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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 (MP3 | )
jefferson starship  miracles   Options red octopus  rca  1975  LP  0:11:29 (MP3 | )
rheinegold  himmelgeist   Options rheingold  welt-rekord  1980  LP  0:18:17 (MP3 | )
carl weingarten & walter whitney  dreaming in color   Options dreaming in color  multiphase  1985  LP  0:23:14 (MP3 | )
areski  chanson pour sa mere   Options un beau matin  soufflecontinu records  1970/2018  LP  0:29:32 (MP3 | )
bernard lavilliers  nuit d'amour   Options night bird  barclay  1981  12"  0:33:35 (MP3 | )
michel columbier  el solitario   Options old fool back on earth  columbia  1983  LP  0:40:45 (MP3 | )
chip wickham  shamal wind   Options shamal wind  lovemonk  2018  LP  0:45:54 (MP3 | )
conveniens  druhm rum / procession of bone   Options conveniens  convenience records  1984  LP  0:54:56 (MP3 | )
bush tetras  out again   Options take the fall  wharf cat  2018  LP  1:00:50 (MP3 | )
bang bros  grow a pair   Options hard rocks vol. 2  feeding tube  2018  LP  1:05:36 (MP3 | )
dead rider  ramble on rose   Options crew licks  drag city  2017  LP  1:11:31 (MP3 | )
thin lizzy  killer without a cause   Options bad reputation  mercury  1977  LP  1:15:56 (MP3 | )
mick greenwood  keep coming back   Options living game  decca  1971  LP  1:20:03 (MP3 | )
richard youngs  and next field should know   Options   chocolate monk  2018  Cassette  1:24:15 (MP3 | )
howlin rain   speed   Options the alligator bride  silver current  2018  LP  1:30:33 (MP3 | )
jan van den dobbelsteen  yeah   Options kringloop / new adventures  feeding tube  2018  LP  1:35:53 (MP3 | )
forma  cut-up   Options semblance  kranky  2018  CD  1:40:04 (MP3 | )
turning jewels into water  lights below the water   Options which way is home  fpe records  2018  LP  1:44:02 (MP3 | )
synth sisters  she sang   Options euphoria  em  2018  CD  1:47:36 (MP3 | )
paul page and his paradise music  the sea is calling   Options pacific paradise  subliminal sounds  2018  CD  1:52:56 (MP3 | )
dan beatty  toccatas and ostinatos   Options outstanding contemporary composers of texas  icme  1984  LP  1:55:30 (MP3 | )
dorithea joyce  energy   Options enlightenment  evolution  1972  LP  1:58:25 (MP3 | )
mary lattimore  never saw him again   Options hundreds of days  ghostly  2018  LP  2:03:02 (MP3 | )
ernesto diaz infante  for m.f.   Options for m.f.  pax  2018  LP  2:10:16 (MP3 | )
alessandra novaga  each man kills the thing he loves   Options fassbinder wunderkammer  setola di maiale  2017  LP  2:17:01 (MP3 | )
mouvements  goutte de sang en fou   Options s/t  mental experience  1973/2018    2:22:14 (MP3 | )
marc sloan  lullabye   Options yeow  little animal records  1985  LP  2:29:17 (MP3 | )
fuzzhead  springtime   Options high in a basement  heliocentric worlds of sound  1995  LP  2:33:20 (MP3 | )
allen ravenstine  bump in the night   Options waiting for the bomb  rer  2018  CD  2:36:55 (MP3 | )
john coltrane  nature boy   Options that lost john coltrane album from 1962  impulse  1962/2018  LP  2:39:52 (MP3 | )
carl stone  banteay srey   Options electronic music from the eighties and nineties  unseen worlds  2018  LP  2:47:41 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:03am John Allen:

there it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:04am George of Troy:

Hey John, good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:05am ben abs:

I, Unfortunately, have already been awake for far too long, always appreciate Neil's reminder though. This is like a mid-afternoon re-wake up. Hi JA & all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:05am The Oscar:

Waking up as requested.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:05am karlward:

JA: The MYDOLLS track you played last week sent me on a deep dive into Houston early 80s punk. Thanks for that.
  Fri. 7/27/18 9:09am convoy_pt2:

Yeah John!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:10am steveo:

gee whiz, it's friday (hi)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:11am John Allen:

Karl, hope you discovered The Huns
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:12am karlward:

JA: go on... I'm listening...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:14am MD:

GOOD MORNING TO ALL...ALL AROUND DA WORLD...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:14am Linda Lee:

this starship track sounds surprisingly good!
'morning JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:15am The Oscar:

JS in the AM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:15am Linda Lee:

still hear a bit of '70s defeat though..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:16am steveo:

is this the breakup album? gives me shivers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:16am karlward:

I am still not down with the Starship. I believe Craig Finn was referencing Starship when he shouted "I survived the Eighties one time already."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:18am Linda Lee:

i think i'd forgotten about them by the 80s ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:19am Linda Lee:

dammit, the strings. so Montovani.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:19am John Allen:

i think by the simple rules of frequency this was probably a breakup record for millions. people used to live in cars, yknow?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:20am MD:

outside! outside!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:20am The Oscar:

The correct context for Jefferson Starship is as holograms on the Star Wars Holiday Special.
  Fri. 7/27/18 9:20am Rover James:

LMAO - The Oscar
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:20am Ken From Hyde Park:

This J. Starship number felt like it was the future back in the 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:22am Linda Lee:

actually think we live in cars moreso now. no car-phones then, for example.. unless you were James Bond or had the dosh to pretend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:22am northguineahills:

Haven't had a Rheingold in ages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:23am Linda Lee:

& then came Punk. blessed be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:29am steveo:

i was thinking of fleetwood mac -- 1976 is a haze, i tell you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:32am Linda Lee:

was just saying during Wake ~ if you travel back in time to the '70s, bring a note pad. you may become forgetful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:33am Linda Lee:

i also have friends with photographic memories of the time. depends on what you were up to, i guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:33am steveo:

i was born in 1970, so i have a good excuse
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:36am Linda Lee:

in that case the 70s are part of your subconscious, for sure. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:44am northguineahills:

I have a photographic memory, but since I am a bicentennial baby, my memory only really started around '78....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:51am Irwin:

CHIP CHIP HOORAY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:53am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Was too young to misbehave "properly" in the '70s, but old enough to be an utter freak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:54am steveo:

shamal wind sounds like it could be from the 70s, but it was released in may
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Fond memories of a particular tri-tone velour shirt (the classic brown/orange/yellow) with obnoxiously large gold metal zipper-pull. Ah, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:56am Davee:

Just tuned in . . . was distracted by work
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:57am Davee:

Good decade the 70's were and I do remember them . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 9:58am D. Lightfoot:

Happy Friday all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 10:02am steveo:

"According to folklore, the first major shamal occurring around May 25 is known as the Al-Haffar, or driller, since it drills huge depressions in desert sand dunes. The second, arriving in early June, coincides with the dawn star, Thorayya (Pleiades), and is therefore named Barih Thorayya. During this event, which is more violent than the others, fishermen usually remain in port because ancient folklore tells them that this wind devours ships. Near the end of June, the last shamal arrives, known as the Al-Dabaran, or the follower. It is violent and continues for several days. Local residents keep doors and windows firmly shut as this shamal includes an all-penetrating fine dust which gets into everything."
Avatar    Fri. 7/27/18 10:05am Chris from DC:

Oh yay, Bush Tetras. Actually considering a trip to see them fairly soon.
Avatar    Fri. 7/27/18 10:07am Chris from DC:

This new stuff sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 10:07am mb:

Good morning JA'AMers
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 10:29am Aaron Working In Newark:

nice tune
  Fri. 7/27/18 10:30am Morphe:

Good early evening(1619) here - dry, dirty, fascist madrid.
all lower caps on purpose...
Soon to NYC for 2 weeks...
Strange to most ears - so much GREEN in NYC-
Community Gardens LES..my place..
My roof ..
swimimning in the East River or off the Hudson
or in the Narrows or prfeerably, off yhe North Fork ...
Thanks for the sounds JA
Morphe'
Avatar Fri. 7/27/18 10:45am dfb:

the forma song reminds me of 80's soundtrack stuff, which can be a nice thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 10:56am The Oscar:

This Paul Page is everything I want to hear right now.
  Fri. 7/27/18 10:57am Tom in St. Paul:

Pol Pot had a very different take on that piece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:06am crateslinger:

Hey Morphe, where do you swim in the East River, or the Narrows?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:11am steveo:

you can swim on the east shore of staten island but i think the harbor and the east river are too dirty for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/27/18 11:14am Mister Dobalina:

Great show as always JA, keeping me in a good mood through this Friday work day. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:19am crateslinger:

I used to jump off the piers in Williamsburg, but now it's all developed and everybody's a narc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:19am crateslinger:

well... I used to jump off what was left of the piers in Williamsburg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

Almost time for the 11:25 Ag Report. Take it away, Steve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:27am steveo:

soybeans are down 13% to $8.55 a bushel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/27/18 11:28am Mister Dobalina:

& coffee?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:28am steveo:

i can't recommend a bushel of coffee
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:29am steveo:

you'll get the jitters
  Fri. 7/27/18 11:30am Morphe:

Crateslinger --- And all
FIRST OFF --- THE TIDE IS DEADLY ...NEVER EVER NEVER SWIM WITH THE OUTGOING TIDE >>>>NEVER YOU ARE DEAD in SHEEPSHEAD BAY OR SANDY SHORE
Only swim with an in tide or the 1 hour betwixt tide...Best time is the i hour high tide .. At low tide, it can be hard to get out- the seawalll.

Put a rope somewhere so you can pull yourself out...

Places: all along the east river (with a rope readY and tides in mind).. Hudson too off the piers, but a lot of police... ..

Easy bits.. underneath the Bklyn Bridge land there...
Underneath the Verezzano - Land bits there too

Now - just near the Ikea ferry - towards the cranes...

LISTEN CAREFULLY: no great dives, do not go too low(there are cables) and MINd THE FUCKIN TIDES - never on an outgoing tide!!!!!!!!!!!NEVER !!!
NEVER!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:30am steveo:

this track is contemporary? it's astounding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:38am steveo:

my buddy got me a ticket to the hold steady in asbury park tomorrow -- they any good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:43am crateslinger:

@Morphe - yeah, I'm a sailor, so I'm pretty alert to the currents - that's why I asked! - I almost lost a dog in the East at Grand St in Billburg a while back. Last year I went swimming in Sheepshead Bay twice and all my cuts and scrapes (I'm always a mess) got infected and wouldn't heal. Both times! I love that you bring a rope. That's badass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:47am crateslinger:

I remember about 25 years ago, when NYPD lost a diver and never found his body. He was with a dive boat and a bunch of other professional divers and just disappeared in the East River around Delancey I think. I never followed up, so maybe it ended differently, but that's the way I remember it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/27/18 11:49am Mister Dobalina:

The Hunt For Red October.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:50am Doobois:

Oh, yeah! Sweet closer... (Maybe?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:54am crateslinger:

Morphe - the fact that you swim in the East River with a lifeline means you are a guy I'd like to meet. If you want to go sailing in the lower harbor (Rockaway Inlet/Sandy Hook/Verazanno Narrows) while you're in town, e-mail me dan at crateshop dot com. I have an O'day 30 moored in Sheepshead Bay and go out every weekend I can. It's hard to find crew though. Everybody says they want to do shit, but nobody actually wants to do shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:56am ben abs:

ThanK YoU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/27/18 11:56am Marshall Stacks:

I took a very memorable ride out to Banteay Srey (Srei) in the waning years of the Khmer Rouge. It's a magnificent temple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/27/18 11:57am Mister Dobalina:

I like to do shit, can I get shit on that boat too, I'm a hard worker. Feel free to say no.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:57am steveo:

i agree the rope is badass; thanks for the great show john; i'll try to talk less next time
  Fri. 7/27/18 11:58am Morphe:

Crate: Madrid is a dry, dirty fascist city (a lot of good people too).. I swim = paddle in the rivers north (40Min on the bus) I need oceans!!!!!!!!I take the train or plane to the Med every 2 weeks for a real swim... I am completely cut up from the barnacles. The Med does not normally have much tide but it is very low due to the drought here. I had to crawl across rocks/barnacles to get to my clothes. My son said I had to change my sheets because of all the bloodstains in my bed ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:58am crateslinger:

Mister D - send me an e-mail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 11:59am crateslinger:

Hey Morphe - read above for an invitation to the ocean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 12:00pm crateslinger:

Bye JA - great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/27/18 12:01pm John Allen:

by everyone thanks for being here
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