On digital controls, college, and Tarantino
I know I know – it’s been too long since I put something new up. What with Twitter and Facebook, e-mail, and trying to launch my voiceover business, I get distracted easily. Very easily.
Dena Fox and I want to thank you again for the amazingly positive comments on our brief return to Valley radio. Will there be more? Very possible, but still premature to speculate. I am very grateful and humbled by the comments submitted in the last week or two. If yours didn’t show up, be assured I read it. If you mentioned any of my fellow broadcasters in a really negative way, I either edited the post, or just left it off. I know you understand. We can use this site to rant about radio in general, from time to time, but I don’t want it to turn into a “flame war” over who should or should not be on the air. There are plenty of places on the web for that – most notably www.radio-info.com. I have as much fun reading it as anyone; I just want to keep things more positive here.
So what’s new to report? Thanks again to the honchos at KNIX for letting me handle afternoons the week of August 10-14. I had the thrill and excitement of running my own digital control studio, including the various computer programs. Note to self – you have to make sure the settings are all adjusted for the afternoon show. It’s always a hoot when your program director comes in to tell you that the last time you talked nobody heard it. Love all that wacky digital stuff! I miss making the simple mistakes, like starting a 33 1/3 speed record at 45 – instant chipmunks!
Our daughter Maya starts college in a few days – if you or your family are going through something similar, I empathize.
Bunny and I just saw the best movie so far this year, “Inglourious Basterds”. It’s a very solid R rating, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, so if you don’t like “that kind of movie”, forget it. As for me, the scenes in the farmhouse and the bar, where “nothing” happens for ten minutes, are two of the best scenes ever filmed. Christoph Waltz could be one of the top five movie villains EVER. And Brad Pitt is excellent. See what our good friend “David At The Snackbar” (David Ramsey) has to say – if he ever gets around to posting his review – www.thesnackbar.net.
Have a great week. Keep the comments coming, and we’ll catch up again soon.