Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Timothy "Speed" Levitch
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, 9am - 10am
on The Listener Hour

In Bennett Miller's 1998 documentary The Cruise, Timothy "Speed" Levitch quickly made a name for himself as NYC's most enigmatic double-decker tour bus guide. Waxing poetic on symbiotic relationships between all things, and considering the Brooklyn Bridge to be one of his true friends, his inimitable voice and style have been likened by some as a hybrid of Gore Vidal, Tiny Tim, and Willy Wonka; and his philosophy of life, AKA "The Cruise" is full of some fascinating imagery. Today, Speed is your guide through the WFMU Listener Hour, offering some Joe Frank-like soundscapes and reading from his own writings.


Andrew fills in for Pat with guests The Lost Patrol & Easy Action
Thursday, September 1st, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Andrew Listfield's show
Back for their 5th trip to FMU, the Lost Patrol willl be previewing their upcoming 5th CD and more. With a galactic-sized soundstage, the Lost Patrol are a blend of dreamy & ethereal surf, western, and everything from 50s ballads to 60s blue eyed soul to highly sentimental and romantic songs with haunting vocals and an edge definitely of today.

Also performing will be Easy Action, who feature John Brannon (ex-Negative Approach and Laughing Hyenas) on vocals. They're an in your face rock band with a powerhouse of a pedigree. Adjectives like harsh, gutsy, uncompromising & driven merely scratch the surface of describing this reckless ensemble.


Aircheck from WWOZ in New Orleans from December 2004
Thursday, September 1st, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
DJ Billy Dell presents "Records From The Crypt" featuring the honking R&B sounds that the city isfamous for including Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, and Frogman Henry.


Special: Three Hours of Voivod
Thursday, September 1st, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
This past week we lost one of thrash metal's legendary guitarists; Denis D'Amour, better known as PIGGY from Montreal's Voivod. To commemorate his passing and celebrate his music, Diane will play three hours of Voivod's music, including rare tracks, live recordings, interview snippets, and other archival material.


Rob Sonic
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Rob Sonic released one of the most accomplished and compelling hip-hop albums of 2004. Noah tried to get the NYC native on the show in the past but due to touring conflicts and the regular music biz hoopla he's going for round two. Clean out your ears and tune in as Rob plays tracks from Sonic Sum, his solo material, some of his favorite tracks and maybe some unreleased goodies!


End of Summer Battle of the Bands!
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
First up will be Fireball, an all-female punk/metal/witchcraft rock band who kinda sound like Girlschool meet Frightwig or the Shaggs meet the Gories. This quintet have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the stale Williamsburg, Brooklyn musical landscape! Then it's Von Scharpling: Tom's own band who never play or rehearse off the radio, fronted by 13-year old maniac Petey! And if that weren't enough there will be special surprise guests, tasty treats, and more hilarity than you can handle.


"The Safari Club"
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #522 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Finnish Free Psych-Folk Attack with Islaja, Kuupuu, Lau Nau, Hertta Lussu Assa, Tomutonttu, Taikuri Tali
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

For the last few years, the Finnish underground has been a fertile zone for tons of CD-Rs mixing abstract experimentalism, DIY-recording ethic, and fractured folk traditions (of both Finland and around the world). WFMU has been digging dozens of these recordings that have landed in our mailbox over time, and today we're thrilled to host a big batch of some of the scene's leading lights, making a rare visit to America. From the ladies: Islaja, Kuupuu and Lau Nau will each be turning in solo performances, and also will be collaborating as a trio called Hertta Lussu Assa. We'll also be hearing from Jan Anderzen (of famed groups Kemialliset Ystävät and Avarus) who makes solo music under the name Tomutonttu, and finally Taikuri Tali (who is Antti Tolvi of the groups Lauhkeat Lampaat, and Rauhan Orkesteri). Expect folky excursions in the Finnish tongue, primitive acoustic stringed and wind instruments, bells, percussion of all kinds, toy instruments, drones and an afternoon of beautiful, alien sounds.


The Time Flys
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Time Flys, out of Oakland, California, are young, loud and snotty. Kind of like The Gizmos for the 21st century. The group includes Andy from the Cuts on guitar, and their debut album is out now on Birdman Records. Tune in as these nuts bash out a live set for the WFMU listening audience.


The 1910 Fruitgum Company
Monday, August 29th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Frank Jeckell and Floyd Marcus of the original 1910 Fruitgum Company join Jonesey for a conversation regarding their life as Bubblegum Rock & Rollers. They will be joined by the current line-up of the band and perform live in the WFMU studios.


Michael Kimmelman
Monday, August 29th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The New York Times' chief art critic, Michael Kimmelman, on the art of life and vice versa, and his new book, "The Accidental Masterpiece".


Remote Broadcast from Uncommon Ground Coffee Shop
Sunday, August 28th, 2005, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Our 90.1 station will be hosting a remote broadcast on Sunday, August 28th, at the Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop in Wurtsboro, NY, from 3-7 PM. Gaylord Fields will be spinning his show live, and many other WFMU DJs will be on hand distributing station swag. If you listen to our 90.1 FM signal, please come out for this long overdue meet-and-greet initiated by FMU fans just like you! Uncommon Grounds is located at 108 Sullivan Street, in Wurtsboro, New York. For more information or directions, email Special Events Director Mike Lupica at mike@wfmu.org or call 201-521-1416 x243


Le Nombre
Saturday, August 27th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Blasting all the way from Canada come Le Nombre. These Montreal natives play timeless, high-energy, snotty rock that's raw and loud! Combining elements of punk, garage, hard rock, and metal, their hook-heavy music calls to mind a cross between AC/DC and the Buzzcocks -- if those bands sang in French!


Listener Jack Mello picks the platters this morning
Saturday, August 27th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

A Guided Tour of WDIA: 50,000 Watts of Soul Power
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
AM 1070, WDIA in Memphis made a revolutionary decision for a radio station south of the Mason-Dixon line in 1948: they turned the programming over to the city's best black talent. It quickly zoomed to a million dollars in yearly revenue, became the first station in the U.S. to openly discuss racial issues, and earned its name the Goodwill Station by becoming an unprecedented pioneer in civic responsibility in media. But it also became a foundation for great DJ's like Rufus Thomas, Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore, and Maurice "Hod Rod" Hulbert and paved to road to fame for countless black musicians. Spend an hour taking a guided tour of WDIA: music, announcements, far out jingles and diatribes, talk show segments and more.


Tony D
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Tony D started his career as a DJ and was producing by 1986. The Trenton native has become a notable underground producer, known for his works for DJ Muggs, the Outsidaz, Poor Righteous Teachers, King Sun, YZ, Crusaders for Real Hip-Hop and Pace Won. He has worked with some of the most respected independent labels in NYC such as Profile, Tommy Boy, Warlock and Tuff City Records...Listen up as Tony plays deep cuts from his past and current sounds from his Cha-Ching label as well treating listeners to some classic New Jersey style Hip-Hop!


DJ Goldilox
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

San Francisco Brasstax crew's DJ Goldilox is the featured Left Coast mixmaster this week on Bring That Beat Back. She'll be throwing down such records as the white label "funky town" by Just Another Bootleg, "All Nite" by Lewis Hopkin, and the unreleased "Crack House Yeah" by the DJ herself. Goldlilox's set kicks off the second hour of the show at 3AM.


"Update "On White Supremecists & Neo Nazis" + "Miscellaneous Articles and Updates"
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 520 and 521 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Steve Wynn (the rock legend, not the casino guy) returns to WFMU to preview songs from his forthcoming album, "tick, tick, tick." Steve, of course, is best known as the leader of the Dream Syndicate in the 1980's, the leading light of L.A.'s Paisley Underground scene. His recent solo albums (Here Come the Miracles, Static Transmission) rank among his best work, so tune in to hear a veteran artist still at the peak of his creative powers. This will be Steve's fifth or sixth trip to WFMU (two or three on Trash Twang & Thunder, two previous on Three Chord Monte) and these performances have become the stuff of legend. This one, featuring the Miracle 3 (Jason Victor on guitar, Dave Decastro on bass, Linda Pitmon on drums), promises to add another exciting chapter.


Jesse Malin
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Former member of D Generation and Heart Attack Jesse Malin returns to Jonesville. Malin will perform live in the WFMU studios, song selections to include material from his forthcoming 3rd solo release.


Chris Mooney + Alain Silver
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Journalist Chris Mooney on The Republican War on Science, and author and producer Alain Silver on samurai films.


4 Decades of Chilean Politics in Popular Music
Saturday, August 20th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Chilean listener Sebastian Brahm presents "Define Popular", 4 Decades of Chilean Politics in Popular Music


Boomish!
Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Imagine what might happen if Lawrence Welk rose from the dead, bought a sampler, and staged a hostile takeover of The Price Is Right. Boomish! is a unique multimedia experience that combines top notch music, 60's and 70's TV nostalgia, and a game show or two thrown in for good measure. Whether you enjoy a great live show, or you're simply looking to be in the same room with guys who have inspired a group of Austrians to waltz to chicken clucks (seriously), we suggest you tune in. You can also Check out their tunes in the recently released and widely acclaimed documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom."


Jingles All the Way
Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
Don't be confused by the dozens of singers trying to convince you otherwise; your radio will still be tuned to WFMU, despite their exhortations to the contrary. This week on Aircheck, WFMU presents vintage jingles from radio stations across the country -- although most of them came out of a handful of production houses improbably based in Dallas. But wait, there's more! We'll throw in a couple of rarely-heard promotional packages used by the jingle companies to promote their wares. It's all happening Thursday from 6pm to 7pm on -- sing it, now -- The Fun 91, W-FM-YOU!


Ladybug Mecca
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
With an amazing solo debut out and the reformation of the Digable Planets; Ladybug Mecca will fly over to chat about music and play cuts off her new album as well as her favorite songs from past and present. Children say...Ladybug come outside!


DJ Pone
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Tune into "Bring that Beat Back" this week when host DJ Billy Jam is joined live by DJ Pone (Transplants, Dub EFX, DJs of Mass Destruction, Skratch Pisstolz, 89 Skratch Gangstaz, KALX FM, Norcal DJ Academy). 5 turntables, 2 DJs, 4 hours, No format!


"Interview with Wesley Smith III" PLUS "Update on Germany"
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts #141 and 152A in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The New Pornographers
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The pop of Vancouver's New Pornographers has been revered in WFMU's corridors ever since the group's debut back in 2000, even making noise creeps like Brian who dwell in a black pool of goo armed with Brainbombs records perk up and tap along. Picture liberal doses of hooks and sounds evocative of Eno, ELO, Sparks, Wings, Tubeway Army, and so many more coupled with complex yet totally accessible pop song structures. The line-up has fluctuated over the past tours, and this time out it's Carl Newman, Todd Fancey, John Collins, Blaine Thurier, Kurt Dahle and the debut of Carl's niece Kathryn Calder (making her first radio appearance and second ever live performance with the band!) They join Brian today to play some old tunes and some brand new ones from their forthcoming album Twin Cinema, out on Matador August 23rd.


Mike Peters of the Alarm
Monday, August 15th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Mike Peters of The Alarm returns to Jonesville for a conversation regarding his career in Rock & Roll. Peters will also perform live in our studios.


Listener Daniel Wise on the wheels of steel
Saturday, August 13th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Goes Cube
Thursday, August 11th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Eric Davidson of the New Bomb Turks says: "Unlike most indie boy toys who get really miffed at times, Goes Cube actually look up when their songs are done and tell you how downright homicidal ex-girlfriends can make you or something. Then bash crashing guitars like they're zapping in'n'out of more pedals than moody caterwauler Dave Obuchowski employs. Matthew Frey plays his bass like a kid brother caught in a "No, you shut up!" yelling match with his sister. The "drummer" has no kin, only wires and a metal encasing scrawled with the words "Beating Machine." And beat it does, and from Brooklyn they are, and yes they are trying for something new, like naming all their songs numerically -- "GOES CUBE Song #19," "GOES CUBE Song #20," and so on and so forth, and so check them out.


The Black Pope
Thursday, August 11th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
"You're listening to the greatest black radio personality in the world" was the pompous boast the Black Pope made repeatedly during his broadcasts. He may have been right. He ruled radio in New Orleans during the 70s and 80s screaming over soul records and taking phone dedications from the Ninth Ward. Tune in and you may be fortunate enough to learn the meaning of "roodie poot".


Al Margolis
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Al Margolis is the proprietor of the experimental-music label Pogus Records and the brains behind the uncategorizable experimental group If, Bwana. Al will be previewing some upcoming Pogus releases and spinning yet another batch of ultra-rarities from his collection on this, his annual summer visit to World of Echo.


"Interview II with Wesley J. Smith"
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #124 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Lesley Gore
Monday, August 8th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The legendary Lesley Gore who recorded such hit records as "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry", and "You Don't Own Me" will join Jonesey to discuss to discuss her life and career, as well as her latest CD release "Ever Since". Additionally, Gore will perform live in our studios with her band.


Sean Wilsey
Monday, August 8th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
McSweeney's editor at large and general literary guy Sean Wilsey visits to talk about his book "Oh the Glory of It All".


Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio
Saturday, August 6th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Terre T is honored to present all the way from Seattle, rock and roll legends Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio! Joel RL Phelps founded one of the greatest rock bands of the 9os, Silkworm. After he split from them in 1994, he founded The Downer Trio. Phelps and the Downer Trio, like Silkworm, have made some of the most amazing, brilliantly written, heartfelt music to which very few bands can compare! See why their album 'Customs' was in Terre's Top Ten of 2004.


Son Volt
Saturday, August 6th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell
Jay Farrar brings Son Volt by the Radio Thrift Shop for a chat and live set.


Listener Ed Word
Saturday, August 6th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Put your Headphones on and let Ed Word wake you up this Saturday morning, get you dancing then lull you back to sleep, all in one hour. He will destroy and annoy LIVE in the studio with a special guest.


Coyle & Sharpe
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
In the early 1960s, the streets of San Francisco were terrorized by two wandering misfits with a sick sense of play and a microphone -- Jim Coyle and Mal Sharpe. Their encounters with unsuspecting citizens were recorded and then rebroadcast on their now-legendary "On the Loose" radio program. In the mid-1990s WFMU re-aired many of these totally unique man-on-the-street experiments and now, through the good works of ubuweb and Mal Sharpe himself, many more of these hilarious confrontations are available.


Aaron from Volcano the Bear
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Aaron from Volcano the Bear will be in the studio to discuss the band's activities, a couple of new releases and his solo work as well. He'll be bringing plenty of material with him to premier including tracks from the forthcoming double album 'Classic Erasmus Fusion' due out later in the year. He'll be dropping in around 1pm. Tune in for this rare visit.


Creature
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
There are few artists that can truly be considered fixtures on any particular music scene. Creature, however, fits that bill as one of the most revered and talented emcees on New York's independent hip-hop scene. For nearly a decade, Creature has been offering his blend of metaphor, street prophecy, pain and realism with a dash of twisted humor. Clean out your earwax and listen in! Also, UK MC / singer / artist M.I.A. calls in from the road to tell a few stories and opinions on music, the press, and her album Arular.


Bourbon Princess
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Monique Ortiz, who records as leader of the band Bourbon Princess, will offer a solo set on Irwin's Gender Bias program on Wednesday, August 3, at 2:00 pm. Ortiz croons in a dark and brooding contralto, around which she weaves fretless electric bass and baritone guitar. She terms the sound "blue wave" -- new wave with a restrained but distinct blues and jazz flavor. Bourbon Princess will be touring this fall in support of their new album "Dark of Days" (Accurate Records/Hi-N-Dry).


"Interview with Wesley J. Smith"
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #117 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series (re-broadcast from 11.98)


The editors of Weird NJ
Monday, August 1st, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran of Weird New Jersey return to Jonesville to discuss all things weird. Mark & Mark will take your calls and discuss their new television series Weird U.S. which debuts on August 1st at 10pm on the History Channel.


Rob Curto and Scott Kettner and their musical friends.
Saturday, July 30th, 2005, 9pm - Midnight
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob and Scott are big players in a growing NYC scene dedicated to the powerful roots musics of Northeastern Brazil. Accordionist Curto leads the band Forro For All, playing the accordion-centric forro style. Drummer Kettner leads percussion-driven bands Nation Beat and Maracatu New York. They'll perform live and get us up to date on what's happening musically in Northeast Brazil and why so many New Yorkers are getting into it.


Amanda and Robin fill in this morning
Saturday, July 30th, 2005, 10am - Noon
on
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova
No boys allowed! Amanda and her ward/sidekick the young Robin keep the airwaves safe from evil-doers. And boys. Rock and schlock from 10 to 12 o'clock .


Listener Davo spins and grins!
Saturday, July 30th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Knights of the New Crusade
Thursday, July 28th, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Jesus Tapdancing Christ! Clad in shining armor and brandishing one hell of a long sword, The Knights of the New Crusade invade the heathen squalor of Music To Spazz By! You'll be saying "I'm a Believer" by the time these Evangelical idiots spread their Mummies/Sonics-esque punk rock message to the masses. Expect smiting of monkeys, Satan, George Harrison, and any other fallen angels that stumble in their way.


Phil Hendrie
Thursday, July 28th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
One of the most original and creative voices in talk radio today is Phil Hendrie. Although his show is syndicated nationally, Hendrie's show is not aired in the New York area. Each weeknight, Hendrie turns an ordinary talk show into full blown radio theater by playing the part of himself as well as the part of an outrageous guest on the telephone. Then, live callers are put on the air, but only if they genuinely dont realize that Hendrie is playing both parts. Tonight we air three Hendrie episodes: the classic (fake) remote from Disneyland, a show about straight male dancing, and a brief segment about dieting babies.


Neblung Price
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on World of Echo with Dave Mandl

The ferociously talented pop/folk/comedy/experimental duo Neblung Price, featuring longtime WFMU legend Jim Price will join Dave Mandl in the studio tonight. This will be their first-ever full public performance (with a backing band assembled for this show only), and a second one isn't scheduled, so don't miss it.


"More history of the Islamic-Fascist Axis"
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #519 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Gary Higgins plus Ben Chasny/Six Organs of Admittance
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Gary's 1973 opus Red Hash has remained a enduring document of stark, sad acoustic beauty. It's a deeply personal and eccentric record created by someone on the edge of an abyss; in reality Higgins was on the verge of a 3-year sentencing to jail for a marijuana bust. Red Hash, while not distributed properly upon its release, has kept popping up on WFMU playlists over the years (and was also recently documented on the station's blog in detail) and tomorrow (July 27th) Drag City lovingly reissues this elusive album. To celebrate, Gary has resurfaced and joins Brian today with the addition of some Red Hash-era band members in tow. Also on the bill today, Gary's longtime fan Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance/Comets On Fire fame, who will give us an additional set of acoustic psychedelia as only he can deliver.


Sally Crewe
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Sally and her band, the Sudden Moves, have just released their second album, Shortly After Take-Off, which mixes elements of Elvis Costello, Spoon, and the Kinks for 21st century power-pop perfection. Sally, who recently relocated from London to Austin, will be playing solo acoustic in her second stop at WFMU.


Rob Fraboni
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station

Les Blank
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Filmmaker Les Blank on "Burden of Dreams", his documentary on Werner Herzog's epic struggles in making the film "Fitzcarraldo".


Pere Ubu's "X:The Man with the X-Ray Eyes"
Monday, July 25th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Over the past few years a number of ensembles have been specializing in creating their own soundtracks for sound movies, often adding their own dialog as Roy Nathanson's Jazz Passengers did with their hilarious version of "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Last summer Pere Ubu jumped into the pool at Celebrate Brooklyn creating their own soundtrack and adding their own incidental dialog for Roger Corman's classic sci-fi thriller "X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes." Ed Haber and Irene recorded that performance which we will present on WFMU. Audience participation is encouraged, in which we ask that you sync up your own copy of the movie to watch along with us. (The DVD version is recommended, because that's what Mr. Haber did his fabulous remix to. It should also be mentioned that the equally fabulous Tony Maimone, bassist for Pere Ubu and a fine producer as well, contributed major assistance and consultation on the remix.) We'll tell you when to hit 'start' so you can enjoy the glorious spectacle as it was originally presented.


TWO BANDS: The Gizmos and Miss Alex White
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre is thrilled and honored to present an extremely rare reunion performance from the classic Midwest 70s punk band the Gizmos! Their albums 'Never Mind The Sex Pistols Here's The Gizmos' and 'Hoosier Hysteria' (actually a split LP with Dow Jones & the Industrials) are American Punk classics! With members now scattered across the country, this is a rare opportunity to hear these ponkrawk legends!

And later that day, tune in to hear Miss Alex White! Imagine a more punked-out Holly Golightly and you'll get pretty close to the sound of Alex White, whose latest release is just out on In The Red. Two former members of Detroit's late great Clone Defects round out the band. Don't miss this show!


The Old Codger fills in for Laura Cantrell's Radio Thrift Shop
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
His crusty mug has appeared on WFMU's homepage for years. Some think he's a cartoon. But Courtney T. Edison, The Old Codger, is REAL. He proves it by returning to WFMU's airwaves to fill in for Laura Cantrell's Radio Thrift Shop on July 23. He's old, all right -- he dated Betty Rubble. He almost single-handedly bankrupted the Social Security system by beating the actuarial odds. His favorite musical group is Sophie Tucker. And he plays 78 rpm records like they're "goin' out of style." This is his face -- kindly GET OUT OF IT. But knock him your lobes on Saturday July 23 from noon to 3 pm.


Michael Shelley and Aunt Jordan fill in this morning
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 10am - Noon
on
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova

Listener Liz spins the hits on the one and two
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Custard Wally
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Custard Wally has been sweating the NYC rock scene since the late 80's with their testosterone driven, hookful rock diatribes. Combining the craftsmanship of the 60's, virtuosity of the 70's, bad taste of the 80's, and incompetence of the new millenium; their fearless songwriting has been known to warm the hearts of an openly weeping populace. Featuring songs from 2004's "Daze of Swine & Hoses", along with new selections from soon-to-be released "Estrogennia Dementia", and a few moldy oldies. The Kinks meet The Carpenters with Motorhead making tea.....


Paris Hilton and Wolfman Jack
Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
Not together of course, but separate to sort of illustrate the now-and-then spectrum of personality-based broadcasting. Or in Paris' case, podcasting. This segment features six days of Paris bringing you into her inner sanctum (at arm's length of course) to promo her movie "House of Wax". Hear Paris act bored in various Green Rooms, complain about having Jolly Ranchers thrown at her, profess admiration for Cameron Diaz's acting, and pine to be a veterinarian if she wasn't so filthy rich. As awful as it sounds, the stark rawness of all of her self-generated on-the-move podcasts (hear her explain what a podcast is to her clueless friends) gets truly Warholian in many ways that "The Simple Life" was not, hence it earns a place on Aircheck today. Then, breathe a sigh a comfort to hear a real master, Wolfman Jack, tear it up on XERB in the late 1960's.


"Islamism in Europe"
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #519 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Afrirampo
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Pika and Oni return to kick naked soul rock once again! These Osaka ladies' last visit to Brian's show colored our whole afternoon with blurry, reverb-drenched banana attacks and a worldview of rock music that could only come from spending 6 months with real live pygmies. We look forward to this year's visit, sure to have us all (including our live engineers) mesmerized and maybe covered by another kind of fruit when the dust settles.


Eric Carmen and Jim Bonfanti of the Raspberries + Rick Derringer
Monday, July 18th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Eric Carmen and Jim Bonfanti of The Raspberries join Jonesey for a conversation regarding the recently reunited band. Also, Rick Derringer who began his Rock & Roll career with The McCoys will be on hand to discuss his life in music.


David Poe
Monday, July 18th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Dropping his pop-folk stance, David Poe drags his fans down a dark, smoky, jazz alley on his current album, "Love is Red". Poe claims to have set out making what he calls "the saddest record ever made." According to an article In The San Francisco Chronicle, when he's not in his East Village attic scheming up new songs, Poe turns his organizational skills to starting "Live From the Artists' Den" -- a revolutionary media company that will connect emerging musicians to new audiences via private concerts. David Poe drops by Irene's show on Monday to chat about his many musical lives and to play a few tunes.


Jones & X. Ray live broadcast from the boardwalk in Asbury Park!
Sunday, July 17th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X. Ray Burns will broadcast live from the Howard Johnson's on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Join Jonesey and X. Ray for this special live remote radio broadcast. The Howard Johnson's is located at Boardwalk and 5th Avenue on the Atlantic Ocean. This event will take place rain or shine. Bikinis and rubber duckies are optional.


The High School Sweethearts
Saturday, July 16th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Hot on the six-inch heels of their latest release, 'Heels 'N Wheels', the High School Sweethearts pay a visit to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to rock out with Terre T. These gals and guys play infectious guitar-driven pop, with some garage-y Farfisa and classic-sounding Brill Building melodies thrown in. And the brilliant singing and songwriting runs in the family: lead singer Cynthia Santiglia's Aunt Peggy was a member of the Angels (of "My Boyfriend's Back" fame). They're the perfect summer-fun band for a hot July afternoon.


Greg Garing
Saturday, July 16th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell
Greg Garing, one of the most interesting and charismatic country musicians to come to New York in decades pays a musical visit to the Radio Thrift Shop this Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 PM.


Listener Peter Keepnews spins the sounds that astound!
Saturday, July 16th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

All American Werewolves
Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Keeping Lexington, KY shakin' since 1998, All American Werewolves are among the last of a dying breed of true, hyper-driven rock-n-roll bands. They are taking their act on the road this July, and will be playing live on Pat Duncan's show on Thursday, July 14th, in support of their debut album, "Hate Rock U.S.A.", which is available now on Eugene Records. Just imagine the Cramps and the Saints jumping the Ramones in an alley...


CBC Strike PLUS Jean Shepherd
Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
An encore presentation (with some extra material not heard last season of Aircheck) of the legendary unknown Eskimo janitor of a striking CBC radio station in the early 1980's who gets stoned and takes over the airwaves. Plus: Jean Shepherd presents "American Dream Sales Pitch" from November 2, 1965.


Diane Kamikaze's rundown of Fury Fest
Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Follow Diane Kamikaze to LeMans, France to hear her rundown of Fury Fest, one of Europe's premier heavy music festivals. Fury Fest featured nearly 100 bands in a three day event which she attended. You'll hear field recordings, station IDs, music AND a giant companion blog entry chock full of photos will be available for your visual interest as well...TUNE IN!


Jon Judah
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Jon's been a b-boy since the word applied to real hip-hop heads, when breakers were breakin' and DJ's were spinnin' JB! He comes from the era when the music was still fresh and innocent. Tune in as Judah speaks on hip-hop, plays some of his favorites and schools all the new students!


"Update on September 11th and Related Matters"
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #517 in Dave Emory's "For the Record' series


Peter Noone & Terry Sylvester
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Peter Noone joins Jonesey to discuss his life and times with Herman's Hermits and beyond. Also on Hand will be Terry Sylvester who will also discuss his years in Rock & Roll. Sylvester began his career with The Escorts appearing with the Beatles at The Cavern before forming The Swinging Blue Jeans and eventually replacing Graham Nash as a Member of The Hollies with whom he sang some of their biggest hits.


Abbot Gleason and T.C. Boyle
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Abbott Gleason, Professor of History at Brown University, discusses "On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and our Future" and author T.C. Boyle on Kinsey.


TWO BANDS: The Kitchen Cynics & In Gowan Ring with Nick Castro
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Monday July 11th: It's a psych-folk-a-rama! First, a rare visit from Scotland's Kitchen Cynics (aka Alan Davidson), notable for weaving dreamy threads of song. The ever-prolific Mr. Davidson's latest self-made disc is "Master of the Fuzzy Fadeout, " laden with glorius echo-drenched guitars, floaty flutes and trad-folk finery. Then Nick Castro joins in with the mysterious In Gowan Ring for more than a few beautiful moments in music. Nick has just released a new album on Portland, OR's great Strange Attractors label. As a review the foxydigitalis.com website describes him: "Castro is a master craftsman. His songs flicker in the air like distant stars; they're subtle at first glance, but as you dig deeper, you realize how immense they really are." The reclusive In Gowan Ring joins Nick during this tour, with a new album on the way. It's been a great while since their last recorded output, always a unique synthesis of folk, medieval and psychedelia.


Contramano
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 9pm - Midnight
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Transpacific Sound Paradise rocks en espanol! Or maybe we should say agit-rocks, because this rather off-kilter Argentine/Spanish/NYC indie rock trio - featuring cello as lead instrument - likes to get political. Live acoustic set, interviews, and we'll learn about the ever-growing summerlong Latino Cultural Festival in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, where Contramano is playing on July 29.



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