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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 Approx. start time
neil rolnick  wake up   Options   innova  2016  CD  0:00:00 ()
false prophets   who will be the one   Options implosion  alternative tentacles    LP  0:11:58 ()
embryo  endless feeling   Options apo-calypso  april records    LP  0:15:52 ()
jerry rush  you're what i need   Options rush hour  inner city  1979  LP  0:22:46 ()
john wiggins  anagenic   Options   RRR  1987  LP  0:31:53 ()
dominique lawalree  le secret blanc   Options first meeting  ergot / catch wave  2017  LP  0:35:29 ()
jim bartz  over oceans   Options pictures of earth + space  audion  1987  LP  0:43:35 ()
jon hassell / farafina  flash of the spirit   Options flash of the spirit  intuition  1989  LP  0:46:12 ()
lucio battisti  abracciala, abracciali, abracciati   Options anima latina  numero uno  1974  LP  0:52:29 ()
david sylvian  favorite pop song   Options         0:58:32 ()
prince and the revolution  condition of the heart   Options         1:03:09 ()
valerio tricoli  clonic earth   Options clonic earth  pan  2017  LP  1:10:08 ()
zeena parkins  coda   Options         1:17:36 ()
mary lattimore  we just found out she died   Options         1:22:01 ()
toshifumi hinata  midsummer night   Options sarah's crime  alfa  1985  LP  1:26:35 ()
julia holter  horns surrounding me   Options in the same room  domino  2017  LP  1:33:53 ()
tim buckley  once I was   Options         1:38:03 ()
GS schray  some baffled stranger   Options gabriel  last resort  2017  LP  1:41:54 ()
david e. williams  gift   Options pseudo erotica  red dog records  1987  12"  1:45:31 ()
shock headed peters  miserable worm   Options not bormn beautiful        1:48:59 ()
the famous rays  the great discovery   Options ending beginning  blue dot records  1990  LP  1:53:06 ()
the terminals  mothlight   Options uncoffined        2:00:15 ()
martin escalante  sax   Options         2:03:19 ()
nudge squidfish  narcissitic movements in B flat   Options         2:09:11 ()
oho  where are we now   Options         2:12:55 ()
laurice  dark side of your face   Options best of laurice vol. 1        2:17:18 ()
lou champagn system  broken hearts   Options         2:21:52 ()
mark sultan  you to be mine   Options bbq  in the red  2017  LP  2:25:39 ()
housewives  almost anything   Options new york reissue  ever/never    12"  2:28:57 ()
the celibate rifles  god squad   Options quintissentially yours  hot records  1983  LP  2:33:05 ()
died pretty   next to nothing   Options free dirt        2:38:18 ()
bill jerpe  i expect to see you then   Options         2:49:17 ()
marc jonson  return to the relief   Options         2:53:30 ()
gandalf  i watch the moon   Options         2:59:30 ()
endless boogie  back in 74   Options vibe killer        3:04:21 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:02am AndrewC.:

This is your theme tune now, right JA?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 9:02am Dave in Vermont:

yay, John Allen
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:02am melinda:

Hi john
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 9:07am Michele:

YESSSSS > J O H N A L L E N ~ Hello!
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:07am Rev. Turnip Druid:

NOT MOTTY.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:08am Rev. Turnip Druid:

BUT VERY LARGE YAY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:08am Polyus:

Awright John Allen
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Glad you could make it back, JA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:10am Cheri Pi:

I've missed you JA
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:10am Cheri Pi:

RTD, DiV, M, P, KFHP!
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:10am maestroso:

Hey good morning, good to hear you again JA!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 9:11am People Like Us:

nice track!
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:11am Bronwyn Bishop:

good morning john allen and everyone!
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:12am siouxsie:

Can I get that wake up little Susie for my alarm in the morning that be great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 9:13am Irene Trudel:

Great way to start teh day, John! Nice to hear your show for a little while.
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:13am ratty:

alan vega and the everly bros trip together? and they recorded it? damn
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:15am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Cheri Pi. How's Ohio today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:16am Cheri Pi:

Ohio is rather soggy ATM, my commute to work was more like a hydroplane ride.
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:18am Mark R:

It's soggy in NJ too, Cheri.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:21am Bronwyn Bishop:

soggy in manhattan as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 9:22am Polyus:

Absolutely gorgeous in Mpls now, after having snow as recently as this past Monday.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 9:23am themutante:

It's scorchio on Scotland's west coast, as it has been all week, Dinae know if I like it or not.
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:24am JakeGould:

So soggy.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 9:25am themutante:

Sounds moist!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 9:25am themutante:

Filthy word, moist is.
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:29am The Watermelons are coming:

What a nice song
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:32am Rev. Turnip Druid:

PI.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:33am Rev. Turnip Druid:

WHOA. JEEZUS. Haven't heard Anagenic for ages. Had the cassette about 30 yrs ago, or whenever the hell that was.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 9:36am Sem Chumbo:

Good morning John, and those in the Fan-Allen Belt around the world.
Good to hear you here once more, JA.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:42am Rev. Turnip Druid:

[googles] - good guess, it turns out. Anagenic is about 31 years old at this point.
  Fri. 5/5/17 9:51am Mark R:

Jon Hassell's so wonderfully freaky...
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 9:56am Passaic River Blues:

@Mark R: Yesterday, I saw on Ambient Church's instagram a posting of a flyer for a 1989 Brian Eno sonic rainforest installation and performance by the Jon Hassell Group in the Winter Garden atrium of the WFC downtown. It looked amazing.
  Fri. 5/5/17 10:08am JakeGould:

Squishy is as vile a word as moist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 10:11am George of Troy:

Hey, John!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:11am themutante:

@JakeGould: Aye, it's right alongside.
  Fri. 5/5/17 10:12am JakeGould:

Russ Meyer’s “Moist and Squishy Morning.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 10:17am Polyus:

I have been completely fried on Prince for years now, so I am kinda surprised at how much I enjoyed hearing that track in this set. Definitely listened to that record a lot when it was new.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:17am fm Mike:

Imma be blunt, where's Marty McSorley this morning?
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 10:22am Passaic River Blues:

@Mike: Cali-forn-i-a, I believe.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:23am John Allen:

like, are you asking where he is right now? like a general concern for his wellbeing? If so, all I can really tell ya is that he is fine and not here.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:23am fm Mike:

Passaic, oh nice! On a trip?
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 10:25am Passaic River Blues:

@Mike: Last week, he mentioned going back home to the "motherland" for weddings and to generally see fam, as far as I recall.

Also, I feel like an asshole for missing the last two or three Mary Lattimore shows at Monty Hall. I like everything single thing by her I've ever heard.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:27am fm Mike:

Oh nice :)
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:30am fm Mike:

You'll get her next time.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 10:32am V Priceless:

hey John - diggin' the show!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:39am Mark R:

This Tim Buckley tune is a real tearjerker, man.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:39am frozen_peas:

great stuff!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:43am Mark R:

I think you're hitting just the right note for this gloomy Friday morning. (That's a compliment.)
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 10:43am Passaic River Blues:

This set is a masterwork of linking the hidden affinities of ostensibly disparate tracks. Loving it.
  Fri. 5/5/17 10:47am joe from Warwick NY:

This set is a different Friday feel. Goes great with the rain. Loving it.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:48am fm Mike:

Mark R, gloomy where you are too? It's overcast here in Georgia as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 10:48am Michele:

Great show so far John!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:49am Mark R:

Gloomy in the general NYC vicinity--including Jersey City, where John is currently spinning...
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:50am themutante:

Powerful set, John Allen!
  Fri. 5/5/17 10:55am Stevel:

Gloomy in the Midwest as well. Appreciating the darker tones.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 10:56am Mark R:

Wait--is the Famous Ray's or the Famous Original Ray's?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 10:59am melinda:

I'm finding that this goes well with the grey day, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 11:02am Michele:

This track is amazing ♥
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:04am fm Mike:

What the...
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:04am Listener142985:

Sounds of my brain caught on tape!
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 11:04am Bronwyn Bishop:

uh oh, marty's secret identity revealed!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:05am fm Mike:

Sax is probably the most traumatic track I have ever heard in my life. And I've listened to PH Fat lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:05am melinda:

I thought it was his real name.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:06am jt:

"....carried in the moth light's hairy glow" always liked that line.

Hi John Allen, What a nice surprise this AM. jt
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:11am Kim:

Hey I lived in Columbus when this guy was making music.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:12am miles:

I guess she removed it
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:12am Listener142985:

Wha happen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:12am melinda:

Great line to go out on.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 11:13am Bronwyn Bishop:

what was the line i missed it
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:13am themutante:

Gotta be keepin' it clean, Jean. It was a killer line before the deck-stop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:14am melinda:

'Please remove your tampon'. That was the line.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 11:15am Bronwyn Bishop:

ah. well good for nudge squidfish, doing his part to prevent toxic shock syndrome
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:17am karen eliot:

this is comparable
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:17am fm Mike:

Lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 11:19am Michele:

Laurice was INCREDIBLE at the record fair
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:19am Polyus:

okay what was the punk band that Laurice fronted way back in the day? I saw reference to it somewhere but am drawing a blank right now.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:20am fm Mike:

How was the record fair Michele? I didn't get to go on account of living so far away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 11:21am Michele:

Was fantastic!
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:23am JakeGould:

I was stunned at how empty the WFMU $1 LP bins by Saturday afternoon. Last year I showed up on Sunday and they were still full. Great work everyone!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:24am fm Mike:

:D
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:25am fm Mike:

That's good to hear.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:26am KevinfromBayRidge:

Good morning to all. Nice to hear JA on this deluge of a day here.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:34am KevinfromBayRidge:

Nice to see youse guys(Jake, Michelle et al). Great volunteer work. Great time.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:43am JakeGould:

Hey Kevin!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:45am Wendy del Formaggio:

Of course I just tuned in with barely 15 minutes to go, but, yay John Allen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Wendy - Remember to tune in earlier next Friday. JA will be here again.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:49am KevinfromBayRidge:

Sorry for the extra "l".Michele. Damn auto-suggest on my phone. Jake, you represented BR proudly as a volunteer, unlike myself. Next year!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:49am Wendy del Formaggio:

@Ken from HP: Thanks for the tip, my friend. I can often tune in on a weekday, but not always. My work means sometimes I'm away from computers -- or I have to watch a municipal meeting -- so less WFMU-time. Boo.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:51am fm Mike:

Wendy I am about to be in the same boat. I'm moving from a store job to a moving job!

Luckily they give me a work phone, so I can listen on the go. Whew.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:52am miles:

I hear a Mrs Brown Lovely Daughter influence here
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:53am miles:

who is Bill Jerpy?
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:54am Wendy del Formaggio:

@fm Mike: Is this a promotion for you? If so, congratulations!
My job has me sitting at computers sometimes, and out in the field sometimes. I really like that about it. I also have deadlines instead of schedules (I'm a reporter) so that's also a huge plus.
  Fri. 5/5/17 11:54am miles:

jerpe*?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 11:55am Michael 98145:

@Wendy, all love to our journalists ...
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:56am fm Mike:

@Wendy, of sorts. I'm getting a brand new job entirely lol
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:56am Wendy del Formaggio:

@Michael 98145: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 11:57am Carmichael:

A psychic promotion, Mike. Heya John and radio citizens.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:57am Sem Chumbo:

Don't be a stranger, John. Thanks for the spins, Dark Side of Your Face was good to hear. See ya!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 11:57am Wendy del Formaggio:

@fm Mike: Mazel tov to you on your new job. I hope you love it.
Avatar    Fri. 5/5/17 11:58am Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, John.
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 12:00pm fm Mike:

@Wendy thank you :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 5/5/17 12:02pm Devin B.:

Great show, John. Thanks!
  Fri. 5/5/17 12:04pm JakeGould:

Popeye found some weird dog-squirrel named “The Jerpy” right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 12:08pm blee:

Eugene the Jeep?
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 12:09pm Michael 98145:

Yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 12:11pm Michael 98145:

Erk - vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 5/5/17 12:14pm Michael 98145:

[ i think the stream is haunted ]
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 12:22pm themutante:

BRYCE!!!
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 12:27pm themutante:

Wait, who we missing right now?
Avatar Fri. 5/5/17 12:30pm themutante:

Beautiful loop.
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