So, wish us luck. Prior New Tracks Weekend programs have been fully “scripted” in advance, and we’d always known what to expect. Now with our live-to-air and live-to-automation-to-air systems, we have none clue how this will come out. Hard cues for top of the hour, artist and track separation rules, it’s enough to give a team ulcers. If we wind up off air in the middle of the night, you’ll know why. The DMCA is an unforgiving god.

We’d like to thank Amazon Japan for the much-anticipated God’s Dream from Ringo Deathstarr. Also new to the New Tracks Weekend extravaganza are sounds from Breeze, Clarence Mayhew, Cóndor Jet, Conheartist, Creaks, Dum Dum Girls, Elsa, The Eternal, Excusers, Flame, Hollow Boys, Human Colonies, Hush Pup, La Maniobra de Q, Living Phantoms, Lunaire, The Moas, Monomyth, niño naranja, rain pants, Sleepover, Surf Club, The Village, Threading and much more.

Just to add one more layer of confusion, we’ll start this party at midnight PST (3 am Eastern), and continue through Sunday at midnight. If this works. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern), til we switch off the lights Sunday night. And, as of this moment, commercial-free everywhere! So, happy birthday to you!

Remember, we’re live-scrobbling our weekend just like we do our weekdays, so you can keep up with all the tracks being played if you missed an artist or song title. Just refresh our last.fm page here, and you’re fully informed!

Have you ever heard the term “failover”? We have now. We don’t like it.