Monday, January 03, 2005

Virtual Radio Show...Almost 

Rain in the middle of January, almost too slick for the busses fat with returning students, their new christmas sweaters held close to their soggy bodies as they sprinted the pathways to their homes away from home. On the bright side, that meant plenty of listeners for the first radio show of the year, and happily, I was ready.

Or so I thought.

Digital technology came to Tributary with a vengance since holiday break:

1. Weekly posted playlists will now include no less than two downloadable songs, in mp3 format wherever possible, and in m4a format when otherwise unavailable.
[The usual disclaimer applies, of course: music made available herein will remain up for one week or less, and is intended for preview purposes only. Buy music so that artists may simply live!]

2. I played the whole show off the iPod, which was so much more convenient than those dual CD decks.

3. Theoretically, the show was being simulcast live here. I even advertised, both blog-wise (see now-made-irrelevant blogpost immediately below) and on the school bulletin board. In reality, however, this was a total false alarm -- all that was broadcast was the autofeed from the school computer, which plays when no one is in the studio. Sorry for the premature notification, folks -- I'm told we have to have an all-DJ playlist discussion before going live with the stream, but hope to prod the student board of directors to get the thing up and running by next week or so.

But three new technologies, one glitch isn't such a bad ratio, really. Here's hoping we'll get a three-fer next week. Until then, it was just great to have the studio back to myself again, student callers streaming in like rain.

As always, playlist follows. Right click and save redlined links for iPod-flava files.

Tributary 1/3/05

Skavoovie and the Epitones -- Fat Soul
Cake -- Wheels
Guster -- I Spy
Badly Drawn Boy -- Once Around the Block
Sesame Street Monsters -- Ma Nah Ma Nah
Donna The Buffalo -- Front Porch
Los Lobos -- That Train Don't Stop Here Anymore
G. Love and Special Sauce w/ Jack Johnson -- Rodeo Clowns
Oysterhead -- Oz Is Ever Floating

Moxy Fruvous -- King Of Spain
Keller Williams -- Breathe
John Mayer -- No Such Thing
Peter Mulvey -- The Ocean
Nellie McKay -- David
Piero Umiliani -- Mah Na Mah Na

Phish -- Glide
Barenaked Ladies -- Jane
Ryan Adams -- Wonderwall
Shawn Colvin -- Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic
Rhonda Vincent -- Bananaphone
Eddie From Ohio -- If I Had A Boat (live)
Mark Erelli -- Troubadour Blues

Cake -- Mah Na Mah Na
Wilco -- Hummingbird
The Waifs -- London Still
Da Vinci's Notebook -- Traffic Jam
Tim O'Brien -- Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Juliana Hatfield -- Live On Tomorrow
Hayseed Dixie -- Highway To Hell
Nick Drake -- Pink Moon

Ah....what a difference a year makes. You've been listening to Tributary, your ten to midnight Monday night show here on WNMH 91.5 fm, serving three states, two campuses, and one school. Enjoy the downloads, folks. We'll try the stream again next week.

posted by boyhowdy | 9:54 PM |

Mah nah mah nah!

Doo dooooo de dooo dooo...
Mah nah mah nah?

Doo dooooo de doooooo
Mah nah mah nah!

Doo dooooo de dooo dooo...

(quick trivia: apparently this song was used in a foreign porn movie long before Jim Henson used it)
Hi! I just surfed over via a link at Bumptious', and I just wanted to say I really enjoy your writing. Very engaging! I'm a radio guy myself (Westwood One announcer in NYC Market) and post some radio stories of my own over at ... Anyway, I'm looking forward to coming back and reading more here. Thanks, and best wishes for a happy '05! Tom
Oh My God. I SOO love you now. Didn't I tell you this'd be great? Oooo... *fumbles over the player in clumsy attempts to get it to start playing these jams*....
dude -


ya got GROUPIES now!

Now that this job thing is gonna end, maybe you should take this blog on tour or somethin'?

Damn...wish I had groupies...ergh.
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