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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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Options August 27, 2021: Special guest Alan Licht

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Artist Track Approx. start time
rolnick  wake up   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
the people band  not necc. english part 3   Options 0:12:24 (Pop‑up)
EVH  You've no good   Options 0:18:33 (Pop‑up)
paul bley  walking woman   Options 0:39:33 (Pop‑up)
alan licht & michael snow  alan licht & michael snow   Options 0:44:43 (Pop‑up)
CCMC & christian marclay  toronto 1   Options 0:51:21 (Pop‑up)
text of light  082301 knitting factory   Options 0:59:15 (Pop‑up)
rhys chatham  guitar trio pt. 2 brooklyn   Options 1:14:43 (Pop‑up)
phil niblock  guitar too, for four - massed version   Options 1:18:57 (Pop‑up)
alan & jutta & tom verlaine  plants exhibit   Options 1:46:56 (Pop‑up)
tony conrad / jutta koether / john miller  xxx macarena   Options 1:47:50 (Pop‑up)
Angus MacLise  dream weapn benefit pt. 2   Options 1:51:32 (Pop‑up)
lou reed  the bed   Options 1:57:09 (Pop‑up)
yo la tengo  halloween   Options 2:07:34 (Pop‑up)
yo la tengo  old joy (end credits)   Options 2:12:50 (Pop‑up)
alan & will (w/ tim barnes & mike fellows)  don't cry driver   Options 2:15:43 (Pop‑up)
threshing floor  side A: the only side   Options 2:36:06 (Pop‑up)
love child  i love you   Options 2:43:37 (Pop‑up)
alan doing suicide  rocket usa   Options 2:45:29 (Pop‑up)
alan licht  betty page   Options 2:54:55 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am luka:

roll that beautiful Rolnick footage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am karlward:

Rolnick on the Beach
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am adampsyche:

YES
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Hugo (NL):

here we go. fitting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Anton:

Dream baby dream
Avatar 9:04am Dances with Moomins:

I woke up, check
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Handy Haversack:

NRus are pegging the meter!

Morning, JA, J'All.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Marley P. Dogg:

Good morning dreamers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am karlward:

First nine minutes of this show is Neil Rolnick's onlyfans page
Avatar 9:07am John Allen:

RIP Don
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

The not-dirty one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am adampsyche:

lol@karlward
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Anton:

RIP Dirty Don
  9:11am bobobobob:

Joy in Répétition by PRINCE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am karlward:

Remake of The Shining where Jack Nicholson is replaced by Don Henley
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Again! Again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am karlward:

Otherwise it's exactly the same movie
  9:12am ZACH ALL CAPS:

is this all one track ??
  9:13am The Butterman:

Karlward, the part of Don Henley will be played by Don Felder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am karlward:

Don Felder is both of the twin girls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am karlward:

(But that was true about the original cast of the movie as well)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am terminalhipness:

Good morning JA, all! A bit late to the party, I think I heard little Suzy...
Avatar 9:21am John Allen:

hey everyone: special guest in studio A today: Alan Licht!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am luka:

obligatory "Fair Warning is the best VH album" comment
  9:25am Kpx:

JA, I don't know who dat am be ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am mariano:

Saying Fair Warning is Van Halen's best album is real easy... in this desperate part of town.

'Morning, JA, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am luka:

good moleman to you, mariano
  9:27am Ck:

Getting hungry and hoping for some Fatback and Corn Liquor
Avatar 9:27am winston legthigh:

somebody said fair warning?
hi johnny, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am luka:

oooh, new Steve Gunn is out today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Good Morning.
I may be too dismissive of any VH album that isn't their 1st
...usually feels pretty good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am luka:

(friend of the show Steve Gunn)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We got another FMU treat here...
  9:29am PMD:

Levels for guest too low?
  9:29am Kpx:

Hey Mariano: How's been, why is your part of town desperate.
Avatar 9:29am mb:

Heyo DJJA and Friday peoples
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...tho' KCR is doing marathon Prez/Bird - if you just can't get enuff Phil Schaap...
  9:30am Mike W.:

Alan Licked! All-time NYC guitar wizard. My three top memories of Alan all involve me as a DJ:

1. Tonic, c. 2000 - I’m playing a record in the basement middle early evening, for vibes. Alan walks up, says only, “You’re playing Charles’s record.” Charles Curtis dbl LP, great drones and similar via cello.
  9:31am Humbakk Chunk:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YsK_wCYr_mk&noapp=1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am ChukAmok:

Love Phil Schaap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Me too.
  9:36am Mike W.:

2. Tonic, New Year’s Eve, I think 2002? Believe it was the same night that Derek Bailey came to our NYE party in the basement. Accidentally, but still. Anyway, around 10:30pm I was tenderizing the room with some hits, and played Bowie’s “Black Country Rock.” Alan walked up, said nothing. Just stood there, I believe approvingly. That’s how I took it, and I still appreciate the gesture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Anton:

Don Henley is still alive! it was a hoax!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Anton:

Dirty Don lives on
  9:41am Mike W.:

3. The last show I went to is also the last show where I DJed. Union Pool, Feb 2020, Steve Gunn + William Tyler + Dump et al. Alan was in the closing ensemble cover of “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” with Gunn as Nico. Anyway, earlier, again, I’m just playin the hits. Meat Puppets “Up on the Sun.” Alan approaches me at the turntables and, correct me if I’m wrong please Alan, but I think you said, with characteristic understatement, “This is my favorite song.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am PaulRobeson1920:

Hi Hi Hi Ya’ll! Nice show so far
  9:50am Mike W.:

Several better memories involve watching/hearing Alan play in dozens of contexts. I can only think of Calvin Johnson in terms of him ruining rock for an entire generation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am ChukAmok:

Calvin Johnson ruined rock?
Avatar 9:58am Marco Esquandolas:

Calvin Johnson. aka Megatron
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Heavy Chevy:

Curses! CAlvin Johnson rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This is way kewl.
  10:04am Mike W.:

Some things can be true at the same time. It may be that you feel Calvin Johnson rules *and* he ruined rock for an entire generation. Not necessarily mutually exclusive concepts. Maybe though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Threemoons:

Showered...now off to work....
  10:05am Mike W.:

Megatron ruled Detroit, his effect on rock still TBD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am ChukAmok:

I was just curious about the context, Mike W. Perhaps I missed something...
Avatar 10:08am Philipp:

Heeeyheyhey, salut citizens wfmu land, and jazz crew : )
From Saint-Petersburg(Russia)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am mariano:

Hey luka, Kpx!

Kpx: That was a reference to the lyrics of "Mean Streets," the opening track on Fair Warning: "See a gun is real easy, in this desperate part of town..."
  10:09am Mike W.:

YOU BRAKHAGE YOU BOUGHT IT
  10:11am Mike W.:

@Chuk, sorry, I’m being willfully obscure because I’m middle age


https://www.discogs.com/Alan-Licked-Calvin-Johnson-Has-Ruined-Rock-For-An-Entire-Generation/release/787909
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Handy Haversack:

Heh. Sick experimental film burn, Mike W.!

Hey, Mariano!
  10:11am Mike W.:

Less willfully obscure than usual in the context of today’s guest though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am mariano:

Good morning, Handy!
Avatar 10:13am mb:

marianos!

The best cover i heard of "Mean Streets" was a super slowed down, Doom version of it. It was the Seabrook brothers and Joe Russo as Jazz Raygun. Pretty sure taper 'cleantones' was there and i may just hit him up to hear it again. Still blowing my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Handy. I plan to be at Arrowood for the show tonight. W00t!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Handy Haversack:

That's great, Ken! (Maybe bring a rain jacket, just in case.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am ChukAmok:

Ha! Thanks for the clarification Mike W.!
  10:28am Mike W.:

I also recently pulled out the issue of The Wire with Broadcast on the cover and realized it’s the same issue in which Alan did a Jukebox Jury with Lou Reed, which is GREAT and I’m pretty sure is in the book.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am ChukAmok:

I was just out driving when that Niblock track came on and when I could get the RPMs up to about 3200k it added an unexpected, dizzying dimension.
  10:30am Glistener MW:

I loved that “Toronto 1” track! Great show, tracks, chat, flow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am ChukAmok:

Hi there Glistener MW, Handy, Ken, mb, and mariano!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am karlward:

ChukAmok gets 3200 RPM feedback wherever he goes
  10:35am Mike W.:

Download 3200rpm at 320kb
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Handy Haversack:

Hey, ChukAmok!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, happy Friday, ChukAmok!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am ChukAmok:

Haha, Hi Karl!
  10:42am Glistener MW:

Michael Snow’s “Walking Woman”, one of my favorite pieces of ubiquitous modular any-media urban art! Google it if any of you don’t know the piece! ^_^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am steveo:

Hey good morning. Interesting interview. Been a weird summer. Glad to be listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am TomDash:

Really enjoying the show. Just caught the last segment so far, will go to archive. Been to Phil Noblick's loft years ago...wish I had gone more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am TomDash:

oh and I have Alan Licht's book here on the coffee table ready to crack! this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

Drop it from about four feet if you want to crack your table real good, Tom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Handy Haversack:

Sweet Lou.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am dave wuz here:

saw lovechild at the mid east in cambridge ummm....89? good stuff....
  11:05am Mike W.:

Karl Precoda’s early-2000s record(s) on Squealer is/are superb, mind-blowing stuff
  11:06am Mike W.:

For as much as I can’t remember whether it was one or two LPs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am terminalhipness:

YLT covering DS is perfect! Children of the VU...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am steveo:

Sweet Ira
  11:15am blee:

John, It’s a pleasure to hear you show, once again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am karlward:

See this is what people should be listening to
  11:17am Mike W.:

Karlward, we *are* listening to this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am karlward:

No I mean everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

FCC cuss word alert!
  11:19am modern blaze:

spoken word next to music! Hello JA and All!
  11:20am Mike W.:

Alan also introduced me to Ikue, who is one of two world-class percussionists to share a joint with me at Tonic (don’t tell Melissa and John)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am dave wuz here:

u got oil on the clutch pack, those built v dub motors blow rear seals like a son of a bitch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Handy Haversack:

Maybe we are everybody?
  11:21am Ava Pope:

Yo, this song isn't ok for the radio. Are you listening to it? Don't get the station in trouble!
  11:21am Mike W.:

I am starting to think it, Handy
  11:21am Clay Pigeon:

Just picked up the book at Rizzoli's! Can't wait to read it.
  11:22am Mike W.:

Counterpoint: this song is perfect for the radio
  11:22am modern blaze:

Clay hi again how are doing today?
  11:23am Clay Pigeon:

Great Blaze. Friday Friday!
  11:25am Clay Pigeon:

JAmes Taylor was really good in that movie.
  11:27am modern blaze:

Friday indeed, Clay!
  11:30am Mike W.:

Great names invoked, Tim Barnes, your old fans are thinking about you
  11:31am Glistener MW:

“Old Joy” is such a wonderfully zen film. 💚 I’d love to see Will act more
  11:32am Glistener MW:

that “Ode music” EP by Will is beautiful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am TomDash:

Wow - didn’t know you worked at Kino - i parlors for job there in 1996 or so - ended up at Fox Lorber for a few years…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am PaulRobeson1920:

Ode To Joy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am chris_in_space:

Amazing show today! Been a huge fan of Alan Licht for years. Thanks for doing this one, gentlemen!
  11:41am modern blaze:

Bryce is next! Stay tuned
  11:42am Mike W.:

Good to the last squall
Avatar 11:45am Juli:

👏
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am PaulRobeson1920:

Great show

Keep it up baby
  11:46am yippie:

maybe live skull combined with william and miriam parker
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am terminalhipness:

Fascinating show today, thank you JA & Alan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

War of the Worlds lasers there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So far in over my head Culturally here.
Always appreciated. :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Anton:

Great show JA!
  11:56am Mike W.:

Thank you to everyone involved, including fellow chatmonsters
  11:56am cherry1998:

thanks JA and AL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am mariano:

Hey mb, ChukAmok!

Thank you, JA!
  11:58am yippie:

he was an nyc street musician and a pier musician
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, JA and Alan! Great stuff!
  12:00pm Kpx:

RRN63: you're only in over your head, but there's no chance for me to drown Because I never even swam in that cultural pool. In fact 90% of what I hear and read about here on fmu I know squat about. Socially retarded and perpetually lost. But what a place to wander around in without a clue.I pick up a little something here and there whenever I am here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm popchop:

Thanks! Great show!
  8:12pm mary:

listening in archive
great show. no words.
Test of Light !!
I misted up at Guitar Trio 2. Was there and saw AL amongst all. Heard it live a lot.
At Niblock, sounds great still - been at his loft seeing and hearing 80s.
Alan Licht, Thank you!!!
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