limited edition mix cd for pledge drive

First of all, the inimitable Todd C. Bayles will be hosting Hello Cruel World for the next two Sundays. And he has guests — Justin Power this coming Sunday and Benjamin Bochner the next.

Secondly, KPSU’s pledge drive begins this coming Sunday. Hello Cruel World is always thrilled to be part of the opening-day pledge drive festivities. We love KPSU, and we know you do too. Pledge drive runs from April 24th – May 6th, and is the only time this year that we will ask for your monetary support. Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year, and really — that’s not too much money. We raised just over $4,000 last year, and so could really use your help this year. You definitely do not need to live in the Portland area in order to participate — hundreds of people around the globe are enjoying our live internet stream at any given hour. You can use this handy online form to make a pledge to KPSU.

Finally, as a thank you gift for those listeners who pledge $20 or more to the station, I’ve made a special limited edition Hello Cruel World mix cd. This mix is called “Happy Accidents”, and consists of all my favorite playlist moments in the history of the show (over 170 shows now!!). DJ’s like myself are always looking for flow — for songs that blend seamlessly together or that sound really cool bumped up next to each other, and over the course of 3 years I’ve been lucky enough to have had about 10 of these AHA moments while constructing a set. I went down to KPSU a few weeks ago, and stitched all those moments together into a free-flowing 80 minute mix. I made jokes about it last week on the show, because indie-folk is not a genre that springs to mind when you think of flow or mixtapes. But you’ve gotta try this — I think you’ll like it.

The mix cd’s are a limited edition of 8. They feature cool silk-screened artwork and quirky blister cases courtesy of

Please give generously! Tune in! Call Todd up at 503-725-5945 during the show and let him know you want to pledge. Pledge over $20 and mention the mix cd.

I’m off to Ottawa — thanks so much for your support,

John B. Jones

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