I AM FUEL, YOU ARE FRIENDS

...we've got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side. (Pearl Jam, Leash)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Re-run: Me on the radio

My guest spot on NPR's World Cafe with David Dye aired on Tuesday, much to my mom and dad's delight. After I spent approximately seventeen years trying to find a way to stream it online, I was finally able to hear my sleekly-edited interview late in the evening. Over about thirty minutes, Dye and I chatted about a few of my favorite albums of 2007, and my impressions of the current blog world/digital music landscape.

The conversation was a ridiculously fun one to have, and most of the time I forgot that they were even recording. It is a credit to Dye that he can make jittery first-timers feel so relaxed and get to the core of the matter, which was the slew of great music this year. I didn't get a chance to cover all my picks, and they cut some of the portions (plus I am kicking myself for not even mentioning the lyric + sentiment that I borrowed the oft-confusing name of my blog from!) -- but overall this was something I deeply enjoyed doing.

If you missed it, you can take a listen now:
Heather Browne on World Cafe 01-01-2008

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20 Comments:

At January 03, 2008 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too Cool! You're Awesome!

 
At January 03, 2008 10:42 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Brilliant! Nice work and nice picks.

 
At January 04, 2008 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting, I spent way too long searching for this. They certainly don't make it easy to search their site. thanks again.
congrats on getting to be heard

 
At January 04, 2008 7:19 AM, Blogger -tom said...

THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU !
I've been trying to find this archived somewhere online for the past 3 days to no avail.

 
At January 04, 2008 12:07 PM, Blogger Ads said...

great job heather. happy new year, ads

 
At January 04, 2008 12:34 PM, Anonymous JC said...

Listening to your interview with David Dye now. Totally agree with Josh Ritter. I was in Cork Ireland for work a month ago and had the opportunity to see him in a very intamite setting and eat dinner right next to him and the band.

Keep on rockin and writin

John
jcollius@comcast.net

 
At January 04, 2008 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed listening to the show. Great job.

 
At January 04, 2008 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attagirl, Heather -- great job.

 
At January 04, 2008 1:53 PM, Blogger Murgs said...

Very cool...nice to hear the voice behind the writing...

Good for you, my friend...
David M.

 
At January 04, 2008 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Fav Celebrity Blogger

sounded great, rather a great speaker as well as the usual great writing!

 
At January 04, 2008 4:39 PM, Blogger Figgsrock2 said...

Fantastic job. It was great hearing two people who are both so passionate about music have an intelligent conversation. You might have a future in radio!

 
At January 05, 2008 7:35 AM, Blogger -B- said...

You did great,didn't sound nervous at all.

 
At January 05, 2008 11:27 AM, Anonymous Shelley said...

Aw great job Heather! You are too cool. I agree, you didn't sound nervous at all...very articulate, rather.

 
At January 06, 2008 9:55 AM, Blogger Ike said...

You have a great radio voice....they should make you a regular! That was great...It is nice to hear an opinion based on a love of music, not a pretentious "I heard it first" attitude. Your blog consistently comes from a place of genuine passion, not the desire to "be cool"...for that your readers are grateful. Thanks & keep up the good work in 2008.

 
At January 06, 2008 9:55 AM, Anonymous Bob said...

You were sensational, Heather. Great work!

 
At January 06, 2008 12:29 PM, Blogger c said...

just got a chance to listen. ditto all the above. great job :)

 
At January 07, 2008 11:15 AM, Blogger Chad said...

Wow, Heather, that was so wonderful! Seriously, had you not said anything, I would have had no idea that it was your first time on national radio - you sounded totally at home.

Now, having heard your voice and intelligence in real time, you have to explain to me why you don't do a podcast for this site. I think it would be huge.

 
At January 09, 2008 3:37 AM, Anonymous Miss_Zabone said...

Yeah...forgive me if this is common knowledge, but where did the name of your blog come from? I've always wondered that myself...

 
At January 09, 2008 5:53 AM, Blogger heather said...

Thanks for asking Miss Zabone. I thought it was pretty obvious from the header up there - There is a Pearl Jam lyric from the song "Leash" that says "I am fuel, you are friend, we got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side...." The song is on the Vs. album and it is excellent. Check it out. I picked that line because I wanted to be fuel to stoke new musical fires, and I pictured that everyone who came here would be welcomed as a friend.

 
At January 10, 2008 6:02 PM, Anonymous NYT said...

Finally had the opportunity to stream you. Well done, indeed! I am very much impressed and feel that you, Heather Browne have a very bright future ahead of you. You are a marketing dream for someone out there - the whole package my girl.....rock on!

 

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