From Izzy Gauthier ’14
It’s finally that time of year! Get excited for WESU’s semi-annual Record Fair! Vendors will be coming from across the Northeast. Come to find the best of the best, and the treasures you’ve been looking for. There will be live DJs, food vendors, and plenty of WESU gear. Come support the station (and invite your friends). This event is free and open to the public.
If you have any questions feel free to email events[at]wesufm[dot]org
Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Place: Beckham Hall
From Mickey Capper ’13 Adam Isaacson ’13 WHATEVER YA’LL:
Packing is for losers!! So many seniors playing music TONIGHT at Eclectic cause they never will ever again! If you’re on campus, don’t miss it. If you’re off campus come back to campus for this show or you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. BRING YOUR PARENTS CUZ YOU LOVE THEM!!!
10:00 pm Elvis Presley
10:05 pm Protein Stains
10:30 pm Dr. Hackensack
10:50 pm Miami Heat
11:20 pm The Japanese
12:00 am Treasure Island
12:30 am Bamenda
12:45 am Perfecto
01:15 am Adrien Feat. William
01:30 am Tonsil Hockey
01:55 am Juke Wherry???
WITH SLOLIVIA DROPPING THE HOTTEST SLO SONGS ALL NIGHT LONG!!!
schedule subject to change so don’t even exist anywhere other than this show from 10pm-2am
If you can’t go at all try tuning in to WESU 88.1 fm. We might be live streaming?!? [Also always a source for great freeform radio! Donate today!]
Date: UNTIL THE END OF TIME
The Formidable Mickey Capper ’13 needs no snarky introduction:
The first ever WESU Radio Documentary Trolls special will air tonight on WESU Middletown 88.1fm and wesufm.org online. Join us for experiments in audio storytelling! Musical weapons on the subway! Roommate drama in the old folks home! More encounters between people, art, sounds, love, and each other. Don’t miss it!!!
Date: Tonight (tomorrow morning?) at midnight
Time: 12:00 a.m.
Place: WESU Middletown 88.1
DJ Nina G ’15 is looking to hear your crazy drinking story for her late-night Thursday WESU radio show:
The show is called Road Trip and has music and stories that fit a theme. The theme this week is drinking stories, and I’m sure you have some silly tales to share. Any stories that are related to alcohol will do. Email ngerona[at]wes to schedule a time sometime before Thursday to record.
P.S. All stories will be anonymous (unless you don’t want them to be).
Deadline: Any time before 2:00 a.m. this Thursday (or Friday morning if you rather). (Show airs 2:30-3:30 a.m.)
Place: My place or yours? Anywhere quiet enough for audio recording.
The disembodied telepresence of Tobias Butler ’13 (aka tobobo from the hub) rises again:
This friday at 5 Eastern, a subset of Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop Ensemble will be taking over (some of) the airwaves on WESU 88.1 Middletown’s Wild Wild Live hosted by Mickey Capper and Rachie Weisberg. We will be using the very same computers most of us use to write essays and browse Facebook to create evocative, evolving musical works.
This will be no ordinary radio broadcast—a little over halfway through, you’ll be invited to visit http://t.obi.as/ using Google Chrome on your own computer to participate in a composition that will involve your personal machine as one voice in a potentially worldwide laptop choir. There will be a few guerrilla performances around the Wesleyan campus and in Middletown where many computers will be participating simultaneously—so grab your friends and laptops and go to a public place where you can sit and listen for a bit.
Virgil Taylor ’15 sends word from the land of free-form:
If you happened to stroll through Usdan during lunchtime for the past couple of days, you may have spied a few cooler-than-average kids sitting nonchalantly behind a table decked in a WESU banner and some super renegade t-shirts and other merch. But if you missed them, fear not! They will return one final time, tomorrow from 11 – 2, selling shirts, hats, and stickers, all at a special student price. Don’t miss out!
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: Usdan Lobby
Cost: $10-15 for shirts ‘n’ hats, $1 for stickers
Mickey Capper ’13 reminded me to post about this. Here’s the blurb from the official Facebook page for this event:
Born and raised in San Francisco—the home of the Grateful Dead—Professor of Music Graeme M. Boone attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Universite de Paris, and Harvard University, where he taught before joining the faculty at Ohio State. Following an overview of the band’s early history and style, Dr. Boone’s talk includes the showing of a “mandala movie” which helps elucidate the Dead’s open-ended song “Dark Star,” conveying a holistic, organic analysis of the tune, and incorporating every salient element in the extended, psychedelically evocative improvisations of its first 150 recorded performances.
With lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia, “Dark Star” can cover a broad spectrum of moods and musical ideas—incorporating anything from R&B cover songs to outer-space apocalypse—but the attentive listener can also hear lines of force binding the jams together: structuring devices, strategies, and trajectories that direct each improvisation and also serve as fundamental guideposts. An animated movie with changing colors and annotations follows two specific performances of the song, recorded in London on 4/8/72 and 5/23/72 during the band’s European tour that spring (the original 16-track analog tapes of the entire Europe ’72 tour were remixed, mastered in HDCD format, and released by the band in 2011).
Avery Trufelman ’13 beams in:
WESU wants you! WESU is planning a good old fashioned live show to feature student radio plays, riddles, puns, limericks, sound effects, voices, and a panel of judges and a selection of guests. A planning meeting will be taking place this Tuesday at 4 p.m. at WESU, conveniently located on the second floor of 45 Broad Street above Broad Street Books. If you’re interested in getting involved in planning the show or contributing in any way (production, writing, performing, etc.), come help out! No radio experience required. If you can’t be in attendance at the meeting but would still like to be involved, email Adam for more information.
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: WESU (45 Broad Street, Floor 2 — above Broad Street Books)
Cost: Your soul.
From Rachie Weisberg ’15:
See you there!