Thursday, June 09, 2005

Humpday, Nightwaves

I found out Monday that I didn't get the job I had applied for. Oh well - Win some, lose some. There will be others. This week and last week have been really busy and trying at work. I've been doing this type of work for almost 5 years and it's cake work, but it's just not something I can do long-term - mentally. I have a few days off next week to put it all aside and forget about it for a while. Next month will bring me nearly two weeks off with absolutely nothing to do, plus a long holiday weekend, so that's something else to look forward to. A chance to recharge my batteries and leave work behind for a while. Maybe do some soul searching or job hunting.

With the impending sale of WVXU to WGUC, there's been some talk of a Nightwaves reunion of sorts for a few days over the July 4th weekend. Nothing's definite yet, but it has really got me really longing for the old radio gig. I've always said that doing Nightwaves was the best job I never had, despite it being all volunteer. I thouroughly enjoyed playing music for the masses all night long and getting the exposure to so much great music. If radio was not so cut-throat and unpredictable, especially in today's environment, I would've considered a career in radio 10 years ago (so naturaly, I'm highly envious of the jocks at!). If we can pull off the Nightwaves shows though, it'll be good to be back behind the mic, spin tunes one more time and to see some old friends. I'll keep you posted if it happens.

Six songs I can't get out of my head this week:
The Clash - London Calling
Velvet Crush - Hold Me Up
Gang of Four - Ether
Spoon - The Beast and Dragon, Adored
Moose - Jack
Robyn Hitchcock - Flanagan's Song


kc said...

I think I recall you mentioning Nightwaves on the boards at some point. Bet the reunion would be a blast. How many people would be involved?

Also...hope you get those batteries recharged. I can really relate to that. Some time off is sure to do some good!!

thepsychicpilot said...

yeah, when I first heard about it I got really excited. I think it's contingent upon the date of the final sale at this point, but we probably won't know until next week sometime. I can't confirm who will be around to participate, but I have talked with several that have said they would. My old Saturday partner Theron is out of state, but he'll call in and we'll do something like that.