- 12:22 PM, Monday,
July 3rd, 2023:
- Jesus over a week
has passed, so many things have happened but
I haven't written because I'm not sure how many
videos are gonna be made... I think one is gonna be a
2-parter? Or maybe it'll be worthless? This shit is so
hard. I'm only writing right now because this morning
I had an interview which will clearly be it's own
video. Nice and succinct. When I see the rest of the
footage I can plot it out as the quality
- Now how the hell
did this happen? Whew.
- So after the last
entry, the following morning I see Randy, the owner
of CD101. Kind of a preliminary meeting as I want
to do a story about him and my old station. Sorry CD
92.9. I'll never get used to that (it's changed
frequencies since I was there). I show him "The
VR180 Revolution" and he immediately grabs Brian (the
morning guy who I also worked with back in the 90s)
and shows him the video. Brian flips out and wants to
interview me and we get to talking. I mention filming
sports, he says he knows the VP of the Columbus
Clippers (Cleveland Indians farm team, shit Cleveland
Guardians) and heps me set up a meeting for Wednesday.
I show him the video and he then immediately
grabs his promotions guy... we show him and they both
stand up - walk me to a room and give me an all-access
media pass for 6 freaking games as well as 6 tickets
for that night for the family to see the
- That night I end
up shooting the game from THE FUCKING DUGOUT
that features a BOTTOM OF THE 9TH
GRAND SLAM to send it into extra innings. I THINK
I nailed this footage. I think. Here, I took one pic
on my phone from where I was...
- I mean holy
hell. As I said in the interview... if this footage is
as good as I think it is? Absolute game changer.
One major league club sees this and I will be in
demand in a way I'm not even certain can be processed
right now. I mean, 2 outs in the bottom of the
9th, down by 4... and you hit a GRAND SLAM!??!!
Then win it in the 10th running on the field with a
gatorade bath? WHAT THE FUCK? I could go to
100 games and never see that again. In fact I know for
certain I've only ever seen highlights like that.
AND FROM THE DUGOUT!!
PLEASE LET THIS FOOTAGE TURNOUT.
- THEN?!?! A CD101
Big Room! I mean 92.9! Goddamn. For a pretty
well known band: Metric. Once again, if it turns out
how I think it turned out? Fans of this band will
be pissing themselves. Their label will be pissing
themselves. This shit is GOLD. I was able to listen to
the audio feed from the station's board and it's
pretty perfect. Once again... something that could
absolutely change the landscape for VR180. Of course
there's been planned shoots of music videos... but
live? Whew. That's a different beast. I think I nailed
- And of course
tomorrow? The fireworks. A friend lives close to
the Upper Arlington ones which apparently are some of
the best local fireworks around. If I'm close enough?
This could be another game changer. Fireworks are
INFAMOUSLY awful on video... but if I can
get close enough that you need to turn your head at
all? Or look up? Oh wow. Oh please... all of this has
happened in a WEEK. The doors that "The VR180
Revolution" video just flung open are
mind-numbing. I cannot believe it. Granted...
I have better connections here... well honestly -
I have friends at the Dodgers and in radio in LA...
they just don't respond like they do in C-Bus. Well if
I nailed these videos they certainly will
- OK. Wish me luck
tomorrow in what will most likely be the last entry
before I see this footage. I can't keep
making place-holders if I have no idea about the
quality of the shots.
- PS - I just
reread this entry. Reminds me of the Journey Volume 1
when all the Comedy Central shit happened... what an
absolute honor to feel all this shit