Audioblog for August 22, 2004

Here’s the next installment of the audioblog. It was actually recorded late late Saturday night but not put together until Sunday afternoon. It includes a theme and even some production (!). Topics covered include the question of “Why audioblog at all?”, RSS infrastructure for enclosures, Cheap Trick, the Gentle Readers, and a special audio-only tidbit of information. I’m still looking for feedback on this whole experiment. In particular, what do you think about the theme and then using that music as a bed for the first few minutes?

Related links:
Cheap Trick – Elo Kiddies, southern girls got nothing to lose
The Gentle Readers – Indiana rock by way of Decatur GA
Audacity – free and good audio editing

2 Replies to “Audioblog for August 22, 2004”

  1. hey its pretty fun to listen to you…I think the ibook recorded stuff sounds better, there is a light hiss on this audio that bugs me. One thing might be nice is to make the link to your audio blog open into a different window. For me i like to keep browsing/reading while listening to you, its not a big deal and easy to fix on my own, but that was just a thought. That wouldn’t be a problem if I was using a RSS reader. I like how in this one you kind of went over what would be in the audio blog. One thing good about text blogs is being able to search the blog or using google to find the site. Someday maybe there will be an audio search engine with voice recognition.

  2. Thanks, Dr. Jonny! I appreciate the feedback. To be honest, I didn’t notice the hiss at all, but then the office in which I edited and relistened to it has enough background noise from computers and wall unit AC that I wouldn’t hear that unless I put on headphones anyway. I’ll probably stick to the iBook from here on out. As I learn more about Audacity I find ways to do things. I might could have done noise reduction on that audio for the hiss.

    I do think that I’ll continue on having the text surrounding the audioblog entries serve as an “abstract” for that installment. That does seem to work pretty well. What did you think of the “theme music” and then the music bed under the first few minutes? I’m also curious how the experience is for someone that doesn’t actually know me and just happens across the entry. Is it all interesting for those who aren’t already friends of mine?

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