Friday, September 10, 2010

Let's Prove a Theorem!

I'm not certain what the title has to do with anything. Really, it's the first thing that popped into my mind. In the same way, most of my note headers when I take notes in class tend to be lines from indie songs, obscure music references, or bad math puns -- neither of which have to do with, say, ordinary differential equations.

I've been jockeying the disks for two weeks now. On the air-shift proposal, they ask us to write a promo, and I mentioned on the promo how we would take a historically-minded tour through the bands and labels of the glory days of '80s and '90s indie. I look at my playlists for the past two weeks and think that's the era of indie rock that my show's been lacking! For the most part, though, the new albums I play tend to be from established bands and performers that have been there since before I was born- Mary Timony (who's been at it since the days of Simple Machines Records), Eleventh Dream Day, The Vaselines, and so on.

My show is from 7PM to 9PM on Fridays now. Since it's a two-hour show and that usually means I can fit 25 to 30 songs, I'll be linking to the playlist on the wrct site as opposed to typing the playlist out by hand (this takes much longer than you think! and the wrct playlist has most everything -- just not always the year of release)

Here is today's. I think the highlight is the Skeptics song. AFFCO. From what I know, this record's quite obscure and near impossible to find, at least in the States. Skeptics were an industrial/noise band that were doing their thing on, out of all labels, Flying Nun. I was quite happy to find the vinyl sitting in the library, though I was unhappy that it seemed unloved -- I had to add Skeptics into the database, which implies nobody's played it in the past decade or so. Why such good music goes to waste baffles me.

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