zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

All Florida Indies

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Listen to AFI Radio - All Florida Indies! http://allflorida.blogspot.com
All Florida Indies Podcast!


Been very busy lately looking for rewarding and fulfilling work and a new place to live while still keeping up with the usual stuff life throws at us on a daily basis.
Turned down what would seem like a 'good' job with a major airline.... just decided that the job would be way too boring, the commute too costly and because of the nature of the job, wouldn't be able to take time off and make full advantage of the free flight benefits. maybe kinda crazy for a wanna-be gyspy to turn down such an offer, but i really think my best judgement was operating at peak efficiency this time.
Will be moving into a smaller, very much less expensive rental property at the end of May... my current lease expires end of June, so i'll be able to make a leisurely move. hoping to take a bunch of possessions to auction in order to downsize the over-abundance of 'stuff' and raise a few dollars at the same time. hope the cats will like the new digs. and, me, too. we'll see. the lease is month-to-month... a good thing in case the very cheap rent is too good to be true!

And, the most exciting news is that i have taken a position as production assistant with one of my fav podcasts, All Florida Indies. Florida has a huge and active live music scene... one of the things i miss about living in Florida. i've listened to AFI Radio since June 2006 and have been turned on to lots of great music from independent musicians and musical artists from Florida. i've been working with Bing Futch, the host of AFI Radio, for only a couple of weeks, but i'm loving it.... as a lifelong music fan, i'm finding it a very cool experience to have contact with musicians on a business level.

Cannot help but to take a moment now to mention one of my absolute fav bands to be featured on AFI Radio.... Berman. i was totally hooked by Berman the first time i heard their song 'Lost Angeles' played on All Florida Indies podcast ([alert-link opens audio feed] show #9) and immediately purchased 2 copies of their first 2 albums, a copy for me and the others to send to a former musician and music fan friend in Europe. just recently purchased Berman's 3rd album (song 'Why Am I Still Here?' featured on ([alert-link opens audio feed]) show #38)... all three albums totally rock! besides hearing Berman on AFI Radio, you can check out audio and video on the Berman website. now, go have a listen! :)

7 comments:

  1. wow... good to hear you are finding a way to make your love for music work for you and turn into $'s :)

    as i have a mp3-player, ill be tuning in to the podcasts... ;) see if i like it ;)

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  2. erhmm, actually, Prof., i'm interning with AFI Radio at this point. but, i hope that the experience i gain combined with the website building skills that i am teaching myself will enable me to get a paying position doing work in the field of online Indie music promotion :)

    btw, you don't really need an MP3 player to listen to podcasts.... you can actually download or stream a podcast show through your browser media player. that's how i listen to most podcasts. i only download my favs to my MP3 player when i will be away from my computer (like when travelling).
    if you would like some suggestions for podcasts, let me know... i have been listening to them since the beginning of 'podcast time' (about september 2004) and know lots of them. or you can check out my list of fav podcasts over here on the right side of this blog-------->
    heheee, i should update that list! :D

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  3. i will be checking out your favourites :)..

    as for playing them on my computer.. i'll have to look into streaming it via my stereo.. that should be nicer. The music quality of my computer is not that great ;)

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  4. by the way.. internship is a first step isn't it?

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  5. jah, Prof., internship means that you do the work as completely and thoroughly as though you are a paid professional. but, instead of being paid in money you are paid in experience with social/business networking being an added bonus :)

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  6. completely off topic but a reaction to your post on my log :)

    Liked the pictures.. never knew you lived in switserland..

    ~ some favorite books include:
    J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy
    Jean Auel's 'Earth Children' series
    Ken Follett's 'The Pillars Of The Earth'

    Read all these myself, and must say the Lord of the Rings is one of my all time favourites..
    As for Ken Follett, i have quite a lot of his books, the others are great as well.. i like the historical setting he gives in his books.

    Auel is also a classic!

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  7. aaww, glad you checked out my old website, Prof... hehe, now you know me better than most of my online friends (even though the link to my old and outdated site is available here if you look hard enough ;) ).
    yup, i lived fulltime in beautiful Switzerland for 3 years. was one of the greatest experiences of my life. i learned so much about a lot of things, including myself, during my time there.

    btw, i think it's very cool that you read so much contemporary american literature.

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