Ahh, WMFU. The world’s greatest radio station, situated in lovely Jersey City, NJ.
It wasn’t always that way. Back in the day – the mid-90s – it was the college station for a sleepy li’ school called Upsala College in East (or was it West? – Oh, Chris said it’s East) Orange, NJ.
Then the college went bankrupt.
Have you ever heard of a college going bankrupt? Whaaa?
So now WMFU is self-sustaining thanks to donations and the like.
Everything is streamed, and their “Beware of the Blog” is the neatest mp3 blog around. Exhibit A: these amazing audio files of Henry Miller! Specifically, “Miller on Miller,” which, despite the obvious – albeit abstract – sexual connotations, is simply a fancy title for a set of audio pieces capturing the one thing Miller is really good at: talking about himself.
Check out the link, and you’ll see audio snippet of Miller ruminating on things like “How I Cut Loose,” reflections on “Neurotics, Surrealists, and Obsessives,” and, “Life in Paris.”
Some additional context by poster Eric Cecil:
“Miller’s voice is just as circumlocutory and intoxicating as his writing, and there exists, on sites like UbuWeb, a number of audio interviews showcasing the locquacious bastard’s lilting verbal wash. All of his recorded interviews and readings are at least interesting, if not outright brilliant, but my favorite is a double LP titled Henry Miller Recalls and Reflects, which Riverside Records issued in 1957.
Courtesy of the aforementioned UbuWeb, here’s that double album in its entirety. And for those who’re enamored with all things Miller, don’t forget to check out the Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company blog.”