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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         0:00:00 ()
alvarius b   zion the rocket ship   Options         0:11:37 ()
philip perkins  drive time   Options         0:16:27 ()
john perreault  traffic   Options   slowscan    LP  0:20:48 ()
liimanarina  koputtaa ovi hvka dahra   Options dokauschwitz  stupido recprds  2015  CD  0:27:35 ()
io xavier  radio world/ dead man's dub   Options radio world  do speak  1984  LP  0:34:53 ()
hawley currens  arrival   Options ascending  tiwa  1983  LP  0:44:45 ()
david nance  manager special   Options         0:48:28 ()
drunk john lennon  i wanna hold yr gland   Options         0:49:26 ()
neil young   wonderin   Options everybody's rockin        0:51:45 ()
michael beach  gravity repulsion / endless plain   Options         0:57:38 ()
jerry david decicca  grandma's tattoo   Options time the teacher    2018  LP  1:02:23 ()
colossal yes  backbiter's blues   Options         1:04:41 ()
darryl hall  without tears   Options         1:08:49 ()
alvarius b  i'll carry your dwarf   Options         1:11:32 ()
koen holtkamp  scene 1   Options voice model        1:20:13 ()
andrew poppy  goodbye mr g   Options         1:30:49 ()
gajek   luft   Options 17  monkeytown  2017  CD  1:40:41 ()
the blue nile  downtown lights   Options hats        1:44:47 ()
alvarius b  wanted man zion the rocket ship   Options         1:55:11 ()
mike rep  rocket to nowhere   Options         2:05:15 ()
these wonderful evils  a2   Options little churd  sparrows and wires  2011  LP  2:09:30 ()
randy grief  the unnamable   Options         2:15:50 ()
broken english club  last signal   Options         2:18:39 ()
craig leon  visiting   Options         2:28:42 ()
conga square  b2   Options         2:33:51 ()
peter schaefer  olde systems   Options         2:37:51 ()
hiroshi yoshimura  blink (1980)   Options         2:41:55 ()
dennis mpunga & paul k  >>>           2:46:35 ()
fahey  turtle   Options         2:55:04 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:06am duke:

Good day, JA and assorted others
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:07am Humphry:

I love your show, but this intro makes me cringe to the point where I have to mute it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:09am John Allen:

thanks H- set yr timer for 11:49
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:10am steveo:

morning; i am happy to be here for the end of 'wake up'; humphrey, i predict it will grow on you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:14am MD:

WAKE DA FRACK UP!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:15am MD:

good morning all...is winter here yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:15am Ken From Hyde Park:

Alvarius B. Unmute! Unmute! Turn it up now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:16am NotARealDoctor:

Good morning! I'm awake! Love that new pop star, Alvarius B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:16am Sebastian:

great track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:17am steveo:

rocketing to the top of the charts
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:18am NotARealDoctor:

I haven't checked Billboard lately, but I assume this track is dominating the #1 spot and has been for weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:22am melinda:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:23am melinda:

I missed the zion ship
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:24am steveo:

it'll be on again in an hour
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:29am steveo:

what makes a noise like that? a wheelbarrow?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:30am BnowB:

sounds like a drunk john lennon . which is wonderful
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:32am melinda:

@bnow it does
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 9:36am Wild Neil:

PEACE all. We got 4" of snow in Buffalo. Niagara county got 0 so far....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:37am Rev. Turnip Druid:

gralicko flaud necker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:43am steveo:

Anagrams for: gralicko flaud necker

A Cackled Foreign Lurk
A Rickrack Lounged Elf
A Friedcake Clog Knurl
A Crankier Lucked Flog
A Grace Curdle Kinfolk
A Grackle Include Fork
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 9:46am Lixiviated Life:

Seems like this is becoming the "Accu Weather Playlist".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:53am steveo:

lol a song for ev'ry occasion
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:53am MD:

My Dog loves this version!!!!
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:54am queems:

wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:54am melinda:

gland, haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:54am MD:

That was the Original...The Beatles ripped this off!!!
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:55am queems:

i want to hear that again
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:55am jess:

what is this shit
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 9:55am PKNY:

I remember seeing the video for "Wonderin'" all the time on HBO's "Video Jukebox" back in the 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:56am steveo:

Everybody's Rockin' is the thirteenth studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released on August 1, 1983. The album was recorded with the Shocking Pinks and features a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:57am melinda:

This was my intro to Neil Young.@PKNY yes, Video Jukebox! I saw those before we had MTV, and for a while I would refer to videos as 'video jukeboxes'.
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:58am queems:

YESSSSSS
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:58am convoy_pt2:

Kill this beatle
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:58am Planet Tyler:

I'm so glad I have my own office
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:58am Sebastian:

I find this kind of relaxing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am Readie Righteous:

@jess...my sentiments exactly
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am Ricky:

sounds like Shakes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am Marion:

ha ha! agaiiin! now I know it's John Lennon it cracks me up even more!
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am queems:

i'm crying laughing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am steveo:

i wanna hold yur dad
  Fri. 12/8/17 9:59am Beavo:

Damn that’s annoying
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:00am Readie Righteous:

Just think, if I hadn't taken a vaca day I would have missed it...
  Fri. 12/8/17 10:00am fletchernyc:

Drunk John Lennon best quality ok!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/8/17 10:02am Polyus:

Damned if I didn't think this was some old Who outtake up until the vocals came in.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:02am PKNY:

@melinda - the stuff they used to play on Video Jukebox was pretty eclectic, maybe because there weren't that many videos! First place I ever saw/heard the Clash, Peter Tosh, Tom Tom Club, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Stevo: we are all anagrams for gralicko flaud necker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

at least, jeezus, I hope so.
  Fri. 12/8/17 10:15am fletchernyc:

Today's show study in The ridiculously sincere and the sincerely ridiculous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:20am BronwynB:

good morning ja and am friends
  Fri. 12/8/17 10:21am Beavo:

Title of the solo record Sacred Songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:21am BronwynB:

john lennon really did used to sing it as "i wanna hold your gland" sometimes and no one noticed because the screaming was so loud
  Fri. 12/8/17 10:21am Beavo:

They call that a project?
  Fri. 12/8/17 10:23am Beavo:

Daryl Hall already had several hits They didn’t release it because it was too weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:23am Planet Tyler:

@Bronwyn - LOL, of course he did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:24am John Allen:

when it was recorded Hall & Oates were still proving themselves. the promise of teh 80s is what gave this record a life.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:25am βrian:

My, what a pleasant surprise!
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:44am Wild Neil:

I think Daryl Hall did an album with Robert Fripp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:46am steveo:

that's what we heard neil
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:46am Wild Neil:

PEACE all!
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:47am βrian:

Now I hear San Diego is on fire. Isn't listener ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ from there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:47am steveo:

did you know that darryl hall has been played on wfmu more than blues traveler? :P
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:51am crateslinger:

mmm... feelin' this one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:52am crateslinger:

Wasn't the Blue Nile like a cool alternative band? Cuz this is straight up yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 10:53am crateslinger:

Almost like Springsteen.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 10:58am Wild Neil:

@Steveo-like i said earlier, there is NO mention of Blues Traveller in the WFMU band browser that I could find. Hence NEVER played on WFMU at least as long as those records were kept.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/8/17 10:59am Polyus:

heh heh who's slurring their words NOW?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:01am crateslinger:

This guy was in the punk band Jodie Foster's Army back in the early 80's. Free drinks for life.
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:02am rw:

Dude, you ARE pushing this AB record. Luckily I've been enjoying it all so far! Listening from the burning shores of CA. Okay here (for the time being anyway).Thanks, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:04am melinda:

I'm enjoying the AB too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:04am crateslinger:

@ rw - multiple dj's pushing this, and the courtney barnett/kurt vile thing.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:04am βrian:

@rw: Stay hydrated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:05am steveo:

one day i listened to this like 6 times so 2 ain't nothin
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:05am melinda:

I've also enjoyed the vile barnett
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:06am medson:

Untrained Viagra Hard ons
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:06am DANIMAL:

WATCH HOW I TURN THE RADIO OFF WHENEVER YOU PLAY YHIS GUY'S SHIT
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:07am crateslinger:

I don't think I heard the same song twice the first 20 years I listened to this station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:08am crateslinger:

except on jonesy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:08am steveo:

danimal I think you mispelled SHIP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

I hope Alvarius B can come play Monty Hall this summer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:10am crateslinger:

Make that 29 years. Things have changed this year. There, I said it. I'm not making a stand, but things have changed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:11am freste:

CLICK HERE for 7 Weird Reasons Change Is Good and Why We Should Embrace It
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:20am Dave in a cave:

what is the fascination with alvarius b on WFMU? Is there some sort of dj contest to see who can play it the most?
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:20am Agent Peter:

@crateslinger - you is correct

(although I like AB, I can find it on my own if I need to)
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:23am rw:

crateslinger, I've only been listening for a few years now but I also notice the shift. It's been pushing me more toward the Drummer Stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:24am John Allen:

alvarius B has outlasted most of our listeners here at wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:25am steveo:

"Freeform Radio: An approach to radio programming in which a station's management gives the DJ complete control over program content."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:25am freste:

haw - heard that, you are eeevil. A new Manchurian trigger
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:27am zib:

long live al b, guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:27am crateslinger:

That intro bit is actually from Deep Purple "Sweet Child in Time"
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:33am blee:

Great show today, rocking my pjs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:34am John Allen:

oh wow, you guys talking about shifts in your perception?
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:35am βrian:

Crisp hand-clapping there!
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:35am Agent Peter:

there's a difference between the real and the vividly imagined?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:41am crateslinger:

I spoke too soon. Upon re listening to Sweet Child in Time, the AB intro is not exactly derivative, but dang it's got that sound. I wonder if he did it on purpose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:43am crateslinger:

Great song - Sweet Child. Especially on the live in Japan album. Best heavy metal screaming ever. Worth playing the two songs next to each other for comparison. Oh no, now I've done it...
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:44am rw:

JA, I've been wondering that myself, but I feel like it may be more than just my perception. You don't notice it? It's tough to say for sure because of the amorphous nature of freeform, but do we really need a blues hour? Even Matt Fiveash seems to be apologetic about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:44am steveo:

I, for one, do not believe that station management is telling DJs what to play. I've heard DJs, in the past (like, 17 or 18 years ago), play the same record over and over for an hour straight. I don't think anyone told them to do that, either. If there's one song that a lot of people like to play (and really, John's the only one still playing Zion) it's probably because they all happen to like it / or hate it / or want to punish us all, or whatever, as individual DJs. Now I'm sorry for blabbing so much; I'm gonna sit still and listen.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:45am βrian:

@steveo: Ah, but maybe Ken is telling them NOT to play certain songs! And so they play them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:48am John Allen:

are you people out of your minds? This is boar (bored) material stuff. I can assure you the only one telling me to play Alvarius B is Alan Bishop. And I happen to pee often.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:50am Wild Neil:

I remember back in the 90's hearing Velvet Crush Teenage Symphonies for God by different DJ's all the time. It happens without management is my opinion based on no facts other than that one.
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:51am rw:

And I don't want to seem like I'm complaining. WFMU is one of the best things on the planet. As far as Alan Bishop and this particular show are concerned, I'm into it. Keep on doing what you do! This show kicks ass.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:51am Wild Neil:

At least song repetition on WFMU is NOT LIKE my local classic rock station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:54am JakeGould:

Patterns of similar behavior do not mean behavior is dictated by some create puppet-master.
Avatar    Fri. 12/8/17 11:55am Wild Neil:

I imagine DJ's talk to each other about what new music they like. Like 75 dollar bill, Dirty Beaches, et al...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:57am JakeGould:

I meant “…great puppet-master.”

Also, the DJs are constantly talking about Bitcoin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:58am listener Rey:

There was one week a couple months ago when I heard the same Rihanna song on 3 different shows. I think it was just a billboard-related coincidence. Or possibly payola
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 11:58am steveo:

thanks JA, lots of great music today; how many eyes do you have, though?
  Fri. 12/8/17 11:59am rw:

Thanks JA! Excellent show as always!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 12:00pm John Allen:

i'm not saying payola isn't possible, but it's not very profitable here. hey if someone can start paying my $15 back into the city each week I'll give your next record plenty of love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/8/17 12:01pm crateslinger:

I wasn't suggesting collusion.
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