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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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Options February 12, 2009: garbage cans in the middle of the street/stump is it

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
wayne horvitz  close to you   Options great jewish music: burt bacharach v/a        0:00:00 ()
blossom dearie  figure eight   Options schoolhouse rock        0:02:27 ()
blossom dearie  rhode island is famous for you   Options         0:05:17 ()
john pizzarelli jr  i like jersey best   Options         0:07:26 ()
vasthi bunyan  song of a wishwanderer   Options the enlightened family v/a        0:13:07 ()
devendra banhart  happy birthday!   Options     to ken    0:13:39 ()
duane and greg allman  back down home with you   Options duane and greg allman        0:15:35 ()
margie joseph  to know you is to love you   Options sweet surrender        0:18:45 ()
joe bataan  subway joe   Options         0:19:57 ()
blossom dearie  i like london in the rain   Options         0:22:26 ()
annette hanshaw  If You Want The Rainbow (You Must Have The Rain)   Options         0:31:34 ()
yvette giraud  st happiness day   Options         0:34:12 ()
nora dean  barbwire   Options         0:36:42 ()
kraftwerk/florian  ruckzuck   Options !/2  seidr      0:39:34 ()
dennis alcapone  muhammed ali   Options Hits and Misses (Muhammad Ali and the Ultimate Sound of Fistfighting) v/a        0:45:10 ()
tinariwen  oualahila ar tesninam   Options Amassakoul        0:51:43 ()
dan auerbach  i want some more   Options keep it hid  nonesuch    *   0:52:54 ()
paavoharju  tuoksu tarttuu meihin   Options laulu laakson kukista        0:56:58 ()
soft cell  tainted love   Options non-stop exotic cabaret        1:04:29 ()
flight of the conchords  inner city pressure   Options flight of the conchords        1:06:52 ()
au revoir simone  Oh! You Pretty Things   Options         1:10:00 ()
the wibbley brothers  music to boil an egg   Options wobbly wave compiled by tony coulter for the 2006 WFMU fundraising marathon v/a        1:15:35 ()
royksopp  a higher place   Options         1:17:30 ()
psapp  the camel's back   Options the camel's back  domino    *   1:22:05 ()
the bird and the bee  again and again   Options the bird and the bee        1:26:06 ()
caetano veloso  odara   Options hoje e natal/brazilian funk v/a        1:29:02 ()
mv&ee  twitchin'   Options drone trailer  dicristina    *   1:41:37 ()
bench  small fire   Options         1:47:41 ()
andres subercaseaux  the illiest   Options aqui        1:54:17 ()
savoys  slappin rods and leaky oil   Options mad mike monsters volume 2 v/a  norton    *   1:59:57 ()
clancy eccles  fattie fattie   Options         2:02:07 ()
francisco nixon  me casare cuando me anamore   Options erre que erre v/a        2:07:12 ()
las tres bien ensemble  priere   Options rougeole  elefant    *   2:11:39 ()
susumu yokota  morino gakudan   Options check the water v/a        2:13:03 ()
karen dalton  are you leaving for the country   Options in my own time        2:17:04 ()
charalambides  black branches   Options branches        2:21:22 ()
max punktezahl  dashes   Options monika barchen songs for bruno, knut and tom v/a  monika      2:25:15 ()
leila  time to blow( feat terry hall)   Options blood, looms and blooms        2:29:00 ()
le tone  joli dragon   Options le petit nabab        2:35:18 ()
mr. scruff  music takes me up (w/ alice russell)   Options Ninja Tune  ninja tune    *   2:39:26 ()
tall dwarfs  on and on and on   Options abbasalutely a flying nun tribute to the music of abba v/a        2:45:06 ()
las grecas  anabalina   Options por siempre grecas        2:49:21 ()
vetiver  sister   Options tight knit  sub pop    *   2:52:57 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 2/12/09 9:02am annie-not sean:

first comment!! morning trouble
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:03am listener mark:

Hi Everybody
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:03am annie:

i knew you would pommel us with blossom.. i had no doubt.. good morning everyone.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:04am Mooose:

The saddest Schoolhouse Rock ever!
RIP Blossom Dearie...
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:04am texas scott:

how strange.I just watched 'figure 8' on youtube.one of my playlists.
thursdays are no good without trouble!
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:05am listener mark:

I'm not sean either.
Blossom passed away?
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:10am 55ffrr:

Good morning trouble & all. Nice Blossom stuff. Pizzarelli & his wife have a cute radio show as well, 'radio deluxe'.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:10am Parq:

Irwin will be pleased - he wanted to play "8" yesterday, but couldn't put his hand on it.

The arena hasn't had "Brendan Byrne" on the wall in a boatload of time, b/t/w.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:14am Stu:

Hi Trouble !
Rhode Island is famous for you, and are you playing a Jersey song for me ???

love from Finland , Moomies wake up next week....it's official !
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:17am trouble:

good morning all. big hello to stu in finland
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:25am listener mark:

Pencils come from Pennsylvania.
I just got it. lol
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:26am jaypee:

Good morning! I hear Barn Swallows!
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:28am dale:

morning. I never knew blossom dearie was the figure 8 singer. that song seems so much deeper than mere multiplication
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:31am Kevin in London:

It's not raining... Love Vashti Bunyan, Diamond Day is lovely, and her voice is much the same on her latest album - the last 40 years have obviously been kind to her larynx.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:31am Mooose:

Didn't BD also do the Adjectives song? Yes.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:38am 55ffrr:

Happy birthday to Abe & NAACP!
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:39am J-Mar:

I still have Corn Weenie on the brain.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:41am sugarwolf:

it's the Newton's Apple song!
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:41am tom:

Are you sure this Kratwerk track is at the right speed?
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:43am trouble:

no tom, we are never sure of anything. but this is a cd so it is out of my hands...
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:45am Ike:

That version of "Ruckzuck" is wild. I could drive around the block naked to that a few times. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:45am Nakedfoul:

It may be wrong, but it feels so right.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:49am David:

Am I the only one who hears echoes of the "Figure 8 Song" from Schoolhouse Rock in Tom Waits' "Alice"?
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:49am listener mark:

Bit chilly to walk about sans pants
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:54am Cecile:

Speaking of no pants, Trouble, can you play something from Flight of the Conchords?

This Tinariwen makes me wish the whole floor could break out in spontaneous, yet meticulously synchronized boogying.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:57am trouble:

cecile, i was thinking of them this a.m, and i forgot to pull it. thanks for the reminder!
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:58am Cecile:

you are welcome.
I know you like 'em, and now I am pretty completely obessess by him, I mean them as well.
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:58am kent goldings:

cecile - i liked your corn weenie remix! good job! can i ask what program you use to mix?
  Thu. 2/12/09 9:58am Cecile:

I'm so obsessed I can't even spel it.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:00am Cecile:

Thanks, I had so much fun doing it!

Garage Band on my Macbook.

Also, because of the events of yesterday (being reassigned gender), I also have an answer remix coming. ma hah ahahahahahahah
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:01am listener mark:

I love the Modern World. Look at the playlist. Is anything misspelled? Would we even know?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:01am chris:

Look what I just found on facebook (speaking of weanies) http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=2245398031&ref=nf
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:03am dale:

where are all the interns busting down the door to handle these tasks?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:04am cordesc:

Hey Pheezy, turn your speakers down.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:04am postmanpaul:

hi trouble, city slickers and office-ionados.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:05am annie:

chris, that is not working for me
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:05am jon:

it's really nice outside! fresh and clean!
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:05am Cecile:

  Thu. 2/12/09 10:06am tombom:

it's a facebook group for "March 21st, 2009 is National Corndog Day! Home of meat on a stick, tots, drinks and the greatest basketball tournament of the year, you can't beat Corndog Day!!! Sponsored by Foster Farms, PBR, and Jones Soda Co., Corndog Day is your chance to celebrate the finest of Americana!" yw
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:06am jen v.:

yes! are you going to play the cover of "where did our love go" as well, trouble?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:06am erella:

Good morning Trouble, Annie and everyone!
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:07am listener mark:

You're dating yourself Cecile
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:07am Cecile:

  Thu. 2/12/09 10:07am chris:

nice Tombom
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:07am annie:

morning erella! chris i am in FB right now; is it a group?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:08am Cecile:

yes, listerner mark, I am, er, not young.

  Thu. 2/12/09 10:08am Webhamster Hemulen:

Wake Up, Moomins!
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:08am dale:

this sounds like a pet shop boys remix thingy. I like it!
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:08am postmanpaul:

listener mark - cecile rules.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:08am Cecile:

Trouble, I hope you are doing the robot to this. Or the robo-boogie.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:09am ?:

Yes Erella. look up National Corndog Day
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:10am annie:

i joined.. :)
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:10am Hugo:

Very Pet Shop Boys-like, I thought, this inner city thing. They do make good videos, though, the Boys ...
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:12am jaypee:

Yay! Thanks for au revoir simone.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:13am PMD:

Cool! Corndog day! Yummm... I should go join that too.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:13am Kevin in London:

Mmm... you make me want to measure stars in the backyard with a calculator and a ruler, baby
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:14am Cecile:

Hugo, the clip for that song is a spot on parody of West End Girls.
I await their take on "Money"
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:17am PMD:

annie, I'll write on the corndog wall - still want to touch base with you about maple syrup! don't know how else to touch base with you.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:17am jon:

this is fun. I wish I had an egg to follow along.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:18am annie:

notsowisewoman at yahoo...
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:19am annie:

there, now you know!! and feel free to friend me, too.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:19am trouble:

hey i'm just trying to get some muesli
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:20am annie:

PMD- i am also the admin for "monsanto and it's ilk must be stopped"
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:28am Ike:

The Bird and the Bee... meeeeee-ow.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:29am dale:

wfuv always ruins good songs for me. I liked the bird and the bee til they played it nonstop a couple of years ago. it's starting to sound fresh now. thank you wfmu for being eclectic (or having ADD, however you look at it).
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:32am postmanpaul:

trouble - grace slick's song 'manhole' is not heard on the radio often enough, is it not?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:32am Listener Dave from NH:

New Psapp? Keen!
Also, a heck of a hooray for Caetano Veloso. I can't wait for summer so I can get to listening to "Livro" some more.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:32am Ike:

Dale, that's how I feel about commercial classic rock stations with regards to certain rawwwwk staples. Except that the classic rock stations never rest any of it, so those 400-800 songs can never sound fresh again... they're ruined forever.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:34am dc pat:

hey annie, I just befriended you...just a warning...
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:35am annie:

cool pat!!!
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:35am SeanG:

Trouble coming every day
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:36am dc pat:

Ike, Dale, but if you're stuck in a car somewhere, every once in awhile, they play a non-standard classic rawk tune which can make it all worthwhile.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:37am annie:

trouble, joe has a bird-song record i sent to the station. i told him to give it to you, has he done that yet?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:39am Ike:

Well, Pat, if you're in D.C., then FM is mind-bogglingly horrible, so I can sort of understand why you'd subject yourself to... actually, no, I can't understand it. They never play enough deep cuts to make the pain remotely worthwhile. I'd rather listen to static while futilely attempting to pick up WMUC or WRNR or WTMD.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:43am dc pat:

You're right about DC radio--it blows hard, why do you think I'm here?-- but it's sort of a game: how long can I listen to songs I've heard 10000 times before they play one I've only heard 1000 times
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:44am trouble:

no annie. not yet. but i should just prompt him, perhaps...
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:44am Cecile:

trouble, you can catch chunks of the first eps on YouTube.

I have a funny story about this. i have had directTV for a zillion years, and I never get good deals like the new customers.

So I called them up. I said "I want free HBO for 3 months like the new people because I've been with you forever."

My call got lost in the depths of the system and I got transferred to someone else. I said "I want free HBO because the new people get it, and I want to see Flight of the Conchords."

Ten minutes later, I set my Tivo Season Pass to "stun".
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:45am trouble:

cecile, that is a touching story. sob sob. why can't i do that?
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:45am annie:

when i was working for the contracting company down there, the only station i heard from the radios of co-workers was that awful rock station that had howard stern. then came the greaseman. but i listend to amu in head phones the bluegrass was great..
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:47am Cecile:

maybe because you're one of those wonderful people with integrity who only get broadcast and round it out with Netflix? ;D
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:48am chris:

Ummm.. that was interesting.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:49am dc pat:

yeah, AMU decided to dump the bluegrass for some reason...so it's kind of useless now.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:51am annie:

i loved lee michael demspey... his show rocked. i moved away before they took the BG off. i also miss whfs... they were great! til they moved to annapolis.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:54am Cecile:

it's such a sad story remembering all the free form and community stations that ended up being boring classic rock.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:56am annie:

on the last day of HFS's broadcast the djays really let loose and broke a few rules. they were pissed..the music that day was amazing
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:56am Cecile:

now I got a boring meeting. Have fun!
Great show as always, Trouble.
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:57am Cecile:

I can imagine, Annie.
I heard similar things happened the day Ann Arbor's last commercial freeform station made the switch, too
  Thu. 2/12/09 10:58am dale:

people pay for television? funny, in this economy you'd think that might be the first thing to go (after the starbucks, of course). on top of the rooftop antenna we have blockbuster, but they have really cut down the # of movies and free exchanges we get in our plan. still cheaper than cable. besides, have you ever seen the 400 blows or fitzcarraldo on cable?
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:03am 55ffrr:

Herzog has been absent from most cable stations, but 400 blows was just shown on tcm last month.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:03am Civil Joe:

I kept the cable, and the Starbucks for that matter (just black coffee, no fancy latte this or that) The first thing to go was the landline phone.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:07am Kevin in London:

Dale, I have satellite TV - 600 channels and nothing to watch. Fondly remember when I was a kid in the '70s, when we had 3 channels and a black & white TV - those were the days...
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:07am jamesie:

nice eccles... Effric is coming back from Barbados in an hour after a horrible week.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:09am postmanpaul:

hi annie, does the bird-song record include the curlew? they sound so cool and eerie-ish; theirs is my estuary mud-flats bird-song of choice as the sun sets behind the anchored wooden hulk on-which the story of the 'heart of darkness' begins to unfold.
and curlew was the name of my rowing club in greenwich london :)
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:10am dc pat:

when I was a kid, we received channel 29 fro Philly over antenna, so it was 3 Stooges, Batman, and Japanese monster shows EVERY afternoon.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:10am dale:

we need the fax old tech (fax machine, unfortunately) so the landline has to stay. kevin, I had a free-to-air mpeg sat reciever set up until a lightening strike took out the reciever, but I got a couple hundred channels of arab, german, indian and asian television. I saw a lot of movies on it, dubbed but with english subtitles. China Central Televsion was a great network, a lot of english language documentaries about China.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:11am Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:11am annie:

PMP- i am not really sure, i listened to it years ago. trouble can tell you once she wrests it from joe's cold dead hands..
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:12am dale:

dc pat: Ultra Man in the afternoon, Godzilla and Gammara at night?
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:14am annie:

we were lucky enough to live in long island with the great television from the city.. little rascals were regulars on our list and(when our parents weren't looking) the wretling. all thos ekids shows too... i have found alot of them on youtube now..
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:19am dc pat:

Ultra Man, Johnny Socko, and Space Giants which was by far the best. I think these shows had a huge effect on my social development...as did the stooges (both stooges).
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:20am vivian:

Is Karen Dalton covering a Neil Young song?
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:20am jamesie:

I loved the Grand Ole Oprey coming out of Athens airport by courtesty of the American Forces Radio and Television Service every Saturday night at 8pm during the time of the fascist Greek Colonels regime in 1967. The US 6th fleet hung around to help the Israeli Jets get spare parts while they pounded the other lot. Great radio though!
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:20am trouble:

paul, i am putting you in charge of getting us some curlew sounds!
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:20am fishmonkeystew:

Howdy all! Nice set list yet again, Trouble. Thanks!
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:21am annie:

and i would lie in bed at night with my beloved transistor radio, listening to stations from all over the country.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:24am postmanpaul:

trouble, cool, but failing that i'll post a brace of 'em to you.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:25am dc pat:

ah, a brace, meaning two. We covered that about a month ago...
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:28am dale:

my first purchase ever was a GE transitor radio (got the emergency band, too). I would listen to it at night with a radio Shack pillow speaker and imagine what Chicago or Pittsburgh looked like.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:28am trouble:

  Thu. 2/12/09 11:29am annie:

trouble- you should ask joe about that record.. i told him it had your name on it..
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:40am listener mark:

Trouble, I tried the risotto recipe. I need more practice. It turned thick, well sort of solid.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:43am trouble:

listener mark, you need to add more stock and not let it cook down so much...keep testing it so see if the rice is done, not soft but still with a little tooth to it.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:44am listener mark:

Thank You
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:45am postmanpaul:

fu..ing hell, the orig 'heart of darkness' really should be filmed. i for one am looking forward to the bit where the cannibals 'manning' the engine room lose their hippopotamus.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:47am PMD:

dc pat, I think AMU has an HD channel that they play bluegrass on... but yes, does suck that it's gone.
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:55am chris:

what a great show
  Thu. 2/12/09 11:56am trouble:

thanks everybody for chiming in, cheers.
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