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Playlist for 15 January 2015 Options | You went to college to get more knowledge, but I went to Jupiter to get more stupider.

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Barry Gray  Theme from Space: 1999   Options Space: 1999 (soundtrack)  RCA    0:00:00 ()
Shadows  Thunderbirds Theme   Options Shadows Are Go!  Scamp    0:01:38 ()
Ricky Wilde  I Am an Astronaut   Options 7-inch single (originally)  UK 
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0:03:54 ()
The Du-Tels  Astro Boy   Options No Knowledge of Music Required  Shimmy Disc    0:06:20 ()
Klaus Nomi  Rubberband Lazer   Options Eclipsed (best of)  Razor & Tie    0:08:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Barry Gray 
Death's Other Dominion   Options Space: 1999 (soundtrack)  RCA    0:12:51 ()
Giant Sand  Center of the Universe   Options Center of the Universe  Restless    0:15:12 ()
Guess Who  Life in the Bloodstream   Options So Long, Bannatyne  RCA 
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0:18:34 ()
Lucia Pamela  In the Year 2,000   Options Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela  Arf! Arf!    0:21:37 ()
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy  I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spacecraft   Options Paralyzed! His Vintage Recordings 1968-1981  Em    0:22:58 ()
Harry Nilsson  Spaceman   Options Son of Schmilsson  RCA    0:25:43 ()
Martians  Find the Earth   Options Sesame Street  Children's Television Workshop    0:29:09 ()
Barry Gray  Earth Sound   Options Space: 1999 (soundtrack)  RCA    0:29:30 ()
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  Stratosphere Boogie   Options Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant  Razor & Tie 
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0:31:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Susumu Yokota 
Hurry Up to Planet Melon   Options 1999  Sublime    0:33:40 ()
Ryan Hardy  Inter-Galactic In-Flight Entertainment   Options Day  Wombnet    0:40:04 ()
Symphony of Science   The Big Beginning   Options Symphony of Science webiste      0:44:02 ()
Eric B. & Rakim  Follow the Leader   Options 12-inch single  Uni    0:46:56 ()
General Strike  Interplanetary Music   Options Danger in Paradise  Piano    0:52:21 ()
Beach Boys  Solar System   Options Love You  Brother/Reprise    0:55:33 ()
Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda  dialogue   Options Easy Rider soundtrack   
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0:58:12 ()
Ferrante & Teicher  Man From Mars   Options Soundproof!  Westminster    1:01:40 ()
Jimmie Haskell   Vanguard   Options 7-inch single  Imperial    1:04:35 ()
Charlotte Hatherley  Paragon   Options Grey Will Fade  Double Dragon    1:06:19 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Stereolab 
Blaue Milch   Options Warp Back to Earth 66/99 (various artists)  Bungalow    1:10:26 ()
The Bran Flakes  The Music From Another Planet   Options Hey Won't Somebody Come and Play?  Happi Tyme 
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1:15:25 ()
Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra  Bolero on the Moon Rocks   Options Futuremuzik  Scamp    1:17:56 ()
Novos Baianos  O Mistério Do Planeta   Options Acabou Chorare  Som Livre    1:20:00 ()
The Troggs  Love Is All Around   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Fontana    1:23:35 ()
Perrey and Kingsley  Carousel of the Planets   Options Kaleidoscopic Vibrations  Vanguard    1:26:26 ()
Afrika Bambaata  Planet Rock   Options Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980 - 1985  Tommy Boy    1:29:06 ()
Vicki Bennet & Pearl Frost, aged 10  Venus and Mars/Rock Show   Options hijacked from Vicki's WFMU radio show, Do or D.I.Y. with People Like Us   
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1:33:45 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Mouse on Mars 
Diskdust   Options Niun NIggung  Thrill Jockey    1:39:05 ()
Jonathan Coulton  Chiron Beta Prime   Options Thing a Week III  Jonathan Coulton    1:42:38 ()
Pernice Brothers  Waiting for the Universe   Options Yours, Mine & Ours  Ashmont 
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1:45:32 ()
Linoleum  Sing to Me   Options The Dead Cheap Fierce Panda Sampler (various artists)  Fierce Panda    1:48:57 ()
Pere Ubu  I Hear They Smoke the Barbecue   Options Worlds in Collision  Fontana    1:51:27 ()
Neil Hefti  Theme from the X-15   Options 7-inch single  Reprise    1:55:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Takako Minekawa 
Telstar   Options Cloudy Cloud Calculator  Emperor Norton    1:57:20 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 10:06am annie:

the door was unlocked so i slipped in. i'll just sit quietly reading HHGTTG.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:39am Charlie:

Hi Annie -- that book, like today's show, will yield the answers to life, the universe, and whatever
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:41am annie:

42!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:41am annie:

i had to clean the fridge BEFORE the show cause the music is way in the living room.. whew!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:47am Charlie:

oh, ha! I'd forgotten the answer. Now no one needs to listen today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:49am Charlie:

I had to google HHGTTG, wasn't familiar with the acronym for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:53am Michael:

Hey Charlie. hey Annie. Seat in upright position.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:55am Charlie:

Good day to you, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:56am Uncle Michael:

Ok, I'm doing nothing now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 11:57am listener james from westwood:

Hello, Charlie and all! Happy to catch my first live BDN this year!
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 11:58am βrian:

Ready for the busy-ness meeting. I've read the memos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Charlie. Ready for Nothing.
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:02pm jan:

hear from the beginning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:02pm Jeff Golick:

Currently not panicking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:03pm Charlie:

Welcome aboard, Uncle Michael, LJamesFW, βrian, Henry, Jan, and Jeff!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:05pm Webhamster Henry:

And I am the Urban Spaceman, baby!
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 12:06pm βrian:

Nous nous occupons à ne rien faire avec Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 12:08pm schmutz:

phew made it this time! Charlie, I wonder if you will be playing some of Lucia Pamela's space travels :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:10pm listener james from westwood:

Ich liebe Klaus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:11pm Charlie:

She's in the pile, Schmutz -- so maybe!
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:15pm Listening Out There:

Another space cadet, just checking in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:16pm annie:

so, it's official, my laptop hates to be ignored for more than 5 minutes... had to reboot the whole dang thing!! freeze city, yo!.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 12:18pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:18pm Jeff Golick:

Liking this Giant Sand. Built to Spill has a great song with the same title, too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:20pm Charlie:

WB, Annie.
Hi Listening.
Hi Bob! And Happy Birthday!
this one is for Uncle Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

I just came to the keyboard thank you for the Guess Who!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:20pm steve:

hey Charlie, cool diorama
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 12:22pm ndbob:

Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 12:23pm schmutz:

yippeeee!
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:23pm Listening Out There:

Personally, I can't wait 'til the year 2000...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

Commuting to the moon, now. It's ok...I have an app for that.
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 12:25pm Dominick:

whoooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:31pm Artie Haywire:

Charlie Lassos The Moon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:31pm annie:

these guys are da bomb
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:31pm listener james from westwood:

We've got towel-monster continuity from Joe McG's show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:32pm listener james from westwood:

(Or at least that's what I called them as a kid; they looked like facecloths to me.)
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 12:32pm βrian:

I'm surprised they haven't mentioned the gravity!
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 12:36pm βrian:

Love that guitar glitter refrain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

Damn, I did not know that re: static. Fascinating!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:42pm Charlie:

Late Hullo to Steve, Dominick, Artie (Haywire!)
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:45pm frenchee:

cHARLIE! *Please* perform this wakky song at a Hoof n Mouf someday?
Surely you still have that alarmingly yellow jumpsuit?
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 12:45pm Doug Schulkind:

Big bloomin' howdy, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:46pm Webhamster Henry:

I just bought this: www.plogue.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:47pm listener james from westwood:

Person in crowd: Yeah, but Galactus, Eater of Worlds, survived the Big Bang!
Hawking: vaporizes person with chair-mounted phaser
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:48pm listener james from westwood:

one of my very favorite hip-hop cuts!!!
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:49pm frenchee:

ATTA BOY< Hawking! (and Listener James from Westwood)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:51pm Charlie:

Frenchee! Which one?
Hi Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:51pm Jeff Golick:

So so good. The R!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:52pm Charlie:

Looks good, Henry! Too bad Hawking didn't have these choices when they fixed him up with his talk-box.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:56pm Webhamster Henry:

He actually has a problem that his box is way out of date, and people associate his voice with that particular model. There is another project that seeks to build individualized voices for people who cannot make articulated vocal sounds: www.nidcd.nih.gov...
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:58pm frenchee:

@Charlie: The Ryan Hardy "Inter-Galactic In-Flight Enetertainment"
"if Mars had life on it, I'd find my wife on it"--best BW lyric ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 12:58pm Webhamster Henry:

I hope you are going to take a detour to the "Future" section of Sinatra's Trilogy album.
  Thu. 1/15/15 12:59pm frenchee:

oops, "I *might* find my wife"--quote correct!
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm Listening Out There:

Jack Nicholson talking with...Peter Fonda?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm annie:

i can name that dialogue in two sentences!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm Michael:

Hopper
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm steve:

man, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm northguineahills:

Me too Annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:01pm annie:

yup hopper
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:02pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, Mr. Michael Sir!
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 1:04pm Wilson K:

This show rules. And that's coming from a very opinionated computer simulation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Tuning in from one of the spaciest towns in the USA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:06pm Wendy del Formaggio:

(I think I made a diorama like that when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I remember painting little Styrofoam balls different colors. Whadda mess!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:07pm annie:

i hated making those in school....
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 1:07pm Pseu Braun:

Here with ya, Chizzy! xox
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 1:08pm Pseu Braun:

CHARLOTTE! MY GIRL!!!
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:10pm MrFab:

Where's that funny Jupiter/stupider line from? Or is it a Charlie original?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:18pm listener james from westwood:

Yeah, that's what the Fungi from Yuggoth said, and boom, zam, suddenly you're a brain in a metal cylinder hurtling toward Pluto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:19pm annie:

see, THIS is why i turn the comments off... i get nothing done....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:22pm Uncle Michael:

I'm totally spaced out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:23pm Charlie:

Hi Wilson!
Hi Wendy!!
Hi Pseu!!! I found out about Charlotte Hatherley from your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:24pm Charlie:

MrFab:
I went to Jupiter to get more stupider:
answers.yahoo.com...
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:29pm MrFab:

Ah, thanks. The genius of playground rhymes! Some folklorist should compile them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:30pm northguineahills:

Wasn't that Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra track sampled by Portishead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:34pm listener james from westwood:

NGH, that would explain why I felt a stirring in the Portis-Force earlier. (And Charlie, gratz for the "Dummy" track last programme!)
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello Charlie et al. Enjoying it all. Thanks for the Easy Rider ST.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:38pm northguineahills:

Well, this explains a lot about People Like Us....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:39pm listener james from westwood:

This is thoroughly darling.
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:40pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Gotta luv the English accent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

Who stole what? I had my earpiece out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:43pm Parq:

That was adorable. Reminds me of that old track of Viv Stanshel's kid singing Slade. ("That's itt. That woz moy Slyde sowng!")
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:43pm Uncle Michael:

I keep Lester's book on the nightstand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

That Bangs comp is an annual reread in this house. The Lou Reed duels and the extended Clash tour diary are two amazing documents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:45pm doctorjazz:

Good old Jonathan, still good even after becoming an NPR regular...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

I need more Jonathan Coulton in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:53pm northguineahills:

Thanks Charlie, Space out!
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 1:55pm βrian:

How much would a mouse weigh on Mars?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:56pm steve:

another great entry into the book of Charlieania
Avatar    Thu. 1/15/15 1:56pm βrian:

M * 0.375
Avatar Thu. 1/15/15 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:57pm listener james from westwood:

Super-sweet show, Charlie; thanks!
  Thu. 1/15/15 1:57pm jan:

Au Revoir. Tue est Charlie Vraiment. Superb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:58pm annie:

whew!!! now i can get some work done!! great show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks, Bob.
Late hello, and g'bye to Kevin, NorthGuineaHills, and Parq.
See you next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 1:58pm Uncle Michael:

Fun show today, Charlie. I'm really glad you're back on the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/15/15 2:00pm Michael:

What they said Charlie. See ya next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 11:02am People Like Us:

Oh!!! :)))
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 11:15pm Charlie:

hee hee ;)
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