EGC Clambake for September 21, 2005

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I talk about the documentary on spaghetti westerns on IFC and how I think that fits in with where I stand in new media; I relate an anecdote about meeting Sonic Youth and play a song by them; I talk about how Hugh Macleod and Gaping Void lost a business card sale; I play a song by Michelle Shocked and head out.

This episode is sponsored in part by the fine folks at iPod Observer! Don’t forget, you can fly your EGC flag by buying the stuff package. For the month of September, $25 is donated to the Red Cross hurricane relief fund for every one sold, and donated through a match for a $50 total donation.

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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.

4 thoughts on “EGC Clambake for September 21, 2005”

  1. I don’t have any problem with you higlighting Gentle Reader’s guitar solo-an idea. Perhaps you should encourage your listeners to come up with interpretive dance to accompany the solo. We can all film them on hacked CVS camera, and project off of Rocketboom’s Amanda Congdon, while she does her own dance?

    Perhaps my thoughts run wild. I envy you for access to IFC and Spaghetti Western doc. Some fine stuff and great soundtracks.

    Ten-gallon hat? Hope are friends in Texas do ok-you got a wide swath this time.

  2. Tilted Edge says:

    Tampopo is a great Japanese spoof of spaghetti westerns and probably the most funny movie I have ever seen. It’s a noodle western!

  3. Heya, Dave,

    Once again, I listen to one of your ‘casts and think: “here is a kindred soul.” Your attitudes toward the DIY ethic (although I don’t think you’ve actually called it that) are very similar to my own… do it yourself, do it for the few people who will get the most out of it rather than the many who might not, and keep it real.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you at Podcast Expo… keep up the good work!

  4. Don Traeger says:

    A Really Great Podcast

    Man, I really dug this episode. It has got to be one of my all time favorites. For me, this is the kind of stuff that makes podcasting so freakin’ killer. Great new information and things for me to discover (Spaghetti West), great personal anecdotes and stories (hanging with Sonic Youth), insightful and hearfelt personal reflections, and of course killer music. Thanks so much….

    I know I don’t always agree with you guys on politics and stuff…..but I don’t mind hearing differing opinions and engaging in the dialogue…..I dig it. Maybe through the discourse we can open each others minds a bit, who knows?

    Wow….I’m not a huge Michelle Shocked fan….but jeez….that Cold Comfort song was really intense….I had to go back and rewind that a bunch of times.

    Thanks again for the great work, Dave. Really enjoying it.

    Quick Red Cross Update
    I went to my first volunteer training session last week and am going again on Thursday night. If all goes as currently planned, they are going to deploy me in about 4 weeks from this week. I have to go to the Dr. and get a tetanus and hepatitis A shot. There are about 300 shelters in the SoutEast and they say I’ll end up somewhere like Baton Rouge or somewhere in Tennessee or West Virginia. I’ve been pretty impressed with the Red Cross….these people really seem to have their acts together….and man, everyone is a volunteer. Pretty cool. Deployments are in 10, 16 or 23 day increments….they are asking me to go for 16 days, if I can. That might put me away from my family during Thanksgiving time…but I can’t think of a better reason, to perhaps be away….and my wife understands and is all for it. If and when I get down there, maybe I can check in once and a while with some updates from the field.

    If anyone else is into it, I think they will need more help over the next few months. And now that Rita mixed it up a bit down there, they think this thing (shelters and temp living conditions) is going to stretch into next year, for sure.


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