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Today is my last show on WRPI

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I’m sad to write this to you: Today is my last show on WRPI, 91.5fm. But there is happy news: Hello Pretty City is moving to WEXT, 97.7fm and online at!!!

The new day and time slot will be decided soon and I will write it here when I know. I hope that the first show on WEXT will be next week. I hope you will consider coming to the Hello Pretty City concert this Friday night at Valentines. Four amazing bands will be there to help us celebrate seven years of Hello Pretty City: Brown Bird, The Charlie Watts Riots, Pony in the Pancake, and The Landlines. Starts at 8 and costs $8. It will feel good to be there!

Please, kind listener, know that I’m not leaving WRPI for any reason other than my schedule is changing and I need to be at work on weekday mornings. I am truly thankful to be able to find a way to continue doing the radio show, even though it will be on another station.

The staff, students, and community members of WRPI have shown me the utmost kindness, sincerity, and support during this process. (When you listen to WRPI, keep an ear open for my voice, as I’m hoping to fill-in for other djs as needed, especially during the summer.)

Feburary 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Department of Eagles: Teenagers
Built to Spill: Hindsight
Brown Bird: Gallows
Rocky Votolato: Red River
Dan Black: Symphonies
Minisnap: New Broom
Gurf Morlix: Walkin’ to New Orleans
Asobi Seksu: Suzanne
Quasi: Rockabilly Party
Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM
Brown Bird: Danger Dread
Shout Out Louds: Show Me Something New
Angus and Julia Stone: Wasted
Andy Shauf: Were You in Love With Me”
Daniel Johnston: High Horse
The Charlie Watts Riots: Radio
M. Ward: Let’s Dance
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore: Only a Song
Feist: Limit to Your Love
Brown Bird: Gallows (Did I really play this twice?!!)
Mos Def: Quiet Dog
Katie Dill: The Body’s Only Rental
Last Town Chorus: You
Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More
Mercury Rev: In a Funny Way
Belle and Sebastian: The State I Am In
Ponies in the Surf: Government Brand
Josh Ritter: Kathleen
The Charlie Watts Riots: Reveille
Johnny Cash: Wonder Where I’m Bound

Sad news and good news

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Sad news: My last show on WRPI, 91.5fm, will be next Tuesday, March 2.

Good news: Hello Pretty City is moving to WEXT, 97.7fm and online at !!! The new day and time slot will be decided soon and I will write it here when I know.

Being a part of WRPI for the past seven years has been one of my favorite parts of living in Albany. I hope to keep my membership at the station so that I can do fill-in shows for other djs, as needed.

Thank you for coming here to read about this change. But most of all, thank you for listening to Hello Pretty City. I don’t know you personally but I think of you when I’m on the air and out and about. I hope you’ll be able to keep listening and if you’re available, come to the Hello Pretty City concert on March 5th at Valentines.

(Nippertown just wrote a sweet little article about Hello Pretty City moving to WEXT.)

February 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Andrew Bird: Effigy
The Walkmen: Red Moon
Feist: Past in Present
Old People: Little Soldier
Ben Sollee: It’s Not Impossible
The Killers: Spacemen
Neutral Milk Hotel: Holland, 1945
Surfer Blood: Twin Peaks
Suzanne Vega: Blood Makes Noise
Spoon: Is Love Forever
Local Natives: Airplanes
Sam Cooke: Bring it on Home to Me
Antony and the Johnsons: Kiss My Name
Charlie Watts Riots: Dress Up
Miike Snow: Animal
Xiu Xiu: Chocolate Makes You Happy
Joe Purdy: Can’t Get it Right Today
Monsters of Folk: Whole Lotta Lovin’
Butterglory: The Skills of the Star Pilot
Johnny Cash: Ain’t No Grace
Yo La Tengo: All Your Secrets
Langhorne Slim: For a Little While
JBM: Cloe’s Song
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore: Try
Robert Palmer: Johnny and Mary
The Shins: Turn a Square
Bishop Allen: Oklahoma
Charlie Watts Riots: Reveille
My Robot Friend: Misfits Fight Song
Sean Hayes: Elizabeth Sways
The Handsome Family: The Loneliness of Magnets

February 9, 2010

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Tom Waits: The Part You Throw Away
Big Maybelle: Don’t Pass Me By
Red House Painters: I Feel the Rain Fall
Devendra Banhart: Wake Up, Little Sparrow
Roky Erickson: When You Get Delighted
Vampire Weekend: White Sky
Simon and Garfunkel: America
Vetiver: Everyday
Title Tracks: No, Girl
Charlotte Gainsbourg: Me and Jane Doe
Elvis Perkins: Shampoo
The Go Find: It’s Automatic
Midlake: Children of the Grounds
The Chrysler: Dead Dad
The Swell Season: Love That Conquers
White Rabbits: Percussion Gun
Via Audio: Goldrush
Ed Harcourt: Sour Milk, Motheaten Silk
My Robot Friend: By Your Side
Hanne Hukkelberg: Seventeen
Otis Redding: Pain In My Heart
Xavier Rudd: Energy Song
Sylvie Lewis: If It Don’t Come Easy
Neko Case: John Saw That Number
The Hold Steady: Constructive Summer
The Boswell Sisters: Coffee in the Morning, Kisses in the Night
Vetiver: Everyday
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore: Something, Somewhere, Sometime
The Aislers Set: Falling Buildings
Low vs. Diamond: Don’t Forget Sister
Field Music: Them That Do Nothing
The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army

February 2, 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Vetiver: Been So Long
Bell X1: How Your Heart is Wired
Right Away, Great Captain: Oh No, I Tried
Gigi: No, My Heart Will Go On
Yeasayer: Ambling Alp
Phoenix: Countdown
Radiohead: nude
Spoon: The Mystery Zone
Sam Cooke: Just For You
Vandaveer: Woolgathering
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Home
Passion Pit: Sleepyhead
A.A. Bondy: I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
Ed Harcourt: Caterpillar
The Swell Season: Feeling the Pull
A.A. Bondy: When the Devil’s Loose
The Films: Holiday
Phantogram: When I’m Small
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons: What Do You Need
Charlotte Gainsbourg: Heaven Can Wait
Dawn Landes: Dance Area
Gregory Alan Isakov: All There Is…
White Denim: Paint Yourself
Midlake: The Courage of Others
Over the Rhine: Desperate for love
Hot Chip: Hand Me Down Your Love
The Cave Singers: Summer Light
Alec Ounsworth: Modern Girl (…with Scissors)
Langhorne Slim: Sunday by the Sea
Georgie James: More Lights
Beach House: Used to Be
The Magnetic Fields: The Dada Polka

January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Beach House: Zebra
The Avett Brothers: I and Love and You
Eels: Mansions of Los Feliz
Vampire Weekend: Cousins
Mum: Sing Along
Brooke Waggoner: Lungs Speed, Lungs Sped
The War On Drugs: Arms Like Boulders
The Heligoats: Fish Sticks
Those Darlins: Mama’s Heart
A.A. Bondy: To the Morning
Jason Boesel: Hand of God
Brown Bird: Down the the River
The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain
Spoon: I Saw the Light
Thao: Know Better, Learn Faster
M. Ward: Rave On
Matt and Kim: Daylight
Woodpigeon: Empty-hall Sing-along
Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes
Fanfarlo: Harold T. Wilkins, or How to Wait for a Very Long Time
The Tallest Man on Earth: Pistol Dreams
Aloe Blacc: Long Time Coming
Born Ruffians: Hummingbirds
Dave Rawlings Machine: Ruby
Dawn Landes: Little Miss Holiday
Lou Barlow: The Ballad of Daykitty
The Films: Completely Replaceable
The Boswell Sisters: Rock and Roll
The Aislers Set: Catherine Says
The Album Leaf: Blank Pages