College. Art. Radio.


Premiered Monday, Jan 21, 2013 

Hosted by Mike Stice. Sponsored by Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)

Mike Stice is a native of Southern California who spent nearly his entire waking childhood outdoors.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he worked at SURFING Magazine as an Art Assistant. In 1998, he graduated cum laude from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he served as the Student Director of UCSD’s Language and Cognition Lab while earning a B.A. in Linguistics with a Specialization in Language and Mind. His graduate studies in English were at University of California, Irvine (UCI). Stice worked at Laguna Art Museum for over twenty years and has maintained a post as a part-time Liberal Arts faculty member and Writing Lab Director at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) since the fall semester 2000.  In July 2012, he became LCAD’s first Communications Manager.

Stice is the author of Wolfgang Bloch: The Colors of Coincidence (Chronicle Books, 2008). His writing has appeared in the pages of Juxtapoz, The Surfer’s Journal, Surfer Magazine, Surfer’s Path, Surfer’s Mind, Surfline, Saatchi, Glide, Laguna Art Magazine, Orange County Register, Riviera Magazine, OC In-Room Magazine, and more.

A very, very amateur pianist, Stice counts writing, playing, and listening to an eclectic array of music among his top passions. Surfing, travelling, stand-up comedy, reading, writing, culinary arts, creating art, and sampling craft coffees and beers are other activities that keep him (mostly) sane.

With “College. Art. Radio.” Stice hopes to inspire higher learners with both celebrated and underrepresented art and music.  In service of this goal, Stice will invite his friends from the creative arts, entertainment, literary, music, fashion, and surf industries into the KX93.5FM studio for enlightening conversations on the transformative powers of art and music. Each show will have its own, eclectic, theme-specific, musical playlist comprised of little-known gems and perennial favorites.

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Mostly Contemporary Folk-Pop Neko Case, “Deep Red Bells” Margaret Glaspy, “Emotions and Math” Eb & Sparrow, “Hungry Little Town” French For Rabbits, “Cold” Mason Jennings, “Ulysses” S.S. Odyssey, “Wolves Love Wool” Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, “Sailor to Siren” Sufjan Stevens, “You Are The Rake” The Reindeer Section, “Grand Parade” Karen O, “Ooo” French for […]
Funk You Charles Sheffield, “Its Your Voodoo Working” Don Gardener, “My Baby LIkes To Boogaloo” Doris, “Don’t” Ervin Rucker, “She’s Alright” Bobby Darin, “Funny What Love Can Do” Gloria Jones, “Tainted Love “ Jimmy Nolen, “The Way You Do” Shorty Long, “Burnt Toast & Black Coffee” Tommy Hunt, “The Work Song” Willie Jones, Where’s My […]
Bobby Darin, Songs from Big Sur (Full Album) Baby May Jingle Jangle Jungle Change The Harvest Funny What Love Can Do Rx-Pyro- Prescription- Fire Distractions (Part 1) Jive Long Time Movin’ City Life Long Line Rider I’m Going To Love You Me & Mr. Hohner I Am My Baby Needs Me Everywhere I Go Maybe […]
January 23, 2017 John Cameron, “Liquid Sunshine” Mt. Marcy, “Penny Thought” Robin Jones & His Quartet, “Summer Love” Nicolas Jaar, “With Just One Glance You” Brian Bennett & Alan Hawkshaw, “Mermaid” Walter Wanderley, “Surfboard” De La Soul, “Memory of (US)” (ft. Estelle, Pete Rock) Betty Davis, “Hangin’ Out” Beverly Glenn Copeland, “Complainin’ Blues” Rabih Abou-Kahlil, […]
ALPHA MULE Alpha Mule (Eric Stoner and Joe Forkan) are the special guests on this episode of “College. Art. Radio.” In addition to insights from Joe and Eric, we hear their impressive debut album, Peripheral Vision, from beginning to end. See Alpha Mule perform live in Laguna Beach, at saltfineart: 3PM, Sunday, January 22nd.
January 9, 2017, Music from HyperNormalisation, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and more Scuba Z, “The Vanishing American Family” Brian Eno, “On Some Faraway Beach” Moniker, “Ocean Blue” Yanka Dyagileva , “My Sorrow Is Luminous” Suicide, “Dream Baby Dream” Nino Ferrer, “Looking For You “ Barbara Mandrell, “Standing Room Only” worriedaboutsatan, “Blank Tape” Jay Dee, “You’re Gonna […]
Eric Gaffney, “Mean” Lollipops, “Naked When You Come” Dorothy Ashby, “Soul Vibrations” Shuggie Otis, “Aht Uh Mi Hed” Sun Foot, “Why Do You Want to Throw a Brick” The Rebel, “Bums on a Rock” Francis Bebey, “Bissau” Wild Havana, “Jumping” Amazing Broken Man, “Near Town” Pierre Dutour, “Deer Forest” Itsuroh Shimoda, “Everybody Anyone” The Saxophones, […]
Holiday Music, pt. 2 James Brown, “Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto” Woody Guthrie< “Hanukkah Dance” Louis Prisa, “Señor Santa Claus” Brenda Lee, “I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus” Run DMC, “Christmas In Hollis” Freddie King, “Christmas Tears” Tom Waits, “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” Gayla Peevey, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” […]
Holiday Music, pt. 1 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “8 Days (of Hanukkah)” Louis Prima, “What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everbody Swingin’”) Augie Rios, “Dónde Está Santa Claus” Beck, “The Little Drum Machine Boy” Pearl Bailey, “Five Pound Box Of Money” Otis Redding, “White Christmas” Rotary Connection, “Peace At Least            “ The […]
Tracks from Kevin Morby’s Top 10 Albums of 2016 (in no particular order) “Roll It” by Nap Eyes from Thought Rock Fish Scale “Mongrel” by Alex Cameron from Jumping the Shark “Rings Of Saturn” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from Skeleton Tree    “Traveling Light” by Leonard Cohen from You Want It Darker “QACHINA” […]
Recently and Soon-To-Be Released Music (2016/17) “Sastanàqqàm” by Tinariwen “Love If Possible” by Shintaro Sakamoto “Wow” by Beck “The Castle” by The Flaming Lips “Cremated” by The Proper Ornaments “Follow the Leader” by Foxygen “Hate to See You Go“ by The Rolling Stones “Orange Color Queen           “ by Ty Segall “Peace Trail” by Neil Young […]
Gooseflesh “Yama Yama” by Yamasuki Singers “Bad Girl” by Lee Moses “Grazing In The Grass” by Hugh Masekela “Wish You Were Here” by Lee Fields “Fumblin’ with the Blues” Tom Waits “Les Fleur” by Ramsey Lewis “Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp” by Laura Nyro “Today” by Tom Scott “It Only Happens When I Look At […]
Moondog & Co. “Be a Hobo” by Moondog “Pearls” by Piero Piccioni “Plantasia” by Mort Garson “Astral Traveling” by Paroah Sanders “Galatea’s Guitar” by Gabor Szabo “All You Are Going to Want to Do Is Get Back There” by The Caretaker “Syncopation “ by Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan (Dick Raaijmakers) “Down Is Up” by […]
Paul Major, pt. 2 “Mr. Wind” by Rising Storm “Fly Free” by Fifty Foot Hose “Bluff ‘Em All” by Clap “Maypole” by Dark “Children of Sound” by Kenneth Higney “Scoun Da Be” by Moving Sidewalks “The Count Five” by Psychotic Reaction “I Am Not Willing” by Moby Grape “Spinning A Spell (Volume 4)” by Mystic […]
Paul Major, pt. 1 “Outer Spaced” by Stonewall “Can’t Love That Woman” by Kenneth Higney “Welcome To The Void “ by Morgen “Private Battle “ by Peter Grudzien “If Words Were All I Had” by Bobb Trimble “Bury Me In A Marijuana Field “ by C. A. Quintet “Fire in My Bones “ by The […]