Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kenparazzi: Random car crash on October 17 near Tucson Mall

Random car crash a block from my apartment at Oracle and Wetmore on Sunday October 17.

Monsoon Nightclub Oct 16 2010

Here are some photos from my live broadcast at Monsoon Nightclub inside Desert Diamond Casino Hotel on Friday October 16.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Electronic blast from the past

I've ended up (that's the best way to describe it) with two older video cameras that I had decided I was going to sell.

One of them was given to me at work.  They were going to throw it out and was told to take it or it was going into the trash.  The other one was from a former roommate who didn't want it anymore.

I'm short of cash (what's new?) so I thought I'd look into selling them.  You can now cue the "Mission Impossible" theme.

Electronic items are one of the few things that are expensive to buy and end up being worth a fraction of their original value not long after.

I understand now why I ended up with them.  They are both JVC VHS-C camcorders.  One of them shows a manufacture date of 1994 on the bottom.  That's 16 years ago!

Its amazing how far camera technology has advanced in that period of time.  They don't have flip out screens, they used rather large tapes (basically smaller VHS tapes), the viewfinders are flip out pieces that you look through a hole and the picture is in black and white.  They tape in color and the cameras themselves have words like "digital" on the side but what we now consider digital is not what they did at the time.

The camera I got from work did have a tape in it.  It was a video of kids performing on stage at a Mix-FM Baby Fair from years ago at some point.  There was also a couple minutes of some sort of parking lot carnival.

I looked up the model numbers on Google and found one that was on sale on e-bay.  The starting price was $4.99 and it had no bids.  I'll bet they both cost close to a thousand dollars when they were new.

Having them in my possession is an odd blast from the past.  Unfortunately I think I'm going to end up tossing them in the dumpster unless I can find someone to give them to who wants them.  Maybe someone will want to hold on to them for 20 years and they'll be suitable for donating to a museum.

Anyone need a couple of paperweights?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kenparazzi: Cosmic Bingo on Oct 9 2010

Anthony and I went to play Cosmic Bingo on Saturday October 9 at Casino Del Sol.

We sat with our friends Rick, Shawn, Daniel, and across from Chuck George from KOLD TV.

First I had to feel for host Lucinda Holliday who had spent all day at Reid Park for Pride in the Park and was pretty darned pooped.

Daniel got a chance to roll the big ass dice and rolled a winning seven.

Chuck won the coverall bingo game that got him into the money machine and scored nearly $500 bucks.  He asked me for some tips and the advice I gave him was helpful because he did pretty well.

Here's the counting of his dough.

My advice wasn't quite good enough I realized afterward because he didn't tip me.  Oh well.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kenparazzi: Leaking pipe in the Journal sales area

A pipe started leaking today at work in the ceiling of the sales area.  It is apparently a pipe that is related to the drainage of one of the air conditioning units.

Office pipe breaks amuse me.

The pipe that is leaking:

The trashcan that is capturing the water:

The disaster area.

Good times.

Kenparazzi: Storm clouds south of Tucson

View of storm clouds this afternoon to the south of Tucson through the Mega studio window.

Kenparazzi: KGUN 9 photojournalist on the roof

I started my airshift on Mega 106.3 today at 3 p.m. and minutes later got a dust storm warning for the Tucson metro area.

I looked out my studio window and KGUN 9 photojournalist Chris Miracle (left) was out on the roof in the gusty wind, dust and rain along with KGUN 9's Andrew (right).

The Kenparazzi photo:

Kenparazzi: Women's Spa and Wellness Showcast at La Encantada October 2 2010

I did a live broadcast at the Women's Spa and Wellness Showcast at La Encantada on October 2, 2010.

Here are the photos I took.  Kenparazzi in full effect.

Here's a parking lot view of La Encantada.

Will, Rosemary and Joey from Mega.

Miciah Beard from Bob's Steak and Chop House at Omni National, who is the current Iron Chef Tucson title holder, does a cooking demonstration.

Marty Bishop from 94.9 Mix-FM, Kelly, Holly and Alan from Journal sales department.

Journal sales manager Jennifer Nunn chats it up.

Mix-FM tent.

The goings on.

JP from the Journal promotions team.

This guy is either exercising or getting ready to poop.

Have to register to win!

Crowd to see doggie fashion show.

Crystal and her dog Chloe.

More goings on.

Doggies waiting for adoption from the Southern Arizona Humane Society.

Some sexually frustrated man lost this.

I don't know what he was doing to her but she didn't seem to mind.

Mega tent.

More goings on.

JP and Adrienne Walker from Mix-FM think its funny that promotions guru Jason has his hand on the side of his head.

Jason's a ham with a soda.

Overhead view of station tents.

More dogs ready for adoption.

More photos of La Encantada.

A storm started rolling in right at the end of the event.  Thanks to Mother Nature for waiting until it was over!