Friday, April 15, 2011

Remembering Those Frantic Fridays








Joe Bonomo writes on his blog:

Much of what we endure in the present softens and comes to a mild glow through the wide lens of nostalgia. It's more rare when something vital and urgent in the far past retains its charge in the present. Joyce Carol Oates says that "blood is memory without language." When a recollection stirs us, language vainly tries to translate. So my dilemma: how do I describe the effects on me of Weasel's "Frantic Friday" sets on WHFS in the 1980s, which have retained their charge in my memory.

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2 comments:

Let's Find H-Man A Wife said...

Delightful post Jim. I dropped him a note since he lives an hour away. And who couldn't resist "Thank God It's Friday."

HFS forever...

bill

Remo "Uzi" Gwaldabi said...

I too was flabbergasted and transported by Weasel's Frantic Fridays. I have somewhere on tape one of them from like 1977. He would play the same few songs that were Friday anthems every time and I never tired of it. WHFS was the greatest radio station in it's heyday anywhere on earth. the diversity they played was astonishing and I, to this day, have a ridiculously broad view of music and can't get enough of new things. Started listening to them after midnight in 1969. When they went 24 hours with their 3 or 4 watts of power (exaggerating perhaps) I was close enough to get it and sucked it up like nourishment. Now I'm all nostalgic...sniff sniff....

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I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

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