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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments New Approx. start time
wilburn burchette  witch's will, from guitar grimoire, (1973)   Options I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990 (V/A)          0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Julianna Barwick  Oh Memory ( featuring Mary Lattimore)   Options     Single    *   0:04:40 (Pop‑up)
lee wiley & fats waller  someone to watch over me   Options the lee wiley collection 1931-57 vol 1          0:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  remembering   Options the mosaic of transformation          0:10:56 (Pop‑up)
Bhajan Bhoy  Hills Could Be Mountains   Options Bless Bless        *   0:17:09 (Pop‑up)
Beautify Junkyards  sorceress   Options the invisible world of beautify junkyards          0:21:34 (Pop‑up)
delphine dora  Ivre et serpentée   Options L'Intangible        *   0:24:15 (Pop‑up)
pharoah sanders  morning prayer   Options thembi          0:26:43 (Pop‑up)
pharoah sanders  The Creator Has a Master Plan   Options       b. oct 13, 1940    0:35:35 (Pop‑up)
 
pharoah sanders  love is everywhere ( album version)   Options wisdom through music          0:52:51 (Pop‑up)
Bryony Jarman-Pinto  emerge   Options cage & aviary          0:57:28 (Pop‑up)
Nara Leão  vou par ai   Options nara          1:00:45 (Pop‑up)
 
Elza Soares  Maria da Vila Matilda   Options A Mulher do Fim do Mundo          1:06:24 (Pop‑up)
bomba estero  palenke   Options blow up          1:09:09 (Pop‑up)
tomberlin  wasted   Options projections        *   1:11:26 (Pop‑up)
hall & oates  lily ( are you happy)   Options Saint Etienne Presents: Songs for the Fountain Coffee Room (V/a)        *   1:13:45 (Pop‑up)
Yesterdays New Quintet  heaven must be like this   Options rewind! v/a          1:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience  mascaram setaba   Options to know without knowing        *   1:22:38 (Pop‑up)
Bab L’Bluz  ila mata   Options nayda        *   1:25:02 (Pop‑up)
nubya garcia  boundless beings ft akenya   Options source        *   1:29:20 (Pop‑up)
NIIKA  black mountain   Options close but not too close          1:32:05 (Pop‑up)
nickodemus  endangered species   Options Endangered Species          1:37:14 (Pop‑up)
lucretia dalt  di   Options no era sólida        *   1:40:50 (Pop‑up)
ubaldo  l'arrivée a can bogdanowicz   Options casa        *   1:44:54 (Pop‑up)
Lispector  Peachtree Street   Options bearded ladies v. 1 v/a          1:46:18 (Pop‑up)
googosh  gol bi goldoon   Options Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych of The 60s and 70s (various artists)          1:48:55 (Pop‑up)
dukes of chutney  flying horse ( reprise)   Options hazel        *   1:53:26 (Pop‑up)
aksak maboul  Sgraffites   Options figures ( part 1)        *   1:58:53 (Pop‑up)
steve arrington  all i wanna do   Options Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions  stones throw      *   2:03:19 (Pop‑up)
Lee Fields & The Expressions  regenerate   Options big crown vaults v 1- lee fields and the expressions  big crown      *   2:07:50 (Pop‑up)
the count              2:12:14 (Pop‑up)
 
lianne la havas  weird fishes   Options lianne la havas        *   2:23:56 (Pop‑up)
ramp  look into the sky   Options come into knowledge          2:29:17 (Pop‑up)
Janet Kay  silly games   Options janet kay: the definitive hits collection 1977-1984          2:33:37 (Pop‑up)
kamasi washington  integrity   Options harmony of difference          2:45:15 (Pop‑up)
kofi  curious   Options black...with sugar          2:48:53 (Pop‑up)
a certain ratio  bouncy bouncy   Options loco        *   2:53:37 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am common:

trouble, all.
Avatar 9:00am jdaAndAnoukFromKöln:

hi all hi trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am karlward:

Hell yeah
Avatar 9:02am TDK60:

Morning greeting Trouble, from Washington Heights, NYC.
  9:02am Earth Walker:

Are you looking for trouble !
I Am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Trouble:

good morning thursday people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am YETI BOB:

Another Troubled Thursday! All right, let's do this! Hi everyone.
  9:02am brassaï:

Hello Trouble!
Looking forward to your show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

There's a lot of trouble in the world but ah, Louise Gluck...at least ONE great thing comes out of 2020.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Handy Haversack:

Good Thursday greetings, Trouble and all the Troubled.
Avatar 9:04am Pale Son:

Mornin', folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Phillippe Bastille:

good morning
Avatar 9:06am TDK60:

Here is a graphic map that shows deadlines for voter registration. At top of map click on: By mail / In-person / Online.
www.bloomberg.com...
(I don't like M. Bloomberg nor his publication. I only post for its graphic simplicity.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am YETI BOB:

3 LP set of "Private Issue New Age Music in America"? I might just have space on the record shelf for this ... How's the rest of this set?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am word:

Numero Group put out a Guitar Grimoire reissue. Perfect for this month.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Trouble:

gracias@tdk 60; that is super!
LOVE this set @yeti bob, and i would never have predicted that based on the words 'new age'
Avatar 9:08am Strandlund:

Nothing but Trouble...
  9:09am Earth Walker:

Handy how was the bday ?
I think I kicked in 3 original never before heard Happy Birthdays
Shower me with praise and affection
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Adrian in London:

Tuned in and Julianna Barwick is playing. Lovely! Good morning, Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Trouble:

bonjour @brassaï, merci!
Avatar 9:11am Sonderangebot:

Trouble, what a lovely way to start a show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Oh man..I just love this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Handy Haversack:

Earth Walker! *You're* the original! Praising you with great praise!

It was a great day of radio and community. WFMU is a gift, and I really felt it yesterday. I didn't leave the apartment and was never even close to being alone. Thanks, friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am YETI BOB:

@TDK60: I don't care much for Bloomberg either, but the man made his billions in presenting information clearly & quickly. (And he's a billionaire who hates Trump, so that's something)
Avatar 9:16am TDK60:

Yeti, I think things are relative, in the way you describe.
  9:18am Earth Walker:

Handy that’s so cool
We are family
The WFMU Family and more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Trouble:

gracias @ sonderangebot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am YETI BOB:

I ordered this Bhajan Bhoy LP after hearing it on WFMU - it showed up in the mail with a few extra goodies and a lovely handwritten note from Ajay Saggar. Really made my day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Deborah:

Good Morning All!
Listening until the moment of transformation to "professor" shows up. Ten weeks left in this semester of hell, except for my Journalism class. Then we talk about communication and yes, WFMU, among other radio stations including the obligatory NPR and the still struggling Pacifica Foundation. Not all that bad company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am YETI BOB:

I think I heard it on Michele's show. She played the track "Pinecone" (not on this LP) where he improvises along with bird songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am melinda:

Morning everyone
  9:24am Peter in SEA:

Greetings T & All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Yes:

good morning friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Ike:

Morning! Sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Webhamster Henry:

I just thought I'd mention that it's the French Revolutionary Month of Vendémiaire, and today's agricultural name is Citrouille (Pumpkin). en.wikipedia.org...
  9:28am Earth Walker:

Deborah. Hi. Wonderful qigong class Monday. Have you ever tried Raja Yoga ?
That’s our new adventure
  9:32am Andrea:

Earth Walker- where's the qigong class? I've been looking for a good zoom one.
Avatar 9:32am βrian:

I remember having a potage de citrouille long ago, just north of Roquebillière (which was just *walloped* by heavy flooding.)
  9:32am Earth Walker:

Henry. They should embrace that calendar in the US
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am word:

Really feeling this Pharaoh Sanders.
Avatar 9:33am PKNY:

Yes yes yes to this Pharoah Sanders track!
  9:33am Earth Walker:

And abroad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Trouble:

that's very cool @ yeti bob. thanks for including WFMU in the journalism mix @ deborah.
  9:34am Earth Walker:

Religion shouldn’t be a public affair
Avatar 9:35am PKNY:

Unless that religion is listening to Pharoah Sanders
Avatar 9:35am βrian:

Or an affair of children.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Deborah:

@ Earth Walker. No. Would love to know more but time for teaching marathon. QIgong sustains my spirit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

My favorite Pharoah Sanders is on this album: Astral Traveling.
Avatar 9:36am βrian:

This is damn lovely, Trouble. I'm already fretting far less.
  9:37am Earth Walker:

Calendars = Universal and Earth cycles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am common:

fretting a tad less, also. thank you, trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Yes:

those birds are always transporting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am PaulRobeson1920:

@Webhamster Henry Thanks for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Irene Trudel:

Trouble, were you speaking? I only heard the birds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Webhamster Henry:

Autoharp alert!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Passaic River Blues:

@WoodsofMaine: That Sanders cut is so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Irene Trudel:

A little more Pharaoh Sanders always helps!
Avatar 9:42am TDK60:

Henry, autoharp?, or piano strummed?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Yes:

lovely return
  9:44am ryuraku:

I feel It when I hear this tune.
  9:44am Earth Walker:

Brain all the restaurants were wiped away on the beach here in Nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@Passaic River Blues: I went to a talk one time with Eric Jackson, who had had a nightly jazz show on Boson's WGBH. He said the first time he played "Astral Traveling" the studio phone rung off the hook with people asking "What IS that?!!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Handy Haversack:

NYers, I just had a paranoid thought that I figured one of you must be able to answer: if we go vote in person on election day, it's like normal, right? One doesn't need to bring a ballot along or anything?
Avatar 9:44am Strandlund:

This is such a beautiful set, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Trouble and fly fans.
  9:46am Earth Walker:

Andrea. Doing qigong live here in Nice outside now
All salles closed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am YETI BOB:

@Handy: You should take advantage of early voting. In NY, it starts October 24, and runs until November 1
Avatar 9:46am thedunkel:

good morning Trouble! good morning all!
Avatar 9:47am βrian:

Flooding pics:
www.theatlantic.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am YETI BOB:

@Handy: For early voting, or voting on regular election day, you don't need to bring anything, but having your legal ID is a good idea. Polling places are less crowded during early voting. My wife and I did it this week.
Avatar 9:47am TDK60:

Handy, I recall you just show up. They have your name and address. Bring an ID in case you're challenged. (I think this is correct.)
Avatar 9:47am Roberto:

Oh gawd, Ronnie. One small consolation these days is knowing that the majority does not support The Orange Doofus and he had to cheat to win. In Ronnie's day, his support was demoralizingly overwhelming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Is Trouble talking and we can't hear her??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am YETI BOB:

"If you've voted in New York before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide a copy of your ID with your registration, you may need to show ID to vote." But just bring your ID anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am YETI BOB:

@Handy: www.voteearlyny.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Irene Trudel:

Thant's correct Handy. BTW, A Late Show with Stephen Colbert has a great website detailing how to vote in each state: www.betterknowaballot.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am MikeG:

Oh there she is
Avatar 9:50am TDK60:

Also, don't be intimidated by any flag-waving "boys" out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Irene Trudel:

Ah, the Phantom Power button! It provides power to your mic. I've turned mine off by accident as well. Glad you figured it out. You can always call me if you have problems (I'm a pretty good engineer too).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am YETI BOB:

Yeah, he was born Farell, Son Ra changed it to Pharoah
  9:53am Lucky:

Lol! Get in line, @Irene Trudel! But seriously, that's very sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Webhamster Henry:

@TDK60 probably piano strumming because nobody likes to tune autoharps. but it _could have been_ an autoharp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am YETI BOB:

Sun Ra of course, sorry
Avatar 9:54am TDK60:

Henry, to me it sounds more like a piano, strummed.
  9:57am Pamela:

Piano is listed on the personnel list (and it's Lonnie Liston Smith!)
Avatar 9:57am Wallis...:

Pharoah scratchin me where I itch this lovely morning
Avatar 9:57am PKNY:

"Wisdom Through Music". COT DAMN RIGHT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Trouble:

thank you@irene! i will put your number in my phone, my first thought in an emergency is to call andy, but you will be second. you are an excellent engineer!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am YETI BOB:

I was lucky enough to see Pharoah perform with Rob Mazurek's "Chicago Underground Orchestra", truly one of those once in a lifetime things. At the Promontory in Hyde Park (near south side). One day we'll have live music again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am coelacanth∅:

i'm glad the playlist is already long enough to scroll beyond that hideous face. if it weren't i'd have to avert my gaze.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am YETI BOB:

Actually there have been a few venues hosting limited-attendance live shows, I just haven't made the leap yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am coelacanth∅:

Happy Birthday Pharoah Sanders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Adrian in London:

This Nara track is lovely. I'll check out the full album after the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Irene Trudel:

Happy to help any time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am YETI BOB:

Early voting is a good way to avoid crowds on Election Day, and also any possible screw ups with vote-by-mail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, all. Just making sure there aren't any new rules with all the crazy going on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am Irene Trudel:

Last time I saw Pharoah Sanders might've been a few summers ago in Prospect Park. He basically play his "greatest hits" but it was still transcendent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am YETI BOB:

@Irene: The show with the Underground was all original/improvised.

Handy: early voting ny NYC: www.vote.nyc...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Passaic River Blues:

I'm dropping off my ballot at the Essex County Hall of Records on Newark's MLK Blvd. this afternoon! I'll have YG's "Fuck Donald Trump" playing in my head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am melinda:

@Yeti B that's my plan, vote early with filtered mask. Mail-in voting is an essential option for people who can't vote in person or don't feel safe doing so but it adds more steps to the process where something can go wrong.
  10:13am John Pietaro:

Great show, Trouble, and your posting of He Kills Me is absolutely appropriate to the moment. In the 80s and 90s I was involved in AIDS activism and that Gran Fury poster was vital to the message. We are facing a time of great urgency while national leadership smiles along in the company of the very wealthy, disregarding all scientific and humane concerns. Stinks of Reagan all over again. Frankly, this trash in the current administration is all the more vile and dangerous.
  10:14am Earth Walker:

Brian Thanks for the photos
Was above beach at Nice during storm Safe. The fuzz kept us at
‘’safe distance’’ No problems in the streets La Vesubie My Buddy told me a gendarmerie ( police ) building dropped and floated away he was happy he had a beef with them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Irene Trudel:

There's been a nice weekend jazz series in Central Park, setting up in front of the Shakespeare statue at the 66th St. end of The Mall. 1pm Saturday, October 10 – Saxophonist Nicole Glover with her trio, 1pm Sunday, October 11 – Saxophonist Chris Potter with drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Joe Martin. Donate what you wish. I've seen some really great sets the past few weekends: www.giantsteparts.org...
  10:15am John Pietaro:

BTW thanks for celebrating Pharogh Sanders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am PaulRobeson1920:

@Irene @9:49 That is a very good link. Well laid out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Passaic River Blues:

@Melinda: that's a very sound plan. Also, the more people vote early, the less burden is placed on the system on Nov. 3rd. My wife and I just finished filling out 150 postcards to be sent to Maine voters. Beyond beating Trumpolini, the Maine Senate race is so important.
  10:16am Lucky:

@Irene - We saw Pharaoh Sanders maybe a year ago or a little more. The energy level was lower than the classic recordings (of, course), but his tone was still there and that was a magical thing. Similar to Ben Webster, I could just listen to Sanders play themes all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'd laugh if Joe Biden debates an empty chair next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am WillCrete:

@YetiBob- Agreed on that Pharoah /Chicago Underground set at the Promontory! Their horns blended in a really deep way along with Mazurek's synth sequences. As I remember it, Hamid Drake and Lakah Khan played together there that same weekend.
  10:19am Earth Walker:

John was in S.F. 80s 90s we lost 3 workers from that bloody aids
Terrible
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am YETI BOB:

@melinda: Here in Chicago, the early voting site was spacious, not crowded, felt no scarier than going to a supermarket. Early voting has not yet started in NY and it looks like NJ is not doing in-person early voting at all (WTF?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Trouble:

I hear you @john pietaro. I was involved with WAC and was so impressed with the actions and visuals coming out of that hard core resistance scene. we need some of that right now!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am pantz:

Morning Modernos everywhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Handy Haversack:

Closest early-voting site is a 40-min. walk for us.
Avatar 10:26am TDK60:

Got to see Mulatu Astatke in Central Pk several yrs ago. Fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am YETI BOB:

@Handy: Too bad they don't have Vote by Boat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Handy Haversack:

Or take the ferry to Manhattan? Can you early vote in a different county? The site is, unsurprisingly, unhelpful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am listener:

good morning everyone, good morning trouble. this is a fun song, the music video is a trip
Avatar 10:28am TDK60:

Handy, you and Kate should film your determined 40 minute walk. Or, an audio soundscape for the field recording underground...
  10:28am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

This is an amazing track! Thank you for this
Avatar 10:29am βrian:

Here we have assigned polling places for regular voting. There are more options for early voting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am melinda:

@Yeti my early voting site is my city hall, only about 12 minutes away and never crowded during voting. Because it is convenient I also go there to pay property taxes and parking tickets in person for the same reason I avoid mail-in voting.
Avatar 10:30am fm Mike:

Love this song. Hello Trouble and the Modern Gang :)
Avatar 10:30am TDK60:

Handy I received info. in-mail, telling me where my early voting place is, not the same as my usual polling place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am YETI BOB:

We walked 45 minutes to downtown Chicago to vote. It was a beautiful day and we stopped for pizza. It was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am YETI BOB:

@Handy: You can't go to Manhattan. You have to go to your assigned site. Enter your address on this page: www.voteearlyny.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am YETI BOB:

@Handy: There's a form where you type in your address and it tells you where to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Handy - "Rockaway Beach" is 2:06, or 126 seconds. Forty minutes is 2400 seconds. So you are just over 19 Rockaway Beach Units from the polling place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Passaic River Blues:

@Yeti Bob: there is some provision for in-person voting in New Jersey on November 3, 2020; however, because the state decided to mail a ballot to every single registered voter in the state and conduct the election primarily by mail and/or early voting (depositing one's ballot at a designated Ballot Drop Box--e.g., Essex County has 24 locations throughout the county), my read is that most New Jerseyans should consider mailing or dropping off their ballots at their earliest convenience. On Election Day, New Jersey voters can also drop off their ballots at their designated polling place or, if you have a disability that makes voting unassisted difficult, or otherwise would prefer not to vote by mail/drop-off box, you can vote in person at your designated polling place via a paper, provisional ballot.
nj.gov...
nj.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am David (in London):

Hello groovers. I see you started the party without me, but I'm here now, so look lively.

Handy, Count Yeti Bob, TDK, Earth Walker, melinda, Brian et al.
Avatar 10:36am TDK60:

One voting rights journalist advocates avoiding mail-in voting, to instead go in-person. Simply due to mail-ins being usually challenged more. (complication: pandemic)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am pantz:

I've been called many things, but never an "et al".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Trouble:

i love that phrase; look lively, it's so wacky. reminds me of a bumper sticker i once saw ' jesus is coming: look busy'
Avatar 10:40am TDK60:

Hi David-inside-London. Is voting as complex in your Realm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am YETI BOB:

Hello Sir David! I have to get to work, will be listening but not chatting so much. WFMU listeners are the greatest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am David (in London):

"Trouble's broadcasting: look lively" can be your new tagline.

Sorry to lump you in like that pantz, I ran out of listing power.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Trouble:

i like that david!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am pantz:

S'alright David. I've been called worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am David (in London):

TDK - No, not really. I look on at the US system and it utterly baffles me. Here, the local authority (i.e. district in which you live) writes to you sporadically (though you can also do it online) and verifies your name and address. On election day you take the polling card they send you (with your details on), turn up at the local polling station (and they are LOCAL, mine is in a school about two minutes walk away), they check your name against the list and you vote. That's it.
  10:45am Earth Walker:

David. How’s it going Buddy Pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am ParUbi:

Some neat electronic music on this episode. Very much appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Ike:

@TDK60@10:36, I'd agree for swing states. But for NJ, I can't imagine there will be a ton of voter suppression, tossed ballots, etc. If I lived in PA though, I'd crawl over broken glass to vote in person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Trouble:

you said it@ike
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am David (in London):

Earth Walker, is Buddy Pal a friendlier version of Pay Pal? All good here thanks, despite the drizzle. How's la belle France?
Avatar 10:49am TDK60:

Thanks David, Ike. I'm going in-person on an early day. I will wear a mask, and a B.L.M. button for sure.
  10:49am Anna in Tivoli NY:

LISPECTOR!! I haven't heard her in YEARS. hoorah!!
  10:49am Earth Walker:

I’m going with the lesser of the two evils
Sleepy Fracking ? Joe just to get Bump outta da way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am ParUbi:

Cool name for this one. Love Clarice Lispector
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am YETI BOB:

D(iL): To be fair, that's how it is here in a normal year - I vote in a school right down the street. But we've gone off the rails of "normal" in the USA in 2020.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Adrian in London:

@David (in London) I'm similarly baffled. But are dogs outside polling stations as big a thing in the US as they are over here, often being the only good thing about elections?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am ParUbi:

It was a year ago on this show that I decided to become a member! Just realized
Avatar 10:50am fm Mike:

Love this Peachtree Street song :)
  10:51am Anna in Tivoli NY:

solid throwback from early 00s if I'm remembering my college radio days/ dates right
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Passaic River Blues:

Also, all registered New Jersey voters can create a "Track My Ballot" account at the State Div. of Elections website, which allows one to review one's voting history and serves as a small way to reassure one's belief in the relative integrity of the system. nj.gov...
For instance, I recently created my account and it shows my voting record back to 2011 when I washed up on the other side of the Hudson. BUT most importantly, it tracks the two prior times I voted by mail-in ballot in 2020--the May municipal election and the July Presidential primary election. In both instances, the site lists the dates my ballot was requested, issued, and received as well as the status. For the past votes, my ballot status was listed as "Accepted," i.e., not rejected for a real or perceived disqualification (improperly sealed, signed, etc.).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am David (in London):

Oh, hi Adrian. Yes, dogs making voting much more enjoyable. Waggy tails take your mind off the awfulness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am pantz:

Seeing Sen Mike Lee's statement this morning, they aren't even trying to hide it anymore. They're pushing for a fascist regime this January. We have to blow them out of the water with votes.
Avatar 10:53am Hubig Pie:

This be love-er-ly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Passaic River Blues:

@pantz: Yep. They just don't have the energy to keep up the pretense anymore.
  10:54am Earth Walker:

Such a nice voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Trouble:

love hearing that @ parubi. My goal is for all the peeps who love WFMU to become part of the WFMU family and chip in. BE part of the magic. We have a little quiet year end fundraiser ongoing in the month of October.. please chip in what you can. widget at top of the page will help you out with all that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi Trouble and everybody!
Avatar 10:55am Sylvia (France-NYC):

@TDK60 I think I've read that any sign deemed political could get a voter pulled out of line

Hi Trouble, and listeners
Avatar 10:56am TDK60:

Thanks Sylvia. I did vote in the primary with a pin on, no prob. But may reconsider...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am ParUbi:

I wrote "on this show," I meant listening to this show! oops, yes, community has become even more important over the last year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am David (in London):

Salut Sylvia.
Avatar 10:58am Sylvia (France-NYC):

Bonjour @David I see voting system in the UK is pretty much like in France
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Handy Haversack:

Looks like it's more like 29 Rockaway Beach Units away, Ken. The system works!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am YETI BOB:

Aksak Maoul "Figures" is just AMAZING. Still absorbing this massive, brilliant double album.
Avatar 11:04am fm Mike:

That bit with the saxophones in the beginning, that was definitely used for Hip Hop sampling. If not, it oughtta be.
Avatar 11:05am fm Mike:

OWWWWWWWW YEAH FUNKY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am tim from champaign (now washington):

These last 3 songs have been incredible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am tim from champaign (now washington):

Are there any Lauren Beukes readers on the Trouble board today? I'm reading her current book, Afterland. I'm really digging it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Trouble:

i will look her up @tim from champaign! thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Yes:

this is very nice lee fields
  11:12am Pamela:

@tim from champaign Yes! I've loved all her books, but none more than "Zoo City"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Trouble - She's a South African writer. Her current book was obviously written before the pandemic but the plot is based around a mother and her 12 year old son caught in America after a prostate cancer causing flu virus wipes out over 99% of the world's male population.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am iiibeat:

Don't forget to indicate your racial preference!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am common:

nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Pamela - Zoo City was my introduction. I think Afterland might be my favorite but I'm only 2/3 the way through.
Avatar 11:16am Roberto:

Come to your senses and fill out your census form.
  11:17am Pamela:

@tim Those two are my faves
  11:18am TVP:

Drop box locations for all 21 counties in NJ: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-secure-drop-boxes.shtml
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am pantz:

Vote early, if possible. Drumpf is counting on being ahead on election day and will use it to influence the results. If he's not ahead by Nov 3 he will be less likely to pull a Bush 2000.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am iiibeat:

I just don't see how all of thos3 ballots can be validated as being submitted by the name of the individual attached to it. What if my daughter stole it and submitted it? Can anyone enlighten me here??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Pamela - I was impressed with how well Lauren captured the scenery of Chicago and Detroit in Shining Girls and Broken Monsters. I'm really familiar with both cities.
  11:21am Rick A.:

Vote Forward is a great option too. We've written 150 letters to people in different states.
Avatar 11:21am Roberto:

It's highly unlikely tRumpf will be ahead based on early voting results. Those tend to skew dem.
  11:22am Pamela:

@tim She hired research assistants in those cities from among her Twitter followers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Handy Haversack:

David: your earlier comment. The system here works perfectly! You just have to understand what it was designed to do: disenfranchise Black people specifically and all poor and working-class people more generally. And it works exactly as designed.

Friends, we are just about out of here, heading away for the weekend. Great packing music, Trouble! So very, very appreciated, week after week.

Be well, friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am -Ken:

Morning all. Trouble, do you know if the new Ak Sak Ma Boul album have only one track? Or is that just all they are offering on bandcamp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Pamela - Oh wow! I had no idea. It really worked.
Avatar 11:24am Roberto:

Which, of course, isn't to say you shouldn't early vote. The fewer people who have to deal with potential election-day snafus, the better.
Avatar 11:26am TDK60:

iiibeat - Don't know how to specifically answer your question. I do know that voting fraud is so numerically tiny as to not merit much discussion.
  11:27am prudy:

great cover of Weird Fishes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am YETI BOB:

@Ken: Is that a serious question? The new one - "Figures" - is a double album with 22 tracks. First new record from Aksak in 30+ years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Trouble:

Reclaim the vote: actionnetwork.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Irene Trudel:

@Ken, there seem to be several tracks on bandcamp by Aksak Maboul. Here's a link to the EP but more are up there. aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am -Ken:

Thanks @Yetibob- yes, I was serious. The bandcamp page has only one track and I wanted to buy it all digitally so I was pissed and confused.
  11:29am Aric:

@iiibeat is your daughter someone who would steal ballots to fill out?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am -Ken:

Ah there it is! Thanks Irene and Yeti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am YETI BOB:

@ken: you want this: aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am David (in London):

Hey Handy - Have a blast on your trip pal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

Were you mistakenly on the bandkrampus.com website, -Ken?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, David! Will check in periodically, I'm sure!

Yes, tim, I have read a couple of Beukes books!

Bye, everyone!
Avatar 11:30am PKNY:

This Radiohead cover is outstanding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am redbee:

Awesome cover! How very wonderfully unexpected
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am iiibeat:

I just feel that involving more parties intrinsically is a crucial way to ensure a robust and vibrant democracy. Many people don't participate because of the disconnect and charade that the dominant duopoly presents.
  11:32am oscarfate:

Moxyland & Zoo City are first & second faves for me
Avatar 11:32am D Rok:

I've heard that Radiohead cover on WFMU before (maybe even on this show). It hits just as hard the second time. So good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am iiibeat:

Aric . . I dunno . . You tell me!
Avatar 11:35am Sylvia (France-NYC):

@iiibeat in France we have a lot of parties, it doesn't make things better nor motivate people to vote more. As long as we're under capitalism rules, democracy won't be vibrant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am PaulRobeson1920:

Our nations public discourse traditionally took place in print, in newspapers... New York City’s son, Neil Postman, wrote competently and compellingly on the issues we face today. Check him out or not thats ok too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am -Ken:

iiibeat, in NJ at least, mail-in ballots are verified using the signature. Not perfect, but neither was in-person voting. my daughter used to dress up as me and go vote in my place all the time.
Avatar 11:36am Sketch:

Big tune ber ber berrrrrrrrrr
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am pantz:

While I would agree that more parties would be better for Democracy, we don't have the luxury of throwing our votes away this time around. Certainly it's something to discuss, but only AFTER we get rid of this insane clown and his posse.
Avatar 11:37am Sketch:

What did I walk into here?? Oh boy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am The Oscar:

Been busy working, but I'm guessing you saw Lover's Rock! The scene set to "Silly Games" is easily the most beautiful scene of the year for me.
Avatar 11:38am Sketch:

Massive tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Ike:

@Ken ROTFL

As for more parties: We need ranked-choice voting first! Fortunately we'll have it soon in NYC for local elections. Unfortunately, it'll *only* be for local elections.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Passaic River Blues:

@iiibeat: there are some safeguards. For instance, in New Jersey, one's ballot is printed with their Voter ID registration number. Only one ballot carrying that number will be accepted. If you submit the ballot in person to the Board of Elections, you have to present valid identification. Voters can only submit their own ballots and, if they want another person to deliver/mail the ballot, then the bearer has to provide their name, signature, and address. Now there are various possibilities to circumvent the safeguards, but for it to be more than a negligible one-off instance would require a massive level of coordination as well as an assumption that registered voters would simply not vote themselves. Because, recall, each ballot is tied to an individual registration. ... As to "involving more parties," I think as an academic matter that may have some value. However, in the last 50 years, in my estimation they have had a net negative effect on advancing progressive ends. Nevertheless, most importantly, I can't think of a single valid reason to vote for a third-party candidate in *this* Presidential election as those on offer this year are just terrible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Trouble:

yes i did@the oscar. what an amazing use of this song, not one scene but 2!
  11:39am Peter Kaprelian:

silly games, Xcellent song. .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am tim from champaign (now washington):

In Washington State, where there is established mail in voting, I dress up as Station Manager Ken when I'm filling in my ballot at home. Somehow, I always end up writing Khlam or Wing in for every office.
Avatar 11:41am TDK60:

I am voting for a party I barely support but a vote more AGAINST something relatively, obviously worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Passaic River Blues:

KHLAM! for Governor, or I'm burning the place down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am iiibeat:

Ken . . Still extra wiggle room there . . But . . I guess that some assurance is required.
My daughter tends to have a power of coercion over me . . So . . She might hold a unicorn to my head and make me write-in "Spanky". I'm trying to hide from her until the election is through.
Avatar 11:41am D Rok:

I'm definitely in the Wing wing of the party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am iiibeat:

Pantz . . I know. It is never an opportune time to push for authentic change. The stakes are always TOO HIGH!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am David (in London):

The West Wing should be brought back with the new series focussing on Wing as she grapples with her first term as President.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am tim from champaign (now washington):

@D Rok - Wing for West Wing! Wing for West Wing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am pantz:

iiibeat... I know it's a tired trope, but wouldn't you agree that this time more than ever, it's true?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am PaulRobeson1920:

“Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” - Neil Postman! When the (piece of technology) television is invoked, I think back to this book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Lookslikeadeer:

That's a very important book - highly recommend
  11:44am ipdip:

love your show. great tunes this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Trouble:

merci @ipdip!
Avatar 11:46am Roberto:

I love the Wing as prez idea. How do we skirt around the citizenship issue?
Avatar 11:46am Sketch:

I've voted 3rd party every election since I could vote. Both sides say the same thing, a vote for a 3rd party is a vote for blah blah blah. The stakes are always high, every election is important. Trump sucks a big one, but you know what George Carlin said. Garbage in, garbage out. These politicians are representative of our society, and that's the saddest reality of the whole situation. Society sucks. Music doesn't. Love you all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am The Oscar:

Steve McQueen's Mangrove is also really excellent. Can't wait to see the rest of the series!
  11:46am ipdip:

question. which DJ's at WFMU support the Trump/Pence ticket in the upcoming presidential election?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Roberto - reverse psychology birther-ism.
Avatar 11:47am Sketch:

I would definitely vote for Wing
Avatar 11:47am Roberto:

Works for me, Tim.
Avatar 11:48am βrian:

Would that be the Wing wing of the Humanitarian Party?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am David (in London):

Roberto - "A clutch of official documents discovered in an abandoned Montana cave show that Wing was actually born in the US shortly before her family moved to China. Seizing her birth right, Wing returns to America and..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am iiibeat:

No. I don't.
The duopoly thrives on prescriptive and consensual need. It is a charade because they need each other to exist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Lookslikeadeer:

#Unity2020
  11:49am ipdip:

loaded question?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Lookslikeadeer:

or I guess now just the Unity movement
Avatar 11:52am Sketch:

Let's be real here. People argue over which archaic political system they prefer to pretend to have while we all live in a feudal technocracy. At the end of the day, everyone needs to do whatever they can to be happy and love life and love everyone else and cope with the shit show in their own way. If that means the lesser of two evils, I think that's a noble approach m if that means fringe, go for it. Nothing matters anyway. Nihilism is 2020
Avatar 11:53am Sketch:

That being said, this is a big tune. Loving the show!
Avatar 11:53am Sketch:

This song makes me want to try on my wife's sweatpants
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am David (in London):

Lovely show today Trouble, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Trouble:

thanks for sitting in this morning! fill in the census if you haven't, and make a plan to vote, PLEASE.
Avatar 11:56am fm Mike:

I'm diggin' the funk today Trouble :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Passaic River Blues:

@Sketch: you absolutely have every right to vote however you choose, of course, and I am someone who once was a registered with the Working Families Party and flirted Green in the late 1990s/early 00s and remain an opponent of certain right-ward elements in the Democratic Party. However, I'm not sure how one can credibly construct a well-grounded argument that there isn't a "dime's worth of difference" between (A) Monstrous Half-wit Shitbag who yesterday literally demanded the AG to arrest his opponent and whose incompetence has directly led to the needless death of tens of thousands of citizen and (B) Any Living Breathing Generic Democrat. But, again, I respect your overall POV regarding political/class superstructure governing our lives. And, in any event, people should just VOTE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks for the jams, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am PaulRobeson1920:

I can dig it! Rock and Roll ya’ll
Avatar 11:58am Sketch:

I feel you. There's definitely a difference between them. I'm just saying, in the end it's important that everyone does what they need to do to cope. I've always voted and always will!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am PaulRobeson1920:

& remember Neil Postman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Adrian in London:

Thanks Trouble, you got me through a busy afternoon. Off to listen to Nara now
Avatar 11:58am Sketch:

I think the lesser of two evils approach is noble
  11:59am ipdip:

@passaic river blues........the working families party? bwhahahahahahahaha!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Trouble. Take care.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Ike:

@PRB, totally agreed. This is why I love the idea of ranked-choice, because instead of that ONLY ONE person that certain voters feel they HAVE TO AGREE WITH 100% needing to pass a purity test, they can select a string of choices, purity at the top but not exclusive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Passaic River Blues:

@ipdip: Yeah, no longer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm PaulRobeson1920:

Thanks Trouble and Skeltons! Peace and Love always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Passaic River Blues:

@IKE: Yes!
@Trouble: Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm iiibeat:

I'll name my next home-grown noise record either Soulshine or The People VS The Duoploly. I'll flip a coin and not roll a dice to decide.
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