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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh Hello. I DJ'd again

Susan needed a sub this morning, and I was able to do part of it. So, one hour of music:

The Earlies / No Love in Your Heart / The Enemy Chorus
Hedwig and the Angry Inch / Wicked Little Town / Hedwig and the Angry Inch
*Bat for Lashes / Daniel / Two Suns
*Peter Bjorn and John / It Don't Move Me / Living Thing
Chromeo / Tenderoni / Fancy Footwork
Suzanne Vega / Blood Makes Noise / 99.9 F°
Laurie Anderson / Coolsville / Talk Normal: the Laurie Anderson Anthology
*St. Vincent / Actor out of Work / Actor
Josephine Foster and the Supposed / Jailbird (Hero of the Sorrow) / All the Leaves Are Gone
Zerostars / Marian Catholic / Basement Stories
*John Vanderslice / Too Much Time / Romanian Names
*Camera Obscura / French Navy / My Maudlin Career
Edith Piaf / Milord / The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf
Haale / Off-Duty Fortune Teller / No Ceiling
The Folk Implosion / Mechanical Man / One Part Lullaby

Every time I'm hear I think it'll be the last time... but then when a friend needs a sub, I'm willing to help out, and here I am again.


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Sunday, May 03, 2009

I made a poster...

Wow, how long has it been since I posted anything here...

Anyway, CHIRP is getting close to being ready to broadcast — we are building the station this month, getting set up next month, and hope to start broadcasting in July. Wooo! (I can't quite believe it's really happening!)

In the meantime, we have a new monthly DJ night with a rotating cast of DJs (of which I hope to be one some time). So I made a poster:

I can't take credit for the name or the subtitle. But the rest is me. (There's stuff I'd like to have done differently.)

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Do the Shy Turnip! (Subbing for Julio)

Yup I was on the radio again.

* = "new"
(r) = request

The B-52's / Dance This Mess Around / The B-52's / Warner Brothers
Haale / Ay Dar Shakesteh / No Ceiling / Channel
*Of Montreal / An Eluardian Instance / Skeletal Lamping / Polyvinyl
*Pit Er Pat / My Darkers / High Time / Thrill Jockey
Herman Dune / I Wish I Had Someone That I Loved Well / I Wish That I Could See You EP / Everloving
Regina Spektor / On the Radio / Begin to Hope / Sire
*David Byrne and Brian Eno / I Fell My Stuff / Everything That Happens Will Happen Today / Todomundo
Dizzee Rascal feat. Lily Allen / Wanna Be / Maths & English / Def Jux
White Williams / Candy / Smoke / Tigerbeat6
The Cells / They Don't Know / Self-released EP / Self-released
*Final Fantasy / Oh! Spectrum / Spectrum 14th Century / Blocks Reading Club
Tilly and the Wall / Cacophony / O / Team Love
*El Guincho / Costa Paraiso / Alegranza / XL
Os Mutantes / Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor / A Divina Comedia Ou / Omplatten
XTC / 1000 Umbrellas / Skylarking / Virgin
The Owls / Yellow Flowers / Daughters and Suns / Magic Marker
Nick Drake / Fruit Tree / Five Leaves Left / Hannibal
*Frontier Ruckus / What You Are / The Orion Songbook / Quite Scientific
*(r)I'm From Barcelona / Andy / Who Killed Harry Houdini / Mute
Camille / Kfir / Music Hole / EMI
*Little Joy / No One's Better Sake / Little Joy / Rough Trade
The Aluminum Group / Chocolates / Plano / Minty Fresh
(r)Billy Bragg / The Marriage / Talking with the Taxman about Poetry / Elektra
The Blow Monkeys / Atomic Lullaby / Choices / RCA
Made in Mexico / Face of the Earth / Zodiac Zoo / Skingraft
*Danielson / Cutest Li'l Dragon / Try Hartz: First Fruits 94-04 / Secretly Canadian
Kate Bush / Lily / The Red Shoes / Columbia
*Benoit Pioulard / A Woolgathering Exodus / Temper
Zerostars / Family Tree / Basement Stories / Self-released
Klaus Nomi / Return / Simple Man / RCA


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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Best of 2008 and other news

I put together a best albums of 2008 list and posted it at the Chicago Independent Radio Project's web site.

Here are a couple of videos from two of my favorite albums this year:

I've just recently joined the board at CHIRP (that is, the Chicago Independent Radio Project. And when I have something to write about music, it generally ends up over on that site, instead of here.

And I've decided to participate in Hourly Comic Day this year. I will post that comic at the my webcomic site (Finn and Charlie are Hitched), and probably also at message board along with all the other people who do it. I hope it ends up a reasonably interesting day.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Go Out and Find the One That You Love and Who Loves You

Oh my goodness! He's back he's back! No, it's only for today. I subbed for Susan on WLUW this morning. Much fun!

Here's my playlist:

The Smiths / Sheila Take a Bow / Louder Than Bombs / Sire
Rufus Wainwright / An Old Whore's Diet / Want Two / Geffen
Final Fantasy / *Cockatrice / Spectrum 14th Century / Blocks Recording Club
Sweet-Lovin' Man / The Magnetic Fields / 69 Love songs Vol 1 / Merge
Ella Fitzgerald / Jingle Bells / Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas / Verve
The Aluminum Group / A Boy in Love / Plano / Minty Fresh
*Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power / And How / The Amorphous Strums / Dark Developments/Orange Twin
*Mavis Staples / Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Live: Hope at the Heartland / Anti-
Spiller Whale / Dark Horse Flame / Fresh Tables EP / Uncle Grandpa
The Decemberists / Los Angeles I'm Yours / Her Majesty the Decemberists / Kill Rock Stars
*François Virot / Dummies / Yes or No / Frenetic
Haale / Off-Duty Fortune Teller / No Ceiling / Channel 4
*Camper Van Beethoven / Take the Skinheads Bowling / Popular Songs / Cooking Vinyl
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch / Thurl Ravenscroft / A Classic Cartoon Christmas / Nick at Nite Records
Ben Folds / Dog / Supersunnyspeedgraphic: the LP / Attacked by Plastic
The Fiery Furnaces / Tropical Iceland / EP / Rough Trade
*Danielson / Animal in Every Corner (Version) / Trying Hartz - First Fruits 94-04 / Secretly Canadian
*Gang Gang Dance / House Jam / Saint Dymphna / The Social Registry
Brisa Roché / Warned / The Chase / Metro Blue
Zerostars / Smoking in Bed / Basement Stories / Self released
*Love Is All / Last Choice / A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night / What's Yr Rupture?
The Buzz of Delight (feat. Matthew Sweet) / Christmas / Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Xmas / Rhino
The Jam / All Mod Cons / Beat Surrender / Karussell
Brazilian Girls / Nouveau Americain / New York City / Verve
*18th Dye / Soft the Hard Way / Amorine Queen / Crunchy Frog
Pit er Pat / Solstice / Pyramids / Thrill Jockey
Camille / The Monk / Music Hole / EMI
XTC / Sacrificial Bonfire / Skylarking / Geffen
The Beach Boys / That's Not Me / Pet Sounds / Capitol
*Belle & Sebastian / (My Girl's Got) Miraculous Technique / The BBC Sessions / Matador
*David Byrne & Brian Eno / Strange Overtones / Everything That Happens Will Happen Today / Todomundo
Josephine Foster and the Supposed / Who Will Feel Bitter at the Day's End? / All the Leaves Are Gone / Locust
*Anathallo / Cafetorium / Canopy Glow / Anticon
The Winter Solstice / Sufjan Stevens / Songs for Christmas Singalong Vol 5: PEACE / Asthmatic Kitty
*Medeski, Martin & Wood / Free Go Lily Radiolarians / Indirecto
The Squirrel Nut Zippers / Carolina Christmas / Christmas Caravan / Mammoth
The Husbands / Tell Me Your Love is Only Mine / There's Nothing I'd Like More Than to See You Dead / Swami
Sinéad O'Connor / Mandinka / The Lion and the Cobra / Chrysalis
*El Guincho / Palmitos Park / Alegranza / XL
Psalm One feat. DJDQ of Glue / Beat the Drum / The Death of Frequent Flyer / Rhymesayers
Lady Sovereign / Fiddle with the Volume / Vertically Challenged / Chocolate Industries
Man Man / The Ballad of Butterbeans / Rabbit Habits / Anti-


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Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Poem

I do not as a rule write poetry, but this came to me as I was drifting off to sleep the other night.

The Space between You and Me

The cat steps quietly on the bed
  circles us twice
  stops by my head
  and stares covetously at
the space between you and me.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

News from our trip to San Francisco

So last week my husband and I completed something we'd started 11 years earlier — that is, we got the one thing our 1997 marriage ceremony lacked: a marriage license.

Yes, folks, we had ourselves a San Francisco gay wedding. (Surprise!)

Now, since we'd already had a nice big wedding, and this one was basically a formality, we kept it small and simple, and we let it get silly. The ceremony was performed by one of my oldest friends (who, it turns out, is authorized to marry people in California), dressed as the Green Lantern. Another old friend was the witness, and a friend of theirs took pictures.

I haven't mentioned this event to much of anyone yet, because I really do think of it as just a long-delayed formality.

So anyway, there it is: we now have a little legal recognition. The marriage won't be recognized by our home state, nor our country (not any time soon). But it is valid in California, at least for the time being (vote no on prop 8!). And it would be recognized in some other states, and countries. So that means something to me.

Anyway, I'm writing a similar storyline for Finn and Charlie. Some real elements will make their way into this story, and others will be made up.


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