LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles

 

Tiffany Anders

TeefanyTiffany Anders - Listen! Listen!
Tuesdays - 2 - 4 PM PT

Tiffany Anders started her recording career at the tender age of five singing and snickering on the Los Angeles based art new wave band Monitor’s first release, (which also features the Meat Puppets first ever recording and has reached cult status today). It would be a little while before she would record again, doing background vocals at the age of 17 for Dinosaur Jr., on their break out album “Where you Been? And then later contributing vocals for Mike Watt, The Lemonheads and Mike Johnson.

Jonpaul Balak

Jonpaul Balak - Fiberglass Jungle
Saturdays 2 - 4 PM PT

Fiberglass Jungle host Jonpaul Balak has been intimately involved with the Southern California Surf Music scene for many years as a die-hard fan, collector, performer and journalist. He is the bass player for “Planet Earth’s Longest Running Modern Surf Band,” Insect Surfers and for 21st-century Exotica septet The Tikiyaki Orchestra, and has performed with artists including The Ghastly Ones, The Boardwalkers, Surfer Joe, The Disasternauts, 3 Balls of Fire, Project Pimento, John Blair, and Paul Johnson, among others. Jonpaul was a staff member of Tiki Magazine since its inception in 2005, serving as photo editor as well as photographing and writing about Tiki/Polynesian Pop culture and its history. His work has appeared in Sippin’ Safari and Beachbum Berry Remixed, Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop, Tiki Road Trip (2nd ed.) and numerous other publications. He holds a BA in Musicology from UCLA and resides in Venice, California, engulfed by books, music, musical instruments and Tiki artifacts.

Erik Bluhm

Erik Bluhm - West Coast Fog - Tuesdays 7PM -  9PM PT

Erik Bluhm is a fifth generation Angeleno. Tune in to his West Coast Fog program to hear original, not-that-popular mid-'60s 45s, psychedelic meanderings, mini audio-historical documentaries, fascinating and/or special guests, sudden gusts, microtonal composers, private presses, metabolic messes, even poetry. All from California, at least in spirit.

Derrick Bostrom

Derrick Bostrom - C'mon! Live A Little
Saturdays - 4PM PST
"C’mon! Live a Little" host Derrick Bostrom gained notoriety as the drummer and founding member of the legendary Meat Puppets. One of the longest-lasting bands from the American indie scene, the Meat Puppets continue to this day -- though Bostrom jumped ship a decade and a half into the ride. Currently, he labors as an I.T. professional and is considered a "technologist" by those who don't know any better. In truth, he knows just enough to be dangerous...especially to his listeners. Every week on "C'mon! Live A Little," Bostrom unburdening himself of as many guilty pleasures from his collection as an hour can hold. "C'mon! Live A Little" is an inscrutable mix of featherweight pop, oddball novelties and grudging host segments, all glued together with enough easy listening filler to make even the most temperamental Luxurian's household chore or daily commute a veritable breeze.

 

Mr. C

Mr. CMr. C - Mr. C's Soul Spectacular
Saturdays 12PM - 2PM PT


Mr. C was raised amid the street lamps and row houses of Philadelphia's Great Northeast, and then the near beyond, He gave up a budding basketball career and potentially lucrative venture in publishing to follow a calling.  Inspired by the James Brown Revue and the emiment City of Brotherly Love disc jockey Georgie Woods, the young Mr. C decided to do what seemed true and right..to give the people what they  needed and what they wanted across the land.

The Power of Soul!  Beginning in Medford, Massachusetts (WTUR) and neighboring Cambridge (WTBS-pre Ted Turner), the Mr.CSoul Spectacular caravan of stars was on the road: Boston (WBCN), East Orange and Jersey City, New Jersey (WFMU) with guest layovers at hometown icon WDAS and New York's WNYC.  Somehow, even with just a nickel and a nail or an old nine pound steel, the Caravan blazed on to take it to the stage in Hollywood. 

Robin Crutchfield

Robin CrutchfieldRobin Crutchfield - Dark Day Escape Pod
Mondays 8PM - 10PM PT, 11PM - 1AM ET



Oddball loner artist/muscian Robin Crutchfield has been escaping the darker elements of life by retreating into his own reality since hearing The Routers' "Sting Ray" at a 5th grade classmate's patio platter party. The snappy instrumental, with accents from the hip hot rod's car horn revved his escapist tendencies past the pop highway into multiple lanes and genres transcending ten decades. As a performance artist in New York City in the 1970's, and with his bands DNA and Dark Day, he made pit stops at CBGB's and Max's Kansas City, worked with Brian Eno, wrote a comedy skit for Steve Allen, and displayed his art at MoMA and the Whitney. His music was used in Erroll Morris' Bravo TV show, First Person. He's released numerous albums and books, continuing to make his output available online.
On the Dark Day Escape Pod, expect road trip hopscotching across time and space from the morass of the morose to the cheerful earful, melodies from the mellow to the melodramatic, the sophomoric to the simply silly. Crank up the engine on the quirkymobile and strap yourself in for a delightfully dizzying detour down the rabbit hole.

Jim Dawson

Jim Dawson - The Ian Whitcomb Show, Wednesday, 7-9pm

Jim Dawson has written half a dozen books on early rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, including "What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Record?" (1992, Faber & Faber), as well as over 100 album liner notes. He also wrote the 1999 top-selling "Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart?" (Ten Speed Press), "The Compleat Motherfucker: A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words" (2009, Feral House), and "Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!" (2012, History Press). He is the co-host of The Ian Whitcomb Show on Wednesday nights.

Felacity Dickman

Felacity Dickman - Special Content Producer 

Veteran music business barnacle who doesn't collect records [1], has never lip-synched anything into a vacuum-cleaner hose [2], and thinks low quality, poorly-processed audio ephemera are where it's at [3], Felacity Dickman was both eminently under-qualified [ref needed] and delighted to host her own show on luxuriamusic.com, Radio Readymade, which was heard for many years on Friday nights. Ms. Dickman continues to contribute her innumerable talents as a special content producer.
 

       Notes
       1.  Bleeding-Edge Taste-Makers and the Limits of Self-Deprecating Humour.  Queenie Peavy.  Oxford:  OUP, 2007.  126.
       2.  I Raised You Better Than That:  A Memoire.  Hans Zinsser.  Boston:  Little, Brown & Co, 1995.  67.
       3.  Subculture:  The Meaning of Style.  Dick Hebdige.  London/New York:  Methuen, 1979.  159 (endnote 10).
  

dougee Dimensional

dougee Dimensional - dD Sound Machine
Special Content Producer

dougee Dimensional is a singer/songwriter and co-producer for the music group The Gentle People, formed in 1993 in London England and reaching critical acclaim during the neo-lounge explosion of the late 1990's. To date they have released 2 Studio albums, 1 Itunes Exclusive LP, various ep’s and remixes and even a Peel Session for BBC as well as  variety of live band dates throughout Europe and Japan.

Sheryl Farber

Sheryl Farber - Splendor in the Grass - Saturdays 10:30AM - Noon PST

Sheryl Farber is here because her father spotted her mother from a Catskill mountain lounge bandstand. Teenage devouring of Shangri Las and Lesley Gore records landed her a place in NYC underground girl group The Pussywillows.

Since then, she's contributed vocals to a bunch of obscure records. She’s the co-producer of the Rhino boxed set One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found, has worked on hundreds of Rhino releases as editorial