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. 


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!


playlist 03.24.12- hypnotic lo-fi for a rainy afternoon

This show featured a cameo from Kellie of “Kellie’s Pop Rocks” infamy… short film project (shot during this set) in the works!  Simultaneous filming, radio broadcasting, blogging… tech-obsessed multitasking reminiscent of Portlandia sketch “Technology Loop”. At least these laid-back shoegaze-inspired tracks provided warmth on such a drizzly day. 

HORRORS sea within a sea- primary colours

DAVID BOWIE oh! you pretty things- hunky dory

Back cover of Bowie's 1971 EP "Hunky Dory"

WILD BEASTS bed of nails- smother Wild Beasts are coming to the Indy on April 19… tickets still available! 

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS windstorm- disconnect from desire

BEACH HOUSE 10 mile stereo- teen dream

Beach House has a new song, titled “Myth”Exciting to see how they will follow their breakthrough 2010 release, Teen Dream!

THE SOFT MOON circles- the soft moon Watch this video if you dare… hypnotic video heavily inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s 1926 film Anemic Cinema.

THE ANTLERS french exit- burst apart

PILL WONDER restless- under peoples win Shoegaze-y Seattle band I stumbled upon via Spotify last night- I like this minimal video!

VELVET UNDERGROUND i found a reason- loaded

LEADBELLY black betty The original.

BLOUSE time travel- blouse

Check out the Yours Truly session of Blouse’s performance of “Time Travel” at Cafe Du Nord in SF on January 19th!  A perfectly subterranean, cobweb-infested setting for this darkly enchanting track.

BONOBO stay the same (mark prichard remix)- black sands remixed

ISLANDS never go solo- a sleep & a forgetting

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW forever heavy- dandelion gum

YOUTH LAGOON cannons- year of hibernation

DR DOG that old black hole- be the void

HORRORS still life- skying

The "six-foot ectomorph" Nico (as described by Chuck Klosterman in his book, 'Killing Yourself to Live')