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An underground journey through the history of psychedelic rock, modern music, shimmering noise, free jazz, punk, funk, children's records played at the wrong speed, tape cut-up, static, the composition of decomposition, and subversive spoken word.

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Options December 24, 2017: 2017 3 Hour Rewind

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Artist Track Album Format Approx. start time
  Absolutely Real/Adult Entertainment/Transmission Begins       0:00:00 ()
  Leonard Bernstein on Jazz       0:02:03 ()
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  Lead the Way   Options Book Of Sound    0:03:02 ()
Umeko Ando  Iuta Upopo   Options   7"  0:04:11 ()
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society  Sideways Fall   Options Simultonality    0:09:38 ()
Matt Christensen  Norland   Options Nah-Trayn    0:21:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern    0:28:36 ()
Alvarious B  Zion the Rocket Ship   Options With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven    0:33:49 ()
Bill Orcutt  Ol Man River   Options Bill Orcutt    0:38:08 ()
John Frusciante  Untitled # 21   Options NIandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt    0:42:09 ()
World (of Dreams)  UFO Engine Room/Moon Waltz   Options Who Is Yahdoosh?    0:49:19 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern    0:57:44 ()
Brooklyn Raga Massive  Raga Bihag Alap   Options Terry Riley In C    1:06:01 ()
Kevin Drumm  A   Options The Loop    1:08:30 ()
Hiroshi Yoshimura  Dance PM   Options Music for Nine Post Cards    1:13:56 ()
Carlos Cutaia  Aproxcimacion Dos   Options Orquestra    1:19:32 ()
Annelies Monseré  Are You Going to Leave Me?   Options Debris    1:23:16 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern    1:28:08 ()
Kevin Morby  City Music   Options City Music    1:34:54 ()
Tarawangsawelas  Kacemasan   Options Wanci    1:42:13 ()
Hisato Higuchi  Girl Sister   Options She    1:49:21 ()
Bellows  Bellows #1   Options Strand    1:52:58 ()
C-Schulz  Star   Options Frühe Jahre    1:57:58 ()
Black Merlin  Wave   Options Hipnotik Tradisi    2:04:17 ()
Scattered Purgatory  Dream A Yellow Srghum   Options Sua Hiam Zun    2:10:50 ()
Cru Servers  Incubation On Ram Skins   Options Blubber Tottum    2:19:24 ()
Joni Void  Song Sienne   Options Selfless    2:24:17 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern    2:31:49 ()
Tomaga  ill Fiume Di Ferro   Options Memory In Vivo Exposure    2:33:44 ()
Missing Organs   To The Headland   Options Old Speakers    2:38:15 ()
Demonstration Synthesis/James Benjamin  Pillios   Options DS 24    2:41:13 ()
Gas   Narkopop IV   Options Narkopop    2:43:26 ()
Pauline Anna Storm  Mushroom Trip   Options Trans-Millenia Music    2:52:13 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:06pm TehBadDr:

Can we rewind the last 14 months and try again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:07pm cklequ:

It was either this or the 'all are welcome' Christmas eve service at the Presbyterian church a few blocks away. Pretty sure i made the right choice.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:07pm TehBadDr:

That's a no brainer!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:10pm Jherweg:

Hey everyone ! Merry X-Mas!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:13pm Number Six:

Season 's Growlings, Mr. Herweg & All!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:15pm Number Six:

@TehBadDr: Personally I think we should rewind the last 2 million years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 5:17pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Jonathan and obscured listeners
Happy Krampmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:20pm Fuzzy:

Blurry Christmas everybody!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:20pm Jherweg:

What’s everyone want for Xmas?
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:26pm Number Six:

A lift from the 1st flying saucer off of this rock (as long as they're not Vogons).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 5:27pm coelacanth∅:

unlimited resources
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:27pm JakeGould:

@Jherweg: I want a valid explanation for why that four breasted manatee thing that Luke casually milked was in “The Last Jedi.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:30pm cklequ:

I'd settle for a good broccoli calzone.
  Sun. 12/24/17 5:31pm upstate sean:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 5:32pm coelacanth∅:

cklequ, yes -or that.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:35pm Number Six:

@JakeGould: I'd like to know how they talked Mark Hamill into actually filming that scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Santa, I want a rocket ship.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:38pm JakeGould:

@NumberSix: Why? It’s not like that guy has a career outside of this stuff. He’s getting paid.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:40pm Number Six:

Actually, he does a ton of voice acting for animation (best Joker ever) & video games.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:41pm JakeGould:

@NumberSix: I was actually going to write “Please don’t mention that ‘Joker’ voice work he did because nobody cares…” Of all of the actors to come out of the original “Star Wars” he was/is the worst. And for an actor, a film career means more than voices in video games or an animated film.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:42pm JakeGould:

It would have been great though if he milked that thing, looked at Rey’s face in disgust and then stared at the ground and simply said, “My life!”
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:44pm JakeGould:

Also, I hope that Finn learns how to kiss by the time the next film comes out. I’m Little Rascals shorts with more passionate kissing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:44pm adampsyche:

alien milking explained twitter.com...
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:46pm Number Six:

You're being too hard on him. I've met him and he's actually pretty cool. I don't think he gives a shit about being an actor. He's more interested in his family than Hollywood.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:46pm JakeGould:

@AdamPysche: Ha! www.instagram.com...
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:49pm JakeGould:

@NumberSix: Well… 20+ years ago I worked for a dot-com and Mark Hamill had some weird cable show and he wanted to profile us. We were excited, said yes and then his people came back to us and said we could be featured if we paid their production company $500 or $600… So we said no since that was slimy and sad.

You know that episode of the Simpsons where Mark Hamill shows up at a science fiction convention? Pretty accurate. I liked Star Wars but I don’t hero worship.

Also… That 4 breasted thing he milked.
  Sun. 12/24/17 5:51pm sufferwords:

Frisky on the air- i was there for this- that scene was a mess - we survived
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:52pm cklequ:

Am I the only one in the room who never made it past the fourth Star Wars movie?
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:54pm JakeGould:

@cklequ: You mean the first one from 1977 or the 4th movie that was the prequel from 1997?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 5:56pm cklequ:

I mean chronologically.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 5:58pm Number Six:

@JakeGould: What can I say, everybody has different experiences with people. Going to sci-fi cons is my job and I get to meet a lot of these actors. Some are cool, some are dicks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 6:09pm adampsyche:

I just shoved a half pound of fondue and steak in my face do I haaave to eat these vegetables?
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:13pm Number Six:

Yes! And you must wash them down with freshly squeezed green milk!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:15pm JakeGould:

And then turn to one nearest you you love, close your lips tightly and just push your heads together as if a kiss were a barely competent headbutting attempt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 6:17pm adampsyche:

hahaha you gotta admit that juice was a good callback to episode 4 and that nasty shake that aunt Beru (sp) was serving when Luke was all whiny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 6:19pm cklequ:

I have a feeling that jokes are going over my head right now.
Much like an aeroplane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 6:23pm adampsyche:

wait I want a calzone now thanks @cklequ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 6:24pm cklequ:

It's tough to find a decent calzone at 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve.
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:33pm Tommy in Neversink:

I'm like you. I don't do anything for x mas....I don't buy gifts and I don't want people buying me things I don't want and I just like walking around the city...like you
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:33pm Tommy in Neversink:

I like the music
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:38pm rw:

Hey man, good to hear the Blur on Xmas eve! Thanks for filling in! Enjoying the calmness. It’s keeping me from screaming right now! Hey everyone!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:38pm Number Six:

If you really wanted to freak your rens, just ask them how come Santa also spells Satan.
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:40pm rw:

Okay, I’ve been doing a little screaming, but nothing too serious yet.
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:41pm hmmm:

This sounds like a rip-off of Orange Juice ripping off Velvet Underground ;-)
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:42pm Jherweg:

Glad to hear you' all are surviving !
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:42pm Jherweg:

I came from a secular family so they wouldnt have cared
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:42pm hmmm:

with a little rip off of Chris Forsyth ripping off Television haha
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:43pm hmmm:

Sorry to interrupt your conversation...couldn't resist
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 6:50pm coelacanth∅:

this is quite nice
  Sun. 12/24/17 6:55pm rw:

What I want for Xmas is to hang out with my kids for a few days, which is happening so I’m good.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 6:58pm Jherweg:

Good glad to hear it RW!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:00pm JakeGould:

The soul-crushingness of the holiday season has passed for me because I am secular, and Jewish… But the buildup to Christmas this year has been fine since I didn’t have deal with patronizing folks who would ask me if I at least have a “Christmas tree” because even if I am Jewish, it’s still an American thing.

Yup, I’ve had that horsecrap shoved down my throat for decades. Even worse when I was kid since I came from an immigrant family and every schmuck—even kids—hears that and decides they will passive aggressively tell you how to be a “real” American.

I guess nowadays most people don’t feel like telling people how they should properly behave.

Anyway, happy you are filling in!
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:04pm wittsend:

what a piece of work is man...
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:07pm TehBadDr:

So bubbly, so nice!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:09pm dale:

nice sounds - happy holiday kids.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:09pm dale:

...whatever holiday you want to make it.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:13pm Number Six:

Jonathan, your musical choices for tonight are greatly appreciated. One, because I seriously dig this kind of stuff. And two, because it's such a relief from all of the Happy,Happy, Joy, Joy crap that's forced into your head everywhere you go this time of year.
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:13pm mary:

Love this show.
Was just talking about Gallo before you mentioned him. Prob hearing Fusciante...
Buffalo 66 - a first feature as beautiful as Polanski's Knife in the Water. And other cinephiliac vibrations.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:19pm Jherweg:

Thanks Mary, I was hoping this show wouldn't be so full of bummer music that it pushed people over the edge. I meant it to have the opposite effect.
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:28pm rw:

It’s having the desired effect here.
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:30pm SheWolf:

I like all of this very much.
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:31pm SeanG:

always dug this bed music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 7:33pm Dominick:

hitting the spot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/24/17 7:34pm coelacanth∅:

time to get going. you risk your life out there when santa's on the road.
Thanks Jh have a Happy Everything...everyone.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 12/24/17 7:41pm khd:

catching the tail end of the show and digging it, thx
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:46pm SeanG:

Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:46pm JakeGould:

Oh, the show is good!
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:48pm david_:

listen, the snow is falling
Avatar Sun. 12/24/17 7:57pm david_:

Thanks Jonathan for filling in
  Sun. 12/24/17 7:57pm SeanG:

thanks JH great show
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