Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 22, 2012 – “Groaning Queues of Fun”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, March 22, 2012. This episode is again one recorded in my car. I talk about how my entertainment life is now completely dominated by queues in every medium I consume and how that eliminates the urgency to see any piece of content; I discuss how Amazon Prime Streaming of video alters my whole approach to TV; I also talk about the working middle-class midlist writers that make up most of the authors I know personally and how I am totally perplexed by their approach to the changes in publishing.

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2 Replies to “Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for March 22, 2012 – “Groaning Queues of Fun””

  1. after listening to your latest..

    consider the long view: will time spent exposing yourself to someone else’s notion of entertainment ever be more rewarding than the time spent with your new family member? doubtful.

    mortality’s a bummer, so share while you can.

    from one new father to another.

  2. Hey man, long time no listen, glad to find you’re still going strong!

    I’m totally with you about the lack of urgency given the easy access to the content, if you wait long enough. We follow a few shows (thanks to DVR it’s possible, usually) and also I’m down with “let the whole season go to DVD then watch it” as you said. It’s *really* fun to talk to somebody who’s watching what you’re watching, and that rarely happens if what you’re watching isn’t what was broadcast last night or last week, you know? Otherwise it’s all good…

    Best wishes with your novel! I’ll be curious to see if you end up going the way Cory Doctrow does it: sell all you can, and give it away for free too. I’ve bought plenty after-the-fact and he makes it sound like it works. For sure though, I see your point, artists who can’t be bothered are missing something big.

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