The Eclectic Electric Podcast

February 19, 2009


Eclectic Electric was heard during spring semester 2009 on Mondays from 1-2 pm (PST) on KSFS Radio, the official radio station of San Francisco State University.

On this blog, you will find an archive of shows including logs of songs played and an overview of the week’s discussions. Each show can be streamed live (please allow time for the file to load after pushing play) or downloaded in mp3 format to play on your computer or transfer to a portable device.

Have a listen to this 5 minute show demo to get an idea of what the show sounds like.

Episode 11: May 18, 2009

May 19, 2009

Today, Mallory from The Halfway House w/ Melly and Mally stops by to co-host the final episode of Eclectic Electric, a two hour bonus edition. It is bittersweet to close the show. The show has grown a lot over the semester, and it’s sad to say goodbye. At the same time, however, I am excited about my new role as KSFS music director and an all-new radio program in the fall.

Stay tuned!

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. Bad Boy Bill ft. Alyssa Palmer – Falling Anthem *
  2. Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (John Disco Reversion) *
  3. Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Radio Remix) *
  4. Gossip – Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix) *
  5. Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot (Chateau Marmont Remix) *
  6. Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix) *
  7. Bob Sinclar – The Way I Feel
  8. Little Boots – New In Town
  9. Kris Menace – Metropolis (Short Cut) *
  10. The Bird and Bee – Love Letter To Japan
  11. Sam Sparro – Black and Gold
  12. Chris Cornell – Part Of Me (Steve Aoki Remix) *
  13. Sneaky Sound System – 16
  14. Fischerspooner – To The Moon
  15. Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (Van She Tech Remix)
  16. Annie – Anthonio


Episode 10: May 11, 2009

May 12, 2009

Today is a “best of” edition of Eclectic Electric. I play some of my favorite songs from the show and talk to callers about what their favorite moments are. I also talk to my friend Alberto, who has written a haiku for a poetry contest. Please vote for him here so he can win a grant for Shared Space.

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. MGMT – Kids
  2. Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
  3. Tiga – Shoes
  4. CSS – Meeting Paris Hilton
  5. Little Boots – New In Town
  6. La Roux – Bulletproof (Tepr Remix) *
  7. Shout Out Louds – Impossible (Possible Remix By Studio)
  8. Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek (DVW Spring Remix) *
  9. Madcon – Beggin’ (DJ Size Rocfam Remix)
  10. Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc. (Pet Shop Boys Radio Mix)
  11. Mew – Am I Wry? No
  12. Von Iva – Lala
  13. Ironik – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) (ft. Chipmunk and Elton John)
  14. O.M.D. – If You Leave (’93 Digital Remix)


Episode 9: May 4, 2009

May 8, 2009

Today’s theme is “Misery Loves Company.” With the end of the semester nearing, many students are stressing over final projects and exams. I invite listeners to call in to get things off their chests. And as always, an eclectic mix of music for your ears.

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. Of Montreal – Jimmy (M.I.A. Cover)
  2. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Wow (DJ Will.I.Am Remix) *
  3. Cicada – Metropolis *
  4. Datarock – Computer Camp Love (Devo Mutato Full Mix)
  5. Little Boots – Day ‘n’ Nite (Kid CuDi Cover)
  6. CSS – Alcohol
  7. Shiny Toy Guns – Major Tom
  8. Sam Sparro – Black and Gold (Al Usher Radio Mix)
  9. Lazee feat. Neverstore – Hold On *
  10. Javah & Tiff Lacey – One By One (Niels van Gogh & Spacekid Mix)
  11. Annie Lennox – Bitter Pill
  12. Elke – Blue Dream Lover *


Episode 9: April 27, 2009

April 28, 2009


On this program this week, we discuss how to tell if one has swine flu or just a hangover, Morrissey being spotted at DNA Lounge after canceling his Bay Area show, a woman who was fired from her job for using Facebook — and of course, there is also a lot of great new music.

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. The Vanish – Hold On *
  2. The Pragmatic – Circles * (Download the EP free & legally)
  3. Dragonette – I Get Around
  4. Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule (Justice Remix) *
  5. Morrissey – I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
  6. Noisettes – Don’t Upset The Rhythm *
  7. Bad Boy Bill – Falling Anthem (Chase’s Neily Dan Mix) *
  8. The Cazals – Somebody Somewhere
  9. Little Boots – Rich Boys (The Virgins Cover) (Download free & legally)
  10. My Brightest Diamond – Something of an End
  11. U 2 – Magnificent (Fred Falke Remix)
  12. Coldplay – Life In Technicolor II (Broke One Remix)



Since Jesse didn’t make it in for The Monday Show this week, you get an Eclectic Electric bonus hour. I play more music and talk about (and try to get to the bottom of) why Apple’s iTunes store charges 30¢ per track to upgrade already purchased tracks to the new DRM-free format.

  1. The Dø – On My Shoulders (WILDLIFE! Remix)
  2. Chris Cornell – Part of Me (DJ Kleerup Remix)
  3. Lady GaGa – LoveGame (LMFAO Party Rock Remix)
  4. Discobitch – C’est Beau La Bourgeoisie *
  5. Boomkat – What U Do 2 Me (Chris Lord-Alge Radio Mix)
  6. Lily Allen – Not Fair (Shahaf Moran Radio Edit)
  7. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow (Boys Noize Remix)
  8. Fischerspooner – The Best Revenge
  9. Fol Chen – Cable TV
  10. Tiga – Shoes (Bang Gang Remix) *
  11. Peaches – I Feel Cream *
  12. Little Boots – Love Kills *
  13. Ultravox – Sleepwalk
  14. The Bird and the Bee – Love Letter to Japan
  15. The Juan MacLean – One Day *
  16. MGMT – Kids


Episode 8: April 20, 2009

April 23, 2009

This week, I play some of my favorite new songs and, since the weather is so damn hot this week, a handful of 90s pop hits that remind me of summertime.

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. Little Boots – New In Town *
  2. FrankMusik – Better Off As Two *
  3. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
  4. Röyksopp feat. Lykke Li – Miss It So Much
  5. Linus Loves – Prom Night
  6. Tiga – Shoes *
  7. The Presets – Talk Like That
  8. Cagedbaby – Hello There (The Presets Remix)
  9. Lady GaGa – LoveGame (Robots to Mars Remix)
  10. LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  11. George Michael – Fastlove
  12. Paula Abdul – Crazy Cool (Single Remix Version)
  13. Rye Rye & M.I.A. – Bang (Rene Goulet’s Rear-Entry Explosion)


Episode 7: April 6, 2009

April 7, 2009


My sister, musician Sarah Asher, calls into the show to talk a little bit about her music and play her song “Tragic Magic” which is reviewed and featured on NPR’s Second Stage podcast of up and coming indie musicians. You can find her latest album So This Is Love at Tract Records for a mere $8.00, including shipping and handling. Pick up a copy or two so you can say you knew her when she becomes big and famous.

My friend Elliott also hangs out in the studio. We talk about some weird news and he requests an old school Michael Jackson track, which spurs another listener to call and request a Zapp & Roger song that makes my day.

  1. Carlo Dall Anese & Fabio Castro – Monday
  2. Phoenix – 1901 *
  3. Röyksopp feat. Robyn – The Girl and the Robot
  4. Imogen Heap – Goodnight and Go (Immi’s Radio Version)
  5. MGMT – Kids (Pet Shop Boys Synthpop Mix)
  6. Sarah Asher – Tragic Magic
  7. Fischerspooner – Supply & Demand
  8. Styrofoam – After Sunset
  9. Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  10. The Private – My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix) *
  11. Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (Donovan All Star Remix) *
  12. Zapp & Roger – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)
  13. Kanye West, Kid CuDi, Common & Lady GaGa – I Poke Her Face



This week, you get two episodes in one. Jesse didn’t make it in for The Monday Show, which follows Eclectic Electric, so Ian, Emily, Zoe, and I take over the station for an extra hour to play some of our favorite songs and dish about everything from gay marriage in Iowa, to how ridiculous people look on Segways, to the top reasons to attend the Folsom Street Fair. We had fun with it and hope you will enjoy it too.

  1. Lily Allen – Not Fair
  2. Sneaky Sound System – UFO
  3. Chromeo – Momma’s Boy
  4. Tribeca – Her Breasts Were Still Small
  5. The Presets – The Girl and the Sea
  6. Metronomy – Heartbreaker
  7. Shiny Toy Guns – Le Disko
  8. Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
  9. Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Mr. Dan’s Magic Wand Mix)


Listen to Super Happy Fun Time with Zoe on KSFS on Saturday from 10:00am-11:30am – or check out her Blog & Podcast.

Listen to the Antidote with Ian on KSFS on Saturday from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Episode 6: March 30, 2009

March 31, 2009

On this weeks episode, I play and dish about lots of great new music.

The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. Sneaky Sound System – Kansas City
  2. Little Boots – Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)
  3. Shazam – Pool Party 2009 *
  4. Architecture in Helsinki – That Beep
  5. Peter, Bjorn and John – Nothing to Worry About
  6. Keane – Better Than This (Stuart Price Remix)
  7. Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc. *
  8. Lady GaGa – Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) (Pet Shop Boys Remix)
  9. Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix)
  10. Pnau feat. Ladyhawke – Embrace
  11. Blacklight Flashlight – Dreaming In *
  12. Metric – Gimme Sympathy *
  13. Lady Sovereign – So Human


Episode 5: March 16, 2009

March 17, 2009

Ian, a fellow KSFS-er, stops by the show today. He, a couple callers and I talk about the lady who slipped a tranquilizer in her boss’ coffee because she thought he needed to “chill out,” Amy Winehouse pulling out of Coachella because her visa was denied, and a quick recap of the Lady GaGa show at Mezzanine over the weekend.

I also play the following songs. The stars (*) indicate my favorite new tracks of the week.

  1. Cut Copy – Saturdays
  2. Sébastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear (Sebastian Remix)
  3. Fol Chen – Cable TV *
  4. The Golden Filter – Solid Gold *
  5. Sneaky Sound System – 16 *
  6. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own (Al Usher Remix)
  7. Lily Allen – I Could Say
  8. Lake Heartbeat – Between Dreams
  9. Asobi Seksu – Familiar Light (Twins Remix)
  10. Lady GaGa – Poker Face (Space Cowboy Remix)
  11. Alanis Morissette – Giggling Again For No Reason
  12. Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine


Episode 4: March 9, 2009

March 10, 2009

On today’s program, Ismael joins me to talk about the Safe Place on the SF State campus. We also talk about the blood shortage in the Bay Area and the fact that gay men are banned from donating. Finally in celebrity trash, we discuss devastated celebrities Victoria Beckham and Miley Cyrus.

I also play the following songs:

  1. Pryda – Miami to Atlanta
  2. The Presets – Yippiyo-Ay
  3. Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning
  4. Chateau Marmont – Anything & Everywhere
  5. Kleerup – Thank You For Nothing
  6. Radiohead – Reckoner
  7. Tilly & The Wall – Beat Control
  8. Daft Punk – Digital Love
  9. Sibley – Tie Me Down
  10. CSS – Move


Episode 3: March 2, 2009

March 3, 2009

Today’s show was a fun one. Lots of friends stopped by or called into the studio.

We discuss everything from cursing and the power we give to words, to the extra complexity Facebook profiles add to dating and relationships, to auditioning to be Paris Hilton’s BFF, to a dead body found in a Bloomingdale’s bathroom. I know, random.

Also, Elliott from the band SHAMPU! stops by the studio to talk about an upcoming show and play us a track from his band.

I also play the following songs:

  1. Spiller – Cry Baby (Röyksopp’s Malselves Memorobilia Remix)
  2. Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Teenagers Remix)
  3. CSS – Meeting Paris Hilton
  4. The Bird and the Bee – Diamond Dave
  5. Fischerspooner – Never Win
  6. Lily Allen – Fuck You
  7. Alphabeat – Boyfriend
  8. Primal Scream – Uptown (Calvin Harris Remix)
  9. SHAMPU! – All She Really Wants
  10. Yelle – Tu Es Beau