A NEW CONTEST INSPIRED BY @WELISTENFORYOU & a whoooole bunch o’ tsuruloosies!!! WHEEE!

Okay….  We are way overdue to settle a little matter once and for all.

Yesterday good friend, fellow music blogger, and pimp / video director / marketing mastermind for the band The Pass, Zach over at We Listen For You released upon the world (and by world, I mean the blog and, consequently, the twitters) the new music video for The Pass called Vultures, which we featured yesterday as A) he’s a friend and B) the video is awesome in two respects, 1) house party, yay! and 2) it features 38 references to various music blogs in the bloggy blogosphericals!

So far, so good, right?

Well… mostly.  You see… well actually, before we go further, quick related side note.

I’m often asked by people going into bloggerin’ for advice on “how to be a successful blogger”, the first thing I usually tell them is to NOT name your site something that people can neither spell or pronounce.   Yeah, yeah, it’s unique, whoop-dee-fucking-doo.  Hooray for you, you made a new thinger.

English 101: S’s come BEFORE T’s, when a word goes “Ts..” people have no idea what to do.  This means that, outside a little word o’ mouth from people who have stumbled upon us via Hype Machine or Elbows or, now, Shuffler, the only other way to get here was by searching for Tennessee State University radio and accidentally coming here — man, you Tennesseers must’ve been coooorn-fused!

But… I expect more from my friends, more from my nose, but not more from my friend’s nose — which I do enjoy picking.  So, you can imagine my excitement to see “my reference” in the Pass video and, when my .027 seconds of viral fame came up, I saw this:

T-U-R-S-U-RADIO… right at the 0:47 second mark.  See for yourself:


Now, Zach and the boys are giving away real genuine moneys to whoever can name the 38 music site references in the video, $50 smackers to Insound plus The Pass CD, and as awesome as that is, this whole enlightening and traumatizing experience inspired me to do my very own contest.


Here’s how it goes………  All you have to do is send in a Fan Sign photo!  Yep, a photo of you, or your boobs, or someone, or something, or you neighbor’s dog, or… well, you get the idea, holding up some sorta fan sign with “TSURURADIO” in it AND SPELLED CORRECTLY!!!  Kinda like what Drew is doing up there at the top of this post.  You have until FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17th to enter by sending the photo (or hell, the video? why not?) to tsururadio (at) gmail (dot) com.

Then, we’ll pick our favourite and the winner will win…………………………….

$30 Gift Certificate To AmazonMP3 (or hell, even Insound or GEMM, why not?)!!!

WOOOOOOOT!!  Right out of my pocket and into yours!  So…. between ol’ Zach & myself, that’s a chance to win $80!!!   Not too shabby.  Can we get an applause?

Thank you.

So, get photographizin’!!!!   BUT, before you run off to grab yer cameras, how about we check in on the intertubal interconnections of love potatos and see what’s going on out there in music land.  That’s right, my friends, it’s time once again for………


Man, TSURURADIO (that’s T-S-U-R-U-R-A-D-I-O) is the gift that keeps on giving today!   Looks like a lot has changed in hot & hyped land since our last tsuruloosie post, so lets check in and see what’s what.  As always, I rate songs out of a possible 5 wheelies!!!  Let’s pull up our front wheels and hop to it!

Cee Lo Green – Fuck You

Just learned this is the guy from Gnarls Barkley.  No kidding, eh? Nice song! Outside the fuck angle, it’s really just a sweet fun retro-goodness song. And I like that. here’s the vid that’s been floating around.

Cotton Jones – Somehow Keep It Going

I thought I did this one already?  Not sure.  Dark, atmospheric, bad ass.

Dead Confederate – Run From The Gun

Hot damn! 3 for 3 so far!!! Viddy for this one too!

Dominant Legs – About My Girls

Hmm… taking me back to the 80s-ish.  Not too shabby.  Something old, something new!  I’m in!

El Guincho – FM Tan Sexy

Meh.  Not my cup o’ tea.  Sounds….. played.

Glasser – Home

Hey, I remember this!  Still hot?  Nice… I still like it too!

Ra Ra Riot – Boy

Ra Ra Riot… makes me want to go jog!  That’s not a bad thing, but I rather be on my bike! Duh.

Starfucker – Julius

Yes, the “fuck” trend is getting old, wonder if they are regretting that name yet?  Oh well.  Song?  Kinda reminds me of The Pass a smidge, actually…. That’s a good thing!  YAY!  Shake my booooo-tay!

Sufjan Stevens – I Walked

I KNOW I did this one already.  5 Stars. Beautiful. Stunning.  I’m finally a Sufjan fan.

The War On Drugs – Comin Through

Last one!  Sufjan’s a tough act to follow… Ooo… I like this!!  Sounds like Grant Lee Buffalo with a bit more push, more oomph!  Nice!!!

Woo! That was fun!!! We haven’t had that much tsuruloosie success in a long time!!!  Either I’m hip or you guys are just finally in my happy place — what took you?  Let’s do it again sometimes? Until then, GO TAKE SOME FAN SIGN PHOTOS!!!!!



P.S.  Zach, my friend, I know you were just making fun of the fact that no one can spell “tsururadio”…. I love you, man!  I wish you nothing but success with WLFY and The Pass!

9 comments for “A NEW CONTEST INSPIRED BY @WELISTENFORYOU & a whoooole bunch o’ tsuruloosies!!! WHEEE!

  1. September 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM


    Tsururadio is the only blog referenced with it’s name being spelled out. This happened for two reasons…first how do you portray a Tsururadio? Secondly, we intentionally messed up the spelling because everyone always messes it up….that was the joke. Also, with magnetic fridge letters, people are always messing around with them…it’s a party…the idea was the name was spelled right once…but then at the party, someone rearranged them…that’s why RADIO is in a perfect line and the first letters are scattered.

  2. September 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Uh huh…. Liiiiiikely story there Zach….. Liiikely story.


  3. September 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    “P.S. Zach, my friend, I know you were just making fun of the fact that no one can spell “tsururadio”…. I love you, man! I wish you nothing but success with WLFY and The Pass!”

    That’s why you sent a group of street pimps to rough me up hours after the spelling appeared online?

  4. September 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    “Street pimps”?????? They are called THE PAPER CRANE COLLECTIVE!!! http://tsururadio.com/tsurunation/ And they will fuck. you. UP!


  5. Amelia
    September 2, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Nice Grant Lee Buffalo reference. I got hooked on Grant Lee while watching Gilmore Girls (he was the roaming troubadour in town).

    And yay for Sufjan lovingness. :D

  6. September 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    CRANES DESCEND! ATTACK FROMATION!! (yes, formation intentionally misspelled)

  7. September 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    CRANES DESCEND!!! ATTACK FROMATION!!! (yes, formation intentionally misspelled here)


  8. September 2, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    @Amelia – Back in the 90s it was “Mockingbirds” that swooned me….. http://tsururadio.com/2010/08/tsururadio-presents-songs-for-saydi-songs-for-my-sunshine-mixtape/

    @Neil – I’m suddenly wishing crane’s made a CU-KAW! noise!

  9. Amelia
    September 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Tsuru- Okay, yes. That is fab. Me likeys mucho. My fav Grant Lee album is Nineteeneighties, but I do love a good acoustic 80s cover.

    I just read the Zach/Aaron/Neil interchange and almost bust out laughing in the school library. You guys are no good for me. :P

    I like the Cee Lo Green tsuruloosie. Very peppy. And yeah, that’s TOOOOTally the guy from Gnarls Barkley. I got one album of theirs and now it pops up all the time on shuffle in my ipod. I think my ipod has its own musical preferences.

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