(Sunday March 16) If you had a vocation for doing one thing and one thing only to enrich your life, and provide an income, what would it be? We have a lot of folks in Colorado who have a glorious vocational appetite and aptitude for giving us great music, whether live, and/or studio, and/or video. A little bit of this music makes its way to other parts of the country, and even the world. And every once in a while we get a star breaking out, bringing some light to what we have in our backyard. But what if we don’t recognize that star as being from our neighborhood? Then what?
I am a huge believer in thinking globally, but acting locally. We have a wealth of media here in Colorado that are out in front representing what’s happening locally. We have public television programs that feature Colorado video and live performances. There are over 20 radio stations that not only play the hits from Colorado, but also the unknown and as yet discovered. And, there are numerous print and internet publications that put a focus on local music and all the various and related activities that involve locally produced music.
We in the media cannot do the job of raising public awareness alone. Media needs the artist as much as the artist needs media, to represent and promote for each other. Whether a musician or a fan, if we’re going to get folks to know who’s who and what they do and raise awareness of Colorado music, we need each other to spread the word. We in the media really cannot do that job alone; we need you too.
The Colorado Sound is supported by SpokesBUZZ, a Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES. Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more. www.spokesbuzz.org.
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The Colorado Sound is also supported by the Mishawaka Amphitheatre … where on April 3 The Colorado Sound presents the Garrett Sayers Trio. Tickets at www.themishawaka.com
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
The winner of the 2013 Video Pick of the Year went to Andy Palmer and Tage Plantell for their video from Andy’s album Hazard of the Die. Tage got hold of me this week to share this new video. It’s from a relative newcomer to our scene, Marti Christopher, who comes to us from Toronto, Canada. He plays all the instruments, and is self produced.
The Colorado Sound Live365
NEW ADDS MARCH 16, 2014
(A) = mornings 6A-11A,
(P) = afternoons 1P-5:30P
(N) = nights 5:30P-8:00P & overnights 10P-6A
(TOP 40) = Mon-Fri 11AM-1PM, 3:30-5:30PM, 8-10PM
Weekend mixes = a little more classic during the day, a little more edge at night.
Chemistry Club – Miranda (P, N)
Drag the River – Not that Kind (P, N)
Garuud Effekt – Cut Me (P, N)
Ivory Circle – Beat the Drum (P, N)
Rachel & the Ruckus – Leave Your Light On (A, P)
PLAYLIST S8 EP10 March 2014
Gary Stites “Shine That Ring” from Shine That Ring (1959)
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Did The Boogie (With Your Baby)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(D) Strolling Scones “Sailor’s Song” from Like Ripples Across the Pond (2014)
You Me and Apollo “I Don’t Want To Be Loved” from I Don’t Want To Be Loved (2014)
Chris Daniels “Wildcat” from Better Days (2012)
(D) Highway 50 “Monday Morning” from Highway 50 (2014)
The Samples “The Whole World Can Sing” from America (2014)
the Patti Fiasco “Nobody’s Girl” from The Patti Fiasco (2011)
Darryl Purpose “Orange Raincoat” from Next Time Around (2012)
(D) Chain Station “Don’t Build Me Up” from Dancin’ With the Law (2014)Flobots “The Rose and the Thistle” from The Circle in the Square (2012)
(N) Glitta Kings “Glass Tables” from Girls in High Heels Shouldn’t Dance On Glass Tables (2014)
Brad Goode “St. Louis Blues” from Chicago Red (2013)
Electric Swingset “Inebriated Witchdoctor” from Inebriated Witchdoctor (1996)
The Apples in Stereo “Shine A Light” from Tone Soul Evolution (1997)
(D) Ivory Circle “Beat the Drum” from Beat the Drum (2014)
A Boy and His Kite “Good Men” from A Boy and His Kite (2012)
Mosey West “In Tune” from Merica (2012)
Dianne Reeves “Dreams” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Hazel Miller “Time After Time” from Coming To You Live…From KUVO (2011)
(D) Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (f. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)Drag the River “Not That Kind” from Drag The River (2013)
Honey Don’t “Breaking Down” from Heart Like a Wheel (2013)
(D) Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)Tia Fuller “Descend to Barbados” from Angelic Warrior (2012)