar    Thu. 6/13/13 12:03pm duke:

Nothing doing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:03pm northguineahills:

Simple yet effective geographical collage. As someone who spent two decades in FL, I love old pics of Florida.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:04pm Charlie:

Good Day! Alla youse!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:05pm Charlie:

No thing doing.
Avatar    Thu. 6/13/13 12:06pm holland oats:

charlie/drumma/peoples - good rainy day to yas!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:07pm Gary:

Howdy! Very cherry Cherry track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:07pm northguineahills:

Just when I thought I've heard everything from Don Cherry, someone plays something I haven't heard.
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:07pm gary mitchell:

far out fifth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:09pm Carmichael:

5th Dimension were a real swingin' outfit.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:09pm Charlie:

written by Brazilian songwriter Johnny Alf, and used in the musical "Joy," which starred Oscar Brown Jr
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:13pm fleep:

So, 5th Dimension sounding not like 5th Dimension, followed by Beach Boys not sounding like Beach Boys. Time for a quick swim to Stockholm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:14pm northguineahills:

Oh my gawd, there are stars everywhere! I actually like this REM. Then again, I'm one of the few people that like REM into the 90s.

The Fifth Dimension track sounded like the Free Design.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:14pm Charlie:

that sums it up, fleep
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:15pm Charlie:

And a belated individual and collective greeting to:
Bob, James, (but not Bob James), Michael, Doug, Carmichael, Duke, NGH, H. Oats, Gary, and Fleep!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:17pm Charlie:

Scott Williams' and Chris Stubbs' ole band
Avatar    Thu. 6/13/13 12:17pm duke:

Just read your e-mail. This is the last show for a while?! Waaaaah! How are we going to do nothing?
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:21pm Doug Schulkind:

On Joe McGasko's maiden Thursday A.M. voyage on the Mothership this morning, he segued the Free Design into the Fifth Dimension!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:21pm Gary:

Thanks for the Ryan Hardy freebie links
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:22pm gary mitchell:

Duke, two beers and an archived show sometimes works for me.
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:23pm trish:


Not a fill in and a summer schedule change? Hey, great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:23pm northguineahills:

@Doug, I was there, but not quite "there". Insomnia kept me from being fully conscious until about 11ish. Funny, as I commented to Joe it was a different experience listening to him awake and sober (definitely sober, not necessarily awake).
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:24pm SeanG:

Hey Charlie, nice tunes!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Yah yah, Joe McGasko's new air slot on WFMU is Thursdays, 9-noon. Be speaking of fill-ins, Joe will be filling in for ME on the stream on July 19!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:26pm northguineahills:

26 minutes in, and this episode has already been faved.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:27pm Charlie:

Hiya SeanG! Hi Trish!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:28pm Charlie:

Duke -- next week will be the last show for a while. More on that later.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Pretty good! Your average is typically 36.75 minutes. (A friend at the NSA gave me your stats.)
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:29pm trish:

@Doug @Charlie
Sliding into the summer season.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:29pm fleep:

@ngh You want not-quite-thereness? Try starting the show at 6 am. Even the cat thought I was nuts. And btw, totally pulling for you on the interviews.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:29pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. Credits to AA Milne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:31pm Parq:

Half an hour into the show and I've already starred two songs. Par for the course for Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:31pm Brian in UK:

Is this from Monica's Premium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:33pm northguineahills:

Thanks fleep, I have yet another one via phone in two hours. I guess good things happen in threes. I've been randomly up at 5ish-6ish in the morning in past, and zoned out to WFMU w/ my headphones quite a few times....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:34pm Michael:

I think it was on one of Charlie's premiums before it was on Monica's. If I'm not mistaken.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:35pm Charlie:

Chica & the Folder did it first ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:35pm northguineahills:

One of my favorite Magnetic Fields albums.....
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:35pm Charlie:

Howday, Brian and Parq.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:36pm Brian in UK:

Cool Michael & on the Monika label. Brian Eno song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:37pm northguineahills:

Yep, that was an Eno cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:43pm Brian in UK:

@ngh have you heard Mr Merritt's The Sixths 'Hyacinths & Thistles?
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:43pm Charlie:

"I've got a dream that's a pippin"
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:44pm gary mitchell:

Hal David's older brother wrote this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:45pm northguineahills:

@Brian: That's the one Sixth's album I lack, but do love all of the album titles of the Sixths (ie: Wasps Nests), so much fun to say!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:46pm ndbob:

good one Charlie!
  Thu. 6/13/13 12:47pm gary mitchell:

agreed bob
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 12:47pm ndbob:

wow Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:47pm Brian in UK:

Would highly recommend it. The Bob Mould track is priceless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 12:58pm northguineahills:

Ok, how did I miss The Art of Walking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 12:59pm Brian in UK:

Is there a better soundtrack that is not original material than Rockers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:01pm northguineahills:

I believe I have Rockers on VHS, but I lack the soundtrack.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:02pm frenchee:

AW CHAZ, you're playing the greats!
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:06pm gary mitchell:

like this one, my brutha
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:07pm Charlie:

Heya, Frenchee -- I always play the hits when you're around :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:07pm Lewis:

haven't herd Kahimi Karie since Ken played her many years ago...
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Great Jorge cover, bro!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:07pm Charlie:

Jorge Ben cover here, Gary.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Done here, Ben that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:09pm Uncle Michael:

I've had the show on since the beginning and it's just been *ridiculously* good.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:13pm People Like Us:

Lovely show Charlie :)
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:14pm frenchee:

yes, what Uncle Michael said. Hey is Tom Phonic related to Todd-o?
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:14pm listener james from westwood:

hear hear, UM and vicki. wonderful stuff.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:15pm wombboy:

Tinned Pineapple and Asparagus soup.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:18pm jan:

Great show today!
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:19pm frenchee:

Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:20pm Charlie:

Hello, Vicki, Peter (that is you eating pineapple and asparagus, right?), and Jan!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:20pm Charlie:

Wings cover here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:25pm northguineahills:

Woah, that sounded like Stereolab redux.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:27pm Charlie:

yeah, they're like a slightly folkier stereolab.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:38pm wombboy:

Yup. Detoxing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:39pm Carmichael:

Of course this is Tom Waits.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:39pm frenchee:

just hear4ing Tom W. reminds me of Tom Scharpling's rant about him on the latest "Best Show."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:39pm Uncle Michael:

Tom Waits' naked baby pictures.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:39pm Rich in Washington:

I love Nighthawks...
Probably Tom's best album, in my opinion...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:41pm Uncle Michael:

Every single album has bettered its predecessor, in my opinion. He's light years beyond Nighthawks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

Oh man...this is mah groove.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:42pm wombboy:

hit after hit after hit!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:42pm Rich in Washington:

Post-Asylum Waits is a whole 'nuther cat altogether.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:43pm Parq:

I get the people who dislike Waits -- I just don't agree with them. It comes down to their not finding his persona convincing, while I do. Maybe it's just that I dig it so much that I cast a blind eye on the indications that it's an act. If so, that's my prerogative.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:44pm Uncle Michael:

I think Swordfish was a logical progression from Heart Attack. I don't think the label made the difference.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:45pm frenchee:

Agreed, Parq, but still, Tom S. doing Tom W. was hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:47pm Carmichael:

Let's just say Tom Waits *stays in character*. I like his shtick.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:47pm trish:

I'd argue that every performer has a persona, if not every damn person that opens their mouth. Most aren't all that distinct.

Tom's distinctiveness led to damages when he was ripped off by a commercial copy cat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:47pm Michael:

It doesn't get much love but I've always liked Frank's Wild Years very much.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:47pm pseu:

that'd be Jenny Agutter singing I Start Counting. What a creepy film...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:47pm Uncle Michael:

I don't think there's a clear delineation between person and persona with Waits. It's clearly show biz...and on stage he's inhabiting characters. I have no problem with that. David Bowie wasn't Ziggy Stardust either.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:49pm listener james from westwood:

heh, the last thing i;ll hold against a performer is that what he or she does on stage is all an act. buy the ticket, take the ride.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:50pm SeanG:

gotta get behind the mule
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:51pm Uncle Michael:

Even a polished, controlled, idealized representation of one's imagined self is all an act. Joni Mitchell is an act. Jackson Browne is an act.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:51pm listener james from westwood:

watch where you step!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:51pm Charlie:

didn't even know there was a film, pseu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:51pm ⓘⓚⓔ:

Frenchee, I'll check that out in the archives. Rants about Tom Waits, the Dead, etc. are always the best part of any Scharpling show.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

this "little bird" cut is weirdly suited to the last touches i'm putting on a massive editing job. like the credits are rolling on it.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Charlie, I have been using that "1951: Sumatran Ladies..." disc for talking over for years, too. Either I have been drafting off your auto-fill, or you mine. Either way, what a relief.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:53pm KevinfromBayRidge:

How's our Man from the North Country, Charlie? Loving the pop-up! FYI, Anyone who riffs on Hopper for his album cover is alright with me.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:53pm Gary:

Stepped away and missed the Kahimi Karie. :(
Huge fan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

The less auto-fill assists me, the better I'm doing. ;)
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:54pm trish:

Mitchell put her act on a level of authenticity above Dylan's in a radio interview this week.

Milli Vanilli or whatever the hell their name was crossed the line for me.
A lotta auto tune does, too.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:54pm pseu:

Chaz, I saw it streaming on Netflix -- also, the whole darn thing is on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EzmiHa0m9Y
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:55pm KevinfromBayRidge:

@IKE, yeah, loved when TS decimated Zappa years ago.
  Thu. 6/13/13 1:56pm Laura L:

Listening while busy--thanks, Charlie--look forward to next week, though it means parting's sweet sorrow until the grown-up stuff's done and you can return to busy-ness. Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:56pm Uncle Michael:

I hope you're back soon Charlie. You do chicken right.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/13/13 1:57pm Uncle Michael:

This is like Ben Folds meets Phish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:57pm Ike:

Kevin, he still goes back to that Zappa well sometimes, and it's almost always hilarious.

Good show Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:58pm Charlie:

1) Hey, are there two Garys here now?
2)This is an act.
3) Thanks, everyone, and see you next time.
4) Matt's up next: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

do be well, chaz. fine fine superfine show today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:59pm Carmichael:

I thought this was Tiny Tim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/13/13 1:59pm Michael:

Thanks charlie. Until next week -
  Thu. 6/13/13 2:01pm trish:

Great listening all around.
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 2:02pm Charlie:

Bye kiddos!
Avatar Thu. 6/13/13 2:03pm Charlie:

See ya next week.
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