Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Zane Post 9-29-09


Nashville 09!


Holy cow, I am so excited for the Nashville 09! road trip this Friday. For those of you who don't know, the Nashville 09! road trip was completely put together by yours truly. Brennan, Brett, and I will be traveling to Roswell, New Mexico via my pickup. The reasoning behind calling the road trip Nashville 09! is this: I liked the name. We aren't going to Nashville, obviously, but to New Mexico, which quite frankly, is in the opposite direction. Our plan is to leave this Friday after classes and sleep in my beautifle truck in Roswell Friday night. Saturday will be our cool day; we are going to spend all day in Roswell doin all sorts of alien, country, stupid, desert, college kid stuff we can possibly emit. We will leave Saturday night and be in at about 1:00 am on Sunday. This trip is gonna dang rock, I tell ya that much. Cheap too! So, hasta ladies and gents... "see ya on the other side of the Universe" as our nieghbors to the west like to say.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zane Post 9-27-09

Alright, so I'm a little bummed out. I just found out that I only meet one of two requirements to become the Governor of Texas. I have been a Texas resident for at least 5 years; I am not thirty years old though. Turns out, age is the difference here. I've always been told that age aint nothin but a number... I guess not when it come to running for governor huh? However, I am slightly excited. I made a dumb little 1 minute video announcing my "candidacy" and stuck it on YouTube... the next day, I just so happened to have a little look and the Star Tellegram had put the video up on thier web site! Haha! What? Its pretty funny if you think about it. First off, I'm 18, and second off... well I'll just let you see what I "stand" for, haha.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstartelegram.typepad.com%2Fpolitex%2F2009%2F09%2Fis-there-a-new-candidate-in-the-governors-race.html&h=788e2c616a0772b8ae46a9151e859dc8

Aint that a kick?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alright, there's this dude who lives across the hall from Brennan and me. His name is James and he's a pretty cool dude. Well, whenever James was in high school, he posed in a fundraiser calendar for Irving High School. One day, durring lunch at The Bean, he decided to show everyone at the table his photo as "Mr. April". I nearly spit out all of the food in my mouth when I beheld the image. To see James in a pose like that was almost unbearable, it was just totally unexpected. Anyway, I told him that I was going to get the photo off of Facebook and make it into a video and put it all over the internet. He said, "Oh yea, well I can just delete it right now and you won't get it." Well, he didn't know that I had already saved it to my images on my iPhone. Therefore, here is the film. I hope it isn't one of those "ya had to have been there" kinda things, so I don't wanna hype it too much. But, I'm sure yall can appreciate a funny photo to some music.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Zane Post 9-9-09

Okay... I know I havent done one of these in a while, my bad....

Well, I dont have any awesome, rediculous, or even great stories or things to tell right now. But, I still love the radio station. It's a lot of fun, to me, to be on the RADIO!!! Its exciting really. Theres a lot of stuff that goes into it, ya know? Its not just every 15 minutes i get to talk and say whatever what I want or anything... theres so much more "behind the mic" kinda stuff that listeners dont really know about. So, Im gonna tell you about some of the stuff that goes on! Most of it may not be that interesting to you... but I enjoy it.

1) Its hectic! Man it can get hectic... if you dont like to be timed then you know what I'm talking about. Like I said, all the breaks, at least in the Mornin Music Mix when I've been training, are only 15 minutes or shorter. Now, breaks to me and breaks to you are different. You would think a break is when I would speak... this is not the case. The break for me is when you hear music going on, or anything that isn't me. That's the period of time where I have to write out what I have to say for when I come on, call in information for the station and log it down, pick out songs for the next hour that weren't played at the same hour on a different date, program the songs, program the "commercials", add pauses and stops in-between, and then read over what I have to say because I forget sometimes. And that's only with music... if there is a CD that has to be played, that usually takes a little longer and takes a little more skill with the sound board.

2) Speaking with the right tone is very important. In radio, you dont have an opinion. Especially when it comes to rain. West Texans love rain! I guess it's because they dont ever get to see it or something. So when there is a chance of rain for the day, you better be rejoycing on that microphone to the listeners... because apparently rain is the number one thing people in West Texas wish for when they blow out their birthday candles. It's like a drug here... one thats hard to get i guess. And it's always happy, happy, happy time. Haha, we want the listeners to listen after all. And honestly, do you want to listen to the Clear Eyes guy in the morning? Uh, no.

3) Commitment is a huge deal. I can tell you now, I wont get all my school breaks off. People just always expect the radio to be on... it's just one of those things we take for granted. When was the last time you turned it to 106.1 Kiss FM and absolutely nothing was on.... probably never. Someone is always there. But, it's just something I gotta do, you know? People gotta have their news, weather, updates in politics, sports, music and just noise in the car... or at home... to listen to KACU at home or in the office, just simply go to our home page at KACU.org and click on the listen live link on the left side of your screen to enjoy the most eclectic blend of music to stert your morning off right. That last sentence was satiricle by the way, haha.

So thats that... theres much more I havent talked about, but thats just a taste of Radio.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Brennan Post 9/3/09

First off,

Zane...you need to do a new post, cause I don't want to do one until you do one.

Secondly,

Skim Milk has always has and always will suck. People have been convinced that it's actually milk, when it's really just white watery disgustingness.

Thirdly,

Robots really get treated like crap in movies. They're always evil. Always. Even when you think they're good, they always end up killing everything. No matter what. Why can't they just look cool and shoot really sweet guns like everyone else? I feel bad for robots.

Fourthly,

Slumdog Millionaire sucked. It's probably one of the most predictable movies ever and...it won everything imaginable. What the crap??

Fifthly,

I'm not sure fifthly is a word, is it?

Sixthly,

This is a crazy cool acoustic Arcade Fire song. It's freakin b-e-a-utiful....enjoy...


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