The pause in live shows is here, and for that I am simultaneously happy and sad. You see, I love doing the live shows. They are the life blood of the show, in my opinion, and they are what makes doing this show so enjoyable for me. I might joke on the shows that I don't get any texts, but I have a loyal band of friends, fans and DJs who listen each week, and when they get in touch (live or otherwise, of course) it is a thrill. I love the reactions to the shows, the music I play, and the themes that I work into the show. The LAPD show, for instance, or the Micro Label show we the exact reason I wanted to do this show on Pulse.
Now, for good reason, I have had to stop doing the prerecords. It is one of the reasons I started doing these companion blogs, actually, because they were recorded well in advance of their airing - this episode, the first, was recorded back in May (!) and it feels odd to be so disconnected from the show and what I am playing out.
I am happy though to not be at the station at 11pm on Monday nights; I need the sleep. You have no idea how tired I have been ever since starting the show in December (my wife will attest to that) and considering that the show was commissioned the same weekend that we discovered we were pregnant, it's nice to have an early bed on Monday night...
...well, a relative early bed. I did listen to the show, in my bed, but not having to drive home from the station at 12.45am is a good thing.
This week's show was an odd one - at the point of conception I'd still not 100% confirmed my approach, and the tracks were mostly off-cuts, unused tracks from the previous 24 or so shows. This gives it a bit of a disjointed vibe, but it holds together. The centrepiece of the Matthew Dear track works better than I thought at the time.
Please, stay in touch. I spent a lot of time on some of the shows, and there's a few crackers coming up.