One day in 2008 I was hanging out at home listening to Groove Salad on SOMA FM when I heard a familiar sound… the intro to a song I wrote, produced, and recorded in 2000!
The song is Noite Sossegada De Varaeo (available on my Lounge 2000 SoundCloud account), and I recorded it under the name Caspian. It was created for a compilation called Virtual Brazilia on Cosmic Flux Musiq, a label I was signed to for a couple of years. Oli, the owner of the label, wanted me to create a mid-tempo lounge cut with South American vibes, something I had never attempted up until that point.
But the song came out great, Oli loved it, and off it went. I knew that Oli locked down some mechanical deals with indie radio stations, but I hadn’t heard my shit on the radio for a while. (I heard another tune of mine from an Om Records release a few years ago on a different radio station.)
Anyway, it was a cool experience. You don’t get to hear yourself on the radio every day. This was just as cool as walking into a Barnes & Noble and seeing a CD for sale with one of my songs on it. Awesome.
Also, I heard this song the same day I found out that I aced a calculus quiz and locked in a new apartment. So it was a total rock star day.