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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

7/23/15 July 23rd, 2015

Greetings,

Today should be a great show. We have The Mad Extras performing live and promoting their appearance at WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. On top of that, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Matthew E White at The Southern on July 29th, 2015 in Charlottesville. It's going to be a fun two hours.

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

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7/16/15 July 16th, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Today's episode of The Commonwealth of Notions will be covering artists that are playing the festival in August as well as showcasing a few locals that dropped a bit of new music for our ears this week. Be sure to RSVP for the festival at http://www.facebook.com/events/703808216397725/

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

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7/9/15 July 9th, 2015 (Lobo Marino Live!)

Good Afternoon,

I hope you're all staying cool out there! On today's episode of The Commonwealth of Notions, I am joined by live guest Mountain Holler. He will be appearing with Lobo Marino (performers at this August's WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five) and Dave Watkins on Friday over at Hardywood! 

http://mountainholler.bandcamp.com/

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

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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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