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.
Below are some pictures from the evening, including views of 42nd Street and 8th Ave.; under the marquee of the B.B. King Club; me throwing devil horns, Ace on stage and with his patented smoking Gibson Les Paul.
I had the opportunity to meet and interview Ace at my actual job and I put together the photo montage above for the fascinating Facebook group Ace Calling, established and maintained by WFMU's own Kurt Gottschalk. The concept is simple: pair a photo of Ace on the phone with a shot of someone else on the phone (or something more conceptual). Once you start making these Ace mashups you just can't stop. Below is a selection of my additions to the Ace Calling cause.
Last Week: Rhode Island Road Trip
Last week'sAerial View featured a trip to Rhode Island to celebrate my sister birthday. Here's some feedback on the show:
Hi, Chris T. I finally found some time to catch an episode. I pretty much gave up on competing with tailgaters. I pull over and let them pass and let them become the next guy's problem.
Loved your Rhode Island Road Show! Poorly-endowed SUV tailgaters ... dead animals under the porch ... This episode had it all!
Ace Chris T. Frehley
New York Aerial View Groove
Aerial View Audio Arsenal
Some behind-these-scenes info for your audio geeks: That tiny Sony ICD-UX512 recorder has been a staple of the Aerial View Arsenal for awhile now but I managed to snag a Zoom H2N at the Meadowlands Flea market this past Saturday and it's a serious upgrade in sonic quality. I'll keep the Sony because it's so compact but the H2N is now the preferred audio-gathering device for field trips like this one. My Zoom H6 will continue to be the go-to recorder when I need to plug in microphones and capture stereo ambience at the same time.
Permanently unelected Mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun, has written a new play - KILLING REPUBLICANS: A ROCK OPERA - and previews begin Fri., April 22 at the Shooting Gallery Arts Annex in Coney Island. I'll be sitting down with the playwright for a future edition of Aerial View.
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ON DEMAND ARCHIVES: The Aerial View Archive page features archives going back to nearly the beginning of the show in RealAudio and MP3 format.ON THE WEB:Listen from the playlist page aeriaview.me.OVER THE AIR: Aerial View is currently off the airwaves of WFMU until further notice.PODCAST: Aerial View is available on iTunes as a podcast.