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1/2 of Erase Errata is from Wesleyan.

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 13 February 2003 00:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Mosurock! Le moz qui rock!

MuffinX, Thursday, 13 February 2003 21:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Erase Errata played a supoib show a couple years back @ the Eclectic House w/ Panthers & the Dresden Dolls. It was awesome!

Sweet crap, there's actually someone else in CT that posts here!

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 14 February 2003 08:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck. I can't beleive WESU is above Atticus. Atticus, which came in and killed locally owned college bookstores in the 90s, along with B&N, can't be sending good vibes up there. May not be long before the station sells out to Clear Channel and switches to Top 40 I guess. Barf.

j breitling (BlastsofStatic), Friday, 14 February 2003 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

mike lupica! mike lupica!

wait, what name does mosurak post under? shouldn't he be molesting the populace on chug?

Dave M. (rotten03), Saturday, 15 February 2003 09:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I've reviving this thread to tell everyone that Andy Waltzer's old show is great. The archives are here. This show is especially great.

Amateurist (amateurist), Friday, 28 February 2003 16:21 (seventeen years ago) link

I am partial to the shows that Brian Turner does (makes the day job go faster) and Robert Lim's JANITOR FROM MARS (and not only because he plays my records every now and then)

I loved being a Special Guest Expert on RHUBARB CAKE a few years ago.

jodi shapiro (burun), Friday, 28 February 2003 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm surprised that none of the fmu rock 'n' roll guys have been mentioned yet, so here's one... dave the spazz's "music to spazz by"... three hours of relentless energy and the best talking over noise around

tony? metal director? sakes alive!

Richard Gensiak, Saturday, 1 March 2003 12:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom Scharpling and the Best Show On WFMU is the best.

I would say that Mr. Finewine is the second best.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Saturday, 1 March 2003 14:18 (seventeen years ago) link


mosurock (mosurock), Saturday, 1 March 2003 20:21 (seventeen years ago) link

How many of you name checkers have ever contributed money to WFMU? You have a chance to right now. The annaul fundraiser on until March 16. Thanks in advance.

Log Jammer, Sunday, 9 March 2003 22:08 (seventeen years ago) link

I have. So there.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 9 March 2003 22:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I pledged during the Best Show last week.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Sunday, 9 March 2003 22:20 (seventeen years ago) link

I have been shamed and I will be donating money posthaste.

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 9 March 2003 22:30 (seventeen years ago) link

haven't, won't. find a BUSINESS MODEL, you shmucks!!!

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 9 March 2003 23:30 (seventeen years ago) link

also, the sad truth of the matter is that i live in new jersey and can't get the station until i drive 45 minutes into north jersey. and inevitably when i do it's someone playing boring (but totally obscure!!!!111) bullshit.

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 9 March 2003 23:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, "your full name", the station is on the "internet" (you may be familiar with this), so you can always listen that way. They do have a "totally obscure" and "boring" "business model". It's called "not for profit", you "shmuck".

Log Jammer, Monday, 10 March 2003 14:09 (seventeen years ago) link

the "business model" "comment" was "a joke." "jerk."

and nothing on FMU is so compelling that i'd need to listen to it "on the internet" - great that they exist, sure, but entirely overrated.

your null fame (yournullfame), Monday, 10 March 2003 14:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Overrated? And you claim to be from Jersey? Just exactly where are they overrated?

Do you have a comparison at the very least?
Of course not, because your argument is stupid.
"Great they exist" "entirely overrated" "sad truth is...I can't get the station" "boring"...
You're an ass.

Log Jammer, Monday, 10 March 2003 16:53 (seventeen years ago) link

alright, if we're going to get down to brass tacks - fuck you. is that enough of a response? or do i have to waste another paragraph re-stating my personal opinions in single syllables to appease you?

find me someone (or several people) saying something bad about WFMU (other than "they play jewish music every damn morning!") and then i'll say, "ahh, you were right, they're entirely underrated!" but until then i say yeah, great, free-form radio - but that doesn't mean every show is compelling (most of them aren't). but feel free to be a blustering shithead some more if it makes you feel good.

your null fame (yournullfame), Monday, 10 March 2003 22:59 (seventeen years ago) link

WFMU does a lot more than play music, and there's a lot more than just obscure difficult-to-listen-to music as well, to be fair.

Not every show on the station is meant for everyone, and that's fine. It's not meant to be a Clearchannel sort of thing, where it's the same 24-7. I don't listen to/like a lot of their programming, but my intense love of Tom Scharpling's hilarious Best Show, Dorian Devins' interview show The Speakeasy, Downtown Soulville, Aircheck, and the Audio Kitchen makes WFMU the best radio station in the world enough for me. There's a number of good music programs, but I don't get excited about them the same way - Laura Cantrell's The Radio Thrift Shop, Scott Williams, Douglas Wolk, Mosurock, Donna Summer, Frank O'Toole, and Doug Schulkind all play plenty of good music.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanks Matthew for the clear headed response, obviously not something you'll see from your Princeton Record Exchange backroom cock tasting compatriot. Obviously an unambitious (thankfully) hack who, since he has absolutely nothing to offer in the production of music, radio, writing, or academia will continue to polish his hairless nuts here in the shadow of anonymity. At least here people are forced to look at his posts whereas the real world only offers him disgusted looks and disregard.
--Your Blustering Shithead friend.
(see ya)

Log Jammer, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

The hell? This is like Naipaul and Theroux going after each other's throats.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

ahh, log jammer, you're a sad little anonymous shitheel, aren't you? love to know who you actually are behind your little pseudonym, but i guess you're a coward. eh? so have fun "backroom cock tasting" the FMU staff, babydoll.

your null fame (yournullfame), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 23:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Ned, which is Naipaul and which is Theroux? Just for future reference...

Chris P (Chris P), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 02:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Flip a coin.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 02:40 (seventeen years ago) link


your null fame (yournullfame), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 03:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Can somebody please taste my cock? I need a second opinion.

mosurock (mosurock), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 03:37 (seventeen years ago) link

hey didn't i try to download some Vashti Bunyan from you the other day?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 04:33 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah you did. it's not gonna work. some users just can't download from other users. i asled the soulseek people and they say it's an asynchronous program and that's just the way it is. don't feel bad -- some guy's been trying to get Divine Styler off of me for months.

mosurock (mosurock), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 05:46 (seventeen years ago) link

no worries, i've been meaning to buy the album for ages anyway, should probably get off my ass and do so

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 05:47 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
i'm listening now to the live feed, because the archives won't work on this computer, and i would like to ask glenn jones to SHUT UP AND PLAY MUSIC

amateur!st (amateurist), Sunday, 25 April 2004 17:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I Like Teenage Wasteland

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Sunday, 25 April 2004 21:33 (sixteen years ago) link

six months pass...
Jesus, this guy just on now (Dave Mandl) has just rambled on about absolutely nothing for 6 minutes and then has the cheek to say "so many records, so little time"

Alba (Alba), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 23:33 (fifteen years ago) link

I believe he said "so few records, so much time."

Brian Turner (btwfmu), Thursday, 28 October 2004 00:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Is Steinski still on there? I love his records. Please tell me about his show!

Don, Thursday, 28 October 2004 00:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Steinski hasn't done a show in sometime -- it was called A Rough Mix, and was a TON of work for him to come up with an hour of what he does. I get him to do the occassional special, he hosted a ReMixology show last year and gave us an hour mix. But he's still around and pretty active on our staff email list, probably will be at our Fair manning a table or two next week.

Brian Turner (btwfmu), Thursday, 28 October 2004 00:55 (fifteen years ago) link

man there was this kenny g show from like two years ago where he just fucked up some beatles and some stones but mainly beatles and mainly white album, too good, tell him he rules.

cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 28 October 2004 01:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I think he lurks on ile, cinniblount.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Thursday, 28 October 2004 02:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Woah jumping into old thread I've never seen before, but chalk up one more WESU DJ.

Matt Stroman (Soultron), Thursday, 28 October 2004 02:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Not DJs, but I like Joe Frank (I think that's his name -- the guy that does the weird narratives with background music), and the guy that does the frighteningly meticulous conspiracy stuff about Bush's Nazi ties.

Hurting (Hurting), Thursday, 28 October 2004 02:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Best FMU DJ, all time: Jefferson (only because it's Jeff Mangum)

Best FMU DJ, currently: OC DJ

cdwill, Thursday, 28 October 2004 02:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, on another thread, Douglas observed that Steinski "would rather just do 2 or 3 tracks a year than release something that was whack," so I can imagine how much he worked at doing an hour. I really love NO FEAR and the current STEINSKI'S BURNIN' OUT OF CONTROL:THE SUGAR HILL MIX. So his hour is in the WFMU archive now? (My soundcard is whack, most of the time.)

Don, Thursday, 28 October 2004 04:28 (fifteen years ago) link

i haven't listened to wfmu since i haven't had broadband--at least 1 1/2 years.



amateur!!st, Thursday, 28 October 2004 04:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Not counting Scharpling (who I listen to primarily for comedy), my favorite WFMU DJ lately is Ken Freedman. I've found some great stuff on his show.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Thursday, 28 October 2004 10:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Did anyone hear Petey's Listener Hour? A-mazing.

Mike Dixon, Thursday, 28 October 2004 19:22 (fifteen years ago) link

has no one on this thread mentioned gaylord? are y'all crazy? he is fmu's most pop-tastic dj.

i also love belinda and hova's warped kid's show "greasy kid stuff," which probably has a much smaller playlist than the average fmu show, but it's a damn good playlist, and it's funny, and they're funny, and they, too, are pop-tastic.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Thursday, 28 October 2004 19:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Vicki Bennett's DIY or Die archives

(Jon L), Thursday, 28 October 2004 19:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Oooo, Gaylord Fields once told me I slightly resembled Ann-Margret so he is obviously one of my very favorite WFMU DJs

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Friday, 29 October 2004 01:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I was on seven second delay last week when they did the honor system call-in fantasy baseball game. The show was a total wreck but overall it's one of the best call in shows the world has known. I got a turkey and fixins from Andy Breckman during a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt a couple years back, too.

Chris T's Aerial View is great, Greasy Kid Stuff, Kenny G, Ken Freedman, Brian Turner, $mall Change, Frak O'Toole, and I think I remember a DJ named Crow from a few years back who I miss alot.

Shaun (shaun), Friday, 29 October 2004 19:40 (fifteen years ago) link

xp FMU also the station that made a bundle off of trump-promoting nachum segal tbf. I love FMU to death but it also shouldnt be that hard to imagine that they might have some work to do behind the scenes re:how to engage with this current cultural moment. All i can say is you gotta trust me that theres plenty of blame to go around on this one, i love FMU and ichiban both, theyve both got some work to do rn, hopefully theyll both be fine.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:55 (four weeks ago) link

The reality is is either goes down, I lose a shitload of intelligently curated (and in the case of the main station, often black curated) African American music, and that matters more than the relative sins of two white people. Yes, Irwin and Nachum and X-Ray Burns and a million boring whiteboys playing bad hiphop and extreme metal, but everything else besides and very little listenable alternative. I think I'm saying I didn't want to pick a side until Debbie started insisting that everyone choose a side and that hers is the side of justice, and that just grosses me out in the face of hearing a variety of djs over the last couple of weeks actively engaging the subject and grappling with their personal role on the air on WFMU while Ichiban played old Rex airchecks with the mic breaks cut out. The struggle is totally real and the work has to continue, but I don't think that's what Debbie's about now.

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 18:08 (four weeks ago) link

"while Ichiban played old Rex airchecks with the mic breaks cut out"


methinks some listeners have no idea of the race of some individual hosts (along with their names)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 18:15 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Loving the newly-united Friday ladies block of Sheila B-Shut Up Weirdo-Dance With Me Stanley.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 27 June 2020 00:38 (one week ago) link

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