And great for laughs.
It may not be the only thing you’ll have in life. Surely not in fact. It may come slowly over many years. And it will always require much of its seekers.
But it exists. It is real.
She is my thesis and proof.
You have seen this view before. Somewhere in your childhood you laid on the grass and looked across; and let your two eyes blend their perspectives because, just then, it felt easier than straightening them.
DENISE REIS - THE TRUMPET WOMAN
I love this so much.
The Street Where I Work.
University District, Spokane, WA.
One of my all-time favorites.
aaaah… my brain needs this today…
Parents of creative energetic kids, go check it out. It’s fantastically well-thought-out.
This is a great example of what I was talking about in my last post about podcasting. Moby Dick, each episode is a chapter of the book, and each is read by a different reader. I’m enjoying it.
And after the first chapter I have to say: I’d really like Tilda Swinton to read all the chapters of all of my books please.
This is a post where I urge you to listen to more podcasts.
I had been an early adopter and tinkerer when podcasting was just starting to get traction, mid 00’s. Then I stopped and didn’t touch a podcast for a number of years. Recently, at my wife’s prodding I began to rediscover a taste for the medium all over again, mainly via Podcasts, the Apple app.
The podcast is an amazing medium when you stop and think about it. Think: “delivery mechanisms for art or thought or culture that we (humans) have ever had”, and then pause and add to that: “podcasting”. Wow. This thing is actually unique! A subscription-based delivery mechanism for audio or video that delivers its media automatically on a chosen interval, and which delivers its media direct to individual people via their digital device. If this does not seem interesting, try thinking about this: high quality CD’s that show up at your house on a regular basis and are in fact already inserted into your CD player and perfectly queued up for you to listen to whenever you want to—and are mostly free. And you get total choice over the content.
This is unreal.
Perhaps I’m a little too old or the one way behind the curve now, or these are more popular in other parts of the country, but I do not think that podcasting is as big as it could be, as it is going be… as it SHOULD be. This is incredibly disruptive technology, people!
I know, I am, right now, that guy sounding like an infomercial host saying: “IT’S THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!”… but seriously. It is the wave of the future.
I want to see the medium expanded—pushed—used for things we’re not accustomed to think of it being used for. Right now, most podcasts feel like radio talk-shows. This does not have to be the case. This medium is unbelievably flexible. I want to see “audiobooks” that are audio first, or audio only. I want true documentary audio projects, i.e., ones that don’t sound just like This American Life. I want this medium to grow. I want for more people to start using the great tools we now have for receiving and organizing them. I want to see this medium gain more traction and credibility.
There are a million ways to receive podcasts, but the simplest and best, as I see it, are iTunes (Mac, Windows), Podcasts, the iOS app (My favorite. If you haven’t tried the latest version, don’t judge too soon because it is very good), and Soundcloud (Web, iOS, Android).