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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
tom recchion  jazz 10,000 ad   Options sweetly doing nothing  schoolmap  2006  CD  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
junius paul  baker's dozen   Options ism  international anthem  2020  CD  0:05:39 (Pop‑up)
battles  fort greene park   Options juice b crypts  warp  2019  CD  0:08:09 (Pop‑up)
tomaga and pierre bastien  paper ritual   Options bandiera di carta  other people  2019  CD  0:14:30 (Pop‑up)
richard wahnfried  charming the wind   Options time actor  innovative leisure  1979  LP  0:18:25 (Pop‑up)
excepter  song to the siren   Options familiar  blast first petite  2014  CD  0:23:19 (Pop‑up)
david bowie  dollar days   Options blackstar  columbia  2016  LP  0:26:39 (Pop‑up)
gs schray  placeholder areas   Options gabriel  last resort  2017  LP  0:31:58 (Pop‑up)
sam rivers  dazzle   Options waves  ecm  1980  LP  0:38:05 (Pop‑up)
joe mcphee  sweet dragon   Options tenor  hat hut  1979  LP  0:47:59 (Pop‑up)
sam wilkes  the b section of inner urge   Options live on the green  leaving records  2019  LP  0:53:05 (Pop‑up)
barrett martin group  bronzecasting   Options indwell  sunyata  2019  CD  0:58:37 (Pop‑up)
jon hassell & farafine  masque (strength)   Options flash of the spirit  intuition  1988  LP  1:00:49 (Pop‑up)
telectu  rotas opera tenet (excerpt)   Options Belzebu  Cliché Musica  1983  LP  1:12:11 (Pop‑up)
caroline kraabel feat. the voice of robert wyatt  last 1   Options last 1 and last 2  emanem  2020  CD  1:16:20 (Pop‑up)
dj female convict scorpion  myrrh murmur   Options stanford wednesday  kzsu  2019  CD  1:32:46 (Pop‑up)
robert worby  electronic sounds from belarus   Options fractitious airs  persistence of sound  2019  CD  1:37:33 (Pop‑up)
kim gordon  cookie butter   Options no home record  matador  2019  LP  1:40:01 (Pop‑up)
laura agnusdei  shaky situation   Options laurisilva  the wormhole  2019  LP  1:43:04 (Pop‑up)
angel bat dawid  impepho   Options the oracle  international anthem  2019  CD  1:44:48 (Pop‑up)
ka baird  the orion arm   Options respires  rvng  2019  LP  1:51:05 (Pop‑up)
terry garthwaite  me to you   Options moving day  catero records  1984  LP  1:55:22 (Pop‑up)
anadol  görünmez hava   Options uzun havalar  pingipung  2019  LP  1:59:17 (Pop‑up)
heArt ensemble  insight   Options oreade  small scale music  2019  CD  2:06:48 (Pop‑up)
pascal plantinga  couch like cruise   Options blind on bikini  ata tak  2020  CD  2:14:08 (Pop‑up)
tim garrett  hot rocks   Options sonic odyssey  tim garrett music  1985  LP  2:16:37 (Pop‑up)
western eyes  new grub street   Options western eyes  trace elements  1984  LP  2:19:18 (Pop‑up)
wolf eyes  empty island   Options undertow  lower floor music  2017  CD  2:22:28 (Pop‑up)
wolf eyes  burned mind   Options burned mind  sub pop  2004  LP  2:26:08 (Pop‑up)
coc  animosity   Options animosity  death  1985  LP  2:30:25 (Pop‑up)
corrosion of conformity  what?   Options six songs with mike singing  caroline  1985  12"  2:35:04 (Pop‑up)
don pullen  evidence of things unseen   Options evidence of things unseen  black saint  1984  LP  2:38:03 (Pop‑up)
irene schweizer & louis moholo  angel   Options irene schweizer & louis moholo  intakt records  1987  LP  2:48:57 (Pop‑up)
nick dunston  collage #5   Options atlantic extraction  out of your head records  2019  CD  2:55:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am George of Troy:

Howdy John
Avatar 9:05am ben abs:

Afternoon / morning JA and all. Haven't been on the board for some time so this might have been asked/answered quite recently, but, is there any update on last yrs premium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am randyfrommichigan:

hello from the other side
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

I assume that folks in Europe pronounce it "jahz." Can anyone confirm or refudiate this claim?
Avatar 9:08am John Allen:

hey all! Ben, going to post an instgram pic shortly
Avatar 9:09am ben abs:

Thanks, exciting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am steveo:

sounding good; i biked by fort greene park on wednesday morning; there were lots of people with dogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am mariano:

'Morning John, everyone. @Krys O: regarding your comment on Tom Snyder's interview with John Lydon: yes, that's must-watch material. I also recently saw TS's infamous interview with Kiss, the one where Ace was obviously wasted and having a grand old time (guy has one infectious hyena laugh) much to Gene and Paul's chagrin. Really worth a watch.
Avatar 9:18am Lixiviated Life:

Sorry,
I was on a Skype meeting.
What did I miss.
TELL ME EVERYTHING
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am steveo:

lix it's best to have two sets of earbuds so you can have your meeting in one ear and ja in the other
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am karlward:

Lix: You missed a Grace Jones live on the air interview by JA and Clay about 10 minutes ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am karlward:

Or maybe it was Grace Slick. Don't know, wasn't listening very closely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am steveo:

i thought it was jazz drummer Slick Jones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am karlward:

I also heard that Clay Pigeon is the secret identity of Slick Rick.
Avatar 9:25am Lixiviated Life:

@Steveo
Sage advice from you (as always).
I must make a note.

@Karlward
What's this?
I'm taking out the old sack cloth and ashes so I can repent properly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Ken From Hyde Park:

I thought they were talking to Slick Watts, who played for the JAZZ in 1978?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Krys O.:

Ooh, I really like Excepter. Saw them about ten years ago. Was just thinking of them the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am Krys O.:

And thank you tremendously for Dollar Days.
  9:29am Familiars:

Really nice ‘song to a siren’, nice and mellow, I like it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am steveo:

this bowie dying record is intense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Ken From Hyde Park:

Kurt G. played a symphony's recording of "Lazarus" last night that was pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Barney Grubbs:

sam rivers is always a nice jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Irwin:

"All of the dysfunction at Jazz public radio neatly ties into my delusional one-man mission to turn WFMU into one of these stations thru subversion and pastel t-shirts." — John Allen, public declaration, 2020
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am steveo:

irwin, what time is wfmu's next npr news update?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Irwin:

John is gathering today's NPR talking points for presentation at the top of the hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am karlward:

Irwin: is there... jazz public radio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Irwin:

John pioneered the concept decades ago. Consults under a pseudonym for WBGO and other "safe jazz" outlets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am steveo:

"WBGO affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR) and went to a 24-hour broadcast day in 1980 when the only other full-time jazz station in the New York Metro market, WRVR (a commercial station), changed its format to country-western music."

Did WRVR play REAL country music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Irwin:

The format strives to avoid any jazz that has the "wrong notes."
Avatar 9:51am Martinibomb:

Hellooooo everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am karlward:

Well I like my wrong notes with a splash of Culturcide thank you very much. Someone should tell the safe jazz people to get their head in the game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am Irwin:

WBGO's motto is "Music like Monk—but without the clunkers!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Irwin:

"Tune in for jazz divas who really know how to scat!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Irwin:

"Guaranteed: At least one slick cover of 'Satin Doll' each hour!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am karlward:

"Safe jazz for sad offices!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am sphere:

They probably have a show that only plays overdubbed duets with Louis Armstrong.
Avatar 10:03am John Allen:

wow, just seeing this. what's happening at wbgo?
Avatar 10:04am Lixiviated Life:

You all should just listen to Phil Schaap on KCR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Irwin:

You tell us, Mr. Smooth Jazz Insider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Irwin:

"Welcome to Jazz Forensics, with your host Phil Schapp."
Avatar 10:06am Lixiviated Life:

dude
Avatar 10:06am John Allen:

i get it, a case of mistaken identity. has anyone ever successfully switched show formats during the winter schedule?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Irwin:

Oh, right—it's the "other" John Allen.
  10:07am morphe':

JA - great spinning but, sadly, Policy Wonk me - going over to BBC Brexit shite and NPR amerikkan shite.. sorry to leave early .. thanks.. soon come???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am steveo:

"This has been a rewarding professional chapter and I look forward to my next chALLENge."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Irwin:

"Today's special guest is the renowned Jazz Accountant, Phil Schapp!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am karlward:

chALLENge in the AM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am karlward:

Presenting a detailed history of every font used on every Charlie Parker seven inch
Avatar 10:09am Lixiviated Life:

dude really?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Irwin:

"WFMU: where a split seven-inch isn't as painful as it sounds."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am steveo:

ch
  10:12am morphe':

Lix.. Phil Schaap is amazing but a bit too much - TMI!!!!
who played drums on the 3rd song of the 2nd set after the bus accident on Miss hwy 142n 1949???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am karlward:

morphe': Obviously it was Phil Collins. The mystery drummer is always Phil Collins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am karlward:

Who was the original drummer of Black Flag?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am karlward:

Phil Collins
Avatar 10:14am thormagma:

I think his name was Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am karlward:

What are the names of all the dead drummers from Spinal Tap?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am karlward:

Phil Collins, all of them
  10:14am morphe':

WKCR - 2 amazings =
Our own - Tony Coulter
and
Stefan Zucker (late night opera) "Listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as 'THE WORLDS HIGHEST TENOR'" Was a crazy show.. he is/was
Pro-Castrati!!!
  10:20am morphe':

Pss. Chris Stewert - original drummer of Genesis (soory while I gag over prog rock) Chris Stewerat went on to an amazingly interesting life as a farmer in Spain: books - best is # 1 -1999 = Driving over Lemons.. worth reading
Avatar 10:20am Hubig Pie:

Eric Childs died from phantom vomit.
David ST Hubbins claimed that Spinal Tap had 12 dead drummers
  10:22am morphe':

Hard Rock drummers choke on their protruding tongues ...
Check out the drummer of the HORSELIPS (Ireland 1970s), Watching him almost made me gag..
  10:23am Linda Lee:

beautiful sounds this morning, John! thank you! also: in 305 years of listening I don't believe I've heard a dj mention the Catskills, where I live. that's nice too.
  10:23am morphe':

Sadly for me- happily for ye - I must go..
Thanks JA!!!!!
  10:24am Linda Lee:

inaccurate counting: it's only been 35. my mistake.
Avatar 10:24am Lixiviated Life:

sometime it seems like 305 (depends on the program)
Avatar 10:25am Lixiviated Life:

present DJ excluded
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Linda Lee:

hahah! that's when i tune out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am steveo:

hi linda lee, i like the rose
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am sphere:

btw, there is a reissued Moonshake 7" from 1994 ("Always True To You In My Fashion/Lola Lola" on the Wolfhounds Bandcamp site.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Linda Lee:

my retro avatar from an early 60s childhood. thanks steveo!
  10:30am karen eliot:

good morning
  10:30am morphe':

Linda Lee.. Catskills arise all the time on FMU.. Especially now with THE WILD IRISH ROSES (Walkill is Catskills too? Lower Catskills, East Catskills, SoHoCatskills???(10 member family) being played and played on FMU and Live next week on Joe McGasko at 11amEST..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am sphere:

it's in a weird place so i thought you all might want to know. vinyl is sold out but digital is still there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am steveo:

Rocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Cmurtha:

Hello everyone, and good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Linda Lee:

morphe' ~ really! well, i guess it figures, since the catskills are hip now. wallkill is a hamlet (town) in the central catskills but also a southern catskills/hudson valley township.
  10:36am Diezel Tea:

Hey JA and friends. Let's get this dinner prepared!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Linda Lee:

haha! I used to laugh at that beck lyric every time because .. well. catskills men tended not to rock the plastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am steveo:

john you know i hate to kiss your ass but you consistently have one of the most original and interesting shows in the universe; thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am steveo:

@linda ha!
  10:49am Boomer:

Is this snake charmer jazz?
  10:53am morphe':

Linda Lee - they must be long term folk - Ma y Da and 8 children EIGHT!!!! all playing tunes .. Wild Irish Rovers - Joe McGasko next ... 11am EST..
  10:54am morphe':

F-in Spell check - Wild Irish ROSES....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am steveo:

Hot rock cooking is one of the oldest styles of cooking, dating back to 7000 B.C., yet it is relatively new to Wisconsin.
  11:22am brick layer:

sounds like fucked up minute men
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hi JA and everybody! Wolf Eyes is great jazz brunch jazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am tim from champaign (now washington):

Nice follow up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am mariano:

Now that's my kinda jazz!
Avatar 11:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

holy crap, it's teenage Druid flashback time.
Avatar 11:34am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: hello.
  11:35am Nate K:

Hey, Jon. Cool set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am adampsyche:

oh god i didn't miss little suzy this morning as it wasn't played ok i feel less badly for sleeping in
Avatar 11:38am thormagma:

@adampsyche: it's the only thing that gets me to work on time on Fridays!
Avatar 11:40am Rev. Turnip Druid:

to clarify: that holy-crap was meant in the best possible sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am adampsyche:

still waiting on that blue vinyl, was that premium ever shipped out?
Avatar 11:47am John Allen:

www.instagram.com...
  11:50am morphe':

JA and all..
made it back from BBC/NPR land...
Thanks JA and all...
not giving any alleged Non-Fict updates...
Till?????
Thanks,
JA..
  11:57am morphe':

In DIS-Honour of UK aristocrats and uninformed prols leaving the EU..
REMEMBER GUY FAWKES - the only person seeking to enter Parliment with good intentions... ps.. Music made me think of Pharaoh Sanders.. Thanks JA..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am mariano:

Thanks JA!
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