12.04.2007

Put Two and Two Together 12.4.2007

Keep dancin'.

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Antibalas War Hero Security
They Might Be Giants Where Your Eyes Don't Go Lincoln
The Libertines Vertigo Up the Bracket
set break
Jackson 5 Who's Lovin' You Ultimate...
desert sessions 9/10 There Will Never Be a Better Time i see you hearin me
Led Zeppelin The Ocean The Song Remains The Same
Daft Punk Burnin' / Too Long Alive 2007
Beck Paper Tiger Sea Change
set break
booka shade Contact DJ KIcks/Brigitte Bardot
The Who Armenia City in the Sky The Who Sell Out
Stars Set Yourself On Fire Set Yourself On Fire
Shipwreck Backbone Rabbit In The Kitchen With A New Dress On
Yo la Tango I Wanna Be Your Lover I'm Not There OST
set break
The Lucksmiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Romantic and Square is Hip and Aware (A Matinee Tribute to The Smiths)
Roy Orbison I Never Knew The Greatest Hits
Antonio Carlos Jobim Tereza My Love Stone Flower
The Fiery Furnaces Paw Paw Tree Blueberry Boat
phoenix Everything Is Everything Alphabetical
set break
Geri X Hothead Can't Make You Happy
r.e.m. What's The Frequency, Kenneth? Live (Disc 2)
John Coltrane Giant Steps Giant Steps
Mark Eitzel Proclaim Your Joy The Invisible Man
Radiohead Trans-Atlantic Drawl Pyramid Song
set break
Behold... The Arctopus Sensory Amusia Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
Spoon Jealousy Love Ways (EP)
Tower of Power What is hip Tower of Power
The Long Winters Pushover Putting The Days To Bed
Mike Baron Sunrise Sunrise Mike Baron
set break
Miles Davis One And One On The Corner
The Bicycles B-B-Bicycles The Good, the bad, and the Cuddly
The Bicycles Gotta Get Out The Good, the bad, and the Cuddly
The Magnetic Fields I Don't Believe You I
The Fuzztones Bad News Travels Fast Children of Nuggets
set break
Stephen Malkmus Maggie's Farm I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
Kenny and the Kasuals Journey To Tyme Nuggets II
Luke Temple Someone Somewhere Hold A Match For A Gasoline World
The Sights Circus Sights, The
Wolf Parade Killing Armies Wolf Parade (EP)
set break
Love As Laughter Dirty Lives Laughter's Fifth

11.29.2007

Best of 2007

That's right. The year is close enough to it's end that we feel comfortable closing the book on it. Here's some of what stood out to us.

Songs

Best songs that sounded like they were recorded 30 years ago
Caribou - Melody Day
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici

Best opening songs on an album
Blitzen Trapper - Devil's a Go-Go
Radiohead - 15 Step

Best song that sounds exactly like everything else they've ever put out
Spoon - You Got Yr Cherry Bomb

Best cover
Britt Daniel - Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)

Best song by someone that looks just like Alastair's roommate
Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping

Best song with unintelligible lyrics
Battles - Ddiamondd

Best old song that I'll admit I only just heard for the first time
ABBA - Ring Ring

Best use of harmony since 1969
Dr. Dog - My Old Ways

Best reason to play a video game
Still Alive (The closing theme song from Portal)


Best Albums of 2007

Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Far and away the collection of songs that I listened to the most this year. I can't completely understand why I enjoy it so much. The song structures are straight-forward and unsurprising and the subject matter is rather pedestrian, but the lyrics are full of interior rhymes and form fun little rhythmic puzzles that I still don't have figured out yet.

Radiohead - In Rainbows
Everyone's been waiting 4 years for this one, and it didn't disappoint. It's got all the things that make Radiohead albums so great: tricks with rhythm and meter, occasional glimpses of instrumental virtuosity, whatever the fuck Thom Yorke is saying. But it also slows down a bit about half way in, and starts to groove very gently. A song like "House of Cards" is a testament to their skills. A song in which absolutely nothing happens, but still compels you to listen to every second of it.

Dr Dog - We All Belong
All the best parts of music are in this album.

Field Music - Tones of Town
This band follows to the letter the Rule of 50%. The rule is that in order to keep a listener involved and interested, you must spend half the time confirming what he expects, and the other half surprising him. Their songs are hummable and tuneful, but constantly taking you down hidden pathways that open up between the beats and notes of their melodies.


I think that'll do it for now. Tune in next week when I fill in all the gaps that I left here.

alstr

Mad with Cobra Venom 11.27.2007

Alright!

Nice long show this week. You can listen to it in it's entirety by clicking the links below (until next Tuesday night, that is...then it's back to just GNC):
Fermata (11pm to 1am)
Grand National Championships (1am to 4am)

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Shout Out Louds You Are Dreaming Our Ill Wills
Justice Let There Be Light Cross
set break
Radiohead Bodysnatchers In Rainbows
so many dynamos Progress Flashlights
Grizzly Bear Knife (Coverd By CSS) Friend EP
Teenage Fanclub Did I Say Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Love Burns Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
set break
Animal Collective Peacebone Peacebone
Clor Hearts on Fire Clor
Arcade Fire Cold Wind Six Feet Under OST
set break
Self What a Fool Believes Gizmodgery
Frank Black Headache Teenager of the Year
Battles Ddiamondd Mirrored
Koufax 'Saturday\'s Alone' Social Life
set break
Ratatat Wildcat Classics
Field Music Give It Lose It Take It Tones Of Town
Antipop Consortium Lift Tragic Epilogue
Figurines Drunkard's Dream When The Deer Wore BLue
set break
Jonathan Coulton/Ellen McLain Still Alive Portal Soundtrack
Grandaddy Saddest Vacant Lot In All The World Sumday
Blitzen Trapper Wild Mountain Nation Wild Mountain Nation
black moth super rainbow Melt Me Dandelion Gum
Talking Heads Love For Sale True Stories
set break
Stephen Malkmus Ballad of a Thin Man I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
The Octopus Project I Saw the Bright Shinies The Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche
set break
Caribou She's The One Andorra
Rush 2112 2112
set break
curious hair Wax On Roundhouse Comp
Joyside Dang Look Directly Into The Sun
The National Mistaken For Strangers Boxer
The Flaming Lips The Gash The Soft Bulletin
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Dark Wave Pig Lib
set break
Shocking Pinks Second Hand Girl Shocking Pinks
Can't
Remember This
Song, Damnit!
The Sea And Cake The Ravine The Fawn
thom yorke Jetstream Spitting Feathers EP
set break
Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her Looking back
Clairvoyants To Harm Your New Boundaries
Faraquet Call It Sane -
I love you but I've chosen darkness i want to die in the hot summer s/t
Lansing-Dreiden Glass Corridor The Incomplete Triangle
set break
The Mars Volta Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus Frances The Mute
Nada Surf Treading Water Let Go
Stereolab How To Play Your Internal Organs Overnight Aluminum Tunes (Disc 1) [Japan]
set break
The Long Winters Ultimatum Ultimatum
Jenny Lewis And The Watson Twins You Are What You Love Rabbit Fur Coat
Quasi Peace And Love When The Going Gets Dark
Jose Gonzalez Teardrop In Our Nature
Mission of Burma Donna Sumeria The Obliterati
set break
Can Paperhouse Tago Mago
Electrelane Bells Axes
!!! Sweet Life Myth Takes
Pavement Platform Blues Terror Twilight
set break
Built To Spill Reasons There's Nothing Wrong With Love
Radiohead 15 Step In Rainbows
Okkervil River A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene The Stage Names
Police Can't Stand Losing You Outlandos D'amour
Elliott Smith Bottle Up And Explode! XO
set break
Rocky Votolato White Daisy Passing Makers
Hot Chip Over And Over The Warning

11.13.2007

11.13.2007

Hello.

Mostly hot old tunes today. We did hear a little live Radiohead from their wildly exciting webcast the other night. Jerrad's new favorite group was in the mix, as well. Do you know who Jerrad professed this to be? You'll get a free CD (not necessarily by them) if you're the first to send an email to grandnationalchamps@yahoo.com with the correct answer.

To celebrate Make Believe's recording of a new album, Goin' to the Bone Church, despite claiming the future of this project to be uncertain, let's have a video. The album should be available come springtime as a vinyl on Flameshovel or a digital download.

Don't forget Prefuse 73 with School of Seven Bells this Thursday at Crowbar.

Oh, and how's this for a dilemma?


Those are kind of small, but the shows are on the same night down the street from each one other. Classic tale, the old gun versus a young upstart....from Jacksonville. I'll probably take a some from column A and some from column B.

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Battles TRAS2 EP C
Justice Phantom Cross
Radiohead Bodysnatchers (live) In Rainbows
set break
Prefuse 73 Girlfriend Boyfriend Preparations (Warp Recs)
Aloha Your Eyes Some Echoes
Animal Collective Peacebone Strawberry Jam
Cassius Feeling for You (Les Rythmes Digitales Dreamix) Remixes, Bootlegs and Promos
Daft Punk Prime Time of Your Life Human after all
set break
junior senior 'Boy Meets Girl' D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat
Figurines Childhood Verse When The Deer Wore BLue
Pillbugs Faceless Wonder Monclovia
Arcade Fire My Body is a Cage Neon Bible
set break
Grizzly Bear Knife (Coverd By CSS) Friend EP
Bjork Earth Intruders Volta
Dick Dale & The Del-Tones The Wedge The Best of Dick Dale & The Del-Tones
The Primitives The Ostrich The Ostrich
set break
Curtis Mayfield freddie's dead [single mix] Super Fly Soundtrack
Sly and The Family Stone Somebody's Watching You Stand!
The Avett Brothers Color Show Four Thieves Gone
Creedence Clearwater Revival Born On The Bayou The Concert
set break
Hot Hot Heat Let me in Happiness ltd.
Islands
Rough Gem Return To The Sea
Pixies Hey Doolittle
Tempo No Tempo Narrowed Scopes And Sharpened Knives Repetition E.P.
set break
Otis Redding Cigarettes & Coffee Soul Album
Belle & Sebastian Act Of The Apostle The Life Pursuit
Zillionaire Loose Leaf The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down
Fake Prince Hey (Pixies) -
set break
John Lennon Jealous Guy Imagine 1971
Beauty Pill Goodnight For Real The Unsustainable Lifestyle
Spoon The Underdog Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Beck Think I'm In Love The Information
Radiohead Headmaster Ritual Live
set break
The Beatles She's Leaving Home Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 8th LP rel 6-1-1967
minus story Aaron My Ion Truss
folk implosion Slap Me Take a Look Inside...
death from above 1979 romantic rights you're a woman, i'm a machine
set break
Make Believe We're All Going To Die Make Believe
The Zombies This Will Be Our Year Odyssey & Oracle

11.07.2007

Silly Robot 11.6.2007

Greetings.

This week we heard some brand new tunes from Kutiman, Vampire Weekend, and Ezra Furman, who could possibly be a total loser.

I also finally heard an ABBA song that I could completely get on board with. All right!!!

Here's an old fave to go with this week's show


ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
kutiman Music is Ruling My World kutiman
Spoon You Got Yr Cherry Bomb Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
ABBA Ring Ring Ring Ring
Black Lips Veni Vedi Vici Good Bad Not Evil
set break
Fugazi Fell, Destroyed Red Medicine
sigur ros Hljomalind Hvarf-Heim
Justice Genesis Cross
The Magnetic Fields Yeah! Oh, Yeah! 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3
set break
barons Some Kind of Fool
-
Blitzen Trapper Devil's A-Go-Go Wild Mountain Nation
Shout Out Louds Suit Yourself Our Ill Wills
Grizzly Bear He It Me Friend EP
Calvin Harris Merry Making At My Place I Created Disco
set break
Daft Punk Short Circuit Discovery
Tempo No Tempo Repetition Repetition E.P.
junior senior 'Move Your Feet' D-D-Don't Don't Stop The Beat
Animal Collective Peacebone (Black Dice Remix) Peacebone
Vampire Weekend Oxford Comma Vampire Weekend (Blue CD-R)
set break
The Beatles Ticket To Ride Help
Tortoise Madison Area Lazarus Taxon
Elliott Smith All Cleaned Out New Moon
Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew TBTF Spirit If...
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion bellbottoms orange
Lou Reed Satellite of Love Transformer
set break
David Dondero Mighty Mississippi Simple Love
Pearl Jam 'Cropduster' Riot Act
The Sugar Oaks Red Grapes In The City Red Grapes In The City EP
Liars Clear Island (Tiny Masters of Today Remix) Liars
The Horrors sheena is a parasite Strange House
set break
Ratatat Gettysburg Classics
Band Of Horses No Ones Gonna Love You Cease To Begin
The Octopus Project Upmann The Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche
Danzig dirty black summer How the Gods Kill
set break
new young pony club Get Lucky Fantastic Playroom
Home Movies McGuirk on a date -
ezra furman and the harpoons Mother's Day -
Mary Timony Band Sharpshooter The Shapes We Make
set break
Andrew Bird Don't Be Scared Weather Systems
Figurines The Air We Breathe When The Deer Wore BLue
MGMT The Youth Oracular Spectacular
Okkervil River Title Track The Stage Names
set break
Radiohead All I Need In Rainbows

11.01.2007

Racist Games 10.30.2007

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
deerhunter Cryptograms Cryptograms
Sam Prekop Showrooms Sam Prekop
Iggy and the Stooges Search and Destroy Raw Power
melvins queen stoner witch
set break
the verve Sonnet Urban Hymns
Enon Natural Disasters High Society
Autechre Milk DX Peel Sessions 1
Peter Bjorn & John Roll the Credits Writer's Block
set break
+/- One Day You'll Be There Let's Start a Fire
Swearing At Motorists Time Zones And Area Codes Last Night Becomes This Morning
Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale Best Of
Archer Prewitt No More Wilderness
Tortoise And Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Cravo e Canela The Brave And The Bold
set break
Figurines Drunkard's Dream When The Deer Wore BLue
Doves Words The Last Broadcast
Booker T & the MG's Outrage Complete Stax Singles 59-68
Radiohead Jigsaw Falling Into Place In Rainbows
Stereolab Household Names The First of the Microbe Hunters
set break
Concert Report - -
Prefuse 73 Smoking Red - Featuring: John Stanier Preparations (Warp Recs)
Dr. Dog The Pretender Easy Beat
Zillionaire Three Ghosts The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down
J Mascis So What Else Is New? Martin & Me
Leon Russell A Song For You Leon Russell
set break
The Appleseed Cast Silas' Knife Peregrine
Elvis Costello Blame It On Cain My Aim Is True
loose joints Tell You Today Disco Not Disco
Hot Chip And I Was A Boy From School The Warning
Jonathan Coulton/Ellen McLean Still Alive Portal Soundtrack
set break
The Magnetic Fields I Don't Believe In The Sun 69 Love Songs Vol. 1
Velveteen Pink I Will Find You Velveteen Pink
Unknown Unknown Ovenguard Records Volume One
showdown at the equator Dear Friend Character Study
Radiohead bones the bends
set break
The Shins Sleeping Lessons Wincing The Night Away
Johnnie Taylor You Can't Get Away From It Stax Box 1959-1968
On! Air! Library! Feb. Self-Titled
The Beach Boys Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) Pet Sounds
Luke Temple Make Right With You Hold A Match For A Gasoline World
Smokey And Miho 'Bocoche' Tempo De Amor

10.24.2007

First Show in the New Slot 10.24.2007

Thanks for tuning in. I must say the first 3-hour Grand National Championships was a success - lots of calls and kudos. Plus, we played the new Best Song Ever, the closing song to Portal 'Still Alive', by Jonathan Coulton, sung by Ellen McLain, who also voices GLaDOS and the turrets in the game. Her performances are hilarious.



The longer show means more music to come up with - we don't like to repeat things too often. Email or comment us anytime, or call in during the show and let us know if you want to hear anything. Seems like an awful lot of trouble, though.

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Yo La Tengo Pass The Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
set break
Modest Mouse Dashboard We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
LCD Soundsystem Time To Get Away Sound Of Silver
Sleater-Kinney Wilderness The Woods
set break
Aphex Twin To Cure A Weakling Child (Countour Regard) Come To Daddy [EP]
Liars Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack Drum's Not Dead
r.e.m. Imitation of Life Reveal
Stevie Wonder Too High Innervisions
set break
Super Furry Animals Ysbeidiau Heulog Mwng
Giddy-Up Helicopter Scary Pony Ride I Am Secretary
Red Elvises Sad Cowboy Song I Wanna See You Bellydance
Jonathan Coulton Still Alive Portal Soundtrack
Blind Melon Three is a magic number Schoolhouse Rocks
set break
Portishead Cowboys Portishead
The Octopus Project Bees Bein' Strugglin' The Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche
Of Montreal The Party's Crashing Us The Sunlandic Twins
pixies Alec Eiffel trompe le monde
Radiohead Weird Fishes/Arpeggi In Rainbows
set break
The Weakerthans Tournament Of Hearts Reunion Tour
The Toadies Possum Kingdom Rubberneck
Prefuse 73 Prog Version Slowly Crushed Preparations (Warp Recs)
Creation Making Time Rushmore - Soundtrack
Okkervil River You Can't Hold The Hand Of A Rock And Roll Man The Stage Names
set break
Redd Kross Yesterday Once More If I Were a Carpenter
Caribou She's The One Andorra
The Weakerthans Plea from a cat named virtute Reconstruction Site
Love I Still Wonder Out Here
Born Ruffians This sentence will ruin/save your life Born Ruffians
set break
Pedro the Lion Penetration Control
mew Snow Brigade Frengers
Frog Eyes The Oscillator's Hum The Folded Palm
Oxes Everlong Half, Half, and Half
set break
Liars Plaster Casts Of Everything Liars
Figurines Childhood Verse When The Deer Wore BLue
Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now) Live in Europe
Tomahawk Birdsong Mit Gas
The Beta Band Dry The Rain The Three E.P.'s
set break
Smokey And Miho Blue Glasses Smokey and Miho

- requests in italics

10.18.2007

Big Announcement

Grand National Championships is moving!!!!

Starting next week, we are moving to the former home of the Vanity Corps. It's still on Monday night/Tuesday morning, just 3 hours earlier, and 1 hour longer. The show will begin at 1am and finish at 4am. We hope that this longer, earlier time slot will allow us to have more live studio guests, performing and otherwise, as well as even more music from all four corners for you.

All the links to the show on this page are being updated. If you spot anything that takes you to a dead end or, God forbid, someone else's show, please let us know. We will drop a remedy on it. The WMNF website should reflect the schedule changes soon.

DJ Nave, or Evan as we know him, is a fine gentleman and has chosen to relinquish his show because of schedule conflicts. We will miss his ever-present maniacal grin and creepy music.

10.17.2007

Blocktoberfest 10.16.2007

Good day to you. Alastair here.

We covered DJ Nave's shift this Tuesday morning. His show, the Vanity Corps, runs for 3 hours directly before ours. It was a long morning. Lots of great tunes, including plenty of back-to-back hits from some of our favorite artists. Thanks Nave.

Vanity Corps (1-4am)
Grand National Championships (4-6am)

Tuesday the 16th, Crowbar
Caribou, Born Ruffians, Dumbwaiters


After five hours of show and a full day of work, I wasn't sure if I would have enough energy to take in the show, but I did, and I'm glad I did.


Dumbwaiters
were playing as I arrived, and finished their set one song later, speculated by some to have been their Last.Song.Evah. It was an amazing song. I'm still regretting not getting there sooner. I hope I get to see them again. I know I'm not alone in that sentiment.




Born Ruffians
set up right against the front end of the stage. Steve Hamelin drummer was on the right side facing towards Singer-guitarist Luke LaLonde and bassist Mitch DeRosier, all of them in front of two well-centered amplifiers placed well behind them. Staring dead ahead, and hunched like a strange combination of Bob Dylan and Beaky Buzzard from Merrie Melodies, LaLonde yelped and mumbled his lyrics while the rhythm section added further percussive elements to their rumbling presence with their vocal harmonies.
They played plenty of new material from their forthcoming album - it should be out in Feburary - and a few from their self-titled EP that came out last year. Born Ruffians' sound nicely filled the empty space featured by their stark stage setup. The songs were peppered with both subtle and extreme examples of tempo shifts and meter changes, from folksified tribal beats to motorik rock.

"Vampire weekend," said a voice over my left shoulder.
"Beg pardon."
"These guys sound like Vampire Weekend." It was one of the guys named Matt. "Have you heard them?"
"No."
"There are a lot of bands sounding like this," he said. He liked it, though. So did I.

Don't think that this show was all fun and games, though, because it wasn't like it was all fun and games. At one point a couple of concert-goers that were feeling no pain ruined it for everyone! For reals!! Here's how it went down:
The taller and more rambunctious of the two drunkards was clumsily pumping his fists, and clapping his hands right up in drummer Hamelin's face. After a particularly raucous round of audiencing, the increasingly perturbed musician told him that he had to calm down because his douche-bagging was distracting and bothersome to the people around him. He claimed he could tell this by the looks on their faces. The fellow was then asked by the staff to leave that area. Within a couple songs, the drummer apologized for his outburst, although I don't think anyone minded. That dude was way too tall to be doing that. Later on the offender was seen still in the bar with a drink in hand, so nobody had too bad a night because of it.

When I got home, I went online and I liked Vampire Weekend, too, by the way. I guess I'm simple like that.

It's getting late. I'll tell you what I thought about Caribou tomorrow.

Hit the links above to hear the audio that accompanies this award-winning setlist.

ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Figurines Drunkard's Dream When The Deer Wore BLue
set break
minus story Beast at my Side My Ion Truss
Calvin Harris Colours I Created Disco
The Thermals Remember Today Fuckin A
French Kicks Cloche Two Thousand
set break
Sunset Rubdown Magic Vs. Midas Random Spirit Lover
r.e.m. Bad Day Live (Disc 1)
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Rowboat What Is Free To A Good Home?
jason collett Hangover Days Idols of Exile
mathias schaffhauser was es ist -
set break
The Octopus Project Truck The Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche
Trans Am Television Eyes Future World
Trans Am Future World Future World
Liars Clear Island Liars
Ensemble Proposal 9 Sketch Proposals
set break
Radiohead 15 Step In Rainbows
Radiohead Bodysnatchers In Rainbows
Lansing-Dreiden Glass Corridor The Incomplete Triangle
mira calix Skin With Me one on one
orton socket Ice Dint_S 99 Explosions
set break
neu hallo gallo neu
Black Francis Captain Pasty Bluefinger
Mr. Oizo LnaDJkmd Mix (By Demon) Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog
set break
Mr. Oizo Bobby Can't Dance Analog Worms Attack
The Most Serene Republic A Mix Of Sun And Cloud The Most Serene Republic - Population
Nico These Days Chelsea Girl
The Velvet Underground and Nico I'll Be Your Mirror The Velvet Underground and Nico
Led Zeppelin D'Yer Mak'er Houses of the Holy
isolee Tout Se Complique Rest
set break
Radiohead Weird Fishes/Arpeggi In Rainbows
oucho sparks Mercedes 300D --
The Weakerthans Hymn For The Medical Oddity Reunion Tour
set break
The Brunettes Credit Card Mail Order Structure & Cosmetics
Billy Bragg & Wilco California Stars Mermaid Avenue
set break
Bullet The Hanged Man -
The Sea And Cake The Kiss The Biz
Black Lips Boone Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo
Smoosh Massive Cure She Like Electric
Field Music Give It Lose It Take It Tones Of Town
set break
Mouse On Mars Mine Is In Yours Radical Connector
Isotope 217 Audio Champion Utonian Automatic
seaweed Kid Candy Four
tenement halls As Long as It Takes Knitting Needles & Bicycle Bells
Sigur Rós Hjartad hamast Ágætis Byrjun
set break
We Versus The Shark Ten Uh Clock Heart Uh Tack Ruin Everything!
Burning Airlines Deluxe War Baby Identikit
Headphones Hot Girls Headphones
Aloha Your Eyes Some Echoes
28 Gates The Real Rhythm Jawja
NPR NEWS - -
Bishop Allen Flight 180 The Broken String
Geri X Hallelujah Can't Make You Happy
Born Ruffians Piecing it together Born Ruffians
set break
dear and glorious physician Frenzy (What Happened Then) Dear And Glorious Physician
Hightower Report - -
Concert Report - -
caribou melody day andorra
Okkervil River Unless It's Kicks The Stage Names
Clairvoyants Camera On A Track Your New Boundaries
archie bronson outfit Cherry Lips Derdang Derdang
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Daft Punk Superheroes Discovery

10.05.2007

WMNF Pledge Drive - We need your support!

Hello everyone! It that time o’ the year again… The WMNF Pledge Drive!

If you don’t already know, Alastair and Jerrad host the Pre-Dawn alternatives show (called Grand National Championships) from 4am-6am every Tuesday morning on WMNF 88.5 FM. We play a mix of alt rock, a bit of dancy stuff, and some classic R&B for a li’l bit o’ flava. With boatloads of new music, our particular brand of witty banter, and a (disgruntled) talking robot, what’s not to like? We’ve received a lot of positive feedback for the show over the past year, but now we have to prove it…

We, and WMNF, strive to bring you the widest variety of commercial-free music on the air, including artists you won’t EVER hear on commercial radio. Commercial free. Let me say it again… Commercial free!!! But it’s only possible with your support…

This year, we have been given the modest goal of raising $700 for our show…which is pretty modest compared to the higher profile shows that have goals in upwards of $10,000. We can do it!!! But only with your help and generosity….



There are a couple of ways to donate…

1. Call into our show! Of course, this may prove difficult for anyone on a normal schedule, as we go on at 4am Tuesdays. If you happen to be up this Tuesday that early, give a call! We’ll trade requests for donations! Or, you can call now - 813-238-8001 or 813-239-9663 and a friendly WMNF volunteer will guide you through the process.

2. Go to https://www.wmnf.org/donations/new . You can make one-time contributions here, in any amount. Also, there are “thank you” gifts available for certain donation amounts… t-shirts, tote bags, concert tickets, CD’s, etc. The list on this page doesn’t list ALL of the gifts available…so if you’re looking for something in particular, check with us. Maybe we've got it!

We will thank you on the air, if you wish. Be immortalized on the airwaves!!!

IMPORTANT - Make sure, whether you call in or donate on the site, that you indicate that your donation is for the “Tuesday Pre-Dawn Alternatives Show”, so we get the proper credit for your generosity. On the site, you can add that into the “comments” section on the donation page.

Remember, we are all volunteers, and ALL of the proceeds go to maintaining the facility and radio equipment, helping the music library grow and stay up-to-date, producing news and public affairs programming, and to organize community events, such as exclusive concerts and local festivities.

Oh, and did I mention that WMNF is a section 501(c)3 charitable organization? That means all gifts and donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law. Yowza! What a bonus!

Donate as little or as much as you want…every bit helps! Thank you for listening and your ever-appreciated support!!!

P.S. – Forward this to anyone and everyone you know who’s a fan of music and/or likes to give back to the community. Awe heck, forward it to everyone you know!!!

P.P.S. – You may get another “reminder” from us or grandnationalchamps@yahoo.com before the pledge drive is over… we are nothing, if not tenacious. =)

Playlist 10.2.2007


ArtistTrackAlbum/CD
Daft Punk Crescendolls Discovery
The Beatles Good Morning Good Morning Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Deerhoof The Perfect Me Friend Opportunity
Teenage Fanclub Did I Say Four Thousand Seven Hundred And Sixty-Six Seconds
set break
Led Zeppelin What Is And What Should Never Be Led Zeppelin II
Radiohead Where I End And You Begin -The Sky Is Falling In- Hail to the thief
Talking Heads Radio Head True Stories
Figurines Childhood Verse When The Deer Wore BLue
The Knife silent shout Silent Shout
set break
Otis Redding That's How Strong My Love Is The Complete Stax/Volt Singles '59-'68
The Black Lips I Saw a Ghost (Lean) Good Bad Not Evil
Elvis Costello All Grown Up Mighty Like A Rose
hum Stars You'd Prefer An Astronaut
Tapes 'n Tapes Just Drums The Loon
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Four Tet Spirit Fingers Rounds
The Toadies Backslider Rubberneck
The Sugar Oaks Los Rebeldes Red Grapes In The City EP
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PALANTINE Market Me Live on WMNF
Zillionaire The Gardener The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down
Caribou
melody day andorra
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
misfortune 500 Low Level before this winter ends
Spoon You Got Yr Cherry Bomb Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Bob Dylan Outlaw Blues Bringing It All Back Home
Okkervil River A Girl In Port The Stage Names
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Robert Pollard Miles Under The Skin Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love
The Flaming Lips Suddenly Everything Has Changed The Soft Bulletin