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.

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