facebook, twitter, and, yeah, heck, even blogspot, take a good amount of arguably well-deserved bashing for facilitating narcissism and collosal amounts of time-wasting, and i'm not here to debate the soundness of those arguments. but just a moment ago one of those social media "tools for tools", as one might say, alerted me to the scheduling of a radio spot next month for none other than melvern taylor and his fabulous meltones, and i find that its impossible not to conclude that all must be forgiven. i mean, seriously, how else was i going to find out about the programming schedule of WMBR radio 88.1 if not this way? (up until now, i had never even heard of wmbr radio 88.1). it's not like i'd have known enough to go looking for it. yes, it's possible that sooner or later i might (or might not) have tripped over some mention on melvern's web site, but isn't that just more of a commercial for the world wide web of all things worth knowing, plus uncounted billions of what's not?
hats off to joel graham of wmbr (as well as wmbr) for recognizing genius when he hears it, and making this happen. it'll be especially interesting to hear more details of "love songs for losers--the rock opera", which has to be one of the most brilliant expressions of adoration for an artist's music one could ever imagine. (those abba, billy joel and other shows were just warm ups for this!) i cannot wait to listen in!
Labels: fabulous meltones, melvern taylor, rave