So, it's been quite a while since I last wrote here.
I still work at the station. I was actually Assistant Program Director for the past year. And then some shit happened (which had entirely nothing to do with me personally), and I got reassigned to "Operations Coordinate". Of course, my on air shows remain the same and that had no effect on them.
For those of you who know me, I've always been an avid rocker. From listener to frontman in my band. But that actually fell apart over a year ago. But I had closure, and it doesn't hurt at all.
That being said, I of course had to fill the void with something.
I know, I know. You're all going to say that it's such a mainstream conformist thing to do. But I actually like it. Especially the really hard hitting dubstep. It's like, the heavy metal of electronic music. And that's why it appeals to me.
I started out just as a listener, exploring the new medium. Of course I came across the mainstream first, aka skrillex, but then after going from one to another I discovered quite a few of the original, hardcore dubstep artists. And I liked it even more.
I generally prefer the vocal oriented stuff. Being a vocalist and all. But I found that I like most dubstep, vocals or not.
And then, since my "performer" void hadn't been filled. I dabbled a bit more with working on my own solo stuff (using Logic, Reason, etc,) but I kept realizing I had no inspiration for some odd reason. So I decided to DJ. Went and bought a Traktor Kontrol S2 to start myself out with, and a ton of cabling.
I was always one of those people that ripped on DJ's claiming they were just pushing play buttons and sliding a fader left to right. Boy was I wrong. And now, as I am modestly growing as a DJ (in the confines of my own study), I can begin to appreciate DJ's a lot more.
My first live gig is tomorrow. It's going to be a very small audience, but it's still my first. So I'm nervous as hell. I've always had stage fright. Whether it was from when I was on stage with the band, or having to do a presentation at work.
But I'm preparing for it. I'm actually mixing right now as I type this, as a way to gauge my general awareness and sense of time, in case I need to go take a piss or make a call.
Anyway, I don't know if any of my watchers still read this stuff, considering it's been two years or so since I last placed an entry. But fret not my friends, I am still here. I just haven't been writing as much as I used to. Work, stress, lack of inspiration or comfortable time. But hopefully at some point I'll get together another piece of poetry for you guys.