Thursday, February 10, 2005

Podcasting - Are Any Surf / Instro Fans Interested?

After more than a year with my Dell-DJ MP3 player, I am switching to an Ipod 40gb. The Dell-DJ has worked great for me and I would highly recommend it for it's relative ease of use, long battery life and reliability. However, after installing Itunes on my computer a month ago I realized that everything is much easier with it - making MP3's, burning CD's and listening to music on the computer. I'm also working on hooking another computer and our home stereo together through a wireless network. Once done I should be able to listen to music on our living room hi-fi coming from our computer in our home office.

It'll take a while to get comfortable with all of this, but once I'm done I want to look into doing a Double Crown podcast, perhaps once a week or so. A podcast is similar to an internet radio program, except listeners either download the show as an MP3 file, or have it sent to their computer automatically through RSS (which is something I'm still learning about). It seems like it'd be easy to do if I decide to make it a music-only podcast, but to do it right I'll probably have to introduce songs and talk a little bit, which means I'll need a microphone for my computer. The idea would be to play stuff from my collection, along with songs from promos/demos that I receive and some unreleased stuff from the Double Crown archives.

What I'd like to know is if anyone is actually interested in hearing something like this - if so, please leave a comment, or send an e-mail to:

1 comment:

SurfinBurg said...

I think a Podcast is a GREAT idea! Just got a 40Gb iPod myself and would like to try out some of these extra features. Also been interested in RSS but have no experience with it. Feel free to contact me if you want to do a trial 'cast or anything. Looking forward to it.