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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One Comment on “playlist 05.26.12- and now, the end is here…”

  1. Granted Best Coast’s sound can be kind of limited, but when it comes to welcoming summer, there’s nothing like listening to one of their tracks. They’ve captured an effective sonic representation of California that works well with their ode-to-California lyrics.

    I featured “The Only Place” in a recent post…. http://icanseebetterthroughthefog.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/viaje-a-la-luna/


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