One DJ out of Humboldt State University with a serious passion for the mic, will give you his all, in an effort to meld all your senses with the music he feeds your ears, on his weekly radio broadcast “Friday Night Feast.”
“I try to do too much, but it’s somehow the only way I know how to live. Friday Night Feast is a weekly serving of music, with all courses covered. And dessert is never forgotten.” ~DJ Elliot Golan
Well if you are a natural born Synesthete, you know exactly what I am talking about, as the joining and crisscrossing of the senses is an ordinary everyday occurrence. What’s a Synesthete you ask? In actuality there exists an ocean of different types, but the kinds we are most curious about are those who can taste sounds, hear colors, or smell the title of a song. Yes, for real!
So for everyone else out there who is not innately endowed with daily doses of synaesthesia-like experiences, take into account that on some levels you have experienced an element of what it’s like to be a synesthete whenever you have a hunger for something other than food.
Music for one, is a biggie. After all, what real music lover does not occasionally get a craving to hear a song that reminds them of a special time, invokes a feeling, motions a mood, or sparks a memory? Have you ever smelled something that brought the memory of a song into your mind? Certainly you have, thanks to your memory snuggling limbic system.
We all have heard a tune that instantly propels us back in time, rekindling past moments of our lives; memories of high school days, a past relationship, personal heartbreak, special Holidays, or an exceptionally steamy summer.
Speaking of steamy, how many of us have at some point sought out the perfect wine to pair with a special romantic dinner? Hopefully we did not forget to match some sexy music with the hue of the mood. If the atmosphere you’re going for is a passionate one, perhaps you’d match a red hot zesty song to dance along side the legs running down that glass of flamboyant Spanish red wine, insuring that things are simmering at a prrrrfect temperature.
So, take a moment now to imagine that you’re invited to a larger dinner fest; a themed audio feast, seated at a giant turntable where a revolving menu of fresh themes, tunes, genres, and music artists await your selection. At this shindig the Chef / Host takes all of your musical special orders and song requests, and caters to the personal whims of each ear in attendance. Sound tasty?
So whether it’s a romantic aura you’re out to cast, or a hankering of your own songster soul to be taken on a melodic journey, a feast of ear filling edibles awaits your RSVP (respondez si’l vous plait).
Friday Night Feast w/ DJ Elliot serves up a passionate plate of all you can eat “Themed” music showcases. Every week he introduces a new theme which will serve as the inspiration behind his “Menu of Music” for his upcoming show. Since Elliot first discovered RadioFlag, he has successfully branded himself as an enthusiastic host, serving up a constant assortment of audio sustenance to his listeners each and every week. He stirs the pot so to speak, all week long, promoting his show with whiffs of what’s going on to the turntable for the next feasting frenzy.
He aims to hype his listeners’ senses beforehand, starting with subtle cravings to full on famished. Loyal listeners and station surfers alike are welcome to pop in for a lick or two, sample a few beats to bite on, request a tapas sized tune, or relish the entire multiple course sonic feast of 2 hours of non stop theme-focused, listener-powered delectable lixx.
Like an ‘Iron Chef’ of the airwaves, DJ E. Golan proudly opens up his gourmet gallery of sound every Friday Night 10-12pm PST. Each week he invites RadioFlag listeners to add their very own flavors to the pot, in the form of song requests, and has even honored last minute theme suggestions. Two weeks ago, listeners requested he do a Full Moon theme, since on that night it was indeed a full moon. Elliot aims to please his listeners, and worked it out last minute, in spite of having an 80’s themed show already planned.
One of the first Friday Night Feast shows heard by the RadioFlag community was back in January 2012, before Humboldt University’s campus station took its long hiatus from the airwaves. His Color theme really caught my attention (a personal favorite theme). Other past themes included story songs, emotions, international, unknown artists, vices, one hit wonders, places, names, very recently and wonderfully – the full moon, and the latest was an all 80′s theme.
Elliot puts a lot of heart into his shows, and constantly heralds to his listeners “this is my special place, the absolute highlight of my week.” He makes himself irresistibly inescapable to listeners on RadioFlag, enticing them one by one with audio aromas that leave you tempted to tune in. He is one of the most eager DJ’s around who relishes the “mise en place” in preparation of the feast as much as the feast itself. He sincerely seems to love being a DJ, and earnestly puts himself out there, and deeply appreciates the positive interactions he receives from his listeners. The flags sent back and forth with members of his audience, create a unity that really seem to matter to him.
This DJ makes admirable efforts to select evocative themes, flagging invites on RadioFlag all week long to encourage listener participation, even throughout the course of the Friday Night Feast show- when treating listener Flags like ingredients that will only better his broth.
Tune in to Friday Night Feast and get your fill of a random rue of saucy sounds, where the recipes are the freshest around because they come from a bountiful harvest of listener input. A Feast for your ears of crisp thematic ingredients, a little vice for spice, and all the love a DJ Chef can give.
Be sure to tune in for DJ Elliot Golan’s last two shows to air on iKRFH for your final chance for an ear feast. Even though Elliot is bidding us adieu, his Deejaying has left a long lasting musical mark on our ear drums. We look forward to an impromptu visit from this Chef of the Radio Waves in the future, hoping his departure is just a short palate teasing reprise.
DJ Elliot leaves us in good hands at campus station iKRFH; a magical station of unstoppable creativity and unbounded individuality. I have a sense there is something about the terroir /essence of this place that evokes a free spirit of self expression. Could it be the giant redwoods, enchanted green forests, and fresh coastal foggy air that shrouds this place? A mystical area of the Golden State of California that breathes a music of its own? Next time I run into DJ SassyQuatch I will be sure to get her take. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/42056604" iframe="true" /]
DJ Elliot Golan is nominated for “Best Music Show” in RadioFlag’s Inaugural RadioStar Awards. The RadioStar Awards are a Tribute to College Radio, and was created to help College stations unite, while celebrating their diversity. Stations have the opportunity to showcase DJ’s in 4 different categories, twice per year; in other words four shows per year. So, if you like what you hear on “Friday Night Feast,” show support and “tune in” @elliotGolan adding him as a favorite DJ in your RadioFlag profile. iKRFH Studio request line: (707) 826-6077. To learn more about Elliot go to www.elliotgolan.com http://www.facebook.com/ElliotGolanPhotographyKRFH