Options The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: Playlist from November 17, 2019 Options

Jeff Conklin's avatar View Jeff Conklin's profile Options

Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

Sundays 10pm - Midnight (EST) | On WFMU (Info) | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

<-- Previous playlist | Back to The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin playlists | Next playlist -->

Options November 17, 2019

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments

Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Neil Young  Love in Mind   Options Time Fades Away  Reprise  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Huckle   Get Down   Options Upon a Once Time  Mapache  0:01:48 (Pop‑up)
Illinois Speed Press  P.N.S. (When You Come Around)   Options Illinois Speed Press  Columbia  0:06:10 (Pop‑up)
Strangefolk  Things That Fly   Options Strangefolk  Self-Released  0:13:51 (Pop‑up)
Pacific Range  Sending It   Options Pacific Range EP  Self-Released  0:22:17 (Pop‑up)
Greasy Bear  Windy City   Options Is Adrian There?  Vinyl Revival  0:30:59 (Pop‑up)
Unicorn  Country Road   Options Uphill All the Way  Capitol  0:36:09 (Pop‑up)
Quatrain  Fields of Love   Options Quatrain  Tetragrammaton  0:39:53 (Pop‑up)
Tamburlaine  Pass a Piece of Paper   Options Say No More  Tartar  0:42:23 (Pop‑up)
Phil Cordell  Red Lady   Options Fading Yellow Vol. 1  Crown  0:46:16 (Pop‑up)
Fayden  Ain't No Use in My Mind   Options Peace Ballads  Bacillus Records  0:48:36 (Pop‑up)
Oliver  Orbit Your Factory   Options Standing Stone  Self-Released  0:52:47 (Pop‑up)
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  You Know the One   Options I Made a Place  Drag City  1:07:40 (Pop‑up)
Richard Youngs & Raül Refree  Follow My Sleep   Options All Hands Around the Moment  Soft Abuse  1:10:43 (Pop‑up)
Owen Tromans  Burying the Moon King   Options Between Stones  Sacred Geometry  1:19:05 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Linda Thompson  A Heart Needs a Home   Options Hokey Pokey  Island  1:22:30 (Pop‑up)
Tennent - Morrison  Round and Round   Options Tennent - Morrison  Polydor  1:26:29 (Pop‑up)
Joe Weaver and Friends  Come on Down   Options The Wind In The Spumoni Trees  Branco  1:29:49 (Pop‑up)
Bob Burchill  Near My Beginnings   Options Cabin Fever  Rumour  1:33:47 (Pop‑up)
Mason Creek   Sonday Morning   Options Songs For A Rainy Afternoon  Self-Released  1:37:59 (Pop‑up)
David Wiffen  Skybound Station   Options Coast to Coast Fever  UA  1:46:33 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Cockburn  Going to the Country   Options Bruce Cockburn  True North  1:50:36 (Pop‑up)
Grace Cummings  Paisley   Options Refuge Cove  Flightless  1:56:01 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 10:04pm TDK60:

Hello Jeff. I listen to Neil Y. because he /did/ inhale. So there.
Avatar 10:05pm Jeff Conklin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm chresti:

Good evening Jeff and TDK60 and everyone else in the green ghetto room
  10:06pm Carmichael:

Neil WHO??
  10:07pm Carmichael:

He he chresti, I saw what you did there.
  10:07pm Chris Wardell:

Sup, Jeff? Brother Neil. Funny, I just got done watching the David Crosby documentary, and he talks about Neil quite a bit.
  10:07pm ParUbi:

Hello all
Avatar 10:08pm Jeff Conklin:

PArUbi here for the second time. Nice. Evening, everybody.
Avatar 10:08pm Jeff Conklin:

Not paying attention to what Crosby says has done well for me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm chresti:

Hey Carmichael!
  10:12pm sufferwords:

Dicky Betts a little on that lead
  10:14pm Carmichael:

Betts is one of my guitar idols. Blue Sky is amazing.
  10:14pm Carmichael:

Heya there chresti.
  10:16pm RCU-Keith:

Evening, Jeff. Man, I’ve always wanted to check out Illinois Speed Press, but now I really have to hunt their albums down.
Avatar 10:17pm Jeff Conklin:

Check the nearest dollar bin, for some reason nobody cares and its a very solid album...
Avatar 10:18pm sadiwn:

Evening Jeff, getting here a little late but this Strangefolk is a nice one.
  10:20pm Chris Wardell:

Aww, Croz is ok. A little pompous and unnecessarily surly for sure. If I Could Only Remember My Name is a classic record, and Jerry is all over it.
Avatar 10:21pm sadiwn:

also, I bookmarked that Whims tweet to check out but honestly I saw it and thought "oh, I bet I'll hear from that Sunday night."
  10:23pm Neal:

San Francisco here. Just tuned in about 15 minutes ago. As the legal cannabis kicks. Wonderful music.
Avatar 10:24pm Jeff Conklin:

I'm deeply familiar with Croz's work. I just dont want to hear his opinbion on anything. And his last two records are dogshit.
  10:24pm Carmichael:

While hanging around Portland, I found a local 70s band called Sand. Tremendous find.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm mb:

Evening all. Preach DJ JC.
Avatar 10:24pm Jeff Conklin:

I have that LP, Carmichael, its very good. Weird how its split across two LPs though
  10:27pm Carmichael:

You’ve heard of Sand? Most excellent. I have been playing it on repeat for awhile now. I have to go back to the dude at the record shop, who seemed to know them.
  10:28pm Beau&boris:

  10:28pm Jeff Conklin:

Of course I know Sand who do you think you’re talking to?!
  10:30pm Carmichael:

Ha ha! New to me, thought it was a great find.
Avatar 10:34pm Jeff Conklin:

There's a great German band called Sand as well. And I have their records too ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm ParUbi:

They have that one album, Golem, right?
  10:40pm Dean:

This album first appeared in the UK on Transatlantic, which was the label on which Gryphon's first album, 1973, was issued.
  10:41pm Carmichael:

Wow, strummed up James Taylor.
Avatar 10:44pm Jeff Conklin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi Jeff and ghetts. A blurb in the local paper mentioned that on December 15, there will be a celebration in honor of Robert Hunter up in Woodstock. www.colonywoodstock.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Mr. Pumpy:

I'm up later than usual for a Sunday. It's kind of hot in here in my place in Clifton, and I have a few windows open. I hear the leaves rustling from the wind, and this airy, folky setlist is the perfect compliment. Cheers, Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Ken...thanks for the info. I have a place up in Delaware County, and I go through right past Woodstock on the ride to and fro. I'll look into that.
  11:08pm scobot:

Loved that opinion on Neil.
  11:12pm phat:

great show tonight. my weekly dose of psych-jam-hippy stuff. love it.
Avatar 11:12pm Jeff Conklin:

Yeah, time for him to hang it up or at least be quiet
Avatar 11:13pm Jeff Conklin:

psych-jam-hippy is my middle name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Glad to have WiFis to steal (on & off with no reason I know)
- so can get the full FMU experience - slipping in & out of wakefulness with interesting programs in later timeslots...
Love you have this intelligent & well-informed presentation of genre music I don't get exposed to elsewhere.
  11:13pm Dean:

I'm uncomfortable admitting it, but I've always thought Neil Young was overrated. He's a kinda folkie, hippie Springsteen. He's written a good song or two, but generally he isn't the best performer of those songs.

Alas, B"P"B likewise strikes me as a fake. That's probably because The Wire so heavily covered him, and The Wire is for me almost unbearable.
  11:14pm jdcon:

Tuning in from Jackson Wyoming
  11:14pm phat:

and drone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool, Mr. Pumpy. If you attend, let us know how it went.
  11:18pm phat:

this Richard Youngs and Raul Refree is remarkable. truly lovely.
Avatar 11:18pm Jeff Conklin:

What up Wyoming. Everybody thats by little brother.
Avatar 11:19pm Jeff Conklin:

I think Neil has done at least 5 perfect albums. But his last 10 years have been shit for the most part.
  11:19pm phat:

I'm jealous that someone gets to make this music. I need a new band
Avatar 11:22pm Jeff Conklin:

@phat: Do it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Neil is a Stylist - in voice & on gittar - which will always hit & miss with various individuals
...& has written more songs than alll but a small handful of people...
Always admired how he goes his own way after his muse
....if @ 74 & after more than a Half Century he isn't always the most relevant is it a shock?
  11:23pm phat:

I should send you copies of one of my old band's records. you'd probably dig them.
  11:23pm Dean:

If by "perfect" you mean "really, really good," then so be it. But if you mean transcendent, rarely to be bettered, then I can't reply meaningfully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'd reckon Owen here has absorbed Neil...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm ParUbi:

Love that Owen Tromans number
Avatar 11:24pm Jeff Conklin:

@Dean: Thats ok Dean. I mean perfect as in perfect and your reply isnt necessary
  11:25pm phat:

At least 5 is probably about right
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Seems a sober assessment...
  11:26pm Moelarryandjesus:

What was your old band, phat?
  11:28pm phat:

we were called Think. not the 1971 one or the Hungarian one. (couldn't Google obscure band names in 1993).
  11:28pm phat:

self-released stuff
Avatar 11:29pm mariano:

Ahhh, what a lovely tune to come home to. Hi Jeff, evening crew!
  11:31pm phat:

the guitarist runs a blog called Blastitude/Blogstitude
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32pm ZeeBee:

I am loving the music tonight. I am listening in the kitchen next to my dad, he is digging it all as well.
  11:33pm Mandy:

Avatar 11:34pm Jeff Conklin:

Aw, love thast, ZeeBee, thank you. and Hi DAD
Avatar 11:34pm Jeff Conklin:

Hey Mandy
  11:34pm Mandy:

Great music here tonight
Avatar 11:39pm Jeff Conklin:

Thank you
  11:44pm phat:

Sunday evening WFMU is one of the highlights of my week.
  11:47pm Mandy:

This would be great to hear on the radio at night while driving on a road trip. Everyone asleep in the back.
Avatar 11:48pm Jeff Conklin:

@Mandy: Sort of what I picture when putting shows together ;)
  11:49pm dave b.:

Some big negative feelings about Neil Young this evening. His records in the past 10 years are certainly not my favorites, but it's hard for me to call them S#1T. I have too much respect for this man. He was criticized and even sued by the record label he was on in the early 80's after he released Reactor/Hawks and Doves/ Trans/ Shocking Pinks. These were kinda considered bad records too by many at the time. There are real gems on all those albums, as there are a few on his current ones.
Neil is a pure artist.
Avatar 11:52pm Jeff Conklin:

He's indeed an artist. But far from pure. And shilling for Amazon is beyond shitty. Sorry, its how I feel.
  11:53pm phat:

mandy, agreed
  11:54pm Dean:

Mine contribute to the negative feelings. They are directed less at his lifetime of work--good, bad, influential, for some but not for others--than at the notion that he "is a pure artist," which means nothing. That aside, I don't find much to enjoy in his work.
Avatar 11:54pm mariano:

I'm not the biggest Neil Young fan by any stretch, though do I have a lot of respect for him. But man, I really love his Shocking Pinks phase, then there was the new-wavy one, Sample and Hold. I looked up the Wonderin' video not long ago, hadn't seen it since probably the 80s on MTV, and it is a trip.
  11:55pm Mandy:

This sounds like the sun is coming up. The sun must be coming up over the Atlantic right now.
Avatar 11:57pm Jeff Conklin:

Wonderin video is SO GOOD
  11:58pm Mandy:

Great show thanks!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Amazon. Huh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm mb:

Thanks Jeff. Safe travels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Wasn't Neil's song "This Note's For You" about not selling out? I am confused now.
Post a comment!
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Jeff Conklin | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2020 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2020 Ken Garson