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April

April already? Time flies by.  Back in the chair every Friday night live on the radio show.  All of March was on tape, which was a bit strange.  Hopefully people in Kingston got to see Jenn Grant and the Joel Plaskett/David Myles concerts.

Hockey season is K-Town is over as well.  Voyageurs lost in 7 games in the OJHL Semi-final.  Great job to them on their winning ways.  Wish it had gone further but playoffs are always tough.  Fan support has been great with a bus of fans going down to Oakville for Game 7.

Meanwhile the Frontenacs had their usual 1st round exit. Nuff said.

Been spending more time on Twitter lately since there hasn’t been that many big things going on I felt the need to blog about.  Twitter a fun place to chat with people.  And people you wouldn’t think of talking to.

Had replies on Twitter lately from Robin Meade, Jeri Ryan, Patty Sullivan [TVO Kids], Natalie Thomas, Kim MacDonald and a producer BJ Stewart from the Weather Network, Michael Kinney, Adam Forsythe, Caroline Frolic and old CFRC sports comrad Matt Bisson.  Fun way to spend some time online, especially working midnights.

This month I’ll bring in my Vinyl copy of Hey Rosetta!’s new album ‘Seeds’ to play on air.  They’re in Australia right now and will be doing a few dates in Canada this summer.  A few festival shows I believe.

Time to go for now, remember the East Coast Music Awards are this month in Charlottetown.  I’ll post the winners here when they get announced.

Tonight’s Show

Yes, bit late on a Friday.  28 Minutes before the show starts.  Tonight Melanie Samson interview and her CD in its entirety.  Some new music too, which I’d write more about but I’m in a rush.

Idea tonight is to also read some Twitter posts on air for fun.  Few caught my eye and it will transition well into a Hey Rosetta song.  Which one?  Stay tuned.

Long Mid-Week Post

Touch on a few things today, first the interview with Melanie Samson is this Friday.  You can visit her MySpace page to preview some songs and purchase the CD.

http://www.myspace.com/melaniesamson

And her page on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/melaniesamson

Next up, the CFRC end of the year awards.  Which are held at this time of year because the end of the school year is coming up.  These are voted by the volunteers.  Since the CFRC site is still on the back up one [Wow, those hackers must’ve done some damage to the AMS servers] I’ll publish them here.

Best Spoken word: Alternative Frequency
Best NEW program: Gender Bender
Best Music and Spoken word Hybrid: [Tie] Aboriginal Voices and Cognitive Dissonance
Best Cultural: Atlantis
Best Beats and Rhythms: Captain Funkbags Funktastic Funksplosian
Best Indie Rock/Pop: [Tie] London Calling and The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Best Goth/Metal/Ind: Dark Carnival
Best Folk/Bluegrass: Small Towns, Big Dreams
Best Specialty: Artists and Music of the 20th Century

2 ties?  Chance of that must’ve been really small.

I missed the awards night but heard from a fellow host on Facebook that I won an award.  Went to the station yesterday and found out I was awarded the ‘Broadcast Bear’ this year.  Goes to a volunteer for their dedication and hard work for the station.  Cool.

I get my name engraved on a plaque at the station and on a Broadcast Bear metal mug that is at the station.  All the winners since the early 1980’s are on it.  That’s quite a few years.  So my name will be at the station for years and years.  Didn’t think about that till today. 🙂

http://neatesager.blogspot.com/2009/03/kinger-now-officially-another-countrys.html

And since I’m on news from the station, last night this went up on Out of Left Field.  Tyler King from the CFRC sports broadasts and Offsides is heading off to Syracuse University.  Took this from Neate’s post.

“Kinger, who’s graduating from Queen’s in a couple months, will be taking his master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s got a long name, so you know it’s gotta be good.”

Since I help out every week on Offsides I knew a bit about this.  But now it’s official.  Congrats to Tyler. He was also the Sports Co-ordinator at the station the past year.

Away from a school that had that silly attempt at a name change from Golden Gaels to Queen’s Gaels.  Off to a place that changed their team name from the Orangemen to “THE Orange”.  Hmmm, so they sound like similar places. 🙂

Picked up my tickets for the Buddy Wasisname show in May at the Grand Theatre.  Place looks great from the inside.  First time I set foot in the place since the renovations.

And thanks to my sister I have a ticket for U2 in Toronto this September at SkyDome.  Going with her and her boyfriend.  Is a bit strange to have a concert plan for a date after the summer.  It’s not even April and here I am with a ticket for a show on a Wednesday night in the fall.

I better wrap it up for today.  Finishing up editing the interview with Melanie.  I’ll play her entire CD on Friday’s show.

Twitter

I joined Twitter on a whim last June.  Friend here in Kingston, Tommy Vallier, told me he was on it.  He had good things to say about it.  And a few podcasters I interviewed during Podcasters Across Borders was on it.  So I thought, why not?

I’ve known it has grown a crazy amount in the last year. But not exactly how much till listening to the Net@Night podcast with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur.

How about this “unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to seven million in February 2009.”

Damn, that’s a big jump. And that growth is the reason for that new horrible Facebook layout. They’re trying to copy Twitter and just annoying everyone.

I started finding musicians on there too last year which has helped me find stuff for the show. The one thing good about it, is unlike Facebook you don’t have to sign up to read someone’s account. So with the news about the growth I thought I’d go through some people I follow. Most with an East Coast connection, well not the first two.

http://twitter.com/DAVID_LYNCH

David Lynch director of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive.  He gives people a daily weather forecast 5 days a week from L.A.  On his account there and video version of it on his website.

http://www.davidlynch.com/dailyreport/index.html

All those great, strange movies and there he is just saying what the weather is like.  I check it everyday just because I can’t believe he does it 5 days a week.  Dedication.

http://twitter.com/YummyMummyClub

Erica Ehm.  Remember when MuchMusic was cool, and had music videos, and was a channel you would watch, and it didn’t totally suck?  Ya, it’s been a long time.  But you can read updates from Erica Ehm and remember the good ole days. lol.

http://twitter.com/TeresaEnnis

Teresa Ennis just joined up recently, I made fun of her Habs losing to the Leafs a few minutes ago.  5-2 at home to Toronto?  At least people in Montreal should take solace in that it looks like there won’t be any need to RIOT like they did last spring.  That’s right, a low blow but deserved when you trash the city after a 1st round victory.

http://twitter.com/SharonaClarke

Recently played on the show, found this after she appeared on Radio ECMA.

http://twitter.com/theleverpulled

Brent from The Lever Pulled, a recent addition who in the last month has already threatened to end his Twitter account. LOL.  So follow it while you still can. 🙂

http://twitter.com/newfoundland

Gary Kelly’s account where you can find a tonne of accounts from Newfoundland.  Like mine.

http://twitter.com/melaniesamson

Melanie Samson, my interview with her airs next Friday.

http://twitter.com/outofleftfield

Neate Sager’s blog Out Of Left Field.  Does sometimes have other people contribute to the account too, if I remember correctly.

http://twitter.com/greatbigsean

Sean from Great Big Sea.  Lots of updates from the road.

http://twitter.com/FayeGrim

Latest friend of mine to join on a whim.  You’re thinking, “Faye Grim?  Who is that?”  You would know her by her real name, Toni Marie Wiseman.  Yes, Toni who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald.  That’s for those not from Newfoundland.  If you’re from the province you know who she is. 🙂

That username is taken from a movie she likes.  An obscure movie I had never heard of either.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444628/

She told me it was movie she loved but not many people do.  Movie database rates it 6.6 out of 10.  One comment is that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen. ha ha.

Toni has a great sense of humour.   Which you only catch a glimpse of on the news.  Just look at this on her Twitter account.

Location: In your living room.
Bio: Da girl what does da news.

And we’re both big Monty Python fans, to show you our sense of humour.  Yes, we are the type of people who can quote from the movies.  Off the top of my head without any Google help.

“I mean if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d have me put away.”

Ahhh, Holy Grail.  That reminds me, John Cleese is on too.

http://twitter.com/JohnCleese

Oh and my account.  But after the Minister of Silly Walks that’s a step down. 🙂

http://twitter.com/robertcarnell