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Unfortunately, A Shot in the Dark radio show is no more.
Continue to listen to WUSC on 90.5 or stream live any time!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


A Shot in the Dark
Mondays 8-10 AM
WUSC FM 90.5
Stream live any time!


Los Odio- Pelos en el Mouse
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- Counting Down the Hours
Michael Runion- Why You Gotta Make it So Hard?
Vetiver- Another Reason to Go
Polaris- She is Staggering
Langhorne Slim- By the Time the Sun Goes Down
Guster- The Sun Shines Down on Me
Austin Crane- Make it Out
Tod Adrian Wisenbaker- Cigar3
Lucas Bunch and Pete Zaepfel- Bounce(Electric)
Patrick Park- Here We Are
Dr. John-Mama Roux
Galactic-Funky Bird
Heatmiser-Plainclothes Man
The International Submarine Band- Folsom Prison Blues/That's All Right
The Jayhawks-Blue
Jeff Tweedy-Heavy Metal Drummer (Live)
Jolie Holland-Sascha
Killing Joke- Eighties
The Long Winters- Scared Straight
North Mississippi Allstars-Teasin' Brown
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals- Let it Ride
State Radio- Right Me Up
Spinnaker- Rock N' Roll
Charlotte Gainsbourg- Heaven Can Wait

Monday, February 15, 2010


A Shot in the Dark
8-10AM WUSC FM 90.5


Femme Fatale- Sky Ferreira
Walk of a Gurl- Preston School of Industry
It Covers the Hillside- Midlake
Whole Lotta Losin'- Monsters of Folk
Bye Bye Badman- The Stone Roses
Highway 61 Revisited (Dylan cover)- Karen O and the Million Dollar Bashers
Cheap Tragedies- Jack Acid
Sparta #2- The Fall
On the Move- Whispertown 2000
Got Up This Morning- Sage Francis
December, 1999- Jolie Holland
When A Man Loves a Woman (cover)- Karen Dalton
Where I'm From- Michael Runion
Buddy Bradley- Adam Green
Saturnine- Polaris
Brown Mountain Lights- Acoustic Syndicate
The Saddest Story Ever Told (Magnetic Fields cover)- Ben Gibbard
Shuffle Your Feet- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Tracy Jacks- Blur
Heaven or Las Vegas- Cocteau Twins
Christine's Tune- The Flying Burrito Brothers
Westminster Abbey- Spinnaker
Boris- The George and Jack Sessions
Tow the Line- Austin Crane
Imprint After- Toro Y Moi
Heart of Steel- Galactic

Best in Show:
"All in One" by Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar (off of the Soundtrack to "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur)
Kerouac documentary! Sick!

Monday, February 8, 2010


A Shot in the Dark
New time once again: Mondays, 8-10 AM
WUSC 90.5 FM or stream live


Karen Dalton- How Sweet It Is (cover)
Guster-Say That to My Face
Jolie Holland- Crush in the Ghetto
Magnolia Sons- Jails Everywhere
Easy Star All Stars and Citizen Cope- Karma Police (cover)
Michael Runion- Soft Hands
The Thermals- Ballad of Big Nothing (cover)
Monsters of Folk- Losin Yo Head
Polaris- Hey Sandy
Block- Catch a Falling Star (cover)
The Redwalls- Robinson Crusoe
Dylan Gilbert- You're Not Just Saying That
Daniel Johnston- The Beatles
Shout Out Louds- Oh, Sweetheart
Vetiver- More of This
The Dead Trees- Shelter
Adam Green & Ben Kweller- Kokomo (cover)
Toro Y Moi- Talamak
Alana Davis- The Reaper (cover) (by request)
Colin Herring- Seemed to Be
Clem Snide- I Got High
Gossip- Heavy Cross
The Films- Holiday
Man/Miracle- The Shape of Things
Girls- Laura
The Laughing-Runner
White Denim- I Start to Run

Best in Show:
Toro Y Moi's burnin' shit up y'all!

Canyasettletoshootme or have you picked your target yet?

Now all I can be is Buddy Bradley

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today's show.
Listen to WUSC live any time.

Son, Ambulance- Brown Park
Michael Runion- Odetta
Polaris- Coranado Ii
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansen- Wear and Tear
Mary Lou Lord- I Figured You Out
The Almighty Defenders-Cone of Light
Port O'Brien- My Will is Good
Little Joy-The Next Time Around
Austin Crane- My Timid Lamb
The Dutchess & The Duke- Let it Die
Ryan Bingham -I Don't Know
The XX-Islands
Girls- Ghost Mouth
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Higher Than the Stars
Maps of Norway- Tyranny is Over

Best in Show: "Coronado Ii" by Polaris. Pete and Pete was the shit y'all!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


New show time. Wednesdays, 6-7AM!
WUSC 90.5 FM
listen live any time here

Mostly artists from or based out of California/the Los Angeles Area

Any Fun- Coconut Records
16th & Valencia, Roxy Music- Devendra Banhart
It Was Love- The Elected
Hand of God- Jason Boesel
Something on Your Mind- Karen Dalton
What I Say and What I Mean- The Like
Keep Me in Mind- Little Joy
The Daylight- Michael Runion
Shampoo- Pete Yorn and Scarlet Johansen
Black Hole- She & Him
Restless- Whispertown 2000
XX Intro WWIV- Jams F. Kennedy

Tegucigalpa- The Fruit Bats
100 Degrees- Shout Out Louds
Waiting for October- Polaris
Me and Mia- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Holiday Review- Magnolia Sons

Best in Show: "The Daylight" by Michael Runion. Love this guy
(also love his version with Z Berg from The Like!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Recently found a playlist from what I believe was my 2nd show of the year.
Looks like I sort of broke the rules with this one, whoops!
listen to WUSC live any time!


The Long Winters- It'll Be a Breeze
Old 97's- Rollerskate Skinny
Jolie Holland- Moonshiner
Sleep Station- After the War
Death Cab for Cutie- Rockin' Chair (The Band cover)
Guster-Jesus on the Radio
Whispertown 2000- Old Times
Midlake- Roscoe
Mary Lou Lord- Hard Road
The Stone Roses- Waterfall
Alberta Cross- Old Man Chicago
Sea Wolf- Orion &Dog
Fruit Bats- Flamingo
Jennifer Leonhardt- More Rope
Orba Squara- Treasure Map
My Morning Jacket- It Makes No Difference (The Band cover)

Best in Show: "Old Man Chicago" by Alberta Cross and "Waterfall" by The Stone Roses

Oh, and I'm pretty sure I like MMJ's version of 'It Makes No Difference' better than The Band's. It's just so good every time.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


My last documented Playlist of the Fall Semester.
New/earlier time slot for the Spring! (hopefully)
Stream WUSC live at any time!

Oh, hey- suggestions for songs/artists always appreciated!
Non Top 40 stuff!

Jolie Holland- "Roll My Blues"
Austin Crane- "The First Shall Be"
The Red House Painters- "Wop a Din Din"
Preston School of Industry- "Caught in the Rain"
Mary Lou Lord- "Speeding Motorcycle (Live)" (Daniel Johnston cover)
Vetiver- "Everyday"
The Long Winters- "Ultimatum"
Devendra Banhart- "Angelika"
Uncle Tupelo- "Wait Up"
Stars- "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"
Old 97's- "Smokers"
Alberta Cross- "Old Man Chicago"
Sea Wolf- "Spirit Horse"
Missions of Burma- "Good Cheer"

Best in Show: "The First Shall Be" by Austin Crane off of the album Place at the Table
These guys are Columbia, SC natives! Their sound is dope, kind of reminds me of The Decemberists.
Get familiar!!


For WUSC's Fall Fundraiser: Playing Favorites, I played nothing but Guster on my show.
I had recently seen them live at The Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, so I was still giddy from that experience and wanted nothing more than to convert my listener(s?) into Guster fans!
Here's the Playlist!
Listen to WUSC live at any time!

The Harder They Come
Careful (Live)
I'm Through
Two of Us (Beatles cover)
Say That to My Face
Great Escape
The Sun Shines Down on Me
This Wheel's on Fire (The Band cover)
Nothing But Flowers (Talking Heads cover)
Sunday Afternoon
G Major

Best in Show: "Sunday Afternoon" off of The Pasty Tapes, Vol. 2

Guster is also into environmental activism!
Band Member Adam Gardner is co-founder of Reverb, a non-profit that has been greening the tours of artists such as Avril Lavigne, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews Band! Check Reverb out and see what you can do to help!

Also Check Out:
Member Joe Pisapia's solo work!
Guster's Twitter Page edited by lead singer Ryan


So I have a radio show, "A Shot in the Dark" on my college's non- top 40 radio station: WUSC 90.5 FM.
Stream live at any time!

Here is the Playlist from one of my first shows of the year!

Sleep Station- "Caroline, London 1940"
Whiskeytown- "Midway Park"
Old 97's- "Busted Afternoon"
Feist- "Mushaboom"
The Long Winters- "Cinnamon"
Devendra Banhart- "An Island"
Pete Yorn- "EZ"
Monsters of Folk- "Dear God"
Beck- "True Love Will Find You in The End"
Daniel Johnston- "Walking the Cow"
The Stone Roses- "She Bangs the Drums"
The Fruit Bats- "Tegucigalpa"
Uncle Tupelo- "Screen Door"
Lissy Trullie- "Self Taught Learner"

Best in Show: The Fruit Bats- "Tegucigalpa" off of their latest album The Ruminant Band
(LOVE this album! Very fun and catchy)
preview all songs here