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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Sonic Bloom

Jul 7, 2022 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Esoterica

The Sonic Bloom, your way.

Thursday! Playing Glenn Branca, The Jam, Emily Robb, UT and much more! Join me:)

The Sonic Bloom
12:00 PM
Lalo Schifrin - Main Title
Lalo Schifrin Main Title Lalo Schifrin
Dirty Harry (The Original Score) Aleph Records 1971
12:06 PM
Alien Nosejob - Artistic Vision
Alien Nosejob Artistic Vision Alien Nosejob N
Paint It Clear Feel It Records 2021
12:08 PM
Adulkt Life - Book of Curses
Adulkt Life Book of Curses Adulkt Life N
Split - Single What's Your Rupture? 2022
12:11 PM
Kate Bush - Feel It
Kate Bush Feel It Kate Bush
The Kick Inside Parlophone UK 1978
12:14 PM
Traffic - House for Everyone
Traffic House for Everyone
Mr. Fantasy (Deluxe Edition) Universal-Island Records Ltd. 1999
Written by Dave Mason.
12:16 PM
Amy Correia - Coney Island, USA
Amy Correia Coney Island, USA Amy Correia N
Lakeville Glorious Bluebirds 2021
Reissue.
12:20 PM
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Who Do You Love, Pt. 1
Quicksilver Messenger Service Who Do You Love, Pt. 1 Quicksilver Messenger Service
Happy Trails Capitol Records 1988
Music historian Colin Larkin wrote: "Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late '60s, Quicksilver typified most of the style, attitude and sound of that era." Happy Trails is the second album of the American band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Most of the album was recorded from two performances at the Fillmore East and Fillmore West, although it is not clear which parts were recorded at which Fillmore. The record was released by Capitol Records in 1969 in stereo.
12:23 PM
Flipper - In Life My Friends
Flipper In Life My Friends Flipper
Gone Fishin' Domino Recording Co 1984
12:27 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
12:32 PM
Ut - Evangelist
Ut Evangelist Ut
In Gut's House Out Records 2020
Ut's members were Nina Canal, Jacqui Ham, and Sally Young. They were joined briefly by filmmaker Karen Achenbach in 1979 before resuming as a three-piece band and relocating to London in 1981.
12:36 PM
Essential Logic - Wonderful Offer
Essential Logic Wonderful Offer Essential Logic
Fanfare In the Garden Kill Rock Stars
12:38 PM
Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid (12" Original)
Humanoid Stakker Humanoid (12" Original) Humanoid
Your Body Robotic (Part 2) Future Sound Of London 2013
12:44 PM
Motor - Sweatbox
Motor Sweatbox Motor
Klunk Mute 2006
12:48 PM
The Jam - London Girl
The Jam London Girl
This Is the Modern World (Remastered Version) Polydor Records 1977
12:54 PM
Green River - Come On Down
Green River Come On Down Green River
Come On Down Jackpot Records 2018
Come On Down is the debut EP by the Seattle-based alternative rock band Green River. It was released in November 1985 through Homestead Records, while the band were on their first US tour.
12:55 PM
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1:02 PM
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones
The Only Ones Columbia 1978
1:05 PM
Chrome - Zombie Warfare (Can’t Let You Down)
Chrome Zombie Warfare (Can’t Let You Down) Chrome
Half Machine Lip Moves + Read Only Memory Cleopatra Records 2011
Originally released 1979! with vocalist/keyboardist Damon Edge and vocalist/guitarist Helios Creed creating a restless, moody record that often sounds like Neu! on bad acid (see the dark, frenetic "Eyes on Mars"). A prime example of the San Francisco-based ensemble's late-`70s/early-`80s heyday, this album is essential for Chrome diehards, and should be of interest to industrial aficionados. (from bandcamp bio)
1:10 PM
Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 2
Glenn Branca Lesson No. 2 Glenn Branca
The Ascension Systems Neutralizers 1981
1:15 PM
Emily Robb - Where is the Foot of the Bed
Emily Robb Where is the Foot of the Bed Emily Robb N
How to Moonwalk Petty Bunco 2021
1:17 PM
Mdou Moctar - Tala Tannam (feat. Mc Yallah) [Debmaster Remix]
Mdou Moctar Tala Tannam (feat. Mc Yallah) [Debmaster Remix] Mdou Moctar N
Afrique Refait Matador 2022
1:18 PM
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1:20 PM
Ann Magnuson - Heartbeat
Ann Magnuson Heartbeat Ann Magnuson
The Jobriath Medley Ann Magnuson 2012
Tribute to Jobriath Boone! Wonderful album.
1:24 PM
Molchat Doma - На Дне
Molchat Doma На Дне Molchat Doma
Этажи Sacred Bones Records 2020
Out of Belarus.
1:27 PM
Marissa Nadler - The Path of the Clouds (feat. Simon Raymonde)
Marissa Nadler The Path of the Clouds (feat. Simon Raymonde) Marissa Nadler N
The Path of the Clouds Sacred Bones Records 2021
1:31 PM
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Sweet Freak
Frankie and the Witch Fingers Sweet Freak Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters... RAS / Greenway 2020
1:36 PM
The Freshies - Tell Her I'm Ill
The Freshies Tell Her I'm Ill The Freshies
The Very Best of the Freshies Cherry Red Records 1986
1:40 PM
Juana Molina - ¿Quién? (Remastered)
Juana Molina ¿Quién? (Remastered) Juana Molina N
Segundo (Remastered) Crammed Discs 2021
1:42 PM
Tomato Flower - Construction
Tomato Flower Construction Tomato Flower N
Construction - EP Ramp Local 2022
from bandcamp: Following the release of Tomato Flower’s stand-out future-pop debut, Gold Arc, the Baltimore unit turns their utopian impulse towards the worldly with Construction, a fresh set of densely knotted pop songs. Austyn Wohlers (guitar/keys/vox), Jamison Murphy (guitar/vox), Mike Alfieri (drums), later adding Ruby Mars (bass), meld irresistible melodies with rhythmic trickery, bending genre and palette at will.
1:47 PM
TV Priest - Bury Me in My Shoes
TV Priest Bury Me in My Shoes TV Priest N
My Other People Sub Pop Records 2022
1:50 PM
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1:54 PM
Sally Anne Morgan - Night Window
Sally Anne Morgan Night Window Sally Anne Morgan N
Cups Thrill Jockey Records 2021
1:55 PM
Soccer Mommy - Bones
Soccer Mommy Bones Soccer Mommy N
Sometimes, Forever Loma Vista Recordings 2022
2:00 PM
Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria Glenn Gould
Bach: Goldberg Variations ('55 Mono Recording) Sony Classical 1956
2:02 PM
John Carpenter - Firestarter (End Titles)
John Carpenter Firestarter (End Titles) N
Firestarter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Back Lot Music 2022
2:04 PM
Green On Red - Little Things In Life
Green On Red Little Things In Life Green On Red
Scapegoats Rhino 1991
2:08 PM
Chris Squire - You By My Side
Chris Squire You By My Side Chris Squire
Fish Out of Water Cherry Red Records 1975
2:14 PM
Scorpions - We'll Burn the Sky
Scorpions We'll Burn the Sky Scorpions
Taken By Force (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) BMG Rights Management GmbH 2015
2:20 PM
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2:24 PM
Car Seat Headrest - Golden Years
Car Seat Headrest Golden Years Car Seat Headrest N
MADLO: Influences - EP Matador 2021
2:27 PM
Funkadelic - You Hit the Nail On the Head
Funkadelic You Hit the Nail On the Head Funkadelic N
America Eats Its Young Westbound Records 2021
Original release 1972. This was the first album to include the whole of the House Guests, including Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Chicken Gunnels, Rob McCollough and Kash Waddy.
2:34 PM
Graham Central Station - The Jam
Graham Central Station The Jam Graham Central Station
Ain't No 'Bout-A-doubt It Rhino/Warner Records 1975
2:44 PM
Betty Davis - Your Man My Man
Betty Davis Your Man My Man Betty Davis
Betty Davis Light In The Attic 2015
Theme is kinda like SZA's The Weekend! love it. Betty Davis is the eponymous debut studio album by American funk singer Betty Davis, released through Just Sunshine Records (an upstart label) in 1973.
2:48 PM
Television Personalities - Salvador Dali's Garden Party (Insel Der Jugend, Berlin - 1989)
Television Personalities Salvador Dali's Garden Party (Insel Der Jugend, Berlin - 1989) Television Personalities N
Another Kind of Trip Fire Records 2021
2:50 PM
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2:53 PM
Henry Cow - Nirvana for Mice
Henry Cow Nirvana for Mice Henry Cow
Leg End (legend) Self Release 1973
2:58 PM
John Carpenter - Theme from the Fog
John Carpenter Theme from the Fog John Carpenter
The Fog (Original Film Soundtrack) [Expanded Edition] Silva Screen Records 1980
Chat is archived.
Esoterica (host) 12:01:55 PM
heyyy
Brian D 12:03:30 PM
Hello all
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:04:15 PM
Hay!
GueloLove 12:06:12 PM
Hey hey! Let’s bloom
Esoterica (host) 12:06:22 PM
yo for sure!!
Esoterica (host) 12:06:25 PM
hi guelo
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:13:39 PM
Nice to see KB gaining new audiences these days
R G 12:14:52 PM
Hi d’j. KBush xo.
Esoterica (host) 12:15:15 PM
I agree, stevie p
Esoterica (host) 12:15:20 PM
hi RG!
Brian D 12:15:29 PM
Traffic!
Esoterica (host) 12:15:29 PM
xo
Esoterica (host) 12:15:37 PM
yes, bri!
Kevin L 12:25:32 PM
I would have never guessed that was Traffic
Esoterica (host) 12:25:57 PM
yeah it has a different feel, right? hi, Kevin!
Kevin L 12:26:22 PM
Hi Esoterica, Hi all!
Esoterica (host) 12:27:17 PM
how's it going?
Kevin L 12:29:40 PM
OK. I'm feeding my brother's parrot right now. He dropped him off last September for two weeks while he went on vacation.
Esoterica (host) 12:34:45 PM
oh boy, kevin. hopefully you two have bonded. what is his name (the parrot)
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:36:22 PM
Kevin, what are his favorite words?
Kevin L 12:37:19 PM
Rocky is his name. He might be a girl, though
Kevin L 12:37:35 PM
he likes to whistle
Kevin L 12:38:14 PM
I thinks he's mine now
Esoterica (host) 12:38:45 PM
i would assume he is:)
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:42:59 PM
Is Rocky rockin' out to the Sonic Bloom?
Esoterica (host) 12:46:46 PM
of course, stevie p! who isn't? haha
Esoterica (host) 12:47:15 PM
wow, quiet little chat today. is everyone on vacay? tho nice to have you all here!:)
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:47:15 PM
Mr.M, apparently
Esoterica (host) 12:47:28 PM
right, stevie
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:47:34 PM
Where is that little dickens, Mr.M?
Esoterica (host) 12:47:51 PM
idk, he wasn't around yesterday for filmscape either
GueloLove 12:48:22 PM
Vibin
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:48:35 PM
speaking of which, i keep forgetting about filmscape until it's too late
Esoterica (host) 12:48:58 PM
yeah guelolove, i feel ya
Esoterica (host) 12:49:13 PM
no biggie, stevie p, you can listen on mixcloud too
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:49:22 PM
this week is super slow on the work front. i think even the email spammers are on vacay
Esoterica (host) 12:49:31 PM
lol
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:50:02 PM
i desperately want to talk to somebody about my car's extended warranty.
Esoterica (host) 12:50:17 PM
lol
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:50:31 PM
the phone is so quiet, i keep checking to see if it's broken
Esoterica (host) 12:50:51 PM
i keep getting student loan robot calls but i have long paid mine off (luckily)
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:51:27 PM
say, wait a minute. MrM is missing, and I'm not getting my normal load of spam calls and emails
ѕтєνιє ρ 12:51:37 PM
coincidence?
Esoterica (host) 12:51:42 PM
HA!
GueloLove 12:52:23 PM
My head is rhythmically bobbing. I am a rhythmic machine, slowly percolating myself into one with the beat.
GueloLove 12:52:50 PM
Coincidence… I think not!
Esoterica (host) 12:52:55 PM
nice!
Ambrose Hughes 12:57:39 PM
Hello esoterica! Hi all!
Kevin L 12:59:40 PM
Hi, Ambrose!
Esoterica (host) 1:03:56 PM
Hi, Bo!
Brian D 1:04:03 PM
Great one here! Robo DJ played just before 7am today
Brian D 1:04:13 PM
Gladly hear again
Brian D 1:04:35 PM
John Perry just with a perfect gtr solo
Esoterica (host) 1:05:13 PM
oh yeah
Esoterica (host) 1:05:30 PM
lol bri, do you ever sleep?:)
Kevin L 1:06:42 PM
Maybe ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 is catching up on his sleep
Bruce Roth 1:07:28 PM
I can't work to this music!
Brian D 1:07:38 PM
Alarm bell is 545am weekdays. Bedtime usually 930-10 weeknights. I miss some great wprb weeknight shows true.
Esoterica (host) 1:09:52 PM
haha bruce! legendary band, chrome, your new fave
Esoterica (host) 1:10:07 PM
haha i get it, bri
Brian D 1:10:10 PM
John Perry of Only Ones also good rock writer. Did a 33 1/3 book on Jimi Hendrix lp Electric Ladyland. And I see he also did a book on the Who singles and another on Stones Exile ... lp. I need to get those
Esoterica (host) 1:10:14 PM
agree, mr. m
richard lyons 1:10:19 PM
Hello all :) Great show as usual DJ Eso. No Mr. M last night either.
Esoterica (host) 1:11:50 PM
hi richard! aw thanks for that. that and for stopping by
Bruce Roth 1:11:58 PM
Less Chrome. more Vivaldi!
Brian D 1:11:59 PM
I did hear some great tunes in 1st hour of Mike Lupica last night!
Esoterica (host) 1:12:07 PM
hmm, maybe mr. m is on vacay
Esoterica (host) 1:12:19 PM
this is a vivaldi-free space, bruce.
Esoterica (host) 1:12:34 PM
i love mike's show!
Esoterica (host) 1:12:52 PM
i missed it last night, bri. i need to check out the playlist. highlights for you?
ѕтєνιє ρ 1:13:28 PM
the absence of vivaldi is what originally attracted me to the sonic bloom
Brian D 1:13:30 PM
Cool Chrome and then Branca! Just need some Rhys Chatham next. And Sonic Youth!
Esoterica (host) 1:13:41 PM
oh cool, re: john perry, love those 33 1/3 books, bri
Brian D 1:14:01 PM
Go for Baroque. Bach it up.
Esoterica (host) 1:14:13 PM
hey bruce, i may be playing some glenn gould, if that floats your boat
Esoterica (host) 1:14:23 PM
i hear ya, bri
Brian D 1:14:43 PM
Great textures
Brian D 1:16:20 PM
Rhys Chatham has done works for 100 guitars. That right there... just love that
Esoterica (host) 1:16:46 PM
yeah i need to dig some chatham for the show, thx, bri
Esoterica (host) 1:17:02 PM
mdou moctar coming up tho!
richard lyons 1:17:15 PM
For me, some ML standouts (there were many) were Creedence Clearwater Revival Ramble Tamble, Miss Eaves Stacks, Kadef Abgi Sahel, Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Chimes of Freedom (Live) and Al Doum & The Faryds Woodstock
Esoterica (host) 1:17:33 PM
wow great list, richard
Brian D 1:17:42 PM
Die Donnergötter is a great piece. I'd recommend that one for the show
Bruce Roth 1:18:49 PM
Still hanging in. Praying for relief.
Brian D 1:19:02 PM
Although it is 22 minutes about.... good for a tired day when you need to take a break!
Brian D 1:21:44 PM
But it rocks. It has a beat and really makes use of the multiple elec gtr layers. Not noisy. Pretty accessible
Brian D 1:24:08 PM
O wow... Rhys also has A Crimson Grail (for 400 Electric Guitars). I gotta seek that out
Esoterica (host) 1:24:56 PM
whoa, bri
Esoterica (host) 1:25:17 PM
i am fine with a 22 minute song
Kevin L 1:25:55 PM
I bookmarked die donnergötter for later listening Brian.
Esoterica (host) 1:26:12 PM
me, too, kevin
Brian D 1:26:39 PM
There is a 3 cd set An Angel Moves Too Fast To See. An anthology of his that has some shorter pieces
Esoterica (host) 1:26:49 PM
thx for the info, bri
Brian D 1:27:00 PM
And... the big guns long ones too
Brian D 1:28:09 PM
Heard him on satellite radio and also wprb sometime about 15 yrs ago or so. Like Branca ,he is a big influence on Sonic Youth
Esoterica (host) 1:32:44 PM
lots of info here https://www.rhyschatham.net/
Esoterica (host) 1:34:58 PM
i am with ya!
Brian D 1:35:04 PM
Nadler and Frankie! 2 fave wprb finds of recent years
Ross McLochness 1:35:06 PM
Hey! Buying my tickets right as this song came on!!
Esoterica (host) 1:35:14 PM
two of my faves! Frankie due to Lupica
Esoterica (host) 1:35:29 PM
wow, ross! fun! where are they playing?? AC?
Ross McLochness 1:36:34 PM
Done! See you cool cats at the show. The Saint on 30Jul
Esoterica (host) 1:37:03 PM
wow
Ross McLochness 1:37:52 PM
$20/per after the feez. Can't beat it.
Esoterica (host) 1:40:23 PM
reasonable
Brian D 1:42:23 PM
JUANA! Hitting all the great ones today Eso
Esoterica (host) 1:43:39 PM
thanks, bri!
Brian D 1:48:17 PM
This one too. They did it again. TV PRIEST! another fine lp
Esoterica (host) 1:57:30 PM
agree, bri
ѕтєνιє ρ 1:57:34 PM
i'm liking this sweet tune
Esoterica (host) 1:58:00 PM
thx, stevie p, it is nice to switch it up
Esoterica (host) 2:01:51 PM
has anyone seen 32 short films about glenn gould?
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:03:26 PM
i have not. i came very close to seeing it many times, thought
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:03:33 PM
though
Esoterica (host) 2:05:23 PM
i haven't either but i am intrigued
Tom S 2:14:56 PM
Hi All ! work really cutting into my chat mode today
Esoterica (host) 2:15:22 PM
hey tom! how are ya?
Tom S 2:15:54 PM
busy but listening
Esoterica (host) 2:16:38 PM
awesome, thanks!
Rob from Maryland 2:20:04 PM
Hello everyone. I'm catching up on all my open browser tabs (news, weather, birds)
Esoterica (host) 2:20:14 PM
hey rob!
Esoterica (host) 2:20:20 PM
well, we are def open
Rob from Maryland 2:25:18 PM
Yep, WPRB is always at least one browser tab.
Esoterica (host) 2:25:27 PM
thx for that
Rob from Maryland 2:25:38 PM
Right now it's 2 -- home page and this playlist page
Tom S 2:28:47 PM
carseat headrest - great live band go see them if you get a chance
Esoterica (host) 2:29:22 PM
oh i am exc ited to say i will see them at frantic city in sept. fest hosted by jeff armisen
Esoterica (host) 2:29:32 PM
never saw CSH
Esoterica (host) 2:29:37 PM
thx for the tip, tom!
GueloLove 2:34:29 PM
viibin
Esoterica (host) 2:34:52 PM
oh yeah, me, too
Brian D 2:38:40 PM
Graham!
Esoterica (host) 2:39:33 PM
yeah!
GueloLove 2:46:21 PM
good gawd!
Esoterica (host) 2:46:35 PM
ha!
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:46:50 PM
last 15 minutes. on behalf of mr.m, i'm cry
Esoterica (host) 2:50:15 PM
me, too wahhhh
Rob Ebert 2:53:18 PM
Thanks for a great program
Esoterica (host) 2:53:24 PM
hey rob! thanks!
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:53:59 PM
soothing, jarring... i laughed, i cried. great show, DJE!
Esoterica (host) 2:54:17 PM
aw thx, stevie!
Esoterica (host) 2:54:31 PM
it was all over the place, but sometimes that. is fun!
Esoterica (host) 2:55:42 PM
thanks everyone for stopping by, requests? comments? email me at esotericawprb@gmail.com
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:55:43 PM
a very esoteric mix. i expect nothing less ;-)
Esoterica (host) 2:55:47 PM
nice
ѕтєνιє ρ 2:56:54 PM
expectations exceeded, as per usual
Esoterica (host) 2:57:41 PM
thanks kindly:)
Rob from Maryland 2:59:52 PM
I once saw "The Fog" on Univision or Telemundo tv dubbed in Spanish. The only time I've seen the movie. It was ... amusing
Esoterica (host) 3:00:40 PM
haha wow what a concept with adrienne barbeau
Esoterica (host) 3:00:57 PM
take care, all! signing off:) have a breath night
Esoterica (host) 3:01:01 PM
GREAT NIGHT