Favoriting JA In The AM with John Allen: Playlist from May 26, 2023 Favoriting

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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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Favoriting May 26, 2023: we spend a half hour honoring Bill Lee -RIP- and it's Miles' 97th birthday

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dirty  don   Favoriting  
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water damage  fuck that: reel 13   Favoriting     0:09:03 (Pop-up)
teste  apocalpyse sutra   Favoriting     0:18:54 (Pop-up)
belfegore  wow!   Favoriting     0:23:36 (Pop-up)
marc codsi  the day before   Favoriting     0:26:04 (Pop-up)
morio agata  track 4   Favoriting     0:30:39 (Pop-up)
white light  we sat together   Favoriting     0:34:28 (Pop-up)
john kaizan neptune and mu'ryo  samurai   Favoriting     0:45:35 (Pop-up)
hoshina anniversary  kaga   Favoriting     0:52:09 (Pop-up)
gruppo sound  dance power   Favoriting draems for sax    0:59:21 (Pop-up)
collin walcott  gold sun   Favoriting     1:06:14 (Pop-up)
kammerflimmer kollektief  siebentes kapitel   Favoriting     1:16:17 (Pop-up)
rolf hansen  last song side b   Favoriting     1:20:36 (Pop-up)
francesco gennari  corteccia   Favoriting     1:23:58 (Pop-up)
moth cock  the name is baby   Favoriting     1:29:16 (Pop-up)
nucleus  elastic rock   Favoriting     1:39:00 (Pop-up)
the brass company  colors   Favoriting     1:52:04 (Pop-up)
bill lee  biskit   Favoriting     2:04:22 (Pop-up)
dylan w/ bill lee  it's all over now baby blue   Favoriting  
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the descendents of mike and phoebe  coltrane   Favoriting     2:13:08 (Pop-up)
bill lee  where have you been billy boy\   Favoriting     2:18:03 (Pop-up)
the descendents of mike and phoebe  attica   Favoriting     2:20:58 (Pop-up)
miles  aura   Favoriting      


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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02am
Handy Haversack:

JA. J'All. DON.

(better)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02am
luka:

(yeah)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Listener Jonny... is moving to Boston:

I;m in!
  🎸 9:04am
Mike H:

Good morning
Avatar 9:05am
Sprattus Sprattus:

Good morning AND day
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
terminalhipness:

Ready for a new episode...
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
captain beef fart:

happy Friday! How bout dam O's?
  9:06am
morphe':

".... Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

What more can one say !!!!

Makes me think of the listener who writes into Brain D's program =Currents Sat/Sun 3-6am and complains about folks writing about politics.... ???????
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
Karl Ward:

↳ Song: "don" by "dirty"
"Dirty Don's Bargain Center! The World's Largest Collection of ABBA Seven Inches!" is how they advertise it in the paper. Following the tax records, it's clear that the company has been in operation at this location for decades. Various shell companies have taken over the business every few years when things change hands, but only on paper. No one has been seen going in or out since 1985. Peering in through the single window, it's a large warehouse filled with boxes. A single desk with a steel chair sits near the door. A paper sign taped to the inside of the door reads "Be back at noon, went dancing/walking/maybe get some cocaine."
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Ken From Hyde Park:

What Don driving? A hard bargain, perhaps.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Karl Ward @9:06
Dozens of JA in the AM agents were dispatched to get a picture of the physical location. A lone snapshot in an unmarked envelope was the only return. A note on it: "Gone partying." None of the agents have been heard from since.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Peter from Boonton formerly Dover NJ:

Hanging on until it's time to run. Hello Handy Haversack!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Peter from Boonton formerly Dover NJ @9:09
Hey, Peter!
  9:13am
morphe':

↳ Karl Ward @9:06
I actually took a photo too years ago...

"Daigle's Grocery, Algiers Point, New Orleans, Louisiana
The store hours sign outside this little neighborhood grocery represents one of those "only in New Orleans" kinda things. My favorite hours-of-operation sign EVER."

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sazerac/9320533524
  Swag For Life Member 9:13am
Zinn The Mood:

Hey folks, JA.
Up on the roof doing some yoga, listening on a portable Bose speaker. And I’m hearing these little percussive taps that seem like some syncopated stuff going on over the intro. But then as it shifted while getting louder the spell was broken and realized it was the construction going on on the next block over behind.
Started thinking JA had taken to tapping out some rhythms over the classic dark Don Henley-esque groove…
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Karl Ward:

↳ morphe' @9:13
This is basically how I want to live my life.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Jason from Houston:

Hey there.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Peter from Boonton formerly Dover NJ:

↳ morphe' @9:13
Brilliant photo.
Avatar 🎸 9:17am
Yetz:

Sadly, Dirty Don's is permanently closed. But there are a lot of glowing reviews online, like this one:
"Expired is one thing, I don't mind it. This place, however, has too many items that expired 4-5 years ago. Items were dirty - they live up to their name, many smelled musty, some sauces had grown chunks, and some items had mold. This Is by far the worst salvage grocery we've been in"
Avatar 🎸 9:17am
Krys O.:

↳ Song: "fuck that: reel 13" by "water damage"
Greetings! I think Scott played some Water Damage yesterday. Nice.
  🎸 9:19am
Mike H:

↳ morphe' @9:13
This is good
Avatar 9:19am
abbazabba:

ha great picture!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am
love2laf:

↳ morphe' @9:13
I love this, and it seems like most record stores I've been to should have this on the hours sign.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Yetz @9:17
I mean, the answer's in the question.
  9:22am
TerrDE:

March, NJ, March
  🎸 9:23am
Mike H:

I was in NOLA for the first time recently. Great town. Really loved Domino Sound Record Shack
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am
holland oats:

the testes
  9:24am
morphe':

↳ Karl Ward @9:15
Grocery closed but looks as is a home now and so nicely kept the exterior..

538 Bouny St, New Orleans, LA 70114, United States
  9:26am
morphe':

↳ morphe' @9:24
ps .. the sign is still there if ya meander down Bounty St side ..
Avatar 🎸 9:27am
Yetz:

↳ morphe' @9:26
a street called "Bouny" (not Bounty) just HAS to be in New Orleans
  9:28am
Katharsis:

Dj ja, listeners
Avatar 🎸 9:31am
Yetz:

↳ Handy Haversack @9:22
And what an answer it is! The place was in trouble for mutiple health and safety violations, so Dirty Don gave it the old torch - www.kmbc.com...
Avatar 🎸 9:35am
Krys O.:

↳ Yetz @9:31
That was the tactic behind the gentrification of Hoboken, NJ. Families were burned out of their homes, then landlords rebuilt condos.
  9:35am
Mike W.:

thought Richard Youngs, dig this Morio, brother
  9:35am
morphe':

↳ Yetz @9:31
"After firefighters were on scene for a few minutes, smoke was detected in a separate building on the property, the main brick retail building that faces 56th Street.

That fire was controlled by the sprinkler system, but it also raised suspicion as it does anytime there are multiple fires in multiple buildings on the same property.


“We’re probably not looking at accidental fires,” Hunley said.
Avatar 🎸 9:36am
Krys O.:

↳ Krys O. @9:35
History lesson: www.hobokenmuseum.org...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:36am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Yetz @9:31
The ATF always had it out for Don.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:38am
Passaic River Blues:

Love this.
  9:38am
bobobob fabtriplasticland:

It's a good day with music played by J. A.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:38am
Lana of Bucks.om.county:

Loving this set, John, thank you
Avatar 9:38am
Aaron Working In Newark:

Good morning!
Avatar 9:39am
Jeezuseffinchrist:

this kind of rules, thank you for playing it
  9:39am
Tinley Park Randy:

Is this Piranha Man?
  9:39am
Katharsis:

This sounds a bit like lewsberg lovely
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:39am
jennyfruit:

just lovely.
  9:46am
gauche knee:

loved that set, last song especially. Relieved it was re:suicide & drinking, not cult vibe I was suspect of.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:47am
luka:

is this the song miyamoto ripped off for the mario bros. underground music
Avatar 🎸 9:58am
Juli:

Morning rituals time::

This includes Delta 8
Coffee
Sitting and FMU

Soo I must vacuum and work my way outside:::

Thrift store
Books to buy at the library
And Metaphysical friends shop.
Avatar 🎸 9:58am
Juli:

They like fancy crystals.
Avatar 🎸 9:59am
Yetz:

Off to the doctor (routine/followup visit), see yall jazz fiends l8r!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:59am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Yetz @9:59
Later, Yetz!
Avatar 🎸 10:01am
Juli:

I am a person w high levels of needs so I will take a while to get out of house::::}


Pack a clever purse lotions sunscreen make up hair
Functional outfit



I like going out but sitting and rolling around we a guitar also works
Avatar 🎸 10:02am
Juli:

*W a guitar

Lol typos
Many typos
Avatar 🎸 10:03am
Juli:

How are others?????
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:05am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Juli @10:03
Still trying to figure out what I'd shop for at the Metaphysical Friends store!
Avatar 🎸 10:05am
Juli:

Handy Haversak I saw your profile::

I like pagan holidays.
Avatar 🎸 10:06am
Juli:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:05
There are rings and candles and lotions and t shirts

They are v proud POC from NYC
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:07am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Juli @10:06
Ah, good. I can barely get the hang of regular physical friends!
Avatar 🎸 10:07am
Juli:

Mostly overly expensive crystals::

Gem shows or flea markets you get them for half off

But don't tell them I told you:::

I love and support them but they are pricey rocks:::

Sorry for commenting so much DJ JA
Avatar 🎸 10:08am
Juli:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:07
Maybe let them run free:::
No need to get a handle or anything of the sort lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am
love2laf:

↳ Juli @10:03
Feeling old this morning, but DJ JA is smoothing things out nicely with the sound of JAZZ. Sun is shining, and trying to decided if I should feed the blackflies this morning (stacking wood).
Avatar 10:09am
John Allen:

i can hardly argue with discetionary spending on pricy rocks
Avatar 🎸 10:10am
Juli:

↳ John Allen @10:09
Agreed.
I buy them there all the time.
Avatar 🎸 10:11am
Juli:

They have three kids::
I spend all my money there lol
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:11am
Karl Ward:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:05
Really long books explaining the themes and plots within the TV show Friends, dissecting these from perspectives of the works of various philosophers (especially Kant)
  Swag For Life Member 10:12am
Zinn The Mood:

↳ Yetz @9:31
That entire article was not more than 50 total words, unless I’m missing something. Lots of local news outlets barely even offering stories anymore.

Both because of the purposeful collapse of newspapers with their deep roster of costly reporters, and the social media-induced clickbait headlines that serve as stories “having read” by terminal scrollers who probably whizz by tens of thousands of pieces of discreet information everyday.

Which of course jettisons any hope for a connection to empathy.
Avatar 🎸 10:13am
Juli:

Leo w the most rings and least money wins:::

So says my friend Melody in Philly::
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:14am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Karl Ward @10:11
Your job's a joke
You're broke
Your love life's immanent
Avatar 🎸 10:16am
Juli:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:14
Excuse me being broke is a badge of honor:::
Avatar 🎸 10:18am
Juli:

↳ Karl Ward @10:11
You mean all the fat jokes and jokes about lesbians and disabilities etc:::

Have you seen the popular movies from the early 2000s?

Hahah oh the human race is rich!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Karl Ward:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:14
One of the shorter books is on the illusion of humor in Friends, extracting quite a bit of insight from the ritual of laughing along with a laugh track regardless of the situation or dialogue presented. I didn't know that the entire season 3 of Friends was written without a single actual joke in the script, instead doubling the number of pauses for laugh tracks--yet focus groups rated the season significantly funnier than previous seasons. Fascinating.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Juli @10:16
You could fit a lot of Metaphysical Friends in one of the apartments on that TV show!
Avatar 🎸 10:19am
Juli:

Ppl put words in my mouth constantly:::

But I think not of superficial aspects of reality:::


Handy you are correct.
And how!

I'll look into this:::

Must count my comments.
Haha

I talk too darn much.
But I've got a lot to say haha
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Karl Ward @10:18
Pithily summarized as the "scategorical imperative."
Avatar 🎸 10:20am
Juli:

16!


I must go get ready for the day.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Karl Ward:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:20
You are referring (of course) to season 4. I agree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
love2laf:

↳ Karl Ward @10:18
I have seen this in the Twatterverse, Seinfeld with the laugh track removed, and the Twin Peaks opening music instead. It's quite remarkable how it entirely changes the mood, and fits so very well.
Avatar 🎸 10:22am
Juli:

Haha I love overly intense silent joke edits.
Avatar 🎸 10:26am
Juli:

Let go of the darkness:
No need.

Change happens when we change.
Avatar 🎸 10:27am
Juli:

The Slight
darkness in our eyes
is besides the emotion
we need to not focus on::::
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:29am
Passaic River Blues:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:20
"Scategorical imperative"? I am submitting another entry on Handy's behalf to the Internet Comments Hall of Fame.
Avatar 🎸 10:29am
Juli:

Ken should make a FMU Premium::

Buy more comments haha

Bye bye folk.

Enjoy the last days of May:::

The best &
most beautiful month:::
  10:29am
Yetz:

↳ Zinn The Mood @10:12
maybe there just wasn't a lot to say
  10:30am
morphe':

This is the year of Geezers return in Dublin ..
from Def Leopard to Lionel Ritchie (who played Charle's innaugauration(sp?) but now .
Dublin Update: Wednesday 28 June 2023

Sting and Blondie
Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Line-up: Sting, Blondie 70,00 euro (probably+ tkt fees, vat/taxes, etc..)
  10:33am
Yetz:

(i'm in the waiting room. i am a patient man.)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:33am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "the name is baby" by "moth cock"
Hard to explain to most people I know the smug pride of a pre-clicky-starred Moth Cock track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
love2laf:

↳ Yetz @10:33
You are a patient, man.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am
terminalhipness:

↳ Yetz @10:33
hope it's not because you can't get up!
  10:41am
jazzMoth:

more light. < laugh track swells >
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am
steveo:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:33
Did you see my name in there when you checked the date?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:46am
Handy Haversack:

↳ steveo @10:45
steveo leads the way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am
steveo:

↳ Handy Haversack @10:46
I'm kind of famous for for my clicky stars 😂
  10:50am
Fred And Alan:

Hello Love2Laf thanks for everything
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:52am
sydnius:

↳ Fred And Alan @10:50
Good morning Fred and Alan may all the orders be 0.5#, medium sliced.
  10:52am
Fred And Alan:

Hello sydnius thanks
  10:53am
AYAYRON:

Bill Lee! I just watched She’s gotta have it last week. The music is astounding #rip
  🎸 10:54am
Mike H:

↳ Song: "colors" by "the brass company"
Thanks for playing this I've been meaning to dive into Bill Lee's recordings. RIP
  Swag For Life Member 10:57am
Zinn The Mood:

↳ Yetz @10:29
Could be!

Although it seems so much of reportage these days (or maybe more specifically in a corporate commercial capacity) intentionally avoids bringing in any human element. Cold facts and stats. Philip Roth had a great quote about not being able to glean much of the real drama in a baseball game from just reading the box score.

A building burned, likely from arson. Do we know anything about the owner, or the town’s relationship to the place, etc? Was his uninsured wife diagnosed with cancer and unable to play the bills? Was he hopelessly depressed about relations with old friends, the political situation, a gambling bet he couldn’t pay off, an unscrupulous vendor who kept cheating him, etc?
Burning a building down takes a lot of thought, planning, coordination not to get caught. What drove him finally to come to a moment in which he decided, “yes, I’m going to light the match”?

I don’t know. Just the fact that it burned tells the reader nothing really.
And I think it’s on purpose that “the news” accustoms us to not thinking deeper and more broadly about anything anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am
love2laf:

↳ Fred And Alan @10:50
Good morning to you both and thank you for a great call with Pseu yesterday, good to hear you.
  11:00am
bobobob plasticland:

JA....Miles Davis birthday today
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:10am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Song: "it's all over now baby blue" by "dylan w/ bill lee"
Everyone in the hot-air balloon. It's time.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:11am
Karl Ward:

↳ Song: "it's all over now baby blue" by "dylan w/ bill lee"
Just stellar work on this one.
  🎸 11:12am
Mike H:

↳ Song: "it's all over now baby blue" by "dylan w/ bill lee"
This one never fails to get me. Great playing indeed. I adore the 13th Floor Elevators cover too
Avatar 11:14am
Mister Dobalina:

Ohhh, uncle Robert!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:16am
Karl Ward:

↳ Song: "coltrane" by "the descendents of mike and phoebe"
everland-music.bandcamp.com...
  11:20am
eva:

hi! enjoying the show. last week marshall allen celebrated his 99th with us here in the tiny state. it was a fun party. 99!!!!
Avatar 🎸 11:24am
northguineahills:

↳ Karl Ward @11:16
righteous, danks!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:27am
Passaic River Blues:

Man, if Strata-East put out a bad record, I've never heard it. Thanks for all of this Lee, JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am
love2laf:

That was a superb Bill Lee set, thanks JA.
  11:31am
morphe':

Thanks JA and all !!!! gotta go now = > as SnagglePuss would say: "Exit stage left=>
  11:37am
beavo:

Bill Lee was also the only other musician on Gordon Lightfoot’s Oh Linda, 1964
  11:43am
?:

"The descendants of Milo Aukerman and Tony Lombardo " would be the best band name
Avatar 11:44am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~Good ♀︎Friday FMUvianz~
  11:44am
Joe Mulligan 🦀:

I need help IDng a jazz song ear worm that’s bugging me.. it’s spiritual/space jazz and there’s a gravely vocalist. Reminds me of how Pharoah Sanders has crazy vocals in “Prince of Peace” but the guy in my ear worm song has a gravely voice. Any help?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am
Beneath the Underground:

Loving “Attica”! Wow.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:46am
Listener Jonny... is moving to Boston:

loving this set JA!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:47am
Passaic River Blues:

Thanks JA!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:49am
chris_in_space:

great show today, @JA.
Avatar 🎸 11:51am
northguineahills:

↳ Joe Mulligan 🦀 @11:44
louis armstrong's version of "the creator has a master plan?"
  11:52am
Andres:

Thanks, JA. Have been enjoying the show in the van with 2000lbs of sweet potatoes. Next time, The Name Is Baby and It’s All Over Baby Blue, back to back.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:53am
terminalhipness:

Thank you JA, for another great episode!
  11:54am
Jason from Screwston:

Woof… Been on a ladder painting window trim and jazzing.
Many thanks, JA. Cheers, good people.
  11:55am
Joe Mulligan 🦀:

Thanks NGH but it’s not Louis Armstrong. Some lesser known name like Leon Thomas, and I think as backup for another more famous artist who has credit on the song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am
love2laf:

Thanks for 3 hours of sonic amazement DJ JA, happy long weekend downstairs neighbours.
  11:55am
bobobob:

Whose the guitar player on last song??
  11:56am
Joe Mulligan 🦀:

Jumped in late but will go back & listen on the archives. Great show JA and thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am
love2laf:

Good grief, first the sound cut off, then the drier stopped, thought there was a power outage for a hot minute.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:57am
terminalhipness:

↳ bobobob @11:55
JA needs to get typing on that playlist!
Avatar 11:58am
John Allen:

↳ bobobob plasticland @11:00
mclaughlin, but another gtrist on the record too bjarne roupe
Avatar 🎸 11:59am
northguineahills:

thanks JA, for the Bill Lee tribute. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm
Handy Haversack:

How the hell did three hours go by?

Thanks, JA! Later, J'All!
  12:01pm
SeanG:

jazz
Avatar 12:01pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ JA ~
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