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

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Options December 18, 2013

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
joan la barbara      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
dennis moorman  for the peace within   Options   0:23:08 (Pop‑up)
feliz avant garde      0:29:53 (Pop‑up)
joseph byrd  in dulci jubilo   Options   0:41:40 (Pop‑up)
circular firing squad  between dawn and sunrise   Options   0:49:29 (Pop‑up)
cabaret voltaire  invocation   Options   0:57:57 (Pop‑up)
lol coxhill phil minton noel akchote  the christmas song   Options   1:03:52 (Pop‑up)
cal hand  angels we have heard on high   Options   1:07:12 (Pop‑up)
julian koster  silver bells/oh holy night   Options   1:11:18 (Pop‑up)
susan alcorn  a tale of late december   Options   1:18:24 (Pop‑up)
durutti column  one christmas for your thoughts   Options   1:34:28 (Pop‑up)
claire hamill  icicle rain   Options   1:38:51 (Pop‑up)
suicide  hey lord   Options   1:44:13 (Pop‑up)
andy narelli  sleepers awake   Options   1:48:08 (Pop‑up)
johnny largo  silent night   Options   1:51:34 (Pop‑up)
tom recchion  a christmas filled with tears   Options   1:58:22 (Pop‑up)
culturcide  depressed christmas   Options   2:01:22 (Pop‑up)
prince      2:04:32 (Pop‑up)
john fahey  christmas fantasy parts 1 & 2   Options   2:11:31 (Pop‑up)
joseph spence  santa clause is coming to town   Options   2:37:04 (Pop‑up)
shawn hansen  chessnuts/little drummer boy   Options   2:39:44 (Pop‑up)
greg davis  24 hour news/silent night   Options   2:45:37 (Pop‑up)
jonathan meese & tim berresheim  it's christmas time   Options   2:49:35 (Pop‑up)
max roach  it's christmas time again   Options   2:53:53 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11am George of Troy:

Howdy John, good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17am AndrewC.:

Morning JA - will you be entertaining me for my Christmas lunch next week?
Avatar 6:19am John Allen:

AC, i will be phoning it in, but i will be with you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I just wanna pop in here for the sole express purpose of mentioning the Best Show & Xmas as much as humanly possible...
Avatar 6:21am John Allen:

RR, I second the motion
  6:34am P-90:

Best Show! X-mas! Christmas! even
  6:56am P-90:

Bob Fripp riding a dinosaur?
Avatar 7:11am Sem Chumbo:

Gotta say this beats "Holly, Jolly Christmas" and Mr. Ives by a number of orders of magnitude. Good morning, John, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12am AndrewC.:

I still love this V/Vm 7" for twisted christmas tunes: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39am George of Troy:

Ah, DC. Nice one.
  7:52am P-90:

@Sammy C: yo
  7:56am P-90:

@Andrew C.: Don't know it, but any X-mas album with a track called "Soylent Night" is worth checking out
  7:57am marmalade kitty:

Merry Christmas! *almost
  7:58am P-90:

back at ya, MK
  7:59am P-90:

moptops in the mix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00am Cory:

i never knew there was xmas music i could like. thank you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13am George of Troy:

Mix it up, John. I can't take my Mannheim Steamroller straight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21am AndrewC.:

There was a lovely Fahey doc on the BBC a couple of weeks ago.

  8:23am P-90:

Fahey is ALWAYS welcome, John A.
  8:25am maja:

Just in to say bye, I'll listen to this one next week after your christmas show. My christmas day is a huge succes already! Have a good time. Happy.
  8:26am maja:

Avatar 8:31am Brian in UK:

Good day John.
AndrewC I can remember John Peel playing John Fahey many years ago on Top Gear. It was an ear opener. Wonder what the shop was in Camden. Compendium? Was that only books.
  8:34am P-90:

@Andrew: cool piece in The Guardian, thanks. The comparison between Fahey and Brautigan is apt. It only becomes clearer with the passage of time that anyone who tackles the problem of composing contemporary pieces for solo guitar is following in Fahey's footsteps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34am common:

this fahey is beautiful. thanks john. morn everyone.
  8:47am r i s k y:

That John Spence was just thing I needed to get my ass out there shopping.
Avatar 8:49am John Allen:

risky, just mumble your way thru the lines like spence, people will clear the way
  8:50am marmalade kitty:

  8:51am marmalade kitty:

rise above it all
  8:52am Nisus:

greg davis: sounds like zappa┬┤s pornwars
  8:58am bill:

Great show John thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am George of Troy:

Hope you have a great holiday, John!
Avatar 8:59am John Allen:

well, thanks all for being here. peace and best wishes for 2014 . JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Siriusly:

Just sampling FMU DJs - really enjoyed the show, looking forward to future shows and archives.
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