Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Deep Sea Diving Christmas Mix

I found out how to use 8 tracks, so maybe I will be featuring more playlists up here. Thanks to Matt for The Ventures and Irene tunes!

Friday, December 2, 2011

happy songs

Lake- Roger Miller
This song is my favorite off of the album that came out earlier this year, Giving and Receiving. How can any English major resist that first verse. And I'm not even a Hemingway fan. ( ;__; Sorry, gods of the American literary canon).

Here is a beautiful description of the lyrics by Ashley Eriksson of Lake:
The experience of art can be so overpowering. I’m the kind of person that starts crying during the trailers before a movie even starts. Once I went to an art museum and cried uncontrollably while staring at a field painting by Morris Louis. Another feeling that people have when they experience art is that the artist has somehow channeled the listener/viewer or that they are talking about the listener/viewer, personally. Rather than feeling “This is like me” they actually think “This is me.”

Acid House Kings- I Just called to Say (Something in Swedish*)
Dare you to feel sad while listening to this. I dare you.

*for those curious and not linguistically inclined, he is calling to say he loves you. yay, google translate!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

elizabeth cotten- oh babe it ain't no lie

Sunday, November 20, 2011

open melody 2011 recap

Open Melody 2011 was great fun. If you missed it, here's a recap biased toward my favorite events of the night. Frank Fairfield was my far and away my favorite. Sir Richard Bishop was also amazing, though I was pretty sleepy by the time his set rolled around. And Let's Paint TV was, of course, an entertaining experience! You can see what the audience experienced (or more specifically Mr. Paint, himself) on the point of view video below. Make it out to next year's y'all. And until then keep checking Acrobatics Everyday for more awesome events in the Irvine area.

Frank Fairfield- 9 Pound Hammer

Frank Fairflield- Call Me a Dog When I'm Gone

Sir Richard Bishop of Sun City Girls- Esoterica of Abyssinia

Taken last night by Mr. Paint's helmet camera. Skip to 8:50 for small fire.

More from Let's Paint TV 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the replacements- swingin party

Monday, November 7, 2011

kurt vile- classic rock in spring/freeway in mind

Friday, October 7, 2011

Video flood in honor of the late Bert Jansch

The truly talented Scottish singer-songwriter, Bert Jansch, passed away this past Wednesday after a battle with cancer. His contribution to folk music with Pentangle and through his own work has been prolific, and his style is echoed in the music of his contemporaries and those that followed. 

From the
Those he influence included Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Graham Coxon, Donovan, Bernard Butler and Paul Simon. According to fellow guitarist Johnny Marr: "He completely reinvented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled today... without Bert Jansch, rock music as it developed in the 60s and 70s would have been very different."

"He is a hero of mine, one of my greatest influences. Bert was one of the all-time great acoustic guitarists and singer songwriters" -Neil Young

The music speaks better than I ever could so I hope you will take a moment to listen. Love you, Bert.


Friday, September 30, 2011

honey cone

Honey Cone- Want Ad

Oh my gosh, how did I go through life without knowing Honey Cone? Just saw this on related videos, and am super excited. Also, they are super smiley for being cheated on, but props for their sass.

shoorah shoorah

Betty Wright- Shoorah Shoorah
This is one of my all time favorite songs, and this video just shows an added dimension of her fabulous.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

fry myself a fine steak, peter cooks the finest meat now

Jess, one of my ~muses~ when I had my show, sent me this. Thanks, Jess!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

one more, just for good measure.

you can read annie's behind the scenes take here

Out today!

Everyone and their uncles are excited about St. Vincent's newest release Strange Mercy (out today)! You can stream the whole thing here in case you need convincing.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

lee hazlewood and ann-margret, you turn my head around

Friday, June 17, 2011

It may have been my last show, but I'm still around!

First, thanks to Paul for being the most awesome "last show sub"/time slot successor ever! Stay tuned in the summer months from 6-8pm for his show Two Left Feet!

If anyone reads this, I just want to say this has been one awesome trip the last few years! I have made the best of friends with some of the folks here at KUCI, and it was truly one of the best things that I have done in both college and my life. Thanks to those who welcomed me in at the station, and made it the awesome experience that it was. And also thanks to those who made what we were/are doing a  little more worthwhile by listening :). I don't know if I can totally just say goodbye, so I might be back in a couple of years! and in the meantime, stay tuned to this blog to find more musical goodies, and to see when I will be making sub appearances at KUCI (on Paul's show ;) )

<3 you guys forevs.

6.17.11 my last shoooow!! 6-7pm with ME & 7-8 pm with Paul

Johnny Roundhouse- Piranha Party

Ben Kweller- How it Should Be- Sha Sha
Bill Callahan- Sycamore- Woke on a Whaleheart
**Marissa Nadler- In Your Lair, Bear- Marissa Nadler

Bert Jansch- Dreams of Love- Bert Jansch
Andrew Bird- Swedish Wedding March- Music of Hair
Mount Eerie- You Swan, Go On- Lost Wisdom
Mason Lindahl- Serrated Man Sound- Serrated Man Sound

Jonathan Richman- That Summer Feeling- I, Jonathan
Brian Eno- Cindy Tells Me- Here Come the Warm Jets
Girls at our Best- Waterbed Babies- Pleasure

**Cornershop- Once There Was a Wintertime- Cornershop and the Double O Groove Of
City Center- Summer School- City Center
Why?- By Torpedo or Crohn's- Alopecia

Cab Calloway- I'll Be Around- The King of Hi-De-Ho

(unofficial last song!) high inergy- shoulda gone dancin

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

my last show of .... the forseeable future! this friday!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Johnny Roundhouse- Piranha Party
**Xeno & Oaklander- Preuss- Sentinelle
Pere Ubu- Miss You- Tenement Year
**Balkans- Edita V- Balkans

**Ponytail- Flabbermouse- Do Whatever You Want All the Time
**Paleo- Over the Hill and Back Again- Fruit of the Spirit
Danielson- Two Sitting Ducks- Ships
Adam Green- Bathing Birds-  Minor Love

**Strange Markings- Mountaintops- Lightly Asleep
**Idiot Glee- It- Paddy whack
Bird Names- Taxicabs and Bicycles- Sings the Browns
**Is/Is- Eating Hourglasses- This Happening EP

**Paul Bailey Ensemble- Life Too Short- Alt-Classical (request), Paul Bailey Ensemble on Hobart's show The Crystal Egg tomorrow morning (saturday june 11th at 7:30/7:45-ish

**Brown Recluse- At Last- Evening Tapestry
**Jonny-  Candyfloss- Teenage Fanclub
**The Curious Mystery- Up in the Morning- We Creeling
Pentangle- Hunting Song- Basket of Life

**Explosions in the Sky- Trembling- Take Care Take Care Take Care
**City Center- Obvious- Redeemer
Amiina- Seoul- Seoul EP

Toro y Moi- New Beat- Underneath the Pine

**The Luyas- Cold Canada- Too Beautiful to Work

The Black Angels- Haunting at 1300 McKinley- (myspace)
Saknatee Srichiiangmai- Nom Samai Mai- The Sounds of Siam
M. Ashraf- Dama Dam Mas Qalandar- Sound of Wonder

Olaf Arnalds- Innundir Skinni- Innundir Skinni
Laura Veirs- Wandering Kind- Saltbreakers

Friday, June 3, 2011

6.3.11 second to last show ?? happy national donut day!

Bobby Birdman- Moving On/Up- Let Me In
Flying- #1 Chariot- Just One Second Ago Broken Eggshell
Angus and Julia Stone- Just A Boy- myspace (request)

**Bill Callahan- Drover- Apocalypse
**Kurt Vile- On Tour- Smoke Ring for my Halo
Backwards Sam Firk- Get Back, Old Devil- The True Blues and Gospel of Backwards Sam Firk

Adam Green- Give them a Token- Minor Love
**Nat Baldwin- A Little Lost- People Changes
The Bats- I Go Wild- Tuatara comp.
Dash Jacket- Till Dawn- Romance

girls at our best- go for gold- pleasure
The Morning Benders- Lovefool- The Bedroom Covers
Adam Green- What Makes Him Act So Bad- Minor Love
Tim Fite- Yesterday's Garden- Fair Ain't Fair

Harps of Paraguay- Tren Lechero- Matei America
Buena Vista Social Club- Chan Chan- Buena Vista Social Club
Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera- Lacho- Canciones Inolvidables

**Cornershop- Double Digit- Cornershop and the Double O Groove of
Geeta Dutt- Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu- (Thanks Neha!)
Taken By Trees- Watch the Waves- East of Eden

Amiina- What are We Waiting For- Puzzle
**Akron/Family- Light Emerges- S/T II

Tennis- Pigeon- Cape Dory
Caetano Veloso- Por Quem- Zii E Zie

Baden Powell- Canto de Ossanha- Afro Sambas
Mester Geraldo e Sua Bateria- Mistura No. 4- Batucada Genial

dont adjust that dial, babe. cuz this radio has feelings

photos by sophie jarry

Monday, May 30, 2011

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awww bert jansch with a pup. i love him.

"Running From Home"

5.27 another 20 min show!

**The Sea and Cake- Up on the North Shore The Moonlight Butterfly
**The Luyas- Too Beautiful to Work- Too Beautiful to Work
The Morning Benders- Dreams- The Bedroom Covers
Bert Jansche- Running, running from Home- Bert Jansch
Wendell Stuart and the Downbeaters- Delilah- Wendell Stuart and the Downbeater

Friday, May 20, 2011


Johnny Roundhouse- Piranha Party (Thanks George!!)
Orange Juice- Consolation Prize- The Glasgow School

**Africa Hitech - One Two -Hitecherous
ESG- Erase You- A South Bronx Story
**Cornershop- United Provinces of India- Cornershop & the Double-O Groove OF
Al Balabil- 5th track -Sahrat avec El Blabil

Alela Diane- Rifle- The Pirate's Gospel
Django Reinhardt- Rose Room- Djangologie USA
Marlene Dietrich Die Fruhen Aufnahmen

Mahna Mahna and the Two Snowths- Mahna Mahna- Best of the Muppets

Levek- Creature Creeper- LVK demo
Bill Callahan- Too Many Birds- Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
The Acorn- Slippery when Wet- No Ghost

Friday, May 13, 2011

5.13.11, Last week to donate :)

**Overlord- What Do You Want Me For- In Soviet Russia, My Heart Breaks You
**Lake- Roger Miller- Giving and Receiving
**Boat- Landlocked- Dress Like Your Idols

Thunder Power- Casanova- Love Yourself
Hello Seahorse!- Won't Say Anything- Hoy A Las Ocho

**Javelin- Waterfalls- Canyon Candy
Una Ramos- Recuerdos de Calahuayo- El Arte de la Quena
Los Folkloristas- Tierra Mestiza- N/A

The Incredible String Band- The Hedgehog's Song- The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
Pentangle- Light Flight- Basket of Light

Josephine Foster- Trees Lay By- Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You
Bert Jansch- Casbah- Bert Jansch
Abner Jay- Too Poor to Live, Too Poor to Die- Last Ole Minstrel Man

Harry McClintock- Big Rock Candy Mountain- O, Brother Where Art Thou?
White Hinterland- Dreaming of the Plum Trees- Phylactery Factory
Eddie & Ernie- That's the Way it Is- Lost Friends

Orange Juice- Consolation Prize- The Glasgow School
**Akron/Family- So it Goes- The Cosmic Birth
Jonathan Richman- My Love is a Flower- The Berserkley Years
**Jonny- English Lady- Jonny

Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, and John McLaughlin- Orient Blue- Passion, Grace, & Fire
**Hauschka- Radar- Salon Des Amateurs
 **Thao & Mirah- Little Cup- Thao & Mirah
**Timber Timbre- Black Water- Creep on Creepin' On
**The Sea and Cake- Monday- The Moonlight Butterfly

Eduardo Falu & Paco Pena- Alborada
Dept. of Eagles- Floating on the Lehigh- Dept. of Eagles

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Short Show!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!! It makes me feel like this:

Basically incredibly grateful! If you haven't yet contributed to KUCI during our funddrive, please consider doing so-- we love you! and we love giving you awesome programming all day, everyday. Now is your chance to send some love back at us! You can call in 949-824-5824 or click on the link on the right-- its more fun to call in though cuz you get people like me excited and we get to give you fun thank you gifts!

**Javelin- Gaucho- Canyon Candy

on air: Menahan Street Band- The Contender- Make the Road by Walking

Blonde Redhead- 23- 23
Lia Ices- Grown Unknown- Grown Unknown

on air: Menahan Street Band- Karina- Make the Road by Walking

A Hawk and a Hacksaw- Foni Tu Argile- Delivrance
Beirut- My Family's Role in the World Revolution- Lon Gisland EP

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa. I had no idea she looked this awesome.
One of my favorite bands based on their lyrics alone. See for yourself.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Delicate Steve- The Ballad of Speck and Pebble- Wondervisions
**Tune-Yards- Doorstep- W h o k i l l
Marnie Stern- The Things You Notice- Marnie Stern

-- on air -- Menahan Street Band- The Traitor- Make the Road by Walking

Andrew Bird- Twistable Turnable Man Returns- N/A
Wendell Stuart & the Downbeaters- Island in the Sun- Wendell Stuart & the Downbeaters
**Kurt Vile- Ghost Town- Smoke Ring for my Halo

-- on air--- Menahan Street Band- Karina- Make the Road by Walking

Aaron Martin- Water Damage- Almond
**Jonny- You Was Me- Jonny
The Incredible String Band- Minotaur's Song- The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

-- on air-- Menahan Street Band-Make the Road by Walking- Make the Road by Walking

Claude Debussy- Claire de Lune
**Hauschka- No Sleep- Salon Des Amateurs
Memoryhouse- The Waves- The Years EP
Gregor Samsa- Ain Leuh- Rest

--on air-- Menahan Street Band- Esma- Make the Road by Walking

**Akron/Family- Cast a Net- S/T II: The Cosmic Birth...
 Luiz Bonfa- Summertime Love- Introspection
Cab Calloway- I'll Be Around- The King of Hi-De-Ho
Brian Eno- Golden Hours- Another Green World

--on air-- Menahan Street Band- Montego Sunset- MTRBW

Jonathan Richman- Cosi Veloce- Not So Much to Love as to Be Loved
Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera- Baila Yemaya- Canciones Inolvidables
**Cornershop- Don't Shake It- Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of
Hongtong Daoudon- Whaen Man Khan Dang- Huai Abanibi

--on air-- Menahan Street Band- Home Again!- MTRBW

Destroyer- Watercolors into the Ocean- Destroyer's Rubies
Clare & the Reasons- You Gettin Me- Arrow
**Deerhoof- Super Duper Rescue Heads!- Deerhoof vs. Evil**Acid House Kings- Under Water- Music Sounds Better With You

--on air-- Menahan Street Band- Tired of Fighting- MTRBW

**Frances- Between Us- Celebration Station EP
Erlend Oye- Intuition

Thursday, April 21, 2011

a few of my favorites from last week

Marlene Dietrich
Charles Bradley

Friday, April 15, 2011


**Sonny & the Sunsets- Heart of Sadness- Hit After Hit
The Debutantes- Shake a Tail Feather- Destroy that Boy
**Starfucker- Hungry Ghost- Reptilians
**Panda Bear- Slow Motion- Tomboy

Little Worley & the Drops- Watch Your Step- Lost Friends
**Sonny & the Sunsets- Pretend You Love Me- Hit After Hit
**Timbre Timbre- Bad Ritual- Creep on Creepin' On
Charles Bradley Feat. Menahan Street Band- The World (Is Going Up in Flames)- No Time for Dreaming

**A Hawk and a Hacksaw- Cervantine- Cervantine
Eduardo Falu y Paco Pena- Alborada- Encuentro
Jeanne Moreau- Le Tourbillon- (Jules et Jim)

Monmarquette & St. Jean- Clog De William Durette- Global Accordian
Marlene Dietrich- I Couldn't Be So Annoyed- (Blonde Venus)
**Hauschka- Subconscious- Salon Des Amateurs

**Lake- Roger Miller- Giving and Receiving

**Brown Recluse- Golden Sun- Evering Tapestry
**Jonny- I Want to Be Around You- Jonny

**Fan Modine- Wormwood Scrubs- Gratitude for the Shipper

Bill Callahan- Diamond Dancer- Woke on a Whaleheart
**Akron/Family- So it Goes- Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth
**Deerhoof- I Did Crimes for You- Deerhoof vs. Evil
** Shugo Tokumaru- Malerina- Port Entropy

Javelin- vibrationz- Jamz n Jemz
Delicate Steve- Wondervisions- Wondervisions
Dan Deacon- Wet Wings- Bromst
**Cornershop- Top Knot- Cornershop & the Double-O Groove
Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera- Lacho- Canciones Inolvidables

**The Luyas- Too Beautiful to Work- Too Beautiful to Work
**Ponytail- Honey Touches- Do Whatever You Want All the Time

Mariachi El Bronx- I Would Die 4 U- Colette No.10

Saturday, April 9, 2011

4.8.2011 shorty show, it's baseball night!

Orange Juice- I Can't Help Myself- Rip It Up
Lord Fly with Dan Williams and his Orchestra- Swine Gal Lane/Iron Bar- Mento Madness
**Papercuts- Wait TIl Im Dead - Fading Parade
**Kurt Vile- Jesus Fever- Smoke Ring for My HAlo

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band- Abba Zaba- Safe as Milk
Aurelio- Laru Beya- Laru Beya
Rodrigo Y Gabriela- Master Maqui- 11:11
**Deerhoof- No One Asked to Dance- Deerhoof vs. Evil

Eddie & Ernie - I'm a Young Man- Lost Friends
The Pivots- I'm not Your Stepping Stone- Destroy that Boy Compilation
Kent Yilisi- Kara Kasli Haracem- Turcobilly mix by Karriem found here

The Endless Bummer- Baseball in China- Modern American Calypsos (i know how to cater to my audience!)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

and we're back...

hello all, anybody out there?
i am starting a new quarter of my show after a two quarter long hiatus, beginning tomorrow night next week* at 6pm. it's gonna be a good time!
in honor of new beginnings here's some gary u.s. bonds!

*woops, my bad! it's the ella fitzgerald 24 hour marathon today! so see ya next week ladies and fellas.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Subbing for Raechal Ray's Cooking Accident 1.11.11

Marnie Stern- For Ash- Marnie Stern                              
Dustin Wong - Infinite Love "Brother"           
Cotton Jones- Sail Of The Silver Morning- Tall Hours In The Glowstream       
The Bats- Other side of you - The Law Of Things                                 
Ellie Fortune- Summer Fable- Matriarch                       
James Blackshaw- Part 3  - All Is Falling    
Bill Callahan- Sycamore- Woke On A Whaleheart 
Gregori Matusewitsch- Yidisher Melodien- Global Accordion - Early
Abner Jay-  My Middle Name is the Blues- Last Ole Minstrel
Al Balabil- title unknown- "Sahrat" avec El Balabil (cassette

Ducktails- Killin' The Vibe-   Ducktails III: Arcade
Pregnant- Uphill Divination- Regional Music
Shugo Tokumaru- Straw- Port Entropy

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Belated Best of 2010 List

If you haven't completely discounted my music taste after my last post, here is some stuff i liked in 2010. Since a lot of the artists I liked came out with two releases I'm grouping them together because I'm lazy and BECAUSE I CAN.

5) Janelle Monae, Arch Android 
dig this album.

4) Dustin Wong: Let It Go & Infinite Love
I have to say I think I like Infinite Love best out of the two-- it was released as two different discs, "Brother" and "Sister" that begin the same way and then branch off in different directions. Dude also gets award for fave show of the year-- partly cuz it was awesome, and partly because I can't remember going to very many others.

from "Brother" Disc 1
3) Pregnant: Liquidation on Swans & Regional Music
I really didn't remember Liquidations of Swans being released this year, but according to numerous sites I guess it just barely slipped in.  Anyway both albums are phenomenal.  Both out on Life's Blood.

**Favorite Track of the Year Alert**

2) Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People EP & Age of Adz
I ended up listening to the EP more than the LP even though the LP seems to be everyone's fave. But both were great. Djohariah itself is enough to make me love the EP, the sucker is long, but if you've got patience it's the best thing off the album.

1) Shugo Tokumaru: Port Entropy. This is my favorite all-around album. Not released in the US til Feb, but has already been released in Japan. For some reason it feels nostalgic and sentimental even though it just came out.  There is no way you can mope while listening to this album, awesome.

Favorite track by artist not in top 5:
Favorite "unreleased" track of 2010:

<3 you Mook, hurry and release something.

Other good things released this year:
Jonquil, A Hundred Suns EP: Nice all around pop release, music for da beach.
Ellie Fortune, Matriarch: Nice dude, nice voice, haunting folk music from Sacramento
Antn Hrkwk, Thoroughbred released on life's blood
Sun Kil Moon, Admiral Fell Promises
James Blackshaw, All is Falling

Sunday, January 2, 2011

winter break workin.

When desperation brought me to new lows at 4:40 am this morning, Hall & Oates found themselves a considerably more loyal fan.