Tony Rettman - One of WFMU's newest late-night additions has authored 'Why Be Something That You're Not?', an oral history of the Detroit Hardcore Punk scene form 1979 to 1985 for the new issue of Swindle. It's an exhaustive piece that documents the humble beginnings of bands like Negative Approach, Necros, as well as the influential Touch & Go magazine with words from the people that helmed those now-iconic institutions. It's available at most chain book stores, or you can order it from Swindle's website.
Irwin Chusid - WFMU has adapted the late Jim Flora's art for use on bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hoodies. More recently, Irwin and the Knoxville-based Yee-Haw Industries (a letterpress company who regularly host a booth at the station's annual Record Fairs), has produced a limited edition of a rare 1951 Flora woodcut. The bizarre work, Railroad Town, can be seen here. Chusid also penned a feature about Flora that appears in the August issue of Juxtapoz magazine.
Bronwyn C. - The first lady of the WFMU's Thunk Tank, Read 'em and Weep, JonBenet's Crackhouse, and Killing Time franchises was recently the subject of a feature on Prosopagnosia (faceblindness) in Bella Magazine. Although the publisher doesn't support an online version of the mag, you can see a high-res scan of the article by clicking on the image to the right.
Dave the Spazz - Thursday night's purveyor of the toe-stubbing rock n' roll continues his residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool nightspot. Stop by on any given Sunday round about 10 PM for a chimpified sonic soiree for all the ages.