Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bad at Trainwreck: Local Tastemaker "$0$0 Gutter" Visits Tomorrow @Ninja HQ!

Coming up tomorrow, I've got a guest DJ lined up - $0$0 Gutter is joining us from deep in the Boston underground of sound selection. $0$0 (pronounced like "So-so"... I think) is quite possibly the most elusive introverted music nerd of the whole scene like one of those antisocial geniuses with lots of talent but very little ability to share with anyone. Actually, we had a chat and it seems like he might not want to use the microphone (like at all lol). That's cool; just know he's there and he's bringing his encyclopedic knowledge of whatever it is he plays.

$0$0's creative copy regarding the combination of our genre choices earlier today on the Radio Ninja facebook page:



Subscribe to "TMIF" (This Music Is Free), for fuck's sake!
This is the only weekly schooling on free newly released So-so-spin-worthy weirdness you will ever need. $0$0 does your homework for you.

Bonobo is Modern Soft Rock?
I should probably mention here that he indeed has encyclopedic knowledge of some pretty out there sounds. Through the years, Radio Ninja - while it's been great weekly therapy for me on a deep personal level - has gotten a little 'soft' in the way that a 15 year radio program might trend towards. Seriously though, I've thought about this. Bonobo (one of my middle C producers on the show) is unquestionably what soft rock fans of the 70s and 80s would tune into if they were into modern electronic music. It's easy-going palatability is perfect for a small dinner party AMIRITE? It goes down so smooth

(^^ actual background image on my phone, btw.)
 
These guys belong in a brotherhood of smooth jams or I'm going loco.


I was laughing about how palatable Radio Ninja has gotten in recent years and challenged $0$0 to expand our horizons... which is easy for the guy that devours the world wide web of new music each week to selekt for us spin worthy new releases that are free...which is impressive because the search parameters all require that the selektions are free.  Here's that link to $0$0's blog in case you missed it the first time.

Outro words:
$0$0 is good at computer art. Check it out here!

He makes some dope stylez, too. Buy his $hit!

💖💖,
<3 br="">L-Train

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I made a thing!



Here's tonight's show which I posted to mixcloud.com/ltrainismyname :)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

the Meaning of Life: 2015

So, I told Dad-Train that I'd completed "the Meaning of Life: 2015" and he says the typical Dad comeback "Did you figure out what it is?"

::eyeroll::

He'd remember that it's what I call my annual greatest hits series of episodes if he wasn't such an old fart.

Here is the download link in all it's glory, edited so my rambling has been almost completely removed, save for that last cordial "thanks for listening" bit at the end. 2015 was a smash hit; celebrate and listen (like Vanilla Ice).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to download Firmware:

DJ Firmware on WMBR, that is!
Ok, we're bending science here, bringing you intangible bits and beats from radioland.

I had a super fun time co-hosting with DJ Firmware on his tune-selekting debut right here on Radio Ninja.

Download it with a right click or ctrl-click
or just stream it by click'n

Here's that Tycho show we mention at sunrise during Burning Man last year:

KAOS!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Got time for a quickie?



Just one hour this week; I better make it count!

6-7PM on 88.1FM in Boston
wmbr.org EVERYWHERE THERE IS INTERNET!

Did you miss it?
Check out the archive files of the previous two weeks ANYTIME by heading to wmbr.org and clicking on "Archives". Radio Ninja will be there for you <3

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome to the Boston underground...

Hey NINJA party people,

Have you ever walked onto a subway platform and become so transfixed on the random live music acts?  Sure, the talent can be hit or miss sometimes but this guy made me wish I had time to catch the next train:


I've never seen live Ableton square pushing in the context of the subway platform and it sounded like some gorgeous cinematic / glitchy goodness so I dropped him the "Radio Ninja" card and snuck onto the train at the last second!  Last week, I mentioned this on-air and dropped the name and I guess he was listening - especially since I sent him the link ;) - because he's joining us in the station for more live production tonight on WMBR from 6-8PM! Cool!

I really wanted to get him on Radio Ninja ASAP because just after a few pings back and fourth, it came to light that today just happens to be his birthday AND the last day of his indiegogo campaign, designed to upgrade the sound system he uses to bring the music to the people which just hit it's goal a few hours ago.  Congrats, SWDJ, what a great birthday present!! :D :D

Here's his schpeil... we'll be sure to touch on why and how you should continue to support his art:




Join us tonight and every Thursday night for your rush hour pleasure by tuning your transmitter to 88.1 FM dial in greater Boston and WMBR.ORG, everywhere there is internet!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hour of Power, going on now till 7...

Hey, I only have aural dominance for an hour tonight so I'm MAKING IT COUNT!

Just found this li'l gem called "Revolution 10" from Larytta of Creaked Records and I think it's a rollicking good time.

Topics tonight will include but are not limited to: some live production I heard in the subway this week, what happened on Radio Ninja in 2004 and Amon Tobin's new EP coming out soon.

the wmbr blog