Making Introductions: Dear Apollo

I had a lot of fun with this one.

Dear Apollo is an Ithaca, NY-based band led by good friends Anthony Dicembre and Ben Robinson. As part of my radio segment The Arts Beat, I had the recent opportunity to interview both Dicembre and Robinson in studio and talk more about their self-titled EP (which you can hear above; a full version will come out here eventually). We talk about a lot of great material including how the pair made their album entirely over Dropbox, which is one of the coolest musical creation stories I’ve heard in a while.

I’ll say this much, when it comes to interviews I’ve had with musicians in local music both here and around the Northeast I have had a lot of wonderful experiences. Not only from the standpoint of having met/worked with a lot of genuinely friendly people, but also because there are just such great stories to tell.

And Robinson and Dicembre have a good one. Go give it a listen, and if you want to know more check out the band at http://www.dearapollo.com.

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A note on a side project…

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So as I made brief mention of in a prior post, I haven’t had the time I might like to pursue writing about music and the musicians who tell it lately because of my immersion into radio. Its made for a busy life and not a lot of time to talk about this kind of stuff.

With one exception.

I have launched an arts and culture segment for my radio station called The Arts Beat where I get to talk about subjects like music, theatre, art and so much more I’m still planning to do. The stuff doesn’t always revolve around music (though it still gets the lion’s share of the time), but it shows some more of my versatility and I’m happy to have that out there.

So check these out, enjoy them (they’re only about a minute long each), and keep checking for a new one each week. There’s even a guest appearance from X Ambassadors keyboard player Casey Harris.

Still not sure how I made that one happen.

Check it out here

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