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Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy DJ Profile

When Nicole was 5, her grandfather gave her a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio.  It was old and had been well-loved by somebody.  It had an AM/FM switch, one speaker, and a dial with illegible numbers.  One of the best things about this radio was the weird sounds it would pick up at night, under the covers, as she'd slowly turn the dial through the AM frequencies.  Nicole would pretend she was picking up music from Mars and would host a radio show called "Sounds From Beyond!" with her stuffed animals standing in for extra-terrestrial musicians.  Although Ear Candy is her first broadcast show ever--which she launched at the ripe old age of 32--Nicole has been rehearsing for it all of her life.  "Sounds From Beyond!" gave way to a love affair with radio stations at the extreme ends of the dial (where you'd hear the best, most interesting stuff) and jobs at various record stores throughout high school and college.  Back when people used to make mix tapes, Nicole's were second to none--just like Ear Candy, where she makes a new mix every week.  Join the fun each Friday, 9am-12pm here on CHIRP!

You can listen to the most recent episodes of Ear Candy here.

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

5/20 - 11am hour
James Brown - The Payback album artwork 11:55am James Brown Forever Suffering The Payback (Polydor)
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Warpaint - Radiate Like This album artwork 11:49am Warpaint Champion Radiate Like This (Virgin)
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11:44am 8-bit crEEps Local Graveyard Thinker single (self-released)
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BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory album artwork 11:37am BADBADNOTGOOD Love Proceeding (featuring Arthur Verocai) Talk Memory (XL Recordings)
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Sen Morimoto - Sen Morimoto album artwork 11:34am Sen Morimoto Local Woof Sen Morimoto (Sooper)
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Sen Morimoto - Sen Morimoto album artwork 11:34am Sen Morimoto Local Woof Sen Morimoto (Sooper)
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Bartees Strange - Farm to Table album artwork 11:32am Bartees Strange Cosigns Farm to Table (4AD)
Track Notes: Record out 6/17! Buy Bartees Strange Farm to Table at Reckless Records Buy Bartees Strange at iTunes Buy Bartees Strange Farm to Table at eMusic Add to Collection
Gringo Star - Floating Out To See album artwork 11:28am Gringo Star The Start Floating Out To See (My Anxoius Mouth Inc.)
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DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 11:25am DEHD Local Stars Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: Record out 5/27! Buy DEHD Blue Skies at Reckless Records Buy DEHD at iTunes Buy DEHD Blue Skies at eMusic Add to Collection
Ghost Power - Ghost Power album artwork 11:22am Ghost Power Panic in the Isles of Splendor Ghost Power (Duophonic)
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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - And Now for the Whatchamacallit album artwork 11:17am Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Hymn for a Droid And Now for the Whatchamacallit (What Reality?)
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Descendents - Enjoy! album artwork 11:14am Descendents Get The Time Enjoy! (New Alliance/Restless)
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Crime of Passing - Crime of Passing album artwork 11:10am Crime of Passing Damrak Crime of Passing (Feel It)
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11:05am Diane Coffee & Deep Sea Diver Forecast With People (Polyvinyl)
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Girlpool - Forgiveness album artwork 11:01am Girlpool Nothing Gives Me Pleasure Forgiveness (ANTI-)
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5/20 - 10am hour
Let 10:57am Let's Eat Grandma Watching You Go Two Ribbons (Transgressive / PIAS)
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Ice Cube - Lethal Injection album artwork 10:50am Ice Cube Bop Gun (Radio Edit) Lethal Injection (Interscope)
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Grace Jones - Hurricane Dub album artwork 10:45am Grace Jones Williams' Dub Hurricane Dub (PIAS)
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!!! - Let It Be Blue album artwork 10:40am !!! Un Puente (feat. Angelica Garcia) Let It Be Blue (Warp)
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Lilith Czar - Created From Filth and Dust album artwork 10:35am Lilith Czar 100 Little Deaths Created From Filth and Dust (Sumerian)
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10:32am Lunachicks Apathetic Binge and Purge (Safe House)
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10:30am Bev Rage & The Drinks Local Machines Get Cleaned Exes & Hexes (What's For Breakfast?)
Track Notes: Record out 8/13! Buy Bev Rage & The Drinks Exes & Hexes at Reckless Records Buy Bev Rage & The Drinks at iTunes Buy Bev Rage & The Drinks Exes & Hexes at eMusic Add to Collection
10:24am The Limiñanas Garden of Love Malamore (Hozac)
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Tempers - New Meaning album artwork 10:21am Tempers Nightwalking New Meaning (Dais)
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Melody 10:17am Melody's Echo Chamber Personal Message Emotional Eternal (Domino)
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Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star album artwork 10:11am Black Star Thieves in the Night Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Rawkus)
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Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet album artwork 10:05am Public Enemy Brothers Gonna Work It Out Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)
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Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes album artwork 10:02am Busta Rhymes Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See When Disaster Strikes (Elektra/Flipmode)
Track Notes: THROWBACK TRACK OF THE WEEK!!! Buy Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes at Reckless Records Buy Busta Rhymes at iTunes Buy Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes at eMusic Add to Collection
5/20 - 9am hour
Dream Wife - So When You Gonna... album artwork 9:57am Dream Wife Old Flame So When You Gonna... (Lucky Number)
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Empath - Visitor album artwork 9:54am Empath House and Universe Visitor (Fat Possum)
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