Official Press Release
Actress Felicia Day talks about the music that inspired her hugely popular web series The Guild (‘The Promise’ by When in Rome), the first song that made her feel cool (‘Cannonball’ by The Breeders), the track she turns to for dramatic roles (‘All the Right Reasons’ by The Jayhawks) and more as part of her Guest DJ Project set on LA public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com).
The weekly show delves into the musical passions of a wide variety of cultural trendsetters, asking them to choose 5 songs that have inspired them throughout their lives.
Felicia’s full Guest DJ set is offered streaming, for download and as a podcast (w/ a transcript) here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/gd/gd100915felicia_day
Proudly geeky and full of genuine enthusiasm, Felicia really opens up about the power of music in her life, especially The Breeders ‘Cannonball’:
“This track is very seminal in my life because it’s the first time in my life I ever felt cool — in any way, shape or form. I was home-schooled all my life, I was very isolated, I was very studious. I got straight A’s in college – I was an overachiever to the point where I really was not fun to be around (laughs). I think I was 13 at the time, and this was kind of the first album I ever bought on my own in the store and, when I played it, I felt cool. I felt like I could wear some black leather pants and walk down the streetÂ…
And this was the first time I felt like Felicia Day was a cool kid and I put on a terrible leather jacket with fringe on it, and I would walk around with a candy cigarette – it was just terrible. I mean, I’m not kidding, I did have a candy cigarette thing going onÂ…anyway, The BreedersÂ… ‘Cannonball’ Â…makes you cool.”
The Guild’s season four finale airs on October 5. Find Felicia’s full Guest DJ Project set and a variety of previous guests online here: http://www.kcrw.com/guestdjproject