Archive for December 29th, 2011

If I Was A DJ

I grew up listening to WABX, the “underground” radio station out of Detroit. So called underground stations, for those of you who are too young to remember, were local independent stations that had no format or station jingoes or the other trappings of commercial radio. The djs¬†played whatever they wanted, which meant that you heard things that were pretty far off the beaten musical path. And sometimes, if you can imagine, albums were played in their entirety. And it meant that sometimes the djs would put a lot of thought into the sets, which often had thematic or musical traits in common.

All that is gone now, aside from the occasional college station that has resisted the lure of rap.

But if I was an underground dj I would play these two songs together:


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