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Options December 21, 2017: draw it with your eyes closed

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format New Approx. start time
carla del forno  clusters   Options the garden  blackest ever black      *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
sandcatchers  watch the wings slow   Options what we found along the way  chant records      *   0:04:42 (Pop‑up)
dina martinez  christmas   Options       7"    0:08:21 (Pop‑up)
maria callas  mozart Don Giovanni non mi dir (atto II)   Options rarities          0:11:44 (Pop‑up)
alex chilton  dream lover   Options big star keep an eye on the sky box          0:15:48 (Pop‑up)
maxine weldon  make it with you   Options Mood Shirt ('70s Do-Over): Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie 2017 Marathon Premium          0:19:38 (Pop‑up)
arnaud fleurant-didier  risotto aux corgettes   Options la reproduction          0:22:40 (Pop‑up)
nina simone  everyone's gone to the moon   Options and piano!          0:26:12 (Pop‑up)
kenny graham and his satellites  utsu   Options moondog and suncat suites          0:29:15 (Pop‑up)
bob, andy and marcia griffiths  learning things about you   Options sweet memories          0:42:09 (Pop‑up)
francis bebey  la condition masculine   Options African Electronic Music 1975-1982          0:44:13 (Pop‑up)
LCD soundsystem  tonite   Options american dream        *   0:47:33 (Pop‑up)
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino  quannu te visciu   Options canzoniere  ponderosa music records      *   0:52:55 (Pop‑up)
lars finberg  born shopping   Options moonlight over bakersfield  in the red      *   0:57:20 (Pop‑up)
brian eno  the true wheel   Options taking tiger mountain (by strategy)          0:59:24 (Pop‑up)
annette peacock  joy   Options i belong to a world that's destroying itself          1:10:53 (Pop‑up)
broadcast  where youth and laughter go   Options the future crayon          1:17:17 (Pop‑up)
sandy bull  No Deposit-No Return Blues   Options e pluribus unum          1:19:57 (Pop‑up)
neil young  powderfinger   Options hitchhiker        *   1:37:05 (Pop‑up)
chie mukai + justin simon  sugita hi no   Options hi tsuki  mesh-key        1:40:11 (Pop‑up)
leah paul  Miami   Options we will do the worrying  skiri      *   1:42:16 (Pop‑up)
helen morgan  i see two lovers   Options Art Deco: Sophisticated Ladies v/a          1:46:30 (Pop‑up)
Anna Karina   Sous Le Soleil Exactement   Options           1:50:10 (Pop‑up)
The Belbury Circle  cloudburst five   Options outward journeys  ghost box      *   1:53:12 (Pop‑up)
nico   little sister   Options chelsea girl          1:56:51 (Pop‑up)
the forbidden five  R.F.D. rangoon   Options Sounds of the Unexpected v/a  ace      *   2:05:39 (Pop‑up)
aine o'dwyer  mass of the rosary ring   Options Music For Church Cleaners, Vols. 1 & 2          2:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Eugenius Rudnik  Dixi   Options Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003) (V/A)  wire  1967    *   2:15:55 (Pop‑up)
luiz henrique  mas que nada   Options Record Club Volume Two (V/A)  mr bongo      *   2:19:31 (Pop‑up)
Emilio Aparicio Moog  los visitantes de sirio   Options Expansion Galactica  mental experience      *   2:22:25 (Pop‑up)
krootchey  hot voodoo dub   Options qu'est-ce Qu'ila  dark entries    12"  *   2:26:17 (Pop‑up)
gillian hills  pres de la cascade   Options gillian hills      10"    2:33:44 (Pop‑up)
sheridan fox  native sun   Options patagonia        *   2:38:50 (Pop‑up)
el turronero  Eres Lava de un Volcan   Options new hondo  pharaway sounds  1980    *   2:41:25 (Pop‑up)
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile  over everything   Options lotta sea lice  matador      *   2:45:44 (Pop‑up)
francoiz breut  la femme sans histoire   Options francoiz breut          2:52:56 (Pop‑up)
the daisy chain  Superfluous Daisy   Options straight or lame          2:56:06 (Pop‑up)
serge gainsbourg  negative blues   Options confidentiel          2:58:50 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 9:01am Trouble:

good morning thursdayites
Avatar 9:02am Sem:

Hello, and good morning, Trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am melinda:

Hi Trub!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am thriftstoreleather:

good morning, Trouble
  9:04am Susan C.:

Good morning, Trouble. This is the first song I'm hearing today and it's just beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am sphere:

hi Trouble and the Troublers!
Avatar 9:05am Trouble:

thanks @susan c!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

Clay Pigeon just proved that art teachers like to sing on the radio. Who knew? :-0
Avatar 9:07am northguineahills:

*obligatory 'who's the visual artist, today?*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am steveo:

Good morning Trouble & all. Happy solstice!
Avatar 9:09am Trouble:

sorry @ngh, I am without a photographer for today's picture. i succumbed to the seasonality of the crazzeee
  9:09am Leelee:

Good morning all, enjoying the show already :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Itzall Ablurr:

Good Morning, Trouble. Here comes the mush- I've been looking forward to your show all week!
Avatar 9:09am Trouble:

thanks @ leelee! i wrote you a thanks about your kind comments last week, hope you saw them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am steveo:

CREDIT: Ronald Reagan Library, ngh
  9:10am hi guys, hearing you from the J.S. Bach city,than:

Hi guys, hearing you from the J.S. Bach city; thanks for this lovely playlist!
Cheers from Leipzig, Camilo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am DreamCricket:

Lmao - oh man I wish I knew about this track last night.
Goodmorning, Trouble and listener folk
Avatar 9:10am northguineahills:

lultz, trouble, thanks as per usual!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am steveo:

hi Camilo. Bryce played a piece recorded in Leipzig last Friday...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Itzall Ablurr:

"Uncredited White House photographer"- that person gets all the credit for everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Itzall Ablurr:

Ah! The original "Mozzar".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am NotARealDoctor:

Good morning, Trouble! Happy Solstice! Lo Saturnalia! Etc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am annie:

what a voice!!
  9:15am paul:

London calling! music to bake my vegan ginger christmas cookies to! xo
Avatar 9:15am Lixiviated Life:

soaring beauty
  9:17am sugarplumfairywolf:

Hello! Yes, the days are getting longer now!!!
Avatar 9:17am Trouble:

howdy paul!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am steveo:

oh Maxine Weldon! Took me a while to realize that I know the Bread version from those hazy early 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am melinda:

@steveo yes, a soft rock classic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am steveo:

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of August 22, 1970. I was 6 months old!
Avatar 9:25am Sem:

Still a bit mesmerized by the Maria Callas. Wow.
Avatar 9:27am Trouble:

check nancy reagan's shoes, o the pom pom magic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am NotARealDoctor:

I wondered where everyone had gone... It's lonely here at the office...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am NotARealDoctor:

@Sem! I know! I can't get over her! I already went and bought that track on Google Play... <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am NotARealDoctor:

I'll probably wind up buying the whole opera...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Itzall Ablurr:

WTH?!? Utsu? Great, another record I have to find thanks to the folks at WFMU... I thought this was from the "new" Sun Ra "Exotica" record until I read the playlist. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Ike:

I dig this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am melinda:

I dig too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am steveo:

lol the moon
  9:37am Leelee:

@Trouble, I did see your reply! Thanks for the thanks :) Grateful you've got so many playlists archived; I randomly click on the pop-up players - while working and commuting - and they help me get through lots of tough days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am The Oscar:

Morning all! I love Turn It Up, and the Pioneer Valley in general. Mystery Train Records in Amherst pretty much raised me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am melinda:

That does sound kinda scary.
  9:41am Lucky:


Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am ⓘⓚⓔ:

My mother does Xmas dinner like a real American: Hire an Iranian immigrant to cook our Xmas dinner at his strip mall restaurant, then go pick it up and bring it home. LOL. His lamb is always great.
Avatar 9:46am Trouble:

sounds fab @IKE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am The Oscar:

My fam's Danish, so we get together for the full hygge experience Christmas Eve. The big tradition is rice pudding with a single whole almond in it; whoever gets the almond wins a prize!
  9:47am diana:

good morning everyone. enjoying the show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am melinda:

I'm going to eat lebkuchen with decaf and open some presents.
  9:50am queems:

i’m having christmas dinner at my new house which was my grandparents’ old house! i’m so excited!
Avatar 9:51am Trouble:

thanks @ diana! all these plans sound fabulous!
  9:51am queems:

50% of the time i have no idea what james murphy is talking about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am steveo:

This is just super!
Avatar 9:51am dale:

happy day trouble. i thought this was phil lynott but knew it probably wasn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am steveo:

queems that is cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am ɨkɛ:

@Oscar, I thought "hygge" was made up by book publishers to sell quasi-Scandinavian new-age lifestyle rubbish! (There are a billion crappy audiobooks about it.) You mean it's actually real?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am melinda:

congrats, queems!
Avatar 9:56am kwhitehead:

Taking the family to San Francisco on Christmas Day. Staying a week. Any SF listeners out there with tips/ideas/etc? Much appreciated.
  9:59am queems:

@steveo @melinda thanks!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Priscilla:

Eno - like an old friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am The Oscar:

@ike It's actually kind of hilarious to me-- my mom would use the word "hyggeligt" as an adjective all the time, but I always thought it was a silly word she made up (it sounds roughly like "huggly"). When all those thinkpieces and self-help books started coming out about five years ago, it was actually kind of jarring-- I assumed this was a mindset everyone's family had growing up!
Avatar 10:00am coelacanth∅:

hello Trouble, Troubled
i like that picture of mrs.frankenstein rocking' mr.t's world. it's one of my screen saver pix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am The Oscar:

What's weird to me, though, is that most of those books seem to lump it in with some version of "minimalism." All my Danish relatives' houses (my mom's included) are *incredibly* cluttered and filled with with odd little things, which I've always considered a big part of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Passaic River Blues:

@coelacanth: "Mrs. Frankenstein" = legitimate chuckles from myself. Good show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am steveo:

Note: ENO has appeared in the NYT Crossword 266 times since 1949. The first time it referred to Mr. Eno was Friday, May 31, 1985 at 26D "Brian of Roxy Music"
  10:08am GListener MW:

Een Soviet Russia, GPS-Nigel makes plans for YOU!!!
Avatar 10:08am coelacanth∅:

my sister refers to the gps voice as "she", which annoys the shit out of me.
Avatar 10:09am coelacanth∅:

ha, thanks PRB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am melinda:

@Oscar that's interesting. Probably just the convergence of two trends.
  10:11am diana:

family hike after we feast. nice trail along the seekonk river. this year i'm cooking. house full of artists to balance the family. should be interesting. in providence come on by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am steveo:

Sunday, March 27, 2016 119D Composer of the Windows 95 start-up sound
  10:12am emily:

Helloooo! Love seeing Mr. T and Nancy R getting it on! It makes today even more special. xxoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am ɨkɛ:

@steveo, I loved it when DJ Kenny G used to play that on a loop for 45 minutes straight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am steveo:

brilliant; I remember other specific hijinks of his but not that one. btw -Ken said yesterday that Kenny G will be doing a fill-in for him sometime in 2018....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Itzall Ablurr:

If only her future crayon had been bigger... :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am steveo:

i need tea but can't get up now because omg this set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am steveo:

could you play Don Felder next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Hughie Considine:

steveo: I'm waiting for the day when "Manzanera" gets into the Times puzzle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Hughie Considine:

"Phil of 801"
Avatar 10:25am Trouble:

@steveo: i am hatching a plot to unseat don felder from his high ranking status. but that is as far as my plot has gone...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am DreamCricket:

I miss/love Kenny G. *virtual tear*
Avatar 10:27am βrian:

I hope I haven't missed the State of the World commentary. I was moving slowly this morning. And les oiseaux !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am steveo:

@t it seems hopeless... a small price to pay though
Avatar 10:28am Trouble:

i fear it's too late to knit this combo for christmas day family attire:
Avatar 10:28am βrian:

And who's Don Felder, anyway?
Avatar 10:29am Trouble:

the state of the world leaves me speechless this morning @ brian...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am BronwynB:

good morning trouble and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am steveo:

is the green one a dress or an overcoat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am The Oscar:

I'm realizing right now that I havent given Sandy Bull enough of my time. This is fantastic.
Avatar 10:35am Trouble:

i think green sweater man is asking the model that very question as i type...@steveo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am steveo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am melinda:

I really like Sandy Bull from what I've heard on FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Lewis:

OH NO - I have been trying to rid my ear of this worm for weeks!! (although from Rust Never Sleeps)
Avatar 10:47am Kevlicki:

Morning Trouble and all,
Just wondering if anyone else has poked around Neil Youngs new online archive?
Its kind of amazing and overwhelming
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Itzall Ablurr:

This show is amazing. Glad I'm doing some "rote" work and can stay here to enjoy it.
Avatar 10:49am Trouble:

merci @itzall ablurr! haven't had a minute to do that @kevlicki, i heard it's something that should be looked into...
Avatar 10:51am βrian:

Never heard Anna K sing before.
  Swag For Life Member 10:51am Tiago from Portugal:

Hi Trouble. Great show as usual!
@kevlick: Overwhelming indeed is the word
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Itzall Ablurr:

I seem to recall...
Avatar 10:53am coelacanth∅:

Lewis you could be worse off. I've had powder finger in my head for days and never hated it; weeks? I don't know...but I've had "roland the headless thompson gunner" in my head since monday am (thank you Joe McGasco) -not a good thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am The Oscar:

Been meaning to do a deep dive into Belbury Circle/Ghost Box. The Fortean Times had a great cover story a few months back about them, and the weirdly spooky aesthetic of '70s BBC kids programming.
Avatar 10:55am Trouble:

obrigado @tiago!
Avatar 10:57am coelacanth∅:

("powder finger" fuck this auto-incorrect bullshit. -i'm on someone else's laptop and it takes twice as long to post because of going back to correct all the in incorrections the machine has made.)
Avatar 10:58am coelacanth∅:

(heh, I missed one in there too)
Avatar 10:58am Kevlicki:

Its incredibly extensive, I haven't devoted the time it deserves to get acquainted yet. But its really special
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Lewis:

@coelancanthø: I hedged a bit, the weeks long ear worm is more like a medley of the acoustic side of Rust Never Sleeps, but with Powderfinger and Pocahantus as the chorus. While I am not familiar with your haunting tune - I extend my heartfelt sympathy ;-)
Avatar 11:03am βrian:

I didn't know Donald spoke French!
Avatar 11:05am northguineahills:

Drink! feck!, girls!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Itzall Ablurr:

I'm callin' you out, Forbidden 5- you totally stold this from "Moon of Manakoora", my favorite exotica song. Still, nice work!
  11:08am queems:

this is like jungle vs. farm vs. space
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am The Oscar:

@Itzall From what little I've heard (a couple of tracks on the Lux & Ivy's Favorites mixes, which might be all that exists), Forbidden Five were sort of an Exotica parody band. They have another one called "Enchanted Farm" that's basically Martin Denny with barnyard animals.
  11:09am queems:

i would like my personal theme music to just be all exotica songs
Avatar 11:13am coelacanth∅:

Lewis thanks! it's a good song actually (Warren Zevon), just not as an earworm! -and I've had that exact combination in my head before too...maybe because I fairly often play just those 2 songs off the album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am The Oscar:

@queems I've always wanted a light switch in my house that automatically plays exotica, like Dr. Jacoby in Twin Peaks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am steveo:

Wish I'd thought to name one of my kids "YouGenius".
  11:21am queems:

@theoscar that would be SO COOL. my house is already decorated like it should have one of those installed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear The Oscar, thanks for the tip; I have most of those "Lux & Ivy" mixes but they're so deep I haven't really picked out too many single favorites. F.F. seem like a fun bunch, I will have to check 'em out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am melinda:

@queems do you listen to Explorers Room on the GTDR stream? It is an exotica themed show with visits to related musics.
  11:24am queems:

@melinda no! i definitely have to check that out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am melinda:

Definitely! Thursday night 7-10.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am steveo:

Love this Aparicio fellow; so glad that someone dug this up and released it. Alas, I must go away now. Thank you, Trouble, for the fantasticness today. Have a happy whatever it is (and not cooking).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am The Oscar:

@Itzall I downloaded the first six maybe ten years ago, and they were pretty much all I listened to that summer. I haven't delved as deeply into the later ones, but I know there are a couple (16 and 17 maybe?) which are all exotica/soundtrack/instrumental weirdness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Itzall Ablurr:

Exotica hungry? (apologies, beloved wfmu for stepping on your toes a ittle) Darryl Brogdon's "Retro Cocktail Hour" on "another station", as Johnny Carson used to say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am The Oscar:

And seconded on Explorer's Room-- it really is consistently great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Priscilla:

Great music to plot charts by. Thanks, Trouble!
  11:28am queems:

@melinda thanks so much! i’m usually awake for a good portion of that time slot
  11:28am kevlicki:

One minute to the solstice
  11:29am kevlicki:

Well that took a moment to post.
Happy winter all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am melinda:

@Itzall thanks for the tip
Avatar 11:34am Trouble:

ocean charts @priscilla? going on a translatlantic sailing voyage?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear melinda, you're welcome, hopefully all of this "net brutality" nonsense won't hinder our listening experiences, since there is so little "real" radio anymore.
Avatar 11:35am βrian:

Just watch out for the norovirus.
Avatar 11:36am βrian:

Everyone in the office is wearing headphones, yet we all snapped our fingers at the same moment ....
  11:44am queems:

this guy is going for the gold
Avatar 11:45am Sem:

Boy, those are some serious fado chops right here. Lovin' this.
  11:47am emily:

I wish I wasn't a sucker for this kind of duet but I do like it. (Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Priscilla:

Oh dear no — nothing so exotic. Just financial charts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am melinda:

Yeah, the net brutality is kind of scary. I'm trying to stay abreast of ways to fight the decision.
  11:49am queems:

everyone seems to like these two so much and i just don’t get it
Avatar 11:52am βrian:

And that's ok!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am melinda:

Great show Trouble, thanks!
  11:53am queems:

for sure
Avatar 11:54am Sem:

Engaging morning and musical palette. Thank you, Trouble. See you and all next time. Joyeuses fêtes!
Avatar 11:55am βrian:

Ecouter la radio sans chanteuses, c'est comme un jour sans soleil.
Avatar 11:55am βrian:

Coming up on the hour:
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Prepare to dive.
Avatar 11:55am coelacanth∅:

back to work. Thanks Trouble have a happy krampusfest
tchau peeps
Avatar 11:56am Trouble:

happy merry to all of yeeee. thanks for sitting in, see you next week!!
Avatar 11:57am coelacanth∅:

βrian -or to fly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Trouble. Hope the holiday season is stress-free for you, as much as possible, anyway.
Avatar 11:59am βrian:

I leave that to fleep. He's built for it.
  Swag For Life Member 11:59am Tiago from Portugal:

Obrigado Trouble.
Avatar 12:01pm northguineahills:

Thanks Trouble, enjoy the solstice
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