It's One Hour of Zingers, Apathy, Life-Will-Losing Bouts, and Hanging Up On Losers...
...and positively no Hippie Noise!!!!
Oh, and I need an enginee- I mean CO-HOST! I need a co-host.
May 21, 2008: Speed Auditions
Summer is coming, and so is a new WFMU schedule!!!
And with Brian Turner taking leave from his 11-year tenure, Ken has taken the promotion/demotion/extra load of work/no extra pay/short straw as program director to add to his station manager duties; I see redder blood in the urine yet not know why.
And so the Wednesday hour of 6-7 pm this past week was spent wisely and practically for a change. Ken put out open speed auditions for new talent to fill some open slots in the new schedule to the listening public, streamlining an otherwise arduous task. Calls came in with an interesting array of wannabe DJ's and their "outside-the-box" ideas and favorite bands. Ken threw out his opine on what peaked his interest and what brought out the Simon Cowell in him. ("Nuthin' but Zappa!") Truly, though, you got a sense of what WFMU looks for to keep that 50-year-old gerbil-in-the-wheel running.
Oh, and Andy played with a watch and made zingers about hippie noise.
No, seriously, Andy came through with "the genuine" during the foreplay. He gave insight as to how he made his living "handsome" as a screenwriter of such dismal flix-ses like Hot to Trot (which I bought on VHS for a buck. Always found that bucktoothed Dabney Coleman really funny in it, now I know why.) And he talked about how he got the gig on WFMU back in the fall of 1991.
Which brings up the perennial question in any 7SD fan's mind; How bad was Andy's first WFMU show? Well that's what I wanted to know back in 2004 during the "Planning the Next Four Weeks" Show. Press Here Now. You might just get a taste of his naivete on the air from his second show on practical jokes or his guest spot on Chris T's Aerial View(MP3 or Pop-up Player!) (WARNING: the serious subject of the JFK assassination didn't bring out too many zingers.)
One more thing: OKAY, MR.-BIG-SHOT-CULTURE-OF-COMMENTARY! YOU'RE SO QUICK TO JUDGE ABOUT THE RECENT RUN OF 'TRAINWRECKS"? WELL, LET ME THROW THIS SCENARIO AT YOU: YOU'VE GOT AN HOUR AS DEEJAY ON THE WFMU AIRWAVES! WHAT WOULD YOU DO BETTER? COMMENT AWAY!!!!
Also: I'm typing this on Saturday night, Memorial Day weekend. I hope you planned yours out better.