Saturday, November 1, 2008

Episode 1

I give a brief history of Scarborough Fair and discuss podcasting, review Space Casey, describe downloading RFBD books and reveal my initial thoughts on nanowrimo.


Dolce Musica It's a contemplative journey, my friends.
Space Casey
The Free Sound Project
SoundSnap.comI got this backwards.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008


I've been making preparations for my first podcast episode. I'm writing this here to let anyone who chances by know to come back again or to drop the feed in their podcatcher and that something will show up there in the next week.

I've been moving a bit slow on this, partly because I've been fighting a cold and partly because I have realized there is no rush, that I can be satisfied with the output I create, going segment by segment and listening back to it and deciding if I like it. Several takes is okay. It's practice.

Areas to work on:

Technical: I heard a bumping sound in the recording. It turns out my headset creaks. I'll be switching to a digital recorder. This means converting the file, but it should avoid the creaking and the interruptions of the voice synthesizer. Previously, I had an external synthesizer, but no more.

Composition: I've been working on what the podcast will include and trying to get clear in my own mind what this podcast is about. You were wondering, too?

1. About me: news and views.
2. Opinions
3. Books
4. Technical hints for blind users
5. Matters of the heart

As for this last item, it is more than ideas. It may be about life. I always like Douglas Adams' phrase: life, the universe and everything. That is more than ideas, more than opinions. It may be more spiritual than anything, or at least, that is the word that comes to mind, but then I'm a trained pastor and that is the word which comes to mind.

This is not a religious podcast though such matters may come up simply because of my world view. I would clasify this podcast more in the audio blog category. I'm not trying to convert anyone or belittle anyone else's views. That would go against my core beliefs.