Devoting three of the five Sundays in April to new Chicago music has really 1) afforded me the opportunity to clean the slate (and office) of tunes I’ve been meaning to get on the air and 2) forced me to really get a handle on all the music in my office. Today (Saturday morning), I’m going thru everything and finding discs that I’ve been deciding on since last November! “Deciding on” should be read as “there’s not a lot of anything interesting going on here but maybe this band’s charm will reveal itself if I give it another listen next week…”
Sometimes that is the case but the reality is that if I didn’t want to play your record five months ago and listening to it two, three, four more times hasn’t improved the experience…well, it’s probably you not me. No offense. But let me say that the fact I don’t like your record isn’t a reflection of the quality of your band or even your songs. It’s a reflection of your current inability to combine your talent and songs in to a record worth playing on the radio. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you or your band. It means I don’t like your record. Separate things. So, always try again if you’d like. I listen to all new music with no preconceptions. Hell, I WANT to like your music. I’ve got a radio show to fill.
Speaking of which, here’s some of what you’ll hear on this week. The Damn Choir, Chester Brown, Qwazaar and Batsauce, The Right Now and more TBD. All on a show of New Chicago Music at an early start time of 7pm, this Sunday night on XRT.