And what of March, or April? Fact: You can’t make spring show up using mind power alone. (I tried several times.)
But May’s showing considerable promise, not least because Seattle’s Classical King FM has gone listener-supported and commercial-free. What up!
Why Classical? I like it when I’m working. God bless you KEXP, but whenever I hear contemporary lyrics, my mind can’t help but try to crack the code.
“Oh my god. What did that singer just say. Did he say what it sounded like? And now he’s saying it again. Wow. And I guess that’s the chorus. That’s a girl singing.”
Classical King FM, though, has a way of gracefully tending to her job and letting me do mine—our mutual respect is a thing of beauty. Its instrumentals nurture your heart and soul without even rhyming.
And the announcers? Adorable. They speak warmly, eloquently, with informed appreciation for each and every piece. Maxine Frost is so enamored of composers that she draws them in her free time, posting the sketches on her “Crazy for the Composers” blog.
Let’s be honest, the station’s once-frequent ads for laser vein treatments were pretty bad. But those, and the Shuttle Express commercials, and plugs for the Olympic Hot Tub Company, are all in the past.
And you can just change the station during the pledge drives. Or donate. Right. 🙂