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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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Options December 22, 2017

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
hampton grease band  hey old lady   Options         0:00:00 ()
neil rolnick  wake up   Options         0:02:57 ()
alexandra atnif  body consciousness   Options         0:14:58 ()
cyrnai  windmill?   Options charred blossoms  mind matter  1985  12"  0:20:44 ()
marc santemma  breeze blur   Options         0:24:37 ()
felix kubin  musik fur neue buromaschinen   Options         0:33:38 ()
pierre bastien  frantic motors   Options         0:41:27 ()
zuli  commproto   Options numbers  uiq  2017  CD  0:44:32 ()
jono ma & dreems  i can't stop dreeming of you   Options   kompakt  2017  12"  0:48:58 ()
sandy b  lifake (doggy style)   Options   invisible city editions  1995/2017  12"  0:53:01 ()
deon estus  spell   Options         0:57:47 ()
level 42  physical presence   Options         1:02:59 ()
robert plant  through with the two step   Options         1:08:12 ()
vangelis katsoulis  thoughts of a young girl   Options sleeping beauty    1985  LP  1:14:06 ()
chassol  pipornithology   Options         1:24:58 ()
the stallion  from dark side of the wall   Options         1:28:29 ()
katzer krause &....            1:34:40 ()
grant hart  i will never see my home   Options         1:36:34 ()
jon langford  salty dotg   Options         1:41:05 ()
ocs  the baron sleeps and dreams   Options         1:44:43 ()
alvarius b  zion the rocket ship   Options         1:48:10 ()
ikue mori  geek love   Options         1:56:52 ()
roger eno  this floating world   Options         2:01:31 ()
serge bulot  rhinocerous funky   Options         2:04:19 ()
falter brahmk  water glass   Options         2:08:06 ()
coil  5-methoxy-n, n-dimethyl (excerpt)   Options time machines  dais  1997/2017  LP  2:09:56 ()
joint d  rote atlas   Options intelligence        2:20:27 ()
toxic reasons  sons of freedom   Options within these walls        2:22:49 ()
rikk agnew  io   Options         2:26:45 ()
circle jerks  operation   Options         2:29:51 ()
middle class  ritual and deceit   Options         2:33:00 ()
jfa  cold light of day   Options nowhere blossoms        2:36:28 ()
faith   in the black   Options         2:40:09 ()
aod  fishin musician   Options         2:41:52 ()
dan melcior  another oil spill   Options road not driving  ever never  2017  LP  2:49:26 ()
bizarros  lady doubonette   Options         2:54:53 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:06am Rev. Turnip Druid:

missed th'GREASE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:06am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: hello.
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:07am Morgan:

I have that Hampton Grease Band on a mix tape w no label that someone gave me in 1994. Now I know who it is
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:10am Lixiviated Life:

Actually working on my day off. Thanking the radio god for WFMU
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:13am John Allen:

hey good morning all
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 9:14am Chris from DC:

Hola.
     Fri. 12/22/17 9:14am Tiago from Portugal:

Morning John.
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:14am Dan Bodah:

morning John
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:15am steveo:

morning; wake up little me-e
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:15am Sig /\ radio gud:

You're welcome and don't forget to thank ayahuasca as well
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:18am Morgan:

Chicago Tribune reports that Alex Jones’ Infowars radio show will soon be broadcast on local FM radio via a transmitter installed on top of Trump Tower
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 9:22am Chris from DC:

Digging this Atnif thing a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:22am melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:26am maestroso:

Cyrnai! I just remembered that I have one of her CDs.
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:30am John Allen:

there we go maestroso! I keep telling people there is relevancy here to someone! by any chance is that CD boxed up somewhere in an extra room?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:34am Ike:

Inspired by @Morgan's comment: Dear Alex, I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I couldn't see where you were going or what you were going for. This JFK's brain-in-a-jar thing didn't get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like James Holmes and Sirhan Sirhan like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long-winded WTC implosion stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that lizard man theory without a beat and sounds like someone's being pinched. Then you talk about the Boston Marathon bombing, I think you called it a false flag, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole intelligence agency psy-op thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that one about alien colonists though. I like Joe Belock a lot.
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 9:35am Chris from DC:

Ike FTW
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:36am John Allen:

I like Ann Coulter a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:37am steveo:

lol; i wonder what license they got. or maybe they'll just run pirate because government
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:38am steveo:

musik fur bro-macschinen?
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:40am SSS:

Ann Coulter is rabid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:41am steveo:

oh the chicago trump tower; didn't realize there was one there
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:43am SSS:

Alex Jones is rabid. Just getting oriented here.
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 9:44am SSS:

Rabid I tells ya!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:45am maestroso:

@John Allen - that CD is probably in a stack that i haven't looked through in a while. I'll have to dig it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:49am Polyus:

Oh yay it's the longest, most pointless work day of the year.
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 9:49am Chris from DC:

Oh you got that right Polyus. My body is here, but that's about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:51am Polyus:

I am patching cracks in the warehouse floor just to have something to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:51am steveo:

half-day, baby </gloat>
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:52am The weather report:

The storm has made landfall and all the "cool kids" r Laughing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 9:55am steveo:

i like what is happening here, in my ears
  Fri. 12/22/17 9:58am rabid:

tell clay pic. show show is alive and well house sitting in boogy Scarsdale...positive reversal of fortune for Christmas...its a paying gig as well
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:01am PKNY:

Damn, Deon is smooooove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:01am Mayor Frank:

In 1989, this Deon Estus track ranked as high as - No. 89! - on the US charts. For your health...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:03am Polyus:

He also played bass for George Michael! The more you know. . .
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:07am PKNY:

@Polyus - did Deon play on "Careless Whisper"? I know I can look it up, but it would be so much cooler if you knew off the top of your head.
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 10:08am John Allen:

he played on the first couple GM solo recs, so probably...check out his past goes back to learning from motown dudes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:10am Polyus:

@PKNY - I have to confess that I looked it up in the first place.
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:10am PKNY:

When you have James Jamerson as your bass instructor...wow.

Also see he played on Brainstorm's "Journey to the Light". Might be doing a deep Deon dive over the holidays!
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:11am PKNY:

On the "guess who played on this" tip: I recently found out that Phil Collins played drums on much of Robert Plant's first solo albums. Definitely sounds like him on this track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:12am steveo:

nice; was just ranting on FB about "classic rock radio" and how those artists have such huge great catalogs that never get played...
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:15am Morgan:

john, it would rock my socks to hear something from that paradise lost rock opera by grant hart
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:20am PKNY:

And just so we'll all well informed: Deon Estus *did* play on "Careless Whisper". You're welcome.
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:20am Norm:

I only come here when I want to hear something weird...mission nailed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:26am Polyus:

So is Sue P. just not around WFMU anymore? I keep hoping for a Solid Gold Hell fill-in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:29am steveo:

me too, Norm, where weird=something good I haven't heard 6000 times curated by the best djs in the universe and when=always
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:34am steveo:

i could go for some pudding
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:36am Passaic River Blues:

@Steveo: <<first bump of concurrence as to both points>>
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:36am Geronimo:

The only way to get out of that song...
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:37am JM in the AM:

Im turning in my grave
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:38am Norm:

Sorry, stepped away from desk, IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR MEAT YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY PUDDING!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:38am Mayor Frank:

I love the dull trumpet riff @ the end of that Katzer...
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:39am ChristianL:

Bowie-esque.
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:41am Norm:

Nice vibe
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:43am Chris from DC:

For a moment I was sure this was a King Crimson rarity or something.
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:45am ag from NC:

I also thought it was King Crimson
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:46am Mayor Frank:

This song made me stop running around, sit down, put my chin in my hand, and listen.
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:50am Agent Peter:

I thought Leo Sayer wrote this?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:51am TomDash:

Ahhhh...looks like I tuned in just in rocket ship time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:53am steveo:

some of these lyrics give me chills tbh
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 10:54am Vee_K:

Payola B
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:54am Lixiviated Life:

Alvarius is my new life guru
  Fri. 12/22/17 10:55am Norm:

new to me it was fricking awesome
Avatar Fri. 12/22/17 10:55am SSS:

Alvarius b sounds rabid, but he is on my side
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:56am Passaic River Blues:

I actually bought the Alvarius B record as a Chrimbus gift for my dad. I am weak and FMU's flogging of "Zion" totally worked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:56am Ken From Hyde Park:

Diane Kamikaze = Voivod
Professor Dum Dum = Mercyful Fate
Matt Warwick = Felder
John Allen = Alvarius B
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 10:57am steveo:

no voivoid y'day sadly
Avatar    Fri. 12/22/17 10:59am Chris from DC:

@Ken Of course Scott McDowell had Parquet Courts.
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:02am Morgan:

john Thanks for the grant hart! everything sounds better on the air
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:02am Morgan:

i dig that Alvarius B too
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:06am Norm:

The best part of Christmas is how quiet it is at work in the days preceding it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:07am steveo:

oh god work i have to do some work if i want to leave early...
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:09am Norm:

lol! Sorry steveo, didn't mean to break the spell!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:10am steveo:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:11am Mayor Frank:

I think my computer has lost the frequency.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:13am steveo:

should not have licked that toad, Frank
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:16am Norm:

listen to the colors dude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:24am Mayor Frank:

iT wAS A hOliDay tOaD! YoU kNow, lIkE thE onE LindsEy buCkiNgHam SaNg abOut iN tHat MovIe..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:25am Cheri Pi:

YES!!! Seen Toxic Reasons many times!!! Heya JA'llen
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:27am Polyus:

Toxic Reasons saved my first little punk band's asses in a fight with local goons in Green Bay one time, for which I will always love them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:29am Cheri Pi:

'lescents!
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:29am Norm:

Lol, this almost sounds like the Undertones
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:33am crateslinger:

Play some JFA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:38am steveo:

MAKE ANOTHER WISH!!!!
  Fri. 12/22/17 11:38am Norm:

instant gratification!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:40am crateslinger:

I had no idea. Cheers JA! Awesome show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:53am Jeezy:

What album is this Dan Melcior song from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:57am steveo:

Very enjoyable show; thank you JA. I wanna hear your dog bark at Bryce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, JA. Enjoy the holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:59am steveo:

[LOOK I DID SOME WORK:
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Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 11:59am Mayor Frank:

Thanks JA for creating a brilliant soundtrack for snow and holiday angst/joy in Massachusetts.
  Fri. 12/22/17 12:01pm badźa:

Yelling on the radio ?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 12:01pm steveo:

it worked!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 12/22/17 12:01pm Jeezy:

Oooh there it is
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