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Commonwealth Of Notions

Shannon Cleary | 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Thursdays
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The Commonwealth of Notions is a reaction to the idea that good music is dead in the city of Richmond. While being a careful observer and participant in the music scene, I find myself constantly amazed by the creative energies put on display. Whether they are the songs played within the walls of living rooms, basements or bars, they should all be heard.

Along with my initial motives of showcasing the local Richmond scene, the playlists act as a showcase of my love for music. If I spend the following week with a song stuck in my head, why wouldn’t I play it on the air? Perhaps that is what makes the show stand out in many regards. It isn’t limited to just being a show about Richmond local music. The Commonwealth of Notions acts as a showcase of myself and hopefully the songs I play will help establish and create conversations that wouldn’t happen otherwise.

At it’s core, the Commonwealth of Notions is my love letter to the great musical entities that have come and gone in Richmond and a way for me to never lose sight of it’s pulse.

Recent Blog Entries

7/2/15 July 2nd, 2015 (Holiday Spectacular)

Good Afternoon,

Celebrate your holiday weekend early with The Commonwealth of Notions! Today's show will showcase several of the artists that are playing next month at WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. On top of that, I will be throwing in a few variables into the mix. Enjoy and have a fun, safe Fourth of July!

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As always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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6/25/15 June 25th, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Last week, the show expressed a shade of the anxiety that hot weather can produce to anyone's psyche. This week, it will revolve around the comfort and satisfaction found in hibernation. Actually, the show will be covering all manners of local music and just diving in every which direction feels right for a day littered with the idea of potential thunderstorms. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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6/18/15 June 18th, 2015 (Esoteric and Chaos)

Good Afternoon,

It's comically hot outside and it's been all week. I feel like I can barely think straight. As a result, today's episode is entirely free-form. We will be talking a little WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five stuff. But mostly, I'll be drinking a lot of water, complaining about the weather and playing whatever brings the chill vibes. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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6/11/15 June 11th, 2015 (WRIR/Commonwealth 5)

Good Afternoon,

On today's episode, I will be showcasing several of the artists playing WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. On top of that, I will be playing a few old favorites of mine for the sheer fun of it. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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6/4/15 June 4th, 2015 (Lazy Thursday)

Good Afternoon,

After two weeks spent announcing the line-up for WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five and hosting Activate, today's episode is going to be a relaxing episode. There will be local. There will be birthday wishes. There will be cautions thrown towards wind. Enjoy!

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As Always, Thanks for Listening and Supporting All Things Local!

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5/28/15 May 28th, 2015 (WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five; Announcement Show Pt. 2)

Greetings,

A lot of excitement was generated last week for this August's WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. We have a lot more to cover this week as we wrap up the line-ups for this year's festival. Tune in for all the announcements and recapping last week's announcements as well.

August 15th, 2015 - Gallery 5
Goldrush
Anousheh
Positive No
Lady God
Various Eggs
Way, Shape or Form
Manzara

August 21st, 2015 - Strange Matter
Wow Owls!
Big No
Everyone Dies In The End
Ultra Flake
The Mad Extras
Samantha Pearl and Dave Watkins

August 22nd, 2015 - Sound of Music
Toxic Moxie
Gull
Lobo Marino
Among The Rocks and Roots

August 23rd, 2015 - The Broadberry
Canary Oh Canary
Warren Hixson
Navi (RIP?)
White Laces
Microwaves

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