Saturday, February 28, 2009

Episode 7: Audible Anomalies

I've been sitting on this episode for a bit; trying to decide whether or not to publish it as-it was when I first "finished" it, on the night of its creation. Since my microphone woes have not quiiite yet been resolved (though a remedy is fast approaching on the horizon- with the help of UPS ;)), it occurred to me to try something new for a change, and put a little twist in the mix. What exactly? Well, I thought I might let my screen reader speak for me this time, as our temporary show announcer! ^_^ I thought it'd be something neat, new and unique, you know?

But in the end, I decided to go with the advice of a more seasoned podcaster. Therefore, in lieu of letting Jorgan the Electronic Voice Announcer speak up for me (to save you all from having to bear with my cruddy microphone), I chose to re-produce it, w/my own (hopefully pleasing & endearingly oddball) voice. :)

As for the rest of the show's content; a couple of weeks ago I got a "bee in my bonnet" to suddenly make an impromptu, relatively short podcast centered around all of these great bits of music that have not (as yet) fit into any particular show or theme on Eclectica. Therefore, they're the show's "anomalies" as it were. :) -This is NOT so say that these pieces or bands are weird or bizarre or freakish in any negative sense of the words. Not one bit. These artists & their music all rock considerably (otherwise, why the heck would I feature them here??). They are all just so good, their music could go just about anywhere. And thus, mehopes you see my problem. ;)

But I'll let the music speak to you for itself. :)

As always, if you have any thoughts or ideas you might like to relay to me regarding the show, I'd love to hear from you; my rockin' public. :D You can always feel free to contact me (via my new e-mail addy; about programming, artists whom you might like to hear featured on Eclectica, etc., or for any other reason if you wish. And musicians, bands, recording artists etc. are (again, as per usual) most welcome to submit their music for potential use on the show. :)

Aaaanyhoo..! All that being said, on to the music!!
I truly hope you enjoy what you hear. ^_^

Hugs to All,
DJ Selchie

Track List

1. Metro Station - California
2. Shanghai Restoration Project - Preface
3. The Silent Treatment - The Secret (Jamie)
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration
5. The Sisters 3 - Gremlins
6. Bloc Party - Flux
7. My American Heart - The Shake (Awful Feeling)
8. Deastro - Shaded Forests
9. Wendy and Lisa - Invisible

Many thanks to the artists who made this episode possible by making their music podsafe, Ioda PromoNet, The Podcast Music Network, Ariel Publicity, and the "We Are Not Cool" podcast. ^_^
You guys all rock!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eclectica's Got a New E-Mail, Plus a New Companion Page!

From now on, if you'd like to contact Eclectica's hostess & resident creatrix (the wondrously bizarre miss DJ Selchie), you can do so via a brand new e-mail address! was just too long, complex n' hard to spell, so in order to facilitate greater hostess-listener interaction, a new gmail account has been created!!
The new e-mail account is already live (up & working), and the old one will be for at least a few weeks, just in case. But from here on out, if you want to get in touch w/Eclectica's host, you can reach her w/your ideas, comments, constructive critiques, tips and other information (such as music submissions) at! ... Woot!

Plus, since Google gives every new e-mail account a BlogSpot account to boot (aren't they nice?), you can also find Eclectica's new companion site @

"What's there" you ask? Easy! That's where you'll find a little bit about your hostess, a few links to places like Eclectica's home page and one or two other related pages, aaaand (here's the best part) all the music that would be played on Eclectica, if time, artist permissions, and copyright laws allowed. :):) ^_^ (And some might, in future! ;D)

If there's a song out there that tickles your fair hostess's fancy, you'll more than likely hear it on Blip. (Whether that be in the "played" section, or to arrive there sometime in future. ;)) -So, since we all know that a certain, unnamed someone has mad-crazy tastes that lie all over the map, don't forget to keep your eyes and ears open over there; for -all kinds- of fun, crazy, catchy, heartfelt & engaging music!! The BlogSpot page for DJ Selchie is predominantly designed to get the word out better about the show, and to disperse DJ Selchie's station on Blip, (which in turn was meant to put greater focus on Eclectica.. ;)- I know.. sneaky!), so like life it comes back around into one big, interconnecting circle. :) I hope you enjoy what you encounter there, and that if you do, you'll drop a line! (Just cast your thoughts into the tidepool at the new e-mail address listed above, into one of the comment boxes here, or in your own blip or response @ DJ Selchie's radio station. :)

Thank you so much for your time & attention, and we now return you to your regularly scheduled internet. ;D

Cheers and Ciaos, Fellow Surfers!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Giving Props Where Props are Due

I've been wondering about what happened to a favorite local DJ whom I no longer hear on the radio anymore, so tonight I decided to go research what was up. Un/Fortunately I found a site that discussed the problem; a station-wide "transition" from one format to another, and it inspired me to write this in response.

..It also reminded me of why Eclectica exists, thus I thought it only right to mention that here, and give proper credit where credit is due. :)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Slightly Super-Sized, Wuvvy-Duvvy Valentine's Day Show!

Okay, maybe it's not completely lovey-dovey, but upon examination of the songs I've predominantly used in this episode, some might think it's close... I'm a sap, n' it shows. ;)

I tried over and over and over again to make the music I wanted to use in this episode line up to create a storytelling ep. of sorts, but nothing ever quiiite worked out- so I just used a refinement of my first list; where the items have been lined up the way they are because they just sound good that way. :) One could say that they're now in little thematic groupings of things like "love lost," "love gained" and "love sought," but the only two pieces w/real placement meaning are those placed at the very end. ("Where Beauty Moves" and "Breakable.")

Upon final examination (and the nagging feeling that I was missing something- which inspired this realization) I kind of wish I'd put "Where Beauty Moves" before "Strict Machine" (as the feelings of the song would go better together, it'd be a better transition from "Beauty" to "Machine," and it wouldn't be such a jarring change from "Sadeness" to "Beauty.."), but at this point the work is done, and I'm not up for re-doing the whole end of the show again, like I've already done once. ;) (It's a LOT of work! :)) Perhaps you'll decide to buy these tunes online or in your local area somewhere, and you can make your own fantabulous playlist. :):)

Big props go out to ArielPublicity for access to so many songs for this episode, and as always to IodaPromonet n' the PMN!

I hope this show inspires you and makes your heart grow fonder, and that you dig all the tunes herein. :)

DJ Selchie, Your Siren of Song ;)

Track List

1. Amy Speace - Two (So romantic!!)
2. The Shanghai Restoration Project -Miss Shanghai Revealed (SOO sweet!!)
3. Tori Lewis feat. Talent - Where I Wanna Be (How you should feel when you're in love. :))
4. The Latin Soul Syndicate - El Gitano del Amor (You GOTTA have some Latin music on a show about love n' passion!!!)
5. Donna Lewis - Shout (How so many of us feel when we're in love.. :))
6. Peter Bradley Adams - Under My Skin (SUCH a beautifully intense, romantic song!! -Almost sounds like Allison Krause in the background.. no?)
7. The Silentreatment - Sweet Ending (A yearning heart hoping for what we all hope for... :))
8. Deirdre Flint - I'm Single (How some of us feel during this holiday. ;))
9. Enigma - The Principles of Lust (The Everlasting Lust Remix) ('Cause love is more than just candy hearts and sonnets. -Ah yes- and show correction, they're German. :))
10. Lothlorien - Willie and Mary (Love is often crossed with hardship. We can only nurture hope & follow our hearts.)
11. Andy Davis - Earth and Venus (Sometimes we don't know how to handle love when we find it...)
12. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine (Love is not always the same for everyone... ;))
13. Enigma - Sadeness Part 1 (The US Violent Remix) (Love can be painful- & some folks like it that way. ;))
14. The New World Renaissance Band - Where Beauty Moves & Wit Delights (One of the loveliest male voices I've ever heard sings of how love doesn't always turn out the way we wish it would...)
15. Ingrid Michaelson - Breakable (Both love and Life are two supremely precious commodities.)

Background Music: Enigma - Sadeness Part 1 (The US Violent Remix)

Overall message: We need to be careful with each other. Love is a treasure and so are the hearts and lives of the people around us in our lives. We should treat them accordingly. :)

Lastly; I know that the quality of my microphone is still drek, but I hope that the quality of my music more than makes up for that. :):) Also, I hope that this Valentine's Day you find love in your life- no matter what form it takes. And that if you don't, you might at least find some cheer w/the music in this show, and that you keep your heart and hope open for love soon to come. :):)

Blooper, Anyone?

Yep, we selchies are at least partially human, too. ;)

If it were in the newspapers, the title would read: "Podcaster Cracks, Swallowing Microphone Whole" *lol*

NOTE: Keep your volume low!)

DJ Selchie

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eclectica Now Has a Place @Twitter!


If you'd like brand-spanking new updates on what's happening and what's coming up with Eclectica, you can now find "the most unique podcast on the web" on Twitter! :D

Check it out at

"What the heck kind of news could a podcast possibly have?" you ask? Easy! That's where I'll be putting all the news and updates for the show from now on! Unless there's a big, multi-paragraph post that needs to be made (for things like special thanks, particular explanations, lengthy status updates, etc.), you'll be able to find artist permission news, musician connection updates, DJ & podcast status, news about music that's been recently acquired for play, info about new music resources I've found, & much, much more!

Moreover, if you wanna make contact, put out a suggestion or two for Eclectica's programming, direct me to song listings, music resources etc., you can- via Twitter! Just use your own tweets to reply to a particular post there, and I'll see you in my "Replies" section. :)

So sit on down, take a listen, and check us out on Twitter!

Thanks for Visiting!

DJ Selchie