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Jon Solomon

Jan 24, 2024 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.

"Best of 2023 (part three!)"


Tonight it is "Best of 2023 (part three)!"

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
5:09 PM
Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band - Free From the Guillotine
Ryan Davis & the Roadhouse Band Free From the Guillotine
Dancing on the Edge Sophomore Lounge 2023
5:18 PM
Langendorf United - From Guramayle to Le Hogon
Langendorf United From Guramayle to Le Hogon
Yeahno Yowouw Land Sing a Song Fighter 2023
5:27 PM
Yard Act - The Trench Coat Museum
Yard Act The Trench Coat Museum
12" Island 2023
5:35 PM
75 Dollar Bill - Anchor Dragging Behind
75 Dollar Bill Anchor Dragging Behind
Singularity 06: Anchor Dragging Behind The state51 Conspiracy 2023
5:54 PM
Eyelids - I Can't Be Told
Eyelids I Can't Be Told
A Colossal Waste of Light Jealous Butcher 2023
5:57 PM
Kurt Vile - Another Good Year For The Roses
Kurt Vile Another Good Year For The Roses
Back to Moon Beach EP Verve 2023


6:03 PM
Telehealth - Mindtrap
Telehealth Mindtrap
Mindtrap Sub Pop 2023
6:06 PM
Set Break
6:14 PM
Lewsberg - An Ear To The Chest
Lewsberg An Ear To The Chest
Out And About 12XU 2023
6:17 PM
Jaimie Branch - Burning Grey
Jaimie Branch Burning Grey
Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world war)) International Anthem 2023
6:26 PM
Mammatus - Expanding Majesty
Mammatus Expanding Majesty
Expanding Majesty Silver Current 2023
6:41 PM
Rocky - Contents
Rocky Contents
Rocky Lulu's Sonic Disc Club 2023

Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo) and Raven Mahon (Grass Widow, Green Child).

6:45 PM
Horse Lords - Bending to the Lash (Live in Leipzig)
Horse Lords Bending to the Lash (Live in Leipzig)
Live in Leipzig RVNG Intl. 2023
6:53 PM
Ahmed Ben Ali - Damek Majeeb
Ahmed Ben Ali Damek Majeeb
Habibi Funk 022: Subhana Habibi Funk


"Libyan Reggae at its peak grooves."

6:57 PM
Theee Retail Simps - Rubble
Theee Retail Simps Rubble
Rubble b/w Jumpin Jack Off Goodbye Boozy 2023


7:00 PM
Set Break
7:05 PM
La Sécurité - Dis-moi
La Sécurité Dis-moi
Stay Safe! Mothland 2023
7:07 PM
Alain Pierre - Funérailles chez les Hmongs (Thaïlande)
Alain Pierre Funérailles chez les Hmongs (Thaïlande)
Des Morts (Of the Dead) Finders Keepers 2023

"Expanded reissue of mega rare 1979 unknown vanity pressing LP that blends ethnological field recordings, musique concrète principles and introspective synthesiser music from this cult European studio maverick and historic collaborator of COS, Philippe Druilet, Marc Moulin and John Surman."

7:18 PM
Induced Geometry - Caesium Standard
Induced Geometry Caesium Standard
Induced Geomerty Trouble In Mind 2023


Solo tape from Daniel Provenzano of Writhing Squares.

7:31 PM
Lalo Schifrin - Radio Source
Lalo Schifrin Radio Source
Man On A Swing OST WeWantSounds 2023


Score to a 1971 film starring Cliff Robertson and Joel Grey.

7:32 PM
The Exbats - Himbo
The Exbats Himbo
Song Machine Goner 2023
7:35 PM
Leon Keïta - Gnanassouma
Leon Keïta Gnanassouma
Leon Keïta (Analog Africa Dance Edition No.16) Analog Africa 2023
Recorded in late 70s Mali.
7:44 PM
Mudhoney - Human Stock Capital
Mudhoney Human Stock Capital
Plastic Eternity Sub Pop 2023
7:46 PM
Set Break
7:53 PM
Screaming Females - Mourning Dove
Screaming Females Mourning Dove
Desire Pathway Don Giovanni 2023
7:56 PM
Emily Robb - Hermit's Cave
Emily Robb Hermit's Cave
If I Am Misery Then Give Me Affection Petty Bunco 2023
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon (host) 4:50:50 PM
Chat! Chat! Chat!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 4:56:45 PM
Yellow-breasted Chat?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:13 PM
Could be. Could be.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:18 PM
We are underway!
Andrew Chalfen 5:01:34 PM
Carlos Ramone. 5:01:34 PM
Thanks for letter in mail yesterday
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:48 PM
Carlos, you got your swag?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:02:13 PM
Andrew! Carlos! Rob!
Travis in Color ado 5:02:14 PM
I want my swag bag too! Patiently waiting....
TAndy 5:02:17 PM
It... Begins!!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:02:23 PM
Travis! TAndy!
Andrew Chalfen 5:02:28 PM
Carlos Ramone. 5:02:54 PM
Letter from you..sticker and magnet..both in use on fridge
Jon Solomon (host) 5:02:55 PM
Every remaining piece of swag went to the shipping depot yesterday. I am so sore but it is all en route.
Matt Sabbath 5:03:12 PM
(stumbles in after drinking fire cider)
Travis in Color ado 5:03:21 PM
Thanks for your hard work Jon! Much apprecitated!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:31 PM
If you're a size LARGE your packages were the last to be sealed up but they're all out of the offices and in the post office's hands now.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:03:39 PM
Thank YOU for supporting WPRB!
Travis in Color ado 5:04:15 PM
I picked Large! Hopefully I don't shrink it again!
Carlos Ramone. 5:06:27 PM
@travis..many of my band T shirts over the years have shrunk..that must be why they are tighter now than 40 years ago
Travis in Color ado 5:07:01 PM
Ha, that's my excuse everytime!
Matt Sabbath 5:08:43 PM
Do as many shows as there are Leprechaun movies
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:08:49 PM
Brian D 5:10:00 PM
Samosa Chat
DJ Tenderloin 5:10:10 PM
Greetings DJ Jon Solomon! Greetings listeners! I too have rec'd my t-shirt, sticker, and magnet!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:10:37 PM
I have a new samosa spot and I wish they were gonna be open on my drive home...
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:02 PM
Brian! DJ Tenderloin! Matt! Hello!
iamthelabhras 5:11:12 PM
Evening everyone. Magnets!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:20 PM
Travis in Color ado 5:11:41 PM
I look forward to receiving my swag bag so I can break wind.
Brian D 5:11:48 PM
Dancing on the (new) skedge
iamthelabhras 5:11:50 PM
Hello Jon! Here and ready to listen to some tunes.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:12:19 PM
I didn't get dressed up and come all the way down here for a bloodbath All right, I might've come for a taste But honey don’t you know this part of downtown On a weeknight Is just a sewer for love's waste
Jon Solomon (host) 5:13:09 PM
Russell Edling 5:15:02 PM
I'd been curious about this record but hadn't heard it or taken initiative to listen. Here we are, and its great and I think I just bought the last one from their bandcamp haha. TY JON
Russell Edling 5:16:22 PM
ok correction NOT the last one.. so.. the door is still open
Jon Solomon (host) 5:16:31 PM
Russell, it was 100% the urging of my friend Richie to check this record out that did it for me. When I saw the band play in Philly late last year I thanked him profusely for being a one man street team.
Andrew Chalfen 5:17:03 PM
Not chaat, but rather quite lovely and affordable Indonesian, 11th and Washington, Philly.
Andrew Chalfen 5:17:13 PM
Contact tambourine
Jon Solomon (host) 5:17:15 PM
They were sold out of 2xLPs (last date of the tour) so I had to buy one with a "we'll mail your copy when we get home" IOU.
DJ Tenderloin 5:19:08 PM
We've been to the Sky Cafe - right around the corner from us - yummy!
Russell Edling 5:19:23 PM
amazing Jon, we all need a Richie, was this petty bunco Richie by chance?
Russell Edling 5:19:45 PM
extra bummed now that I missed that show
Jon Solomon (host) 5:19:53 PM
One and the same, Russell.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:20:45 PM
It rained horribly that night. Hopefully the band will come back when it is dryer (and the Eagles aren't losing to the Cowboys at the same time).
Russell Edling 5:21:15 PM
hahah agreed!
Matt Sabbath 5:22:25 PM
Langendorf remind me of Turing Machine 👍
Jon Solomon (host) 5:23:22 PM
The best Swedish ethio-jazz combo around!
Andrew Chalfen 5:25:11 PM
Copying and pasting artists from your playlist into Bandcamp, per usual.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:25:35 PM
If you pick anything up, tell 'em you heard it on WPRB.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:31:26 PM
Turing Machine is a high praise comparison, Matt.
Matt Sabbath 5:31:58 PM
Matt Sabbath 5:32:36 PM
I like this Yard Act
Jon Solomon (host) 5:33:19 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion this song will be better than anything on their forthcoming record, but I will be delighted to be proven wrong.
DJ Tenderloin 5:35:29 PM
Haven't heard this extended version - only the radio edit? me like-y
Jon Solomon (host) 5:36:01 PM
Yeah, that's the full 12" deal. Into it!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:36:28 PM
Thanks for the Ripple record by the way, DJ Tenderloin. There was one track I immediately recognized from Special Ed sampling it!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:36:45 PM
Plus Kid N Play building a song around the chorus!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:37:12 PM
(I Don't Know What It Is, but It Sure Is Funky)
DJ Tenderloin 5:37:33 PM
yep it's a sampled record for sure - my pleasure to share. it's fun! and man it's funky
Jon Solomon (host) 5:37:36 PM
Finished listening to that one right before Ahab's show kicked off.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:37:50 PM
Once we wrap Best of 2023 programming, fully expect you'll hear it.
DJ Tenderloin 5:39:22 PM
may you never wrap best of 2023! these have all been just tremendous shows. you do a good best of Jon Solomon! so much stuff I never heard
Jon Solomon (host) 5:40:27 PM
Unless I change course we'll go 4/4 next Wednesday and then kick off February with a bunch of new finds.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:40:35 PM
This 75 Dollar Bill piece is nice!
DJ Tenderloin 5:40:48 PM
that Ripple record btw I knew nothing about - just bought it on a whim, for my wife for xmas. i know she loves the old soul and funk and it just looked awesome
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:40:54 PM
And yay 4/4 for next Wednesday
Jon Solomon (host) 5:41:09 PM
First learned about it from our friend Pat and Clamour Club. That's what sent me down the Singularity Series hole!
DJ Tenderloin 5:41:50 PM
Quarterly Best of Shows!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:43:10 PM
Gotta make room for new stuff so I can do these Best of every January.
DJ Tenderloin 5:44:45 PM
of course.
DJ Tenderloin 5:44:56 PM
Weekly Best of Shows!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:48:41 PM
I'm not against it.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:56:26 PM
If you're looking for a good recipe, the kid made this carrot / tahini soup over the weekend and it was delicious.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:56:28 PM
DJ Tenderloin 5:59:34 PM
ever been to Cheu in Philly? they do this crazy matzoh ball kimchi soup there that's one of my faves
Travis in Color ado 5:59:35 PM
Put it in the book !
Brian D 5:59:52 PM
Nice long form stuff on my ride whew. Love it. We used to make a lemon, carrot, tahini sauce. Great on grilled veggies, fish etc. Kinda imitated the sauce at the old Dojo restaurant in NYC (rip)
Brian D 6:00:45 PM
Plus ya can't beat that bright orange color
Jon Solomon (host) 6:01:29 PM
Apparently a place around here does a kimchi bread I need to enjoy...
Jon Solomon (host) 6:02:06 PM
It might have been a focaccia?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:03:53 PM
Where did the first hour go????
DJ Tenderloin 6:09:10 PM
I think Telehealth sounds like Devo. in the best way...
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:10:25 PM
DJ Tenderloin, those are my thoughts too
DJ Tenderloin 6:13:53 PM
Rob MD - Caw! Caw! Go Ravens!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:14:56 PM
Yes, tres Devo.
DJ Tenderloin 6:16:04 PM
and this has a little bit o' feelies vibe no? i like it!
richard lyons:) 6:16:15 PM
Really enjoying the show! A lot of good music last year!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:17:59 PM
Richard, these are some of my favorite programs to do! Thank you. I always worry I don't listen to enough new releases and then come time to prep here we are.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:18:24 PM
Lewsberg are very VU including the standing drummer but they're also their own deal completely.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:18:25 PM
DJ Tenderloin, I'm not sportsy, but I support the Maryland team!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:19:15 PM
Especially since they are #1 in their league/division
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:19:44 PM
Although I'll be sad for Ms Swift in the Ravens win
DJ Tenderloin 6:19:59 PM
RobMD I feel exactly the same way -
DJ Tenderloin 6:20:35 PM
Baltimore the city could use a win
Jon Solomon (host) 6:21:53 PM
One could say the same for Detroit, though I don't think those teams will meet in the Super Bowl.
DJ Tenderloin 6:22:12 PM
This Chiefs game is no joke - that's gonna be a tough game. I'm hopeful. I'm not convinced this is the Ravens year. but I'm hopeful
Jon Solomon (host) 6:22:57 PM
Chiefs are better-built to beat Ravens than Lions are to top San Francisco.
DJ Tenderloin 6:24:03 PM
I would agree with that. I would also add - RAVENS ALL WAY! WOO HOO!
DJ Tenderloin 6:25:06 PM
ravens all THE way. see - i'm already too excited...
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:27:27 PM
I saw a Raven a half-mile from my house this morning. A Common Raven that is, along with three American Crows
Jon Solomon (host) 6:27:45 PM
I fell asleep and missed the end of the Packers / 49ers game. Alas!
DSM 6:31:27 PM
Howdy Jon! I totally forgot to listen to this Mammatus release in full, so this is a good reminder
Jon Solomon (host) 6:32:10 PM
This is a riff worth riding.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:32:31 PM
I had to cross-check with Captain Ahab so we didn't play it the same week!
DSM 6:33:06 PM
Wouldn't be the worst thing to hear twice tbh
Coffeemancer 6:35:11 PM
hello freaking based WPRB peoples
Jon Solomon (host) 6:35:32 PM
Coffeemancer! Good evening!
Coffeemancer 6:35:36 PM
Can I please request a Milk Can
Jon Solomon (host) 6:36:04 PM
Did they have a 2023 release?
Coffeemancer 6:36:48 PM
I don't know
Ossy 6:37:00 PM
evening jon!
TAndy 6:37:11 PM
Milkcan rules
Jon Solomon (host) 6:38:07 PM
Heya Ossy!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:38:38 PM
From PaRappa The Rapper?
DSM 6:39:59 PM
I would love to hear some PaRappa The Rapper
TAndy 6:41:34 PM
TAndy 6:42:13 PM
Second game stage 2 is the best song FACT
Francis 6:42:46 PM
Milk can? Sounds like a great band name
DSM 6:44:17 PM
I didn't even know there was a 2nd PTR game
DJ Pup 6:44:35 PM
I was fooled for a moment into thinking we were headed into an Eisbär cover
Jon Solomon (host) 6:44:53 PM
Ha, I was wondering if video game talk might summon DJ Pup to the chat and here you are!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:45:49 PM
DJ Pup...who is BACK ON THE SCHEDULE for Spring 2024!
David Shortell 6:46:53 PM
Jon, is there an audio archive of your last 25-Hour Holiday Show? I want to hear "Frosty" again.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:03 PM
David, I can make this easy for you.
DJ Pup 6:47:05 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:18 PM
DJ Tenderloin 6:47:21 PM
Baltimore represent with Horse Lords!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:41 PM
Name your price download, proceeds go to Doctors without Borders.
DJ Pup 6:47:41 PM
Very stoked to see Horse Lords in Philly at the end of march
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:47 PM
Oh? Where's the show?
DJ Pup 6:48:00 PM
Solar Myth
DJ Pup 6:48:09 PM
Believe its the 26th
Jon Solomon (host) 6:48:32 PM
I saw Martha's Vineyard Ferries will be supporting Mclusky in Philly come early March and Advance Base is in town right around then too.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:48:48 PM
I will try and make it. Thanks for the tip!
Ossy 6:49:31 PM
hi pup!
TAndy 6:49:44 PM
Sup Pup
Francis 6:51:02 PM
Doctors without Borders are some brave MFers. I had once thought about signing up with them, but am a little bit chicken about some of the places they go (and get killed occasionally)
Jon Solomon (host) 6:52:11 PM
I hear ya Francis. Had some pals who were delivering supplies to Ukraine by ground last year and I fully admit that is not something I think I am equipped to do.
DJ Pup 6:52:34 PM
Howdy howdy chat!
DSM 6:55:47 PM
Scarlett Johansson chandelier sketch comes to mind
Jon Solomon (host) 6:55:47 PM
Harbaugh to Chargers, speaking of football talk...
DJ Tenderloin 6:56:57 PM
this sounds like end credits for Ms Marvel? I like it. groovy
Jon Solomon (host) 6:57:58 PM
Habibi Funk does it again (and again and again).
Jon Solomon (host) 7:07:14 PM
Everyone good out there?
DJ Tenderloin 7:08:07 PM
all good here. making a cup of tea.
DJ Pup 7:09:05 PM
Just finished making tacos
Jon Solomon (host) 7:10:29 PM
Very nice. Very nice.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:11:03 PM
What sort of tea? What sort of tacos? America must know!
DJ Tenderloin 7:11:42 PM
Earl Gray with honey
DJ Tenderloin 7:11:58 PM
already had dinner
Jon Solomon (host) 7:19:46 PM
I had some leftover soup and a banana while Barged.
DJ Tenderloin 7:22:28 PM
I sometimes wonder if people are listening to something like this in their car, and then 5 minutes later they have no idea where they are anymore. I could totally see myself zoning out on this and ending up someplace completely different.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:23:25 PM
There are a couple podcasts I regularly put on while trying to fall asleep and I worry about listening to them in non-bedtime scenarios. I had to train myself to be able to hear one in the car!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:23:47 PM
You can definitely get lost in this piece.
Andrew Chalfen 7:24:12 PM
This is the stuff.
DJ Tenderloin 7:24:23 PM
"and there goes my exit...."
Jon Solomon (host) 7:25:00 PM
This whole tape is goooooooood.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:25:38 PM
"...and that's how I ended up in Delaware!"
Andrew Chalfen 7:30:23 PM
Reminds me of that Eric Hall album where he covers Reich’s Music for 18 Musicisns.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:30:59 PM
I should check that out.
DJ Tenderloin 7:31:37 PM
It kind of has the same effect as that track you played last week? the one with people counting at different speeds in the background?
Jon Solomon (host) 7:32:10 PM
Ah yes, Bill Orcutt.
DJ Tenderloin 7:32:17 PM
Rob from Maryland 🦅 7:35:16 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:35:30 PM
This record is a lot of fun.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:40:41 PM
RIP Melanie.
Roffle 7:41:22 PM
Lay down
Jon Solomon (host) 7:41:41 PM
Good evening, Roffle.
Roffle 7:42:53 PM
Hello Jon
Roffle 7:43:08 PM
Hi folks
DJ Tenderloin 7:48:43 PM
That Lalo Schifrin track was awesome
Roffle 7:52:19 PM
These January playlists so so go in the golden folder of copy and paste.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:53:40 PM
That's one quality folder.
Roffle 7:53:42 PM
More stuff? Oh yea! The windbreaker! Ready for spring!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:53:50 PM
In the mail! Literally!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:54:11 PM
We got the last of them packaged yesterday, then I went home and slept like a champ.
Roffle 7:54:46 PM
And fingers in a cramp
Jon Solomon (host) 7:55:05 PM
Roffle 7:55:30 PM
This band is too good to ever really go away
Jon Solomon (host) 7:56:10 PM
They'll keep doing things, Marissa is already playing a bunch of shows as Noun.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 7:56:12 PM
We really enjoyed the Lalo Schifrin track. And all the other 2023 pieces. Thanks for the show tonight, Jon!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:56:25 PM
Glad to have you on board, Rob!
Commie Francis 7:56:37 PM
i JUST got home from band practice aiee! i enjoyed what i heard while driving around!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:56:51 PM
Have a great show tonight. Psyched to listen on my way home.
Commie Francis 7:56:59 PM
bill just brought me a frozen burrito, ritz crackers and a girl scout cookie for dinner
Rob from Maryland 🦅 7:57:46 PM
That sounds like the perfect dinner
DJ Tenderloin 7:57:54 PM
thin mint i hope.
Commie Francis 7:58:55 PM
lemonade! my personal favorite
Jon Solomon (host) 7:59:23 PM
I did not know until this year that PA Girl Scout cookies and NJ Girl Scout cookies are not sold at the same time of year.
DJ Tenderloin 7:59:39 PM
'nuther great show tonight Jon! such good stuff. cheers - have a wonderful evening all -
Jon Solomon (host) 7:59:47 PM
But we can pick this up in Commie's Chat. Thanks, DJ Tenderloin!
Roffle 8:00:23 PM
Thanks from the sidelines for the lovely enhanced value tonight! Laterly Jon!
TAndy 8:01:16 PM
Thank you Jon!!