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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 New Approx. start time
cearley & dwinell  real ambience   Options fake time  in poly sons    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
julie london  lonely girl   Options lonely girl        0:04:45 (Pop‑up)
annea lockwood  disc 2 track 4   Options a sound map of the danube        0:09:27 (Pop‑up)
citizen electrical  12:22   Options archive spinoffs  gertrude tapes    *   0:16:33 (Pop‑up)
kenji endo  curry rice   Options Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973        0:29:27 (Pop‑up)
carla bozulich  sha sha   Options quieter  constellation    *   0:30:48 (Pop‑up)
Angélique Kidjo  the overload   Options remain in light  kravenworks    *   0:42:52 (Pop‑up)
Dusty Springfield  breakfast in bed   Options Cover me the eddie hilton songbook  ace    *   0:45:46 (Pop‑up)
Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo  9/madam consul general of madras   Options cochin moon  Light in the Attic    *   0:48:37 (Pop‑up)
l'eclair  l'arrivee au port de lagos   Options polymood  beyond beyond is beyond    *   0:52:22 (Pop‑up)
luiz melodia  baby rose   Options Maravilhas Contemporaneas  munster  1976/2019  *   0:58:48 (Pop‑up)
joe harriot  out of nowhere   Options killer joe        1:06:39 (Pop‑up)
shannon shaw  freddies n' teddies   Options In Nashville  easy eye sound    *   1:09:20 (Pop‑up)
Maxxxbass  untitled 5   Options gone fishing  long island electrical systems    *   1:13:31 (Pop‑up)
gunnar haslam  kunqiu rises   Options lebesgue measures  long island electrical systems    *   1:18:02 (Pop‑up)
bernice  he's the moon   Options puff: in the air without a shape        1:23:34 (Pop‑up)
klaus weiss  scoria   Options rhythm & sounds  trunk    *   1:26:33 (Pop‑up)
vanessa da mata  fotographia   Options vanessa da mata canta tom joabim        1:32:04 (Pop‑up)
prefab sprout  canrnival 2000   Options jordan: the comeback        1:33:44 (Pop‑up)
janet kay  silly games   Options crazy for good reggae        1:37:35 (Pop‑up)
orchestra baobob  caravana   Options tribute to ndiouga dieng        1:41:17 (Pop‑up)
zebu!  my last affair   Options owsley  feeding tube    *   1:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Llyod Cole and the commotions  speedboat   Options         1:47:35 (Pop‑up)
camera obscura  eighties fan   Options biggest bluest hi-fi        1:51:27 (Pop‑up)
sharon van etten  no one's easy to love   Options remind me tomorrow      *   1:55:51 (Pop‑up)
oumou sangare  mogoya bastien d remix   Options         2:05:13 (Pop‑up)
maria rita  veja bem meu bem   Options         2:09:10 (Pop‑up)
jamila woods  holy   Options HEAVN        2:11:52 (Pop‑up)
brown sugar  our reggae music   Options I'm In Love With a Dreadlocks: Brown Sugar and the Birth of Lovers Rock 1977-80        2:16:06 (Pop‑up)
Abelardo Barroso con la Orquesta Sensación  el manisero   Options cha cha cha        2:20:46 (Pop‑up)
austin mc coy  happy day pt 1   Options mellow cats 'n' kittens v/a        2:23:49 (Pop‑up)
the sensory illusions  tango dreams   Options the sensory illusions  karaoke kalk    *   2:27:01 (Pop‑up)
willie hightower  tired of losing you   Options out of the blue  ace/soul trax      2:30:49 (Pop‑up)
julia holter  underneath the moon   Options aviary  domino    *   2:38:46 (Pop‑up)
me and the bees  the past is back   Options menos mal  la castanya    *   2:45:59 (Pop‑up)
long distance poison  sol umbra   Options astro topoi  deep distance    *   2:46:37 (Pop‑up)
vetiver  down from above   Options tight knit        2:54:03 (Pop‑up)
edith piaf  la chanson de catherine   Options paris blues the french realist singers 1926-1958 v/a        2:56:33 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Trouble:

good morning thursday people! Happy Birthday to artist Ruth Asawa, born today in Norwalk CA, 1926
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am G:

Avatar 9:00am bobdoesthings:

good morning!
Avatar 9:01am jdaFromCologne:

morning trouble… long time no hear…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am Henry in Hopatcong:

Avalanche says hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am sphere:

hullo hullo!
  9:02am John from Florham Park:

Morning trouble going to try and stay out of trouble today(G)
Avatar 9:03am Itzall Ablurr:

Good morning all!
Avatar 👻 9:04am TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Trouble:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am MD:

Good Morning World! Dig that artists work! My Wife and I saw some of her pieces last year in Chelsea...
Fantastic!!! Freeform Militia!1
  9:05am Lane:

Good morning from Eugene, Oregon!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:06am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Lane from Lane County, eh? Howdy from San Juan County in the Salish Sea. Happy birthday, Ruth Asawa!
Avatar 9:07am Sem:

Hello, and good morning, Trouble, and all living in the Modern World, for good or ill.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, worldwide Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am The Oscar:

All these birds-- is the French guy okay??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

morning Trouble and friends!
Avatar 9:11am bobdoesthings:

french guy gave up...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

yay Ruth Asawa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Trouble:

a little info about ruth asawa hyperallergic.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am pantz:

What's that French lady speaking Russian for?
  9:15am slawooy:

its serbian
Avatar 9:16am ben abs:

Afternoon Trouble and Modern folk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Webhamster Henry:

I heard the water and thought of Annea Lockwood, and there she was!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

I feel like I'm coral reef diving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Trouble:

annea lockwood visited wfmu a few years back and we talked about her show upstate at caramoor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Adrian in London:

Hi Trouble. I listened to last week's show yesterday. Yes, Normal People was good and all that but people are going crazy over it. It even got long-listed for the Booker. I enjoyed it but…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Trouble:

i agree adrian, not sure what all the superb hubub is about.
  9:29am JakeGould:

Thanks for the Ruth Asawa, Trouble.
Avatar 👻 9:29am TDK60:

Normal People? Not familiar (nor am I familiar when it's small 'n' and 'p'.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am steveo:

hi .. i like today's playlist color. and the last song and also green beans, but not from a can
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am melinda:

I forgot who mentioned the film Shoplifters during a previous show but I'm going to a matinee tomorrow, looking forward to it.
Avatar 👻 9:34am TDK60:

Carla B. Got to see her and band in a rekkid store gig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am melinda:

I like this sha sha, sounds different than what I've heard from her before though I like that too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Webhamster Henry:

Today's French Birdcall record is very instructive!
Avatar 9:38am Papayo:

Carla bozulich. Nice discover!
Avatar 9:38am mb:

Good morning DJ Trouble. Enjoying this Jersey rain because it is not snow.
Avatar 👻 9:41am TDK60:

Mom! On the radio?!
  9:42am elwyn:

I used to do fencing (the sport). I made some great friends from it. but using shared gear was so stinky.
Avatar 9:43am Roberto:

That sounds like a typical teenage mind to me. How often have you gotten "hey mom, I need all these supplies for school tomorrow" at 9pm the night before?
  9:43am peter in SEA:

Happy Birthday Ruth Asawa family! Great photo, Trouble. Bon jour troubled folk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Trouble:

@tdk60, it's not like i blogged about it...
Avatar 9:43am shake'nblue:

mornin' modern world and its troubled peeps
Avatar 👻 9:44am TDK60:

hee, Trouble. // Got to see Angelique K. perform "Remain" at an outdoor concert last summer.
Avatar 9:45am Dances with Moomins:

Hi Trub belle and all the Modernists, snow each day now, Moomis still hibernatin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Trouble:

true @ roberto, true
  9:47am JakeGould:

@Roberto: Adults are often that bad as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am The Oscar:

One of the worst things about having spent several years working in a record store is it's possible to develop favorite albums without actually ever owning them. I'm realizing now that I've never had a copy of Dusty in Memphis, and that needs to change IMMEDIATELY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am frozen_peas:

oooh, this is good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am MD:

RIP....Oliver Mtukudzi...
  9:55am sinner:

Ahhh, yes. Needed a song to dance to this morning.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:55am Granny Spicy Tuna:

This stream and the GTDR stream are overlapping in a lovely way right now. Yes, i am listening to both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am The Oscar:

Jonas Mekas too, as long as we're RIPing. What a giant.
  9:57am JakeGould:

Yup, R.I.P. Jonas Mekas. Here is “Williamsburg Brooklyn During the Golden Age Before the Emergence of Artists’ Utopia”: Very cool footage of the Lithuanian parts of Williamsburg in the 1950s and then a return in the 1970s. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Trouble:

good morning: dances with moomins. sounds cool@tdk60
  9:59am Larry from Westwood and now Chicago:

Greetings from Milano, glisteners!
  10:01am solhnyc:

Great jams...
Avatar 10:02am βrian:

Powder gray skies over the isthmus today. We have about 16 inches of snow cover and are looking at a night time low of -11 (-24C) tomorrow night.

Ergo we need this music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Trouble:

obrigada@ solhnyc
  10:03am JakeGould:

@βrian: Ahh, good old midwestern “freeze your face off” weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am steveo:

the cans can?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am MD:

Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:05am Granny Spicy Tuna:

JakeGould thanks for that Jonas Mekas link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am zpulpa:

Tuning in late and bit soggy, but I made it! Hello friends!
Avatar 👻 10:09am oshiwoshi:

Work cancelled due to snow - I get to listen in real time - yahoo!
Avatar 10:12am slugluv1313:

@ oshiwoshi -- YAY!!!!!!!
good morning, Trouble and everyone!
Avatar 10:14am slugluv1313:

@ JakeGould -- yes, thank-you!
just found out about Mr. Mekas last night -- i know he was "older," but still -- totally heartbroken
Avatar 10:14am βrian:

We had a school snow day yesterday. My neighbor's workplace calls snow days whenever the schools do, so parents can be home with their kids.
Avatar 10:17am slugluv1313:

@ ßrian -- NICE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Adrian in London:

It was snowing in Glasgow the other day. In my office in London, 400 miles away, I suggested that we go home early "just in case". It was a non-starter, sadly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Hughie Considine:

This ethereality leavened by earthiness is why I am a fan of this fine show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Trouble:

great article about one of my fave writers: www.newyorker.com...
Avatar 👻 10:34am TDK60:

missed most of last set, in bathroom installing new toilet seat.
Avatar 10:35am Itzall Ablurr:

Wow, that one (Vanessa da Mata) was Sooooo smooth 'n silky- makes me want a cocktail (too early?) and a velvet chaise lounge.
Avatar 10:35am Papayo:

Prefab Sprout magic!
Avatar 10:36am Rob Gee:

love the Prefab
Avatar 10:37am Sem:

Trouble, I see Condé Nast is putting all its holdings behind a paywall starting in February, I think. So, no more freebies :-(
Avatar 10:38am Sem:

Should mention that the New Yorker is one of its holdings.
Avatar 10:38am βrian:

Speaking of, we have a new prefab kid in our home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Trouble:

wow@sem. that stinks. i have a subscription, but that means i'll have to sign in constantly. the nytimes makes me sign into look at a recipe. probably just so they can tell their advertisers the number of eyeballs on their sight. ugh
Avatar 👻 10:42am TDK60:

Adrian ..rain today in NYC; hardly any snow here this winter, so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Trouble:

new baby at home@brian? or a new batch of sprouts? either way, sounds good! one is more work than the other...
  10:43am JakeGould:

@Sem: That is horrible and stupid. The reality is only the New York Times has succeeded at a paywall business model, and they are a news organization. Culture and art publications attempting the paywall model have consistently failed. www.wsj.com...
  10:44am Mike Wolf:

Trouble, Sem — didjall see the recent story about the real impossibility of tracking eyeballs for advertisers? All their numbers are basically made up.
Avatar 10:44am Sem:

Before it was on-line savvy, you could deep link to the archives and roams around there forever. Got to read most of Cheevers (my short story idol at one point) that way.
The story was on the ADWEEK rss feed, as of yesterday. Check it out, JakeGould. Seems like CN thinks it is a good idea, revenue-wise
  10:44am JakeGould:

It also shows how weak the web advertising model is nowadays if even Condé Nast is facing a decision like this.
Avatar 10:44am βrian:

A five-year old girl. Not the adventure we expected, but the one we got. Very charming so far, I must say.
Avatar 10:45am Sem:

@Mike Wolf: yep, the scales are falling away from advertisers' eyes.
  10:46am JakeGould:

@Sem: “Seems like CN thinks it is a good idea, revenue-wise.” Well, I used to work in publishing (magazine) for a while, and every delusional publisher I have met, talked to or dealt with is obsessed with paywalls. They sink tons of money into it, convinced they have the right “DRM” model and then it always fails. Always.
  10:47am JakeGould:

@MikeWolf: Well, it’s not that the numbers are “made up” as much as social media has replaced the role “The Internet” once had. If you think people are searching for your specific content in 2019, that’s no longer how it works. Search engines are irrelevant because non-social media sites are becoming obsolete.
  10:47am Mike Wolf:

Lloyd Cole’s songs tend to seem like the right song at the right time, every time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Trouble:

wow@brian! sounds wonderful!good on you!
Avatar 10:48am Sem:

Beats me, JakeGould, how old-model businesses want to keep everything the same when everything is different. We'll see what readers do, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Trouble:

thanks! @hughie considine
Avatar 👻 10:53am meredith:

<3 Carey Lander
Avatar 👻 10:53am TDK60:

For once, good news! West Sider (NYC) used bookstore was about to close due to low funds. I stopped in yesterday to ask about; they did a fund drive and will remain open. Please frequent indie bookshops, folks! (They also run a nearby used record shop.)
Avatar 👻 10:56am TDK60:

Jake: Guess I'm lost in the past, as I'm non-"social," hee..
  10:56am JakeGould:

@TDK60: Heartfelt thoughts, but honestly even the Strand is not making money off of selling books. The Bass family that runs the Strand owns the building and they don’t turn a profit on the bookstore anymore. The office space on the upper floors pays the bills.

The reality is pretty much any old-media store that doesn’t have an amazing deal on rent or location is really just a hobby business at this point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Trouble:

that is good news @tdk60. here is some more on a book note: www.nytimes.com...
Avatar 10:57am Sem:

@TDK: I was following that in the Westside Rag. Neighbourhood folks ponied up the dough, a rare feelgood story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Trouble:

also a great article about the magic of sharon van etten
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Passaic River Blues:

O! wondrous Sharon! Also, thank you for the links to the Adichie and Van Etten profiles, Trouble.
  11:04am Lucky:

@JakeGould While I don't disagree with your point, that "reality" is not necessarily true outside of NYC. Or perhaps, I would just change what you said to: "The reality is pretty much that any old-media store that has to pay the all too common overinflated rent is really just a hobby business at this point."
  11:06am Greg R.:

This Lindsay Zoldas Sharnon Van article on #theringer talks about how Sharon wakes up to Clay's Wake n Bake every day. Nice FMU shout out. (Lindsay's recent piece on Astral Weeks was great, worth finding).

Avatar 👻 11:08am TDK60:

West Sider bookstore is on Broadway between 80th & 81st; rekkid shop on 72nd just west of B'Way; bookstore has a shelf of LPs too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Trouble:

you are welcome @prb
Avatar 11:10am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I remember the Strand Bookstore: miles of books!
  11:10am peter in SEA:

Muito obrigado a voce, DJ Problema!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Trouble:

@peter how do i pronounce her name? maria heeeta?
Avatar 11:15am Itzall Ablurr:

@Lucky, I had the same thought and sadly, it's probably a fact in NYC, happily not so where I live. There are (at least) a dozen great, brick 'n mortar bookstores to enjoy and from the looks of them, they are NOT just doing it for "the fun of it". So I guess that makes ME lucky, too!
  11:16am John from Florham Park:

@greg nice article just read it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Trouble:

another great profile from this week's new yorker. i need to read some marlon james www.newyorker.com...
Avatar 👻 11:16am TDK60:

Just looked at Strand site: they have a petition to *not* be a landmark. Haven't really read into it yet. docs.google.com...
  11:16am Ven:

This is a perfect mix for the weather today djT.
Avatar 11:17am Itzall Ablurr:

Add to that, we can boast of having one of the country's premier independent book festivals, which is, year after year, amazing.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:17am Passaic River Blues:

@Greg R.: Thank you for the link to that Van Etten profile. The bit about WFMU and her son is lovely:

"They've [Sharon et fil] settled into a morning routine. 'The first thing that we say when we wake up is, 'Do you wanna listen to music?'" Usually, he will nod, and Van Etten will switch on WFMU; mother and son are particularly fond of the station's morning music-and-humor show Wake and Bake with Clay Pigeon. (If there were any doubt, Sharon Van Etten's child will have no trouble being cool.) 'I know when he likes stuff, because he'll tap his foot,' she says, clearly proud that Neil Young's 'Heart of Gold' recently earned the boy's stomp of approval. He also has a ukulele that he's learned to hold like a tiny guitar, although Van Etten laughs, 'The main thing is he likes detuning it. I don't know. Maybe he's going to be more avant-garde than I am.'"
Avatar 👻 11:18am TDK60:

Itzall: where?
  11:18am John from Florham Park:

@tdk60 speaking if independent book stores I found one at the short Hills mall called indigo, just like Barnes and noble, but only one store
  11:19am JakeGould:

@Lucky: In the outer boroughs of New York—places that once had great record and book stores—the rent is cheaper, but the reality is digital has killed local bookstores and record stores even in ethnic enclaves that once had a healthy business from the local community.

There is—for example—only one Italian record store left in Bensonhurst where dozens used to exist. Rent is not the whole problem. Lack of a market is the issue. I live in a predominantly Middle Eastern neighborhood that once—like 20 years ago—had tons of music stores selling CDs and cassettes from overseas. No longer the case.

I miss old media stores, but there is definitely a cult mentality around some old media stores staying afloat. Most record and book stores even in small towns do a bulk of their business selling online.
Avatar 11:19am Itzall Ablurr:

TDK60, are you sitting down? Decatur, GA. Yes, "the south".
Avatar 11:21am Papayo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am steveo:

my dad lives in eastern tennessee (my step mother is from there) and i'm always surprised when i remember that atlanta is further south than tennessee.
  11:22am John from Florham Park:

@jake I miss those kind of places too
  11:24am kevlicki:

Hey Trouble!
Heads up, interference archive is going to install a version of our music show “if a song could be freedom...” at CUNY Staten Island next month!
Avatar 11:25am Itzall Ablurr:

steveo, Yeah, well by about 100 miles anyway. Pretty close when you look at it as a car ride. My parents are there as well (Knoxville; a great place to "be from").
  11:25am JakeGould:

Oh… Austin McCoy is really good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am steveo:

great record - discogs says it might be on shellac
  11:27am Ven:

Skyline Books on 18th off 5th was the perfect book dessert after dipping into the bins at Academy Records across the street. Sadly they closed down a long time ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Trouble:

very cool @ kevlicki. i see you got a shout out in hyperallergic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am steveo:

@Itzall they live in a small town between knoxville & chattanooga. feels very "country". i like to visit there. there's this old time music place in a barn in a field that i want to go to some time...
Avatar 👻 11:28am TDK60:

..just like old things like bookstores. It's good if they can also do online sales to stay open in the present reality. I like a place where the employee isn't forced to smile and be nice. They can be grumpy! One reason among others. I'm cultish, and sentimental I know..
Avatar 👻 11:33am TDK60:

kevlicki: alright, a little subversion on S.I.
Avatar 11:34am Itzall Ablurr:

steveo, that sounds pretty great, you definitely should go. There's definitely a bit of a "time warp" effect in place in many areas of TN, for better and for worse. It's beautiful country, that's for sure.
  11:34am kevlicki:

Yeah! for the Gay Liberation Front event going on tonight. It’s programming for the current exhibition on Free University’s.
The next show is an Australian poster show of some pretty far out designs made in various collective print shops
  11:35am Ven:

My cat is attacking the birds in the speaker ...
  11:35am kevlicki:

Does anyone experience an error, when posting a comment on the comments board if you have a VPN going?
I keep on having to disconnect it to get my comments to go through
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am steveo:

@itzall i let my aunts scare my city-slicker butt out of it last time, but when i saw their brother (who plays banjo) he was like "oh yeah that is the place to go".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am melinda:

There's value to bricknmortar stores being around even if they're doing most of their business online because it means there's still a place for social encounters centered around the books or music.
  11:39am John from Florham Park:

@melinda there is nothing like being in a book store and people watching, enjying a cup of coffee and forgetting about the world for a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Trouble:

sometimes@kevlicki, commenters are blocked and then anyone with a vpn, if that commentor had a vpn, is sadly affected.
  11:39am John from Florham Park:

@kev I have a VPN and I have no problem
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:41am Granny Spicy Tuna:

my sweetie and i are always seeking out places to relax and socialize, surrounded by books. when we went to Kauai, we visited more branch libraries than beaches.
Avatar 11:42am Itzall Ablurr:

Haha. steveo, just show up with a jar of white liquor, you will make more friends than you can handle, I'm sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am steveo:

hahaha ok!
  11:42am JakeGould:

@melinda: So, I am going to use your comment to say… I do not disagree with the importance of brick and mortar stores as social spaces. But the reality is for the vast majority of people out there, that social space is not an option. That’s it!
  11:43am John from Florham Park:

@granny live libraries could spend all day in there
  11:44am JakeGould:

@kevlicki Lots of trolls are using VPNs and TOR to post nonsense on the playlists. Some of them very targeted and nasty comments. So WFMU has the ability to block VPNs in cases like that.
  11:44am Ven:

@GST love libraries!
  11:44am John from Florham Park:

@jakegould I agree with that statement, there are times when I just want to be alone listen to music have some coffee and hide from the world
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:44am Granny Spicy Tuna:

John from Florham Park— little Lopez Island's library is an award-winning public library that is one of the main social gathering places in this community. They had to build a "quiet room!"
  11:46am JakeGould:

FWIW, I support local cafes and coffee shops as much as I can because they are honestly the last common space people have.
  11:46am John from Florham Park:

@granny lots of libraries do that, where I used to live in Florida the library system down there had rooms like that
  11:47am Ven:

My local library was so happy that I moved into the neighborhood because their book checkouts went up 500%. Circulation numbers keep them "in business" too, unfortunately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Phillippe Bastille:

@kevlicki when I'm using a VPN (required by work when I am working remotely) I get blocked. I hop on the phone app for commenting.
  11:50am JakeGould:

@JohnfromFlorhamPark:Thanks! I also miss bowling alleys, miniature golf and even small amusement parks in local communities. I know some of that stuff still exists in some places, but in overall NYC there were far more options to just go out that weren’t just going to a bar and that’s it.

I wish Coney Island had miniature golf. But apparently that is not a draw anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am steveo:

there's an indoor mini golf in red hook, and an outdoor one at floyd bennett field
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am steveo:

there are bowling alleys in sunset park & bay ridge
Avatar 11:52am Sem:

Wonderful show, Trouble, and excellent foreign language pronunciation lessons to boot. See you and all next time, if the the fates allow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Michael 98145:

thank you again, DJ Trouble
Avatar 👻 11:52am TDK60:

..there are a few indie bookstores holding out in Brooklyn.
  11:53am JakeGould:

@steveo: You see! I knew someone would say that. Not the same. There used to be far more stuff like that closer to where people live. Red Hook is a pain to get to unless you live there.

And there is one bowling alley in Sunset Park and none in Bay Ridge anymore.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:53am Passaic River Blues:

@Steveo: you're Johnny-on-the-Spot for Brooknam Mini-Golf!
  11:53am John from Florham Park:

I miss those things too so I know where your coming from, and apology for last nights comment about politics, try to avoid the when I can.
  11:53am kevlicki:

Thanks for the explanations. Def not trying to troll anyone’s Thursday morning!
  11:54am Ven:

Yes, thanks Trouble! WFMU is such a gift.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Trouble:

thanks for listening and sitting in this morning. see you next week
Avatar 11:55am βrian:

Thanks, Trouble. This was lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am steveo:

@jake & I knew you wouldn't be satisfied by my answer :) (oh, i feel like my kid had a trip to the bay ridge one last year or so, that's too bad) @prb thanks, i think? my 8-y-o got obsessed with (the idea of) mini golf last summer
  11:55am JakeGould:

Thanks, Trouble!
  11:55am John from Florham Park:

@kevlicki have not seen too many trolls in this chat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am steveo:

thank you trouble; wonderful show. get home dry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Rich in Washington:

Today's show was dreamy, Trouble!
Avatar 11:56am Itzall Ablurr:

What he said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Rich in Washington:

What Ven said. It truly is. We are so fortunate to have WFMU and its DJs in our lives.
  11:57am JakeGould:

@steveo: The pool hall near me in Bay Ridge used to be a bowling alley back in the 1950s and now it’s for sale. I’m not asking for a cheat sheet but I am pointing out that the world has changed.

Also, the Middle Eastern population here in Bay Ridge LOVES Chuck E. Cheese. Funny right? But it’s a thing.
  11:57am John from Florham Park:

I second that Ben this station has help me adjust to life back in jersey
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:57am Passaic River Blues:

@Steveo: definitely a compliment. I don't know where anything is, anywhere.

@Trouble: Thank you for another TMW! And, so far, I am of the same mind about the Rooney. THANK YOU!
  11:57am John from Florham Park:

I mean ven
Avatar 👻 11:58am TDK60:

Thanks for the sounds DJ Trouble...and the ending with Piaf! Au revoir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Michael 98145:

ah -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Adrian in London:

Thanks Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am steveo:

@jake -- the thing i miss most are family-friendly restaurants, dropping like flies
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