Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy Blues Year 2018! Blues Moon kicks off Tuesday Jan 16th at 6 p.m. ET/USA



Happy Blues Year 2018!

Blues Moon kicks off Tuesday Jan 16th at 6 p.m. ET/USA

We're kicking off the covers and coming out of our hibernation after winter hiatus. Rested, never bested, and ready to be tested on our Blues lore!

Come along with the Blues Moon Radio gang and tune in each Tuesday this spring semester as we learn more about historic Blues and some of the best of the newer music and its artists. Simply tune in a little before 6 p.m. ET/USA (same as Atlanta/NYC time zones) at www.wusc.sc.edu, then click LISTEN ... or go through iTunes/College&University then WUSC to tune in - if it balks, retry - sometimes the streams we have get filled - so try early to assure a slot! It's a college station that prides itself on playing unheard music, so you might hear something you like that you'd never find elsewhere while you wait.

We've got some fun themes for the semester, which are based on a crazy calendar of weird holidays we found with some normal tributes (like MKL) and some very wacky ones, too - just for fun!

The first show of the second half of our 28th year is a serious tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., followed by a celebration of automobiles, and I put the show together so long ago I very honestly forgot the connection between that date and automobiles, but hey - who doesn't love a good car song?

As we enter this new year, I wish you grace, all the blessings of health, happiness and enough wealth to get you through - i.e., a life that won't give you the blues (depression) - just don't forget to come get your Blues MUSIC here every Tuesday - it's the music that lifts you out of the mood-blues. Win-Win, babies.

Please find and LIKE/FOLLOW us on:
WUSC-FM and HD-1 Columbia (SC/USA)
www.wusc.sc.edu
Facebook: BluesMoonRadio
Twitter: BluesMoonRadio


Don't forget to love up on those who make this show possible:
WUSC-FM
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe
Word of Mouth Productions
South Carolina Blues on Arcadia Publishing

and yours truly:
"Sonny Boy Red" Jackson and me - we look forward to serving you up some red hot Blues!
Clair DeLune

Main Playlist:
 
Our supporters:
As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions AND South Carolina Blues.
You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...

http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter holiday hiatus! Back in mid-January 2018


We're scurrying off to our winter's musical hibernation ... Blues Moon is gathering nuts for next semester's playlists and will return with bells (and other musical instruments) on in 2018 - not certain if the New Year in Radio will begin Jan 9 or 16th, but will announce it here.

Many thanks for the wonderful donors who came through on the fundraiser!

SUPERhero thanks to our underwriters:

www.PapaJazz.com
www.WordofMouthProductions.org

Don't forget - if you are gifting... my book, South Carolina Blues, makes a lovely and lasting gift for any history, music, blues or SC fan.

Signed copies are available for the price of the book plus tax, and shipping and handling. Please PRINT your recipient's name and if you'd like it gift wrapped - please include a check for $28 dollars made out to Clair DeLune and I'll get this book right to your recipient. For online orders, contact me via GMAIL - the address is BluesMoonRadio - and I can direct you to a PayPal account that manages online transactions for us.

Having that book on as many shelves as possible is MY Christmas wish! Thank you to all who have it on their bookshelves, and/or have gifted it.

The book is also available at Papa Jazz on Greene Street in Five Points (Cola SC) and at Uptown Gifts on Main at Gervais, and last I looked, they have them at Mast General on Main.

And many wishes for a wonderful holiday season for all my listeners - no matter what holiday(s) you celebrate. One of my favorites at this time of year is the bright new year - full of possibilities and inspiration.

Warmest wishes from your usual gang of hosts:
Clair DeLune
Sonny Boy Red Jackson
Rocky Dawg Blues Defender
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Kee Kee the Magnificent (aka Stinkerbell)
Tippa and Tuffy the tag team terribles.

Also to: R and S, who never co-hosted, but always inspire.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Blues Christmas on WUSC's Blues Moon Radio Dec. 5, 2017


A Blues Christmas on WUSC's Blues Moon Radio Dec. 5, 2017

We have a merry sendoff for our Blues lovin' listeners tonight!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Safe, healthy and happy, too!

Here's our song listing - and there might be time for a few surprises in your Blues Stocking!

Our hearts lift up and sing even when we feel sorrow about those we love whom we lost this year. Sending all my friends out in Bluesland a wish for fulfillment in 2018.

Until then... we have Blues music for Xmas, baby.

Sonny Boy Jackson and I will be rockin' those Yuletime Blues for you.
Your Blues elf, taking those rekkids off the shelf,
Clair DeLune

Monday, November 20, 2017

RIP Bill Roberson - friend of Blues Moon Radio

Sorry to lose a fellow artist, friend and supporter of Blues Moon Radio...
 
My friends in the arts community will be saddened to hear that actor and stained glass artist, Bill Roberson, died yesterday, Nov. 19, 2017.
 
 
Bill Roberson, center, with Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump.
Bill and his wife, Hi, were supporters of Blues Moon Radio - in fact they were underwriters of the program this past summer for their art glass store on North Main (just south of the trestle), Classical Glass of SC Inc. where they made AMAZING art glass and taught almost everyone I know who makes stained art as a hobby.

Bill was in many films, but perhaps his most iconic "space in time" will always be remembered as the man on the bench in Savannah when Forrest Gump talks about life being like a box of chocolates.
 
We at WUSC and Blues Moon Radio thank him for his support of the show and the station, and extend our deepest sympathy to the many loved ones he leaves behind. He'll be missed by so many.

We know Bill was a fantastic character actor, but now he has a gleaming star in the pantheon of heaven.
 
Shine on, Bill!
 
As always we thank our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Word of Mouth Productions, South Carolina Blues AND Classical Glass of SC, INC. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 
 
and
classicalglasssc.com/
 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November Memories on Blues Moon Radio 11/14-28/2017


Welcome to Blues Moon Radio. We are in our month-long fundraiser for the station that hosts our show, so we hope our listeners will pitch in - every amount adds up - $5 or $500, or any amount between is appreciated and will help keep the broadcast and streaming licenses active.

PLEASE Click on www.wusc.sc.edu then the secure portal to "donate" at the top of the page. Check the listings on the donor wall (third tab) and see how to enter a show designation for your funds. We would very much love for you to show your love for the 28 years of Blues Moon Radio by mentioning you are donating on behalf of Blues Moon with Clair DeLune - thank you!

Our remaining November shows are as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 21st:Here's how we'll celebrate the holidays... Clair DeLune will bring you some great food-based songs:




Songs chosen from this list between numbers 5-21 will fill in the rest of the show on the 21st...
 
 
 
11/28: We'll run up some old favorites, a smattering of Thanksgiving leftovers and we'll kick off the official start of the Christmas season with a few "Blues Xmas" tunes.
 




11/14: Blues Moon brought you songs about the moon.

 
 
11/14-21: Songs 1-4 finished off the show Nov. 14th - special celebration!

Be safe out there and kind to others this holiday season and throughout the year. Thanks for tuning us in...

Clair DeLune and Little Son Jackson-Dawg

As always we also want to share our gratitude for our long-time underwriters, who help bring great music to the Midlands all year around, because we could not imagine our show without their input and support:  Papa Jazz Record Shoppe and Word of Mouth Productions. You can link to these orgs by clicking on the visuals...
http://www.wordofmouthproductions.org/ourstory.html
www.papajazz.com
 
 
This blog is brought to you  in part by:


South Carolina Blues
500 years of roots and blues music history in S.C.
by
Clair DeLune
on Arcadia Publishing 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FUN with FUNdraiser week on WUSC and Blues Moon Radio


Yes, everyone - wipe those Halloween cobwebs off your dusty wallets and prepare to give generously to continue to have the opportunity for me to voluntarily provide 20 hours a week to the search for, and playing of, great and obscure Blues and Roots music on Blues Moon Radio, WUSC's flagship program of fabulosity.

Each fall and spring semester, the amazingly hard-working and dedicated leadership teams at WUSC (an educational station at the University of South Carolina for 75+ years) are tasked by the Board of Trustees (or someone equally important in the scheme of things, but what do I know... I'm a lousy deejay?) to raise a significant portion of our station's operating expenses.

Now, we keep those costs low-low-low by using volunteer labor (that would be me and my cohorts) who dedicate their expertise and time to the incredibly important charitable efforts of educating listeners around the globe about new and obscure artists and styles of music that are rarely focused on in mainstream (cough, choke, urk) radio - not that there is anything WRONG with mainstream (gag, squeak, faint) radio or anything like that. Nooooo. Of course not (choke, gasp!).

So, we dedicated souls who fight our way in from the outside amid vulture parking lot horrors and risk weaving our cars through narrow lanes dodging students walking across streets while gazing raptly at their iPhones... those of us who could just as easily be sitting home listening to our vast, museum-quality collection of rarities without interruption to our lives in order to broadcast and share those beautiful notes with you... well, we have to beseech you. WE NEED YOUR HELP... please. Pretty please, in fact.

Our secure portal (run by the development office at USC - those savvy souls who know about IT and IP protocols and protections for when they handle the big money) programming geniuses are willing to help us raise our tiny little wee goal of $7K this semester on the internet interface. Grateful!

My listeners are smattered far and wide across the globe and for the most part are non-students. Meaning y'all work. That equates to a paycheck. So pony up, peeps. "Mama" means it. And she is weary of asking and not getting.

I'm close to having done 60 of these fundraisers and I'm going to apologize in advance because I'm cutting to the chase and telling it like it is - I am not staying on the air if y'all don't show you care about a show hosted by Clair.

GIVE. GIVE LOTS. Do it NOW.

I know. How horridly rude and ungracious can I get? Oy. Don't ask. Just donate.

I'm being semi-silly at this point but the truth is that I don't raise at least $1K of it personally dedicated to my efforts, I am going to have trouble lifting my nether regions off my soft sofie and draggin' it from my comfy den down to the station each Tuesday Bluesday so that I can share my compilation artistry and long years of research about the Blues lore with stingy people who seem reluctant to pay a penny on the dollar for what it's worth.

I think if each of y'all could donate what it costs me to park each week (it will go to the station, not back in my pocket). If you all did that, we'd reach $7K in an instant. $5/apiece. Or, because we know some of you are so tight you won't pay me or Wikipedia a lousy fin (by the way - pony up to them, too, ya nutz! Lordy mercy.) I am asking for at least ten of you to spark out $100 - and you'll get some cool thank you gifts. But hey. Whatever works for you.

Bottom line: you gotsta start fueling WUSC up if you want me to rev my Blues engines anymore. I'm close to the end of a very long run, and maybe you only miss your water when the well runs dry? By then it will be too late.

It's so starkly simple I'm sorry, but I'm emotionally blackmailing you - I admit it. Shameless beg.

For you sweeti-kins who have and do donate, please be sure to say you donated on behalf of Blues Moon Radio or it won't count into my "Why should I bother returning?" tally of monetary love to keep me on come January. And thank you to my regular donors - without whom I could not muster the spirit to go on. YOU are truly THA'BESSEST.

That is all, y'all. Mama wants the rest of you to snap into shape here. I'm not doing it without lots of help anymore. I got the "Make it and Shake It Loose, Give Me That Money Blues" for youse...

Said with love. Uh-huh. We'll see about that when the counting is done. Pay the piper and let's put this whole ugly begging episode behind us, eh?

You have another few weeks to get this done - but let's rock a bunch out this week... just to cheer Mama up.

Here is HOW TO DONATE:
Click on the donate link at www.wusc.sc.edu
Walk through the steps - and be sure you enter a reason why - that reason could be "I cannot continue life on this planet as we know it if the Blues Moon with Clair DeLune is not a part of the programming." Or for you less erudite poets: Blues Moon Radio. I'm not picky. Provide your info - I'm working on some prizes that will be faboo, and you should get a thank you for your generosity. I'm not a devil, you know.

Here is a direct link: https://crowdfunding.giving.sc.edu/project/8295#new_tab

MWAH...
Clair and Jaxi-Dawg

Tonight's begathon back-pocket browbeating is brought to you by these fine songs - now, get out of here, ya big lunkhead! xoxo 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HOWL-o-ween on BOO Moon Radio 10/31/17







Boo.

Sorry... did I scare you?

Well, just wait. The music will.

Have a deliciously scary evening...


From your school-ghoul friend and her pet werewolf,
Clair DeLunatic and SpookyBoy Jackson