Saturday, December 9, 2017

White Walls #27: The Annual Winter Show

Hi everyone,

Happy December! We are enjoying our first snowfall of the year here in New England, so it's the perfect weekend for SpiritPlants Radio's Winter Weekend! On this week's show, I'm playing many of my favorite winter songs (which I play every year), along with a few new ones that I've never played. You'll hear songs by Sufjan Stevens, Sarah McLachlan, Mindy Smith, Brandi Carlile, and others.

Decembers have been a little frustrating and depressing for me the past few years, but this year, I'm hopeful that being in a new job will mean less stress. In that spirit, I'm trying to find new and better ways to appreciate the people and goings-on around me. So I'll take this opportunity to say thank you, SpiritPlants Radio, for giving me the opportunity to share some of my favorite songs with people around the world! Be sure to check out all the seasonal shows on the schedule this week!

Whether you celebrate any holidays this month, or just the season and new year, I hope it's a peaceful and joyful time for you! Long days and pleasant nights!

Take care,
DJ Blue

Saturday, November 25, 2017

White Walls #26 - The Thankee Show

Hi everyone and a belated happy Thanksgiving!

It's hard to believe November is almost over and we're most of the way through autumn. This is my favorite time of the year, and I'm trying to enjoy all the leaves, cool days, and bare branches before winter comes.

In this week's show, I am playing quite a few old favorites, like Lori McKenna and Of Monsters and Men. But I also found some songs by some people I haven't played in a while, like Jenn Rawling and Ruth Moody, and some brand new music to me, from HoneyHoney and Lydia Ramsey.

I am grateful for so much this year, and sharing music with you through SpiritPlants Radio is definitely on that list. Check out all the other great shows playing this week!

I'll be back in just a few weeks to do my annual holiday show - see you then!

Take care,
DJ Blue

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