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?
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!
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!
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.
Hugh Masekela, like WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM, turns 80 in 2019! For March’s Last Tuesday Treat, we’ll wish a Very Merry Unbirthday to the legendary jazz trumpeter and review his extensive discography, dating back to the 1950’s!
Join us at 5:05 PM on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM on Tuesday, March 26th!
“Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones was selected by voters to be featured on Wonderland’s upcoming Search and Recover special! Tune in at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, January 29th to WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM for an hour of covers of this country-crossover from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
Tune into WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM at 5:05 PM on Tuesday, October 30th for Wonderland’s Last Tuesday Treat! We’ll do a track-by-track tribute to Neil Young’s Harvest! If you’ve transcended the terrestrial radio signals, listen online at https://wesufm.org!
Join Wonderland on WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM on Tuesday, September 25th at 5:05 PM as we wish Annie Lennox a Very Merry Unbirthday! Over the course of 55 minutes, we’ll sample her rich discography from her 1977 debut in The Catch to her most recent releases!