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Many music lovers enjoy discussing the meanings behind songs, especially songs that can be interpreted differently by everyone. It is hard to find a singer/songwriter who can produce a quality song that isn’t the mindless junk that is played across the airwaves today. However, when you find one who writes every song in a way that seems to be a cryptic code into his soul, it is a rare find, and one that many people are latching onto. People are getting tired of these “mindless” songs; our brains and our souls are searching for music that can spark something within us. Something that can start a discussion about what the song is about. When you find that, and throw in the writer’s refusal to divulge the song's true meaning, you have the making of non-stop banter over what you think the song could mean, or what it can mean to you.
Many times writers want you to interpret the songs so that they can fit your life; and other times it is just a way for the writer to release his emotions without having to open his soul to the world. Regardless as to how or why the song was written, finding a place where other people are discussing these songs is a near impossible task. However, thanks to Dreamers Radio on BlogTalkRadio.com (BTR), we have a place to do just that and we have three amazing artists who offer us exactly the types of songs we have been looking for.
Sunday night, Dreamers Radio broadcasted their first episode of Symposium of Sound, a weekly show that is dedicated to discussing songs and “our” interpretations of those songs. The show is hosted by Courtney, Kimmie, and Tara, and offers a live chat that listeners can participate in, and an open phone line that allows callers to chime in on their opinions and interpretations. I personally have listened to many different shows and “stations” on BTR and this was by far the most entertaining show I have attended. Do not misunderstand me; there are numerous show that I do enjoy listening to on BTR, however this is the first show that I was actually disappointed that there was not more time to discuss these songs further.
Dreamers Radio is generally dedicated to the amazing singer/s Sam Bradley, Bobby Long, and Marcus Foster, and this week’s show did showcase one song from each of these artists. However, it was mentioned that in future weeks, other artists will be incorporated into this show.
The beginning of the show was basically just a discussion about each host’s musical backgrounds and preferences. The songs that were discussed this week were Bobby Long’s “Two Years Old,” Marcus Foster’s “Shadows Of The City,” and Sam Bradley’s “Passport.”
To try and explain the different discussions of each song is almost impossible without writing out each person's theories and opinions. However, you can listen to the full show below or go to the Dreamers Radio page and listen to or download the show.
The show broadcasts Sunday nights at 9:30pm central time. Please be sure to tune in next week and join in and the discussion.