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Favoriting January 17, 2019: free traffic with a visit from The Bookshop Band

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
attilio mineo  man in art   Favoriting Incantations For Tape: Precocious Noise & Early Electronica Part 1  sound miracle      *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
caretaker  malign forces of the occult   Favoriting A Stairway to the Stars          0:10:42 (Pop-up)
sam spence  waterworld   Favoriting cloud cuckoo land v/a 20 garish quills from the plumage of krautrock v/a  b-music        0:14:18 (Pop-up)
pierre porte  love is all   Favoriting cosmic machine the sequel v/a a voyage across french avant garde 70-80's          0:16:35 (Pop-up)
michel polnareff  le bal des laze   Favoriting Paris In the Spring v/a  ace        0:22:53 (Pop-up)
abbey lincoln  golden lady   Favoriting golden lady          0:26:26 (Pop-up)
barbara lynn  you'll lose a good thing   Favoriting   munster records      *   0:34:23 (Pop-up)
kiki d'aki  tiempo de amar   Favoriting breve encuentro  munster      *   0:36:52 (Pop-up)
 
doug carn  revelation   Favoriting revelation          0:46:28 (Pop-up)
eartheater  curtains   Favoriting Irisiri  pan      *   0:50:21 (Pop-up)
kate glavey  i watched you run   Favoriting in winter  kate glavey      *   0:53:25 (Pop-up)
laura gibson  tenderness   Favoriting goners  barsuk        1:00:19 (Pop-up)
asnakech worku  sak bleh askegn   Favoriting asnakech  awesome tapes from africa        1:03:53 (Pop-up)
 
the vegetable orchestra  hyperroots   Favoriting green album  transacoustic research      *   1:15:11 (Pop-up)
eyedress  Toxic Masculinity   Favoriting sensitive G  lex records      *   1:18:34 (Pop-up)
jodi  night dreamer   Favoriting pop espontaneo  out-sider      *   1:20:20 (Pop-up)
michele mercure  time piece   Favoriting beside herself  RVNG intl      *   1:27:48 (Pop-up)
Lena Platonos  romanian immigrants   Favoriting gallop  dark entries  1985      1:28:27 (Pop-up)
gabi  naked   Favoriting empty me  double double whammy      *   1:32:03 (Pop-up)
sarah louise  rime   Favoriting nightime birds and morning stars  thrill jockey      *   1:35:29 (Pop-up)
hamilton yarns  becoming   Favoriting shadow of the hill  hark!      *   1:39:00 (Pop-up)
lonnie hollie  there was always water   Favoriting MITH  Jagjaguwar      *   1:42:59 (Pop-up)
 
Manolo De Badajoz  danza mora   Favoriting Take A Knife And Open My Heart (V.A.)  sound miracle      *   1:53:23 (Pop-up)
lido pimienta  humano ( el buho remix)   Favoriting Tributaries: A Remix Album (V/A)  Wonderwheel Recordings      *   1:55:37 (Pop-up)
lucrecia dalt  atmosperes touch/   Favoriting anticlines  RVNG Intl      *   2:00:05 (Pop-up)
ursula k leguin & todd barton  dragonfly song   Favoriting music and poetry of the kesh label  RVNH intl  1985    *   2:04:36 (Pop-up)

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interviewing the bookshop band 

 

2:10:48 (Pop-up)
the bookshop band  once upon a time   Favoriting curious and curiouser  the bookshop band        2:20:34 (Pop-up)
bookshop band  interview   Favoriting           2:30:40 (Pop-up)
the bookshop band  the other side   Favoriting curious and curiouser          2:30:26 (Pop-up)
the bookshop band  interview   Favoriting           2:38:02 (Pop-up)
the bookshop band  curious and curiouser   Favoriting curious and curiouser          2:41:04 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  tous les garcons et les filles   Favoriting       happy 75th birthday!    2:44:50 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  mon monde n'est pas vrai   Favoriting           2:47:57 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  ton meilleur ami   Favoriting           2:48:47 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  ce n'est pas un reve   Favoriting           2:51:48 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  Je Veux Qu'Il Revienne   Favoriting           2:55:11 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  la fin de l'ete   Favoriting           2:57:53 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  oui je dis adieu   Favoriting           3:00:26 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  Comment te dire adieu   Favoriting           3:04:18 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

  9:00am
kevlicki:

Buenas Dias problemática
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Trouble:

bueno kevlicki! hola to all whose ships sail upon the troubled ocean
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The Oscar:

Mornin'! Nothing like some nice Thursday morning electronic spookiness.
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Jersey Cowboy:

Smooth sailing - thanks captain!
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Webhamster Henry:

Good modern world morning!
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

i'm thoroughly intrigued…
  9:05am
Colleen:

OoOooOhhh.... haunted!
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Rich in Washington:

Not even ten minutes into the show and I'm cllckin' stars like there's no tomorrow.
  9:05am
John from Florham Park:

Hello my fellow WFMU minions
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Dances with Moomins:

Mornin Trouble! Snowy and cold in Finlandia, smart Moomis must be hibernating. Interesting sounds today!
Avatar 9:06am
TDK60:

Morning Trouble. This cut a bit eerie, but the title says it.
  9:08am
sugarwolf:

Hello Happy 75th birthday to Françoise Hardy!!!
Avatar 9:14am
TDK60:

..gotta go to work soon, don't wanna...
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Trouble:

merci for that info sugarwolf. will play lots of francoise later on today in honor!
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steveo:

good morning; sounds so good in here
  9:15am
John from Florham Park:

@TDK got to go shopping too and I don’t want too either
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Why i love WFMU, reason #2,9654; i didn't even know until this minute that this is exactly what i wanted to listen to right Now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Granny Spicy Tuna:

and don't try to tell me that 2,9654 is not a number. Trust me, I'm an unlicensed 'pataphysician.
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sphere:

hello. who licenses 'pataphysicians anyways?
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melinda:

hi Trouble and all!
Avatar 9:23am
PKNY:

I've seen this Abbey Lincoln record around and have always been curious on the "Golden Lady" cover, interesting jazz take on this. Jose Feliciano does a version that is stellar, as well.
Avatar 9:23am
Roberto:

Mornin' Troubs and Troublets!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, fine citizens of Troubleville!
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shake'nblue:

morning all ~~ @Trouble thanks for painting this morning soundscape
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Dances with Moomins:

Oh yeah!
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

@sphere, if you find someone who licenses 'pataphysicians— RUN!!!
  9:29am
Slaboch:

Barbara Lynn turned 77 yesterday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
Trouble:

thank you @michael! i saw that and actually remembered to play her today, sort of a miracle for me, i always forget.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am
Trouble:

morning@stu!
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steveo:

coraTHon
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steveo:

nacida en León, España, en 1954
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Linda Lee:

1954? who?
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steveo:

kiki
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steveo:

qui? kiki.
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Linda Lee:

i'm far too late to the show. Good morning Trouble & Moderns!
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TDK60:

Linda, at least you're hear...
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, such a pleasure to have your virtual, yet delightful, company…
Avatar 9:53am
TDK60:

..gotta leaf for work...
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

ciao, TDK60! Come back soon, ya hear?
Avatar 9:56am
Dances with Moomins:

@Granny Spice, your number 2,654 reason is why we're all here. Ms T plays stuff ( all the time !) that I didn't know I needed to hear and then time and again I (we ) think WOW , yeah... and we flow with the go. Kudos to Ms. T ( I say we buy her nice headphones !)
Avatar 9:59am
quinn:

I'm so excited, my childcare schedule has changed so now I am working at my computer during your show and I love it so much!
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

@Dances with Moomins, yeah! I've been hearing complaints about the headphone situation since the move into the boxcar. These devoted DJs deserve the finest equipment! Care packages for all!!!
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Trouble:

yeah! @quinn, glad to have you happy and listening in
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Trouble:

thanks for thinking of my headphone needs@stu and granny, apparently i just need to stop complaining
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zpulpa:

I am sadly late, but happily here now! Hello Trouble and friends!!
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Linda Lee:

so long TDK60!
good seeing you, Granny!
  10:07am
prudy:

love this excerpt...so accurate
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sphere:

does this mean that only "true" literature is political?
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Linda Lee:

god forbid we should find satisfaction in anything we only buy once! our dumbing down continues.
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melinda:

I didn't know reading had a bad rap. But I know attention spans have diminished.
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sphere:

"overtly" political, i mean.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Alrighty, gennntly placing "Normal People" onto the to-read stack…
  10:09am
prudy:

how literature is used by some to generate "impressive" images of themselves
  10:09am
PJ:

Isn't the act of reading Sally Rooney's book just as much an act of showing status (I'm hip, I'm reading a Man Booker nominee!) as any other book?
Personally, I read for pleasure and for education, and I don't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks about me because of the books I read. (Though, of course, they should be admiring me for my erudition.)

I haven't read any of Rooney's books, but I have read excerpts, and her prose seems deadly dull. And I can't take anyone seriously who doesn't see the beauty in Yeats' poetry.
  10:10am
Ochre Ogre:

Reading is discovering.
  10:10am
renbo:

Hi all is anyone else having issues posting comments?
  10:11am
prudy:

can't take seriously any argument against reading
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Linda Lee:

the reduced attention span is learned. increased attention span will also be learned. just have to intend it & also divorce from the other teaching intentionally.
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sphere:

i'm not saying that we shouldn't be political. but if she accuses readers of being "false" because they are not politically active, does that mean only "true" readers believe like she does? <end>
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Linda Lee:

we'll never get away from a writer's POV in their work! forget it! :-D
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Linda Lee:

reading has never been performative for me & don't understand why it should be for anyone.
  10:15am
PJ:

@Linda Lee: the reduced attention span is, unfortunately, habituated and reinforced every day by the internet, and after (hopefully) people have moved on from Facebook and other destroyers of democracy, that habit will still remain to be broken, because the internet feeds on clicks, and we are like monkeys hoping to get that next blissful grape, if we just click through enough, we will get a millisecond of stimulus before the craving returns.
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Linda Lee:

yep. agree. this is why unlearning habits of attention has to be intentional.
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Dances with Moomins:

New bookcase arrived yesterday..Livingroom bookshelf library being re arranged. Need more books! Haven't read any authors because they won prizes.
  10:17am
morphe:

T... Taught NYC BOE for 26 years.. [1990-2016).. Alt. HS (17-21 year olds) So Bx then Bed Stuy. In the eARLY YEARS THE STUDENTS (NOT ALL, BUT A MAJORITY) GOT OVER THE RESISTANCE AND GOT INTO it: "Yo Mista, I finished that one can I get another(almost sheepishly as if it was another bowl of ice cream.)" Asking for extra books for the holidays/summer!!!As Jim Trealease said once: "Kids don't steal textbooks. Find out the most stolen novels in the school and buy tons!!!!!" Thanks for teaching and spinning = Everyday is Teachers' week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sadly, in the end, Cell phones seemed to change a lot!!
pss. Not a Luddite ..of my 5 daily classes - 3 Lit and 2 Photoshop.. but the cell phone and internet plagiarism has hurt teaching/reading in ways...
  10:17am
BAsTasTas:

Ultimate escape is only possible through eyes, mind and heart of someone else
  10:18am
nondo:

Let me just add that this diminishing attention span issue has been a target of critics since the times of the greeks or something like that.
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Linda Lee:

for a decade plus i lived without connectivity at home, because i was one of 2% of new york state residents without access. you'll never believe what i did instead of clicky clicky! ~
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ifeelfatnsassy:

This Jodi is lovely.
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ifeelfatnsassy:

j/k... I meant the Michele Mercure. Reminded me of Dallas Acid.
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The Oscar:

I read a thinkpiece the other day about how Marie Kondo's "30 books or less" strategy is bad because the point of having books is to display your personality to others, and it drove me crazy because I disagree vehemently with BOTH sides of that argument. When asked about my overflowing bookshelves (and DVD shelves, and CD/record shelves...), I tend to quote Harlan Ellison: "What good's a library where you've already read everything?"
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Linda Lee:

i think heightened concerns about diminished attention spans are valid now (and new), because the influences on the way we process information are incredibly insidious.
  10:25am
Greek immigrant:

I was lost for a moment, I thought I was listening to Greek radio. I didn't expect to listen to Lena Platonos <3
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melinda:

@Linda when you don't have internet access it's amazing what possibilities open up! When I don't have the attention for reading a book it's because of brain fog, but when I do I can really get into the book. So I feel like I'm not too far gone in spite of all the time I've spent online.
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Linda Lee:

i think people are objecting to the Marie Kondo's methods of organization now 'cos it's cool :-D
also think it's silly to assume that she intended a cookie-cutter application of her advice on de-cluttering.
@melinda ~ tell me about the brain fog! it's hard to decipher the cause or the pattern of decreased attention span on my part, because of it.
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Linda Lee:

somehow i sense it's the Lyme & co-infections. it just feels that way.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

What? I was distracted. Where were we? Clicky-clicky!
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Linda Lee:

forgive me for posting 'the Marie Kondo'. that's not a noun really
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

So are these opinions by Sally Rooney expressed in her interviews or just in her book? Are they hers or are they of her characters? I sure hope i am not held accountable for all of the crazed ideas and expressions of characters i've written.
  10:31am
renbo:

@Linda Lee I just saw your comment about not having access for 10+ years and not believing what you said you did but did you say what it was that you did? UsingH tech difficulties here ironically lol
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Linda Lee:

i get the feeling that a total reset on the attention button might involve watching all episodes of 'An American Family'
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Dances with Moomins:

books book are good for your heart, the more you read the more you smart!
  10:32am
PJ:

@Granny Spicy Tuna: In one of her interviews, Rooney talks about the freedom of using characters to express opinions that would not be taken so easily if she expressed them personally.
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Linda Lee:

@renbo ~ i read a lot of books :-D
  10:34am
morphe:

LindaLee.. I did not imagine you were watching TV.. All innuendo intended.[Ouch, that almost sounds like Nintendo} NOR PLAYING NINTENDO!!!!!!!
  10:34am
renbo:

... Don't change the subject but I thought I'd just mention that all the data leaks over the last few years have been arranged in a new and convenient leak listing then all in one ready easy place! SMH
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/data-breach-email-password-login-hack-safe-address-security-a8732326.html
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Linda Lee:

the mountain valley where i lived without access is still only about 25% connected. the company that received a state grant to connect us basically bailed out without honoring the contract.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

PJ, ah, the old hand-puppet technique. I guess that's what fiction has been doing since the beginning. I just wondered how direct she was in her interview mode. The brief glimpses i've taken of reviews reveal a generational issue. As a "Gen-X" type, I have difficulties relating to "the snap-chat generation." I could read this as anthropology.
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Linda Lee:

@morphe ~ no, no tv reception either without cable
  10:36am
renbo:

Is it attention span or shallowness and vanity top
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Linda Lee:

that's right, you're about 10 years my junior! i was initially mistaken 'cos your name is Granny. everyone named Granny is older than i am.
  10:38am
morphe:

LindLee: that is what I said - not because of lack of TV...choice
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Linda Lee:

@renbo ~ yes. :-D
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Linda Lee:

@morphe ~ right.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, ha ha! I've been called Granny since i was in my early 20s, by friends older than me. It was all the knitting and baking i did in my thrift store dresses. Plus i liked to dress in Granny drag!
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Linda Lee:

that's cute! :-)
  10:40am
morphe:

Granny... Trouble, Cranky Mary.. so many FMU names that seem contrary [Sorry Contrary Mary] Contrary to their souls/spirits!! thanks all..
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Linda Lee:

you were talking about your thrift store dresses & clunky shoes recently. i was the generation ahead of you, in thrift store dresses & either ballet shoes, combat boots or pumps.
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Webhamster Henry:

Indeed - I'm not a hamster at all! #bigreveal #outed
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Dances with Moomins:

I wonder if authors ( as Ms. Rooney ) are acutely aware of publishers' rejection/acceptence of books that will or won't be sold well and are aware of marketers' view of the 'industry'. All this regardless of merit (of a manuscript if marketing wasn't a consideration). Perhaps I do feel smug because I read...dunno....sure ain't gonna stop now !
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Linda Lee:

.. or Converse! forgot the Chuck Taylors!
  10:42am
renbo:

@Linda nice!! All thru the 90's we avoided tv like the scourge it is and cuz we dropped outs HS, we decided to read antiquated English literature. Probly no noticeable positive effects but now we speak antiquated English and don't quite ever fit in
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Oh, i did the taffeta skirts and combat boots combo, too. But was more likely to have Cyndi Lauper hair, Boy George makeup and an Annie Lennox suit.
  10:42am
morphe:

WebHamsterH: I am a morphe'
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still b/p:

Lonnie always always good.
The internationally-noted giant spinning ice disk in a river about four miles from me....has stopped spinning. You say there's no more revolutions, wellll, you know, we all want a viral whirl.
If it had lasted long enough for a naming contest, I mighta suggested the Frozebee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am
Granny Spicy Tuna:

You can see the pencil portrait of Granny here: thejasonmecier.com...
  10:43am
prudy:

LL: the internet company or companies who serve the catskills are scum. They SHOULD be treated as utilities, but basically the customer is at the whim of whatever they want to charge you, if you even can get service.
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Linda Lee:

@ renbo ~ well honestly, who wants to 'fit in'? to what?
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βrian:

I don't want to use Gillette, but that's only because I don't want to shave.
  10:46am
renbo:

@Linda Lee lol yes methinks one agree-eths
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Linda Lee:

@Granny ~ oh sure! lots of us did that too! i went more for a shaved peach look (with or without tail) or i vacillated between both lead roles in Liquid Sky.
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Linda Lee:

absolutely right, prudy.
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melinda:

@Granny I like your approach of reading snap-chat gen fiction as anthropology. I'm afraid I might find it too depressing.
  10:49am
PJ:

@Dances with Moomins: Ms. Rooney seems acutely aware of what will sell and what will appeal to Millennial era/age critics (or those who want to appear "down" with the kids).
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Linda Lee:

that's thrilling, Granny! beautiful work! he's good!
now waiting for your site to load ..
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melinda:

I thought the Gillette ad was kinda dumb. They're a razor company and doing something they think will sell product in a fakey, ham-fisted way.
  10:51am
morphe:

Have to pick up wee Simon from school... TILL!!!!!!!!!!
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Linda Lee:

the main thing is to get the product name out there. so they've done that. their team at the ad agency is flyin' high!
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thedunkel:

Good Morning Trouble - good morning all!
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zpulpa:

As a younger listener I will have to say that I certainly feel very frustrated with the culture of less books and a deeper and more tightly knotted tie between folks social media selves and their, or our, other selves.... I think books play a really important part in the struggle out of a mechanical brain, but it takes practice, different from the lack of practice needed to fall into a clicky clicky hole.
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Linda Lee:

@zpulpa ~ i'm with you. absolutely right. ~ folks who feel similarly are also rebelling against Marie Kondo's '30 books or less' as if they're being advised to take an arm off.
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zpulpa:

I feel much more concerned with cutting my time scrolling on social media, or the internet generally than I do getting rid of the books that do nothing but motivate me to read! Marie Kondo really went viral this week, I think its a funny phenomena, seems like a good time to go to the thrift store...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am
melinda:

@zpulpa that's the spirit! She's on Netflix now, she won't go away!
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The Oscar:

Ian Svenonius wrote an article a while back that articulates a lot of the issues I have with "minimalism chic" pretty well: www.jacobinmag.com...
  11:00am
Polyus:

Ah, this is the LeGuin recording I have been reading about. Very nice.
  11:00am
Emily:

Good morning Trouble! Am in and out of listening range this morning. So glad to hear selections from your wondrous world.
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zpulpa:

“If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!” ― John Waters
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Linda Lee:

i picked up her book last year when i was preparing to sell an immense farmhouse packed with 50+ years of belongings. read it & put it down. the pressure i was under to cull & release didn't allow for the contemplation she recommends. now that i wish to downsize again ~ from a home half the size ~ i'll read her again. i don't really think her work is about stuff, primarily. i think it's about consciousness.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, i took my site down last year. Hope to rebuild soon. There are plenty of articles and tv shows that feature Granny's Empire of Art and Jason Mecier's Pencilvania, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am
melinda:

I'm in unloading mode because I'm probably going to have to do mold remediation in my house, and my late husband was a book collector so there's much to sell/donate. But I love having more than 30 books and feel like I need to work at limiting the online activity so I can focus on the wonderful printed material I have. Not easy since online activity also fills a social void.
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Linda Lee:

ah ok. good!
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Linda Lee:

i see you now! fabulous! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am
The Oscar:

I might feel even more strongly about keeping physical copies of movies-- the Netflix/streaming revolution has made it incredibly difficult to see a LOT of films that were pretty readily available just ten years ago. My friends joke that I stockpile DVDs like doomsday preppers hoard guns.
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Dances with Moomins:

thanks to the moderns for views various and sundry . Thanks to Lady T for music for us to dream to . Merci!
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sugarwolf:

I like what Iris Appel said "I love clutter. I think being totally minimal shows a lack of history and soul, and I find it sort of pitiful. I think it’s wonderful to have stuff and live with memories and things you enjoy"
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sugarwolf:

APFEL
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee: this article basically scooped up half the images from my old website! www.house-crazy.com...
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Linda Lee:

@melinda ~ yes it does. typically, i think.
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still b/p:

My parents house, where mom now is solo, is jammed, jammed jammed. And we fear that ultimately the task of sorting, saving, deciding...books and everything else...will be so massive that practicality will demand mostly large-scale disposal. A shame.
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zpulpa:

@Granny Spicy Tuna, Amazing! thank you for sharing. Do you live there now? what has happened to this treasure?!
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Linda Lee:

@sugarwolf ~ that's been my basic attitude ever since i could collect things by myself. now, at 58, it's all become just too heavy. the thought of releasing things i've gone to incredible lengths to hang on to, feels good. i'll be who i am, even if i have nearly nothing. i'm not my things.
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LizGig:

Beth! Ben! Molly! Hello from Sheelagh na Gig bookshop! Thanks, Trouble, for having them on!
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Itzall Ablurr:

The Oscar; to your friends I say "JUST YOU WAIT!" haha but I do the same and of course, still have a fairly extensive cache of movies on VHS, which still play "as good" as they ever did and are just as enjoyable, not to mention pretty hard to find now.
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melinda:

@Oscar thanks for the Ian Svenonius link. On-point and funny.
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Linda Lee:

@still b/p ~ this is the position i was in after inheriting the farmhouse & then ~ because one person does not need a 2400 sf farmhouse ~ selling it. the culling/disposal process took 3 or 4 months, going very easy.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Yes, i live at Granny's when i am not hiding in the woods in the middle of the Salish Sea. I'm about to return to Granny's and if any kind WFMU folx are ever in the city by the bay, come on over for a tour and tea.
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Linda Lee:

Granny, that's lovely! also interesting how a communal project develops a very clear aesthetic.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, i am sure you would appreciate many elements of that whole wacky scene. I think it is because my friends love me and wanted to create an environment that i would feel happy in.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

And now that most of my friends have had to move away from SF, it is THEIR home when they come to town (whether i am there or not).
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Linda Lee:

i know i'd love it. absolutely.
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Linda Lee:

i like the Jacobin article fine. dictated behavior either way? resist. it is all about self-determination & avoiding sheep-like behavior, after all.
to thine own self be true! know why you do what you do. think about it.
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zpulpa:

@Granny Spicy Tuna, A dear friend of mine in College grew up on Potrero Hill and I stayed there for a couple months one winter. It was so beautiful and so much nice light!
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hendrix wolfbat:

Aw drat no atlanta dates. Love your concept. So brilliant.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

zpulpa, Potero Hill is indeed a sweet sunny spot in the foggy city. It used to be so sleepy and undiscovered, but those days are over.
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hendrix wolfbat:

And the song you played was so lovely
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LizGig:

Bookshop Band, any chance of We Are the Foxes?
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Linda Lee:

@Granny ~ have your friends run from hyper-gentrification? we've left nyc for the same reasons.
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Linda Lee:

i left, most decisively, because i feared for my life there, but the full scale transformation of my home town from habitat to investment asset helped.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, yes, most of my friends could not sustain living in SF. The ones that remain have rent control and cunning frugality.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

If i hadn't have bought that house in 97, i would have left long ago. If the house weren't such a unique treasure, i would have sold it by now.
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The Oscar:

On a related note (to both the interview and the conversation at hand), if anyone gets a chance I highly recommend the Montague Book Mill out in western Mass. It's a converted 19th century paper mill on a river in the woods filled with used books, plus a gallery, a cafe/restaurant, and a record store. Really special place.
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otto:

Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, NY!
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SueAdynamo:

who's this Lynn person??
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otto:

(p.s. love the tunes - thanks! Happy trails!)
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Johnzon:

these folk are way better than the shoeshop band
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

I would like to walk into a bookshop and hear this.
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Andy the painter:

hi trouble: is there an english translation of the francoise hardy bio you recommended last week?
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

The Oscar—putting Montague Bookmill on the itinerary for my next trip out East…
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Passaic River Blues:

@Andy: yes, there is. The title is "The Despair of the Monkeys and Other Trifles". Here's a review from the Guardian: www.theguardian.com...
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Emily:

Saw the film "Never Look Away," loosely based on the life of Gerhard Richter. When the young painter leaves the East for Frankfurt/Dusseldorf, to show that he's in a hipper culture Francois Hardy is played in the art studios.
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Rich in Washington:

I can't really understand a word of French but I could listen to Francoise Hardy all day.
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PJ:

Four FH songs - I hope she didn't die
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Linda Lee:

good to know about the mill! if gentrification drives me from my area ~ for the 5th time ~ i'll be looking for a viable creative community that still offers space for actual creation. shall i look out that way?
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jayjay:

@ PJ I believe it is her birthday.
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Andy the painter:

@PRB. thanks! great title.
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Linda Lee:

this is her birthday, PJ!
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Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Linda Lee-you live in NYC right? May I ask (again) what area?
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Rich in Washington:

PJ: I was thinking the same thing (still in shock from learning about Bowie's passing via WFMU playlist) so I Googled her.
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PJ:

@jayjay, @Linda Lee: Phew!
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Linda Lee:

@Wild Neil ~ no, i don't live there any more. 30 years was all the time allowed. i'm in the catskills now.
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βrian:

My wife has mentioned the Montague Bookmill a number of times. She really loves it.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Rich in Washington, and any other PNWers— Shakespeare and Co, off the I-5 in Chehalis, is one of the sweetest bookstore cafes i've ever enjoyed. Chehalis?!??!?!? (As someone who grew up in Longview/Kelso, i cannot believe it)
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zpulpa:

There is a lovely musical and artistic community in the Turner's Falls MA area near the great Book Mill! I think about moving there from time to time.
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βrian:

Many pictures:
www.google.com...
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Linda Lee:

i'll never forget finding a Francoise Hardy disque at a thrift store in the 90s ~ the record had been lived in and on. the jacket was destroyed. it still played, however & i was also smitten!
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The Oscar:

@LL Definitely worth a look-- there's probably some gentrification out there too, but the Pioneer Valley and surrounding areas are still home to a lot of funky/artsy types. Relatively affordable, too (at least compared to Boston)-- if and when my gf and I settle down and look into homeownership, there's a good chance that's where we'll land :)
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βrian:

Ach, that URL got mangled.
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Johnzon:

@linda my friend lives in Turner's Falls/Montague... he said it's where most of the young artsy folk are moving in that part of MA. He's in a couple of bands:
https://theearcadians.bandcamp.com/album/the-third-testament
this is a country album he made last year:
https://sweatenzo.bandcamp.com/album/kisses-in-the-wind
he's also Sam the Appraiser's cousin.
he also described Montague as the least white town in the area and it sounds like there are some deals real estate wise. Im hoping to visit this summer.
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βrian:

This should work: tinyurl.com...
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Linda Lee:

googling Turner's Mills .. Pioneer Valley. least white is promising! please, America, don't make me leave the country for affordable workspace!
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Rich in Washington:

@Granny Spicy Tuna: Thanks! The missus and I are planning a sweep across that part of our state! We're on the hunt for uncharted mom n' pop thrift stores, bookstores, high strangeness...
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Johnzon:

if you wanna be part of an earlier wave of gentrification/pre-gentrification proper bohemianism lol... probably the place to go
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Linda Lee, may the right place at the right time make itself available to you with ease and grace
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Rich in WA—Oooh, i'll bet Chehalis has some thriftstore magick!
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Linda Lee:

@Johnzon ~ thanks. it's what i'm used to. i've been gentrified out of 4 different neighborhoods since the '70s & i'm working on the 5th.
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Rich in Washington:

Lived in the state of Washington almost my entire live and have never really explored anywhere between here and Seattle. Most of my explorations, recreating have taken place South of here, Portland, etc.
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Johnzon:

tho another friend recommended Montevideo Uruguay for artists
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ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Bon matin Troublette! Just tuning in on the Left Coast but will listening on the Archives as always.
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Linda Lee:

thank you, Granny. may we all find our proper place in this world.
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Trouble:

thanks for sitting in this morning, tell your friends all about the bookshop band and their tour!
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John from Florham Park:

Linda lee and the rest of the group this is why I love listening to WFMU, it has turned me on to some very fine music and and just reading the chats make me think what a wonderful group you all are snd the fact you can hear all about other things besides music
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Linda Lee:

thank you for a beautiful show, Trouble! you're a blessing.
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zpulpa:

Thank you Trouble!!!
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Linda Lee:

no one-trick ponies, are we! :-D
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Ken From Hyde Park:

The state of the Trouble is good.
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Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, Trouble! Loving this little Francoise retrospective as this week's TMW denouement!
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Rich in WA—ooh, so much to discover! My guess is all that Chehalis/Centralia area has some weird old lingering strangeness by the banks of the Skookumchuck.
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Linda Lee:

i've always lived there, myself, Ken!
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Santos L Halper:

Merci pour l’Hardy! Finally got round to checking her out lately, after hearing her here for years. Got the Vogue years comp and a 5 disc set. Superbe!
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Rich in Washington:

Thanks, Trouble! I sure do love and look forward to your show each and every week.
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Itzall Ablurr:

Thanks Trouble, happy birthday, Francoise!
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