Bubble Wrap is a new show on WVEW-LP in Brattleboro, VT, our local community radio station. I’m co-host with my partner CG, and together we dish up what the program guide calls “an amalgamation of indie pop, rock, and funk.” This enables us to play all the eras and genres of music that we like, from the 70s to the present day, including generous helpings of funk, r&b, and go go. Yes, go go. Like anyone outside of DC knows what it is. Well, Brattleboro does!
Our show began on a certain day in February in which we focused on our roots as music lovers. The next week, we did a Valentines Show (a bit rocky) after which we promptly came down with the flu and missed two weeks. Since then, we’ve been on every week, Wednesday nights from 7-9pm, if you’re interested in tuning us in (107.7 FM, wvew.com live stream).
Our format since that time has mostly been the Music of the Aughts, starting in 2004 and ending up with the current year after which we’ll just have to wing it. The only interruption in our schedule was the sad interlude after Prince died, which bummed us out, to say the least, and resulted in two memorial shows, because we were big Prince fans, and had all his records, literally. Even the later ones that most people didn’t buy.
If you have new indie pop, rock or funk, including related genres (hip hop, folk, country, etc) we’d like to hear from you. Otherwise, we will continue to seek out the best new and underheard music we can find to bring to you, here and on the airwaves of Brattleboro. Read on for the play list from our first show.
February 3, 2016
The Get Acquainted Show: Where we come from
Stravinsky – Pulcinella #1-3
Disney – tour audio
Pavement – Silent Kid
Portastatic – Gutter
Guided by Voices – Motor Away
Chuck Brown – People Make The World Go Round
Salt n Pepa – Beauty and the Beast
Yo La Tengo – Big Day Coming
Stereolab – Tomorrow Is Already Here
Galaxie 500 – Listen, The Snow Is Falling
Laurie Anderson – Langue d’Amour
Ian Schoales – Letter to the Editor
Parliament – Children of Production
Prince – Wow
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – In This Home On Ice
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Playwrights – Guy DeBord Is Really Dead
D’Angelo – Sugah Daddy
Chaka Khan – I Know You
Beastie Boys with Santigold vs. Destroyer – Ain’t No Song For America
At this time, we were still without a show name and mulling such entrants as Hum Diddly (um) (because we weren’t very good at talking on the radio yet). Woof and Tweeter (suggested by a caller), and Escalator Shoes (not sure where that one came from).
This post is dated February 3, 2016 but was actually written on May 2. I posted it to that date so the other show write-ups would fall in the right places on the calendar of life as reflected on these pages.