Clambake Episode for July 10, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for July 10, 2005.

This show is an experiment, the first with my brand new Marantz PMD 670; I discuss it a little, thank my brother for pointing me to the eBay listing and wish him a happy birthday; I make a sad attempt to throat sing and mention the fantastic movie Genghis Blues; I play a song by Happy Elf and boogie.

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

This show as a whole is Creative Commons licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Update: It was pointed out to me that this show was only in one channel (which I didn’t notice because I previewed it with the earbuds in only one ear.) I’ll post a corrected version this evening. Sorry!

Update 2: This has been republished. Sorry to those of you who got the boned file.


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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.

10 thoughts on “Clambake Episode for July 10, 2005”

  1. Andy says:

    Congrats on the new toy – sounded fine to me.

    I’m totally with you in the most-sound-seeing-tours-are-like-watching-paint-dry

  2. Hey there, thanks for mentioning WM Recordings!

  3. Ken Kennedy says:

    Just FYI, Dave…the MP3 for this podcast says that it’s stereo, but it appears to only use one channel or something (I’m not a recording weenie, so I don’t know the exact terminology). I only hear sound in left ear, is all I know. *grin* It doesn’t appear to be me, since I listened to the June 9 file immediately beforehand, and it sounds fine.

    I’d be interested in hearing if anyone else hears anything odd.

    I’m guessing it’s just settings or something…

  4. Tim says:


    Two things; first, Ken is correct, the show only comes out of the left channel with the right side really, really low (almost totally inaudible). The other thing is there are some digital artifacts that I picked up on the ear buds. In my experience this is due to the bitrate, so you might want to bump it up a notch or two.

    Liked the show’s content; keep up the great work!

  5. glemak says:

    sounded fine to me dave, but i listened via speakers not the usual headphones…

    as for soundseeing, come to the darkside my fren – you will soundsee w/ this cool unit, you will i say – i see it…

    it’s way to cool to keep hidden, you will want to show it off and walk the walk while doing the talk :-p

    lol – looks to big to take snowboarding w/ me next season, what do you think 😉

    btw – my teen yuts are now in to stealing my egc shirt and sporting the logo @ whatever teen events – not cool, not cool at all (might need to order some more)…

  6. Tilted Edge says:

    I’m sure it was accidental but it does bring to mind a point that many people are not aware of: If you encode your podcast as mono it will be half the size. This show contains music so he probably wouldn’t want to do that.

  7. Tilted Edge says:

    Damn that was a rare collectors item like when they have the same side of a coin on both sides. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to snag it while it was up.

  8. dave says:

    OK, we’re back in business. I just mono-ized this episode and republished. I traced the problem back to a boned patch cable. Those digital artifacts I think are actually the way this Marantz clips. I had been misreading the meters on that thing until today and probably had it too hot.

  9. Tilted Edge says:

    I love throat singing. I do it in my car (not very well). Your new recorder sounds great! My girlfriend wants me to quit doing music. It’s not even acceptable as a hobby. The free music site is a great concept but having no catagories is a problem especially if they get a lot more artists. I hate to catogorize yet I can’t download everything to find what I want. I tried one russian band from that site and it sucked. I have to mention that where I live I only have one choice for broadband and it is half as fast as the average DSL.

  10. Titled Edge said:

    If you encode your podcast as mono it will be half the size.

    This is true for WAV files, but not necessarily true for MP3. If your left and right tracks are somewhat similar, using the Joint Stereo option of your MP3 encoder will create a file that is only slightly larger than a mono MP3 of the same content. You can read a good explanation of this from Doug Kaye.

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