WESU Radio 200: Jens Lekman topping our charts

Here’s our second installment of the Radio 200 chart we send out to the College Music Journal each week:

1    JENS LEKMAN    I Know What Love Isn’t    Secretly Canadian
2    TNGHT    TNGHT [EP]    Warp
3    BIG WALKER    Root Walking
4    MAGIC SLIM AND THE TEARDROPS    Chicago Blues Session, Vol. 10    Blind Pig
5    CONVERGE    All We Love We Leave Behind    Epitaph
6    DIRTY PROJECTORS    About To Die    Domino

 

Click through for the rest of the chart, featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Holy Ghost! & Josephine Foster

7    EARL SWEATSHIRT    “Chum” [Single]    Tan Cressida
8    METZ    Metz    SUB POP
9    SKY FERREIRA    Ghost    Capitol
10    BOLDY JAMES    “For The Birds” [Single]
11    SHINY TOY GUNS    III    10th Street
12    JONI MITCHELL    CLouds
13    TAME IMPALA    Lonerism    Modular

14    MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER    Melody’s Echo Chamber    Fat Possum
15    FLETCHER C. JOHNSON    Salutations    Burger
16    CAT POWER    Sun    Matador
17    BAT FOR LASHES    The Haunted Man    EMI
18    THE ORB    The Orbserver In The Star House    The End
19    RAVEONETTES    Observator    Vice

20    HOLY GHOST!    “It Gets Dark” [Single]
21    NINA SKY    “Day Dreaming” [Single]
22    IHSAHN    Eremita    Candlelight
23    OMBRE    Believe You Me    Asthmatic Kitty

24    JOSEPHINE FOSTER    Blood Rushing    Fire
25    CALVERTRON    Deconstruction [EP]    Jack Knife
26    SOUL SUGAR    Hands On [EP]
27    ADDISON GROOVE    Adventures In Rainbow Country [EP]    50 Weapons
28    HOT CHIP    In Our Heads    Domino
29    BRIAN ENO    Lux    Warp
30    HUMONGOUS    Miniature Pinscher

MD Picks: Psychedelic Robots & Sweet 60s Sounds

ClinicFree Reign

Liverpool is known primarily as the city that produced the Beatles. Clinic is another good reason to say Liverpudlian again, and lord knows we could use one. This is an album that demands your attention from the second you press play. The opening song, “Misty” is trance-enducing. It sounds like something that psychedelic robots would produce. This band is known for wearing scrubs and masks on stage and pretty much most of the time they are photographed. Rock music in the 21st century sometimes seems to lack that mystique and other-planetness of the likes of David Bowie. If you want your alien-rock fix, this is it.
Try #s 1, 3, 4, 5 (“Misty”, “Seamless Boogie Woogie, BBC2 10PM”, “Cosmic Radiation”, “Miss You”)

Click through to see more from Dirty Projectors, Toy Love, Peoples Temple & Allah-Las

 

Dirty ProjectorsAbout to Die

I feel similarly about Dirty Projectors and Wes Anderson movies. I love both. I will watch every Wes Anderson movie that comes out, likely multiple times, and I have yet to be disappointed or swear off seeing the next one. And I would say the same about DP. Both are admittedly sappy, but in a wonderful way that I will defend to the death. Both Wes Anderson and Dirty Projectors make art that is instantly recognizable, unique, and far superior to any imitators of their styles (and there are many). Yes, both can at time be accused of being cutesy or affected, but that is part of their charm, and it never overwhelms the brilliance of their work. The title track of this EP is recycled from their fantastic new album, Swing Lo Magellan. I would complain about that if the track wasn’t so goddamned good that I’m glad to have another excuse to listen to it. The second track, “While You’re Here,”was written for the recently deceased TV On the Radio bass player Gerard Smith, and contains some beautiful orchestral arrangements.  The rest of the EP is stellar, especially “Buckle Up,” their most punk song since their Black Flag cover album Rise Above.
Try #s 1, 3, 5 (“About to Die”, “Simple Request”, “Desire to Love”)

Toy LoveLive at the Gluepot 1980

Toy Love were a terrific post-punk group out of Dunedin, New Zealand. The band originated in the legendary early NZ punk group The Enemy, and wound up turning into the equally legendary band Tall Dwarfs. They played some raw, raucous, rude music, as is well evidenced on this live album. Just check the cover for an idea of the weird and great stuff you’ll find here. The stage banter is also funny (“Unscrewed Up” is dedicated to virgins).
Try #s 1, 2 (“Fifteen”, “Unscrewed Up”)

Peoples TempleMore for the Masses

We are living in a heyday for great throwback garage music. It may be easy to dismiss groups like this for simply recreating the Nuggets comps that they seemingly have studied like yeshiva students. But, my opinion is, who cares if it’s derivative? It’s still good. And interesting. Though People’s Temple share a kindred spirit with the likes of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, groups who love old school garage music, they do their own thing. Check out the badass harmonica on “Texas Revisited” and the psychedelic tape loops on “The River (Donovan’s Song).” They take their name from Jim Jones’ Kool Aid-drinking cult. So you could accuse them of drinking the garage-rock Kool Aid, but that seems to me like a much cooler kind of Kool Aid than what a lot of other acts are drinking.
Try #s 4, 5, 13 (“Texas Revisited”, “Looters Game”, “The River (Donovan’s Song)”

Allah-LasAllah-Las

Allah-Las is another record that sounds like it was recorded about 45 years ago, likely two lifetimes ago for the band members of this young band out of Los Angeles. Their music is far prettier than that of Peoples Temple, but they probably both spent a lot of time listening to Nuggets comps and Love albums. Allah-Las also has a surf-y vibe to them, which makes sense given their proximity to the ocean (a lot closer than Peoples Temple’s native Lansing, Michigan). The album as a whole sounds like a Southern California album in the best possible way– dreamy, relaxed, with the beach and good times in close sight. Thanks goes to Innovative Leisure for sending us this beautiful record by request.
Try #s 1, 5, 7 (“Catamaran”, “No Voodoo”, “Ela Navega”)

11-20-12


Tuesday, November 20th
Good evening, it’s Tuesday, Nov. 20th, and this is the Thanksgiving week edition of 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 Life Coach Stacey Zackin, the Host of THE WORK & PLAYLIST airing the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month at 6pm here on WESU fm. During the 90 min show I interview a guest and play a medley of tunes on a topic to inform and inspire. My next show is Dec. 2nd where I speak with a yoga master on pro-actively pursuing your goals with willingness, awareness and ease.
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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
At the Buttonwood on Saturday at 8pm, the jazz trio UPSTREAM with Frank Varela, Rick Marshall and Bob Laramie leading a mind-boggling improvisational excursion.
Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street and all are welcome to the meal.
Learn about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org
Friday kicks off Middletown’s Holiday on Main Events. There will be a free holiday crafts fair at the MAC650 Gallery from 2-8 P.M., a chance to support the local economy and local artists with your holiday dollars! Baked goods and hot beverages provided!
There will be a Festival of Wreaths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at Liberty Bank. From 2 to 5 p.m., the Middlesex County Historical Society will host an open house at the General Mansfield House, 151 Main St.
From 4 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Lions Club will be staffing the popcorn-and-hot-pretzel stand in front of the Chamber. Holiday music will be played by Harvest Woods Audio.
The Middletown High School Crew Team will sell hot chocolate in front of the Church of the Holy Trinity!
On Saturday, the Holiday on Main festivities continue with various civic and school organizations manning the booths. There will be a visit by Santa; free hayrides along Main Street;  and free train rides on the sidewalk around downtown.
Webster Bank is sponsoring a “giving tree” to benefit the Middletown Parks & Recreation’s Holiday Program, providing presents for disadvantaged children. Take an ornament off the Giving Tree, buy a suggested gift and return it with the ornament to Webster Bank during the week, or to the Middlesex Chamber during Holiday On Main Street on Saturdays. All items should be new, unopened and unwrapped.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tomorrow night is there weekly EDM Wednesday, they will also feature Deep Banana Blackout and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Friday brings Chris Webby to the Toad’s stage, with D. Lector, PR1MO, TGIF and Dublin. Also on Friday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry, with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die; Hop Along; and LVL UP.
Saturday, NRBQ comes to Toad’s, along with Remember September and DizzyFish.
More about all Toad’s shows at toadsplace.com.
At Café Nine in New Haven brings the Elm City Americana Series, with Milksop: Unsung. Wednesday, Safety Meeting presents Lord Fowl; w/ The Naked Heroes.
Thursday evening Dean Falcone and Friends present the Thanksgiving Vomitorium, in which otherwise good songs are overcooked. Watch friends & enemies battle their way through songs they don’t know! Watch in amazement as audience members are unwillingly dragged to the stage to sing! See who fills the Vomitorium buckets with holiday cheer! See all your favorite bar stars!!
Friday, Sal Paradise plays during happy hour, followed by the Casa de Warrenton presentation of You Scream I Scream; w/ MT Bearington and Weird Beards.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker, followed by the Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel.
Then Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material.
Wednesday, it’s the weekly Blues Jam, hosted this week by Gene Donaldson.
Then Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take the Sally’s stage.
And Saturday, it’s Roxy Perry’s All Star Revue.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Photographic Memory continues tonight and tomorrow.
Friday and Saturday, it’s a screening of Ingenious, in which a small-time inventor of clever but impractical products finally comes up with the Big Idea, the one he’s been waiting for to save his business and marriage. Wild money-raising schemes ensue.
Friday and Saturday also brings the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, a family favorite, to Real Art Ways. This colorful collection of short films from around the world features audience and jury favorites from the 2012 festival and is suited for children ages 4 to 8.
Friday through most of next week, it’s Knuckleball, the story of a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball who throw a ball so slowly and unpredictably that no one wants anything to do with it.
Then on Sunday, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with Part 7, “New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia, Latin America” and “New American Independents & the Digital Revolution.”
More details can be found at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, 17 Girls wraps up tonight.
Tomorrow begins screenings of The Master in 4K, in which a charismatic trickster played by Philip Seymour Hoffman claims to heal people by separating them from the trauma of past lives.
Then Sunday through Tuesday, it’s Easy Money, a Swedish thriller which director Martin Scorsese helped bring to the States. It’s described as sharing with the best gangster movies a sense of morality and a critique of society.
Learn more at cinestudio.org.
For those looking for alternative holiday shopping after the holiday, on Saturday, Nov. 24th at 9am Sheehan High School in Wallingford hosts a Vendor Fair to benefit their Music Department which is free to shoppers. And on Tuesday, Nov. 27th from 4-8pm at The Gallery in Glastonbury, there is a JINGLE BELL MINGLE. Co-sponsored by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Women-Lead this free craft fair features over 30 vendors and local artisans. And
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 Finding Bliss: words and music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following 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 6:30-8:00 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country with root influence.
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 Wonderlandwith DJ Cheshire Cat, who has a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head, and a musical library at his fingers.
From 10:30-11:30 is This Southbound Train, with Mary Barrett, featuring bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds.
From 11:30pm-12:30 am is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl, the dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk–just not entirely.
Wednesday, 12:30-1:30am is Radical Roots, with Junkyard Augustine and KC-Gull, presenting lo-fi music with a message.
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30am is The Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers, bringing the newest and best in contemporary folk and folk-rock from around the country.
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 www.WESUfm.org/jive
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supportinTuesday, November 20th
Good evening, it’s Tuesday, Nov. 20th, and this is the Thanksgiving week edition of 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 Life Coach Stacey Zackin, the Host of THE WORK & PLAYLIST airing the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month at 6pm here on WESU fm. During the 90 min show I interview a guest and play a medley of tunes on a topic to inform and inspire. My next show is Dec. 2nd where I speak with a yoga master on pro-actively pursuing your goals with willingness, awareness and ease.
____________________________________________________________
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:
At the Buttonwood on Saturday at 8pm, the jazz trio UPSTREAM with Frank Varela, Rick Marshall and Bob Laramie leading a mind-boggling improvisational excursion.
Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street and all are welcome to the meal.
Learn about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org
Friday kicks off Middletown’s Holiday on Main Events. There will be a free holiday crafts fair at the MAC650 Gallery from 2-8 P.M., a chance to support the local economy and local artists with your holiday dollars! Baked goods and hot beverages provided!
There will be a Festival of Wreaths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at Liberty Bank. From 2 to 5 p.m., the Middlesex County Historical Society will host an open house at the General Mansfield House, 151 Main St.
From 4 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Lions Club will be staffing the popcorn-and-hot-pretzel stand in front of the Chamber. Holiday music will be played by Harvest Woods Audio.
The Middletown High School Crew Team will sell hot chocolate in front of the Church of the Holy Trinity!
On Saturday, the Holiday on Main festivities continue with various civic and school organizations manning the booths. There will be a visit by Santa; free hayrides along Main Street;  and free train rides on the sidewalk around downtown.
Webster Bank is sponsoring a “giving tree” to benefit the Middletown Parks & Recreation’s Holiday Program, providing presents for disadvantaged children. Take an ornament off the Giving Tree, buy a suggested gift and return it with the ornament to Webster Bank during the week, or to the Middlesex Chamber during Holiday On Main Street on Saturdays. All items should be new, unopened and unwrapped.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tomorrow night is there weekly EDM Wednesday, they will also feature Deep Banana Blackout and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Friday brings Chris Webby to the Toad’s stage, with D. Lector, PR1MO, TGIF and Dublin. Also on Friday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry, with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die; Hop Along; and LVL UP.
Saturday, NRBQ comes to Toad’s, along with Remember September and DizzyFish.
More about all Toad’s shows at toadsplace.com.
At Café Nine in New Haven brings the Elm City Americana Series, with Milksop: Unsung. Wednesday, Safety Meeting presents Lord Fowl; w/ The Naked Heroes.
Thursday evening Dean Falcone and Friends present the Thanksgiving Vomitorium, in which otherwise good songs are overcooked. Watch friends & enemies battle their way through songs they don’t know! Watch in amazement as audience members are unwillingly dragged to the stage to sing! See who fills the Vomitorium buckets with holiday cheer! See all your favorite bar stars!!
Friday, Sal Paradise plays during happy hour, followed by the Casa de Warrenton presentation of You Scream I Scream; w/ MT Bearington and Weird Beards.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker, followed by the Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel.
Then Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material.
Wednesday, it’s the weekly Blues Jam, hosted this week by Gene Donaldson.
Then Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take the Sally’s stage.
And Saturday, it’s Roxy Perry’s All Star Revue.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Photographic Memory continues tonight and tomorrow.
Friday and Saturday, it’s a screening of Ingenious, in which a small-time inventor of clever but impractical products finally comes up with the Big Idea, the one he’s been waiting for to save his business and marriage. Wild money-raising schemes ensue.
Friday and Saturday also brings the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, a family favorite, to Real Art Ways. This colorful collection of short films from around the world features audience and jury favorites from the 2012 festival and is suited for children ages 4 to 8.
Friday through most of next week, it’s Knuckleball, the story of a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball who throw a ball so slowly and unpredictably that no one wants anything to do with it.
Then on Sunday, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with Part 7, “New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia, Latin America” and “New American Independents & the Digital Revolution.”
More details can be found at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, 17 Girls wraps up tonight.
Tomorrow begins screenings of The Master in 4K, in which a charismatic trickster played by Philip Seymour Hoffman claims to heal people by separating them from the trauma of past lives.
Then Sunday through Tuesday, it’s Easy Money, a Swedish thriller which director Martin Scorsese helped bring to the States. It’s described as sharing with the best gangster movies a sense of morality and a critique of society.
Learn more at cinestudio.org.
For those looking for alternative holiday shopping after the holiday, on Saturday, Nov. 24th at 9am Sheehan High School in Wallingford hosts a Vendor Fair to benefit their Music Department which is free to shoppers. And on Tuesday, Nov. 27th from 4-8pm at The Gallery in Glastonbury, there is a JINGLE BELL MINGLE. Co-sponsored by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Women-Lead this free craft fair features over 30 vendors and local artisans. And
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 Finding Bliss: words and music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following 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 6:30-8:00 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country with root influence.
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 Wonderlandwith DJ Cheshire Cat, who has a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head, and a musical library at his fingers.
From 10:30-11:30 is This Southbound Train, with Mary Barrett, featuring bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds.
From 11:30pm-12:30 am is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl, the dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk–just not entirely.
Wednesday, 12:30-1:30am is Radical Roots, with Junkyard Augustine and KC-Gull, presenting lo-fi music with a message.
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30am is The Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers, bringing the newest and best in contemporary folk and folk-rock from around the country.
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 www.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!
Posted by Stacey Zackin at 3:30pmg the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Mon., Nov. 19 Jive


Good evening, it’s Monday, Nov. 19th, and this is the Thanksgiving week edition of 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 Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday, from 4 to 4:55, right before the Jive. It’s a thoughtful discussion of progressive issues of faith and action, with interviews and commentary. Look for it tomorrow, when I interview Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro about her Catholic faith and film producer Jules Hart, creator of the documentary Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, about women who’ve dared to be ordained Catholic priests.
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.
Saturday evening at the Buttonwood, the jazz trio Frank Varela & Upstream performs.
Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street and all are welcome to the meal.
Learn about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org
Friday kicks off Middletown’s Holiday on Main Events. There will be a free holiday crafts fair at the MAC650 Gallery from 2-8 P.M., a chance to support the local economy and local artists with your holiday dollars! Baked goods and hot beverages provided!
There will be a Festival of Wreaths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at Liberty Bank.
From 2 to 5 p.m., the Middlesex County Historical Society will host an open house at the General Mansfield House, 151 Main St.
From 4 to 8 p.m., the Middletown Lions Club will be staffing the popcorn-and-hot-pretzel stand in front of the Chamber. Holiday music will be played by Harvest Woods Audio.
The Middletown High School Crew Team selling hot chocolate in front of the Church of the Holy Trinity!
On Saturday, the Holiday on Main festivities continue with various civic and school organizations manning the booths. There will be a visit by Santa; free hayrides along Main Street;  and free train rides on the sidewalk around downtown.
Webster Bank is sponsoring a “giving tree” to benefit the Middletown Parks & Recreation’s Holiday Program, providing presents for disadvantaged children. Take an ornament off the Giving Tree, buy a suggested gift and return it with the ornament to Webster Bank during the week, or to the Middlesex Chamber during Holiday On Main Street on Saturdays. All items should be new, unopened and unwrapped.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place on Wednesday, Deep Banana Blackout plays, as well as Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Wednesday is also the weekly EDM Night.
Friday brings Chris Webby to the Toad’s stage, with D. Lector, PR1MO, TGIF and Dublin.
Also on Friday at Toad’s, Manic Productions presents Bomb the Music Industry, with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die; Hop Along; and LVL UP.
Saturday, NRBQ comes to Toad’s, along with Remember September and DizzyFish.
More about all Toad’s shows at toadsplace.com.
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series takes the stage. Tomorrow brings the Elm City Americana Series, with Milksop: Unsung.
Wednesday, Safety Meeting presents Lord Fowl; w/ The Naked Heroes.
Thursday evening Dean Falcone and Friends present the Thanksgiving Vomitorium, in which otherwise good songs are overcooked. Watch friends & enemies battle their way through songs they don’t know! Watch in amazement as audience members are unwillingly dragged to the stage to sing! See who fills the Vomitorium buckets with holiday cheer! See all your favorite bar stars!! Special guests to be announced!
Friday, Sal Paradise plays during happy hour, followed by the Casa de Warrenton presentation of You Scream I Scream; w/ MT Bearington and Weird Beards.
Saturday, the Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker, followed by the Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel.
Then Sunday, it’s the Sunday-After-Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday featured performance is JB’s Birthday Bash.
Tomorrow, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band jamming and working out new material.
Wednesday, it’s the weekly Blues Jam, hosted this week by Gene Donaldson.
Then Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez take the Sally’s stage.
And Saturday, it’s Roxy Perry’s All Star Revue.
More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Photographic Memory continues tonight through Wednesday.
Friday and Saturday, it’s a screening of Ingenious, in which a small-time inventor of clever but impractical products finally comes up with the Big Idea, the one he’s been waiting for to save his business and marriage. Wild money-raising schemes ensue.
Friday and Saturday also brings the Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, a family favorite, to Real Art Ways. This colorful collection of short films from around the world features audience and jury favorites from the 2012 festival and is suited for children ages 4 to 8.
Friday through most of next week, it’s Knuckleball, the story of a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball who throw a ball so slowly and unpredictably that no one wants anything to do with it.
Then on Sunday, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with Part 7, “New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia, Latin America” and “New American Independents & the Digital Revolution.”
More details can be found at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, 17 Girls plays tonight and wraps up tomorrow.
Wednesday begins screenings of The Master in 4K, in which a charismatic trickster played by Philip Seymour Hoffman claims to heal people by separating them from the trauma of past lives.
Then Sunday through Tuesday, it’s Easy Money, a Swedish thriller which director Martin Scorsese helped bring to the States. It’s described as sharing with the best gangster movies a sense of morality and a critique of society.
Learn more at cinestudio.org.
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 Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, 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.
Then 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 9:30-11:30pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then it’s A Hate Supreem, from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with DJ AWOL and the melodic, improvisational, and off-kilter groove of jazz coupled with the overtly technical, rigidly composed, and aggressively loud elements of metal.
And at 12:30, it’s Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-pun, or noise.
At 1:30, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow.
And then Maximum Rock and Roll Radio comes on at 2:30, featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and
At 3:30, DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections: You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
That’s followed at 4 by BBC World News, your chance to hear about the day’s news from the famous British news network.
And then at 5 it’s Morning Edition from National Public Radio, a daily offering of news and information from NPR.
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.
If you didn’t get a chance to write down something from today’s Jive, the written form is posted  at wesufm.org/jive. And if there’s an event you’d like to have announced, send it to jive@wesufm.org.
Finally, if, this Thanksgiving, you count WESU among your blessings 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! And happy Thanksgiving!
Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.

WESU Radio 200

Each week, WESU reports a chart of new music played by our DJs to CMJ, which publishes an overall College chart. Here is our last reported chart:

1    MUMFORD AND SONS    Babel    Glassnote
2    BARBARAS    2006-2008    Goner
3    TY SEGALL    Twins    Drag City
4    RAPSODY    The Idea Of Beautiful    Jamla-Culture Over Everything
5    BAT FOR LASHES    The Haunted Man    EMI

Click through to see rest of chart

6    MENAHAN STREET BAND    The Crossing    Dunham
7    TORO Y MOI    So Many Details [7-inch]    Carpark
8    CASKET GIRLS    Sleepwalking    Graveface
9    SIC ALPS    Sic Alps    Drag City
10    GRIZZLY BEAR    Shields    Warp
11    FREDDIE GIBBS AND MADLIB    Shame [EP]    Stones Throw

12    KANE MAYFIELD    Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition
13    ROC MARCIANO    Reloaded    Decon
14    AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD    Lost Songs    Century Media
15    UNNATURAL HELPERS    Land Grab    Hardly Art
16    KING TUFF    “Screaming Skull” [Single]    Sub Pop
17    LIANNE LA HAVAS    Is Your Love Big Enough?    Nonesuch

18    KENDRICK LAMAR    Good Kid In A M.A.A.d City    Aftermath-Top Dawg-Interscope
19    KAKI KING    Glow    Velour
20    GREGORY PEPPER AND HIS PROBLEMS    Escape From Crystal Skull Mountain    Fake Four
21    MARTHA WAINWRIGHT    Come Home To Mama    coop
22    THE XX    Coexist    XL
23    BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW    Cobra Juicy    Rad Cult

24    FRANK OCEAN    Channel Orange    Def Jam
25    ANDREW BIRD    Hands Of Glory    Mom And Pop
26    MURDER BY DEATH    Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon    Bloodshot
27    LULU JAMES    “Be Safe” [Single]
28    ALVARIUS B    Alvarius B    Abduction

29    GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR    Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!    Constellation
30    CALEXICO    Algiers    Anti

Friday’s Jive 11-16-12

Good evening, it’s Friday, November 16th, 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:

This weekend the Vintage Players present “Chasing Manet” at Green Street Arts Center. All but this evening’s show are sold out. For reservations call 860.685.7797

Tonight at 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 8pm in the CFA Theater, “The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy,” created and performed by Rinde Eckert about a man raised by wolves, will be performed. Also tonight the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet performs at Crowell Concert Hall at 7:15. It’s a presentation of the Wesleyan music department and the Center for the Arts. Saturday at 2, there will be a lecture by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in CFA Hall where she will discuss ideas in her upcoming book, “Performance Now.” At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Wesleyan Orchestra Winter Concert, under the baton of music director Peter Hadley, brings a symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries to Crowell Concert Hall. The concert is free.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Songwriter Sessions, showcasing four of New England’s female emerging artists playing all acoustic and in the round. The four are Lara Herscovitch, Joanne Lurgio, Lisa Martin and WESU’s own DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli. On Saturday at 7pm at The Buttonwood Tree, The Free At Last Players will present ‘A Very Berzerkeley Christmas’. The Free At Last Players are a performance troupe formed 21 years ago for the purpose of dispelling the myths and misconceptions that surround mental illness. Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street and all are welcome to the meal. Learn about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org

Tonight at the Canoe Club at Harbor Park here in Middletown it’s painist and vocalist, Tre Davis. from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

At 7:30 pm tonight and tomorrow evening Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Rep Company presents Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599. Is artistic integrity ever worth dying for? Visit oddfellows.org

The Middletown House Concert Series presents Crowfoot tonight at 8pm, For reservations or information, please call Jody Cormack (860) 983-7963 or email jcormack@wesleyan.edu

There will be a Halloween Around The World Masquerade Ball at mac650 gallery, 650 Main St. here in Middletown. Come out and support your local artists. Closing reception show is a Masquerade Ball Saturday from 7-midnight.

The Eric Kuhn Group (Eric Kuhn, Bruce Elder, Tim Gaylord, Joseph Getter, Dave Rintoul, Lars Selberg, Kate TenEyck) is appearing at the Cypress Grill on South Main St. in Middletown on Sunday at 6 pm. More at ericwardkuhn.com

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight the award-winning Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown returns, with Forbin and Standard Practice. Saturday, it’s the “Wobble Wobble” Bassgiving Edm Party, with Knowledge, Jay K., Mike Skillz, Deph, Joey Fedz, HighLife, Jiggawompz, and Delusional Society. Sunday brings Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Toad’s for “The Heist” World Tour, with Special Guest DEE-1 and Xperience. More at toadsplace.com.

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s The Steel Wheels; w/ Winter White. Then Saturday at 4:30 it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by the Sarah Borges Band at 9. Sunday at Café Nine, it’s The Joe Krown Trio. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight it’s Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy. And Saturday, the Roberto Morbioli Band plays at Sally’s. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

Saturday night at Tools Bar and Grill on 136 Main Street in New Britain it’s the Hardware City Jazz Series, presenting the Colbys. The show starts at 9PM. For more information visit thecolbysband.com

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.


At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and Saturday the showing is of Compliance, telling the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. Also, through to the middle of next week, it’s Photographic Memory, in which filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a defiant young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. Then Sunday,The Story Of Film: An Odyssey continues with Part 6: “The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream” (1970s); and “Fight the Power: Protest in Film.” More details can be found at realartways.org.

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, tonight and tomorrow they are presenting Seven Psychopaths with a cast that includes Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton and Woody Harrelson. Then Sunday begins screenings of Barrymore with Christopher Plummer, and the film 17 Girls. Learn more 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, November 15th, 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 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. Here’s a look at some events going on in the area.
Tonight at 7, the “Performance Now” film series at Wesleyan’s Powell Family Cinema brings “Other Worlds – Daria Martin and Laurie Simmons,” a program that pairs films made by two artists who break down the boundaries between dance, visual art, and music.
Also tonight at 8PM, Friday and Saturday, at the CFA Theater, “The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy,” about a man raised by wolves, will be screened.
Friday brings the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet to Crowell Concert Hall at 7:15. It’s a presentation of the Wesleyan music department and the Center for the Arts.

Saturday at 2, there will be a lecture by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg in CFA Hall. Goldberg will discuss ideas in her upcoming book, “Performance Now.”

At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Wesleyan Orchestra Winter Concert, under the baton of music director Peter Hadley, brings a symphonic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries to Crowell Concert Hall. The concert is free.

Friday at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s Songwriter Sessions, showcasing four of New England’s female emerging artists playing all acoustic and in the round. The four are Lara Herscovitch, Joanne Lurgio, Lisa Martin and WESU’s own DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli
Sunday, and every Sunday, at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood Tree, Food Not Bombs serves vegetarian food. You’re invited to help prepare the meal at 11:30  a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.
Friday night at the Canoe Club here in Middletown it’s painist and vocalist, Tre Davis. from 5;30 to 8;30 PM.
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.
Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight brings JOE BUDDEN, with Locksmith and Tsu Surf.Friday, the award-winning Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown returns to Toad’s, with Forbin and Standard Practice.Saturday, it’s the “WOBBLE WOBBLE” BASSGIVING EDM PARTY, with Knowledge, Jay K., Mike Skillz, Deph, Joey Fedz, HighLife, Jiggawompz, and Delusional Society. Sunday brings MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS to Toad’s for “THE HEIST” WORLD TOUR, with Special Guest DEE-1 and Xperience. More at toadsplace.com.
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, it’s Hunter Valentine; w/ Queen Caveat; and No Problem.Friday’s show is The Steel Wheels; w/ Winter White.Then Saturday at 4:30 it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Tony Dioguardi and Friends, followed by the Sarah Borges Band at 9. Sunday at Café Nine, it’s The Joe Krown Trio.More can be found at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight,  Roots Music Series brings the Beatles cover band Ticket to Ride to Sally’s.Then Friday, it’s Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy.And Saturday, the Roberto Morbioli Band plays at Sally’s.More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.
Saturday night at Tools Bar and Grill on 136 Main Street it’s the Hardware City Jazz Series, presenting the Colbys. The show starts at 9PM. for more information visit thecolbysband.com

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten path in Central Connecticut.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight is the opening reception for the exhibition “Diagram,” along with the Creative Cocktail Hour with Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.Friday through the middle of next week, it’s Photographic Memory, in which filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a defiant young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. Saturday brings the New York-based BRIDGMAN – PACKER DANCE to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Then Sunday,THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY continues with PART 6: “The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream” (1970s); and “Fight the Power: Protest in Film.” More details can be found at realartways.org.
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, tonight and tomorrow brings Max et Les Ferailleurs.Then Sunday begins screenings of Barrymore with Christopher Plummer, and the film 17 Girls. Learn more at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive at 5,Thursday, 5:05-6pm

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


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


11-14-12 Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting 11-13-12

THANKS FOR TAKING NOTES AW!!!!!!!

  • Will we meet next week?
    • AT to send out an email asking everyone
  • Pledge drive
    • We need a successful pledge drive
    • BM will take care of mailing stuff
    • Next meeting after break we will do stamping, folding, etc.
    • Pre-pledge solicitation
      • BM’s idea of soliciting pledges before the pledge drive (e.g., sending flyers to students, families, etc., and pushing for off air pledge solicitation)
    • Old flyer from WESU magazine – VT will change adapt it to our current pledge drive
      • Ideally would be done before Thanksgiving
    • DB agreed to blurb about the pledge drive during Car Talk
    • Things to do for the pledge drive:
      • take care of binders for premiums and scripts and the telephone schedule
  • Meeting next week
    • Video shoot Monday, 4:30, convening in front of Pi Cafe
    • Maybe board meeting can be after the shoot?
  • Moving of Broad Street Books
    • Meeting November 27 at 4:30
    • Board meeting before the pledge drive is the same day
    • Virgil will be the board delegate to this meeting
    • Building will be going up near Pearl Street and Washington Street, across from St. Sebastian’s Church
    • MC says that the new development would not be an ideal placement for WESU because of the distance
    • Plan does not include moving WESU at the moment but there is uncertainty as to the future of 45 Broad Street
      • DB says “this building has a real stink on it” and feels that Wesleyan would be more inclined to sell it, parking would be inconvenient/congested in that area (because it already is)
    • Issue of line-of-sight to Exley
    • VT asks if he should talk to people in the Argus to see what they are thinking about the move and if they’re sending delegates to the meeting
    • If anyone has questions for VT to ask at the meeting, send them to him (he will send the board an email requesting questions/comments/concerns)
    • MC is not against leaving 45 Broad Street but he is against moving farther away
    • RS says there has been no discussion of moving WESU, and if the radio station had to move, the radio station would not likely be placed in this new development
  • MTV U shoot on Monday
  • Lecture series
    • AT thanks everyone for their help with the lecture series
    • AT sent links to the people who run iTunes U for us but the lectures are not up yet
    • DB says that we should make an outline of planning the event so that we have a checklist of what to do in planning the lecture series so that we don’t forget how to plan
      • AT says she’ll make the list of what to do
  • Concert series meeting: today, 6:45 p.m.
  • Code of Conduct revisions
    • Staff have expressed interest in making changes to the code of conduct
    • AT would like to open the discussion of revisions
    • AT thinks she’ll be taking comments on the code-of-conduct via email rather than discussing it at an all staff meeting
    • Then, a google doc will be created for the board to look at/revise
  • Training
    • Tips and Tricks session
      • Who’s going to do it? When will it be?
    • Service hour opportunities: Dan said that he had interns who were uncertain about service hour opportunities
      • AW said that he encouraged them to email the music directors; JB and AI said they’ve had many helpful interns
    • Confusing questions in the test:
      • E.g., the training guide says that excessive self promotion is forbidden in the code of conduct but it is not actually in the code of conduct
      • MC discussed the complications surrounding Wesleyan-exclusive shows, especially in light of the concert series we’re planning next semester (or in plugging one’s own website)
        • AD says that it is not part of WESU’s identity in light of our mission to serve the community and it alienates listeners
        • RS says that broadcasting anything exclusive, from inside jokes to inside promotions, alienates listeners; this problem has always been an issue, from before BM and RS’s time
        • Test question about what can and can’t be said on the air
          • MC says the question should be made more clear
        • A and M discuss calls to action in terms of DJs doing self-promotion and what qualifies as excessive self-promotion
      • Other issues in the training guide addressed in amendments
      • Revising the test: MC and AW will do it minimally but keep the thought-provoking questions that engage with issues DJs will actually be grappling with while on air
      • Discussion of self-promotion:
        • AT suggests amending the code of conduct to say that excessive self-promotion is frowned upon without exactly enumerating it and DJs who are blatantly using the station for self-promotion risk their status as DJs in good standing
          • MC suggests placing it in Section E of the code-of-conduct and making it a flexible discussion if it gets out of hand
        • DB, RS and AD mention people who have gotten talking to’s or removals for being too self-serving or too self-promoting

-T-shirt design

-Alex has designs (but hasn’t sent them yet)

-GS’s design

-VT’s design

-B’s design

-color combination

-wants a hoodie (thing that’s on the sticker) or (80s basketball logo) (vinyl logo)

-VOTE: G: 0 J: 1 VT: 6 B: 3 (Elevated U: 3, Scattered: 3, Compass: 4)

 

-Music purchasing reminder!

-use part of $2,000 we can have for music purchasing for CMJ (only do this if the person that goes and makes contacts, blog-VT awkwardly hand motions his respect)

 

-Spinitron

-figure out who’s not doing spinitron (MDs-can ask AW to email trainees to help staff who can’t use spinitron)

-can send out an email-if you need help doing spinitron someone can do it for you and get service hours

 

-Promos for Pledge Drive (trainees do it-Adam W. email them and say this is an option and have trainees email Isabelle if they’re interested)

-Pledge Drive:

-“selling songs” it’s a tactic that works (incorporate this into the script)

-MB’s JOB TO MAKE BINDER