1. L.A. GIRL - ADOLESCENTS - ADOLESCENTS
1. "Speak Mouth, Fuck You" S.O.B.
2. "Chronic Infection" Pestilence
3. "Eat the Rich" Tysondog
4. "Cannieale" Negazione
5. "Devour the Flesh" Witchchrist
6. "Tall Drink of Water" Cheap Tragedies
7. "Glutton" Lack of Interest
8. "Thermal Nuclear Warrior" Carnivore
9. "Hunger" Confuse
10. "Bite the Hands that Feed (Shit)" B.G.K.
11. "Crash the Pose" Gauze
12. "Mutilated Death" Necro
13. "Sputter Suffer" Pungent Stench
14. "Slottet I Det Fjerne" Darkthrone
15. "Meat Is Murder" The Smiths
-- REQUESTS --
1. "Summertime" Shang-A-Lang
1. "SHOT IN THE HEAD" WEEKEND NACHOS
2. "PULL THE PLUG" DEATH
3. "GOOD TIME" NYODENE D
4. "MALE SUPREMECY" CARNIVORE5.
5. "HATER'S ANTHEM" JEAN GRAE
6. "LOVE" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
7. "MEANING CORRUPTED 1 'FATIGUE'" G.I.S.M.
8. "GENITAL GRINDER" CARCASS
9. "NEGLECT" CROSSED OUT
10. "CHAINED AND DESPERATE" CHATEAUX
11. "QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST" MANILA ROAD
12. "BE MY DRUIDESS" TYPE O NEGATIVE
13. "TEMPTATION" HEAVEN 17
14. "TURBO LOVER" JUDAS PRIEST
The ladies of Absolute Catastrophe would like to say thanks to everyone who have submitted a request/dedication for our Valentine-themed show. For that, we would be more than happy to be your Valentine this year xo
1. "Raped by Demons / Massacrament" Katharsis
1. “Choose to Be” Youth of Today
2. “No Way Out” Waste Management
3. “Clever Song” Total Fury
4. “Chicken Farm” The Stalin
5. “Cold War” Siege
6. “Dance Floor Justice” Project X
7. “Unity” Madball
8. “I Can See” Ringworm
9. “Fed Up!” Judge
10. “Diritto Contro Un Muro” Negazione
11. “Confession” Acephalix
12. “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” Sacrilege
13. “American Band” Verbal Abuse
14. “Nothing Left Inside” Black Flag
15. “Kholema” Sotatila
16. “Advice?” Crossed Out
17. “Bend and Break” Dead Stop
18. “Black Thoughts” OFF!
1. "Depression" Black Flag
1. "You Make Me Sick" Satan's Rats
1. "Pon de Floor (feat. VYBZ Kartel)" Major Lazer
2. "What's Up (Dub mix)" Alex Kenji, Thomas Gold
1. "The choice" We March
1. "Nuclear Winter" SODOM
1. "SHOW YOU NO MERCY" CRO-MAGS
1. "Leech" VILE GASH
1. "BLODHEVN / VENDETTA" VALDUR
Sorry for the technical difficulties. There was a tornado warning, and I guess the harsh winds knocked our power out for a hot second. As a result, the soundboard restarted and our mics were not in sync.
Branka and I decided to take all this to Facebook - so voila, a Facebook fan page. "Like" us and find out about the following things:
- Lightning speed photo and "Tweet-esque" updates as we're on air (ahem, Thursdays @ 7 p.m. EST)
- contest rules and giveaways
- Show happenings around the Ohio region
- Upcoming band and music personality interviews
- Awesome "stumbled upon" Youtube videos
- Branka and I's men crazy tendencies (stress on men)
- Music news that would pertain to your interest
- Why O'Betty's gourmet hot dogs rule
So you get the gist. Also, something fantastic happened under ACRN's roof, and it also involves this very radio show. Tune in and keep a sticky on this blog and our Facebook page to find out what it is!
And the DJs are scummy as usual.
- ACRN stream is still down. With everyone but a handful far away and absent for the summer - including me - we are doing our best to get the stream up and operated for our summer listeners. I know, there's nothing like a great summer playlist to max up your positive vibes about the most anticipated season of the year... but for now, we'll just have to wait. Though word has it that this stream should be up this month - joy!
- I am in New York to do two, well three things:
1) Pitch and submit content for fashion commentary and news media site, Styleite.com. Add us to your newsfeed!
2) Write about my adventures in my personal blog De Riguer.
3) Go to all the free shows humanly possible. Yes, it rules.
The last playlist of the quarter. As mentioned on the show, it's tentative that I'll be hosting AC over the summer - calling it "Absolute Catastrophe in the Big Apple." Depends on communication with programming and available access. I'll keep you updated. One more year then I'm ready to go a-go.
Wow, two more weeks. That's all I have to say. Looks like the ACRN webcam took a snapshot of my back and immortalized it for a day - sorry you had to witness such horrid view.
3. "Line #1" Swing Kids
1. "Holy Diver" Dio
Lets toast to a lasting relationship.
Minions, I learned my lesson last night: I need to settle my technology woes once and for all. I apologize for the abomination that was my overheated computer - but alas, our web director a.k.a. DJ BB Branks (gave her that name out of boredom and somehow it stuck) saved the day and capped the night with CRUDE. Well speaking of crude, how about that Gulf Oil spill? Talk about a sticky situation.
12. "Mutiny!" Set Your Goals
Oh hai guys. I hope your week is going well. Mine has been a rollercoaster, but I've managed to do Absolute Catastrophe AND serve ACRN's editorial content with a brand spankin' new live show review, featuring Fun., Relient K, and Paramore. Click here to check it out!
Absolute Catastrophe will resume Tuesday, April 6 at our usual time of 9-10 p.m. For last night's playlist, please check the radio show's Myspace blog entry.
I mentioned this on the show since we immediately received the hard copy, but you can purchased this on the Man of a Thousand Masks blog. It's 5.50ppd - and remember, I'm giving ONE COPY away next Tuesday!
To see the set list from today, even though it was six songs long, the Myspace will be updated tomorrow.
Not THAT personal, but if you really want to follow my world, then click here to go to De Riguer.
Hey everyone, sorry for the halt in updates. I guess you can say that I have not mustered the motivation to fill this pocket of the site with my insightful updates (ha). The good new is that because of that, I now have a lot to tell the world! And for the convienience of the tl;dr crowd (translation = too long; didn't read), I'm putting everything in bullet points. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
- I'm team captain of 'Team Rock Lobster' for the BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser. PLEASE consider helping both ACRN and Big Brothers Big Sisters raise money for this amazing cause. We'll be collecting money online from now until the 27th, and you can donate any amount here. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
- Absolute Catastrophe went on a brief haitus due to a snow day and a Black-Eyed Peas concert. (Don't judge, it's one of the best shows I've seen!) AC resumed a few hours ago, and will resume for the rest of the quarter.
- I am no longer the Traffic Director. I had a blast being in this position, even if it was only for a quarter. However, I am currently assistant to ACRN's General Manager, Jason Robinaugh, and plan to spring come April.
- I still update the radio show's Myspace. Check it: myspace.com/jetlagradioshow. It includes playlist archieves.
There was always this slight probability that the ACRN website could makeshift itself into an internet meme.
Sorry guys, I will be at the Dethklok, Mastadon, High on Fire and Converge show in Columbus instead. It will return next Tuesday, October 27, 2009.
I hope you will forgive my puppy eyes.
This guy on the left is the drummer of Buffalo, NY-based pop band called Lemuria. Those familiar with the band would recognize his signature "fatigue hums" right off the bat. Looking chipper and carefree, Alex Kerns has nothing to be mad about because he recently released his solo demo for the public to check out. Oh great, I thought, even more songs to dub over my fall season-induced reveries - but dwelling on the past is my "past" time!
Ifyoumakeit.com has made the demo free for the public to download. If you want to be true to your love for music, you can purchase the demo that includes album artwork and lyrics on Alex's label Art of the Underground. HIGHLY recommend giving this a spin if you need a lo-fi, poppy soundtrack to your love life.
Yes, I stole the photo from his Facebook profile. I hope you don't mind, Alex.
Another good show. Playlist is on the 'space.
Okay, so instead of being a diligent scholar by working on my French homework I will let you guys know where I post playlists of previous shows.
If you go to the show's Myspace there is a string of blog entries that date back to early 2008. Those, my friend, are playlists from previous shows. There are hiccups in the consistency and that's because I was probably lazy, tired, unmotivated, whathaveyou, etc. - but other than that, you won't have to pull hair over what song I played around 9:25 p.m. because it's all conviniently charted for you guys.
Today, however, I'm feeling benevolent, so I will post this past Tuesday's playlist. If you didn't tune in, kick yourself because it was a damn good show.
1. Magrudergrind "The Protocols of Anti-Sound" Magrudergrind
2. Baroness "A Horse Called Golgotha" Blue Record
3. Mammoth Grinder "You're Wrong" No Results & Rage+Ruin
4. AFI "Sacrifice Theory" The Art of Drowning
5. Saetia "An Open Letter" A Retrospective
6. Set Your Goals "This song is DEFINITELY Not About A Girl"
7. About to Snap "Nationwide" Already Dead
8. Ruiner "Once Loved" What Could Possibly Go Right?
9. Obituary "Slowly We Rot" Slowly We Rot
10. Iron Age "Return to the Void"
11. Katharsis "Kosmik Sacrifice" World Without End
12. Slayer "Angel of Death" Reign in Blood
13. Wretches "Feak Beast Shitstorm" Fastowl/Wretches
14. Unbroken "Blanket" Death of True Spirit
15. H2O "Sunday" Nothing to Prove
16. Song of Zarathustra "Mess of Zero" The Birth of Tragedy
17. City of Caterpillar "A Heart Filled Reaction to Dissatisfaction" City of Caterpillar
And finally, here's a picture of my beloved pet rabbit Panda:
You better be ready for this season of Absolute Catastrophe. I'll be keeping the same time slot I had for the past two years this quarter, every Tuesday from 9-10 p.m. Guess when you're Traffic Director you have the last say, right? Well it helps in keeping things consistent.
There may or may not be an on-air snippet of an interview I'm doing this weekend with an awesome band - that you should definitely check out. If you're in Athens Saturday night, they're playing at the Union around 9:30 p.m. for $5 I assume. If you see me, buy me a Long Island ice tea.
I find it hard to convince myself that we're halfway through the year 2009. Two years ago, this point of my life seemed lightyears away, but look at what I have accomplished since then:
- Jet Lag/Absolute Catastrophe Radio Show completed its second year. We'll resume fall quarter of the 09-10 (WHA?) year
- Interviewed bands on-air and will be working on editing them with Production for web content.
- Became Traffic Director for ACRN last month! Now I'm the hallway patrol of our on-air activity 8)
- Have gotten even closer to my fellow Lobsters, who are even closer to my heart
As repeatedly said in my past entries, thanks to EVERYONE who tuned in throughout the past two years and listened to some of the most ass-kicking music around. I hope to provide more than just music next year, including more band interviews (Skeletonwitch was awesome!), music news, and giveaways.
I also want to give a huge shout-out to graduating Lobsters this year: the lovely and oh-so-sweet Danielle Sills, one of the sweetest girls I know and an awesome Traffic mentor, and Nick Hrkman, a very quirky fella who surprised me with one of the biggest ACRN boneheads of the year. We'll miss you guys, but you surely won't be forgotten :)
Have a good summer everyone. Make this summer YOUR summer!
Hello all! As many of you might have read, I was recently appointed Traffic Director for ACRN, which was recently held by a good friend and one of the sweetest girls I know, Danielle Sills.
This means I'm in charge of on-air efficiency: tracking DJ activity, jotting down warning points if something goes wrong, coordinate on-air content and so forth. Perhaps it might not be relevant to non-DJs, but at least it's sweet to know that the content on air was set by yours truly.
I should have a nice mug shot up on the site sometime soon in the "Who's in Charge?" section of the site.
Thanks to everyone who tuned in last night for a Skeletonwitch-ified edition of Absolute Catastrophe. Not one, but three members of the band -- Scotty, Chance and Derrick -- dropped by the station and chatted extensively, revealing details of their tour with Amon Amarth, Derrick's drunken autograph session as a "sixth member" of Amon Amarth and spending time at home preparing for the band's next session in the studio for their sophomore album on Prosthetic Records -- due to drop this fall.
If you didn't tune in, you lucked out of one of the best show's I've ever hosted. I'm hoping to transfer some of the greatest moments of this show onto the website with the help of our production director, so keep checking the website for updates.
The guys will be hitting the road around June to do a few shows before settling in Seattle, where recording is set to take place. Check out the dates on the band's myspace.
Scotty, a.k.a. 'Scunty D' and guitarist of Skeletonwitch, will be joining me this Tuesday on Absolute Catastrophe. We'll be discussing wild moments on the band's last tour with Amon Amarth, future endaevors, and how the band is/is not down with the wizard (obligatory ACRN question).
So you MUST tune in 9-10 p.m. on ACRN.com -- or you will weep for all eternity.
Thank you guys and gals for tuning in to the spring quarter premiere of Absolute Catastrophe. I've fortunately kept the same time slot I had the past two quarters and did it to the convienience of my loyal listeners.
Unfortunately, there will be no show next week because DJ Shredder/Programming Director of ACRN and I will be making a voyage to Columbus that day to see Jack's Mannequin rock out with his piano at the Lifestyle Pavillion. But there will be a show the week after, I promose.
Speaking of that week, that's also the same week For Real Fest festivities will commence. There will be a pre-fest show on that Friday (24th) where bands like Mad Minds and Endless Mike and the Beagle Club will perform; the 25th is the real event. Go to myspace.com/forrealfest for more information. Unfortunately, this will be the last one ever.
Once again, I'll be back on T-minus two weeks minus one day from now.
... next week. Stay tune for your last chance to listen to Absolute Catastrophe before the month of April hits us like a cinder block. I'll probably hit the ground running for this one as I have no idea what to spin for you listeners. Suggest something tasteful and relevant for my show.
I'll get around to releasing the fourth issue of the music zine. For now the third issue is still current, though you'll have to talk to me to get a special copy made. (They're sold out.) Who's in it? Thou, Skeletonwitch, and Bridge and Tunnel.
Last thing: if you try to avoid what you presumably hate, you'll like it more - in most cases.
Yeah baby! Thanks to everyone who has listened tonight and/or dedicated a song to his or her loved one. I enjoyed the hell out of it and hope that, in the near future, I can find another holiday or event to create a show similar to this one.
Next week, Matt, my partner-in-crime, will be taking over the playlist for Absolute Catastrophe. If you like whatever is scrobbled onto his last.fm profile, then you'll like next week's show. If you'd like, add me to my last.fm and tell me you listen to my show - sometimes I think no one listens at all, so I need some reassurance!
You Rough Lobsters (see what I did there?),
The next AC show, which would be this coming Tuesday, is going to be a Valentine's day edition. It is also going to be a one hour show that's all about YOU and YOUR VALENTINE!
That's right, I'm turning things around and basing this show as an hour long mixtape. In honor of Valentine's Day, you listeners have the chance to dedicate a song out to the one you love. Please request a song (hardcore, punk, and metal genres please), say who it's for, and then give me a one or two sentence blurb that you'd like to say to your Valentine. I will play as much as I can fit into one hour as well as say the shout-outs.
Please send all entries to my e-mail address: email@example.com. Make sure to give me your name and information listed in the last paragraph. Finally, be sure to tune in next Tuesday to hear your Valentine request!
I know you have a Valentine and I know you want to do this! So do it!
Best, DJ Suave
I would just like to say thanks to whoever considered me as best Radio Personality/DJ in Athens, especially enough to write my name on the Athens News ballot sheet (or via online). I did some research on whether or not there were other DJ Suaves in the small town of Athens, but it looks like I'm the only one!
I will continue being awkward and appealing to my listeners, while making up from what I lack by playing you some sweet music!
Hey lobsters! Absolute Catstrophe will back and in full force after a 7+ week hiatus due to winter break and the station's broken outgoing signal.
Make sure to be near a computer with wireless connection and a media player on January 20, 2009 for the premiere, which will air around 9 p.m.. A couple of new releases from bands on labels like Kiss of Death and No Idea will be playing as well as my usual favorites.
I'm working on getting a hold of a couple of local to international bands/labels to have them send over some new content so that each Tuesday I can offer my listeners a more updated show.
Also, the fourth issue of Absolute Catastrophe is set to release sometime mid-Feburary, which will include interviews from a few West Virginian bands, as well as some contributed pieces. This will look slightly more attractive in appearance compared to the last issue - a trend that seems to have established itself since issue one.
Finally, you can follow me on Twitter! I'll most likely add you if you verify yourself. My user name is costarika.
Have a great day and invest in a thermal suit to keep you warm during the frigid days ahead of us!
Thanks to the few who tuned in last week. To those that didn't, you missed out on a great mix of songs - at least, I thought so.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow at 9 pm to catch a batch of old and new, and there's a good possibility that I'm giving away something cool for you to love tenderly.
Outside the topic of my specialty show, New York's Bridge and Tunnel will be in the studio with me tomorrow during my rotation hours from 3-5. They will introduce themselves to the listeners and play some of their favorite songs from stacks. This will be a good time, so make sure to not miss this as well!
Also, they will be playing at the Union the following night with Front Royal and Sister Shuffle.
As I'm hoping to really get this show on the road! I'm contacting a few record labels to see if they'd like to send in some of their latest relases for this summer and fall to the station so that they can get some airplay and exposure.
I am also trying to collect a few things here and there to giveaway.
As many of you lobsters know, Jet Lag is not longer international-oriented, it also consists the United States. This means much more content from me to choose from and more time for me to research and discover other awesome talents!
Three more shows to go, then enjoy your summer and I'll be back on either the second or third week of September!
Sincerely, DJ SUAVE
Hello to all! So be sure to tune in tonight for the last show of the quarter. I'll be playing what I believe were the best songs we've played all throughout this grim and sorrowful winter quarter and then perhaps give you a hint as to what will be going on spring quarter.
I think we'll have the same 8-10pm block once spring quarter rolls by, and we'll be back on on April 8th bringing you guys even more of the rock from all over the world. It'll probably be a bit happier due to the fact that the weather will be great, hence why not play music to match up to it?
Thanks to everyone that has tuned in at least once throughout this quarter. Be on the lookout for a DIY zine a few friends of mine and I will be releasing, hopefully a week before For Real Fest, woo!
Thanks to everyone that has tuned in throughout the quarter. Whether it was 3 listeners to numbers in the double digets, I had a lot of fun. Next quarter will be absolutely amazing with For Real Fest coming up as well as some awesome shows coming through. Perhaps I'll get some touring band to come in the studio, chill out and play their music.
Make sure to tune in tonight, as well as every Tuesday night, from 8-10pm for the show. This time it's strictly American hour(s) where I play a ton of US bands. This will include Bones Brigade, Baroness, Infest, Pig Destroyer, Ampere, Descendents, Ringers, and much much more!
^add this myspace to get up-to-date information as well as view the blog's playlist from past shows.