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I grew up on the radio and devoured everything rock-and-pop I could get my hands on. Scraped together my allowance to buy my own first album - it was either Rush's Moving Pictures or Pat Benatar's Crimes of Passion (or, um, maybe the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper). Before that, I had to tape Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown off the Sunday radio and bribe my older sister to tape her Van Halen records for me. Fave genres are protopunk/garage, punk, post-punk, new wave, power pop, and I have a big soft spot for '70s AM cornball pop-rock. Once wrote a fan letter to DEVO, but my love was not reciprocated. At UNC-Chapel Hill, I interned for the now-defunct Moist/Baited Breath indie label, and wrote music reviews and conducted band interviews for The Daily Tar Heel.

K-Tel's Playlists

6/28 - 1pm hour
1:51pm Slint Good Morning Captain Spiderland (Touch and Go)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Slint Spiderland at Reckless Records Buy Slint at iTunes Buy Slint Spiderland at eMusic Add to Collection
1:46pm The Ponys Local Let's Kill Ourselves Laced With Romance (In the Red)
Buy The Ponys Laced With Romance at Reckless Records Buy The Ponys at iTunes Buy The Ponys Laced With Romance at eMusic Add to Collection
1:44pm The Cool Greenhouse Prospects The Cool Greenhouse (Melodic)
Buy The Cool Greenhouse The Cool Greenhouse at Reckless Records Buy The Cool Greenhouse at iTunes Buy The Cool Greenhouse The Cool Greenhouse at eMusic Add to Collection
1:39pm James Brown Stone To The Bone Star Time (Polydor)
Buy James Brown Star Time at Reckless Records Buy James Brown at iTunes Buy James Brown Star Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher album artwork 1:36pm Phoebe Bridgers Kyoto Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Buy Phoebe Bridgers Punisher at Reckless Records Buy Phoebe Bridgers at iTunes Buy Phoebe Bridgers Punisher at eMusic Add to Collection
1:32pm Superchunk Water Wings Foolish (Merge)
Track Notes: 1993. Request from John. Buy Superchunk Foolish at Reckless Records Buy Superchunk at iTunes Buy Superchunk Foolish at eMusic Add to Collection
1:27pm Meat Puppets Up On The Sun Up On The Sun (SST)
Track Notes: 1985. Request from Lane. Buy Meat Puppets Up On The Sun at Reckless Records Buy Meat Puppets at iTunes Buy Meat Puppets Up On The Sun at eMusic Add to Collection
Primitive Teeth - Primitive Teeth album artwork 1:24pm Primitive Teeth Local Avoidance Primitive Teeth (Dirt Cult)
Buy Primitive Teeth Primitive Teeth at Reckless Records Buy Primitive Teeth at iTunes Buy Primitive Teeth Primitive Teeth at eMusic Add to Collection
1:20pm Howard Jones Life in One Day Dream into Action (WEA/Elektra)
Track Notes: 1985. Request from Amy. Buy Howard Jones Dream into Action at Reckless Records Buy Howard Jones at iTunes Buy Howard Jones Dream into Action at eMusic Add to Collection
1:17pm Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sunglasses at the Wedding Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop)
Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy at Reckless Records Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at iTunes Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to New Italy at eMusic Add to Collection
1:12pm Sunshine Boys Local I Was Already Gone Work and Love (Pravda)
Buy Sunshine Boys Work and Love at Reckless Records Buy Sunshine Boys at iTunes Buy Sunshine Boys Work and Love at eMusic Add to Collection
1:10pm Steely Dan Bad Sneakers Katy Lied (ABC)
Track Notes: 1975. Request from Mark. Buy Steely Dan Katy Lied at Reckless Records Buy Steely Dan at iTunes Buy Steely Dan Katy Lied at eMusic Add to Collection
1:06pm Coriky Hard to Explain Coriky (Dischord)
Buy Coriky Coriky at Reckless Records Buy Coriky at iTunes Buy Coriky Coriky at eMusic Add to Collection
1:02pm Dillon Fence For a While Best+ (MoRisen)
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6/28 - 12pm hour
12:59pm The Velvet Underground Who Loves The Sun Loaded (Atlantic)
Buy The Velvet Underground Loaded at Reckless Records Buy The Velvet Underground at iTunes Buy The Velvet Underground Loaded at eMusic Add to Collection
12:54pm STRFKR Deep Dream Future Past Life (Polyvinyl)
Buy STRFKR Future Past Life at Reckless Records Buy STRFKR at iTunes Buy STRFKR Future Past Life at eMusic Add to Collection
12:50pm Loverboy The Kid is Hot Tonight Loverboy (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1980. Request from Gus! Buy Loverboy Loverboy at Reckless Records Buy Loverboy at iTunes Buy Loverboy Loverboy at eMusic Add to Collection
12:47pm Ohmme Local Selling Candy Fantasize Your Ghost (Freakout)
Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at Reckless Records Buy Ohmme at iTunes Buy Ohmme Fantasize Your Ghost at eMusic Add to Collection
12:45pm The La's There She Goes The La's (Go! Discs)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy The La's The La's at Reckless Records Buy The La's at iTunes Buy The La's The La's at eMusic Add to Collection
12:43pm Uncle Tupelo True To Life Still Feel Gone (Rockville)
Track Notes: 1991. Request from Jeanine! Buy Uncle Tupelo Still Feel Gone at Reckless Records Buy Uncle Tupelo at iTunes Buy Uncle Tupelo Still Feel Gone at eMusic Add to Collection
12:37pm The Mekons Local The Inhuman EXQUISITE (Bloodshot)
Buy The Mekons EXQUISITE at Reckless Records Buy The Mekons at iTunes Buy The Mekons EXQUISITE at eMusic Add to Collection
12:33pm New Kids on the Block Step by Step Step by Step (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy New Kids on the Block Step by Step at Reckless Records Buy New Kids on the Block at iTunes Buy New Kids on the Block Step by Step at eMusic Add to Collection
12:30pm The Go-Go's Vacation Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's (IRS)
Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at Reckless Records Buy The Go-Go's at iTunes Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at eMusic Add to Collection
12:21pm Catherine Wheel Black Metallic Ferment (Fontana)
Track Notes: 1992. Request from Vell! Buy Catherine Wheel Ferment at Reckless Records Buy Catherine Wheel at iTunes Buy Catherine Wheel Ferment at eMusic Add to Collection
12:18pm Hinds Take Me Back The Prettiest Curse (Lucky Number)
Buy Hinds The Prettiest Curse at Reckless Records Buy Hinds at iTunes Buy Hinds The Prettiest Curse at eMusic Add to Collection
12:16pm Allah-Las Worship The Sun Worship The Sun (Innovative Leisure)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Allah-Las Worship The Sun at Reckless Records Buy Allah-Las at iTunes Buy Allah-Las Worship The Sun at eMusic Add to Collection
12:11pm Faron Young Hello Walls Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection (BMG)
Buy Faron Young Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection at Reckless Records Buy Faron Young at iTunes Buy Faron Young Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
12:09pm Inez and Charlie Foxx Mockingbird single (Symbol)
Track Notes: 1963 Buy Inez and Charlie Foxx single at Reckless Records Buy Inez and Charlie Foxx at iTunes Buy Inez and Charlie Foxx single at eMusic Add to Collection
12:05pm Protomartyr Tranquilizer Ultimate Success Today (Domino)
Buy Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today at Reckless Records Buy Protomartyr at iTunes Buy Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today at eMusic Add to Collection
12:00pm Sonic Youth Dirty Boots Goo (DGC)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy Sonic Youth Goo at Reckless Records Buy Sonic Youth at iTunes Buy Sonic Youth Goo at eMusic Add to Collection
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