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Playlist for 29 January 2015 Options | The brain is wider than the sky

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Kutiman  The Mother of All Funk Chords   Options Thru You: Kutiman Remixes YouTube  Kutiman    0:00:00 ()
Florent Ghys  Swing Out From Open Position   Options Télévision  Cantaloupe Music    0:03:47 ()
The Orb  Little Fluffy Clouds   Options Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld  Big Life/ Mercury 
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0:10:44 ()
Slapp Happy  Just a Conversation   Options Sort Of. . .  Polydor    0:14:51 ()
The Electric Prunes  Get Me To The World On Time   Options The Electric Prunes  Reprise    0:18:44 ()
Maxi Geil! & PlayColt  A Message to My Audience   Options A Message to My Audience   
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0:21:20 ()
Jenny Moss  Hobbies   Options Let's Go! Joe Meek's Girls (various artists)  RPM    0:25:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-Oh!  Asphodel    0:27:38 ()
Scott Johnson  John Somebody   Options John Somebody  Nonesuch    0:32:41 ()
Soul Brothers  Mantombazane   Options The Kings and Queens of Township Jive (various artists)  EarthWorks 
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0:37:46 ()
Kutiman  Give It Up   Options Thru You Too      0:41:29 ()
Giovanni Sollima  Loof and Let Dime (text: Christopher Knowles, read by Robert Wilson)   Options Aquilarco  Point Music    0:46:10 ()
Stina Nordenstam  Reason to Believe   Options People Are Strange  East West    0:49:36 ()
Evan Dando  Hard Drive   Options Baby I'm Bored  Bar/None 
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0:53:49 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Pierre Bastien 
Odovinil   Options Musiques Paralloidres  Lowlands    0:57:00 ()
John Cale/Bob Neuwirth  Modern World   Options Last Day on Earth  MCA    1:01:50 ()
The Last Town Chorus  Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me   Options Live on WFMU, 2003      1:06:55 ()
Mekons  Ordinary Night   Options Journey to the End of the Night  Quarterstick 
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1:10:54 ()
Ruth Garbus  Middle   Options Ruthie's Requests      1:13:55 ()
Sun City Girls  The Vinegar Stroke   Options Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 7: Libyan Dream  Abduction 
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1:17:54 ()
The Monkees  Saturday's Child   Options The Monkees  Colgems    1:20:16 ()
Patrizia Vicinelli  Sette Poemi, 1967-76   Options Futura Poesia Sonora (various artists)  Cramps    1:23:12 ()
Earth, Wind & Fire  Keep Your Head to the Sky   Options Head to the Sky  Columbia 
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1:26:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Obeng Ungu & Julan Buntu with Group 
Menyelam Pakai Pipa Udara   Options 1951: Sumatran Ladies Wearing Hats as Outlawed By Goverment  Hot Air    1:31:39 ()
X-ecutioners  The Countdown   Options X-pressions  Asphodel    1:36:02 ()
Dim Dim  Japanese Jerk   Options Ananas  Audio Dregs 
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1:41:33 ()
Kutiman  No One In This World   Options Thru You Too      1:45:34 ()
Todd Levin  Swirl   Options De Luxe  Deutsche Grammophon 
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1:49:56 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:57:55 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 11:57am Carmichael:

Pre-hello, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 1/29/15 11:59am ndbob:

heya Charlie, Carmichael everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 11:59am Bronwyn Bishop:

This is my first time listening to your show Charlie, I love the name.
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 11:59am βrian:

Good afternoon, Charlie.
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:00pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Busy doing laundry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:01pm Michael:

Is it time? Hey now Charlie and others busy doing nothing. Finally dug out yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:01pm Brian in UK:

"My mind is sky when I wake up" Arc of a Diver. S.Winwood/V Stanshall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:02pm bobdoesthings:

good afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:03pm Brian in UK:

Hey Bronwyn, I love the name Charlie too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:03pm Sean B.:

Alright now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:04pm Charlie:

Greetings, Carmichael!
Howdy, Bob!
Welcome, Bronwyn!
Hola, βrian!
Yay, Wendy!
Heeeere's Michael!
Top of the afternoon to you, Brian inUK!
And yo, bobdoesthing!
Aaaaaand, Sean B!
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:04pm βrian:

In my house, doing nothing is referred to as fiddle-faddling. It can be a very productive time.
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:05pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yay, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:10pm Charlie:

Fiddle Faddling is the new name for the old fad that is all the rage here.
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:13pm rf:

WOW thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:18pm Lewis:

darn - missed the Florent Ghys. Thats what I get for dong my job!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:19pm Charlie:

@rf -- you're welcome
Hi Lewis -- and thanks for turning me on to Florent Ghys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:21pm Sean B.:

Perfection!. @Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:23pm Roberto:

Oh wow, Maxi Geil! 2003 all over again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:24pm Charlie:

Hey, Roberto -- yeh, nostalgia lane here ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:27pm Sean B.:

Does anybody remember the Radio Shack external [crossover equipped] 'super tweeters'?. #40-1310B.
Avatar Thu. 1/29/15 12:28pm ndbob:

great one here Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:28pm Carmichael:

Just yesterday, I was talking about my Kraco car speakers purchased at The Shack. They melted in a Tucson summer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:36pm Charlie:

Never leave your tweeters in a car with the windows up on a hot day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:38pm bobdoesthings:

yeah yeah... John.. YEA! I remember him... ANDDDD...??? geeeeeesuzzzzz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:38pm Sean B.:

www.ebay.com... These things. I've had a pair of them since 1981. I dunno...they really hold up nice. Just wanted to share
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:39pm doctorjazz:

Wow, have this at home, great track "John Somebody"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:39pm Lewis:

Scott Johnson has worked a lot with Kronos apparently - hmmm….
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:40pm Parq:

Charlie, you are just a wonder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:41pm Charlie:

Hey, there's a doctor in the house!
Hi Parq, and thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:42pm doctorjazz:

Great set, by the way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:43pm bobdoesthings:

dammmn Kutiman is killing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:45pm bobdoesthings:

I gotta check these kutiman videos on my lunch break
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:46pm Charlie:

Kutiman - Thru You Too
"A music album composed of unrelated YouTube videos" -- how does he do it? It's amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:47pm Uncle Michael:

Holy crap, Charlie. That fist set just makes me want to give up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:49pm Charlie:

Hi Uncle Michael! You're an inspiration yourself, don't you know :)
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 12:49pm βrian:

"Let me be the fist to tell you ..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:49pm Lewis:

This narration reminds me of Jim Copp's rhythms on his not-just-for-kids albums
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:50pm Uncle Michael:

Fist, lust and alewives, Brian.
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 12:51pm βrian:

Aren't you missing WI right about now, Lewis?
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:52pm jan:

Great show. I have this Loof and Let Dime- had no idea, there was another track I bought the CD for and never really listened to it- Hearing it now- I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:52pm Uncle Michael:

Well, thank you Charlie. Driving here my jaw was interfering with my use of the accelerator and brake pedals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:52pm Lewis:

Oh yeah… your boy Scott is whooping it up big time. (that said our boy Dayton isn't exactly a paragon of backbone at the moment either)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:52pm Sean B.:

There is his really good band floating around named the Alewives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:53pm Charlie:

Hi Jan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:53pm Uncle Michael:

See, I'd think "Dead Alewives," because that was a *thing* when I was a kid in Chicago.
  Thu. 1/29/15 12:57pm gary mitchell:

diggin' this soft hard drive
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 12:57pm bobdoesthings:

the phrase "hard drive" has really changed these days
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 12:57pm Sean B.:

www.soundclick.com... These guys @UnclcleMike [for obviously anytime after this if you are interested] shit i forgot about the guys...
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 12:58pm βrian:

UM, I knew an old farmer guy in VT who referred to that pedal on the floor as the exhilarator.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:00pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Sean.

Brian, I'm guessing he didn't drive a Pacer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:02pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, the new Tom Stoppard play challenges the nature of consciousness.
www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:07pm Charlie:

Hey there, Gary!
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 1:08pm βrian:

"You'd press down on that exhilarator and, boy-jesus, she'd really go!"
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 1:10pm βrian:

Saw LTC in Madison once. It was *really* cold out, and Megan seemed a bit cranky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:17pm Charlie:

Are they still around, βrian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:19pm Charlie:

the play sounds interesting, Brian in UK
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 1:22pm Sean B.:

Kinda reminds me of a East/West but different...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 1:23pm Sean B.:

Bloomfield.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/29/15 1:23pm Sean B.:

The Sun City Girls...nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:24pm Carmichael:

Daddy loves the Monkees ...
  Thu. 1/29/15 1:31pm gary mitchell:

quiet storm!
  Thu. 1/29/15 1:36pm jan:

What's with the reverb on your announcement when heard on iPhone?
  Thu. 1/29/15 1:42pm gary mitchell:

I think I just broke my breakboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:43pm Brian in UK:

Like the cut of your jib, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 1/29/15 1:48pm still b/p:

Like the Hutt of your Jabba.
Hiya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

Is this Art Garfunkel? It sounds like Art Garfunkel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:53pm Charlie:

Jan -- does the iPhone accentuate the reverb or something? Maybe I should tone it down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Your reverb is a thing of beauty, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 1/29/15 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Charlie. That was a ride.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:58pm bobdoesthings:

thanks charlie
  Thu. 1/29/15 1:59pm gary mitchell:

better than Rewound Radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 1:59pm Charlie:

Thanks folks! You're a great crowd. See you next time!
  Thu. 1/29/15 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

On my 15-minute break - just in Tim to catch your last minute, Charlie. A nice minute!
Avatar    Thu. 1/29/15 1:59pm βrian:

A ride indeed. You definitely leaned hard on the exhilarator. Now for some lunch ...
  Thu. 1/29/15 2:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Wait, who's Tim?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 2:00pm Mike East:

good show...sad its over.
  Thu. 1/29/15 2:01pm Melodie:

Yeah, sky mind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 2:02pm Michael:

thanks charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/29/15 2:02pm Charlie:

Hi and 'bye Doug! and Melodie!!
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