My friends and I visited Santa Barbara not too long ago, and what other way to save these memories as keepsakes in the form of photos?
We spontaneously decided to drive out to Santa Barbara 11pm at night (I know, I am starting to realize I live for moments like this). We arrived within 1-1.5 hours (LA in all its beauty without the traffic), which mind you is about 100 miles out of LA.
When we arrived we got something to eat, explored what we can of SB late at night, and knocked out in the car. A couple hours later and we woke up just before the sun rise.
So something happened the other day and thought it was worth sharing with ya’ll here. I was leaving my job at KJazz after speaking with the DJ Host, Bubba Jackson, shortly before leaving– who BTW is such a kind, warm-hearted guy. I was with the radio production operator not too long before, who was showing me around the studios, and eventually bringing me into Bubba’s studio where we had a brief talk. When I left, I remember feeling a mixture of emotions– both excitement, nervousness, and just pure anticipation and couldn’t really explain it. I was on my way home from work (about 40 minutes later), contemplating, sitting pensively in silence when a car pulled up next to me as we waited at a red light. I had my windows rolled down at the time and before I knew it, I heard what sounded like Bubba’s voice playing in radio station next to me. I switched to 88.1FM and realized it was Bubba’s voice and that it was Bubba on the air. I was already almost at home at this point and I wanted to say so badly that I was just acquainted with the guy! but before I can say anything the light turned green and he drove off. It was such an intimate moment for me, knowing that I had just spoken with him at his studio where he was airing live at the time. Can’t believe in a million years I would ever be in a place to say something like this. I’m glad that people do tune into this relatively unknown station these days, as it reminds me that there is no expiration date on good music! Though this moment may seem minor to some, it was a big moment for me. Just a reminder that God does work miracles and that the world truly works in mysterious works. Always humbled, always thankful, always grateful.
If ya’ll are curious to learn more about Bubba Jackson, you could watch his facebook video here where he talks about his truest passion & appreciation for jazz and its importance in the music industry today: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156342140506967
Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about #NewMusicMondays. For those who noticed, I didn’t post my bit for the series this past Monday, which I said I would be starting, as I was still cookin’ somethin’ up. However, I made time today and will be posting this new bit next week. Excited for it, and for the many to come. Definitely stretching my muscles for this, but I’m doing this for ya’ll. I’m also looking to create an art work piece for this series as well, feel free to shoot me any ideas. (I am also still working on the art piece I promise ya’ll, it may take a while but slowly and surely it’s going to happen). Thanks for tuning in ya’ll. much much love.
Woke up to this on my Instagram feed, and my ears have been blessed.
Ya’ll know I love me some old school jams and Lance Busa from the Philippines just nailed the song Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love”! Though it doesn’t sound exactly like the original, I love how Lance put so much emotion into his performance that his audience feels it! Shown simply by the judges’ reactions! He managed to pull it off and make it sound good while at it!
Just a reminder of what a gift music is and the powers it holds!
Hope ya’ll enjoy it and it lightens your day like it did mine.
Ahhh, never thought in a million years this would be possible.
Before I begin I thought I’d drop a little backstory for those who are not familiar with who I am and what my blog is about… So as you could probably infer from my blog, music is a passion of mine, one I only recently rediscovered as in my late teens. Fast forward 2 years late and I am currently interning for a radio station called KJazz 88.1FM located adjacent to radio station KKGO 105, also known as GoCountry. I’ve been with them for a while now (only possible through God’s grace), and am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have had with the radio station thus far. Though I am only an intern and my work mostly consists of admin/ office work, just being in a field that I am most passionate about suffice for me. Not only do I get to develop bother personally and professionally, but being present around those with the same passions just reminds me of my deeper purpose in life– which is to one day start my own nonprofit organization while also keeping my dreams of pursuing music alive as well.
So long story short, last week I was approached by the Production Director / Operations Manager of KKGO at my desk. Because we are often indulged in our own work at the office, I never got a chance to formally meet him since I had started working there. He began to introduce himself and asked if I had ever done some voice over work. I responded quite confused and responded with “Professionally, never”. Apparently it did not matter, because he invited me to the studio where he sat me down and had me rehearse a script about some advertising commercials. I honestly, had no idea what to expect, but all I knew was that I had never done something like this, but it didn’t exactly feel foreign either. To me, sitting right in front of a mic was where I belonged if that makes any sense. Things kinda flowed naturally for me and felt right. He proceeded to teach some lessons, dropping words like “elocution” describe how certain syllabus of a word are pronounced. After about 15 minutes of being in the studio, we cooked something up. He told me he was going to edit it just a bit and send me the final product. Before leaving he told me that he was impressed with my work and how I caught on fairly quick. He said he wouldn’t have guessed that it was my first time working on a voiceover project. For some reason, this compliment meant the world to me.. While it was a bit tough for me, all I knew was that I liked doing it. He planned to come up with new stuff for us to work on in the future to get something on the air. While my 10 minutes in the studio lasted only a short while, it was definitely worthwhile and a moment I will never forget.
While unfortunately this bit did not make it on the air as the client preferred a male voice for this commercial ad (I know!!), it’s crazy for me to say that I almost made it to the air! However, this experience definitely didn’t hurt and only has me looking forward to the future and what God has in store for me. Super super grateful and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Below is the script of commercial advertisement along with the recording:
“This weekend takeover’s brought to you by Hoffy Premium Beef Franks. Hoffy Franks are always the highest quality with great taste and bite. That’s why people say they’re cravelicious. Stop by Walmart and pick some up for your next barbecue.”