Finding A Starting Point

How do I start? Where do I start? Who do I talk to? What tools do I need? When will I see results? Why am I doing this? These are the question’s that have been going through my head over the last few months. I have been searching the internet for information on how to do this successfully. There is so so so much information on the web, its like a research project from high school, sorting through and finding what is important, easy to follow, and finding a starting point.  

Well, the project is to get one million listeners to listen to Slater’s Metal Show every week. That took a year to figure out. I got my lap top a year ago and began my research.  I was blinded by the promise of internet riches, and how easy it could be.  I even signed up for one and let them set it all up, called and talked with someone a few times, I never made any money.  As I realized that I was chasing a ‘pipe dream’  I changed my direction.  The answer came to me after praying one day.  Get more involved with your husbands project.  But God, I don’t like heavy metal music.  He told me to find a way..

I tried helping him out with the show itself.  That didn’t work because he does it at night after the kid goes to bed and he won’t be disturbed.  I am not a night person.   I was going to blog about the show for each week, but I didn’t just want to talk about the stats of the band or basic info from Wikipedia.  I looked up history of metal and found that interesting and blogged once about it.  I wrote a draft on genres of metal music.  Then I saw a you tube video of a heavy metal guitarist who’s fingers were blurry as they worked their way up an down the fret board.  I decided that skill was an essential element to good metal music. The leads and solo’s are more than just simple chords and trills creating a false skill and speed.  Next I was listening to a friends band from Portland, and realized what it was about his heavy metal that made it more that just noise. The next element of good metal music is dynamic changes in rhythm and sound building up to the climax of the song and then bring the song back around to tie it back with the beginning theme. The next element I decided is meaningful lyrics.  I prefer a nice voice but in heavy meal that is not always the case. It really grates on my nerves to hear just the growling and throaty vocals that are non comprehended, If that is not the case, then the lyrics are drown out by the music. So if I can find the lyrics or an article about the meaning of the song and it has relevance then I can appreciate the music a little more.  So far I have identified three things that make good heavy metal music, skill, dynamic music elements, and meaningful lyrics.

My husband, Slater, always picks good music for his show.  He provides information about a band especially if its a local band.  There are even some interviews with bands after a couple concerts at Music Head. Slater puts in funny quotes and clips from cartoons into his show.  And plays heavy metal music from here in the US and from Europe and Australia, he hopes to reach all over the world with heavy metal music.  He has been on the Radio for two years come July.  I am happy for him.  He is trying to develop his website as well.  He wants to advertise to get more visitors. I can see how I can help with that.  I like to write so I will practice writing with this blog and develop thoughts about heavy metal music. I will find places to post information and links to his website and this blog. I will get a million visitors to listen to Slater’s Metal Show.  



About Crystal K

I am the wife of a metal head and the mom of a ten year old boy. I am proud of the work my husband has done making Slater's Metal Show. It is a heavy metal radio show both on air and online. I went to college for marketing and am helping him promote his show and website. My goal is to get one million fans listening to Slater's Metal Show.

2 responses to “Finding A Starting Point”

  1. Japia says :

    Your project seems to work out well, at least with me. : ) Your comment on my blog led me to yours and I discovered Slater’s show. I’ve been listening to it for the past hour and was entirely satisfied. I will keep on listening, definitely! It’s great that Slater provides his shows on the internet, because I’m German and can only have access via the world wide web. Thumbs up for a show that exceeds German radio programs by far.


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