With the holidays in full swing, I knew that holiday shopping and whatnot would prevent me from being able to assemble a two hour show this week. Fortunately, DJ JustanotherDJ (at our Southern California affiliate) is regularly able to get my back in situations like this, and it was easy enough to program the quantum number generator to switch the feed to him for the first hour of the show. With that in mind, we present one of the more unusual interpretations of holiday broadcasting, as DJ JustanotherDJ dives into A Seasonal Show.
A Seasonal Show (22259)
SHOW NOTES 12/17/2011
Hey, folks. DJ JustAnotherDJ here.
THE NIGHTS ARE GETTING LONGER! No, I’m not trying to depress anyone – beyond any S.A.D. they may already be going through on their own. That’s just my first correction. During the show, I said the days were getting longer this time of year, when, of course, we all know it’s the nights. I guess since I’m a night person, I just kind of turned things around there. I did a lot of that this week.
My other correction is that “Splinter” is actually about the Snow Queen, not the Ice Queen. Guess that fairy tale isn’t all that famous after all, if I can’t even remember what she’s the queen of – no, that would just be my problem. It’s famous enough. The version of the song heard here is a “bonus” track, which isn’t as easy to throw onto a CD as it is on vinyl – it’s actually contained in the track for the final song of the album, “White Linen”, after about 15 minutes of silence. Stupid CDs. Though, for my money, better than “the Cloud.” Hey, lets all line up to buy things we can’t actually possess! Yeah, that’ll end well.
For the “bells” section of the show, all those songs are from 2010. In fact, a couple of the bands had their debut that year, and they all were formed generally around that time. Interesting how there were decades of music with no bands that had the word “bells” in their names, then, all of a sudden there’s, like, four. Life is an odd place.
So, yeah, maybe I can’t get seasonal music right, but I hope I played some songs that you liked. And, I also hope you all have a happy whatever-you-do for this time of year!
# SONG * ARTIST * ALBUM * LABEL * WEB
01.) Infinity Guitars * Sleigh Bells * Treats * Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.
02.) Make A Deal With The City * Hurricane Bells * Down Comes The Rain * Invisible Brigades (self-release)
03.) Babelonia * School of Seven Bells * Disconnect from Desire * Ghostly International / Vagrant Records
04.) Your Head Is On Fire * Broken Bells * Broken Bells Columbia
05.) Winter * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
06.) The Pool * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
07.) Take to the Sky * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
08.) Sweet Dreams * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
09.) Inside Out * Tori Amos * Winter – Maxi Single * Atlantic
10.) Under Ice * Kate Bush * Hounds Of Love * EMI
11.) Splinter (alternate version) * 17 Reasons Why * The Dark Years * 17 Reasons Why
12.) Winter On Ice * The Spinanes * Strand * Sub Pop
13.) Icepond * Sunset Valley * Icepond * Barsuk
14.) Every Iceberg Is Afire * Sky Cries Mary * This Timeless Turning * World Domination Recordings / Capitol Records