2023 MODERN ROCK 500
Are we having the best time ever with this or what?!?!?
Sidenote to the music: The t-shirt orders just keep rolling in!! 🤩 Thank you so much, everyone! All sales help directly support Inhailer Radio to keep running so we can offer more programming like this in the future.
Ordered mine in pink!
I'm rocking mine all week by wearing another shirt underneath so it doesn't get too dirty. TMI
So, I missed the first batch. Any idea when the second batch will ship?
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Well, this is really just the early preview before the weekend premier!! Then, it will be archived on here for listening any time!
ditto on that *sniff*
Listening to the MR500 has been an amazing treat for me.
A little over nineteen years ago, as a sophomore in high school, I stayed up late to hear 97X go off the air... I unfortunately fell asleep before I heard the final song and the farewell note, and woke up to some generic radio programming. The first day without the Future of Rock and Roll felt hollow.
Years later, I have found a wonderful home in KEXP (especially when they had a morning dedicated to 97X: that brought a tear to my eye as I sat at the computer), but hearing the voices of my childhood has been something else. Long live the Future of Rock and Roll.
The last song they played was World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope. it's on right now.
a lil/lot age diff. but exact same sentiments! thanks for this unknown! like the idea of local branch of what kexp is. cus the only way future is really real is when it's happening around us
I see you trying to keep me listening with Deluxe by Lush, Inhailer. That was the first CD I ever bought.
loved when the drop kick mcenroes beat the bjork borgs. feathers everywhere
Til tomorrow... Thanks for another trip down memory lane!
Good stuff, wasn't it?
Oh for sure... It's been a trip since I started listening late in the eighties.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying this Modern Rock 500. It's so great to hear all the former DJs most of whose voices I haven't heard in roughly 30 years playing the very songs they introduced me to as a youth....I lived in Dayton so the only way I could tune in back in the 90s was on my alarm clock radio positioned JUUUSSST right on the edge of my dresser. 97X staff- you were so nice to me back in like 1995, I was on a college visit to Miami, and I talked my mom into driving me to the station so I could just marvel at it. Someone invited me in and gave me a tour! I lived in New Mexico for about four years in the late 90s, and around 1999 WOXY started streaming, I requested a song (probably GBV or something) and you guys sent me a care package - really cool tee shirt, a 97X water bottle and some stickers! I've still got the water bottle! I would drive from New Mexico to Dayton when I would come home for vacation, and would actually get to tune in IN THE CAR by the time I got to Eastern Indiana! It was always sad driving back to NM in the wee hours of the morning hearing the station fade out. (One really eerie fade out was Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" at probably 3 in the morning) it's just great to hear you all on the air again! Thank you all so much for the music education you gave me. I can't begin to describe how much I appreciate it! I listened/am listening to the very end!
blackstar burned out so so bright
Is it weird that the first thing that comes to mind then I hear "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges is the movie Friday Night Lights?
well, it was on the soundtrack and did feature during the movie's climax
That Stooges intro gets me every time .. 😱
OMG, that weird overnight guy would call in and request a song and would call back after each song that WASN'T his request, to complain. He kept telling me one night he was going to come to the station and Phil Manning called and banned him from calling. Dave told me that the guy had cornered him in a parking lot once and Dave jumped in his car and drove off with haste. I mean, I'm 100% weirdo, as are a handful of our listeners... but there's a limit, you know?
I definitely had listeners who would just show up at the door in the middle of the night and they were usually very sweet and well-intentioned, but I was like YOU HAVE TO GO.
Barb, I made him cry too...
Shiv and half the time, intoxicated on something.
Friz in the house.
It's no snowing... but let's drink!
Sit home. Drink beer.
I’m in too. At last. No effing idea how to change my avatar yet though….
Love this song by The Church.
this is kind of it for a send up from these years. nice. I kind of like the fact it will never be 60's bonkers with reliving the past, life is short enough as it is. reliving robs the now. especially if over done. and now is really freaking awesome!
now meaning what's new or as 97x would say future new
We got over 30 former DJs, who are spread out all over the country, to volunteer their time to make this happen. I don't think there is any way we could have pulled this off in a live fashion, but I am thrilled with how it turned out!
@Matt Shiverdecker - It's absolutely brilliant. A 40-hour special is insane, that's some dedication right there.
the voice of a very fun angel
Mexican Radio to Save It for Later to Life During Wartime is so nice.
best logo contest winner?
except for inhaler's of course
Always dig me some Stan Ridgway
I’ve gotten say Stan Ridgeway is the greatest storyteller this side of Bob Dylan!!!
One time, in the late 80's we took a call, it was Stan. He had a list of stations that played either Wall of Voodoo or some of his earlier solo stuff. He was living in I believe somewhere in the great Southwest. Well anyways, he said he had a wipe board with call letters of the stations that played either Wall of Voodoo or his solo stuff. He was calling to get our address and checking if we'd play his stuff. Well it was his classic "Mosquitos" album! Glad we took his call!
So my hubby & I do a DJ stream from our record room every Thursday night. Tonight, I am gonna take my first hour (which is 8-9pm eastern) to play songs inspired by the Modern Rock 500. Mostly, it'll be songs that have previously been on the countdown or maybe bands we played that never quite made the cut...
It kicks off at 8pm eastern / 7pm central (as it does every Thursday, with few exceptions) over at twitch.tv/austinbloggy
Come say hi in the chat!
There should be two g's. twitch.tv/austinbloggy
Doh! That was a typo. It's fixed now.
BUMP! Tuning in now 😎