We’re Not a Music Show, But If We Were…

So, as has been previously established, Gator Attack is not a show that focuses on music. But, in this particular blog post, I’d like you to imagine for a moment a world in which we were. A world in which the online “airwaves” were graced by the musical selections chosen and presented by us. Can you see it in your mind’s eye? No? Well, let me paint a picture to help you.

First things first, let’s establish that this is coming from the perspective of myself and we’ll be focusing on the type of music I like. I know that may sound a little selfish, but this is my post and I can cry if I want to.

Now, if you tuned in last week, you were able to catch the Sing Along Showdown (if you didn’t, here’s a recap). My first song was by my all time favorite band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Genre: Indie Punk, Dance Punk; Members: Nick Zinner, Karen O, Brian Chase




Now, I don’t have too many “favorite” things. I always thought it was too much of a commitment to label something as your most favorite thing because times change, people change, and, when they do, somehow I feel like I’ve lied about something. That being said, I’ve been obsessed with this band since elementary school and the fact that I still love them makes me believe they most certainly are my favorite.

So, if we were a music show, one thing you could absolutely be certain you’d find is the raspy, eerie vocals of Karen O supported by the drum beats and guitar from Brian Chase and Nick Zinner.

Here’s a good example of what you’d be in for:




Next, I have a new found obsession with a band that I think everyone should love. Their name is Sleigh Bells and they speak to me on a spiritual level.

Sleigh Bells; Genre: Noise Pop; Members: Derek Edward Miller and Alexis Krauss

The combination of harsh guitar and drums paired with the dreamy vocals of Alexis Krauss makes me feel like I can win a fist fight in a mini skirt. And I would want you, my sweet, sweet listeners, to know what that feels like.

Here’s a little taste to get you started on what’s destined to be your new obsession, as well:


Lastly, I’m gonna hit you with something relatively popular that you may know. Big Data.

Big Data; Genre: Electronic, Rock; Members: Alan Wilkis

If you’ve been listening to the radio at all recently, chances are you’ve heard the song Dangerous by Big Data, which featured Joywave. If you haven’t, listen to it now and feel sad that it took you this long to hear this masterpiece.

Now, I’m still relatively new to this artist, so I feel that playing him on the show would be a type of lyrical journey you, the listener, and I would be able to take together.

Let’s explore him a little more with this funky fresh song:



Now, take a deep breath in and exhale. Slowly return to reality. Gator Attack is back to being a variety show and you no longer care about my music tastes.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s always nice talking with you! Tune in on Monday at 12pm at ksfsmedia.net/radio to get your weekly fix of Gator Attack!

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(Original Post By: Mercedes Khali)

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