April 2020

As promised, here is the Spotify playlist created by TSS guest Chazz Burke in honor of Stef Chatman.  Enjoy.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5dtHpLA626viPIauLtZUlF?si=kj5m_1lpQJeznFAxe7aKHA&fbclid=IwAR3sUx-HfmVY3hkBxssqLQIRlTl11EylI8Mgld6xkXIhMmiaigR4PYM9Qb8

Now that all of the pieces are created, the big work of audio editing happens between Wednesday and noon on Thursday... Good pieces need to be extracted from each of the files.

Don Patterson, George T. and I met this morning via FreeConferenceCall to assemble the narrations for the episode.  Yesterday I recorded reflections from Chazz, Stef's longtime friend and frequent TSS caller.  

Don's voice drifted off from his cell a lot, so I have some leveling and reconstruction to do.  The studio would have been nice, but here we are.

This was the roadmap prepared for the show.  It probably should have been Step One :) The 1995-era clips come from Jerry's cassettes.

2:00

Intro (just Mike)

  • - Announcement
  • - Explain format

    • - Don, Geo. T
    • - Excerpts fr 1995 Stef/Don broadcast


  •  
  • 2:03
  • Four-song set of regular material
  • 2:20
  • 3-way Conversation, mostly Don
  • - Mike’s intros of Geo and Don
  • - Don: how TSS started
  • - Intro by Don of a 1995 segment
  • 2:25
  • 1995 Stef/Don segment (break, plus 1 or 2 songs)
  • 2:35
  • 2-3 songs (1-2 normal playlist songs, 1 of Stef’s)
  • 2:40
  • 3-way Conversation, mostly Geo. T
  • - Mike’s reintroduction of Geo and Don
  • - Geo narrative

    • - When he started listening
    • - Reflections
    • - Songs Geo liked (then lead us into them)
  •  
  • 2:45
  • 1 song selection from Geo
  • 2:51
  • Mike: mention theme, then back to music
  • 2:52
  • 2 songs (1 from Geo, 1 from normal playlist)
  • 3:00
  • ● Intro by Mike
  • ● Re-intro to Geo T & Don
  • ● Don: story about TSS special projects, incl. RRHOF broadcast
  • ● Mike: “Geo T., Stef’s backdrop was often how past life timelined with music. You’re a bit younger, so maybe there were other things you gleaned?”
  • ● Geo. T. response, then Geo. T. segues into some more ‘95
  •  
  • 3:08
  • Segments from old show(s), incl. 2 songs
  • 3:20
  • ● Mike: How Mike came onto TSS in ‘06

    • ○ Mention Chazz Burke
  • ● Chazz reflections with Mike
  • 3:25
  • ● “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”
  • ● 2 Stef tracks selected by Chazz
  • 3:40
  • Geo & Mike: introduce the Prince special (2016)
  • 3:42
  • Play 2 segments from Prince special
  • 3:51
  • Don & Mike: give reflections for next 1-2 Stef tracks
  • 3:55
  • 1-2 Stef tracks
  • 4:00
  • Geo. T:
  • ● Top-of-Hour intro
  • ● Intro to Guest DJ piece produced by Stef and Brian
  •  
  • 4:02
  • Segment from Stef as Guest DJ
  • 4:06
  • ● “Shining Star”
  • ● 1 “normal playlist” track
  • 4:15
  • Don: reflections on
  • ● Stef as a musical pillar of Pgh
  • ● Stef’s connections to local artists, like DeeLite
  •  
  • 4:20
  • ● “Groove Is In The Heart” by DeeLite
  • ● A ‘Dayton’ track
  • ● A third track
  • 4:40
  • ● 3-way Conversation
  • ● Lead-in to 20th Anniversary show
  • 4:45
  • Excerpt #1 from 20th Anniversary
  • 4:51
  • Don: station id
  • 4:52
  • Excerpt #2 from 20th Anniversary
  • 4:55
  • Final remarks
  •  

Yesterday, the production work began for Stef’s tribute.  Longtime TSS listener Jerry Pearl provided a boxful of archive cassettes.  Don Patterson sifted through them and selected some gems.  Next came the digitizing for assembly into the episode file.