First and Second Times Are the Charm, pt 2

Then yesterday there was yet another emergency request for DJs, and we covered that too. That went really well, I was deeply satisfied with my first set, and made sure everybody in radioland knew it, too.


Someone called in just to say they were glad we played the opening Uncle Tupelo song, which was cool, since I love that song. My experience with DJing so far is that you’re concentrating so hard on getting the next song or two lined up and the PSAs played at the appropriate times that you often don’t focus on the songs, so you forget people might actually be enjoying them. The other thing I’ve learned: I speak way fast when I’m on the mic.

Then yesterday evening I went in for my last apprenticeship, with local radio personality Arwulf. Arwulf’s MO is bringing in spliced up remixes of movie soundtracks he keeps on cassette, and live layering them with found audio and fringe musical events. He has CDs and records and most of all cassette tapes stacked up around on every surface. Maybe this is fun to listen to at home, it may well be, I don’t know. But it was unspeakably wonderful to be there to watch it. Halfway through his opening montage of William S Burroughs and synthesizer Vagner he got up and killed all but the christmas lights and novelty lamps in the studio. Then throughout the show he would jump up to conduct the boards, waving his arms and grinning. I just sat there with my feet up on the turntable board and shook my head and laughed out loud. Except for the parts with Jim Jones. That was really creepy. On the whole, an experience I wouldn’t expect or forget. Just for interest, . There is no playlist.

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
11:02 PM Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon and Garfunkel
11:04 PM Becoming a Poet The Breakmen
11:07 PM Reno Dakota The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs Vol. 1
11:07 PM Long Time Running The Tragically Hip Road Apples
11:13 PM Out of Egypt…. Sufjan Stevens
11:18 PM 1730 Know How Frogs Function Kleptones 24 Hours
11:19 PM The Night Morphine The Best of Morphine
11:24 PM The Name is Clem Snide William S. Burroughs
11:28 PM I Love the Unknown Clem Snide
11:30 PM Cows With Guns Dana Lyons
11:34 PM Portland Oregon Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose
11:37 PM Down With Irresponsible Palm Oil The Carbonator Rain Forest Action dot com
11:41 PM Fashion Dan Melchior
11:46 PM Lonesome Road Blues Merle Travis
11:50 PM Le Joue de le Guitare Jean Leloup
11:54 PM Echo Bells Kodo Mondo Head
11:59 PM Rueben Wilson Hold On I’m Coming
12:11 AM Gracis A La Vida Violeta Parra & Los Calchakis
12:13 AM Put it Off The Tragically Hip Trouble at the Henhouse
12:19 AM There Ain’t A Cow in Texas Merle Travis
12:20 AM 40 Grand in the Hole Mike Doughty Rockity Roll
12:23 AM Guy Douane DJ Champion Chill Em’ All
12:25 AM La Horse Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
12:30 AM At the Source Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note
12:36 AM Another Day Another Dollar Josh Martinez
12:38 AM No Soles Siah & Yeshua Fondle em
12:52 AM Swing Low Sweet Chariot Dizzy Gillespie The Dizzy Gillespie Story
12:55 AM Descondido Soy David Byrne Look Into the Eyeball
1:25 PM Still Be Gone Uncle Tupelo
1:25 PM Every Day (I Have the Blues) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:29 PM I’m All Over You Mutronium
1:37 PM Every Day (I’m in Love) Count Basie and Big Joe Williams
1:42 PM Can’t Let Go Lucinda Williams
1:43 PM 13 Women Bill Haley and the Comets
1:45 PM Crazy Mama J.J. Cale Naturally
1:55 PM Aint that Just Like a Woman Jimmy Johnson Blues Band
1:56 PM See Them a Come Culture
1:57 PM Popular Keith Hudson Mafia
1:58 PM Vieille Canaille Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:05 PM Emmanuelle Serge Gainsbourg Phillips
2:06 PM Fear Feats Dj Vadim BBE
2:08 PM Jazz Mediterranee Henri Salvador Virgin
2:11 PM Ma Sollitude Georges Moustaki Polygram
2:15 PM Baby Gal Costa Mercury
2:17 PM Cala Boca Menino Joao Donato EMI
2:23 PM Nao Tem Nada Dao Marcos Valle EMI
2:34 PM B For My Name Beastie Boys The Mix Up
2:35 PM Got to Get You Into My Life The Beatles Revolver
2:38 PM Gut Feeling Devo
2:44 PM A New England Billy Bragg Back to Basics
2:45 PM Dirty Town Mother Mother
2:54 PM Jungle Telegraph Eels Souljacker
2:56 PM Don’t Fence Me In David Byrne
2:58 PM Action Woman The Electras

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