So the band at Sacramento Current was jamming in the garage the other day when they suddenly became paralyzed by the sound of thousands . . . er, tens . . . of screaming fans shouting for an encore. Okay, the drier was on spin cycle.
As the fifth episode of the wildly popular local, all things Sacramento web-based show (heretofore to be known as Meet The Current) approached, how do we stay relevant? How do we possibly meet the demands of the throngs of fans. . .er, our wives . . . screaming for more (I’m still talking about the show, of course).
When we picked up the first ax, drum stick and microphone, we did so wanting to present something a little different. Something serious. Something definitely Sacramento. But also something fun. . . A bunch of guys drinking beer in a garage who care about Sacramento, offering an outlet for people who also care about out fair city, and are still able to pay their ISP bill. Nothing more, nothing less. . . A pretty low bar. (Dear Herb Caen: Thank You for the use of the three dots. As annoying as it is, I can’t seem to stop).
On the upcoming episode, we feature a denizen of local politics who is bound to stir a little debate in the studio. The last thing we want to do is create a podcast of a bunch of guys sitting around a microphone at 3rd Bedroom Studios (that was a plug), drinking beer and agreeing with each other week after week. . . zzz zzz zzz.
We will also feature a local brewery. Not only because we appreciate the free beer they will provide, but because we want to celebrate all things Sacramento. As it turns out, our city boasts a proud history in the sudsy brew, so you can expect more of the same in the future.
But we really want to hear from you. . . beyond our wives, of course. What do you find unique about Sacramento? What do you find makes us a great city, beyond arena arguments and closed swimming pools (also a plug for this week’s episode, by the way)?
We have urban wineries. We have a burgeoning music scene. We have great restaurants. We have Summer festivals. We have so much that is Sacramento. With all of the rancor in today’s public discourse, that often gets lost.
So the band here at Sacramento Current asks for your ideas of a local product, event or personality that deserves a moment in the spotlight, as dim as the lighting in our garage may be. We do so because we got together originally for one purpose, and that is to showcase a city we love, warts and all. . . and the occasional free stuff is cool too.
So, let us know. . . It’s your show.