Past Special Programs on WFMU
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"Interview with Paris Flammonde About the Mask of New Orleans"
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #620 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Major Stars
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Cambridge, MA's best are back to burn down this place once again. The six piece psychedelic rock combo play on Brian's show hot on the heels of their brand new Drag City release "Mirror/Messenger", out on November 20th, and preceding their show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC later that week on December 8th. Anyone with even the slightest interest in the modern-day mind-melt power of electric guitar knows that this is thee band, especially live. Don't miss. And contrary to what CMJ says, their singer Sandra Barrett was not in the L.A. Guns.


Dew-Claw
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Dew-Claw is the new project from former Hypnolovewheel guitarist Stephen Hunking. The debut album is called "Licked".


Ian Nagoski
Monday, December 3rd, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Woody's show
78 enthusiast and owner of True Vine Record Shop in Baltimore, Ian Nagoski will be dropping by WFMU to play and talk about rare 78 recordings from all over the world. His recent collection entitled "The Black Mirror" issued by the Dust to Digital label, spans the years 1918-1955 and consists of 78s that have never before been reissued. Tune in to hear long forgotten music from Syria, Bali, Scotland, Thailand, Ukraine, China, Camaroon, India, and beyond.


Canadian Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq
Saturday, December 1st, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

This month Rob Weisberg will present three segments he recorded at the 2007 WOMEX world music convention in Sevilla, Spain. Curiously, all three involve artists from cold northerly climes. For this week's first installment, Rob shares a succulent Spanish lunch with the charismatic young Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq. Tanya hails from Nunavut in arctic Canada. She has morphed traditional Inuit throat-singing into her own wildly dynamic, very un-traditional vocal style. Tanya, who has collaborated with Bjork as well as the Kronos Quartet, showcased with her own ensemble at WOMEX and she'll be in New York at the BAM Cafe in March.


Frank Allen of The Searchers
Saturday, December 1st, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Frank Allen of The Searchers about their many #1 hits, his early days in Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, and what it was like to be the 2nd biggest band from Liverpool. We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Dave-the-Spazz has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener JC Kaelin steers the ship!
Saturday, December 1st, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Ron English
Friday, November 30th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

Artist Ron English, known for his anti-corporate art, returns to WFMU and this time will be joined by his two young kids Zephyr, age 12 and Mars age 9 (both featured in his new book Son Of Pop) who will perform a short live set to include their cover of Wesley Willis' "Rock N Roll McDonalds".


Dave Jones Xperience
Thursday, November 29th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Dave Jones Xperience (formerly of Agnostic Front, Out Group, Clinched Fist, and Mental Abuse) will drop by Pat's show to play live cuts from his new "Mean People Suck!" CD.


Penn Kemp & Chris Meloche
Thursday, November 29th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
This week, the home of aural sweeties presents a new three-part sound-work from sound-poet Penn Kemp and electroacoustic composer Chris Meloche, entitled "Xtra Text/Ure".


"Interview with Paris Flammond on the Anniversary of President Kennedy's Assassination
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #619 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series.


Jim Dunbar
Monday, November 26th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Jim Dunbar, one of the producers of the soundtrack for Todd Haynes' fictional Bob Dylan bio film "I'm not There," (as well as many other films) stops by.


Greta Gertler and The Extroverts
Monday, November 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Oz Yorker (Australian New Yorker), Greta Gertler shares musical treats from her album "Edible Restaurant" (to be released at Joe's Pub on Friday, November 30th) with members of her psychedelic tuba-rock band, The Extroverts. Their music ranges from the heartiest goulash you've ever heard, to cucumber-sandwichy snacks of sound.


SPECIAL: Colombian Music in NYC with Pablo Mayor and Anna Povich de Mayor
Saturday, November 24th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Rob Weisberg and guests offer a preview of the annual NYC Colombian music scene marathon showcase, the Colombian Music Encounter. This year's event happens December st1 at the Zipper Theatre, 336 W. 37th St., 4pm-1am. Pianist Pablo Mayor and his flautist wife Anna lead the roots-tinged jazz ensemble Folklore Urbano -- one of the many groups on the 2007 Encounter lineup. They also run Chonta Records, a label dedicated to putting out CDs by Colombian artists, especially those based in New York. We'll hear music by many of the artists playing the Zipper Theatre event on the 1st, and learn about the ever-growing NYC Colombian scene.


Bob Moore
Saturday, November 24th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Bob Moore the legendary Nashville session musician who's played on 17,000 recording sessions - including hits with George Jones, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Simon & Garfunkel, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Patsy Cline... well, you get the idea. We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Evan Muse has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Dave Renard spins!
Saturday, November 24th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on The Listener Hour

Listener Dave Renard from the 33/45 blog spins mellow psych-rock and spacey sounds.


Bob W. fills in for Billy Jam with guest Paul Steely White
Friday, November 23rd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Bob W.'s show
Paul Steely White is the Executive Director of Transportation Alternative, the New York City based bike and pedestrian non-profit advocacy group. They'll talk about recent events in the NYC biking world, including what's up with those supposed "bike lanes", what to do if you have a run in with a cab, and also the recent tragic death of cyclist Sam Hindy on the Manhattan Bridge.


Crispin Glover
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
It's Back To The Future this Thursday night when Clay Pigeon interviews actor, director, musician, author, and provocateur Crispin Glover on The Dusty Show. The mercurial Glover is in town to promote his new film "It Is Fine - Everything Is Fine," which opens at the IFC Center in Manhattan this weekend.


Bryan the Intrepid Hunter of Vinyl Waste
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
One of the world's leading garbage-dump research Doctors visits Ergo in the Phactory to talk about one of his favourite finds: an archaic collection of what seem to be Japanese 78RPM vinyl records. As well as playing out the shellac slabs in their entirety, Ergo will be using them for a full show of sound-collage, and Bryan the Intrepid Hunter will be giving top tips for sifting through garbage and escaping the crusher.


"Veterans' Day Interview with John Loftus"
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #618 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Cyrus Chestnut AND Stacey Kent
Monday, November 19th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut recently recorded a CD of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. He visits The Speakeasy to discuss this seemingly strange combination of jazz and the King. His new CD is called "Cyrus Plays Elvis". You can see and hear Cyrus performing this music at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC from November 23rd-25th.

Then, singer Stacey Kent talks about her new CD, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram". Stacey will be performing In New York at Birdland from November 27th through December 2nd.


Quartet San Francisco
Monday, November 19th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Passionate about mixing American genres of music, Quartet San Francisco's unified purpose is to perform everything from tango to jazz, classical to Latin, contemporary to world music, in a manner authentic to the roots of each. On their latest disc, "Whirled Chamber Music", Quartet San Francisco covers a broad range of artists from Raymond Scott to Duke Ellington to Average White band. They drop by Irene's program today to perform live.


John Kelsey and Christopher Williams: Radio Danièle
Sunday, November 18th, 2007, 9pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

This live broadcast by artists John Kelsey and Christopher Williams continues their Radio Danièle project, an ongoing series of radio programs they created for broadcast in Bologna and Zurich. Joined by Emily Sunblad and a few additional surprise guests, the artists discuss and present selections from Radio Danièle contributors, including Seth Price, Rita Ackermann, Lawrence Weiner, David Grubbs, Dan Graham, Jack Smith, Martin Kippenberger, among many others.

This broadcast is the final of three programs on WFMU as part of PERFORMA07, a festival of performance art across NYC. Commissioned by PERFORMA Radio, this series expands the field of performance into radio-space by inviting visual artists use radio as an artistic medium.


WOMEX post-mortem: The latest in world music via Europe
Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WOMEX is the annual world music industry convention, something like a mini-CMJ for world music moguls, musicians, pundits and enthusiasts, most recently held in October in lovely Sevilla, Spain. Rob Weisberg attended, along with journalists Tad Hendrickson (Global Rhythm magazine), Tom Pryor (National Geographic World Music) and Anastasia Tsioulcas (PRONOUNCED: Sool-Kuss) (Billboard). The four globetrotting pals reconvene on this edition of Transpacific Sound Paradise to turn us on to the best music they heard at the festival and pass along the latest breaking developments in the many areas of world music.


Joey Spampinato of NRBQ
Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Joey Spampinato, bass player & songwriter from NRBQ! We'll hear about Joey's audition with the Rolling Stones, we'll find out what nick-name Chuck Berry called him, and we'll try to find out the secret behind his unique bass playing technique. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Joe Belock has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Jed Hershon spins the platters that matter
Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Connie T. Empress and The Horned Consort
Thursday, November 15th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Connie T. Empress (The Empress of Soul) and The Horned Consort (The Green Man of Black Vinyl) drop by with their favorite 45s! Expect special appearances from Don Bombard and Bob Shannon as well!


Marissa Nadler
Thursday, November 15th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Pastoral goth princess Marissa Nadler brings her honey-throated songs to WFMU. Trouble urges you to wake up early, brew plenty of coffee, and sit yourself in the middle of your favorite grassy field to enjoy.


Caroline Bergvall
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

Poet and text-based artist Caroline Bergvall is in town from London to read at MoMA's Hell. Bergvall's audiotexts are musical, uncanny, and downright compelling. In addition to reading some of her works and presenting some sounds, she'll chat with Rupture about plurilinguality. About face. About figs. About pets.


Keith D'arcy
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Keith D'arcy is the soft rock king. Don't test him, he'll cut you. From grooved out soul-jazz guitar workouts to self pressed folk to brazilian yatch rock, Keith is a serious archivist, a top record dealer, and had a hand in the excellent Susan Christie re-issue on the Finder's Keepers label. $mall Change has been threatening to get him down to WFMU for years, so sharpen the notepads and open up the pencils!


"Miscellaneous Articles and Updates"
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #617 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Urges
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Smokin' hot new garage/psych band out of Dublin, Ireland come to the U.S. for the first time, ready to rock. Discovered by WFMU's Bill Kelly!


Elizabeth and the Catapult
Monday, November 12th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Born-romantic Elizabeth Zinman wrote her first song at age six, banging out melodies on an old upright in a Greenwhich Village laundry room. Elizabeth melds equal parts Debussy-styled melodies with a Beatle-istic sensibilty for Baroque pop delivered in her sultry voice. She hooked up with multi-instrumentalist Dan Molad and the other members of the Catapult, whose unique collection of skills add a jazzy tone to the music. They play live in the studio, while a new Elizabeth and The Catapult album is in the works.


Ryan Gander and Dexter Sinister
Sunday, November 11th, 2007, 9pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

British artist Ryan Gander and New York-based collective Dexter Sinister combine forces to mix media, in this case TV and radio. Tonight, selections of Gander's earlier sound works merge with a TV pilot script for eight characters written by the artists. The broadcast takes place in conjunction with a performative presentation, where a live audience will gather around an array of old radios, all tuned to WFMU.

This broadcast is the second of three programs on WFMU as part of PERFORMA07, a festival of performance art across NYC. Commissioned by PERFORMA Radio, this series expands the field of performance into radio-space by inviting visual artists use radio as an artistic medium.


Digger & the Pussycats
Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

All the way from Melbourne, Australia come the insane power duo of Digger and the Pussycats! For just two guys, Digger and the Pussycats make a ton of hellacious rock and roll noise, calling to mind the Stooges, Radio Birdman, Cosmic Psychos, Lazy Cowgirls, and the Oblivians! Digger and the Pussycats recorded this session last month while in the US on their crazed world tour -- currently they are touring cities near you in South Korea!


Eddie Floyd
Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Soul music legend Eddie Floyd. We'll find out about Eddie's early days with The Falcons, and get the stories behind his great Stax hits like "Knock On Wood" and the scores of hits he wrote for other acts like Wilson Picket and Sam & Dave! We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Dennis Diken has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Greg Winter spins his favorite Record Fair finds!
Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Afrika Islam, Donald D, & DJ Supreme
Friday, November 9th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Legendary Bronx B-boys Donald D and Afrika Islam along with fellow Zulu Nation member and longtime UK DJ Supreme (best known for his membership in Hijack) will be joining Billy Jam in the WFMU studios on November 9th to play music from each of their illustrious careers and talk about their respective roles in the history of hip-hop. From the genre's 1970s beginnings in the Boogie Down Bronx, their common membership in Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate, and right up to their current recording and performing activities, no conversational stone will be unturned. All three artists will be in town for the 34th Zulu Nation Anniversary.


World War IX
Thursday, November 8th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

NYC knuckleheads, World War IX, return to the WFMU airwaves with a new singer for a live, in studio, punk rock blowout! How they'll get past security remains a complete mystery.


Albert Ayler documentarian Kasper Collin
Thursday, November 8th, 2007, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Seven years in the making, My Name is Albert Ayler is a new documentary about the iconic avant-garde saxophonist. Obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it, Ayler said in his own words "If people don't like it now, they will". In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York's East River, aged 34. Director Kasper Collin will phone in for an interview to be broadcast the morning of the US theatrical premiere at the Anthology Film Archives. (THIS SHOW IS WEBCAST ONLY)


Kalup Linzy
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
A recent recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, Linzy will perform songs and discuss his playful use of altered voices and bodies, his relationship to the greats of gospel and soul, and much more.


Alex of the Voices Collective
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall Change welcomes longtime UK selectah Alex of the Voices Collective. Based in London for over a decade, Alex has thrown down many an afterhour warehouse party and had residencies at esteemed spots like Plastic People.


"Going Native, Part 3: Homeland Insecurity"
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #616 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Sic Alps
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

If most so-called modern psych and garage bands seem to have trodden paths a bit too familiar with you these days, enter the Sic Alps, a Bay Area combo joyfully stuffing the Nuggets Box roster into a reverb-soaked trash compactor and extracting busted-up remnants at leisure. While the Alps' junkpile approach to classic rock via wasted echo-chamber vocals and lost-in-space mod guitars might sound like a bad trip to some, there's a real cohesion and weirdly tuneful vibe carried through the scuzz that might make their new LP Description of the Harbor one of your year's faves.


The Thanes
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Scottish beat legends the Thanes come to WFMU straight off their triumphant appearance at the Cavestomp festival on a rare trip to the U.S.


Simone Dinnerstein
Monday, November 5th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
A visit from Simone Dinnerstein, concert pianist and daughter of painter Simon Dinnerstein, who's new self-produced recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations hit the Billboard Classical charts at #1


We Are the Arm
Monday, November 5th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

We Are the Arm brings synthesizers and strangeness to WFMU from upstate New York. With sounds that could be filed under art damage and post-punk, We Are the Arm's paranoid songs are fit to be the soundtrack for a malevolent alien invasion (they've opened up for Gary Wilson, after all). Roll the Super 8 and prepare to submit to your overlords.


Francis Baudevin
Sunday, November 4th, 2007, 9pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Listen in for the world-premiere of a specially-commissioned sound piece by Swiss abstract painter Francis Baudevin. Drawing from dozens of albums from his personal collection of his experimental music, this new work is an extreme accumulation of continuous sound that can be at times a densely packed barrage of information, and at others, an extended moment of almost-stillness. The beginning and the end of the work is marked by a "jingle" appropriated from an early vinyl copy of Terry Riley's "In C".

This broadcast is the first of three programs on WFMU as part of PERFORMA07, a festival of performance art across NYC. Commissioned by PERFORMA Radio, this series expands the field of performance into radio-space by inviting visual artists use radio as an artistic medium.


Dave the Spazz fills in for Jones & X. Ray live from the Record Fair with musical guests Sato & Jonny!
Sunday, November 4th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Come down and be a part of the magic! The Record Fair will be held at 125 W. 18th St., in NYC. More info here.


Guest DJ: Olivier Conan of Barbes
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Olivier Conan is a member of the bands Las Rubias Del Norte and Chicha Libre. And he's the co-instigator of Transpacific Sound Paradise's remote broadcasts from Barbes, the nightspot he co-owns in Brooklyn, and he also runs the Barbes record label. The label's latest release "The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru" is a revelatory collection of chicha - a heretofore obscure variation of Colombian cumbia played by Peruvian bands in the 70s. He will introduce us to the CD and some tracks that didn't make it. We'll also hear other Peruvian styles, some vintage Colombian cumbia, Cuban electric guitar music, and whatever else Olivier comes up with from his bountiful collection.


John "Bucky" Wilkin
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with John "Bucky" Wilkin of Ronny and the Daytonas, who formed in Nashville while John was still in high schooll and scored big in 1964 with the hit "Little GTO". We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, we'll find out what #1 hit song Rex has left in Michael's Mailbox, and we'll check in with correspondents reporting live from the WFMU Record Fair.


Indonesian Radio Special with Listener Steve Roe
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
As you prepare to spend your last dollar (and more!) at this year's Record Fair tune in to The Listener Hour when Steve Roe will present sixty folk, pop, dangdut, and kecak packed minutes of Indonesian Radio Scanning. Indonesia is considered by many to be the wild west of radio. It's good, it's bad, it's ugly !! Yeehaw!!


SPECIAL: "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" -- Part 5 (Conclusion)
Friday, November 2nd, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
The sensational John Coltrane documentary wraps up today as Doug Schulkind airs the fifth and final hour-long installment beginning at 11 AM. Highlights this week include: Trane's fascination with African tonal languages, his rock-star tour of Japan, and why he'd stop playing his horn on stage and just beat his chest and howl in the microphone. Listen for hang-on-every-word interviews with Alice Coltrane, Babatunde Olatunji, Archie Shepp, and many more. Remember to tune in this Friday at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Felix Kubin
Thursday, November 1st, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
The whirlwind wizard of the ivories takes a trip into the Phuj Phactory to present his Pataphysical Tape Club. Oh yes.


Wolmar Gottschall Filho
Thursday, November 1st, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Wolmar Gottschall Filho, Brazilian record dealer, in town for the upcoming WFMU record fair, is sitting in on This is the Modern World, on November 1st. He'll be spinning some of the rare and fantastic Brazilian sounds he'll be selling at the fair. Tune in and start writing out your shopping list!


"Going Native, Part 2: German Foreign Policy and its Implications"
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #615 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Tony Sagger
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The throaty snarl of the bands Sagger and the Night Terrors, Tony Sagger unveils his one-man band. Find out why his crooning has been aptly described as Lemmy's evil brother from Wisconsin. Rock!


Ed Askew with Joshua Burkett
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on Hatch's show

After languishing in obscurity for decades, the music of idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Ed Askew is finally getting the attention it deserves. "Ask The Unicorn", his 1968 debut album for ESP-Disk, has often been compared to the work of labelmates Pearls Before Swine. Askew's equally wonderful second album, "Little Eyes", was recorded a few years later but remained unreleased until the De Stijl label pressed a limited edition LP in 2003. This year, they've finally made it available on CD. Although Askew once accompanied himself on a kind of Latin American soprano guitar called a tiple, carpal tunnel syndrome now prevents him from playing. For this live session, contemporary psychedelic folk artist Joshua Burkett will be playing the instrument for him.


One Man Machine AND the 3B Group
Monday, October 29th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Liz Berg's show
New Orleans musician Bernard Pearce (aka One Man Machine) stops by to share a few of his new recordings. Then, Manhattan artists Ron Beach Jr. and Adam Krueger discuss happenings at their new art collective, the 3B Group, as well as share the story of how they were kicked off of My Space.


The Sonic Chicken 4
Saturday, October 27th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Combining equal parts 60s garage, punk rock, pop hooks, and full-on crazed banana-dom, Sonic Chicken 4 melds the sound of bands as disparate as the Swingin' Medallions, Velvet Underground, Lurkers, Swamp Rats, Sonics, Modern Lovers, The Boys, the Gories, and the Mummies into their own coherently disjointed and beautiful mess! This French band is currently touring the US to support their brand new album on In The Red Records.


Ray Stevens
Saturday, October 27th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ray Stevens about his days as a Nashville session musician, the music scene in Branson, Missouri, and his many #1 hits like "The Streak", "Everything Is Beautiful", and "Osama-Yo'Mama". We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Ken Freedman has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Yeti Magazine Publisher Mike McGonigal picks the hits!
Saturday, October 27th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Amir Sulaiman
Friday, October 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
California poet, emcee, educator, and activist Amir Sulaiman, who will be in the New York area for a concert exclusively featuring Muslims in hip-hop, will join Billy Jam to play music from his new album "Like A Thief", talk about the role of conscious hip-hop in the bling era, and discuss the struggles of being a Muslim hip-hopper in post 9/11 America.


SPECIAL: "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" -- Part 4
Friday, October 26th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" continues as Doug Schulkind airs Part 4: "Searching For The One", a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Coltrane's link with Malcolm X and the Black Liberation movement, Trane's fascination with African drums, the John Gilmore/John Coltrane connection, and Trane telling of the gig one night in New Jersey when he pulled his band off the stage. Also, hear riveting interviews with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, and many more. Remember to tune in this Friday, October 26th, as this program will not be archived.


Chesty Malone and the Slice 'em Ups
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Kick'em in the face punk rock with lot of blood, guts, and guitars.


Miriam Linna of Norton Records
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Norton Records' effervescent Miriam Linna drops by with crates of crazed and frantic rock & roll records to lay on the Music To Spazz By audience!


Mustafio
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
A visit to the Phuj Phactory from Cossack hunting wizard of doom-filth-poultry, Mustafio. The man with the feisty tangle will present a 20 minute spoken-word opus. He is a tough nut to crack.


Uncommon Records Crew
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Tune in as Noah is joined by Nasa and his labelmates like partner in rhyme Cirrus as well as Karniege, Masai Bey, and Centri. Exclusive and never before heard jams from all of Uncommon Records' catalog as well as rap chit chat.


"Oleaginous Diplomacy Who Talks Nowadays of the Armenians?"
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #614 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Cadaver Eyes
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Hailing from Israel, Cadaver Eyes went from being a one-man grindcore outfit to becoming a full-blown ensemble that includes members of the groups Lietterschpich and Barbara. Utilizing samples, low frequencies, and other assorted electronic elements, Cadaver Eyes conjure up equal parts Voivod, Residents, Swans, Butthole Surfers, Carcass, and Khanate into a blurred combo of noise-blast insanity and creeping doom.


The Grip Weeds AND Andy Bopp
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
New Jersey's own powerhouse pop-psyche band extraordinaire returns to rock WFMU one more time. The band, named after John Lennon's character in the film "How I Won the War", has just released "House of Vibes Revisited", an expanded and remixed version of their 1994 debut album. Among the bonus tracks are live performances on Bob Brainen's show from the Grip Weeds' very first appearance on WFMU. Catch them live later that week on October 26th at Magnetic Field in Brooklyn.

Andy Bopp, the man behind such power-pop icons as Myracle Brah and Love Nut, delivers a solo acoustic set and will fill us all in on music business adventures such as "how to survive being dropped by a major label". Catch Myracle Brah at the Lakeside Lounge on October 24th, and yell for their cover of "Chevy Van"!!


Matthew Perpetua of Fluxblog
Monday, October 22nd, 2007, 6am - 9am
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Matthew Perpetua, editor of fluxblog.org, is in the process of writing about every single goddamn R.E.M. song ever created. We'll see how that's going for him, and hear three hours of R.E.M-related music and talk.


Jay Reatard
Saturday, October 20th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Fresh off the success of his classic In The Red album BLOOD VISIONS, and his EP Night of Broken Glass EP comes Jay Reatard!! The super-prolific and super- intense Jay Reatard brings his band through to the Cherry Blossom Clinic. He promises to bring WFMU an extra special and exclusive set of material that he has NOT been playing on his recent tour!


Bones Howe
Saturday, October 20th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Bones Howe, the legendary producer whose work includes hits with The Turtles, The Association, The 5th Dimension, Tom Waits, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, and more. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Charlie has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Max Tundra's Rotogravure
Saturday, October 20th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Max Tundra takes a break from his weekly show on Resonance FM to offer up a selection of tunes he wishes they'd play more of on London's radio stations.


SPECIAL: "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" - Part 3
Friday, October 19th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
The amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" rolls on as Doug Schulkind airs Part 3: A Love Supreme, a 1-hour segement beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Interviews with Archie Shepp, Max Roach, and Rashied Ali, rare tape of Coltrane answering his critics, learning that Trane had a jolly laugh, and ear-chilling evidence that Trane based his anthem "Alabama" on the sound of Martin Luther King's voice during his famous eulogy to the four girls killed in Birmingham. Remember to tune in live this Friday, October 19th, as this program will not be archived.


Monotonix
Thursday, October 18th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Monotonix are a three piece, super loud garage punk band from Tel-Aviv, Israel known for their blistering, feedback laden, pop'n'roll madness.


"The Socialism of Fools, Part 2: American Dreyfus"
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #613 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Steve Mackay & the Blue Prostitutes
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Steve Mackay may be best known as the sax blaster on the Funhouse record; for the last four years he's continued to bring Iggy and the Stooges' reunion shows to a second-half frenzy, still blazing on the same tenor he used back in 1970. Steve's also been deeply involved with assorted experimental and improvised units worldwide within the Radon label collective; today he returns to Brian's show fronting the Blue Prostitutes, made up of members of Temple of Bon Matin, Volcano the Bear, and more.


The Makes Nice
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This mod power pop trio out of San Francisco burst onto the scene with not one but TWO new albums this year! Power AND pop AND great songs AND great hooks AND great harmonies... you get the idea!



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