Not that we needed any more evidence that this is CONFIRMED, but: former MythBusters co-star, Kari Byron is badass — and so is her taste in music. The current host of the Science Channel’s Head Rush had the great honor (seriously, doing this is a total bucket list item) of putting together a Guest DJ playlist for the folks at KCRW, Southern California’s NPR station, and we’re super-duper impressed. It’s probably a surprise to absolutely no one, but: homegirl has some seriously A+ taste — as does her daughter, it seems.
Byron sat down with KCRW’s Anthony Valadez to chat about music, life, and the role one plays with the other. Turns out Byron’s life is often soundtracked. “Music for me became less of a background thing and more of a soundtrack to my life when, I think in the 80’s, when all of the mommies went to work because a one-income family became a fantasy and we all became latchkey kids and we were too young to be on our own,” she explained. “So we filled our house with radio, we filled our house with TV, so that we could hear the noise of company.”
As for what soundtracks her daily life? The list is eclectic but no less impressive — from 60s French Pop to the metal music her wee daughter loves (seriously), Byron’s tastes in music come from an emotional, curious place. No surprise there.
Check out the whole thing below! It’s worth a listen if for nothing more than hearing her discuss how Danzig puts her daughter to sleep (again, seriously). And after you’re done with that you can check out her exclusively 60s French Pop playlist here.
And if you prefer the SoundCloud version of Byron’s KCRW appearance, you can find that below:
1. Nina Simone – “Feeling Good”
2. Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?”
3. Danzig – “Mother”
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Art Star”
5. Eileen – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”
What’s your favorite track of Byron’s choices? Leave your picks in the comments.