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A viking ship appears on the horizon, a likeness of Alice Coltrane 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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
malcolm pointon  boogie   Options electro-muse  public-information        *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
warner jepson  buchla christmas   Options             0:03:51 (Pop‑up)
malcolm pointon  symbiosis intro   Options electro-muse            0:07:48 (Pop‑up)
warner jepson                0:09:27 (Pop‑up)
dylan thomas  holiday memory   Options quite early one morning and other memories            0:11:46 (Pop‑up)
    we came in peace for all mankind a recorded history of space exploration...  decca          0:22:59 (Pop‑up)
sun ra   enlightnement (feat june tyson)/untitled keyboard solo 4   Options John Cage Meets Sun Ra The Complete Concert June 8, 1986 Coney Island, NY  modern harmonic  1986      *   0:26:08 (Pop‑up)
eola  no getting   Options dang  leaving        *   0:38:02 (Pop‑up)
MV& EE  i'm still in love with you >void   Options   woodsist        *   0:40:19 (Pop‑up)
wishing on a star  stac & blue daisy   Options             0:50:40 (Pop‑up)
shuggie otis  sparkle city   Options inspiration information            0:55:16 (Pop‑up)
79.5  terrorize my heart ( 45 edit)   Options Terrorize My Heart  big crown    7"    *   1:01:09 (Pop‑up)
ash koosha  could   Options             1:05:01 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath  swinging shepard blues   Options Saint Etienne Presents Songs for a London Winter v/a            1:06:57 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings  ain't no chimneys in the projects   Options it's a holiday soul party            1:09:39 (Pop‑up)
al brown   Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City   Options             1:11:54 (Pop‑up)
alain peters  rest'la maloya   Options Rest La Maloya  bongo joe/sofa  1977      *   1:15:16 (Pop‑up)
willie rosario  calypso blues   Options             1:19:53 (Pop‑up)
don thomas  come on train   Options             1:23:18 (Pop‑up)
santiago  set it free   Options 22 Somerset Dr. (1976-1978)  manafactured recordings        *   1:27:08 (Pop‑up)
prince  chelsea rogers (2006)   Options             1:31:55 (Pop‑up)
Explosion  wakka mang   Options Surinam Funk Force (V/A)  rush hour        *   1:38:09 (Pop‑up)
the five tinos  sitting by my window   Options             1:46:53 (Pop‑up)
patsy raye and the beatniks  beatnik's wish   Options swing for a crime v/a            1:49:35 (Pop‑up)
johnny cash  get rhythm   Options             1:52:09 (Pop‑up)
delphine  les prisons de sa majeste   Options swinging mademoiselles v/a            1:56:11 (Pop‑up)
eyelids  no jigsaw   Options       7"  mint green vinyl!!  *   1:57:16 (Pop‑up)
hope sandoval and the warm inventions  let me get there   Options until the hunter  tendril tales        *   2:01:11 (Pop‑up)
maki asakawa  Zenkamono No kurisumasu (ex-con's christmas)   Options the song is always there (christmas in spite of itself)            2:08:27 (Pop‑up)
shabaka and the ancestors  the observer   Options wisdom of elders  Brownswood Recordings        *   2:11:11 (Pop‑up)
little beaver  i can dig it baby   Options party down            2:20:31 (Pop‑up)
four tops  the fool on the hill   Options Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison            2:25:52 (Pop‑up)
courtney hartman  nothing we say   Options nothing we say  courtney hartman        *   2:33:11 (Pop‑up)
laura lee  at last   Options laura lee            2:36:20 (Pop‑up)
bobby oroza  this love part 1   Options   stylart    7"    *   2:40:48 (Pop‑up)
jean jacques perrey  E.V.A.   Options the atomic cafe -french cuts v/a            2:44:38 (Pop‑up)
silver apples  the edge of wonder   Options Clinging to a Dream  chicken coop        *   2:47:34 (Pop‑up)
Kedr Livanskiy  april   Options january sun  2mr        *   2:52:02 (Pop‑up)
sylvie vartan  gonna cry   Options En Anglais... et en American  ace        *   2:57:37 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Bronwyn Bishop:

morning trouble and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Andrew Waterloo:

good morning
Avatar 9:04am Trouble:

good thursday friends, fellow freeformers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am annie:

good morning trouble..!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Where have I heard this before? Oh, yeah...Bees!
  9:05am kevlicki:

Happy solstice/New Year everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am pantz:

Merry Eve of Christmas Eve Eve, everyone.
Avatar 9:07am Sem Chumbo:

Hello and good morning, Trouble, and the currently Troubled.
  9:12am sugarwolf:

Avatar 9:12am Trouble:

merry solstice to you @kevlicki, i burned many candles last night to celebrate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am MD:

Happy Happy to all! We must keep The shiny side up.... as best we can...United we stand...Remember,,,as Mr Franklin said..."We will hang together or surly we will hang alone!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am annie:

7th grade english teacher played so many spoken-word albums.. my favorite class.. and lots of dylan thomas.
Avatar 9:15am Trouble:

i love listening to dylan thomas @annie
  9:16am emily:

good morning Trouble!
Avatar 9:16am Brian in UK:

Hello Trouble.
The genius with words. You can understand why the new Nobel Laureate named himself after him.

I never get tired of Under Milk Wood.
Avatar 9:17am Trouble:

here's a dylan thomas fave: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am annie:

i named my son after him, too..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am annie:

how many of you listen to the Lessons and Carols for christmas? i love hearing the Mother Tongue and the scriptures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am MD:

The Smell of Saturday night!!! Like on Sunday morning!!!
Avatar 9:20am Brian in UK:

annie is that from King's College?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am annie:

yes brian, it's the last vestige of my holiday observances
Avatar 9:23am Brian in UK:

That is when Christmas really starts. Not in late August.

Was listening to Lord Buckley's Scrooge last night. Another genius with words.
Avatar 9:24am Sem Chumbo:

Mr. Thomas had a frightfully complete and lyrical memory. Ashamed to say that I attempt to speak the same language.
Avatar 9:24am Brian in UK:

@Sem sometimes I feel that Viv listening and learned from DT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am annie:

exactly, brian, not a second sooner
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Guido from Cologne:

hello Trouble!
Avatar 9:28am Rev. Turnip Druid:

i would like to say hello now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am AndrewC.:

I hope the cover for this John Cage meets Sun Ra is something like this: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:30am Sem Chumbo:

@BiUK: I can see that. Funnily, I found a 1980 BBC Sir Henry at Rawlinson's End on YouTube, and Viv's language featured prominently through-out. Almost too dense to take in.
Avatar 9:30am Trouble:

sadly @andrew c it is not...
Avatar 9:33am chromaphone:

Lovin the demented XMas synth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Station Manager Ken occasionally plays a spoof of the moon landing by Evolution Control Committee.
Avatar 9:35am Brian in UK:

Sem Have you seen this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am sphere:

hello peops. :)
Avatar 9:41am Sem Chumbo:

Not until this moment, BiUK. I thank you for a most excellent gift.
  9:49am kevlicki:

Trouble, I went to a secret DIY performance in an old cement mine, in honor of the solstice, up in Kingston!
Was really amazing, first the total darkness we walked through, then the lanterns that were lit that had our resolutions on them and set adrift on the water filled tunnels.
It feels important to create our own customs
Avatar 9:51am Chris from DC:

Hey hey
Avatar 9:51am Trouble:

that sounds so perfect @kevlicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am melinda:

hello Trouble and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Webhamster Henry:

That sounds like my good ol' Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, not Kingston. We do lots of events in there! centuryhouse.org . I'm their webhamster and on the board.
  9:53am emily:

i'm putting in my final grades. Am so loving hearing this version of Wishing on a Star. makes me crazy sad and happy at the same time. maybe just crazy.
Avatar 10:00am Trouble:

cray cray is the new sane @emily
Avatar 10:00am Trouble:

of course you would be involved in something fabulous like that@webmaster henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Greg from ZONE 5:

This song makes it sound so easy!
  10:06am Peter:

Checkin in, Happy Wintertime from the West Coast Trouble and Troublistas!
Avatar 10:08am Trouble:

god jul peter!
Avatar 10:09am Whosondephone:

Quite electronic arts.
Avatar 10:09am βrian:

@sem: I have a copy of that Sir Henry. It's really entertaining.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am melinda:

@henry: wow! That would be a cool place to visit.
Avatar 10:12am βrian:

Just got an egg delivery from the neighbors. Time for flan! Has anyone tried cardamom in the caramel?
Avatar 10:13am Sem Chumbo:

@ βrian:yes, Viv was so full of ideas, I am almost afraid to get started on that link BiUK sent, I might disappear for months on end :-D

Cardamon will work fine.
Avatar 10:13am Trouble:

i have never made flan @ brian. what is wrong with me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am Webhamster Henry:

I too am a not a little fan of Mr. Stanshell's. We pause now for this commercial message:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am annie:

hhmm, flan... i've never made it either. is that simlar to custard?
Avatar 10:16am glenn:

i don't know about caramel, but i put cardamom pods in oatmeal, as well as vanilla and cinnamon.
Avatar 10:17am glenn:

along with, that should be.
Avatar 10:17am FMthatguy:

Morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Passaic River Blues:

I love this song.
Avatar 10:17am βrian:

Yes, it's custard. I'm loco about cardamom. I often make a version of kheer with short-grain brown rice that has loads of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Webhamster Henry:

@Melinda: it's a little dangerous when it's iced over, but otherwise open, and it's the only publicly open mine of the dozens of former cement mines in Ulster County. It's an amazing space - I play music in there a lot, and the vast majority of it is under water.
  10:18am Listener Robert:

I don't know, Brian, but soon I'm going to attempt what Mother used to make for Grandpa & Grandma when they visited: baked rice pudding. I recently moved into a house w an electric oven, which is very easy to use. Previously all I'd had were gas ovens & electric broilers, and the only times I ever lit a gas oven were ~40 yrs. ago to broil with.
Avatar 10:18am Trouble:

2/3 of the way through swing time @passaic river blues: thank you!
Avatar 10:18am glenn:

i really like the indian rice pudding, with cardamom and lots of rose water.
Avatar 10:19am Chris from DC:

Glenn, seconded.
Avatar 10:19am Sem Chumbo:

Unhinged @ webmaster Henry. Pure, unadulterated Viv-idness.
  10:20am Listener Robert:

The first time I try, I'm going to use whole eggs, but if that succeeds then the next time I'll try separating them to make a meringue topping.
Avatar 10:20am βrian:

@LR: gas ovens have much improved, though I prefer electric.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am annie:

custard was one of the first desserts i learned to make, i must have been 12,13...love custard SO much!
Avatar 10:21am βrian:

I caught part of Liz B's Guadeloupe ambient tape. Really nice.
Avatar 10:23am βrian:

Trouble, perhaps you should do a recording of your hens.
Avatar 10:25am FMthatguy:

Oo, this song!
Avatar 10:25am Trouble:

@brian they can make a racket, after they have laid an egg especially. but usually they are super chill. they do coo at us when we come out to collect eggs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Passaic River Blues:

@Trouble: in all sincerity, my pleasure! Thank *you* for injecting aural loveliness into my otherwise invariably dreary Thursdays!
  10:27am BlackElkSpeaks:

I have nothing to say, and I'm saying it
Avatar 10:28am βrian:

Same for us. Our neighbors have their girls right near the fence, so we often wake to their cooing and soft clucking.
  10:29am briania:

Lovely mix this winter morning.
Avatar 10:33am Brian in UK:

When I lay an egg the whole world has to know that I have performed a miracle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice for me...reception on the WMFU/90.1 signal is excellent this morning.
Avatar 10:34am Brian in UK:

Does oatmeal = porridge. If so, I take mine straight. No salt.
Avatar 10:36am Brian in UK:

It is funny the number of people that think you need a cock/rooster to make hens lay.
Avatar 10:36am βrian:

@BUK: Can't porridge involve a variety of grains? Buckwheat porridge is a recent fav in our house.
Avatar 10:39am Brian in UK:

@βrian usually Oats plain and simple. Buckwheat flour for galettes or in Soba noodles
  10:43am mary:

love your show! and today really need it. At least Trouble is on the radio! Yay
Avatar 10:43am Whosondephone:

I thought that sounded like Prince.
  10:44am Joe McG:

It's OK to talk about Artist A, Trouble--that song was legally released on the "Planet Earth" album by You Know Who.
  10:46am Peter:

oooh Flan! Perfect complement to nochebuenas tamales !
Avatar 10:50am Trouble:

thanks mary! and thanks briania! and thanks joe mcgasko
  10:59am Peter:

I gotta get that Swinging Mlle's record! <3!
  11:01am kevlicki:

Webhamster Henry-this was a clandestine DIY performance. I've been passing the Snyder estate since I was a kid, still haven't been in there
Avatar 11:02am Trouble:

toady's artwork is by simon hantai, originally from hungary but resided in france until his death
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am joeray:

Listening while making soup and oatmeal cookies...great show, Trouble!!!
Avatar 11:07am Trouble:

merci joeray!
Avatar 11:09am βrian:

Yes, we make cookies out of porridge.
Avatar 11:14am glenn:

i do appreciates a good oatcake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Mick:

A brilliant and beautiful show Trouble! You're helping me celebrate my grandfather's 99th birthday today.
Avatar 11:18am Trouble:

merci and wow! that is outstanding @mick. happy day for you and him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Passaic River Blues:

Oh man, the solution to a needless and avoidable argument with a conservative co-worker is to devote myself exclusively to TMW right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am joeray:

@glenn:.. and I substitute raw honey for the granular and brown sugar!
Avatar 11:22am βrian:

@joeray: do you have to adjust for the liquid of the honey?
Avatar 11:23am glenn:

yeah, im avoiding sugar as much as possible, which pretty much eliminates any desserts from my life. about the only one i really miss is the pastei de nata.
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

In heaven there ain't no kheer, so I eat it while I'm here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am joeray:

@Brian: Yes! Approximately 3/4 of granulated sugar called for in a recipe and a slightly reduced cooking time to avoid over-browning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Mick:

Thanks Trouble! 'Wisdom of elders' and all.
Avatar 11:31am Sem Chumbo:

Grooving along w/ this one.
Avatar 11:32am northguineahills:

I had to avoid sugar for the last 15 years except for special occasions. For reasons unbeknownst to me, since I left Brooklyn, I can actually have an occasional desert w/o troubling my GI tract too much. Heck, I'm drinking coffee again as well.
Avatar 11:37am Brian in UK:

Trouble, been dipping in and out today. Time to rustle up some chili.
Have a cool Yule and lets hope for a peaceful 2017.
Avatar 11:40am Wild Neil:

PEACE all. Merry Christmas all! I am STILL out of work , but I am getting interviews...my next from a company that "has a lot of layoffs and management lacks direction" according to glass door...
Avatar 11:41am βrian:

Gonna try this NYT recipe for flan. Per usual, I'll reduce the sugar quite a bit.
Avatar 11:42am Trouble:

good luck to you @wildneil, better 2017 for you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Passaic River Blues:

Trouble is probably responsible for, like, 10% of Bobby Oroza's online sales. I know I downloaded from Juno the second time she aired this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am joeray:

@Brian: can't substitute the caramel in that recipe! Looks yummy!!!
Avatar 11:46am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks for this morning, Trouble. Vê-lo na próxima vez, desfrutar de umas férias tranquilas.
Avatar 11:48am Whosondephone:

What planet, is the bird lady on today?
Avatar 11:48am Trouble:

@passaic river blues: i'm going to use that as additional muscle to get some action out of stylart. like bobby here in the studio!
Avatar 11:49am Trouble:

de nada sem chumbo. thanks for sitting in all, far and wide! i will be here next thursday...
  11:51am davefromtoronto:

hey trouble, who did that cool artwork?
Avatar 11:52am northguineahills:

Pretty dreamy for the Silver Apples... pretty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Michael 98145:

nice ...
Avatar 11:55am βrian:

Say it with custard, folks. Thanks, Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Michael 98145:

thanks again, DJ Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Priscilla:

Thanks Trouble — happy holidays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Passaic River Blues:

Beautiful! Thank you, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Mick:

Happiest of Holidays Trouble and all Troubledours!
Avatar 11:58am βrian:

Charlie coming up on the Drummer Stream:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Artwork is Simon Hantaï. www.artnet.com...
  12:42pm davefromtoronto:

hey thanks ken! (if you see this)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm Passaic River Blues:

The Chrimbus opening half hour was thoughtful and brilliant.
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