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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 ex machina  innova  2016  CD  0:00:00 ()
pink floyd  the wall   Options the wall  emi  1979  LP  0:11:43 ()
branca  light field (in consonance)   Options the ascension  99 records  1981  LP  0:13:31 ()
us girls  mad as hell   Options a poem unlimited  4ad  2018  LP  0:21:04 ()
the tissues  noises   Options veil  no label  2017  LP  0:24:12 ()
forbidden music  lovesick joystick   Options untitled (formus 003)  no label  2018  LP  0:26:50 ()
nikki sudden & dave kusworth  bethlehem castle   Options the ragged school  twin tone  1986  LP  0:30:02 ()
exuma  baal   Options exuma II  mercury  1970  LP  0:38:10 ()
wormdoom  last days boogie   Options last days boogie  no label  1996  LP  0:44:30 ()
wax chattels  nrg   Options s/t  captured tracks  2018  LP  0:47:16 ()
xalph  mi   Options xalph  monster melodies  197X/2018  LP  0:50:31 ()
barney willen and his amazing free rock band  dear prof. leary   Options dear prof. leary  mps  1968  LP  1:00:58 ()
incredible string band  you get brighter   Options wee tam  elektra  1969  LP  1:03:35 ()
alfredo thiermann & tres warren  land in the sky   Options land in the sky  bym records  2018  LP  1:09:35 ()
liimanarina  mara on la: SSA NYT (nico case cover)   Options dokauschwitz  stupido recprds  2014  CD  1:17:02 ()
laraaji  enthusiasm   Options sun transmissions  all saints  2018  LP  1:23:15 ()
michael pisaro  add red (grey series no. 3)   Options split lp w. matthew sullivan  bahn mi verlag  2018  LP  1:28:08 ()
factrix  pp\hantom pain   Options scheintot  adolescent records  1981  LP  1:30:29 ()
scott johnson  part 3 involuntary songs   Options john some  elektra  1986  LP  1:36:00 ()
sugai ken  gengaihooooougaku   Options tele-n-tech-da  discrepant  2018  LP  1:44:06 ()
david garland  i am with you   Options   hasch platten  1985  7"  1:46:29 ()
tor lundvall  a dark place   Options a dark place  dais  2018  LP  1:49:36 ()
branca  lesson n. 2 (2nd half)   Options the ascension  99 records  1981  LP  1:55:47 ()
gang gang dance  lotus   Options kazuashita  4ad  2018  LP  2:00:06 ()
peter blegvad  face off   Options knights like this  virgin  1985  LP  2:04:36 ()
bob dylan  jokerman   Options infidels  columbia  1983  LP  2:07:44 ()
sarah louise  up on the ridge   Options deeper woods  thrill jockey  2018  LP  2:15:00 ()
gs schray  placeholder areas   Options gabriel  last resort  2017  LP  2:21:51 ()
klaus flouride  my town   Options the light is flickering  alternative tentacles  1991  LP  2:29:00 ()
duck baker  blue monk   Options duck baker plays monk  triple point  2018  LP  2:41:34 ()
herb moore  wen also found   Options imaginationsl anthem vol. 8  thompkins square  2016  CD  2:46:00 ()
danielle dahl  daddy issues   Options loosening orion's belt  abstract tits  2018  LP  2:53:48 ()
marc santemma  overcast   Options breeze blue  ozzera records  1985  LP  2:57:45 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:07am ben abs:

Morning JA & Alles
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:08am Lixiviated Life:

ready to enter the sonic universe of complex and delightful vibrations
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:09am karlward:

"wake up" continues to sustain me.
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:15am Kelly Jones:

Good Morning Everybody! I just shut and restarted my player thinking "Wake Up" was all fucked up. It wasn't.
  Fri. 5/18/18 9:16am Jay Goges:

Greeting(s) and Salutation(s)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:17am karlward:

Nice. Theoretical and nice.
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:17am Wild Neil||Peace All:

OK so Branca is not Jazz. What is he?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:18am steveo:

good morning; so many classic FMU moments already
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:19am Lixiviated Life:

Apparently Branca is "the combination of notes that are in harmony with each other due to the relationship between their frequencies."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:20am karlward:

JA: is this jazz? Asking for the entire audience.
Avatar Fri. 5/18/18 9:22am Chris E:

This makes me feel in harmonics with the sun
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:22am John Allen:

yazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:23am maestroso:

Really been digging the Branca we've been hearing here. Sad that it's because of his passing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:24am karlward:

And we are back to Yaz again. *I* want to make something real. *I* want to make a Yaz record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:26am Davee:

Good morning John
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:26am steveo:

Saturday 23 June 2018
U.S. Girls
with Amen Dunes

Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY, US
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:26am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Us Girls is like Madonna if Madonna was cool like Blondie is cool.
Yaz upstairs at Erics was on The Americans. Creepy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:30am adampsyche:

karlward yes "wake up" is so crazy and i love that it's part of every friday at 9 am sharp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yessah! Good to wake up and find it's Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/18/18 9:35am katie:

What a perfect song. Thanks for the friday morning dose of Nikki.
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 9:41am Jersey Cowboy:

Great music - thank you JA - loving it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:44am BronwynB:

good morning john and everyone. as someone who LOVES demonology/occult/hell stuff (i even wrote a short story about Baal for class in college), I am loving this
Avatar Fri. 5/18/18 9:49am Chris E:

It's ten to four pm and eighty degrees here. After having been out in the sun since noon when Clay went on, and more than a few pints in me (it's a long weekend here) this is seriously giving me heat stroke. I love it :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 9:59am Devin B.:

big week for xalph appreciation
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:01am steveo:

we are fortunate to have this universe where the previous comment is possible
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:01am Devin B.:

yes we are
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:02am BronwynB:

National Xalph Appreciation Week
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:05am JakeGould:

Is asking if Glenn Branca is Jazz some kind of new noise hipster meme?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/18/18 10:06am Polyus:

Day 2 of having Circle In The Sand by Belinda Carlisle stuck in my head. Maybe the heavy jazz rock will finally be the thing to dislodge it? It's like a bad case of the hiccups, I've tried everything.
  Fri. 5/18/18 10:06am Carlo:

The Best Friday Music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:07am steveo:

how do you feel about Joe Belock?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:08am sphere:

I have 4' 33" running through my brain. When will it ever stop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:09am steveo:

i'm hallucinating
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:10am steveo:

must have been all the xalph i took
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah, the song with the hidden Black Sabbath!
  Fri. 5/18/18 10:19am Don S:

so i'm not the only one who hears 'sabbath bloody sabbath'...
  Fri. 5/18/18 10:26am R.P.:

"Spermarket received extensive college radio airplay in the United States and ranked as the number one record of the year by Northwestern University station WNUR.[8] Within a year of its release, Spermarket sold just over 1,200 copies and the label had paid the band a little more than $1,000 in royalties.[9] Liimanarina had hoped to tour the United States in 1997, but Drag City did not have the funds to support them at the time. The group broke up soon thereafter."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:36am karlward:

Wait a minute, isn't this a cover of the John Mayer song of the same name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:36am John Allen:

The band's name was originally Yhteiskunnallisesti Puhtaat Munat ("socially fresh eggs") but they later shortened it to make themselves more marketable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:37am karlward:

I definitely hear John Mayer shredding on the guitar in the background. In fact he has always been there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:39am Devin B.:

Yay!
Avatar    Fri. 5/18/18 10:40am Lixiviated Life:

Hey! What's so "funny" all of a sudden?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:40am maestroso:

This is brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:40am karlward:

This Scott Johnson is just lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:44am Devin B.:

u remember that guy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:45am maestroso:

..John something..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:48am Devin B.:

New Sugai Ken is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 10:51am maestroso:

This David Garland piece was on someone's DJ premium from a while back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:03am ben abs:

oh shit Gang Gang
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:08am mary:

Thank you, John, for the Glenn related play list and for playing him!
Heard him live often.
Your show is always great.
I like Clay ok in early am, but when you're next it is so...well you don't interrupt with junk bits.
(But I totally support Clay)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:12am John Allen:

yknow Mary, when I segued into Jokerman here i thought to myself, am i being like Clay without the junk bits?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:13am steveo:

is Bob Dylan jazz?
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:13am Morphe:

You just mentioned David Garland and your spinning make me think of a long missing aprt of my life - Tony Coulter...
Where is he now???????
Early evening where I am and the rain is coming and the winds are blowing and the lightening and thunder are coming from the south and we ran home from the park and we are eating apples. Wee Simon is drinking orange juice and I have a white wne... Clouds streaming past ... Thanks so for spinning.... Morphe y Simon
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:14am mary:

omg blegvad... golden palominos anyone?
followed by this Dylan. You are one of the best, John Allen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:14am steveo:

Tony's on the Drummer stream tuesday's at noon ET wfmu.org... Is prog jazz?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:15am austin:

did this song inspire the font
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:15am Andy the painter:

@morphe. tony c is alive and well, on the drummer stream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:15am steveo:

damn you wayward apostrophe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/18/18 11:15am Polyus:

Hey speaking of prog jazz, I see Soft Machine are coming to the U.S. in the Fall. Even my little backwater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:16am John Allen:

could be onto something, I hear that dylan wrote this using wingdings
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:17am Morphe:

STEVEO - Thanks Steveo..

Morphe y Simon
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:17am Andy the painter:

@john allen. that blegvad track put me in mind of your Twisted Nerve comp/premium, which is a fave....
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:21am Morphe:

Blegvad: if not known P. Blegvad has done numerous winderful books for children of all ages ... Actually, just realized I am blending him with Tomi Ungerer - some are not for children under 57...
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:22am Andy the painter:

@morphe. tony c is on at noon (east coast US) on tuesdays, on the drummer stream. and archives....
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:24am Mike Wolf:

I am glad to hear this new Sarah Louise song, thanks JA.
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:26am Morphe:

Andy - Thanks Andy

morphe y simon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:28am John Allen:

hey Mike, that Sarah record is a pretty magical leap from her VDSQ. Essential listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:28am ben abs:

Tortoise vibes
  Fri. 5/18/18 11:50am Mike Wolf:

Dig it, that's the word I was looking for, thanks man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:54am steveo:

thanks john, loved the show, feel better
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:57am ben abs:

Lovely show John, thanks a bunch
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 11:58am maestroso:

Loved the show, thanks JA!
  Fri. 5/18/18 12:04pm rbx:

Thanks JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/18/18 12:05pm John Allen:

hey everyone, new sign off... let's enjoy our time apart. It'll be even better next time
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