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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
john foxx and harold budd  underwater flowers   Options none  john foxx and harold budd      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
karla borecky  still in your pocket   Options still in your pocket  recital nine  2011/2014  LP  0:06:17 (Pop‑up)
tolerance  b5   Options anonym  no label  1979/2014  LP  0:19:45 (Pop‑up)
bob bellerue  damned piano   Options damned piano  anarchymoon  2015  LP  0:27:23 (Pop‑up)
electrophilia (jutta koether & steven parino)  III   Options black noise practitioner  apocrypha totalus  2004  LP  0:40:47 (Pop‑up)
pauline anna strom  the unveiling   Options trans-milenia consort  ether ship  1982  LP  0:50:47 (Pop‑up)
food court  B   Options fumeux fume par fumee  kye  2014  LP  0:56:51 (Pop‑up)
simon finn  big white car   Options pass the distance  mushroom  1971  LP  1:11:37 (Pop‑up)
forest   mirror of life   Options s/t  harvest  1969  LP  1:17:12 (Pop‑up)
hunt & turner  older now and younger then   Options magic landscape  village thing  1972  LP  1:22:07 (Pop‑up)
nic jones  the singer's request   Options from the devil to a stranger  logo  1978  LP  1:28:09 (Pop‑up)
matthew shipp  prelude to duke   Options to duke  rogue art  2015  CD  1:45:41 (Pop‑up)
pete willsher  minda   Options guitar workshop vol. 2  transatlantic  1976  LP  1:46:36 (Pop‑up)
the woods band  as i roved out   Options s/t  greenwich gramophone company  1971  LP  1:50:14 (Pop‑up)
charlie tweddle  A1 and part of the second track   Options fantastic greatest hits  mighty mouth music  1974/2015  LP  1:56:00 (Pop‑up)
michael vallera  usa self   Options imaginational anthem vol. 7  tompkins square  2015  CD  2:02:14 (Pop‑up)
henry kaiser   live solo guitar   Options garden of memory  no label  2015  CD box set  2:07:14 (Pop‑up)
dedo  ragna   Options rainha  qtv  2015  CD  2:34:13 (Pop‑up)
allen ravenstein & robert wheeler  beacon   Options city desk  bluejet music  2014  LP  2:43:10 (Pop‑up)
karen mantler  wintertime   Options business is bad  ecm  2014  CD  2:46:10 (Pop‑up)
itasca  after dawn   Options unmoored by the wind  new images  2014  LP  2:50:50 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11am Cubicle Carl:

Good morning. The challenging stillness of Karla Borecky.
  6:13am Cooh John:

Good frozen morning. Thanks for the wake up soundtrack.
Avatar 6:17am Mugsy:

Beautiful brisk morning with no wind these temps are okay with me.
Avatar 6:18am John Allen:

hey fellas. we're all gonna stay in one place for awhile. don't move
Avatar 6:21am Sem Chumbo:

Morning, John Allen, and those fixed in place.
Avatar 6:43am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Morning people! Frozen in place like an Alaskan wood frog...
Avatar 6:47am John Allen:

yknow those frogs can freeze/defrost ad finitum, yet if you defrost meat once and refreeze, it's pretty much garbage
  7:19am Phillip in Brooklyn:

That's true. If you want to get yourself really sick eat red meat that's been defrosted and refrozen. 4 whole days in the ER sick as a dog taught me that lesson
  7:22am Phillip in Brooklyn:

Once you get bed bugs? You might as well bulldoze the building because even if you hire a professional exterminator? They will still come back
Avatar 7:25am John Allen:

actually if you freeze bedbugs, they will not come back. Over the course of several weeks I'd put a stack of books at a say or two at a time in the freezer to make certain bugs were not living inside the spines. critters can make you paranoid on a very cellular level.
  7:27am Phillip in Brooklyn:

$700 for a brand new bed! Because I can't have any bed I have arthritis in my back. And the little F'kers have made it their home after 3 days! I feel like setting fire to the whole damn building!!!
Avatar 7:30am John Allen:

I visually inspected the inside of each of 8000 records to make sure no bugs were inside the jackets before I moved.
  7:32am Phillip in Brooklyn:

$350 dollars to have the apartment bombed with pesticide $100 for new linen.
  7:34am Phillip in Brooklyn:

Does anyone know if the Hudson River is frozen over? I feel like jumping off the George Washington bridge!
Avatar 7:37am Polyus:

Ugh, the absolute worst.You have my sympathies. I have been made a meal of by these little monsters.
Avatar 7:39am Polyus:

There is a vast well of info here:bedbugger.com
  7:40am emile:

Hey yall
  7:40am Phillip in Brooklyn:

You ain't kidding! They just made a meal of my legs and arms! Now I have to smear on the special cream that a poison after I was bitten to death all night:-(
  7:43am Phillip in Brooklyn:

I'm soooooo tired! I'm scratching off my damn skin! I'm going to go sleep on the floor in the kitchen
Avatar 7:53am John Allen:

i remember the day when my neighbor saw me moving out, she said "where will you go"? i just said "somewhere else". She looked at me as if I was betraying a cult/ like I had choices. But I had a way out. I wasn;t a victim, like her.
Avatar 8:01am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Hang on in there Phillip. It's hard to imagine now, but there will be a time in the future when you're telling stories about the crazy bedbug situation back in 2015, and laughing about it. All things pass.
Avatar 8:06am glenn:

Avatar 8:09am John Allen:

glenn is right. maybe there is a parallel moral to be learned here
Avatar 8:12am glenn:

oh, but even better - how many people die in lightning strikes every year after being told not to shelter under trees in a thunder storm? morons.
  8:14am tino:

kaiser's best work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16am George of Troy:

Good morning John and gang. Sorry I have nothing to contribute to the bedbug / rancid meat discussion. I once suffered through a flea infestation if that counts.
Oh, and some bats once too, yeah.
Avatar 8:17am quinn:

well, this is a pretty song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17am common:

Avatar 8:17am Marcel M:

Good morning John and everyone. Liking this Henry Kaiser a lot.
Avatar 8:20am Marcel M:

Wow, check this dude out: en.wikipedia.org...
  8:23am Emile:

I will make the space for the 5th disc. So beautiful.
Avatar 8:23am glenn:

nenry looks a little possessed in that pic.
Avatar 8:26am glenn:

nenry? sheesh.
Avatar 8:28am Marcel M:

I like the carrot hanging off his guitar. What was that box set called?
Avatar 8:31am quinn:

This bat story also happened in the computer game Willy Beamish
Avatar 8:31am quinn:

Avatar 8:32am Marcel M:

That game looks... pretty sweet. I want it.
Avatar 8:33am Sem Chumbo:

Always up for a trip to Brazil, less so for the GW Bridge, most days.
  8:36am tino:

lightnin's best work
  8:36am Terry:

Tennis rackets work great for bats. Just hold it out in their flight path. Their echolocation won't "see" the strings and they smack right into it. This only stuns them. Then cover with a pot or bowl and get a record album. Slide the album under the bowl n' bat and carry outside. Leave the bat under a bush or somewhere where a hawk or cat won't get it right away. After awhile it wakes up, wonders what happened, and flies away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37am George of Troy:

The flea infestation was my own doing (and born of kindness, really). I took in a stray cat without following proper protocols.
Avatar 8:37am John Allen:

terry, I think you have just written a new PSA for the station
Avatar 8:38am Marcel M:

What was the name of that box set of Henry Kaiser, John?
  8:39am Terry:

The only tough part is choosing the right album
Avatar 8:42am John Allen:

i guess "blizzard of oz" would be sort of poetic here in this case. or "bat chain puller"
  8:45am Terry:

The Best of Cream - Heavy Cream has the song "anyone for tennis" on it.
Avatar 8:46am glenn:

howard devoto autographed my copy of j.p. donleavy's dealfonce tennis, since i didn't have any other paper on me.
Avatar 9:04am the Canterbury wood-elf:

Thanks for easing me into another Wednesday, John. Stay positive, everyone.
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