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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Jon Solomon

May 31, 2023 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


With Jon Solomon

For those of you keeping score at home, it is me Jon Solomon, heard every Wednesday night on 103.3 fm WPRB...including this one! Requests? Please email me or chime in through the listener chat, champ.



En Attendant Ana live at Jerry's On Front last Saturday night.

Jon Solomon
5:00 PM
The Rub - The Death Of Pop
The Rub The Death Of Pop
Bikini Gospel Happy Squid
5:04 PM
Set Break
5:10 PM
En Attendant Ana - Ada, Mary, Diane
En Attendant Ana Ada, Mary, Diane N
Principia Trouble In Mind 2023
Gosh, they were great on Saturday.
5:13 PM
Bob Destiny - Wang Dang
Bob Destiny Wang Dang
Habibi Funk 007: An Eclectic Selection of Music From the Arab World V/A Habibi Funk 2017
5:17 PM
Ayako Shinozaki - Heterodyne
Ayako Shinozaki Heterodyne N
Music Now For Harp WeWantSounds

Originally released in 1974, with Takehisa Kosugi on violin + sound waves.


5:42 PM
Bill Orcutt - Anxiety of Symmetry I
Bill Orcutt Anxiety of Symmetry I
The Anxiety of Symmetry 2023


5:58 PM
Man or Astro-Man? - Space 1991
Man or Astro-Man? Space 1991
Space 1991 Earth Libraries 2021
6:00 PM
Moon Orchids - Into the Violet
Moon Orchids Into the Violet
Skin/Skein 2023


6:07 PM
Throwing Muses - Jak
Throwing Muses Jak
Firepile 4AD 1992
Volcano Suns cover.
6:09 PM
Set Break
6:19 PM
Naked Roommate - Wandering Thumb
Naked Roommate Wandering Thumb
Typical Girls, Vol. 6 V/A Emotional Response 2022
6:22 PM
Jeich ould Badu - Elyn
Jeich ould Badu Elyn
Music from Saharan WhatsApp V/A Sahel Sounds 2022
6:25 PM
Lazy Salon - Deutzia
Lazy Salon Deutzia N

Local. Out Friday!

6:28 PM
Sharon Van Etten - Memorial Day
Sharon Van Etten Memorial Day
Remind Me Tomorrow Jagjaguwar 2019
6:32 PM
Anatomy Of Habit - Black Openings
Anatomy Of Habit Black Openings
Black Openings 2023
6:50 PM
Natural Information Society - Is
Natural Information Society Is N
Since Time Is Gravity Eremite 2023
7:02 PM
Wax Chattels - Spanners & Implements
Wax Chattels Spanners & Implements
Clot Flying Nun 2020
7:06 PM
Set Break
7:13 PM
Begushkin - 23:29
Begushkin 23:29
Live on WPRB
7:36 PM
Set Break
7:44 PM
Eggs - The Government Administrator
Eggs The Government Administrator
How Do You Like Your Lobster? Teen Beat 1995

I recently had a dream where I led a cafeteria in a rousing sing-along of this tune...

7:48 PM
Kid Millions & Jan St. Werner - Dark Tetrad
Kid Millions & Jan St. Werner Dark Tetrad
Imperium Droop Thrill Jockey Records 2021
7:56 PM
Olden Yolk - Every Ark
Olden Yolk Every Ark
Living Theatre Trouble In Mind 2019
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon (host) 4:45:17 PM
Why look at that, the chat is open!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:37 PM
James Totally 5:03:39 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:43 PM
Rob from Maryland 5:04:42 PM
Hello Mr. Solomon and everyone
James Totally 5:05:55 PM
I'm only here for a bit. Season 3 of I Think You Should Leave came out and I have a friend coming over to watch it with me around 6ish
Captain Ahab 5:06:02 PM
ooo happy birthday eve to kiddo
Pat in S. Philly 5:06:58 PM
I am so jealous of you and everyone else I know who saw En Attendant Ana at Jerry's!
Pat in S. Philly 5:08:29 PM
Best spot at Jerry's - sidewalk out front.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:10:34 PM
I think "back left" was the right play in retrospect.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:04 PM
James, I love how much laughter that show brings People Who Are Not Me. I will watch it though because I keep trying / have a high tolerance for screaming.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:12:14 PM
Pat, I was actually surprised I didn't see more familiar faces at Jerry's. Good crowd though.
Pat in South Philly 5:12:49 PM
I'm very excited about I Think You Should Leave Season 3, not only because I hope there will be more hot dog based humor throughout but also because a very good/old friend directed a bunch of episodes.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:14:04 PM
There has only been one ITYSL scene that made me laugh loudly. It involved the late, great Fred Willard. I'm laughing again now thinking about it!
Pat in South Philly 5:14:19 PM
Holiday weekends can be a real crapshoot for show attendance but glad to hear there was a good turnout. That way they'll come back again and I can miss seeing them a third time.
James Totally 5:14:25 PM
Hot dog sketch was the best hahaha
Jon Solomon (host) 5:14:48 PM
Pat, I believe in you.
Pat in South Philly 5:14:55 PM
Jon have you seen the ITYSL sketch where some students go out to dinner with their old teacher?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:15:08 PM
I've seen all of seasons one and two.
Sebastian Petsu 5:15:45 PM
hey Jon, hey all. getting a chancw to listen in for the first time in a while
Jon Solomon (host) 5:16:03 PM
Hey Sebastian. Was thinking of you earlier today, my friend.
Sebastian Petsu 5:16:06 PM
Sebastian Petsu 5:16:26 PM
aw. that's sweet
Pat in South Philly 5:16:51 PM
ok well that teacher sketch in season 2 I think, wherein the teacher keeps asking for a bite of Tim Robinson's cheeseburger, absolutely kills me every time. At this point I can practically recite it but it still leaves me cry laughing.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:17:28 PM
I appreciate the casting and how short each episode is, will keep soldiering on until it clicks (or it never does).
Jon Solomon (host) 5:27:12 PM
How's everyone doing today / tonight?
Mary Jones 5:28:18 PM
Hello chat…
Jon Solomon (host) 5:28:23 PM
(I worry that the harp / violin / sound waves combo might have blissed everyone out to the point of no return.)
Jon Solomon (host) 5:28:31 PM
Mary Jones 5:29:06 PM
Hello Jon! I feel like I haven’t been on the chat in a while.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:29:47 PM
It happens to the best of us (well, not me on Wednesdays because that would be weird).
Mary Jones 5:29:59 PM
I have been instructed to tell you that Dennis sends his regards.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:30:17 PM
Please return the sentiment. Great to see you both over the weekend.
Mary Jones 5:32:11 PM
Yeah! I’m so glad you made it out to that. We’re so busy theses days, I feel like I never see people in person.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:33:05 PM
Same, honestly. Things ease up in mid-June on this end though...theoretically.
Mary Jones 5:33:42 PM
For us that’ll be July—moving day is June 23.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:33:58 PM
Ooh! Soon but not too soon I would imagine.
Mary Jones 5:34:23 PM
Three weeks shouldn’t be too bad.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:34:58 PM
I wonder if the guy I bought an oven from who said he was going to listen tonight tuned in and I also wonder if he was prepared for a 20+ minute harp drone -> what's coming next.
Mary Jones 5:35:46 PM
Who knows, you may be opening him up to a whole new world.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:35:59 PM
He was a former "radio guy" so anything is possible.
Mary Jones 5:45:44 PM
Well, I hope he’s hearing this!
Pat in South Philly 5:46:34 PM
Loooove this new Orcutt! I mean he had me at the Cleo 5 to 7 still on the sleeve!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:47:15 PM
Pat, I wondered if you had heard this one. This side is especially beautiful. Need to check out the first LP in this trilogy (I only knew "A Mechanical Joey").
DSM 5:48:45 PM
Good evening chat folk
Jon Solomon (host) 5:48:49 PM
D! S! M!
DSM 5:49:16 PM
DSM 5:49:57 PM
This reminds me to track down that other Orcutt numbers thang
Jon Solomon (host) 5:50:42 PM
The Joey Ramone one?
DSM 5:51:15 PM
That's it! I was trying to remember who was sampled for it
Jon Solomon (host) 5:51:47 PM
There's a third one in this "trilogy" I was just saying I have yet to hear. Unclear what direction the numbers go there (or who is saying them). Pat, do you know?
Pat in South Philly 5:52:43 PM
here's part one https://fakeestates.bandcamp.com/album/pure-genius
Pat in South Philly 5:52:48 PM
have not listened yet though
Jon Solomon (host) 5:53:11 PM
Pat in South Philly 5:54:27 PM
Also, given the counting, Orcutt's gotta make it a quadrilogy, right?!
DSM 5:54:52 PM
just gave it a quick sample and I can't say who the voice is
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:06 PM
The end of "Jeffrey I Hear You" is just waiting for some looping.........
Jon Solomon (host) 5:58:09 PM
I was really into Laurie Anderson when I was in grade school (yes, I know how pompous that sounds) and this reminds me of those tapes I adored.
Mary Jones 5:59:10 PM
Jon, I think this is a safe space to say that.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:59:36 PM
I have told the story before of trying to let Laurie Anderson know about asking for a bunch of her cassettes for my bar mitzvah, yes?
Mary Jones 6:00:18 PM
Oh no!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:00:31 PM
Oh yes! This was in 2019 or early 2020.
Mary Jones 6:01:20 PM
Oh boy—how did that go?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:01:34 PM
She was a visiting professor at Princeton and one of her students was a favorite WPRB DJ of mine so I went to the end of term / class recital where each student presented the piece they were working on.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:02:00 PM
Which was great. Both some excellent pieces and also some Princeton students way out of their comfort zones taking big swings and failing.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:02:37 PM
Reception followed. Snacks and crackers. Laurie is there. Realize this is likely my only chance to tell her about these tapes / my bar mitzvah in my life.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:02:52 PM
So I go up to her and tell her.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:03:06 PM
"Those must have been some very old tapes," she says.
Mary Jones 6:03:23 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:03:27 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:04:00 PM
It wasn't going to get any better than that so I made my way to my car and headed home.
DSM 6:04:42 PM
Mary Jones 6:05:14 PM
Wow, that’s quite an ego boost!
Mary Jones 6:06:23 PM
America has a new World’s Oldest Teenager.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:06:31 PM
Pat in South Philly 6:09:15 PM
wait a second, this isn't the old best show theme?!??!?!
Pat in South Philly 6:10:23 PM
seriously though, had no clue Throwing Muses ever covered the ol' Volcano Suns classic.
DSM 6:12:25 PM
oh nice, background music button!
DSM 6:12:53 PM
Need the FX stuff too, broken glass, siren, fart, etc...
fr1dayafternoon 6:14:13 PM
Seeing the picture of En Attendant Ana… What’s the best way to find out about show’s happening at Jerry’s on Front? I’ve seen a few there, but more often than not, I find out about them too late.
fr1dayafternoon 6:14:48 PM
Maybe this it too public a spot to ask? Or maybe if I have to ask I’ll never know.
Sebastian Petsu 6:16:37 PM
only place I know to find out about Jerry's shows is via their Instagram
Mary Jones 6:19:48 PM
Oh thank god, I worried I was going soft by actually finding the Ted Lasso ending affecting.
Mary Jones 6:20:23 PM
Not perfect, but affecting.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:20:52 PM
I thought it was the one episode of this third season that earned the run time.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:21:18 PM
Fr1day, the Jerry's Instagram + Facebook are the best way to go. I don't think they have a "calendar" per se.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:24:19 PM
DSM, there are sound effects too!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:24:30 PM
I'll make a note to drop a couple next break...
Jon Solomon (host) 6:25:24 PM
Can only use it 20 times before I have to pay for the full version but that will get us through tonight...
Jon Solomon (host) 6:31:41 PM
Fr1day, the Jerry's Instagram has posted about a 6/4 show recently.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:31:44 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:45:35 PM
Hope that helps.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:22 PM
Similarly, this... https://www.songkick.com/venues/3847884-jerrys-on-front
Dan Wade 6:53:48 PM
Hello there!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:55:03 PM
Dan Wade!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:57:56 PM
Dan, would liked to have seen a different team than Alabama in the WCWS but alas...
Mary Jones 7:01:42 PM
Hello Dan!
Mary Jones 7:05:50 PM
Dan is an upcoming guest on a Mary vs Movies episode, btw…
DSM 7:07:41 PM
Mary Jones 7:07:53 PM
Wilhelm Scream!
DSM 7:08:17 PM
fun with audio!
Mary Jones 7:08:32 PM
I’m having flashbacks to when I was a sound tech at a Philly theater company.
DSM 7:08:55 PM
That sounds like a fun job Mary
Mary Jones 7:09:22 PM
It was great, I miss doing that.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:14:01 PM
My daughter was doing some theater tech sound effect work for one of her school's shows and it was fun by proxy for me.
DSM 7:14:05 PM
Thanks for the sound effect display
Jon Solomon (host) 7:14:42 PM
DSM, thank YOU for the inspiration. This has easily been one of the more ridiculous Wednesdays in a while and I'm not complaining.
DSM 7:15:47 PM
omg Dan in leather pants?!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:15:54 PM
First thing I do tomorrow is unlock the "pro" version of this program so all DJs can use it. Next, we import over a bunch of station IDs from the Barge.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:16:03 PM
Begushkin band photos were hard to come by...
DSM 7:16:39 PM
I and probably TAndy would love a special show where it's just allllll the station IDs that exsist
Mary Jones 7:17:03 PM
Oh boy, I can’t wait to hear Marvin Rosen go all Morning Zoo with these sound effects.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:18:45 PM
Marv + The Mad Dog.
DSM 7:19:22 PM
Last time I saw Dan it had been a few years since I'd seen him last and I guess he got really into body building and was Massive, and had also shaved his head Mr Clean style, and combined with his strange (compliment) personality, it was like pretty intense! lol
Jon Solomon (host) 7:19:46 PM
[20 minute contemporary minimal work followed by a series of reggaton sirens and a toilet flushing]
Jon Solomon (host) 7:19:54 PM
Woah, DSM.
DSM 7:20:36 PM
lol Marvin using the effects
Jon Solomon (host) 7:24:49 PM
I've nearly typed about 30 different Morning Zoo-related jokes that I would have had to delete.
Mary Jones 7:25:48 PM
All these jokes lost like tears in the rain.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:27:51 PM
All these jokes lost like tears in the [cues rain sound effect].
DSM 7:40:08 PM
Lunchtime with Lupica
Mary Jones 7:40:44 PM
Happy birthday Maggie!
DSM 7:40:53 PM
que Holiday Road
Rob from Maryland 7:40:54 PM
Happy birthday, Jon's daughter!!
Dan Ruccia 7:41:23 PM
Hello radio peeps
TAndy 7:41:55 PM
I'm gonna miss having Mike's show accompany me on my evenings to work. But alas. Heya Dan and Jon and all.
Dan Ruccia 7:42:19 PM
I'm excited for some nighttime radio!
TAndy 7:42:52 PM
You're going to be hazed via chat
Dan Ruccia 7:43:10 PM
Dan Wade 7:43:11 PM
Oop, logged off to make dinner. I was sure pulling for northwestern in that last game. WCWS is my favorite week in OKC. Softball brings out the best in us
DSM 7:43:47 PM
morning TAndy
Rob from Maryland 7:45:12 PM
What a great song to dream about
Jon Solomon (host) 7:45:17 PM
College softball is terrific. I love how all the "unspoken rules" of baseball are not a part of this sport.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:45:33 PM
Rob, it was a fun one to wake up from.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:46:15 PM
Cheering and celebrating and spiking bats is encouraged!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:47:16 PM
(both to this song and on the softball diamond.)
DSM 7:51:59 PM
I really thought this was gonna be "spaceship or ufo landing" sound effect before I refreshed the playlist
Jon Solomon (host) 7:52:31 PM
Ha. I might have a few spare seconds after the final song for a couple more FX....
Jon Solomon (host) 7:53:52 PM
If anyone is interested in creating fitting background loops for mic breaks this program has a good looping function and you're welcome to take a crack...
Dan Wade 7:53:54 PM
Good night, stay safe in the smog. Lis bon Tom roulay
Jon Solomon (host) 7:54:35 PM
I didn't realize the havoc the Nova Scotia fires were having down here until I saw the air quality alert!
DSM 7:54:59 PM
What's the program called?
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:08 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:23 PM
From the makers of the program that saved WPRB during the pandemic, Audio Hijack.
TAndy 7:55:48 PM
I approve of this cat themed track
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:49 PM
Rogue Amoeba. They do great stuff.
DSM 7:56:30 PM
I will check it out!
Dan Ruccia 7:56:43 PM
Two hearty thumbs up to Rogue Amoeba
DSM 7:57:26 PM
Twas a fun program, thanks Jon! Have a great vacation!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:57:38 PM
I didn't know about Farrago before this afternoon but a few Barge-destined DJs were asking about a way to play station IDs here to ease transitions between in-person shows and our radio friend Mike said this looked like a good fit. I installed and it is!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:24 PM
This song, as many sound effects as I am allowed and Dan are next. Thanks, everyone!
Rob from Maryland 7:59:01 PM
This was a great show, Jon!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:59:29 PM
Thanks, Rob. Still 30 seconds to blow it!