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Season 2, Episode 8 — DJ Max Vangeli — SEASON FINALE!

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Season 2, Episode 8 — DJ Max Vangeli — SEASON FINALE!

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with DJ Max Vangeli about moving to the San Francisco Bay Area from Moldova at age 12, learning English, the secrets of how to succeed as an economics major at UCSB, stories of the old-school UCSB econ professor Crouch, the beauty of living in the US, how Max got started DJing, a quick history of EDM, working with Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia and Size Records, DJing around the world, the difference between producing and DJing in today’s music world, being a resident DJ at the Wynn in Vegas, the deal with celebrity DJs, the makings of a good electronic music track, mosh pit experiences and rules, rock influence, stories of traveling businessmen, traveling for 4 months straight with flights every day, how taking finals and getting good grades prepare you for real life, the importance of a good work ethic, partying really hard in college while getting amazing grades, living large on a college student budget, how to think about yourself and your career when you’re first starting out and people tell you that you suck, and what comes after DJing.

Song from this episode:
“Last Night Changed It All” by Max Vangeli. Buy it now on iTunes!

Check out Max’s YouTube channel to learn more about him and his music.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. This is the LAST show of Season 2, but listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com. Thanks for listening!!!

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Season 2, Episode 4

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Season 2, Episode 4

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this second interview of Season 2, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Cole Harry, UCSB alumnus who just returned from Europe. We talk about his master’s program in global studies in Germany and Austria, the cost of graduate school in Europe versus the U.S., working in a diplomatic role in Austria, how we should be thinking about the world as compared with other generations in history, a pessimistic yet oddly positive outlook on life, the usefulness of English and French in Europe, maintaining multilingualism, immigration issues in the European Union, deciding to come home after living abroad for several years, the vibe and housing situation in San Francisco and Oakland these days, the job hunt and all struggles that accompany it, the process and pressure of choosing one’s lifelong career, deciding when and where to put down roots, and the competitiveness of getting a job anywhere in the world right now.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Song from this episode (omitted in the recording to respect copyright laws):
“Berlin” by Ruede Hagelstein and the Noblettes  – Listen on Soundcloud

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Season 2, Episode 2-ish

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Season 2, Episode 2-ish

Hi you guys,

This week, I had a very unique show in that I didn’t do an interview, but rather played music chosen by guests of past episodes and talked a little bit about it. I’m working on whether I can post the show here (because of pesky copyright laws), but either way, here is the playlist!

1) Fruta y Te – Gepe

2) Honey I Been Thinking About You – Jackie Greene

3) Loca – Chico Trujillo

4) Young And Beautiful – Lana del Rey

5) Bright Stars Burning – Hey Marseilles

6) Don’t Work Yourself Up – Tristan Prettyman

7) Someone You’d Admire – Fleet Foxes

8) The World Is Yours – Nas

Why this format you ask? Well, KCSB, the radio station where I broadcast my show, decided to shorten my time slot by 20 and 30 minutes (they didn’t know) to read a book live on air for this UCSB program that’s actually really neat, but unfortunately includes this reading on air component that I find insane and silly. SO, I made the most of it and put on a show in a unique format that would be fun for me. I’m gonna stick with this format next week to play songs from episodes I didn’t get to, but I’m going to try to have some 20-30 min interviews during the three subsequent weeks. Stay tuned! As always, thank you for listening!

– Colenn