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!
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.
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.
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
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
DR DOG that old black hole- be the void
HORRORS still life- skying
I started off the show today with an americana/ roots/ ’70’s rock/ folk inspired set, feeling woodsy due to my recent Tahoe excursion. Appropriately enough I was able to give a pair of tickets away to Little Wings at Great American Music Hall, perfect for the low-key folksy vibe. Fun fact: Little Wings (aka Kyle Field) also dabbles in art, he made the drawing to the right.
FRUIT BATS the ruminant band- the ruminant band
CCR born on the bayou- bayou country
SHEEPDOGS i don’t know- learn and burn
NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE cinnamon girl- greatest hits
OKKERVIL RIVER westfall- don’t fall in love with everyone you see
LITTLE WINGS AND FEIST look at what the light did now
M.WARD FEAT JASON LYTLE to save me- hold time
VETIVER right away- the errant charm
BOB DYLAN tonight i’ll be staying here with you- nashville skyline
BEIRUT vagabond- riptide (new album streaming on NPR!)
LITTLE WINGS boom!- light green leaves
CONGRATS THOMAS— YOU WON TICKETS TO LITTLE WINGS AT GAMH 8/26!!!!
JEFF TWEEDY i am trying to break your heart- sunken treasure
RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOTT just like tom thumbs blues- i’m not there
AIH kindling (winter version)- kindling ep
PICTURE PLANE goth star- dark rift (request)
CRYSTAL CASTLES untrust us- s/t
GANG GANG DANCE glass jar- eye contact
HERE WE GO MAGIC mirror me- the january ep
THIEVERY CORPORATION stargazer- culture of fear
TUNE-YARDS gangsta- whokill
RATATAT neckbrace- lp4
GANG GANG DANCE mindkilla- eye contact
FRIENDLY FIRES live those nights tonight- pala
HORRORS sea within a sea- primary colors
GREENHORNES saying goodbye- s/t
WHITE STRIPES dead leaves and the dirty ground- white blood cells
KAREN ELSON the ghost who walks- the ghost who walks
THE BLACK BELLES what can i do?- s/t
THE BLACK KEYS have love will travel- the moan
TY SEGALL my sunshine- melted
THE RACONTEURS steady as she goes
BLACK LIPS bone marrow- arabia mountain
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE plastic fantastic lover- surrealistic pillow
MMJ victory dance- circuital
THE CHARLATANS we’re not on the same trip
DEERHUNTER revival- halcyon digest
BLACK KEYS howlin for you- brothers
CAPTAIN BEEFHART AND THE MAGIC BAND too much time
DAVID BOWIE five years- ziggy stardust
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW gold splatter- eating us
BROADCAST AND THE FOCUS GROUP oh you chatterbox- investigate witch cults of the radio age
THE SEA AND THE CAKE four corners- one bedroom
VELVET UNDERGROUND oh! sweet nothin- loaded
COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH rock and soul music- together
CONGRATS kiyo and andrea on winnin tickets to david bazan (pedro the lion)/ rocky votolato at the independent!