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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Clock is ticking

Still haven't recorded a new podcast.  Not sure why.  Number of possible reasons.

Day job leaves me exhausted. As in, I finish a day of work, maybe eat a sandwich, and go lie down and sleep.  Otherwise, I accomplish nothing whatsoever.

Did a bit of fiddling with some new Android recording software, called Parrot Voice Recorder.  Has all kinda lovely features.  Paid for the Pro version, assuming I'd be using it on my Fire to record from my Bluetooth headset.  Turns out, can't record from a Bluetooth mike on the Fire.  Records from the internal mike.  Works fine on the phone, but of course it sounds like I'm recording from a Bluetooth headset.

I think it doesn't work on the Fire because the app expects to capture the audio from the phone Bluetooth in.  The Fire isn't a phone, so it just doesn't have that Bluetooth in channel.  Decent sounding audio on the headset, I guess.  I use that headset for the Dayjob, so it's just as well.

Perhaps one reason I don't feel motivated about podcasting anymore is that I didn't start with Something To Say.  I started wanting to play with the tech, and struggled to find things to say so I had something to record on the podcasts.  It was fun trying new stuff.

But now that new stuff is old stuff, and what is new, mostly live streaming and video, has interesting hardware, but isn't something I much care to do.  I'm not a video guy.  I may or may not have a "face for radio."  I'm comfortable with the good quality of my voice, but I don't feel I have a particularly impressive on-camera presence.  So I have three webcams, sometimes all connected at once.  But I don't care to use them.

I have found some okay content I could record.  But nothing at the moment that is both freely available to record and sufficiently interesting to me.  I could produce a pretty good podcast for, say, the Duluth Art Institute, or the Library, but I've asked, they're not interested.  Even have a rather cool idea for a Duluth Playhouse podcast, but I wouldn't even know who to ask about that.

I podcast for 10 years.  That just might be enough..


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