Saturday, December 06, 2008

WRPI featured in NY Times article!

Features interviews and photographs (including one of yous truly) of people around the station..commenting on the state of college radio in the age of blogs and internets..yeaah

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Gold Sounds: Show alert (Dec. 4th)!

Hey, Capital District! Can't think of anything exciting to do tomorrow night? Well, why not head over to Valentine's in Albany and see Ra Ra Riot, So Many Dynamos (always excellent live), and Princeton at 8pm? These three up-and-coming bands are guaranteed to provide energetic live sets, and this lineup is one of the best that's passed through the Albany area in awhile. Here's a taste of what to expect:

Ra Ra Riot "Ghost Under Rocks" music video:

So Many Dynamos "The Novelty of Haunting" live:

Further listening: Ra Ra Riot, So Many Dynamos, Princeton

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

{Fifty/Fifty} There It Is...

Ok so we're caught up, right? There were 2 weeks in there I didn't have a show but other than everything is posted to date (including tonight).

Fifty/Fifty {12/2}

 [artist] - [track]

Beta Satan - Party On The Death Star   
Lily Allen - The Fear   
Benji Hughes - You Stood Me Up   
Takka Takka - In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins Cover)   
The British Columbians - Ain't No Direction   
Populous - Royal Gold   
Thao Nguyen - Bag Of Hammers   
Deerhunter - Vox Humana   
Fol Chen - Cable TV   
Black Keys - I Got Mine (live)   
The Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking   
The Acorn - Blankets   
Free Blood - Quick And Painful   
Quiero Club - The Flow   
T. Dekker - Old Milwaukee  
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Black Mountain - Tyrants   
Xylos - In the Bedroom   
White Hinterland - Lindberghs & Metal Birds   
Starkey - Pressure   
The Henry Clay People - Something in the Water   
Hemme Fatale - Peryglus Lucifer   
Junesex - Boy With Your Tongue
Heartsrevolution - Switchblade   
Piano Magic - Vacancies  
Lambchop - Slipped Dissolved And Loosed   

Fifty/Fifty {11/18}

[artist] - [track]

A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug   
Coeur de Pirate - Comme Des Enfants   
Los Campesinos! - Miserabilia   

The Genevan Heathen & Mattfoley (movie in parentheses):
01_“Main Theme” Hans Zimmer (True Romance) / “Prologue” Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street)   
02_“Winner Takes All” Sammy Hagar (Over The Top)   
03_“Feel The Heat” Jean Beauvoir (Cobra)    The Genevan Heathen & Mattfoley
04_“Stir It Up” Patti LaBelle (Beverly Hills Cop)    The Genevan Heathen & Mattfoley
05_“Night Train” Marvin Berry & The Starlighters (Back to the Future)
06_“Holiday Road” Lindsey Buckingham (National Lampoon’s Vacation)
07_“Beat City” The Flowerpot Men (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)   
08_“Earth Angel” Marvin Berry & The Starlighters (Back to the Future) / “Delorean Revealed” Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future)   
09_“Win in the End” Mark Safan (Teen Wolf)   
10_“Fletch Theme” Harold Faltermeyer (Fletch)   
11_“I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” Kenny Loggins (Footloose)
12_“Howard The Duck” Thomas Dolby & The Cherry Bombs (Howard The Duck) / “Second Melt” Rick Ulfik (Street Trash)   
13_“Angel of the City” Robert Tepper (Cobra)   
14_“Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” Quiet Riot (Footloose)   
15_“Danke Shoen” Connie Francis (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)   
16_“Overload” Alfie Zappacosta (Dirty Dancing)   
17_“Citizens On Patrol” Michael Winslow & The LA Dream Team (Police Academy 4)
18_“Come To Me” Brad Fiedel (Fright Night)   
19_“Love Missile” Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
20_“No Easy Way Out” Robert Tepper (Rocky IV)   
21_“Main Theme” Hans Zimmer (True Romance)
Paper Route Gangstaz - Rollin (Flosstradamus Remix)   
Boston Spaceships - You Satisfy Me   
Ben Gibbard - Joga (Bjork Cover)   
Audrye Sessions - Waltz #2 (Xo)   
The Smashing Pumpkins - Soma [Live]   
R.E.M. - Living Well Is the Best Revenge (Live from Athens)
The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling (Original Version)   
The Kills - What New York Used To Be   
The Golden Filter - Moonlight Fantasy (demo)   

Fifty/Fifty {11/11}

[artist] - [track]

The Knife - Heartbeats   
Bloc Party - Helicopter [Sheriff Whitey Mix]   
Mr Scruff - Hold On (Ft. Andreya Triana) (Album Version)   
Bird Peterson - Shooked   
Gang Gang Dance - Princes   
Björk (feat. Thom Yorke) - Náttúra   
DJ Class - I'm The Ish   
Prepmode - Dj Kool Bmore Kool   
Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar [Popular Computer Remix]   
Plus Move - Boss   
Au Revoir Simone - Lark (Ruff and Jam Remix)    
Born Ruffians - I Need A Life   
Architecture in Helsinki (feat. Marina) - That Beep (Radioclit's French Mix)
Old Money - The NYC Tee Mix   
Crystal Waters - In De Ghetto
Diplo & Buraka Som Sistema - Inna De Ghetto (Remix)
Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina (Scottie B & King Tutt Remix)
Old Money - Dust Me Off (Mix):
  • Ninjasonik - Tight Pants (Rap Remix)
    DJ Tameil - I Get Money
  • M.I.A. - XR2
    Skyzoo feat. Wale - Lyrically Inclined (Konrad Remix)
    AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked
  • Dances With White Girls - Everyone's Got To Make A Living
    Che Grand - City On Fire
  • Hot Chip - Shake A Fist (Morsy Mix)
    Designer Drugs - Zombies!
  • Theophilus London - Sand Castles
  • A-Trak - Say Whoa (DJ Craze Remix)
  • Kudu - Hey 50
  • Rakim Does The Mambo
Obi Best - Swedish Boy   
belle and sebastian - sukie in the graveyard   
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Don't Haunt this Place   
Wild Beasts - The Devil's Crayon   
The Bent Pen project - dead birds   

Fifty/Fifty {11/4}

[artist] - [track]

Cook - Bring It On   
1032 - Blue Little   
TV On The Radio - Me-I   
Camu Tao - Plot for a Little   
Magaz - Dangerous   
Aeroc - Idiom   
The Raveonettes - Dead Sound   
El-P - Smithereens   
GUMSHEV - ES'kabani   
Ben Benjamin - Squirmy Sign Language   
Les Savvy Fav - The Equestrian   
Rob Sonic - Brand New Vandals   
Mapaputsi - Kufa   
Cepia - Ithaca   
The Rapture - Crimson Red   
Hangar 18 - Think Big   
Jozi - Livin in Africa   
Dabrye - Temper   
120 Days - Justine   
Mr. Lif and Cannibal Ox - Brothaz REmix   
GUMSHEV - Matha   
Dark Party - Active   
Broken Social Scene - Canada vs. America   
Despot - Get Rich or Try Dying   
Jozi - Muthaland   
Cool Calm Pete - Get with the Times   
Drencko - NO More   

Fifty/Fifty {10/21}

[artist] - [track]

Bobby Hebb - Sunny       
Boney M - Sunny   
Justice - Genesis (Datsu REMIX)   
Nid & Sancy - kidzz (original dub)   
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (xxxchange remix)   
Anoraak - Never Ending Romance Disaster (NERD)   
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Solly Remix)   
The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) - Dinosaur On The Ark
Winter Gloves - I Can't Tell You   
Brett Dennen - Make You Crazy (feat. Femi Kuti)
Malajube - Pâte Filo   
The Apples In Stereo - (Baby It's) So Cold   
White Denim - Sitting   
Weird Tapes - Home   
Parts & Labor - Nowheres Nigh
+/- [Plus Minus] - Snowblind   
Memory Cassette - Asleep At A Party   
Begushkin - Refugee & the Hag   
Lake - Blue Ocean Blue   
Brazos - Mary Jo   
Hearts of Palm UK - People & Logistics   
Love Is All - A More Uncertain Future   
Max Tundra - Number Our Days   
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Politely Declined

{Fifty/Fifty} The Long Overdue Playlists

OK people so I've been really lax this semester in posting playlists. I think I owe you all an apology. So here are the playlists for not only all the ones I've missed, but also tonight's.


Ambient Signal 12/2/08

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Forget Cassettes - Quiero Quieres
This will destroy you - A Three legged workhorse
A Northern Chorus - Red Carpet blues
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
John Cage - Sonata XIII for prepared piano
Swords - The Product of harm
Daylight's for the birds - For Now
Styrofoam - After Sunset
Anathallo- The River
Death cab for cutie - Champagne from a paper cup
Dosh - Improv #1
Between the Pine - the wall and the moon conclusion I
Wintersleep - Oblivion
Longwave- secrets are sinister
Los Campesinos - you'll need these fingers for crossing
Arliss parker - Besos
Squarepusher - Delta V
Her space holiday - Sleepy tigers
The Submarines - Hope
Dntel - The Distance
K.C. Accidental - Them (Pop song #3333)
Bright Eyes- Tourist trap
Valley of the giants - Westworld
Neko case - Star witness

pinkie swear.

artist - song

minus the bear - the game needed me - the oktopus remix
mogwai - they chose horses
lykke li - little bit
annuals - confessor
annuals - hot night hounds
the notwist - good lies
death cab for cutie - amputations - live at the crocodile cafe, seattle, WA
bloc party - flux
the faint - get seduced
sBACH - 03
the faint - the geeks were right
quiver - surin
Noisa - FabricLive.40
Moby - I like to move in here - crookers mass remix
Baja - meth arrow
alias - i heart drum machines
david byrne & brian eno - strange overtones
modest mouse - never ending math equation

Semester is coming to a close this week. Crazy, stressful, and chaotic. I've got coffee in one hand and a long list of projects to finish in the other. I've got one semester left and then I'm off to go work as a real-live graphic designer. I'll be off the air from December 17-January 10th (?) and then I'll return to do one semester of shows. Stay tuned to the blog for updates.


Gold Sounds 12/2/08: Location is everything, especially in Europe

Today's show will feature blocks of music by artists that are from the same European countries, at least assuming I don't get bored with it. We'll see! New songs in red, requests in blue. Ridiculous songs in green.

Rock Block - Epic English Bands
Spiritualized "Intro"/"Shine a Light" (from Royal Albert Hall Live 1997 album)
My Bloody Valentine "To Here Knows When" (based in London now, though originally formed in Ireland. Who's splitting hairs? Not me!)
Portishead "All Mine"

Rock Block - Scottish Bands
Mogwai "Kids Will Be Skeletons"
Belle and Sebastian "The State I Am In" (from their new BBC Sessions album)
Camera Obscura "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken"
Long Fin Killie "The Heads of Dead Surfers"

Rock Block - Welsh Bands
Stereophonics "My Own Worst Enemy"
Mclusky "Forget About Him I'm Mint"
Future of the Left "The Lord Hates a Coward"
Los Campesinos! "Miserabilia"

Rock Block - Swedish Punk Bands
Refused "Liberation Frequency"/The Deadly Rythm"
The Hives "Die, All Right!"
Millencolin "Material Boy"

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned "Passing Time"
Neutral Milk Hotel "Ghost"
Charlie Everywhere "Mouthful of Diamonds"
Pretend You're Happy "Everyone's Tired in Boston"

Women "Black Rice"
Starfucker "Florida"
Of Montreal "Id Engager"
Miniature Tigers "Tell it to the Volcano"

Hospital Ships "Baby for J"
Fourth of July "The Faint"

Between the Pine "Cut the Crap"
Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron & Fred Squire "Lost Wisdom"/"Voice in Headphones"

Rock Block - Icelandic Bands
Sigur Ros "Milano"
Bjork "All Is Full of Love"
Mugison "Mugiboogie" (from Made in Iceland compilation)

Max Tundra "Will Get Fooled Again"
Polysics "Moog Is Love"
David Byrne & Brian Eno "The River"
The Organ "Oh What a Feeling"

Rock Block - The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming (With New Music)!
The Cure "The Only One"
Bloc Party "Flux"
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid "25th Street"

Rock Block - Swedish Indie Pop Bands (Plus Something Ridiculous)
Lykke Li "Breaking it Up"
Love Is All "A More Uncertain Future"
I'm from Barcelona "Paper Planes"
Europe "The Final Countdown" (IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWWWWWWN)

Moon & Moon "Act II: Hands of a Man"
Thursday "As He Climbed the Dark Mountain"
Longwave "Satellites"

Rock Block - German Bands/Artists
The Notwist "Pick Up the Phone"
ckid "Down With Ghosts"
The Notwist "Gloomy Planets"

Rock Block - British Electronica
Aphex Twin "Windowlicker"
Radiohead "Skttrbrain (Four Tet Remix)"
Burial "Archangel"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

WRPIwave 11_24

Song of the night in bodacious WRPIwave red!

Gang of Four - Anthrax (Blood Brothers Remix)
Big Audio Dynamite - Bad
Depeche Mode - Precious
Front 242 - U Men
Several Heads - 20 Deadly Diseases
Billy Idol - Dancing with Myself
Fad Gadget - Pedestrian
Bauhaus - David Jay, Peter Murphy, Kevin H
Coming Back to You - Television Set
Vice Versa - Riot Squad
The Killers - Shadowplay
Human League - Do or Die
Gang of Four - To Hell with Poverty
Heaven 17 - We Don't Need that Facist Groove Thang