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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 New Approx. start time
dean mcphee  the nightinghale   Options ornithology  devon folklore tapes vol v      *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
herman damen  magic   Options test sound compositions 8: stockholm 1971  Fylkingen        0:07:25 (Pop‑up)
lida husik  starburst 7   Options       7"    0:10:44 (Pop‑up)
Kraftwerk  computer love   Options computer world          0:16:28 (Pop‑up)
carl erdmann  devil worship   Options           0:23:15 (Pop‑up)
ruth  mabelle   Options polaroid/roman/photo          0:27:18 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and His Interplanetary Vocal Arkestra  1984   Options The Space Age Is Here To Stay  modern harmonic      *   0:31:08 (Pop‑up)
alice russell  twin peaks   Options to dust          0:41:11 (Pop‑up)
nightmares on wax  world inside feat andrew ashlong   Options ground floor  warp    Vinyl  *   0:45:27 (Pop‑up)
  theme to mary tyler moore           *   0:54:27 (Pop‑up)
arthur russell  the name of the next song   Options world of echo          0:55:53 (Pop‑up)
nelson patton  down south   Options along the way        *   1:03:51 (Pop‑up)
carole king  i feel the earth move   Options tapestry          1:08:17 (Pop‑up)
tim maia  sem voce   Options tim maia  vinilisssimo  1977    *   1:11:14 (Pop‑up)
alex chilton  Everyday as we grow Closer/funky national   Options free again : the "1970" sessions          1:15:13 (Pop‑up)
alain peters  la rosee si feuilles songes   Options rest la maloya  bongo joe/sofa        1:19:17 (Pop‑up)
pierce webb  the good lord giveth and the government taketh away   Options Plantation Gold: The Mad Genius of Shelby S. Singleton and Plantation/SSS Records 1967-1976          1:22:32 (Pop‑up)
Snooks Eaglin  rock island line   Options New Orleans Street Singer          1:25:13 (Pop‑up)
helen hall  something special   Options gals od the big "d" jamboree v/a          1:27:19 (Pop‑up)
los saicos  ana   Options Demolición! The Complete Recordings          1:29:16 (Pop‑up)
husker du  love is all around us   Options       7"    1:38:35 (Pop‑up)
ravioli me away  bijoux baby   Options living is a myth  upset the rthym      *   1:39:56 (Pop‑up)
delta 5   anticipation   Options Singles & Sessions 1979–81          1:43:38 (Pop‑up)
Peter Sarstedt  where do you go to (my lovely)   Options OST the darjeeling limited v/a          1:45:43 (Pop‑up)
fad gadget  saturday night special   Options           1:50:31 (Pop‑up)
blossom dearie  The Party's Over   Options sings comden and green          1:56:50 (Pop‑up)
france gall  pense a moi   Options           2:01:11 (Pop‑up)
amadou binta konte & tidiane thiam  kayraba   Options waande kadde  sahel sounds      *   2:07:01 (Pop‑up)
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions  suzanne   Options bavarian fruit bread          2:13:26 (Pop‑up)
servant sun  the final hours before dawn   Options cold harbour          2:18:41 (Pop‑up)
Mark Stewart + Maffia  don't you ever lay down your arms   Options learning to cope with cowardice          2:25:11 (Pop‑up)
big blood  satie (first gnossienne)   Options strange maine 1.20.07          2:30:10 (Pop‑up)
paul fernando  egoda gode   Options Sri Lanka: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music  akuphone      *   2:35:41 (Pop‑up)
M.I.A  bird song   Options aim  interscope      *   2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
annie anxiety  sad shadows   Options soul possession  dais  1983    *   2:42:38 (Pop‑up)
lee morse  i love you so ( i do)   Options Sweeping the Cobwebs: Selected Recordings, 1924-1930  asherah      *   2:52:04 (Pop‑up)
johnny hodges/rex stewart  things ain't what they used to be   Options things ain't what they used to be          2:54:42 (Pop‑up)
marcos valle  the answer   Options samba 68          2:58:35 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Dave in Vermont:

being with the hippie horde while waiting for the playlist to go up is is a bit disconcerting

happy to have some trouble today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am annie:

good morning all!
  9:08am sugarwolf:

Good morning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Passaic River Blues:

I need to get that Ornithology album, for reals.
Avatar 9:08am guy mauve:

Good Groundhog Day morning all....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Adrian in London:

Is this a live feed to a press conference from the White House? Good morning Trouble and good morning the Troubled. Let's face it, we're ALL Troubled these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Dave in Vermont:

Yes, and a most joyous Candlemas.
  9:10am Julia in Leipzig:

HA^ nice one
Avatar 9:10am Ernst Soup:

That's a very nice tree! What a shame the artist is not allowed into your country, Trouble. Commiserations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am annie:

i've been on a warbler binge
Avatar 9:12am rebuketodali:

Good morning to Trouble and all of the troubled out there!
  9:12am Mark R:

Trouble I'm so glad I'm able to catch your show finally--I happen to be on the West Coast this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Trouble:

good morning thursday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, all. Here's a funny I made up this morning:
Q - Why is Drumpf feuding with groundhogs?
A - Their fur looks so much better than his mangy hairdo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Trouble:

this morning's artists is Ibrahim El Salahi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Passaic River Blues:

@annie: I love warblers inordinately. Only guys I really ever see in the city are yellowthroats and northern parulas in the spring and fall, but they are fiendishly cute.
  9:19am Earth:

Love and Peace to all
Avatar 9:20am northguineahills:

Enjoying the art... stimulates my ocular cavities...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Bronwyn Bishop:

Good morning trouble and troublettes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Webhamster Henry:

I've always wanted to do an unplugged version of Computer Love and the other great tunes on this album!
Avatar 9:23am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sound Opinions had a great overview of the History - & Influence - of Krautrock : www.soundopinions.org...
...this episode also speaks of Drumpf's pick for the FCC who wants to end NetNeutrality - & so threatens Streams like FMU & independent creative producers.
- Good Morning Trouble.
Avatar 9:23am Ernst Soup:

OK Hyde Park. Here's an crappy English joke for you.
"Why does Donald Trump?"
"I give up. Tell me, why does Donald Trump"
"Because he eats too many beans."
Who says English satire is dead?
Avatar 9:24am northguineahills:

Do it Webhamster Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Bronwyn Bishop:

i am very tired of donald trump
Avatar 9:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a long, long time ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am melinda:

morning everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am annie:

hi melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am annie:

most of the music on fmu is lost on the ears of my housemates....headphones make the tunes better, anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Webhamster Henry:

These tracks remind me that there's this instrument called the Array Mbira which is like the Mbiras we all know, but with a lot more tines on them.
  9:33am Mark R:

I love the Sun Ra tracks where they actually play tunes!
  9:34am mb:

Finally pulled the trigger and ordered this Sun Ra album. Solid purchase i say.
  9:34am JakeGould:

Hello. Writing this from the Chestnut Tree Cafe. The food stinks but it keeps me happy.
Avatar 9:34am northguineahills:

It boggles my mind how every year there are volumes of Sun Ra still being unearthed that I haven't heard.
  9:37am Julia in Leipzig:

Under the chestnut tree,
I sold you and you sold me.
  9:37am Mark R:

I know, northguinea--I think he was basically recording practically every day. If he wasn't actually in a studio, the band was rehearsing in the basement of their house with the tape running.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Bronwyn Bishop:

sun ra seein into the future again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am melinda:

hi annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Mick:

A good morning to all the Troubleteers
  9:40am JakeGould:

Julia, I don't even know you anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Passaic River Blues:

Sun Ra the prophet. When Betsy DeVos hears about the resurgence of the popularity of "1984" she probably thinks everyone's talking about a new Reagan biopic. 1984: RISE OF THE REAGANAUTS.
Avatar 9:41am Sem Chumbo:

Hello and good morning, Trouble, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Tome:

no Ground Hog ,, but keeping my eye out my window for a curious possum,, great morning always and tunes Trouble !
Avatar 9:44am idamac:

We don't have Groundhogs in the UK :(
  9:44am JakeGould:

‪Punxsutawney Phil is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, I notice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Tome:

Hedgehog even...
Avatar 9:49am bobdoesthings:

good morning
Avatar 9:50am idamac:

We have hedgehogs :) :)
... and Theresa (with an 'h' ) May :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Trouble:

good morning bob, good to see you here. WFMU sends love
Avatar 9:52am bobdoesthings:

@trouble - thank you. <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Passaic River Blues:

@JG: You're killing me. He's basically parodizing himself now. "Crispus Attucks, tremendous guy, doing amazing things bringing attention to veterans."
Avatar 9:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ah - the HuskerDu version let me put some distance...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am MD:

Good Morning my Freeform friends!
Bit of advice....???
Go bags at the ready...no less than 1/2 tank of gas in the car at all times.
  10:00am JakeGould:

Winston Smith is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job that is being recognized more and more, I notice.
Avatar 10:01am cobradan:

You are killing it this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Lewis:

@Jake - right on... / well played!
  10:07am Santos L Halper:

@JakeG: my first thought was of the DKs artist, but yes, well played
Avatar 10:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...GeorgeOrwell - just jumping on our bandwagon to be popular - & - who I hear - one of the most overrated writers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Bronwyn Bishop:

  10:11am Polyus:

Nice drum work happening on that Nelson Patton track, wow.
Avatar 10:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you have to give our administration a chance - & I was only two when he wrote that: I'm being treated very unfairly, & I don't deserve it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Trouble:

merci cobradan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am Gordon FM:

Sem Vc! You rule, Trouble!
  10:14am emily:

Feeling really bad this morning. was out drinking coffee elsewhere then I turned on WFMU. Heard Carol King singing "I Heard the Earth Move". Don't know why this made me feel better. Maybe because you played it. It channeled me out of despair. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Brian C.:

in 4th grade my music teacher would wheel her cart into our classroom and play "I feel the Earth Move" EVERY week. For months on end, I swear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am upsetter5001:

Really love waking up With The Modern World. Thank you Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Trouble:

carole king is the balm we all need right now
  10:22am Sarah:

Desk dancing at work and I don't care.
  Swag For Life Member 10:24am BarbR:

@Sarah Me, too!
  10:25am JakeGould:

@Trouble: Thanks for the calm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am Ike:

@Jake@9:44 & 10:00, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Avatar 10:32am βrian:

Those little hirondelles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Ike:

Penultimate? Penultimate = next-to-last
Avatar 10:37am βrian:

Rhoda Morgenstern's beaded curtains!
  10:38am Marc15:

When the Mary Tyler Moore Show was renewed for a second season the producers wanted a new song because "Mary Richards" had made it
Avatar 10:38am Chris from DC:

Avatar 10:39am meredith:

  10:40am JakeGould:

Rhoda and Maude were awesome.
Avatar 10:41am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh that Rhoda. She's a loose cannon. Careful Mary.
...& don't forget Laura Petri...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Passaic River Blues:

Wow, this is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am brooklynbanzai:

From the NYT Obituary

The opening lines — “How will you make it on your own?/This world is awfully big, and girl, this time you’re all alone” — were revised to reflect the show’s optimism and devotion to its star:

“Who can turn the world on with her smile?/Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?”
Avatar 10:42am Cliff in Prague:

It makes me so happy to find out there's a band called Ravioli Me Away
Avatar 10:46am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 10:46am βrian:

As a kid, I was pleased to discover there was a Rue de Ravioli in Paris ...
  10:46am Sarah:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am annie:

i so love this song!!!
  10:50am oks:

Avatar 10:51am Rev. Turnip Druid:

among favorite fad gadgets. yay.
Avatar 10:51am Chris from DC:

Very underrated, Fad Gadget. Sad!
Avatar 10:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Latest 'Come to the Sunshine' spotlighting Peter Sarstedt, RIP : cometothesunshine.podomatic.com
Avatar 10:54am bobdoesthings:

clicky stars!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Very Faustian (the band, not the story)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am psysci:

fag dadget ftw
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Andrew Waterloo:

the FG did hit the spot.
Avatar 10:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

FadGadget - AGNFAB if ever. Bauhaus-ish?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am MikeG:

I bought the Blossom Dearie box set after hearing 1 song on the jukebox at Rudy's Bar & Grill. Go ahead. Mock me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Trouble:

is it the box with 6 classic albums? i have that! good choice and it was probably cheeeeeeep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Tome:

France !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am MikeG:

Avatar 11:06am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@MikeG: In comments to a Beatle-themed podcast (Blossom recorded a 'tribute' to John) - I contested them characterizing her as a 'Lounge Singer'. Excuse me - a notable Jazz Stylist...splitting hairs probably - so mock me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Tome:

Avatar 11:08am βrian:

C'est trop belle, la musique !
  11:08am Meg:

You should play that Urge Overkill song with the MTM theme....not sure what song exactly, but it's towards the end of Saturation
Avatar 11:11am Sem Chumbo:

Yes, indeed. Just the thing. Love this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Philthy woman:

Great show Trouble, really enjoying, thank you
Avatar 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Keep Hope (Sandoval) Alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am MikeG:

@Rev Rabbit: "Lounge Singer" has a tinge of seediness to it. "Jazz Stylist" is more suited for a person of BD's classiness.
Avatar 11:16am Rev. Turnip Druid:

the glockenspiel thing giving this Sandoval piece a Pearls Before Swine vibe. Dig.
Avatar 11:18am bobdoesthings:

had to look Hope Sandoval up.. knew I knew her voice from some other band. Mazzy Star! duh.
Avatar 11:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@MikeG: Zackly - tho' may be technically correct.
@RTD: Or 'Sunday Morning' VUs. I posit that the the VU's 3rd is the root of a whole Genre - Mazzy, CowboyJunkies &tc. ...Obvious Cohen ref too...
Avatar 11:20am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lee & Nancy are a tangent too - ah there's so much...Wow Hope - they *do* make 'em like that anymore...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Trouble:

merci, @tome.
  11:22am Polyus:

This piece is making me make whooshing sounds with my mouth here at work.
Avatar 11:24am Chris from DC:

Liking this a lot.
Avatar 11:27am Sem Chumbo:

Down a little rabbit hole looking into Tim Maia. Worth the trip. Obrigado, Trouble.

Micah might be interested in the cult music part of his career, now that I think of it.
Avatar 11:31am Chris from DC:

Big Blood!
Avatar 11:32am βrian:

Electric accordion?
Avatar 11:32am Sem Chumbo:

Getting some satie-sfaction.
Avatar 11:32am Rev. Turnip Druid:

th'BLOOD! Had no idea they did this bit o'gnossie!
Avatar 11:33am Erella:

So cool. I was just listening to my favourite version of this Satie piece earlier today. Must be something in the air. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Passaic River Blues:

Man, this has been some top-notch Trouble today.
Avatar 11:35am bobdoesthings:

@prBlues - Trouble is always top-notch (IMO)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Passaic River Blues:

@Bob: you are correct.
Avatar 11:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So kewl.
Avatar 11:40am βrian:

Now Trouble just *has* to segue from bird song to bird song.
Avatar 11:40am bobdoesthings:

segue or migrate?
Avatar 11:40am braveness23:

Digging the kazoo on this track!
Avatar 11:44am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Now *that* - is a Set.
Avatar 11:53am βrian:

FWIW, on the Drummer Stream, on the hour:

Underwater Theme Park with Meghan
  11:54am Brendan:

This is swell
Avatar 11:55am bobdoesthings:

Thanks trouble!
Avatar 11:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

2017 is the (widely recognized) Centennial of Jazz Recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Trouble:

thanks for sitting in this morning, and merci for all the kind words
  11:57am kevlicki:

Morning trouble and all. Good luck world.
Keep loving keep fighting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, Trouble!
Avatar 11:59am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Always a restorative time in the Museum of Modern Sonics, DJ Trouble.
Avatar 11:59am Sem Chumbo:

He said it all^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Adrian in London:

Thanks for a great show as usual, Trouble.
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