Everyone needs music…
Everyone needs good music to accompany them as they print photos, edit, or decide who to send their newest photos to. I miss my darkroom…that was one of the finest times, working in near blackness, breath held with anticipation then joy as I watch images magically appear in the chemistry, the sound of my favorite tunes enveloping me.
So now that I’m working more with digital, it’s been a challenge to recreate that magical feeling of total immersement in the creative space. Working late at night seems to help for me….all is quiet, lights are low, darkness surrounds, and my speakers resonate with soul. The tactile, sensuous part of feeling the paper, smelling the chemistry, hearing the rush of the water in the wash tray is missing…but the satisfaction of discovering wonderful images I didn’t know I had shot, or (hoped that I had) still hits me deliciously, uplifts my inner being and gives me that addictive rush.
My spirit soars. All is right with the world.
So….here are my latest favorite radio streaming sites that get me “in the zone”….
What are yours?
MVY radio, Martha’s Vineyard and the World
WFUV 90.7 FM, Public Radio from Fordham University in New York City
A friend of mine, Rich McLaughlin, hosts “The Alternate Side” on WFUV. Rich graduated from Fordham, as did I (albeit many years earlier). WFUV has always been a great station. (Unfortunately, the grant for his position is running out, so you may want to listen while you can.)
You could also check out http://www.homegrownradionj.com/. A number of my friends have shows on this internet station.
Hi Vicky, I never responded to this, so sorry…that’s so cool about you knowing Rich, I’ve listened to his show before! Will keep listening, is he still on and when? Will also try the other station you gave me, thanks for feedback….
Unfortunately, I believe Rich’s job ends at the end of this month, so just a few more days.
Sorry to hear that. I hope he finds another place to share his great talent for entertaining and inspiring us.