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Artist Track Album Label Year New Approx. start time
lotus plaza  saaad   Options spooky action at a distance  kranky    *   0:00:00 ()
langston hughes  the negro speaks of rivers   Options         0:01:33 ()
sharon jones and the dap kings  this land is your land   Options naturally        0:02:54 ()
unknown  let the children play   Options Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, OH Box Set Bonus Disc  numero group    *   0:07:36 ()
heather woods broderick  for misty   Options from the ground  preservation    *   0:10:43 ()
walt whitman  america   Options         0:19:15 ()
thelonius monk quartet with john coltrane  sweet and lovely   Options at carnegie hall        0:20:41 ()
charlie haden   we shall overcome   Options Liberation Music Orchestra        0:29:25 ()
Boswell Sisters  if i had a million dollars   Options shout sisters shout 1925-34        0:36:34 ()
charlie haden  song for che   Options Liberation Music Orchestra        0:38:35 ()
erykah badu  intro-world keeps turning   Options         0:48:07 ()
brightblack morning light  we share our blanket with the owl   Options brightblack morning light        0:49:52 ()
Slim Gaillard & His Middle Europeans  yip roc   Options the beat generation v/a        0:54:52 ()
julia holter  coyotes of the canyon   Options 4 women no cry vol 3        1:03:30 ()
jacques dutronc  la metaphore   Options         1:06:47 ()
brigitte  Da Beisst Ein Goldfisch An   Options Beat Frauleins: Female Pop Germany 1964-1968 (V/A)      *   1:10:00 ()
comet gain  another girl   Options casino classics        1:12:19 ()
daft punk  teachers   Options homework        1:15:17 ()
georgia anne muldrow   seeds   Options seeds  someothaship    *   1:19:17 ()
la gran curva  tension   Options Tension: Spanish Experimental Underground 1980-1985 (V/A)  munster    *   1:23:00 ()
Anoushka Shankar  kanya   Options Traveller      *   1:27:36 ()
la sera  break my heart   Options sees the light  hardly art    *   1:31:02 ()
margaret lewis  reconsider me   Options Good Girls Gone Bad: Wild, Weird And Wanted v/a        1:33:34 ()
holger czukay  esperanto socailiste/traummalwieder   Options der osten ist rot        1:42:42 ()
digable planets  la femme fetal   Options reachin' (a new refutation of time and space)        1:49:13 ()
mala rodriguez w/ bajofondo  el andean   Options mardulce        1:53:15 ()
derrick harriot  brown baby   Options Jamaica Funk: Original Jamaican Funk and Soul 45's        1:56:44 ()
Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles  cotten mill blues   Options Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues 1927-1931        2:06:40 ()
sibylle baier  i lost something in the hills   Options colour green        2:09:18 ()
suzanne ciani  eighth wave   Options Lixiviation 1969-1985  b music    *   2:12:32 ()
cate le bon  fold the cloth   Options cyrk  the control group    *   2:16:12 ()
robert wyatt  the duchess   Options shleep        2:20:00 ()
the free design  make the madness stop   Options         2:24:19 ()
nina simone  chauffeur   Options let it all out        2:27:34 ()
nite jewel  autograph   Options one second of love  secretely canadian    *   2:30:16 ()
dr john  twilight zone   Options babylon    1969    2:40:17 ()
mogollar  Muzik Mogollar   Options istanbul 70: psych , disco, folk classics  nublu    *   2:47:58 ()
rocket juice & the moon  1 2 3 4 5 6   Options Rocket Juice & The Moon      *   2:53:28 ()
ada moore  strange fascination   Options jazz workshop        2:55:56 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 5/1/12 9:03am Speedy Pete:

Spooky start Trouble. I wonder what it means???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:03am trouble:

good may day morning!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:07am earwax:

great arrangement of this land
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:09am Van in DC:

Yay May! Hey! Hi Trouble
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:09am pierre:

Bonjour Trouble!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:10am Dead Corporate Eyes:

morning, Trouble. Let those children play!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:13am dc pat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:13am trouble:

speedy pete, political dissent, that's what it means! bonjour pierre! greetings van, DCE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:13am trouble:

this morning's artist is the wonderful nancy spero
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:15am northguineahills:

Good morning, love the heather woods broderick.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:15am Magda:

Good morning and happy May Day to everyone!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:19am dc pat:

this Broderick piece is great. I was doing other stuff and wondered why I felt so good. Oh yeah, music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:22am trouble:

that heather woods broderick album is suberb! gorgeous mix of vocal pieces and otherwise. she has played with sharon van etten
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:25am Cheri Pi:

This is just what I needed Trouble.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:27am dc pat:

man oh man, monk + coltrane = perfect.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:28am Magda:

Did anyone else hear that the United Nations is doing it's First International Jazz Day?
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:31am dc pat:

petra's pop.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:34am Van in DC:

That was a really lovely little set there trouble.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:35am common:

Thank you
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:37am dc pat:

yeah, you're killin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:38am trouble:

thanks comrades!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:39am Capo Strano:

I normally do not log into the digital version because I get the analog through the air, but today I had to come and say SWEET & LOVELY is right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 9:40am trouble:

thanks for chiming in capo strano!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:41am Van in DC:

@Magda - yes, I did hear something on our local WETA classical station recently about International Jazz Day being organized by I think Herbie Hancock if I remember right...
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:45am Magda:

@ van- That's great. I have to say this show turned me on to all things Coltrane. On record day I was in Boston and grabbed a Coltrane record. I plan on playing for mellow mornings on the weekend.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:48am Capo Strano:

@Magda http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=41880&Cr=culture&Cr1 Before I even heard her play any Coltrane on her show I told Trouble she was a veritable Coltrane in her comprehensiveness.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:52am Krypt:

Oooh thank you Trouble for that lovely li'l bit of Erykah just slipped in there, subtle genius :)
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:53am dc pat:

hmmm this brightblack... tune is intriguing..
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:53am Magda:

@Capo Strano - Haha it's wonderful. I have to say I am do like Dave Brubeck. Jazz in general is something I can enjoy home and shed the day away to. Coltrane is now is certainly something I am a fan of. Trouble played some Alice Coltrane a few weeks back and it was like the soundtrack spring, we all want to hear.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:55am Cecile:

I am not sharing my blanket with the owl. They spit up some gnarly shit.

Good morning, alL!

I just found out that our temp receptionist is a classical piano player who is taking her student through the Bartok method of piano teaching from replica manuscripts!

She is also making me a killer lanyard out of seed beads for my ID badge.
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:55am Cecile:

a pudddly voutie!
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:56am dc pat:

Owls also attack innocent herons trying to raise their kids..
  Tue. 5/1/12 9:57am Capo Strano:

@Vouty McVouty My old standby song for Spring is Feelin' Good by Nina Simone.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:01am dc pat:

jeeze after playing in bars for 20 years I think i made a grand total of about $200.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:02am Cecile:

Well, maybe that. And maybe, it's just cynical taking advantage of people who WOULD do it for free.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:02am Cecile:

I have no doubt there are greedy club owners love music and art. They just don't want to pay for it.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:03am Cecile:

Even the former owner of 1st Ave justified paying his workers sub-standard wages because they were "seasonal" employees. And he's a good one.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:04am dc pat:

...and a couple thousand gallons of free beer...
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:05am dc pat:

I don't think I ever met a club owner I liked outside of Dante at Black Cat.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:08am northguineahills:

When I play live music, I usually lose money (due to cab fares), save a drink ticket or two. When I dj, I make $50-$100 (if it's not a favor for a friend's club) plus usually unlimited drinks. Then again, my dj'ing can be considered more accessible then my live playing (but only marginally).
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:12am seang:

hot stuff
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:12am Jennique:

M'aidez! Mayday! Mayday! Do you read me? I shoulda stayed home on this rainy day in comfy bed solidarity.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:13am Marc & Jony:

Listening in college in England.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:16am Van in DC:

dc pat - ever get to play Birchmere? I've not been there yet but likely going tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 10:16am trouble:

hello jennique! hello marc & jony, study hard!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:16am Cecile:

which college, M&J?
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:17am Cecile:

Jeff Mills shoutout. YEAH.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:17am Dead Corporate Eyes:

don't they call it "university" over there, Marc & Jony?
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:17am Cecile:

College is what would be grades 9-12 in high school, right?
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:18am Cecile:

it's time for the percolator. Just sayin.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:18am still b/p:

In about a year, it could be interesting for fishmonkeystew to weigh in on economics and attitudes involved in booking performers.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:19am Cecile:

is fms planning on starting a club?
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:25am still b/p:

The Stomping Ground...in Connecticut. Food, bar, coffee and, "Music every day we are open if I can swing it."
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:25am BSI:

What it is, funky persons of possessing the funk!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:25am dc pat:

Van: who's playing? Nah, never played there. I don't think they would have appreciated the amount of noise coming out of my amp...
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:27am dc pat:

in dc I liked playing Black Cat, Velvet Lounge (like a big family there), and various short-lived bars. My group had a standing gig every Friday at a joint called the Cadillac Club in Adams Morgan in the 90's.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:27am Van in DC:

Nanci Griffith is playing. Don't really know her, but met one of her backing musicians last night at bar while watching the Man. Derby (I caught 2nd half).
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:30am Cecile:

nice, sbp.If I ever get out there...
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:30am zoot:

Van, Birchmere is okey dokey. Not as funky and fun as their old place, but a good venue. We were all hoping they'd get the nod for the monstrosity that is now the Fillmore.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:31am Brian in UK:

Pinch punch first of the month.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:31am BSI:

True enough, DCPat, re: Velvet Lounge. They've started having DJ nights downstairs though, which potentially wrecks more "delicate" performances upstairs... Plenty of BSI blood has been shed in there. Great sound.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:32am Dead Corporate Eyes:

finding old candies in my desk drawers
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:32am Dead Corporate Eyes:

what a treat
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:33am dc pat:

yeah they put some dough into the sound. Chris still own Velvet? I haven't been there in years--thanks kids. Man, my buddy use to bartend there--we drank all night for $5.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:36am still b/p:

fms was aiming to open his place about...now.. Maybe we'll hear soon.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:37am dc pat:

still: cool, if I'm ever up that way....
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:37am BSI:

Not sure about ownership @ Velvet, but whoever is behind it cleaned up the next-door space & opened a spiffy pub (dodge city) with great beer selection etc.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:38am BSI:

yes! There's that "robin with a sore throat" soundbite! I sampled that back in '86 for something... have been waiting for that one to come up during mic-breaks for weeks!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:40am dc pat:

BSI: cool. must. get. down. there. again..
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:42am fishmonkeystew:

Holy crap. I've become a topic of discussion on the FMU board! Surreal!

Hi Cecile, Still B/P, and all!!! Yep, my wife and I are opening a place in Putnam, CT. It's first and foremost a music/art venue, with food and drink offered. Our goal, as SBP mentioned, is to have live music and local/regional art whenever possible. And we WILL pay the artists as often as possible. My goal is to have the food and drink be the revenue and the door/ticket prices go directly to the artists. I won't lie, if there are any musicians that want to do a charity case for us and play for free, I won't turn them away. We're looking at opening in the first week of June (liquor license takes forever in CT).
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:44am Brian in UK:

All good wishes with The Stomping Ground. Guess it might be some time afore I get there!!!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:44am BSI:

Excellenty excellent, FM Stew. Best of luck.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:45am Cecile:

that is so cool, fms. Best wishes, it's a hard but really exciting road ahead.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:47am dc pat:

right on fms!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:48am dc pat:

killer show, man great stuff. Chain and the Gang? Svenonius is a commi...
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:52am Jennique:

I dig Digable Planets. Miss this album. Cuz I'm cool like that.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:52am fishmonkeystew:

Thanks, you guys. Our main purpose is to introduce new music and art to the area. We're geographically smack dab centered between Boston, Providence, Northampton, and NYC. It's wicked scary, but the local support/buzz has been amazing. And the talent that has been inquiring is quite humbling. It's a tiny little place, but has fantastic acoustics and looks pretty sharp. The building is 100 years old, and the space has high, tin ceilings. Loads of old, nicely restored wood work and a nice long bar. We bought all the assets for a song, as the previous owners horribly mismanaged it and just wanted to get out.
Please send any budding musicians/artists our way. They can contact me at terry@the-stomping-ground.com. We're only about 3 hours from NYC. Not too bad for a touring band.
Ok, I'm done with the plugging. Sorry 'bout that Trouble. Great show, as usual.
You guys rule.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:52am northguineahills:

Haven't heard this digable planets track in about 17 years.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:55am Parq:

Anybody else find Spanish the perfect language for hip hop?
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:55am Cecile:

  Tue. 5/1/12 10:57am Cecile:

Okay, I have to say I'm still perplexed that Ann Powers called massively popular hip-hop artist Pitbull a "blue-eyed rapper." He's Cuban, and Latin influence has always been a huge part of hip-hop. Just bizarre.
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:58am Cecile:

Uncle Derrick!
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:58am dc pat:

actually I have to go with Portuguese...
  Tue. 5/1/12 10:59am Cecile:

He is a rapper with blue (more grayish, actually) eyes, but he's not a "blue-eyed rapper."
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:00am Cecile:

MC Solaar makes a good case for French, and those Italian guys on Billy Jam's show were pretty fierce.

It is interesting, I'm not much of a fan of British rappers in general, but love Irish ones.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:01am dc pat:

yep, Irish (accent) is up there too. haven't heard anyone rapping in Irish yet.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:02am the interwebs:

He (Pitbull) was quoted in an article in the Miami Times that being “white with blue eyes” made his journey into the rap music industry a little difficult as he didn’t fit the typical mold for a rapper.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:03am Jennique:

This bird man sounds depressed. Maybe staring at the sun too long?
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:03am fishmonkeystew:

This sounds like my back yard. The Dawn Chorus can wake you right up.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:04am Cecile:

But to me, being brought up in the Latin/rap culture so heavily precludes that title. I don't consider Eminem a blue-eyed rapper, either. Vanilla Ice, on the other hand....:(
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:04am dc pat:

FMS: hoo boy, don't get me started on the robins at 2AM...
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:07am snoozin baxter feral:

Diggin the soundz yes woof
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 11:09am trouble:

scratch scratch to you baxter! tea time is soon enough, don't oversleep
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:14am RecessionWretch:

Cecile, for me, the touchstone of Latin rap is Vico C. You can hear his influence clearly on the Calle 13 record that came out in 2010, "Entran Los que Quieran."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 11:15am trouble:

here's the link to the facebook page if you would like to take a peek at wrongologist kathy schulz www.facebook.com...
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:20am Dead Corporate Eyes:

I like everything I've heard from Cate Le Bon. Must remember to buy record!
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:21am Cecile:

thanks, RecessionWatch, I will check him out.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:28am Capo Strano:

@Trouble I'd be honored.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:28am fishmonkeystew:

Nina! Woot!
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:29am Capo Strano:

Lambretta OK?
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:31am Parq:

Pleased that I got a discussion on Spanish-language rap going. My own favorites are Mexico's El Gran Silencio and Cuba's Orishas.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:31am Cecile:

LOVE Orishas.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:45am RecessionWretch:

the Calle 13 record was, IMHO, one of the strongest that came out in 2010. Solid from start to finish; hits hard on the subject of class differences (good for MayDay) again and again, in Puerto Rico and in the larger social context.
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:46am Cecile:

it was funny - I was looking for Vito C stuff on emusic, and Calle 13 showed up as "if you like A, you might like B."
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:49am dc pat:

gotta make the stomach happy, see ya folks. Excellent show trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 11:52am trouble:

thanks dc pat, eat well
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:53am dobbs:

re: Mogollar, my daughter just hollered "I like this!" from the other room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 11:54am trouble:

great taste, your daughter! all great on that disc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/1/12 11:55am trouble:

have a happy and thoughtful may day!
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:55am dobbs:

Happy May Day to you, Comrade Trouble!
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:58am Van in DC:

Time flew! Thanks for the nice show Trouble! Have a great week!
  Tue. 5/1/12 11:59am ~L:

Check out this weekend full moon event!
  Sun. 5/6/12 10:17am Vincent:

Vive les punks, vive les chiens mais surtout vive les punks à chiens.
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