Friday, April 27

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

A double shot of the Pretenders in the middle of the list this week.  Here are the songs that got the 'thumbs up' on KJRW:
  1. Keep Me - Black Keys
  2. Too Bad About Your Girl - Donnas
  3. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  4. Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
  5. Kid - Pretenders
  6. Mic Check - More of Anything
  7. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
  8. I Will Follow - U2
  9. The Hardest Button To Button - White Stripes
  10. Someday - Strokes
Songs from the Kills, Foo Fighters, Black Flag and more will be added on More Music Monday!

Monday, April 23

SOMETHING TO DU

Do something different this weekend!  Attend the Bemis Art Show.  You may have heard the ad on KJRW.  There will be over 30 art exhibits of photography, paintings, sculptures and more.  The artists that live and work at Seattle's Bemis Building are opening their doors to the public from Noon to 8 p.m. on the 28th and 29th.  Music and Dance on Saturday night. Admission is free.

Friday, April 20

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

It's Bring Out the Thrash Week on KJRW, but none of the thrash songs made it into the top ten.  Here's what did:
  1. Keep Me - Black Keys
  2. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  3. Where the River Flows - Collective Soul
  4. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
  5. Trust - Generationals
  6. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
  7. Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
  8. Kundalini Express - Love and Rockets
  9. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
  10. Bodies - Sex Pistols
More Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and other songs added this weekend!

Saturday, April 14

BRING OUT THE THRASH

I recently watched several episodes of Metal Evolution, a documentary series by Sam Dunn.  I recommend it if you like hard rock.  It explores the branches of the Heavy Metal family tree. 

Prior to entering college, I mostly listened to Glam like Motley Crue and Whitesnake.  This was because that seemed to be the only alternative to dance music on mainstream radio at the time.  My freshman year of college, I shared a dorm with 13 other girls (with only 2 1/4 bathrooms!).  One of them joined the college radio station with me because she wanted to host a metal show.  She introduced me to Thrash bands Metallica, Anthrax and Method of Destruction.  (Happy Birthday, Amy!)

This Speed Metal appealed to me probably because of its Punk influences.  It was not about theatrics like the Shock Rock of KISS.  It did not feature the screeching vocals of Power Metal like Judas Priest.  It was stripped down and dirty rock.

KJRW presents Bring Out the Thrash Week, featuring songs from Suicidal Tendencies, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Cro-Mags and more!

Friday, April 13

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Oooh, it's a spooky Friday the 13th list.  Okay, not really.  It's mostly the same songs as last week in a different order.  Here are the songs that got the thumbs up on KJRW this week:
  1. Friction - Television
  2. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
  3. Where the River Flows - Collective Soul
  4. State of Love and Trust - Pearl Jam
  5. Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
  6. Mic Check - More of Anything
  7. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  8. Trust - Generationals
  9. Too Bad About Your Girl - Donnas
  10. London Calling - Clash
A slew of songs are being added for Bring Out the Thrash Week.   More about that soon...

Tuesday, April 10

BABY BLUE

Wondering what to get your favorite DJ for her birthday?  Baby needs a new microphone.
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Friday, April 6

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

Here are the songs that got the thumbs up on KJRW the first week of April:
  1. Friction - Television
  2. Mic Check - More of Anything
  3. Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
  4. Where the River Flows - Collective Soul
  5. Kiss Them for Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees
  6. Trust - Generationals
  7. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
  8. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
  9. Love Buzz - Nirvana
  10. Drinking Song - Gits
So there were a few changes from last week, but since the Classic Rock was only on one day, it didn't take over the list.  In case you are wondering, the favorite song on April Fool's Day was Fleetwood Mac's You Make Loving Fun.  The least liked was Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.

Tunes from NOFX, Agent Orange, Beastie Boys and more to be added tomorrow...

Wednesday, April 4

MARCH OF THE PIGS

I don't think March was a lion nor a lamb.  So let's go with Trent Reznor and call it a pig.  I don't know why.  Anyway...  The KJRW-West Seattle Facebook Page saw a 10% increase in "likes" due to the March Madness Facebook Page Challenge.  Send us a message with your total number of friends who like the page.  You may already be a winner!  http://www.facebook.com/KJRW.WestSeattle

There were a record number of visits to the station page on Live365.com in March - over twelve hundred!  Here is where people were listening:
  1. U.S.A.
  2. Italy
  3. Canada
  4. Sweden
  5. France
  6. Brazil
  7. Malaysia
  8. Slovak Republic
  9. Netherlands
  10. Republic of Korea
The places in the U.S. listening the most were:
  1. California
  2. Washington
  3. Ohio
  4. Texas
  5. Nevada
  6. Colorado
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Illinois
  9. New Jersey
  10. Oregon

Monday, April 2

NOBODY'S FOOL

Okay, so the Classic Rock was for April Fool's Day.  Those Classic Rock songs are good.  That's why they are classic.  But, you can turn on any number of stations to hear those songs.  The aim of KJRW is to play tunes you don't hear every day everywhere else.  It would be easier to play those songs that are just sitting there on the Live365 web site.  And it would be easier to do what I find many other Live365 stations doing - loading a bunch of songs and setting them on shuffle.  But I cannot.  I constantly add songs and handcraft lists so that they play in a particular order.  You won't hear the same artist after only hearing one or two songs from a different artist on KJRW.  I also announce which artists are coming up, so you will know what to listen for.  And I try to provide a little comic relief in between the songs.  I hope you like it and listen often.  We now return you to regular programming...

Sunday, April 1

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME

We here at KJRW have been thinking, and after much contemplation, we have decided on a format change.  Sure, it is great to play songs you don't hear anywhere else, but it's a lot of work.  We're always searching for great new songs and old gems that need some dusting off.  Every day, we're adding songs we think you might like.  And now we're thinking that it would just be a whole lot easier to play Classic Rock.  These songs have been around for decades.  Some would even say they have "stood the test of time".  They are just sitting there on the Live365 web site.  No need for uploading any music.  Sure, you could turn on a radio station in any city and hear this stuff, but now you can hear it here, too.