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Options January 14, 2022: Sad songs

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Artist Track Album New Approx. start time
Bo Diddley  Mona   Options     0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Cocteau Twins  Cherry Coloured Funk   Options     0:02:54 (Pop-up)
Yaz  Mr. Blue   Options     0:05:49 (Pop-up)
Anything Box  I Felt The Pain   Options     0:09:03 (Pop-up)
Depeche Mode  In Your Room   Options     0:14:25 (Pop-up)
Garbage  #1 Crush   Options     0:19:52 (Pop-up)
Curve  Coast Is Clear   Options     0:24:07 (Pop-up)
Love and Rockets  If There's A Heaven Above   Options     0:27:44 (Pop-up)
Pale Saints  Sight Of You   Options     0:32:19 (Pop-up)
Field Mice  Sensitive   Options     0:37:53 (Pop-up)
The Ocean Blue  Ballerina Out of Control   Options     0:42:47 (Pop-up)
The Wake  Melancholy Man   Options     0:46:17 (Pop-up)
The Durutti Column  Sketch For Dawn (1)   Options     0:53:22 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Jon Hopkins 

Deep In The Glowing Heart   Options

Music for Psychedelic Therapy 


The Ronettes  Keep On Dancing   Options     1:01:40 (Pop-up)
Dirty Beaches  True Blue   Options     1:03:43 (Pop-up)
Echo & The Bunnymen  Nothing Lasts Forever   Options     1:06:28 (Pop-up)
Richard Hawley  You Don't Miss Your Water   Options     1:09:59 (Pop-up)
The Smiths  The Hand That Rocks the Cradle   Options     1:14:42 (Pop-up)
Johnny Thunders  You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory   Options     1:19:12 (Pop-up)
The Cryin Shames  Please Stay   Options     1:22:32 (Pop-up)
Joy Division  New Dawn Fades   Options     1:25:40 (Pop-up)
The The  Love Is Stronger Than Death   Options     1:30:11 (Pop-up)
The Gun Club  The Fire of Love   Options     1:34:27 (Pop-up)
Fontaines D.C.  Jackie Down The Line   Options     1:36:30 (Pop-up)
Inspiral Carpets  She Comes In The Fall   Options     1:40:33 (Pop-up)
Felt  Primitive Painters   Options     1:44:40 (Pop-up)
Siouxsie & the Banshees  Lullaby   Options     1:50:23 (Pop-up)
Suicide  Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)   Options     1:53:52 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Jon Hopkins 

Ascending, Dawn Sky   Options

Music for Psychedelic Therapy 


2:02:02 (Pop-up)
Mazzy Star  Halah   Options     2:03:01 (Pop-up)
The Roches  Hammond Song   Options     2:06:06 (Pop-up)
Laibach  Across the Universe   Options     2:11:11 (Pop-up)
Cold Specks  Winter Solstice   Options     2:15:02 (Pop-up)
The Cure  In Your House   Options     2:18:51 (Pop-up)
Suede  Europe Is Our Playground   Options     2:22:44 (Pop-up)
Brian Eno  On Some Faraway Beach   Options     2:28:00 (Pop-up)
Blur  Tender   Options     2:32:31 (Pop-up)
Alex Turner  It's Hard To Get Around The Wind   Options     2:39:29 (Pop-up)
Cat Stevens  The Wind   Options     2:43:24 (Pop-up)
Charles Bukowski  Bluebird   Options     2:45:18 (Pop-up)
Ella Jenkins  Wake Up, Little Sparrow   Options     2:46:08 (Pop-up)
Dolly Parton  Little Sparrow   Options     2:48:36 (Pop-up)
Erasure  Spiralling   Options     2:52:44 (Pop-up)
The Velvet Underground  Pale Blue Eyes   Options     2:53:59 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Jon Hopkins 

Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves   Options

Music for Psychedelic Therapy 


3:00:30 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:03pm Juli:

Hey Mona!
I am feeling a lil sad rn hehe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm luka:

evening, all. mona, hope you’re on the mend.
Avatar 9:03pm TDK60:

Hi DJ Mona. Sorry about the trying week. Music is with us.
Avatar 9:05pm Billy Jam:

hey mona - hope that the weekend brings more positive than negative - thanks for the 3 hours of music ahead -
Avatar 9:06pm Mike W:

Hang in there Mona, your people are here with you
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm karlward:

Hell yeah
  9:07pm Matt:

Sometimes you need just some Yazz in your life,
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm karlward:

Just say Yaz
Avatar 9:07pm javakid:

music is catharsis - out with the bad and in with the next 3 hours.
Avatar 🖤 9:08pm NickM:

Hello All!Hi Mona!
Avatar 9:10pm Juli:

Decided to turn it up and feel good.
  9:10pm Jocelyn:

Happy Friday everyone!
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:10pm karlward:

Mona you are playing all my records
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:10pm karlward:

How did you get my records?
  9:10pm Jocelyn:

Mona, sending you wellness
  9:11pm Magenta:

Hey Mona! Hang in there! Love this set so far!
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm karlward:

If you play my Presence record (Lol Tolhurst post Cure) I am coming down to the station
  9:16pm upstatesean:

Hey Mona, everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm radioronan:

Thanks for being here with us on Friday nights, Mona. I hope things get lighter for you in the days ahead..
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Mona. I can send another batch of cookies, if you think it would help. You got this!
  9:22pm upstatesean:

For whatever it’s worth: your show from last week was so good - gave me a lot of joy! Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Mona:

happy friday friends...we survived another week! a lot of sickness, disappointment, anxiety, etc going around hope you're all faring as well as possible. i believe in the power of comforting morose music and invisible but very tangible radio friends. hope y'all are faring as well as possible
Avatar 9:24pm TonyR:

Sad songs say so much. (,And they mock Elton).
Avatar 9:25pm TonyR:

I didn't know Garbage had grooves like that. Great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm van chinski:

Things have been bad around here. Music helps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm luka:

i found a sealed cassette of Doppelgänger last weekend for $4
Avatar 9:26pm TonyR:

Human sacrifice helps, too. Just sayin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm joe mulligan:

Curve and Garbage sound pretty similar. they were right around the same era too
  9:26pm Robm:

Hello midnight listeners
  9:27pm Robm:

Did anyone listen to sophisticated boom boom today? Awesome show
Avatar 9:28pm javakid:

@Joe Curve preceded Garbage by a few years and didn't get their commercial due. Such a shame - loved them.
Avatar 9:28pm TonyR:

Ma'am. Put down the Love and Rockets. They're a temporary solution to a permanent problem.
Avatar 9:32pm Juli:

Feeling much better :}
Hope you do too Mona Mona
Avatar 9:33pm Mike W:

@Robm Sheila B was amazing today wasn’t she? No one who’s ever heard her would doubt the vibrance of her fandom, but you could feel it radiating hot today
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 9:34pm B R M:

@Mona here with you and for you... loving this set as always.
  9:35pm Robm:

@Mike W there is a reason why I don’t listen to commercial music radio anymore SSDD with their tight playlists
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm joe mulligan:

@javakid - agreed! I bought the orange Curve CD but Garbage got too big
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Bobby:

Thanks for being here, Mona.
Hello, chat. We’re tangible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm joe mulligan:

ok last one, I'll stop but the rhythm track on "Sight of You" sounds a little like "Your Silent Face" by New Order
  9:38pm Lawrence:

Thank you Mona!
Avatar 9:38pm TonyR:

Did Sheila trib Ronnie right?
  9:39pm gauche knee:

I didn’t know Ronnie Spector died until my friend texted me if I caught Sheila B today, looking fwd to all the music & feels of that one. RIP Ronnie.
  9:40pm gauche knee:

@TonyR apparently. Thank goodness for the archives!
  9:40pm Robm:

@Tony r shelia sure did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Mona:

i cannot wait to listen to sheila's archive
Avatar 9:41pm TonyR:

(Just checked out SBB playlist.) Boy did she ever!
  9:41pm Robm:

@Mona it was damn awesome
Avatar 9:43pm Mokka Matti:

Hello all- I'm splitting attention between the playlist here and Rich's set over in the Jungle Room. Looks like a solid start here so far; totally in my wheelhouse. :-) BTW, Toni Halliday is CRIMINALLY under recognized/underappreciated, 30+ years after I first became enchanted by her.

And OMG, T.O.B. - YES! Still a great song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Fishtown Mike:

Great songs, Mona! Cerulean is one of my favorite albums. And the Field Mice. Good stuff!
  9:48pm Tim Haley:

great show!
  9:50pm cheyenne:

Love the playlist!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm listener 126464:

Thanks Mona. Sounds so good.
  9:58pm gauche knee:

haven’t found morose music comforting in such a long time, tonight’s different. Thank u Mona🙏🏾
  10:04pm rob:

I dont do this typy thing usually just the 91.1 but am compelled to come and say, LOVE THIS ALL MONA and I'm right there with ya, THANKYOU!! THANKYOU!! music is healing
Avatar 10:07pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Evening Mona! J'adore your Show!
  10:09pm radiofreebronx:

Beautiful set, Mona
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm listener 126464:

Attended a funeral today for 3 members of extended fam. Things will get better.
Avatar 10:14pm Juli:

I am cleaning and dancing
Thanks Mona

I hope others are dancing too!
Avatar 🖤 10:15pm NickM:

This is just what I needed. My aunt passed today. I'm glad to be here.
Avatar 10:15pm Juli:

Sorry to hear Nick and listener :(
  10:16pm Magenta:

The Smiths really completes this Friday night for me
  10:16pm De Fenestrated:

@Nick My condolences. Mona. you are killing it tonight. Big hugs.
Avatar 🖤 10:17pm NickM:

Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Mona:

so sorry nick and listener...glad to be with you all tonight
  10:19pm Magenta:

@Nick I’m sorry for your loss.
Avatar 10:20pm javakid:

Mona - amazing - was hoping to hear this - covered by Ronnie Spector to boot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm listener 126464:

Thank you Juli and Mona.
  10:23pm Mark:

This has been an ear worm for the past several days! Hope you are feeling better. Of course, Ronnie S. did a cover of this! Xxoo
  10:23pm cheyenne:

Oh hey it’s Patricia Morrison’s birthday today! Ya gonna play anything she was on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Mona:

oooh cheyenne i didn't know! there's always room for sisters
  10:26pm Eric the Hat:

Fucking lay it down Mona!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm patrick321:

One of my all time favorite Joy Divisison songs. This is a hell of a set, Mona.
  10:27pm Matt:

oh boy. New Dawn Fades. It has been a rough week. You know, on a YouTube live bootleg there's a very sped up version of this that's punky and really cool. Hard to re-find though.
  10:28pm Eric the Hat:

This set is tearing me apart
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm listener 126464:

Good to hear Matt on the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm patrick321:

@listener126464: I second that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Mona:

last minute pivot to gun club instead of sisters cheyenne
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 10:36pm bloumejune:

I usually wait until the end of the show to thank you, but I am loving this extra today!
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Will the Sound Guy:

killer set, Mona!
  10:37pm Eric the Hat:

What June said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm Mona:

  10:39pm Eric the Hat:

You make it seem love and heartbreak are still possible. Refreshing every time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm listener 126464:

I hear this band/new song was on late night tv the other night.
  10:40pm gauche knee:

new Fontaines?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm listener 126464:

  10:48pm R.D:

  10:49pm Magenta:

This set is exactly what I need tonight. Thank you so much, Mona.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm mariano:

Hey Mona, moniacs!

Discovered during my evening walk around the French Quarter that they're doing a remake of Interview with the Vampire. Jackson Square was full of artificial fog, people in costumes, and old cars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm Mona:

OMG mariano that's so rad suddenly i'm feeling cheerier
  10:51pm gauche knee:

Strength to the grieving & caregivers among us tonight. It’s a lot to deal/process, let’s be kind to ourselves.
Avatar 🖤 10:53pm NickM:

I'm not going to lie... Mariano, that's pretty awesome.
  10:54pm ashley morey:

Such a great show today! Justin and I are enjoying it immensely. Just what we needed to end this week!
  10:55pm jingo:

great stuff tonight Mona!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm Fishtown Mike:

@mariano, thanks for sharing those pics & info! Excellent!
  10:57pm gauche knee:

@Mariano , all I discover on my walks home are feral cats & dirty masks…you win! Is it a movie or tv show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm patrick321:

Alan Vega at his best. "I see that smile."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm mariano:

Very sorry to hear the sad news, Nick and listener 126464, you too, Mona. Just catching up on the posts. Glad the pics cheered y'all up a little, Mona and Nick, you too Fishtown Mike!

I assumed it was a movie at first, gauche knee, but I just looked it up and it's an AMC series.

Here's another cheery one: photos.app.goo.gl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm listener 126464:

@mariano: thanks, and cool pix.
Avatar 11:00pm Joe B:

show sounding great Mona. Great soundtrack for driving home up Route 1&9.
  11:03pm Jocelyn:

Halah oh I love this song so much
  11:03pm Jason Lee:

Just the right amount of morose, loving the show..
  11:03pm Matt:

It's been cathartic.
  11:04pm rob:

Go MONA Go!! more morose! whatever yer doin, dont stop
Avatar 11:04pm Joe B:

Dirty Beaches track especially, gotta investigate further!
Avatar 11:04pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I'm here for the darkwave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05pm Mike From Brooklyn:

Loving the show Mona!
I agree with my fellow commenters. It's not too much morosity. I've always found these tunes soothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm luka:

oh goodness gracious
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm Heavy Chevy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm listener 126464:

omg yeah
  11:07pm Eric the Hat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08pm Heavy Chevy:

prayers up for sinead yall
Avatar 11:09pm river:

songs like this make me so glad to have. stereo setup
Avatar 🖤 11:09pm NickM:

I am unexpectedly finding comfort in our collective commiseration.
Avatar 11:10pm river:

we’re really enjoying your show mona. thank you
Avatar 11:14pm javakid:

@heavy chevy - 100% - tragic - the universal mother needs a universal hug
  11:14pm Scobot:

I haven’t heard The Roches for decades. What a wonderful memory. The Colour Field has a wonderful cover of Hammond Song. Thank you, Mona!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm Heavy Chevy:

100% javakid <3
  11:17pm Phillippe Bastille:

Avatar 11:17pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Mona, Everyone --
thank you so much for the comforting morose songs 🖤🖤🖤
(been listening since i got home about an hour ago)
NickM, listener 126464 -- so very sorry to hear this, sending you LOVE LOVE LOVE
  11:18pm De Fenestrated:

once again, love the show muy mucho... xoxox
Avatar 11:19pm TonyR:

So old I thought Cold Specks was Melanie
Avatar 🖤 11:19pm NickM:

Great show, Mona. Thx
Avatar 11:20pm slugluv1313:

i heard a bit of Sheila B.'s show earlier! but had to head out (working for someone who just lost her mother -- ugh, yes, so much loss) -- looking forward to catching up on the archives
Avatar 🖤 11:20pm NickM:

Thx slugluv1313
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 11:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, slug. Glad you could make it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm Colin in Durham UK:

I saw Suede at Glastonbury and twice in Newcastle. Amazing shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm listener 126464:

Cheers slugluv1313, thanks.
Avatar 11:28pm slugluv1313:

omg mariano, those photos! JUST what the doctor -- oops i mean Voodoo Queen -- ordered 🕷️💜😺🖤
Avatar 11:29pm HyperDose:

Hey Slugluv!
  11:29pm cheyenne:

Hexcellent set Mona! Thanks for the tunes
Avatar 11:31pm slugluv1313:

hiya, KenFHP! yes gloomily happy to be here with you all
Avatar 11:32pm slugluv1313:

hi HyperDose!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33pm Feldy:

This is a right lovely Irish tune
  11:37pm Willie:

great music selection. These songs are so evocative for me.
  11:37pm devlawn:

the first time i heard tender i replayed 2 more times.
  11:38pm Willie:

Greetings from San Francisco
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 11:39pm bloumejune:

forgot about this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39pm patrick321:

Thanks for bringing all this beauty together Mona
Avatar 11:41pm Roberto:

Dang, I had always thought Tender was a '70s song. I guess that's what they were going for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Appreciating this Set.
Avatar 11:42pm Bergey:

Big feelings Mona
Avatar 11:43pm Bergey:

Truly appreciate it
  11:44pm Jocelyn:

Mona is bringing all the feels tonight
  11:44pm Eric the Hat:

Love you ridiculously Mona. Thank you
Avatar 11:44pm Roberto:

Speaking of da seventeeez
  11:46pm kym:

All this and Harry Dean Stanton, too??
Avatar 11:50pm HyperDose:

Echoing Bergey's sentiment. You're killing it, Mona!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm Ike:

One of my fave Dolly tracks!
  11:50pm Matt:

And then came Dolly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm Mona:

thanks for the kind words and commiseration - it was super cathartic, thank you!
Avatar 11:51pm slugluv1313:

Dolly 💖💖💖
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm mariano:

Hey there, slugluv!
Avatar 🖤 11:54pm NickM:

Thanks again Mona. We were all on the same wavelength tonight.
  11:54pm rf:

Avatar 11:55pm TonyR:

Beautiful night, Mona. Thanks. (And there's still time to find a random drifter in Jersey City....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm Fishtown Mike:

Great show tonight, Mona! Thanks for putting it together!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm mariano:

Thank you, Mona! Another flawless show.
Avatar 11:55pm javakid:

great show Mona for our times. may we wake up our best selves tomorrow to face the day.
Avatar 11:56pm Bergey:

<3 have a good night all
  11:57pm De Fenestrated:

Mona, you're killing me. I want to carry you e babies for 9 months. LOL...
Avatar 11:57pm slugluv1313:

beautiful show, Mona -- thank you so much 🖤🖤🖤
sending love and hugs to all of you out there 💜😺🖤
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Mona. Only a couple more weeks until the new Johnny Knoxville movie premieres.
Avatar 11:58pm HyperDose:

Thanks, Mona! Can't wait to hear the earlier stuff on the archive. You get a gold star!⭐
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm van chinski:

Thanks for a wonderful show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm listener 126464:

Loved the show Mona, thank you. Good night all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm Mike From Brooklyn:

This was great Mona!
Just what I needed too.
Avatar 11:59pm slugluv1313:

YES Pale Blue Eyes 💜💜💜
Avatar 🖤 Swag For Life Member 12:00am bloumejune:

Good night, love love love
  12:00am kym:

Beautiful show!
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