Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Surprise end-of-year reunion show!

I was treated to an unexpected surprise this week: DJ Gunrack returned to Kalamazoo for the holidays! I was able to smuggle him into the studio for the show tonight. Since it was the last show of 2011, we ripped off our own concept from 2010 and played our favorite tracks and artists of the year. The show ended up going a bit past the normal 2-hour length but we took that liberty since no one has a show after the show's timeslot and the overnight computer can get a bit repetitive if you've ever listened to it more than, well, once.

Hard to believe we've come to the end of another year. Gunrack has moved away and I'm hoping to follow in his footsteps and escape Kalamazoo sooner than later. I graduate in the spring and the future is uncertain after that point. Will I find a job? Will I get fired from WIDR for smuggling Gunrack into the studio? Will the world actually end in 2012? Tune in next year to find out!

Since this is a “Best of” show and we think these bands are of particular note, here is the track list in order of "artist/song/album" from last-to-first:
PJ Harvey The Glorious Land Let England Shake
Kraak & Smaak Never Too Late Electric Hustle
Glorie Music for a horror Movie Gorie
Gorillaz Revolving Doors The Fall
Daedelus featuring Inara George Penny Loafers Bespoke
Carla Khilstedt & Matthias Bossi Echo of the Future Still You Lay Dreaming Tales for the stage 2
Colin Stetson Judges New History Warfare Vol.2 Judges
Blotted Science Ingesting Blattaria The Animation of Entomology
Battles Rolls Bayce Gloss Drop
Puscifer Horizons Conditions of my Parole
Thundercat Is It Love? The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Fujiya & Miyagi Pills Ventriloquizzing
James Blake Limit To Your Love (feist) James Blake
Radiohead Codex The King Of Limbs No DJ Brisco Grouchy
The Log.OS Antikythera λ ό γ ο ςλόγος/
Opeth Pyre (bonus) Heritage
Jessica Lea Mayfield Run Myself Into the Ground Tell Me
Jono El Grande La Dolce Vidda Phantom Stimulance
Kamchatka Bye Bye Minds Eye Bury Your Roots
Low Witches C'mon
Minutes ... and Friend Self Titled LP
The Chemical Brothers Car Chase (arp worship) Hanna OST
Black Sky Black Death Gold In Gold Out Noir
Africa Hitech 93 Million Miles 93 Million Miles
Little Dragon Little Man Ritual Union
Siriusmo Femuscle Pearls & Embarrassments: 2000-2010
Devin Townsend Project Ho Krll Deconstruction (Bonus)
Rob Crow Hangnailed He thinks hes people Heavy
Mexicans with guns Restart Ceremony
Saul Williams Diagram Volcanic Sunlight
Mochipet whomp-a-saurus sex whomp-a-saurus sex
Blaerg Engrossed in euphony Everything was altered
Beats Antique Cat Skillz Elektrafone
Primus Moron TV Green Naugahyde
Dub Trio Control issues controlling your mind IV
Ellie Goulding/Bassnectar Lights Divergent Spectrum
Death Grips Beware Exmilitary
Animals as leaders Cylindrical sea Weightless
Tom Waits Bad as me Bad as me
Steve Mason and Dennis Bovell Yesterday Dub Ghosts outside

Stream the show:

Download the MP3: HERE

Check out the page: HERE

Until next year, stay nerdy.
Jackie Treehorn

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy chrimbus!

The end of the year is nigh! Only one more broadcast until the new year. We marked this year's christmassacre with a few staples, some new tracks, then completely abandoned the concept in favor of the LAN Party's regular musical fare. We are nothing if not alarmingly inconsistent.

LAN Party christmas ideas:
- Listen to the podcast while doing your online shopping.
- Violate the Mall Santa.
- Contemplate castle doctrine and how it relates to a man coming down your chimney.

Those sharper ears out there may notice that I actually played a song after the Meshuggah track. If anyone happens to be curious, the last song of the set was Goblin Cock's "Beneath the island of misfit toys". I stumbled across it and thought it was appropriate for a holiday show. And I pretty much love any Rob Crow project.

Stream the show:

Download the MP3: Here

Check out the tracklisting at the page: Here

Happy chrimbus! And to all a good plight!
Jackie Treehorn.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brain Cram

We plod through time and come upon yet another final exam week. I have made it past this challenge relatively unscathed, but next semester will be the Ultimate Challenge. I hope all you student-listeners out there fare well.

This week was an attempt at playing some relaxed music to aid anyone still cramming their heads with knowledge. You can decide how successful I was.

Download the MP3: HERE

Check out the tracklist at the page: HERE

Take luck on exams,
Jackie Treehorn.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This was an unexpectedly electro-centric show. Between the dubby tracks, 8 bit artists and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser, there were many solid beats. Next week will certainly not be a repeat but will probably be similar. I have a solid queue of related material and what with final exams, I will not be able to delve into the deep, dark internet to get lots of crazy music. But never fear; after exams I will have a few weeks to gather new stuff.

Stream the show:

Download the MP3:HERE

Get the tracklist on the page: HERE