A week later and the historic ice storm is now history. Spring has finally arrived in Canada, which means that the shows will more likely be posted on Mondays again. But the watchword here is quality over quantity, so I spend just that little more time to get the show right before I post it!
OK, I'm getting very tired of having to just look at my Merckx hanging on my wall instead of riding it on the weekends. But now we get to deal with a "historic" ice storm here in Toronto. Part of the reason I'm making sure that RSA is done and posted is because we're supposed to get high winds this afternoon which will undoubtedly knock out our power. So I hope you're warm and ice free wherever you are!
Another dammed weekend of sub zero temperatures means that I'm once again not getting on the bike to ride off some pounds. Instead I'm going to eat fried chicken after I'm done posting RSA for the week. Thats close though right? I'll still lose calories mixing music, right? No. Damn. Oh well, at least we've got some great new music this week including a very special promo!
Its still not exactly warm up here in Canada yet, so I decided that since this is a short week (I get Easter Monday off) that I'd just take a few vacation days and make it a round week off. This should mean that I have more time to get RSA posted and notifications sent out, but I think I'm not making allowances for sleeping in and video games. But this is what you're supposed to do when you don't go to work...
At this time of year I start getting really impatient about getting back on the bike and losing all of my free time to getting rid of the winter weight. While this hasn't happened yet, we're solidly on the summer schedule where shows get posted on a monday morning, and the RSS feeds get updated later on in the day. But never fear, no matter when the show is posted, we have great new stuff for everyone!
I'm back and have recovered from my trip to Washington DC. I blame no-one but myself, but Cosmo and friends literally held me down and poured vodka in me. It was terrible. Unlike this weeks show as we get back to normal and play some great new music!
The Membership drive is over, and I've already begun mailing out prizes! It was an overwhelming success, and shows to me, in our 20th year, just how much you guys value what I do. I appreciate it very, very much. A quick note that if you're in the Washington DC area this coming March 10th, I will be DJing at "Risque". If you're interested, please contact the promoter and get your butt on the guest list!
Welcome to the final show of the 2018 membership drive! This was supposed to be a live, streamed show on Facebook, and that did happen. However I forgot to hit the "record" button and simply streamed it. Then Facebook copyright scripts decided that I couldn't play SD-KRTR, and would I like to delete the video or claim ownership? Well Simon, you win this round! So I re-created the show and here we are!
We're back on track this week as my cold and flu has disappeared, and I actually feel like being awake. So we went a little longer as we recorded this live on Facebook. This is the second to last week of the 2018 Membership drive, so see how you can get your hands on some of our prizes by checking out the membership page! Next week we'll close out the annual membership drive with another extra long show!
This weeks live show is a little shorter, well, its the normal length of RSA. I have a terrible cold bordering on the flu, and I had to get the show done because I made a commitment to you, but not so much that I don't want to return to the couch for Netflix and hot tea! See how you can get your hands on some of our prizes by checking out the membership page! We're making this even more special, as each show this month will be broadcast live on Facebook. Join the group and check it out!
Welcome to the 2018 RSA membership drive! Having been around 20 years, not only do we predate Podcasting, be we also predate Patreon. Every year in Feb I go hat in hand to you, my wonderful listeners, for donations to help keep us going another year. This year we have a TONNE of prizes that have been graciously donated by a number of individuals. See how you can get your hands on one by checking out the membership page! But we're making this even more special, as each show this month will be broadcast live on Facebook. Join the group and check it out!
"It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play" - The Beatles
In January of 1998 I sat down with a dilemma. I was a club DJ who had a lot of great music to play, but couldn't experiment *too much* in the club. For some reason I wanted to be a radio DJ, and breaking in to the college radio clique wasn't going to happen. So I experimented with creating a "radio show" within my computer and set up a web site to stream it. On Jan 31 1998 the first episode of RSA went online.
It was terrible of course, but through experience I got better. I was incredibly proud when we hit our first anniversary and had artists such as Jarkko Tuohimaa (Neuroactive) and Alexander Hofman (S.P.O.C.K) record congratulatory greetings.
I had no idea that I'd be still doing it 20 years later.
There are far too many people to thank individually for the support, technical assistance, and listener-ship that has happened over this time. But know this. If you're reading this now, you're a huge part of why I've been successful at this.
To celebrate this, I present to you a short video that will hopefully entertain you and convey how I feel today.
I would also like to present a special guest show that one of our longest listeners, Wolf of Ultimas Lagrimas, a german radio show, who creates music as 'Electric Toys' has done for us.
While I can't promise another 20 years (I'll be 65 then!) I can promise that there is no end in sight for RSA, and I look forward to badly mispronouncing German words, saying "Anyways", and creating the best shows I can.
While we're not at the 20th anniversary as of the time of the posting of this show (thats Jan 31st) this will be the RSA that you listen to while it happens. I'm going to have some special communications, both audio and video on the day of celebrating this show turning 20. But suffice it to say, I can't possibly tell you all just how much your support and listenership means to me. It validates a "hobby" that began in 1995 as a club DJ, and continued long past my retirement. But we'll have more on that on the 31st. Until then please enjoy...
The 2018 membership drive inches closer, and the 20th anniversary celebration are literally just around the corner! The next month is going to be a celebration of all things RSA as the shows will be streamed (and created!) live on the Facebook group with your interaction! So many things to see and do, and of course to listen to!
Its about at this time every year that I start getting a bit of cabin fever and the itch to ride my bike gets bad. But this year I have made a commitment to make the 20th anniversary membership drive extra special, and the shows will be live (and posted here for posterity) so I can't escape to my parents place in Florida. But that just means I have plenty of time to work just that bit extra hard on RSA while I pine for the fjords. Hopefully a good number of you have taken the time to watch the RSA Documentary. I hope you enjoy it as much as you're going to enjoy...