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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Purple Duck

Jan 30, 2024 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Music

With Nora

Purple Duck
3:04 PM
Ratboys - Black Earth, WI
Ratboys Black Earth, WI Ratboys
The Window Topshelf Records 2023
3:10 PM
Tracy Chapman - Across the Lines
Tracy Chapman Across the Lines Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman Elektra Records 1988
3:13 PM
Men I Trust - Numb
Men I Trust Numb Men I Trust
Numb - Single Independent 2019
3:17 PM
Bob Dylan - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [2010 Mono Version]
Bob Dylan It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [2010 Mono Version] Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home (2010 Mono Version) Columbia/Legacy 1965
3:24 PM
The Walters - Sweet Marie
The Walters Sweet Marie The Walters
Young Men The Walters 2015
3:29 PM
Comet Gain - Mainlining Mystery
Comet Gain Mainlining Mystery Comet Gain
Broken Record Prayers Milou Studios 2008
3:38 PM
Rubblebucket - Geometry
Rubblebucket Geometry Rubblebucket
Earth Worship Grand Jury Music 2022
3:44 PM
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
The Beatles Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles
Rubber Soul UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2009
3:46 PM
Pixies - All I Think About Now
Pixies All I Think About Now Pixies
Head Carrier Pixies Music 2016
3:48 PM
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986 Warner Bros. 1972
3:53 PM
Laura Marling - Held Down
Laura Marling Held Down Laura Marling
Song For Our Daughter Chrysalis Records 2020
3:56 PM
Hand Habits - Archipelago
Hand Habits Archipelago
You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This (20 Year Anniversary) Double Double Whammy 2000
4:02 PM
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
The Velvet Underground Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground
The Essential Lou Reed (Remastered) RCA/Legacy 2011
4:08 PM
Nico - These Days
Nico These Days
Chelsea Girl Polydor 2012
4:12 PM
Madison Cunningham - Pin It Down
Madison Cunningham Pin It Down
Who Are You Now Verve Forecast 2019
4:16 PM
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)
Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) Scott McKenzie
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) (Concert Version) - Single GAMC 2015
4:19 PM
Jurassic Shark - Riverboat Gambling
Jurassic Shark Riverboat Gambling Jurassic Shark
2013-2015 Penniback Records 2016
4:23 PM
Tame Impala - Endors Toi
Tame Impala Endors Toi Tame Impala
Lonerism (Bonus Track Version) Modular Recordings 2012
4:27 PM
Scarlet Drops - Sweet Happiness
Scarlet Drops Sweet Happiness Scarlet Drops
Scarlet Drops 1984-1992 Harriet Records 2021
4:30 PM
Offworld - Impulse Controller
Offworld Impulse Controller
3 Factor 2023
4:36 PM
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In the End
Daniel Johnston True Love Will Find You In the End
1990 Eternal Yip Eye Music 2008
4:48 PM
Father John Misty - Nancy from Now On
Father John Misty Nancy from Now On Father John Misty
Fear Fun Sub Pop Records 2012
4:48 PM
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
Courtney Barnett Avant Gardener Courtney Barnett
Avant Gardener - Single House Anxiety & Marathon Artists 2013
4:54 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Merge Records 1998
4:56 PM
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Painkillers
Rainbow Kitten Surprise Painkillers Rainbow Kitten Surprise
How To: Friend, Love, Freefall Elektra (NEK) 2018
Chat is archived.
Brian D 3:14:02 PM
Great start Nora! Loving the tunes
Abe 3:15:12 PM
what Brian said
Bud Burroughs 3:16:14 PM
Yeah, the Ratboys tune was a particularly great start
TAndy 3:17:56 PM
That Tracy Chapman 💙💙
birrdy 3:18:07 PM
heck yeah! great song
Brian D 3:19:31 PM
Ya this is a fave
Nora (host) 3:22:43 PM
So glad!
Kevin L 3:23:14 PM
Yeah
Kevin L 3:25:18 PM
Someone else did that song too
Brian D 3:27:14 PM
A little blip on the "While one who sings with his tongue on fire. Gargles in the rat race choir. Bent out of shape from society's pliers. Cares not to come up any higher. But rather get you down in the hole that he's in. ... verse. Great stuff
Brian D 3:30:03 PM
Ha great album cover art here! Wild synth and harmonizer vocal
Brian D 3:44:54 PM
Weird wprb missing channel problem happening again. John's vocal is just about silent... barely audible
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:44:57 PM
Brian D, do you hear that? The vocal track is squelched
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:45:07 PM
You win
Brian D 3:45:43 PM
Yes. We'll just sit back and wait a few months Dave!
Bud Burroughs 3:45:46 PM
Yeah, it kinda sounds like the stereo track is squashed to mono with one of the channels too low. Or maybe the channels are out of phase.
Bud Burroughs 3:46:37 PM
Nora, are you broadcasting from home or the studio? FYI, your voice is a little quiet during the mic breaks.
Nora (host) 3:47:16 PM
im in the studio! Not sure what the issue might be
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:47:43 PM
I don’t think the barge ever had that issue
Brian D 3:48:26 PM
Bingo. Last time 2-3 years ago Mike L maybe said it was a bad cable or connection? Only happens on certain record player or cd player etc... you'll hear it on one song. Then not others. And sometimes it is only recognized on very obvious, well known songs with hard left right stereo panninh
Brian D 3:48:40 PM
Panning
Nora (host) 3:49:01 PM
does it sound OK now?
Brian D 3:49:10 PM
Nora it happened before. Not you. Just the equipment most likely
Nora (host) 3:49:15 PM
let me know if you have suggestions!
Nora (host) 3:49:20 PM
alright great
Brian D 3:50:19 PM
It happened on the Beatles song. It's hard to go track by track and know "is it happening now? " etc.. But when it happens it's really easy to spot
Bud Burroughs 3:51:13 PM
I just checked the stereo mix of Norwegian Wood. The vocals are panned hard to the right, sitar and other stuff on the left.
Brian D 3:52:13 PM
Happened a month or 2 ago on Methusalah Mouse show. Then again on someone else's show week or 2 later. It's definitely at the studio (not Barge) where it's occurring
Brian D 3:53:32 PM
That's it Bud. One channel is coming through both speakers. In this case it was the sitar one. Vocals sound like they are "in another room down the hall"sorta effect
Bud Burroughs 3:53:52 PM
I'm listening on headphones and everything sounds monophonic and slightly wonky.
Brian D 3:55:36 PM
M. Mouse show was Television "Marquee Moon ". Tom's high "phone ringing" guitar part was totally missing from the song heh
Bud Burroughs 3:57:08 PM
Brian, that checks out. I just checked Marquee Moon, and that guitar is also panned hard right.
Bud Burroughs 3:57:30 PM
Paging Mike L.!!!!
Brian D 3:58:53 PM
The last time 2-3 years ago i kept commenting and emailing then one day... on Dylan Fox Weird Old America show he played Creedence maybe Susie Q and FINALLY other people noticed. A really long song with no vocal for like 4-5 mins then where the band changed the pan, the vocals "magically" reappeared heh.. someone asked jokingly if it was a karaoke version
Brian D 4:01:18 PM
Then a week or so later on Sonny Boy 3 blues show Richard S and I heard it again... soon after Mike L broke into someone's show & said hold on, we're going off air for a minute to fix this! Lasted a few years..
Jon Solomon 4:04:09 PM
Catching up on this chat, will alert Mike plus WPRB's outside tech person.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 4:04:48 PM
To help us diagnose the problem, Nora, what equipment was used to air Norwegian Wood?
Nora (host) 4:05:10 PM
Oddly had it connected via my laptop
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 4:05:27 PM
Hmmm
Jon Solomon 4:05:41 PM
Aha! That's really helpful.
Brian D 4:06:03 PM
Only 1 guitar going on here in the Velvet U song. Kinda cool stripped down sound but.. not sure if this is some alt version. My bet is a channel is missing tho
Bud Burroughs 4:06:15 PM
Seems to be everything. This VU song has a guitar part that's panned hard right, and it's missing here.
Brian D 4:06:22 PM
No lead gtr part
Jon Solomon 4:06:27 PM
Perhaps first make sure the cable into your laptop is all the way in and secure?
Jon Solomon 4:06:56 PM
For whatever it is worth I had a similar issue testing my "home studio" before Xmas and the issue was the laptop's audio settings.
Nora (host) 4:07:17 PM
I believe it is. It sounds ok on 19A here too
Jon Solomon 4:07:59 PM
I would not worry about it right now and keep having a great show. I've let those who need to know know and it will get sorted!
Brian D 4:08:18 PM
I bet that's it Jon! Something in the way the headphone out jack or the usb c hi def out jack handles the output.
Brian D 4:08:32 PM
Yeah great tunes Nora! Loving your choices!
Bud Burroughs 4:09:19 PM
Indeed, tech weirdness aside, the tunes are killer!
Nora (host) 4:09:25 PM
Alright, great! Thanks everyone, and apologies for any issues that nught be on my end
Nora (host) 4:09:42 PM
Glad you're all enjoying
Mike Lupica 4:15:19 PM
Thanks to you all for sending up the distress beacon about the weird panning issue. I'll try to get down there ASAP to have a look.
birrdy 4:16:57 PM
Listening on wprb.com and sounding epic Nora!!
Brian D 4:18:26 PM
Eerie cool sounds with just the vocal, bass and drum here! Gtr and celeste ghostly barely audible. Crazy way to hear to it
Brian D 4:19:18 PM
Can really hear Scott's great vocal take wow
TAndy 4:48:24 PM
Unbelievably great first show for the season DJ Nora!
Colin 4:49:15 PM
great show! absolutely love this song!!
Brian D 4:51:09 PM
Great show Nora! Will definitely be tuning in each Tuesday afternoon!
Mike Lupica 4:51:53 PM
Any change in the stereo effect in the last few minutes?
Gautham Kalva 4:52:12 PM
Excellent show, count me in as a regular listener. Wondering if you like David Berman/Townes Van Zandt. I'm also on lookout for anybody similar to Courtney Banett/Father John Misty. Good stuff..
Brian D 4:53:20 PM
For me it has to be a song with really obvious stereo panning to know. Definitely heard on the Scott M. Not sure on the Daniel J... maybe
Brian D 4:54:02 PM
Ya that Father John Misty song is so good
Dan Ruccia 4:54:19 PM
Ahhh, the saw chorus!
Gautham Kalva 4:54:41 PM
Hey Mike, any subin shows this season? Please come back if you can for the summer schedule..
Nora (host) 4:54:48 PM
Wow thank you everyone! So happy everyone's enjoying. Happy to be back at WPRB
Brian D 4:55:22 PM
The 33 1/3 book on NMH is a great one. Good info on Jeff and the whole Elephant 6 people.
Nora (host) 4:55:23 PM
I am a David Berman fan! Perhaps he'll be on my playlist next week
Brian D 4:56:44 PM
More singing saw is needed in the world. Had a neighbor that played saw in the previous place we lived
TAndy 5:00:26 PM
Julian is a legend for the saw heheh