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

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Options May 20, 2010: she don't look back

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
guy chambers & sophie hunter  les amants d'edimboug   Options filles fragile #2 v/a            0:00:00 (Pop-up)
single  pio pio   Options pio pio        thanks andy !    0:04:04 (Pop-up)
M83  birds   Options redseas&lostghosts            0:08:55 (Pop-up)
kraftwerk  it's more fun to compute   Options computer world            0:10:00 (Pop-up)
sibylle baier  forget about   Options colour green            0:14:03 (Pop-up)
lindstrom & christabelle  looking for what   Options real life is no cool  feedelity/smalltown supersound        *   0:17:07 (Pop-up)
the heptones  cool rasta   Options jonny greenwood is the controller v/a            0:23:00 (Pop-up)
Abdul Hussein Khan Shahnazi  homayoun   Options open strings v/a  honest jons records          0:26:15 (Pop-up)
sharon jones & the dap-kings  give it back   Options i learned the hard way          *   0:29:11 (Pop-up)
coeur de pirate  pour un infidele /vocals jimmy hunt   Options coeur de pirate        thanks andy!!    0:39:18 (Pop-up)
dum dum girls  play with fire   Options       7"    *   0:41:29 (Pop-up)
big star  morpha too ( alternate mix)   Options KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY box            0:44:22 (Pop-up)
the beautiful losers  all is gone   Options nobody knows the heaven  lion  mid 70's  CD    *   0:46:43 (Pop-up)
the liminanas  berceuse pour clive   Options       7"    *   0:51:42 (Pop-up)
bertrand burgalat  spring isn't fair   Options portrait-robot            0:53:44 (Pop-up)
little claw  #4   Options split and squalor swallow the snow  ecstatic yod          0:58:07 (Pop-up)
rick tomlinson  surfin'uae   Options open strings v/a            1:00:48 (Pop-up)
lhasa  love came here   Options lhasa            1:11:38 (Pop-up)
bebe del banco  limbo   Options cyclic bits: the raymond scott variations  chinstrap        *   1:15:15 (Pop-up)
nine circles  twinkling stars   Options cold waves + minimal electronics  angular        *   1:16:56 (Pop-up)
massive attack  protection   Options protection  filthy bonnet        *   1:20:58 (Pop-up)
control  por las viejas calles   Options absolute belter v/a  B-music        *   1:29:16 (Pop-up)
little beaver  let's stick together   Options party down            1:31:50 (Pop-up)
hector lavoe  la murga with willie colon   Options la voz  fania          1:41:18 (Pop-up)
the five stairsteps  oooooh child   Options             1:46:14 (Pop-up)
bread  she was my lady   Options             1:49:10 (Pop-up)
brass construction  get up to get down   Options             1:52:22 (Pop-up)
wetdog  lower leg   Options       7"    *   1:59:03 (Pop-up)
glaxo babies  Christine Keeler   Options             2:01:29 (Pop-up)
little richard  dance a go go   Options Saint Etienne Present Songs For The Dog & Duck v/a          *   2:09:43 (Pop-up)
billie davis  billy sunshine   Options             2:12:00 (Pop-up)
los destellos  a patricia   Options roots of chi cha v/a            2:15:36 (Pop-up)
teresa brewer  a woman's world   Options Plantation Gold: The Mad Genius of Shelby S. Singleton Jr.            2:18:24 (Pop-up)
jahcoozi  lost in the bass   Options barefoot wanderer  bpitch control        *   2:21:22 (Pop-up)
dana gillespie  weren't born a man   Options andy warhol  cherry red        *   2:31:36 (Pop-up)
brigitte fontaine et areski  patriarcat   Options vous et nous            2:31:00 (Pop-up)

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wild nothing  summer holiday   Options summer holiday      7"    *   2:40:33 (Pop-up)
alain bashung  what's in a bird   Options figure imposee  barcaly        *   2:43:54 (Pop-up)
Architecture in Helskinki  that beep   Options             2:50:01 (Pop-up)
sylvie vartan  ce lettre la   Options             2:50:28 (Pop-up)
whitefield brothers  safari strut   Options earthology  now again        *   2:53:11 (Pop-up)
liz b and keiligh  the cars that go boom   Options             2:57:27 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

  9:06am trouble:

good morning!
  9:07am Dave in Vermont:

ahhhh, Trouble.
  9:07am Parq:

Back atcha
  9:09am PMD:

Morning! Windows open at home, so I may confuse Trouble's birds with my own. Not a bad situation.
  9:09am yayson:

another great morning of music thanks to trouble
  9:13am MIchael:

Just came across this amazing video yesterday of Kratwerk before they were "Kraftwerk!" Amazing flute and organ duo - http://tinyurl.com/289cs49
  9:14am MIchael:

Oh and top of the morning Trouble!
  9:18am Jill:

Time to get my groove on!
  9:21am trouble:

i think i must be seeking a beat as a way of creating warmth becuz it is FREEEEEZING in this crazy studio....chatterrrrr chatterrrr
  9:24am sugarwolf:

put a little sweater on!
  9:27am trouble:

i am wearing a little casmir vintage item my knitting friend, but that is all i brought, drats.
  9:28am trouble:

good morning michael! you are up early considering you are in a different time zone
  9:33am Francis:

Hi Trouble,
This Lindstrom & Christabelle's track mixed the very warmth with the very cold:great ! But not so cool for you ! Take care ! Have you a glass of hot rum beside you ;it could be good for your cold snap ;purhaps less good for the show !
  9:33am sugarwolf:

well, you should knit your self something up, surely you can make a sweater in two hours ;)
  9:36am yayson:

ok, so my dog is looking around for the birds and sniffing the speakers
  9:42am CheriPi:

Mme Trouble-Avez-vous de Bertrand Burgalat?
  9:42am Brian:

Greetings from Madison. It's time to plant tomatoes.
  9:44am Shana:

Good Morning, Trouble Nation!
  9:47am Brian:

The Trouble Nation rises to offer succor to a troubled nation.
  9:49am trouble:

bonjour francis! tu oublie qu'il est le matin ici, no time for rhum....
  9:53am Brian:

Can't wait to hear: "La sturnelle lance son cri triste." Or some such ...
  10:04am Cecile:

Trouble this instrumental is lovely. I can't get enough of that sound.
  10:07am Dead Corporate Eyes:

buy a Telecaster and an old Fender amp and then detune the guitar a bit...you can have that sound all the time!
  10:07am Cecile:

Thanks, DEC! I might have to do that.
  10:10am Cecile:

Okay, here's a dilemma. I bought a great painting and threw my entertainment budget out of whack. Should I keep my $20/mo emusic subscription, or ditch it and look for new music via blogs and the public library? I do like to have access to newer releases since I still write about music sometimes.
  10:11am Dead Corporate Eyes:

I don't know what e music is...I've always just counted on radio stations such as this to keep me informed as to wuzzup.
  10:13am Cecile:

It's a download service offered by the Experience music Project. THey have loads of indie stuff, and are starting to have access to back catalog of the majors. I can get 50 dls for $20/mo, and I frequently get more thru sales and promo offers they give me.
  10:13am Cecile:

Ditch the emusic spending for now-You'll probably come out richer (in music and $) for it. Let us know what you find!
  10:14am CheriPi:

Oops, that last one is from me to you, not from you to you!
  10:14am dc pat:

Cecile: I'm afraid you're going to have to cut out a meal each day instead. Ya can't stop listenin to music!
  10:14am seang:

it's weird that FMU hardly ever plays Nellie McKay--she's gotta be one of the best songwriters out there!
  10:15am dc pat:

every time I hear this song I get bummed. Thanks trouble.
  10:17am Cecile:

LOL! Thanks, Cheri. I think I'll think a little bit more, but there are so many good things out there. And it's not like I have no records or CDs of my own....:/

dcp, can't do that! I wish, though.

seang, request her! Let your voice be heard!
  10:18am Dead Corporate Eyes:

that e music thing doesn't sound bad...may have to look into that. though I prefer going to small shows and picking up discs directly from the artists.
  10:20am Cecile:

i do that, too! Argh! I think I'm going to keep emusic, but limit the impulse show/amazon purchases.

And dcp, there are loads of small bands with music up on Emusic.
  10:21am Cecile:

and emusic pays 'em!
  10:22am trent:

  10:23am J-Mar:

I have to say that my appetite for new music is almost totally satisfied by listening to WFMU -- plus, when you factor in the Free Music Archive and the WFMU blog, there really is tons of great stuff out there available to try out at no cost. And then when I hear something I really, really dig (most recently Wet Hair and Sun Araw), I purchase it from my local record store or from the label.

Speaking of listening to WFMU, I'm finally tuning back in now that I have an office again! My work got flooded in the Nashville floods from a few weeks ago, and I've been working from home, dealing with flooded basement, etc., so not much FMU lately. Nice to have it back in my day-to-day routine.
  10:24am texas scott:

massive attack sounds like nothing but the girl.
  10:25am north guinea hills:

Holy crap, I actually like Massive Attack. Am I just getting old?
  10:26am texas scott:

sorry,everything but the girl.
  10:27am michaelh:

Is massive attack the new soft rock?
  10:27am trouble:

tracy thorn from EBTG is singing lead vocal on this massive attack song. NGhills: i have liked massive attack forever , am i aging backwards?
  10:28am Cecile:

J-Mar - I love comedy albums, and emusic has a lot of them. I think I'll stick with them, but really flesh it out with free music. Especially since I got Blackie, my 2T hard drive! Paid for by turning old CDs.

I'll take Massive Attack over the old soft rock, for sure.
  10:31am BSI:

hey now... THE BEST OF BREAD played at 16RPM thru a distortion unit & slow tremolo would probably be a lovely thing.
  10:32am Cecile:

Bread are actually one of the scariest and most nihilistic groups I have ever heard. They are kind of frightening. David Gates was one depressed guy. The Ian Curtis of Soft Rock.
  10:34am J-Mar:

I get that Cecille - you can't rely on Scharpling and Wurster to take care of *all* your comedy needs.

Speaking of, who's funny these days? There's a comedy club in our neighborhood but we never go, because there's a good chance it's going to be a comedy-circuit geezer like Killer Beaz or the latest variant on Larry the Cable Guy. But every now and then, they get someone hip.
  10:35am Francis:

Listening to Little Beaver,I was wondering if anyone know the seventies NYC band B.T. Express ? (available on emusic) . I love their 1976 album Energy to Burn.
  10:35am Cecile:

I love Eugene Mirman, of course Flight of the Conchords, Zach Galifinakis, Demetri Martin, Nick Swardson, Arj Barker, Maria Bamford, um, there are more. Doug Benson can be funny, and he usually has someone great open for him.
  10:36am Cecile:

Rhys Darby is pretty hilarious, and I even like the gentle mostly G-rated Gabriel Iglesias.
  10:38am Cecile:

Kristin Schaal is mindblowingly weird and hilarious. I miss FoTC because I'd see my favorite comics and learn about new ones. I still like Jim Gaffigan.
  10:39am michaelh:

It was a compliment!
  10:40am north guinea hills:

I think I was just more of a myopic music snob back in the 90s when Massive Attacked.

(i got over it)
  10:40am Joe M:

Do it, Trouble! Play Bread!
  10:41am seang:

marc maron and eddie pepitone are hilarious
  10:41am Cecile:

I wasn't complaining about them.

I just fear them. Go ahead, play them, I am ready for my soul to be chilled.
  10:41am Maria D:

Bread! Please do play some Bread!
  10:42am J-Mar:

How about a mashup of Bread and Joy Division?
  10:42am Cecile:

I love Marc Maron.

Also, Greg Giraldo. Dave Attell.
  10:43am Cecile:

Wow, I finally heard Hector Lavoe several years back, and he's one of those singers that you know who he is from the first three notes.
  10:44am texas scott:

c'mon trouble...make us a sandwich.
or at least,some toast.
  10:45am north guinea hills:

PBS has a nice doc on Fania recs a few months ago. It was tre nice.
  10:45am Rob W:

Nothing wrong with Bread, Massive Attack - or Wille Colon & Hector Lavoe! Nice choice - this was actually the massive hit from their famous Christmas cd Asalto Navideño - although it's not technically a Christmas song. And on the cuatro, Yomo Toro!
  10:46am J-Mar:

Hector Lavoe! Que rico! [can't figure out how to do the upside down exclamation point]
  10:46am Aaron:

Oye Oye Oye Hector Lavoe - gracias!
  10:47am Aaron:

¡ = opt/alt 1
  10:47am BSI:

whoa -- I step away for a couple o'minutes & come back to a mad uprising of my fellow BREAD FREAKS!
  10:48am still b/p:

Never got the hostility & turbo-cringe. Wasn't a Bread fan in the day or now, but it's fine...even good...as period pop, and entertaining as the "emo" of its day. Big funny to hear the stuff Muzaked...drowsy trumpet mimicking the opening vocal of "Hey...have you ever tried..."
  10:48am J-Mar:

Five Stairsteps: One of THE BEST SONGS EVER!
  10:51am dc pat:

and trouble delivers
  10:52am BSI:

I love the world sometimes...
  10:53am J-Mar:

Digging the Bread -- this is way better than "If" -- but I'm waiting to hear this morph into "Transmission"....
  10:54am BSI:

Of course after a healthy dose of BREAD, I usually need a palate-cleanser like early Controlled Bleeding or Merzbow... all things in balance.
  10:57am still b/p:

Merzbow...'member to mind the ears, BSI. No cranked cans.
  10:57am david from ks.:

I saw David Gates play in the 70 somthings and i thiought he was a very good musician,especially that song about "have you seen me anywhere?"[or whatever it was called],,,call it bad stuff if you want ,but it was worth seeing.
  10:59am Cecile:

I don't think it's bad at all.
It just strikes a nerve and kind of depresses me a lot. I guess that means it's doing what it's supposed to be doing.
  11:00am Dead Corporate Eyes:

life isn't all kitties and sunshine
  11:01am BSI:

Of course I've also had a very unhealthy fixation on old Bobby Vinton records for ages, so I'm clearly in need of prescription remedies...

and DCE, kitties make me sneeze, so even THEY are depressing. Always.
  11:01am dc pat:

yeah wet dog!
  11:02am Chris from DC:

And where else are you going to hear Bread and Glaxo Babies in the same set?
  11:03am ffrr:

Hi Trouble, great cuts as usual today. Seang: I totally agree on the Nellie McKay comment. She must rub somebody the wrong way (understandable), but her Doris Day record is outstanding.
  11:03am J-Mar:

Amen to that! It's why I love FMU!
  11:10am ffrr:

Yes, 'El Cantante' was the LaVoe movie w/ Marc Anthony.
  11:11am flank Steak:

Trouble, I love the Birds; How can I get me some?
  11:12am seang:

Little Richard Rules! his authorized biography by Charles White is incredible too
  11:20am Stuart Troutman:

Wow, I never knew Teresa Brewer recorded for Shelby Singleton.
  11:23am trouble:

flank steak: I find most of my birds, usually audubon recordings or such, used at record shops or yard sales, but i have seen some on the wide world of web technology(mp3's)
  11:28am Dead Corporate Eyes:

be DIY, record your own damn birds...it's easy and fun if you have a hand-held digirecorder!
  11:29am Dickdong:

@ seang
A few years ago I ran a village post office near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Charles White was an occasional customer. My optician had his practice underneath Charles White's chiropody surgery. You could hear the garalous Irishman entertaining his customers as he was cutting their toenails and removing their verrucas whilst you were downstairs having your eyes tested.
  11:30am listener stu:

Hi Trouble and all the "Troubled " people out there ! Is there anything more beautiful than May? I'll see if I can find some Finnish birds to send your way!
  11:33am trouble:

hey stu! are you feeling the ash cloud?
  11:34am listener stu:

No ash cloud here now, hoping for clear skies in July ! cheers!
  11:35am seang:

ya gotta love sloths:
at a job interview for California Pizza Kitchen, they asked me what animal I would like to be. I said a sloth. I did not get the job.
  11:42am dc pat:

sloths are definitely cuter than eagles
  11:43am Jennique:

I have to go with Seang on what animal to be. I personally would love to be a manatee and float my fat, bloated body in hot springs for my entire life.

I don't think that would get me a job either.

AND I went to a sloth farm in Costa Rica AND yes they are cuter than any newborn kitten or puppy any day of the week.
  11:44am Francis:

With this unusual cold in the area I live, lots of small birds died :those who had just arrived from Africa :in particular,the house-martins who ,after their long tiring trip,haven't stand the test of cold.
  11:45am dc pat:

sperm whale for me. I have this urge to dive really deep in the sea and eat gigantic squids.
  11:53am miketp:

little beaver was a mdget wrestler in the 60s
  11:57am Cecile:

The cars. That go boom!
  11:58am Jennique:

WOWOW! I didn't know The Cars That Go Boom was set up for karaoke! Where can I get it! I want to sing it!

Go Liz! Go Liz!
  11:58am Daniel:

Can't get enough of the boom. I think this version may beat L'Trimm!
  11:59am Francis:

I have listened to many times this Bashung's song on radio (I haven't the record) ; I love this track with its strange incompréhensible word always repeated in the chorus : ouatsineubeurde , ouatsineubeurde ... Thanks Trouble to make me discover the real sentence : What's in a bird . Amazing !
  12:00pm Alex:

@Jennique - this is from the last Marathon Hoof & Mouth Orchestra - I don't think there's a karaoke version
  12:00pm Francis:

Tonight,I'm going to see again playing live ,a second time in three days,The Melted Men , an american/european (Athens/Amsterdam/Cologne) band.During their show,they mix freaking electronic tribal psychedelic/voodoo "carnival" music with "theater", a joking theater of cruelty, grotesque, macabre ;they wear and often change costumes,rev up a chainsaw by running all around the audience,cut sausages-fingers with a rats trap,fling very asphyxiating strange smokes,blow up a giant plastic snake (or maggot) who ends up recovering all the place and every spectator who is at the same time dazzled by an extremely heavy staccato white light. They told me they will send their all new vynil album to WFMU soon.
  8:53am Greg Huneryager:

Listening to this a few days later so I can use the pop-up player and since you didn't mention it I thought I would point out that the song that Control played --- "por las viejas calles" -- is a Curved Air tune -- "Back Street Luv" on "Second Album."
  2:55am becca wolfson:

I don't know you, but I love you. Thanks trouble.
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