After almost five years of hosting a non-commercial radio show, I’ve decided to hang up my headphones. This was my final show as “Duffy” on KSCU 103.3 fm.
The show’s bittersweet theme:
Melancholy, dark beauty with a playful wink. The painful edge of the sublime. Life as a series of small deaths. The wild-eyed freedom linked with the finite. Transcendence.
(Not that I take myself too seriously.)
In true college-radio form, the show touched on an abundant number of intermingling genres, careening between 60’s-influenced surfer pop (Tennis), downtempo electronic fit for a European lounge (Buraka Som Sistema), synthed-out psychedelia (BMSR), and Venezuelan acid jazz (Los Amigos Invisibles), all connected through some ethereal thread.
BEST COAST the only place – the only place Single from Best Coast’s just-released second album, slickly produced by Jon Brion… sure to be a staple at this summer’s sun-drenched, chlorine-scented BBQ’s. Bethany and Bobb, you’ve done it again!
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE hot fun in the summertime- greatest hits
WILD NOTHING live in dreams- gemini
ANDREW BIRD near death experience experience- break it yourself This morbidity-obsessed show wouldn’t be complete without this plucky gem from A.Bird’s 2012 release, “Break it Yourself”!
SUFJAN STEVENS futile devices (shigeto remix) A subtlety bass-inflected remix of Sufjan’s Age of Adz opener.
CAN vitamin c “Hey you!”
WILD BEASTS bed of nails- smother
MULATU ASTATKE yegelle tezetu 1970’s Ethiopian latin-tinged jazz…. talk about smooth.
COYOTE TRICKSTER pass well- coy Check out this funky fresh SF band on their bandcamp!
ALABAMA SHAKES you ain’t alone- boys & girls
BEACH HOUSE lazuli- bloom New Beach House…. guess I know what I’m playing on repeat for the next year! Keep an ear out for the secret song at the end of Bloom’s closing track “Irene”…
AUTOLUX highchair – K.V.Wong’s selection
BLOUSE into black- blouse
AIR so light is her footfall (breakbot remix)
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW twin of myself- eating us This song/ video would be cool projected on a wall during a social gathering… just a thought.
GOLD PANDA you
BONOBO kiara (cosmin trg remix)- black sands remix
OF MONTREAL lysergic bliss- satanic panic in the attic Funny how in spite of all my woes, life could appear rosy and clear
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES ease your mind – Gonzilla pick
SUFJAN STEVENS star of wonder
A sincere thank you to all I have encountered on this radio adventure. Five years!
Objects (and people, and things) found on the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley; spontaneous moments of whimsy and intrigue. A song for each picture to capture the mood.
“Beware.” Woolsey Street, Berkeley, April 2012. Musical Accompaniment: “What Do You Expect,” El Perro Del Mar.
“Sprouting.” Arguello Street, February 2012. Musical Accompaniment: “Phone Call,” Jon Brion.