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Playlist for 28 July 2016 Options | The first and last everything and nothing show for busy boys and girls

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Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
cast  opening   Options Help!     
Rutles  Ouch!   Options The Rutles  Warner Bros.  0:00:57 ()
Big Audio Dynamite  Applecart   Options Tighten Up Vol. '88  Columbia  0:02:47 ()
Arling & Cameron  Freedom, Right Now (vocal: Agi)   Options We Are A&C  Emperor Norton  0:06:53 ()
cast  excerpt   Options Help!    0:10:05 ()
Mary McCaslin  I Need You   Options Rain: The Lost Album  Bear Family  0:11:06 ()
Pere Ubu  Breath   Options Cloudland  Fontana  0:14:00 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel  0:17:48 ()
Scritti Politti  The Word Girl   Options Cupid & Psyche 85  Warner Bros.  0:21:58 ()
onehouraccordeon  California Girls   Options YouTube video    0:26:00 ()
unknown  karaoke cover of Boys Boys Boys by Sabrina   Options The Rebirth of Fool (various artists)  Dual Plover  0:27:52 ()
Marshall Crenshaw  Girls...   Options Marshall Crenshaw  Warner Bros.  0:31:16 ()
Satanicpornocultshop  Dream're My Reality   Options Billboard Head Soup (various artists)  Sonore  0:34:17 ()
Delta Rhythm Boys  Flickorna i Smaland ("the girls of Smaland")   Options Guldkorn  Metronome/Warner Sweden  0:38:36 ()
Soul Coughing  Disseminated   Options Irresistible Bliss  Slash  0:41:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
Eumir Deodato 
Carlota & Carolina   Options Os Catedraticos 73  Ubatuqui (reissue)  0:43:51 ()
Petula Clark  Take Good Care of Your Heart   Options I Love to Sing (box set)  Sequel  0:47:18 ()
Holy Modal Rounders  Euphoria   Options Last Round  Adelphi  0:50:01 ()
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Whipped Cream   Options Whipped Cream & Other Delights  A&M  0:53:13 ()
Evolution Control Committee  Rebel Without a Pause (Whipped Cream Mix)   Options The Virtual Gunderphone  ECC  0:55:49 ()
Yukari Fresh  Triplicate Quackery   Options Erik  Escalator  0:57:32 ()
Plastilina Mosh  Graceland   Options Juan Manuel  Astralwerks  1:00:49 ()
Music behind DJ:
loop from Symphony in Three Movements   Options Igor conducting Columbia Symphony Orchestra  Columbia  1:04:12 ()
Glass Candy  The Last Time   Options Demos 31, 37  Glass Candy  1:09:39 ()
Del-Byzanteens  This Could Be the Last Time   Options unreleased demo  Del-Byzanteens  1:13:05 ()
Marianne Faithfull  I Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No More   Options Strange Weather  Island  1:18:33 ()
Daniel Johnston  When I Met You   Options Fun  Atlantic  1:19:45 ()
Beatles  Not A Second Time   Options Meet the Beatles  Capitol  1:20:40 ()
Lila Burns  I Just Want to Be Your Everything   Options YouTube video    1:22:39 ()
Barry White  You're The First, The Last, My Everything   Options 7-inch single (originally)  20th Century  1:25:04 ()
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We Are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad  1:29:41 ()
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass  My Old Flame   Options Fitzgerald and Pass... Again  Pablo  1:34:04 ()
unknown  J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1, Fugue 2   Options The Great American Dream Machine, episode 4: "Parking"    1:39:04 ()
Chuck and Danny  There Will Be a Last Time   Options Chuck and Danny  Show & Tell  1:40:53 ()
Millie Jackson  Summer (The First Time)   Options Caught Up  Spring  1:45:20 ()
Giles, Giles & Fripp with Judy Dyble  Make It Today (The Brondesbury Tapes 1968)   Options Judy Dyble: Anthology Part 1  Light in the Attic  1:50:31 ()
Bob Evans  Open Wound   Options Car Boot Sale  EMI Australia  1:53:41 ()
Music behind DJ:
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 
Lollipops and Roses   Options Whipped Cream & Other Delights  A&M  1:57:07 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 11:50am annie:

  Thu. 7/28/16 11:52am Katya:

second word
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 11:58am Charlie:

everybody knows that the word is a bird
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:00pm Michael:

Charlie/annie/Katya - warm greetings. I mean very warm...
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:02pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Thursday, Charlie and all!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:03pm Charlie:

Hey Wendy!
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:03pm Listening Out There:

In the Beginning Was the Word. And It Was Good...
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:04pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Yay The Rutles! I have always known in the back of my mind, cheese and onions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:05pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:05pm Carmichael:

YES! The Rutles! I love this stuff.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:06pm Charlie:

The video for "Ouch!" is hilarious:
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:06pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh, two songs in a row about applecarts. Nice segue, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:06pm Carmichael:

By the way Charlie, last night on a whim I saw the Yardbirds. The friggin' Yardbirds!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:07pm Charlie:

I spy with my little eye:
Annie, Katya, Michael, Wendy, James, Listening Out There, doctorjazz, Carmichael -- Hi!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:08pm Charlie:

Carmichael -- where'd you see them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:09pm Carmichael:

In Sacramento, as part of their Roger The Engineer tour.
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:09pm Listening Out There:

Yardbirds are supposed to be through our fair West Coast city soon...
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:10pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:11pm Charlie:

Hi ndbob!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:11pm Charlie:

Who is playing in these Yardbirds of whom you people speak?
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:11pm Mayuko:

Greetings! Can't comment much but listening!
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:13pm Listening Out There:

Charlie ---> From club site: While The Yardbirds were once an all-British outfit, the current lineup is four-fifths American with McCarty the Englishman in the band. In addition to McCarty vocals, drums, The Yardbirds are now comprised of John Idan on guitar and lead vocals ( on critically acclaimed 2003 Birdland Album ), Johnny A on guitar( Peter Wolf, Bobby Whitlock), bassist Kenny Aaronson ( Bob Dylan, Billy Idol), and Myke Scavone vocals, blues harp, and percussion. ( singer Ram Jam, Doughboys )
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:14pm Mayuko:

I immediately recognized that "go to the window" since I watched that film so many times when I was little!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:15pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie, I need you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:17pm Jeff Golick:

Like the flower needs the rain?

Hi, Charlie, all.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:17pm Charlie:

Hi Mayuko! Happy you're here, commenting or not:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:18pm Jeff Golick:

Great. relatively unheralded Pere Ubu record here.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:18pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael and Jeff G! Now we've got a GTDR posse going.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:18pm schmutz:

hi hello! Arrived just in time for Pere Ubu. They were just in town a few weeks ago. Fantastic show!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:19pm Charlie:

hey, schmutz! welcome. wow, pere ubu are always great to see! saw them many moons ago, i think at the old knitting factory in nyc...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:21pm Jeff Golick:

Saw Pere Ubu at a club in NYC that was more known for Phish-like shows....had a day-glo painted van in there...on Hudson St, maybe...ring any bells?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:24pm Jeff Golick:

Wetlands! (Phew.)
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:26pm That Mike:

Hi Charlie

Tuning in from Deadhorse Alaska, love the everything.

Hi Wendy!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:27pm Charlie:

Wendy knows this too: The guy who ran Wetlands moved up to Brattleboro, and started a hemp clothing store with a room upstairs (the "radical attic"?) for use by counter-culture organizers, and he also helped start Brattleboro community radio.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:27pm Charlie:

speaking of Wendy, hello friend of Wendy That Mike! Thanks for tuning in from Alaska!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:30pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Charlie is right. His name was Larry Bloch. He passed away a few years ago. The store was called "Save the Corporations (From Themselves)."

Hey Mike! Are you out in the field?
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:31pm Listening Out There:

Lyrics for "unknown" have always gone over my head. Always...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:32pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie. I was out in the woods just now.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:32pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Boys keep swinging.
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:33pm jan:

I was looking for a good time and found it with Charlie!
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:33pm That Mike:

Nice to see Larry's name..

Love the accordianbeachboys and boysboysboys pairing.

Hi Wendy- no, I'm in the field, going to jump on a plane soon for the next leg of the trip.

Sorry I won't be able to listen more-loved the little bit I got to hear. Thanks Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:33pm Brian in UK:

Unlikely scenarios. Jim Morrison doing Carpool Karaoke.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:35pm Charlie:

Hi Brian in UK, thanks for coming inside:)
Hi Jan -- happy you're here!
That Mike -- glad you could stop by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:36pm Jeff Golick:

Cool to hear more about Larry Bloch; sad to hear of his passing.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:39pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Jeff, Larry was instrumental in getting our community station on the air. That station is where my show airs, so I'm thankful for his dedication. Larry was quite a character, as you can imagine from someone who helped found Wetlands, and the store, and a funny little radio station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:39pm sphere:

hello people :)
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:40pm Charlie:

hello sphere!
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:42pm gary mitchell:

delta rhythm euphoria
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:42pm Carmichael:

Swedish swing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:43pm Carmichael:

Like a pendulum do ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:43pm Jeff Golick:

There's always something satisfying in learning of one of the world's great weirdos, who also got stuff done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 12:43pm Carmichael:

And don't think I didn't catch that America reference, Golick ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:44pm Jeff Golick:

@Carm: #sorry/#notsorry
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:45pm Charlie:

Hey Gary (M)! Thanks for popping in. Great to see ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:49pm Ike:

  Thu. 7/28/16 12:52pm gary mitchell:

actual title on the 45 is "American Boys"
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:53pm geezerette:

  Thu. 7/28/16 12:54pm gary mitchell:

Bob Dorough produced the Holy Modal Rounders.. weird eh
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:54pm geezerette:

Howdy ! :D
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:54pm Charlie:

Ha! I've never seen the actual 45. That's cool to know. Forgot it was released, actually. On the box set, it's part of an unreleased album Petula was working on with Tony Hatch when they decided to go their separate ways.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:54pm Charlie:

Hey Ike and geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:54pm Brian in UK:

Bob Dorough could produce dragon eggs.
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:56pm gary mitchell:

Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:56pm Charlie:

so, Gary M -- you didn't realize your "euphoria" comment would be prophetic!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:56pm Wendy del Formaggio:

...and other delights!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:57pm geezerette:

haha PERFECT segue! I like the drunken bump & grind.
  Thu. 7/28/16 12:57pm Listening Out There:

Time for the Dating Game, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:57pm Brian in UK:

Funny, I have got The Moray Eels out to play later in mono ofcourse..
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:58pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I once heard a story about a guy who bought every copy of this Herb Alpert "Whipped Cream" LP he saw, just because they're everywhere. I think that's an admirable endeavor.
I only have one copy, but I'm not giving it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:59pm doctorjazz:

Cool set! Love the Holy Modal Rounders.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:59pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Ha! Nice segue, Charlie! You're on a roll today.
Onion, kaiser, poppy seed? Har har.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 12:59pm geezerette:

@Wendy: such a great silly cover. I have one too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 12:59pm Jeff Golick:

Love this ECC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:00pm Brian in UK:

A&M, one of the top independent labels of the 60/70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:00pm Jeff Golick:

@Wendy: on the album collecting front, this White Album Project is also pretty cool: rutherfordchang.com...
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:01pm gary mitchell:

so many insanely great things on A&M
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:02pm Ike:

After hearing the ECC version so many times on FMU, now I can't even remember what the original Public Enemy beats for that song sound like.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:02pm Charlie:

potato roll
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:03pm Charlie:

Ike -- mashups have a way of doing that to a person's mind...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:04pm Jeff Golick:

Is "Hey, Bullfrog" in there?
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:05pm βrian:

Bonjour ! Been busy doing something so I couldn't do nothing. That's fixed now.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:10pm βrian:

"But they told me it was 'Igor.'"
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Jeff, that's a great project, the white album thing.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:12pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I'm kvelling over the "Young Frankenstein" reference. FRONKensteen!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:15pm geezerette:

@Brian in UK: The A&M studio & offices were located in the Studio / lot built by Charlie Chaplin. There's a great time lapse home movie Chaplin made of the studio going up, with a wonderful sequence of happy young Charlie beaming at the camera before picking a lemon off a tree,taking a bite, and mugging at shock of the sourness. It's charming.
Think it's in a BBC documentary series made to commemorate his centennial.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:15pm βrian:

YF forms the essence of a cultural keystone and is effectively a shibboleth for the très cool.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:19pm Charlie:

Hey there, βrian, didn't see you come in.
geezerette -- cute story:)
Wendy -- Abbie Normal?
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:19pm βrian:

"Useless information playing on your fears"
I thought that was *last* week's theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:20pm Brian in UK:

@geezerette, the late twentieth century comes to hollywoodland.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:20pm βrian:

@Charlie: I had to bust my way out of the vacuum bag, but I'm fine now.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:23pm βrian:

Now, I haven't heard and Daniel Johnston tracks, at all, playing at the conventions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 1:24pm Carmichael:

You'd think Walking The Cow would be perfect for the DNC.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:24pm Charlie:

haha, Daniel Johnston should be the official voice of both conventions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:26pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:26pm Brian in UK:

This is probably heresy but I do like Robert Palmer's version of Not A Second Time on Clues.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:27pm Charlie:

Brian in UK -- never heard it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:28pm Jeff Golick:

Clues is a great record.
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:28pm gary mitchell:

Charlie you foreshadowed all this in your break, you clever devil you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:29pm Jeff Golick:

Second time I've heard Barry this week on FMU. NOT complaining.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:29pm geezerette:

Barry White is hilarious to me. Great voice but he always makes me laugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:30pm Uncle Michael:

I was fortunate to have seen Barry White in concert and it was wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 1:31pm Carmichael:

<deep voice>:"Oooh baby ...."
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:31pm Charlie:

gary m -- if you like my foreshadowing, you'll love my chiaroscuro ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:32pm Brian in UK:

Come up and see my etchings?
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:33pm geezerette:

Love this playlist!

UM:how lucky! Don't doubt it was great. :)
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:34pm geezerette:

Brian in UK:Haha, Exactly!
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:35pm Katya:

Theme provided by Mr. Barry White. Love that!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:37pm Monica:

ahhhh... chazeroo...
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:38pm gary mitchell:

2nd best version ever!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:38pm Charlie:

Hey there, Monica -- glad you could pop in!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:38pm Charlie:

Uncle Michael -- jealous!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:38pm Charlie:

gary m -- and the best?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:39pm Brian in UK:

Monica, hope all is well with you.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:40pm βrian:

I think this song is about a bar that used to be in Ann Arbor.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:41pm Monica:

back atcha BinUK!
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:42pm gary mitchell:

the one with the Peter Lorre recitation...
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:45pm geezerette:

"a funny/sad last time."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:46pm Brian in UK:

The last time you shake 'n vac.
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:46pm gary mitchell:

love this track
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:48pm ndbob:

Heya Garryyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:48pm Uncle Michael:

Bobby Goldsboro's best song!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:49pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:49pm Charlie:

Monica must have sensed I was going to play Millie Jackson today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:49pm Brian in UK:

Charlie, great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:49pm Uncle Michael:

Charlie, Barry had dancers in giant champagne glasses.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:51pm Charlie:

UM -- of course he did (sigh) you lucky guy!
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:51pm gary mitchell:

hey ndbob
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:52pm Monica:

wait, she "became a woman"? damn...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:53pm Jeff Golick:

Vaya con dios, baby!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:53pm geezerette:

Thanks Charlie,great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 1:53pm Carmichael:

@UM, you mean Watching Scotty Grow was not his best?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:54pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the show, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:54pm Charlie:

Monica -- I know, it's hard to imagine Millie ever having *not* been a woman, came out the womb stealing other women's men!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 1:55pm Brian in UK:

....or Broomstick Cowboy?
  Thu. 7/28/16 1:55pm gary mitchell:

wow... i was in the other room and thought this was free design
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:55pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hi Charlie,
I hadda make a few phone calls... YES, Abbie Normal! :-D
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:57pm βrian:

Nay, it was "eye-gore."
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:58pm Charlie:

Yes, Jeff G -- vaya con dios!
wb Wendy!
Thanks everyone for being here today! You're a great crowd. See you next time.
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 1:58pm Dominick:

thanks Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/28/16 2:00pm Michael:

Not the last time to say excellent show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/28/16 2:00pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 2:00pm βrian:

The Flame was a pretty cheap bar.
  Thu. 7/28/16 2:00pm gary mitchell:

Avatar Thu. 7/28/16 2:03pm Charlie:

Hey Dominick, when did you get here?
'bye everyone :)
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