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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
fats comet  bop bop   Options   world records  1985  12"  0:00:00 ()
luke vibert/jeremy simmonds  go to sleep (everything is allright)   Options rodulate  rephlex  2008  CD  0:09:49 ()
masters at work  papa beats   Options fingertrips vol 1  warlock  1990  12"  0:12:28 ()
calvin  time keeps movin on   Options   vinylmania  1986  12"  0:16:42 ()
red snapper  hot flush   Options   flaw recordings  1995  12"  0:21:34 ()
tidiani kone & orchestre poly-rhythmo  djanfa magni   Options african scream contest  analog africa  1975/2008  CD  0:25:12 ()
canopic lidz            0:35:23 ()
akanni animashaun and his apala group  side one   Options akanni de alawiye orin  schanachie    LP  0:43:04 ()
copol  like this for ages   Options   4ad  1980  12"  1:00:57 ()
teenage jesus  red alert   Options no new york  antilles  1978  LP  1:05:25 ()
craig leon  nommo   Options nommos  takoma  1981  LP  1:06:01 ()
chris hinze  african rapness   Options     1984    1:13:19 ()
john martyn  lonely love   Options   island  1986  7"  1:18:16 ()
alexander o'neal  lady (not my girl)   Options s/t  cbs  1985  LP  1:21:53 ()
melisa morgan  now or never   Options do me baby  capitol  1986  LP  1:43:30 ()
loose ends  music takes me higher   Options a little spice  mca  1983  LP  1:47:54 ()
dirty projectors  what i see   Options rise above  dead oceans  2007  LP  1:53:50 ()
odyssey  magic touch   Options happy together  rca    LP  1:57:13 ()
tap orchestra  guilty (instrumental)   Options don't stop: recording tap  numero 019  198*/2008  Boxed set  2:01:25 ()
barry mann  when you get right down to it   Options lay it all out  new design records  1971  LP  2:04:24 ()
warren zevon  hasten down the wind   Options s/t  asylum  1976  LP  2:06:45 ()
willie dunn  yellowhead's song   Options son of the sun  trikont  2004  CD  2:10:56 ()
robert pollard  weatherman and skin goddess   Options is off to business  gbvinc  2008  CD  2:13:16 ()
sometimes y            2:27:37 ()
extremes  s.o.s.   Options   evbeat records    7"  2:31:01 ()
van duren            2:33:39 ()
beatles  i'm so tired   Options         2:38:13 ()
cheap trick  surrender   Options         2:40:15 ()
CHEAP TRICK  SURRENDER LIVE   Options         2:44:03 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 6/11/08 9:00pm G.:

Doesn't that dude whose email you quote get freeform? Obviously not.

Mr Emailer, you are not supposed to hear only what you are totally comfortable with here. If you need that sometimes, or all the time, try WCBS FM, or whatever other genre station can swaddle you.

You are supposed to hear some new things here, and some of them you say fantastic right off. Other specific acts or genres played here you may not get immediately, but let that go for now and see what happens if you hear them a few more times.

Some of the music I get and like the very most I was disappointed by or didn't "get" the first time -- maybe the first however many times -- I heard it, till at some point something clicked and I had access to it forever after.

Try being openminded (but not mushyheaded), dude -- you might gain something. Just a thought. :-)
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:04pm john:

Been great hearing your show Wednesday nights; thanks for all the cool stuff. Oh, and a friend of mine who owns a record/rock art store has a huge Delaney and Bonnie and Friends poster in his window now. Who is that Clapton dude anyway?
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:05pm C:

Just out of curiosity, what show was that emailer referring to?
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:07pm Mark:

Hi John - Just tuned in - Akanni Animashaun and Copol = great! Thank you sir!
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:12pm dave:

wow, i REALLY like this craig leon piece.
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:14pm Mark:

Dave - Totally agree - beautiful. I really need to pick this up.
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:21pm dave:

sadly, it doesn't look like that craig leon's been reissued.

  Wed. 6/11/08 9:47pm sj:

come back soon for the love of heaven!
  Wed. 6/11/08 9:50pm monica:

play some najee please!
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:12pm Sister hairy Hymen:

what album is this from ? Play accidentally like a martyr?
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:24pm Mark:

John - I missed what the backing music you are using during the breaks? Chain Reaction / Basic Chanel related? Thanks
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:28pm Sister Hairy Hymen:

Nuns love WFMU!
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:34pm monica:

It's Meli'sa (muh-LEE-suh). Hey John, time to bust out the Kashif and Freddie Jackson! John Allen=Vaughn Harper of WFMU! Quiet Storm meets Beard Rock on a Spirit Cruise around Manhattan.
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:44pm slugluv1313:

aw man, had absolutely AWFUL day, hearing this Cheap Trick song right now is sooooooooooo NICE!!!!!!!!!

thanks so much John, for providing such *healing* vibes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:46pm dave:

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  Wed. 6/11/08 10:54pm dave:

that's a W. gratz on finishing out a season perfectly.
  Wed. 6/11/08 10:55pm Formerly Disgruntled:

hey John Allen - I have been feeling bad ever since you posted my age-old cisgruntled Email I sent you. You have it permanently at the top of your playlist. Anyway when I wrote that I was having a bad week - my girflfriend left to go back to Chicago, my dog had to be put down the same week, and I was in severe pain after major dental surgery. So then I heard your show and it made me feel more pain. Long story short _ am sorry for complaining. But based on toniight's show (first time I have tuned in since) it seems you did heed my words. You are playing music we can all relate to - none of the intellectual stuff - RIght on!
  Fri. 6/13/08 8:23pm Ike:

I don't buy the above comment. Also, you were playing smooth jazz at around 9:22. Or it sounded like smooth jazz to me. Hmm. You seem to really fetishize the whole smooth jazz thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played Cheap Trick though. I like Joe Belock a lot.

No, wait. I'm getting Joe Belock confused with Bryce. I like Bryce a lot.
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