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Playlist for 16 August 2012 Options | Happy mail

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Boston Pops  Bahn Frei Polka   Options        
Marius Cultier  Ouelele   Options Ouelele: Another Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms  Comet    0:02:14 (Pop‑up)
Kindness  Swinging Party   Options Moshi Moshi Singles Club Volume Two      0:06:05 (Pop‑up)
Peggy Lee  I Believe in You   Options Sugar 'n' Spice  Capitol    0:10:45 (Pop‑up)
Chris Butler  Juice   Options I Feel A Bit Normal Today  Future Fossil    0:14:47 (Pop‑up)
Hoahio  Happy Mail   Options Ohayo! Hoahio!  Tzadik    0:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:22:12 (Pop‑up)
Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons  Fantastic   Options Serve You! (7-inch single)      0:26:30 (Pop‑up)
Sparklehorse  Sunshine   Options Good Morning Spider      0:29:05 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Palmieri  Summer Love   Options Tengo Maquina y Voy a 60      0:34:13 (Pop‑up)
Emil Richards  Bloodstone (March)   Options New Sound Element "Stones"  Uni    0:39:46 (Pop‑up)
Ignace de Souza and the Black Santiagos  Ole   Options The Great Unknowns  Original Music    0:42:02 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  Guardami negli occhi (from Vergogna Schifosi)   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    0:45:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Gil Trythall 
Wichita Lineman   Options       0:47:24 (Pop‑up)
Tranquility Bass  La La La   Options Beep!  Astralwerks    0:50:20 (Pop‑up)
Kirsty MacColl  Angel   Options Galore  I.R.S.    0:53:49 (Pop‑up)
The Native Hipsters  Mr. Magic   Options There Goes Concorde Again...  Mechanically Reclaimed Music    0:57:32 (Pop‑up)
Cyril Ritchard  Chapter VI excerpt   Options Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Riverside    1:01:44 (Pop‑up)
Mahjun  L'abeille Gratte-Ciel   Options Happy French Band      1:06:54 (Pop‑up)
You Fantastic!  Chronic   Options Homesickness      1:09:40 (Pop‑up)
Horace Silver  Stop Time   Options Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers      1:12:23 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Tempo Block   Options Soothing Sounds for Baby  Basta    1:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Serena-Maneesh  Drive Me Home the Lonely Nights   Options S-M Backwards      1:19:58 (Pop‑up)
Great Plains  Origin of My Silly Grin   Options Length Of Growth 1981-89  Old 3C    1:23:01 (Pop‑up)
Kutiman  I'm New   Options Thru-You: You-Tube remixes    watch the video  1:26:45 (Pop‑up)
Metá Metá  Trovoa   Options Metá Metá    free download  1:32:49 (Pop‑up)
John Prine  Hello in There   Options John Prine  Atlantic    1:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Irene Ryan  No Time at All   Options Pippin (Original Cast Album)  Motown  Yes, "Granny" from the Beverly Hillbillies.  1:43:08 (Pop‑up)
The Association  Time for Livin'   Options Birthday  Warner Bros.    1:48:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Synthy Bossa Nova   Options       1:50:32 (Pop‑up)
DJ Frane  Visions of U   Options Journey to the Planet of Birds      1:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Delta Rhythm Boys  Flickorna i Smaland   Options Guldkorn  Metronome/Warner Sweden    1:57:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date   Options       1:59:23 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:53am Carmichael:

Hey Charlie, I'm early so's I can get the comfy chair!
  11:56am listener james from westwood:

"not ... the comfy ... chair?!"
  11:56am listener james from westwood:

peeking in for a short stay before a trip to the optician. might involve walking into a few walls....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am charlie:

the comfy chair is yours for the duration, Carmichael
no one suspects the comfy chair, LJFW
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am charlie:

careful stepping off of curbs, james
  11:58am kat330:

Hi, Charlie! I have dubs on the comfy chair if Carmichael gets up.
  12:01pm Michael:

Morning charlie. Morning fellow listeners. It's a wonderful day in our neighborhood.
  12:02pm kat330:

[Typo up there, that should be dibs]
  12:03pm listener james from westwood:

the curbs i can handle. it's the kerbs i'm leery of.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm charlie:

Howdy Michael, luvly day in this nabe too!
In Jamaica, you can have dub on the comfy chair, Kat.
  12:08pm Carmichael:

Did you receive that angelic figurine in the mail, Charlie?
  12:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Chill Moshi Moshi version!
Hey charlie! Hey all!
  12:09pm Michael:

Charlie – finally got my box O’swag with a number of premiums and prizes – forgot about them. Anyway loved the disc –the spousal unit and I listened as we drove to Southeastern Mass to pick up some artwork.
  12:11pm Katya Oddio:

Last week's Replacements original was fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm charlie:

Carmichael -- those are figurines used as models by Melodie Provenzano -- check out her website!
  12:13pm Matt from Springfield:

@LJFW: It seems that they're spelled "kerbs" in the UK--I've always written "curbs". Any substantial difference?
  12:15pm Matt from Springfield:

"A curb (US English), or kerb (UK English)," there we go!
"is the edge where a raised pavement/sidewalk/footpath, road median, or road shoulder meets an unraised street or other roadway."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm charlie:

Michael -- glad you're enjoying the premium and other swag. Swag is good.
  12:18pm Michael:

Swag, swig and swing. All good. Did you include the Dirty Three for their sometimes cinematic quality? Like them quite a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm charlie:

Yes, I saw a documentary that used their music as background music, but now I can't remember what the movie was!
  12:20pm listener james from westwood:

happy mail is swag mail! and of course client checks.
@matt, i think you've nailed it, short of our uk correspondent brian checking in to kerb our enthusiasm.
  12:22pm ~L:

Hi Charlie, I have a couple of the same blue elephants used in this one!
  12:26pm Michael:

Loved Jean Shepard's show when young. 10:15 on WOR if I remember correctly. Had a poster of him at the mic on my wall too.
  12:28pm Katya Oddio:

The "Bunny Kick" always sends me off on an Enoch Light sail. The sample Tipsy uses is right at the start:

  12:31pm Katya Oddio:

Love it, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm charlie:

hello ~L
Michael, that's the era of Shep I used to listen to! He was on in the overnight hours for many years before that.
Katya -- must check that out!
  12:36pm Michael:

I found a bunch of his shows from then online somewhere. Had the opening theme, mentioned some sponsors, the station. Pretty cool stuff.
  12:38pm don:

so perfect right now
  12:39pm Katya Oddio:

There used to be shows at shep-archive.com, but gone now. Remember the WFMU Sheperd tributes written by DJs? http://wfmu.org/LCD/25/shep.html
  12:48pm Brian in UK:

'ello Charlie. Searching for another overload.
  12:49pm Katya Oddio:

Laughing so hard at this "Wichita Lineman" instrumental! Gah! What a crazy easy listening set!
  12:52pm Brian in UK:

It's quilt making time on Tranquility Bass island.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm charlie:

Well howdy there, Brian in UK!
  12:55pm Brian in UK:

@Katya, if you want easy listening, Duane played James Last yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm charlie:

It's always Busy Listening Easy! (You were expecting maybe death metal?)
  12:57pm Katya Oddio:

Have a relative with an angel infestation. Hanging from ceilings, standing on every surface, leaning out from walls. Gotta clue her in on this MacColl tune!
  12:58pm listener james from westwood:

mr. magic! somewhere scott williams is smiling. i know i am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm charlie:

Hey you!
  1:00pm northguineahills:

Never listened to the Native Hipsters before, I dig...dug.
  1:02pm Brian in UK:

Hey james, Kerb your effulgence.
  1:04pm listener james from westwood:

i'm on a special inhaler for that. it's minnnnty!
  1:05pm Katya Oddio:

Love those Riverside records! Kiddie rekkids are the only ones I actually seek out these days. One of life's joys is F's site: http://www.kiddierecords.com/
  1:08pm Doug S.:

Been away from the keyboard but digging it, Cholly!
  1:12pm Gary Mitchell:

cool segue
  1:14pm Perri:

Go man, Go! (thanks for making the workday fly, once again)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm charlie:

Hi there, Mr Doug Some and hi Garissimo, and welcome Perri!
  1:22pm Gary Mitchell:

diggin' this serena - maneesh
  1:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Brian!
Now that our UK correspondent is in, I must ask: is there any difference between a dog "leash" and "lead"? Never heard the term lead used until I watched British PIFs.
  1:29pm Katya Oddio:

Those Kutiman videos are BRILLIANT! Love that project!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm charlie:

Yes, folks, check out Kutiman's YouTube video mashups, they're brilliant! thru-you.com
  1:31pm Matt from Springfield:

@Katya: Interesting sound, though I'm not sure what the focus of the project is; just remixes of songs (like "I'm New")?
  1:33pm Katya Oddio:

He's got mix skills like People Like Us. Ever see Vicki Bennett's work on UbuWeb Film?
  1:35pm Katya Oddio:

Matt, it's a video sample project wherein something entirely new is created. See this one! http://thru-you.com/#/videos/1/
  1:35pm Michael:

those remixes are great!
  1:35pm Matt from Springfield:

FREE DOWNLOAD! Excellent, I'm loving this Meta Meta!
This is what I call Busy Listening Easy! Or, perhaps Easy Busy Listening...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm charlie:

Matt, every element of the songs are sourced from different YouTube videos. He's sampling videos/music and making something new out of them. Highly recommended!
  1:37pm frenchee:

How nice to be back at work (insert <sarcasm> emoticon here), but the saving grace is CHARLIE busy doing something v. listenable.
  1:37pm Matt from Springfield:

@Katya, charlie: Ah, it's like mash-ups, but integrating the video as well as audio. That sounds great, I need to check out all those vids later! Thanks!

Vicki/PLU is amazing--audio AND video!
  1:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey frenchee, Michael!
  1:39pm frenchee:

oh and now you're gonna make me bust out cryin'==John Prine.
  1:40pm Doug S.:

The Saving Grace is a fine name for a radio show.
  1:40pm Michael:

jeez don't hear enough of John Prine do we. At least I don't.
  1:41pm frenchee:

ha, @Doug S! Maybe an offshoot of SINNER's CROSSROADS?
  1:42pm Brian in UK:

Johhny P two days running, maybe walking. He is never easy listening.
@Matt not sure about leash & lead. I always use lead. Favourite graffiti 'I'm not anti-semantic some of my best friends are words'.
  1:43pm kat330:

I certainly needed a good cry, Mr. Prine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm charlie:

Hey, Frenchee! Hope I'm making your return to the grid a little easier :)
  1:44pm Matt from Springfield:

"For when your best days are yester / The rest 're twice as dear"!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm charlie:

this song should dry the tears...
  1:45pm Katya Oddio:

That Metá Metá album is one of the best from the Free Music Archive this summer for me. Isn't it great? And followed by John Prine? Storytellers.
  1:45pm Jed:

  1:45pm frenchee:

Granny Clampett sings! Holy cow. I agree with what she's saying. It *is* drying the tears, Charlie. THANKS
  1:46pm Jed:

Was she in the cast with Ben Vereen? Who knew?
  1:46pm Matt from Springfield:

@Brian: That's graffiti with some class!
@kat, frenchee: Mr. Prine is a great "tear facilitator" :)
  1:46pm Brian in UK:

I only hear leash used when something is let off & lead when something is put on. Does that help?
  1:48pm Katya Oddio:

Just yesterday learned that the gal singing here, Irene Ryan (Granny from Beverley Hillbillies) played wife Irene on the Edgar Kennedy comedy serial from the movies. Ever see them? You can see/ download lots of episodes of the show from archive.org. She was just a wisp of gal then!
  1:48pm Doug S.:

More grace-saving radio is coming up tomorrow on the Drummer stream: GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME, live from Pittsburgh, 9-noon ... and A ROUGH MIX with Steinski noon to 1pm.

Give the Drummer Radio runs 24 hours a day, which means it'll be busy streaming something immediately following Charlie's great show. Tune in for these hardworking artistic laborers:

Narit Ari
The Generation
Tetos Demetriades
The Four Knights
James Carr
Jimmy Rogers
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Friendly Brothers
Ntemi's Alexandra All Stars
Thelonious Monk
henry Threadgill's Zooid
and more
and more
and eternally more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm charlie:

Yes, she was in the cast with Ben Vereen -- and Jill Clayburgh!
Irene Ryan is also great in this (rather silly) movie from 1944: uk.imdb.com...
  1:49pm Katya Oddio:

confession: I sing songs by The Association in the shower.
  1:50pm frenchee:

@Matt from Spring: "there's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes..."
  1:51pm Brian in UK:

Pippin was on Motown, should have been Zapple.
  1:52pm Matt from Springfield:

Granny Clampett, nice to hear her sing!
@Brian: I think that makes sense: leash = "unleash", lead = "lead the dog"

If I did a Fairport Convention covers album, I would now title it: "Leash & Lead" :)
  1:53pm northguineahills:

Thanks for the tunes, Charlie!
  1:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@Katya: Try "Sometime", B-side to "Windy"--lush, philosophical, lovely pop psychedelica!
  1:56pm Brian in UK:

Misheard lyrics. John P's That's the way the world goes round. The line 'it's a half an inch of water & you think you're gonna drown' as 'half an enchilada & you think your gonna drown' Ah well it sounds better than it writes.
  1:57pm Brian in UK:

What ngh wrote, Charlie.
  1:58pm Katya Oddio:

Enchilada molé drowns them sometimes, Brian!
  1:58pm Michael:

S'wonnerful, S'wonnerful charlie. Thanks for another great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm charlie:

So long everybody, good to see you all. Catch you next week. Get home safely now.
  1:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Norwegian swing!
Terrific tunes today, charlie! I second what Brian wrote, and third what NGH wrote!
  1:59pm Katya Oddio:

Yeah, Charlie! New ones, old ones, favorites, and those that push into something we might not think we would like. All these years, you're still the tops!
  2:00pm Brian in UK:

Must dig out Bruised Orange, Katya.
  2:01pm Matt from Springfield:

So long charlie! Have a good day everyone!
  2:02pm Perri:

Thank you! I'm always up late listening by archive. This has been great fun being here AS IT HAPPENS!
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