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19
Jun
12

Those Kodak Moments in the Times of Your Life

This is like the getting-to-know-you stage of a relationship, between me and WordPress.  I have to get used to this so I will use it more often.

Today, there was news about Kodak losing out to other companies in the digital arena. I sure am quite disappointed about this because I pray that someone will continue the legacy that Kodak has started. If only I had the money, I’d buy the company and just upgrade all the cameras to better ones and incorporate the lenses into cellphones or something, to keep up with the competition. Or better yet, turn those cameras into cellphones with cameras and keep upgrading the technology.

But there’s always a reason why things happen. Just like what people say that when a door closes, another one opens.  I just hope so. There’s going to be something better that awaits most of us.

I have this to say to Kodak:  I grew up on Kodak films, magic cubes, flash bulbs, photo paper, developing and printing. Sooner or later, all these will just become a memory because of the entry of the digital darkroom in our midst. Photos now have become easier to delete, edit, tweak, or what have you. But nothing compares to a photo straight from your darkroom into someone’s hands. Photos are forever. Those Kodak Moments will always be there, imprinted in our minds, in our photographs.

Kodak Moments will always be with me until the day I close my eyes.

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26
Jan
12

Back to Being a DJ Online

I don’t know why I have this urge to going back being a DJ online.  I miss entertaining people through music or just by saying some things on the airwaves to reach out to listeners of my show.  It’s probably something I really love doing. 

Although I have been told that there will be some changes to the programming.  I won’t be speaking in English most of the time anymore.  I can speak in the vernacular and mix it with English while playing the 80s music.

 

Preparations

When I was starting out as a DJ back in 2009, my mentor sent me links to the radio station, to the server, and a DJ software that I can work on.  During my training, I was taught how to operate the software so that I can play music and at the same time, talk.

Then, for my music source, it’s either from a music site or from the video site.  I listed all the songs that I wanted to play on air and one by one, I searched for the songs and downloaded these until I had something like 200 songs in my library. 

After having the songs, I would have to classify them into love songs, fast songs, jazz, OPM, instrumentals, etc. so that it would be easier for me to get songs from that genre. 

 

On Air

Now that I have everything in place, I can now go on air and host my radio show and play music.  Oh, I was nervous at first because I didn’t know how I would sound like or I would make a mistake or something, you know, the works.

In between music and ads, I had to say something.  Here, I would have to like write down something on a piece of paper so that I could say it on air.  There were times when for that particular show, it was the New Year’s Resolution list for everybody.  Yeah, because there were times when I’d run out of ideas to talk about and I didn’t know what to say.

So I wouldn’t buckle or have dead air, I had to write down what I wanted to tell my listeners. It could be anything.  It could be an advice, a food for thought, or the title of the song and the singer and a little bit of trivia about that. 

During this time, I’d tell my kids not to make any noise as they could be heard on air and I wouldn’t want that, right? 

 

After the Show

Once I’m done with my show, I would have to go to the server and check how many listeners were tuned in.  Then I’d turn off the server and make sure I’m off the air.  I’d like breathe a sigh of relief that the show has ended.  My tension would die down.  Haha. 

Don’t get me wrong though.  I love being on air and I love to entertain people.  That’s the easiest thing for me to do.  It’s just that when you’re on air and you’re heard by a lot of people, I get nervous.  It’s practically like speaking in public, which I don’t like doing because it gives me the jitters. 

But here, people don’t see who you are so my confidence level is higher than if I speak in public.  Get my drift? 

 

Well, that’s how it is as my life as a DJ.  I’m going back to it.  Wish me luck. 

03
Jun
10

New at WordPress

It’s my first time to write in WordPress.  I should have probably done this a long time ago.  But it’s all right.  There’s always a first time.  I want to try things out, that’s why. 

But we’ll see what I can do in this blog even if I already have a blog of my own.

03
Jun
10

My First Post

Welcome to The Cat in the Bag. It’s not the first time that I’ve blogged. I like blogging in a way since it’s basically typing what’s on your mind. But I still am that old-school-type of person who would really use a ballpen, a good one at that and write on a notebook about a lot of silly things. It’s definitely easier doing that than typing in a blog like this one.

But I have to get used to this because I have to go with the flow and not be left behind. Well, that’s it for now. Just wait for what’s in store for The Cat in the Bag. I’ll see you around. That’s for sure.