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On the Radio, Part Two

In case you missed the original broadcast, KFAI will host the audio of the program for approximately two weeks. Here’s the link: http://kfai.org/waveproject

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On the Radio

Good evening!

As I write this, the flying bicycle scene from E.T. is on in the background. It still hits me the same way it did when I was a kid. For that matter, so does making music, and that’s what I’m here to talk about.

Sunday morning, I’m grateful to KFAI for allowing me to host an hour of live programming on their WAVE Project. If you can, tune in on Sunday to catch this. Details will be below. Even though the site shows a photograph of me and has a couple of sentences about my background, I’m personally most excited about the involvement of the others. I’m hoping that I’ll pick up some insight into other artists’ experience; I’m always open for inspiration, after all!

KFAI – WAVE Project90.3FM in Minneapolis
106.7FM in Saint Paul
Worldwide at KFAI.org
http://kfai.org/wave-project/announcements/insights-into-creativity-september-16-2012

Have a wonderful night and I’ll talk to you soon!

John

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Emotion

I was recently (about an hour ago, in fact) thanked for “vomiting emotion all over (my) songs”. The phrase struck me deeply and instantly.

You see, no matter what I’m doing, where I am, or what is making me laugh uncontrollably, whenever I write a song it is a snippet of me at some point in my life – good or bad. I’ve been through far less trauma than most people; however, I know that what I’ve felt in the past walks beside me every day. That, indubitably, comes out in my songs. I’m happy they’re that transparent.

On September 16th, I’ll be hosting a radio show on KFAI at 10am. Quite honestly, I’m very nervous. Most of that is because I’m very excited to hear about the experiences others will share about their creative process. I’ll be fortunate enough to have several artists on this show to discuss what inspires them and makes them do what they do, from sculpting to poetry to music. I’m nervous but excited and I think exploring that connection will be a lot of fun!

The day before, I’ll be part of the two-year anniversary of a super-cool local business: Smarty Pants in Eden Prairie. I’ll be playing music from about 2:30 to 4 but there will be events going on all day from 10 to 6. This is a great store for children (and their parents) and you should make it a point to stop by there even if it’s not during the time I’m playing or even that day. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go write some songs for kids.

John

Saturday, September 15th
Smarty Pants – Eden Prairie
2:30pm – 4pm (the event takes place from 10am – 6pm and there’s a TON of great stuff going on!)
http://www.smartypantskidsonline.com/category/in-the-news/events/

Sunday, September 16th
KFAI
10am – 11am
http://kfai.org/waveproject and 90.3FM (Minneapolis)/106.7FM (Saint Paul)