The Wild Feathers helped us out with Sun Soakers, they visited us in Studio C, and most recently helped us launch Sampler 25 at the Sampler Release Party. They are always up for a chat and upbeat, so it was really exciting to see them on Conan.
The new X-Box is out right in time for the holidays. Your kids are dying to try it and for good reason. It's been 8 years since we've gotten an upgrade, and this next generation of consoles will for sure taking gaming to the next level. Gaming has come a long way since my father first purchased a Nintendo for me way back in the day. Now everything is instant, it is on demand, and it is online. Being connected has taken gaming to a new level, but it has also brought some poison along with it. You see, the gaming community is known for...well...how should I put this? For not being very conservative when it comes to language and other players' feelings. Microsoft is trying to slow down this online bullying but stripping some gamers of certain abilities if they upload videos where they are using excessive profanity. It's a good idea, but I have no idea how they are going to fairly and consistently enforce this.
I was tempted to embed a video so you can hear an example of the hate that happens online, but I also don't want my blog to get in trouble. So, I will provide you this LINK and you can find a video at your own risk. Any of the Call of Duty videos will be a great example.
I will leave you with a much safer video of how the new X-Box One interface and uploading of videos works.
I just started my new position as the producer of the Cities 97 Morning Show. Waking up at 4 in the morning is a super bummer, but once you’re up and moving around it’s okay. The real fun starts when I get to work and I get to hang out with Oake and Keri.
Keri has been working on this idea called “Single In The Cities”. She was originally going to have someone else participate in it, but when things didn’t work out with that person she turned to me. It sounds like the idea is to get me out and about in the city and mingle with the ladies. I’ve never been very good with women, so I wouldn’t mind an excuse to be around more of them. So no, this wasn’t a diabolical plan crafted by me, but just my pal Keri being my wing-woman and helping me break out of my shell a bit.
Why am I not good with women? I have no idea! I’ve just never really had any luck with them. I love social settings and I’m great around my platonic female friends, but when I’m around a girl I like, I just become super clumsy. Plus, I’ve kind of figured out I can be kind of picky and I’m not very “conventional”. When my guy friends talk about girls they I like, I tend to disagree and vice versa.
But I thought about the bit and thought maybe it would be proper to introduce myself a bit. I was born and raised in Minnesota to two very supportive and loving parents. I look up to them a lot and admire everything they have done. Other than growing up in a Korean-American culture mix, I had a pretty normal upbringing. I got into sports in 4th grade when I was introduced to basketball. I later got into baseball and football. Peep this ridiculous picture. There is no shame in my game.
My parents never really introduced me to any of the music they were into. I adopted music on my own when I got into pop music and rap when I was in 4th grade. I remember listening to rappers like Master P and Eminem when I was young and luckily my mother was very "loving" despite the amount of profanity used in their music. If you remember this next song from you're elementary days, we are very much the same.
I only got into rock music when a friend in junior high introduced me to bands like Senses Fail, The Starting Line, The Ataris, The Early November, and Good Charlotte. All of a sudden I was deep into the indie/alternative/emo/punk scene. In highschool, Underoath was my favorite band.
I went to college at the University of Minnesota where I graduated with a strange little degree called Studies in Cinema, Media, and Culture. I don't know what that means, but I know I learned how to analyze and communicate. I consider it money well spent.
After I graduated, I went to South Korea where I lived and worked for a year as an English teacher. I wanted to do something to challenge myself and I also wanted to explore the world. I thought living in South Korea would give me a great chance to learn the language and see where my parents came from. It was tough, amazing, exciting, and a time I will never forget.
Then I came back and wasn't sure what I was supposed to do next. Somehow I got connected with Clear Channel and then a relationship with Cities 97 was born. My time here has been amazing and my co-workers are some of the most generous, hardworking, and genuinely nice people I have ever met. I admire them all and I try to absorb any knowledge they are willing to hand down. Just two weeks ago, I became the producer of the Morning Show and it has already been so memorable. And, with your help, if this Single In The Cities bit takes off, I’m sure my time here will be unforgettable. So, please send me “challenges”, “dares”, or tips on how to be smooth around the ladies. I will go out each weekend and try to document these “challenges”. I’m sure it’ll provide for a lot of laughs. And who knows! This might actually work out for me in the end. I’ll go out and get some dares from my friends this weekend just to get us started!
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Anthony Green is an artist I've followed from way back. He is somewhat of an icon from the early 2000 emo/progressive rock scene. A lot of drama surrounded him when he left emerging band Saosin in early 2004 and later went on to form Circa Survive. He still continues to create music under his solo project and recently came out with a new album on November called "Young Legs".
This song by Green called "Dear Child" was one of my early favorites. Plus, when the video came out, I thought it was so cool!
I had a chance to meet The 1975 in Studio C and they were candid and intelligent guys. They are gaining a lot of momentum and people want to know more about them. I stumbled across this 3-part, in depth, and honest interview and thought I would share it with you. Like I mentioned, the dudes are candid, so maybe listen with earbuds if you're at work just in case it gets NSFW (everyone has different standards).
Here is their interview + perfomance from their Studio C session.
Part 1 of legit interview:
And if you assumed part 3 would come after part 1 and 2, then you assumed correctly: