Tuesday, August 28

STRANGELOVE

From the Spin.com article, Strange Love:  Rock's Unlikeliest Couples:

"Of all the weird things Billy Corgan has ever done — the wrestling reality show, the hiring of an underage drummer to replace Jimmy Chamberlin, Zwan — nothing will ever top the moment we saw the Smashing Pumpkins singer and the MySpace-centric video vixen (Tila Tequila) walk the red carpet together at Bravo's A-List Awards in 2009."


See more at http://www.spin.com/#gallery/strange-love-rocks-unlikeliest-couples?image=0.
Coincidentally, you will find the answer to the KJRW Top Ten Trivia Question there.

Saturday, August 25

KJRW TOP TEN

The number one song of 2011 makes its way back up to number two in this week's top ten on KJRW, after disappearing for awhile.  There are a pair of "Lips" at the bottom.  Here is the list:
  1. B Is for Brutus - Hives
  2. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  3. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  4. Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
  5. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  6. Shout - Tears for Fears
  7. Destination Unknown - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  8. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
  9. Our Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's
  10. Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
Trivia Question:  What is cool about Bikini Kill and the Beastie Boys being next to each other on the list?

New Green Day soon on KJRW...

Tuesday, August 21

BANNED IN THE U.S.A.

A featured article at Billboard.com lists 21 Censored Artists.  KJRW favorite Elvis Costello made the list:
"In 1977, Elvis Costello and the Attractions got a 'Saturday Night Live' gig filling in for the Sex Pistols, who were denied U.S. work visas. Costello wanted to play his hit song "Radio Radio," but 'SNL' creator Lorne Michaels refused, saying that the song presented anti-media feelings. The band started to play their track "Less Than Zero" instead, but defiantly switched to "Radio" eight seconds into the song. Costello would not step foot on the 'SNL' set for 12 years later. In 1999, he "crashed" the show's 25th anniversary party to join the Beastie Boys for a winking rendition of the song."
Read more at http://www.billboard.com/features/banned-music-21-artists-censors-tried-to-1004097713.story#Qz5S7mhpvBicWhwd.99

Saturday, August 18

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

How do songs make it into the Top Ten on KJRW?  Listeners click the "thumbs up" icon while the songs are playing.  The songs are then rated on a scale of 1 to 10.  The tracks closest to a perfect 10 make it to the top.  Here is the list for mid-August:
  1. B Is for Brutus - Hives
  2. Can't Stand Losing You - Police
  3. Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
  4. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  5. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
  6. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  7. Fascination Street - Cure
  8. Infected - Bad Religion
  9. Talking In Your Sleep - Romantics
  10. Never Say Never - Romeo Void
Songs just added to the mix from Blondie, Devo, Joy Division and more!  Check here next week to see if they make it into the Top Ten.

Wednesday, August 15

CATCH THE WAVE

There are just a few weeks left of New Wave Summer on KJRW.  Show that you have been there, listened and got the T-shirt.
Pick one up at the KJRW Corner Store
http://www.cafepress.com/kjrwwestseattle.676446879
 before they wave goodbye.

Saturday, August 11

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

The cops are still the tops.  Here are the top ten songs on KJRW this week:
  1. Can't Stand Losing You - Police
  2. Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
  3. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  4. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
  5. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
  6. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  7. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  8. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  9. Destination Unknown - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  10. Sugar Kane - Sonic Youth
New Wave Summer songs by New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Missing Persons and more just added!

Friday, August 3

KJRW TOP TEN LIST

It's the first top ten list of August!  Recently added New Wave songs sneak into the bottom.  Here are the tracks getting the "thumbs up" on KJRW this week:
  1. Can't Stand Losing You - Police
  2. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
  3. Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
  4. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
  5. New Radio - Bikini Kill
  6. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
  7. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
  8. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  9. How Soon Is Now - Smiths
  10. It's My Life - Talk Talk
More New Wave Summer songs coming soon...

Wednesday, August 1

JULY - NO, I'M TELLING THE TRUTH

Since that celebration of nationalism, the Olmpics is going on, let's start with a list of countries that listened the most to KJRW in July:
  1. U.S.A.
  2. Italy
  3. Philippines
  4. Germany
  5. Canada
  6. Mexico
  7. Japan
  8. Australia
  9. U.K.
  10. Sweden
The top ten cities in the U.S.A. that listened to KJRW in July:
  1. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  2. Manchester, NH
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Eugene, OR
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Cleveland, OH
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. Nashville, TN
  9. Montgomery, AL
  10. Denver, CO
KJRW set some records in July.  On the 24th, we achieved the highest rank yet among the hundreds of rock stations on Live365.  We reached the highest rank ever in all the thousands of stations on Live 365 on the 14th.  The average time people spend listening to KJRW was also the most it has ever been during July.

Let's keep this momentum going.  Listen now:  http://www.live365.com/stations/member_10222739915?play=1