You are aware that HI54LOFI has a 24/7 internet radio stream, right? No, I don't mean the bi-weekly mix tape that I call a radio show even though it's really just a digital mix tape, I mean the actual internet radio station that plays sweet tunes all day every day and that you can listen to on HI54LOFI or on TuneIn. You knew about that right?
Well, if for some bat shit crazy reason you didn't already know about it and you have never tuned in before, everyday this week (just like last week) there is going to be a 1 hour reason to metaphorically turn the dial to HI54LOFI FM. And that reason? I'm going to let somebody else pick the music. For 1 hour. Everyday that isn't Sunday.
This week the all important hat of Tune Selector For 1 Hour is placed on the head of Trev Elkin, he of @sixfromsirius fame and frequent contributor for Gold Flake Paint. He also makes Mixcloud mixes and you should already be familiar with him because he did a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ and you are a loyal repeat reader of this here blog.
What will Trev be playing during his hour? Well, here he is with a little preview…
“It’s amazing how many songs I have in my collection that are named after real, fictional or famous people. Here are some of them. There’s a mix of genres from alt-folk to indie rock, to electronica performed by some emerging acts and well-known artists. Each song tells a story, about or inspired by the person of the title - see if you know who they are!”
You can see the 'whens' for each daily take over on the big picture at the top of this post. All times are posted in General Mountain Time, as me and my radio station are General Mountain Timers, so if you are not also a GMTer and need to work out what time that is where you are in the world, I recommend this handy site. Or, maybe even better, you can just follow HI54LOFI and TREV on Twitter as we'll probably tweet stuff like "it's on now!!!" when it is now on. Also, the HI54LOFI internet radio station has it's own twitter handle (@MXTP_RADIO) that just tweets out what's playing… so maybe follow that too?
Finally, if you were thinking “if I listen to the 1hr takeover on one day, there is no reason to tune in on any other day” well my friend, you done thought wrong. Lauren sent more than 1hrs worth of music. Which means that each day will not be the exact same songs nor the exact same order. So tune in all week. And tell your friends and moms and moms friends to do the same.
And hey, what the heck, you might as well listen to the songs that I picked for the other 23hrs of the day, right? You know, if you got nothing else to listen to. So how about you bookmark this page. Or this page (or get the Tunein app on yr phone and search for "HI54LOFI").