Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. (Pledge Drive 2014)

AMP KPSU

AMP KPSU

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. (Pledge Drive 2014)
(Miss Rikki & I go into great detail about the Pledge Drive, what we are offering, and how you can make a big difference for KPSU.org.)

Giving it our all, Miss Rikki and I lay out on the line the exact reason you should help keep us on the air.  By now we’re pretty sure you are fully aware of our Listener Support Thresholds, and why local radio is important.  After you listen to our spiels in this episode, we promise to lay off the pitches, in an effort to deliver you your regularly scheduled programming.  But until then, indulge us while we explain to you exactly how important supporting free-form radio really is.

Before we get into the nitty gritty, Miss Rikki & I craft a miniature mixtape from some of the fine premiums the various friends of the show have been generous enough to donate.  Special thanks goes out to Gilgongo Records and Pecho Grande, for making very nice donations that we will be giving away to our listeners.  You can find out about all the goodies we have to offer for your donations over here.  There’s just so much that it is hard to mention it all in the detail it deserves, so check out our post there.  If you see something you like, and you want to support KPSU, then why not make a donation?

(Pssst.  The Lower 48 were tuning up in the background, so portions of this show are a little distorted, and the sound is a little blown out in spots.  Think of it as if we’re recording in a bar.  Radio is brutal sometimes.)

Enjoy!

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9.

Part I: Our Mixtape To You

01.) Hipsters * Iarvles * “You Love Iarvles” an extended player * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Pecho Grande)
02.) Soulmates * ALAK * “I Don’t Feel Anything” 7″ * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)
03.) Mixtape * JJCnV * Lost In The Supermarket (A Pledge Drive Premium from BlasphuphmusRadio.com)
04.) Abuse * Soft Shoulder * “People Problems” 7″ * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)
05.) Snorting Russian Drugs * Half Eye * “Mischa II” an extended player * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Pecho Grande)
06.) Feet In The Water * Married In Berdichev * 7″ *  (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)

Part II: Support Local Radio 1

07.) Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable LP * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Guyve.)

Part III: Support Local Radio 2

08.) Brown * Lepidoptera LP * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Jeremy C. Long.)

Episode 116: Valkyrie Rodeo, LIVE!

Valkyrie Rodeo

Valkyrie Rodeo

Episode 116: Valkyrie Rodeo, LIVE! w/ Hogwash
(Featuring a special Pledge Drive performance by local noise metaloids, Valkyrie Rodeo!)

Hogwash had been talking about these guys for quite some time, so it was a real treat to get them on the radio for Pledge Drive.  Creating their own special blend of metal weirdness, these guys are beyond description.  My recommendation is to just listen.

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Valkyrie Rodeo

Valkyrie Rodeo

Episode 115: Pledge Drive 2011 Live Music Retrospective!

Pledge Drive Retrospective

Pledge Drive Retrospective

Episode 115: Pledge Drive 2011 Live Music Retrospective!
(Featuring recordings of live performances from the past seven years of KPSU Broadcasts.)

KPSU Playlist

# Track * Artist * Performance Date
01.) Thus Spake Zarathustra / Kill The Poor * Duckmandu * 02 May, 2006
02.) (a song) * Levator * 12 March, 2011
03.) (a song) * Lulina Cristalina * 13 March, 2011
04.) Apple Orchards * Summer Twins * 05 February, 2011
05.) (a song) * The Vibrarians * 28 January, 2009
06.) (a song) * New Bloods * 29 September, 2006
07.) Dusting The Dildos * Reverse Dotty And The Candy Cane Shivs * 01 September, 2006
08.) (a song) * Joy Wants Eternity * 07 April, 2007
09.) Wired For Sound * The Bugs Of Lightning * 05 August, 2005
10.) (a song) [Excerpt] * Blue Light Curtain * 07 April, 2007
11.) I Wish We Could Go To The Moon * Honey Vizer * 20 June, 2009
12.) (a song) * Scout Niblett * 17 January, 2007
13.) Gird Thyself * Nil Admirari * 09 May, 2009
14.) The Girl With The Mouth of a Horse * Seth Frost * 03 January, 2007
15.) (a song) * Alpha Protist * 09 May, 2009
16.) (a song) * The Buttery Lords * 06 December, 2006
17.) Hank * Neutered Prunes * 26 July, 2006
18.) I Wanna Ramone You * Dr. Frank Portman * 24 May, 2006
19.) God Isn’t Real * Jesse Ransom * 06 June, 2006
20.) Venus In Furs * Howlin’ Houndog * 28 February, 2009
21.) So Cool * The Human Genome Project * 17 September, 2004
22.) (a song) * The Prids * 07 July, 2006
23.) Euphoria * Empty Room * 15 July, 2005
24.) I’m On Fire * The Mayonnaise Vs. Venn Demonstrational * 26 April, 2005
25.) Here Comes A Big Black Cloud * Here Comes A Big Black Cloud * 24 November, 2006
26.) Flaming Star * Thee Headliners * 18 November, 2005
27.) (a song) * Hairspray Blues * 04 April, 2007
28.) Don’t Blame Me * Pure Country Gold * 22 December, 2006
29.) The Time Me And Mrs. Cleaver Dry-Humped At Daytona Beach * Neckties Make Me Nervous * 08 November, 2006
30.) Tuned Out * Straitjacket * 13 October, 2005
31.) Reanimate Me * Eat Your Heart Out * 28 February, 2007
32.) (a song) * Deadeye * 23 Feburary, 2007
33.) (a song) * The Decliners * 13 April, 2007
34.) Drinking Song * Ashtray * 16 July, 2006
35.) (a song) * Rise Over Run * 22 July, 2005
36.) (a song) * Curious Hands * 15 November, 2006
37.) Whiskey You Bring * The Juanita Family & Friends * 10 June, 2005
38.) (a song) * Crack City Rockers * 23 June, 2006
39.) Human Fly * Bikini Girls With Machine Guns * 18 February, 2009
40.) Swank * Courage * 10 December, 2004
41.) White Phospherous * Gordon Taylor * 20 January, 2006
42.) (a song) * Nitebrite * 23 March, 2007
43.) Frazetta * Wizard Rifle * 18 September, 2010
44.) Habla Nada! * Guyve * 27 June, 2009
45.) (a song) * Enemies of Carlotta * 24 March, 2010
46.) (a song) * The Ax * 17 March, 2010
47.) (a song) * Ferocious Eagle * 30 December, 2005
48.) (a song) * RABBITS * 13 February 2011

Episode 064: Rock Out With Your Goth Out

Like My Blah Blah Blah

Like My Blah Blah Blah

Episode 064: Rock Out With Your Goth Out w/ Anonymous 2
(Where we bring you an hour of music that we all know and love, but some of us are afraid to admit to. Featuring special guest, Anonymous 2!)

Nearly everyone of a certain age range has a little bit of Goth lurking in their past. And by Goth, I’m not talking about the modern conception thereof: ridiculous make-up, yards and yards of black clothing, smoking cloves and doing all of the spooky dances you can think of when you find a DJ that will play a healthy dose of Skinny Puppy. To me, Goth music has been best when it isn’t so much about fashion, but about a certain sound. It took me a long time to come to terms with this, and this was compounded by people I knew in the past who were more about the fashion and less about the music. During this hour, I try to feature bands that I think got it right.

Were you to ask me about Goth music even a few years ago, I would have rolled my eyes, laughed, and told you a story about certain ex-roommates I’ve had to deal with. But something happened when I finally listened to Joy Division, and soon enough all sorts of spooky music was beginning to bubble to the surface of my records. I would be hard pressed to identify myself as a Goth, by any stretch of the definition, mostly because I tend to laugh at everything, wear way too much brown, and quote “Weird Al” a little more often than the av-er-age bear. But I have to admit, there are overcast days and lonely evenings where there is nothing better in the world than wine and Cocteau Twins, and on those days, you will find me in full-batcave mode. When I put my mind to it, I can take brooding to hitherto unparalleled depths.

I’m sure there will be many of you who will challenge some of the selections I’ve picked for this show, and to that I have no real response other than: I don’t see you making an effort. While all the artists I picked for this show many not be cob-web-clearing dance moves, roots-re-dying, excessive eyeliner wearing Goth bands, I picked songs that I felt sustained the mood I was going for. I promise: if you didn’t know The Flaming Lips were the band, would it really bother you that much? Listen to the show first, then tell me where I went wrong.

This show featured a special guest, Anonymous 2, a new KPSU volunteer that I was training during the broadcast. Hopefully they will soon become publicly known, so I can refer to them by their real name, but in the meantime all I can say is that they will be on the air soon enough, and I have a feeling they will bring you exactly the kind of show you will need to hear, provided you are a radio listeners, and are tired of listening to crap when you tune the dial away from KPSU. Stay tuned for more information concerning that.

This show was also the second 2010 Pledge Drive show for Blasphuphmus Radio, and with that in mind, I did a lot of promotion during this show. KPSU is funded by PSU, but we also depend heavily on listener donations to make sure that we can operate. (Without them, we wouldn’t be on the air.) Even though the show is over, it is not too late to donate money. Just got to kpsu.org, and you can donate money electronically. And, my previous offer still stands: anyone who makes a cash donation to KPSU (because they heard it on my show) will receive a compilation CD called Good Morning Portland, featuring live music by artists that performed In-Studio at KPSU. You cannot hear these recordings anywhere else, and in some cases, only on my show. It’s one of the cool things that we offer to listeners of our show because we care, and hopefully you do, too.

That does it for us this week. See ya in seven.

Rock Out With Your Goth Out
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Man On Ladder * Nickname: Rebel * Offset Needles Radius VS. Nickname: Rebel * Wow Cool Records
02.) She’s Lost Control * Joy Division * Unknown Pleasures * Rhino/Wea Records
03.) Spellbound * Siouxie and the Banshees * Juju * DGC Records
04.) Some Kinds Of Geishas * Nitebrite * 23 March, 2007 In-Studio Performance * Blasphuphmus Radio
05.) See the Leaves * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic * Warner Bros. Records
06.) Print Through * Nickname: Rebel * Offset Needles Radius VS. Nickname: Rebel * Wow Cool Records
07.) It’s Not You * The Cure * Three Imaginary Boys
08.) Graveyard * Public Image Ltd. * Second Edition * Warner Bros. Records
09.) Romantic Space Dream * The Human Genome Project * 17 September, 2004 In-Studio Performance * Blasphuphmus Radio
10.) Steel Worker * Big Black * Lungs * Touch and Go Records
11.) Quarter Inch Jack * Nickname: Rebel * Offset Needles Radius VS. Nickname: Rebel * Wow Cool Records
12.) Blood Bitch * Cocteau Twins * Garlands * 4AD Records
13.) Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) * The Birthday Party * Junkyard * 4AD Records
14.) Reincarnation Blues * Grails * Doomsdayer’s Holiday * Temporary Residence Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 063: What’s This Blasphuphmus Radio Called?

Broadcast Mash-Up

Broadcast Mash-Up

Episode 063: What’s This Blasphuphmus Radio Called?
(Featuring a mix of experimental and rock music with a slight religious theme, hosted by Ricardo Wang and myself.)

Ricardo Wang and I are often involved in each others projects; I’m usually his sound man when live acts appear on What’s This Called?, and he regularly keeps me on task when my mind starts to drift away from radio. We make a good pair. So it made sense that we should do more shows explicitly as a team, rather than just in theory. And thus, this episode was born.

The timing was perfect: my 12 Year Anniversary coincided with KPSU’s Pledge Drive, to make for an actual reason to be on the air for two hours solid. It also made sense to do a mere DJ set; as my show has evolved and developed over the years, it began as a place to play records that I loved, and that was our theme for this show. I tried to sneak in a little bit of a “religious / church” theme for the second hour, but on the whole this was about music that we love, that is meaningful, and connects to ourselves and our friends. And I must say, we did a pretty great job.

We did a sort of “trade off” style set-up. For the first hour, Ricardo was the pilot, and I made suggestions for things that would fit where he was going. For hour two, we switched. It was pretty excellent, and I think we both moved a little closer to each others usual sound in our selections. I definitely picked stuff that was more experimental for hour one, and he picked some rockin’ stuff for hour two. Of course, both he and I are all over the map with our tastes, and fortunately that is a map that I love to listen to.

Two things of note with this episode: I included the 9th Life song mostly because they are a Eugene band, and we were re-hashing old ground during the 11 AM hour. I miss those guys, and treasure their recordings immensely. The second hour is also full of a little more King Missile than I have included on my shows in recent years. All I can say is that we’re having a flashback to those early days I was at KWVA, when I was obsessively collecting all their albums. It fits.

Not much else to say for this one, as the music speaks for itself. And if you haven’t already downloaded Thursday Night’s interview with Exene Cervenka, you really need to check it out.

See ya in Seven.

01.) I Like You Too * Jandek * Portland Thursday
02.) Strychnine * Strychnine * Dead Rats And Oakland Dogs
03.) American Coffin * Thurston Moore * Trees Outside the Academy
04.) (Millionaire?) * ?? * ??
05.) Happy Day Scene 2010 * Ilima Considine’s Junkie Logic * MP3
06.) Forest Fire * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
07.) Spirit Ditties of No Tone * Deerhoof * The Runners Four
08.) Neat Neat Neat * The Damned * Damned Damned Damned
09.) Spirits Drifting * Brian Eno * Another Green World
10.) (Justify Your Actions?) * ?? * ??
11.) ?? * New Bomb Turks * ??
12.) Queen * Melvins * Stoner Witch
13.) Bad Houses * Big Black * Atomizer
14.) ?? * (Wamp Scut?) * ??
15.) Wait a Minute * The Wipers * Is This Real?
16.) Happy Hero * Negativland * Dispepsi
17.) Kill All The White Man * NOFX * I Heard They Suck Live!!
18.) Buckets of Rain * Wofgang Macivor * MP3
19.) Dance of the Blessed Spirits * Sunroof! * Bliss
20.) Treat Me Right * The Con Men * Live In-Studio
21.) Open Helmut Hurt Toiletooth Montevideo
22.) Titanium Exposé * Sonic Youth * Goo
23.) Theme * Los Mex Pistols Del Notre * ??
24.) What’s This Called? ID * Crank Sturgeon * Exclusive!
25.) This Is Radio Clash * The Clash * The Story Of The Clash
26.) Track 8 * Derek M. Johnson * aileron-Ist wing
27.) The Boy Who Ate Lasagna and Could Jump Over A Church * King Missile * Way To Salvation
28.) Excuse Me… * Unwound * The Future of What
29.) Spirit of Radio * Rush * Permanent Waves
30.) Hangin’ Tough * New Kids On the Block * Hangin’ Tough
31.) Tennesee Stud * The Wilderness Road & Jimmie Driftwood * The Wilderness Road & Jimmie Driftwood
32.) Fire Spirit * The Gun Club * Fire of Love
33.) ?? * Man… Or Astro-Man? * ??
34.) Critics * Tubeway Army * The Plan
35.) Victim of Your Life * Argumentix * Boss of Goth
36.) Time Travel (rough) * Ilima Considine * demo
37.) Zebra Hymn Tattoo * Sun City Girls * Static From The Outside Set: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 14
38.) Church Key * The Gonzos * Wild Surf!
39.) Side Of The Road * 9th Life * 9th Life
40.) Psalm * Skate Death * You Break It, You Buy It
41.) Spiritual * Dynamite Club * It’s Deeper Than Most People Think
42.) Blasphuphmus Hymn * The Pope Of The Church of Blasphuphmus (Not Jesus) * Disposable Grandparents Cassettee
43.) American Jesus * Bad Religion * Recipe For Hate
44.) Psalm * King Missile * King Missile
45.) Monkeys * Echo & The Bunnymen * Crocodiles
46.) Grapes at Home – Gallery 1412, Seattle 07/08 * L.A. Lungs * Bro-Mantic: L.A. Lungs Live
47.) Hymn For Kali Ma * Charles Gocher * Pint Sized Spartacus
48.) Prophet * Albert Ayler * Spirits Rejoice
49.) Part 2 * King Missile * The Way To Salvation

KPSU Playlist

Episode 022: It’s Alive! Part III (Another Pledge Drive Special)

 

KPSU Magic

KPSU Magic

Episode 022: “It’s Alive!” Part III (Another Pledge Drive Special)
(Featuring live performances recorded at the KPSU studios by yours truly.)

Playlist and Footnotes.
(And there are a lot of them, this week.)

At 1 PM, I put on another fantastic episode of Blasphuphmus Radio, the only show guaranteed to feature 100% music that I love, each and every time.

How’s It Named? w/ Santiago Latorre, LIVE!

The Old Console

The Old Console

How’s It Named? w/ Santiago Latorre, LIVE!
(Special Guest Host: Austin Rich)

First, at noon, I guest hosted What’s This Called? today, which is always a treat. But in this case, it was extra-special, because we had a live guest, all the way from Barcelona, Spain: Santiago Latorre! While I wish I could take credit for booking this one, I did run sound, host the show, and conduct a short interview at the end. This was a lot of fun, and definitely not to be missed.

Episode 021: It’s Alive! Part II (A Pledge Drive Special)

It's Alive!

It’s Alive!

Episode 021: “It’s Alive!” Part II (A Pledge Drive Special)
(Featuring Live Recordings made at the KPSU studios by yours truly.)

Playlist & Footnotes.

(And there’s a lot of them, this week!)

KPSU is in the middle of Pledge Drive this week, and because of that, I’ve got a double dose of Live Radio for you. No need to thank me; just go to your local Inter-Web-A-Tron Outlet, and down-load, download, dwnld. Ob-soive:

Isosceles Diego

Isoceles Diego, Now

Isoceles Diego, Now

Isosceles Diego (Pledge Drive) (KPSU Phase I Episode 151)

At this time, our program was on from 9 PM – 10 PM.

01.) Germ of Youth * Comet Gain * 7″
02.) Theresa * Bodines * ep
03.) Graveyard * Antietam * Rope-a-Dope
04.) Orange Moon * Eleventh Dream Day * Ursa Major
05.) Gather Up Your Wings and Fly * Felt * ep
06.) Every Conversation * June Brides * Every Conversation
07.) Roxy Girls * Yummy Fur * Night Club
08.) Fiesty Faust * Lumiere * it seemed like a good idea at the time
09.) Ala Bala * Revyu * Revyu
10.) Jr * Codeine * Barely Real

KPSU Playlist

moss garden variety hour

Pledge Drive Madness!

Pledge Drive Madness!

moss garden variety hour (Pledge Drive Karaoke)

Another Guest Appearance on the moss garden variety hour!It’s week two of Pledge Drive, and Ranger Mike & Andy Z wanted to continue their Karaoke madness by doing it again. Again, Michelle from Chopsticks was kind enough to donate her official work discs for the occasion, and we had a pretty great turnout with an even better sound set-up. This show was only 1 hour long, but Miss Meghan asked me to open her show by singing (along with Lux) their cover of “Psychotic Reaction,” which is one of my all time fave songs. All in all, it was quite, quite fun. Here are the links:

We’ll probably be having more Karaoke features on KPSU in the future, so stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy the stuff you hear in the archive, and thanks again for donating your ears, time and money to KPSU.

Dr. Frank (Portman), LIVE!

King Dork Himself!

King Dork Himself!

Dr. Frank Portman, LIVE! (KPSU Phase I Episode 101)

Frank Portman is known for many things, but most recently his transformation into author with the publication of his first book – King Dork – has elevated him beyond the normal punk rock trappings of his band The Mr. T Experience, and placed him in a whole new category of Rock Star. Fans and critics alike have come to praise the book, which paints an honest and sometimes painful view of the life of a teen, while simultaneously helping people interested in both the written word and music discover new aspects of the same person.

Join KPSU this Wednesday, May 24th at 5 PM (covering for The Guitar Shop this week) as we spend some time with Dr. Frank, for an interview an acoustic performance of some of his songs. This is a special Pledge Drive performance, and something that we’re very happy to be putting on for you. Thanks again to everyone who made this happen. See ya then.

Update: Dr. Frank came through in spades, and the performance was great! He read two excerpts from his book, did a lot of bantering about himself and what he does, and even performed three songs. (One of which was written by the main character of his novel!) So freakin’ cool!

This episode aired from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Cassia Gammil, LIVE!

Cassia Gammil

Cassia Gammil

Cassia Gammil, LIVE! (KPSU Phase I Episode 100)

This week for Pledge Drive I set up a wonderful performance by none other than Cassia Gammil. Cassia is a fantastic musician recently relocated from New Orleans in the wake of the Hurricane. She currently performs in two bands (as a drummer in Cherry Wolf and as a bass player in an as-yet-debuted band). For her solo work, Cassia’s organ and vocal work is second to none, and her songs are beautiful and tragic in a way that will thrill you and make you want more. In this show, We feature a full performance of her original music, plus two songs by her previous New Orleans bands (Tragic Girls End Up Like This & Cielo de Cinnamon). This is a strong Pledge Drive performance by a second-to-none artist, and we’re lucky to have her on KPSU.

Playlist:

01.) Snake * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
02.) Circle * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
03.) Who You Think You Are * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
04.) The Death Of Me * Tragic Girls End Up Like This * MySpace Profile
05.) It Always Gets Better * Cielo de Cinnamon * MySpace Profile
06.) Dig And Climb * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
07.) I Still Feel Like Dancing * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
08.) We’re Feeling Very Very * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06
09.) Find Me Out * Cassia Gammil * Performed Live On 05/23/06

KPSU Playlist

moss garden variety hour

Pledge Drive Madness

Pledge Drive Madness

moss garden variety hour (Pledge Drive Karaoke)

For Pledge Drive, Ranger Mike & Andy Z came up with the fantastic idea of doing Karaoke on the radio. Michelle from Chopsticks was kind enough to donate her official work discs for the occasion, and Mike invited many of us (friends and DJs included) to help sing along. This was a a two hour presentation for Pledge Drive, and I have to say, Mike & Andy really know how to throw a party!

Pledge Drive has been really kicking a lot of ass this week! I’m glad Mike and Andy let me partake in another part of it! Go KPSU Karaoke Team!

The KPSU Pledge Band

The KPSU Pledge Band

The KPSU Pledge Band

The KPSU Pledge Band (Pledge Drive) (KPSU Phase I Episode 099)

At this time, our program was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Being the first week of our Pledge Drive, I decided to call in some friends of mine for the Second Annual KPSU Pledge Band Extravaganza! That’s right, a quick pick-up band was formed from various people I know, and they offered to play cover songs live on the air, all of which are requested by live callers. Last year I only managed to get two people to show up, and this year, in doubling the number of people, I also managed to increae the money raised by ten-fold. As usual, hilarity ensued (it’s just hard to have more that four musicians in a room together without them getting a little excited), and we even managed to attrack a bit of a crowd, too, which really added to the atmosphere. This was, by far, the most hectic and unusual episode of my show to date… and in many ways, the most fun, too. Thanks to all the callers and pledgers! We all thank you for making us produce such wonderful and fun shows!

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Radicchio & Tet Soi Venn, LIVE!

The Mayonnaise Vs. Venn

The Mayonnaise Vs. Venn

Radicchio & Tet Soi Venn (Pledge Drive) (KPSU Phase I Episode 045)

Tonight I was joined again by the members of The Mayonaise vs. Venn Demonstrational, who put together a special effort to make it through two hours of Pledge Drive madness and cover songs. Don’t forget to listen, will ya?


The Mayonnaise vs. Venn Demonstrational, LIVE!

The Mayonnaise Vs. Venn

The Mayonnaise Vs. Venn

The Mayonnaise vs. Venn Demonstrational (Pledge Drive) (KPSU Phase I Episode 044)

This weeks show brings you a very special in-studio, live performance. Please join us by tuning in or stoping by the station to see The Mayonaise vs. Venn Demonstrational bring you their very own brand local music. See ya then.