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PO Box 90689
Durham, NC 27708
Nurse that New Year's Day hangover with WXDU as we countdown our annual Top 100 Albums of 2012, all day Sunday! Starting at 12PM, WXDU DJ's will be playing songs from our 100 most played albums of the year & chatting about the results. This year's list is a healthy mix of local music, indie rock, CBGF (Country-Bluegrass-Folk), R&B/Soul, Electronic & World music that'll be sure to give you an idea of what 2012 sounded like to us. Also be sure to check out our Top 25 Comps, Collections & Reissues Show in the evening (8-10pm) before we countdown the final Top 20 from 10pm-midnight.
12pm-2pm: #100 - #81
2pm-4pm: #80 - #61
4pm-6pm: #60 - #41
6pm-8pm: #40 - #21
8pm-10pm: Top 25 Comps, Collections & Reissues
10pm-12am: #20 - #01
Join DJs Alison and Xiane for 120 minutes of utterly bizarre, witty, unfaithful, and truly random cover songs from loads and loads of bands and other music people... too much tune for just one spoon!!.... 6-8 pm, Sunday December 30th.
We're doing some work on the streaming server, so the streams may come and go today (Friday 12/14). Bear with us!
WXDU is presenting an awesome show at the Duke Coffeehouse. Nathan Bowles, Wood Ear, and Wooden Wand alltogether, and of course it's free with your Duke ID, and $5 for anyone without an ID. Things get going at 9.
I've been thinking about it for a while and tomorrow I'm really going to do it. My shift is 1 hour and the song is 62 minutes long. I'm going to play it. The track is called Heaven Sent and it's the title track from their 1997 album. If you don't know about Half Japanese, you can learn some more here: www.jadfair.org and here: en.wikipedia/wiki/Half-Japanese. Half Japanese was formed by David and Jad Fair in 1974. Over the years they've released tons of albums and collaborated with some pretty great bands/artists, including Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, and Daniel Johnston. Jad's distinctively awful/great singing and guitar playing contribute to some really great pop songs. I haven't played Heaven Sent on the radio since around the time it came out, so I'm pretty excited about it and I thought I'd just let you know.
Tune in at 4pm Sunday November 11 to hear MC Taylor aka Hiss Golden Messenger performing live. HGM will release their new/old LP, "Lord I Love the Rain," which collects earlier semi/unreleased works, on Friday the 16th at the Pinhook.