Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the radio...

Hi, everyone. First of all, please accept my most sincere apologies for my absence over the last few months. Getting used to my new job has taken more energy than I would have anticipated, leaving both less time and less energy for blogging and blog reading. Funny.

Anyway, I thought all my loyal readers (how can someone be a loyal reader when there is nothing to read? That must be one of those "If a tree falls..." kind of questions. Maybe I should have written "loyal would-be readers.") might be interested to know that I was recently interviewed on Northern Spirit Radio's weekly show called "Song of the Soul". If you're interested, you can listen to it here.

I enjoyed talking with host Mark Helpsmeet and having the opportunity to share some music that was meaningful to me in a spiritual sense. First, I had to make sure that the fact that I'm not affiliated with any religious or spiritual organization or philosophy wouldn't be a problem for the show. It was also a challenge to pick music that fit the theme of the show rather than choosing music just because I like it. Of course, everything I chose was something I like, but the theme guided my selections. I found the most difficult aspect was weeding it down to 25 minutes worth of music. Mark was able to edit the music to fit the time slot, so not all songs are presented in their entirety. If you wish, you can seek them out in full.

Warning: you might think from the presentation that I'm a real musician. Don't be fooled. I'm just another hack who likes to play and has enough skill to get by.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

So it's true. You are still alive. Good to have you back if only for a bit.

Beth said...

ED!!! Yes, I'm shouting at you, again. You are NOT "another hack with just enough skill to get by." As hard as this may be to accept, you are a talented and well-respected capital-M Musician. A blow, I know, but you'll just have to get over it.

LIZ said...

Bonjour Ed,
Nice to hear from you.
I didn't know you had a blog. I started blogging when we decided to move to Paris, when we were still in Madison. Or, to make it more relevant to yo as a musician, before the king of pop died ;-}.
Paris is the city of my dreams. Active, filled with art and action, all sorts of people.
If you have time visit it

gomonkeygo said...

I understand the desire to speak poorly of one's self. I do it all the time. But I also tell my students all the time never to put themselves down and to stop calling themselves stoopid!

One day, I called myself an idiot for screwing something up and a student took me severely to task, saying "Mr. W___ - you're always telling not to call ourselves stupid! Shame on you for doing it to yourself!"