Last night’s The Playlist was one of the last ever that I’ll be doing. The decision has been made that I’m not going to continue the show in the Fall semester. That would be the start of my tenth year at the station, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I still plan on keeping my status as an active DJ by attending meetings, but I will not have a regular show anymore. I’ve been doing The Playlist itself for seven years and I will definitely be sad to see it come to an end, but last night sort of solidified the decision for me.
Ultimately, what it comes down to is that the station is a different place than it was a few years ago. The station is different, almost all of the people are different, the atmosphere is different. That’s not to say that it’s better or worse, it’s just different. It isn’t the station that I feel in love with and devoted much of my life to. The station is directly or indirectly responsible for most of the things in my life even now, but that’s not the same station that I still host The Playlist at. That difference really is the breaking point on top of all other things pointing towards moving on.
Like I said, I still plan on staying active and maybe subbing a show here or there and I’m not ruling out doing another show in the future sometime, but it won’t be called The Playlist and it won’t be the same format. With that being said, I don’t know the exact date for my last edition of The Playlist, but it will probably be in a few weeks. I’ll update when I know.
Last night’s show was a reminder of how bipolar doing a radio show based on new music can be. One week can be great and the next can be a struggle with no emotional connection to it. It was the latter last night, I just wasn’t there emotionally for the show, I didn’t feel connected to it at all. It was just CD in, CD out.
Here’s what I played…
- The Love Language – Heart To Tell – Libraries
- The Orbans – Left Side – When We Were Wild
- White Fence – Destroy Everything – White Fence
- The Like – Wishing He Was Dead – Release Me
- The Streets On Fire – Hey Lou – This Is Fancy
- Menomena – TAOS – Mines
- Seneca Hawk – Steal Your Heart Away – Sun Year Long
- These United States – Water And Wheat – What Lasts
- Upstairs Downstairs – Stationary’s Helping – Inland And Out
- Dean And Britta – Herringbone Tweed – 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Secret Tests
- Rogue Valley – I-5 Love Affair – Crater Lake
- Miniature Tigers – Dark Tower – Fortress
- Social Studies – Drag A Rake – Wind Up Wooden Heart
- Maps And Atlases – Living Decorations – Perch Patchwork
Source: 90.3 The Core