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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and over 20 years later, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and now I’m back on the air as a DJ. I also volunteer as the CHIRP marketing director. You can hear my show Monday nights from 6pm-8pm on 107.1FM and chirpradio.org playing a mix of indie, punk, jazz, blues, psych, soul, early rock-n-roll, and of course, local Chicago music. Check out the last two weeks of my show archive here.

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for over 20 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. My studio is located at the Cornelia Arts Building - one of the oldest working art studio buildings in Chicago.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

1/20 - 7pm hour
7:58pm Daymaker Local MPC Let the Sun Fall (Diversion)
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7:49pm John Coltrane Blue World Blue World (Impulse!)
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DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age album artwork 7:46pm DJ Shadow Rocket Fuel (featuring De La Soul) Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
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The Mighty Lemon Drops - World Without End album artwork 7:43pm The Mighty Lemon Drops Inside Out World Without End (Sire)
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7:39pm Wilco Local Love Is Everywhere (Beware) Ode To Joy (dBpm)
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7:35pm The Haskels Liberace Is Coming The Haskels (Splunge Communications)
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7:31pm Great Grandpa Dark Green Water Four of Arrows (Big Scary Monster)
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7:25pm Pink Floyd Fearless Meddle (Harvest)
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7:19pm The Velvet Underground Some Kinda Love The Velvet Underground (MGM)
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7:16pm The Posies Dream All Day Frosting on the Beater (DGC)
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7:14pm Gal Gun Local Beauty Community Beauty Community EP (self-released)
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7:07pm Kaytranada Go DJ (featuring SiR) Bubba (RCA)
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7:03pm Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi Check Up Your Head Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991) (Analog Africa)
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1/20 - 6pm hour
6:57pm The Mekons Local Lawrence of California Deserted (Bloodshot)
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6:52pm The Beatles In My Life Rubber Soul (Parlophone)
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6:50pm Celestial Shore Not Dummy Sunnyland (self-released)
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6:47pm Pale Saints Way the World Is The Comforts of Madness: 30th Anniversary Re:master (4AD)
Track Notes: Originally released in 1990. Buy Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness: 30th Anniversary Re:master at Reckless Records Buy Pale Saints at iTunes Buy Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness: 30th Anniversary Re:master at eMusic Add to Collection
6:44pm The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now Louder Than Bombs (Sire)
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Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights album artwork 6:40pm Interpol Obstacle 1 Turn On The Bright Lights (Matador)
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6:33pm I Lost Control Local Denial Cones & Arrows EP (self-released)
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6:29pm Cold Beat Prism Mother (DFA)
Track Notes: Album out: 2/28 Buy Cold Beat Mother at Reckless Records Buy Cold Beat at iTunes Buy Cold Beat Mother at eMusic Add to Collection
Michael Stipe - single album artwork 6:26pm Michael Stipe Drive to the Ocean single (self-released)
Track Notes: Benefit for Pathway to Paris (climate action): https://pathwaytoparis.com Buy Michael Stipe single at Reckless Records Buy Michael Stipe at iTunes Buy Michael Stipe single at eMusic Add to Collection
Omar Souleyman - Shlon album artwork 6:18pm Omar Souleyman Shlon Shlon (Mad Decent)
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6:13pm Square Peg Round Hole Fever Dream Branches (National Sawdust Tracks)
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6:08pm Blondie X Offender Blondie (Chrysalis)
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The Sha La Das - Love in the Wind album artwork 6:04pm The Sha La Das Open My Eyes Love in the Wind (Daptone)
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6:01pm Prince Pop Life Around the World In a Day (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.)
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1/13 - 7pm hour
7:58pm Space Gators Local Is It Right? Is It Wrong? Intergalactic Swamp Songs (Midwest Action)
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7:52pm Greg Dulli Pantomima Random Desire (Royal Cream/BMG)
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7:48pm Vampire Weekend This Life Father Of The Bride (Sony)
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