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Commonwealth Of Notions

Shannon Cleary | 1:00-3:00a.m. Saturday
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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

7/11/14 July 12th, 2014 (WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four Extravaganza)

Good Evening,

We are less than a week away from WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four! Four Nights! Five Venues! Nineteen of Richmond's Finest! It's all going down July 17th-20th and tonight's episode will be previewing every band performing at the festival this year. For all the information you need to know about the festival, please visit http://www.wrir.org.

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/260904234096329/

 

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And as always, Thanks for Supporting Richmond Independent Radio and All Things Local!

I'll see you next weekend!

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7/4/14 July 5th, 2014

Happy Fourth....Fifth of July,

It's a balmy Friday night in the Studios of WRIR. Not only is the temperature running high in the booth, the temperature is running high in preparations for WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four. More information can be found at www.wrir.org and you can hear several of the artists playing on tonight's episode.

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

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6/27/14 June 28th, 2014

Oh man,

Tonight is going to be the real deal. We talk about the festival and we also do spin-kicks Wahlberg style. I mean, Transformers 4 did come out today! But more importantly, check out the poster down below and enjoy.

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As Always, You Are The Best!

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6/20/14 June 21, 2014

Good Evening,

Tonight. WRIR. Commonwealth of Notions. Let's reflect on the years that have passed and think of this year's festival!

(Heavy Midgets are co-headlining with The Snowy Owls at Gallery 5 on July 19th)

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

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6/6/14 June 7th, 2014

Good Evening,

It's been a second but I'm glad to be back. The Commonwealth of Notions is going to get weird and creative. So, be prepared. Shannon Cleary is back.

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

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5/9/14 May 10th, 2014

Good Evening,

Tonight's episode will be quite the trip. Songs from the city of Richmond. Words from those who inspire. And The things that fall in between.

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

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