Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Filed under: KALX Musings,Music Scene — Queenkv June 19, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

Earlier this month, we checked out the Davis music scene with a KDVS concert. One of my favorite bands from my KALX days, Casiotone of the Painfully Alone, headlined the $5 concert at on the UC Davis campus.

Cross Posted on my Brainpickings

LA-Based Foot Foot opened up the show.

Foot Foot @ UC Davis from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.
I fell in love with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone almost 8 years ago, back when I was a KALX DJ. During my midnight DJ shifts, Owen Ashworth’s electronic landscapes helped ease me into the world of free-form, independent music.

Casiotone at UC Davis from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.
At this KDVS concert, I was amazed at the lush sound he produced all by himself. He was wizard on the mixer, keyboard, vocals and anything that could be plugged into his show. He played a couple of songs off his 2006 album, “Etiquette.”

Muxtape and Queenkv

Filed under: Playlists — Queenkv April 1, 2008 @ 8:51 am

I loved making mix tapes in junior high and high school. This was before CD burners and iPods. Back in the day, I’d record what was hip and trendy off the radio, add in selections from my small CD collection and splice it all together on our dusty stereo in the living room. I loved making mix tapes of Broadway musicals, soundtracks and pop tunes for my skating workouts. And later, I made odes to love for my boyfriends. Good times.

This morning: I made my first Muxtape. I mixed in They Might Be Giants, Aubrey and other goodies. Take a listen…or make your own Muxtape.

Last.FM and Queenkv

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Queenkv July 13, 2007 @ 10:43 am

I started using this week. It’s been fun exploring similar artists and adding the app to my facebook profile. However, some songs ended up stalling in the player.

Still, an interesting way to learn about new and favorite artists.

Queenkv’s Aural Fixations – Episode 22

Filed under: Music Scene,Podcasts — Queenkv June 4, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

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It’s almost summer time in Topeka. This podcast features live versions of classic favorites from Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie. This episode also features new favorites…I finally bought a Nouvelle Vauge album. They blew me away when I saw them live at the Hollywood Bowl.

And music by Imogen Heap – a musical genius. During this radio session, she redefines what it means to be a one-woman-band with this beautiful live version of “Just for Now.”

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Queenkv’s Aural Fixations – Episode 21

Filed under: Music Scene,Podcasts — Queenkv April 6, 2007 @ 11:17 am

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It doesn’t feel like Spring in Topeka…but I suppose we don’t get much of a choice in the cold temps. Today’s episode is about good memories and some rockin’ live music. My cousin saw the Black Eyed Peas in a Vegas concert.

Last weekend, I caught American Catastrophe during the Sonic Spectrum Anniversary Showcase in Kansas City. Good times.

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Playlist: Song – Artist – Album
Bobby Malone Moves Home – Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Etiquette

Wither – American Catastrophe – Excerpts From The Broken Bone Choir

Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

If You Go Away (DJ Skymoo Mix) – Shirley Bassey – The Remix Album

Bebot – Black Eyed Peas – Monkey Business

Open Your Eyes – Minus Story – The Captain Is Dead; Let The Drum Corps Dance

Mic Music

Night Sight – Air – Pocket Symphony

Queenkv’s Aural Fixations – Episode 20

Filed under: Podcasts — Queenkv February 24, 2007 @ 7:11 am

My first show for 2007.
How about that!
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It’s stormy outside and Kansas may see some tornadoes this weekend. Eeck.
So for this show, I wanted fun music. The Electrolettes always rock. I also enjoy Ghosty’s feel-good vibes on Clouds Solve It. I was a little disappointed when I saw them in Lawrence last year. But I dig their studio recordings. Maybe I’ll give them a second chance. Maybe.

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Social History of Grief – Electrolettes – Plug Me In
New Year’s Kiss – Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (by Owen Ashworth) – Etiquette
Clouds Solve It – Ghosty (Featuring Wayne Coyne) – Grow Up Or Sleep In
High Fives – Four Tet (by Kieran Hebden) – Everything Ecstatic
Let Your Mind Be Your Bed – Felix Da Housecat – Devin Dazzle And The Neon Fever
Sleeping In – The Postal Service (by Benjamin Gibbard) – Give Up

Mic Break Music

Hunters – State Of Bengal – Visual Audio

DJ Diva takes on WordPress

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Queenkv November 26, 2006 @ 6:16 am

Here’s my next blog to move over to WordPress…so far…so good. On to tweaking the site to make it podcast friendly…

Queenkv’s Aural Fixations – Episode 19

Filed under: Podcasts — Queenkv November 25, 2006 @ 5:40 am

My Thanksgiving podcast…looking back at home in California.
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I had a lovely meal with my honey and Daisy – chicken adobe, Indian potatoes and Mark baked a pumpkin pie. I sampled several tracks from this episode in my car, on my way to work. I popped in some Mates of State for a nod to my current home state of Kansas. But this group also moved to San Francisco. Someday, I’ll follow in their footsteps – I hope. Bonnie Somerville’s “Winding Road’ hit a chord with me. Her lyrics talked about seeing the ocean and California.
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Queenkv’s Aural Fixations – Episode 18

Filed under: Podcasts — queenkv October 13, 2006 @ 9:09 am

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Fall is in the air…chilling with Coldplay, Jem and Mates of State.
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Queenkv’s Aural Fixations: Interview with Eats Tapes

Filed under: Podcasts — Queenkv September 12, 2006 @ 11:44 am

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This is a special edition of Queenkv’s Aural Fixations. I interview Eats Tapes in 2005 for the KSPC Program Guide.

That summer, Eats Tapes rocked my world during Tigerbeat 6 concert with Knifehandchop and Kid 606.

Any thoughts? Any requests?
Send them to: pika [at] queenkv-dot-org
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