Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wind-Down Wednesday Summer Mix tape 2013

If you can dream it you can do it! Sure, many people will say that this is one of those sayings that is misleading and only builds up a false sense of hope among people. I am a believer in the dream, do, be mentality and here is why. Years ago we moved to the UAE where I took up a position as a professor, associate professor today, at Zayed University. In the time between 2000 and 2013 I got into radio as a producer/presenter, only to hear CBC like radio in the UAE. I did not have any formal broadcast experience and here I am today a producer/presenter on Dubai Eye. Fast forward to 2013 and a radio program called Wind-Down Wednesday with Paul Kelly of Wind-Down Wednesday is a forum, open mic if you like, to regional indie music talent. We have been playing indie music from the region on the show and several weeks ago wondered if we could pull together a mix tape of our favorite songs from the season. How hard would it be to get 12 artists to give us the rights to create a free download of their music? Really hard. How hard would it be to create a CD cover that looks good and has all the relevant information? Hard. How hard would it be to put the package together and make it sound great? DOes anyone have the time? If you can dream it you can do it! Paul did all the hard work and made the mix tape happen, you can get the download below or give it a listen.
FrontCover_SummerMix2013 Cover

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