This week on THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW ….Dec 13th, 2011 Guilty Pleasures

This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show (Tuesdays at 2pm EST on WBAI 99.5FM and

Guilty Pleasures that delight us but we would never let anyone else know we absolutely love.


The ultimate guilty pleasure we’ve all sworn off but just cant help getting sucked into participating in: the pleasure of watching reality tv.

NANOWRIMO – 30 Days of Writing Indulgence

At midnight on November 1, armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists.

Why? Because November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and  reaching “The End” by November 30. There are no judges, no prizes, and entries are deleted from the server  before anyone even reads them.

So what’s the point? “The 50,000-word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and  unleashing creativity,” says NaNoWriMo Founder and Executive Director (and 12-time NaNoWriMo winner) Chris Baty. “When you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both. Also, it’s a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month.”

Sounds fun but you’re not a Novelist. Try Script Frenzy in April 2012. The Artsy Fartsy Show is putting together a writers group.  Email if you are interested.


Enjoy a unique glimpse into the intelligent and quirky inner workings of the comedic mind! Show Me the Funny! presents 28 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television’s “Golden Age” to today’s favorite movie jokesters. Authors Desberg and Davis put an innovative spin on the traditional interview: each writer was given the same loosely structured comedic premise and asked to develop it in any way he or she wanted-no rules, no boundaries, no limits! The result is a hilarious and illuminating look at the comic process. Spencer reports from La-La Land with the writing team, Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis.


Listener-sponsored WBAI continues it’s long history or bringing new artists to light with the AF Session and live performance of Cosmos Says Hello. Discovered at last spring’s Battle of the Bands, this new quartet of passionate rockers managed to make a big stir in very short amount of time.  They have been hand picked by the curators of AF Sessions for some of the best new music in New York.

AF Sessions Curator Jack Dourakos describes Cosmos Says Hello as

Bringing elements of psychedelic, garage, shoe gaze and trance, combined with big rock guitars, Cosmos Says Hello create an energetic fury for the ears.  Listeners will be immediately hooked by the catchy melodic overtones as well as the sonic blast of raw power.

Definitely marked as “one to watch” by the hipster elite, catch these young tunesmiths in one of their first major broadcasts.

Come listen to Cosmos Says Hello live in studio. Dec 13, 2011 at 1:15pm – 3pm

To officially RSVP call 212-209-2800 or email

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