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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 (Pop‑up)
mark lockett & janet sherbourne  slower than molasses   Options slower than molasses  practical music  1986  LP  0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
carlos maria wollogallu & nuno canavarro  blu terra   Options mr wallogallu  urpa i musell  1991/2018  LP  0:22:08 (Pop‑up)
giraffe  the night is dark   Options   meakusma  2019  LP  0:29:04 (Pop‑up)
glee club (john stabb & tom lyle)  black shades   Options       LP  0:32:32 (Pop‑up)
scott fraser  azan   Options architecture  fun music  1988  LP  0:39:53 (Pop‑up)
joni void  dysfunctional helper   Options mise en abyme  constellation  2019  CD  0:44:14 (Pop‑up)
rema rema  entry   Options fond reflections  4ad  1980/2019  LP  0:54:15 (Pop‑up)
laughing clowns  when what you see   Options       12"  1:00:31 (Pop‑up)
headroom  city lights   Options new heaven  ever/never  2019  12"  1:09:53 (Pop‑up)
josiah steinbrick  fo barro   Options fragments du monde flottant (wire mag sampler)  bongo joe /wire  2019  CD  1:14:33 (Pop‑up)
maxine funke  ss   Options home fi  feeding tube  2019  12"  1:16:40 (Pop‑up)
syd barrett  octopus   Options the madcap laughs  emi    LP  1:20:27 (Pop‑up)
chris forsyth  techno top   Options all time present  no quarter  2019  LP  1:30:06 (Pop‑up)
matthew dunn & andy haas  b4   Options         1:50:10 (Pop‑up)
pierre courbois / association  spider   Options         1:52:30 (Pop‑up)
the lightmen plus one  energy control center   Options         1:56:45 (Pop‑up)
nate wooley  with condolences   Options         2:07:57 (Pop‑up)
mikan mukku  kan   Options   bitter lake recordings  1985/2018  7"  2:21:01 (Pop‑up)
strange nursery  mmm   Options         2:24:03 (Pop‑up)
sightings  the electrician   Options         2:27:37 (Pop‑up)
populare mechanik  heftklammer im gesicht / blackout   Options         2:31:38 (Pop‑up)
daniel knox  pack your bags   Options chasescene  h.p. johnson  2019  LP  2:41:10 (Pop‑up)
helado negro  two lucky   Options         2:44:46 (Pop‑up)
van duren  waiting   Options         2:50:04 (Pop‑up)
mike millius / five dollar shoes  GTA   Options         2:54:45 (Pop‑up)
rpm  piper   Options         2:58:29 (Pop‑up)
bodacious df feat. marty balin  good folks   Options         3:04:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:03am Cmurtha:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:03am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:03am adampsyche:

everything is as it should be
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:07am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:08am steveo:

hey all; could have used rolnick this morning instead of the 20 minutes of dead air from the station tuned on my clock radio :o
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 9:13am Diezel Tea:

Howdy Johnny Allen & Heath. Howdy listening FMUsters. Howdy weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 9:13am karlward:

Play some dub to be cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:20am Phillippe Bastille:

@karlward there's always the Belock archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 9:20am mb:

Morning morning, all.

I really dig your new avatar DJ Krys O. If avatar is even the right word. They are more like an FMU security 'employee' badge identifier to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:20am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey @Krys, I don't want to pry, but I read in a thread a couple days ago you were awaiting some test results. Everything ok?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:25am Krys O.:

Oh, hey! Thanks for the kind words. No word on the mammogram results yet, but that might be good. No news is good news. Just waiting for the results to be uploaded to the imaging center's website. Having two sisters who are breast cancer survivors puts me at a greater risk besides my age and genetic heritage. Fingers crossed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:26am Krys O.:

BTW-the avatar pic is from my SoundCloud account.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:31am Phillippe Bastille:

@Krys fingers crossed for you as well. Lots of breast cancer on my bride's side of the family, so I have an idea of that stress level. But you are right, usually if results are slow coming its because there is no need for urgency. Take care of yourself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:35am steveo:

krys, sending best wishes also; and you're my first golden glistener spotting, I might be a little jealous
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 9:37am karlward:

I am officially requesting that the full cast of Glee do a cover of "Black Shades" by Glee Club.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:37am Phillippe Bastille:

Streaming is not kind today. I get tiny annoying dropouts on the normally-reliable VLC 128K AAC player, and the pop-up player doesn't seem to be working at all. Even tried turning it off and turning it on again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:40am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, wake uppers. Listening with VLC AAC and no issues today. Not sure what's going on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:42am Phillippe Bastille:

Weird. The pop-up player for the archive is working fine. I'll see if the mp3 for the VLC works any better for the live stream
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:42am Cmurtha:

@Krys Here's hoping for the best, and I hope everything is clear!

@Phillippe the pop up player has been odd for me all week. Usually only resetting my computer seems to get it going again, but when this is happening the AAC/MP3 won't even start.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:43am Krys O.:

I've had issues with streams for the past two days. Yesterday was worse though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 9:44am Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks Cmurtha. Just tried the mp3 stream and its dropping out as well. Ugh. I'll try the phone app. The drop outs are making it unlistenable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:05am Phillippe Bastille:

Issues seem to have started once Pony the puppy arrived. Coincidence?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:08am sphere:

hullo pupples!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:09am sphere:

@Phillippe - i am having problems with the pop-up too. i just thought i was being jammed downstream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:11am zpulpa:

goodmorning Jammers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:11am sphere:

on the other hand, my iPhone app has been just fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:13am karlward:

The guitar on "City Lights" is massive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:14am sphere:

good vibes to you, Krys. :)
  Fri. 3/29/19 10:17am John from Florham Park:

@krys sending good thoughts to you and some pixie dust
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:17am Phillippe Bastille:

tune-in stream is working fine. phone app worked too, but there's that whole battery issue on a sunsetting phone. when there's a will there's a way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:18am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey John, have fun at that wedding!
  Fri. 3/29/19 10:18am John from florham park:

i will Philippe thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:20am steveo:

i like this one would you mind playing it backwards also?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:22am zpulpa:

that one gave me spine tingles
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:22am Mick:

steveo: ha! this maxine funke is oddly hypnotic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:30am Ike:

@Krys, aren't you still located in a strong FM signal area? What, no dipole antenna? 91.1 sounds good right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:31am steveo:

was it a wet vac, john, was it a wet vac?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:32am steveo:

failed to wake up to dead air on wkcr, it was; that's what i get for not embracing real JAZZ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:32am sphere:

ike, gotta say i love your sandal cat.
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 10:33am John Allen:

yeah it was a wet vac, but it was raining. i told them they should just remove the top off the vac and let the rain fill it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:34am Ike:

@sphere, I wish I knew more about what the story is with that random meme cat that I plucked out of the series of tubes! @steveo, OMG it IS dead air, even now! WTF?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:34am mb:

@steveo: I too heard the dead air on KCR. I hope Dr. Schaap is ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:35am steveo:

o really? i checked their stream earlier and it was on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:35am sphere:

@ ike - i did a deep dive on the GIF but found nothing! very WFMU, really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:41am mb:

The FM broadcast was not broadcasting, steveo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:41am steveo:

@ja you should have offered to get a bucket of water from inside to help them fill it faster
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:45am steveo:

@mb yeah I observed that at 7 am; i don't have an fm tuner at work though
  Fri. 3/29/19 10:45am Andy the painter:

i dig this chris forsyth jam. i keep on thinking of “step into the fire”. thanks, john!
  Fri. 3/29/19 10:48am WallyL:

I thought this might be Pell Mell
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 10:49am John Allen:

hey andy! yeah i hear a little psycho killer momentum
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 10:49am John Allen:

deep call, Wally
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:52am Passaic River Blues:

Finally, the real jazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:55am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

That Matthew Dunn track is exactly the kind of thing which draws funny looks from my wife and daughter when they find me listening to WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:55am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

brilliant
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 10:56am John Allen:

kevin, when they look at you like that, just close the red curtain
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 10:57am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

@JA :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 10:58am tim from champaign:

Hello all! Anyone having streaming issues?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:02am steveo:

aac is working fine for me; maybe the internet is broken
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:05am lukavino:

JAZZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:05am Carmichael:

What is aac, by the way? I noticed it as a choice on the phone app. Better, worse, different?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:05am karlward:

Not just jazz, but HOUSTON JAAAAAAAZZZZZZ
  Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:07am TomDash:

I LOVE the JAZZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:08am karlward:

JA: Nublu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:09am Krys O.:

@Ike: No radio at work. I listen via the InterTubez. Radio signal at home works fine. Sometimes I listen via the phone app at home because I'm up at 4:45am and don't want to disturb my neighbors with the powerful subwoofer bass of my Crosley radio at that hour.
  Fri. 3/29/19 11:09am fannydooley:

LOVED Techno Top
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:10am Krys O.:

I nearly choked on my coffee at JAZZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:11am zpulpa:

haha the JAZZ really works, I cant stop giggling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:12am steveo:

@carmichael aac is an improved sampling algorithm that uses the same bandwidth as mp3 but sounds better (JAAAZZZZZ)
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 11:12am John Allen:

my commitment to listeners going forward is to identify jazz as JAZZ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:16am ɨkɛ:

@Krys, duh, I've had the same issue in the past -- no idea why I didn't think of that. Once I worked in Peapack (I still can't believe there's a town called PEAPACK!) and couldn't stream, and only get FMU if I stuck the end of a broken dipole antenna into a sliced-open potato!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

JAZZ is easy to remember: John Allen Z Z
  Fri. 3/29/19 11:19am Polyus:

Some pretty jazzy jazz here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:23am ɨkɛ:

@Carm, some would say better, many might say no different. It's a bit like Betamax vs. VHS. AAC is more technically advanced but you might have to listen carefully to hear any improvement. Not sure why the app offers a choice when it's largely an invisible... errr inaudible change. It's more understandable for cut-and-paste stream addresses (for VLC, Winamp, etc.) to offer a choice, esp. since a few programs can't do AAC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:27am ɨkɛ:

(What I mean re: the app is that, UX-wise, if you switched everybody over to AAC invisibly, probably nobody would even notice. I'd imagine the important thing would be which one is better for WFMU in terms of streaming costs, but perhaps it makes no difference.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:29am Ken From Hyde Park:

I noticed someone played the band Her's just the other day and now they're dead. RIP www.cnn.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:33am steveo:

@ike only sophisticated listeners like me can hear the difference and I can tell you AAC is SPECTACULAR (uh, yeah, I should have put better in quotation marks)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:33am steveo:

@kfhp well, that sucks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:39am Phillippe Bastille:

@kfhp My first thought was that the Brits got confused, but you really need to work hard to get on the wrong side of the road on an interstate
  Fri. 3/29/19 11:40am Santos L Halper:

@kfhp: Jeez. Tell me it wasn’t Irwin who played them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:40am Peapod Ross:

"strange nursery" is a good name for anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

It was on SM Ken's fill-in for Wake 'n' Bake this Monday. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:47am Krys O.:

How sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:51am tim from champaign:

I hear an RCA Dynoflex record being wobbled.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:51am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

there was a long piece about the band and the crash on the BBC TV news at lunchtime. Any loss of young people like that is tragic, but they sounded like really talented guys, and good human beings
  Fri. 3/29/19 11:56am Polyus:

Tour manager was a guy from Mpls here, but I did not know him personally. Apparently he ran sound at a few venues here so plenty of friends talking about him today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:57am Booz:

christ, that story is sad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:57am steveo:

thanks JA have a good week great to hear you as always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:58am steveo:

need to update the blurb to include rap i guess
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:58am Booz:

Fantastic show, thanks JA. Good weekend to all y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:59am Cmurtha:

Great show JA, have a great weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 11:59am Krys O.:

Thanks, JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:59am Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

thanks John Allen. This is the end of my first whole week of listening every day and I've had such a great time, but your show has been a highlight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 11:59am mb:

Thanks DJ John Allen. I bid y'all a good weekend. Enjoy the scents and subtle sounds.
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 12:00pm John Allen:

oh i aint done yet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:00pm zpulpa:

@ Kevin_Ringwood_ UK, welcome!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:01pm zpulpa:

@Kevin_Ringwood_ UK, stay tuned for 6+ more hours of fab programming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 12:02pm Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

@zpulpa thank you, very glad to be here (anywhere but the UK would be good right now)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:04pm tim from champaign:

I think Bryce is too busy boogie-ing to jump on the decks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:04pm Cmurtha:

Bryce is ALWAYS punctual
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 12:05pm Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

and our clocks go forward by an hour on Sunday, so we will be back to 5 hours ahead of East Coast time, so I'll get to hear more of the early morning shows but less of the afternoon. Great to have the archive facility
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:05pm Phillippe Bastille:

Thanks JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:07pm Krys O.:

Was RPM the Canadian band? If so, I knew the guitarist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:07pm Cmurtha:

@kevin in Turkey they never switch the clocks, so my whole listening schedule shifted so dramatically just because of that one hour change, and i will be very remiss when I go back to the states and can no longer hear the late night shows live.
Avatar Fri. 3/29/19 12:08pm peckinpah:

Heavy Dark Star vibes from RPM's Piper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Fri. 3/29/19 12:08pm Cmurtha:

I meant sad, not remiss, BUT YOU KNOW brains do that sometime
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/29/19 12:09pm Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

@Cmurtha - yes, just one hour but it's so dramatic. Don't know why the US and Europe change on different weekends
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