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A viking ship appears on the horizon, a likeness of Loretta Lynn carved into its bow. Rare birds flock together to sing Francoise Hardy as soul hits. A sunset of blips and bleeps fills the air.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format New Approx. start time
mysteries of love   wasted love   Options wasted love  albert 's basement/black peter/sunshine and grease    Vinyl  *   0:00:00 ()
ogoya nengo and the dodo women's group  chur   Options on mande  tal      *   0:09:51 ()
fursaxa  leaves of byrony   Options kobold moon          0:11:40 ()
parchment   son of god   Options           0:15:11 ()
arto lindsay   invoke   Options encylopedia of arto          0:20:06 ()
jeanne moreau  Anonyme   Options The Immortal Jeanne Moreau          0:23:27 ()
rob noyes  oni   Options the feudal spirit  poon village    Vinyl  *   0:25:42 ()
fleetwood mac  book of love ( early version)   Options mirage ( 2 cd re-issue)        *   0:30:16 ()
antonio carlos & jocalfi   nord west   Options Mudei de Ideia  mr bongo  1971    *   0:34:17 ()
fraser & debolt  zer + 22 and holding ( flight of the light air force)   Options flight of the light air force  roaratorio    7"  *   0:43:24 ()
jacques dutronc  Les Rois De La Reforme   Options jacques dutronc          0:50:17 ()
bushman's revenge  contemplation   Options jazz, fritt etter kukommels  rune grammofon      *   0:52:51 ()
sun ra & his arkestra  ankhnation ( originally unissued)   Options rocket number nine  modern harmolodic    10"  *   0:59:11 ()
linda perry  i need someone   Options Super Duper Love: Mainstream Hits & Rarities 1973–76 v/a  kent soul      *   1:10:45 ()
bobby oroza  this love part 1   Options   stylart    7"  *   1:14:52 ()
79.5  Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)   Options   big crown    7"  *   1:18:54 ()
bobby oroza  this love part 2   Options         *   1:22:39 ()
brasil 65 with wanda de sah  aquarius   Options           1:25:48 ()
mark robinson/the 6ths  puerto rico way   Options the wasps' nests          1:28:18 ()
pedro santos  dual   Options krishnanda  mr bongo      *   1:31:14 ()
victor herrero  ondulina   Options astrolabio  feeding tube    Vinyl  *   1:35:01 ()
sybille baier  i lost something in the hills   Options Colour Green          1:38:40 ()
charles mingus  duke ellington's sound of love   Options changes          1:42:11 ()
james whetzel  my wife's favorite song   Options beatology vol 1        *   1:54:03 ()
tycho  source   Options epoch  ghostly international      *   1:57:46 ()
conveyor  tourette's reel   Options ready not ready  gold robot      *   2:06:53 ()
syrinx  stringspace live/syren   Options Tumblers From The Vault (1970-1972)  RVNG intl.      *   2:10:38 ()
egg  fugue in d minor   Options egg          2:17:47 ()
the lemon twigs  baby, baby   Options do hollywood  4AD      *   2:19:25 ()
egg  prelude   Options The Civil Surface          2:24:32 ()
shabaka and the ancestors  joyous   Options wisdom of elders  Brownswood Recordings      *   2:28:37 ()
question mark   love   Options Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 2 (1972-1977)  now-again        2:36:32 ()
the starlights' sound  up in the branches   Options out over nothing  planet seven    Vinyl  *   2:44:20 ()
donovan quinn  cousin larry   Options dad was buried with his leather jacket ep      7"  *   2:46:20 ()
anne gillis  dernieres images et generique   Options Film Noir American Style Cassette, v/a          2:49:27 ()
leslie phillips  the disc   Options and this is me: britain's finest thespians sing v/a  Croydon Municipal      *   2:52:06 ()
snickers  ria   Options on the hi fi vol 2  stimulus progression     7"  *   2:55:03 ()
james zoo  lose   Options fool  ninja tune      *   2:56:40 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:02am rebuketodali:

Good morning, Trouble!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:03am sphere:

morning all. :)
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:03am Bronwyn Bishop:

morning trouble, morning everyone!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:03am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Trouble, and all who need Trouble in their mornings.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:04am annie:

good morning trouble and all you modern listeners
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:09am Trouble:

gooooood morning yeeeee all who enter!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:10am Chris M.:

anyone else singing along?
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:13am Chris from DC:

Just in time for Fursaxa
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:17am annie:

LOVE the artwork!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:19am Rev. Turnip Druid:

just in time to have missed fursaxa [shakes fist at time & space].
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:26am Sem Chumbo:

Je t'aime Jeanne Moreau.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/15/16 9:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Trouble and troublemakers. Happy Thursday!
  Thu. 12/15/16 9:28am melinda:

Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:34am Mick:

Good morning all
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:44am guy mauve:

Good morning Trouble and the troops of Trouble.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:45am Sem Chumbo:

Fraser and DeBolt! Where else would I hear this, but here? Thanks, Trouble.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:49am Trouble:

de rien, sem chumbo! and where else would our listeners know about fraser & debolt? only on wfmu!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:52am Sem Chumbo:

Comment vrai, comment vrai.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:54am Trouble:

"Le prestige de la liberté
C'est mieux que celui de la propriété."
-the prestige of libery , it's better than property: slyly says jacques dutronc
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:57am Lewis:

nice segue...
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 9:59am herb.nyc:

FYI: wnyc-am had a GLAM segment w writer Simon Reynolds, 9.50a.m. He cited Bill Kelly as classic example. I didn't know!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:04am Ike:

Since you mentioned Trevor Noah's book, not that this is a shameless plug for my employer or anything, but supposedly Noah's own narration of the audiobook makes it the highest-rated audiobook of 2016 or something. Anyway, be good consumerists and buy sh*t at Amazon using this link so it supports FMU! smile.amazon.com...
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:06am JakeGould:

These birds save my workday.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:07am MD:

Good Morning My Freeform Family....Hey Trouble did you see that show about Van Gogh's Ear on PBS yet? HE DID TAKE MOST OF IT OFF! THE INVESTIGATOR PROVES IT..!!! yeah I know ...I am a 12 year old kid trapped in a 54 year old body!!!
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:09am Kurt:

Wow, what arrogance!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:10am melinda:

I like your imitation of bad radio voice.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:11am JakeGould:

I think radio voices came from cheap AM radio sound quality. Kinda like the way that 78 records gave weird sounding voices due to the old school recording techniques.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:12am Anonymous Coward:

Radio Voice - several different sources. Radio was thought of as a theatrical medium, and many of the practice of the day (1920's) carried over. Also, AM. To overcome the distortion of early AM systems, precise diction was encouraged.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:14am Anonymous Coward:

And Alan Freed and the '50's ilk of "radio personalities"...
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:15am MD:

"To all within the range of my voice...and all the ships at sea!!!"
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:15am g:

I hope leftists keep thinking in the manner Trouble just explained. Keep up the pejoratives about Trump voters. Keep sorting people into sets. Label those sets and talk about how one set is not equivalent to some other set. Keep thinking that these calculations demonstrate anything of interest or utility.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:15am georgesimian:

What happened to all those sexy 70s DJ chicks from the AOR stations?
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:16am Trouble:

but why do they persist with these awful voices?? do they think we like it?
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:17am Mark the Sardine:

Trouble, you bring up an excellent point - the "radio voice" had to come from somewhere. My top-of-mind guess is that radio was popularized at a time when, as the first mass medium, people were looking for - or at least accepting of - "the voice of authority." I think Laurie Anderson has played with this idea in her performances (downshifting her voice to then make absurd pronouncements). Later in the postwar years, when entertainment partially took the place of that "authority," the radio voice became more like morning DJs and game-show announcers - "hey there!" etc... these days, things have developed further and the game-show voice sounds dissonant. I'm glad we have YOUR voice today, Trouble.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:17am georgesimian:

Habit. Why we keep going to shitty movies?
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:18am georgesimian:

This song is awesome!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:18am Trouble:

o honestly @ g
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:18am Passaic River Blues:

Love the weekly dose of Mr. Oroza.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:19am JakeGould:

@Trouble: Because it's just a historical thing? If radio is a commercial medium on those stations the business perspective is to not mess with a formula that works.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:20am melinda:

I agree with all of these explanations.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:21am Kurt:

I'm with you g
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:22am georgesimian:

@g Your condescending tone doesn't help your argument
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:22am JakeGould:

Harry Harrison just spoke like that all the time anyway.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:24am JP from KC:

Morning, all. Interesting to see Alan Freed mentioned on the board this morning. He would have turned 96 today.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:24am Dave in Vermont on the phone:

Waiting for an exam to start in 5 minutes.
Tuned in here so I don't have to hear everyone else's anxious chatter.
Thanks, Trouble.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:26am Trouble:

good luck dave!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:27am Passaic River Blues:

Matters have a tendency to calcify and reify over time into the "proper way to do things". To most ears, it just sounds "right". There is the historical pedigree of carnival barking sliding into vaudeville emceeing and early radio, and the fact that one of the elements of fine oratory used to be "proper" elocution, clipped and clear enunciation. Above all, is the fact that a clear and "interesting" modulated voice is perceived to have greater utility in maintaining listeners' attention in between advertisements (most radio is nothing but an ad-delivery system). Never thought of this before, but that would be my assumption.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:28am Passaic River Blues:

Also, I agree with Melinda: Trouble's imitation of the doofus shockjock voice was awesome.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:29am northguineahills:

The Sixths!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:33am MD:

Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:34am MD:

Helping me figure out my sexuality...!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:35am ⓘⓚⓔ:

As much as I vociferously disagree w/ g's political opinions, he has a certain (condescending) point. A lot of different people voted for that monstrous con artist for what I suspect were a lot of different reasons. The R "big tent" shifted quickly & unexpectedly. Terrifyingly, some often naturally side with the bully and punch down, thinking to keep themselves off the bottom rung by stepping on someone else. But not all.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:36am upsetter5001:

I missed the doofus shock jock voice? DOH
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:39am Bronwyn Bishop:

Love this song <3
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:46am Trouble:

TODAY'S ARTWORK is by Niles Spencer. I saw it a the brooklyn museum a few years ago.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:48am Kurt:

If there are any bullies out there, they're on the left. Which is weird as they seem to be perpetually 'terrified' of this that and the other these days. If nothing else, it's extremely entertaining.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:51am Barney Grubbs:

I thought Iheard something for a second but it was just the beautiful bullying of Mingus's bass
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:53am Greg from ZONE 5:

This is perfect for the morning after the company holiday party.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:53am bobdoesthings:

goodmorning all.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 10:54am Passaic River Blues:

@Kurt: Your trolling skills are unparalleled.
  Thu. 12/15/16 10:58am Kurt:

Not trolling. I come to this station to listen to music. My original comment was in response to the arrogance of the DJ (and apparently some of her listeners).
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:00am Lucky:

Kurt - what are some of your favorite shows on WFMU?
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:03am ⓘⓚⓔ:

It's funny that many Rs used to denounce "victim culture" but now take part in it and like to play victim. There are bullies in all groups but only one candidate in 2016 epitomized bullying above all else. That said we can all agree to love the music of WFMU.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:03am Passaic River Blues:

That is an opinion worthy of respect. However, I don't think you yourself even believe the statement "If there are any bullies out there, they're on the left" after we all just lived through Trump's two-year rage-athon.
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:05am Kurt:

Three Chord Monty, Strength Through Failure and Ken's show. I like Dusty's show too but don't listen to it very often
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:06am Adrian in London:

Head down at work but listening along. Loved the Sybille Baier. Dammit, I've missed Bobbby Oroza, what a great track.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:07am Trouble:

good day adrian!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:09am Ike:

Respect to a fellow fan of Strength Through Failure even if we disagree intensely on politics. Fabio's show is one of my 2 or 3 favorites on WFMU (and I listen to a *lot* of WFMU).
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:13am MD:

  Thu. 12/15/16 11:13am Bill W:

Trouble, were you practicing a little mind control at the end of that last mic break? I always knew you had it in you.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:14am bobdoesthings:

this Syrinx is gorgeous. <3 clickystar!!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:15am βrian:

Bullies on the left? For heaven's sake.
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:15am Herb Jellinek:

I just got a sudden urge to walk around my house and gaze upon my black velvet painting of Morrissey. Strange....
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:17am melinda:

@ike: agree w/both points.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:17am Bronwyn Bishop:

I love this! Wow!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:17am Trouble:

happy birthday herb!!!!!!
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:19am Herb Jellinek:

Thanks, Trouble! And to those who put you up to it!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:19am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Egg! Excellent! Thanks, Trouble. Other than Tony Coulter's show, there's not much Egg to be heard on FMU.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:20am βrian:

Let's see: three-letter word for a flightless bird, beginning with 'e' ....
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:21am duke:

@Brian three-letter word for a flightless bird, beginning with 'e' ....
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:23am βrian:

Time to make an omelette.
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:25am g:

Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:32am βrian:

My cat came looking for Trouble, and found a warm sunlit chair.
  Thu. 12/15/16 11:37am Slaboch:

Great show today!!!! xox
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:42am βrian:

By his ears, I can tell my cat is listening to these birds.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:44am βrian:

He is listening, in his pool of light.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:48am Priscilla:

Almost forgot — saw the Zadie Smith reading last weekend, thanks to you, Trouble! It was great!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:49am Dave in Vermont:

Oh, is that how I cam across that Zadie Smith article? I remember now...I have the window open but haven't read it yet.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:51am Priscilla:

So much to read & listen to, so little time...
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:52am Sem Chumbo:

Lovely morning of music. Thank you, Trouble, see you and all again next time.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:53am melinda:

Great show, Trouble!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:53am βrian:

Keep the lead out, Sem.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:54am bobdoesthings:

a ghee-tar?! now we're cookin
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:55am βrian:

May your chords be clarified.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:56am Passaic River Blues:

Another feat of programming--thank you, Trouble!
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:56am bobdoesthings:

hah! I want to make more puns, but I butter not.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:57am Trouble:

thanks for listening this morning! see you next week
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:58am bobdoesthings:

thanks trouble! great show! till next time.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:59am Sem Chumbo:

@ βrian: can never quit the heavy metal.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:59am Priscilla:

Thank you, Trouble
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 11:59am Dave in Vermont:

Thank you.
Avatar Thu. 12/15/16 12:00pm βrian:

BDN with Charlie, as an option:
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