Senior Sign-Off: Jane Elysium

Senior Sign-Off: Jane Elysium

May 20, 2021 in DJ Picks

by Jane Elysium




Graduating with: BSA in Neuroscience, BA in Theatre and Dance

How did you first hear about or get involved with KVRX?

My sister's friend from high school, Aaron Martinez, was in KVRX. I've always thought of myself as a "music person" so I wanted to be a part of it all, too.

What shows have you had on KVRX?

Cup of Jane — Fall 2017 - Spring 2021 — Freeform

Cowboy Bebops — Spring 2019 - Spring 2021 — Specialty

What is your favorite KVRX memory?

This is a hard question.

All of my college memories are centered around the station.

I've talked about shelving in the library and meeting a new friend as my favorite memory so often. So here's another story. The story of how I got branded as the Weezer girl. A couple of the older KVRX boys were talking about Weezer, "Weezer hasn't released a good album since Pinkerton." "Matt Sharp was the only reason why Weezer was any good." And more complete lies. I was a sophomore at that point, and even though I was on staff, I felt I didn't belong. I didn't have any real friends at that point. I was scared of talking to anyone thinking they'd dislike me. But for some reason, I loudly interrupted from the other side of the station, "That's not true. Like, that's not even- Everything Will Be Alright in the End? White Album? I know some people don't like Pacific Daydream, but it's actually a really good album." They all started laughing and saying like "No. No, It was all Matt Sharp." So I played “Weekend Woman” off Pacific Daydream, and EVERY SINGLE PERSON started moving their heads and tapping their feet and so after that point, I got super into Weezer. Because at that point, I was more of a casual fan than the super fan I am now.

Tell us about your final playlist!

Every song on this playlist is tied to a memory. They either make me dance or make me cry. Really the two states of Jane. That's a joke. No, every song is for someone. Sometimes it's someone else, sometimes it's my past self. But I added all the Jane-core classics. There are no surprises if you know me. But I do think I'll be able to talk more about them when I'm live. I tear up when I think of the specifics behind each song and I think I need some more time to prepare.

— Jane Palacios

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