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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 September 15, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Sunburned Hand of the Man  The Great Hope   Options Intentions  Manhand    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Kunugi  廻る(Meguru)   Options 記憶の小径(Kiokuno Komichi)  Self-Released    0:06:02 (Pop‑up)
Michael C Sharp  Yes You   Options End Times in Babylon  Pax Aeternum    0:10:34 (Pop‑up)
Jonas Munk & Nicklas Sørensen  Shift   Options Always Already Here  El Paraiso    0:16:44 (Pop‑up)
Goose  5.22.19 Storm   Options Ted Tapes II  Self-Released    0:26:34 (Pop‑up)
Wet Tuna  Goin'   Options Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, 9/1/19  NYC Taper  Taped by Eric Pier-Hocking  0:46:50 (Pop‑up)
Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker  Half Joking   Options Little Common Twist  Thrill Jockey    1:07:21 (Pop‑up)
Joost Dijkema  Dalla Montagne Alla Pianura   Options Time Thief  Twin Dimension    1:11:35 (Pop‑up)
Marc Brierley  Thoughts and Sounds   Options Welcome to the Citadel  CBS    1:16:25 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Pasquarosa  An Angelic Interference   Options De L'Infinito Universo Et Mondi  4th Eye Musick    1:23:02 (Pop‑up)
Alfalfa  Paintings   Options Alfalfa 1  Chape    1:34:50 (Pop‑up)
Clay Cantrell  Jackson   Options Barren Form  Round Bale Recordings    1:38:44 (Pop‑up)
Red River Dialect  Slow Rush   Options Abundance Welcoming Ghosts  Paradise of Bachelors    1:44:02 (Pop‑up)
Vetiver   To Who Knows Where   Options Up on High  Mama Bird Recording Co.    1:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Joan Shelley  High on the Mountain   Options Like the River Loves the Sea  No Quarter    1:56:10 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  10:00pm tfunk:

sup Jeff
  10:01pm Carmichael:

I’m a man with hands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm fleep:

Welcome back.
Avatar 10:02pm Jeff Conklin:

Evening, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Welcome back, Jeff! And you're playing local music! (Well, local to where I am.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Welcome back Jeff. We kept the tuna wet for you.
  10:04pm Carmichael:

These guys are kind like Ozric Tentacles, in that they have an amorphous collective of jammers. Whoa, that sounded deeper than I meant ...
Avatar 10:04pm tak:

welcome back!!!
  10:04pm Jon:

So great to be back in the Ghetto!
  10:05pm MONEYBAG$:

Welcome back JC
Avatar 10:05pm Franco Twinkie:

Jeff! I guess you weren't that tired after all.
Avatar 10:05pm Jeff Conklin:

Ozrics mention in first five minutes, gonnna be a good night...
  10:06pm Rabinbach:

Get em Jeff
Avatar 10:06pm Franco Twinkie:

This guy sounds like Gary Rowels....kind of.
  10:06pm tfunk:

Damn, totally forgot about Ozric Tentacles
Avatar 10:06pm northguineahills:

I was wearing my sunburned hand of man tee yesterday1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm daves:

Welcome back, sir
Avatar 10:08pm Jeff Conklin:

I'm always tired, Franco, but we press onnnn
Avatar 10:08pm Franco Twinkie:

Atta boy!
Avatar 10:11pm Lessivage:

Hey everyone

Glad yer back on the air, Jeff :)
  10:11pm Chris Wardell:

Welcome back, Jeff.
Avatar 10:12pm Jeff Conklin:

Thank you thank you thank you great to be back
  10:13pm Carmichael:

Honestly, I’m a music weirdo out here, and people generally run when I say I ‘ll play something. Didn’t know The Ozrics were widely known and appreciated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm chresti:

Hi Jeff! In a happy place
  10:14pm Jeff Conklin:

You’re on an FMU message board of course the Ozrics are known (around these parts anyway)
  10:16pm Carmichael:

That’s cool, glad to know I’m in a safe zone.
  10:18pm tfunk:

Wow, RIP Rick Ocasek
  10:19pm rigagli:

I want a 1BR apt in the avant ghetto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm chresti:

..I hope
Avatar 10:19pm Jeff Conklin:

No bedrooms for rent but plenty of couches and floorspace
  10:20pm Greg:

Welcome back JC. Love the transition from Michael C Sharp to Jonas Monk. Literally was just playing Always Already Here right before turning into the show. It’s gonna be a good night for sure!
Avatar 10:21pm Franco Twinkie:

The reinstatement of your show lines up nicely with my new substance ingestion program.
  10:23pm Carmichael:

Way to go, Franco. I’m going to somehow parlay that into sticking it to the man. Stay tuned ...
Avatar 10:25pm Jeff Conklin:

For those new to the program, substance ingestion not necessary....
Avatar 10:27pm Dreamflower127:

Scientific fact: The Avant Ghetto reduces Sunday night anxiety by at least a million percent. Welcome back
  10:27pm tfunk:

Curious and excited how the Dead will be incorporated into the new two-hour format
  10:28pm john:

these tunes remind me a bit of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eycM9NHjjr0

very eno-esque
  10:28pm john:

the new age ones i mean
  10:29pm Rabinbach:

Some of us don’t get enough sleep for substance abuse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

greetings, Jeff and WFMU kin!
Avatar 10:30pm Jeff Conklin:

lol jake
  10:30pm Matteezmoe:

It's great to be back in the avantghetto. Digging on the Sunburned and Goose. Thanks for lighting the way again Jeff!
  10:31pm tfunk:

This reminds me of a heavier Lotus
  10:31pm Carmichael:

The right ingestion leads to increases sleep. Trust me on this.
Avatar 10:32pm Jeff Conklin:

I havent checked in with Lotus in 10 years used to dig them for sure!
  10:34pm moelarryandjesus:

RIP Daniel Johnston & Ric Ocasek, but welcome back, Jeff.
  10:34pm Jeff Conklin:

And Eddie Money
  10:35pm moelarryandjesus:

aka Eddie Mahoney & Rick Octasek.
  10:36pm john:

Eddie Money was garbage
  10:37pm Jeff Conklin:

Eddie Money fucking ruled fuck outta here
  10:38pm Dean:

I admired Ocasek and Money. In retrospect, many years after, my sense is that Ocasek was overrated, Money underrated. But so what?
  10:38pm tfunk:

Eddie was great for what he was. He knew his place and played it well
  10:38pm Carmichael:

@john, when you die we’ll talk shit about you. It seems only right.
  10:39pm Matteezmoe:

@john - take your ass home tonight
  10:39pm tfunk:

Ohhhh, pwnd off lot!!
  10:39pm moelarryandjesus:

Ocasek championed all sorts of great bands. He had Suicide open for the Cars on one tour. He produced the Bad Brains.
Avatar 10:40pm Jeff Conklin:

Honestly, I'll take those Money hits over any Johnston or Cars although I have massive respect for them all
  10:40pm Carmichael:

Eddie cashed in his ticket to paradise. Maybe Ric got the other one.
  10:40pm Bob O:

Welcome back and congrats on your Papahood, Jeff! I saw Ozric @ Wetlands once, pretty amazing band!
  10:40pm MONEYBAG$:

This is a good jam but I picture a lot of flatbrims in the audience
  10:41pm john:

I just grew up in an era in which AOR ruled and I couldn't stand it. For me it was new wave all the way.
Avatar 10:41pm Jeff Conklin:

All good, John
  10:42pm Matteezmoe:

Yup lotsa flatbrims with pins on em
  10:42pm moelarryandjesus:

New wave, ha ha.
Avatar 10:42pm Jeff Conklin:

@Moneybags: Not the band's fault.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I enjoyed it when "Give Me Some Water" came on the radio.
  10:42pm tfunk:

Jeff, you posted something a few weeks ago about a super easy hike that yielded some of the best views. What was that again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm chresti:

You're a new dad? Glad you get a 2 hour break on Sunday night
Avatar 10:43pm Jeff Conklin:

Huckleberry Point in the Catskills: www.alltrails.com...
  10:43pm tfunk:

Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm chresti:

..and congratulations!
Avatar 10:44pm Nelson02:

RC: Goose Tour
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Tommy in Neversink:

Wow, I love this
  10:45pm john:

I will say this excerpt cracked me up

"Weeks before a tour, Bob Pollard told us band members that we would encore every show with 7 Eddie Money hits. I learned them but we never did it."
Avatar 10:45pm Jeff Conklin:

  10:45pm john:

Congrats btw jeff
  10:45pm Mitch:

I’m awake for now to hear the return of cool jams and loner folk
  10:47pm Carmichael:

Congrats Jeff, from one father to another.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48pm fleep:

Always ready for a little Wet Tuna
  10:48pm MONEYBAG$:

Bob Pollard at my first GBV show in Boston: "If Billy Squier is at my show, you tell him to get the fuck out. The Cars are cool."
  10:48pm Bob O:

I've had a soft spot in my heart for Eddie Money ever since I saw him break down while eulogizing his former manager, Bill Graham at his Memorial service in San Francisco. The guy had heart. RIP Ric too, sad, man.
Avatar 10:49pm Jeff Conklin:

I would give all my records to hear prime era GBV do Eddie Money.
  10:51pm Carmichael:

I wonder if there’s a Lukewarm Tuna out there ...
  10:55pm john:

Damn. Never knew Money had a Graham connection.
  10:56pm Jujar:

Glad you got a time slot that I can slink out of the weekend into. Solid sounds, man!
  10:59pm MONEYBAG$:

Eddie Money opened for the Dead!
  10:59pm Cavalier Record Store:

I’m pushing back starting the Ken Burns country doc to tune into the Avant Ghetto return and I’m not upset at all.
  11:00pm phat:

glad to have you back!
  11:05pm Mike Wolf:

good to be here
  11:09pm john:

ryley and charles always a killer duo
Avatar 11:11pm Franco Twinkie:

I hadda laugh, Jeff, when you implored us to 'support the scene' You're 40 or there about?
  11:11pm David Colangelo:

Very hip mr dj...that drummer kicks it...do you have any Jim Baker records with tonight?
  11:12pm Jon:

Such a great drums/guitar duo! I saw Ryley play a few times when I was living in Chicago over the last couple years. Incredible musician.
  11:12pm Jonathan David:

Tuning in from Big fork Montana welcome back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm SeanG:

@fleep that's your best line ever
Avatar 11:13pm Jeff Conklin:

Yeah Im 40 so what
Avatar 11:14pm Franco Twinkie:

Just you wait, smart guy.
  11:14pm Tom E:

Welcome back Jeff. Don't know if it is because it is on thrill jockey, but that new ryley walker duo reminds me of Pullman
Avatar 11:15pm Eiderdown:

Jeff! Welcome back! Glad you have a new earlier time slot tho I'll have to get used to tuning in earlier on my end...
Avatar 11:15pm Jeff Conklin:

There are dudes in their 60s/70s I've seen out at every great NYC show, just sayin'
  11:17pm jnolan:

Welcome back, Jeff! Been digging thru your archive at work these past weeks, very happy to hear a new live show.
Avatar 11:17pm shootybiscuits:

Reminds me a little of some of Sandy Bull's stuff - Joost
Avatar 11:19pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes! of course. I am only slightly conflicted about not going out anymore (or rarely is more like it.) But it beats the hell out of us. It takes a couple of days to recover.
  11:19pm Jeff Conklin:

Def a Bull vibe and a Chapman vibe when he sings. Great musician.
  11:19pm Jeff Conklin:

Come on Franco get out there! It keeps you young.
  11:19pm Mike Wolf:

Jeff. You’ve been back for 10 minutes and you’re already harassing the troops.

Don’t ever change
  11:20pm john:

to quote Ryley: LIVE MUSIC
Avatar 11:20pm Franco Twinkie:

Well, okay.
  11:21pm greatbarrington in the kitchen:

Glad to have you back Jeff!
Avatar 11:23pm shootybiscuits:

Gotta get ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair, Franco. Little heavy but great for sitting for long hours in the grass/campgrounds.
Avatar 11:23pm Franco Twinkie:

Downer Meltdown Folk, is that what you said? Works for me!
Avatar 11:25pm Jeff Conklin:

That camp chair would be a sight at small club shows. Whereabouts do you reside, Franco?
Avatar 11:26pm Jeff Conklin:

Oh, hey, I was asked some questions for a piece about non-commercial radio. Here's a little survey: Have you bought a record/tape/etc or gone to a show because you heard something on this show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm daves:

Yes, many times
  11:27pm Dean:

"Have you bought a record/tape/etc or gone to a show because you heard something on this show?"

Are you fucking kidding me?
Avatar 11:28pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks Shooty! I'm always interested in gear that makes sitting by the campfires the ultimate in comfort. No more sitting on the ice chest,
that's what I say!
Avatar 11:29pm Eiderdown:

Yes but probably too many to count. Alexander, Ragnarok, Wet Tuna to name the most recent few purchases. Saw Alexander live too...twice!
Avatar 11:30pm Franco Twinkie:

  11:30pm Dean:

By which I mean, uhm, duh, yes, of course I have. Many times too numerous to remember.
  11:31pm Matteezmoe:

Over 80% of my Bandcamp collection was purchased because of something I heard in this show! Thank you Jeff, much appreciated.
Avatar 11:32pm Jeff Conklin:

I guess i kinda knew the answer to that ha but thanks just the same to all who chime in...
  11:33pm Cavalier Record Store:

I’ve bought many records for the shop I’ve heard on your show. Also got an email this past week telling me your the new sales rep at one of the labels I order from
Avatar 11:33pm Jeff Conklin:

HA! right on, Cavalier. Order up!
Avatar 11:34pm Lessivage:

Oh yeah, definitely. Similar Bandcamp stats to @Matteezmoe
  11:36pm moelarryandjesus:

Starbirthed, Matt Lajoie, some Tuna live CDS, Rose City, and more. Tuluum Shimmering or whatever they're called.
  11:36pm Thomas:

never liked ozric tentacles...very predictable...many other options...
  11:38pm J:

Damn I’m late... will have to catch it in the archives. So glad you’re back Jeff
  11:38pm moelarryandjesus:

oh, Garcia Peoples, too.
Avatar 11:45pm Jeff Conklin:

  11:51pm jcon:

great radio welcome back
Avatar 11:51pm Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Dad.
Avatar 11:51pm Franco Twinkie:

I saw Vetiver play at the Amoeba on Haight Street one winter afternoon.
  11:57pm moelarryandjesus:

Avatar 11:57pm Franco Twinkie:

If you don't stop for a donut, Jeff, you can be in bed by 1am. Not so bad.
Avatar 11:58pm Jeff Conklin:

Welp, that;s just about it for this week. Thanks so much for the warm welcome back
  12:00am Tom in Los Angeles:

in a world full of bad news the return of Avant Ghetto is what we all want & need.. great set as usual Jeff!! so stoked to see your return!!
  12:04am jason:

great to have you back on the air - thanks!
  12:12am Will from the woodlands:

Good to have you back Jeff
  2:42pm phil:

Glad to have you back, Jeff! Listening on archive now!
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