Sunday, April 24, 2011

Some Kind of Treat for All Ages

Bunny's got a gun.Just because all of us actual, breathing DJs have been thrown off the air in favor of an increasingly sad auto-rock, doesn't mean that we can't continue to have our timeless holiday traditions around here. And so, on that note, we once again proudly present our classic tale of the greatest Easter vermin of them all:

...tequila.

And by "timeless holiday tradition", I of course mean "growing increasingly dated every year that I trot this out".

(You see, kids, back in the early naughts, Mariah Carey... oh, nevermind.)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

#417: See you space cowboy. (w/ guest host Tsubaki Nekoi)

And after many years (for some, well over a decade, even two) of keeping this station on the air, we get blown off with a three-line form letter. This, my friends, is the very definition of "chickenshit".

Feel free to write in to the University of Scranton with your complaints about the elimination of weekend programming to satisfy a station manager's personal grudge:

Board of Trustees
c/o The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510

Note that I'm pretty much done here, regardless. Eight years of wasting my Saturdays on what can only be described as an abusive relationship is enough for me. But please go ahead and make your opinions known for those like T. O'Hearn and Roman Grecco, who wish to continue fighting the good fight.

Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Stay tuned to this blog for a new web-based audio entertainment product in the weeks to come. 'Cause I paid $10 for this domain name, and dammit, I'm gonna use it! Besides, who actually listens to the radio anymore?
ArtistTitleAlbumCommentsNew?
Justin Beiber
U Smile (Slowed down 800x)
From the Interwebs


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Tank! (Live @ Shibuya AX)
Cowboy Bebop CD Box


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
The Real Folk Blues (Live @ Shibuya AX
Cowboy Bebop CD Box



Kid Icarus
A Good Place to End
Imaginary Songs & Aluminum Hits

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Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Blue
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
You're gonna carry that weight.


And now, our Roman Grecco Theme Continuation Moment, continuing the theme of "Radio" heard today on the Grecian Formula, which airs... oh, right, it doesn't air anymore. Nevermind! This is Swedish band The Drowners, with a song from their album Muted to a Whisper, an excellent disc that I found in the garbage can in the management office many years ago, which goes to show you how long this place has been going downhill.

This song is called "On the Radio", and, well, it would have required a lot of editing if I actually did have to play it on the air, so maybe this is for the best:

What did we learn on today's programme?
  • Despite all evidence to the contrary, Kid Icarus is actually a Minneapolis-based band.
  • Reading all of these host names will give one laryngitis for a month.
  • Speaking of which, I should have asked Conan to lend me the Bugatti Veyron Mouse for this show.
  • Going out with all of your proverbial guns a-blazing on the air may not be the most productive thing in the world to do, but damn does it feel good.
Bang.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Frequency Demodulation

The WUSR Transmitter
On this week's episode, Electroman strikes again, taking the WUSR transmitter (what's left of it) off the air until somebody can drive up to the top of Bald Mtn. to switch it back on! (SPOILER ALERT: ain't gonna happen.)

Tune in next week, as we kick off our annual "Welcome Freshmen" show a full week after the freshman have moved in, causing it to make no sense whatsoever! Either that, or the station will be on fire. The fire is looking more likely right now, actually.

And now, as is tradition here on the blog, it's time for a special web-only edition of the Magic Miku Moment, in which we feature the musical stylings of Miku Hatsune, Japan's computer-generated vocal diva, and author of the new book "Self-healing through MTBI"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

#416: of Parking Meter Futility (w/ guest host Some Allegedly-cute Abandoned Duckling Your Aunt Bertha Found on Facebook)

Maybe if Scranton stopped tyring to milk every last quarter they could get out of people who work in the city, more businesses would actually locate in the city, instead of in the boroughs or other regions entirely. Just a thought.

ArtistTitleAlbumCommentsNew?
Joel Martin Kohn
Jazz Concepts with Buckminister Fuller
Good Radio / Bad Radio (Irwin's 2005 WFMU Marathon premium)


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Tank!
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack


The Divine Comedy
The Complete Banker
Bang Goes the Knighthood

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Mates of State
Second-Hand News
Crushes: The Covers Mixtape

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DEVO
Human Rocket
Something for Everybody

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LCD Soundsystem
I Can Change
This Is Happening

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New Young Pony Club
We Want To
The Optimist


Twink
Catnip
Twink


Oleg Kostrow
Playing Marilyn Monroe
Lego for Four


tinypixel
Sloop John B
Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds


Guitar Vader
Bird Ship
Dawn



Pops McGonigle: Driving in the Slow Lane (encore presentation)



Basement Jaxx
Good Luck
Kish Kash



Ed Shepp
Pumpkin Cake Recipe
Images of Rapture from the Boggle Woggle


GLaDOS and Jonathan Coulton
Still Alive
The Orange Box: Original Soundtrack


The Fiery Furnaces
Cut the Cake
I'm Going Away


Wilco
You and I
Wilco (the Album)


Yoko Ono with the Polyphonic Spree
You and I
Yes, I'm a Witch


Silver Apples
You and I
Silver Apples


Tilly and the Wall
You and I Misbehaving
Wild Like Children


Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Singing a Song
Adventures in Middle America, Volume 2


Yo La Tengo
Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass


Viva
Moons of Jupiter
Electric Cabaret Volume One & Volume Two


Tom Waits
Get Behind the Mule
Glitter & Doom Live



Talking Heads
I Zimbra
Fear of Music
Roman Grecco Theme Continuation Moment

Robyn Hitchcock
The Devil's Radio
Moss Elixir


Laura Veirs
Sun is King
July Flame


Jim White
Static on the Radio
Drill a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me What You See


Sufjan Stevens
Chicago
Come On Feel the Illinoise


Eels
Railroad Man
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations


Elvis Costello
Down Among the Wines and Spirits
Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane


Guided By Voices
Sons of Apollo
Half-Smiles of the Decomposed


Joanna Newsom
In California
Have One on Me

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Forty Fort
Forty Fort


Frank Black
I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh)
Fast Man, Raider Man



Randy Newman
Laugh and Be Happy
Harps and Angels


What did we learn on today's programme?
  • Always sip your sake
  • Stay away from sushi wrapped in Pop Tarts
  • When you see an ampersand, it means profanity.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

#415: We're not recovering from the Bush debacle fast enough, let's just vote ourselves back into the stone age! (w/ guest host Nell (and cat Pepper))

And I assume that once the Republicans start forcing rape victims to bear their attackers' children, the next step will be to stone them to death after giving birth, for having sex without being married to the person. But nevermind that, it's that scary big government Obamacare socialism secret Muslim agenda with no birth cirtificate that's really going to bring this country down!!!!1111one

Why the hell did we ever let those states back into the union? Anybody know? Any chance we can still give Texas back to Mexico? They don't want it, either? Well, damn. What if we throw in U... nah, nobody wants Utah.

ArtistTitleAlbumCommentsNew?
The WUSR Jupiter Theatre of the Air
Electroman Episode 1: Electroman Meets Panelman
The very worst of WUSR


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Tank!
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack


Mates of State
Long Way Home
Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)

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Steve Burns
Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues
Steve Burns Live at the Casbah 7-27-2004


The Sw!ms
Take the Monorail
Sw!ms EP


The Young Fresh Fellows
Lamp Industries
I Think This Is


Self
Dead Man
Gizmodgery


of Montreal
Disconnect the Dots
Satanic Panic in the Attic


DEVO
Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)
Something for Everybody

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ceo
Love and Do What You Will
White Magic

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Smoosh
We Are Our Own Lies
The World's Not Bad

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LCD Soundsystem
One Touch
This Is Happening

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Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
(It Must Be) Somebody's Birthday
Adventures in Middle America, Volume 2


They Might Be Giants
Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
They Might Be Giants


The Fiery Furnaces
Chief Inspector Blancheflower
Blueberry Boat


The Like
I Can See It In Your Eyes
Release Me

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Stars
The Passenger
The Five Ghosts

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The Flaming Lips
Watching the Planets
Embryonic


The Apples in Stereo
Dream About the Future
Travellers in Space and Time

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The Syrup
Love is Sad
The Syrup Best


Shuggie Otis
Strawberry Letter 23
Inspiration Information



Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Military Open Mic Night (Christian Terror)
Adventures in Middle America, Volume 2
Since I was finally able to score a copy of this after, like, five years, I might as well play another track.

Eels
Flyswatter
Daisies of the Galaxy


Rilo Kiley
Dreamworld
Under the Blacklight


Talking Heads
Television Man
Little Creatures


YACHT
The Afterlife
See Mystery Lights


The Rosebuds
Border Guards
Life Like


Passion Pit
Little Secrets
Manners



Kaki King
Can Anyone Who has Heard This Music Really Be a Bad Person?
Dreaming of Revenge
Roman Grecco Theme Continuation

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
St. Mary's Proctor
Forty Fort


Joanna Newsom
Occident
Have One On Me

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Emi Meyer
Kaigara
Passport


Supercell feat. Miku Hatsune
Melt

This Week's Magic Miku Moment

Wilco
Bull Black Nova
Wilco (the Album)


Sonic Youth
I Love You Golden Blue
Sonic Nurse


Yo La Tengo
Spec Bebop
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One


Lali Puna
Faking the Books
Faking the Books



Tom Waits
Long Way Home
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards


What did we learn on today's programme?
  • College radio DJs sound absolutely pathetic when attempting to impersonate a cat.
  • Real cats never perform on cue.
  • People who attempt to rob the drive-thru at Wendy's are really, really stupid.
  • The Tea Party is full of people who attempt to rob the drive-thru at Wendy's.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dead Air Disco

WUSR Power Conditioner
This is the power conditioner located in the lobby of the WUSR studios. It stabilizes incoming power before sending it off to our sensitive, and extremely expensive broadcasting equipment. Note that should this conditioner lose power for whatever reason, it will be a minimum of several hours before the station can be brought back on the air. But no worries. As long as that little green light remains lit, everything is just peachy-keen in WUSR-land.

Wait, what do you mean the light isn't on?

Darkened studio
Well, damn.

Anyway, here's another special online-only edition of the Magic Miku Moment, in which we feature the musical stylings of Japanese computer-generated vocal diva, and now V8 spokesperson, Miku Hatsune:



Next week: everybody gripes about how Catholic Charismatics don't know how to park! Be there!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

#414: Eviction Notice (w/ guest host Los Angeles County Inmate #2409752)

In which all of the WUSR DJs who actually show up for their programs are officially told that they're being kicked out in favor of more student programs. You know, the ones that come in for three weeks, then are never seen again. Because they shouldn't have any problem at all filling in the Saturday time slots! I mean, look at 6 and 8 PM: Those time slots have only been open since... ohhhh... 2003. So no worries. Hooray for power trips!

Today's episode is brought to you by the all-new Blue Bear Grille and Tavern! Now featuring the words "Grille" and "Tavern" in its name! Tavern, that's a classy word right there. And that's a genuine 'e' in "grille", accept no substitut…ôs. That's the Blue Bear Grille and Tavern, still conveniently located in South Side, next to the shady Mexican restaurant, across the street from where someone left an old sofa on the curb!

ArtistTitleAlbumCommentsNew?
Holger Hiller
Fresh Young Girls in Commercials



Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Tank!
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack


LCD Soundsystem
Home
This Is Happening

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Smoosh
Aaarplane Song
The World's Not Bad (I'm just gonna stick with this title)

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The Eames Era
Fake DoGooders
Heroes & Sheroes


Bat For Lashes
Moon and Moon
Two Suns


Sean Lennon
On Again, Off Again
Friendly Fire


The Fiery Furnaces
My Egyptian Grammar
Widow City


Stars
He Dreams He's Awake
The Five Ghosts

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St. Vincent
The Neighbors
Actor


marble
Mebae Drive
Hidamari Sketch Season 1 opening theme single


I'm From Barcelona (feat Loney, Dear)
This Boy
Let Me Introduce My Friends
These two songs are irrevocably linked in my mind now.


ceo
No Mercy
White Magic

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Pops McGonigle: Driving in the Slow Lane (encore presentation)



of Montreal
Art Snob Solutions
The Sunlandic Twins (Bonus EP)


The Apples in Stereo
Nobody But You
Travellers in Space and Time

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New Young Pony Club
Chaos
The Optimist


Caribou
Bowls
Swim


Stereo Total
Barbe à Papa
Baby Ouh!

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The xx
Heart Skipped a Beat
xx



The Sw!ms
Busload of Art Students Forced to Watch Hollow Man
Welcome to the Back of Beyond


Joanna Newsom
'81
Have One On Me

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Lucky Stiffs
If It Weren't For Drugs
Lucky Stiffs 2


Jim's Big Ego
Pascagoula Pawn and Gun
free*


Johnny Cash
Sam Hall
American IV: The Man Comes Around


Tom Waits
Step Right Up
Small Change


Jenny Lewis (feat. Elvis Costello)
Carpetbaggers
Acid Tongue


They Might Be Giants
Experimental Film
The Spine



Art Brut
Summer Job
Art Brut vs. Satan
Roman Grecco Theme Continuation

Cub
Summer Samba
Betti-Cola


The Snow Fairies
Summer in Japan
Feel You Up


Kalmaria feat. Miku Hatsune
Summer Days
Sugar Particle
This week's Magic Miku Moment

The Chris Stamey Experience
The Summer Sun
A Question of Temperature


YACHT
Summer Song
See Mystery Lights


The Smurfs
Smurfin' Summertime
Best of Friends



DEVO
March On
Something For Everybody

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What did we learn on today's programme?
  • Bears cannot drive, despite what the Clerks animated series claims.
  • It apparently takes a judge to determine that cheerleading isn't a sport now.