Friday, September 02, 2011

"480 Minutes" - Back To School Edition

Today is the Back to School Edition of the BAGeL Radio Friday live hosted marathon broadcast known as 480 Minutes.  Somehow it's September, which means a whole lot of tiny kids going to school for the first time, a whole lot of young adults starting their final year of formal schooling, and a whole lot of students in between.

For some reason this year Apple is not giving out free iPods to students who buy new Macs, while Microsoft is giving away X-Box 360s to students who buy Windows PCs.  Go figure.  Maybe that's because Apple is valued higher than Microsoft?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Personally "back to school" always stressed me out.  First of all I didn't like school all that much.  Additionally, the start of school meant no more Camp Summit, no chance to complete that never-ending 21-inning scoreless game of one-on-one stickball against lefty Brian Tracz at the P.S. 144 school yard, homework would get in the way of warm evenings chasing fireflies in the back yard, and perhaps worst of all, no more seeing the last out of Yankees games when they played out west.

Today's show will feature new songs from Blood Orange (Brooklyn, NY), Caged Animals (Brooklyn, NY), Devon Williams (Los Angeles, CA), Family Of The Year (Silverlake, CA), Regina (Helsinki, Finland), and Roberts & Lord (San Diego, CA & London, England).

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Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest -

Young Digerati/ The Frail/ Scissors For Lefty/ Mister Loveless @ Slim's 9/2
*Japandroids/ Bass Drum Of Death @ Hemlock 9/2
The Soft Pack @ Bottom of the Hill 9/2 buy tickets
Still Flyin/ Letting Up/ Silver Swans @ Rickshaw Stop 9/2
The Frail @ Slim's 9/2
Archers Of Loaf @ Great American Music Hall 9/2 & 9/3
*Handsome Furs @ Slim's 9/3 buy tickets
You Am I @ Cafe du Nord 9/3
Olivia Trmor Control @ Great American 9/5
**Avi Buffalo/ Wild Pack Of Canaries/ You Are Plural @ Bottom of the Hill 9/6 buy tickets
*The Jim Jones Review/ The Sandwitches @ The Independent 9/7 buy tickets
B-52s/ Human League/ Men Without Hats @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 9/8
Tears For Fears @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 9/9
The Kills @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 9/9
*The Horrors/ Stepkids @ Bimbo's 9/10
Darly Hall & John Oates @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 9/10
Colin Hay @ Yoshi's SF 9/10
Fleet Foxes @ Greek Theater (Berkeley) 9/10
Tears For Fears @ UptownTheatre (Napa) 9/10
Iggy & The Stooges @ The Warfield 9/12 & 9/13
Psychedelic Furs/ Tom Tom Club @ Mountain Winery (Saratoga) 9/14
Thievery Corporation @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 9/16 & 17
Robbers On High Street/ Allah-Las @ Hotel Utah 9/17

(more upcoming shows at

* = We're there
** = We're DJing
# = win tickets during 480 Minutes

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