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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 New Approx. start time
wojciech rusin  dance   Options the funnel  akashic records  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
blossom dearie  figure eight   Options school house rock      0:02:43 (Pop‑up)
meg baird  river song   Options dear companion      0:05:07 (Pop‑up)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  the look of love   Options The Love Songs of Burt Bacharach      0:08:01 (Pop‑up)
maxayn  Doing Nothing, Nothing Doing   Options maxayn  Vampi Soul  *   0:11:14 (Pop‑up)
cassius simon  tabou   Options Voulez-Vous Cha Cha? French Cha-Cha 1960-1964  born bad  *   0:16:31 (Pop‑up)
chet baker  there will never be another you   Options the best of chet baker sings      0:18:52 (Pop‑up)
zara mcfarlane  police and thieves   Options if you knew her      0:22:24 (Pop‑up)
mocky  sweet things   Options music save me ( one more time)      0:32:39 (Pop‑up)
the dynamics  move on up   Options version excursions      0:35:24 (Pop‑up)
archie shepp  attica blues   Options attica blues      0:41:25 (Pop‑up)
top digital  dechire kilot   Options Konpa xplosion live vol 1 (100% bon kompa)      0:47:17 (Pop‑up)
bamboo  diamond springs   Options daughters of the sky  Upset The Rhythm  *   0:53:04 (Pop‑up)
carol gonzales  sweet sensation   Options The Ladies At Joe Gibbs (V/A)      0:56:29 (Pop‑up)
michel mercure  beside herself   Options beside herself      1:00:25 (Pop‑up)
kamasi washington  street fighter mas   Options heaven and earth      1:09:07 (Pop‑up)
ofenback, lack of afro  party(feat wax and herbal T)   Options       1:13:49 (Pop‑up)
leonie pernet malik djoudi  butterfly remix   Options butterfly remixes      1:16:22 (Pop‑up)
Domenique Dumont  ono mambo haiku   Options miniatures du auto rhythm      1:20:20 (Pop‑up)
yatta  shine   Options Wahala  Ptp  *   1:22:50 (Pop‑up)
mira calix  just go along   Options utopia  warp  *   1:26:18 (Pop‑up)
mikey young  this...   Options you feelin me?  castle face  *   1:30:40 (Pop‑up)
skarbo skulekorps  kado   Options Skarbo Skulekorps  hubro  *   1:33:21 (Pop‑up)
letta mbulu  kukuchi   Options free soul      1:39:03 (Pop‑up)
halo maude  des bras ( andy votel remix)   Options       1:41:50 (Pop‑up)
tirzah  fine again   Options devotion      1:46:14 (Pop‑up)
kelsey lu  i'm not in love   Options blood      1:48:54 (Pop‑up)
helado negro  lentamente   Options Fragments du Monde Flottant v/a  bongo joe  *   2:03:23 (Pop‑up)
lonnie holley  how far is spaced out?   Options MITH      2:08:49 (Pop‑up)
grand blanc  degre zero   Options grand blanc ep      2:12:26 (Pop‑up)
laure briard  changer d'avis   Options un peu plus d'amours s'il vous plait      2:16:55 (Pop‑up)
L'Épée  On Dansait avec elle   Options Diabolique  A recordings  *   2:20:00 (Pop‑up)
jeanette  oye mama, oye papa   Options Jeanette: Spain's Silky-Voiced Songstress 1967-1983      2:23:25 (Pop‑up)
la costa brava  el cumpleanos de ronaldo   Options llamadas perdidas      2:26:22 (Pop‑up)
charlotte adigery  high lights   Options zandoli      2:35:22 (Pop‑up)
the lijadu sisters  bayi l'ense   Options mother africa      2:40:26 (Pop‑up)
sissi masila  salif   Options return to the mother's garden ( more funky sounds of female africa 1971-82)  africa seven  *   2:46:25 (Pop‑up)
the boswell sisters  if it ain't love   Options the boswell sisters 1932-34      2:51:22 (Pop‑up)
bridget st john  nice   Options thank you for...plus      2:53:34 (Pop‑up)
colleen  floating in the clearest sea   Options The Golden Morning Breaks      2:57:51 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey there
Avatar 9:03am Buddha of Suburbia:

Good morning! Lovely!
Avatar 9:04am Dances with Moomins:

Good Morning Ms Trouble and all the Moderns. Autumn is here ( here is Finland ) I hear your fellow Rhode Islander !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Webhamster Henry:

Hi Modernaires! I <heart> Blossom Dearie. TMBG also has a good figure 8 song.
Avatar 9:04am Davee:

Good morning. Sounds like I'm going to learn something this am.
Avatar 9:05am Lixiviated Life:

The stuff I learned from School House Rock is the only way I remeber my times tables.
Avatar 9:05am Buddha of Suburbia:

I remember hearing this on TV. It was like a solo cartoon piece with a little red headed girl skating. It's both sad sounding as well as educational at the same time.
Avatar 9:05am Buddha of Suburbia:

Hi ya LIX!
  9:07am adrian elaine in mpls:

always love to hear Meg Baird!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Webhamster Henry:

I can't do arithmetic unless I hear it in Bob Dorough's accent!
Avatar 9:07am Lixiviated Life:

Buddha - Nothing provoked more melancholy than sneaking in MATH between Saturday Morning Cartoons :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Trouble:

good morning imageless thursday morning.... still without a vision here on the playlist page
  9:08am Mike Wolf:

Just remembering how much this one Blossom Dearie tune/’toon influenced my sense of wonder about the world and life and future.

I don’t blame her in the least though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Webhamster Henry:

Trouble has some great October guests coming up! But America Wants To Know: When is Nina Katchadourian coming back?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Webhamster Henry:

@Mike that and Little 12 Toes!
  9:09am Listener Gregory:

Groovy beginning. Morning!
Avatar 9:09am Lixiviated Life:

Trouble - The visions haven't stopped since 1973.
(eyes opened or closed. doesn't matter)
  9:10am pp:

is that Herb Alpert's wife singing on the Brasil 66 tune?
Avatar 9:11am Lixiviated Life:

Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66.
Groooovey baby.
Avatar 9:11am Davee:

I can almost smell the incense
Avatar 9:12am Rocky Horror:

Trouble: How about a tribute to "International Talk Like a Pirate Day". It's today!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Phillippe Bastille:

I have the feeling today will be feeding my damn clicky-star addiction!
  9:17am pp:

Sergio with Herb and Lani Hall (maybe) in 2016 https://youtu.be/VG3JjsuD9Mo
Avatar 9:18am Buddha of Suburbia:

Lix, you're so clever.
  9:18am Third World Man:

this sounds like Trouble.
Avatar 9:21am meredith:

good morning from Durham, NC
Avatar 9:22am Snoochienucci:

this is great stuffs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am steveo:

Good morning everyone. There will probably be another me someday because I'm having my brain cryogenically frozen.
Avatar 9:24am Lixiviated Life:

Chet Baker.
One of my favorites.
Another life crushed under the weight of addiction.
The frailness of the man was revealed in his sound.
Avatar 9:25am Dances with Moomins:

The Clash interpreted !
  9:25am kevlicki:

Good morning Trouble and all!
Avatar 9:25am Snoochienucci:

this police and theifs is cool, me and my friend have been doing an "acoustic reggae" version of it. love songs like this that open people up to different stylings
Avatar 9:27am Lixiviated Life:

Buddha - That's sweet of you to say but I'm not clever at all, I just like to type a lot (and sometimes it even makes sense)
  9:28am prudy:

best cover ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am steveo:

is that bird imitating a human baby
Avatar 9:30am Buddha of Suburbia:

Deprecating too? @Lixiviated Life, now you're just flirting.
Avatar 9:30am Snoochienucci:

i cant get enough of these birds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am MD:

good morning freeform army!
  9:33am peter inSEA:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am steveo:

I'm sorry I missed that Meg Baird; I think Linda Ronstadt did a version of it with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. Still a week left to see the Ronstadt documentary at Film Forum. It was sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am steveo:

oh oops dear companion is the track i'm talking about, but you played a different one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am melinda:

Love Figure 8 but don't remember it from back then for some reason.
Avatar 9:36am Buddha of Suburbia:

Lix, that was a little droll of me... Apologies.
Avatar 9:36am Buddha of Suburbia:

Trouble it's been months since I've had a Thursday off. So nice to hear your marvelous show!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Trouble:

merci bien @peter in SEA, i wrote that on the cd lable for future non polish speakers.
  9:38am Dave from Brooklyn:

Thanks for the beautiful vibrations that thou dost deliiver to mine ears!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Trouble:

glad to have you aboard @buddha in suburbia, gracias
Avatar 9:41am Buddha of Suburbia:

Love your show! Always enjoy it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Passaic River Blues:

Love the synth work in this Haitian jam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am karlward:

I want to be 100% this song.
  9:56am Manana:

The first birds today sounded just like human babies. Slightly wrong human babies. Creepsy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Trouble:

no babies or birds or baby birds were hurt in the making of this radio show@manana
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Trouble:

de nada @dave in bklyn. thanks for tuning in
  10:02am jack t:

Michele Mercure live show at Roulette earlier this year was divine
  10:02am Listener Gregory:

Does anyone know what "The Ladies of Joe Gibbs" refers to? Not the NFL coach, I'm guessing... or does it??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am karlward:

Listener Gregory: I assume they mean en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 10:04am βrian:

I've arrived with the birds.
  10:06am Listener Gregory:

@karlward Yes, that looks right. Thanks! Of course, the coach Joe Gibbs had the motto, "Winners never quit; quitters will never be my singing ladies." That's what confused me.
Avatar 10:07am βrian:

What, you read print on paper??
Avatar 10:08am Lixiviated Life:

Trouble -
Is your son attending school in NJ or out of state?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Trouble and folks. The modern world I want to live in is the one filled with Greta Thunbergs.
  10:09am Sean from Iowa:

Well said Trouble.
  10:10am Dave from Brooklyn:

GREEN NEW DEAL. Renewable energy now!
Avatar 10:11am Dances with Moomins:

When we realize that all we buy (except food ) ends up in a dump, we start to buy less frivolously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am steveo:

is this smooth? i used to think I could never like smooth, but I was completely wrong.
  10:12am paul:

greetings from sunny London Trouble!XX
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Trouble:

bonjour @paul in london!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Ike:

Agreed, consumerism is not groovy.
  10:15am Barbara:

I think it every Thursday, just have to write it: I love your show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am queems:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Adrian in London:

Hang on a minute – it's Thursday again? Late, late, late
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am queems:

i really like this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Michele with One "L":

I love this track too
  10:21am Mike Wolf:

the words “butterfly remix” are calming and reassuring
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Trouble & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Trouble:

merci beaucoup@Barbara!
Avatar 10:23am Lixiviated Life:

@ Buddha -
Not to worry (mainly because I have no idea what "droll" means, so it's all good)
  10:27am Barbara:

Il n'y a pas de quoi, Mme Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am sphere:

hullo all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am sphere:

digging this Mira Calix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am PigeonsAndRust:

I liked your commentary on consumerism a great deal. I am listening to you as I pack up a truck with 50-100 year old electronics, hopefully to drive 175 miles and sell them to other people. Handling lots of used consumer goods gives an interesting perspective on the meanings of quality and utility. Some of this stuff is still quite useful and just about all of it is more durable than modern issue. But to what end? Eventually it all passes on. It's too easy in this situation to overlook the fact that it is essentially used junk which hopefully once served an important purpose for someone and gave him or her pleasure.

I collect old records, I drive an old truck and I have a beard. I sometimes wonder if I am a hipster. Yet I collect the records because I like them-- I drive the truck because it cost $600 five years ago. The Sansui receiver you are modulating was a garbage find years ago and gives good service. There is so much fat in the land that scavenging goods can give a satisfactory standard of living if one doesn't mind a little wear and tear.

I have mixed feelings: the waste that exists in the world saddens me a great deal. But if a lot more people became as frugal as I am, well, it would be a lot harder to do my gleaning.

I wonder if maybe my satisfaction with being frugal gives me a secret smugness: maybe doing things because I want to, and not because of the crowd puts me the most exclusive club, a club of one. Maybe it's the most hipster thing of all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Priscilla:

Event with my friend Neil Goldberg:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Priscilla:

Pricey but use the code ARTIST for $30 tickets.
  10:32am Third World Man:

Today is the first day it does not feel like Summer in North Florida.
  10:34am Manana:

Trouble, thank you for that no-harm guarantee. I love the bird sounds. Tried to make a field recording on my phone of a group swarming near the work parking lot the other day. The French dudes do it way better than me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Priscilla:

Talk like a pirate day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Trouble:

very cool to hear@ pigeons and rust: amen to that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Carmichael:

Heya Trouble and land lubbers.
Avatar 10:46am northguineahills:

wow, it's supposed to get down to 19C/66F tonight, the first mild night since early spring!
Avatar 10:46am thormagma:

@Third World Man: Same here in North Texas! The springtime of death finally cometh...
  10:47am Third World Man:

NGH did you download my shows? The service I use deletes them after a few days.
  10:48am Third World Man:

Thor: Where in N Texas?
  10:49am Third World Man:

Trouble, perfect soundtrack to the first day if Autumn. I live in FLA and we rarely see colors until November. I began noticing colors yesterday despite 90 ish temps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Carmichael:

The perfect pop song ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Webhamster Henry:

I approve of a I'm Not In Love cover.
Avatar 10:51am Lixiviated Life:

I am in Love with this rendition of I'm Not In Love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am sphere:

This is a good cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Adrian in London:

I'm seeing Kelsey Lu play London in a few weeks and am looking forward to it tremendously
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Webhamster Henry:

Yesterday I binge watched "RADIO UNNAMABLE" (Bob Fass & WBAI doc) and "SEX AND BROADCASTING" (WFMU doc). There are a few Trouble moments in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am steveo:

i want to be this song when i grow up (just because)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am steveo:

i saw trouble speak at the movie theater when i saw the fmu doc!
Avatar 10:58am βrian:

It's beautiful in Haute Provence this time of year. Lucky Bird Guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Phillippe Bastille:

Oh, you most definitely need to go head-to-head with Warwick. Loser agrees never to play their song again. We will do whatever we can so you win!
  11:03am Manana:

The Book of Face. Old Testament or the other one?
Avatar 11:04am northguineahills:

Trinis speak a mostly English patois, but there is a lot of French and Spanish patois thrown in due to their history.
Avatar 11:04am meredith:

*sigh* Trouble, you are responsible for my full on music-crush of helado negro! Thank you <3
Avatar 11:05am Buddha of Suburbia:

Been getting into Helado Negro lately. We're on the same "wavelength" Trouble.
Avatar 11:05am Buddha of Suburbia:

Hi again Philippe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am ɨkɛ:

There's no need to try to beat Matt Warwick because he's engaging in major fraud with a lot of fake users hitting clicky-stars, plus he shamelessly grovels for clicks every week. It's really a shame, his show is consistently 2 hours and 55 minutes of excellence and then one massive black spot of pathetic shame every week, but with clicky-star fraudulence to add insult to injury. Boycotting this fake race to the top is the only way to go. It's like valuing movies based on what gets the most box office returns... in China.
Avatar 11:07am beata:

This here, Fave part of my work week right here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Trouble:

@meredith: i am soooo happy to hear that. he is also a super wonderful human being!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Trouble:

happy to hear@beata, merci!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Trouble:

o ike, you be crazeee
  Swag For Life Member 11:10am austin:

Beautiful song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Webhamster Henry:

Lonnie Hollie - check, Blossom Dearie - check, now we just need Alice Coltrane and Nina Simone for the perfect Modern World show.
  11:11am raissa:

Love Lonnie! Thanks Trouble.
  11:12am prudy:

Ike, hope you don't develop high blood pressure over your distaste for Garbage man's provocations...
  11:12am prudy:

I'm in love with this MITH record...
Avatar 11:13am meredith:

@trouble. I heard him talk and play live on your show a while ago. He seemed super sweet. I hope he comes to my area! I missed the last time he was nearby
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Trouble:

@meredith: he seems to tour a lot, so maybe he will return...
Avatar 11:18am Buddha of Suburbia:

Bye folks! have a great day! This is lovely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am ɨkɛ:

Maybe FMU needs an accounting firm to go over the clicky-star numbers a la Chinese movie receipts: www.indiewire.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Priscilla:

"Spain's Silk-Voiced Songstress" says it all
  11:25am peter inSEA:

really have to get this Jeanette for the studio!
  11:26am MG:

This is such a cute song!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey again Buddah!

@Ike We could make it work. I'll recruit family, friends, enemies, Price is Right models, half the Baltimore Ravens and that creepy guy named Arthur at the truck stop to vote
  11:29am Micheal:

Always, a wonderful show. Gracias, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am ɨkɛ:

@Phillippe, LOL, excellent
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Trouble:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am queems:

LOVE this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am sphere:

totally agree queems
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am sphere:

thanks trouble
  11:50am JakeGould:

@Ike: Please change your handle to Ahab.

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my Venmo, and nothing particular to interest me on other stations, I thought I would wander the dial a little and see the weirdo part of the radio world. It is a way I have of driving off the boredom and regulating my listening.
Avatar 11:51am Snoochienucci:

thanks for the great show Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Trouble:

thanks for sitting in this morning. see you next week, hopefully with artwork!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am ɨkɛhab:

Thanks Trouble!
  11:54am peter inSEA:

A bientot, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Phillippe Bastille:

thanks Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Priscilla:

Thanks so much, Trouble! Wonderful show as usual!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am steveo:

thanks Trouble! Wonderful show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Dominick:

as always, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am steveo:

also Ike, if you attempt to harpoon Felder, please get video
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ikeshmael:

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