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WFMU Benefit Record & CD Fair!

WFMU Benefit Record & CD Fair!

WFMU was named “Best Radio Station in the Country” by Rolling Stone magazine for four consecutive years.  Some fans of the station include: Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and playwright Eric Bogosian, Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum, Kurt Cobain, Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant, Sonic Youth guitarists Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and many more. 
The station also helps out the community and fellow radio stations.  WFMUbegan voluntarily hosting the webcast of legendary New Orleans jazz music station, WWOZ, when its studio and transmitter were destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  WFMU took donations for the WWOZ and raised over $70,000. 

In the destruction of Hurricane Sandy WFMU was hit pretty hard.  They lost a lot of equipment and had to cancel their annual record fair.  The fair is one of their major sources of funding.  In effort to help out the station a record swap is being held (organized by our friend, Malcolm Tent of Trash American Style):  
Sunday, December 9 at Bar 82. Bar 82 is located at
136 2nd Ave, in Manhattan 
The swap starts at 3 PM and goes until “???” 
The bar will be opened accompanied by entertainment from some of the city’s best DJ’s.  If anyone would like to be a vendor at the event they must contact Malcolm Tent Updates on the event and more information:
Come help support a good cause!

Out & About: WFMU Record Fair (NYC)

Out & About: WFMU Record Fair (NYC)
Josh and I (Rick) and our friend Ben will be at the WFMU Record Fair on Friday and Saturday. We’ll have 2 tables set up. The fair goes through Sunday, but we’ll not be there that last day. It is the best event like this anywhere. There are hundreds of dealers (dealer list here) with a wide variety of specialties. And there are other special events and performances (Prince Rama, Black Hollies, CSC Funk Band… list). If you can’t make it, but want us to keep a look out for something in particular please feel free to send us an email with what it is you’d like us to look for and (this is important) how much you’d be willing to pay for it.
Take a look at this walking tour I did of the event last year (single shaky shot of me walking through the whole thing with as little back-tracking as possible – it’s hard to hit every spot without going back a little).
(PS – We’re also seeing Danzig’s Legacy show on Saturday night! Danzig, Misfits and Samhain songs! Stoked!)