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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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Options February 20, 2008

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
robert quine/ jody harris  flagpole jitters   Options escape  lust/unlust  1981  12"  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
lubomyr melnyk            0:19:20 (Pop‑up)
carter thornton      black dirt  2008  LP  0:44:38 (Pop‑up)
richard youngs  tinsel matrix   Options autumn response  jagjaguwar  2007  LP  0:50:17 (Pop‑up)
saqqara dogs  sister   Options world crunch  pathfinder records  1986  12"  0:53:22 (Pop‑up)
songhai            0:57:05 (Pop‑up)
malamini jobarteh & dembo konte  cheddo   Options jaliya  sterns  1985  LP  1:03:48 (Pop‑up)
tom djill            1:20:31 (Pop‑up)
matt johnson    burning blue soul  4ad  1984  LP  1:28:21 (Pop‑up)
david thomas and the wooden birds  having time   Options blame the messenger  twin/tone  1987  LP  1:36:18 (Pop‑up)
thick pigeon  sudan   Options   les disques du crepiscule  1981  7"  1:41:52 (Pop‑up)
home & garden            1:45:56 (Pop‑up)
easter monkeys            1:49:57 (Pop‑up)
slow choke (lydia lunch)            1:54:04 (Pop‑up)
pink reason            2:05:56 (Pop‑up)
mike mlillius  sweet sunday   Options         2:12:48 (Pop‑up)
manfred mann            2:15:33 (Pop‑up)
jeffrey dahl            2:19:03 (Pop‑up)
growing    lateral  social registry  2008  CD  2:21:14 (Pop‑up)
strange games  keep your eyes peeled   Options leningrad  points east  1980  LP  2:25:16 (Pop‑up)
agi            2:29:37 (Pop‑up)
zz top  asleep in the desert   Options         2:41:13 (Pop‑up)
d charles speer & the helix  canaanite builder   Options after hours  black dirt  2008  LP  2:44:27 (Pop‑up)
paul dasken  witchita lineman   Options       12"  2:50:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  8:02pm pheezy:

holy crow, this is amazing! i've got a new LP to go hunt down... thanks!
  8:30pm slugluv1313:

WOW!!!! absolutely LOVING this Lubomyr Melnyk piece!!!!

"p. s." to Pheezy -- YES, "Escape" IS a fine album, well worth the search . . .
  9:31pm Parq:

Have been stuck working late, and have found your selections very conducive to thoughtful work.
  9:57pm gregory in Toronto:

you're playing perfect music for what we're doing right now - lying in bed and watching the full lunar eclipse
  10:12pm ross:

forgot about the LE! thanks...
  10:12pm Ken:

Funny...I saw Pink Reason on the playlist and had a feeling that it would be this song...
  10:13pm Pooleside:

wonderful stuff. begins with banjos, moves to saxes...
  10:47pm Droll:

The ZZ Top tune was simply beautiful. Thanks for the reminder that band was sweet and spicy.
  10:27am Casey:

How nice to turn the radio on the other night and hear Richard Youngs.
One of my favorites.
I'm bitting your style and playing the track on my show today.
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