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Video killed the radio star - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Video killed the radio star
Assisting with the Rock Show was fun but the show was dominated by coverage of the Manx Parish Walk. Even when the broadcast wasn't being handed over to the sports commentators covering the Walk John spent a lot of time on the phone setting up the next live broadcasts, gathering information about the walk, and taking requests for messages to be read out to walkers. Consequently he sometimes wasn't able to eject the CD caddy to take the next track from me and had to just play whatever the normal station playlist computer was coming up with - and there is no separate setting for the Rock Show, which led to some odd choices.

I would like to make it perfectly clear that Bill Haley's "Rock around the Clock" and Chicory Tip's "Son of my Father" were nothing whatever to do with me, and neither were a couple of other non-rock tracks that cropped up. And the Supertramp track was a listener request.

When I did get the chance to choose the tracks I tried to alternate something current and something old, something soft and something heavy, and so on. Sometimes it even worked out like that.

And if any of you did look at the web-cam, the person in view will have been John not me. I've got a full head of hair.

Tags:
Current Location: Isle of Man
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: All the tracks I never got to play

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dalmeny From: dalmeny Date: June 25th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I did miss you. I had a look at the wwebcam just now and all I could see was an empty desk.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
You missed me by an hour and a half, I think.
magic_wanderer From: magic_wanderer Date: June 25th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Rock Around The Clock" WAS odd!

Hi there, listened to the whole show just about, Media Player feed buffering notwithstanding (I know I've just bought a new stereo but I've mislaid the remote...!) Glanced at the webcam now and then, and you did come into shot a few times, in the last quarter, when you were standing up. There's a Dalek on the computer! Yay! Liked the Buffy conversation as well, and Blink182. Did I hear Ramstein at one point? Anyway, despite the hiccups, hope you enjoyed it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Rock Around The Clock" WAS odd!

Thanks! Yes, I played Ramstein.
kallysten From: kallysten Date: June 25th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
It was nice hearing you :)
Lovely accent - sayz the french woman who learned English with British tapes and had a hard time getting used to the accent over here.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I only spoke twice.
adriana_is From: adriana_is Date: June 25th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I missed it. I'm sorry. I was caught up with Mexico vs Argentina and then I had to go out.

Will you be broadcasting next Saturday? I will definitely make a point of listening. Any chance you might peek out on the guest dj webcam? :))
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I won't be on next Saturday; it was a one-off, as the regular Saturday Rock Show DJ (who isn't very good anyway) was away and John was asked to fill in for him and brought me along as rock consultant. I don't think it will happen again.
adriana_is From: adriana_is Date: June 26th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh bollocks! Dammit, I am sorry that i missed it.
fenchurche From: fenchurche Date: June 25th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
That was fun! I actually enjoyed listening to the coverage of the Walk (it's one of the things I love about the Internet Age... local is global!), and especially hearing the local accents and pronunciations (as I was telling curiouswombat, now I know how to say Onchan!).

And if any of you did look at the web-cam, the person in view will have been John not me. I've got a full head of hair.

You were the one off on the left of the screen, weren't you?
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: June 25th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! You spotted him!
From: buffydub Date: June 25th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I have some jpg's and wmv (trying out some software that captures streams ) to prove it
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that was me off on the left of the screen.

John hasn't got a local accent as he is English. The commentators on the Parish Walk were Manx.
hobbituk From: hobbituk Date: June 25th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww, I get all nostalgic with the Chicory Tip one... reminds me of my youth.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was played over my objections because it was the right length for a particular slot. It reminds me of my youth as well, but not in a good way.
trepkos From: trepkos Date: June 25th, 2006 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
So - not so much power handed over to you as you deserved.
verboseartistry From: verboseartistry Date: June 25th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Alas

And if any of you did look at the web-cam, the person in view will have been John not me. I've got a full head of hair.

Oh, Speaker. And to think, I thought you immune to the ravages of vanity.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alas

If I was immune to the ravages of vanity I probably wouldn't post fic.
verboseartistry From: verboseartistry Date: June 29th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alas

What happened to that magical age where fic-writers pretended to write for the sake of writing? When did they start admitting that it's for the accolades?

I missed a memo...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alas

I didn't say that I wouldn't write it; I just might not have gone to the trouble of setting up a website, and then a LiveJournal, if I wasn't interested in what other people would think of it.
verboseartistry From: verboseartistry Date: June 29th, 2006 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alas

Hey, I'm not opposed to rampant egotism. Quite the contrary, I'm among its staunchest supporters. Practically everything I do is trying to gain some sort of recognition.

I just wanted to know when we all started admitting it.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: June 25th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
We could see you, too, most of the time, although you did move in and out of the frame. Hopefully things will work out better next time (they are having you back, right?).
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're not having me back in the forseeable future. If John gets asked to to the Rock show again he'd probably ask me back, but it's not his regular show and as he does the Sunday morning show at 6 am they only asked him to do it this time because they couldn't find anyone else.
spikereader From: spikereader Date: June 26th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you had fun, even though it didn't turn out exactly as planned. I was unable to listen as we were awol for the weekend in the wilds of Shropshire, far from my pc.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: June 26th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I listened! But the lateless of the hour got me in the end (and the Kiss song). I wanted to hear what the Isle of Man's 'Number 1 Buffy fan' had to say!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Kiss song was a listener request.

I didn't get to say very much.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: June 26th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
No worry, I didn't think they were you!

Are you going to do it again?
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