The last Communication Breakdown Unshackled will be webcast this Friday morning, 6 - 9 AM. I'm sorry to give up the show but I'm neither farmer nor baker Arising at 4 AM, even once a week, is wreaking havoc with my delicate constitution. I was hoping I could hang on until the Spring but two months in and it's apparent I need to get back to my usual routine. I wish I could say I've enjoyed doing the morning show but that's not entirely true. As confessed here previously, I'm not a DJ - I'm a Talkshow Host. Spinning nearly three hours of music is not my cup of tea, though I've gotten some great e-mail about the show:
Listening from Berlin, Germany
I'm just getting used to streaming fmu before 9 am. It sounded great this morning, yesterday too; good to hear your voice on the airwaves again. I know it's archived, podcasted, whatever, but for a busy/lazy guy like me, this is the only way it happens for me.
Love the show... keep up the good work...
Hey. I'm listening to you from Toronto, Canada. I'm sitting in a library perched over a computer screen like a gargoyle of Notre Dame, having to pull an all-nighter for tomorrow's exams. This is my 6th day in a row, and you are significantly shortening the span of my sanity. Appreciate it. The music is awesome, and if I weren't going insane, I would complement you on your eclectic musical tastes.
Hi Chris. I'm in Ottawa,Canada. I wanted to write you since I couldn't call and say hi. I look forward to a very small handful of WFMU shows and yours is one. Keep on.
I just "discovered" your show. I really like it. It helps me get through the work day. I guess I'll be plowing through the archives for awhile.
Just wanted to say thanks for the great show, listened to the John Lennon segment you did a few times and remembered all the great moments in my life that I shared with John's music in the background. Also bummed that you'll be leaving wfmu. Why not go in a little earlier on Friday to work, then get out at 4 to make it to the studio 6.
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I really enjoy the show. The Thanksgiving show was funny and painful...reminded me of my own family a little too much. But that's what good art does, right? It hurts as it entertains. Anyhow, sorry to hear your giving it up. Can't blame you though, who the fuck wants to get up at three in the morning, I know I don't. Are there any plans for another show? I like the idea about skyping people around the world.
Dan is referring to an idea I floated on the last live Communication Breakdown (the Dec. 23rd installment was pre-recorded): to convert the show back into a podcast consisting of my Skype calls to far-flung parts of the world. I've had good success with the concept, reaching folks in Australia, Belgium, China, Malaysia and Poland. Call me perverse but I'd much rather talk to a coal miner in Poland than play records. Stay tuned for the all-new Communication Breakdown World-Wide, premiering as a podcast some time in the next three weeks.