Dave, Mike and I got together for a podcast this week. They have been doing the podcast without me for the past several months, as work and life kept me off the grid. It was fun to get back with the guys and visit about all sorts of topics. We talked about guitar players, iPhones, microfinance, the “Semantic Web” and all sorts of things. Give us a listen.
Naked Biff, of Naked Yak fame, joined us for this show. The four of us talked about talk about Biff’s company, Naked, a start-up company working on a new open messaging service. The conversation about Naked’s open messaging service led to a discussion about social networking, the need for user-defined flexibility between openness and privacy, the need for trust in the social networking space, methods to bring business to networking as a business enhancement, and the focus on content over platform.
You may recall that I was a guest on the show back in May. It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to being a regular on the show.
On the most recent show, we talked about social networks, business models and the human desire to stay connected with friends and family. Dave and Mike are smart guys, and we don’t always agree on stuff- which makes for fun conversations. I’ll be inviting some folks from my blog roll to be guests on future shows, so stay tuned.
Oh, and if you have trouble telling who’s who on the show, I’m the one with the funny accent 🙂
I just uploaded a surprise edition of the RanchoCast podcast (it was a surprise to me, at least, as I thought it might be on permanent hiatus).
I played some great music by Lloyd Cole, Charlie Robison, the Gourds, Manassas and others. Give it a listen.
I don’t know if this means the RanchoCasts are back or not. My current thinking is that I need to either team up with one or two other people or have a rotating panel of guests. My ideal format would be a mix of music and tech talk.
I know the microphone sounds crappy. The Logitech 350 that works so well in Skype seems to skip a little when recording to my hard drive.
I played some great songs by 5 Chinese Brothers, Asylum Street Spankers, the Bodeans, Blaze Foley, Traffic, Utopia and others. I also played the most beautiful instumental song I have ever heard. The finale was a blues jam by Taj Mahal.
No tech talk, but I did make some book and video recommendations.