Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special featured the new album by Jeffrey & Jack Lewis, City & Eastern Songs. It’s been out for a year in the U.K, but hits the U.S. streets today. We also heard a couple of songs from the album prior, It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through. Learn more at

Today we had requests for Love, Iggy Pop, X, Modern English, Belle & Sebastian, King Missile, and something with the word “odorous” in it that I have forgotten. I just couldn’t bring myself to play the requested King Missile song, “Detachable Penis,” so we heard a delightful cover of “Still the One.”

Song I played that I like a lot these days: Nick Drake, “Way to Blue”

Band I wanted to play but couldn’t find even though the new CD’s supposed to be in primary rotation: The Sleepy Jackson

Trainee Doug is catching on quickly and I hope to have him working the board in a few weeks...we want to be sure he does well on his DJ midterm!

Be sure to check out the photo directly below this post. For some reason it makes me laugh and laugh.

Monday, September 25, 2006

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special featured two songs from the new Decemberists EP Picaresqueties, which I’m not sure is out yet, but it’s available on Napster, anyways.

Today was the first day for Doug, the Alphabet trainee. I gave him a sampling of DJ administrative tasks, including the always popular reading of the promos and public service announcements. He’s gonna be the most well-trained DJ in the universe, darn it!

Requests today included Gordon Lightfoot (second week in a row), the New York Dolls, the Cramps, and the assassination of Gordon Lightfoot. We preferred not to fulfill the last request.

Anyways, the new Jeffrey and Jack Lewis album—City & Eastern Songs—finally comes out in the states next week. I have been playing it for a year, but we’ll feature it next Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Crazy for the Blue, White, Red, and Yellow

Here’s today’s playlist.

Our Seven O’Clock Special featured the London, Broadway, and film casts, respectively, of HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical performing “Good Morning Starshine,” “Easy to Be Hard,” and “Don’t Put It Down.” Then we heard the Broadway cast doing “Don’t Put It Down,” ’cause the film version didn’t have no words.

I got some good requests today, including Feist and Peter Tosh. I couldn’t find some others, and felt inadequate.

Today I was 15 minutes late because my alarm didn’t go off. When I got into the station, I realized that the last DJ had not turned the autorotation on, which is why my alarm didn’t go off—it was tuned into the dead air on WRVU! Oh well, live and learn. Or, occasionally, just live.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Here’s today’s playlist.

The Seven O’Clock Special featured some artists I like a lot but rarely play on my show. I can’t explain it. We heard The Who (“I Can’t Explain”), Neil Young (“Expecting to Fly”), and The Clash (“Rock the Casbah”).

My new showtime for the fall semester is Tuesdays from 6-8 a.m. Except next week I will be doing both Tuesday AND Thursday mornings, because I’m pushy like that. Actually I am filling in for my friend Walt, whose show College Music 101 is now on Thursday mornings.

I appreciate your, the listener’s, continued support even though I am occasionally like a chicken with its head cut off, except that I am alive. (poor chicken) (poor listener)