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You be th' DJ! (y' know y' wanna)

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Anvrill
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0 posted 08-16-2002 12:37 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

I hate the radio. I've hated it for years. I mean, this stupid contraption will play one entertaining, or even good, song ever about once an hour. And if this one song you like happens to be popular, it'll be playing every hour on the hour, and there are only a few songs I can listen to that often. None of them are even singles.

Anyway, at work, we have the radio playing all night. It cannot be helped. So I work through it, ignoring it viciously most of the time, then singing along at the top of my lungs whenever one of my songs gets played.

Last night was strange... They played The Clash! First time I've ever heard them on the radio. I mean, sure, CJAY 92 is proud to play "the classic rock you love, the new rock you need", but what they mean by classic rock is playing Stairway to Heaven once a night, then a few Rolling Stones songs every once in a while, with the occasional playing of Born to be Wild or Magic Carpet Ride (and aren't those off the same album?). They'll, from time to time, have their "lost classic," which isn't really lost at all. I mean, who here doesn't have Billy Idol's Rebel Yell off by heart, whether or not you want it that strongly in yr mind?

Anyway, yeh, they played The Clash. And two songs that I know have been bigger players on American radio (I went on a long chase to identify the band 30 Seconds to Mars, and that took me across many a radio website), but I've never heard played on CJAY before, and they caught me. Get Free by The Vines and Running Away by Hoobastank.

The combination of these three songs (and the utter lack of Moist, which usually gets at least Push, and sometimes even Leave it Alone played, along with at least two David Usher solo songs) got me thinking as to what I would actually want to hear on the radio.

If I had a good hour or so to program my own stuff, staying within the reality of bands that CJAY has played and will play (and within the bound of singles, or at least songs I know have played on the radio before).... This is what my playlist would look like:

Unwanted - Avril Lavigne (doubt it's a single; heard it on CJAY once)
Ressurection - Moist
Nothing Else Matters (symphonic version) - Metallica
Running Away - Hoobastank
Capricorn - 30 Seconds to Mars
Release - The Tea Party
Come as you Are - Nirvana
Alone in the Universe - David Usher (no, it's not cheating to have Usher and Moist in one hour; Black Black Heart and Push are almost always played within the same hour)
Get Free - The Vines
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
We're in this Together - Nine Inch Nails
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Now watch this set never, ever being played on a radio anywhere.

What's your dream set? Y' don't hafta stay in the bounds of reality like I did! I was just inspired by reality, so...

Yeh.

Have at it!

impress me, or be discarded

mpc

Anvrill
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1 posted 08-16-2002 12:39 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Wow, the sponsors be sneaky.   That whole link over the word singles is not my fault. That's actually kinda cool how it instantly turns into a link.... Disturbing at the same time. Wonder how long that'll last?

impress me, or be discarded

mpc

[This message has been edited by Anvrill (08-16-2002 12:40 PM).]

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2 posted 08-18-2002 03:04 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Sadly, if you want to know what's going to be on the radio, just turn on MTV. Get Free, By the Way, Crawling, that new Coldplay song, etc. etc. etc.

I hate playlists. I want random beauty, not preprogrammed payola. Not to say that music is bad, but it should not be heard 17 times per 8 hour shift.

It's a long story.

mikey

[This message has been edited by bsquirrel (08-18-2002 03:06 AM).]

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3 posted 08-18-2002 01:53 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Heh. I could have fun with this one.

Looped - BranVan 3000
Pieces of You - Jewel
The Drinking Song - Great Big Sea
Hedwig's Song - Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone Soundtrack
5000 Miles - The Proclaimers
Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Barenaked Ladies
Grounded - My Vitriol
Love Me Just Leave Me Alone - Jewel
Baby Driver - Simon and Garfunkel
(and anything by the so-called "has beens" Metallica)
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4 posted 08-21-2002 12:45 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

In my current mindstate, how about ....

1. The Pyramid Song, Radiohead
2. Something in the Way, Nirvana
3. Violet, Hole
4. Teenage Riot, Sonic Youth
5. Porcelina of the Blue Oceans, Smashing Pumpkins
6. Mother, Pink Floyd
7. Hero For the Day, Metallica
8. Disarm, Smashing Pumpkins
9. Stripped, Depeche Mode
10. How Soon is Now?, The Smiths
11. Ouja Board, Ouja Board, Morrissey
12. Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

What, commercial break already?
brian madden
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5 posted 08-21-2002 04:46 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Oh music thread, ok here goes, songs they would never play on radio but I would.  

"Killing in the name of" Rage against the machine. (if only for the last part of the song)

"A season of change" Dream theatre (my fav. 23 mins song)

"Transmission" Joy Division

"Rid of me" PJ Harvey

"Oh Lord" and "are you the one?" by Nick Cave.

"Faster" Manic street preachers.

"Is this what you wanted" Leonard Cohen

"Dancing Barefoot" Patti Smith.

thats all for today's show, Dj Mad brian madden signing off. Good night Passions

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