Friday, February 12, 2010

"480 Minutes" - Once Again Taking IM Requests!

Hello friends, enemies, listeners, readers, thinkers, creationists (you know, the folks picking the textbooks for our school kids), and all those in between.

Last night my brother and sister went to a Broadway show and sat a few rows seats from U2 lead singer Bono. Shocking, I know, but true. They both told me. Independently of one another. That's how I know they are not lying.

So today marks the return of a part of 480 Minutes that is meaningful to some of you and for others, not so much: contacting the DJ via Instant Messenger. You can make requests, comment on songs that are playing, rag on songs that never should have been played...whathaveyou. Try it, you might like it. Just let the DJ know who you are and where you are IMing from.

Today 480 Minutes will debut new songs by from Malachai (Bristol, England), Polysics (Japan), Seth Augustus (San Francisco, CA), Cold War Kids (Long Beach, CA), Freelance Whales (Queens, NY), Hanne Hukkelberg (Oslo, Norway), Chet (Victoria, BC, Canada), Xiu Xiu (Brooklyn, NY), Laarks (Eau Claire, WI), Phantogram (Saratoga Springs, NY), Dune Tran (San Francisco, CA), Bettie Serveert (Amsterdam, Netherlands), and the new side project by Eddie Argos (of Art Brut) and Dyan Valdes (of The Blood Arm) called Everybody Was In the French Resistance...Now! (Los Angeles, CA)

Please tune in today and every Friday to 480 Minutes between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time. If that time doesn't work for you, the show is rebroadcast on Friday nights and then twice on Saturday, so you can get your fix then.

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

Van Dyke Parks/ Clare And The Reasons @ Swedish American Hall 2/12
*Alec Ounsworth @ Cafe du Nord 2/12
De La Soul @ Yoshi's SF 2/13
Billy Joel/ Elton John @ Oracle Arena 2/13
Blowoff (hosted & DJed by Mob Mould and Rich Morel) @ Slim's 2/13
Girls/ Magic Kids @ Great American Music Hall 2/14
The Damned @ Slim's 2/14
Billy Joel/ Elton John @ The Shark Tanks (SJ) 2/16
Brendan Benson/ Frank Fairfield @ The Independent 2/18
G. Love & Special Sauce @ The Fillmore 2/18
Birdmonster/ Boy In The Bubble/ Here Come The Saviors @ Bottom of the Hill 2/19
The Art of Noise @ Project One 2/19 The Junior Panthers/ Addison/ The High-Nobles @ Cafe du Nord 2/19
An Evening with Richard Thompson @ Great American 2/23, 24, 25
Noise Pop 2010
Foreign Born/ Free Energy @ Rickshaw Stop 2/24
Rogue Wave @ Bottom of the Hill 2/24
Scout Niblett @ Cafe du Nord 2/25
John Vanderslice @ Swedish American Hall 2/26

* = I'm there
** = I'm DJing

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