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Black Lives Matter Organizations and Resources

WFMU is building a list of grassroots organizations and resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic. WFMU believes that these organizations are doing important work to help people and change attitudes. Check out this page for a growing list of useful organizations and resources. Suggestions on other grassroots organizations on this list can be e-mailed to Michele here.

Now available on demand! Wild Combination – A Portrait of Arthur Russell Rent this film and help the station at the same time.

Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur’s work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur’s family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story.

Now available on demand! Scott Walker: 30th Century Man Rent this film and help the station at the same time.

SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN is a rare glimpse into the creative world of the most enigmatic figure in rock history, and will trace the undeniable impact he has had on popular music through casual interviews with some of his biggest, highest-profile fans. Rent the film here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit WFMU!

Drummer Stream Discotheque! — Every Friday, 3-7pm

Every Friday afternoon on the stream from now until the lockdown ends, we’re throwing a weekly series of parties to dance away the crazy. Hosted by a different Drummer Stream DJ,this week’s installment takes place on July 17 live from Leipzig, Germany, as Continental Subway host David Dichelle brings you EURO-SMASH! 4 killer hours of dancefloor-fillers from the heart of Europe and beyond!

Brand new swag added to the store. Look great to stay home!

New clothes to wear nowhere! Visit our store and have a gander at all the new items we have. Many are offered for the first time, and some are special limited editions like this super-soft ringer tee. 100% of the proceeds benefit WFMU! Visit the store here >

Rent the Documentary “One October” starring Wake ‘n Bake’s Morning Man Clay Pigeon

Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama’s historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, this lyrical portrait of New York City follows WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets to talk to fellow New Yorkers about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with a transforming city. As part of what he calls a “radio experiment,” this transplanted Iowan roams the streets bearing a handheld recorder and a kindly probing nature: “Has he popped the question?” “When is the last time you’ve had a regular roof over your head?” “Do you love America?” These revealing interviews are woven between vivid scenes of New York’s eccentric byways, which together reveal a city—and a nation—at a crossroads. Part of the proceeds to benefit WFMU! Click this link to purchase.

Check Out Our June Heavily Played Music List! (Now also on Spotify)

If you’d like to see / hear all the new music we are playing at WFMU, check out our Heavily Played Lists, which are compiled by Music Director Olivia Bradley-Skill.  Follow this link to see what new records we’ve been playing or listen to the playlist on Spotify. Subscribe to the monthly list here!

WFMU On Demand! Rent movies and help the station. RECENTLY ADDED – Desolation Center

WFMU has started a virtual movie house! We are adding films to rent with 50% of the proceeds go to benefit the station, which always needs a little help. JUST ADDED! Scott Walker: 30th Century Man, Wild Combination – A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Desolation Center. Recently Added – The Wrecking Crew, Awesome: I F***in’ Shot That! and Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour. We also are offering Good Ol’ Freda, The King, and Bad Reputation – The Joan Jett Story!, Once Were Brothers – Robbie Robertson and The Band, and Nico, 1988. We will continue to add new titles and you can peruse all the films available here > wfmu.org/ondemand

The Swag Shall Come

Many of you may be wondering why your swag (otherwise known as your fundraising-marathon goodie pack) has not yet arrived at your humble abode. The main reason is that the volunteer army that usually helps us to ship out your swag isn’t in the picture this year, so it’s just a handful of us in the WFMU skeleton crew sending out as much as we can when we can. Hang in there, and we promise we will get to you – it will just take us a little longer this time around. Thanks in advance for your patience!

WFMU Rock’n’Soul Radio Information

UPDATE: The stream formerly known as WFMU Ichiban Rock and Soul has been renamed as Rock’n’Soul Radio and can be heard here. More and more shows will be added in coming weeks, and you can see the weekly schedule for Rock’n’Soul Radio right here. If you have questions or would like additional details. Please email Station Manager Ken from this page.

Donate Your Clunker to WFMU

Maybe you’re home a lot more, and that old junker in the backyard you keep seeing through the window is starting to get under your skin. Well, maybe now is the time to donate it to WFMU and get it off of your hands! WFMU accepts all old cars (and boats), running or not running, from any state in the U.S. Call 1-855-WFMU-CAR (855-936-8227) to arrange for vehicle pick-up (it’s free and easy). The CARS folks have assured us that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety during pick-up of the vehicle, so get rid of that old heap today and help WFMU at the same time. We get 80% of every vehicle donated!

Records & CDs for Sale on eBay!

Support WFMU and bid on our items listed on eBay. All the proceeds go to WFMU and the goods go right to YOU. It’s a win, win! More items added often, but you can bid on the following right now –  The Flash Cubes “Christi Girl” 7″, Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons “Jersey Beat” Box Set, “Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus” 10″ Compilation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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