Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Beat Frequency usurps SGA's timeslot...

I needed a radio show this week. So I took one. Luckily, the SGA conveniently didn't have a meeting so I stole their slot on WMUC2. You can download the show here for a week: click on SGA_Meeting_1800_2200.mp3
(available until next Wednesday)

This was a show of sad songs, and songs with words I cannot play on FM radio. Silly FCC. The Beat Frequency is usually a rather upbeat, fun time, but sometimes all you want to hear is sad songs. Sad beautiful songs. That was tonight's show.

Pretty much most of my sadness was due to the knowledge the Pushing Daisies is getting cancelled. Tonight's episode was good anyway.

Playlist is here (apologies for the weird numbering):

29Alison KraussForget About ItForget About It
30Frightened RabbitKeep Yourself WarmThe Midnight Organ Fight
31The EaglesDesperadoDesperado
32Kate NashWe Get OnMade of Bricks
33Norah JonesCarnival TownFeels Like Home
34Joy DivisionLove Will Tear Us ApartSubstance
35The WreckersLeave the PiecesStand Still, Look Pretty
36AdeleCold Shoulder19
37Fiona AppleSleep To DreamTidal
38Imogen HeapHide and SeekSpeak for Yourself
39Bon IverSkinny LoveFor Emma, Forever Ago
40Fleetwood MacThe ChainRumours
41The StrokesModern Girls and Old Fashioned Men (feat. Regina Spektor)Modern Girls and Old Fashioned Men
42Jackson BrowneFountain of SorrowLate for the Sky
43Bonnie RaittI Can't Make You Love MeLuck of the Draw
44Taylor SwiftWhite Horse(for Emma, Meghan and Allyson)
45Tegan and SaraWhere Does The Good Go?So Jealous
46Rufus WainwrightHallelujahShrek Soundtrack
47InterpolNYCTurn On The Bright Lights
48Timberland presents OneRepublicApologizeTimberland presents Shock Value
49Kate NashMerry HappyMade of Bricks
50Third Eye BlindMotorcycle Drive ByThird Eye Blind
51Eve 6GirlfriendIt's All In Your Head
52The Postal ServiceThe District Sleeps Alone TonightGive Up
53Tilly and the WallPot Kettle Blacko
54Frightened RabbitMy Backwards WalkThe Midnight Organ Fight
55Inara GeorgeFools In LoveGrey's Anatomy Soundtrack
56The BeatlesEleanor RigbyRevolver
57Arlo GuthrieAlice's Restaurant Massacre

Oh yeah, and Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant. A Thanksgiving Classic.

You know what else is a Thanksgiving classic? Pie.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Person I'd Most Like To Meet

Ok, yet again, I finish watching Chuck longing to meet the person responsible for the music selection.

Can You Tell by Ra Ra Riot
is one of my favorite songs and it just ended out this week's episode of Chuck.

It made my day. Just like Skinny Love by Bon Iver did when it was on.

Seriously, if you're out there, I would love to meet you.

Show 11.21.08

This was a show filled with optimism. Blind, beautiful optimism. Stay tuned for next week's show filled with depression and cynicism. Good times!
1We Are ScientistsHoppípollaChris and Keith's Ultimate Playlist (Sigur Rós cover)
2Someone Still Loves You, Boris YeltsinHeersPershing
3Republic TigersBuildings and MountainsKeep Color
4Kings of LeonCloserOnly By The Night
5Friendly FiresIn The HospitalFriendly Fires
6Frightened RabbitThe TwistThe Midnight Organ Fight
7The Bird and The BeeAgain and AgainThe Bird and The Bee
8Dear and the HeadlightsTalk AboutDrunk Like Bible Times
9Jackson BrowneTender is the NightLawyers in Love
10Counting CrowsHanginaroundThis Desert Life
11AmericaA Horse With No NameAmerica
12Vampire WeekendCampusVampire Weekend
13The KillersSmile Like You Mean ItHot Fuss
15Tally HallSpring and a StormMarvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
16Jack JohnsonFlake Brushfire Fairytales
17Snow PatrolOpen Your EyesEyes Open
18Corinne Bailey RaeLike A StarCorinne Bailey Rae
20Field MusicYou're So Pretty...Field Music
21The Smashing PumpkinsZeitgeistZeitgeist
22Paul McCartneyBlackbirdWings Over America
23SugarcultDo It AloneLights Out
24Fleetwood MacOver My HeadFleetwood Mac
25The ZombiesTime of the SeasonThe Greatest Hits
26The White StripesThe Denial TwistGet Behind Me Satan

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dear Television...

Thank you for giving the show Chuck excellent music that I can steal for playlists on the radio.

I would like to let you know that I'm upset with you for not posting the SNL parody sketch of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" music video with Justin Timberlake dancing ridiculously.

That is all for now.


The Beat Frequency

First Post!

Hello there!

I thought it'd be fun to have a little blog about our lovely radio show on WMUC 88.1 FM College Park (

Here's our playlist from last week:

2Billy JoelOnly The Good Die YoungThe Stranger
3We Are ScientistsDinosaurs (Ibiza Mix)Chris & Keith's Ultimate Playlist EP
4Better Than EzraDesperately WantingFriction, Baby
5Tapes 'n' TapesInsistorThe Loon
6Monty NormanJames Bond ThemeJames Bond: Dr. No Theme
7Jack White & Alicia KeysAnother Way To DieJames Bond: Quantum of Solace Theme
8Shirley BasseyGoldfingerJames Bond: Goldfinger Theme
9Nancy SinatraYou Only Live TwiceJames Bond: You Only Live Twice Theme
10Paul Oakenfold
James Bond Theme
11The CribsMoving PicturesMen's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
12The Lovin' SpoonfulSummer in the CitySummer in the City
13The StillsBeing HereOceans Will Rise
14The CoastAll The BoysExpatriate
15Tilly and the WallLost GirlsBottom of Barrels
16MoonbabiesWar on SoundMoonbabies at the Ballroom
17Ben Folds FiveKateWhatever and Ever Amen
18Bishop AllenRainThe Broken String
19SwitchfootDare You To MoveThe Beautiful Letdown
20U2Mysterious WaysAchtung Baby
21Kings of LeonUse SomebodyOnly By The Night
22Matt CostaSunshineSongs We Sing
23The TemptationsAin't Too Proud To BegGettin' Ready
24The CarsGood Times RollThe Cars
25WilloughbyStoryI Know What You're Up To
26The WhoSqueeze BoxThe Who By Numbers
27Ben HarperShe's Only Happy In The SunFight For Your Mind

It was quite a James Bond day, with lots of excitement for the new Quantum of Solace movie coming out.