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?
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


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
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.

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.

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

Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

The Divine Comedy
The Complete Banker
Bang Goes the Knighthood


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

Human Rocket
Something for Everybody

LCD Soundsystem
I Can Change
This Is Happening

New Young Pony Club
We Want To
The Optimist


Oleg Kostrow
Playing Marilyn Monroe
Lego for Four

Sloop John B
Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds

Guitar Vader
Bird Ship

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

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

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
Come On Feel the Illinoise

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

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.

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

Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

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


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

Dead Man

of Montreal
Disconnect the Dots
Satanic Panic in the Attic

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

Love and Do What You Will
White Magic

We Are Our Own Lies
The World's Not Bad

LCD Soundsystem
One Touch
This Is Happening


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

The Passenger
The Five Ghosts

The Flaming Lips
Watching the Planets

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

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.

Daisies of the Galaxy

Rilo Kiley
Under the Blacklight

Talking Heads
Television Man
Little Creatures

The Afterlife
See Mystery Lights

The Rosebuds
Border Guards
Life Like

Passion Pit
Little Secrets

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
Have One On Me

Emi Meyer

Supercell feat. Miku Hatsune

This Week's Magic Miku Moment

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.