Juuuust in case it completely slipped your mind to tune in to my return to the San Luis Obispo radio airwaves this past Saturday night (for which there is absolutely no excuse!), you’re in luck! I was able to capture a live stream of the entire “Dawn & John” show, and two hours of listening bliss is now but a click away.
Being on the air for the first time in 10 years, surrounded by all kinds of fancy modern technology was at first daunting and nerve wracking…. But ultimately, a blast! Oh sure, there was a little chaos right out of the gate, and at times the stubborn open/close button on CD Player One sent me into dead-air panics (which never actually happened), but those initial hurdles passed quickly and it was as if the clock had been wound back to a time when I spent more hours behind the mic than I did studying for class.
Teaming up with my good friend Dawn Roznowski, we filled our show with super cool music, occasionally witty banter, and a handful of requests from folks listening over the air locally, and across the country via the live internet stream. Two hours passed in a blink of the eye, and by the time our shift was ticking into the homestretch we pretty much wanted to bar the door and take the station hostage. Alas, good sense prevailed and we relinquished the controls to other alums anxious to relive their misspent music youth.
In any case, here’s a link to the entire show. Enjoy!
The Clash – Capitol Radio Two
The Replacements (with Tom Waits) – Date To Church
The Nerves – Many Roads To Follow
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill
Sugar – Man On The Moon
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant – Drop (alternate version)
The Corin Tucker Band – Doubt
Belle And Sebastian – White Collar Boy
LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
Arling & Cameron – How About The Boys
The Kills – Fried My Little Brains
Billie Jo Spears – Get Behind Me Satan And Push
Negativland – Christianity Is Stupid
Iqbal Singh – Bombshell Baby Of Bombay
Goldspot – Ina Mina Dika
Gram Rabbit – Candy Flip
The Sonics – Psycho
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
Grand Ole Party – I.N.S.A.N.E.
Pavement – Unfair (live)
The Balancing Act – Searching For This Thing
Jenny And Johnny – Committed
Peter Case – Ain’t Got No Dough
LCD Soundsystem – New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down
T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Lewis Taylor – Stoned Pt. 1
Broken Bells – The High Road
The Ravonettes – My Boyfriend’s Back
Nick Cave & Neko Case – She’s Not There
David Bowie – The Jean Genie (live)
Now, to figure out how I can convert my guest room into a radio station so I can broadcast every night!