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Jon Solomon

Jan 20, 2021 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

With Jon Solomon

Every Wednesday night on 103.3 fm WPRB.

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​"Best of 2020 (part three)!"

Jon Solomon
5:00 PM
The Rub - The Death Of Pop
The Rub The Death Of Pop
Bikini Gospel Happy Squid Records
5:04 PM
Set Break
5:06 PM
The Cool Greenhouse - Cardboard Man
The Cool Greenhouse Cardboard Man
The Cool Greenhouse Melodic 2020
5:12 PM
Mdou Moctar - Ibitlan
Mdou Moctar Ibitlan
45 Sahel Sounds 2020
5:16 PM
Hum - In The Den
Hum In The Den
Inlet Earth Analog Records 2020
5:22 PM
Alison Chesley, Tim Midyett & Steve Albini - Irish
Alison Chesley, Tim Midyett & Steve Albini Irish
Music from the film Girl on the Third Floor Touch & Go 2020

With Gaelynn Lea.


5:41 PM
Lithics - Hands
Lithics Hands
Tower of Age Trouble In Mind Records 2020
5:44 PM
Neil Young - Vacancy
Neil Young Vacancy
Homegrown Reprise 2020
Lost recordings from 1974-75.
5:48 PM
Protomartyr - Processed By The Boys
Protomartyr Processed By The Boys
Ultimate Success Today Domino Recording Co 2020
5:53 PM
Set Break
5:59 PM
METZ - The Mirror
METZ The Mirror
Atlas Vending Sub Pop Records 2020
6:04 PM
SAULT - The Beginning & The End / Free
SAULT The Beginning & The End / Free
Untitled (Rise) Forever Living Originals 2020
6:13 PM
SUMAC - May You Be Held
SUMAC May You Be Held
May You Be Held Thrill Jockey Records 2020
6:32 PM
Friendship - Several Stations
Friendship Several Stations
Dreamin' Orindal Records 2019
6:37 PM
Nape Neck - Paperweight
Nape Neck Paperweight
Nape Neck Gringo Records 2020
6:40 PM
Killah Priest - P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S.
Killah Priest P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S.
Rocket To Nebula Proverbs Records 2020
6:42 PM
Astute Palate - Loose Wings
Astute Palate Loose Wings
Astute Palate Petty Bunco 2020
6:45 PM
Set Break
6:52 PM
Bully - You
Bully You
SUGAREGG Sub Pop 2020
6:54 PM
Lingo Seini et son groupe - Gomno Ankreyze
Lingo Seini et son groupe Gomno Ankreyze
Musique Hauka Sahel Sounds 2020
7:04 PM
Maximum Joy - All Wrapped Up!
Maximum Joy All Wrapped Up!
Station M.X.J.Y. Superior Songs 2020
1982 album, reissued.
7:10 PM
Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver - Ear-regularities
Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver Ear-regularities
Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 577 Records 2020
7:30 PM
Maserati - Der Honig
Maserati Der Honig
Enter The Mirror Temporary Residence Ltd. 2020
7:36 PM
Waxahatchee - Witches
Waxahatchee Witches
Saint Cloud Merge Records 2020
7:39 PM
Crack Cloud - Tunnel Vision
Crack Cloud Tunnel Vision
Pain Olympics Meat Machine 2020
7:43 PM
Set Break
7:50 PM
Mini Skirt - Brigantine St
Mini Skirt Brigantine St
Casino 2020
7:54 PM
Oumou Diabate et Kara Show Koumba Frifri - Kara Show Tamani
Oumou Diabate et Kara Show Koumba Frifri Kara Show Tamani
Music from Saharan WhatsApp 02 2020


7:57 PM
Cloud Factory - Amnesia
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
Thanks Jon!
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
Nice—thanks, Jon!
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
Hello, the_dude.
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
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
Hello Jon!
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
Cloud(y) tonight.