Greetings, music nerds!
Well, I was going for the NaBloPoMo gold this month, but I won’t quite make it. I went to bed without posting back on June 4, when McDoc and I went to dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and then again last night, when I was working on a project that I’m going to ask your help with shortly!
Maybe you’ve heard of Your OWN Show, a contest that Oprah Winfrey is running to for aspiring talk show hosts. I only heard of it about a week ago, but I’ve been thinking for a while that I would love to have a show where I could feature all sorts of music nerdy things. And I’m going to need you to vote for me and spread the word once my audition video is posted on Oprah’s website (I’ve uploaded it, but it takes a few hours to become available, evidently). Please check back for details! Voting continues through July 3!
The deadline to submit the 3-minute audition video is tonight at 11:59 pm PST, so I’ve been hard at work on my video for the past few days. The work came to a swelling crescendo yesterday and today, because, you know, that’s how composers roll. Without deadlines, we’d never get out of bed! 😉
I panicked around 8 pm EST when I got turned around briefly and worried that the deadline was coming up at 9, because of the 3-hour time difference between here and the West Coast. Fortunately, I was on the phone with a friend who un-discombobulated me (and if he hadn’t, McDoc would have!).
I have to tell you, I infinitely prefer editing audio to editing video; both can be tedious and time-consuming, but video really takes the cake! It’s probably mostly due to my limited experience with it, and that will likely change from now on!
The concept of beakers and labs reminded me of this classic Thomas Dolby video. Enjoy!
Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science