02 July 2006


First -- that thing up there -- the brand new Sparks Video. It's pretty awesome, and you should check it out. It's pretty well done, and it's got kitties. So you can't really go wrong with either of that. It might be marginally NSFW as the song's "Dick Around", but otherwise, it should be a-OK.

The OTHER thing:
I've been doing a weekly radio show on Steve.FM, which I think I've mentioned before. Anyway, though -- one thing I was thinking is that perhaps it would be good to have some fill-in guest hosts as well. So, if you're interested, let me know! Here are the particulars:

(the particulars moved inside by Lee- more in the complete post)

  • It'd need to be delivered to me in 2-4 segments of no more than an hour long (I usually do four-roughly-half-hour segments, just because that's what Garage Band does. However, the automation system chokes on stuff longer than an hour, so... yeah.)
  • No real restrictions on content, but use Common Sense -- feel free to play loads of stuff with swears in it (if you haven't noticed, I do....), but it might not be the best time to do a Skrewdriver Marathon.
  • Basically you would wanna produce it all, but it's pretty easy. If you don't know how, or what type of software to use, I'd be happy to help out however I can. Right off the top of my head, Audacity is pretty good, and cross platform. I've also used Cool Edit Pro, although my favorite (though this one costs money) is probably Sonic Foundry Vegas. However, anything will basically do, though I really recommend a multi-tracking software. It makes things way, way easier. Another tip -- even if you just have a crappy computer microphone, an easy way to make it sound real good is to make a pop filter by taking an old wire hanger, bending it to make more of a diamond shape, and putting some old pantyhose over it. Speak into that, about 6 inches or so away from your mic, and it sounds a lot, lot, lot better. For reals.
  • I can provide you with mp3s of the show intro and Bam Thwok if necessary.


Blogger Lee H. said...

Heh heh... this Sparks song sounds vaguely like something the Oompa Loompas would sing. :D The video is great, too.

Cool on the radio show thing- if anybody does this, make sure you mention it here!

12:43 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

heh, in a way, I could see that. I like the album version a bit more -- it more accurately captures the Operatic Structure of it, with the movements and all. It's a really cool song, and it's a really cool record, too. And the video's got kitties!

I shall! So far, I've had a few people say it'd be cool, but no one actually seeming to do it, yet -- though maybe they're just workin' on it! heh...

1:03 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Appropos of nothing, this Sparks video and the guitar playing reminds me of some trivia I learned today: Jimi Hendrix escaped service in the army by telling an army psychologist he fancied another soldier. Gay. The pundits said, "S'cuse me, while I kiss this guy." ??? Odd.

3:07 PM, July 11, 2006  

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