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Favoriting January 25, 2023: The World Premiere of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Boy, What a Night   Favoriting The Sidewinder   
OTE  Indie Garden   Favoriting California Sunset  0:06:59 (Pop-up)
Say Sue Me  Beginning to See the Light   Favoriting It's Just a Short Walk!  0:10:23 (Pop-up)
Pale Blue Eyes  More   Favoriting This House  0:14:47 (Pop-up)
Gary McFarland  Runaway Heart (Scorpio)   Favoriting Scorpio and Other Signs  0:19:04 (Pop-up)
Flyying Colours  Goodbye to Music   Favoriting You Never Know  0:22:00 (Pop-up)
East River Pipe  Ah Dictaphone   Favoriting Poor Fricky  0:25:47 (Pop-up)
 
Gus Bodenheim  Gus B's in Love   Favoriting A Fistful of Gus  0:34:00 (Pop-up)
Danilo Perez  Panamonk   Favoriting Panamonk  0:37:55 (Pop-up)
Holy Wave  I'm Not Living in the Past Anymore   Favoriting Interloper  0:42:26 (Pop-up)
Philip B. Price  Intention is Everything   Favoriting Oceans Hiding in Oceans  0:46:12 (Pop-up)
Post Age  Bison IV   Favoriting Previously Archived  0:48:59 (Pop-up)
Papernut Cambridge  Cobwebs   Favoriting Channel Suite  0:50:09 (Pop-up)
Mountain  Long Red   Favoriting Mountain  0:52:14 (Pop-up)
Oracle Sisters  High Moon   Favoriting High Moon  0:55:07 (Pop-up)
 
Van Morrison  Astral Weeks   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:08:16 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Beside You   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:14:50 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Sweet Thing   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:20:16 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Cyprus Avenue   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:24:40 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Young Lovers Do   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:32:11 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Madame George   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:35:08 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Ballerina   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:44:46 (Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Slim Slow Slider   Favoriting Astral Weeks  1:52:04 (Pop-up)
 
Mélissa Laveaux  Scissors   Favoriting Camphor & Copper  1:59:49 (Pop-up)
Beabadoobee  Broken Cd   Favoriting Beatopia  2:02:24 (Pop-up)
The Roches  Weeded Out   Favoriting Another World  2:05:18 (Pop-up)
M83  Oceans Niagara   Favoriting Fantasy  2:08:56 (Pop-up)
Gus Bodenheim  Into the Mystic   Favoriting The Bodenheim Better Living Library  2:13:49 (Pop-up)
Pneumatic Tubes  TreeTops   Favoriting A Letter from TreeTops  2:18:24 (Pop-up)
Linda Perhacs  Parallelograms   Favoriting Parallelograms  2:21:14 (Pop-up)
Tommy Guerrero  Water in Your Hands   Favoriting Perpetual  2:25:18 (Pop-up)
 
The Guess Who  Key   Favoriting Canned Wheat  2:36:27 (Pop-up)
Mira Cook  Take the Easy Way Out   Favoriting Lashes to Lashes  2:42:22 (Pop-up)
 
Haysi Fantaysee  John Wayne is Big Leggy (Groovy Long version)   Favoriting Battle Hymns for Children Singing  2:48:01 (Pop-up)
Bow Wow Wow  Do You Wanna Hold Me?   Favoriting When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going  2:54:34 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 1/23 8:54am
Pierre Delecto:

This better be good.
Avatar 2:30am
Theremaniac:

Looks good already!
  2:52pm
Listener Robert:

I don't care what the contract requires, Gus, nobody's making you break into this one! You can make good on Prof. Dum-Dum's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm
rrg:

Looks like the gang's all here! And I'm first!
  2:58pm
Laura L:

The cat reserves judgment. Me too; never heard it before either. High five!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm
Irwin:

rrg is indeed FIRST! We use New Math exclusively on this playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
common:

irwin. everyone
Avatar 3:00pm
Magenta:

I guess I'm third? I'm bad with New Math.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm
AnAnonymousParty:

First at what?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

I have been looking forward to this show. And now it's time! Hello Irwin & friends.
  3:01pm
Laura L:

That means I'm 1+4, so I'm still 5!
  3:01pm
listener Phillip in the Bronx:

A pleasant good day to you Mr Irwin David Chusid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Karl Ward:

Did the cat look more or less annoyed before you put that copy of Astral Weeks next to the cat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
Alan near Boston:

Been waiting all week for this - yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
Handy Haversack:

Irwin. Irwinners.

Not sure we can improve on *last* week's premiere of Astral Weeks, but I'm here for the ride.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
Crosby in KC:

Hello, Irwin and everyone.
  3:02pm
listener Phillip in the Bronx:

Wet snow was falling here about an hour ago I hope your trip to the studio was a safe one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
PaulRobeson1923:

Hi Hi Hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Rick from SC:

I feel some Van comin' on.
  3:03pm
katharsis:

Hellos Irwin and all
  3:05pm
mark:

hi irwin and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm
Matt from Springfield:

FOURTH! (new math)
| | | _ > | - _! (ancient math)

Hello there Irwin, Chusidians and Ludwig van Morrisons!
  3:06pm
listener Phillip in the Bronx:

Overcast rainy day. Perfect for jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Irwin and effective listeners.
Avatar 3:07pm
Magenta:

I love the look of new vinyl. I hope that makes an audible noise when you open it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm
Matt from Springfield:

Most certainly agree, Phillip!

@Irwin: That's what I mean when I say "jazz weather" - and there's been a lot of it on Wednesdays, your show is in sync!

Incidentally, GLAD to start off on L.M. again! Different cut from The Sidewinder, but still that legendary album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Irwin:

↳ Matt from Springfield @3:07
Time to get Lee back into semi-heavy rotation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Matt from Springfield:

↳ Irwin @3:10
I most heartily approve!

Would that be Midnight the Cat pictured?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
common:

i dig astral weeks. something tells me irwin will hate it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
PigeonsAndRust:

I also think he will hate it
  3:11pm
Cooh John:

Hello Irwin and irwits. Got my copy of "Astral Weeks" Monday. Let's hear it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
common:

↳ PigeonsAndRust @3:11
yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

Maybe next week Irwin can play "The Bang Records Contractual Obligation Album" and discuss it. If it goes poorly, it'll only be about 20 minutes of airtime. If I remember correctly, all the songs are about a minute long.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:13pm
Fishtown Mike:

Been looking forward to this show, sort of. Don't care for VM at all, and have never heard this album previously. I'm not expecting this album to make me reconsider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm
Irwin:

↳ Wendy del Formaggio @3:13
Wendy, be careful what you wish for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm
Irwin:

↳ PigeonsAndRust @3:11
I'll be listening with an open mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
rrg:

We shouldn't be putting Irwin on the spot. We don't need to know immediately whether he loathes it. I'd be content to wait a week or so.

Come on, people. Let's be reasonable!
Avatar 3:15pm
Magenta:

Plot twist: this is the start of a Van Morrison renaissance at the station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
Alan near Boston:

Other than "Into the Mystic", never really got VM. Regardless of the album review, the cat wins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
chresti:

We like Them.
  3:16pm
lior:

ye!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
swivs:

The drum fill at the top of this song is apparently called the "Pat Boone Debbie Boone". Hey Irwin, everybody!
  3:17pm
Luna:

we love you eevan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
Matt from Springfield:

↳ Wendy del Formaggio @3:13
I recently found new enjoyment in his "Go For Yourself" track on VMCO - possibly a precursor rhythm for "Sweet Thing"? But also because one considers his accent on "Go Fo' Yourself"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
listener 126464:

↳ Song: "More" by "Pale Blue Eyes"
Love their 2022 album, Souvenirs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Irwin @3:13
I am! I love that album and would totally delight in your running commentary on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm
full_english_breakfast:

i'm an astral weeks virgin myself... i do think "brown eyed girl" is one of the most impecably performed songs ever recorded
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm
Irwin:

↳ swivs @3:16
It's a bit of "My Sharona."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
zopa:

↳ rrg @3:15
Indeed. I couldn't care less whether he loathes it. More important to me is whether GUS loathes it...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
Crosby in KC:

I've never been a huge VM fan but Astral Weeks is pretty great, in my opinion. Though, I feel the opening track is the best and the rest just doesn't match up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
common:

a friend of my uncle kicked me out of his house for only liking astral weeks and disliking the rest of his records.
  3:20pm
Joe, just Joe:

Irwin I had Astral Weeks in my little record collection when we lived on Claremont Ave.; you could have listened whenever you wanted to
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

I don't remember if I've heard Astral Weeks. Probably. So, this'll be all kinds of an adventure for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm
Matt from Springfield:

↳ zopa @3:20
Gus Bodenheim would loathe it, mainly because he was a competitor in Bosstown of that period, according to his recent review of the "Astral Weeks" book.
  3:21pm
Joe, just Joe:

Also had all of the Velvet Underground LPs which I'll bet you never touched either
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:22pm
Fishtown Mike:

I actually saw VM once, from the 3rd row. Wife bought tickets to see Willie Nelson, and VM was on the bill. I pissed off everyone around us by insisting he was Cat Stevens. "Why isn't he playing anything from "Tea for the Tillerman"? Boy, I love that album, been listening to it non-stop for weeks getting ready for this show".etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Matt from Springfield @3:17
The lyrics for "Go For Yourself" are top-notch and so relatable. I mean, who doesn't want to get a job on funky Broadway?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm
Irwin:

Joe, you could have *insisted* I had to hear that record instead of delaying the inevitable for 40 years.
  3:24pm
egould:

Yeeeesss! Flyying Colours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm
coelacanth∅:

Ahoy Irwin, Irwinians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
Matt from Springfield:

↳ Wendy del Formaggio @3:23
It's sure freaky, if you got that far!
  3:25pm
Fredericks:

↳ Song: "Goodbye to Music" by "Flyying Colours"
This does not sound like Van Morrison at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
Irwin:

↳ Joe, just Joe @3:21
I was already into the Velvets, albeit belatedly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
common:

↳ Fishtown Mike @3:22
ha!
  3:26pm
Joe, just Joe:

when did you ever know me to insist on anything? besides i was too busy learning about music from you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Matt from Springfield @3:25
haha, indeed! And I suddenly found myself wanting a danish.
  3:27pm
Dean:

This Astral Weeks album is amazing.
  3:28pm
Fredericks:

St. Dominic's Preview is a very good Van Morrison record. I love Listen To The Lion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm
Franco Twinkie:

I too read the book Astral Weeks by Ryan Walsh. It didn't change my mind enough to dig out the album and listen to it with fresh ears. With the exception of the first album by Them, Van Morrison has always left me non-plussed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
Tommy in Neversink:

If I ventured in the slipstream between the viaducts of your dreams
  3:29pm
egould:

Jang jang a janga jang jangle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
Aaron Working In Newark:

Good afternoon
  3:30pm
simono:

Superior set, really enjoy this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm
Tommy in Neversink:

You either get Van or you don't ...I do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm
coelacanth∅:

didn't this Cat Morrison guy have a brother Jim who played keyboard bass in a band called the windows of perception?
Avatar 3:30pm
rbx:

howdy folks, happy wednesday to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm
Franco Twinkie:

↳ coelacanth∅ @3:30
You sir, are a smart-aleck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm
coelacanth∅:

it'll be funny if Irwin plays the whole album at 78rpm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm
sydnius:

de—but
  3:33pm
Physarum:

I am decidedly not a Van Fan and am looking forward to hearing Astral Weeks in full for the first time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm
Matt from Springfield:

↳ Franco Twinkie @3:31
Always! But better than a dumb-aleck, or ignoramus-aleck.

Hiya coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm
sydnius:

is that your adorable void?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm
Franco Twinkie:

Lester Bangs said a lot of things. Most of it drug induced insanity.
Avatar 3:33pm
rbx:

oooh astral weeks listening party, how exciting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Karl Ward:

Can we get Olivia to saw "LET THE HATERS FLOW" with a ton of reverb right before the record drops?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Tommy in Neversink:

But there's never commercial interruption on FMU
  Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
hilaryprudy:

karlward: great suggestion...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

I like how Irwin's playlist background is making all the "Hellraiser" pumpkins disappear except for their evil faces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
Matt from Springfield:

Of course, get the commercials out the way before the Astral Weeks premiere! And now, Gus Bodenheim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm
coelacanth∅:

hi Matt! i knew someone called Alec. he was kind of a dick-aleck!
  3:35pm
egould:

What album is ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ on? Because I hate that fucking album.
Avatar 3:35pm
Magenta:

↳ Song: "Gus B's in Love" by "Gus Bodenheim"
I'm glad Gus has found love in his life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
Wendy del Formaggio:

"A smattering of smittenings" is a lovely phrase.
  3:36pm
Dean:

Gus B. Weiss?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
JG:

Van has a powerful voice. Reminds me of a horn. He's also a singer who is a musician- able to use his voice as an instrument, understands music. He writes good songs.
Avatar 3:37pm
Magenta:

Ah, the Karen. A match made in heaven.
  Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
hilaryprudy:

priceless..
  3:37pm
Patty D:

This is incredible.
  3:37pm
Dean:

Driving like an idiot most certainly is "a thing."
  3:37pm
Quinn02:

The police are coming. Yes they are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
sydnius:

luscious pointless indignation
  3:37pm
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She seems nice :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
Matt from Springfield:

Wuh oh, Gus is about to get infected from a Viral video - V.D. is a big problem among Internet lovers.
  3:38pm
Mike tp:

hello IRWIN ,& FRIENDS..JUST POPPINGin on the fun 91..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
sydnius:

↳ Song: "Gus B's in Love" by "Gus Bodenheim"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
Matt from Springfield:

Ha, the adult film soundtrack remix of the Karen vid! 😄
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
zopa:

This is delightful!
  3:38pm
?:

Why is my black cat being subjected to that crappy LP? That's animal abuse.
Avatar 3:39pm
abbazabba:

Call me Karimozov because, oh brother, my blood is Russian/rushin' - - - hahaha clever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
RevWaldo:

↳ Song: "Gus B's in Love" by "Gus Bodenheim"
Is he here?
I look in the poolhall
Well, is he here?
I look in the drugstore
Is he here?
No, he don't come here no more
  3:39pm
egould:

Call me a “Kareem” cause I’m looking to score. Brilliant. Gold brilliance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
G:

Made it in time for the main event at the top of the hour...
  3:39pm
jan:

Must redirect attention to Gus; work suspended for now. Brilliant show today!
  3:40pm
Quinn02:

That was amazing
  3:40pm
KWilde:

Good Afternoon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
coelacanth∅:

↳ RevWaldo @3:39
exactly what i was thinking!
  3:41pm
?:

↳ egould @3:35
Brown Eye Girl...Don't it Make My Brown Eye Blue...same thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm
Handy Haversack:

I have a feeling that Astral Weeks is going to coincide perfectly with my commute home.

Oh, well. I'll always have last week.
Avatar 3:42pm
newberry:

Anyone know if there are recordings or more info available about the genius "Gus Bodenheim?" Web search isn't turning up a ton. I'm a fan, want to get in on this...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm
PaulRobeson1923:

I have yet to hear any Van Morrison Albums in their entirety
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm
PaulRobeson1923:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @3:42
Not on this show, but in general
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm
Irwin:

↳ newberry @3:42
This year's marathon premium will be a CD (and download) comp of Gus's radio masterpieces. He has promised to record fresh, non-broadcast intros for the set.
  3:45pm
?:

↳ Song: "Gus B's in Love" by "Gus Bodenheim"
where can i find this track????!!!!!!! i was laughing the whole time. loved it thank you thank you
  3:45pm
Joey g:

Wow! I'll be in for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm
Hugh:

With Irwin. Can't stand the Van's voice.
Avatar 3:46pm
Fredericks:

If that cat had a small white spot on its chest I swear it was my Zelda.
Avatar 3:47pm
KingOfJunk:

↳ Irwin @3:44
🖤🖤🖤
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm
Irwin:

↳ Fredericks @3:46
Mischa is a Bombay. They're all-black, no tuxedo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm
rrg:

↳ Handy Haversack @3:42
Stay at work until 5pm, Handy! You don't want to miss this, do you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm
Irwin:

↳ Irwin @3:47
She is my alarm cat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm
coelacanth∅:

i can't stand Van's voice either; but i once liked it.
i don't remember at all what astral weeks sounds like. i must've heard it as i was already realizing how very limited he was/is as a vocalist -interesting at times and seemingly genuinely soulful for fleeting moments, a long, long, long time ago... but limited.
so my assessment may've been unfair, as it did come along soon after his excellent work with Them, and directly before one of his extremely few excellent albums, moondance.
so, as i did not find my copy in my mess here, i'm excited to hear it now.
  3:49pm
?:

↳ Irwin @3:48
Does she tell you when she's heard enough Van Morrison?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Irwin @3:47
Looks quite a bit like our Bugbear. He and his brother, Goblin: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ rrg @3:48
I mean ... I don't, but even *more* I don't want to stay at work!
Avatar 3:50pm
Fredericks:

Zelda is an alarm cat as well. I guess she's a Bombay with a spot of milk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm
Various Julius:

Here for the black cats.
  3:51pm
Dean:

Do alarm cats respect "spring ahead, fall back"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm
dale:

i picked up moondance for a quarter at my church thrift yesterday. a couple of songs i have never heard and enjoyed. his voice is an acquired taste and i don't have that taste yet.

also got traffic and 8 others. was supposed to be buy one cd get one free so should have cost $1.25 but i paid $2.50. it's for jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm
rrg:

Uh oh. My stream dropped. This can't be happening!
Avatar 3:52pm
Fredericks:

↳ Dean @3:51
Definitely not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
PaulRobeson1923:

Something* is happening to the stream
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
coelacanth∅:

< that cat looks like she's procrastinating on a trip to the litter box
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
Various Julius:

Had a stream fail as well, back up now
  3:52pm
Dean:

Another good reason to enact legislation banishing Daylight Savings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
rrg:

↳ rrg @3:51
I don't think I can find the old transistor radio in time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm
Andrew_in_WI:

Turn on, tune in. DROP OUT
  3:53pm
berb:

↳ rrg @3:51
If your stream lasts more than four hours, call your doctor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm
coelacanth∅:

dale, "into the mystic" is sublime
  3:53pm
jg:

4 o’clock I gotta teach a homebound kid. He’s smarter than me and I’m out of stuff to do w him. And I’m gonna miss astral weeks. Unless we just listen together and then I make him write an essay on it. We’ll see
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm
rrg:

"Reload page" fixed it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm
love2laf:

↳ Dean @3:51
Absolutely never ever, by the time they adjust, it's the next time change.
  3:54pm
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↳ dale @3:51
jesus is always broke...what's up with that?
  3:54pm
katharsis:

I have no strong opinion of vm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
rrg:

↳ Dean @3:52
Yeah, but their evil plan is to make Daylight Saving Time PERMANENT rather than banishing it. They want to banish Standard, Normal Time. I'm sick of their woke agenda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
Karl Ward:

I love Astral Weeks, Moondance, and His Band & the Street Choir; I love individual songs scattered across his catalog too, but those three albums are the only ones that stand out to me.
Avatar 3:55pm
newberry:

↳ Irwin @3:44
Thanks Irwin!
Avatar 3:55pm
Fredericks:

I hadn't recognized the similarities between Mountain and the Small Faces before.
  3:56pm
?:

↳ jg @3:53
Sit with him & make him listen to Astral Weeks & then write anessay to explain just what it was he just heard. Thank me later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
coelacanth∅:

katharsis, then you neither "get" him, nor "don't get" him.
is that possible?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
DjLorraine:

I would be interested in the cat's review.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
Andrew_in_WI:

↳ Karl Ward @3:55
Correct answer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm
Ike:

↳ rrg @3:55
The crazy night people like me *win* and you terrible morning people *LOSE*!!! Bwahahahaha! VICTORY IS OURS!!!
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Various Julius:

↳ coelacanth∅ @3:56
Schrödinger's Van is a thing
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morphe':

Mountain Long Red

Almost combed my hair ..
happened just the other day
was pickin my teeth
with my girl's comb
and I thought
"Yeah.."
but no..
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βrian:

There are also those who get him … and then recover.
  3:57pm
Dean:

Guess I haven't read the bill. Isn't it six of one, half dozen of another? At some point (not in my lifetime) noon will arrive somewhere in the middle of the night?
  3:58pm
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↳ jg @3:53
hmm maybe teach him a little self awareness and humility? gifted children tend to lack that
  3:58pm
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Van claims to be able to see leprechauns..no lie
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rrg:

↳ @3:58
If that's true, I'm outta here.
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Handy Haversack:

And the hour is upon us. Gotta head out. Don't get too astral! Hopefully I can catch the end from the home shores.

Thanks, Irwin!
  3:59pm
James:

↳ morphe' @3:57
Ok, that made me chuckle... but too soon, no?
  3:59pm
??:

To avoid confusion I'm adding a ?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ Handy Haversack @3:59
Consult your astralogist if you have questions, Handy.
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rrg:

My clock says it's 4pm ET. Do you know where your children are?
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??:

↳ @3:58
since some children are "gifted" can you return or re-gift them? Asking for a friend. Thanks
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Karl Ward:

Nooooooooo
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Karl Ward:

My stream stalled but it's back
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??:

Asstrail Leaks...Morrison's got a theme going I think
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Rick from SC:

The anticipation...
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Magenta:

noooooooo
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Fredericks:

Noooooooooooooooo..... where did Irwin go? At four oh.......
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miss g:

NO! is van whatshisname a warlock? the stream went out
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Crosby in KC:

ugh! Stream drop
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rrg:

This is a conspiracy. My stream has dropped and won't reconnect.
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Jeezy:

Uh oh... looks like we're all having streaming issues? Could Van be behind this?!?!
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Magenta:

VM's revenge!
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Elena:

↳ miss g @4:02
Mine went out also
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Phillippe:

same stream issue here
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berb:

The album that broke the internet
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Laura L:

Yep, stream is down... won't reconnect here either.
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Dean:

I bet you will recognize at least one song. "Sweet Thing" or "Madame George." But I've never heard the album in full.
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Various Julius:

disastral weeks - stream failed again
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WoodsOfMaine:

The stream is woke.
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JetBoy of Astoria:

Here we go. I’ll be honest - I’ve never heard it as I avoid the Van when I can
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coelacanth∅:

Karl, i said this a few (astral weeks ago when this subject first arose, but i also like " a period of transition" ... which is just that, and the apprehension in his composition is evident. maybe it was just that day a few months ago, but i really liked it.
not a popular one with the idiots i mean the critics
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Andrew_in_WI:

There it is
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Fredericks:

Hate's St. Dominic's?
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ ?? @3:59
Now, ?, ya don’t have to do this or anything else but you could give WFMU a 1 time donation of 10 dollars and create a wholesome and fun WFMU friendship society user profile!
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Dean:

After this, will you please play Wavelength or Into the Music?
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Phillippe:

too rainy for a moondance, I guess...
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Laura L:

Just got stream back.
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Brian C.:

Dang, the stream crapped out again
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Franco Twinkie:

↳ coelacanth∅ @3:49
My antipathy towards Van Morrison has a deeply personal dimension. In the 1970's a person who was in the same social sphere as I, loved him insanely. One day he came over to our house and started making a hissy fit because I was listening to something contemporary that displeased him.(He was mad because I got the girl he was mad about) He never forgave me or her. Later when we broke up. I got together with yet another one of his failed conquests. Did this make me happy? Not really. It was quite sad really.
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G:

This is like the day Sgt Pepper came out.
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PigeonsAndRust:

I've been wondering all day if the wrong record is in there. Its happened to me before
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chresti:

Play it!
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coelacanth∅:

then you play fundadelic. simple.
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Miss G:

I switched to stream0.wfmu.org... and it is playing. I had the most insane day, but then I looked at the clock, and said "maybe I'll try that crazy hippie LP?"
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??:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @4:03
been donating sice 2016..just not signed in
  4:05pm
Dean:

Free Your Mind and Your Weak Ass Will Follow the Van
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Dave in Vermont:

Is Ryan Walsh here?
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Fredericks:

Hope he didn't scratch the record with the knife.
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Karl Ward:

Irwin: These and other questions are fully answered by Astral Weeks
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↳ ?? @4:00
regifting children is a wonderful idea. They are sustainably sourced so you don’t get those supply chain shortages.
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MONEYBAG$:

so is this guy like the Irish Jandek or something?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY !
☆ All Blessings & Great Fortune in Year of the Water 🐇Hare ☆
wfmu.org...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Asstral Weeks...
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allyjojo:

will the comments be archived as well?
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coelacanth∅:

that happens a lot Irwin. mindless asses fill the streets.
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??:

↳ @4:05
Right?
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egould:

Assy flashy.
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Noel:

I was turned on to Van Morrison in 1984 by George Perry, a legendary marijuana grower from northeastern North Carolina.
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Matt from Springfield:

Bathroom breaks accomplished! Me as well, listen to this ecletic, "ununusal" album in its entirety the first time!

And...THE UNSEALING SOUND! Clay Pigeon used to feature that sound!
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coelacanth∅:

ass troll weeks
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ ?? @4:04
Ok no problem, so you could sign in… or not!
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Dean:

When I turned the corner down my quiet residential street yesterday afternoon, traffic was held up by a bunch of mindless turkeys.
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Magenta:

This is so exciting!
  4:06pm
wind:

IRWIIIIIIIIN! Hello?
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Switchblade Batman:

I'm looking forward to it, it's a really good album. I'm trying to find a used copy.
  4:07pm
wind:

Play it. Take a risk
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KWD:

its gonna sound worse than the old green warner label
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Phillippe:

180 grahams
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Switchblade Batman:

This exchange is why I prefer CDs.
  4:07pm
yippie:

has anyone ever played a thirteen inch record on the equipment?
  4:07pm
Dean:

I wouldn't put a 180g LP on a turntable. I'd put it in the CD player.
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Ike:

↳ Phillippe @4:07
Mmmm, grahams.
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Will thee Sound Guy:

I'm catching this!!!
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Sean:

I don't fuck with any record less that 2 kilos
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βrian:

Put it at the top of the stack.
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PaulRobeson1923:

Any bubbles or factory defects!!!!?
  4:08pm
??:

↳ Dean @4:07
Put it on the stove, lighten it up
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:05
Welcome RevRab! And happy Eastern Lunar Astrological Return to you! Annual solar return to follow later this year.

"As chriwl" Weeks for me...
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Fredericks:

It's a song cycle, Irwin.
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allyjojo:

Does anyone know if the comments are archived along with the program?
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Will thee Sound Guy:

Hi Irwin and all!!!
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Switchblade Batman:

yeah they are @ally
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Matt from Springfield:

Vinyl surface noise makes contact...AND LIFT OFF!!
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coldax:

GAAHHH! what is that noise
  4:09pm
Listener Robert:

You sure it's all on ONE LP? Like maybe they cheaped out on sleeves and put two in a single slot of the album?
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allyjojo:

↳ Switchblade Batman @4:09
thank you!
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dug:

nice
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Jeezy:

oooh... it sounds better than I remember already
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Irwin:

GOD I HOPE HE DOESN'T CURSE ON THIS ALBUM!!!!
  4:09pm
Dean:

"G-L-O-R-I-A...!"

I recognize this.
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love2laf:

↳ allyjojo @4:08
Yes, they show on the bottom of the archived playlist
  4:09pm
N'Lo:

Aaaaand I already hate it
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wind:

If it’s heavy does that mean this is heavy music?
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Jeezy:

WOULD YOU kiSSSaaaa my eyeS?!?!
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Miss G:

Oh, I see, it's farmer green jeans music (someone I knew used to call it.) But, what, Irish? OK. I'll be quiet.
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Jeff Moore:

Ohhh. Damn, it still sounds like Van Morrison.
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Borg9:

180 gm = 6.35oz
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Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh. This is actually pretty nice.
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Magenta:

I like the strings?
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dale:

is ringworm on this album?
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wind:

Hi will the sound guy. I just got here too
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Phillippe:

↳ allyjojo @4:08
I think one of the other DJs mentioned that she goes back and deletes comments from her older archives
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Asheville Jon:

oh cool, i didn't miss the world premier of astral weeks!
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Feldy:

My first time, too
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Song: "Astral Weeks" by "Van Morrison"
Not a lot of Pop songs apparently from the POV of someone being buried. Or are there.
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sydnius:

↳ Borg9 @4:09
dat’s a lot of 🐶🐮
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Persimmon:

I LOVE wfmu!
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Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ dale @4:10
Hahaha, I wish! Maybe "Dum Dum George" makes an appearance, too.
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chresti:

Is there an instrumental version of this?
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HyperDose:

↳ Feldy @4:10
Virgin club!
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Irwin:

So far, two minutes in, there's everything I don't like about Van Morrison.
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Pedro in Arlington:

Long-time caller, first-time listener. What was the history of Irwin never listening to this album?
  4:11pm
Farrel Mutanto:

I just drove out of WFMU broadcast range as the needle dropped on this record. now I'm never going to hear it
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WoodsOfMaine:

The whole album is kind of meditative, which is why I like it.
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Earl City:

I love the way it opens.
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coelacanth∅:

allyjojo yes. and yes they are, and occasionally not.
  4:12pm
Dean:

Richard Davis plays bass. Can't be all bad.
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N'Lo:

The whining. Haaaaaate.
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Magenta:

He does sound like Bob Dylan on helium though.
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Matt from Springfield:

I'm a huge fan of this album - agree that it's deserving of the Top 20 of all time that RS usually categorizes it. But, YMMV. Others might not think so. So I'll listen open-mindedly as well, consider what I *LOVE* about it...and, stuff I might not.

Personally, the title track is amazing, the 2nd best of the album, next to "Madame George".
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Wendy del Formaggio:

↳ Song: "Astral Weeks" by "Van Morrison"
Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I really do hear "Dum Dum George" in this song.
  4:12pm
jan:

My wife is home, so no listening by speakers, and the music played on my phone earbuds is in my head between my ears. But it doesn't seem too far off from tunes previously heard on this frequency or this particular show. The banter about the record is more entertaining, though.
  4:12pm
Chris:

I heard that the players on the record were impressed with van’s abilities, but very unimpressed when he was late for every session. They did not think it made him cool.
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Thin Slice:

Clay Pigeon on flute
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Phillippe:

Me: disliking VM's singing since 1968, apparently
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Alan near Boston:

Jeez Van, clear your throat already!
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dale:

i don't mind this. but that jerry lewis LAY-deeeee wailing.....geesh.
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SeaCreature:

Van played this album at the Beacon a few years back. It was pretty spesh
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sydnius:

While Mischa contemplates this record, might I comment on just how many black cats WFMU has to go around, us as well.
  4:12pm
mr_donutsu:

I probably haven’t heard any of this before either.
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Matt from Springfield @4:12
Have you ever read the Lester Bangs take on it in the book "Stranded"?
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newberry:

I'm a fan of this record, but it's best to listen in the wee hours, in a dimly-lit bedroom, after imbibing and carousing...
  4:13pm
JetBoy of Astoria:

It’s a meandering “song.” Ok. Sounds like a lot of VM so far
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Irwin:

This album would be terrific if the producer hadn't hired this singer.
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Miss G:

↳ Dean @4:12
Dean I am trying to concentrate on the musicians because I read about the making of the album yesterday.
  4:13pm
Dean:

Man, I'd love to hear Van sing "Baba O'Riley."
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Earl City:

↳ Thin Slice @4:12
Ha!
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Brian C.:

Don't tell him I said so but I think Irwin is a bit of a contrarian
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Feldy:

Maybe after this album we should hear "You say France, I'll whistle"
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sounds a great pressing anyhow.
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chresti:

↳ Irwin @4:13
Right?
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is there a problem with people not being signed in if they’re interacting civilly? why the gatekeepers?
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KingOfJunk:

My ex wife loved Van Morrison so I have totally emotional distachment to his music
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Persimmon:

Great first track
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Will thee Sound Guy:

crisp
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Phillippe:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @4:13
90 grams a side
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Jeff Moore:

↳ Irwin @4:13
You've nailed the problem!
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ yippie @4:07
I have an old Record of a General Electric company meeting or memorial to someone who worked for GE, they refer to Truman. It’s Not a 33 or a 45 but it’s big and one sided. Must be a 78 but i can only play it at 45rpm so it’s a bit of a mystery. Found it in Glens Falls, NY
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Irwin:

Band is awesome. Who's the vocalist ruining the session?
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Fredericks:

This is the only work of guitarist Jay Berliner that I enjoy. I really enjoy it though.
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Alvy Singer:

@Irwin--Lester Bang's would be so proud of you. :)
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coldax:

MAKE. IT. STOP.
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Magenta:

I'd buy a vocal-free album of this.
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Andrew_in_WI:

It's very possible that I first heard this album due to J. Jarnow
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WoodsOfMaine:

Prediction: Irwin's gonna do the Evan Funk Davies tonearm swipe before this thing is over.
  4:14pm
JetBoy of Astoria:

Nice pressing for sure - shake them shakers!
  4:14pm
Dean:

Roger Daltrey
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coelacanth∅:

↳ Irwin @4:11
i turned it up. and now it's worn thin already. no composition; just a backdrop for his moaning.
... maybe the next song's better though
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wind:

Omg coldax lol
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Miss G:

I read VM hated the strings but so far this string part I think is the best part.
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rrg:

Kenneth Clark: "How wonderful opera would be, if not for the singers."
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Ike:

↳ Jeff Moore @4:09
My thoughts exactly.
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Karl Ward:

Like I said, I love this album. I love this opener especially. But last night I was discussing perfect (no skip) records with some music nerd friends. I came to realize that I'm more interested in almost perfect records, and identifying what it is about them that makes them not quite perfect. For this album, it's "Slim Slow Slider" (the closer). It's not bad, it just doesn't hold up to the rest.
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Irwin:

↳ rrg @4:15
Precisely.
  4:15pm
ktmwq:

Bland Morrison
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βrian:

Now I'm wondering if the instrumentals were recorded on a separate channel.
  4:15pm
joe:

Are we listening to the entire album?
do it live!!
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If you play it backwards you can hear him snoring
  4:15pm
Late Bloomer:

What a great recording this astral weeks is. Jim Dickinson talks about that brown/dirt sound. To me this is it. Earthy for sure
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ Song: "Astral Weeks" by "Van Morrison"
The start of this song was not pleasant but it’s getting better
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joe mulligan:

↳ Song: "Astral Weeks" by "Van Morrison"
i too have never heard this album. it's so nice to hear it for the first time... all my life I've only heard the overplayed hits and avoided van Morrison like the plague until today. thank you Irvwn!
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paddy in matawan:

did somebody say brown?
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hilaryprudy:

I'm sympathetic re exteme sensitivity to vocals...Irwin feels about Van and Ella like I feel about Julianna Hatfield and the lady from Weyes Blood...yuk
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PMCwhenever:

thebetter the record, the easier it is to separate the real peep from the performative front peep/band, i find. The passage of time helps too… this is a great record despite himself
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sydnius:

how does a new album have crackle?
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Earl City:

I can't wait until you hear Ballerina. Oh man.
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Phillippe:

Not coincidentally, the dog is indicating she would rather go for a walk in the rain than sit in my office.
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Magenta:

So there's like 40 more minutes of this?
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Irwin:

Learning to love Van Morrison. So far, not happening.
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:12
I have read an excerpt of his writing on it, whichever one appeared in the anthology "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung". My reaction to the album is similar to his.
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Fredericks:

Already has ticks?
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newberry:

↳ sydnius @4:16
That's the 180 grams talking!
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franklinsTower:

↳ Farrel Mutanto @4:11
Don't comment board and drive. Shame on you.
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Susan:

David Crosby tribute next week?
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Asheville Jon:

this is not nearly as good as his Contractual Obligation Album
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Irwin:

↳ Magenta @4:16
I commiserate.
  4:17pm
upstatesean:

Don’t know if I can take this anymore.
Irwin, you win!
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Dean:

Kenneth Clark actually wrote (and presumably believed) that?! Two words for Kenneth Clark: Conchita Supervia.
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sydnius:

remember to consider calling 988 if you feel you can’t go on
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PNX:

Some say new records need to be cleaned. They come dirty from the pressing plant.
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Rick from SC:

I hear Lonnie Holly
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Persimmon:

idk if i get it
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Phillippe:

↳ Magenta @4:16
140 grams more, unfortunately
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Magenta:

BESIIIIIIIIIIDE YOUUUUU
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PigeonsAndRust:

Is that tape hiss?
  4:18pm
Noel:

I think it has a very “early spring” sound.
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Irwin:

This album isn't dated at all. It sounds as annoying now as it did in 1968!
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Will thee Sound Guy:

when does he say 'jelly roll' 🤔
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Asheville Jon:

tape hiss is on Tony Coulter's show
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coelacanth∅:

haha, yeah how many grams in are we?!
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Tommy in Neversink:

To answer a question someone posed: No..this is a live recording
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Wendy del Formaggio:

His voice is okay if he keeps it to a minimum and doesn't yodel around so much, or whatever it is he calls this style of singing. The music is nice, though. I agree with other commenters who wish for the instrumental version of the album.
  4:18pm
Laura L:

Either a person's gonna turn it up or down, I guess. I'm going to turn it up for the dead space between songs--I'm already looking forward to the next one.
  4:18pm
jan:

This "Beside you" is particularly grating on the ears, and fully supports your thesis, Irwin.
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PaulRobeson1923:

I think we’ve heard enough
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coldax:

This album sounds like an old pair of Frye boots smell.
  4:19pm
Late Bloomer:

Brown=💩 as in “shit This sounds awesome.”
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Irwin:

"Breathe in, breathe out, etc." Good GOD, mother of mercy.
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paddy in matawan:

my lady really likes Van. I have waited for this show to check it out.
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Asheville Jon:

i think astral weeks, overdubbed with some Amanada tapes, would make astral weeks tolerable
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BH:

↳ Song: "Beside You" by "Van Morrison"
excellent instructions on how to breathe in this song
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Alan near Boston:

"Help, I swallowed a balloon!" - Van Morrison
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dale:

i guess ivan was the youngest child and had to yell constantly just to get fed.
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Phillippe:

there's a reason why this isn't a hit on karaoke night...
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coelacanth∅:

Irwin please try not to post every minute!
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Im surprised people don’t parody him more. It’s almost comedy as is
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sydnius:

↳ Song: "Beside You" by "Van Morrison"
😱🐐
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KingOfJunk:

↳ Irwin @4:16
😂
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Irwin:

I promised the entire album. I shall deliver. But the only palate cleanser could be the Bang Records Contractual Demos (which I don't have on hand).
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Astral Weeks, the movie > the book > the album
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Miss G:

↳ dale @4:12
(spit out my electrolyte water on that dale) OK I'm out. Will say one more thing.
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joe:

we have ventured very far into the ..slipstream?
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βrian:

Exalted torpor.
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WoodsOfMaine:

Comments are hilarious. If Mark E. Smith sang the same lyrics you'd be creaming your collective shorts.
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Alvy Singer:

Lester Bang's review of Astral Weeks.
genius.com...
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Irwin:

↳ coelacanth∅ @4:20
Oops! My bad.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Van Morrison often thrown in with the Dylans & the Great Writers. But really he's like a Soul Singer in the throws of something himself ...on the borderlands of Articulacy whatsoever. In a way that's what this is about. Part JamesJoyce but equally some other drunk & some holy roller having an epiphany. Not everybody's chosen religion - but neither the album everyone else had made.
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coldax:

SHOOT. ME. NOW.
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Ochre Ogre:

Hi Irwin!
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coelacanth∅:

Will @418 Irwin's playing the moondance album right after this one
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PigeonsAndRust:

I would rather hear Jack LaLanne sing . Bands good though. Wish he'd shut up
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newberry:

The alchemic magnificence of this album doesn't reveal itself unless you're smoking patchouli while listening...FYI
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ sydnius @4:17
Thank you for at least reminding Americans (and Canadians?) that the Suicide Hotline is now a 3-digit emergency number! 😉
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

HEY I had to step out to get my insulin prescription at riteaid. Is this the “David Crosby” tribute ???
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mr_donutsu:

Where is David Crosby when you need him?
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PaulRobeson1923:

Is this brand new record dusty?
  4:22pm
Late Bloomer:

You don’t have to be friends with the guy. Just listen to the record and compare it to what else was happening at the time. It’s more interesting than most
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Quinn02:

I gave it a good effort. But I guess I’m not as strong as the rest of you.
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HyperDose:

↳ Song: "Sweet Thing" by "Van Morrison"
Okay I know this song
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paddy in matawan:

I love it when it's cool to hate stuff on the comments board. Usually a mostly-hate-free spot.
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Persimmon:

Oh here we go. This is cool. I think i've heard this
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pfeh. Mark E Smith would nev-ahhh
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dale:

HE'S RUINING HIS OWN SONG. musicianship and arangement is fantastic. he sounds like he's about to throw up, however.
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Chris:

Great song
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Fredericks:

↳ Song: "Sweet Thing" by "Van Morrison"
I love this one.
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Dave in Vermont:

If I hadn't listened to this album many times I certainly wouldn't want to be trying to form an opinion about it while simultaneously reading the comments of a lot of people who think their opinions matter and are worth more than others.
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BH:

you think they maxed out the volume on his microphone or is he just that close to the mic?
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Thin Slice:

Fire that guitar tech.
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Phillippe:

Irwin, you need to hook up one of those automotive code readers to the turntable and find out why it's making this noise
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Miss G:

So, I love to learn. But sometimes,. . .last night on Dave Mandl, the first 5 minutes of Yes made my face scrunch up and tears seeped out. Bad flashbacks. ...
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Tommy in Neversink:

Wow, I didn't expect this level of negativity .
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Matt from Springfield:

"Sweet Thing" is often the only song from Astral Weeks that has made appearances on his "Best Of" albums.
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Ike:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:20
Nah, I don't like him either.
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joe mulligan:

↳ Irwin @4:19
Ken played a song with that exact title this morning by Negativland. Negativland wore it better of course
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paddy in matawan:

that cymbal is odd
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Karl Ward:

↳ Song: "Sweet Thing" by "Van Morrison"
I turned this up crazy loud so you can all hear it if the stream drops out
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Andrew_in_WI:

I will clicky-star this entire album! Don't care what y'all think
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Ochre Ogre:

That was a great song, IF he was singing to that black cat in the pic.
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Howard & the Cats:

I was honestly expecting to like this album, but I really don't, at least not yet. And not a single mention of ringworm.
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ dale @4:22
LOL
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Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @4:21
it's dust to make it sound better... it the same idea as putting Vaseline on a glass lens...
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GIRABBE:

Sweet thing is good
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raoulvanhorn:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:20
I’m a huge fan of The Fall, and I love Astral Weeks too.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ paddy in matawan @4:22
It's all odd. & not really Rawk'n'Roll @ all.
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VanGo:

If this is a current new pressing would explain the horrible sound
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Ken From Hyde Park:

How would it sound at 45 RPM? 78?
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N'Lo:

At this point I’m just here for the comments and yes, instrumental would have been fine! This chariot one is kind of growing on me though. Maybe it’s less screeching per bar?
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judy from croton:

Boring
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KingOfJunk:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:20
👍🏿🖤😎
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paddy in matawan:

go van go
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HyperDose:

↳ Will thee Sound Guy @4:23
I always liked how they did that in the old movies
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Irwin:

For me, this album wore out its welcome at the two-minute mark. It's excruciating.
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WoodsOfMaine:

Lester Bangs on Astral Weeks in the book Stranded: www.screamyell.com.br...
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berb:

↳ Andrew_in_WI @4:23
Andrew - the bassist is a professor at UW-Madison
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Miss G:

And with this, I am unknowledgeable, but, matter of taste? one of my favorite singers is Julie London, but, I began reading the book "Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan" and now I'm trying to learn about her, because before, I just called it "wailing" like some modern singers I don't care for. But, I guess I'm trying to say. . .pick your poison. (ie Sarah Vaughan is undoubtedly a genius)
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coelacanth∅:

i like this track
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Magenta:

↳ Song: "Sweet Thing" by "Van Morrison"
OK this one is kind of okay but so far this sounds like how old cheese smells.
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Seanbelly:

Is this album all one song?
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Matt from Springfield:

An "early spring" sound - I often associate sounds with feelings or places, I suppose it might work with that. It does work well with this rainy cold drizzly day here.

I would say that it's very "un-standard", unique is a word often used to praise art, but for those who listen to jazz or soul, this definitely isn't on the same page as what is normally considered jazz or soul. Actually it's more "psychedelic" in many ways, an observation about this album I previously didn't notice.
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Phillippe:

I'm wondering if it will get better as the turntable begins to drag after hauling these 180 grams of annoyance for 20 minutes or so
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Physarum:

Never say something once when you can sing it 1,000 times.
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VanGo:

The sound of someone full of himself
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ Dave in Vermont @4:22
Good afternoon, Vermont! @Dave, baby, the comments boards are like waves upon the sand!
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Ike:

↳ Phillippe @4:22
ROTFLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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James Akers:

Is this the new and improved comment board!? This Morrison album would be fun to karaoke- but only because all the vocal riffing would be fun to sing
after several drinks
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chresti:

↳ Seanbelly @4:25
It seems so
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sydnius:

remember, you’ve already all earned this: 🏆
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coldax:

↳ VanGo @4:25
exactly!
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ raoulvanhorn @4:23
I'm not a fan but that band is kind of hallowed ground around here.
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PigeonsAndRust:

Man, could you imagine being on a road trip with Van? In a car for sixteen hours ?

"I gotta go to the ba-ba-BAAAthroom. Lawd, lawd, pull it over pull it over pull it O-o-oooover"
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Irwin:

Immersion therapy is supposed to help you overcome fears. I'm terrified of Van's next inevitable outburst.
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paddy in matawan:

↳ Ike @4:25
P-0155 - Bad cymbal sensor
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You can’t be personally hurt when people don’t love the same exact music that you love. That’s nuts.
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VanGo:

Whats worse: this or Counting Crows?
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Ochre Ogre:

Don't remember ever hearing AW entirely. Back in the day seems everyone had a copy.
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Seanbelly:

Astral weeks contain much longer minutes than regular weeks.
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Asheville Jon:

will Irwin be smashing the album after he is finished playing it?
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BH:

unfortunately Cyprus Avenue has been divided since 1974 with no resolution in sight
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dale:

it's like joe cocker on poppers.
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Jeff Moore:

↳ Magenta @4:25
I'd like to defend old cheese here!
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paddy in matawan:

o man she loves countering crows too. I'm gonna be dead if she's watching the comments board.
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coldax:

One of the most over rated records of all time
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Persimmon:

lol dale
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Andrew_in_WI:

↳ dale @4:27
That's just Joe cocker
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ Asheville Jon @4:27
Dan Bodah's "Breaking Records!" He used to do that, play a record, then smash it on Air afterwards!
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pgalub:

Sha la la la la!
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Laura L:

So--that contractual obligation... a record company wanted more of this? I was keeping an open mind too, I really was, because I never heard it before, but it got all shut down by VM.
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sydnius:

↳ Asheville Jon @4:27
I’ve never been a fan of destruction. Hated when they blew up disco records in baseball stadia.
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Magenta:

↳ paddy in matawan @4:28
True. It's an insult to old cheese really.
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??:

I have a good friend who loves Van Morrison..My friend drinks only whiskey & slurs a lot. My friend ..he's still my friend
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Asheville Jon:

Matt, I am thinking more along the lines of when Ken smashed Matt Warwick's/the station's copy of Heavy Metal with an axe
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paddy in matawan:

Is it a new song yet?
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Dave in Vermont:

↳ PaulRobeson1923 @4:25
thanks for that reminder. I admit i'm feeling a little defensive. I know most of the comments are meant to be humorous, but folks seem really attached to being coller than thou
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moaxey:

I've just worked out, you can change the music, keep reading the comments feed and have the best of both worlds!
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Nick:

It's giving me bad anxiety!
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WoodsOfMaine:

Not often you see the comments board turn into a frathouse bro subreddit.
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Gary:

Saw him perform this at the Fillmore during Moondance tour. Scared the crap out of me
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

WAIT am I mistake. Is this the VAN MORRSON who died while taking a bath in Paris France apartment back in 1970
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dale:

it's getting incomprehensible.
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PigeonsAndRust:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:29
Behold, the uniting power of VM
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Asheville Jon:

smashed heavy metal album:
wfmu.org...
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Irwin:

The instrumentation and arrangements are great. Is there a Stack-O-Tracks version of this album?
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Magenta:

↳ dale @4:30
I heard him go on about cherries a few minutes ago?
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Alvy Singer:

With consumate dynamics that allow him to snap from indescribably eccentric throwaway phrasing to sheer passion in the very next breath he brings the music surging up through crescendo after crescendo, stopping and starting and stopping and starting the song again and again.
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βrian:

Excruciate: Latin excruciāt- participial stem of excruciāre , < ex- intensive (see ex- prefix1) + cruciāre to torment, < cruc-em cross.
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sydnius:

↳ Irwin @4:30
feed it thru vocal removal AI, it’s quite amazing!
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KingOfJunk:

Did you flip to side 2 yet?
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

What happened to his voice. It doesn’t sound like on the song “light my fire”
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chresti:

↳ listener Phillip in the Bronx @4:30
That would be Jim?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Maybe this will next appear in the 50₵ bin when there is a Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale?
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Will thee Sound Guy:

way up on what?
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newberry:

↳ listener Phillip in the Bronx @4:30
yes, this was recorded as he was dying
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coelacanth∅:

i was looking forward to enjoying this album more than i am enjoying it, overall. so it's disappointing.
but i liked "sweet thing". this song i liked and now he's gradually wrecking it, sadly. it's a good song; some actual composition, not just the 2-chord backdrop he does so much. but i'd like it more if he just sang, without the acrobatics.
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paddy in matawan:

skip it
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dale:

↳ Magenta @4:31
cherry wine. i mean, boones farm? c'mon - grow up van!
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Elena:

↳ Asheville Jon @4:30
Do you remember the year when this happened?
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PaulRobeson1923:

↳ Song: "Cyprus Avenue" by "Van Morrison"
This one sounds pretty good
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PigeonsAndRust:

Is this really only side one?
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Marie:

My cat is definitely intrigued by it (that or else it is the vegan enchilada casserole). Perhaps VM emits on a special feline wavelength.
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↳ listener Phillip in the Bronx @4:30
Oestral Leaks by Vann Morrson
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

So is the song “peace frog” up next
  4:33pm
Claire of Wanamassa:

Sounds like he is suffering from Ringworm. Could someone please give him a prune danish?
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listener Rey:

nooo, there's more!!!
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Barclay:

I too loved Ryan Walsh's book, despite having no love for this record. Anyone wondering WTF is going on with this record is still strongly encouraged to read that book! It's *almost* as good as Songs in Key of Z
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Fredericks:

I didn't get this record the first few listens. I was too much of a rocker. It did grow on me.
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Dean:

Had to step away for a meeting. He's still at it?
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βrian:

Now for 78??
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ WoodsOfMaine @4:29
Despite our Freeform ethos and *extremely* varied listeners, there are certain conventions that develop, and some listeners carry forth stronger than others. E.g., Don McLean is awful, Van Morrison is awful...but also an anti-elite streak. So if music journalists say Astral Weeks is the exception to that rule, they'll make a bigger point of voicing their displeasure than if it wasn't really mentioned.
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Claire of Wanamassa:

Thank all that is holy. Half over
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Magenta:

↳ Song: "Young Lovers Do" by "Van Morrison"
OK this is okay too, he's not even wailing so much.
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sydnius:

oh god it’s badly jazzier
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Jeezy:

It's got a great "vibe" but it ain't exactly fraught with memorable songs now, is it?
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Chris:

Van doing a very respectable big band vocal
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coelacanth∅:

↳ Seanbelly @4:27
hahaha
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Jeff Moore:

Side two starting off strong!


...then the singing started.
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Magenta:

↳ Magenta @4:33
Maybe he got laryngitis?
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paddy in matawan:

Is this 2 songs at the same time?
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KingOfJunk:

Irwin: u sound like ur full of energy!
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jan:

Was this record not available in the CD format, with scan feature, this whole exercise could have been condensed to a minute.
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Ochre Ogre:

Irwin- Can you play side 2 at 45/78 PLEASE!?
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coelacanth∅:

(how not abreast of the comments i am)
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Earl City:

The horns pop on this one.
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

Is this record being played at the right speed? I remember his voice was deeper like on “stronger than dirt”
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Phillippe:

unforgettable in the wrong way...
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Karl Ward:

Now I want Ken & Andy to solicit listener versions of Astral Weeks songs, to keep the party going here
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dale:

and the scatting....
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sydnius:

scatting. scatting.
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Irwin:

I feel vindicated.
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joe:

van's scatting
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PaulRobeson1923:

I think something happened to the record
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listenerFern:

are you constipated and when you finaly hear this xxxing album you will be able to relieve your self
some things should be left a mystery
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Magenta:

OH GOD NO
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Asheville Jon:

Elena: i think it was maybe 2019?
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Mister Dobalina:

I've got to head out the, uh, uh...dentist, yeah that's what it is, the dentist... bbl.
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nathan:

man, I had no idea people hated this album so much
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Ike:

"Scat" indeed.
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Jeff Moore:

Remember: scat is poop.
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ Matt from Springfield @4:33
Some listeners even express their displeasure for Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park", despite the common paradox that WFMU "Despises American Pie, but loves MacArthur Park" - that's a good summary of said ethos, but by no means universal.
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chris in the redwoods:

↳ Song: "Young Lovers Do" by "Van Morrison"
i actually like this one. is there a hotline i should call?
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coldax:

↳ Song: "Young Lovers Do" by "Van Morrison"
It's big band music for hippies
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dale:

↳ Irwin @4:35
this is a public service, really.
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WoodsOfMaine:

↳ Matt from Springfield @4:33
Most of the strong complaints I see are about artists that had the audacity to be **gasp** popular.
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Miss G:

↳ Matt from Springfield @4:33
Thank you Matt from Springfield, so well said. I was trying to think of some example "It's not as if this were ___ show and suddenly everyone began to pile on ___" My loathing of _____ shall forever go unsaid, in front of one of my favorite DJs, for instance. . .
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Fredericks:

↳ Song: "Young Lovers Do" by "Van Morrison"
I don't recall the strings being so prominent on this song.
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Magenta:

I need to go to the bathroom but I also can't look away from this trainwreck.
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chresti:

horns, full orchestra? Haha
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Wendy del Formaggio:

I'm listening to this as I watch the snow and freezing rain fall outside, and I mend a sweater. It's not bad, but again, I wish it was just music w/o VM's voice. But I'm sensitive, and some singing voices make me cringe.
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Wow Irwin recreated the platonic ideal of the “you’re probably wondering how I got here” record scratch foley of countless tv show openings when he flipped it. Bravo!
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Elena:

↳ Asheville Jon @4:35
Thanks! I will investigate further.
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newberry:

↳ coldax @4:36
nailed it
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coelacanth∅:

oh shit, sydnius i forgot all about that!
i was into it because i hated the choices my favorite rock bands were making.
but actually i agree with you.
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upstatesean:

Please Stop!😁
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Irwin:

Van Morrison and scat-singing. Two of my least favorite things happening at once.
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paddy in matawan:

the clicky stars dont lie tho
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Matt from Springfield:

Now the masterpiece!
I think. Your Mileage Varies.
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Magenta:

↳ Song: "Madame George" by "Van Morrison"
"click and clack"
  4:37pm
Chris:

Sorry, amazing song. Marianne Faithfuls cover is great.
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listener Phillip in the Bronx:

I don’t know this album. Does it have the song “people are strange” that’s a favorite of mine ???
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Irwin:

"Madame George" is NINE FUCKING MINUTES LONG.
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βrian:

↳ Irwin @4:37
Auto-tune would complete the equation.
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PaulRobeson1923:

I wonder if the original Sounds better? Back to back comparison?
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Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ Irwin @4:37
How many grams is that?
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Brian C.:

This LP came out right after Brown Eyed Girl?
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Alvy Singer:

Van Morrison is interested, obsessed with how much musical or verbal information he can compress into a small space, and, almost, conversely, how far he can spread one note, word, sound, or picture. To capture one moment, be it a caress or a twitch.
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Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ Irwin @4:37
lol, 9 minutes of terror for you
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Karl Ward:

↳ Irwin @4:37
I believe you meant to say "NINE ALMOST PERFECT MINUTES LONG"
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Hugh:

Frisbee this crap into the woods.
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Marie:

I do like the flutage
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Thin Slice:

I cued up Gone With the Wind at the needle drop on pt. 1, and the synchronicity is eerie.
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James Akers:

@Ken From Hyde Park, I think each side is 90 grams
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chris in the redwoods:

madame joy-je.
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Dean:

An ambitious me would propose a program for one of the streams consisting only of artists/works the DJ dislikes. I assure you, my own list of despised artists would hurt a lot of WFMU feelings.

Der Ring des Nibelungen is FIFTEEN FUCKING HOURS LONG.
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Louis Boon:

Rock solid album. Very glad I tuned in!
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sydnius:

↳ Hugh @4:38
Kids might find it! 🤣
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Jeff Moore:

One thing I'm finding interesting is that I'd always assumed my complete inability to stand Van Morrison was unusual. I guess I'm not alone.
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berb:

Some listeners seem to be confusing Van Morrison with Jim Morrison. I regret to inform you that this album has no "The End", nor does the singer die.
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WR:

↳ Irwin @4:14
Was thinking of writing something like this but worried that I would seem too snarky.
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coldax:

↳ Song: "Madame George" by "Van Morrison"
This was going to be George Santos' drag queen name before he settled on Kitara Revache.
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Magenta:

↳ Dean @4:39
I'd listen. This is an interesting concept!
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Louis Boon:

The Lester Bangs essay is also amazing!
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Ochre Ogre:

↳ Irwin @4:37
So, your music nightmare is Van M and Ella Fitzgerald duo LP.
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Matt from Springfield:

↳ Miss G @4:36
True, there's what we think, and what we reveal to our in-groups, further more what we reveal to wider society.
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upstatesean:

If you auto tuned, there’d be nothing left…
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Fredericks:

↳ Song: "Madame George" by "Van Morrison"
Lovely strings.
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