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 04 December 2014 Options | Holiday shopping spectacular

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Jon Rose  Kettle Piece   Options Violin Music for Supermarkets  Megaphone   
Pebbles  We're Going Shopping   Options 7-inch single  Planet Pimp  0:02:35 ()
Peter and Lou Berryman  Window Shop Bop   Options No Relation  Peter and Lou Berryman  0:04:37 ()
Komeda  More Is More   Options The Genius of Komeda  Minty Fresh  0:07:32 ()
The Split Level  Equipment   Options The Split Level  Dot  0:11:45 ()
Jake McKelvie & the Countertops  Propeller   Options Solid Chunks of Energy  Jake McKelvie & the Countertops  0:14:25 ()
Monkees  Salesman   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.  Colgems/Rhino  0:18:31 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Vic Flick 
Tree Leaf   Options Small Pop Group    0:21:11 ()
Clark Equipment  Hooray for Human Engineering   Options Product Music  Honest Abe  0:25:50 ()
Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto  Showroom Dummies (Cha Cha Cha)   Options El Baile Aleman  Emperor Norton  0:27:39 ()
Pet Shop Boys  Shopping   Options Actually  EMI Manhattan  0:32:56 ()
Neon Neon  Shopping (I Like To)   Options Praxis Makes Perfect  Lex  0:36:30 ()
Jon Rose  Screwing (Lauren Newton, vocal)   Options Violin Music for Supermarkets  Megaphone  0:39:37 ()
Peter Blegvad & John Greaves  Hardware   Options Unearthed  Sub Rosa  0:41:21 ()
Nat King Cole  Don't Let Your Eyes Go Shopping for Your Heart   Options 78  Capitol  0:44:45 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Bolliger & Gloor 
Sonderschuler   Options Summloch  Bolliger & Gloor  0:47:13 ()
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys  Window Shopping   Options 78  MGM  0:51:11 ()
Amy Allison  Garden State Mall   Options The Maudlin Years  Koch  0:53:40 ()
Biz Markie  Albee Square Mall   Options Goin' Off  Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.  0:57:07 ()
Michele Serros  Attention Shoppers   Options Selected Stories from Chicana Falsa  Mercury  1:01:58 ()
Philip Glass  Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket   Options Einstein on the Beach  Elektra/Nonesuch  1:08:33 ()
Fannie Flagg  Check-Out   Options Rally 'Round The Flagg  RCA Victor  1:13:35 ()
Joe Jackson  Instant Mash   Options Look Sharp  A&M  1:15:18 ()
unknown  Pantry Pride commercial parody   Options      
Jon Rose  Shopping for the Bird (Tristan Hosinger, cello and text)   Options Violin Music for Supermarkets  Megaphone  1:19:19 ()
Andy Breckman  Don't Get Killed   Options Don't Get Killed  Gadfly  1:21:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Coast to Coast   Options To-Day's Sound  Easy Tempo  1:23:48 ()
Muddy Waters  I Can't Be Satisfied   Options His Best: 1947-1955  Chess  1:29:10 ()
Paul McCartney  Junk   Options McCartney  Apple  1:31:50 ()
Arthur H. "Red" Motley  Nothing happens until somebody sells something (excerpt)   Options Nothing happens until somebody sells something  Businessmen's Record Club  1:33:45 ()
Pierre Bastien  Odovinil   Options Musiques Paralloidres  Lowlands  1:36:30 ()
Ray Charles  Sail Away   Options Renaissance  Crossover  1:39:04 ()
Joseph Goldstein  "catalog consciousness"   Options from this talk     
Grandaddy  Broken Household Appliance National Forest   Options The Sophtware Slump  V2  1:44:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)   Options A Hard Days Night (soundtrack)  United Artists  1:48:37 ()
Tom Waits  Step Right Up   Options Small Change  Asylum  1:51:04 ()
Coasters  Shoppin' for Clothes   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Atco  1:56:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
J. Brown 
Metropolis   Options Archives 1 - Light Activity  KPM Library  1:59:15 ()



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:02pm Michael:

Afternoon Charlie and non-shoppers everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Thursday, Charlie and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:02pm Carmichael:

Hiya Charlie, hello future commenters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:02pm Jesse K:

Hi Charlie! Hi all
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:02pm Charlie:

Michael, James, Carmichael, Jesse -- Hi!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:03pm Listening Out There:

Busy Not Getting Mauled, er, Malled
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:04pm northguineahills:

Lost ya, back to the GTDS hits...
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:05pm Charlie:

Hey Out There, NGH!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:08pm Laura L:

So... there was a day when doing laundry just naturally involved square doors with rounded corners.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:09pm Charlie:

The square doors with rounded corners made the clothes *cleaner* Laura L ;)
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:14pm Listening Out There:

Laundry time also required a decanter of something a bit pleasanter, looks like. Ah, those were the days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:17pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. Toploader.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:18pm Charlie:

Hello UK Brian!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:18pm Laura L:

And those were the days when a man could buy his wife a home appliance for Xmas. The romance of small and large home appliances is not to be underrated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:20pm Brian in UK:

The Kelvinator - an Impossible Story of a Rogue 'Fridge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:20pm listener james from westwood:

"Propeller" would have fit nicely into a Welcome to Night Vale episode as the weather segment.
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:21pm Listening Out There:

I've read that Charles Manson auditioned to be a Monkee. Think how things would be different if it worked out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:21pm Brian in UK:

@Laura L my wife begged me for a new iron this Christmas. My ironing is just not up to scratch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:22pm Carmichael:

We had a Norge. And I have a Maytag washer and dryer that have been chugging along nicely for almost 30 years.

Now I probably put the curse of Mobutu on them both ...
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:24pm Mike:

I _was_ shopping online! earlier... but I didn't buy anything, honest...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:24pm northguineahills:

Not buying anything except ingredients for a holiday meal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:25pm Parq:

I'm buying lunch. From a chain. It's a local chain, if that makes it any better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:25pm Michael:

Not a buyer; I'm a seller!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:25pm listener james from westwood:

I still have a modular stereo from 22 Christmases ago. Still works fine. Pulled in many an FMU program w/ the right antenna. Plus it has a double tape deck. Rara avis.
ngh: This is a winning plan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:26pm Parq:

Ted Baron is lovely too.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:27pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie! I just got to the office and can tune-in when you're actually broadcasting, and not via archives! And what do I hear, but a track off one of my fav comps: Product Music! Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:27pm Brian in UK:

I am watching a motorcycle on E**y.

james never get rid of your tape deck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:28pm listener james from westwood:

I have to imagine this is the same recoding session as the Hinky Dinky Supermart theme one. Dig it!!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:28pm 67tele:

i'd like to order a P78 please, my neck hurts
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:28pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh my gosh, Senor Coconut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:29pm listener james from westwood:

El Coconut-o!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:29pm Mike:

they're showing themselves- but it's a cover!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:30pm ndbob:

hey Charlie and everyone - here for a little while - today has been crazy
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:30pm Mike:

Wendy- your icon is moving in tempo with the music
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Mike, I planned it that way!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:31pm Charlie:

Hiya Parq, Wendy, Bob, Mike, Tele -- glad to shop with you. Wendy -- please order me some nice cheese!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:31pm Carmichael:

Ah, no wonder this sounds a lot like Showroom Dummies. Cuz it is!
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:32pm Mike:

you are showroom dummy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:33pm listener james from westwood:

PSB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:36pm listener james from westwood:

Wore this tape down to the bare plastic in my college Walkman, I did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:37pm Parq:

Hi, Miss Wendy. I am absolutely giddy over your animated profile pic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:37pm listener james from westwood:

Charlie, your mission, should you choose to accept it: Never reach the final groove.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:44pm Charlie:

We *are* showroom dummies! And I will never reach the final groove. I may, however, one day reach the vinyl resting place (the naugahyde chair).
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:44pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie, I wouldn't order any other kind of cheese for you. Only the nicest.
Parq, it's from the trailer for "Sex And Broadcasting"! Where's my SAG card?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

I was stunned to see myself in S&B the Love Room while Ken was broadcasting during the Marathon. I'm glad I shaved that day.
  Thu. 12/4/14 12:48pm 67tele:

hi from Denver, Charlie and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 12:50pm listener james from westwood:

Franchise French Fries. Located next to the Lo-Cal Calzone Zone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:53pm thedunkel:

that lauren newton track - priceless - thanks charlie
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 12:57pm Charlie:

Denver Pyle?
Hi dunkel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 12:58pm Brian in UK:

That was Mose Allison's daughter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:00pm northguineahills:

Is Albee Square in the Bronx?
  Thu. 12/4/14 1:00pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, Brian. Did not know that. Been wondering what's up with Mose lately. He's getting up there in age...Wikipedia says 87...
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:01pm Charlie:

Brooklyn! If it's still there. I think it's gone.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:09pm Charlie:

singalong:
I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket
and there were all these aisles
and there were all these bathing caps that you could buy
which had these kind of Fourth of July plumes on them
they were red and yellow and blue
I wasn't tempted to buy one
but I was reminded of the fact that I had been avoiding
the beach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:09pm northguineahills:

Einstein on the Beach!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:17pm listener james from westwood:

I'll salute that Flagg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:19pm Parq:

Fannie Flagg was an early celeb crush. I note she is 70. I also note her real name is Patrica Neal. Have some coffee in her honor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:20pm northguineahills:

I remember Pantry Pride!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:20pm Uncle Michael:

Put savings in your shopping cart!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:20pm Wendy del Formaggio:

The "you you you" from "Pantry Pride" reminds me of T. Valentine's missive to Lucille, the lesbi-un. "You you you!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:24pm listener james from westwood:

Holy crap, Mesolithic Breckman!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:24pm Wendy del Formaggio:

"Abominable Snowman In The Market", anyone?
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:24pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh, Andy Breckman! His songs are so silly and wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:24pm Parq:

"How I envy you."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:25pm Uncle Michael:

I've never heard an Andy Breckman song before.
  Thu. 12/4/14 1:26pm trans~ally:

Don't get killed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

Don McLean toured briefly with Andy. (I hear McLean's an asshole.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:28pm Jeff Golick:

For some reason, I'm glad to learn that, @ljfw, as it only confirms and reinforces my lifelong hatred for McLean.

Also: hi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:30pm listener james from westwood:

Jeff, have you read Andy's story of touring w/ Don? wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:31pm northguineahills:

I heard the 7SD episode where Andy described Don McLean, it was hilarious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:32pm Stanley:

Charlie greets.
Peeps!
  Thu. 12/4/14 1:34pm Sean B.:

Junk!, the most underrated Paul song and probably his best!. Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:35pm Jeff Golick:

Outstanding, listener james. Thanks for that. Much needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:39pm Brian in UK:

Ahoy Stanley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:39pm listener james from westwood:

Hindus and Muslims would like to have a word with Motley.
  Thu. 12/4/14 1:39pm Laura L:

This Motley diatribe is the greatest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:39pm northguineahills:

indeed, sean b
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:40pm listener james from westwood:

Just realizes: Religion + sales = "Bob" Dobbs. Are we sure this is Art Motley?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

Just googled Motley. Looks like an interesting character.
Any chance Randy Newman wrote this Charles cut? Feels nicely Newmanish.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:43pm βrian:

Escaping the main channel, I find salvation here on the Drummer stream. Halleluja!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:43pm adrian in mpls:

Hi βrian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:44pm adrian in mpls:

@james - this is a Newman cut! off the great Sail Away record.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:45pm Doug Schulkind:

The specter of Ray Charles singing God Bless America at the 1984 Republican National Convention is something I've never been able to shake
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:45pm Charlie:

praise be, βrian
Hi Sean, Jeff, Stanley
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:46pm listener james from westwood:

"The mind is addicted to wanting." Multiply this by the Internet, and ...
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:47pm βrian:

Hola, to Mpls. I may make a road trip up there. Chowhound mission, don't you know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:48pm adrian in mpls:

Charlie - first time listening to the show - loving it!
  Thu. 12/4/14 1:48pm doyle:

argh, sad I just missed RAy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

woot! It's rare I can lamp a composer like that. Thanks!
Smashing show, Charlie; thanks muchly!!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:52pm βrian:

I don't shop often. When I do, it's like a tactical mission. In and out in minutes. Then on with life.
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:53pm βrian:

… and I only spend a dollar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:54pm DeaconDave:

Shopping; some people make it a lifestyle. Buy, throw it out, buy another.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:55pm DeaconDave:

Change into a 9 year old Hindu boy . . . .
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:55pm Charlie:

Hey folks, I've been too busy to read most comments today, so I'll have to catch up later. Thanks for being here, and sorry if I missed you (Hi Doyle, DeaconDave). Stay tuned for Ted Barron filling in for Matt Fiveash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:55pm Brian in UK:

Oh those wise words "Don't Get Caught With You Drawers Down".

Great stuff, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:56pm DeaconDave:

It is a job!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:56pm Charlie:

Here's the link for Ted's playlists:
www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:56pm DeaconDave:

Never needs winding!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:57pm Charlie:

Get on the business end of our going out of business sale!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 1:57pm Parq:

Get away from me kid, you bother me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 1:57pm DeaconDave:

Step right up!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:58pm βrian:

That's almost as good as "The Good Lord giveth, and the Landlord taketh away."
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:59pm Dominick:

pure herringbone
Avatar Thu. 12/4/14 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

And here's the link to Ted's playlist for today. As soon as he enters his first song, the commenting will be enabled!

www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/4/14 2:02pm listener james from westwood:

I am a buyer of Nothing at these levels!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/4/14 2:04pm Michael:

Missed a chunk today but thanks as always charlie
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