DJ Sonrisa | 1-3 am, Thursdays
To me, "The Crunge" has its own identity separate from its roles as both the glue (Side 1, Track 4) and the wild card of my all time favorite album, Led Zeppelin's 1973 release, Houses of the Holy. I see the Crunge as a place where eclecticism, creativity and passion to express a unique take on music come to thrive. The song is far from the most beautiful or enchanting in the Zep catalog, but, to me, its unapologetic bizarreness gives it a unique charm. With so many intentional, abrupt tempo changes and its frenetic energy, "The Crunge" is impossible to groove to - the song's unconventional primary goal. Take that, the moment of faint guitar tuning in the background, the funky undertones, the random phrases - it's definitely an acquired taste. But somehow it works.
All the seemingly disjointed elements blend together to create something cohesive - not sloppy or chaotic, but rich in character. The vibe I get from "The Crunge" exemplifies my intentions for my first weekly, 3-hour block at WRIR. I get a huge rush from combining all the players in my absurdly broad music taste in unexpectedly coherent ways. For me, nothing compares to the feeling I get knowing I'm connecting with listeners, sharing my unique perspective on music and enthusiasm for the art of sound, and exposing my fellow music-heads to songs, artists, genres, scenes and unique combinations of different shades of the four that they wouldn't have heard otherwise (and definitely not on mainstream radio, thank you, WRIR.)
Recent Blog Entries
12/27/12 The Crunge // Closing out 2012
Lara subbing in for Sonrisa this week on the last Crunge of 2012!
Getting all sentimental with some songs about time, memories, and the new year...
Tonight in the Crunge: cuts from the freshest new artists and albums of the year... or as least as many as we can cram in to two hours. A truly multi-genre experience feat. Killer Mike, Tame Impala, Goat, FlyLo, Black Moth Super Rainbow, ISIS, Lilacs & Champagne, ESKMO, The Black Angels & beyond.
As always, thanks for taking some time to listen to my program. And even more thanks to guest WRIR-DJ-to-Be Andrew Barnes for stopping by with some great additions to my playlist (see *).
Much love. Full playlist after the jump.
mr. atavist here filling in for DJ Sonrisa on the mighty Crunge. Thanks to Sonrisa for the vote of confidence…and thank you for your patronage.
Let's go to work.
Tonight in the Crunge, local groovers Celtic Panda stop by with some unreleased material and a playlists of the artists who inspired their sound. Full playlist after the jump.
In this belated Thanksgiving episode (at least for me), I share my gratitude toward the people who have helped shape my taste in music.
11/22/12 I AM SO THANKFUL FOR WRIR!
Tonight you will hear some music I am thankful to have in my life. I am also thankful for you, fearless listener!