EGC Episode for Nov 23, 2004

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC episode for November 23, 2004.

I talk about why I’m dropping the term “audioblog” as relates to our clambake here; talk about Ross Rader and his interview with Bret Fausett who is trying to get his podcast licensed under webcast rules; I say why I don’t like that and why I think big media machine music is leaving me in the cold; I encourage people to podcast in their own, authentic voices; I play a great newish song from Brad Sucks; I talk more about the grand Bittorrent experiment; I play a song by DQE and tell a one degree of separation story between me and the head of their record label.

I made a false statement in here, in the heat of passion. I say that “no one has asked me anything about Bittorrent in podcasting.” That’s not true, a few people have. I was thinking of some specific people who are exploring it and haven’t, but after I finished the episode I remembered a few who have asked for and received my input. Sorry guys, didn’t mean to diss you.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

12 thoughts on “EGC Episode for Nov 23, 2004”

  1. Ross says:

    How about calling it a Blogshow?

  2. Dave says:

    Ross, that has the same problem, maybe a little worse. I want to separate what I’m doing from the blog world and emphasize that it is a new thing not covered under the rules of the previous media, even ones that it shares characteristics with.

  3. Willem says:

    The directmp3 feed is not up to date…

  4. brad says:

    According to ASCAP, the webcasting rules don’t apply anyway. I emailed them, describing podcasting, and they said that the non interactive license was all that was necessary. If you’re not making money it’s 250 bucks, at least at the moment.

    I still think that the non/RIAA route is the best way to go, but for folks who decide to use some mainstream music the non interactive licenses which are revenue based will apply.

  5. drew says:

    once again, great show dave! i totally agree about the need for an honest voice. fabulous rant.

  6. James says:

    I just refer to them as casts. It drops all the other stuff but gives you the sense of something being “sent out”. I believe I have referred to them liike that in IMs to you. Do you think that is still too close to the “podcast” bone?

  7. Fraidy Monkey says:

    BTW, your notes-free passionate rant was really cool. It was the most fun thing I’ve heard on EGC recently.

    I don’t think you really need one name for your show format. Although, I see you just called it a clambake. I wasn’t familiar with that word, so I looked it up. says its a loud, noisy party. I think that works.

    I think this world of weblogs and podcasting has enough compound neologisms. I like phrases better anyway. Therefore, I suggest “soapboxing with musical accompaniment”.

  8. Nicole Simon says:

    I like shindig (or however you write that) 😉

  9. Anonymous says:

    dave’s looking for a term alternative to “audioblog” to describe the type of podcasts he and many others are doing. he mentions he’s sort of averse to a sibling of all of our new pod-prefixed terms… podcast, podcatch, podsex…etc…

    while my…

  10. Sean Wheeler says:

    Since we all time shift this stuff. BitTorrent feeds would be bitshifts. Your playlist is the shiftstack.

  11. PJ Cabrera says:

    I’m not commenting on the content of this episode, other than to say it was wonderful for an “off-the-cuff”. Sure you rambled a bit, but it was right on. You spoke with passion, and that’s why we listen to you.

    Oh, OK, I guess I did have something to say about this episode! 🙂

    Anyhow, it’s time for the next one! I can’t wait, I NEEED your schtuff! ;-p

  12. Mike says:

    How’s about calling it an “audioslush”

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