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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
basil kirchin  charcoal sketches   Options           0:00:00 ()
rick potts    lillies(of the uncanny valley)  chocolate monk  2013  CD    0:12:02 ()
shifted  burning tyres   Options under a single banner  bed of nails  2013  CD    0:16:51 ()
coppice  impulses for elaborated turbulence   Options big wad excisions  quakebasket  2013  CD    0:25:02 ()
grandbrother    quick hide the door    1990  Cassette    0:27:14 ()
john eddie holmes  i'm leaving you   Options looking at the tsrs  john e. holmes records    LP    0:47:14 ()
harold budd  niki d. (from butterflies with tits)   Options luxa  all saints  1996  CD    0:52:40 ()
harold budd  marion brown (sweet earth flying)   Options luxa  all saints  1996  CD    0:58:33 ()
mark isham  something nice for my dog   Options vapor drawings  windham hill  1983  LP    1:06:42 ()
owt  palimpsestus   Options good as gold          1:13:03 ()
alice damon  waterfall winds   Options i am the center  light in the attic  2013  LP    1:16:40 ()
laser pace  scatter   Options granfalloon  takoma  1974  LP    1:24:10 ()
letha rodham melchior  track   Options handbook for mortals  siltbreeze  2013  LP    1:35:37 ()
balinese beast    split w. wham jam  phase!  2013  LP    1:37:35 ()
leland  leland versus dirk dirkson   Options live at mabuhay gardens    1979  LP    1:40:40 ()
josefus  give me shelter   Options dead man  hookah productions  1970  LP    1:42:43 ()
sir douglas quintet  whole lotta piece of mind   Options srd + 2 (honkey blues)  mercury    LP    1:47:20 ()
neil young  like an inca   Options trans  geffen  1982  LP    1:52:36 ()
steve hiett  crying in the sun   Options down on the road by the beach  columbia  1983  LP    2:01:09 ()
cian nugent  the houses of parliament   Options born with the caul  no quarter  2013  LP    2:03:36 ()
the verlaines  death and the maiden   Options juvenilia  captured nun  2013  LP    2:11:29 ()
the puddle  the vitalist   Options fishrider sampler  fishrider  2012  CD    2:15:44 ()
rainy day  john riley   Options s/t  llama records    LP    2:20:38 ()
the everly brothers  t for texas / i wonder if i care as much   Options roots  warner brothers  1968  LP    2:23:34 ()
the everly brothers  green river   Options stories we could tell  rca  1972  LP    2:29:53 ()
the everly brothers  somebody nobody knows   Options pass the chicken and listen  rca  1972  LP    2:34:56 ()
phil everly  the air that i breath   Options star spangled springer  rca  1973  LP    2:38:22 ()
phil everly  god bless older ladies (for they made rock and roll)   Options star spangled springer  rca  1973  LP    2:42:15 ()
phil everly  feather bed   Options phil's diner  pye  1974  LP    2:45:31 ()
phil everly  new old song   Options phil's diner  pye  1974  LP    2:48:19 ()
the everly brothers  sing me back home/montage   Options roots  warner brothers  1968  LP    2:52:22 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:02am Looms:

Good morning John & fellas.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:04am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, John and Looms. Good day.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:05am George of Troy:

Good morning John, Looms and Sem. Happy New Year, guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 6:06am sinister dexter:

howdy all .. hey John , glad to be listening live , usually loving your show on the archives
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 6:11am sinister dexter:

just did a shot outa my official John Allen shot glass too , how about that? woohoo! cheers!
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:13am John Allen:

Dex, Goerge, Sem, looms, hi!~ happy new year. dex, what time zone/ everything ok?
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:15am George of Troy:

I was going to ask dex the same thing. I'd love to take advantage of my JA shot glass during the show, but I was always told gentlemen don't drink before 10 AM.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:17am Sem Chumbo:

One hour later than Jersey City, 600 nautical miles north northwest. -10C and very windy, as per usual.
GOT: and your problem is? :)
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:18am Looms:

GOT, you still can use the JA coffee mug ;)
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:18am John Allen:

no judgement here, of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 6:18am sinister dexter:

up insomniac here in michigan finishing last nights libations has become my tantric ritual ...... the party never ends. Very well John thankyou
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:21am George of Troy:

Good point Sem... who am I kidding?

Looms, I am lacking said JA coffee mug. Maybe time for a reissue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 6:26am AndrewC.:

I used my shot glass on NYE. Made the whiskey taste good.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 6:37am Sem Chumbo:

"The yardarms on a sailing ship are the horizontal timbers or spars mounted on the masts, from which the square sails are hung. At certain times of year it will seem from the deck that the sun has risen far enough up the sky that it is above the topmost yardarm. In summer in the north Atlantic, where the phrase seems to have originated, this would have been at about 11am. This was by custom and rule the time of the first rum issue of the day to officers and men. It seems that officers in sailing ships adopted a custom, even when on shore, of waiting until this time before taking their first alcoholic drink of the day."
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:08am Sem Chumbo:

Enjoying this morning very much, despite not having a JA shot glass. Making do with a Flintstones juice glass, featuring Bam Bam.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:09am maestroso:

G'morning JA
Nice Isham track. I think I have this on vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:20am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- so Sem - you're an hour earlier than Eastern Merican Time ? Weather saner yet? I finally gotta little cold - wish I had a BamBam shot - all I got is wine...Tue. is *my* 'Saturday' - so most often listening to JA after Pub Night if you get my drift - just now I think Miso & JA picks will do me good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

BelowZero & *windy* is serious business - probably par the course up there...Very grateful there's been little wind thru the cold here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this is great - as got in the habit of thinking that early 70s Electric Miles stuff stood alone - Thx...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:30am George of Troy:

Been watching for a copy of this Laser Pace album since the last time you played it, JA.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:41am the glowing one:

leland shreds! isn't it obvious?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:41am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...because it's one louder innit?...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:44am Jay/London:

great version of give me shelter :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- it is.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:45am John Allen:

mighty josefus. jay, look out for a Numero reissue of this in a couple months
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:47am Jay/London:

oh I will John just fav it so will not forget
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:47am PKNY:

Man this Josefus is super tough. Instant clicky stars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

huh :
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:50am PKNY:

Oops I meant this Sir Douglas Quintet, there was a delay on the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Sir Doug prob. leaves puddles of music wherever he stands...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- ah - he's long gone...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:54am Jay/London:

just found Josefus on the Rdio player Dead Man Plus album
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 7:56am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

iTunes :
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:57am PKNY:

That Josefus track is available on Spotify as well.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 7:58am jamesie:

I heartily endorse Mr Grumpy telling fans to be quiet at his concert last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Neil...ā™¸Scorpio pride : ) ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:02am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hendrix ? / Old musician's joke?: 'We don't care if you Boo - as long as you do it In Key'...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:06am fred:

RRN63: Is that version in key? www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:09am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wull, I'm not booing fred
...yerknow it's funny (but then again not) - but I think Kronos Quartet 'got it' a lot more than a lot of guitarists who try it...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:12am fred:

@RRN63: you're dead right about Kronos, have you ever heard their take on the star spangled banner? It used to be a regular in their live sets, years ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:13am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- they do it Jimi-stylee ? - ?
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:14am fred:

@RRN63: yeah, or at least they used to, and I thought it was even better than purple haze
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I remember seeing a concert w/ Chinese pipa - which is their little flat (no resonator) pear-shaped lute-like instrument - & the player played a composition about a royal battle - hundreds of years old - replete w/ 'anthems' & impressions of cannon, &tc. - & I thot - this is not so different from Hendrix !...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:20am fred:

The pipa is one of my favorite instruments ever! I saw Kronos play with Wu Man once (they have collaborated on record a few times), and Wu Man too other times. I wish she'd play more often nearby, it's been years
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- good cover of Byrds; as innovative as they were (a lot) - they didn't have George Martin to do strings or such (some Production touched weren't the best)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...could it be the Everlys were *even better* than we thot ??...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:29am Sem Chumbo:

Reading over the playlist for the last dozen selections reminds me when I leave for real world chores I miss so much good stuff. Archive here I come.
@RevRab: re time zone query: Atlantic Standard, like much of Brazil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:36am Brian in UK:

@RR & fred you might this, starts off with a Hang then on to dan Bau and onto dan T'rung.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:39am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers Sem, Brian.
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:40am northguineahills:

As per usual, John is picking them quite well today.....
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:41am PKNY:

I had heard somewhere that Phil Everly did a version of this. Feeling it more than the Hollies version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:43am common:

good cold morn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:44am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...even a 'star spangled' synchronicity ?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:46am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I love d the damned bit Gibson acoustic Jumbos the Everlys had & which the Beatles picked up on too - they way they held them up & out as they belted out the best 2-part harmony ever
...yerknow - Rawk & Pop are about Gestures...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:47am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- biG Jumbos (me Dumbo)...
Avatar Wed. 1/8/14 8:51am fred:

@Brian: thanks, I'll check this out later (at work now, video is too distracting)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 8:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/8/14 9:00am Ken From Hyde Park:

Glen & X-Ray did some Everly tunes last Sunday, as well.
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