CRZ is Christopher Robin Zimmerman

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Fri 22:53 
I used to write! Thanks for your donation! RT @funkomatic: @CRZ @kfaiFMradio OH JEEZ THAT IS 4 FULL PARAGRAPHS

(Jokes on you I already donated earlier tonight!)
Fri 22:17 
It's Member Drive time at KFAI! I wrote a little bit about @kfaiFMradio and me in the hopes I'll convince you to donate (but you can read it for free):
Fri 21:33 
What's s*x? Ask "Madlen Heilbronn Kesselman"
Fri 19:53 
Oh good it's that time of year when WWE commentators pretend there may be people out there seeing their first pro wrestling ever and need constant explanation of the rules
Fri 16:28 
Part of being a music nerd is just being a nerd. As I usually do around member drive time, I went to our logging service Spinitron and pulled my "lifetime" numbers at KFAI to see where I'm at. If I compiled everything correctly and this spreadsheet don't lie, I have logged 2056 spins across on air and streaming shows going back to my first fill-in gig on "Pop Shop" back in August 2018. Now, 876 of those are from the web only show Dollar Bin, but that's still way more on air spins that I ever THOUGHT I'd do...and since I started on Saturdays in July I've already logged 394 spins - and of those, 209 were tagged "New" and 139 were tagged "Request." That's amazing! Over half new and over a third request. Here's the thing. If it's at all possible, I'd like those percentages to be even higher!

I don't think there's another station on the dial in our market that would allow so much new music and give over so much time to let the audience suggest what gets played instead of some overly-focused focus group and/or the board of I Heart Radio in cooperation with the heads of Universal/Sony/Warner - and I'm sure you would chime in and say well, that's probably why terrestrial radio isn't doing so well overall, and I'd pretty much agree with you. And I can't lie - when you seed it correctly, the Spotify algorithm is dynamite, but that can take a while and where you end up is a place where very rarely are you pushed out of what the algorithm sees as your comfort zone to get you to experience a bigger, better variety of new and interesting music - and there's so much out there.

Tomorrow I have a very special Member Drive edition of "Weekend on Demand," programmed almost entirely by listeners, many of whom were good enough to play DJ themselves and record a drop for me to play along with their requests. There's 2020 music, of course - there are some classics - there's probably the oldest thing I've played yet - and a few other surprises. But most of all this show (and this particular episode of it) is something I'm so proud to share with YOU! I hope it's something you would not only be interested in listening to but ALSO maybe come back to every Saturday at 5 after that. If Saturdays aren't good for you, we will have it archived for 14.

If you've read this far, you probably know that the underlying point of this post is that once again I am asking you for financial support of Fresh Air Radio so that opportunities like the one I've received, and so many before me, remain stable and viable for more new (and way fresher than me) voices in the years to come. If you have the means, please consider heading over to our website to make a donation - or you can do it right here on The Facebook, but there are mugs and totes over on dot org. And if you currently do not have the means, that's okay too - you can always still listen to us, and I hope you do. AND tell a friend about KFAI. And tell them to tell one of their friends too.

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Fri 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 21.10 UNCH (Range: 20.94 - 21.30)
Fri 13:25 
@DollarBinShow This was such a surprise I forgot I'd gotten it on the schedule and thus slept through it
Fri 13:25 
RT @DollarBinShow: Oops pow surprise RT @kfaiFMradio: Oops pow surprise
Fri 08:56 
Listened to I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - lights go down
Fri 01:24 
So many questions
Thu 17:13 
  US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
Thu 16:08 
Listened to Dick Move - Chop! on Bandcamp
Thu 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 21.10 ▼0.47 (Range: 20.90 - 21.35)
Thu 09:29 #tbt #recycled
Wed 23:26 
Listened to Die Krupps - Collapsing New People
Wed 23:04 @grumpymartian Ah but how about those pumpkins?
Wed 16:57 
      +3 square photo test for - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
Wed 16:16 @llamarock8 Holy cow! I can't extend you enough sympathy. I thought having it once at 39 was bad but you've gone light years past me, like, exponentially. (Congratulations?)
Wed 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 21.57 ▲0.27 (Range: 21.25 - 21.66)
Wed 14:50 Kona Blend
Wed 12:05 
Listened to The Goa Express - Be My Friend
Wed 09:14 Gully - I mean golly! This was the first time I saw 'em. I now wish I'd known to take more photos, but I had more chances at more shows later. Still crushing on them in the least creepy way I can manage.
Wed 00:43 
Listened to Zola Blood - Two Hearts (Jacques Greene Remix)
Wed 00:38 
Listened to Zola Blood - Two Hearts (Lawrence Hart Remix)
Tue 16:52 
     Junk mail - VOTING junk mail! - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
Tue 15:19 Velvet Moon
Tue 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 21.28 ▲0.01 (Range: 20.92 - 21.40)
Tue 14:35 
Listened to Confidence Man - First Class Bitch - Groove Armada's Confidence Trick Remix
Tue 14:32 
Listened to Confidence Man - First Class Bitch
Tue 13:32 
Listened to Sub Focus & Wilkinson - Portals on Spotify
Tue 13:17 
Listened to Mark Pritchard - Be Like Water
Tue 13:11 
Listened to Thee Oh Sees - Don't Blow Experiment
Tue 12:18 
Does this album cover look like Jamez or not? Judges? (Current inclusion in the latest Dollar Bin on KFAI)
Tue 11:50 
Listened to Confidence Man - First Class Bitch
13.10 09:11 
Listened to Spotify playlist "Discover Weekly"
13.10 02:29 
Listened to Ultraflex - Full of Lust
12.10 21:26 
Found some Roundy's $1 stuffed chicken things in the freezer. I do not fear death...I fear only a day when I no longer find Roundy's product in my house

Okay, after attempting to cook them...years of having all the moisture slowly sucked out of them yielded two blocks of solid ice which cooked down into two unsliceable and inedible rocks....which I then burned. I love a challenge but...ultimately, this was a no go
12.10 20:45 
I didn't watch Friday's, does "SmackDown" only ever draft their own superstars or what
12.10 17:29 
 Kale, milk and buffalo popcorn chicken why not - Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (Minneapolis, MN)
12.10 17:03 
 Oh right, today's a "holiday" and they're closed - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
12.10 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 21.27 ▲0.28 (Range: 21.06 - 21.44)
12.10 12:53 I just dreamed it was snowing...hopefully that's just my brain's way of reminding me I need to be awake right now
12.10 01:36 
Oh wow I actually own this? I wonder when I bought it! This was sort of Ian Flomer's request one week on the radio that a Cheapo $4.20 price tag? <consults my web site> Oh wow, so apparently I bought it December 22, 2001, when I was still great about keeping track of that stuff... that's also Kim's birthday so it must be from a Christmas-adjacent trip I took from California to the Twin Cities to meet her (then in New York) and we stayed at her folks' place. Wild! (Yes, I'm going through the Ks for a future Dollar Bin...this one's too expensive, tho)
11.10 22:44 @LegsWet You almost used the words "Vikings" and "Playoffs" in the same tweet
11.10 22:29 Classic Vikes!
11.10 22:12 They're airing the Volkswagen commercials out of order again - no pride in the craft, maaaan
11.10 18:00 the-w Survival Football: 2020.05
11.10 17:06 
Sometimes you find yourself staring down a soda pop and thinking "wow...I do not care how much sugar is in this, I MUST KNOW WHAT IT TASTES LIKE." First you are assaulted by the unmistakable bouquet of candy and you think "ohhhh yeah" and you pour yourself a glass and darned if it doesn't taste EXACTLY like a Sour Patch Kid Blue. I don't think I'd want more than one glass a week but... I'm sure it will mix well with vodka, like practically every other fluid in the universe
11.10 04:04 
@hack0tv I'm falling asleep to me!
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