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Options March 10, 2015: Under Pressure Marathon Show w/MC Jim the Poet

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Tonight: Under Pressure
WFMU's Fundraising Marathon is here and so is my first Marathon 2015 Show! Thanks to everyone who pledged pre-Marathon and thanks in advance to all of you who will call or go online to pledge during Aerial View. Your money will guarantee that WFMU remain the shining cultural resource it's been for more than fifty years. That's right, WFMU went on the air while Buddy Holly was still alive, April 24,1958. It wasn't always the freeform mecca you've come to know and love - that took ten years. But when 1967 rolled around so did the iconoclasts, led by Vin Scelsa and armed with LPs reeking of patchouli and skunk weed (for more, check out A Brief History of Freeform Radio from WFMU's now-defunct program guide Lowest Common Denominator and the accompanying Freeform Timeline). I'm proud to be part of what has become a tradition of freeform at WFMU, documented in the new film Sex & Broadcasting.

Jim the Poet of Sportsy Talk joins me tonight and he's bringing his balls (see below). What will we do with those, you're wondering?! Think Idiocracy and then tune in to find out!
 If you've been enjoying this newsletter and the kickass radio show that accompanies it, please pledge by calling 800-989-WFMU or going to wfmu.org. And remember: you can also adopt me!
The Aerial View Premium this year - yours for a pledge of just $75 or more - is the 4th edition of the Aerial View lighter. This one has a beautiful goldtone finish and features the Chris T. "Ace Face" illustration by Two-Fisted Titan of Gusto Jack "Hot Wahini" Taylor. It'll look even better than this:
2015 Aerial View Lighter
I also have prizes to give away, including signed copies of two books from former Aerial View guests, Brad Tolinski's Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page and Tony Rettman's NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980 - 1990. (Click on either title, below, for more info.)
Tonight only you can also win the Krzysztof Kieslowski "Three Colors Trilogy" of films Blue, White & Red in a DVD Box set. But you can't be in the running if you don't pledge to Aerial View!


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Fri. Mar. 13 the tables turn when I MC with Billy Jam on Put The Needle On The Record and with Rex on Fool's Paradise Sat., March 14.

On St. Patrick's Day, Tue., Mar. 17, Pseu Braun of Pseu's Thing With A Hook and the Pseu Braun Show will be my MC for my second Marathon 2015 show.
 
Last Week: Uncomfortably Numb
Last week's show was my favorite kind of Aerial View: a meaningful discussion of the way things are. We talked about happiness, numbness, the endless winter, popularity and much more. Admittedly, all of it was coming from my skewed vision. But it's my show, so a personal approach is to be expected.

Here are some playlist comments:
  • The pursuit of happiness merely for the sake of happiness is an empty and pointless enterprise. Also, Chris, you do have an underlying enthusiasm in your show. An enthusiasm to NOT PANDER!.
  • @Chris - I think you're doing a great job with the show as it is. Correct me if I'm wrong, or if its too personal, but didn't you recently have a death in your immediate family? After my father died, I was numb for years. It wasn't until pretty recently that I could make myself feel again.
  • I'm gonna call my autobiography "Upbeat and miserable"....
  • Marge tried to tell Lisa to do that, but then she realized it was wrong and told her to be her skeptical and negative self. A heartwarming moment.
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  1. Aerial View was the first regularly-scheduled phone-in talk show on WFMU. When it went on the air in 1989, calls came in from landlines or pay phones. Almost no one had a cellphone. Support Pioneering.
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  12. Aerial View removes stubborn stains. Just soak your clothes for one hour while listening to Aerial View and VOILA! Those stains are history. Support Cleanliness.
  13. Aerial View tackles an amazing range of topics. From light to heavy, in the last year alone, the show considered: weltschmerz, schadenfreude, hate and discontent, my DNA test, long-lost friend reunions, punk rock, Led Zeppelin karaoke AND I brought you special "Man on the Scene" shows from Times Square and Hollywood – to name just a few. Support Curiosity.
Upcoming Chris T. Stuff
WFMU Rec Fair
Saturday, May 2
I'll be selling records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, books, old paper and lots of interesting collectibles at the WFMU Record Fair, this year in BROOKLYN!
Saturday, May 30
I return to the Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market with whatever's left over from the WFMU Record Fair!
Obligatory Throwback Pic
Me, in the Upsala College Froeburg Hall Studio circa 1987,
reading the WFMU Program Guide,
Lowest Common Denominator,
during The Nightmare Lounge.

 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:03pm cory:

hiya chris and all.
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:04pm RZ:

Hi all! Happy marathon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:04pm Marcel M:

Chris! Jim! People! Marathon! Hello.
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:04pm P-90:

Pressure. My favorite subject. Uh boy.
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:05pm Jim the Poet:

Hey everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/10/15 6:07pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Hey gang! Light it up!
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:11pm P-90:

I'll be posting instructions for 3D-printing the "extra parts" needed to convert the Aerial View Lighter to a pistol, "Man with the Golden Gun" style. watch this space for info.
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:13pm P-90:

No love for poor Jim the Poet. So misunderstood, these poets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/10/15 6:14pm steve:

put the NYHC book up so i can pledge
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:15pm Robert:

Please, no hurting! We know you guys love what you do, but so do we, and it'd be mean for us to inflict physical pain on you just to raise $.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:17pm Caryn:

It's past midnight here, which means it's my birthday. Can't think of a better way to spend it than with the Marathon.
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:18pm P-90:

Happy Birthday, Real-Life Female Caryn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:19pm Caryn:

Hah, thanks, P-90!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:20pm dale:

already blew my swag for life pledge on sunday - but i give to chris and jim in spirit. does that count?
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:22pm gG:

The chrisT and Jim colab works. Two good talkers talking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:22pm Marcel M:

Yes Dale, it counts. But cash counts MOAR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:24pm dale:

like homer simpson said, football in the groin - it works on so many levels.
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:24pm P-90:

Gotta love a no-nonsense, big-hearted, true-blue guy that makes his big pledge on the very first day of the Marathon. Bravo, dale! You don't fuck around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:26pm dale:

i think the station made a huge mistake dumping keili - she brought some vitality and the young money. if young people have money.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:26pm Marcel M:

@Dale: Hehe.. I was thinking of that episode also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:26pm JakeGould:

Hello people. Going to support this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/10/15 6:27pm steve:

Dale they were just talking about how she recently moved to Florida.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:28pm Marcel M:

When people leave it doesn't always mean the station dumped them... thats one of the things that Ken complains about often.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:28pm dale:

yeah, i know. she moved cuz nothing was happening here i assume.
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:28pm JoeyX:

What's the ruling on wearing a cup during all this ball smacking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:29pm JakeGould:

Wow, the record fair is coming to Brooklyn? Is that a safe idea?
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:29pm P-90:

@JoeyX: only for the weak and soft, but it works on so many levels
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:30pm P-90:

@Jake: no, Brooklyn will not be safe from the consequences
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:32pm JakeGould:

I assume everyone will be escorted from subway under armed guard, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:32pm dale:

i found my father sitting on the edge of my bed reading the playboys i had stashed under my bed when i was 18. weird awkward moment. he was smiling so he didn't give a shit.
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:33pm JoeyX:

Jim, if grandma shows up, offer to make her feel 74 again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:33pm JakeGould:

Slap the balls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:39pm JakeGould:

“The Town of Neversink is in the northeast corner of the county. The Neversink River that flows through the town is claimed to be the birthplace of American fly fishing.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:39pm JakeGould:

“Bittersweet: A community lost when the Neversink reservoir was constructed.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:39pm dale:

p-90 -- in the past i pledged over the course of the two weeks based on whether i wanted to win a prize. it was nerve wracking, that's why i just decide to do the whole thing at once. navasink is up along the delaware river and he listens on 90.1 no doubt.
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:39pm P-90:

Why have they not allowed Mike judge to release a "director's cut" of Idiocracy? He famously disowned the movie because the studio insisted on cutting it to pieces. Its rep has become so huge even in that form, the "original" must be really something...
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:41pm Danne D:

Best Slogan Ever.
Avatar Tue. 3/10/15 6:41pm Danne D:

Not the best beer name ever though - that would be Schlitz.

No matter how many you have and how bombed you get you still pronounce it exactly the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:43pm dale:

danne d - blatz trumps schlitz
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:45pm P-90:

The "Kiner's Korner" theme song!
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:46pm P-90:

Wait-- "hot fudge sushi" might just be the filthiest-sounding new sexual slang term in years
  Tue. 3/10/15 6:47pm LES:

If you're going to do this ball thing stuff the beer cozy down there first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 6:48pm dale:

that last sfx sounded wet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/10/15 7:00pm chris:

Let the balls fly! Thanks, Chris T!
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