In the past I’ve sometimes had a hard time filling a three-hour show with music. Adding a turntable helped, but then I started to hit a crunch point where it was hard to split the show between the two, so I went to a 2/1 split, with 2/3rds of the music being new, digital stuff, while the balance of the show was from the Technics. I haven’t had the turntable in since before the new year and, if I’m honest, I feel bad about that.
That being said, I’m getting what seems like an increasing amount of music. Perhaps the “break” of SXSW makes the last few weeks seem overflowing, but I’m almost done listening to 147 tracks for the show tonight. 147. I can’t really play even 40 on the show, and I do play tracks from weeks and even months past, if they’re that good.
I have been making requests to friends with the message that I want to play in the club they work at, or asking them to inquire among their associates about any possibilities of doing a show on another station as well. I almost feel like I need to do a second show in order to let this music be heard.
Is it weird that the weight of this music can be a burden?
Sure is fun though…