Who doesn't love Canada? Hockey, Healthcare, and Hortons! Tim Hortons that is. Today is your day. Call us up on the Viva Radio Hotline and let us know your comments on the many uses of Clearly Canadian! 888-550-8482. Here's a little classic Geddy Lee to get you in true form!
I guess I need to hang out with DJ Steve Porter a little more often! Oh wait, I think I actually saw Porter on a CSI Miami episode last week. Was he the guy that gave special massages to the patrons at the South Beach Hyatt? Or maybe he was giving DJ lessons at Guitar Center on 14th St? I guess we'll be playing this jam on Viva Radio nonstop for the next few weeks. Might balance out all the Michael Jackson we've been hearing nonstop as of late. Needless to say, this is a great reason to be alive in 2009. "Playoffs, playoffs, ohhh playoffs, and Joe Namath kind of takes the prize on this one!
V Count Macula Viva Radio ID (featuring the song "Hostile Nostril"):
"Smooth Wizardz" video (featuring one of the greatest fist bumps of all time):
A good friend of mine is really into girl singer song writers. Sometimes he even goes out of his way to make bootlegged T Shirts for his favorite performers! Thanks for tipping me off to wonderful world of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down! I recently did a little chit chat with Thao who has a terrific album out "We Brave Bee Stings and All" on Kill Rock Stars. We talked about decompressing after tour, where she bought her signature hollow body guitar, and when not to drop your pants on the Public Transit System in San Francisco. The band is getting ready to release a new record in October! Here's the interview!
Two's Company Pt. 2: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Some boy bands have it all made. Some boy bands love listening to Viva Radio! And, here's the proof right before our eyes. Looks like Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers made the right choice wearing a sweet Viva Radio T Shirt on a recent interview featured on myspace. Now if I can just get him in a Gay Beach shirt!
Buy your own Viva Radio T Shirt here.
Also note some another allstar wearing a Viva Radio T Shirt Matt from Psychedelic Horseshit!I knew we could somehow make a connection between these two! Keep us posted if you have any other shots in your collection!
I'd be a pretty happy camper if Eugene Mirman was to do my High School Commencement speech. Apparently the real deal happened this past weekend as Eugene gave a roaring commentary on his life, our lives, and the future that lies within at his former High School. That means absolutely nothing and therefore I'll never be giving a commencement speech myself. Whatever the case is. The video is pretty amazing as Eugene warns us that there's an asteroid heading for the earth, and that sometimes you can fail, barely pass, and then become a comedian afterall!
We also spoke with Eugene on the phone the other day to get a Viva Radio ID that you'll be hearing rotating all Summer long. It goes a little something like this!
Eugene Mirman Viva Radio ID
I'm going to tip you off on a little "art buzz" for Summer 2009. (read this like Norm McDonald doing Larry King) "Hey folks, if there's one underground artist you should read up on its the wonderful MOMO. His creations are constantly blowing my mind. Whether its the guerilla wheat pastes or the East River Totem Poles this guys the maximum art creator! Do yourself a favor and invest in Momo, it might be better than melting down Gold at this point!"
He's also got a brand new book that you should definitely buy! Here's what Momo has to say:
Rojo is publishing a 160 page Book of MOMO, "3AM-6AM". Its a small format, there's no text, just images. All color/form abstraction, its inspiration & precarious life outdoors. I was very moved making this. While some photos are "Best of" like you'd expect, there's also the chance for context, to see it all as a story.
Viva Radio is back with this seasons' fashion beat blast. Sheri Barclay brings you her hottest picks of the summer. Whos' wearing it? What do I choose? How do these tights make my ankles look?
All these questions and more are right here, with Fashion Beats. Easy Listening, Viva Radio!
Fashion Beat! Prostitute Stalkings
Fashion Beat! Shiny Sash
Fashion Beat! Stag Bag
Fashion Beat! Tic Tac Shoes
Fashion Beat! Watercolor Tights
I went to the Die Heart with a Vengeance last Saturday in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. Who knew underground secret loft parties still existed in Brooklyn. Well, the lovely Jill Bradshaw of J'aime Musique on Viva Radio took it up another notch this time and hosted one sizzling pre-Summer Jam off featuring the bands Children and Love or Perish along with a scrumptious DJ battle off between J Penry and Max Wowch/Pask! Violent Bullshit was pretty cool too. It was nice to see Toshi!
I enjoyed the mini Colt 45 and Tequila vibes that were happening throughout the evening. I got to talk to Justine D and catch up with some ole pals from the hood. I also spoke with Will Roan of the band Amazing Baby. He showed me the new slamming album cover for his release coming out this Summer. I enjoyed the carpeted stage and urinating in the unisex bathroom whilst mingling with ladies. Dude, Facebook friend requests were totally happening for me that night. Did I mention that Jill Brashaw looked amazing! Well she did! Good kicker to Summer 09. See you in the Village!
I recently spoke with Midwest Booty legend DJ Assault on the telephone this week. He's been a hero of myn since his late 90's classic Ass N Titties was blasting on WJLB all summer long. His new album, titled "Passport Player" is certainly destined to be blasting out of cars cruising Jefferson this summer as well. Themes include songs about toes, licking, drinking, and hittin up Da Hotels! We'll be circulating "Pretty Toes" on viva for the next month.
When asked if he would be down to do a quick radio ID for Viva Radio, the wonderful Kerry Davis suggested the following: "This is DJ Assault and when I'm not being chased by packs of wild dogs in downtown Detroit I'm listening to Viva Radio"
Listen to the raw outtake of the recording!
DJ Assault Raw Audio Outtake!