Options Irene Trudel: Playlist from December 9, 2014 Options

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Music to laze around with, just like slipping into a warm, comfortable bath; bubbling with many stringed instruments and occasional live performances. (Visit homepage.)

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Options December 9, 2014: Ain't a fit night out for man nor beast!

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
John Coltrane  A Love Supreme pt.4: Psalm   Options A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition)  Impulse!  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Budos Band  Turn and Burn   Options Burnt Offering  Daptone  0:06:54 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  Ankh   Options A Space Odyssey: From Birmingham To The Big Apple - The Quest Begins  Fantastic Voyage  0:12:35 (Pop‑up)
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer  Look What I Found   Options Bass & Mandolin  Nonesuch  0:19:03 (Pop‑up)
Lee Hazlewood  Wait Till Next Year   Options Newman's Loaned: Joe McGasko's 2014 WFMU Marathon Premium  (WFMU)  0:24:47 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 

Wistful Thinking / Punta Giara   Options



0:28:55 (Pop‑up)
Musette Explosion  Automne   Options Introducing Musette Explosion  Aviary  0:39:20 (Pop‑up)
Reynold D. Philipsek  Butterfly   Options Anthology  ReiPhi Records  0:45:01 (Pop‑up)
Django Reinhard, Stephane Grappelli, The Quintet Hot Club Of France  I'll Never Be the Same   Options Djangology  RCA  0:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Lac La Belle  Breezy Sunday   Options A Friend Too Long  Double Lot  0:53:03 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Vas-y  West, Always West   Options Tickly Teeth  (Samuel Vas-Y)  0:56:40 (Pop‑up)
I Think Like Midnight  Echo Celeste   Options Warm Seclusion Structure  Quadrapuss Records  1:01:22 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 

Wistful Thinking / Punta Giara   Options



1:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Gravenhurst  The Diver   Options Flashlight Seasons, Black Holes in the Sand & Offerings  Warp Records  1:15:06 (Pop‑up)
The Strawbs  The Shepherd Song   Options Halcyon Days  A&M  1:20:32 (Pop‑up)
The Feelies  Slipping (Into Something)   Options The Good Earth  Bar None  1:25:05 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  The Cone of Silence   Options (Live at Maxwell's, Hanukah 2012)  Matador Records  1:31:13 (Pop‑up)
Midlake  Aurora Gone   Options Antiphon  ATO  1:34:17 (Pop‑up)
Cleaners from Venus  A European Girl   Options Return to Bohemia  Burger  1:39:03 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 

Chiaroscuro / Sacred Place   Options



1:42:13 (Pop‑up)
Invisible Familiars  You and Your Arrow   Options Disturbing Wildlife  Other Music Recording Co.  1:51:33 (Pop‑up)
The Move  No Time   Options Message from the Country  Capitol Records  1:55:43 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Celluloid Heroes (Everybody's in Show-Biz)   Options Muswell Hillbillies + Katalog  RCA  1:59:42 (Pop‑up)
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Whipped   Options Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues  Drag City  2:06:07 (Pop‑up)
Harry Nilsson  The Moonbeam Song   Options Nilsson Schmilsson  RCA  2:09:35 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 

Chiaroscuro / Sacred Place   Options



2:12:31 (Pop‑up)
Johanna Warren  Woods   Options Fates  Proliferate Music  2:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Sam Amidon  Blue Mountains   Options Lily-o  Nonesuch  2:25:09 (Pop‑up)
Adrian Crowley  The Hatchet Song   Options Some Blue Morning  Chemikal Underground  2:30:32 (Pop‑up)
Over The Rhine  My Father's Body   Options Blood Oranges in the Snow  Redeye Distribution  2:36:25 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 

Chiaroscuro / Sacred Place   Options



2:40:19 (Pop‑up)
Iamthemorning  Inside   Options ~  Kscope Records  2:44:37 (Pop‑up)
Olga Bell  Altai Krai   Options Krai  New Amsterdam Records  2:48:47 (Pop‑up)
pefkin  Isn't it Good to be Lost in the Woods?   Options (Soundcloud download)  (Gayle Brogan)  2:53:07 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:00pm kat330:

H'Irene! Even though I hear your weather is frightful, your WC Fields clip is utterly delightful. Thanks for the smile!
  9:04pm blee:

A love supreme, a love supreme, a love supreme.
  9:04pm P-90:

The DJ Irene "Live" experience! Still getting used to it. Good Evening all. Blustey day in NY/NJ.
Avatar 9:06pm kat330:

Usually offline well before now. Must sign off and catch archives when I can, but wanted to say "hi!" in real time for once and send special shout-outs to Van and to Sean in UK. Sean, kiitos for your kind Christmas card and be on the lookout for a packet arriving soon on your side of the Pond! ♥

(P.S.: I heard that BD is covering FS. Will surely be an interesting Valentine! :)
Avatar 9:10pm Van in DC:

I just remembered what I was supposed to remember.

Avatar 9:11pm Van in DC:

Oh Kat, did I miss you? HI KAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm fleep:

Greetings, Irene, and rememberers and the blustered and the usually offline.
Avatar 9:12pm Van in DC:

I'll be over across the room folding laundry while listening. Irene, you have quite a task in front of you tonight to match what Jeffrey did this week.
Avatar 9:14pm Van in DC:

Echoing what Kat said, I also would love to send a special shout out to SEAN for the Christmas Card!!! Thank you so much!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Irene Trudel:

HI Kat and blee and P-90 and Van and everybody else. Glad to have you listening in on a blustery day. Let's get all snuggly with the music tonight.
Avatar 9:32pm Van in DC:

I thought the donation thingy was always there at the top? It's not there. Sad. I was gonna make you an offer Irene. Donation for KaTe's "December Will be Magic Again" because, well, it's December and all.
Avatar 9:36pm David Shortell:

I didn't know Randy Newman wrote "Wait Till Next Year". I only knew Eric Burdon's 1967 version.
Avatar 9:36pm Van in DC:

50 is the new 30
  9:37pm P-90:

"Ankh" is the Eqyptian symbol of eternal life, associated with the mythology of Isis and Osiris, and general happiness, properity, good fortune- the good stuff.
Avatar 9:37pm Van in DC:

Today is also Joshua Bell's birthday!
  9:38pm Mark:

Your music is so special tonight. Really beautiful show. Did you used to be on in the afternoon? Love the W.C. Fields clip, too!
It's such a nasty night, my flight back to NJ was cancelled so I'm listening to you from Chicago, where it's snowing!
Avatar 9:38pm Jeff:

I'm still getting used to the idea of the Evening Irene, but y'know, I think it's an idea which really works. It's a good hour for Irene sort of energy (at least for me as a listener); I hope you're feeling comfortable in this slot.
  9:42pm Mark:

You did used to be on in the afternoon--you dug up that Carl Sagan remix when I mentioned it, remember? You sound good no matter what time you're on, anyway!
Avatar 9:43pm Van in DC:

mark - you have a great memory :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Folsom:

The Musette Explosion is nice.
Avatar 9:49pm Van in DC:

So far, edge to this show. Sorry Jeffrey.
Avatar 9:49pm Mugsy:

You always provide a wonderful soundtrack for whatever time and day it is and it always feels like home when I hear your voice, but I'm really digging catching the whole show uninterrupted and from home.
Avatar 9:52pm Van in DC:

To be completely fair and transparent, I will always err on the side of Irene's show though.

Against anybody's.

So there's that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm fleep:

It is lonely here. This time of year, ladyfleep has to play elf to her boss, a show business potentate, who lavishes gifts on his famous clients. She spends long late hours wrapping and shipping expensive stuff none of them really need. So you are my company. And this music is warm and comforting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Good evening Irene and listeners!

"Newman's Loaned"! I just got that after the Fall Fundraiser, great comp!
Avatar 10:00pm Van in DC:


Hi there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Van!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm fleep:

Matt - did you wake up in time?
Avatar 10:03pm Van in DC:

Wait. What? Matt sleeps?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Nope, got it later tonight - made it for 2/3rds of it at least!

@Van: Shhh, that's my biggest secret around here... ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Matt from Springfield:

*got in*

Hiya fleep, and everyone else!
Avatar 10:07pm Van in DC:

Well, best news for me in a while: Amsterdam Falafel opened a satellite restaurant in L'Enfant Plaza! Just a few minutes away! Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Matt from Springfield:

I've heard nothing but great things about Amsterdam Falafel, fortunate news for you, Van!
Avatar 10:08pm Van in DC:

It IS midnight, right in the middle of the Atlantic...
Avatar 10:11pm Van in DC:

Yikes. Sorry but I quite do not agree with Station Manager Ken doing a great show....not unless he's playing The Only Song for three hours.
Avatar 10:14pm Mugsy:

I just started listening to Gravenhurst because one of you guys played it recently.
Avatar 10:16pm Van in DC:

I have NEVER understood at all Station Manager Ken's musical tastes. At all. Sorry but true. I just can't listen to his show.
Avatar 10:17pm Van in DC:

......and I'm about the most eclectic musical listening person you are ever likely to encounter.

Well, considering this place, maybe not. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Matt from Springfield:

@Van: Some hosts here are super eclectic, whereas others are not. SM Ken is...completely and thoroughly SM Ken. No matter how eclectic you might measure his programming to be, he's still completely Ken all the time.

Hope that paradox was half-coherent... :)
  10:20pm Blinky:

Thank god this horrid day is over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20pm Matt from Springfield:

And, of course there are exceptions to every exception to every rule, as a rule. Some episodes and items on Ken's show I have quite enjoyed over the years. My $0.02. YMMV.
Avatar 10:21pm Van in DC:

I've tried. But during Ken's show? Great time for catching up on Archive! :) (for me)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Some live shows just gotta yield to Archives - otherwise how would you catch up and re-listen to the great moments here!
(Since Dave Hill's on Monday now, BT's show might make a great new Wed morning Archive...)
Avatar 10:24pm Van in DC:

Honesty for me, Ken's show is this: Play bizzaro music you have never heard of while posting the same animated gif's already posted a million times before.

I don't think Ken has ever played a single musical artist I like. Not one.
Avatar 10:26pm Mugsy:

Sounds like there's more to it?
  10:27pm wendy del formaggio:

It's always nice hearing this Feelies song. Thanks, Irene!
Avatar 10:27pm Van in DC:

You mean from me? No, nothing. Just speaking my mind, telling truth.
Avatar 10:28pm Van in DC:

Holy smokes, WENDY!

Been a long time, HI!
  10:29pm Tommy:

Fantastic show Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, the feeling of discovering that a great song coming on has already been Clicky-Starred by yourself and others :)

Ciao, Wendy del Formaggio! How's it going!
  10:30pm Blinky:

I saw the feelies with yo la tengo and they were great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Irene Trudel:

Hey Wendy! Nice to hear from you. Just saw The Feelies open for Yo La Tengo, so I had to play this. Always a fave of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Feelies + YLT - sounds positively joyous!
Avatar 10:32pm Van in DC:

This Thursday at Birchmere, Samantha Fish. Blues guitarist / singer. Pretty awesome. I be there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm Irene Trudel:

Totally in Agreement, Blinky! What a great show. Good to see Dave Schramm with them too. (For those who didn't get to see them, it was at Town Hall in NYC Dec. 4th.)
  10:34pm wendy del formaggio:

Hi Van, hi Matt!
Irene, I'm jealous! I've been seeing much on social media from that show. What a line-up! Last October I saw The Feelies for the first time, at The Sinclair in Boston. Excellent venue. Belock was there -- always a pleasure to see that fella!
  10:34pm Blinky:

oh i didn't know they played recently. i went to see them in montclair a few years ago on new years eve.
Avatar 10:37pm Van in DC:

I like this....
Avatar 10:38pm Van in DC:

Is it me or is this almost Moody Blues ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo ! ...Hullo Martin Newall!
Avatar 10:40pm Van in DC:

Sounds like Wings would have sounded 20 years before Wings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Matt from Springfield:

...or else an experimental McCartney II era demo.

Hullo RRN63!
Avatar 10:43pm Van in DC:

yeah maybe that Matt :)
Avatar 10:43pm Van in DC:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Good ol' Audacity, my preferred method of making instrumental versions of tracks.
Avatar 10:44pm Van in DC:

Jeffrey expounded upon them too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hi Matt!
...I just think of it as Andy Partridge-ish since he worked w/ him - but that's true now you say it...
Avatar 10:45pm Van in DC:

F Train Trudell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm coelacanth:

olá Irene and others involved.
...Matt (f S);R Rabbit...
Avatar 10:46pm Van in DC:


Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Olá coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm coelacanth:

aww,i missed Strawbs? 'haven't heard them in a while.
Avatar 10:47pm Van in DC:


Avatar 10:49pm Van in DC:

The date is the date you shine.

The time is NOW.
Avatar 10:51pm Van in DC:

Thanks Irene. Looking forward to catching the rest of this show via FMU Archive Genie.

This sounds so nice.
  10:53pm KP:

Seasons Greetings, Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Night Van, pleasant dreams and pleasant Archives to ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Matt from Springfield:

'Tis the season, KP. Good evening!
  10:54pm Carmichael:

Heya Irene.
  10:57pm wendy del formaggio:

I'm so glad I tuned in tonight. So much good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Matt from Springfield:

And Carm - hey there!

This is the deeply psychedelic years of the Move, a welcome listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm coelacanth:

  11:01pm KP:

It doesn't matter who are
  11:01pm JakeGould:

Hello folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm Matt from Springfield:


I thought of this early in the year, as with Mickey Rooney's passing there aren't any stars in this song still alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Greetings Jake.
  11:03pm Carmichael:

The Move, the Kinks. Ya I'm old. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm adrian in mpls:

evening all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm Irene Trudel:

Hi Matt, KP, coelacanth, Jake! Glad you're tuned in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10pm Matt from Springfield:

Glad to be listening!
Evening, adrian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice Nilsson song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm adrian in mpls:

Evening Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm coelacanth:

aw,Nilsson Shmilsson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Matt from Springfield:

And MELLOTRON! ~~swoon
  11:13pm JakeGould:

Irene, this day’s weather… At this time of year… Solstice in 12 days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14pm coelacanth:

i want a mellotron!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm Matt from Springfield:

@coelacanth: YES me too!! I covet mellotrons, harpsichords, celestas, all kinds of rare keyboards! :)
  11:21pm Jake:

Muswell Hillbillies has Twentieth-Century Man on it. Would be nice to hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

With the handy app, I was able to catch Celluloid Heroes outside tossing the football with my daughter. We were cooped up all day when they canceled school this morning.
  11:27pm wendy del formaggio:

Sam Amidon! He's from my town!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm adrian in mpls:

really happy to have learned about Adrian Crowley thru yr show Irene!
  11:38pm Mark:

Wow, Over the Rhine--never heard of them, but their vocal harmonies are stunning. And a cello! Oh, God...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks adrian! I discovered Adrian at least 10 years ago. He gets more interesting and beautiful as time goes. There's an archive of Adrian on my show from 2005 here: wfmu.org...
  11:39pm Mark:

I'm not crying right this second, but I bet somebody listening to this song is--this is one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking songs I've ever heard in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40pm Irene Trudel:

@Mark, a lot of people have told me to check them out. Agreed--really pretty stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41pm coelacanth:

Matt [i was painting across the room-] -also the ondes martinot.
...i'm not a keyboardist...i'm not anything! -but i make a bit of noise; and my collection of instruments keeps growing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41pm adrian in mpls:

@Irene - thanks for the link! Definitely going to check that out tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43pm Matt from Springfield:

I enjoy an eclectic bunch of instruments myself--I played the violin, and can play keyboards and guitar a bit, not too great but enough to make noise with!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45pm coelacanth:

bandcamp is a beautiful thing; but it's easy for an artist to get lost in the mix.
Avatar 11:47pm Mugsy:

I enjoyed your show tonight very much, have a nice week.
  11:47pm Carmichael:

Irene, I need to head out. But your show has been wonderful and uplifting, as always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48pm Irene Trudel:

Thank you all for hanging in with me tonight! Catch you on the radio next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm coelacanth:

Matt,i think we're of the same cloth!
-though drums is my main. ...My technique on pretty much everything else is abominable! I generally learn how to play each part,then promptly forget it after the recording is complete!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm Matt from Springfield:

@coelacanth, Well with drums at least that means you can keep rhythm! Good to know we're cut from the same yard, or swatch! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm fleep:

Thank you, Irene, for the music and the virtual company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Lovely show again, Ms. Trudel -- just goes to show, you can't spell Serenity ... without IRENE! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm coelacanth:

(...my drums are kinda sloppy too!)

Thank you Irene.
Avatar 11:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Always beautiful, Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks muchly!
Have a good night, virtual company! Bundle up warm!
  11:57pm KP:

Goodnight, Irene
  11:59pm JakeGould:

Ditto. Goodnight, Irene!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:28am Sean in Bristol UK:

Hello one and all, great show Irene. Kat and Van, glad you got the cards ok.
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