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Playlist for 03 December 2015 Options | From a windpipe to an oval window

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Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Tom Scott with the California Dreamers  The Honeysuckle Breeze   Options The Honeysuckle Breeze  Impulse! 
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0:00:00 ()
Mike Sammes Singers  Youth Just Like Swingles (Listen: )   Options Music For Biscuits  Trunk    0:04:00 ()
Paul Mark  Wakare No Isochidori (A Proper Goodbye) (Listen: )   Options East To West  Imperial    0:07:13 ()
A.K. Klosowski & Pyrolator  China First on Mars   Options Home Taping Is Killing Music  Captain Trip/Atatak    0:09:28 ()
Land of the Loops  Multi-Family Garage Sale (bargain-bin mix)   Options Bundle of Joy  Up    0:14:13 ()
Testpattern  Crescent Moon   Options Après-Midi  Yen Records    0:18:22 ()
Ariel Pink  Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade   Options Pom Pom  4AD    0:21:37 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:25:02 ()
Staple Singers  Solon Bushi   Options We'll Get Over  Stax    0:31:04 ()
Haruomi Hosono  Philharmony   Options Philharmony  Yen Records; Alfa Music    0:32:33 ()
Petra Haden  Sunrise   Options Sings The Who Sell Out  Bar None    0:35:50 ()
Anita Kerr Singers  For You   Options Stay / Things We Did Last Summer      0:38:54 ()
Quarteto Em Cy E Tamba Trio  Zambi   Options Som Definitivo  Forma    0:41:24 ()
Henry Mancini  Breakfast at Tiffany's   Options Breakfast at Tiffany's  RCA    0:44:35 ()
Stevie Wonder  Smile Please   Options Fullfillingness' First Finale  Tamla    0:47:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol.2  Right Tempo    0:50:46 ()
Nomo  Brainwave   Options Ghost Rock  Ubiquity    0:54:21 ()
Dva  Mulatu   Options Nipomo  Indies Scope    0:58:12 ()
Joy Division  She's Lost Control   Options Unknown Pleasures; Permanent  Factory; Qwest    1:01:52 ()
The Internet  Under Control   Options Ego Death  OF    1:05:39 ()
Wondermints  Ride   Options Mind if We Make Love to You  Smile Records    1:09:38 ()
Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers  All for You   Options The Best of the Funk Brothers  Motown    1:13:54 ()
Yardbirds  Shapes of Things   Options 7-inch single (originally); The Yardbirds Collection  Columbia; Castle Communications    1:16:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon    1:19:09 ()
Eberhard Weber  The Colours of Chloe   Options The Colours of Chloe  ECM    1:23:49 ()
Fleetwood Mac  Before the Beginning   Options Then Play On  Reprise    1:31:32 ()
Connie Acher  My Good Friend   Options For Giving (forthcoming album)      1:34:53 ()
The Special Pillow  The Pixelated Cloud   Options Infinite Regression  Zofko    1:38:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
George Martin 
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)   Options A Hard Day's Night (soundtrack)  United Artists    1:44:59 ()
Billy Bragg & Wilco  One By One   Options Mermaid Avenue  Elektra    1:48:12 ()
The Clash  Death Is a Star   Options Combat Rock  CBS    1:51:24 ()
Frank Sinatra with the Jeff Alexander Choir  Nature Boy   Options Rarities  Columbia    1:54:30 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 7-inch single (45 played at 33)  Warner Bros.    1:57:44 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 11:59am βrian:

Just seeped in through the doorway. Good afternoon, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 11:59am mauri:

Charling, Brianling good eveningling
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Good Thursday and happy December! Back from vacation and ready to continue doing nothing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:01pm βrian:

We are the changelings who do nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:02pm mauri:

oh boy there's nothing like nothing!
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:02pm Katya Oddio:

Sick day = Charlie in the ear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:03pm Charlie:

Hello ßrian, mauri, james, Katya! What a treat to see you all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:03pm Charlie:

Katya -- sorry you're not feeling well, but glad you're here :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:04pm Michael:

G'day Charlie and fellow people with eager ears.
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:05pm Listening Out There:

Greetings, all. Funny you have the ear diagram. One ear of mine is my Achilles heel, so to speak. Glad to listen today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:06pm mauri:

spinning wax
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:07pm Charlie:

Hello Michael!
LOT -- welcome. Sorry about that heel in your ear :(
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 12:08pm still b/p:

I'm loving those Mike Sammes Singers a whole bushel o' biscuits-worth.
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:09pm jan:

The show is off to a great start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:11pm Charlie:

hey there, still b/p: yup, they're worth their weight in biscuits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:12pm Charlie:

hi jan! - thanks! hope you're having a good day. (that goes for everyone)
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:13pm Listening Out There:

Heel in ear > Foot in mouth
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:13pm Carmichael:

Cant get to your page via the FMU homepage ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:15pm Charlie:

Hi Carmichael -- I just made the link a minute ago -- forgot at start of show -- try now!
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:16pm Carmichael:

Nope, its not refreshing. Can't find back door, either.
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:16pm Listening Out There:

Carmichael: Go to Listen Now > Give the Drummer Radio > Under Listen Now, click Playlist & Comments
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:17pm βrian:

You an bookmark this:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:17pm Charlie:

Yes, thanks LOT -- new homepage design learning curve...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:18pm Charlie:

yes, ßrian, there's another short-cut
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:20pm Parq:

Liked that Land of the Loops a whole lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

Don't get outer my ear, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:21pm Carmichael:

I figured out another way in, so finally hello. SM Ken, if the page is broken, take it down and fix it. GTDR is getting screwed over in this iteration.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:21pm Charlie:

Hi Parq -- that's an old fave from around when I started doing shows at 'FMU, 1996.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:21pm Charlie:

How about outer my head, @Uncle Michael?
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 12:25pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:25pm Charlie:

hi Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 12:26pm Uncle Michael:

You outer know better, Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 12:34pm -Ken:

Sorry about the problems Carmichael, it's not so easy to go back and forth between versions of the homepage. We're trying to fix all the bugs as quickly as we can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:35pm Carmichael:

Thanks for letting me vent, Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:35pm Charlie:

Maybe we need a brain redesign?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:38pm listener james from westwood:

Petra Haden!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:38pm Charlie:

Petra-fied!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 12:39pm -Ken:

Another way in is from the top navigation bar:
Listen --> Give the Drummer Radio --> GTDR Weekly schedule.
Also, GTDR will have its own homepage soon so this will all be moot.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 12:40pm Sarah N:

Ear be I
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:41pm Charlie:

Looking forward to what that will look like, Ken! All in all, it's a new world on the 'FMU web.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:42pm Gaylord Fields:

Heh-heh-heh — they said "doo-doo"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:42pm Charlie:

Hi, Sarah, welcome !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:42pm Mayuko:

late but here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:42pm Carmichael:

I remember a guy from the Anita Kerr singers in the song-poem documentary "Off the Charts". He was kind of a jerk ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:42pm βrian:

Ken, don't forget to put in the appropriate redirects for outdated URLs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:45pm testingwithfire:

was just digging out my Verve "Samba Brasil" CD when I remembered it was past noon on Thursday... hi Charlie and crew
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:46pm Charlie:

Hi Gaylord -- yes they done-did-doodley-did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:47pm Charlie:

and hello, Mayuko and testing -- pull up a patch of shag rug..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:48pm Charlie:

TWF -- a bit of musical synchronicity there :)
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:51pm judy from croton:

this is a song i wish would go on forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 12:53pm -Ken:

Brian - pleas email me with any bad URLs you find: ken at wfmu dot org
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:55pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: I suppose because all those Anita Kerr/Mike Sammes/Swingle Singers-type vocalizing groups are always chanting "doo-doo-doo," that's why they call it scat singing.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 12:55pm Sarah N:

We're catching a ride on the Eustachian tube train....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:56pm βrian:

Everybody's got at least one Weird Uncle Larynx in the family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 12:57pm Charlie:

Gaylord, you're ready for a stint at Kutchers!
  Thu. 12/3/15 12:59pm Ike:

GTDR having its own homepage is a nice idea but having something on the main FMU site flagging openly (not just on mouse-over) that there's a live show on GTDR w/a live playlist is essential for pulling across listeners who wouldn't otherwise know IMHO. Just my 2 pesos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@Charlie: I gotta million of 'em!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:01pm Gaylord Fields:

And I would think atrocious wordplay is welcome on any Doug Schulkind–curated stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:02pm Charlie:

I don't mean to be didactic or facetious in any way, but I watched Broadway Danny Rose the other night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:02pm Gaylord Fields:

I took what you say as 100% compliment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:04pm Charlie:

Atrocious wordplay is in my DNA. All punners are welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 1:04pm Uncle Michael:

I'm unable to express myself without atrocious wordplay.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:05pm ndbob:

@you should see my rodent related puns Charlie - talk about atrocious - rat or wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:06pm Charlie:

Conversing with you is a long and winding rodent, bob!
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:07pm still b/p:

Rat puns....Ben there.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:11pm ndbob:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:14pm doctorjazz:

love this wondermints, nice album it's from, hard to tell from the real deal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:14pm Charlie:

Did I hear that these guys are touring with Brian Wilson right now?
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:15pm gary mitchell:

they are indeed and doing a fine job
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:16pm Charlie:

Hi Gary -- heard it from you the other night :)
Would love to see them live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:16pm Charlie:

and hello doctorjazz too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:18pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello everybody. Glad to be in the World of a Thousand Rim-Shots! Now lets Schmaltz n'Roll!!
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:19pm jan:

Shapes of Things- the anthem for many years in my youth!
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:19pm still b/p:

Thought for a moment it was the piece included in the Almost Famous soundtrack...but the Rise riff, I learned, is "modeled on Carl Wilson's 'Feel Flows' "
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:20pm Listening Out There:

Ooh. A different release of "Shapes of Things." Not the 45. Yay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:23pm βrian:

Ah, Ann Arbor.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:24pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:26pm Charlie:

Hello Kevin! -- That would be Schlock and Roll ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:27pm Charlie:

@still b/p -- ah, that is a connection I didn't make, will have to go check Feel Flows.
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:29pm gary mitchell:

heya ndbob... just finishing lunch - Mice Krispies
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:32pm Listening Out There:

Saw Weber play this years back. Used a cello shaped a bit like a plank. Six strings, maybe?
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:32pm ndbob:

@Gary don't eat them around Vlada:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:35pm Charlie:

LOT -- yeah, he had some cool electric cellos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:35pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Sorry Charlie. I reserve "Schlock" for Rex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:35pm Carmichael:

Now THIS is Fleetwood Mac. My mom likes the OTHER Fleetwood Mac.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:37pm KevinfromBayRidge:

If only "Classic Rockers" would catch on to THIS Fleetwood Mac.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:39pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Sorry Carm, Didn't see your comment when writing, although my mom isn't ANY FMac.
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:41pm Katya Oddio:

My sentiments, too, The Special Pillow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 1:42pm Uncle Michael:

I like all Fleetwood macs...but to varying degrees.
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:43pm still b/p:

Would this Special Pillow vocalist be happy or offended if I said he has a slight Muppet quality?
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:44pm Katya Oddio:

Very much in the vein of Jad Fair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:50pm Parq:

Oh, that gorgeous Bragg/Wilco album of Woody songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/3/15 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Heading out shortly. Great show, Charlie. See you all again soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:54pm Charlie:

See you later, Uncle M -- thanks for dropping by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:54pm Charlie:

@Parq -- I believe there was a sequel too -- many good songs between the two albums :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:55pm mauri:

good show charlie and good night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:55pm Charlie:

Katya -- yes, good call.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:55pm Charlie:

Good night mauri!
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:56pm ndbob:

excellent show charlie!
  Thu. 12/3/15 1:57pm gary mitchell:

ethereal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:57pm Charlie:

Katya -- if you're still here -- your e-mail address bounces back to me lately -- can you e-mail me later?
Also, if anyone wants to be on my e-mail list, drop a line through the link on my playlist homepage :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:57pm listener james from westwood:

I always want to say the name of this song like Bugs Bunny, "Hey, Natchuh Boy!"
Glad to be here for the tunes, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 1:58pm Charlie:

thanks all,
tanks, james ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/3/15 1:59pm still b/p:

Working in a stage project several years ago, it took me a while to realize with surprise the music used before the show and between scenes was a few remixes of Nature Boy. Always thought it was strange interesting choice for reworking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 2:00pm Mayuko:

Thank you, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 2:02pm Charlie:

thanks, everyone :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/3/15 2:02pm Michael:

wonderful show - thanks Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/4/15 9:36am People Like Us:

great show! Just listened as an archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/6/15 9:36pm Charlie:

Thanks, PLU! Yay, archives!
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