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Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

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Options August 15, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Pharoah Sanders  Astral Traveling   Options Thembi  Impulse  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ryley Walker  Age Old Tale   Options Golden Sings That Have Been Sung  Dead Oceans  0:05:25 (Pop‑up)
Lard Free  Acide Framboise   Options Gilbert Artman's Lard Free  Vamp  0:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Dalthom  Derm/Fuji (Excerpt)   Options Frame Slip  Feeding Tube  0:20:20 (Pop‑up)
Forest Management  Structure and Sentiment   Options Acclimation  Amethyst Sunset  0:25:57 (Pop‑up)
Cloudsound  Moonlight Grove   Options Cloudsound  Fluere Tapes  0:31:45 (Pop‑up)
Matt Valentine  Anji Variations   Options Heap Zone  Child Of Microtones  0:37:15 (Pop‑up)
Rhyton  The Nine   Options Redshift  Thrill Jockey  0:46:05 (Pop‑up)
Joe Bethancourt  Raga   Options Imaginational Anthem Vol. 8: The Private Press  Tompkins Square  0:52:32 (Pop‑up)
Elkhorn  Dogfish Blues   Options Elkhorn  Beyond Beyond Is Beyond  1:09:20 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green  Summer Brings The Sunshine   Options Summer Brings The Sunshine  Numero  1:19:08 (Pop‑up)
Country Funk  When I'm Without You   Options Country Funk  Polydor  1:23:16 (Pop‑up)
Euphoria  Sunshine Woman   Options A Gift from Euphoria  Capitol  1:28:37 (Pop‑up)
Stills-Young Band  Fontainebleu   Options Long May You Run  Reprise  1:32:18 (Pop‑up)
Cara & Mike Gangloff with the Great American Drone Orchestra  Cry Me a River   Options Knock On Life's Door  MIE Music  1:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon  Both Will Escape   Options Both Will Escape  Family Vineyard  1:42:44 (Pop‑up)
Tom Armstrong  Thunder Clouds   Options The Sky Is An Empty Eye  Dharma Bum  1:54:16 (Pop‑up)
Mike Cooper  O.M.M. Coda   Options Life and Death in Paradise  Fresh Air  2:07:27 (Pop‑up)
Joe Weaver and Friends  Sailing   Options The Wind in the Spumoni Trees  Branco  2:14:26 (Pop‑up)
The Khalsa String Band  Sing of Bliss   Options The Khalsa String Band  Music of Life  2:19:43 (Pop‑up)
Lisa/Liza  Deserts of Youth   Options Deserts of Youth  Orindal  2:24:34 (Pop‑up)
Lambert & Nuttycombe  Morning   Options At Home  A&M  2:29:38 (Pop‑up)
Kent Harrison Boyles  Willow Tree   Options Kent Harrison Boyles  Self-Released  2:32:35 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Pasquarosa  ...In This World Anymore   Options Astral Guitar Projections Part II  4th Eye Musick  2:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Jacob Sunderlin  Death Ranch Pt.2   Options Death Ranch  Castle Bravo  2:44:20 (Pop‑up)
Marisa Anderson  End of the Night   Options Into the Light  Mississippi  2:58:20 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:06am franny:

Good morning to the best ghetto I know.
Avatar 3:11am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Franny and to all who shall check in shortly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13am pacific standard simon:

G'mornin', Jeff. I believe this is my first time listening to your show without headphones. A dream at last realized.
Avatar 3:14am Jeff Conklin:

Morning, Simon. Nice. What kind of speakers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17am pacific standard simon:

Basic powered computer speakers. But I have a set of 2.1 speakers available to set up. All part of the process of moving into a roommate-less apartment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am pacific standard simon:

It's a big deal because headphones put me to sleep.
Avatar 3:25am joeray:

Good morning, Jeff!
Avatar 3:26am Jeff Conklin:

Right on, Simon.

What up, Joeray
  3:28am John in Texas:

Good morning! Congrats PSS for going roommate-less......turn those speakers up! @Jeff, have you ever played anything by, Anne Gillis?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31am pacific standard simon:


Don't see no Anne Gillis.
Avatar 3:34am Jeff Conklin:

I don't believe I have
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am pacific standard simon:

What the heck is a "plastician"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39am pacific standard simon:

The San Francisco Giants' Jerry Garcia Tribute Night is coming up on Thursday. An annual event.

  3:41am John in Texas:

PSS, thanks for the link! PGR = Poison Gas Research? I'll be searching that episode out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46am pacific standard simon:

Not sure how much Davy Graham I heard in that.
Avatar 3:53am Jeff Conklin:

Listen harder
  3:54am Goats Head Stew:

Amazing set again, Jeff! Thank you for always cheering up my Monday morning blues; Stuart in London, UK
Avatar 3:56am Jeff Conklin:

Aww thanks, Stuart,

Incidentally, I've been listening to Goat's Head Soup A LOT lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59am pacific standard simon:

Side-by-side, more like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03am pacific standard simon:

Heard a bunch of Sandy Bull in that Joe Bethancourt track.
Avatar 4:09am Jeff Conklin:

Big time Bull in that one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10am pacific standard simon:

Music writing has always been crap, with a few bright spots. We accepted it because it was all we had. High speed internet has been the antidote to that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16am pacific standard simon:

I still have my 'best of Rolling Stone'-type paperback collections. Great for reading sphincter-opening nonsense in the bathroom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22am pacific standard simon:

These guys should be on the Capricorn label -- they're BETTER.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24am pacific standard simon:

Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green, that is.
Avatar 4:25am joeray:

Thanks for a great show...last week! I was listening live but had a bad cold so I returned to last week's Avant Ghetto archived show which ended up being multiple plays. I especially liked the first and last hours. I'm sure you've played Dave Evans on the show before but hearing Grey Lady Morning has made me obsessed to get his all his recordings. Was he not that prolific in album releases?
Avatar 4:29am Bentangle:

Gidday Ghetto Dwellers, great show so far Jeff.
Avatar 4:29am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, Joeray.

He did at least four albums in the 70s.
  4:30am Nick:

Country Funk's "When I'm Without You" sounded eerily similar to Television's "Little Johnny Jewel"...I wonder if Television ripped it off??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31am pacific standard simon:

Country Funk was more like Steven Stills playing with Quicksilver Messenger Service.
Avatar 4:32am Jeff Conklin:

@Nick: Nothing surprises me at this point but who knows!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34am pacific standard simon:

The congas were a mistake.
Avatar 4:36am Jeff Conklin:


Now I know you're just trolling. The conga MAKE that tune. Holy moly
  4:36am Nick:

@Jeff, Yeah it's funny, lately I've been noticing all these early '70s songs that sound like they might have been influences on Television. There are a couple on Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief. But maybe we project things based on our own way of hearing things! haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39am pacific standard simon:

It's a fact that Television covered "Knocking On Heaven's Door", so you win that point by default.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42am pacific standard simon:

I love this version of "Cry Me a River", therefor I am not a troll. QED.
Avatar 4:43am Jeff Conklin:

It'd be better with congas ;)
  4:43am Nick:

@PSS, Well, I can understand the Dylan influence...that's a little more obvious. Don'tcha think? Especially since Dylan was such a huge influence on Patti Smith. But are you making the connection to Fairport Convention's cover of "Knocking on Heaven's Door"?
Avatar 4:45am joeray:

I know a review of Ryley Walker wouldn't be considered "rock journalism" but Frank Zappa's quote on it is close enough: "People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, to prepare articles for people who can't read!"
  4:48am Nick:

Nah, I don't buy that Zappa quote...But I do think that Ryley Walker review in the publication that shall remain unnamed is lazy and horrible.
Avatar 4:48am Jeff Conklin:

Theres a lot of good music writing but I honestly see no point in new record reviews unless it's making interesting connections and/or exposing something obscure to a wider audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49am pacific standard simon:

@joeray - I tend to agree with Zappa but, to be fair, he couldn't write much, and he wasn't all that interested in reading, either.
  4:50am Nick:

@Jeff - exactly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53am pacific standard simon:

I love congas -- especially in late '60s Fleetwood Mac and Santana. Just not in that specific track.
  4:57am Nick:

This is off topic, but speaking of influences on people...Y'know how everyone's been writing about all the 1980s sci-fi/horror influences on Stranger Things? Well, there's that one scene with Hopper tearing through his home to find a bugging device that seemed an homage to the ending of Coppola's "The Conversation". And I haven't seen anyone mention it yet. I love things like that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01am pacific standard simon:

@Nick - Haven't been watching it or writing about it.
  5:02am Nick:

Avatar 5:03am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Hey Jeff and ghetto folk, looks like i've missed two excellent hours.
Have Matt and Erika split up? I've been seeing "mv" without the "ee" a lot online these days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03am pacific standard simon:

Or even been reading about it. Must be something wrong with me.
  5:07am Nick:

We will have to meet up in five years Jeff ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08am pacific standard simon:

I have two small TVs with built-in VCR slots!
Avatar 5:08am Jeff Conklin:

Sorry to put you on blast there, Nick but I just can't
Avatar 5:08am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, Cantebury
  5:09am Nick:

No worries, I completely got it. That's why I laughed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12am pacific standard simon:

  5:13am Nick:

@PSS, that last comment was for Jeff.
  5:16am Nicky T:

Hey Jeff, That Mike Cooper is pretty righteous. I remember looking for that Machine Gun album a while back...I'll keep digging! Good meeting you the other day, Nick
  5:16am George from Gravesend:

I usually miss the first 2 hours also but listen from the beginning while coming home from work.
  5:17am Nick:

@Nicky T, I wish we had met, but you must have me mixed up with a different Nick! :)
  5:19am Nick:

I am getting too delirious, and I'm not even drunk or stoned...See ya all, thanks Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19am pacific standard simon:

Still trying to figure out the point where my comments can be assigned to something usefull...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24am pacific standard simon:

Although it IS nice to have the SFL icon next to my name, in this context.
Avatar 5:29am Jeff Conklin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32am pacific standard simon:


??? That would e a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33am Guido from Cologne:

Good morning!
I'm a bit late.
Avatar 5:39am Jeff Conklin:

Hey guido
  5:49am George from Gravesend:

last weeks show was special, multiple listens. Now I will have to check out Stranger things. The poster art brings me back.
Avatar 5:50am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks, George. Just keep Stranger Things thoughts elsewhere ;)
  5:57am Ajay:

great show Jeff. That Jacob Sunderlin track was killer. Back at work after the vacation and The Avant Ghetto kickstarting it all
Avatar 5:58am soup and fog:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00am Guido from Cologne:

Thank you Jeff!
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