in 2005 i said to myself
"james, u don't know how to go about getting a radio show, but just TRY"
so i sat down, got on the internet and just applied to a bunch of radio stations that i could find
about a month later i got a call and i got my own radio show at a college.. i didn't get paid but i didn't care i was never out for money i wanted to do it for the love of music and also to have an audience and see what radio was like and i wanted to play my own music from time to time
i had a night job at target at the time and my show was right after work.. i'd go home, change clothes, lay down for an hour.. then i was off driving 45 minutes out to do my show.. it was inconvenient but it was really cool
what amazed me the most is that i achieved my goal even though i really was just "cold calling" at the time... i had no idea how to look for a radio position and by just looking around online for one or two nights i made my dream a reality
this is something i need to do today.. find a way to make certain things happen for myself if possible
not that worldly ambitions are the most important thing in life but at the same time we should make the best of our time here on earth
soo.. i don't know man.. i'd say my life could definitely use some of whatever i was on back in 05
btw.. here's my assessment of having a radio show:
having a radio show is cool but i'd say its not for me because after a while it becomes boring.. a lot of radio is really like planned out for you
there are certain songs u have to play, and u have a few (if any) open slots to play other things.. college radio is way more lenient with this but u probably will never be paid doing college radio
also u sometimes have to do commercials and news and stuff vocally.. well what if they want u to promote something u don't want to promote?
radio to me is like a 9 to 5.. its not really exciting, its fun for a while but its not like an amazing career