DJ of the Month April 2014: Sadie Holliday

DJ of the Month April 2014: Sadie Holliday

This month, we say goodbye to our graduating Station Manager, Sadie Holliday. Having never received the honor of DJ of the Month before, we thought it only apt to honor her in her last semester at WRUV, and UVM. DJ Sho Sho currently hosts ‘Sho Llida’s Palace’ on Thursdays 4-6pm with DJ Aqua Marina, and ‘Do I Make you Feel Shy?’ on Fridays 4-6pm.

What is your favorite memory of WRUV (at an event, during your show, etc.)?
I have a couple really funny memories of my time at WRUV. When I was graveyarding (my slot was Friday mornings 4-6pm) I developed a couple loyal listeners. One time a repeat listener called to tell me about his evening and asked if I’d give a special shout out to a girl he’d met, it was pretty romantic. I don’t know what happened to him but I like to think it all worked out. I also really like playing with the DJ chat and regularly pranked John Moses (Thelonious X) when he was a DJ, sometimes I’d go in for the long con prank and have friends from different schools chat and call him. He was always a really good sport about it. I had a really good show on my own but one of the best moments at WRUV was when Karla (Aqua Marina) and I started to co-host and develop Sho Llida’s Palace over the summer and through the school year. We’ve definitely gained a following and have met a lot of great people along with way.

What is the best show you have ever been to?
I’ve been to so many great shows, I can’t really name the best show I’ve ever been to but here are a few that were really important to me.
Monkey House: Bobby / Women
Higher Ground: Robyn / Dirty Projectors
Signal Kitchen: Twin Sister
The Silent Barn (Brooklyn): Jerry Paper and Tonstartssbandht
Pearl St. (Northampton, MA): Man Man
Metropolis (Montreal): The Knife
Arbutus HQ: TOPS and Calvin Love during POP Montreal
Death By Audio: Burger Records CMJ Showcase

What is your most prized possession?
Probably this stuffed elephant my mom gave me. It’s not cuddly or anything, it’s stiff and embroidered with patches of fabric and has mirrors all over it. It looks like it came from India but she actually got it at some super rural country fair in Maynard, Pennsylvania. In 1974 she was recording an album in Philadelphia and they went to the middle of nowhere and there was a weird vendor by all the tractors and chickens. Aside from the elephant I love my hand printed posters by Best Friends Forever and The Terrordactyls I’ve had them since high school, they’ll always be in my room. Music wise my “In The Light” cassette by Andy Boay has become pretty important to me.

What is your favorite snack food?

What is the most important thing you have learned during your time at UVM/WRUV/throughout your lifetime?
That’s a pretty heavy question. At UVM I’ve learned you should always be proud of your accomplishments no matter how big or small. At and through WRUV I’ve learned that there are a lot of cool people out there doing cool things and 9/10 they’ll be excited if you reach out to them, even if it’s just to say you like what they’re doing. I don’t know about the most important thing I’ve learned throughout my lifetime because I’m still pretty young, but I do think it’s important to be comfortable with yourself and to not be afraid of the big “ifs” out there.

We will miss you, Sho Sho!

The Serial Chiller

May 1st, 2014

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