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Let’s Talk About Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk is our Guest DJ

Posted May 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,392 views]
Chuck Palahniuk credit Allan Amato(2)

Chuck Palahniuk has a reputation.
As the author of the acclaimed, darkly satirical novel Fight Club, among a dozen others, he knows how to push people’s buttons.
So when we invited him to play Guest DJ and saw his picks included such hoary 70s epics as Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, & the hoariest of all, Don McLean’s deathless …

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Did Matt Dillon just take you on a date?

Posted May 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 3,352 views]

There’s something rugged and cool about Matt Dillon, like your friend’s hot older brother. He knows all the cool bands, smokes cigarettes behind the bleachers, then you giggle when he says, “hello” in his sultry voice.

Well, that is exactly what his recent picks on this Guest DJ Project reflects.
Today is your lucky day because he is taking you out.
First, he picks you up in his 59′ El Camino with Bing …

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Contemplates the Universe Through Music

Posted April 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 7,130 views]

First off, it must be said that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has the best laugh.
Even if you only listen to his Guest DJ Project set to hear his chuckle as he reveals his longheld desire to be abducted by aliens (!!), you won’t be disappointed.
His admission comes through his choice of Styx’s “Come Sail Away”.
I never realized the prog rock hit was about an …

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Adam Carolla on Prince, The Boss and Why Smokey is the Best

Posted April 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,705 views]
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When I booked Adam Carolla for the Guest DJ Project, I was expecting it to be pure comedy.
And while he was absolutely hilarious in tearing apart people’s worship for artists like Prince and Bruce Springsteen (instead of artists he feels are more deserving, like John Hiatt), he was surprisingly sentimental, and chose songs with real meaning for him throughout his life and career.
Before I …

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Coachella Preview: AC/DC Guest DJ Project Special Edition

Posted April 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,826 views]
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When I heard AC/DC were headlining Coachella, I immediately thought of all the folks who have picked them for their Guest DJ Project sets in the past and immediately started putting together this tribute.
Their stories really stick with me (I produce the show), and even though I think everyone loves a great rock song, these Aussies had a major impact on some very cool …

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Flight of the Conchord’s Jemaine Clement is Our Guest DJ

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,090 views]
Jemaine Clement by Larry Hirshowitz

I had already booked Jemaine Clement to tape a Guest DJ Project set when the news came out that Flight of the Conchords would be touring in 2015 (with new material!).
Jemaine ended up choosing many of the artists that inspired the comedic duo as part of the set — including Prince, Beck and Harry Nilsson (fun fact: Bret also picked Harry in HIS Guest …

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Patrick Stewart Loves LA!

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,289 views]
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From Shakespeare to Star Trek and the hugely successful X-Men series, Sir Pat Stew, as he is known on Twitter, is an iconic actor who has demonstrated an incredible sense of humor on that account.
He also, we learned, appreciates humor and wit in his songwriters.
For his Guest DJ Project set for KCRW, he picked three “songwriters, musicians, lyricists combined” who “represent the very best …

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Shaun White is Our Guest DJ!

Posted January 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,512 views]
DJ Anthony Valadez and Shaun White

Professional snowboarder, skateboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White has been on my wish list for the Guest DJ Project since the show started.
I’m always curious about the tunes that drive athletes to success and, on top of that, he’s a musician himself, playing guitar in a band called Bad Things.
Shaun secretly taught himself how to play guitar after winning one as a …

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is Our Guest DJ

Posted December 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,632 views]

Like many people, I grew up watching Bill Nye, The Science Guy.
When he walked into KCRW’s basement studios wearing his signature bow-tie and cracking jokes, I was pleased to find out his “on air persona” is very much who he is in real life.
From explaining evolution with Emojis to how music impacts us (scientifically speaking, it’s similar to the high from drugs and gambling), …

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The Ultimate 60′s French Pop Playlist from Kari Byron

Posted November 24, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 10,154 views]
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Kari Byron is best known as one of the hosts on “Myth Busters”, as well as the Science Channel’s “Head Rush”. This week she joins us as our Guest DJ (listen here!!) and we learned that she is an aficionado of French pop so we asked her to create a playlist for us.

“Remember Simone from PeeWee’s Big Adventure? I feel like a crazy francophile …

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