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

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,357 views]
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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 | 1,018 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 | 1,952 views]
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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 | 1,413 views]
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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 | 8,557 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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Jamie Lee Curtis is Our Guest DJ

Posted September 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,723 views]
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Very rarely do I care about the personal lives of celebrities, but I’ve always wondered about Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest.
Such an interesting pairing of incredibly talented people.
I finally got to hear how they met when Jamie joined us as a Guest DJ this week.
The story goes that she was flipping through the issue of Rolling Stone with Cyndi Lauper on the cover …

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Listen to a Lost Song from Mark Duplass

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 3,472 views]
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Mark Duplass has done a LOT.
Any mention of his name and I guarantee there will be a chorus of different projects he’s been involved in — The League! The Mindy Project! Tammy! – to his mumblecore roots and indie films like “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The One I Love”, which was a Sundance favorite this year and opens in theaters soon.
BUT a lot of …

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Graphic Designer Chip Kidd is Our Guest DJ

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,525 views]
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I’ve always been particularly drawn to how, of any of the art forms, music has the ability to coexist and expand upon the other arts, from the visual to the literary to the cinematic.  And for me this is one of the great pleasures of our Guest DJ series. 
Getting to understand how music affects and influences non-music-based artists is always enlightening, whether their …

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Weird Al Yankovic is Back!

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 6 Comments | 1,911 views]
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Guest contributor Jeff Miller is a giant Weird Al fan and the only person who could write this post. Pictured above with Al at KCRW
I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t a fan of Weird Al Yankovic — I’m pretty sure there’s a video somewhere of a 5-year-old me singing “Eat It” and I’m one of about 10 people who …

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From Rude Boy to B-Boy to SHIELD agent: Clark Gregg’s Guest DJ Set

Posted June 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,896 views]
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Described as the glue that holds the increasingly-diverse Marvel cinematic universe (i.e. Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, Agents of SHIELD) together, Clark Gregg’s role as Agent Phil Coulson has made him a favorite among fan-boys & fan-girls everywhere (including THIS fan-boy!)
But he’s also an actor of distinction and subtlety, having appeared in such films as State and Main, (500) Days of Summer and Much …

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