Hello! And welcome once again. You have doubtless arrived here by accident. And for that, I’m very sorry. But onward.
I have spoken previously of recording a podcast for this blog, not to diversify my digital presence in an attempt, ultimately, to monetize my proprietary content and/or otherwise leverage brand awareness, but instead as an exercise in shining my own shoes.
But enough about that.
I feel that I should report that Attempt One at Podcast Zero was a bust, with the droning of my own vinegar-toned voice becoming so annoying to test listeners, we were forced not only to destroy all copies, but also to smash the Flip video camera that captured the ill-conceived moment with a 10-lb hammer.
This defeat, however, only energized me. And that’s where we are today. Here. Now. Where I unveil my aspiration. I believe my first podcast for the listenerd should begin as an interview with singer/songwriter Sam Beam. (Note: I do not know Mr. Beam, nor have I tried to contact him.)
What I would like to do (and we are talking about a 40,000-foot view here) is to interview Mr. Beam, teasing out the comedy stylings I know are buried deep within him (as they are buried within all of us). I would then, with the magic of EDITING, BEGIN podcast zero (that’s a code name) speaking to a marvelously quippy Mr. Beam, then end it with 20 minutes of Iron & Wine’s music, culminating in the song “Naked as We Came” cross-fading to the sound of me weeping uncontrollably into a napkin.
If you’re out there, Sam, ping me! Let’s make this happen! NOT KIDDING! [thx to rob t.]
*Cassettes: Look at these vintage cassette tape inserts on Flickr and weep. Tears of joy. And nostalgia. And beer, probably. I need to drink less beer. That last part is mostly unrelated. [bad banana]
*Interviews: The Wall Street Journal tracks down the stars of David Goes to the Dentist. “I felt bad doing it but I had tears coming out of my eyes after it was over because it was just hilarious.” [waxy]
*Twitter: Twitter is going to start charging for corporate accounts.
*Food: Who doesn’t want a look at the world’s longest sausage? Huh. Longer than I was expecting, but in no way intimidating. (No idea.)
*PHONOGRAPHS: Check out the videos of phonographs playing music in an INCREDIBLY soothing manner toward the bottom of this page. Your mind will be soothed. Your body will be soothed. [d-prince]