BumbleBee Brunch Playlist: 4/9/2021


Kristen Eck
Kristen Eck

Thank you to everyone who tuned-into the 4/9/2021 edition of BumbleBee Brunch on the website, Android app, and 90.7 FM WKKL. April 6th marked the one year anniversary of the very first broadcast on BumbleBee Radio. Originally conceived in February of 2020 as "BumbleBee Music," it was intended to be a weekly radio show that I was going to approach the radio station at Salem State University about carrying. Then the pandemic struck shutting everything down. Stuck without an outlet or station for my idea, I decided "Well I'm stuck at home with a whole bunch of time on my hands... Why not create my own radio station?" So I did and BumbleBee Radio was born.


It's been quite a year since that first broadcast. I think my favorite part of it thus far has been all the local artists from the Boston/New England area that I have discovered and added to the format on the station. I never liked the idea of coralling all the local music together and banishing it to a separate show at 10:00 PM on a Sunday night. In 2021 the quality of what's available for musicians and bands to record with (even in the DIY environment) is so much better than years gone by. Nobody's recording themselves on a four-track cassette deck in the tool shed anymore (although I know of a British band that spent several months in a tool shed making a great claymation music video.) There are also a large number of artists who deserve a contract with a record label, but don't have one because the music business has changed. I don't believe that's a good enough reason to keep an artist off the radio or to ship them off to the "local show" on Sunday night. If it's good enough to play on the radio then it's good enough to play side-by-side with everybody else. That's what I do here on BumbleBee Radio.


Much more work is ahead as I move forward into the second year on the station. More live-hosted shows is one of my big goals and there will be some adjustments to the format as well. Please feel free to reach out and share what you like or what you'd like see in the days to come on BumbleBee Radio. Email me at music@KristenEckRadio.com


Here is the playlist for Friday's show...


10:00 AM HOUR: Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows (2002)

Dutch Tulips - Tell Me Your Codes (2021)

Rilo Kiley - Dreamworld (2007)

R.E.M. - (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (1984)

Mal Devisa - To Be Unwilling (2021)

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake (2018)

Public Image Limited - Happy (1989)

Linnea's Garden - Replacement (2021)

Sinead O'Brien - Kid's Stuff (2021)

The Style Council - Shout To The Top (1984)

Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven (1989)

Samantha Crain - Malachi Goodbye (2021)

Electronic - Tighten Up (1991)

The Replacements - I Will Dare (1984)

Sorry - Cigarette Packet (2021) 11:00 AM HOUR: Kid Gulliver - Boy In A Bubble (2021)

Blur - Boys And Girls (1994)

The B52's - Dance This Mess Around (1979)

Jennifer Tefft - Better Days (2021)

Last Year's Model - Of A Girl (2021)

Spoon - I Turn My Camera On (2005)

Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (1989)

Senseless Optimism - Calling Everyday (2021)

Jack White - Lazaretto (2014)

The Clash - The Magnificent Seven (1980)

Ex-Hyena - Artificial Pulse (2021)

Rostam - 4Runner (2021)

Fugazi - Waiting Room (1988)

Radiohead - All I Need (2007)


Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen

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PREVIOUS PLAYLISTS: 9/18/2020 9/25/2020 10/2/2020 10/9/2020 10/16/2020 10/23/2020 10/30/2020 11/6/2020 11/13/2020 11/20/2020

12/4/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 1/1/2021 (Favorite-50) 1/8/2021 1/15/2021 1/22/2021 1/29/2021 2/5/2021 2/12/2021 2/19/2021 2/26/2021 3/5/2021 3/12/2021 3/19/2021 3/26/2021 4/2/2021


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