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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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Options December 11, 2013

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
john fahey  the first noel   Options the new possibility  takoma  1974  LP  0:00:00 ()
tetuzi akiyama/ tom carter/christian kiefer    the darkened mirror  monotype  2013  CD  0:25:05 ()
ryo takematsu  i'm so glad   Options six-o-seven blues  em  2013  LP  0:27:54 ()
cian nugent  double horse   Options born with the caul  no quarter  2013  LP  0:30:30 ()
chris forsyth  solar motel part l & ll   Options solar motel  paradise of bachelors  2013  LP  0:46:53 ()
bill callahan  winter road   Options dream river  drag city  2013  LP  1:12:04 ()
lea bertucci    resonance shapes    2013  LP  1:17:23 ()
L  cold was the ground   Options holy letter        1:24:00 ()
stephen vitiello & molly berg  five (was 5)   Options between you and the shapes you take  12K  2013  CD  1:33:15 ()
bill burns  incedental sound for dogs and boats and and   Options dogs and boats and airplanes choir  bennifer editions  2013  LP  1:40:03 ()
aube  on the blink   Options substructural penetration 1991-1995  iris light  1998  CD  1:44:48 ()
danny thompson  to minnie av jan   Options whatever  hannibal  1987  LP  2:00:37 ()
robert & jack kidney (Numbers Band)            2:06:21 ()
robert & jack w/ tony maimone on bass            2:16:28 ()
elmore james            2:23:23 ()
interview w/ robert & jack            2:29:31 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning. Got anything special planned today?
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:04am John Allen:

thanks for the setup, Ken. We sure do, Robert and Jack Kidney from the Numbers Band in the 8am hour. Stay right there...
  Wed. 12/11/13 6:11am P-90:

OMG, that rant is priceless, was it a real comment from a listener, or a jest? The REALLY funny thing is that it's actually a great description of what FMU does...one man's protest is another man's tribute, I guess...
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:13am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, John and good morning to you, KFHP and P-90. Such a sweet way to start.
  Wed. 12/11/13 6:17am P-90:

"...and you talk about friends of like Delaney and Bonnie...like we're supposed to remember who they are......free jazz stuff that just grates on my nerves... you called it Dub, to what, be cool? (and) you seem to fetishize the whole folk thing too....." I'm having a seizure laughing
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:25am John Allen:

we do have some pretty discriminating listeners at times
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:28am George of Troy:

G'morning John and gang.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:28am Looms:

Good morning y'all.
  Wed. 12/11/13 6:30am P-90:

I know you've had that quote up on your page for a while, I usually don't listen live, I like the Pop-up format for the archives, and don't see your page that often. So this was a revelation this morning, it's like an early Christmas present
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:31am Ken From Hyde Park:

@P-90 - The guy ended it on a positive note, anyway.
  Wed. 12/11/13 6:34am P-90:

And good morning to all. @Ken: I'm sure Mr. Belock appreciated the plug
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 6:49am maestroso:

G'morning JA and listeners. Just joining at the nugent track. Nice sounds for the early morning.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 7:17am groucho:

Bill Callahan! Brilliant.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 7:47am George of Troy:

Nice... A little tribute to Aube.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 7:50am groucho:

I imagine the geezer who said free jazz really 'grated on his nerves' is loving this! -I am just thinking about him
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 7:51am Chris from DC:

Ha, I would love to hear his take on Aube.
  Wed. 12/11/13 7:53am P-90:

Ha! Aren't we all guilty of assuming the "geezer" was male? Coulda been a female, right? Is this an unconscious display of sexism?

OK, OK, I think we all know it was a dude.
  Wed. 12/11/13 7:55am P-90:

"...And the noise without a beat that sounds like someone being pinched..."
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 7:56am George of Troy:

Actually Aube died in September, apparently. Word only seems to have gotten out last week.
  Wed. 12/11/13 8:00am ?:

yes john alllen the sun is here and we can listen your warm static, i like you john allen but plz can u do little rap for us like our frend jason elbogen , thank you
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 8:01am John Allen:

to ?: sorry but I am a horrible rapper. I'll leave that to the very capable gangster elbogen
  Wed. 12/11/13 8:03am ?:

There's never a very capable gangster around when you need one
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 8:10am Inner Ear Detour:

Enjoying the Numbers Band (and rest of the show)...
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 8:12am John Allen:

hey DS!
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 8:22am Cheri Pi:

Mornin' sunshine!!
  Wed. 12/11/13 8:28am Mr. X:

Hi. What was that Danny Thompson piece?
  Wed. 12/11/13 8:51am -max-:

Love this interview! Thank you!! Was at the show, they are an amazing group of musicians.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 8:55am John Allen:

hey max, yeah those guys played it hard. exceptional show!
  Wed. 12/11/13 8:58am -max-:

I posted a pic that I took of Robert from that show on FB, tagged him so it should show on his page if you want to see it.
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 9:02am John Allen:

robert kidney has a facebook page everybody. thanks all, until next week
Avatar Wed. 12/11/13 9:02am woj:

dang, wish i could have made the show last week. thanks for having them in, john! good listening!
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