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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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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
cast  god bless america (deerhunter)   Options   0:00:00 ()
neil b rolnick  wake up   Options   0:02:25 ()
michael nesmith  the world is golden too   Options mercer after dark  0:14:26 ()
brian door  misty   Options firestick!  0:19:48 ()
the dalton jazz ensemble  fenway funk   Options the dalton jazz ensemble  0:22:40 ()
the john betsch society  open pastures   Options   0:26:44 ()
chris spedding  plain song   Options songs without words  0:35:26 ()
bonnie prince billy with the roots of music  the curse   Options   0:40:02 ()
bobby hatfield  you left the water running   Options messin in muscle shoals  0:43:28 ()
aine o'dwyer  a world ending (xcerpt)   Options gegenshein  0:48:04 ()
heron (featuring mike heron)  diamond of dreams   Options diamond of dreams  0:52:13 ()
alessandra novaga  god bless america   Options   1:02:04 ()
twilight and the endless river flows  timeless destination with disintegrating satellite   Options 1990 new age of atlantis rising:visions of the hidden city complete  1:05:32 ()
peter catham  playing the beard for harry & louise/using god like ketchup   Options a man's mouth  1:11:31 ()
rich labonte  mayan canals   Options   1:17:27 ()
stephen mallinder  cool down   Options   1:21:10 ()
the happiness boys  blonde with mouth open   Options   1:28:10 ()
z-moor-z  instrumental hero   Options   1:31:18 ()
tcp  at the waterhoel   Options   1:42:15 ()
max nagl  zierfandel   Options exit in fahrtrichtung  1:46:17 ()
dane rouay  anatomize   Options atomixe  1:48:58 ()
anneli drecker  snow   Options   1:51:23 ()
dawn  the louvre   Options redemption  1:56:31 ()
ryuichi sakamoto  ff   Options async  1:59:46 ()
paul buchanan  newsroom   Options   2:05:00 ()
terry fox  552 steps through 11 pairs of strings (part 1)   Options 552 steps through 11 pairs of strings  2:07:21 ()
steve lake  welcome to the monkey house   Options   2:13:52 ()
belfegore  glashaus / herz atmet echos   Options belfegore  2:17:29 ()
florian vogelfrei & friends  >>>     2:25:28 ()
no-y-x  sheer electronic din   Options   2:28:37 ()
ken thomas  white line fever   Options beat the light  2:30:16 ()
high functioning flesh  suffered collapse   Options culture cut  2:33:37 ()
matt johnson  bugle boy   Options   2:39:35 ()
saint black alex  alex   Options saint black alex  2:44:36 ()
the underneath  black roots   Options   2:52:33 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 8/17/17 9:06am Slaboch:

This is a great surprise! If you have any music for shoveling 5 yards of compost play it! Hope you are well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:06am Cheri Pi:

JAWNALLEN! welcome back, you've been missed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 9:06am sphere:

hi John A
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:07am George of Troy:

Well hello there, Mr. Allen.
  Thu. 8/17/17 9:07am melinda:

Hi John and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:07am Polyus:

Good to have you back JA.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:09am John Allen:

hey CP! Slaboch, i have good sountracks for shovelling ceiling insulation/ will fwd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 9:09am Ike:

I'd like to request some moaning, some radio technology stuff, zombie noises, and a slowed-down echo of two dumpsters crashing into each other for 15 minutes.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:09am Lixiviated Life:

This is gonna be a fascinating transition.
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:11am BnowB:

dreaming
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:13am Threemoons:

Loving this song...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:13am steveo:

greetings, john allen
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:13am themutante:

Trump is tweeting again this morning. Unreal shit!
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:15am themutante:

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:15am themutante:

Just plain NUTS!
  Thu. 8/17/17 9:16am John in Bklyn:

If that did't wake her up, I don't know what will.
  Thu. 8/17/17 9:17am mb:

Looking forward to some long winded free jazz stuff that will really grate my co-workers nerves.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:17am Stay Frosty:

I thought I lost my ability to hear for a minute there...
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 9:17am spacecowboy:

freak out!
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 9:19am spacecowboy:

mike nesmith - interstin what album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:20am steveo:

Sorry I missed the top. Was it this? www.youtube.com...
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:23am Stay Frosty:

@steveo Thank you. Trying to figure out what movie that was from was driviing me crazy. My mental health thanks you.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:24am Stay Frosty:

Of course, taking a look at the playlist might have saved me some psychological suffering...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:27am steveo:

Great start Mr. Allen. It's getting pretty crazy out there. I'm glad I'm in here with y'all for the moment. (Haha yeah, I just googled the "track" text, @frosty)
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:28am BnowB:

I'm jazz'n my way .. through today..
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:29am BnowB:

*Im jazz'n my way right through to today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:31am melinda:

Enjoying this set.
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:33am BnowB:

I'm a Peanuts Dancer we faded and Tripp'n
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:36am Threemoons:

ON that note, gotta go make the donuts. Thanks for the mellow launch music!
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:39am themutante:

God help America. It's hitting the fan, folks.
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 9:39am spacecowboy:

yeah time to make the donuts adios
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 9:46am steveo:

that brass
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 9:46am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, John. Good to hear you here once again.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 9:47am Stay Frosty:

@BrownB I just googled Peanuts Dancer. I found an in depth analysis of the way each character danced. Just what I needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 10:01am Polyus:

This set is all going quite well with the rain here.
  Thu. 8/17/17 10:01am John in Bklyn:

Can't believe high school kids could play that well in 1981! Little rat bastards. I wonder how many of them are in jail for securities fraud and tax evasion?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 10:15am Michele:

Yay! John Allen!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:18am Parq:

Jn in Bk: probably only a small minority of the ones who've actually committed those acts.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 10:24am themutante:

Some of these tracks are hard to find if you just copy and paste them into a browser sp's all over the place.
  Thu. 8/17/17 10:29am John in Bklyn:

@Parq Yeah, those folks rarely pay for their crimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:33am annie:

welly welly!!! mr JA! nice to see you! ... sheer lovliness! gm woofmooers!
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 10:35am Billy Jam:

hey JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:37am ⓘⓚⓔ:

Fantaaaaaaaaaaaastic set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:37am adampsyche:

yeah i don't think that i've ever tuned into this show, nicely done!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:44am annie:

it's one of the best FMU has ever had, adam..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 10:46am coelacanth∅:

greetings John and others
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:03am maestroso:

Welcome back John Allen. This is a beautiful set.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:07am John Allen:

hi maestroso, and everyone. I've been working on the console placement here in the studio this morning and havn't had much time to post..
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:08am BnowB:

Relaxing Set thus far.. faded..
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:10am themutante:

Paul Buchanan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 11:12am Summer and Michael:

What a great set, John. That Paul Buchanan certainly a highlight but all in all just great!
  Thu. 8/17/17 11:17am Sometimes Jasmine:

It's a treat to have you back on air John!
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:18am themutante:

Must be a crazy honor to play a set on WFMU. To get a regular spot would be beyond belief.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:24am Michele:

You have the best show description ever John.
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:28am Lixiviated Life:

“The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war" - HST
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:29am Lixiviated Life:

I don't know 'bout this. I don't speak German and this tune is weirding me out a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:29am Cheri Pi:

Cold and angular, the way I like it
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 11:32am Rev. Turnip Druid:

LATE!
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:33am Lixiviated Life:

well then, "3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 11:37am Ike:

@Michele, over the years I've posted various editorial "remixes" of the show description as comments on JA's playlists as a way to pay homage to and/or harass him. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:37am Cheri Pi:

PAPS!
  Thu. 8/17/17 11:42am Bill W:

This is a nifty show, John Allen.
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 11:45am Rev. Turnip Druid:

HIGH-FIVE PI.
  Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:45am BnowB:

I'm in a state.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:47am I am the Upsetter:

This show is that show for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:48am Michele:

I love this saint black alex track
Avatar Thu. 8/17/17 11:50am rbrt:

this song is the bestest
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:50am blee:

Getting weird, staying weird.
  Thu. 8/17/17 11:52am Slaboch:

Great show John! It rained while I was shoveling. That Chris Spedding track is fantastic! Never heard that before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:57am steveo:

Great to hear you, John. Fabulous show.
Avatar    Thu. 8/17/17 11:59am Joe D.:

great show!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 11:59am blee:

Super fun show John. I'm still thinking about that Peter Catham track, wild stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 8/17/17 12:00pm Michele:

Great show John thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 8/17/17 12:18pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks John Allen Good to hear you again!
     Sat. 9/9/17 3:09pm Listener Robert:

Oh, John Allen. I thought "JA in the AM" was going to be Jim Amels. I might listen anyway, though.
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