new radio show: street science
happy 2011, y’all.
last night was the first of my new biweekly radio show, street science, on washington heights free radio. the station manager, vern, is a buddy from my wbar (barnard college radio) days and has kept the station up and running since 2004. the station is all volunteer, independent, and free form. they are also all about fostering a relationship with the washington heights community, which i will get to in a sec.
this is the playlist from my first show:
- “guerrero (rebolledo cover)” – maría y josé
- “remain in jah (chrissy murderbot juke remix)” – lemonade
- “infinite organ” – jason forrest
- “semana santa” – maría y josé
- “el foco” – casifull
- “talking drum” – banana clipz
- “abglanz” – pantha du prince
- “moth” – burial & four tet
- “dance in yr blood” – lamin fofana
- “serpent (brenmar club mix) – gatekeeper
- “hottest in america dub” – kingdom
- “ellos dicen” – sabbo feat. ceci bastida
- “bang bang” – natalie storm & redlight
- “hot as hell (nouveau yorican remix)” – drop the lime
the archive is not up yet, but should be there in a few days. it’s not exactly my proudest work. i messed up the first mic check completely, the first half hour is kinda boring, and my technical skills are elementary. NONETHELESS, i could not be more enthusiastic about this new venture. i was happy to dip my toes in the broadcast pool with some mellow wintry jamz, but i wanna get down to more pressing business.
an element of street science is cartography and the next show on wednesday, january 19th 10pm will be about washington heights and the spanish caribbean. my guest host, claire frisbie, and i are going to select some mambo, dembow, reggaeton and rap en español from hitmakers rita indiana, omega, and dj scuff, as well as identify some more local sounds (hopefully).
resolutions: develop technical skills, be a better reasearcher, become a locavore