Live Life As Art
I’ve been asking around the station if anyone knew where to get this album and no one knew. I was starting to think that I dreamed it up and then it was released on iTunes on November 27th. If you are not into Christmas but you like the Eastern Sea, I still recommend it. If you are into Christmas music, this one’s a must. Start with Carol Of The Bells.
Urban Studies Play List 12/13/12
Yesterday was my last Urban Studies show on time time slot of 5-7 a.m. I think. It was a fun show and if I do in fact get a different time slot next semester I will definitely miss waking up early to create my play list, driving straight through flashing yellow traffic lights, and walking briskly across a freshly watered MLK and up the stairs to the Hearst building thursday mornings. You may be thinking waking up at 4 a.m. to create a playlist to do a show from 5-7 am sounds comparable to eating a teaspoon of cinnamon. To me, this was one of the biggest highlights of my semester. Waking at that time of day allows you to see things that most people will never see. Things like giant trucks watering the streets (to keep them clean I suppose?), sleepy men delivering newspapers at the crack of dawn, and construction workers blaring their hair metal tunes in their big white pick-ups while waiting for their gigs to start.
A song quite fitting for a last show, “Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye” by Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle, was requested by a loyal listener. David is probably my only fan. He calls in every week and makes a request. I had never heard this song before he requested it. He would call in at times when I really needed some encouragement (for example, when I would accidentally forget to turn my computer volume up and therefore the audience would here my mac’s little “blip blip blip” when I was turning it up, dead air time due to the turntables not working, and accidentally playing the same song twice). I always strived to play my listener’s requests, and when I would play David’s requests he would always say “You are such an unselfish person.” I’m not sure how true that is however, it did always make me feel good.
I tried to play a mix of my favorite songs over the semester. I included some recent favorites such as Robert Ellis’ “Cemetery”. Christmas tunes like “Alan Parson’s in a Winter Wonderland” by Grandaddy and “Carol of the Bells” by The Eastern Sea brought in some holiday cheer. Note: this play list is a little short due to technical difficulties during the show which made it nearly impossible to update the playlist.
Manchester Kishi Bashi Buzzsessions
So Simple So True The Spring Standards Honey I’m Home
Alan Parson’s in a Winter Wonderland Grandaddy
It’s a Cool, Cool Christmas
Central Cemetery The Eastern Sea Plague
Cemetery Robert Ellis Photographs
The Gaudy Side of Town Gayngs Relayted
Fire Sleepin’ Frank Smith Before You Were Born
Boomerang Miniature Tigers Buzzsessions
Red Metal Rescue Marmalakes Even Clothed
Don’t Move Phantogram Nightlife
Sleep Forever Crockodiles Sleep Forever
Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Stretch Building Bamboo Towa Tei Last Century Modern
Everything Is Burned Mesita The Coyote
I Am A Poseur X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents
Audacity of Huge Simian Mobil Disco Temporary Pleasure
Telepathic L’Altra Telepathic
Manners Arca Stretch
Warm Heart of Africa The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa
I Got Nothing Dum Dum Girls End Of Daze
Carol Of The Bells The Eastern Sea First Christmas
Pairs Daphni Jiaolong