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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

Harping about Jazz

Tuesday, Mayhem 5 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 5 10am to 2pm
Harping on About Jazz The Harp is an instrument not usually associated with Jazz, but there are a few skilled practitioners over the decades that have managed to successfully exploit the unique characteristics of the instrument in a Jazz context

Candy From the Current Bin: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney

Tuesday, Mayhem 5 6:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 5 6pm to 7pm
Candy From the Current Bin: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney
Dave Alvin talks to Art Crimes about ?A Man of Somebody's Dreams,? a multi-artist collection produced by Dave to honor his good friend (and former Guilty Man), the late Chris Gaffney.

Bagpipes East and West

Tuesday, Mayhem 5 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 5 7pm to 10pm
Bagpipes East and West Sal9000 presents a tribute to Bulgarian bagpiper Kostadin Varimezov, Art Crimes reveals Celtic bagpipe traditions, and Cousin Mary brings us music from the USA featuring bagpipes (jazz, rock, etc.).

Don?t Quit Your Day Job

Thursday, Mayhem 7 9:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 8 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 7 9pm to midnight
Don?t Quit Your Day Job
We want to expose those brave souls who have made the crossover from actor to singer and in some cases, singer/songwriter (eek!)

Rough Edges - The Fred Frith Special

Saturday, Mayhem 9 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 9 Noon to 4 pm
Rough Edges - The Fred Frith Special
An afternoon visit with this legendary guitarist/composer. Fred will bring us up to speed on his latest projects, fill us in on some of the back story, and may possibly attempt to name somebody cool that he hasn?t worked with. We?ll hear recent concert recordings too!

Rhythm of the Rails II

Saturday, Mayhem 9 4:00pm — 8:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 9 4pm to 8pm
Rhythm of the Rails II A continuation of the special started last year by Cousin Mary. Celebrate National Train Day with KFJC. Railroad songs of all stripe will be played. Songs about trains, hobos, and engineers will be covered as well as songs inspired by and songs using trains as metaphor.

Hog Heaven!: The Cochon Records 10th Anniversary Special

Saturday, Mayhem 9 8:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 10 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 9 8pm to 12am
Hog Heaven!: The 10th Anniversary Special
You?ll squeal with delight when this little piggy roots around & hogs the airwaves with its gluttonous music catalog, hammed up interviews with label co-founder Manuel Gutierrez and porked up live performances by such savvy singing sows and rip roaring razor backs . Celebrate Cochons 10th Anniversary you swine!

Double Dutch Delight

Sunday, Mayhem 10 12:00am — 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 10 midnight to 3am
Double Dutch Delight
This special will provide an introduction to the work of Maarten Van der Vleuten and the team of Jeroen Brandjes and Natasja Hagemeier, most often known as the Connection Machine.

Too Cool for School 10th Anniversary Special

Tuesday, Mayhem 12 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 12 7pm to 10pm> Too Cool for School 10th Anniversary Special In this celebratory special, Cynthia Lombard will play some of her favorites from the past decade's worth of shows on KFJC and will count down her most-played tracks/artists.

The Cuckoo, She's a Pretty Bird

Thursday, Mayhem 14 12:00pm — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 14 Noon to 2pm
The Cuckoo, She's a Pretty Bird
The traditional song ?The Cuckoo,? as sung by Clarence Ashley in 1929, served as one of the guideposts to the mysteries of traditional song for many a young folksinger

Get your vitamin B-3

Thursday, Mayhem 14 9:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 14 9 to 11pm
Get your vitamin B-3
The Hammond B-3 is THE jazz and blues organ -- tune in for 2 hours of pure joy! Warning - it's gonna get funky....

X Marks the Spot

Saturday, Mayhem 16 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 16 3pm to 6pm
X Marks the Spot
This special will focus on bands and tunes dealing with the letter "X" in its various aspects.

Everyday is a Neu! Day

Saturday, Mayhem 16 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 16 6pm to 10pm
Everyday is a Neu! Day
The short-lived duo Neu! (1972-1975) were a seminal band of the Krautrock scene from Germany, pioneering the Motorik sound and what would later be called Ambient.

Parallel Grooves

Sunday, Mayhem 17 12:00am — 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 17 Midnight to 3am
Parallel Grooves
Parallel Recordings was started by SF techno/ambient producer jason Williams (Velocette) in 1997 after Jonah Sharp's Reflective label.

Kiddie pr0n

Sunday, Mayhem 17 9:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 18 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 17 9pm to midnight
Kiddie pr0n
Enjoy innocence the second time around. Revitalize and rejuvenate with children?s songs & story time. Enjoy FUNderful cheery songs galore, blissfully ignorant of the Christianity it empowers. Together, we shall discover harmless yet meaningful alternatives to Megan?s Law liability.

Fred Neil: Other Side Of This Life Part I

Monday, Mayhem 18 7:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 18 7pm to 11pm
Fred Neil: Other Side Of This Life Part I Examine the life and music of Fred Neil who is best known for penning the hit theme song to the movie Midnight Cowboy called Everybody's Talkin'. He helped many of the musicians in Greenwich Village get their start. He had a rich baritone voice and a unique rhythmic style of playing the 12 string guitar. The special will include much of Fred's music and interviews with John Sebastian, Vince Martin, Pete Childs, Ric O'Barry and Bob Ingram as they give us insight into Fred's complicated nature and try to reason why he turned his back on music while still in his prime.

Mallets in Wonderland, Pt 1

Tuesday, Mayhem 19 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 19 10am to 2pm
Mallets in Wonderland, Part 1
In the first installment of this survey of mallet-played instruments we?ll hear xylophones, vibraphones, and marimbas as used in Jazz, R&B, Soul and Pop

Fred Neil: Other Side Of This Life Part II

Tuesday, Mayhem 19 7:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 19 7pm to 11pm
Fred Neil: Other Side Of This Life Part II Examine the life and music of Fred Neil who is best known for penning the hit theme song to the movie Midnight Cowboy called Everybody's Talkin'. He helped many of the musicians in Greenwich Village get their start. He had a rich baritone voice and a unique rhythmic style of playing the 12 string guitar. The special will include much of Fred's music and interviews with John Sebastian, Vince Martin, Pete Childs, Ric O'Barry and Bob Ingram as they give us insight into Fred's complicated nature and try to reason why he turned his back on music while still in his prime.

Mallets in Wonderland, Pt 2

Thursday, Mayhem 21 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 21 10am to 2pm
Mallets in Wonderland, Part 2
In the second installment of this survey of mallet-played instruments, we?ll explore the http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/budaya_bangsa/Gamelan/Main_Page/main_page.htm","Gamelan"); ?>

Night and Day of the Sun

Friday, Mayhem 22 12:00am — Saturday, Mayhem 23 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 22 Midnight to Midnight
A Night and Day of the Sun
The annual 24 hour Sun Ra birthday tribute.

2010: A Music Odyssey

Saturday, Mayhem 23 7:00am — 9:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 23 7am to 9am
2010: A Music Odyssey
This music odyssey will explore the film score and feature special guests, including an interview with music score writer David Shire and other guests from the film.

8-Bit is enough!

Saturday, Mayhem 23 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 23 Noon to 3pm 8-Bit is enough! Original BGM on the fab four home systems who popularized 8-bit music: The Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System and Turbographics 16.

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT! Part 1

Saturday, Mayhem 23 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday May 23 3pm to 6pm
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT! Latin Soul and Boogaloo from NY in the 1960's and '70's, Part 1
Ann Arbor and Rocky Rococo will dance you through pre-Salsa New York exploring the artists, bands, influences and styles of Latin Soul.

Day of Gristle

Saturday, Mayhem 23 6:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 24 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 23 to Sunday Mayhem 24 6pm to 6pm
Day of Gristle This will be a continuation of the 2002 Day of Gristle. This version will focus on new material released since 2002, as well as some essential earlier material. We will include some new interviews as well as the existing interviews from 1979 and 2002. We will set up the Gristle Lounge again to screen the TGV collection released in 2008.

A Decade of Ghostly

Sunday, Mayhem 24 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 24 6pm to 10pm
A Decade of Ghostly
Since 1999 Ghostly International out of Ann Arbor Michigan has been pumping out 12? singles with a Detroit sound. Focusing on the groups Midwest Product, Mobius Band, and Solvent, we will celebrate the label's first 10 years.

All the Best Empty Cowboys Have Chinese Glass Eyes

Monday, Mayhem 25 7:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 25 7pm to 9pmt
All the Best Empty Cowboys Have Chinese Glass Eyes
For years, the debate between Pete Dixon and Zero Gravity has raged: which is the better Pete Townshend solo album, Empty Glass or All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes?

Adults Whim

Tuesday, Mayhem 26 10:00pm — Wednesday, Mayhem 27 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 26 10pm to 2am
Adults Whim
Follow the sick and twisted minds of Williams Street Studios (aka Adult Swim) through their similarly disjointed and misunderstood music.

X-Minus One, Part 2

Wednesday, Mayhem 27 12:00pm — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 20 12pm to 2pm
X-Minus One, Part 2
From 1955 to 1958 X-Minus One was a radio showcase for the leading science fiction magazine of its era, Astounding Science Fiction, featuring dramatizations of stories by some of the leading writers in the field. Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Robert Sheckley, Frederic Pohl, Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, James Blish, Frank M. Robinson, William Tenn, Robert Silverberg, Poul Anderson and Robert Bloch were among the writers whose stories were adapted for the show. Every Wednesday this Mayhem, from 12-2pm, Joe Ed Dick will introduce a quartet of stories from the half hour series.

Black to the Future

Wednesday, Mayhem 27 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 27 7pm to 10pm Black to the Future An exploration of "Afro-Futurism" examining the link between African America and Sci-Fi.

The Child Ballad Jukebox

Thursday, Mayhem 28 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 28 10am to 2pm The Child Ballad Jukebox
Explore Harvard professor Francis James Child (1825-1896) completed his ?Popular English and Scottish Ballads? in 1896, a multi-volume project containing 305 ballads that dated back to as early as the 13th century

Delsin Demystified Pt 1

Thursday, Mayhem 28 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 29 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 28 10pm to 2am Delsin Demystified Part 1
This 2-part special provides an introduction to the stunning catalogue of Amsterdam's Delsin label

Delsin Demystified PT 2

Friday, Mayhem 29 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 30 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 29 10pm to 2am Delsin Demystified Part 2
This 2-part special provides an introduction to the stunning catalogue of Amsterdam's Delsin label

I LIKE IT LIKE THAT! Part 2

Saturday, Mayhem 30 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 30 7am to 9am
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT! Latin Soul and Boogaloo from NY in the 1960's and '70's, Part 2
Ann Arbor and Rocky Rococo will dance you through pre-Salsa New York exploring the artists, bands, influences and styles of Latin Soul.

Who the Hell Is Mickey Jupp?

Saturday, Mayhem 30 9:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 31 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 30 9pm to midnight
Who the Hell Is Mickey Jupp?
For over 40 years, Southend-On-Sea?s Mickey Jupp has been making great records, championing a traditional rock & roll sound with a wry lyrical wit.

24-Z

Sunday, Mayhem 31 12:00am — Monday, June 1 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 31
Midnight to Midnight 24-Z
Join Art Crimes and his crew of specialists will investigate their favorite aspects of the Zappa oeuvre

Harping On About Jazz, Pt. 2

Tuesday, June 2 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Junehem 2 10am to 2pm
Harping On About Jazz, Pt. 2
The first installment of "Harping on About Jazz" examined the beginnings of Jazz harp, pioneered in the early '30s by classical/jazz harp prodigy Casper Reardon, and ended up with the early works of jazz/soul harpist Dorothy Ashby.This was just a part of the picture...The second half of the special will continue on from this foundation and include the work of Alice Coltrane, Carol Emanuel, Zeena Parkins and other standard-bearers of the harp as used in modern jazz. If you didn't think there was such a thing as jazz harp, tune in for a big, big surprise.

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