Tracking and Transmitting in 11 Days - Day 11 (9/5)
Many things happened on this day of CD launch and show. This post will discuss all events pertaining to us getting the word out on the show and CD. I will have some other posts regarding the actual shows.
Today was a whirlwind from the beginning. Ken was coming back from Bellingham on a Bolt Bus and I was picking him up near King Street Station. I actually had a 9:00 meeting at work (Ken wasn't arriving till 10:30 and my office is about five minutes from the station). I received texts and emails from Ken (apparently he had wifi on the bus). He had secured an opportunity to premiere "The One That Matters" on the Three Imaginary Girls Blog. This was an awesome opportunity but i had to provide them a bunch of info so it could go live on their site at 10:15. I did this minutes before my 9:00 meeting and then the Girls did their magic. Thank You!
Meanwhile, Kevin Cole had responded from KEXP and indicated that he'd provide the broadcast premiere of the song. A little before five o'clock that afternoon (on a beautiful summer day), Kevin played an awesome set featuring the Posies, Holly and FM Collective. What amazing company the Collective was in. Thanks Kevin, and thanks for some great shout-outs.
I've actually recorded the premiere thanks to KEXP's streaming archive and posted it to youtube. I promise this is the most boring video i'll produce (and the audio is marginal) but it's still monumental for the FM Collective archivists.
As we went into the shows that evening, amongst all of the excitement, Ken and I realized that getting a song produced and on air in 11 days was an amazing feat. We cherished the moment and knew that we should memorialize it, and hence this series of Blogs. Thanks for indulging us and supporting FM Collective in the process.