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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 January 15, 2014

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
the freestyle band  pelican   Options s/t  adeyme productions  1984  LP  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
tom hamilton / rich o'donnell / jd parran  crimson sterling   Options formal & informal music  somnath records  1981  LP  0:21:17 (Pop‑up)
nate wooley sextet    (sit in) the throne of friendship  clean feed  2013  CD  0:44:01 (Pop‑up)
alvarius b  ethno muse ecology/teh last highway   Options fuck you and the horse you rode in on  abduction  1983/2014  LP  0:45:45 (Pop‑up)
philip perkins  rico in the birdhouse   Options neighborhood with a sky  fun music  1982  LP  0:48:56 (Pop‑up)
r weis  spinning steel   Options excitable audio  no label  2011  CD  0:54:59 (Pop‑up)
el-g  o pluto   Options mil pluton  hundebiss  2013  LP  0:57:37 (Pop‑up)
patrick cowley    school daze  dark entries  2013  LP  1:04:51 (Pop‑up)
roland young  so very easy   Options hearsay i-land  palto flats  2013  LP  1:20:04 (Pop‑up)
herbie hancock  maiden voyage/ p. bop   Options perfect machine  columbia  1988  LP  1:28:28 (Pop‑up)
margaret dygas  czemuzes mnie, matulenko   Options new german ethnic music  karaoke kalk  2013  CD  1:33:31 (Pop‑up)
ryoji ikeda  supercodex 13   Options supercodex  raster-noton  2013  CD  1:39:31 (Pop‑up)
bowie  when you're a boy   Options the lodger  rca  1979  LP  1:43:20 (Pop‑up)
heldon  part 5   Options stand by  barclay  1979  LP  1:46:08 (Pop‑up)
jessie harper  shades of midnight sun   Options guitar absolution in the shade of a midnight sun  kissing spell  1991  LP  1:56:48 (Pop‑up)
kenny young  amanda in a silver world   Options last stage for silverworld  warner brothers  1973  LP  2:01:49 (Pop‑up)
tim rose  little girl   Options unfinished song  tiger lilly records  1976  LP  2:06:57 (Pop‑up)
terry melcher  card game   Options royal flush  rca  1976  LP  2:18:15 (Pop‑up)
sarah kernochan  easy girl   Options house of pain  rca  1974  LP  2:21:41 (Pop‑up)
eiko ishibashi  silent running   Options imitation of lofe  drag city  2013  LP  2:26:02 (Pop‑up)
ryley walker  the west wind   Options the west wind  tompkins square  2014  12"  2:33:17 (Pop‑up)
george cromarty  bittersweet   Options wind in the heather  dancing cat  1984  LP  2:39:17 (Pop‑up)
elliot sharp    aggregat quintet  clean feed  2013  CD  2:43:23 (Pop‑up)
gunter schickert  tracks 3&4   Options kinder in der wildnis  bureau b  1983/2013  LP  2:49:38 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  6:05am Gareth:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07am George of Troy:

G'morning John.
Avatar 6:11am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, John and good morning to you, Gareth and GOT. Enjoying this eyeopener.
Avatar 6:21am John Allen:

g'morning gang
  6:43am Pat Byrne:

My favorite WebCast.
::Pulls out Wired magazine from 1996, and updates palm pilot::
Avatar 6:44am John Allen:

seque to getting a haircut like JFK Jr.
  6:45am longtime listener:

Ok. This sounds like someone is passing wind
Avatar 6:46am John Allen:

now here's someone flipping the bird
  6:49am longtime listener:

Is this some sort of ethereal jazz
  6:57am longtime listener:

If this is a show theme can I request
William basinski - a red score I'm the tile.
Not the whole 40 minutes but at least 10
Avatar 6:59am John Allen:

longtime listener + request = move on
  7:01am longtime listener:

Is this a no "request show"
  7:02am Emile:

Love this El-g
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21am George of Troy:

Really liked that Tom Hamilton track earlier, so I looked it up. Turns out I already have the album in my collection. Is this indicative of a greater problem? Should I seek help?
  7:22am jeff-m:

Morning John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@George: ...for havng consistent tastes ? How long have you noticed this - ??...
  7:24am this song by mr. young:

oh my
Avatar 7:25am John Allen:

george, if you keep it up the discogs table from the FMU fair is going to set up on your lawn
Avatar 7:27am Sem Chumbo:

@GOT: I think when you forget to look up something you want to know, there be dragons.
  7:31am P-90:

Vintage steam-powered Vocoder, right? Wood- or coal-fired? Kerosene?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32am George of Troy:

@RR63: Quite a while now, I'm afraid. At least I'm consistent...
@JA: As long as they bring copious amounts of shopping bags, that's fine.
@Sem: The trouble is, when I look something up and *don't* have it, the dragons come and eat my wallet.
Avatar 7:36am doca:

It is pouring outside
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56am BDR:

Beefheart's birthday today. Probably too late for show, but should you want.....
Avatar 8:02am John Allen:

hey BDR. we actually have a strict policy on this show to celebrate death, never birth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07am BDR:

Cool, I didn't know. Hope you don't get to celebrate death for a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gene Clark I like. But I'm not requesting him. Altho' he is dead...& I own this already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19am common:

happy foggy wednesday!
Avatar 8:20am Cheri Pi:

Presently accounted for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28am maestroso:

Eiko Ishibashi. Very nice track, and new to me.
  8:28am P-90:

Beautiful low-hanging fog blanketing the Hudson River. 37 degrees, 88% (!) humidity, wind less than 1 mph.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Up heah NewHampshuh 27°F - Humidity 92% (beautiful or otherwise)...I must say the Music on the Weather Channel hear has really become fantastic...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44am braveness23:

B23 here! I was able to procure a knish for breakfast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44am maestroso:

Wonderful set, Mr Allen.
  8:45am LovecraftDude888:

so we have knish contact, where did u find one?
  8:46am LovecraftDude888:

I'm not awake yet just checking in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

2nd maestroso

- Knish Victory !
  8:47am LovecraftDude888:

I just fired up some Peet's coffee again..ahhhhh RR where are you in New Hampshire some old friends of mine used to live in Nashua for years...then relocated to New Mexico later on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47am braveness23:

Rascals' NY Deli on Kenwood Rd in Blue Ash, Ohio. I learned a bit more about WHY so many people can't get knish right now. There is actually a national knish shortage. news.yahoo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48am braveness23:

Rascals' makes their own
  8:49am LovecraftDude888:

I know, I'd read that a month ago or so...was like a knish shortage? I just hope there's no Peet's coffee shortage hehe or ending up costing $25 an ounce or whatever.
Avatar 8:49am Cheri Pi:

SHortage, WHAHHH????
Avatar 8:50am John Allen:

oh great. can the great knish shortage of 2014 get the comments count up to 100 this morning?
  8:50am LovecraftDude888:

was reading about that place down in E. Village or Bowery the famous knish place....forget the name..but it's like an orig. hardcore knish palace on Delancey or Houston or whatever. Gotta go there at some point soon next NYC trip if possible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51am braveness23:

@CP, don't you realize that this is the opportunity that we have been waiting for? We will step in to fill everyone's knish needs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52am braveness23:

@John, I was about to move on to the topic of crepes but I suppose I could be talked into discussing knish a bit longer
Avatar 8:52am Cheri Pi:

Seriously, we could make a killing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

LD888: I am in Lebanon, town over from Dartmouth U on the western border w/ Vermont - sorta midway up the (little) state; Nashua is east a bit & @ the bottom just over from Mass. ...
Avatar 8:53am John Allen:

yeah, let's stay with this knish thing for awhile
  8:54am LovecraftDude888:

I see it...that place in Ohio gets pretty high marks the NY style deli, etc. Someone said it's pricey but good, generally good reviews. Right Nashua NH more southeast in state....gotcha. I was up there a number of years back briefly...a Lovecraftian trip we hit up that megalith site somewhere in Vermont or NH supposed to be an ancient ritual stone maybe...or something
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Knish Kronikles
  8:55am LovecraftDude888:

actually an old college pal of mine told me recently he'd moved from Queens to Nashua NH recently...he said it was keen so far. I wish we had Newbury Comics down here in NY....man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yes - Horror Writers come from New England or move here. NYC wanting some Culture we got up here - that's novel...
  8:57am LovecraftDude888:

don't most of the supermarkets around the country have fresh or frozen knishes these days? Some of them from NYC...but I dunno how great they are. Not as good as from a real deli, etc. Fairway or Trader Joe's should have that stuff
  8:59am LovecraftDude888:

well I know from experience New England is a hotbed and Horror Fantasy destination...for all kinds of reasons. Esp. King Lovecraft and Hawthorne and etc. etc. I was up in Maine in 1986 in Rockland...my dad grew up there for a while. Nice area. That was the very week IT was published the King novel, so was reading it in Maine which was keen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am common:

i used to live in Providence across the street from what I was told used to be Lovecraft's place. Strange times.
  8:59am P-90:

On the local (Ny/NJ) knish front, the shortage caused by the fire at Gabila's knish factory in September has all but ended...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am braveness23:

My own experience says to go with the real deal. Nothing beats a fresh knish
  9:00am LovecraftDude888:

you lucky bugger! That's insane! I knew a lot of people in Providence and still do, and around New England...I was friendly with the folks some of them, at Brown's John Hay library but sadly John Stanley I think passed on a few years back..he ran the place and HPL collections and stuff Providence is the bomb!
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