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Tom Piazza DJ Profile

Hi all!  I'm Tom, but my friends call me Zippy because I really am the self-caffeinating man.  My love of CHIRP's programming philosophy was what inspired me to volunteer.  I became a "slave to the rhythm" when my art-rock ass was introduced to the beauty of the new wave at Southern Illinois University's student-owned/operated WIDB.  Indie music's power was re-ignited during a 2-year-stint on Northeastern U's (Chicago) WZRD in the '90s and now I'm really glad to be a part of it all once again here at CHIRP.  I love music that makes me move; believe me there is a lot of it that does and I'll be filling my every-so-often sets with bunches of it for you.  Nothing would make me happier than to know that you are making requests, dancing, donating when you can, and coming over to say "Hi!" when you see us at events around our great city.  You're our heroes and you're why we're here.  Spread the love!

Tom Piazza's Playlists

11/19 - 3pm hour
Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing album artwork 3:55pm Neneh Cherry & The Thing Cashback The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
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Bettie Serveert - Lamprey album artwork 3:49pm Bettie Serveert Ray Ray Rain Lamprey (Matador)
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3:47pm Swiss Dots Local Great Communicator Glaciers (Vinahyde)
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3:43pm Clipd Beaks This Is Dusk VA / Opal Vols. I & II (Moon Glyph)
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Local H - Hallelujah! I 3:39pm Local H Local Blue Line Hallelujah! I'm A Bum (Slimstyle)
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Let 3:34pm Let's Active Make Up With Me afoot (IRS)
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Sic Alps - Sic Alps album artwork 3:30pm Sic Alps God Bless Her I Miss Her Sic Alps (Drag City)
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The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I album artwork 3:26pm The Dismemberment Plan The City Emergency & I (DeSoto)
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Foals - Total Life Forever album artwork 3:20pm Foals This Orient Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)
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3:17pm The Joe Jeffrey Group My Pledge Of Love Soul Shots Vol. 2: Sweet Soul (Rhino)
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Stinking Lizaveta - 7th Direction album artwork 3:12pm Stinking Lizaveta The Space Between Us 7th Direction (Translation Loss)
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Maia Vidal - God Is My Bike album artwork 3:07pm Maia Vidal Follow Me God Is My Bike (Crammed Discs)
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3:04pm American Youth Ensemble Local Here He Comes American Youth Ensemble (self-released)
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Saint Etienne - Words and Music By Saint Etienne album artwork 3:00pm Saint Etienne DJ Words and Music By Saint Etienne (Heavenly)
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11/19 - 2pm hour
Martha And The Muffins - Danseparc album artwork 2:56pm Martha And The Muffins Danseparc Danseparc (RCA)
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Absolute Monarchs - 1 album artwork 2:54pm Absolute Monarchs It's Bad 1 (Good To Die)
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Band of Horses - Cease To Begin album artwork 2:51pm Band of Horses Island On The Coast Cease To Begin (Sub Pop)
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Flume - Flume album artwork 2:45pm Flume Ezra Flume (Future Classic)
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Black Marble - A Different Arrangement album artwork 2:42pm Black Marble Pretender A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art)
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Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown album artwork 2:38pm Hot Hot Heat Bandages Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop)
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The Flying Luttenbachers - Constructive Destruction album artwork 2:35pm The Flying Luttenbachers Local Playing In The Dumpster Constructive Destruction (Quinnah)
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Bomb The Bass - Clear album artwork 2:29pm Bomb The Bass One To One Religion Clear (Quango)
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Child Actor - Victory album artwork 2:26pm Child Actor New Life Victory (Fake Four Inc.)
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M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us album artwork 2:22pm M83 Don't Save Us From The Flames Before the Dawn Heals Us (Mute)
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Tame Impala - Lonerism album artwork 2:17pm Tame Impala Elephant Lonerism (Modular Recordings)
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2:12pm A. C. Newman I'm Not Talking Shut Down The Streets (Matador)
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Gold Motel - Gold Motel album artwork 2:09pm Gold Motel Local Brand New Kind of Blue Gold Motel (Good as Gold)
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Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man album artwork 2:03pm Bat For Lashes All Your Gold The Haunted Man (Capitol)
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The Sugarcubes - Life 2:01pm The Sugarcubes Blue-Eyed Pop Life's Too Good (Elektra)
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11/19 - 1pm hour
Love Is All - 9 Times That Same Song album artwork 1:58pm Love Is All Spinning And Scratching 9 Times That Same Song (What's Your Rupture)
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