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Options February 29, 2020:

WFMU Fundraiser Show With MC Sheila B
Please Make a Pledge Here, Thanks!




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Greetings dear listeners! I hope you can pledge tonight to support WFMU!

If you pledge to my show right here, as usual I've made a custom conceptual world music cd for everyone who pledges $75 or more.

This year's custom cd is Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg presents Switched-On Planet: A global keyboard bacchanal: sublime, absurd, and spectacular international synth/piano/keyboard-driven gems!



Of course, if my cd doesn't float your boat you can choose a different DJ's premium (cd or otherwise) instead. (Or if you make a one-time or swag-for-life pledge at higher levels you can choose multiple DJ premiums.) You can see the full list of DJ CD premiums at https://wfmu.org/dj-premiums/.


I’m now in my fourth decade on WFMU! Who’d a thunk it? Perhaps you’ll consider celebrating my radio longevity / commitment / obsession to discovering, learning about and especially sharing far-flung music from around the globe by making a $10 per month (or more) sustaining Swag For Life pledge.

If you do, your cup shall runneth over with WFMU swag EVERY year!

This year for a pledge of $50 or more you get our spanking new Event Horizon T-shirt designed by Matt Osborn T-shirt plus a WFMU bumper sticker.



And for a $10 per month swag for life pledge you'll receive our brand new WFMU Visionary Pyramid T-Shirt designed by Dima Djuchin!



Bump your monthly Swag For Life pledge to #15 a month (or make a one-time $180 pledge or multiple pledges adding up to $180 or more) and you'll receive our truly one-of-a-kind Mindfulness for Jerk-Offs Cassette / mp3 download with audio tracks created by over 40 WFMU DJs and art by SWIVS! That level also entitles you to the two new t-shirts, the sticker AND 3 DJ premiums! Bonus: You also can have a WFMU fixture re-named in your honor!



We love dollar a day Swag For Life pledgers - we call that a "Mouse of Today" pledge. And if you "drop a Mouse" on our show (a $365 one-time pledge or multiple pledges adding up to $365 or more also do the trick) you'll receive tons of swag! Including Olaf’s Chiller Pullover Hoodie on black cotton designed by Olaf.! That level also entitles you to the two new t-shirts, sticker, the Mindfulness cassette AND 7 DJ premiums!



Bump your Mouse of Today commitment up to $41 per month (or make one-time pledge or pledges totalling $500) and you'll get a dozen DJ premiums, the two-t-shirts, hoodie, Mindfulness cassette, sticker, a choice of two classic prizes from our warehouse, AND the beautifully designed WFMUNITED Altered States of Music Map designed by Greg Harrison!



But any amount you can pledge is most fabulous and wonderful. And it just takes a $20 pledge to get our fab new Chiller Die-Cut Bumper Sticker, designed by Olaf, discount admission to our Record Fair April 24 - 26 at Brooklyn Expo Center - AND you’ll get in the running for a prize drawing for one of the great LPs and CDs I’m giving away to lucky pledgers this evening!



A premium-cd-level pledge of $75 or more made during tonight's show also gets you into the running for our grand prize, Music Of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959: A four CD set plus 120 page book released by the label Dust-to-Digital. The package features extensive liner notes by Philip Schuyler, the original field notes by Paul Bowles, and an introduction by Lee Ranaldo. This collection was originally recorded by Bowles for the US Library of Congress who released it in 1960.

From Dust-to-Digital's online introduction:From July to December 1959, Paul Bowles crisscrossed Morocco making recordings of traditional music under the auspices of the Library of Congress. Although the trip occupied less than six months in a long and busy career, it was the culmination of Bowles’s longstanding interest in North African music. The resulting collection remained a musical touchstone for the rest of his life and an important part of his mythology.



What is SWAG FOR LIFE? It's WFMU's sustaining donor program - where we ask you to commit to a small monthly donation and as our thank-you for that commitment, you receive LOTS of swag. Sustaining pledgers are critical to the station's financial health and we are hoping many of you decide to become "Swag For Lifers" this month! It's all explained at https://wfmu.org/swagforlife/.

SPECIAL WFMU GRAND PRIZE CALIFORNIA FESTIVAL TRIP CONTEST FOR ELIGIBLE GENEROUS PLEDGERS: One lucky listener who pledges $83 per month or more will receive round-trip airfare for two, lodging, and two tickets to attend the Burger Booglaloo Music Festival this July 11-12 in Oakland, California - hosted by the one and only John Waters! Featuring performances by Question Mark and the Mysterians, Bikini Kill, Plastic Bertrand, Bleached, Pansy Division, Flipper and many more. Pledge $83 a month or more and you'll be entered in the drawing.



SEE THE SWAG (what you get at various pledge levels - new sticker, new t-shirts, and lots of other brand new goodies at higher levels) at https://wfmu.org/swag.

And whatever you can pledge to support our very special radio station is so very much appreciated. Thanks soooooo much!

(* = new)

Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Antibalas  Amenawon   Options Fu Chronicles  Daptone  GIGs: Fri/Sat Mar 20-21 @ Brooklyn Bowl NY  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  El Venado Triste   Options Historia Natural  Glitterbeat    *   0:08:59 (Pop‑up)
Rob  Funky Rob Way - from "Rob", the Mr Bongo label reissue LP that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         0:12:45 (Pop‑up)
Rob  More - from "Rob", the Mr Bongo label reissue LP that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         0:22:11 (Pop‑up)
Rob  Just One More Time - from "Rob", the Mr Bongo label reissue LP that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         0:25:45 (Pop‑up)
Hany Mehanna  The Bedouin - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         0:29:57 (Pop‑up)
Tati Saleh & May Sumarna  Ka Dayeuh - From the Akuphone label compilation Malam Minggu: Saturday Night in Sunda that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         0:46:05 (Pop‑up)
Kacapi Keroncong Orchestra  Duh Wass - From the Akuphone label compilation Malam Minggu: Saturday Night in Sunda that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options         0:49:43 (Pop‑up)
Paul Bowles Morocco Recordings  From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 120 page book - Music of Morocco - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!   Options         0:57:39 (Pop‑up)
Azhar Hussain  Shabaz Qalandar - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         1:08:55 (Pop‑up)
Francis Bebey  Il N'y Pas De Crocodiles À Cocody - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         1:11:35 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Makeba  Pata Pata - From the double-LP Pata Pata (Strut label reissue) that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         1:26:45 (Pop‑up)
The Movers  Movers on the Way - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         1:29:14 (Pop‑up)
Wayon  Nalekaki Na Nzela From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         1:30:58 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Makeba  The Click Song - From the double-LP Pata Pata (Strut label reissue) that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         1:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Makeba  Jol'inkomo - From the double-LP Pata Pata (Strut label reissue) that's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options         1:45:28 (Pop‑up)
Konono Nº1  Kin 78 One From Kishasa 1978 - Originals and Reconstructions on Crammed Discs - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options       *   2:03:17 (Pop‑up)
Konono Nº1  Martin Messonier reconstruction of Kin 78 From Kishasa 1978 - Originals and Reconstructions on Crammed Discs - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge   Options       *   2:08:18 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Bana Luya   Kin 78 Two From Kishasa 1978 - Originals and Reconstructions on Crammed Discs - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options         2:11:28 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Bana Luya  Martin Messonier reconstruction of Kin 78 Two From Kishasa 1978 - Originals and Reconstructions on Crammed Discs - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options         2:13:34 (Pop‑up)
Angélique Kidjo  Baile Yemaya - From Angelique's album Celia - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options     GIG: Angelique Kidjo with Baaba Maal, Manu Dibango and more special guests @ Carnegie Hall Sat, March 14, 8 pm  *   2:27:58 (Pop‑up)
Angélique Kidjo  Toro Mata - From Angelique's album Celia - our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options       *   2:31:13 (Pop‑up)
Carlos Pickling y su Organo Espacial  Yolanda - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         2:35:23 (Pop‑up)
Azymuth  Xingo - From our Premium CD - Switched on Planet - 75 dollar pledge or more gets it, plus our new t-shirt, sticker and you get into a prize drawing and Grand Prize drawing!   Options         2:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar  Tarhatazed From his latest LP Ilana the Creator on Sahel Sounds, one of our prizes up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge!   Options     GIGs: Officially SOLD OUT shows Sat / Sun Mar 21-22 @ The Sultan Room at Turk's Inn, Brooklyn    2:44:36 (Pop‑up)

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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see https://www.bustle.com/p/9-immigration-organizations-to-donate-to-if-you-want-to-support-daca-recipients-80757.)

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety and well-being.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi MC Sheila B and all!
Avatar 6:05pm djsheilab:

Transpacific Sound Paradise gang! I'm thrilled to be co-hosting Rob's first marathon 2020 show! Please do show your support to this fabulous show by calling us 1-800-989-9368. Operators are standing by!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Marley P. Dogg:

Answering the phones here for Rob - please take a second to pledge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob, Sheila B, & friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Rob W:

Hi everyone, thanks for joining us and supporting WFMU! Our first prize up for grabs tonight is Funky West African vintage reissue LP c/o my Ghanaian namesake Rob! See www.discogs.com... - pledge to get in the running for it! Thanks to the great UK label Mr Bongo for donating the LP@
Avatar 6:09pm djsheilab:

Hello Smilty69 + Bas NL!
  6:12pm Señor Pumpy:

Hola good people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This, right here, is my paradise. Good luck on the marathon!
  6:15pm P-90:

Jamba! @Rob W and Sheila B
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm chresti:

Hello sound paradise y paradisios!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm full metal monkey:

Hello Rob and Sheila and all you transpacific peeps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm queems:

howdy folks
Avatar 6:24pm djsheilab:

Friends! Queems, Full Metal Monkey, P-90, Senor Pumpy and all hanging with us this evening, please call us to get in the running for this fabulously funky prize! 1-800-989-9368.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm SeanG:

Hey Sheila! Hey Rob! love you folks <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Bas NL:

I need that Premium! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm full metal monkey:

Katie rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm chresti:

Hi Senor Pumpy! Is that a mustache you are wearing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Mr. Pumpy:

@chresti...it was. I just removed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Barney Grubbs:

Cooking right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm chresti:

I`m eating chocolate, lots of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Mr. Pumpy:

This Hussain track is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Rob W:

Thanks Mr. Pumpy. It's on our premium CD "Switched-on Planet" so anyone who pledges $75 or more gets it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm chresti:

The Morocco prize looks pretty good, too..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm listener 126464:

Union City Blue! My hometown
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Which is better, 72% or 85% chocolate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm chresti:

85%, less sweet, more like medicine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm chresti:

..or strong coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Webhamster Henry:

I saw Angelique Kidjo do a great version of Pata Pata last year.
Avatar 7:23pm TDK60:

Hello Rob y Sheila. I like the chocolate color of the background -85%
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm chresti:

Hi TDK60, I heard chocolate is good for high cholesterol.
Avatar 7:29pm djsheilab:

chresti! TDK60! Barney Grubbs! Mr. Pumpy! SeanG! Thanks for being here. A reminder to any of you who love Transpacific Sound Paradise and would like to make a pledge! 1-800-989-9368 MAKE THAT CALL!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Handy Haversack:

Happy Marathon, everyone!!

I'm only in the apt. a few mins. to get the monsters fed, but goodness gracious, glad to get to jam out with you fine folx for this brief time!
Avatar 7:31pm TDK60:

Hola Chresti.
  7:31pm Wuthry Guffy:

Hand bowl of beer on the bedside toilet... fancy candle sexy tunes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hey Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm chresti:

Hi Handy, donøt give the monsters any chocolate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm chresti:

My keyboard is playing tricks on me
Avatar 7:39pm TDK60:

Good rap, DJ Sheila B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Handy Haversack:

Fear not, friends! Kangaroo, blueberries, and fish only have been distributed. Chocolate is for closers.

I am still flushed and heady from Sheila B's show last night. We threw and kind of massive bday party for the dog this afternoon at the pinball arcade, and I took advantage of seeing friends I don't see as often as I would like to just full-out proselytize for WFMU and shows like SBB last night and what TPSP does every week. I love this place. I love it. Sheila, you are telling it like it is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

VIVA Transpacific Sound Paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

Kangaroo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Handy Haversack:

We're gonna go listen to Sinead spin in REAL LIFE later on tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Handy Haversack:

Kangaroo. The dog is allergic to everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Marley P. Dogg:

Pledge! Pledge! Pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Mr. Pumpy:

Frackville?! The natural gas companies must have really did a number on that place!
Avatar 7:50pm JakeGould:

What a lovely pairing tonight! Hello all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Handy Haversack:

PLEDGE, ALL OF YOU!

OK, friends, gotta go back out. Catch you on the next one.
  7:53pm Dave Miss:

Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Handy Haversack:

Bas NL! FTW!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Bas NL:

Primavera was AWESOME! What a price that was! :D
Avatar 8:07pm djsheilab:

An hour left of Transpacific Sound Paradise, and only $745 left to raise! Please help support WFMU! 1-800-989-9368
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm maestroso:

Totally digging this show, and Hallo djsheilab!
  8:28pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob, Sheila and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Rob W:

Hi Carmichael and everyone, thanks for your support, help us make our goal for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Smilty69:

Wonderful show, Rob & Sheila B! Thanks!
Avatar 8:36pm djsheilab:

$622 and 25 minutes to go! Come through for us, dear listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm chresti:

Only 622! Come on!
Avatar 8:46pm herb.nyc:

I compost, therefore I am. Go rob and sheila, and wfmu (ok, wnyc too)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Marley P. Dogg:

The time to pledge is now! Please
Avatar 8:52pm djsheilab:

Just a few more pledges! Please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I urge anyone with money to pledge for this Mdou Moctar. What a prize!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bas NL:

This is such a great record!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bas NL:

Great show! Thanks all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm chresti:

Thanks Rob, Katie, and SheilaB!
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