Archive for the ‘AV Vault’ Category

Fastball – Live in Studio

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I go way back with the guys in Fastball. When I was booking the Back Room with Jim Ramsey, I got Miles Zuniga’s earlier band Big Car a gig opening for the then-little-known Goo Goo Dolls (I also got him a weekly residency years later when I was booking talent for Stonehouse Brewery (that building is now Opal Divine’s on West 6th).  Later, when we started Austin first alt-rock station KNNC, I was a big supporter of the first version of Fastball, called Magneto USA, and put their version of Jenny (867-5309) on my covers-only compilation Deja Phooey. When hard times hit and I sold (almost) all my gold and platinum record awards, I saved only two: Sublime (who came on my 101X Next Big Thing precursor Radio Free Austin, when they were in Austin recording the record with Paul Leary…and Fastball. When I made my way to Tulsa, Fastball headlined our Not Necessarily Acoustic Christmas Concert in 1997.  The only time I’ve been to a party at the Playboy Mansion, I spent most of the night hanging out with drummer Joey Shuffield.  More recently, Tony Scalzo was actually the first live guest on Chillville. We’ll get into some of this and a bunch more in the interview (includes two live acoustic performances) below.
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Au Revoir Simone – The ID and the Insect

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

I was interviewing Au Revoir Simone during their visit here at SXSW. At the end of the interview I asked to get a station ID (ex…”Hi, this is Au Revoir Simone, and you are listening to Chillville on 101X), and the funniest thing happened. On of the lovely ladies had a bug jump on her leg, and bite her right when it was her time to talk. She obviously freaked out, but the funiest thing is that her friends basically just laughed at her. You can listen to the whole thing on the audio clip below. Pretty funny.

Au Revoir Simone ID Bug

Jason Lytle on Chillville

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Jason Lytle

Jason Lytle with Ray

So during SXSW week, Jason Lytle came into the studio for a short visit on Chillville. The former frontman talked about what he has been doing since his Grandaddy days, and even played a couple of new tracks acoustically. Listen to the clips below to hear the interview and songs, and head to Mary’s Flickr for a few more photos.

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SXSW Interview with Nellie McKay

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Ray sat down with Nellie McKay during SXSW to talk about some live shows that she has played, and about her music in general. Check out the clip below to hear what she had to say.

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Top Blogger, Stephanie Klein, Visits Chillville

Sunday, March 15th, 2009


Stephanie Klein was recently voted as one of the top 50 bloggers, and she visited us in the studio to talk about her site, her book, and the SXSW Interavtive Festival. Listen to the clips below to hear the interview.

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Filmmakers, Ry Russo-Young and Bradley Beesley Talk SXSW Film on Chillville

Sunday, March 15th, 2009


We were visited by Ry Russo-Young, who is the filmmaker behind You Won’t Miss Me and Orphans. She is showcasing her film at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. We also had documentary filmmaker, Bradley Beesley in studio, who is also showcasing his latest project at SXSW. Bradley is also well know for his video and film work with The Flaming Lips. Check out the clips below to hear the interview.

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Janet Pierson from SXSW Film Festival

Sunday, March 8th, 2009


This morning Janet Pierson, director of SXSW Film Festival, came in and visited with us on Chillville. She talked about some of the interesting films that will be showcased at this year’s event. Also, we got a phone call from film director, Joe Swanberg. Listen to the clips below to hear the interview.

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