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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 Label Year Format Approx. start time
neil rolnick  wake up   Options         0:00:00 ()
tori kudo  c   Options         0:11:01 ()
eero koivstoinen  sleeping   Options odysseus        0:20:03 ()
the john betsch society  earth blossom   Options earth blossom  strata east    LP  0:26:53 ()
gaetano liguori collective orchestra  one inch in   Options         0:30:25 ()
akira sakata & chikamorachi  chemiosmotic coupling of acorn   Options         0:36:50 ()
kawaida fet. herbie hancock & don cherry  baraka   Options kawaida        0:50:17 ()
yasuaki shimizu  ume no ue kara   Options kakashi  palto flats  1982/2017  LP  0:56:04 ()
tor lundvall  a dark place   Options a dark place  dais  2018  LP  1:03:52 ()
krikor kouchian  plomo o plomo   Options pacific alley  lies  2017  LP  1:08:49 ()
scritti politti  lions after slumber   Options songs to remember  rough trade  1982  LP  1:11:24 ()
charlie morrow  toot too   Options         1:18:30 ()
IMA  blurb   Options intense molecular activity      LP  1:29:35 ()
the normal  tvod   Options         1:33:28 ()
c memi  hitojici   Options         1:36:41 ()
samara lubelski & bill nace  b2   Options         1:40:13 ()
michael rogers  stairway   Options digital steel        1:45:45 ()
nino nardini  le cheveux du vent   Options misique pou le the future        1:49:43 ()
emerson kitamura  lam phloen salab khonsawan bassline   Options the countryside is great        1:54:27 ()
philip lane  city skyline   Options         1:59:18 ()
robert rental            2:03:41 ()
ernesto diaz infante  watching your eyes awake   Options the lovers escape        2:08:48 ()
john tejada  quipu   Options dead start program        2:17:37 ()
wetware  when   Options         2:22:28 ()
jazaq  all systems go   Options         2:26:36 ()
ellen allien  electric eye   Options         2:30:06 ()
annette peacock  carousel   Options i have no feelings    1986  LP  2:38:09 ()
john cale  the sleeper   Options artificial intelligence  beggars banquet  1985  LP  2:42:53 ()
tiziano popoli & marco palpane  scorie   Options scorie    1985    2:49:25 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:03am Wild Neil||Peace All:

First!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:04am Wild Neil||Peace All:

This guy has a pan pot and he's not afraid to use it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:05am Linda Lee:

here! good morning John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:06am Rich from Bay Ridge:

Good morning JA - this Neil Rolnick piece is one of my favorite things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:06am Linda Lee:

'wake up' is a touchstone for me every week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:07am Rich from Bay Ridge:

Agree @Linda. Nobody better bother me at the office for the next 8 minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:08am maestroso in Tokyo:

I'm a fan of this intro as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:11am TDK60:

Mornin' JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:12am George of Troy:

Hey there, John.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:13am Zetti:

That guy sounds familiar.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:14am uıʇsn∀:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:15am John Allen:

gmorning everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice work at Hoof 'n' Mouth, JA. Seems like the there were microphone problems during that stretch, though, but Samantha fixed things right up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:17am steveo:

good morning john, et al.; happy to be listening
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:19am uıʇsn∀:

tori kudo of maher shalal hash baz?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:19am TDK60:

Linda, you talkin' about some other WFMU show? Kidding. Great that it has lots of love and friendship. Note that some can't handle if it gets too real, like today on housing costs. Oh well, reality does seep in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:22am melinda:

Hi JA and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:25am ben abs:

Morning all (afternoon here)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:26am melinda:

I find the discussions about housing costs in one neighborhood/region vs another interesting, but if people feel depressed by it (who can blame them) they should feel free to express that as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:26am steveo:

sleeping is good; there's also a track on this album called "Country Jive" that has a flute in it, so that's intriguing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:27am Wild Neil||Peace All:

This Eero K. sounds like a Dirty Harry soundtrack kinda cool!
@Melinda-I did not mean to bum anybody out! NYC has a TON of cultural offerings, but they come at a price.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:28am TDK60:

Melinda: of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:28am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Is this real record popping or is it in the recording?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:29am northguineahills:

@Wild Neil: Yeah, there is a price. One emergency and you go broke. I'm in my early 40s and am just starting to have savings again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:29am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@NGH-we are like 2 paychecks away from homelessness and we both work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:30am John Allen:

strong VG / some popping may occur
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:30am TDK60:

I am not rich so I know. I can also have a fun day too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:30am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@JA-what is VG?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:31am TDK60:

..also...too.. hee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:32am John Allen:

WN, record grading
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:32am themutante:

Praise Allah for WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:35am TDK60:

Yes Mutante, Praise the Goddesses!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:36am themutante:

Rock on, @TDK60
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:38am BronwynB:

hey john and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:40am TDK60:

Well, like Duke suggested...off to the A Train.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:41am themutante:

I have no idea what is going on. It's a heady, blissful mess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:43am Wild Neil||Peace All:

You're on acorn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:43am melinda:

@Neil don't worry, I was referring to TDK's comment about people not being able to handle the discussion of housing cost but I didn't think anyone breached any boundaries of acceptable conversation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:44am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Melinda-thanks! I am a bit sensitive about stepping on people's toes! Don't wish to offend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:49am northguineahills:

I lived in Japan, but I was a pre-teen/teen at the time (wish I was into music at the time)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:49am BronwynB:

i get the housing cost complaints (i live in a single room in a basement in crown heights that's full of mold that's giving me chronic bronchitis) but the constant repetition of it in most conversations between new yorkers gets wearying (i primarily mean in person conversations rather than you guys) but what really irritates me is the constant reminder that "the rising rents ruined new york! you missed it, kid!"
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:49am themutante:

Don Cherry - Brown Rice is the ish!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:49am themutante:

Lots of his stuff is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:50am northguineahills:

Anything Don Cherry sparkles my jimmies! (wth did I just type?)
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:52am themutante:

Hahaha, @northguineahills
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:53am themutante:

You had a liddle Matty Wawik moment, no? @northguineahills
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:54am northguineahills:

lultz, themutante!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:54am melinda:

@Bronwyn I can see how that would really get old, especially with the generational angle.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:56am themutante:

Baraka, I've got that mother on Blu-ray. It's a trip, yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:56am BronwynB:

@melinda: yes. it's very tiresome. i've wanted to live in nyc since i was 5 and for the last 16 months i've lived here i've gotten the constant drumbeat of "nyc has lost its soul! you'll never experience the REAL new york!" and often these are bourgeois types who miss the "gritty" experience. like, you want grit? listen to me hacking up a lung bc my apartment's full of mold! or hell, come down to philly (where i'm from) with me and i'll give you a tour of the grittiness you so desperately miss
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:56am Ike:

I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I couldn't see where you were going or what you were going for. This early 70s thing didn't get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Delaney 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 someone's being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it dub, to what, be cool? Then you really break our hearts when we learn you totally made up this letter yourself and that it didn't come from an aggrieved dumb troll of a listener at all. You damn dirty hipster. Oh, the humanity! Where's your handlebar mustache? I like Bryce a lot. Bryce wouldn't do that to us.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:58am themutante:

I take it the comments board doesn't have a limit on characters?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:59am John Allen:

Ike, i didnt write the description. But Bryce has been doing this to everyone all along.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 9:59am themutante:

Who am I kidding, you're all characters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 9:59am melinda:

I look at real estate and airbnbs online, for fun, and it's interesting to see the differences in pricing and decor from one city to another. For some reason rustic barn-style sliding doors are a popular thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:00am Ike:

During the marathon, you said you wrote it. What do you mean now that you "didn't write the description"? WTF? LOL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:03am northguineahills:

@BronwynB: No one wants gritty NYC. When I first moved to Brooklyn in 2000, I got mugged/jumped so many times it became a running joke. I prefer happy medium NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:03am BronwynB:

@melinda: im pretty sure for what i pay for my crown heights basement i could live in like a penthouse on delancey street in philly.

oh shit, now im the one complaining about housing costs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:04am BronwynB:

@ngh: they say they do, though! or maybe they just want to ~experience~ it. but they don't want to live it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:06am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@BronwynB-you can find out fast with Zillow. You could not pay me enough to live in Philly, NYC or the like. I like the country even though my neighbors are kinda primitive in their thinking and actions. Even college educated people!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:06am themutante:

Love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:06am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Tor L is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:07am Polyus:

tor live in the dark place. tor fear light.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:07am melinda:

@Bronwyn & ngh: that's what's sad, the happy medium is so short-lived.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:09am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-yeah, I checked, you can get a studio apt for $725 in Philly.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:09am themutante:

Noice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:10am karlward:

This is a jam. I am strapping my boombox onto my head right now. DONT LOOK AT ME JUST GROOVE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:12am BronwynB:

@wild neil: goddammit, that's actually less than what i pay for my crown heights basement room. i thought i was kidding, but apparently i wasn't!

it's worth it, though. i love philly, but i love nyc more. so these are the sacrifices we end up making i guess.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:13am themutante:

If anyone didn't hear Trouble's show yesterday, then should check it out. My finger is still hurting clicking, hunting down those tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:14am George of Troy:

Whoa, Scritti.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:14am themutante:

It's not often that I'm thinking of a set the day after.
  Fri. 3/23/18 10:16am Mark Williams:

Green Gartside of Scritti Politti wrote the smartest take-down of Arcade Fire I ever read. Think it was in the Guardian many years ago.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:17am themutante:

Paraphrase, Mark?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:18am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-if you are paying less than $1500 you are getting a deal!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:18am themutante:

This Scritti is damn fine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:19am maestroso in Tokyo:

Good grief, Scritti Politti in 1982, how did I not hear this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:19am Leelee:

@themutante, amen to your Trouble comment. Listened again early this a.m. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:19am George of Troy:

"...an agglomeration of mannerisms, cliches and devices."
  Fri. 3/23/18 10:20am Mark Williams:

it's short enough to cut & paste:

People who enjoy this album may think I'm cloth-eared and unperceptive, and I accept it's the result of my personal shortcomings, but what I hear in Arcade Fire is an agglomeration of mannerisms, cliches and devices. I find it solidly unattractive, texturally nasty, a bit harmonically and melodically dull, bombastic and melodramatic, and the rhythms are pedestrian. It's monotonous in its textures and in the old-fashioned, nasty, clunky 80s rhythms and eighth-note basslines. It isn't, as people are suggesting, richly rewarding and inventive. The melodies stick too closely to the chord changes. Win Butler's voice uses certain stylistic devices - it goes wobbly and shouty, then whispery - and I guess people like wobbly and shouty going to whispery, they think it signifies real feeling. It's some people's idea of unmediated emotion. I can imagine Jeremy Clarkson liking it; it's for people in cars. It's rather flat and unlovely. The album and the response to it represent a bunch of beliefs about expression and truth that I don't share. The battle against unreconstructed rock music continues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:20am Chris from DC:

Oh I missed Tor Lundvall. That album is really good.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:20am themutante:

Good minds and that, @Leelee
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:21am themutante:

Sake, Mark is writing a novel on the comment board.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:24am themutante:

Jocelyn Pook's Masked Ball would go into this lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:24am Devin B.:

"It's for people in cars."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:26am Passaic River Blues:

@themutante @10:13: Word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:32am Wild Neil||Peace All:

IMA owes a lot to Devo? Or vice versa? What year was this? I missed it! I'm guessing 1980 or so.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:32am ɨkɛ:

That's appealingly vicious, but I still like Arcade Fire's first few albums. There's nothing "texturally nasty" about them. They are bombastic and melodramatic, though. That's what I like about them.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:32am themutante:

It took me a little aback, little talk and a marathon of well selected tracks. @PRB
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:34am uıʇsn∀:

intense molecular activity!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:35am themutante:

Oh! That was lovely and so is this!!
  Fri. 3/23/18 10:37am Susan:

I love your show. I saw/heard you play as/in/with Pony. I think pony was what I was told that night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:38am Polyus:

I hear the b-side of this single is supposed to be pretty good too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:49am Ken From Hyde Park:

This reminds me ... Did SM Ken do a show of all "Stairway" covers?
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:52am themutante:

This sounds like some Bernard Herrmann craziness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:56am steveo:

super show
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:57am themutante:

We haven't heard the dulcet tones of Mr JA in a while. You there, fella?
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:57am themutante:

Super show, indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 10:57am Mick:

Jumping in late as usual - agree with Bronwyn's take on the boring-ness of NY good ol' bad ol' days-ism. Anyone catch Penny Arcade's "Longing Lasts Longer" when she did that in Bkln a couple years ago? Bristling takedown of the futility of that kind of nostalgia.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 10:59am themutante:

This Emerson Kitamura chick/dude is delightful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:00am bore:

yeah
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:01am themutante:

That Rock Your Baby track is easily my favourite right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:04am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-enjoy NY, its YOUR STORY now. Be in it! Crime is much lower in NYC now I hear......
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:04am JakeGould:

Haha! I love the specific “gritty old NYC” arguments… Especially now that I live in Bay Ridge and most people have no idea what that place is. Anyone ever come home at 2:00am and find glass and blood on their block? Or see homeless people live in ATM vestibules? Or have to confront people who sneak into the building to try and push in unlocked apartment doors?

Gritty old NYC still exists! The rent is cheaper! It still sucks!

Bonus Points: When I tell some people I like riding the bus to my neighborhood because it’s more reliable than the subway at times and they are baffled at the idea of someone riding the bus.

Stay in your little Brownstone bubble and get excited when you find a new kind of craft beer at the corner store you call a “bodega” despite the fact it is not an bodega.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:05am BronwynB:

@mick: i just googled that and while it seems from the reviews that she actually might be engaging in that kind of nostalgia or at least hatred of current nyc, i agree with her that there are too many cupcake shops and just too much food here in general. as someone who doesn't especially like food, im irritated that my generation is so obsessed with it (no wonder 70% of americans are overweight!) and they'd all rather have brunch or cutesy cupcakes than actually DO anything. whatever happened to young and hungry???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:05am JakeGould:

Anyway, HELLO!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:07am JakeGould:

FWIW, Penny Arcade is schtick nowadays. She’s a broken record and tiresome. Fun for the first time you see her read… Then? Meh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:07am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Jake Gould-I remember homeless sleeping in ATM vestibules. Bay Ridge looks cool on a map, it has its own grid!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:07am themutante:

Sweet, Rob Rental is from the town next to mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:08am JakeGould:

@WildNeil: Everything looks “cool” on a map.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:08am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-yeah, the whole food thing is out of control. Fat people have taken over the world! In Poland far fewer people are so overweight.
@Jake Gould-is Bay Ridge kinda gritty?
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:09am themutante:

Powerful, Robert Rental!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:09am JakeGould:

Anything outside of the “Brownstone Brooklyn” world is gritty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:10am JakeGould:

But parts of the neighborhood are nice. But by fantasy version of Brooklyn standards? It’s gritty.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:10am themutante:

Total discourse marker, right there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:10am BronwynB:

@neil: it's really alarming!!!! it's a public health crisis that no one seems to be taking seriously right now
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:10am themutante:

*see yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:12am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@BronwynB-fat shaming is illegal. People SHOULD be ashamed of their lack of activity and gross over eating. I think Michele Obama tried to do something about it. Tilting at windmills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:13am BronwynB:

i've recently tried to spark creativity by eating less, because i think eating as much as the modern american does makes one fat and sluggish. it's worked. i have much more energy and am a lean mean fighting/writing machine
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:13am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Jake G-Williamsburg is an ever-expanding bubble it sounds like. In 1993 it started. I was there visiting to do a rave called Organism.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:14am JakeGould:

All this fat talk makes me want to get a 99 cent bottle of soda from the 99 cent store and drink it…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:14am BronwynB:

u do u, jake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:14am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-when I lived in NYC I would ride my bike 30 miles or so to occupy my time and get out of the apt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:14am BronwynB:

i will admit to enjoying a nice 99 cent arizona tea here and there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:15am BronwynB:

@neil: that's kinda how i am with walking. my boyfriend and i like to walk like crazy on the weekends. like, walking from the village to the upper west side kind of thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:15am JakeGould:

@BronwynB: I kid! I kid! I quit soda, coffee and deli breakfasts of egg and sausage on a roll this week… Already lost a few pounds.

Also, I mean the 99 cent LITER bottles of soda from the 99 cent store.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:15am themutante:

Once this guy decides his guitar is in tune he's gonna play something huge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:16am BronwynB:

@jake: thats awesome good for you :D i lost 8 pounds in this past year almost entirely from cutting out most non-water drinks
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:16am themutante:

Wait for it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:17am melinda:

@Bronwyn I hear you about the foodie craze, I used to be on board and then I came down with health problems that limited what I could eat, and then it all seem gluttonous and annoying. My sense though is that the trendiest artisanal/local food consumers aren't generally the ones with obesity problems.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:17am Honeybear:

I like it out of tune actually
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:17am themutante:

I'm pissing myself laughing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:17am John Allen:

hey no body shaming here. i had to shut Clay Pigeon down for it earlier today, and I'll do it here if i have to. we stick with the neck up around here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:18am JakeGould:

Also, I am tired of excessive beer choices. Bullshit anyone can tell the difference.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

I've heard this track on Nick Name's show before. This is pretty much it. For as long as you can stand it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:18am melinda:

Enjoying the tunes and sounds.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:18am themutante:

It's not quite out of tune enough, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:19am BronwynB:

@melinda: that's a good point about the trendy ones not being the biggest, but so many of my generation are quite large and unhealthy, and thin foodies also annoy me, because- as i read in an article recently- it's weird that young people (and everyone) these days are so into sitting around eating (and netflixing) because "food encourages a state of satiety and repose"). that really stuck with me. fuck satiety and repose! go out there and do stuff and be creative and have some damn energy, especially while you're young.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:19am themutante:

That last track was hilarious! To me anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:20am JakeGould:

@themutante: How about doing that all day in the subway. Just set up a chair, put a can in front of you and just tune all day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:20am BronwynB:

@JA: apologies if i come across as body shaming- i totally don't mean it and have nothing against people with a larger body size, i just worry about the health implications of more and more overweight people.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:20am themutante:

Damn, @JakeGould! That idea is a goldmine!!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:21am themutante:

I'm still laughing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:21am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-when I was broke and had a broken collarbone (and could not ride) I would walk from 3 Clinton Street to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 110th street both ways every day! i think I earned $1,000 a month or so at that point!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:22am Polyus:

Peoples' weight and eating habits are often the result of far more complicated factors than "you eat too much", as if that needs restating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:23am BronwynB:

@polyus: very true, it's so often economic as well which is a huge problem in poorer communities. i actually gained weight at a time in my life when i was very very poor, because i lived in north philly and had no money and it was very difficult to afford or even find anything remotely healthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:24am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Bronwyn-No, I was LAMENTING the days when you could make fun of fat people. Guess I am a monster. It served a function, though. You did nothing wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:24am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Polyus-oh. I did not realize that. It did need re-stating. In Poland these problems are far less prevalent, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:25am melinda:

I think relaxing and taking time with one's food is a good and healthy thing, the Instagraming of meals is another matter (and might be creating the illusion that young people are spending all their time sitting around eating). Agree about the Netflixing, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:28am melinda:

(Not that no one should take pictures of their food)
  Fri. 3/23/18 11:29am Fat and Happy:

hey man, bitd i'd go 5 days without eating, the Key Foods dumpster was my green grocer. I'm happy now to get fat! So THERE!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:30am themutante:

Jerry! Jerry!! Jerry!!!
  Fri. 3/23/18 11:30am mjgoins:

Another great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:30am JakeGould:

I will say this about my current dietary change: It’s weird to be at work, do work and not feel stressed… I think I basically have been just wired too much thanks to the caffeine.

But I did binge on a roll of Lifesavers yesterday. So I am flawed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:33am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I am a skinny guy that is actually fat. In the 90's I was a 32 waist, now I am a 36 in denial that I am really a 38!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:36am melinda:

Let us tanz
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:38am themutante:

Too many beats!
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 11:42am themutante:

This is beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:50am Wild Neil||Peace All:

In extremely poor areas of cities, they do not have supermarkets, only convenience stores for food. This is a shame. It leads to an extremely poor diet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:51am JakeGould:

Why doesn’t someone do something about all the problems, Neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:52am Ken From Hyde Park:

@WN - Yes, the food desert. Convenience stores stocked with junk food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:55am BronwynB:

when i lived in north philly, i bought a bag of lettuce at the piss poor excuse for a grocery store. i opened it up at home and it turned out to be rotten. it smelled terrible. to get healthy food, i would have had to go to the reading terminal or something, and i didn't have time or money to go there. so the obesity problem in many ways has its roots in socioeconomics BUT it's also cultural, too. it's a many-headed hydra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:55am Polyus:

When I was buying every John Cale record I could get my hands on, Artificial Intelligence was the one that made me go, "er, no, this one goes back on the sell pile". That track actually sounded pretty good in the context of this show though. Leave it to JA to find the one good bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:55am BronwynB:

you know, as opposed to the one headed hydra
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:57am ɨkɛ:

Yes, the free market, or invisible hand or whatever, has done a very poor job in food deserts. It's long past time for a different approach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:57am Mick:

Thanks for the amazing show, JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 11:58am JakeGould:

Now I want a dessert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 12:00pm blee:

Really want this Scorie song inplanted in my head. Seems like a life theme I can commit to.
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 12:02pm themutante:

Great show, JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 12:03pm melinda:

Thanks JA
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 12:03pm themutante:

You really cracked me up with the fella tuning his guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 12:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think the current administration's plan is this: Let them eat cake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/23/18 12:04pm John Allen:

see ya'll next week
Avatar Fri. 3/23/18 12:05pm themutante:

More tuning?
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