Monday, April 24, 2006

Playlist for Monday, April 24

Here's today's playlist. I completely forgot to post it till this afternoon. I was too busy working. I know, you thought I just rocked out for a living, but alas, I also have a job here at Vanderbilt.

Today's Six O'Clock Special was Getz and Gilberto's "Girl From Ipanema."

Bands I liked today: Vitalic, Built to Spill, Fiery Furnaces
Bands I liked not so much: Simon Joyner (he was too darn whiny)

Today I got a request for the Moody Blues. How awesome is that. You have no idea how hard it is to resist adding, "kickin' it old school." Well, impossible, obviously.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Playlist for Monday, April 17, 2006

We listened to a lot of new stuff today. Here’s the playlist.

Today’s Six O’Clock Special featured two songs (“Benton Harbor Blues” and “Bitter Tea”) from the new Fiery Furnaces album, Bitter Tea. I love it. It’s my new favorite album of the year. My old favorite album of the year was The Life Pursuit by Belle and Sebastian. I still love them. But I’m totally into this new album right now.

Today people called in to ask about songs I played by Brian Glaze and Jeffrey Lewis.

Edward, who works at Vanderbilt, called because he hurt his back and needed to call into work but didn’t have the number. He wanted me to transfer him to the operator but I couldn’t figure out how, so I just looked the number up online and gave it to him. That was fun.

Perry has taken his hands-on and written DJ tests, but no word yet on the final results. I’m certain he did well and will be on your FM dial soon with his very own show.

Monday, April 10, 2006

"Cool Tunes for a Cool Cause"

This is neat...

Sarratt 116 (Vanderbilt main campus)
Tuesday, April 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us to help Waveland Elementary School (Waveland, Miss.) replace items that were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. Simply make your donation (minimum of $5 cash or check only) and receive a bag at the door. Then enter the room and fit as many CDs in the bag as you can and enjoy your new tunes!

CDs are from WRVU's swag box and include music from all genres, such as: Rap, hip-hop, underground rock, jazz, country and more ...

Sponsored by WRVU and Vanderbilt Student Communications

Playlist for Monday, April 10, 2006

Here’s this week’s playlist.

The theme of today’s Six O’Clock Special was “For the Children,” because just like my role model Whitney Houston, I believe that children are the future. Here’s what we heard:

  • “Boy Meets Girl,” an amusing skit w/Mel Brooks and Marlo Thomas, from 1972’s Free to Be You and Me
  • “Little Twelvetoes” from Multiplication Rock/Schoolhouse Rock
  • “I’ve Got No Strings” by the original lying wooden pseudo-boy, Pinocchio
  • “Howdy Little Newlycome” by Woody Guthrie
  • “The Unicorn” by local artist Ginger Sands
  • “Low Rider” by War (because my daughter and I learned all about low riders on an episode of the PBS show “Postcards from Buster”)

  • The new Lambchop and Danielson albums are in the station. I played a couple of songs from each.

    Danielson: A Family Movie debuted at the New York Underground Film Festival in March. It’s a documentary about, you guessed it, the Danielson Family. The event included a Q&A panel with Daniel Smith and Sufjan Stevens. Just one more reason to wish you lived in the big city. Check it out, w/photos, on Jai Agnish’s MySpace blog.

    Bands I want to learn more about:
    Pink Mountaintops, The Guillemots, and The Essex Green

    Person I wish I knew less about so I could enjoy the music more: Leonard Cohen

    Monday, April 03, 2006

    Playlist for Tuesday, April 3, 2006

    Here’s this week’s playlist.

    Today’s Six O’Clock Special was “Valley of the Shadow of Pink Floyd,” a little three-song thingy in which I played “The Nile Song” (1969), “Astronomy Domine,” (1967), and “The Final Cut” (1983). Perry had trouble believing that I actually found “Astronomy Domine” on a Waffle House jukebox somewhere in Alabama. But it’s true. I bet after I played it they went, “Hey! What the hell is that doing on there? Let’s replace it with some Keith Urban.”

    The new Flaming Lips album came out in the U.K. today. A lot of good that does us!

    Today’s “Hank and Scots” featured “Lost Highway” by Hank Williams, “Dog on Wheels” by Belle and Sebastian (my new favorite B&S song, one of their oldest, I think), and “I Love You” by Silent4, a cover of the Velvet Underground/Lou Reed song.

    I said on the radio that I’d put a link to something on my site but now I forgot what it was.

    I am also behind in returning emails. I’m sorry. I will definitely email you back.