I felt a bit like a robot this morning when I went to the station, which I think was perhaps a good thing seeing as how my set turned out. I quite literally felt like a well-oiled machine, and only had a few flub ups. I also had a few listeners call in just to tell me how much they liked the show.
During the course of this set, I tried to purposely choose shorter tracks so that I could create a higher variety in a smaller amount of time than I usually do. I think it worked, since I normally don't have 42 songs on my playlists. I also felt that I was kept more alert by putting a small restriction on myself. And when I needed to, I would simply put on a longer track so that I would have time to go search for more albums. I think that I will try similar exercises to keep myself conscious of my decisions when I DJ.
As a side note, I will be DJing for College Radio Day in the Diag from roughly 11:40am-12pm. If you want some more information, check out this blog post I wrote for the station. There will be a lot of buzz going on, with flyers being handed out, crafts, live bands, and hopefully a gorilla suit. But to the list!
[Artist: Song - Album]
- Os Mutantes: Panis et circenses - Os Mutantes
- GD Luxxe: Cold Mines - The 21st Door
- Marvin Gaye: It's Madness - Dream of a Lifetime
- Enno Voorhorst: J.S. Bach: Partita in A minor, GWV 1013 - Guitar Transcription
- Herbie Hancock: Minuit aux Champs-Elysées - Round Midnight Soundtrack
- Sam Roberts: Bridge to Nowhere - Chemical City
- Flying Lotus: Pickled! - Cosmogramma
- Florence + The Machine: Hospital Beds - Kiss With A Fist/Hospital Beds LP
- The Peasall Sisters: Fair and Tender Ladies - Home to You
- Femi Kuti: Truth Don Die - shoki shoki
- Celestial Navigations: Atlantis - Chapter V
- Europa: Quien Soy Yo - La ultima emotion!
- The Girls at Dawn: WCK - The Girls at Dawn
- Animal Collective: Derek - Strawberry Jam
- Cabarute: A Primera Vista - New York Tango Trio
- Hamster Theatre: A Reluctant Farewell - Carnival Detournement
- The Gyoto Monks: Guhyasamaja Tantra, Chapter II - Tibetan Tantric Choir
- Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh: (multiple tracks) - Conversations with The Countess of Castiglione
- Eddie Greensleeves: The Big Jack Kennedy Mansion - Humorous Folk Songs
- The Crystal Method: High Roller - Vegas Delux Edition
- The Doors: I Looked At You - The Doors
- Regurgitate: Putrid Serenity - Sickening Bliss
- Matthew Dear: Huggy's Parade, Good Girl - Backstroke
- Hyenas in the Desert: Album Radio Edit - Can You Feel It
- Bellemou & Benfissa: Li Maandouche L'Auto (The Man Who Doesn't Own A Car) - 1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground
- Romero: Sieston - Cuban Jazz Funk
- Geraldine Brookes/Blanche Yurka/Hurd Hatfield: Scenes from Romeo and Juliet - Scenes from Romeo and Juliet
- Ella Fitzgerald: Basin Street Blues - Jazz at the Philharmonic
- LJ Booth: Light of the Pearl - The Road That Leads Me Home
- Yolocamba I Tá: Popurri - Cara Cruz
- Hercules and Love Affair: Classique #2 - Hercules and Love Affair
- Francine: Uninstall - 28 Plastic Blue Versions of Endings Without You
- Johnny Cash: Lead Me Gently Home - Hymns by Johnny Cash
- Regina Spektor: Raindrops - (unreleased demo)
- Messer für Frau Müller: Euro-Friendship - Triangle, Dot & Devil
- The Bombhappies: Many Days - OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
- Dan Collet and the Swamp Cats: J' Menuit de Toi - Gaga for Ya-Ya
- Dave Kikosi: Spacing - Dave Kikosi
- Dame Satan: World's Collide - Ghost Mansion
- The Ensemble of Shanghai Beijing Opera House: Beautiful Scene of Spring - Night Thoughts
- Reeks and the Wrecks: Blue Ballroom - Knife Hits
- Ojos de Brujo: Silencio - Techarí
- Gyoto + Castiglione: So weird, but I really liked it. I didn't do as much layering as I have done in the past, but this was a very simple, yet nicely layered moment if I do say so myself. I can't decide if I dragged it out too long or not, but I was really digging it.
- Hamster Theatre: That was a nice treat for my ears. I loved how eclectic it sounded within the album, and even within the one track I played. It was also around this time from another DJ at the station saying that they were really enjoying my set, so that was a nice boost for the ego.
- Regina Spektor: It's always a pleasure to listen to Ms. Spektor, and I usually restrain myself, but I got a request from a friend to playing anything Regina Spektor I wanted. I have a pretty deep collection of her songs, and there are so many old ones that are fantastic, but that no one hears.
- Pauses: There were about 2 or 3 times when I accidentally pulled the switch down all the way to "cue" and ended up thinking that a track was playing when actually I was the only one who could hear it. The pauses aren't terribly long, but far longer than I'm comfortable with. Perhaps next time I will need to control my zeal when pulling switches.
- Too easy?: For some reason I didn't feel the same charge of adrenaline that I normally do when I'm DJing. I can't tell if it's because I've gotten so used to it now that I don't need to be running around the station as much, or whether it's because I wasn't putting as much thought into it as normal.
- That one moment...: There was that one time where I accidentally started playing the next track of a CD that I had used earlier, just because I loaded CD 3 instead of CD2. Whoops. That level of hyperconsciousness where I don't do that is something I'm still working for.
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