As many of you know, I have my own radio show on WFMU, the greatest radio station of all-time, on Monday nights. Currently, WFMU is having its annual fundraising marathon and I strongly encourage you to contribute and help keep free-form, independent radio alive in the process. You will also keep the Goddamn Dave Hill Show on the air while you're at it, which I really appreciate, you know, because that's my show. My name is right there in the title.
If you're "hip" to WFMU, you probably already know that- with the exception of a skeleton crew who keep the operation up and running- everyone else at the station, myself included, works entirely for free. None of the donation money goes to lavish parties, chimp rentals, or one of those pits with the plastic balls you see at amusement parks (which are awesome)- every dime goes to keep the station up and running and on the air 24/7. And in a world of corporate-sponsored garbage, WFMU remains one of the few bastions of true independence, creativity, and stuff that is pretty awesome in general left on earth. Who else would let me interview Dick Cavett on-air and then immediately follow that with an erotic short story I wrote in my spare time before playing back-to-back Cannibal Corpse and Francoise Hardy all while wearing nothing but hotpants and a little self-tanner?? That's right- no one. And if you would like to see this sort of thing continue in this world, do your part and donate today. Did I mention there are prizes too (like this incredible Danny Hellman-designed Goddamn Dave Hill Show t-shirt, for example)? In short, it's nuts not to donate. Do it. That would be so great.
I love you,