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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 February 25, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Popol Vuh  Wo Bist Du, Der Du Überwunden Hast?   Options Die Nacht Der Seele - Tantric Songs  Brain    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Prana Crafter  Luminous Clouds   Options MindStreamBlessing  Eiderdown Records    0:05:37 (Pop‑up)
Elkhorn  Altun Ha   Options Sun Cycle  Feeding Tube Records  http://feedingtuberecords.com/releases/sun-cycle-elk-jam/?fbclid=IwAR0_m6jXmBdJFXYRn1nCis1k4ChpigQJV1wnnc4DRoGlyBIt1gBpoWegmao  0:11:08 (Pop‑up)
Jon Camp  Headwinds & Tailwinds   Options Headwinds & Tailwinds  Self-Released    0:21:29 (Pop‑up)
Hiiragi Fukuda  Tokyo Delay   Options My Turntable Is Slow  Selection    0:30:11 (Pop‑up)
Matt Lajoie  Plane of Return   Options The Center and the Fringe  Flower Room    0:37:45 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Eyes of the World   Options Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC, 3/31/91  Bootsville    1:05:47 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Scarlet Begonias >   Options Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, 9/4/91  Bootsville    1:28:56 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Fire on the Mountain   Options Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, 9/4/91  Bootsville    1:43:05 (Pop‑up)
Winslow  Triangles Made of Mae   Options Winslow  Cold Moon Records    2:06:26 (Pop‑up)
Mark Lang  Emerald Bay   Options Texas John Boscoe  Symposium    2:14:04 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Hecht  Tanglefoot's Tales   Options Willow  Windham Hill    2:18:40 (Pop‑up)
Geoffrey Poister  The Incredible, Sequin-Winged, Green-Eyed Bug   Options A Year on the Mountain  Volcano    2:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Taylor  The Journey Home   Options Dayspring  Grass-Tops Recording    2:33:48 (Pop‑up)
Mark-Almond  Friends   Options Mark-Almond II  Blue Thumb    2:34:17 (Pop‑up)
Jessica Pratt  Fare Thee Well   Options Quiet Signs  Mexican Summer    2:38:31 (Pop‑up)
Linda Perhacs  Morning Colors   Options Parallelograms  Sundazed    2:42:13 (Pop‑up)
The Roches  Losing True   Options Keep on Doing  Warner Bros    2:46:55 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  Sign on the Window   Options New Morning  Columbia    2:56:43 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 11:58pm gregorianpants:

Goooooood morning
  12:01am sativa science club:

good good morning...
Avatar 12:03am Jeff Conklin:

  12:04am rw:

Avatar 12:05am Eiderdown:

Yooooooooo! A Popol morning to you all...
Avatar 12:06am Eiderdown:

Woah, I listened to Luminous Clouds literally just a few minutes ago. Mind blown. Thanks Jeff
  12:13am katharsis:

Hello, pretty. Thank you
Avatar 12:13am Jeff Conklin:

Avatar 12:18am Eiderdown:

oh man, this Elkhorn track is freakin EPIC
Avatar 12:18am Jeff Conklin:

SO I told the Elkhorn boys my listeners will buy up the whole edition of the new LPs so go ahead and smash that link
Avatar 12:18am Adamsworth:

Hey, Elkhorn, I know those dudes. Such sweethearts!
  12:24am Will of the woods:

Fantastic show so far, love getting ears upon the new Elkhorn!
Avatar 12:24am Adamsworth:

Did all of your Oscar predictions come true? Ha ha ha
Avatar 12:26am Eiderdown:

Who's Oscar?
Avatar 12:26am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Will.

We don't talk about nonsense here, Adam, you know that ;)
Avatar 12:28am Eiderdown:

Ah dang, there's two Adam's on here. Y'all in for some trouble now
  12:31am Listening Out There:

Hello. Listening for the first time.........
Avatar 12:33am Adamsworth:

Two Adams...that makes a molecule, baby! (sorry)
Avatar 12:33am Jeff Conklin:

Ooh a first timer.

Tell us all your thoughts, LOT...
Avatar 12:34am Adamsworth:

Welcome, Listening Out There!
  12:34am ?:

Very gratifying to share this music with the people it’s meant for. Thanks Jeff!
Avatar 12:37am Adamsworth:

this kind of reminds me of John Lurie's Marvin Pontiac album
  12:37am Will of the woods:

You’ve come to the right place LOT
Avatar 12:39am Adamsworth:

The Hiiragi Fukuda, I mean. Like a idiosyncratic take on Nigerian jams.
Avatar 12:40am Adamsworth:

Flows nicely into Jajoie too....great job Jeff!
  12:43am Jeff Conklin:

This record is just....the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45am DocBlueDog:

Is this plane of return on now. Awesome. Shazam just gave me 20 different answered on it. All wrong. Lol.
Avatar 12:45am Eiderdown:

Ahhhhhhhawoooohooooooahahauuuuugh. Just drooling on the floor here from all the sweet sounds, don't mind me
  12:45am rw:

Ha! My eyes aren't what they used to be. At first I read this track as The Center of the Fridge.
  12:46am rw:

I mean this album.
Avatar 12:46am Eiderdown:

And yes, DocBlueDog, this is Plane Of Return
Avatar 12:47am Eiderdown:

RW: ha ha, that should be a late night psych album name
  12:49am rw:

Elderdown, it's probably already taken.
Avatar 12:51am gregorianpants:

Shazam is real bad about identifying this kind of stuff. I've definitely pulled up some wildly incorrect results before.
Avatar 12:52am Jeff Conklin:

Why am I killing myself on the playlist accuracy if you guys are using Sahazam?!
  12:52am rw:

I always feel a little proud when Shazam gets it wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53am DocBlueDog:

Omg. We need this playlist. Shazam sucks. Sometimes it's a quick way to get a song in my library but I live for these playlists. Thanks so much.
Avatar 12:54am Adamsworth:

*LaJoie rather...yeah, this album is so good. Such a dope synthesis of like every great guitar style.
  12:55am Will of the woods:

Are we talking about Shaq as the geenie? Shazam?
  12:56am dd:

i once got something ambient pedal steel drone during a thrill jockey dj set as "bass trap" by u2.
like no, i dont think so. no bono screeching to be found here.
Avatar 12:56am Adamsworth:

I was bummed I was too tired rom work and was asleep during the show last week, and then it turned out I didn't miss it after all, ha ha.
Avatar 12:58am gregorianpants:

Don't usually shazam your shows Jeff because the playlist is pretty spot on. But for this kind of music it's not great at detecting...
Avatar 12:59am Eiderdown:

I SMASHED that pre-order button for Elkhorn.
Avatar 1:00am Eiderdown:

Ha, I'll stick around for at least 30 minutes of the GD portion of your show :)
Avatar 1:01am Adamsworth:

I'll just pretend you were talking about me, Adam Boysen, instead of Eiderdown Adam! Thanks Jeff! ANd I'll never turn off the Dead set, ha ha!
Avatar 1:01am Adamsworth:

I'll just pretend you were talking about me, Adam Boysen, instead of Eiderdown Adam! Thanks Jeff! ANd I'll never turn off the Dead set, ha ha!
  1:02am ike:

IDK who Adam is but he’s clearly a very smart gentleman of extremely good taste, LOL.
Avatar 1:03am Adamsworth:

Agh, sorry for the double post, and thank you Ike for supporting my love of the Dead! ;-)
Avatar 1:04am Eiderdown:

  1:06am Will of the woods:

Eiderdown Adam, if you skip the dead set, shaq the genie will play 6 hours of dead sets in your dream tonight
Avatar 1:07am gregorianpants:

I always forget, is Hornsby with them at this point?
Avatar 1:07am Jeff Conklin:

HAHAHAHAH someone dissing the Dead what is it 1988?
Avatar 1:07am Jeff Conklin:

Yes, the Hornsby in effect...
Avatar 1:09am Adamsworth:

this is good as h*ck!!!
  1:12am Jeff Conklin:

So good. Glad yr digging
Avatar 1:14am Eiderdown:

Will of the woods: I'm listening, I'm LISTENING!!
Avatar 1:14am Eiderdown:

And hey, I saw the Dead in 1986 or so, so do I get some points for that?
  1:15am Jeff Conklin:

That explains why you hate them, Adam :(
  1:15am Scuttle:

Im loving this- used to see DSO w/ my Dad as a kid... Its been awhile!!
  1:17am Jeff Conklin:

@Scuttle: I mean this in the nicest way possible but are you a teenager?
  1:17am Jtrain7988:

Thanks man, can you play any Dykeritz? from portland, or songwriter saw him live, best songs! thanks
Avatar 1:19am Jeff Conklin:

@jtrain7988: Of course, I will. I'll turn this off and get right to it
Avatar 1:19am Eiderdown:

Jeff: ha, no hate for GD, only mildly annoyed at times. The show was in Minneapolis with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and the sound was pretty terrible, esp for the Dead for whatever reason
  1:20am Scuttle:

Haha you’re a good guy, I’ll be in my 30’s soon..!
Avatar 1:21am Eiderdown:

And Jeff, you are one of the esteemed few who can be my Dead selector any time, my friend
Avatar 1:21am gregorianpants:

Went with the whole family to see Hornsby and the noisemakers at the Biltmore outside Asheville probably nearly 15(?) years ago now. Quite good. He rocked the obligatory hits "Way It Is" and "Mandolin Rain" seguing into "Black Muddy River". Don't remember much else from that other than a bunch of bats flying out of one of the old estate buildings right as the sun set and putting on a little show a few hundred feet up, very cool sight
Avatar 1:21am Jeff Conklin:

Right on, Scuttle! Not throwing shade just never heard anyone say theyre folks took them to DSO. Very cool....
Avatar 1:24am Jeff Conklin:

I've been on a deep post-Brent kick with the Hornsby era and I gotta say there's so much good playing here in this zone...
  1:27am hevykevy:

yo i am not able to tune in rn but i am so pumped to drink coffee and fry eggs to this set and plan my whole morning around this.
Avatar 1:30am Jeff Conklin:

@hevykevy: Sounds good, man, thanks for checking in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32am Kelly Jones:

That excellent first set lulled me into a quiet calm and I'm just now realizing that I've been listening to the Grateful Dead, who I must admit are playing in my personal after life hell. But in this context, I'm handling it well LOL. Good show Jeff. Enjoying it very much.
Avatar 1:33am Jeff Conklin:

@Kelly: That's been my MO for years, sneak it in and eventually you're ONE OF US
Avatar 1:35am Diezel Tea:

Good morning from Hayastan. Just got to my desk. Looking forward as every Monday to this set, once the obligatory Dead marathon concludes, hehe, sorry))
Avatar 1:38am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for the information, Diezel.
  1:41am Scuttle:

Gotta say for all who knock the Dead..
It was a pretty seamless transition for me from jammier stuff to Kraut to jazz etc..
They’re a perfect bridging band, super formative
  1:43am yips:

all the world is a narrow bridge
Avatar 1:43am Jeff Conklin:

GD haters are an extreme minority here. What I don't understand is why tune in to this show and login to complain about it?
  1:45am Jeff Conklin:

Not talking about Kelly, she’s been hoodwinked and is liking it :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45am brendanswfmuaccount:

People love complaining.
  1:45am Jeff Conklin:

Great point Scuttle
Avatar 1:46am gregorianpants:

dead are like licorice blah blah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48am Kelly Jones:

I honestly CAN NOT believe I am listening to this... AND LIKING IT! Now I have to find a new band to play in my 7th ring of hell. That's WFMU for ya. I once bought a Elton John LP at the Spring Record Fair because the late, great William Berger opened with Burn Down the Mission and it literally changed my life. Don't tell ANYONE my shame-y music secrets!
  1:49am Jeff Conklin:

Wm loved the Dead ;)
Avatar 1:50am gregorianpants:

tho much of the hate comes from the 80s era "Touch" fanbase, or rather the most prominent ones: east coast yuppie Ivy leaguers pretending to be hippies or literal burnouts. The most irritating parts of the Dead fandom are the source of most of the hate. Many a punk rocker or hipster record store clerk have shat on them just to seem cool and be a contrarian to the dinosaur stadium rock behemoth that was the final years of the Dead (in many people's eyes).
Avatar 1:52am Jeff Conklin:

@gregorian: that's true but that shit IS OVER. the music can now be presented without any of those bullshit trappings imho
Avatar 1:55am gregorianpants:

Agreed, but it is the nature of people to be stubborn. Particularly the snobbish among us. I myself am guilty of that.

So it goes...
  1:56am rw:

What do we think of the keyboards on this? Seems cool sometimes and goofy at others to me. I don't know shit about GD. Mostly just what I hear on this show.
Avatar 1:57am gregorianpants:

Very uh... of its time
Avatar 2:00am gregorianpants:

The sonics of many 80s and 90s shows have been a bit of a deterrance to me. I like cheesy MIDI and I like the Dead, but it's a bit chocolate on salmon for me at times. Good things on their own that don't always work well together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02am Tommy in Neversink:

I saw the Dead at the Greensboro NC collusion in the late 70s..I'm from that area
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05am Sean d:

My complaint about that dead set is that I didn't fall asleep
Avatar 2:07am Jeff Conklin:

The keyboards make me wince sometimes I'll admit
  2:08am dd:

hornsby > vinny
sorry not sorry
  2:09am dd:

also off topic but anyone gonna see ryley walker's union pool residency shows next month?
  2:10am rw:

When you wince that's the time to turn it up!
Avatar 2:12am Jeff Conklin:

Those Ryley shows are gonna be sick. Everyone should go.
  2:13am rw:

This does sound good. JC are you playing the record or streaming the file?
Avatar 2:14am Jeff Conklin:

That was the file but I promise I'm not lying...
Avatar 2:15am Eiderdown:

That Winslow was fantastic, just grabbed the digital
Avatar 2:19am gregorianpants:

Ryley's band was tight last tour. Like a jammier Tortoise or some other 90s Chicago post-rock outfit.
And that banter...
Avatar 2:22am Jeff Conklin:

Nice, Adam!

@gregorian: Yeah, that last tour may have been his best. Always looking forward to whats next with him...
Avatar 2:24am Eiderdown:

Okay, now I really do need to go to bed. Thanks so much Jeff for the fantastic tunes. I'll catch the rest in the archive. Goodnight/morning all!
Avatar 2:25am Diezel Tea:

About GD, I wasn't complaining, just making a joke. They're personally not my cup of tea, but the bulk of this show is right up my alley. Can only speak for myself regarding comments here. If anything, be happy that people are staying tuned in even through passages that don't resonate with them, homie))
Avatar 2:26am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Adam. Sleep well!
  2:28am rw:

Night Eiderdown! Me too. Take care everyone. Thanks once again Jeff C. for sharing the music!
  2:29am dd:

hmmm rw??
  2:30am dd:

ryley? haha
  2:31am dd:

or his long lost twin "randy" walker hahaha
  2:32am rw:

Nope. Lots of us RWs out there. Later dd! Have a good one!
  2:34am dd:

night sir! take it easy!!
  2:37am BEAVO:

I haven’t heard Mark Almond in decades I hade this about 1972 Mark and Almond are two different guys.
Avatar 2:40am gregorianpants:

There's also Mark Almond, one half of 80s synthpop duo Soft Cell and of course also in that same nutty vein, 90s country singer Mark Chesnutt
Avatar 2:40am Jeff Conklin:

Yes, Beavo, we know theyre two different guys. :)
  2:41am BEAVO:

Well not everyone doesThere also the first to record New York State of mind
Avatar 2:49am Sem:

Morning breakfast music, here, is Avant Ghetto, and welcome it is. Hello, and long time no avatar, Jeff, from Oxfordshire, UK.
  2:53am BEAVO:

Even though I’m sure everyone already knows it Jeff that was Robert Fripp on guitar on there
Avatar 2:56am Jeff Conklin:

thanks, beavo, i had no idea, ive only had the record for 15 years!
Avatar 2:58am gregorianpants:

Whoa, no kidding!!
Avatar 2:59am Jeff Conklin:

I'm kidding :)

Be well, everyone....
Avatar 3:01am gregorianpants:

Night night! another nice show
peace out
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