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 02 February 2012 Options | Portable collapsible picket fence

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Barbara Jones  Walk Through This World With Me   Options Trojan Reggae Sisters box (various artists)  Trojan    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bob and Ray  The Bob and Ray Portable Collapsible Picket Fence   Options    
Ray Goulding, Bob Elliot
0:02:55 (Pop‑up)
David Whitfield  Throw Open Wide Your Window   Options Very Best of      0:06:01 (Pop‑up)
Jonas Nordwall  My Life   Options Organ Grinder Pizza, volume 1      0:08:32 (Pop‑up)
Jack Nitzsche  Rumble   Options Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story  Ace    0:11:49 (Pop‑up)
Beck  Where It's At   Options Odelay  DGC    0:14:01 (Pop‑up)
Dondero High School A Capella Choir  We Built This City   Options Pop Concert 2002      0:19:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Open Space   Options To-Day's Sound      0:23:49 (Pop‑up)
Peter Stampfel  Mighty Mississippi   Options You Must Remember This  Gert Town Records    0:28:12 (Pop‑up)
Ferrante and Teicher  Mississippi Boogie   Options Soundproof  Westminster    0:30:31 (Pop‑up)
Beth Sorrentino  I'm Not Living Here   Options Would You Like To Go: A Curt Boettcher Songbook      0:33:00 (Pop‑up)
Frankie Yankovic  Pennsylvania Polka   Options Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks' Greatests Hits  Columbia    0:35:40 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Oompah Pumpah   Options A Fistful of Knuckles  Caciocavallo    0:37:46 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Haack  Wooden Bread   Options Hush Little Robot  Normal/QDK    0:43:26 (Pop‑up)
Buffy Sainte-Marie  It's My Way   Options It's My Way!  Vanguard    0:47:15 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
World Standard 
The Lonely Driver 1952   Options Country Gazette  Asphodel 
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0:50:37 (Pop‑up)
Lorne Greene  Pop Goes the Hammer   Options The Man  RCA Victor    0:55:01 (Pop‑up)
Ruthann Friedman  Windy   Options Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971  Water    0:57:15 (Pop‑up)
Japanese cast  Oklahoma!   Options 7-inch single  Columbia    0:59:39 (Pop‑up)
Amy X Neuburg  My Fuzzy Muse   Options Residue  Other Minds    1:01:55 (Pop‑up)
Dan Bau Vietnam  Rider in the Sky (Ghost Riders in the Sky)   Options Ho! #1: Roady Music From Vietnam (various artists)  Trikont    1:05:16 (Pop‑up)
Don Bowman  The Other Ringo   Options Funny Way to Make an Album  RCA  found on "The Silly Beatles" compilation  1:08:54 (Pop‑up)
Kaada  All Wrong   Options Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time  Ipecac 
Picket Fence, by Stuart Hawkins
1:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Psychedelic Aliens  Okponmoni Tsitsi Emole   Options Psycho African Beat      1:14:50 (Pop‑up)
Big Blood  In the Light of the Moon   Options The Grove  Time-Lag    1:17:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    1:22:45 (Pop‑up)
Guess Who  Dancin' Fool   Options Flavours  RCA    1:27:19 (Pop‑up)
Indeep  Buffalo Bill   Options 7-inch single  Sound of New York    1:30:42 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Sakas  I Just Wanna Rock   Options You Heard Us Back When Vol. 5 (various artists)  Zia Record Exchange    1:34:07 (Pop‑up)
Madonna  Don't Tell Me   Options Music  Maverick/Warner Brothers    1:37:05 (Pop‑up)
Doris Day  Night Life (intro)   Options Love Him  Columbia    1:41:31 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Katz  Hermendel's Koch-a-Lain   Options Comin' 'Round the Katzkills  Capitol  Kochalain: n. Summer boarding house with cooking privileges (literally, "cook by yourself")  1:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Laurie Johnson 
Shopping Spree   Options KPM Library: Archives 4 - Newsreel/Sport  KPM    1:46:03 (Pop‑up)
Bubbadinos  11 Months and 29 Days   Options We're Really Makin' Music Now  Zerx    1:48:40 (Pop‑up)
Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon & Epic Soundtracks  Sittin' on a Barbed-Wire Fence   Options Outlaw Blues (Tribute to Bob Dylan) (various artists)  Imaginary    1:52:03 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Potholes In My Lawn   Options 3 Feet Hight and Rising  Tommy Boy    1:55:45 (Pop‑up)
Lynn Anderson  Keep Me in Mind   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Columbia    1:58:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date (slowed down)   Options       2:01:13 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2/1 12:13pm charlie:

be seein' y'all real soon!
  11:19am Alf from Upstate:

Welcome back Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am charlie:

Thanks Alf! See you in thirty.
  11:52am ndbob:

Heya Charlie and everyone!
  11:52am Michael:

Charles, I presume...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am charlie:

Hi Bob! Hello Michael. Just a-twiddlin' my thumbs for a few more minutes here...
  11:59am Katya:

Hurray! And Groundhog Day, too!
  12:01pm Dan in Seattle:

Happy Charlie Day!
  12:01pm don:

jyeeeeeaaa buddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm charlie:

Hi Katya! Yes, hi to Punxatawny Phil also.
  12:04pm Ned Ryerson:

Don't tell me you don't remember me!
  12:04pm Katya:

Bob and Ray, such masters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm charlie:

That first step is a doozy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm charlie:

Love the Bob and the Ray...
  12:08pm ndbob:

ah - the guy who did the original "Cara Mia"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm charlie:

He did Cara Mia?!!! Learn something new every day...
  12:10pm Katya:

Ha! The doozy line is part of the popular culture at Oddio Headquarters. Really, ndbob? Cool. WFMU and Charlie fans are so knowledgeable about this stuff!
  12:10pm Gary Mitchellrock and ro:

sounds like an outtake from Hot Rats
  12:11pm ndbob:

Heya Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm charlie:

Hey Gary! Yes, Frank covers Billy Joel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm charlie:

A late hello to Dan and Don!
I saw my shadow this morning...
  12:21pm ndbob:

you introduced me to the wonderful world of school band records Charlie
  12:22pm Gary Mitchell:

"they call us irresponsible" - imagine that
  12:25pm glenn:

can any of you super bright, totally awesome, computer nerdy types answer a question, before i go to apple - can i use macbook start up discs to reinstall o.s. on a mac desktop?
  12:29pm ndbob:

sent you the David Whitfield "Cara Mia" Charlie
  12:30pm Gary Mitchell:

love the dissonance in this stampfel opus
  12:31pm Carmichael:

Pete Stampfel was considered to be the laziest musician in the world, according to many critics.

Hi Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm charlie:

Thanks, Bob!
Hi Carmichael.
Got no idea about Mac stuff, Glenn...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm charlie:

Sagittarius cover here
  12:39pm Katya:

PLU makes the world a better place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm charlie:

It's all in the editing. We can all make the world a better place with editing!
  12:43pm glenn:

oh, if only. press a button - bye bye newt. press another button - bye bye rupert murdoch. and so on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm charlie:

Well, you can edit how you feel about 'em. Or whether you pay attention to them at all...
  12:46pm Carmichael:

This guy's voice is clasically horrible. I love it. It reminds me of a song I used to like in high school called As Far as the Eye Can See, by a band called Nutz. It's much worse than this, though.
  12:50pm Katya:

Man, Charlie, you are king of the thematic.
  12:52pm Carmichael:

Man, Buffy's voice sure has changed. Does she smoke?
  12:56pm Carmichael:

Read my posts above with the understanding that I was listening to Diane's feed. Man, do I feel dumb as hell.
  12:56pm ndbob:

This is still the middle of nowhere - sort of - though lots of freight trains run through here.
  12:57pm Tennessee Ernie Ford:

I had to check the list because I thought this might be me (TEF) -- Lorne Greene? He helped build the RRs, really?
  1:02pm Doug S.:

I adore Ruthann and this Japanese version Oklahoma is fantastic!
  1:04pm Gary Mitchell:

sounds like Mary Ford on ecstasy
  1:05pm kat330:

Everyone impersonating Fords.
  1:06pm kat330:

New to this list, and I have a question, Charlie: How did you manage the timestamp at the top of today's list? :)
  1:07pm glenn:

come to toronto. the fords are the problem.
  1:07pm Gary Mitchell:

I haven't been to toronto since Sam's Records closed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm charlie:

Happens all the time, Carmichael...
Hi Doug!
and Hi Kat330: answer: I posted it yesterday afternoon!
  1:09pm Ned Ryerson:

Love this !
  1:10pm kat330:

Neat trick, that! Glad I figured out how to get the alternative feed Seems like a nice place to sit a spell.
  1:12pm ndbob:

The Roady Music collection is terrific.
  1:13pm kat330:

Frankie and Johnny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm charlie:

Yes indeed Bob.
Can you ID that sample, Kat? Who it is?
  1:14pm trsh:

Those email reminders sure help when thoughts are on the other side of otherwise.
  1:14pm Gary Mitchell:

yes kat and then some
  1:15pm kat330:

I play (and used to perform) the Dave Van Ronk's version of F&J.
  1:15pm kat330:

Oh, golly, my very first time here and you spring a pop quiz?!
  1:17pm kat330:

No, I'm sorry I cannot. Do I have to stand in the corner now or, worse, switch to Kamikaze?
  1:17pm Carmichael:

Taj Mahal does a pretty good version of F&J.
  1:19pm kat330:

TM does great covers of many tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm charlie:

No, Kat, no quizzes; I've just always wondered what version that was.
  1:22pm ndbob:

The Psychedelic Aliens collection is interesting - to say the lest.
  1:22pm kat330:

It didn't sound familiar to me at all. Maybe I'll listen again on archive.
  1:29pm glenn:

oh burton. burton, burton, burton.
  1:30pm kat330:

@glenn: Toronto? Somehow I thought you were up north, Thunder Bay or something? [Catching up as I multitask]
  1:31pm kat330:

Zappa's version with this title's a classic.
  1:37pm kat330:

My guess is he's spelling it "triggernometry."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm charlie:

re: The Guess Who: I saw them touring in support of that album, at the Bottom Line in NYC! Not the best part of their career, but I was a big fan...
  1:39pm Carmichael:

Our halftime entertainment. I can't wait.
  1:42pm glenn:

no. all my relatives from my mom's side are from northern ontario. originally from chicago though. the family lore is that my great great great something or others owned the land o'hare airport is built on, but i can't confirm that.
  1:45pm kat330:

Back after an audio "halftime" break. Hernando's Hideaway -- did a dance class routine to this as a tot (yes, w/ castanets!).
  1:45pm Gary Mitchell:

thanks mickey.. I just wrecked my break board
  1:47pm kat330:

@glenn: Then maybe they owned the parcel of Park Ridge where I lived for a bit.
  1:51pm Carmichael:

I saw Guess Who in 1973 at a horse track, at the top of a bill that included Elvin Bishop, Montrose, and regional favorite Redwing. Wolfman Jack was even there.
  1:52pm Gary Mitchell:

clap for the wolfman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52pm charlie:

Kochalain - Summer boarding house with cooking privileges (Lit., cook by yourself)
  1:53pm Carmichael:

Exactly, Gary.
  1:53pm Vicki:

hi Charlie :)
  1:54pm glenn:

they came to canada in 1835 or so, so i don't know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm charlie:

Hello there, Vicki :)
  1:56pm kat330:

Back to F&J: I see two "Charlie"s mentioned with versions (ring a bell for that sample?), but no Dave Van Ronk. His was actually Frankie & Albert, but Wiki mentions that as an alternate title.
  1:58pm kat330:

@Charlie: Then I lived in a Kochalain in the Adirondacks where I worked in Lake George one summer.
  1:59pm Gary Mitchell:

osmium anybody?
  1:59pm Michael:

Thanks for the cool sounds charlie!
  2:00pm kat330:

Are we around the campfire now?
  2:00pm Carmichael:

Sacramento's own Lynn Anderson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm charlie:

Yes, Little ole country boys and girls, this song is the last round-up of today's show -- thanks for joining me here today. See you next week... Happy trails to you!
  2:02pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  2:02pm kat330:

Glad I found this spot! Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm charlie:

Thanks, everybody!
  2:10pm Katya:

So much fun! Thanks!
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