Sunday, May 07, 2006

10-year-olds Making Newscasts

Doctor Tiki started young and Johnny Johnny was right there with him. Says Doctor Tiki: I found the cable feed to my building. I was doing what Rocketboom is doing. That's my bedroom. I can't seem to get my shows out of my own house. And I have about the same amount of equipment that I do now.

Here is what Johnny Johnny said on the same topic: As kids, we loved the idea of having our own television stations, and actually went about setting up two of Canada's smallest cable networks. We found a way to splice into the cable feed coming in to our respective homes, and by adding a switcher into the head of the line, were able to intercept the feed coming into the house and replace it with a feed of our own - which was usually us, reading the news, live, from behind a desk in our respective studios (bedrooms).

We often traded reports so that our loyal viewers could get different stories from across the neighbourhood (by viewers, I mean his grandparents, and the tenants downstairs at my house). Like it or not, when we flipped the switch and intercepted the cable feeds for our respective buildings, you either watched us or you watched static. No joke.

Sadly, as most of the shows were live, not much recorded footage exists, and that which does exist is so god awful that I'd never post it. We quickly grew out of our respective mini-broadcasting phases (repeated complaints from the tenants helped speed along the process) but we never really got it out of our systems. If only there was a way to broadcast to a bigger audience...

Enter VIDEO BLOGGING. Podcasting - in VIDEO. Now, we're older, fatter, drunker, and we have access to better technology. So we decided to relive the glory days and has relaunched our show - with cocktails.

Of his current show Doctor Tiki finishes: I don't think it belongs on TV, I really don't. I'm not trying to fill the shoes, I'm not trying to make a movie or TV. This really is exploiting the medium that it is in. Have a direct relationship with the audience


Blogger lucubrate said...

Doesn't that face in the last picture say - "If you don't like me, tough"? It's almost like, "It's the internet just try and stop us".

This is a good piece, so far, it's better than anything the news has been able to put together. Speaking of the press, I'd like to see Newsweek do a piece on TikiBarTV.

Monday, May 08, 2006 3:42:00 AM  
Blogger Reverend Dave said...

I say this awhile back when Dr. Tiki was being interviewed by Kevin Pereira on 'Attack of the Show'.

Monday, May 08, 2006 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger lucubrate said...

did you swipe my youtube feed and not give me proper press credit?

Monday, May 08, 2006 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Tiki Bar TriVia Guy said...

And I would like to thank my mom and all the little people without whose help I would have to do this whole site by myself.

Monday, May 08, 2006 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Nocturnal Rockstar said...

Bullshit. That kid looks nothing like him. (sarcasm)

Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:55:00 PM  
Anonymous baked pajamas said...

Some 10 year olds never grow up... In other news, Love all the work you do TBTG...keep up the great work.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you still around? I've been lookin for some new stuff after getting bored with the forum convos. Cheers.

Sunday, May 28, 2006 7:40:00 PM  
Blogger bellabacchante said...

Awwwww. How cute is he there? Noice foind TBTG, noice foind.

Monday, June 19, 2006 3:52:00 AM  

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