Once I had a podcast (well, still do . . . Sometimes) but I don't want to do that much work. I'm also tired of the passive nature of Facebook and Twitter. I want you to feel like we are hanging out, but with as little work from me as possible 😋 So come hang out with me. Maybe join in the conversation.
Back from a long break. First order of business is to wrap up the review of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductee announcement and review both my Fan Vote and Prediction metrics. Then, I talk to some degree about the current Coronavirus Pandemic and how its affected me.
Naturally, this is a long episode so bear with me while I play catch up.
I do my best reasoning, based on my brief and budding interest in this phenomenon, to predict who I think will actually be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Please note: I recorded from my desktop computer and managed to remove almost 5 minutes of Ums and Silence, so it might sound a bit choppy. Here is the actual list of names, in case this audio is too long to sit through. Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, Kraftwerk, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren and Thin Lizzy. To the best of my reasoning, that is the Class of 2020. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
I spend some time discussing where my votes are going in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Fan Vote. TLDL: Pat Benatar, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails. This is a different list than who I think will actually be inducted. I'll set that down to a prediction record next episode, so stay tuned!
Another long one, but we had to cover the list. I also spend some time explaining why this interests me and how much I AM NOT a music industry expert. Just a passionate fan with a desire to learn more.
I spend some time talking about what I get out of following the RRHoF news and they way it all works from my fandom point of view. Mostly, this is a heads up that a lot of posts about this are coming to my feeds, so get ready with me!
Settle back for a long one as I recount my weekend and tell the story about losing my keys and their miraculous return. Also, check my blog post for a link to my Instagram for pictures from the camp and trails.
I tried to stay off Facebook in the traditional way for a year, but it's not quite working out that way. I talk about why and honestly this moment assumes you've been listening since the August launch. If you haven't that's ok, you can scroll back to the beginning of the Anchor.FM feed or follow the link I've put in the Blog page. More to come!
I'm trying out a new segment. It's kind of multi-layered: Things I find peculiar about me. In this instance, being 'late to the party' on popular things. My example this time is the comedy show 'The Good Place'. Also, there is a good chance this is the last episode for a week since I'm headed out of town on a retreat! Will post asap after I return! Be well!
Feeling a real loss today, even though I couldn't tell you much more than the Wikipedia summary version of who Eddie Money is. I try to unpack the feelings and the overall sense of loss as he and other luminaries pass on or pack it in.
Looking for feedback from listeners on Mobile using the Website Player on my Blog. If that's how you listen (aka Mobile Web) does this episode work any better than previous ones? If you use a podcast app or listen on Desktop Web, this isn't going to pertain to you. Just Mobile Web listening seemed to be affected. New code has been deployed to address this and now I'm looking for feedback. Hopefully, things have improved. We shall seen. More later!
Asking for listeners, if you are so inclined, to head over to my Forums and leave a comment to show me if you are real. Go here: https://quantumxen.net/forums/topic/audio-listeners-feedback/ and thanks in advance!
One of those things were I KNEW but it didn't dawn on me. In my defense I don't hear the original nearly as much as I hear the Unplugged version. Did you know this? Is this news to you? Leave a comment!
The 'Pretty In Pink' Soundtrack arrived and it is all I wanted. Still waiting on 'The Breakfast Club' one to arrive. Also made a discovery (and purchase) for a 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' disc. The saga continues . . .
Buckle up, folks this is a long one. I thought it would be a good idea to try to record a very funky dream I just had. It's all very off the top of my head so I apologize for any rambling. But I hope it's as least as entertaining to listen to as it was to have dreamt.
During my morning dogwalk, I talk through my recent observations about the lean audio project. There been hits and misses, but in the end I'm making more content than I have all year. Something that developed after this recording, is that I actually figured out how to link up the audios between my two feeds And I've tested it and it works.
Keeping it lean is really hard. Also, my FOMO for participating in Facebook comments feels like I'm buckling my resolve to stay 'audio-only'. And lastly, am I having too much fun just promoting the project on Instagram than actually making the posts?
I'm having trouble just leaving this be. I get so many ideas that I want to add on but it comes off as extra overhead to the lean audio experience. Also, still actively working on trying to keep these short so that I can do them more frequently, the way you would in social media.