Yesterday, Dear Old Dad and I managed to livestream the first broadcast of Songs for Sunday.
The livestream went pretty well. It wasn’t perfect, but it went better than our first time on stage or engineering/hosting our first FM radio show. Everything starts out shaky in the beginning. As the weeks roll on, the broadcast will improve, change, and all that jazz.
Yes, I’m wearing a tab collar shirt. That is what some ordained ministers wear on the job. Dear Old Dad and I were having a lot of fun, but this ordained minister was also on the job.
You didn’t think you knew everything about me, did you?
Anyway, I am not big on titles or honorifics. Instead of reverend, I’d rather be called your friend.
Songs for Sunday is just the next step in a path I have been following since I was a kid dragging my banjo and IV stand around a hospital back in 1986. As we start up the radio show (more on that later) I will be filling you all in on other projects we are putting together.
You are going to see changes to patrickcostello.org as well our Patreon and YouTube pages. The work will be a little slow. Chronic pain is exhausting, and being cooped up with springtime in the air has me a tad stir crazy. I’m saving up for some kind of wheelchair, so I can get down to the docks without bumming a ride. It’s hard to think creatively with cabin fever.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. While things get frustrating now that it hurts to do anything with my hands, I am fully aware of how lucky I am to be starting another adventure with my dad.
While all of this is going on, I will be starting the electric banjo workshops soon, and start releasing some tracks with the electric and acoustic banjo regularly. It’s astonishing, to me, at least, what you can do with a loop pedal, some effects, and an electric banjo.
I hope you tune in to Songs for Sunday on April 3 at 2:00 PM Eastern. If you have any requests for a hymn or country gospel song, let us know. Last week, we got a request for a bawdy ballad, but I’ll save that for a different show