Friday, November 19, 2010

TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

These last few days have been very busy. As the week wore on I didn’t have a clue where my inspiration would come from for this week’s Idelic Hour. It’s often hearing a random song that provides the
spark” for many of my shows. I refer to these welcome songs as “friends” who guide me into a playlist.

Friend is a loaded word. Certainly for many of us the meaning of a friend has been highlighted by experiencing Facebook. Maybe some of us now appreciate or question what our friendships are a tiny bit more? I don’t know? Most of the time I use the term loosely and with ease. Sometimes on the Idelic Hour I refer to someone as a “pal.” For me it’s a category of “friend,” someone I know personally but would not be too bold in stating a deep connection. One thing I do know is that it’s good to have friends. Fuck man, I’m lucky enough guy to have many.

Originally when I started putting together this week’s mix I thought I’d pull out a bunch of records that my friends in bands had made over the years. As I started getting this playlist together it became clear that a set with all songs about friends was possible.

Four songs immediately came to mind. Joe Cocker’s version of “A Little Help from My Friends,” War’s fun and silly “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” Best Coast’s blogger anthem “Boyfriend” and Dylan’s haunting cover of “He Was a Friend.” I even got to drop a few of my pals into the mix. All in all I guess I’m giving you a prelude to Thanksgiving. Grab an old friend and wish them a cool weekend.

The Idelic Hit of the Week:

xosidealer | @sidelic

TVD Fall Vinyl Giveaway and Fan Meet & Greet | Delorean "Subiza"

Spaniards Delorean play the Rock and Roll Hotel next Tuesday (11/23) but before they have you dancing and sweating the night away, they're holding a fan meet and greet at the Sweetgreen location on Capitol Hill.

We've got an opportunity for one of you to score their latest True Panther release, Subiza on vinyl—and if you're here in DC—to come by the meet and greet and have your LP signed in person by the band. If your not in DC (or can't get to the Capitol Hill Sweetgreen) you can still win the LP and have it personalized by Delorean.

First, the info on the meet and greet:

Meet Delorean at Sweetgreen on Capitol Hill
Tuesday, 11/23 at 4PM

221 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20003

Let us know why you should be chosen to win Delorean's newest on vinyl and have it personally autographed by the band in the comments to this post and the most convincing of the bunch will have a new autographed LP to add to his or her collection.

We'll close this one on Tuesday (11/23) at 9AM to give you plenty of time to conjure up your response—and remember to leave us a contact email address with your entry.

TVD's ROIR Records Seven Day Vinyl Giveaway Event

Our Seven Days of ROIR Records Vinyl Giveaways continues today with The Legendary Pink Dots' "Seconds Late For The Brighton Line."

"Mostly, addictions are harmful and I don't want to be a slave to anything (of course not, I'm British.) However, mention er...VINYL to me and I begin jabbering incoherently, on and on.

Can't help myself...tried to kick the habit once , bought CDs and sold off a lot of those records, I don't wanna go back to that time. Too traumatic.

Now the new Dots' album is on vinyl ...DOUBLE vinyl. Bonus Tracks!!!! And IT's REAL....."
—Edward Ka-Spel

The rules for our seven days of ROIR giveaways are simple—tell us your ROIR story or sell us on why a particular LP should be yours in the comments to this post and the most compelling to any degree will find the record in his or her mailbox in time for the holidays. (Please note - we can only ship within the US.)

We'll close
all seven contests on Monday, November 29 and remember to leave us your email/contact info—important!—so we can notify winners!