Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Radiozilla #2 - 1/1/12


That's Zilla for "HEY I LOVE YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR!" 

This set seemed really tight to me. I really liked what I was playing, the transitions were good, and I felt like I was constantly busy doing something, which is good for an hour show. Something I realized about myself while DJing Radiozilla is that as far as an hour show is concerned, I never want to play anything that's too downbeat. Almost all of these tracks are upbeat, or at least have some sort of pulse underneath. I almost played some avant-garde Japanese stuff (you know, no beat, no key, etc.) but I just couldn't do it.

It's always a funny balance of playing my personal library and the WCBN library. For the most part I try to play as much WCBN music as possible, since everything's so good here, but when it comes to specialty shows, a large part of me starts to scream, "Hey! Listen to this! Isn't this cool! I have cool music too!" Especially with Japanese music this is true, because I used to listen to it a lot, so I have all these bands floating in my head that we just don't have in the library. Because of how tight the set turned out, I'm inclined to think that I made a good decision today, but it's something that I want to be careful not to get comfortable with.

Also, here's the translation for Onaji yoru, if you're interested. Romaji, Kanji, and English are all there. 

[Artist: Song - Album]
  1. Plastics: Robot - Plastics
  2. Polysics: Walky Talky - Now is the time!
  3. Yoshida Brothers: Morricone - III
  4. Fantastic Plastic Machine: Bon Voyage + L'aventure Fantastique - The Fantastic Plastic Machine
  5. TM Revolution: MID-NITE WARRIORS - triple joker
  6. Lab Life: World Wide Love Song - Japan Not For Sale vol. 2
  7. Shiina Ringo: Onaji yoru - Muzai Moratorium
  8. Suppa Micro Pamchopp: Maimerodii - Obake
  9. Yohihito Yano, Saki Kabata: Lonely Rolling Star - Katamari Damacy OST
  10. Akiko Yano: Soredakede Ureshii (That's All It Takes) - Piano Nightly
  11. Makoto Kawamoto: 1/2 - Rurouni Kenshin: The Best Theme Collection
  12. Uzume Taiko: Chirashi - Chirashi
  13. Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts: Ask DNA - Cowboy Bebop OST
  14. Dog Hair Dressers: Orange Juice - Japan For Sale
  15. Junichi Masuda: The Road to Cerulean from Mt. Moon - Pokemon OST
  16. Nobuo Uematsu, Junya Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu: Chocobo Jam - Final Fantasy X OST
Japan For Sale:
  1. Pokemon: What better way to start the New Year than with some motivation video game music? No way, that's what.
  2. Plastics: This is one of the few Japanese rock LPs in the library I think, so I'm happy to play it for you. I really like it actually, so maybe I'll play it on my freeform show sometime.
  3. Shiina Ringo: This song is near and dear to my heart, and I'm very happy to share it with you. It tends to break hearts, so watch out. 
Japan Not For Sale:
  1. Too much from comp?: I'm not sure about this, but I played quite a few from my personal library, which I don't normally do. It's not that I didn't have enough CDs--I had more than enough, believe you me--but I really wanted to share some of these tracks with you for this show. Nevertheless, I'm wondering whether it was a good thing. What do you think?
Thanks for listening to the New Year's Marathon, brought to you by Freestailo, Inc. We hope to be serving you in the near future. 

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