Feeling it… In more ways than one!

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Mix tape swap, KEXP Volunteer Party – 7/14/06
Photo courtesy of DJ Shannon

There are two words I hear the staff at KEXP say all the time – THANK YOU. No matter if it is someone’s first time volunteering or they’ve been volunteering for 4 years – we all hear it all the time. And it’s really really nice. As a volunteer coordinator, it was weird not to be involved in a party thanking the volunteers. I want to thank them, too!!! I know exactly how much time each person puts into the station even if we’ve never met. I know who leaves work early, who uses their vacation days at work to be at the pledge drive every day, I know which ones moved to Seattle just to be closer to great music, I know which volunteers use KEXP as their respite away from their otherwise crazy lives – and I know which ones are the kind of music junky that you would only meet at KEXP.

So, here’s my thank you to the staff. THANK YOU for throwing us a kick ass party. THANK YOU for the food and prizes and the beer and the mix-tape swap. THANK YOU for serving me beer after beer after beer. And then another beer. Because that last one really made me happy. So happy that I spent the whole next day in bed in my pajamas not really wanting to move, speak, open my eyes or eat anything. And, my parents were visiting me and spent Saturday sightseeing without me. (I did finally get up at 5 pm to eat something and hang out.) And, lucky for me, we went wine tasting on Sunday and had lunch at Red Hook Brewery. And they asked me if I wanted a beer – well, that was awesome. Just what I needed after drinking half a keg of Red Hook on Friday night. By the way – I wasn’t quite ready for that beer.

So, like I said, THANK YOU!
Melissa Collett, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Partnerships Coordinator

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4 Comments

  1. bmathew
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Hey the party was FANTASTIC, you guys rock! Thanks again for hosting, it was so much fun hanging out with everyone. Special thanks goes out to Josh for pouring me all that tasty beer :).

  2. Lisa
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Melissa, great post! The party was fantastic. It was so great to have all of the volunteers there. (Or most of them – if you weren’t there we missed you! You know who you are. Janice.)

    Thanks to everyone who has ever done anything for KEXP – we wouldn’t be here without you!

    Now let’s talk about those mix tapes … stay tuned!

  3. Adam Christopulos
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    True, True:
    The party was off the gnarometer for sure… and Melissa was definitley served too many beers. I came home Saturday morning too find her with the most peculiar look of bewilderment and nausea… definitley a sign of a good party. Excellent prizes and a great variety of food and beverage, thanks a bunch.

    The mix discs were definitley a good idea. I think it’s a natural extension of KEXP’s goals. Spreading good new music to people. I ended up with a disc by West with some good bands I had yet to hear. I’d be stoked to have more oppurtunities to swap new music with people.

    Thanks again.

  4. Posted July 20, 2006 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Here here on another mix swap in the future!

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