Mon., Oct. 1 Jive


Good afternoon, it’s Monday, October 1st, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Maria Johnson, host of the new show Reasonably Catholic, a discussion of progressive issues of faith and action, airing every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 4 to 4:55 p.m. Tune in tomorrow or find the audio archived at reasonablycatholic.com.
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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s the “Anything Goes” Open Mic night.
Thursday and every first Thursday, there’s another Buttonwood open mic, this one with Bob Gotta.
Friday, Sean Clapis, Noah Baerman, and Jesse Engle come to the Buttonwood Tree for a jazz performance.
Then Saturday, it’s the Vintage Vox Quartet, with Kathy Bonaccorsi on vocals, Darryl Patterson on piano, Kenny Palmieri on drums and Jerry Fanfarelli on guitar.
On Sunday, in front of The Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Any and all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
 Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.
On Wednesday at noon, the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents a gallery talk on its latest exhibition, “Through Children’s Eyes: Hiroshima,” at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery, 343 Washington Terrace. The story: In 1947, the children of All Soul’s Church in Washington, D.C., sent school supplies to children in Hiroshima as a gesture of compassion and friendship. The Japanese children sent back pictures they had drawn with the art supplies, bright and cheerful scenes of their everyday lives, betraying none of the post-World War II hardships the Japanese children were enduring. The drawings are considered a testament to the power of cross-cultural exchange and goodwill.
Also on Wednesday, at 4:15, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life series, sociology professor Rob Rosenthal, who is also Wesleyan’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, will speak on “Pete Seeger—His Life In His Own Words,” a book co-authored with his son Sam Rosenthal. The talk will take place in the Daltry Room, 50 Wyllys Ave.
On Wednesday night at 8, Writing at Wesleyan brings celebrated author Tom Perrotta to the university’s Memorial Chapel to read from his work. Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and he received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. Perrotta, who has been called an American Chekhov, has taught writing at Yale and Harvard; has published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times; and edited the 2012 edition of Best American Short Stories. He is currently adapting The Leftoversinto an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit RussellHouse@wesleyan.edu.
On Saturday, at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, the dance performance “visible” will take place in CFA Hall, with a pre-performance talk by dance professor Nicole Stanton.Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (the trailblazing founder of Urban Bush Women) and Nora Chipaumire, winner of a Wesleyan emerging choreographer award,  the performance work explores journeys, myths, dreams and memories of the known world, and an imagined future in an unknown land.
On Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Russell House, Wesleyan music professor Neely Bruce and University of South Carolina viola professor Constance Gee will present “New & Recent Music for Viola and Piano,” including Mozart’s Sonata in F Major.
For more information, visit Wesleyan.edu/cfa.
On Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m., over at Middlesex Community College, there will be an opening reception for Paul Qaysi’s “A Sea of Patterns,”  an exhibit which will run through November 1st. By scavenging, cutting, pasting and animating digital images from a variety of sources, Qaysi investigates authority and truth.
On Friday evening, at the MAC650 Gallery and Artspace, located on the 1st floor of Middletown’s North End Artist Cooperative building on Main Street, there will be a closing reception for the Tibetan art show that’s been on view, as well as a Singing Bowl Concert. For information, contact Carolyn at Carolyn.mac650@gmail.com
Up next at the MAC650 gallery will be Bifurcated Nudes: Wall Sculptures by Anesti Zakos, with an opening reception on Saturday featuring live music, Tschudin chocolates & wine from 7 to 10 p.m.
Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, now through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display.
On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org.
Tonight, down at Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, as well as Ladies’ Night special guest Timmy Maia.
Tomorrow, it’s Mutemath, with Civil Twilight and Like Violet.
Wednesday brings Melvin’s Lite with its 51 Shows in 51 Days Tour. Special guest: Tweak Bird. The Melvins are seeking the Guinness Book of World Records record for the fastest tour of the US by a band.
Also on Wednesday, it’s the weekly EDM Night, with DJ HighLife and DJ Jigga Wompz. October
Thursday brings Wolfgang Gartner, Pierce Fulton and Popeska to Toad’s. Then Friday it’s Blue October, with Empires and Stars in Stereo.
Details at toadsplace.com.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven  tonight, it’s Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.
Tomorrow, the early show features Joe Flood Soiree Brassens, followed by the late show film offering  “What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf, Live at Cat’s Cradle,” in which indie rock icons are seen in rare concert footage and interviews.
On Wednesday at Café Nine, it’s North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular bands.
Thursday, it’s Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs; w/ Detroit Rebellion.
Then Friday, the 2nd annual L.A.M.P. FESTIVAL, featuring the Mates of State in a free show with live visual projection.
Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host The Mike Coppola Trio, followed by the INDEPENDISC 14th ANNIVERSARY BASH, featuring: The Grimm Generation; The Sawtelles; and Farewood.
On Sunday, it’s the SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM: w/ host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More information online at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Jazz Monday, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford.
On Tuesday, and every Tuesday night, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material.
Wednesday it’s the Blues Jam with John Fries.
 And Friday it’s Mixed Signals, a five-piece rock band.
Saturday brings John Fries & The Heat, with special guest Matt Zeiner, to Sally’s.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including this one: The Berlin Fair, at the fairgrounds on Beckley Road in Berlin, running from Friday through Sunday. This major agricultural fair features horse shows, tractor pulling, flowers, arts and crafts, exhibits, a midway, contests, games, and more. For info, go to ctberlinfair.com.
You fair-lovers also might mark your calendar that the Portland Fair begins at the end of next week, on Oct. 12.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten paths of central CT:
At Real Art Ways, “Mahler on the Couch” continues through Thursday, as does “Beauty is Embarrassing.”
Starting Wednesday and then once a week through October, you can watch presidential and vice-presidential politics play out on a big screen at Real Art Ways. The café opens at 5, with Wednesday’s presidential debate starting at 9. There will be drink specials, debate BINGO and free WIFI for all of your Tweeting, blogging or Facebooking needs. It all leads up to a special Election Night event featuring a live, in-house broadcast by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe and John Dankosky.
On Friday is a gay happy hour – formerly known as H4 Socials, now known as GAZE (G-A-Z-E).
More at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s theater, “Samsara” continues through Wednesday; “Himalaya” is given a special one-time screening on Thursday. Friday and Saturday, it’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” And Sunday’s film is “Ruby Sparks.”
 Tickets at cinestudio.org.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00 pm it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry. From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
That’s followed at 6 by Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30 to 8, stay tuned for Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.
From 8 to 9:30, it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.
From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then, from11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., it’s A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL, featuring melodic, improvisational, and off-kilter jazz coupled with the overtly technical, rigidly composed, and aggressively loud elements of metal.
From 12:30 to 1:30 a.m., listen for Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-punk, or noise.
Then from 1:30-2:30 a.m., it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a  mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.
From 2:30-3:30 a.m, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore.
That’s followed from 3:30 to 4 by DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections. You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
And then we bring in the daylight from 4:00 to 5:00am with the BBC World News, a daily news roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, followed by Morning Edition on NPR from 5 to 10 a.m.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.

Jive for Friday 09-28-12

Good afternoon, it’s Friday, September 28th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, now through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 today.


Tonight at Crowell Concert Hall on the campus of Wesleyan University, the Center for the Arts Music In Public Life series presents the Voices of Afghanistan at 8pm with a pre-performance talk by Wesleyan Professor of Music, Mark Slobin at 7:15pm. See Wesleyan.edu/cfa for details.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown, check out The Lost Acres String Band, serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals. Saturday morning brings the last of three installments of the “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment, helping us to deal with life’s challenges through understanding. Saturday night at The Buttonwood, check out the Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo. Barry Ries plays both trumpet and drums and has performed in every major jazz club in the US, with many jazz legends. Michael Coppola invented the 9 string guitar on which he exclusively performs. He has recently played at The Blue Note and the Montreal Jazz Festival. On Sunday, in front of The Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Any and all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. And through the rest of September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Songs And Sounds Of The Swing Era” with Linda Ipanema and Her Band w/feature guest baritone, Stan Edwards on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at MHS, 200 LaRosa Lane. A sentimental journey in a tribute to the great songs, singers and bands of the Swing Era. Contact www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org or 860.346.3369.


At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s Snoop Dogg! More details can be found at toadsplace.com.

Over at Café Nine in New Haven  tonight, it’s the George Lesiw CD Release Show; with special guests M.O.B., the Matt Oestreicher Band. Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience, followed by Taco Hut Music Presents: Elison Jackson, a  CD release party featuring special guests. Sunday, Manic Productions Presents: Bob Log III; w/ Cheap Time; and Milksop:Unsung. More information can be found online at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Royal Sons, and Saturday it’s Entrain. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

The Eric Kuhn Group performs at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown this Sunday. The lineup includes an eight piece band featuring a full horn section, plus Anitra Brooks on vocals alongside Eric Kuhn. Festivities begin somewhat promptly at 3 in the afternoon. For info call 860-347-9999

With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including these: running through Sunday in West Springfield, Mass., it’s the Eastern States Exhibition, or the Big E.  Go to www.thebige.com for the full schedule. The Durham Fair runs through Sunday. Coming up in October are the Berlin Fair and the Portland Fair.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten paths of central CT:

Continuing through the weekend at Real Art Ways in Hartford, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “Beauty is Embarassing” are being screened. Information, screening times, and more can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, begins screenings of “Samsara,” a long-anticipated follow-up to “Baraka,” one of the Cinestudio audience’s most loved films! Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – is a nonverbal movie. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper

A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thursday’s Jive

Today’s Jive was recorded and produced by: 

J-Cherry… producer and host of, ‘VOICE of the CITY’
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local… This ain’t no commercial radio!
jcherrypresents.com


Good afternoon, it’s Thursday September 27th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!!


Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:


Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, from now through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 on Friday.

Tonight at the Center for the Arts presents The Musical Singularity, in which Wesleyan composers premiere organ works to be played by the Memorial Chapel pipe organ’s computerized systems. There will also be a performance of a work for all three of the Chapel’s organs. See Wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all events.


Friday night at the Buttonwood here in Middletown, check out The Lost Acres String Band, serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals. Saturday morning brings the last of three installments of the “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment, helping us to deal with life’s challenges through understanding. This interactive workshop’s leader Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India and is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of issues that may be keeping you stuck.Saturday night at the Buttonwood, check out the Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo, just two players forming the groove, the harmonies, the entire feel all from what they are hearing from one another.Barry Ries plays both trumpet and drums and has performed in every major jazz club in the US,  with many jazz legends. Michael Coppola invented the 9 string guitar on which he exclusively performs. At a show at NYC’s Iridium, Les Paul himself once told Michael “you are really on to something, you’re a real innovator.” He has recently played at The Blue Note and the Montreal Jazz festival On Sunday, in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And through the rest of September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.


This Friday, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents “The Voice of Kabul,” part of the Music & Public Life: Voices of Afghanistan Colloquium. Ustad Farida Mahwash will discuss her music and life as a female vocalist in Afghanistan. Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and members of The Sakhi Ensemble will talk about the group’s instrumentation and performance practice. The event starts at 4:15 at the university’s CFA Hall, and is free.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Friday, it’s Snoop Dogg! More details can be found at toadsplace.com.

Over at Café Nine in New Haven  tonight, it’s Xenosis; w/ Gates of Ivory; Lyra; and Open Denile.
Friday night, it’s the George Lesiw CD Release Show; with special guests M.O.B., the Matt Oestreicher Band. Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience, followed by TACO HUT MUSIC Presents: Elison Jackson, a  CD release party featuring special guests. Sunday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Bob Log III; w/ Cheap Time; and Milksop:Unsung. More information can be found online at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night, it’s Royal Sons, and Saturday it’s Entrain.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

The Eric Kuhn Group performs at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown this Sunday. The lineup includes an eight piece band featuring a full horn section, plus Anitra Brooks on vocals alongside Eric Kuhn. festivities begin somewhat promptly at 3 in the afternoon. For info call  860-347-9999

With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including these:
Running through Sunday in West Springfield, Mass., it’s the Eastern States Exhibition, or the Big E.  Go to www.thebige.com  for the full schedule.The Durham Fair kicks off on Thursday afternoon and also runs through Sunday. Coming up in October are the Berlin Fair and the Portland Fair. 

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:

Last week, Real Art Ways in Hartford unveiled Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November. A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” a projection which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, is displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.

Continuing into this week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” are being screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, begins screenings of “Samsara,” a long-anticipated follow-up to “Baraka,” one of the Cinestudio audience’s most loved films! Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – is a nonverbal movie that was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Shot over four years in 100 locations in 25 countries, the images of our planet are simply stunning.

On Thursday, for one showing only, it’s “Windhorse.” Windhorses are the prayer flags and scraps of papers hung in remote mountain passes, on whose backs Tibetans send prayers to the spirits who look after them. The film (set to traditional Tibetan music) was shot secretly under the eyes of the Chinese authorities.Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule. right after the Jive it’s:




Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!


Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.


Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.


Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.


Bach Party with Canyon Girl
Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.


Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G
We play positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that’s mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.


Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.


UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark – it’s your call.


Jack’s Jazz and Jam with DJ Jack
I will be playing music that features that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n’ roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.


Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.


Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.


Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.


The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.


That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them tojive@wesufm.org If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

09-26-12 jive


Good afternoon, it’s Wednesday, Sept. 26th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanks for tuning in!

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

This evening, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Karaoke with Deni, with over 25,000 songs to choose from.

Friday night at the Buttonwood, check out The Lost Acres String Band, serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals.

Saturday morning brings the last of three installments of the “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment, helping us to deal with life’s challenges through understanding. This interactive workshop’s leader Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India and is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of issues that may be keeping you stuck.
Saturday night at the Buttonwood, check out the Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo, just two players forming the groove, the harmonies, the entire feel all from what they are hearing from one another.

Barry Ries plays both trumpet and drums and has performed in every major jazz club in the US,  with many jazz legends.

Michael Coppola invented the 9 string guitar on which he exclusively performs. At a show at NYC’s Iridium, Les Paul himself once told Michael “you are really on to something, you’re a real innovator.” He has recently played at The Blue Note and the Montreal Jazz festival

On Sunday, in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And through the rest of September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.

Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, from today through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 on Friday.

This Friday, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents “The Voice of Kabul,” part of the Music & Public Life: Voices of Afghanistan Colloquium. Ustad Farida Mahwash will discuss her music and life as a female vocalist in Afghanistan. Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and members of The Sakhi Ensemble will talk about the group’s instrumentation and performance practice. The event starts at 4:15 at the university’s CFA Hall, and is free.

On Thursday evening, the Center for the Arts presents The Musical Singularity, in which Wesleyan composers premiere organ works to be played by the Memorial Chapel pipe organ’s computerized systems. There will also be a performance of a work for all three of the Chapel’s organs. See Wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all events.

Tonight at Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the weekly EDM NIGHT featuring DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz. And on Friday, it’s Snoop Dogg! More details can be found at toadsplace.com.

Over at Café Nine tonight, it’s Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King.

Then Wednesday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Big Business; w/ Ferocious F’ing Teeth.

Thursday, it’s Xenosis; w/ Gates of Ivory; Lyra; and Open Denile.
Friday night, it’s the George Lesiw CD Release Show; with special guests M.O.B., the Matt Oestreicher Band.

Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience, followed by TACO HUT MUSIC Presents: Elison Jackson, a  CD release party featuring special guests.

Sunday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Bob Log III; w/ Cheap Time; and Milksop:Unsung. More information can be found online at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is the Blues Jam with Tim McDonald to Sally’s stage. The Blues Jam is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England, featuring a different host each week.

Then Friday night, it’s Royal Sons, and Saturday it’s Entrain.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including these:

Running through Sunday in West Springfield, Mass., it’s the Eastern States Exhibition, or the Big E.  Go to www.thebige.com  for the full schedule.
The Durham Fair kicks off on Thursday afternoon and also runs through Sunday.

Coming up in October are the Berlin Fair and the Portland Fair.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:

Last week, Real Art Ways in Hartford unveiled Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November. A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” a projection which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, is displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.

Continuing into this week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” are being screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, begins screenings of “Samsara,” a long-anticipated follow-up to “Baraka,” one of the Cinestudio audience’s most loved films! Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – is a nonverbal movie that was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Shot over four years in 100 locations in 25 countries, the images of our planet are simply stunning.

On Thursday, for one showing only, it’s “Windhorse.” Windhorses are the prayer flags and scraps of papers hung in remote mountain passes, on whose backs Tibetans send prayers to the spirits who look after them. The film (set to traditional Tibetan music) was shot secretly under the eyes of the Chinese authorities.
Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.

 And then the BBC World News kicks on at 4, with international news coverage from the famous British news network, followed by Morning Edition from National Public Radio at 5, featuring up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.
And that’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30 it’s
Free Speech Radio News. Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion. Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

From 8-9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Beginning at 9:30 until11pm it’s Missteps with Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall

Missteps is a club night, record label, and radio show run by Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall that seeks to bring attention to the latest in underground club music from around the world. Missteps focuses on forward-thinking dance music including juke, global bass music, uk-garage, underground house/techno, and wonky beats.

Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s Shelf Life with DJ Quandry

Shelf Life is an electronic music show consisting of random cds plucked from the shelves of the electronic music section minutes before the start of the show. It’s a guaranteed way to discover new, different, and surprising artists in the electronic genre.

From midnight to 1:30am, DJ Gus Lo presents Midnight Munchies! Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving for!

From 1:30-2:30am it’s Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian McCarthy

From 2:30-3:30am it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

And starting at  3:30 until 4am it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org
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09-25-12 Jive


Good afternoon, it’s Tuesday, Sept. 25th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Isabelle Gauthier. Thanks for tuning in!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
Tomorrow evening, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Karaoke with Deni, with over 25,000 songs to choose from.
Friday night at the Buttonwood, check out The Lost Acres String Band, serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals.
Saturday morning brings the last of three installments of the “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment, helping us to deal with life’s challenges through understanding. This interactive workshop’s leader Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India and is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of issues that may be keeping you stuck.
Saturday night at the Buttonwood, check out the Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo, just two players forming the groove, the harmonies, the entire feel all from what they are hearing from one another.
Barry Ries plays both trumpet and drums and has performed in every major jazz club in the US,  with many jazz legends.
Michael Coppola invented the 9 string guitar on which he exclusively performs. At a show at NYC’s Iridium, Les Paul himself once told Michael “you are really on to something, you’re a real innovator.” He has recently played at The Blue Note and the Montreal Jazz festival
On Sunday, in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.
On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And through the rest of September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.
Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, from Wednesday through Nov.
2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 on Friday.
On Wednesday, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents “The Voice of Kabul,” part of the Music & Public Life: Voices of Afghanistan Colloquium. Ustad Farida Mahwash will discuss her music and life as a female vocalist in Afghanistan. Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and members of The Sakhi Ensemble will talk about the group’s instrumentation and performance practice. The event, at 4:15 at the university’s CFA Hall, is free, as are the evening performances on Friday.
On Thursday evening, the Center for the Arts presents The Musical Singularity, in which Wesleyan composers premiere organ works to be played by the Memorial Chapel pipe organ’s computerized systems. There will also be a performance of a work for all three of the Chapel’s organs.
See Wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all events.
With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including these:
Running through Sunday in West Springfield, Mass., it’s the Eastern States Exhibition, or the Big E.  Go to www.thebige.com  for the full schedule.
The Durham Fair kicks off on Thursday afternoon and also runs through Sunday.
Coming up in October are the Berlin Fair and the Portland Fair.
Tomorrow night at Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the weekly EDM NIGHT featuring DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz.
Friday, it’s Snoop Dogg!
Details at www.toadsplace.com.
Over at Café Nine tonight, it’s Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King.
Then Wednesday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Big Business; w/ Ferocious F’ing Teeth • Thursday, it’s Xenosis; w/ Gates of Ivory; Lyra; and Open Denile.
Friday night, it’s the George Lesiw CD Release Show; with special guests M.O.B., the Matt Oestreicher Band.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience, followed by TACO HUT MUSIC Presents: Elison Jackson, a  CD release party featuring special guests.
Sunday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Bob Log III; w/ Cheap Time; and Milksop:Unsung.
Information at www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material Wednesday brings the Blues Jam with Tim McDonald to Sally’s stage. The Blues Jam is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England, featuring a different host each week.
Then Friday night, it’s Royal Sons, and Saturday it’s Entrain.
More at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
Last week, Real Art Ways in Hartford unveiled Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November. A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” a projection which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, is displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.
 Continuing into this week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” are being screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles, continues.
Wednesday begins screenings of “Samsara,” a long-anticipated follow-up to “Baraka,” one of the Cinestudio audience’s most loved films!
Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – is a nonverbal movie that was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Shot over four years in 100 locations in 25 countries, the images of our planet are simply stunning.
On Thursday, for one showing only, it’s “Windhorse.” Windhorses are the prayer flags and scraps of papers hung in remote mountain passes, on whose backs Tibetans send prayers to the spirits who look after them. The film (set to traditional Tibetan music) was shot secretly under the eyes of the Chinese authorities.
Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s Finding Bliss:
words and music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are collowing their hearts and living authentically.
From 6-6:30 is Free Speech Radio news from the Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.
From 8-9pm is The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, your source for live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.
From 9-10:30 is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, he writes in, Ive got a song in my heart, a chemical imbalance in my head, and a musical library at my fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.
From 10:30-11:30 is This Southbound Trian with mary barrett, featuring bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds. Artists from the North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountain are featured alongside musicians pickin’ and grinnin’ throughout the United States.
From 11:30pm-12:30 am is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl, the dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk–just not entirely.
 And then the BBC World News kicks on at 4, with international news coverage from the famous British news network, followed by Morning Edition from National Public Radio at 5, featuring up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.
And that’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

9-25-12 Board Notes

Board Notes 9/25/12

 

-THE SBC IS HERE! We introduce ourselves and talk about what we do

-Who took notes at the All Staff meeting? Forward them to Avery!

-Middletown Remix

-yearlong commissioned piece/remix of Middletown sounds (online portal to explore the sounds of Middletown); there are monthly themes and locations to highlight

-want the Middletown Remix logo linked into the WESU front page (Ben will teach Virgil)

-want PSAs and Promos about the Middletown Remix (Isabelle)-details are still unclear

-if you can, show up to Music and Public Life events if possible

-Email forwarding

-Virgil, Isabelle, Avery, and Mickey (possibly?)

-Mike M

-follow up? Adam W. will email Massone and tell him that if he can produce evidence that he completed everything, we are happy to administer a practical test

-No-show (Tyler M)

-2 weeks of suspension (force him to find coverage for his show) *Virgil snaps*

-Motion passes!

-Homelessness marathon: did Adrien ask DJs? Avery will contact him. Or Dan, on FB chat!

-Record Fair (October 28th)

-Adam is posting on Wesleying, Virgil will make a FB event (accept the invitation AND invite people to it; update the page with fun posts), Mickey is making a poster

-Adam pretentiously explains Avery’s German Wesleying name.

-Make promos (Isabelle)

-Will put flyers in on-air studio so people will announce the event (Mary)

-Lecture series

-Still waiting to hear back with Berman

-Everyone else is on board (Illya Oct. 11th)

-Lynn Levy (email Science and Society or English Department) wants to be interviewed (want to get a professor to do it) it’s on November 8th

-Adam W. is going to get people to make an app that will link directly to on-air WESU stream

-Training

-dates? The earlier the start the better. Come up with more deadlines for specific assignments (Adam W.)

-training team meeting (next week after the board meeting?) Mickey, Adam W., Avery, Dave (email staff about this Mary)

-figure out a list (Adam W.)

-roughly 150 people signed up for training

-Virgil wants to make a Wesleying post (him and Adam I. are on it

-other stuff people can be involving in after training besides a show (people can volunteer in different departments-PSAs and Promos, Public Affairs department, contributing to someone’s show, volunteering to help MDs—some of this needs to be achieved through service hours)

-helping out without going through training?!?!?!?!?!? Two statuses of volunteers!

-establish a protocol for this (have an open house to recruit potential volunteers)

-“WESU 101” session for everyone, and then people would split into sessions for either volunteer status or DJ training

            -reach out to listservs to increase diverse DJs; Student diversity taskforce (put us in a great place for SALD), (Isabelle and Virgil)-200 church!

-Service hours

-encourage people to spread service hours out?

-lots of opportunity to improve how service hours work

-the challenge is enforcing this

-MTVU-a script is in the works

-SBC Stuff

-WSA can help us hang up flyers throughout the Middletown community (email Mansoor, he can give us contacts for outreach and student diversity). We can also print at WSA office.

-IMS covers chairs at a venue if the event is approved.

-THANKS MANSOOR! APPLAUSE ALL AROUND!

September 9th All-Staff Meeting

  1. We are in a different department
    1. Center Community Partnerships
      1. better place on campus
      2. recruit more students
      3. build bridges with academics
      4. create credit opportunities
    2. a good move—try to be less overlooked
  2. Music In Public Life
    1. matching programs with artists
    2. middletown remix project
      1. recording project
  3. 75th anniversary is on the horizon
    1. documentary…
  4. etiquette
    1. show up on time
    2. don’t forget about your audience
      1. don’t repeat promos…
    3. spinitron
      1. legal id/federal requirement—CONGRESS!
      2. looks good, in addition to compliance
      3. folks can use service hours to help you
  5. looking for a personnel director…
  6. introduced the board
  7. Program Fall
    1. starts tomorrow
    2. not done yet
      1. get back to Adrien
    3. get show descriptions in
  8. lecture series
    1. “starts” on thursday
    2. Anthony F: 7:30pm
    3. future speakers are coming… stay posted
    4. it’s free
    5. good for our public reputation
  9. MTVu + College Radio Countdown
    1. task force meeting one tuesday after board meeting
  10. Record Fair
    1. saturday october 27th, 11-4
    2. official details coming soon
    3. tables are 35, 25 WESU members
    4. beckham hall
  11. elections
    1. adam was the only one
    2. adam gave a speech
    3. adam won
  12. Facebook fixing soon
  13. The I do not know show
    1. CC Arshagra
    2. wants guests
  14. Cosmic Eye
    1. spaceship sky watch—saturday lyman orchards
  15. PSA folder on desktop
  16. streaming from studio a
    1. live stream
    2. break-ability
    3. separate cameras
  17. don’t prop door
    1. shut it
    2. call public safety
  18. if you mess with the cords
    1. put it back together

Mon., Sept. 24 Jive

Good afternoon, it’s Monday, Sept. 24th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Maria Johnson, host of the new show Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, a discussion of seldom-discussed progressive currents in the Catholic Church. It airs next at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2nd. Thanks for tuning in.

__________________________________________________________

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the “Anything Goes” Open Mic night.

Wednesday evening, it’s Karaoke with Deni, with over 25,000 songs to choose from.

Friday night at the Buttonwood, check out The Lost Acres String Band, serving up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions with the added spice of some exotic originals.

Saturday morning brings the last of three installments of the “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment, helping us to deal with life’s challenges through understanding. This interactive workshop’s leader Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic Healer who moved to Connecticut from India and is experienced in applying varied healing modalities to a wide range of issues that may be keeping you stuck.

Saturday night at the Buttonwood, check out the Michael Coppola, Barry Ries Jazz Duo, just two players forming the groove, the harmonies, the entire feel all from what they are hearing from one another.

Barry Ries plays both trumpet and drums and has performed in every major jazz club in the US,  with many jazz legends.

Michael Coppola invented the 9 string guitar on which he exclusively performs. At a show at NYC’s Iridium, Les Paul himself once told Michael “you are really on to something, you’re a real innovator.” He has recently played at The Blue Note and the Montreal Jazz festival

On Sunday, in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

And through the rest of September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community.

Over at the Wesleyan Potters gallery shop, from Wednesday through Nov. 2, “Fibers,” a show of baskets and weavings, will be on display. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 on Friday.

On Wednesday, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents “The Voice of Kabul,” part of the Music & Public Life: Voices of Afghanistan Colloquium. Ustad Farida Mahwash will discuss her music and life as a female vocalist in Afghanistan. Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and members of The Sakhi Ensemble will talk about the group’s instrumentation and performance practice. The event, at 4:15 at the university’s CFA Hall, is free, as are the evening performances on Friday.

On Thursday evening, the Center for the Arts presents The Musical Singularity, in which Wesleyan composers premiere organ works to be played by the Memorial Chapel pipe organ’s computerized systems. There will also be a performance of a work for all three of the Chapel’s organs.

See Wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all events.

With the arrival of fall, farmers’ markets have given way to country fairs, including these:

Running through Sunday in West Springfield, Mass., it’s the Eastern States Exhibition, or the Big E.  Go to www.thebige.com  for the full schedule.

The Durham Fair kicks off on Thursday afternoon and also runs through Sunday. 

Coming up in October are the Berlin Fair and the Portland Fair. 





Okay, enough fresh air. Let’s head down to Toad’s Place in New Haven. Tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends to the stage.

Then Wednesday, it’s the weekly EDM NIGHT featuring DJ HighLife & DJ JiggaWompz.

Friday, it’s Snoop Dogg!

Details at www.toadsplace.com.

Over at Café Nine tonight, it’s Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.

Tomorrow brings Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King.

Then Wednesday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Big Business; w/ Ferocious F’ing Teeth •

Thursday, it’s Xenosis; w/ Gates of Ivory; Lyra; and Open Denile.

Friday night, it’s the George Lesiw CD Release Show; with special guests M.O.B., the Matt Oestreicher Band.

Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by the George Baker Experience, followed by TACO HUT MUSIC Presents: Elison Jackson, a  CD release party featuring special guests.

Sunday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Bob Log III; w/ Cheap Time; and Milksop:Unsung.

Information at www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday.

And tomorrow it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material

Wednesday brings the Blues Jam with Tim McDonald to Sally’s stage. The Blues Jam is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England, featuring a different host each week.

Then Friday night, it’s Royal Sons, and Saturday it’s Entrain.

More at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:

Last week, Real Art Ways in Hartford unveiled Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November. A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” a projection which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, is displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue.

Continuing into this week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” are being screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles, continues.

Wednesday begins screenings of “Samsara,” a long-anticipated follow-up to “Baraka,” one of the Cinestudio audience’s most loved films! Samsara – a Sanskrit word meaning the ever turning wheel of life – is a nonverbal movie that was made, according to director Ron Fricke, to “delve deeper into my favorite theme: humanity’s relationship to the eternal.” Shot over four years in 100 locations in 25 countries, the images of our planet are simply stunning.

On Thursday, for one showing only, it’s “Windhorse.” Windhorses are the prayer flags and scraps of papers hung in remote mountain passes, on whose backs Tibetans send prayers to the spirits who look after them. The film (set to traditional Tibetan music) was shot secretly under the eyes of the Chinese authorities. 

Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU’s new fall schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

Then, from 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

From 6:30-8pm, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

From 8-9:30pm, come to Anvil Isle with Nate for a musical monsoon of alternative, blues, dream, funk and other genres. Bury your feet in the sand and let the waves come crashing through your speakers.

From 9:30-11:30pm, focus on The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, featuring he music of yesterday’s future, today.

From 11:30pm-12:30am, it’s The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach Schonfeld and DJ Meat Pie, merging noise rock and other noise-based music with poetry and verse, highlighting both seminal and up and coming artists who have blended the spoken word with experimental music.

Then, from 12:30-1:30am, it’s Bazaar Sounds with Mac Taylor, highlighting a different country and corresponding underground/experimental music scene every week, selecting international music that’s noisy, pretty, and everything in between.

From 1:30-2:30am, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.

And then from 2:30-3:30am, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

From 3:30-4am, DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections. You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

And then the BBC World News kicks on at 4, with international news coverage from the famous British news network, followed by Morning Edition from National Public Radio at 5, featuring up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

And that’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening! Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.

Friday’s Jive 09-21-2012

Good afternoon, it’s Friday, September 21st, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

On Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Center for the Arts brings the Anonymous Ensemble’s “Liebe Love Amour!” to the CFA Theater.  The ensemble’s latest interactive work is a raw, theatricalized “live film” of a search for an understanding of the phenomenon of love, inspired by the iconography of actress and singer Marlene Dietrich and director Erich von Stroheim. The audience’s stories become part of the fabric of the piece as they help guide the spontaneous “choose-your-own-adventure” narrative.

Tonight, at The Buttonwood Tree at 8PM it’s a Double Bill Duos: Daphne Lee Martin, Jim Carpenter and Frank Critelli. Saturday at 1PM is a Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting Workshop and, Saturday night it’s Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s Towering Poppies. Food Not Bombs shares food beginning about 1 pm Sundays in front of The Buttonwood Tree. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on its website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Saturday at the Russell Library, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And all through September drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at the Russell Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an important tool for inmates to develop life skills while also providing the general public a window into an often-unseen part of our community. For more information you can access the library’s website at Russelllibrary.org

On Sunday beginning at 3pm at the South Church on Main St and across from the YMCA there is a benefit concert for Amazing Grace & St. Vincent DePaul’s featuring Anhared Stowe, violin, & Carolyn Halsted, piano. They will be playing sonatas of Ives, Faure, and Elgar.


Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight’s happy hour features Robin Banks and Bingo for Booby Prizes, followed by Rohn Lawrence and Friends. Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. is hosted by Morris Trent Trio, followed by CT.COM and ADVOCATE’s WEEKLY GRAND BAND SLAM WINNERS SHOWCASE: Hannah Fair; Dan Soto; GraveRobbers; and Elison Jackson. Then the weekend is rounded out with the Sunday After-Supper Jam starting at 8 p.m., with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Tonight up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, just back from Europe, it’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood taking the stage at 9 with a high-energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues. Saturday, it’s the Tom Sanders Band, with former Blues Society President Tom and the boys laying down some tough blues rock. More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

On Friday, Dry the River, listed as one of the “100 Best Things in the World Right Now” by British Magazine GQ, will be playing at the Space beginning at 7pm.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight it’s Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, with Scotty Don’t and The Green Line, followed by Afton Presents, with a wide array of bands. Then Sunday it’s ASAP Rocky, with three packages of tickets to choose from. Go to Toadsplace.com for details.

Saturday night at Red Rock Tavern in Hartford, it’s the Michael Cleary Band. Show starts at 9PM. For more information call 860-246-4527

On Sunday the Antlers are playing at the Center Church on the Green in New Haven at 7pm.

Now let’s take a look at cinema – as well as a bit of public art – off the beaten path:
Yesterday, Real Art Ways in Hartford unveiled Adam Niklewicz’s “The Charter Oak,”  a water mural located at 215 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford, on the exterior wall of a long-vacant deconsecrated synagogue. The mural, while barely visible when the wall is dry, blossoms into full detail when water saturates the piece, a symbol of Connecticut’s revolutionary spirit. The iconic image, which appears and disappears from view, is based on Charles DeWolf Brownell’s painting of 1857 in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum. The mural will be “watered” every day at 3PM until the beginning of November. A companion piece, “Walking Around a Tree,” will debut on Saturday.  The projection, which animates a young tree that revolves 360 degrees, will be displayed at night, high on the exterior of the AT&T building adjacent to the synagogue. On Friday and continuing into next week, the films “Mahler on the Couch” and “You’ve Been Trumped” will be screened. Information about all events can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, it’s the Woody Allen film “To Rome with Love,” four intertwined stories of Americans and Italians bewitched by the Eternal City. Then Sunday begins “Farewell, My Queen,” set during the French Revolution and focusing on the emotional lives of four women living at Versailles. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU in this, the 1stweek of the radio station’s Fall Season.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper

A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Fall 2012 WESU program is in full effect!

We are now 2 weeks into the new Fall program season at WESU! While many of our mainstay programs remain where they have been in our schedule, we have added a whole bunch of new music and public affairs shows. Check out the program link on the left to see for yourself.

 Print program guides will be hitting the streets very soon and our donors can expect to receive one in the mail in the coming weeks.