Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gig Em Live Shot

In the TV biz going live from a location one of our many ways to bring the viewers there. People live through us to experience things that they can't make it to. But just like some acts in the Circus it's done without a net. The reset button on the gaming system is nowhere to be found. Thus you will find people who feel the need to cross over into the "No Fly Zone" to try to garner what little 15 minutes they. So instances turn a little violent, my buddy Lenslinger keeps great tabs on those you should check out his blog. Others, like this one right before the Cotton Bowl can be very entertaining. Maybe they're just loyal fans of Texas A&M. Maybe just they had one to many adult beverages during the tailgate. But one thing is for sure, they know Johnny "Football". With a name like that he must be good, just ask the peeps from Alabama.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Should Old Acquaintances Be Forgotten...

The Ball in Times Square, NY. The Fleur Dis Lis over Jackson Square in NOLA. The Big Music Note in Music City. All iconic staples to help ring in the new year for millions of people wanting to count the seconds down to a fresh start. Another staple are the number of television productions put on for those who can't make it to the big event.

We all know of the craziness that well respected journalist Anderson Cooper and comedienne Kathy Griffin will bring to CNN. Her stripping down to her undies, he with a constant case of the giggles, and she trying to kiss a "sardine" while on the platform. Not to mention the sudden blood feud they have with Ryan Seacrest, and for the record I have no problem with Seacrest being punched in the face.

However nothing the duo did in New York comes close to what independent station KDOC put on the air for the big night. The constant struggle of a host and production crew led to on air F-Bombs, camera flubs, singers who can't tell time, and an all out steel cage battle royal. Alright I mad the last one up but with a telecast this bad it would have been a welcomed sight.

So as the song says should old acquaintances be forgotten, in this case yes. I'm willing to bet the Station Manager is still recovering from that hangover.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1UP 2012 In 2013

"I move forward the only direction can't be scared to fail, search and perfection..." -- Jay Z

There is no question that 2012 overall was a good year. Yeah there were the usual roller coaster moments where thing didn't go in your favor. But there were more good moments during the last 365 that I could not imagine. From being able to run with some Beautiful Bulls, to seeing a lot of my "kids" get jobs in the business, and finally getting those little statues in the mail. We hung out with the Homecoming Queen, dealt with another unwanted natural disaster, and got nominated in the process.

Now the as the calender turns to 2013 it is a new beginning. A blank canvas to be drawn on if you like. This year will present new challenges and we'll take them on like we always do. As for me my New Year's Resolution is the same as it always is, "just be a better person."

That means professionally and personally, especially the latter. I really need to find more time for myself. Eventually lay back and try to find the First Lady. I know she's out there.

That being said, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May we all continue to find success and joy in 2013. Take care and enjoy me and my peeps in action from the past year.