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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
neil rolnick  wake up   Options ex-machina  innova  2016  CD  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
patty waters  fine and mellow   Options you thrill me  water  1964/2004  CD  0:11:40 (Pop‑up)
patty waters  why can't i come to you   Options you thrill me  water  1964/2004  CD  0:16:31 (Pop‑up)
patty waters  why can't i come to you   Options sings  esp  1966  LP  0:19:17 (Pop‑up)
patty waters  black is the color of my true love's hair   Options sings  esp  1966  LP  0:21:39 (Pop‑up)
beverly glenn-copeland  let us dance   Options keyboard fantasies  invisible city editions  1986/2016  LP  0:40:40 (Pop‑up)
wilted woman  doing the math   Options     2018  CD  0:47:46 (Pop‑up)
kyle gann  busted grooves   Options hyperchromatica  other minds  2018  CD  0:51:26 (Pop‑up)
samaritan quell  growth of the black snake   Options s/t  monofonus press  2018  LP  1:01:29 (Pop‑up)
eric chenaux  slowly paradise (lush) / there's our love   Options slowly paradise  constellation  2018  LP  1:08:21 (Pop‑up)
colin bluntstone  let me come closer to you   Options one year  epic  1971  LP  1:18:15 (Pop‑up)
tiziano popoli & marco palpane  arabian dream   Options scorie  yaki record  1985  LP  1:20:54 (Pop‑up)
doopees  Chopin Opus 28 No 4 with tone cluster   Options doopee time  for life records  1995  CD  1:27:12 (Pop‑up)
david shea  magnets   Options piano I  room 40  2016  CD  1:28:35 (Pop‑up)
wayne horvitz  this new generation   Options dinner at eight  dossier  1986  LP  1:32:57 (Pop‑up)
enzo minarelli  poems in word   Options phonosensitivity  pogus  2018  CD  1:36:17 (Pop‑up)
gt little jr  silence   Options passion player  artist's concept ‎  1983  LP  1:41:12 (Pop‑up)
mj lallo  deep dreams   Options   seance center  2018  12"  1:48:55 (Pop‑up)
masqualero  nyl   Options band a part  ecm  1986  LP  1:59:43 (Pop‑up)
jon hassell / farafina  out pours (kongo) blue   Options flash of the spirit  intuition  1988  LP  2:05:09 (Pop‑up)
gintas k  episode 8   Options acousma light  gk rec  2018  CD  2:11:15 (Pop‑up)
US girls  traviata / time   Options in a poem unlimited  4ad  2018  LP  2:18:47 (Pop‑up)
smersh  sideways   Options   dark entries  1989/2017  12"  2:26:30 (Pop‑up)
stephen mallinder  cool down   Options   fetish  1981  12"  2:32:34 (Pop‑up)
suss  laredo   Options ghost box  self-released  2018  CD  2:39:23 (Pop‑up)
us girls  st jude boys choir   Options cassingle  hardscrabble amateurs  2008  Cassette  2:43:51 (Pop‑up)
gunter schickert  puls   Options uberfallig  sky records  1979  LP  2:52:37 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Rob (Jerzcity):

mornin' John, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am adampsyche:

every week, this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am adampsyche:

love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Devin B.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

Is that Suzy the same Suzy Q that Creedence Clearwater sings about?
Avatar 9:18am themutante:

Fine, mellow and smoooth!
  9:19am exile-on-hicks-st:

Is that Tom Wilson?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am The Oscar:

Mornin' all! Is that Tom Wilson on the board?
  9:20am exile-on-hicks-st:

@Oscar - lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am The Oscar:

@exile Ha-- great minds!
Avatar 9:21am John Allen:

yes Tom Wilson/ hey everyone!
Avatar 9:24am northguineahills:

I won tix to see Patty Waters! (the wife will go in my stead w/ a friend, she's instructed to fully document).
Avatar 9:25am TDK60:

Oh no, April approaches...gotta pay my taxes to the imperialist war machine yet again.
Avatar 9:25am themutante:

Ha, @TDK60
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am sphere:

hey all. i like the title of this jam. :)
  9:26am exile-on-hicks-st:

@northguinea - where’s the show? Is it in BK?
Avatar 9:28am TDK60:

Ms. Waters is new to me. This is what WFMU is for.
Avatar 9:28am themutante:

Oooooh, I like this!!!
Avatar 9:31am John Allen:

next thursday night in Bklyn Hghts

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Mick:

Good morning music lovers. JA, thanks for the extended Patty Waters set.
Avatar 9:32am northguineahills:

@exile-on-hicks-st::It's at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights, Apr 5th, 119-121 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 8pm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am Devin B.:

This is great!
Avatar 9:32am northguineahills:

This is the song that made fall in love w/ Patty Waters.
Avatar 9:33am themutante:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am sphere:

Unitarians rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am The Oscar:

Avatar 9:33am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 9:33am themutante:

What is the title of this song? It's not 'Blaaack' is it? Seriously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am sphere:

Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am NotARealDoctor:

I love the way she makes her voice sound like a string instrument in distress
Avatar 9:34am Roberto:

I remember David Suisman playing this about 14 years ago. My daughter (about eight years old at the time) was in the car with me and couldn't stop giggling.
Avatar 9:35am themutante:

Thank you! Thought this was a different take.
Avatar 9:35am TDK60:

Should have known about this artist. Never too late to learn something new, or old.
Avatar 9:36am themutante:

Hope I don't have to ask too many questions about the song title. Mr Dj is cutting corners.
Avatar 9:38am TDK60:

It's an old folk tune, avant-jazzed, 1965.
Avatar 9:39am northguineahills:

"Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair" is an old blues song.
Avatar 9:40am TDK60:

'65 was a helluva year for socio-cultural change.
Avatar 9:44am Roberto:

That's because it was the year I was born. Society was like, oh snap, here comes Roberto. We'd best get with the program.
Avatar 9:48am TDK60:

Roberto born in '65 too.
Avatar 9:48am Roberto:

YAAAS '65 twins!
Avatar 9:49am TDK60:

Not me, you.
Avatar 9:51am Roberto:

Oh. Mkay!
Avatar 9:51am Rev. Turnip Druid:

may i hello please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am sphere:

you may.
Avatar 9:53am TDK60:

I could list many '65 socio-cultural changes, but those may be obvious, already. [?]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am steveo:

I am late. I like this track. It's a little unusual to see Tom Jones on this board. Oh, wait, Tom Wilson. I am happy to be listening.
Avatar 9:55am TDK60:

Tom Wilson is where?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am BronwynB:

hey there john and everyone
Avatar 9:56am Chris from DC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am Devin B.:

Oh! Just ordered this Gann CD a couple days ago. Sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am steveo:

wow kyle gann is amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am sphere:

Tom Wilson (the producer) passed in 1978.
Avatar 9:58am John Allen:

yknow how Clay Pigeon has the box of pain? Irwin has a similar box, but it's filled with Tom Wilson references
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Scott Williams:

@John, and Nick Mason slurs
Avatar 10:00am themutante:

This is picklin' ma nut!
Avatar 10:00am TDK60:

Must be one of those pianos that was prepared before the show began.
  10:03am aaaHaaa:

Great show! It's almost as if you crawled inside my brain and determined exactly which 'unusual' music would most appeal to me right now. Thanks!
Avatar 10:03am themutante:

Doing the Meth, more like.
Avatar 10:10am TDK60:

Still wonderin' @ T. Wilson: "on the board"? huh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am Polyus:

Hey, whoa, who is slurring Nick Mason?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am steveo:

tdk he produced (some of?) the patty waters and his name is "on the board" that is all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am steveo:

oh, he's on the mixing board is the original reference, but i saw him on the "comments board" which is here so i'm sorry if that was confusing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am The Oscar:

@steveo @TDK60 That's right-- I was asking if that was his voice as the producer, but it's hard to talk about Mr. Wilson without attempting music biz lingo :)
Avatar 10:17am TDK60:

Steveo: Oh, he engineered Waters, thanks. // This wobbly sound just came on, has to be Eric Chenaux of Quebec's Constellation Records. Chenaux takes the full whammy bar approach.
Avatar 10:18am TDK60:

Produced, don't know if he engineered.
Avatar 10:19am TDK60:

Those easily seasick beware.
Avatar 10:20am themutante:

This is very nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am steveo:

i am a sucker for brass instruments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am adampsyche:

this is very nice!
Avatar 10:23am TDK60:

Wilson was there for some friggin' great albums, eh?
Avatar 10:27am tuner fish:

loving this arabian dream
  Swag For Life Member 10:27am uıʇsn∀:

this is a great morning tune!
  Swag For Life Member 10:27am uıʇsn∀:

perfect for making coffee
Avatar 10:28am tuner fish:

i'm totally drinking coffee to this right now!
Avatar 10:31am themutante:

I'm on the lager. You are all a bunch of Jessies.
Avatar 10:32am themutante:

I kid, of course. Whateva gets you going.
  Swag For Life Member 10:32am uıʇsn∀:

what's a jessie! never heard the term
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am steveo:

if you've never heard it you probably are one
Avatar 10:34am themutante:

Weak, cowardly. It's an Americanism.
  10:34am exile-on-hicks-st:

@northguinea - sorry, had to duck out -thx for the Waters show info. That church is just a block away from me on Hicks St. Stop the press. Something interesting happening in BK Heights.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am steveo:

(i'd never heard of it either)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am steveo:

sounds like casual sexism, tbh
Avatar 10:36am TDK60:

Never heard of "Jessie" either. What part of this great nation are you inhabiting?
Avatar 10:36am themutante:

Casual sexism? Well it is Friday.
  Swag For Life Member 10:37am uıʇsn∀:

I'd inferred as much re: it being a synonym for sissy, etc. Curious where it's from
Avatar 10:37am themutante:

Looked it up. Apparantly not an Americanism and more this side of the Atlantic. Could have swore it was fae over there.
  10:37am exile-on-hicks-st:

And I couldn’t think of a modern analogue to “stop the press” (the presses stoppped long ago). “Hold the phone” also would baffle anyone under 18. My cliches are stuck in the past. Oh, and happy birthday, Slowhand.
Avatar 10:38am TDK60:

Mr Allen, I think I can see where you are going and what you are going for...
Avatar 10:41am themutante:

This is a lovely bit of strange.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am The Oscar:

@exile "Don't hit send?"
Avatar 10:44am themutante:

This is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am BronwynB:

damn, this is amazing. 1983 it looks like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am BronwynB:

also, i may have found this guy's linkedin? www.linkedin.com...
Avatar 10:49am TDK60:

Getting back to that Nick Mason reference (drummer for the Pink Floyd band, UK psych combo). Guess I never focused on his drumming, know not why. He was subtle? Suppose I was more focused on the P.F. organist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Devin B.:

"GT Little, Jr. is an experienced professional and university educated music scholar, whose range is virtually limitless."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Polyus:

Mason played with so much taste and restraint. Always the right thing in the right place. Perhaps he wasn't the most technically skilled, but I have heard 'better' drummers sing his praises.
Avatar 10:55am themutante:

I'm only listening through an Echo, but that kick drum has some oomph on it.
Avatar 10:58am TDK60:

Thanks for your thoughts Polyus. I'm a bit Floyded-out, but they did/do have some good rekkids.
  11:03am David in London:

Really liked that last set. It’s a wet Bank Holiday here in the UK. I’m lying on the sofa reading, and it’s suiting the mood perfectly.
Avatar 11:10am TDK60:

Could it be, the world is finally catching up with Jon Hassell, so to speak?
  11:19am bore:

in the car, love the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am The Oscar:

Finally picked up the new US Girls. It seriously is so damn good.
Avatar 11:23am TDK60:

Still on the sofa David? C'mon, up and do the Watusi with me!, the Frug! 1,000 dances...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am steveo:

people still have cars? love u.s.girls. live in brooklyn 3 shows on 4/13, probably all sold out
  11:24am Mick Dylan:

howdy. has the dog and mist cleared?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am The Oscar:

She's playing the night before at Great Scott in Boston, which seems like a shockingly small venue for an act like that. I can't make it, which is a bummer-- next time around it'll probably be somewhere twice the size.
  11:26am mick dylan:

I have cars..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Passaic River Blues:

Is there a bad US Girls song? Everything I've heard over the years is nearly perfect.
  11:29am David in London:

@TDK60. I might manage a gentle two-step later if I have time to work up to it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am The Oscar:

I'm ashamed to admit that, before the new album, I only knew her bonkers cover of "The Boy Is Mine." Really need to check out more.
Avatar 11:31am TDK60:

Okay David, low-key day there in Olde London Town.
Avatar 11:35am TDK60:

Never even heard of US Girls til 'eared 'em on WFMU recently. That's what this radio station is for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Passaic River Blues:

Yeah, I've only really absorbed that dope Brandy cover, "Jack", and most of the rest of her second record. My wife played "Jack" a lot five, six years ago. That's pretty much it, other than things floating around online occasionally. I also need to delve deeper, starting with the new record.
  11:38am David in London:

Yeah, I’ve bought so much stuff after being introduced to it here on Woof Moo. How did I never hear John Prine before?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Mick:

@The Oscar, US Girls playing Great Scott?? That *is* shockingly small!
Avatar 11:42am Chris from DC:

Digging the Stephen Mallinder here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am maestroso:

Really digging this whole show. Thanks JA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am steveo:

the "live room" at "baby's all right" in brooklyn is only 280 people so that should be nice and intimate, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Mick:

@steveo, hmmmm... Friday the 13th, sounds pretty ideal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am steveo:

i'll sell you my 2 tickets for $100,000.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am steveo:

oh it's noon-ish; thanks, john, great show
Avatar 11:55am TDK60:

London David: Waiting to discover John Prine, like a fine wine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am steveo:

Mick, your profile pic is great. Is it art?
Avatar 11:58am TDK60:

DJ JA, thanks for music selections today. I don't feel pinched.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Mick:

Thanks John for another amazing show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Mick:

Steveo, it's a Donald Judd sculpture
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm steveo:

Avatar 12:02pm TDK60:

Oh, Bryce 10 min. late? Going over with a few more Smash Hits, JA?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm steveo:

Avatar 12:06pm John Allen:

thanks everyone/ see ya'll next week
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