Monday, June 28, 2010

Bloggin' 'bout Books - on the Radio?

I've seen a lot of references to Blog Talk Radio, but it's not something I've ever actually tuned
into before. I don't even listen to the "real" radio much. Still, I have a bit of an issue with saying, "no." As in, I can't. So, when poet Rachel Berry asked if she could interview me "on air," I agreed. She asked me a few months ago, and I was kinda hoping she would forget about it, but no such luck. I'm going to be on the Internet radio tonight. The show is called "Heart & Soul" and it goes from 7:00 - 7:55 p.m. EST. You can call in and ask questions - you just have to register at the website about 15 minutes before the show. We'll be talking about books. What else? Feel free to join us. It will show you why I avoid vlogs and the like at all costs - I always sound like such a dork!

I actually have been interviewed on air before. Surprised? It's true. When I was 15-16, I spent a year as a Rotex (an exchange student sponsored by Rotary International) in The Philippines. When I came home, the host of a local radio show interviewed me about my experience. All I remember about it was saying, "um" quite a bit.

Then, there was the time I called in to request a song on a radio station that played only very, very soft music. Like piano and other instrumental versions of popular songs. I was probably 14 or so at the time - apparently the DJ wasn't used to "young callers" phoning in requests, so he kept talking to me even though I was dying to end the conversation. I mean, what if one of my friends heard me and knew I listened to such a geeky station? *Shudders* Why was a 14-year-old on that kind of station in the first place? Well, it was a Sunday, and my parents believed strongly that the Sabbath was a day to turn off the tv, eschew our Discmen (remember those?), and engage in more spiritual pursuits. Thus, the corny station. What song was I requesting? The theme song from Terms of Endearment. One I still love, incidentally.

Anyway, if you're interested in hearing what I have to say, or if you just want to laugh at my extreme nerdiness, feel free to join me and Lady Serenity tonight on Blog Talk Radio.

(Image of Lady Serenity from her website)

3 comments:

  1. Being interviewed is kind of hard. I've been interviewed twice on radio and was pretty nervous. My problem is talking too quiet.

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  2. Wow, congrats on being interviewed. I'll have to check it out.

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  3. That was such a great interview. I think you did a great job. I love that you talked about how important the writing is, even if people like Meyer are getting their books sold. James Patterson is another writer who is a storyteller, but whose writing is not very stellar.

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