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Larry Rose

photo by Carlos Cruz

Larry Rose- Variety Mix, Larry’s Lounge, Tuesday Nights from 9PM-1AM
An eclectic mix of many genres - including lounge! Audio intro - Combustible Edison, “Breakfast at Denny’s” from I, Swinger.

Time at station:
Since April 1994
Strange and disturbing quest to find beauty in music, unique ability to correctly pronounce song titles in any language.

Seattle native.
DJ at my high school radio station (Mercer Island).
Lived in the Bay area for three years.
Got my start in radio at age 10 at fictitous radio station KAT. With some gentle prodding, my cat provided the top-of-the-hour meow. Unfortunately the signal didn’t reach beyond my tape recorder.
Started at KCMU doing overnights (without my cat).
Some interviews I’ve done: Spoon, Papas Fritas, Kelly Willis, Cheri Knight.
Some introductions I’ve done: Magnetic Fields at Bumbershoot 2000, Low + Cat Power at Bumbershoot 2001, Sleater-Kinney on Pier 62/63.
Some Polaroids I’ve taken: Bonnie Prince Billy, Johnny Dowd.
Favorite musical genres: post experimental chamber pop, indie mbaqanga, downtempo yodeling.
Examples: Magnetic Fields, Serge Gainsbourg, Jim O’Rourke, Lee Hazlewood, Yo La Tengo, Jimmie Rodgers, Sparklehorse, Matthew Shipp, Low, Takako Minekawa, Tindersticks, Nina Nastasia, To Rococo Rot, Joel RL Phelps, Tom Ze, Radio Tarifa, Dark City Sisters.

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