Every evening a bit before 1 in the morning my cat Zorro wakes me with very sharp claws in my eye and makes her way to the computer waiting to check into Dennis Holseybrook's Music Motel show at Scrub Radio. She first showed her love of music a couple of years ago while I played the Big I Am on MySpace. Peter McPartland of TBIA the kindest of souls and a huge cat lover took to her, how could he not, me sending photos of her with head stuffed in computer listening to his pages. On a thread on MySpace where I had been writing with Pete but said I had to leave, a wine and cigarette run, telling him that Zorro was still there though, he said don't worry he'll entertain her and when I came home he was writing her 'kitty jokes' and she sat there, I've never seen anything quite like it. When she was diagnosed with cancer this past Spring he wrote a lovely blog about cats, wished her well and assured me she'd survive. She has survived with many ups and downs these past months something I'm convinced is due to the overwhelming amount of concern and love she has been shown by my friends. Every night Dennis plays a TBIA tune dedicated to her, she meows and head bumps the computer. Dennis has now taken to picking up his guitar and singing live to her a song he's written that changes each evening, The Zorro Blues. She just loves it.
So a concept that's becoming a reality has been born. Many of the regular Scrub Radio 'chat people' are participating in a CD that will be called something like "Scrub Radio presents Zorro & Friends". Plans are that sales will go through the roof, or barely touch it, and all monies will go to the station. Over the past few days I've been overwhelmed with the tracks that have been created to make this a reality. I would like to thank Dennis Holseybrook, Robin ap Clericus, Rob Swanson, Jude Cowan and all others who have committed to this, James Crowther, Paul Modlin Mann, Paul Butler, Pete McPartland and many others, all who also have pages here at RRT. This CD will hopefully be a testament to the 'family' that has grown over the past years at Scrub Radio, a community of equals, of concern, of caring for each other and the work that has been created, an idea initiated by a little sick kitty, I think that rawks (o: