S01-Ep05 (1 of 4) getting into Brahm's skin with John Morris RussellSpecial Guest – Maestro John Morris Russell – Has spent ten amazing years as Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; two time recipient of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governors Awards for the arts; nominated for both the Gemini Awards (2004) and the Juno Awards (2008). This internationally praised conductor is now (effective September 1 2011), heading to the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to succeed the late Erich Kunzel. The Maestro and I sit down to discuss among other things, the Cincinnati Pops one of the oldest and respected symphonies in North America, Brahms Symphonies and what it means to be a conductor.
I Love Liner Notes
I love liner notes; I could read them all day long. I probably have read every inch of print of every record, CD, and cassette tape I have ever owned. It almost comes close to a ‘Rain Man’ syndrome with me. Even from childhood, I remember caring
Special Guest – Peter Dale [A MUST LISTEN FOR STORE OWNERS] In the second half of this podcast Peter and I discuss the state of the music industry, the positives and negatives of bringing Classical music into your store (and some tips of what to look for), and some really amazing tips that he has learned over the years on how to improve your store’s sales. PLAY IT NOW! You won’t be disappointed.
As far back as I can remember I have dedicated a room where I have listening sessions with my buddies (or some company that has stopped by). In my new house it’s just off the kitchen in what used to be a dining room. It’s a simple room with a leather chair, couch and my stereo (in fact the one drawn on the GTV [GoingThruVinyl] fliers). This room is generally referred to by people as my “Stereo Room” and according to others there for pretty much one thing; to fill a need I seem to have for extrapolating useless information on unsuspecting guests while obscure records play in the background. If I had to guess, this need comes from my unusual want to control the music I hear in the background (the useless information I give as a bonus). For whatever reason, background music really matters to me and always has. Where ever I go, the major deciding factor of whether I having a good time or a bad time is the music in the background. People who know me have learned to either put up with it or in some rare cases enjoyed the music I gravitate towards. Through the years I have been able to enjoy innumerable sessions with many different types of people and have turned quite a few people onto some really great music.