ED: If it wasn't for KCRW, 90% of the music I post here on GGC would be unknown to me. KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic has (pretty much singlehandedly) been my musical education for the last thirteen years.
Upon arrival (which in itself was an adventure - KCRW is located in the basement of Santa Monica City College) I was given the grand tour that included one of the most expansive collections of records (and CDs) in the universe:
the lovely Rachel who is as awesome as she looksThe room was staggering. At one point I forgot to swallow and drooled on myself.
my view from the sound suite
Jason Bentley's reflection in the glass of the studio.
Same went for The Trial, which is my favorite song on new record "Skyline" (and one I posted the video for here).
It was a pretty incredible experience and one I'll treasure always. Thank you Rachel and everyone at KCRW for making my day/week/month. Thank you for putting in the (crazylongdemanding) hours you do in order to bring the best of the best music to Los Angeles and beyond.
If you're not an LA resident you can stream Morning Becomes Eclectic here, watch pre-recorded in-studio sessions here + peruse KCRW's music blog here. And if you're local to the LA area, check out KCRW's (free!) Summer Nights concert series! Long live listener supported public radio!
.... And Yann Tiersen, of course.