Tuesday, August 14, 2007
So, I guess people didn't like today's show. I'm guessing that way because the ticket giveaways went so horribly. No one called in for tickets to the Helper T-Cells/Arrah and the Ferns show (that's at the Grog Shop tomorrow night if you're still thinking about going). So... okay. I guess I can understand people not getting tickets to that show. With a band like the Helper T-Cells, it's difficult to promote them on the radio because they're much better live than they are on record.
But then, only one person called in for the tickets to the Au Revoir Simone/Oh No! Oh My! show (at the Beachland on Thursday). What the fuck?! I thought that was going to be a pretty big show. And it probably is going to be a big one. It's just that there's something wrong with my show and that it's unlistenable now.
You know there's something I think that's interesting about sumo wrestling. In the sport of sumo, someone who has achieved the title of yokozuna can't be demoted. It's expected that when a yokozuna's skill has deteriorated that he will have the discretion to step down on his own. Perhaps it's time for me to step down, for my level of skill has clearly deteriorated...
If you download today's show and listen to it, could you please tell me why the show sucked so bad and why only one person called in during the course of two ticket giveaways? Maybe the problem with my show is actually something that I could fix. Is it? Please tell me. I just don't know how to get an audience and hold it anymore.
Oh yeah, I'm going to be doing a fill-in show on Sunday. I'm filling in for Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at noon. I usually don't get up until 2 p.m. on Sundays. So... Good luck to me. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors plays a lot of traditional '80s college rock, so maybe I'll play some of "the classics", as well. Or I could just play exactly what I play on my show. I'm still thinking about it.
I'd also like to mention that I think the Hot Toddies rule. Pika!
And that's all that I have to say for now. Here's the show for your downloading pleasure:
Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)
You should also remember that mid-August should have the lowest audience figures because of professional and academic vacations, particularly for a 9-11 AM slot.
Always be spunky and optimistic even while humorous, witty, cynical and wry in your commentary; sometimes you come across as high maintenance, which perhaps may be offputting to those who don't know you.
love your work. ;)