Category Archives: music

On the radio

I’m back on WCBN for the semester, so tune in Mondays 12-2:30PM. It’s 88.3FM in Ann Arbor and you can also listen at wcbn.org/listen.html.

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Dance Music

For the end of the summer here. Older stuff here.

Minimal

Here’s some mostly minimal techno for anyone who’s into that. I feel pretty good about this one. I also just made a website only for DJ stuff, so check that. It’s pretty empty right now, but hopefully as I move further down the path of international super-stardom it will fill in.

Download here.

Old School Monday

Finally, a new mix. Recorded 2/26/07 on WCBN-FM Ann Arbor. Mostly old school, freestyle, and some house at the end.

Urgh! A Music War

urgh2.jpgWCBN Free Movie Night!
Urgh! A Music War (1980)
Tuesday December 12 2006 9PM
Live at PJ’s, 102 S. First St.

First in a monthly film series. Join WCBN-FM on the first Tuesday of every month for free music movie night. This month’s film, Urgh! A Music War, is a concert movie that surveys the punk & new wave scene circa 1980.

From Wikipedia:

Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1981 featuring performances of punk and New Wave music, filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are The Go-Go’s, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, Oingo Boingo, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo and The Police. These were many of the most popular groups on the new wave scene; in keeping with the spirit of the scene, the film also features several less famous acts, and one completely obscure group, Invisible Sex, in what appears to be their single public outing.

Mustafa Ozkent

mustafa_ozkent.jpgCheck out the cover of this album. A monkey sits in front of a reel to reel and a microphone with loose tape all over him. Could there be a truer representation of the state of modern man? This is some of the goofiest/most awesome psychedelic rock I’ve ever heard. The album Genclik Ile Elele was released in 1973 and totally sounds it. Sounds a lot like Dungen except with a better sense of humor. Or maybe things were just easier back then. The album was really rare but has been re-released so it’s not that hard to get a copy now.

Spanky Wilson

spankywilson.jpg You must listen to this album. Spanky Wilson’s voice—think Aretha Franklin with more grit—crossed with the Quantic Soul Orchestra’s super-tight horn arrangements and J.B’s-like drums…wow. This album is a neo-soul and funk masterpiece. Spanky Wilson and Quantic Soul Orchestra, “I’m Thankful” (Ubiquity).