SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is Our Guest DJ

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Raul Campos and Elon Musk (in a KCRW hoodie)

Though he has the letters CEO next to his name, Elon Musk is most definitely a creative individual – as he says in his Guest DJ Project set, he thinks of himself as an engineer first and only took on running companies so he could pursue his innovative exploits without interference from others.

Elon is also the CEO of Tesla Motors and one of the creators of Pay Pal so it’s safe to say he has, and will continue to, change the world through technology.

Space cheese! (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

In a Guest DJ Project first, we (host Raul Campos, Engineer Mario Diaz and ME!) took a field trip to the SpaceX headquarters to visit with the busy CEO as his company prepares to launch an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station in 2012.

His music choices were pretty surprising except for one song: Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To the Moon”. The rest of his picks capture his sense of humor and his sense of awe at the world.

I also found it really amusing that his favorite TV shows are “South Park,” “Daily Show,” and “Colbert Report”, because they “capture a little bit of the essence of America in both a good and a bad way.”

Elon also tells us the story behind sending a wheel of cheese into space! (true story)

Check it all out here.


Elon Musk’s Guest DJ Project Tracklist

1.) Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)- Frank Sinatra
2.) Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life- Monty Python
3.) America, F! Yeah- Team America
4.) Con te partiro- Andrea Bocelli
5.) Santa Claus Is Coming to Town- Fred Astaire