Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a nice summer. Mine was a nice mix of home and away, projects and leisurely time. But summer is fading away, and here comes fall, and with it a packed schedule of musical guests!
Thanks for tuning in to the new Hello Cruel World on KZME! After 3 months I’m finally starting to get my “sea legs” at the new KMHD2 studios. I’m looking forward to bringing you more Portland acoustic talent in the coming months. Here is a calendar for April:
As part of the new “Hello Cruel World”, I’ve been setting my little camera up at KMHD2 to try to capture some of the artist performances. I’m uploading these to youtube as I get them finished. If you enjoy any of these, you may want to subscribe to my youtube channel so that you’ll be notified when new ones are uploaded.
Over dinner last week, someone asked me about this website. “Do you ever update it?”
I had to admit that I don’t. Hello Cruel World ended November 13, 2005 with its 200th show.
But I do think about HCW – often. A few months ago, I spotted a local songwriter coming out of the grocery store. She had been a guest on my show once, but I could not recall her name. It bothered me for days (I’ve since remembered – hey Tamara J!), and really hit home how lost and out of touch I’ve felt since I ended things last fall.
I do plan on updating things here a bit more regularly. I have plans for the future, and I want to better document the 200 shows of Hello Cruel World via this website. My first little project is to create some playlist statistics for the show using Google’s new online spreadsheets.
Please come to the “Goodbye To Hello Cruel World” party at the White Eagle (836 N Russell here in Portland) on Sunday, November 13th. Show IS FREE, starts at 8pm, and will feature some of my favorite local singer/songwriters:
I’m really looking forward to these — I hope you’ll join me!
One last announcement: I now have the Randy Kaplan in-studio from August 24th available for download. This is the original uncut version (I cut out quite a bit for the Hello Cruel World broadcast — there wasn’t enough time to air it all).