Monday, May 11, 2009

My 15 (60) Minutes

I just finished up another round of deadlines and one intense yoga class. Tonight, we did "angry yoga" complete with a mix of angry music. The mix was strangely satisfying to create. We're both going to be sore tomorrow, but I think the class was good for both of us.

Tomorrow, I will be the guest DJ on CD101. I've been alternating between completely calm and totally stressed out all day. I put together a playlist about a month ago, and I figure it's a good sign that I still feel good about it. I had some amazing friends who helped me out and gave me some tough but good feedback. The list (ahem):

1. Menomena: Wet and Rusting
2: Psychotic Girl: The Black Keys
3: Debaser: The Pixies
4: Son's Gonna Rise: Citizen Cope
5: Dull Life
6: 23: Blonde Redhead
7: Look Up: Mirah
8: Penelope: Pinback
9: Sleep Tonight: Stars
10: Italo: Anathallo
11: You Can Have It All: Yo La Tengo
12: Little Bit: Lykke Li
13: 1901: Phoenix

My friend helped me pick out a few outfits tonight (gotta have options) and I'm feeling pretty good about it. I've done speeches and TV stuff before, and I was the designer for a radio station, so it's not completely foreign to me. While a small bit of stress lingers, I am thankful that my voice never quivers or changes pitch with my nerves, and I don't break out in hives. I have friends who do both, and it seems unusually cruel. I think my face went numb earlier, though...

On a side note, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds just came on shuffle and he is ever-so-calmly telling me not to worry. Ah, timing.

If you feel like hearing my voice, tune in (101.1FM) or log on (cd101.com) to CD101 from 1-2pm, on Tuesday. It will either go really well and you can be like, "Hey, I know her!" or it will be really awkward and you can be like, "Oh. My gosh. Listen to this train wreck." Either way, you will be entertained, right?

3 comments:

Dan S. said...

already have it pulled up and ready to listen.

believe_in_magic said...

Angry yoga sounds awesome. I'd love that mix for those 2 days a month that I want to go on a rampage! Sam thinks yoga sounds dumb so I've been trying to explain to him how you make it sound like a really good workout and you do it to cool music, but he is still skeptical. He said you will have to visit and teach us. We'll work on that plan. ;)

I'd never heard of anyone on your playlist (except The Black Keys, but just from reading here) but I particularly enjoyed the first 4 songs and a few in the middle that I will have to revisit.

Joy Hart (aka HeyJoy) said...

Just tweeted about your playlist. Great tunes, Amanda!!

 
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