BWDD – November 22, 2020

It’s variety night on Blue Water Drift Dive! Actually, it’s not, but it might seem that way. Stylistically, we will be covering quite a bit of ground tonight, but there is some method to the moshpit. For me, tonight is about telling a story.

It’s about an upcoming holiday, a special day of the year with a complex background, simultaneously revered as a symbol of peace and gratitude while also viewed by some as the celebration of a genocide. Both are true, in my view, and that is the story I hope to tell tonight. It begins in darkness and violence and despair, navigating a path through a silent wasteland, then finding new life and new growth, ultimately bringing us to a very quiet personal place, away from all the trouble of the past. For me, this is the true meaning of the holiday: giving thanks individually. Nothing more, simple personal gratitude, in this place and in this moment.

Will tonight’s music successfully tell that story? I hope so. And I hope you’ll join us for the program. We’ll be playing music by a panoply of artists, including Thom Brennan, Numina, Robert Carty, Shane Morris, Bill Baxter, Cluster Balm, Meho, c.paradisi, Bing Satellites, North Hive, Robert Rich, and Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf. To name just a few. Hope you tune in!

There will also be an unusual live set tonight, where I focus on live generative music. To me, this is an interesting concept I’ve been playing with lately, to answer the question: what kind of live music can I make with only a mixer and a couple of knobs to play with? Will the experiment work? Find out tonight!

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat.

If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – September 27, 2020

Please join me this evening for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net. And tonight is “desert ambient” night! Yes, that lovely genre combining southwest motifs, ancient instruments, thunderous hand percussion, and the deepest, most meditative ambience on the planet. We’ll be on a journey through the darkest canyons and broadest desert plains, under a panoply of stars that must be seen to be believed.

To that end, I’ll be playing music by many of my favorite artists, including Steve Roach, Robert Carty, Shane Morris, Numina, Alpha Wave Movement, Ajnia, and Tange. Plus there will be a live set by yours truly.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat. If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – September 6, 2020

Please join me this evening for a special Labor Day edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net.

Tonight we will focus on the music of one of my very favorite artists and human beings, none other than Shane Morris! To celebrate the work of this fantastic musician, during the first hour we’ll be playing a selection of tracks from his albums Equinox, Complex Silence 20, The Hundredth Mantra, and ONE. Then we will close the show out with live ambient long player Ritual Observances from his 2010 live performance with Dan Miñoza The Ritual Space, a performance I was privileged to see in person. Magnificent work by two masterful artists.

I’ll also be opening the show with some extended live jamming.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat. If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

Playlist – October 20, 2017

It was a fun show this evening!  It’s always a pleasure to hang out in the chat room and chit chat while listening to some great ambient music, from folks like Steve Roach, Forrest Fang, Shane Morris, and Thom Brennan.  If you ‘re listening but not chatting, you’re definitely missing out on half of the fun.

Here’s the playlist from tonight’s program:

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Steve Roach – Destination Horizon – Life Sequence – Projekt (2003) 

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Shane Morris and Q – Drifting to the Great Unknown – The Ascent – Self-Released (2016)

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ELYA – Pastoruri – Glaciers – La Bel (2016)

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The Ambient Visitor – The Journey Continues Part One – The Journey Continues – Self-Released (2017)

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Forrest Fang – The Hallucinations of Hung Tung – Phantoms – Projekt (2009)

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Lingua Lustra – Wave 4 – Waves (Rolling from the Edges of Time) – Earth Mantra (2016)

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Thom Brennan – Beneath Clouds Part 4 – Beneath Clouds – Arya (1996)