Since co-hosting The Glad Girls with friends – a radio show inspired by ventures to Columbus to see Guided by Voices – Lucie Canzoniero ’25 has wanted to host her own radio show, where she could curate a highly personalized playlist intermingled with intimate commentary and stories about discovering music. The Glad Girls was an eclectic feed of gritty punk rock, soothing folk hits and dead-head favorites, featuring Don McLean, Blondie and Belarusian synthwave band Molchat Doma. This semester, Lucie has launched her own radio show: Lucie in the Sky, a homage to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album and a clever wordplay on radio show terminology.
Raised in Brooklyn by parents who fostered a creative spirit, Canzoniero seeks to be deeply authentic, and expresses herself in ways that seem both mysterious and vulnerable. Music, among other things, is one such way that Canzoniero has found meaningful expression in capturing the impressionistic feelings of love, loss and growing up. If you were to peek inside her dorm room, you would glimpse posters for Crosby, Stills and Nash, miscellaneous mementos, and antique photographs. Aside from music, Lucie also enjoys capturing fleeting moments with her film camera – a dance in the snow, the blur of turning 17 and lost summer days.
Canzoniero describes her music taste as “dad rock,” favoring the defining folk rock bands of the 1970s – Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and Neil Young. She also enjoys some newer music from artists such as Sinéad O’Connor, an iconoclastic artist from the 1990s known for her scathing lyrics and era-defining vocals. Recently, thanks to Ella Newgarden, Canzoniero has discovered the Strokes, a 2000s rock band with brash beats. Lucie In the Sky’s first episode featured songs like Tangerine, a textured, intricately layered banger from Led Zeppelin’s third LP. In between songs, Canzoniero shares stories: how she fell in love with old music, memories of Brooklyn birthday parties on a rooftop and other meaningful moments that shaped her taste in music. Sometimes, she shares raw insights into her personality, such as desiring to become an old lady like the audacious Maude from the 1971 movie Harold and Maude, which features music by Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
On Tuesday, Feb. 15, Canzoniero hosted her second episode entitled “It’s All About Love,” a show featuring songs by the Dire Straights and the Beach Boys. While the title is partially inspired by Valentine’s Day, Canzoniero said that she wanted to share love songs that were meaningful to her. She added, “I would play all the songs that taught me about love.”
Tune into Lucie in The Sky on WKCO 91.9FM each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.