Something great about this show that often goes unheralded is the “other” musicians who accompany our guests, and tonight is a great example of that. Way back in our second year, Bill Majoros brought the beginnings of his “The Record Collector” opus to our studio and fleshed those songs out with the help of femme fantastics Kori Pop and Anna Timmons. That episode discusses Bill’s remarkable past as a force in modern music over the years and gives a glimpse into this creators mind while laying out the sonic tiles that would form the mosaic.
This time around it’s Steve Eggers who comes along and his history and insights play well with his bass to help us see where it’s all arrived on this fine autumn Wednesday in 2016.
Music is not only the background of our lives but is also the score, both shaping and reflecting our world with the lights and filters of our surroundings. Pop music more than other forms has held the sugar fix for our youth, sweetening the bitter and allowing our desires a life outside the ethos. Those sensibilities remain in this candy land over generations and although the format and methodology may change as we advance, the message and sentiment remain. Light, gauzy and heavy with atmosphere, pop music serves a purpose and these two professors certainly know the formula.
Smart discussion, revealing insights, musical history and real opinions exist here interspersed with live studio performances and cuts from a truly great record collector is what we got – and all you need is a comfortable seat and an hour and a bit.Tweet