Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

three nightmares

been having some really upsetting dreams recently..

not long ago i dreamt that someone was systematically killing friends in my house. but doing so by sabotaging certain appliances. like the washing machine and other things were killing people in the house, but only people with whom i was really close.

then last night i dreamt that a friend of mine got married to an absolute shithead that she actually knows in real life. and with whom i often fear she is infatuated. and she and i grew apart because i absolutely could not accept their love, and he came down here unexpectedly for a surprise visit (because he doesn't live here) and i was distraught.

tonight was the first night that i actually woke up from the dream it was so bad.

there was a serial killer in the house. people were asleep in my bedroom. i was at the computer. for some reason someone was coming to our house who was out for blood. marina and maybe lauren, maybe bekah, were the only ones in the house not in my room. and i feel like they knew what was going on and retreated to marina's room but just decided to get high (maybe?) and keep having a good time, laughing. while they were still downstairs, i shoved my door shut in order to lock it (which was difficult in the dream) and had soothing music playing and tried my best to lie down in my bed with everyone else and lie completely still. even though i'd shoved my door closed i could somehow see thru a crack and could also hear him coming up the stairs. when he got to the door though i was staring at him trying so hard to not move at all so he wouldn't think anyone was in here. i realized while staring at him that it was phil elverum. which probably sounds funny when typed out right here, but it made things a lot more upsetting in the dream itself. a paragon of wisdom, of peace, of beauty was calmly standing at my doorstep standing still but for his heavy breathing and staring into my room directly at me as i tried not to move a muscle, to close my eyes.

when i woke up it didn't even feel like waking up. it just felt like opening my eyes after waiting for him to leave. i could only tell that i was, indeed, awake because when i opened my eyes they weren't fixed on my door.

it's really lame because i've been going to bed in a bad mood recently. but by the morning i usually feel better. so waking up, still feeling the effects of a nightmare kind of just perpetuates that bad mood.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Richard Dawkins came yesterday to give a lecture at USC. I didn't get a chance to ask a question, but after thinking some, this is what I'd've like to've asked him:

I think you and I would both agree that evangelical fundamental religious faith is harmful to society in breeding intolerance and even hostility towards those who don't follow those same fundamental religious laws. Can you please tell me how your fundamental evangelical atheism is any less harmful to society in breeding intolerance and hostility towards those with any religious or spiritual faith?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

House of Perennial Cookin'z

playlist for a show that Kay, Olivia, and I did
covering for Jordan Redmond's House of Freedoms, a specialty show whose purpose is basically to be as avant garde as possible
we did our best

House of Perennial Cookin'z - 16SEP09

1. AIDS Wolf - A Sacrificial Drone
2. Avey Tare & Krìa Brekken - Foetus No-man
3. Kurse Go Back - Disastrous Riot Invoking Cartoon Strips
4. Kan Mikami - It's Good That I Dream
5. Raccoo-oo-oon - Diamonds in the Dunes
6. Neil Campbell - Bbreeeze
7. The Goslings - Statuette
8. Skullflower - Pipe Dream
9. Free Kitten - Surf's Up (by request, in lieu of Sonic Youth)
10. High Places - Banana Slugs
11. Xiu Xiu - Sad Redux-O-Grapher
12. II Ortus 2012 - Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Die Bold
13. Inca Ore - Baby Tiger I Went Far Away
14. Excepter - If I Were You (Live)
15. Yellow Swans - Oases
16. Ajilvsga - Mezolithic
17. Black Forest/Black Sea - Tangent Universe
18. Eric Copeland - Green Burrito
19. Clipd Beaks - Woo Melodies
20. Lotus Plaza - Sunday Night
21. Giraffe Running - Feline in Full Effect
22. Religious Knives - Luck
23. Lightning Bolt - Dracula Mountain
24. Shipping News - Paper Lanterns

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

by the by

any readers who didn't already know:

I've been elected to the position of WUSC's official Fall/Spring '09/'10 MUSIC DIRECTOR!!

along with John

we'll be sharing the duties.

the job comes with a bit of a history of one person doing a whole lot more than the other, but i am hoping that will NOT be the case with he and i. to celebrate the win, i grabbed 14 CD's from the music office yesterday and am in the process of reviewing them right now.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

the best of bdp (this semester (so far))

i think after two fund raiser shows this year dedicated to folk music, each garnering no donations, i have concluded that people in columbia don't like hearing folk on the radio

well don't worry, there's plenty of remixed elctrnk indie pop and poptastic punk specialty shows dedicated to free format to go around these days

i'd already decided this before today, but i don't believe i'm doing another specialty show next semester

much more likely will be the return of what's cookin'


this was my "best of" show playlist and i thought it was pretty damn bangar—
(in italics is the theme, if any, of the show in which the song was used)

1. Computerization - BDP
2. Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron & Fred Squire - You Swan Go On
3. A Wonderful - Under Cover(S)
4. Final Fantasy - Blue Imelda COLOR
5. The Sarcastic Dharma Society - Bad Bad Things (by andrew jackson jihad) DEATH
6. Mirah - Bones & Skin HUMAN ANATOMY
7. Cara del Gato - Moon Party SUN & MOON
8. El Explorador - S&M Is Fun! SEX
9. Real Live Tigers - The Preacher's Daughter SEX
11. Shelby Sifers - From My Cumulous Clouds ELEMENTS
12. Antony & the Johnsons - Another World DEATH
13. Jordaan Mason - Housewife Part Two SEX
14. Belly Boat - Little Raccoon ANIMALS
15. The Books - Contempt SEX
16. Mi and L'au - A Word in Your Belly HUMAN ANATOMY
17. High Places - The Storm
18. Computerization - Fukuwinicu SEX
19. Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill You
20. Vetiver - Down From Above DIRECTION
21. Espers - Black Is The Color COLOR
22. The Angels of Light - Michael's White Hands COLOR
23. Tinyfolk - I Don't Believe You
24. Assault Squad Safety Scissors - Kids to Save the World
25. Diane Cluck - Always Here
26. Seamonster - We Didn't Need to Breathe

i also don't know that i'm goign to theme my shows from now on, or post my playlists on facebook and last.fm anymore
which means there will be a lack of linkage on here
SORRY, if anyone happens to utilize those links

also don't forget, those last two artists are coming to columbia and playing El Burrito on 27 April - monday - the last motherfuckign day of classes
you all better come out and witness it

Monday, March 16, 2009

RIP! A Remix Manifesto

so this whole blog-0-theque culture of electroXcore indie p0p getting remixed the nth power has been trying my nerves, but this film is actually pretty inspired
i saw this while in montréal fo' free, and felt special, before realizing that it's available in its entirety online at: http://opensourcecinema.org/project/rip-remix-manifesto
well! maybe not completely in its entirety
it's actually been available there for a long while, since before the film's release, calling on digitally savvy children of the web2.0 to remix this stuff
some of the remixed segments were definitely included in the film's final release, but the film sans remix'd portions is all available there
i think you have to make a username&password to watch it, not sure
but it's free and quick and easy anyways
enlighten yaselves
copywrite drm shit culture extends beyond the world of music or even art

Thursday, March 12, 2009

BDP numero 9 —› —› Butt Damn Poo

this was my elements show
(fire, water, earth, air)
it also featured only artists i had not yet played on my radio show this semester
it was also way back on 7March09, this journal entry is way overdue

1. DM Stith - Fire of Birds
2. Thee More Shallows - PlayThe 8th Ring of Hell
3. Destroyer - Blue Flower/Blue Flame
4. The One AM Radio - PlayForests Burned
5. Tune-Yards - FIYA
6. Seabear - trail of water hands
7. Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea
8. Petterson & Hess - By This River
9. The French - Watery For...
10. Martha Wainwright - PlayNiger River
11. Cryptacize - PlayWater Witching Wishes
12. Carmen Consoli - PlayMadre Terra
13. Hood - Lines Low to the Frozen Ground
14. The Welcome Wagon - Up On A Mountain
15. Ten in the Swear Jar - PlayI Love the Valley
16. RC Succession - Sea of Mud (live)
17. Khonnor - PlayDusty
18. Quinn Walker - Up Here The Air Is Fresh And Sweet
19. Apollo Sunshine - Fog And Shadow
20. Porn On Vinyl - PlaySteam
21. Shelby Sifers - PlayFrom My Cumulous Clouds
22. dustin and the furniture - PlayBad Blow

OK so i had a 2hr "folk!" show planned, themed around the 4 elements, and that was it. but since this was spring break schedule, i stuck around for another hour and just played.. various music. i wasn't really 'feeling' it this day. not during the folk part or the last hour. i mean look up there, some of that is hardlye even any kinda folk. i guess my mind was already gone to montreal for spring break. oh well! here's the rest of the playlist in case you're interested

Psapp - Part Like Waves
Birdmonster - Playborn to be your man
Clem Snide - Hum
Mike Bones - Today The World Is Worthy Of My Loathing
The Disciplines - Get It Right
Beep Beep - PlayI Am the Secretary
The Ark - Kolla kolla
Anavan - Boom
Ponytail - G Shock
Black Dice - PlayTwins
The Bodies Obtained - For A Better Life
Odd Nosdam - PlayTrunk Bomb
Mr. Scruff - Whiplash

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anathallo Interview


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's Cookin'? Playlist

Jampot & Foxtrot unite once again for extra special 'original recipe' edition of What's Cookin'?
3Mar09 12-2AM

playlist below:

1. tUnE-YaRdS - Hatari
2. Angus & Julia Stone - Paper Aeroplane
3. Jordaan Mason - Make Blankets Your Yard
4. Architecture in Helsinki - That Beep
5. Mirah - Education
6. Handsome Furs - Officer of Hearts
7. Malajube - Hérésie
8. Anavan - Boom
9. Telefon Tel Aviv - The Birds
10. White Rainbow - Mystic Prism
11. Current 93 - (A Gothic Love Song)
12. Aria Orion - When I Wake
13. Marissa Nadler - Heart Paper Lover
14. Antony with Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home
15. Assault Squad Safety Scissors - Kids to Save the World
16. Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron & Fred Squire - With My Hands Out (by request.. from Assault Squad Safety Scissors!)
17. Late of the Pier - Focker
18. Yeasayer - Tightrope
19. Liquid Liquid - Optimo
20. The Godz - Lay in the Sun
21. The Clean - Beatnik
22. The Bats - United Airways
23. Devendra Banhart - Tonada Yanomaminista (by request)
24. The DiSCiPLiNES - Yours For the Taking
25. Odd Nosdam - Fly Mode
26. Vetiver - Through the Front Door