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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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Options May 22, 2020

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
Neil rolnick  Wake up   Options     0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Larry coryell  hermann wright man w/o country   Options     0:06:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Marc jonson  the return to the relief   Options     0:10:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Herb diamante  Rain prison   Options     0:15:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mb jones  Im not jealous   Options     0:20:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Glen meadmore  Blissful thing   Options     0:25:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ono  I dream of sodomy   Options     0:30:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lawrence Kim  messenger   Options   2020   
Pink floyd  Us and them   Options     0:47:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The stallion  Run like hell   Options     0:54:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The homosexuals  Hearts in exile   Options     0:57:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Carl Erdmann  Devil worship   Options Bizarrophytes    1:01:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Still house plants  Shy song   Options Fast edits    1:04:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Oksun ox  Parental   Options     1:07:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Asher Gamedze  Siyabulela   Options     1:16:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jan hammer  My fathers vibes   Options Sketches in jazz  2020  1:28:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nate morgan  Ugmaager   Options     1:42:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
James mason  Rhythm of life   Options     1:38:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun ra  Celestial realms   Options Oblique parallax    1:53:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun ra  Love in outre space   Options Aurora borealis    1:57:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun ra  Why was i born?   Options At the pitt inn    2:02:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun ra  Between two worlds   Options Angels demons at play    2:09:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun ra  A call for all demons   Options Angels demons at play    2:10:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
V  You have three new telepathic messages   Options     2:15:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Julianna barwick  Inspirit   Options     2:16:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Noveller  Canyons   Options     2:20:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
M quake  Fall in love with yourself dub   Options     2:23:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Evan Caminiti   Varispeed hydra   Options     2:28:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Us girls  Heavy light   Options     2:31:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nonlocal forecast  Cloud hidden   Options     2:43:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Pulse emitter  Ripples   Options     2:43:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
33EMYBW  Arthropods continent   Options Arthropods    2:50:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:01am David in London:

Yo, JA, it’s the AM, welcome. Hello Allenites.
  Swag For Life Member 9:02am Deborah:

Good morning! Haven't heard Wake Up...Liked it...
  9:02am David in London:

Please measure out one NRu and dispense.
Avatar 9:03am John Allen:

Dr orders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Handy Haversack:

Morning, JA, J'All. Friday times are here again.

David, how goes? The liquor bank was having a special sale on Tomintoul 16, so I grabbed us a bottle. Stanley said he'd drop by for a dram, too.

I think NRus are whisky-soluble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Marley P. Dogg:

Morning JA - hope you’re well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Marley P. Dogg:

Handy - nice score!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Handy Haversack:

I couldn't afford not to, Marley! Slainte!
  9:09am David in London:

Hey Handy. Good score my man. I’ll be round later with some cashews and a bag of ice.
  9:09am winston legthigh:

tomintoul 16 sounds lovely, i was recently instructed to fill the decanter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Wake up and shake up. Any damage from the storm last Friday night, JA?
  9:11am karen eliot:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am George of Troy:

Morning, John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Jeezy:

Charming fellow, this Marc Jonson...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Jeezy:

Wow, he's from LI, wrote songs for Dave Edmunds and the Roches...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am WoodsOfNH:

I would like to point out that there are less than 6 hours until Quarantini Time(tm).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am WoodsOfNH:

Also, this Herb Diamante fella has a serious Nick Cave jones going on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am dei xhrist:

I don't know what's going on audibly and I endorse it.
  9:22am Mwah!:

WFMU, stumping Shazam since...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Jeezy:

I'm pretty jealous of vibrators, these days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Jeezy:

@Mwah... also, WFMU, The Land That Spotify Forgot...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Handy Haversack:

@Woods, I actually start summer Fridays this week! I am supposed to stop work at 1 PM. Which means Quarantini Time(tm) just got a lot more closerer!

("A lot more closerer" copyight (c) QuarantiniCorp, a CrudR company.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am WoodsOfNH:

@Handy Nice! My traditional Quarantini Time(tm) of course starts when Sheila's show begins at 3Pm EST. It's hot here today (83) so a gin & tonic is indicated..but I'm out of tonic water so I'm thinkin' Old Fashioned.
Avatar 9:33am John Allen:

Mornin george. Hey karen and everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Threemoons:

Good morning JA, fellow AMers. Getting slow start today...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am WoodsOfNH:

This show is what happens when you're stuck in your barn for too long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Threemoons:

Love this Ono btw.
  9:35am muckgeist:

ONO! Seeing them last year was a highlight of 2019. I danced my ass off, and I'm generally not an ass-off dancer. Much love for Ono!
  9:40am David in London:

Ono forgot rum and the lash, so one out of three. Must try harder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Handy Haversack:

Wait'll Cuchchulainn here's about this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am melinda:

Hi everyone
  9:43am David in London:

Hi Melinda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Crudbringer:

Morning everyone. Long weekend here. Outside installing fenders. Glad the birds (and the GROUND SQUIRRELS) are serenading JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Blacktooth:

Great show today JA. Can you tell me again what was playing behind you at mic break? I reached for a pen and my mind erased what you said....
  9:46am David in London:

Bringer of Crud. I salute thee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Jim the Poet:

It's the John Allen Show! The official start of the weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Crudbringer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Crudbringer:

Man it must be Floyd week huh, Glen J played The Trial past show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Crudbringer:

Gentlefolx! Back atchya!
Avatar 9:50am John Allen:

Hey jim. I draw a thin line over here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Handy Haversack:

Clay led with Floyd, too. Julie, of course, is reliably Floyd.
  9:59am Binky:

Ben Wallers! I knew it was him straight away but had to google to make sure. (The Stallion)
God Country Teasers were awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am DJ Guin:

any credence to the rumors ONO broke up "1964: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band"?
  10:07am ami ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all. Another day,another JA.Too many mainstream bands on the airwaves lately.Hope all are well.
  10:09am johnc:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Handy Haversack:

You out in the sunshine, ami ad? Feels good.
Avatar 10:09am John Allen:

Oh, the mainstream bands will be fine Ami
Avatar 10:10am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am terminalhipness:

time for jazz
  10:12am ami ad:

@Handy Haversack:I try to avoid being in the sun as much as I can.@John Allen:I know they will be fine,no need to send them support...Appreciate the Musica.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am Crudbringer:

I always imagine JA holding a long pencil-thin mic like Bob Barker used on his game show.
  10:17am thormagma on mobile:

good morning to you JA and fellow listeners. still need to peep that new ono, best band ive ever seen
Avatar 10:23am Lixiviated Life:

I've heard all sorts of music, sounds, and vibrations coming from WFMU over the years,
and i'm often puzzled when I hear a DJ say, "you wont hear (name of musician)..." for whatever reason.
I tune in because I want to hear everything and anything that might be at all interesting to someone.
I don't get it, but I'm willing to listen.

So, Dear John,
Embrace the freedom of free form.
Release your inner Pink Floyd
( you know you want to).
Avatar 10:24am Mike & Dusty:

I’ve known JA for a good many years, and his Pink Floyd is outer, not inner.
Avatar 10:25am jake6573:

best jam ever heard Siyabuela
Avatar 10:25am Lixiviated Life:

@ Mike & Dusty
I stand corrected.
  10:27am ami ad:

@Lixivated Life:We were promised Freeform.And Freeform we get.JobLess.
Avatar 10:27am John Allen:

Thx for the backup M&D. LL it was more a commentary on the best Floyd tribute band, the Stallion. My promise to all is that if you hear Floyd during my 3 hours, you’ve also got to hear the Stallion
  10:28am Crei6hton:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am Handy Haversack:

No objection here to the Stallion!
  10:30am Naila:

Damn tuned in too late and missed Herb Diamanté! I saw him once with friends and then we saw him again about a year later and me and my friend could remember all the words to some of the songs.
  10:30am ami ad:

I support my local D.J.
Avatar 10:30am Lixiviated Life:

@John Allen
Fair enough.
This coming from a listener who once listened to 3 hours of Toto's "Africa" and various dubious covers of same.
Needless to say, I am fully invested.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am TomDash:

Good morning John Allen and jazz-heads. Looks like I tuned in just in time....Jan Hammer Time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am mariano:

DJ Guin (@10:02) - John Lennon broke up Fluxus. Morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Mariano! How's Friday treating you?
Avatar 10:38am Mike & Dusty:

freeform means you trust the DJ, and i trust this one, for better or (quite definitely) worse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am mariano:

Hey what's up Handy. All good here, how are you doing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am iiibeat:

A Birthday Card For The Dead Bones of Sun Ra

And . . The word was made fresh. My conditioned habits of agreement have been destroyed!
I now embrace meaninglessness in a symbiotic movement of flesh and breath. My evolution through modalities of interpretation is as consistent as the Sun Star!
I gather knowledge through agnostic forces of awareness and I scatter seeds of thought in a performance mirroring that of a perennial forest.
Magnetized. Stratified. Plucked and blown.
Electricity, temperature and bone.
Echoes in the horizon. Faces on the trees. Sounds in the ground and colors in the planets.
My heart beats and my toes make points. Space is the place and action is the joint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Handy Haversack:

Not too bad. Oddly, we start summer Fridays now. At least, it feels odd. Have to remember to stop working at 1 and just Bryce out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am p20:

a week or two ago i told my sax-playing, Sun Ra-loving friend that i felt like we were living at the end of the world. and he said "“It's After the End of the World, Don't You Know That Yet?”. Happy Birthday Sun Ra!
  10:47am David in London:

Hey Mariano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am p20:

he was just so far ahead of the rest of us. the world is still catching up to Sun Ra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am p20:

Hi David, Handy, Lix, JA, everyone. I just woke up with a thick hangover. Was sitting up by the fire pit, by myself, until around 4:30 AM. It was the neighbor's birthday, we had socially distanced soiree, everyone else went to bed and I just stayed up until the sun started to come out, drinking and listening to to the birds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Handy Haversack:

There are far worse ways to spend a night, p20, that is for damn sure. Nice to see you here, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am listener 126464:

Thanks JA, cheers everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am mariano:

Hi David!
  10:56am David in London:

Hey p20. Sometimes you’ve just got to do that sort of thing. I sat up late myself, too, funnily enough. It was just such a lovely night, warm and totally still. Life goes by so fast that sometimes you’ve just got to stop and look at it, otherwise you might miss something. (As that great sage of Chicago, Mr Bueller, might say...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am p20:

slivovitz. homemade. from serbia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am p20:

Hi David. Yeah, we can't go to the bar (pub) so sometimes the yard (garden) functions as a substitute
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Handy Haversack:

Whoa. Nice. I'm thinking Albariño and yard work in just a couple of hours from now.
  11:07am ami ad:

@Handy Haversack:That sounds nice.Trying to get a setup in the back too,no access to the yard but rather see trees and hear chirps instead of cars and horns.
  11:09am ami ad:

Anybody listen to a Paul Leni movie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am WillCrete:

That solo rendering of "Love in Outer Space" was really magnificent. Thanks JA. Have been looking forward to a second morning of myth-science listening celebrating this earth arrival anniversary of the teacher Sun Ra. (I got to enjoy DJ Trouble's salute to Ra yesterday morning).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am p20:

@ami ad: in college i took a class on "history of german cinema". and we never learned about Paul Leni. (Just looked him up now). Looks like I have some catching up to do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am TomDash:

loving this little Sun Ra run...thanks JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Handy Haversack:

@ami ad, yeah, I spend as much time as possible back here with the sparrows and mourning doves. It has really helped me keep it together, honestly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Carmichael:

Hi kids. Just thought I'd drop on in and listen on along.
  11:18am ami ad:

@p20:The other night a movie appeared on the youtube,a 1927 Norwegian horror movie.Was great sounds all around,not a word.
  11:20am ami ad:

@Handy Haversack:Gonna twist one up,and hit the fire escape.Got another radio in the bedroom,so I can still listen to JA.
Avatar 11:23am Lixiviated Life:

was wathcing sergei eisenstein's Ivan the terrible earlier this week. Wondered if something like that would be made now days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Krys O.:

  11:29am brandog:

Thanks JA. Bit of a rocky morning. This set helped a lot
Avatar 11:29am John Allen:

Hey KO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am p20:

@Lix: They don't make 'em like they used to!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Jeezy:

John! it seems the album was called Varispeed Hydra but no song with that title?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am adampsyche:

good morning from one catskills refuge to another
Avatar 11:38am Lixiviated Life:

although, last week I watched Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu the Vampire" and like it as much as Mernau's 1922 film.
Then again Herzog's film was made 1979
Avatar 11:38am Ed B of the Shawangunk Ridge:

Good morning ... Checking in from Sullivan County atop the Shawangunk Ridge.
  11:39am ami ad:

Yeah,out on the fire escape,sure sounds great here in Bed-Stuy,coming clear on the airwaves today.Thanks much.
  11:40am listener mike:

Hello from DC, loving the show this AM. Big thanks!!!
Avatar 11:40am Lixiviated Life:

@ Ed B
Have you noticed any climbers at the crags?
Avatar 11:41am Ed B of the Shawangunk Ridge:

I'm south of the rock climber part in Mamakating. Mostly hillbillies up these parts.
  11:43am arlo:

sounding perfect out here near point reyes. feeling lucky to wake up to this & wishing i was up for the first sets...
Avatar 11:43am Ed B of the Shawangunk Ridge:

There's always the archives @arlo
  Swag For Life Member 11:43am Frank B:

Morning, John. Margaretville here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am adampsyche:

hi frank! arkville here!
Avatar 11:46am John Allen:

Hey Frank, due south just west of the rondout reservoir
Avatar 11:47am Ed B of the Shawangunk Ridge:

Love the Shadowlands Theatre up that way.
  11:55am ami ad:

Super tunes today too.Thanks and Praise JA,Skeletons,Crew.JobLess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Krys O.:

Thanks, JA!
Avatar 11:56am spodiodi:

thanks JA!
(caught the last few tracks)
  11:57am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, JA (I'm exercising and panting but had to get my thanks in!)
Avatar 11:58am John Allen:

Thx for hangin Ami, be safe i was back in bed stuy a couple days and saw a gaggle of fratlike bros walking into a bodega
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Doobois:

Thanks, JA. I've never felt closer to you. (Cos I'm in Orange County, just below ya.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am mariano:

Thanks JA and crew, bye everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am listener 126464:

Thank you John.
  11:59am ami ad:

Brooklyn Zoo.Peace out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm terminalhipness:

@John Allen - Another winding road trip with several stopovers at bliss... Thanks John!!!
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