I am torn between two passions this week.
Love to support live independent music. Even was asked to weigh in on two of the lineups this year as a judge (more like an awestruck listener and fan, actually) during Indie Week here in Toronto.
Love Love LOVE my radio station because as a part of the community that lives and breathes all things CIUT, I would be lost without it.
The show on Fridays is only a small part of the whole picture. There are the submissions from artists as they try out new material or make that first step as a fledgling band. There are emails to answer, blogs to post, playlists to set and burn to disc and review before air time. There is Facebook (two accounts) and Twitter and Radioflag to check and post on. There is stuff to put in the mail for listeners (paid for by yours truly, no station money goes to this) And of course listening to all the fine programmes that make up the rest of the week.
ANYWAY, between the two there is a lot of love and support flowing to the talented musicians out there and also to the listeners who share the excitement about indie music with me
Please show your support to the Station That Could this Friday during Ruby Slippers. All the deets about how to do this are on the website at www.ciut.fm
And then treat yourself to some live music at any of the venues listed on the Indie Week website.
As I always say, there are no wrong choices when it comes to music in this city.
Thanks so much for listening.