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Archive for December, 2000


Sunday, 24 December 2000

Love for WBE

     First I’d like to wish a belated birthday
(yesterday) to my friends Meredith and Andrea. Happy B-day ya’ll. :-)

     Not a whole lot to report, but I just wanted
to talk a little bit about music. Yeah, I know I do a lot of that in
their appropriate sections, but bear with me for a few moments. I cannot
say this enough: I absolutely love listening to Weekend Becomes
Eclectic
on KCRW. You can read more about it in the Radio
section, but sheesh. Every week, every time I tune in, the show never
fails to capture my complete attention (and more than once too). I’m
actually typing away right now as I’m listening to the show (it’s about
15:58 PST). I might be here at the keyboard, or eating a meal, or folding
laundry; a new song will start playing, and it’ll make me stop whatever
it is I’m doing and just listen. Plus, I can’t tell you how many times
I’ve just chuckled or smiled because of some song that I love ("I
can’t believe she’s playing that!") and then a few minutes later
another song I like will come on — one in a very different style ("No
way"). I have never found this kind of consistent — what can I
call it — parallelism? with any other radio show, not even Morning
Becomes Eclectic
(although I enjoy that too). I can’t thank the
host (Anne Litt) enough. It’s almost like listening to the soundtrack
of my life: being able to appreciate music that I already love, as well
as being able to discover new music that I’d missed. The best thing
of all: there are other people out there who share in the enjoyment
of listening to the show! No, "I’m not the only one." :-)

     Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah,
Kwanzaa and New Year! ‘Tis indeed so amazing how another year has gone
by … I hope everyone is doing well! See you in 2001. :-)