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.”

art…from the kalx fundraiser….

Filed under: KALX Musings — queenkv November 29, 2003 @ 4:55 pm

we had some golly darn talented folks manning the phone lines during our fundraiser at kalx radio.


doodle by tammy

here are two by jen of deviantart notoriety.

doodle by jen

again - by jen

Jonathan Lethem and KALX Radio

Filed under: KALX Musings — queenkv October 7, 2003 @ 9:47 am

The SF Chronicle posted this article:
Jonathan Lethem finds urban utopias lost in new novel

Lethem’s book new book: The Fortress of Solitude – is loaded up “with autobiographical sentiment”

According to this article, the writer lived 10 years in Berkeley, working at book stores and living off Telegraph. His book also highlights KALX Radio and his DJ fantasies – no, he wasn’t spinning music, but he was a fan of the station and he played on the KALX softball team – when he got the chance.

The last time I watched KALX staff play softball was a few years ago, at the annual picnic. It was amazing to watch folks attempt to bat away while puffing on their cigerattes – even more fascinating was when folks attempted to steal bases while holding on to their beer bottles – sipping them on base.