"Listen to the quiet voice"

"Listen to the quiet voice"

Two things helped in providing focus and a title for this week's show. The first was a terrific post I ran across, on Tumblr late last week, by author/creative, Austin Kleon (about | work), who shared a post about Brian Eno that single-handedly covered several facets of the greater Eno land/soundscape. This prompted me to expand my exposure to the greater Eno catalog (i.e. Discreet Music and Another Green World).

The second Eno-related event involved the return to one of my favorite creative assistants, the minimal and infinitely powerful, Oblique Strategies (wiki | add'l source) published by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in 1975. This week's show title is an example of one of the "strategies" I encountered from this ever-wise deck of inspiration. If you are curious and want to try and/or use oblique strategies, firsthand, check this site out, as I do, for an oblique strategic dose. Also, and no surprise, like many things, "there is an app for that" too (I use this as well).

Aside from diving into a set of Eno music, the show will cast a light on Oliver Nelson, as well as feature some new tracks from several releases that came through the Alloy mailslot. Lend an open ear and listen live on Tuesday at 9AM, if you can. As always, if you miss the live Alloy show this week you can always catch the all-music, 24/7 “Alloy” station. This week's image is from flickr/Cory Doctorow.