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')

playlist 8.9.11 americana/folk + eclectic electronic

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 tony the tripper- tripper

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

FLEET FOXES bedouin dress- helplessness blues

OKKERVIL RIVER westfall- don’t fall in love with everyone you see

QUIET LIFE big green

LITTLE WINGS AND FEIST look at what the light did now

TY SEGALL goodbye bread- goodbye bread

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


JEFF TWEEDY i am trying to break your heart- sunken treasure

RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOTT just like tom thumbs blues- i’m not there

//// THEME CHANGE! 180 FLIP! to slightly abrasive eccentric synth-y stuff 

AIH  kindling (winter version)- kindling ep

YACHT dystopia (glass version)- shangri-la

PICTURE PLANE goth star- dark rift (request)

CRYSTAL CASTLES untrust us- s/t

GANG GANG DANCE glass jar- eye contact

LITTLE DRAGON brush the heat- ritual union

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW smile heavy- start a people

LYKKE LI youth knows no pain- wounded rhymes

HERE WE GO MAGIC mirror me- the january ep

THIEVERY CORPORATION stargazer- culture of fear

SBTRKT heatwave- s/t

playlist 7.12.11. psychedelic garage

YACHT dystopia (daughter version)- shangri-la

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


DAVID BOWIE five years- ziggy stardust

CAN spoon

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!