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Options March 7, 2020:

WFMU Fundraiser Show With MC Rich Hazelton
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/.



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!

Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Mdou Moctar   Sibidoul   Options Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  Sahel Sounds    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ahmoudou Madassane  Alkaline Alkaline   Options Zerzura (Original Soundtrack Recording)  Sahel Sounds    0:08:49 (Pop‑up)
Bantou Mentale  Zanzibar - from our prize up for grabs now, Bantou Mentale's self-titled debut on Glitterbeat - get in the running with your pledge NOW!   Options       0:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Bantou Mentale  Bakoko - from our prize up for grabs now, Bantou Mentale's self-titled debut on Glitterbeat - get in the running with your pledge NOW!   Options       0:24:37 (Pop‑up)
Grup Doğuş  Modern Oyun Havasi - 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       0:40:28 (Pop‑up)
Abdou El Omari  Zifaf Filfada 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       0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Cumbia Moderna de Soledad  Crees Que Soy Sexy - from our prize up for grabs now - Cumbia Moderna de Soledad's LP La Clavada from 1979, newly reissued by VampiSoul - only one person in the running - pledge and you might win it!   Options       0:53:38 (Pop‑up)
Jean Bosco Mwenda  Masanga (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       0:57:28 (Pop‑up)
Ustad Amar Gaba  B'ad el Zouz (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       1:00:59 (Pop‑up)
Siti Ganduri  Arabian Conga (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
Madalitso Band  Wasalala - from our prize up for grabs now - their album Wasalala on the Bongo Joe label - pledge and you might win it!   Options       1:18:24 (Pop‑up)
Madalitso Band  Chikondi Cholawa - from our prize up for grabs now - their album Wasalala on the Bongo Joe label - pledge and you might win it!   Options       1:22:28 (Pop‑up)
Ilaiyaraaja   Love Theme on Computer - 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       1:35:27 (Pop‑up)
Charanjit Singh  Raga Kalavati - 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       1:37:36 (Pop‑up)
Juu Gee  Stillichimiya - From our two-cd prize up for grabs now - two albums of Luk Tung music, old and new, from Thailand on EM Records!   Options       1:55:52 (Pop‑up)
Kawao Siangthong   Bong Ganja - From our two-cd prize up for grabs now - two albums of Luk Tung music, old and new, from Thailand on EM Records!   Options       1:58:30 (Pop‑up)
Juu Gee  Music From our two-cd prize up for grabs now - two albums of Luk Tung music, old and new, from Thailand on EM Records!   Options       2:08:09 (Pop‑up)
Flying Jazz Queens  Siyahamba (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       2:17:05 (Pop‑up)
Okoth Onuko  March Guitar (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       2:19:34 (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       2:22:43 (Pop‑up)
Oumou Sangaré  Kamelemba from our prize up for grabs now - her latest album Mogoya on the No Format label!   Options     GIG: Apollo Theatre Sat April 4th  2:26:01 (Pop‑up)
Oumou Sangaré  Djoukourou from our prize up for grabs now - her latest album Mogoya on the No Format label!   Options       2:34:24 (Pop‑up)
Carlos Picking  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       2:39:04 (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       2:42:49 (Pop‑up)
Jolly Orchestra  Egberun Buso (From our GRAND PRIZE 4 cd set and 112 page book Opika Pende - African on 78 - get in the running with a pledge of $75 or more!)   Options       2:43:52 (Pop‑up)

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BRIC has created a great resource list for artists during the viral crisis:

How the Arts and Culture Sector Can Prepare for the Coronavirus in the United States

As we take heightened precautions to support public health initiatives, including temporarily closing our doors, we want to maintain our unwavering support of the artistic and creative community and ensure that you continue to thrive. To that end, we have compiled a list of shared resources from local and national arts and culture organizations. 

These resources offer assistance, such as financial support and opportunities for artists to continue to express their creative potential during these difficult times. They should not be mistaken for public health information distributed by city and state authorities. 

In the coming days and weeks, finding ways to support one another will become especially crucial. At BRIC, we reaffirm our commitment to support visual artists, performers, and media makers as we unite Brooklyn through art and creativity, together, to build community and make change. We hope you will find the links below to be of use to you and your creative community as we all navigate the impact of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.

We will continue to add new links and resources over the coming weeks. Please check our blog for updates, or follow BRIC on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @bricbrooklyn.

Funding Sources:

Streaming Resources and Platforms:

Event Cancellations: 
Has Your Project Been Impacted by SXSW or Another Fest’s Cancellation? W&H Wants to Help

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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!

  6:00pm Tom from Montclair:

beach boys right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm ParUbi:

Hey Rob, hello everyone
Avatar 6:09pm Mike & Dusty:

scars on 45
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Bas NL:

Rob; in the wings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob & friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Next year i'm ging to request THIS from YLT! Hi, Rob and folx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm full metal monkey:

Hello Rob and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm chresti:

Hello sound paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Jim the Poet:

What's up Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Rob W:

Greetings everyone. I hope you can pitch in with a pledge! Our first prize up for grabs is a great electro-African album, Bantou Mentale's self-titled debut. Get in the running with a pledge, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Bas NL:

Opika Pende as a grand prize.. that's such a fantastic release!
  6:21pm rich hazelton:

good evening everyone. This is rob's second go round in this year's marathon. show your support for all the wonderful music he has introduced you to over the years by calling 800-989-9368 or pledge online at wfmu.org.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm ParUbi:

Hey Rich!
  6:34pm Carmichael:

Heya Sounders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm ParUbi:

What exactly is the prize warehouse?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm ParUbi:

Nevermind, duh: wfmu.org...
  6:49pm choggie:

mmmmm, Jenny Auguter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm chresti:

Yay Arlo!
  6:56pm rich hazelton:

if you like what you're hearing a pledge of $75 will automatically get you rob's premium from which this is taken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Ignatatus666:

Systema Solar a band from Colombia
Has an outrageous live video
They are a must watch listen They combine Latin dance beats with Raga,Cumbia,Salsa,Acid house,rock.
Smokin!!!!
Aside from that
PLEDGE!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm chresti:

That sound meditation tape is very good..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm chresti:

I think the trick is to focus on your breathing, something like that.
  7:07pm choggie:

if you want my body and you think I'm sexy come on baby let me know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

yes, indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm chresti:

I usually end up falling asleep, when I think about nothing.

Oh yeah @choggie
  7:10pm Carmichael:

Rod Stewart is rolling over in his grave.
  7:10pm ParUbi □ □ □ □:

Trying to empty my mind never worked for me. Better: open receptivity, non-identification
  7:14pm johnzo:

this song is making my dishwashing gig much more pleasant, thank you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm chresti:

Rod Stewart is still with us, so he's rolling in his Bentley, or whatever he rolls in these days @Carmichael
  7:19pm rich hazelton:

$75 will put you in the running for Opika Pende a 4 CD box set an book from Dust to Digital of African music on 78 rpm records
  7:21pm Carmichael:

That was a joke, chresti :) Dry humor doesn’t work withe internet ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm chresti:

I'm all for dry humor @Carmichael:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

AKA Jaina here. Love on you wfmu!
  7:28pm Jett:

SheilaB is the best!!!
  7:30pm daniel in jc:

oooo yeahhh!!!!!! woooooo
  7:31pm daniel in jc:

thanks fellas ;) <3
  7:44pm ParUbi □ □ □ □:

Nice work, Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm TIMPANDA:

im in the game
  8:02pm tom from Glasgow:

wuss-tuh-shuh
  8:03pm tom from Glasgow:

i own that Opika Pende and let me tell you guys you want to own that set, great stuff
  8:03pm tom from Glasgow:

Stan is my hero
  8:03pm ParUbi □ □ □ □:

That was my first freeform station, WCBN Ann Arbor !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm chresti:

How does he do it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Smilty69:

25th anniversary of anything is epic
  8:10pm rich hazelton:

pledges of $75 or more puts you in the running for Juu & G Jee New Luk Thung LP and Classic Productions by Surin Phaksiri: Luk Thung Gems from the 1960s - 80s CD. both will go to one lucky winner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm chresti:

That Luk Tung prize looks real good..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm ParUbi:

Very tempting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm chresti:

2 cds is a great deal too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm chresti:

missed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Rob W:

We're giving away Oumou Sangare's latest album Mogoya now - nobody's in the running for that one yet; get in the running with your pledge!
  8:34pm rich hazelton:

we're working our way towards rob's goal for this show but we do have a ways to go so please pledge now at 800-989-9368 or online at wfmu.org. there is less than 30 minutes to go during this shift and it would be great to hit rob's goal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm ParUbi:

The odds are good! I've won a good number of records already this pledge season
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Ignatatus666:

Cumbia!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm chresti:

I usually have better luck on the alternate streams, I've missed a few on this main channel, I'm too slow!(pledging for prizes)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm chresti:

Same here, Saturday afternoon with TPSS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm ParUbi:

I know, I won one and lost one on the main channel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm ParUbi:

Looks like I'm already over halfway to the 12 premium level, whoops
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm chresti:

Haha, I start loosing count
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Thanks, Squirrel. Congrats, winners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob and Rich! Fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm chresti:

Thanks Rob and Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm ParUbi:

Congrats from me too! Good cause!
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