Thursday, April 25, 2013

No show tonight/Fund drive

Hey folks!

I don't have a show tonight due to a 24-hour jazz marathon. But feel free to tune in and donate during our two-week fund drive. We are a publicly-funded/volunteer-run station, so the only way we can stay on-air is if you call in or go online to donate a couple of bucks. Skip getting a coffee sometime this week and donate that $5 to us. We'll appreciate it a lot more than Starbucks

Monday, April 22, 2013

Playlist for 4-18-13

Hey folks,

Sorry for the delay in putting this up, but I left for Vegas Friday morning and didn't get back until yesterday afternoon. At that point, I really only had the energy to go buy a burrito and then put that burrito into my mouth. Please forgive me.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 4-18-13

(*) = New release

LAKE - Don't Give Up - Let's Build a Roof

Aberfeldy - A Friend Like You - Young Forever
French Quarter - The Cops - It's Not Just Kissing
Rocketship - Kisses Are Always Promises - A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
(*) Emperor X - Allahu Akbar - 19 Live Recordings

When I Was 12 - Explicit Content - Dear Eskimo
Dump - When U Were Mine - That Skinny Motherfucker With the High Voice
The Specials - Rudi, A Message to You - The Singles Collection
The Olivia Tremor Control - NYC-25 - Dusk At Cubist Castle

Young Marble Giants - Searching for Mr Right - Colossal Youth
Aphex Twin - Actium - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
(*) Matmos - You - The Marriage of True Minds

(*) The Knife - Without You My Life Would Be Boring - Shaking the Habitual
Dan Deacon - Oscillating Diamonds - Wish Book Vol 1
Boom Bip - Third Stream (Four Tet Remix) - Corymb
Odd Nosdam - Untitled Three - Burner

(*) Thee Oh Sees - Tunnel Time - Floating Coffin
Parts & Labor - Fractured Skies - Mapmaker
Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
(*) Akron/Family - Sand Talk - Sub Verses

Old Time Relijun - Reptilians - 2012
Tom Waits - Filipino Box Spring Hog - Mule Variations
The Blood Brothers - Set Fire to the Face on Fire - Young Machetes

Dustin Wong - Pink Diamonds - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Come along with me to a place beside the sea

Last time our band was on tour, we got to play in Olympia with Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson's band Baby Island. They were extremely nice and really talented and I wanted to support them, but our drummer and guitarist bought their last two tapes. When I got home, I wanted some of their music, and knowing they were both in the band LAKE, I picked up their "Let's Build a Roof" album. I have supported that decision ever since. The whole album packs the warm, communal familiarity of old pop vinyl, the G-rated hedonism of the Free Design, and weaves in stands of soul and rock and great horn lines to make a nice, diverse pop album. I'd say something about "several flavors of music," but...I's still all pop music. So I guess it's like....a nice chocolatier. Sure it's all chocolate, but you know there's some wonderful variety thrown in there. And even if you don't think you're familiar with this band, I can almost guarantee you've heard one of their songs in the closing credits of a fantastic TV show.

Bring the gift of beautiful pop music into your life by picking up "Let's Build a Roof" at the K Records page or through Amazon.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Playlist for 4-11-13

Hey folks,

Sorry for putting up the playlist a little late. I called in sick yesterday and didn't get around to much. Hopefully you understand.

And thank you to everyone who called in to request things! We were talking about listener requests at a KUCI DJ party last night, and we agreed that for a while, it seems, people just request whatever. Doesn't matter what kind of show you do, they want to hear X song. But when you start getting requests that make sense for your show, that means people are actually listening and it's a really good feeling. And I got a lot of really great requests on Thursday. You guys make me happy. Thanks dudes/dudettes.

Here's the playlist, complete with awesome requests from good people (feel free to comment with something you want me to play next week). :)

Things that Are Square 4-11-13

(*) = New release

White Rainbow - Pulses - Prism of Eternal Now

(*) Toro y Moi - Grown Up Calls - Anything in Return
Lullatone - Thoughts and Clouds - Plays Pajama Party Pop Pour Vous
Zammuto - Idiom Wind - Zammuto
Dntel - Fear of Corners - Life Is Full of Possibilities

(*) Matmos - Aetheric Vehicle - The Marriage of True Minds
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zampano - Silence Is Sexy
Suicide - 96 Tears - Live at CBGB's 1977
Miles Davis - Rated X - Get Up With It

Spacemen 3 - May the Circle Be Unbroken - Playing With Fire
Mogwai - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong - Rock Action
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Panic in Babylon - Aufheben (For Marisa and Jaxie in Orange, CA)
Isis - False Light - Oceanic

(*) Nails - In Exodus - Abandon All Life
Boris - Furi - Akuma No Uta
Deathspell Omega - Scorpions & Drought - Drought (For Will in Irvine, CA)
Shannon and the Clams - Toxic Revenge - Sleep Talk

(*) Thee Oh Sees - I Come From the Mountain - Floating Coffin
The King Khan & BBQ Show - Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show
No Paws - Different Dreams - Healthy Men
Veronica Falls - Teenage - Waiting for Something to Happen (For Alexi in San Diego, CA)

Built to Spill - Twin Falls Idaho - There's Nothing Wrong With Love (For Akahm in Irvine, CA)
Stornoway - The End of the Movie - Beachcomber's Windowsill

Friday, April 5, 2013

Playlist for 4-4-13

Happy friday, folks!

Did you guys know it was supposed to rain this morning? I didn't. Nor did the weather app on my phone. Which made this morning's 12 mile bike ride to work a hair less pleasant than it normally is. But it's cool. Having a stripe of Santa Ana road-dirt on your ass is a good look, right? The "just shit yourself" look is in, I heard.


Here's the playlist for last night's show. My friend Marisa joined me for her first ever time behind the mic and we played a wonderful little array of tunes. Hopefully you enjoy it.

And if you were so inclined, there's a recording of the most of the show here. Follow along at home.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 4-4-13

(*) = New release

Vic Chesnutt - You Are Never Alone - North Star Deserter

Little Wings - Whale Mountain - Magic Wand
Joanna Newsom - On a Good Day - Have One on Me
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Biomusicology - The Tyranny of Distance
(*) Emperor X - Raytracer - 19 Live Recordings

The Wedding Present - What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? - George Best Plus
Minutemen - I Felt Like a Gringo - Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
Tom Waits - Goin' Out West - Bone Machine
(*) Wire - Adore Your Island - Change Becomes Us

Alt-J - Matilda - An Awesome Wave
Man Man - Harpoon Fever (Queequeg's Playhouse) - Rabbit Habits (For Jaxie in Orange, CA)
Melvins - Let Me Roll It - Freak Puke (For Ryder in Los Angeles, CA)
Fucked Up - I Was There - David Comes to Life

Fugazi - Break - End Hits
Black Eyes - Letter to Raoul Peck - Black Eyes
Daughters - Jones from Indiana - Canada Songs
Converge - Homewrecker - Jane Doe

(*) Nails - God's Cold Hands - Abandon All Life
Lightning Bolt - Dracula Mountain - Wonderful Rainbow
Mewithoutyou - Messes of Men - Brother Sister
The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2 - The Life of the World to Come

The Ink Spots - Java Jive - The Ink Spots Sing the Java Jive (For Addie in Irvine, CA)
Andrew Bird vs Konono No1 & Sobana Mimanisa - Ohnono/Kiwembo - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers
Mulatu Astatke - Yekatit - Ethiopiques
(*) Bjork - Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix) - Bastards

(*) Matmos - You - The Marriage of True Minds