Clambake Episode for June 18, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for June 18, 2005.

It’s a long show with a lot of buildup of topics since the last episode. I talk about the (temporary) cessation of iPodderX as a sponsor; I talk more about life in Conway, South Carolina; I play a song from the Arts and Sciences; I talk about Open Culture, the public domain, the formation of dual systems of “open and closed” culture, Fictionwise, Project Gutenberg, DRM and lots of stuff mashed together; I spin an awesome Michelle Malone tune; I note there is a new Voices In Your Head interview published; I play a new ID with Bruce Campbell thanks to Michael Butler; I found the VU metere in Audio Hijack Pro! I discuss the joy of my low tech lawn mower; I play a song by the Gentle Readers; I mention the stuff packages and then it’s over.

Note that I talk about Phillip Roth and Catch 22. It sounds a little like I’m saying that I think Roth wrote it, but I know that isn’t the case.

Don’t forget, you can fly your EGC flag by buying the stuff package.

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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.

15 thoughts on “Clambake Episode for June 18, 2005”

  1. Griffin says:

    Briliant Podcast BTW, (actualy its the only one I Regualy listen to, till I get a podcast client)
    anyhow I just wanted to rase an Isue that many people may not seem as aproblem but,…
    All these bands you play, when you try and aquire there CD’s you have to live in the United States to get hold of them. Wich is a bugger if you live anywhere else, in the wider world (like Europe for instance). If music free from the constraints of the RIAA, (sp?) music must be avalable world wide for evryone to acsess and (without theft) and give money direct to the artists.

    (I know Itunes is doing a ‘good job’ but only if your happy to have a licence to listen to music and not OWN the things you but).

    Keep Podcasting,

  2. James says:

    I’m not sure I understand why you have to live in the US to get the music.

  3. James says:

    Oh and BTW, Griffin, Happy Birthday!

  4. Ken Nelson says:

    Just in time for Father’s Day — a jumbo-sized EGCast. Don’t, I repeat don’t, feel obligated to truncate your explanation of your views to fit some pre-ordained idea of length-correctness.

    Grace the Wonder dog appears to the left of the comment box as I type, and all’s right with the world.

    Between the jumbo-sized podcast, and new neat pix, I’m hoping to break 90% on the TWAC-scale, all before the NASCAR race starts.

    Senior TWAC

  5. Curtis says:

    Enjoyed the podcast and definitely understand the difficulty in your producing it and thank you for continuing to contribute your time and effort in getting it out. One comment you made about Leo (and yes, it would be good for you to get an interview with him….)and his TWITcast, as he likes to refer to it as. He does not charge for it. Seems he uses a similar model as yourself in that he asks for donations. You are then “subscribed”.

    I notice you offer a package of “stuff” and from what I gather that is how you get some of your monetary needs met. Both models are voluntary, though I think Leo forgot that due to one of his most recent posts to one of his subscribers, in offering his money back…. Seems a donation is a donation is a donation.

    As to your views on music, I definitely like the idea of using non RIAA music and indie artists. I have not done so but as soon as I am financially able I am going to start building my collection with indie artists.. Though some of the oldies I guess I’ll have to go with since they would still fall under the perview of the RIAA.

    Keep up the good work. And enjoy that great beach weather!

  6. Griffin says:

    What I was getting at is, the internets agolbal thing, and the CD’s are mainly only relased in the US by mail order, It world br a good idea to like have a dontaion form, then and email sent out to those who donate so they can download the music directly.

  7. Griffin says:

    Thanks James 😀

  8. PJ Cabrera says:

    Hey, Ken.

    I got over 90% in the TWAC scale. Don’t you get any ideas and try to dethrone me! I read the blog AND the comments, and then I troll the Flickr photos and read and post comments there too.

    I am king of the TWACs! Listen to me roar! 😀

  9. PJ Cabrera says:


    What you need is a distributor of indie artists’ CDs, with cheap worldwide shipping options. Sounds like a business opportunity waiting to be filled.

    Hmmm. 🙂

  10. PJ Cabrera says:

    Hmm, forget the shipping thing. Digital media needs no stinkin’ shipping.

    What we need is for Magnatune to pick up more indie artists. Or for another Magnatune to come out and sign some other indie artists than Magnatune already has.


  11. Brian says:

    I have a reel mower too. I love it. I like pieces of equipment that I don’t have to shout while using if I want to have a conversation with someone. I can mow with my reel mower while talking to my wife as she works in the garden.

  12. Tilted Edge says:

    When you mentioned iPodderx and the sponsorship, I could not help but think about the situation with iTunes including podcasts. I get the impression that they are scared shitless although they counter that their product will have features that iTunes initially doesn’t have such as movies. Call me old but I remember Trumpet Winsock and how Microsoft quickly did them in.

  13. Ken Nelson says:

    You are truly at the top of your game.

    For all the marbles, how hot was it on Dave’s screen capture of the Conway temperature that he posted to Flickr? How hot did it feel like?

    Extra Credit: what was the date/time, and what was the source of the data?

    Triple bonus: why should the source of the data be a surprise to the loyal EGC minions? Is a minion also a TWAC?

    I enjoy reading your comments here at the ol’ EGC homestead. This whole TWAC thing has had me chuckling for a few days now.

    Senior TWAC
    PS. I pretty well own the Senior title anyhow 🙂

  14. PJ Cabrera says:


    Ah, I admit when I am in the presence of a great TWAC. Your TWAC powers are mighty and impressive.

    The temperature was 90 degrees, but it felt like 100 degrees. The source was ** gasp **!

    I don’t remember the date and time of the temperature screencap. You may give me only half of the extra credit. 🙂

    The source of the weather data should surprise any loyal EGC minion, because Dave had told us in his early podcasting days, that had pissed him off, and he had switched to There might be something fishy going on with that.

    A minion is mostly likely a TWAC, but not all listeners are minions or TWACs.

    And you sir, are a very cool dude. No doubt in my mind why you are Dave’s friend/Dave is your friend. 🙂

    PJ, King of the EGC TWACs (it’s too difficult to be a TWAC at everything!)

  15. Ken Nelson says:

    Dude, I’m impressed. What a magnificent demonstration of TWACitude!

    I actually thought everything through Extra Credit was pretty straightforward; it would be easy to troll through Dave’s Flickr library, and find the answers, since I trolled through there to formulate the question 🙂

    But, in correctly answering the Triple Bonus, you have set the TWACdom bar very high indeed. In short, you’ve run the table, hit a grand slam, nailed the 3-pointer at the buzzer, etc. And I’m in complete agreement with your minion/TWAC analysis as well.

    So, with your kind permission, I’ll claim the title of Grand Poobah of the TWACs. 🙂

    BTW, the weather update was 6/14/2005, at 2:00 PM ET, and yes I had to look it up 🙂

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