Saturday, 30 December 2017
ANCIENT VISIONZ IN 2018
During my holiday break I thought about how to take the site further forward since announcing The Wastelands would go on hiatus. I'm not stopping radio shows altogether, but am moving ahead with the talk radio side of Ancient Visionz, focusing on interviews and discussions. Concentrating on the chat shows also frees up time to invest in writing reviews, which cover both music and movies. A concept, which was difficult to balance in the past.
The Wastelands is on hiatus due to a lack of support for the live editions. It had got to the point where I could no longer DJ to either 0 or just 2 people. But, I'm actually relieved and stoked to be progressing forward. I'm currently exploring a few areas to expand the chat show, but maybe restricted by the usual DIY funds barrier i.e. zero budget studios.
Ancient Visionz Options for 2018
1. One option is to either upload the chat show interviews to YouTube, or to somehow integrate the Ancient Visionz Radio show/site with YouTube. Not sure if it is viable yet, but could be a cool addition and would feature content from the site and radio show.
2. I'm also recruiting guests to join me on a monthly round robin show to discuss metal, punk, movies, comics, indie film, and underground hip hop. I'm trying to balance out the interviews and shows and provide more of a mix.
3. Other new areas I want to make available are for people to request movie reviews whether major or indie releases. If there is a film you would like me to write about, then just hit me up. I can record movie reactions from the theatre (only audio form atm), and also write on the site.
4. And, yes another option currently on the table is streaming games or various albums with me and my co-host VX offering our insights and thoughts as we hear the music, play the game, etc etc.
5. Pre-made basic written interview questions. Sometimes it is difficult for artists/people to commit to radio show interviews, or answer 20 written questions. Another option could be to list 10 basic/general questions that can be tailored for any music/film, and are available to answer and email back to myself to post on the site. Possibly another section added to the tabs at the top of the site with the heading 'pre made interviews qs to email back to AV', or something like that.
Atm folks, it is just all food for thought.
I want to thank those who have stuck with my various shows, and I am grateful. However, it was time to continue forward and evolve. The response to the chat show has been incredible, and it is great to interact with people. There is more substance and purpose to it, and is much more enjoyable.
Many more updates and announcements coming soon, so be sure to check the site and my Twitter feed for the latest. Myself and Patrick shall be posting regular reviews, and I'm rather excited to start writing about some of the questionable movies I watch.
If you are interested in joining myself on Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, or would like to start requesting film reviews, or have any suggestions, then feel free to email me at email@example.com
Peace and talk to you all soon!