Sunday, May 3, 2015

MusicFest 2015....

Will actually be on June 13th.

Sorry for any confusion.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

MusicFest 2015 is Happening

Be sure and mark June 20th on your calenders for this years MusicFest!

This is the first time in several years that we've held one, the most recent one was in June of 2011.

Because of some of the drama on blogtv as well as other considerations we decided to sit out 2012.

Blogtv shut down in 2013 and up until this year we really haven't had a stable or suitable place to have a musicfest up until this year so yes it is happening!

Starting at 12 noon on Saturday June 20th and running all day, and I hope you'll join us.

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Show notes;

Broadcasting every Monday night starting at 9 (eastern) with many new musicians added to the playlist come check us out!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Many New Artists Added to Playlist!

For those who haven't been at the show recently, we've recently added many new musicians to the playlist, come by and check us out every Monday night starting at 9 pm (eastern) Hope to see ya at the live broadcast!



http://www.justcastlive.tv/users/indie-spotlight-live

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Back On Schedule This Coming Week

Getting back on track and will broadcast at our usual time this coming Monday night starting at 9 pm (eastern U.S.) and hope to see you folks there!

I had to work a stretch to get that 3 day weekend but I made it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Broadcast For Week Ending 4/11/15.....

Have to work this coming Monday, so I'm not sure if I'll do the show later than usual, or at all.

I'll let you guys know just wanted to give you a heads up.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2 Years Later...

Today is the second anniversary of the infamous shutdown of blogtv.com. For those of you who might not know blogtv is the website that we used for years for our live stream broadcast.

I was reading some posts on Facebook this morning and it got me thinking about how our online broadcast community kinda scattered around over the past 2 years since then.

Blogtv had it's flaws for sure, we even had a term for it when someone was having problems, we called it "getting the blog treatment" lol.

In any event I have to say that while sometimes I miss the "good ole days" it's more about missing the community. Since blogtv sold out many of us were scattered to the winds and ended up on one site or another and it was the end of an era as far as our community there, no matter how much we might or might not miss it it's a time in all our lives that will never come again.

The only real thing that I think blogtv had going for it that other streaming sites didn't at the time (and as far as I know still don't) is the co-hosting feature. Would love to see justcastlive find a way to implement that.

I saw a lot of posts especially on Facebook about people missing blogtv. Personally I don't think they miss blog at all, but I'm more than willing to bet that they miss the blogtv community. As I mentioned we all ended up on different streaming sites and not all of us on the same one. I don't think that many people transitioned to YouNow and from what I've heard from those that did regretted it, or didn't stay with it.

Those that landed on Vaughn stay there mostly out of habit and a lack of desire of telling their viewers where to find them if they moved to another site. Can't say I blame them.

iVlog, still wish we had done better on there, still think it's a great site, still want to broadcast some of the other internet projects that I have in mind on there but Indie Spotlight just didn't do well on there, I still call it right DJ, wrong bar.

I still think that if you are a music oriented show, and not just because Spotlight has done well on there, but because of the music lovers that will turn out at a show, justcastlive is the place to be and we need more music and musicians on there. People are thirsty for it, especially after 2 years of trying to find the next place to hear great music. One of the reasons I'm putting MusicFest together is because I want to help showcase justcastlive as a great place to broadcast and bring music lovers together.

As for me, well the past is to be remembered fondly, celebrated accordingly, but never dwelt upon. If even by some brilliant design blogtv came back online and said we were just kidding I would kinda nod my head and stick with justcastlive.

All the crap that has blindsided me in my personal life the last 4 years has taught me one thing;

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, all we have is today and that is why it is called the present.

I choose to live in the moment and look forward to the future. While I do wax nostalgic on the blogtv community I do not miss blogtv, to be honest about it the site was a buggy, quirky pain in the ass.
I've gone all in with justcastlive, and am happy to be a part of the community there and I look forward to seeing it grow and growing with it myself.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March Update

Just realized that I haven't posted the "official" monthly update although I have posted updates in some of the other blogs I've posted this month.

1) I've decided that since we seem to do better on Monday nights on justcastlive that is our official broadcast night going forward. I might do other shows on other nights but Monday at 9 pm (eastern) is our "set in stone" date and time going forward.

2) MusicFest '15 is happening, planning on a weekend sometime in June, details to come.

3) 24/7 streaming? I've given up on this idea for now. I'm still archiving the shows as I do them so if I decide that maybe I would like to give it another shot later I'll have plenty of material to leave on loop so it doesn't get boring.

4) The other internet broadcast projects that I've been considering are still on the drawing board. I still want to bring at least one or two of them to life but I'm not ready to do that until I've done the prep work and are ready to go. These are on the back burner while I put MusicFest '15 together.

Thank you for reading my state of the show address for the month of March :)

MusicFest Update