Under one month away! KCFW is just around the corner, which means.....rehearsals are coming up! Rehearsal time is the deadline for having music turned into our KCFW DJ! Each season, I listen to hundreds of tracks it seems, and compile a grouping of music that can be blended together by the DJ. Criteria for ME are 1) tracks that portray the right 'vibe' for the collection, 2) a good tempo to walk and keep pace with, 3) preferably no lyrics. The most difficult requirement is finding music with the same mood that keeps a steady walking pace. I've succeeded with this in the past, but was having trouble finding enough music without lyrics to blend.
When you have a problem, you create/find a way to solve it. During a casual 'jam session' with a few friends one evening (a few of us like to get together and play music), I found out that one of them creates instrumental music. Immediately, I inquired about collaborating on creating a 15+ minute track without breaks/pauses to use for my runway show. We began this research and discussion in late April. I began by creating a playlist of songs I liked and explaining why they weren't perfect...what needed to be different...likes and dislikes. Josh would create short riffs and send them for me to critique. Here we are 4 months later with a beautiful, even paced 20 min track for my show. I owe a HUGE shout out and thank you to Josh Russo for making this AMAZING track specifically for my collection. It turned out perfectly and I cannot wait for you to hear it on show day!
**The music on the blog post is not the music Josh created!
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.
(Not a Bible verse, but a great quote) “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” - C.S. Lewis