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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
neil rolnick  wake up   Options ex machina  innova  2016  CD  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
JAS  st helens (excerpt)   Options volcano  wtd records  1985  LP  0:11:59 (Pop‑up)
karl berger and friends  guitar vibes   Options around  black saint  1991  LP  0:19:27 (Pop‑up)
arian shafiee  makes me sick   Options a scarlet fail  vdsq  2018  LP  0:25:52 (Pop‑up)
beast (koen holtkamp)  boketto   Options ens  thrill jockey  2018  LP  0:34:11 (Pop‑up)
david ackles  such a woman   Options five & dime  columbia  1973  LP  0:37:11 (Pop‑up)
ned collette  the optimist   Options old chestnut  feeding tube  2018  LP  0:41:08 (Pop‑up)
manuel troller  hologram   Options vanishing points  three:four records  2018  LP  0:46:22 (Pop‑up)
the stallion  crowd control   Options the dark side of the wall  in the red  2017  LP  0:52:56 (Pop‑up)
mick farren  mona (the whole trip)   Options mona the carnivorous circus  transatlantic  1970  LP  0:55:46 (Pop‑up)
bob seger and the last heard  east side story (vocal)   Options heavy music: the complete cameo recordings 1966-1967  abcko  2018  CD  1:02:52 (Pop‑up)
sunwatchers and eugene chadbourne  this aint no picnic   Options 3 characters  amish records  2018  LP  1:04:51 (Pop‑up)
television  knockin on heaven's door   Options the blow up  roir  1982/2001  LP  1:08:06 (Pop‑up)
owls are not  lovefood   Options radio tree  owls are not  2018  CD  1:21:29 (Pop‑up)
karya  muž ze skla   Options   smiling c  1991/2018  12"  1:25:46 (Pop‑up)
ac marias  just talk   Options one of our girls (has gone missing)  mute  1989  LP  1:29:36 (Pop‑up)
carola baer  on top of the mountain   Options the story of valerie  concentric circles  1990?/2018  LP  1:35:11 (Pop‑up)
cindy lee  who you want i'll be   Options model express  w 25th / superior viaduct  2018  LP  1:41:33 (Pop‑up)
erica pomerance  to leonard from hospital   Options you used to think  esp  1968  LP  1:44:39 (Pop‑up)
gabi  !!!!   empty me  double double whammy  2018  CD  1:49:52 (Pop‑up)
aviva endean  distant song: afar   Options cinder : ember : ashes  sofa  2018  CD  1:51:13 (Pop‑up)
annette peacock  sincereless   Options i have no feelings  iconic  1986  LP  1:55:21 (Pop‑up)
anne guthrie virginia overton francois bonnet  which pond   Options sculpture gardens  future audio graphics  2018  LP  1:58:32 (Pop‑up)
eric copeland  electric mud   Options trogg modal vol. 1  dfa  2018  LP  2:05:55 (Pop‑up)
l hurdle / ricotti  dissolves   Options unusual sounds  anthology recordings  2018  LP  2:11:13 (Pop‑up)
tatira  unimpeded fall   Options unimpeded fall    2018  CD  2:15:55 (Pop‑up)
zuli  in your head / vulnerbody   Options terminal  uiq  2018  LP  2:17:58 (Pop‑up)
david sylvain  maria   Options secrets of the beehive    1987  LP  2:23:22 (Pop‑up)
bohren & der club of gore  bei rosarotem licht   Options piano nights  ipecac  2014  CD  2:26:40 (Pop‑up)
catherine christer hennix  A   Options   blank forms  2018  LP  2:33:02 (Pop‑up)
milford            2:41:40 (Pop‑up)
senyawa  kehendak   Options   sublime frequencies  2018  CD  2:55:58 (Pop‑up)
lauri mcnamara  heart gave out   Options   feeding tube  2018  LP  2:58:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am karlward:

You know it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am George of Troy:

Hey JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am steveo:

good morning. not going to say anything dumb this week.
Avatar 9:10am John Allen:

'morning all!
  9:11am karen eliot:

Good morning! Headphones work.
Avatar 9:14am Chris from DC:

Headphones failed. Office door closed. Proceed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am The Oscar:

I work in an open office. If my headphones ever died, I'd have to call in sick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

Little Suzie is going to be sleeping into December at this rate.
Avatar 9:17am Chris from DC:

@Oscar, yeah I could totally see that.
Avatar 9:19am northguineahills:

I always have back-up hedfons and redundancies at my work station so there are multiple ways to plug in (usually, I use my phone).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am TheLoneliestMonk:

@NGH ever invest in a halfway decent bluetooth speaker?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Aaron Working In Newark:

Digging this vibe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Linda Lee:

beautiful set so far Mr. Allen. thank you
Avatar 9:27am northguineahills:

@TheLoneliesMonk: I usually use Bluetooth headphones, but occasionally, the battery dies. I have a private office, but my boss comes in and out frequently.
  9:27am karen eliot:

favorite headphones? i’m not an audiophile snob and not very knowledgeable. i like my bottom of the line sennheiser- bluetooth. rugged and hold a good charge.
  9:29am karen eliot:

Sound great too!
Avatar 9:30am Chris from DC:

Rugged is my main requirement right now. I'm tired of them crapping out after a few months. I may try sennheiser.
  9:30am Alan:

Karen, I just bought $99 Senneheiser Bluetooth and $85 Trenlab bluetooth headphones
  9:31am Alan:

Hopefully those will be good. I like both brands.
  9:32am Alan:

I also have $30 TrebLab in ear headphones. I like the brand. Reliable and holds a good charge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am steveo:

subtle piece
  9:35am karen eliot:

@alan nice! which ones sound better? had the audio technica Bluetooth.they broke 3x in the first year. sounded a bit better but made poorly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am TheLoneliestMonk:

@NGH i don't like giving money to amazon, but due to the huge variance in audio quality of most podcasts, i bought one of those small Anker speakers, mostly because of the reported battery life. was pleasantly surprised by the quality of sound
Avatar 9:43am Chris from DC:

Symphonized sound great for the price but just don't hold up over time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am TheLoneliestMonk:

@NGH oh, and it's def small enough to stash in your desk in a hurry!
Avatar 9:46am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 9:52am Rev. Turnip Druid:

headphones? eegad. Last time I shopped around, couldn't stand how everything seemed to be either too flat or too artificially bass-y.

Best compromise seemed to be the Bowers & Wilkins ones found at apple stores; cloth pads = comfortable as well. Not cheap, but it's a medical/mental necessity..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am adampsyche:

hey i thought of this show when i saw this: twitter.com...
Avatar 9:53am Rev. Turnip Druid:

& in-ear options are never an option.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am adampsyche:

Steve Reich: "oh hey a musical idea"

Steve Reich's brain:
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am TomDash:

Ahh yes...The Stallion with my morning coffee. Thanks John!
  9:56am Andy (DC):

This is why I like WFMU ... a song suddenly crops up that you never heard ... and it's great. Can someone tell me about "The Stallion"?
Avatar 9:57am Chris from DC:

  9:58am blanken:

The Stallion: was that a cover of some song from The Wall. Was it "The Newbridge Wall"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am TomDash:

Hey Andy (DC) - The Stallion is Ben Wallers and one other member of UK band Country Teasers - they did a triple LP version of Pink Floyd's The Wall last year that is quite an achievement to say the least...Dark Side Of The Wall. Brings back sense memories of the original carpeted all over the radio back in the day...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am steveo:

But in the town it was well known
When they got home at night, their fat and
Psychopathic wives would thrash them
Within inches of their lives
Avatar 10:06am Chris from DC:

Good choice of cover, peak Minutemen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am karlward:

I loved this Minutemen cover from the third second.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am adampsyche:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am steveo:

i loved it from before i knew it was a minuteman cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Rob (Jerzcity):

loved it with d.boon yelling all over the place, but this is pretty grand as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am karlward:

I loved it in 1962.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am TheLoneliestMonk:

never heard television sound like a generic southern rock band. i hope they were REALLY F'd up when they performed this
  10:15am blanken:

i remember this from old tape on ROIR
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am steveo:

  10:18am Andy (DC):

Thank you TomDash!
Avatar 10:25am northguineahills:

The owls are not what they seem.....
  10:31am blanken:

nice. ac marias! i love that whole album.
  10:34am karen eliot:

bowers & wilkins. would bust my earphone budget. the store on 46th has great service and choices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Passaic River Blues:

This is amazing lo-fi lady muezzin gypsy space fuzz.
Avatar 11:00am JakeGould:

Apropos to nothing, but does any DJ on WFMU play Christmas reggae? Thank you in advance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am steveo:

found a sarge set wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am steveo:

& maybe some others googling [wfmu playlist christmas reggae]
Avatar 11:06am coelacanth∅:

i'd be surprised if Jeff Sarge doesn't play xmas songs every year.
...you could search for individual albums -like "taxi christmas" etc
Avatar 11:06am coelacanth∅:

hey John & others
  11:09am karen eliot:

saw annette in 2013. part of an exhibit. have a great time.
Avatar 11:14am Rev. Turnip Druid:

bowers & wilkins definitely not cheap. had to do battle with many internal $$ demons for that, & had to conclude that as many hours a week as I use 'phones, it's almost like a medical necessity.
Avatar 11:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Also: shocking how bad many other ones (that are just as expensive) are, in sound quality. ... The whole market is saturated with wretched dog poo, sadly.
Avatar 11:19am coelacanth∅:

oh i sure don't like wretched dog poo. i'm not even sure i like regular dog poo that much.
Avatar 11:20am Chris from DC:

My problem is that they don't last that long. It's almost not worth paying more for sound quality when they give out after a short time. I guess I'd pay more for something I know is built like a tank at this point.
Avatar 11:24am coelacanth∅:

my ancient koss still sound good, after 40 years. not great, but as phones are unjustifiably expensive now they sound good enough. i mostly listen via large (also old) loudspeakers anyway.
Avatar 11:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

totally dig, CfDC. These 'phones at least have a removable/replaceable cable .. & that's the thing that fails most often; so I've ordered a couple spares. Living without 'phones is a human-rights violation. Power to the people.
Avatar 11:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: too many meetings today. Missing everything. Punching self repeatedly.... innaface...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Booz:

floating, TURBULENCE, floating, floating. . .
  11:34am karen eliot:

@ Druid I agree. Mine are a bit tinny. So much crap out there! have a safe and crap free weekend everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am ɛɨk:

Lovely sounds! Also, there was a jackass on the PATH train playing his music out loud today. I'm never sure whether or not to say something. Then we're kinda both jackasses. Fortunately someone else spoke up first, and then of course I just confused the hell out of the guy who spoke up when he didn't understand what I said when I tried to back him up. Jackass chaos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am ɛɨk:

What I mean is: Headphones, headphones, headphones! Maybe even have a backup pair on ya!
  11:42am karen eliot:

let me leave you with Christmas tree eyebrows. https://www.boredpanda.com/christmas-tree-eyebrows-taytay_xx/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
Avatar 11:43am coelacanth∅:

i rarely listen to (my own source) music in public. i have music in my head. but i can't imagine enjoying music coming out of a little funkbox or whatever - even if it's a good one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am rsj:

lots of that on bikes thanks to bluetooth speakers, usually accompanied and overshadowed by a hairy plumber backside
  11:49am Mike tp:

I like Milford N Ed Blackwell a lot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Booz:

I gotta find a way to see Full Mantis. Thanks for the clip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm steveo:

thank you, john; you are a treasure
  12:03pm John Allen:

bye everybody!!
Avatar 12:05pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks John Allen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Bjarne:

thank you and bye bye
  12:12pm Question mark:

what's this last track?
  12:19pm Question mark:

wfmu is stuck in a german sci-fi limbo
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