Another one of those “not the usual shows”… This time, I get sorta personal with my list of 10 resolutions for 2009.
10. Cook something new, every month
09. Fix something – hopefully something I didn’t know how to fix before.
08. Learn about a foreign country
07. Finish my PhD – the right way
06. Write something else
05. Read a book a month
04. Grow my community
03. Interview someone
02. Go on a date
01. Be healthier
- The 9th Heroescast
- The story was written for a secret Santa for Buffy Between The Lines; I’ll record it someday.
- Arkle (from The Geek Of All Trades podcast)
- Christiana Ellis’ Shallow Thoughts – New thoughts, daily. Brilliant, bizarre, funny thoughts.
- Technorama – At least once a month, they put out some sort of special or visit or trip, seen through their wonderfully tech-geeky eyes.
- Geek of All Trades – Not always polished, but not tarnished, either.
- International Detective Dragons From Outer Space – Recently, anim5 has been posting play sessions from online rpging; I’ve yet to listen, but I’m anticipating mad fun.
- Brazilianisms – The podcast about living in Brazil and understanding (apparently) both nothing and everything about Brazil.
- Bells In The Batfry – He mentioned me in passing in his Christmas episode, which was very kind of him. For the rest of you: it’s very funny. And work and family-safe. And surreal. Go listen. You’ll thank me.
- The House of Grey audiobook – Episode 20 just dropped, and I listened to it last night. This story is so wonderfully weird.
- Morevi Remastered audiobook – I’ve been slow in listening to this one, but I’m rapidly catching up. The audio can be a bit rough at times (sorry Tee!) but the story is always outstanding. Pirates, Ninjas and more – the promo doesn’t lie!
- Down The Road – Jack Jaffee’s interactive fiction experience. Bizarre, creepy, challenging, thought-provoking.. Definitely not work-safe!
- Firefly Between The Lines – From the team that brought you Buffy Between The Lines comes another revival. Want to be involved? Go ahead and do so!
A feedback show that turned into a regular episode! (sorta). I underestimated how much time Christmas cards and other work would eat into my time, so the full year-in-review episode will have to wait. However, with the holidays I have the whole week off (well, I’m taking it off..) so I should be able to do it next week.
And then.. Well, then it’s back to semi-regular episodes, I think.
I received feedback from Jack Jaffee of 12 V Theatre, and since it was piling up, I figured it was about time to do something about it. Thanks very much, Jack, for your support and thought-provoking comments.
I didn’t play any promos this week.. But to all my favourite podcasts: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I think one of the reasons I do these flashback episodes is to remind myself that I’ve been doing this for a while, to sort of remind myself that doing this is a very natural thing for me, to give myself a little boost to do more shows.
Another reason is to simply let you guys know that I have been doing this for a while, and I really intend on doing this for a while longer..
Here’s a flashback to the end of 2002 – 2K2, as I would often refer to it. I still use that notation, although I’m less like to say “2K8″ now. I remember approaching the beginning of the “twenty-aughts” with a bit of trepidation, as I (and everyone else) had grown up in an era with easily identifiable (and brandable) decades: the 70s, the the 80s, the 90s, the ???. I can remember where I heard the 2K prefix first for years — of course, it had been used forever in computer speak, so I did know it there. Nonetheless, I tried to promote it whenever I was on the radio.
Radio speak requires easy-to-say and easy-to-hear things that aren’t really needed in the general populace. Domain names chosen for podcasting have to be picked the same way, which is why I grimace everytime someone uses punctuation or tricky spelling in a domain name..
- Firefly Between the Lines Writer’s Promo – Those ambitious folks behind the phenomenal Buffy Between The Lines audio drama series are now setting their sights on another Joss Whedon property. If you are interested in writing for them, you’d better get moving and get your application in!
- The House of Grey podiobook – A really good YA(ish) novel following the mysterious Monson Grey in the equally mysterious world of Corem University.
- Future Traditions podcast – Jericho was one of those shows that I didn’t think would work, but had such really strong characters and intriguing writing that it really did… until it was cancelled. Gone (for now) but not forgotten, this podcast celebrates what Jericho was, what it said and what it might say yet.
- Brazilianisms – Want to know more about Brazil? Think you know anything about the country, the culture, the people, the language? I thought so, too — I was wrong. Excellent podcast.
- International Detective Dragons From Outer Space – One of the longest podasts I listen to, and one of the most engaging. Anim5 pokes, prods and questions, and invites discussion of questions from the sublime to the astounding.
- Technorama – A couple of geeks with a playful, deeply geeky view on the universe. Great guys, who regular show I miss and whose special features I enjoy — and so should you!
(Still on break. Should be doing something new in a couple of weeks. Thanks for your patience!)
A flashback to a time when the news was surrounded by a lot more music: December 30, 2000!
I was rummaging around at my mom’s place this week and stumbled across even more tapes of my early shows. Back in those days, I had a much less news-focused show, with quirky music stuffed in at seemingly random moments.
This presented a problem: should I podcast it?
The answer is yes! I have cut out the music in the past, but not this time. It’s integral to the conversation, and I think it’s covered under fair use. I did clip out the PSAs and weather — although I cleverly replaced them with podcast promos.
So.. don’t sue me – I have no money. If there are complaints, however, I might pull the ep and remove the music.
- Coffee and TV by Blur.
- Jimmy The Squid by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
- Fru Fru The Talking Cat by Radio Free Vestibule
- Stormy Weather by Lena Horne
- The Inn by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet
- Mir Space Station by The Sin-Tones
- Hitchhike UFO by The Strangemen
- Colour Me Green by The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
- Bells in the Batfry – Wacky comedy from the mind (and voices) of John Bell, Professional Voice Actor.
- Pod Culture – Fun discussions of all things geeky!
- The House of Grey podiobook – While I don’t have time to read much fiction currently, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this YA novel of mystery, magic and the Corem Vir.
- International Detectives From Outer Space – Deep thoughts, community discussions.
- Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts – New thoughts daily.