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Sunday, November 25, 2012

FM Showcase Tracklisting for 11/23/2012

We're doing something a bit different on the FM Showcase these days, and it mostly involves us no longer ignoring what we played recently.

Once upon a time, we'd play a bunch of brand new songs alongside a few relevant classics, and then forget completely about the new music we played. We've finally realized that's actually kind of dumb. The stuff's really good - that's why we played it in the first place - so we really ought to play it a little more.

Unfortunately, we've only got two hours to play things, so "things we played recently" get slotted at the expense of "brand new things" (all of which, of course, get added to our radio station at Altrok 90.5 HD2 which, if you haven't tuned in, you're completely missing out on.) After hearing how it made the show sound, however, we realized it was kind of the right thing to do, and so that's what we're gonna do from here on in.

Without much further ado, then, let's see how the latest playlist - our 378th - landed:

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Back With A Treat: Melody Reunion Set

We've been away. A couple of natural disasters will tear you away from your blog, don'tcha know.

But as soon as those disasters dissipated, we (a.) got Altrok 90.5 HD2 back online, and (b.) had a chance to participate in the All Eras Melody Bar Reunion that took place this past Saturday at the renovated Court Tavern. The Fletchers played a set to kick off the night, and then I took over on the decks - and through the magic of MixCloud, you can hear my playlist by interacting with the widget below...

...of course, we didn't play Deadmau5 or The Heavy at the Melody Bar when it was around, but this reunion tries to approximate what the Melody Bar's sensibility would lead it to sound like now. And on that point, the assembled DJs (Drew, IronMike, Rusty and yours truly) figured we did a pretty good job.

Of course, the Classic Era Melody Bar Reunion lurks just around the corner, in February...

In the meantime, your benevolent host has expanded his personal hours of operation - you can hear me every day from 2 to 7pm at Altrok 90.5 HD2. So, y'know, tune in.
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