בסיעתא דשמיא

Writing

  • Poetry

does your college radio station do this?

I’ve been listening to a lot more radio this past month. This is a good thing. For a long while I felt like I needed to play catch up with my music collection. From the MOG -O-MATIC perspec, I’ve been MIA , but really I’ve been here all along. Baton Rouge has a fine student run radio station at Louisiana State University ( KLSU ) and I’m feeling nostalgic for the days of dj spaceling and the “Amplified Harmonic Resonance” program. Tonight, I discovered something wonderful. Student djs being student djs like I was back when I was a student dj, they’re particularly lax at announcing the artists and trax of the music they be spinning. But I’ve found all sorts of neat music when the dj was kind enough to clue me in. Like when I heard “Cincinnati Riot Blues” by the Ghost Exits. This evening I heard two songs, one of which woke me up in the morning with a great wash of guitar noise, but alas, no identification was forthcoming. So I did something crazy and googled “song identification hoping I could find some software solution that might listen in on broadcasts and id the song for me like MOG ‘s Gracenote service does. No such luck, but there, only four links from the top of the oogle was a link to KLSU ! What fortune! To click on the link brought me to their page and behold, they plainly tell (for the Flash installed) what the last track was broadcast from their basement studio. And a service by yes.com will tell you what twenty tracks were played before that. I think that’s lovely. So what was I kvelling about? Only “Wildcat” by Ratatat and then to “Wolves” by Jesu. Hope you’re local college radio station is playing them.

About Aharon N. Varady


Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

Leave a Reply

בסיעתא דארעא