Jesse Jarnow


dead tapes at baby’s allright, 22 june 2014


all cassette Dead set
Baby's Allright
22 June 2014

5/2/70 Binghamton: Don't Ease Me In, I Know You Rider, Friend of the Devil, Dire Wolf, Beat It On Down the Line, Black Peter, Candyman > Cumberland Blues, Deep Elem Blues, Cold Jordan
4/28/71 Fillmore East: Morning Dew
5/26/73 Kezar Stadium: Eyes of the World > China Doll
2/18/71 Port Chester: Dark Star > Wharf Rat > Dark Star (with Ned Lagin)
12/18/73 Miami: Brown Eyed Women
5/8/77 Ithaca: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On the Mountain
5/26/73 Kezar Stadium: Here Comes Sunshine, El Paso, Loser
5/25/74 UC Santa Barbara: Promised Land, Ship of Fools
5/2/70 Binghamton: Dancing in the Street
10/19/74 Winterland: Scarlet Begonias, To Lay Me Down
6/18/74 Louisville: Eyes of the World > China Doll
9/28/75 Golden Gate Park: Help on the Way > Slipknot! > The Music Never Stopped
3/2/80 Jerry Garcia Band at The Stone: After Midnight > Eleanor Rigby Jam > After Midnight
5/2/70 Binghamton: The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment reprise > Cosmic Charlie
11/17/73 Los Angeles: Playing in the Band > Uncle John's Band > Morning Dew > Uncle John's Band > Playing in the Band
5/19/74 Portland, OR: Peggy-O
2/24/74 Winterland: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
5/2/70 Binghamton: Viola Lee Blues > We Bid You Goodnight

fallout from the frow zone

fallout from the frow zone
the frow show with jesse, 2013 WFMU fundraising marathon premium

available for all pledges of $75 & above

in approximate order of 1st appearance & not limited to:
Billy Martin, multiple “Stridulations (for Temple Block Ensemble)”
Mickey Hart, Airto Moreira, & Flora Purim, “Ice of the North”
Hugh Le Caine, “Dripsody”
Dustin Wong & Matt Papich, “Blue Moon”
Thomas Block, “Sweet Suite 1 (for Ondes Martenot)”
Annea Lockwood, “Bottle Tree Shattered with Fragments” & other pieces
The Music Tapes, “Kolyada #3″
Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers, “New Year’s Eve”
Daniel Menche, “Rainmix”
Robert Wyatt, “Experiences No. 2″
Rolf Julius, “Music For the Air”
Andy Hofle, “Arcade Ambience 1981″
frogs recorded by Tom Reid, Merritt Island, FL, 4/5/89
Funny Cry Happy, “Inside the Casino Cloudbank”
Robert Hunter, “Rainwater Sea”
Orange Twin Fields Works, v. 1
Little Girl Laughing… SLOWED DOWN
The Dirashi Tribe, “Syncopated Panpipes”
Dombrowski, “Synthesis”
Al Jarnow, “Facial Recognition (soundtrack)”
Alexander Liebermann, “Music For 40 Typewriters”
Nancy, “Super Delicious Crunchy Forest Critters”
Francisco Meirino, “Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete”
Greg Davis, “Fourteen Locations Along Hunter Creek”
Edgar Froese, “Aqua”
The Beach Boys “Caroline No (vocals)”
Bee Mask, “Moon Shadow Move Moon Shadow Move”
“Wat Saket Temple Bells”
Chris Corsano, various from “Cut”
32 Out of Sync Metronomes End Up Synchronizing
Little Richard, “Goodnight Irene”



I’m totally elated to announce that I’m working on a new book project for Da Capo. Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America, slated for publication sometime in 2015, will be a history of the Deadhead continuum and very far beyond. If you’re a Goodreads user, you can follow along with some of my research over there as I plow through the hippie bibliography of my dreams, plus occasional bits on ye olde Twitter feede. As always, #deadfreaksunite.

yo la tengo, hanukkah 2012, night #3 setlist

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“The Room Got Heavy” with Weckerman & Demeski

Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s
10 December 2012
*(Hanukkah, night 3)*

The Feelies and John Mulaney opened
benefit for the Food Bank of New Jersey
mix disc by James

The Feelies:
Deep Fascination
For Now
For Awhile
On the Roof
Let’s Go
Higher Ground
The Final Word
Slipping (Into Something)
Way Down
When You Know
Doin’ It Again
Time Is Right
Raised Eyebrows
Crazy Rhythms

Yo La Tengo:
Paul Is Dead
Time Fades Away (Neil Young) (with Glenn Mercer of the Feelies on guitar)
Barnaby, Hardly Working (with GM)
Tears Are In Your Eyes
Something To Do
The Point of It
Tom Courtenay (Georgia version)
Tired Hippo (with Dave Weckerman and Stan Demeski of the Feelies on percussion)
The Room Got Heavy (with DW & SD)
False Alarm (with DW & SD)
The Story of Jazz (with DW & SD)
Double Dare (with DW & SD)
Little Honda (The Hondells)

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Bob Dylan) (with The Feelies’ Bill Million on guitar & Brenda Sauter on vocals)
Sister Ray (Velvet Underground) (with GM & BM)

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yo la tengo, hanukkah 2012, night #1 setlist

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Yo La Tengo at Maxwell’s
8 December 2012
*(Hanukkah, night 1)*

The Raybeats and Emo Philips opened
benefit for Fund to Rebuild Hoboken
mix disc by Tom Scharpling

Night Falls on Hoboken
Seven Day Weekend (Doc Pomus) (sung as “Eight Day Weekend”)
The Evil That Men Do (Craig’s version)
Stockholm Syndrome
Paddle Forward
Before We Run
Beanbag Chair
Big Day Coming (acoustic)
Tom Courtenay
Artificial Heart
The Kid With the Replaceable Head (Richard Hell) (with Jody Harris of the Raybeats/Contortions on guitar)
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind (with JH)

Drug Test
Take A Giant Step (Carole King and Gerry Goffin)

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frow show, FMU-85

(Archive, with listening links.)

1. Wreckless Eric – “Take the Cash (K.A.S.H.)” – The Wonderful World Of Wreckless Eric (Stiff)
2. Theoretical Girls – “U.S. Millie” – Theoretical Girls (Acute)
3. David Watson – “Pneumatic” – Skirl (avant/disk union)
4. The Sea Shells – “Hit the Surf” – Surf & Drag, v. 2 (Sundazed)
5. The Oh Sees – “Carol Ann”
6. Insect Surfers – “Surfin’ Senorita” – Surfin’ Senorita (wildebeest)
7. Frankie Rose and the Outs – “Little Brown Haired Girls” – Frankie Rose and the Outs (Slumberland)
8. Roy Briggs and Alton Tew – “You Know I Love You” – Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands (Numero Group)
9. Sir Mack Rice – “Dynomite” (Stax)
10. Millie – “My Boy Lollipop” (Fontana)

11. Stephan Mathieu & Ekkehard Ehlers – “New Year’s Eve” – Heroin
12. Reynols – “Blank Tapes”
13. Gregory Lenczyscki – “Variable State Optical Amplifier” – Swarm of Drones (Aspohodel/Sombient)
14. Atsuhiro Ito – “Acousmatic 9″ – Improvised Music from Japan, v. 4 (Improvised Music From Japan)
15. Soegaard Ensemble – “Polymetrix II” – Soundmapping the Genes (Leo)
16. Can – “Bel Air” – Future Days (Mute)
17. Grateful Dead – “Mind Left Body Jam > U.S. Blues” – Dick’s Picks, v. 12 (28 June 1974 Boston Garden) (Grateful Dead Records)
18. The Beach Boys – “Disney Girls 1957″ – Surf’s Up (Capitol)

19. Kris Kristofferson – “Getting By, High, and Strange” – Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (Light In the Attic)
20. Ween – “I’m Holding You” – 12 Golden Country Greats (Elektra)
21. Andore Kandore, alias Inoue Yosui – “Kandore Mandore” – Japanese Folk, Rock & Enka 1969-1972
22. Arthur Verocai – “Caboclo” – Arthur Verocai (Continental)
23. Cooper-Moore – “Crow Shit on the Window” – 7″ Box (50 Miles of Elbow Room)
24. Uncle Woody Sullender – “Part III” – 22 May 2010 Issue Project Room (Free Music Archive)
25. Elaine Radigue – “Onward/Backward” – Vice Versa, etc… (Important) [feat. Mauricio Bianchi, "Secondo Ciclo" from "Endometrio" (Dais)]
26. Henry Wolff & Nancy Hemmings – “Crossing the Line” – Tibetan Bells III – The Empty Mirror (Celestial Harmonies)
27. steffen basho-younghans – “Rocky Mountain Variations” – We Are All One in the Sun: A Tribute to Robbie Basho (Important)
28. Peggy Seeger – “Freight Train” – Joe Meek: The Lost Recordings (United States of Distribution)
29. The Fugs – “Morning, Morning” – Second Album (ESP-Disk’)

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frow show, FMU-53

Detailed playlist (with listening links).

1. The Flaming Lips – “See the Leaves” – Embryonic (Warner Brothers)
2. J. Spaceman & Matthew Shipp – “Outer” – SpaceShipp (Treader)
3. Roj – “Inhale. Exhale. Love!” – The Transactional Dharma of Roj (Ghost Box)
4. Chris Weisman – “B.O.A.C.” – Tape Walk (Autumn)
5. Real Estate – “Suburban Dogs” – Atlantic City Expressway EP (self-released)

6. Anthony Braxton – “Opus 58″ – Around the Horn: Doug Schulkind 2009 Premium
7. Tyondai Braxton – “Central Market” – Central Market (Warp)
8. Tristan Perich – “qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq (for 3 toy pianos & 1-bit electronics)” – 18 March 2009 Issue Project Room
9. Maryanne Amacher – “Head Rhythm 1 and Plaything 2″ – Sound Characters (Tzadik) [Maryanne Amacher, 1943-2009]
10. Skyramps – “Last Time I Saw You” – Days of Thunder CD-R (Wagon) [feat. "Aladdin and His Lamp" read by Anthony Quayle (Caedmon)]
11. Bell Orchestre – “Water – Light – Shifts (Tim Hecker Remix)” – Who Designs Nature’s How (Arts & Crafts)
12. Canadian Pacific #228 & #5370 – Doubleheader: A Double Feature of Steam Railroading Thrills (Semaphore)
13. William S. Burroughs – “Crab Nebula (excerpt featuring Proctor & Bergman)” – Nova Express
14. Black Joker – “Watch Out (part II)” – Watch Out CD-R (Pacific City)
15. Hermetic Sunsets – “Kopf Geben” – Aroma Club Paradox (Dekorder) [feat. "Skeleton Dance" by Carl W. Stalling]
16. Allroh – “Kein Cm” – Ha Dec (Graumann)
17. CSC Funk Band – “Sugaree” – Racket (Mass Distribution)

18. Aislers Set – “Clouds Will Clear” – Attraction Action Reaction 7-inch (Suicide Squeeze)
19. Apothecary Hymns – “Half of What Is Seen” (Jugendstil)
20. The Selmanaires – “Beneath the Lights” – Princess Illusions Frankenstein 7-inch (Rob’s House)
21. The Cords – “The Lesson” – Get Ready To Fly: Pop-Psych From The Norman Petty Vaults (Big Beat UK)
22. The Group – “The Feed-back” – Psych Funk 101: A Global Psychedelic Funk Curriculum (World Psychedelic Fun Class)
23. Evangelista – “Tremble Butterfly” – Prince of Truth
24. John Pilcher / Martin McKelvey – “Track 1″ – A Bun Dance (Dungeon Taxis)
25. Muhal Richard Abrams – “The Bird Song” – Levels and Degrees of Light (Delmark)
26. Georgia Fife and Drum Band – “Why Sorrow Done Passed Me Around” – Fire In My Bones: Raw Rare + Otherworldly African 27. American Gospel [1944-2007] (Tompkins Square)
28. Hawaiian Orchestre – “White Birds” – Mata La Pena: A Compilation of International Music (MRI)
29. Roger Lewis – “Autumn” – Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome Heroes (Numero)
30. Henson Cargill – “It’s Over” – Skip A Rope (Monument)
31. Johnny Paycheck – “Wherever You Are” – Nowhere To Run (Omni Recording Company)
32. Lee Hazlewood – “Come On Home To Me” – Movin’ On (Ace)
33. Robert Hunter – “Box of Rain” – Jack O Roses (Relix)

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‘the time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to speak of the FROW SHOW this wednesday.’

Dearest Frowsketeers:

The time has finally arrived for me to stay up very late.

Should you find yourself awake between the hours of 2 and 6 am EST this Wednesday night/Thursday morning (Sept. 17th/18th), the Frow Show will be filling in for Sue Per on WFMU.

The program will likely include some weird shit from an Indonesian cassette tape my friend Michael hipped me to, some Richard Manuel solo cuts, at least three songs about Richard Nixon, a dignified celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the ’86 Mets’ Eastern Division championship, and three-and-a-half hours of other material. But who’s to say, really?

You can listen live at, 91.1 FM in the NYC area, or in your iTunes under the ‘eclectic’ section.

See you then, I hope.


Should you not be up then, you’ll be able to hear it here later.

“jungle drum” – emiliana torrini

“Jungle Drum” – Emiliana Torrini (sorry, nastygrammed by Rough Trade–first time ever!–despite the fact that this is the album’s single! WTF? See below. Good promotion, dudes.)
from Me and Armini (Rough Trade) (out 9/8)

(file expires August 25th)

I have a silly crush on this song. It’s not particularly complicated, but at least one–if not both–of the chorus’s twin hooks were stuck in my head for better parts of a glorious New York weekend. There are all kinds of little appeals: Emiliana Torrini’s ESL cuteness, the kitschy escapism of drums in the jungle, the perky electro groove, the soaring title refrain, and–of course–the onomatopoeic thump of Torrini excitedly sounding a cartoon heart-pulse. The modulation for the final chorus is rather pleasant, too. It feels kind of like a reduced version of Björk or MIA’s foreign otherness: a whiff of the weird to propel it, but–unlike those two–hardly challenging pop’s international, institutional grammar. Who cares, really? It’s just a silly crush.

“summerteeth” & “spiders (kidsmoke)” – wilco

“Summerteeth” – Wilco (download)
“Spiders (Kidsmoke)” – Wilco (download)
recorded 19 February 2008, Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL

(files expire March 1st)

It was a pleasure to arrive home the past two nights to discover Wilco webcasting from Chicago. Their five-night stand at the Riviera, during which they attempted to play every song from their primary albums, seems to mark a new phase for the band. By forcing that many songs back into the repertoire, many of which were probably dropped initially for some practical reason, some quite necessarily were a bit looser than others, like “Summerteeth.” Where Wilco’s sets at least once played at stateliness, there is now a Dead-like comfort, especially taking into account the two-set format of the shows. It works both ways, though, and the nooks have never been more detailed, like the 10-minute Neu-groove of “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” in which the band pushes decidedly out from Glenn Kotche’s elastic/metronomic krautrock.

times square, 11/07

have read/will read dept.

o Indie rock is white. No, it’s not. It’s just classist.
o Wes Anderson is white. Uh, yes, he is, but so what?
o The Coen brothers in conversation with Cormac McCarthy.
o Chuck Klosterman on Harry Potter.
o Clappy on post-DIY indie rawk.