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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 December 22, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Wire  Outdoor Miner   Options Chairs Missing    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  You Know You're a Man   Options Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)  Virgin  0:01:49 (Pop‑up)
NRBQ  I Want You Bad   Options At Yankee Stadium  Mercury  0:04:49 (Pop‑up)
The Waitresses  Slide   Options The Akron Compilation (V/A)  Stiff  0:07:24 (Pop‑up)
San Ul Lim  Laying Silks and Satins on my Heart   Options Vol 2  SRB  0:10:09 (Pop‑up)
Ornette Coleman  Voice Poetry   Options Body Meta  Artists House  0:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra  Where Pathways Meet   Options Lanquidity  Philly Jazz  0:24:34 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Estimated Prophet   Options Thompson Arena, Dartmouth, NH, 5/5/1978  Bootsville  0:30:57 (Pop‑up)
Michel Moulinie  L'Echo De L'Acier   Options Chrysalide  Crypto  0:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Ashra  Midnight on Mars   Options Blackouts  Virgin  0:48:20 (Pop‑up)
Pat Metheny Group  Phase Dance   Options Pat Metheny Group  ECM  0:55:03 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Comes a Time   Options Comes a Time  Reprise  1:08:50 (Pop‑up)
Richard and Linda Thompson  First Light   Options First Light  Chrysalis Records  1:12:01 (Pop‑up)
Gay and Terry Woods  The Reward   Options Tender Hooks  Mulligan  1:16:33 (Pop‑up)
Peace, Bread & Land Band  Loneliness   Options Bright New Dawn  Olequa Records  1:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Nic Jones  The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea   Options From the Devil to a Stranger  Highway  1:23:05 (Pop‑up)
Paul Brady  The Lakes of Pontchartrain   Options Welcome Here Kind Stranger  Mulligan  1:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Popol Vuh  Morning Way   Options On The Way To A Little Way (Soundtracks From "Nosferatu")  Egg  1:35:24 (Pop‑up)
Robbie Basho  Night Way   Options Visions of the Country  Windham Hill  1:38:42 (Pop‑up)
Tom Smith  If I Had Wings   Options Still Lifes  Lone Oak  1:44:47 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Garcia Band  Gomorrah   Options Cats Under Stars  Arista  1:55:28 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 10:05pm mariano:

Wire and Beefheart? That would be the ultimate double bill! Hey Jeff and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Todd76Pct:

Killer start to the show with two personal faves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm ParUbi:

Hello Jeff, everyone
  10:07pm CC:

Been a man all me life!!!...(:
Avatar 10:08pm Jeff Conklin:

Evening, all. Enjoy the sounds of 1978...
  10:09pm Dean:

Does your Akron comp still smell funny?
  10:11pm CC:

Correction... except for when I was a boy by the way...
  10:11pm Dean:

Mine does. One of the better scratch 'n' sniff stickers. Smells like a tire.
  10:14pm Aimee:

Evening, Jeff!
  10:14pm johnzo:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm ParUbi:

I'm thinking Magazine and Kate Bush for '78
  10:14pm johnzo:

stone cold groove right here!
Avatar 10:14pm Jeff Conklin:

Aimee!, Dean, JOhnzo, everybody....
  10:18pm saucerful:

Hey Jeff and everyone! 1978 huh? What is the significance of that year? It was definitely a great one for all kinds of music! Of course we know you'll probably play 1978 live Dead ha
  10:19pm saucerful:

Wait let me guess...Jeff, were you born in 1978?
  10:20pm Carmichael:

Heya Jeff. Someone told me you play the Rose City band. That’s a good thing.
  10:20pm CC:

I remember Meatloaf trying to sound like Bruce Springsteen somehow in 1978???
  10:21pm Jeff Conklin:

I was born on this day in 1978.

Yeah I played Rose City Band. A. Lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm ParUbi:

let's not forget DEVO
  10:21pm saucerful:

CC haha yeah I remember that too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF!!
  10:22pm Dean:

Devo were way pre-'78. I vote for ATV.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm ParUbi:

I'm thinking bands with big albums in '78. Happy birthday, Jeff!
  10:24pm saucerful:

Germs "Lexicon Devil" came out in '78.
  10:24pm CC:

I remember that was the first year that I was turned on to Elvis Costello Tom Waits Aztec two-step I know I was late on some of those???
  10:24pm Carmichael:

You’ve got me jerkin’ back and forth.
  10:27pm CC:

Billy Cobham Chuck Mangione Gato Barbieri(sp) stands out in my mind...
  10:28pm Chris Wardell:

Evening. Happy Birthday, Jeff!
Avatar 10:29pm Yennifer:

Evening Jeff and fellow listeners
Avatar 10:29pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Good Evening! First-time listener/commenter here in the AG...wandered in after the Winter Soul-stice, and I'm diggin' what I'm hearin' here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Todd76Pct:

Happy Birthday, Jeff! Respect to you, Selector!
  10:29pm saucerful:

The Fall's "Bingo-Master's Break-Out" came out in '78.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm ParUbi:

PiL: First Issue
  10:32pm saucerful:

Dead sounding funky in '78 haha
Avatar 10:32pm Irwin:

"They said jazz is dead. But no, jazz isn't dead. The musicians are dead. They are the ones are dead. Jazz will never die. But when musicians get so, they get so passive and everything and they can't play (or) improvise according to what's happening in the universe. Then of course they're dead. And they make the music dead. And they make the music dead 'cause a dead man can't play live music. You know that. He can only be dead." – Sun Ra, April 21, 1971
  10:32pm Jon:

I KNEW we’d hear 5/5/78! :-)
Avatar 10:32pm Jeff Conklin:

Hey Chris, and newbies....
Avatar 10:32pm mariano:

Happy birthday, Jeff! 78 was a big year for me: I was 9, and my mom and I moved back to New Orleans from Honduras after being there 7 years. Also the year I discovered the Beatles and Monty Python. And an uncle of mine who was really into Zappa and Beefheart and Mahavishnu would let me hang out in his room and listen, learned a lot from him. Hey @Mod Mokka, enjoy the ride!
  10:33pm Jon:

Happy Birthday, Jeff!
  10:35pm CC:

Happy Birthday, Jeff..!.. how old are you and how much older than you was Miles Davis???
  10:36pm Dean:

Gregorian chant will never die.
  10:37pm jcon:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY thanks for 41 years of Love
Avatar 10:37pm Jeff Conklin:

Love you, jcon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm ParUbi:

We appreciate that you made it out on your birthday, Jeff
  10:42pm Carmichael:

‘78, stationed in Korea with no knowledge of the outside world. The Wall, Petty’s Damn the Torpedoes, Joe Jackson. Took me a long time to discover the stoner music I love today.
  10:44pm CC:

Birthdays just mean that you made another full circle around the Sun... right???
Avatar 10:45pm Jeff Conklin:

My pleasure to be here, as always. Just another day,,,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm chresti:

Hi Jeff and ghetto dwellers!
  10:50pm CC:

Darkness on the Edge of Town with the most impressive album I heard in 1978!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm ParUbi:

my 1978: Kindergarten with Ms. Beasley. She sat at a piano and asked the class, "who's going to be the potty king."
  10:53pm carmen:

happy birthday to the great edgard varese...influencing so many...a huge precursor to free jazz, in my opinion...thanks Jeff for being here...
  10:53pm saucerful:

  10:58pm Carmichael:

Lately, I have been the potty king.
  10:58pm Old Dave:

In 1978 I graduated High School, failed to hike the Appalachian Trail, and took way too many dangerous motorcycle trips.
The Richmond Va station WGOE let me stand in on their softball team (the "GOENADS' - I kid you not) and we won. It was a great
year to be 17 in America.
Avatar 10:59pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm mb:

How do?

Looks like i missed a kick ass 1st set
  11:00pm Carmichael:

Heya Franco and chresti.
Avatar 11:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Carmichael, is the rain coming down in Sacto?
  11:01pm judy from croton:

Heading to Dreamland, happy days and nights to all of you very rare and lovely people. Spread love, please
  11:02pm CC:

Herbie Hancock had some nice stuff out... Manchild???
  11:03pm judy from croton:

Oh, gosh, Jeff, it’s your birthday? Makes sense; it’s been a more beautiful than average day. My best to you, kid.
Avatar 11:04pm Franco Twinkie:

I just scrolled backwards. Happy birthday Jeff! You and James Gurley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Up with Metheny, down with meth!
  11:08pm DuneBuggyRadio:

Happy bday Jeff, you rawdog of the airwave
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm Todd76Pct:

The one-two punch of Pere Ubu's Modern Dance and Dub Housing was a memorable '78 ear-boxer. Learned about kraut-rock from interviews with David Thomas and John Lydon that year and it took the next four years to find Can, Neu, and Faust LPs
  11:10pm Marc15:

Happy Birthday, Jeff
  11:10pm CC:

Oh yes...the Good Doctor could play you some great Sun Ra!!!
  11:11pm syerahkay:

I hope your birthday has been as wonderful as this show...
  11:11pm man from the moon:

Jefffffffffffffffffffffffffffff HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER!!!! More DEAD!!!!
Avatar 11:13pm Franco Twinkie:

At 41 I did not care about partying, but now that I'm 64 I care about partying again, but in a different way, Now I want to see people and be social.
  11:13pm gordon:

Looking through my record collection at things released in 1978 - lots of good music that year (and most years to be honest)
  11:14pm bigplanetnoise:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14pm chresti:

78 is the year I got married and the year my parents moved to the Bay Area from Santa Maria, ca.
Happy birthday!
  11:15pm Old Dave:

Great show, Jeff. Thanks and happiest birthday wishes!
Avatar 11:16pm Franco Twinkie:

!978 was a great year to go out and see bands.
  11:18pm CC:

this song goes very nice with Christmas!!!
  11:19pm CC:

kind of reminiscent of Sandy Denny???
Avatar 11:19pm Dreamflower127:

Just popping in to say Happy Happy Birthday, and I love that Estimated!
  11:23pm Carmichael:

@franco, yes, she’s a drizzlin’.
  11:23pm Old Dave:

Hitch hiking was still considered okay in 1978. I took and gave a lot of rides and saw some great concerts including bluegrass campouts like you don't find now. The trust is all gone. Sad.
  11:24pm Old Dave:

Hitch hiking was still considered okay in 1978. I took and gave a lot of rides and saw some great concerts including bluegrass campouts like you don't find now. The trust is all gone. Sad.
Avatar 11:25pm mariano:

This is beautiful, this Nic Jones.
  11:25pm Carmichael:

Aahh, some Albion-ish music.
  11:25pm CC:

Don't forget.. all of you young people who are not on vacation and have to go to work tomorrow should think about going to bed now!!!...(:
Avatar 11:26pm Jeff Conklin:

Let's not ever encourage people to go to sleep while I'm on the air. OK?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29pm chresti:

I can stay up because it's raining, work is cancelled when it rains.
Avatar 11:30pm mariano:

Pontchartrain? That's here in New Orleans! But there's only one lake...
  11:30pm Carmichael:

Thank you for the Irish folk.
  11:30pm CC:

Sorry Jeff... I must have certainly not been thinking!!!
Avatar 11:32pm mariano:

Ohhh, interesting. Reading about the song I see it includes lakes Maurepas and Borgne.
Avatar 11:32pm Franco Twinkie:

I will stay up late because it's the right thing to do.
Avatar 11:33pm strangesongs:

good evening, excellent mix so far although i only tuned in during "phase dance"
  11:34pm CC:

Christmas Eve is when all the youngsters are supposed to go to bed early!!!
  11:42pm CC:

For me 1978 took so long to get here now it seems so long ago..!..sigh...
  11:44pm Dean:

For me, 1978 was the beginning of the end. And the end just keeps on going.
  11:45pm Big Rig:

Robbie Basho is one of my favorites
  11:48pm Old Dave:

In 1978 Pynchon was relevant. -Or so I thought.
Avatar 11:49pm Franco Twinkie:

In 1978 I was an irresponsible young fool who just wanted to have fun and I don't regret it for a second.
  11:49pm CC:

That's right Dean... in 1978 Jimmy Carter was blindsided by the globalization of the world... the World Bank the international monetary fund the bilderbergers Etc..lol... I sure am glad things are getting so much better hahaha...
Avatar 11:53pm mariano:

Thanks so much for regaling us with great tunes on your birthday, Jeff!
  11:53pm gordon:

Loved that Tom Smith track - need to find a cooy of that LP
  11:55pm Dean:

I so wish I could remember the guitarist who played the Fret House in Covina m-a-n-y years ago, a Kottke acolyte. I heard him live, he was great, and I can't remember his name.

Neil Young just ... bores ... me. I don't get the attraction. So be it.
Avatar 11:56pm mariano:

I remember a few years back Brian Turner did a really good 1974 show.
  11:56pm judy from croton:

Pynchon will always be relevant to me
  11:56pm CC:

I still can't believe that guy only had three fingers on that one hand!!!... good show Jeff!!!
Avatar 11:57pm Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for hanging, everyone. Happy Holidays and I'll meet you back here in two weeks!
Avatar 11:58pm Franco Twinkie:

I thought I was the only person who liked spaghetti on a waffle until I met JD Salinger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm chresti:

Thanks Jeff, happy holidays!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59pm Todd76Pct:

Jeff -Thanks for the '78 memories/reveries and another great show!
Avatar 11:59pm Franco Twinkie:

Jeff, go have some cake.
Avatar 12:00am Franco Twinkie:

I forgot what a sweet song this is.
Avatar 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Jeff, happy birthday, happy solstice & happy new year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20am mb:

Happy Birthday, Jeff Conklin
Avatar 2:42pm MollyRose:

New favorite Estimated Prophet!
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