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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 February 15, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
John Fahey & His Orchestra  Jaya Shiva Shankarah   Options Old Fashioned Love  Takoma  0:00:00 ()
Furry Lewis  I'm Going to Brownsville   Options Shake 'Em on Down  Fantasy  0:05:18 ()
Levitt & McClure  Living in the Country   Options Living In The Country  Warner Bros.-Seven Arts  0:08:12 ()
Agitation Free   Laila, Pts 1 & 2   Options 2nd  Amber Soundroom  0:11:22 ()
Shanti  Shanti   Options Shanti  Atlantic  0:19:01 ()
Robbie Basho  Pasha   Options Portrait of Basho As A Young Dragoon  Grass Tops  0:34:05 ()
Mighty Baby  A Jug of Love   Options Slipstreams: In Rehearsal, Summer 1971  Flashback  0:46:57 ()
Grateful Dead  Friend of the Devil   Options 9/3/77, Englishtown, New Jersey  Bootsville  0:53:33 ()
Lightdreams  Atmospheric Dreams   Options Islands in Space  Got Kinda Lost  1:08:55 ()
Amon Düül II  Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge   Options Wolf City  UA  1:20:29 ()
Master Wilburn Burchette  Contemplation   Options Music Of The Godhead For Supernatural Meditation  Burchette Brothers  1:25:44 ()
Ken Moore & Stuart Rosenzweig  Our Own Universe   Options Tape Recordings 1976-1981  VOD  1:31:21 ()
Sovetskaya Gone  Last Seconds Before Dawn   Options Graveyards Of The Atlantic  Dial Square Tapes  1:43:17 ()
Roedelius  Wanderung   Options Flieg Vogel Fliege  Sky  1:52:05 ()
Gimmer Nicholson  Red and White Light Ship   Options Christopher Idylls  Lucky Seven  2:10:17 ()
Dennis Taylor  Bicycle Town   Options Dayspring  Grass Tops  2:20:35 ()
Johnny Young   Magnolia Blues   Options II  Voyager Golden Records  2:23:51 ()
Vince Martin & Fred Neil  I Know You Rider   Options Tear Down the Walls  Elektra  2:27:32 ()
Dave Evans  On the Run   Options Elephantasia  Village Thing  2:31:00 ()
The Black Canyon Gang  Lonesome City   Options Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music  Numero Group  2:34:35 ()
Carl Hakansson  Requiem For An Oglala Sioux   Options Candles Glow  Riverman  2:38:37 ()
Matthews' Southern Comfort  Once Upon A Lifetime   Options Matthews' Southern Comfort  UNI  2:42:20 ()
Sandy Harless  California Bound   Options Songs  Lantern Light  2:47:08 ()
Rebirth  I Shall Be Released   Options Into the Light  Rebirth  2:50:52 ()
Fraser & DeBolt  I Threw It All Away   Options This Song Was Borne  Roaratorio  2:57:51 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:07am pacific standard simon:

Sure wish I could put this on speakers, medium loud. Hi Jeff.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:10am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Simon. Why can't you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:12am pacific standard simon:

Sleeping roommates.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:12am mauri:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:13am Ike:

Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:15am coelacanth:

greetings Jeff and others
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:15am Nasty Les:

Good morning, Jeff and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:15am pacific standard simon:

A fair amount of the time when I'm at work, I'm alone, or nearly so. It's a gas to put on WFMU and crank it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:17am pacific standard simon:

Good morning, gang of the green.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:20am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, everyone! Must be a holiday tomorrow or something....
  Mon. 2/15/16 3:22am thisisbenl:

morning, jeff! not sure why i'm off work tomorrow, but i am.

anyway, how long until you get the fmu drive-time slot??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:23am pacific standard simon:

When I was a kid, we got one day off school for Lincoln, and one day for Washington. Then they combined them into one day and stuck 'em in the middle. Now they give kids a whole week off and call it "winter break" -- in Washington, anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:25am pacific standard simon:

Must be a nightmare for working parents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:28am Alejandroool:

great sounds tonight Jeff, have to go Zzz now tho - nite all, take 'er easy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:30am pacific standard simon:

@thisisbenl - This day and time slot for Jeff's show works really well for me, and the music sounds perfect for this time of night (midnight to 3, PST). But it WOULD be nice to get Jeff a bigger audience.
  Mon. 2/15/16 3:31am John in Texas:

Good morning - Monday is Presidents Day!

Banks are closed and there is no postal service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:33am pacific standard simon:

It's too bad this record wasn't on the Shanti label.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:34am coelacanth:

'night 'droool.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:35am Jeff Conklin:

You know, in many ways this slot is a bummer but I'm very pleased at the amount of times my archive gets it the week following the broadcast. Don't know if I'd ever want to be here during the day, maybe just a wee bit earlier in the evening ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:39am pacific standard simon:

From Wikipedia: "Basho died unexpectedly at the age of 45 due to a freak accident during a visit to his chiropractor, where an "intentional whiplash" experiment caused blood vessels in his neck to rupture, leading to a fatal stroke." Another good reason to avoid chiropractors like the plague. 30 years ago on 2/28.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:42am Jeff Conklin:

According to the Fahey book, Basho was a wild hypochondriac
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:43am coelacanth:

it would be pretty shortsighted to have good shows consistently moved from the overnight slots, and a disservice to many people; but i can appreciate that it may not work well with the circadian rhythms of many djs.
...you could approach it as i think Stan does - as an early start to the day. (at least his programming suggests that, unfortunately for me.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:44am pacific standard simon:

I could definitely see this show happening in the 9 - Midnight slot, if it was on one of my nights off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:45am pacific standard simon:

'Cause it's all about me, don'tcha know...
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:45am coelacanth:

simon, what time does this show start where you are?
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:46am Jeff Conklin:

Coel: I appreciate that but...
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:46am coelacanth:

yeah, i know!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:47am pacific standard simon:

@coelacanth - Midnight. Even if I was working, I'd be off work by now.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:49am coelacanth:

do you listen to any of the 6 am shows? (in other words are you up most of the night, like me?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:52am pacific standard simon:

Nope, I'm usually tapped out by then. Sometimes fall asleep with the headphones on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 3:53am pacific standard simon:

I wonder who was playing steel on that Mighty Baby track...?
  Mon. 2/15/16 3:55am Lunch:

never heard this version
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 3:57am coelacanth:

i remember when a bunch of kids at school were going to this show. it was big news since it was pretty close to home. i was fairly recently into the 'dead, but me going was not an option.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:00am pacific standard simon:

The only time I saw the Dead was a month or two before this, at a Day On The Green in Oakland, CA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:05am pacific standard simon:

The RCA records were the worst. Hold 'em by the edges and they go wobble wobble wobble.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:05am coelacanth:

that's right. that's another reason i didn't go- because i didn't want to waste my time waiting around while my friends got into bands i had no desire to see.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:07am coelacanth:

i didn't know you were stuck on Furry Lewis. i made a reference to him earlier on Gaylord's show. (within a pun. Gaylord liked it!)
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:09am Jeff Conklin:

forgot to mention that Dead show was one of 2 my father caught. He doesnt remember a thing about either one, bless him...
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:10am Jeff Conklin:

@coel: Does Gaylord play Furry?
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:12am coelacanth:

not that i know of, but i don't catch his show that often.
he did play an excellent country blues song though...hmm...
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:12am coelacanth:

Mississippi Fred McDowell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:12am pacific standard simon:

@Jeff - I don't remember either, except that I think The Who was the headliner. Actually, I probably remember some of the Dead New Year's Eve shows on San Francisco radio better.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:13am coelacanth:

...he got the reference though; i'm sure of it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:15am pacific standard simon:

I'm going nuts on the band Spirit, this week.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:18am Jeff Conklin:

I believe McDowell and Furry did some playing together.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:20am coelacanth:

huh- did not know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:21am pacific standard simon:

Probably the last halfway decent Amon Düül II album.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:26am coelacanth:

i'm psyched to get my albums in alphabetical order so i can find them when i want to. i made progress last week. i have 2 spirit albums but i haven't heard them in many years.
...and a Furry Lewis comp as well. i barely remember it.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:28am Jeff Conklin:

My records have been a mess for about 10 years. It takes me a long time to find anything.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:33am coelacanth:

it can.. i had mine in good order until 16 years ago. i had to move in short notice and i'm very grateful for this person that helped me but i don't think it even occurred to him that they might be in order!
then they ended up in storage in 3 different locations. what a mess!
now they're all in my sister's house except 4 cases which are here at home.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:37am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Good day, Mr. Conklin. Really appreciating your presence on air this particular Monday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:37am mauri:

sure sounds like my kind of universe
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:37am Jeff Conklin:

Hello, Wood-Elf. Really appreciate you checking in!
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:38am pierre:

bonjour guys !
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:39am Jeff Conklin:

morning, pierre
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:40am Jeff Conklin:

I have to say, it's a bummer women rarely check in on the comment board.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:41am pacific standard simon:

The last time I moved, 2/3 of my vinyl went to WFMU's sister station in San Fransisco. The cassettes are in cardboard boxes, waiting to be thrown out after I die. The CDs are pretty well organized in a spinning tower, but seldom listened to, unless ripped to mp3s.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:42am coelacanth:

true Jeff. i'd like an explanation!
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:42am coelacanth:

...from somebody.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:44am coelacanth:

i'd use those cassettes!
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:44am Jeff Conklin:

I got nothin, coel
  Mon. 2/15/16 4:45am bluesong:

morning, people.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:47am Jeff Conklin:

hey, bluesong
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:47am pacific standard simon:

I don't give a damn, because the women who are worth knowing don't make a big deal about being women on chat.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:50am coelacanth:

it's time for me to close my eyes. i'll still be receiving.
Thanks Jeff. Excellent as always.
ciao people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:51am pacific standard simon:

The cassettes are entirely from KPFA in Berkeley. Mix tapes, or Subgenius shows, or Over The Edge shows.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:51am Jeff Conklin:

Night, coel.

@Simon: I care because I want this to feel like a welcoming place for everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:54am pacific standard simon:

It IS a welcoming place for everyone. If there are no women here, it's probably because they sleep better at nights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:55am pacific standard simon:

Huh. Roedelius is pretty much Fripp and Eno.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 4:56am Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: Ha! You say that about almost every ambient piece I play ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:57am pacific standard simon:

Or, you know, the ladies could be more into the music with a backbeat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:58am pacific standard simon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 4:59am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning Jeff and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:01am pacific standard simon:

Guido! The sun's up! What's the temperature?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:03am pacific standard simon:

I hear the wind whooshing through the Carpathian Mountains. I never drink...wine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:04am pacific standard simon:

Children of the night... what beautiful music they make...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:08am Guido from Cologne:

sligtly avove 5°C with snowy rain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:09am Guido from Cologne:

original cassette artwork for "Our Own Universe" not beautiful either:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:09am pacific standard simon:

Not bad compared to the east coast of North America.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:11am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Guido.

I'll take that artwork over this block-y shit any day! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 2/15/16 5:13am pacific standard simon:

The original Magma covers were horrible.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:22am pierre:

Beautiful track this bicycle town
  Mon. 2/15/16 5:34am sirian_roo:

Grateful to be back home and the avant ghetto!
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:38am listener monica:

Good morning! Nice to hear this music. I am always up early but I often forget that I have a working radio in my kitchen.
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:40am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, sirian and Monica!
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:45am the Canterbury wood-elf:

I've never checked out this MSC stuff (something about English people singing country music), but it illustrates what a beautiful dimension of sound Iain M brought to Fairport during his brief involvement.
  Mon. 2/15/16 5:47am Liz:

Matthew's Southern Comfort! Played at the first concert i ever attended (with Deep Purple. in my purple velvet hot pants. LOL).
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:50am listener monica:

Great set!.
  Mon. 2/15/16 5:52am Lunch:

thanks for another great show jeff
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:53am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Monica!

Thanks, Lunch
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:54am listener monica:

California dreaming brings comfort from the cold. Better than brandy.
  Mon. 2/15/16 5:55am Mert:

Great set!
  Mon. 2/15/16 5:55am bluesong:

later, people
Avatar Mon. 2/15/16 5:56am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Nice work, Jeff. And good to see the gender balance tipping slightly on the comments board towards the end!
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