Pictured: DJ Charkira during her prime.
Described as “A pop show specializing in diehard bubblegum pop from the late 90’s- current times. Esoteric, poorly produced and highly addictive tunes,” DJ Charkira gives listeners the motivation to get an early start, and reminds us just how close we are to the weekend (TGIFM, Am I right?).
So with our inaugural “Show Of the Week” feature, we’ve decided to salute DJ Char and “Da Pap”. Here’s a Q+A with ms. pants:
1. How would you describe yourself? Teenybopper grown past their golden years.
2. How would you describe the show? If Miley Cyrus’s little sister (Noah Cyrus) and Taylor Swift’s future child came together to record an album produced by Dreamstreet (Jesse McCartney’s first project before he went solo), you would have It’s Da Pap.
3. What inspires you to do your show? I am inspired by look on the face of the librarians at the oberlin public library when I take out every Vanessa Hudgens album ever made.
4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW? The new Lady Gaga jam, “Bad Romance”.
5. What is your favorite show on WOBC? Chow Down with Meredith Simon Pearson and Cubby Dimling (Thursday @ 5PM).
6. Favorite food? Chocolate and no nuts.
7. Favorite holiday? T Gives.
8. Final thoughts? SO honored!
Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made in the comments section to this post.
(some of) The British are coming! (to the Sco!)
Next Wednesday, Nov. 11th, indie favs Art Brut bring their wry brand of punkish, angular (British) rock to the ‘Sco. Associated (by Press powers that be) with Franz F. and Bloc Party in the early Oughts, Art Brut stood apart by virtue of their ironic “it’s not irony, it’s rock’n’roll” attitude. They’re touring behind their third album “Art Brut Vs. Satan” which is pretty sweet and has songs about comic books and Paul Westerberg being pretty much old.
The line between the charmingly self-aware/depreciating and the woefully obnoxious draws mighty thin. Art Brut, though, manages to stay on the sunny side, getting away with lines like: “I can’t stand the sound of the Velvet Underground…the second time around” and “we’re gonna be the band that writes the song that makes Israel and Palestine get along” because we feel like we’re in on the joke. (They’re talking to us, right? We understand irony and rock and roll! And having crushes on people too!)
Plus, they’re probably the kind of sarcastic British people we like, so come out to the ‘Sco as an act of reconciliation and good will. We’ll forget about that whole Revolutionary War thing, they can thank us for the Ramones and we’ll all just get on with it.
It’s fun, it’s (usually) smart and it’s only $7 with yr OC ID ($12 without).
Art Brut-Emily Kane
Produced by Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Connections hosts interviews (live and recorded) with individuals and groups in Oberlin, Lorain County and Northern Ohio who are involved in arts and culture, and social betterment and justice.
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