I like to think that I'm the latter. There are so many bands who have gone thru' so much hardship. People you know, their kids, people who know the people who some people you know may know. All trying to make it & playing their hearts out ...
Somebody needs to take their stories and pass them on. I love Music, I'm so grateful it came into my life, I need to give it to others ! Consider this my gift to current generations & those who follow them. Music soothes the savage beast & someone needs to be the curator. Tell a story ...
A new concept for radio: a 6-minute featurette that airs once a day, five days a week. Besides digging up songs unburnt, there's also a fascinating, 30-second story behind each track. Because it plays to the 'Short Attention-Span Theater' we all have nowadays, the tune-out factor is next to zero !!
Here's what aired last week on B-Side Alternative and a link to a recent show:
Monday: Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
Tuesday: Left of Center - Suzanne Vega
Wednesday: I Still Believe - The Call
Thursday Where's Your Head At ? - The Basement Jaxx
Friday: Grey Matter - Oingo Boingo
Many stations use this vignette as a lead-in or the centerpiece for their retro or flashback shows. Some use it as a stand-alone or even combine each week's shows to form a 30-minute weekend retro feature. That flexibility is a benefit for individual stations to use to their advantage.
Here's a week on B-Side Classic Rock, plus a show link:
Monday: Dirty White Boy - Foreigner
Tuesday: Minority - Green Day
Wednesday: Introduction - Chicago Transit Authority
Thursday Don't You Care - The Buckinghams
Friday: Hey Bulldog - The Beatles