IDHAS is now ready to Bop 'Til We Drop for the rest of 2020 and we've put our poptastic clothes on and look very 1974 as ever. So now be the time to tell you about some of the stuff that is planned. Don't Hear A Single doesn't get excited about Christmas songs, unless there is a particular twist or spin on them and that usually means at the very least, new songs. Another cover of something that is on Now That's What I Call Christmas is really just a Turkey Sandwich on the 28th December. We are more than happy to leave that stuff to people who are generally glad to cover it.
So our main focus around with Christmas will be via The IDHAS Audio Extravaganza. That means Live Sessions. After the massive success of those earlier in the year, we are planning some new ones to end the year.
We've made space for up to seven days of Live Sessions. Each day will feature two sessions, back to back, each lasting around 30 minutes. It will be however many days we can fill, so it could be anything from 4 - 7 days depending on interest and time. We are starting to contact likely candidates from the weekend and the compiling begins next week. We aim to finish the recording of shows by 19 December to allow us schedule the shows from 27 December.
We are especially interested in artists who have had their albums covered on I Don't Hear A Single this year, but there will also be some big surprises. Feel free to contact us if you are interested and we will be contacting some of you directly.
There will also be the usual end of year Audio Extravaganzas celebrating our favourites that we've played through 2020. This will be a 2 part feature. The second part will be broadcast on Boxing Day. On the week leading up to Christmas, there will be a special Sessions show featuring our favourite performances from the May performances. That will also include a special short set that we haven't broadcast before and believe you me, it is special.
Finally audio wise, there are another couple of surprises as pilots for things we may do next year. Both are very different and are a mixture of fun and music.
There are are plenty of reviews to come before the year end and then the sit down to compile IDHAS's Top 100 Albums of 2020 can begin. That will be published as always in early to mid January. Finally, there are some other exciting things to tell you about before the year is out.
Look out for the official (see how self important we are) announcement of the Sessions thingymajig later this week. Oh and for those of you who enjoyed our Radio Dependence Network Top 21 spoof, another is planned for this year.
Phew I'm glad all this is out in the open. Now I can go back to talking about lockdowns and Trump and taking photos of Bailey.