WXYC Thursday, January 1, 2009 12:15-18:00
Happy New Year!
This was the show during which I somewhat-suddenly realized I’ve been a dj at WXYC for more than 7 years. Sunn o))f a bitch. 2002’s T.Raumschmiere’s Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle brought it home for me:
I realized it during the talkset, backlisting T.R.
Seriously, somehow I’ve been thinking it’s been going on 5 years. Which doesn’t make sense when I just went through the whole process of doing XMASsacre VI, and I know I wasn’t allowed to do one twice, so there were 8 potential massacres of which I’ve committed 6. And here I am always talking about how math is my friend. I guess the number of years I’ve been here is more of an emotional memory than a mathematical one.
Request-wise, you fellers were fairly quiet today, but that’s OK. I know you were out late last night. Exactly 2 requests: one for Cale’s “Mercenaries,” and another for James Taylor.
Well damn. Looking over the setlist, now I realize I didn’t put the Stickdog in the right place on the flow sheet. I played Stickdog *after* the NNCK (No Neck Blues Band), not before. It was the first thing I played at the top of the 16:00 hour.
…what is it with me today re:preoccupation with Townshend? In the midst of writing this entry, I somehow started cruising HIWATT® pages, in hard need for a gear-porn fix. If you’re ever in need for such a thing here are the best links:
Mark Huss’ site satisfying both for written content and images. Baby!
Remember, if you’re wanting a HIWATT/SOUND CITY/Hylight Electronics amp, really, it should be pre-1981 if it’s not a modern day REEVES. Mark’s site completely covers the history and explains the important events that make that so.
! *Now* I remember how that gear-porn sidebar happened! I made that Sunn o)) reference, started thinking about tube amps… I’ve never played through a Sunn o)) so that leaves me thinking about the tubes I know… and then naturally I quickly succumb to HIWATT.
Glad I got *that* sorted.
OK, well, I’m back atcha in less than 24 hours, so I’m out for now.
As for what I was listening to as I wrote this, Montgomery’s show. I recommend you *always* listen to Montgomery’s show, when you have the opportunity.
Edit: ! 31 January 2009 !
I found another HIWATT gearhead on wordpress! Check it!