By Angelo on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:59pm
Tune into a special edition of Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film on Thursday at 8 PM on WUSB for a rare broadcast of A Brave New World read by the author, Aldous Huxley. The production features original music by Hollywood legend Bernard Herrmann. The novel was published in 1932 and predicted many developments in reproductive technology, psychological manipulation and conditioning, and the wide-spread use of anti-depressants. A Brave New World warns us that even a democracy has a good chance of turning into a totalitarian state if people become too complacent with their lives.
The show will also feature an exclusive interview with Robert Scheer, the editor in chief of the website Truthdig. And it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant by playing his music featured in the the 1969 film directed by Arthur Penn.
By Angelo on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 8:47pm
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
We've barely finished eating our children's Halloween candy, and suddenly we find ourselves in the heart of the holiday eating season. Hopelessly surrounded by copious amounts of delicious, decadent, fattening food! Here is a chance to pack on those extra winter pounds while listening to hunger inspiring tunes from The Beatles, Maceo Parker, Louis Jordan, James Brown, Little Eva and many, many others! Tune in to WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook Radio Thursday night, November 19th at 6PM for two hours of hunger inspired tunes that will be sure to beat a path to the fridge and back! Don't forget to feed the radio station by clicking on the "pledge" link.
By Angelo on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 8:33pm
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
A very special tribute to the memory and legend of Allen Toussaint faturing the interview and performance recorded live in the WUSB studios on November 3, 2007 as part of the Elvis Costello marathon. We discussed his amazing career, his collaboration with Elvis and the effect that Hurricane Katrina had upon him and New Orleans.
We will also be playing rare and unheard live performances by Mr Toussaint and his many collaborators as well as some of the many versions of his music.
This is a special show for WUSB's Radiothon so pledges in his memory at our website or by calling in at 631-632-6901
By Angelo on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 4:42pm
On Saturday November 21st noon to midnight we will be featuring a radiothon special highlighting the heyday of Stony Brook concerts.
We will be playing from the extensive catalog of live Stony Brook concerts. Live Airplane on this their 50th anniversary, the Grateful Dead performing Till The Morning Comes one of only three live performances ever of this delightful tune, early David Bromberg and the Fabulous Torpedos, Zappa who played SB four times, Floyd, Moby Grape, King Crimson, Allman Brother's and a 1960 Stony Brook Fall Festival recording of Count Basie's Big Band with Big Joe Williams. Our archivist JJ Hance is combing the vaults for more treasures.
Tune in to hear WUSB staffers Angelo Kevin, Mike, Joe, Charlie, Rich, Norm and special guest Amy Tuttle, Howie Klein SBC alum, Albert Bouchard founding member and original drummer of Blue Oyster Cult and Moyssi a long time lighting and sound guy at Stony Brook concerts. It should be a really unique day of music and interviews.
If you have recordings from Stony Brook or would like to tell your Stony Brook concert related stories please let us know on our Facebook Events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1390907864542170/
By Angelo on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:48pm