Sunday, May 08, 2005

Radio Revolt Overview

March 16

Broadcasted music by Cross Pollination, a band I write, record, and perform with. The hour was basically a shameless self-promotion of my own music and website, assuming someone was listening. Between each song, I spoke for about twenty or thirty seconds regarding the music and plugged the website shamelessly. Unreleased songs in rotation are Blind, Stereotypical Sadness, and Out of Place. Also played through was the second EP, Falling From Thirteen.

March 29

Third broadcast featuring the Cross Pollination music. This time I heavily plugged the newly redesigned website, and the two upcoming the shows the next two nights. Playing music from the Falling From Thirteen EP, as well as some unreleased songs, and a new song, “You’re Not My Type”, which would be debuted at our show on campus the following night.

April 7

The broadcast begun with a quick note that it is currently my girlfriend’s, and my dad’s birthday, for the next few minutes before April 8th begins. My fourth hour-long session focused this time on a different topic, rather than simply promoting myself. For the first twenty minutes I gave my own personal take on Fredfest 2005, and it’s lineup. I was extremely happy to find out the Juliana Theory would be headlining the event. I am a big fan of the band, and had been listening to them for over three years. As soon as the two regional acts were announced about a week before, I downloaded music from both Roses Are Red, and from Fire When Ready. Both bands seemed very unique, so it looked to be a really good show. The second half of the broadcast I focused my attention on the uneducated commented that the music on Fredfest was very stereotypical, and for the most part, “emo”, even reffering to the show as “EmoFest 2005”. I beg to differ. From what I heard, none of the bands I have listened to thus far sounded the same at all. Juliana Theory is simply modern rock, whereas Roses Are Red is a more pop-oriented Emo, and Fire When Ready is a definite post-core, with some progressive influence.

April 15

Today, with nothing to say, I simply have broadcasted my music, yet again. It was all the same songs, and the same old plugs. I opened with the second EP, Falling From Thirteen. After that I played through a variety of unfinished tracks, and half songs I have been working on. Most of these will never be finished, but about three or four definitely have the potential to do so. I talked about each new tune this time, after it was played.

April 22

Again, broadcasted music by my band, Cross Pollination. This hour was comprised of mostly music, this time with a prerecorded self-promotion between songs, as well as explanations of what the songs are about, and why they were written, after each song was played. Same songs, (excluding the unfinished) however, one new song called “Take My Hand” was played, and explained. At the end I mentioned that it is currently my best friend, and drummer’s birthday. Also, I mentioned that the next day, April 23rd, is my good friend, and bass player’s (Matt Young) birthday. I told the people that probably weren’t listening to wish Matt Young a happy 21st if they saw him around campus.

April 27

Tonight, I opened with my opinion of the recent news of Endive’s move from opening for the headliner of Fredfest to opening for the regional acts. The reason the leader gave was because UP believed their performance at the battle of the bands nearly a month prior evoked unsafe behavior throughout the crowd during their set. It angers me, as much as I don’t like Endive’s music that this would happen. In addition to this, the article gave several student quotes blaming the changing of the set order on Spectrum. I discovered that Spectrum was simply told to contact Endive about the situation, and did not directly choose this notion. The director of Fredfest activities even came out and made a statement about the situation. I ended the night with the playing of some copyrighted Fredfest material from both the Juliana Theory’s fourth album entitled “Love”, and a couple downloads from the band Fire When Ready, a regional act from Binghamton.