tsururadio presents… First, we take Manhattan mixtape!

September 17, 2012

Photo by Aaron Tsuru

Well, we knew this day would come one day and it was one of the most agonizing decisions we had to make, but as we announced the other day, the Tsurus are moving to New York City in October!  And I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any way better to celebrate drastic change (for the better or the worse, really) than with a mixtape and so, BLAMO! that’s what we got today.

These past few weeks as the possibility became more and more a reality, I got nostalgic. In the mixtape, it really shows. The result was basically a “best of” the past few years of life here in Columbus, mixed with thoughts of New York, and a few new songs that have caught my ear.  For fans of my mixtapes, you’ll find lots of familiar ground, but hopefully a few surprises. For the rest of ya, just push play and enjoy.

To all the past friends, crafters, & nudiecranes, we love you & will miss you dearly. To all the new friends we’ll meet in New York, we’ve got some bikes to ride & some nudiezines to make!!!

Okay, okay. I’m starting to get mushy, so let’s get on with it as…

tsururadio presents… First, we take Manhattan mixtape!!!
(push play for one seamless & gapless mixtape, full zip down below)

01 R.E.M. – First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
02 Pulp – Common People
03 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
04 Morphine – I’m Free Now
05 The Shins – Simple Song
06 Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer
07 Jonathan Richman – Springtime In New York
08 Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
09 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
10 Violent Femmes – Crazy
11 fun. – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
12 Lemonheads – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen)
13 Echo And The Bunnymen – People Are Strange (The Doors)
14 Beirut – East Harlem
15 Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
16 Stars – Through The Mines
17 Plants And Animals – Bye Bye Bye
18 Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No. 2
19 Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost / Untitled / Two-Headed Boy (vinyl)
20 Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
Bonus 21 Bobby Short – I Happen To Like New York (Cole Porter)


Love you guys! See you in the big city! Enjoy!!!

The Tsurus

The greatest song ever recorded ever.

July 4, 2012

Yeah, I went there, I said it. Accept it.

It’s been a crash test dummies kinda weekend…

June 24, 2012

And no… I don’t expect you to understand. *love*

Afternoons & Coffeespoons

The Country Life


tsururadio presents… Lover, will you look at me now? mixtape!

May 27, 2012

Photography of Kate by me!

Well hello there, my friends! Long time caller, first time listener and I got a treaty-treat for you this labor day martin luther king jr day presidents day memorial day weekend! It’s hot out but, my dear old friend, shit’s about to get even hotter. Like Dungeons n dragons in a different fucked up dimension, we got a 3-sided mixtape to slay a few mojitos with…. oh ho ho, but that’s not all! Two of the songs featured in the mixtape are also in two tsurufoto presents… short films!

But where???

Oh, it’s a surprise because today we are putting the “radio” back in tsururadio running a pythagorean special with Sides A, B, & C TOTALLY BLIND!!! duh-duh-DUUUUUUH!!!! I guess I could’ve broke ‘em up, labeled them out, and got a bunch more “hits” and shit, but fuck it, it’s a 3-day weekend and I’m having too much fun!

OH! Before we get to it, once again this year we are putting these sexy gams to good use, this time riding 100 miles & raising $1800 to fight cancer for Pelotonia 12!!!

Any & all donations of support to help us reach our goal are truly & truly appreciated! I promise to ride my ass off for you in August and hopefully help get us one notch closer to putting an end to cancer. You can donate by clicking the photo above or by going to the following page.


Thank you thank you thank you in advance! So, with that being said, this being that, and here being here, let’s get this show on the road & let’s get our asses back to enjoying the niiiice long weekend, as……….

tsururadio presents… Lover, will you look at me now?

Side A: Before we all burn

Side B: Look at me now

Side C: Everyday the night must fall

Love & cheers,




Hardest Part II by Hard Drugs!!!

May 11, 2012

Let the hype begin at chez tsuru!!!  Hard Drugs is BACK (finally) and their new album Party Foreverer (another concept album, fuck yeahs) is about to drop like a meth head all out of meth! Here’s the first single “Hardest Part II”!  It’s nyom nyom nyom nom nom nom……………………….. nom.

Let’s do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111

2 VIDEOS: Saydi – yeah, my daughter! – love love love!

April 4, 2012

Two very windy live performances of my oldest Saydi!   So so so proud of her!

Her bandcamp —> http://saydimusic.bandcamp.com



VIDEO: Flotilla is dead, long live Plumes with “Messy Love”

April 2, 2012

Is there any better love than a messy messy love? Just put down a towel first!  Veronica Charnley (who we interviewed waaaay back in ’09) and her lovely Plumes band & their brand new video and song.


VIDEO: Walk off the Earth (Gotye Cover) by Somebody That I Used to Know

March 27, 2012

Wow. Great song, great cover, and epic 5 member band on 1 guitar performance. My favourite guy is the one on the far right.

VIDEO: Speaking of CAKE… New music viddy time with “Winter”!

March 21, 2012

What a diff’rence no wind made, twenty-four miles per hour….

March 21, 2012

What a diff’rence no wind made, twenty-four miles per hour…. ;)

VIDEO: Bitches in Bookshops (based on Jay Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris”)

March 20, 2012

for Baby via Jeff via Huffington Post

AUDIO: I’m in a Cake state of mind today.

March 20, 2012

Cake – Friend Is A Four Letter Word

Download Fashion Nugget now!

Walking along downtown Mesa, we came across Future Loves Past

March 11, 2012


And all was well…



video: Hallways by Islands

March 6, 2012

love love love this album, love love love this video.


video: Bait And Switch by The Shins

March 3, 2012

You can leak already, thank you.

video: The End by HUMANS

February 19, 2012

Never EVER follow a girl on a bike into the woods!!!

- Thanks Paul for the link!


“Some Nights” by fun.

February 17, 2012

“Some Nights” by fun.  

Goosebump city on this song!!!  If you listen to this to start your day and don’t want to take on the entire everything, my friends, you may be broke.   Yes, even with the bits of auto-tune at the end…

*love & swoons*

Happy Friday my friends.  Let’s destroy this motherfucker and then go out and have a great weekend of bike rides & boobies, eh?


The Rifle’s Spiral by The Shins

February 13, 2012

New Shins? Always a good time to get yer music bloggerin’ on, eh? Sounds like a shitty radio rip, but also sounds like this is shaping up to be a pretty beautiful album!

The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral

Eh indeed!


February 11, 2012

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man*

* recently picked up on vinyl.

This Is Not A Song by Islands

February 11, 2012

I love this song. I’m listening to the album now and my love for Islands on grows and grows. Islands are forever! Listen to the song on our last mixtape.