Category Archives: 03 – March

March 31: Classical music mosaic

I felt like hearing what it would sound like for multiple classical tracks to play at the same time, along with opera singing. Turns out, it’s pretty ok! But don’t take it from me; judge for yourself.

Also in this episode are gems from the 7″ records vault. I found a flexi disc (earthworm, earthworm!), several public service announcements from back in the day (beards: to grow, or not to grow? (the women PSA was not exactly what I expected)), and horn organ music constructed of found sounds on the Brooklyn Bridge.

It shaped up to be an eclectic show. Listen to it right this instant!

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March 24: Movies

In honor of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which for reals began today, I played a bit over an hour’s worth of soundtracks (Saramin, host of the subsequent show, is gone and her sub, KMFR, came a bit late).

I played all vinyl, except for the scary movie tracks (Alfred Hitchcock and the trailer).

Tons. of. fun. We’ve got a dismally small soundtracks section, but I found some true gems. I also recently bought several more soundtracks to add to our collection; it’s my pet project at the station right now. Amazingly, Tossed Salad (Mick & Vick’s show, 6-9 on Wednesday mornings) had the same idea, and played a full three hours of soundtracks earlier today.

Listen for: Koyaanisqatsi, Atomic Cafe, Bagdad Cafe, The King And I, Space Rangers…

HAPPY FILM FEST!

shhh: Listen to the show.

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March 17: Fundraiser!

Wednesday marked the sixth day of our nine-day fundraiser. It’s an exciting time for us at the station; there are always people milling about, eating the free food donated by local eateries, answering telephones, making promotional carts…One DJ made $1,300 during his hour-long show. I made $715, which was more than fantastic, by my standards. I’m grateful to everyone who donated during my show, as well as those who donated to the station. During the nine days, we came short of our $30,000 goal by just $500. That’s about $10k more than we pulled in last year. I find that to be spectacular. We’re on our way to fame, fortune, higher wattage, bigger range for the soundwaves. Plus, we’ve still got a post-fundraiser party, which might bring in some money. ‘Twas a good year.

I aimed for this show to be straight-up fun. Does it make you want to pledge your paycheck?

Oh, and some guy named St. Patrick was having a day or something.

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March 10: After a long hiatus…

…a new show!

Many tons of thanks to Dave and especially Kari MF Rice for playing all the great top 40 hits while I was away!

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