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Jon Solomon

Jun 19, 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.



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
5:08 PM
Osees - Cassius, Brutus & Judas
Osees Cassius, Brutus & Judas N
SORCS 80 Castle Face 2024
Out August 9th.
5:10 PM
Steve Beresford - Cicada
Steve Beresford Cicada
Dancing The Line WeWantSounds 2024


Originally released in 1985. Inspired by the fashion of Anne Marie Beretta.

5:12 PM
SUMAC - The Stone's Turn
SUMAC The Stone's Turn N
The Healer Thrill Jockey 2024
5:37 PM
Mesmer - Oceans
Mesmer Oceans
Oceans 2024

Local, with a video some are calling "too hot for Reddit."

5:40 PM
Paul Lytton, Joe McPhee & Ken Vandermark - One
Paul Lytton, Joe McPhee & Ken Vandermark One
Prime Numbers


Recorded by Malachi Ritscher at the 7th Annual Empty Bottle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, Friday, April 25, 2003.

5:58 PM
Neil Young - Lookout Joe
Neil Young Lookout Joe
Tonight's the Night Reprise 1975


6:01 PM
MEMORIALS - Acceptable Experience (Radio Edit)
MEMORIALS Acceptable Experience (Radio Edit) N
Acceptable Experience Fire 2024


Verity Susman and Matthew Simms (previously of Electrelane and Wire).

6:04 PM
Set Break
6:14 PM
The Jesus Lizard - Hide & Seek
The Jesus Lizard Hide & Seek N
Rack Ipecac 2024
Coming in September. How are we feeling about this one?
6:17 PM
Hamid El Shaeri - Yefkini Nesma'sotak
Hamid El Shaeri Yefkini Nesma'sotak
Habibi Funk 018: The SLAM! Years (1983 - 1988) V/A Habibi Funk 2021


6:21 PM
The Fall - Slates, Slags Etc.
The Fall Slates, Slags Etc. N
Slates (Live) EP Bella Union 2024
6:29 PM
The Bret Tobias Set - Fait Accompli
The Bret Tobias Set Fait Accompli
Fait Accompli 2024

Local. Out tomorrow.

6:32 PM
Tuluum Shimmering - The Soft Plume Moves with the Breath of the New Day, and the Ray of the Sun Touches it with Colour
Tuluum Shimmering The Soft Plume Moves with the Breath of the New Day, and the Ray of the Sun Touches it with Colour
The Mountains are Singing and the Roses are Singing 2023


7:03 PM
Pedro the Lion - Santa Cruz
Pedro the Lion Santa Cruz N
Santa Cruz Polyvinyl Records 2024
7:06 PM
Circus Lupus - Deviant Gesture Catalog
Circus Lupus Deviant Gesture Catalog
1990 9-Song Demo L.G. Records 2024


7:09 PM
Set Break
7:17 PM
The Anderson Council - 29:03
The Anderson Council 29:03
Live on WPRB
7:46 PM
Set Break
7:49 PM
Mary Timony - Untame the Tiger
Mary Timony Untame the Tiger N
Untame the Tiger Merge 2024
7:54 PM
Baroque Jazz Trio - Delhi Daily
Baroque Jazz Trio Delhi Daily
Pierre Barouh and the Saravah Sounds V/A WeWantSounds 2022


First released in 1970.

Chat is archived.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 4:59:56 PM
🎂 📱 🕷️
jimbooooo 5:00:30 PM
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:01:13 PM
Good afternoon everyone
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:01:31 PM
Hi Jimbeaux
Jon Solomon (host) 5:01:35 PM
Phew. Ok. Hi! Hello!
jimbooooo 5:01:48 PM
Yeauuux Rob MD 🍓🍓🍓
Jon Solomon (host) 5:02:34 PM
How is everyone today?
GW Carbo 5:03:03 PM
Excellent, Jon. Yourself?
jimbooooo 5:03:05 PM
My intertubes are flawed so I'm in visual only mode :(
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:03:13 PM
I'm sleepy, and I'm sad that James Chance died.
Dan Wade {2} 5:03:35 PM
Hi Jon, Hi everybody
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:03:36 PM
And I'm glad that the near-100-degree weather hasn't hit us in DC yet
jimbooooo 5:03:52 PM
contort yo self 💜
Jon Solomon (host) 5:04:19 PM
It has been hot here but not unbearable.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:04:49 PM
Hi Jon, GW Carbo, Dan Wade (2)
GW Carbo 5:05:18 PM
Picked blueberries, strawberries and raspberries right at high noon...lived to tell it.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:07:31 PM
Jon, yikes about that tornado!
Dan Wade {2} 5:07:35 PM
That (2) took about 6 months to show up.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:08:29 PM
So should I call you Dan Wade (6)? (2 + 6)? (2 x 6)?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:08:31 PM
Rob, the tornado touched down for 0.1 miles and messed up the post office parking lot something fierce but left everything else untouched.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:08:54 PM
On either side. It happened as I was leaving for Philadelphia and had zero idea until the next day even though it was just down the road.
.Fräncis 5:09:54 PM
My spider is "Verizon can't connect me" to that #. I'm highly dissapointed
Jon Solomon (host) 5:09:55 PM
A friend's dad went to Michigan and came back with lots of fresh-picked blueberries. Had some for breakfast today. Outstanding.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:10:17 PM
I appreciate you trying, Francis.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:11:16 PM
GW, I hear there's a local strawberry shortage? Friends who run an ice cream spot got 1/3 of the NJ berries they usually are delivered.
GW Carbo 5:13:09 PM
I'm in CT. Seemed plenty of every berry but I'm picking for a party of 2.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:13:14 PM
Jon, on June 5, central Maryland and nearby Virginia and West Virginia had a bunch of tornados. The two in my county passed >5-6 miles to my north, but maybe 1 mile to the north of my mother in law. I was on the phone with her during the last hour of your show, watching the same tv station as her, and reassuring her that the tornados were passing far enough from her that she wasn't in/no longer in danger
Jon Solomon (host) 5:13:46 PM
That's good news, GW. I drove past another "pick your own" place recently in NJ that was all picked out.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:14:01 PM
After the tornados were all over, my wife and I reminisced about the time there was a tornado near your house and you and your family went into your basement
Dan Wade {2} 5:14:15 PM
Maybe they're talking about the 3-wheeled motorcycle?
GW Carbo 5:14:20 PM
@ Rob Just rode the C and O through Maryland...wonderful!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:14:22 PM
That was one wild evening, Rob.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:14:44 PM
It sure was, Jon!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:15:03 PM
@ Carbo, cool. Do you remember which part?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:15:04 PM
This latest tornado that briefly touched down was a "EF-0 landspout."
Dan Wade {2} 5:15:44 PM
I'm inviting you all to my place next May for a few weeks of storm chasing
Dan Wade {2} 5:16:00 PM
(I'll be in the basement)
GW Carbo 5:17:08 PM
Took Amtrak to Cumberland. Rode to East Cont. Divide, then Clear Spring, then Harpers Ferry W.V., then DC. Train home.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:18:45 PM
Jon, thankfully it was a weak tornado! The June 5 ones were EF-0 and EF-1. But any tornado is potentially dangerous
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:19:07 PM
@ GW Carbo, how nice!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:19:44 PM
@Dan Wade, if you're in the basement, the storms will be chasing you?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:20:10 PM
I was shocked when I tried to go to the PO the next morning. Sure, it rained hard as I was driving to Philly but after 10-15 minutes it was all blue skies all night down there.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:20:19 PM
In Russia, storms chase YOU!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:20:30 PM
Jon et al, I saw that James Chance passed away yesterday :-(
Jon Solomon (host) 5:21:07 PM
I did see that. Will have some of his music up next week I expect. Was supposed to have a (potentially) nine hour meeting yesterday so I planned this show on Monday just to be safe...
Jon Solomon (host) 5:22:05 PM
There was also a song about Willie Mays I didn't get to pull!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:23:09 PM
Jon, I'm glad you weren't in the P.O. parking lot (and hopefully nobody else was either). One of the Maryland Jun. 5 tornados was on the ground for 9 miles!!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:23:31 PM
There was also a song about Willie Mays I didn't get to pull!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:23:34 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 5:24:11 PM
It was only when I went to a different post office that someone there showed me the photos of flipped cars when I asked why my first stop was closed.
GW Carbo 5:25:31 PM I heard Randy Bachman has a song called " Taking Care of Christmas"...every made the cut for your Xmas show?
Jon Solomon (host) 5:26:00 PM
I'd have to check when I'm not on-air (which I will try and do).
GW Carbo 5:26:41 PM
OK. I understand if your "busy".
Tyler Blaetz 5:27:16 PM
D j flex luther is that you
Jon Solomon (host) 5:27:17 PM
Wait, I think I *have* played this because it is shameless.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:27:30 PM
Just me, Tyler. Hello!
Dan Wade {2} 5:31:23 PM
Jason Gore played it on The Hawk Christmas show a couple years ago. It's truly awful
Jon Solomon (host) 5:31:49 PM
If I haven't played it, I believe I have it.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:32:07 PM
There's a Christmas "update" of 867-5309 too.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:32:19 PM
Ah, there's the riff to ride...
Tyler Blaetz 5:35:28 PM
Haha howdy Jon. Good to be here for another Wednesday
Jon Solomon (host) 5:37:11 PM
Welcome back!
Mary Jones 5:38:41 PM
I hear there’s a good video for this song that everyone should watch
Mary Jones 5:38:57 PM
Oh look! It’s in the playlist!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:39:41 PM
Mary, I hear it is "too hot for Reddit" and tonight's DJ has a brief cameo in it. These are things I'm hearing.
Mary Jones 5:40:11 PM
Interesting, interesting, people should look into it.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:40:13 PM
This video's got a lot of people talking!
Mary Jones 5:43:06 PM
Hello Dan {2}, I am very excited for the new Wheel of Randy episode
Jon Solomon (host) 5:44:40 PM
I, a person who will be caught up on his podcast listening later tonight, second this emotion.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 5:45:41 PM
What does "too hot for Reddit" mean? I almost never visit that site
Roffle 5:45:58 PM
Listening is so wonderfully addictive!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:46:51 PM
The director (and occasional chat participant) Classy Pat got banned from Reddit for posting about it. His ban was for stupid reasons that have little to do with the video itself but don't let that get in the way of my narrative.
Jon Solomon (host) 5:46:54 PM
Mary Jones 5:47:29 PM
Oh man, I hadn’t heard he was banned. Gimme a break.
Dan Wade {2} 5:47:30 PM
Thanks, it's been fun , so to speak. First guest is nuts
Jon Solomon (host) 5:48:56 PM
Apparently "promoting someone else's work" breaks a group rule.
Roffle 5:49:59 PM
Hey, earing on thru. Lovin' it!
Jon Solomon (host) 5:51:41 PM
In this chat, I encourage everyone to promote their work (or anyone else's work).
TAndy 5:54:56 PM
Roffle 5:55:32 PM
I have never known anyone to not promote the wonderful cool stuff they happen across. That is sorta unnatural to expect from anyone. However...
Jon Solomon (host) 5:55:37 PM
Roffle 5:56:01 PM
Yo Tamdy!
Roffle 5:57:30 PM
Tamdy, lol, hey TA
Jon Solomon (host) 5:58:32 PM
Anyone been watching Euro 2024 match play?
Roffle 5:58:40 PM
I suck on a phone
Roffle 5:59:42 PM
Not I for reasons. Who is the boss team?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:00:10 PM
I'm not sure who the favorite is? France, Germany or England perhaps?
Jon Solomon (host) 6:00:34 PM
Anyone seen Brian D. in the chat recently? If this didn't summon him, I'm not sure what will!
DJ Tenderloin 6:01:05 PM
Greetings DJ Jon Solomon! Greetings listeners & chatters! I came in at a good point - Neil!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:01:35 PM
DJ Tenderloin! This song was the biggest surprise of the Coco Leaves & Pearls set on Friday.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:01:43 PM
To the point that I couldn't place it.
DJ Tenderloin 6:02:46 PM
I found that clip of Neil talking about Santa Claus at the NJ show - from the link you sent me. I could clip it out and send it to you
Jon Solomon (host) 6:03:12 PM
Oh thank you. I still have the set bookmarked. He mentions Santa twice!
DJ Tenderloin 6:04:04 PM
Oh! I will continue to dig through it then. Good set btw! Yours of course, but also Neil's.
Roffle 6:08:59 PM
I need to ask Brian D about next week's lotto numbers. He might just know. He is so on it. Lol
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:10:46 PM
DJ Tenderloin 6:13:55 PM
See No Evil is one of my all time fave songs. Top 5 I bet
Dennisons 6:14:27 PM
Love all the pizza pics, Jon.
Dennisons 6:15:10 PM
On FB.
.Fräncis 6:17:05 PM
New?? Jesus Lizard? awesome
Jon Solomon (host) 6:17:56 PM
If you want to follow @upcloseandpizzanel on Instagram, the creator of this account will thank you (with more close-ups of pizzas).
Jon Solomon (host) 6:18:10 PM
It was a great cover of a cover, DJ Tenderloin.
.Fräncis 6:19:23 PM
Funny story - While my brother and I were waiting to see JesusLizard and some of the Amphet Reptile bands iin the late 80's, a tour bus came through the East Village. Buncha fat midwest tourists got out, took pictures of the "punks" (us), and got back in and left
Roffle 6:20:06 PM
Pizzanel? Now that's worthy!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:23:26 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:24:05 PM
If you missed the top of the show, all Spring 2024 WPRB Membership Drive premiums have shipped!!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:24:14 PM
Who will get a swag bag first?!
Roffle 6:26:09 PM
I hear that Francis. I have village open mic stories and being there that even I can't believe
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:27:44 PM
@Francis, your story reminds me of the time I was on the National Mall in DC in July 1984 iirc for a Rock Against Reagan bash. Some midwestern tourists were walking toward me and two Siouxsie clones who happened to be walking near me. The tourists had apparently never seen punks before and were all agog. It was all I could do to not laugh at the tourists and their amazement. (I was dressed pretty normallly fwiw.)
DJ Tenderloin 6:28:50 PM
I was at Rock Against Reagan! Great show. Hot day.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:28:52 PM
When I went to Amsterdam as a pre-teen there were lots of "postcards of punks" for sale.
Roffle 6:29:57 PM
OMGosh, I do need to change my mailing address. Thanks for that minder. Lol
Jon Solomon (host) 6:33:49 PM
Too late for these packages but hopefully it'll find you (or come back here).
Jon Solomon (host) 6:34:01 PM
Time for some cooling grooves.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:35:04 PM
Jon, thanks for playing Tuluum Shimmering!
Rob from Maryland 🦅 6:35:57 PM
And The Fall was great too!
Jon Solomon (host) 6:36:35 PM
This new old live Fall release is an interesting one. Slates re-done track-by-track via live recordings.
DJ Tenderloin 6:39:14 PM
this is super groovy and chill. good come down music. Jon / Rob fr MD - is this fairly indicative of the album?
TAndy 6:39:53 PM
I already know it's gonna be a good night when I hear Tuluum Shimmering 🥰
Jon Solomon (host) 6:40:12 PM
Yes. They were doing an extended "cover" every month but this is 3x CDRs of originals. Most of which are this length / mood / dare I say "vibe?"
DJ Tenderloin 6:42:03 PM
cool. thx. putting together a slideshow from a trip i took and this music would be perfect for part of it. it's very transportive!
DJ Tenderloin 6:42:40 PM
btw me and my wife were married in Tuluum, Mexico
Jon Solomon (host) 6:43:03 PM
I think this would suit a slideshow indeed.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:43:38 PM
Francis, going back a goodly while that song by The Jesus Lizard is off a brand new album out in September.
Roffle 6:44:50 PM
Great tracks here.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:47:05 PM
Thank you. Some gems still to come too.
Roffle 6:49:24 PM
Packages are holding at the PO box Jon. No worries there. Weird maths beyond my control. The power up there does it's thing. I'm just a witness. Lol.
Dennisons 6:51:32 PM
Followed pizzanel, thanks! Was floating in a pool listening to this song by the way. Mary said it’s perfect floating music.
Jon Solomon (host) 6:52:15 PM
Floating music is a perfect way to describe it.
Roffle 6:52:29 PM
Good to float sometimes
DJ Tenderloin 6:53:16 PM
floating over here
Roffle 6:54:12 PM
Pizzanel still cracks me up though. 😉
DJ HOG wprb 6:56:31 PM
Tuluum shimmering. <333333
DJ HOG wprb 6:56:36 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 6:57:50 PM
One complaint is that this piece isn't long enough. Otherwise, no notes.
Carlos Ramone. 6:59:11 PM
Greeting from an hot and humid Montco
Jon Solomon (host) 6:59:24 PM
Welcome on in, Carlos.
Roffle 7:01:12 PM
That is the only issue with some of the amazing things. Hope you have aircon there Carlos.,
Dennisons 7:01:38 PM
Roffle 7:01:44 PM
Too short!
Carlos Ramone. 7:03:08 PM
@roffle. I work in AC all day , while someone else pays for it
Carlos Ramone. 7:03:25 PM
Trying to get by without it at home
TAndy 7:04:16 PM
Roffle 7:06:30 PM
Gosh, I hope you at least have fans. Looking at the cool mountains of Mexico for a bit myself. Cooler than most places there. Lol
Carlos Ramone. 7:10:23 PM
@roffle.. not that I should be giving any advice but….Bamboo sheets in hot weather are great..light and takes any sweat right off you
Roffle 7:14:00 PM
@Carlos, My girlfriend went back to China, but left me a cool bamboo pillow that is awesome in summer. They figured that one out thousands of years ago. Cool! Pun intended.😉
Ossy 7:14:39 PM
Evening Jon! Happy Juneteenth ♥💚🖤
Roffle 7:16:04 PM
Hey Ossy!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:17:57 PM
The same to you and yours, Ossy. Great to have you here tonight (and all other nights).
DJ Tenderloin 7:24:48 PM
It's got like a Jam- like / Taxman quality. Nice power pop
Ossy 7:25:22 PM
Hi Roffle!
Jon Solomon (host) 7:26:04 PM
They're still going in 2024, latest record came out last year.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:26:11 PM
Jon Solomon (host) 7:27:12 PM
Speaking of such qualities, hope everyone going to see Ted Leo + The Pharmacists in Asbury Park tonight have a terrific time.
DJ Tenderloin 7:27:35 PM
Dot org? interesting. They'd be a good pair with my friend's band The Donuts
Jon Solomon (host) 7:29:30 PM
Please note: Conduit no longer exists in 2024.
DJ Tenderloin 7:30:11 PM
I know Randy Now's Man Cave. Donuts played there once
Jon Solomon (host) 7:44:05 PM
Does anyone in the chat tonight have a wall-attached mailbox they especially like? Time has come to replace ours and I'd like something art deco-ish but not bank breaking...
Jon Solomon (host) 7:44:26 PM
(I know this is a very specific, out of nowhere question.)
DJ Tenderloin 7:46:05 PM
I'm guessing Restoration Hardware, Jon.
Jon Solomon (host) 7:46:14 PM
Good idea.
DJ Tenderloin 7:47:02 PM
It's not the worst idea
Jon Solomon (host) 7:50:04 PM
I saw something in the West Elm world that was pretty good but I need to check if mailbox hole spaces are universal or if I'll need some sort of brick-entering drill to make this work...
Jon Solomon (host) 7:50:46 PM
A few I found online can come with numbers in fancy fonts already printed.
TAndy 7:56:41 PM
Thanks for the show Jon!
DJ Tenderloin 7:56:51 PM
Dinner awaits! Hasta Luego - great show Jon. Have a great night all
Jon Solomon (host) 7:57:34 PM
Thank you both! Was a good time.
Space Cowboy 7:57:47 PM
On the way to seeing blushing..... Any chance of hearing some?
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:17 PM
My show ends in two minutes but hopefully the next DJ looks at these words...
Jon Solomon (host) 7:58:25 PM
Thanks for ducking in, SC.
Space Cowboy 8:00:50 PM