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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 June 19, 2020

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Artist Track Album Label Year New Approx. start time
don  dirty   Options really, really happy  ja in the am  2020    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
malcolm goldie  nobody’s interested in you   Options the sound of malcolm  trunk  2020    0:06:23 (Pop‑up)
dinah washington  drinking again   Options drinking again    1962    0:12:27 (Pop‑up)
black flag  drinking and driving   Options In my head  SST  1985    0:19:25 (Pop‑up)
gray matter  give me a clue   Options food for thought    1985    0:22:28 (Pop‑up)
no trend  happiness   Options too many humans  no trend/drag city  1983/2020    0:25:37 (Pop‑up)
united mutation  white amerika   Options dark self image        0:32:54 (Pop‑up)
samuel goff  pikeville   Options     2020    0:34:13 (Pop‑up)
angel bat dawid  transition east   Options     2020    0:42:02 (Pop‑up)
biting tongues  black jesus   Options         0:50:05 (Pop‑up)
party dozen  ppd   Options pray for party dozen    2020    0:57:41 (Pop‑up)
the exorzist  blue demon 1   Options studio backing tracks    2019    1:01:29 (Pop‑up)
beatles  unable to get it together   Options this sounds very old. steely dan?    ?    1:06:16 (Pop‑up)
blue phantom  microchaos   Options distortions        1:07:27 (Pop‑up)
dan drohan  keno   Options if this guy tags me one more time saying thanks...        1:09:52 (Pop‑up)
jan dukes de grey  part of call of the wild / mice and rats in the loft   Options         1:12:24 (Pop‑up)
mameen 3 and rodion g.a.  wireless c   Options     2020    1:24:54 (Pop‑up)
jan hammer  song for my fathers vibes   Options tricking em with jazz    2020    1:29:25 (Pop‑up)
oksun ox  dreamboat screams up the river   Options I dont care i already told you  round bale recodings  2020    1:38:07 (Pop‑up)
goose  som folk ar mest   Options som folk ar mest  black sweat  2020    1:40:51 (Pop‑up)
harvey matusow's jew's harp band  clootch hunt   Options war between fats and thins  head      1:53:47 (Pop‑up)
guiseppi lelasi  3   Options         1:57:16 (Pop‑up)
the first minute of a new day  nov 3rd   Options s/t  seance centre  2020    2:00:45 (Pop‑up)
matthew shipp  first step   Options sonic friction  esp  2020    2:08:20 (Pop‑up)
cecil mcbee  tulsa black   Options mutima  india navigation  1973    2:20:08 (Pop‑up)
keith tippett  blues 1   Options blueprint  rca      2:25:51 (Pop‑up)
weekend with keith tippett  nostalgia   Options         2:29:43 (Pop‑up)
motohiko hamase  technodrome   Options technodrome  we release whatever the bad word we wanr  1992/2010    2:36:00 (Pop‑up)
kaitlyn aurelia smith  the steady heart   Options the mosaic of transformation  ghostly international  2020    2:42:08 (Pop‑up)
ami dang  tension, tensio, release   Options meditations mixtape vol. 1  leaving  2020  *   2:48:11 (Pop‑up)
jan hammer  dad?   Options as serious as your life    2020    2:52:08 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am YETI BOB:

First post!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am karlward:

Don Henley in the park
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Marley P. Dogg:

Morning everyone- happy Friday! Hit me with that dirty Henley
Avatar 9:04am John Allen:

Don henley is that guy on the bench
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am David (in London):

Hit us up Dr Jazz.
Avatar 9:04am John Allen:

Ride your bike on the other side of the walkway honey
Avatar 9:04am Jennica:

Good morn'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Marley P. Dogg:

Everyone be sure to buy something on bandcamp today www.npr.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am karlward:

And whatever you do, don't look Mr. Henley in the eyes
Avatar 9:05am Brad in Nanny Gorge:

Buenos Dias!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar 9:06am Chud:

I think I found my new alarm clock music...
  9:08am aw:

I could listen to this for hours. Has it actually been released/published anywhere or is it a bespoke special....?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am YETI BOB:

G'morning John! Hi Jennica and David (in London), nice to see you here today!
  9:09am B in Central PA:

the suspense is killing me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am adampsyche:

gm gonna make a bloody mary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Krys O.:

FYI TCM showed three more great movies that featured jazz music last night: The Warped Ones, Elevator to the Gallows and Knife in the Water.
Avatar 9:10am Mary from Lisbon:

nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Krys O.:

Just checked and those three films are streaming on Watch TCM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am David (in London):

Hey Yeti Bob, good to see you too man. How's Chicago?
Hi Jennica.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Threemoons:

Good morning JA, fellow AMers...TGIF from muggy Astoria, NYC
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am YETI BOB:

@KrysO: Thanks for the movie suggestions, I'm always on the lookout for good ones! I checked and those 3 films are also on the Criterion Collection. "Elevator to the Gallows" has a Miles Davis soundtrack, will definitely check that one out! "Knife in the Water" is by Polanski so I might take a pass on that one.
  9:16am ami ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all. WFMU strong. Got to go Postal,I'll be back.ShalomS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am David (in London):

Miles' 'Generique' from his 'Lift to the Scaffold' soundtrack always hovers around about to break into my all time top ten I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Krys O.:

I used to watch Knife in the Water with my Polish dad when it was shown on PBS in the 70s. He really enjoyed Andrzej Wajda's films. You can always listen to Krzystof Komeda's S/T to Knife. It's great.

Saw Elevator on the big screen many years ago. Never saw the Warped Ones. I DVRd it to enjoy when I have more leisure time.
Avatar 9:21am Jennica:

Hi David (iL). Hi YETI BOB. I'm happy to see you here, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Handy Haversack:

Good Juneteeth, JA, J'All. Been listening from the other room.

Afternoon, David! Morning, Jennica, Yeti Bob, Krys O., ami ad, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am lukavino:

jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am jmr3:

Hardcore Jazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Handy Haversack:

Anyone have the URL handy (wait, what?!) for that list of 1800 Black artists on Bandcamp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am YETI BOB:

@David: I'm pretty good, my sleep schedule is totally messed up: I fell asleep in the afternoon yesterday, then I was up most of night. Chicago is slowly opening up but I don't think people are taking too many risks - I had a few drinks in a beer-garden set up in a parking lot, tables all 10 feet apart. Our beloved lakeshore is still closed. I've got my little container garden on the balcony (flowers, tomatoes, herbs). Baby birds everywhere, I've had to rescue a few from my voracious cats. So I'm finding things to keep me from going completely insane. And I'm lucky to still be employed. But it's a rough time for everyone in the USA right now... nobody knows what's going to happen next, and iwe're all on pins and needles.
@Handy - good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am sydnius:

Is this a PSA¿
  9:25am Terr in DE:

unusually mellow for Black Flag. Henry sounds almost feminine here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am ackthpfft:

Great song from the Flag, but not a great album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am steveo:

good morning; that car crash SFX always wakes me up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am adampsyche:

what album was this from? also love the abrupt transitions
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am YETI BOB:

@Handy: up to over 2000 now! docs.google.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Yeti Bob! Better than Goggle any damn day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am YETI BOB:

Looks like it's also at www.blackbandcamp.info
Avatar 9:32am Jennica:

@Handy: Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am YETI BOB:

I have no connection to him but I want to plug Ben LaMar Gay because he's absolutely amazing. Cannot recommend this album highly enough: "Downtown Castles will Never Block the Sun" intlanthem.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am YETI BOB:

Another perfect Juneteenth Bandcamp purchase would be "Where Future Unfolds" by Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble - intlanthem.bandcamp.com... . OK that's enough from me! - going to drink coffee on the balcony and watch the birds flit around. Will be back later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Itzall Hear:

Good morning JA, 'morning everybody. Happy Juneteenth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am YETI BOB:

Oh shoot just one more: Angel Bat Dawid! A perfect voice for these times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Yeti Bob, if you check out my profile, there's some info on Bandcamp and causes and a link to a certain band there. If I may be so bold as to direct your attention there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am steveo:

my dear spouse saying year-end goodbyes to her class of preschoolers on a zoom call; so profoundly bizarre and sad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am coelacanth∅:

good morning John and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am YETI BOB:

@HH: Consider my attention directed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am Handy Haversack:

Hey, coela.
Avatar 9:59am John Allen:

Preschool via zoom profoundly sad. That grade should get a do over
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, pal! (Obvs., all are invited to check out the URLs and message in my profile on this day.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am coelacanth∅:

'morning Handy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am steveo:

can we all get a do-over?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am adampsyche:

wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am lukavino:

new Angel Bat Dawid came on as i was wrapping up my bandcamp order, sweet timing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

JA in the AM with the mayhem!
  10:04am steveL:

Great sets this morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am coelacanth∅:

slight highway star vibe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am karlward:

More like JL in the AM. Beatle Jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Andrew_in_WI:

Really like that bonkers version of Love Potion #9
  10:19am Mr. Palchepo.:

Is that a baritone guitar?
  10:22am morphe':

Can I get on the Guest list???? I am not a duque - but I am super Grey!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10:28am morphe':

Thinking of that LA Band now - Dangerous???? And the dude was dangerous....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Doug in JC:

Hey Handy! Quick question from a reader, maybe you know the answer? Who is responsible for the Dutch Kills Swing Bridge, MTA/LIRR or LIC Railways
Avatar 10:35am graphic_taco:

Good morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am lukavino:

kick em while dey up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Handy Haversack:

The operational one, Doug? I *think* it's MTA there since it goes into the construction yard. I can verify, though, by reaching out to Willis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Doug in JC:

I should know this. It's owned by LIRR but exclusively leased by NY&A. I have to assume the (non-existant) maintenance is under LIRR. And I think they're referring to the one that's stuck in the closed position, the southernmost one
  10:40am Morphe’:

My father’s vibes... impoverished Irish Immigrant disabled Korean War vet - not good vibe. I take me Ma,s vibes
  10:48am hotcornet:

In a Mist- by Bix Beiderbecke done hip hop...love this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am Handy Haversack:

Doug, can you point me toward the source article?
  10:53am Tom in St. Paul:

Some folk are messed (up). Actually I think it means "As people are most."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Passaic River Blues:

Loving the Goose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Doug in JC:

@Handy It's more of an old blog post www.bridgesnyc.com...
  11:00am ami ad:

Hi.Much fun to be had at the local Post Office.Good morning Americaca.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am brainiac:

Hi ami ad. Show us on the doll where the postman touched you.
  11:07am ami ad:

@brainiac:It was the clerk.Appreciate the support.I wanted to leave a good word on the USPS website the other day,they accept only complaints.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Itzall Hear:

Re; "Nov 3rd". Beautiful, languid summer music for the soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Handy Haversack:

Doug, did you ever see the NBBC Haunted Paddles on Halloween? That bridge always features prominently.

I didn't realize we were talking about the disused one -- if ANYONE takes responsibility, it would be the RR, but I bet it's just left to NYPD to keep those meddlesome kids off it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am coelacanth∅:

a few years ago i went to my local post orifice to put in a good word for my usual mail carrier and they said i had to fill out a form. i said can't you just pass the compliment on to the management?
"sure i'll tell him"
  11:19am ami ad:

@coelcabtho:Yeah,seems like they are used to complaints only,and definitely trying to make things hard when you go there.Fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Handy Haversack:

Um, Doug, why did I not know about bridgesnyc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Passaic River Blues:

Harvey Matusow post referenced by JA:
blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar 11:24am John Allen:

Thanks prb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am coelacanth∅:

got to head out hopefully catch some of Uncle M's reggae party later
Thanks John!
tchau y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am brainiac:

While reading that post about Harvey Matusow, I thought it must be Bill Brasky (SNL) style apocrypha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Doug in JC:

@Handy, yeah, I remember pictures of that.

Bridgesnyc has been on hiatus for a while, unfortunately
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Krys O.:

A few years ago, I left a commendation about a NJ Transit bus driver and they actually contacted me to confirm my identity. When I've complained about problem drivers in the past, I get a standard form letter emailed response.
  11:34am morphe':

Handy- Doug - it is possible to walk the rails from Bush Terminal (65 St/4th ave Sunset Park)- to English Kills Brige/Newtown Creek.. Possible to have hassles with Cops/MTA approaching - around - leaving -B'Way Junction/Eastern Pkway... was never a problem before 9-11 but now ..
got accused of terrorism --- A good thing do do is go out to the Jamaica Bay Bird Sanctuary and get free cards claiming that you are a Voluntary Urban Ranger ... It worked for me and my friends I took to the rails ... they kicked us out of the tracks but no trespass/terrorism charges and no fines ... we said we were looking to photo wildlife!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Handy Haversack:

That's fantastic, morphe'!

Yeah, I have not tried walking subway tunnels (or the QMT!) since 9/11.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Doug in JC:

@Handy I had a good time running subway tunnels 2004-2013 or so
  11:39am nok:

climbing thru caves on the Andaman coast...boom box blasting this. life is good :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Doug in JC:

@morphe is physically possible, but I don't recommend it. I don't know if/what they enforce now or then, I never got caught!
Avatar 11:50am Mike W:

another great one JA, thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Passaic River Blues:

NOK is doing it right. Banging FMU in Thailand by the sea.
  11:51am morphe':

Thanks JA and all at WFMU On-Line University....
Avatar 11:54am John Allen:

Hey mike! And dusty...thanks everybody for being here....JA
  11:56am ami ad:

Thank you D.J. Crew. JobLess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am listener 126464:

Thanks John, really like your show. Thanks crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Handy Haversack:

Thanks, JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm steveo:

where does the time go? Thanks JA!
Avatar 12:02pm John Allen:

Time goes to Bryce! See ya everyone
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