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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
hildur gudnadottir  lidur ( chernobyl version)   Options ost chernobyl      *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Tomaga and Pierre Bastien  circles in ruin   Options bandiera di carta  other people    *   0:02:54 (Pop‑up)
Sandro Perri  floriana   Options soft landing  constellation    *   0:06:46 (Pop‑up)
ryuichi sakamoto  thousand knives   Options Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto  wewantsounds  1978  *   0:12:20 (Pop‑up)
tawiah  conversations with papa/ recreate   Options starts again  first word    *   0:21:42 (Pop‑up)
harry nilsson  listen, the snow is falling   Options losst and founnd  omnivore recordings    *   0:25:00 (Pop‑up)
the good ones  will you be my protector?   Options RWANDA, you should be loved  Anti-    *   0:29:41 (Pop‑up)
eki shola  take it easy   Options drift  eki shola    *   0:37:48 (Pop‑up)
masahiro sugaya  future green   Options horizon vol. 1  empire of signs  1987-88    0:41:23 (Pop‑up)
Rhi  swagger   Options swagger  tru thoughts    *   0:48:04 (Pop‑up)
tindersticks  les cannes a peche   Options ost nenette et boni        0:51:16 (Pop‑up)
big star  jesus christ ( alternate mix previously unreleased)   Options WFMU's War on Christmas (V/A)        0:53:39 (Pop‑up)
felt  gather up your wings and fly   Options Forever Breathes the Lonely Word        0:55:52 (Pop‑up)
ivy  digging your scene   Options guestroom        0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
Brightblack Morning Light  past a weatherbeaten fencepost   Options motion to rejoin        1:09:38 (Pop‑up)
nelson patton  seesaw   Options along the way        1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
henry purcell  fantasia IV june 10 1680   Options fantasias for the viols 1680        1:18:00 (Pop‑up)
francoise hardy  viens   Options Paris In the Spring        1:21:15 (Pop‑up)
duncan browne  the martlet   Options duncan browne        1:23:52 (Pop‑up)
sandy bull  electric blend 2   Options Still Valentine's Day 1969        1:28:47 (Pop‑up)
edu lobo  candeias   Options edu lobo        1:37:31 (Pop‑up)
ami dang  love-liesse   Options parted plains  leaving    *   1:40:35 (Pop‑up)
frostlake  walking on bones   Options ice & bone  discus    *   1:44:15 (Pop‑up)
aretha franklin  bridge over troubled water   Options American Tunes: Songs by Paul Simon v/a  ace    *   1:49:33 (Pop‑up)
Joanne & Sonny  journey   Options No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978)  tompkins square    *   1:53:35 (Pop‑up)
june tyson  we travel the spaceways   Options Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra  modern harmonic    *   1:56:03 (Pop‑up)
helena ferguson  where is the party   Options Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 5  ace    *   2:04:42 (Pop‑up)
major lance  girls   Options the very best of major lance        2:06:46 (Pop‑up)
the liverbirds  talking about you   Options From Merseyside To Hamburg : The Complete Star-Club Recordings        2:09:09 (Pop‑up)
glenda collins  i feel so good   Options this little girls gone rockin!        2:12:03 (Pop‑up)
margo & the marvelettes  say you will   Options Shel's Girls: From the Planet Records Vaults (V/A)  ace    *   2:14:08 (Pop‑up)
au pairs  we're so cool   Options playing with a different sex        2:16:13 (Pop‑up)
the liverbirds  hands off   Options From Merseyside to Hamburg: The Complete Star-Club Recordings        2:19:22 (Pop‑up)
the little rabbits  rollergirl   Options yeah! and remixed by        2:22:19 (Pop‑up)
the liverbirds  Why Do You Hang Around Me   Options From Merseyside to Hamburg: The Complete Star-Club Recordings        2:25:13 (Pop‑up)
big mama thornton  hound dog   Options ball n chain        2:27:36 (Pop‑up)
the liverbirds  shop around   Options From Merseyside To Hamburg : The Complete Star-Club Recordings        2:30:24 (Pop‑up)
leonie pernet  san gokkun   Options Barbi(e)turix Compilation BBX #1 (V/A)  vertical records      2:36:34 (Pop‑up)
janko nilovic  roses & revolvers   Options Paris In the Spring v/a        2:40:15 (Pop‑up)
francoiz breut  La Certitude   Options Une Saison Volée        2:43:59 (Pop‑up)
batang frisco  care/know   Options batang frisco  numero group    *   2:47:25 (Pop‑up)
hercules and love affair  athene   Options hercules and love affair        2:53:32 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 8:59am βrian:

C'est ici La Capitale de la Douleur ?
Avatar 9:00am Strandlund:

Nothing but Trouble...
Avatar 9:01am ranjit:

yay, working from home on a Thursday means I can listen to Trouble!
Avatar 9:02am crateslinger:

Anna Karina in the coolest dance sequence ever

Avatar 9:03am Dances with Moomins:

Good morning Ms. TRouble & MOderns the world over.
Avatar 9:04am βrian:

@crateslinger: I was *just* thinking about that. Such appreciation for a sweater, too!
Avatar 9:05am crateslinger:

"Bravo Mr. Sagalot, ca c'est du meuble."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning Trouble!
Avatar 9:06am Lixiviated Life:

hola problema
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Trouble:

bonjour les modernes! not feeling the christmas sounds today at alllllll. so there won't be any
Avatar 9:06am Lixiviated Life:

Christmas sounds are over rated anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am VincentNifigance:

"And when there's trouble, I don't like running
But I'm afraid I got more in common
With who I was than who I am becoming."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am raszzyy (Sweden):

Huh, Hildur Guðnadóttir has been doing a lot of soundtrack work lately that I've been completely oblivious to
  9:11am Peter from Dover NJ:

Hello Trouble and troubling fellow listeners. Great opening to the show today.
Avatar 9:12am βrian:

If there's a Father Christmas, there must be an Auntie Christmas. Let's hear her music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am melinda:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am WR:

What has played is far preferable over any xmasy stuff. 1000 knives yay..
Avatar 9:17am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Good morning Trouble and the gang!
Avatar 9:18am TDK60:

Good morning Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am ParUbi:

Good morning. I loved her in Pierrot le Fou :(
  9:20am Blacktooth:

80’s Japanese Santana vibes.
  9:20am kevlicki:

Morning trouble! There’s not much I dislike more than Xmas songs. Thanks for the reprieve l!
Avatar 9:24am slugluv1313:

@ crateslinger -- yes! really the coolest indeed, thank-you for sharing!
good morning, Trouble and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Rock Ridge Chess Club:

Good morning Trouble. 21 degrees in Boone, NC. Do people on city water recognized how cold the well-diggers ass is?
  9:26am pellegrino.steve:

galaxie 500 has good cover of this song also.
Avatar 9:32am TDK60:

Last night here in NYC, I was up late looking out the window at the howling wind & snow, couldn't go to bed, just like a child.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am ParUbi:

I'm wearing a hoodie, does that count?
  9:34am Joshie in Oley, PA:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am raszzyy (Sweden):

I'm wearing two!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am VincentNifigance:

Ask Fabio!
Avatar 9:35am βrian:

It never gets cold enough in Wisconsin for sweaters. Well, rarely. Sweater weather is -15 F for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am melinda:

That squall alert was bonkers.
Avatar 9:39am Ignatatus666:

I’m not wearing a sweater as a result of being outside with my dog and the wind freezing my but off. 16° in Putnam Valley NY the wind made it feel like others should wear a sweater.I am inside so took off my thick hoodie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Priscilla:

@melinda: yes, phones going off all over the office
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Passaic River Blues:

Fun Fact à la Google: in addition to a musician, Eki Shola is also a clinical physician.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am melinda:

Ah, nenette et boni, some of my favorite film music! I have the box set but had forgotten about it after packing up for my temporary move.
Avatar 9:54am βrian:

Those brushes would make for a good streetscape backing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am sphere:

hullo all. let's get born now!
Avatar 9:55am Ignatatus666:

Ohhhh no
You broke edge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am ParUbi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Trouble:

i've never been very good at straight edge. i am tooo wiggly
Avatar 9:58am Malcolm:

i used to sell books to lawrence from felt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Planet Tyler:

Anyone see the documentary on Lawrence from Felt? It's called Lawrence of Belgravia
  9:59am ZeeBee:

Good morning friends!! Just rolling out of bed here in Santa Fe NM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am ParUbi:

What do you think of Go Kart Mozart? He renamed it though, right?
Avatar 10:01am Ignatatus666:

@Trouble I’m at least relieved you knew my reference:)
Avatar 10:02am Malcolm:

i didn't care for go kart mozart. nice guy though. he used to buy a lot of druggy books.
  10:04am Mike Wolf:

Yo La Tengo: “Autumn Sweater”
no one: “Winter Sweaters”
Avatar 10:04am TDK60:

I saw Ivy once ('96?) opening for Kitchens Of Distinction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Planet Tyler:

No Trouble, I love the song too - I love that whole album from the Blow Monkeys!
Avatar 10:06am βrian:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am ParUbi:

Aw man, I loved Kitchens of Distinction, haven't listened to them in years. Maybe I'll dig them out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am The Oscar:

Mornin'! Got to see Claire Denis earlier this year at a preview screening of High Life-- so cool!
Avatar 10:07am crateslinger:

I'm not usually one for posting links (two today) but speaking of sweaters:

Avatar 10:09am TDK60:

ParUbi, they had a guitar-atmospheric sound. Good lyrics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am sphere:

Alphaville weirds me out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Trouble:

@sphere: that's the point, don't you think?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am sphere:

yup :)
Avatar 10:14am TDK60:

Brightblack M.L. I love their psych sound. Saw them round 2007. Alas, the lead singer had obviously had too many beers before the show..
Avatar 10:20am βrian:

Where were you in 1680?
Avatar 10:21am TDK60:

..thanks for the Purcell, Trouble. Really dig the '80s.
Avatar 10:21am Roberto:

I was going to visit the Purcell statue in London last month but I didn't get around to it. Even worse, I didn't get to Handel/Hendrix house :(
Avatar 10:21am Roberto:

  10:27am kevlicki:

Brian, England, maybe one of the surviving Diggers.
Or in so called Maine, an Abenaki resisting the colonizers.. kinda fun to think about
  10:28am queems:

i was driving through ice trees on 287 and this show was the perfect soundtrack. thanks trouble!
Avatar 10:32am TDK60:

Now Sandy Bull, Trouble! One of the granddad freakfolkers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Yes:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Mike East:

this is effing awesome
Avatar 10:38am misternick63:

work in progress soundcloud.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Andrew_in_WI:

No h in Dang.
  10:52am Peter in SEA:

Bon Jour Trouble and Troubled listeners, joining late, will have to listen to Nilsson in archives and always love me some Nenette et Boni! Happy Thursday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am coco:

this song is warming me in all kind of ways....Bonjour Trouble!
  10:58am Cecilia in Brussels:

All I can say is wow, merci beaucoup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am tim from champaign (now washington):

I need to pick up that Midwest gospel comp. As a stone heathen who believes there is no higher power, I sure like some gospel that lets loose.
Avatar 11:00am βrian:

Well, it's the gospel that's the higher power, no?
Avatar 11:00am βrian:

The music itself, I mean.
  11:02am James:

Any CB recommendations for a tasty Friday night Jersey City family dinner spot?
  11:03am johnzo:

mine is deactivated. i hate fb. fb and youtube should be public utilities
Avatar 11:05am Roberto:

@James, I went to City Diner (right down the block from WFMU) with my daughter a couple of weeks ago. I'm vegan so there wasn't a lot for me, but my lacto-ovo daughter loved it.
Avatar 11:06am Malcolm:

dope af!
  11:08am James:

Thanks Roberto!
Avatar 11:08am crateslinger:

Historic Diner in the Heights (Jersey City) Good burgers and milkshakes.

The White Mana 470 Tonnele Avenue
Avatar 11:10am crateslinger:

1946's "diner of the future"
Avatar 11:11am still b/p:

Quote from Christian Truth Center:
"Satan is a musician and in heaven he led worship before being cast down. He came on earth, corrupted gospel music diverting praise and worship from God to himself."

Another, from same source, that clears up any confusion:
"The word gospel music comes from two words, ‘gospel’ and ‘music’."
  11:11am James:

Ty crates
Avatar 11:11am thormagma:

this clean tone shredding is giving me life!
Avatar 11:15am TDK60:

Never heard of the Liverbirds before. How about that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am tim from champaign (now washington):

Au Pairs!
  Swag For Life Member 11:17am tadpoles:

Nice set Trouble. Music from the LiverBirds period is simple, effective and joyful. Great Pop!
Avatar 11:22am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Too busy to yak, but had to say thank you for playing Au Pairs- a neglected-by-the-world favorite! They should have had (at LEAST) the same amount of success as their musical brothers from another mother, G.O.4, in my humble. OUT.
  11:23am Mike Wolf:

The Liverbirds do a really nice version of “Shop Around”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am jmr3:

@Itzall - right on about the Au Pairs! and a second for the Mo-dettes
Avatar 11:27am Malcolm:

liverpool is the best
  11:28am dmart New Mexico:

Merci! Spending the holiday in Paris. Very interesting during the strike. Much admiration for strikers and all commuters on bike and foot. Solidarite!!
Avatar 11:28am Snoochienucci:

yes the BIG MAMA!!!!
Avatar 11:28am Snoochienucci:

btw hi Trouble and all! was a little late tuning in today but loving the show
  11:31am Mike Wolf:

  11:31am Earth Walker:

Power to the people
Don’t mess with the French people
We were 1.8 million in the streets the other day. Yellow vests and CGT
Avatar 11:31am Dances with Moomins:

Yeah! That's the sound, do the Shoparound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Trouble:

a few blocks from the station is downtown taqueria: good family eats.
Avatar 11:33am Malcolm:

solidarity forever earth walker!
  11:34am Mike Wolf:

Vas y @EarthWalker show us how it’s done!

Funny though how the French people and our fascist president agree on one thing: Macron is a pain in the ass.
Avatar 11:34am Malcolm:

what is CGT?
  11:34am Earth Walker:

Hound dog Shop around
They don’t make em like they used to
  11:35am Mike Wolf:

@Malcolm It’s the largest (or, Earth Walker, the main?) trade union in France.
Avatar 11:36am TDK60:

Malcolm, CGT in English is the General Confederation of Labor, the biggest union in France, originally anarcho-syndicalist, later more aligned with Communist Party.
Avatar 11:36am Malcolm:

thanks comrades!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am tim from champaign (now washington):

What's happening in France? I'm on a political news moratorium for the next 1 or 5 years so I'm not aware of some global events.
Avatar 11:38am TDK60:

..you can go to the CGT site and see short videos on the recent and ongoing general strike. www.cgt.fr
  11:40am Earth Walker:

Its the 1 percent killing Mother Earth and the people
Avatar 11:41am TDK60:

Tim, The French are striking against govt. cutbacks on retirement/pension. The French are fired up, unlike the Brits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am sphere:

There's a very big strike on in France. I haven't been tracking it though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Ike:

Fiction recommendation: "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal. My parents handed me this book so I thought it might be corny, but its class consciousness sneaks up on you. At first you think it's going to be a family saga, then it turns out to be a class saga. It's also for all of us who wondered if we were snobs for liking weird music or because we're "supertasters" or whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Passaic River Blues:

@Ike: Sounds good to me. I'm on it.
Avatar 11:44am βrian:

@Ike: How does cilantro enter into the mix?
  11:45am Earth Walker:

The CGT represents different workers schools hospitals fire police departments ect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks for the France info! Go French!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am coco:

nice one. Have not heard Francoiz Breut in a while
Avatar 11:46am TDK60:

..there are other unions in France: CNT = anarcho-syndicalist; FO - Marxist; CFDT which I think is moderate- socialist-meets-Catholic. Etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Ike - that sounds cool. Here's a perfectly midwestern response to the subject matter... (be sure to say it nasally) "Well, that's different".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the show today, Trouble. Been a pleasure listening.
  11:49am Earth Walker:

Thanks TDK. Right on
I’m originally from good ol Bklyn
  Swag For Life Member 11:50am tadpoles:

#KenFHP....ditto. Keep warm. Cheers.
  11:51am Earth Walker:

Trouble Thanks so much for the music
Avatar 11:52am TDK60:

Oui, merci Trouble, yet another really interesting show.
Avatar 11:53am βrian:

Clear skies and 30°F! Woo hoo! I'm heading out to frolic!

Thanks, Trouble.
  11:53am Mike Wolf:

Another life-fortifying show, thank you again Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am sphere:

thanks trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Trouble:

thanks for sitting in this morning, see you on boxing day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Trouble:

happy merrry to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Priscilla:

Thank you, Trouble!
  11:55am spodiodi:

ahoy, Trouble / ahoy, music addicts/ thanks and same to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm WR:

Had customer calls for most of show. Looking at the playlist I know I will listening to it from the archive. Great show.
  3:56pm Eki Shola:

Many thanks for the airplay, Trouble! Passaic River Blues I see u did your research :) Just checked out your SC page - cool, I didn't know NJ had an Afrobeat fest. Used to live in NYC.. wonder if it was going on back then.
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