Dear Batcave Listeners: A Love Letter

Dear Batcave Nation,

Parting is such sweet sorrow. I’ve been emotional all day, due in large part to the existential crisis that is my impending College Graduation, but also due to the knowledge that a very special part of my life is coming to an end: my life as a college DJ.

After tonight’s show, “The Batcave” becomes another Chapter In The Legend Of Nate, a chapter that has been very near and dear to my heart. I’ve been hosting “The Batcave” on KRFH for the last 3 years or so and I am being completely honest when I say that it has been one of the most encouraging and delightful college experiences of my life. I love you guys so much! I relish all the silly Facebook conversations and text messages that I have received while “On Air.” You guys have made my experience as a DJ such a joyful, amazing thing, and I am forever in your debt. After all, if it wasn’t for your support over the years I would have just been a man in a studio giggling over his stupid jokes all by him lonesome, but with your help you made my show one of the most listened to shows at the station (not to brag or anything, hahaha!).

Bam! Pow!

I made a little list of people who have listened to my show over the last few years (“Batcave V.I.P.”s, I call you) off the top of my head. Let me know if I’m forgetting anyone and I’ll add their name to this bad boy!

All my love and affection for my loyal listeners: Hannah, Seth, Tara, the Amandas (all 5 of them), Scott, the Ochart clan, Brian, Tom, Max, Darlene, Shannon, Sonia, Sofia, my loving family, Alex, Ross, Michelle, Amy, Tiffanie, Beno, Nels, Ben, Becca, Christa, Sean, Anthony, Zach, Darlene, Steven, Meagan, Grant, Deanna, Icarus, Debbie, Lizzi, and many more!

People who I’ve shared my booth with over the last few years and have made my show all the better with their bantering skillz: Max, Ben, Ross, Amanda, Seth, Evan, Brad, Matthew, Beno, Tom, and Nels.

I’m going to miss being your DJ…. You guys have turned me onto so many great bands over the years, I don’t know how to begin to repay you, other than saying “thanks” from the bottom of my heart. I’ll never forget this.

All my lovin’,

Nate

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“The Batcave” Playlist for 5/5/10 (Final Show!!!!)

“Ask” by The Smiths (dedicated to Max)
“Fitz & Dizzyspells” by Andrew Bird (dedicated to Hannah)
“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen (dedicated to Seth, Zach, and Dar Dar Binks! Ha! Mulltitasking!)
“You Go To My Head” by Frank Sinatra (dedicated to Becca)
“Beautiful World” by Devo (dedicated to Nels and Beno and Scott! 3 for the price of 1!)
“Here Is No Why” by Smashing Pumpkins (for Paul, may he rest in peace)
“December” by Regina Spektor
“Old Man” by Neil Young (dedicated to Brian)
“Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips
“Hotel Yorba” by The White Stripes (for Joshua)
“Wake Up” by Arcade Fire
“Where Do You Go To My Lovely?” by Peter Sarstedt

“The Batcave” Playlist for 4/28/10!

The epicness took place on Wednesday from 11 p.m.-midnight on krfh.net, broadcasting from the dungeon of Gist Hall at HSU. Tonight’s Guest DJ: Tom Vidosh from the band “Dreamgoatz.” This is what we played:

“He was a dancer” by Doll and the Kicks (for Tiffanie, a big fan, no big deal or anything. She’s pretty awesome.)

“Jabberwock Crucifun” by Dreamgoatz

“Hold On” by Tom Waits (for Becca!)

“So Cold I Could See My Breath” by Emery (for Hannah!)

“Fell On Love” by Dreamgoatz

“Sylvia” by The Antlers (for Brian, who is lucky enough to see them tomorrow!)

“Dreamland Dithyramb” by Dreamgoatz

“Unknown Legend” by Neil Young

“Tell It to Me” by Old Crow Medicine Show (for Bob!)

“Bugsoul Slurpbeat” by Dreamgoatz

“Ectoplasmic Death Shuffle/Tangerine Salad Haze” by Dreamgoatz

“Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None” by Snoop Dogg (for Max, who is a gangsta)

“Braingle Spraingle in Da Bathtub taft” by Dreamgoatz

“Ocean of Noise” by Arcade Fire (for Becca!)

“The Batcave” Playlist for 4/21/10!

These are the last of my legendary radio shows, people. I graduate in May!!! Enjoy them (listen in at KRFH.net on Wednesdays from 11 p.m.-midnight)! I love you guys! You know this. This is what I played tonight:

“Piazza, New York Catcher” by Belle and Sebastian

“Send it on” by D’Angelo (for Max! That’s what’s up.)

“The World at Large” by Modest Mouse (for Brian!)

“Spit on a Stranger” by Pavement

“Icky Thump” by The White Stripes (for Hannah!)

“Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car” by Billy Ocean (for the one and only Nels Ferre)

“Ice Monster” by Minus the Bear

“Mathematics” by Mos Def

“Modern Drift” by Efterklang (for Ellie!)

“Like A Virgin” by the Glee crew (for Amanda!)

“My Time” by Minus the Bear

“Legs of Bees” by Fruit Bats

“The True Wheel” by Brian Eno (for Tom, of Dreamgoatz fame!)

“Proper Rock” by The Chap (!)

“The Batcave” Playlist 4/14/10!

The Batcave podcasted it’s epicness on a cold Wednesday from 11 p.m-midnight at KRFH.net! It was fantastic as always! My brother Matthew even stopped by to guest DJ. This is what we played:

“While You Wait For The Others” by Grizzly Bear

“This Year” by The Mountain Goats (my theme song)

“The Weight of Lies” by The Avett Brothers (for my mum and brother Matthew)

“Proper Rock” by The Chap (for Scott!)

“A Sharp Minor Suicide” by Alex Grantham (who is a fantastic musician! It’s also his birthday today!)

“Take Your Pretty Hands Off My Heart” by Stewboss (for David!)

“Stickshifts and Safety Belts” by Cake (for Max!)

“Wild Irish Rose” by The Irish Tenors (for Arial!)

“Soldier’s Grin” by Wolf Parade

“Heebie Jeebies” by Louis Armstrong (for Ellie and Hannah!)

“The Weary Kind” by Ryan Bingham

“New In Town” by All Girl Fun Band (for Amanda!)

“We Share The Same Skies” by The Cribs

“The Batcave” Playlist for 4/7/10!

My legendary radio show (Wednesdays from 11 p.m.-midnight at KRFH.net!) went down like a fine aged scotch tonight. This is what I played:

“Batman” by The Who

“Lover” by Devendra Banhart

“Feeling the Pull” by The Swell Season (for my brother Joshua, a gentleman and a scholar)

“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

“Generator” by The Halloways (for Hannah the Fantastic)

“Treat Me Like Your Mother” by The Dead Weather (for Josh ol’ buddy! I love my family, what can I say?)

“Sparrow” by Simon and Garfunkel (for Amanda, who is a beautiful woooooooman who I love dearly!)

“We Both Go Down Together” by The Decemberists (for Arial!)

“Master Plan” by My Morning Jacket (for Max, who frightens me sometimes, not gonna lie)

“Islands” by The xx (which I’m going to dedicate to Meagan and Grant for the awesome Senior Skip day we shared today!)

“Nighttiming” by Coconut Records

“The Batcave” Playlist for 3/24/10!

My show of epic proportions went like this on Wednesday night (podcasting from the basement of KRFH.net from 11 p.m.-midnight):

“Batman theme song” by The Flaming Lips
“24 Hour Karate School” by Mos Def (we’re best of friends, Mos and I)
“Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
“All The Old Showstoppers” by the New Pornographers (a fun band name to say on the air, as always)
“Carry the Zero” by Built to Spill
“The Hardest Button to Button” by The White Stripes (for Sean, who always sounds like a pervert on the phone for some reason)
“Use Me” by Bill Withers (“baby makin’ music,” says Max, who was my co-host in tonight’s shenanigans)
“Ain’t That Peculiar” by Marvin Gaye
“Bigmouth Strikes Again(!)” by The Smiths (for Robot Brian)
“Simple Man” by The Grouch (my “other” hip-hop best bud)
“I Zimbra” by Talking Heads