Tuesday, August 28, 2012

THE END IS HEAR - Final KTUH Playlist Aug.28th, 2012

As I write, the time is now 1:40am, and I've just finalized my playlist for today's final installment of Timbre Tantrums on KTUH.

I tend to get excited before every show, as it takes me an average of nine hours to prepare each 3 hour episode. That includes three hours spent searching for new music (via blogs, artists/label sites, music services, etc.) then another six hours of sorting and selecting songs, new and old. Today is intensified by the feeling that it's a culmination of the excitement from the past three years.

All KTUH DJs prepare (or don't prepare) in their own way, but I've always felt that my meticulous attention to detail has set Timbre Tantrums apart from other radio programming.

From the start of this blog, I've had very specific goals:

1. Promote the bands/musicians whom I love.
2. Cover a variety of genres and obscure the boundaries that segregate their fans.
3. Provide an avenue for music fans to become open to something new.
4. Get a kitten.

Hence the name, "Timbre Tantrums." Returning to KTUH and getting a weekly show became a huge extension of those ideals. It allowed me to reach an audience through the songs themselves, rather than just words and photos. With that, I expanded my criteria to ensure that:

5. I featured songs from various parts of the world, sung in different languages.
6. Created a balanced mix of male/female artists, vocal/instrumental songs, and the new/not as new/old.

The whole process harked back to my yesteryears, when I used to make mixed tapes for myself and for friends. There's an art to choosing the right (not necessarily the best) songs, making them flow together, and having it all fit within the time limit of the cassette (3 hours in this scenario). There's a great book called Mix Tape, edited by Thurston Moore, which dives into "the art of cassette culture."

During my time at KTUH, I've received calls, emails, and had many positive interactions with listeners. I've made new friends with listeners, bands, and the KTUH family; all of whom have given me praise, constructive criticism, recommendations, and support; making my show all that it is today. For every good thing that Timbre Tantrums has become, it is in large part to these people, which in all likelihood includes you, reading this right now.

And so, I go into today's show with confidence and a feeling of accomplishment, albeit without a kitten.

I would like to take the time to give special thanks to the following people:

Brian Hogan
Eric P.
Michael Henning
Tony, Sandra and Chad
Bonnie, Chris, Christian and Ezra
the Uyeno-Pidot family
the Kinzel family
Justin, Farah, and Lux
Kelly, Sean, and Mystery
"North Shore calling..."
Maggie from Makiki
Lyle and Sam
the Piano-Pooley family
Sujay, Handan, and Trip
Chelsea, T-hawk, and Josh
Micah Turchet
Tara Priya
G. Liu Jr.
Spyn Reset
Sisely Treasure
Caroline Lufkin
Sinitus Tempo
Fine Times
Painted Highways
French Cassettes
Clones of the Queen/Welwing
the Skyflakes
Savoir Adore
Eddie Murphy's Law
Circuit Creature
Infrared Rabbit
Seven Pairs of Iron Shoes
Falcon Lord
The Johnnys
dj Mr. Nick, DJ Kno Kname
Mild Mannered DJ Brian, DJ Tanner, ADHDJ, Mish, DJ Crystal
Roki Sasaki, Timo, Christian, and Jenny
DJ Squid, DJ Dandy, DJ Sam, Sejika, G-Spot
MeloDJ, Kenghis Kahn, Professa, DJ Zilla, DJane
Kaz, the Owl, Native Girl, DJ Dlux, DJ Bone, Manny Dread, Davey Shindig, DJ Kyd, K.K. and the rest of the KTUH crew
Mercury Bar, NextDoor, thirtyninehotel, Papalux, BAMP Project, Jet Boy, Joe and Jetsetter Productions, Jason & Marina Miller, Anna Bananas, Contrast Magazine, Hyphen, Under The Radar, Ghostly International, Christmas Tree Park Records, and OOspot.

p.s. I'm having a going away party/show:
Thu. 8/30 Timbre Tantrums presents Kaleidoscope
feat: DJ Ryan & Ross Jackson
with live music by: Circuit Creature, Seven Pairs of Iron Shoes, and The Drowning Dreamers Band
@ thirtyninehotel, 39 Hotel st., Honolulu, HI
9pm-2am / $5 / 21+ welcome

Timbre Tantrums - Nov.24th, 2009 - Aug.28th, 2012, Tue., noon - 3pm on
KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Broadcast Come On Let's Go
Prefuse 73 Busy Signal [Make You Go Bombing mix]
Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy Between Friends
Nujabes Lady Brown
Alison Valentine Peanut Butter
Touch Sensitive Body Stop
Grouplove Love Will Save Your Soul
Copeland By My Side
Lightning Love Our Love Is All Gone
DJ Shadow feat. Little Dragon Scale It Back [Robotaki remix]
The Pepper Pots You Love Her
Astrud Gilberto Tristeza
Howard Roberts Manha De Carnaval
Connie Francis My Best Friend Barbara
France Gall Un Prince Charmant (Japonais)
Fran├žoise Hardy Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour
The Finches The Road
Sean Smith Birds
Rogue Valley Hummingbird
Two Door Cinema Club Come Back Home
Kent Revolt III
Funeral Party Just Because
Phantogram Futuristic Casket
This Time Next Year Spoontonic
Saves The Day Anywhere With You
Ruth Speechless Mess
Cosmonaut Grechko Singin' [Blue Satellite remix]
Via Audio Goldrush
Round Table feat. Nino In April
The Thrills Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?
Fitz and The Tantrums Pickin' Up The Pieces
Menahan Street Band Tired Of Fighting
Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed
Fonda Loving You Makes Me Sad
The Stone Roses Elephant Stone [Mint Royale remix]
Mnemonic Sounds The Past Is Pending
Punks Jump Up Mr. Overtime [Oliver remix]
Kimbra Cameo Lover
Blue Satellite SuperKAWAii
Avatars The Air
Opossom Getaway Tonight
Headlights Lions
The Cardigans Country Hell
Descendents Thank You
FIDLAR Wait For The Man
Lemuria Chautauqua County
The Botticellis Stay With My Brother
Twin Sister Lady Daydream
Savoir Adore Loveliest Creature
Uncle Skeleton Disquotek [Jensen Sportag Endless Reverb mix]
Andy Caldwell Invierno
Fair And Kind Last Song For Now

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