Friday, February 16, 2007

I made this.

I'm just three shows in with the new radio program (five if you want to count the past two weeks some incredibly kind someone covered for me). Today's show, however, was the first one I've been proud of. I'm not sure what did it. It could have been any number of things, really - the goopy five rolled tacos I picked up at Beto's on the way in, the Diet Coke/Kit Kat combo I nibbled at slurped at the whole time I was there, the fact I finally got the right cable and learned how to plug in my own headphones there versus the stanky, itchy ones they keep on hand for the other DJs or, well, maybe that I'd slept off a lot of jet lag earlier in the day - but there was some serious universe alignment going on. It came together. I had gobs of good music to play, but I did so in an orderly manner, managing to maintain a strong, continuous program from start to finish. In the past, I've been able to carbon copy their styles and come out the victor, but lost my musical identity in the process. It took some stumbling to find my own voice in this new, unchartered territory, but, by jove, I think I've finally got it! Ended up completely happy from start to finish, didn't stutter all over myself like a blubbering fool and spread the energy across the valley in thick, even strokes. I wish you'd been awake to witness it. The Red Eye flight was rocking. The Rock Pilot weathered the purposefully turbulent storm. When at first you don't succeed, do it again the following week ... and the week after that, even ... until you do. What I'm really trying to say is, well, I think it turned out real nice. At last.

(click on that blue word up there if you want to see what songs managed to make it on ... or here even.)

10 comments:

Wenna said...

Way to go, Mr. Deejay! :) Wish I could hear your programs, too. Ang galing2x naman... :)

Dainon said...

Oh, but you can. I don't know what time my show comes on in the Philippines, but you can check it out at www.krcl.org and find out what the time change is. I'm sure you know how to stream, yes? You can stream it through iTunes. And it goes on at 1 A.M. my time. If you need help, just lemme know. You can try to listen to next week's show, eh?

ewesa said...

congratulations! whenever you post a song list I go through the next day on iTunes and try to listen to the little blips of songs on there and pick out the ones I want to buy. it's like having a music personal shopper (you)!

Wenna said...

Great! Ok, I'll try to listen to your show next week. :) I guess that will be around 4 P.M. here... and Feb 24.

Cindy said...

You put Ghostland Observatory on there! I love them! Do you get the KEXP song of the day for a podcast? I love getting all the songs they post on there.

Dainon said...

Plewe ... there's gotta be a way I can make some cash out of that. Hmm. I'll let you know what I conjure up.

Wenna ... I take song requests, remember that. I hope next week's show as flawless as this one was.

Cindy ... Ghostland Observatory is the kewlest, as is KEXP. Hot dog!

Wenna said...

Noted. :) I was wrong. The show will still air on Feb 23 here, but at 4PM.. By the way, is there a specific music genre for your show?

Dainon said...

Nnnnope. It always changes. And that's the beauty of it. You never quite know what you'll be hearing.

heatherlynn said...

the itunes way is the best way for us early bed-ers. hurray for technoogy! i'm in full agreement with both of you on kexp and it's brilliance. all their podcasts are fab. in the theme of sharing: this one, if you don't know it, is also a place for finding interesting things--not so brilliant as kexp but still some good finds: kcrwmusic.com out of santa monica.

Wenna said...

Yey! I listened to your show. :) Thanks to itunes! Is it possible to do the stream on my phone? I downloaded an application which can listen to international radio stations... I'll try that next time, so I could go mobile. :) Thanks for mentioning my name, Mr. Deejay! :) And thanks for the song by Beck... :) Great show! :)