Radio Free Burrito Wants You
I’ve been RFB-ing most of the day.
I know, I know, I should have posted about it, but I’m still BETA testing it, as far as I am concerned.
So far, the small cadre of BETA testers and I have been having a really fun time, and one of them, our good friend HuggyBarrell, sent me this Email earlier today:
We have a friend from Faire who’s a performer. He goes by the name Moonie The Magnificent. He’s sorta a comedy juggling act. Anyway, his daughter has children’s lukemia (she was in remission, it came back). She’s going to require a bone marrow transplant. We’ve set up a section on our Faire site that’s got donations for PayPal. I was wondering if you’d be willing to maybe put a blurb about it in your weblog or something? Since he’s a performer, he doesn’t have health insurance, is my understanding.
So, now I get to do something that I truly cherish in my life. I get to use what little celebrity I have for Good, instead of Evil. If you can, would you please give a small donation to help this little girl? As a parent, I can imagine the pain, and heartache of watching your little girl suffer with a horrible disease, and feel powerless to stop it.
You can make your donation by clicking here, or you can buy a CD, that was put together by some of Brad’s friends. The proceeds are going to help Sophie out. You can check it out here.
Look at it this way: you have an opportunity to save a life, today. How cool is that?
Have you seen this yet? I must admit, it made me howl, which caused my neighbor to come over and shoot at me with his bow and arrow.
That’s all for right now. Data’s on some sort of murderous rampage on TNG…goddammit. I’ve been seeing all these shows that I’ve never seen before, because I was so pissed off and lame when I quit…and I must say, I’m beginning to feel a bit of regret, because the shows are very, very cool.
Matter of fact, that gets its own entry later on.
Thank you to everyone who sent me MOJO…I can honestly say that I felt it, and I only felt a *little* dirty…as soon as I find out, I’ll tell you all about it.
Is it bothering anyone else that the commercials on TNN are all either Miss Cleo, or some K*Tel collection of shity songs that you thought had gone away?
Isla de Encanta
I opened up my paper this morning, and I see that I am in the Technology section of the Los Angeles Times!!
This was a VERY fun interview to do, and there’s a cool picture of me, standing in the middle of Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena (breakin’ the law! Breakin’ the law! Yeaaahhh!!!) in the print version.
Check it out.
Tree Huggin’ Hippie Crap
I can’t go into the details, but I have a HUGE opportunity sitting in front of me, and tomorrow is do-or-die time…if this thing happens, I am back baby! We’re talking carreer re-birth, a new computer, and nice things for Mrs. Wheaton.
So here’s the deal: if you don’t mind, would you take 60 seconds or so, and send some good thoughts my way? I would be especially grateful if you were doing this between 2 and 3 PM Pacific Time tomorrow (Thursday).
If this works, I will have the coolest story, EVER, to post.
This was sent to me this morning by Jeff. The original can be found here.
Radio Free Burrito 2: Electric Boogaloo
I got lots of good feedback from people about the radio station, and I think it will become a semi-regular feature around here.
With the help of the lovely and talented (well, talented, anyway) Ben, from The pAved Earth, the greatest internet radio station of all time, I have figured out how to do a live broadcast, right out of my crappy little computer. So I have this idea. How about if I do a radio show sometime this week? I can play music, read some of my weblog entries, make some jokes, take IM requests, etc. I can even make multiple streams, so people on slower connections can enjoy the fun, too. It’s been a silly dream of mine since I was a kid to be on the radio, so I think I’m gonna do it, no matter what…it’d just be cooler if there were people actually listening.
TNG on TNN
I bet this sounds totally lame, but I’ve been watching (and taping) TNG on TNN tonight. Of course, since I am on the Left Coast, I missed the first broadcast, so I missed all the promos I did, so I don’t know if I sucked or not. Dammit.
But here’s the thing: I forgot just how much I LOVE Star Trek. I’ve watched “Farpoint”, The first one with The Traveller, Datalore and Conspiracy…I have remembered so many stories…I’m excited. I have some cool ones to tell, in the coming weeks.
If anyone has it, would someone please email me avis or mpegs or something, of the promos?
Vega$ ruled. I took lots of pictures, and I will put them all up tomorrow.
I’ve read all the Emails I got while I was gone. I’ll send out replies tomorrow.
Today I went to the race track with my friend Mykal Burns for a super fun microbrew festival, and some horse racing. Based on my experience last time I went to the track, I chose to stay out of the betting…so the goddamn racetrack couldn’t take any of my money, dammit. The way I see it, they have enough already.
Some cool stuff happened while we were there: we got free, uber-cheesy steins, complete with a lame logo, and everything…they are almost as nice as the high quality steins I am offering. /lame ad
We also heard this great 80s cover band while we were there, called The Spazmatics. They were really cool, and I told them I’d link them, so that’s what I am doing, because Uncle Willie keeps his promises. So there.
The feedback on the radio station has been mostly positive, so I think I’ll keep it up, at least until the end of Monday, because I have to go back to Vega$ Sunday. The Star Trek Experience wants to talk to me about booking my sketch comedy show in for a run!! How cool is that?!
I’ll update again when I get back from Vega$. I’ll have pictures.
Be nice to someone today.
Radio Free Burrito
Back when I had the lame page at Geocities, I made a radio station, because one of my dreams has always been to be a DJ. (One of my other dreams, get email from a pornstar, was fulfilled yesterday. Woot.)
I broadcast MP3’s right out of my computer, and used Live365 as a relay.
I stopped using it, because nobody was ever listening, and it took up lots of cycles and bandwidth, but I’m going to be out all day, so I’m putting it up for today. If you like it, say so in the comments, and I’ll make a permanent one.
You can tune in here.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
This is more of an announcement, than a real entry: after much gnashing of teeth and pulling out of hair, I’ve decided to make a few t-shirts and things, and sell them through CafePress. I’m doing this because people have asked me when I’m going to open the store, and opening the store, is taking an enormous amount of work. It’s more work to make a store, than it was to build the whole site. Also, I wanna put my energy into the redesign of the site, and the updating of the blog. So, I made some designs, with the help of my good friend and amazing artist Ben, and put them on T-shirts and junk. If this stuff sells enough, I’ll take it as an indication that people are interested in having other stuff, and I’ll go ahead and do the full-blown online store.