There's nothing I enjoy more than late afternoon beers on a calm and meandering Sunday. It's my weekly religious observance, and the church of my own choice.
As I began composing this post, it was 10:00 a.m. in New Albany, a wee bit early for beers, even for me, but it was 4:00 p.m. in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where it was 67 degrees, Fahrenheit.
In short, perfect weather for Sunday afternoon beers, and beers like these need music. Kudos to my friend Brandon for linking me to Radio Garden some months back.
By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. Radio Garden allows listeners to explore processes of broadcasting and hearing identities across the entire globe. From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from ‘home’ from thousands of miles away – or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.
I'm the first to concede that I've spent considerable portions of my life daydreaming about different times and different places. There always are soundtracks to these reveries, rationed as they must be to avoid a disappearance down the rabbit hole, seeing as I'm prone to that sort of thing.
Radio Garden provides the variable soundtrack in real time, as well as the lovely music of different languages.
Thanks again to Brandon for this cherished introduction.