DJ Profile
70s music online from Sun & Ski - 70's Chill on Live365 Internet Radio
DJ: DJ Eddie
Location: Detroit, MI











Me (circa 1979) at my 1st
DJ job, the roller rink
Photo courtesy of Tracy Velandra

First of all, I'm a music (all music) lover... I need my tunes!
And, I'm a Special Event & Club DJ.

This station is really just a hobby.  I work with computers a lot, so I wanted to have a way to hear music I like anytime I wanted, wherever I might be.  The original idea was to have Steely Dan played non-stop, 24 hours; then I discovered, after I bought my station, that one is not allowed to do that... For the public anyways.  So, from Nov. 2006 (when I bought the station) till mid Feb. 2007 only I could hear my station, and all the Steely Dan that was on it.  Pretty selfish huh?

Well, that finally got boring, so I decided to work on a concept and play list for a station that could be listed for the public to hear.

The concept I decided on is a station that plays songs I like to hear at the end of the day when I'm in the mountains/hills (hence the 'ski'), or on the water (hence the 'sun').  These are tunes that I also like to hear other times, but that are generally not played often.  I quickly realized that a lot of these songs are from the 70's, so that would be the focal point of my play list...
And, it's a very new one at that; I'm changing it way more frequently than I anticipated.

Now, it's a hobby that has a decent amount of my attention, so I am gratified when people listen, and enjoy it.  Hopefully, soon, I will add more 'space' to put many more hours of music on here.  At some point in the future, I may also do some live sets.
So, as they say, 'stay tuned'!

My full music library consists of, approximately:
2000 CD's, 3000 Albums & 12" Dance Remixes (including some rare early Detroit techno discs), and 4500 45's covering all genres of music, right up to today's hits... I'm one of those people who prefer vinyl to cd, so I will still buy albums, when/if the artists release them on vinyl (you might be surprised how many actually still do; i.e. Donald Fagen, Pearl Jam, & White Stripes most recently).

However, should you feel inspired to inquire; I'm not interested in buying your vinyl collection (lol).
You know; most kids collected baseball cards, comic books & Hot Wheels... Stuff that sells for hundreds, and even thousands of dollars these days.
I collected music (still do).

Favorite Albums

Steely Dan - Aja
My answer to the age-old question, "if you were stuck on an island..."?

Pink Floyd - Animals
If I had a dollar for every time I played this all the way through back in the day I'd have a lot of money. Same goes for The Wall, but it's twice as long, so technically, this was played more... Does that make any sense?

Dandy Warhols - 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia
As far as current bands that I really like, it's these guys (and girl). If you've never heard their music, give this disc a try. Great pop music, slightly hard (in a garage kind of way) edged, and fun... Actually, it's hard to explain a particular sound because of the incredible variety of music. Great live band too. Don't miss them. The Flaming Lips could have taken this spot too; in fact, I might put them here next week.

Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Dark & atmospheric. Actually, if I were to recommend an Echo & The Bunnymen album to someone, it wouldn't be this; it would be 'Songs To Learn & Sing - Greatest Hits. Alas, this is about MY favorite albums. So, fire up a Clove, turn the fog machine on; then quickly realize you're not 19 anymore, and just enjoy this piece of post-punk-psychadelic perfection. Best on vinyl, but the 'Original Recording Remastered' CD that came out a couple of years ago will suffice nicely, and it's also got bonus music.

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffitti

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