Thursday, February 02, 2006

i like the new motif on the site

and in the spirit of mode-shifting, i have a brief thought.

a lot of the pop stuff mugmon is talking about- xtc, (not early) rem, etc. (not to mention the other stuff people seem to like on the site, e.g. rosebuds)- is GOLDEN pop music with high production values. this stuff is amazing, lights smiles on our faces, and sits in the background of any room like an unobstrusive guest.

however, for a few years now, and REALLY for the last year, ive come to view pop melodies and moves as somewhat cheap and easy (i think actually i love xtc so much simply because they are the best at it, but they make others look pale to me). whats got my ear these days is the era of lofi pop rock from the late 80s-early 90s that is more disunified, harder to listen to, and generally more basement-sounding, but actually infused with as much- if not more- pop genius. im talking guided by voices, pavement, dinosaur jr. and sebadoh, etc.

in that spirit, and because im back in skool after some time off pretending to be an adult in the workin world, ive decided to get a radio show out here in cali where i ONLY play indie rock fromthat era, of about 1987-1996. i could expound on why this is the golden age for me, and i will on this page sometime soon, but for now, if you want a good afternoon tomorrow, tune into my show (shameless self promo plug coming...the more things change, the more they stay the same):

college radio!
w/ dj matthew stark rubin
kzsu 90.1fm in the bay, zookeeper.stanford.edu to stream on the web
fridays, 12-3pm, west coast time (thats 3-6 in philly and the like)

enjoy young bol

2 Comments:

At 3:43 PM, Blogger FriedOreo said...

Stark, I see the west coast hasn't changed you at all. I'll check out the show.

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Mugshot said...

Stark, I was wondering when you'd get a plug in for your show. Since you're using the great mongrel for that purpose, you damn well better keep up the posts.
Sometimes, I have no trouble listening to that lo-fi stuff. But sometimes, I need something nice and squeaky clean. Too much GBV CAN be a bad thing. There. I said it.
P.S. Kemo says hi

 

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