Sunday, January 31, 2010
Snow Me Down
Above is the view from my apartment as seen when I woke up Saturday morning.
Below is the view at noon, just before I set out on my cross-country trudge to the radio station. Note that the concrete fencing across the street has vanished into the snow by this time and that it has become much darker. The wind was howling, blowing gritty, abrasive snow pellets in a horizontal blast that seemed to find every loose stitch in my cobbled-together layers of clothes.
Getting closer to the station:
Finally, I arrive at the studio!
This is where I would put the playlist, but our website kept crashing during my show and I wasn't able to finish posting it. I was happy to see that I maxed out our webstream a few times though, that means we had the maximum possible number of listeners on-line...it feels good knowing that there is an audience out there. I doubt that many people will like every song that I play on the air, but it seems like there are those who will sit through one song in order to see what the next one brings...I like that idea, anyway. I don't know if it's true, but I like it.
This is what I see today:
I need coffee:
After achieving a state of highly-caffeinated Nirvana, I am ready to rock! My ever-evolving recording technique combines high-technology with brute force in ways that were impossible years ago and it's quite an interesting challenge; while most of the heavy lifting (including the mug design) is being done in England by Cary Grace, some of the more egregious guitar abuses and ear-shattering industrial sounds were generated and/or recorded here in Amuurica by yours truly.
This is what a guitar solo looks like at my house. There are three of me on this take: