Category Archives: General

Twitter Updates for 2007-07-16

  • Watching Rock Of Love (Brett Michaels of Poison) – crazy stuff on that show #
  • @iruk Thanks Stuart – that was fun ‘invading’ wander radio :) #
  • Listening to Big Show #132 ! #
  • @comedy4cast Jam On It! Jam On It! Jam-j-j-j-j-jam on it! #
  • Listening to Tucker Tales #23 – The Arizona Re-cap! #
  • @cc_chapman Minutes after Midnight often has 3 people #
  • @vveerrgg Congrats Vergel!!! :) #

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Twitter Updates for 2007-07-15

  • At home after a crazy night of hosting Karaoke in Wyandotte – if you weren’t there, ya missed a GREAT time :) #
  • @magikjaz It’s cool – sorry that you couldn’t sing Tiffany! I wanted to hear ya sing that! #

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Twitter Updates for 2007-07-14

  • @andycaster is there even a local mall in Ontario, California? #
  • @darylcognito – Wow, might be cool to have a meet and greet at the mall near the apple store ;) #
  • @darylcognito: Cool – yeah, might be a good day-trip thing while the meetings are going on #
  • @darylcognito – Were they organized visits? I think what Andy is suggesting is that we set up something at the mall to evangalize podcasting #
  • @bigshow Still a possibility – but not a definate yet #
  • adding plugins to my wordpress blog… #
  • Off to pickup trent, then to wyandotte art fair! #
  • At wyandotte art fair, where are you? #

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Twitter Updates for 2007-07-13

  • TMBG is on tour! They’ll be in Detroit next sunday (7/22) and it’s FREE! Might be a show to see! #
  • @redboypodcast If you have the day off, why in the world are you up so early?! #
  • Like ARGs like what NIN did for the latest CD? interested by the puzzling trailer before Transformers? Check out a related site: http://eth #
  • Like ARGs? Interested by the puzzling trailer before Transformers? More info/puzzles here : http://ethanhaaswasright.com/ #
  • Listening to Bob & AJ #88 – quite the adventure Bob had last week with his van – Yay Canadian Tire in small town! #
  • Heading to lunch with mike of most people are djs! Yay thai! #
  • Looking at all the cool cloud formations outside makes me miss not having a digital camera with me all the time… #
  • @blueeyedbanshee My phone sucks at taking pictures. The RAZR sucks as a camera phone… :( #
  • @JerseyTodd I’d love to test that out-been tempted 2 create a podcast with nothing but RIAA music and see how long it took 2 get noticed #

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Twitter Updates for 2007-07-12

  • @JenTucker And I was going to further WG’s comment, how do you get a stripper to take off the paint? come off with the clothes? ;) #
  • @Coverville Very cool Brian, get him to say his expletive: “Boone!” ;) And ask him if he’ll do a NIN cover.. :) #
  • @Coverville He was interviewed on the documentary: “FU*K” (movie about the f’word) and he talked about he used ‘BOONE!” instead of “FU*K” #
  • @jasontucker Just called mine (206-666-4644), it answered. :) #
  • @Coverville Great ! looking forward to hearing it on the show :) #

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Happy Birthday To Me…

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

I sent a message to another time
But as the days unwind, this I just can’t believe
I sent a note across another plane
Maybe it’s all a game, but this I just can’t conceive.

Can you hear me?

I drive the very latest hovercar
I don’t know where you are
But I miss you so much till then
I met someone who looks a lot like you
She does the things you do
But she is an IBM.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

She’s only programmed to be very nice
But she’s as cold as ice
Whenever I get too near
She tells me that she likes me very much
But when I try to touch
She makes it all too clear.

She is the latest in technology
Almost mythology
But she has a heart stone
She has an I.Q. of 1001
She has a jumpsuit on
And she’s also a telephone.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

CHORUS:
Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)
Is it what you really want? (Is it what you really want?)
Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)
Is it what you really want?

I realize that it must seem so strange
That time has rearranged
But time has the final word
She knows I think of you, she reads my mind
She tries to be unkind
She knows nothing of our world

Although her memory banks overflow
No one would ever know
For all she says: “Is that what you want?”
Maybe one day I’ll feel her cold embrace
And kiss her interface
‘Til then, I’ll leave her alone.

I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

REPEAT CHORUS:

“Is that what you want?”

…. ‘Yours Truly, 2095′ – E.L.O.

(Hear the song at the end of Hoo Hoo Nick’s Podcast from 11/27/2006!)

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Apple is not the creator of PodCasting!!!

I know I don’t “blog” much like I do, but sometimes I think it’s necessary. This is one of those times. The audio portion of my podcasts are not searchable, at least not using Google, so Blogging gets stuff out so more non-listeners can read it.

Apple is once again threatening shows/products with cease and desist letters. The first did it with the podcatchers iPodder and iPodderX – those I could see as valid, since they use “iPod” in the name… well this time, it’s more about “POD” than “iPod”, and I think their legal team is running out of money or something… They’ve recently issued a C&D letter to Podcast Ready (a growing podcast catcher software that actually runs on the mp3 player!) This is crazy! Apple is claiming that “Podcast Ready” and “myPodder” infringe on their trademarks and cause confusion among customers. WHAT? The word podcast is enough to cause confusion among customers. Say it with me now… “You don’t need an iPod to listen to Podcasts!” If that isn’t confusing, I don’t know what is… I have been asked many times by people, “Don’t I need an iPod to listen?”… To which I reply, “of course not, you can use any mp3 player, your computer, even burn it to a cd and listen in your car!” Not sure if it wins listeners, but the public needs to be educated that “Podcast” does not equal “iPod needed-Cast”…

So what to do? We can fight the big fruit and stand up for a name which we created… Or we can change the name to one which is less like a piece of hardware and more geared to what it really is.

Leo Laporte, of TWiT fame, has made the suggestion to change the name to ‘NetCast’, which is a good name, but still implys that you listen over the internet – which isn’t completely true. while you do need a internet connection, you don’t need that to listen. In fact, the future might mean you can use a portable listening device with WiFi support to download the mp3s… Would that be, WiFiCasts? No… I think we need something more general.

On my business cards, which do hand out to the people who ask if they need an iPod, I give a general definition of a Podcast:

“Noun: a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program. Made available on the internet for downloading to a personal audio player or via stream download directly from a web site”

How much general can you be?

How about making the name into “AudCast” for audio recordings, and “VidCast” for Video recordings? Quick, descriptive, and concise. No confusing customers, no thinking you need a specific piece of hardware – clear cut.

I think this would make the future much more clear for all of us, and would get the big white fruit off our backs for good… Of course, a change like this will take cooperation… and time. But it may be what needs to be done to make this medium blow up to the rest of the world…

For more info… Check out Digg, Netscape (another), Cruel To Be Kind blog, Mmeiser Blog, and Geek News Central

Thoughts?

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Back from Camping

Well, got back from camping – had a blast! But haven’t been able to get a show done just yet! So going to be a little late on the show today! I’ll try to include some of the camping events as well!

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A sad day in the blogosphere… :(

As some of you might know, i’ve been a blogger long before I was a podcaster… I’ve been blogging since 2000-ish, and I’ve made a few friends, and some blogs I’ve been silent friends with… Unfortunately, the blogosphere lost one of the creators of a blog I knew from way back when… GutRumbles… Rob passed away yesterday and was found at 2am this morning by his son… :(

Rob was a man of many words, and he often spoke his mind… didn’t always say what you wanted to hear – but you could count on him to be honest! I found his site through my good friend DaGoddess, who was a good friend of Rob’s. She gives a better tribute than I could on her site…

Rest in Peace Rob… you will be missed.

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New episode coming soon!

Sorry for the delay in the next episode, had a busy weekend, and haven’t had time to edit it yet. 98 is ready to be edited, it features the trip down to the LAPIDUS gig last Friday with my friend Todd… Expect it in the next day.

Also, the 8mm show was incredible, all the bands were great and very friendly! For those that missed it, you missed a great show!

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Welcome Detroit Free Press readers!

If you found me via the Detroit Free Press article
You’ve reached one of the great podcasters in the Detroit metro area, and a proud member (and co-founder) of The Detroit Podcasters network

I’ve been podcasting exactly one year as of March 10th, and have produced 84 episodes in my first year of podcasting. I have interviewed over 30 bands/musicians, and plan on doing much more in the coming year – you’re just in time for the excitement that lies ahead!

I hope you enjoy what you hear and read – feel free to listen to past episodes, including my interviews with many local and national bands!
Also, please take a moment to drop me a comment on my voice mail at 206-666-4644 or send me an email at zaldor AT gmail.com!

If you’re new to podcasting, I encourage you to read the tutorials at Podcast 411, they’ll give you a good understanding on how to listen to podcasts – and explain that you don’t need an iPod to listen!

One more thing! Please stop by the other great Detroit Podcasters, they deserve recognition too (In no particular order):

Digital Detroit Radio,
Most People Are DJs,
WebAxe,
Collected Comics Library
,
Deliberate Noise,
BadGals Radio
,
The Buddy Culver Show,
Audio Collective,
Plan Nine Rock Show,
The Detroit PodShow,
Practically Happy
,
StressBomb
,
High Potency Music Podcast,
Industrial Radio

And More at The Detroit Podcasters Network!

If you want to subscribe to all the DPN podcasts – you can use your favorite Podcast aggregator and point it to this feed: http://www.detroitpodcasters.net/modules/weblinks/rss.php
Thanks for listening!!

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My “dream” from 3 years ago, is coming true

With podcasting, things I talked about back in 2003 are finally becoming possible:

“The question is, of those 150+ cds I bought, how much money went to the actual artist who made the music? Probably not much. So here’s my thought – what if next time you download mp3s of a good song, album, whatever – you give that money DIRECTLY to the artist? Maybe via mail, pay-pal account, in person, western union, whatever way you can. That way – it circumvents the RIAA, the marketing companies, etc. Any thoughts?? I think it’s a great idea… Imagine people giving money to the artists who hit the drums of a great drum solo via a pay-pal account set up for him?”

The tide is changing, and podcasting is leading the way… Many independant artists are being heard all over the globe because of podcasting, and it’s possible that we could see the first music artist played on a podcast sell over 1 million records… all due to podcast play!!

If’ you’re not listening to podcasts, you’re missing out on the next wave in radio – Better than terrestrial radio, better than Satelite radio – and you can even create your own podcast to join in on the fun!

So check out podcasts at my site (Zaldor’s World), AMP, Podcast Pickle , Detroit Podcasters Network, Podcast Outlaws, PodNova, Odeo , and others!

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