Live Now: Blue Water Drift Dive September 22, 2018

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Please join me for the relaunch of Blue Water Drift Dive, which is live on the air starting right now.

Tonight I will be performing a live ambient electronic set, and for the very first time I will be simulcasting both live audio to RadioSpiral.net and live video/audio to YouTube.  This should be a lot of fun, and who knows what could happen – I’ve never done this before!

I’ll be performing at least an hour, and possibly longer if I’m feeling the music.  Further, there will be a live chat room, both in YouTube and at RadioSpiral.net.  You can tune in by clicking either of the links below:

I hope to see you there!

Reminder: Blue Water Drift Dive relaunch – September 22, 2018

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for this Saturday, September 22, at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, when I will be relaunching Blue Water Drift Dive as a live ambient electronic concert series.  During the set, I will be performing at least an hour, and it will be simulcast both to RadioSpiral.net (audio only) and as a live YouTube stream (video and audio).

This will be the first time I’ve ever performed on a video stream, so it is sure to be interesting.  I hope to see you then …

 

Blue Water Drift Dive relaunch – September 22, 2018

Mark your calendars!  On Saturday, September 22, at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I will be relaunching Blue Water Drift Dive as a live concert series.   In this broadcast, I’ll be performing a live ambient set, which will be simulcast both to RadioSpiral.net (audio only) and as a live YouTube stream (video and audio).

This will be the first time I’ve ever performed on a video stream, so it is sure to be interesting.  I hope to see you then!

The return of the live BWDD program

picture1-1-800x445Well, my vacation from Blue Water Drift Dive lasted just a bit longer than I expected.  But, as always, things happen for a reason, and in this case it was good for me to take a long deep look at what I want to do with the live broadcast.  And I’m happy to report that I’ll soon be returning to the airwaves, but with some key – and I hope welcome – changes.

Firstly, instead of broadcasting at the same time every week, the schedule for Blue Water Drift Dive will become more ad-hoc, and will likely be no more than once or twice a month.  I’ll schedule the broadcasts well in advance, so folks can mark their calendars, but I won’t be broadcasting weekly any longer.  This is both so the show doesn’t take over my entire life, and also because …

The show will also change in its format.  Instead of being a playlist of music by my favorite artists with the occasional live performance, it will become a show focused exclusively on live performance.  Almost always I will be the artist performing live, but I certainly hope and plan to host other artists as well.  There might be a little recorded warm-up music before and after the live performance (Creative Commons only), but the focus of the program will be live music.

And … the show will also change in its medium.  Instead of just being a live audio stream on RadioSpiral, the broadcast will also be simulcast to YouTube as live audio/video stream, so that viewers get a better sense of the live music, can see me as I perform it, etc.  This is by far the biggest change to the program.  I’ve never done live video streaming before, so it should be a fun learning exercise.

So that’s the plan.  I don’t have a date scheduled yet for the first broadcast, because I am still setting up and testing my equipment for this purpose.  Also, I don’t know how well my home internet access will cooperate with such a stream.  So I don’t know for sure when this will all kick off, but I’m hoping it will be soon.

As always, check back here at bluewaterdriftdive.com for more details.

BWDD on vacation

Just a quick note to let you know that Blue Water Drift Dive is on vacation at the moment.  I’m taking some time off to focus on making a couple of studio albums that are in process, as well as some personal things.  All good stuff.

Not sure exactly when BWDD will be back or in what form.  I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.  I’m thinking this will be a several week vacation so hopefully you’ll see me back on the air sometime in June.

Cheers!

On the next BWDD: Pure Ambience

Tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be presenting a selection of pure ambience for your listening pleasure.  With tones ranging from soft darkness to exuberant lightness, we’ll be hearing from the likes of Kit Watkins, The Inventors of Aircraft, Michael Sandler, Disturbed Earth, and Tange.  Inspiring, thoughtful beatless music in which to immerse your thoughts and soothe your nerves.

The show starts tonight, Friday April 27, 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 2 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com

On the next BWDD: Old and New Friends

The past few weeks I’ve been focusing on artists that I’ve personally not encountered before.  This week, I’m going for a blend.

I’ll be playing cool pieces from two artists I’ve not played before, Daniel Birch and DASK, and then playing some of my favorites from long-time friends like Arcticology, IXOHOXI, and Not Your Average Hippy.  There will be a little bit of sequency goodness, but overall this is going to be a lush ambient journey, full of vivid colors and lovely sensations.  I hope to see you there!

The show starts tomorrow night, Friday April 20 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 2 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com

On the next BWDD: Discoveries 2

2018-04-13 18_36_53-The Bubble Nebula _ ESA_HubbleOn tonight’s Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be continuing last week’s theme, which is to present music that I’ve personally discovered in the past few weeks.  I’ve been blown away by the quality and quantity of ambient music out there that I’ve never before heard.  Not that these are new releases, mind you; some are many years old.  I’m just way behind.  Better late than never, I suppose.

In any event, tonight’s tracks are really outstanding, featuring music from such folks as Phobium, Kai Engel, Quietest, Chris Zabriskie, Daniel James Dolby, and more.  It will be a fairly eclectic mix, spanning upbeat sequence driven space music all the way to darkness and solace.  Please join me for this journey.

The show starts tonight, Friday April 13 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 3 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com

On the next BWDD: Discoveries

planetOn tonight’s edition of Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be focusing on some music that I’ve personally discovered in the past few weeks.  Many of these releases have been out for quite some time, so this is really a chance for me to catch up, or at least start to.

But what great music I found!  It’s amazing to me that just when I think I’m familiar with most of the major talents in ambient music, I discover a new source and realize I know nothing.  One of the joys of this genre.

The music will start in space, with sequences abounding, then take us through some lush and brilliant light ambience, and close with some really choice guitar-based ambience.  A little bit of something for everyone.

The show starts tonight, Friday April 6 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 3 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com