Clambake Episode for May 30, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for May 30, 2005.

Two in two days, unusual frequency for me lately! I talk about money; I play a song by Bullet Called Life; I hail a fallen comrade; I play a song from Camper Van Beethoven; I talk about the good life, keeping up on email, using WordPress and Audio Hijack Pro; I play a song from the Grey Book Lectures radio show and mosey.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Clambake Episode for May 30, 2005”

  1. Ken Nelson says:

    Thanks, man. Very well done, and our tears were of sadness and joy at the same time.

    I’m forwarding the ‘cast URL to Rhonda, so she can hear this as well.
    –Ken & Nancy —

  2. Tilted Edge says:

    The Text on the Left is going into the boxes here Dave.

    I have one comment on two subjects that you covered: Money, and Leo Laporte.

    I also have been a big fan of his going back years.

    Recently he said on one of his podcasts that they have to make money to justify doing the show. I understand that his show is a *very* different kind of show than your show and maybe he didn’t mean that comment to sound the way it did but it made me think of you and grass roots podcasters. Even though you make some money and are not against making money off podcasting, I can not imagine you ever saying that you have to make money on podcasting to justify doing it.

    What you said about things in life being more important than money is really true. You will be rewarded; maybe with money from other jobs, and in many other ways that have nothing to do with money, but you will be rewarded for what you do my friend.

  3. I discovered Jonathon Coulton on my ipod last fall, I think via blogdigger. Anyway, I was hooked immediately. The honesty and vulnerability he sings with in both Skullcrusher Mountain and IKEA are remarkable. Thanks for mentioning Little Grey Book.

  4. Michele says:

    I loved this one! 🙂

    I’d like to tell you I like how your new setup works: it doesn’t sound crappy to me…

    Just one thing I don’t really like: the website look very cluttered with all of that text on left, center and right, but it’s just my humble opinion.
    And you should clear the footer because if the central part is shorter than one of the sidebars it overlaps the sidebars.

  5. Sam Abuelsamid says:

    Dave, this one was right up there with your “godcast”. The segment where you talked about Ryan was absoluttely brilliant. I can’t see how anyone related to Ryan would ever have a problem with you talking about him, when you speak of him in this way. I was incredibly moved listening to your story on my way home yseterday. This is what makes the medium of podcasting so truly special. Keep up the great work.

  6. dave says:

    Ken, I’m glad y’all found it worth listening to. My failure to be a better friend will remain a source of guilt to the end of my days. The only thing I can do is be be better in the future.

    TE, I’m just tired of seeing people in crushing debt for stuff that they probably couldn’t even tell you what it was anymore. If you are going to hand over control of important aspects of your life to others, it ought to be for things that are highly important to you.

    Garrick, I subscribed to the Little Gray Book podcast feed, which has some cool stuff in it but doesn’t seem to be updated recently.

    Michele, I’m still working on the template. I felt it necessary to rework some of the CSS and structure of this template even though I don’t really know much about CSS. I still don’t like how it uses a lot of physical stuff (setting up the styles on UL.LI and UL.UL.LI rather than giving it a logical name). Eventually I’ll get all this crap straight. It’s not any more busy than the old blosxom blog or frankly many blogs. Maybe I’m not right (actually let’s just admit I’m not) but I enjoy the busy-ness of it.

    Sam, it’s Ken and Nancy and Rhonda who are the arbitrers of that and they all were touched. The deal is that ultimately although we had a moment where our lives touched, I just plain didn’t know Ryan that well. To me, that’s the key part of the story. He was kind to me but we weren’t bosom buddies so when he stood up for me against the bullies, it was more of a gift from him to me.

  7. Michele says:

    If you need some help with CSS I’d be glad to help. If you want you can sketch down a wireframe and then I’ll help you turn it to code for WordPress. Let me know.

  8. Dave, this was another great episode. I really appreciate the human touch when you tell stories about things that matter. Lance Anderson mentioned the other day in his podcast that he and Dan Klass were talking about how “in Podcasting, there is humility, and that’s what separates it from Broadcasting.” This is very true, especially for your show. I appreciate your rants and the fights you find yourself in, I like when you talk about serious stuff (like the God episode and this latest one), and I like the tech talk too. So keep it all coming.

    Your new audio setup is just fine. It may not be as polished as shows that you actually engineered for hours, but the quality is still good and it doesn’t affect the content negatively—It just makes it easier for you to make a show, so we the listeners benefit from having more shows to listen to.

    Thanks for the show!

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