WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA

Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA

WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Maura Dot Com Slash WZBC

Jul 9, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

ZBC Rock

With Maura Johnston

New music and old favorites hand selected by music writer Maura Johnston

Maura Dot Com Slash WZBC
1:00 PM
Madeline Kenney - Double Hearted
Madeline Kenney Double Hearted N
Sucker's Lunch Carpark 2020
1:03 PM
Sad13 - Ghost (Of a Good Time)
Sad13 Ghost (Of a Good Time) N
Haunted Painting Wax Nine 2020
1:06 PM
Annie - American Cars
Annie American Cars N
Dark Hearts Annie Melody 2020
1:10 PM
Porridge Radio & Lala Lala - Good For You
Porridge Radio & Lala Lala Good For You N
Good For You - Single Secretly Canadian 2020
1:14 PM
Girl Friday - Amber's Knees: A Matter of Concern
Girl Friday Amber's Knees: A Matter of Concern N
Androgynous Mary Hardly Art 2020 Rock
1:17 PM
Oceanator - A Crack in the World
Oceanator A Crack in the World N
Things I Never Said Plastic Miracles 2020
1:21 PM
Savak - The Point of the Point
Savak The Point of the Point N
The Point of the Point B/W Checked Out Peculiar Works Music 2020
1:25 PM
Coriky - Have a Cup of Tea
Coriky Have a Cup of Tea N
Coriky Dischord Records 2020
1:33 PM
Nancy - Call Me on Your Telephone (feat. The Mysterious Visions)
Nancy Call Me on Your Telephone (feat. The Mysterious Visions) N
Call Me on Your Telephone / Hangin' on for Dear Life (feat. The Mysterious Visions) - Single B3SCI Records 2020
1:35 PM
Too Free - Elastic
Too Free Elastic N
Love in High Demand Sister Polygon Records 2020
1:40 PM
Rajan James - Impossible Dreams (Original Mix)
Rajan James Impossible Dreams (Original Mix) N
Impossible Dreams Left Ear Records 2020
1:45 PM
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington - Freeze Tag (feat. Phoelix)
Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder & Kamasi Washington Freeze Tag (feat. Phoelix) N
Dinner Party Sounds of Crenshaw / EMPIRE 2020 R&B/Soul
1:48 PM
SAULT - Monsters
SAULT Monsters N
Untitled (Black Is) Forever Living Originals 2020
1:52 PM
Sherman's Showcase - Sing Me A Lullabye feat. Vic Mensa,Phonte
Sherman's Showcase Sing Me A Lullabye feat. Vic Mensa,Phonte N
Black History Month Spectacular Mad Decent 2020
1:55 PM
Life Without Buildings - Pop Life
Life Without Buildings Pop Life
Homesleep Home: Cover Songs Homesleep 2001
2:00 PM
Jellyfish - The Ghost at Number One
Jellyfish The Ghost at Number One
Spilt Milk Virgin Records 1993 Rock
2:03 PM
Aveo - Collapsing Plateaus (Notes For A Future Archaeologist)
Aveo Collapsing Plateaus (Notes For A Future Archaeologist)
Bridge To The Northern Lights Red Tide 2001 CD
2:08 PM
The Breeders - Do You Love Me Now?
The Breeders Do You Love Me Now?
Last Splash 4AD/Elektra 1993
2:11 PM
Robert Wyatt - At Last I Am Free
Robert Wyatt At Last I Am Free
Nothing Can Stop Us Rough Trade 1982 Rock
2:16 PM
Bernard Butler - Stay (Album Version)
Bernard Butler Stay (Album Version)
People Move On Creation Records 1998
2:21 PM
Bettie Serveert - Crutches
Bettie Serveert Crutches
Lamprey Matador US 1995 CD Rock
2:26 PM
Bobby Conn - Disaster
Bobby Conn Disaster N
Recovery Tapete Records 2020
2:34 PM
Pozi - 176
Pozi 176 N
176 - EP PRAH Recordings 2020
2:39 PM
The Raincoats - The Void
The Raincoats The Void
The Raincoats We ThRee 1979 Rock
2:43 PM
Silver Apples - A Pox On You
Silver Apples A Pox On You
Contact Kapp 1969
2:48 PM
Assembly Line People Program - Red Line Observation
Assembly Line People Program Red Line Observation
Subdivision Of Being Transcopic USA 1996 LP
2:50 PM
Mush - Fear Index
Mush Fear Index N
Fear Index Memphis Industries 2020
2:52 PM
The Cool Greenhouse - Gum
The Cool Greenhouse Gum N
The Cool Greenhouse Melodic 2020
2:57 PM
Teenage Fanclub - What You Do To Me
Teenage Fanclub What You Do To Me
Bandwagonesque GEFFEN 1991 Rock
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon 1:41:11 PM
Hello?
Maura Johnston (host) 1:41:40 PM
Hello!
Jon Solomon 1:43:18 PM
Still doing Spinitron tests, wanted to see if I can use the same login for chat at another station. I can!
Jon Solomon 1:43:35 PM
Also, does ZBC have a "mic break" option to show when you're talking?
Bob H 1:43:16 PM
Nice show, Maura. Love this song (Rajan James) among many others!
Maura Johnston (host) 1:43:31 PM
Thanks Bob!
Maura Johnston (host) 1:43:39 PM
Jon, I do not know.
Bob H 1:46:33 PM
Speaking of Spinitron, is there any reason why some songs get skipped? I don’t know tha API mechanism, but some ideas: a) maybe the dj missed it? b) the Z doesn’t have it entered yet? c) maybe too obscure? - a lot of times Shazam doesn’t get it either
Maura Johnston (host) 1:48:32 PM
@Bob from my experience it's when songs are too new or obscure to be picked up by the auto-detection software. (Not sure what's used for our robots, but I've seen that a lot of stuff that isn't on digital music services, or is just-released new, doesn't get picked up.)
Audrey 1:51:22 PM
Gotta keep the bots on their toes! ;)
Bob H 1:53:48 PM
Cool, thanks. That’s what I figured. While I’m at it, Jon’s “mic break” option would be useful - I’ll sometimes think “I like that song, two before the dj started talking” but if I look sometime later I have no idea when that was. I wonder if there’s any way to add a “Note” entry for you, so you could type some info on a song (especially for someone like Carl, who has so much great info on songs and bands), and maybe some routine could also kick in and mention a Mic Break.
Bob H 1:54:09 PM
Plus it’d give the programmers something to do!
Maura Johnston (host) 1:54:46 PM
There is a "note" entry!
Maura Johnston (host) 1:55:57 PM
But it doesn't get used often enough. It's also a bit clunky
Bob H 1:57:17 PM
Would it be useful for that type of situation? So you played, say, Coricky, but you could mention it’s Ian MacKaye’s band, or something. “Oh, they’re playing Friday at Great Scott” (I know that’s now impossible :( )
Bob H 1:58:47 PM
Maura - “clunky”: I’m sure there are some covid-bored students around that might like a nice little project?!
Maura Johnston (host) 2:00:02 PM
I think it would be useful for that situation for sure; I definitely would use the "note" function to alert people to upcoming shows by bands I played
Bob H 1:59:49 PM
Sorry for all the ideas - too many glasses of coke today!
Maura Johnston (host) 2:00:31 PM
No, keep them coming! I am not sure who develops Spinitron (maybe Jon knows?) but they should see all this!
Maura Johnston (host) 2:01:40 PM
I watched the video for "The Ghost at Number One" for the first time in forever over the weekend and boy, is it dark.
Maura Johnston (host) 2:01:44 PM
Such a great song though.
Bob H 2:01:46 PM
The DJ could also use it to advertise their own web page, or something like that, especially if they’re just guest dj’ing or something
Maura Johnston (host) 2:03:44 PM
Yeah, for sure.
Maura Johnston (host) 2:04:03 PM
Well, we can do that on profile pages: https://spinitron.com/WZBC/dj/3201/Maura-Johnston
Bob H 2:03:48 PM
Now I’ll have to watch that video!
Bob H 2:05:12 PM
Yup, but if it was inline with the songs, listeners might be more likely to visit it. And I’m not even in marketing!
Maura Johnston (host) 2:06:19 PM
(this aveo song, which is not available on any digital music platforms, didn't get recognized by the bot)
Bob H 2:07:30 PM
Yeah, shazam didn’t get it either. And often those are the ones that catch your attention, cuz they’re unfamiliar
Maura Johnston (host) 2:09:31 PM
The bot is also maddening with the year/label metadata it auto-enters
Maura Johnston (host) 2:09:41 PM
Also, this set wound up being kind of intense!!
Bob H 2:10:09 PM
And that’s a situation where if the auto-detect didn’t know the song, it could pop up a note to the dj that it was missed
Bob H 2:11:14 PM
A dark song that would fit in here is “Wrong” by Antipoda, a Depeche Mode cover
Maura Johnston (host) 2:13:33 PM
Spinitron definitely needs a "reissue year" field
Bob H 2:14:29 PM
Hmmm. Definitely an intense set!
Rat 2:18:17 PM
The Robert Wyatt song was incredible. How did I miss this guy? Thanks for the "new" music to explore.
Maura Johnston (host) 2:19:52 PM
Oh, you're in for a treat!
Maura Johnston (host) 2:32:55 PM
whoops i meant to say 'dinner party is' instead of 'freeze tag is.' at least the metadata here is ok
Maura Johnston (host) 2:39:58 PM
this set has two songs about being on public transit!
Bob H 2:42:44 PM
Raincoats - it’s amazing how they can so current after 40+ years
Maura Johnston (host) 2:48:52 PM
ok let's see if this gets picked up...
Maura Johnston (host) 2:49:11 PM
guessing it won't
Maura Johnston (host) 2:49:31 PM
that was definitely the most WNUR segue I've done while at WZBC, haha
Maura Johnston (host) 2:52:56 PM
http://www.undergroundarchiveproject.org/items/show/1236
Bob H 2:52:57 PM
You did an excellent show. I didn’t hear the segue but i get the impression it didn’t go as well as you’d like, lol?
Maura Johnston (host) 2:53:16 PM
No, it went well! Just the songs. Silver Apples into Assembly Line People Program (see the link I posted just now)
hexen 2:54:53 PM
this is a great Fall song
Maura Johnston (host) 2:57:25 PM
The Cool Greenhouse is The Fall with better politics
hexen 2:57:38 PM
hell yeah, gonna go get the LP
Maura Johnston (host) 3:01:22 PM
Thanks for tuning in everyone!