thing is gonna be huge someday. Seriously.
So I'm certainly
not a newbie to webcasting one-on-one... was doing it
in 2000 with my father and have ever since. What I
paid little attention to was now how easily you can
broadcast to the entire world at the click of a
button... and people can even watch on their FRIGGIN'
PHONES. That absolutely hurts my brain it's so
I've recently set
up my computer ON my piano (easily the best computer
set-up I've ever had) so now being able to play piano
and webcast is simple... so one day I started
messin' around on justintv.com and just started
webcasting and singing. Little by little people
trickled in and couldn't have been nicer.
Several "what the hell are you doing on
justintv.com?" and "I've seen a lot of people on this
site, but nothing this good." I mean, with
feedback like that, how can you not just keep singing.
4 hours later
I signed off and thought... "I don't care if I
never get more than 10 people in my room, I enjoyed
every second of that." The thing is? I've never been
able to sing and play my originals in front of an
audience. It's always been comedy. I've made close to
200 Journey songs yet they're all sung to a camera and
uploaded later. Now, it's still words on a screen...
but I'm tellin' ya - it's as fun as radio to me. The
encouragement of other justintv.com broadcasters has
made me want to do this regularly. Throw in the new
show idea, songs on itunes... well, 2011 is shaping up
before my eyes. So I thought I'd videotape the
experience and share it on The Journey, because
reading the chatroom at the same time is kinda fun.
I apologize for the shaky camera on the chat, but
I had to rest it on the piano which from time to
time is rockin'... You can still get the idea though.
I broke it up into 2 parts so you get a good feel for
the show and all the goofy stuff in between... (try
720p for the resolution of your computer can handle
The whiskey thing is funny - the
camera wasn't running when I went and got it.
Someone mentioned something about my music making them
cry and want to drink, so I got the bottle of
jack to drink with them. What we end up having is a
video that looks like I always nonchalantly drink
JACK from the bottle. Ha. Part 2 I do a bunch more
Kinda cool. Now my webcam
certainly doesn't look that good, but I'm looking into
a new one that can broadcast in HD. Some shows have
realtime graphics and all sorts of shit which is
pretty badass. I will certainly be looking into
this. I mean, simply put? With songs on iTunes?
It makes sense to play as much as humanly possible to
try and get a buck or two here and there. It's like a
21st Century tip jar.
Alright, nearin' the end. I wanted
to Have 2011 start with entry 1111 and it looks like
I've accomplished that. In a little more than 24 hours
I will say goodbye to what was easily the hardest
year of my life. My fuck that is remarkable to type
considering the amount of shit I have been
through in the last 11 years.