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Instrumental Invasion, 6/10/20 June 11, 2020

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio.

The June 10, 2020, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP marked the first time original musician liners were included. The first ten shows featured repurposed liners from The Mike Chimeri Show and Homecoming Weekend.

After linking to the April 29 show post on LinkedIn, saxophonist and vocalist Paula Atherton contacted me about recording a liner. I gladly accepted and also received her current single, “Can You Feel It?” Flushed with success, I reached out to my other musician friends to record liners of their own. Within six days, I had liners from each of them. I suggested Chieli Minucci acknowledge our in-joke about how my surname should be pronounced “key-mary” like “key-ellie,” but he took that further than I expected. I’m satisfied with how it came out, especially after I padded the reverb at the end. Another pleasant surprise came from Bill Heller who ended his liner with a piano flourish from his song “Blackbird on a Fence.”

Regarding my last name’s pronunciation, my father Bill said “key-mary” is correct, but our Italian ancestors endured mispronunciations so often that they gave up and went with “shimary.”

I began crafting the playlist on May 1 with annotations on the 11th and during the recording session on the 14th. To accommodate the new liners and music, I replaced the “1984 & earlier” segment in favor of a third “2017-present” segment.

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