Yesterday I got two emails related to music in the clambake. In one, the correspondent said that while he wasn’t as hardcore as the guy who said he had never liked a single song I had ever played he thought the music is the weakest part of the show. Around the same time, I got an email from someone who said that after hearing the Michelle Malone songs over the past few episodes and the interview with her, he went to her web store and bought 8 (?!) of her albums. Great googly moogly!
I hate to tell the folks who don’t like it, but the music is here to stay. It is a big part of my life and what I care about, and having a medium where I can intermingle my thoughts with tunes I love is the fun part. If the music disappeared, so would much of my enthusiasm. Adam Curry plays music I don’t care about sometimes, like say every single drum cadence he’s ever had on the show. I either listen or I skip and then I go forward. It’s very easy to do, really. I spoke with someone yesterday who referred to the format of what I do as being akin to a variety show. I had never thought of it like that but I agree and I love that. The ability to intermingle disparate pieces is the power of what is happening here. I can talk about things, play clips of other shows, bits of comedy, bits of music. That, my friends, is not a bug but a feature and it will stay this way.