December 15, 2014

Ten Questions?

by Chris Randall

So I have this idea of doing a monthly YouTube video.

"PARTY!!!" you all scream at the top of your lungs! You're all a bunch of cynics, and frankly I'm amazed I'm friends with you, because I'm not cynical at all.

Anyhow, here's my idea: you all anonymously submit questions via Google Moderator, and I'll answer the top ten in a live-to-camera video for YouTube. I won't do this via YouTube Live, because I'm not a complete idiot (present evidence to the contrary), and I reserve the right to edit gross mistakes and mis-management. So it would be sort of an AMA, only theoretically more fun.


Anyhow, I would prefer the questions cover subject matter I know something about (electronic music production, user interface design, esoteric control methodology, Audio Damage products, music publishing, making things, earning a living in the music business, touring, that sort of shit) but whatever gets voted to the top, I'll answer.

If it's fun and cool, we can make it a regular thing. If it's not fun (for me) or cool (for you) or generally retarded, we won't. But it can't hurt to try, right? I have made a Google Moderator page here. The questions won't appear in the list until I've allowed them, which means I'll just delete anything truly stupid, so don't bother asking nonsense.

If you have any ideas of how to make this come off better, or examples of how it's been done well, feel free to comment/criticise.

EDIT: Voting is closed. Filming now.



Dec.16.2014 @ 10:04 AM
Chris Randall
Man, there's some good fucking questions in that thread. Keep 'em coming, and don't forget to vote on your favorites! I'll do the video next Sunday, time permitting.

Dec.16.2014 @ 5:52 PM
I like that you're "not very likeable..." :-)

Dec.16.2014 @ 8:20 PM
Chris Randall
I'm so tempted to answer that one directly on the site, I can't even tell you. A soundman that worked at a club I used to do lights at told me one night that he was mixing at a different club the previous evening, and someone there asked what it was like to work with me.

"What did you say?" I asked.

"I told him the truth: that you're incredibly quick, nice to a fault, and suffer foolishness very poorly."

That, I think, is a pretty apt description, and people that know me well in real life (and there are quite a few that post on this site that have known me for decades) will probably say that's an apt description.

I look at it this way: would you prefer some market-drone with a handy packet of buzzwords spouting bullshit and platitudes to your face? Some people do. I'm not one of them. If you don't like that, tough titties. I'm easy to avoid.

(EDIT: I should state for the record that what I consider foolishness and what the person talking to me considers foolishness are not always in alignment. I'm perfectly aware of this.)


Dec.17.2014 @ 5:34 PM
Can we ask more than one over there?

Dec.17.2014 @ 7:12 PM
indeed some fantastic questions i look forward to your responses..

Dec.17.2014 @ 7:39 PM
Chris Randall
There's a few multiple questions from others, so as far as I can tell, it's no problem.


Dec.19.2014 @ 1:56 PM
Worst case you can talk about boobs, that never fails...



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