The weekend was really fun, lots of faces Iâ€™d seen last fall and so many people talking about music and their admiration for the DJs they were volunteering to support.
Joe, who loves Stevie Zoom and Kevin Cole, passed around a little sheet of paper and started a “best of” series of lists â€“ CDs folks are listening to right now, favorite live bands, favorite movies… Just think of it, these people are uncommonly knowledgeable and passionate about music, so these lists are an amazing resource. And, we had so much fun doing it!
During the drive, I get to hang out in this pledge room with some amazing people. They get up before first light, they take the day â€“ and even the week – off from their jobs to be here to help the station meet its goals. So many of them make their own gifts to the station while theyâ€™re here, too.
The pledge room has been decorated festively by our volunteers and we have a unicorn theme going on: disco ball, starlight, streamers, and a unicorn headpiece that only the men will wear for some reason. One volunteer, Dallas, looked so good in the unicorn headpiece that he felt just fine going outside to move his car in the thing.
When you meet the volunteers, you realize that your suspicions have always been right. You COULD be friends with nearly every other KEXP listener in the universe! I so thankful to these dedicated volunteers and to the donors who call and email to make gifts so that the volunteers can feel good about the work they are doing for the station.