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First, the useful LJ entry that you all should bookmark:
kenshi tells you how to write a kick-ass resume and cover letter. Forget that Microsoft Word Resume Wizard crap, and go read this instead. Then take on the world!

Second, in honor of DJ John Richards' birthday, I am proud and happy to pimp Seattle's best radio station, and possibly the nation's and even the world's best radio station: KEXP, 90.3 FM in Seattle, 91.7 FM in Olympia/Tacoma/South King County; online for everyone else. iTunes has it in their radio tuner, under "alternative," if you want to use that shortcut, but KEXP's website is awesome and allows you to listen in RealAudio, Windows Media, or as streaming mp3. You can stream any show from the last two weeks, in high quality audio. You can even choose the hour - "7:00 am on Wednesday, March 17," for instance - and it will start playing what was on the station then. All they do is music, no boring talk shows; and all they focus on is good music, regardless of label or popularity.

I have discovered so many great bands through this station - The Shins, the Wrens, British Sea Power, the Postal Service, the Walkabouts, the Walkmen, Unkle, My Morning Jacket, the New Pornographers, Preston School of Industry - that's just to name a few. Plus they are not above playing old favorites in the alternative world, so you'll hear old Cure, Joy Division, Smiths, the Clash, the Jam, etc. Go! Go listen!


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Mar. 19th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
I picked up the British Sea Power cd today, ironically.
Mar. 21st, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
Cool. I tend to skip tracks 2 and 3, but aside from those it seems a good album. "Carrion," which first attracted my attention on the radio, is probably still my favorite track.
Mar. 19th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
Two new stations started up here in Sacramento not long ago, one is all 80's music and the other is old alternative like the Violent Femmes, The Smiths, The Cure, etc. etc. Finally! Some good music to listen to!
Mar. 21st, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank goodness. They were hurtin' for good radio down there. :D
Mar. 22nd, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
I've been listening to KEXP in my office since September and have absolutely fallen in love with it. It's nice to have the opportunity to listen to music that I actually enjoy while at work.

I'm not sure if you've seen the line-up for this year's Sasquatch Festival, but if you aren't busy on Memorial Day weekend, it might be something that you and radiofreecarbon would be interested in. This year's group of performers include: The Postal Service, The Shins, Built To Spill, The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, Preston School Of Industry, and others.

I noticed that you mentioned The Wrens in your post...Have you heard their out-of-print, 1996 album, Secaucus? If not, let me know as I would be more than happy to burn you a copy.
Mar. 22nd, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
Plus, listening to KEXP, you get regular updates on Seattle weather. That's got to come in handy.

I noticed the Sasquatch band listing. Looks totally cool. Unfortunately the Gorge is in the middle of nowhere, but that lineup looks so good that the trip is probably worth thinking about.

We don't have that Wrens album - in fact, I don't think we have any official Wrens album yet; just tracks here and there. So that would be most cool. Thank you! Seems I ought to look for something to burn for you in return...though I can't imagine what I would have that you don't have already. :) The Walkabouts, maybe? Doves? Black Box Recorder? Sondre Lerche?...
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