Thursday, July 2, 2009

Holy Crap! Eclectica is BACK!!! ^_^

Well, if you haven't already guessed, I imagine you've picked up on the fact that I haven't been able to put out a podcast in a while.

To those of you who have been waiting for such, I humbly apologize.

Up until recently I have been in the midst of a rather traumatic move, not knowing where I was going to be for a bit, and in fact living in a wee hotel room, unsure of pretty much.. everything. But good news! Today's a new day, and I am (very gratefully) landed in a wonderful place with a bunch of amazing people around me. ^_^ Therefore, I am extremely happy to be able to announce to you, that


All I can say is; if you like Mid. Eastern &/or bellydance music, -you are going to want to listen to Eclectica's next episode!- :D:D (I'm not gonna spoil it all by spilling the beans here, but srsly- trust me! ^_^)

I'm in the process of getting the CDs I need to snag the songs pertinent for E's next (come-back) episode, and as soon as I do, this thing will be ON!! ^_^ Plus I have a lot of -really, really- great names where our next ep's lineup is concerned- (and who want to hear the show when it's all up and published! *squee!*) So keep your ears peeled (ew- I mean, figuratively, please!), do a little bit of imagining, take a guess or two, and if you or anyone you know likes Middle Eastern or belly-danceable, awesome tunes, come and check on in for the next episode of Eclectica! :D:D

Thanks for listening, as well as for your patience.
Love to All,
DJ Selchie

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Contemplating the Next Eclectica

So what kind of show would all of you listeners out there like to hear from me & Eclectica next? What can I improve? What's been under-covered or over-done? Is there a theme or a style of music you'd like to hear? Is there something you'd like me to focus more or less on? Twahk ta me, twahk ta me! ;D

I've been pondering a few different themes for upcoming shows, n' I'd really love to get some feedback. :) How about a show all about featuring exclusively up-tempo, up-beat, Dance/Techno/Rave/Trance/House and/or EBM music? Or perchance something darker or heavier in style? I know I've got a few friends who really dig harder rock, and I've been looking about n' finding a few pieces that would really fit that Metallica-inspired, Grunge &/or Punk rock theme. ^_^

How about Spring-themed music? Something a little Pagan, w/talk of spring holidays, satyrs & Wiccan, old Celtic, Nature & seasonal inspirations, beliefs and practices? What about a show focused entirely on mythological or Fantasy creatures; like faeries, dragons, merfolk, etc.? (I could probably do a whole show each on the fae in one ep. and merfolk in another... ;D)

So what do you think? So many inspirations, so many potential directions to go! :D:D

Hope to hear from you all soon! (On either this web site, Eclectica's MySpace page, my Twitter feed, or at Eclectica's home page; ^_^

Thanks and Love to all of You,
The Waterling

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hail and Welcome!!!

Welcome all! This is the blogging home of miss DJ Selchie- the Siren of Song, the Lady of the Lyrics, the Naiad of New Music and the Undine of Audio Undulation!

-Okay, well.. maybe not all that, but this is the place where you'll find music spun by the girl who's responsible for "Eclectica - Diversity Audified: The most unique podcast on the web." ;D

Yep, I'm the sole creatrix behind a ton of multi-faceted music madness. This page has stemmed from the realization that my podcast's e-mail address ( was not cuttin' it; so I got a Gmail account to simplify things, & this came w/that. :) Instead of just letting this resource go unused however, I've decided to make something of it, which I hope will help my listeners, as well as spread the word around about Eclectica & faciliate camaraderie between fwllow music-lovers like myself. :)

Below you'll find an assortment of the music I play on, as well as news, updates and other matters concerning my new, wee little podcast. I'm hoping this page will also enable me to better search through & broadcast the music I play on Blip, as well as give listeners of my podcast a place to learn a little bit more about me, if they'd like. :) (Especially if they're eager to know what kinds of music I'd play on the podcast if I had my complete, unlimited & ultimate druthers. :)) So please, sit a spell, look around, & no doubt you'll see all kind of wonderful, cool & crazy things. ^_^ (Such as updates I've made on Twitter concerning Eclectica, all kinds of neat & funky music I spin on (and yes, I do mean -all- kinds), as well as various random bits of music-centric news n' tidbits regarding my 'cast- in addition to worldly, local, or otherwise musical goingson in general. :)

Now, "what's all this stuff about ''" you ask? Well, I play a lot of stuff I'd -like- to play on my podcast there. (But may not due to copyrights, artist reachability for inquiry about such & song permission, etc..) It's pretty hard to reach Madonna and the other heavy hitters for permission to play their stuff on my tiny, single-Selchie, non-profit podcast that's just starting out.. ya know? But never fear! I have asked some of the bigger fishies in the pond for the right to play some of their work, and things have gone really well in that right! Plus, as the 'cast grows larger and gains more listeners, I'm sure it'll be easier to say "hey, I run Eclectica" to those big names n' actually hear them say "oh, really? I know that one!" ;D

So for now (and ever-forward- Heaven willing), I would hereby like to formally invite you to listen to both music resources- as you'll likely find a very different range of music from one media stream to the other. :) On my podcast I'll feature predominantly independant, pod-safe musicians who're seeking to raise awareness about their music through podcasts like mine. Also, you'll hear varous musicians who've kindly consented to let me play their music on my show; even if I didn't find them on great pod-safe places like the Podcast Music Network, Ioda PromoNet or Magnatunes.

Well, enough rambling from me! I hope you like what you hear, and as always, please feel free to contact me at your leisure w/suggestions, ideas, commentary or creative input on what I play at or Eclectica.

Thanks for visiting, and as they said once in "olden times;"

Hail, n' Welcome!!!

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