I was told my blog was impersonal without my name or anything about who I was. I’d thought about that … but I didn’t think very hard. I like being anonymous. I am socially awkward.
My name is Kent Karnofski; my on-air name is DJ Barnabas (in case I ever have a radio show). By formal training and current day job, I am a mathematician, scientist, and engineer. Otherwise, I like to travel, big trips and small. 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’ve been trying to figure out how to be more involved with music, whatever that means. I saw an advertisement for an internet radio station looking for people to host shows. They were open to any kind of show, I guess: music, talk, “news”, poetry reading, dogs barking. I wondered if I could keep up with a show every week and I didn’t know how to present myself. My first thought was to put together a podcast – I would call mine a “punkcast” – as a way to get started. If I could keep up with a weekly show on my own, I’d be more comfortable committing to a radio station.
I didn’t like what I was reading about copyright violations/paranoia and I didn’t like software that I was finding for what I wanted to do. Thus, I started with a blog. If the blog continues to go well, meaning I enjoy it and I post with some regularity, then I’d like to add a punkcast to the mix.
I am not trying to monetize people with this blog. Not only do I hate that word, but that’s not my motivation for this work. 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.