Carolyn Swift discusses Capitola City Museum; David Swanger is the new SC County Poet Laureate
It’s been just over a year since we shed some red and black tears with the news of the official retirement of The White Stripes. Since then the world has been waiting anxiously to see what the musical genius Jack White will bring next. The wait is over – White has announced on his fancy new website that he will be releasing his first solo LP on April 24th on his own Third Man Records label. Titled Blunderbuss, I think it’s safe to say (after listening to the first single, “Love Interruption”) it’s going to be amazing. White states that Blunderbuss is, “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”
I’m counting down the days until I can listen to the LP on repeat. If you need to satisfy your Jack White fix sooner, White is releasing a 7” with songs “Love Interruption” and “Machine Gun Silhouette” which can be purchased through the Third Man Records website. I know I’ve already got my hands on it, how about you?
College students across the country are participating in A Day of Action in support of public education today. UCSC students and other members of the campus community are involved rallies and other activities at the both entrances to the campus that has had an impact the flow of traffic onto campus.
If you are planning to come to the campus on today, please check the UCSC web site where the Public Affairs Office has been posting information and updates. KZSC will be broadcasting traffic updates, news and information regarding the Day of Action throughout the day and evening.
As a favorite band, Dr. Dog is a pretty good one to have. They tour frequently, put out great albums consistently and they seem to really like pizza and hats, as you can see in their new video.
It’s been lucky times for their fans because their new album, Be the Void, just came out. And the whole thing has been streaming on the Team Coco website!!! The new album is full of rolling guitars, and the warm vocal harmonies that have come to characterize their music. Tracks like “How Long Must I Wait” are a throwback their older, more lo-fi, bass-heavy stuff and “Get Away” has a gorgeous melody.
Sad But True Fact: we can’t keep every bit of music we’ve ever received here at KZSC; the four walls just can’t hold it all. New stuff spends 60 days in the air studio but after that we’ve got to make hard decisions whether or not it goes into our music library archives or gets purged. Even music that may have seemed “essential” a year ago might to get yanked to make room for the new. You can’t say that this process has any kind of rules; one DJ’s honey is another DJ’s hemlock. This is why our music directors & librarian take a second look at the purges before anything goes away forever. Stay tuned to KZSC to hear what we kept; to find out what didn’t make the cut, visit us at our fall Ultimate Music Sale event next November 17th.
As KZSC’s friendly neighborhood Volunteer Coordinator, it is within my job description to give new students (soon-to-be the future generations of our staff) tours of our log cabin home. The Willy Wonka-esque reveal of KZSC’s CD library and its 60,000+ inhabitants never fails to make eyes widen and mouths gape, and the delight and astonishment it creates is one of the greatest joys of the job. Since these tours are a daily occurrence and I have been at the station for all of my four years at UCSC, it would seem likely that I would be thoroughly jaded to the station and the wonders within, but to this day I am not immune to its charms and constantly wowed by what can be found. Last night’s serendipitous discovery was no exception. Read more