Happy 2010!

Happy 1910!

Happy 1910! Oh wait... I was supposed to find something for 2010. Close enough. What's a century matter anyhow.

First and foremost, Happy New Year to all our viewers from all of us at digitalflood.com. It’s unbelievable that we’re done with 2009 already and that we’ve just begun 2010. Nevertheless it’s true. We’ve got a lot planned for 2010 so be sure to check out df.com daily.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to add us on your favorite social network of choice so you know when we update.

Speaking of updates, digitalflood Pirate Radio Vol. 6 Episode 1 will be out this Monday (1/4/10) at the latest. If all goes well we’ll record it by this weekend. We’ll also be recording Vol. 6 Episode 2 with DJ A.D.D. this weekend. That episode should be out the following Monday (1/11/10). We’ll keep you up to date as both episodes get produced and near release.

Lastly, thank you all for helping us have such a successful 2009. DF.com is now over ten years old, but we have no plans on slowing down. Our viewership is stronger than ever and Pirate Radio is in high demand. We’ll be kicking it into overdrive this year and really taking Pirate Radio up a notch or two. 2010 marks the fifth year of Pirate Radio production and we plan on making it the greatest Volume to date. You won’t want to miss this– Volume Six is guaranteed to rock hard.

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DF Pirate Radio – Cliffnotes (2009 Season)

Cliff Notes – 2009 Season

* The latest edition to the digitalflood Pirate Radio arsenal for 2009 is a new M-Audio XSession Pro MIDI controller, which when coupled with Atomix Virtual DJ allows DJ digitalflood to mix music in real time seamlessly during live mix recorded sessions. Take a listen and see if you can hear the difference?

* Literally an hour before recording “Oi Vai, This Ain’t Kosher (Vol. 5 Episode 2)” of DF Pirate Radio, DJ digitalflood dislocated his left shoulder. DJ digitalflood had been recovering from shoulder surgery on his right shoulder and this left his collar bone imbalanced. The result is his other shoulder popped out and left DJ digitalflood in some major discomfort all of an hour before recording was to begin. Nevertheless, DJ digitalflood and Reverend Damian Baker recorded the show (albeit at a slower pace). You cannot even tell what happened and indeed this only proves the dedication the cast has to the show.

* Reverend Damian Baker is really converting to Judaism. The good Reverend has previously grown up Roman Catholic, became Methodist as a young adult, and had family who was Presbyterian. He’d spent the last few years as a Unitarian Christian before deciding to seek a Rabbi and proceed down the path of Judaism. Reverend Baker spent his early college career studying Christianity and was actively looking into becoming a Protestant Minister. That was about the time he met DJ digitalflood at SUNY Orange (circa 1996) where they were both members of the WOCC Radio Club and deejayed on the station.

* M’Weezy is really studying to become a Registered Nurse and in her second year at college. This makes her availability spotty during the course of this Pirate Radio season (Volume 5) as classes continue to intensify and take up more of her free time.

* Groucho really did get MC Mary @ The Disco! with a static shock on her butt during the recording of “The Groucho That Stole Christmas” and no– DJ digitalflood didn’t teach him how to do it.

* DJ digitalflood’s house is pretty small. It has two floors comprised of approximately 500 square feet. The first floor is where Pirate Radio is recorded during seasons four and five. The floor plan is fairly open allowing audience guests to sit in the living room and watch the radio show be recorded in the computer area. Other times guests sit over by the dining room table, which is on the other side of the recording area. The kitchen is just beyond the dining room and as pointed out by MC Mary @ The Disco! has a rather slippery waxed surface.

* Just prior to recording this season, Sheeva passed away of terminal lung cancer in the Spring of 2009. DJ digitalflood dedicated “The Beat Feast 2009 Redux (Vol. 5 Episode 3)” to her memory.

* 2009 marked ten years of digitalflood.com and 2010 marks five years of Pirate Radio (there have been six seasons, but one was only an episode long– in 2007 DJ digitalflood went on hiatus to get married and have a kid hence the one episode season). This season DJ digitalflood did a lot of reflection on his DJ and audio production experiences that lead up to this milestone. “The Slighty Unpleasant Dream After Hanukkah (Vol. 5 Episode 4)” is a nod to DJ digitalflood’s exposure to the underground goth and industrial club scene, which molded much of his remix sensibilities early on. Meanwhile the “flAnneljAm: After Dark (Vol. 5 Episode 5)” is a nod to his early deejay and radio production education during his college years. Each was important in shaping DJ digitalflood’s Pirate Radio show and arguably without those influences the show would not exist today.

* digitalflood Pirate Radio is still produced on the same computer used when the show started in 2004. Last year additional memory was added. This year the main hard drive failed and had to be replaced. Otherwise, the computer system is nearly the same as it was in 2004. Regardless of this, overall audio production quality has noticeably improved thanks to updated software production applications and additional new recording equipment, as well as, an overall improvement in production techniques used by DJ digitalflood himself.

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Pirate Radio Vol. 5 Episode 2 – “Preview”

Reverend Damian Baker

Reverend Damian Baker

As you may remember (or not since it’s been so long), we already recorded our first digitalflood Pirate Radio for the year (Vol. 5 Episode 1) back in January of 2009. Because of that show, this new and forthcoming Pirate Radio show will be labeled “Vol. 5 Episode 2”. Hopefully this explanation will avoid confusion when you see it up on df.com in some nine days and counting down. I didn’t want you to think I was pulling some cheesy Star Wars hokey release a later episode before the earlier episode garbage.

I’m happy to announce Vol. 5 Episode 2 will be guest hosted by none other than Reverend Damian Baker. The good Reverend’s profile can be found on DF Staff Page #2. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts M’Weezy will not be available, but all that means is there will be no one to reel me in. As such, this should be an episode to remember. Throw in the fact that the good Reverend always shows up with a few musical surprises and you can for sure understand this is an episode you’ll need to have in your df Pirate Radio MP3 collection. As I always say, “Let’s get into it!”

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This Isn’t American Idol, Is It?

Towelman Rocks!

Towelman Rocks!

Calling all wanna be guest hosts… here’s you’re chance to get on digitalflood Pirate Radio! We are now scheduling guests for Pirate Radio; so hit us up if you want in via comment, email, or social network of your choice.

If you have a band and would like to be on Pirate Radio we can work that out as well. Here’s your chance to be immortalized (or at least that’s what you’ll tell yourself to shrug off that oh so dirty post Pirate Radio recording feeling– we like it that way). You’ll need to provide us with 10 MP3s of your choice. Be sure to let us know why you should be on Pirate Radio.

Can’t make it to Warwick, NY? Send us an MP3 with your Pirate Radio shout outs, requests, or clips of random uncontrollable screaming to: [email protected].

Been on Pirate Radio before? Here’s your chance to make a comeback! We’d love to have you back on the show again.

Remember, it’s not about talent when it comes to Pirate Radio… it’s about putting up with my unending ramblings and long winded stories that lead to nowhere. It’s all in the name of comedy though so suck it up and take it like a man (unless of course you’re not a man… then take it like not man)!

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DF.com Rebranded, Pirate Radio Countdown!

Digitalflood Pirate Radio

Digitalflood Pirate Radio

If you’re staring at this on our web site (df.com) and not from one of the many places we aggregate updates to (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc…) you can already see I’ve redone the site branding to be more “Pirate Radio” in nature. SURPRISE! If you haven’t checked out the new site, be sure to click through and see what we’ve done. You’ll notice all the pirate goodness (depsite M’Weezy’s assertions that ninjas can be beat pirates– we all know that pirates rule). I’ve been hard at work with this new df.com rebranding and it’s one of the many surprises to come over the next few weeks. We’re right now on df.com version 11.1.2 (final). I’m hoping you enjoy the new look. As always, let me know what you think.

On to the big news, DF Pirate Radio will be recording over the next few weeks and I’m looking to drop the first episode to you by Thanksgiving weekend on 11/28/09. While my arm is still pretty sore and mostly unusable, I’ve figured out ways to work around my limitations. I should be able to mix the show without a hitch. If not, it looks like some lucky cast member will be getting a crash course in DJ mixing (should be a blast). Watch for a live countdown timer to appear on the site in the next 24 hours that will countdown to go day, which is 11/28/09!

Hoist the line! Tie down the yard arm! Weigh anchor! Set sail, no quarter! ARRRRRR.

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