Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Post 2543 - Hello

Hello, folks.  How are you this evening?

I am writing a special introductory blog post because the issue of Frank Magazine that comes out on December 18th, and already available digitally, contains a very nice mention of this here blog. The url is specified and the blog is described as "wildly entertaining". Ha! Good one, there.

This was all a way for Frank to make nice with me after taking a couple of pictures from the blog and dropping them into articles about local radio. You see, I am known as a radio geek. I follow the medium in near-microscopic detail. I pay attention to who is at which station.  When the news of the big layoffs at Rogers was about to take place last month, I was the one who broke the news because a source contacted me first, and I was able to pass that along, beating out Frank, beating out Allnovascotia.com, and I think even beating out "On the Air in Atlantic Canada" on Facebook.

I am probably best known for the in-depth interviews with local radio personalities. It is my conceit that the radio folks can trust me and can tell me whatever they want without fear of my twisting it out of shape or taking things out of context. I'm not even comfortable using pull quotes for that reason.

I have my own youtube channel. I host all the videos featuring greetings from the various radio folks I have interviewed over the years. Go ahead and check them out.

I am most of the way through my sixth year of the Bevboy's Christmas  Tie Extravaganza. Every working day in December I get my picture taken in a different part of the city with a different Christmas-themed tie. I have had my picture taken atop Halifax city hall (which is now closed to nearly everybody), in the same prison cells in city hall that Houdini escaped from 100 years ago, and in dozens and dozens of other places and with many other people. This year's theme is "people", and I mostly pose with my radio friends.

I have also written several series over the years. I guess the best received one was the "year in review" series, in which I discuss the things that have happened to me in my long and boring life. I have also had the "things in Halifax that don't make sense" series, and stuff about the early Bevboy.  The latest series is just called "reminiscing", in which I comment and ask about various things I have seen and heard in my life.

I have no children, but have a cat named Newbie, and have been engaged to the same woman longer than many marriages have lasted. I have an aversion to housework. I am left-handed, and wonder why I have lived so long because of a form of clumsiness that is often fatal.

I have been a member of Toastmasters for 22 years now. It is a public speaking organization. I took a couple improvisational acting courses 10 years ago.

If you have just chanced on this blog because of the Frank piece, then welcome aboard. I hope you stick around for a while. Please drop me a line via a comment on any post, by sending me an email here, by replying to any tweet that advertises a blog post, or by replying to either my personal Facebook or the Bevboy's Blog fan page also on Facebook. I love to hear from you. Especially if you have something nice to say and spell words correctly.

Keep reading. Even after 6 years, I still feel as though I'm just getting started.

See you tomorrow. Another radio picture with a guy who doesn't show his face very much.


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