Thursday, October 9, 2014

Some New Ads, Halloween, and an "Upgrade"

Here are a few tracks I just uploaded -the first few tracks of what should be a pretty large group in upcoming weeks.
Since it is just me for the time being I am trying to take some extra time to listen to everything to avoid glitchy tracks and any songs I wind up not liking later (that has happened more than once...).

'New' Ads:
Bleached - "Electric Chair"

King Tuff - "Wild Desire"

Dirty Beaches - "Lone Runner"

KAV - "Man with no Shadow"

Wand -"Ganglion Reef" (full album)

Primal Scream - "Dolls"


Beginning in a few days the Halloween tracks and and playlist will begin creeping ghoulishly into the playlists culminating on Halloween Night when we go all-out.
These won't just be your typical Halloween "novelty" songs-they will be songs with dark themes or titles, creepy sounding songs, and also good party tunes to compliment the fun and silliness that is grown-ass adults acting like kids.
Request and suggestions are very welcome!

The "Upgrade" of which I speak is a pretty basic one which should help improve your listening experience-not having to listen to the same ads every hour.
I'm sorry you are forced to hear them at all, but I pay royalties to the aritists I play. The fact that I can legally operate worldwide is because of the good folks at Streamlicsensing.com and RadioLoyalty.com. I don't pretend for a second that you listen for "free"-you exchange a couple of minutes for every hour you listen to hear the ads that pay the bills...
I recently realized I could do a perfect imitation of the banana slug form the "Only in the Forest"campaign.
I'm schorry! That is a bit much.
I picked this campaign because it is a public service and if I am going to force you to listen to ads, they should be for a good cause.
But after a few months, it must be driving you nuts.
Fortunately, RL has given me some great options.
Starting today, there will be a variety of ads, all socially responsible, and they won't all be two minutes long.
The old ad will still circulate because I support the Forest Service, but these other ads are equally worthy.
Thanks for your time and patience.
Enjoy!
Cheers! C.


I am REALLY trying to get THIS onto the station but Amazon has become a total cunt.




*UPDATE* Amazon's assholery seems to have been solved. Full album in the "Featured Artist" Queue as of this morning at about 4am....guess we'll get to discover it together.
I'm pretty sure it'll be more than okay....



P.S.
Kat, we miss you like Hell and always will.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I'm Calling Bullshit!!:The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest - Esquire

The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest - Esquire: "THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE WANTS TO FINE YOU $1,000 FOR TAKING PICTURES IN THE FOREST
The Forest Service oversees 193 million acres of wilderness. In a month, you won't be able to take a picture in them without getting a fine -- even if the new rules are unconstitutional."

Yes, you read that right, and you should read the whole article.
Yes, I know  I say I want to keep politics out of the site and station...but there has always been a caveat: When peoples' rights are in question.
This is complete and utter bullshit.
In case you hadn't noticed the only commercials we are currently running are for this very group.
"Discover the Forest-just don't take pictures!!"
I wish I didn't have to run commercials but I have always been thankful that the good folks at Radio Loyalty give me the option of running ads that I feel are both beneficial to the listener and socially responsible.....this just pisses me the fuck off.
I'd love to hear from you about this and likewise I will post updates.
C.



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Oh My...NEW Sarah Borrello - "Stories" via Soundcloud....and I Gloat a Little over Kongos...

So, I have said on more than one occasion that we don't (and can't) compete with other music blogs for being the "first" to discover artists.
Stereogum, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound,  Some Kind of Awesome ,(and many others).....we can't beat them to the punch on a regular basis.
That being said, as someone who gets one of the biggest thrills in life with sharing something great with others who might enjoy it?
Sometimes we do.
....It's a pretty awesome feeling.
Even if you don't know it yet.

Less than a year ago I met a couple who saw Kongos play at a small club in Los Angeles.
I was bummed because I couldn't go and I knew it was probably going to be the last chance to see them in a small club.
Google them and see what the last few months have brought them.
We've been playing them for over two years.

Then there is Sarah Borrello.
I posted this on 4/06/12.
You can go through our archives and see how many times I have posted about her.

What first struck me was the power and soul of her voice. As she has matured (at an increasingly rapid rate) one of the things she is excelling at is being powerful while restraining the power of her voice. She has control of it. She can belt out a Zepplin tune, but she can also do what I am about to post a Soundcloud link to below.
Her lyrics are personal and can be as strong as her voice.
Yesterday's post was about much the same thing in regards to Norah Jones.
From a past email or two I know that Ms. Borrello is sensitive about new, rough demos so I am just going to direct you to her Souncloud link for the song.
I try not to gush too much about the things I nerd-out on but she is something special.
Whether she becomes a huge star or just keeps cranking out great music in relative obscurity, if you are music-lover, keep her on your radar.

Sarah Borrello- "Stories"


Part of me can't wait for a full studio-treatment....part of me thinks this is perfect just the way it is.
I am a sucker for studio background-noise....especially for the sound of a cord getting jacked-in at the beginning.

Enjoy!
Cheers!
C.

P.S. Kat, we still miss you every day.