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My Dad raised me on The Four Freshmen, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Andy Williams and June Christy. Kenton had an album where the orchestra "Plays Chicago" -- meaning the compositions of Chicago, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. Chicago VI was my first album purchase, and also the first step in expanding my own library. Always a huge fan of radio, I joined my college radio station (then, an exclusively 'carrier current' broadcast), and my interests expanded exponentially. While everyone spent their money on alcohol, I invested mine at Flat, Black and Circular.

Since that time, I developed quite the library. There was a period of stasis, disinterest, and lack of passion as radio became monopolized by corporations and the same five Rolling Stones songs were played for the 40th year running (despite the depth of catalog). I think I invested in wardrobe artifacts instead. 

But when CHIRP began broadcasting, it felt like the 'old' days. A wide range of music, a diversity of tastes, new classics and old favorites. It took no time to get hooked and re-awaken the passion.

After a handful of years of teasing, I finally committed to join the CHIRP team. I started as a sub, and had some pretty rough trials regaining confidence in front of the mic, but now I'm pleased as pie to be spinning licorice discs again. Music variety is what drives my weekly show -- new music assembled by the crack CHIRP Music Department, mixed with a deep CHIRP Library, and my own vast-and-growing collection of music-infused artifacts -- and please pardon the delivery vehicle (my brain and vocal chords).

Like all our dedicated, knowledgable CHIRP DJs, the daily soundtracks we broadcast to the universe are highly individual. We pull from our interests and preferences, experiences and diversities, and mix a range of musical styles and genres. It's always different and always fun to bring new music to your ears, and usually comes with personal stories, background info, local show dates, and passionate connections. We're not bots; we're not AI; we're not computer-generated algorithms of music. We're cacophony. We're radical. We're unique and essential. And we're glad you're out there, listening.

 

Listen to Drew's two most recent shows below.

Drew's Playlists

1/16 - 11pm hour
Cafe Racer - Words In Error album artwork 11:44pm Cafe Racer Local The Wall Words In Error (self-released)
Buy Cafe Racer Words In Error at Reckless Records Buy Cafe Racer at iTunes Buy Cafe Racer Words In Error at eMusic Add to Collection
Folly Group - Down There! album artwork 11:41pm Folly Group Big Ground Down There! (Communion)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Folly Group Down There! at Reckless Records Buy Folly Group at iTunes Buy Folly Group Down There! at eMusic Add to Collection
Danny Brown - Quaranta album artwork 11:34pm Danny Brown Shakedown Quaranta (Warp)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Danny Brown Quaranta at Reckless Records Buy Danny Brown at iTunes Buy Danny Brown Quaranta at eMusic Add to Collection
Jill Scott - The Real Thing Words and Sounds Vol. 3 album artwork 11:27pm Jill Scott How It Make You Feel The Real Thing Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (Hidden Beach)
Track Notes: 2007 / 4:32 Buy Jill Scott The Real Thing Words and Sounds Vol. 3 at Reckless Records Buy Jill Scott at iTunes Buy Jill Scott The Real Thing Words and Sounds Vol. 3 at eMusic Add to Collection
Tiga & Hudson Mohawke - L 11:24pm Tiga & Hudson Mohawke Exit Warehouse at Dawn L'Ecstasy (Love Minus Communications)
Track Notes: 2024 / 3:24 Buy Tiga & Hudson Mohawke L'Ecstasy at Reckless Records Buy Tiga & Hudson Mohawke at iTunes Buy Tiga & Hudson Mohawke L'Ecstasy at eMusic Add to Collection
11:20pm Impulsive Hearts Local Telephone Girl Cry All the Time (Midwest Action)
Track Notes: 2020 / 2:21 Buy Impulsive Hearts Cry All the Time at Reckless Records Buy Impulsive Hearts at iTunes Buy Impulsive Hearts Cry All the Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Bruce Cockburn - Life Short Call Now album artwork 11:11pm Bruce Cockburn Life Short Call Now Life Short Call Now (True North)
Track Notes: 2006 / 5:32 Buy Bruce Cockburn Life Short Call Now at Reckless Records Buy Bruce Cockburn at iTunes Buy Bruce Cockburn Life Short Call Now at eMusic Add to Collection
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time - Tone Dialing album artwork 11:09pm Ornette Coleman & Prime Time Tone Dialing Tone Dialing (Verve)
Track Notes: 1995 / 1:45 Buy Ornette Coleman & Prime Time Tone Dialing at Reckless Records Buy Ornette Coleman & Prime Time at iTunes Buy Ornette Coleman & Prime Time Tone Dialing at eMusic Add to Collection
Jay Bennett - The Magnificent Defeat album artwork 11:07pm Jay Bennett Local Phone Book The Magnificent Defeat (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: 2006 / 2:58 Buy Jay Bennett The Magnificent Defeat at Reckless Records Buy Jay Bennett at iTunes Buy Jay Bennett The Magnificent Defeat at eMusic Add to Collection
11:03pm The Partridge Family Echo Valley 2-6809 Greatest Hits (Arista)
Track Notes: 1989 (1974) / 3:00 Buy The Partridge Family Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy The Partridge Family at iTunes Buy The Partridge Family Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
Lily Tomlin - This Is A Recording album artwork 11:02pm Lily Tomlin Mr. Veedle This Is A Recording (Polydor)
Track Notes: 1971 / 4:12 Buy Lily Tomlin This Is A Recording at Reckless Records Buy Lily Tomlin at iTunes Buy Lily Tomlin This Is A Recording at eMusic Add to Collection
1/16 - 10pm hour
10:58pm Lucho Azcarraga and his Conjunto Cumbia Carnavalezca Golden Anniversary -1914-1964- A Musical Tribute to thePanama Canal (ART Records)
Track Notes: 1964 / 3:00 // 110 YEARS of The Panama Canal, from a celebration at the 50 Years anniversary Buy Lucho Azcarraga and his Conjunto Golden Anniversary -1914-1964- A Musical Tribute to thePanama Canal at Reckless Records Buy Lucho Azcarraga and his Conjunto at iTunes Buy Lucho Azcarraga and his Conjunto Golden Anniversary -1914-1964- A Musical Tribute to thePanama Canal at eMusic Add to Collection
10:52pm Paulinho Da Viola Perdoa Nada de novo (Odeon)
Track Notes: 1978 / 2:58 Buy Paulinho Da Viola Nada de novo at Reckless Records Buy Paulinho Da Viola at iTunes Buy Paulinho Da Viola Nada de novo at eMusic Add to Collection
10:48pm The Courts Local Seagull Is A Place (Maladaptive)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy The Courts Is A Place at Reckless Records Buy The Courts at iTunes Buy The Courts Is A Place at eMusic Add to Collection
Peter Case - Six-Pack of Love album artwork 10:43pm Peter Case Vanishing Act Six-Pack of Love (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1992 / 3:33 Buy Peter Case Six-Pack of Love at Reckless Records Buy Peter Case at iTunes Buy Peter Case Six-Pack of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
Video Age - Away from the Castle album artwork 10:40pm Video Age Golden Sun Away from the Castle (Winspear)
Buy Video Age Away from the Castle at Reckless Records Buy Video Age at iTunes Buy Video Age Away from the Castle at eMusic Add to Collection
Michael Penn - MARCH album artwork 10:37pm Michael Penn Brave New World MARCH (BMG)
Track Notes: 1989 / 4:32 Buy Michael Penn MARCH at Reckless Records Buy Michael Penn at iTunes Buy Michael Penn MARCH at eMusic Add to Collection
Eddie Harris - Silver Cycles album artwork 10:31pm Eddie Harris Free At Last Silver Cycles (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1969 / 3:15 Buy Eddie Harris Silver Cycles at Reckless Records Buy Eddie Harris at iTunes Buy Eddie Harris Silver Cycles at eMusic Add to Collection
H31R - HeadSpace album artwork 10:26pm H31R Static HeadSpace (Big Dada)
Track Notes: 2023 / 2:43 Buy H31R HeadSpace at Reckless Records Buy H31R at iTunes Buy H31R HeadSpace at eMusic Add to Collection
The War on Drugs - Future Weather EP album artwork 10:24pm The War on Drugs Missiles Reprise Future Weather EP (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: 2010 / 2:19 Buy The War on Drugs Future Weather EP at Reckless Records Buy The War on Drugs at iTunes Buy The War on Drugs Future Weather EP at eMusic Add to Collection
The War on Drugs - Future Weather EP album artwork 10:24pm The War on Drugs Missiles Reprise Future Weather EP (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: 2010 / 2:19 Buy The War on Drugs Future Weather EP at Reckless Records Buy The War on Drugs at iTunes Buy The War on Drugs Future Weather EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Nailah Hunter - Lovegaze album artwork 10:21pm Nailah Hunter Cloudbreath Lovegaze (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: 2024 / 3:07 Buy Nailah Hunter Lovegaze at Reckless Records Buy Nailah Hunter at iTunes Buy Nailah Hunter Lovegaze at eMusic Add to Collection
The Airport 77s - We Realize You Have A Choice album artwork 10:15pm The Airport 77s Birthday Girl We Realize You Have A Choice (JEM Records)
Track Notes: 2022 / 4:19 Buy The Airport 77s We Realize You Have A Choice at Reckless Records Buy The Airport 77s at iTunes Buy The Airport 77s We Realize You Have A Choice at eMusic Add to Collection
Patrick Cosmos - Gold Sound album artwork 10:11pm Patrick Cosmos Local The Beach Gold Sound (self-released)
Track Notes: 2024 / 5:22 Buy Patrick Cosmos Gold Sound at Reckless Records Buy Patrick Cosmos at iTunes Buy Patrick Cosmos Gold Sound at eMusic Add to Collection
Robert Palmer - Pride album artwork 10:07pm Robert Palmer Say You Will Pride (Island Records)
Track Notes: 1986 / 3:46 Buy Robert Palmer Pride at Reckless Records Buy Robert Palmer at iTunes Buy Robert Palmer Pride at eMusic Add to Collection
10:02pm Jazz Butcher Caroline Wheelers Birthday Present Bloody Nonsense (Big Time Records)
Track Notes: 1986 / 4:20 Buy Jazz Butcher Bloody Nonsense at Reckless Records Buy Jazz Butcher at iTunes Buy Jazz Butcher Bloody Nonsense at eMusic Add to Collection
1/10 - 1am hour
1:26am Kawaguchi Masami Sunday Afternoon New Rock Syndicate (C/Site Recordings)
Track Notes: 2020 / 11:56 Buy Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate at Reckless Records Buy Kawaguchi Masami at iTunes Buy Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate at eMusic Add to Collection
1:19am Luna Car Wash Hair (Mercury Rev) A Sentimental Education (Deluxe) (Double Feature)
Track Notes: 2017 / 6:14 Buy Luna A Sentimental Education (Deluxe) at Reckless Records Buy Luna at iTunes Buy Luna A Sentimental Education (Deluxe) at eMusic Add to Collection
Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time album artwork 1:13am Candy Claws Mystic Thing Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time (Twosyllable Records)
Track Notes: 2023 (2013) / 5:04 Buy Candy Claws Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time at Reckless Records Buy Candy Claws at iTunes Buy Candy Claws Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time at eMusic Add to Collection
1:06am Watererer Brutes Country Ghost Flax-flow'r Hue Quaked and Chiseled Stone Polywater Thermal Vision Adaman Run (Ongoing Box)
Track Notes: 2023 / 5:46 Buy Watererer Flax-flow'r Hue Quaked and Chiseled Stone Polywater Thermal Vision Adaman Run at Reckless Records Buy Watererer at iTunes Buy Watererer Flax-flow'r Hue Quaked and Chiseled Stone Polywater Thermal Vision Adaman Run at eMusic Add to Collection
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