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Jan 20, 2021 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
With Jon Solomon
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"Best of 2020 (part three)!"
The Rub The Death Of Pop
Bikini Gospel Happy Squid Records
The Cool Greenhouse Cardboard Man
The Cool Greenhouse Melodic 2020
Mdou Moctar Ibitlan
45 Sahel Sounds 2020
Hum In The Den
Inlet Earth Analog Records 2020
Alison Chesley, Tim Midyett & Steve Albini Irish
Music from the film Girl on the Third Floor Touch & Go 2020
With Gaelynn Lea.
Tower of Age Trouble In Mind Records 2020
Neil Young Vacancy
Homegrown Reprise 2020
Lost recordings from 1974-75.
Protomartyr Processed By The Boys
Ultimate Success Today Domino Recording Co 2020
METZ The Mirror
Atlas Vending Sub Pop Records 2020
SAULT The Beginning & The End / Free
Untitled (Rise) Forever Living Originals 2020
SUMAC May You Be Held
May You Be Held Thrill Jockey Records 2020
Friendship Several Stations
Dreamin' Orindal Records 2019
Nape Neck Paperweight
Nape Neck Gringo Records 2020
Killah Priest P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S.
Rocket To Nebula Proverbs Records 2020
Astute Palate Loose Wings
Astute Palate Petty Bunco 2020
SUGAREGG Sub Pop 2020
Lingo Seini et son groupe Gomno Ankreyze
Musique Hauka Sahel Sounds 2020
Maximum Joy All Wrapped Up!
Station M.X.J.Y. Superior Songs 2020
1982 album, reissued.
Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver Ear-regularities
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 577 Records 2020
Maserati Der Honig
Enter The Mirror Temporary Residence Ltd. 2020
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
Crack Cloud Tunnel Vision
Pain Olympics Meat Machine 2020
Mini Skirt Brigantine St
Oumou Diabate et Kara Show Koumba Frifri Kara Show Tamani
Music from Saharan WhatsApp 02 2020
Cloud Factory Amnesia
Cloud Factory #1 2020
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:00:17 PM
What a day. What a chat.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:08 PM
Just ate two handfuls of leftover panettone and chugged an iced coffee. Feeling great!
Teresa Peacock 5:11:02 PM
Hi Jon! Dan Ruccia -- he of 'Tomorrow Is An Octopus" -- and Pat Ganley of 'Clamour Club' fame also are big fans of 'The Cool Greenhouse'. Dan says , "They're like all that's good about The Fall without the crabby parts".
Jon Solomon (host) 5:12:43 PM
Hey hey! I can see both being into it. Their "Alexa" song on Maura's show is where I first learned of them. Remind me of the band Dog Chocolate, who I champion often.
jimbeaux 5:17:43 PM
This Hum is MASSIVE.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:18:49 PM
Yeah, the tone on this record is absurd.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:19:21 PM
Never expected to be as into this record as I was.
jimbeaux 5:28:16 PM
And, as always, Mdou Moctar is straight fire.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:29:28 PM
Can't wait to hear their next one. I expect it will be out this year.
Mike Reese 5:47:47 PM
Not a big Neil Young fan, but this song is pretty damn good
Krista 5:48:16 PM
I somehow missed out on the gaelynn lee! Gotta check that out.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:49:05 PM
That's the only track on the record she sings on. The rest is instrumental. I believe I have some of her other material if you would like access to it.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:49:25 PM
Mike, I believe there's a Neil Young record for everyone. I hope you someday find yours!
Mike Reese 5:50:18 PM
Krista 5:50:29 PM
Yes, I would like that. I'm a big fan of the Duluth ironfolk (I made that word up) scene in general
Jon Solomon (host) 5:51:29 PM
I only now learned she has an Xmas record. Here's the album I can send you a trio of songs from - https://gaelynnlea.bandcamp.com/album/learning-how-to-stay-2018-album
Krista 5:51:41 PM
Lea*, oops, spelled her name wrong
Brian D 5:52:39 PM
NEIL! So glad to see him in top 2020 lists
Krista 5:52:59 PM
Oh, cool. Oh she just did a remix with Loki starfish, excited to hear that
Jon Solomon (host) 5:53:29 PM
Homegrown not the NY record I listened to the most in 2020 but certainly the only one that came out last year.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:53:55 PM
I listened to On The Beach 3-4 times at least, still need to buy my own copy...
Jon Solomon (host) 5:54:27 PM
Great to have you all in the chat tonight, by the way! Hello!
Brian D 5:54:34 PM
I lucked out 20-30 yrs ago and got a vinyl copy with the yellow beach umbrella print on the inside jacket
Brian D 5:55:11 PM
On The Beach is wonderful. Might be my favorite and Ambulance Blues might be favorite song of his
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:14 PM
Oh nice. My friend Ike got a shirt that simply reads "ten million dune buggies coming down the mountains" and that sent me down this (welcome) path.
Brian D 5:55:24 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:52 PM
Also my daughter and I had a memorable evening early in lockdown making action figures dance to Side A of Tonight's The Night.
Brian D 5:56:51 PM
Band I liked then later joined did cover of that song w/said dune buggies lyric at 1 of their first gigs I attended
Jon Solomon (host) 5:57:21 PM
Wish I could still find my CD of the first Hum record when they sounded like a totally different band. I suspect it was "borrowed" by a housemate along the way...
Brian D 5:58:07 PM
Revolution Blues that's it. That one scared Crosby.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:58:37 PM
It is a great one!
Brian D 5:59:03 PM
I remember Hum appearing on a well known syndicated fm radio show back in day w/their hit. They refused to turn down. And it was all the better for it.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:59:12 PM
Howard Stern, right?
Brian D 5:59:16 PM
Brian D 5:59:28 PM
He LOVES that song and still talks about it
Jon Solomon (host) 5:59:52 PM
I saw HUM play at an abandoned pizza place in 2014 and it was terrific.
Brian D 6:00:18 PM
Ha! Nice. So that was about when they resurfaced? Or did they never really sink?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:00:48 PM
That's a touch of an over-simplification but it sounds better that way.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:01:02 PM
I don't think they ever went away fully. But just played very sporadically.
Brian D 6:01:52 PM
Yes that story is shared by many 80s 90s bands I guess. Work the day jobs and gig occasionally after the big break in the day
Brian D 6:02:52 PM
not a bad thing just many things happened to the biz in the last 20 30 yrs
Jon Solomon (host) 6:03:20 PM
Oh, there's some video of the show I was describing! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-FMeT6rSo
Brian D 6:09:31 PM
Oh that's great Jon! Thanks for sharing that.
Mary Jones 6:09:55 PM
Holy cow I gotta get this Sault record.
Brian D 6:10:37 PM
This is rockin
Jon Solomon (host) 6:10:59 PM
Mary, both SAULT records from 2020 are incredible.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:11:05 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:11:20 PM
Sort of unclear who is in the band, which I admire in this "know everything" age.
Mary Jones 6:11:43 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:12:06 PM
Of course! That's why I'm here!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:16:49 PM
Mushroom and barley soup on deck over here. What's your dinner plan, chat?
Brian D 6:23:20 PM
Late July nacho chips as I prepare chicken/ kale sausage on grill pan, quinoa w chicken broth, spinach/ feta/beet/lemon /olive oil salad
Jon Solomon (host) 6:23:35 PM
Right on. Sounds excellent.
Brian D 6:25:17 PM
Mushroom barley sounds perfect for cold weather outside warm good tunes inside
Jon Solomon (host) 6:25:59 PM
I did not make it but I am enjoying it now and it turned out great. My kudos to the chef sitting one seat over...
the_dude 6:26:33 PM
Boy am I glad I was able to tune back in!
Brian D 6:26:44 PM
This lil $5 thrift store score cast iron square grill pan is a fave. Stripes up things nicely w black lines
Jon Solomon (host) 6:27:13 PM
Oh I got one of those off my registry. Good stuff.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:27:24 PM
the_dude 6:29:54 PM
Howdy jon! I'll chime in my dinner, simple but satisfying homemade roti with coconut milk lentils
Jon Solomon (host) 6:30:35 PM
Well, that sounds absolutely terrific!
Brian D 6:31:21 PM
Dude that is delicious
jimbeaux 6:31:32 PM
Dude, nice. One of our kids made coconut curry soup with sweet potatoes and homemade egg noodles.
Brian D 6:31:56 PM
Wow love that too
Brian D 6:32:22 PM
Can't wait for CSA season(s)
Jon Solomon (host) 6:32:56 PM
If you're OK saying, what CSA do you belong to? We have been very happy with the trio of different types of CSAs we've been a part of in this area.
the_dude 6:33:41 PM
Thanks y'all, yeah really good. Been making a lot of breads ltely and ill tell ya, actual chapati/roti flour makes all the difference, it makes itself. That sounds good jimbeaux, reminds me of this Thai curry chili recipe I like
Brian D 6:34:39 PM
Yes. Blooming Glen in Perkasie. We used to gi to Anchor Run but we moved further up Bucks. Both are excellent
Jon Solomon (host) 6:35:27 PM
Gotcha. Very nice.
Brian D 6:35:41 PM
Our bodies felt better and it really upped the cooking game when we joined csas
Brian D 6:36:00 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:36:15 PM
The farm we belonged to previously had pick-your-own tomatillos and boy could I roast a salsa on the aforementioned grill pan!
jimbeaux 6:36:44 PM
Quality farms & CSAs in this area!
Brian D 6:36:50 PM
Yes! Love those sticky things and all their husked goodness
the_dude 6:37:03 PM
I gotta join me one of those..
the_dude 6:38:04 PM
I do take full advantage of living near Chinatown and the Italian market though, just picked up pints of blueberries for a dollar
the_dude 6:38:48 PM
The inverse of upper bucks farms
Brian D 6:41:58 PM
Ya that's great too
Mary Jones 6:42:00 PM
Oh, I’m late to dinner chat, but here it’s chicken parm with spaghetti and homemade sauce.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:42:03 PM
Still good stuff.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:42:26 PM
Nice! I have been seriously hankering an eggplant parm hoagie the past two weeks.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:42:43 PM
SERIOUS RIFF ALERT.
Mary Jones 6:43:19 PM
Oh, I wanted eggplant parm— need to order some with the next grocery trip.
Mary Jones 6:45:09 PM
Wegman’s frozen eggplant cutlets are pretty good!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:45:43 PM
We recently instituted a now-two-week old concept on Tuesdays called TWT (Tuesday Walk Takeout) and both successful takeouts so far have been within a door or two of a quality eggplant farm hoagie spot.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:03 PM
I enjoyed our ramen (week one) and pizza (last night) but HOAGIE HOAGIE HOAGIE.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:48 PM
Each Tuesday it is lighter out for 7-9 minutes than the Tuesday prior.
Mary Jones 6:47:37 PM
Every day gets a little brighter, man.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:58 PM
Also, sundown comes later.
Mary Jones 6:48:15 PM
the_dude 6:53:34 PM
Quick poll: eggplant hoagie - grilled primavera style or parm fried?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:54:06 PM
Depends on how it is incorporated in the sandwich. At Hoagie Haven they fry. If it was more of a panini situation I'd personally prefer grilled.
Brian D 6:58:30 PM
If it ain't Habibi Funk it's Sahel Sounds these days rockin my world
Brian D 6:59:22 PM
Sundown you better take care....
Jon Solomon (host) 6:59:34 PM
Indeed. This one might be the best of the 2020 Sahel releases for me.
Brian D 7:02:42 PM
The late great Terry Clements leads on Sundown & Wreck of the E.F. just make me very happy. Not to get all Lightfoot tangenty on yall
jimbeaux 7:10:35 PM
that WAS maximum joy!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:11:29 PM
I like that reissue a bunch but sounded particularly great to me just now.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:11:37 PM
Now for some dishwasher-loading jazz.
Mark 7:12:47 PM
@brian please stay on the lightfoot / sundown tangent !:)
Mark 7:14:17 PM
Do u know who sundown was about / it relates back to an earlier today chat discussion ?!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:18:36 PM
I for one do not.
Mark 7:20:05 PM
It’s pretty interesting/ give ya a hint: connected to star of neighbors
Jon Solomon (host) 7:20:44 PM
The 1981 movie?
Mark 7:21:33 PM
Yes ! We actually talked about earlier becuz Brian brought up movies book author
Mark 7:24:57 PM
So here’s the connection: sundown is about Cathy Smith who died this year
Jon Solomon (host) 7:25:03 PM
Mark 7:26:07 PM
She was Gordon’s gf in 70s & was the woman who injected belushi w fatal drug cocktails
Mark 7:27:17 PM
The song lyrics perfectly describe her :(
Jon Solomon (host) 7:27:27 PM
I already said "wild" a couple minutes ago but I can't think of a better response.
Mark 7:29:59 PM
Wild is the way this chat has meandered & taken left turns today !
the_dude 7:31:34 PM
And in the best ways! That was a fun ride for dishes indeed
the_dude 7:37:00 PM
Oh and great point btw Jon, bread does matter.
Bo 7:40:50 PM
Bo 7:41:56 PM
One of my fav song's from last year right here!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:43:16 PM
Crack Cloud? Hello, Bo!
Bo 7:43:29 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:46:13 PM
It is a good one.
Mark 7:49:27 PM
A real interesting crack cloud article in the Guardian for any interested listeners !
Jon Solomon (host) 7:49:44 PM
I'd love to see it.
Mark 7:51:45 PM
Great continuation of the fantastic inauguration sounds we’ve heard on the worlds greatest station :) onto Flex !
Jon Solomon (host) 7:52:07 PM
Post the link in the chat before Flex drops another show on us if you can, please.
Mark 7:53:44 PM
Umm chatting via phone so copy and paste a little tough / google crack cloud & guardian
Jon Solomon (host) 7:54:26 PM
No problem. I'm on it.
jimbeaux 7:54:26 PM
Bo 7:54:28 PM
Mark, yes definitely, thanks for the tip.
jimbeaux 7:54:50 PM
Good article. Read a few yrs before actually hearing them!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:22 PM
Thank you, Jimbeaux!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:34 PM
Did a quick skim, will read in full post-radio.
the_dude 7:55:46 PM
Whoa that drum tone!
Mark 7:56:41 PM
NP gotta thank the host for introducing these great new sounds
Bo 7:56:45 PM
Far out dude!
the_dude 7:56:46 PM
And great show, thanks everyone!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:57:56 PM
Thanks for hanging out on this particular evening. Hope to see you in other chats, if not back here next Wednesday night!
Mary Jones 7:58:26 PM
Bo 7:59:00 PM
Here, here Mark, thanks for helping keep me sane with great music Jon!
Bo 8:00:29 PM