RanchoCast – September 15, 2006 Edition

The All-Vinyl Edition

I’ve been converting some old, hard to find LPs to digital format lately, and now you get to hear the fruits of my efforts. All vinyl. All great songs. Most of which you’ve never heard.

I played a cover of Sixteen Tons that will blow you away, two gems by one of the most under appreciated psychedelic rock bands of all time, a classic by Bobby Bare, a song I used to hear all the time on WOWO back when it was a music station, a song by the greatest guitar player you’ve never heard of, and much more.

Tech talk covered the Web 2.0 myth of infinite advertising and how to convert LPs to MP3s.

Good stuff, so check it out.

RanchoCast – September 2, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast tonight.

No particular theme, just some good songs and a little tech talk.

I played great songs by Hem, Chris Mills, Steve Fromholz, Trout Fishing in America, Mark Barker and others. We finished with a blues jam by Crosscut.

Techtalk covered the Foo Camp invitation-only discussion.

RanchoCast – The Dedication Edition

I did a new podcast tonight.

In honor of the lovefest that resulted from the newest gatekeeper discussions, the theme was the Dedication Edition.

I played great songs by Wagon, the Push Stars, World Party, Cowboy Junkies, Richard Shindell, Blind Faith and more. Each song was dedicated to a blogger, including Shel Israel, Robert Scoble, Seth Finkelstein, Mike Arrington and others.

RanchoCast – August 11, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast tonight. It started out without a particular theme, but quickly turned into the River Edition, as I played songs inspired by our recent trip to the Frio River.

I’m hoarse from too much fun at the river, but managed to introduce some great songs by the Hangdogs, Jesse Dayton, Johnny Cash, Mother Hips, Julie Miller and others.

Techcerpt: Extreme Political Correctness in the Blogosphere

In last night’s podcast I talked a little bit about the marginal utility of extreme political correctness and how unchecked political correctness can cause too much focus on the small stuff and not enough focus on what really matters.

If you don’t want to listen to some great music before and after, you can just listen to the techcerpt.

Dave Winer, who I talked about in the techcerpt, has some similar thoughts, having had a lot of people spend a lot of time trying to correct his politics lately. Time that could have been spent on something far more important.

RanchoCast – August 4, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

I played some great songs by Jonathan Edwards, the Reivers, Jethro Tull, Jesus and Mary Chain, Leslie Gore and a 2-fer by the best blues singer ever. The finale is a blues jam by Albert Collins.

I also talked a little about the marginal utility of extreme political correctness in the blogosphere.

RanchoCast – July 28, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

The theme was great, but under-appreciated, guitarists. I played deep album cuts by Peter Green, Frank Marino, Brownsville Station, Derek & the Dominos, The Guess Who and more. The finale is a 12 minute blues jam by Boz Scaggs.

I also talked a little about HR 5319 (the MySpace Law) and the underground blogosphere.

RanchoCast – July 21, 2006 Edition

I did a new podcast last night.

The theme was the Live Show. I played great live cuts by the Waterboys, Whiskeytown, the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, David Baerwald and others. I ended with a live Bruce Springsteen bootleg cut from 1978.

In the techtalk portion, I talked about various approaches to blogging, and suggested the best one for new bloggers.