Boy Orbison got the pre-party under way for Radio Valencia's first official event since moving into our new studio! Bringing a high energy playlist, ending with the Pulp song, "Cocaine Socialism", Orbison, correctly, predicted that the Radio Valencia party would have one of those things present, and it was socialism.
In celebration of Mother's Day, Boy Orbison spins a set comprised entirely of artists who are mothers. Spanning decades and genres, this collection of music will keep your toes tapping and (hopefully), inspire you to call you mother and tell her you love her. Assuming she's alive and you're on speaking terms.
It's been 25 years since Exile in Guyville was released, so Boy Orbison is playing it. To balance out the Gen X Feminist Sexual Empowerment vibe, the second half of the show consists of, mostly, psychedelic '60's rock. From Liz Phair to Love, this show will put a smile on your face!
Boy Orbison is chuffed to get to see his favorite band, Yo La Tengo, in a couple weeks. To get the party started, Orbison has made a Mixtape of some of his YLT favorites for his Partnermam, DJ HoneyBear.
Boy Orbison spins a set list inspired by the April 20th Holiday. The first half of the show is Indica leaning, while the second half picks up the pace, inspired by Sativa. Kick back, relax and spark them if you've got them!
Boy Orbison listened to a book this week by Gary Chapman called, One Last Try: What to do when Your Marriage is Falling Apart. Boy Orbison prepared a book report of bullet points to share with you. When you're in crisis, it can be good to listen to advise from many sources. Christian Marriages have the same struggles as LGBT Partnerships do, apparently. After the book report, Boy Orbison spins reflective tunes to keep with the reflective vibe.
DJ Ruby Thursday joins Boy Orbison this week, focusing on songs she feels didn't get the chance they deserved the first time around. Boy Orbison spins a couple tracks off Beth Ditto's latest, Fake Sugar, and laughs on air for the first time in a couple of weeks.
On Easter in Boy Orbison's house, they listen to "Easter", one of the masterpieces to come out of The Patti Smith Group. Boy Orbison has also been praying lately for the first time in his adult life. The rest of his set list is inspired by those things he is praying for.
Boy Orbison starts this weeks show by reading the essay "The Secret History of World War Three" from J.G. Ballard's controversial masterpiece, The Atrocity Exhibition. After that, he spins a set list inspired by Dystopian Disaster. From Car Crashes to Plane crashes, from Eros to Thanatos, Boy Orbison's got you covered in these uncertain times. Hold a loved one tight and enjoy the sounds of Societal Decay.
Boy Orbison brings you a St. Patrick's Day inspired set list. Consisting mostly of contemporary Irish music, Boy Orbison, a recovering alcoholic, ended up mostly playing songs about whiskey. Cause what's more Irish than songs about whiskey and alcoholism? Not much! Make yourself a corned beef sandwich and enjoy the tunes!
Boy Orbison plays a set list inspired by his dogs, the anxiety surrounding interviewing for a job that he wants badly, and a Dirty Weekend with DJ HoneyBear at The Madonna Inn. Just close your eyes, imagine you're in a hot tub and let the hot tunes bubble over you. We won't judge if you sit on the jet.
Boy Orbison has spent the week alone, awaiting the return of DJ HoneyBear from Minneapolis. the weather was 80 degrees in San Francisco and four below zero in Minnesota. This weeks set list is inspired by longing, cold weather and the ways we pass the time when our lovers are out of town.
This week, Boy Orbison oscillated between obsessing over Wolf Parade's latest album, Cry Cry Cry, and Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl In The Band. This set list can be considered an homage to both of these Twenty First Century icons, and a reflection of where Rock music stands today.
Boy Orbison welcomes his first guest DJs since taking the reins at Pure Pop for Queer Lovers. DJ Local Honey and DJ Conor bring two unique sounds to their mixes: DJ Local Honey spins a set list comprised entirely of female vocalists while DJ Conor spins songs evocative of a more rural way of life. Both sets compliment these lovers well and remind us of the importance of duality in every relationship.
Between his toxic day job and his shithole country, Boy Orbison had a rough week. He has channeled his angst to bring you a playlist that will, hopefully, empower you to lace up your shit-kickers and show THE MAN what you think of him. #FagsBashBack
DJ Boy Orbison spins a set comprised of songs released in 2017. It was a strange year in the world, and it was a strange year for music as well. Sit back, relax and please excuse the new release from Blondie!
DJ Orbison presents his first Holiday Special.....Two Hours of Drag Queens Singing Christmas Carols. It doesn't get much queerer than that! Spike your Almond Nog, curl up with your dogs and hide from your family! Just because the Holidays are here, doesn't mean you have to be depressed about it!
Boy Orbison is in love. Like, hella in love. Join him while he celebrates his engagement to DJ Honey Bear with a mix inspired by their sexy and life affirming romance. Is it sappy? Damn right! Love usually is. Don't let that stop you from listening in and seeing how LOVE can done right!
In recognition of World AIDS Day, DJ Boy Orbison has put together an upbeat playlist comprised entirely of artists we have lost to the AIDS Epidemic. Don't be confused, this is a Celebration and not a Wake. The only way for us to learn from our past is to remember it!
DJ Boy Orbison spins a mix for you comprised of everything AND the kitchen sink! Treat this playlist like the food induced feeling of euphoria your body would crave.....if it still craved food. Leave the pajamas on, grab a cold drumstick from the fridge and veg the hell out!
Boy Orbison has spent the week thinking about dangerous women. From Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon to Grace Marks in Alias Grace, there is a bevy of literary lovelies just dying to kill. Playing songs to, from and inspired by these icy beauties, Boy Orbison knows a Femme Fatale when he spots one.
Since finishing Gone With The Wind, Boy Orbison has been thinking about motherhood, fires, toxic friendships, prostitution, dead soldiers and all sorts of issues first brought up by Margaret Mitchell that still resonate today.
Boy Orbison was ruminating on one of his favorite creepy literary characters this past week. Mrs. Danvers was one of the scariest housekeepers to grace the written page in the 20th Century....What kind of playlist would she be listening to? Tune in and find out.