Favoriting The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow: Playlist from May 25, 2020 Favoriting

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Grand pianos in the surf, singing frogs, hyphenated psych, outtakes, live collaging, twangy drone, old folk, and ephemeral pop.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Joe Westerlund  Ituri Air   Favoriting Reveries in the Rift  (no label)  2020    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon  To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind   Favoriting To Catch A Bird In A Net Of Wind  Trost  2020    0:09:42 (Pop-up)
Angel Bat Dawid  Transition East   Favoriting Transition East 7"  International Anthem  2020    0:29:14 (Pop-up)
Tortoise  Aldeia De Ogum   Favoriting 29 March 1998 Peel Session  (no label)  1998    0:32:42 (Pop-up)
Glenn Phillips Band  I Say No   Favoriting Razor Pocket  East Side Digital  1982/1992    0:37:09 (Pop-up)
Starving Brain Eaters  Six   Favoriting late 1972 Twelfth Gate, Atlanta, GA  (no label)  1972    0:44:20 (Pop-up)
Opal  If The Sun Don't Shine   Favoriting Beyond The Wildwood - A Tribute To Syd Barrett  Illusion  1987    0:51:35 (Pop-up)
The Godz  Lay in the Sun   Favoriting Contact High with the Godz  ESP-Disk'  1966    0:56:30 (Pop-up)
me and the bees  Síndrome de Estocolmo   Favoriting Yo la Tengo C(L)overs  edita la servidumbre  2020    0:59:25 (Pop-up)
Amaria Hamadalher  Tamiditine   Favoriting Music from Saharan WhatsApp 05  Sahel Sounds  2020    1:08:43 (Pop-up)
Elkhorn with Jeffrey Alexander  Mountain Pigmy Possum Raga   Favoriting The Drop Bear's Song - An Australian Bushfire Relief Album  Aquarium Drunkard  2020    1:11:25 (Pop-up)
Jacken Elswyth  Scene 6, After Margaret Barry   Favoriting Six Static Scenes  TAKUROKU  2020    1:18:12 (Pop-up)
Chuck Johnson  Alpha Process   Favoriting Sulphur Studies  (no label)  2020    1:22:31 (Pop-up)
Loren Connors  Blues No. 6   Favoriting Blues: The "Dark Paintings" of Mark Rothko  Family Vineyard  2015    1:45:06 (Pop-up)
June Tabor  Queen Among the Heather   Favoriting Airs and Graces  Topic  1976    1:47:41 (Pop-up)
Bob Dylan  Too Much of Nothing (Take 2)   Favoriting The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11  Sony/Legacy  1967/2017  Happy Bobsday.  1:50:20 (Pop-up)
Ellen Fullman  unknown   Favoriting 27 February 1985 Roulette  Roulette  1985    1:53:11 (Pop-up)
Elizabeth Cotten  Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad   Favoriting 19 February 1975 Euphoria Tavern, Portland, OR  (no label)  1975    1:59:03 (Pop-up)
Levon & the Hawks  Leave Me Alone   Favoriting The Band: A Musical History  Capitol  1964/2005  (woulda been Levon's 80th this week)  2:11:48 (Pop-up)
NRBQ  Until I Lose It   Favoriting 22 September 1977 Gulliver's, Smithfield, MA  (no label)  1977    2:14:18 (Pop-up)
Grimms  OO-Chuck-A-Mao-Mao   Favoriting Rockin' Duck  Island  1973  great Neil Innes tribute by WFMU's Amanda: https://amandanazario.com/rockin-duck-neil-innes-1944-2019/  2:17:42 (Pop-up)
The Beach Boys  Tell Me Why   Favoriting The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And Unplugged  Capitol  1965/2016    2:21:28 (Pop-up)
The Big Drops  Bop-Bop-A-Lu-Lu   Favoriting Soundcloud demos  (no label)  2020    2:23:17 (Pop-up)
Ryan Sawyer  Dropout Boogie   Favoriting Your Heart Will Be Your Skin  Figure Eight  2014    2:25:09 (Pop-up)
Bongos Ikwue  Sitting on the Beach   Favoriting Bongosikwue  EMI  1974    2:27:49 (Pop-up)
Ajate  Kobuckle   Favoriting Abrada  180g  2017    2:32:28 (Pop-up)
Demola Adepoju  Olufe-Mi   Favoriting Olufe-Mi  Addlar  1985    2:38:23 (Pop-up)
Hector Zazou & Bony Bikaye  Oh Wai   Favoriting 5 May 1984 VPRO  (no label)  1984    2:44:17 (Pop-up)
Jon Hassell & Brian Eno  Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics   Favoriting Delta Rain Dream  E.G.  1980    2:50:58 (Pop-up)
Shelley Burgon  untitled   Favoriting 13 May 2020 Experimental Sound Studio  (no label)  2020    2:52:21 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


Hey JJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm

hey @JakeGould, hey all you lovely invisible radio pals, nice to have you here.
Avatar 9:03pm

Checking in from Great Barrington, MA. Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for playing some sounds, jesse!
Avatar 9:05pm
John Purcell:

Listening in North Hollywood, CA. Very excited to hear some new sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm

good evenin' both, happy to have you here for the new weird jams. and the old ones, too. and maybe some in between ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm

much love as always to skeleton scott williams, keeping the board aglow back home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm

The Vermont frogs and peepers blend with this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm

that sounds just lovely. we haven't hit chirping season outside studio J yet, but i imagine that'll be coming soon.
Avatar 9:17pm

good evening, Jesse and everyone!
yes, gorgeous sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm

Normally don't get to listen Monday nights so now I am thanks, shows archived have been great, thank you much
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm

Hey peepaw, haven't been to Great Barrington since the pandemic but miss it. Hope the giant shrub letters are doing well and your beautiful Mahaiwe. WFMU in the Berkshires and the Green Mountains and everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm

sweet, welcome to the live zone @BLCKDGRD! thanks for listening on the archive, too.
Avatar 9:21pm

Ha! The shrub letters are alive and well. Hoping the arts will once again be performed sometime soon! Hope Vermont is holding up just fine. Been a minute since I've been up there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm

is somebody still trimming the shrub letters or are they shaggy like everybody else?
Avatar 9:23pm

You know.. I don't know. As far as legibility goes, "GB" still reads! As for myself, well, that's another story..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm

the trimmers of the shrub letters are essential workers.
Avatar 9:25pm

when will the letters "WFMU" or "FROW" be grown in giant shrubbery?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm

Great track here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm

Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen the letters being trimmed? Ever?
Avatar 9:26pm
John Purcell:

Jesse, you ever listen to LSD March? Some of this track reminds me of them. You might dig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm

WFMU Shrubbery. That is brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm

i think we need shrub to carve before there can be frow or WFMU shrubbery. maybe some day i'll do a series of frow chia-heads as a marathon premium & they can be carved into the letters of your choosing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm

@John - yeah, i dig LSD March! been a while since i played any on the show. probably won't be tonight, but great call.
Avatar 9:28pm

chia, the forgotten head species
Chris H:

Ayo, sweet jamz
Avatar 9:30pm
John Purcell:

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John Purcell:

(supposed to be a thumbs up)
Avatar 9:37pm

seriously enjoying the rhythm section here, will definitely listen to the rest of this session later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm

it helps when the whole band is a rhythm section!
Avatar 9:38pm

fair enough! haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey there, Frows and Frowlines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm

I’m a Starving Brain Eater
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm

enjoying the Grease Bandland excursions tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm

Hey guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm

sweet LoFi goodness in this set
Avatar 10:11pm
John Purcell:

Oh damn this is good
Avatar 10:13pm

ahhhhhh more sweet grooves from Sahel Sounds :)
Avatar 10:18pm

woo! could listen to this one forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm
Matt Fiveash:

That Amaria Hamadalher, wow! Sahel Sounds may be the Stax/Volt label for this century: guaranteed to be Pretty Good at the very least, sight unseen. Hello Jesse!

Is the Frow line like the Mendoza line?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm
Chop Scott:

Enjoying the show Jesse--Cheers to you & Brother Scott W.!!
Avatar 10:24pm
robbo in sydney:

wow the Jacken Elswyth song - love it
Avatar 10:25pm

@ Matt -- right??
first learned of Sahel Sounds via Mdou Moctar's music, and ever since, EVERYTHING i have heard from the label has been freakin' awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm

hey matt! yeah, sahel sounds is the real deal. these "music for saharan whatsapp" EPs are self-combusting, too, deleted from bandcamp after 30 days or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm

Love that cosmic lap steel sound! Great stuff!
Avatar 10:38pm
John Purcell:

Jesse, what's a good music documentary you've liked lately?

@Rory: How was Memorial Day in the S.F. Bay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm

@john - tbh, my head hasn't really been in a movie-watching space of late, but i will note that there's lot of music docs available to rent to help support WFMU! wfmu.org...
Avatar 10:42pm
John Purcell:

@Jesse Thanks for the heads-up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46pm

@Jake: I’m from St.Louis. My Memorial Day was boring I just stayed in. Reading and watching movies.

@Rory: Oh! Mixed you up with someone else. Hope it was all cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm

@Jake: Thanks! Yours good?

@Rory: Mind was fine. Back to getting afternoon naps again which helps.
Avatar 11:01pm

Have never heard a version where she addresses the crowd! how cool! Long live elizabeth cotten
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm
Scott Williams:

Evie Sands too! Cotten-picking, how'd I never think of that??
Avatar 11:07pm

that rules, haha. I will happily check out the rest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm

Upside down lefties rock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Eno. Yes.

Thank you

Thanks JJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58pm

Cool last set Jesse. Nice to hear Grimms.

Nice to know that… My brain did not notice a difference. This world!
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