Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 5, 2010 (Playlist)

May 5, 2010 (Playlist):
"Our Forty-Seventh Show: Never Mind the Mainstream: The Final Show!"

R.E.M. – Pop Song 89
Big Star – Thank You Friends
The Alarm – Spirit Of '76
Pela – Cavalry
*"Punk Trunk!": Sex Pistols – The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
*"Punk Trunk!": The Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl
The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death
Built To Spill – Big Dipper
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
*"The Mighty Mighty Boss-Tune": Bruce Springsteen – Growin' Up (Live)
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie (Richard Berry Cover)

Los Campesinos – It Started With A Mixx

Spoon – Written In Reverse
The National – All The Wine
The Doors – Light My Fire
*"Allen Reed Memorial Cover Of The Week": Band Of Horses – The End's Not Near (The New Year Cover)
Bloc Party – The Once And Future King
Morrissey – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Live)
The Who – Baba O'Riley
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
The Mountain Goats – Sax Rohmer #1
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
The Replacements – Left Of The Dial

*Background music consisted of various songs we featured on the very first edition of Never Mind the Mainstream, way back on September 12, 2008. Talk about a blast from the past.

So ends Never Mind the Mainstream, the tiny college radio station show that blew up to capture the attention of so many people around the world (that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but hey, I'm on a roll). It's all over. Kaput. Done. D-d-d-done. I apologize for posting this almost two weeks after the show originally aired, but believe me, my post-college life has been just as intense as my college career was, only now I have to worry about my two jobs. Not fun. Enough about me, let's dive into the music. Just look at that playlist. If you've been an avid follower of NMTM since it's beginning, then there is no way in hell you would have expected us to choose and play the tunes that we did. There's a lot of classic rock, mixed in with some legendary alternative rock anthems and indie rock gems. It truly was a great "mixx". Being that it may have been my final radio gig ever (God, I really hope not), I decided to pull the plug on our normal format, and play what many people may or may not have expect from me: some of my favorite songs of all time. "Spirit Of '76," "Money For Nothing," "Light My Fire," and "I Saw Her Standing There". I could not survive without those hits. They mean the world to me and each one is backed with a compelling story. Jim matched up my choices with some solid picks of his own, and together, like always, we put out a terrific broadcast. Our callers were ecstatic to be on the air for the grand finale and we thank them more than they will ever know. We also want to thank those who stopped in (all our fellow on-air personalities and close friends) and those who messaged us on AOL Instant Messenger. As we've been saying since day one, our fans make our show the great product that it truly is. Jim, the new president of the station, will be on the airwaves with 88.3 FM KUR this summer, so make sure you check out the website for his dates and times. I will be working my tail off, trying to make it as a professional somewhere in the real world. "This one's optimistic." Jim and I would like to thank every single person, from the bottom of our hearts, who ever listened to our show, promoted our show, and/or believed in us. I can honestly say that college radio was the greatest part of my college tenor. A bigger and more emotional essay is still to come here on our blog: nevermindmainstream.blogspot.com, as soon as I get a chance to write everything down. Thank you all so, so much. Keep discovering new and interesting music, and we'll catch you, "left of the dial."

R.E.M. - "Pop Song 89"

Spoon - "Written In Reverse"

Morrissey - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"


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