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Playlist for 03 March 2016 Options | From out of my head to out of this world

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from the cover of the album Soundproof, by Ferrante & Teicher

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Ferrante & Teicher  Holiday for Strings   Options Dynamic Twin Pianos  United Artists   
Eddie Bush  Holiday for Strings   Options Legends of Ukulele (various artsits)  Rhino  0:02:18 ()
Felix Kubin & Coolhaven  There Is a Garden   Options Suppe fur die Nacht  Korm Plastics  0:03:57 ()
Boys Age  Cult Pop   Options A Home  Dig That Treasure  0:07:26 ()
Polycarp  Whisky Lime   Options The Magnetic Moment  Wifflefist  0:10:29 ()
Sophie Tucker w Harry Sosnik & His Orchestra  The Lady Is a Tramp   Options 78 (originally)  Decca  0:14:15 ()
Lederhosen Lucil  Candidi Albicani   Options Hosemusik  Lederhosen Lucil  0:17:18 ()
Aretha Franklin  Freeway of Love   Options 7-inch single  Arista  0:19:30 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Tipsy 
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:23:53 ()
Shonen Knife  Top of the World   Options If I Were a Carpenter (various artists)  A&M  0:27:53 ()
People Like Us  Happy Lost Songs   Options Welcome Abroad  Illegal Art  0:31:37 ()
Muriel Smith  Happy Talk   Options South Pacific  RCA  0:34:43 ()
Claudine Longet  Nothing to Lose   Options The Party (soundtrack)  The Mirisch Corporation/United Artists  0:38:56 ()
Cal Tjader   O Barquinho (The Little Boat)   Options Sona Libre  Verve  0:41:16 ()
Furniture Huschle  Feeder Cable   Options Waiting for Parts  Spare Me Records  0:45:24 ()
The Supremes  All I Want   Options The Supremes  Motown  0:47:27 ()
The Waitresses  Square Pegs   Options I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts  Polydor  0:50:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Shudder to Think 
pH Balanced   Options High Art (soundtrack)  Velvel  0:54:05 ()
Pipas  Rock And/Or Roll   Options A Cat Escaped  Matinee  0:58:52 ()
April March  Nothing New   Options Chrominance Decoder  Edel/Tricatel  1:01:18 ()
Carmen Miranda  Moleque Indigesto   Options South American Way  Saludos Amigos  1:05:29 ()
Bobbie Gentry  Niki Hoeky   Options Ode to Billie Joe  Capitol  1:07:51 ()
DJ Ming & FS  Madhattan Bound   Options Deeper Concentration (various artists)  Om  1:10:32 ()
Siw Malmkvist & Umberto Mercato  Sole Sole Sole   Options 7-inch single  Jubilee  1:14:00 ()
Roy Orbison  Blue Angel   Options All-Time Greatest Hits  Sony  1:16:43 ()
Chuck Wagon  Rock and Roll Won't Go Away   Options Weird Punk L.A. (various artists)    1:19:43 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  1:22:46 ()
Piero Piccioni  Abigaille from Fumo di Londra   Options The Seduction of Piero Piccioni  Cherry Red  1:28:20 ()
Young Marble Giants  N.I.T.A.   Options Colossal Youth  Rough Trade  1:31:05 ()
Sir Henry and Kathrin Angerer  Was Ist das Ziel, from Ums Nackte Leben   Options Das Leben Ist Kein Wunschkonzert    1:34:42 ()
TV Girl  Loving Machine   Options Who Really Cares  TV Girl  1:38:17 ()
Of Montreal  Everything Disappears When You Come Around   Options Cherry Peel  Bar None  1:42:13 ()
Harry Nilsson  Rainmaker   Options Harry  RCA  1:44:40 ()
Trio  Anna - Letmeinletmeout   Options Trio and Error  Mercury  1:47:19 ()
O-N-T-J (Olivia New Ton John)  Jasmine   Options Jose  Benten  1:50:55 ()
The Brunettes  Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth   Options Structure & Cosmetics  Sub Pop  1:54:29 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.   

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 11:56am Michael:

First?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 11:56am Mayuko:

Hallos!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 11:57am βrian:

First among sequels.
Good afternoon, folks.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 11:57am Charlie:

First among sequins.
Halloo, Michael, Mayuko, ßrian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 11:59am mauri:

saucerful of sweetbun
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 11:59am Carmichael:

First among seagulls. Heya Charlie and everyone else everywhere.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:00pm βrian:

Sequins! Ooh, shiny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Charlie and all!! Happy to see what comes out of your head. I've spread a dropcloth just in case.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:03pm Brian in UK:

......and a fist amidst treacle to you Charlie.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:04pm Listening Out There:

I'm just in a festive, holiday mood for some reason. Dunno why...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:04pm Mayuko:

This show has already made me super happy. Also, a bit slower than usual day at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:05pm Brian in UK:

Is this George's cousin that no one mentions?
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:05pm Charlie:

Interplanetary greetings to Mauri, Carmichael, and James; Brian in UK and Listening Out There too :)
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:05pm Charlie:

The only Bush not running for public office.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:05pm mauri:

Brian in uk, are you all aurora borealis experienced now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:06pm listener james from westwood:

Lighting up a fine Kubin!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:06pm Charlie:

Hooray for slow work days!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:06pm coelacanth:

wow, this is much different than the Felix Kubin i know!
...and Hi Charlie and Nothlings.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:06pm Parq:

Hi, Charlie. I can't look at that pic without mentally hearing a theremin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:07pm Carmichael:

Different than Felix Cavaliere too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:07pm Brian in UK:

Used to love the sherbet in those flying saucers.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:08pm coelacanth:

...and not your dad's Pappalardi neither.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:09pm Brian in UK:

Oh mauri you bet. Saw the Lights on Saturday, immediately after dog sledding. An amazing site.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:09pm Brian in UK:

or sight!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:11pm sphere:

hello folks. been a long time since i tuned in to Charlie's show. thanks to the Brian who mentioned it recently!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:12pm mauri:

sounds great! dog sledding too. I did that once. flew off the sledge cause I was taking a turn too fast.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:12pm Charlie:

howdy, coelacanth, Parq, sphere too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:13pm listener james from westwood:

sphere, Charlie's archives are well worth a dig if you've missed some. Evergreen goodness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

Blue moon...you saw me standing alone...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:14pm sphere:

good idea, Westwood Person. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Sophie was a real mother Tucker.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:16pm Charlie:

Hi Uncle Michael!
Mother Tucker!, I mean Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:16pm Brian in UK:

mauri one of our team did hit a tree and broke the sled handle Luckily the musher in charge cut off a branch and lashed it up and carried on. He had just flown back from Alaska where he took part in a 1000 mile sled race in ten days. Tough guy.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:16pm Listening Out There:

"That's why the GOP is a Trump..." Everybody sing...
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:16pm jan:

here ear.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:18pm Charlie:

Happy to see you, Jan!
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:19pm Ike:

Watch out folks, I've discovered that the flu is still going around. Guess I shouldn't have licked those subway poles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:21pm sphere:

what if you get a flat on the Freeway of Love?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:22pm mauri:

an action packed holiday.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:22pm Pseu Braun:

Chizzzzy!
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm Listening Out There:

I was hijacked on the Freeway of Love. It can now be revealed...
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm Charlie:

Pseubie!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm βrian:

Wheremin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm doctorjazz:

Hi all, Aretha's entry into the age of disco, great track. (it's always amused me that disco had the last lack, current pop music comes out of it so much).
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm jan:

@sphere:Call the LOVE.A.A.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:23pm Charlie:

I found love on a two-way street....
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:24pm Ike:

Also don't lick anything on the Freeway of Love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:24pm listener james from westwood:

Argh, sorry to hear it, Ike.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:24pm Listening Out There:

...caught in the radar trap of passion...
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:24pm βrian:

That Bunny Kick brings to mind a dreamy conga line.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:27pm Ike:

Thx @LJfW. How's the proofreading biz?
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:28pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:29pm βrian:

A blue pencil is a lethal weapon in the right person's hands.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:29pm Cocakoala:

Delightful cover!
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:30pm rf:

super delightful!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:31pm Charlie:

Hiya, Ike, ndBob, and Cocakoala!
Always bring protection on the freeway of love...?
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:31pm Charlie:

rf rf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:31pm doctorjazz:

Just caught up with the comments, late start,:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:32pm Dominick:

Hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:33pm listener james from westwood:

It's a sad universe, the one in which I was never a WFMU listener and learned about PLU much much later than I did, or never.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:34pm listener james from westwood:

βrian: This copy editor agrees re: the blue pencil. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:34pm Charlie:

doctorjazz, Dominick, welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:34pm doctorjazz:

Love this People Like Us mishmosh
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:34pm Charlie:

James -- you know much of PLU is available for free download, if you need to catch up?
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:35pm Listening Out There:

There's also a nifty documentary on PLU out there. You can see Vicki's nice garden too.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:36pm βrian:

I guess that's not Price LookUp, after all.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:37pm Listening Out There:

This PLU is not Pacific Lutheran University either, as they say here in the Seattle area...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:37pm listener james from westwood:

@Charlie: Excellent to know; will no doubt spare me a playlist search or three on WFMU.org!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:37pm βrian:

I remember watching South Pacific with my parents, and then going out to dine at Trader Vic's. It was a natural segue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:38pm Mayuko:

This woman is frightening to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:38pm Mike East:

I told my daughter on our walk to school yesterday "If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true"
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:39pm Charlie:

Yes, frightening on many levels...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:39pm Goyim in the AM:

It's tough to sing the hell out of a number with a ridiculous accent. Captain Sensible only got the ridiculous accent part on his version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:39pm mauri:

I felt its happiness.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:40pm Cocakoala:

Talking about ridiculous accents....Peter Sellers in this film....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:43pm listener james from westwood:

"Birdie num-num."
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:43pm Charlie:

from wikipedia: "Happy Talk" is occasionally cut from productions of South Pacific on the grounds that the song is racist, citing the fake pidgin in which it is written.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:46pm Michael:

When I see Claudine Longet I think of the "Claudine Longet Invitational" Downhill competition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:46pm Goyim in the AM:

As opposed to the other, non-problematic parts of that piece? Good thinking, Bowdlerists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:48pm doctorjazz:

Never heard the Supremes/Joni Mitchell cover, cool.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:49pm Roberto:

Dammit Charlie, you already played this in 2007.
  Thu. 3/3/16 12:49pm santos l halper:

@doctorjazz: ditto, and thanks Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:50pm doctorjazz:

Up Up and Away...
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:52pm Charlie:

Hi Goyim in theAM, Roberto, Santos Halper
@Roberto -- I never play a song I've never played before.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:52pm Charlie:

...except this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:52pm Goyim in the AM:

Totally different head. Totally.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:53pm Roberto:

I happen to like that song, so it's all good. Like this one too! Waitresses 4 life
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 12:53pm listener james from westwood:

@Michael, you're not the only one.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 12:56pm βrian:

My favorite cartoon was The Jetsams.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:02pm Charlie:

Planetary Flotsam
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:05pm listener james from westwood:

It's the flotsam what gets'am (quoted from somewhere or other)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:09pm Dominick:

OH yeah!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:13pm βrian:

I hear a car going *boom*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:14pm Brian in UK:

Thinking Kid Koala
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:17pm still b/p:

I starred Sole Sole Sole and then it came to a dole-dole-doleful end there.
  Thu. 3/3/16 1:18pm jan:

aww, Charlie... I was happlily grooving on Siw Malmkvist & Umberto Mercato and that segue harshed my mellow!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:19pm Charlie:

oh, sorry, still b/p, jan dunno what came over me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:19pm Mayuko:

haha, I loved that segue!
  Thu. 3/3/16 1:19pm andy the painter:

i was thinking how much the vocals on that Sole Sole Sole sounded like classic bollywood duet vocals. same era, maybe?
  Thu. 3/3/16 1:20pm jan:

b/p? what dat
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:21pm Charlie:

that was from 1964
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:21pm βrian:

Chuck Wagon is ringing the dinner triangle. Gotta get some grub.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:21pm Charlie:

hello andy the painter.
yes it does have that bollywood duet feel at that
  Thu. 3/3/16 1:24pm andy the painter:

now i may rest easy....
thanks, charlie
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:24pm still b/p:

breathing/puzzled.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:31pm Charlie:

me: busy/plodding
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:31pm Michael:

Starring Marcello and Virna Lisi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:35pm Goyim in the AM:

We are clearly in the sonic presence of a graduate of German Actress School.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:36pm Roberto:

Something about vegan schmutz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:38pm Goyim in the AM:

...and having googled her, I see that I am correct.
  Thu. 3/3/16 1:40pm jan:

Diggin TV Girl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:40pm Mayuko:

collected the rocks spilled out of your head. 56.media.tumblr.com...
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:41pm Parq:

TV Girl link is not safe for work. Well, not my work, anyway. Great sounds, though.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:42pm Charlie:

Mayuko -- ooh, that's a great picture! Maybe I will substitute it for the one I have at the top of the page :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:45pm Brian in UK:

Great show, Charlie, got to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:45pm Mayuko:

ah! there's big size too. i.imgur.com... I think that rocky spacy landscape looks good too though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:46pm Uncle Michael:

We need rain in Kansas.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:46pm Charlie:

seeya, Brian,
ty, Mayuko
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:46pm Brian in UK:

@Mayuko it is enticing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:48pm Mayuko:

@Brian in UK I think that's what filled Charlie's brain today and responsible for that crazy segue etc.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:49pm Parq:

"Anna - Letmeinletmeout" was a frequent play on FMU when I first moved to New York. The sound of this record will always remind me of those good, bad first few months.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:52pm listener james from westwood:

Through the intro, I thought this "Jasmine" was a Gary Wilson cut!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:52pm Goyim in the AM:

It was an actual hit in Germany and Austria.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:53pm Charlie:

Mayuko -- the picture is a cropped version of the cover of the album "Soundproof" by Ferrante and Teicher, back when they were playing pop songs on twin prepared pianos.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:55pm Mayuko:

Great, thanks for letting me know! I actually wrote their name down right away when I heard you played at the beginning, I loved it.
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks for being here, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks for the fine spins, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 1:59pm Goyim in the AM:

Thank you for jaying the dees!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 2:00pm coelacanth:

Thanks Charlie!
ciao.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 2:00pm Matt F:

Get yer rocks off!
Avatar Thu. 3/3/16 2:00pm Roberto:

Ciao Ciarlie.
  Thu. 3/3/16 2:02pm Listening Out There:

Thanks, Charlie BDN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/3/16 2:02pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie. Go grab some hard rolls.
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