My second show I returned to substitute for Artur in his show Gons S Budna. I was still pretty new, obviously, and since it was once again a daytime show, I felt I had a lot of things to consider.
Since Artur’s show focused on Russian Rock I felt it was sort of logical to focus on the music of another country which is quite different from the U.S. in many ways. Plus, I also knew J-Pop pretty well.
Whenever I do daytime programs I always think about how the Bull Moose store in downtown Portland always seems to have WMPG on the radio (or it was like that back then, at least) so it was pretty funny for me to do this show and think about people in the store.
Oh yeah, the reason I was really trying to stick to stuff I knew was that I knew they wouldn’t have anything offensive in them. See, it was only that February that Janet Jackson let her nipple out for the Super Bowl halftime show. That may seem totally irrelevant but basically it ended up with everyone having to be really careful with all the watchdog groups and whatnot. A big megacorp radio company can take a lawsuit no problem, but community radio not so much.
Enjoy the J-Pop and such. The next show I did was also subbing in. It was for a weekly Metal program and they asked me to stick to format. That’s gonna be fun, too!
from the final live performance during Bauhaus’s first run. I thought this was a nice one to end the show.
That concludes my Bauhaus show from June 18th of 2004, substituting for Artur in his Russian Rock show Gons S Budna. I covered for him the next week too, and that show, though… haha… well it was a long time ago and I wasn’t into this sort of thing much for very long after, but I decided to focus on J-Pop, primarily of course theme songs and such from anime shows. So if you like that stuff you’ll like the next show! Shows after that aren’t as focused, also btw.
The single “Spirit”, produced by Hugh Jones was intended to break into the Top 30. However, “Spirit” only reached number 42. The band was displeased with the single and re-recorded it for their third album The Sky’s Gone Out
4 songs every day, 2 voice breaks a week!
post-punk, alt, IDM, post-rock, shoegaze, experimental, new and old rock and electronic, jazz, classical... you almost never know what you will hear in The Dollar Grab Bag. Quality, Novelty, the ignored and forgotten.
Initially I will be recreating as best I can the original playlists from my program on WMPG, Portland ME. When that's completed, I'll be blogging new selections to reflect my interests since TDGB last aired in February of 2008
There will also be "voice breaks" featuring myself, and my best friend Dan, and possibly other special guests.
I hope you like what I share