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Options April 18, 2019: eyes wide

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by Henri Matisse

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Artist Track Album Label Year New Approx. start time
john and yoko  amsterdam   Options Wedding Album  chimera album/secretely canadian    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
winslow  the old year   Options winslow  cold moon    *   0:08:50 (Pop‑up)
coupler  a plain of reeds   Options pop ambient 2019 v/a  kompakt    *   0:14:53 (Pop‑up)
the black frame  the uncertainty principle   Options pop ambient 2019 v/a  kompakt    *   0:19:39 (Pop‑up)
kantuz  txori erresinula   Options 1931  kantuz    *   0:24:22 (Pop‑up)
aretha franklin  wholy holy   Options Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings  rhino  1972  *   0:32:16 (Pop‑up)
 
brigitte fontaine  Cet Enfant Que Je T'Avais Fait   Options est...        0:43:46 (Pop‑up)
eddie lang  blue room   Options jazz guitar virtuoso        0:47:35 (Pop‑up)
feathers  silver leaves in the air of star seedlings   Options feathers        0:50:59 (Pop‑up)
Ela Orleans  in spring   Options movies for ears  night school      0:56:40 (Pop‑up)
john cale  andalucia   Options paris 1919        1:01:42 (Pop‑up)
the proper ornaments  apologies   Options six lenins  tapete    *   1:06:09 (Pop‑up)
swimming bell  wolf   Options wild sight  swimming bell    *   1:08:10 (Pop‑up)
seu jorge  rebel rebel   Options OST The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou        1:10:34 (Pop‑up)
cucina povera  zoom 0003   Options zoom        1:15:14 (Pop‑up)
maria somerville   eyes don't say it   Options all my people        1:18:52 (Pop‑up)
eiko ishibashi  aglo   Options The Dream My Bones Dream        1:23:06 (Pop‑up)
lee fields & the expressions  god is real   Options it rains love  big crown    *   1:28:24 (Pop‑up)
 
deux filles  air tube   Options double happiness        1:36:46 (Pop‑up)
minoru muraoka  nogamigawa funauta   Options bamboo  mr bongo    *   1:39:21 (Pop‑up)
claude fontaine  cry for another   Options cry for another      *   1:42:55 (Pop‑up)
devon russell  my woman's love   Options studio one lovers rock        1:45:55 (Pop‑up)
lafayette afro rock band   darkest light- remastered   Options malik        1:48:54 (Pop‑up)
ralfi pagan  latin soul   Options ralfi pagan        1:54:57 (Pop‑up)
pratt & moody  Words Words Words (feat cold diamond & monk)   Options         1:58:17 (Pop‑up)
jasper bones   someone like you   Options cruise control        2:01:19 (Pop‑up)
Galt MacDermot  coffee cold   Options mr bongo record club vol 3 v/a  mr bongo    *   2:04:44 (Pop‑up)
darondo  didn't I   Options let my people go        2:10:27 (Pop‑up)
nicole willis, UMO jazz orchestra  still got a way to fall   Options my name is nicole willis        2:12:16 (Pop‑up)
el michels affair  el pueblo unido   Options sounding out the city        2:15:43 (Pop‑up)
kinny  shine on   Options         2:19:01 (Pop‑up)
thee lakesiders  parachute   Options         2:21:38 (Pop‑up)
johanna kulig, marcin masecki  deux coeurs   Options ost cold war      *   2:24:35 (Pop‑up)
 
death and vanilla  a flaw in the iris   Options are you a dreamer?  fire    *   2:34:35 (Pop‑up)
os novos bahianos  eu de adjetivos   Options e ferro na boneca!  mr bongo    *   2:38:59 (Pop‑up)
tobias  coisa sentimental   Options mr bongo record club vol 3 v/a      *   2:42:04 (Pop‑up)
molly nilsson  intermezzo: the party   Options history  night school    *   2:46:00 (Pop‑up)
Durand Jones & the Indications  long way home   Options american love call  dead oceans    *   2:49:23 (Pop‑up)
Honey Cone  sunday morning people   Options Soulful Sugar: Complete Hot Wax Recordings        2:52:02 (Pop‑up)
joe bataan  ernestine   Options call my name        2:54:36 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am MikeG:

PEACE!
  9:02am Last White Rhino:

This Ono stuff is driving me to commit violence !
  9:03am convoy_pt2:

Trouble please
  9:04am John from Florham Park:

Oh god not ono
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Linda Lee:

so reactive against Yoko! still!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am queems:

john needs to hang back and let yoko do her thing on this one
  9:04am ?:

terrible
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Goyim in the AM:

No, dudes, this is beautiful and FUI -- I mean, peace.
Avatar 9:05am Roberto:

Bonjour, Troub et Troubadors!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Linda Lee:

agreed, queems. but of course he couldn't.
Avatar 9:06am Trouble:

good morning thursday ites!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Linda Lee:

right on, John. good morning Trouble!
Avatar 9:07am Dances with Moomins:

I looked up, 4pm and remembered it's Thursday! Time for Trouble. Fugeddaboudit! Cheers! Nice image reflects muted Notre Dame.
Avatar 9:07am Roberto:

Someone answer the damn phone already.
  9:08am Derek Bee:

John & Yoko would have been great spokespeople for Casper mattresses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Linda Lee:

highly intelligent & thoughtful people.
'course the media made their action about hair or some other dumb thing.
  9:10am melinda:

Morning all
Avatar 9:10am Sem:

Bought a copy of the wedding album the day after Lennon was shot. Still unplayed.
Good morning, Trouble, and all in the Modern World.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am steveo:

good morning. the beat goes on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Linda Lee:

hi melinda!
  9:13am Yoko:

I'm gunna getcha
Avatar 9:13am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Hi Trouble, and everyone. Timely picture - this evening cathedral bells all over the country are being run in solidarity with the people of Paris and of France. Many of them are buildings of a similar age to Notre Dame and any could suffer in the same way (800 year old oak doesn't need much encouragement to burn, once it has started)
Avatar 9:14am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

*rung*, obvs.
Avatar 9:15am TDK60:

Hello Trouble. I like those troublemakers at the start.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Linda Lee:

me too. 'morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am The Oscar:

Mornin'! Coupler was just up here last month performing a live soundtrack to a silent film by Ozu, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not going.
  9:19am Peter in SEA:

Bon Jour, Trouble, such a HOLY Thursday now!
Avatar 9:19am Trouble:

that sounds pretty darn near perfect@ oscar...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Itzall Ablurr:

Beautiful piece (coupler). Thank you and good morning.
  9:20am kevlicki:

Good morning trouble and all
Avatar 9:21am Diezel Tea:

Hi Trouble and all those in trouble at present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Trouble and trouble-doers.
Avatar 9:22am TDK60:

Kevlicki: looks like Brooklyn today..
Avatar 9:26am Lixiviated Life:

Trouble again
Avatar 9:27am Diezel Tea:

Wait, that didn't sound right, I meant all those that are feeling troublesome.
Avatar 9:27am Lixiviated Life:

Went to the Guggenheim to see the Hilma af Klint exhibit.
Thought provoking and surprising.
I would recommend it .
Only be there for a few more days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am jmr3:

Everybody knows that it was John that broke up the Fluxus
Avatar 9:29am Trouble:

loved that show@lixivated life. saw it twice, told everyone i know to go. outstanding!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am steveo:

the walrus was Joseph Beuys
Avatar 9:29am Trouble:

good one@jmr3
Avatar 9:30am TDK60:

I'm glad the Beatles split, for their own sanity..
Avatar 9:30am milesdougal:

This is my very 1st "signed in" comment
  Swag For Life Member 9:32am tadpoles:

Hilda af Klint has come out of nowhere to be one of the most important woman artists of the 20th Century imho.
Avatar 9:32am Trouble:

welcome@milesdougal!
Avatar 9:33am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Presumably that was sung in the Basque language?
Avatar 9:33am TDK60:

.welcome miles to a crazy house, that somehow keeps me sane..
Avatar 9:33am Dances with Moomins:

Oh no! The Beatles split ??
  9:34am kevlicki:

Lixiviares life and Trouble, I’ve been trying to see the Klint show, it’s now or never. Should I brave the weekend crowds?
Avatar 9:36am Dances with Moomins:

Never heard this version of Marvin Gaye's song. nice
Avatar 9:36am milesdougal:

I Saw Amazing Grace the other day . GREAT!!! Of course , Mick & Charlie were in the congregation on the 2nd day of filming
Avatar 9:37am Lixiviated Life:

@Trouble,
Everything vibrates in that show.
The Swan series was sublime.
Everything perfectly curated.
Divine in every way.
  9:37am kevlicki:

Silly autocorrect.
Problem Is I’ve got an exhibition opening at Interference Archive tonight and my staffing shift there tomorrow. BUT, the Guggenheim is open late on Friday
Avatar 9:37am Melba Toast:

Thank you for playing this beautiful song covered by Aretha on this most Holy time of year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Linda Lee:

@tadpoles ~ yes. nowhere. my question: why was it nowhere?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Linda Lee:

rhetorical question.
Avatar 9:40am Lixiviated Life:

@kevlicki
The answer to your questions is: "Yes".
What I really want to say is, drop whatever youre doing and go NOW.
Avatar 9:40am Trouble:

yes@kevlicki! be in line to enter the museum when it opens and it will be fine. i have seen many a crowded last weekend show this way. crowd thins out as you rise up, blockbuster selfie action is on the first landing
Avatar 9:40am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Rough translation - when you go to the beach, the seagulls steal your chips...?
Avatar 9:41am Lixiviated Life:

Agree, be on line when it opens (10 AM weekdays)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am thatpatsmith:

Nothing trumps Trouble's Modern World. We have our priorities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Linda Lee:

i'll let others read it so i don't have to.
then they can tell me what i think of it! :-D
  9:47am sugarwolf:

My mother wanted to see the Hilma af Klint for her birthday last month so we went. We also saw the Mapplethorpe together too, ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Linda Lee:

honestly, though, society's default position seems to be totalitarianism & when it takes hold we seem to have to let it exhaust itself. just not expecting anything to derail this particular crazy-train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Linda Lee:

@sugarwolf ~ which did you enjoy more, really?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Itzall Ablurr:

I assumed "Klint" was a typo (Klimt?), not aware of this artist, thanks in advance, Trouble! I will dive into her work when time allows (figuratively speaking). Also, does that mean I can be "Itzall AF Ablurr" now? Yep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Itzall af Ablurr:

.
  9:53am sugarwolf:

@LL: I liked the Hilma more, I think. With the Mapplethorpe, I have seen so many of the photos before, in books etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Adrian in London:

Hi Trouble and everyone
  Swag For Life Member 9:55am tadpoles:

#sugarwolf.. that is funny...about your mother. It is important to see the art in the real though. The polaroids of Candy Darling I had not seen before and were great to see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Z-pulpa:

Goodmorning Trouble and friends! I guess it is one of those days where I cannot wake up no matter how awake I am.
Avatar 10:01am βrian:

@sugarwikf: Indeed, the phrase "I'm whipped" has never since had quite the same sense.
Avatar 10:02am ThursdayFernworthy:

<3 <3 <3 john cale <3 <3 <3
  10:04am melinda:

Aah, andalucia. Perfect for today.
Avatar 10:04am Lixiviated Life:

I've seen most of the Maplethorpe works before.
Truthfully I considered not even going in to see them.
A very different vibe.
I did go in (because, well... I paid for it right?)
and was underwhelmed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Cool Runnings:

Bonjourhello. Et nous ecoutons...
  10:05am emily:

I was singing this song (to myself) this morning.
I can listen to you live today as I'm not in the hot seat (of teaching)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Adrian in London:

Oh, I love Andalucia. Such a beautiful song.
Avatar 10:07am βrian:

Maybe it's just the triple espresso, but the sound quality seems especially good today.
  10:09am kevlicki:

TDK60 you hear the news about Judith Clark getting parole?!!!
Clark, a revolutionary organizer from the Vietnam War era, is given parole after serving 40 years while organizing AIdS education and other awareness in prison.
While many consider her a fanatic, it’s clear her passion is for life and justice.

https://www.upi.com/amp/Top_News/US/2019/04/17/Judith-Clark-granted-parole-for-role-in-1981-Brinks-truck-heist/3281555547127/
  10:12am Derek Bee:

Hello Trouble, my family and I were lucky enough to get a tour of WFMU yesterday morning and upon seeing how much music there is to choose from for your show, do you have a plan or just pull tunes as they come?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Webhamster Henry:

That Seu Jorge was a real treat in that movie!
Avatar 10:13am Lixiviated Life:

tranquilo
  10:13am SKI THE POLOCK:

THIS IS KOOL
Avatar 10:14am βrian:

Love those fauvettes.
Avatar 10:15am CarB:

Good show. I love Seu Jorge's live show too.
Avatar 10:17am Trouble:

@derek: glad you got to see the workings behind the magic. no plan, walk in, listen to a bit of the new bin, bring some music from home, look about: what ever happens happens.
  10:18am melinda:

I love the Life Aquatic soundtrack
Avatar 10:19am still b/p:

WEHH should be another common and handy online abbreviation.
Avatar 10:19am Dances with Moomins:

hauntingly beautiful and Finnish, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Devin B.:

Cucina Povera is so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Itzall af Ablurr:

Lovely.
Avatar 10:20am TDK60:

interesting Kev. // Trouble, the music today is helping me deal with my Societal Distress Syndrome.
  10:22am Derek Bee:

@Trouble, Matt said more or less the same thing for his show prep; you guys are amazing given how the flow, like, flows so beautifully. Thanks for a great show ✌
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Z-pulpa:

Its helping me deal with my exhaustion.
Avatar 10:26am kppk:

love this <3
Avatar 10:27am Trouble:

thanks@ derek. that is why fmu is such a great place: it allows us to have fun with the programming and just move forward as we feel, not as it is supposed to be
Avatar 10:27am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Well, it's 3.30 here and I have to go on a couple of conference calls, which makes me sad. Obviously conference calls always make me sad, but today it means I have to stop listening to all this excellent music. I'll try to get back here before the end of the show, but in case I don't I'll just say THANKS TROUBLE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am sphere:

i've visited WFMU before and it was very nice. the dogs were very pleasant as well and Bryce was Bryce.
Avatar 10:28am Rev. Turnip Druid:

good morning to absolutely everyone.
Avatar 10:29am Trouble:

good luck with the conference world@kevin_...merci!
Avatar 10:33am TDK60:

..like that Matisse of Notre Dame, never saw it before.
Avatar 10:34am Roberto:

Don't forget Espanya.
Avatar 10:35am CarB:

I've never felt more Catholic than when I was at Notre Dame
Avatar 10:35am βrian:

There's nothing more sacred than the profane.
Avatar 10:35am TDK60:

I was heartened to hear that the three Black churches burned by racists in Louisiana have had lots of funds raised to rebuild.
Avatar 10:37am quinn:

i love this song and i always wish it went on for ten minutes
  10:37am kevlicki:

The rapid quantity of money raised for the reconstruction of Notre Dame is so illuminating of the concentration of wealth and priorities of the class that steals it.
I’d rather have healthcare and a clean environment AND a work of art/church...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am steveo:

i enjoyed your talk on religion; i was also reading earlier about how notre dame was the birthplace of modern (ding!) music www.interlude.hk...
Avatar 10:43am Trouble:

yes, the $$ raising was so telling of what is seen as important in our society, and how donating $$ is seen as corporate advertising.
Avatar 10:44am Trouble:

very cool article@steveo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am sphere:

@ βrian - And the sacred really doesn't like competition.
Avatar 10:49am βrian:

We, on the other hand, send our funds for the upkeep of the Cathedral of Noise in Jersey City.
Avatar 10:50am TDK60:

Trouble, Notre Dame isn't Presbyterian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am The Oscar:

Oh, wow-- not sure if I've ever heard this in a non Public Enemy context...
Avatar 10:54am Trouble:

notre dame was built in 1163. luther nailed his ideas to a door in 1517. crazy, right? that's some OG
Avatar 10:54am βrian:

It's interesting that when the French speak of something not being kosher (informally), they say it isn't "catholique."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

The Cathedral of Noise in Jersey City is more prone to flooding than fire.
  10:55am fletchernyc:

Is this the tune that Public Enemy sampled?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Phillippe Bastille:

good morning everyone
Avatar 10:59am TDK60:

..word is Perotin did some gigs at Notre Dame. dig his records; he had that medieval sound.
  11:04am John from Florham Park:

@DB so jealous of you getting the nickel tour of WFMU, love this station and the people on the chat boards are pretty damn wonderfully
  11:05am John from Florham Park:

@Trouble I was unde tge impression that Luther did that at the Vatican
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am karlward:

QUANNUM!
Avatar 11:07am Trouble:

o sorry,@john from florham park i didnt mean it was the door of notre dame... wasn't it in germany?
  11:08am John from Florham Park:

@TDK60 when there is news like the muller report that is coming out and all kinds of hell breaking loose, listening to this station keeps us all sane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Phillippe Bastille:

Luther shoulda just sent a group email and not been so dramatic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am sphere:

i checked - Luther nailed the theses to a church in Wittenburg.
  11:08am John from Florham Park:

@Trouble don’t really know where he nailed them
  11:09am John from Florham Park:

@Sphere thanks for the info
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am sphere:

de nada :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Passaic River Blues:

@Phillippe Bastille: hahaha "Here are 95 reasons on why I want to unsubscribe from this listserv."
Avatar 11:11am βrian:

Or, at least, just used a post-it note. Much more appropriate than nailing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am rsj:

so much sax
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Carmichael:

Heya Trouble and troubled souls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am sphere:

"I got 95 problems and, well, the Church is all of them!:
  11:13am John from Florham Park:

Hey Carmichael
Avatar 11:20am βrian:

Wouldn't it be 99 problems and the Rich ain't one ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Rich in Washington:

wut?
Avatar 11:23am TDK60:

Trouble, if you see Fabio in the WFMU library after your show, can you please ask him to get back his edginess? asking for a friend..
Avatar 11:24am duke:

thee lakesiders - such a great song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Planet Tyler:

Big Crown label puts out a lot of nice stuff
Avatar 11:27am TDK60:

..just kidding...(influence from that Pigeon DJ guy.)
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

@RIW: Apologies. The *other* Rich. (1%)
  Swag For Life Member 11:31am Manana:

This last hour or so was all excellent. Will have to hear the opening sets on archive. One day jobbing will not interfere with my radio habit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Adrian in London:

@Trouble Nicole is married to Jimi Tenor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Adrian in London:

@Trouble Ah, *was* married to him
Avatar 11:32am TDK60:

..you don't read the gossip columns?!
  11:34am Polyus:

Someday I am gonna make it to that Record Fair. Someday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Michael 98145:

Bedazzle your LPs! Put a bird on it.

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am sphere:

@ Polyus - you should. last year i made a weekend of it.
  11:36am sugarwolf:

My cousin went on a tour of Germany visiting all the churches with links to Luther. I requested a Martin Luther playmobile which she got me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Phillippe Bastille:

This death and vanilla is nice -- atmospheric and dreamy. Never connected those two elements in the band name, but I do connect with the music...
Avatar 11:38am TDK60:

..yeh that Matisse is fine, was that from his blues period?
  11:38am sugarwolf:

When I went to Paris, I felt very aware that all the churches we visited were Catholic. I blame my Puritan ancestry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Phillippe Bastille:

Funny about that religion thing. I've always been a skeptic, and refer to myself as a recovering Catholic. Never did understand why breaking rules written in stone were things you had to go to confession for one week, but were suddenly ok when the Pope decided to change the rules. Anyway, approaching 62, I'm finding myself missing that connection with a faith. Anyone else in the same boat (ark)?
Avatar 11:44am βrian:

I grew up in a very catholic family, but somehow I got vaccinated early. No recovery necessary.
  11:45am Fernando P.:

Hi Trouble! Thats not Alcione. This is Figo de Guiné by Alcione https://youtu.be/NxAsua_rVtk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Itzall af Ablurr:

Wow, Phillippe Bastille, you throw hard! Speaking for myself, I'm only here for the art, music and occasional food discussions... haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Carmichael:

Born in Ireland, hardcore catholic family. Now live in California, don't give 2 shits about religion. Any religion.
  11:46am SKI THE POLOCK:

@MR BASTILLE YEAH BUDDY IM 58 THINKIN BOUT GOIN BACK TO THE FLOCK I THINK ITS MORTALITY KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
Avatar 11:47am βrian:

I do like the incense, though ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Michael 98145:

Another fine set. Thank you again, DJ Trouble.
  11:48am Fernando P.:

Alcione with Bethania: https://images.app.goo.gl/mpb6obvL1wVPxWb77
Avatar 11:48am Trouble:

@fernando p: i noticed my screw up and corrected it. obrigada!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Phillippe Bastille:

@Itzall lol! Yeah, I spend a lot of time by myself. Lotsa ruminating, limited resources for reality checks...
Avatar 11:48am TDK60:

..a lot of my spirituality comes via the arts. // the US govt. wants to cut funding for the arts, you know because they're very spiritual people up there. // more incense for skeptics now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Z-pulpa:

I love this Nilsson jam! pulls at my heart strings in a way that makes me smile!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Phillippe Bastille:

the incense IS nice...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Ken From Hyde Park:

I thank Pope SM Ken that the radio shows are not redacted and are preserved for posterity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Cool Runnings:

Adios. Hasta la proxima, veamos. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Carmichael:

And the shows are preserved in an ancient building that is perpetually falling apart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Phillippe Bastille:

I've seen Ken wave. Very Pope-like.
Avatar 11:52am βrian:

Priest, chanting: "Oh where, oh where is the incense pot?"

Altar Boy, responding: "I left it in the hall, cuz it's too damn hot."
  Swag For Life Member 11:52am tadpoles:

Thanks for your good work today Trouble.

Thinking in awe of Notre Dame I have always thought these great architectural works show the glory of Man. The creativeness, skill, brilliance of the human spirit over all our thousands of years to build what we build. Pertinent in the expression of "reaching for the stars" as imho they're the only things up there. Shame so many people think otherwise as that thinking has been and still is quite destructive..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Michael 98145:

my god module was never functional
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Itzall af Ablurr:

Haha. I get it. I have the occasional angsty, navel gazing moments of existentialism too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Phillippe Bastille:

@SKI wondering if that's coming into play, or just a way to que sera sera my troubles away
Avatar 11:54am TDK60:

oh yeh tadpole, the architecture is something.
Avatar 11:55am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Phillippe, really interesting discussion here. I recall the moment when I stopped believing. I was 12. I'm 53 now, and science, the Stoic philosophers and music are enough for me. Don't see that changing
Avatar 11:55am Trouble:

well said @tadpoles! thanks for sitting in today! see you next week with charlene darling from France
Avatar 11:56am Sem:

Thx for the Joe Bataan, Trouble. Catch you next time.
Avatar 11:56am still b/p:

One of my altar boy memories is incense-related: the time the priest in a funeral mass directed 13-year-old me to do the thing the priest usually does: I turned to the congregation, directed them to stand, and I gave the smoking censer on a chain a little pendulum swing in their direction. I was mad with the POWER! Actually I was damned self-conscious and ill-at-ease.
Avatar 11:56am TDK60:

great tunes Trouble; glad I could attend today..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Phillippe Bastille:

@Kevin I think I was done with it earlier than that. Have to sit around in a hard pew listening to people chant in Latin was enough for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Phillippe Bastille:

@still b/p that's pretty funny. Paints a nice picture (art and religion!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Adrian in London:

Thanks Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am sphere:

thanks trouble :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks for a great show, Trouble! And thanks for the thoughtful discussion everyone!
Avatar 11:59am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Yes, thanks again Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Z-pulpa:

Thank you Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Michael 98145:

The fear of death is the beginning of religion.
★↑ Be good.
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