I’ve become a bit stale recently. Not just because I’m getting old, but because I’ve got no creative outlet. I’ve gone from doing semi-regular weekly shows, to daily and then on to weekly live broadcasts. Life has got in the way, in one way or another. The time has been and gone for Rhubarb Radio. It was an amazing few years and I met some wonderful people and built up skills I never thought I’d need but now it’s time to move on.
After finding out who secured the domains in 2013, I’ve been developing a platform behind the scenes suitable for the vision I had for Rhubarb Radio. A few months ago I found out the person who purchased the domains had sold them to a community radio station in Yorkshire. At the time I was livid, but in hindsight it’s probably for the best. Part of me has been holding on to the hope that we could create something as special as we had with Rhubarb Radio in the Custard Factory. Being 250 miles away from Birmingham made that a lot harder than it ever should have been.
So now is the time for a fresh start. I don’t have a lot of time each week to devote to recording. In fact, when I’m not at work I’m at a home full of life. That isn’t a bad thing, but it means that spending 2 or 3 hours on recording a show isn’t something I can accomplish easily. I’m going to be using my free time to source new music, get a playlist together and then having a crack at recording all in one go on the odd occasion that I do have some time to myself. I’m hoping to do a mix of new, locally sourced music with some of my old favourites.
It’ll be interesting to see where that goes and whether we end up with a mixture of my old shows or a new one entirely. If there’s anyone still reading, thank you for sticking with me.