First years Emily Tucker and Matt Goodrich blazed into the WBOR scene this September with the debut of "Power Out Radio," an hour-long program on Sunday nights devoted to the best of contemporary alternative and classic rock.
Song that sums up your year so far?
ET: "Lua" by Bright Eyes
MG: "Ulysses" by Franz Ferdinand.
Who is the greatest musician in the industry today and why?
ET: Thom Yorke. He's had a really prolific career with Radiohead and he's done some fantastic solo work as well. To say that someone is the most important musician in the industry, they have to have proven themselves, and Yorke has definitely done that.
MG: Trey Anastasio from Phish. To be able to be in a jam band, you have to have a really good sense of music, and he definitely does. He's also very charismatic on stage. He creates these songs and these stories so that each song sounds different every time he performs, no matter how many times he's done it with his band.
Three albums that would rank among your top 10 of the decade?
ET: "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" by Wilco, "Is This It?" by the Strokes, and "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire.
MG: "Funeral" by Arcade Fire, "Sound of Silver" by LCD Soundsystem, and "The Crane Wife" by the Decemberists.
Most profound concert-going experience you've ever had?
ET: I went to see Guster this year in Central Park. They were a really high-energy band and had a lot of fun with that performance. I became a really big fan because of that concert.
MG: My most powerful concert-going would have been Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden. To be in a place as large as Madison Square Garden but be able to make a place like that seem so much smaller and communal, they have to do something special. Their music just brings people together. Seeing Arcade Fire made me realize I wanted to do something with music in the future.
Most inspiring lyrics you can think of off the top of your head?
ET: "I wouldn't trade one stupid decision / For another five years of my life" by LCD Soundsystem from "All My Friends."
MG: "But for now we are young / Let us lay in the sun / And count every beautiful thing we can see" from "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel.
One song that makes you want to dance and why?
ET: "Electric Feel" by MGMT just because it's funky.
MG: "Lights And Music" by Cut Copy. It has an undeniable groove that you feel throughout your entire body, and it just gets you moving.
Funniest album you've ever listened to?
ET: "Picaresque" by the Decemberists. It's a very good album, but as a lyricist, the band's lead singer Colin Meloy puts in a lot of things that are really literary and narrative-heavy so it sometimes gets hysterical. It's really silly.
MG: "My Beautiful Dark Fantasy" by Kanye West.
Lyrics that put you in the mood to study?
ET: "I'm gonna write you a letter / Gonna write you a book" from "Amsterdam" by Guster.
MG: "I think I'll go home and mull this over / Before I cram it down my throat" from "Caring Is Creepy" by the Shins.
Lyrics that put you in the mood?
ET: "Meet me in the bathroom / That's what she said / I don't mind" from "Meet Me In The Bathroom" by the Strokes.
MG: "I want your silent parts / The parts the birds love / I know there's such a place" from "Say Hello To The Angels" by Interpol.
Greatest band of the '60s?
ET: The Rolling Stones. I think they've stood the test of time. My dad's a huge Stones fan so I grew up listening to it... They're incredibly influential. I don't think I can think of a rock album today that wasn't influenced by the Stones.
MG: The Who. They're really influential, but also just rock really hard. They had an incredible energy on stage...As a group, they just had incredibly imaginative stories like they did on "Tommy," but they've also had really cohesive albums. Their songs sum up a lot of adolescent feelings, but also have this wisdom that transcends that of the superficial rock band. They know that they will eventually become old and irrelevant, but they do what they want in the moment. They live in the present, which is absolutely what rock and roll is all about.
If you two were in a band together, what would your band name be?
ET & MG: Dallas and the Deneries.
Tune into "Power Out Radio" with Matt Goodrich '15 and Emily Tucker '15 every Sunday night from midnight to 1 a.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM or stream online at wbor.org.
-Compiled by Peter Griesmer.