playlist 05.26.12- and now, the end is here…

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.

R. H. Quaytman, I Love—The Eyelid Clicks / I See / Cold Poetry, Chapter 18, 2010

Source: SF Moma: Contemporary Painting, 1960- present 

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!

TENNIS it all feels the same- young & old

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

SUN RA space is the place / door to the cosmos Venture to the cosmos and beyond with Sun Ra!

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

LITTLE DRAGON looking glass- machine dreams

LYKKE LI  dance dance dance (buraka som sistema remix)

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

FRIENDLY FIRES FEAT AU REVOIR SIMONE paris (aeroplane 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!

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photographic dabblings: look at the street

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.

“Sorta Like a Dream (Isn’t It?)” Great Highway, January 2012.
Musical Accompaniment: “Collapsing at your Doorstep,” Air France.