Audioblog for Nov 14, 2004

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the audioblog for November 14, 2004. Yes, that’s a few days ago. I recorded this Sunday morning but just got it posted now. Life is very lifelike lately.

I talk about Voices in Your Head and how it is different from the radio show; Warren Ellis is interested in podcasting and I fear for us; I play a clip from SPXDS and talk about southern accents with a veer into anger at the stereotyping of southerners; I play a clip from the Gillmor Gang and note the irony of skepticism about the business model of podcasting coming from the heart of a podcast; I play a song by the Gentle Readers (different than the theme, my absolute favorite song of theirs).

It should be noted that I seemed to be pretty angry about a lot of stuff when I recorded this episode. I almost certainly misidentified several of the voices in the Gillmor Gang piece, and almost certainly overreacted to some extent. Such is the nature of recording a “soliliquy.” If I had a co-host, they’d call shit on my game immediately and rein me in rather than letting me cringe afterwards. I do think the “If this was true, we’d be making money hand over fist on broadcasts on CB radio” is one of the most spectacularly dumb things I’ve yet heard said about podcasting. Also, I was making the assumption that Warren Ellis was interested in producing podcasts – from email he tells me that isn’t on the agenda but that he wants to hear them. Que sera. If and when he gets in this game, I want to hear the crazed shit he comes up with. So there you go, a show full of misplaced anger and factual slipups. I’m ready to go into professional talk radio!

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6 Replies to “Audioblog for Nov 14, 2004”

  1. Liked what you said about innovation and Podcasting, well, our innovation seems to be working, but perhaps it is too innovative – as we cannot get listed in the iPodder.org Directory!

  2. Nice rant by the way, being from Texas, I imagine I get a little more gruff since I’m from the state that built Bush. Regardless, I dug it, if it’s okay, I was thinking of playing that portion on my own podcast and talk about it a little more. Anyways, thanks.

  3. Paul, thanks. What’s the podcast in question that isn’t getting listed?

    OWA, thanks. Of course you can play some of this. This is all Creative Commons licensed, so as long as you aren’t selling it and provide attribution for the source, anyone can sample or incorporate any of the audio of me talking.

  4. I’m listening to your response to the Gillmor Gang’s bit about “where’s the podcasting business model?” And the first thing that came to my mind is the title of Marsha Sinetar’s old book: “Do what you love, the money will follow.” I think that any endeavor that engenders as much excitement–by producers and listeners–as podcasting has will grow by virtue of its intrinsic value, cash-flow or not. The business model–if one is needed–will make itself known.

  5. Steve, no you don’t need to change anything.

    Fred, I agree completely. Doc had the right idea in that show – you don’t have to burden this thing with requiring a business model in the first few months of existence. It will all work out, and my bet that what we end up with will be unrecognizable from what we anticipated.

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