Monday, January 19, 2009

The Beat Frequency's Last Show (for a while) - January 19th

Hello there. Today was sadly The Beat Frequency's last show (for at least 5 months). As sad as this makes me, I'm leaving WMUC to go to Australia, so it can't all be bad. I'm writing a different blog while I'm over there, and it's so cool, Google's search bots haven't even found it yet. It's here in case you're ever interested in seeing what I'm up to while I'm gone.

Anyway, this show was bittersweet, but a ton of fun to do. My roommate even visited and we had a ton of listeners. (Thanks!)

This show had many little themes, including but not limited to: The Inauguration (tomorrow), Going to Australia, Leaving (in general), Australia based artists, etc.

The first song is from Jaren's (the DJ after me) band, The Lampshades. They're pretty good. The station manager put them on while I was waiting to get started, and it was fun to listen to. The "One Month Off" is for my upcoming birthday in approximately a month, which ought to be fun. "The Chinatown Bus" is in memoriam of the trip my roommate and I were supposed to take this weekend to New York City. Then a batch of presidential (ish) songs and a batch of songs about leaving. Next up was a cover of Phantom Planet's "California" done by Mates of State since I will be taking my first ever trip to California on the way to Australia. Oh, and then I guess you know why I played "Australia" by now.

Also in there were "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers. Both were performed by different artists at the We Are One: Obama Inaugural Celebration at Lincoln Memorial (which I attended). Both are very excellent songs.

Many of the others were Australian related bands, requests, and just general fun. The show is available for your listening pleasure right here until next Sunday, January 25th:

Playlist is below:
1The LampshadesMy Boyfriend's BandThe Lampshades Are Alright
2Bloc PartyOne Month OffIntimacy
3Bishop AllenThe Chinatown BusThe Broken String
4Sam & DaveHold On, I'm ComingHold On, I'm Comin'
5Jonathan CoultonThe PresidentsThing a Week Three
6Why? These Few PresidentsAlopecia
7A Change Is Gonna ComeSam CookeAin't That Good News
8David BowieChangesHunky Dory
9Chantal KreviasukLeaving On A Jet Plane(John Denver cover)
10The WeakerthansLeft and LeavingLeft and Leaving
11The BeatlesShe's Leaving HomeSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
12Regina SpektorFlyin11:11
13Mates of StateCalifornia (Phantom Planet cover)
14The ShinsAustraliaWincing The Night Away
15JetAre You Gonna Be My Girl?Get Born
16Cut CopyLights and MusicIn Ghost Colours
17The VinesGet FreeHighly Evolved
18Colin HayBeautiful WorldMan @ Work
19Ben LeeCatch My DiseaseAwake Is The New Sleep
20AC/DCYou Shook Me All Night LongBack in Black
21Tilly and the WallFalling Without Knowingo
22Inara GeorgeDuetAn Invitation
23Port O'BrienClose The LidAll We Could Do Was Sing
24SantogoldLights Out(Bud Light Lime Remix)
25Eric ClaptonLaylaChronicles
26Eddy Grant Electric AvenueKiller on the Rampage
27Kings of LeonSex on FireOnly By The Night
28CreepKaren Souza(Radiohead cover)
29R.E.M.It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)Document
30Ra Ra RiotGhost Under RocksThe Rhumb Line
31Death Cab for CutiePhotoboothForbidden Love [EP]
32Sigur RósGobbledigookMeð suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
33The ZutonsPressure PointWho Killed...... The Zutons?
34Bill WithersLean On MeStill Bill
35Youth GroupSkeleton Jar

Thanks for listening and supporting the show. I've had a blast doing it. Hopefully I'll be coming back when I get back to the states in July, but it's hard to say. Thanks WMUC for the great times.

January 17th mini show

I should start by saying that I did not intend to do a show today. That's why it was five songs and a PSA long. Regardless, they were five pretty great songs.

I came in to help paint the radio station, which was a ton of fun, and I realized there was no music playing before Dominick's show, so I popped in my iPod and played what came out while I was waiting for the rest of the painting crew. It looks awesome and I had a lot of fun doing it too.

1EelsFresh FeelingSouljacker
2Foo FightersEverlongThe Colour and the Shape
3DovesSky Starts FallingSome Cities
4Spoon Anything You WantGirls Can Tell
5Arcade FireRebellion (Lies)Funeral

January 12th Show


Here's the playlist from our January 12th show. Good times.

It was pretty much just a "hey, this song is cool. I should play it!" themed show, as many of our shows are. Enjoy.

Note: The song "Haiku" by Tally Hall is awesome because it's verses are all haiku.

1GoldspotFloat On(Modest Mouse cover)
2Billy JoelWe Didn't Start The FireStorm Front
3The National Start a WarBoxer
4The ThrillsBig SurSo Much for the City
5AthleteGod Only Knows (Beach Boys cover)
6The StillsOh ShoplifterWithout Feathers
7Jack JohnsonBanana PancakesIn Between Dreams
8Tokyo Police ClubCitizens of TomorrowA Lesson In Crime
9Franz FerdinandI'm Your VillainYou Could Have It So Much Better
10Los Campesinos!We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (clean edit)We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
11Barenaked LadiesIf I Had $1000000Gordon
12Elliott SmithAngelesEither/Or
13The PipettesYour Kisses Are Wasted On MeWe Are the Pipettes
14Broken Social SceneAnthems for a Seventeen Year-Old GirlYou Forgot It in People
15Port O'BrienAlive for NothingAll We Could Do Was Sing
16Say Hi To Your MomLet's Talk About SpaceshipsNumbers & Mumbles
17Loney, DearI Am JohnLoney, Noir
18The Blues BrothersEverybody Needs Somebody to LoveThe Blues Brothers Soundtrack
19SpoonLines in the SuitGirls Can Tell
20Dr. DogThe GirlWe All Belong
21Someone Still Loves You, Boris YeltsinGlue GirlsPershing
22David BowieOh! You Pretty ThingsHunky Dory
23The Cars Moving in StereoThe Cars
24RadioheadReckonerIn Rainbows
25AlphabeatGo GoThis Is Alphabeat
26Tally HallHaikuMarvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
27The Postal ServiceBrand New ColonyGive Up
28The KillersOn TopHot Fuss
29Rilo KileyScience vs. RomanceTake Offs and Landings
30Of MontrealGronlandic EditHissing Fauna

The Beat Frequency January 5th show

Hey reader(s),

Sorry I haven't been writing this as much as I planned, but here's the playlist from the January 5th show.

This show was our first of the new year and several are "year" and "start" themed. A new Walkmen song, an old Death Cab for Cutie song, and one of my new favorites, "5 Years Time" by Noah and the Whale. (It's not quite a "new" year song, but it's a great song.)

Also, my cousins were listening, which accounts for the My Chemical Romance and Sing It Loud songs. I also really liked the "Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks" song from Say Hi To Your Mom.

"Fiery Crash" was on the list because we had a fire alarm that kept incessantly going off for several hours in my apartment complex, so I left in my car and played the only iPod in it (my sister's mini) and it played in alphabetical order and I really liked it. "Grounds For Divorce" has been playing a lot in a Burn After Reading trailer. My dad actually likes it too.

Anyway, the belated playlist is below. Enjoy.

1Andrew BirdFiery CrashArmchair Apocrypha
2Maximo ParkLike I Love YouJustin Timberlake Cover
3ElbowGrounds for DivorceThe Seldom Seen Kid
4The Go! TeamGrip Like A ViceProof of Youth
5Ra Ra RiotEach YearThe Rhumb Line
6The WeepiesNot Your YearSay I Am You
7Noah and the Whale5 Years TimePeaceful, The World Lays Me Down
8The WalkmenIn The New YearYou & Me
9Death Cab for CutieThe New YearTransaltanticism
10The Eames EraYear of the WaitressDouble Dutch
11Sing It LoudMplsCome Around
12Frank SinatraIt Was A Very Good YearThe Very Best of Frank Sinatra
13My Chemical RomanceThe Sharpest LivesThe Black Parade
14Los Campesinos!My Year In ListsHold On Now, Youngster
15The Postal Service Sleeping InGive Up
16PixiesWhere Is My Mind?Surfer Rosa
17The Shins Gone for GoodChutes Too Narrow
18Someone Still Loves You, Boris YeltsinDead RightPershing
19Stars The Night Starts HereIn Our Bedroom After The War
20Ingrid MichaelsonStarting NowGirls and Boys
21Maria TaylorA Good StartLynn Teeter Flower
22Loney, DearThe City, The AirportSologne
23Say Hi To Your MomHooplas Involving Circus TricksNumbers & Mumbles
24GomezSee The WorldHow We Operate
25AlphabeatWhat is HappeningThis is Alphabeat
26EditorsAn End Has A StartAn End Has A Start
27Cloud CultNo One Said It Would Be EasyFeel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
28The Rolling StonesStart Me UpTattoo You
29Sufjan StevensDecaturIllinoise
30VoxtrotThe Start of SomethingRaised by Wolves
31Shiny Toy GunsStarts With OneWe Are Pilots

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