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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 November 27, 2017

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff, Nancy Jennings  Towards the Bending of the Light   Options Yamantaka  Celestial Harmonies  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Becky Ryan  Pirate   Options Becky Ryan  Blossom  0:02:11 (MP3 | )
Richard and Linda Thompson  A Heart Needs a Home   Options Hokey Pokey  Island  0:05:34 (MP3 | )
Doug Firebaugh  Losers   Options Performance One  Sugar Records  0:09:15 (MP3 | )
Itsutsu No Akai Fusen  I Do Not Know Love   Options New Sky  URC  0:12:21 (MP3 | )
Sandy Denny  Late November   Options The North Star Grassman and the Ravens  Island  0:19:45 (MP3 | )
Wooden Wand  One Can Only Love   Options Clipper Ship  Three Lobed Recordings  0:24:35 (MP3 | )
Peter Davison  Forest IV   Options Forest / Mountain  Higher Octave  0:33:11 (MP3 | )
Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs  Untitled   Options Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs  VHF  0:39:08 (MP3 | )
John Fahey  My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs   Options Days Have Gone By (Volume 6)  Takoma  0:48:25 (MP3 | )
 
Hill Andon  Samui Natsu   Options Page One  Branco Label  1:04:30 (MP3 | )
Saltcreek  Tears   Options I  United Sound  1:08:59 (MP3 | )
Crystal Syphon  Winter Is Cold   Options Family Evil  Roaratorio  1:14:00 (MP3 | )
Harvester  Everybody (Needs Somebody To Love)   Options Hemåt  Decibel  1:21:07 (MP3 | )
Grateful Dead  He Was a Friend of Mine >   Options Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 6/8/69  Bootsville  1:28:25 (MP3 | )
Grateful Dead  China Cat Sunflower >   Options Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 6/8/69  Bootsville  1:40:15 (MP3 | )
Grateful Dead  New Potato Caboose   Options Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 6/8/69  Bootsville  1:45:06 (MP3 | )
 
Sixth Station  Before the Snowfall   Options Deep Night  Numero  2:04:00 (MP3 | )
Amon Düül  Snow Your Thurst Sun Your Open Mouth   Options Paradieswärts Düül  Ohr  2:09:57 (MP3 | )
Sandy Bull   Electric Blend I   Options Still Valentine's Day 1969: Live at the Matrix, San Francisco  Water  2:19:57 (MP3 | )
Junior Kimbrough  Lonesome In My Home   Options First Recordings  Big Legal Mess  2:31:27 (MP3 | )
Moths  Phantasmagoria In Two   Options Moths  Guerssen  2:34:30 (MP3 | )
Lambert & Nuttycombe  Time   Options At Home  A&M  2:39:25 (MP3 | )
Scott Key  This Forest and the Sea   Options This Forest and the Sea  Lion  2:42:01 (MP3 | )
Dick Gaughan  The Snows They Melt the Soonest   Options Handful of Earth  Topic  2:55:03 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 11/27/17 12:06am sberger:

Morning Jeff...That Becky Ryan is scarce. Loved the cut.
  Mon. 11/27/17 12:09am saucerful:

Great version of "A Heart Needs a Home"! Love the harp...
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 12:11am Aitch:

Mellow fellow tonight JC, what's up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 11/27/17 12:11am sberger:

Rare lp night...
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 12:19am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I remember when I was a kid my grandparents had a Charles Schulz Peanuts book called Happiness Is A Sad Song, and I was like "that doesn't make sense", but now it does.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 12:24am Aitch:

Eurodisco Jeff, always brings an ironic smile
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 12:27am Aitch:

www.youtube.com...
  Mon. 11/27/17 12:30am sarahinflorida:

happy noise :)
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 12:44am Number Six:

Good Evening, Jeff & All! Enjoying this evenings selections.
  Mon. 11/27/17 12:52am Hippie Jesus:

Tonight, I’m thankful for this first hour!
  Mon. 11/27/17 12:56am MONEYBAG$:

Imagine supplying John Fahey's needs
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:05am saucerful:

You are impatient Jeff! I'm in the middle of writing a question...Is the version of "A Heart Needs a Home" that's on Hokey Pokey the first version of that song?
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 11/27/17 1:06am yippie:

i saw acid mothers temple on mothers day; they wrecked the place
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:10am Jeff Conklin:

@saucerful: I believe so
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:11am saucerful:

Interrrrestingggg...
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:12am zenkoan:

Hi Jeff--lurking but loving it as always. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are doing well tonight.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:12am Eric Hat:

I high on believing.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:12am Jeff Conklin:

Just gearing up for a cold, cold, cold winter
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:15am zenkoan:

Thought I detected a bit of a blue note in your voice before...perhaps you are speaking metaphorically about the cold x 3 winter approaching
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:16am zenkoan:

Oh--I get it now
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:20am saucerful:

The winter chill is perfect for hybernating, drinking tea, reading, listening to music, cooking at home, etc. (whether you're coupled up or not).
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:22am DARCEY LEONARD:

It's warm in LA.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:23am Jeff Conklin:

I'm talking about the real cold and the existential one.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:23am Jeff Conklin:

If/when WFMU opens up shop in LA, I'll gladly move. This is all that keeps me in new york
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:25am Agent Peter:

or new jersey, presumably...
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:30am zenkoan:

Have you spent much time in LA, Jeff? I have ( as well as in NYC) and, though the LA weather in winter may beat NY's, a soulful, introspective fellow like yourself might find LA pretty lacking in that department (apologies to above poster in LA, but still)
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:31am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

I predict...warm East Coast winter.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:32am Jeff Conklin:

I've spent maybe a month total in Los Angeles. It's appeal to me is the closeness of the ocean and the mountains. As a "city", well, it seems to have what one requires of such a construct.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:35am zenkoan:

Would be a great spot without all the superficial/habitually insincere people and absurd traffic.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:36am kyle landstra:

wow never heard this track by the dead before. love it.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:36am Jeff Conklin:

I still have a little daydreaming left in me but the reality is ill most likely die cold and miserable in NYC
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:36am saucerful:

Zenkoan, don't believe the bad hype about LA.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:37am kyle landstra:

ahh cover. makes sense.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:37am Jeff Conklin:

@kyle: Not played after 1969, and not much when it was in rotation.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:38am zenkoan:

I know it's not applicable to everyone there, saucerful, but in my experience there's more than a grain of truth underlying the stereotype, unfortunately
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:38am rw:

Hello! Not everybody in Los Angeles is superficial and insincere, but the traffic IS absurd and I think that does keep people from connecting because it's so difficult to get around.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:39am DARCEY LEONARD:

Agreed. LA ain't so bad and when it is you sit in the sunshine and don't care. I lived here before and it's a great time here right now. Why do you think al those Cali jams are so laid back?
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:39am zenkoan:

Besides, I'm willing to bet that Mr. Conklin fully realizes that contentment, or its absence, is far more a function of state of mind than state of residence.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:40am saucerful:

Amen
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:41am Jeff Conklin:

Yes. I've been discontent long enough where I am, might as well see what discontent is somewhere else.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:41am zenkoan:

China Rider on the way? Or just China? Love it either way!!
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:42am rw:

Jeff, if you're ever in LA I'll buy you a taco.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:44am zenkoan:

I hope a small bit of the discontent is ameliorated by the knowledge that your carefully curated shows generate contentment for many every single week.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:46am saucerful:

Yeah, feeling contented right now. That was a smoking hot guitar lead on China Cat. I'm imagining I'm at the Fillmore West in '69.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:47am saucerful:

Think how high everyone in California is going to be after Jan 1st. LOL
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:49am Jeff Conklin:

@zen: It is
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:49am saucerful:

Marijuana becomes legalized in California Jan. 1st for those not aware.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:51am Jeff Conklin:

That's not a selling point for me
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:51am saucerful:

hahahah
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:52am rw:

Saucerful, my daughter's in Boulder where marijuana is legal. She sent a text yesterday that said, "Lots of parents who are in town for the holidays are getting their Colorado weed on. It's an interesting scene." Accompanied by a photo she stole of a stoned looking soccer-type mom holding a frappuccino.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:52am saucerful:

That's hilarious!
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:54am saucerful:

Jeff, just goes to show being a head is also a state of mind...
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 1:55am Jeff Conklin:

Absolutley
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:59am rw:

I've got to put my head in a state of sleep for a few hours. Thanks Mr. Conklin! Good night kids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 11/27/17 2:00am Andrew Waterloo:

Canada has to wait until summer
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:02am saucerful:

Jeff "bummer" Conklin
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:05am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

It is interesting how sad songs are cool to listen to even if you aren't sad....
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:07am zenkoan:

And if you are sad (and isn't every adult, on some level, a mixture of sad and other states, having lived life for some time?), those songs are very cathartic and ultimately healing
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:12am Jeff Conklin:

Yeah i mean sad songs always sounded good to me. they just sound GREAT lately.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:12am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

yep!
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:16am zenkoan:

I'm a very nocturnal person myself (obviously, since I listen to this show every week!), but I try to adjust my schedule a little when the days get shorter so I can get more sunlight, which supports my mood. Also use one of those 10,000 lux lamps in my house to compensate for less sun exposure.
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:30am Mark R:

Diggin' this spacey "Electric Blend," man.
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:40am saucerful:

The only thing we can be certain of is change.
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:47am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

...or for things to be the same for a while..
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:47am AdamFromOldeKenzo:

ha ha not really.
  Mon. 11/27/17 2:48am saucerful:

:-)
Avatar Mon. 11/27/17 2:56am Jeff Conklin:

Be well, everyone, see you next time.
  Mon. 11/27/17 1:51pm JD sr:

Beautiful stuff Jeff, till next time.
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