Musical ADD. My show. My Personality shown in music!
By Ryan Dunaway in tru Radio BlogMy weekly show runs on Sunday nights and has for the year we spent as NSPRadio over on Guild Wars 2. In the beginning it went through quite a few interations, but due to my vastly eclectic taste in music, I eventually decided I wanted to just play two things:
1. Music my listeners wanted to hear. ANY music my listeners wanted to hear. There would be no prejudices here. Everything was game! From rick-rolling your best friend via a request (Happened WAY more than once!) to that slow jam that was going to hit your significant other right in the feels. It didn't matter. I wanted everyone to hear something they were going to enjoy at some point during the show, and that meant opening up and being open-minded about what got played. Abba to ZZ Top. And everything in between.
2. Music I wanted to hear. This applied to slow nights or nights where I just couldn't seem to get the audience in participation mode. My taste is crazy. One second I'll be playing Cowboy Troy, then it is AC/DC, then right back to Little Mix with Salute. It was Musical Whiplash at it's finest!
Once this was decided, I remembered back to my RadioFTW days and remembered going by the name DJ Random as this was the second and more appropriate name that was given to me by the other DJ's. (If you couldn't decided what name to go with, like me at first, then they would let you do a dry run show, listen and then suggest a name based on what they heard. The first name they gave me was DJ Cowboy. Yes, it was because of my accent, lol).
Having already picked the name Genogoth (As this was my online identity for decades already.) I knew going by DJ Random again was out of the question. I decided instead to name the show that I was going to do Live, Musical Random. Yes, I agree. It was a horrible name. After a few other tries at finding something fitting, I came to the conclusion that Musical ADD was as good as anything and extremely well descriptive about what everyone was about to get into.
It wasn't until MUCH later that the show morphed into this Megamix/Mashup idea. And now, here we are. Having a blast each and every Sunday night, being ADD about the games we play along with the music we are listening to!
Let me know what you think of the show. Something you want to hear? Something specific you want me to play during the show? Get a hold of me and let me know!
Why I do this.
By Ryan Dunaway in tru Radio BlogI've been asked in the past why I do Internet Radio. The answer is pretty simple. I have two major loves in my life outside of Family: Gaming and Music. Internet radio allows me to combine these loves and share with everyone else that has similar interests.
This passion started with my first MMO: City of Heroes. My adventures in Paragon City led me to discover a Supergroup that was engrossed in bringing music to the citizens of Paragon City that they could enjoy while they were fighting crime and otherwise just hanging out beneath the massive statue of Atlas in Atlas Park. KFTW: Radio FTW was my first test of what I could do as a voice inside of a game, and it was to great effectiveness as we were extremely well known throughout the Virtue Server. When KFTW threw a party, it was something to see.
The pinnacle of this stretch in my time with KFTW came during one of our parties: The Summer Beach Bash, of which I was DJ'ing and hosting. There were over a hundred players gathered on the beach having a great time.
Due to lag issues with that many people, I had moved to the top of a nearby building and was DJ'ing from the top of this building when all of a sudden, Ghost Widow joined me. Ghost Widow was one of the Developers of City of Heroes and the community manager at the time. She thanked me and KFTW for our contributions and before I knew it, there were other Devs at the party, hanging out with the player population, and I got a special unique title for the night. It was amazing!
Similar situations have happened since then in other games as well. The most recent was being joined by ANet members during our live shows in Lion's Arch in Guild Wars 2. We have always made an impact on whatever community we decide to support, and have always had the full support of the Development teams of games we strive to have a presence in. That means a lot to me. Games are nothing without a strong community bond and I'm always just happy to do my part to help that out!