Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tonight: The Adrian Belew Power Trio on WXPN!

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.

Broadcast Area
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.



Kimberly M. Wetherell said...

I posted this on the "Jan 2 Odds & Sods", but in case you miss it, LOVE the new site! Totally gorgeous!

And your LitPark Saran Wrap comment make me choke. :-D


belewbloggfan said...

Hey Rob!
Congrats on the new-look. But I'm missing the ultra-sleek black backed blog :(
I just wanted to let you all know that I posted a new Adrian Belew Power Trio 'Side Four Live' topic over on the xpnonline forum boards


under the discussion forum 'Y-Rock on XPN'
So all you guys who love Ade, Eric and Julie need to get over there and add your comments, and requests to it pronto!
And while you're there, don't forget to set up your streaming link if you (like me) don't live in the Philly area!
Nice work Robin and Gary! All your hard work has finally come to fruition! Now all of us need to continue the momentum....

Come on all you Tribe-sters out there! Let's make a big effort here to give the Trio of Terror a huge wave of support - god knows some recognition for Adrian's brilliant work is well and truly overdue!

RobinSlick said...

Kim, thank you so much and what a gorgeous avatar you have! Is that new or am I just noticing it for the first time on a white background?

Ha ha - yeah, I will write that story up but I'm thinking for "Charlie's" site I should probably write about my mom.

Wendy! What a lovely, lovely thing to do. I just saw your post over at XPN. Can you do us a huge favor? I think this post should go under "Music Discussion". What Jim McGuinn plays on the radio between 4-7 is called the "Afternoon Mix" and while it probably is part of YRock, most people will comment and see your post on "Music Discussions". Plus, they have a comment on current song thread in there where we all need to post the minute they play Ade's song...or should I say...the minute after they are done playing the song.

Again, you are an angel! Thank you!

CATHY said...

Hi Robin,

Did I ever tell you that I love working in the same office with you? You are the best!!! I'm going to bring you in some of the great crystal belt buckles that I sell. I know that you will flip when you see them!!! I"ve always said we have the same taste in clothes and you compliment me everyday on my buckles. They make every outfit look 100% better, even if you're just wearing jeans & a t-shirt. I love the fact that in your upcoming books, your main character loves belts.

See you tomorrow...Don't be late..


Daryl Darko said...

darn it, but i just figured out that the air time you quote here is eastern and i missed the broadcast. gotta scrape up some pennies and just buy myself a darn copy of that side four! and yes, congrats on your new website. i went "white" too last year. despite loving the look of "black", white is easier on the eyes... and you guys are having a heat wave back there? all the cold and damp came out here for the week.

Maryanne Stahl said...

the new web site looks great.