Typically, it's always difficult to think of a first show.
Until of course, you're socked straight in the face with the idea which is usually so much simpler than you thought... ''the 'playlist' on your myspace page, silly!"
Ah, yes, the 'social music experiment' which many of us audiophiles have discovered. Just another attempt at showcasing your self-proclaimed 'eclectic' musical taste and your mad DJ skills (or is it just in my head?).
'Step Into My Mainstream' was the name of this particular playlist (and yes, I've adopted the belief that 'playlist' is one word, despite spellcheck's nay-saying and I made spellcheck one word as well, take that!). The idea of this playlist is simply an example of what is part of my 'mainstream' or music I listen to everyday regularly.
So, this should be lovely, what a nice idea for a first show. This will give a general spectrum to your listening audience as of what to expect from you... yes, lovely.
Everything then shall fall into place without any effort, except...
Your playlist is about 30 minutes longer than it should be.
Thus... the dreaded word, 'edit'. Ahh! This is very difficult for someone like me.
The Girl Least Likely To...
take some songs off the playlist so as not to have a near 3 hour show! I mean, they're all really good songs and absolutely necessary to the theme 'Step Into My Mainstream', yes, each and every one!
However, in the end, I convinced myself to detach from certain songs and did edit it down to what you see below.
Note: This first show, unfortunately, was not recorded as the others were. Although, a re-recording has come to mind and may actually happen... we shall see. Meanwhile, you can check out the 'original unedited' version (music only) at my myspace page.
!!!Update!!!: Show was re-recorded in October.
STEP INTO MY MAINSTREAM ... Original air date 17th of June 2008
Cure 'Play With Me'
Devo 'Gut Feeling'
Damned 'Smash It Up Pts. 1&2
New Order 'Haystack'
Cocteau Twins 'The Spangle Maker'
Catherine Wheel 'Salt'
Radiohead 'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi'
National 'Racing Like A Pro'
Lindsey Buckingham 'Not Too Late'
Knife 'N.Y. Hotel'
Portishead 'The Rip'
PJ Harvey 'The Mountain'
Bat For Lashes 'What's A Girl To Do'
Kate Bush 'Hounds Of Love'
Raincoats 'No One's Little Girl'
Pixies 'Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons'
Jesus And Mary Chain 'Sometimes Always'
Gene 'Haunted By You'
U2 'Trip Through Your Wires'
House Of Freaks 'The Hammer Came Down'
Deer Tick 'These Old Shoes'
Smiths 'Wonderful Woman'
Talking Heads 'Heaven'
Lou Reed 'Wagon Wheel'
Magnetic Fields 'When You're Old And Lonely'