1/18/2009

Music Monday: Thank you Internet!

Ah, Music Monday time again. The Crazy has abated enough and I'm ready to resume this gig. Believe it or not, lots of you folks are keen on this day of the week just because of the fine tunes I force you to listen to. Let's be honest, what other reason is there to like a Monday?

Last year I blogged about my beloved internet radio and I'm pleased to say that time has not dulled my affection. This is not a shocking revelation for me, after all, I asked for a world band radio for my 12th birthday. I was endlessly fascinated by the prospect of being able to listen to radio stations in far-flung places in languages I viewed as exotic and so far outside my own experience in small-town Pennsylvania. On nights I wasn't huddled under my covers listening to the world band radio, I had my stereo on a favourite AM talk radio station. I even phoned in to a psychologist's late-night show after my dog died. So you see, me and radio, we go way back.

I have created a sampling of some of the music on some of my favourite stations, bearing in mind that having hundreds of thousands of radio stations at your disposal is enough to make a radiophile like myself need a change of underwear. I don't like to limit these things, but you only have so much time to read a Music Monday post, I know this.

XPN

Philly inhabitants, as well as those in central PA (reppin'!) are likely to be familiar with this, my all-time favourite station.

Rachael Yamagata,

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The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound

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Adele, Hometown Glory (incidentally I had this on my iPod about a year and a half ago, ahem)

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MGMT, Kids

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Airborne Toxic Event, Gasoline

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Y-Rock (XPN is its parent station)

The Dears, '22, The Death of All the Romance

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Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus

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Coconut Records, West Coast

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The Von Bondies, Pale Bride

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Folk Alley

Natalie MacMaster, David's Jig/Valerie Pringle's Reel

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Old Crow Medicine Show, I Hear Them All



Colin Meloy, We Both go Down Together



Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, Strange Things




Sugar in the Gourd: I just found this station in my travels the other night, and I'm addicted. Shame that The Dude has to always hear banjo-picking and fiddle playing whenever he comes into the kitchen.

Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Collins



Etta Baker, Crow Jane



There could be more, but my battery is dying and I'm not in a location (ie, bed) to conveniently recharge.

Viva la Music Monday!

**UPDATE - I see the videos aren't coming up properly, but they still play! Please see above reference to "dying laptop battery" as an explanation as to why I cannot fix it now. Also - TIRED.

5 comments:

Tash said...

So I suppose you know that Adele was the Free at Noon concert last Friday? By the time I figured all that out it was sold out. I really need to get on that bandwagaon while I live here. I just heard someone is coming up that I really, really want to hear and of course now that I'm focussed on it I completely forget who on earth it was or when.

Meh.

XPN (and just FYI yall, it's PUBLIC RADIO! NO ADS!) is seriously the best radio I've had since KSTM in Phoenix which went off the air in '87, just in time for me to go to college. I haven't even had the jones to get satellite since living here.

signing off, listening to "west coast." Ahhh.

DrSpouse said...

I saw the videos on Google Reader but not for some reason when I opened it in another window. But so glad to see you back!

Helen said...

You know, whenever you post your Music Mondays I feel hideously uncool, like I should be listening to Billy Ocean and zipping the zippers on my parachute pants up and down.

calliope said...

LOVE xpn Philly radio!! When I was in the northeast driving from my friends house to the clinic it was the BEST company in the car.

so flippin glad to see Music Mondays again.

p.s. Helen- I feel exactly the same way! I'm still the girl that geeks out in bliss if the Bangles come on the radio.

Sizzle said...

How funny- my friends just emailed me about Airborne Toxic and they're great! Have you checked out Blind Pilot? I'm a bit obsessed at the moment. Just saw them this past weekend in Portland. LOVE.