Yes, I Was Always Cool

My college radio station, WWVU-FM (AKA U-92), turns 25 this year and this weekend
I’m back in Morgantown, WV for a big celebration/reunion.

I was Music Director there a long time ago, back when I wore a lot of turtlenecks.* When exactly? Well I think the posters may give it away a bit — we can see Let’s Active, The Smiths’ Rank (Plus the Beatles, and, um the Eurythmics for some reason)… and I think I spy a Some Kind of Wonderful poster there on the door to the Control Room.

I’m going to be in that Control Room this morning from 10AM – Noon EST. And you can listen in to hear me screw up segues and misuse equipment in general. If you want. Just go to the U-92 website and click on the "Listen Live" link in the upper left corner. Or just click here if you have Windows Media. What will I play? Tune in and find out. And if you want to hear something, you can make a request in the comments section… though chances are I’m not going to play it. I only got two hours!

UPDATE: I almost didn’t screw up at all. Here’s what I played:

The Clash – Straight to Hell
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
The Darkness – Friday Night
Caribou – Eli
The Left Banke – She May Call You Up Tonight
Belle & Sebastian – Waking Up to Us
Spoon – Fitted Shirt
New Pornographers – From Blown Speakers
Built to Spill – Big Dipper
The Flaming Lips – Turn it On
Hot Chip – Over and Over
CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
Super Furry Animals – Herman Loves Pauline
David Bowie – Queen Bitch
Echo & the Bunnymen – Rescue
The Smiths – What Difference Does it Make?
Jacques du Tronc – Le Responsible
The Strokes – You Only Live Once
The Fall – Cruiser’s Creek
XTC – Life Begins at the Hop
The Shortwave Set – Casual Use
The Pastels – Coming Through
The Royal We – All the Rage
Pulp – Monday Morning
Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra – Some Velvet Morning
Luna – This Time Around
Pavement – Summer Babe
Electrelane – The Greater Times
The Jazz Butcher – Southern Mark Smith
The Go-Betweens – Surfing Magazines


*I have no idea why I’m holding all those plastic mugs.


  1. dammit, I knew I should have checked your blog earlier today. will we get to see a playlist?

  2. D,
    It's not a sweater, it was this JCrew reversible sweatshirt/longsleeve t thing I used to wear alot.

  3. Bill that is the gayest outfit in the history of shirts. Sorry to have missed you.

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