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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         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
citizen electrical  6:21   Options archive spinoffs  gertrude tapes  2018  LP  0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
ian william craig  interstice   Options         0:17:52 (Pop‑up)
garrett list  your own self II   Options         0:21:10 (Pop‑up)
free agents  b2   Options         0:28:05 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  friends of mine   Options         0:36:27 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  moving away from the pulsebeat   Options         0:38:51 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  pulse beat   Options         0:43:49 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  love is lies   Options         0:49:19 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  nothing left   Options         0:52:39 (Pop‑up)
buzzcocks  esp   Options         0:56:28 (Pop‑up)
manuel troller  2   Options         1:03:44 (Pop‑up)
jack rose  now that i'm a man full grown   Options         1:08:11 (Pop‑up)
philip glass  dressed like an egg part 4 and 6   Options         1:18:20 (Pop‑up)
oren ambarchi & jim o'rourke  hence (2nd half of side 2)   Options         1:24:06 (Pop‑up)
john kuhlman  in this light   Options   cold blue  1984  LP  1:33:05 (Pop‑up)
takao  water music   Options stealth  em  2018  LP  1:38:21 (Pop‑up)
richard davis  i still love you baby   Options         1:45:58 (Pop‑up)
bobby hutcherson  shirl   Options         1:51:56 (Pop‑up)
colman  sails unfurled   Options     1986/2018  LP  1:56:54 (Pop‑up)
the john sims group  think about it   Options         2:00:12 (Pop‑up)
rattle  disco   Options sequence  upset the rhythm  2018  LP  2:07:04 (Pop‑up)
ray buttigieg  phase ll   Options         2:16:39 (Pop‑up)
hiro kone  side a   Options   dais  2018    2:23:35 (Pop‑up)
foodman  tokai desu   Options         2:31:30 (Pop‑up)
tomasz bednarczyk  sunday   Options         2:35:07 (Pop‑up)
gabi  breath   Options empty me  double double whammy  2018  CD  2:38:07 (Pop‑up)
virginia astley  a summer long since passed   Options         2:40:49 (Pop‑up)
ixna  galleo   Options knotpop  concentric circles  1981/2018  LP  2:45:34 (Pop‑up)
garrett list            2:49:55 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02am John Allen:

wake up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Morning JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am adampsyche:

waaaaaaake upppp
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

Dream dream dream ...
Avatar 9:06am Diezel Tea:

JA I don't think I noticed, but this is your intro track each show, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am steveo:

Good morning. Trying to wake up. Wearing two pairs of socks in case one of them gets knocked off.
Avatar 9:09am John Allen:

yeh DT, this is the official opening theme to each weeks show. the regulars here will now share their thoughts with us on Wake Up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Ken From Hyde Park:

It's kind of the fruitcake of opening theme songs. You find different stuff inside it each time and some people don't like it at all, yet it's endearing to others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am George of Troy:

Good morning, John
Avatar 9:14am Diezel Tea:

I usually miss it because I'm usually leaving work around now and listen once I get home. But today is a very special day, for all of us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am mb:

Good morning WFMU'ers. Was hoping to be up and get "Suzy'd" this morn. Hi DJ JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am MD:

Good Morning Fellow Travellers...FIne and wintery...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Mick:

Good morning one and all. i'm awake, i'm awake!
Avatar 9:18am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Faithful listener for a thousand years, yet I've never made it in time for the Wake Up ritual. Why (why why) are i sleeping?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am The Oscar:

On a side note: What movie theater will allow teenagers who fall asleep during a movie to remain there until 4AM?
Avatar 9:23am ranjit:

"your own self II" feels oddly like "In C"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

I see the 2014 JA T-shirt is available in limited sizes: www.wfmu.store...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am rsj:

that's genius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am steveo:

kids can still "fall asleep" in the basement watching movies. geese are rarely cooked, however
  9:32am Polyus:

Cheers John. I wonder how they got microphones down to the bottom of that well they recorded the drums in?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am MD:

Yeah! it hit home this morning when my wife played a buzzcocls song on her computer! TO YOUNG!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am The Oscar:

Back when I worked in the music department of a Major Chain Bookstore (circa mid-2000s) I would always try to push Singles Going Steady on parents buying Green Day for their kids. They'd invariably pass, and it took a while for it to dawn on me that they might have been scared off by the title of the first track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am MD:

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  9:47am cluebucket:

sigh :'-{ glad to be listening, sad for the Pete circumstances...
Avatar 9:49am jayjay in MTL:

Good morning everybody! Weird coincidence, I checked the wikipedia entry for Homosapiens yesterday as I was trying to remember what computer was pictured on the cover (It's a PET by the way) and heard the sad news only this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Davis:

yes yes.. good buzzcocks choices... fantastic band..
  10:01am SeanG:

always loved this tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Davis:

yes yes- side 2 definitely
Avatar 10:05am Wild Neil||Peace All:

In the movie 24 hour party people (or was it Dig!) The Buzzcocks booked the Sex Pistols to play in Manchester in 1976 or 7, early early on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am mb:

Loving all the Jack Rose being played this week on the FMU. Glad to see he is not forgotten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am steveo:

glad i wore those extra socks
Avatar 10:22am Wild Neil||Peace All:

Wanna go xc skiing with my 8 year old (ok, we go down the sled hill on xc skis, his idea!) but I gotta install a new 2 handled Moen shower. Wish me luck, hope its a "no sweat" plumbing deal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am steveo:

fix the shower when it's dark
Avatar 10:33am John Allen:

...so no one can learn yer tricks
  10:33am tak:

hey cool first half was playing this morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Crudbringer:

I'm "Waving" at you! Because _WAVES_!
  10:47am Tom Dothro:

Nice to see the visage of my old friend Klaus N.!
Avatar 10:48am Chris from DC:

Hoping someone will spin some of that Pete Shelley electronic record, Sky Yen.
Avatar 10:51am Monica:

Now you're talkin'!
Avatar 10:52am John Allen:

mo, no woman was hurt in that song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am tim from champaign:

Hi everyone!
Avatar 10:54am Monica:

i like this new quiet storm direction you're talking, john.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am tim from champaign:

@Monica - I meant to write this when you filled in for Sheila last week. I have a fond memory of one of your Sunday evening fill ins from a couple years ago. My daughter was under a year old and we were listen in while I making dinner. My daughter was beginning to respond to music and she was really getting down with the jams you were spinning.
Avatar 10:58am Monica:

very cool, tim. thx so much for sharing that. do you work for U of I? love the group champaign from champaign,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Doobois:

I haven't been here long, but I don't think I've seen the phrase "quiet storm" mentioned here, at Chez JA, before. #keepingitlocked
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am karlward:

Avatar 11:02am John Allen:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am karlward:

Please tell me this means that Young Americans era David Bowie is still alive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am rsj:

Oh that Sax! JA version of heavy metal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Doobois:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am karlward:

When does Iggy Pop come in on this track?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am tim from champaign:

Monica - I used to work at the main library at the U of I. In July we moved outside of Tacoma WA for another library job where I select and deliver items to homebound patrons. The record store in Champaign that I'd help out at had a wall sized poster of the band Champaign. Rumor had it that the singer still lived in Champaign. Also, a maintenance guy in the building was a driver for Brother Jack McDuff and George Benson in the 60s. He had great stories!
Avatar 11:06am John Allen:

Soooo many records issued as an incomplete statement because iggy pop couldn't show up shirtless and whisper cameo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am karlward:

Painful to admit, but true. But there was that time that Iggy Pop and Lou Reed switched places for a couple albums and no one noticed. At least we have that.
Avatar 11:12am Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Karlward-could you unpack that a bit? Switching places? Huh? You mean metaphorically or actually?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am karlward:

I heard about it from JA, you'll have to ask him for details. The one thing I know is that I was not speaking metaphorically.
Avatar 11:16am Monica:

JA has a rarely revealed smooth jazz side to him that few of us are privy to. Go ahead, ask him about Dave Koz, Mindy Abair, Grover Washington discographies. @tim, industry macher irving azoff also from that area. from danville, went to UI. where he met and started managing dan fogelberg.
  11:23am Andy the painter:

i always liked the smooth jazz they played on the weather channel, in the morning on the motel/hotel tv when i was traveling a lot for work. (90’s) it was very soothing. do they still still do that?
don’t have cable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Ike:

Some of these people probably remember hearing that JA phase, @Monica. He played that stuff on the air regularly for a while and I believe I roasted him for it in the comments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am The Oscar:

I had an Uber driver a couple of months ago who put on a Dave Koz CD, then spent the entire drive expounding on how great Dave Koz is, and how this was the only CD he ever played for passengers, and how it never failed to bring people together. The icing on the cake was the thirty seconds or so before he put on the CD, during which he was absolutely listening to "The Real Slim Shady."
Avatar 11:30am John Allen:

yes Ike, you had a good laugh for yourself that day, but it was a small fire easily doused
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Ike:

A certain other FMU DJ figured JA had Record Collectors' Disease and ran out of other things to collect so he was reduced to collecting smooth jazz. Other theories are welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am steveo:

whenever john plays something I don't like, I figure it's just because I have bad taste and listen extra carefully
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am steveo:

same as any dj, really. got to run. thanks for the show.
Avatar 11:38am John Allen:

bye steveo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm steveo:

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