Monday, February 7, 2011

Turn It On Again, KXT!

In case you missed my radio play on KXT the other day, here is my experience of it in my car:

I had submitted my CD, "50 Different Ways" for airplay to KXT a few months ago.  Last week, I emailed them to ask if they had my CD, and asked again for them to please consider playing my song, "Flower on the Wall."  Gini Mascorro who hosts "The Morning Show" wrote me back and told me she had played it. (And I missed it!!!)  But she said she'd be playing it again soon.

So of course, I did nothing but listen to her show all morning the following day, hoping to hear one of my songs on the radio for the first time.  Ever.  On the radio.

I LOVE that she played my song between Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side", and Genesis' "Turn it On Again". 

I love KXT for playing such a wide range of music- including indie music, like mine.  I love Gini for choosing to play my song.  And I love that I have friends who texted and emailed me to let me know they were listening, and wishing me the best.

And their wishes worked.  It was the best!

Usually when I'm sharing my music, it's in a live setting.  And sometimes with that excitement, comes a bundle of nervous energy which sometimes doesn't sit well with me.  So I don't always get to relish in the joy of it like I would prefer.  But on this day, when KXT played my song, all I had to do was listen.  All the joy. None of the nerves.  Just tons and tons of happy emotion.

I know this isn't the biggest deal in the world, and to lots of people, maybe no big deal at all. But to me it was huge.  Thrilling.
 
Hopefully, like the Genesis song that played directly after me says, KXT will think of "Flower on the Wall" soon, and "Turn it on, Turn it on again!"

23 comments:

Andy Morris said...

Well we think it's huge! and you deserve it, all good things to you Kerri, blessings and salutations
... Robin & Andy

Villy Customs said...

Way to go Care Bear!!!! The first of many more "on air" simulcasts of Kerri Arista!!
I think Lou Reed and Phil Collins should open for you at Uncle Calvin's next time.

Roberta said...

Woo Hoo...Your On The Radio...Radio...Heard it on The Radio...Radio! Sorry just couldn't stop myself ;) Congrats...this is so cool! Hope you continue to have a wonderful week.
Fondly, Roberta

Rrramone said...

I thought it was pretty thrilling myself!!

Laurie said...

Wow! Congrats! I remember how exciting it was to hear my husband's band played on the radio on a couple local stations here, but the REAL woo-hoooo moment was hearing it at work one morning when I was listening to KHYI.

Hope this is just the beginning of lots of airplay for you!!

Melissa Sarno said...

Kerri! I mistakenly deleted a bunch of blogs from my reader a few weeks ago and I was recently thinking 'why isn't Kerri blogging?' Then I realized, you were blogging, I was the one not reading! And your blog was one of the blogs I deleted. Oh the horror!

This is very exciting news indeed. On the radio? Definitely thrilling. It does sound like a big deal to me.

Kerri said...

Thanks, for sharing in my excitement ya'll!

And Melissa, I've missed your comments lately so I'm so glad to see you again!

Jessie said...

Wow! Kerri that's so exciting! Well done, I hope now that more people have been able to listen to your beautiful voice, it's the start of something great! :) xx

Marie a la Mode said...

Eeeeeeee! Congratulations Kerri! You must have almost peed your pants from the excitement! Your song is really, good, too.

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

Are you kidding!? It is a HUGE deal and you should be so soo proud - you sound amazing! Congrats, girl X

Gwynnie B said...

O.M.G!!!! Not only is this THRILLING but it's also fantastic because you got to experience a dream come true!

Way to go, sisttah. You totally and unequivocally ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big High Five,
Gwynnie

Blenda Studio said...

Congrats! You sound fabulous on the radio! Way to go!

tanglefrost said...

Woohoo!! How awesomely exciting to actually hear one of your songs on the radio! Think its not only thrilling but humungously brilliant too!!! So lovely where it was sited in the playlist aswell.
Congratulations!
Hugs hugs Jo xx

Kate England said...

How very exciting! It's HUGE!!! So happy for you! xo

Jadyn said...

Kerri, this is AMAZING!! A HUGE congrats!! So exciting that you got to experience this and the song is so beautiful, it definitely deserves more airplay!

Lis said...

How thrilling! It's like the story of the Beatles pulling the van over to hear their song on the radio ... a sure sign you are THERE!

Funny, my daughter's teacher received Teacher of the Week award from a local radio station and the dj's came into the school to videotape the presentation of the award. The next morning my girl woke us up at the crack of dawn: "We have to listen to Mrs. Harris on the radio!" That transformed her teacher into a rock star.

How fortunate so many people are getting to hear your music ...
xo Lis

bobbi said...

amazing Kerri. I can't imagine tthe excitement!! Congratulations. I hope this is th first of many airings of your songs.

Gina Lento said...

Hey! How do I get a copy of that song?. And I know the thrill, it's like when my painting got picked for my first juried show! So happy for you!!!!

elizabeth said...

That is such a big deal! Yahoo! So happy for you - and that you were able to just sit and listen!

Rob said...

That is big time happiness! Can't believe I haven't been by your blog in a couple of weeks and missed this news.

Big hugs to you on this momentous event in your music career.

lori jo rebeles said...

Awesome!!! Good for you!!

Heather B. said...

Woot! Sounds really good!

jehara said...

that is so awesome, kerri!!!!!