Friday, May 27, 2011

I think she's got it!

Yay we all weren't raptured!!! Or boo we all weren't raptured???

What did you do?

 Short post... so sleepy so tired.

Quick note UCLA Jazz/Reggae Festival this Sunday and Monday. Sunday is the day I usually go and the talent this year includes Meshell Ndegeocello ( I may not know how to pronounce her name but I love her music) Quadron, and Little Dragon to name a few.

Also Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit will be at the Dylan Fest at The Bowery Room in NYC. The website notes it's a time to get drunk and celebrate Dylan's 70th. So you can slur your speech and mumble and everyone will think you're impersonating Dylan! Good Times!

Oh oh oh one more thing (I know I promised a short one) Hollywood Forever another screening this Saturday, tomorrow.

Also tomorrow Outdoor Cinema Food Fest starts here in L.A. and will be every Saturday until Sep. 3rd!!!

On to the playlist link to podcast to follow:

The Reeling - Passion Pit
The Strangers - St. Vincent
Heart In Your Heartbreak - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Villains of the Moon - Cold Cave
Just Don't (feat. Yukimi Nakano) - Raphael Saadiq
Hysteric - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fire in Freetown - K' naan
When the Sun Don't Shine - Best Coast
Penny Loafers (feat. Inara George) - Daedelus
Me + Yr Daughter - Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
Why Can't I Touch It? - Buzzcocks
Still Sound - Toro y Moi
No Cars Go - Arcade Fire

If you don't like what I play then post a comment and request! If you like what I play then post comment too! If you hate me...well you can post a comment as well but it maybe deleted after I curse you then cry about it...  

Friday, May 20, 2011

What a Week!

Between school and work this week, I am exhausted!

But today could be my last, so I'm going to go have a drink with a couple of well wishers tonight and let come what may!

Not sure if you all were aware, but it's been predicted that tomorrow is the end of the world. I'm not sure if it's been specified if that's Eastern or Pacific standard time. So to kick off the pre-apocalypse party today I played a sampling of end-of-the-world themed songs.

If the rapture does indeed take place, you won't have to worry about your soulless, heathen pets, they will be looked after by them. For a modest fee of course: 

A group of atheist willing to watch Fido if you depart. I don't remember seeing this job offered on Craigslist. Maybe it was a temp job, oh well.

And interestingly enough Fox News posted something on their website that wasn't completely hateful, but useful!

I think I could last in my apartment unharmed for a couple of days before I had to seek supplies. But it just confirms CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!! I already have my Zombie Apocalypse plan ready! I just need to save money so I can purchase a chain mail suit. Or does anyone know how to sew chain mail? Anyone? If you have time before the horde ascends may I suggest some reading. World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide both by Max Brooks. Oddly enough WWZ gives more advice on survival than the guide, things they never really cover in the movies are addressed as "personal" accounts of survival. But the guide is sound with quick and dirty steps.

If you're in the L.A. area and you haven't been obliterated, or you've been left behind then come on down to Hollywood Forever on Santa Monica Blvd and watch the Shining!

A long summer tradition in L.A. is to sit in a rich people cemetery and watch movies projected on the wall of the mausoleum. You can bring snacks and drinks, just no tall chairs! Check it out;

Here is today's playlist and the link to the podcast

Depeche Mode - Told You So
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Delays - No Ending
St. Vincent - Jesus Saves, I Spend
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Stevie Wonder - Heaven Help Us All
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
R.E.M. - It's the End of th World

Friday, May 13, 2011

Getting Better

Today wasn't so bad. I still need to work on counting down and fading out the music. I get so nervous and I don't want to mess up anyone else's slot. Oh well. 

Short blog today. I'm going to a protest rally in Downtown Los Angeles to protest further spending cuts in education. If you don't live in California, then don't move here. Granted we have the weather, but the way things are going now we won't have much else! 

Another day another day. I get so mad thinking about what our state and federal governments are doing to it's citizens.

Anywho here is the playlist for today's show and link to the podcast

Is This Love (Horn Mix) - Bob Marley
I Know You Know - Esperanza Spalding
If She Wants Me - Belle & Sebastian
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
Me and Armini - Emiliana Torrini
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
Electric Bird - Sia
Too Fake - Hockey
Daylight - Matt & Kim
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get - Morrissey
The Reeling - Passion Pit
My Favourite Book - Stars
Standing On The Shore - Empire of the Sun

Friday, May 6, 2011

You've gotta start somewhere

So I just finished my very first radio broadcast, the shaking has subsided and my stomach has returned to it's normal state. 

What a morning!!!! At first I couldn't log in to let the DJ before me know that I was in. And the most dreaded sound in radio...nothing...dead air. Screw it, I thought, I'm just going to start my broadcast without checking in, we can't have nothing playing. I started off with Black Moth Super Rainbow. I ideally I was suppose to talk over this track introducing myself and the show, but I figured I could do that later on, something was needed now to fill the void! Music playing, check, rearranged playlist so I could talk later over an instrumental, check. What do I say???? My instrumental came far too soon and I stammered a hello. But if you were listening you might of thought I was interference, my mic was soooo low! I came out as a faint whisper over the music. Roll with the punches. I still hadn't figured out what to talk about other than the music. Thank God for music. Towards the end I was able to pull it out and managed to be audible by getting right into the mic, licking it if you will. A trip to Best Buy this weekend should fix that.

I swear right afterwards I took one of those huddled-in-the-corner-rocking-myself-slowly-showers. I couldn't wash the stench of nerdy intern off. But after it was all over, and I received tips and encouragement from my fellow DJ and freshly showered, I felt better about it. I'm still a long way off from NPR, but a baby step closer.

Was my first time stressful and traumatizing? Yes! Am I planning to do it again next week? Absolutely!

Here is a playlist of my first set and link to the show!

Black Moth Super Rainbow-Smile the Day After Today
LCD Soundsystem-Someone Great
Flying Lotus-MmmmHmm (feat. Thundercat)
Flying Lotus-Tea Leaf Dancers
K'naan-Fire in Freetown
Joy Division-Love Will Tear Us Apart
Skye Edwards-Feel Good
Fujiya & Miyagi-Skinny Punk
Jazzanova-Lie (feat. Thief)
Empire of the Sun-Standing on the Shore
Best Coast-When the Sun Don't Shine
Jack Penate-Tonight's Today
Coconut Records-Nighttiming
St Vincent- We Put a Pearl in the Ground?
Michael Jackson- I Can't Help It
The Cure-Object
Tortoise-Dear Grandma and Grandpa