Songs of the Week – October 2, 2017

Let this playlist guide you through the uncertainty that is whether or not this Friday will be mountain day…??!?!

xoxo,

the WCFM board :]

Featured Show – Milk Men in the PM, Fridays at 9 PM

Pierceson Brown ’18 & Marshall Borrus ’20

Two cans of condensed milk prompted the Milkmen in the PM radio show. “Pierceson here takes himself to be some kind of human ratatouille,” said Marshall, or DJ Tres Leches, about his amateur chef co-host, DJ Dulce de Leche. Once, while at a friend’s house, Pierceson, much to the dismay of Marshall and others, “dropped two things of condensed milk into a pot for three hours.” Despite his friends’ skepticism, after three hours Pierceson successfully created the dessert dulce de leche. From there, Milkmen in the PM was born.

The two explain their show as “banter, but when we feel like we’re going off the deep end we play music.” While in the past Pierceson, an experienced WCFM DJ, often attempted to schedule their show, Marshall would quickly instigate nonsense: “I see my role as directly to undermine,” noted the ironically lactose intolerant DJ Tres Leches.

While The Milkmen conceded that they often get no more than “that one phantom listener, probably from the radiation,” they are still optimistic about their fan base. “Sometimes, we raffle off tickets to our show. So if people call in quickly enough they get to come,” advertises Pierceson. 
“They’re not great tickets, though, they’re outside,” confided Marshall. 
“Yeah, you have to stand and look in through the window of the studio, but you get a bathroom pass.”

In terms of music, Pierceson recommends King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Orb and Cuig. Marshall only recommends his YouTube channel, where you can find a 4 hour video of him reading The Time Machine by HG Wells and a 5 hour live stream of him doing homework. “Haha, who would watch that?” laughed Pierceson. Marshall rebuked, “I had more livestreams viewers of me doing homework than we have listeners of this radio station.”

To boost Marshall’s ego, watch here.

Songs of the Week – September 25, 2017

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the WCFM board

Featured Show – Bibimbangers, Saturdays at 8 PM

Lylia Li ’18

“Lylia, join radio,” her sister commanded Lylia when she got to college. Lylia did, and now has a weekly two-hour show, Bimbimbangers. The show’s emphasis is on music—Lylia is a self-described “Pitchfork heaux”—and sometimes features guest musical commenters.

Music, for Lylia, is almost biographical. “I’ve been trying not to judge people so much based on what they listen to, but I think it’s telling the kind of music that really touches you, or that you really connect to,” she says. “Like, I don’t know my sister’s friends that well, but I know their taste in music. So one of her friend’s is just ‘sad, indie rock music girl’ and one of her friends is ‘alt rock,’ and listens to War On Drugs a lot and Car Seat Headrest, and my sister I’d describe as ‘mix of old and pop.’

“If I were to profile myself,” she continues, “I’d definitely be Tame Impala, Car Seat Headrest, Grimes, especially the new Grimes, and Carly Rae Jepsen.” As these bands might suggest, Lylia’s taste in music is, just like her sister’s, “good but not discriminatory.” 

Recently she’s been listening to the album Freudian by Danial Caesar, Flower Boy by Tyler The Creator, and A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs.

Songs of the Week – September 18, 2017

Mondays suck but these tunes don’t.

And a bonus track because we know you love SoundCloud.

xoxo,

the WCFM Board :-*

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~XMAS IN OCTOBER~

Christmas is coming early this year, courtesy of WCFM. You’re welcome.