[IMG: Finger On The Pulse] Finger On The Pulse, Episode #5 (Shot on August 29, 2004):
Writers of some of the most compelling music I've heard lately,
Xiu Xiu played a fantastic, emotionally charged gig at
San Francisco's Bottom Of The Hill.

[IMG: Xiu Xiu]

Broadcast Date:
Sunday, October 17, 2004, 9:30pm - 10:00pm, San Francisco Comcast Cable Channel 29
Sunday, February 19, 2006, 9:30pm - 10:00pm, San Francisco Cable Channel 29

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Episode Credits:
All songs written by Xiu Xiu (Copyright 2004)
Performed by
  Jamie Stewart, vocals, guitar, keyboards, Canadian computer, autoharp, harmonium, percussion
  Caralee McElroy, keyboard, harmonium, percussion, de la cruzophone, guitar
Interviewer: Sarah Gordon
Interview filmed by: Michael Goff
Concert filmed by: Michael Goff and Sarah Gordon
Edited by: Sarah Gordon

Episode Setlist:
Crank Heart
Bog People
Over Over
Jennifer Lopez
Clowne Towne
Apistat Commander
I Luv the Valley, Oh!

Related Links:
http://www.xiuxiu.org/ (Band's website)
http://www.musicforamerica.org/ (A political non-profit organization encouraging participation in the 2004 election as well as raising awareness to the right wing media consolidation and other pressing issues)

Episode Notes:
Jamie and Caralee are some of the nicest folks I've come across while doing this show. Their music floors me, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I am also extremely grateful to Michael Goff for helping me film this episode. The episode would have been a lot less interesting with only one camera.

Episode Errata:

  • The interview audio had a bit of a buzzing sound to it, most likely due to a bad mic cable or connection (though the Sony camera that was used is notorious for those sorts of problems so it might have been the camera). I had to adjust the EQ a bit more than I would've liked to minimize the buzz. Apologies to Xiu Xiu for this.
  • We didn't white balance the two cameras at the club, but I did a slight color correction during editing to align the colors of the two cameras. There are still noticeable differences between the two cameras, but the stage at the Bottom of the Hill is also lit unevenly, so sometimes the color and lighting are close and sometimes it is pretty different.

    Equipment Used:
    Footage was shot on both the Sony DCR-HC20 and Sony DSR-PD150 on MiniDV. The show was edited at the AccessSF edit suite.

    Copyright ©2004-2006, Sarah Gordon, sarahatfingeronthepulsedotorg, www.fingeronthepulse.org