Hey champs. I missed ya.
It's been a long weekend (both literally and figuratively), and I stupidly decided to pull an all-nighter for this radio show because a) It was fall break, b) I could, and c) I couldn't sleep anyway. Luckily I had a good friend of mine that decided to visit my radio show/hang out, which I was sooooo grateful for. It is so rare to have someone in the station with me, and it really puts me in a different place to have someone there, especially someone new.
Something that I really enjoyed that I've been doing a lot more of is actually listening to the stuff I intend to put on the air. You would think that would be a really simple thing, but sometimes I just don't do it. Sometimes I don't have time. Sometimes I think it's more fun if I don't. I think that what I've learned in the past few weeks especially is that it is DEFINITELY a good idea to cue up what I want and listen to at least 30-seconds of it. I think my show today would have been FAR less enjoyable had I not done that.
Also, here are the poems you heard on the show today, all from the book "Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke": Lament (Klage), The Last Evening (Letzter Abend), You, You Only Exist (Du nur, einzig du bist), Death (Der Tod). It's funny, but when I read this, time seems to go much slower than it actually does in my show. Interesting. Tell me if you have any suggestions for poems or short prose that I could read! I'm always looking for some.
In other news, just this week I was elected a student member to the WCBN Board of Directors!
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Also: RADIOVISION IS COMING!!! And I'm really excited. Almost this excited:
I need to plan my Halloween costume.
I need to pick outfits.
I need to make sure to do laundry before I do.
I need to remember that it's still another week away.
I need to remember it's ONLY a week away.
I need to figure out how to do live blogging.
It'll be my first time in NYC, so wish me luck. Or better yet, give me suggestions. Or better YET, meet me there. While I'm at the conference I'll be networking the hell out of everyone I meet, making lots of friends, listening to a lot of radio, going to workshops and having my mind blown, and marrying Ira Glass. If you're reading this and you're going to be there, give me a holler.
Anyway, onto the playlist.
[Artist: Song - Album]
- The Butch Thompson Trio: I'll Dance At Your Wedding - Live From St. Paul
- Sote: (track 2) - Dastgaah
- Officerfishdumplings: Six Months - Finds Your Way Home
- Deltron 3030: Positive Contact (album version - Positive Contact
- Frog Eyes: "Stockades" - Tears of the Valedictorian
- Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra: Ein Deutsches Requiem: II) Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Gedenksprüche, und Three Motets
- Concentrick: Special Elf - Tender Machines
- Lotte Lenya: "Lonely House" from Street Scene - The American Theatre Songs
- Animal Collective: Whaddit I Done - Sung Tongs
- Atmosphere: Puppets - When Life Gives you Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
- Hieroglyphic Being: Sex and Robots - Machines for Lovers LP
- Evel Knievel: Evel Speaks to the Kids - Evel Speak to the Kids
- Jay Blackton: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown etc. - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
- Black Lung: Karmageddon - The Coming Dark Age
- Kraftwerk: Franz Schubert - Trans-Europe Express
- Mysterie: Dragana i slavei - Bulgarian Women's Choir
- The Glitch Mob: How To Be Eaten By A Woman - Drink The Sea
- Solomon Burke: What Good Am I? - Make Do With What You Got
- Either/Orchestra: Odwallah - radium
- Black Angels: Yellow Elevator - Phosphene Dream
- Gipsy Kings: A Mi Manera (My Way) - Bamboleo
- Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association: Sanjo Kayageum - New York City Global Beat of the Boroughs
- Fruit Bats: The Banishment Song - Tripper
- City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich: Hamlet Act I - Hamlet and King Lear
- Prince Charming: various - Fantastic Voyage
- Skallander: Dismemberment - Skallander
- Art Pepper: Everything Happens to Me - Rediscoveries
- The Volga Choir: The Pear Tree - The Folk Songs of Old Russia
- Beck: Lonesome Tears - Sea Change
- The Meters: Stormy - Funkify Your Life
- M. Ward: Sad, Sad Song - Transfiguration of Vincent
- The Streets: Has It Come To This? - Original Pirate Material
- Yves Dueteil: A Mi-Chemin de L'Existence - Blessures d'Enfance
- Dizzy Gillespie: I Waited For You - Featuring Dizzy Gillspie
You know you love it:
- Rainer Maria Rilkeeeeeee: If you've been listening to my show, you probably know by now that I have a bit of an obsession with Rainer Maria Rilke, or at least with reading his poetry on my show. Part of it is because I have a whole book of his stuff and it's easy to pick up and bring with me. Part of it is because I really love speaking German. Part of it is that it's just really beautiful.
- The Layering: I will call it such because there was no other layering in the show besides this I think, and it was rather extended, and rather epic, if I do say so myself.
- Officerfishdumplings: This song was something I really enjoyed listening to once I listened to my show objectively in iTunes, but at the time I don't think I paid much attention. This balanced out the beginning of my set really nicely, and I think I'll probably go back to the station and rip it.
- My speaking voice: I am so sorry if I sounded like a zombie during this show. I got maybe a 30-minute nap before my show, and I wasn't having the best of nights. Hopefully that doesn't make a difference!
- Not really feeling some of the songs: Yeah, so generally I really liked the show, but for some reason (possibly lack of sleep), I was pretty angry with how my selections were coming. My normal routine is to just grab things with funny names and/or covers from various genres around the station, but my luck was just not with me, multiple times. I think ultimately it came across far better than I thought, because I listened to SO MUCH MUSIC while other songs were playing to make sure that I didn't play something horrible.
- Lonely House: I love Lotte Lenya. Let me just say that now so there's NO confusion. I am in love with her and we have a small flat in Manhattan with a cat. But I really wanted to hear her sing some German Kurt Weill songs, not English. Rawr.
Seriously guys, tell me what you think. Do you like what I play? Does it make you want to dry heave? Do you hate my blog layout? Would you like to see a re-design? Do you hate downloading 3-hour files? Don't like/understand my video game references? Tell me what you need and I will do it.