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Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

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Options March 23, 2015

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Dennis Taylor  Bicycle Town   Options Dayspring  Grass-T  0:00:00 ()
Don Reeve  Coming Home   Options Nature's Way  Crash Landing  0:07:18 ()
David Thomas Broughton  Ambiguity   Options The Complete Guide to Insufficiency  Plug Research  0:18:13 ()
Randy Rogers  Why Is It Always the Same   Options Just For You b/w Why Is It Always the Same  RSi  0:25:04 ()
Julie Byrne  Melting Grid   Options Melting Grid 7"  Static Caravan  0:29:16 ()
Alex Oriental Experience  Ekmek   Options Tales of Purple Sally  Wiska  0:33:48 ()
The Myrrors  Arena Negra   Options Arena Negra  Beyond Beyond Is Beyond  0:39:14 ()
Heavy Hymns  Determining Fate   Options Solace  House of Alchemy  0:57:44 ()
Vanessa Amara  Both Of Us (excerpt)   Options Both Of Us/King Machine  Posh Isolation  1:03:16 ()
Grateful Dead  Dark Star   Options Dick's Picks Vol. 2  Grateful Dead  1:09:22 ()
Niels Skousen  Nu Lyder Gongongen   Options Palads af Glas  Amar  1:32:18 ()
Eternal Tapestry  Wild Strawberries   Options Wild Strawberries  Thrill Jockey  1:42:05 ()
Michel Redolfi  Inner Tube   Options Desert Tracks  INA-GRM  1:57:16 ()
Liliental   Gebremster Schaum   Options Liliental  Brain  2:00:58 ()
Toulouse Engelhardt  Lady of the Light   Options Mind Gardens  Lost Grove Arts  2:09:22 ()
Ariel Kalma  Bakafrica   Options Le Temps des Moissons  Wah Wah  2:14:23 ()
Tashi Dorji  Untitled   Options Blue Twelve  Blue Tapes/X-Ray  2:23:43 ()
No-Neck Blues Band  Walking Wind   Options Clomeim  Locust  2:29:53 ()
Joanne Robertson  Grams   Options Black Moon Days  Feeding Tube  2:43:23 ()
Agincourt  All My Lfe   Options Agincourt  Lion  2:47:48 ()
Ryley Walker  Sweet Satisfaction   Options Primrose Green  Dead Oceans  2:52:57 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 3:02am Eiderdown:

Morning Jeff! It's been awhile…just pledged too. A bit late but hey...
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:07am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks so much, Adam.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:20am Jeff Conklin:

Rough start this morning. Switching studios is still tricky for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 3:27am Eiderdown:

We are a forgiving bunch…plus it's late, we are all half asleep anyway right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 3:37am coelacanth:

olá jeff and dirigibles
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:40am Jeff Conklin:

sup, coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 3:41am mauri:

Morning Jeff and everyone. Sounding good
  Mon. 3/23/15 3:44am P-90:

Morning DJ Jeff, coel, and everyone.
A most enjoyable show, right from the top.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:44am Jeff Conklin:

hey, mauri
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:45am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, P, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 3:53am coelacanth:

P-90 heyhey

i think i convinced 1 & maybe 2 people tonight to check out wfmu. the one dude was like "i think we can all agree that rock is dead,right?"
I was like, "NO!!!"
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 3:57am Jeff Conklin:

I usually say rock is dead, actually.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:06am pierre:

Bonjour Jeff !
I didn't want to wake up and see 99%, I want to see the little blowing his horn !
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:08am Jeff Conklin:

you don't see 99, pierre, you see 95 :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:15am coelacanth:

it's not. it's just suspended in the mix. rock includes all "metal" & "punk"... "krautrock" & "alternative rock".
...one listen to Diane's kamakaze fun machine;Brian Turner's show; Martha's show or "infinite disortion" and it's obvious that rock is not dead.

yes,the grateful dead died several decades ago...(to some degree when Pigpen died- & certainly DONE after "Blues for Allah")- but "rock" is a broad term.
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:16am b k:

Such a great Dark Star.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:18am Jeff Conklin:

There is plenty of rock music out there for sure. 99.9 percent of it is terrible and not worth my time. But that's just me ;)
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:18am Jeff Conklin:

One of my faves, BK
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:18am P-90:

Hey, it's Dark Star, usually won't hear that on FMU, in the daytime anyway.
Yeah, unfortunately Rock seems pretty dead these days. Whatever one thought of Rock in the eighties, it was certainly still "alive" then. Then it sort of faded away in the nineties. Whatever "Pop" is since then, it's not based on Rock. there may be some great revival at some point, but for now, Rock has sadly sorta run it's course.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:19am Jeff Conklin:

nobody talk during this jam coming up
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:21am coelacanth:

...but this is mind music!
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:23am Jeff Conklin:

All I'm saying is don't send people here to prove rock isn't dead because it won't help yr argument!
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:23am Jeff Conklin:

THIIIIIIIS PAAAAARRRTTTT ARGHHHH
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:30am Eiderdown:

Someone dump a put of coffee on Jeff…he's stuck in SPACE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:30am Eiderdown:

Excuse me, a "Pot" of coffee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:32am coelacanth:

i'm not arguing. i know i'm right. anyone who thinks such things is not paying attention.
"rock" has never been the majority of music; and it still isn't. "doesn't mean it's dead.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:33am Jeff Conklin:

chill, coel. nobody trying to change yr mind!
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:35am P-90:

wowee! That was good.
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:36am b k:

I once saw a list of the 100 best Dark Stars.I hope that one was on the list.(even the less great one's are worth hearing, I think)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:37am coelacanth:

someone at the bar tonight (the first time i've been out drinking in months) played "good lovin'" from the reissue of Bear's Choice....so this show is perfect right now.

...and to you as well,Jeff-my comrade...chill.
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:39am P-90:

@coel: not to be too contrary, but what you hear on Diane, Martha, etc., how much of the good stuff was done in the last 10-15 years? And of the stuff that is recent, how much of it is really fresh and not a rehash?
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:42am Jeff Conklin:

nobody into this Skousen jam??
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:44am P-90:

I would be curious to know if that was on the "100 Best" list. It was killer, that's how they sounded on a good night. At their best they could improvise an accelerando like that like no one else.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 4:45am Jeff Conklin:

I think I've heard every publicly available Dark Star. That one is in my top 5.
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:45am P-90:

I give Skousen thumbs up, for whatever it's worth
  Mon. 3/23/15 4:47am b k:

These tracks are a perfect fit with that Dark Star.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:47am coelacanth:

this whole set has been sublime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:53am coelacanth:

P-90 there's lots of good new music. the overwhelming majority would not be considered "rock"...and there's certainly nowhere near the amount of great "rock" music as during the renaissance (60s-70s)....but there's enough fresh sound qualifying to say "rock is not dead".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 4:56am coelacanth:

....what hasn't been rehashed? "heartbreak hotel" was a rehash. "louie louie" was a rehash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:00am Eiderdown:

I'm staying out of this one. But ya know, nothing dies…it just mutates in all sorts of wonderful ways...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:10am Eiderdown:

Okay, it mutates in some pretty awful ways too but hopefully natural selection takes care of those freaks :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:13am Eiderdown:

Digging the Liliental to Toulouse segue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:15am coelacanth:

Eiderdown, it does! the masses are weak and the corporations capitalise on that. the majority of music has always sucked and the ratio has gradually gotten worse.
the thing is - as long as there are people with the sensibilities for this program; and Bryce's show; and Stan's and Chris M.'s and Jesse J.'s (etc)..."rock" cannot die.
- because as people appreciate it music will be borne out of it.
-music made for the passion not for the money or fame.
i know people who make music for this reason.
  Mon. 3/23/15 5:18am Mark:

Thank God we don't live in the mainstream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:19am coelacanth:

aho
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:24am Eiderdown:

I can't get enough Ariel Kalma these days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:30am coelacanth:

that was beautiful! i never heard it before.
  Mon. 3/23/15 5:31am DeadMan:

Rock is dead. Radio is dead. Baking is dead. Marriage is dead. Calligraphy is dead. Chamber music is dead. Classical music is dead. Segways have redefined the world of transportation. TV is dead. Movies are dead. The only true music comes from Japanese avant grade artists screaming into vintage microphones while a dog barks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:33am coelacanth:

(i just believe in me...yoko and me.)
  Mon. 3/23/15 5:33am DeadMan:

Abe Vigoda is alive.
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 5:33am Jeff Conklin:

Im dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:37am coelacanth:

as long as Abe Vigoda,Cecil Taylor,Ornette Coleman and Nelson Mandela are still...
oh,shit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:40am Eiderdown:

As a DJ, I second your distaste of clear vinyl as well, my friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:43am Eiderdown:

Gotta go to bed, ugh. Goodnight all and great set tonight Jeff!!
  Mon. 3/23/15 5:43am fxo:

morning, Jeff. You made it through the marathon! I'm a St. Stephen fan, myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:46am coelacanth:

as a non-dj i also think clear vinyl is a pain-in-the-ass!
(and i will now ★ dark ★ as well)

....Thank you Jeff -i'm out
ciao people
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/23/15 5:46am coelacanth:

(ciao Eiderdown)
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 5:47am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Adam
Avatar Mon. 3/23/15 5:56am Jeff Conklin:

hey fxo. i made it!
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