Ze Frank has all us Sports Racers (check out The Show to find out more, or if you’re really into it check out his whole site — well worth the journey) mashing up a cool vocal track by a mystery guy named Ray. There are some interesting issues that have arisen now that it’s looking like Ray is an inner-city black preacher in St Louis who has trouble with Jewish people. I play the tracks I made up, and explore those issues, in this podcast.
Rich pulled a boomerang fish act and headed back to Northland College after two miserable weeks at George Washington University. I think he did the right thing and spend this Geezercast exploring the difference between a good decision and a bad outcome (along with embarrassing Richard all to heck, which is my duty as a parent). Along the way I talk about sunk costs, “Blink” and why I think sometimes we put too much emphasis on “toughing it out” when in fact you shouldn’t — a lesson that applies to business as well as personal decisions.
It may not last, but I’ve decided to try doing a video version of Geezercast along with the audio version. This one’s about time-machines, the hassles of video blogging, a great speech by Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson plus a few other odds and ends.
Well, the farm party is over, fall is in the air and I have a new keyboard to play with. So this is a Geezercast showing off what the new gizmo can do, which leads to reflections about the Mifflin Street Block Pary in Madison, WI of all things.
Weird combo huh? Well, that’s what’s on my mind today. So this one talks about the walks that Marcie and I take every day and then slides into a brief description of an encounter that I had with a bully while I was out and about. Nothing specific, no gossip, just an observation that I can’t stand bullies and I tend to poke them in the eye when I encounter them.
Back from my first trip abroad in a really long time. A few observations about how “un-different” New Zealand is, although there are other things that were different enough to make it interesting. Sorry about the long hiatus in GeezerCasts.
The last couple weekends have been consumed with editing all the licensed music out of all 40 or so podcasts on Sex and Podcasting. So I’m pretty behind on actually doing new stuff for Geezercast. This week, I decided to play Sean Kershaw’s first podcast, interviewing me, rather than come up with something on my own. Sean is the Executive Director at the Citizen’s League. His first podcast is pretty neat — we were a little manic at the beginning (we’d gotten all the geek stuff working at last), but we settled down to have a good discussion about community preparedness and podcasting and stuff.
Here are some stories about businesses I’ve started that didn’t pan out so hot. The moral to the story is, of course, “try, try again” but you also get funny stories to tell your friends as a bonus feature. Enjoy.
Seems like these GeezerCasts have gotten a little too work-centric. So this one is about how I got started with woodworking, and also tells the story of how I gave up my left index finger to the cause. No, it didn’t hurt much at all. Yes, it’s a funny story.