I am so psyched it's ridiculous. First, I'd like to roll out my brand new amazing website. Isn't it gorgeous? Many thanks to Scott Abernethy, my incredibly patient and talented webmaster, who made it all happen. Scott is also webmaster for Planet Crimson, Eric Slick, and co-webmaster for Adrian Belew, among others. So to say that I am in very capable hands is putting it mildly.
You can now easily access this blog by going to my website. The opening lines of each day's journal post will appear on the home page and you can merely click on that to get here.
Second, heart be still, tonight, between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., dj Jim McGuinn at WXPN, the ONLY real rock and alternative music radio station in Philadelphia, will play a selection from Side Four Live!.
Here's a little bit about WXPN and what a big deal this is:
"WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio's most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/Lebanon at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org and XPoNentialMusic.org.
WXPN broadcast area includes Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg, Baltimore, and worldwide on XPN.org/listen_live/listen.php
* WXPN 88.5 FM in the greater Philadelphia/South Jersey area
* 104.9 FM in the Lehigh Valley
* 90.5 FM Worton/Baltimore
* 88.7 FM Lancaster/York
* 99.7 FM Harrisburg
WXPN studios are located at 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
So. Tonight. Between 6-7:00 p.m. Tune in as described above, or listen via the internet to the live stream which you can access right here.
Special thanks to all involved in making this happen: Gary Slick, for relentlessly "stalking" XPN (just kidding, he's been unbelievable, though...racing to the station after hours of work and providing Jim with a CD, following up with emails and phone calls, and doing his best to convince him that we aren't crazed stage parents but devout music lovers who pinch ourselves every day that Julie and Eric are in a band with one of our musical heroes), Program Director Dan Reed, and DJs Matt Reilly and Jim McGuinn. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now. What cut(s) do you suppose Jim will play?
Oh god. I am hyperventilating just thinking about it.
And if you really want to get the word out there about how awesome this CD is and personally thank the folks at XPN, please join their forum and post your thoughts. And erm, it would help immensely if you would also add that you'd like them to keep playing the CD, and even recommend your favorite selections.
Finally, before I go, just a note that Eric has updated his blog and he's got some really funny stuff in there. He makes me laugh out loud.