left of the dial

Yesterday I bid farewell to one of the things that I’ll miss most about Charlottesville: DJing on WTJU 91.1FM. I started volunteering at the station at the beginning of 2007 with a show on Saturday night/Sunday morning from 1-3am, and this past February I started doing “Concentric Squares” from 2-4pm on Mondays.

If there’s one thing I regret about my time at UVA, it’s that I didn’t get involved with WTJU earlier. Those two hours on the air are a wonderful retreat from any stresses that might be creeping up on you in the real world, and, no matter what the digital world cooks up, there is still something special about the airwaves.

Here’s the playlist for my final show…

The Essex Green – Cardinal Points (from Cannibal Sea)
Palomar – Work Is A State Function (from Revenge of Palomar)
Beulah – Score from Augusta (from When You Heartstrings Break)
The Winks – Slumber Party Let’s Go (from Birthday Party)

Silver Jews – Strange Victory Strange Defeat (from Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea)
Bishop Allen – Flight 180 (from The Broken String)
The Notwist – Gloomy Planets (from The Devil, You + Me)
The Feelies – Paint It Black (from Crazy Rhythms)
Spiritualized – Lay Back in the Sun (from Pure Phase)
The Zombies – Walk in the Sun (from The Decca Stereo Anthology)
Sebadoh – Soul And Fire (acoustic demo) (from Bubble & Scrape)

Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (from Unhalfbricking)
Jens Lekman – Tram #7 to Heaven (from When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog)
Silver Jews – We Are Real (from American Water)
Bettie Serveert – Palomine (from Palomine)

6 Day Bender – Kick Out The Fire (from 6 Day Bender)
The Feelies – Raised Eyebrows (from Crazy Rhythms)
Love Is All – Felt Tip (from Nine Times The Same Song)
Cocteau Twins – Wolf in the Breast (from Heaven or Las Vegas)

Uilab – St. Elmo’s Fire (from Fires)
Jason Forrest – Nightclothes & Headphones (from Shamelessly Exciting)
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends (from Sound of Silver)
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (from Hounds of Love)

Yo La Tengo – Tom Courtney (acoustic) (from Prisoners of Love)
Big Star – Thank You Friends (from Third/Sister Lovers)
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (from All Things Must Pass)

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