22 November 2008

Failure in a Few Ways

I'm a bad, bad Station Manager. I don't update this blog nearly enough. I could give a lot of excuses, one being that I'm still settling into my dual life as student and manager extraordinaire. Honestly, I just can't find time to sit down and blog and when I do have time, I'm always doing a hundred different things I need to be doing. But here it is, the long awaited Thanksgiving Break! I have time, finally. But I also have something to blog about...

Monday November, 24th, 2008 KSCL will be off-air. Don't freak out. Centenary is doing work on electrical conduits (what that mean, no one really knows) so power will be out for most of the campus. No one is clear how long these repairs will last, but there is a possibility that the power will still be out on Tuesday. Unfortunately there's nothing much we can do other than wait it out.

We've dealt with power outages before (both expected and unexpected) and luckily we've had more than a days notice this time. Unfortunately, it's hard to get word out to the listeners. I know we'll probably get a million phone calls (that no one, including the answering machine, will answer).

Now, I can promise to update more regularly, or I can promise to keep the station trucking along. In all honesty, I can make sure I can do the latter. The former, I'll try. Please don't hurt me!

20 November 2008

'Cause You Don't Know What Ya Got Till It's Gone...

This is a personal entry. About my finger. And trust me it's relevant to radio. I promise.

So, recently I've taken this endeavor to motorize my Schwinn Cruiser bicycle thereby turning it into an awesome moped that will make me cooler than your burnt out, punk-rock uncle and a total chick magnet to boot.

Anyway, today I was working on my bike, minding my own manly business when all of a sudden I lose my grip on the screw driver I was using, and my knuckle on my right index finger catches the sharp tip of a shiny, exposed handlebar. DEEP CUT!


I bleed. I see the blood. I feel like crying, but curse instead because that's what a real man does. And then I almost faint while cleaning the wound...

Now it doesn't look that bad in the pics, but that's because I cleaned it. I was worried I might need stitches, however that terrifies me, so I just decided to put the flap of skin back on my finger and bandage it up.

Why am I telling all this to you on the KSCL blog? Because right now I am sitting at my laptop typing with gauze and a sawed-off No. 2 Office Max pencil taped to my finger for a splint wondering how in the heck I'm gonna press all the damn buttons in the radio station tomorrow.

My finger hurts. And it's like black and stuff now.

This is a message mainly to all you youngsters out there (and maybe a message to some of you oldsters too). And it's a relevant message with Thanksgiving approaching too. The message is "be thankful for what you have even if it's a index finger that works properly, cause we all take things like index fingers for granted sometimes."

That being said, I want for all of you to think about what you are thankful for whenever you turn on 91.3 FM this Thanksgiving. Thank you.

12 November 2008

Parts & Labor Concert- A Great Success!

I jsut wanted to thank everyone who showed up for the concert with Parts & Labor last night. It was a really awesome show in my opinion. Goth Conglomerate opened the evening with a few laughs for everyone, and then we got to hear some awesome music from a talented group who is definitely on the up-and-up.

Almost 90 people came to Artspace for the show last night. I know it was a late event for a Tuesday evening, and many of you had to leave because you had school the next day, but we all really appreciate your supporting the station and the artists who performed.

I just wanted to post some pictures in this blog article and give you a link to some video I took last night in case you missed anything.

I also wanted to explain something else that you might have seen at the show last night. There were several people wearing black t-shirts painted with graffiti-type stencil work. These were shirts that I made as a performance art project for a multimedia writing class. The t-shirts had two lines of poetry printed on front and back, and each shirt was a different piece of the poem. The idea was to have a poem published on t-shirts and have the poem constantly moving about the room. The actual poem itself was written by me, Tyler, and was an homage to bad love songs/poetry. And the significance of having the poetry constantly moving and changing is relevant to how the same ideas in literature get rehashed in different ways by different people.
Thank you again for coming to show, and double thanks to those of you who came to show and also helped me finish my English homework by wearing one of my shirts!

Here's the poem in it's entirety:

A Dead Language: Poetic

I know my words hang wet on my lips.
So my heart will pump in Poetic-
The language of those who love someone-
The tongue of the black and red Poetic.

A dedicated, lovely, little heart-
He will translate my words to Poetic.
I'll look to the sky for the Satellite.
Red Heart says, "Lover's moon!" in Poetic.

And a man named Smith, who is dead today,
Whispered words to my ear in Poetic.
But a girl in my arms, who was there tonight,
Taught my heart to beat in Poetic.

So I thought, I think I'll dream in Poetic.
I think, I'll understand in Poetic.
I want Her to know me in Poetic.
So I'll tell her, "I love You"- Poetic.

--Tyler Davis 9/9/06

08 November 2008

Parts & Labor... & KSCL!

KSCL is hosting Parts & Labor for a show at Artspace (710 Texas Street, downtown Shreveport) on Tuesday, November 11 @ 8:00 PM. And we are totally excited about having them come all the way from Brooklyn to play in Shreveport for us. They play an awesome live set of loud, experimental indie rock that will knock you indie socks off! Also, local-ish group Goth Conglomerate led by Centenary student Austin Price will warm up the crowd with some original experimental rock of their own. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the cost will be $5.

Parts & Labor have been traveling through Shreveport playing shows for almost the last decade or so. During their Shreveport visits they even picked up a new bassist, Sarah Lipstate of Alexandria, LA who appears on the band's newest album Receivers. Parts & Labor's show with KSCL at Artspace is part of a tour to promote Receivers which was recently reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine.

That being said, we know this show will take place on a Tuesday night and that this is approaching finals time for students, but if you think you can bring $5 and your awesome self to Artspace for this show, we guaranty you won't regret the experience!