today in microaggressions
Dec. 10, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
our featured show for this semester is today in microaggressions, with seasoned DJs Rachel Ng and Maddie Shepherd. tune in to the show Wednesdays from 10am-12pm!! check out the interview below: WBAR: where are you from? R: I’m from Los Angeles. M: I’m from Birmingham, AL! WBAR: how long have you been WBAR DJs? R: We’ve been DJing since spring semester of freshman year, so this is our 6th show. WBAR: what's your show about and how did you come up with your title? R: Our show title came about as a play on the “today in microfashion" posts from Humans of New York. The title has nothing to do with the actual content of the show—for our show, we have a question of the week which we answer quite literally through song titles. M: Only thing I'd add would be that a lot of really egregious microaggressions (unfortunately not an oxymoron) happened to Rachel and our friend Andy while we were trying to come up with a name, and the combination of that and the HoNY thing just kinda made itself up! WBAR: what is your process for making a playlist? R: To make our playlists, we pose a question and answer through song titles. For example, last week, we asked, "why do I do the things that I do?" and answered by playing songs like, "To Belong" by Daughter, "Because The Night" by Patti Smith, "It Was Written" by Dave East, "Life's A Bitch" by Nas, etc. M: Yes! The process actually gets more fun the more research you do for it. At one point, I was finding songs for the playlist "why do I do the things that I do?" while my other friends were working in silence, and I found a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah song called "Satan Says Dance" (I've been dancing my entire life) and I just laughed so hard for ~10 minutes. WBAR: what are some songs you played recently that you love? R: Some songs we've played recently that I love were "A Great Design" by Black Marble, "Games" by Dorothy Ashby, and "Force Be With You" by Jazz Liberatorz. M: I COULDN'T SAY IT TO YOUR FACE - Arthur Russell WBAR: what's your favorite WBAR memory? R: When our theme was "What's your karaoke anthem?" and we played our favorite songs that we would sing for karaoke and kept the microphones on and screamed along to the words. We invited our friends and went in, making a party out of our last show for the semester. My friend tuning in texted me "you are screaming on air.” M: I think my fave memories might have actually been delirious nights in the bewitching hour showtime slots. We were at our most vulnerable then, and perhaps that's the reason we're such good friends?