Posts Tagged: WFMU

Goodbye To The Best Show, Which Was "The Best Show on WFMU"

A few years ago, I changed cable providers. While the procedure's been streamlined over the years to where it's relatively painless, a sadistic remnant still remains: The vague installation time window. So one day, AT&T asked me to stay home for a six-hour period on a weekday. Luckily, I'd just quit my job. I had plenty of time to spare.

Most of those early unemployed/"freelance" days took on a consistent pattern: Wake up, throw together a breakfast, sit in front of my computer for five hours trying to find work, grab a sandwich from the nearby bodega, sit online for another five hours, drink three beers, sleep. As any freelance [...]


WFMU to Maybe Kill Station Manager in Fundraiser (Watch Live!!??)

"For every $1000 we raise via our pledge site, through the mail, or over the phone at 800-989-9368 on December 8th, we’ll fill a giant balloon with helium and tie it to Ken’s lawn chair. If we’re successful with this cash bomb, WFMU will raise $180,000 in just one hour, Ken will lift off, and Jersey City will quickly become the new Roswell." (After the jump, due to autoplay!)


Proudly Fraudulent: An Interview With MoMA's First Poet Laureate, Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961) is an American poet. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb, teaches Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and is Senior Editor of PennSound. He hosted a weekly radio show at WFMU from 1995 until June 2010. He has published ten books of poetry, notably Fidget (2000), Soliloquy (2001) and Day (2003) and Goldsmith's American trilogy, The Weather (2005), Traffic (2007), and Sports, (2008). He is the author of a book of essays, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in a Digital Age (2011). As editor he published I’ll be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews (2004) and is the co-editor of Against [...]


When I'm Watching My TV And The Band Comes On To Tell Me How Delicious My Breakfast Cereal Can Be

Did you know that the Rolling Stones made a television commercial for Rice Krispies cereal in 1964? I did not. But thanks to WFMU's Twitter stream, I do now. And I'm glad for that. It was apparently co-written by Brian Jones. Also, it is Friday afternoon.