Friday, March 30, 2007

All About Podcasting


I did another Jawbone Radio podcast the other night. I am invited on there occasionally by Len when his medication runs out. This time was a bit different because Nora was absent. She is claiming to be pregnant and therefore not feeling well enough to participate. But she sure seemed well enough to lie on the couch. Well, that doesn't matter; that's between her and her conscience.

But the purpose of this post is not to point fingers at malingerers, nor even to accuse anyone of acting sick. No, I wanted to mention that the podcast experience was fun and easy. It was as simple as sitting in a room and chatting with somebody, although I wouldn't know what that is like, as I've never done it. Lenny was a very affable host, engaging, witty, vulgar (I never realized just how many really bad words he has to edit out per podcast). He has all sorts of state-of-the-art sound equipment and computers and flat-screen monitors and sneeze guards for the microphones and a refrigerator for soft drinks and stylish office furniture and lighting fixtures and just a nice all around set up for his podcast and other work. It's similar to what I have here in my office; except that my computer's high-pitched whirring noise is very grating after a few seconds, and the plastic stack chairs are a bit less than stylish, and the 40 watt bulb in the ceiling is arguably inadequate, and the odor in the air here can be a little off-putting to anybody whose nose is not stuffed up. But I think we're on the same wavelength, Len and I. We're all about being ergonomically sound, the better to facilitate quality product. I know that I certainly couldn't blog with such frequency if I had to do it from an uncomfortable chair using a slow computer or if I kept having to stop what I was doing to kill carpenter ants.

So, what is the point of this communique? I think it's just to fill time while I wait for the fishsticks.

4 comments:

Mr. Austin said...

Neil,

I enjoy your guest bits on Jawbone. You and Len are a great duo. Consider me a fan and reader of The Fishbrick.

Neil said...

I thank you, Mr. A. If you are willing to endure the nonsense I'm shoveling here, then I am happy to keep on shoveling. Thanks.

©raig said...

Neil!

You were great on Jawbone. The idea of putting Vicks VapoRub in your eye made me just about die (with laughter). I've been reading through your blog and find it geniunely entertaining, and that's hard to find in today's word of YouTube and that new "social networking." Great stuff; keep it up!

Earl said...

Neil,

I am a big fan of Jawbone Radio and have become a big fan of yours. You always find a way to make me laugh with your 'dry' sense of humor. Glad you started a blog, I know that I will enjoy reading it.