Positive Vibrations

Kore Ionz outside the studio at Seattle's KEXP 90.3 FM, January 8, 2011. Photo by Morgen Schuler.

A couple Saturdays ago we were invited by our good friend Kid Hops to perform live in-studio on his Positive Vibrations show on KEXP 90.3 FM. Steaming hot coffee was the highlight of the morning as we drove through the sleepy Seattle streets, arriving right on time for the 9 am load-in and soundcheck. With baggy morning eyes we began to set up in the live performance room with the help of super bad Bahamian engineer Julian Martlew.

After a great soundcheck, with twenty minutes on the clock until it was time to go live, the text messages began to buzz in. Excited family and friends from Hawai’i, New York, and even Thailand made sure they let us know they were tuning in online. The photographers and videographers arrived, playing with the light fixtures to set the mood in the room just right. Hops was doing his thang, announcing our arrival in the main studio, Pak’s 20-month-old son sneaking in a quick “Mama!” as the next pre-show cut dropped. It was on.

And it came real quick.

In no time Hops joined us in the live performance room with “ten, nine, eight, seven, …” seconds counting down until all we heard was Teo’s four-bar roll into “Blue.” And with that, we were live, playing in a small isolated room in Seattle to thousands of listeners around the world. Crazy. Just crazy.

If you missed the live broadcast, luckily KEXP 90.3 FM archived the full performance, which you can check out right here. Much love.

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