Goodbye Pretty City (I love you)

October 20th, 2018 by leg

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It’s not easy to tell you this, but after 16 years of being on the radio every week, the final Hello Pretty City radio show will be in early November.

It’s not WEXT…they are deeply kind and would gladly keep Hello Pretty City on the air.

Rather, it’s me.

Even though I love the thrill of finding and playing kickass, toe-tapping songs, I’m feeling pulled to work on other projects. Mostly photography and visual art projects, like one about a forgotten poet from the 1920s. (She wrote about her pretty city!)

But stay tuned! I’ll keep in touch through the newsletter, the blog, and the Facebook page. Maybe I’ll even share the occasional Spotify playlist!

I can never fully express how grateful I am to you for listening for so long, for feeling the sounds, for tuning in, and for being such great company.

Thank you x 1,000. Forever and ever.

“…I’m in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night…”

Another group of people that I’ll never be able to thank enough is the WEXT team. Without their support, Hello Pretty City wouldn’t have a home nor sound as good as it does. Thank you Chris, Dave, Joyce, Eva, and KTG!

 

Playlist for the 10/14/18 radio show

October 14th, 2018 by leg
First hour: 
Chairlift: Amanaemonesia
Vetiver: More of This
Juana Molina: Eras
Andrew Bird: Imitosis
Shannon And The Clams: Ozma
Bishop Allen: Cue The Elephants
Okkervil River: Down Down the Deep River
Neko Case: Local Girl
Foals: Out Of The Woods
Vampire Weekend: Diane Young
Frankie Rose: Know Me
Damien Jurado: Silver Timothy
Winterpills: January Rain
Beach House: Norway
Peggy Sue: Revision
Serra: Lift Off
Second hour:
Horse Feathers: Pacific Bray
Lee Fields & The Expressions: You’re the Kind of Girl
Lucius: Go Home
Diego Garcia: Sunnier Days (Live @ EXT)
Iron & Wine: Faded from the Winter
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Kiss Me Again
Yellowbirds: For Girls Who Love To Sing
Willis Earl Beal: Coming Through featuring Cat Power
Yo La Tengo: Before We Run
Songs: Ohia: Whip Poor Will
Foxygen: San Francisco
The Innocence Mission: Colors Of The World
Ane Brun/Linnea Olsson: Halo
Sam Cooke: Lost And Lookin’
Sufjan Stevens: To Be Alone With You

Schedule change for Hello Pretty City

October 7th, 2018 by leg

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Me and WEXT decided to tweak the Hello Pretty City schedule a little bit. Now the show is on once a week: Sunday nights at 8pm. (It won’t be on in the mornings anymore.)

Playlist for the 10/7/18 radio show

October 7th, 2018 by leg

First hour:
The Black Keys: Everlasting Light
Oscar Neves: Mabelé
Ex Hex: Don’t Wanna Lose
Foxygen: How Can You Really
Architecture In Helsinki: Heart It Races
Vampire Weekend: One (Blake’s Got a New Face)
Booker T. Jones: Progress (featuring Yim Yames)
Cass McCombs: Love Thine Enemy
Broadcast: Before We Begin
Sinkane: How We Be
The New Pornographers: Champions of Red Wine
Friends: Friend Crush
Wye Oak: Glory
Frankie Rose: Interstellar
Andrew Bird: Fake Palindromes
Mitski: First Love-Late Spring
Marine Girls: Tonight?

Second hour:
Richard Swift: Lady Luck
Widowspeak: Dyed in the Wool
The Hidden Cameras: Colour Of A Man
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Kiss Me Again
José González: This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Gillian Welch: Six White Horses
Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On
The Innocence Mission: Brotherhood Of Man
Whiskeytown: Dancing With The Women At The Bar
Lavender Diamond: Forgive
Literature: Kites
Wilco: How To Fight Loneliness
PHOX: 1936
Teitur: Antonio And His Mobile Phones
Yo La Tengo: Well You Better

Playlist for the 9/30/18 radio show

September 30th, 2018 by leg

First hour:
Yo La Tengo: Sugarcube
Jens Lekman: How We Met, The Long Version
Blood Orange: Best To You
Camera Obscura: This Is Love (Feels Alright)
Whitney: You’ve Got A Woman
The Parting Gifts: (Walking Through The) Sleepy City
Land of Talk: This Time
Abram Shook: Red Lines
Hurray For The Riff Raff: Living in the City
Tennis: Fields Of Blue
Valerie June: Shakedown
Témé Tan: Ça Va Pas La Tête?
Adult Mom: Full Screen
Juana Molina: Cosoco
Mirah/Ginger Takahashi: While We Have The Sun
The Firs: Our Favorite Room

Second hour:
Angel Olsen: Intern
Laura Nyro featuring Labelle: I Met Him On A Sunday
Y La Bamba: Ostrich
Mac DeMarco: Still Beating
Sharon Van Etten: Every Time the Sun Comes Up
Tim Cohen: Wall About a Window
Laura Marling Wild Fire
Tristen (feat. Jenny Lewis): Glass Jar
Phoebe Bridgers: Motion Sickness
Jay Som: The Bus Song
The Sea And Cake: A Mere
Julie Byrne: Melting Grid
Lee Fields & The Expressions: Never Be Another You
Bedouine: Dusty Eyes
The Parlor: I Just Want to Feel Okay

Playlist for the 9/16/18 radio show

September 30th, 2018 by leg
First hour:
Cadallaca: Winter Storm ’98
La Luz: Brainwash
The Concretes: You Can’t Hurry Love
Crystal Stilts: Sticks and Stones
Tennis: Baltimore
The Blow: From the Future
Beach Fossils: Crashed Out
Sebadoh: I Will
Camera Obscura: This Is Love (Feels Alright)
Veronica Falls: Buried Alive
Gambles: Safe Side
Hand Habits: Wonder What
Edith Frost: Tender Kiss
King Khan & The Shrines: Born To Die
Real Estate: Easy
Julie Doiron: No More
The Julie Ruin: Cookie Road
Komeda: Happyment
Second hour:
Carla Bruni: Mon Raymond
Iron & Wine: Grace For Saints And Ramblers
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Beautiful Dream
Last Good Tooth: Problems Leave Out Of Mouths.
The Antlers: Rolled Together
Death Vessel: Mandan Dink
Cat Power: Werewolf
Michael Hurley: The Tea Song
Matthew E. White: Human Style
Tom Brosseau: Gregory Page Of San Diego
Alela Diane: Desire
T. Hardy Morris: OK Corral
Black Hearted Brother: Look Out Here They Come
The Dutchess & The Duke: Living This Life

Playlist for the 9/9/18 radio show

September 9th, 2018 by leg

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First hour:
Beck: Youthless
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson
Panda Bear: Comfy In Nautica
Broadcast: Tears In The Typing Pool
Beirut: Bandenburg
The Cave Singers: Gifts and the Raft
Man Man: Head On
The Parlor: Tear Down The Coastline
Beach House: 10 Mile Stereo
Lord Huron: Brother
Valerie June: You Can’t Be Told
Telekinesis: Power Lines
Pants Yell!: We’ve Got History
Papercuts: Take The 227th Exit
DIANA: Foreign Installation
Twin Steps: Son of Sam
Second hour:
Mia Doi Todd: Autumn
The Moondoggies: Empress of the North
Edith Frost: The Very Earth
Beachwood Sparks: Earl Jean
Willy Mason: Talk Me Down
Peaking Lights: Subterranean Brainblow
Shudder To Think: Mom’s Mercedes
Revolver: Calm Down
Ben Kweller: Gypsy Rose
Lily & Madeleine: In The Middle
The Tallest Man On Earth: Bright Lanterns
Brightblack Morning Light: All We Have Broken Shines
Cotton Jones: Sail Of The Silver Morning
Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
Paradise Island: We Ate Until We Ate It All

Playlist for the 9/2/18 radio show

September 2nd, 2018 by leg
First hour:
The Concretes: Diana Ross
swiim: Soho (After The Weekend)
Metronomy: The Look
Twin Shadow: Run My Heart
Faces on Film: Great Move North
Midlake: This Weight
Cass McCombs: Big Wheel
William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Neutral Milk Hotel: Holland, 1945
Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down: Travel
Local Natives: Airplanes
Peter Bjorn & John: Paris 2004
Wye Oak: Civilian
Lily & Madeleine: Nothing But Time
The Julie Ruin: Just My Kind
Lonnie Johnson: Long Road To Travel

Second hour:

Yo La Tengo: Autumn Sweater
Carla Bruni: Little French Song
Viking Moses: Sole Command Of The Day
Say Hi: November Was White, December Was Grey
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: I Can’t Help It
Blitzen Trapper: The Tree
Boardwalk: Oh Well
The Blow: Like Girls
Ben Sollee: Bible Belt
Willis Earl Beal: Wavering Lines
James Blake: Retrograde Album_Radio Edit
Django Reinhardt: Nuages
Damien Jurado: Cloudy Shoes
Devendra Banhart: Won’t You Come Over

Playlist for the 8/26/18 radio show

August 25th, 2018 by leg

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First hour:
Sean Rowe: Desiree
The Van Allen Belt: One On The Board
Sinkane: New Name
Ages And Ages: Light Goes Out
Death Cab for Cutie: Portable Television
Ex Hex: Radio On
Jaill: She’s My Baby
The Smittens: Stop The Bombs
Deerhoof: Paradise Girls
The Blow: Make It Up
Eleanor Friedberger: Stare At The Sun
Cayucas: East Coast Girl
Grizzly Bear: While You Wait For The Others
Telekinesis: Lean on Me
Bleached: Searching Through The Past
Mitski: Townie
Fleet Foxes: Ragged Wood

Second hour:
Yacht: Where Does This Disco
Camera Obscura: I Missed Your Party
Devendra Banhart: Never Seen Such Good Things
Lavender Diamond: Everybody’s Song
Boardwalk: I’m Not Myself
Michael Kiwanuka: Bones
Sharon Van Etten: I’m Wrong
Caveman: Where’s the Time
Nobody & The Mystic Chords of Memory: Coyote’s Song (When You Hear It Too)
Taken By Trees: Only You
Cass McCombs: Brighter!
Father John Misty: Funtimes in Babylon
Winterpills: Amazing Sky
M. Ward: A Voice At The End of the Line
Kindness: For the Young
Broadcast: Oh How I Miss You

Playlist for the 8/19/18 radio show

August 18th, 2018 by leg

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First hour:
Beach Day: Walking on the Streets
St. Vincent: Prince Johnny
Johnny Cash & June Carter: Oh, What A Good Thing We Had
Valerie June: You Can’t Be Told
Jessica Pratt: Back, Baby
Chromatics: Cherry
Father John Misty: The Ideal Husband
Literature: New Jacket
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson
Tennis: Marathon
Mercedes López: Delgadina
José Gonzaléz: Leaf Off / The Cave
The Van Allen Belt: Afternoon Walk of Shame
Sonny & The Sunsets: The Application
Carla Thomas: Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)
The Innocence Mission: Bright As Yellow
The Books: Beautiful People

Second hour:
Winterpills: Laughing
Young Guv: Crushing Sensation
Deerhoof: Mirror Monster
The Jesus & Mary Chain: Just Like Honey
Alvvays: Adult Diversion
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper: Billions Of Eyes
Rose Melberg: Not Just To Be Loved But To Love
LCD Soundsystem: Home
David Byrne and St. Vincent: Who
David Byrne and St. Vincent: Lazarus
St. Vincent: Cruel
Ryley Walker: Primrose Green
Belle & Sebastian: Perfect Couples
Beverly: Madora
Justin Townes Earle: Slow Monday
Ravens and Chimes: Eleventh Street
Elvis Perkins: I Came for Fire
Leadbelly: Irene
Moreno Veloso: Verso Simples