Monday, February 25

JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES

In honor of the Oscars (didn't they used to call it the Academy Awards?), Forbes recently made a list of Ten Great Movie Soundtracks:

  1. Judgment Night (full of strange collaborations like Helmet + House of Pain)
  2. Spawn (more strange collaborations)
  3. Singles (we love that Seattle sound)
  4. SLC Punk (sounds a lot like KJRW)
  5. Saturday Night Fever (made Disco mainstream)
  6. Pretty in Pink (the best New Wave)
  7. Dazed and Confused (great Classic Rock)
  8. Purple Rain (Prince's masterpiece)
  9. High Fidelity (obscure good stuff)
  10. Trainspotting (two soundtracks of Alternative Rock)
Honorable mentions went to:  Grosse Point Blank, American Graffiti, A Hard Day's Night, Lost Highway, Pulp Fiction, Romeo + Juliet, Kids, The Virgin Suicides, 8 Mile, Quadrophenia, The Crow and Batman Forever.

We think these should be on the list:  Tank Girl, Pump Up the Volume, Apollo 13, Light of Day and The Big Chill.

Any more great movie soundtracks we missed?

Saturday, February 23

TOP TEN

The songs shuffle around a bit, but mostly stay the same this week.  Here is the current KJRW Top Ten:

  1. Orange Alert - Briefs
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Know Your Rights - Clash
  6. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  7. Rehab - Ministry
  8. Song 2 - Blur
  9. X Offender - Blondie
  10. Wrong Way - Sublime
Is there a song you think should be on KJRW?  Comment here, email it or write it in the Shout Out Box on the station page.

Wednesday, February 20

V.I.P.

The other day in New York, a man was trying to listen to KJRW on Live365.com.  Each time he clicked the play button, he was greeted with the message that the station was full.  You see, there can only be so many people listening to a station on Live365 for free at one time. 

But when you are a Live365 VIP, you can access the station anytime.  So that music lover in New York did just that.  He signed up to be a VIP from the KJRW station page.  Now he can listen commercial-free for a year.  And KJRW received part of the subscription fee, which will help us stay online.  Another portion of that subscription fee will go to the artists that get played on the station. 

VIP's may also download a Live365 desktop player that allows you to listen without opening your web browser.  Packages start at about 6 dollars a month.  If you are interested, click here:  http://www.live365.com/rewards/pm?tag=member_10222739915.

Saturday, February 16

TOP TEN

X marks the spot.  Songs from X, Generation X and X-Ray Spex made it into the Top Ten this week on KJRW:
  1. Orange Alert - Briefs
  2. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  3. Wild Thing - X
  4. Know Your Rights - Clash
  5. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  6. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  7. Rehab - Ministry
  8. Song 2 - Blur
  9. Art-I-Ficial - X-Ray Spex
  10. Prove My Love - Violent Femmes
If you enjoy a song you hear on KJRW, click the "thumbs up" icon while it is playing.  It just might make it into the Top Ten next week.

Wednesday, February 13

HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG

Listen to KJRW for love songs from the likes of Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, White Stripes, Nine Inch Nails, Fear, The Pixies, Nirvana, The Hives, Joy Division and The Cure!
 
And have a Happy Blackheart Day!
 

 

Saturday, February 9

TOP TEN

There are more covers in the list this week than there were for Under the Covers week.  We guess a few have grown on you.  Here are the tunes that got the "thumbs up" on KJRW the first week of February:
  1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - 7 Seconds
  2. Wild Thing - X
  3. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  4. Dancing With Myself - Generation X
  5. Song 2 - Blur
  6. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  7. Guilt Within Your Head - Gits
  8. Counting Backwards - Throwing Muses
  9. Judy Is A Punk - Ramones
  10. Stuart - Dead Milkmen
Listen for "love" songs next week on KJRW!

Tuesday, February 5

JANUARY HYMN

KJRW has started to climb out of that hole that was December.  Fewer folks are visiting the station page on Live365.com and pressing that play button.  However, those that do are listening longer, so our rank is slowly creeping back up.  We did hit the milestone of 19 thousand page visits in January.  People were listening in these countries:
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Slovak Republic
and inside the U.S.:
  • Seattle, WA
  • Montgomery, AL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago and Springfield, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • New York, NY
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Boston, MA

Sunday, February 3

TOP TEN

Soundgarden is topped by the Vacancies doing a 7 Seconds song.  Here is the list of KJRW favorites for the last week of January:
  1. Satyagraha - Vacancies
  2. Bleed Together - Soundgarden
  3. Rock 'N' Roll High School - Ramones
  4. Know Your Rights - Clash
  5. Boredom - Buzzcocks
  6. Who Is Who - Adolescents
  7. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
  8. Weeping - Prat Attack
  9. Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
  10. Give Me Everything - Magazine
Lots of songs not heard before on KJRW have just been added.  Listen for Deap Vally and give the gals a thumbs up if you like their song.

Friday, February 1

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