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WOBC- Live From Studio B 004- Cereal Banter

Live From Studio B 1

WOBC is proud to present the fourth episode in the Live From Studio B series- Cereal Banter!

Download this set and more on the Live From Studio B mediafire page Here.

https://vimeo.com/77187180

https://vimeo.com/77188239

https://vimeo.com/77187180

 

Tune in next week on Sunday at 1PM!

On Air With: Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being.

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Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Hieroglyphic Being on WOBC. For those of you that don’t know Jamal is one of Chicago’s most respected DJs. Jamal is also the owner of the record label Mathematics. Mathematics is one of the most interesting labels in the game they continuously put out fantastic records, such as Kuba Sojka’s Mysterious Intrigue. Jamal does an incredible job picking up artists from out of the blue. The records he puts out always have unique styles that draw heavily from the mega-centers of Techno and House such as Detroit, Berlin and of course Chicago. I always find it surprising when I find out that the artist is actually from somewhere I have never heard of. We spoke for about 45 minutes and discussed a variety of topics ranging from his beginnings as a musician, to starting a label; of course we also listened to some unreleased Mathematics tracks.

 

Jamal Moss Interview

Show of the Week: Metallophonie

This semester we’re doing it. Bringing it back, I suppose. No matter, here we go:

For the first of this semester’s Show of the Week, Program Director Arielle Edelman selected Jamie Yelland’s great gamelan show, Metallophonie (Tuesdays @ noon).

Here’s what Jamie had to say:

1. How would you describe yourself? That’s a hard question. In a few words? How about, “multifaceted”, or “overcaffeinated”. I hate describing myself; I prefer to slowly divulge secrets and let people form their own opinions…

2. How would you describe the show? 
Metallophonie showcases gong music from around the world. In reality it’s mostly classical gamelan from Java and Bali, or contemporary American pieces that incorporate gamelan, because those are what I know and like best. But sometimes I play gong music from Sumatra, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand. Lately I’ve been finding some cool minimalist music that borrows from gamelan sounds without using any of the instruments (e.g. Steve Reich).

People often seem surprised that there’s enough gong music in the world to play on a radio show, and that it’s often part of refined classical traditions. Metallophonie aims to bring some amazing, complex music from another part of the world into the Oberlin community. I always hope that what I’m playing is a pleasant surprise for listeners.

3. What inspires you to do your show?
I started getting really into gamelan when I took the Intro to Javanese Gamelan EXCO two years ago. Then I went to Java over winter term last year to study music intensively, thanks to a Shansi grant, and now I teach that same EXCO. I would say that I have a moderate obsession with Javanese gamelan music, and I have to share it with the community somehow. Some people at Oberlin know what gamelan is, but most don’t know that we have opportunities to hear and play gamelan at Oberlin. I try to announce that every once in a while on the radio, hoping that people will like the music enough to check it out in person.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Currently, I am listening to Ensemble Modern’s rendition of Frank Zappa’s “Night School”. If I had to pick an all-time favorite musical figure, Zappa would probably be the one.

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Mundo Mixto, which is on right before mine, is awesome. Caroline plays great music.

6. Favorite foods?
Undoubtedly the durian, which is a fruit from southeast Asia. It looks like a weapon of mass destruction, smells like “onion socks” according to one of my friends, and tastes like an incredible marriage of banana, almond, and caramelized onion. People either love it or hate it, but it’s the kind of thing you have to eat at least once just to say you’ve done it.

7. Favorite holidays?
Election Day, duh. When else do you feel so good about partying on Tuesday night?

8. Final thoughts?
Are you looking for something fun to do next semester? Take the Intro to Javanese Gamelan EXCO!!

Tuesday is College Radio Day

Tuesday, October 2nd is College Radio Day!

An international event, College Radio Day was started in 2010 by Rob Quicke of WPSC in New York as a way to “harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout the world and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio by uniting for this one day”. This is a great day to bring together all the rad college and high school radio stations there are out there.

Find out more at www.collegeradioday.com and be sure to tune in to WOBC, 91.5 FM all day to show your support of college radio.
And why not check out any of the other awesome stations participating in College Radio Day and spread the radio love!

Happy October, everybody!

Fall Programming is Up and Running!

Regular programming on WOBC for Fall 2012 has begun!

Tune in right here on wobc.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all things Oberlin College radio.
And be sure to check out the schedule for the full list of programs.

ALSO

This week, WOBC is curating two awesome house shows:

Wednesday, September 26: SUN ARAW @ 18.5 S. Main St. (Above Subway)
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/366941986715966/ <<<

Thursday, September 27: Cotton Museum//The Sediment Club//Tarpit//Crotch Rot @ 68 Elmwood
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/389422274462856/ <<<

AND

Saturday, September 29: LAUREL HALO//ITAL//MAGIC TOUCH//M. GEDDES GENGRAS @ The ‘Sco
>>> http://www.facebook.com/events/270787096373675/ <<<

Gonna be a great week. Come out and dance. Happy Fall.