Coming in July – a new Rocky Mountain Music Network / The Colorado Sound Presentation —- and I need your help.
Nowadays it’s pretty easy to find out about folks who play music here in Colorado. We’ve got lots of great music discovery programs and video sessions. Loft Sessions, Second Story Garage, and Open Air 1340 are the creme-du-jour, and then there are the interview programs that feature live music like KRFC’s Live At Lunch. Want to know about the music, the band etc? Easy. Want to find out about the person him/herself? Not so easy.
So, here’s the deal. Beginning in mid July I will be debuting a new podcast. Coming up with a new idea wasn’t easy. I’ve been asked for several years to consider doing a music or interview based podcast. Music podcasts are out as a matter of federal copyright law, and all of the interview programs I’ve heard have been heavy on music talk – not personal talk.
Inspired by (and instigated by) the “gentle persuasions” of two very good friends of mine in Northern Colorado radio, and currently being developed under the working title “Colorado Living Room Sessions,” host Chris K, aka goat, will visit music dignitaries, luminaries, legends, award winners, industry leaders, and emerging regional and national Colorado acts – in their (living rooms) – providing a much more intimate “look” into the lives of those who bring us our music.
The story is not about the music, but the person behind the music. It’s me and ______________ sitting comfortably, chatting about life, family, sports, profession, influences, inspirations, challenges, kids, grand kids, jobs, whatever and wherever the conversation may go.
This is not to say that music won’t be a part of the podcast (LOL … like that would ever happen), but it will be used as a bridge or break or to amplify some facet of what’s taking place in the conversation. And of course, if there’s a new record or major event or something music related, it will be included.
Currently we’re planning a 15-20 minute podcast. There is also ongoing discussion whether I’ll do a weekly or bi-weekly episode. The thought right now is that each episode could will be produced in two 15-20 minute parts (EP1/part1, EP1/part2)… with a new episode every other week … lots to consider. Shorter segments of 2-3 minutes will be edited for inclusion in weekly radio shows, as a tease for the full podcast.
Currently signed up: David Glasser (Airshow Mastering, NARAS), Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee), Liz Barnez (Bohemian Nights) and Mark Bliesener (bandguru, Lyle Lovett, BHTM).
NEED YOUR HELP HERE
This is where you come in. We need a title. So what the hell .. how bout it? Care to jump in and help out? Here are a couple of suggestions with a place for you to write in a response. Have at it. I’ll pull together all the suggestions – pick which make sense from my side of the table – and we’ll have a run-0ff fan poll in June to determine the winning idea.
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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
PLAYLIST S8 EP19 May 2014
Zephyr “Dreamin’” from Heartbeat (1982)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Roadhouse Music” from When You’re Cool (1987)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
(D) Rachel & the Kings “Edge of Me” from Edge of Me EP (2014) Wendy Woo “Hold On” from Live (2013)
(D) Josh Blackburn “Sympathy” [single] (2014) (D) American Blackout “Truth & Charades” [single] (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Do You Know Thee Enemy” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Dakota Blonde “The Love We Build” from The Love We Build (2013)
Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)
Ryan D White “Love Story” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
(D/G) Billy Ryan & Black Irish “Lion of Ireland” from Billy Ryan & Black Irish (Remastered) (1988)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
(N) Grant Farm “Shiny Brown Eyes” from Plowin’ Time (2014)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
(D) Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter At All (single edit)” from Phoenix (2014) Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
The Apples in Stereo “Hey Elevator” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Musketeer Gripweed “A Train” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)
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The Colorado Sound Presents @ the Mish … coming … in July … a night under the stars with DeadFloyd … information at www.themishawaka.com