August 4 my radio show on Deep Ellum Radio is launching! I am so ... everything!! nervous, excited, hungry, etc.
The title says it all, right? Lol. Kim Keebler laughed when she heard what I wanted to call the show, but it's true. In a musical context, I really do hate small talk (yes, hate). Sometimes, I don't want to hear ANY words and if I DO want to hear them, it must be on a microscopic scale. I've never been much for words, personally, but it's nice to just hear instruments, ya know? It's nice to leave the verbal assessment up to the listener. That is the basis of this show. Now, within this show, I'll have 2 segments (this is where it becomes even MORE fun):
As the description may or may not address, this segment highlights elements of electronics in music. These elements may occur throughout, they may not. I find this particularly interesting because no actual notes are involved in some electronic music, so the listener is either going to assign notes to those non-notes OR they'll let it permeate their being as-is. Either way, you can't go wrong.
Being classically trained, I'm definitely going to be pulling out all of the proverbial stops for this one. Though my first memories of music as a 2 and 3 year-old (oddly, I remember instances from these early ages. some even earlier. don't ask why/how haha) are R&B (Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson), world percussion and gospel (I don't have time to list the top-of-my-head list haha), classical music is how my ear grew up. Classical music is where my ear grew up. In college jazz gave me a heart attack (not a real one, but you know). At first I didn't understand it, then I later realized that it's literally a mirror of classical music in almost every aspect (theory, expression, intent, language, etc). In fact, a lot of jazz musicians were heavily influenced by classical composers like Beethoven, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel, Bach, Mozart, the list truly never ends.
That's literally the most I'll ever say about this show (for now lol). That was actually the antithesis of small talk....but it gets to the point! Right? lol. That's really what I mean by I Hate Small Talk. I'd rather just get down to the nitty-gritty.