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Fab Fashion

Hard to imagine today, but this look was cutting edge in 1963. Proper entertainers were expected to wear matching suits/ties and “fit in”. Here come The Beatles. Granted, the Fab Four had their knock-off Pierre Cardin matching collarless suits too but for their “With the Beatles” cover photo session (called “Meet the Beatles” in the U.S.), John, George, Paul and Ringo rocked the black turtlenecks…and they changed popular culture forever. 50 years have passed since the recording of The Beatles’ second LP; you can hear how timeless the sound is every Thursday morning on KZSC’s “Here, There & Everywhere” program.

PS: Not only did Steve Jobs borrow the Apple name from his favorite band, he kept the look too.

Ilyn family photo

Meet The Ilyn Family

From left to right, here are the Ilyn sisters: Natasha, Samantha and Tatianna. This is a KZSC first: two siblings on our Governing Board at the same time. Natasha was elected into the Promotions Director position (handling ticket & swag giveaways) and Tatianna will be our new Design Director (stickers, shirts and other goodies). Sadly, we couldn’t make it a trio; Samantha is only 17 and came by to visit her sisters at The Great 88. Who knows? It could be all Ilyn, all the time in 2014 at KZSC!

Molly & Banana

Velvet Banana Slug

In 1967 Andy Warhol produced the famous yellow banana sticker cover for The Velvet Underground & Nico’s album with “peel slowly and see” printed near the tip. Those who did remove the banana skin found a pink, peeled banana beneath. Since UC Santa Cruz is home to the Banana Slugs and KZSC, we thought this would be a cool tribute to the Underground and the year broadcasting spawned as an underground activity at UCSC. The Velvet Banana joins a bunch of other KZSC brand products on our Shop Site; available in all sizes.

DJ Prudence & art

Looking At A Glass Onion…

DJ Prudence displays her artwork, a painting entitled “Glass Onion”. It’s her re-imagining of the classic Lennon song from The White Album. This one-of-a-king piece will be offered today on The Beatles’ “Here, There & Everywhere” program, along with other Fab Four thank you gifts and of course your requests. Thursday mornings without George, Paul, Ringo and John would not be the same…call in during our Pledge Drive, 831-459-2811 or DONATE online to support community radio and this program.

 

ZINE 2

Submit to Anonymous Callers 2nd Edition

Back by popular demand and just in time for the cold, harsh, lonely winter months, KZSC’s 2nd edition of Anonymous Caller is now accepting submissions. The theme for this issue is graffiti-you’ve-spotted-around-that-looks-cool. That means photos of bathroom graffiti, wall graffiti, sweet doodles and tags. Tags your grandma throws up, really bad tags, really good tags…you get the idea. Of course all other musical content will be warmly welcomed. Want to print an interview with your neighbor’s sad dad-rock band? Send it in! Wanna tell the world what you really think about Tame Impala? Jot it down! Have a muffin recipe to share (that may or may not include impalas)? You know what to do. Send your submissions to: zine@kzsc.org. The deadline to submit is Friday, January 18th.

 

Django-Django

Best Album Artwork of 2012

We’ve all been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about albums? Imagine walking in to your local record store, pumped to flip through bins and let your eyes scan over the endless possibilities for a new find. How many times has an album jumped out at you, not because of the name of the band, but because of the image plastered on its cover? Covers communicate an album’s first impression upon its viewers, hoping that by catching your eye it will tempt your ears into listening to the artist’s work. This year, there has been a flood of great music entering our station at KZSC, and I can’t help but get excited when I see the freshly printed covers. It was hard to pick a few favorites, and I’d love to hear from you about the albums you find to be the prettiest albums of 2012. Comment away, this list is hardly exhaustive!

Django Django, Self-Titled album Released January 30, 2012

Visions by Grimes, released January 31, 2012

Ugly by Screaming Females, Released April 3, 2012

Blunderbluss by Jack White, released April 23, 2012

Grief Pedigree by KA, Released April 24, 2012

Father John Misty by Fear Fun, Released April 30, 2012

In Our Heads by Hot Chip, released June 11, 2012

Russian Roulette by Alchemist, released July 17, 2012

Slaughterhouse by Ty Segall Band, released June 26, 2012

YOKOKIMTHURSTON by Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, & Thurston Moore. Released September 25, 2012

III by Crystal Castles, released November 7, 2012

Bastards by Bjork, released November 19, 2012