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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Chico Hamilton  I'm Beginning to See the Light   Options Original Ellington Suite  0:00:00 ()
Buddy Collette Quartet  It's April   Options V/A: Jazz in Los Angeles (1921-1956)  0:05:02 ()
Six Parts Seven  Knock at My Door   Options Casually Smashed to Pieces  0:07:58 ()
Piano Magic  Amongst Russian Lathes & Metal Curls   Options Popular Mechanics  0:14:54 ()
Claire Hamill  Moss   Options Voices  0:18:43 ()
Shocking Blue  Acka Raga   Options At Home  0:30:10 ()
Small Faces  Talk to You   Options There Are but Four Small Faces  0:33:03 ()
The Moontrekkers  Hatashiai (Japanese Sword Fight)   Options V/A: Ku-Pow! British Instrumental Guitar Music of the Sixties  0:35:17 ()
Kim Fowley  Big Sur, Bear Mountain, Ciro's, Flip Side, Protest Song   Options Another Man's Gold  0:37:30 ()
Cass McCombs  Big Wheel/Angel Blood   Options Big Wheel and Others  0:40:25 ()
Jorma Kaukonen  Genesis   Options Quah  0:53:44 ()
Huerco S.  Anagramme of My Love   Options Colonial Patterns  0:58:34 ()
Jyoti  The Milkman   Options Denderah  1:01:40 ()
Herbie Hancock  Hang Up Your Hang Ups   Options The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988  1:06:19 ()
Claudia Quintet  (Holy) Thursday   Options Claudia Quintet  1:13:50 ()
Slapp Happy  Just a Conversation   Options Sort Of  1:26:06 ()
Family Fodder  Silence   Options Schizophrenia Party (Director's Cut)  1:31:38 ()
Creation Rebel  Dub from Creation   Options Historic Moments Volume One  1:34:30 ()
Astor Piazzolla  Duo de Amor   Options El Nuevo Tango de Buenos Aires  1:37:29 ()
Edith Piaf  C'est Merveilleux   Options Chansons des Cinema et Theatre, 1941-1962  1:43:07 ()
Bobak, Jons, Malone  House of Many Windows   Options Motherlight  1:54:11 ()
Juana Molina  Eras   Options Wed 21  1:57:50 ()
Tully  Song for Shayna   Options Loving Is Hard  2:02:06 ()
One Man Bannister  For No One   Options Evolver  2:05:46 ()
George Crumb  A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979   Options Ancient Voices for Children  2:07:24 ()
Mostly Other People Do the Killing  The Shickshinny Shimmy   Options Red Hot  2:22:24 ()
Extradition  A Moonsong   Options Hush  2:27:15 ()
Steve Lacy  Note   Options V/A: Jazzactuel  2:33:04 ()
Circulasione Totale Orcestra  Yellow Bass & Silver Cornet III (excerpt)   Options Bandwidth  2:40:07 ()
David Greenberger & Shaking Ray Levis  Trick Squash   Options Tramps That Go Think In the Night  2:41:00 ()
Paul McCartney  Early Days   Options New  2:46:43 ()
Neblung Price  Washed Ashore   Options Jewels of the Jetpack Malice  2:50:30 ()
Gene Russell  On Green Dolphin Street   Options New Direction  2:55:27 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:03pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, amigos.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:04pm JakeGould:

Hola! Monday tomorrow. Nice day now.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Bob Brainen played some Chico Hamilton yesterday. www.wfmu.org...
  Sun. 12/1/13 9:06pm 12539:

Dave, I'm concerned that the new schedule means you'll be starting even after the final stretch has begun.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:07pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- tasty Chico Hamilton tribute - *&* follows Monica's adieu ftrg Chat Atkins & Lionel Hampton & things real good...deserves a BennyHill pat on the head, I do believe...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:07pm Dave Mandl:

Ken: Well, Mr. Hamilton died last week...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:08pm Dave Mandl:

@12539: Hmmm, you may be right.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:08pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...Chat Atkins - great C&W monologuist...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:11pm Droll:

I also have questions about how the schedule change effects WoE. For instance, is the amount of rock constant by percent or elapsed time? Is the show still 2% rock, or now 3%?

By far, best part of the new schedule is A440 is back!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:12pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: I'm still working on those figures. Can I get back to you?
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:14pm David L.B. is RRN63:

Thx Droll: there *is* a bright side...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:14pm Richard from Venezuela:

Good post rock track by Six Parts Seven
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:15pm Richard from Venezuela:

This is a great new release by a good venezuelan post rock band called Dias de Septiembre: diasdeseptiembre.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:18pm Dave Mandl:

Thanks, RfV, I'll check them out. I don't *think* I've heard them.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:19pm Richard from Venezuela:

It's good and legal free :)
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:22pm deanland:

Well now we'll have to adjust to the segue from "Not Monica" to WOE as of next Sunday.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:22pm Droll:

Take your time on that one, but I need the answer before the Final Stretch. I don't suppose you've worked out if the number of echoes (feedback) is being reduced by 1/3rd or if the delay time is being decreased holding the number of echoes constant?

We have to make a lot of accommodations on our end, you know.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:23pm duke:

This claire hammel things is great
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:26pm JakeGould:

Same. Great. Claire.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:26pm RUBY:

I'm in!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:28pm fleep:

Mentally selecting for two hours instead of three will take some adjustment. Have to cull the herd.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:29pm pacific standard simon:

I remember April -- lovely girl, and a helluva good sport!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:34pm Dave Mandl:

Greetings, everyone, btw. Too many of you to name, which is a nice problem to have.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:41pm pacific standard simon:

If you're keeping track, Kim Fowley does NOT count against the 2% rock and roll.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:41pm fleep:

[applies eraser to scorecard] Got it.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:42pm JakeGould:

Man, do I hate Kim Fowley. Screw that guy.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:43pm Dave Mandl:

He was exploitation personified.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:43pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...since had 'Alley Oop' record by Kim Fowley when very small - it's an odd sort of full circle (if not a screw)...perhaps not much has changed!...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:44pm JakeGould:

He looks like a psycho. Just forget about anything he’s done. He looks crazy.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:45pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...he's what nine feet tall or something? - painted half silver - lives in L.A. ...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:51pm pacific standard simon:

The new schedule broke my heart.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:53pm Droll:

pss, I know, only 1 hour for Bethany, but let's just be happy she's back.

Daniel before Dave is cool, though.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:54pm pacific standard simon:

Nope, I was a born-again Monica fan.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:57pm Tome:

..holds up lighter !! "high" !!!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 9:58pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...when visiting friend in San Fran. - just something about sitting on his stoop there made me wish I was Jorma w/ his acoustic...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:01pm pacific standard simon:

If you were in SF, you probably wouldn't want to be Jorma sitting on a stoop. His ex-wife (the one who painted the cover of this album) was a notorious Mission District drug abuser who eventually managed to die of it, a few years ago.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:02pm Dave Mandl:

I was a big J. Airplane fan when I was a kid, but Hot Tuna fan too. Sorry to hear about his wife. I didn't know that.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:03pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- oh - there is that sort of fog over the bay...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:06pm pacific standard simon:

Me too, Dave. Always thought of Amon Duul II as the Jefferson Airplane of Germany, and X as the PUNK Jefferson Airplane.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:07pm Droll:

pss, Then what is X's "We Built This City?"
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:08pm pacific standard simon:

I stopped buying their albums by then. Maybe that god-awful cover of "Wild Thing"?
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:11pm pacific standard simon:

I do know that Live At The Whisky is their 30 Seconds Over Winterland.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:14pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- amusing, as X is usually associated w/ The Doors like that; if there was a Punk Airplane - I'd like to think Jack Casady woulda been in it anyway!...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:15pm JakeGould:

I appreciate X the same way I appreciate the Replacements: Neither ban’s music does anything for me, but I am repeatedly lectured on their relevance. Which means… I don’t care. Maybe if I grew up in L.A. or Minnesota when each respective band was big… But don’t care.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:18pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- wull - X was in there early enuff, pretty original - great poetry & energy (lecture lecture)...Replacements a kinda Punk Stones or Faces mebee (??) - just great R'n'R panache, which is needed from time to time...now, Husker Du...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:19pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...Flesheaters from L.A. ...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:20pm pacific standard simon:

Jack had some "new wave" cred, with SVT. And we used to bump into Paul Kantner at The Mabuhay in North Beach -- he was quite interested in The Nuns, who were also sort of Airplane-like in their lineup, if not their music.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:20pm JakeGould:

Husker Du I can get. But I don’t. I grew up weird. I do appreciate Greg Norton’s mustache. Holy crap. Good facial hair.
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:21pm KP:

Kim Fowley co-wrote the Byrds' Citizen Kane and for that he is forever aces.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:26pm Tome:

I'm waiting for the "Blind Faith" Box Set myself actually..
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:26pm Droll:

Completists are the only ones left _buying_ music, thus massive box sets. The upside of a Yes box set is.... uh....
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:26pm JakeGould:

I want a Roger Dean box set. Just a huge box set of Roger Dean album covers. Maybe on big 12x12 pieces of wood to mimic an album’s dimensions. No words even. Just images. A box set I can place on a shelf or literally mount on a wall.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:27pm pacific standard simon:

I can't imagine liking Herbie Hancock enough to own more than a record or two. And I don't get the "relevance" (or significance) thing that Jake mentions, aside from The Beatles and like that. Either you like a band or you don't, and everybody should get off your back.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:28pm JakeGould:

Pacific Standard, you mean how people have thrown the Replacements & X down my throat as dogma? I don’t get it either. Don’t accept it either. Just listen to the music.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:30pm pacific standard simon:

Actually, I listen to the music all the time.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:30pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- wull - there is real 'history' - but a band can be 'relevant' like that - & just not to your tastes. Very little tastes good when shoved down your throat...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:30pm Droll:

Jake, Coffee table LP-porn: www.amazon.com...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:32pm JakeGould:

Droll, I know of those books. But I am talking about a literal crate of 12x12 wood. Each adorned with Roger Dean album art. Not Hipgnosis (like some of their stuff, but a lot of it is bad (i.e.: Black Sabbath covers), but Roger Dean.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:33pm pacific standard simon:

I need a coffee table book of coffee tables. And a coffee table to put it on.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:34pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- a Boxed Set is a kind of piece of furniture...I always thot a coffetable book of Great Covers on Bad Albums would be both Art & a practical Guide...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:35pm JakeGould:

I drink tea. No coffee table for me.
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:36pm 12539:

Official Roger Dean Mini Box Sets:
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:37pm JakeGould:

Forget. No albums. No words. No CDs. Just Roger Dean art. 12x12 on wood.
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:38pm Bar:

comparing, clash is better then x, sorry, btw nice melodica dub Dave
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:40pm HollyT:

Hi Dave, Droll, pss, David LB, etc.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:41pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- cheese & chalk of a comparison - tho' always felt The Clash was better (stoned?) poetry than people think (always considered in Political terms), & X a notable high-energy Live band...
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:41pm HollyT:

This song is reminding me that I haven't practiced my accordion in like 3 weeks.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:41pm Dave Mandl:

Hey, Holly.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:41pm Droll:

Jake, Many of those albums were gatefolds, so you probably mean 24x12. And you probably need both inside and outside, so two 24x12 per release... It's a lot of wall space, but would be a trip to stare at -- I get it.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:42pm pacific standard simon:

Hiyo, Holly!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

One of the things on my list...learn the accordion.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:42pm JakeGould:

Droll. Indeed!
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:43pm Bar:

@rrn63 true
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:43pm Dave Mandl:

Holly: A.P. Would have recorded five records in that time.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:43pm pacific standard simon:

That's what thrift stores are for. Be like the guy who papered his walls with copies of Whipped Cream And Other Delights!
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:44pm Bar:

killer piazzolla Dave, and edith! now
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:45pm HollyT:

Thanks for rubbing it in, D!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:45pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...it's a good point JG: that 12/24 x 12 Art is what's not being represented anymore...much as I got 7,000 some-odd Wallpapers appearing randomly on this Mac...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:49pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...'an Album used to be an Event; those days are *gohhhne*'...
- Dylan
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:49pm Bar:

Love's duet
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:49pm JakeGould:

Pacific Standard, thrift, schmift. I’m talking “Steve Keene”-like wall art.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:52pm pacific standard simon:

I have a set of inflatable plastic Peter Max pillows....
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:54pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- everybody seen this already?:

- Your French broadcasters have any complications adjusting to the new shorter length, DaveM ?
  Sun. 12/1/13 10:55pm bigbabygenius:

An actual 'World of Echo' going on here with danasidonia; cranking the show on both floors!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:57pm Dave Mandl:

@bbg: Fabulous! Hello-hello-hello to you and Dana.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 10:57pm Dave Mandl:

@DLBRRN63: Yeah, I told them about the change. I'm sure they'll be fine.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:00pm Dave Mandl:

This new Juana Molina disc is so good.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:01pm Droll:

You just like it because it's in 7/8. I see what you're doing over there.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:01pm Dave Mandl:

Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:02pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: Haha. Bingo!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:04pm dance hall dispora:

@David L.B. is RRN63 That White album collector is some whacked exhibit.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:05pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- but - then it seems so logical & obvious!
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:06pm Carmichael:

Dave, the last thing I want to do is to hurt you ...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:07pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...surely - you see how logical & obvious that is...
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:07pm Fred:

Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:09pm pacific standard simon:

This is what "For No One" would sound like if Ray Davies had written it.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:09pm ben von:

  Sun. 12/1/13 11:10pm Marmalade Kitty:

Bueno indeed!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:11pm David L.B. is RRN63:

  Sun. 12/1/13 11:11pm Bar:

hi kitty
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:14pm Bar:

RRN63: that was in 1963. It was another scenario
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:15pm Bar:

reviewing or give away an opinion is like betting
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:17pm Bar:

It's easy to review Goddard movies today.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:18pm Bar:

Back in the day, he had read bad things about his movies i'm sure.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:20pm David L.B. is RRN63:

1966. Myself - I think Revolver's as good a candidate for BestAlbumEver as any. You'd think Artists would vibe great w/ each other (ever intro'd any to each other?) - but if you think about it - they're opinionated enuff about doing it their own way & not the other guy's or they wouldn't be bothered. Mojo Magazine had a 'Revolver Reloaded' cover CD of Revolver that was very good I thot...
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:21pm Bar:

joanna newsom style? Dave...
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:22pm Marmalade Kitty:

Goodevening ! It's 04:23 here!!!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:23pm pacific standard simon:

Pretty funny stuff, Rabbit.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:23pm Bar:

RRN63: i see
kitty: 2:23 here
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:23pm Dave Mandl:

@Kitty: So you're in the UK, I guess?
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:23pm Marmalade Kitty:

  Sun. 12/1/13 11:24pm Marmalade Kitty:

Yup! Where's you Bar?
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:26pm pacific standard simon:

I made a Highway 61 Revisited REvisited CD. Snuck X in by including their version of Positively 4th Street as a bonus track.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:27pm JakeGould:

Everyone should review things the way BuzzFeed reviews books. Just say nice things! Who like bad reviews? Yeech! AMIRIGHT!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:27pm Droll:

MK & Bar, I'm still way back on 20:27 of yesterday. PSS is here, too.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:27pm Marmalade Kitty:

I like bad hotel reviews :)
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:29pm Marmalade Kitty:

and good ones..!
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:29pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...when John Coltrane did the 'blind' review thing in Downbeat mag or whoever did that - he gave no one less than 50% cred or something...but he was going for Sainthood anyhow...yelp! was not for his sort...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:31pm Droll:

Bad reviews as in criticism? Isn't that part of the job of a critic?
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:32pm Bar:

near uruguay
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:34pm JakeGould:

My favorite reviews are Zappos reviews. All the shoes are great! And all comfy! Yay! So thrilled nobody is shilling on Zappos!
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:34pm Bar:

i don't read reviews
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:34pm JakeGould:

Droll, Buzzfeed is banning negative reviews. Yay! www.nytimes.com...
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:35pm Bar:

Brazil to be more exact kitty.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:36pm JakeGould:

More apt article. “BuzzFeed will do book reviews, Fitzgerald said, but he hasn’t figured out yet what form they’ll take. It won’t do negative reviews: “Why waste breath talking smack about something?”” www.poynter.org...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:39pm JakeGould:

Bar, Brazil is nice. I hope?
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:39pm Droll:

[shuddering in horror - I had no idea]
If just having "Like" is good enough for Facebook, I should like it enough for everything else, too.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:39pm David L.B. is RRN63:

...there's all kinds of Writing just like there's all kinds of Music or whatever...reviews bug me when they trash something in a Genre the reviewer doesn't even like to begin w/ & ergo prob. doesn't understand (like Sinatra saying R'n'R is bad Swing: & your point is??) - altho' it may be legit to critique a whole Genre (say, teenpop) in a broad sense...
- You mean - if they don't like it, they're just not publishing a review @ all? I can see that as a reasonable style choice...
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:40pm Bar:

It's big. It has everything. Hard to say in one word. We don't have newports or mountain dew.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:41pm JakeGould:

Droll, in someways we are living in a very open yet closed media world. Also the logic of people who say that BuzzFeed needs to be positive to assure affiliate ad clicks is nuts. I work in web tech. I assure you the tone of the review & ad clicks have little correlation.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:41pm Dave Mandl:

@Bar: That's got to be a plus.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:41pm JakeGould:

ABar, you mean Newports as in cigarettes or Mountain Dew the drink? You are doing fine.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:43pm David L.B. is RRN63:

I can drink orange juice, espresso, Monster drinks - for some reason my stomach will just not accept MountainDew.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:43pm JakeGould:

Bar, in the U.S. the sodas are so filled with high fructose corn syrup they are barely like what people grew up with.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:43pm Andrew Waterloo:

I don't have a problem with negative reviews when they're written well. I have problem with any review that invents a model for a piece and then knocks it for not fitting that model the way the reviewer decided it should.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:44pm Bar:

You all got it right, i guess..
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:45pm Bar:

I don't do any of that, i just could formulate anything complex than that.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:45pm 12539:

I'm going to miss this 3rd hour in future weeks.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:45pm Bar:

couldn't* more*
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:45pm JakeGould:

My attitude towards reviews are I skim them. We live in a modern media age where I can just click to read an excerpt or listen to a clip. So the world of reviews is not the same as it once was. Or blah, blah, blah… Listen to WFMU. I like something. I buy it on my iPhone. That is 2013 to me.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:46pm Bar:

Imagine in the 60's among few writing media....
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:47pm Bar:

Writing as in pressing media
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:47pm Droll:

12359, Don't worry, Dave's going to drop the first hour which is always a snoozer anyhow. We'll still get the second two hours of flute solos and 7/8 time that we came for.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:48pm Bar:

You couldn't spare words, like today. I don't know whats best actually..
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:48pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- that's true I think: the triangulation of Artist-Critic-Audience has changed from when everyone spent so much time worrying about it - but I could be wrong...I often say FMU brings me the Audio of stuff I only used to read about...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:48pm Andrew Waterloo:

Reviews are good for giving a release context. I usually read reviews after I've heard the album several times.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:49pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: I thought the second hour was the snoozer.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:50pm JakeGould:

Reviews are more like critical documentation on the positive side nowadays. On the negative/cynical side nowadays, I see reviews as simply search engine fodder nowadays. There is so much noise out there. People just want to grab Google hits to get clicks.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:52pm David L.B. is RRN63:

- much more stuff faster & more sensationalistic for immediate consumption...that's my critique...more explosions & gunfire...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:52pm pacific standard simon:

When I have to work on Sunday, I miss the first half hour anyway. Now I won't.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:53pm Droll:

Maybe the solution to crappy consumer reviews is to go back to professional music criticism.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:54pm JakeGould:

It’s a contrast to when I would take the subway to Tower Records on 3rd & Broadway to get Pulse. And would read “Desert Island Discs” to get clues to cool stuff. Now I can’t stand lists… The Interwebs is just lists!
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:55pm Bar:

Same here when there was Bizz Magazine.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks, DaveM! Good luck catching your train.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:57pm David L.B. is RRN63:

..it's like Todd Rundgren, I think, observing that putting the production tools in everyone's hands would *not* make everyone a skilled engineer; Writing well about Music is kinda hard ! Most people can't tell you why they like it or don't *@ all*. Very many are hacks. It's notorious that people review things they don't even listen to, watch, read...
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:58pm pacific standard simon:

Music journalism is one thing. Never saw a record review that was worth a fart in a handbag.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:59pm Droll:

Thanks Dave, see you next week.
  Sun. 12/1/13 11:59pm blarney stoned:

blippy bongo
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:59pm David L.B. is RRN63:

Ha ha! That's succinct.
Avatar Sun. 12/1/13 11:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Next Sunday is going to seem like a daylight saving time switch.
  Mon. 12/2/13 12:00am Bar:

History books are the same, very few of them saw the actual story.
  Mon. 12/2/13 12:00am Bar:

  Mon. 12/2/13 12:00am Bar:

axl rose?
Avatar Mon. 12/2/13 12:01am tomB:

@David LB: "we buy white albums" was at the rex fair I think
Avatar Mon. 12/2/13 12:01am Droll:

Correction, see you in two weeks.
  Mon. 12/2/13 12:01am Bar:

great show!!
Avatar Mon. 12/2/13 12:01am Dave Mandl:

Night and thanks, everyone. Have a great couple of weeks.
  Mon. 12/2/13 12:02am Bar:

  Mon. 12/2/13 12:03am Bar:

gnite all!
  Mon. 12/2/13 12:03am pauly mac:

I can still better than Ringo...well...maybe
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