Radio – and future gigs?

Did the radio show last night, and it seemed to go over pretty well. I don’t know just how many people were listening, but at least a few were from the calls we got, and they generally seemed to have good things to say. My personal moment of triumph was when one person called to tell Nick (the show’s host) to quit playing a compilation CD, at which point Nick let him know that it was actually me mixing live. I guess my mixes were going pretty smoothly!

Also ended up with a couple possibilities for the future — I don’t know for sure if they’ll pan out or not, but I can hope. I got one call about some people working on getting another club going here in town, so will be trying to get a hold of the people in charge of that soon to get more info — big thanks to DJ Panda for recommending me for that. Also, Nick asked if I’d be interested in co-hosting his show…we filled out a KRUA volunteer application, and if everything goes well, I just may have a spot on the air every Tuesday night! Would be a lot of fun, and I think it’d be great to expand my DJ experience to include radio as well as club and for-hire dance work.

So, that’s the big excitement for the past couple days. As always, more babble later….

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Back online

We’re back!

Sorry ’bout the recent downtime over the past couple of days…problems with the cable modem. In any case, everything’s resolved now, and things are looking good.

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Free DVDs

Well, free if you don’t factor in the months I’ve put in working at Suncoast. ;) Every year during the holiday season the Suncoast company has a sales competition for its member stores, and this year our store won — from what I’m told, not a rare thing. Each store employee got a prize from this, and mine was a $50 gift certificate. Rock on…here’s what that got me….

[Bring It On][1]: I’m taking a chance here, as I’ve not yet seen this one. However, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it from just about everyone I know who’s seen it, including my dad, so considering it was free, I don’t think I can go too far wrong. Besides, it’s got [Kirsten Dunst][2], who is one of my favorite young actresses out there right now, so at least the eye candy will be good, right?

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00003CXMP/djwudicom-20 “Amazon: Bring It On”
[2]: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Dunst,+Kirsten “IMDB: Kirsten Dunst”

[El Mariachi/Desperado][3]: Though many people don’t know it, the [Antonio Banderas][4] action flick Desperado was actually a sequel to [Robert Rodriguez][5]’ debut film El Mariachi, and this DVD has both films together, one on each side of the disc. Good action, fun storylines, and eye candy for both the men and women…hey, why not?

[3]: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0767811054/djwudicom-20 “Amazon: El Mariachi/Desperado”
[4]: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Banderas,+Antonio “IMDB: Antonio Banderas”
[5]: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Rodriguez,+Robert “IMDB: Robert Rodriguez”

So that’s it for now. This being rent week at my apartment and a slow week for movie releases, I should actually make it through this Tuesday without adding to the collection. Wow…miracles never cease, huh?

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Back from UAA, possibly on the radio

Just got back from the Dance Marathon at UAA that I DJ’d for today. Was a lot of fun — and really drove home how much I miss being able to spin on a regular basis. The event went off really well, and I seemed to do a pretty decent job of keeping most people happy over the course of the night…all in all, not bad in the least.

One of the niftiest bits of the evening, though, was hooking up with Nick. I’ve known him for a while now, and we’ve wanted to get me a spot guest DJ’ing for the electronica show he does on [KRUA][1] for a while now, but schedules have always intervened. However, he’s now doing the show on Tuesday nights, which works for me…so this Tuesday, I’ll be spinning on 88.1 FM KRUA sometime between 7pm and 10pm! Should be fun…looking forward to trying my hand at a radio gig. And, as an added bonus, if anyone feels like it, you can listen in over the web (as long as you have Real Player G2 installed) through [KRUA’s website][1]!

[1]: http://krua.uaa.alaska.edu/ “88.1 FM KRUA”

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DJ Wudi @ UAA this Saturday

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday I’ll be spinning from 2pm-10pm for the UAA Dance Marathon fundraiser for the Providence Children’s ICU (at least, I’m pretty sure that’s who it’s for…someone correct me if I’m wrong). I’m honestly not completely sure if this is open to the public, or how it would be handled, but if anyone wants to stop by, say hello, and give a few dollars to the cause, nobody would complain too terribly much.

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The cam is back

One of the side benefits to the new ‘puter is that as I’ve decided to stick mostly to OS 9 on this box, leaving [OS X][1] to be my webserver on the iMac for now, it allows me to resurrect some features of this site that had been on hold for a while. The most notorious of these — the Wudi-cam! Well, it’s back folks…for better or for worse, it’s there. No gaurantees on how often it’ll be up or down, though — guess you’ll just have to check to find out if I’m broadcasting, huh?

[1]: http://www.apple.com/macosx/ “Apple: Mac OS X”

At the moment, I’m using free software that only allows me to do incremental updates — the picture will update every 10 seconds, and the page will refresh every 30. I hope to eventually get software that will allow me to do streaming video, but until then, this will work.

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Snoogans

My single DVD purchase for the day — [Clerks: Uncensored][1]!

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000541WH/djwudicom-20 “Amazon: Clerks: Uncensored”

Back a while ago, Kevin Smith and company were creating an animated show based on the characters from his film [Clerks][2]. Six episodes were made, but only two were ever broadcast (neither of which I ever saw). This 2-disc edition contains all 6 episodes, uncut (some footage would never have seen the light of day due to network concerns), complete with commentary and animatics for every episode! I’m really looking forward to finally being able to watch these shows.

[2]: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000IQC8/djwudicom-20 “Amazon: Clerks”

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New ‘puter!

This just rocks — I’ve added a new ‘puter to my stable here at home. One of the guys at work was selling his off for a good price, so it came home with me today.

Now the iMac that was playing a dual role as my main work machine _and_ webserver (which occasionally caused the server to go down when I needed to do certain things on that machine) has been designated as just the webserver, and the new machine is my workhorse box.

For the curious, the new box is a 350 MHz blue and white Power Macintosh G3, with 128 MB memory, DVD player, 22.3 GB of storage spread across three drives (1 ATA/IDE, 2 SCSI), and dual 17″ monitors, one running off an IMS Twin Turbo card, the other running off an ATI Rage 128. Quite the step up…and I’m cheezing like mad. Time to play!

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Completing the set

Got a good-sized paycheck at Suncoast today, so decided to finally finish my James Bond collection by adding [The James Bond 007 Collection, Vol. III][1] to my movies. I’d held off on buying this one for a while, as there had been a lot of reported problems with some of the movies in the set, but as I’d just read word on the ‘net that the movies are going on moratorium (not being sold) as of early March, I figured I’d better finish the series while I could. So, I’ve now got a collection of all 19 official Bond movies to feed my testosterone fix when I need it…woohoo!

[1]: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004W9C8/djwudicom-20 “Amazon: The James Bond 007 Collection, Vol. 3”

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Great Napster discussions

I just had to get something up on this — there’s an absolutely _great_ discussion of the seemingly never-ending [Napster][1] controversy going on over at the [Home Theater Forum][2] right now.

[1]: http://www.napster.com/ “Napster”
[2]: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/ “The Home Theater Forum”

> I understood Metallica’s plight at first. There music was being hijacked, goddamn it! But their waning CD sales weren’t from Napster, but from the fact that they were like a tough version of Poison; they should have become extinct when the meteor of alternative hit.

— Ike

> Who didn’t cringe at Xzibit preforming Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” in a F*** Napster shirt? (I didn’t censor that, his actual shirt was censored.) Here was an artist who was as carefully managed and kept as any of the boy bands preforming one of the greatest songs ever, in a shirt that went against what Chuck D was wanting? Would the “power” not be those that want to close down a forum like Napster? (His friend on stage was wearing a “I Voted For Gore” shirt. How radical you are!)

— Ike

> When a music journalist on VH1 said that the superstar would be lessened down because we would have a choice. Amen! Who cares that Limp Bizkit’s “My Generation” is in the top 50? You can get the best song titled “My Generation:” The Who’s. The ideas presented in The Who’s “My Generation” overshadows every baiting anti-gay, drug supporting lyric that today’s group can muster. The Who didn’t care if you understood what they said. They’d rather die before they got like you. The end, an explosion of feedback still hits hard today.

— Ike

> Can anyone remember Garth Brooks’ whining about used CD sales? Does it strike anyone else as vomitious that a multi-million dollar recording artist, who stood to lose practically nothing from used CD sales, was trotted out as a poster child representing the unfairness of it all, while struggling musicians would give major organs if someone would just _consider buying_ their CD?

— Buzz Vinard