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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 May 17, 2020

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Rose City Band  Wee Hours > Wildflowers   Options Summerlong  Thrill Jockey  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Mick Softley  You Go Your Way I'll Go Mine   Options Sunrise  CBS  0:12:18 (Pop‑up)
Help Yourself  Your Eyes Are Looking Down   Options Help Yourself  Liberty  0:16:18 (Pop‑up)
Barry Melton  Mountains in Dreamland   Options The Fish  UA  0:20:51 (Pop‑up)
Chilliwack  Changing Reels   Options Chilliwack  A&M  0:24:08 (Pop‑up)
Matt Valentine  Been There For You   Options Galactic Ooze  Doobie  0:38:48 (Pop‑up)
Tambourinen  Power To   Options Wooden Flower  Tambourinen  0:43:07 (Pop‑up)
Warren Byrom  Ballad of Ann Lee   Options Dreaming the Sun  Drowned Lands  1:03:38 (Pop‑up)
Robert Thomas Velline  Every Opportunity   Options Nothin' Like a Sunny Day  UA  1:09:45 (Pop‑up)
Vince Martin  Summerwind   Options If the Jasmine Don't Get You...The Bay Breeze Will  Capitol  1:12:28 (Pop‑up)
Ron Elliott  Deep River Runs Blue   Options The Candlestickmaker  WB  1:16:05 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green  Summer Brings the Sunshine   Options Summer Brings the Sunshine  Numero  1:18:58 (Pop‑up)
The Brazda Brothers  Nature   Options The Brazda Brothers  Void  1:23:11 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan and The Band  Goin' to Acapulco   Options The Basement Tapes  Columbia  1:26:01 (Pop‑up)
Willie P. Bennett  Down to the Water   Options Tryin' To Start Out Clean  Woodshed  1:31:33 (Pop‑up)
Big Front Yard  In Your Wagon   Options Big Front Yard  Thylacine Records  1:37:08 (Pop‑up)
Huckle  Good Morning   Options Upon a Once Time  Mapache  1:44:19 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead  Candyman   Options Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA, 4/18/70  Rhino  1:53:30 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 10:02pm northguineahills:

Let me take a wild guess, the Rose City Band is from Portland, OR....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Yes:

hello jeff, scott and friends. pleased to see there is new rose city band coming out
  10:02pm jdcon:

Hey bro tuning in from Jackson Wyoming
  10:02pm saucerful:

Hey Jeff, thanks for being here on this lovely Sunday in quarantine. Hello Avant Ghettoers :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm pavlovsfrog:

can't wait for the new album...loving this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm mariano:

Hey Jeff and Scott, people!
Avatar 10:03pm Jeff Conklin:

Evening, everybody. New RCB is fuego
  10:03pm saucerful:

Thank you Scott too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Gaylord Fields:

Once again post-show, I'm parked in my virtual driveway listening to Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm chresti:

Hi Jeff and advanced ghetto dwellers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Uncle Michael:

Beautiful. I'm not hanging out...just wanted to say hi, and thanks in advance, Jeff.
Avatar 10:04pm Joe B:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Tome:

Hey Jeff Conklin ty for being here and keeping the flag and the station flying ever so high
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Franco Twinkie:

Jeff! This person playing guitar is really making me swoon!
Avatar 10:05pm Jeff Conklin:

@Gaylord: This jam necessitates taking a virtual drive...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm ParUbi:

Hey Jeff, hello everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Pauly from Clifton:

Hello Jeff and fellow travelers! I hope you're all doing well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Tome:

love where the jams are and where they're going to as always ,,,
Avatar 10:08pm Aaron:

Tuning in from Indy. Hey everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Scott Williams:

That great FMU Sunday night vibe continues, thanks Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Gaylord Fields:

@Jeff: Gas is cheap, the roads are empty. I've set the cruise control.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Tome:

agrees with the above wholeheartedly and thank you Scott too
Avatar 10:11pm northguineahills:

Nice YLT vibes from RCB....
Avatar 10:12pm slugluv1313:

hello Jeff and everyone!
very cool opener
  10:12pm carmen:

is this the dead covering a neu cut?
  10:13pm Carmichael:

Heya Jeff and heads.
  10:18pm Carmichael:

Wait. Kevin Spacey played drums on this??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm joeray:

This Help Yourself track sounds a lot like post-Monkees Mike Nesmith.
  10:21pm smithwick:

what a fine show tonight already. many thanks. excellent rcb
Avatar 10:22pm northguineahills:

@carmen: Wilco's Spiders (Kidsmoke) scratches the psyche americana meets neu! motorik itch/
  10:22pm Carmichael:

Barry Melton was the Yolo County Public Defender for 30 years.
  10:23pm PJ:

Getting a Danny Whitten-era Crazy Horse vibe from the last couple of songs, very nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm ParUbi:

mmm, soggy cold french fries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm sboston:

Why did that flute riff remind me of the Rocky theme?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Yes:

love this set
Avatar 10:28pm RabidRabbit:

Good time of day to all :)!
  10:29pm jnolan:

saying hello from Los Angeles, great groove goin so far Jeff!
  10:31pm billthecat:

That Help Yourself tune was smoking!
  10:32pm Carmichael:

I loved Chilliwack back in the day because of their name. I didn’t know it was a town in Canada.
  10:32pm billthecat:

Danny Whitten-era Crazy Horse: When Neil Young had a doo-wop group as his back-up band...literally.
  10:33pm Jeff Conklin:

Carmichael throwing all kinds of info out there.
  10:36pm Carmichael:

Some of it may even be correct!
Avatar 10:43pm TDK60:

Avatar 10:48pm Joe B:

@bill - danny and the memories!
Avatar 10:49pm slugluv1313:

bummer i missed Chilliwack!
  10:49pm PJ:

Enjoying the freak out.
  10:53pm billthecat:

@joeb circle gets a square. this track is def a freak out
  10:54pm Carmichael:

@slugluv, do you know Chilliwack?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm mariano:

What a jam, this Tambourinen!
  10:57pm Jon:

This Tambourinen! :-0
Avatar 10:58pm Jeff Conklin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm mariano:

Wow, it's all one guy, respect!
  10:59pm billthecat:

baby on board...first family show, jeff?
Avatar 11:00pm sgtpeepaw:

shame that Tambourinen tape sold out.. off to discogs we go
Avatar 11:00pm northguineahills:

I thought that was Matt Valentine! (heard it in the car, didn't want to look at it in the car.
  11:02pm Dean:

Hot Tuna recorded their first album three blocks from where I sit. Joint's now an auto body shop.
  11:03pm Carmichael:

@Jeff, like Catcher in the Rye. When I see it, I have to buy it. When I don’t see it, I have to find it.
Avatar 11:04pm TDK60:

I'm not going unmasked again, my new mysterious style. I'll dress like Zorro till the end of my days. k?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm chresti:

Franco called me a Bandit Queen, the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm Franco Twinkie:

TDK Some people in Orange County wrap themselves with and American flag to protect themselves from the virus before going outside. I seen 'um!
Avatar 11:10pm TDK60:

Franco, betcha have. Hola Bandita.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm chresti:

Hola El Zorro.
Avatar 11:13pm RabidRabbit:

LOL, looking from outside in, it's even more bizarre. Not to get too political but I could at least understand people being silly about climate change as it's kind of a more abstract concept to them. I thought, that with COVID being more immediate, supporters of a certain president will be more sensible. But no, I was wrong....

Avatar 11:17pm TDK60:

R.Rabbit. Sometimes I even pinch myself to see if I'm really awake. Then, I go wash my hands.
  11:19pm kevinc73:

Hello from Portland, OR. Just tuned in a little bit ago, but it looks like I missed the heady jamz from the first set.
Avatar 11:20pm RabidRabbit:

@TDK60 Crazy times for sure...:)
  11:21pm kevinc73:

Folks here are going out without masks pretty much everywhere since they lifted the stay-at-home order in most Oregon counties on Friday. I've sequestered myself, because these folks ain't using coming sense.
Avatar 11:28pm RabidRabbit:

Reminds me of the phrase "common sense isn't all that common" :P
  11:28pm Kevin Doyle:

Great Dylan tune w/Band
  11:30pm kevinc73:

@Rabid Yeah, no doubt. Realized that I mistyped the phrase "common sense", but you got the gist.
Avatar 11:30pm TDK60:

Love that organ. How did they get that organ down in that basement? Or was there a garage door?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31pm chresti:

Maybe a freight elevator.
  11:32pm JakeGould:

The organ lived there.
Avatar 11:33pm slugluv1313:

they finally convinced Mrs. Henry???
  11:34pm JakeGould:

@kevinc73: In NYC the most obnoxious things is bars being open for “to go” beer and people hovering around, no masks, drunk in the middle fo the street.

No use on asking police: They show up, waive people away and then the drunk (predominantly white) folks just go back to being sad drunks on the sidewalk. No fun or joy there.
Avatar 11:34pm TDK60:

Oh yeah, the photo shows a garage door, likely went into the basement. en.wikipedia.org...
  11:35pm phat:

great show tonight. I look forward to this show every week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm chresti:

They had no coming sense, either, it seems.
  11:36pm kevinc73:

@JakeGould Sounds pretty obnoxious to me. Wish people would get that this shit is not to be taken lightly.
Avatar 11:36pm TDK60:

Or maybe they just used the regular door on the left, if the organ was skinny enough.
  11:37pm kevinc73:

@Chresti- Indeed. Coming sense will be the new catch phrase that takes the world by storm, but well... not really.
  11:38pm JakeGould:

@kevinc73: Agreed. An before anyone says I am a “narc” I’m talking 3:00pm on a Sunday with old people wearing masks and using walkers passing by. Worse than 3:00am drunks in a bar.
Avatar 11:40pm TDK60:

I have a similar situation across the street from me, Jake. My Zorro training tells me: best to not engage with such, more thrilling adventures elsewhere.
  11:40pm Dean:

Common sense is overrated, precisely because it's common.
  11:40pm JakeGould:

Anyway, this list for Big Pink really shows off how ugly the interior is. No cohesive style past seemingly renovating one room at a time. So ugly. www.homeaway.com...
  11:40pm kevinc73:

Maybe we need to start using uncommon sense.
  11:43pm JakeGould:

@TDK60: I agree. The reality is we’re now at a point in NYC where all types of people are pulling some “Those rules are not for me…” macho B.S. So dense and dumb.

Also, how can you argue with people who are paying $5 a can for $2 a can beer they can *literally* get right across the street.

Own container laws are effectively on hold. So people should just fill their S’well bottles with cheaper booze and walk around instead.
Avatar 11:43pm RabidRabbit:

Evolved sense, hehe
  11:43pm Jordan:

Jeff, great show tonight. Do you know if the folks who put this out did any digital download for it? I love these guys every time you play them, but don’t have the cash to get the double LP to the states
Avatar 11:44pm Jeff Conklin:

@Jordan: Man, I wish they did sell a digital version but I don't think so. I wrote to the label for a download and he sent me a CDR :/
  11:46pm kevinc73:

This last set is the perfect music for chillin' on a lazy Sunday evening. Really dug the Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green and the Brazda Brothers.
  11:47pm Jordan:

Lol, damn. I’ll keep my eye out.
Avatar 11:47pm TDK60:

Thanks Jeff. Where'd that show go?
  11:48pm JakeGould:

Thanks for the sounds, Jeff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49pm mariano:

Aww, I heard a baby voice in the background :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51pm chresti:

Thanks Jeff! It's summer-like spring, here.
  11:51pm kevinc73:

Thanks Jeff! This show really flew by for me, as I didn't tune in until the second set. Next time, I'll try to check in for the whole show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm mariano:

Thank you Jeff and Scott, take care everybody!
Avatar 11:53pm RabidRabbit:

Thanks very much, Jeff and everyone:)
Avatar 11:54pm Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for listening, everybody. And big ups to Scott W at the controls...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm Mike & Dusty:

Jeff, good news!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54pm chresti:

Thanks Scott and skeletons!
  11:55pm Dan B-moon:

Thanks Jeff!!! Great to hear the little one in the background!!
  11:55pm kevinc73:

Take care and stay safe everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm Franco Twinkie:

I fell asleep reading the Sunday paper but, this woke me up!
  11:58pm mewidmer:

Thanks again for another splendid Sunday eve ✌️
Avatar 12:09am slugluv1313:

thanks so much, Jeff and skeletons!
  7:40am Anders Hansen:

That Mick Softley song... Amazing stuff
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