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Favoriting July 18, 2019: sphere of influence

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Artist Track Album Label Format New Approx. start time
skylab  depart   Favoriting #1        0:00:00 (Pop-up)
national geographic  sounds of the space age   Favoriting on flexi disc!        0:04:39 (Pop-up)
spiritualized  Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space   Favoriting Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space        0:09:57 (Pop-up)
arthur russell  this is how you walk on the moon   Favoriting another thought        0:13:07 (Pop-up)
brenda ray  starlight   Favoriting walatta        0:17:46 (Pop-up)
deodato  Also Sprach Zarathustra   Favoriting prelude        0:21:47 (Pop-up)
national geographic  sounds of the space age side 2   Favoriting         0:31:10 (Pop-up)
astrud gilberto  fly me to the moon   Favoriting the essential        0:41:03 (Pop-up)
flight of the conchords  bowie   Favoriting flight of the conchords        0:43:19 (Pop-up)
the mighty sparrow  kennedy & krushchev   Favoriting the slave  modern harmonic    *   0:46:26 (Pop-up)
joe meek  disc dance of the globbots   Favoriting I Hear A New World / An outer space music fantasy        0:49:59 (Pop-up)
The Ames Brothers  destination moon   Favoriting         0:52:09 (Pop-up)
henri salvador  le martien   Favoriting     7"    0:54:31 (Pop-up)
colourbox  the moon is blue   Favoriting     7"    0:57:14 (Pop-up)
  introduction to manned mercury spacecraft       7"    1:01:17 (Pop-up)
duke ellington  moolight fiesta   Favoriting and his orchestra 1937 vol 2        1:09:44 (Pop-up)
baden powell  astronauta   Favoriting 18 sucessos        1:12:17 (Pop-up)
Kamasi Washington  clair de lune   Favoriting the epic        1:14:24 (Pop-up)
joe meek  i hear a new world   Favoriting         1:25:13 (Pop-up)
ben l'oncle soul  fly me to the moon   Favoriting under my skin        1:27:11 (Pop-up)
Bran Flakes/ Evolution/ Commitee / Go Home Productions  Tick Tock Cuckoo On Planet mars   Favoriting raymond scott rewired        1:31:08 (Pop-up)
    man on the moon the flight of apollo 11        1:33:06 (Pop-up)
chris bell  i am the cosmos   Favoriting I Am the Cosmos        1:44:04 (Pop-up)
cat power  the moon   Favoriting the greatest        1:47:34 (Pop-up)
george harrison  here comes the moon   Favoriting         1:51:18 (Pop-up)
billie holiday  under a jungle moon   Favoriting the quintessential billie holiday vol 7 1938-1939        1:55:49 (Pop-up)
royksopp  in space   Favoriting melody a.m.        2:12:07 (Pop-up)
lee scratch perry  alien out a space   Favoriting experryments at the grass roots of dub        2:15:08 (Pop-up)
Fleetwood Mac  sisters of the moon   Favoriting tusk        2:19:48 (Pop-up)
gal costa  london, london   Favoriting le gal        2:23:50 (Pop-up)
trouble/mad bunny sad bunny  Walking on the Moon (June on the Moon remix)   Favoriting Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets the Music of Sun Ra (V/A)        2:27:47 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra  calling planet earth   Favoriting Space Is the Place OST        2:31:21 (Pop-up)
gil scott heron  whitey on the moon   Favoriting Small Talk at 125th and Lenox        2:34:50 (Pop-up)
the postal service  such great heights   Favoriting give up        2:36:13 (Pop-up)
daft punk  contact   Favoriting random access memories        2:41:20 (Pop-up)
television  marquee moon   Favoriting marquee moon        2:57:26 (Pop-up)
lyn collins  fly me to the moon   Favoriting think (about it)        2:57:44 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


good morning trouble...
ami a.d.:

Taka the morning D.J.,hello wide web.Smooth transition,thank you.Hope to have a trip out of earth today.Cheers.
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Lixiviated Life:

ready for liftoff
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Saturn V FTW!
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good morning earthlings! moon madness today, climb aboard
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am

morning Trub & folks
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Webhamster Henry:

Welcome to This Modern Moon!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay! Fifty years ago, we flew to the moon and back. Today, we quibble over a flat Earth and vaccinations. Here's a neat account of the descent to the lunar surface: apod.nasa.gov...
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..we going to space? At least a lot cooler and a lot less of the despicable "hot air" around here recently.
sphere (on the app):

hullo (pours one for Laika)
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The Oscar:

Mornin'! That was easily the transition of the week right there.
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Morning wfmuland
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Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy Trouble and the Troublemakers
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I like Arthur Russell
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@melinda me too
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morning trouble & everyone.

Good Morning, Trouble. Finally, I'm syncing live with you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am

hola live emily!
ami a.d.:

Top class
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am

for once i am not bothered by the hugeness of this art image (by robert rauschenberg), it truly needs to be enlarged to see all the crazy detail
Brian from Charlottesville:

Great transition from Wake. I especially liked the National Geo Flexi disc. Thanks for the excellent space show!
David Colangelo:

Robot man on the cover...love this album...
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Aaron Working In Newark:

Good morning Trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am

Haven't heard this deodato since it was on the charts in the early 70s...
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Webhamster Henry:

This version is one of my faves! You may have to dip into other cuts from the Greasy Kid Stuff Space Premium!
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Pierrot Lunaire:

Good morning, fellow lunatics. Trouble, did you get to the Rauschenberg Stoned Moon show?

holy crap. I turned on fmu and got dizzy. my dad played this tape nonstop growing up. so good.

Breakfast of Tang and Space Food over here. Thanks for this wake up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Webhamster Henry:

Yeah Snoopy and Charlie Brown - I forgot those code names!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am

no @ pierrot lunaire. where is it??
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Good Morning Trouble, this is Tel Aviv to Planet Jersey. Loving the theme. With you for the duration.
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..which astronaut was it spilled orange juice into his suit, had to smell it the rest of the trip? He said he'd never drink O.J. after that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am

Since I'm a copyeditor, hearing "one small step for man" now just kind of bugs me because it reminds me that it should have been "one small step for *a* man". Though it's still inspirational.
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Webhamster Henry:

The Hubleys' MOONBIRD(1959)
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Who's up for a cold, refreshing glass of Tang®?
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Pierrot Lunaire:

The Craig Starr Gallery, 5 E 73rd St - I haven't made it up there yet, but hope to this weekend. Ends on the 26th www.craigstarr.com...
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We probably all have some mixed feelings about the space race but the Apollo 11 mission never ceases to fascinate me. And to think it was 50 years ago, it all seems so quaint given the unbelievable pace of current technologies.
David Colangelo:

I wanna go Planet Clare...

I'm fine with just Planet Clare...
Dave from Brooklyn:

Fly me to the Moon,ah yes,one of my favourite songs that I'd here as a kid back in the 60s . Thanks Trouble.

the Conchords: always a fave
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Some say she's from Mars
Or one of the seven stars that shine after three-thirty in the morning
Well, she isn't!
Dave from Brooklyn:

Well we went to the Moon, but we still seem to have our head stuck in Ouranus!
Colin in Durham, England:

Mighty Sparrow! I love Calypso so much. The Trojan Calypso box set might be my favourite record ever

chresti in Griffith park:

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Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah, how's come we're perpetually two years away from having flying cars?
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good morning.
i am dancing.
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will from Hampton:

Is trouble gonna play the Mr. Kennedy song from inside Llewelyn Davis?
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Webhamster Henry:

Foreign language covers of novelty tunes is the WFMU way!
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.was going to go see Mighty Sparrow last week way out in east Queens, but I realized the subway ride out would be 2hrs one way. Forget it.

"Today I learned from DJ Trouble" that Russia put a woman into space during the Space Race. Right on comrades! Back in USA apparently there were no women bc only men were mentioned :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am

@will I love that soundtrack. Great faux-60s novelty song.
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Hey it’s Blake from RVCC drawing class of like 2004. Been listening to you for 15 years!!!!!!
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Webhamster Henry:

Tereshkova : en.wikipedia.org...

Hearing you on here always the best!
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Phillippe Bastille:

I always loved Colourbox. "Just Give Them Whiskey" is wonderful.
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interesting: www.vanityfair.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am

howdy; yay spacemoons!
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wow, double greatness. (Debussy & K. Washington)
Zydeco Phil:

This Claire de lune is exactly how I feel today... how did you do that
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Fernando P:

Hi Trouble! Congrats on the US team conquest of FIFA WWC. The US team played so good and with so much confidence that they sure look unbeatable.

'this old song sounds like kamasi... oh, of course it is' beautiful.
Avatar 10:24am

..this "Epic" triple album has got some expansive melodies; quite an album.
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Webhamster Henry:

Yes this Clair de Lune is very Trouble-y! Now: is there a Nina Simone moon song?
holland oats:

Not usually a themes guy but LOVING THIS THEME!
Andy from LCB:

ooooooh, you ever hear the TMBG cover of this ("i hear a new world")? what a wonderfully spooky record.

@TDK60: The Mighty Sparrow played a second show at Joe's Pub on July 7, it was great. Irwin Chusid, who is now managing a fair amount of his back catalog, introduced the show.
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"Olive juice," he said.

I have so much stress this morning that I needed the best kinda trouble
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PJ- thanks; I need to pay more attention. geez..
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The Nixon blurb made me think I was listening to WCBN for a moment.
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Yeah I was that kid in grade school who said "it's lift-off, not blast-off, duh!"
Andy from LCB:

remember kids, if you see "original nasa pressing" of this guy on discogs, it's a Scam https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-record/
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Listener Scott:

The PBS 90 minute reenactment using the cockpit audio was great. Ran last night but can probably catch it elsewhere.
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Granny Spacy Tuna (they/them):

that's an affirmative, roger! howdy everyone
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Mr. Pumpy:

I'm loving this. I've really been into the moon lately. I'm always in outer space, but lately been gravitating towards the moon. Thanks!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Trouble and Mooninites

Space is cool. Currently reading Mary Roach's packing for mars

Omg chris bell
Mr. Palchepo.:

I keep expecting to hear Lee Majors say, ‘Oscar, she’s breaking up! She’s breaking up!’
Andy from LCB:

@Laurie how is "packing for mars" ? that's been on my reading list for a minute.

Only 100 pages in but loving it so far

I couldn't get through stiff because I'm squeamish
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YES! Who doesn't LOVE the moon? Dreamy.
Andy from LCB:

@Laurie oof, good to know! thx
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Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Music of Mind Control missed an opportunity to play The Moonies this week, but i think they aren't known for their musical productions.
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Fantastic show. Thanks!
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Phillippe Bastille:

Hey Granny, how are ya?
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The getaway module.
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Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

greetings, Phillippe, drinking a delicious lemongrass tea this morning, and so i am pleased, thank you
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Love those mourning doves ...
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Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

βrian: ha ha! i have mourning doves in my eaves and didn't realize these were in the recording—WFMU is becoming my actual reality!
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Passaic River Blues:

The creator of the Lorenz Attractor! So cool!
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Butt wimmins don't no syintz!
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Webhamster Henry:

Dave The Spazz is going to do a spazzaliscious moon song show tonight.
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rm -rf /

(It's happened!)

where can I find the apollo 11 documentary
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Webhamster Henry:

Here's the original Apollo-11 guidance computer code, incase you feel like doing a backyard launch:
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Rich in Washington:

This show has been thoroughly delightful, Trouble! Been listening on my commute but unable to blab about it until now.
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@kat: i found it at my library. it is streaming out there, for a charge via amazon i think

ok thanks Trouble
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Rich in Washington:

I remember a decade ago NASA had put the real-time audio of the moon launch communications online for the duration of what would've been the mission. It was fun. I think I had it on pretty much the whole time, at work, home, etc.
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v k:

in addition to the documentary being discussed on air...PBS (part of American Experience Series) has an amazing 6-hour documentary called "Chasing the Moon", which is currently available for streaming (very, very well done - highly recommend)
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Webhamster Henry:

Apollo guidance computer specs:

2048 words of RAM. A "word" was 15 bits of data—therefore just under 2 bytes (16 bits) of data—and so the total RAM was just 3840 bytes.
36,864 words of read-only memory, equivalent to 69,120 bytes.

Maximum of about 85,000 CPU instructions executed per second.
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looks like cnn will broadcast the apollo 11 documentary on july 20 at 9 pm. here is a link to movie
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v k:

Chasing the Moon - www.pbs.org...

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I was just going to mention that CNN is airing Apollo 11 at 9pm Saturday. Thanks for the heads up Trouble.
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another wonderful film to watch is sun ra's space is the place

Truly enjoying this show! A bright spot in my inane work day.
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I was wondering if you were going to play Gil during this set!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Ha! I *knew* this was coming…

love this song...it just sort of says it all!
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This is pretty cool - apolloinrealtime.org...
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Hubig Pie:

Girl Scout Heroin!
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thanks everybody for coming along on my moon trip today. sorry to say that you have to get back to earth on your own...
Peter in SEA:

Like @PKNY I was hoping you would play the GSH as I've been playing it over in my head all week. Also thank you for the excellent mic break about Margaret Hamilton!
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v k:

Whitey on the Moon - the Chasing the Moon docu has interesting segment on a black gentlemen getting inexplicably bumped, at 11th hour, from being an astronaut

Loving the show! Any room for Booming and Zooming by the Tom Tom Club?
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Hubig Pie:

Who does the lounge-y version of that Postal Service song?

I always love your show, but this one has been really one of the best! (I'm a sucker for a solid theme)
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Webhamster Henry:

This Daft Punk chord sequence is the same as a zillion songs, including my kids' steampunk tune from years ago, "Got My Wings"
(at the bottom of this page) www.echonyc.com...
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played that on 4th of july @ david
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Pierrot Lunaire:

Thank you for the voyage à la lune, Trouble!
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thanks Chreep. i usually hate a theme show, but i was damned if i wasn't going to make it work...
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Marquee Moon! Perfect
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John from NP:

chresti at work:

Nice! Thanks!
mike. tp:

whitey in the white house...
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Chris from DC:


hello to Trouble from bulgaria, we love you!
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wow @plus+ : bulgaria! very cool, merci!

such a great show today! thanks trouble!
John from Florham park:

Hello let morning fellow troublemakers
Peter in SEA:

Richard Hell would be an interesting guest for This is the Modern World!
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Merci pour le voyage lunaire, Trouble.

Best Apollo Theme imaginable. Wonderful show, thanks!
Peter in SEA:

Also Rauschenberg is the perfect space age artiste for the playlist!
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Rich in Washington:

For someone who doesn't like doing theme shows (I'm in the same club as you), this has been really wonderfully themed!
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Luna: a series of Soviet moon probes launched in 1959–76. They made the first hard and soft landings on the moon (1959 and 1966).
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Uplifting show today
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Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Trouble!
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Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for the moon show! The Eagle HAS landed - you should have played some eagle sounds!
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You got speed, John Glenn
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