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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Duke Ellington  Moon Maiden   Options The Intimate Ellington  Pablo Records  1977  rec. 1969-1971  0:01:08 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and His Arkestra  Orbitration in Blue   Options Singles Volume 1: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1961  Strut / Art Yard  2016  rec. 1962  0:03:41 (Pop-up)
Chico Hamilton Quintet  Gongs East   Options Gongs East!  Warner Bros.  1959    0:08:22 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra  Plutonian Nights   Options The Nubians of Plutonia  El Saturn Records  1969  rec. 1958-59  0:13:00 (Pop-up)
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Orbita   Options Quinto Sol – Musica Infinita  Centro de la Cultura Pre-Americana, A.C.  1978  with Antonio Zepeda (percussion prehispanic)  0:17:24 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Paradise   Options Sound of Joy  Delmark  1968  rec. 1957  0:21:47 (Pop-up)
Paul Chambers Quartet  Yesterdays   Options Bass on Top  Blue Note  1967    0:26:39 (Pop-up)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Moonbow   Options Afro-Bossa  Reprise  1963    0:32:03 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Blues in Orbit  





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Aswad  Hey Jah Children   Options Babylon (The Original Soundtrack)  Chrysalis  1980    0:45:00 (Pop-up)
Aswad  Natural Aggression   Options A New Chapter Of Dub  Island  1982    0:49:34 (Pop-up)
Jah Shaka  Verse 1   Options Commandments of Dub  Jah Shaka Music  1982    0:55:25 (Pop-up)
Jah Shaka  Rasta Fari Dub   Options Commandments of Dub Chapter 2  Jah Shaka Music  1984    0:58:21 (Pop-up)
Jah Shaka  The Prowl   Options Lion's Share of Dub (Commandments of Dub Part 3)  Jah Shaka Music  1984    1:03:19 (Pop-up)
New Age Steppers  Nuclear Zulu   Options Action Battlefield  Statik  1981  prod. Adrian Sherwood, voc. Ari-Up  1:07:55 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel  Creative Involvements   Options Lows & Highs  Cherry Red  1982  prod. Adrian Sherwood  1:14:13 (Pop-up)
African Head Charge  I Want Water   Options Drastic Season  On-U Sound  1983  prod. Adrian Sherwood  1:17:17 (Pop-up)
African Head Charge  Free Chant (Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi)   Options Songs of Praise  On-U Sound  1991  prod. Adrian Sherwood  1:23:18 (Pop-up)
King Tubby  Make Them Pay   Options King Tubbys Presents Soundclash Dubplate Style Part 2  Firehouse  1988    1:26:47 (Pop-up)
The Twinkle Brothers  Devaluation Dub   Options Dub Massacre 2 – Killer Selections  Twinkle Music  1983    1:31:00 (Pop-up)
Mutabaruka  De System   Options Check It!  Alligator Records   1983    1:34:04 (Pop-up)
U. Brown, Trinity  Nice Up The Yard   Options U. Brown, Trinity - Nice Up The Yard / Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Waiting for Me 7"  Belmont  1982    1:36:55 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:






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Tommy Morgan  Baia   Options Tropicale  Warner Bros.  1958    1:52:12 (Pop-up)
The Islanders  Blue Rain   Options The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders  Mayflower  1960    1:54:38 (Pop-up)
The Islanders  City Under the Sea   Options The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders  Mayflower  1960    1:56:39 (Pop-up)
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Adventures in Paradise   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    1:59:13 (Pop-up)
The Three Bars Featuring Nicky Roberts  Caribbean Cruise   Options Caribbean Cruise / Simpatica 7"  Armour  1963    2:02:19 (Pop-up)
Phil Moore And His Orchestra  Trade Winds   Options Polynesian Paradise  Strand  1959    2:05:36 (Pop-up)
The Dead Mauriacs  Danses pour les amazones et les charmeurs de sangsues   Options Danses pour les amazones et les charmeurs de sangsues    2020    2:07:42 (Pop-up)
Phil Moore  Misty Moon Blues   Options Fantasy for Girl and Orchestra  Verve  1956  rec. 1947 (?)  2:21:22 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra  Africa   Options The Nubians of Plutonia  El Saturn Records  1969  rec. 1958-59  2:24:02 (Pop-up)
Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra  Nubia   Options The Nubians of Plutonia  El Saturn Records  1969  rec. 1958-59  2:29:58 (Pop-up)
Louis "Sabu" Martinez  Nadenga   Options Safari with Sabu  Vik  1958    2:37:11 (Pop-up)
John Coltrane  Bahia   Options Bahia  Prestige  1965    2:49:14 (Pop-up)

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Blues in Orbit  





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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:44pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
Avatar 6:47pm Flash Strap:

We staying sane out there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm chresti:

Hi Flash! Sane but a bit rattled.
Avatar 6:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti, me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm listener james from westwood:

hey hey, all!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Hiya James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm chresti:

Hard to focus on things, I did get a letter from my boss that says drinking hot liquids, especially, helps wash away the virus, among other things, in short, keep drinking things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Carmichael:

Flash, long time no hear. Chained to my desk at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm northguineahills:

We're all lunatics tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm doctorjazz:

Duke... don't know this (and I have a lot of Duke). Hi Evan and Roomies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

wow, this is strange and lovely. hi, flash and folx!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

@ Chresti: good to hear as I'm enjoying a hot cup of licorice tea at the moment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm doctorjazz:

The Sun Ra singles collection is a great set!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carm! great to have you with us again!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! absolutely
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! that whole LP is pretty great and so nice to hear in a hard moment but Moon Maiden is just sublime
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Granny! always nice to have your ear in the Room
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: its incredible, yeah. indispensable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm northguineahills:

what dr jazz said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm doctorjazz:

You're opening up in my neck of the woods, musically speaking!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Twice I've used this amazing Chico Hailton track as bed music... long past time to let it shine on its own
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

@doc: no better place to be
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

can't get enough of Nubians of Plutonia these days, one of THE great Sun Ra LPs for that exotica connection & incredible in every way
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

with Phil Cohran!
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

great cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Franco Twinkie:

Flash! I just came back from Food4less. Things have calmed down alot since the shopping madness started. I was able to buy butter for the first time in awhile. I will now make cornbread.
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Hi Franco! that sounds great, no butter for us at the moment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm chresti:

Thanks to Franco's intrepid shopping, we have 3 bottles of dish soap!
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Franco Twinkie:

Well hell, I like to wash the dishes!
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

what a performance on piano that is... so elegant. top Sun Ra track in my book
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

stunning album opener from Paul Chambers here, one of the loveliest things I've ever heard
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

& with a typically gorgeous, understated Blue Note sleeve design: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:33pm TDK60:

Row row row your boat... What's up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

excellent set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Little Danny:

Hey Evan, hey all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Little Danny:

"Blues in Orbit" is the highlight of that same LP. Love it!
Avatar 7:40pm TDK60:

Beautiful Moon just above the sunset dusk. Just a sliver.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

TDK60, The happy birthday song has also been recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm chresti:

...wash wash wash your hands, gently in the stream...
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Hi TDK! Hi LD!
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

love the bass line on this, really special the way it floats but floats heavily
Avatar 7:48pm Hams:

hey, jah children!
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Hey Hams!
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

anybody here seen Babylon? it's so crazy good
  7:50pm The Butterman:

I love all of those dub and reggae shows of yours Flash Strap.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

& it's on criterion channel if ya got it
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

thanks Butter Buddy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm chresti:

I've not seen it, Flash.
Avatar 7:51pm TDK60:

Love the late-70s-early 80s UK reggae bands, powerful.
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

highly recommended! really a just about perfect film
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

@TDK : big agree
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

this track, this whole album, is so MASSIVE
  7:53pm The Butterman:

That’s me Butter buddy. I like that. I’ve been called Butter boy too.
Avatar 7:53pm TDK60:

I don't think I've seen Babylon.
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

honestly i couldn't rave about it enough, a revelation
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm chresti:

The only film I've seen in the reggae realm is The Harder They Come.
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

re: babylon - some great footage of Jah Shaka & his soundsystem live dubbing in dancehall that i can't unsee, incredibly cool, powerful
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: i love Harder they Come & that soundtrack album was the gateway. Still haven't seen Rockers though, oughtta get on that now that I think of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm listener james from westwood:

Among the genres for which I have no upper dose limit, dub is maybe in the top 3. Dig this set!!
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

Same here James!
Avatar 8:01pm TDK60:

The Land of Look Behind is an interesting documentary from '82 which includes footage of Marley's funeral. A German cinematographer, it oddly has an electronic score.
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

I've never heard of that, I should check it out. Haven't seen the Lee Perry or King Tubby docs either
Avatar 8:03pm TDK60:

Flash, here:
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

wow, music by K. Leimer! I really gotta see it now
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

I think chapter 3 is my favorite Commandments of Dub installment but I'm still getting the lay of the land with Jah Shaka
Avatar 8:06pm TDK60:

Flash, just looked and Leimer has an album of the film music from Look Behind.
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

I think i've heard it without knowing about the film, actually. it's good, he's really cool
Avatar 8:07pm quinn:

mmmm it's like a warm bath for my skull
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

The Cockpit Country, I flew over that with my ex in the early 90s, from Negril to Kingston. From the air it looks like the bottom of a green egg carton.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! water's warm
Avatar 8:09pm quinn:

been baking bread at home and my best loaf so far is just like hard dough bread from jamaica. so goood
Avatar 8:09pm TDK60:

I recall someone in the beginning of Look Behind says, if you aren't careful you can get real lost out in the Cockpit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm passiflora:

I just added steam to my oven
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm chresti:

That looks like an interesting film, TDK60.
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Passiflora!
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

good time to bake, Quinn. I'm hoping to get some flour tomorrow but things are crazy so who knows
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

great guitar work on here from "Crucial" Tony
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

Eskimo Fox on drums
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm northguineahills:

digdug the dub!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm WR:

Hello Evan and all. Dub set sounds great. Missed opening set, TWFA. Thank WFMU for the archive.
  8:15pm Quinn:

Good luck, I haven’t been able to find any flour around here. Yeast running low, too. Boy howdy.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

Hi WR – TWFA indeed!
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

thanks Quinn. fingers crossed
  8:16pm ?:

I had to get yeast on eBay. try the river site's Fresh option for flour, and keep checking for delivery windows. I gasped when I saw KAF deep in my cupboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm passiflora:

Oops, was signed out
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

I'm rural enough that I'm hoping the local food lion isn't sold out – but I'll find out tomorrow. doing curbside pickup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm passiflora:

If you can't find yeast, I'll send you some of my 6 packets
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

Man Sherwood really goes to the edges, it's such a pleasure to hear him go to work
Avatar 8:19pm TDK60:

Flash, you're in North Carolina? NYC here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm chresti:

Local Food Lion, is a cool name for a grocery store.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Nice. I think I have yeast but the flour stock just picked the perfect time to run out.
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

@TDK: yep. from NC to NYC, stay safe up there compañero
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

it's not a good store, unfortunately. we used to have a good budget store (kroger) but the workers unionized so they closed all locations near me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Doug Schulkind:

This program is great for explorers. It's also excellent for those still actively ploring.
Avatar 8:23pm TDK60:

Well it's been strange. Tryin' to be careful. Been a bit edgy in the mental state. // Ha, Doug.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

@Duug: i implore you, never stop ploring or you'll implode
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Andrew Waterloo:

good evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:25pm TDK60:

Chresti, how's Calif? NGH, Florida?
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

hello Andrew! hello Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm coelacanth∅:

(and plorers, and implorers...)
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

absolutely brutal late 80s cut from Tubbys
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm chresti:

Great TDK60, beautiful weather today, in the SGV area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm northguineahills:

King Tubby at the controls!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm WR:

King Tubby ruler supreme of minimalism dub.
Avatar 8:31pm TDK60:

I saw the Twinkle Bros. once but can't recall much, probably pretty good.
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: not positive Tubby actually has anything to do with that LP, other than its being recorded at his studio, though he does have a producer cred. seems like more of a Carl (Fitzie Banton) Nelson joint
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm chresti:

Ha TDK60, I was about to say the same thing, a LOT of shows I don't remember.
Avatar 8:33pm TDK60:

Funny as I've aged, seen so many shows; some I recall very well, others are lost in the stage fog of yore...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm chresti:

I know...never mind, let's skank!
Avatar 8:35pm TDK60:

ha hee! ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm northguineahills:

THis Mutabaruka is sampled often....
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

this trinity is one of my favorite recordings, ever. incredible fun, wild Joe Gibbs production
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

& contains my favorite Soul Makossa quotation in music, of which there are so many contenders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm northguineahills:

Trinity is one of my fave deejays... (see his work w/ Yabby You).
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

RIP Manu Dibango
Avatar 8:39pm TDK60:

oh yeh, Manu Dibango just passed.
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

Trinity is so good NGH
Avatar 8:41pm TDK60:

I saw David Dichelle did a Manu D. set on Tue. Haven't been able to listen to it yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm doctorjazz:

Had to run for a bit, back for the end of that set, very nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm chresti:

Joe Gibbs is one I've seen a few times, I remember that he was good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm chresti:

Another show I've completely blanked on is Earl Zero.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm chresti:

Wow exotic harmonica.
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

Welcome back Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm doctorjazz:

I lost my harmonica, Albert!
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: yeah this is sort of a singular record. beautiful cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

this record is so special, I wish I had an actual copy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Little Danny:

Man I love this Islanders LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Little Danny:

Pittsburgh-area combo! Hella landlocked.
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm doctorjazz:

Cool record (you've brainwashed me, Flash)
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

very good Doc
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

some great stuff on Shango! particularly Voodoo Moon which I have to stop myself from playing on here every time I think of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Little Danny:

Love that version "Voodoo Moon," too. I think I've played it around Halloween before.
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

this can also be found on Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights from Numero group, compiled & researched by our own great Little Danny
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

@LD: one of my faves, I use it at a crucial point in my live shows (alongside sped up surfing footage) and I always marvel at its ability to excite and rally the senses
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Little Danny:

Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

That Polynesian Paradise LP is another marvel I hope to snag one day but have never seen in the wild
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Little Danny:

It's gotten more reliably "affordable" online
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Little Danny:

Like $15-20 with a bit of patience
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

need to remember to be vigilant because I, uh, "need" it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm chresti:

I have many matters to attend to at home, but I feel like I'm suspended in some kind of gel, like hand sanitizer, @TDK, @8:25
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Little Danny:

It crosses my path occasionally during my eBay foraging, I'll send you a link next time
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

grazi, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Little Danny:

Don't go home, Chresti, stay by your computer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Little Danny:

Have you ever dipped into Tom Recchion's music, Flash?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm chresti:

I am at home, LD
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

@LD: no, should I?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm chresti:

I love Chaotica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Little Danny:

Yes! I'll pluck some out to begin my show.
Avatar 9:21pm TDK60:

Chresti, I've had to check my temper, bad moods, by breathing slowly, trying to be mellow, use humor.
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

looking forward!
Avatar 9:23pm TDK60:

I bet others have realized that the Drummer corridor here is better able to continue along more normally than the main WFMU schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Doug Schulkind:

Wait, whut?! Little Danny birthed Technicolor Paradise?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Little Danny:

Haha, yes, hi Doug!
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: I know, he kept it real quiet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm northguineahills:

washing machine had been out for 6 weeks, my roommate kicked it today, and it worked again. These old clunkers are far superior then the "smart" washer and dryers my siblings have. I've been doing laundry non-stop since 5pm (each load takes 20 mins).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm northguineahills:

Oh, and Phil Moore is new to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm chresti:

Same here, TDK, deep breaths, if you can hold one for ten seconds, maybe one row your boat, etc, without coughing, you're okay.
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

Robert Barry's percussion on this album is just so perfect. dig the drums on Nubia (next up)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Little Danny:

@chresti: I believe you know Tom Recchion, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm chresti:

Haha ngh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm coelacanth∅:

TDK yes and it's funny to so often see the inadvertent declaration of lack of exploration when someone asks on one of the alternate streams if it's prerecorded or an archive.
Avatar 9:27pm TDK60:

Oh yeh Flash, this is a Top cut. Just the sound of the drums, everything really.
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: happy to arrange the introduction. both those albums are pretty special
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm chresti:

Yes! @Little Danny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm JtotheK:

aloha Flash, aloha explorers!
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

@TDK (9:23) - yes we are in some ways and very proud to be in this incredible gang at this eschatological moment of breakdown
Avatar 9:29pm TDK60:

Yeh Coel; I woulda thought WFMU listeners would be more brave. But, it was only maybe a year or so back I started really checking out Drummer. And still am just occasionally checking out Ichiban and Sheena.
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

Hi JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm coelacanth∅:

ngh i tried posting a damning review of my sister's "smart" clothes washer on the lowes (?...a few years ago) but they wouldn't post it.
it was entitled "a computer to wash clothes?"
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

I still need to dig in to Sheena and see what's going on there, it's right up my alley obviously
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Danny, I know Tom, but I will save the stories for later. I'm making dinner right now.
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

was passively listening to this the other day and it reached out and grabbed me and I had one of those drop-to-the-floor and just gape at the glory moments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm northguineahills:

two years ago, when I was on the way to Miami from Gainesville for a noise festival, I stopped at my brother's place to do two loads of laundry. First one took an hour, the second one took over an hour, and I was going to miss my friend's band, so I opened the lid and it broke. I didn't even bother to dry them (cracked the windows to w/ them draped over the seats worked).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm northguineahills:

(the lid didn't break, the whole washer did, and it took $200 to fix).
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

i have never had a washer about which i could form any opinion except that they have all been too loud
Avatar 9:37pm TDK60:

I live in an apt. building with a laundry in the basement, been nervous to go down there. Been doing hand laundry in a bucket but small items. When it comes to pants, sheets, etc. gonna have to go. Take a paper towel sprayed with alcohol to touch the knobs, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm coelacanth∅:

TDK yeah it's not like i'm always on top of everything. and i'm not insulting the folks i mention, but you probably know that.
- they're here now, after all!
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

wise. be safer than safe TDK
  9:39pm iArthurA:

Only came in on the third hour but damn can't wait to listen to the beginning hope you're maintaining Flash Strap and fellow Explorers (gah this Sabu track is life-giving)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm doctorjazz:

Really Like Nadenga!
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi Arthur!
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

All Sabu's "exotica" records are next-level good, god-tier
Avatar 9:41pm TDK60:

It's just that there's so much in WFMU to choose: the main schedule, the alternates, the archives. There's a lot to delve into.
  9:41pm JakeGould:

Hey all! I’m on the Drummer Stream more because I finally (before all of this Coronavirus stuff) sick of my radio reception issues. So I am now streaming with Bluetooth. So no FM for me but more variety.
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Welcome aboard Jake! always welcome in the Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm chresti:

If you can't wash clothes, hang/lay them in the sun. Is the recommendation I read somewhere.
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

when i lived in mexico that's all we ever did, but the sun was better there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm coelacanth∅:

my sister's "smart" washer (ge profile) always sucked; always took forever; never washed clothes clean...then it had to be moved up 2 steps, 8 feet total distance. it got even worse -wasting a ridiculous amount of time doing pointless things that i'm sure are programmed in just to dazzle the easily dazzled -like spinning really slowly for 3-4 minutes, then the other way, then doing nothing for several minutes, then gently rocking back & forth repeatedly.
it's probably a huge joke within the industry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

then it broke entirely before it was 8 years old and my sister said that's pretty good it lasted that long.
what the hell is wrong with people?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Someone please remind me to breathe.
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

breathe Doug, but don't forget to look both ways before you inhale
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Our motto on the Drummer Stream is "Bluetooth with a blowtorch." No it isn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm WR:

Very surprised I'm not familiar before now with Louis "Sabu" Martinez. Maybe some of my mentors skipped past him focusing just on Chano Pozo and later Cubans, but this recording is very interesting for its time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm coelacanth∅:

is that like "stupid with a flare gun"?
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: i recently picked up a copy of Jo Jones Trio on Everest, recorded by Raymond Scott, and have been thinking of you as I listen
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

@WR: Sabu did a great great album on Blue Note, Palo Congo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm doctorjazz:

That Sabu kept building and building, just amazing!
Thanks, Flash!
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

but his Sorcery! album is peak exotica genius
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm northguineahills:

I didn't know you lived in Mexico, Evan? donde?

Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Oh, my great pleasure Doc!
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

i need to do a Sabu show, really dig in. i keep meaning to
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: couple years managing an artist residency in the desert outside San Miguel de Allende, getting radicalized and tan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm northguineahills:

aye, never been there....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm chresti:

Stupid with a flare gun, ha coel.
Avatar 9:55pm TDK60:

Well gracias Flash, see ya soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm northguineahills:

Just realized I've only been to 5 Mexican States....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Thanks Flash, for the soothing the senses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Extraordinary programme Evan, even by your standards. i'll revisit for all i missed and didn't. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm WR:

Thank you for the music Flash!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thank you all so much for listening, and for your kind words! much love, stay safe, stay sane
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

  10:07pm JakeGould:

@Doug: Ha! Seriously, I was struggling with deciding whether to stream Bluetooth with a dongle and such. Bugt then I found a really cheap — yet good sounding — JBL portable speaker. On it’s own it’s fine. But the second I put it in a vintage wood box the sound is great. And the speaker is pretty much pocket sized.

Anyway, I am looking forward to taking a long walk through Brooklyn tomorrow. Been a few days (week?) since I left any hovel in Bay Ridge.
  1:43pm Bucci:

Flash Strap! I thought this project had been abandoned because I always listened to your playlists via your blogspot site, only to find I have almost a years worth of playlists to listen to! So happy, but why did you stop posting on the blogspot, out of curiousity? lots of love from Madrid!
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