|2001 WTJU 91.1|
Feb 23th - March 2rd
(804)924-3418 - (804)924-3959
Here it is folks, the WTJU Rock Marathon 2001, the first rock marathon of the "New Millennium". Actually, I don't normally subscribe to those types of distinctions. My new millennium is looking very much like my old millennium, except maybe for a few changes here and there (I graduated college, got a haircut, etc.). But I must say that WTJU has gone through a fair share of changes since the last marathon to merit this distinction of newness.
The change that has occurred is with the station itself. WTJU packed up its "bags" and moved from its longtime hole-in-the-wall at Peabody Hall to the second floor of Lambeth Commons. The station is not only new but also improved - we have larger offices, more of them, and a larger music library. Everyone got their own space this time, the music directors, the news people, (and the rumored WIRE folks.) We got new toys to play with. Most importantly, the new station includes a studio to broadcast live shows. The rock marathon is including three live shows in its line-up: Ostinato, Engine Down and the Last Days of May. These three bands are what I hope to be just the beginning to the regular occurrence of live bands for future marathons.
What is not new is the programming that we have lined up for this year's marathon. We're going to start off strong with Wire and the Clash, end with an old favorite, Tom Waits, and Professor Bebop's brand of dance crazes, and have every sort of old and new rock in-between to keep everyone happy. WTJU still remains dedicated to bringing you, the listener, the best rock n' roll that is out there. With the radios being saturated with boy bands, Britney Spears and look-alikes, and that alterna-rap-metal phenomenon, it's the least that we can do. We remain true to our music and your support will insure that we will be around long enough to break-in the new station and give it that lived-in, homey feel.
So take off your shoes, put your feet up, and enjoy the eight solid days of rock n' roll goodness that we have in store for you. Oh, and keep the phone nearby. We're taking pledges and requests, as usual.
One last thing, I'd like to thank everyone that has helped me with this marathon and with the rock department in general. Thanks to Mike Johnson for providing his design talents to this guide, Michelle Sasscer and Shelby Cinca for their t-shirt designs, and Ostinato, Engine Down and Last Days of May for donating their time and talents to the marathon, as well as the Silent Type, the Others, the Remotes, Calibos, Canyon, the Comas, and In Return, for giving their time to our two benefit shows. My infinite gratitude goes out to my assistant directors, Bridge and Brandy, for keeping me in line. I'd also like to thank Sarah and Tim for showing up every week. But most of all, I'd like to thank "Unka Chuck" Taylor for listening to my gripes and grievances day in and day out.
May the rock be with you,
Stefanie "What do I know?" Kam
Everybody Loves a History: WIRE
Don & Tyler. Without Wire, there would be no Fugazi. Without Fugazi, there would be no emo. Without emo, the entire economy of America would collapse. That's the idea, anyway. Two hours of music consistently two hours ahead of its time kicks off the marathon. Don and Tyler are your flies in the ointment.
1977? TWO SEVENS CLASH
The unlikely intertwining of deep Roots Reggae and the bad-toothed Boys From Brixton. The humid Kingston sounds clash of Culture, Prince Far I and the souls rebels, mirror the dole-drive lads in the Hammersmith Palais? and the Clash City Rockers. Goldfinger, Selector.
Adam Soroka. The stickers they put on the first release of -London Calling- said, "They're not the only rock band in the world. They're just the only one that matters." It's still true. Hear live and studio recordings from both sides of the Pond and beyond, as well as a sprinkling of tracks from after the demise of the band. Join Adam for two hours of WTJU's soundtrack for the riot going on in your head.
Jeff Fallis. Patti Smith is the high priestess of rock n'roll, simple as that. Come worship with us for two hours of her greatest work, and make the journey from "Horses" to "Gung Ho." Special allowances will be made for Johnnys and Rimbauds.
IN THE MERCY SEAT?
Rebecca Davidsson. Tune in for 2 hours of rare and unreleased Nick Cave material, including the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds, and other related side projects.
DISCO TOSSED SALAD:
WTJU'S "BLAME IT ON DISCO" DANCE MARATHON
Throw on that spandex, switch on the glitter ball, and join Lewis, Michelle, Tyler, Don & Dan for an old school Disco battle-royale, where Wild Sugar, Gloria Gaynor, the Fatback Band and Barry White keep a dancefloor hot and sweaty and a phone-line nice and fruitful. You're going to a funkifest to get funkified, and it's all to help keep WTJU "staying alive."
Down in the Park / Where the Chant is /
Death, Death, Death / Until the Sun Cries Morning
Three Hours of Numan's Works From 1978 to 2001, - Telekon, Dance, Replicas, Exile - and Others.
Katie Nye. Strap on your boots and drop another dime in the jukebox as we explore the underbelly of Nashville from its roots to modern teen angst country cases. From Buddy Holly to Neko Case and all points in between, settle in for 2 hours of home cooked country with all the fixins. If you've ever wanted to sleep with Patsy Cline, this is the show for you."
MUSCLE SHOALS: SOUND OF ALABAMA
Robin Tomlin. Hailing from northern Alabama, listen to the sounds of Muscle Shoals from the early sixties to the mid-seventies. Featuring artists such as Percy Sledge, Arthur Alexander, Clarence Carson and the Staple Singers.
PARTYTIME IN JUMP CITY
David Eisenman. Celebrating the music of the Big Easy, a Crescent City musical gumbo, with equal parts of rock, blues, jazz and old-fashioned R&B, featuring only local fare such as DR. John, The Nevilles, The Meters, and Irma Thomas.
Don Harrison & Jeff Fallis. Two hours of prime Zimmy. Why? Well, because sometimes even the rock department at WTJU must stand naked. With Jeff and Don.
Detune your radios and immerse your souls in 2 hours of favorites, B-sides, and rarities from the fake plastic-fivesome. We've got more than a few surprises in store-- tricks up the proverbial sleeve, if you will-- so turn on, tune in, rain down (from a great height) as Stefanie, Tony and Sabrina come on and break the door down.
Once again, the brave and foolish staff of WTJU have managed to find Lee W. in the basement, dust him off, find him a cup of coffee, and put him on the air. Tune in for an onslaught of fuzz, wah-wah, and original teen angst from the Electric Prunes, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, The Seeds, and their ilk.
OSTINATO IN-STUDIO SHOW
TOUCH & GO
Meg Shea. Big Black, Black Heart Procession, Blonde Redhead, The Delta 72, Die Kruezen, Don Cabellero, The Ex, Girls Against Boys, The Jesus Lizard, June of 44, Killdozer, Man or Astroman, the Monorchid, Polvo, Rachels, Red Stars Theory, Seam, Shellac, Shipping News, Silkworm, Skull Kontrol, Slint, and more!!!!!
The music of the D.A.I.S.Y. age. Join Dan Poarch and the Wowsville Luden-eaters for two hours of bootlegs, B-sides, sound pages and collector cards, featuring the music of De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, Monie Love, Queen Latifah and Prince Paul.
EXPLORATION OF HIP-HOP SAMPLES
Only the finest hip-hop and the songs they jacked their beats from.
HIP-HOP'S GREATEST BATTLES
A show devoted to the lyrical conflicts that shaped an art form.
SIX DEGREES OF O.D.B.
Call in with your favorite hip-hop artist and we'll link them in six songs or less to Big Baby Jesus himself.
RHYME AROUND THE CIRCLE
Song 1: Artist A featuring Artist B
Song 2: Artist B featuring Artist C
Song 26: Artist Z featuring Artist A
RAPPAS WHO HAVE FALLEN OFF
An audio documentary of the rise and decline of hip-hop's mighty.
RAPPERS IN SPAAAACE!
Songs featuring Star Wars/Star Trek references and/or futuristic visions.
KICKIN' IT FROM THE GANGES
Sindian explores the beats of his homeland.
THE LONG ARM OF JA
Dave Grant. Jamaica's high water mark on the orb: Marley called and they responded.... hear ska and reggae influenced music from the whole big rest of the world. From West African reggae to Argentine ska to Reunion's seggae to Algerian rai-reggae and Brazilian samba-reggae. The elixer of a small island's legacy abroad.
AFRICAN WORLD ROCK
Morgan McLeod. African and Caribbean players demonstrate their mastery of rock and roll idioms.
The late Pops Staple and his amazing Family band (featuring daughter Mavis on lead vocals) left their indelible mark in gospel, soul, blues and funk music for decades. Dan and Don pay props to Pops with two hours of rare, prime, influential, haunting, awe-inspiring Staple Singers classics and, with a pledge, may even "take you there."
BELLE & SEBASTIAN: THIS IS JUST A MODERN ROCK BAND
A few years ago, this fey collective from Scotland won our hearts with beautiful songs about riding buses and high school trauma. Utterly timeless and charming, this is transcendent pop you can't afford to miss. Spend two cozy hours with Dominic and Glasgow's most unassuming musical geniuses.
Local boy drives far into the country to find water, and along the way puts out some of the best music in America. Lost folk gems from locals like Parker Paul, the Curious Digit and Manishevitz meet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Pluto. Tyler is your host, and serves up plenty of rarities.
Brandy Savarese. We all know Belle & Sebastian are the ultimate Glaswegian pop poets. But there's more to Scotland than just B&S. There're the Delgados, Bis, Travis, the Beta Band, Mogwai, Arab Strap, the Pastels, Looper, Gentle Waves, Snow Patrol, and Teenage Fanclub, just to name a few. So tune in for a lesson in all that's good in Jock Rock, past and present.
YO LA TENGO
Dominic Devito. Hoboken's finest and one C'ville native son create the most beautiful sounds imaginable with a new-wave organ and maracas (among other instruments). Celebrate the joys of matrimony, feedback, and impeccable taste in cover songs with Red Buckets and Alyda.
SUNDAY SATAN SHOW
The rapidly approaching millennial vernal equinox has Don Harrison, Tyler Magill & Bruce Penner channeling dark Druid spirits, contemplating the sacrifice of virgin vinyl in vast vats of gumbo. Minions & peppers extra.
THE MEANEST JUKEBOX IN TOWN
Don Harrison & Tyler Magill. She's acting single and Wowsville's drinking doubles, at the Meanest Jukebox in Town. Park your riding lawnmower in back, and join tour guides Hank Thompson, Johnny Paycheck, Lefty Frizzell, Skeeter Davis, Hank Snow, Charlie Rich, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Gary Stewart, John Anderson and Gram Parsons, among others, for a drink.
I GOT MY SCROTUM CAUGHT IN A BLENDER AND ALL I GOT WAS?
Willie D. and Bridge C. Gurgles, yeahs, lookouts, shrills, shrieks and the indecipherable that makes you immediately play that verse over again. With the likes of Born Against, Encyclopedia America Traitors, Braid, Action Patrol, Refused, et al.
THE SUPER SOUND: FROM CAN TO THE BOREDOMS
Andy Miller & Karen Leu. The Boredoms have been making stunning experimental rock for 15 years, but their more recent releases have drawn on elements of '70s krautrock to become almost transcendent. Hear your favorite Japanese imports and their many side projects, and follow the lineage back to the genius of German artists like Can, Faust, and Neu!.
FACTUS 2001 : FACTORY RECORDS IN THE NEW MILLENIUM
Let Matt, Mike and others take you on a tour through the factory where undergiants of the late 70's/early 80's lived. Joy Division, New Order, Section 25, and even the Pistols recorded with Factory. Just remember don't let your confusion tear you apart on blue Monday.
Turntablist. Sound sculptor. Funk spectrum. Film scorer. Hip-hop giant. Innovator. Beat junkie. Wax manipulator. Student of the drum. With DJ Dominic.
Patrick Critzer......moves like water, cuts like ginsu? pledge to our rulers and stop the silent killing.
DAVID BOWIE: ALWAYS CRASHING IN THE SAME CAR
Danny Shea. "Am I the Biggest Rock Star?" David Bowie asks.... Well maybe he's just the perfect rock star. A trailblazer and emulator, Bowie's catalog keeps finding relevance, as does the man himself. His resiliency has spanned for decades with an incredibly long list of songs we all know by heart. This show will prove why he deserves all the credit he gets.
MOTOR CITY MADNESS
A road trip in the 'Cuda with Matt & Mike to the motor city. They're heading to the motor city to get a new blower for their Mopar Hemi...on the way they'll play all the great Detroit rock & roll they can get into the Cuda - Terible Ted, MC-5, Iggy, Kiss, Alice and others we would remember if we could.
LET THE CHILDREN BOOGIE
Tight pants? Check. Glitter? Check. Androgeny? Check. More sex than you can shake a stick at? Damn skippee. We © glam rock. You will too. Starring Tony Z. and Stacy D.
LOU REED: ROCK & ROLL ANIMAL
Jeff Fallis. From his early days as front man for the legendary Velvet Underground to his current role as elder statesman, Lou Reed is a walking, talking, scowling personification of everything that is rock'n'roll, New York, and sheer unadulterated attitude. Come join Jeff for two hours of Lou Reed's finest, and remember: his week beats your year, and deep down inside, he's got a rock'n'roll heart.
WE'RE ALL DEVO
Tim Schulz. Twenty-five years of de-evolution weren't good to America: Underground discotheques full of mutants gyrating to the sound of air-raid sirens. But now it can be told: the best and the rarest sonic discourses from the seminal group THEY don't want you to remember. Are we not men?
Sam Turner. Typewriters, photocopiers, hello kitty, hearts, stickers, revolution, grrrls, and oodles of style.
Another Wu Banga
Michael Townes. A trip through the solo albums of all 10 memebers of the legendary hip hop posse, Wu Tang Clan. The show will include cuts from the Wu's groundbreaking debut Enter the 36 Chambers, along with classic material from the past 8 years. So sit back, relax, get your pop
corn and your old kung fu tapes, cause the wu is coming thru. "Wu Tang is for the children" -Ol' Dirty Bastard
Calling all headbangers! Bridge and Brian present a retrospective of the most raucous (rock us?) brand of rock music: heavy metal, from Led Zeppelin to the Locust. We just wanna make some eardrums bleed!
THE MAGNIFICENT SWOON OF THE SHOEGAZERS
Andy Miller & Karen Leu. Revisit 1990 and fall in love all over again with the dreampop that made your adolescence so foggy and longing and pretty. Starring My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Lush, Blur, Curve, Boo Radleys, their influences, and those they influenced. Effects pedals, singing in sighs, rocking out with your head down.
THE SMITHS VS. THE WEDDING PRESENT
Bridge Cox & Brandy Savarese. We've never bent this far back over rock semantics and it's sure to cause an on-air ruckus; the hair, the attire, "Nowhere Fast / Getting Nowhere Fast", the tempo, the origin, "You've Got Everything Now / Something For Nothing"... it all hinges upon a word, a beat, and a tone. Hear for yourself in our breakdown of the two best sulk-and-sullen, limey imports since, well, ever...
Elvis Costello: BURT BACHARACH WANTS TO WEAR HIS RED SHOES
Tobin Rodriguez & Erin Rodriguez. Allison, I want you because you're so like candy and everyday I write the book but I don't want to go to Chelsea with all this useless beauty, you sweet pear.
THE BEATLES SHOW
Once again, please, we can't say it enough: don't touch Ringo's drums -- THEY LOOM LARGE IN HIS LEGEND! Yes, it's three hours of harmony, melody, tom-toms, reverb and those damn Aeolian cadences.... brought to you by Don, Dan, Tina and the rest of the Radio Wowsville Pepperland Preservation Society (Central Virginia chapter).
OF MONKEYS AND MANTA RAYS
Two hours of face breakingly strange and beautiful rock from the band that showed up grunge before Kurt Cobain made greasy hair a fashion staple. Meet Mr. Grieves, a superhero named Tony, Crackity Jones, and scores of creatures too freakish for any sideshow. Brought to you by Andy Blossom and Paul "Hips Like Cinderella" Varjak.
ENGINE DOWN IN-STUDIO SHOW
Kendall's crusty old record collection w/ begging by Stefanie. NOBODY told the Bad Brains that if they could emulate the angry noise coming from England (mimicking New York) that they would start a revolution, BUT THEY DID. Ronald Reagan's in the White House, the 9:30 Club opens its' doors for business, and the Mike is Live...SOUPS ON !
HUSKER DU (DO YOU REMEMBER?)
Peter Schulz. Two hours of the can-never-be-overrated Minneapolis punk trio Husker Du (1979-1988), including rarities, as well as the equally magnificent music principal songwriters Bob Mould and Grant Hart have made since the Huskers' breakup in 1988.
Davis Salisbury. A rock n'roll guitar seminar following the blazing path of Mr. John Reis, from the legendary Drive Like Jehu and current juggernauts Rocket From the Crypt and Hot Snakes to side projects Back Off Cupids and the Sultans. Good Luck in Jail!
THE REMIX AGE
Morgan McLeod. Turn of the millennium electronic culture: The likes of Kid Loco, Kruder and Dorfmeister, and Thievery Corporation gain fame for themselves while casting bright light on lesser-known acts. The Remix Age is a tour of some of today's most sophisticated beats from Europe, and abroad.
SKINNY TIE AND ALL
Ralph Graves. If the names Rubber Radio, Flying Lizards and Josie Cotton ring a bell, then set your alarm clock to ring its bell early Wednesday morning! Unharmed by videos, the Radiostar will guide you on trip through the 80's without the usual collection of burnt-out oldies. New Wave returns to the airways!
Join us at the 29th Street Lounge to sample Brazilian tropicalismo, bossa nova and samba by greats such as Sergio Mendez and Caetano Veloso. But wait! Fast forward to 2001 where Brazilian electronica reigns, where David Byrne, Portishead, Groove Theory and Pizzicato Five have been exploring and renovating this 60s sound. With Miz Vega.
THE BLACK PRESIDENT SPEAKS: MUSIC OF FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI
Corey Harris. A complete retrospective of Fela Kuti's music, this show will cover Fela's early days up to his last works. Will also include some music from Femi Kuti.
CARNIVAL CULTURE CLASH
Bruce Penner. In New Orleans it's known as Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras - but further south it's just called carnival - the blowout before Lent. From Brazil to Trinidad to Cuba to the Big Easy, Its' Party Time!
Brian Eno invented everything. Find out how and what he can do for you. This show is guaranteed to nurture your ambient side and even rock out a little. With Michelle.
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM
Charles W. Taylor, III. "Please?let me show you?"
Not a rehash of previous airplay, but a contemporary version of the theoretical programme.
EX MEMBERS OF?
Sarah Hinger. The title is often fitting, often misleading and always intriguing. Explore some well known and some lesser-known blood lines on the punk rock family tree.
GRAND THEFT AUDIO
Join Louis for music and information regarding issues of copyright, sampling, pirate radio, low power radio, napster & other internet distribution, and FCC regulations. Music brought to you by Negativland, John Oswald, Tape Beatles and others.
Sam Turner. Love songs with all different kinds of trajectories and attachments. Mostly loud ones. Get used to it.
SOUNDS OF SAN DIEGO
Brian showcases the remarkably productive last decade in So Cal's punk/hardcore/rock n'roll scene. Featuring music from such labels as GSL, Gravity, ThreeOneG, Ebullition, and many more.
Karl Hungus. µ-ziq, Jake Slazenger, Kid Spatula, Gary Moscheles, Tusken Raiders, Smooth Helmet, Diesel M, Slag Boom Van Loon ... fun with Mr. Paradinas.
Brandy Savarese. Kindercore: n. the greatest thing to happen to indie-cool Athens, GA, since that band REM. Tune in and hear the new voices of Athens.
SILVER JEWS (LET THE MIRROR EXPRESS THE ROOM)
Karen Leu & Andy Miller. David Berman (UVa alum) has been writing more beautiful songs than anyone else in the past decade. If you didn't already know, you should do yourself a favor and come get your verbal portrait taken.
WILL OLDHAM: I HEAR A DARKNESS
Whether you know him as Push, Bonnie Billy, or just plain Palace, Will Oldham's twisted take on roots music is as uplifting as it is frightening. Join Dominic for the joy and pain and sorrow and darkness and perhaps some hosing. All requests will be honored.
Tyler Magill. Up With People! The New New Sound of Nashville goes from back-bar country to sweet soul and still has time for an open-ended wrench solo. Or put it this way: NPR did a feature on 'em, and they've got a song called "My Face Your Ass". In other words, they get it both ways.
Chan Marshall sings the songs that make you want to fully commit to your vices, die, go to hell and back, and then fly up to heaven for a nice cup of chamomile tea. Join Michelle for two hours of wrenchingly beautiful music from Atlanta's new favorite woman child.
YEAR OF THE HORSE - THE NEIL YOUNG SHOW
Davis Salisbury. Not much needs to be said about Mr. Young, other than that we wish many of his old peers would take note and figure out how to rock again. Hopefully they'll tune in. And you, too.
FAT POSSUM'S DIRTY DELTA: THE PAST IS NOW
Danny Shea & Meg Shea. Fat Possum for the last decade or so, have become an authority of American delta blues. With a roster 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.
NEW WAVE VERSUS NO WAVE, III
The third time's the charm, kids. Mike, Katie, and Amy return in true vinyl violence. Is the soul in your hair or the soul in your scream? Featured contenders: Lydia Lunch, the Damned, XTC, Glenn Branca, the Chameleons, Soft Cell, and countless others. We guarantee to wreak your havoc, royally.
Peter Schulz & Tim Schulz. Revisit the early 90's glory years of Wax Trax! Records, Chicago's foremost industrial experimentation, and the sheer joy of "banging on s***." All the toe-tappin', booty-clappin' hits you remember from Ministry, Laibach, RevCo, KMFDM, Coil, Clock DVA, and many more.
THE SHADOW KNOWS
Jeff Crane. Soothe your soul with the cool electronic vibes of Shadow Records. From smoove downtempo to mad blunted jazz and more, the Shadow knows how to put you at ease.
HAPPY FLOWERS SHOW
Tim Ballo. A full ninety minutes freed from the constraints of rational thought, but not from the constraints of Charlottesville.
Tim Ballo. Brought to you by the committee to find out how many songs can be played in ninety minutes of rock marathon airtime, the Minutemen show brings you the destruction of the bloated dinosaur rock n'roll in brief explosions of brilliance.
ROCKET TO RAMONIA
Bartley McGowan. Often dubbed the most dysfunctional family of rock n' roll, this group of long haired pinheads managed to stick it out for 22 years before calling it quits in '96. Hear tunes spanning their amazing career from their first self titled record up until their aptly named album "Adios Amigos" A must for anyone who considers themselves a fan of punk rock.
WAKE UP EVERYBODY
Peter Schulz. People get ready, there's a train a-coming: Two hours of soul, funk, reggae, and rap protest songs for the 60s to the present day.
IT CAME FROM THE EAST
Stef and Wendy bring you Japan's answer to Western music.
Tim Ballo. Two hours of Virginia's own rock n'roll legend, Link Wray. From the songs that provided the newborn genre with the dangerous undertone it once had, to the Norton re-issued rarities, the "Rumble" is on.
Tim Ballo. With incisive lyrics and sloppy guitar work, the Kinks were fully ten years ahead of their time. This show will focus on their earlier (and more rockin') numbers.
Charles W. Taylor, III. Cwtiii continues his exploration of Tom Waits and all the nuances, from ballads to avant-garde.
LAST DAYS OF MAY IN-STUDIO SHOW
RETURN OF THE LOOKY DOOKY MEN
Peter Welch and Professor Bebop bring in a new assortment of dance crazes that weren't. That's right: great, wacky, weird, and generally unheard of dance songs which, despite the dreams of their originators, caused nary a cut rug, stomped floor, or record sale. So whether you prefer the "Crank," the "Frankenstein Walk," or the gravity-defying "Float," the Looky Dooky men will put a smile on your face and a funky jam in your space.
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