Live365's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is The Record Selector! We spoke with Scott Bringhurst about the station's setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and some of his favorite hits. Check out the interview below!
What brought you to Live365?
The opportunity to share music that I enjoy with people who I think may enjoy it.
What's your studio like?
I broadcast from my music room. A simple setup. YETI Blue mic and SAM Broadcaster through the PC.
What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Perhaps the most eclectic variety of music that they've heard in quite some time. My collection spans at least a dozen genres of popular music over the last sixty plus years. You'll hear practically every incarnation of rock & roll imaginable, a lot of classic soul music, some jazz, modern indie music, Americana, and honky-tonk. I honestly believe it is the most interesting mix available on Live365 at any given moment. ALL of it is selected from a record in my personal collection.
What has been your favorite moment as a DJ/Station Manager so far?
Simply seeing people tuning in from all over the world. On the smaller scale, I do enjoy hearing the random selections of songs that come up. Quite often these songs seem to fit so well together. Even though the station is set to shuffle, you'd think it was programmed rather than mere coincidence. Tune in and hear a few of these match-ups for yourself!
What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?
Hard to choose, but I'd have to say the "final" Jane's Addiction concert at Aloha Towers in Honolulu in September of '91. The band was supposed to play in June but they cancelled the show due to "health issues" (we all know what that meant).
I was walking in downtown Honolulu and had just heard the news a few minutes prior. I looked out in the middle of a busy avenue to see a bunch of what looked like concert tickets flying around in traffic. Putting two and two together I figured someone heard the cancellation, got mad, and tossed their tickets out the window. I ran into traffic to retrieve, yup, SIX Jane's Addiction tickets. I knew they'd reschedule and sure enough, they did. They said they'd honor all previous tickets so I had SIX! In the meantime they announced that this would be the LAST Jane's Addiction show ever. Needless to say, I was stoked to go.
I sold four of the tickets for $600.00 (a LOT at the time) and kept one for myself and a friend. It was an incredible show (which has since surfaced on YouTube). I still have the ticket stub!
We asked The Record Selector himself to list some of his favorite songs. See what he picked, below.
Another impossible choice as there are far too many top songs to choose from. This is a major reason why I started my channel... so that I could share a never-ending list of awesome songs with the world! That said, I'll pick five that have stuck with me through the years. In no particular order:
"Souvenirs" by John Prine
The first Prine song I ever heard. The melancholy nature and the chiming guitars put the hook in me. Since then I've come to know so many of his songs as my "top 5 or 10". He is, without question, my favorite song writer of all time. The only Dylan comparison that I'd call on the level. Speaking of Dylan... let's pick... eh...
"Boots of Spanish Leather" by Bob Dylan
Of course, I could have chosen at least a half-dozen other Dylan songs that are it's equal, but this one will do. Another storyteller that has left me in awe at his ability to write about lives he's never lived, as if they were his own...
"4th Of July, Asbury Park" by Bruce Springsteen
Definitely one of my top five summer story telling songs. It's like a full movie in less than five minutes.
""Love at the Pier" by Blondie
Another song that paints a pretty picture. I could pick any Blondie song since she is my favorite female rock & roller but since I'm thinking of a hot summer night on the boardwalk out by the pier...
"Victim of Changes" by Judas Priest
To round out five songs, I picked this one from a recent live broadcast. It rocks. Has everything a metal epic requires.
That is all.
This list should give you a pretty good idea of what you're in store for when you tune into my channel. A wide variety!
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