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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 August 31, 2015

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Mickey Hart and Friends  Young Man   Options Rolling Thunder  Relix  0:00:00 ()
60,000,000 Buffalo  Maid of Constant Sorrow   Options Nevada Jukebox  ATCO  0:03:02 ()
Karen Dalton  Something on Your Mind   Options In My Own Time  Light in the Attic  0:06:36 ()
Nadia Reid  Call the Days   Options Listen to Formations, Look for the Signs  Scissor Tail  0:09:50 ()
Marisa Anderson  House Carpenter/See That My Grave Is Kept Clean   Options Tashi Dorji / Marisa Anderson  Footfalls Records  0:13:32 ()
Tyler Higgins  Like Swimming   Options Lonely and Blue  Scissor Tail  0:17:49 ()
Alain Markusfeld  Le Son Tombé Du Ciel   Options Le Son Tombé Du Ciel  Barclay  0:21:20 ()
J.D. Brennan + Gold Fever  Oh Lazy Days   Options Guitar Slinger  Scyne  0:30:57 ()
Peter Nolan  Backwater Blues   Options Easy  Arbitrary Signs  0:36:15 ()
GAM  Verlass Mich Nicht   Options Eiszeit  Dirty Knobby  0:42:44 ()
Abner Malatay  Orwat   Options Fragments From The Semi Structure  Sound of Pig  0:49:29 ()
Saskatoon  Side B   Options Kenosha  Scissor Tail  1:06:15 ()
Colin Blunstone  Caroline Goodbye   Options One Year  Epic  1:24:41 ()
Matthew Barlow  Hōfu   Options Of Waves  Rainbow Pyramid  1:27:56 ()
Siloah  Aluminum Wind   Options Siloah  Amber Soundroom  1:40:05 ()
Arica  Untitled   Options Music in the Nine Rings  Poodle  1:54:37 ()
Michael Chapman  Ehud   Options Fish  Tompkins Square  2:09:04 ()
Lum Guffin  Railroad Blues   Options Lum Guffin  Sutro Park/Mississippi  2:15:34 ()
Jessie Lee Vortis  Miss Maybelle   Options Troubled Waters  Mississippi Records  2:18:52 ()
John Renbourn  Faro Annie   Options Faro Annie  Reprise  2:23:22 ()
Joan Shelley  No More Shelter   Options Over and Even  No Quarter  2:26:50 ()
Shide & Acorn  Girl of the Cosmos   Options Dust on the Nettles: A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72  Grapefruit  2:31:37 ()
John Hulbert  Sunrise   Options Opus III  Tompkins Square  2:37:02 ()
Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green  Summer Brings the Sunshine   Options Summer Brings the Sunshine  Jimmy Carter  2:40:44 ()
Hot Tuna  New Song (For the Morning)   Options Hot Tuna  RCA  2:45:17 ()
Tashi Dorji  Karma Lata   Options Tashi Dorji / Marisa Anderson  Footfalls Records  2:53:56 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:09am pacific standard simon:

Hey Jeff, this track is another cool surprise. Where do you find 'em?
  Mon. 8/31/15 3:17am Bob:

Great show so far! thanks
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:18am Jeff Conklin:

Good morning, fellas.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:19am Jeff Conklin:

Are you talking about 60 Million Buffalo, Simon? That one a friend turned me on to recently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:21am pacific standard simon:

Yes. That was nice. I wish I had friends like that. Oh, wait, I do! At WFMU.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:23am Jeff Conklin:

I'm also a record collector, Simon. I come across a lot of stuff that way...
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:31am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

dang, this is a sick jam!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:32am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Adam. Yes, Markusfeld rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:33am pacific standard simon:

I used to be a cheap-ass record collector -- mostly thrift shops -- but I took the lazy man's way out and pledged allegiance to digital. Last time I moved, 2/3 of my records went to KUSF-in-exile. I don't even have a turntable these days, but I wish I did.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:36am Jeff Conklin:

I don't ever buy anything expensive. If I do, I trade. I like finding cheap, good records...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:39am pacific standard simon:

Amen.

This J.D. Brennan + Gold Fever thing is pretty amazing, too -- it's as if Elvis took an entirely different path in life.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:43am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I don't know if this link will work on here, even though it is very appropriate. pbs.twimg.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:44am pacific standard simon:

Maybe an alternate universe where Elvis never had the nerve to sing in public, but made private recordings for himself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:45am pacific standard simon:

I groove, you groove, he, she, it grooves. We groove.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:50am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

NEVER STOP GROOVIN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:52am pacific standard simon:

Jeff Conklin is a human grooverator.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:53am Jeff Conklin:

I take breaks from grooving though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:54am pacific standard simon:

So I see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 3:56am datura:

oh hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 3:57am pacific standard simon:

Hmm.. James Brown has never been played on this program...
  Mon. 8/31/15 3:57am Carly:

This track is amazing!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 3:58am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

it's a banger
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:01am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

this backing track is very good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:01am pacific standard simon:

There's a psychedelic prehistoric fish on the line.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:06am pacific standard simon:

Station ID time!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:07am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

what are you a cop simon? CHECK IT OUT WE GOT A NARC HANGING OUT HERE EVERYONE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:08am coelacanth:

is that okay?
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:08am Jeff Conklin:

Hey Datura and Carly. Stop being a NARC , Simon
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:09am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

NOBODY TALK ABOUT HOW STONED YOU ARE! Ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:10am pacific standard simon:

Yep, I took a break from watching Adam-12 re-runs to listen to this show. I was getting too wasted to follow the storylines.
  Mon. 8/31/15 4:10am turner:

evening jeff, just bluesin down here. fascinating mix so far- stoked on all this scissortail. psyched to jam the rest tomorrow. goodnite!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:11am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for checking in, Turner. Sleep well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:13am datura:

i'd like to represent datura this morning.
i'm reminiscing to when i got kicked out of the community gardens for having datura in my plot.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:14am Jeff Conklin:

Now that I think about it, "grooving" was a big term among Kesey and the Pranksters, wasn't it? Used like "going with it". So, in that case, I'm always grooving...
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:14am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

that's how I interpret it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:15am coelacanth:

"groovin'" & "groovy" are underappreciated terms these days....they really do express.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:15am pacific standard simon:

Brother! I got kicked out of the community gardens for having my dog in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:16am coelacanth:

huh...garden nazis.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:16am Jeff Conklin:

I use "groovy" as a response to something I find dumb or disappointing...usually only in text form..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:18am coelacanth:

- but some music just Grooooves!
...it is groovy!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:18am pierre:

Bonjour Jeff and FMUpeeps
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:19am pacific standard simon:

I'm old enough to use "groovy" sincerely and non-ironically. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:21am datura:

(i use it sincerely and non-ironically)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:23am pacific standard simon:

Also retain the word "bitchen" as a term of approval for anything post-beat but pre-hippy.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:24am Jeff Conklin:

The cello on this song is playing in a way that reminds me of some old pop song but i cant think of what at the moment
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:25am Jeff Conklin:

And..hello, pierre!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:26am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

oh yeah I did not discover that cartoon, it came up on my facebook feed cause Chaz from Bananafish zine posted it on Matt Valentine's wall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:27am coelacanth:

it reminds me of no pussyfooting.

olá pierre
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:27am pacific standard simon:

Sorry, got nothing. Reminds me of Eno ambience and Josef Hayden.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:30am pacific standard simon:

WTF, is there still a Bananafish? I have copies of that zine from twenty-something years ago.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:31am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

no it ended in the early aughts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:32am coelacanth:

bananafish?
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:34am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

it was a classic weirdo music zine from back in the day, which was very important to me when I was young so I namedrop it like it is a common thing everyone knows about, ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:35am pacific standard simon:

The WWW was the death-knell of the paper zine. Sad but true. I'm sure you can still find some, but it was obvious even 20 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:36am coelacanth:

hmmm. my scope was apparently woefully inadequate.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:37am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

yeah, I guess Byron Coley's got one now called Bull Tongue Review which is supposed to be good, I haven't checked it yet though.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:38am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

coelacanth, everyone can't know about everything though! There's lots of zines I wish I'd got the chance to check out!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:40am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

oh wait, I forgot we're on the internet. I mean, You haven't heard never read Bananafish, POSER?? What, too busy reading Tiger Beat? Haw haw haw!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:43am Jeff Conklin:

I only know OF those zines. Never read them. I came of age with the blog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:43am coelacanth:

Thank you. i'll get back to my Bop now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:44am pacific standard simon:

Science fiction zines preceded music zines; if you want to look at what's happened to them (plus some digital re-publications of old stuff) there's this link:

efanzines.com
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:45am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

hell yeah, thanks simon! I love stuff like that!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:45am Jeff Conklin:

I was thinking about it today: I really never read any kind of music criticism at all anymore. Besides the abundance of poor writing, it's so easy to hear everything know and form my own opinion fairly quickly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:46am pacific standard simon:

On the other hand, the full run of SLASH is online as a pdf. It wasn't a zine, it was a real magazine, but it had that feel. I don't have a link handy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:48am coelacanth:

i thought about starting one...i mean, any asshole can say shit about music!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:48am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

Yeah Jeff, me too! Though actually your email dispatches I do consider to be great music writing, and would probably be over 50% of the music writing I read a month, volume-wise
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:49am pacific standard simon:

I think you've got it right, Jeff. Interpretation, except by the truly inspired, is far less useful these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:49am coelacanth:

really,though- that bananafish looks like it would've given me some validation much MUCH sooner.
...i wish i'd known.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:50am Jeff Conklin:

I assume you mean WFMU's emails, Adam
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:51am pacific standard simon:

I like the series of 33 & 1/3 books as an idea, but the reality is often smaller than my dreams.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:52am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

oh woops, I got you mixed up with Scott McDowell, Jeff, sorry I am getting SLEEPY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:52am coelacanth:

i know nothing....am i enlightened yet?
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:53am Jeff Conklin:

Funny, I don't get Scott's emails. I should rectify that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:54am pacific standard simon:

@coelacanth - perhaps your wallet is enlightened...
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:54am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

he hasn't written any in a while, I think that's why I got mixed up. And didn't connect that you play way less jazz than he does, ha ha.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:56am Jeff Conklin:

Now to spite you I'll have to do an all jazz show soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:56am pacific standard simon:

Hmm, less jazz, yeah. Seems like Jeff could occupy some middle ground, like Sandy Bull. Great late night music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 4:56am coelacanth:

this is good contemplative music.
excuse me while i find out if it's good teeth-brushing music.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 4:58am Jeff Conklin:

I play what I feel like playing and that's the long and short of it. I'm by no means averse to jazz but there's little new stuff I find interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 4:59am pacific standard simon:

The FMU DJ slots considered as a game of Go.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:00am Jeff Conklin:

It's funny though, most of the radio I listen to at home is jazz programming ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:04am pacific standard simon:

I see that you have played some Sandy Bull on this show.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:05am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I love what Jeff plays, I am not saying he should play more, or less jazz!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:07am Wynford Eagle:

Mornin' all. great show jeff, zoning out to this arica track.....(in a wet and windy west dorset, uk, 10 am)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:09am mintyfresh:

D.O. radio got me covered, when i want jazz.
- i'm very particular about my jazz. most of it's terrible these days, but the occasional bits of it on fmu are welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:09am pacific standard simon:

@AdamFromOldeKenzo - The idea is to introduce the people you know to what you know, so they can choose more than what they would have chosen previously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:10am coelacanth:

greetings Wynford Eagle
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:10am greysquad:

mutant sounds? great, great, blog while it lasted... but you can still get most of that stuff on soulseek.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:12am Jeff Conklin:

I suppose you can still read about the records on MS and then go to SLSK but its not quite the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:13am pacific standard simon:

I have to say that D:O radio does not have me covered, good as it is. There is so much more to jazz that is beautiful.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:13am Jeff Conklin:

D:O is great. WKCR is great. WBGO is great
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:16am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I am 35 so I got into the zine era kind of late, but found Bananafish, Forced Exposure, and Ptolemaic Terrascope back issues in bins for cheap!
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:17am greysquad:

I was "friends" with mutant sounds on SLSK before he started his blog... you are right though that it felt more personal on the blog... but slsk is way better than ex sites like rapidshare, mediafire ect. ect.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:17am Jeff Conklin:

I bought PT actually..
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:17am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

and I'd end up hearing Mutant Sounds blog stuff from other friends because I didn't have a computer then. It does still seem like another, more magical time though, ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:20am coelacanth:

yes,in the grand scheme of things,i know i agree with you simon. right now i'm very focused on other things and destination:out satiates my occasional want for jazz...i listen to the cds and records in my own collection more than i do D.O.
...i'm very Thankful for it though.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:20am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I guess I actually found a stack of PT back issues without the 7"s in a free box at this record store in Minneapolis. Good haul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:22am pacific standard simon:

Used finds are always good. I'm still digging through Jeff's radio station pointers.
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:23am ?:

"D:O is great"
Jeff while I liked the show when it was pure jazz, I FOUND THEIR MIXING of genres now to be confusing and boring - last week they had a desert rock special! I mean there is enough great Jazz - free, modern, Avant, Hard Bop etc to make everyone happy.
Don't see a reason to mix rock in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:25am coelacanth:

(the D.O. premium cd from last year is in high esteem over here too,for what it's worth!)
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:25am Jeff Conklin:

Ah, I like when they shake things up, ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:27am pacific standard simon:

@coelacanth - I got that one too!
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:28am ?:

but to move away from what you are or believe in- to satisfy listener targets etc. is a cop out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:28am pacific standard simon:

Sounds like Harvey Mandel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:30am pacific standard simon:

@? - No one is set in stone.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:30am Jeff Conklin:

There's no way D:O does anything to satisfy anybody but themselves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:30am coelacanth:

'dug that Jessie Lee Vortis. 'never heard it before.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:31am Jeff Conklin:

And like it or not, we do what we want here. You can ride along or tune out ;)
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:31am ?:

plus there is now quickie magic hour show that Jeff Gorlick is doing on a Monday - sort a funky pop thing - yes WFmU is freeform but why paly the same stuff as everyone else!
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:33am ?:

If you remember the D:O blog of old - fiercely Avant Jazz, all the links to great Jazz sites. No rock, no pop!
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:35am Jeff Conklin:

People's tastes change/expand. I have no problem with that. When you do radio for a long time, it's bound to happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:37am coelacanth:

hmmm.
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:38am ?:

I just get the impression that they don't like it when no one comments during a 30 minute Ornette set, or a Vandermark 5 record, William Parker etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/31/15 5:39am coelacanth:

Jeff,i ought to get to sleep before i have to get up.
Thank you!
ciao people, and others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:41am pacific standard simon:

And aside from what Jeff C. has said, D:O is the product of two different minds, both named "Jeff". The Magic Hour is Jeff Golick alone.

@? - I think your impressions are dead wrong.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:42am Jeff Conklin:

I think that's a real reach, ?.

Goodnight, Coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:44am pacific standard simon:

Thank the lard that I am on Pacific time. It is only 2:45 here.
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:45am ?:

Jeff - you are more destination out than they presently are!
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:46am ?:

its 10.45am here in Manchester UK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:48am pacific standard simon:

Ooh, Hot Tuna.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:49am Jeff Conklin:

@> - I'm in and out
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:49am pacific standard simon:

I'm pretty proud to be able to identify Will Scarlett's harp playing that quickly.
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:51am ?:

ONE MAN GATHERS WHAT ANOTHER MAN SPILLS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 5:57am pacific standard simon:

I like you in this slot, but make yourself comfortable.
  Mon. 8/31/15 5:57am bnrsstlfr:

Thanks Jeff.
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:58am Jeff Conklin:

honest to God, this slot is a killer for me. it takes me at least 90 minutes to get here. if its my only option, ill tough it out for as long as it takes though ;)
Avatar Mon. 8/31/15 5:59am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, bnrsstlfr
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 8/31/15 6:01am pacific standard simon:

I'll track you down if you go elsewhere. My work schedule is weird.
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