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Saturday, March 9, 2019 Options
WFMU Fundraiser Show With MC Tamar
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 No Borders! Unbounded Sounds From Around the World: A GPS-defying collection of fabulous tracks that can’t be walled in by genre or geography!.



Of course, if my cd doesn't float your boat you can choose a different DJ's premium (cd or otherwise) instead. 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? And if you are in a good place economically, perhaps you’ll consider celebrating my radio longevity 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 Japanese Funhouse T-shirt (designed by Yu Maeda)



And for a $10 per month swag for life pledge you’ll receive the WFMU | Radio T-shirt, designed by Greg Harrison!



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 also does the trick) you'll receive tons of swag including the new Pulaski Zip Hoodie, designed by the late great Burt Schlatter!



But any amount you can pledge is most fabulous and wonderful. And it just takes a $20 pledge to get our fab new WFMU Minotaur Bumper Sticker, designed by Kirsten Ulve, discount admission to our Record Fair April 26 - 28 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, The Photographs Of Charles Duvelle - Disques OCORA And Collection PROPHET, a Limited Edition. 296 page fine art photography book (188 black & white and 58 color photographs) with 2 CDs of exclusive audio compiled by Hisham Mayet and Charles Duvelle from the OCORA ethnographic recording archives, published by Sublime Frequencies.



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) including the new WFMU winter knit hat designed by Akira Yonekawa (one of many gifts you get at the $15 per month level) at https://wfmu.org/swag.



SWAG FOR LIFE: WFMU's sustaining donor program - commit to a small monthly donation and 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 THIS YEAR: A WFMU LIVE MUSIC COMPILATION LP Transmissions From the Love Room - a dozen superb WFMU live performances on vinyl, including a live track by Khaira Arby performed on Transpacific Sound Paradise: Pledge $41 a month or more and it's yours. Info: https://wfmu.org/transmissions/



SPECIAL WFMU GRAND PRIZE TRIP CONTEST FOR ELIGIBLE GENEROUS PLEDGERS: The Boaty Weekender - Cruise from Barcelona to Sardinia with on-board performances by indie rock icons Bell and Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub and many more. Pledge $83 a month or more and you'll be entered in the drawing. (Two winners will be chosen; includes airfare; each winner can bring one guest.) Info: https://wfmu.org/boatyweekender/



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

This Week's Playlist:

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The Strangers: Onye Ije Options / Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 1 (1972-1977) / NowAgain (0:00:00 Pop‑up)

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou: Oce Options / Cotonou Club / Strut (0:03:42 Pop‑up)

Michael Veal and Aqua Ife: IKE Options / Volume Two / * (0:08:24 Pop‑up)

Samba Touré: Mana Yero Koy - from his great album Wande on Glitterbeat - up for Grabs NOW - pledge to get in the running, the odds are good! Options (0:22:15 Pop‑up)

Samba Touré: Goy Boyro from his great album Wande on Glitterbeat - up for Grabs NOW - pledge to get in the running, the odds are good! Options (0:27:42 Pop‑up)

Two Gun Man: Amatlawu - from our No Borders premium world music comp CD - pledge 75 bucks and it's yours! Options (0:31:50 Pop‑up)

Gaye Su Akyol: From her LP Hologram Imparatorlugu - it's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (0:45:24 Pop‑up)

Gaye Su Akyol: Kendimden Kaçmaktan (Escape From Myself) From her LP Hologram Imparatorlugu - it's our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (0:47:31 Pop‑up)

El Noi: Zorongo Rock - from the Spanish rumba pop / achilifunk comp Rumbita Buena, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:00:31 Pop‑up)

Chango: El Guapo - from the Spanish rumba pop / achilifunk comp Rumbita Buena, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:01:57 Pop‑up)

Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto": A La Pelota - from the Spanish rumba pop / achilifunk comp Rumbita Buena, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:05:04 Pop‑up)

Juana Molina: Vergüenza Es Robar Y Que Lo Vean Options / Rara / MCA (1:07:01 Pop‑up)

Grupo C.I.M.: Joropo No. 1 - from our No Borders premium world music comp CD - pledge 75 bucks and it's yours! Options (1:12:18 Pop‑up)

Madagascar village musician: Samy Faly - from our Grand Prize OCORA / Sublime Frequencies photo book + 2 CDs - get in the running with your pledge of $75 or more! Options (1:16:48 Pop‑up)

Lord Kitchener: Pepsi-Cola "Come Alive" Radio Spot (1960's) Options (1:28:50 Pop‑up)

Abelardo Carbonó: om our No Borders premium world music comp CD - pledge 75 bucks and it's yours! Options (1:31:21 Pop‑up)

La Cumbia Chicherra: Marsellesita Options / Hijo de Tigre (1:35:00 Pop‑up)

Lola Flores: La Bomba Gitana - from the Spanish rumba pop / achilifunk comp Rumbita Buena, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:39:54 Pop‑up)

Tewolde Redda: Ab Teqai Kerebi from the album Tewolde Redda - Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer on Domino Sound, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:53:53 Pop‑up)

Tewolde Redda: Milenu from the album Tewolde Redda - Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer on Domino Sound, our prize up for grabs now - get in the running with your pledge! Options (1:56:57 Pop‑up)

Amadou and Mariam: Yiki Yassa - from La Confusion - CD & LP - currently up for grabs - a pledge of $20 or more gets you in the running! Options (2:09:00 Pop‑up)

Amadou and Mariam: Fari Mandila - from La Confusion - CD & LP - currently up for grabs - a pledge of $20 or more gets you in the running! Options (2:12:10 Pop‑up)

Kilimanjaro Cha Cha Band: Kosa Gani Nimefanya Maria - from our No Borders premium world music comp CD - pledge 75 bucks and it's yours! Options (2:17:28 Pop‑up)

Ubambo: Sibonabantu Ben Zondo Options / Various Artists: African Vibrations (2:21:09 Pop‑up)

Hervé Imare: Mêle Mêle Pas Toué P'Tit Pierre from Ote Maloya on Strut Records - the double LP compilation currently up for grabs - a pledge of $20 or more gets you in the running! Options (2:34:40 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.



Listener comments!

  Sat. 3/9/19 6:03pm m:

I need the 800 number.
please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 6:03pm RomanDogBird:

1-800-989-9368

right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 6:07pm Rob W:

1-800-989-9368 is the phone line to pledge, yes, thanks!
  Sat. 3/9/19 6:10pm neil in london:

Meet the feebles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 6:16pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, I hope you can make a pledge and keep us rolling here at WFMU! Our first prize drawing is for a great album by Malian guitarist Samba Toure - get in the running with your pledge now, thanks!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 6:18pm Brian in UK:

Hello Rob, was playing your 2014 premium in the car today. Music aint nothing like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 6:18pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Tamar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 6:20pm Rob W:

Hi Bas and Brian and everyone!
  Sat. 3/9/19 6:23pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I've been looking forward to this show all week! Come on everyone! Pledge for this fantastic radio program and for the best premium CD's year in and year out!
  Sat. 3/9/19 6:30pm Mindy:

When does this drive end???
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 6:31pm Tamar:

Hi Bas, Brian, Neil, RomanDogBird, Karen, and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 6:36pm Bas NL:

We miss you Liz! :)
  Sat. 3/9/19 6:37pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Mindy, it ends next Sunday
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 6:59pm TDK60:

Evening.
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 7:02pm Tamar:

For a pledge of $20 or more in the next few minutes, you will be in the running Gaye Su Akyol's LP Hologram Imparatorlug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:07pm maestroso:

Hi Rob and Tamar! I'm in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:07pm chresti:

Hello from the afternoon.
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 7:09pm TDK60:

Hola Chresti in the afternoon, and Bas in the night, from me in the eve.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:16pm Bas NL:

Hi TDK60!
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 7:23pm Tamar:

The Rumbita is Buena indeed! Awesome compilation now up for grabs for the next round of pledgers.
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 7:24pm Tamar:

Hola maestro, TDK60, chresti and Mindy!
  Sat. 3/9/19 7:30pm fullmetalmonkey & trixietheduck:

Hi Rob. Hi Katie wfmu rules !!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:43pm Bas NL:

I still buy and play newly released stuff on cassette.. :)
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 7:43pm TDK60:

cassettes are fun; cueing is hard; there's hiss, but they have fluid re-recording ability; now you know, heh.
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 7:47pm TDK60:

anyone recall you once could buy reel-to-reel tape albums?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:50pm Bas NL:

I did a lot of experimenting with reel-to-reel.. looping around the room on multiple recorders, cutting and sticking tape together. Good fun!
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 7:51pm northguineahills:

@Bas: Me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 7:52pm Bas NL:

Hi ngh!
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 7:57pm northguineahills:

cola calypso cacophony
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:05pm Bas NL:

My old Pulaski hoodie has been worn to bits.. great you have the new one up!
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:13pm TDK60:

got my high heel sneakers on and my wighat too, let's dance..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob, Tamar and pledgers. Working on my S4L allotments. My pledge should appear next week.
  Sat. 3/9/19 8:23pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I missed the description of the grand prize. Please someone let me know?
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:27pm TDK60:

Oh, just thought: DJ Daniel Blumin, on his show last night, gave an impassioned short rap on refugees; folks here may be interested (toward end of show -11:30?).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:27pm chresti:

I hope you wore white gloves, Bas
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 8:28pm Rob W:

Here's info on the Grand Prize for this show: A premium-cd-level pledge of $75 or more made before 9 pm gets you into the running for our grand prize, The Photographs Of Charles Duvelle - Disques OCORA And Collection PROPHET, a Limited Edition. 296 page fine art photography book (188 black & white and 58 color photographs) with 2 CDs of exclusive audio compiled by Hisham Mayet and Charles Duvelle from the OCORA ethnographic recording archives, published by Sublime Frequencies.
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:29pm delphine:

loved the eritean stuff. amadou et mariam forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:29pm chresti:

I was just thinking about Blumin's show TDK60
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:29pm TDK60:

..yes chresti, and a white lab coat...
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 8:33pm Tamar:

Greetings, fmm&trixietheduck, ngh. Ken, and delphine!
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 8:33pm Tamar:

Ooh, slow in the phone room. You've got an excellent chance to win the Amadou & Mariam LP/CD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:35pm Bas NL:

Nothing beats the sounds of finger printed, maltreated old tape chresti! Some musicians have made a career out of it! (Check out the brilliant series by William Basinski : The Disintegration Loops)
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:43pm TDK60:

The name of my mix-tape operation is Scratchy Records Depot and Cassette Laboratories.
  Sat. 3/9/19 8:44pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I'm really looking forward to the Love Room record!
  Sat. 3/9/19 8:48pm melinda:

Hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 8:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, melinda. When do you make the journey back home?
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/9/19 8:52pm Tamar:

Only 7 minutes left to pledge to TSP and get in the running for this Reunion Island compilation CD.
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:52pm northguineahills:

Thanks Rob and Tamar!
  Sat. 3/9/19 8:53pm John from Florham Park:

Hello fellow WFMU listeners
Avatar Sat. 3/9/19 8:58pm TDK60:

..great show again! !otra vez!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob and team!
  Sat. 3/9/19 9:00pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Sweet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 3/9/19 9:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

W00t!
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