Lately, I’ve been feeling like the show is becoming nothing but non-stop errors on my behalf. This week for example, I completely messed up behind the mic. The fine tech folks at the station have decided to put a mic right beside the DJ booth, which is awesome since the board is pretty far from the DJ decks and something i’ve complained about before. So now, in theory, I can back announce right from behind the decks — except that it turns out I’m completely useless with this mic. For some reason, I can’t seem to get it right at all: Either I think it’s on when it’s clearly not, or I forget to fade the music altogether, so you can’t hear me speak above the din of the music in the background. I find it quite comical actually; I mean, you’d think that after almost 10yrs of this, I would have moved beyond making these kind of rookie mistakes. Nope. Luckily, these are rather minor nuisances (unless you’re listening live and really, really want to know the name of a song). At least it’s not as bad as what happens to this poor DJ:
Anyways, the bonus to you online listeners is that you don’t have to listen to me back-announce tracks at the end of the show (I took it out in post), or hear me over the DJ Premiere-produced Showbiz and AG track (because, apparently, I didn’t have the mic up). Sweet! More music for you folks.
Those snafus aside, I’m actually pretty happy with how it turned out. Granted, I’m pretty happy anytime I can bust out some Wu, some Public Enemy, and some Parliament!
Update: Oct. 12: Now with the correct show!