It's the sixth week of
Easter and, as far as I can glean from the music, readings, homily and
prayers, the theme for this week's service from St. James is that love
of others (or 'agape', as the Greeks called it) is the foundation of
the Church on which everything else is built.
In times of crisis, our immediate community
becomes far more important. It's the only level of our society that can
make sure that folks, who would otherwise be invisible to society at
large, don't fall through the cracks.
This is one of those times so lets all
spread that agape around and leave nobody in our community behind.
The musical theme for the rest of the show is pretty simple... local
music from the '80s and '90s.
When I moved from Northern Ontario to
London to go to Fanshawe College in the late 70s, I was astounded by
the music scene here! I could go to 3 bars and see 3 bands IN ONE
NIGHT! I saw performances everywhere from The Change of Pace folk club
to the Cedar Lounge!
When I joined 94.9 CHRW Radio Western in
the early 80's, I got to play all those local performers on my show as
well. In that way, I feel like I've become a small part OF that scene,
always encouraging folks during my show to get their butts out the door
to support their local artists and musicians.
Most of the music you'll hear tonight are
performers that I've seen live over the years.
I'll end the show with performances from
Fanshawe Colleges 'Music Industry Arts' Program which has long been a
breeding ground for the London Music scene.