Photo by Lily Chau.
“Hey there! My name is Jack Donahue and I’m a senior at Essex High School in Essex, Vermont. I’m going to be hanging around as a new intern, where I’m going to be helping rep BHW while also trying to spread good Vermont music. Music has always been one of my passions so it’s going to be awesome working with bands and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. I hope to pick up some skills that will help me as I move on in life and also being able to explore new Vermont music. I’m looking forward to be working for such a great non-profit organization and meeting all of the crew!”
Word by Jack Donahue. Photo by Lily Chau.
Ted Sharpe is a recent addition to the DJ roster at The Radiator. When talking to Ted, he gives off a calm, mellow vibe that keeps you intrigued and relaxed. This is the same feeling Ted hopes to give off with the music that he enjoys to play. With influences from all around the world, Ted says that, “The whole thing about DJ-ing is sharing music.” This seems to be Ted’s main goal in his radio show, which is called ‘Mountain Monk Cafe,’ to share music of a variety of genres that all have one purpose to Ted: To make the listener feel relaxed and rejuvenated after listening. He chose the name ‘Mountain Monk Cafe’ for the environment a cafe gives off, just like his music; most of the songs he plays sounds similar to that of a mellow cafe. Ted also hopes to highlight certain nationalities and their music, and praise it. He hopes that this will help “blur the lines between different types of music,” showing that we have a lot more in common than some may think. To sum it all up, Ted’s show is going to be featuring “a little something you like and a little something new,” which all fits under his big mellow personality. “I try to be relaxed about it.” ‘Mountain Monk Cafe’ can be heard on Tuesday nights from 8-10pm.
Words by Jack Donahue. Photo by Lily Chau.
Michael F. McNamara has joined the Radiator broadcast crew with a new segment on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm called ‘504 by 802.’ For being a slightly older guy Michael gives off a lot of positive energy when talking to him. Once the conversation moved into jazz music there was no need for him to talk about his excitement, it could be seen by how he sat a little straighter and talked a little quicker. Michael hopes to indulge his listeners with a variety of New Orleans sounds from brass, rock, to funk. Having been living in Burlington for the past 25 years while also traveling to New Orleans frequently to visit, Michael understands the differences in jazz between New Orleans and Vermont and he hopes to merge this vast culture of music into his radio show. With jazz bands coming through Vermont pretty often Michael wants to reach out to these artist to invite them onto his show. Right now his dream guest would be Trombone Tony of Trombone Shorty and the Orleans Avenue. The reason for stepping into the Radiator program schedule was that he liked the idea of “having a show that I would play whatever I liked” while also being a big believer in community radio and organizations like Big Heavy World, and trying to promote Vermont bands which he hopes to do with New Orleans jazz. “It’s important for people all over the country to realize the musical culture that New Orleans still has.”
Photo by James Lockridge.
Live Stream of Tonight’s Rocket Shop Live at Main Street Landing Concert: Musicians for Musicians Panel at 7pm; Hana Zara; Aram Bedrosian at 8pm!
Enjoy the Rocket Shop Live at Main Street Landing panel and concert here from 7pm to 9:30pm tonight (info below).
Until next time! #metalforever
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