Friday, July 30, 2010

TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! | I began my journey as a free form radio DJ about a year ago. Some weeks the show feels like a hobby, some weeks an addiction. In truth, rock n roll is more my religion than an obsession.

My goal for the Idelic Hour has always been to create a “playlist” in which a cool new song can sit musically next to a classic from my collection. As many of you who’ve listened in know, each week has a theme or muse. All this said, I believe The Idelic Hour to be “free form” because really anything goes. I just try and let the music make the show and do the talking, if that makes any sense?

This past week I noticed a bunch of the blogs have posted their favorite album of the year so far. It made me realize for one, many of us dig the same shit, and for two, I’ve been playing way more “retro” sets this summer.

For this week’s Idelic Hour I thought I’d fall in line with my own playlist of 100% all new and favorite songs from 2010. I’m calling the show “ok so far” because in a world that feels so tenuous with our earthquakes, leaks, and tight pockets, our new music is still pretty fucking cool! The list contains, what I refer to (with a chuckle) as, “Idelic Hits” like The National, Ariel Pink, Best Coast, and The Black Keys mixed with some lesser known 2010 standouts, Sarabeth Tucek, Cate LeBon and Luther Russell keeping this summer cool.

By the way, we have two new features: direct streaming of The Idelic Hour and The Idelic “Hit of the Week.”

xosidealer | @sidelic

The Idelic Hour Podcast [7/30/2010] (Mp3, 85Mg)

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Diego Garcia - You Were Never There (Mp3)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the new streaming feature! Thanks for sharing all these 2010 standouts. Especially enjoyed the first song.