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 19 March 2015 Options | Marathon, Week 2 - Jump start!

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
The Three Degrees  Maybe (intro)   Options Maybe  Roulette      0:00:00 ()
Cookie Monster  Cookie Disco   Options Aren't You Glad You're You?  Sesame Street Records      0:01:52 ()
The Former Yugoslavia  Yummy Yummy Yummy   Options Dictionaraoke        0:04:34 ()
Behroze Chatterjee & Chorus  Sweety Seventeen   Options Bombay Disco 2  Cultures of Soul   
Options
0:08:43 ()
Lue Renney  Your Wiggle and Your Giggle   Options 7-inch single  Bethlehem      0:13:50 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel      0:16:16 ()
Cibo Matto  10th Floor Ghost Girl   Options Hotel Valentine - autographed copy  Chimera   
Options
0:23:36 ()
Fats Waller  Squeeze Me   Options If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It  Legacy      0:27:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Zeljko Kerleta 
From Island to Island   Options Space Runner  Cosmic Sounds  ON MY MARATHON PREMIUM    0:30:36 ()
Asha Bhosle  Pass Aao Na   Options Bombay Disco 2  Cultures of Soul      0:36:02 ()
Cibo Matto  MFN   Options Hotel Valentine - autographed copy  Chimera      0:41:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
C-Mon & Kypski 
Mood Mode   Options Vinyl Voodoo  Supertracks  ON MY MARATHON PREMIUM    0:44:46 ()
Peanut Butter Conspiracy  Turn on a Friend   Options The Great Conspiracy  Columbia      0:50:53 ()
Eno - Hyde  A Man Wakes Up   Options Someday World  Warp   
Options
0:53:04 ()
Oleg Kostrow  The Letter "U"   Options Aspirin & Serpantin  Solnze      0:57:48 ()
Fats Waller  The Panic Is On   Options If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It  Legacy   
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1:02:56 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel      1:05:54 ()
Spaceheads  Dirty Planet   Options Trip to the Moon EP  Electric Brass   
Options
1:11:07 ()
Gelbart  Pop-Q   Options Mass Hypnosis by Proxy  Defekt   
Options
1:15:29 ()
Spaceheads  Cosmic Freight Train   Options Trip to the Moon EP  Electric Brass      1:17:25 ()
Angel Olsen  Hi-Five   Options Burn Your Fire For No Witness  Jagjaguwar      1:26:17 ()
Bread  Down on My Knees   Options Best of        1:29:02 ()
Yankee Swingsters  3rd Avenue Jump   Options 78 Revolutions Per Minute - Majuba Jazz from Mra to Bra - Vol.2        1:31:44 ()
Rolling Stones  If You Need Me   Options 12 X 5  London      1:36:23 ()
Angel Olsen  Stars   Options Burn Your Fire For No Witness  Jagjaguwar   
Options
1:38:16 ()
A Tribe Called Quest  Can I Kick It   Options People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm  Jive      1:48:15 ()
Music Minus One Plus Your host  How About You   Options Solo Spotlight  Music Minus One      1:51:42 ()
Little Eva  Up on the Roof   Options The Complete Dimension Recordings  Westside      1:54:45 ()
Lonesomes  Lakeside 5PM   Options This Is Cow-Fi  Loaf  ON MY MARATHON PREMIUM    1:58:05 ()



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

And the Lord said unto Charlie, "Do thyself a radio show." And Charlie said unto the Lord, "Nothing doing." And the Lord replied, "Get busy, Charlie!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 11:57am Charlie:

"To air is human, to give, divine!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 11:58am βrian:

By way of a subterranean passageway, I'm here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 11:59am Doug Schulkind:

To be Divine is divine! www.independent.co.uk...
Avatar Thu. 3/19/15 12:00pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie, Doug. Brian, everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:01pm βrian:

From Al Gore to Edward Gorey. Works for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:01pm Michael:

Good day Charlie and fellow listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, ndbob! I am this minute on an eastbound locomotive headed to WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

A little traveling music for our traveling stream-meister! How do, Charlie, Doug, and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:02pm Holly in NC:

Greetings! Drama over on the stream as Joe M. met goal with just seconds to spare!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:02pm Webhamster Henry:

C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

Excellent to hear, Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:03pm Charlie:

Greets to βrian, ndBob, Michael, James, Holly, and Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

I learned the other day that the Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch is based on the real-life uncle of Give the Drummer Radio listener marcury!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:04pm northguineahills:

Another Cookie Monster disco blast, "I lost me cookie at the disco".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:04pm Webhamster Henry:

That Cookie is a mean Monster-F SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
Avatar Thu. 3/19/15 12:05pm ndbob:

wow Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:06pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, entering the home stretch!!!
Give it up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:07pm doctorjazz:

3 CD of Fats Waller should be in every CD collection!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:09pm Sean B.:

@Charlie GOTTA love the Edward Gorey cover for that CD. I have ALL the AMPHIGOREY collections of his; I grew up with him...;I guess that's how it happened LOL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:10pm Charlie:

Hi DoctorJazz and Sean B!
That explains a lot, Sean ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Oof. Amtrak's wifi is giving me such a headache. Popping in and out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:11pm βrian:

@listener James: Any Adventures of the Blue Pencil to pass on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:12pm Sean B.:

"The Beastly Baby"...lmao just thinking of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Bombay Disco $20! You you you you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:13pm Charlie:

there are so many good ones
  Thu. 3/19/15 12:14pm sugarwolf:

Sneaking in a visit during work where I really am busy doing nothing!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:15pm Charlie:

hiya sugarwolf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:16pm Sean B.:

What did Lene Lovich have this single or somethin'?.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:18pm Roberto:

I was busy doing nothing until I started listening to this. Now I'm busy doing something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:18pm Michael:

I got Charlie, Doug, Tony and UM in my brackets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for sprinkling some sugar, sugarwolf!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:21pm Doug Schulkind:

WFMU's electric bill is something on the order of $61,000 a year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:22pm βrian:

Shocking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:23pm Doug Schulkind:

AC/DC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:25pm Roberto:

Busy Posting Inane Comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:25pm Charlie:

Hi Roberto,
good call, @Sean B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:28pm listener james from westwood:

Anyone else have the iTunes stream rebuffering every few minutes? Been bad the past few days, on all of the streams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:29pm listener james from westwood:

@ βrian: Other than finding "George Orwell's Animal House" in page proofs yesterday, for which I should have gotten a muffin basket, pretty routine on this side of the pencil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:29pm doctorjazz:

Using the FMU App through my iPad, James, working well today on my end.
  Thu. 3/19/15 12:32pm ?:

I always confuse Belushi with Orwell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:33pm listener james from westwood:

I was getting skips on the other options, but I may switch to the iPod Touch if it keeps going. Have to restart multiple times/hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:34pm Sean B.:

I figured you would get a chuckle out of that observation @Charlie I got chuckle hearing that gal go hic-ahhh!. Cibo Matto is such a fun band especially to witness...though I have never seen them live just videos and stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:37pm Webhamster Henry:

@ljfww, I saw something similar yesterday: on WFMU's own Beware of the Blog: Clifton Webb is not singing the Songs of Christian America
blog.wfmu.org...
  Thu. 3/19/15 12:39pm jan:

thanks for the shout out. What's a few dollars to support what I really enjoy? Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:40pm Artie Haywire:

So Worth It!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:45pm Holly in NC:

@Artie! Was looking for you on the boards last night, as I was enjoying kicka** headcheese & leiberwurst from Rose's Meats & Sweets, thought you'd appreciate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:46pm Brian in UK:

What's happened to Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) not heard them in a long time kind of remind me of Cibo Mato.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:48pm Roberto:

Gotta reboot the machine. Back soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:50pm thatpatsmith:

Hey Charlie and gang. Luuuuuvvvv to all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:52pm Brian in UK:

Turn on a friend to WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:53pm Charlie:

Hey there Artie, Pat, Brian in UK
  Thu. 3/19/15 12:57pm frenchee:

<all out of breath>
What'd I miss? Charlie, did you get my pledge?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:58pm Charlie:

Got it, announced it, you won a prize Frenchee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:58pm Doug Schulkind:

I am back on. Sitting here in the station at Harrisburg, the freaking state capitol... with no freaking wifi.

But back on now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Good noon! Saw Cibo Matto at the Bowery Ballroom in '99( compliments of FMU!). Sean was playing bass. After the show, a very little lady (aka Sean's mom) walked by, escorted by a very large bouncer-ly man.
@Doug- Happy rails to you, till we meet again(probably tomorrow)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 12:59pm βrian:

What, you have trains? Lucky dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:00pm Michael:

And the numeral 2?
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:01pm frenchee:

@Charlie! I think I'm still considered staff therefore not eligible for prizes. But I will take a Charlie premium, thankewverymuch
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:03pm northguineahills:

I was once djing in the basement at Tonic, and I was setting up the the turntables when Yuka Honda came downstairs to do vocal exercises before Cibo Matto played upstairs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Did her tonsils lift barbells?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:06pm Doug Schulkind:

The train is about to pull out. Let's hope it doesn't yank the Wifi cord as it goes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:10pm βrian:

Cross-cultural compendium of cacophony?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:10pm Brian in UK:

Doug, a Yank in Harrisburg, was that a book/film/advertisement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:11pm Doug Schulkind:

A Pennsylvania yank-ee is who I am right now. (As opposed to a wanker.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:12pm listener james from westwood:

A yank in Harrisburg can get you on the vice squad's radar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:13pm northguineahills:

@Doug: She did have an amazing set of pipes, I felt like I got a private concert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:14pm KevinfromBayRidge:

It's all better than being Murray the Wanker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:18pm listener james from westwood:

Hah, an apropos cut for our track-ridin' stream meister!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:18pm Doug Schulkind:

Charlie's show is a marvel. So free of form, yet with such an identifiable sound and soul. That is really hard to pull off. Hardworking Charlie deserves your support, moral and financial. Pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:18pm βrian:

I pledged during the wrong BDN show, apparently. Alack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:21pm βrian:

Public transport is Socialism, according to our lèche-cul governor.
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:24pm frenchee:

so so SO BOPPY! I am bouncing in my office cube to BDN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

Had to take off the headphones to hit the facilities. Was there a winner for the Spaceheads/Gelbart drawing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:28pm Charlie:

Yes James, you'll be in the running for Angel Olsen
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:29pm Doug Schulkind:

And... I'm back. Deeply frustrating to be missing huge chunks of Nothing due to bullshit Amtrak wifi.

Eternal gushings of gratitude to Doron for designing and constructing the infrastructure of Give the Drummer Radio!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:29pm Brian in UK:

I can smugly boast that I have already won this Angel Olsen. Now it is somebody elses turn to PLEDGE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:31pm listener james from westwood:

Outstanding! Frankly, I'm a winner just by pledging. Happy to help!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Brian in UK is many things, but smug ain't one of them. Thank you for everything everywhere every time, Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:33pm Brian in UK:

Well sir you have me at a disavantage. I am blushing. (hides face behind fan)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:34pm Doug Schulkind:

A double dose of Mouse droppings will put Charlie over the top. If you are considering pledging a dollar a day, do so NOW and help haul Cholly across the finish line!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:35pm Doug Schulkind:

And Charlie pronounces Suisman CORRECTLY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Win this stunning Angel Olsen!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:44pm listener james from westwood:

Delighted! Thanks, Charlie!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:46pm Doug Schulkind:

His lids don't have clamps! Pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:47pm Brian in UK:

Kittens on 45. A great single.
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:48pm frenchee:

Can he kick it, ppl? YES HE CAN.
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:50pm frenchee:

kick it over that pledge level....doot da doot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Charlie's premiums every year are exquisite gems, piercing glimpses into his sonic soul. Beyond the novelty value of many fine WFMU Dj premiums, Charlie's mixes are ones you will listen to over and over and over and over. A really fine personal gift from Busy Doing Nothing to you. Pledge $75 and receive automatically your copy of There Will Be a Happy Meeting AND get in the running for the Fats Waller box set grand prize!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:51pm Doug Schulkind:

The next $20 will push BDN past $1K! Push! Push!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm Amanda:

GO CHARLIE GO!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Hoof 'n' Mouth comes EARLY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm listener james from westwood:

Charlie is BRINGING IT!
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm frenchee:

HOLEEEEEEEEEEE GUACAMOLE that guy can croooooon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm Webhamster Henry:

Not enough DJ's do on-air karaoke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:53pm Matt F:

Yes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:54pm βrian:

Chet Baker, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:54pm Michael:

Go man go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:54pm listener james from westwood:

The ultimate WFMU moment would be Vicki Bennett sampling Chaz for one of her wondrous concoctions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:54pm listener james from westwood:

Sanders shout-out!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:55pm βrian:

Bernie! Former mayor of the Socialist Republic of Burlington!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:55pm Doug Schulkind:

BRIAN IN UK DOES THE PUSHING! Charlie's past a thou. Now on toward VICTORY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:55pm listener james from westwood:

Righteous! Go go go!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:56pm Roberto:

Stephin Merritt?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 1:56pm βrian:

And, no lie, the baseball team was the Burlington Reds.
Avatar Thu. 3/19/15 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent pledge show Charlie!
  Thu. 3/19/15 1:57pm frenchee:

@Roberto, that's what I was wonderin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 2:00pm Brian in UK:

Well it's a Watford 6PM evening over here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/19/15 2:03pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie!
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