29 November 2007

Little Radio with DJ Kim Anh & DJ Daisy O.

Once in awhile there comes along a combination that is just so insatiable; so irresistible; you can't help but indulge yourself in all its stupendous serendipity. A few examples: Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre ... the list goes on and on ...

May I present to you Kim Anh & Daisy O'dell, hosting 2 hours of remarkably genius radio.

However, first and foremost, I'll cut to the chase.  You're reading these blog entries because you actually care/know/care-to-know about good music. Let me just say flat out: the music selection is impeccable.

If that isn't alluring enough, here are some other reasons why you should tune in:

1. We're funny.
2.  I promise you will hear at least one song you don't know and will decide that you love.
3.  You can satisfy any musical itch during you work day, by IM'ing your requests
4.  There is a web cam in which you can see all the ongoings of a genius production
5.  Love advice is available to all listeners

By now you must be panting and and teething to find out where you can tune in. It's simple:
the show airs every Tuesday, from 2-4PM PST (re-calculate if you aren't a US westie) and direct your browser to www.littleradio.com

24 November 2007

To All You Naysayers:

I bring you Yeasayer ...

In this age of prophesized doom and government conspiracy, I find myself co-signing to liberalist ideals and radical ways of thinking. To further my paranoia and sense of urgency, I sat down for a full 2 hours to watch the web documentary Zeitgeist; a real eye opener indeed.  The film rakes through soiled evidence from 9/11, exposes religion, historical events, government chip implants and gives us someone else to blame for our money troubles. What was i thinking?!  I left my friend's apartment off Santa Monica Blvd late last night, looking over my shoulder like a smoking man scene from the X-files.

Its only appropriate that I've been listening to Yeasayer's debut LP, All Hour Cymbals, on repeat. Straight out of Brooklyn, these 4 multi-instrumentalists definitely comprise one of the better genre-blurring indie bands to hit the scene. Take the late 70's/early 80's feel of Talking Heads and Brian Eno, combined with Beach Boy harmonies, Animal Collective spastica, worldly chants, ethnic percussion and experimental ambient synth lines and you are just grazing the surface of this complex and beautiful album.

In the song 2080, lead singer Chris Keating sings out "i can't sleep when i think about the times we are living in/ i can't sleep when i think about the future i was born into"... he couldn't have said it better for me.

In a world foreshadowing chaos, suppression and uprise; in a world where the naysayers create war, consumerism and ruin, the Yeasayers create a spiritualism that transcends continental boundaries, cultures and time periods to remind you that you aren't the only one who is concerned.  And if for some reason you aren't the slightest bit concerned, it's probably time to wake up.

Yeasayer - Sunrise [mp3]

Yeasayer - Wait For Summer [mp3]

Yeasayer - 2080 [mp3]

09 November 2007

Happy Birthday!

Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thom Yorkkkke!!!!!  It felt like my birthday to finally download In Rainbows.   I'm an unapologetic Radiohead fanatic. i give this album an enthusiastic two thumbs up.

How else will you get your fill of his musical wizardry? Waiting for Radiohead to pump out another one can be exhausting.  God knows why we were lucky enough to get a solo album out of him last year.   Allow me to wet your taste buds with one more sweet morsel from Thom Yorke this year: a track entitled White Flash from the album Happy Birthday! by Modeselektor.

Check out Modeselektor's album if you are into that deep, dark, dirty electronica that plays into the wee hours of Berlin's seediest nightclubs. Happy Birthday! cranks out pulsing bass lines, blips and glitches, eerie ambiance along with the occasional rapper spittin' at you. There are other guests on the album who will pleasantly surprise you as well; including Apparat and Maximo Park ... not mad at that in the least bit ...

Modeselektor - Happy Birthday! [mp3]

Modeselektor - White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke) [mp3]

so happy birthday to all you Thom Yorke dorks... i'm done raving like a loon about him ..... (for now, mwahahaha....).