Some studies say that the best way to learn something is to put it to music or to make it funny. Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show would go one step further and say do both. Victor Villegas is a technologist at heart who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology to improve work and better their lives. He bridges techies and users and has a knack for explaining technology in simple and easy to understand terms. When not working for the Oregon State University Extension Computing Technology Unit, Victor is combining his love of drones, education and music to produce song parodies that promote the message of flying safe. He’s the Drone Singer (@DroneSinger) and he’s here to share some of his songs and talk about the inspiration and message behind his passion.
- [01:29] Meet Victor Villegas
- [01:54] Where did the idea for the Drone Singer orginate?
- [02:07] Song Discussion: “If I Had A Drone For Christmas”
- [05:03] Community response to the drone parodies
- [05:21] Song Discussion: “Fly Away”
- [06:56] Education aspect of the songs
- [07:26] Song Discussion: “Drone of Fire”
- [08:50] The song writing process – how long does it take to write a parody?
- [09:44] Victor’s music background
- [10:10] Victor’s drone flying background
- [12:17] Song Discussion: “Dronie Dronie”
- [14:07] Victor discusses his message of safety and education behind the drone parodies; recognition by industry peers and other involvement in educational forums
- [15:40] Song Discussion: “Another One Buys A Drone”
- [17:11] Song Discussion: “Inspire Valentine”
- [18:09] Other favorite songs including a Song Discussion of “Drone on the Range”
- [19:11] What’s next for the Drone Singer?
- [19:55] Victor discusses the ultimate vision of the Drone Singer
- [20:44] Final comments by Victor
- [21:20] Closing