Well, I’ve tried before. And bailed. But it’s a new year, and what the hell.
Here’s the Beta Version 1 of what may or may not become the weekly Newsome.Org Sounds of Tech Podcast. It’s an abbreviated episode, in which I talk a little about car audio and play a great old, obscure alt. country song.
This is very rough. I’m still in the “let’s see how it goes” stage. Recording with Garage Band, something I use a lot for music, was easy. We’ll see how WordPress.Com handles podcasts.
Here’s the RSS feed. If I don’t immediately bail, I’ll have an iTunes link later.
Here, at long last, is a new RanchoCast, featuring a great cover by Jeanne Newhall, a Fred Neill classic, a new one by Futurebirds, a great alt. country number by The Dark Horses, my 3rd favorite Billy Preston song, a Hope Sandoval gem and a closing jam by Anders Osborne and Monk Boudreax.
Here’s a new RanchoCast, with seven excellent songs inspired by Valentine’s Day. This great set includes my favorite Valentine’s song ever, by Steeplejack, plus great songs by Bill Erikson, Bill Morrissey, the Boss, Joe Ely, Willie Nelson, and a live one by Ryan Adams.
We’re really getting back into the rock and roll of things tonight. I even did a new RanchoCast. This edition has some great southern rock, with some deep cuts by the Allman Brothers, the Outlaws, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Grinder’s Switch and more.
Here’s another good set for your weekend listening pleasure. Willis Alan Ramsey, Travis Tritt, Slobberbone, Mercury Dime, CDB and more. (Update: the embed feature doesn’t work at WordPress.com and I have switched to 8tracks. You can listen to the mix here.)
I noticed the glitches in the first song, and am looking into it. It could be a problem with the original rip.
Rather than bore you with a long discussion of what Mixcloud is, I think I’ll just show you. (Update: the embed feature doesn’t work at WordPress.com and I have switched to 8tracks. You can listen to the mix here.)
That’s right. An easy, legal way to create and share playlists.
The only tools you need to easily create your own playlists are a free Mixcloud account and a way to combine some MP3s into a single file. There are lots of options for that, but I use and recommend Merge MP3. It’s free, easy and installs on a flash drive so you can take it with you.
In less than 15 minutes, I registered, installed Merge MP3, picked 10 songs, combined them and uploaded our first Mixcloud RanchoCast.
We talked about Dave’s fancy new headset, Mike’s science and film exploits, our recent trip to New Braunfels, the bad-ET behavior of the Palm Pre, Facebook’s snooze-inducing purchase of FriendFeed, the popular mistreatment of RSS, the death of the stand alone RSS reader, microphones, and how to make everything better.
As always, we had lots of good discussion, debate and laughs. Read more details here, or give us a listen by clicking here. I’m the one with the funny accent.
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