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 10 September 2015 Options | a different ocean (it's a small thing, but it exists)

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Elliot Schultz  dripping, up close   Options Embroidered Zoetrope     
Dudley Simpson  The Tomorrow People theme   Options     0:00:00 ()
Qulfus  The Moustache   Options Enos  Gigante Sound  0:01:49 ()
John Zorn  The Sicilian Clan   Options Naked City  Elektra/Nonesuch  0:05:24 ()
Deerhoof  Running Thoughts   Options The Runners Four  Kill Rock Stars  0:08:52 ()
Robert Fripp  Mary (vocal: Terre Roche)   Options Exposure  EG  0:12:36 ()
Gary Lucas  The Moon in the Street (vocal: Gisberg)   Options The Edge of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop  Indigo  0:14:39 ()
Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs  Hold Me Tight Baby   Options Money No Be Sand: 1960s Afro-Lypso, Pidgin Highlife, Afro-Soul, Afro-Rock  Original Music  0:17:39 ()
Kawaliwa & Mary w. the AGS Boys  Rin   Options The Kampala Sound: 1960s Ugandan Dance Music (various artists)  Original Music  0:20:22 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:23:03 ()
Shoukichi Kina  Jing Jing (Firefly)   Options Peppermint Tea House  Luaka Bop  0:27:46 ()
Sandii and the Sunsetz  Open Sesame   Options Immigrants  Sire  0:31:09 ()
Wild Tchoupitoulas  Big Chief Got a Golden Crown   Options Wild Tchoupitoulas  Antilles  0:34:40 ()
Nina Simone  Revolution   Options Harlem Cultural Festival, 1969    0:38:25 ()
Pink Fairies  Do It   Options Neverneverland  Polydor  0:42:59 ()
Pixeltan  That's the Way I Like It   Options DFA Compilation #2 (Various Artists)  DFA  0:45:44 ()
Pete Rodriguez  I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi)   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Alegre  0:50:21 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  0:54:39 ()
Turtles  Elenore   Options 45 played at 33  White Whale  0:59:26 ()
John Moran  At Spahn's Movie Ranch   Options The Manson Family: An Opera  Point Music  1:02:48 ()
Death Praxis (Tenko & Ikue Mori)  Bum Steer   Options Mystery  Tzadik  1:07:37 ()
Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila  Kipenda Roho   Options Songs for the Poor Man  Real World  1:13:37 ()
Maher Shalal Hash Baz  Open Field   Options Open Field  Geographic  1:19:23 ()
The Pastels  Secret Music   Options Slow Summits  Domino  1:23:09 ()
David Darling and The Wulu Bunun   Malas Tapag   Options Mudanin Kata  World Music Network  1:27:24 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
David Darling and The Wulu Bunun  
Malas Tapag   Options Mudanin Kata  World Music Network  1:32:01 ()
Beach Boys  Feel Flows   Options Surf's Up  Capitol  1:35:03 ()
Peggy Lee  It Never Entered My Mind   Options Dream Street  Decca  1:39:34 ()
Leonard Bernstein  Thank You (vocal: Lee Hooper)   Options Mass  Columbia  1:42:32 ()
Friends of Distinction  Peaceful   Options Grazin'  RCA  1:45:11 ()
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Robin Scott  Once in a Lifetime   Options The Arrangement  Alfa  1:48:38 ()
Charles Aznavour  J'ai perdu la tete (I lost my head)   Options Charles Aznavour  Barclay  1:53:28 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.   1:56:14 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:00pm βrian:

Heeding the call to do nothing, busily...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Charlie and all! Let's get Busy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

That animation is pretty damned clever. And labor intensive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:04pm Michael:

Hey now Charlie and all - checking in from lovely Santa Fe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:04pm βrian:

What's for liunch?
www.brooklynbarmenus.com
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:04pm Peter Nelson:

Greetings from Rockport MA. Ain't Qulfus fab?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:05pm Charlie:

Hello ßrian and James! Yes, let's get busy doing nothing.
Hello Michael and Peter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:05pm Michael:

Peter are you in Rockport now? I live in that sleepy burg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:06pm Mayuko:

Hello Charlie and everyone! Glad to be home today and I can tune in your show live.
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:06pm Peter Nelson:

@ Michael. Just on holiday. Lovely place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:07pm Michael:

I live aboiut a block from the fantastic performance space there. Hope the weather is ok - I'm out west this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:07pm Charlie:

Yes, Peter, I dig Qulfus. (and guess where I found it:)
Yes, James, the other animations are great too, if you get a chance to read up on his project too. (Elliot Schulz, first entry on playlist)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:08pm mauri:

heyaya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:08pm Charlie:

Greetings, Mayuko! and Mauri :)
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:09pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:09pm Peter Nelson:

@ Michael. Looking for great cheesecake. Any advice?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:09pm Charlie:

and Hi Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:09pm Charlie:

@Michael -- say hi to NM for me please, haven't been there in years, but love to visit :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:10pm Michael:

The restaurants in our town leave a lot to be desired. Head to Gloucester for better food and real drink.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:10pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, this Zorn is fabulous, haven't heard it in quite a while. (his major label days)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:10pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Chaz! Thanks for providing the sort of transportation that you don't need to use a MetroCard to get on board.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:11pm Michael:

It is so great Charlie. Off to Taos in about 30 minutes then up to the Denver area so I'll have to check in on the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:11pm Charlie:

Hi doctorjazz, and Gaylord! Now it's a freeform party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:11pm Mike East:

I walked around my town for about an hour last Sunday searching for great cheesecake, but only came up with mediocre cheesecake. But my wife appreciated the effort
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:13pm Peter Nelson:

Homemade cheesecake is hard to beat. I thought while we were here in the US we might find something good, but so far not...
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:14pm Peter Nelson:

Pretty good for doughnuts, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:14pm Mike East:

Massachusetts - that's pie country up there, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:16pm Parq:

Love that Fripp/Roche track. Always kind of wondered who it's about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:20pm Charlie:

a big busy doin' nuthin' welcome to Mike East, Parq, and Uncle Michael !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:26pm doctorjazz:

Brooklyn is known for its cheesecake, just sayin
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:28pm northguineahills:

I've never understood the hoopla about Juniors' cheesecake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:28pm Lewis:

@Charlie - was it you that played Suzy Roche last week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

vocals by Gisberg on the Gary Lucas teack
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:29pm Parq:

Just doing a little research on "Mary" - lyrics written by Joanna Walton, who was Fripp's squeeze. Turns out she died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Whew.
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 12:30pm ndbob:

rotifers are second only to rodents Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:31pm Charlie:

Ah, thank you Kurt! (and hi!)
Hello northguineahills also, and Lewis, wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:33pm mauri:

mmm just had minticecream with peppermint leaves, nettles and cranberries jingjing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:35pm Charlie:

now I want ice cream
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:36pm Charlie:

wow, Parq, just saw your comment. I did not know that before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:38pm doctorjazz:

Great sets, gotta call my travel agent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:40pm Kurt Gottschalk:

sorry to be abrupt, i was on the street. i also wanted to say i just listened to "mary" last night for the first time in eons. such a beautiful track and so nice to hear it again today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:40pm Charlie:

seeya, dr J
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:41pm Parq:

Kurt, welcome back to NY/NJ. Digging your avatar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:41pm Charlie:

Kurt, that must be why I played it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:42pm Mister Dobalina:

Is this from the same live performance where she performs, 'Ain't Got No' ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:44pm Kurt Gottschalk:

charlie, @ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 12:45pm Charlie:

@Mister Dobalina: Not sure. I just stumbled upon that live version on YouTube the other day.
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 1:03pm Dominick:

nice
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:04pm John:

It sounds like The Platters on 78 RPM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:04pm listener james from westwood:

Well, turtles are indeed known for being rather slow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:04pm Mike East:

nice, james :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:06pm Charlie:

haha, yes james!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:07pm Charlie:

I love the way slowing down records brings out so many little details of the arrangement, because different frequencies stand out.
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 1:09pm ndbob:

right Charlie
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:10pm Listening Out There:

Genial host: Is the John Moran tune actually written by Charlie Manson? He did put out an album or two. Supposedly tried out to be one of The Monkees, I've read...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:10pm Mike East:

I was listening to an old tape I recorded many years ago in a player that played at a faster speed and thought it sounded great. Then I put it in the normal speed tape deck and it was garbage....speeding things up hides the mistakes...slowing it down reveals all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:14pm Charlie:

Listening Out There -- some of the words from that piece were by Manson, the rest by John Moran. The music is entirely John Moran. It's from an opera based on Manson and the "family."
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:15pm Listening Out There:

Thanks much. I'm not familiar with the opera. Good to hear a piece of it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:17pm Charlie:

It's on Point Music, which was Philip Glass's label, which explains the modern subject matter of the opera...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:19pm Parq:

Hearing the Turtles' hits nowadays - at any speed - makes me smile all the more because it reminds me of their big and well-deserved court victory over Sirius. As a nice side benefit, because they sued under the name of their corporation, Flo & Eddie Inc., the court's written decision is full of references to what "Flo and Eddie argue".
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:19pm Listening Out There:

Charlie...makes sense. Thx again. FYI, I just finished reading Glass's memoir "Words Without Music." It was more interesting that I thought it would be. Includes a couple short bits on Moondog, his old roommate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:22pm Lewis:

covering the Silver Jews - pretty cool...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:28pm Lewis:

or is it simply Silver Jews?…
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:32pm John:

Is this with the Wulu Bunun?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:34pm βrian:

Couldn't find the lyrics online. Go figure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:36pm Mayuko:

ohh! so that was that CD you told me! haven't found it in the fmu library yet, sounded pretty good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:37pm northguineahills:

Probably my favorite Beach Boys song....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:38pm northguineahills:

That, and I love the Surf's Up album cover....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:38pm Charlie:

@Mayuko -- well, it was in the library. maybe moved to basement? ask Brian if you can't find it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:40pm Gaylord Fields:

On this album, I go back and forth between this and Long Promised Road. It amazes me that Carl, perhaps the BBs' best singer, sang lead on almost nothing pre-1967.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:41pm Mayuko:

Will do, Charlie. That library is made for tall people and Asian music section is close to the ceiling in the shelf. I will bring my binocular with me next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:48pm Charlie:

@Mayuko -- bring a fireman's ladder :) (It's probably under "D" though)
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:48pm frenchee:

Nice set, Mr. Lewis. very uplifting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

Man, this or the Helen Reddy version...I can't decide.

Maybe the Georgie Flame gets into the running too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

*Fame
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:49pm Charlie:

@Gaylord -- Maybe it's because Carl was so young at the time? What's his first lead, "Girl Don't Tell Me"? He did sound good then...
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:51pm Listening Out There:

Irwin played an Up With People track yesterday. Now, Friends of Distinction. Must be something in the water...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:52pm Charlie:

Up With Friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:52pm northguineahills:

Fully agree, Gaylord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:52pm Charlie:

UM: Georgie Flame would be a good name.
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:52pm Listening Out There:

Nothing of Distinction
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

And his Blue Fames?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:53pm Charlie:

haha, I like that, Listening -- new show name
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:56pm Mayuko:

@Charlie Ah, you're right! I should have looked into the D shelf! it's pretty embarrassing already that I need to use a ladder to look into stuff on the TABLE there. But I might indeed have to ask Brian to equip the library with a fireman's ladder.
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  Thu. 9/10/15 1:57pm Listening Out There:

*Aznavour
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:57pm Mike East:

get some stilts, Mayuko! It'll make fmu look even more like a circus
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Always a pleasure, Chaz! Thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks all, see you next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 2:00pm Mayuko:

haha, Mike East, that's a good idea! Thank you, Charlie!
  Thu. 9/10/15 2:01pm Listening Out There:

Thx again!
Avatar Thu. 9/10/15 2:01pm Inner Ear Detour:

Lovely show, Charlie. Aznavour, a great finish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 2:02pm Charlie:

Thanks, David, and a late hello/goodbye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 9/10/15 2:08pm northguineahills:

It was a blast, thanks Charlie!
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