After all the years, dreams, and money I’ve spent on music and djing, I’m finally going to be on KALX, the penultimate indie station for college radio, this Thursday, 2/19, at 9pm. What a ride to get there…

So, when I got to California, nigh on 14 years ago, KALX was the station I most wanted to get a shift on. After djing for 4 years at college, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. I knew Berkeley’s radio station would rank right up there among the other college radio stations, but, heck, this was pre-Internet and college radio was the disperser of cool in a sea of major commercial stations.  I took the tour, applied as a community member, and was quickly rejected.  It didn’t stop me, though, and I actually began writing for their print news publication, and even got tix to see Tori Amos at the Herbst Theater with the press capability to attempt an interview with her–whoa, big time!  Big strike out–no interview, hence no article, and a slow dead end ride with music journalism (until I picked it up again later with Buzznet as a freelancer, and a much more promising career with comics as well as music).

Now, my friend won a slot last year from a contest on KALX and he gave it to me… and it’s a short cycle, but, man I’m in.  Now, what do y’all want to hear with my 60 minutes?

Getting sick is boring

I was sick for an entire week with the flu. In that time, I had enough blood cells working in my brain to learn how to buy episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica via iTunes, which I’ve heard was pretty good sci-fi. It was pretty cool–$1.99 a show, and since I couldn’t leave the house (safely), it was a great solution to boredom.

I also learned the basics of why you get a fever and what it does for your health from Wikipedia–thanks, publically-edited encyclopedia!