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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 January 14, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Harry Waller  Birth   Options 808 Ridge  Gateway  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
FJ McMahon  Sister Brother   Options Spirit of the Golden Juice  Anthology  0:01:42 (Pop‑up)
John Southern  On the Isle of You   Options Exposure  Hoovers  0:05:34 (Pop‑up)
StumpWater  Blind Darkness   Options Motel in Saginaw  Drag City  0:09:55 (Pop‑up)
Niningashi  Rain Rising   Options Heavy Way  No Label  0:13:09 (Pop‑up)
Makoto Kubota  Kawaī omae   Options まちぼうけ ("A Mistake")  Express  0:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Skeptic Union  Night Dancer   Options From the Hills of Arizona  Self-Released  0:23:24 (Pop‑up)
Allan Wachs  Adventures of the Invisible Dog   Options Mountain Roads and City Streets  True Vine  0:29:10 (Pop‑up)
Missouri Rain  I'll Catch Up   Options Got to Have My Music  History  0:32:51 (Pop‑up)
Woodbine  Hold On   Options Roots  Tool Room  0:36:53 (Pop‑up)
Chris Smither  Friend of the Devil   Options Don't Drag it On  Poppy  0:41:26 (Pop‑up)
Dan Mobley  Colorado   Options Walk in the Wind & the Rain  Colombian  0:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Fraser & DeBolt (with Ian Guenther)  Don't Le Me Down   Options Fraser & Debolt (with Ian Guenther)  Columbia  0:49:02 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Truckin' >   Options Paramount Theater, Portland, OR, 7/25/72  Bootsville  1:04:24 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Drums >   Options Paramount Theater, Portland, OR, 7/25/72  Bootsville  1:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  The Other One >   Options Paramount Theater, Portland, OR, 7/25/72  Bootsville  1:20:57 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Wharf Rat   Options Paramount Theater, Portland, OR, 7/25/72  Bootsville  1:48:23 (Pop‑up)
Bill MacKay  Pre-California   Options Fountain Fire  Drag City  2:05:28 (Pop‑up)
William Tyler  Fail Safe   Options Goes West  Merge  2:08:18 (Pop‑up)
Patterson & Pults  Though You're So Far Away   Options Grand Tetons  Riverman  2:11:44 (Pop‑up)
Black Eagle Child  Acres   Options Six Lugubrious Airs  Geology  2:15:22 (Pop‑up)
Mike Craig  Rollin' On   Options Daughter of the Moon  Melanie  2:19:07 (Pop‑up)
Matthew "Doc" Dunn  The Hunter   Options Some Horses Run  Cosmic Range  2:22:50 (Pop‑up)
Jakob Battick  Lonesome, On'ry & Mean   Options To Be Born Again & Again  Wilt Press  2:27:36 (Pop‑up)
Matt Lajoie  Communion with Si Mahmoud   Options The Center and the Fringe  Flower Room  2:39:29 (Pop‑up)
Peter Finger  Hope and Memory   Options Acoustic Rock Guitar  Kicking Mule  2:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Peter Lang  Drifting Away   Options American Stock  Aspen  2:47:02 (Pop‑up)
St. Thomas  Tears of Rage   Options 808 Ridge  Gateway  2:55:19 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am PMD:

Hi! Listening on...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05am Franco Twinkie:

Hi Jeff. I just got home so relaxing is not an option. Must. Hear. Music.
Avatar 12:09am gregorianpants:

Good evening all!
Avatar 12:12am Jeff Conklin:

How about listening to music AND relaxing??

Morning, all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14am Franco Twinkie:

Jeff, that is a bold concept you present. I will attempt to sit down and mull it over.
  12:20am Mildly Surprised:

Has your mulling produced any results?
Avatar 12:22am Jeff Conklin:

Im curious as well
Avatar 12:22am tak:

maybe he's still standing
Avatar 12:23am mb:

Good morning broadcaster Conklin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25am Franco Twinkie:

I am sitting now, so that's a start.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44am Franco Twinkie:

I worked for Allen Wachs for a number of years and we never once talked about music. To bad, but in context of the jobs we were doing there just wasn't room for that. Missed opportunity for sure.
Avatar 12:44am Jeff Conklin:

No way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46am Franco Twinkie:

Way. Jeff, I'll tell you about it sometime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49am Franco Twinkie:

Saw Rick Roberts doing this with The FBB in 1972 with a globular light show behind him. It was the first time I ever smokes hash. I was sixteen.
Avatar 12:52am tak:

do you still smoke?
Avatar 1:01am gregorianpants:

Avatar 1:06am mb:

@DJJC: As loyal listeners of your show Aitch and I would like to hear some of your favorite live Hawkwind jawns before you move to S. Dakota. TIA
Avatar 1:07am Jeff Conklin:

@mb: Ha!
Avatar 1:07am Adamsworth:

Jeff thanks for playing this right now I've been writing a weird email to my dad, ha ha
Avatar 1:07am Adamsworth:

this is just what I need to hear
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09am Tome:

HIyAs Good morning JC and all,,this just feels right about now ,,, nice vocals this version indeed !
Avatar 1:09am Adamsworth:

were you ever into Will Oldham, Jeff?
  1:11am Jeff Conklin:

Love a lot of Oldham stuff!
Avatar 1:11am mb:

I'm a semi-noob when it comes to live Dead but i will guess '77
  1:13am Jeff Conklin:

I said it in the intro, Mb! 72
Avatar 1:15am mb:

My fault. I went in to a tangent when you declared 'Why would anyone cover the Beatles in this day and age? Why?'
  1:17am Agent Peter:

Sounds like a great show whenever it was...
Avatar 1:18am Jeff Conklin:

Also, glad to soundtrack weird dad emails, weddings and bar mitvahs
  1:22am joe:

Funny that the artwork is from Buffalo '89. Good Truckin' but a wee bit of a different band from the '72 lineup. The Other One on this date is where these guys earn the paycheck.
Avatar 1:23am Jeff Conklin:

@joe: Not following you, Joe. Where are you seeing artwork?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25am Franco Twinkie:

Tak, New Years Eve I broke my abstinence in San Francisco and walked around looking at the Victorians all lit up with twinkly lights, and I said YES, More of this!
  1:25am joe:

it changed. it was from the official release when I first logged on.
  1:27am Agent Peter:

El Paso "82? On the way to Jerry's birthday at Manor Downs? What? :-)
  1:28am joe:

Sorry, official 89' release "truckin' to buffalo" was what was displayed when I first logged on. It has since changed to the Portland '72 release.
Avatar 1:28am Jeff Conklin:

I'm still lost here. How are you listening that you see artwork??
  1:30am joe:

on the live stream window. there is a box in the top right corner that displays artwork.
  1:32am Agent Peter:

they're jamming our signals ace
Avatar 1:32am Jeff Conklin:

Ah, well look at that! I had no idea haha
Avatar 1:35am mb:

"Is this still "Truckin'?"

as heard at the recent Touch of Grey show at Willie McBrides
  1:37am Agent Peter:

this part sure is purty. think it falls into the "jam" category.
  1:37am saucerful:

Hi all, enjoying the show (been relaxing to the music). Love this Dead set. Thanks Jeff!
Avatar 1:38am Jeff Conklin:

@mb: Had to google that. That band any good? If you wanna see top notch GD channelling, get thyself to a High Time show...
Avatar 1:38am Jeff Conklin:

St Stephen adjacent jam, Agent Peter
  1:41am Agent Peter:

But on the handwritten list on the side of the ol' cassette box it would just read "Jam------>" and then on the next line whatever it was they jammed into. I'm back in the olden timey taping days that's what it would like.
  1:42am saucerful:

ha that's funny Agent Peter
  1:45am saucerful:

Okay you all that now Dead show dates off the top of your head, when was that legendary show in Oregon in 1972 that was Ken Kesey's Cremery I think? Was it before or after this show at the Paramount in Portland?
  1:45am saucerful:

  1:45am Jeff Conklin:

  1:46am saucerful:

ha wow, that was fast! thank you :)
Avatar 1:47am mb:

@DJJC: Cream of the crop for the Jersey scene if you catch them with the right drummer, imo...
  1:48am saucerful:

It's amazing listening to this and then thinking about what they did one month later. Mind blowing...
Avatar 1:48am Jeff Conklin:

@mb: Good to know!
  1:50am joe:

It fair to say the boys were on a roll in '72. And not a stretch to say the roll lasted for 12 months.
  1:52am saucerful:

Cool, I love learning about the Dead on this show.
Avatar 1:53am Jeff Conklin:

@saucerful: That Veneta show (8/27/72) was captured wonderfully on film and officially released as "Sunshine Daydream". Well worth a watch!
  1:54am gdevo:

  1:55am saucerful:

Yeah, I've seen that! Great live footage...and I thought of that while listening to this July set.
  1:56am Agent Peter:

And had a 10 year anniversary show for that one in '82. Debut of West LA Fadeaway, and either Hell in a Bucket or Day Job
  1:57am Agent Peter:

Yes, well worth the watch. Many portions of it on YT.
  1:59am Larry Hirshberg:

Agent Peter - Veneta '82 bust out was Day Job. And West LA. I was there. Good times. Peter Rowan was one of the openers, Played a sweet solo set on the main stage. Worked perfectly for that day! Robert Cray Band played on a side stage...
  2:01am joe:

if you really want your moneys worth of Live dead, pass on the Veneta show and head over to the next show in Boulder, CO. (1972-09-03)
Avatar 2:02am gregorianpants:

For me 73 always edged out 72 in terms of both jamming but also setlist variance.
Avatar 2:07am Jeff Conklin:

  2:09am Agent Peter:

Larry - Was a birthday show for me. Next night in Seattle opening with one of the best Jack Straws ever. Phil well out of control. That Iowa-Oregon-Seattle trek was a lot of highway miles.
  2:10am Agent Peter:

Don't give it away! :-)
  2:12am joe:

Love the William Tyler. kinda wondered where you would go after '72 Dead & the MacKay - Tyler combo was nice
Avatar 2:17am Jeff Conklin:

HEard a real nice '82 show this morning driving upstate, will have to check the Relisten app for the date. Gorgeous Cassidy. Think it was September...
Avatar 2:21am Jeff Conklin:

9/12/82 if anyone is still here..
  2:24am Agent Peter:

Was going to guess second night at Frost
Avatar 2:26am tak:

i like this
  2:27am Agent Peter:

Audiences too coked out at FLA shows...
  2:27am katharsis:

Better late than never
  2:29am Agent Peter:

Anyway.....72 was an excellent listen, as is this vibe. Very calming.
  2:30am BEAVO:

Nice Waylon cover
Avatar 2:34am Jeff Conklin:

wow thanks I had no idea this was a cover. country music really is a blind spot...
Avatar 2:43am tak:

you played this guy a few weeks ago? and I forgot to check him out. cool sound.
also the sound on the kick drum on that dead set was Real.
Avatar 2:46am Jeff Conklin:

Which guy? Matt Lajoie? Yeah, i think ive played his whole new album by now ha
Avatar 2:49am Diezel Tea:

Hey dudettes & dudes. I realized I didn't yet check in and praise the playlist. In fantastic news, I've almost finally conquered the bronchitis I've been battling this past week.
Avatar 2:49am Jeff Conklin:

Ah, glad youre feeling better.
Avatar 2:50am Diezel Tea:

I'm assuming this isn't the Peter Lang from Glen Ridge, right? Cause this guy slays and the other dude knows a handful of chords, at least that was it 10 years ago.
Avatar 2:51am mb:

Is Wilt Press considered a private press or a "label?" I was always fascinated by private press record dealers at shows and never understood the culture or the price tags.
  2:55am katharsis:

Thank you
Avatar 2:57am tak:

(yeah I meant Lajoie) cool way to start off this monday. have a week, thanks
Avatar 2:57am mb:

pretty good show. killer ending. Thanks Jeff
Avatar 2:57am Jeff Conklin:

I believe Wilt Press is his own label? Self-released/private press can sometimes mean the same thing but also not?
Avatar 2:58am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for hanging, everyone. Be well..
  3:06am jon:

Good night jeff!!
just got out of the garcia peoples/howlin rain gig in Bend Oregon

What a night! Will listen back as I get the chance later
  3:55am katharsis:

Hellos thanks for music. All beautiful peeps cigs or no cigs.
  4:02am katharsis:

For all things regarding substance use I’m in the harm reduction camp. See book “over the influence” -even if you want to quit all at once and stay abstinent there are valuable perspectives to be gained here.
Avatar 4:24am gregorianpants:

for me it's all about that CBD man

stay away from abusing stims though
I'm convinced they put holes in yer brainbucket...
  2:26pm JD sr:

Some very nice mellow loner vibes in that first set. Love it!
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