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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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Don  Dirty Santa   Options
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Beefheart  there ain't no santa claus on the evening stage   Options
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Shawn Hansen  drumming carol   Options
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bryan ferry/roxy music  giddy up (sleighride)   Options
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ryuichi sakamoto  merry christmas mr lawrence   Options
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bill evans  peace piece   Options
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santa's jazz  santa's jazz   Options
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barry morgan and ray cooper  child themes   Options
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tom recchion  a christmas filled with tears   Options
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joseph byrd  silent night   Options
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hauskaa joulua  valkea joulu   Options
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basinski  silent night   Options
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fripp  silent night   Options
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phil kline  unsilent night   Options
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ekkehard ehlers  turkey song   Options
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wally badarou  the dachstein angels   Options
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grace jones  drummer boy   Options
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jonathan kane  drummer boy   Options
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harold budd & john foxx  when the city stops for snow   Options
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purple mountains  snow is falling in manhattan   Options
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max roach  in the red (a christmas carol)   Options
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gary peacock & robert kaddouch  jingle bells   Options
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mars williams  an ayler christmas   Options
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jan hammer  winter solstice   Options
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jacques van erven  longfellow's christmas bells   Options
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gudrun gut & frieder butzmann & friends  white christmas   Options
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pascal comelade  creche musicale et plastique   Options
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douglas leedy  deck th ehalls   Options
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best mall organ salesman  jimgle bells / sleigh ride / rudolph   Options
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pepper mill rondo  xmas x 3   Options
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douglas bregger  silent night   Options
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culturcide  depressed christmas   Options
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jerry thackray  all i want for christmas is you   Options
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woo  snowdrops   Options
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asmr xmas with the gerogerigegege  shhhh   Options
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cal hand  xmas slide   Options
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christian marclay  the sounds of christmas   Options
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am Handy Haversack:

Now *that's* dirty!

Merry days, JA, J'All.
  9:00am Listener Bop Monroe:

good merry from drenched Tannersville Mr JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am Handy Haversack:

(Opus caught rickets from bats?!)
Avatar 9:01am Deborah:

Good Morning!
Avatar 9:02am John Allen:

LBM same here in upper sullivan county. sprung a new
roof leak in the barn
  9:03am annette:

you folks are crazynice
  9:03am ami ad:

Hello DJ. Hello all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Handy Haversack:

So odd -- usually the stream is way behind the FM signal, but after I said hi, I went into the bathroom and put on the boombox there, and it was Todd's sign-off. Some sort of Christmas-based temporal anomaly? Rain slowing down the FM waves? Barn distortion?
  9:06am Sarah:

Jingle jingle jingle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am YETI BOB:

Listen to some music (music)
Maybe just talking (talking)
As long as we're together!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am YETI BOB:

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Avatar 9:09am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

OK - I'ma give benefit of doubt that even if we're holiday themed here - the Music will be worthy...
  9:09am T-Man:

Shazam thinks this is Dirty Laundry by Don Henley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am HyperDose:

ugh this cat isn't going to brush himself. BRB guys!
  9:10am ami ad:

yeah, something is off with the fm signal. 2 minutes delay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Krys O.:

Season's Greetings!
  9:11am Malcolm.:

Merry Christmas JA and wfmu pals
  9:11am Philippe bastille:

Hi everyone, Merry Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am dave wuz here:

a 2 dollar room and a 2 dollar broom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Handy Haversack:

Maybe Bruce chewed through the time control cable?
  9:13am ami ad:

the beefheart song just started here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am YETI BOB:

@HH: I suspect faster-than-light neutrinos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

It's the "Quantum Don" effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am Handy Haversack:

Someone tell LIGO that their holiday is canceled!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am steveo:

merry friday everyone.

last night at midnight I but on my santa hat and broke into wfmu and put an extra 600 million meters of wire into the connection that feeds the transmitter so now the stream is way ahead.
  9:17am Listener Bop Monroe:

sandy klorr is coming to town
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am YETI BOB:

@HH: You think those guys ever take a break? Have a look at this: www.ligo.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am dave wuz here:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Doug in JC:

7 Minute Delay
  9:20am ami ad:

giddy up
  9:20am GListener MW:

Merry Christmas, Mx. EVERY ONE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Handy Haversack:

@YB: Weighty stuff!

Gotta go feed the neighbor's cat. Right back!
  9:23am D:

Awesome playlist already! Merry Christmas and happy holidays JA and fellow listeners. 🎄⛄☃️🤶🎅
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am dale:

90.1 keeps taking a dump off the air for long stretches.may have to move to the alexa spy device.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Yes:

good morning everyone
  9:26am ami ad:

91.1 went silent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am YETI BOB:

Everyone Digs Bill Evans. Right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am steveo:

91.1 is back; much quieter than usual
  9:27am Listener Bop Monroe:

yb/hh - a very deep rabbit (black) hole indeed! gravitational waves explain EVERYTHING!
btw actually saw the conjunction/xmas star 2 mornings ago. can add that to my list of seeing halle-bopp, kahoutek & halleys. yay.
  9:28am ami ad:

91.1 is back, but it's the backup tracks no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am YETI BOB:

@LBM: Very cool. We just had a lot of clouds here.
Avatar 9:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bill Evans before NewAge existed yeah?
Avatar 9:31am johnc:

Merry Christmas everybody
Avatar 9:31am John from Madison:

Wishing everyone the best possible day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am YETI BOB:

@JA: Did Jan Hammer ever make a Christmas album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Handy Haversack:

@YB and LBM, I actually have a good friend on the LIGO science team. My age, and he's been working on it since an undergrad. Faculty at Cal Tech. So I have kind of understood what's going on there since I edited his Ph.D. thesis for him lo these many years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am HyperDose:

Handy Haversack, WFMU's own Neil deGrasse Tyson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am YETI BOB:

@HH: Cool. I've been a fan of LIGO since it started, got to meet Kip Thorne once. I am a fan of big science projects the way some people are fans of professional sports. Go ITER! Go LIGO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am YETI BOB:

(I used to work at Fermilab, and I worked for a while on the CERN/LHC project, which was a pretty interesting experience)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Handy Haversack:

@HyperDose: I'm *this* close to Regionals!
Avatar 9:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

IF I step on any LIGO in bare feet there'll be no Xmas in this house ever again. You hear me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Good morning JA !
  9:38am ami ad:

dot dash?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Handy Haversack:

From Lagos to LIGO and back again: a Rabbit's Tale!
  9:39am Listener Bop Monroe:

wow thats some amazing credentials both of you! way cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am YETI BOB:

@RR1163: The plan is to put the next version of LIGO in space, so there will be much less risk of stepping on it ...
Avatar 9:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So if humans create mini black holes that suck up all we know by smashing particles - there's FMUvians to take partial credit. Figgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am YETI BOB:

RR: If we managed to make a mini black hole (which is unlikely) it wouldn't suck up everything. At least not right away. It would silently sink to the center of the earth and sit there for centuries. There could be some there already, actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Handy Haversack:

David Brin has a whole novel about trying to get one out of there.
  9:43am Listener Bop Monroe:

more black holes to Pelucidar!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am adampsyche:

gm everyone. long haul to NC today with many DJ premiums in tow
Avatar 9:46am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Must you dash every hope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Handy Haversack:

I'm sure we can invent SOMETHING to suck up everything. Maybe it will be a Marathon premium next year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Something sucked up the lovely white snow that covered the ground since last week. Nothing but brown grass outside the window now.
Avatar 9:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm dreaming of an Xmas of such massive density not even light can escape from it.
Avatar 9:58am SheWolf:

91.1 weirdness?
  10:01am earthwalker:

So it's not a ghost
got a new phone + they put new antennas and boxes on the roof G5 ? boooo signal comes and goes
Anyway The Music is fittingly Fine
Thanks !
  10:03am Listener Bop Monroe:

this is what it sounded like when snoopy fell through the ice
  10:03am ami ad:

enjoying the alt 91.1fm today.
  10:03am earthwalker:

Charlie Brown for President
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am -Ken:

Happy Kimber everybody! We’re having a lot of transmitter problems today. Thanks for all your reports and please keep them coming. Both 91.1 and 90.1 are broadcasting the backup MP3 stream.
  10:08am ami ad:

The backup is super fine, no jingles and bells and such. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Handy Haversack:

I'm not getting much of anything on 91.9 in north Brooklyn.
  10:10am The Butterman:

This is dedicated to Ken.
  10:11am badear:

good morning everyone and a merry crimbo. thank you JA! did anyone catch which artist was from plainfield, NJ? i wasn't paying enough attention.
Avatar 10:12am John Allen:

ami, are you saying you're not listening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am mariano:

Merry/Happy Blackholemas everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am YETI BOB:

badear: Bill Evans. (Also George Clinton)
  10:14am ami ad:

John Allen, I am listening, 91.1FM, not the stream.
  10:14am The Butterman:

Bad ear, it was Bill Evans. Livin up to your moniker.
  10:15am The Butterman:

I’m hearing the jingle cats in my mind now.
  10:16am ami ad:

Top of the morning mariano.
  10:16am badear:

@butterman, <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am YETI BOB:

I think "drummer boy" has to be my least favorite Xmas song. And it goes on *forever*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Mariano! Did you bring something superdense?
  10:20am ami ad:

It's back, listening to drummer boy on the FM signal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Handy Haversack:

Should JA play it again for those who might have missed some of it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am YETI BOB:

maybe there needs to be an anti-clicky star
Avatar 10:25am John Allen:

handy, it's
cued
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am YETI BOB:

(icon could be, like, a black hole....)
  10:38am terry:

we hear you in teaneck
  10:38am earthwalker:

Happy Holly Days All !
We have hail and rain coming from the sky here in Nice
What's this world coming to
  10:41am earthwalker:

We had French Rivera snow
2017 Got photos
  10:45am Gracie:

Happy holidays/Merry Xmas John!!
I Chris Miss you and your fam! xo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ahh, the soothing sounds of Jazzmas!
Avatar 10:48am John Allen:

Gracie!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am YETI BOB:

digging it
  10:55am Listener Bop Monroe:

put a cake in the oven, having 1st cup of coffee & about to cut potatos for mashing.
just chillin to these great sounds this bleak morning.
  10:56am ami ad:

this is a hanukka tune.
Avatar 10:57am Deborah:

@ami ad
Why not a Hanukah tune?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Michele with One "L":

Happy holidays everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Handy Haversack:

Hey, Michele! Happy days to you and Pony!

Hammer Time!
  10:58am Listener Bop Monroe:

goodness, an albert ayler TRIBUTE BAND?! they nail it!!!
howdy MW1L.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Joyeaux Noel with one "L" to you, Michele! How's your car situation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Feliz Navidad is also one "L." How about that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Yes:

did i just hear a disney commercial?
  11:05am earthwalker:

Nice covered in Ice !
  11:05am ami ad:

@Deborah:It's over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Krys O.:

I've got Babes in Toyland on TV and your selections are turning it into Vileness Fats. Hooray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Krys O.:

Gudrun!
Avatar 11:08am Sylvia (France-NYC):

someone got too much eggnog
  11:09am swk in hb:

Dis is buying out and only JM in AM is considered canon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Haha, Sylvia. Merry Christmas!
Avatar 11:10am Sylvia (France-NYC):

happy holidays all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Rory:

Happy Holidays everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Dave in VT:

seeing the gudrun gut frieder butzman album cover makes it so much creepier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Krys O.:

Joyeux Noël
Avatar 11:11am deborah:

@ami ad.

Thanks for telling me. I never would have known that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Handy Haversack:

Bonne journée, Sylvia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Krys O.:

Gudrun is an icon.
Avatar 11:13am Deborah:

So weird to be grading finals and exams this weekend. Thanks for the motivating music the semester that never ends slowly crawls to a conclusion.
  11:13am ami ad:

deborah:Sure thing.
Avatar 11:14am Deborah:

@ami ad
I learn so much from you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Rory:

Mariano: Blackholemas is the answer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am listener 126464:

Meet me at Cinnabon.
  11:16am Micheal:

A Wurlitzer Xmas to All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Mr. Pumpy:

Happy Happy Day, everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am zopa:

ho ho ho ho ho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am PaulRobeson1920:

HO HO HO HO!
  11:18am ami ad:

@Deborah:Oh, okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am joe mulligan:

merry krampus all you jazz hands!
  11:18am Peter Kaprelian:

hol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am D Rok:

Been listening all morning. Just popping in on the boards to say hi, and wish everyone Merry Christmas, and a happy festivus.

I'd definitely buy an organ from the best mall organ salesman.
  11:20am Listener Bop Monroe:

gudrun cover looks like an old unused condom wrapper. just sayin....
  11:21am bob dublon:

Santa Dog ....R e s i d e n t zzzz🎅👀
Avatar 11:24am John Allen:

OH, HEY everyone. just decorating the playlist, sorry I havnt been responding much...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am joe mulligan:

not so silent alien abduction night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Rory:

Culturecide!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Michele with One "L":

wow this is A WORK OF ART
  11:32am Listener Bop Monroe:

HAL 9000 sings 4 U!
  11:35am hifivicky:

omg it's The Legend! I saw this on fb. awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am PaulRobeson1920:

All I want for Christmas is you... & some seeds for the garden too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Michele with One "L":

Thought that was Ken for a sec
  Swag For Life Member 11:39am bloumejune:

I am so enjoying this version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Mr. Pumpy:

EVeryBody!
Avatar 11:40am litmus0001:

Laughing this xmas morn. Thx
Avatar 11:40am spodiodi:

merry christmas, JA and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am mariano:

Back atcha ami, Handy everyone - sorry, been absorbed in some work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Rory:

The guy who works at my local gas station looks exactly like sm Ken. I’ve always wanted to take a photo and ask Ken “is this your twin?”.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am p/b:

Happy Holidays and love everywhere from rainy perfect Brooklyn.

Thank you FMU for being my 2020 life jacket.
  11:46am Mandy:

Great set, John. Thanks so much! Merry christmas everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Krys O.:

Thanks, JA and everyone! Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Handy Haversack:

spodi, Rory, p/b, Mr. P, Krys: Joy and cheer to you all!

Thanks, JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am ratso:

Happy Day, everyone! Thanks, JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Rory:

Thanks JA, everyone! Merry Christmas, it’s almost time for Brycemas!
  11:56am ami ad:

Thank you DJ. Crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am PaulRobeson1920:

Merry Christmas everyone! Peace and LoVe!
  11:58am brandog:

Thanks. Excellent holiday show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am listener 126464:

Thanks JA. Let's get this over with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks John. Have a great weekend 🌞
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm zopa:

deer savior or dear savior?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm mariano:

Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Krys O.:

der savior
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm zopa:

oh yeah... that one too!
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