I was told my blog was impersonal without my name or anything about who I was. I like being anonymous. I am socially awkward.
My name is Kent Karnofski; my on-air name is DJ Barnabas. I am an extraordinary audiophile. By formal training and current day job, I am a mathematician, scientist, and engineer. Otherwise, I like to travel, big trips and small. I write some and practice photography from time to time. I listen to a lot of music and I do not like much TV. I like to wear shorts; I like to wear shoes if I am hiking or running. My hobbies include hiking and running. I have a woodshop with a great variety of results, from bad to good.
I started writing a blog in 2016 with the goal of being more involved with music, and maybe finding some like-minded people. I was looking for an avenue to share music that I loved and to share new music that I found. What I discovered was that writing gave me a new way to consider the music I listened to, and a new way to relate life events to music. It also generated a new drive for me to find new music.
As a continuation on that theme of searching, in January 2019, I started my own radio show on local, all-volunteer, KBFG 107.3FM. At present, Community Noise airs Wednesday at 7pm, and (repeat) Saturday at 11am (Seattle time). It’s a cool show. We also stream worldwide.
My blog is about sharing great music, and hoping that others find something new to them. And I hope readers will show me things I’ve never heard before and should. Community Noise is a place to find and share music.
My blog is not about making money for myself or others. My blog does not carry advertisements. I respect privacy – I will not use, abuse, or share your names or e-mail addresses. I would enjoy interacting with people via comments and e-mail exchanges. CommunityNoise.firstname.lastname@example.org