Author Archives: Riz

KEXP Presents: Expansions 14th Annual MLK Unity Celebration

“I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensifyRead more...

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KEXP Presents: Expansions 13th Annual MLK Celebration

We should believe in each other’s dreams “Wholy Holy” - Marvin Gaye Coming so soon after that month long holiday season of light, set during the deepest part of the yearly time when all larger land mammals are usually in deep slumber. In a still contentious and sometimes dangerous social climate, when the fatigue ofRead more...

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DJ Riz on This American Life: It Takes A Nation Of Santas To Hold Us Back

Almost 15 ago I was honored through my association with The Stranger to be included ona Christmas Eve broadcast of This American Life with Ira Glass. The show was called “The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit,” a reference to the Elvis Costello song and centered around Santa Claus with various segments that include aRead more...

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Expansions Live Broadcast & MLK Celebration @ Neumos 1/18

    by Riz Rollins Reflection on a party... This is what a friend of the family said to me on June 2, 1964. I was ten years old. It sounds so much like today:   “This is one of them days. You’re gonna remember this day for the rest of your life ! You’reRead more...

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KEXP’s Year in Review: Riz - Hope, promises and apologies : or 2006 the road back from heck..

Matmos, photo courtesy of lamanyana The absolute most slamrockin, rumpnockin, supersmilyfaced time i had in 2006 was the morning of november 8th when it felt like the clouds were rolling back and daylight was begining to return in america. i don’t talk politics much cause it bums me out, but that don’t mean it don’tRead more...

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kid party from a childless dj’s prospective

With Kevin at the KEXP Kids Dance Party, Chop Suey - 6/18/06 Courtesy of Greg Perez I’ll say at the outset that this was one of the better gatherings i’ve played for in quite sometime. i been wanting to do this for sometime - (despite what you may have heard this was my idea.. thankRead more...

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