Uncluded - "Hokey Fright"
As soon as something is described to me as "quirky" I'm out...I can't hang. I immediately picture the most ironic of hipsters praising their latest bootleg of Tuvan throat singing while wearing some obnoxious pastel t-shirt announcing to the world that they "run on puppy power...quirky indeed
This record will probably be described as quirky by the blogosphere but please friends, do NOT let that turn you off.
This is probably the most lyrically well-crafted album to grace my ears so far this year. Kimya Dawson's gentle, quasi-innocent words dance around the gruff verbal maypole that Aesop Rock has firmly planted into a musical landscape that could easily be straight from the pages of the brothers Grimm.
Humor twirls with sadness, introspection bows to sharp observation, minutea has meaning...this record is deeper than it appears yet it can easily be put on as background music to make heads bob.
TLDR? - Magic words from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
This is the original copy of my first aircheck:
An aircheck is like a resume for broadcasters. It's around two minutes in length and contains me introducing three songs and doing a weather break on the radio station I cracked my first mic on.
I found it over the weekend while doing a little spring cleaning and once I get it digitized, lol, I'll share it with you here.
Just a warning...it's just me aping my buddy/boss at the time, JP the Radio Slave - BUT it did get me my first job behind a microphone at Drive 105 (RIP) in Minneapolis!
Fun Fact #1 - While working for Drive 105 I got to meet: Weezer, David Gray, Matisyahu, John Mayer, The Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Paul Oakenfold, and Shelly Miller from Grand Theft Auto fame.
10 Years WGVX, WGVY & WGVZ Free