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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 Approx. start time
patto  turn turtle   Options 0:00:00 ()
dead rider  bad humours   Options 0:06:33 ()
mallard  she's long and she's lean   Options 0:10:20 ()
zoogz rift  pump city   Options 0:13:40 ()
zoogz rift  when my ship rolls in   Options 0:17:36 ()
patto     0:24:59 ()
neil rolnick  wake up   Options 0:27:29 ()
earth girl helen brown  chains   Options 0:39:31 ()
white boy  coming back home   Options 0:44:47 ()
sarah mary chadwick  felt my heart   Options 0:46:32 ()
don king  never decide   Options 0:49:53 ()
butcher shop  wasteland   Options 0:53:17 ()
overkill  slaughter   Options 0:59:21 ()
black flag  i love you   Options 1:00:35 ()
kyle gann  star dance   Options 1:10:05 ()
danielle dahl  interlude   Options 1:16:32 ()
daniel avery  citizen   Options 1:20:11 ()
mind over mirrors  talking knots   Options 1:23:58 ()
bc35  humash wealth management, inc.   Options 1:29:24 ()
skadne krek   susort holding   Options 1:32:53 ()
richard hell & the voidoids  love comes in spurts   Options 1:38:57 ()
said el attrache  fhhf   Options 1:40:49 ()
samara lubelski & bill nace  a3   Options 1:48:23 ()
ima  battery life   Options 1:56:19 ()
weirding module  gazing into diamond mirrors   Options 2:00:09 ()
tor lundvall  a dark place   Options 2:06:29 ()
dick chiclet  3   Options 2:11:11 ()
wayne horvitz  short of breath   Options 2:13:09 ()
whetzel  summer's end   Options 2:17:56 ()
dino j.a. deane  merlin   Options 2:27:17 ()
gregory simon  trilogy of eastern visions   Options 2:36:18 ()
milford graves & don pullen  nommo   Options 2:41:32 ()
fire!  touches me with the tips of wonder   Options 2:55:05 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:05am themutante:

Wake up to Patto, yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:05am TDK60:

Morning John A. Diggin' the chord changes all thru this opener
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:07am The Oscar:

Mornin'! I'm usually instructed to wake up at this point-- should I hold off?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:08am BronwynB:

why hello there john and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:10am steveo:

Good morning. Change is afoot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:11am steveo:

Tiny Tom Jones likes this track a lot.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:13am themutante:

Call Interpol and get a hacksaw.
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:15am David in London:

Mr Zoot Horn Rollo sounding fine
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:18am jmr3:

All I ever knew about Zoogz Rift was that he had an album called Island of Living Puke. Never wold have guess he sounded like this. I like it. I probably wouldn't have back whenever that was . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:18am The Oscar:

I first heard about Zoogz in the Church of the Subgenius' "High Weirdness by Mail" book (though the addresses were mostly defunct by the time I got my hands on it). It's where I first heard of both Negativland and GG Allin, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:19am melinda:

morning all
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:24am Vixo:

GREEN SONG!!!!!!
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:25am Lawrence Stevenson:

Zoogz was a presence on pro wrestling message boards in the 90s. I knew him from those and then drifted into listening to some of his music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:27am TDK60:

Had only heard the name, Zoogz R.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:30am steveo:

oh hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:30am The Oscar:

Phew! Good morning everybody!
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:30am Doobois:

LOL
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:31am David in London:

Always wondered why Ollie Halsall never got more recognition. Incredible guitarist plus he played the vibraphone (!!!)
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:31am themutante:

Powerful, Clay Pigeon still in attendance. He doesn't just jump in a limo after his set. Man of the people.
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:32am Dratsum:

I was literally just stepping out of the shower realizing there was no 10 minute version of Wake Up this morning and thought - oh good. Maybe that ended. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy AM, DJ JA. Not intending to siphon off listeners, but Doug on the Drummer Stream is having a graduate degree earning party today. www.wfmu.org...
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:34am steerpike:

morning from the other side of the pond. anyone think Clay sounds like your esteemed president? similar voices, it's all i can hear....good vibes to all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:35am TDK60:

Just realized one can jump between FMU shows, comment on 2 boards. Is that acceptable woofmoo etiquette?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:35am Ken From Hyde Park:

Little Susie gets to sleep in a bit longer this Friday.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:36am orpheusviking:

patto is so good. Thanks for that. Thats all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:36am Krys O.:

Hey, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:36am Krys O.:

@The Oscar: I still have my copy of High Weirdness by Mail!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:38am steveo:

only if you don't get caught, TDK
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:39am The Oscar:

@Krys Same here! I never wrote to any of the addresses, but it expanded my teenage mind well toward the fringes :)
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:40am David in London:

@TDK - I won't tell if you don't...
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:42am ynisvitrin:

Is there an inside joke I'm missing for why the 10-minute "wake up" gets played every week? I am trying hard not to let it enrage me.
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 9:46am Wild Neil||Peace All:

I REALLY don't like Wake Up. It is not cool like some hip hop sampling. I find it anemic and academic. PLEASE stop playing it. It sucks.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:46am themutante:

Cute track.
  Fri. 4/27/18 9:46am ynisvitrin:

Cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:47am The Oscar:

Never heard of Earth Girl Helen Brown, but that was real nice.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:48am themutante:

Seconded @Oscar
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:48am steveo:

sometimes a difficult piece can take years of study to appreciate
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:49am Rev. Turnip Druid:

FOKES!
CRAP, i missed th'ZOOGZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:51am EG_Astro:

G'morning everyone. Is anyone else have a tough time with the new pop-up player? Also this song is fantastic for a gray morning
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:51am jmr3:

I for one, dig the Wake Up. I admit I dont sit and actively listen to it, but I like being in the same room when it's on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:52am John Allen:

'people! comrades! this isn't a democracy. Rolnick 4eva
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 9:52am themutante:

Que?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/27/18 9:53am Polyus:

I am going to see someone play the veena tonight. Does anyone know much about the veena? I know the sitar and the tamboura, but this will be new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:55am maestroso:

I dig the Rolnick too. Hear hear, John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:55am The Oscar:

#RolnickNation
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:57am sphere:

@ Polyus - it's a plucked instrument and evidently it's one of the oldest in the world. there's evidence that the veena was played as early as the 2nd century BC.

www.milapfest.com...
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 9:57am Lixiviated Life:

"This ain't Rock'n'Roll,
This is Genocide."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 9:59am TDK60:

Don't know if Ive heard a veena, seen photos, looks similar to sitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:01am TDK60:

By the way, if anyone has a Turkish tanbur lying round the house they'd like to unload, please let me know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:02am sphere:

stage diving at work would probably go over very badly, i'm afraid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:03am TDK60:

sphere: especially if they neglect to hold you up with their hands in the old h/c solidaric style.
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 10:03am Lixiviated Life:

!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:04am MD:

"Please bring the Flag...Please Bring the Flag!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:05am TDK60:

those L.A. punx, long hair and all, weird guitar solos
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:05am Doobois:

Yeah! I’ma tearing the Palisades a new one right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:07am steveo:

more singing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:12am TDK60:

Are we woke?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:12am MD:

John Mellow out a bit...play some Bad Brains...!
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 10:12am Lixiviated Life:

or how 'bout songs about singing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:13am MD:

These are Coptic times...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:13am John Allen:

are you talking about the budget morning show/ woke and broke?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:14am TDK60:

Saw the flag 3x in '80s (worked in club office)- Henry was menacing onstage; offstage, got to turn him onto Jefferson Airplane 3d LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:17am TDK60:

You knew Black Flag liked the Dead, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:22am MD:

I I I I
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 10:25am themutante:

Like this. Would go lovely with some old Ninja Tune, Porcini, Tobin et al.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:25am joe mulligan:

oh crackers, I missed the Zoogz! next time. they played a lot of him on wkdu Drexel U philly radio in the 90s
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/27/18 10:31am Polyus:

I think that's why I gravitated toward the West Coast punk stuff as a loser high school kid, as opposed to the British stuff I thought I was supposed to like. I would read about SST bands and think "hey, they look just like me, they seem like regular people". The Pistols and The Clash were good and all but they said nothing to me, just not my world. Plus I thought they looked kinda silly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:34am TDK60:

Polyus: I liked that there were different punk looks, and musics. Conformity in punk was boring but transcended/avoided by many. (And Clash at least tried all sorts of music.)
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:34am iiiiekiekeekeike:

Agreed, @ynisv and @WN@9:46 -- but pointing that out is just likely to encourage him to keep playing it. I just switch to the Drummer stream during that and come back later. (This set is freaking awesome though.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:34am steveo:

you are firing on all cylinders today, mr. allen
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:35am Krys O.:

@The Oscar: I featured the Hour of Slack on my show back in the mid-80s on FMU.
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:37am Ben Abs:

This show has been off the hook today JA. Thanks!
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:39am iiiiekiekeeiiiikei:

@Krys, is it my imagination or w/newer DJs is there a shift away from a contrarian impulse to occasionally confuse and/or enrage FMU listeners? Is FMU still FMU without that? Is JA upholding a grand tradition as 1 of those more old-school FMU DJs like Irwin and Kenny G.? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:40am D. Lightfoot:

Sorry I'm late. I've been placing photos in a shitty baseball history all morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:41am BronwynB:

i used to think they were saying "love dongs in space"
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:42am David in London:

@BronwynB - I'm going use that as the title for my autobiography...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:42am BronwynB:

@iiiiekiekeeiiiikei: i can't speak for all the new people but im newish and i love the contrarianism and confusion. i plan to play more show tunes on the air for that very reason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:42am D. Lightfoot:

I'm going to think they are saying that from now on
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 10:43am themutante:

Love Dongs in Space it is @BronwynB
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:43am sphere:

@ iiiiekiekeeiiiikei - The last notable FMU stunt that I remember was Surface Noise's multihour Eleanor Rigby special.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 10:44am themutante:

Ye have decreed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:44am D. Lightfoot:

melismatic mendicant
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:45am BronwynB:

*bows*
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:45am jmr3:

the Neon Boys version of "Love Comes . . ." and "Time" was one of the first 45's I ever bought, after Gerry Rafferty and something by Pablo Cruise, and maybe a KC and the Sunshine Band. Had no idea what it was. Eye opener for sure.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 10:46am themutante:

I haven't stopped thinking about those dongs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:46am D. Lightfoot:

Is "Love" an imperative-tense verb or an adjective in this context?
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 10:47am themutante:

Dahl sounds sooo Swedish.
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:47am David in London:

Love Dongs in Space will be a low-budget sex/sci-fi film, like Flesh Gordon. Only worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:47am D. Lightfoot:

I picture them drawn in that sort of Heavy Metal magazine 70s fantasy art style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:48am steveo:

the opposite of love dong is indifferent dong, not hate dong
  Fri. 4/27/18 10:50am otto:

did i just hear a phone alarm go off? It sounded really eerie with the pipes. if it was. i swear it was. hello?
bing poing bing pong bing pong bing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:50am D. Lightfoot:

Apathy dongs, existing in all states, and at all places and moments along the space-time/matter-engergy circumplex
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:50am The Oscar:

Must Love Dongs in Space.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 10:54am !ke:

@Sphere and @BB: Hmm, you're right. Maybe there isn't such a shift. Or maybe I was thinking more of DJs who *say* things to confuse and enrage listeners rather than *playing* things that confuse and enrage listeners. I'm not sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:01am TDK60:

Gotta leave the building...thanks-ya
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:03am John Allen:

later tdk
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:05am Krys O.:

@iiiiekiekeeiiiikei: I think the contrarian spirit is alive and well in Woof Moo: Trickster Radio with a Heart
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:08am D. Lightfoot:

Muad'Dib doesn't need the weirding module
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:08am ♪ke:

ROTFL, that's a great FMU tagline (or a T-shirt?) for the ages
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 11:10am Chris from DC:

I knew it was going to be a rough morning when I left my weirding module at home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Which WFMU DJ will debut the new ABBA songs? www.cnn.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:10am D. Lightfoot:

I dig this
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:10am themutante:

Tune!
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:11am themutante:

Played this sucker on my last mx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:11am AndrewC.:

Zhhhhhhaaaaaaaaar - TSU!
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 11:12am Chris from DC:

Yeah this album is really good, too.
  Fri. 4/27/18 11:12am Mark R:

Tor Lundvall's been getting a lot of FMU love lately. This new album's great, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:12am D. Lightfoot:

Maybe this crowd can help me find the answer to an annoyingly geeky music question.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:12am themutante:

Indeed. Very nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:13am steveo:

Verbing weirds language. i.imgur.com...
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:14am themutante:

SPAM! soundcloud.com...
  Fri. 4/27/18 11:14am Mark R:

Dick Chiclet is the name I'm giving the police next time.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:14am themutante:

Hahaha, nice one @MarkR
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:15am themutante:

Peach!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:15am D. Lightfoot:

There's a sliding-tile puzzle game on Google Play called Connect It! I have been addicted to for some time, in large part because the track that plays continuously on a loop is so mesmerizing. But I have been unable to find out who did it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:18am steveo:

i would email the developers -- is it this one?

play.google.com...
  Fri. 4/27/18 11:19am Mark R:

I'm digging this whole set muchly. This Wayne Horvitz track reminds me of a David Torn album from the 80s I used to play to death--not the track really, more the sound of his guitar. I love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:20am D. Lightfoot:

Yes. I had thought of that but hadn't gotten that far.
  Fri. 4/27/18 11:28am gregory:

Nice
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:34am themutante:

Ooohh! Like this!!
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:37am themutante:

This is probably track of the set right here. Very nice.
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:38am themutante:

Damn, that was gud!
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 11:41am themutante:

Did I speak too quick? You are just showing off now, John.
  Fri. 4/27/18 11:45am Mark R:

It's funny, I was just listening to Don Pullen this week, marveling at his technique (really he rivals Cecil Taylor IMHO) and here he is, tearing it up (Milford Graves ain't no slouch, either.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/27/18 11:46am Polyus:

Really hoping to see this new Milford Graves documentary somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:47am maestroso:

Enjoyed this show immensely, JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:50am Booz:

Really glad to hear Milford Graves this morning, & hope to see the doc too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:53am sphere:

Weirding modules don't exist in the Dune book. It was invented for the movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:53am sphere:

just wanted to get that in :)
Avatar    Fri. 4/27/18 11:54am Chris from DC:

The comments must flow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 4/27/18 11:55am Polyus:

I doubt Full Mantis will screen where I am, will have to hope it is available to stream at some point. Although we did eventually get the WFMU doc, so who knows?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:56am sphere:

Woof-Moo is the mind-killer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 11:56am D. Lightfoot:

I want a suit that turns my pee into potable water
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 12:01pm Mick:

Last minute thanks for great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 12:02pm steveo:

thanks john
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 12:02pm D. Lightfoot:

Good show John, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 12:03pm steveo:

is he going to make you start his playlist too?
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 12:03pm themutante:

Cheers, JA! You found me a few gems, fella.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 4/27/18 12:04pm John Allen:

thx everyone/ see ya'll nxt week
Avatar Fri. 4/27/18 12:05pm themutante:

... meanwhile over on the other side.
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