Saturday, August 26, 2017

White Walls #25 - Late Summer

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all having a wonderful summer. It's hard to believe it's already coming to an end, but I cannot wait for autumn! I'm so happy to share my new show with you. It contains a lot of new-to-me songs from some of my long-time favorite artists, like the Crane Wives and Chris Pureka. But I also included some comforting (to me) songs from long ago, from Paula Cole and others. I think it's a nice mix of new and old!

As always, please check out SpiritPlantsRadio all weekend long for some great shows, and you can also find all of our playlists and archives there.

Yesterday, I was laid off from the job that I've had for the past seven years. It was a shock but here's to finding new doors while making lemonaide, and definitely to having more time for making and enjoying good radio shows!

I'll be back soon, and take care!
DJ Blue

Saturday, May 6, 2017

White Walls #24: Spring Show

Hi everyone,

Writing to you today on a gray and rainy spring day -- one of my favorite kinds! This time on White Walls, I'm sharing some new finds that I've discovered over the past few months, including Liza Anne and Daughter, and as usual, mixing in some of my old favorites: Deb Talan, Patty Griffin, and Horse Feathers, to name a few. There are even a few songs chosen just for my special someone. I think you'll enjoy it!  

Tune in to SpiritPlants Radio for some great shows -- as always, there are some good ones on the schedule! I hope your day, rainy or not, is a peaceable one and happy May!

Take care,

DJ Blue

Saturday, December 17, 2016

White Walls #23: The Annual Winter Show

Hi everyone,

Happy December! It is snowing here this morning, just in time for my annual winter show! As I did last year, I'm featuring some new and old songs, with just a few seasonal favorites sprinkled in for fun. You'll recognize a lot of the names this time: Sufjan Stevens, Sarah McLachlan, Elephant Revival, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, and there are a few newer finds to boot: Lucero and Nathan Bowles, just to name a few.

Head over to SpiritPlants Radio to check out the last new radio weekend of the year. There are lots of good shows happening!

Hope you enjoy, and have a festive and peaceful rest of the month. Stay warm!

Take care,
DJ Blue

Saturday, September 10, 2016

White Walls #22: The Great Big Summer Show, Part 2!

Hi again everyone,

I told you I'd be back soon! Here I am, with Part 2 of my summer show. I'm featuring a lot of the same people as I did in Part 1, like River Whyless, Junip, and Mnadolin Orange, plus a few others including Basia Bulat and Gregory Alan Isakov. It's a fun show and only possible because of the help of dear friend. Thank you, CC! Couldn't have done it without you!

Don't forget to tune into the other wonderful shows this weekend on SpiritPlantsRadio! It's a fun line-up!!

We've made it to September. It's starting to smell like autumn and I can't wait for all that entails. Hope you're enjoying this in-between time, and I'll see you again soon!

Take care,
DJ Blue

Saturday, August 6, 2016

White Walls #21: The Great Big Summer Show, Part 1

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all having a very relaxing and fun summer so far. It's been a long time, so I'm excited to share my new show with you. I have so many good songs to play this time that I decided to split it into two shows. Part 1 features some fun new bands that I've found, including River Whyless and the Wild Reeds, and of course I can't do a show without old favorites like Chris Pureka and Sarah Jarosz, both of whom have had recent new albums. I'm also happy in this two-part special to play some older favorites that just haven't found their way into the show yet. Stay tuned for part 2!

And as always, I can personally vouch for all the great content this weekend on SpiritPlantsRadio! I hear that this is a Special NewsRadio Weekend, so tune in!

I'll be back soon but enjoy these dog days of summer in the meantime!

Take care,
DJ Blue

Saturday, December 12, 2015

White Walls #20: 3rd Annual Seasonal Episode

Hi everyone,

Happy December! The days are definitely getting shorter, but the beautiful, autumnal weather we've had here in New England have done a good job of helping us all to forget that we're quickly approaching the shortest day of the year.

I'm excited to say that White Walls #20 will be airing this week on SpiritPlants Radio! 20 episodes is quite a milestone, and I'm happy that it coincided with my annual seasonal show. In addition to a few of my favorite seasonal songs, this year, I celebrated #20 by also featuring some of the songs I played over the course of the year! If you're a regular listener, all of these songs will be familiar, but I hope you'll enjoy hearing them again. I tried to include new and old favorites that I played this year, so you'll hear Barnaby Bright and Martha Scanlan alongside Sarah McLachlan and Sufjan Stevens, among many others.

It was a lot of fun bringing you these four episodes this year, and I want to thank DJ Soulard for the great work he does on SpiritPlants Radio, and especially for supporting all of us DJs! Tune in this weekend for many other seasonal shows - it'll be a festive weekend!

As always, I hope you enjoy and I'll see you all in the new year!

Take care, be well,
DJ Blue

Saturday, November 14, 2015

White Walls #19 - The Instrumental Episode

Hello everyone,

Happy November! I hope you are all having a warm, safe, comforting, cozy autumn so far (if it's autumn where you are, that is). The hustle and bustle of the holidays are almost upon us, and I thought it was a good time for a fine, peaceable instrumental show. In this episode, you'll find instrumentals by many favorites you've heard on White Walls before: Alison Krauss & Union Station, Elephant Revival,  Hem, and others. I've also included a couple that just haven't found their way onto my show yet, but I've long enjoyed: Balmorhea and Nick Cave/Warren Ellis.

I hope you all enjoy, and that it might bring some fiddly entertainment on a crisp autumn day. As always, I'd highly recommend checking out all the other fine shows this weekend on SpiritPlants Radio. I'll be back soon for another seasonal episode, so until then, stay warm and crunch away!

Take care,
DJ Blue