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The Upper C-Side

Welcome, you've made it to The Upper C-Side.

Join Christina in the Upper C- Side 2-4pm - for a delectable mix of afternoon tracks and dabbling in all things in C's. Chats. Chunes and a occasional dose of Chinese culture. Come tingle your Friday-noon taste buds right here at the C side, stick around, I think you’ll like it here.

Chapter: 11 Favourite Feelings.

omg christina can u pls stop being a babbling mEss. 

*disclaimer*: apologies for the F bombs in this one... but I mean, that's just the show name so...

In today's show I attempted to (poorly) explain 'The End of the f***ing World' . I talked about my mix of 'favourite feelings,' the small things that I wholeheartedly appreciate (that keep me sane), yet are super random (inspired by blogger Jenn Im's 'In My Feelings'). I also dabbled on global media force 'Asian Boss' who explore critical issues that are important to young people, involving Asia. Two videos I mentioned on air, briefly outlined the complexity about comfort women and elderly proverty in South Korea.


SZA - The Weekend (Calvin Harris Funk Wav Rmx)
Whethan, HONNE - Radar (feat Honne)
Kimbra - Human
French Concession - Empress 
Psychic Rites - Molecular Curse 
Astro Children - Milk 
Stefan Ozich  & Akshay Raju (NZ) -  S.L.O.T.S
Kody Neilson (NZ) - BIC'S BIRTHDAY 
The Japanese House - Follow My Girl 
The Veils (NZ) - Swimming with the Crocodiles 
Mura Masa - Blu Ft Damon Albarn 
Speedy Ortiz - Bigger Party 
P.H.F (NZ) - TRU
Broods-  Everything Goes (Wow)
Gorillaz - Humility 
Scott Mannion (NZ) - Your Kinda Love
Bleak (NZ) - But You Won't 
Kendrick Lamar -DNA 
Andres -Zombie


Chapter: 10 Lil bit boujee?

Happy Friday-noon! In todays show I talked about the little opshop bug (Paperbag Princess you B.E.A.U.T) that I have been bitten by (not literally) but I got a MAD haul, so boujee that I HAD to talk about it. Also I came through with my latest podcast obsession by the prolific Alie Ward and her science infused comedic podcast 'Ologies.' 

Current listen + mini exerpt played on air: Kalology (BEAUTY STANDARDS) with Renee Engeln


Beach House- PPP 
dress, fka, Lydia Paek, Miso, sogumm - hug and kiss
Jaggers X Lines (DN) - Let Me Let You In
Yves Tumour- Lifetime
Meer (NZ) - 1953 ft. Siobhan Leilani 
Flandiz (NZ) - Day 3
Panic! At The Disco -Collar Full
Lykke Li - So Sad So Sexy 
Cat Power- Wanderer 
Psychic Rites - Molecular Curse 
She's So Rad (NZ) - Levels 
namesake (NZ) - Kowhai
Robyn - Honey 
The Rothmans (Dn) - Wavelength 
Miquela- You Should Be Alone
Flying Lotus -Message Situation 
Flume - Never  Be Like You
Shenandoah  Davis - Supernatural Powers
Black Cherry - Goldfrapp
Vera Blue - Lady Powers (Alice Ivy Rmx)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ) - Hanoi 6
Daniel Caesar -Hold Me Down
Pacific Heights - Oceans Collide (feat. Deanne Krieg)

Chapter: 9 Subtle Asian Bois.

Spending FAR to much time endlessly scolling the "Subtle Asian Traits" meme page. CantoMando. mychonny. some quality comedic & culturally appreciative goodness. #embraceyoasianess

YouTube Channel: "CANTOMANDO" ( the bois subtitle everything in E.N.GL.I.S.H. yas)

Low key resonated + chuckled to these 2 in particular:



And a stones throw away from NZ is the hilarious "mychonny" & his 2015 webseries that deadass had me LOL'N 'Mychonny Moves In' 


So Below (NZ) - Close
Lydia - Dusky
Lime Cordiale - Temper Temper  
Kraak & Smaak - Alone With You Ft Cleopold
The Dead Weather  - Die By The Drop
The Mentalist Collective (Dn) - Need A Little Time Away
oh my muu - trying my best 
Te Huhu (NZ) - For Love 
GRIMM SELFIE (DN) - Fake out  (three) 
Ben Woods (NZ)  - Lozenge 
Lawrence Arabia (NZ) - Solitary Guys 
Laney Blue (NZ)- Dreaming
sad boy with a laptop - You're the Dream I Never Wanna Wake Up From
Daniel Caeser- Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) 
The Venus Project (NZ) - Numb 
Lontalius - Mooncatch ft  CutMyLips
Gilder Pilots - Simple Things
Gravel Pit (NZ) - Sickened 
Kehlani - Honey 
Regan Kelly - Burn it up 
Jaggers X  Lines (DN) - Let Me Let You In 
The Japanese House - Lilo



Chapter: 8 Study break w/Friday Night Bites.

Dropped an introductory spiel about my latest female discoveries! The extroadinary and awesomely talented Kiwi ladies of FLAT 3 Production 

PROMO Trailer played on air: Friday Night Bites 2 - TRAILER | Comedy Web Series

YT Channel: FLAT3 Productions 

Personal faves I have watched so far! 

Friday Night Bites - WAITING FOR CONSENT ft Rawiri Jobe | Comedy Web Series

Friday Night Bites 2 - BAD PHARMACIST | Comedy Web Series

Julien Dyen (NZ) - Copernicus
Andrew Bayer - Immortal Lover ft. Alison May 
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Idea of Order at Kyson Point 
October (NZ) - 1000 Eyes 
Motte (NZ)- Public Access
Monday,.v and the Menstrual Cycle (NZ) - WitchX
Good Guys Go - Cub Sport 
Deadly Rides (NZ)- The Ride 
TEN - New Heroes
The Mentalist Collective (Dn) - Need A little Time Away 
Modern Heaven - Swiming Pool 
Avantdale Bowling Club - Water (Medley)
Miles Monaco -Gravity 
The Japanese House -Lilo
Spawts (NZ) - Blue Light Devil 
HIGH HOOPS  (NZ) - Madly
Reality Club - Elastic Hearts 
Lunidira - STUCK WITH YOU 
Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid


Chapter: 6 Back with a mellow-ish one.

It's exam time a.k.a mega stress ciTy. I touched on my recent addiction to vegan bliss balls to help sweeten my studies, expressed my adoration for my management lecturer (180 power point slides are still too much though...), popped in with a well important nod to #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek (though the conversation should never stop), with specific regards to Silverline and their awesome student initiatives this week!! 

No Age  - Fever Dreaming 
Shafiq Husayn - lil  girl (feat. Fatima) 
Jungle-  Beat 54 (All Good Now)
Princess Chelsea (NZ)- Respect the Labourers 
Thought Creature (Dn) - Paradise
Mojo Juju - Natuve Tongue Ft Pasefika Vitoria Choir
Goat Girl Country Sleeze
The Japanese House  - Lilo
Lontalius (NZ) - Optimistic
Coco Solid (NZ) -  Just One Kiss (Prod Jizmatron)
Moody. v and the Menstrual Cycle (NZ) - WitchX 
Tsorf (NZ) - Can I Be Close 2U?
Minyt - Cool
Froth - Bleak
October - Cherry Cola
Beach  House - Drunk in LA
Robert Delong  - Favourite Color Is Blue (ft K.Flay)
The Beths (NZ) - You Wouldn't Like Me
Jaggers X Lines (DN) - Let Me Let You In
Raiza Baiza (NZ) - Get By ft Bianca Paulus  (prod. by Crime Heat) 
Motte (NZ) - Public Access 
Lontalius (NZ) - I Wanted Him
Avantdale Bowling Club - Years Gone By  


Chapter: 5 New Zealand Chinese Language Week !


I'm baaaaack and we have also reached the tail end of the New Zealand Chinese Languge Week (September 23rd-29th). In today's show I was joined by a lovely friend of mine Kacy Cosgrove (BA/BSC student studying Chinese!!) to have a brief chat (also my first interview!!!) about her experience learning Mandarin as a language. 

Poppin in with a short & sweet canto tutorial is the charismatic Luisa Tam with  her quirky guide to Cantonese phrases that I played on air, here it is again for your viewing pleasure + practice! Ga Yao! 

Grayson Gilmour  (NZ) - Artery
The All Seeing Hand (NZ)-  Royal Oil
Bad Sav (Dn) - Hens Teeth
Daya - Safe 
French Concession (NZ) - Empress 
Fit of Body - Heavens No 1 
Ben Woods (NZ) - Lozenge 
Hex Waves (NZ) - Venturi Effect 
Katherine Ho - Yellow
Kurt Vile - Bassackwards 
Boy Boy (NZ) - Alrite Tho
Randa (NZ) - Angel Boy   
Baauer, Miquela  - Hate Me -VIP
Julia Jacklin - Cold Caller 
P.H.F (NZ) - TRU 
Fanfickk (NZ) - Cotton Candy 
Womb (NZ) - When the Night Breaks up
The Beths (NZ) - Future Me Hates Me 
Reality Club  -  Is It The Answer
Milpool (Dn) - Yr Side
Best Bets (NZ) - Aerial Photograph 
Lydia Paek - I


Chapter: 4 PSA's & 'he had the body of a graphic designer.'

In today's show I popped in with a few PSA's:

Global organisation Aisec: Supporting students to embark on international internship/ voluntarying opportunities, to develop their leadership capacities. I talked about their upcoming 'global village event' for students taking place at the University of Otago Link, for those interested in getting involved and to have a chat w/ the Aisec Otago crew for more info. 

I also popped in with a wee reminder for the World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 community event that will be taking place at First Church Dunedin 10th September 6pm. **UPDATED**The highlights of the night can be viewable on the Life_Matters_NZ IG in the highlights section '#WSPD2018.'

Also I highly rate Student Job Search, a PSA I popped in, because I was doing a lil something for them in light of the summer careers expo! 

Queen Awkwafina was also topic of conversation- specifically about her dating past and a portion of this title is a dedicated nod to that. Enjoy ;)

Motte -Public Access
Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids (NZ) - Tunnel Vision 
The Internet - La Di Da
Dudely Benson  (Dn) - Zealandia  (Stef Animal [Dnrmx)
Speedy Ortiz -Villain 
Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic
No Rome -Saint Laurent
Robyn - Missing U 
Hans Phuket - Fuck my Life
Lala Lala - Destroyer
rebelsuns. - World Number Two 
Jim Nothing (NZ) - Only Life 
The Beths (NZ) - You Wouldn't Like Me 
Wax Chattels (NZ) - Stay Disappointed
dress, fka,Lydia Paek, MIso, sogumm  - hug & kiss
Wurld Series - The Bend
Hex Waves (NZ) - Venturi Effect 
Ben Woods (NZ) - Lozenge
Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough 
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
END x Dirty  (NZ)  - Shampoo and Conditioner 
Church of Goya (NZ) - Full Rotation
Fall Out Boy, RM  - Champion - Remix
Ary Jansen  (NZ) - I wanna be ignored


Chapter: 3 Michelle Chong is cool.

In today's show I popped in with some light hearted chat + I dropped the down low on my <3 for Michelle Chong. IMO she is kinda Singapore's answer to Catherine Tate. With her multifaceted perosonas, undeniably charismatic and quirky sense of humour, her content is incredibly captivating, hilarious and she flips the typical AD enagement to audiences on it's head. 

C.O.W. -  Glitch ft Alxndr London 
girlboss (NZ) - Summer Goth   
Ken Gao, Elise Hsiung - Open Sky
Death And the Maiden (DN)- Ooooh Baby in the Chorus 
Dead Little Penny (NZ) - U 4 Me
Jay Author - Kanchi 
Lykke Li - Deep End 
Drahla -  Fictional Decision 
Diasteradio (NZ) - Oh Yeah 
oh my muu, No Rome - Late Bloom 
SoccerPractise (NZ) - Kaua E Mate Wheke
Hans Phuket (NZ) - Comfort
Sharon Jones & the Dap- Kings -Pass Me By 
MlLDL1FE - In Your Arms
Dictaphone Blues (NZ)  -When Your Simulation Crossed MIne 
Princess Chelsea (NZ) - I Love My Boyfriend 
Lontalius (NZ) - That Includes You 
Ruel - Dazed & Confused 
Marlon Williams (NZ) - What's Chasing You 
Hans Phuket (NZ) - Straight to My Heart
komaine (NZ) - Shadow Animal 
David Guetta, Afrojack, Charli XCX, French Montana -Dirty Sexy Money  (feat.  Charli XCX, French Montana) 
Motte (NZ)- Public  Access 
Space Above  (NZ) - Leave Home 
French for Rabbits (NZ) - It Will Be Okay 

Chapter: 2 Blue Jeans.

In today's show we kept things chill, I also storied up spiel about an interesting group presentation I had this week AND... girls + media are going crazy for this new Netflix film!!! I am going crazy for it to but have not yet seen... but I already LOVE LANA CONDOR.  

Sandboards (DN) -Look Blue
BoyBoy (NZ) - Alright Tho 
The Rothmans (DN)  - Wavelength 
Brian Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids (NZ) - Tunnel Vision 
Jay Author - Time Chaina 
Fabulous Arabia  (NZ) - Henry 
Flora Knight and Sean Donald (DN) - Blue Smoke 
Free Cake For Every Creature- shake it out 
Whethan, Broods - Be Like You (feat. Broods)
 Dead Little Penny  (NZ) - U 4 Me
Fanfickk (NZ) - Cotton Candy 
alt j - In Cold Blood ft Pusha  
GLADES-  Do Right 
Polyester  (NZ) - Satellite 
Earth Tongue (NZ) - Pentagram on the Moon 
Pesk  (DN) - Forests 
Lauv-  I Like Me Better
Kendrick Lamar, SZA - All the Stars 
Meer (NZ) - WOAH ft Jess B
Bad Friend (NZ) - Panic Attack 
Tyde Levi - Gold Chains
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics  - State of All things  
The Breeders - Nervous Mary
Au/Ra - Panic Room 
The Internet - La Di Da
HIGH HOOPS (NZ) - Can I Get Love 
rebelsuns. - Portland 

Chapter: 1 An unruly debut.

Films worthy of a watch: 

Crazy Rich Asians Film Trailer  & The Joy Luck Club Trailer 

Tkay Maidza - Flexin' Ft Duckwrth 
Childish Gambino - This is America
Greyson Gilmour (NZ)-  Blow Back 
She's So Rad (NZ) - You and I
CRUISR, Bearface - All Over
Ibeyi - I Wanna Be Like You
Oh my muu Ft No Rome - Late Bloom
dress- hug & kiss 
No Rome - Seventeen 
Marlon Williams  (NZ) - Vampire Again
Kamelen - Ingenting 
Martin Masarov, Nicoline - Fuckgirl
Kane Strange (DN) - Winded
The Japaneese House - Saw You In a Dream
Ruel - Younger
Loote - Your Side of the Bed
The Hot Grits (NZ) - Headlights 
Bediquette (DN) - Easy 
Kanye West - Love Lockdown 
The Beths (NZ) - You Wouldn't Like Me
Souja Boy - Crank That (Souja Boy)
Chingy - Right Thurr 
Brain Tamaki and the Kool Aid Kids (NZ) - Tunnel Vision 
Lacrosse -  You Can't Say No Forever 
The All Seeing Hand (NZ) - Royal Oil