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Anne Litt’s Top Songs of 2009

Posted December 30, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 2,078 views]

Before 2010 begins, I wanted to get one more “best of” list in! Here are Anne Litt’s Top 10 Songs of 2009  — followed by some runner ups

Bill Callahan “Too Many Birds”  I Wish We Were An Eagle
Neko Case “This Tornado Loves You”  Middle Cyclone
Mum “Illuminated”  Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know
Alela Diane  “To Be Still”  To Be Still
Mayer Hawthorne  “Maybe So, Maybe …

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Eclectic24’s Album Preview: Duke Ellington

Posted December 28, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 3,473 views]

Duke Ellington is one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the20th Century and Eclectic24 will preview his “Three Suites” album in its entirety tonight (Monday, Dec 28) at 8pm PST. It will also be available on demand, after it airs, until Tuesday, January 26. On  “Three Suites” he masterfully adapts material from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suites,” then …

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“500 Days of Summer” Screenwriter Scott Neustadter is Our Guest DJ

Posted December 23, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 2,658 views]

I loved the movie “500 Days of Summer” and I’m not surprised to see it making many Top 10 lists for the year. For today’s Guest DJ set, we hosted Scott Neustadter, who co-wrote the indie hit film.  The movie was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and was released on DVD yesterday. It is based on Scott’s real life romance, so I wasn’t …

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Today’s Top Tune by LA Band Music Go Music

Posted December 23, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 1,117 views]

Just last week the LA Times featured local band Music Go Music as one of the best in town, calling their debut a “hook-filled blast through pop’s past.” The band is fronted by married couple Meredith and David Metcalf from the band Bodies of Water, as well as Adam Siegel. Music Go Music tip their hats to bands like Abba, with a mix of …

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Upcoming on MBE and KCRW Presents

Posted December 23, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 1,290 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Friday, December 25, Tom Schnabel hosts a globe-hopping yuletide special as Morning Becomes Eclectic
Monday, December 28, Jeremy Sole is guest host on Morning Becomes Eclectic
Tuesday, December 29, Michael Barnes is guest host on Morning Becomes Eclectic
Wednesday, December 30, Eric J. Lawrence is guest host on Morning Becomes Eclectic
Thursday, December 31, Gary Calamar is guest …

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Flaming Lips’ Version of “Dark Side Of The Moon” Out Today

Posted December 22, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 3,635 views]

When the Flaming Lips performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic this past October, they brought a special pre-Halloween treat – a cover of Pink Floyd’s song “Eclipse” off “Dark Side of the Moon.” It was the first time they had performed it live and Wayne Coyne told us they planned to cover the entire album. Lo and behold, it is out today exclusively on iTunes. …

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2010 Music Preview from KCRW’s Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence

Posted December 22, 2009 by | 3 Comments | 9,181 views]

KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence (Sun, mid-3am) sees it all. His “office” is filled with postal bins of hundreds of CDs from all around the world – hand-sharpied demos, releases for labels big and small – just about everything. He listens to them ALL. Every CD gets a chance because you never know when you might hear the next Jesca …

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Eclectic24 Album Preview: Laura Veirs

Posted December 22, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 2,490 views]

KCRW DJs have been all over the new record by Portland-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, particularly the track “Carol Kaye.” The song was Today’s Top Tune last week and features vocals from My Morning Jacket/Monsters of Folk singer Jim James. I read this quote from Jim and I have to share it: “Laura’s like the queen bee and my ear is her hive; she nests …

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Do You Have New Year’s Eve Plans Yet?

Posted December 21, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 2,958 views]

If you’re staying in town for New Year’s Eve here are some sure bets for a great time.

New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31 2009

Viceroy Hotel (Santa Monica)
KCRW DJs Jason Bentley and Raul Campos join King Britt and Jaime Strong for TWENTY 10 (A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION).
Zanzibar (Santa Monica)
AFRO FUNKE NYE 2009 feat. GARTH TRINIDAD, JEREMY SOLE, NAJITE AGINDOTAN AND CAPOEIRA BATUQUE AT …

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Gary Calamar’s Top 10 Songs of ‘09

Posted December 21, 2009 by | 0 Comments | 2,208 views]

Every time I ask KCRW DJ Gary Calamar to make a Top 10 album list, he cringes. He’s just more of a song guy, which I can appreciate. It’s probably in part due to his work as a music supervisor, where each individual track is key. With that, I give you Gary’s Top 10 SONGS of the year.
(also, check out his program page for …

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