Good morning, citizen! You've heard of this myspace thing, yes? WFMU has had a little profile page set up there for a couple of years now.
Things being the way they are in the music world, scores and scores of bands request to be our virtual buddies there every week in the hopes of getting some Radio Airplay. Music & Program Director Brian used to handle these requests, but he turned the job over to me in order to free up some more time for his Lasagna Cat addiction.
Using a complicated algorithm based on factors such as whether one's profile picture shows them holding a guitar (out), or playing a guitar (in), I slog through all the requests and decide who's in and who's out. Generally, I am a lazy bouncer and accept everyone, unless they are the young lady pictured to the right or other spammer types.
The result of this quasi-calculus is that WFMU has a hefty friend list, over 10,000 so far. While the quantity may be impressive, that is no vouch for quality. Digital recording is easily accomplished these days, and anyone can make a myspace page to promote their music.
So, in an election year spirit of Democracy I put the decision to you, dear readers. After the jump you'll find a random assortment of WFMU's band buddies presented for your approval. Take a listen to these bands and then please cast your votes... pump 'em... or dump 'em???