Almost since day one, actually, since this post, I have ended each post with "what's playing." I have music on pretty much all day so I end blog posts with the song that is playing as I finish writing a post. I guess readers like this parts because on one post a while back, I plumb forgot to let folks know what was playing and I heard about it via a comment or an e-mail. I think the comment was something like "yeah, but what was playing?" I read that and couldn't figure out what he was talking about until something went "click" and I realized readers actually like seeing what's playing as much as what's in the stand.
I love listening to music. All kinds. Live music is even better. And this week in West Marin, there will be some great live music. KWMR, the radio station where I am permitted to be live on the air 3 times per month, is in the middle of a pledge drive to raise dough. Since the station is not a commercial station, but a community radio station, we need to ask for monetary support a couple of times per year. The cool thing about being our own radio station is that we do not have to follow any set lists and can play whatever we want, provided the songs are "FCC clean." But that's another story.
To help promote this fall's pledge drive, KWMR is producing a benefit concert on Saturday September 29 at the Bolinas Community Center featuring John Doe, from X and The Knitters, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Allison Harris and The Barn Owls. This is sure to be a fantastic show and anyone within range who makes it to the show will be treated to a great evening of music. Tickets are only $30. Ticket info is available here.
If you are well outside the bay area, you can tune in to KWMR tonight between 6:30 - 8:30 for my friend and Bakersifield & Beyond co-host Amanda's show "Release Me" and listen to John Doe, Ramblin' Jack, and Allison Harris live in the studio. Listening info is available on the KWMR web page.
(What's playing: X True Love)