Tuesday, December 18, 2007

DJing Tonight!

Hey all!

I am part of a group of people that operate a pirate radio station in Midian City, called KAOS Radio. When I dj, I do so completely in-character, and I even speak (yes, you get to hear Tober's voice!). My show, Tober's Rain of Ruin, is scheduled for every Tuesday from 5-8pm SLT. Yes, that means tonight! I also play other days of the week around the same time, but Tuesday is my only firmly scheduled day. You can listen to my set through the Midian City or Apocalypse main streams, or by using this url:


I play all sorts of music, such as punk, post-punk, hip hop, post-rock, shoegaze, techno, electro, idm, freak folk, etc. You get the idea. Tonight's set will also feature interesting instrumental songs of different genres.

Thanks, and I hope you'll check it out. =)


Seraphine said...

I had to google shoegaze. I had never heard the term before.

"the musicians in these bands often maintained a motionless performing style, standing on stage and staring at the floor while playing their instruments; hence, the idea that they were gazing at their shoes. The shoegazing sound featured extensive use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars."

Heh, interesting. I think that sound goes through my head when I'm walking, only I didn't know there was a name for it. Hugs.

October Hush said...

Yeah, "shoegaze" sort of gets lumped in with "post-rock" too sometimes (bands like Mogwai, Tortoise, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, later Talk Talk, etc.). Two of the best known shoegaze bands are My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive.

A. Burgess said...

tuesdays rool!

And MBV's Loveless is one of my all-time fave albums. A high-water mark for music, let alone the genre.

October Hush said...

I agree...great album. Perhaps I'll play "Come in Alone" for you, Alex ;-)

Timothy Lilliehook said...

Any chance you might post a podcast for those of us that live in a very different timezone and can't come to hear you live?

October Hush said...

Yeah, Timothy, I'm working on that. I need a very "lightweight" audio recording program (I'll probably end up using Audacity), because even though my computer has 2gb of ram, I have SL, Winamp, iTunes, another mp3 player, and sometimes also Firefox running at the same time when I DJ.

This situation may change soon if I get a new ipod for christmas, because I'll just play from two ipods instead of having to rely on the mp3 player program. Right now I play from my ipod and the mp3 program routed to an external mixer and then back into the computer and into winamp. Sounds convoluted? It is! Kinda. But it works pretty well, actually.

I was going to try recording my set last night with Audacity, but I didn't have time to download it and get it set up...I was running late for my set as it was.

I *do*, however, have one set recorded and online...let me see if the download link still works. If it does, I'll post it here in my blog today =)

Timothy Lilliehook said...

Thankies for that!

And yes, that setup sounds complicated, but as I always say "as long as it works, it's fine" ;-)

theshadow said...


Wow, I have enough problems running Firefox, Photoshop Pro CS3, and SL... I don't need to add music apps in... ^_^

October Hush said...

It sounds more complicated than it really is.

Basically, I have a really good firewire pro audio interface for my computer which gives me good routing options. I have the software mp3 player routed to one pair of outputs on the audio interface, which goes into the mixer, and my ipod which goes into the other pair of inputs on the mixer, as well as my mic. Then the output of the mixer goes into one pair of inputs of the audio interface. This is what Winamp "hears". The resulting signal is also sent out to my studio monitors (aka, snobby name for expensive speakers used for audio production). I also have headphones plugged into the mixer, which allows me to preview tracks without playing them out to winamp.

I wish the dj mixer I'm using had one more input so I could also have my cd player hooked up at the same time, but it doesn't. If I want to play a cd, I unplug the ipod and plug in the cd player. *shrugs*