Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My first hour

So, I unexpectedly had my first hour of programming last night. The DJ I work with got there late, and so I pulled my own music to help her out. Woo hoo! What a great time. It's a LOT of stuff to do and I had dead air and other mistakes, but overall, I did fairly well if I do say so myself. LOTS of um, uh, but I'll get over that I'm sure. I know now why DJ's play longer songs - whew, it's tough to queue up music and transition so quickly. I'm really impressed with one WFMU DJ who once did a whole show (at least an hour) of 1 minute songs. I can't even imagine.

The last song I chose was Gillian Welch, Tennessee. I chose it because it was 6 minutes long and I needed the time! Put the CD in, look for the longest song, and GO.
I'm listening to my archives now and hear the song. It's really beautiful! And great lyrics - speaking from a bad girl perspective.

"But they threw me out of Sunday school when I was nine
And the sisters said I did just as I pleased
Even so I try to be a good girl
It's only what I want that makes me weak"

Here's the song on YouTube.

3 comments:

laura b. said...

Congratulations, NoR! I am going to listen to the archived show and also that song when I have some time at home.
So now will you be doing this regularly?

Mel said...

Wow.....how cool for YOU!! :-)

3GirlKnight said...

I've been catching up on your blog and am also wondering if this is your new job. If so, that's fantastic! If not, that's fantastic! Radio engineering was pretty high on my 'potential careers' list. Don't think I could be the personality though. I'm much too monotone. How long do you do it in one stretch? Just an hour?