Wes Flexner Presents The Curfew 1/15/2022

Wes Flexner
2021 North America College Community Chart
11pm Saturday
92.7
wesflexner@wesflexner.com

Wand San Francisco tm7
Truth – Handsome Boy Modeling School
ANON – Micheal Moore Knows Like I Know
Patrick Paige – Curfew
Dr. Dre w Schoolboy – Music
Nas w A$ap Rocky w DJ Premier – Wave Godz
Earl Sweatshirt – Titanic
Flatbush Zombies w RZA – Plug Addicts
RZA w Method Man – N.Y.C.E. Everything
Flatbush Zombies w RZA – Quentin Tarantino
Riki – Florence & Serena
Willie D – Read These Nikes
Thirstin Howl w Slim Shade – Watch Dees
the Game w Kanye West – Eazy
Truth – Handsome Boy Modeling School

BSA Hip Hop 1/13/2022

BSA Rap Sprays
7pm Wednesdays
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Whodini- Magic Wand
Nas w Asap Rocky – Wave Godz
Gangstarr – Mass Appeal
Flatbush Zombies w RZA – Quentin Tarantino
RZA aka Bobby Digital
Flatbush Zombes w RZA – Plug Addicts
Blueprint – Watch It Burn
Conway the Machine w Jid w Ludacris – Scatterbrain
Aesop Rock – Jazz Hands
Homeboy Sandman + RJD2 – One of A Kind
DJ PRZM w Open Wound w Eclypse w Camu – Dangerous
RIP CAMU RIP DAYMON RIP PRZM
DR. Dre w Schoolboy Q – Music
Earl Sweatshirt
Tyler, the Creator – Sir Baudledaire
Truth – Handsome Boy Modeling School

Wes Flexner 1/08/2022

Wes Flexner
11pm Saturday
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Dr. Dre w Schoolboy Q – Music
DJ Shadow – Intersectionality / Rest in Beats Bell Hooks Democracy Now
Nas w Asap Rocky w DJ Premier – Wave Gods
Saukrates w Common
DJ Jubilee
Tyler, The Creator – Massa
Dr. Dre w Marshall Mathers w DOC – Gospel
Flatbush Zombies w RZA- Quentin Tarantino
50 Cent – Wanksta
Marshall Mathers

BSA Hip Hop 1-6-2022

7pm Thurz92.7/98.3http://www.wcrsfm.org/content/flexrocnroll-1-05-22wesflexner@wesflexner.com
Skills – 21 Wrap-up
Nas w AsapRocky w DJ Premier – Wave Gods

Ask – Anon
2021 Biggest Regrets:
1. I didn’t visit a Strip club to witness COVID strip clubs.
Did the strippers wear masks? Were strippers showering after each lapdance or did they cover bodies with sanitizers?
2. I didn’t mention Large Professor:
http://columbusfreepress.com/article/record-store-day-reviews-real-hardcore%E2%80%99s-fantastic-voyage-0
Nas w Large Professor – One Plus One
Anon – Front Row An Apocalypse
Lox w Large Professor-Think Of The Lox
Slum Village w Common – Thelonious
DJ Przm w Feast w Eclypse w Open Wound w Camu Tao – Dangerous
RZA w Flatbush Zombies – Quentin Tarantino
Noam Chomsky discussed proto-fascist Trump followers who were involved with 1- 6, 2021’s Capital attack are usually lower middle class and from middle America with Democracy Now…
As a teenager, I started reading Chomsky after shoplifting a Chomsky book @ Barnes + Noble near 161, in Columbus.
I was following a Panther-Art reading
trajectory.
Noam Chomsky is a left-wing intellectual who also taught linguistics.
I shoplifted Noam’s books because I was in Noam’s demographic.
In 2017, I read Chomsky from the library.
Bobby Digital
RZA w Flatbush Zombies – Plug Addicts
Styles P w Havoc – Hymms to Him
BlakRoc w Mos Def – Vista

BSA Rap 12/30/21

BSA Hip Hop
7pm Thurz
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Grafh w Sheek Louch w Ran – Valid
Nas w Asap Rocky w DJ Premier – Wave Gods
Boldy James w Lonnie Bands w Alchemist – Turkey Noodle Soup
Conway the Machine w Jid w Ludacris – Reasons
http://www.wcrsfm.org/content/wes-flexners-nacc-2021-10-favorite-records
https://naccchart.com/community/top-10-favorite-records-of-2021/
Stetsasonic – A.F.R.I.C.A.
Blueprint -Watch It Burn
KRS- One – Knock Em Out
KRS- One w Channel Live – Free Mumia
Desmond Tutu Remembered By Mumia from Democracy Now
2021 Columbus Free Press End Of Year
Jay Swifa w Iyeball – Energy
Fly Union – Long Run
Aesop Rock w Blockhead –
Jazz Hands
BlakRok W Mos Def – Vista
Common – A Beautiful Chicago Kid

Be Kind. Rewind 2021.

I thought the event which would define my 2021 was November 3rd, 2020.

Biden/Harris were elected November 3rd, 2020.

Wes Flexner’s 2021 was dictated by the last week in July, 2020.

I attended protests in downtown Columbus during the last week in July 2020 which were in support of Black Lives Matter.

Previously, I was impressed with the Short North’s support of the idea of people shouldn’t be murdered by our police. The streets were covered with murals, and people who weren’t into police killing people.

While in the Short North, I figured out which things friends painted, read messaging, saw women everywhere partying like it was Mardi Gras, and exchanged smiles with black dudes who probably hadn’t felt like this since Obama’s first election.

I tried to determine the logistics of spraypainting these wood panels the city had placed to protect the windows of businesses and give people an outlet for their feelings.

It created a loud message where a vibrant community area was explicitly saying they weren’t down with police killing black people.

A yuppie couple was spraypainting “George Floyd” or something related. I chatted with them for a second, and they gave me a can.

I found a corner to write “Please Vote” as big as I could and returned the can to the lady who was unaware I usually don’t bomb with 5 dollar Montana paint.

I felt really flossy.

I couldn’t afford spray paint so I could paint a piece at that moment.

I was impressed + amused at people caring about things that were fairly marginalized 10 years ago with european paint.

Beautiful women everywhere attempting graffiti which opposed racism in summer attire…I felt like Hip Hop hadn’t seen this besides rap videos.

I’ve liked wealthy attractive women + graffiti and have opposed police killing black people since I first heard of those things

I just wanted for November 3rd to occur within the next hour. It was late July..

I decided I needed to immediately talk to Dave Chappelle or go Downtown.

While I doubt Chappelle would’ve really cared if Belton or Montana was in play, I am sure he would’ve been delighted to see everyone caring about black people being killed by the cops.

This would be funny if so many black people didn’t suffer horrendous deaths from those yr supposed to call if something bad occurs.

I hadn’t ventured downtown because early 5-31-20, it was strongly recommended I avoid downtown.

After recieving several warnings regarding downtown protests…. I looked at the internet…

Rep Joyce Beatty and several City Council members were pepper sprayed shortly after I received these warnings.

I assumed that because I was a previous victim of police brutality, filed a report with internal affairs, and later covered the BLM movement in 2015 for our Free Press… someone didn’t want another incident..

I spent June quietly photographing protestors, handmade signs, + paintings.

I cried in my car at a suburban protest because I couldn’t believe suburbia was riding so hard opposing oppression.

I knew this was real. I knew social revolution had occurred.

Chappelle released 8:46.

I figured after awhile of quietly watching things…I could finally attend a downtown protest.

Ohio’s Statehouse in downtown Columbus was the only area I avoided.

I figured in nearly August… I probably was safe to visit the statehouse. The protestors + city seem to have figured out a process.

Once arriving at the Statehouse, it was exactly the view I expected…in a really positive predictability.

Ohio’s Statehouse was lined with people of various races using different things to express their outrage.

Amongst this…exists a euphoria from a group of people rising to the occasion of history.

Some marched with signs and chanted.  Some road in pickups and waved signs.

I was really into the group of young black kids stunting on Dirtbikes like they were from Philadelphia.

I was taking flicks and video with the idea of sharing it later.

I was flicking the statues of war heros which surround the statehouse.

A young black man walked up to me. We stated chatting.

I explained to the young man: “in history…2020’s protestors will be viewed same as people glorify these war heros. Your winning the war.”

The young man said: “Shoot a picture of me.”

I told him ‘someone found and murdered BLM protestors after 2015. I wasn’t gonna single him out for possible retribution.’

While at the protests, I made it a point to smile, and send non-threatening energy towards the cops who were watching protests.

As I said, Police had teargassed, and maced a bunch of protestors in previous weeks.

I assumed it probably felt weird to watch George Floyd’s execution and then your friends teargassing those who it bothered. Perhaps I could eleviate their defensiveness.

I went home confident something would change after this social revolution.

A few days later, I decided I wanted to drive to the Bethel Center around midnight in Northwest Columbus.

I stopped at Winterset because of flashing lights.  I looked both ways.

I was driving 10 mph across the street. A car came out of nowwhere and smashed into my car.

Airbag deployed.  The front of my car kinda dropped + crumbled.

After I realized my car was destoyed, but my body was uninjured. I was relieved.

I had several near death experiences 2018-2020. I was walking away from this one.

I calmly looked at my arms which were working, and rubbed my face. I wasn’t physically injured or bleeding.

I looked at the airbag, and then over my shoulder.

I saw the automobile that hit me was driving on the sidewalk after colliding, and finally pulled itself back onto Henderson Rd and was quickly out of site.

I unbuckled my seatbelt and got out of my automobile.

I looked at my car’s demolished front end, inflated airbag and sighed.

A group of people who I quicky found out were Russians had witnessed the accident at the intersection of Henderson, and Winterset.

I chatted with the Russians.

A man in his driveway approached the Russians, and me.

He inquired of my safety. He fiddled with his phone for a second.

His garage camera recorded our collision.

We exchanged information. I was emailed video footage of the wreck after he pulled it from an app.

We called the cops.

I called Geico to report the accident and to tow my car.

The cops and the Broad and James towing guy worked quietly while the Russians chatted.

It was a calm.

The tow truck guy was a young black dude . He was wearing work attire which were simple and stylish. The young worker’s fade added to the fact, he looked like he could survey a wreck, and complete a job.

The cops wrote down my report, and watched the video footage.

The officers shared an understanding that the car that hit me was legally at fault, their car was speeding, and fled an accident.

Once I realized I wasn’t being blamed for car running into me, and leaving the scene of an accident. I was relieved.

I asked about their day.

Their response:

‘Have you seen the news…2020 is a bad year for cops.’

I told them I appreciated them. I asked them if anyone had robbed a gas station , or was involved in some sort of theft which would require speeding.

There weren’t any leads or explanation why that car was driving so fast & ignoring traffic signals .

I took a walk for a second just to look @ Russians, cops, and a young working man kinda peacefully exist after so much drama during previous 5 years.

I needed to look at this from a distance.

Once my car was fully ready to be removed, I asked the cops if I needed to sweep the road of debris. They said no.

The tow truck driver had put my bumper in the front seat area of the car

The tow truck driver dropped me + my car off at my building.

I only had liability insurance. I sold the car to a junk yard so I could buy food.

I didn’t really tell anyone about this accident.

Between the protests, and the November 3rd election…I didn’t want to scare people from protesting and voting.

November 4th, Democracy Now ran a story about an Isreali spyware firm which was involved with the tracking, and murdering of government officials, activists, and journalists.

I figured out a logistic in a repeated experience.

Apple is suing the Israeli Spyware Company because Apple wants people to feel safe using cell phones.

This dictated 2021 because I didn’t own a car, and people didn’t know I was almost killed. When anything disappointing occurred I was just like…’I shouldn’t have to tell everyone I was almost killed several times to receive basic human respect, and honesty.’

With that said:

George Floyd’s murderer was convicted.

Ahmued Arbery’s murderers were convicted.

Daunte Wright’s murderer was convicted.

5 years back. 10 years back. Rodney Kings ago….police who violently attacked and often killed Black People weren’t convicted.

2021 was a change for the better.

Joyce Beatty was named the Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2021.

Joyce Beatty is the Representative of my neighborhood district 3 in Columbus, Ohio in the United States Of America Congress.

Wes Flexner’s 2021 End of Year Stuff

Wes Flexner: Columbus Free Press 2021

Wes Flexner’s North American College + Community Radio Charts 2021 Favorites
wesflexner@wesflexner.com

“2021 started correctly with the reissue of Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” reminding us of the entire history of Hip Hop.
2021 results:
Hip Hop decided KRS-1, and the Lox would headline Barclay’s Center.
Griselda said: ‘we said raw rap was still running things. Y’all ever heard Marshall Mathers.
He sold some rap records.’
Common, Rhymesayers, and RTJ keep proving 90’s CMJ events saw potential.
Tyler, the Creator was like: ‘I will rap over Roy Ayers.’
Hip Hop’s music said: ‘Hip Hop dealt with the 500 Years of racism, the Crack Epidemic, LA Riots, 911, George Floyd and COVID.
People can listen to rap, and realize sometimes the world doesn’t work correctly.’
Turnstile released the year’s most exciting rock album….
Turnstile likes rap….2021 was a really good year to like Rap.”

Turnstile- Mystery
KRS – One – Knock Em Out
Conway the Machine ft. Ludacris w JID – Scatterbrain
Styles P w Havoc – Nightmares 2 Dreams
Tyler, The Creator – Sir Baudelaire
Evidence – Where Do We Go From Here
Aesop Rock + Blockhead – Garbology
Atmosphere ft. AesopRock w MF Doom- Barcade
RZA ft. DJ Scratch – Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater
Grafh ft. Sheek Louch w Ransom – Valid

Wes Flexner’s Rock N Roll Show
7pm Wednesday
BSA Hip Hop
7pm Thursday
Curfew
11pm Saturday

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Sexy Saturdays 12/27/2021

The Curfew
11pm
Saturdays
hosted by wesflexner
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Patrick Paige – The Curfew
Nas w Asap Rocky w DJ Premier – Wave Godz
Andre 3000 Player’s Ball
Dr. Dre w Slim Shady – Gospel
Conway the Machine w JID w Ludacris – Scatterbrain
Robert Anton Wilson – I’m Optimistic
Too Short – Freaky Tales
Too Short – Life is Too Short
Freaky Franz – I’m A Freak
Turnstile – Sailin
Tyler, the Creator – Massa
Federal Reserve w Dame Dash w Juelz Santana w Cam’ron w Atrak – Dips
RZA w Flatbush Zombies – Plug Addicts
Atmosphere w Aesoprock w MF Doom – Barcade
Las Bachas – Con La Pena
Styles P w Havoc – Hymn Him

BSA Hip Hop 12/23/2021

BSA Hip Hop
7pm thurz
Host by Wes Flexner
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Earl Sweatshirt – 2010
Heresy – Da Call Out
rip bell hooks
bell hook’s significance around campus was felt if your from Columbus, Ohio. The revered thinker was a Distinguished Scholar in residence from 2012-2013 @ Ohio State.

I saw bell hooks speak at Ohio State.
bell hooks was an essence of feminist critical theory delivered from a feeling of genuine love. She taught that sexism + racism were often intertwined and I understood these things as negative for everyone….
Black Star are Talib Kweli and Mos Def – Brown Skin Lady
JCole w Cam’ron – 95 South
BSA Hip Hop replayed our Kool Herc segment.
KRS One – Knock Em Out
Conway the Machine w Jid w Ludacris – Scatterbrain
http://www.wcrsfm.org/content/wes-flexners-nacc-2021-10-favorite-records
Styles P w Havoc – Nightmares 2 Dreams
RZA + Flatbush Zombies – Plug Addicts
Tyler, The Creator – Sir Baulderaire
Turnstile – Mystery Late Night W Seth Myers
Atmosphere w Aesop Rock w MF Doom – Barcade
Black Lives Matter by Hery BSA
If you live Washington Beach/North Sohud/North Campus…u get my dude’s 2020 installation. I am missing a fotograff of his Holzer- MLK Jr – Duchampian commentary . It seems I didn’t flick it while eating my food last year.
Last year’s police murders’ illustrate something we all understand…+ part of bell hook’s message.
Common – A Beautiful Chicago Kid

Wes Flexner’s TV Christmas Special

Wes Flexner’s Christmas TV Special
Saturday 11pm
92.7 / 98.3
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RJD2- Mad Men Live
Young Dolph + Paper Route – South Memphis RugRats
Mark Mothersbaugh – I Don’t Own A Christmas
RZA Christmas
Black Keys Saturday Night Live
RZA – Flatbush Zombies – Plug Addicts
Mark Mothersbaugh – Archer 111
Jimmy Fallon -Atomic Bomb! Band – Fantastic Man
Some People Call me Maurice w Cee Lo w Ludacris – Sugar Gimme Some
I don’t own a tv because I was socialized in Kill Your Television communities.
I visit sports bars because it’s interesting sometimes.
I like a room full of people excited about something as a community event.
We are listening to my friend’s bands late night performances because I usually watch
from bars.
People bustling with excitement is similar to the Holidaze’s Fervor.
I don’t tell those working or drinking: ‘friends are playing Saturday Night Live’ unless I know the barkeeper which implies a familiarity with my life..
I like feeling reactions of people who are excited.
I consider this community.
Turnstile – Mystery Late Night With Seth Meyers
Mark Mothersbaugh – Christmas