Michael Louis Serafin-Wells

 
 

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BPX on..."On Being"

So, for a bunch of years I've been something of a devotee of NPR's "On Being". I wrote about the show in the liner notes to the band's fifth album. "Electric Hymnal" and I had chance to meet and talk with its host and founder, Krista Tippett, when she was here in NYC giving a talk at St. John The Divine.

 

In the couple of years since, I've traded the occasional email with them and the show's co-founder, editor and publisher, Trent Gilliss. Trent's leaving and so he pointed me toward a colleague, Mariah Helgeson, to keep in touch and talk about our upcoming album "Sometimes in Dreams". Mariah just wrote to say hi and that it was nice to hear from me because she remembered the piece On Being had published a little less than two years ago about us on their blog.

 

What?

 

Yeah, Digital Producer for "On Being", Marie Sambilay, had written a piece about Summer and I and the band's new holiday album BPXmas which had just come out.

 

I listen to show, I read the blog, and incredibly, I never saw this piece, published in December 2015 shortly after the release of BPXmas, until an hour ago. I just wrote to thank them. Belatedly.

 

It features our version of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", gives a nod to former bandmate Jason Sutherland, and is absolutely lovely in talking about Summer and our group. There's also a hyperlink to the album on Bandcamp. A gentle reminder that Christmas is just around the corner and that you can never have too much moody shoegaze dreampop in your record collection.

 

Thank you, "On Being", thank you Krista, Trent, Mariah and Marie. Look mom - and Summer, and Summer's mom - we're on NPR...

 

"Reimagining a Christmas Classic" - Bipolar Explorer. On Being Dec 2015