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On Tuesday, May 8, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, I’m going to be interviewed on Bronwyn C’s show on WFMU, 91.1 fm on your radio dial in the New York area. FMU has a strong internet presence, and you can hear the entire station live-streaming on the web at http://www.wfmu.org. I’ve known Bronwyn for years; she’s smart and funny and deep, and I’d tune in for her, and secondarily because I’m on.
We’ll be talking about Dark Shadows, the upcoming movie (which I have yet to see at this point—I look forward to blogging about it when I do), the semiotic meaning of Helena Bonham Carter’s red hair, the blog, the state of the world, and whatever else pops into our fool heads. There might even be music, though not made by me.
Recipe tips! Maybe.
WFMU, for those who don’t know it, is the best radio station on the planet. I’ve been listening since the ‘80s; it’s the model for the radio station Eric works at in my novel The Art of Breaking Glass. Totally freeform, no advertising, listener supported, not an NPR station. Once upon a time it was a college station, but the college closed years ago and WFMU recently celebrated its 50th year on the air. Delightfully anarchic when it’s not being irritatingly chaotic, DJs aren’t restricted to genres for their shows, and can and will play anything that seems to make sense at any time. They also have a lot of live music and do feeds from festivals all over the globe.
This won’t be my first time on it—I did late-night fill-ins way back when, and have been on Bronwyn’s show before. If you can’t tune in, the interview will be available on the on-line archives. But if you’re checking out the station for the first time, I would suggest ignoring me and just playing the live stream and slowly letting it take over your life, as it has mine.