Options Jonathan Williger: Playlist from March 21, 2018 Options

Tedium, exhaustion, and quite the opposite.

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Options March 21, 2018

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Jali Nyama Suso  Kurunto Kelfa   Options Gambie  Disques Ocora        0:00:00 ()
 
George Stavis  Winter Doldrums   Options Labrynths  Vanguard    Vinyl    0:12:41 ()
Marisa Anderson  Hard Times Come Again No More   Options Tradition and Public Domain Songs  Grapefruit/Mississippi  2017  Vinyl    0:21:47 ()
Lau Nau  Painovoimaa, valoa   Options Nukuu  Locust  2008  Vinyl    0:25:47 ()
The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble  Nature Spirits   Options The Neptune Collection  Folkways  1976  Vinyl    0:30:24 ()
Ka Baird  Transmigration   Options Sapropelic Pycnic  Drag City  2017  Vinyl    0:37:04 ()
Shivkumar Sharma  Raga Mishra Khamaj   Options Classical Melodies on the Santoor  Gramophone Company of India  1968  Vinyl    0:50:02 ()
 
Man Forever  You Were Never Here   Options Play Whatever They Want  Thrill Jockey  2017  Vinyl  get better soon Kid!  1:00:34 ()
Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes  Na Tu Penda Sana   Options Uganda  Shaddocks    Vinyl    1:07:53 ()
Higelin & Areski  Signaletique   Options Higelin & Areski  Saravah    Vinyl    1:18:25 ()
Leo Smith  The Burning of Stones   Options Spirit Catcher  Nessa  1979  Vinyl    1:28:24 ()
Jon Appleton & Don Cherry  OBA   Options Human Music  Flying Dutchman  1970  Vinyl    1:38:46 ()
Tyler Damon & Tashi Dorji   Calm The Shadows   Options Leave No Trace: Live In St. Louis  Family Vineyard  2018  Vinyl    1:46:26 ()
 
Caterina Barbieri  Gravity That Binds   Options Patterns Of Consciousness  Important  2017  Vinyl    2:00:26 ()
Byron Westbrook  What We Mean When We Say Body Language   Options Body Consonance  Hands In The Dark  2017  Vinyl    2:08:53 ()
Pyrolator  Minimal Tape 3/7.2   Options Inland  Warning Records  1979  Vinyl    2:17:50 ()
C. Spencer Yeh  VI   Options The RCA Mark II  Primary Information  2018  Vinyl    2:20:24 ()
Felicia Atkinson  Valis   Options Hand In Hand  Shelter Press  2017  Vinyl    2:23:50 ()
Phew  Sonic Morning   Options Voice Hardcore  Mesh-Key  2018  Vinyl    2:29:35 ()
David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir  Current Circulation Part 3: One Abobe   Options Current Circulation  Celestial Harmonies  1984  Vinyl    2:38:19 ()
Margaret Leng Tan / Somei Satoh  Litania   Options Litania  New Albion  1986  Vinyl    2:43:45 ()
 
Les Filles de Illighadad  Tihilele   Options Eghass Malan  Sahel Sounds  2017  Vinyl    2:54:59 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:04am TDK60:

Morning guest DJ Jonathan. Always healing to hear some West African harp, is it?
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:04am DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

Indeed it is
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:05am queems:

so pretty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:05am Adrian in London:

Well, this is very pleasing. Welcome along, Jonathan
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:05am Guido from Cologne:

Hello everyone!
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:05am DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

I preferred the TDK90s and only very occasionally the TDK100s. Still have cases of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:05am Readie Righteous:

Love this, Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:07am steveo:

Good morning, DJ Jonathan. Beautiful start.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:07am bk845:

Good morning:) Great song, looking forward to the rest of the show!
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am Mark Williams:

i think the instrument is a kora.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am TDK60:

Dum: Oh yeah, I usually use/used 90s anyway. But a 60 is more hi-fi, and a shorter mix-tape is less time for others.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am Jonathan:

Thanks all, so glad to be here!
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am TImBK:

Beautiful song
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am Jonathan:

And yep, this is a kora
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am melinda:

hi Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:08am TDK60:

One can hear West African harpists in the NYC Subway. A gentle sound amidst the din.
     Wed. 3/21/18 9:09am Tiago from Portugal:

Hi Jonathan, @Mark: your're correct it's called kora.
     Wed. 3/21/18 9:10am Leelee:

This is lovely :)
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:10am Brad:

Beautiful song! Where are they from?
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:12am DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

Perhaps some gyuto monks would leaden the mood
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:12am Brendan in Carroll Gardens:

great Start
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:13am TDK60:

The snow is now getting heavy in North Jersey/NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:13am ben abs:

Wilkommen Jonathan!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:13am bk845:

Not cozy here. Working. Anyone with a snow day is soft!;)
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:13am queems:

this bed music sounds like a basset hound snoring
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:14am AnAnonymousParty:

Jonathan, move the microphone up so it's not so close to your stomach. We can tell you are hungry.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:16am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Peace all. It's 61F in the office/fire test lab but I have my trusty space heater going under my desk throwing out heat like a hearth.
George Stavis is AMAZING!
@The Banned-I went gluten free due to roundup on wheat. Take THAT monsanto!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:16am TDK60:

WFMU Evilll Agenda: play music from round the Globe. Even England.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:17am redkayak:

Enjoying the first full day of spring :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:20am TDK60:

Vanguard back catalog is a treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:21am northguineahills:

Happy to make your acquaintance Jonathan, digging!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:21am northguineahills:

What TDK60 said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:22am ben abs:

This is great application writing music!
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:25am ?:

27°F snowing, wind gusts
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:25am queems:

this set is PERFECT snow day music. i wish i were at home listening instead of at my office
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:26am Beast of Boonton:

27°F snowing, wind gusts
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:26am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

I went gluten and dairy free and now I am as regular as a clock with no problems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:28am TDK60:

Waited respectfully till Stavis was done. (Love it.) Just wanted to let listeners know of the existence of banjo jokes. (See...) Stavis no joke tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:30am northguineahills:

moar Finnish folk!!
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:30am queems:

this track is making me emotional
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:31am queems:

omg DON’T CRY AT WORK
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:31am TDK60:

Just first heard the M. Anderson album on WFMU the other week. Interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:35am Krys O.:

Enjoying your show as I make pancakes on a snow day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:36am Irene Trudel:

I love Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble. Nice for a snowy day. Their guitarist, Wall Matthews, told me that all 3 albums are bring reissued on Tompkins Square. I'm working on getting him back to the studio for a live performance soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:37am Devin B.:

Oh nice! Been looking forward to checking out this Entourage record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:37am TDK60:

The show so far is a much needed change of pace.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:38am Jonathan:

Irene, amazing news. I saw a collection of unreleased stuff coming out soon, but the whole catalog being widely available again is wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:40am northguineahills:

i miss the poetry of snow..... :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:41am steveo:

I'm in love with this show; just what I needed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:42am listener Rey:

Off to a great start. Wednesday mornings are oftentimes a lot more intense, but agree with TDK60. Kinda miss the gifs, tho
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:43am queems:

@jonathan i hope that you come back and do another show sooner than 6 years from now
     Wed. 3/21/18 9:45am Tiago from Portugal:

What queems said
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:45am Jonathan:

@Rey - it will get more intense later! Needed to start out a bit more mellow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:46am TDK60:

More on Vanguard. The LPs used to come with a tri-fold brochure catalog. Lots of great artists famous and obscure. I mean, c'mon: Joan Baez, Country Joe & the Fish, Paul Robeson, Eric Andersen, Theodore Bikel, Sandy Bull!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:46am Jonathan:

Thanks queems and Tiago, Ken willing I'm sure I'll be around more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:48am Linda Lee:

'morning Jonathan! lovely show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:48am listener Rey:

Not complaining at all. I could listen to this all morning!
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:49am Lixiviated Life:

This is blissful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:49am Johanne Kristine:

what everyone said. even though it's afternoon where i am, this music i just what i needed to get through the rest of the day at work. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:49am melinda:

Enjoying the vibe.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:50am Lixiviated Life:

im pretty sure isis is not my type.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:50am TDK60:

Indian dulcimer?
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:51am moe:

excellent snow music...
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:51am Barbara:

So beautiful, the Nature Spirits piece. Thank you
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:51am Lixiviated Life:

raga vibrations to loosen your grip on this illusion
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:52am Linda Lee:

tabla + kora? very pretty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:52am TDK60:

Jonathan: If not the regular one, could you somehow be added to one of the alternative WFMU streams? More fill-ins needed for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:52am Linda Lee:

not kora. santoor! what a dim bulb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:53am Linda Lee:

this one needs a reissue for sure.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:53am βrian:

Huh, I was all ready to hop aboard the SchlampenWagen. But this is nice. And it probably won't crash my browser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:53am Lewis:

excellent set - not the Ken I expected, but the Ken I got is quite excellent! (also apparently named Jonathan)
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 9:53am Lixiviated Life:

Dear Linda Lee,
Now youre just showing off. (keep it up) :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:54am AnAnonymousParty:

Seems like I should be burning incense or something.
  Wed. 3/21/18 9:54am adrian in mpls:

Really enjoying the show so far this morning - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:55am TDK60:

First heard santoor via George Harrison's "Wonderwall" soundtrack rekkid. // AnAnonP> Do that.
Avatar Wed. 3/21/18 9:56am SheWolf:

Nice soundtrack for the hunkered and snowbound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:57am tomasz.:

hey Jonathan, don't believe i've had the pleasure. nice music
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:57am AnAnonymousParty:

Does rosin smoke from a soldering iron count as incense?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:57am tomasz.:

me, i'm resentfully back in the UK again
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 9:59am TDK60:

Well, how about that? Sharma was the one on "Wonderwall"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:00am Michele:

Hi Jonathan! Enjoying your fill-in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:01am Linda Lee:

LL ~ ach! embarrassing myself, more like :-D
  Wed. 3/21/18 10:01am jess:

I'm loving this
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:01am βrian:

Our snow is almost all gone here on the isthmus, but it's gotten pretty cold. There are still quite a few snow blobs in front yards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:02am TDK60:

Linda, no worry. Was it Mark Twain who said, humans are the only animal that blushes, and needs to?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:03am Linda Lee:

ho! indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:06am Linda Lee:

& not just children either. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:06am TDK60:

Thrill Jockey has been opening my (older) Ears for a decade and a half now at least. I think first via Tortoise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:08am Rob W:

Wonderful musical weaving Jonathan and thanks for calling out Ka Baird, she's a really fascinating artist. We saw her playing in the duo Spires That In The Sunset Rise, supporting 75 Dollar Bill and Antietam at Union Pool last September and she passed the blindfold test in flying colors: We didn't realize until later that she was an artist we had already been hearing on FMU...! Her residency at Roulette is in May - here's info on a public performance there during the residency: roulette.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:10am redkayak:

Great music this morning :)
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:15am βrian:

Good morning, colon-hypen-upper-case-D.
  Wed. 3/21/18 10:18am cl@m digger:

Really solid show Jonathon loving everything so far, great vibe
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:19am Linda Lee:

me? thanks! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:23am Vomit Flowers:

Really enjoying this show - great variety on this snowy morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:23am northguineahills:

@TDK60. It's been more then two decades, and yes, Tortoise was my gateway as well. Bettina Richards deserves some damn good recognition for her art of curating that label!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:24am sphere:

hi there. very nice show. also, great last name. mine is rather boring, so i envy you. :)
  Wed. 3/21/18 10:25am Ba Da Ben:

Jonathan should get his own regular show!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:25am Jonathan:

Very funny, what actually brought me away from NY and thus WFMU 6 years ago was a job at Thrill Jockey. Worked there for 3.5 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:26am northguineahills:

nice, Jonathan, still in Chicago?
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:27am Jonathan:

Nope, back here as of a few months ago after some time in LA too!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:28am Jonathan:

Ben!! Too kind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:28am Mick:

Beautiful show Jonathan. Hadn't heard Shivkumar Sharma in a long time...
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:29am bk845:

Still no snow up here in Orange County. There's snow on the radar, but it's not hitting the ground...hooray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:30am northguineahills:

D'oh, (left Brooklyn last summer for sunnier climes and job).
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:33am Lixiviated Life:

some wonky doings on the accu-playlist today
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:34am northguineahills:

One of the most brilliant shows I witnessed was Wadada Leo Smith w/ Anthony Braxton at Tonic, I felt like I was on X.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:37am TDK60:

One of the many great attributes of this station: older folks can hear new sounds (*if* they open their Ears); younger folks can hear older things from long ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:37am sphere:

thinking of favorite shows, i'd say that a early 90s show with the Caspar Brotzmann Massaker was about the top--totally transfixing.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:38am βrian:

Like before the turn of the century, TDK60?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:38am northguineahills:

I saw Caspar Brotzmann in the early 2000s, yeah, he put on a good show.
  Wed. 3/21/18 10:39am Miles Davis:

"I don't care if you don't know how to play the harp, just do something with it and I'll join in. It'll be cool, man!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:39am TDK60:

Yes, Brian, even 1899 Edison rolls. Or even from 1999.
  Wed. 3/21/18 10:39am Jeff g. via app:

Loving this Leo; thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:40am tomasz.:

if anyone here's a last.fm nerd (like me), you can auto-scrobble the radio with this site scrobblealong.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:41am TDK60:

Believe me, I know plenty of older ones (like me) who closed their Ears at some point.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:42am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Is getting a colonoscopy a huge scam? I am now 50...and due for one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:42am northguineahills:

I have this Appleton/Cherry LP, two of my musical heros.

@TDK60: then there are those that never opened their ears at all (like my siblings who never listened to any music of any genre).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:43am tomasz.:

@WILD NEIL: you can't neglect your ass
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:43am AnAnonymousParty:

@Wild Neil: You get to take off a day from work to poop. Who cares if it's a scam?
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:44am Lixiviated Life:

Wild Neil. No scam. Get it done. Especially if there's a cancer history in your family.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:46am Jonathan:

I look away from the playlist for a few mins and all of a sudden this place turns into WebMD
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:47am Linda Lee:

one of the sacred functions of the chat board! :-D
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:47am βrian:

I thought the recent trend is away from colonoscopies unless there's some mitigating factor. (Family history, etc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:47am TDK60:

Just noticed: it's a mostly LP extravaganza.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:48am Sem:

Interesting fact: sorting thru labyrinthine English railway routes and ticket prices, and what you've been playing is fitting in just fine. Good morning, Jonathan, and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:49am AnAnonymousParty:

Get your PSA checked too. Prostate cancer treatment is no fun, believe me.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:49am βrian:

@Sem: Do elaborate! What are you trying to track down?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:49am TDK60:

Sem, I have to do the same! Goin' next summer.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:50am βrian:

I had my PSA checked, and it came back: "If you have pets, neuter them to prevent strays."
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:52am βrian:

@Sem: Somehow I had the impression you were going through old Victorian-era railroad records. Not sure why.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:52am Linda Lee:

me too. how odd! must be the word 'labarynthine' ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:52am AnAnonymousParty:

@ βrian: That's what you get for having Bob Barker as your urologist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:55am Sem:

@10:52 βrian: it has that sort of vibe for sure, but so much of the system, perhaps all of it, has been privatized, that getting schedules and routes and---god forbid--actual prices! is, as the late Princess Diana opined: daunting.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:55am βrian:

Bob insisted we free Willy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:55am tomasz.:

is it still over 1,000 quid to go from Thurso to Cornwall return?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:56am TDK60:

Sem, Yes I was thinking the very same. Confusing. It'll work out I'm sure. If I may ask, where are you going in olde England?
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:56am βrian:

A privatized train system makes about as much sense as a privatized health care system: none.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:56am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@AAP: I am pooping quite well now for the first time in 20 years thanks to gluten and dairy free diet. Normal poops were like 2x a month for me. Now diarreah is really rare. I am LOVING life and no longer have to be constantly aware of where the commode is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:57am Sem:

@TDK60: if you are not already friends w/ someone from there, I urge you to make one or more. Locals have a solid grasp of the nuances, and there are significant nuances:/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:57am ben abs:

as well as the national rail website, you can also try www.thetrainline.com

sometimes cheaper there
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:57am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@Brian-yes, just look at Amtrak ,it is great! Oh, wait.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:57am Sem:

Oxford and environs, w/ side trips to Wales, London, and maybe Scotland.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:58am βrian:

I'm temped to try out the Satan's Seitan Diet. They say it boosts vitality.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:58am Sem:

ben abs: have that one open in front of me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 10:58am ben abs:

ah, ok
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 10:59am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

My medical insurance covers a colonoscopy ever 10 years...unless it is ordered again the next year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:00am ben abs:

let me know if you need anything, also, I am from Wales (south) and live in London if you need any infos
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:01am TDK60:

Sem, I'm going to Oxfordshire too! To Fairport Convention's annual fest. Then down to Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, maybe Wales too. Sem, a site I found seems helpful: Rick Steve's Europe--some good rail tips.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:01am Sem:

Very gracious @ben abs. Much appreciated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:02am sphere:

How big will the Fairport Convention reunion be? Can they all fit on the stage? I wonder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:02am Sem:

Thx @TDK60, looking into to it now.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:03am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@TDK60-why do 60 minute tapes sound better-thicker tape than 90's?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:03am northguineahills:

Good for you, Wild Neil: My GI tract doesn't seem to like most foods. I limit dairy to once a week and carbohydrates to once a month, and that helps, but I love dairy, and every blue moon I get a craving for sweets. Some random preservatives also hurt me, which is why I try to make all of my meals from scratch.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:05am rw:

Man, this show sounds good. Thanks for filling in this morning Jonathan Williger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:05am TDK60:

sphere: Don't know current size of F.C. maybe 5 or 6? Richard Thompson often joins in. Size of fest: @ 20,ooo. Heard it's a mix of family, older folks, young-uns too. Never been. Brian Wilson will be there this year. Al Stewart.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:05am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@NGH-the office where my naturopath works says the other naturopath does the elimination diet. They eliminate 10 things (!) from your diet, then reintroduce them slowly one at a time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:05am Linda Lee:

wow. the Caterina Barbieri is just great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:05am northguineahills:

Kid Millions is a great human being. I first met him when we djed the same party. Then I'd see him at the same social shindigs. Nice lad, hope he heals up fine. A mutual friend of ours said he should be fine, but the recovery won't be fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:06am melinda:

@Linda I agree. Digging this show.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:06am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

I am currently reviewing a quality manual for typos and errors while my boss is on the road. I have the fire lab to myself. I could literally start a small fire and nobody would care.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:07am The Big Blah Blah:

Don't tell ken, but this show is better suited to a quiet snowy morning. Play on Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:07am TDK60:

W.N. Not sure of the techie side. I've just heard shorter tapes are more hi-fi.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:09am rw:

Wild Neil, I wish my boss would go away so I could start a fire in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:09am tomasz.:

love this Caterina Barbieri
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:09am ben abs:

this show has been great indeed, screen shot-ing almost every track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:09am Carmichael:

After a hectic commute through buckets of NorCal rain, I find this music soothing.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:10am queems:

company just told us that we are getting out of here at noon. so i have that to look forward to. hope the roads are ok by then
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:10am northguineahills:

@Wild Neil: I might have to that (now that I have health insurance, haven't seen a doctor in 11.5 years).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:11am Linda Lee:

queems ~ i'm sure it's messy out there, since the city will wait for a certain amount of snow to fall before plowing. & this snow seems wet & slippery. take it easy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:12am Carmichael:

Re: Fairport @ Croprdy, they typically play sets of 5-6 members in various grouping. I've seen as many as 50 people on the stage for the finale, counting relatives, friends and others.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:13am queems:

thanks @linda lee! i take nj transit home so i’m mostly worried about that part of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:13am TDK60:

Carmichael: You've been there! All reports say it's a fine festival.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:13am fleep:

Drizzly greetings, with downpours ahead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:15am melinda:

Amtrak is sub-par because it was designed to fail, not due to any inherent weakness in public financing of rail.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:19am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@Melinda-sorry to hear that. Can you provide a link for me to read so I can understand that better?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:20am Carmichael:

@TDK, it's a wondrous thing, but often rainy and mucky. The people are wonderful, the village is quaint, and you'll see some brilliant acts. It happens during my birthday month, so I use that as leverage with the Carmichael family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:21am northguineahills:

@melinda: and couple on top of that, outside of the NE corridor, they don't actually own their own tracks, so they don't get priority and often have to find side tracking to let a lumbering cargo train pass. I once took an Amtrak from Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale (my car was in the shop) and it took 10 hours (and it went to Tampa first, even though there is a track directly down the east coast of FL). It usually would take me +/- 4.75 hours to drive that far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:21am melinda:

@Neil this gives some background: www.nydailynews.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:21am steveo:

each snowflake somehow falling at its own tempo yet also in time with the music
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:22am TDK60:

Carm: Looks like I'll have to take a "mack" and some "wellies" !!
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:22am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Pyrometer sounds like Robert Fripp to an extent.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:22am Lixiviated Life:

@steveo I just noticed that too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:23am ɨkɛ:

Sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:23am steveo:

just don't fall eternally into neil's wormhole
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:24am Linda Lee:

@queems ~ ice is usually the issue there, i think, but there's been no thaw/freeze, so you should be fine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:26am melinda:

@ngh: you're right, it's a weird situation they've always been in. I love trains, even the routes that have delays, but it's nice to be in the Northeast where they don't have to share tracks with freight. I took 2 trains to get from Maine to NJ for the marathon and they arrived exactly as scheduled!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:27am steveo:

that switching in boston tho...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:27am northguineahills:

@melinda: yeah, I used to go from NYC to Balt/Wash/Philly/RI/Boston all the time. I would show up five minutes before departure, no security theater, and it would still be so much faster (and cheaper) then flying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:29am Linda Lee:

i've done nyc to miami a number of times by train. not perfect by far, but i always preferred it to flying by far. a real sense of travel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:29am TDK60:

NGH & Melinda: Right, even happens on the Pennsylvania line. Freight before people, you know.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:30am queems:

my family used to do the auto train from virginia to florida and that was always an experience
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:34am Mick:

@Linda Lee I'm with you about the sense of travel - much more connection with fellow travelers and vastly greater sense of the landscape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:34am Sem:

Amtrak'ed Vancouver to Oakland one time. Incredible scenery through the mountains.Took a number for the dining car, like #56, sat in the bar car for a long long time. Finally, a guy in whites steps in from the dining car and says "Number 8? Number 8?"
Never did get dinner, just over-liquor'ed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:36am melinda:

@Linda so true. It's more comfortable than either car or plane, and you see more along the way than you would in the sky or on the interstate.
@steve switching in Boston is kind of nuts since it involves 2 different train stations, but by now I know the T well enough that it isn't too much of a hassle. Sometimes it's worth it to do the Boston-Portland leg by bus, since the station is right next door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:37am TDK60:

Jonathan, thanks for the all-vinyls show. Or rekkids, platters, LPs --whichever term is for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:37am Linda Lee:

@Mick ~ definitely. always found the flight a bit disorienting, too ~ especially in the dead of winter. just won't fly now. too stressful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:38am BronwynB:

great show jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:39am Linda Lee:

@melinda ~ always enjoy the freedom to look, with something to look at. trains take you through communities; bus is the highway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:39am AnAnonymousParty:

Here in the St. Louis area we like to take a day trip on Amtrak from Kirkwood to Hermann and hit the wineries, and spring is finally here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:40am TDK60:

Melinda & Linda & NGH: Yes, train travel superior; views; leg room; rest room; more "green" way to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am crateslinger:

I like to take the Long Island Railroad super early on weekends to see all the drunk teens trying to get home before their parents find out they're gone. Carrying friends, girls with one shoe, boys with puke on their shirts. Funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am Linda Lee:

(agree with you totally, melinda!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

If this is what SM Ken refers to as "hippie noise," I'll take it. Nice selections 'on the vinyl' this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am northguineahills:

...and the bar car.... heck, you can BYOB on metro north and LIRR
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am Linda Lee:

that would be Andy with the 'hippie noise' ~ very funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:41am blee:

Great sounding show, Jonathan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:42am TDK60:

Andy doesn't know anything about hippies, noise, or music. There! heheh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:43am Linda Lee:

@TDK60 ~ green is the way, in my book. & no he doesn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:44am Barnaby:

Great show Jonathan, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:45am northguineahills:

David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir new to me, and digdug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:47am TDK60:

Plus, I prefer train songs to car or plane songs. Plus, great mysteries/thrillers take place on trains. "Strangers On a Train," "Orient Express" Etc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:48am Carmichael:

Throw Momma From the Train ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:49am northguineahills:

@Carmichael" *snert!*
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:49am Carmichael:

Fabio talk about filthy hippies and their music. He might actually be kidding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:50am crateslinger:

I've seen kids left behind by their friends sleeping in the glass house at Jamaica on the Ronkonkoma line. Maybe they got sick of carrying him. Maybe they just think it's funny. I draw an L on their forehead with sharpie.
     Wed. 3/21/18 11:51am 12539:

This has all been quite the fantabulous surprise. Thank you, Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:52am Linda Lee:

was Fabio actually one of those Brooklyn hoods who liked kicking hippie ass? sure hope not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:52am northguineahills:

dayyum, Jonathan, loving your set, hitting all of the notes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:52am Linda Lee:

beautiful show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

Took Amtrak from here to Chicago a couple of times. Stopping to wait for freight trains to clear the tracks was irritating, for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:53am Linda Lee:

me, i found it impossible to be irritated on a train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:54am TDK60:

Great unexpected shew. Wondrous Music Frequently Unexpected.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:54am queems:

thank you jonathan!! what a great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:55am melinda:

Thanks Jonathan!
     Wed. 3/21/18 11:55am Tiago from Portugal:

Thanks Jonathan, great show! Hope you get a regular show, maybe on the drummer stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:55am Linda Lee:

let's hear you again soon JW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:55am Sem:

Thanks for the music, J.W.. See you then!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:55am tomasz.:

thanks Jonathan! great stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:56am Mick:

This has been a staggeringly good show for this snowy morning - thank you Jonathan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:56am listener james from westwood:

Hear hear for more frequent shows, fill-in or on-schedule! Thanks, JW!
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:56am Mike:

Great show, just tuned in. I'll have to listen to the archive from the beginning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:56am ben abs:

Thanks Jonathan, was a great show, hope to hear you again soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:57am TDK60:

More shows from this here disc jockey.
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:57am βrian:

Love these Filles.
  Wed. 3/21/18 11:57am rw:

Thanks, man. Awesome show. Hope to hear more soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:57am steveo:

went too fast; thanks for the show, Jonathan!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 11:59am bk845:

Great show, Jonathan. Thanks!
Avatar    Wed. 3/21/18 11:59am Lixiviated Life:

Thanks Jonathan
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 12:00pm crateslinger:

It's so weird I was thinking about all this train stuff this morning coming in. And I get to take the train home today - probably soon because it's snowing like a postcard and nobody's doing anything plus the boss has to drive back to suffolk county - so he's half way out the door already. Crossing the Willie B on the M in a blizzard feels exclusive - better at night but whatever. Wet floors and sniveling snow dampened dainties.
  Wed. 3/21/18 12:01pm βrian:

Coming up on the hour, opposite Duane:
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77993
     Wed. 3/21/18 12:03pm Listener Robert:

Yay! Not exciting, just right mood for a snow day at home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/21/18 1:33pm listener Rey:

thanks Jonathan. I'll be relistening to this show on the archives for sure
  Wed. 3/21/18 2:03pm prudy:

Hey Duane, love your show. Since you're edging towards the chimurenga, how about some Thomas Mapfumo. FYI he is playing his first concert since the 90's at least in Zimbabwe in April.
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