Aerial View was WFMU’s first regularly-scheduled phone-in talk show. Hosted by Chris T. and on the air since 1989, the show features topical conversation, interviews and many trips down the rabbit hole. Until further notice, Aerial View is only available as a podcast, available every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the newsletter “See You Next Tuesday!” and find tons of archives at aerialview.me.
My friend and guitar teacher Keith Hartel returns today to delve into the work of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. We'll learn how to play Surrender and a bit of I Want You To Want Me. As usual, the conversation with Keith goes all over, and includes mentions of the following topics, musicians and bands:
Gibson Les Paul
Live at Leeds
Ross The Boss
The Rolling Stones
Vinyl on HBO
This was my favorite lesson yet and I hope you enjoy it eve if you don't play guitar. I'm sure Keith will be back before much longer. If you'd like to take lessons with Keith, contact him at the Guitar Bar in Hoboken or hit him up on Facebook.
If you listened to the podcast you may have heard Kaz mention the short Underworld cartoons for which I provided the voice of Snuff. Find them online here and see one of my favorites, below.
Watch the Underworld cartoon "Boobs", above.
Looking back, it's been a great thirty years.
The Marathon is ON!
The Annual WFMU Fundraising Marathon is now in full effect. This is the time every year when the Freeform Station Of The Nation raises the bulk of its operating capital. If you're a listener of the station and a fan of what I do, please pledge your support right now. Be sure to hit the + button next to the drop menu to be sure you're pledging to Aerial View.
Here are my Marathon Events:
Tueday, March 8, 10 am
The first Marathon 2016 Aerial View podcast drops. Let the pledging begin! Pledges of $75 or more to Aerial View get this year's limited-edition flip-top refillable lighter, with Chris T. illustration by Piersanti and graphics by Jack Taylor. This will be the last of five lighters I've done and the supply for this one will be very limited. Do not miss out! DON'T FORGET: Each week during the Marathon, one lucky pledger will get a copy of Underworld: From Hoboken To Hollywood, by Kaz! Pledge $25 or more to get in the running.
Saturday, March 12, 1 - 3 pm
I'll be MC'ing for Rex Doane on Fool's Paradise, your two-hour Excursion to Nowhere coming to you LIVE from a fur-lined fallout shelter in Jersey City! Expect to hear lots of schlock, bop and grease with WFMU's King Of Snacks and yours truly!
As mentioned here last week, this will be my last WFMU Marathon. I'd like to go out with a nice, strong showing not just for Aerial View but for Bowling For Truth,The Nightmare Lounge, Communication Breakdown, this See You Next Tue! newsletter and my thirty year contribution to the greatest platform for radio innovation this planet has ever seen. I wouldn't have a career in radio without my experience at WFMU and as I keep saying, so much in my life has begun with the station that "frequently modulates but never vacillates". Please show the place some love!
Cheap Chris T. Trick
Aerial Surrender View
You can "adopt" me for the Marathon by clicking the pic above!
Obligatory Throwback Pic
Here's the original Kaz illustration for the only Aerial View T-shirt ever made,
back in the 90's sometime.
Send feedback by clicking the pic above.
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