It's been a really great Marathon. So much chaos, so much engaging DJ-patter, so much mayonnaise on trousers. And best yet, so many listeners have been really stepping up to support God's Favorite Little Champion, WFMU. Man, it's a lotta work. So this Sunday night, we're all getting wasted. On the air, and also while singing. Only we dignify it with a name: The Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
It used to be we'd ask some band to come down here and play during our Marathon Finale party - bands such as X-Girl, Planet Filly, and the Loser's Lounge Tribute to Queen spring to mind immediately. Then, for some reason, a kinda large group of us began frequenting a certain karaoke hotspot in Chinatown, and a previously submerged area of our egos was aroused. The instant gratification! The applause! The lights, the glamour and the liquor! Boy, it sure wasn't like radio.
Then (March 2001), someone (who was it anyway?) decided a live band karaoke thing would be the way to end the Marathon, and this idea has proven so durable that we ain't quit it yet. Ten years and counting, and it's been my total thrill to be bandleader all that time.
This Sunday night, March 13th, we shall once again unleash upwards of 40 WFMU DJs, all hopped up on courage, upon you the person with ears, and even eyes if you've got yourself a fast internet connection. Indulge me: The Hoof & Mouth Will Be Televised (right here), and on the air, starting up at 7pm and running til we drop. Hopefully that means about midnite.
Much more Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia may be found on this blog:
- Here's a post featuring 2006's entire show in video form.
- Here's a post featuring 2005's entire show in video form.
- Here's a post featuring 2008's entire show in video form.
And here's hoping to see you there, it's really quite a party.