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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 December 14, 2015

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
The Velvet Underground  White Light / White Heat   Options The Complete Matrix Tapes  Universal  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Intersystems  Fog Room   Options Intersystems  Alga Marghen  0:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Ashra  Lotus Parts I-IV   Options Blackouts  Virgin  0:16:14 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Child  The Chief   Options Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 1  Editions Mego  0:32:37 (Pop‑up)
Planetary Peace  Mountain Horns   Options Synthesis  Planetary Peace  0:39:58 (Pop‑up)
Embryo  Radio Marrakesch/Orient Express   Options Steig Aus  Brain  0:47:09 (Pop‑up)
Masahiko Sato  Take It Easy   Options Belladonna  Finders Keepers  0:56:23 (Pop‑up)
Lake Mary  Whatever The Light Touched Became Dowered A Fantastical Existence   Options And The Birds Sing In Chorus Firs  Eilean  1:10:52 (Pop‑up)
Sabbatical  Hills and Fences at Dawn   Options Sundown  Love All Day  1:23:36 (Pop‑up)
Haku  Na'u, Ke Kukuna O Ka La   Options Na'u, Ke Kukuna O Ka La  Em  1:29:57 (Pop‑up)
Hiragi Fukuda  Breeze   Options Seacide  Trouble In Mind  1:34:26 (Pop‑up)
Wilburn Burchette  Transformation   Options Opens The Seven Gates Of Transcendental Consciousness  Fifth Dimension  1:46:37 (Pop‑up)
K. Leimer  Go Slowly All The Way Round The Outside   Options Recordings 1977-80  Vinyl On Demand  1:50:59 (Pop‑up)
John Steins / Scott Sheerin  Ice Crystals   Options Midnight Light  River Town Records  2:05:46 (Pop‑up)
Michael Gulezian  Golgotha   Options Unspoken Intentions  Takoma  2:12:25 (Pop‑up)
Leah Senior  Fisherman's Daughter   Options Summer's On the Ground  Self-Released  2:16:52 (Pop‑up)
John James  Daughter of the Wind   Options John James  Transatlantic  2:20:54 (Pop‑up)
Dick Gaughan  Banks of Green Willow   Options Kist O' Gold  Trailer  2:24:29 (Pop‑up)
Haberman  La afinación del pelícano   Options Estudios  Self-Released  2:31:26 (Pop‑up)
Alan Licht  Currents   Options Currents  VDSQ  2:38:15 (Pop‑up)
Jay Bolotin  It's All In That   Options Jay Bolotin  Commonwealth United  2:46:41 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan (with Joan Baez)  Wild Mountain Thyme   Options The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12: Collector’s Edition  Columbia  2:54:53 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03am pacific standard simon:

My new favorite version of "White Light / White Heat".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Is the Xmas music over??...
Yeah love this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04am pacific standard simon:

Just imagine a Deadhead wandering into The Matrix and hearing this...
  3:05am Ajay:

Good morning outta Amsterdam. Some hot VU jams off the matrix tapes is a great way to start a working week. Looking forward to the rest of the show Jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a song about mixing acid & speed, I was led to believe...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08am pacific standard simon:

Could be. Or mixing Sterling Morrison with Lou Reed.
Avatar 3:08am Jeff Conklin:

Morning all. You're in a safe, Holiday Music-less harbor for the next few hours....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09am joeray:

Morning Jeff and WFMU listeners. Anyone care to offer a quick review/opinion
of "The Complete Matrix Tapes"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10am pacific standard simon:

I think you're listening to it, joeray.
Avatar 3:11am Jeff Conklin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13am joeray:

@Jeff Conklin: That's what I wanted to hear...Yes!
Avatar 3:14am Jeff Conklin:

I'll also say this: I never buy CDs.

I bought the CDs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am pacific standard simon:

The only appropriate Christmas thing for The Avant Ghetto:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am joeray:

Thanks, Jeff! I'll be heading to Amazon very soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22am weirdwolf:

Greetings from Alaska. The trippy vibes sound lovely...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28am pacific standard simon:

How many hours of daylight in Alaska these days?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30am weirdwolf:

In Anchorage it's about 6 hours, I would say. Sun rises around 10:30am. I'm so looking forward to winter solstice...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31am weirdwolf:

Where are you listening from Simon?
Avatar 3:32am Jeff Conklin:

I lived in Anchorage for a summer. Best time of my life. Well, one of them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am Ken From Hyde Park:

About thirty years ago, I visited relatives in Eagle River, north of Anchorage. They said that near the equinoxes, they'd gain or lose an hour of daylight a week, which I found amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37am pacific standard simon:

@weirdwolf - A few miles west of Seattle, WA. Days are shorter here, but not that short.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38am weirdwolf:

Jeff, AK is pretty great, but I prefer summer solstice. Summer here is pure heaven...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40am pacific standard simon:

"I love the night. The day is OK, and the sun can be fun, but I live to see those rays slip away."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41am weirdwolf:

Ken we are lose 5 minutes of daylight a day. But soon we'll start gaining 5 minutes a day. Can't wait. This music feels fitting for our snowy, dark days...
  3:45am Listener142985:

This is beautiful. Not your usual horn textures. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46am pacific standard simon:

Sounds like bagpipes and sitars!
  3:49am Listener142985:

Yeah, drone and wail simultaneously. Chilling and thrilling, if one may say.
Avatar 3:50am Jeff Conklin:

  3:52am Listener142985:

Thanks, Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53am pacific standard simon:

Facinating story, Jeff.
Avatar 3:53am Eiderdown:

Good morning all...long time no hear Jeff. It's nice to be back in real time...
Avatar 3:55am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Adam. Glad to have you back in the van...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56am weirdwolf:

Embryo, nice! I have that Reise lp set, which I love...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58am pacific standard simon:

Wow, Dick Van Dyke turned 90 yesterday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am pacific standard simon:

Do the elderly FMU DJs pat you on the head, Jeff?
Avatar 4:10am coelacanth:

hello jeff and ghetto children
Avatar 4:12am Jeff Conklin:

@simon: ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15am pacific standard simon:

Only 37. I have cassette tapes older than that. Irwin probably hs airchecks older than me.
Avatar 4:15am coelacanth:

i ☆ed that white light white heat even though i didn't hear it because -"long"?...i always wished it was much longer.
......now i just need to hear a much longer rendition of "we're gonna have a real good time together"...preferably live, with some balls, like the patti smith versions.
Avatar 4:18am coelacanth:

what's only 37? my life as a non-virgin? i knew that.
Avatar 4:20am Jeff Conklin:

Well, I'm pretty tall and I doubt I'm the youngest one here....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24am pacific standard simon:

I guess it amazes me, sometimes, how so many of the DJs at "the free-form station of the nation" are my age or older -- and by that, I mean 'nearing retirement'.
Avatar 4:29am coelacanth:

it's a good thing simon. i don't think i've ever met anyone who's under 35 now who doesn't like abominable shit music- even if they also like really good music. (& even if they like wfmu)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29am Wynford Eagle:

'tis a dull oppressive kinda morning on the jurassic coast of the UK...keepin it locked to wfmu helps me through...thanks jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35am pacific standard simon:

It has its ups and downs, coel -- I've put on some classic swing or r'n'b music at work and got a very positive reaction. But the Velvet Underground? Not so much.
Avatar 4:37am Eiderdown:

Oh man, this Hiragi Fukuda is soooooo good. Damn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40am pacific standard simon:

In case anybody is sitting on the fence about this: Yes, The Man In The High Castle IS a series that is worth watching.
Avatar 4:42am Jeff Conklin:

I've met many people under 35 who have, in my opinion, exquisite taste in music. I also live in a failry large metropolitan area
Avatar 4:48am coelacanth:

i live in a semi-permeable bubble simon. velvet underground gets played at college parties here sometimes.
-also things like Trane and even Anthony Braxton.
...but at some point,inevitably, some mindless rap (or "hiphop",or "modern r&b" comes on...it's all [c]rap...) takes over.
  4:48am Listener142985:

Want to hear Hirogi vs. Vini Reilly at a tequileria--soon.
  4:50am Listener142985:

Hirogi. Bad typing finger.
Avatar 4:55am pierre:

absolutely wonderful music ! Merci Jeff C.
And bonjour !
Avatar 5:00am coelacanth:

simon, i too have gotten very positive reactions playing solid old rnb, or rocksteady reggae in the pub; or actual punkrock (as opposed to what passes as punkrock today)...but when the people who got on the dance floor for that go up to the jukebox, they- with rare exception- play shit.
...and if they don't play shit? it's still always "commercial" hits.
  5:19am Listener142985:

Wow, some extended rant about the tin ears of the young. Seriously? Can just hear echoes of parents saying similar things since Elvis. Give the kids a break, they will be adjusting your feeding tube one day. My 20 year old daughter has far more sophisticated taste in music than I did at her age.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31am listener monica:

good morning and thank you for easing us into this day with music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34am listener monica:

i was in anchorage for summer solstice one year. i wandered out of a bar at 11 pm and it was still light out. i even photographed a moose at 1 AM with no flash! everyone around me had a scrip for ambien, tho.
Avatar 5:38am Jeff Conklin:

My pleasure, Monica...
Avatar 5:43am coelacanth:

-985 - either your daughter's an exception and has nothing to do with the blatant truth about the overwhelming majority or you were terribly unsophisticated at 20.
...and rock and roll (& elvis) were shunned by adults for far different reasons than the reasons why commercial music sucks now. there's little similarity between the 2 situations.
...there's nothing to "give them a break" about. i'm just stating it.
  5:50am Eric Hat:

Good Morning guys. Good soundtrack for the predawn snow falling here. Thank you.
Avatar 5:51am Eiderdown:

Ah, snow. That sounds amazing...
Avatar 5:56am Eiderdown:

Great show Jeff. Thanks for the beautiful sounds
Avatar 5:56am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Adam. And thanks to everyone for checking in. Have a great day/week
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