Time for another peak over the shoulders of giants. Join Balcony Radio for our tribute to works in progress, Embryonic. This week, we hit play on the cassette tapes of two dozen demo songs by your fav singers and songwriters. We’ve got sketches before all the ink and paint went on. Don’t mind the typos.
Songs are great . . . but they are also w-o-r-k. Balcony Radio realizes this and has put together a little show called Embryonic to celebrate early versions and demos of songs by artists you know by heart. In episode 15, we flip through the notebooks of two dozen artists and pick out their best.
It’s time to go back to before the egg. When a great idea is just a spark in the back of someone’s mind. We can’t answer the “which came first” question but we can listen to about 2 dozen sparks to find an answer. For episode 14 of Embryonic, we listen to early musical sculpturing.