Monday, Jun. 06, 2011

Beware of the Blog

Venerable Jersey City, N.J., radio station WFMU is noncommercial in two senses of the term: it doesn't accept advertising, and it specializes in playing just about everything except contemporary popular music. Its blog, Beware of the Blog, is a treasure trove of audio that America produced and immediately forgot about, from a John Cage–Sun Ra collaboration to Tony Randall's vocal albums to a 1973 sales pitch for a nudist camp. It's like the world's largest, strangest, most obsessive used vinyl store, and everything's a free download.