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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
allen ginsberg  reef mantra   Options         small excerpt    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
mike tamburo  hold on hold on hold on to me   Options Language of the Birds and Other Fantasies            0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
allen ginsberg   father death blues   Options the last word on first blues            0:08:21 (Pop‑up)
jean luc godard  fatale beaute   Options Histoire(s) du Cinema vol 2            0:11:44 (Pop‑up)
damia  les goelands   Options un souvenir            0:18:59 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  come sunday   Options hush n' thunder            0:21:46 (Pop‑up)
abbey lincoln  throw it all away   Options golden lady            0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
annelies monsere  are you going to leave me?   Options debris  morc tapes        *   0:30:54 (Pop‑up)
baden powell  pai   Options tristeza            0:41:03 (Pop‑up)
anita o'day  i want to sing a song   Options all the sad young men            0:46:52 (Pop‑up)
Roger Damawuzan   loxo nye   Options Togo Soul 70 (V/a)  hot casa        *   0:50:13 (Pop‑up)
can  red hot indians   Options landed            0:55:53 (Pop‑up)
thadeus nelson jr  Mr Moonlight   Options dance record  S.U.S. records    12"    *   1:02:02 (Pop‑up)
Alsarah and The Nubatones  ya watan   Options manara  Wonderwheel Recordings        *   1:09:16 (Pop‑up)
malcolm mooney  she brings the rain   Options malcolm mooney  the sound of white columns    12"    *   1:11:36 (Pop‑up)
Goldie & the Gingerbreads  walking in different circles   Options One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found v/a            1:15:17 (Pop‑up)
judy mowatt  emergency call   Options             1:17:43 (Pop‑up)
solange  cranes in the sky   Options a seat at the table          *   1:20:59 (Pop‑up)
blind alfred reed  why do you bob your hair girls   Options Appalachian Visionary            1:24:56 (Pop‑up)
federico aubele  las canciones   Options Panamericana            1:27:57 (Pop‑up)
electric johnny and his skyrockets  ave maria no morro   Options the story of...electric johnny & his skyrockets            1:31:19 (Pop‑up)
zoro & the zips  frankie and johnny   Options boppin by the bayou- drive ins and baby dolls  ace        *   1:44:31 (Pop‑up)
The Shacks  this strange effect   Options the shacks  big crown        *   1:45:31 (Pop‑up)
brigitte fontaine  eternelle   Options est...            1:48:33 (Pop‑up)
syrinx  melina's torch solo   Options Tumblers From The Vault (1970-1972)  RVNG intl        *   1:51:22 (Pop‑up)
father ted  father billy jam the spinmaster   Options God Told Me What Hip-Hop To Play (Put the needle on the record 2016 Marathon Mix)          *   2:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Spaceheads  pedalo power   Options laughing water  electric brass        *   2:01:23 (Pop‑up)
jose mauro  apocalipse   Options obnoxious  farout recordings  1970    re-issue  *   2:04:06 (Pop‑up)
batsumi  lishonile   Options Oulele: Another Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms v/a            2:07:35 (Pop‑up)
francois virot  blue void   Options marginal spots  born bad        *   2:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Lena Platonos  the beehive   Options sun masks  dark entries  1984      *   2:20:21 (Pop‑up)
rocks and waves song circle  II (We Trust In Defeat)   Options Songs I-IV  Bongo Joe/Sing a Song Fighter        *   2:30:22 (Pop‑up)
attilio mineo  welcome to tomorrow   Options man in space with sounds  modern harmonic  1959      *   2:36:56 (Pop‑up)
the new lines  a structure of repeated displacements   Options all that we see and seem            2:39:53 (Pop‑up)
nicole willis and the soul investigators  no one's gonna love you   Options keep reachin up'            2:43:30 (Pop‑up)
jones  bring me down   Options new skin          *   2:49:32 (Pop‑up)
antonio carlos & jocafi  hipnose   Options Mudei De Ideia (1971)  mr bongo        *   2:53:29 (Pop‑up)
eleventh commandment  the i reach satisfaction   Options Super Duper Love: Mainstream Hits & Rarities 1973–76 v/a          *   2:56:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:05am Listener Robert:

I snooze, I lose -- looks like I missed an Allen Ginsberg poem, unless "ginserg" is someone else.
Avatar 9:05am jamesie:

happy new year Troublites!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Trouble:

no listener robert! I played wrong song, so correct allen ginsburg will be up next. hellllll0 jamesie!! did you just go to russia? how was it? i was there in 1980:insane!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am annie:

good morning all! happy to be here..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Trouble:

good morning!!! this morning's art work is by jameson magrogan.
Avatar 9:10am the Canterbury wood-elf:

i love this Ginsberg piece! Thanks SO much, Trouble...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Brian in UK:

Hello Trouble. Beautiful crisp, sunny, cold day over here. Just about to walk the dog in the woods.
Had to cover the chickens last night.
Avatar 9:11am future transport:

death sucks ... where is science ? .. anyone feel like doing something about the problem ? or just salute the dead beatnic hippie .. hmmmm
Avatar 9:12am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Has anyone heard the recording of Patti Smith reading a Ginsberg poem about the death of his guru, accompanied by Phillip Glass on piano? It was some kind of Ginsberg tribute concert after *he* died...Patti almost broke down in tears, but powered through it, brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.
Avatar 9:13am jamesie:

I got mugged by 4 pickpockets on Nevisky Prospekt but caught them out and gave chase luckily nothing stolen, very beautiful cit St Petersburg. Lots of love to you family and listeners! XX
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Trouble:

wow! crazy@ jamesie! and send our warm hugs to your lovely brood
  9:20am sugarwolf:

Hello hello, another snowy morning during the Trouble hours...
  9:23am kevlicki:

Morning trouble and wfmu junkies
  9:26am Terry:

Might you have anything in mind for Marianne Faithful who rounds the corner on a grandly-numbered birthday today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Passaic River Blues:


Was just reading Zola [in light Mark Kurlansky English] on the PATH, ma tete dans les nuages. Still feel like I'm floating along.
Avatar 9:27am jamesie:

Brood is right! Shiona expecting a little bird in 5-6 weeks! exciting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Trouble:

how exciting@jamesie!!! is she knitting up a storm for the soon to be swaddled in knitted goods little one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Trouble:

good morning passaic river blues: finished swing time by zadie smith. feeling a little deflated as a result.
Avatar 9:34am bobdoesthings:

  9:37am melinda:

Morning all! I see I missed Father death blues, darn
Avatar 9:37am Bob G:

THis show has just hit all the right spots today! Thank you trouble, good luck and good health in the new year. and So long '16, you can let the door hit you on the ass on you way out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am annie:

together in heaven. deep love does that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Passaic River Blues:

@Trouble: I enjoy her voice and ST was not easy to categorize and to me deceptively inventive (didn't realize until I read a review that the Daryl in the novel is actually Daryl Pinckney barely fictionalized). But, yeah, the heartbreak is sharp and unending.
  9:42am melinda:

Light snow in Portland ME
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Webhamster Henry:

Pathetic, bordering on sympathetic snow here in Kingston, NY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Ken From Hyde Park:

Solar panel output just diminished to zero. Little more than a dusting so far here in the valley.
Avatar 9:42am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Bright and sunny in Canterbury too!
It feels somehow wrong to say so, but 2016 has been a great year for me, possibly the best one yet.
And as far as musician deaths go, let's not forget Paul Kantner and Signe Anderson of the Jefferson Airplane who died *on the same day* back in January.
  9:45am ?:

Trouble will find you no mater where you go, oh oh
No Matter if you're fast no matter if you're slow, oh oh
The eye of the storm and the cry in the morn, oh oh
Your fine for a while but then start to loose control

SHe's there in the dark
SHE's there in my heart
SHE waits in the winds
He's gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah trouble is a friend of mine. oh oh
Avatar 9:48am future transport:

  9:49am Hammockman:

Beautiful morning in the Lower Keys. Getting started with gong fu cha and your assistance. Good Day, E
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Passaic River Blues:

@Melinda: I'm going to spend NYE in Portland! Every time I visit I leave feeling like I want to pull up stakes and relocate to Munjoy Hill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am melinda:

PRB it's a nice town. Where do you live now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Tome:

nice to catch trouble in real time Season's Greetings to you one and all :) !
  9:53am ?:

cold but sunny in the netherlands. it is the end of the afternoon. sunset in roughly an hour....
good music helps to get me through the short days! thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Passaic River Blues:

Newark, NJ, which I also love, but Portland holds a special place in my heart. Greenhand Bookshop, Fore Street, weird "Italian" heroes at Amato's, chickadee t-shirts from Reny's...I look forward to going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Trouble:

i need to read a review, i like to do that after i read the book @passaic river blues
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am melinda:

I live off-peninsula but like to walk around Munjoy Hill sometimes. Greenhand is good, too. I like how you put quotation marks around "Italian", that was my reaction when I ate one of those (I think something about the Puritan heritage in northern New England did a number on the food here, though the 'foodie' trend has changed things).
Avatar 10:03am Sem Chumbo:

Hello, and good morning, Trouble, and all. Lovin' the spins, thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Trouble:

@melinda; i hail from puritan new england: RI. the italian food is pretty strong down there, but also very southern italy, and in many cases several generations removed from the country
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Trouble:

thanks for all the good vibes, thursday peeps!
  Swag For Life Member 10:08am tadpoles:

For those who knew his artwork in NYC in the '80's..another sad death of 2016:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Passaic River Blues:

Westbrook? ... I guess the quotation marks betray my preconceived notions of what constitutes an Italian hero, the most hyper-regional of culinary traditions. I'm not a foodie but, from experience, Portland's restaurants are dangerously good. I'm going to Scales on NYE. PUMPED.
  10:11am JakeGould:

@tadpoles: Thanks for that info. Was familiar with Michael Roman’s art but not the person.
Avatar 10:13am northguineahills:

Thanks tadpoles....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am melinda:

@Trouble: I think southern NE has a large enough Italian population that the cuisine retained its strength. There is an old Italian restaurant here that is supposed to be good, but man, the worst Italian food I had was in Barre, VT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am melinda:

@PRB: I live on the other side of Back Cove. Portland does have a lot of good restaurants, one of its claims to fame these days. Scales is a seafood place, right? I think I had some great chowder there when it was in a previous location. I have a lot of dietary restrictions these days so I'm not riding the foodie wave like i might be otherwise.
  10:24am Xt in JC:

Yaay, having a day off AND enjoying your show, like 2 holidays in 1!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Passaic River Blues:

The Back Cove is so cool! Years ago as a youngster, I remember hanging out one night at a bar on Forest Avenue. Scales is a locavore seafood joint by the Fore Street crew, or so I was told.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Trouble:

hellooooooo XT, so glad you are along for the ride. how did the napkins go over?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Webhamster Henry:

A precursor for "Caroline No"!
  10:28am Brendan:

Reference to Flappers in this song makes me think of Fitzgerald (Bernice?)
Avatar 10:29am Jeff:

Wow! I was not expecting to hear an Appalachian roots bluegrass screed against flappers and bobbed hair. Awesome.
Avatar 10:37am Jeff:

I'll get that bad keyboard fixed right away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Brian in UK:

In rhyming slang over here a skyrocket is pocket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am robin:

loving the show this am...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Passaic River Blues:

@tadpoles: Thank you for the Roman article link.
  10:45am Xt in JC:

I thought Blind Alfred was saying YOUR hair (as in all women's hair) belongs to men, in which case i was about to run out for a fresh bob immediately! Thank you, the napkins have been well-received!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I remember 'recommend' as 'I commend this twice'.

The `don't bob your hair' thing was ostensibly about 1st Corinthians 11:15's stating that long hair were a gift from G-d as a covering, but really about rejecting the modern world c.1925. I once got a school notebook from Japan that read at each page's bottom 'This book is friend to bobbish girls', so I'm guessing that 'bobbish' meaning 'modern' or 'hep' entered Japanese—or at least a Japanese-English dictionary someone used in 1980—in the 1920s, when Japan was rapidly modernising, including flirting with liberality and democracy (but ending-up reactionary-fascist, which loads of people seem to basically prefer).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am MD:

Good Morning My Fellow students at this FM University. How are We today...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Trouble:

thanks and wow! (murakami whywolf))) that's very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am MD:

@ (Murakami Whywolf))):...Enjoyed your post...Thanks!
As I said above...FM University.... ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Pardon if I verge or worse on mansplaining…maybe I'm safer because I risk doing it to _everyone_.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Trouble:

hello robin dearie!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Passaic River Blues:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am MD:

Oh surly Ted you don't believe in that whole immaculate conception thing...now do you!?!?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Passaic River Blues:

Sampling the acme of Irish situational comedy is a smart move, Spaceheads. "DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING" with a picture of Sister Assumpta would be an excellent poster for the Women's March on Washington.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am (Murakami Whywolf))):

@Brian in UK: Ever heard a sketch in which is interviewed 'the man who makes-up all the rhyming slang', who of course is Eton-and-Magdelene with a cut-glass accent, his family having got rich off the patent over a century ago?

UKIP—>rubbish tip—>rubbish
nonsense—>Boris Johnson's—>Boris
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Passaic River Blues:

OOPS, did not see tracklist. That was just straight up Father Ted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am upsetter5001:

Anything that sounds like Marcos Valle is alright by me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Trouble:

i love father ted, that show is sooooo crazy and sassy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am melinda:

I like the batsumi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am MD:

My Lovely Horse! Euro Song contest show was my first episode! They were so great! The Actor who is Dugal does great stand-up Also!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Brian in UK:

@(Murakami Whywolf))) Cannot say that I know it. Will keep my mince pies open though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Passaic River Blues:

I found a "Father Ted" bootleg in a deli under the 7 train in Woodside many years ago and felt like the golden ray of providence had fallen on me. A Father Jack lives in us all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am upsetter5001:

  11:29am Bill W:

You are correct, Trouble... My solo trip to London will be paid off by living in a cave for the next 6 months.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am MD:

Sadly The Actor who played Father Ted died of a Cocaine overdose...we will never see him again..."Oh the Drink and the Drugs!"
  11:31am Jack:

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Brian in UK:

Georges Simenon forever.

Getting back into Fyodor Dostoyeffsky.
  11:33am ans:

best read this year:
Villa and Zapata: a biograpy of the mexican revolution
by Frank Mc Lynn
reads like a cowboy movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Passaic River Blues:

Magda Szabo: The Door
Octavia Butler: Wild Seed
J.G. Farrell: Troubles
Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad
  11:36am ans:

and best reread:
the works of ryszard kapuscinski
  11:36am Bill W:

I read a bunch of Philip K Dick stories, James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son" (still tragically timeless) and a few WW2-era crime novels by women, like "In a Lonely Place" and "Laura."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am annie:

just digging into "Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch" for the secoind time and then Tolsoy's biography for the first..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am annie:

sorry to slack in the commenting, i've been pretty distracted due to a pet-sit of 2 huge dogs and 3 wily cats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am melinda:

I liked M Train by Patti Smith.
Avatar 11:40am steve:

Hold On To Your Dreams by Tim Lawrence. i'm just amazed there exists such an exhaustively researched bio of Arthur Russell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Devin B.:

Favorite reads this year:
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
Ill Fares the Land, Tony Judt
Zero K, Don DeLillo
Closely Watched Trains & Too Loud A Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal
  11:41am I'm from Texas:

I've been rereading Sartre. But also Thomas Frank's Listen Liberal and Hannah Arendt's The Origin of Totalitarianism.
  11:41am karen eliot:

Good afternoon. Enjoying this show! I'm reading 'The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am melinda:

@steve: that sounds good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am upsetter5001:

Just reread Raymond Carvers short stories Where I'm Calling From and JG Ballard "High Rise". Reading The Wordy Shipmates by Sara Vowell. It's all over the place but I enjoy her voice and can hear it while reading.
Avatar 11:42am Sem Chumbo:

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance;
Margaret Atwood, Surfacing;
Roberts' biography of Napoleon;
and for the 3rd time tin 2 years, Infinite Jest, DF Wallace
Avatar 11:42am cosmic matrix:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am melinda:

I just started I'm Your Man, the L Cohen bio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Brian in UK:

@Sem is it true he was just called Bonaparte until the Napoleon addition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Passaic River Blues:

@steve: I have Lawrence's "Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor", definitely looking forward to it. The Russell bio sounds amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am robin:

@upsetter5001 she actually reads the audiobook. it's unabridged. you don't have to imagine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am annie:

if anyone of you love character studies, Carol Shields is fantastic, especially her short stories. and paul bowles and patrick white are at the top of my faves list
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am upsetter5001:

@robin that sounds like a good night in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Brian in UK:

Trouble. Great show as ever. Keep it coming in 2017. Just starting to get the hang of 21st century years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am robin:

@upsetter5001 i listened to it in the car. that one and the one on the puritans are my faves of hers, they won me over, bc before listening to them, i found her incredibly annoying
  11:47am ans:

young stalin by simon sebag montefiori
Avatar 11:47am steve:

PRB - i read that also and would recommend it... it may have been my second fav book this year! though Lawrence's best is probably still Love Saves The Day.
Avatar 11:53am Sem Chumbo:

@Brian: two sides, at least, to that story. The haters referred to his Corsican surname as a slur (not a Frenchman at all!); it was common practice across Europe for hundreds of years to call the Monarch by their first name: Henry the 8th, Louis the Sixteenth, etc., so Napoleon got the same treatment.
  11:56am rw:

Thank you DJ Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am melinda:

Nice show, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Trouble:

thanks for all these awesome titles! merci and good cheer to the new year! in the words of donna summer we will survive!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy New Year, Trouble and all1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Passaic River Blues:

Closing the set and the year STRONG! Thank you, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm (Murakami Whywolf))):

"Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits"
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