Oct 022015
 

Created by Michael Kappel - Pictures.MichaelKappel.com

No, it’s not the apocalypse–it’s the triumphant return of Radioactive State! Join Krystalle and her new co-host Jesse, as they wander all over the musical landscape to bring you auditory wonders galore. As always, notes for all music, stories, etc. will be after the break, so just click for more information. Clicking early will get you juicy spoilers on what you’ll hear during this cast, so be warned!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives

 

| Open Player in New Window

Continue reading »

May 102010
 
Miss Lena Horne Narrates Featurette for U.N. Radio, by United Nations Photos on Flickr

This morning, news came down the wire that the hugely talented and beautiful Lena Horne passed away over the weekend at the age of 92. As an admirer of her work, this naturally meant that I couldn’t resist adding in one of her public domain recordings for this week’s show. When you couple that with having spent a good chunk of this last week looking for film noir-ish music for potential use in the production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone that I’m ASMing, you’ll understand why this week’s show leans towards the jazz/noir/swing side of the house. That said, there are still off-roads into darkwave, chaotically intriguing electrojazz, and indie/acoustic rock too. Man cannot live on bread alone, as they say.

As always, full show notes including a track listing and links to the artists/sources are after the break!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window

Download this show (right-click, save as)

Continue reading »

May 032010
 
The Fenwicks (Steve Schub & Jim Corrieri) performing at The Freebird Cafe, Jax Beach

It’s been a crazy busy week, which finds me recording and publishing Radioactive State on a new day. That’s right – moving forward, you can expect shows on Mondays as opposed to Wednesdays. (I get into just why the shift was needed on the podcast, but it’s a very exciting change! Yay!)

This week there’s a pretty wide mix as the last week or so has alternated between frenetic activity and needing slacktastic downtime to recharge the mental and spiritual batteries. As such, this show is a combination of older music and bands you’ll likely have heard of combined with my normal globe-scampering mishmash of cool new stuff.

In an effort to force myself to go a bit further away from sets, this week’s songs are quite literally presented in the random order in which they loaded into my MP3 player. All are great songs I’ve been jamming out to over the last while (or in for years in one case), so I hope you enjoy them as well!

As always, show notes with full band credit and links are after the break. Enjoy!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window


Download link (right-click, save as!)

Continue reading »

Apr 212010
 
Hong Kong Skyline by Sprengben on Flickr, used under CC

It’s a mishmash mix tapey podcast of music from all around the world. This episode features everything from a Scandinavian swing band singing in Latin to a hard-rocking Los Angeles indie band. For those who like music that reaches out and grabs you, this is the creme de la creme of this week’s listening, all packaged up into a neat show.

For those who love what they hear and want to know more, show notes with the band info and links to where you can get this great music for your own are after the break!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window

Continue reading »

Apr 142010
 
from lechampiondumonde.com on flickr

By popular demand, this week I’ve turned my ear towards geeky music – although I should note that I’ve left the definition a bit broad. From well-known favorites like Jonathan Coulton, to soon-to-be favorite artists you may not have heard of yet, this is an extra-long podcast full of music that should set many a heart a-twittering. (Or will at least get Tweeted a few times, anyway.) So, if you love geeky music, or have ever been a fan of Dr. Demento, this particular episode should make you happy.

Hopefully.

Be warned that while this podcast is relatively tame, there is the odd f-bomb. You’ll want earphones if you’re listening to this one at work or around kids… Unless, of course, you happen to work in a very laid-back office, or have kids who swear anyway.

It also includes more of me talking, since I got a couple of notes that I didn’t talk enough on the last one. (Blame them if I’m talking too much for you now. ;D)

As always, the independent artists make this podcast possible. So, if you find a song or artist you really like please consider buying some music from them!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window


Radioactive State – Episode #4, Volume #1

Show notes are behind the break for those of you who want more details on the tasty music in episode #4.
Continue reading »

Apr 012010
 
picture by joiseyshowaa on Flickr

Originally, I’d had this crazy idea to make a podcast full of polka music for April Fool’s day, but then I realized I’d have to listen to it to master it.

Needless to say, this is a guaranteed 100% polka-free podcast. Sorry polka fans, but short of Weird Al, I don’t tend to gravitate towards it.

This episode is also 100% safe from April Fool’s pranks. It does, however, feature some excellent rockabilly and ska with a dash of punk and reggae in there for good measure because that’s my springtime music — and the weather here in Florida has been pretty damn fantastic lately.

Thanks to the awesomeness of bands releasing their music for more podcasters to use, there are a couple of surprises in this podcast’s lineup. If you like being surprised, be sure to listen to the show before checking the show notes.

Of course, if you’re into spoilers, the full listing of tracks and artists can, as always, be found after the break!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window


Radioactive State – Episode #3, Volume #1

Continue reading »

Feb 112010
 
[candy hearts for the Radioactive State music podcast Valentine Show]

Because I’m sappy and sentimental, this episode is chock full of love just in time for Valentine’s Day. This episode skews more towards alternative rock, although there’s a bit of jazz, blues, and even a bittersweet acoustic track in the mix.

I did warn you I listen to just about everything. 😉

I’m also playing with the format a bit – less talking, more music! As always, feedback is welcomed, so feel free to drop a comment, or drop me an email to krystalle [at] radioactivestate [dot] com.

Enjoy!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window


Radioactive State – Episode #2, Volume #1

As always, complete show notes behind the break.

Continue reading »

Jan 272010
 
Industrial Beauty

After chewing over music choices for a couple of weeks, it’s time to get this show started.

This week’s show is a mix of influences, but primarily music leaning towards a darker, more Industrial edge. Feedback is welcome!

Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 

| Open Player in New Window


Radioactive State – Episode #1, Volume #1

Continue reading »

Jan 032010
 

Having done a few months on Post Apoc Radio inside the MMO Fallen Earth, I’ve come to realize that I desperately miss DJing. As such, after looking very closely at the projects I’ve been doing, the time they take, and what I’d really like to do with 2010, I’ve opted to change a few things around. Instead of broadcasting on Post Apoc Radio, I’m opting to channel my love of sharing music with folks into a 30 (or so) minute podcast that will showcase interesting music you may not have heard.

Since I’d really rather like to stay on the outside of a jail cell, and as I don’t have insane amounts of money for ASCAP/etc. licensing (or civil fees for using that music without licenses) I’ll be doing things a bit differently. The music I’ll be using will primarily be bands that are either releasing under Creative Commons licenses, or bands that I am able to get written permission to feature. Also, to save confusion: if a show is all CC-licensed music, I’ll release that episode under Creative Commons as well. Obviously, if I get a piece that is under a special written license, I’ll point the song out in the show notes so nobody gets in trouble, and of course it means that show will not be released under a CC license.

I already have a handful of shows planned out. The first will start in more of my traditional vein: an industrial dance/alternative feel. The ones after that? Well, I won’t spoil the surprise as to the themes and bands. The important things to know about me are:

  • I listen to just about everything with the primary exception of gangsta rap
  • I’m really fond of audio silliness, covers, and other miscellaneous tidbits.

For now, best to focus on getting the outlines in place and getting this site set up. Soon, however, I shall start recording and releasing the podcasts. I hope you’ll listen in!