Past Special Programs on WFMU
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The Mouth Show
Saturday, September 8th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Zimbabwean vocalist / throat singer / human beatbox Akim Ndlovu, founder of the group Dha-Fusion, demonstrates African and Asian traditional styles as well as vocal techniques of his own invention. And jawharpist Lena Strayhorn shows the many ways this portable yet powerful instrument is played around the world.


The Detachment Kit
Friday, September 7th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
This new band from Chicago rocks a totally fresh DC meets DIY sound. Think Nation of Ulysses meets olde Pavement. Or Fugazi crossed with Unrest. These guys are really good and so is the session they recorded for WFMU so don't miss this show! ( And don't miss them on Sept 14th at the Village Underground with Internat'l Noise Conspiracy!)


Enon
Thursday, September 6th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
New York's Enon are a self proclaimed "genrecore" band that mix styles and forms from a seemingly bottomless melting pot of sounds and influences...and pull it off! Their music is both parts: serious and fun, old and modern, strange and beautiful. Their debut Believo! was produced by D. Sardy for his SeeThruBroadcasting label.


Clone Defects
Thursday, September 6th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Yup, another Detroit band, but these cats ain't messing around with their Heartbreakers/Dead boys fueled straight-ahead rock and roll sound. Send in the Clones!


Donald Pfaff
Monday, September 3rd, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Rockefeller University Neurobiologist Specialized in the Hormonal Control of of Sexual Motivation. (re-airing of program from the archives)


Bruce Ames
Monday, August 27th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Just how dangerous are most environmantal risks? University of California, Berkeley Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and oft-times critic of the EPA Dr. Ames airs his opinions. Dr. Ames' main area of research interest is in identifying the important mutagens damaging human DNA, the defenses protecting us from them, and the consequences of DNA damage for cancer and aging. He is also the inventor of the Ames Test.


Rob and Ken's Ethnographic Extravaganza: World Manipulation
Saturday, August 25th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
TSP goes conceptual (finally!). In the first hour of this show, Rob will play selections from the esteemed OCORA series of ethnographic recordings. In the second hour, Ken will use the music played in the first hour as the basis for a multidimensional multilayered audio montage. This program is a variation on the ongoing audio project "Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza". Find out about its many manifestations on the radio and in public performance by going to http://counterfolk.com/ken/extrav/.


Lost Kids
Friday, August 24th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Ex members' of Starlight Desperation. These guys put out one of the best new rock EPs this year on GSL! They draw on all the right references: Gun Club, MC5, and the New Christs! Lord, we are psyched to have these guys on to rock the Cherry Blossom Clinic OUT!


The Milwaukees
Thursday, August 23rd, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
The Milwaukees stop by for a special live performance!


Client/Server
Monday, August 20th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Tom and Jennifer of Client/Server have discovered the secret to a happy marriage - the couple that distorts their voices and improvises with samplers and guitars together stays together! Tune in Monday night, August 20th from 8-11pm as they let Scott watch (AND hey they're pagans, so u KNOW they're cool) !


P.J.E. Peebles
Monday, August 20th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Princeton University's Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus, cosmologist, and expert in cosmic background radiation. (rerun from archives)


From Russia With Love
Saturday, August 18th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A lot of folks think of the former Soviet Union as one big monolothic culture. Not ethnomusicologist Tristra Newyear, however. She's just returned from the outer reaches of the Russian Federation and as guest DJ she'll play rarely heard music from a range of minority cultures there. Her selections will include traditional and neo-traditional as well as some curious manifestations of Western pop, including all your favorite Mongolian heavy metal.


Red Monkey
Friday, August 17th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
From Newcastle, England, these anarcho punx meld a tense mix of Ex, Circus Lupus and Gang of Four. A brilliant, passionate set (AND hey they're vegans, so u KNOW they're cool) !


The Liars
Thursday, August 16th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
People say they sound like P.I.L made love to the Birthday Party, but the band would prefer it if you just bought their record (coming out in October) and jiggled your hind. Find out more about Liars at the Gernblandsten records website by going to www.Gernblandsten.com.


P. Roy Vagelos
Monday, August 13th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Scientist, physician and former Chairman and CEO of Merck discusses his experiences in science, the pharmaceutical industry, and philanthropy.


I.B.J. Fat Pack Tour 2001: Live from Asbury Park
Sunday, August 12th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on The Glen Jones Radio Programme

The Glen Jones Radio Programme will broadcast live from the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Join Jonesey and X. Ray Burns for this special live radio remote as the I.B.J. presents its annual beach party at the Howard Johnsons on the sea. Rubber duckies and bathing attire optional.


Bill "Spaceman" Lee
Sunday, August 12th, 2001, 6am - 9am
on
Stereo Odyssey with Yancy
The former Red Sox pitcher is best known for being blacklisted by Baseball Comissioner Bowie Kuhn for telling reporters that he sprinkled marijuana on his organic buckwheat pancakes to become impervious to the bus fumes when running to the ballpark. However, Lee started game seven of the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, was an all-star in 1973 and had a solid 14 year career. Tune in Sunday for a conversation with Bill Lee, who's slogan for the 2004 presidential campaign will be "no guns; no butter. They'll both kill you."


Pink and Brown
Friday, August 10th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
These crazed noisters from SF bring a Lightening Bolt-ish thunder crossed with a Men's Recovery Project/BSurfers weirdness to the WFMU's studios to blow yr little mind!


SUX
Thursday, August 9th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Hardcore trailblazers Paul Richard and Jack Steeples (ex - Adrenalin O.D. / Kowalskis) and Tommy Koprowski (ex - Mourning Noise / Bedlam) team up with young studs Greg Farah (ex – Inch by Inch / Kowalskis) and Larry Giordano (ex – Mental Decay) to form Punk Rock Supergroup SUX. Their three guitar onslaught has astounded and confused perhaps dozens of America's youth. The old timers sit back and smile while the kids try to comprehend the blistering Hardcore and blazing Pop that descends upon them like some Biblical plague of locusts on a pierced and tattooed wheat field. Never before has a band of such awesome talent and good looks been unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses. Already, bands are refusing to play with SUX for fear of being embarrassed and humiliated. A full length CD is now in preproduction. Soon the whole world will be able to understand why SUX is truly the greatest band to ever walk the face of the Earth.


Coyle and Sharpe Special
Thursday, August 9th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
It's Coyle & Sharpe time again! Join Kenny G as he welcomes back Mal Sharpe to the WFMU studios. As always, they'll be pulling out rarely heard tapes of Coyle + Sharpe early '60s material from Mal's own collection. That's 3 hours of wall-to-wall man-in-the-street madness with the greatest scammers of all time: Coyle + Sharpe.


Air Guitar Festival Preview
Tuesday, August 7th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Join Brian as he welcomes via telephone Marika Lamberg, organizer of what is now the 6th Annual International Air Guitar Competition, taking place on August 24th in Oulu, Finland. Marika will preview the festivities, and prove why wailing on one's invisible axe is no laughing matter: contestants are seriously judged on originality, throwing oneself to the mercy of the music, and charisma of performance. Marika also says: "We must not forget the main point of playing an air guitar -the aim is not to win, but to save the world! You can't fight, you can't hold a gun if you play an air guitar -so the playing of air guitar cease the wars and diseases! And that will culminate in a worldwide air guitar playing. All the people around the world are invited to stop whatever they're doing (exact time to be announced) and to play the air guitar for at least five minutes."


Sir Robert May
Monday, August 6th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Green Room with Dorian
President of the Royal Society, Professor in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government and Head of the UK Office of Science and Technology. His current scientific interests include immunology,new ideas in nonlinear forecasting, and theoretical and empirical studies of epidemiology. Dr. May will discuss policy matters and current interests.


Southern California Special!
Friday, August 3rd, 2001, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Surf's Up, Dude! Just beware of those Mexican trucks as you tote your long board across the highway and head for the waves! Join Chris T. and his special guest, Jack Taylor, as they answer all your questions about Southern California and Tijuana.


The Strokes
Friday, August 3rd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
A summer rerun of the Strokes first ever radio appearance from December of 2000. These hot NYC punky boys came down and performed a rocking melodic set for the Cherry Blossom Clinic. These are great live versions of songs that will be on their not-yet-released forthcoming CD!


2 Bands-This End Up/The Drop Kids
Thursday, August 2nd, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
This End Up gets its influence from modern punk bands, (goldfinger, Suicide Machines, Blink 182 and Green Day) to give a new blend of punk rock that is sure to please the masses. The band pulls its musical style from different avenues. From pop, to funk, hardcore and back to punk, the band tries to blend good melodies and good music with lyrics that can relate to everyone. Their first full length release titled "Where's Tomorrow" showcases the band's diverse music and personality. The Dropkids are a five piece band. They released "Moons and Goochers" in late 2000. Their music has been described as a new found millenweezer jimmy eat confessional with great leads extremely strong harmony work and vocal parts. Check them out at dropkids.com or contact them at dropkids@aol.com


The Anderson Council
Thursday, August 2nd, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
New Jersey's Anderson Council brings its own special take on jangly, groovy '60s-inspired mod pop sounds to WFMU for a live performance.


Raquet
Thursday, August 2nd, 2001, 2am - 6am
on
40 Ozs. and a Turntable with the Cosmic Cowboy
At 2:15am on the Wednesday/Thursday overnight the Cosmic Cowboy welcomes local sensation Raquet. Featuring Missy V on drums, Miss Frostie on bass, and Saucy Solvy playing guitar, these girls aim to please. Their imaginitive and exciting lo-fi rock stands them head and shoulders above the crowd. Any one of the three could be fronting their own band, tune in to hear them while they all play together. Satisfaction guaranteed!


Special Mystery Guest!
Tuesday, July 31st, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tune in to hear an interview with A SPECIAL MYSTERY GUEST!! He's a famous L.A. rocker who has "been caught stealin'" once or twice! The guest will be on early (8:00-8:15) so "Tom Says" tune in!! And remember to lock up your "Pets"!! It'll be a Lollapalooza of a good time!


Maclin McCarty and Theodore Postol
Monday, July 30th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Emeritus professor at the Rockefeller University ( in Bacteriology and Immunolgy). In 1943, McCarty was one of the three discoverers (along with Oswald Avery and Colin McCleod) of the "transforming principle", that DNA is the genetic material.

Theodore Postol is a noted critic of missile defense.


Joe Strummer guest DJs with Hova
Monday, July 30th, 2001, 9am - Noon
on
Hova's show
Hova welcomes punk legend Joe Strummer to the WFMU studios for a stint as guest DJ! Tune in to hear the former Clash frontman chat about his new CD, Global a Go-Go, and spin some choice records from his own eclectic collection.


Bronwyn Returns!
Sunday, July 29th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Bronwyn C. returns to Thunk Tank after a 3-week absence for a very special show.


PJ Harvey
Sunday, July 29th, 2001, 6am - 9am
on
Stereo Odyssey with Yancy
10 Minutes with PJ Harvey. No time for dinner, just desert. Tune in Sunday morning.


Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew
Friday, July 27th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Monica's show
Tune in at 2pm as Monica throws down the linoleum for Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew, the legendary breakdance pioneers who are now celebrating their 24th anniversary. Crazy Legs will discuss the history of breakdancing - the top ten break moves of all time, classic battle stories, its significance in hip-hop culture and its appeal with new generations of uprockers. So loosen up your lower lumbar and tune in!


The Locust
Thursday, July 26th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
The Locust, on tour from San Diego, CA, offer up keyboard driven noise-punk. This show was recorded on Sunday, July 1.

The Locust is:
David Astor - drums (also in Cattle Decapitation)
Robert Bray - guitar, vocals
Joseph Karam - keyboards, vocals (also in Le Shok)
Gabe Serbian - guitar, vocals (also in Cattle Decapitation)
Justin Pearson - bass, vocals (ex Struggle, Swing Kids and Crimson Curse)

other members:
Dylan Scharf - guitar, vocals (ex. Struggle and Bombs Of Death, now in Trantula Hawk)
Dave Warshaw - vocals, samples (now in Tarantula Hawk)
James Lavelle - keyboards, vocals (ex. Guyver One, Crimson Curse and Swing Kids, now in Tristeza and Album Leaf)


Mike Watt
Thursday, July 26th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Watt, of Minutemen/Firehose/Fog/etc. fame, calls in to discuss his upcoming DJ gig at Don Hill's with Alan McGee.


"Bands on the Run" Super-Spectacular!
Tuesday, July 24th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tom will be paying tribute to VH-1's awesome rock and roll reality show with two special guests: show producer Dan Cutforth, and the one and only Beastie from the band Soulcracker! It should be a night for the ages, so get those questions about Fletcher, Jo Jo and Rayshelle ready!!


Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Monday, July 23rd, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Wales' finest psyche-folk treasures refuse to make the Super Manic leap to pop stardom - and they refuse to remove the WFMU bumper stickers from their guitars. We love them and welcome them back for a 3rd encore.


Gordon Kane
Monday, July 23rd, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Acclaimed particle physicist, University of Michigan Professor of Physics and author, most recently of Supersymmetry: Unveiling the Ultimate Laws of Nature, talks about superpartners and new forms of energy.


Little Steven Van Zandt
Sunday, July 22nd, 2001, 3pm - 5pm
on
Teenage Wasteland with Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly is abdicating his self-proclaimed reign as the King of Sunday Afternoon on Sunday Sunday Sunday, July 22nd at 4pm. Guest DJ Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band and Sopranos fame will be sitting on the throne for the last hour of the show. Miami Steve will provide you with enough raucous r-r-real rock and roll and inside information to shut down the Badda Bing! Put on your cement shoes and get ready to dance.


Jonesy live from Beverly Hills!
Sunday, July 22nd, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
Join Hollywood Glen Jones and his special guests former WFMU DJ Kaz and former WBAI Radio Personality Bernard T. Fleshkin for this special IBJ remote broadcast broadcast live from the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills.


Saints of 35th Street
Thursday, July 19th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Five piece rock group from Queens who independently put out a 14 song album called A Breath Away From My Last on their own label called 'No Light Music.' The sound of the band can be described as hard rock, with a some punk and Goth influences thrown in. The band consists of Steve Trilivas on vocals, Tom Clavin on lead guitar, Joe Dunne on rhythm guitar, Bluto Fristachi on bass, and Jimmy Doom on drums. They are playing CBGB's on July 23rd.


Steve Wynn
Thursday, July 19th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The leader of the legendary Dream Syndicate drops by for a live performance featuring songs from his new double CD, Here Come the Miracles, the latest chapter in his ever-evolving,involving and stunning solo career.


Stephen Friedland, a.k.a. Brute Force
Wednesday, July 18th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Brute's 1968 John Simon-produced album, Confections of Love, was a strange mixture of cabaret-rock, outsider humor, and mystifying pop songcraft. Brute, who acts and teaches yoga, wrote songs for such well-known artists as The Chiffons, The Cyrkle, Del Shannon, and The Creation. He recorded one controversial 45 rpm single for Apple Records, which is listed in the censored song database of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt. Brute was born in Jersey City, and lives in New York. He snorkels and once swam halfway across the Bering Strait. Tune in July 18 to hear the guy who wrote the songs "Tapeworm of Love" and "To Sit on a Sandwich," and find out why. (at 2pm)


Damian Catera
Wednesday, July 18th, 2001, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Guitarist Catera was one of the founders of the industrial monster band ConDemek, and has more recently toured with KK Null. His recent work has turned to creating complex landscapes of guitar sound enhanced by computer and electronics. Airborne Event is happy to bring Catera into the studio for a live performance.


Thomas and Sean of the Free-Skool Posse
Tuesday, July 17th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welkommens Thomas and Sean, part the Free-skool posse, who have been behind some of the best breakbeat parties around the city. Expect the best in dubby 2-step, funky ass house and ol' skool hardcore rave anthems ala Mr. Kirk's Nightmare. Rrrrewind....


Chitlin Fooks
Monday, July 16th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Bettie Serveert vocalist Carol Van Dyk returns in a stripped-down southern Americana setting with partner Pascal Deweze. You will be charmed, and perhaps you'll even swoon...


Eric Knudsen
Monday, July 16th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology at Stanford School of Medicine currently studying information processing in the central auditory system and motor control via neuronal mechanisms in adult and developing owls. How this sensory information becomes a spatial map leading to motor activity and the formation of motoneurons with experience is studied.


Biff Rose musical interview conducted by Steve Espinola
Monday, July 16th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
The Biff Rose musical interview, conducted by Steve Espinola-- Noted for Songs like "Fill Your Heart" and "Ain't No Great Day," Biff Rose has resurfaced with a number of new songs, odd stories and rhyme. Keyboardist/compatriot Steve Espinola conducts an unusual interview in the form of a radio play, complete with musical effects and tunes.


Bastille Day Spectacular (with Trouble)
Saturday, July 14th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
With Rob W away on a thrift-shopping expedition to the Midwest, FMU's foremost Francophone, Trouble, honors the day by spinning oodles and oodles of French-language pop and world music.


Glenn O'Brien discusses the film "Downtown 81"
Friday, July 13th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Monica's show
Glenn O'Brien, is the screenwriter and co-producer of the newly released film, Downtown 81. The film, starring legendary painter/graffiti artist/poet/musician Jean Michel Basquiat, depicts the explosive downtown art and music scene of 1980-81. They'll discuss the history behind the film as well as the downtown denizens who make up the cast- including Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddie, Coati Mundi, Suicide, Giorgio Giomelsky, Marshall Chess, Mudd Club proprietor Steve Mass and many more. They'll also play music from the soundtrack which includes never before released productions by Basquiat. O'Brien, a poet and essayist, is currently working on a film about Andy Warhol. He is a former editor and art director for Interview magazine editor, the host of the seminal cable show "Glenn O'Brien's TV Party and all-around downtown scenester and historian.


Stephen Vitiello
Thursday, July 12th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Curator and musician Vititello has recently produced discs by Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman and Vito Acconci. He's also got a new album coming out of his own music. Vitiello will be bringing a trove of rarely heard historical sound art pieces as well as doing a live in-studio performance.


The Gants
Thursday, July 12th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
What do you get when the Mersey and the Mississippi intersect? You get the Gants, one of the great overlooked U.S. bands of the 1960s who have risen up again to claim their place in rock history. Still building on the momentum of last year's triumphant re-emergence, the Gants' Lennon-esque melodies remain intact over 30 years later!


Shelby Bryant
Thursday, July 12th, 2001, 2am - 5am
on
40 Ozs. and a Turntable with the Cosmic Cowboy
Wednesday July 11th overnight - the Cosmic Cowboy welcomes Shelby Bryant. The Memphis based singer/songwriter with a new CD out on Smells Like Records will be playing a set of his beautiful and catchy pop music just for you.


Dan DeChellis and Jeff Arnal
Wednesday, July 11th, 2001, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Tune in to hear a discussion with improvising pianist and composer Dan DeChellis and percussionist Jeff Arnal. We'll hear selections from the duo's new CD and talk about their approaches to sound.


Persons
Tuesday, July 10th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Formerly known as the Lainmeyers, this excellent Philadelphia combo shake up nervous and brittle pop from the best 1980's and 90's sources.


Robert Sapolsky
Monday, July 9th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroendocrinology at Stanford School of Medicine; author, most recently of A Primate's Memoir. His lab researches the effects of stress and glucocorticoids released during stress on hippocampal neurons, and his other research consists of studies the behavior of gorillas in the field, which he will discuss this evening. Click here for a related article.


Mastodon
Sunday, July 8th, 2001, 5pm - 7pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Kill rock (as opposed to death metal) from Atlanta. Featuring members of Today Is the Day, Social Infestation, A Thin Lizzy Cover Band, and Lethargy, this band will melt your mind and blow your head off your shoulders. Brutality at it's best!!! TUNE IN!!!


Bernard Woma
Saturday, July 7th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Ghanaian master drummer Bernard Woma, virtuoso player of the traditional West African marimba or "gyil". He'll be joined for interview and performance by his ultra-high-powered drum-and-marimba band which also features Valerie Naranjo (of the Saturday Night Live band) and Barry Olsen (alumnus of Tito Puente and Ray Barretto's bands among others).


Hibachi Joe and The Flying Aces
Thursday, July 5th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Hibachi Joe present NYC rock-and-roll Americana with hints of surf, punk, and psychobilly. in the vein of Man Or Astroman, Reverend Horton Heat, Royal Crowns, Rocket From The Crypt, & The Pixies. New album out on Dancemasochist Records, entitled "The Zipper." Playing the Loop Lounge in Passaic on July 6, CD Release show at The Continental in NYC on Sat. July 14th.

The Flying Aces hailing from Brooklyn, NY influences include the Stooges, MC5, AC/DC and Thin Lizzy. Check them out on 7/27 at the Bellevue on 40th Street in Manhattan if you like what you hear.


Rockabilly Legend Glen Glenn
Thursday, July 5th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
He toured with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Buck Owens, The Maddox Brothers, Merle Travis, Wanda Jackson and many others. He wrote and recorded "One Cup of Coffee and a Cigarette," "Blue Jeans & A Boy's Shirt," "Everybody's Movin'" and a lot more. Is Glen Glenn ready for Dave the Spazz? Tune in Thursday night and see!


Charles Bernstein
Thursday, July 5th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Charles Bernstein is Chair-Pro-Temp and Chief Operating Officer of the Hennie Youngman Institute for Avant-Garde Comedy and Stand-up Poetry. After a year long fight, he was recently removed as director of the Fund for Dysraphic Studies, of which he was the only member.


The Cuts and True Love
Thursday, July 5th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Cuts hail from Oakland, California, and take their cue from old school heroes the Saints, Real Kids and DMZ. Adding organ to stripped down guitars creates the Cuts' minimal new wave sounds. This description stolen from the Lookout website, where you can get the Cuts' single.

True Love features former members of Shake Appeal and Mars Needs Women joining forces for a sound that starts with elements of Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello. As some rock star quoted on the band's website said, "That's some good fuckin' power pop!"


July 4th Special featuring the Ritalin Kid!
Thursday, July 5th, 2001, 2am - 5am
on
40 Ozs. and a Turntable with the Cosmic Cowboy
Wednesday July 4th overnight - the Cosmic Cowboy takes a break and turns the controls over to his sidekick, the Ritalin Kid, for a patriotic July 4th extravaganza. Tune in for an exhilarating and educational mix of propaganda... and marches galore!


DJ Language
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welkommens NYC downtown muthasucker DJ Language (Tall Guy Posse) droppin' in with Chi-town flava from deep disco to wacked out jazz and beyond. Get the disco ball ready in yo' living room and take off the shoes...


Glass Candy & the Shattered Theater
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Bass/drum/vocal trio of Johnny Jewel, Avalon Kalin and Ida No smash it up with throbbing 1980 dark & minimal punk rock.


Steven Block plus Daniel L. Schacter
Monday, July 2nd, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Up first, Steven Block, Professor of Applied Physics and Biological Sciences at Stanford University whose current research focuses on movement at the molecular level via motor proteins e.g.: kinesin/microtubules. His experimental tools include optical tweezers that act on single molecules. Following: Daniel L. Schacter, Chairman of the Psychology Department of Harvard Ubiversity and author of the new book, "The Seven Sins of Memory", will discuss how and why the mind forgets and remembers.


Bébé Eiffel
Monday, July 2nd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Bébé Eiffel--Influenced by the European origin of two of its members, Bébé Eiffel is quintessentially New York, although its original repertoire is mostly sung in French - with an occasional English outburst. The result sounds like Serge Gainsbourg playing 20s German cabaret in a South American gold-mining town.


14-Year Old Taxidermist Amy Ritchie talks live to Bronwyn
Sunday, July 1st, 2001, 7:30pm - 7:30pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Amy Ritchie, the 14-year-old taxidermist from North Carolina with the most popular website on Geocities.com, will talk about her favorite boy band, her two dogs, and her PRIZE-WINNING STUFFED RATS on Thunk Tank this Sunday at 7:30 PM. Tune in and find out whether there really IS more than one way to skin a cat!


The Shins
Friday, June 29th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Pseu Braun
New to the SubPop label roster, this 4-piece combo from Albuquerque, NM has been quietly mastering the pop genre in their previous incarnations as Flake and Flake Music. The Shins frontman James Mercer has been compared to everyone from Stephen Merritt to Brian Wilson, and their new CD "Oh Inverted World" is hailed by one critic as "...the best album of (Sub Pop's) rocky history..." Tune in for a short six song set this friday evening.


Friendly Fire
Thursday, June 28th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Friendly Fire is a five-piece sociopolitical punk band from Brooklyn, NY best described as skate punk meets youth crew hardcore. Influences include Pennywise, AFI, Ignite, Gorilla Biscuits, Shai Hulud, & 7 Seconds. Friendly Fire was founded under the DIY all-ages punk mentality. As the band speaks out against all forms of age discrimination, whether by law or by attitude, Friendly Fire only plays all-ages shows preferably at DIY venues. Around for approximately three years, the band has gone on several East Coast and Midwest tours and have played with many national acts supporting DIY scenes across the country.


Mz. Pakman
Thursday, June 28th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Forget riot grrls, these New York punks will cause a riot with their Cramps-Ramones-somebody else influenced rock thing.


Frog Holler
Wednesday, June 27th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
These Pennsylvania Dutchmen mix rock with jug-band thump and barroom bluegrass, incorporating banjo, fiddle and lap steel into their jammy, Crazy Horse stomp. Frog Holler "comes to its beer swillin' laments honestly" -- frontman Darren Schlappich and banjo picker Mike Lavdansky will be on hand to demonstrate. (9pm)


Diagram: A
Wednesday, June 27th, 2001, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Listen in for two short sets of improvised electronic music pre-recorded in the studios of WFMU by this Western Massachusetts-based sound and visual artist. The pieces were performed on homemade "communications devices" incorporating telephones and cheap consumer electronics toys for kids salvaged from the discount bin at Toys R Us.


Summer Reading Special! Robin Marantz Henig
Monday, June 25th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Author, most recently of The Monk in the Garden, the story of Gregor Mendel and the early days of genetics. Ms. Henig will be live in the studio to take calls during the interview at 201-200-9368.


Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and the Denver Gentlemen
Monday, June 25th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic celebrate their 20th anniversary with a live performance at WFMU. The Denver Gentlemen perform as well.


Sussan Deyhim
Saturday, June 23rd, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The idiosyncratic Iranian-born singer talks about her life on the musical fringe and her latest works, the solo CD Madman of God and the video-soundtrack-montage Turbulent. In the 80s, Deyhim's work with partner Richard Horowitz foreshadowed today's electronica/world music hybrids. She'll be performing with Horowitz and their band Majoun at Central Park Summerstage in support of legendary Algerian singer Remitti on June 30.


Fill-in host Joe Belock loots the Radio Thrift Shop!
Saturday, June 23rd, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell

Station Manager Ken and his daughter Daisy fill in.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2001, 10am - Noon
on
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova

The Glands
Friday, June 22nd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Their record on Capricorn was in Terre's top ten last year. The Glands are melodic, expressive, passionate and emotionally spot on. The songwriting is incredible ... u must hear this live in -studio performance!


The Bad Form
Thursday, June 21st, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Bad music for bad people.



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