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A viking ship appears on the horizon, a likeness of Loretta Lynn carved into its bow. Rare birds flock together to sing Francoise Hardy as soul hits. A sunset of blips and bleeps fills the air.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 9am - Noon: Helado Negro
The wonderful inventive sounds of Helado Negro will take over This is the Modern World with Trouble, on Tuesday September 2. Helado Negro is that perfect equilibrium of electronic music with a foot in kraut rock, while sudsily bathed in mesmerizing loops with gorgeous melodies. This live performance is not to be missed.


  • December 27 2001: Fill-in for Charlie Hear the show
  • October 8 2001: Fill-in for Irene Hear the show
  • September 15 2001: Fill-in for Tamar Hear the show
  • August 23 2001: Fill-in for Kenny G Hear the show
  • August 1 2001: Fill-in for Ken Hear the show
  • July 25 2001: Fill-in for Ken Hear the show
  • July 18 2001: Fill-in for Ken Hear the show
  • July 14 2001: Fill-in for Rob Weisberg Bastille Day Special!Hear the show
  • May 19 2001: Fill-in for Gaylord Hear the show
  • April 18 2001: Fill-in for Meredith Hear the show

  • september 28 2000: it's all over
  • september 14 2000: difficult bossa balance (Hear the show)
  • september 21 2000: (Hear the show)
  • september 14 2000: (Hear the show)
  • september 07 2000: pregnant olympics downunder (Hear the show)
  • august 31 2000: list to brain
  • august 24 2000: only one of today's birds at a time (hear the show)
  • august 17 2000: virtuoso insanity (hear the show)
  • august 10 2000: i'm calling you, baby (hear the show)
  • august 3 2000: the church of barbeque (hear the show)
  • july27 2000: lazy superwoman (hear the show)
  • july20 2000: slid off (hear the show)
  • july 13 2000: the white man has a god complex hear the show
  • july 6 2000: someone left my birthday cake out in the rain
  • june 22 2000: you can't see it with guests bill arning and eric hansen
  • june 15 2000: slice of pink with tan
  • may 30 2000: last tuesday child
  • may 23 2000: the anticipation of sleep
  • may 16 2000: grow up and blow away
  • may 09 2000: sonny as a subway polizia
  • may 02 2000: transitional music untuned
  • apr 25 2000: happy birthday
  • apr 18 2000: music for the decay of the world
  • apr 11 2000: untune the snowy sky
  • apr 04 2000: le pick up
  • mar 28 2000: pennies from strings
  • feb 29 2000: duh, deh, duh, duh, dah with dj mondo lucien
  • feb 22 2000: harmonics of unity
  • feb 15 2000: porcelain breaks
  • feb 08 2000: some people have heads that look like beavers with guest dj Franc O
  • feb 01 2000: land of the lost
  • january 25 2000: chocolate elvis meets chocolate jesus
  • january 18 2000: dogs need mittens too
  • january 11 2000: scented gardens for the blind

  • december 28, 1999: sweet exorcist: RIP curtis mayfield/year end fave sounds
  • december 21, 1999: you get what i give
  • december 14, 1999: bend talk
  • december 07, 1999: circus of strings in a ball
  • november 30, 1999: if you believe in birds/ live performances by folksongs for the afterlife and holly golightly
  • november 23, 1999: first approach to solar landing
  • november 16, 1999: rhythm is the natural motion of matter
  • november 09, 1999: artgermz
  • november 02, 1999: guiliani sucks
  • october 26, 1999: spaghetti western garden
  • october 19, 1999: sister expressway hangover
  • october 12, 1999: les cornichons metabolized
  • october 05, 1999: timeless jelly roll
  • september 28, 1999: repeated stupidity with disfiguring scars
  • september 21, 1999: because where are we
  • september 14, 1999: slow burn up
  • august 31, 1999: fish circus
  • august 17, 1999: painted fridge
  • august 10, 1999: run around records in your flip flops
  • august 03, 1999: hard to be oh so lovely
  • july 27, 1999: space is the place
  • july 20, 1999: half past france
  • july 13, 1999: monkeys invade the heavenly palace and chase out the tiger: girls kick soccer butt
  • july 6, 1999: upperslo with harvey williams and keith d'arcy
  • june 29, 1999: it's hot in outer space
  • june 8, 1999: sweet telenoise
  • june 01, 1999: wasabi power w/ guests cibo matto
  • may 25 1999: fishing with John Lurie as guest DJ
  • may 18, 1999: birthdayshleep
  • may 11, 1999: slabco-a-rama
  • may 4, 1999: museum of fruit with guests: dj franco, romain, & manuela
  • april 27, 1999: up above world
  • april 20, 1999: cheezy on a rye cracker
  • april 13, 1999: little bird big stick
  • april 6, 1999: sacred
  • march 30, 1999: the organization of sound
  • march 23, 1999: money kisses
  • march 16, 1999: fundraiser #2 funky divas
  • march 9, 1999: fundraiser #1 dusty
  • march 02, 1999: groovy
  • february 23 1999: rock vs. electronica: can't we all just get along?
  • february 16, 1999: 19 of 41 touches of evil dedicated to amadou diallo killed by NYPD 2/4/99
  • february 02, 1999: very with guest dj duane
  • january 26, 1999: with/without voice
  • january 19, 1999: erase/rewind
  • january 12, 1999: colorooze

  • december 22, 1998: christmas in vietnam
  • december 15, 1998: New! coup d'etat game show
  • december 8, 1998: doughnut
  • december 1, 1998: slid
  • november 24, 1998: Antenna

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