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Jon Solomon

Feb 8, 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.



Jon Solomon
5:00 PM
The Rub - The Death Of Pop
The Rub The Death Of Pop
Bikini Gospel Happy Squid
5:05 PM
Set Break
5:10 PM
The Grifters - Re-Entry Blues
The Grifters Re-Entry Blues
Full Blown Possesion Sub Pop 1997


5:14 PM
The Free Music - Ana Qalbi Ehtar
The Free Music Ana Qalbi Ehtar
Habibi Funk 021: The Free Music - Free Music (Part 1) Habibi Funk
5:19 PM
Ui - Undersided
Ui Undersided
Lifelike Southern 1998


5:23 PM
Florry - Cowgirl in a Ditch
Florry Cowgirl in a Ditch N
Sweet Guitar Solos EP 2023


5:27 PM
Kungens Män - Keeper Of The One Key
Kungens Män Keeper Of The One Key
International Space Station (vol1​.​) V/A Worst Bassist 2022


5:51 PM
emily - unexceptional americanism
emily unexceptional americanism
transitory 2023
5:55 PM
CLASS - No News Could Please
CLASS No News Could Please N
But Who's Reading Me? EP Feel It 2023
5:57 PM
Set Break
6:11 PM
Cable Ties - Perfect Client
Cable Ties Perfect Client N
Perfect Client Merge 2023


6:13 PM
Mako & The Hawk - Strut Your Stuff
Mako & The Hawk Strut Your Stuff
Number Nine Records 7x7" Pack V/A Tramp Records 2022


6:16 PM
Ibex Clone - Hollow Tubes from Heaven
Ibex Clone Hollow Tubes from Heaven N
All Channels Clear Goner 2023
Members of Hash Redactor / Nots / Ex-Cult.
6:20 PM
Super Onze - FACE B
Super Onze FACE B
Hommage à Amadou Toumani Touré (ATT) 1992


6:51 PM
handturner - Roll For Initiative
handturner Roll For Initiative
Good Moon


6:56 PM
Lalo Schifrin - Radio Source
Lalo Schifrin Radio Source N
Man On A Swing OST WeWantSounds 2023

1974 soundtrack for a Frank Perry psychological thriller.


6:57 PM
No Knuckle - The Ladder
No Knuckle The Ladder
No Knuckle Tomothy Records 2022
6:59 PM
Set Break
7:08 PM
Jennifer O'Connor - 10:18
Jennifer O'Connor 10:18
Live on WPRB

Recorded for the 2007 Membership Drive.


7:18 PM
Set Break
7:21 PM
Jennifer O'Connor - 17:28
Jennifer O'Connor 17:28
Live on WPRB
Part two!
7:38 PM
Set Break
7:42 PM
Oozing Wound - Chudly
Oozing Wound Chudly N
We Cater To Cowards Thrill Jockey Records 2023
7:45 PM
The Feelies - Slow Down
The Feelies Slow Down
The Good Earth Coyote 1986
Happy anniversary.
7:48 PM
Lori Goldston & Greg Kelley - Seeing Stars
Lori Goldston & Greg Kelley Seeing Stars
All Points Leaning in Broken Clover 2022
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon (host) 4:45:57 PM
If you can see these words, tonight's listener chat is OPEN.
Jon Solomon (host) 4:59:10 PM
Here's the donation link for earthquake relief in Turkey one more time -
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:28 PM
Good evening, everyone!
Mary Jones 5:04:30 PM
I can see those words
Jon Solomon (host) 5:04:39 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:04:42 PM
Welcome back, Mary!
Mary Jones 5:05:24 PM
Hello and thank you! I’m working late, but it could be worse, at least I can listen to the radio.
richard lyons 5:07:00 PM
Hello Jon and Mary :)
Mary Jones 5:07:44 PM
Hello Richard!
Patrick C 5:10:22 PM
Greetings and salutations to all from the west coast!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:04 PM
Hello Patrick and Richard!
Brian D 5:11:11 PM
Running Redlights = kickin show
richard lyons 5:11:15 PM
G R I F T E R S !
Brian Kijewski 5:11:52 PM
Good evening Jon, Mary, Richard, Patrick … Such sad news re: Steve Sostak. STLJ were so unique, nobody quite incorporated sax like he did. Wish I’d got a chance to catch them live, I’ve heard their shows were incredible, I can imagine.
Brian D 5:13:22 PM
This is great!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:14:06 PM
Brian, they were great. Total sweethearts. I worked alongside-ish Steve for a couple years and he was a good dude. Last time I saw him was about 15 years ago in Princeton. Unfortunately missed them play but he was still SO PSYCHED I showed up out of nowhere.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:14:54 PM
Richard and Brians, a good evening to you both.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:16:13 PM
New Habibi Funk dropped. If the rest of the album is as good as this song, watch out.
Brian Kijewski 5:17:25 PM
Aw, appreciate hearing about the memories. What a band they were. RIP.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:18:40 PM
Indeed. I randomly thought about him over the weekend, hoped he was well. Didn't expect this news to follow.
Rofflestomp 5:19:32 PM
This getting older shit is getting old watching petals drop.
Mary Jones 5:19:55 PM
Man, I am sorry.
Rofflestomp 5:20:37 PM
Glad you shared good times Jon.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:20:46 PM
On the brighter side, got to see Ui play their first show in 13 years on Sunday. Was a trip. More next mic break.
Brian Kijewski 5:23:03 PM
Ugh, too many greats passing away lately that's for sure. Played Shower Scene on the radio almost a year ago. That's exciting news re: Ui.
Brian D 5:23:08 PM
Our man on Tuesdays
Jon Solomon (host) 5:24:06 PM
Ui are in New York next Wednesday too, then off to Numero 20 in LA (which if anyone is trying to get tickets for I know multiple people who now can't attend).
Rofflestomp 5:24:46 PM
1st position Cowboy guitar! Soul food.
Mary Jones 5:25:33 PM
Oh, wish I’d know this song existed for my road trip last weekend.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:25:34 PM
The photo at the top of tonight's playlist is from my journey trying to find wherever the heck the Ui show was.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:26:37 PM
It only just came out, Mary. Next trip.
Mary Jones 5:27:03 PM
There’s always one in the near future
Rofflestomp 5:27:11 PM
Oh shit... Shades of Green Room. lol
Jon Solomon (host) 5:27:29 PM
Roffle, I (thankfully) didn't think that at the time but you're 100% right.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:33:10 PM
I was worried Captain Ahab would also play this tonight. Phew.
Rofflestomp 5:36:49 PM
This sounds more 2012 Ahab. :)
Jon Solomon (host) 5:37:08 PM
I learned of this band from her!
Rofflestomp 5:37:46 PM
HA! Sounds in the zone.
Rofflestomp 5:39:32 PM
(Brat)Worst Bassist is a cool label name.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:40:58 PM
Rofflestomp 5:41:18 PM
niche, but cool.
Rofflestomp 5:44:45 PM
Is this an, oh wait I need to simmer the sause cooking tune? lol
Jon Solomon (host) 5:46:14 PM
Not dinner time yet and the soup's already made. All I had to do was take some bread out of the freezer.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:46:39 PM
Have been fully present enjoying this one with all y'all.
Rofflestomp 5:46:47 PM
Nice! That's where I keep all my bread for sure.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:47:10 PM
I am not as pro-frozen bread as others under this roof.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:47:24 PM
But for soup it will be OK.
Rofflestomp 5:48:25 PM
They found bread at the Shackleton site perfectly preserved and edible after an age. I trust freezing bread now.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:49:35 PM
Don't think they put that loaf in soup though...
Rofflestomp 5:50:23 PM
Ain't no mold bold in a loaf though.
Rofflestomp 5:51:19 PM
I do! I love it, but then again I don't freeze it for decades.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:51:47 PM
When we visited my wife's family in England we found an unopened can from the 1970s in their pantry.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:52:00 PM
It is likely still there.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:52:28 PM
This emily record is "name your price" with a link to snag in the playlist already.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:52:49 PM
But to double down...
Jon Solomon (host) 5:52:50 PM
Mary Jones 5:52:52 PM
I’ve found with canned food that old, it’s technically edible but tastes like metal.
Rofflestomp 5:53:28 PM
That would be a canned venture only taken with a scientist approval.
Mary Jones 5:53:57 PM
I like a little adventure
Jon Solomon (host) 5:54:43 PM
I can't 100% remember what the canned item was, but it was something I wouldn't enjoy even if it was of a more recent vintage.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:54:50 PM
So no adventure that day
Ossy 5:55:08 PM
Ominous underwater cool, fits with Namor's kingdom from Black Panther 2
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:26 PM
I watched that last week before my show, better than I expected it to be. Quite good, even.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:52 PM
Hey, Ossy.
Rofflestomp 5:56:07 PM
@Mary Jones, I find myself out on crazy limbs far to often. Glad to be home most nights now. :)
Mary Jones 5:57:39 PM
Oh, I get it—I said I’m adventurous, I didn’t say I’m smart.
Ossy 5:57:41 PM
Jon - I saw it again on free movie school night! Also saw Avatar 2 Way Of Water, a month ago!
Rob F 5:57:54 PM
Those last 2 songs were really good!
Ossy 5:58:35 PM
That Namor Aquaman guy is powerful, as long he has water
Jon Solomon (host) 5:59:08 PM
Jarret Mitchell 6:00:41 PM
Great show so far Jon. Also, thanks for the heads up on that show. Got my tickets at 10:01 this morning. See you there
Rofflestomp 6:02:26 PM
@Mary Jones, If I have noticed anything, it's that if you're here, my money is on that you are smart. I have seen things... :)
Joe Moore 6:02:55 PM
Pizza Combo/Cigarette Cake you can just buy in Massachusetts at like a gas station I think.
Mary Jones 6:05:21 PM
You’re being too kind, Rofflestmp
Ossy 6:05:55 PM
Whateva Man - Redman 🔥🔥🔥
Mary Jones 6:06:03 PM
Jon, are you sure you didn’t see a concert in the Otherworld or something?
Rofflestomp 6:06:47 PM
I try, to be kind Mary, but I just notice.
Ossy 6:07:52 PM
Shoutout to 50 years of hip hop, especially at the Grammys with Queen Latifah, Busta, Missy Elliot, Nelly, LL Cool J, Method Man, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash etc
Rofflestomp 6:08:10 PM
I get access to dopey like everyone else though. All good.
richard lyons 6:08:43 PM
Happy Wilbo is back at it!
Joe Moore 6:09:39 PM
Its funny how you mention it now and Hunterdon County is kind of NJ's Bermuda Triangle.
Joe Moore 6:09:45 PM
Or at least one of them.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:11:36 PM
Ossy, that was terrific.
Rofflestomp 6:12:15 PM
Ossy, I remember early rappers with boom-boxes way up the West side in NY when my girlfriend went to Julliard and I would walk around to wait for her to finish classes in the 80's. Amazing street stuff!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:12:59 PM
Joe, well put.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:13:26 PM
Is down for anyone else?
Joe Moore 6:14:29 PM
It wasn't a few minutes ago but appears to not be loading now?
Rofflestomp 6:14:31 PM
Reloaded it and all is good.
Mary Jones 6:14:44 PM
Nope, coming up for me
Alan Pasnyk 6:14:47 PM
Hi Jon! Was down for me but got on VPN and is ok...
Joe Moore 6:15:08 PM
It's up. Now Playing is updated for me tho.
richard lyons 6:15:40 PM
All good for me through wprb player
Jon Solomon (host) 6:15:49 PM
Ok. Good. I was trying to look something up mid-mic break and I couldn't get it to appear. Player never stopped in the other room.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:16:23 PM
As long as the show stays on the air I can look into everything else later...
Alan Pasnyk 6:17:17 PM
@ Jon: Gotta say that Ui sign is soooo Wilbo!!!
Rofflestomp 6:17:23 PM
It goes to you and then out. But I would think the URL is independant.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:19:35 PM
Alan, I think the party hosts put them up. There was also endless free pizza and beverages. I have zero idea where I was, save for a vague geographic sense. It was cool.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:20:34 PM
The pizza was unexpectedly excellent, grabbed two more slices for my drive home.
Rofflestomp 6:21:07 PM
Many a folk have lost their mind during free pizza and beverage. It's not uncommon.
Ossy 6:21:47 PM
Rofflestomp- The beauty of the 80s and 90s, is high strong. Reminds me of that classic police show called Undercover starting Malik Yoba. So many old school songs, even reggae like Patra, and never heard of it prior
Alan Pasnyk 6:22:11 PM
@ Jon: To Boldly Go Where No Google Has Gone Before!!
Rofflestomp 6:24:07 PM
OMG Ossy, The reggae was strong then for sure. But kids on the porch was amazing. Just going off. Not everywhere, but it just happened.
Rofflestomp 6:25:14 PM
I took very long walks
Rob from Maryland 6:25:21 PM
Good evening one and all
Jon Solomon (host) 6:25:25 PM
Heya Rob!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:25:34 PM
I went for an unexpected very long walk today.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:26:06 PM
Lyft wanted 3x what I thought it would cost to get home from the mechanic so I decided to head back on foot.
Rofflestomp 6:26:20 PM
Hey Rob! The weather here is skippy! Just sayin'
Jon Solomon (host) 6:26:25 PM
I encountered many exceptionally nice crossing guards on my journey.
Rofflestomp 6:27:05 PM
OMG! The Crossing Guards are so cool for everyone!
Ossy 6:27:20 PM
Rofflestomp- I bet it was, sure real, as well as 80s pop songs like Cyndi Lauper, Shannon, Madonna and Bananarama
Rofflestomp 6:28:11 PM
@Ossy, Truely a different age sir.
Rofflestomp 6:28:48 PM
Mary Jones 6:29:33 PM
@Jon all things considered, it was good weather for a walk
Alan Pasnyk 6:29:48 PM
Hiya Rob! 3 Cardinals outside the door today but no junco's yet..maybe no snowbirds, no snow???
Jon Solomon (host) 6:30:04 PM
It was lovely out. Didn't expect that so I kept going. Carved 30 minutes off the estimated return time via long strides.
Ossy 6:30:08 PM
Long walks means playing Jill Scott
Joe Moore 6:30:20 PM
Did you have to walk on roads with numbers or names? Like, busy roads?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:30:46 PM
Joe, sidewalks the entire way (save for when I cut through a couple parking lots).
Jon Solomon (host) 6:31:01 PM
Some of these roads did have numbers, yes.
Rofflestomp 6:32:09 PM
Man Jon, I so get that. lol I don't anymore, but there are ways to go ways for sure.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:36:35 PM
There does appear to be some sort of database issue persisting with Guess I'm opening a "trouble ticket" during The Freeform Pathogen!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:37:23 PM
Until them, we settle one town over from The Drone Zone with this jam.
Rofflestomp 6:37:29 PM
Hello IT!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:37:51 PM
As they say, "IT me."
Alan Pasnyk 6:38:14 PM
This Super Onze track reminds me of a song by artist "Odelly Elle M'a Dit" that I heard on Lily subbing for Mike Lupica a few weeks back. Fantastic Music!!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:38:36 PM
Lily's show two weeks ago was super fun.
jimboo 6:38:44 PM
All up in this super onze drone zone jam jawn
Jon Solomon (host) 6:38:59 PM
Jimboo! How's the federal filing fiesta going?
Rofflestomp 6:39:27 PM
Mike back up on the tower with duct tape as Wilbo might say...
Jon Solomon (host) 6:40:47 PM
Hopefully it doesn't come to that. I'm guessing a database jumpstart by the host will do the trick.
jimboo 6:41:04 PM
Yeooo Jon! I shelved that guvment contract for another day.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:41:16 PM
Wise, Jimboo.
Rofflestomp 6:41:26 PM
@jimboo, the amount of strings here is the puzzle. I am going with three, but...
Jon Solomon (host) 6:41:44 PM
"The performers on this cassette are Yehia Mballa Samaké on ngoni/kurbu and Douma Maiga on pumpkin gourd /calabash/percussion)"
jimboo 6:42:07 PM
One string, 74 and a half fingers!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:42:22 PM
Ngoni has six strings, I've learned.
Rofflestomp 6:42:25 PM
Rob from Maryland 6:42:48 PM
Hi Jon!
Rob from Maryland 6:42:51 PM
Roffle, skippy, like peanut butter?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:43:05 PM
Kurbu is a lute that has three or four.
Rofflestomp 6:43:12 PM
Nutty or smouth?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:43:27 PM
Don't hold me to these numbers (or in general, please).
Rob from Maryland 6:43:42 PM
Alan, maybe the cardinals are keeping the juncos away? They are bigger than juncos after all
Rofflestomp 6:45:20 PM
Love you guys. Nice range to think about.
Rob from Maryland 6:45:25 PM
Jon, the database issue has to be nothing like Twitter right now. Lots of people in the US were unable to tweet for up to an hour, and we still can't access our DMs
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:24 PM
Very unlikely, but thank you for letting me know about that.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:47 PM
Here's the piece Kareem wrote about LeBron that I appreciated -
Jon Solomon (host) 6:46:50 PM
Nearly forgot.
Alan Pasnyk 6:48:12 PM
@ Jon: Before I forget to tell you that time magazine did a full issue on "The History of Star Wars" knowing you're a fan don't miss getting a copy..
Jon Solomon (host) 6:48:56 PM
A new issue, Alan? Perhaps I'll pick it up for the kid at the grocery store.
Rofflestomp 6:50:02 PM
I am not so Twitter, or much that I don't want to get overwhelmed with that they keep tryin'. seriously for my attention. Fuck'em. I'm good.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:50:11 PM
Gearing up for the big finish!
Alan Pasnyk 6:50:31 PM
@ Jon:some copies still at my nearby Giant store...15 bucks
Jon Solomon (host) 6:51:52 PM
I'll investigate.
Alan Pasnyk 6:52:48 PM
@ Jon: It's worth the 15 dollares
Jon Solomon (host) 6:55:51 PM
I'll keep an eye out.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:56:53 PM
Lalo Schifrin? Who am I, Esoterica?
Rofflestomp 6:58:46 PM
@Alan Pasnyk, I have had the wonderful luxury to travel the country and go to weird ass pawn shops with 1 dollar CD's. Good shit.
Brian D 6:58:50 PM
Lalo! Tonight was chicken/black bean tacos on crunchy shells w/queso, homemade pico, avocado n hot sauce(s)
Jon Solomon (host) 6:59:17 PM
I bought three new CDs this week like it was 1997 up in this piece.
Alan Pasnyk 7:01:24 PM
@ Roffel: Some of he best CD's I got from PRex, I had to be careful not to take too much cash with me..melomaniac!
Rofflestomp 7:03:33 PM
Portland bands? Here is my request, "Sun Baby" by the High Violets. Trust me on that one one. I dunno if you ever found that one intersting.
Ossy 7:05:53 PM
That Christmas show was a blast
Alan Pasnyk 7:07:03 PM
That Christmas show kept me from freezing in this refrigerator house...
Rofflestomp 7:07:48 PM
@Alan Pasnyk, Carry just enoph cash they will go away. Never happend to me though.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:09:17 PM
Thanks, all.
Rofflestomp 7:09:42 PM
Okay, I love this song!
Rofflestomp 7:11:22 PM
My girlfriend is Chinese. It's crazy on spot.
Alan Pasnyk 7:11:45 PM
So much music, so little time:
Jon Solomon (host) 7:12:42 PM
What is this, Alan?
Alan Pasnyk 7:14:04 PM
@ Jon: Picture of guy finding a whole new universe (of music)
Ossy 7:15:03 PM
Rofflestomp- Interesting I have a grandaunt that's South Korean and in turn uncles, aunts and cousins descended from her are half korean-african
Jon Solomon (host) 7:15:19 PM
(do not call that number.)
Rofflestomp 7:16:21 PM
We want you always always warm watching through your telescopes Alan!
Alan Pasnyk 7:17:41 PM
BTW so called "Green Comet" went down in my notes as "Mostly Unspectacular"
Rofflestomp 7:19:08 PM
Ossy, That we come to together in strange ways is the thing that keeps me ever happy to be here for sure.
Rofflestomp 7:20:04 PM
In all things
Alan Pasnyk 7:21:09 PM
Perfect pitch on that Jennifer track voice...
Rofflestomp 7:22:43 PM
You board guy you!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:23:47 PM
Rofflestomp 7:24:54 PM
Not like there was a choice. Good job!
Alan Pasnyk 7:25:10 PM
But you still Are, in your Heart Jon!
Rofflestomp 7:32:10 PM
Glad to spend my precious time here on this planet with you guys. Thanks for the smarts.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:37:34 PM
Rob from Maryland 7:42:39 PM
Thank you for all the spins, Jon
Jon Solomon (host) 7:42:43 PM
Almost there...almost there...
Jon Solomon (host) 7:42:47 PM
Thank YOU, Rob!
Rofflestomp 7:45:13 PM
And now beat the shit out of every guitar chord and yell it under foot! Could be worse!
Rofflestomp 7:46:58 PM
Yea, I own a Baritone guitar, but I refuse yelling at shit. lol
Jon Solomon (host) 7:47:54 PM
Walked down the aisle to this one. Good decision then, good decision now.
Mary Jones 7:48:59 PM
Happy anniversary Jon and Nicole!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:53:02 PM
Thanks, Mary. Someone in this household has no recollection of co-hosting the 2007 Membership Drive show with me. I theorize that's from the year she was a WPRB Classical DJ for a summer.
Chris Mohr 7:53:59 PM
On behalf of all the DJs who were at WPRB when The Good Earth came out, happy anniversary!
Alan Pasnyk 7:54:54 PM
@ Jon: Congrats you Lucky Dawg!!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:40 PM
Thanks, Chris. I probably saw The Feelies for the first time around then?
Chris Mohr 7:55:48 PM
Also I like how you segued from "Slow Down" to this slow and rich "Seeing Stars" piece.
Rofflestomp 7:56:22 PM
In the deep Shelves? In the Archives? Sweet meat lurking i would guess. Stacks!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:56:31 PM
It is a slow descent.
Alan Pasnyk 7:57:16 PM
☮️ .... and Thanks Jon.Take care!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:57:35 PM
See you all in the chat for Mike's show while I "trouble ticket" the database issue that seems to be fine now...
richard lyons 7:57:50 PM
Thanks for the stellar show once again, Jon!
Brian D 7:57:54 PM
We melt into the pit.... great time as per uzhe Jon!
Rofflestomp 7:57:59 PM
Thank you Jon!
Mike Lupica 7:58:12 PM
Mike Lupica 7:58:26 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:28 PM
Rofflestomp 7:59:39 PM
Mike has a whole show to go! Monster stuff to go!
Alan Pasnyk 8:00:01 PM
Here we go and Here we gooo...
Rofflestomp 8:00:12 PM
Thanks Jon!