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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

9/16 - 9am hour
Au Suisse - Au Suisse album artwork 9:09am Au Suisse Control Au Suisse (City Slang)
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LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem album artwork 9:01am LCD Soundsystem Beat Connection LCD Soundsystem (DFA)
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9/9 - 12pm hour
12:00pm James Brown Mind Power The Payback (Polydor)
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9/9 - 11am hour
Unloved - Heartbreak album artwork 11:56am Unloved Danger Heartbreak (Heavenly)
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Farah - After Dark 4 album artwork 11:51am Farah Losing My Religion After Dark 4 (Italians Do It Better)
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11:44am Sarah Bethe Nelson Can't Catch A Break Mental Picture (Speakeasy Studios SF)
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11:41am The Movers Oupa Is Back The Movers Vol. 1 - 1970-1976 (Analog Africa)
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IDLES - CRAWLER album artwork 11:37am IDLES The Beachland Ballroom CRAWLER (Partisan)
Track Notes: By request for Jim! Buy IDLES CRAWLER at Reckless Records Buy IDLES at iTunes Buy IDLES CRAWLER at eMusic Add to Collection
SURVIVE - RR7349 album artwork 11:32am SURVIVE High Rise RR7349 (Relapse)
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Röyksopp - Profound Mysteries II album artwork 11:26am Röyksopp Oh, Lover (featuring Susanne Sundfør) Profound Mysteries II (Dog Triumph)
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Stereolab - Pulse of the Early Brain (Switched On Volume 5) album artwork 11:22am Stereolab Magne-Music (Remastered) Pulse of the Early Brain (Switched On Volume 5) (Duophonic/Warp)
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Queensrÿche - Empire album artwork 11:15am Queensrÿche Empire Empire (EMI America)
Track Notes: By request for Al! Buy Queensrÿche Empire at Reckless Records Buy Queensrÿche at iTunes Buy Queensrÿche Empire at eMusic Add to Collection
11:12am Royel Otis Oysters in my Pocket single (House Anxiety/Ourness)
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11:07am Doleful Lions Local Police State (Baby Please Come Home) Fables Of The Reincarnation (self-released)
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Hot Chip - Freakout/Release album artwork 11:02am Hot Chip Miss The Bliss Freakout/Release (Domino)
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9/9 - 10am hour
10:58am powderpaint The Way you Want single (Cool John)
Track Notes: By request for Zoë! Buy powderpaint single at Reckless Records Buy powderpaint at iTunes Buy powderpaint single at eMusic Add to Collection
Benoit & Sergio - Lost Decade album artwork 10:53am Benoit & Sergio Still Unfamiliar Lost Decade (FourFour)
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Nicole Atkins - Neptune City album artwork 10:48am Nicole Atkins The Way It Is Neptune City (Columbia)
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Fruit Bats - The Pet Parade album artwork 10:43am Fruit Bats Local Holy Rose The Pet Parade (Merge)
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10:39am 8-bit crEEps Local Graveyard Thinker Dress for the Future (self-released)
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INXS - Elegantly Wasted album artwork 10:33am INXS Elegantly Wasted Elegantly Wasted (Universal)
Track Notes: By request for Matthew! Buy INXS Elegantly Wasted at Reckless Records Buy INXS at iTunes Buy INXS Elegantly Wasted at eMusic Add to Collection
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black album artwork 10:29am Amy Winehouse Back To Black Back To Black (Island)
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Thee Sacred Souls - Thee Sacred Souls album artwork 10:24am Thee Sacred Souls Weak For Your Love Thee Sacred Souls (Daptone)
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Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black album artwork 10:19am Aretha Franklin Rock Steady Young, Gifted and Black (Atlantic)
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10:15am Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure Hot Space (Hollywood)
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Queen Latifah - Black Reign album artwork 10:11am Queen Latifah U.N.I.T.Y. Black Reign (UMG)
Track Notes: THROWBACK TRACK OF THE WEEK!!! Buy Queen Latifah Black Reign at Reckless Records Buy Queen Latifah at iTunes Buy Queen Latifah Black Reign at eMusic Add to Collection
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints album artwork 10:03am EMA Red Star Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions)
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Paper Pools - It 10:00am Paper Pools Evil It's in Our Mind (self-released)
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9/9 - 9am hour
The Veldt - Entropy Is The Mainline To God album artwork 9:54am The Veldt Sweeter Entropy Is The Mainline To God (The Acid Test/Little Cloud)
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Hunx and his Punx - Street Punk album artwork 9:50am Hunx and his Punx It's Not Easy Street Punk (Hardly Art)
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