Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If I had a radio station

So I was flipping through an independent newspaper today called "The Oregon Commentator" (website here Anyway, inside the paper there was a faux application for the local campus radio station. One of the questions on the application was "What 100 artists would you play if you were in charge of the radio station?". It got me thinking...what would my ideal radio station would be? I've put together a list of artists I would play if I was a DJ (my mom always said I'd make a good DJ). I've searched my iTunes and I'm aiming for 100, but we'll see how I do. I don't think I have what the radio station would be looking for but, hey, it's my radio station, so they can suck it.

  • Aimee Mann, Al Greene, Alison Krause
  • The Allman Brothers, Ani Defranco, Anthony Hamilton
  • The Arcade Fire, Arlo Guthrie, The Avett Brothers
  • The Beatles, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Beth Orton
  • The Black Heart Procession, The Black Keys
  • The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bob Dylan
  • Bob Marley, Bon Iver
  • Buddy Holly, Bunny Wailer, Cat Stevens
  • CCR, Cheap Trick, Citizen Cope
  • The Clash, Coldplay, The Counting Crows
  • CSNY, Damien Rice, DMB
  • David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, Derek Trucks Band
  • Disco Biscuits, The Doors, Dropkick Murphy's
  • Elvis Costello, The Evens, Explosions in the Sky
  • Fiona Apple, Flogging Molly, The Fugees
  • G Love George Clinton, Gogol Bordello
  • The Grateful Dead, The Hackensaw Boys, Hot Hot Heat
  • Imogen Heap, Incubus, Iron and Wine
  • James Brown, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley
  • Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, John Prine
  • Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Jose Gonzales
  • Kings of Leon, Led Zeppelin, Lucero
  • Martin Sexton, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis
  • My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, OCMS
  • Otis Redding Ozzy Osbourne Paul Simon
  • Ray Charles, Ray LaMontagne, Remy Zero
  • Rilo Kiley, The Rolling Stones, The Roots
  • Ryan Adams, Rusted Root, Sigur Ros
  • Sufjan Stevens, Umphrey's McGee, Van Morrison
  • Water Tower, Stringband, The White Stripes

I think I'm in the 80's. Not bad, not bad, so let's add these for fun. I'm determined to hit 100!

Elton John, Jenny Lewis, She and Him, M Ward, Santana, Neil Young

The Band, ELO, Wu Tang Clan, Widespread Panic, Ulrich Schnauss

Soundgarden, Rufus Wainwright, Radiohead, Rat Dog, moe.