Things have been pretty quiet at IAM this past year since the conclusion of my service to the Organ Century year of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, whose employ I left in July 2015 after my exciting and deeply satisfying two year opportunity to serve with its excellent staff and congregation, and to contribute to a milestone in the life of both instrument and institution.
The big news for Easter 2016 is that I am finally getting back into both blogging and podcasting about music. And to mark almost exactly its 10-year anniversary I have published the entire 19-episode archive of “Genre Implosion”, the radio show on CFMU FM 94.4 that formed a part of my 2004-2006 M.A. degree in Music Criticism. You can access the entire series now on the “Listen IAM” link of ideasaboutmusic.ca, but beginning in April 2016 I will publish a new weekly Wednesday blog post devoted to each episode – this exercise will continue from Wednesday April 6th until mid-August. I will be removing the GI archive at the end of August 2016 – some copyright material was really only covered by the CFMU station license for our weekly broadcast, and was not designed to be a podcast.
Enjoy Genre Implosion for now – I am still proud of much of it, although it’s always hard to look more than a few years back at one’s creative work without thinking of high school yearbooks and other artifacts of the past!
I still say, as I did at the start of every episode – they’re your ears – BELIEVE them!