extra extra the mighty tsegasaurus roams the airwaves!
As some of you know, I have been trying to make it on the airwaves on the one and only FM station in Addis. After four months of “Dej tinat” as wE call it in Ethiopia, I had my moment of glory last night from 8:00PM -9:00pm, which is going to be my regular time slot every Thursday.
For now, the show is called, ‘Alternative Thursdays’. In fact, I was asked for an explanation on why ‘Alternative’. Very simple reason for that, I play some thing out of the regular top 40. Besides, the term Alt- has been the hippest thing in the music industry for a while (Alt-rock, Alt-hiphop, Alt-country, Alt-tribalchanting)
“Hang the blessed DJ, because the music they constantly play, it says nothing to me about my life”
Play list for the first show:
Sigur ros – Agetes Byryun (a good beginning)
Neil Young – Tonight is the night (fo’ shizzle ma whizzle)
Asnaqeth Werku – Mengedenaw Lebe (one of my favorite Ethiopian singer-songwriter, the song has a message to dare your self and do things out of the ordinary)
Smiths – Panic (HANG the DJ)
LifeSavas – Hellohihey (ego ego ego)
Michael Franti – Everyone Deserves Music (even our enemies, the DJs that should be hanged)
Horace Andy – Do you love my music (do ya punk? do ya?)
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven (dylio’s recommendation)
Once i get the promised broadband connection Ethiopian telecommunication has been promising us for the past little while, I will post the entire show on mp3 format.