WOBC OUTREACH IS STARTING UP A BUDDY PROGRAM WITH OBERLIN HIGH-SCHOOLERS ! !
Local teens will be paired with WOBC DJs in the genre of their choice and will have the opportunity to experience the *chills* and *thrills* of having a radio show. Buddies will be taught how to use station equipment, learn each ! and every ! aspect that factors into a weekly radio show, be encouraged to explore deep into the WOBC vaults, and will interact with real LIVE station members, getting the chance to encounter new music and share their own gems.
INTERESTED??? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to be a host DJ or buddy
The Indiana Jones movie with Sean Connery in it because it’s also about looking for treasure that you’ll only find if you have a pure heart. Also sometimes I feel like a kooky old knight.
Here’s some of the best stuff so far:
Electric Cars-The Heurs
All Confused-Cult Babies
I Keep My Wallet in My Back Left Pocket-Andrew Jefferies
Shop Drop-King Champion Sounds
Don’t Hold My Hand-Back Pages
Superstardome-The Artificial Flower Company
Cassie (Come Home) The Royal Wees
Constantly In Love-Younghusband
Pin Me Up-Mavis Gary
Sad Songs-Girl Brains
Green Fire-King Virus and the Bubbling Foggy Eye
Robinhood Loves Shooting Arrows for Nothing-Bison
The Joneses-Zapoppin’(w/ Julian Gaskell and Dave Hart)
Police Academy VII-Ermine Coats
your favorite WOBC show (when and which dj)
Truly a hard question because we’re shreddin’ this semester. Earwax is always excellent (DJ MJ, Tuesdays 4-5 pm). Junky Bea’s got great taste and is super fun ‘cause you never know when she’s gonna be popping in for a set. 12-Inch Single (Steve Friday’s 6-8) is the perfect soundtrack to get you jazzed for the weekend. But I’m honestly most excited about Live From Studio B because it’s as good as anything any “professional media outlet” puts out and also I love Oberlin bands and TV.
favorite band right now
Probably Game Theory. They’re not new or anything but they’ve got a big catalog of weirdo pop songs, kind of a midway point between 80s pop and the work of the late Lou Reed. Recommended for weirdos.
who in the world do you wish would listen to your show (dead or alive)?
Somebody that can pay me to do this. Ryan Schreiber? Carles? The eBay dude?
Here are some c o o l new albums and EPs that have found a home on our new POP! shelf recently. Our workgroup meets every Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm EST. We usually have a lot of fun. We always share secrets
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
do we really have to embed yet another arcade fire video on this page?
Looking for a Winter Term project? We urge you to apply for the Winter Term Station Manager or Winter Term Engineer positions at WOBC. You will be responsible for programming and operation of the radio station. It is a great opportunity to get more involved with the station, and you will earn a Winter Term Credit.
Please send to me a short statement of interest that includes your previous experience with the station and a few words about why we should choose you.
WOBC was very lucky to give away two pairs of tickets to the show. DJs that gave away the tickets wrote a lil somethin’ bout their favorite Os Mutantes song to get ready for the show:
“Deculpe, babe” … a song I first heard the summer after 10th grade. I was very sad that summer, listening almost exclusively to the Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo. Walking by the train tracks at dusk, trying to teach myself to whistle and be “ok on my own”. It was relatively fruitless, but that’s hard to tell when you’re ****** all the time. Then I found this song. A friend showed it to me. I lay down with my hands behind my head and closed me eyes. It was late at night. The words were sweet and sonorous, but the energy was sweeter. Have you ever watched that movie Enter the Void? When I listened to this song, the vinyl crackling hypnotically behind the rhythms, the guitar line drifting fluidly through my brain, I felt like what happens in that movie. Except it wasn’t fucked up or tragic or depressing or scary. It was peaceful, sublime, transcendent. It was a release, a solace, a sensual bliss that seemed to dissipate my sorrows from right before my eyes, like when you wake up startled and confused and wipe the crusty film that formed while you slept from your eyes. My depression was the film; “Desculpe, babe” was the hand smearing the film away. – Plett
My favorite Os Mutantes song is “Que Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor”, from their 1970 album “A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado.” It’s a perfect mix of Os Mutantes’ psychedelic rock sound and a more pop-rock, Beach Boys-influenced sound, in terms of its usage of various sound effects (a la “You Still Believe in Me” and many of the other tracks on “Pet Sounds”) and the California-esque accent that Rita Lee takes on at various points throughout the track. – Melissa
The burst of manic laughter that begins A Minha Menina is the perfect way to start a song that sounds sort the Black Lips if they had been playing in the 60’s… and were Brazilian. So maybe not that much like the Black Lips after all. But that same sense of a wild good time is there. A Minha Menina (My Girl) is a song for those days when nothing gets done, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.-Alex
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