First off let me thank you for making your way to my little corner of the world here at WARM1069.com. The fact that you were curious enough to click on my blog could possibly mean a few things.
- You clicked here by mistake while looking around the site to enter one of our fantastic contests
- You never heard of this Sean Michaels guy and clicked out of pure boredom
- You have heard me on the air here at WARM and have been so mesmerized by my incredible radio delivery style that you... ok ok... haha
Regardless of why you're here now, I thought writing a little introduction would level the playing field so to speak, for everyone!
First let me tell you that the overall purpose of this blog will be relating my own experiences, my journey, things I love, things I can't stand; take you on an inside ride from my perspective looking out, 360 degrees of life, family, music, producing and of course my love for radio. So if any of this remotely interests you then by all means feel free to drop in anytime and check in.
January marks 7 years here at WARM 106.9 FM. I love my radio family here at WARM and like any family we all have our ups and downs, our happy times and sad occasions when one of our family is affected by loss or leaves the nest. I could not think of a better place to be and of course love every single one of our listeners.
I do more than what you hear on the radio though... My life’s passion is music. I guess being a host here at WARM is a good fit huh? : ) I also write, produce, have toured and work with many top music professionals regionally and nationally. It has been an incredible journey over the years and the excursion just keeps on going.
One of my main music projects the past few years has been supporting and promoting youth music education here in the Pacific Northwest. It's a biggie for me and you will hear a lot more about all of this as we head into the spring. One of the components of my youth music education advocacy efforts has been the Music Matters specialty license plate campaign.
I'm currently producing a concert scheduled for the Paramount Theatre, Saturday May 12 called Music Matters "LIVE!". We are in a the third year of the this event which raises money for youth music education. The money raised by the event directly supplements school music program budgets across the state and raises awareness of the new Music Matters license plates.
This program started after three years of fund raising and signature collecting through Music Matters "LIVE!" concerts. I and other northwest musicians including Grammy award-winning drummer Alan White (drummer for the band 'Yes' and John Lennon's landmark album Imagine) have testified on numerous occasions in Olympia to get this to happen. May 2011 Governor Gregiore signed the bill and starting this year Music Matters is a reality. Since the beginning of the year, close to 70 school music departments have already signed up to be part of this program.
The concert is a very cool event where notable northwest rock musicians play songs in front of a full orchestra of top professional, collegiate and high school players. I look forward to sharing this special event with you and if you support music for kids here in Washington I urge you to participate. I can tell you right now I am more excited than ever about Music Matters "LIVE!" It still feels like this ominous thing that lies out ahead in the distance waiting for us all to get there. I find myself having to mentally remove myself from the anticipation and continue the work that will bring us all together in the spring.
Well I think that's enough to chew on for awhile. There are some exciting developments on the horizon and I can't wait to share them with you when I can.
Hope you tune in occasionally to see what’s up! Oh and if you want to grab a Music Matters license plate go the Washington State DOL website Look for Music Matters!
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