May 21, 2009

Last Show Playlist and Reflection

This is looooooooooooooooooooong overdue. I am sorry for the delay.

Playlist for Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, 2009, 7 PM to 4:30 AM:

Pink Floyd – On the Run
Pink Floyd – Hey You
The Police – King of Pain
Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
The Moody Blues – Ride My See-Saw
Frank Sinatra – The Best is Yet to Come
Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Dave Matthews Band – Don’t Drink the Water
Tantric – Breakdown
Staind – A Flat
Linkin Park – 1Stp Klosr
Linkin Park – KRWLNG
Linkin Park – Points of Authority
Jay-Z and Linkin Park – Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer
DMX – Dog Intro
DMX – Blackout
DMX – D-X-L (Hard White)
Drag-On – Feel My Pain
Strong Bad – Trogdor
Sodom – Surfin’ Bird
S.O.D. – Ballad of the Scorpions
Napalm Death – The Kill
Napalm Death – Common Enemy
Napalm Death – As the Machine Rolls On
Napalm Death – Deceiver
Napalm Death – Point of No Return
Napalm Death – Prison Without Walls
Napalm Death – Parasites
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Napalm Death – You Suffer
Nonpoint – Years
Nonpoint – My Own Sake
Nonpoint – Past it All
Nonpoint – To the Pain
West Gate – Bleeding Out (live acoustic)
West Gate – Soul Searching (live acoustic)
West Gate – Daylight (live acoustic)
West Gate – Redemption
West Gate – Falling Farther
West Gate – Escape Artist
West Gate – Grudge
Apocalyptica – Fight Fire With Fire
System of a Down – Shimmy
System of a Down – Aerials
Sevendust – Deathstar
Sevendust – Follow
Sevendust – Failure
Sevendust – Home
Disturbed – Inside the Fire
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Sonata Arctica – Die With Your Boots On
Armageddon – Die With Your Boots On
Haste the Day – Long Way Down
Arch Enemy – The Book of Heavy Metal
Chimaira – Disposable Heroes
Pantera – Fucking Hostile
Machinemade God – Fuck Your Dead Heart
Strapping Young Lad – S.Y.L.
Strapping Young Lad – You Suck
Gama Bomb – Sentenced to Thrash
Metallica – Disposable Heroes
Megadeth – Devil’s Island
Anthrax – Metal Thrashing Mad
Kreator – Radical Resistance
Destruction – The Alliance of Hellhoundz
Slayer – Angel of Death
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Numbered Days
Rollins Band – What’s the Matter Man?
Eyes Set to Kill – Only Holding On
The Agonist – Rise and Fall
In This Moment – Daddy’s Falling Angel
Light This City – Firehaven
Arch Enemy – Ravenous
Nightwish – Deep Silent Complete
Within Temptation – The Howling
Devildriver – Damning the Heavens
Devildriver – The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand
Children of Bodom – Done With Everything, Die for Nothing
Children of Bodom – Needled 24/7
Children of Bodom – Hate Me!
Kalmah – Holy Symphony of War
Norther – My Antichrist
Dimmu Borgir – Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
Dimmu Borgir – Hybrid Stigmata – The Apostasy
Siebenb├╝rgen – The Soulless
Dissection – God of Forbidden Light
Cradle of Filth – Shat Out of Hell
Kamelot – March of Mephisto
Sabaton – Attero Dominatus
Zonaria – Slaughter is Passion
Insomnium – Song of the Storm
The Duskfall – Downright Dreadful
Sonic Syndicate – Soulstone Splinter
Raunchy – A Heavy Burden
Killswitch Engage – For You
Still Remains – Bliss
Deadlock – Temple of Love
Bleed the Sky – The Martyr
Demon Hunter – The Latest and the Last
Demon Hunter – The Science of Lies
Demon Hunter – Beheaded
Demon Hunter – Storm the Gates of Hell
Unearth – This Time Was Mine
Unearth – This Glorious Nightmare
Unearth – My Will Be Done
Unearth – Zombie Autopilot
Sevendust – Gone

And so, my time on WSOU is at it's end. My last show is over. And a little while after its completion, I figured out how best to describe it: compelling and fitting.

I use the word compelling because this show basically confirmed my desire to continue in radio. Originally I had thought that I would not want to be in radio after my last WSOU show, because I didn't think anything could ever top the experience of that show. Well, after experiencing that show, and feeling not only the pride of having such an awesome shift, but also the pain of knowing that I would never do anything like it ever again, I know that I will continue on in radio because the last show is not the experience that can't be topped. It's the experience of being on the air and knowing that your friends, family, and fans are listening and loving what they hear. That feeling will never leave me, and I want that feeling to remain with me forever. So to all my loyal listeners - Dave from Stadium, Chicken Mike, Richie the Cop, Rob from Queens, and every single other one of you crazy fuckers - and to everyone who has ever told me that they enjoy the work I'm doing at any time, thank you for keeping it real and for helping my dream to stay alive. You are the reason I am where I am today.

Returning to my description, I use the word fitting because this last show really did show just how crazy my music taste is and why I value the things I do. And yet, there are so many artists that I didn't include in my last show that I wish I had, including several that I never had a chance to play at any point during my time at WSOU. Also, remaining indicative of my music taste, I didn't get to play nearly as much as I wanted to play. The fact that I went for nine and a half hours is irrelevant - if I could have, I would have done a full day straight and loved every second of it too. I suppose, though, that I will just have to take what I can get and be happy with it.

I want to thank every single person who showed up to the show in person or called to say hello or wish me well. To my family - Mom, Dad, Emily, Cathy, Grandma, Uncle Jimmy, Grammy & Pops, Aunt Mary Ellen, Uncle Don, Uncle John, and many many others - you made the night more special than any other time I've been on the air at WSOU. I am so glad that you enjoyed the show, and your pride in me still makes me blush a lot. Thank you for your unending support. To my fellow WSOU staffers, past and present, who showed up - Allie, Michcella, JD, Kurt, George, Pete, Kim, Craig, Andrew, Mell-dawg, Sheigh, Tim, Faulks, Biscuits, Steph, Brian, Tim, Stigz, Brittany, Taylor, and of course the mighty IRON MABEN - I couldn't have made it the past five years without all of you supporting me and backing me up in whatever ways you have, great and small. You are what makes our station great. To all my non-WSOU friends who made their presence known - JR-9000, Ryan, Bro. Michael Paul, Chris, Maria, Molly, James, Rob, Jeff, Shaina, Sam, Kate, Tejal, Mike, Mama and Papa Eagle Rock, and many many others - thank you for believing in me and supporting what I love in whatever way you can and did. You rule!

I can only pray that I end up somewhere else that's half as awesome as WSOU when I get a real job. Until then, thank you all. And for the last time, Chris the Mad Scientist signs off.