2002 WTJU Rock Marathon
2002 WTJU 91.1
Fri, Feb 22
Sat, Feb 23
Sun, Feb 24
Mon, Feb 25
Tues, Feb 26
Wed, Feb 27
Thur, Feb 28
Fri, Mar 1
This week is for you, to thank you for listening to the station and supporting it every year; it's for the DJs at WTJU, to thank them for volunteering their time and energy so enthusiastically; but ultimately this week is for the station itself--as always, we will be taking pledges and requests throughout the week, and we hope you'll call in. Without the support of the community, WTJU can't hope to maintain its high-quality, free-form programming.
We offer up for your perusal a creative mix of shows devoted to old favorites, new artists, and interesting themes, and even a mini-series on cities of indie rock. There will be two nights of music at Tokyo Rose to kick things off on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st, and Ostinato will play an in-studio show on the last day of the marathon, Friday, March 1st.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank those without whom putting together this marathon would not have been possible; the bands: Ostinato, Bats and Mice, The Rah Bras, Audio Explorations, True Love Always, Skywave, Grandbanks?and Sarah White, Steve Ingram and Gate Pratt for contributing their talent and support?.to Danny Shea for designing this year's t-shirt?to Michelle and Josh for making sure we had the goods to give, to Andy Miller and Jessica Wenger for coming through week after week, to Brandy Savarese for getting us started with this rock director thing, and most of all to Uncle Chuck for having the answers before we'd even thought of the questions.
Tune in, drop by, and have fun!
Ginny Barrett and Sarah Hinger, rock directors
The 2002 Rock Marathon begins with a classic WTJU band: Sonic Youth. Tune in to hear essentials and rarities, as well as trivia about the band and the members for one of the most influential bands of the past twenty years.
Reggae Vibes Meets Zion Gate Inna SOUNDCLASH!
Goldfinger and Jah T
It's a One Drop Jump Up with the twin Sound Systems of Goldfinger and Jah T Jr. competing for your pledges of support for over twenty years of Roots Music inna di Piedmont! A Generation of Pure Niceness amplified by 91.1 FM. 'Nuff Watts! A positive... Boom Shot!
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Why travel all the way to your nearest NFL game just to hear a few measly bars of "Waiting Room" when you can enjoy the unerring craftsmanship of D.C.'s finest without the distraction of emotional attachment to the whereabouts of a swollen bean? Featuring cuts from all eight of Fugazi's albums (or seven if you're a purist, and I know you are) as well as live material.
Alternative Latin 101
Take this entry-level two-hour course to find out why Latin is certainly no dead language. Featuring Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Enanitos Verdes, Cafe Tacuba, King Chango, and more.
Caught by the Fuzz
Ahh the rich creamy tone of fuzz, the tastefully textured stucco spackled over the chicken-wire foundation of 60's garage. But what if the desire to ruin the clear, respectable tones of properly amplified guitar had never come to fruition? Perhaps the whole singer-songwriter crisis could have been averted, but then again, an alternate universe without that barely audible "click" in the chorus of "Satisfaction" when Keith's guitar shifts into overdrive might just be a little too safe.
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
Has Mark E. Smith lost his mind or have you finally found yours? Organic, rough-edged pop riffs repeated for minutes over a din of noise and dance and rockabilly and punk, all with Smith's slurred ranting fueling the -----. From 1979 to the present, influencing too many, annoying too many, condemning too many, The Fall deserves your ear, if only to show you what's the big deal.
the political dissidents--those who aren't afraid to mention things that make you go hmmmm...public enemy to minor threat...bikini kill to yves montand...dead prez to page 99...a big thank you to the kids who rip the gag off.
Longer pieces of music into the night and morning... Ambient explorations, mournful dirges, inspired visions, and experimental journeys--each piece over 20 minutes long. Hear some of these longer works rarely heard on the radio and discover what artists can do with creativity and freedom from "normal" song time constraints.
The Swamp Dogg, PhD, DDT, VD, BS, RFD
Dave "Prof Bebop" Rogers
Composer, performer, social conscience, and joker Swamp Dogg is a model of unflagging energy and creativity. He has written and performed a body of music from soul and blues to country and calypso and he laid the foundation for "Soul-blues," today's most vibrant and enduring genre of soul music. Join Prof. Bebop for 3 hours of music and comments from the Dogg himself.
Willy Fest 2002
David Eisenman, Matt Combs, and Michael Stock
No Nelson here... just a celebration of the 29-year musical journey of singer/songwriter Willy Deville and his band, Mink Deville. From his 1973 debut to his latest release from 2000... soulful crooning, pulse-pounding hard-driving rock, to a wonderful blend of Latin 'n' old-fashioned R&B that takes you from the backstreets of NYC to the banks of the Big Easy. With your hosts David Eisenman, Matt Combs, and Michael Stock
Let it Rock (The Grateful Dead)
Bill Tetzeli, Chris Munson, Tom Lawless, and Hal Strong
Yes indeed, contrary to popular opinion, the Grateful Dead can Rock. No
hablamos espanol, nous ne parlons patois -- the Dead are pure AMERICAN Rock and Roll!!! So wave that flag and tune in Saturday at 12 for the WTJU 2002 Rock Marathon edition of Sunshine Daydream.
Pub Rock Power Play
You know 'em and love 'em: Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello. They shared labels, songs, production, and probably a whole lot of other stuff we don't want to know about. Join Mike Stock & Matt Combs for Pub Rock Power Play. Don't be left in the penalty box.
Television - Marqee Moon
From the toilets at CBGB's and the general seediness of the Lower East Side circa 1975 crawled the band Television, spearheaded by the blistering twin guitar pyrotechnics of Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd. Only three albums, but they're all good. The most elegant of the American punk groups, Television laid it down like the Venus de Milo in leather and drove their Cadillac around underneath that marquee moon. Let the guitars make it all just a little bit better.
Eau de Cologne
Better late than never: an overview of the thriving minimal-techno scene from Cologne (Koln) Germany. Sounds and the spaces between them... booty music from the safety of your armchair. Artists include Thomas Brinkmann, Jorg Burger, Mike Ink, and more.
Yo La Tengo
The best band to come out of New Jersey ever, and that's including Bon Jovi and E Street. A brief history of popular music as interpreted by three geeks with much love. With Barnaby and Decora.
Prince Paul produces this... and it's a Fly One
Don and Dan
The greatest producer in all of hip-hop is still inventively deconstructing sound with the Handsome Boy Modeling School and his own solo releases. From Stetsasonic to De La Soul to Queen Latifah, WTJU presents two hours of the best soundclips from one of popular music's most creative visionaries. Dan Poarch and Don Harrison tell you who really gave birth to the Soul Children.
Bounty Killer: I am who I am
Log on to this special edition of Zion Gate as Jah T Jr. catalogues Jamaica's #1 and most versatile recording artist through his work in reggae, roots, hip-hop, and of course hardcore dancehall music. Find out why Killer is the real "Top-A-Top" in dancehalls worldwide.
Strange Charm - The Music of Gary Numan
There is more to this man than what he made "in his car." With 19 studio albums under his belt Mr. Numan has proved to be one of the only "80's" artists to survive the title and become a respected musician in modern times
My Bloody Valentine
What's the story behind the name? Are they truly gone for good? What ever happened to Kevin Shields? MBV's history has been marked by such cosmic questions. From noisy
guitars to haunting vocals, Sarah unlocks the music behind the mystery.
The Rock 'n' Roll in Jazz & Blues
Showcase jazz & blues treatments of rock song classics, featuring such artists as Michael Wolff, Patricia Barber, Jimmy Smith, and Etta James.
The Beatles Show
Don and Dan
Please don't touch Ringo's drums. THEY LOOM LARGE IN HIS LEGEND. Our annual retrospective to the greatest band of all time will, of course, include some special tributes to late great Quiet Beatle.
Song and Dance Man
Jeff Fallis and Don Harrison
Join Don and Jeff for 3 hours of prime Zimmy. Hop onto the magic swirling ship, strip your senses, feel the ghost of electricity howl in the bones of your face. We'll ramble from Dinkytown to Greenwich Village to the Manchester Free Trade Hall to Big Pink to Nashville to the Rolling Thunder Revue to the era when that slow train was coming to the Never-Ending Tour and beyond. Dust off your houndstooth suit and comb that pencil-thin mustache, because Dylan is America's greatest living songwriter and so, so much more.
"if you are feeling more machine than human
this is the time to be derailed.
train track click clack gets old fast.
should it all become white noise
from 'time to be derailed' by jane frances.
a rock show devoted to trains
for jane, and all of us who have a thing for trains.
The missing link between punk and goth and dance and art up your butt, as recommended by a new generation of angular kids in stovepipe pants. Everybody loves a history.
Labels like K, Kill Rock Stars, Punk In My Vitamins. Bands like Beat Happening, Unwound, Bratmobile. Sounds like a car crash and feels like puppy love. Look around!
The Meanest Jukebox in Town
Radio Wowsville is acting single and drinking doubles at the Meanest Jukebox in town. Park your riding lawnmower in back and join tour guides Lefty Frizell, Hank Thompson, George Jones, Charlie Rich, Hank Snow, Skeeter Davis, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Gram Parsons and (sniff, god love him) Johnny Paycheck for a drink that is anything but watered-down. Gracious tips for community radio are mandatory or you may not make it out of the honkytonk alive. With Tyler "Harv" Magill and Don "Clem" Harrison.
In the early 1900's, New York gang warfare was prevalent?and so thus many kidnappings. A common torture element was to hold a man down and take a hammer to one of his testicles... yeah...ouch! Well, actually this has nothing to do with music, nor does this have to do with metal?it just sounds painful and full of malice. Past and present of your favorite metal-kings...that's a MAN OF WAR reference numbskull.
If you're still up at this hour, it's because you want to be. And this show will keep you awake. We'll take off with The Blasters and keep the beat 'til dawn with a fun and eclectic fusion of roots-rock and Americana from Link Wray to The Riptones. Put on your bowling shirt, grab your favorite beverage and rock out with some American Music, right from the USA - and WTJU.
My Three Songs
Enjoy Classic Rock music while identifying the lyrics, titles, or concepts that relate certain songs.
"Heaven Knows We Were Miserable Then..."
Jeff Oishi and Allyson Polak
From A-Ha to Z, the story of growing up downtrodden (or, at least believing your upper middle class existence somehow counted as downtrodden) in the 1980's. Before kids had role models like Britney Spears, they had to make do with gloomy men wearing lipstick and pale-skinned women without any. Tune in and remember why you were cooler than the rest of the kids at school.
Natural History Note (Marathon Edition)
Rawkus Records from the first color twelve-inch sleeve to present day.
Out of the midwest?Low...Stars of the Lid...Loscil...Windy and Carl. The Chicago Sound of electro minimalism and droning fuzz wash us clean of all our sins. Brought to you by Patrick.
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Robyn on Robyn
Do you often dream of trains? Then put on your railway shoes and enjoy a Raymond Chandler Evening with the uncorrected personality traits of the Prince of Cones. REM and Captain Sensible liked him; you will, too. Robyn (no relation) brings you all the Robyn Hitchcock she can find, from Black Snake Diamond Role to Jewels for Sophia. Thoth and the Egyptians help out.
Au'revoir Pee Wee
Songs in French or songs by the French. From Edith Piaf to Stereolab, Miss Clavel entreats you to request your favorite French songs. Find out why Simone left Pee Wee for Paris...let's talk about your big but...
Natural History Note (Marathon Edition)
Arlington (Teenbeat vs. Simple Machines)
Andy and Alison
Volleys from all sides over control of the Arlington, VA pop and rock scene. Mark Robinson (Unrest, Air Miami, Flin Flon, etc.), Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson (Geek, Tsunami, Liquorice, Grenadine) helped make stars out of Versus, Blast Off Country Style, True Love Always, HollAnd, Ida, etc. etc. etc. From Wakefield to the Working Holidays, come celebrate homemade bliss with foes Alison and Andy. (I guess it's not really a war.)
No Girl So Sweet: PJ Harvey
PJ does punk; PJ does pop; PJ does raw and romantic. Join Ginny for two hours with the rock goddess of year.
Songs about and for Robots
Songs by robots, songs about robots, and songs for robots. 80s synth madness, electronic indie pop, and some acoustic cries regarding the human condition. Because that's what robots listen to. Seriously.
A Korean hip-hop showcase, featuring the best of bilingual rap group Drunken Tiger, their frequent collaborators CB MASS, and a few songs from others. I might just have to break out H.O.T.'s 'Korean Pride,' after all.
An epic journey through a collection of artists who preferred the twinkle of their distortion pedals over the faces of their fans. Focusing on atmospheric bands like Slowdive, Ride, and Lush along with the heavier edge of Adorable, Catherine Wheel, and My Bloody Valentine; plus an attempt to trace the roots of the genre back towards the Anti-pop of the Jesus and Mary Chain's early discography using a 1986 Washington Post article to guide our trip.
T-bone Burnett: The Wild Truth
Among other things, T-Bone has put out several albums of solo work, played guitar and toured with Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, and produced sessions with Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, Tonio K., Sam Phillips, the Bodeans and Marshall Crenshaw. Join Charles Peale for three power packed hours of humorous psychodramas and tender love songs, great music and some surprises, and find out how Roy Orbison, Bruce Cockburn, and Counting Crows fit into this prolific and distinctive musician's swirling personal odyssey.
A Modern Love Tutorial
A lesson in love from the original sensitive man, Johnathan Richman. Your ice cream man wants to remind you that you like it soft and sweet.
The Low Show
The spaces between the notes in rock music can be as important as what's being played, and nobody makes silence resonate more profoundly than Low. Find out why they're one of the underground's most beloved bands with Dominic. Bring a blanket or someone to cuddle with.
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It's a Wonderful Life: The Genius of Sparklehorse
Mark Linkous lives in Bremo Bluff, Virginia and records music in his barn. He just might be a genius. We'll make the case for Virginia's finest, with two hours of prime Horse. We'll play his great duets with Tom Waits and P.J. Harvey as well as rare b-sides, stirring album tracks and his outside productions (like Denali). Don Harrison and the Radio Wowsville crew wear their rooster's blood proudly and unlink the goods on the mighty Linkous.
Camper van Beethoven is Dead
Scott Clark & Robyn Kells
The band that brought you bowling skinheads, moonbound Lassie, strange fiddling, interstellar hoedowns, and scary songs about Utah. Scott and Robyn play all their favorite fruit, strange and obscure cover tunes included. Explore the twisted funny genius of Camper van Beethoven from the beginning to the end, plus side efforts and solo albums.
The Golden Triangle: Chapel Hill Indie Rock
College kids and rock and roll is about all I know of the heart of North Carolina. Maybe Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Polvo, and 100 other equally smart bands, past and present, can explain it to you a little better. Pop, punk, art-rock, alt-country, blah blah blah.
grrls up front--homage to the womyn who made being 14 bearable.
Erupting out of LaLa Land with a damaging ferocity and heartbreaking distopia, X was a defining band of early eighties punk. With disconcerting harmonic duets, slashing rockabilly riffs and unflinchingly honest lyrics, X wrote the soundtrack to youthful despair that remains all too relevant today ("The World's a Mess its In My Kiss"). Tune in with Michelle...it's not a punk history lesson, it's a testament.
The Real TJ
Tom Jenkinson a.k.a. Squarepusher: "I see myself as doing the most fake, contrived sort of music ever really. I think that's what I appear to be into." Go spastic with Brendan.
This Chicago (and now NYC) label hosts such talents as Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Love Spirals Downwards, Lycia, Faith and Disease, and Attrition. Haunting goth/folk/experimental works from one of America's foremost independent labels.
Tortoise Does Not Rock
Instrumental outfits are everywhere today, but without Chicago's Tortoise paving the way, legions of fusion-loving dorks would be lost. Combining the best elements of rock, dub, jazz, electronic, and minimalist composition, Tortoise remains a vital part of the new school of avant rock, and Dominic is your guide to their wonderful world.
The Beef on Rai w/ Amel Chabbi
From the west of Algeria comes rai, the music of outcasts. Many Muslim artists are taking up this style, but is it a good idea? Rai comes from life on the edge - Cheb Adbu, Didi and the rest started from the bottom. Members of the Arab Student Organization join Bruce of Radio Tropicale for the low down on this hot sound.
Get on, Jolly!
Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, Bonny Billy, Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Many names, all one great artist. All your favorites and rarities, as well as interviews from the man himself - Will Oldham.
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Charles W. Taylor, III
What can we say? Each year you continue to support the music of Tom Waits in a major way. Call in a dedication or a request with your pledge at 924-3959 and thanks for the nearly 15 years of support for the music of Tom Waits on WTJU!
Lost Pop of the New Wave Era
If you think current pop is surprisingly artificial, you weren't paying much attention during the 1980's. This show will focus on the producers and artists whose artistic visions (and careers) were all but eradicated by the rise of grunge in the early 90's. Highlights include unfamiliar classics by Samantha Fox and Belinda Carlisle, unfamiliar artists like Kylie Minogue and the Thompson Twins, and if it's a hit you recognize, I guarantee a 12" club mix you probably haven't heard. Special emphasis on production trio Stock, Aitken, Waterman!!
Drown in the James: Music From Richmond
The best bands in the world from the best city in the world, featuring the likes of The Exploder, Young Pioneers, Inquisition, and, of course, Gwar
Strokes who? Moldy Peaches what? The hardest-rocking band in New York is the ever-loving collective known as Oneida. Come on, everybody?let's rock. Lets tread a path through the stones all the way back to a place called El Shaddai's.
Wu Tang Forever
Two hours through Wu-Tang History
The RAParound Countdown
The RAParound staff always digs for the dope new bangers that you've grown to love. You respect their opinion because they've managed to keep you laced week after week with music you can feel. Well, now they've voted and decided on the top 35 songs in hip-hop history. That's right, Carl will bring you the RAParound staff picks for the brightest cuts from the best artists to ever grip the mic. Tune in as we count it down from number 35 all the way to number one on a special edition of The RAParound.
Dreams Come True
Beginning with S.E.S., this is a sampling of the best in Korean pop music. FinK.L., BabyV.O.X., H.O.T., Shinwha, Kim Hyun Jung, Park Ji Yoon, and others will make their way in, assuming I can get past how much I love S.E.S..
Think you know Pink Floyd? Test your level of fandom by tuning in and answering fun and interactive trivia questions while enjoying their timeless music.
Danny & Meg Shea
A trailblazer and emulator, Bowie's catalog keeps finding relevance, as does the man himself. Danny & Meg continue from last year's marathon their explorations of the man who sold the world.
The Velvet Underground - "Electricity Comes from Other Planets"
Andy Warhol managed them, Edie Sedgwick danced with them, Lou Reed played fuzzed-out electric guitar for them, John Cale played fuzzed-out electric viola for them, Nico warbled perversely for them, everybody who bought one of their records formed a band, and you and every hip kid ever worth a damn declared their undying love for them at some point or another. The Velvet Underground might be the greatest band of all time, so join us for two hours of their best and most bizarre.
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Dave "Prof Bebop" Rogers
A San Francisco folk-rock experiment that turned out to be one of the great psychedelic groups of the 60's, Jefferson Airplane featured adventurous harmony, an eclectic instrumental blend, and truly intriguing lyrics that carried them from local house band at the Fillmore to headliners at Woodstock. Join Prof. Bebop for a musical celebration that includes rare live performances as well as their hits.
Neu - 80's Synthesis
Adam will showcase the new crop of bands inspired and influenced by the production style and slick sound of the 80's as well as give play to the masters of the 80's still producing chilly-hot synth magic.
Sarah and Ginny
Our Nation's Capital offers its own brand of punk that has been shaping and defining the genre since the 80s. Join Sarah and Ginny for a tour of the best DC has to offer. Dischord and DeSoto and maybe a few surprises.
Perhaps you've heard of her. Join michelle as she selects from the amazingly diverse body of work that Bjork has delivered in the past scant decade with oddities (a word that takes on new meaning around her, to say the least) thrown in as well. Let the hyperboreal princess astronaut take you someplace strange and beautiful, and hopefully coax some dollars out of your pocket for WTJU as well.
An affectionate, not mocking, tribute to the naive and the "different", whose unique and visionary concept of music continues to challenge and amaze. Classic works from the likes of the Shaggs, Wesley Willis, and Florence Foster Jenkins, as well as song-poems and the most insane products of the Internet Age.
Weird Al vs. Michael Jackson
Elizabeth Stark and Patrick Critzer
Who will triumph in this pop supertussle showdown? We will demonstrate why Bad and Fat are forever linked, as well as Eat It and Beat It, but we won't stop there. The man in the mirror wants YOU to have a ding dong. Make that change.
The Ubiquitous "Clap, Snap and La-la" Rock Show
Featuring all of your catchy, favorite tunes that have clapping, snapping and/or catchy background vocals.
Danny & Meg Shea
For the last decade or so, the Fat Possum label has become an authority of American delta blues today. With a roster of Mississippi Blues men such as Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside and T-Model Ford, many of which recorded for the first time late in their lives with Fat Possum these recordings can serve as a portal to our Nation's history as well as our primal drives and demons. For 3 hours we plan to highlight Fat Possum's unique contribution of raw, dirty delta blues & rock& roll.
Since 1996, Eighteenth Street Lounge music in Washington, DC has been putting out the modern soundtrack for the global lounge. Thievery Corporation, Thunderball, Nicola Conte, Ursula 1000, Desmond Williams, Blue States, Farid, Broadway Project. What could be finer? Hosted by Morgan.
Ostinato live from the WTJU Recording Studio
Ride the wave of reverb from here to North Garden. Charlottesville's Ostinato assures you there's nothing wrong with your stereo a little loudness won't fix.
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Jah Wobble Rules
An over view of the Bass Master and eccentric Cockney's career: from Public Image Ltd. to his musical interpretations of visionary poet William Blake and collaborations with various others: Eno, Bill Laswell, Pharoah Sanders et al. A true test for your woofers.
Tears of the Minotaur
Radiohead is back. We know how much fun you had last year, try as you might to forget. We return for 2002 with nothing to fear but more material to pass along buzzing airwaves. Join Tony for a blast of glitchy gas filled with favorites, b-sides, live reworkings and rarities from the Oxford quintet. Mmm, pasty.
Brandy and Steve
Tune in for 2 hours of Athens bands from now and then featuring traditional favorites like REM and Pylon, as well as new favorites like Japancakes, Azure Ray, and Now It's Overhead.
Professor Bebop's Soul Extravaganza!
Dave "Prof Bebop" Rogers
Professor Bebop spins a stack of the most soulful performances ever committed to wax. Some hits, some not, some ballads, some hot! Regardless of the style, these soul shots bring all the chickens home to roost!