Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Does that sort of thing happen a lot? It does, sure. Since every episode of Self Help Radio is based on a theme, I can't just play something I want to play just because I want to play it. The arbitrary rules I've set for the show don't allow me to just play random stuff. Every show needs a theme. Every damn one.
Of course, there are other theme-based shows, & of course they give themselves freeform times. One of my favorite radio shows in town, Night Skool, will often take a break between themes. & a show on KOOP, Excavation Nation, was started as a chance to explore a different artist per show, but its host would often just play his collection of 45s, or just random music, when the spirit hit. Like most instances, it's all me. I am the one who said to myself, no, I will never "take a day off" from themes. & it's been like sixteen years almost. If I started to do it now, it would just be weird.
So, yeah, sometimes if I like a record, & especially if I like a song, I'll make a radio show from that tiny musical seed. I found lots of great tunes about towers so I think you'll like tonight's episode.
It's on from 9-11pm eastern, 8-10pm central on 93.9 fm WLXU in Lexington & everywhere at LCR Online.
Yes, you can hear it even if you're nowhere near a radio tower. No, I will not come down from my ivory tower tonight.