WFMU, One of our favorite radio stations will be starting their annual fun drive next week. For those of you who are unaware, WFMU is a free form, listener sponsored radio station which has been very supportive of GBP-O related projects over the years. On Brian Turner’s stellar and intriguing…
Brian Turner will be giving away a G.G. Allin bobblehead doll, a Justin Bieber singing toothbrush, a Genesis Breyer P-Orridge pre-worn “Stop Looking at my Tits” tube top, and more prizes that you want from 3-6pmET this afternoon on WFMU’s Brian Turner Show.
Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m. 1 – Autobahn (1974) Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 p.m. 2 – Radio-Activity (1975) Thursday, April 12, 8:30 p.m. 3 – Trans Europe Express (1977) Friday, April 13, 10:00 p.m. 4 – The Man-Machine (1978) Saturday April 14, 8:30 p.m. 5 – Computer World (1981) Sunday, April 15, 8:30 p.m. 6 – Techno Pop (1986) Monday, April 16, 8:30 p.m. 7 – The Mix (1991) Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 p.m. 8 – Tour de France (2003)
Tickets are $25.00 and will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 22, at 12:00 p.m., only at MoMAKraftwerkTickets.showclix.com.
WFMU’s musical cookbook, “To Serve Man,” features 96-pages of full-color culinary secrets from your favorite DJs. We’re talking breakfast, snacks, appetizers, drinks, main courses, and desserts! Omnivores, vegetarians, carnivores, alcoholics, and freegans, we’ve got you covered!
Each recipe is paired with a musical selection on two delicious (but non-edible) audio CDs.
Originally released in 2006, To Serve Man is available during the 2012 fundraising marathon (now thru March 4th) in our Prize Warehouse.
Lessazo’s Soleil d’hiver is a collaboration between fifteen musicians from France and fifteen musicians from Mali. There’s no shortage of unique voices and instruments, but this is no jam session — it’s an artfully crafted double album.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is a title worth? If the story that proceeds is any indicator, a title is worth over 6700 words and months of research. It all began Friday when the New York Times published an article “How Companies Learn Your Secrets“. It was an extremely long article which discussed how large companies like WalMart and Target collect data about your individual consumption patters to figure out how to most efficiently make you happy. It was a great piece but there was one problem: it didn’t have the title it deserved.
The original title was “How Companies Learn Your Secrets”. Kashmir Hill, a writer at Forbes, realized this and quickly developed a condensed version of the article with a far more powerful title: “How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did“. It cut out the crap and got to the real shocker of the story. As of the writing of this story, the New York Times article has 60 likes and shares on Facebook versus 12,902 which the Forbes article has. The Forbes article also has a mind boggling 680,000 page views, a number that can literally make a writer’s career.
Forbes did some journalism this weekend.
First, we need to cut those page views in half, since the article, like all Forbes articles, is spread out over two pages and with no single page option.
Then we need to murder anyone who would allow copying an article (I’m not accusing her of plagiarism, but the linkbait title and bare-bones recounting of a longer article is bullshit) to count as a positive for anyone.
This year’s WFMU fund-raising marathon starts February 20th, and as an enticement, the station’s d.j. Michael Shelley has created a special tribute album in which contemporary rock and pop artists cover their favorite Top 40 hits from the seventies. All songs were recorded for the compilation only. It’s not available in stores, physical or digital. The only way to get it is to make a pledge to the station.
Click to listen to Yo La Tengo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light.” For three more exclusive previews, Ben Greenman’s take on each, and the full album list: http://nyr.kr/y6gbq8