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Options April 13, 2015

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Bob Dylan  Tell Me Momma   Options The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert  Columbia  0:00:00 ()
The Band  Don't Do It   Options Rock Of Ages  Capitol  0:04:50 ()
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  Helpless   Options CSNY 1974  Rhino  0:08:58 ()
Crystal Syphon  Tell Her For Me   Options Elephant Ball  Roaratorio  0:13:45 ()
Meg Baird  Counterfeiters   Options Don't Weigh Down the Light  Drag City  0:17:04 ()
Jim Ghedi  Sweet Life to Give Away   Options Home Is Where I Exist, Now to Live & Die  Cambrian Records  0:19:59 ()
ZNR  La Pointe De Tes Seins Est Comme Un Pétale De Pavot   Options Barricade 3  ReR Megacorp  0:24:18 ()
Hobo Cubes  Subtle Sleep/Escape   Options Apex Ideals  Debacle  0:33:23 ()
Richard Youngs  Garden of Stones 5   Options No Fans Compendium  VHF  0:43:42 ()
Daniel Bachman  Won't You Cross Over to That Other Shore   Options River  Three Lobed Recordings  0:52:15 ()
Steve Gunn  Shadow Bros.   Options Live at WFMU, 4/6/15    1:14:44 ()
Steve Gunn  Waterwheel   Options Live at WFMU, 4/6/15    1:21:10 ()
Steve Gunn  Street Keeper   Options Live at WFMU, 4/6/15    1:26:53 ()
Steve Gunn  Way Out Weather   Options Live at WFMU, 4/6/15    1:29:49 ()
Steve Gunn  Lurker   Options Live at WFMU, 4/6/15    1:34:24 ()
Grateful Dead  Eyes of the World   Options 1974-08-06, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ  GD  1:42:35 ()
18:e Oktober  Atmosfär   Options Hybris  Neuköln Records ‎  2:01:32 ()
Kyle Fosburgh  Big Star Falling   Options One Night    2:12:01 ()
Leo Kottke  Circle 'Round the Sun   Options Circle 'Round the Sun  Symposium  2:15:11 ()
John Roman Jackson  Mary's Garden   Options John Roman Jackson  Oak Records  2:18:12 ()
Bill Nelson  Sad Feelings   Options Northern Dream  Smile Records  2:21:30 ()
Philip Lewin  Watercolours   Options Am I Really Here All Alone?  Gargoyle  2:25:46 ()
Rio Alden, Jon Newlin and Jim McCarthy  My Lord Sun   Options Spring Rain: Acoustic Meditation Music  Meta-World  2:29:17 ()
Sarah Louise  Late Summer Seed Collection   Options Field Guide  Scissor Tail  2:32:04 ()
Blops  Vertigo   Options Blops  Shadoks  2:40:41 ()
Tim Buckley  Strange Feelin'   Options Happy/Sad  Elektra  2:52:52 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/13/15 3:22am rw:

Mr. Conklin! I'm up unusually late tonight. Nice to hear (at least the first part of) your show in real time!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 3:23am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, rw! Live Steve Gunn set coming up shortly
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:27am rw:

K. I'll stay up a little longer... So when you do a show like this is it better to stay up all night or get a short nap in beforehand? I ask because I had this time slot at my college radio station and it was always a dilemma. It always took me the entire week to recover too.
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:30am P-90:

Good Morning, DJ Jeff.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 3:31am Jeff Conklin:

I'll let you know when I figure it out, man....
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:35am rw:


Speaking of The Band, this week I got to photograph a small pile of rock and roll memorabilia. Working on a photo of Robbie Robertson's guitar now. (I think it's his. It's a bronze colored Strat with a black pick guard and maple neck.)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 3:36am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, P-90. That's cool, rw!!
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:37am rw:

Yeah, it's pretty odd/cool looking. Later this week I think I get to photograph Janice's pink boa!
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:38am P-90:

rw: Sounds like RR's unique Strat, he actually had the body dipped in bronze like they used to do with baby shoes and other memorabilia. Is the middle pickup (sausage-shaped gizmo under the strings) posittioned all the way back, next to the other one that's by the bridge? If so it's the one he played at The Last Waltz show, etc.
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:40am rw:

P-90 That's it.
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:46am rw:

They also have a Jerry Garcia with an inlaid wolf. Unfortunately I didn't get to photo that one because they already had an image. I did get to shoot a smashed Hendrix sunburst Strat though!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 3:47am Jeff Conklin:

Touch Jer's guitar for me , please.
Avatar Mon. 4/13/15 3:49am pierre:

Bonjour Jeff and Avant listeners !
  Mon. 4/13/15 3:50am rw:

Ha! Will do. I'm hoping they'll like my photos better than the existing one and let me photograph that one too! It's pretty darned cool!

P-90 That's pretty interesting about the bronze dipping.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 3:53am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Pierre
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 4:06am Jeff Conklin:

hopefully everybody is mesmerized by this new Bachman tune
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:10am tomas:

the kid is amazing
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:10am P-90:

@DJ Jeff: Yes, "mesmerized". I've always been a big fan of this kind of 12-string stuff. blame it all on that fucking armadillo, you know the one...
@ rw: are you saying the "pile of memorabilia" includes the ORIGINAL "Wolf" guitar? That sold at auction for somewhere north of a quarter million bucks. Is this a private collection?
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:19am P-90:

OK, a news report from the year of the auction (2002) says it went for $700,000!
Jerry didn't play it for that long, but it was essentially his first "custom" guitar, so it's historically very significant. The story about the "wolf" was that it was a popular sticker that you get by mail order from ads that ran in every comic book for years. Jerry stuck it on the guitar, then later returned the guitar to the builder for refinements. When it came back, it took him a while to notice that the sticker had been painstakingly duplicated in inlaid wood by Doug Irwin, the builder...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/13/15 4:22am Aitch:

Yo JC, nice to be on live. Been doing you on delay (don't tell Devon)
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:23am rw:

JC, Mesmerized.

P-90, It's for a museum show at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles honoring or associated with Bill Graham which opens relatively soon. I don't know who's loaning the guitar but that's the one. That's a great story too!
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:28am P-90:

So the 'pile' is on loan from several different private collections, the Garcia and Last Waltz connections to Graham are key. Do you have an Instagram or other site where you post your stuff?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 4:28am Jeff Conklin:

I want to see that exhibition, read about it. I'll be out that way in June, hope its still going on
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:35am rw:

P-90 I don't have an instagram. I'd post them for you but I'm not sure if they're wanting to keep them secret for now. They're for Rolling Stone. Deadline is Friday so they'll probably be up soon.

JC I think it opens mid May. Should be up through June at least. I've seen bits and pieces in the basement. I think you'll like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/13/15 4:35am Aitch:

And lovely sweet set.
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:37am rw:

Okay, Photos are done. I'm out. Will catch the remainder on the archive. Good night all!
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:39am rw:

And thank you Jeff Conklin! Always enjoy your shows (but rarely as they unfold)!!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 4:39am Jeff Conklin:

thanks for hanging, rw
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/13/15 4:44am Aitch:

Funny thing here is you,re on at news time. We're 14hrs + so todays sun just went down. I already know what happened today. Shame all those thing that happen latter for you, that Zombie Apocalypse is a bitch. Jeff didn't know about the………………...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 4:45am Jeff Conklin:

I don't know what yr on about, Aitch, but thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/13/15 4:46am Aitch:

Me neither, great to have you live, missed it. I put it down to herbal remedies. Smooches. AA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/13/15 4:48am Aitch:

And loving this Dead stuff. Even when you were doing Bring Out Your Dead I used to listen, but have none on my machine. Keep educating JC, I like it.
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:52am rb:

Go Phil!
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:54am Mark:

I think it's great that you play the Dead even though sometimes the haters come out in droves. I'm generally pro-Dead--saw them twice, wasn't blown away either time, but didn't think they sucked, either. But I loved the risks they took and the possibility that on any given night, you might see one of the greatest shows in history. I'll take that over a "professional" band churning through the same set list, night after night, any time.
  Mon. 4/13/15 4:56am Mark:

Recently picked up "Dick's Picks. Vol. 9" recorded at the University of Montana, 5/14/74. This Roosevelt Stadium must have been a "Wall of Sound" show, too, right?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 4:57am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Mark. I never saw them. Yes, Wall of Sound made its debut in May of '74 I believe.
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:00am rb:

This is off Dick's Picks 31 I believe
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 5:01am Jeff Conklin:

It is on there, rb, but this is a matrix off the Live Music Archive. Sounds better to me...
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:16am Mark:

I'm amazed and impressed when you guys get artists like Steve Gunn to come in and do live sets at weird times like 3 in the morning. Yesterday, Nate had a band called The Connections in, rocking out at 8 am on a Sunday morning!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 5:18am Jeff Conklin:

That set was recorded in the cold light of day, Mark
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:41am P-90:

Lovely, I don't recall hearing Sarah Louise before. A find.
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:51am marc:

Blops is from Chile
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:54am P-90:

Thanks, Jeff.
Avatar Mon. 4/13/15 5:56am monodons:

I've never listened to this show before, it's stellar!
  Mon. 4/13/15 5:57am Mark:

Well, it's still cool all the great artists who appreciate what FMU does enough to give their time and come in and play and provide the station with unique content that nobody else has. And Nate's band yesterday really did come in and jam at 8 in the morning on a Sunday! @monodone, you done did it now--you're hooked for life!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 4/13/15 5:57am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, monodons!

Thanks to all of you for spending yr time with me. It's much appreciated. Everybody have a great week!
Avatar Mon. 4/13/15 5:57am fxo:

I love this Tim Buckley record.
Avatar Mon. 4/13/15 5:59am monodons:

No! Is it over? Well I will just have to be here next week then
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