Past Special Programs on WFMU
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2001: A Grease Odyssey - Greasy Kid Stuff Live at the Museum of Television and Radio
Saturday, October 27th, 2001, 10am - Noon
on
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova
Climb aboard the Greasy Kid Stuff rocket ship and start the countdown to fun, as Belinda and Hova bring the show to the Museum of Television and Radio for a spaced-out special. Their two-hour mission? To seek out new sounds, to find out what records sound like at warp speed, to boldly take you where no kid has gone before! Along the way, you are likely to encounter space fables, satellite singers, and some close encounters of the third grade - so be sure to set your phasers on fun!
        The show takes place in the museum's Mark Goodson Theater (25 W. 52nd St., New York, NY). The broadcast is part of the museum’s annual Radio Festival. Admission to the broadcast is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For general museum information, call (212) 621-6800 or visit www.mtr.org.


Daryll-Ann
Friday, October 26th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The Netherlands' finest purveyors of pure pop, we've asked Daryll-Ann to change their name to "Barrel-Ann" so they'll fit in the canon - y'know:
Beatles, Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Badfinger, Big Star, Bowie.....
Let them remind you why pop can be so satisfying!
(Rescheduled from September 17th)


The Lowdown
Friday, October 26th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Lowdown are CRAZED SYNTH NOISE from San Francisco! Their record last year was one my Best Faves of 2000!


Norton Records 15th Anniversary Roast!
Thursday, October 25th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
OO-EE-AAH-AAH! OO-EE-AAH-AAH! OO-OO-EEEEEEEE!!!! Join Dave the Spazz as he helps Billy Miller & Miriam Linna celebrate 15 sleazy, swanky, swingin' years of Brooklyn's own Norton Records. Expect rare and well-done anecdotes, surprises and slabs of vinyl from Hasil Adkins, Link Wray, Esquerita, Dolemite, Charlie Feathers, Joe E. Ross and other Norton World Renown Superstars!


Live music from the Rogers Sisters
Thursday, October 25th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
This New York trio mixes garage rock and no-wave, in family-style helpings.


more Bran Flakes!
Wednesday, October 24th, 2001, 3pm - 4pm
on
Incorrect Music with Irwin Chusid and Michelle Boulé
Otis and Sir Mildred stick around to program an hour of Incorrect Music, including a live performance of the twisted gen-gap anthem "Once You Understand," with music bed by Wes Paich.


the Bran Flakes
Wednesday, October 24th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Otis Fodder and Sir Mildred Pitt of Seattle's mischievous sample pirates the Bran Flakes visit to guest DJ and feature some of the duo's new and vintage recordings.


The Internationale
Wednesday, October 24th, 2001, 9am - Noon
on
Ken's show
Join Ken Freedman for a history and collection of the song "The Internationale." Joining Ken will be filmmaker Peter Miller, who made a documentary on the history of the song. The Internationale was a worldwide worker's anthem in the 1920's and 1930's. Hundreds of versions of the song have been recorded in dozens of languages. Ken and Peter will be playing many of them.


Flashpapr
Monday, October 22nd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
The ensemble, featuring plucked and bowed strings with electronics combines folk-like songs with organic sound textures to create hauntingly hopeful music. Flashpapr's members have recorded with Low, Ida, His Name is Alive.


An Interview with Ladytron
Monday, October 22nd, 2001, 9am - Noon
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Reuben & Mira of U.K. synthpop darlings Ladytron are in town for Electroclash 2001 to do D.J. sets at various locales with ridiculously priced drinks & host Michael Goodstein is subjecting them to pointless questions.


The Walkmen
Monday, October 22nd, 2001, Midnight - 3am
on Mosurock with Doug M.

Hailing from New York City, the Walkmen play a rickety, trebly, seductive style of rock, fueled by the teenage garage grind of early Stones and Van Morrison, the melancholy shimmy of Southern Gothic tributes like the Rock*a*Teens, and the endless stream of worthwhile musical ideas that sprung forth from the first days of U2 or the Pixies. They feature ex-members of Jonathan Fire*Eater and the Recoys and this is their first visit to WFMU's studios. Check out their debut four-song EP on the Star Time label.


The Music of Franco with guest Ken Braun
Sunday, October 21st, 2001, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Congolese music expert Ken Braun of Sterns records takes us on a journey through the career of the Congo's greatest musical figure, guitarist / vocalist / bandleader / icon Franco.


The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X. Ray Burns live from the Museum of Television and Radio
Sunday, October 21st, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
The Fatpack 2001 Tour continues as Jonesy and X.Ray broadcast LIVE from the Museum of Television and Radio, located at 25 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Call 212-621-6600 or go to www.mtr.org for more details.


Aerial View live from the Museum of Television and Radio
Friday, October 19th, 2001, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. brings his phone-in show Aerial View to the Museum of Television and Radio's 7th Annual Radio Festival. His special guest will be Richard Neer - former WNEW-FM DJ, current WFAN host - whose new book, FM, chronicles the rise and fall of freeform radio. The Museum is located at 25 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Call 212-621-6600 or go to www.mtr.org for more details.


Mark Robinson
Friday, October 19th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

We are psyched to have this indie rock legend, nay, godfather down to the Cherry Blossom Clinc! Mark Robinson has been making outstanding, innovative underground rock for a decade in bands like Unrest, Air Miami, Flin-Flon & Grenadine. This is required listening! (And don't miss him live Friday, Nov 2nd at Brownies, NYC & Sat, Nov 3rd at Maxwell's in NJ)


Dissident
Thursday, October 18th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

A mix of punk, ska, funk and reggae. Working on self recorded CD. Totally DIY!!!


The Spittoons
Thursday, October 18th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Once postponed- now inevitable! You'll drool over the salivating sounds of The Spittoons as they play your favorite and not so favorite oldies live on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz.


Scratch My Nose
Thursday, October 18th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
It's the triumphant return to the airwaves of Scratch My Nose, an Australian duo whose Listener Hour New Years Day 2000 caused folks to, well, go back to bed and hide. Ritalin-inspired, constantly chattering and clinically, insane, SMN present an hour of rants, Billy Idol worship, and puerile little songs about WFMU itself.


Teenage Girl Night!
Tuesday, October 16th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Youth will have their say as Tom turns the show over to a trio of teenage girls - two fourteen year-olds and one fifteen year-old. They'll do the talking. They'll take the calls. They'll pick the music. It will be, as they say in the trades, an event second to none! Tune in and hear generations collide!


Clogs
Monday, October 15th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Modern chamber music for folk-lovers. Clogs are classically trained musicians from the US and Australia, and perform a dynamically from a wail to the most delicate emotion.


Reynols
Monday, October 15th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
The John Allen Show
The Argentinian superstars stop by our studios.


Karwreck
Friday, October 12th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
NYC art rockers come down to WFMU studios and grace us with their complex, textured sound. These guys have an old skool NY 1976 feel. Think Theoretical Girls, US Ape, Television, & Human Switchboard with some Velvet Underground thrown in for good measure. (AND don't miss them live at the Willamsburg Art & Cultural Festival www.wahcenter.org, Sat. Oct 13th, 8pm, 135 Broadway, corner of Bedford Ave, in Brooklyn! & Sun, Oct 21st,10pm@Luna Lounge)


Cats & Jammers
Thursday, October 11th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Garage-pop-Indie-Bubblegum-Powerpop from Chicago. Heavily influenced by the New Wave explosion that initially took it's cue from 1960s garage rock, this Chicago trio is all hooks & attitude.


Mink Lungs
Tuesday, October 9th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Brooklyn's favorite Arena Rock superstars Mink Lungs return to 'FMU! Remember that old cliche about pop & rock music blenders that spew out fine distillations of everything that's come before? Of course you do. MINK LUNGS are that blender! Hear them all over again for the second time on Scott's show.


Albert Kuvezin of Yat-kha and Esma
Sunday, October 7th, 2001, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
TSP's Pan-Slavic Correspondent Tristra Newyear chats with Russian / Tuvan musical maverick Albert Kuvezin. Kuvezin's band Yat-kha will provide a live soundtrack for a classic Russian silent film at on Makor Oct. 14. Plus, from the archives, a visit with Macedonian gypsy legend Esma, who will be appearing as part of the Gypsy Caravan at City Center Oct 12-13.


Clinic and Neil Innes
Friday, October 5th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
"They are the future of rock!" "They're Radiohead's favorite band!"
"They are the Best Band Ever!" "They're from Liverpool!"
"They wear Surgical Masks!!!!" "They're WFMU's Favorite Band!!"
...just a few of the accolades they've received since their debut album Internal Wrangler was released last year. But here's the best yet: "CLINIC IS COMING TO WFMU!!!"

Legendary former Bonzo Dog, founding Rutle, musical accomplice to Monty Python, and Urban Spaceman Neil Innes joins Scott for a live chat & some songs. All this and Clinic too! The way I see it, this oughtta be a dynamite show


The Seconds
Friday, October 5th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
These Brooklyn cats play catchy, jerky ponk along the lines of the Contortions, the Plastics, B-52s and Richard Hell. But don't call them retro newwave coz their sound is as fresh as it is intense & nutty!


Misfits
Thursday, October 4th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Who else could more appropriately begin the month of Halloween for us than the Misfits? This legendary band is celebrating 25 years together in 2002..."The first leg of the 25th Anniversary tour was truly a historic event. The Misfits with special guests Marky Ramone and Robo & Dez from Black Flag joined forces to celebrate 25 years of Misfits and 25 years of punk rock in general. The tour has a very classic feel due to all of those involved working together. Nothing less than an all star line-up of punk rock. The L.A. show featured a surprise appearance by Keith Morris (founding member and former lead vocalist for both Black Flag and the Circle Jerks). Keith showed up unexpectedly and after reminiscing with Jerry, Robo and Dez in the Winnebago he joined the guys on stage for a great rendition of the Black Flag classic "Nervous Breakdown". The Misfits will be joining The Pat Duncan show with guests.  Find out more about what these guys are up to at www.misfits.com


Joshua Gabriel
Thursday, October 4th, 2001, 9am - Noon
on
Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie
Joshua Gabriel, turntablist, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist, will give us a live 20-minute set, performed on 2 turntables and bongos, and will chat about his new CD, "Movement No. 2 - Rebel for the New Millenium," around 11 am. (Joshua will perform at the rescheduled CMJ Festival's Experimental Electronic Night, Wednesday, Oct. 10th, at CB's Gallery.)


T. C. Boyle
Monday, October 1st, 2001, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
On the inagural show, author T.C. Boyle stops by for a chat. (The Green Room is on hiatus getting spiffed up. Tune is every Monday from 6 to 7 for the Radio Speakeasy with Dorian and guests, opinions, a little music and more!)


The Ghost Bus Cavalcade
Sunday, September 30th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Old co-hosts and other bad ideas from the past join Bronwyn C. in a final farewell show before she gets on the ghost bus and rides away. Expect at least some of the following: Girlfriend Gretchen, Uncle Mr. Boyd and Uncle Miss Amanda, Dr. Colby, Dr. Science, Renee French, Trinket the Amazing Cleavage Girl, Officer Joe, Dirty Duck, Dategirl, and Halloween Furby as Congressman Gary Condit.


Fatpack Tour live from the Hard Grove Cafe
Sunday, September 30th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
The IBJ Fat Pack 2001 Tour continues with a live broadcast from the Hard Grove Cafe which is located directly across from the Grove Street PATH station at 319 Grove Street in Jersey City.


Harmonia
Saturday, September 29th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Eastern European traditional music from Cleveland by way of Croatia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia, to name a few. Accordionist and leader Walter Mahovlich is one of America's great champions of Eastern European roots music. Among his many projects, an album he produced, Nova Domovina: Balkan Slavic Music from the Industrial Midwest won the Unesco award for ethnomusicology.


Robert Scott and Barbara Manning & the Go-Luckys
Friday, September 28th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to host Robert Scott. This amazing artist is known for his work with the Clean, Magick Heads and the Bats! Tune in for a special LIVE acoustic set!
~~ and also ~~
Barbara Manning's set was supposed to air August 31st, but due to some unforeseen technical difficulties this session had to be rescheduled. Formerly of the brilliant, indiepop groups World of Pooh and SF Seals, Barbara Manning and her new band the Go-Luckys play great, emotive sexy rock! Don't miss this legend's radio appearance on WFMU!


Neptune and At A Loss
Thursday, September 27th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Neptune is a band from Boston that plays original music on instruments that are sculpted out of scrap metal. The band has existed since 1995 and it originally started our as a sculpture project. Taking the term 'art rock' to a literal extreme, Neptune makes surprising music using surprising methods. Vocalist/guitarist Jason Sanford constructs the band's instruments out of scrap metal (such as old gas tanks, saw blades, and bike parts), resulting in creations that look and sound entirely unique. The resulting music is aggressive, inventive and clunky, yet surprisingly tuneful and catchy.

At A Loss, a four-piece ensemble from the Bronx, combines the best features in punk, emo & hardcore. Their influences include The Get Up Kids, Cave In, Face To Face, Snapcase, and In Flames.


Debra Balken and Eileen Miles
Thursday, September 27th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G for a gabfest as he first welcomes Debra Balken, curator of a show of Philip Guston's political cartoons about Richard Nixon.

Later in the show, Kenny G will be joined by Soft Skull Press author and poet Eileen Miles and Soft Skull Press senior editor Nick Mamatas to discuss this alternative press's current crisis. Miles will be reading from her work as well.


Dead Moon
Thursday, September 27th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Live music form Dead Moon!


Flaming Fire
Monday, September 24th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Brooklyn-based Flaming Fire is all about the noisy pagan folk-goth, dark & red - sorta like a young urban person's guide to Current 93, Jackie-O Motherfucker and The Wicker Man. Check out a live ritual on Scott Williams' program, Monday September 24th, from 8-11pm.


Steven Pinker
Monday, September 24th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

MIT Proffessor of Psychology (Dept of Brain and Cognitive Science) and Director of McDonnel-Pew Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; author of How the Mind Works and The Language Instinct. (re-airing of program from the archives)


Ian Smit
Monday, September 24th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Guitarist Ian Smit of Monkeyworks, compatriot of Peter Biedermann and Ping, brings new twists to a bunch of jazz and rock standards.


Story Hour
Sunday, September 23rd, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Maybe. The Thunk Tank monthly presentation of new fiction may wrap up with the story "A Bright Shiny Nickel." Or it may not. Tune in and see.


Countdown to Putsch
Thursday, September 20th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Countdown to Putsch has just released Idea for the Living and Willing to Act on Ebullition. It's a 100-page magazine and 72 minute CD featuring a lecture by feminist Susan Brownmiller at the end of the CD. They've previously released a book and CD called Handbook for Planetary Progress which featured an interview with the chairman of the International Forum on Aceh, Jafar Hamzah (who was recently slain in Aceh after returning there to continue his political actions). Musically, Countdown To Putsch explores a fusion of jazz and hardcore, and conceptually they are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be in a band. You can read and hear the "Handbook" at www.mtncia.com and you can access the band's label at www.ebullition.com.


State of the Station talk and listener phone-in
Wednesday, September 19th, 2001, 6pm - 7pm
on
Ken's show
Station Manager Ken will give a State of the Station talk and listener phone-in. Tune in to listen and call 201-200-9368 with any comments or questions.


Oneida
Monday, September 17th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
A very welcome return to our airwaves. We hope for a catharsis of sorts. (Daryll-Ann, originally scheduled for this date was unable to get here from the Netherlands.)


Stephen Jay Gould (re-broadcast)
Monday, September 17th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Green Room with Dorian
Harvard University evolutionary biologist, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Professor of Geology, and Curator in Invertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and author of many popular books, most recently "Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life".

(At the request of today's originally scheduled guest on The Green Room, Cathleen Morawetz, she will not be aired tonight.)


News of the Dead
Sunday, September 16th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Due to recent events, Mr. John Strausbaugh will *not* be discussing his new book, Rock 'Til You Drop on this Sunday's Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C. INSTEAD, Thunk Tank will feature a 2-hour "News of the Dead" special, with the incisive commentary of Dr. Colby, Sluggo, and Baxter Beans (who is a dog).


Exotic Electronica Revisited
Saturday, September 15th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Groovy beats with global implications, capped off with a live sitar-and-turntable performance by New York's own Dum Dum Project.


The Flying Luttenbachers
Thursday, September 13th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Chicago's Flying Luttenbachers have been torturing innocents with bizarre alien hybrids of extreme music for almost a decade now. The latest lineup features founder Weasel Walter (drums) with two dueling bassists executing hyper-speed 'Brutal Prog' that owes as much to Stravinsky, Teenage Jesus and the Magic Band as it does Gorguts. Album number 10 -- Infection and Decline -- is due in early 2001 on Troubleman Unlimited.


Burning Brides
Thursday, September 13th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
This could be the perfect marriage of hard rock and even more rock. This Philadelphia group is as melodic as they are metallic.


Pea Hicks
Wednesday, September 12th, 2001, Noon - 1:30pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Mr. Hicks is one-half of the obsolete-tech duo Optiganally Yours, who have undertaken the thankless task of sparking a resurgence of public indifference to Mattel's early '70s lo-fi groove machine, the Optigan. OY currently records for Absolutely Kosher Records, and will be in town to perform at a CMJ showcase. On Irwin's program, Pea will spin new and unreleased Optiganally Yours tracks, as well as sharing oddities from his personal record collection.


John Hajeski and Jean-Philippe Plazas
Wednesday, September 12th, 2001, 2am - 6am
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Long-time WFMU friend Hajeski collaborates with French guest Plazas in an exclusive studio recording for Airborn Event. Hear everything from Hajeski's modified Speak-n-Spells and spring-reverb solo to Plazas's samples of the Jean Mahtab composition "Quai no. 1" and his NYC explorations. Draw an audio map of the collective unconscious - and find out about Bill Cosby's love child to boot!


Lightning Bolt Re-Broadcast
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Another chance to catch the February session that STILL has WFMU staffers talking. In fact they now often say: "Eh? Whatcha say?? Speak up a little louder, I'm a bit deaf." Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson delivered like 18,000 volts of electricity and an unnamed FMU-er lost a large degree of bowel control, but we won't talk about that.


Michael G and Brian fill in.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show

Persi Diaconis
Monday, September 10th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Stanford University Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, MacArthur Fellow, and former professional magician.


Steve Espinola
Monday, September 10th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Piano player Espinola was most recently on WFMU as the co-host of the Biff Rose Musical Interview aired earlier this summer, he will play us a few of his own tunes, sprinkled with hints of Biff/Nilsson/Nicky Hopkins, etc.


Baxter Beans
Sunday, September 9th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Thunk Tank with Bronwyn C.
Could it be -- the first appearance of Baxter Beans on the radio? Could be.


The Mouth Show
Saturday, September 8th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Zimbabwean vocalist / throat singer / human beatbox Akim Ndlovu, founder of the group Dha-Fusion, demonstrates African and Asian traditional styles as well as vocal techniques of his own invention. And jawharpist Lena Strayhorn shows the many ways this portable yet powerful instrument is played around the world.


The Detachment Kit
Friday, September 7th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
This new band from Chicago rocks a totally fresh DC meets DIY sound. Think Nation of Ulysses meets olde Pavement. Or Fugazi crossed with Unrest. These guys are really good and so is the session they recorded for WFMU so don't miss this show! ( And don't miss them on Sept 14th at the Village Underground with Internat'l Noise Conspiracy!)


Enon
Thursday, September 6th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
New York's Enon are a self proclaimed "genrecore" band that mix styles and forms from a seemingly bottomless melting pot of sounds and influences...and pull it off! Their music is both parts: serious and fun, old and modern, strange and beautiful. Their debut Believo! was produced by D. Sardy for his SeeThruBroadcasting label.


Clone Defects
Thursday, September 6th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Yup, another Detroit band, but these cats ain't messing around with their Heartbreakers/Dead boys fueled straight-ahead rock and roll sound. Send in the Clones!


Donald Pfaff
Monday, September 3rd, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Rockefeller University Neurobiologist Specialized in the Hormonal Control of of Sexual Motivation. (re-airing of program from the archives)


Bruce Ames
Monday, August 27th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Just how dangerous are most environmantal risks? University of California, Berkeley Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and oft-times critic of the EPA Dr. Ames airs his opinions. Dr. Ames' main area of research interest is in identifying the important mutagens damaging human DNA, the defenses protecting us from them, and the consequences of DNA damage for cancer and aging. He is also the inventor of the Ames Test.


Rob and Ken's Ethnographic Extravaganza: World Manipulation
Saturday, August 25th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
TSP goes conceptual (finally!). In the first hour of this show, Rob will play selections from the esteemed OCORA series of ethnographic recordings. In the second hour, Ken will use the music played in the first hour as the basis for a multidimensional multilayered audio montage. This program is a variation on the ongoing audio project "Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza". Find out about its many manifestations on the radio and in public performance by going to http://counterfolk.com/ken/extrav/.


Lost Kids
Friday, August 24th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Ex members' of Starlight Desperation. These guys put out one of the best new rock EPs this year on GSL! They draw on all the right references: Gun Club, MC5, and the New Christs! Lord, we are psyched to have these guys on to rock the Cherry Blossom Clinic OUT!


The Milwaukees
Thursday, August 23rd, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
The Milwaukees stop by for a special live performance!


Client/Server
Monday, August 20th, 2001, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Tom and Jennifer of Client/Server have discovered the secret to a happy marriage - the couple that distorts their voices and improvises with samplers and guitars together stays together! Tune in Monday night, August 20th from 8-11pm as they let Scott watch (AND hey they're pagans, so u KNOW they're cool) !


P.J.E. Peebles
Monday, August 20th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Princeton University's Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus, cosmologist, and expert in cosmic background radiation. (rerun from archives)


From Russia With Love
Saturday, August 18th, 2001, 7pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A lot of folks think of the former Soviet Union as one big monolothic culture. Not ethnomusicologist Tristra Newyear, however. She's just returned from the outer reaches of the Russian Federation and as guest DJ she'll play rarely heard music from a range of minority cultures there. Her selections will include traditional and neo-traditional as well as some curious manifestations of Western pop, including all your favorite Mongolian heavy metal.


Red Monkey
Friday, August 17th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
From Newcastle, England, these anarcho punx meld a tense mix of Ex, Circus Lupus and Gang of Four. A brilliant, passionate set (AND hey they're vegans, so u KNOW they're cool) !


The Liars
Thursday, August 16th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
People say they sound like P.I.L made love to the Birthday Party, but the band would prefer it if you just bought their record (coming out in October) and jiggled your hind. Find out more about Liars at the Gernblandsten records website by going to www.Gernblandsten.com.


P. Roy Vagelos
Monday, August 13th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on The Green Room with Dorian

Scientist, physician and former Chairman and CEO of Merck discusses his experiences in science, the pharmaceutical industry, and philanthropy.


I.B.J. Fat Pack Tour 2001: Live from Asbury Park
Sunday, August 12th, 2001, Noon - 3pm
on The Glen Jones Radio Programme

The Glen Jones Radio Programme will broadcast live from the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Join Jonesey and X. Ray Burns for this special live radio remote as the I.B.J. presents its annual beach party at the Howard Johnsons on the sea. Rubber duckies and bathing attire optional.


Bill "Spaceman" Lee
Sunday, August 12th, 2001, 6am - 9am
on
Stereo Odyssey with Yancy
The former Red Sox pitcher is best known for being blacklisted by Baseball Comissioner Bowie Kuhn for telling reporters that he sprinkled marijuana on his organic buckwheat pancakes to become impervious to the bus fumes when running to the ballpark. However, Lee started game seven of the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, was an all-star in 1973 and had a solid 14 year career. Tune in Sunday for a conversation with Bill Lee, who's slogan for the 2004 presidential campaign will be "no guns; no butter. They'll both kill you."


Pink and Brown
Friday, August 10th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
These crazed noisters from SF bring a Lightening Bolt-ish thunder crossed with a Men's Recovery Project/BSurfers weirdness to the WFMU's studios to blow yr little mind!


SUX
Thursday, August 9th, 2001, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Hardcore trailblazers Paul Richard and Jack Steeples (ex - Adrenalin O.D. / Kowalskis) and Tommy Koprowski (ex - Mourning Noise / Bedlam) team up with young studs Greg Farah (ex – Inch by Inch / Kowalskis) and Larry Giordano (ex – Mental Decay) to form Punk Rock Supergroup SUX. Their three guitar onslaught has astounded and confused perhaps dozens of America's youth. The old timers sit back and smile while the kids try to comprehend the blistering Hardcore and blazing Pop that descends upon them like some Biblical plague of locusts on a pierced and tattooed wheat field. Never before has a band of such awesome talent and good looks been unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses. Already, bands are refusing to play with SUX for fear of being embarrassed and humiliated. A full length CD is now in preproduction. Soon the whole world will be able to understand why SUX is truly the greatest band to ever walk the face of the Earth.


Coyle and Sharpe Special
Thursday, August 9th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
It's Coyle & Sharpe time again! Join Kenny G as he welcomes back Mal Sharpe to the WFMU studios. As always, they'll be pulling out rarely heard tapes of Coyle + Sharpe early '60s material from Mal's own collection. That's 3 hours of wall-to-wall man-in-the-street madness with the greatest scammers of all time: Coyle + Sharpe.


Air Guitar Festival Preview
Tuesday, August 7th, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Join Brian as he welcomes via telephone Marika Lamberg, organizer of what is now the 6th Annual International Air Guitar Competition, taking place on August 24th in Oulu, Finland. Marika will preview the festivities, and prove why wailing on one's invisible axe is no laughing matter: contestants are seriously judged on originality, throwing oneself to the mercy of the music, and charisma of performance. Marika also says: "We must not forget the main point of playing an air guitar -the aim is not to win, but to save the world! You can't fight, you can't hold a gun if you play an air guitar -so the playing of air guitar cease the wars and diseases! And that will culminate in a worldwide air guitar playing. All the people around the world are invited to stop whatever they're doing (exact time to be announced) and to play the air guitar for at least five minutes."


Sir Robert May
Monday, August 6th, 2001, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Green Room with Dorian
President of the Royal Society, Professor in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government and Head of the UK Office of Science and Technology. His current scientific interests include immunology,new ideas in nonlinear forecasting, and theoretical and empirical studies of epidemiology. Dr. May will discuss policy matters and current interests.


Southern California Special!
Friday, August 3rd, 2001, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Surf's Up, Dude! Just beware of those Mexican trucks as you tote your long board across the highway and head for the waves! Join Chris T. and his special guest, Jack Taylor, as they answer all your questions about Southern California and Tijuana.


The Strokes
Friday, August 3rd, 2001, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
A summer rerun of the Strokes first ever radio appearance from December of 2000. These hot NYC punky boys came down and performed a rocking melodic set for the Cherry Blossom Clinic. These are great live versions of songs that will be on their not-yet-released forthcoming CD!



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