Monthly Archives: December 2007

RockBot 5000: The Genesis…

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TEF002_RockBot 5000 - The Genesis

Date: December 03, 2007

I thought I’d just take a brief moment in time, to give a little history surrounding “Rocky”…My side kick personality around here…who happens to be my computer…

Many parts of what you are going to see going up here, at the EQ. Foundation, are bits and pieces of multiple projects. Rocky is one of the more interesting projects, which never saw the light of day…until now.

Some of my old sites and pages have gone through substantial changes, and been refocused towards serving a different purpose…as more will…That is why the “RockBot 5000” is now here, as part of the EQF.

“Rocky” is informally short for “RockBot 5000″…

A few years ago, it was my intention to open an account with live365.com, and start producing a regular, pre-recorded radio show entitled, “The RockBot 5000 Show”. It would have centered around classic rock, metal and some pop. Rocky was going to be the host.

I even half recorded a few shows…and did a show or two, with both myself and Rocky…even going so far as to “hold a conversation”, between “the two of us”…Actually pulling something like that off, is a work of art (and no…I’m not implying I pulled it off, all that well).

Well, with all the politics and squabbling going on, surrounding high rate increases, for the right to use commercial music…it eventually soured me on the idea of going forward with this.

To me, it just seems like the high power record companies, and larger media companies should quit trying to muscle us smaller people out of the scene. Heck, most of us are not even in it to make money, we will never have more than a small audience…and good grief…for so many of us, it is just a hobby amongst music lovers…not so evil, really…

…but, I digress…

I am not made of money, and have to watch my income and outflow closely…plus, doing a regular show is a commitment…something I am still not sure I am up to, at present.

Anyway, the whole “radio show” idea went through several changes…I even redesigned my old web page, and recorded a show or two using it’s title, “Steve-D’s Midnight Zone”…which came off pretty cool, to be entirely honest…

Naturally, after I opted not to go with Live365, I started to privately flirt with the idea of recording shows and offering them to one, or both, of the existing online boylove radio stations…Then there was an abrupt exodus from Sure Quality Radio…which I had no insiders information about, but made me pause and think to myself…”Something is going on there, and it is probably not good”…So, I just sort of sat on the fence…and then, two of the main BLs left at SQR, went to jail…

…Wonderful…and then the paranoia slipped back in, as to who could be trusted to just do the work of running this type of resource, and not compromise the security of everybody who got involved with it…

…and BoyTalk Radio…well…they are there for music performed by boys…So, I never quite knew if I even should offer, or not…

As things stand, I’m not really interested in pursuing that project…but, maybe later on…Right now, my life is turbulent, and I need to make some serious changes…Get myself out of where I am currently at. So, this isn’t even much on my mind, anymore.

But, anyway…I just thought I’d “introduce” you to Rocky, by giving you a brief history behind “him”.

All the best…
Steve Diamond

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