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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
laraaji  meditation #1   Options day of radiance  editions eg  1980  LP  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
quintessence  chant   Options in blissful company  island    LP  0:19:07 (Pop-up)
francisco lopez  movement 1   Options untitled#275  unsounds  2014  CD  0:22:31 (Pop-up)
clark hutchinson  love is the light   Options gestalt  deram  1971  LP  0:44:38 (Pop-up)
pulse emitter  Io   Options crater lake  immune  2014  LP  0:55:49 (Pop-up)
alexander turnquist  cloud slicing   Options flying fantasy  western vinyl  2014  CD  1:02:53 (Pop-up)
oumar konate  meydeni   Options addoh  clermont music  2014  CD  1:05:02 (Pop-up)
konstruktivist  eastern vein   Options a dissembly  klanggalerie  1983/2014  CD  1:09:13 (Pop-up)
sandy bull  gospel tune   Options inventions  vanguard  1964  LP  1:14:32 (Pop-up)
little black egg (georgia hubley)  buzzard's bed   Options buzzard's bed  egon  2012  12"  1:25:09 (Pop-up)
john fahey  melody mcbad   Options visits washington dc  takoma  1979  LP  1:53:37 (Pop-up)
bill orcutt  turkey in the straw   Options   lucky peach  2014  7"  2:03:19 (Pop-up)
brandon seabrook  mucoidal woolgathering   Options sylphid vitalizers  new atlantis  2014  LP  2:06:45 (Pop-up)
heroin in tahiti  alo   Options   yerevan  2014  7"  2:15:17 (Pop-up)
mike cooper  track 10   Options trout steel  paradise of bachelors  1970/2014  LP  2:18:29 (Pop-up)
tucker zimmerman  old fashioned shotgun wedding   Options foot tap  musikiste  1977  LP  2:25:14 (Pop-up)
heitkotter  demo 3   Options black orckid  now again  1972/2014  CD  2:29:04 (Pop-up)
peter kelley  heather   Options dealin' blues  sire    LP  2:31:03 (Pop-up)
greg ashley  brother raymond   Options another generation of slaves  trouble in mind  2014  LP  2:35:21 (Pop-up)
bobby jameson  singing the blues   Options working!  grt    LP  2:38:14 (Pop-up)
mike deasy  stagger lee   Options letters to my head  capitol  1973  LP  2:40:56 (Pop-up)
15-60-75 the numbers  thunderhead   Options among the wandering  water bros.  1987  LP  2:46:30 (Pop-up)
terry brooks & strange  my lady and me   Options high flyer  star people  1981  LP  2:49:55 (Pop-up)
unholy two  total war   Options talk about hardcore  12xu  2014  LP  2:53:46 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11am George of Troy:

Hey John, good morning.
  6:13am Frederic:

Hello, i m listening you from Brittany France !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16am HarktheUmpire:

Good morning John!

@Frederic: My parents are on holiday in Bretagne. If you see a Dutch couple in their 50s with a caravan and a golden retriever, say hi! There must be a ton of those about though.
Avatar 6:24am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, John, and hello GOT, Frederic and Hark. Lovin' these sounds.
Avatar 6:36am zeer:

hey there. nice vibes! - reminds me on Nik Bärtsch roninrhythmrecords.bandcamp.com...
(e.g Modul 8_11)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43am Guido from Cologne:

Hi John!

The JOHN FAHEY episode last week was great .... content wise ... it made me even order the biography (about which i was sceptical fist, heaving read so much).

But from the oint of sound-balance it was horrible.
I had to change the volume all the time.
Not to talk about the switched off mike for the interview partner in the beginning.
Wasn't any technical support available?
Avatar 6:49am John Allen:

hi Guido. we pre-recorded that show, only in hindsight did we realize that the volume levels were off at the beginning. note to everyone who intends to listen to that special, do what Guido did and change the volume all the time. - JA
  7:49am Test:

Avatar 7:52am Yair Yona:

It was a great show last week John
Avatar 7:52am John Allen:

hey yair, glad you enjoyed it
  7:54am Jason:

^ let me 2nd that, thanks for putting that show on, great stuff.
Avatar 7:54am Yair Yona:

A LOT! What's the name of this Fahey tune? I don't think I ever stumbled upon this album and it sounds brilliant. like the middle eastern vibes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06am Michele:

Good Morning John Allen.
Saw Bill Orcutt at Issue Project Room a few weeks ago, was so amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08am Guido from Cologne:

Coming oup to my mind about laer recordings. I rarely read about how John fahey recycled older ideas. There are quete a few versions of "Wine and Roses" under various song titles ("such that with the "Disco Void"). And that " melody mcbad" seems also to be a rework.
Avatar 8:14am John Allen:

steve didn;t want to go into analiziing Fahey's recordings in telling his story , but yeah Fahey would often tweak a theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20am common:

good lord it's hot. hello everyone!
Avatar 8:20am John Allen:

hey Michele! yeah Bill is a powerful performer
Avatar 8:26am Yair Yona:

the Tucker Zimmerman version is beautiful. I've first heard this song sang by British folkman Wizz Jones, such a beautiful version.
  8:31am marmalade kitty:

This music tells me there is a good case to go vegetarian..? thats music for ya!
  8:35am marmalade kitty:

The music sometimes fits sooo well with other stimulae, very convincing.
  8:37am marmalade kitty:

if you know what i mean..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am Guido from Cologne:

Thank You!
  8:39am marmalade kitty:

you think i am mad! tell me :)
Avatar 8:41am Yair Yona:

@marmalade - go vegan, it's really amazing.

John - great set!
Avatar 8:42am John Allen:

sorry gang but meat is winning this set
  8:42am marmalade kitty:

thanks Yair Y
Avatar 8:44am EzSezz:

Thought this was Jim Dickinson doing Stagger Lee. Turned out to be Mike Deasy. Great stuff, either way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44am AndrewC.:

I always go for Nick Cave's filthy version of Stagger Lee.

This is nicely overblown though...
Avatar 8:57am Sem Chumbo:

Been great again this morning, John. Thx!
  8:58am marmalade kitty:

the set had sounds of the abattoir o.O
great show JA
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