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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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Options December 18, 2008: edith piaf was a knitter

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Artist Track Album Label Format New Approx. start time
bessie smith  At The Christmas Ball   Options Where Will You Be Christmas Day? v/a        0:00:00 ()
chieko mori  tokyo light   Options the garden of the forking paths v/a        0:03:33 ()
monkey :journey to the west  monkey bee (diplo remix)   Options       *   0:09:47 ()
the tamlins  Last Christmas   Options trojan christmas box set v/a        0:14:01 ()
james pants  this christmas girl   Options Peanut Butter Wolf Presents Badd Santa v/a        0:18:34 ()
alan ginsburg reading william blake  holy thursday   Options         0:20:20 ()
salvatore adamo  tombe la neige (with laurent voulzy)   Options         0:22:18 ()
private charles bowens  christmas in vietnam   Options     7"    0:25:45 ()
Edith Piaf  je t'ai dans la peau   Options edith piaf    10"    0:28:12 ()
Booker T & The MG's  winter snow   Options     7"    0:34:15 ()
lee fields  take it or leave it   Options     7"    0:39:02 ()
vashti bunyan  coldest night of the year   Options some things just stick in your mind, singles and demos        0:43:53 ()
maud lubeck  comptes de noel   Options         0:48:06 ()
vetiver  rol on babe   Options thing of the past        0:49:15 ()
liz christine  a song to the lilac fairy   Options 4 women no cry v. 3  Monika    *   0:53:22 ()
peggy lee  the christmas spell   Options         0:57:43 ()
violetta para  volver a los 17   Options las ultimas compositiones de        1:01:39 ()
el-g  au grand dam du jour   Options tout ploie  kraak  Vinyl  *   1:11:59 ()
the knife  Christmas Reindeer   Options         1:15:29 ()
ed harcourt  in the bleak midwinter   Options         1:22:18 ()
john cale  Child's Christmas in Wales   Options paris 1919        1:25:08 ()
reuben anderson  christmas time again   Options trojan christmas box set v/a        1:28:39 ()
iron and wine & calexico  dark eyes   Options OST i'm not there        1:31:35 ()
Bob Marley and the Wailers  sound the trumpet   Options         1:35:39 ()
ergo phizmiz  fitcher   Options Nose Points in Different Directions: Music by Ergo Phizmiz 2001-2006        1:43:33 ()
zola jesus  soeur sewer   Options     7"  *   1:47:30 ()
susanna  dance on   Options Flower of Evil  rune grammaphone    *   1:51:54 ()
death sentence: panda  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz   Options insects awaken  Upset the Rhythm    *   1:57:02 ()
Lalo Schifin  sampans   Options Enter The Dragon OST  collector's choice    *   1:59:41 ()
maxine funke  kink horn   Options lace        2:01:31 ()
deerhoof  x-mas tree   Options         2:08:41 ()
mc patate  chouette   Options gateau blaster  le vilain chien      2:10:52 ()
dina martinez  christmas   Options     7"    2:13:53 ()
little beaver  let's stick together   Options party down        2:17:08 ()
collection of colonies of bees  birds (pluramon remix) YETI edit   Options Yeti Six (V/A)  yeti    *   2:23:39 ()
"big" john patton  soul woman   Options got a good thing goin'        2:25:55 ()
shirley collins/ davy graham  nottamun town   Options folk roots, new routes        2:41:15 ()
les freres brosse  y neize   Options         2:44:18 ()
davey graham  the fakir   Options Midnight Man        2:46:46 ()
otarie  bebe, y fait frette dehors   Options         2:51:10 ()
brenda lee  christmas will be just another lonely day   Options         2:53:30 ()
frank cosmo  greetings from beverley's   Options trojan christmas box set v/a        2:55:50 ()
The Pipettes  in the bleak midwinter   Options         2:58:58 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 12/18/08 9:03am listener mark:

good morning trouble
good norning all
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:04am Adrian in London:

Hello from London. A day off so listening from home. Seems weird not having to pretend to work while I'm listening!
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:06am annie:

morning trouble, morning fellow travelers in fmu land.
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:08am li'l bubby:

mornin' truble, i need some inspiration.
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:09am trouble:

goooood morning! adrian you can pretend you are working if it makes you feel better, we won't mind...
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:09am texas scott:

good morning trouble...looking forward to yet another great set!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:11am Adrian in London:

Oh, I'd rather not, thanks
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:20am listener mark:

I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words.
Edith Piaf
trouble will you play some edith piaf?
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:22am texas scott:

edith piaf...a knitter?...you're kidding,right?
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:29am listener mark:

thanks trouble you're the best
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:39am north guinea hills:

i saw peanut butter wolf in a coffee shop in jax, fla in 1997, yes, he melted records by scratching them so hard. nice dude, he gave me some dj tool recs...
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:39am sugarwolf:

they don't call it a stash for nothin'!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:42am Ike:

Did anybody else hear Haale's live set on Dan Bodah's Airborn Event show recently? That was impressive. Haale's new album is great. I think this show's listeners would particularly dig it.
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:51am PMD:

I almost hate to ask, but I would love a John Denver song. I thiought at first this was one when I heard the guitar.
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:55am patrick:

good morning Jersey City from the snowy north.... Trouble are you going to be doing your show next week, if so do you want an instudio guest? i bet you will be doing the family thing though, huh? anyway great to hear you this morning!
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:56am Doug:

I just saw a guy wearing a Spongebob yamalka. No lie.
  Thu. 12/18/08 9:58am GP:

Morning all..Adrian, you could do my work today!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:02am PMD:

yay to Spongebob yarmulkes!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:04am Yan Dart:

I was feeling really sick this morning, but you've totally taken my mind off it. I thank my Lucky Charms for you, Trouble.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:09am sebastian:

i thought i was listening to my itunes library but no, it was the modern world. the song is about the inevitable passage of time, decay, and death... quite terrible but in a beautiful way. cheers t!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:11am patrick:

legos, im jealous!! i remember those days, how old is ol' dj ice pack these days anyway?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:12am GP:

Some fife and drums to celebrate the occasion?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:13am dale:


Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh NY would be a nice day trip for him....
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:14am Cecile:

Did you get DJ Icepack his own copy of the John Adams mini-series?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:14am listener mark:

just had a look at trouble's end of year list,baa-a-a-a-a
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:15am Dj Donna Summer:

Hey Trouble! Former WFMU alumni DJ Donna Summer here- just wanted to give you a pat on the back for today's show.. really enjoying it!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:18am trouble:

hey donna summer ! hellos to berlin?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:18am elvie:

its about time reindeers got some respect
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:19am james t:

Hi Trouble Happy Holidays to you and A and D - we are being peaceful, at home this year, hopefully... lots of love from the Treg family xxx
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:19am trouble:

patrick! you jersey boy, you. sorry i can't have you out for a holiday guest dj , that would have been great!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:20am trouble:

sebastian, i'm glad i could give you a little international confusion there...cheers!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:22am trouble:

dale, we have been up to constitution island but not to the newburgh site. and we were just up in beacon last weekend...thanks for the tip!
happy happy!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:22am Dj Donna Summer:

I've met the guy part "The Knife" a few times, and honestly- that guy WILL NOT admit to being in the band... they are really serious about the anonymity thing...

Any love for a request for Vienna's Gustav?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:22am paulthepostman:

Hi boys and girls - I'm hit 'n running, dental ap't beckons :(
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:27am newbold:

how much noise can one put in a case of baskets?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:28am newbold:

thought i was hearing cale.., :)
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:30am Cecile:

I know it's kind of cliche, but boy I could stand to hear Christmas in Hollis.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:30am newbold:

my fav child's song is the the nighttime story by tom waits
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:31am Stu:

Hi Trouble
Good Morning ! Afternoon here and pitch black outside, but nice and bright here by the modern world! Health and happiness to you, A & D and all our fellow listeners!! Thanks for a nuther great year of music and your special joy. thnx from way up in Moomiland.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:32am north guinea hills:

trojan recs has a xmas box set??!!, kickass!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:34am ?:

i'm starting to think trojan has a box set for every occasion . . . definitely awesome
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:34am north of God:

where did the sweet sound become sickly like cider in the mind?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:35am trouble:

hello finland! big merry merry to you and anne and the kids!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:36am 55ffrr:

Merry Xmas from Buffalo to trouble & all the listeners. Another great year of tunes as always. I loved that John Adams mini-series btw. And I liked John Adams 'Dr. Atomic' as well.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:37am Mike B.:

Aw man, I missed Lee Fields!!! Thanks for the consistently great show, Trouble.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:41am b:

finn family moomintroll! yes!
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:43am seaford junior:

trouble... it's always pleasant to hear your voice, come winter, come summer
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:43am north guinea hills:

it's taken a decade plus, but digidub/dancehall has finally won me over.... but, i still can't stand jamaica's favorite albino, yelloman......
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:45am dc pat:

trouble, what's the name of the author you were talking about?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:47am north of God - south of hell:

the piano needs tuning but that makes the song really.
ergo Phizmiz .., Googling Ergo Phizmiz to see what is there.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:47am Carmichael:

This music is making me happy ....
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:49am trouble:

tove jansson, check my end of year top ten post on the blog for links to two of her books
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:49am Laurie:

Pat: Tove Janssen. The Moomintroll are the sweetest little trolls ever.

My favorite Moomin cartoon is the one with the little uptight dog who has a terrible secret. (Spoiler alert: He only wants to be friends with kitty cats. That's his secret.)
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:50am dc pat:

  Thu. 12/18/08 10:51am so - u - r - power=sourpower:

kinky Laurie why does that make me wonder about things like music?
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:53am Cecile:

wow, I thought this was Cat Power for a second
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:55am Laurie:

I thought this was Sarah McLachlan or however you spell her last name for a second.
  Thu. 12/18/08 10:58am Les Fleurs du mal:

why did this remind me of this book Flowers of Evil where obviously this is totally different from the flowers of evil but flower of evil ?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:01am Cecile:

Laurie, the ASPCA lady?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:05am GP:

Dang it..missed Ergo and John Cale...I really need to stop working and just listen!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:07am sugarwolf:

ohhhh, that ASPCA commerical.... It is one of the most depressing things ever.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:09am Cecile:

I know so many people *cough* who end up donating after seeing that one fuzzy dog with one eye...
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:11am Cecile:

wow, I like how they dropped that john fahey guitar break in the middle
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:14am dc pat:

How about some Krampus karols?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:14am annie:

cecile, wise oh wise one: "death of a wombat" any info on how to get a copy?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:14am Carmichael:

Are you sure this isn't Jack Mudurian?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:16am GP:

I thought this was Michael Jackson for a minute...I was waiting for the rhythm from Thriller to kick in.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:17am Cecile:

I dunno, Annie.
what is it?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:19am Doug in DC:

She missed the part where they checked out the star using the wise men's portable telescope.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:19am annie:

amazing narration of a 'strine short story by ivan smith. approx 40 mins.. not really available, but was thinking wizards are cleverer than i. and so i ask you! google does not produce any archives at all. weekend radio guy on wclv played it years ago..
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:23am Cecile:

Oh, ok.
maybe try Australian sources?

This is the Quiet Storm with Trouble...
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:24am annie:

just went to project gutenberg aus. hehe, great brains..
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:25am Cecile:

oh, good!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:28am Carmichael:

Annie, it says "not commercially available" at this site: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/daily/stories/s755444.htm
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:29am A few to many souls:

nice soul., we eat souls for breakfast nice ..,
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:30am annie:

yeah robert conrad had said it was protected. thought i could find a loophole. ;)wonderful piece if you ever get to hear it!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:31am doug:

Annie - you from Cleveland?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:32am annie:

not really, lived there when i was 18 and nanny to 3 kids. stratford rd.. 1 1/2 yrs or so
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:33am cosmic:

hey xmas fmu'ers! im digging this soul woman trouble!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:34am doug:

Annie - Oh, gotcha . Grew up in NE Oh. Tremont, Olde Brookyn and N. Collinwood, meself ! NYC now.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:36am dc pat:

I lived in N. Ridgeville for a couple.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:36am Cecile:

Portland, OR
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:36am annie:

i enjoyed living in the big city first time in my life from smalltown ny. found a great hungarian rest i went to on my days off.. shopped in shaker heights.. not bad.. too big for me now
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:37am Laurie:

It's Portland, Oregon. Trust me, I had dinner with the dude when he was in town a coupla weeks ago.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:39am Lloyd Fisk:

Jon Spencer needs to retire.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:40am wha?:

yes, mall show was awesome!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:41am north guinea hills:

"folk roots, new routes" is an absulute fave of mine. thanks trouble!!!!! fave album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:42am Carmichael:

Heads up, Cecile. This is your request from last week, no?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:43am nico - dk:

YES! shirley Collins and davy graham .. this is some awesome stuff trouble ! just f'ing awesome :)
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:43am Carmichael:

Trouble, do you have any Sandy Denny in your bag o' tricks?
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:43am d:

North ridgeville, wow - used to bowl there in Jr high. Lived in nearby Elyria.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:43am Cecile:

about two weeks ago for doug, but it is exactly the right kind of moss-scented, broody Brit-folk I needed.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:45am cosmic:

i have a hang over from a very good jam night with lots of top musicians including tom jones' current sax player! (just got a flashback) awesome night.

that song was gorgeous!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:46am Carmichael:

Fairport's "Liege & Lief" was instrumental (get it, he he ...) in my upbringing. Changed the whole rotation of the earth.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:46am dc pat:

You know, I think my address was Elyria, OH. I was pretty young then..
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:48am doug:

i guess we may've been neighbors, then. In the 70's, there was a restaurant across from the shopping center called "The Feedbag" with a picture of a horse w/ a bag strapped to its nose. No joke !
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:51am dc pat:

I lived there 70-72 but only remember my parents' backyard.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:51am annie:

you talkin ta me? there was a theater in the plaza in shaker hieghts that played fiddler on the roof for over a year as it's only feature..
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:52am Carmichael:

Excellent set, Trouble!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:52am jennie:

happy holidaze Trouble...
u r the top dj for me!
keep it coming!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:53am annie:

trouble, have a wonderful two weeks!!! relax and eat good food..... and bring back more music..
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:54am Emily:

Woohoo! My favorite seasonal song & now in French! C'est friod outside!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:55am Dickdong (UK):

Didn't know Davy Graham has gone.Good man.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:56am texas scott:

Trouble,have a great holiday.We look forward to your return with more good stuff to hear!!!
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:56am Dj Donna Summer:

That Brenda lee's got SPUNK!

  Thu. 12/18/08 11:58am GP:

Thanks for Brenda Lee Trouble..have a great time off and enjoy your river crossing.
  Thu. 12/18/08 11:59am God in hell:

oh love the lonely days they are so inspirational it makes me sick take two.
  Thu. 12/18/08 12:01pm trrrish:

knitty holidays, trouble!
  Sun. 12/21/08 1:04pm Barry:

Hey Trouble,
Check out Marvinsuicide.org episode 164. No bird calls but a German angst rant that has a very different take on what birds are up to (and alot of other living things). I think it's a joke, maybe. Merry Christmas.
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