Tuesday, December 12, 2006

2006 Year End Survey | WRUV

Before all of the students blow out of UVM for their winter break, I wanted to post the responses we got from the DJs at WRUV.

For those in the Burlington area, you can get WRUV at 90.1. However, if you are reading this blog and live in Burlington, I'm guessing you already know that and probably even have it programed into your car radio.

For everyone outside the Burlington area, you can stream WRUV online. They also archive shows from the prior week and make them available as mp3 files on the WRUV site. The station's signature program where they bring in local bands to perform live is called Exposure and airs from 8pm-10pm on Wednesdays.

From Emily Mae:

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?


"this harness can't ride anything" chin up chin up

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

Ys, Joanna Newsom

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

Pitchfork Fest, although all the hipsters in blazers, boots and self-hatred in 95 degree heat made me a bit uncomfortable.

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

Either the fact that Bush's idiocy is slowly exposing itself, or all the unavoidable coverage of celebrity divorces, births, substance abuse, public nudity and crap-taking.

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

That generational self-loathing overload will be the final nail in irony's coffin and that we will learn to communicate rather than shop or grow moustaches.

From Amanda (DJ & Program Director):

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

I have a hard time with "favorites," but I've been pretty obsessed with My Brightest Diamond lately.

My Brightest Diamond - "Something of an End"


2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

my favorite album of 2006 was Bring Me the Workhorse by My Brightest Diamond (Asthmatic Kitty Records)

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

seeing her play at Rebel in NYC during the College Music Journal Music Marathon as my favorite show

From Clayton Trutor:

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

"In Anticipation of your Suicide" by the Bedroom Walls, on All Good Dreamers pass this way.

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

Camera Obscura's "Let's Get Out of this Country." They developed a sound of their own on this album. tied with the new mates of state album, "Bring it Back"

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

Devotchka at Higher Ground

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

the return of Rose Melberg

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

I hope for a moratorium on mediocre country oriented albums by the leading ladies of indie pop (Jenny Lewis, Isobel Campbell, and Amy Millan come to mind immediately).

From Chris Parmer:

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?

Hello Bonjour by Michael Franti

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?

Yell Fire by Michael Franti

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?

Michael Franti Concert @ higher ground, or Flaming Lips concert @ patrick gym

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?

The great concert line up at higher ground

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?

End occupation in Iraq, more renewable energy incentives, and more pressure to end global warming.

Chin Up Chin Up | This Harness Can't Ride Anything | Buy
My Brightest Diamond | Something of an End | Buy
Bedroom Walls | In Anticipation of Your Suicide | Buy
Michael Franti | Hello Bonjour | Buy

1 comment:

fester said...

For Emily Mae,

Anyone who uses the phrases "self-loathing" twice and "final nail in irony's coffin" once in the same posting is trying to hard.