BWDD – December 27, 2020

Finally. Tonight is the very last Blue Water Drift Dive from this “interesting” year of 2020 and I could not be happier. To celebrate, we will take a look back at my favorite releases from this year.

In the first hour, we will hear lovely selections from Forrest Fang, Quantum Eraser Trio, C. Paradisi, Grum-pe, and Robert Rich, covering a very broad swath of ambient territory. And in the second hour we will hear from Eyes Cast Down and Bill Baxter. There will also be a brief live set by me to open things up.

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 – December 13, 2020

Tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive, we will enjoy two outstanding but very different ambient albums.

In the first hour, we will hear epic ambient space music from Thom Brennan’s brand new album Homeland. In the second hour, we will hark back to one of my all time favorites of minimal acoustic ambient music, The Last Season by Petal.

There will also be a live set by me, on an untested rig. Wish me luck!

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!

11p/10p/9p/8p BWDD live ambient pirate raid!

There is no Star’s End tonight, alas, so I thought it might be fun instead to play some lovely ambient space music on a pirate raid this evening. So …

Tonight on RadioSpiral at 11p US Eastern Time / 8p US Pacific Time, I’ll be doing a live pirate raid, presenting music from such folks as Chuck van Zyl, Ombient, and Alpha Wave Movement, plus anything else I feel like adding on the fly. Arrrr.

Hope to see you then! Also, please drop by the chat and say hello …

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 – November 15, 2020

Please join me tonight for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive, on RadioSpiral.net.

After last week’s focus on the music of Nick Williams, perhaps better known as Susperia-Electrica, I realized I had much more of his music to catch up on. And, quite frankly, last week’s collection was such outstanding space music that I feel tonight would be a perfect night to finish up my tour through Nick’s recent music. So tonight’s program will again be dedicated to the music of Susperia-Electrica.

Why is tonight such a perfect night? Well, if you haven’t read the news, SpaceX and NASA have finally launched astronauts to the ISS using all SpaceX equipment. I don’t know about you, but I am geeking out in a big way. So, yeah. Let’s listen to some great space music!

Of course there will be a live set to open the program. I hope you’ll join us!

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 …