Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Playlist 4.29.08 Last Show of the Semester

Hour 1: Currents

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA
2. Gong Linna "Beautiful Red Flower" Chinese Folk Songs (2008) Arc Music
3. Jucifer "To The End" L'Autricienne (2008) Relapse
4. the Sword "Lords" Gods Of The Earth (2008) Kemado
5. the Magnetic Fields "California Girls" Distortion (2008) Nonesuch
6. Cadence Weapon "Real Estate" Afterparty Babies (2008) ANTI-
7. Black Mountain "Wucan" In The Future (2008) Jagjaguwar
8. Fuck Buttons "Colors Move" Street Horrsing (2008) ATP Recordings
9. Black Spade "Good Crazy" To Serve With Love (2008) Om Records
10. the Breeders "Mountain Battles" Mountain Battles (2008) 4AD
11. Origin "Finite" Antithesis (2008) Relapse
12. Crystal Castles "Untrust Us" Crystal Castles (2008) Last Gang

Hour 2: Classic/Favorites

13. Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" Talking Heads '77 (1977) Sire - Final Talking Heads Song Of The Week
14. Refused "New Noise" The Shape Of Punk To Come (1998) Burning Heart
15. Isolée "Beau Mot Plage" Rest (2000/2005) Playhouse
16. Os Mutantes "Desculpe, Babe" A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (1970) Polydor
17. Xinlisupreme "Amaryllis" Tomorrow Never Comes (2002) Fat Cat Records
18. Pavement "Loretta's Scars" Slanted & Enchanted (1992/2002) Matador
19. the Blood Brothers "Meet Me At The Waterfront After The Social" March On Electric Children (2002) Three One G
20. Matmos "Regicide" or "For The Trees" The Civil War (2003) Matador
21. YKK "Portabella" -no album- (2002) -no label-
22. Hüsker Dü "Hare Krsna" Zen Arcade (1984) SST
23. Can "Sing Swan Song" Ege Bamyasi (1972) Mute
24. Björk "Mouth's Cradle" Medúlla (2004) Elektra

Wow, the last show, huh? It went by so quickly. I'm gonna miss doing it over the summer. I'll have so much music and no forum for promoting it... and good stuff in the studio that no one else seems to play won't get played, cause I'll be gone...unless I listen over the summer and make request, which I probably will.

Things went well during the show, no explosions or technical difficulties. I've really learned a lot about DJing over the course of the semester and I think I've improved a lot in my skills.

I really liked the playlist for tonight, a good mix of stuff. So many favorites and great new music that I'll keep listening to this summer. I really gotta check out that Crystal Castles album. That band is finally winning me over (I didn't like them at first, it sounded too video-game-y).

It was good to play some Can again. Can rules.

And that Chinese Folk Song thing from Gong Linna RULED. It's so pretty and interesting. I think it was the first Chinese artist on the show. Hopefully, I'll learn some more about Chinese music over the summer, cause now I'm really interested.

I think I'll try to blog over the summer, maybe once a week, like the show and all. I can't wait to pick up the new Portishead album tomorrow. I think I will write a review of it, provided it inspires me to verbosity.

I wonder what band I'll do for next semester's "of the week" thing. I'll have to contemplate it for a while.

Good night all.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Playlist 4.22.08

Hour -1

0. the Sword "The White Sea" Gods Of The Earth (2008) Kemado

Hour 1

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA
2. Lightning Bolt "2 Towers" Wonderful Rainbow (2003) Load Records
3. the Mountain Goats "Dance Music" The Sunset Tree (2005) 4AD
4. Caribou "After Hours" Andorra (2007) Merge
5. Cursive "Into The Fold" Happy Hollow (2006) Saddle-Creek
6. Enon "Labyrinth" Grass Geysers...Carbon Clouds (2007) Touch & Go
7. MF Doom w/ Angelika and 4ize "Guinnesses" MM...Food? (2004) Rhymesayers
8. Von Südenfed "Fledermaus Can't Get It" Tromatic Reflexxions (2007) Domino
9. Earth "Seven Angels" Earth 2 (1993) Sub Pop - In Honor Of Earth Day

Hour 2

10. Talking Heads "Houses In Motion" Remain In Light (1980) Sire - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
11. Baroness "Isak" The Red Album (2007) Relapse12. Solà Akingbolà "Boya Iro Ni" Routes To Roots: Yoruba Drums From Nigeria (2008) Arc Music
13. Meshuggah "Pineal Gland Optics" ObZen (2008) Nuclear Blast
14. the Soft Boys "I Wanna Destroy You" Underwater Moonlight (1980/2001) Matador
15. Uusitalo "Tulenkantaja" Tulenkantaja (2006) Huume Recordings
16. Kylesa "Identity Defined" Time Will Fuse Its Worth (2006) Prosthetic
17. Black Spade "Evil Love" To Serve With Love (2008) Om Records
18. Boris "Akuma No Uta" Akuma No Uta (2003) Southern Lord
19. Man Man "The Ballad Of Butter Beans" Rabbit Habit (2008) ANTI-
20. the Streets "What Is He Thinking?" A Grand Don't Come For Free (2004) Vice

Man, so man troubles this week. Not having the CDs I was planning on playing in the studio... there was a good bit of improvisation this week. But the timing and such worked out really well. I know that Streets song had some FCC violations... some of the words were censored and others were not censored, very odd. And the headphones in the studio are messed up, one side not working, dang. Surprisingly, the technology cooperated really well, though.

Wow, next week is the last show of the semester, I'm kind of sad. On the one hand, no more shows until next semester, but, however, I'll have a lot of time to listen to new music over the summer and I don't have to plan shows, so less responsibility. But I'm still sad :( <--see the sadness! Emoticons!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

This is GENIUS

I found this clip via The Deciblog.

Note: I do not support Barack Obama, or voting, or the US Government, or Twisted Sister.

I just the pun.

Playlist 4.15.08

Hour 1

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA
2. Isolée "Do Re Mi" Wearemonster (2005) Playhouse
3. Godflesh "Head Dirt" Streetcleaner (1989) Earache
4. Paint It Black "Labor Day" Paradise (2005) Jade Tree
5. Fuck Buttons "Sweet Love For Planet Earth" Street Horrrsing (2008) ATP Recordings
6. Black Spade "Love's Right Here" To Serve With Love (2008) Om Records
7. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks "Elmo Delmo" Real Emotional Trash (2008) Matador
8. Dismember "No Honor In Death" Untitled (2008) Regain Records
9. PJ Harvey "The Devil" White Chalk (2007) Island
10. DNA "Egomaniac's Kiss" DNA On DNA (2004) No More Records
11. Solà Akingbolà "Olukumi" Routes To Roots: Yoruba Drums From Nigeria (2008) Arc Music
12. Mouse On Mars "Juju" Autoditacker (1997) Too Pure Records

Hour 2

13. Talking Heads "Take Me To The River" More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) Sire - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
14. Dizzee Rascal "Dream" Showtime (2004) XL Recordings
15. Enon "Collette" Grass Geysers...Carbon Clouds (2007) Touch & Go
16. Grupo Macarena "Tengo Tengo" Gypsy Flamenco (2007) Arc Music
17. Mission Of Burma "Outlaw" Signals, Calls, And Marches (1981/2008) Matador
18. Battles "Atlas" Mirrored (2007) Warp
19. Black Mountain "Queens Will Play" In The Future (2008) Jagjaguwar
20. Ellen Allien & Apparat "Turbo Dreams" Orchestra Of Bubbles (2006) BPitch Control
21. Born Against "Mound The Pavement" Patriotic Battle Hymns (2003) Kill Rock Stars
22. Black Dice "Kokomo" Load Blown (2007) Paw Tracks
23. Tomoe-Ryu Yutakadaiko "Taiko - Bayashi" Japanese Drums (2007) Arc Music
24. Mountain Goats "Pale Green Things" The Sunset Tree (2005) 4AD

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I forgot to mention that Mouse On Mars song on the air. A shame, because it is such a great song and a great group. MOM rules.

I was going to play Caribou instead of Black Dice, cause I found some excellent Caribou track, but the CD was not in the studio. I think someone was borrowing it, it's usually there. Perhaps next week?

Interesting note: in the studio, we have two copies of the Matmos record The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast. One in the 'indie' section, the other in the 'rpm/ige' section. I think it belongs in the latter section, though if we were to have any Matmos album x2, it should be The Civil War. I think it's my favorite Matmos album, but it's a tough choice since Matmos is the bomb like no other.

More death metal??!!?!?! Very odd for me. Death metal is probably one of the most difficult genres for me to get into since all the growling/grunting is very goofy and hard to take seriously for some reason. Screaming, no problem, I'm from the punk rock line of things and we like screaming and barking and yelling. But those grunts in the DM? Yuck. But I'm coming around to it, especially because there is so much good in death metal -- solos, solos, um, guitar tones? Tech stuff, yeah, I guess. Pretty much all the guitar fun. If I wanted sweet drumming, I'd listen to tech metal, i.e. Meshuggah. Meshuggah is the bomb. Will play Mes. next week. I'm thinking of doing another metal hour because there is so much good metal out there, new or otherwise. I have access to so much excellent metal and am always looking for new metallic goodness.

I am so tired right now. Why am I still awake? I need to sleep, but I just keep typing. So much to do 'tomorrow' and need sleep, sleep is good, 4am....

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Playlist 4.8.08

Hour 1

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "My Little Underground" Psychocandy (1985) WEA
2. Black Dice "Drool" Load Blown (2007) Paw Tracks
3. Aesop Rock "Citronella" None Shall Pass (2007) Def Jux
4. Cursive "The Road To Financial Stability" The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song (1998) Saddle Creek
5. Black Mountain "Tyrants" In The Future (2008) Jagjaguwar
6. Talking Heads "Cities" Fear Of Music (1979) Sire - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
7. Fuck Buttons "Ribs Out" Street Horrsing (2008) ATP Recordings
8. Solà Akingbolà "Witch Dance" Routes To Roots: Yoruba Drums From Nigeria (2008) Arc Music
9. Meshuggah "Combustion" ObZen (2008) Nuclear Blast
10. Jucifer "Champ De Mars" L'Autricienne (2008) Relapse
11. Black Spade "Not For The Bullshit" To Serve With Love (2008) Om Records

Hour 2

12. Origin "Wrath Of Vishnu" Antithesis (2008) Relapse
13. the Flaming Lips "The Spiderbite Song" The Soft Bulletin (1999) Warner Bros.
14. Matmos "Spondee" A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (2001) Matador
15. the Mountain Goats "Broom People" The Sunset Tree (2005) 4AD
16. Xinlisupreme "Murder License" Neinfuturer (2007) -no label-
17. the Velvet Underground "I Heard Her Call My Name" White Light/White Heat (1968/1996) Verve/Polygram
18. Aphex Twin "Curtains" Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 (1994) Warp
19. the Blood Brothers "Six Nightmares At The Pinball Masquerade" Burn, Piano Island, Burn (2003) Artist Direct
20. Elliott Smith "Angeles" Either/Or (1997) Kill Rock Stars
21. the Magnetic Fields "Til The Bitter End" Distortion (2008) Nonesuch
22. John Coltrane "Locomotion" Blue Train (1957/1996) Blue Note

This show was probably the most calm and problem-free one of the whole semester. No technical trouble, no wrong tracks, not too much dead air as far as I can tell, not too much babbling or messing up with the talking, etc. It was fun show, a good selection this week. I was really feelin' the metal tracks this week, I'll probably play more of those artists again next week and more metally goodness, maybe some Pelican or Sunn O)))? I need to own more Sunn O))) albums.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Playlist 4.6.08: Mutated Version Of The Women In Music Show

Hour 1

1. Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl" Pussy Whipped, Kill Rock Stars

2. Ellen Allien "Wish" Berlinette, BPitch Control

3. PJ Harvey "Broken Harp" White Chalk, Island

4. Sleater-Kinney "One More Hour" Dig Me Out, Kill Rock Stars

5. Nico "Ari's Song" The Marble Index, Elektra

6. the Gathering "Strange Machines" Mandylion, Century Media

7. Melt-Banana "Pigeons On My Eyes" Scratch Or Stitch, Skin Graft

8. the Breeders "Metal Man" Pod, 4 AD

9. Erase Errata "High Society" Other Animals, Troubleman Unlimited

10. Björk "5 Years" Homogenic, Elektra

11. the Evens "Around The Corner" The Evens, Dischord

12. Os Mutantes "O Relógio" Os Mutantes, Polydor

13. Joanna Newsom "Sawdust & Diamonds" Ys, Drag City

Hour 2

14. M.I.A. "Sunshowers" Arular, XL Recordings/Interscope

15. Cibo Matto "Sugar Water" Viva! La Woman, Warner Bros

16. Pretty Girls Make Graves "Something Bigger, Something Brighter" The New Romance, Matador

17. Cat Power "Good Woman" You Are Free, Matador

18. Yoshida Tatsuya & Fujii Satoko "Westerlies" Erans, Tzadik

19. Shannon Wright "Absentee" Maps Of Tacit, Quarterstick

20. Denali "Run Through" The Instinct, Jade Tree

21. My Bloody Valentine "To Here Knows When" Loveless, Creation Records

22. Edith Piaf "L'Accordéoniste" Trentième Anniversaire, EMI Music France

23. Portishead "Pedestal" Dummy, Polygram Records

24. Neko Case "Margaret Vs. Pauline" Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, ANTI-

25. Mira Calix "Skin With Me (Andrea Parker Remix)" Prickle, Warp Records

This show was really fun to do. It's weird having sort of a theme to go by, but it was still pretty diverse and I really liked the selection.

I don't know why there is double spacing up there.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I will be substituting for another DJ this Sunday, April 6, 2008, from 4-6pm.

I will be featuring women in music from various genres, sort of a mutated version of the show that is usually on (I Enjoy Being A Girl: The Women In Music Show).
I'll post a playlist for it later that day.

There will be Blood Björk.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Playlist 4.1.08

Hour 1

1. the Jesus And Mary Chain "You Trip Me Up" Psychocandy (1985) WEA - April Fools!
2. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks "Wicked Wanda" Real Emotional Trash (2008) Matador
3. Isis "Holy Tears" Holy Tears Single (2008) Ipecac
4. Fuck Buttons "Bright Tomorrow" (2008) ATP/R
5. Jucifer "To Earth" L'Autricienne (2008) Relapse
6. Solà Akingbolà "Seegesi Olooya" Routes To Roots: Yoruba Drums From Nigeria (2008) Arc Music
7. the Sword "How Heavy This Axe" Gods Of The Earth (2008) Kemado
8. Mission Of Burma "Learn How" Vs. (1982/2008) Matador
9. Disfear "The Cage" Live The Storm (2008) Relapse
10. Dub Trio "Agonist" Another Sound Is Dying (2008) Ipecac
11. the Magnetic Fields "Three Way" Distortion (2008) Nonesuch

Hour 2

12. Swans "Blackmail" Children Of God (1987/2003) Young God Records
13. J Dilla "Don't Cry" Donuts (2006) Stones Throw
14. os Mutantes "Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour" Os Mutantes (1968) Polydor
15. Burial "Shell Of Light" Untrue (2007) Hyperdub
16. Hella "1-800-Ghost-Dance" Hold Your Horse Is (2002) 5 Rue Christine
17. Frank Zappa "What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?" We're Only In It For The Money (1968) Rykodisc
18. Talking Heads "Artists Only" More Songs About Buildings And Food" (1978) - Talking Heads Song Of The Week
19. Minor Threat "Seeing Red" Complete Discography (1989) Dischord
20. Fugazi "Styrofoam" Repeater + 3 Songs (1990) Dischord
21. the Evens "All These Governors" The Evens (2005) Dischord
22. Fugazi "Blueprint" Repeater + 3 Songs (1990) Dischord
23. Hüsker Dü "I'll Never Forget You" Zen Arcade (1984) SST
24. Dizzee Rascal "Respect Me" Showtime (2004) XL
25. Converge "Versus" No Heroes (2006) Epitaph
26. Black Dice "Roll Up" Load Blown (2007) Paw Tracks

Things went mostly well. There were some problems with the PSAs on the computer, but I guess all the PSAs have some sort of "important moral" message, which makes it OK to at least play one of them? Maybe? Still fulfills the whole "serving the community" aspect of the station. But! People need to know about
mercury poisoning!

I was going to play this hilarious Pirate Metal band called
Alestorm today, but the CD we have in the studio only has a clip from the song I planned on playing ("Mead And Wenches"). Sad, but true. It was supposed to be an April Fools thing, but it did not turn out as I planned, which is the reason for that link up there. ^

I totally messed up with the first Fugazi song! I cued up the wrong track, then interrupted it with the right one. Sorry, ya'll. And the second one happened completely randomly, it was improvised!

I also messed up with the Converge track by pressing the button on the wrong CD player. Whoops.

To my credit, I was multi-tasking a lot at the time of my mistakes, talking and such.