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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
neil rolnick  wake up   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
cal hand  they only moved the stage   Options         0:02:21 (Pop‑up)
jefferson starship  with your love   Options         0:06:56 (Pop‑up)
andy pratt  records are like life   Options         0:10:21 (Pop‑up)
tom recchion  jazz 10,000 ad   Options         0:14:45 (Pop‑up)
masabumi kikuchi  city snow   Options susto  columbia  1991  LP  0:20:53 (Pop‑up)
michel polnareff  the rapist   Options lipstick  atlantic  1976  LP  0:27:52 (Pop‑up)
conrad bauer quartet  'round about mittweida   Options 'round about mittweida  fmp  1983  LP  0:39:23 (Pop‑up)
jaime branch  simple silver surfer   Options fly or die II bird dogs of paradise  international anthem  2019  LP  0:54:57 (Pop‑up)
herbie hancock  shiftless hsuffle   Options mr hands  columbia  1980  LP  0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
the wolfgang dauner group  just bring it out   Options rischka's soul        1:07:53 (Pop‑up)
nick dunston  collage # 5   Options         1:11:15 (Pop‑up)
les echos primitifs  oasis   Options         1:19:04 (Pop‑up)
patrick cowley  grisha's tune   Options         1:26:34 (Pop‑up)
tim barnes  konqr   Options time loops        1:32:18 (Pop‑up)
us girls  overtime   Options         1:36:18 (Pop‑up)
haapoja & illmari kollektivi  pakkasen poikia   Options         1:40:06 (Pop‑up)
jason willett  beautiful song w/ kick drum solo   Options         1:42:55 (Pop‑up)
cia debutante  online presence   Options         1:45:33 (Pop‑up)
mme duo  divi divi   Options         1:50:26 (Pop‑up)
virginia plain  darker train   Options         1:53:21 (Pop‑up)
play dead  isabel   Options         2:02:30 (Pop‑up)
denial  351   Options joy with no name    1990  LP  2:07:12 (Pop‑up)
geile tiere  plastic   Options         2:10:40 (Pop‑up)
tom of england  neon green   Options         2:14:19 (Pop‑up)
dominik von senger  i was naked +3   Options         2:19:40 (Pop‑up)
klein  a 4 or 5   Options         2:25:33 (Pop‑up)
liz durette  demon's interlude   Options         2:29:14 (Pop‑up)
david keane  la cascade enchantee   Options         2:35:08 (Pop‑up)
michael hurley  the beggars terms   Options         2:48:29 (Pop‑up)
formerly fat harry  i saw the ringing of the bell   Options         2:52:51 (Pop‑up)
help yourself  who killed paradise   Options the return of ken whaley        2:57:09 (Pop‑up)
mighty baby  a friend you know but never see   Options         3:01:17 (Pop‑up)
ian matthews  reno nevada   Options         3:08:37 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am David (in London):

Greetings JA and all Allen Aficionados.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am George of Troy:

Hey John... good morning
Avatar 9:07am TDK60:

Morning DJ JA.
  9:07am Listener Bop Monroe:

good day, mr. JA!
Avatar 9:09am βrian:

I had this pegged as Daniel Lanois. Hmm.
Avatar 9:10am Roberto:

So Jefferson Starship is...not terrible?
Avatar 9:12am John Allen:

they get a pass on friday mornings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Krys O.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Brian C.:

I think John is playing this for Clay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am zopa:

ahhhh.... the 70's.
  9:12am Earth Walker:

Can you play. Have you seen the stars tonight. Jefferson Starship
Avatar 9:13am βrian:

Trying to imagine this singer with congested sinuses ...
Avatar 9:14am TDK60:

Marty Balin could do oddball hippy music and more commercial pop. Great voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am MD:

Good Morning Faithful! MORE VYNAL PLEASE!!!
Avatar 9:14am βrian:

[Ach, wrong playlist. Sorry]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am The Oscar:

Morning! Appropriately enough, Andy Pratt was a regular customer at the record store I used to work at.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Krys O.:

Nice! Thanks for the Andy Pratt.
Avatar 9:17am thormagma:

ahh yes, jazz
Avatar 9:17am PKNY:

I remember that a snippet of this Andy Pratt track appearing in either a DJ Shadow song, or a Shadow tribute mix. Wholly appropriate.
  9:19am S.B.:

You can never fault a band that built a city on rock and roll; Even if they perhaps suck.
  9:21am prudy:

Andy Pratt of "Avenging Annie"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am The Oscar:

If you spend enough time in the record stores of Cambridge, you will eventually receive an Andy Pratt business card, which reads "70s Rock Legend." He's a sweet guy.
Avatar 9:24am John Allen:

PK, it was Shadow, Prudy, same Pratt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am karlward:

Survey: is JA playing air piano right now?
  9:28am egould310:

“City Snow”; jazz tune or men’s fragrance?
Avatar 9:29am John Allen:

Karl, do mean it's always 5 oclock somewhere??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am karlward:

Well, I wasn't going to mention Dave Burrell's obscure cover record of Jimmy Buffett songs, but here we are.
  9:34am Earth Walker:

Jefferson Starship used to rock with Papa John at the Academy of music
Amazing shows
Colors from the mind and light show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Guido from Cologne:

love the polnareff Lipstick soundtrack.
the main tune gives me the disco-flashbcks and the synth stuff is great.

hello by the way ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am steveo:

was that a french horn? what kind of radio station IS this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am steveo:

[nah it was all trombone afaict]
Avatar 10:01am TDK60:

Yeah, no French horn allowed, they're supposed to be on strike.
  10:01am Earth Walker:

Michel Polnareff. On ira tous au paradis
Is a most excellent song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am steveo:

@tdk: col (chuckled out loud) . ... ah crap effing fire drill at work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am steveo:

what'd i miss?
Avatar 10:23am TDK60:

Yeh, the Destination Out show's a good one. (Give the Drummer Radio corridor, Sun. 9 to noon.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Otis Fodder:

Good morning, listening in with cat and coffee and clients and... cowley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, JA and jazzniks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am ParUbi:

I just know they're going to open that safe!
  10:40am Mike Wolf:

John, hang tight, i gotta duck out for a bit to walk the dog.

She’s usually hit or miss on yr jazz selects but today she’s been digging it, for the record.
Avatar 10:43am John Allen:

hey mike! good running into you last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Krys O.:

Yay, Jason Willett, my birthday twin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am crateslinger:

online presence is that like a ghost in the machine?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am David (in London):

This has a nasty, unsettling Chrome-y feeling about it. I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Yes:

does anyone have a promo code for the us girls show @ the dance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am sphere:

hullo. Willett's True Vine shop has moved from Hampden to Station North, btw.
  11:05am John from Florham park:

Hello fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Yvang:

Wow : I had not hear this one since 1984!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am David (in London):

Hey John, you're back. Hello again. I'm entering the final hour of the working week, so my foot is slowing coming off the gas pedal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi JA and everybody! Digging the plastic jazz sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Krys O.:

Sounded like Gen and Throbbing Gristle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am David (in London):

Hey Tim. Greetings to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am zopa:

i don't know. sounds like a 5 to me.
Avatar 11:29am TDK60:

properly perky tunes in a perilous period.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Carmichael:

Heya John and AMers.
  Swag For Life Member 11:36am PNX:

Thanks for putting this in my ears.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am crateslinger:

When he runs out of chip-ahoys, you can find JA in the A&P.
Avatar 11:42am ben abs:

Greetings from later than usual
  11:42am Mike Wolf:

what does one see
when one looks at jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Mike Wolf - check out Ray and Charles Eames' film "Jazz Kaleidoscope" to find out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am steveo:

peter zummo has a good insta
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am tim from champaign (now washington):

Michael Hurley is one of the original weird beards.
  11:51am farmer rye in santa Cruz Cali:

Go mike go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am tim from champaign (now washington):

I wonder if Michael Hurley and Richard Brautigan ever crossed paths?
  11:58am Mike Wolf:

@timFrom... ha, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am sphere:

@tim - a search didn't come up with anything immediate, but many people connected Brautigan and Hurley together in one way or another.
  11:58am mary:

Listened to music faucet regularly. loved seeing Nick around, thanks for good news.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am tim from champaign (now washington):

Thanks, JA! Keep it jazzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm tim from champaign (now washington):

@sphere - interesting. I always thought Brautigan and Michael Hurley were cut from the same cloth.
  12:00pm Mike Wolf:

i always learn something(s) new about ja/zz here, but i do love the ramble tamble when it comes around
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm sphere:

thanks JA
  12:02pm yes:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Krys O.:

Thanks, JA
  12:04pm Mike Wolf:

thank-you Bryce for bringing us yr hippie music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm David (in London):

The Action were such a great band. Can't help feeling that they would have prospered more if they hadn't plumped for 'Mighty Baby' as their successor name. Ye Gods, it's terrible.
  12:05pm pj:

It says right on Bryce's playlist page that he is "punctual." No other DJ tries to make that claim. How can he be late?
  12:06pm Crei6hton:

  12:06pm Rory:

Great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Ike:

Bryce, please scream at the filthy hippies!!!
  12:10pm Earth Walker:

Thanks for the show
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