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Friday, November 14, 2008

The Doctor Is In! (Root Doctor, that is!)

Today's Autumn Image takes us a wee bit closer to Thanksgiving!
And, I also want to remind you that on Chopsticks and String (my oft-neglected other child) those interested can find part one of a four-part series of writings I'm doing related to grieving and supporting others who may be.

The other night I had a great experience at work (I don't say that often!). We are recording a series of musical concerts for a new series called "BackStage Pass."

Last night's group was Root Doctor, a local blues band whose current recording is number eight on blues charts (along with some heavy hitters like B.B. King, Taj Mahal and others who had new releases at the same time!)

Root Doctor is special to us at WKAR for lots of reasons. For one, they're fabulous.

But the other more personal one is that lead singer Freddie Cunningham used to work for us as a camera op/studio supervisor/lighting specialist.
I remember how much fun it was to go into the studio when Freddie was hanging lights high near the ceiling. He'd be singing as he worked and it was glorious -- if angels sang the blues, it would be Freddie leading the pack!

The program is going to be terrific, with numbers from last night's concert plus backstage interviews.
And I have to say, a good time was had by all -- especially me!
It'll be awhile before this one hits our air, but if you love the blues, visit their website and check it out. And if they're playing in a spot near you (they go everywhere!) don't miss 'em!

8 comments:

JessInFocus said...

How cool! You got some good pictures! Wish I could say the same about work! :)

Nathalie Thompson said...

Lucky you to have a back stage pass to some live blues!

Judy Winter said...

So happy to see Freddie doing so well!!!! What a great show for WKAR to produce, and what a great band!

Judy

Beth said...

Love the pics and I absolutely LOVE the Blues. I will watch for that show. Mom did great with her pacemaker operation!
Hope you have a great week-end!
xoxoxooxoxox

westcobich said...

You have an awesome job in terms of creativity and meeting and being with people - rock on!

BONNIE K said...

It's cool to have known someone when they weren't known by anyone and are now....

paris parfait said...

How much fun! There you are, on the scene, getting to enjoy great music - and knowing the lead singer! I adore the blues, so will check them out.

Rosa said...

I bet it was wonderful! In Atlanta, I watched several programs on public TV about different years in British history. One was after WWII, one was in the 60s and one was in 83 (I think). I miss having good public programming. Nashville is horrible. So whenever I travel, I turn it on to see what I can watch! It was so much fun.

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