09-12-12 jive


Good afternoon, it’s Wednesday, Sept. 12th 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 weeknights 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!! Today kicks off the new fall schedule!

“Music Monday” has already kicked off for the Fall Semester at the Red and Black Café on Broad St. here in Middletown .  Music Monday’s are hosted by WESU’s own Rob DeRosa, host of our CT-connected Thursday evening drive-time music program, Homegrown.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree,  Evening Oasis returns with traditional belly dancing. All are welcome for this entertaining and empowering evening.

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 their website at buttonwood.org.

All through September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at Russell Library in Middletown. 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, please call 860-347-2528.

On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., WESU, brings a lecture by the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd, Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, to Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts.

On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents the Connecticut premier of the interactive piece “Zoom,” harnessing the lively democratized energy of social networking and shattering the wall between the audience and performers.  The dance company integrates audience cell-phone photos and texts into real-time video collages projected into the theater for an engaging and surprising evening of dance. Part of the Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Wesleyan Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also, running through December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance came to be essential to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. For more information, you can contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.

Down at Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s The Woggles, described as a hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage-rock fusillade that will change your life. Also playing this evening is The Radiation.

Thursday, it’s the Pete Anderson Band, led by the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson,  most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam. Pete’s got an all-new blues band, featuring two of the best musicians he has worked with over the years.

Friday, Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone come to Café Nine, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of the Modern Merchant Tour kick off , w/ Ports of Spain and Jesse Stanford (of Heirlooms). Modern Merchant is a four-piece psychedelic dream-rock band, half-based out of New Haven and half out of Brooklyn.

Saturday, Café Nine’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by Manic Productions Presents: Perhaps; w/ Wess Meets West and Breakthrough Frequencies, an Indie/post rock showcase.

Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.

More information  at cafenine.com

Over at Toad’s Place tonight is EDM NIGHT, this week featuring DJ HighLife and DJ Jigga Wompz.

Thursday, it’s Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O’Brother.

Friday brings the Battle of the DJs and the EDM Dance Party to Toad’s. More information can be found online at toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley, one of the longest-running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week, you’ll hear some of the best musicians CT has to offer

On Friday, it’s Tas Cru, described as playing with “vivacity and sheer joy.”

Saturday at Sally’s brings Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez to the stage. Christine is a longtime vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band and her latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists. More information at blackeyedsallys.com

This Thursday evening, the Wallingford Public Library welcomes acclaimed actor and audio book narrator George Guidall at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Guidall has recorded over 900 unabridged novels, including classics like Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Don Quixote, and most recently, Les Miserables, along with many popular best sellers.  Guidall will speak about his career and his experience in the world of narration

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org

For the latest in Middletown 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 in Middletown.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:

Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Also playing through tomorrow is Elena, winner of a special jury prize at Canne, the film is described as a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.

Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org.

Starting Friday at Real Art Ways and running through next Thursday, it’s “You’ve Been Trumped”. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.

Saturday at Real Art Ways, the Improvisations concert series features improvised music by Mark Dresser on contrabass violin, Stephen Haynes on cornet and Joe Morris on guitar. The aim of this artist-curated series is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists.

Tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, begins screenings of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone. Blissed-out marijuana growers in Southern California meet their brutally professional Mexican drug dealers. Described as “Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years….a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.”  The film runs through Saturday.

Sunday through next Tuesday begins a run of the film Damsels in Distress, written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus. Tickets and times can be found at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM. Some of these are brand new, so you’ll especially want to check them out!

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

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
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 The Needle Drop

Anthony Fantano’s Coming Thurday!



The Needle Drop is a groundbreaking radio show, podcast, music review YouTube channel and all-around formidable Internet presence in the world of independent music. With more than 80,000 subscribers and over 20 million hits on his videos, Anthony Fantano has developed a devoted following and a reputation as an even-handed, knowledgable and affable reviewer. 

Like independent music? Like WESU? Like new media? 
Join us at Wesleyan University’s CFA Hall for the inaugural talk in the WESU Lecture Series, featuring the internet’s busiest music nerd, Anthony Fantano, of The Needle Drop. Anthony will discuss The Needle Drop, what he does and how it works. He’ll be answering plenty of questions afterwards, as well. 

Listen to The Needle Drop every Wednesday from 5:05 to 6:00 p.m. on 88.1 WESU FM or stream it live at www.wesufm.org



Anthony Fantano’s Coming Thurday!



The Needle Drop is a groundbreaking radio show, podcast, music review YouTube channel and all-around formidable Internet presence in the world of independent music. With more than 80,000 subscribers and over 20 million hits on his videos, Anthony Fantano has developed a devoted following and a reputation as an even-handed, knowledgable and affable reviewer. 

Like independent music? Like WESU? Like new media? 
Join us at Wesleyan University’s CFA Hall for the inaugural talk in the WESU Lecture Series, featuring the internet’s busiest music nerd, Anthony Fantano, of The Needle Drop. Anthony will discuss The Needle Drop, what he does and how it works. He’ll be answering plenty of questions afterwards, as well. 

Listen to The Needle Drop every Wednesday from 5:05 to 6:00 p.m. on 88.1 WESU FM or stream it live at www.wesufm.org



9-11-12 Board Meeting Notes

9/11/12 WESU Board Meeting Notes

 

-Waiting for Mickey

-WELCOME TO THE BOARD ADAM!!!

-Vote on the Fall Program?

-Board Keys (Both Adams need one-send Ben an email with your name and Wesleyan ID number)

-Shelving plans (CC submitted a lengthy proposal for new shelving for our CDs, looked at places where we could just extend shelves using raw materials. Ben will forward this proposal to the board.)

-Digital vs. extending our CD collection? More on this later.

-Café Italia issues taken care of

-Club Fair this Friday!!!!!! (In front of Usdan. People from 1 until 5-fair is actually from 2 to 5)

-Ben will pull stuff (sign-up sheet, program guides, banner, play songs?, laptop with WESU website)

-Mickey: 1:30-3:30

-Avery: 3:30 to 5:00

-Adam W. contact Bryan about fall training. Also read the constitution.

-Winter drive dates: Monday, December 3rd-Monday December 10th OR Monday, November 5th-Monday, November 12th?

-How to get Radiolab on WESU-Let’s do it!

-How to deal with show absences? There’s a 24 hour notice in the constitution. Is that enough? What happens when no one responds?

-Who’s doing spinitron for automation?

-Making sure everyone has a canned show? Incentivize this.

-What happens when someone emails 2 hrs before show but it gets covered? Follow-up and let them know about our code of conduct.

-Do we need to have a policy around Spinitron?

-Committee to revise our Code of Conduct? Maybe involve the staff in this rather than just board members. A small group can achieve this (8 people). Arrange a time to discuss this:

-Meeting: next Tuesday after the meeting?

-Managing CDs? App for scanning CDs/UPC scanner that connects to a database. App called “Delicious Library.” MDs will explore this possibility.

-Archiving service

-WRTC has an application that will record everything we’re broadcasting, breaks it up into shows (controlled by a google calendar) and makes them accessible for download for an amount of time acceptable within FCC regulations. Downloading might develop our audience. Possibly can get this application for under/around $1,000.

-Music in Public Life Proposal

-Everyone take a look at it! Email Ben.

-They will need help recording/producing shows. Adrien wants in. Isabelle can also help (and possibly Adam I. and Mickey?).

-Encourage live interviews rather than all pre-recorded shows.

-Middletown Remix

-Ben can’t make their meetings but Avery can! Last Monday of the month.

-Homelessness Marathon

-National radio event, we participated maybe 10-8 years ago. The goal is to raise awareness of issues around homelessness. A 7 hour broadcast on a Sunday (10am-5pm). It would require people on Sunday being willing to forfeit their shows.

-Do we want this? All-staff vote or board vote?

-email discuss about this

-Develop 12 Suggestions for WESU (Commandments? Something less religious?)?

-visual reminder for frequent mistakes and how to prevent them

-Timing on staff meetings (take the sign-in sheet away after a while?)

-Mary email Mickey the Record Fair timeline

-Ian Mackaye, October 25th, part of our lecture series??

-Right now it’s set to be booked in Eclectic (not accessible to the public). What do we think?

-If we can make it public, is there interest?

-Anthony Fantano:

-We have all the funding we need to stream this online! We can also record this and upload it.

-Didn’t get funding to feed him.  BUT still meet at 5:45 at It’s Only Natural.

-Avery, Adam W., Mickey, and Mary will go out to eat with him.

-wescast.wesleyan.edu is supposedly the website page where we can stream the recording.

-Put up posters, Isabelle update Wesleying!!! Post this to our website?

-Other lectures in the series

-Avery’s having problems wrangling everyone.

-We passed the Fall 2012 program

Good afternoon, it’s Tuesday, Sept. 11th 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 weeknights and weekends.
Today kicks off the new fall schedule!
I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of a show debuting Tues., Sept. 18, right before the Jive. It’s called Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, and is scheduled to air every 1st, 3rdand (when there is one) 5th, Tuesday of the month. It will be a thoughtful discussion of progressive issues of faith and action, with interviews, features, book reviews, news and commentary. Please tune in, and feel free to shoot any ideas for topics and guests to mjohnson@wesufm.org.
More about the exciting new WESU Monday lineup at the end of today’s Jive.
First, let’s look at some of the events going on in our community.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s the “Anything Goes” Open Mic night. Wednesday at the Buttonwood, Evening Oasis returns with traditional belly dancing. All are welcome for this entertaining and empowering evening.
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 at buttonwood.org.
All through September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at Russell Library in Middletown. 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, call 860-347-2528.
On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., your own favorite radio station, WESU, brings a lecture by the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd, Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, to Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts.
On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents the Connecticut premier of the interactive piece “Zoom,” harnessing the lively democratized energy of social networking and shattering the wall between the audience and performers.  The dance company integrates audience cell-phone photos and texts into real-time video collages projected into the theater for an engaging and surprising evening of dance. Part of the Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Wesleyan Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Also, running through December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance came to be essential to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. For more information, contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Down at Café Nine in New Haven tonight is the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session, for anyone interested in playing, listening to, or dancing  to Balkan music. That’s followed by an  Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss. Acoustic musicians, poets and comedians welcome.
Tomorrow, at 7:30 at Café Nine, it’s the Kineti-Go Magnetic Shuffleboard Tournament with local game designer Michael Stromberg bringing his latest pub games.Come try your luck and win some prizes. Games start at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, it’s The Woggles, described as a hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage-rock fusillade that will change your life. Also playing, The Radiation.
Thursday, it’s the Pete Anderson Band, led by the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson,  most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam. Pete’s got an all-new blues band, featuring two of the best musicians he has worked with over the years.
Friday, Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone come to Café Nine, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of the Modern Merchant Tour kick off , w/ Ports of Spain and Jesse Stanford (of Heirlooms). Modern Merchant is a four-piece psychedelic dream-rock band, half-based out of New Haven and half out of Brooklyn.
Saturday, Café Nine’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by Manic Productions Presents: Perhaps; w/ Wess Meets West and Breakthrough Frequencies, an Indie/post rock showcase.
Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. 
More information  at cafenine.com
Over at Toad’s Place tonight is A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, with special guest Timmy Maia. Women admitted free.
Wednesday at Toad’s is EDM NIGHT, this week featuring DJ HighLife and DJ Jigga Wompz.
Thursday, it’s Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O’Brother.
Friday brings the Battle of the DJs and the EDM Dance Party to Toad’s.
More information can be found online at toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Mondays, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. More at jazzmondays.org.
Tomorrow at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band working out new material. Admission is free.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley, one of the longest-running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week, you’ll hear some of the best musicians CT has to offer
On Friday, it’s Tas Cru, described as playing with “vivacity and sheer joy.”
Saturday at Sally’s brings Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez to the stage. Christine is a longtime vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band and her latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists. More information at blackeyedsallys.com

This Thursday evening Wallingford Public Library welcomes acclaimed actor and audio book narrator George Guidall at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Guidall has recorded over 900 unabridged novels, including classics like Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Don Quixote, and most recently, Les Miserables, along with many popular best sellers.  Guidall will speak about his career and his experience in the world of narration 

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org
For the latest in Middletown 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 in Middletown.
Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Also playing through Thursday is Elena, winner of a special jury prize at Canne, the film is described as a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.
Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org.
Tomorrow, for one showing only, the Science on Screen offering, pairing area scientists with entertaining films, it’s Science is Fiction, described as the “mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable short science films” which “have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science.”
Starting Friday at Real Art Ways and running through next Thursday, it’s You’ve Been Trumped. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.
Saturday at Real Art Ways, the Improvisations concert series features improvised music by Mark Dresser on contrabass violin, Stephen Haynes on cornet and Joe Morris on guitar. The aim of this artist-curated series is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema,  tonight and tomorrow are your last chances to catch a big-screen viewing of the acclaimed film “The Deer Hunter,”  one of the best films ever made about the Vietnam War and its devastating effects on one blue-collar community. Featuring a very young Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, and the incredible John Cazale, who died shortly after the shoot ended.  The film won Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Director.
Wednesday begins screenings of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone. Blissed-out marijuana growers in Southern California meet their brutally professional Mexican drug dealers. Described as “Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years….a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.”  Through Saturday.
Sunday begins a run of the film Damsels in Distress, written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus. Through Tuesday.
Tickets and times at cinestudio.org.
Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM. Some of these are brand new, so you’ll especially want to check them out!
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry. From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
Then, from 6 to 6:30, it’s Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., it’s 75 Percent Folk, with Michael Benson, a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic, etc., music. Filling in for Michael tonight will be Psychedelic Rick, playing a 75-percent Folkish mix of music.
Then from 8 to 9:30 p.m., it’s Anvil Isle, with Nate, a musical monsoon of all kinds of music.Filling in for Nate tonight will be Jack Singer, playing a free-form mix.
From 9:30 to 11 p.m., stay tuned for The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future today.
Then, from 11:30pm-12:30am, it’s The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach and Peter, 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.
From 12:30-1:30am, Bazaar Sounds with Mac Taylor, highlights a different country and corresponding underground/experimental music scene every week, selecting international music that’s noisy, pretty, and everything in between.
Then from 1:30-2:30am, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry. A promenade of all dimensions of lyric-centric pop, interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.
From 2:30-3:30am, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.
And from 3:30-4am, 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 then at 5am it’s 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
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. Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.


Mon., Sept. 10 Jive

Good afternoon, it’s Monday, Sept. 10th 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 weeknights and weekends.
Today kicks off the new fall schedule!
I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of a show debuting Tues., Sept. 18, right before the Jive. It’s called Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, and is scheduled to air every 1st, 3rdand (when there is one) 5th, Tuesday of the month. It will be a thoughtful discussion of progressive issues of faith and action, with interviews, features, book reviews, news and commentary. Please tune in, and feel free to shoot any ideas for topics and guests to mjohnson@wesufm.org.
More about the exciting new WESU Monday lineup at the end of today’s Jive.
First, let’s look at some of the events going on in our community.
The first “Music Monday” of the Fall Semester at Red and Black Café on Broad St
here in Middletown kicks off tonight at 6 pm with the talented singer/songwriter Hannah Fair, a finalist in the 2012 CT Grand Band Slam. She will
perform at the 1st Annual CT Music Awards Show at The Bushnell later this
week.  Music Monday’s are hosted by WESU’s own Rob DeRosa, host of our CT-connected Thursday evening drive-time music program, Homegrown. 
Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s the “Anything Goes” Open Mic night. Wednesday at the Buttonwood, Evening Oasis returns with traditional belly dancing. All are welcome for this entertaining and empowering evening.
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 at buttonwood.org.
All through September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at Russell Library in Middletown. 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, call 860-347-2528.
On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., your own favorite radio station, WESU, brings a lecture by the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd, Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, to Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts.
On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents the Connecticut premier of the interactive piece “Zoom,” harnessing the lively democratized energy of social networking and shattering the wall between the audience and performers.  The dance company integrates audience cell-phone photos and texts into real-time video collages projected into the theater for an engaging and surprising evening of dance. Part of the Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Wesleyan Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Also, running through December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance came to be essential to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. For more information, contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Down at Café Nine in New Haven tonight is the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session, for anyone interested in playing, listening to, or dancing  to Balkan music. That’s followed by an  Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss. Acoustic musicians, poets and comedians welcome.
Tomorrow, at 7:30 at Café Nine, it’s the Kineti-Go Magnetic Shuffleboard Tournament with local game designer Michael Stromberg bringing his latest pub games.Come try your luck and win some prizes. Games start at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, it’s The Woggles, described as a hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage-rock fusillade that will change your life. Also playing, The Radiation.
Thursday, it’s the Pete Anderson Band, led by the multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson,  most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam. Pete’s got an all-new blues band, featuring two of the best musicians he has worked with over the years.
Friday, Shellye Valauskas and Dean Falcone come to Café Nine, followed by the Manic Productions presentation of the Modern Merchant Tour kick off , w/ Ports of Spain and Jesse Stanford (of Heirlooms). Modern Merchant is a four-piece psychedelic dream-rock band, half-based out of New Haven and half out of Brooklyn.
Saturday, Café Nine’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by Manic Productions Presents: Perhaps; w/ Wess Meets West and Breakthrough Frequencies, an Indie/post rock showcase.
Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. 
More information  at cafenine.com
Over at Toad’s Place tonight is A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends, with special guest Timmy Maia. Women admitted free.
Wednesday at Toad’s is EDM NIGHT, this week featuring DJ HighLife and DJ Jigga Wompz.
Thursday, it’s Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and O’Brother.
Friday brings the Battle of the DJs and the EDM Dance Party to Toad’s.
More information can be found online at toadsplace.com.
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Mondays, the best taste of live jazz in Hartford, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. More at jazzmondays.org.
Tomorrow at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band working out new material. Admission is free.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley, one of the longest-running open blues jams in New England! Featuring a different host each week, you’ll hear some of the best musicians CT has to offer
On Friday, it’s Tas Cru, described as playing with “vivacity and sheer joy.”
Saturday at Sally’s brings Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez to the stage. Christine is a longtime vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band and her latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists. More information at blackeyedsallys.com


This Thursday evening Wallingford Public Library welcomes acclaimed actor and audio book narrator George Guidall at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Guidall has recorded over 900 unabridged novels, including classics like Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, The Iliad, Don Quixote, and most recently, Les Miserables, along with many popular best sellers.  Guidall will speak about his career and his experience in the world of narration 

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org
For the latest in Middletown 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 in Middletown.
Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:
Through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Also playing through Thursday is Elena, winner of a special jury prize at Canne, the film is described as a subtly stylish exploration of crime, punishment and human nature.
Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org.
Tomorrow, for one showing only, the Science on Screen offering, pairing area scientists with entertaining films, it’s Science is Fiction, described as the “mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable short science films” which “have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science.”
Starting Friday at Real Art Ways and running through next Thursday, it’s You’ve Been Trumped. In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump. At stake is one of Britain’s very last stretches of wilderness.
Saturday at Real Art Ways, the Improvisations concert series features improvised music by Mark Dresser on contrabass violin, Stephen Haynes on cornet and Joe Morris on guitar. The aim of this artist-curated series is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it. Come early and stay late, listen to and speak with the performing artists.
At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema,  tonight and tomorrow are your last chances to catch a big-screen viewing of the acclaimed film “The Deer Hunter,”  one of the best films ever made about the Vietnam War and its devastating effects on one blue-collar community. Featuring a very young Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, and the incredible John Cazale, who died shortly after the shoot ended.  The film won Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Director.
Wednesday begins screenings of Savages, directed by Oliver Stone. Blissed-out marijuana growers in Southern California meet their brutally professional Mexican drug dealers. Described as “Oliver Stone’s strongest work in years….a stylish, violent, hallucinatory thriller with both a mean streak and a devilish sense of humor.”  Through Saturday.
Sunday begins a run of the film Damsels in Distress, written and directed by Whit Stillman, it’s about well-spoken co-eds who are bored to distraction by their classmates and so go on a mission to improve the music, clothes, dance – and especially the fraternity men – on campus. Through Tuesday.
Tickets and times at cinestudio.org.
Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM. Some of these are brand new, so you’ll especially want to check them out!
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry. From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
Then, from 6 to 6:30, it’s Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., it’s 75 Percent Folk, with Michael Benson, a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic, etc., music. Filling in for Michael tonight will be Psychedelic Rick, playing a 75-percent Folkish mix of music.
Then from 8 to 9:30 p.m., it’s Anvil Isle, with Nate, a musical monsoon of all kinds of music.Filling in for Nate tonight will be Jack Singer, playing a free-form mix.
From 9:30 to 11 p.m., stay tuned for The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future today.
Then, from 11:30pm-12:30am, it’s The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach and Peter, 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.
From 12:30-1:30am, Bazaar Sounds with Mac Taylor, highlights a different country and corresponding underground/experimental music scene every week, selecting international music that’s noisy, pretty, and everything in between.
Then from 1:30-2:30am, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry. A promenade of all dimensions of lyric-centric pop, interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.
From 2:30-3:30am, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.
And from 3:30-4am, 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 then at 5am it’s 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
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. Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.







Good afternoon, it’s Thursday Sept. 6th 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 weeknights and weekends.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, and every first-Thursday Open Mic with Bob Gotta!
Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buttonwood, two of Connecticut’s finest cellists, Ringrose & Freeman, play songs from Ireland and Scotland, interweaving traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and haunting slow airs with poetry, history, laughter and song. Food Not Bombs shares food every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome and invited to help prepare food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. More information about all Buttonwood events at buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957.

All through September, drawings, paintings and sculpture by inmates of Connecticut prisons will be displayed at Russell Library in Middletown. The exhibit is sponsored by Community Partners in Action, which operates on the belief that the arts are an integral tool for inmates to develop valuable life skills while also providing  the general public a unique window into an important, but often unseen, part of our community. For more information, call 860-347-2528.

Today and running into December, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents “Performance Now,” explaining how performance has come to be integral to the latest developments in contemporary art and culture. For more information, contact the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.edu/cfa.

On Friday at 8:30 p.m., Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents “Bach to School,” a student performance of concertos for two organs, to be performed downstairs in Memorial Chapel on two pipe organs in separate rooms, with the musicians coordinating their performance via their smartphones. The show will also include university organist Ronald Ebrecht’s performance of works by Bach, Mozart and others. Admission is free.

Playing down in New Haven at Café Nine tonight Two-Headed DJ Funky Chicken Party features Dooly-O, playing old-school funk and soul. The Friday happy hour brings uke player Moe Porn, followed by Anonymous Inc., with Crunk Witch, Jesse Dangerously, Adam Warrock, Mikal K. Hill, and indie, folk and hip-hop from Fake Four Record.

Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam with host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by the comedy series Fistful of Jokes’ Special Summer Showcase Edition.  Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Café Nine All-Stars. More information can be found at cafenine.com

Over at Toad’s Place tonight, Starlife Presents Beanie Sigel, featuring Run Way Ty, King Dreams, M.A.R., and Gold. Friday, it’s Shakedown, playing The Dead and beyond, and Carbonated Insight. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:30. More information can be found online at toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford, at 8 p.m. at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday night it’s T. Rubble, bringing a blend of blues and rock to the Blackeyed Sally’s stage. Then Saturday at 9, it’s Rev. Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys playing traditional blues.Details can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Back in Middletown, the Russell Knitters meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Russell Library on Saturdays. The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! www.russelllibrary.org

This Saturday,  at Edgerton Park, New Haven Brigs the CT Folk and Green Expo. Offering FREE Admission All Day & Night beginning at 11:00am with over 75 exhibitors, educators, and vendors plus  Workshops and activities for kids and adults food from local vendors and lots of live music featuring Shawn Taylor, Kate Callahan, Kristen Graves, Professors of Bluegrass , The Levins , “The Sea, The Sea”, String Fingers , Pesky J. Nixon, Cheryl Wheeler and more! http://www.ctfolk.com

For the latest in Middletown 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 in Middletown.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this weekend:

Real Art Ways in Hartford is currently showing  ‘Ai Weiwei (pronounced I way way): Never Sorry’  through tonight. This is a gripping documentary following the trials and tribulations of China’s most famous international artist, and one its most outspoken domestic critics. Also running through tonight at Real Art Ways is the film “Elena,” winner of a special jury prize at Cannes  and offering a modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Starting Friday and running through next Thursday, it’s “Sleepwalk With Me,” the story of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Based on the successful one-man show.

Playing Saturday for a one late-night performance is “The Room,” described as “the best terrible movie ever.” It’s about a happy-go-lucky banker who sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one. Tickets, info and times can be found online at realartways.org

Starting tonight at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema,  and running through Saturday it’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Spidey is played by Andrew Garfield, the British actor who played Mark Zuckerberg’s roomie in The Social Network, and who won a Tony nomination for his role in Death of a Salesman on Broadway. As Garfield’s Spider-Man alternates between a moody, arachnid charm and the arrogance of a young man discovering his power, he is more than able to take on the worst that giant lizards and New York punks have to dish out.

Then Sunday at Cinestudio, at 2:30 p.m. and for one showing only, National Theatre Live presents a screening of the play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, which compellingly begins, “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.” The screening celebrates the installation of new equipment allowing Cinestudio to present High Definition presentations directly via satellite.

Sunday evening at 7:30 – and then again on Monday – it’s the acclaimed film “The Deer Hunter,”  one of the best films ever made about the Vietnam War and its devastating effects on one blue-collar community. Featuring a very young Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, and the incredible John Cazale, who died shortly after the shoot ended.  The film won Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Director. For tickets and times, you can access their website at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU-FM.

Right after the Jive at Five Right stay tuned for, 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.

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30pm
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

9:30-11pm
it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, and other music that has a roots influence.

11pm-12:30am
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze

Dj blaze is on vacation so a documentary about the folks singer “Sixto Rodriguez” called “Searching for Sugar Man”, will air, telling the inspiring story of this Folk artist from the 70’s who unbeknownst to himself,  became a super star in South Africa while he toiled away doing manual labor in Detroit for decades and his return to the stage.

12:30-1:30am
Sunspot Loops
Let’s explore what’s new in the world and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand. Listen to everything. Nothing gets hyped on. (micro-genres)

Friday, 1:30-4am
The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation
An eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am 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


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. Stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob Derosa.