Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Final Ambient Signal 6/22/2010

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Well folks...this is it, the last one. I've been doing shows on WRPI since October of 2004 when I was a freshman here at RPI and now I've graduated with a masters in electronic arts. After going through and counting up every single printed playlist I have..I've found that I've broadcast around 200 shows (literally somewhere like 198 playlists in my stuffed cd folder). It's been an adventure for sure.

I feel honored to be able to expose the area to my favorite music over the years. A lot of my tastes have changed but so much of them have stayed the same at the core I think...I'm ending the show with the very first song I ever played on WRPI, Gunner by Denali, a band from my hometown Richmond , VA. I've always considered this song to be my sort of awakening to good bands and more unusual music..and definitely one of the first songs I obsessed over, listening to it on loop for the first day I heard it back in high school.

I really appreciate the nice calls from people thanking me for the great music over the years. I hope I provided an outlet for people interested in finding something a little different for themselves. I know this show kind of feels selfish in that I'm only playing my favorite songs, but it feels like the most natural ending for me. There's a part of me in each one of these and you could probably learn a lot about me just by taking bits and pieces from each one. I hope to continue finding new bands and playing them for people after this. The important advice I can offer is to like what you like because you like it, not because someone told you it was good...

Doves - The Last Broadcast
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Radiohead - Let Down
Battles - SZ2
Colour Revolt - Mattresses underwater
Bright Eyes - Train under water
Margot and the Nuclear so and so's - Talking in Code
Midlake - Roscoe (acoustic)
Brand New - Play Crack the Sky
Bibio - Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
The Album Leaf - Streamside
Bon Iver - Woods
Camera Obscura - Books Written for Girls
Ramona Falls - Bellyfulla
Feist - I feel it all
Menomena - Air Aid
Broken Social Scene - Hotel
Mew - Introducing Palace Players
Phantogram - Let me go
The Velvet Teen - Noi Boi
Sigur Ros - Untitled 8
Gayngs - The Gaudy Side of Town
Bright Eyes - Tourist Trap
Beach House - Walk in the park
Freelance Whales - Broken Horse
Radical Face - Welcome Home
Animal Collective - Fireworks
Land of Talk - A Series of Small Flames
Why? - Gemini (Birthday Song)
Typhoon - CPR/Claws pt. 2
Son Lux - Stand
The Helio Sequence - Back to this
The Album leaf - Twenty-two fourteen
Bright Eyes - Lime Tree
Cat Power - Metal heart
Neva Dinova - On/Off
Hammock - The Air Between us
Amiina - Fjarkanistan
Sigur Ros - Svefn g-englar
The Velvet Teen - Forlorn
The Get Up Kids - Walking on a wire
Bright Eyes/The Album Leaf - Hungry for a holiday
Denali - Gunner