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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 July 8, 2018

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Bob Dylan  Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You   Options Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975  Columbia  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Grateful Dead   Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo   Options Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ, 9/3/77  Bootsville  0:03:57 (Pop‑up)
Wet Tuna  New York Street   Options The Root Cellar, Greenfield, MA, 6/29/17  Bootsville  0:17:59 (Pop‑up)
Peter Green  Burnt Foot   Options The End of Game  Reprise  0:31:42 (Pop‑up)
Amoramora  Bloom (Live)   Options S'Moramora Volume II  Self-Released  0:36:05 (Pop‑up)
Spruce   Far From Home   Options Spruce  Out to Lunch  0:41:56 (Pop‑up)
Hoyt Axton  Sunrise   Options My Griffin Is Gone  Columbia  0:44:45 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch  Open Up the Watergate (Let the Sunshine in)   Options LA Turnaround  Chrysalis  0:46:59 (Pop‑up)
Vince Martin  Yonder Comes the Sun   Options If the Jasmine Don't Get You...The Bay Breeze Will  Capitol  0:49:48 (Pop‑up)
Gene Clark  On Her Own   Options Sings For You  Omnivore  1:06:56 (Pop‑up)
NRBQ  That's Alright   Options All Hopped Up  Red Rooster  1:11:03 (Pop‑up)
Happy & Artie Traum  Scavengers   Options Double Back  Capitol  1:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Bob Hughes  Black Haired Girl   Options The Kids are Ok!  Kith & Kin  1:18:43 (Pop‑up)
Roger McGuinn  Lost My Drivin' Wheel   Options Roger McGuinn  Columbia  1:22:14 (Pop‑up)
Green  RCMPB   Options Green  ATCO  1:26:12 (Pop‑up)
Cottonwood  Holdin' On   Options Camaraderie  ABC-Dunhill  1:29:34 (Pop‑up)
Canned Heat  Boogie Music   Options Living the Blues  United Artists  1:32:39 (Pop‑up)
John Lee Hooker  Boogie with the Hook   Options Never Get Out of These Blues Alive  ABC  1:35:11 (Pop‑up)
Taiconderoga  Speaking My Mind   Options Whitchi Tai To b/w Speakin' My Mind  Beacon  1:41:45 (Pop‑up)
Muddy Waters  Rollin' & Tumblin'   Options After the Rain  Chess  1:46:07 (Pop‑up)
John Mayall And Eric Clapton  Little Girl   Options Bluebreakers  London  1:51:06 (Pop‑up)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band  Spoonful   Options The Original Lost Elektra Sessions  Rhino  1:53:24 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  10:01pm Agent Peter:

Smooth transition from the Funky Sesame Street chimes. :-)
Avatar 10:02pm Adamsworth:

yeah, to Horny Dylan! :-P
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm mb:

Drove thru Conklin, NY this weekend. Granted a full nod.
  10:04pm opurt:

Good evening! Remembered to tune in early this week.
  10:05pm Agent Peter:

oh jeez, Englishtown...Raceway Park....Funny cars!
Avatar 10:10pm Adamsworth:

dang good version of this song
  10:10pm Chris H:

Greatest 1/2 Step ever, hands down.
  10:10pm Agent Peter:

A very inspired show all around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Agent Peter: Now I'm thinking of the Raceway Park commercial with that sped-up laughing intro.
Nitro-burning funny cars!
Avatar 10:14pm Adamsworth:

Ha ha I'm from Minnesota but I also remember tv commercials for nitro burning funny cars. I didn't know what that meant, but I thought it would be fun. I'd probably be bored out of my mind if I went.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Adamsworth: These commercials I'm thinking of are from the 1980s, mostly. Is that when you saw them, too? Maybe it was a big thing across the USA back then. Now I don't watch tv or listen to commercial radio, so if it's still happening, I'd have no idea!
  10:18pm JakeGould:

Funny cars are drag racers that look like exaggerated stock cars, right?
Avatar 10:19pm Adamsworth:

yeah it would have been the 80s.
  10:20pm phat:

  10:20pm Agent Peter:

They're stock cars with the front end jacked up rebuilt for drag racing.
Avatar 10:21pm Adamsworth:

I may be mixing up eras, but I think there would also be commericals with a Truckersaurus Rex...maybe that was just Monster Truck shows. I forget if they were combined.
  10:21pm Dean:

Funny cars and dragsters are the epitome of American muscle-flexing sporting. A billion dollars aimed at about five seconds of wad-blowing. I love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm Wendy del Formaggio:

The Root Cellar! I live about 20 minutes from that place and keep meaning to go. It's nice to hear a recording from there. This is awesome. Thanks, Jeff!
  10:23pm Agent Peter:

The ads were a staple of both AM & FM radio. Pretty much any commercial station in NY, Philly or points in between ran them. Think they were on TV too, but that was a long time ago.
Avatar 10:23pm tuner fish:

Wet Tuna sounds even better with a live drummer! Although the drum machine stuff I've heard before does have a certain character to it that I liked, as well. These guys are so great at jamming, no matter what the instrumentation!
  10:23pm skeeterj:

Avant ghetto is the sleeper car of a wfmu drag race
Avatar 10:24pm Adamsworth:

yeah, they were also a staple of the Midwest boondocks I grew up in! "SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!" Were they on Sundays on the East Coast too?
  10:24pm Agent Peter:

oh, there's a bunch on youtube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I vaguely remember the tv commercials for funny cars and such -- there was one for occasional events where they'd do monster trucks in the Meadowlands Arena. In the NYC-area market, the radio ads for Raceway Park played allllll the time when I was a kiddo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Wendy del Formaggio:

@Adamsworth: TOTALLY! "Sunday Sunday Sunday" is a thing I say sometimes, in that voice, and friends who are younger than I am have no idea what I'm talking about and I feel so sad for them. haha.
  10:27pm Dean:

Went to two or three drag races at Irwindale (home of sriracha!) with my dad m-a-n-y years ago. Effing amazing. Every sense: smell, touch, taste, hear, see, massively stimulated. The best!
Avatar 10:30pm Jeff Conklin:

Hi. Talk about the music.
  10:31pm Dean:

The music? This Wet Tuna is spectacular.
Avatar 10:31pm Adamsworth:

ha ha ha
Avatar 10:32pm Adamsworth:

you know what's a good Matt Valentine song? Sweetheart of the Nascar. What do you guys think about Nascar? Hee hee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Wendy del Formaggio:

Jeff, I did. You have to scroll up above some of the "funny car" comments. haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm Wendy del Formaggio:

I like Matt Valentine a lot. I don't give a rat's ass about NASCAR. :-)
  10:34pm Carmichael:

Jeezus, finally a show I can listen to. Heya Jeff and enjoyees. That’s a word, ya? Peter Green is a visionary.
  10:35pm Dean:

However, NASCAR doesn't have shit to do with drag racing. Try NHRA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Wendy del Formaggio:

This Peter Green track is NUTS. I love it. I wish I didn't have to go to sleep so soon. Jeff, your show is always a good way to end my Sunday.
  10:38pm Carmichael:

Big Daddy Don Garlits, and Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Luisa24:

sounds gooood
Avatar 10:42pm Adamsworth:

Yeah, this is cool.
  10:44pm Agent Peter:

Lots of Dead shows at race tracks, not just Englishtown. Watkins Glen another 70's venue. Manor Down in the 80's but that's a horse track. Played Gulfstream back in '68, also a horsetrack. Skipped Altamont of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47pm Luisa24:

Hoyt Axton, very cool
  10:47pm Agent Peter:

Hoyt Axton. Nice surprise.
Avatar 10:49pm Jeff Conklin:

Y'all dig that Amoramora?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Luisa24:

  10:49pm sfolk16:

sending love from Yellow Springs OH! Loving the set on this beautiful summer night!!!!!!!!
  10:51pm sfolk16:

yes!! the Amoramora track was humming!!!!!!! nice!
Avatar 10:52pm Adamsworth:

Avatar 10:53pm Adamsworth:

Oh yeah, Yuzo Iwata passed away this last week too. I had no idea he was ill, if that is even what it was, I don't know. I always considered myself lucky to have met him and see him play live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Aitch:

I think he wants to go fishing?
  10:54pm Clint in Reno:

Sitting on a folding chair with my feet in the Truckee River and watching the sunset and listening to this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm mb:

Vince peaking hard here. Great build up.
  10:59pm Carmichael:

Clint, I have cabin right there.
  11:00pm Clint in Reno:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm mb:

Umm Jeff? You are biting DJ TROUBLE's style here with this mic break.
  11:03pm DJ E:

WFMU's mission statement upon first broadcast in 1958? Teach people the greatness of Peter Green
  11:05pm The Butterman:

Jeff, I've attempted that with half-step as well. I wanted to see when they decided to stretch out the instrumental part before " acrossssssssss the rio grandio part. Cuz they used to go right into it. That half step is just unbelievable. It has never gotten enough respect.
  11:05pm DJ E:

looks like they are playing Nectar's in Burlington?
  11:08pm Eric:

I was at the Englishtown concert! New Riders and Marshall Tucker Band. Keith and Donna had just come back from a car accident!
Avatar 11:09pm Jennifer_PNW:

Good evening from Juneau, Alaska
Avatar 11:10pm Jeff Conklin:

@DJ E: Yeah! Go See them!
Avatar 11:11pm Jennifer_PNW:

That Gene Clark song is nice. Heard amazing things about the release but haven't grabbed it yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20pm mb:

Those drums on Scavengers sounded like Levon's. Like he took a smoke break and the Traum brothers snuck in and laid that tune down.
Avatar 11:23pm Jennifer_PNW:

Yes!! Love this jam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm mb:

This 2nd set has a very Patriots beat the Falcons vibe.
Avatar 11:44pm tuner fish:

love this taiconderoga!
Avatar 11:59pm cbk:

Right on Jeff. Thanks for all this.
  9:59am Lucky:

Wow, that Peter Green sounds so Fleetwood Mac to me. But's the only member on it? Huh.
  10:47am Lucky:

The Roger McGuinn sounds like Big Star sort of...
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