Interview with Joey Santiago of the Pixies

Our Music Director Michelle Feghali interviewed Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago to talk about the band’s first album in over 20 years, tour life, and…Kanye West? Miss this one and you’ll be asking yourself, “Where is my mind?” HA HA PIXIES PUNS. Anyway, check it out!

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10 Bands Named After Household Items That Are Household Names

Let’s face it; at one point or another you’ve tried to come up with the perfect band name for the band that you “may” create in the future. Challenged accepted, you think in your head. You jog your memory for a little inspiration, which turns into a frantic look around the house to find that your perfect band name is lying around the house. You weren’t the only one with this idea. The bands listed below also thought the easiest way to name a band is go with what you know.

10. Spoon
Now this name is as simple as it can get. While looking through your own utensil drawer, you think why didn’t I think of this myself? This indie rock band went with the easy way out by picking the name Spoon for their band and although their name is simplistic, in the nicest of terms, the band is nothing of the sort. With a discography of 7 albums, they can’t be deemed simple at any level.
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Kidz Bop – Thrift Shop

This is a song that has been getting a lot of play in the offices of the Impact, but unfortunately, due to the profane and explicit nature of the lyrics, we cannot play it on air. Today’s Jam of the Day comes from the sick and twisted minds of label Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop.


Memorex Memories

Memorex Memories is a segment where Impact staffers rediscover their own mix CDs and playlists from childhood, pre-teen, and teen years.

This gem of a playlist dates back to the year 2005. As an angsty teen living in rural Michigan, I lashed out in the only way I knew how, by listening to obscure music from the 70s and 80s and wearing band t-shirts. Although this behavior was relatively harmless, my parents frequent inquiry of ‘Are you going goth?’ only made me lash out in a “MARILYN MANSON IS NOT GOTH” kind of way. Although the hormones don’t rage quite like they used to and the need for musical elitism has long since passed, I now realize that if I had stuck with it I would have found myself ultra-hip in the neo-goth/witch-haus/darkwave/i’m-sad-and-i-don’t-know-why scene of today.

1. Generation X – Kiss Me Deadly
Ahh yes, Billy Idol. Maybe it’s the platinum blonde hair, maybe it’s the the permanent smirk. Whatever it was something about Billy Idol in his pre-Wedding Singer days really made 14-year-old Devin swoon.

2. The Smiths – Girlfriend in a Coma
My introduction to The Smiths came not from casual perusal of an internet search engine, but from a book. Yes, a book. The novel How Soon Is Never? introduced me to The Smiths back when I thought they were people who were actually named Smith. To this day I both idolize them and am terrified of Morrissey.
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Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place

As a recent graduate of MSU, today is my last day of employment at WDBM Impact 89FM, so I figured I’d be a little selfish and play one of my favorites for this Jam of the Day.

A few weekends ago, I was sharing a bucket with my Impact friends at Crunchy’s. This song came on, and I had a sort of “whoa” moment. As a kid, I loved the legends of college rock. Artists like Joe Jackson, R.E.M., and Talking Heads were a huge part of my childhood obsession with the collegiate lifestyle, and by the time I was a college freshman, I was thrilled to be walking across campus to the sounds of The Shins and Vampire Weekend like the archetypical young turk that I was (and maybe still am). So, when this song came on–a song that I’d heard a bazillion times– I thought, “Here I am, listening to this college music with college radio friends at a college bar,” and it was eerily what I had always pictured growing up. Both 5-year-old me and 18-year-old me would be stoked to know that I ended up working at the greatest college radio station on Planet Earth, WDBM Impact 89FM. Anyway, I’ll cut the self-indulgence and just thank all of my Impact friends for making a life-long dream of being involved in college radio come true. MSU and the Impact will always be the place.

-Kevin Glide, The Director of Content Himself

The Basement 5/15/14


Little bit of a surprise here on The Basement tonight as 2 of our scheduled bands had to cancel. But The Hex Bombs came in and played some acoustic songs live for us and some songs of their latest album “Everything Earned”. We also filled the other bands spots with some awesome local music. Below is the playlist which, like usual includes shows that each bands is playing in the area soon. Read More…

Pity Party Playlist – 5/14/14

Pity Party Playlist – 5/14/14

Thanks for listening tonight! You will be missed as I spend the next 5 weeks adventuring through the Isles, but Kyle and Stacey will hold you tight during my absence. Here is what you heard:

Moving Mountains – Burn Pile

Annabel – The Age of Possibilities

Marietta – …so They Left Me At a Gas Station

Small Parks – Five Dollar Words

Ovlov – The Well

Mineral – WalkingToWinter

Adventures – Walking

Mansions – Climbers (request)

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