Travel, a theme and experience that has colored and influenced music for centuries. Since the last episode, I did a bit of road travel and it provided an excellent opportunity for me to detach from my usual routines and think more about the role of music as companion while traveling. With the advent of music services offering your/their music (and much, much more) anywhere you go, music can now be a spontaneous and dynamic partner for the road. Think the tune, detect the influence, and in seconds you can hear the tune and others that might have inspired it. Magic. The age of pre-fabricated playlists layered onto fickle and prone-to-failure cassette “mixed tapes” is now unnecessary and largely a relic. This week’s show will feature a snapshot of tracks that were inspired by a bit of musical reverie experienced on the road. This will likely open up some interesting talking points to share as well. I also have a slew of new and quite interesting music to weave in as well. A full slate!
Lend an open ear and listen live on Tuesday at 9AM, if you can. Also, don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “The Newness of New” from the comfort of your browser (click here). Thanks for listening! (This week's artwork, “travelogue” is by yours truly.)