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.

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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
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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 ADAM W.!!!!!!!

  • Will we meet next week?
    • Avery to send out an email asking everyone
  • Pledge drive
    • We need a successful pledge drive
    • Ben will take care of mailing stuff
    • Next meeting after break we will do stamping, folding, etc.
    • Pre-pledge solicitation
      • Ben’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 – Virgil will change adapt it to our current pledge drive
      • Ideally would be done before Thanksgiving
    • Doug B 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
    • Mickey 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
      • Dave 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
    • Virgil 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 Virgil to ask at the meeting, send them to him (he will send the board an email requesting questions/comments/concerns)
    • Mickey is not against leaving 45 Broad Street but he is against moving farther away
    • Rick 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
    • Avery thanks everyone for their help with the lecture series
    • Avery sent links to the people who run iTunes U for us but the lectures are not up yet
    • Dave 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
      • Avery 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
    • Avery would like to open the discussion of revisions
    • Avery 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
      • Adam W. said that he encouraged them to email the music directors; Jesse and Adam I. 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
      • Mickey 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)
        • Adrien says that it is not part of WESU’s identity in light of our mission to serve the community and it alienates listeners
        • Rick says that broadcasting anything exclusive, from inside jokes to inside promotions, alienates listeners; this problem has always been an issue, from before Ben and Rick’s time
        • Test question about what can and can’t be said on the air
          • Mickey 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: Mickey and Adam W. 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:
        • Avery 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
          • Mickey suggests placing it in Section E of the code-of-conduct and making it a flexible discussion if it gets out of hand
        • Dave, Rick and Adrien 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)

-Garren’s design

-Virgil’s design

-Ben’s design

-color combination

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

-VOTE: Garren: 0 James: 1 Virgil: 6 Ben: 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-Virgil awkwardly hand motions his respect)

 

-Spinitron

-figure out who’s not doing spinitron (MDs-can ask Adam W. 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)

-MARY’S JOB TO MAKE BINDER

 

 

Mon., Nov. 12 Jive

Good afternoon, it’s Monday, Nov. 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 week nights and weekends. I’m Maria Johnson, host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and, when there is one, fifth Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to just before the Jive at Five. The next episode, on Nov. 20, brings an interview with newly reelected Catholic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and a discussion of the film “Pink Smoke over the Vatican,” with its creator Jules Hart. Thanks for tuning in.

Here’s a look at some events going on in the area.

Tonight at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, it’s the weekly “Anything Goes” open mic night.

Wednesday at 8 brings “Evening Oasis,” a belly-dancing presentation, to the Buttonwood.

On Friday, 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.

Over at the Russell Library tomorrow at noon, the 1937 Frank Borzage [pronounced Bor-ZAY-gee(with a hard g)) film “History is Made at Night” will be shown. Scott Higgins, a film historian and a professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion afterward.

At Wesleyan’s Russell House tomorrow at 7:30 there will be a reading of poets whose work appears in “Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776.”

Readers include Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen, Marilyn Nelson, Lewis Turco, Dennis Barone and Sophie Cabot Black reading from their own, and others’ works from the anthology, which collects verse by forty-two prominent poets. A reception and book-signing will follow. For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan site, www. wesleyan.edu/writing.

On Wednesday at 4:15, writer Ben Ratliff reads in the Daltry Room of  Wesleyan’s Music Rehearsal Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave. Ratliff has been a jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1996 and has written three books: The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music; Coltrane: The Story of a Sound; and Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings. His visit is part of the University’s sMusic and Public Life series. More at Writing at Wesleyan.

Later on Wednesday, at 8 p.m., Padre Reece reads at Wesleyan’s Russell House. Reece has degrees from Wesleyan, Harvard, Berkeley Divinity School, and Yale. His second book of poems The Road to Emmaus will be published next year. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Thursday 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.

At 8 on Thursday, 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.

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 A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends.

Tomorrow, it’s Mimosa, with JMSN and TIC TAX.

Wednesday is the weekly EDM NIGHT.

Thursday, it’s 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, tomorrow’s early show is JOE FLOOD SOIREE. The late show is YAKI PA’YAH featuring Kilbourne; w/ DJ LOKASH; and Geko Jones; w/ special guests Lady Elizabeth.

Wednesday, brings Johnsons Crossroad w/ Goodnight Blue Moon to Café Nine.

And Thursday, 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, the Jazz Mondays featured performer is the Jen Allen Trio.

Tomorrow,  it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra.

Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with Ed Bradley.

Thursday’s 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.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight through Wednesday, the film Holy Motors continues.

Tomorrow, the Science on Screen film is Jurassic Park, introduced by Brenton Graveley, a professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Wednesday evening brings Inescapable Rhythms, the every-second-Wednesday poetry reading and open mic series.

Thursday 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.

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

Right after the Jive, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, 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. A musical monsoon of alternative, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf and world music. Bury your feet in the sand and let the waves come crashing through your speakers.

 From 9:30 to 11 p.m., it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Friday’s Jive 11-09-12

Good evening, it’s Friday, November 9th, 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:

Friday at 8 p.m., the band The Violet Lights performs at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, playing a combination of indie and garage rock, with Britpop elements. Saturday at 8 p.m., Turkish jazz guitarist and composer Sinan Bakir brings “Tales and Stories,” a CD-release concert, to the Buttonwood. Every Sunday around 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.

On Friday, the Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni Orchestra and La Cumbiamba Eneyé will be playing at Fayerweather 202, Beckham Hall from 8:30-10:00pm. This is a feature of the Music & Public Life series. Admission is free. Also, Music & Public Life presents the Sakhioba Ensemble, dedicated entirely to the performance and popularization of traditional Georgian folksongs and liturgical hymns on Saturday at 8 pm in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel. More information can be found at wesleyan.edu/mpl

Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead: A True Account Of The Zombie Plague Of 1599 - Is artistic integrity ever worth dying for? A production brought to life by the Teen Rep Company at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St. tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm. Visit oddfellowsplayhouse.org
On Saturday at 2pm at the Davison Art Center, 301 High Street on the campus of Wesleyan University, the Davison Art Center presents a conversation between artist and art historian Jonathan Weinberg, and artist Andrew Raftery about the genesis of the work in the current exhibition, Andrew Raftery: Open House. For more info, visit Wesleyan.edu/dac

On Saturday, the Branford Folk Music Society presents the Red Hen String Band in concert at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse at the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street. For more information, go to folknotes.org/branfordfolk.

Saturday night in Collinsville catch Jr. Krauss and the Shakes plus The Mighty Soul Drivers at Bridge Street Live. Show starts at 8PM. For more information visit www.41bridgestreet.com

Over in New Haven, tonight on the Café Nine stage it’s Rockabilly Riot, featuring Rosie Flores; w/ Marti Brom. Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ hosts Gary Grippo and friends, followed at 9 by the Manic Productions presentation of Dignan Porch; w/Eraas; and Space Orphans. Sunday at 4 p.m. attend Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, with a “A Very Viking Thanksgiving”: What do you get when you combine art school and alcohol? Then at 8, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin Saint 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 the Michael Cleary Band, a Hartford institution celebrating its 21st year of making original groove/funk/rock music. Then Saturday, it’s Biscuit Miller & the Mix. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

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

Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and Saturday, it’s “Compliance,” a film inspired by true events, telling the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.  Also beginning Friday and running for six days: “Holy Motors,” a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. The late show on Saturday is “The Room.” Then Sunday, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, continues with Part 5: “American Cinema of the ‘70s”; and “Movies to Change the World” (1970s). More details can be found at realartways.org.

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, it’s the 14th Eros Film Festival with “My Best Day” and “Loose Cannons” on Friday. Saturday’s festival offerings are “Call me Kuchu,” “Four,” and “Strange Frame.” The festival wraps up on Sunday with “The Laramie Project.” Also on Sunday, the film “Max et Les Ferailleurs.” will be presented. 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 Nov.8th 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. Thanks for tuning in!!
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week:

This evening at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletownat at 7 p.m., Writers Out Loud, a networking opportunity for prose writers, meets at the Buttonwood; signups start at 6:45. Friday at 8 p.m., the band The Violet Lights performs at the Buttonwood, playing a combination of indie and garage rock, with Britpop elements.
Saturday at 8 p.m., Turkish jazz guitarist and composer Sinan Bakir brings “Tales and Stories,” a CD-release concert, to the Buttonwood. Every Sunday around 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at buttonwood.org.

Tonight at 8 p.m, WESU, brings Lynn Levy, producer of RadioLab and a class of ’05 Wesleyan alum, to CFA Hall for a conversation with her thesis advisor Prof. Bricca as part of the WESU lecture series.

Tonight at 7, Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies, the film and discussion series will be hosting a presentation of “Common Ground. The 4th Annual Middletown International Film Festival” continues with a screening of  “Dancing Dreams,” directed by Rainer Hoffmann & Anne Linsel. This free series is the result of a collaboration among the Russell Library, Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan.

Also on Tonight at 7 p.m., Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life series continues with a presentation by ethnomusicologist Anthony Seeger and performances by the string band Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; and the Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church Choir. The event will be held at the Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave.,and admission is free.

On Friday, the Merita Halilli & Raif Hyseni Orchestra/Cumbiamba Eneye will be playing at Fayerweather 202 from 8:30-10:00pm. Admission is free. More information can be found at wesleyan.edu/mpl

Tonight at 7PM The program “Harnessing the waterways: the history of dams in Middletown,” is being presented by the Middletown Historical Society, at the Jonah Center for Earth and Art. Wesleyan philosophy Prof. Elise Springer will recount the findings of a group of researchers who spent the last year wading in hip boots upstream from the Connecticut River along its many tributaries through Middletown to learn the significance of those streams and the industries that relied upon them. The talk will be given at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 190 Court Street. For more information, contact John Hall at 860-398-3771 or visit thejonahcenter.org .

On Saturday, the Branford Folk Music Society presents fiddle and banjo workshops, followed by a Red Hen Stringband concert, all at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse, at the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford. The workshops will be led by two band members, one teaching the clawhammer banjo and the other, techniques for adding musicality to traditional tunes. Each workshop costs$25 and you must register by 5 p.m. Thursday. For more information, go to folknotes.org/branfordfolk.

Saturday night in Collinsville The Mighty Soul Driver at Bridge Street Live. Show Start at 8PM. For more information visit 41bridgestreet.com

Now here’s a look at what’s going on in downtown New Haven.

At Toad’s Place tonight Yelawolf , the Slumerican tour, to the Toad’s stage, as well as Rittz, Show You Suck, and DJ Vajra. There have been some show cancellations, by the way, and ticket refunds are being offered. Go to toadsplace.com for the complete story.

Over in New Haven, tonight i at the Café Nine stage; Manic Productions presents Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale Society, with Spirit Family Reunion; and The Proud Flesh .Then Friday, it’s Rockabilly Riot, featuring Rosie Flores; w/ Marti Brom. Saturday, it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ hosts Gary Grippo and friends , followed at 9 by the Manic Productions presentation of Dignan Porch; w/ Eraas; and Space Orphans .
Sunday at 4 p.m. brings Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, with a “A Very Viking Thanksgiving”: What do you get when you combine art school and alcohol? A great time and some creative drawings. Gorge on the glory of our featured model, Lipgloss Crisis!Then at 8, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight at 8, it’s horn-fueled blues rock with Tommy Castro and his band.
Friday brings to Sally’s the Michael Cleary Band, a Hartford institution celebrating its 21st year of making original groove/funk/rock music.Then Saturday, it’s Biscuit Miller & the Mix. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

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

Real Art Ways in Hartford Tonight a “Bill W” and “Stars in Shorts” continue.
Friday and Saturday, it’s “Compliance,” a film inspired by true events, telling the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.  Also beginning on Friday and running for six days: “Holy Motors,” a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. The late show on Saturday is “The Room.” Then Sunday, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, continues with Part 5: “American Cinema of the ‘70s”; and “Movies to Change the World” (1970s). More details can be found at realartways.org.

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, “Sleepwalk with Me” plays tonight.

Then it’s the 14th Eros Film Festival with “Facing Mirrors” on Wedneday, “Gay by Friday” on Thursday; and “My Best Day” and “Loose Cannons” on Friday. Saturday’s festival offerings are “Cal me Kuchu,” “Four,” and “Strange Frame.” The festival wraps up on Sunday with “The Laramie Project.”
Also on Sunday, the film “Max et Les Ferailleurs.” will be presented. 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


11-07-12 jive


Good afternoon, it’s Wednesday, Nov.7th 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 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! Thanx for tuning in!!

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

This evening at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletownat 7 p.m., the documentary film “Genetic Roulette,” about the dangers of genetically modified food, will be shown .
Thursday at 7 p.m., Writers Out Loud, a networking opportunity for prose writers, meets at the Buttonwood; signups start at 6:45.
Friday at 8 p.m., the band The Violet Lights performs at the Buttonwood, playing a combination of indie and garage rock, with Britpop elements.
Saturday at 8 p.m., Turkish jazz guitarist and composer Sinan Bakir brings “Tales and Stories,” a CD-release concert, to the Buttonwood.
Every Sunday around 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
 Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at buttonwood.org.

Tonight at 8 p.m., over at Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, award-winning writer Bernard Cooper reads from his work. He has been described as “a master of the language of memory and truth,” and “one of the most compelling, ambitious writers at work today.” A reception and book signing will follow. For more information,  call 860.685.3448 or visit Wesleyan.edu/writing
On Thursday at 8 p.m., WESU, brings Lynn Levy, producer of RadioLab and a class of ’05 Wesleyan alum, to CFA Hall for a conversation with her thesis advisor Prof. Bricca as part of the WESU lecture series.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life series continues with a presentation by ethnomusicologist Anthony Seeger and performances by the string band Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; and the Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church Choir. The event will be held at the Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave.,and admission is free.

On Friday, the Merita Halilli & Raif Hyseni Orchestra/Cumbiamba Eneye will be playing at Fayerweather 202 from 8:30-10:00pm. Admission is free. More information can be found at wesleyan.edu/mpl

Also on Thursday evening at 7, Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies, the film and discussion series will be hosting a presentation of “Common Ground. The 4th Annual Middletown International Film Festival” continues with a screening of  “Dancing Dreams,” directed by Rainer Hoffmann & Anne Linsel. This free series is the result of a collaboration among the Russell Library, Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan.

The program “Harnessing the waterways: the history of dams in Middletown,” is being presented by the Middletown Historical Society on Thursday at 7p.m.at the Jonah Center for Earth and Art. Wesleyan philosophy Prof. Elise Springer will recount the findings of a group of researchers who spent the last year wading in hip boots upstream from the Connecticut River along its many tributaries through Middletown to learn the significance of those streams and the industries that relied upon them. The talk will be given at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 190 Court Street. For more information, contact John Hall at 860-398-3771 or visit thejonahcenter.org .

On Saturday, the Branford Folk Music Society presents fiddle and banjo workshops, followed by a Red Hen Stringband concert, all at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse, at the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford. The workshops will be led by two band members, one teaching the clawhammer banjo and the other, techniques for adding musicality to traditional tunes. Each workshop costs$25 and you must register by 5 p.m. Thursday. For more information, go to folknotes.org/branfordfolk.

Now here’s a look at what’s going on in downtown New Haven.

At Toad’s Place tonight is the weekly EDM night.
Thursday brings Yelawolf , the Slumerican tour, to the Toad’s stage, as well as Rittz, Show You Suck, and DJ Vajra.
There have been some show cancellations, by the way, and ticket refunds are being offered. Go to toadsplace.com for the complete story.

Over in New Haven, tonight it’s Low Cut Connie at the Café Nine stage; w/ Rusty Things.

Thursday, Manic Productions presents Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale Society, with Spirit Family Reunion; and The Proud Flesh .

Then Friday, it’s Rockabilly Riot, featuring Rosie Flores; w/ Marti Brom.
Saturday, it’s the  Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ hosts Gary Grippo and friends , followed at 9 by the Manic Productions presentation of Dignan Porch; w/ Eraas; and Space Orphans .

Sunday at 4 p.m. brings Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, with a “A Very Viking Thanksgiving”: What do you get when you combine art school and alcohol? A great time and some creative drawings. Gorge on the glory of our featured model, Lipgloss Crisis!

Then at 8, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin Saint 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 the weekly Blues Jam, one of the longest running in New England, this week with Brandt Taylor.

Then Thursday at 8, it’s horn-fueled blues rock with Tommy Castro and his band.
Friday brings to Sally’s the Michael Cleary Band, a Hartford institution celebrating its 21st year of making original groove/funk/rock music.

Then Saturday, it’s Biscuit Miller & the Mix. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

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

Real Art Ways in Hartford will cover the Election tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. WNPR’s Colin McEnroe and John Dankosky  will broadcast the results live. There will be Real Board (Games), also at 6.

Tonight and Thursday, “Bill W” and “Stars in Shorts” continue.

Friday and Saturday, it’s “Compliance,” a film inspired by true events, telling the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority.  Also beginning on Friday and running for six days: “Holy Motors,” a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. The late show on Saturday is “The Room.”
Then Sunday, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, continues with Part 5: “American Cinema of the ‘70s”; and “Movies to Change the World” (1970s). More details can be found at realartways.org.

Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, “Sleepwalk with Me” plays tonight.

Then it’s the 14th Eros Film Festival with “Facing Mirrors” on Wedneday, “Gay by Friday” on Thursday; and “My Best Day” and “Loose Cannons” on Friday. Saturday’s festival offerings are “Cal me Kuchu,” “Four,” and “Strange Frame.” The festival wraps up on Sunday with “The Laramie Project.”
Also on Sunday, the film “Max et Les Ferailleurs.” will be presented. Learn more at cinestudio.org

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

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 The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s The Smorgasboard with Hygge Li and Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.

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 Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

And starting at 2:30 and running for an hour it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

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

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

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

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

11-06-12 Board Meeting Notes

11-6-12
WESU Board Meeting Agenda
-Ben looks like he spent a vacation in the south of France

-Door propage/vandalism
-need to alert staff (get across that we were vandalized because someone propped the door open, be on top of door openings, make sure you call PSafe at the end of the night)
-mailbox ripped open
-contacted D and B on Friday nights to see if they had guests; they both said they didn’t come through the front door
-the last DJs didn’t call PSafe when they were vacating the premises

-Record Fair Thanks Mickey!!!!!!! “I thought we were over that” -Mickey
-$885 total take for the Fall Record Fair (down about $100 due to Sandy)
-Silent auction wrap-up? $25 dollars from the station
-Lee would really like us to pick a Spring date so he can follow up with vendors and book them now.
Either Saturday April 13 or Saturday the 27th (Sunday of WesFest? Would be bad to have it during Zonker, MICKEY TALK TO LEE!)
-Need to get rec fair stuff in studio x straightened out. Perhaps consolidate? Donate classical to goodwill? Make it so someone can get out of the elevator if need be.

-MTVU update
-MTVU: Monday November 19th, 4:30 pm, whoever can come, come!

-Instagram
-take pictures of what’s going on at the station
-Virgil will start an account (after he cleans up the Facebook-by combining the page and the place)
-everyone will be able to contribute to this (send out password to staff VIRGIL)

-Our website
-add an events link
-MD could have their own blog
-add a right column with an events calendar
-list of other posts could be on the right
-Adam W. savvy with web skill/Dan N.
-START UP A TASK FORCE!

-Studio reservation board Can we refine this process?
- Suggestion to add a special color for recurring weekly reservations
- add a color – code/instructions next to board (Virgil’s doing it)
-designate a color for the weekly ones (black)-email board and let them know if you want us to reserve your space
-Virgil will email the staff with the final rules of the system
- Reminder to board members to make sure dates have been updated during board hours

Lecture series… GREAT JOB SO FAR!
-Any talk about his help for our pledge drives? Avery will email with him
-Could get Wait, Wait if we find a place in our lineup
-How many in audience?
-We should get lecture series videos on university archive/media itunes U (university content). Email Jen Carlstrom (Avery’s looking into it)
-videos from first two lectures on YouTube and the website
-HELP AVERY POSTER!
-Virgil will make FB event for Lynn tonight
-Ian Mackaye is into coming actually (Concert Committee is agreeing to pay $1,000 for it); Frank into working with us to do this

-Training
-there are differences between what’s on the test and what’s in the training guide (thanks Mickey!)
-Adam (Avery will talk to him): make an addendum to training guide with these answers
-testing takes place after Thanksgiving
-butt-ton of trainees

-WESU concerts series?
-can have anywhere open to the public!!!!!!!!!!!
-lots of places are free, Beckham is probably the most expensive (could be backup space for a concert in the CFA green)
-if have concerts in a space connected with residential halls, need to hire security staff
-Higgs, Mara, Sidewalk Dave in. Mr. Muthafukin eXquire-all three have replied saying he’s available (3-5,000), Foxygen (5,000-said come in April or potentially before their tour)
*start talking to the Concert Committee (Mickey can email about intentions, Jesse and Mickey will go to Concert Committee on Sunday)
-Mary email saying Concert Series taskforce after next week’s meeting (6:45)
-check out Red and Black open mic (check out if there are openers that are good, talk to Rob, tap into something that’s already set up and in the works)

-Code of conduct
-ask staff for feedback
-Mikey’s suggestions re testing

-CD – shelving project
-Have someone manage it (Avery will email staff to see if anyone wants to help with the carpentry aspect)-good service opportunity for trainees

-Music purchasing –
-Adam and Jesse-email staff for suggestions (Chazelle suggested more Jamaican music)
-use some of this money ($2K) for next year’s CMJ delegates?

-Middletown remix
-How can we get DJs to play Middletown remix sounds? In jive (want us to play our featured sounds of the week)? Maybe cut sandwiching shows before and after the Jive (DJs might have a hard time with this)? Weekly PSA?
-May 11 event? Can we broadcast sound track to flash mob (sound could be coming from boom boxes tuned into WESU-this was pitched over air already without our approval. Not cool. We can’t make that commitment today)?

-T-Shirt designs
-two t-shirt designs only (type club and sz)
-Avery will email staff saying submit design by next board meeting
-talk to the type club with critique

-Pledge drive is one month away! Time to get started pulling this together.
-Need to decide on premiums
-Need to get mailing ready to go out in advance
-Phone schedule (trainee svc hr opp)
-matching donors?
-Doug Berman? Customized Recorded pitches for WESU from him and Car Talk crew? Live would be amazing!
-pledge drive taskforce (VP and P-brunch!!!!-plus Virgil)
-Sponsoring of Atlas Sound (running a promo, make it open to the public, throw our name on it, work as a test run of what it’d be like to be promoting a show through the station without a lot of work on our part): Cool! Dylan is down (tickets $10 for non-students? We can’t run promos for a for-profit event unless we’re benefiting from it-10% could go to us, other options)-Dan’s on the bill!!!!!!!!!!