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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

9/21 - 1pm hour
Fruit Bats - The Glory of Fruit Bats album artwork 1:36pm Fruit Bats Local The Glory Of The Glory of Fruit Bats (Easy Sound Recording Company)
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Murder By Death - Big Dark Love album artwork 1:33pm Murder By Death I Shot an Arrow Big Dark Love (Bloodshot)
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Freak Genes - Hologram album artwork 1:30pm Freak Genes Hologram Hologram (Feel It)
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IO Echo - Ministry of Love album artwork 1:22pm IO Echo Ministry of Love Ministry of Love (IAMSOUND)
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Benoit & Sergio - Lost Decade album artwork 1:15pm Benoit & Sergio Still Unfamiliar Lost Decade (FourFour)
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Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B album artwork 1:11pm Jockstrap Lancaster Court I Love You Jennifer B (Rough Trade)
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1:01pm Dead Coyote A Place for Strangers PDX Pop Now! Compilation Vol. 19 (Disc 2) (PDX Pop Now!)
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9/21 - 12pm hour
The Orange Ego - Sunflower EP album artwork 12:58pm The Orange Ego Sunflower Sunflower EP (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Stella! Buy The Orange Ego Sunflower EP at Reckless Records Buy The Orange Ego at iTunes Buy The Orange Ego Sunflower EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Au Suisse - Au Suisse album artwork 12:55pm Au Suisse Vesna Au Suisse (City Slang)
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Blood Orange - Four Songs album artwork 12:48pm Blood Orange Something You Know Four Songs (RCA)
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Herbie Hancock - Speak Like a Child album artwork 12:43pm Herbie Hancock First Trip Speak Like a Child (Blue Note)
Track Notes: By request for Jeffrey! Buy Herbie Hancock Speak Like a Child at Reckless Records Buy Herbie Hancock at iTunes Buy Herbie Hancock Speak Like a Child at eMusic Add to Collection
Charles Stepney - Step on Step album artwork 12:39pm Charles Stepney Local Gotta Dig It to Dig It Step on Step (International Anthem)
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Rina Sawayama - Hold the Girl album artwork 12:33pm Rina Sawayama Frankenstein Hold the Girl (Dirty Hit)
Track Notes: By request for Zoë! Buy Rina Sawayama Hold the Girl at Reckless Records Buy Rina Sawayama at iTunes Buy Rina Sawayama Hold the Girl at eMusic Add to Collection
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash album artwork 12:28pm Basement Jaxx Lucky Star (featuring Dizzee Rascal) Kish Kash (Astralwerks)
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Santigold - Spirituals album artwork 12:25pm Santigold High Priestess Spirituals (Little Jerk)
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12:17pm Cass McCombs Sleeping Volcanoes Tip of the Sphere (ANTI-)
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Stella Donnelly - Flood album artwork 12:12pm Stella Donnelly Underwater Flood (Secretly Canadian)
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Bitchin Bajas - Bajascillators album artwork 12:02pm Bitchin Bajas Local Quakenbrück Bajascillators (Drag City)
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9/16 - 11am hour
11:58am James Brown Call Me Super Bad Revolution Of The Mind: Live At The Apollo Vol. 3 (Polydor)
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The Faint - Danse Macabre album artwork 11:51am The Faint The Conductor Danse Macabre (Saddle Creek)
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Monolithe Noir - Rin album artwork 11:47am Monolithe Noir Finvus Rin (Capitane)
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11:36am Phillip Anthony Hungry For Your Love Deep Cuts 1980s (Fervor)
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Hot Chip - Freakout/Release album artwork 11:31am Hot Chip Eleanor Freakout/Release (Domino)
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Freak Genes - Hologram album artwork 11:27am Freak Genes The Future is Mine Hologram (Feel It)
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11:19am Cecilia Noel Let's Dance Havana Rocks (Compass)
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Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes album artwork 11:15am Danger Mouse & Black Thought The Darkest Part (featuring Raekwon & Kid Sister) Cheat Codes (BMG)
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11:11am Secret Machines New Ordinance Day 21 EP (TSM)
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11:06am Bleach Party Local Pretty Sure That's Mars Acrylic Blends (self-released)
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9/16 - 10am hour
Benoit & Sergio - Lost Decade album artwork 10:55am Benoit & Sergio Lost Decade Lost Decade (FourFour)
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The Free Design - Kites Are Fun album artwork 10:53am The Free Design I Found Love Kites Are Fun (Project 3 Total Sound)
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