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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Explorers Room Tonight! 7-10



Explorers Room starts in 40 minutes! See you there, I hope!

EXPLORE

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tonight on Explorers Room: The Women of Exotica


Tonight on Explorers Room: Mythology, Ethnomusicology, Wordlessness and Disembodiment–The Women of Exotica.  Tune in for all the wordless vocalise and unworldly sounds of Yma Sumac, Miriam Burton, Elizabeth Waldo, and others less-heralded but only slightly less exquisite.  I'm looking forward to this one, friends.  I hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Marathaan Week 2: Beat Back the Hell of Hegemony by Supporting WFMU, the Station of Pure Resistance


Tonight! The final week of WFMU's fundraising marathon, the second and last Explorers Room marathon show of the year.  If it is at all possible for you, do your part–no matter how small–to maintain the existence of this good thing, this freeform radio empire, this island of resistance, difference, and independence in a boiling ocean of commodification and mediocrity. 

Please tune in, jump in the comments, express solidarity, and toss us some fliff. If you donate $20 or more, you're eligible to win prizes (see the graphic above to get a sense of the excellence we're giving away tonight), or $75-and-up to win prizes PLUS my DJ Premium prize (see below): a special mix made just for the marathon entitled The Fabricated Wilderness, a collection of the most immersive, artificial, outrageous, or sublime exotica bird calls, seascapes, and jungles.

To pledge to my show specifically (it all goes to WFMU in the end, but a donation to my show makes you eligible for tonight's prizes, and makes me look like I'm pulling my weight), go here.  Donate, then click the plus sign.  Like so:


Please help support free radio.  Nothing could be more true, nothing could be more right, than helping WFMU stay afloat: it is a revolution, a utopia, a model of what a functioning society should foster. See you tonight for some intense Marathaan jams!

T O N I G H T 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tonight on Explorers Room: WFMU Marathaan Week One! Tune in for Prizes and Lofty Rhetoric


 It's the time of year when WFMU, the listener-supported, independent community radio station and longest-running freeform radio station in the U.S.–a station which airs no ads and accepts no corporate underwriting–does that thing that must be done, that noble herculean task of raising a year's worth of money to keep a station afloat by appealing to its listeners.  It's Marathaan Time, Week One.

Please tune in for Explorers Room's first-ever marathon show, and donate $20 or more to win prizes (see the graphic below to get a sense of what we're giving away tonight), or $75 and up to win prizes PLUS my DJ Premium prize, a special mix made just for the marathon entitled The Fabricated Wilderness, a collection of the most immersive, artificial, outrageous, or sublime exotica bird calls, seascapes, and jungles.

To pledge to my show specifically (it all goes to WFMU in the end, but a donation to my show makes you eligible for prizes and makes me look like I can pull my weight), go here.  Donate, then click the plus sign.  Like so:


Please help support free radio.  Nothing could be more true, nothing could be more right, than helping WFMU stay afloat: it is a revolution, a utopia, a model of what a functioning society should foster. See you tonight for some intense Marathaan jams!

T O N I G H T


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Girl Groups! (with special guest-explorer) 7-10


Tonight in the Explorers Room we are joined by special guest-explorer Julia Sull as together we set forth on a thrilling investigation into the themes and sounds, texts and metanarratives, of the girl group musical diaspora, from literal manifestations of patriarchal ideology to non-verbal expressions of female desire and liberation. Girl groups shoop and the subaltern speaks. Some of the most fun and fascinating recorded music of all time. Doo-lang doo-lang, doo lang.