So I had the brilliant idea to sub for James/Corey on Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 3-6am in the middle of the week. In some ways, it was the worst idea possible because of the total lack of sleep that I've had this entire week. In some ways it was great, because it forced me to go to bed at a reasonable hour.
|Orson Welles, y'all.|
Something that I tried to do intentionally this time around was to keep long tracks playing without layering them constantly. I definitely layered tracks, and those were very special moments, but I reigned in my musical-ADD to account for how the listener would perceive changes in a set. For me, 4 minutes may seem like a long time, and it may feel that I need to change songs sooner, or layer something so that the listener doesn't get bored...but really it's just ME who is trying not to get bored. I think I need to learn how to relax and let music do its own job.
Here's the list!
[Artist: Song - Album]
- Adjust: Escape from Detroit - Adjust
- Angel Villoldo: El Choclo - The Tango Project
- Illogic featuring Blueprint: Intro+The Only Constant - Celestial Clockwork
- Catalyst: Athene - The Complete Recordings vol. 2
- Red Red Meat: Variations on Nadia's Theme - Bunny Gets Paid
- Caroline: Winter - Caroline
- Orson Welles: War of the Worlds (original broadcast)
- Brizbomb: 070510AT05 - Radio Promo
- Alban Berg Quartett: Mozart: String Quartet KV 516 in g minor - Mozart: String Quartets 3&4
- Brizbomb: 070304BP01 - Radio Promo
- Koji Kondo: Majora's Mask Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask OST
- Billie Holiday: Everything Happens to Me - The Voice of Jazz
- Prof. Debu Chaudhuri (sitar), Shafaat Ahmed Khan (tabla): Raga Desh: Alap and Jor - Prof. Debu Chaudhuri
- Animal Collective: The Purple Bottle - feels
- Old Empire: Queen City - Queen City Quandaries
- Edd Henry: Your Replacement Is Here - Eccentric Soul 009
- Errol Garner: Mistry - Sachal Jazz
- Slayer: Killing Fields - Divine Intervention
- Ectomorph: Ritmos Siniestro - Dada/Ritmo Siniestro
- Goethe: Erlkönig - YouTube
- Pía Leiva: Francisco Guayabal - Soneros de Verdad Presents: Pía Leiva
- Tokyo Police Club: Graves - Elephant Shell
- Jørgen Tjønnstaul: Urjen - Dei fyrste åra på radio
- Cat Power: The Greatest - The Greatest
- BrandonFX: "Waltz of Pain" Sad Song - Newsgrounds Audio Portal
- Kronos Quartet: Bach, Monks, and Shakespeare Meet in Water - Ghost Opera
- Küz: ? - Moist Filth
- Christopher Willits: milkweed - SMM vol. 2
- Andrew Bird: 11:11 - Bowls of Fire/The Swimming Hour
- Soviet Red Army Choir: Soviet National Anthem - Soviet/Chinese Propaganda
- Asuka Sakai: Fugue #7777 - Katamari Damacy Soundtrack
- Amanda Palmer: Creep (Hungover at Soundcheck in Berlin) - Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
- War of the Worlds: I used a Mozart quintet that my friend suggested, which was the perfect thing to layer with this. Classical music supplements spoken word so perfectly, and can add a huge depth of emotion, since classical music shifts so constantly, and is complicated emotionally itself.
- Erlkönig/Ectomorph: This is definitely one of my favorite moments. I love this poem, and I love the Schubert art song, so this was a bit of a blast from the past. The reading went oddly well with the Ectomorph song, and interestingly enough--as if the Universe was sending its regards--the end of the Ectomorph LP started skipping in a pleasant enough place for the Goethe to keep playing out, which allowed me to fade out whenever I wanted. Thanks Universe!
- Soviet National Anthem: GREAT FIND! I can't wait to play more of these. I love the sound of this, and I love that it's called "Soviet/Chinese Propaganda," because it reminds me that propaganda comes in all forms, not just visual as we are so used to.
Nicht so gut:
- Choosing Amanda Palmer right before 6am: Yeaaaaaaah, so I'm not supposed to play swear words in songs after 6am. I didn't realize how close I cut it until I played the Amanda Palmer. That is her vocabulary. Not a huge deal, but something I need to be more conscious of when I play something from my personal library.
- Majora's Theme: I can't decide whether this was good or bad, so I'm going with bad. This was a bit of a weak moment, because I wanted to fill in some space after the Mozart finished, but before I started the Billie Holiday. I thought this would go well with the theme of the broadcast, but I think it created a weak patch of thoughtlessness on my part.
- Pauses: There were a few awkward pauses, but not a big deal. The beginning one was the longest because I forgot to pay attention to how long the legal ID was.