Favoriting The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: Playlist from July 4, 2016 Favoriting

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Favoriting July 4, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia, John Kahn, Bill Vitt  Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers   Favoriting Live at Keystone  Fantasy  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Tamam Shud  Lady Sunshine   Favoriting Evolution  Anthology Recordings  0:06:33 (Pop-up)
Rhyton  Turn to Stone   Favoriting Redshift  Thrill Jockey  0:10:36 (Pop-up)
Scott Hirsch  Blue Rider   Favoriting Blue Rider Songs  Scissor Tail  0:18:43 (Pop-up)
Rafi Bookstaber  Ocean Above You   Favoriting Late Summer  Woodsist  0:23:54 (Pop-up)
Tully  Syndrone   Favoriting Sea of Joy  Anthology Recordings  0:27:36 (Pop-up)
Ruven Nunez  The Sky Beneath My Feet   Favoriting Devotional Songs II  Self-Released  0:34:39 (Pop-up)
Steve Hillage  Four Ever Rainbow   Favoriting Rainbow Dome Musick  Virgin  0:49:18 (Pop-up)
Yorishiro  Straight for the Sun   Favoriting I  Constellation Tatsu  1:13:45 (Pop-up)
Sunbirds  Spanish Sun   Favoriting Sunbirds  BASF   1:18:46 (Pop-up)
Popol Vuh  Vuh (Excerpt)   Favoriting In Den Gärten Pharaos  Pilz  1:31:08 (Pop-up)
Soft Machine  Out-Bloody-Rageous   Favoriting Third  Columbia  1:41:55 (Pop-up)
Wes Tirey  Black Wind   Favoriting Black Wind  Scissor Tail  2:06:27 (Pop-up)
Michael Deacon  Wind River Children   Favoriting Runnin' in the Meadow  Mustard Seed  2:11:29 (Pop-up)
The Khalsa String Band  Child's Play   Favoriting The Khalsa String Band  Music of Life  2:15:29 (Pop-up)
Chris Madsen  Captured   Favoriting In Black and White  Self-Released  2:20:02 (Pop-up)
Dylan Golden Aycock  Red Bud Valley II   Favoriting Church of Level Track  Scissor Tail  2:24:14 (Pop-up)
Lake Mary & M. Sage  Howl (I Know)   Favoriting Wolfwalkers in Daylight  Patient Sounds  2:30:15 (Pop-up)
Elkhorn  Seven Arrows   Favoriting Elkhorn  Beyond Beyond Is Beyond  2:37:16 (Pop-up)
Gary Salzman  The Secret Forces of Nature   Favoriting The Secret Forces of Nature  Lode  2:50:03 (Pop-up)
Tucker Zimmerman  Back on the Road Again   Favoriting Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman  Numero Group  2:58:56 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11am

Heya Jeff -- happy 4th!
Avatar 3:16am

'bout time there was a cover for this Joe Walsh tune! Nice...
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Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Mariano. Thanks and same to you (?)

Good morning Jeff and listeners, happy 4th from Berlin.
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Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Stefan.

@Greyquad: I had no idea!
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Happy 4th of July Americans :)
Avatar 3:31am

nice mix
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Jeff Conklin:

@flagstret: Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32am

Thanks Bentagle!
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I've always been a fan of early Walsh/James Gang tuneage... Hence the reason I recognized it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am
pacific standard simon:

We taught those British a thing or two about leaving unions!
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Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: I wanted to make that joke but considering how strong this show's UK fanbase is, I skipped it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39am
pacific standard simon:

Notice that I avoided any insulting epithets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41am
pacific standard simon:

Wow, collecting firecracker packaging is a thing!

Avatar 3:46am

The guy who just delivered our groceries: "Oo, what is this? I like this". Showed him on the app and he's going to look it up when he gets home.
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Jeff Conklin:

@Bentangle: Nice! You must have it playing pretty loud?
Avatar 3:53am

Need to know what your customer is listening to while your delivering groceries? There's an app for that!
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Ios compatible, too!
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Jeff Conklin:

How is everyone listening tonight? If you have a stereo set up, I'd love to see a picture. You can upload here: imgur.com
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Digging this Steve Hillage. New to me.
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@jeff speakers in my office. hardly a stereo set up. but i wish i were using headphones tbh.
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Jeff Conklin:

(because im a gear nerd, vintage especially)
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Jeff Conklin:

@Bryan: Me too :(

I wince when i think people tune in and listen on laptop speakers.
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@jeff -- well i do at least have actual speakers plugged into the computer. But they're not a huge improvement.

Morning to all.

Normally I'd be listening on headphones but I set up some cheap-yet-surprisingly-competent speakers in my office at the weekend.
Avatar 4:05am

I'm listening on a mini-system in the kitchen. When I'm not cooking it's the stereo in the lounge. I've got my girlfriend into your show, it's a Monday night tradition here.
John in Texas:

Happy 4th Everyone! Jeff, I'm listening at work via the WFMU app on my iPhone. Sorry to make you wince, but at least I'm tuned in and listening.

Hey, Jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am
pacific standard simon:

Just the old computer with headphones, to avoid waking the roomies. Hoping to have some nice speakers once I get a solo apartment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11am
Wynford Eagle:

Morning Jeff. Love Steve Hillage, check Julian Cope's review of the album, so good - www.headheritage.co.uk... Julian has done a massive amount of research in compiling this archive. Great show.
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I usually listen on headphones, and occasionally listen on my harmon/kardon stereo speakers (depends on whether the spacemates are around or not), but tonight, I'm listening on (I hate to say it) on amazon echo bluetooth speaker (catsiitting for a friend). And I gotta say it's totally awesome to tell your speaker what to play... very HAL 2000
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13am
pacific standard simon:

My small town is always overwhelmed by tourists on holidays. Escaping the big city, I suppose.
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Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Wynford. Yeah I've read his site on ocassion
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20am
pacific standard simon:

It would be kinda cool to run the sound from my computer through a tube amp. Probably cost a few Benjamins, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22am
pacific standard simon:

Or maybe only a Benjamin and a half:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27am
pacific standard simon:

Tried anything like this, Jeff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31am
pacific standard simon:

Holy smoke, the old McIntosh amps really run to big bucks on ebay!
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Jeff Conklin:

@Simon: I haven't. My roommate got an old Fisher tube amp cheap about a year ago and we use that in the living room. Sounds real nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35am
pacific standard simon:

Next item on my list is a turntable so I can listen to the remains of my record collection again. After that, who knows...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40am
pacific standard simon:

When I was a wee sprout, we had a Garrard turntable and a tube amp that fed a pair of speakers that my father built himself. The amp was replaced by something more modern before I was old enough to distinguish between brands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am

I usually listen to the Avant Ghetto at work so I am limited to Apple headphones since I have to wear very open-air and portable headphones while at work. When I re-listen to archives of this show I listen on Klipsch LaScalas, Fi X single ended tube triode amp. I also have original Quad ESL's that are very finicky in terms of amplification, so I am waiting to repair the Quad 22 amps that work so well with them. I would love to listen to archives of the Avant Ghetto on them, especially the acoustic sets, since electrostatic speakers in general and original Quads in particular reproduce vocals and acoustic guitars with a magical quality. Still, the musical point gets across with my cheap Apple headphones!
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Jeff Conklin:

Those earbuds never stayed in my ears which im thankful for.
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the Canterbury wood-elf:

I appear to have (for once) tuned in at the right moment. But is this the beginning or end of "Out-Bloody-Rageous" i wonder? This album is the Canterbury pinnacle...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45am

Love Third!!!
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the Canterbury wood-elf:

Yeah! i get to hear the whole thing! Great looking setlist Jeff. I love that Hillage album (should really be attributed to Hillage-Giraudy as Miquette wrote/played equally on it, but Virgin Records weren't into that).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47am
pacific standard simon:

I'll go with the first album in regard to pinnacle-tude.
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Sem Chumbo:

Good morning, Jeff, and hello to the Avanti wherever you might be,
John in Texas:

Hugh Hopper!

thank god for jeffs show and thank god for empty weekends in the city

@Jeff, I have to listen via the internet & earphones; at home, I play the archives viaa (verry modest standard) stereo amplifyer & speakers or via an internet-radio with an additional speaker - we are sharing as a family of four a 3-room flat and simply do not have much room, listening to music has to fit in. I grew up with a radio and still cherish the experience of personally curated shows (@Guido form Cologne: you might have as well enjoyed the 80ies WDR1 station, BFBS and BBC); But the internet is also a trove: Matching Mole performing "Gloria Gloom"(Bill MacCormick) and "Part of the Dance"(Phil Miller), live on the French TV program "Rockenstock" in 1972
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the Canterbury wood-elf:

In fact, Soft Machine toured with Hendrix in '68, before they'd even recorded the first album. Hendrix was dead by the time Third came out. Wyatt, Ayers and Ratledge were all incredibly self-deprecating about their work, so I wouldn't take their dismissive remarks at face value. There's a bootleg from Davenport, Iowa from that tour and it's one of the most mindblowing things you'll ever hear (if you can listen through the appalling sound quality). And I've heard from people who saw that tour and were completely transformed by the Soft Machine. I can imagine certain minds weren't quite ready for it though...
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Jeff Conklin:

Ah, I should never speak again.

thanks for the correction.

Then there's Hendrix opening for the Monkees! A mismatch if there ever was one.

good music w morning coffee ! akways conklin!!!!
Avatar 5:42am

Greatly enjoyed all the Elkhorn tracks you've played on the show so far. Will definitely pick up the record when it drops.
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Jeff Conklin:

@Betangle: I've only played two so far including this one. Its a tape/digital thing i believe

kickstart the day the Conklin way. Another enlightening show....thnx man

Avatar 5:52am

Right, seemed like more, nevertheless thanks for the tip-off!
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Sem Chumbo:

Thanks, JC, much appreciated. See you next time.
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Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, everybody. Have a great week. See you down the road....
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Thanks Jeff!
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