It’s been four months now since I became the “morning guy” at ann arbor’s 107one. It’s been intense, instructional and incredibly fun. In addition to the 6-10 a.m. weekday show and my Sunday 4-6 p.m. freeform adventure, “Fine Tuning,” I’ve been interviewing musicians, of course, and people connected to all kinds of cool local activities. The free lunchtime concerts at Borders Ann Arbor store are a blast. And it’s not every day you get to have a live saw whet owl in your studio, or visit the new local sanctuary where it will reside. I hope I’ve been a good conduit for music and community info thus far. Please let me know.
You’ll also be interested to hear that 107one has launched “Listener Co-op,” seeking your musical opinions on its current selections and suggestions for future programming. Feel free to share your thoughts with the powers that be.
Some recent activities:
UMS Distinguished Artist Award ceremony for/with Dave Brubeck at Hill Auditorium
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for opening of “Bob Dylan’s American Journey”
Films: “Thank You For Smoking” and “Inside Man”
Television concert in Toronto this Friday
Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint at Hill Auditorium June 13
Tally Hall at Ann Arbor Summer Festival July 6
Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan Int’l Speedway July 30
Hot new releases:
Nomo “Nu Tones” one of the year’s best releases thus far
Zero 7 “The Garden” in stores Wed. June 6
My next goal is stocking this web site with all the CD reviews I’ve been writing for a local newspaper for the last few years. Please stay tuned!