Who should be featured for January’s Last Tuesday Treat?

For January’s Last Tuesday Treat, we’ll wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to one of two artists who carved out careers outside the mainstream, Jonathan Richman or Mojo Nixon!

Jonathan Richman penned the amazing tribute to Massachusetts and Route 128, “Roadrunner,” in 1972, recorded with his band, The Modern Lovers. By the late 80’s, Richman was a solo act who released quirky, emotionally charged albums on an almost yearly basis while touring small venues and bars throughout the country.

Mojo Nixon‘s rockabilly career began in the mid 80’s with a string of rocking albums with Skid Roper which spawned the likes of “Elvis Is Everywhere” and “Burn Down the Malls”. Nixon continued to record weird and wonderful music through 2009, collaborating with the likes of Jello Biafra and Dave Alvin.

User to poll below to cast your vote! Voting is open until January 21st.

Which artist should be featured for January's Last Tuesday Treat?

  • Jonathan Richman (56%, 5 Votes)
  • Mojo Nixon (44%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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WESU Middletown’s Favorite Songs

WESU is putting together a list of their Favorite Songs! We’d love for our listeners to participate and to share the music that enriches their lives.

Listeners can share their 20 favorite songs via the ballot at this link: http://www.wesufm.org/favorite-songs

Voting is open through April 15th, 2021.

The ballot requires you to submit the song title, recordings artist, and release title. Comments are optional – but they are strongly encouraged!

Once you start filling out the form, you’ll need to complete it in one sitting. It’ll be helpful if you put your list together on paper / in a text document first so you can easily enter it into the form.

Random Questions and Answers:
Q: How should I rank them?
A: #1 should be your favorite and #50 should be your least-favorite of your top #20. If you’re struggling to sort them, don’t! This is supposed to be a fun exercise, not torture!

Q: How will the ballots be counted?
A: Every song on every ballot will be awarded points based on its ranking. We’ll aggregate them into a master list sorted by combined points.

Q: What if some of my favorite songs are embarrassing or not appropriate for WESU airplay?
A: Live your truth! This is about sharing with the music that makes us feel happy, connected, proud, alive, electrified, etc! Share what you love!

An American Beauty Cover to Cover Special Airs January 26th

By a 2 to 1 margin, listeners chose the Grateful Dead’s “American Beauty” to be featured in a Cover to Cover special this month. Tune in to WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM at 5:00 PM on January 26th for a track-by-track tribute to this classic album, featuring selections by Kurt Vile, Jorma Kaukonen, David Crosby, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and more!

WESU Middletown Needs Your Support

I’m proud to have been hosting Wonderland on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM since 2007. My 13 years in community radio pales in comparison to WESU’s 80+ years serving the Greater Middletown Community.

If you listen to my show, you know that WESU is one one of the nation’s oldest, non-commercial, community radio stations.

We aren’t the first. But many of the bastions of independant, non-commercial broadcasts that began in the 20th century with WESU have gone silent.

Could you imagine the loss to the community if WESU was to join them in perpetual silence?

We need your support during the station’s Fall/Winter Pledge Drive. We have over $20,000 to raise before the year ends, and we need our listeners’ and supporters’ donations to make this happen.

WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM is here for you 24/7, providing a soundtrack for your life and public affairs shows for your mind. Please be here for us during our time of need.

Donate online at http://wesufm.org/donate

Down the Rabbit Hole with The Murderess on April 30th!

April’s Last Tuesday Treat will be a Down the Rabbit Hole special, airing at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, April 30th.  Mike P. from Windsor, CT, suggested Kim Fox’s “The Murderess” from the Witchblade sound track as a starting point, and we’ll six-degrees of separation a setlist from there through related artists, album cover designers, producers, and recording locations.

2018-09-25 Volume 03 Episode 18 – Very Merry Unbirthday to Annie Lennox

Listen to the broadcast using the media player above or download a copy through this link.


Artist Name Song Name Release Name Year Song Note
The Catch Borderline Borderline 1977 UK 7″
The Tourists Blind Among The Flowers The Tourists 1979
The Tourists All Life’s Tragedies Reality Effect 1979
Eurythmics Never Gonna Cry Again In The Garden [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally released in 1981
Eurythmics I Could Give You (A Mirror) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally released in 1983
Eurythmics Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (Single Version) Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) 1984 US 12″ Promo
Eurythmics It’s Alright – (Baby’s Coming Back) Be Yourself Tonight [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally released in 1985
Eurythmics In This Town Revenge [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally released in 1986
Eurythmics Heaven Savage [2018 Remaster] 2018 Originally released in 1987
Annie Lennox Step By Step Precious 1992
Queen with David Bowie and Annie Lennox Under Pressure The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert 1992
Eurythmics I Saved The World Today (Acoustic Version) Peace [2005 Remaster] 2005 Originally released in 1999
Annie Lennox Pavement Cracks Bare 2003
Annie Lennox I Put A Spell On You Nostalgia 2014 Original artist: Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins