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About Free Therapy with Shane

Hi! In the spirit of effective Patreon description pages, I've decided to do a Q&A format.

WHAT'S FREE THERAPY?

Free Therapy with Shane is a weekly live music show on KCHU 770 AM in Valdez, Alaska.

WHY DO YOU NEED MONEY?

It's a volunteer position, so no money is dispersed to me. I love doing the show and wish to expand its content with in-depth essays and podcasts about certain songs, bonus episodes, interviews with up and coming musicians, and more. I travel 160 miles round-trip to do the show every week during the winter season, which is costly for gas and time. Plus, creating all this cool stuff is hard when one must always be working elsewhere, usually in jobs where you move matter from one side of the room to another.

SOUNDS GOOD, BUT ARE YOU AN ACTUAL THERAPIST?

No, not really. It's more a metaphor about the healing power of music than anything.

WELL, IF YOU "METAPHORICALLY" ARE, CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING? I'VE BEEN HAVING SOME ISSUES WITH MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND IT'S BEEN ROUGH.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.


YEAH. WHAT TO DO? SORRY, I DON'T MEAN TO RAMBLE. JUST NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO...


Well, I'm not sure. I guess you listen to each other? Communicate. Look, this isn't really the right time to discuss this stuff. It's kind of...

INAPPROPRIATE?

Yeah, just a little bit. It's a Patreon page so I'm trying to make it all official, you know.

OH, SORRY. I'LL CHANGE MY LINE OF QUESTIONING. WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THIS CREATIVE ENDEAVOR?

That's a great question. Here are a few projects in the works:

*  A series of music essays published on the Free Therapy blog that will be later compiled into a book. These essays will blend history, personal experience, technical knowledge, and philosophical inquiry. Also, they should be funny.

*  A Youtube series exploring various approaches to creative construction by different recording artists. For instance, the "cut-up" approach used by David Bowie as inspired by William Burroughs.

* A podcast where musicians are interviewed and perform songs. This documentation would have value for future researchers and historians.

* Special radio episodes that explore a certain song or album on multiple levels (sociological, artistic, cultural, psychological, etc.) 

*And (probably) more!

SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF WORK.

It is! 

BUT NOT AS MUCH AS MY CURRENT RELATIONSHIP.

Oh, Q&A, things will get better. Here's a song for your troubles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxuZNlv_6Fg

I'D PREFER SOMETHING WITH BETTER PRODUCTION VALUES.


Yeah, but those have copyrights.

FAIR ENOUGH.

Thanks for reading this Q&A!

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At $250 a month, I will start a special podcast where I interview musicians and music journalists about their craft and passions.
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