Music Mix: ON AIR!

Walking into the Santa Monica College campus, I passed a group of students and made my way into the downstairs of the first building on my right side. I’ve been there before. I pushed the buttons on the intercom located outside the locked door. A camera pointed to my face. Usually someone answers the phone and I then re-enact a scene from one of my favorite movies, “Jackie Brown”, I say when talking back to the person on the other side of the phone handle. But this time no one answered. A custodian finally allowed me into the radio station. She asked me if I was there to see Garth and if he knew that I was coming. I said, “yes”.

Garth Trinidad is one of the greatest musical visionaries of all times, and DJ of KCRW. His show happens at primetime every weekday from 8-10. By watching him and listening to him I’ve learned how to speak professionally in rhythm. I love visiting him at the station I get to discover new artists, and I get to catch up with my old friend all at once. This time I came in to translate lyrics into Portuguese, because Garth is releasing his album in Brazil and he wants to re-do the vocal parts in my Portuguese. I have to say for a speaking my native language for the first time that Garth had the accent down and I’m looking forward to hear the finished song, because the English version is dope!

Play it – Victory

Get Ready – Temptations

Supernova – Ray LaMontagne

High Ball Stepper – Jack White

Romanticise – Chela

Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder

Woman to Woman – Joe Cocker

Time Bomb – Rancid

The Duck – Jackie Lee

Stillness Is The Move – Dirty Projectors

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