Smile For The Camera!

Dear Readers: Because of a series of hacker attacks that began late last year and continued on into the 2010, much of my archives from old blogs were lost.

Unfortunately, (and a lesson learned) I didn’t have backups on my computer. But thanks to the Internet Archive site, I was able to retrieve much of what was lost.

And, it is here that I attempt to repost The Lost Archives.

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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2002

And when you smile for the camera
I know they’re gonna love it
Steely Dan

I was on television again yesterday morning!

Actually, one of the singers I back up got a spot on one of the local News Channels, 7/39 NBC.

It’s no big deal, really. The station allows bands/performers/entertainers to come down and perform LIVE on TV. There’s no monetary compensation, and it’s mainly for advertising and getting our names out there.

And we were there to promote our Friday & Saturday nights at the Bistro, as well as a new Wednesday night gig at the Red Circle, downtown.

Anyway, I had to wake up at 4:50am yesterday morning to get ready for this TV appearance.

Our scheduled TV appearance was at 8am, and we did a few “teasers” in which we performed and the camera faded to a commercial, or there was a “lead in” from the commercial back into the show…

We performed two full songs, one as the show was ending and the credits were rolling…

It was all pretty fun, actually. And we got to pretend we were big celebrities and such, but like I said… It’s no biggy… I’ve done a lot of these TV appearances in the past… It really IS fun and I enjoy chatting with the camera crew and the people behind-the-scenes.

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After I arrived home from the TV appearance, I hung out at home for a while, and then my wife and I went to the movies to see “Signs”…

I liked it!

When we got home from the movies I took this long nap. I guess I was catching up for the lack of sleep earlier. Also, the night before our early morning performance, we were at The Bistro…

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Well, back to the TV appearance….

I sometimes crack up at how those news anchor people sort of put on this “facade” and talk the way they do… and the way they carry on in front of the camera. When I imagine them in another situation, say, eating at the dinner table with the family… I sort of imagine them talking the same way they would when they do the news, and I sort of chuckle at the thought!

posted by randomguru @ 1:26am



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

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