Sometimes the journey seems all uphill.
Hello all patient listeners of EclecTopia and Classical Music!
In case any of you noticed, I've been absent from the air waves. It was sort of a sabbatical. Not a sabbatical that I would have chosen, but certainly one that was surely necessary. Now I'm itching to get back to what i love to do: interviewing interesting people, creating programming that spans both the classical and contemporary genres, sharing what I truly believe is inspiring music, and most of all, interacting with you.
I refer to you as the "gentle listeners." While some of you have been feisty at times, I do believe that my programming has found an informed and discriminating audience. We may disagree at times, but the debate shows that you care about programming as much as I do. When I choose a piece of music for broadcast, I am showing you my soul. That's how deeply music runs for me. It's not a hobby, not merely a profession, but something that communicates to me on a level that transcends words. I sense that other people feel the same way.
Out for the first time in many weeks at a restaurant, one of the employees said hi to me. Though EclecTopia had been in repeats for weeks, he still cared enough to say hello. After the meal, we talked outside about the show. He asked if this week's show was going to have fresh content. I told him that I needed one more week. He told me that he never missed a show. "I tell them to turn that CD off, EclecTopia is on. Shut up." That comment, my friends, makes all the labor seem superfluous. It's easy in this business to get a big head and that gets in the way of the music, but comments like that humble me and make me want to work hard to energize the listeners.
So.....let's get back to work and explore this wonderful world of music together.