Gaylord Fields
Gaylord Fields

When Gaylord was but a wee lad in 1960s New York, he greatly anticipated one aspect of his impending adulthood: He couldn't wait to immerse himself fully into all the beautiful music the grownups around him enjoyed. When, upon his reaching maturity, the musical trends of the times unveiled a different and less swanky reality, it dismayed him none. He realized he could become a cultural minister of the recorded disc and provide his own soundtrack to gracious living.

Although Gaylord has hosted an eclectic program on Jersey City, New Jersey, freeform radio station WFMU for the past 20 years, as a denizen of the demimonde his nightclub DJ stints take on the disc disciplines of 1960s lounge, exotica, easy listening, movie soundtrack, bossa nova, go-go, now sound, soul, twist, surf, beat, and girl group tunes. For Tiki Oasis 12, he will be transporting 50 pounds of spy soundtrack vinyl from his Northeastern lair via aircraft. This act will likely provoke a thorough "investigation" from the TSA, which he considers a small sacrifice to make for his art and your enjoyment.