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EXPLAINER: How To Use Phawker Radio

phawkerradioimage.jpgThe beauty of this modern world is that you no longer have to be just a newspaper or just a TV channel or just a radio station. You can be all three! For the audio part of our hat trick, we will now pull a radio station out of our asses! Don’t worry, we washed it off. It’s located UPPER LEFT. Yeah, there…where it says PHAWKER RADIO. Just click on the icon that looks like a little antenna with the radio waves beaming out of it (innit that just cutest thing?)…go on, we’ll wait…YOU DID IT! We are so proud of you, you’re really gettin’ good at this Internets stuff. Now get yourself a pair of decent outboard speakers. You can get GREAT sound for under $100 these days. Presto! You’re the King of All New Media, lord of all you survey.


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43 Responses to “EXPLAINER: How To Use Phawker Radio”

  1. Phawker » Blog Archive » Now Playing: The Surrealistic Pillow-Folk & Dope-Rock Ragas of El Goodo, On Phawker Radio Says:

    […] Hey kids, hope you dug the Lupe Fiasco, we kept it up a little longer than planned because we love you — and also we just now figured out how to do the upload music to the blog thingee with the tubes and wires and the sparks and the smoke coming out. We may not be the fastest, but by god, we are the surest. About everything! That’s one of our many mottos, PHAWKER: WE’RE SURE. Anyway, wanna tip you off to the new tuneage on Phawker Radio. (Click here for user’s manual) We are proud to present, all the way from South Walian, um, Wales, El Goodo. Who are, good that is, if you like: Spaceman 3, VU, MBV, JAMC, Beach Boys and the Monkees. But only if. Released last week on Super Furry Animals Placid Casual imprint, we give you the self-titled by the band whose name when translated out of Welsh and into English means: The Good. Somehow it looks cooler in Welsh, tho. Oh well, enjoy. We do. […]

  2. Phawker » Blog Archive » Explainer: How To Use Phawker Says:

    […] Explainer: How To Use Phawker Take everyday, as needed. Remember, it’s what you don’t know that can hurt you. Phawker is always on. We are update 9-5 Mon. thru Fri. but we will also be publishing most weekends, albeit at a much more leisurely and quite possibly hungover pace. We work best in Firefox, and if you’re not currently using it we just did you a huge favor by making you switch browsers. Just Google Mozilla Firefox, you can thank us later. As for comments, we don’t allow them. It has been our experience that with a site like this comments are counterproductive, if not functionally useless. Usually it’s just a lot of stupid shouting, and the public discourse already has plenty of that. Plus, we don’t have the time to patrol the comments section for trolls who just wanna scribble cyber-graffiti on our walls. And we have no interest in offering a forum for assholes to shout “Nigger” and whatnot in a crowded theater. Purists may say that it’s not truly a blog if you don’t allow comments, that it’s all about the “interactivity.” To which we say, pee-shaw. If you wanna add your voice to the Phawker conversation, send us a comment and if it’s worth sharing we’ll put it up as a READER WRITES. Or better yet, start your own damn blog, so what you gotta say and send us a link. If like the cut of your point’s jib we’ll link to it. That’s our idea of interactivity. Please check out Phawker Radio (SEE UPPER LEFT) and if you are having problems click here for the user’s manual. Lastly, with the longer pieces, we suggest you print them out and read them on the can. We do. […]

  3. Phawker » Blog Archive » NOW PLAYING: The Phawker Radio Winter Folk Companion, Scarf Not Included Says:

    […] Finally got our folk music editor off his lazy frog ass and made him do some work. His full name is Arlo Richelieu Prick, he’s French of course, but we don’t hold it against him. Besides he knows wine and how not to look like a complete ass in a beret. Says things like: If it’s not folk it’s, howyousay, SHEEEEET! And we’re like yeah, you tell ‘em Pepe Le Pew, but what are you gonna do about it? Eat quiche? You know, between you and the rock critic we just hired who only writes in Italian, we are really beginning to re-think the usefulness of all this ‘diversity.’ How about you put down the Gitane for a minute, you cheese eatin’ surrender monkey, and whip us up a little folk samper on your faggety little iPod mini? And voila, The Phawker Radio Winter Folk Companion. Remember, he’s parle vous Frances so his notion of folk is a little, howyousay, louche? Enjoy, we do. […]

  4. Phawker » Blog Archive » Now Playing On PHAWKER RADIO: How I Learned To STOP WORRYING About Chaos AND LOVE Free Jazz Says:

    […] So here’s a mix for Phawker Radio: jazz whose influence underpins modern culture while never being absorbed by it. Most of what was considered outré in the record business sooner or later finds its way into our mainstream culture, but one of free jazz’s virtues is that we’ve never had to listen to a commercial pitch with Sun Ra’s music egging us on to buybuybuy. […]

  5. Phawker » Blog Archive » Puff The Magic of The LUCKY DRAGONS Says:

    […] NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO: Wow by The Lucky Dragons  To be honest, we don’t know shit about these guys. Walk into AKA Music the other day and these sounds – sounds we had never heard before — are quietly fragmenting and recombining into new fractals in the background. It seems to be annoying most people in the store but we like it. A lot. What is this? we ask the clerk sitting at the register, poring over his Nancy comic. Without looking up, he just grunts something that later we figured out to be: “It’s Windows, the new album by Lucky Dragons.” We also thought we heard him say someone in the groop is from Philadelphia. We wanted ask him who, but that’s the most we’ve EVER gotten out him, so we don’t push it. We buy it instead. Let’s just check out their so-called web page. There’s this short documentary and…Hmmm… […]

  6. Phawker » Blog Archive » TO ROCOCO ROT: Telema Says:

    […] Staubgold 20, GREAT German electronica comp, NOW PLAYING On PHAWKER RADIO. […]

  7. Phawker » Blog Archive » BAND AID: The CAPITOL YEARS Of Our Lives Says:

    […] BY AMY Z. QUINN You could call the Capitol Years’ show tomorrow at Johnny Brenda’s a comeback, as they haven’t played in town since November. You could call it the kickoff to the Philly contingent’s triumphant march toward Austin and next week’s South By Southwest Music Conference. “Or you could call it our fund raiser to pay for the trip to SXSW and back,” frontman Shai “Son of Eli” Halperin told me. The band’s most recent album, Dance Away the Terror [NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO] is only a few months old, its first single “Mirage People” – inspired by a bitchy blog comment — is in steady college radio rotation, but new songs are already in the can, and some of them might get a tryout on at JBs tomorrow. […]

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  9. Phawker » Blog Archive » NOW PLAYING: SKY BLUE SKY by WILCO Says:

    […] [Now Playing On Phawker Radio: Sky Blue Sky by Wilco] Wilco Sky Blue Sky Nonesuch, 14 May It’s been a while since the last offering from Jeff Tweedy and Co, but three years of slavering from fans is about to be rewarded with this seventh studio album. And, boy, was it worth the wait. Though Wilco are known as purveyors of alt country rock, Sky Blue Sky is an astounding demonstration of their ability to move between soulful acoustic folk, jazzy blues, country skank and pumping rock. Tweedy has the vocal range of three people, from country lilt to blues ache to folk sweetness – all this often in the space of one song. And what songs they are. ‘You Are My Face’ is a classic Wilco segue, as a sleepy Beatleseque ditty is suddenly interrupted with a jazz guitar explosion twinned with Tweedy’s achy blues voice before returning seamlessly to piano tinkle and smooth vocals. There are stories of love lost and found, told with originality, humour and sweetness. ‘How can I warn you my tongue turns to dust? Lack of disgust doesn’t mean that I don’t care. It means I’m partially there,’ sings Tweedy on the delicately beautiful ‘Please Be Patient With Me’. The instrumentation is a mini-rock opera in itself. Glorious riffs, thumping piano and virtuoso guitar solos from Nels Cline are orchestrated with skill, complementing the intricately composed and woven melodies. Simple and soothing, yet rich and rewarding, this is an album you unknowingly yearn for, like a cool hand on a hot forehead. A great album from a band in their prime. Katie Toms […]

  10. Phawker » Blog Archive » Explainer: How To Use Phawker Says:

    […] Explainer: How To Use Phawker Think of us as alternative weekly that publishes every frickin’ day! Take as needed. Refresh early and often. Remember that we have nothing to fear but fear itself and it’s what you DON”T know that can hurt you. And know that Phawker is always there for you when you need it — as long as you pay your electric bill — because Phawker is always on. Always we are looking out for you, always we are watching you watching us, especially during BREAKING NEWS of local urgency. Like KYW but without the traffic reports and those fucking typewriters clacking away in the background. That sound is very comforting and essential to many, many people. We will know we are finally getting it right when we are able to strike just such a chord, that we have found our tone. To be sure, we’re gonna have fun getting lost along the way. So try not to think of Phawker as just buncha juggled words and Googled pix thrown up by some red-eyed shemp four lattes to the wind and smoking like a diesel. Hits too close to home. And you can never go home. Or is it there’s no place like home? Anyway, try to picture Phawker in your mind as a constantly-morphing perpetual motion machine of unconditional love, inconvenient truth and milk-shoot-out-nose funniness. [pictured lower right, with a coupla the gals from down in steno manning the reel-to-reel of steel] A beacon of clarity in the data fog, if you will, that updates 9-5 Mon. thru Fri. on an as needed basis, but we will also be publishing most weekends, albeit at a much more leisurely and quite possibly hungover pace. REFRESH constantly for the cleanest version of the facts as they were available at that moment. Just like life, we are never the same as we were a minute ago, whether that’s good or bad it’s too soon to tell. So we are constantly tweaking and readjusting our underwear. In fact that reminds us of another one of our 47 mottos, PHAWKER: WE’LL GET IT WRITE RIGHT, EVENTUALLY. We work best in Firefox, and if you’re not currently using it as your web browser you can dowload it here. It’s super-easy. DO IT NOW, bitches. You’ll thank us later. If you want to email a particular post to a friend or Hollywood producer or some desperately lonely girl we can note that the headline is always the permalink. Just click on it, and then cut and past the address at the top into an email and voila, you are part of the ghost-to-ghost hook-up. Feel free to tell simply everyone about Phawker. We’re not ashamed. As for comments, we don’t allow them. It has been our experience that with a site like this comments are counterproductive, if not functionally useless. Usually it’s just a lot of stupid shouting, and the public discourse already has plenty of that. Plus, we don’t have the time to patrol the comments section for trolls who just wanna scribble cyber-graffiti on our walls. And we have no interest in offering a forum for assholes to shout “NIG*ER” and whatnot in a crowded theater. Purists may say that it’s not truly a blog if you don’t allow comments, that it’s all about the “interactivity.” To which we say, pee-shaw. If you wanna add your voice to the Phawker conversation, send a comment to feed@phawker.com and if it’s worth sharing we’ll put it up as a READER WRITES. Or better yet, start your own damn blog, say what you gotta say and send us a link. If we like the cut of your point’s jib we’ll link to it. That’s our idea of interactivity. We’re DIY-ing over here, why aren’t you? In this day and age literally nothing is stopping you but your own inertia. And do yourself a favor and check out Phawker Radio (SEE UPPER LEFT) because, hey, you deserve it. If you are have any problems click here for the user’s manual. Remember to REFRESH the Phawker at least three times a day or it starts to get gamy in here. Lastly, with the longer pieces, we suggest you print them out and read them on the can. We do. […]

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  23. Phawker » Blog Archive » Early Word: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground Says:

    […] PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO: How To Grow A Woman From The Ground ‘If David Lynch was an alt-country singer’ may not be the most original comparison in […]

  24. Phawker » Blog Archive » INSTA-REVIEW: Five Things You Need To Know About Tom Brosseau At The Fillmore Last Night Says:

    […] NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO: “How To Grow A Woman From The Ground” + “Bars”  […]

  25. Phawker » Blog Archive » INSTA-REVIEW: I’m Not There Soundtrack Says:

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  26. Phawker » Blog Archive » HEAR YE:Raising Sand Robert Plant & Alison Kraus Says:

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  27. Phawker » Blog Archive » INSTA-REVIEW: Raising Sand Robert Plant & Alison Kraus Says:

    […] NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIOBY ED KING ROCK EXPERT Today I set out to listen to and share my thoughts on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss album, Raising Sand. This collaboration, which the artists have taken great pains to say is not an album of “duets,” was produced by T-Bone Burnett. I’ve been looking forward to hearing it in its entirety. I must note that unlike most of my Insta-Reviews strong, I couldn’t help but hear snippets of some of these songs on the artists’ recent radio interviews, but I’ll try to keep my thoughts as fresh as possible. You have counted on me to fire from my gut, and with 2 eggs over light and a few strips of bacon still rattling around in my innards, I’m in tune with that ample part of my anatomy. […]

  28. Phawker » Blog Archive » HEAR YE: Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream Of Trains Says:

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  29. Phawker » Blog Archive » HEAR YE: Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams Says:

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  30. Phawker » Blog Archive » HEAR YE: The Fiery Furnaces Widow City Says:

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  31. Phawker » Blog Archive » CAPTURING THE FRIEDBERGERS: Or, 13 Snappy Answers To 13 Silly Questions For The Fiery Furnaces Says:

    […] THE FIERY FURNACES PERFORM SUNDAY AT At The First Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut Street (22nd and Chestnut Streets) Philadelphia, PA $12 / All Ages NOW PLAYING ON PHAWKER RADIO […]

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