Earbender featured Playlist #1: WVFS Tallahassee FL "V89"

earbender will put up a good old radio playlist at least once a week henceforth. This week’s chart is from WVFS, Tallahassee, home station of College Radio Hall of Famers Mike Rittberg, Jay Hughen and Chris White.

Their site hasn’t been updated in a couple of weeks, and in social media they are on facebook w/a few different groups, each a few hundred in number. WVFS doesn’t twitter but 273 people in their facebook group and even 71 on Last.fm give them the ability to easily reach a few thousand people. I didn’t join the groups, and I didn’t look elsewhere for WVFS).

If you are into this kind of thing, my friend at Spinning Indie is doing a national survey of college radio stations, featuring one per state.

Incidentally, twitter has upgraded its search functions.

TOP 40 CHARTS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/16/2008

1. David Byrne & Brian Eno – ”Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” [Todomundo]
2. Skeletons – ”Money” [Tomlab]
3. Dark Dark Dark – ”The Snow Magic” [Supply & Demand]
4. Charlie Parker – ”Bird in Time 1940-1947” [ESP-Disk]
5. Ulaan Khol – ”II” [Soft Abuse]
6. Various Artists – ”Pillows and Prayers” [Cherry Red]
7. Max Tundra – ”Parallax Error Beheads You” [Domino]
8. Mt. Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire – ”Lost Wisdom” [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
9. Fiftywatthead – ”Fogcutter” [Signed by Force]
10. Yximalloo – ”Unpop” [ESP-Disk]
11. Pit er Pat – ”High Time” [Thrill Jockey]
12. Grampall Jukebox – ”Ropechain” [Asthmatic Kitty]
13. Crystal Stilts – ”Alight of Night” [Slumberland]
14. Kemialliset Ystavat/Sunroof – ”Split Series 19” [FatCat]
15. Gang Gang Dance – ”Saint Dymphna” [Social Registry]
16. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid – ”NYC” [Domino]
17. Los Campesinos – ”We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed” [Arts and Crafs]
18. Grails – ”Take Refuge in Clean Living” [Important]
19. Kasai Allstars – ”In the Seventh Moon, the Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy By Magic” [Crammed Discs]
20. El Guincho – ”Alegranza” [XL ]
21. Hilde Marie Kjersem – ”A Killer for that Ache” [Rune Grammofon]
22. The Tough Alliance – ”A New Chance” [Sincerely Yours!]
23. Isobell Campbell & Mark Lanegan – ”Sunday at Devil Dirt” [Fontana]
24. Between the Pine – ”Friends, Foes, Kith, and Kin” [Supply and Demand Music]
25. Jay Reatard – ”Matador Singles ’08” [Matador]
26. School of Seven Bells – ”Alpinisms” [Ghostly International]
27. High Places – ”High Places” [Thrill Jockey]
28. Wax Fang – ”La La Land” [Don’t Panic]
29. Squarepusher – ”Just a Souvenir” [Warp]
30. Windy & Carl – ”Songs for the Broken Hearted” [Kranky]
31. Capsule – ”Blue” [Robotic Empire]
32. Frank Bango – ”The Sweet Songs of Decay” [Sincere Recording Company]
33. Barnacled – ”Charles” [ESP-Disk]
34. Various Artists – ”Nothing But on Your Radio: Live Sessions from CJSW 90.9” [CJSW]
35. The Paul Bley Quintet – ”Barrage” [ESP-Disk]
36. Levitts – ”…We Are the Levitts” [ESP-Disk]
37. Hush Arbors – ”Hush Arbors” [Ecstatic Peace]
38. Ragga Twins – ”Ragga Twins Step Out” [Soul Jazz]
39. Love Is All – ”A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night” [What’s Your Rupture?]
40. Jozef Van Wissem – ”A Priori” [Incunabulum]

TOP 5 ADDS THIS WEEK

1. Kid606 – ”Die Soundboy Die” [Tigerbeat6]
2. The Tallest Man on Earth – ”Shallow Grave” [Mexican Summer]
3. Buena Vista Social Club – ”Live at Carnegie Hall” [Nonesuch]
4. Grey Anne – ”Facts N Figurines” [Greyday]
5. Various Artists – ”Blip South”

JAZZ

1. Charlie Parker – ”Bird in Time 1940-1947” [ESP-Disk]
2. The Paul Bley Quintet – ”Barrage” [ESP-Disk]
3. Levitts – ”…We Are the Levitts” [ESP-Disk]
4. Joe Maneri and Perter Dolger – ”Peace Concert” [Atavistic]
5. Mario Pavone Double Tenor Quintet – ”Ancestors” [Playscape]
6. Henry Grimes – ”The Call” [ESP-Disk]
7. William Parker Quartet – ”Petit Oiseau” [AUM Fidelity]
8. I Heart Lung – ”Interoceans” [Asthmatic Kitty]
9. Rudresh Mahanthappa – ”Kinsmen” [Pi]
10. Eri Yamamoto Trio – ”Redwoods” [AUM Fidelity]

JAZZ ADDS

1. Valerio Cozi – ”Conference of the Aquarians” [Last Visible Dog]

WORLD

1. Kasai Allstars – ”In the Seventh Moon, the Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy By Magic” [Crammed Discs]
2. Tinariwen – ”Aman Iman” [World Village]
3. Lee Perry & the Upsetters – ”Ape-ology” [Trojan]
4. The Revolutionaries – ”Drum Sound: More Gems from the Channel One Dub Room – 1974 to 1980” [Pressure Sounds]
5. Lee “Scratch” Perry – ”Repentance” [Narnack]
6. Various Artists – ”Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul And Calypso Crossover 1969-1979” [Strut]
7. Various Artists – ”Radio Myanmar” [Sublime Frequencies]
8. Sonantes – ”Sonantes” [Six Degrees]
9. Orchestra Baobab – ”Made In Dakar” [Nonesuch]
10. Various Artists – ”Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics” [Dust-To-Digital]

WORLD ADDS

1. Buena Vista Social Club – ”Live at Carnegie Hall” [Nonesuch]

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