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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Sonic Bloom

Oct 19, 2023 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Music

With Esoterica

folky, punky, poppy, jangly, post-punky, and psychedelic goodness of the musical variety coming out of your speakers courtesy of moi. oh yeah, and occasional show tunes.

Golden Apples LIVE in the WPRB studio

Listen in as we hear a live set from Golden Apples and then some guest DJing.

The Sonic Bloom
12:01 PM
Lalo Schifrin - Main Title
Lalo Schifrin Main Title Lalo Schifrin
Dirty Harry (The Original Score) Aleph Records 1971
12:03 PM
Golden Apples live!! - Golden Apples live!!
Golden Apples live!! Golden Apples live!!
Live at WPRB! 2023
12:42 PM
Magazine - Philadelphia
Magazine Philadelphia Magazine
The Correct Use of Soap Virgin Catalogue 1980
12:44 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
12:48 PM
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Another Clip
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 Another Clip Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
Tubby Turdners's Celebrity Avalanche (Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present) Communion label 2001
12:58 PM
Zwan - Honestly
Zwan Honestly
Mary Star of the Sea 2003
Mimi's choice! Golden Apples guest DJ.
1:07 PM
Brian Eno & John Cale - Spinning Away
Brian Eno & John Cale Spinning Away
Wrong Way Up All Saints Records 2006
Russell's choice! Golden Apples guest DJ.
1:08 PM
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town Columbia 1978
Melissa's choice! Golden Apples guest DJ
1:34 PM
Vashti Bunyan - Lately
Vashti Bunyan Lately Vashti Bunyan
Lookaftering FatCat Records 2005
1:34 PM
Bronze - Dulcinea
Bronze Dulcinea Bronze
World Arena Castle Face 2015
1:37 PM
Wau Wau Collective - Yaral sa doom
Wau Wau Collective Yaral sa doom
Yaral sa doom Sahel Sounds
1:39 PM
Vashti Bunyan - Here Before
Vashti Bunyan Here Before Vashti Bunyan
Lookaftering FatCat Records 2005
1:40 PM
Redd Kross - Neurotica
Redd Kross Neurotica Redd Kross N
Neurotica Merge Records 2022
1:40 PM
Redd Kross - The Party
Redd Kross The Party Redd Kross
Beyond the Door Merge Records 2019
1:42 PM
Hector Zazou and Papa Wemba - Malimba
Hector Zazou and Papa Wemba Malimba Hector Zazou and Pap Wemba
Malimba 1983
1:47 PM
Come - String
Come String Come
Don't Ask Don't Tell Fire Records 1994
1:59 PM
The Twin Atlas - The Ever Present
The Twin Atlas The Ever Present The Twin Atlas
Good Light Tappersize 2015
2:00 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:02 PM
Pill - Fruit
Pill Fruit Pill
Soft Hell Mexican Summer 2018
2:07 PM
Los Llamarada - Me and You and the Land
Los Llamarada Me and You and the Land Los Llamarada N
Space and Time 4709833 Records DK 2022
2:11 PM
Los Llamarada - Only the Vision
Los Llamarada Only the Vision Los Llamarada N
Space and Time 4709833 Records DK 2022
2:13 PM
Equipment Pointed Ankh - Letters to the Janitor
Equipment Pointed Ankh Letters to the Janitor Equipment Pointed Ankh N
Downtown 2023
2:15 PM
Tyvek - 4312
Tyvek 4312 Tyvek
Nothing Fits In The Red 2010
2:17 PM
Zola Jesus - Efemra
Zola Jesus Efemra Zola Jesus N
Arkhon Sacred Bones Records 2022
2:21 PM
Serge Gainsbourg - L'hôtel particulier
Serge Gainsbourg L'hôtel particulier
Histoire de Melody Nelson Universal Music Division Mercury Records 1971
2:25 PM
Dr. Janet - Starry Eyes
Dr. Janet Starry Eyes Dr. Janet
1990 1990
7" from supergroup with Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Gary Lee Connor (Screamng Trees), Matt Sweeney (Skunk) and Lyle Hysen (Das Damen).
2:32 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:38 PM
Wire - Kidney Bingos
Wire Kidney Bingos Wire
A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck Mute, a BMG Company 1988
2:40 PM
Wild Carnation - Scarf Dance (2022 Remastered)
Wild Carnation Scarf Dance (2022 Remastered) Wild Carnation N
Tricycle (Expanded Edition) Delmore Recording Society 2022
2:44 PM
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 - Cindy, It Was Always You
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 Cindy, It Was Always You
...Tick...Tick...Tick Real Gone Music 1970
2:49 PM
Focazm - Unicorn
Focazm Unicorn Focazm N
Focazm 3: Fantasy Frequencies 2023
2:53 PM
Bee Gees - I Started a Joke
Bee Gees I Started a Joke Bee Gees
Idea Bee Gees Catalog 1968
2:56 PM
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
The Zombies This Will Be Our Year The Zombies
Odessey and Oracle Marquis Enterprises Ltd 1968
Chat is archived.
Esoterica (host) 12:14:36 PM
hi!
Jon Solomon 12:14:46 PM
Woo! This session sounds great!
West Siiiiide Kim 12:15:43 PM
Gotta turn it up!
Esoterica (host) 12:15:52 PM
thanks, jon! in no small part to you and navani!
Jon Solomon 12:16:07 PM
Kim, overall session volume up? Is that a request?
Esoterica (host) 12:16:26 PM
yo kim
Esoterica (host) 12:16:38 PM
i think them speaking was low-volume, right?
West Siiiiide Kim 12:16:41 PM
The music is great, but I couldn't hear the man speak.
Jon Solomon 12:17:46 PM
This is all Navani's engineering today. I'm just a guy who set up a few mics and plugged in a couple of cables...
David Shortell 12:18:08 PM
I completely forgot about Esoterica’s radio special 5:00 this past Sunday. I had the perfect opportunity to listen as I drove home from Randy Now’s Man Cave where I attended the lecture/signing for the new book about Ernie Kovacs. The Trentonian author is Edie Adams’ son!
David Shortell 12:18:11 PM
https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/132716
Esoterica (host) 12:19:12 PM
cool! david. i think you can listen from their site, no?
Esoterica (host) 12:19:30 PM
like don't they include a recording?
David Shortell 12:21:35 PM
Yes, just click on MP3-128K or Pop-up player!
Esoterica (host) 12:21:42 PM
sweet!
Esoterica (host) 12:21:48 PM
thx david
West Siiiiide Kim 12:24:06 PM
Music sounds awesome.
Jon Solomon 12:24:29 PM
http://goldenapples.bandcamp.com
Esoterica (host) 12:25:29 PM
doesn't it kim?
Race109 12:26:55 PM
This set sounds great, hope it's being recorded!
Esoterica (host) 12:27:49 PM
it is!
Esoterica (host) 12:27:56 PM
thanks and hi, race!
Esoterica (host) 12:33:36 PM
what dya think? pretty amazing right?
Race109 12:36:32 PM
Easily one of the best "stupid ass bands from Pennsylvania"
Francis 12:39:50 PM
These guys have a nice loose, laid back vibe
Esoterica (host) 12:40:07 PM
thx i think so!
Esoterica (host) 12:40:16 PM
francis
Esoterica (host) 12:40:47 PM
and hi
Race109 12:42:41 PM
The cover they did of I'm so tired by fugazi is great
Esoterica (host) 12:43:07 PM
yeah for sure
Francis 12:43:17 PM
And I do like that they (Golden apples) have a black Lab in all their videos ( at least 3)
Esoterica (host) 12:44:00 PM
me, too, i just lost moose my black lab mix, in july
David Shortell 12:45:23 PM
That's a shame. Do you still have Dolly Sue?
Francis 12:46:44 PM
Aw crap - that's the worst. My wife and I had to put down both our dogs(Lab and a Jindo) within 6 months about 3 years ago. We now have an estate, and a field lab - yellow and black. SUch great companions through life
Andrew Chalfen 12:47:19 PM
Me like Magazine.
Esoterica (host) 12:47:45 PM
me too!
Esoterica (host) 12:47:54 PM
hi andrew
Andrew Chalfen 12:48:04 PM
Howdy!
David Shortell 12:51:09 PM
That was a good live set. Now play something by Silver Apples!
Francis 12:54:02 PM
or some Apples in Stereo
Esoterica (host) 12:54:54 PM
for sure
Brian McCormack 12:56:08 PM
Golden Apples of The Sun - Poem by Yeats
Brian McCormack 12:56:40 PM
and a Si Fi book by Ray Bradbury
Joseph B. Purcell 12:56:50 PM
wassup!!!!
Esoterica (host) 12:58:19 PM
yo joe!
Esoterica (host) 12:58:26 PM
joseph (ahem)
Esoterica (host) 12:58:34 PM
hi brian m
Brian McCormack 1:04:46 PM
Qui Dagiduce Eso y Et AL
Brian McCormack 1:05:36 PM
Movies Pick for the season:
Brian McCormack 1:05:51 PM
"Street Trash"
stevie p 1:11:32 PM
hi&gubbye DJE and Bloomerzanies. I'm working and can't chat. But I sure can listen. And listening, I am. Good stuff, as per usual, DJE!
Esoterica (host) 1:12:39 PM
hi stevie p
Marco Kaye 1:24:30 PM
i love Zwan!
Marco Kaye 1:24:36 PM
Heartsong especially
Esoterica (host) 1:28:15 PM
cool, marcus!
Esoterica (host) 1:45:04 PM
thanks stevie p, glad you l liked. can you tell i am catching up here on the chat! glad you all are here.
Esoterica (host) 1:45:30 PM
brian m street trash is a film?
Gautham Kalva 1:54:46 PM
Hey Esoterica, what was the Halloween film festival you just mentioned? Loved the live set and vashti Bunyan song..
Esoterica (host) 1:58:54 PM
oh thanx, gautham! acmescreeingroom in lambrertville horror film fest
Esoterica (host) 1:58:59 PM
https://www.acmescreeningroom.org/lhff
David Shortell 2:03:41 PM
I like Pill better than PiL.
Esoterica (host) 2:05:21 PM
yeah they're good
West Siiiiide Kim 2:19:24 PM
My daughter wants me to send you ideas from the West Coast: Pierce the Vail, Dead Rosetta, Speed of Light, Doll Riot, Erratic Impulse(She says their studio quality isn't great), and Migraine. Something to look into if you haven't already.
West Siiiiide Kim 2:19:57 PM
Pierce The Vail is from San Diego!
Esoterica (host) 2:20:39 PM
awesome, thx kim and your daughter!
West Siiiiide Kim 2:21:44 PM
She is a small venue concert-a-holic.
Esoterica (host) 2:22:12 PM
has she been to the casbah?
Brian McCormack 2:25:45 PM
Serge is Charlotte Gainsbourg's (the actress) dad. Always in Lars VonTrier's movies
Esoterica (host) 2:26:30 PM
yeah i love her. don't think i can watch antichrist though
Brian McCormack 2:27:06 PM
Nymphomaniac
Brian McCormack 2:28:07 PM
Anti Christ was pretty good. Really violent though. With Willem Defoe.
Brian McCormack 2:29:20 PM
Yeah Street Trash is a movie - exploding heads
Francis 2:29:43 PM
IS that a cover?, and if so who sis the orig?
Francis 2:30:50 PM
I'm guessing early 80's
West Siiiiide Kim 2:31:05 PM
No she's not old enough yet.
West Siiiiide Kim 2:31:50 PM
Golden Apples did great! Loved their sound.
David Shortell 2:34:49 PM
Charlotte Gainsbourg's mother Jane Birkin died in July.
Race109 2:36:57 PM
Hey DJE, idk if Martin told you but he dropped a new solo album at the beginning of the month, can i occupy five of the remaining 26 minutes to get Unicorn by Focazm?
Esoterica (host) 2:36:57 PM
i agree, kim:)
Esoterica (host) 2:37:17 PM
is it clean?
Esoterica (host) 2:37:23 PM
race
Race109 2:37:29 PM
It is!
Esoterica (host) 2:37:30 PM
would love to play
Esoterica (host) 2:39:40 PM
on apple music?
West Siiiiide Kim 2:40:32 PM
Eso also there are many many small venues now, taking up where Casbah has left off in San Diego/Escondido. Even OB has a small venue that is a thrift store by day, great bands at night. Humble Heart.
Esoterica (host) 2:40:53 PM
oh sweet! kim
West Siiiiide Kim 2:40:54 PM
My son's best friend plays there.
David Shortell 2:41:25 PM
I missed you play "Starry Eyes". Was that the Roky Erickson song?
Esoterica (host) 2:41:31 PM
race where do i find to play?
Race109 2:41:49 PM
It should be, under the album Focazm 3: fantasy frequency
Esoterica (host) 2:43:19 PM
got it!!
Race109 2:43:20 PM
It should be on all the services, apple music and spotify and youtube and all
David Shortell 2:49:16 PM
The Miracle 3's Dave DeCastro is in a good NJ trio these days called Animal Masks. I've seen them play at the Brighton Bar and the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip.
Race109 2:49:20 PM
Thank you thank you!
Esoterica (host) 2:49:37 PM
psych goodness, race!
Esoterica (host) 2:49:42 PM
and now jazz
Esoterica (host) 2:49:45 PM
love it
Esoterica (host) 2:50:27 PM
how should i intro focazm on mic? hailing from bucks county?
Esoterica (host) 2:50:42 PM
cool, david!
Francis 2:53:21 PM
This sounds vaguely like that Rush song - Villa Stangiato(sp?)
Esoterica (host) 2:54:23 PM
it has a prog sensibility for sure (focazm)
West Siiiiide Kim 2:54:31 PM
Whoa oldie but goodie! Bee Gees!
Race109 2:55:20 PM
Philly based solo psyche artist
West Siiiiide Kim 2:55:23 PM
Have a great Afternoon Everybody! West Siiiiiiide OUT!
Esoterica (host) 2:55:27 PM
oh yeah what vocals
Esoterica (host) 2:55:41 PM
have a great afternoon kim!
Rob from Maryland 2:56:31 PM
I remember hearing this Bee Gees song on the radio, long ago
Rob from Maryland 2:56:45 PM
and hi Esoterica and everyone
Esoterica (host) 2:56:53 PM
hi rob! now i am getting nostalgic
Brian McCormack 2:57:18 PM
Is there some kind of JC reference in I started a Joke?
Rob from Maryland 2:57:20 PM
I don't remember this Zombies song, but it is making me nostalgic too
Esoterica (host) 2:57:37 PM
idk brian
Brian McCormack 2:57:51 PM
From a great Zombies collection
Brian McCormack 2:58:36 PM
there's a connection from the Zombies and some of the members of ZZ Top
Esoterica (host) 3:00:01 PM
sweet, brian, much to explore
Esoterica (host) 3:00:12 PM
thanks everyone!