Jesse Jarnow

dead vinyl at baby’s allright, 6 february 2014

all Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia vinyl set
Baby’s Allright
6 February 2014

“Here Comes Sunshine” from Dick’s Picks, v. 1 (Brookvale)
“China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider” from Ain’t It Crazy bootleg
“Don’t Ease Me In” 7-inch version, from untitled Italian bootleg
“Cold Rain and Snow” from Grateful Dead (Warner Bros.)
“Stealin’” from Rare Cuts and Oddities (Rhino)
“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” from Vintage Dead (Sunflower)
“Dancin’ in the Street” from Dick’s Picks, v. 4 (Brookvale)
“Dark Star” from untitled Italian bootleg of Glastonbury Fayre [actually 8 April 1972]
“Crazy Fingers” from Blues For Allah (Grateful Dead)
“Positively 4th Street” from Garcia/Saunders’ Live at Keystone (Fantasy)
“Bird Song” from Garcia’s Garcia (Warner Bros.)
“Playing in the Band” from Weir’s Ace (Warner Bros.)
“Next Time You See Me” from Europe ’72, v. 2 (Rhino)
“Wake Up Little Susie” from Bear’s Choice (Warner Bros.)
“Silver Threads and Golden Needles” from Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70 (Rhino)
“Dire Wolf” from Reckoning (Arista)
“Cumberland Blues” from Winterland, May 30, 1971 (Rhino)
“Bill Graham introduction > Help On the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower” from One From The Vault (Light in the Attic)
“It Hurts Me Too” from Europe ’72 (Warner Bros.)
“Ain’t It Crazy” from Ain’t It Crazy bootleg

Plunderphonic layered/segued:
“Mason’s Children > Caution > Feedback” / from Dick’s Picks, v. 4 (Brookvale)
“#2″ / from Ned Lagin’s Seastones (Round)
“Late For Supper > Spidergawd” / from Garcia’s Garcia (Warner Bros.)
“What’s Become of the Baby” / from Aoxomoxoa (Warner Bros.)
“Eep Hour” / from Garcia’s Garcia (Warner Bros.)
“Dark Star” / from Dick’s Picks, v. 4 (Brookvale)
“Side E” / from John Oswald’s Grayfolded (Important)
“Eyes of the World” from One From the Vault (Light in the Attic)

“Shakedown Street” from Shakedown Street (Arista)
“Cats Under the Stars” from Garcia’s Cats Under the Stars (Arista)
“Let’s Spend the Night Together” from Garcia’s Compliments of… (Round)
“‘Til the Morning Comes” from American Beauty (Warner Bros.)
“Run For the Roses” from Garcia’s Run For the Roses (Arista)
“Viola Lee Blues” from Grateful Dead (Warner Bros.)
“Boys in the Barroom” from Robert Hunter’s Tales of the Great Rum Runners (Round)

#deadfreaksunite 1973

#deadfreaksunite 1973
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2/9/73 stanford: 1st gig in band’s actual hometown of palo alto since ’66, testing new PA & 7 new songs, most ever debuted at once. PA blowout on 1st note sadly not included. garcia almost immediately debuts ROW JIMMY, more subtly boisterous than later incarnations. weir’s using a nice new organ-y compression, notably on 1st LOOKS LIKE RAIN since 7/72, now unbearable without pedal steel & phil harmony. new boogie-outs LOOSE LUCY (with alternate lyrics) & WAVE THAT FLAG (the proto-U.S. BLUES) are the 1st 2 garcia songs that i find mostly disposable. 1st HERE COMES SUNSHINE near end of 1st set, 4-part vocals ragged & effective, bright changes perfect for glorious rainbow noodling. garcia’s 3 2nd set firsties begin with sweet emphatic groove of THEY LOVE EACH OTHER, song #1 in the deadhead wedding band fakebook. 1st EYES OF THE WORLD, instantly a major new tune, 19m debut dances between ambling & rambling, loses steam three times, picks up, misses the 7/8 ending & melts into 1st heartbreaking CHINA DOLL, the roughness of the rest of the show highlighting garcia’s buddha-croon.

2/15/73 madison: debut of loretta lynn’s YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH, donna’s 1st solo lead vocal, nice flash of ’72-style C&W. gentle cymbal-heavy DARK STAR, lots of garcia volume-knob violin twirls, pre-verse drift, & a lovely but clunky bass solo segue into 25m EYES OF THE WORLD > CHINA DOLL, phil sketches the 7/8 transition. the 1st big new piece for 2nd set suite-spot since ’67, really.

2/17/73 st. paul: drowzzzzy 20m early set HE’S GONE / LOOKS LIKE RAIN with, um, scatting by multiple suspects during former’s outro. punchy ROW JIMMY would fit on “Europe ’72.” terrifying ululation/flutter by donna throughout YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH. almost jamless 2nd set, save a short, buoyant HERE COMES SUNSHINE with a perfect, liquid segue into CHINA > RIDER.

2/19/73 chicago: amazing 2nd set. magical, soft-snared mix. 70m 5-song segue, starting with HE’S GONE. thankfully only phil scats. spiral splice from OTHER ONE into 1st essential EYES OF THE WORLD, lesh & weir darting lazily with garcia, 7/8 section fully formed.

2/21/73 champaign-urbana: garcia playing new tunes in his 1st slot at nearly every show. gang harmonies sound nice on ROW JIMMY. phil’s LOOKS LIKE RAIN harmonies return for final chorus. still figuring out the segue into EYES OF THE WORLD, 2 false stabs out of TRUCKIN’ (including a breakneck bass solo) before they achieve crossfade. the EYES gearwork loosens into a blissful open space, recombining a bit clumsily into a magnificent STELLA BLUE.

2/22/73 champaign: DARK STAR with flexatone(?!) & purposeful dissolve into another confident & blazing EYES OF THE WORLD. gigantic peak.

2/24/73 iowa city: 45m worth of bits/bobs. reluctantly starting to dig the brute force BOX OF RAIN vocals. consonant & opaque PLAYING IN THE BAND. tantalizing 5m post-TRUCKIN’ bass solo fragment verging on FEELIN’ GROOVY/BEAUTIFUL JAM (labeled as NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE?)

2/26/73 lincoln: 25m brightly traced DARK STAR, phil playing at SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD, meanders into EYES OF THE WORLD via finally-graceful bass segue. MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP is jaunty & surprising in the now-gentrified post-suite jerry ballad slot, billy on top the segue all the way.

2/28/73 salt lake city: great dick’s picks mix. can really hear keith/weir interaction, especially nice on SUGAREE. 2nd verse & end tag shaved off THE OTHER ONE for ’73, collapsing instead into EYES OF THE WORLD, with alternate lyric about a “lazy country home.” sequence of languid EYES dissolves ends in 1st ’73 MORNING DEW. 1st BID YOU GOODNIGHT since 8/71 to close out 1st tour-leg.

[ during the dead's 14 days off between 2/28 & 3/15/73, garcia played 12 times: 3 shows with merl saunders, the 1st 8 old & in the way gigs, & pigpen's wake. not going to make a habit of tweeting garcia solo joints, i promise, but maaaaybe occasionally...

3/7/73 garcia/saunders at keystone berkeley: w/ ex-frumious bandersnatch/founding journey guitarist george tickner, who is oddly great, comping cool/responsive stuff under garcia & holding his own during great space-spirals out of MERL'S TUNE. subtle segue into GEORGIA ON MY MIND. garcia sounds genuinely & genially bummed to have to stop when the bar flips on the house lights. ]

3/15/73 uniondale: 1st gig since pig’s death, 1st at nassau coliseum, band wearing nudie suits, ala 12/72. phil’s 33rd birthday. weir’s outro freak-outs ramping up show by show; a slippery/hilarious slope. hard to reconcile the utter long island chaos of the audience tape with the quiet swing evidenced when source switches to A+ soundboard. spacious layouts in 24m PLAYING IN THE BAND jam. jerry ballads bookend EYES OF THE WORLD suite with wild OTHER ONE. 3+ hours, the new normal.

3/16/73 uniondale: nice jammy 1st set with BIRD SONG / PLAYING IN THE BAND combo to close. 1st local cheer for “just like New York City” in RAMBLE ON ROSE. jerry: “all you people throwing joints on the stage, why don’t you light ‘em up & pass ‘em around?” phil: “we’re ALREADY high, thanks.” return of the PROMISED LAND/BERTHA/GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD next-beat segue suite from 9/72, some decent cowboy boogie, & then… DARK STAR, with odd intro harmonies establishing a sustained dreaminess, moody tangents, & an atonal high-step into TRUCKIN’ > MORNING DEW.

3/19/73 uniondale: inaudible drums, indoor fireworks, & off-time crowd clapping on audience-tape portion make everything woozy. 1st HE’S GONE since pigpen’s death, crowd inventing a new meaning with small successive cheers during outro. last time in the 1st set. 1st TAKE A STEP BACK, lesh/weir-tandem dead-style crowd control. funnier than weir’s YELLOW DOG JOKE. PSA from garcia: “there are some krishna consciousness people out there passing out good things to eat. it’s okay to eat it.” 1st THE RACE IS ON since 5/70, excepting weir’s sit-ins with the new riders. half-smooth half-segues from HALF-STEP > STELLA BLUE > JACK STRAW. again, band doesn’t jam into EYES OF THE WORLD, opting for a clean next-beat start after THE OTHER ONE & easily hitting the thoughtful, lazy gait. at all 3 nassau gigs, 1st big drug busts by undercovers, apparently audible on some tapes. band won’t return til ’79.

3/21/73 utica: 1st properly rehearsed & quite lurvely WEATHER REPORT SUITE PRELUDE serves as an intro to DARK STAR. unconvincing space-out but awesomely zapped crossfade into EYES OF THE WORLD, 7/8 outro in full blossom. 1st ’73 WHARF RAT, rare mangled lyrics, nice jam.

3/22/73 utica: lesh & garcia charmingly bait the fire marshal. jerry, giggling: “yeah, try to keep your fires in the fire aisle.” big CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER > I KNOW YOU RIDER. terrific OTHER ONE with cartoonish stomp intro, busted gearwork, lyrical jerry/phil duet, return of the flexatone. plum excellent archetypal ’73, gorgeous soundboard, with band in absolutely zero rush. solid 106m of jam songs/suites.

3/24/73 philadelphia: A+ 30m TRUCKIN’ that gets lost en route to DARK STAR. breathless uptempo dazzle & 1st SPANISH JAM since 2/70. 4m DARK STAR proper is shortest ever & melts into SING ME BACK HOME, which i thought was retired. happy to be wrong.

3/26/73 baltimore: wolfman jack introduces the band before the 2nd set, which appropriately opens with the WJ-referencing RAMBLE ON ROSE. a poised post-TRUCKIN’ unwind into a warm WEATHER REPORT SUITE PRELUDE that picks up steam, sparkles almost reluctantly, & dissipates into WHARF RAT. then, another long jam (EYES OF THE WORLD) into the set’s 3rd jerry ballad (MORNING DEW) to go with ’73′s 1st CANDYMAN. nearly 4 hours of music.
3/28

3/28/73 springfield, MA: phil plugs upcoming “interstate smoke-in” on the steps of hartford capitol building on 4/19. “bring your own.” STELLA BLUE bridge lyric finally changes from “can’t keep from cryin’” to “gonna make ‘em shine.” 63m WEATHER REPORT SUITE PRELUDE > DARK STAR > EYES OF THE WORLD > PLAYING IN THE BAND dream sequence also contains anxious & unfocused night terrors.

3/30/73 rochester: crackling CUMBERLAND BLUES. i want to know why somebody (weir?) clearly says “BEEP!” at the 1:10 mark of I KNOW YOU RIDER. amicable drop from EYES OF THE WORLD into NOT FADE AWAY, a ’73 rarity, but it feels out of place in the post-EYES gloaming.

3/31/73 buffalo: predictable apeshitness at the right moment in the 1st buffalo TRUCKIN’. PROMISED LAND/BERTHA/GREATEST STORY choppy as ever. THE OTHER ONE contains a breakneck SPANISH JAM & a post-meltdown FEELIN’ GROOVY into the only CHINA CAT-less I KNOW YOU RIDER between ’70 & ’85.

4/2/73 boston garden: fried ‘n’ frayed tour closer. atrocious vocals. band sounds off, too. still, typically devastating PLAYING IN THE BAND. the only fully jammed HERE COMES SUNSHINE: rich post-outro weaving loses thread quickly & reverts to insect-space & then ME & BOBBY McGEE. last WEATHER REPORT SUITE-less PRELUDE to tired EYES. SUGAR MAGNOLIA freakout nearing peak weir. BID YOU GOODNIGHT now features donna. no thx.

5/13/73 des moines: 3-set/4-hour (plus breaks) lazy marathon. 1st jam (besides CHINA > RIDER) doesn’t come ’til end of set 2. perhaps due to tape degeneration, the 28m PLAYING IN THE BAND is a pleasant unceasing rain that never quite breaks into a storm. beautiful stasis. pre & post-verse, the band glides adroitly out of THE OTHER ONE triplets into consonant & constantly renewing churn.

5/20/73 santa barbara: the spring of 3-set stadium gigs continues. garcia’s voice is thrashed. sounds kind of cool, albeit painful. jerry’s renewed interest in banjo via old & in the way is obvious in crystalline, articulated runs in BEAT IT ON DOWN THE LINE. the nuanced, piston-like PLAYING IN THE BAND jam & spare post-verse OTHER ONE ruminating are both hard to imagine in front of 17K people.

5/26/73 kezar stadium: 1st show in the haight since 3/68. A+ bettyboard with gorgeous stereo separation & a high circulation staple. still a good starter tape. everything glows with spring sunshine. FEELIN’ GROOVY JAM now firmly built into CHINA > RIDER. final run of the very ’73 HE’S GONE/TRUCKIN’/OTHER ONE/EYES OF THE WORLD/CHINA DOLL sequence with deep quiet & a thrilling EYES peak.

6/9/73 RFK stadium: gang harmonies impressive on LOOSE LUCY, even donna, voices blending indistinguishably. BIG RIVER = primo boogie. garcia cycles through MORNING DEW & HERE COMES SUNSHINE licks during a discombobulated post-TRUCKIN’ dissolve. eventually, a nice count-off segue into PLAYING IN THE BAND. after 2 sets & 3.5 hours (following 2 openers), jerry announces that the dead are done & it’s time for the allmans.

6/10/73 RFK stadium: a stone summer classic with endless highlights. effortless 1st set glides to a weaving BIRD SONG & cymbaly PLAYING IN THE BAND. set 2 opens with EYES OF THE WORLD > STELLA BLUE (featuring an accidental(?) new melody) & rarely lets up, though AROUND & AROUND is weir at his dinkiest. a satisfying 26m DARK STAR filled with high-speed pre-verse maneuvers & a thorough bass meltdown into a WHARF RAT where kreutzmann lays out entirely during the bridge, wonderfully quiet music in a big, big stadium. a 3rd set superjam with dickey betts, butch trucks, & allegedly merl saunders, totally inaudible. mega hippie bullshit, but also great. lurvely GD debut of TRAIN TO CRY & then moldies: 1 elvis, 1 buddy holly, 2 chuck berry. likely the only decent grateful dead version of JOHNNY B. GOODE cuz the betts/garcia & kreutzmann/trucks combos are totally sweet. a delightful melding of the dead & allmans vibes.

6/22/73 vancouver: opener of 1st proper tour since march. 4 hours with a solid half devoted to jam songs & suites. my kinda dead. keith’s rhodes back in action with chiming, unexpected peaks in BIRD SONG finale. 1st tour with both rhodes & grand piano? 1st BLACK PETER since 10/72. l’il shaky with nobody’s strongest vocals, but band’s instinctual dynamics shine. lots of nice space. (sidenote: weir’s standard HE’S GONE > TRUCKIN’ transition is one of the few places where a count-off & segue mark can co-exist.) 5m semi-farty bass solo & near-ambient drumless jam as prelude to THE OTHER ONE with shattering arthropodal zap sesh.

6/24/73 portland: phil, maybe half-snickering post-THEY LOVE EACH OTHER: “and now we’re going to put you folks into a MELLOW mood.” cue LOOKS LIKE RAIN. miasmic DARK STAR ’til phil hits on bass theme. quickly, jerry counterpoints, sketching pre-verse cloud-shapes with weir.

6/26/73 seattle: until this project, i’d thought of ROW JIMMY as the lethargic, poor brah’s version of the SUGAREE slow roll. but, man, there are just endless worlds within that perfect, ‘luded-out stillness. often pretty good harmonies, too.

6/29/73 universal amphitheater: noncommittal OTHER ONE, garcia oddly uninspired ’til short, radiant detonation into MORNING DEW.

6/30/73 universal amphitheater: after a small onstage electrical fire, garcia: “don’t panic, folks, this is the movies, remember?” shitty vocals everywhere. buttery combo of keith’s rhodes & garcia’s attackless wah tone on BIRD SONG & PLAYING IN THE BAND. wish keith used the rhodes more. lots of piano in ultra-patient (but by no means mellow) EYES OF THE WORLD end jam with sudden, decisive drop into STELLA BLUE.

7/1/73 universal amphitheater: warm front-of-board audience tape that trades ugly whooping & off-time clapping on quiet songs for totally fat ’60s garcia guitar tone on a way-out OTHER ONE that almost veers into EYES end jam. A+ zonked melt into WHARF RAT & effortless crossfade into BOBBY McGEE. best early ’70s audience tape i’ve heard, but gentlemen still prefer boards.

7/27/73 watkins glen: 2-set 90m “soundcheck” in front of 250K people. lesh: “this whole thing is a fraud, we’re really clever androids.” 16m BIRD SONG (longest ever?) with semi-free breakdown & one of the few non-obnoxious pinched harmonics solos in musical history. casual & legendary 20m DARK STARish standalone improv with multiple themes, including a proto-FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN jam.

7/28/73 watkins glen: the dead had a rep for botching big shows. at 600,000, WG was the biggest ever. not the greatest, but way solid. last BOX OF RAIN ’til ’86. i’d finally learned to love the barked harmonies. especially going to miss garcia’s faux-steel filigrees. 24m PLAYING IN THE BAND with fantastic freak flights by jerry & gang-of-one drumming by kreutzmann, dropping onto martian plateau near end. unidentified organ player on AROUND & AROUND. a bit bouncy, more garth hudson than gregg allman. either way, why only on one song?! lots of jams in 2nd set, but no long space-outs, defined by 2 decent weir half-segues: TRUCKIN’ > EL PASO, EYES OF THE WORLD > SUGAR MAGNOLIA. recording (especially the guitars) gets sadly muddy for the set with the allmans. super-blissed 24m MOUNTAIN JAM & WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN coda.

7/31/73 jersey city: back at roosevelt stadium. surviving tape by @RelixMag co-founder jerry moore. recording is great. killer snare. another extraordinary PLAYING IN THE BAND, 1st jam is unusually rhodes-driven. kreutzmann in full free-dance mode. plus, he got a glockenspiel? 2nd set is boogie all the way down, minus 2m of smooth TRUCKIN’ fusion & when BLACK PETER achieves a nice, sad soar.

8/1/73 jersey city: jerry’s 31st birthday. perfect 24m DARK STAR. sparkling lunar rain as prelude to spacedust curlicues & thumb piano. the rest of jam is great. even EL PASO cooks. huge MORNING DEW with garcia soloing in joyous, apocalyptic paragraphs.

9/7/73 nassau coliseum: A+ tour opener. 6 righteous jams, weir mixed warmly enough to justify his “mccoy tyner’s left hand” claims. guy yells incessantly for ME & MY UNCLE(!?). finally, irritated dude replies “YOU & YOUR SISTER!”, predating chris bell by 5 years. rare show with keith on occasional B3, only audible on audience tape. (thru stage amp only?) well used on LOSER, TRUCKIN’ & thrilling 1st LET IT GROW, minus preludes, giddy with high-speed aero-flips as band explores new spaces, landing at STELLA BLUE.

9/8/73 nassau coliseum: debut of full WEATHER REPORT SUITE with perfect autumnal PRELUDE & surprise EYES OF THE WORLD > CHINA DOLL to close 1st set. 1st LET ME SING YOUR BLUES AWAY, sole keith-sung dead tune. Europe ’72 bounce can’t redeem hunter’s litest lyrics & keith’s non-voice. neato co-lead guitar by weir on spiraling TRUCKIN’. more ghosts of cool organ parts via keith’s undermixed B3.

9/11/73 william & mary: dang, @mountain_goats, you’re right, this IS an exquisite LOOKS LIKE RAIN. intricate quiet garcia detailing.  never thought i’d say this, but starting to dig these spare, 1-drummer versions. still can’t take the street cats & the freak out. horns join for 2 songs & it’s suck city, getting extra ham-handed/honky/unnecessary atop the lattice-like LET IT GROW jam. 1st fall DARK STAR. busy & melodious without really going anywhere. more weir leads & lovely spider skitters.

9/12/73 william & mary: allegedly, the band had such a good time the previous night that they came back & played for free. the BIRD SONG middle improv opens into a soaring cathedral space, keith’s electric piano undermixed but twinkling like a celeste. big energy fun, especially the high-velocity garcia/lesh weaves during LET IT GROW & a proto-SLIPKNOT EYES jam.

9/15/73 providence: another glorious BIRD SONG with typical quizzical garcia lyricism & atypical assertive electric piano. last BIRD SONG ’til the ’80s. why?!? ugh. satisfying 2nd set with 2 30m suites. horns stay for all of it & sound far more integrated, albeit a big sunshiny mess on TRUCKIN’. WEATHER REPORT SUITE PRELUDE gets tasty LOL-flute. LET IT GROW gets squonk ululations & a nice solo garcia bridge into STELLA BLUE.

9/17/73 syracuse: with horns more or less in line, a confident & peppy 55m TRUCKIN’ > EYES OF THE WORLD > WEATHER REPORT SUITE > STELLA BLUE. keith’s B3 seems to be gone, but is it possible the he’s playing an ondes martenot on WEATHER REPORT SUITE PRELUDE & LOOKS LIKE RAIN?!

9/20/73 philadelphia: 1st flat show of tour. ondes martenot is gone already. strident EYES OF THE WORLD outro. schmaltzy SUGAR MAGNOLIA with horns.

9/21/73 philadelphia: 1st OTHER ONE since 7/1 unspools from wind-up toy spins into 1st MIND LEFT BODY in a year. same venue, too. final LET ME SING YOUR BLUES AWAY, abandoned after 6 performances. cool with me.

9/24/73 pittsburgh: an off night at the civic arena. band crashes GREATEST STORY three times (with a LOONEY TUNES interlude) before starting. garcia sings 1st NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE since ’66 after teasing it in post-TRUCKIN’ blooze noodles for months. bleh.

9/26/73 buffalo: last of 8 gigs with horns (phew), final SING ME BACK HOME (laaame), dense jazz freefloats in LET IT GROW (!)

10/19/73 oklahoma city: DARK STAR is notably slower than summer versions. the band almost doesn’t know what to do with all the space & out comes the most developed & dramatic MIND LEFT BODY JAM yet, escher-like chromatic knots, simultaneously descending & ascending. thoroughly satisfying EYES OF THE WORLD > STELLA BLUE encore that weir feels compelled to play JOHNNY B. GOODE after.

10/21/73 omaha: weir announces the A’s world series victory over the mets (“another baseball year endeth”) & garcia responds w/ LOSER. 1st BLACK THROATED WIND since 2/9. PLAYING IN THE BAND > MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP > BIG RIVER > PLAYING IN THE BAND with planned-sounding hard-splice segues. high-speed DMT drop into deep space PLAYING reprise. low-key HE’S GONE, garcia’s solo finding a sad sweet place, to kick off an hour of unflashy & effective song-suiting.

10/23/73 bloomington, MN: keith plays venue’s wurlitzer, including soundcheck noodling on 1st WANG DANG DOODLE, jerry singing off-mic. a short & not particularly compelling show. keith adds some nice wurlitzer on a lazy TRUCKIN’ & oddly upfront piano on LET IT GROW. CASEY JONES aborted due to fight. kreutzmann allegedly tackles security guard while phil freaks (“ALRIGHT ASSHOLE!!”)

10/25/73 madison: warm, light-drenched HERE COMES SUNSHINE. weir keeps tinkering with lyrics of already-recorded BLACK THROATED WIND. sleepy gossamer dialogues in 23m DARK STAR, articulated MIND LEFT BODY, ondes martenot blurps, an hour of otherness.

10/27/73 indianpolis: efficient PLAYING IN THE BAND > MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP > BIG RIVER > PLAYING IN THE BAND. less thrilling than previous take, but great 1st segue.

10/29/73 st. louis: 1st COLD RAIN & SNOW since 2/28, 2nd of only 3 ’73 versions. super-pro next-beat build from BERTHA into GREATEST STORY. TRUCKIN’ downshifts into low flying jazz; OTHER ONE stumbles & ambles to similar happy place of quiet chord tracings. weir finally articulates the alternate BLACK THROATED WIND lyric: “but i can’t deny the time that’s gone by / full of babies and bottles and mountains of debt.”

10/30/73 st. louis: DARK STAR jam animated by weir’s chatty staccato patterns & an almost standalone MIND LEFT BODY before the verse. despite a gripping EYES OF THE WORLD, band is archetypally mellow, lulling & lolling. a fine line between warm comfort & sleep.

11/1/73 evanston: superb drip from rare MORNING DEW 2nd set opener into torrential 1st PLAYING IN THE BAND > UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > PLAYING IN THE BAND.

11/9/73 winterland: 1st TO LAY ME DOWN since 9/70. off-key, plodding, new donna vocal part. still, hushed C&W swing is breathtaking. no big jam, but locked-in idea-filled LET IT GROW outro is A+ prelude to EYES OF THE WORLD’s microscopic rhythmic conversations.

11/10/73 winterland: PLAYING IN THE BAND > UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > MORNING DEW > UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > PLAYING IN THE BAND is more party trick than improv but the sleight of hand is riveting. excellence carries through standalone STELLA BLUE & properly choogled TRUCKIN’. WHARF RAT is kind of a struggle, though.

11/11/73 winterland: DARK STAR does its thing ’til post-verse space-out when kreutzmann drops into a beat & shit gets really real. major key drama, ricochet crosstalk, dissolution, & double-time MIND LEFT BODY as an almost-perfect bridge into EYES OF THE WORLD.

11/14/73 san diego: one of the all-time great 2nd sets. TRUCKIN’ > THE OTHER ONE > BIG RIVER > THE OTHER ONE > EYES OF THE WORLD > THE OTHER ONE > WHARF RAT. wonderful drumless zone in 1st OTHER ONE. EYES omits 7/8 break for last OTHER ONE verse & a jammy, dreamy WHARF RAT.

11/17/73 UCLA: nearly flawless PLAYING IN THE BAND >UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > MORNING DEW > UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > PLAYING IN THE BAND. swarming jams, lush valleys, masterful segues. a packed 14m EYES OF THE WORLD. everyone totally together for precise, successive explosions in 7/8 outro. no exit strategy, though.

11/20/73 denver: surprise turn from MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP into 1st DIRE WOLF since 10/72. smooth segue, sluggish song. much of set feels likewise. airy circular jams as OTHER ONE winds into MIND LEFT BODY. again, a near-perfect bridge, this time to STELLA BLUE.

11/21/73 denver: even on the audience tape, no reaction to “i’m as honest as a denver man can be” in ME & MY UNCLE opener. another sweet half-melt out of HALF-STEP, this time into a mammoth PLAYING IN THE BAND > EL PASO > PLAYING IN THE BAND > WHARF RAT > PLAYING IN THE BAND > MORNING DEW. EL PASO flowers briefly into DARK STAR before WHARF RAT (with a drumless bridge!) after which garcia & lesh hit peak fuzz.

11/23/73 el paso: only ever el paso gig and, unlike denver, the crowd DOES freak when weir sings the city’s name. a few nice OTHER ONE drifts but distant drum mix makes the whole show disconcertingly placid, even by dead standards.

11/25/73 tempe: brilliant 17m PLAYING IN THE BAND, a mirrored infinity room of free snare dances & cascading guitar diamonds. 1st credible BID YOU GOODNIGHT since its february revival thanks to restrained (& even tasteful) donna jean vocal.

11/28/73 palace of fine arts: debut of seastones, ned lagin’s group with garcia, lesh, hart, & croz playing modular improv structures. dream wails, processed voices, quadrophonic balaphones. an avant-dead necessity. A+ recording: http://bit.ly/1brMQUt

11/30/73 boston music hall: rare 3-show theater run. band apparently doesn’t know of the 1st show & arrives/starts extremely late. donna jean gone on maternity leave through year’s end, huzzah! the band’s harmonies are appropriately winterly, austere, & pleasing. LET IT GROW glitters divinely into a short shape-shifting DARK STAR jam & a happy, lumpy post-thanksgiving EYES OF THE WORLD.

12/1/73 boston: magical BROKEDOWN PALACE, in part because of bedraggled harmonies, in part because of extra-warm soundboard mix. nightmarish extended segments of mojoless crowd control failure. weir promises they’ll relearn ST. STEPHEN. phil angrily cuts him off. “besides, the cops are from heaven! they’re from heaven!” chirps jerry, sounding like he might actually be having a bad trip. 34m PLAYING IN THE BAND > UNCLE JOHN’S BAND > PLAYING IN THE BAND with a curling UJB intro, & a stark donna-less ROW JIMMY in the jerry ballad slot.

12/2/73 boston: more testy banter, though band’s mojo has returned. phil gets pissed at audience member: “what are you, the heat??” 2nd set is a mofo, solid 80m of attempted suite-linkage, starting with 1st & only WHARF RAT opener. iffy singing, but heaviness awaits. 1st unfinished PLAYING trails to guitar laughter & piercing biofeedback. weir arpeggiates listlessly & eventually cues MIND LEFT BODY. new spaces everywhere. cool rhythmic MIND LEFT BODY outro permutations, messy BIRD SONG-like flutters in HE’S GONE.

12/4/73 cincinnati: late start (by 5 hours?), short show (47m 2nd set), even more surly phil (“where the fuck did you say we were?”) tremendous 24m EYES OF THE WORLD with deep phil/jerry noise canyon ’til billy drops a beat & band builds to a chaotic swing-stomp.

12/6/73 cleveland: approaching peak donnalessness on ROW JIMMY. longest ever HERE COMES SUNSHINE dances with VIOLA LEE-like ecstasy. an all-time DARK STAR. one of the longest (43m) & oddest, beginning with a slow coalescence from tuning into theme. extremely uncharacteristic assertive, uptempo electric keys by keith, in full conversation with garcia, melting into fuzz-bass nebulae. more top-speed ultra-melodic inventions & a perfect EYES OF THE WORLD > STELLA BLUE comedown with one final bass feedback punchline.

12/8/73 durham: nice spidery piano during BLACK THROATED WIND bridge. lovely lulling weave-waves in HE’S GONE outro jam. in & out of focus 28m OTHER ONE ending with more visceral post-seastones biofeedback, weir noodles, & 2 jerry ballads.

12/10/73 charlotte: 1st PEGGY-O! quite brisk, almost in the mold of DIRE WOLF. someone sets off fireworks between verses. incredible EYES OF THE WORLD with hyper tonal, almost smooth, over-the-top bass leads, total full-band precision, & ace BROKEDOWN PALACE coda. for 2nd show running, garcia upends song alternation with weir. 1st split-up SUGAR MAGNOLIA  with GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD in middle. with donna jean still on pregnancy leave, weir’s SUNSHINE DAYDREAM freakouts have gone next level.

12/12/73 atlanta: another jaunty PEGGY-O. frictionless gearshift segue from MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP into ME & BOBBY McGEE. not much flow to the 2nd set, but a long MORNING DEW gets down to a stretch of delicate quiet & sparse piano colors.

12/18/73 miami: great mix, excellent playing throughout. fabulous, extra-crackling LET IT GROW as prelude to final ’73 DARK STAR. labyrinthine 1st jam teases & builds to post-verse bass-zap brain-blastage. “we’ve got a blown speaker!” jerry shouts off-mic. in my college house, whenever we wanted/needed unstoppable laughter, we’d play the last 1m of this SUNSHINE DAYDREAM.

12/19/73 miami: “dick’s picks, v. 1″! funny to hear complete version finally. weir sneezes during 1st line of PROMISED LAND opener. always wondered why MISSISSIPPI HALF-STEP faded out. it’s another lovely melt segue into ME & BOBBY McGEE, turns out. 2nd & final time that happened. penultimate HERE COMES SUNSHINE & one of the best, 14m of curling lightbeam solos. PLAYING IN THE BAND somersaults into the spectral wah-wah void. 5m bass solo is excised from this version, too. on the audience tape, it’s fully ridiculous, but also has a neat melodic shape. (audience tape also has a great pre-show warning by the band about security. garcia: “remember your hippie training, folks: be cool!”) last 5m of OTHER ONE is the band’s most sustained fszszszzt-out so far, dripping with absolute grace into STELLA BLUE.

…and so concludes the grateful dead’s 1973 & the #deadfreaksunite broadcast year. see you at winterland in february.

199 post-WFMU sunrises, december 2008 – may 2013

I’m retired from the overnight slot at WFMU. I look forward to communicating directly with the hive-mind during other hours on other days. Fill-ins coming soon. I hope to be back with a full-time show at some point in the future.

2008

12/1: deep, deep blue. almost ambient pink in the clouds.
12/8: the blue creeps out from behind the black like a doppelganger overtaking.
12/15: non-existent, not coming. probably.
12/22: muted by the streetlamps over the ice fields.

2009

1/5: charcoal-blue pepperland inversion.
1/26: blue, definitely. lonesome, TBD.

2/2: palimpsest, diminishing usage.
2/9: perfect planetarium dissolve.
2/16: velvet-painted chintz. on the skyline, financial district office lights pinpricking on like an advent calendar.
2/23: perfect lunar blue gone hiding behind chalk-gray, then back to a more tempered, public self.

3/2: a pale, snowy enclosure behind downtown. lights are still mostly off, like the skyscrapers and glass boxes want to sleep in.
3/9: stolen by daylight savings, then released slowly, like a fog. thx to everybody who pledged last night! #wfmuthon
3/16: dim, unformed. something not yet ready to be told.
3/23: inside an easter egg, too blue for walt. perfect crescent moon hanging over the financial district, almost CGI.

4/6: austere gray with ambient pink, like a blue/orange flood braced to shatter winter’s last wall. happy opening day, peeps.
4/13: blue-white light precisely detailing downtown’s contours. spires, cell towers, rooftop watertanks, scaffolding around glass boxes.
4/20: chalky gray. ambitionless & deferential to newer, brighter suns rising in parallel.
4/27: blushing peach, mildly aghast at having tricked everything (and everybody) into bloom. but only mildly.

5/4: enthused flowers bent crooked with rain, pink petals litter sidewalk. in the distance, dock cranes, draped in fog.
5/11: nearly full daylight bounces btwn glass boxes of exchange pl. reflections incrementally deeper, more vivid & illusory, each week.
5/18: cold, wet breeze off river. trees disheveled, starting committees.
5/25: a rumor, unconfirmed, truth blurred by stillness.

6/1: a blue so cool & white that it hurts.
6/8: damp, fragrant. neon green post-it note affixed to sidewalk, labeled “trash.”
6/15: through the rain in a rented tux jacket, boutonniere petals wilting.
6/22: clouds still amassed strategically above skyline. swarm intelligence in repose, potentially violent.
6/29: real summer at last. international flags lining boulevard lap agreeably, like they’ve adjusted to waking w mimosas every morning.

7/6: crisp & amendable, wanting to be time-stretched into an infinite gentleness.
7/20: dew condensing, on the march. innocent morning sweetness amping itself for humidity assault.
7/27: unobtrusively blinding. humidity-powered smellscape carries scents of baking bread, urine, and then something like ginger ale.

8/3: a miscalibrated counter on a cassette deck, reset.
8/10: windwhipped. soft, wet air. garbage cans rolling across waterfront plaza.
8/17: haze smeared. gray malaise & unborn breezes.
8/24: inexplicably smells like pancake batter.

9/7: end-of-summer melancholia compressed into quiet colors, darker dawn. the breeze reports from someplace far away.
9/21: soft focus. crystal blue & pink clouds behind unfathomably sharp skyline.
9/28: blue/black flood rolling over buildings, sidewalks, everything, lapping at morningfeet.

10/5: padding on the balls of my feet through the kitchen, trying not to wake anybody.
10/12: milk truck loitering by empty bus stop, engine running, no driver in sight, ready to be liberated.
10/19: cruise ship creeping by in slow motion, moving facade in front of sleep-blinking financial district.
10/26: mars, or something else high & red, lingering over WTC site.

11/2: angry, choppy wind. traffic lights in all directions seem to be red, glaring.
11/9: thin orange-grey smog-haze in quiet, dramatic gradation.
11/16: is.
11/23: the silver-purple of dreamless sleep.

12/7: a million fissures blurred to seamless slate.
12/14: unconvinced of its own existence.
12/21: hiding behind a snowbank, hoping nobody notices.
12/28: a red/purple/gray flatness only spoken to/by other sunrises.

2010

1/4: mysterious puffs of backlit red steam against slate sky from roof of waterfront mini-highrise. also, ZOMG, it’s fucking cold.
1/11: lacquered & holding. more mysterious backlit red steam belching from waterfront rooftop.
1/18: streets glistening with rain-sheen, empty studio backlot ready for action.
1/25: shaking lampposts & stray leaves trace the wind’s abrupt contours, possesed by the spirit & speaking in silent, secret tongues.

2/1: immaculate, clear & cold. perfect fade from dark blue to light, distinct orange flare banding horizon.
2/8: a place for every shade of blue & every shade of blue in its place. crisp crescent moon over the harbor.
2/15: encased in blue ice & melting dimly at the corners.
2/22: perfect visibility, the skyline recut in the night with municipal lasers. dirty snow clumped around trees & lampposts like mold.

3/1: muted icescape & the smell of home fries.
3/8: crisp, warm & OMG dudes I obliterated my goal *and* i get to keep the beard! thx to all who pledged! stunned!
3/15: dark, oddly gentle. umbrella carcasses scattered in the storm-eye.
3/29: dripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdripdr — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvHSvSBwFYM

4/5: gently (one hopes) meeting the mets.
4/12: buds & blossoms & candles still flickering at waterfront memorial for kaczyński by katyn statue: http://twitpic.com/1f2bvp
4/19: momentary stillness of skyborne machinery.

5/3: heat, rain.
5/10: whiteblue recessional, proceeding.
5/17: soft air, sleepy blossom perfume, & an idling WPIX news van.
5/24: fog-draped, all but waterfront skyline shrouded. city looks shrunken, intimate.

6/7: sheepish. bearing treatises of coolness, perhaps misleading.
6/14: in the smoggy, smoggy dew.
6/21: glass box office towers reflect surrounding cityscape into shimmying, building-sized david hockney mutations. breeze, cinnabunny.
6/28: barometric alarm clock, arms spinning.

7/5: businesslike, unamused.
7/12: massive 10-deck cruise ship drifting by, looking as big as buildings behind it, temporarily/confusingly redefining skyline.
7/19: flags blowing in subtly different directions & creepy newfangled group aerobics on the plaza.
7/26: uncommonly cool & gentle, with an even more uncommon garbage stank.

8/2: morning boot campers circling the plaza like a .gif loop. dude with a stopwatch, barking.
8/9: boats in the steam. (or, if autocorrect had its way, boars.)
8/23: uncertain contents leaking.
8/30: mini traffic cones laid on plaza in airy grid, like gallery installation, for MIA boot-campers. cloud ribbons merge w glass boxes.

9/13: distant purple/gray command wending through the system.
9/20: massive blue soundstage.
9/27: sparse, insistent rain. hard wind off the hudson.

10/4: brooklyn shipyard cranes glittering like a distant alien city.
10/18: stars out, air rich.
10/25: hive-like, the city in cross-section.

11/1: trees on south side of street totally bare. on north, modesty just starting to diminsh.
11/8: the purple between gray & blue.
11/15: a dim pink humming.
11/22: detuned & weary.
11/29: intricate orchestration from star-ridden black-blue above to far-off white-pink at horizon line.

12/6: chalky, marbled.
12/13: a laden vibration.

2011

1/3: christmas tree, tipped & spilling from oversized white garbage bag, flapping sadly.
1/10: ice black harbor.
1/17: empty plaza, empty trains, collective MLK sleep.
1/24: glass towered ice fortresses on the hudson.
1/31: paths through the terrestrial surface.

2/7: dim pastel sedimentality.
2/14: lavender concrete, crumbling.
2/21: all american white-out.
2/28: fully retractable graphite rain.

3/7: $ & £ & € & xx & oo from the heavens.
3/14: a thousand springs behind.
3/28: born blue.

4/4: off-purple near-rain.
4/11: monday morning fogging down. city entirely enveloped, invisible besides dim dock lights.
4/18: boot campers out on plaza for first time this year. terrifyingly perky routines.
4/25: a sweet, cool pausing.

5/2: freedom’s just another word for what’s on the other end of the PATH train. terrified.
5/9: countrypolitan platitudes.
5/16: cinnabon fog.
5/23: bootcampers prostrate in odd symmetric/ritualistic array around katyn massacre memorial

6/6: muted perfumed fanfare.
6/20: secret no longer.

7/4: abandoned skyline in low clouds.
7/11: 12-story carnival cruise ship lumbers up the hudson, past the skyline, like a lost, confused whale ready to beach.
7/18: niiiice dissolve.
7/25: pleasant! harbor breeze + unmistakable smell of lightly jellied toast.

8/1: new morning.
8/8: syrup, slowly swum.
8/22: following a trail of rose petals onto the PATH platform.

9/5: unlabored & abandoned.
9/12: in remembrance of thinkpieces past.
9/19: infinite gradation in blue.
9/26: purple darkness.

10/3: velvet clouds over the city like the cover of “loaded.”
10/10: blue unmuting.
10/17: in invisible pinks.
10/24: perfect crescent moon (the lunar megaphone?) hanging directly above zuccotti park.
10/31: 45 at 33 1/3.

11/14: drab whiteness overtaking, minus tiny distant flare over navy yards, like dramatic natural history museum miniature.
11/21: deep purple rain.
11/28: black sky, blue clouds.

12/12: bare metallic branches.
12/19: the frozen rigging resists.

2012:

1/2: de-reveled.
1/9: skyline snooze control
1/16: heavy, windless cold. branches & flags still.
1/23: half-pleasant airborne slush.
1/30: tiny lights blink awake.

2/6: chalky monday.
2/13: crashville skyline.
2/20: crystal blue per$ua$ion.
2/27: freeform <3.

3/5: purple cloudbank fleet.
3/12: blue noise behind the black.
3/19: hyperreal crescent moon over wall street.
3/26: blue upon blue upon blue.

4/2: tranquil blue gradations & return of war yawping morning boot-campers.
4/9: white-blue sky, light eastward wind, mets somehow 3-0.
4/16: cherry blossom clinic.
4/30: skyline time-lapse freeze-frame.

5/7: half the flags blowing east, half blowing west.
5/14: boggling over bootcampers & citybirds with bryce.
5/21: cold fog, cloud city.

6/4: lunar holiday.
6/11: nu-WTC disappearing into cloudbanks & looking even taller.
6/18: goodbye blue monday…
6/26: …hello, blue tuesday.

7/3: cool sweet haze.
7/10: atmospheric conditions tolerable.
7/17: solid dew.
7/24: a crumpled lacoste umbrella by the newsstand.
7/31: sea gray, with gulls.

8/14: glass panels creep up a skyscraper in progress.
8/21: the smell of cheese & sickly flowers.
8/28: fat, warm rain.

9/4: luminous fog, hyperreal skyline.
9/11: freedom moonset. pic.twitter.com/fQh6TFgy
9/18: both purple and rain.

10/2: inscrutable and depthless gray-brown.
10/9: very close to still.
10/16: daylight unsaved.
10/23: black magenta.

11/6: morning in america with newscopters.
11/13: ambient pastels.
11/20: a curtain, reversed. pic.twitter.com/hUtrEW8t
11/27: grey behind red behind grey.

12/4: deep static.
12/18: giant misplaced novelty wreaths above the holland tunnel tollbooths and rain.

2013:

1/1: a very pastel beginning.
1/8: crisp prop moon, crescent.
1/15: the softest red.
1/22: ice raga.
1/29: soft-edged & windless.

2/5: unhurried snowstatic.
2/19: metropolitan soundstage.
2/26: all new, unshredded flags of many nations down the middle of montgomery street.

3/5: ow, my brain.
3/12: NOT TOO LATE TO PLEDGE. 800-989-9368, http://wfmu.org , or http://bit.ly/frow-zone .
3/19: slushfall.
3/26: purple cloudcliff.

4/2: loop-ache aggregation.
4/9: beach party tonight.
4/16: out demons, out.
4/23: wet white blossoms.
4/30: just like any other day that’s ever been.

5/7: tomorrow’s clear light.

frow show, FMU-209

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. computers reading Richard Brautigan – “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace”
2. Taiwan Housing Project – “What?” – Taiwan Housing Project (no label )
3. Plinth – “Kay Harker” – Collected Machine Music (Time Released Sound)
4. Ved – “Starokorokas (excerpt)” – Spectra 12″ (Adrian)
5. Devendra Banhart – “Won’t You Come Home” – Mala (Nonesuch)
6. Richie Havens – “Morning Morning” – Mixed Bag (Verve) [Richie Havens, 1941-2013.]

7. The Replacements – “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – Songs For Slim (New West)
8. Grateful Dead – “The Race Is On” – Reckoning (Arista) [for George Jones (1931-2013) & Bobby Weir (feel better)]
9. Bodo Molitor – “Laziness” – del hits internacionales (Dimsa)
10. Yellowbirds – “Young Men of Promise” – Songs From the Vanished Frontier (Royal Potato Family)
11. Sonny & the Sunsets – “Green Blood” – Antenna to the Afterworld (Polyvinyl)
12. Music For the Muted – “30″ [via Soundcloud]
13. Taste – “Blister On The Moon” – Taste (Polydor)
14. Swell Maps – “Whatever Happens Next …” – Jane From Occupied Europe (Rough Trade)
15. New Sound of Numbers – “Invisible Magnetic” – Invisible Magnetic [via Bandcamp]
16. Tortoise & The Ex – “The Lawn of the Limp” – In the FIshtank (Konkurrent)
17. Oblivians – “Pinball King” – Desperation (In the Red)
18. English Singles – “Ordinary Girls” – Ordinary Girls 7″ (Slumberland)

19. Senator Sam Ervin – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Senator Sam At Home (Columbia)
20. Willie Nelson – “Darkness on the Face of the Earth” – Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill)
21. Tall Firs – “Loss For Words” – Out of It and Into It (ATP/R)
22. Karen Dalton – “Travelin’ Shoes” – Yeti #13 7″ (Hardly Art)
23. Glenn Jones – “Bergen County Farewell” – My Garden State (Thrill Jockey)
24. Floating Flowers – “Johsho Kiryu” – 1st + 2nd (Black Plastic Sound)
25. Jon Collin – “Furniture Makers Moan” – High Peak Selections (Winebox)
26. Thurston Moore & Loren Connors – “Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly – October 17th, 2012″ – The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through (Northern-Spy) [plus "Notiey (a mother's advice to her daughters, Pu Xiu Wen, with her 2 daughters answering)" from "Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China" (Sublime Frequencies)]
27. Jim Sauter & Kid Millions – “Pamyra” – Boanerges (Doubtmusic)
28. Steve Lacy & Joe McPhee – “The Rest” – The Rest (Roaratorio)
29. Vertonen – “11° 22.4′N 142° 35.5′E”" – HACE/26,250′ b/w 11° 22.4′N 142° 35.5′E” (Misanthropic Agenda)
30. Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings – “A Choir Of Bells” – Tibetan Bells (Island)
31. Julianna Barwick – “Pacing” – Pacing 7″ (Suicide Squeeze)

32. Dust – “Often Shadows Felt” – Dust (Legacy)
33. Parquet Courts – “Square States” – American Specialties (Play Pinball)
34. Julian Lynch – “Horse Chestnut” – Lines (Underwater Peoples)
35. Tenniscoats – “Mosha Mosha Mo” – All Aboard! (Chapter Music)
36. C.S. Crew – “Troubles of the World” – Funky Pack (Cultures of Soul)

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frow show, FMU-208

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. Hawkwind – “Silver Machine” – Leave No Star Unturned: Live Cambridge 1972 (Dirter)
2. Decimus – “Live in Hannover” – spring 2013 (Kelippah) [plus Geoff Mullen, "Filtered Water, part 1"]
3. Terry Riley & Don Cherry  – “Descending Moonshine Dervishes” – Live Köln 1975 ((no label))
4. Os Mutantes – “É Proibido Proibir” – The Sixth Finger: Singles, Rarities and Outakes 1965-1968 ((no label))

5. Bob Dylan – “Thirsty Boots” – Wigwam 7″ (Columbia)
6. Don Everly – “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” – Don Everly (Ode)
7. Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders with Tom Fogerty – “Biloxi” – 30 June 1972 Keystone Korner ((no label))
8. Marcia Griffiths – “Children At Play” – Sweet & Nice (Wild Flower)
9. The Offs – “Cool Down” – Spiky Dread: Issue One (Rongo Rongo)
10. The Ethiopians – “I Need Someone” – Train To Skaville – Anthology 1968 To 1975 (Trojan)
11. Ramble Tamble – “Raks Fazani” – Secret Museum of Kind Men, v. 2 (Casual Acid Tea)
12. Indian Puddin & Pipe – “Water or Wine” – Fifth Pipe Dream (San Francisco Sound)
13. Medicinal Porpoises – “’77″ – The Lost Music of Medicinal Porpoises ((no label))

14. Shugo Tokumaru – “Down Down” – In Focus (P-Vine Japan)
15. Haiku Salut – “Glockelbar” – Tricolore (How Does It Feel)
16. Roland Young – “Coast” – Mystic Comprovisations ((no label)) [via Soundcloud]
17. Matthew Shaw – “Museum Street” (Volcanic Tongue) [via Soundcloud]
18. J.D. Emmanuel – “Path Inward” – Time Traveller (Aguirre)
19. Klaus Schulze & Gunter Schickert – “Die Sehnsucht des Laien” – The Schulze-Schickert Session (Mupymup)
اسلام شيبسى .20. [via http://thequietus.com/articles/12037-electro-chaabi-cairo-one]
21. OH/EX/OH – “Super Potato” – Tokyo Field Recordings ((no label)) [via Bandcamp]
22. Astor – “Trumpets / Guns / November” – Alcor (Kye)
23. Paul & Maurey – “Summertime” – Satellite (Rel)
24. Jenny Hval – “The Seer” – Innocence is Kinky (Rune Grammofon)

25. unknown woman – “Another Good Woman Gone Bad” – Hall Of Fame Volume 2: More Rare And Unreleased Gems From The FAME Vaults (Fame/Kent)
26. Chelsea Light Moving – “Heavenmetal” – Chelsea Light Moving (Matador)
27. Everyone Involved – “Motor Car Madness” – Either/Or (Arcturus)
28. Steve Tilston – “I Really Wanted You” – An Acoustic Confusion (The Village Thing)
29. Klaus Dinger + Japandorf – “Osenbe” – Klaus Dinger + Japandorf (Gronland)

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frow show, FMU-207

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. Helmut Lachenmann – “Clouds in Icy Moonlight” – Zwei Gefühle & Solo Works (Mode)
2. Newband – “Columbus” – Play Microtonal Works by… (Mode) [Dean Drummond, 1949-2013.]
3. A C Slate no r – “Resurrection” – via Soundcloud (A C Slate no r)
4. Ashley Paul – “Line the Clouds” – Line the Clouds (REL)
5. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – “Min We Tun So” – The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk (Analog Africa)
6. Steve Gunn – “Trailways Ramble” – Time Off (Paradise of Bachelors)
7. Aporea – “Mir prezhde rozhdestva” – Ex-Yu Electronica, Vol. III: Diktatura, Humor, Agresija (Monofonika)
8. Grateful Dead  – “Eyes of the World” – 19 February 1973 International Pavilion, Chicago, IL
9. The Moles – “Europe By Car” – Untune The Sky (Flydaddy)

10. Selector Dub Narcotic – “Anglepoise” – Distorted Cymbals 7″ (K)
11. O Bando – “Pela Rua Da Praia Ed. Saturno” – O Bando (Shadoks)
12. Woods – “Impossible Skies” – Bend Beyond (Woodsist)
13. Monster Surprise – “Commerical” – You Don’t Have To Be Fashionable, v. 1 (With A Messy Head)
14. Freeze Puppy – “Katana Bay” – The Night Attendant [via Soundcloud]
15. The Wowz – “Happy Today” – Long Grain Rights (RIYL)
16. Purling Hiss – “Dead Again” – Water on Mars (Drag City)
17. Meat Puppets – “Backwater” – Too High To Die (London)

18. Herbie Hancock – “Rain Dance” – Sextant (Columbia)
19. Missing Man Formation – “Delgado’s Famous Electrodes” – Thanks For the Add! v. 1 (Headphonica)
20. Innode – “Dedispersion II” – Gridshifter (Editions Mego)
21. Freddy Ruppert – “Stanch” – Hangs A Shadow (NNA Tapes)
22. Grisha Shakhnes – “A Man Asleep (excerpt)” [via Soundcloud]
23. Agf – “Breathing In Lines” – Source Voice (Line)
24. Natural Snow Buildings – “The Desert Has Eyes” – The Snowbringer Cult (Ba Da Bing!)
25. Tomoko Sauvage – “Raindrop Exercise (2)” – Ombrophilia (Aposiopese)
26. Jurgen Brauninger / Klaus Fessman – “Dieses Stuck” – Ornament (Creel Pone) [plus "Giant" by Ensemble Pearl from "Ensemble Pearl" (Drag City) + "We Want To Invite, We Do Invite You" by Brian Haernetty from "From the Sun Ra/Saturn Archives: The Sociophonic Key" 7-inch at 33 1/3 (Scioto)]
27. Tristan Perich – “Active Field” – Compositions (Tristan Perich)
28. Carton Sonare – “Cartoons From Outer-Space” – Lullaby 8 (With A Messy Head)
29. Eno, Moebius, Roedelius – “Broken Head” – After the Heat (Sky)
30. Silje Nes – “Silver > Blue” – Opticks (Fat Cat)

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frow show, FMU-206

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. King Ayisoba – “I Want To See You My Father” – Modern Ghanaians (Makkum)
2. Dan Deacon – “Konono Ripoff No. 1″ – 7″ (Domino)
3. Physics – “Random Water” – Spectramorphic Iridescence (Digitalis)
4. Akron/Family – “No-Room” – Sub Verses (Dead Oceans)
5. Fairhorn – “Pinecones” – Satan Replicant (Deathbomb Arc)
6. Amps For Christ – “Color” – Circuits (Vermiform)

7. Brad Laner – “Highly Morning” – Highly Morning 7″ (Drawing Room)
8. The 49 Americans – “I Be Later” – We Know Nonsense (Staubgold)
9. Clothilde – “A ORA SO COS’E” – French swinging Mademoiselle 1967 (Born Bad)
10. The Riats – “Run Run Run” – 7″ (Omega (NL)) [via Probe is Turning on the People, session #419, Early Adopters - http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe/]
11. Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – “Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk” – Reverse Shark Attack (Kill Shaman)
12. Counter Intuits – “Stolen Souls” – Counter Intuits (Pyramid Scheme)
13. Catholic Spray – “KROKODILE DANDIES” – Earth Slime (Born Bad)
14. Snapper – “Hang On (demo)” – recorded at Radio One, Dunedin, NZ (Flying Nun) [via https://soundcloud.com/thevault1]
15. Sproton Layer – “Gift” – With Magnetic Fields Disrupted (New Alliance) [reunion tour this summer]

16. Mock Duck – “Borrowed Song” – The Cool-Aid Benefit Album (Light in the Attic)
17. The Beau Brummels – “Laugh, Laugh” – Nuggets, v. 7: Early San Francisco (Rhino)
18. Jorma Kaukonen – “Flying Clouds” – Quah (Grunt)
19. David Grubbs – “I Started To Live When My Barber Died” – The Plain Where the Palace Stood (Drag City)
20. Fit & Limo – “Dark Star” – The Serpent Unrolled (September Gurls)
21. Sohrab – “Hejrat” – Between Strangers (Touch)
22. Arborea – “Ghost” – Fortress of the Sun (ESP-Disk’)
23. zeitkratzer – “02″ – Grand Orchestra (Tochnit-Aleph) [plus "Gending Alexander" by Lou Harrison/Gamelan Si Betty from "Gamelan Music" (Music Masters Jazz)]
24. Dennis Smalley – “Pentes” – Traces Two (Editions Mego) [plus, "Beyond Lies the Wub" by Philip K. Dick]
25. akio suzuki and lawrence english – “Ficus Watkinsiana” – Boombana Echoes (Winds Measure)
26. Ramon Sender Barayon – “Xmas Me” (Ramon Sender Barayon)
27. Smiled Hifiklub – “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow” – Vega-Tables 7″ (Parallel Factory)
28. Sightings – “Bucket Brigades” – Terribly Well (Dais)
29. The Deranged Umpire – “The Deranged Umpire” – via Soundcloud (The Deranged Umpire)

30. Woom – “The Hunt” – Muu’s Way (Ba Da Bing)
31. Rocketnumbernine – “Rotunda” – MeYouWeYou (Smalltown Supersound)
32. Follakzoid – “Trees” – II (Sacred Bones)
33. Gene Clark – “Where My Love Lies Asleep” – Here Tonight: The White Light Demos (Omnivore)
34. Rima Kato – “The Torchsong of the Choir” – via Soundcloud (Rima Kato)

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frow show, FMU-205

(Detailed playlist, with listening links)

1. Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam – “Cyberbugs Time-Machine” – Celebrity Headphones: Monica’s 2012 WFMU Marathon Premium (Basenotic)
2. Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong – “Party on a Floating Cake” – Toropical Circle (PLANCHA)
3. Tara King Th. – “Long Time No See” – Uncolored Past (Part I & II) (Moon Glyph)
4. Cherry – “Tape 2, Side B” – Aanother Fractal (Blue Tapes)
5. Hand Fart Master – “The Sounds of Silence (hand fart version)” – via YouTube (Hand Fart Master)
6. Cody Jackson – “The Beach Boys Shred I Get Around” – via YouTube (Cody Jackson)
7. The A-Bones – “O Canada” – Daddy Wants a Cold Beer … and Other Million Sellers (Norton) [GO BLUE JAYS!]
8. The Silver Jews – “Canada” – Dime Map of the Reef 7″ (Drag City)
9. Lou Reed – “She’s My Best Friend (demo)” – 1970 Demos (Lou Reed)

10. Bob Dylan – “Solid Rock” – 16 November 1980 Warfield Theater (Bob Dylan) [for Paul Williams]
11. Neckbeard Telecaster – “Sweet Salvation” – Neckbeard Telecaster (Neckbeard Telecaster)
12. KORT – “April’s Fool” – Invariable Heartache (City Slang)
13. Halasan Bazar – “Mountaintops” – How To Be Ever Happy (Moon Glyph)
14. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – “Hazy Morning” – Two Weeks EP (Critical Heights)
15. Lenz – “Moody Michelle” – Ways To End A Day (1-2-3-4 Go)

16. Dino & the Dell-Tones – “Sticks and Stones” – Movements (Tramp)
17. Willie and the Bumblebees – “Honey From the Bee” – Twin Cities Funk and Soul: Lost R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/St. Paul 1964-1979 (Secret Stash)
18. Jombo – “Squeeze Me” – Jombo (Tembo)
19. Bumblebee Unlimited – “Lady Bug” – James’s 2012 Hanukkah Mix (Red Greg)
20. Watty Burnett – “Rainy Night in Portland” – Disco Devil: the Jamaican Disco Mixes (Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Friends) (Island)
21. Main – “Ablation” – II (Editions Mego)
22. Matt Reis – “Psychodrama” – Stream of Unconsciousness, v. 10 (Stream of Unconscious)
23. Mickey Hart, Jerry Garcia, & unknown – “#4″ – The Silent Flute OST (Mickey Hart)
24. No-Neck Blues Band – “Side A” – Furamingo Josei (Free Music Archive)
25. Diseño Corbusier – “Clonica” – Pérfido Encanto (Vinilisssimo)
26. Keiji Haino / Jim O’Rourke / Oren Ambarchi with Charlemagne Palestine & Eiko Ishibashi – “Once Again I Hear The Beautiful Vertigo…” – Now While It’s Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery (Black Truffle)
27. penguins recorded by Cheryl E. Leonard – “Beach Adelie Penguins” – Chattermarks (Great Hoary Marmot Music)

28. Daniel Bachman – “Brother Green” – March/April Tour 7″ (Tompkins Square)
29. Rangda – “Sancticallist” – split 12″ with the Dead C (Ba Da Bing!)
30. Herbcraft – “Full Circle (Eternally)” – The Astral Body Electric (Woodsist)
31. Eddie Marcon – “Shouka” – via Soundcloud (Eddie Marcon)

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frow show, FMU-204

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. unknown – “Lullaby” – Music From the Morning of the World (Nonesuch)
2. Christian Wolff & Frederic Rzewski – “For Morty” – 8 Duos (New World)
3. Greg Davis & Ben Vida – “Side A” – Working Models (Los Discos Enfantasmes)
4. Cornelius – “Brazil” – Point (Matador)

5. William Tyler – “Cadillac Desert” – Impossible Truth (Merge)
6. Noah Wall – “Alpine Bugles” (Noah Wall)
7. Mickey Hart & Barry Melton – “Marshmallow Road” – 415 (Mickey Hart)
8. Cy Dune – “Acoustic 2 – 11.8.11″ (Family Tree)
9. Cian Nugent – “Ancient Gun” – New Music For Old Instruments (Incunabulum)
10. Ant Trip Ceremony – “Violets of Dawn” – 24 Hours (Ant Trip Ceremony)
11. Beck – “Static” – Mutations (DGC)

12. Chuckberrywhitehouse – “Hunger Strike” – All One Word: The Demos (Box Dog Sound)
13. Zs – “Side A” – Grain (Northern-Spy)
14. Terence McKenna – “Katmandu Interlude” – True Hallucinations: The Talking Book (Sound Photosynthesis)
15. Foldhead – “Taser Delirium” – Knurr & Spell: Being Psychedelic Sounds from Yorkshire (Memoirs of an Aesthete)
16. Jeremiah Cymerman – “Rogyapa” – Sky Burial (5049)
17. Pan & Regaliz – “Today It Is Raining” – Todas Sus Grabaciones Para Discos Dimension 1969-1972 (Rama Lama)
18. Hiroshi Hasegawa – “Sanzagaike” – Sanzagaike (nostalgie de la boue)

19. Bohemian Vendetta – “All Kinds of Highs” – Enough! (Distortions)
20. Feelings – “Thumbs Off” – Fun With Mantras 7″ (Urinal Cake)
21. Suns of Guns – “Ralph E. Static” – 5000 Watts 7″ (Windian)
22. Mmoss – “Nothing Left” – split 10″ with Quilt (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
23. United States of Existence – “Love to the 44th Power” – Head Sounds From The Bam-Caruso Waxworks: Vol. 1, No. 1 (RPM)
24. Eat Skull – “Amnesty Box” – iii (Woodsist)
25. Case Studies – “Dull Knife” – Villain/Dull Knife 7″ (Sweet Rot)
26. Jim Sullivan – “Roll Back the Time” – U.F.O. (Light in the Attic)
27. Sham 69 – “Borstal Breakout” – 7″ (Polydor)

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frow show, FMU-203

(Detailed playlist, with listening links.)

1. Clara Rockmore – “Summertime” – Lost Theremin Album (Bridge)
2. Molly Drake – “I Remember” – Molly Drake (Squirrel Thing)
3. Emi Nurhayti – “sadar nampi takdir” – Macan Ucul (UTR)
4. Antonio Russolo – “Corale e Serenata (1921)” – Dada for Now: A Collection of Futurist and Dada Sound Works (ARK)
5. Jerry Garcia – “Man of Constant Sorrow” – 11 June 1962 Boar’s Head Coffee House (Jerry Garcia)
6. Jane Cramer – “You Will Feel Relief” (Jane Cramer)
7. Stark Reality – “Nani” – Acting, Thinking, Feeling (Now-Again)
8. Charlie Tweddle – “Ol’ Lazy Dog” – The Midnite Plowboy (Mighty Mouth)

9. The Hardy Boys – “Wheels” – Wheels (RCA)
10. Winston Francis – “California Dreamin’” – split 7″ with Jackie Mittoo (Bamboo)
11. The Clarendonians – “You Won’t See Me” (Studio One)
12. delima – “cemburu cinta” – delima (delima)
13. David Kilgour – “Christopher Columbus” (Arch Hill)
14. Jacco Gardner – “Help Me Out” – Cabinet of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind)
15. Julian Lynch – “Gloves” – Lines (Underwater Peoples)
16. The Men – “The Seeds” – New Moon (Sacred Bones)
17. English Singles – “Face Don’t Fit” – Disaster 7″ (Squirmy)
18. Beat Mark – “People of Your Kind” – Howls of Joy (Ample Play)

19. MarineVille – “Face” (Epic Sweep)
20. XYX – “Simulador” – Teatro Negro (Monofonus Press)
21. A Hawk and a Hacksaw – “You Have Already Gone to the Other World” – You Have Already Gone to the Other World (Lm)
22. Bronnt Industries Kapital – “The Train” – The Soviet Influence: From Turksib to Night Mail (British Film Institute)
23. Kobuku Senju – “Side A” – Joining the Queue to Become One of Those Ordinary Ghosts (Mie) [plus DJ drumming/whistling]
24. Loren Connors – “A Fire” – A Fire (Famly Vineyard)
25. Gamelan Pacifica – “In A Landscape” – Trance Gong (What Next?)
26. Annamy – “Woodpecker” – Woodpecker (Subliminal Sounds)
27. Bitchin Bajas – “Krausened” – Krausened EP (Permanent)
28. The Habermans – “I Shot My Neighbor for Gasoline” (The Habermans)
29. Farrah Abraham – “On My Own” – My Teenage Dream Ended (MTV Press)

30. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – “Pocahantas” – The Revelator Collection DVD (Acony)
31. Os Canibais – “Lindo Sonho” – Os Canibais (Mr. Bongo)
32. Benoit Pioulard – “Mercy” – Hymnal (Kranky)
33. Phish – “Steep” – Billy Breathes (Elektra)
34. Peter Stampfel & Jeffrey Lewis – “Little Sister in the Sky” – Come On Board (Jeffrey Lewis)
35. Deadly Nightshade Family Singers – “Brazil” – Plain Brown Suit (Deadly Nightshade Family Singers)

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