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Options December 31, 2021: Year End Round Up - Some Faves From 2021

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Astute Palate  Bring It On Home   Options Astute Palate  Petty Bunco  2021  LP      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
J. Lansdowne  I Got A Ride   Options J. Lansdowne  Self Released  2021  LP    *   0:07:24 (Pop-up)
Chris Brokaw  Puritan   Options Puritan  12XU  2021  LP      0:10:41 (Pop-up)
Famous Mammals  Ode to Nikki   Options Famous Mammals  Self Released  2021  Cassette      0:16:26 (Pop-up)
Power Supply  Acid Rain   Options In the Time of the Sabre-toothed Tiger  Goner Records  2021      *   0:20:45 (Pop-up)
Ibex Clone  Acid Rain   Options From Nowhere  Self Released  2021  MP3      0:24:47 (Pop-up)
Upper Wilds  Love Song #10   Options Venus  Thrill Jockey  2021    caught an AMAZING live set for their record release this year...burning!    0:28:07 (Pop-up)
 
William Parker  Rocas Rojas   Options Mayan Space Station  Aum Fidelity  2021  LP  bonus track from the download    0:39:35 (Pop-up)
Ava Mendoza  New Ghosts   Options New Spells  Relative Pitch / Astral Spirits  2021      *   0:45:59 (Pop-up)
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson  Moonbow   Options Searching for the Disappeared Hour  Pyroclastic Records  2021        0:55:42 (Pop-up)
James Brandon Lewis / Red Lily Quintet  Lowlands of Sorrow   Options Jesup Wagon  Tao Forms  2021  LP      1:01:52 (Pop-up)
Jaimie Branch  Leaves of Glass   Options Fly or Die Live  International Anthem  2021        1:08:51 (Pop-up)
Raw Poetic & Luke Stewart  Be Still   Options Calling forth the Spirits  Self Released  2021        1:15:36 (Pop-up)
 
GG King  Epoch Rock   Options Remain Intact  Total Punk Records  2021  LP      1:24:13 (Pop-up)
Smirk  Staring at Screens   Options EP  Total Punk Records  2021  12"      1:28:17 (Pop-up)
Marauder  I am Here   Options Puissance 4  Self Released  2021  LP      1:30:45 (Pop-up)
Nag  The Drum Demands Order   Options Observer  Self Released  2021  MP3      1:33:12 (Pop-up)
The Smog  Lost My Mind   Options   Going Underground Records  2021  7"      1:37:19 (Pop-up)
Schizos  Come Back With A Warrant   Options Come Back With A Warrant  Sweet Time Records  2021  7"    *   1:37:43 (Pop-up)
Heavy Metal  Bored Into My Mind   Options V: Live At The Gas Station FIghting The Devil  Total Punk Records  2021  LP    *   1:41:41 (Pop-up)
Dead Finks  My Life In Three Memes   Options The Death and Resurrection of Johnathan Cowboy  Urge Records  2021        1:43:41 (Pop-up)
Famous Logs In History  Crime Gym   Options An Antenna For The Water Bottle Generation  Fuzzy Warbles Cassettes  2021  Cassette      1:47:05 (Pop-up)
Collate  Genesis Fatigue   Options   Domestic Departure  2021  7"      1:49:14 (Pop-up)
Toads  Chumhum   Options Toads    2021  12"      1:50:58 (Pop-up)
Michael Beach  Metaphysical Dice   Options Dream Violence  Goner Records  2021  LP      1:52:23 (Pop-up)
Des Demonas  Forest Fires   Options Cure for Love EP  In The Red Records  2021  12"    *   1:56:01 (Pop-up)
 
Drew Gardner  Marie Sharp's   Options Drew Gardner  Eiderdown Records  2021  Cassette      2:05:44 (Pop-up)
Jeff Parker  Flour of Fur   Options Forfolks  International Anthem/Nonesuch  2021      *   2:10:59 (Pop-up)
Peter Kris  No Language For The Feeling   Options No Language For The Feeling  Garden Portal  2021  Cassette      2:15:12 (Pop-up)
John Zorn  Caravanary   Options Parables  Tzadik  2021        2:18:38 (Pop-up)
Dame Area  Corazón de Fuego, Corazón de Hielo   Options Ondas Tribales  Mannequin  2021        2:22:14 (Pop-up)
Всадники ЖКХ  Ушу   Ушу  Incompetence  2021  MP3      2:26:31 (Pop-up)
ONETWOTHREE  Clouds   Options ONETWOTHREE  Kill Rock Stars  2021        2:33:44 (Pop-up)
Spiritual Mafia  Lunch   Options Al Fresco  Ever/Never  2021        2:35:52 (Pop-up)
 
Bzdet  Somsiad   Options Witam  Syf Records  2021    label discovery of 2021!    2:44:36 (Pop-up)
Soft Shoulder  Flat Line Donation   Options Formerly on Fluorescent Paper  Gilgongo  2021        2:47:44 (Pop-up)
Rider/Horse  Bodyslam Turco   Options Select Trials  Ever/Never  2021        2:49:56 (Pop-up)
Beige Banquet  Control   Options Beige Banquet  Just Step Sideways  2021        2:52:34 (Pop-up)
Richard Dawson & Circle  Lily   Options Henki  Domino  2021      *   2:55:18 (Pop-up)
Razorlegs  Acetone & Mercury (excerpt)   Options Razorlegs/Maximum Ernst  Fadensonnen  2021        3:05:39 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am HyperDose:

Hey Tom! Ready to get weird on the last day of 2021. Good riddance!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:02am Will the Sound Guy:

Good morning TomDash and all!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am YETI BOB:

"History repeats itself, opportunities do not" - make the most of every day in 2022!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am TomDash:

Hey folks, welcome to the last show of the year! Playing some faves from 2021...nothing ranked, just stuff that hit me...hope it hits YOU!
Avatar 9:06am Heidee:

Yeihhh there's ma friends listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Tom and revelers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am YETI BOB:

Immer noch! :-)
Avatar 9:11am Heidee:

Yeti Bob! 👑👑👑
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am medson:

J. Lansdowne album is great
Avatar 9:13am Special_Vessels:

Special agent Vessels, reporting for duty.
Avatar 9:13am Heidee:

Why did I just try to wash my eye shadow palette under running water. God only knows.
Avatar 9:14am Special_Vessels:

Hallo Tom.Dot.Dash.Dot.People.Dot.Radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am YETI BOB:

Was listening to Brokaw's "End of the Night" yesterday - this is also great but very different!
Avatar 9:17am HyperDose:

@Heidee At least you gave the wall a cool new look!
Avatar 9:17am Beast of Boonton:

.... . .-.. .-.. --- / .-- --- .-. .-.. -..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am DJ Guin:

Heidee is 5 hours ahead of us in party mode
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am YETI BOB:

Nobody asked me but my nomination for album of the year is "Henki" by Richard Dawson and Circle. It came out late in December and isn't on any year-end lists I've seen so far.
Avatar 9:18am Heidee:

Ha ha HyperDose 😊
How'r ya doing these days?
DJ Guin ja. You got me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am TomDash:

Yeti Bob...Henki MIGHT make the list, we'll see how things shake out (gotta admit, the singer's voice bugs me...ha!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Stanley:

Yeti Bob: that sounds like it I would dig that.
And a big hello from me to Tom and thee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Handy Haversack:

Morning, TomDash and all the Dashers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am YETI BOB:

Tom - definitely one of those 'love it or hate it' voices. I had never heard Richard Dawson before but now I think I'm a fan. I've been into Circle for a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am DJ Guin:

@YETI - Survey Says...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am YETI BOB:

Good morning Handy! Nice to see you. Still on break? How are the felines?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am YETI BOB:

DJ Guin: Hahah, OMG, I would LOVE to see a version of Family Feud hosted by him! The teams would be Circle vs Pharoah Overlord ... or Circle vs Falcon ... or something like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Handy Haversack:

Yeah, I'm totally dissolute over here. Sleeping past 9! Discipline has grown very lax. But the kittens were cuddling, and that made it pretty hard to get up.

They're doing well! They even took pity on me and gave me room to work last night -- and I hooked up the "new" turntable. We are now a fully functional music battle station!

(Well, I gotta get an FM antenna.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am DJ Guin:

@Handy - a digital tv antenna might do the trick..admittedly the over the air signal can be spotty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am YETI BOB:

I've never bought an antenna, it's pretty easy to make a simple dipole out of speaker wire
Avatar 9:29am HyperDose:

@Heidee Surviving. Holidays were lonely as usual, think I'm sick, and still knocking the health stuff off the list. But I'm alive, so really can't complain. Hope your holidays were better! 2022 is gonna be our year, I can feel it.
Avatar 9:30am Heidee:

@HyperDose, yes! Here's to a much! better! year! Sorry to hear you were under the weather. Get better soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am YETI BOB:

Hyper, best wishes to you! Health and prosperity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Handy Haversack:

Love this Upper Wilds album!

DJG, I tried moving the antenna from the govmint box that gets TV reception, but that coax has a locking nut on it that prevents my hooking it to the FM coax on the receiver. I couldn't get the one bit of speaker wire I have (also used in the TV antenna) to attach there either, and since there are no radio shacks anymore, it's as easy to order an antenna as it is to order speaker wire. So I did so (and got an emergency radio).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Handy Haversack:

Yay, Mama Tried! Great place!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am YETI BOB:

Yeah, I miss the Shack sometimes. But I've got a lifetime supply of wire in my closet. Just a matter of untangling it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am YETI BOB:

(I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to electronics)
  9:36am JM Beckford:

Hey hyperdose, handy haversack and yeti Bob. Just wondering do you three just sit on your duffs all fucking day and post your drivel?
  9:37am TerrDE:

I bet there are a lot of NAMBLs in the Bay area
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am YETI BOB:

JM: Not all day, just in the morning :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Handy Haversack:

... yes?

Our wire tangle yielded no coax, I'm afraid.
  9:45am Lake Hiawatha Doug:

I went to opening day of Vision Fest thanks to your recommendation, Tom. Got to see Ava Mendoza play with Dave Sewelson, among others. Definitely a great show. Thanks for that! Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am TomDash:

Hey there @Lake Hiawatha Doug! I went to opening night too...really great to go back! I went to my first Vision Fest in the 90s...hadn't been in years...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am DJ Guin:

::chuckles:: locking nut..... remove it!
i worked as a field tech a lifetime ago..
speaker wire can be purchased at most hardware stores
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am DJ Guin:

@handy - ideally you could connect the radio receiver to a roof antenna -- i would have to see what's what for a solid recommendation
Doncha love it when assholes visit the comments board? At least YETi, Handy, and HyperDose® are not on house arrest awaiting trial for pedophilia
Avatar 9:53am HyperDose:

Thank you Heidee & YB. Best wishes goign into the new year for you and yours. ✨
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:54am Will the Sound Guy:

I don't post all day, but when I do it looks like this....
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:56am Will the Sound Guy:

Handy, just find a wire you can cut to about 2.5 feet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am DJ Guin:

@HyperDose - sincere thanks for 2021 and for being a buddy. who knows what things we'll accomplish in the next twelve months.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Handy Haversack:

I'd say roof antenna is extremely unlikely, DJG. City living. Reception in the bathroom is good! But we have never managed to pick up FMU in the front room. The quest continues.

Also, am I sure I know what part of me is the "duff"? What if I've been doing it wrong? When is that call-in show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am DJ Guin:

"Will the Sound Guy© Visits Greenpoint"
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:59am Will the Sound Guy:

if you get reception in the bathroom, put the end of your antenna there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Handy Haversack:

Whoa. You're blowing my mind, Will!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Step 2: Move everything into the bathroom.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:03am Will the Sound Guy:

get some shielded wire, coax would be best. xlr 2nd instrument cable 3rd.... hook up 2 small wires @ your stereo. ground to shield, fm ant to signal wire... then at the bathroom put the 2 2.5' wires connected to the signal and sheild of said wire...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:05am Will the Sound Guy:

get some thumb tacks and position the "whips" or dipoles for perfect FMU reception
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Handy Haversack:

Will, the cats are all reading what you posted and nodding, "Yes. Yes, string the wires. Many wires. Yes."
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:08am Will the Sound Guy:

I didn't say it's purrrrfect, but it's solution
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Stephen O:

Been trying to dial back my overzealous WFMU love which has been spilling all over the comments board a lot lately. However, Tom and fellow listeners, I love you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am TomDash:

awww shucks, thanks Stephen O - love doing this...
  10:15am Robm:

@Stephen O it us tempting to post all day on the boards, but you might feel the wrath of ken:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Handy Haversack:

Back atcha, Stephen O! And right with ya!
  10:17am TerrDE:

I m listening thru the App , sounds great, so thats an option... Great set ,Tom !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am Greg from ZONE 5:

Feeling this Raw Poetic
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:18am Will the Sound Guy:

Handy, what frequency of FMU are you trying to receive over there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Handy Haversack:

Oddly, 91.1 usually comes in better on the Bathroom Boombox, though 91.9 usually comes in better in the car?
  10:25am bob Dublon..:

@you play great stuff Tom@...thanks Former drummer of the band Plasticland milwaukee now Atlanta
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am iiibeat:

Astral body for the animals . . Etheric body for the plants.
Happy New Year!

Fuckin Love this programme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am TomDash:

hey thanks bob Dublon and iiibeat!!!
  10:27am bobobobob:

knew bout Ava thru Brian Ritchie a roommate band member from Milwaukee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am DjLorraine:

Gmorning Tom & all
I love the wfmu community and i really believe my love will continue into next year.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:30am Will the Sound Guy:

right on so you can fashion a loop of wire that is about 11' 1/2" in length for a full wave antenna... then you just have to connect a wire to it and the fm ant connector... you could coil it into a wreath, but will probably pick up interference. alternatively, there is a kink you can refer to for other simpler designs. www.techwalla.com...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:31am Will the Sound Guy:

Tom, I've been enjoying the show!! we're at the half way point, been killin it man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am DJ Guin:

On a rare serious note...

if you are in the United States and are feeling alone this NYE...or if you just prefer the Comments Board
screening.mhanational.org...

Hey. You can always just DM DJ Guin or HyperDose or any of our wonderful Duff Sitters @ WFMU

Remember: You are not alone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am DJ Guin:

Please pass this URL along
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Handy Haversack:

Word, DJG. Word.

Thanks, Will! Expertise much appreciated!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:33am Will the Sound Guy:

oh Handy, I meant this link www.radio4all.org...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:37am Will the Sound Guy:

I have a similar issue, my Walkman from 1990 barely pulls 90.1 when I'm mowing the lawn. my phone has crap service at my house, and my WiFi doesn't reach to the edges of my property... the struggle is real with reception, I wish you luck!!
Avatar 👻 10:40am Listener Jonny in South Central... (Ohio):

Great show @TomD. Great fun on a slacker Fri NYE morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am DJ Guin:

@TomDash -- my friend..you are fucking killin' it this New Year's Eve
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:40am Will the Sound Guy:

this Schizos track is awesome 🧨💥🔥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Handy Haversack:

Seriously. Total fire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am TomDash:

hey thanks guys! having a blast...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am pollypinocle:

:D great show, Tom!
  10:49am g00berz:

Reception loud and clear out here in snowy Mt Shasta CA. HI
  10:56am timinoak:

Great show. Thank you and Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Destroit:

I’m chiming in and diggin the show!
  11:05am g00berz:

I’m a mailman. I WISH I had the day off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Handy Haversack:

That set blasted me clean!
  11:05am John Pietaro:

Loving the show, Tom. Keep these airwaves sizzling. Brooklyn inns house✌️Best to you for 2022
  11:06am g00berz:

Last hour of the show is the flower hour
  11:08am rx scabin:

Happy New Year.
  11:10am dj esoterica!:

great show, tom! digging the drew gardner. happy new year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Constantly Choking:

Great show Tom Dash!
  11:26am miparis:

Enjoying your show, Tom! (Mimi & Ray here)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am TomDash:

hey Mimi & Ray! Happy New Year...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am TomDash:

hey thanks Constantly Choking, dj esoterica and all for the kind words...gotta figure out how I'm gonna wrap this thing up! ha...
  11:32am bobobob:

you play great shit man..!!!! did u ever hear the Band on Midnight records i played drums on Fabulon Triptometer?
  11:34am bobob:

Fab Trip off shoot power trio of die kruzen and Plasticland
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Handy Haversack:

OK, I'm about to be in the weeds with cooking, so let me say my thanks now, TomDash, for a great show and a great year of shows. It has been a real joy to get to hear your show -- thanks for waking up early!

All love and rest in peace always to Chloe. Thank you for sharing her with us. Chloe, thanks for sharing TomDash with us.

Happy New Year, Dashers! More light coming, one sure fucking hopes.
  11:38am lazy rider:

This harkens back to some old The Ex, love those Dutch anarchists!
  11:39am WoofWoofMooMoo:

No Trend, is that you? ;) Great show, happy new year everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am TomDash:

awww...thanks Handy! Wasn't sure if I was gonna mention Chloe, maybe next break - thanks y'all for hanging!
  11:41am ?:

DJ Ray Boogie & Mireille are listening….
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am TomDash:

hey hey Ray Boogie & Mireille - Happy New Year!
Avatar 11:47am luca:

impossible here to add Всадники ЖКХ Ушу to my favorites...weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Stephen O:

⚡️⚡️🖤⚡️⚡️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am AP Paulie B:

Oh I like this Soft Shoulder. My shoulder usually has a painful knot or two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Stephen O:

⚡️⚡️🖤⚡️⚡️!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am listener 126464:

Thanks Tom Dash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am AP Paulie B:

Great show, Tom. Came in late but I'm going to have to listen to the archive (to see what I can rip off).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am TomDash:

Hey luca...odd! If you want to check them out, here's the label bandcamp - incompetence.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Handy Haversack:

Had to take a break from the spinach to see who this is -- nice call, YB!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Will the Sound Guy:

Thank you TomDash for rocking us into the t-12 hour mark... Happy New Year to all!! 2022, only time will tell... Much love to all! Let's rock this thing! 🔥🔥🔥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Handy Haversack:

(PS: Clicky-star system breaks down if the track uses non-ASCII characters; throw some parentheses around the song title, and it should be clickable.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm TomDash:

Thanks for hanging folks! Happy New Year! Bryce is running a hair late, so I'm gonna probably sneak in one more 2021 fave after the mic break...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Krys O.:

Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm pollypinocle:

yay! Happy New Year to you and the Mrs., Tom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Constantly Choking:

Thanks for the amazing show Tom! Shout out to Chloe, Happy New Year everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the OT, Tom. Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Paulo AD:

Yes I remembered :) happy new year Tom and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm chaos_in_la_la:

Richard Dawson consistently blows me away.
HNY!
  12:03pm lazy rider:

Great show Mr. Dash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Paulo AD:

Tom, light a candle for chloe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Paulo AD:

I miss dot dash
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm TomDash:

awww...thanks Paulo! and thanks for hanging y'all! had a blast!!!!
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