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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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”.

  5. 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…

  6. 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

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