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Playlist for 31 May 2012 Options | Gentle on the windmills and the canyons of your mind

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
The Angel  In the Realms of the Groove   Options No Gravity  Supa Crucial / New Line     
Raymond Scott with Jim Henson  Limbo: The Organized Mind   Options Manhattan Research Inc.  Basta  watch the video  0:04:41 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition  Just Dropped In   Options 7-inch single  Reprise    0:09:08 (Pop‑up)
Felix Kubin  Psyko Billy   Options Matki Wandalki  A-Musik    0:12:28 (Pop‑up)
Fourth Way  Far Side of Your Mind   Options A Heavy Dose of Lyte Psych (various artists)  Arf Arf    0:16:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jon Hassell 
Hex   Options Vernal Equinox  Lovely Music    0:19:11 (Pop‑up)
Specials  Ghost Town   Options 12-inch single  Chrysalis    0:22:50 (Pop‑up)
Flourescent Grey  Dead Pink Sphere Pussy Envy   Options Antique Electronic Synthesizer Greats 1955 - 1984 Pt 1  Acroplane  info here  0:28:22 (Pop‑up)
Tom Dissevelt  Vibration (The Visitor from Inner Space)   Options Popular Electronics: Early Dutch Electronic Music 1956-1963  Basta    0:30:43 (Pop‑up)
The Freak Scene  The Subway Ride Through Inner Space   Options Psychedelic Psoul  Columbia    0:33:49 (Pop‑up)
Susan Jacks  Elusive Butterfly   Options Ghosts  Columbia    0:36:28 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Gil Trythall 
Wichita Lineman   Options Nashvile Gold (Switched on Moog)  Athena    0:39:13 (Pop‑up)
Vashti Bunyan  I'd Like to Walk Around in Your Mind   Options Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind: Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967  FatCat/Spinney    0:42:02 (Pop‑up)
Bothy Band  The Maids of Mitchelstown   Options Best of  Green Linnet    0:44:14 (Pop‑up)
Caravan  In the Land of Grey and Pink   Options Garden of Delights (various artists)  Discotheque / Sanctuary    0:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Chazaloo  This Town   Options live on tape from the guest room/music room/gym      0:51:09 (Pop‑up)
The Colourfield  The Windmills of Your Mind   Options The Compete Terry Hall  EMI    0:54:24 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sven Libaek 
In the Wave, from To Ride a White Horse   Options Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek  Trunk    0:57:15 (Pop‑up)
Atlas Sound  Walkabout (with Noah Lennox)   Options Logos  Kranky    1:02:16 (Pop‑up)
Mutabaruka  Dis Poem   Options The Mysery Unfolds  Shanachie    1:06:04 (Pop‑up)
Schneider TM  Turn On (featuring Max Turner)   Options Zoomer  Mute    1:08:49 (Pop‑up)
Coyle and Sharpe  Brain Piggy Bank   Options On the Loose  213 CD    1:14:11 (Pop‑up)
Amboy Dukes  Journey to the Center of the Mind   Options 7-inch single (originally)  Mainstream  (played from a Nuggets compilation)  1:18:36 (Pop‑up)
Nun-Plus  Walk About the Craters of the Moon   Options Ljubimo  Amato    1:22:03 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  Tiny Pyramids   Options Angels and Demons at Play  Evidence    1:24:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Angel 
Strange Times   Options Deep Concentration (various artists)  Om    1:28:06 (Pop‑up)
Daphne Oram  Passacaglia   Options Oramics  Paradigm    1:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Shari Elf  I'm Taking Your Stuff   Options I'm Forcing Goodness Upon You  Shari Elf    1:37:44 (Pop‑up)
The Yung & Moore Show (R. Stevie Moore & Yukio Yung)  Taking Your Stuff   Options Yung & Moore Versus the Whole Gaddam Stinkin' World  Orgone    1:39:48 (Pop‑up)
Bonzo Dog Band  Canyons of Your Mind   Options I'm the Urban Spaceman  Sunset    1:42:58 (Pop‑up)
Henson Cargill  The Most Uncomplicated Goodbye I've Ever Heard   Options A Very Well Travelled Man  Omni    1:46:00 (Pop‑up)
Kim Fowley  Inner Space Discovery   Options Outrageous  Imperial    1:48:26 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell  Gentle on My Mind   Options Unearthed  American Recordings    1:52:25 (Pop‑up)
Susanna and The Magical Orchestra  Crazy, Crazy Nights   Options Melody Mountain  Rune Grammofon    1:55:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sven Libaek 
In the Wave, from To Ride a White Horse   Options Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek  Trunk    1:59:03 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:59am ndbob:

morning Charlie and everyone!
  12:01pm Carmichael:

Good morning Bob and Charlie.
  12:02pm ndbob:

hi Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm charlie:

A good morning shout-out to those already here, and to those about to "rock"!
  12:04pm Artie:

Igneous with anticipation.
  12:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Here goes Nothing...

A salute to those about to rock, and those already rockin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm charlie:

'twill be a slow volcano of sound-lava
  12:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Jim Henson!!
  12:07pm Michael:

Official howdy to charlie and fellow Lewis-ites. Beautiful here in Boston, imagine it is in VT too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm charlie:

Jim Henson, from 1966!
  12:07pm kat330:

Hi, Charlie, Matt, Artie, Carm and ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm charlie:

You can see a video of this Henson/Ray Scott collaboration here: www.youtube.com...
  12:07pm kat330:

and Michael!
  12:08pm Matt from Springfield:

I love the freaky visuals he did on the Tonight show in '74.
And Raymond Scott! Didn't know he did the music, makes sense. Particularly for back in '66.
  12:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks charlie! That's the video I first saw this on.
  12:10pm Doug S.:

Charlie rocks it metamorphically!
  12:10pm still b/p:

The flow is tooootally pyroclastic yet coooool.
  12:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello kat!
Michael, Doug, b/p, Artie, Carm, NDbob, charlie as well!
  12:13pm Carmichael:

I think this is not the first edition of this First Edition song. I have 3 different versions, each a bit more psychedelic than the last.
  12:14pm kat330:

Just dropped in to see what condition the playlist is in. Well and good!
  12:19pm still b/p:

I picked the wrong day to give up purple microdot.
  12:22pm listener james from westwood:

in a bit late but happy to be here. good thursday all ye people doing nothing!
  12:24pm kat330:

What's on my mind? I'm all atwitter to hear you sing that Sinatra tune.
  12:26pm Laura L:

Sometimes the mind turns to pink boots, but Charlie's not putting them on!
  12:27pm Gary Mitchell:

this ska makes me wanna throw on some baggy trousers
  12:27pm kat330:

So he says, but there's no video proof, Laura.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm charlie:

New show title: "Pink boots and purple microdot"
  12:27pm listener james from westwood:

"ghost town" improves every day on which it is played.
  12:31pm kat330:

Trying to visualize fluorescent grey -- not so easy. Now pink and purple, a snap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm charlie:

Here, have a sugar cube...
  12:33pm Carmichael:

Aah, we're rapidly moving toward Caravan's "In the Land of Grey and Pink."
  12:34pm ndbob:

Hi Gary!
  12:36pm still b/p:

Of course, you could check out Fifty Shades for Gray for (reported) intensity of a...different hue and stripe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm charlie:

Hello all newcomers...
hmmm, not a bad idea, Carmichael...
  12:37pm northguineahills:

So, Flourescent Grey remixed old electronic pieces for that album?
  12:38pm Michael:

Golf Girl!
  12:39pm holland oats:

poppies! poppies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm charlie:

yes, ngh -- link to follow
  12:40pm kat330:

Wow, man, haven't heard this in a caterpillar's age.
  12:41pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Ack! I am so involved in writing this cheese article, I lost track of time. IT'S CHARLIE TIME! Here I am. Del Formaggio checking in, just in time for a mic break and the Wichita Lineman!
  12:42pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh no, I missed "Psyko Billy"! Charlie, you missed, by a few years, knowing a local Brattleboro character named "Psycho Billy". He was a hoot. He passed away a few years ago.
  12:43pm kat330:

Fornaggio, why's it always cheese with you? :)
  12:43pm kat330:

ForMaggio, rather.
  12:43pm holland oats:

blessed are the cheesemakers
  12:44pm kat330:

  12:44pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie & folks. It's amazing how much clearer the stream is over basecamp. I know it has been said before.
Wendy, chomping on some slightly crystalised mature Gouda. Yum.
  12:47pm Brian in UK:

Oh Wendy, what cheese would you put on a pizza? Bear in mind our oven is not a red hot pizza job so mozzarella does not work very well.
  12:49pm kat330:

Right on, Carm!
  12:50pm northguineahills:

Flourescent Grey was the last release of my friend, Wai's label, Isolate Recs, before he passed away in 2006.("Lying on the Floor Mingling w/ God in a Tijuana Motel Room Next Door to a Veterinay Supply Store")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm charlie:

Psycho Billy lives on on Busy Doing Nothing...
  12:51pm Carmichael:

Excellent, Charlie! Haven't heard this version before.
  12:52pm Geordie:

"Smoke it till we bleed..."

Thank you Charlie.
  12:52pm kat330:

Here it is!!
  12:53pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Brian: fresh mozz, instead of rubbery "pizza" mozz. It has a much higher moisture content and will melt better. Put in underneath the sauce, too.
  12:53pm Alf from Upstate:

Amanda, your voice has changed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm charlie:

oh, ngh, sorry about your friend... that was an interesting release/label.
  12:53pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Hey, Charlie is singing!
  12:53pm Gary Mitchell:

sign him up!
  12:54pm kat330:

All I can see are pink boots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm charlie:

everyone sings on the give the drummer radio stream!
  12:54pm don:

go for it, charlie!
  12:54pm listener james from westwood:

gotta get doug singing along tomorrow for a drummer some trifecta!
  12:54pm pseu:

  12:54pm kat330:

Does Doug S. sing on air? Don't believe I've heard him yet.
  12:55pm Michael:

Ha! Super chazaloo!
  12:55pm kat330:

Yeah, LJfW.
@Charlie: [loud clapping]
  12:56pm Doug S.:

Oh how right you are, kat330! Maybe WFMU should start up a 24-hour Hoof 'n' Mouth Sinfonia stream. Nothing but DJs singing the hits and misses.
  12:56pm kat330:

I'm forever tilting at the windmills in my mind.
  12:57pm Brian in UK:

Thanks Wendy, under the sauce, like it.

Charlie, the photo looks a bit Italian, de Sica type.
  12:57pm Holly in NC:

Hi Charlie & everyone! Can't stay, will catch up via archives. Just wanted to thank you for the Raymond Scott/Jim Henson. To continue the muppet theme, y'all might want to check Tito Puente making Oscar the Grouch dance on Sesame Street (Tito passed 12 yea ago today) http://goo.gl/k8IFf :-)
  12:57pm kat330:

Sounds good to me, Doug! :)
  1:00pm Holly in NC:

@Wendy - You would adore, local (to me) Chapel Hill Creamery makes amazing fresh mozz from their pasture-raised grass fed cows, right now the milk is so rich that the mozz is pale yellow & basically tastes like butter. To die for. And I probably will, given how much I've been eating ;-)
  1:01pm kat330:

And I appreciate you didn't make us wait until near the end to hear you sing your piece, Charlie. Situated nicely smack dab in the middle.
  1:02pm still b/p:

My mind is sticky because it's made of taffy and string.
  1:03pm Carmichael:

Off to a meeting. Thanks for the music, Charlie! See you later, everyone.
  1:05pm kat330:

Moi (bye!), Carm!
  1:10pm northguineahills:

I like dis poem....
  1:10pm Tyrone Green:

Kill My Landlord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm charlie:

Kids: Don't try this experiment at home!
  1:17pm northguineahills:

puts down electric hacksaw....
  1:21pm Tyrone Green:

Ted's an idiot but this song still rawks....
  1:27pm kat330:

One for Sun Ra: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120528.html

And today's is nice as well, and sort of pink and grey: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120531.html
  1:28pm ndbob:

Thanks Kat!
  1:30pm northguineahills:

that's full of frizzawesomeness Kat330!
  1:30pm kat330:

De nada. :) Always my first wave when surfing each morn, APOD is.
  1:31pm Holly in NC:

@kat330 - re singing: several marathons ago, Doug S did a stunning rendition of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Theme de YoYo , which is available over on the blog (sorry I don't have time to get exact link) :-)
  1:33pm Holly in NC:

@Kat330 - me also (APOD) - addicted!
  1:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Missed Vashti Bunyan! Lovely singer, I'd like to walk around in her mind. And my own. And several other minds as well...

Also got to go back for the charlie singalong. I cast my vote for a 24/7 Hoof & Mouth stream!
  1:34pm kat330:

Cool, Holly, and thanks! I'll find it I'm sure. Do you have any close by good night sky venues? Close to mountains, I'm thinking?
  1:34pm still b/p:

Nun-Plus - Oregon.
  1:38pm kat330:

Ear piercing from time to time this -- for my ears anyway.
  1:39pm kat330:

Here's that DS link: http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2007/03/hm/27_doug.mp4
  1:40pm Holly in NC:

@kat330: No, I'm not in the gorgeous mountainous area of NC - that's lucky Annie! My neighborhood park & the UNC planetarium are the best I can usually do ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm Vicki:

Youuuhoooooo Charlie
  1:42pm kat330:

Hey, Vicki! Did you get to hear Charlie sing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42pm charlie:

thank you, still b/p
yello, vicki
  1:43pm Brian in UK:

kat330 We ae going to stay near Galloway National Park which has Dark Sky Park status.
  1:43pm Matt from Springfield:

RSM, and Shari Elf both great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Vicki:

no, I were using my ears for non-music things
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Vicki:

I could imagine Marc Almond singing this, which might mean that he did
  1:44pm Holly in NC:

I just noticed I missed Coyle & Sharpe, drat. The On the Loose cd in particular, is beyond brilliant. Something to look forward to - thanks, Charlie!
  1:45pm Matt from Springfield:

...and there we go! Title track of this show!
An enduring classic of the Bonzo Dog Band.
  1:45pm kat330:

@Brian: Brilliant! [Because it isn't] So do you have a 'scope? Sounds truly wonderful. Around here, even if everyone turned the lights out, seems we always have cloud coverage whenever a special sky sight, meteor shower, etc.
  1:52pm paula pc:

Kim Fowley NEVER disappoints --- he is certainly a Mind Master. Great show, Charlie!
  1:52pm Michael:

Roger chaz - we have liftoff!
  1:54pm kat330:

  1:56pm northguineahills:

wow, Johnny w/ Glen!
  1:57pm still b/p:

Glen played guitar on the original version of First Edition's Just Dropped In. There are a few references and connections that make Glen a presence in the diagram of the day.
  1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
  1:58pm Gary Mitchell:

Hard to believe this one made it through customs.
  1:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, thanks for pointing that out still b/p!
That was a duet for Johnny and Glen.
  1:59pm kat330:

Yeah, s b/P, I was thinking the same thing, Wichita Lineman and all. Which led me to think about the current canyons of Glen's broken mind.... but the sweet sounds brought me out of that dark place.
@Charlie: Find tunes for thought today -- thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm charlie:

thanks for that connection, still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm charlie:

Hey all -- I look forward to reading all your comments later and turning them into a major motion picture! Thanks much for listening and hanging out. Wish I had more time to chat during the show. See you next time. xoxo -- Charlie
  2:00pm listener james from westwood:

wouldn't be a thursday without ya! thanks muchly!
  2:00pm kat330:

arrgghhh, s.b. finE not find... the typos of my mind today, eeesh...
  2:00pm listener james from westwood:

chaz, only if i can be portrayed by william sanderson!
  2:03pm northguineahills:

thanks, Charles!
  2:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Ciao, charlie!
Thanks for a wild-and-crazy-show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm charlie:

Bye bye, everybody.
  2:14pm Vicki:

thankee Charlie :)
  2:31pm Michael:

Called away but wanted to say thanks and see ya next week!
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