Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

"Meginnis has written one of the best, most natural novels about the atomic bombs.”

-The Millions

“Impressive…Straddles a hybrid genre of historical magical realism.”

-The Japan Times

In this powerful debut novel, the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are personified, born on impact as Fat Man and Little Boy. Their small measure of humanity is a cruelty the bombs must suffer. Given life from death, the brothers travel west from Japan to France and later to America. Their journey is one of surreal and unsettling discovers, and author Mike Meginnis transforms these symbols of mass destruction into beacons of longing and hope. The winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, Fat Man and Little Boy pulses with magical realism in an unprecedented approach to its tragic subject matter.

Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

And, as always, please support independent authors!:

http://shop.blackballoonpublishing.com/products/fat-man-and-little-boy

2015 WUSB Benefest

The 2015 WUSB Benefest is a benefit to raise funds for equipment upgrades and the ongoing operations of WUSB Radio, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. This festival includes many of the best names in the Long Island music scene, and is the largest grouping of performers ever to come together for the benefit of WUSB, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. 

WHERE: Katie's of Smithtown

45 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY

WHEN: August 22 and August 23 

For more information visit http://www.wusb-benefest.com/

Galaxie 500 and Luna's Dean Wareham to appear on Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film

Tune into WUSB this Thursday at 6 PM to hear Tom Needham's exclusive interview with music legend, Dean Wareham, on the Sounds of Film.  Dean is well-known for his influential and critically acclaimed alternative bands Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean and Britta. He has scored two films for director Noah Baumbach, Squid and the Whale and the current, Mistress America. In 2010, Dean was commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum to compose and perform songs for 13 Screen Tests - short, silent portrait films made by Warhol in the mid-'60s. He, then, embarked on a two year tour of museums, opera houses and cathedrals performing tracks from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen. Dean is also the author of the autobiographical Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance.

This week on Jazz On The Air: Joseph Benzola

After cohosting tributes to Ornette Coleman in June and Jack DeJohnette last week, Joseph Benzola will be joining Mr. Edison this Sunday on Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm to talk about his new album "Tuareg" as well as playing some previously un(der)heard gems.
Join them this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Live feed and playlist as it happens:

Marilyn Carino on Jazz On The Air

WHEN: Sunday August 9 5:00 p.m. EDT

This week's Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm will be featuring Marilyn Carino who'll be showcasing her new album, "Leaves, Sadness, Science" as well as some of her faves from other jazz folk. Mr. Edison, the host, will also be celebrating Jack DeJohnette's birthday during the second half of the show. It's gonna be fun.