January 3, 2008

Re-run: Me on the radio

My guest spot on NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye aired on Tuesday, much to my mom and dad’s delight. After I spent approximately seventeen years trying to find a way to stream it online, I was finally able to hear my sleekly-edited interview late in the evening. Over about thirty minutes, Dye and I chatted about a few of my favorite albums of 2007, and my impressions of the current blog world/digital music landscape.

The conversation was a ridiculously fun one to have, and most of the time I forgot that they were even recording. It is a credit to Dye that he can make jittery first-timers feel so relaxed and get to the core of the matter, which was the slew of great music this year. I didn’t get a chance to cover all my picks, and they cut some of the portions (plus I am kicking myself for not even mentioning the lyric + sentiment that I borrowed the oft-confusing name of my blog from!) — but overall this was something I deeply enjoyed doing.

If you missed it, you can take a listen now:
Heather Browne on World Cafe 01-01-2008

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  • Too Cool! You’re Awesome!

    Anonymous — January 3, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

  • Brilliant! Nice work and nice picks.

    Matt — January 3, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  • thanks for posting, I spent way too long searching for this. They certainly don’t make it easy to search their site. thanks again.
    congrats on getting to be heard

    Anonymous — January 4, 2008 @ 6:28 am

    I’ve been trying to find this archived somewhere online for the past 3 days to no avail.

    -tom — January 4, 2008 @ 7:19 am

  • great job heather. happy new year, ads

    Ads — January 4, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

  • Listening to your interview with David Dye now. Totally agree with Josh Ritter. I was in Cork Ireland for work a month ago and had the opportunity to see him in a very intamite setting and eat dinner right next to him and the band.

    Keep on rockin and writin


    JC — January 4, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

  • Really enjoyed listening to the show. Great job.

    Anonymous — January 4, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  • Attagirl, Heather — great job.

    Anonymous — January 4, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

  • Very cool…nice to hear the voice behind the writing…

    Good for you, my friend…
    David M.

    Murgs — January 4, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

  • My Fav Celebrity Blogger

    sounded great, rather a great speaker as well as the usual great writing!

    Anonymous — January 4, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

  • Fantastic job. It was great hearing two people who are both so passionate about music have an intelligent conversation. You might have a future in radio!

    Figgsrock2 — January 4, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

  • You did great,didn’t sound nervous at all.

    -B- — January 5, 2008 @ 7:35 am

  • Aw great job Heather! You are too cool. I agree, you didn’t sound nervous at all…very articulate, rather.

    Shelley — January 5, 2008 @ 11:27 am

  • You have a great radio voice….they should make you a regular! That was great…It is nice to hear an opinion based on a love of music, not a pretentious “I heard it first” attitude. Your blog consistently comes from a place of genuine passion, not the desire to “be cool”…for that your readers are grateful. Thanks & keep up the good work in 2008.

    Ike — January 6, 2008 @ 9:55 am

  • You were sensational, Heather. Great work!

    Bob — January 6, 2008 @ 9:55 am

  • just got a chance to listen. ditto all the above. great job :)

    c — January 6, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  • Wow, Heather, that was so wonderful! Seriously, had you not said anything, I would have had no idea that it was your first time on national radio – you sounded totally at home.

    Now, having heard your voice and intelligence in real time, you have to explain to me why you don’t do a podcast for this site. I think it would be huge.

    Chad — January 7, 2008 @ 11:15 am

  • Yeah…forgive me if this is common knowledge, but where did the name of your blog come from? I’ve always wondered that myself…

    Miss_Zabone — January 9, 2008 @ 3:37 am

  • Thanks for asking Miss Zabone. I thought it was pretty obvious from the header up there – There is a Pearl Jam lyric from the song “Leash” that says “I am fuel, you are friend, we got the means to make amends. I am lost, I’m no guide, but I’m by your side….” The song is on the Vs. album and it is excellent. Check it out. I picked that line because I wanted to be fuel to stoke new musical fires, and I pictured that everyone who came here would be welcomed as a friend.

    heather — January 9, 2008 @ 5:53 am

  • Finally had the opportunity to stream you. Well done, indeed! I am very much impressed and feel that you, Heather Browne have a very bright future ahead of you. You are a marketing dream for someone out there – the whole package my girl…..rock on!

    NYT — January 10, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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