Since I was a young child watching The Price is Right with my grandmother, I’ve wanted to be a game show host like Bob Barker. Well, my friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to a little YouTube series put together by my main man, Producer Dan called Washington @ One. You can watch my first episode here, and there are several more episodes out there that I’ve helped from the sidelines.
For me, the W@1 shoots are a great way to get out and meet real people, when they aren’t hiding behind a uniform, suit-and-tie, or company affiliation. It’s also been a great chance to get to know each other a little more, which will pay off in dividends when the new podcast launches in a few weeks.
Finally, rather than writing a blog about not blogging (which I hate), I’m just going to be straightforward and honest. I haven’t been writing much because I’m working on too many side projects. When I first launched the Wautier Entertainment website, I was DJing twice a week, with a whole 5 days between jobs before I got busy again. Since I’ve started up the site, I’ve had a lot more requests to help with video projects, photo shoots, live events, Android development, and more. I haven’t stopped DJing, I just don’t have much time to write about it while I’m spending 3 hours a night working on other projects. Hopefully, I’ll wrap a few projects up and make some more time for my readers here, but I’m not planning on turning down any potential work either.
I may have tonight off, (except for programming JaquePot) but tomorrow you can catch up with me at Camera Corner, check out Monty, myself, and NEW talent Sarah Rejak, at Milke Theater for Secrets Of The Portal, and come out for Karaoke at Black Forest. DJ Aro & Friends will be there to kick off the night, and I will take over when I catch up after the Magic.
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Anyway, I hate writing these “sorry I haven’t been writing” blogs, but this time, I actually have some REALLY good reasons why I’ve been slacking… First and foremost, I bought my DREAM DJ controller, the Numark NS7FX. Expect a rather lengthy article about it in a few weeks, but in a nutshell it’s a fancy MP3 Player… A $1300 fancy MP3 player. I’ve been spending a lot of time practicing and learning the turntable side of the DJ craft, and have been ignoring much of what gets in my way.
Also, I’ve been playing a TON of weddings the last few weeks. Since the last time I wrote, I’ve played in Florence, Iron Mountain, Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and Appleton, more than once each. It’s been a fantastic wedding season and I feel that I’ve really caught on to this year’s big trend (another blog that I have already started writing).
Monty and I are preparing for the September 25th premiere of Secrets of the Portal at Mielke Theater in Shawano. We’ve added some new material and have been training some additional helpers, not all of which will be seen on stage. This will be a larger production than I’m used to, and it’s certainly a show I’ve been looking forward to for a LONG time. He was on the radio promoting the show this morning, so we should have a decent crowd in attendance.
My EVE Online friends at Cha0sTheory have escorted me to my first PVP kill ever! Sure, the victim was on autopilot in low-sec, and yes, I stupidly allowed gate guns to take my ship, BUT I’M ON THE BOARDS BABY! The Simplistic Syndicate and the Cha0sTheory alliance are rapidly expanding and need to make some money quick so we can build our outpost, so I crunched some numbers and will be starting a PowerBall-esque lottery in game. As simple as this sounds, I’m expecting tens of thousands of players every week and I won’t be able to handle all of the transactions without a fairly decent system to manage the process. I’m in the process of writing a program that will handle all of the busywork associated with the lotto. Full details will be available when I launch, probably sometime in November.
And finally, I’ve been trying to find contacts that would be willing to speak at, and attend a TEDx event in the Green Bay / Appleton / Neenah area. I’ve been a fan of the TED Talks YouTube page for years, but only recently found out about the TEDx program that allows smaller scale events to be managed independently. I’d love to find or built a community of thinkers that share their ideas, and give them a forum to do so. Right now, I’ve got an event nearly ready to put on the calendar, but I’m waiting for TEDx to reopen the application process, sometime around October 11.
OH, I almost forgot about the Greg Jennings benefit at Oneida Country Club, Touchdowns for Hope! Greg has pledged to donate $1000 to House Of Hope for every touchdown he scores this season. I was invited to assist my good friend Steve Richer on the photography front. If you’d like to see the pictures our team took, you can do so at http://www.imagequix.com. You’ll need the following login info as well. Feel free to order a few prints, all proceeds to back to House of Hope.
- photographer ID: D9NK69K
- Event ID: Greg Jennings Foundation
- Pass: gopackgo
Just a quick note, I’ll be tied up nearly every Saturday morning for the rest of the year. I will have my Action DJ schedule by the end of this week, and I have been offered some bookings with other agencies. As always, feel free to contact me with any booking inquiries.
So tonight I have a wedding at Stone Harbor, tomorrow I’ll work my Saturday shift at CCCP AND play a wedding in Appleton. Then, starting Thursday, I’ll be working with Monty at the Outagamie County Fair all the way through Sunday, with a wedding on Saturday night to boot.
Today I’ll be heading down to the main office of Cellcom to get my new BlackBerry Curve 8530, so be sure to fill it up with texts and tweets!
I have been asked to represent Camera Corner / Connecting Point on a New North discussion panel next Tuesday, May 18th. This appears to be a private event, as I cannot find any information about it on their site or anywhere else in the blogosphere.
The New North is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the businesses and strengthening the economy of Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Waupaca, Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Marinette, Door, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Florence, Menominee, and Waushara counties.
I will be hosting Karaoke at Black Forest in Howard Friday 5/7. Come see me and sing a song, 9-Close.
I have a wedding to celebrate in Neenah tonight, but if you’re looking for Karaoke, you can catch DJ Aro at Black Forrest and Dave Pagel at Mikey’s Pub, both in Green Bay. Catch up with you soon!