@PetrosAndMoney Super Friend Eric J. Lawrence passed away yesterday. The PMS Program was his favorite radio show next to his own…We will miss him immensely. @mbeKCRW @kcrw @NovenaCarmel @anthonyvaladez Sending you all love on this very sad day. Thank you for bringing us his words and favorite songs. Eric J. Lawrence, you will be missed, dearly.
“I was born in Indiana but moved to Los Angeles with my parents when I was nine, which explains my simple charm combined with an over-cultured mind. Musically, I was a bit of a late bloomer and never learned to play an instrument or anything Stuff, but as soon as I caught the virus, I jumped right in. My first concert was Thomas Dolby at the Greek Theater, but my second was Meat Puppets at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, etc. , then everything is fair game.
Talking Heads was my favorite in high school, but Fall has stuck with me ever since. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of seeing John Cage, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Baker (in his acoustic folk mode), Public Image Ltd, Duruti’s Column, Zhu Performances by Liane Cope, Lehbach, Blue Nile and more, The Wedding Present, Cheap Trick, Kraftwerk, Kevin Ayers, Radiohead, the Sea & Cake, the Cocktails, Roy Harper and of course the Fall.
When I was a student at UCLA, I worked at their little-known student-run radio station, KLA. During my years there, I worked as a DJ, athlete, ticket giver, music director, general manager, and even a game show host. I have a degree in English Literature (a subject I’m still passionate about), I’ve also done a bit of journalism, written a calendar entry for New Times, worked as music editor for Caffeine magazine, and contributed to the MusicHound Jazz guide. I never thought I’d have a career in broadcasting, but I’ve always loved listening to KCRW, so in 1993 I became a volunteer here. Since then I’ve been volunteering in the music department, ticket delivery guy (again!!!), music assistant librarian, backup DJ, and now the host of my own show, which airs Monday nights at midnight out.
I have the pleasure of working at KCRW and bringing my admittedly esoteric taste to television broadcasting. I look forward to hearing your feedback. For God’s sake, be an active music listener! The music is too good to just let go – get involved and it will reveal many unexpected goodies. “