Friday, August 20, 2010

WFMU - New York City - Hudson Valley - World

(And Keith Olbermann - below the fold)

I just found a radio station. I like "Ken" because of the music he plays. Here's his show from 18 August 2010 (embed).

Play list is here.

MORE button, or this one takes you to the WFMU site.

The site has a great play list lay-out with a spot for live listeners to send in pics and a place to comment or chat. There's also a huge archive of past shows, which you can listen to or download, in multiple formats.

Absolutely fabulous.

As I write, I'm listening to this for the first time. The third track from the August 18th show, "We've Got To Stop The Mosque At Ground Zero" by Trade Martin is intended as a cultural artifact, I think (I hope).

After a little research maybe Trade Martin wrote the song so that, that asshole (Alan Jackson) who wrote 'Where were you on 9/11?' couldn't, or wouldn't.

To spare us, you see...

The forth track is also a cultural artifact, and (I think) confirms my hypothesis above (Whisker Wetter Whiskey).

The stations 'about' section starts with,

"WFMU-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station broadcasting at 91.1 Mhz FM in Jersey City, NJ, right across the Hudson from lower Manhattan. It is currently the longest running freeform radio station in the United States."

"Ken" later pokes fun a the foofarah about the Mosque they're going to build "..on the site of an old Burlington Coat Factory warehouse..." in lower Manhattan.

All I can say is it looks like the Park51 Community Center is going to get built faster than the Freedom Towers development that was supposed to show those... Egyptians?

Ah, the good old days of radio - where the DJ spins the records they want to spin, and perhaps they spin a story, or a theme. Or perhaps the things they're doing just make us make one up, one that has nothing to do with what said DJ is doing what so ever...

..humans... what will they think of next?

This is worth adding,


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