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Artist Track Album Label Year Format New Approx. start time
picchio dal pozzo  merta   Options Prog Is Not a Four Letter Word (V/A)          0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
kevin ayers  town feeling   Options joy of a toy          0:02:56 (Pop‑up)
egg  Fugue in D Minor   Options           0:07:53 (Pop‑up)
blueboy  try happiness   Options gaol ferry bridge v/a          0:10:09 (Pop‑up)
ahmed malek  maghreb   Options musiques de films en algerie          0:14:03 (Pop‑up)
roberta flack  reverend lee   Options muddy water: southern gothic pop, soul, & country 1967-74 joe McGasko's 2012 premium          0:18:06 (Pop‑up)
nicholas desamory  shopping for free   Options like you        *   0:22:43 (Pop‑up)
yma sumac  let me hear you   Options miracles          0:30:43 (Pop‑up)
st gun khin may  shaun village pt 1   Options the crying princesses 78 rpm records from burma v/a  sublime frequencies    Vinyl  *   0:40:37 (Pop‑up)
oklahoma sweethearts  the ties that bind   Options Historical Jewels by Various Female Country Artists          0:42:10 (Pop‑up)
mikado  romance   Options Les Filles du Crepuscule (V/A)          0:45:07 (Pop‑up)
belbury poly  the hidden door   Options from an ancient star          0:50:37 (Pop‑up)
chuck berry  come on   Options           0:54:56 (Pop‑up)
bettye lavette  witchcraft in the air   Options           0:56:36 (Pop‑up)
minimal  your music takes me high   Options empire baby dolls          0:58:57 (Pop‑up)
even as we speak  (all you find is)air   Options           1:10:48 (Pop‑up)
bing ji ling  sunshine love   Options shadow to shine          1:14:18 (Pop‑up)
rodriguez  sandrevan lullaby-lifestyles   Options light in the attic 2009 sampler          1:18:52 (Pop‑up)
colourbox  say you   Options colourbox          1:23:03 (Pop‑up)
full wood  stop and think it ove   Options harmony, melody & style          1:27:58 (Pop‑up)
4000000 telephones  we're not coming out   Options           1:33:22 (Pop‑up)
little beaver  party down   Options party down          1:34:43 (Pop‑up)
maki asakawa  #2   Options maki asakawa          1:38:37 (Pop‑up)
grouper  vital   Options the man who died in his boat  kranky      *   1:51:37 (Pop‑up)
messages  fragment one, within whirlpool   Options Message Bag  de stijl    Vinyl  *   1:56:56 (Pop‑up)
emika  count backwards   Options emika          2:15:25 (Pop‑up)
malcolm x  grass roots speech (excerpt)   Options detroit michigan november 1963          2:17:20 (Pop‑up)
Alessandro Alessandroni  punta di vista   Options prisma sonoro    1972  Vinyl  *   2:25:54 (Pop‑up)
angel olsen  the waiting   Options half way home  bathetic      *   2:28:30 (Pop‑up)
marcos valle  Freio Aerodinamîco   Options marcos valle        *   2:36:28 (Pop‑up)
whirlpool productions  from : disco to: disco   Options Ro 3003 v/a          2:38:35 (Pop‑up)
haircut 100  favorite shirts ( boy meets girl)   Options pelican west plus          2:44:29 (Pop‑up)
kenny dope featuring screechy dan  boomin in ya jeep   Options nice up the dance v/a          2:48:52 (Pop‑up)
dara  m. osman & les fentones   Options Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia: 1964-1970 (V/A)  sublime frequencies      *   2:51:22 (Pop‑up)
Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators  feeling free   Options keep reachin' up          2:54:24 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03am Van in DC:

Making PROGress hello trouble
Avatar 9:04am pierre:

Bonjour Trouble and listeners of the modern world !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

The opening song and today's artwork go together really well. Like they were made for each other.
Avatar 9:06am v k:

mownin' Trouble - thrilled to be with you this fine morning (hint of spring in N.NJ)
Avatar 9:08am Trouble:

good morning lovlies! i hear spring is coming. there once was a time i wold have said i hate prog, alas i was wrong
  9:09am Bill W:

bonjour Trouble! Wifi in bed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Mike East:

hey, its the night people theme! mornin trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy, Fugue'in out!
Avatar 9:11am Trouble:

good for you billw, some amenities in your time of healing
Avatar 9:12am pierre:

I hear you Trouble, WFMU has taught me one thing, there is no genre that i'm suseptible to don't like. I always hearing something on the radio that'll prove me wrong.
Avatar 9:14am Trouble:

exactly pierre!
Avatar 9:17am ffrr:

I was heavily into prog in 10th grade, but Sex Pistols, Pere Ubu, Ultravox, Chrome and T.G. thankfully straightened me out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Mike East:

me too, ffr. I'll even admit to going to a dreamtheatre concert at Birch Hill night club
Avatar 9:18am pierre:


therefore the following.

Q : "– what genre of music do you listen to?"
A : "– WFMU"
Avatar 9:19am Cheri Pi:

exactly Pierre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Ken From Hyde Park:

When WFMU starts handing out diplomas, pierre will be right in line!
Avatar 9:23am pierre:

@ Ken FHP : i'm already talking about it to every single person I meet :), so intoxicated.
Avatar 9:26am Brian in UK:

Hello trouble.

@pierre I can firmly state that marzipan rock will never find a home in this house.
Avatar 9:30am pierre:

@ Brian in UK : yes, well I can still understand listeners who has favorite genre, or hated ones. But, yeah, on a personal level, I've just be surprised a lot (that is also because my knowledge of music is maybe not super vast) and I love the vertigo feeling of not discovering genre that I think I knew.
Avatar 9:32am Trouble:

i live for hearing something new, but is that an oddity? are most people into the familiar? not "us' but the "others:" who haven't been baptized with fmu blood
Avatar 9:34am Yair Yona:

Hey everyone
  9:35am marco:

Hello modern worlders!
Hello Trouble!

Coud not agree more with waking up in the morning for the sole purpose of hearing something new.
Avatar 9:38am northguineahills:

Before I forget, hello.
Avatar 9:40am sFrances from VA:

Good morning all! It's my kitties favorite radio show. I came out of the shower & they were both running around in a bird sound whipped up frenzy!
Avatar 9:41am Snortley:

Then there's also this other Bob Thompson:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Mike East:

@Trouble - yes i think most normals prefer the familiar. I have friends who, while they are fine people, still listen to q104.3...which is fine for an education in classic rock, but once you've heard all those songs a hundred times, its time to move on to higher learning...WFMUniversity
Avatar 9:43am Brian in UK:

I love the idea of the dj playing the record to entertain & educate the listener. We never quite lose the music we grew up with as youngsters however sophisticated we think we have become.

Hey ngh, good train trip?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Vivian:

Good, albeit soggy, Morning all! Looking forward to Trouble's chicken updates.
Avatar 9:44am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hey Troublians...
Dang, missed Yma Sumac AND all that prog chat.
  9:45am Tim:

Various Female Country Artists is my favorite band!
Avatar 9:51am pierre:

for Yma Sumac, can't help you, but we can still talk about prog
Avatar 9:54am Trouble:

for me a big part of dj'ing at wfmu is the excitement of playing music i have never heard before!
Avatar 9:55am Brian in UK:

@pierre it is overcast, cold and damp over here, sounds like your kind of weather?
  9:56am seang:

Avatar 9:59am Brian in UK:

Funny, the words educate & entertain were those used when formalising the role of BBC television. As the BBC is paid for by the taxpayer it has a parallel of sorts to FMU.
Avatar 10:01am pierre:

@ Trouble : I can totally see the thill in that.

@ Brian in the UK : totally, although recently I've been longuing for some sun in the park. But give hot tea, or fresh beers, and every weather suits me.
Avatar 10:04am Van in DC:

I'd have to say most of everything I hear on most shows I listen to here, I've never heard before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am KevinfromBayRidge:

Whatever is said about Prog, it was one of the genres that "gatewayed" my teenage self past the Beatles. Mr. Ayers & early Soft Machine were certainly amongst that best purveyers of the above.
Avatar 10:04am pierre:

* thrill (sorry)
Avatar 10:04am sFrances from VA:

*love* this Minimal track
  10:04am Sal:

This is the best possible morning music I could have hoped for. MR. / MRz. Dj, you are the greatest! Hello from foggy Minneapolis.
Avatar 10:04am Brian in UK:

trouble, hope to see this show soon, slowly coming round to Picasso. Saw a print of The Dream from about 1931 recently which got my attention.
  10:06am stu:

finland in da house, cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am KevinfromBayRidge:

You chicken-monger you!!
  10:09am Cecile:

morning, trouble!
Could you play some Rodriguez in honor of Sugarman winning the Oscar for best longform documentary?
Avatar 10:10am Cheri Pi:

Cecile!! Welcome back.
Avatar 10:10am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Thanks to a record-hoarding step-brother, I managed to leap straight to the krautrock side of heavy prog in the '70s, bypassing the whole Yes/ELP pop-prog thing.
Avatar 10:10am Cecile:

Chickens are classic-rock people.
Avatar 10:10am Cecile:

hi, pi!
Avatar 10:11am Cecile:

Gonna try and post some snow and KBC pictures on my profile this week...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am braveness23:

Trouble, listening to you talk about your chickens cracks me up because you are going through the exact same things as we have. Just funny to hear someone elses take on it all especially on a radio show.
Avatar 10:11am Cheri Pi:

I want the food reviews as well. B23!
Avatar 10:12am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Talk about being alienated in 6th grade(!) ... having band names like Guru Guru scribbled on yr.notebook covers, when everyone else was..... not......
Avatar 10:12am Brian in UK:

Dontcha love the way that chickens run.
Avatar 10:12am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Chickens for Pope in 2013!
Avatar 10:12am pierre:

relatives can help a lot while leaping into music.
Avatar 10:13am Cheri Pi:

I had things like"Early Morning Telescope" and "11,000 Switches" scribbled on my notebooks. My mom still has them.
Avatar 10:13am Snortley:

The egg lady at the farmers' market says that as the hens get older, they get better at laying, producing more and larger eggs.
Avatar 10:13am Cecile:

rev, I avoided the Krautrock because I hated Yes/ELP, etc so much. Which means I am still catching up.

I still have an unreasonable soft spot for King Crimson because they were darker and less enamored with themselves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am AndrewC.:

Hey! - there is only one even as we speak album, and this track ain't on it! no fair.
Avatar 10:14am Brian in UK:

@pierre or John Peel in my case.
Avatar 10:14am Jennique:

WFMU - vive la différence!!! Vive la dissonance!!
Avatar 10:14am Cheri Pi:

Reverend! I was just looking up veggie pho broth recipes and one called for 2 turnips, naturally I thought of you in the soup pot swimming around w/ the mock-kraken.
Avatar 10:15am Cecile:

Mock Oc?
Avatar 10:15am listener mark:

Good morning trouble.
Good morning chickens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Was this on older lady saying that the hens get better at laying as they age? Was there a smile and a wink?
Avatar 10:15am pierre:

@ Brian in the UK : yeah, I understand.

@ Cheri Pi : Mocktopus !
Avatar 10:17am Cheri Pi:

Huge News Cecile, Rev.TD & I have a new "Mitchell Froom," so Rick Rubin can breathe a little easier. His name is Steven Wilson and he is hanging on to life as he knows it (not as a jackalope) by a thread,
  10:17am Titus in GA:

Good belated morning, Trouble! my apologies, my girlfriend and i slept through this morning, but you're still sharp as a tack!
Avatar 10:17am Cheri Pi:

Mais Oui Pierre, Mais Oui!!!!
Avatar 10:17am Rev. Turnip Druid:

veg.pho sounds great. BTW, no idea where the idea was behind the Rev.Turnip Druid alias, but I used it for something around 1984/85. Luckily, some things weren't forgotten in time...
Avatar 10:19am Brian in UK:

I remember Mabel laying the biggest mother of an egg near the end of her life. Scared me just thinking about it.
Avatar 10:19am Rev. Turnip Druid:

A custom Cheri Pi jackalope would make a great marathon premium.
Avatar 10:19am Cecile:

Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson? really?
I haven't really dug Opeth since they parted ways...
Avatar 10:19am Cheri Pi:

have you tried the McKraken?
-my new trademarked sandwich.
  10:20am einstien_concubine:

Some mornings it seems like Trouble is the only sane woman in the world.
Avatar 10:20am Cecile:

Yay! thanks Trouble.
Avatar 10:20am Cheri Pi:

yes-that one. RTD will have to fill you in on his ELP scandal.
Avatar 10:20am Cecile:

I want McKraken bites. The fish ones were pretty disappointing.
Avatar 10:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Yeh, Cecile, SW has become my whipping-boy for over-production (for what he did with mid-late Porcupine Tree releases). He & Rubin will share an uncomfortably small loveseat in hell.
Avatar 10:21am Trouble:

hello jennique! , stu! late comers galore!
Avatar 10:21am Cecile:

SW -ELP?!!?!?!?!?!!
Avatar 10:21am pierre:

hahaha… listeners premiums, sounds messy
Avatar 10:21am Cheri Pi:

Cecile, that's on my children's menu but I'll make an exception since you're one of my best customers.
Avatar 10:21am Trouble:

thanks einstein concubine, i must remember that...
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

I liked the mid ones. In Absentia kicks butt. And I liked Deadwing, too. Some gorgeous songs on that.
Avatar 10:22am Cecile:

Awesome, Pi. I hope you have Sriracha-tzaziki dipping sauce.
Avatar 10:23am Jennique:

Trouble, my nephew is raising two chickens for his 4-H requirement in high school. All your chicken experience will be passed along to him next time I see him. According to my brother, they haven't laid one egg yet.
Avatar 10:23am Cecile:

And remember, he can't overrproduce live shows - as much as he dreams of it. He can still write the hell out of a song.
Avatar 10:24am Cheri Pi:

The salvo that sealed his fate "“I did two ELP albums but I’ve chosen not to do any more because I can’t honestly say I love them. ..."

-OK buddy I can't stand ELP as much as the next guy but you already produced 2 of their records, it's like letting the mob in a little bit-you can't turn your back now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am tim from champaign:

Last week I inherited my friends record collection that was filled with Yes, Rush, BOC, Priest, Dio, Halen, ELO, Queen and some serious donkers in there too. Yes is new territory for me. I'm a little scared but I'm diving in. I know all the AOR cuts but haven't ventured in the deep cuts.
Avatar 10:26am Cecile:

Steven Wilson is not capable of love.
That's why he's a great songwriter. hahahhaha

I hope he got a good paycheck .
Avatar 10:26am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Cecile: that's about when I fell off the PT wagon. In Absentia has great material but I really wanted to hear a lighter touch on the post-production side, it should've been more rough. I heard some stuff that came later and he'd clearly gone all Crazy-Legs Dracula Artiste on that shit. The Delerium-label LPs (sky moves sideways etc) are my far faves...
Avatar 10:27am Cecile:

Apart from the first 2..

Priest up to Point of Entry is pretty solid and choice. And I like a lot of Point of Entry, too.
Avatar 10:28am Cecile:

hahahah, turnip. That early stuff is pretty spotless, though. Excellent records.
Avatar 10:28am Cheri Pi:

That sounds pretty good Tim FC- just put the Yes & Rush on the curb and you should be ok ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

It's good to hear that Jersey City sanctions chickens. I was just following a story in comparatively bucolic Westwood, where in discussions over regulating the town's 36 chicken-keeping households, some have called the town "too dense" for chicken raising!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Mike East:

this has a Chantelles feel to it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am tim from champaign:

C'mon, Cheri, 2112? You can't hang? heehee
Avatar 10:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

On the ELP side, I admit to a soft-spot for TARKUS, the one everyone hates. Because it's completely ridiculous. From the artwork to the tunes; it's a salad-shooter of WTF-ery.
  10:31am ?:

the cover is amazing.

tim, if you have the first 5 BOC albums (inc the live one) you should be in good shape.
Avatar 10:32am Cheri Pi:

Oh TFC.... if you only knew.
Avatar 10:33am Cecile:

I'm the ?
Avatar 10:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

good job with The Mysterians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am tim from champaign:

Thanks Cecile. I've got most of the first 5 BOC but not the live one. That was in the stash though!
Avatar 10:36am Cecile:

there is a great poster that came with it
  10:37am Adrian in London:

Hi all. Checking in from the kitchen. I know the Oscars is hooey but I was really pleased the Rodriguez documentary won.
Avatar 10:38am Jennique:

A great animator, Dan Meth, did a funny short on "Is Rush heavy metal?" danmeth.com...
Avatar 10:40am Trouble:

yes adrian! great movie and great musician got some giant recognition!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am DCE:

morning everybody.
Avatar 10:42am Cecile:

sometimes the cream rises to the top!
Avatar 10:48am Cheri Pi:

haha-thanks Jennique :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Chicken manure is valuable stuff, too. Hope you're taking advantage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Sugarfly Waterloo:

lol at you can't have a bass player singing and call it heavy metal.... that's R&B
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am rsj:

as long as you can afford it! My friend, who is a farmer, says it makes no sense financially, and they have a bunch, as well as free range grass and veggie scraps to feed on.
I got hazed with a chicken in college...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am tim from champaign:

Good thing Jonesy and X-Ray don't live in Jersey City. Those Jersey City Chickens would be goners.
Avatar 10:50am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:50am Cecile:

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Avatar 10:51am Cecile:

welcome to my whole life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am DCE:

Hey CP, what's going on in your neck of the worlds?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Sugarfly Waterloo:

Oh.. I've experienced that all too much. Even worse when you also establish that you don't like what they like.
  10:52am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- Research on Music & the Brain such as recounted in the books by Oliver Sacks & Daniel Levitin
- shows that it's about the particular Balance between the Familiar & the Unexpected that makes Music appeal to us
- which seems obvious once stated...

- So then - I guess it's a question of what strikes that Balance for one's particular Brain - !
...as opposed to Other's Brains...
  10:52am DF:

I had those pinto beans too and they were fabulous!
Avatar 10:53am Cecile:

where is the recipe again? I have a ton of them right now.
  10:53am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...or other's Beans...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Sugarfly Waterloo:

@RRN63 I do tend to be a huge fan of the unfamiliar.
Avatar 10:54am Cheri Pi:

DCE-Not one damn thing-though I am looking forward to Banh Mi for lunch. it's those little things...
  10:54am seang:

a chicken ain't nothin but a bird
  10:54am gina k:

Thanks Trouble. I jsut found the recipie and now know what to make for dinner. You now have influence over what I listen to and what I eat. Be careful with your powers!
Avatar 10:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Thanks for the earworm, seang. Cab did it best...
Avatar 10:56am Van in DC:

Is it me or is this somewhat Cocteau Twins-ish? I like it
Avatar 10:56am Cheri Pi:

The Turnip Pho broth recipe was also from the NYT: www.nytimes.com...
  10:56am seang:

sorry about that!
Avatar 10:57am Rev. Turnip Druid:

no apologies necessary. Cab Calloway is my spiritual advisor, co-pilot, etc.
Avatar 10:58am Trouble:

here's the pinto bean recipe from the NYTimes: www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am DCE:

ooh that looks like a winner, CP...got a bag of turnips burning a hole in my crisper anyway
Avatar 10:59am Trouble:

cheri pi: that looks amazing too . will make that this week! thanks
Avatar 11:00am Rev. Turnip Druid:

great galloping flippy, CP, that pho looks good...
Avatar 11:01am Dave B:

It's been some time since I've said hello, so "Hello!"
Avatar 11:01am Cecile:

ime, you can skip the soaking step and just add 20-30 extra minutes to the cooking time.
  11:03am Adrian in London:

Hmm, this is annoying, my laptop's buffering, late 90s-style… Might have to hit the archives at work tomorrow…
  11:03am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...the whole Prog Question...

...If you watch 'Filth & the Fury' about the Sex Pistols - you see a good example of the suggestion always made that Punk (mid-late 1970's) was a reaction to Rick Wakeman playing organ w/ a paint roller
...but I'm nort sure I ever saw it like that.
...The 'June 1st 1974' album w/ KevinAyers JohnCale Nico is more 'Undergrtound' or 'Alternative' than Green Day
...To put it another way: For me - there was always a Pistols-Iggy-John Cale-Bowie-Robert Fripp connection.
- It's more a question of MAINSTREAM VS. Underground Intelligentsia - &/or - StreetReal Thang.
- Anyhow - ! In this era now - we have the typically *PostModern* phenomenon of it being more about picking & choosing from Genres than one specific Genre being the Kewl One - like it was back in the Modern Era.
...This is the (Post??-Post?)PostModern World...
Avatar 11:04am Brian in UK:

The Wondermints are good fun; apart from making Brian Wilson a viable touring option they have a sense of humour. Viz, the track on Bali called 'In and Around Greg Lake' figures Yes & KC.
Avatar 11:05am Dave B:

I kinda miss the "Post Punk Progressive Pop Party" on WNYU back in the 80s.
Avatar 11:09am Cheri Pi:

I wonder if Pierre can get hotdogs in Paris or is it illegal... ? Mocktopus: lunchinabox.net...
Avatar 11:09am Trouble:

hello dave b!
Avatar 11:11am Brian in UK:

First review I have seen for the new David Bowie, looks promising.
Avatar 11:11am pierre:

It's pretty legal here Cheri Pi, but I usually don't trust those sausages…
  11:12am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Yerknow (probably) :
- John Lydon was into Hawkwind & Van der Graaf Generator (& Tim Buckley)
- & should I even mention Julian Cope - ??...
Avatar 11:14am Cheri Pi:

  11:16am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...An important Life Adage:
- Best not ask what's in the sausage, my son...
...a bird ain't nothin' but a dinosaur...
- Don't eat beasties anymore myself (...I'm not a vegetarian because I Love Animals - but because I Really Hate vegetables!...)
- altho' still wearin' 'em...
Avatar 11:18am pierre:

ah, well veggie-ones ! Yes they are difficult to find indeed… in some specialized shops, but yeah, that's true, not very veggie-friendly that country is… That said, yes, it's the meat ones, that I never trust.
  11:19am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...They're gettin' pretty good w/ the Soy fake meat patties & stuff - ! Better than used to be. Try 'em.
...Better microwaved than totally grilled tho' - they just dry out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am tim from champaign:

I just re-read The Autobiography of Malcom X. Thanks for playing this, Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Re: "i live for hearing something new, but is that an oddity? are most people into the familiar?"

I think there's a certain amount of conditioning involved. You have to find reward in the unknown in order to really want it, no? New can be hard.

I had a co-worker tell me once that his preferred music is any music he already knows. And I get it, because it's much simpler that way.

But as for me, my favorite genre of music is "surprise."
Avatar 11:20am Dave B:

Instead of making bento squids, why not entire album cover bentos?

The Prince one still cracks me up:

More here: jakeben.blog111.fc2.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am DCE:

very true, Pete from Beantown
  11:22am irban:

I for one do not integrate coffee with cream.
Avatar 11:23am Rev. Turnip Druid:

amen, irban. This coffee here is strictly non-integrated.
Avatar 11:24am Cheri Pi:

Brilliant Dave B!!
Avatar 11:25am listener mark:

"Peekskill Outrage - Sidney Poitier, Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson" Search for this on Youtube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Once you go black...

(Coffee, people! Geez, get your head out of the gutter. And during Malcolm X no less.)
  11:25am seang:

I like my coffee black as midnight on a moonless night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am tim from champaign:

Good one, seang!
Avatar 11:28am Dave B:

oh, and sorry - the Post Punk Progressive Pop Party was on WRHU (Hofstra University), not WNYU
  11:28am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Zappa :
..."The manner in which Americans 'consume' music has a lot to do with leaving it
on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles"...

- Martin King (actually younger than Malcolm!) was - & still is
- The Conscience of America

- but Malcom X really helped us get up to speed w/ the fact that History is written by the Winners & you should educate yourself about it - & think for yourself - !

- & none of that's just for people of African descent...
Avatar 11:28am listener mark:

Green tea is the drink of choice. People of Mars! Unite!
Avatar 11:28am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Beer, same color.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I am always behind when drinking coffee. All the milkies' coffee is cool enough to drink as soon as they adulterate it, but I have to wait for my black to cool naturally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Parq:

I like my coffee the way I like my women -- mild, dependable and not too expensive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Good one, Parq.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Adrian in London:

That Alessandro Alessandroni track was great!
  11:31am seang:

@tim -I stole that from Agent Dale Cooper -Twin Peaks
Avatar 11:31am v k:

coffee - recently acquired Bunn Velocity Brew ST changed this coffee snob's life - perfecto
Avatar 11:31am Brian in UK:

@seang do you mean starless & bible black. A line taken by Robert Fripp from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. Now a folk singer called Zimmerman took the name Dylan from........
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Parq:

Brian - funny you should bring that up. I'm in the middle of reading UMW, and I've been trying to remember for two days where the line "starless and bible black" had entered into the rock lexicon.
  11:33am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Prog? ArtRock?
- Punk is Art Rock - just the Art is Dada.
Mod is Futurism...
Psyh is Surrealism...
- Just add Black Rhythm & Blues - !!
(Rock 'n' Roll is Gospel w/ lyrics about Sex instead of God.)
- & White People w/ disposable income for it...
Avatar 11:35am Brian in UK:

@parq try and get the recorded version with Richard Burton as narrator. Priceless. Around 1952/3. Wonderful usa of language.
Avatar 11:36am Van in DC:

Clare Torry did the vocals part of The Great Gig in the Sky for Pink Floyd, and also did backing vocals for....wait for it...wait for it...Kevin Ayers.
Avatar 11:36am Trouble:

  11:38am seang:

just saw that trouble goat song--hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Parq:

According to the notes in the front of the book, Dylan himself read "First Voice" and a couple of other roles at its premiere staging. I remember the movie being beautiful. Sometimes movies that take an impressionistic stage production and literalize it can be disappointing (Equus, Warhorse), and I'd want to see the movie UMW again before I decided whether or not to put it in that category.
Avatar 11:39am Brian in UK:

Correction at 10:19 it was Maisie not Mabel, not that anyone gives a monkies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Patrick:

Good morning trouble! its been a few weeks since i have been able to listen live and im loving the show this week. ready for the marathon? i cant wait to get the gary painter t shirt!
Avatar 11:41am Jennique:

Trouble - I heard this Disco to Disco song on Duane's show and love all the goofy chatter. Thanks for replaying it. Did you hear Duane playing the remix of the Chips theme? Excellent.
Avatar 11:42am Brian in UK:

@parq as it is a 'Play for Voices' radio is the perfect medium for Milk Wood. I could send you a copy.
Avatar 11:43am Trouble:

hey patrick! isn't that a great t? i am sooooo looking forward to it. did you get my thank you post card? i wondered if i put the wrong house # after i sent it
Avatar 11:43am Trouble:

no i didn't will look for that!! i love duane's show!
  11:44am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

I am Caffeine's bitch.
- far too much so.
...Must the entire topsoil of Brazil pass thru USA guts (do I hear William Burroughs echoing around somewhere ??) for us to hyperacheive & spazz over complete BS?
...Richard Burton read for 'War of the Worlds' RockOpera too - ! I admit to liking that.
- Cream - no sugar. Sugar gives jitters. ; )
...Love tea - but I had a kidney stone & they say it's bad. Others say green tea is good for that. Who to believe - ?
...If I didn't have to work for a living (Hello!) - *only then* could I kick caffeine...
Avatar 11:45am Cecile:

Avatar 11:45am Brian in UK:

The Haircuts?
Avatar 11:46am Brian in UK:

'A little bit of what you fancy does you good' HE Bates.
  11:47am RUBY:

Holding on to the past, but Disco to Disco, sublime. Blue ribbon at the state fair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Patrick:

no i got it! thank you so much. we have it hanging up and i look at it every day. i dont want to ruin emilys thunder but she got into Cranbrook!! we are gonna visit next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Parq:

Brian, exactly. If I was going to stage it, it would be actors sitting on stools dressed in black, lit only when speaking and then only head and shoulders. Maybe an occasional tableaux; Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard admonishing her two husbands in dreamland, that kinda thing.

Thanks for your offer, but I'm sure I can find it. His reading of "Child's Christmas" is a seasonal essential in our house.
Avatar 11:50am Cecile:

Haircut 100 = Iced vanilla latte in Malcolm X world.
Avatar 11:51am Trouble:

patrick: WOWOOOW. so fabulous!!! yeah!
Avatar 11:51am Cecile:

I still love that damn album, though.
Avatar 11:53am Brian in UK:

parq I do have real trouble (sic) with his early writings though. some I find quite impenetreble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Patrick:

ill let her know you said congrats!
Avatar 11:54am Brian in UK:

Mre Ogmore-Pritchard 'Even the sunshine will have to wipe his feet'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am ChrisB.:

Wasn't this album a Jeopardy category last week?
Avatar 11:55am Brian in UK:

Great show trouble, better walk the dawg afore it get too dark & cold.
Avatar 11:56am Van in DC:

thanks trouble!
Avatar 11:57am Jennique:

Great show as always Trouble. See you in marathon-land. Should I bring baked goods?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am efd:

Can we get Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators on a bill with Black Joe Lewis & the Soul Distributors?
  11:58am Bill W:

fab closer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Was that disco harp in there?
  12:00pm Titus in GA:

Great show, Mrs. T! We'll do it again next week. Cheers, Trouble and take care MW listeners!
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