Night before last, I came home tired from a long week of shuffling from meetings to gigs, gigs to studios, and back to more meetings. Although I thought about “hitting the hay,” this week’s Idelic Hour weighed heavily on my mind.
The truth is I have my issues with the show. The obligation to continue week after week with a fresh and interesting take on “this here hour” certainly can take its toll. It’s not an obligation to the hip and laid back Jon Meyers and the TVD family that keeps me up late Thursday nights. No, in fact my commitment is weirder. Well, I should say deeper.
One thing I’ve learned over the past few years is to dig through the crates as early in the week as possible. Once I have an idea or “muse” for the show, I’m transported to a creative mode that is not only exhilarating, but quenches my thirst to be creative. Most of this expression here is my journey. In weird way, the Idelic Hour—the actual mix, mini column, song (aka, the Idelic Hit of the Week), and album cover—are a postcard from my week.