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

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
thistle group  high   Options thistle group  soft abuse    7"    *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
rasputina  lesson # 6   Options       7"      0:02:40 (Pop-up)
baroque jazz trio  largo   Options souffle continu    1970/2019  7"    *   0:05:56 (Pop-up)
the shangri-las  Past, Present and Future   Options       7"      0:09:14 (Pop-up)
richard harris  macarthur park   Options       7"      0:11:54 (Pop-up)
cannibale  acceleration   Options   six tonnes de chair    7"    *   0:19:15 (Pop-up)
taxi-girl  cherchez le garcon ( solitaire)   Options       7"      0:22:46 (Pop-up)
the exbats  fortune cookie   Options hercules  half a cow    7"    *   0:26:28 (Pop-up)
francoise hardy  loving you   Options       7"      0:33:11 (Pop-up)
lidia ribeiro  viver em lisboa   Options a janela do meu peito      7"      0:35:12 (Pop-up)
france gall  nounours   Options ...et ses amis      7"      0:36:49 (Pop-up)
serge gainsbourg  initials B.B.   Options       7"      0:39:02 (Pop-up)
sheila  le pipeau   Options bang bang      7"      0:42:55 (Pop-up)
les reverb au printemps  les sucettes   Options       7"      0:45:51 (Pop-up)
jacques dutronc  l'idole   Options j'aime les filles(si vous etes comme ca telephonez moi)      7"      0:47:34 (Pop-up)
the urge overkill  lineman   Options lineman      7"      0:50:52 (Pop-up)
curtis mayfield  future shock   Options       7"      0:54:07 (Pop-up)
bob welch  ebony eyes   Options       7"      0:57:47 (Pop-up)
cho and random impetus  brother sister   Options   Shsf    7"    *   1:00:35 (Pop-up)
salt n pepa  i am down   Options       7"      1:04:29 (Pop-up)
dawn chorus & the blue tits  teenage kicks   Options       7"      1:12:03 (Pop-up)
pow!  Switchboard Scientist   Options live at third man cass corridor      7"    *   1:17:46 (Pop-up)
partenaire particulier  Je N'oublierai Jamais   Options       7"      1:18:17 (Pop-up)
lolita  la luna   Options       7"      1:19:57 (Pop-up)
the box tops  neon rainbow   Options       7"      1:22:15 (Pop-up)
biz markie  a message from the biz/bennie and the jets/biz bonus beats   Options       Flexi      1:25:11 (Pop-up)
bob  a face   Options sing about feelings nearly missed/ a face      7"      1:30:41 (Pop-up)
the left banke  i just haven't got the nerve   Options       7"      1:32:54 (Pop-up)
robyn hitchock  happy the golden prince   Options       Flexi  included in bucketful of brains no 14    1:40:31 (Pop-up)
Suni McGrath  seven stars   Options       7"      1:46:37 (Pop-up)
green windows  so eu sei, meu amor   Options       7"      1:48:26 (Pop-up)
roger king mozian  oriental cha cha   Options   radio martiko        *   1:51:38 (Pop-up)
marianne faithfull  the sha la la song   Options       7"      1:54:56 (Pop-up)
cheval sombre  been a lover   Options   market square        *   1:57:12 (Pop-up)
Gigliola Cinquetti  sei un bravo ragazzo   Options       7"      2:00:28 (Pop-up)

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aztec camera  oblivious   Options       7"      2:08:18 (Pop-up)
jerry butler  hey, mister western union man   Options       7"      2:10:34 (Pop-up)
5 stairsteps and cubie  tell me who   Options       7"      2:13:45 (Pop-up)
benett  hard to be you   Options amor the seven inch      7"      2:16:15 (Pop-up)
carole king  i feel the earth move   Options       7"      2:20:48 (Pop-up)
sharon jones  you better think twice   Options       7"      2:22:13 (Pop-up)
jean knight  pick up the pieces   Options       7"      2:25:10 (Pop-up)
milt herbert trio  mansion rhumba   Options       7"      2:27:39 (Pop-up)
little joe & the thrillers  peanuts   Options       7"      2:30:21 (Pop-up)
stevie wonder  boogie on reggae woman   Options       7"      2:38:45 (Pop-up)
delta 5  the heart is a lonely hunter   Options       7"      2:41:08 (Pop-up)
Big Joe Louis & The Soul Investigators  go go train   Options       7"      2:44:06 (Pop-up)
make-up  blue is beautiful   Options       7"      2:46:49 (Pop-up)
monkeystick  love song   Options       7"      2:51:24 (Pop-up)
ellis regina  faleie e disse   Options       7"      2:52:22 (Pop-up)
the brothers johnson  strawberry letter 23   Options             2:55:32 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am sphere:

Avatar 9:01am Snoochienucci:

morning Trouble and friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Trouble:

good grey 7" morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am braveness23:

B23 here!
Avatar 9:06am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Good morning Trouble, good morning good people everywhere.
Avatar 9:07am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Alas, poor Jack-O'lantern; I knew you well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, troubled ones. Looks like nice weather for the NY Sheep and Wool festival this weekend up here in Dutchess County.
Avatar 9:09am Roberto:

Plug that harpsichord into my veins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Trouble:

o yes @ken: i have been monitoring the wewather very closely for saturday: can't wait to see my people the sheep
Avatar 9:12am jdaAndAnoukFromKöln:

morning trouble and friends
Avatar 9:13am Roberto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am dave wuz here:

hey where's my cake? oh shit...
  9:13am VincentNifigance:

Avatar 9:13am crateslinger:

the wife and I will be at Sheep and Wool too. Gotta get me some cider donuts and chicken pot pie!
  9:13am VincentNifigance:

Objectively stupendous.
  9:14am Hi from Holland:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am JeremyB:

Now I want cake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am EG_Astro:

jurassic park is frightening in the darkkkkk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am LWRhino:

I luv, luv, luv Macarther Park !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Trouble:

hello to all from far and wide. anyone here for the first time, listening in to the crazy of singles going steady?
  9:16am Fletchernyc:

People were so cake-careless in the 70’s...I miss that.
  9:17am Sam:

This is sooo much better than the Weird Al version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am LWRhino:

They just don't make songs like this anymore.
  9:19am Peter in tappan:

This is just the weirdest song ever written
It always sneaks up on me
  9:19am Peter in tappan:

And i love it, of course
  9:20am adrian elaine:

that fucking recipe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Webhamster Henry:

How they squeezed that into 7" is a mystery to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am John from NP:

Wow, that was incredible!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am LWRhino:

I pulled in the cake yesterday before the rain started.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am sphere:

MacArthur Park is about cake? :O
  9:21am Peter in SEA:

Singles! Thank you, Trouble, for your work for the next 3 hrs! Muito obrigado!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Trouble:

hola@peter in sea
Avatar 9:22am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Dear adrian elaine,
I have a (digital) copy of the lost fucking recipe. Hit me up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Webhamster Henry:

Sheep & Wool fest is great and a major traffic clogger!
Avatar 9:30am Snoochienucci:

release the birdies!!!!
  9:30am Thursday Fernworthy:

ThursdayLand ❤️
  9:32am adrian elaine:

@Itzall - ha! the ‘fucking’ was inspired by this poll about a Wm Carlos Wms poem - https://boingboing.net/2019/10/05/plumfuckers-r-us.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Andrew Waterloo:

Oh no, I've been missing singles going steady week?
  9:34am prudy:

lovely Hardy rendering...thank you Trouble!
Avatar 9:35am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

adrian elaine, that is both hilarious and obscure; two of my favorite qualities! Thanks for sharing. PS, the cake is not really so fucking delicious as we have been led to believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Lunchbox3030:

hey trouble :) coming out of my status as a lurker to guess that you are going to have more B sides than A sides. WFMU is just that kind of radio station. Loving singles going steady so far. how long do we have to pledge for hellraiser?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Webhamster Henry:

Here comes Gainsbourg!
Avatar 9:41am Julien à Montréal:

Françoise! France! Serge! Merci Trouble pour cette belle matinée
  9:43am davefromtoronto:

la peed peeper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Trouble:

@lunchbox, thanks for coming out to vote! based on sound only, no avoiding the hits for me... hell raiser ends on oct 31
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Trouble:

bonjour a julien: merci!
  9:47am jamie:

just got back from Paris, loving this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am steveo:

good morning Trouble; I saw your excellent Alice portrait recently.. hmm maybe I should come to the auction...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am dave wuz here:

oui oui
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am steveo:

you got any Alice 45s? (did she release any?)
Avatar 9:52am Snoochienucci:

whose this a cover of? im having trouble placing it lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am sphere:

I did not knew that Urge Overkill did this at all.
Avatar 9:53am Roberto:

Wait, is this THE Urge Overkill?
Avatar 9:53am βrian:

Where's Glenn?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Trouble:

2nd jimmy webb song of the day. anybody know what the first one was?
  9:54am Listener Robert:

I was hearing the echoey voice from this one and got the misimpression -- fixed by stepping into the room where the radio is -- that it was a chorus, which I thought was a boss idea. Then the thought occurred to me: Is there a Langley Middle School version of Lineman with a chorus doing just that?
  9:55am Listener Gregory:

Macarthur Park
Avatar 9:55am Snoochienucci:

sweet funky lord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am CHUCK ROAST:

Morning, Trouble. Sorry I'm late for class.
Avatar 9:56am βrian:

No, Jimmy Webb did not write Les Sucettes!?
  9:57am Listener Robert:

The idea of turning a lonely voice singing about a lonely job into a whole roomful of voices singing the same thing about being lonely on the job -- that would be fun. And it would still have the same, albeit paradoxic, meaning, because such employees, no matter how many of them there are, are indeed scattered over the land, separated from each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Trouble:

listener gregory for the win!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am LWRhino:

Can anyone name the city where MacArther park is located????
Avatar 9:58am Roberto:

For some reason, Ebony Eyes is my soundtrack to just about every sick day I took in 1978.
  9:59am Listener Robert:

I love the rapid switching back and forth of this one between minor and major key.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am steveo:

1978 was a long time ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Vivian:

Love Ebony Eyes1 Thanks Trouble, enjoying the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am steveo:

"featuring Juice Newton on backing vocals"
Avatar 10:01am Listener Gregory:

Dave Barry held a contest to see which pop song had the most ridiculous lyrics. Macarthur Park won. His son had never heard the song, and when Barry sang it for him, he couldn't be convinced that his humorist dad hadn't just made it up.
Avatar 10:04am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

CHUCK ROAST, I had a friend in high school named CHUCK BURGER- any relation?
Avatar 10:04am βrian:

Had to sing Macarthur Park in high school chorale. Not an endearing experience, at all.
Avatar 10:04am Listener Gregory:

Someone left the song out in the rain!
Avatar 10:05am Roberto:

Well, Ebony Eyes and Paul Davis's version of "I Go Crazy."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Priscilla:

woo hoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am steveo:

i wish i was listening to this in 1987
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Priscilla:

I bought this record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am CHUCK ROAST:

Merely a nom de guerre
Avatar 10:08am Snoochienucci:

Avatar 10:13am Listener Gregory:

I'm saying this to the other listeners and not to Trouble (because I don't want to embarrass her): She has the loveliest laugh on radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am sphere:

@ CHUCK ROAST: or a "nom de cuisine."
  10:19am Chi Bill:

Thanks Trouble, I gotsta check out Dawn Chorus, love the teenage kicks!
Avatar 10:20am βrian:

Comment dire "fuhgeddaboudit?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Trouble:

macarthur park: is it in chicago?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Guido from Cologne:

good old orange Polydor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Lunchbox3030:

@Trouble where do you find all this older french music? i really dig the sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am Trouble:

@lunchbox: fleamarkets in paris
Avatar 10:27am PKNY:

yay, Beastie flexi disc for the win, greatest cover ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Matt Fiveash:

Yay Biz!
  10:27am benny:

bbbbbbb benny and the jets bbbbest cover ever
  10:27am prudy:

the biz must have had a few and a cassette player...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Trouble and all!
Avatar 10:28am Roberto:

This is glorious. 10/10.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am CHUCK ROAST:

OK, here's the dirt. 30 some odd years ago, I was the front man for Chuck Roast and the Prime Cuts.
Avatar 10:28am βrian:

From the 'pedia:
"The inspiration for the song was his relationship and breakup with Susie Horton.[4] MacArthur Park, in Los Angeles, was where the couple would occasionally meet for lunch and spent their most enjoyable times together.[5] "
Avatar 10:28am PKNY:

I got to see the Beasties and the Biz do this live at MSG, so great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am alanr:

What a perfect way to "celebrate" Elton's new biography.
Avatar 10:29am Fernando P:

Hi Trouble, got any brazilian 7inch? Here in Curitiba they are hard to find.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am zopa:

this biz markie is sublime!
Avatar 10:30am PKNY:

Hopefully @Trouble will let the Biz beat box ride out at the end
  10:30am karen eliot:

good morning! fantastic cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Trouble:

o right LA, of course! yes i do have a brazilian 7" @fernando p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am steveo:

"In the mid-1960s, [Bob] McGrath became a well-known recording artist in Japan, releasing a series of successful albums of Irish and other folk songs and ballads sung in Japanese."
Avatar 10:33am Cool Runnings:

Oui, je kiffe cette chanson.
Avatar 10:34am Roberto:

Trubs really bringin' the 'sichord this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am LWRhino:

Yep, L.A. (off of Wilshire Blvd.).
Avatar 10:35am B/wad:

Hullo Trubble! Checkin' in from Vienna ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am LWRhino:

Why can't NJ lose the Canadian Goose.
Avatar 10:38am βrian:

Michigan's state bird is, yawn, the robin. Wisconsin's state bird is yawn, the robin.
Avatar 10:38am Hubig Pie:

Never heard of Dawn Chorus and the blue tits, but I see they do a Bruce Springsteen cover too.
Avatar 10:39am Snoochienucci:

Avatar 10:39am Snoochienucci:

they are just so soothing
Avatar 10:41am βrian:

@Snoochienucci: Don't forget the Blue Jay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am zopa:

Yay! It's story time with Robyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Greg from ZONE 5:

Robyn! Happy! I love this song so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Lunchbox3030:

love me some good spoken word
Avatar 10:50am βrian:

That Robyn Hitchcock reminded me of Vivian Stanshall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Yes:

hello sunny people
  10:51am ParUbi:

Pennsylvania’s state bird is the Ruffed grouse, which is perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Phillippe Bastille:

good morning all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Trouble:

@ parUbi THAT is an amazing state bird, although difficult becasue it makes a nest on the ground?
  10:55am ParUbi:

“Unlike other grouse species, the ruffed grouse relies entirely on a non-vocal acoustic display, known as drumming. The drumming itself is a rapid, wing-beating display that creates a low frequency sound, starting slow and speeding up (thump ... thump ... thump..thump-thump-thump-thump). Even in thick woods this can be heard for a .25 miles (0.40 km) or more.”
Avatar 10:56am βrian:

And it's a game bird, too.
  10:58am ParUbi:

Yeah, that, habitat loss, and West Nile are the big problems for these birds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Lunchbox3030:

the wood thrush is DC's state bird. I see them hopping around the garden sometime. cute little things.
  10:59am Richie Dubs:

Enjoying the show! Robyn and Marianne!
Avatar 11:02am Hubig Pie:

Colorado state bird is the Lark Bunting, which sounds like some sort of window treatment
Avatar 11:06am crateslinger:

Riding my bicycle to work this morning a big Red-Tailed Hawk swooped across the road in front of me and settled in a tree above some construction workers in a park west of the corner of Flushing and Evergreen. I stopped and walked up on the sidewalk and once he figured out I was looking at him, he took off again. The construction guys never saw him at all.
Avatar 11:07am crateslinger:

He (or she) was enormous. Now I have to look for his nest. I know there's a couple that live above the police station at Gates and Broadway. This is about 1.5 miles away, so probably another territory.
  11:08am ecehan:

hello from istanbul amazing showw
  11:10am Jeff g.:

Love this — it’s like time travel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Trouble:

wow@ istanbul! good morning ecehan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am northguineahills:

Things are getting weird, just had a phone interview w/ a cryptobrand tech agency that's actually Disney. Well, I worked for the federal government, I've been in the beast before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

@ngh - You can take them down from the inside.
*lays finger aside nose*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am northguineahills:

@Ken:I'm imagining a cross b/tn South Park and Simpson's Itchy & Scratchy land..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am tim from champaign:

@ngh - you can sneak into Space Mountain for a nap.
Avatar 11:18am crateslinger:

dang - hard to be you. ouch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am northguineahills:

Unfortunately, it will just be GIS stuff...
Avatar 11:20am Faye:

loving this show thanks Trouble!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Trouble:

merci @ faye! x
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Trouble:

@faye: my former student who is at NJIT studying animation loves it!! thanks to you...
Avatar 11:23am Faye:

omg!!! that makes me so happy....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Trouble:

me too @faye!!!
  11:26am John from Florham park:

Hello fellow troublemakers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Priscilla:

Oh peanuts! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Matt Fiveash:

I love the guitar solo on "Peanuts"- comin up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Matt Fiveash:

There it was!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Matt Fiveash:

Anyway lovin the hell out of this show today Trouble.
  11:33am unpopularfred:

Weirdly enough I just passed the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge MA where Little Joe played Friday nights for ages
  11:34am Mike Wolf:

I keep waiting to be able to say “OH! I have that 7-inch too!” but the closest is that I have the 12-inch of “Oblivious.” Seconded loving the hell out of this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Matt Fiveash:

Yes there was! You must have been distracted with other radio stuff while the guitarist was playing the solo
Avatar 11:38am Snoochienucci:

@Trouble were/are you a professor at NJIT? I graduated from Arch school there a couple years back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Trouble:

no @ snoochie...i teach high school in newark,
Avatar 11:41am βrian:

women playing records to a girl in bed on a hospital bed
Avatar 11:42am Snoochienucci:

@Trouble ahhh gotcha, i was going to say i missed out on a big connection! lol
  11:42am John from Florham park:

@Trouble hope the rug rats don’t give you too much trouble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Ike:

Book recommendation: "Gideon the Ninth" by Tamsyn Muir: A hilarious book in which a swordswoman packs up her weapons and dirty magazines and tries to escape from a stifling old planet run by a family of necromancers. Skeletons ensue.
  11:47am John from Florham park:

@ike will look for this book at the library
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Ike:

Some of the action scenes are hard to follow, but other than that, it's very entertaining. Especially if you like haunted giant castles in space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am tim from champaign:

Wow, I liked the Make-Up song. I couldn't handle them when they were around even though I was a big Nation of Ulysses fan.
Avatar 11:55am Fernando P:

Great Elis track. I guess thats a B side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Trouble:

the a sides win: i am shocked!! 26-15, no sides or flexi = 7
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

23! Thanks, Trouble. Don't know if I'll be with the sheep. Some friends might need help moving on Saturday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Trouble:

thanks for sitting in and pledging your monied love to WFMU!
Avatar 11:59am Snoochienucci:

Fantastic show Trouble! Another added to my favorites
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Priscilla:

Thanks Trouble!
Avatar 11:59am Lixiviated Life:

Strawberry everything
Avatar 12:00pm Listener Gregory:

A-sides win?? Well, we are the winners. Thanks, Trouble.
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