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At the end of each month here on the Big Something we’ll be bringing you a playlist compiled by our trusty in-house and volunteer DJs. If there’s a song you like or a DJ you trust, please dowload the song and KRCC will get a small portion of the proceeds! Enjoy.

Your Friend and Neighbor Vicky (Morning Music Mix):

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My choice would be “Dirty Thirty (featuring Peter Hook)” from The Crystal Method’s Divided By Night. The reason I love Dirty Thirty by the Crystal Method is that it is a total rush of Joy Division/New Order mixed with roll down the car windows, crank it up, and drive…(been missing that lately)
The Crystal Method - Divided By Night - Dirty Thirty (feat. Peter Hook) Buy “Dirty Thirty”

General Manager, Delaney Utterback:

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“Velvet” by the Big Pink. New release on 4AD. Leave it to 4AD to do emo, and make it sound good. Plus, one of the band members is a dead-ringer for Mark E. Smith from the Fall, pre-structural collapse.

The Big Pink - Velvet - Single - Velvet Buy “Velvet”

Jeff Bieri (Blue Plate Special and Afternoon Music Mix):

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Neko Case’s “Middle Cyclone” – the title track to her new release on Anti Records…. a song about vulnerability – something that I, as a modern American male, often am….”
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone (Bonus Track Version) - Middle Cyclone Buy “Middle Cyclone”

Jen Newman (Brickhouse, Monday Nights from 8 to 10 p.m.):

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Royksopp’s “Vision One” taken from their new album Junior. It’s bouncy and dreamy and samples Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” off Innervisions. Another perfect song from these guys.
Röyksopp - Junior - Vision One Buy “Vision One”

Jeanette Hohman (Surround Sounds, Thursdays from 10 p.m. to Midnight):

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My favorite song right now is “Nothing to Worry About” by Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John. The song opens enthusiastically with a sing-songy choir of little kids and maintains this amazing energy throughout. It’s so fun to start a set of music with this song and see where it takes me!
Peter Bjorn and John - Living Thing - Nothing to Worry About Buy “Nothing to Worry About”

Steve Harris (Grass Roots Revival, Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.):

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“South Carolina Blues” by Junior League Band on Mitchell Williams Fo Govena. Not your typical bluegrass, this blues-infused track features strong vocals and banjo from bandleader Lissy Rosemont is sure to please all fans of Americana music.
Junior League Band - Mitchell Williams Fo Govena - South Carolina Blues Buy “South Carolina Blues”

Eric Cole (In The Groove, Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.):

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Derek Trucks “Sweet Inspiration” off their new album “Already Free.”
The Derek Trucks Band - Already Free (Bonus Track Version) - Sweet Inspiration Buy “Sweet Inspiration”

Matthew Stevens (Brickhouse, Mondays from 8 to10 p.m.):

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Nat King Cole – Day In Day Out (Cut Chemist Mix)
Nat "King" Cole - Re:Generations - Day In - Day Out (Produced By Cut Chemist) Buy “Day In Day Out”

Kelly (Tuesday nights from 10 p.m. to Midnight):

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My song of the month is U2’s “No Line On The Horizon,” the title track to the new album. It’s got a great feel to it, reminds me a bit of old U2 mixed with the sound of the last few albums. Great track!
U2 - No Line On the Horizon - No Line On the Horizon Buy “No Line On The Horizon”

Jennifer Nassimbene (Right Side of My Mind, Late Monday/Early Sunday Midnight to 2 a.m):

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“Mantis” by Psychic Ills off Mirror Eye (NY, 2009). Parsons Sound meets primitive Ash Ra Tempel. A good marriage of space rock, tribal drums, and eastern scales.
Psychic Ills - Mirror Eye - Mantis Buy “Mantis”

GT (Vintage Voltage, Saturdays from 8 to 10 p.m.):

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‘Twould have to be Paul Revere and the Raiders’ (known simply and hip-ly enuff at the time, 1970, as “The Raiders”) “Gone Movin’ On”, a rarely heard, transitional (from their older garage-y style, to something slightly more “70’s” in ‘tude and production) single. It should still be available on a fairly comprehensive comp entitled “The Legend of Paul Revere”.
Paul Revere & The Raiders - The Legend of Paul Revere - Gone Movin' On Buy “Gone Movin’ On”

 

4 Responses to What Our DJs Heart: Staff Music Picks for May 2009

  1. Marty says:

    Leonard Cohen Live in London “Ain’t No Cure For Love” man I hope I’m as sexy as Lenny when I’m 75 (I have a ways to go-hope that’s long enough). “I can even hear the angels declare it from above”, then they do. Could be a dozen songs off this double cd set. Wow – 6/2 at Red Rocks, be thr or be sqr, friends.

  2. Kevin J. says:

    Hey, great picks all!

    Delaney, the Big Pink video was cool. Here’s one back at you:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53XWlGK4hY

    Enjoy!

  3. Delaney says:

    OMG… that’s painful to watch!

  4. […] It’s the end of the month, which means that it’s time once again for our KRCC DJ music picks of the month (you can see last month’s picks HERE). […]

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