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Talking Turkey

Global-A-Go-Go is featuring a bunch or rare Turkish CDs this week. Be sure to tune in this Friday from 5-7pm. If you can’t tune in, Bill usually posts the tracks from his show on Radio4All.
Until tomorrow evening, check out the final 10 minutes of this Turkish adaptation of Star Wars. Definitely one […]

Geek Rock

I’ve been going through some new releases and have found some nice example of geek rock. Need some tunes to listen to while sorting your Magic The Gathering cards or debugging your app? Try these out.
Witch’s Hat - Huzzah!
I originally got this CD from a friend and promptly ignored it. However, after […]

May was New Zealand Music Month

I was reading about Sir. Edmund Hillary’s birthday on Wired, when I stumbled on a New Zealand History site. Along with articles on Sir Edmund and Radiant Living, there was a fantastic series on New Zealand Music Month. I’m a sucker for all things from New Zealand, so I cruised around for articles […]

Southern Lord In The New York Times

Heavy Doom Metal label Southern Lord was featured in the New York Times this Sunday. For music that generally thought of as dark and inacessible, it’s some pretty good press coverage in a major media outlet. While not for everyone, Southern Lord is certainly putting out some of the most original […]

Art Brut Makes Me Want to Rock Out

After weighing our options between Essex Green at the Black Cat and Art Brut at the Satellite Ballroom, Michael and I headed up to Charlottesville to see Art Brut. He took a little convincing - a video of Bang Bang Rock and Roll didn’t appeal to him. However, after reading numerous positive […]


Early in my college radio days, I had a serious progressive rock tendency. Even now, there are traces of it in the vinyl section of my record collection - Henry Cow, Camberwell Now, Etron Fou Leloublan and lots of Fred Frith. However as my soujourn in college radio progressed, I discovered that […]

Malcolm X Park by Unrest

For some reason, Disko Magic had been stuck in my head for the last few days. I had to dig through the shelf of lps to find it, but I dug up Malcolm X Park and turned the stereo up to a ridiculous volume. I think my favorite way to listen to records […]

Happy New Year

I stayed away from anything explosive last night.
Through good karma, my fellow WRIR DJ, Tracy, invited me to join her behind the turntables at Ipanema. After setting up Tracy’s mixer and tables, we ate, then started spinning at 10. The start of Tracy’s set was sparsely attended - 2 or 3 tables […]

Guidelines for Profanity in Song Lyrics

Since I’ve been djing at WRIR, I’ve found the task of screening songs for profanity to be pretty daunting. You would think that it’d be easy to find the word “fuck” or “shit” in a three minute long song. However, artists make it unnecessarily hard. So, to help musicians use profanity in […]

Galaxie 500 and the Cold War

Mark Richardson at Pitchfork had a good column on Galaxie 500 and the Cold War this past week. The 80s started with Hardcore Punk and as much anger as possible against the Reagan administration. By the end of that decade, it was a kind of psychedelic exhaustion. We all just wanted escape […]