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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, news, Ontario) by Sean on March-15-2008

I had a bit of a brainwave. Alot of podcasters use the free K7 voicemail service to receive voice comments. A drawback of the service is that like many free internet services, if you don’t use it for 30 days, you lose your K7 number. I also know that podcasters love to receive voice feedback, so I have a simple proposal:

I am declaring the 7th, 17th and 27th of each month as K7 days. On a K7 day take 7 minutes to leave voice feedback for some of your favorite podcasts.

In my feedback I may mention that it’s K7 day and ask the recipients to pass it on. It can be a kind of chain of good will, … and it will reset the counter for the recipient’s voicemail number.

If your like me, you’ve been meaning to respond to a few shows at any given time. On the K17th of March, try to reach out to other podcasters.

P.S. my K7 feedback number is 206-337-0611.

Remember that K7 numbers are in the Seattle area code so normal long distance charges may apply. I use SkypeOut, so I have almost unlimited North American calling.

Update:  I set up a K7 Day group on facebook.  Join the group and remember to add to the conversation by leaving a message for a podcaster on the K17th.



Here’s a little roundup of my podcasting activity for 2007.

I have released 40 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song thus far and have about 9 ready to go in the upcoming weeks.

On the weekend of October 28, I was feeling sorry for myself that I wasn’t at Podcamp Boston 2 so I called several of my friends who were at Podcamp Boston and released about 4 Podcamp Boston Special Reports.

These reports evolved into a regular podcast for Podcamp Toronto with Connie Crosby. We have currently produced 6 Episodes of the Podcamp Toronto Podcast leading up to the event on February 23 and 24.

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

I produced a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast

      here
.

2007 Also saw the release of my recording of my brother-in-law, Drew Beatty’s novel, White Trash Land, on Podiobooks.com . It has done fairly well for Andrew there.

I’ve continued to record audiobooks with Librivox.org and I continue to be a semi-regular host for the Librivox Community Podcast. Here is a list of the 15 podcasts I hosted for Librivox in 2007.

# Date Podcaster Link to download file (Right click and download)
018 10 Jan 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 18
023 15 Feb 2007 ductapeguy and kri Listen
to LV Podcast 23
: Valentine’s Special
025 01 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 25
: Podcamp Toronto Highlights
026 08 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 26
: More from Podcamp
028 22 Mar 2007 jimmowatt and Sean McGaughey Listen
to LV Podcast 28
030 05 Apr 2007 cloudmountainguy and ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 30
035 10 May 2007 ductapeguy ceastman starlite Listen
to LV Podcast 35
: Children’s Literature
Special
044 12 July 2007 ductapeguy and jim mowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 44
048 09 August 2007 jimmowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 48
: 2nd anniversary of Librivox
Special
050 23 August 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 50
052 06 September 2007 All of the Podcast Team and a cast of
thousands
Listen
to LV Podcast 52
: One Year of Librivox
Community Podcasts
057 11 October 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 57
: ductapeguy’s podversary
064 29 November 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 64
066 20 December 2007 ductapeguy
      Listen to LV Podcast 66
067 27 December 2007 ductapeguy

      Listen to LV Podcast 67



Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-10-2008

I love the ability to pre-publish articles to a future date in WordPress, but if you prepublish alot of articles and shuffle them about like I do, then wordpress gets confused and sort of randomly publishes shows on the earliest date you originally posted them, but with the date you intended.  Anyway the last two shows with Peter Judd and John Lunman both appeared earlier than I thought they would.   Enjoy.  The next scheduled show of For the Sake of the Song will feature guest songwriter and podcaster extraordinairre, Mark Blevis on January 21.   I think.  I hope …  at least that’s what it says in my WordPress dashboard.



Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on January-7-2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Judd at the Canturbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll. Peter is a very funny country-flavored songwriter from Kitchener. We sat down on a picnic table at the edge of the park and recorded this episode. Enjoy.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

If I were a Cigarette ( © Peter Judd)

How to Build a Wall ( © Peter Judd)

Namedropping (Links discussed in this episode)

Peter Judd at New Music Canada

juddsongs@yahoo.ca

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals: Songs from the Heart Competition



Filed Under (blog, general, Midland, Ontario, Simcoe County) by Sean on December-15-2007

My daughter enjoys listening to podcasts with me particularly, The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd and Dancing with Elephants . We were thrilled to find out that Grant from Doctor Floyd has a daily Grant’s Advent Calender Video Podcast, and we’ve been watching every morning as we eat the chocolate out of our advent calendars. Today, Grant announced a contest on his video podcast to find out how many times he said, “Hey Everybody” in his 2005 and 2006 video podcasts.

We watched all the videos instead of Saturday morning cartoons, and here is our answer.



Filed Under (Barrie, computer, general, Midland, Ontario, podcamp, podcamptoronto, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-28-2007

I called Bill Deys of the Deyscast, Country Music Cast, and host of the Podcamp Boston back chat room shortly after Podcamp wrapped up. We spoke of the announcement that Podcamp is lifting Rule #4 that all podcamps be free to participants. This may help reduce the number of people who register for Podcamps but do not show up. We also talked about how I am an Internet Visionary. Three weeks ago I posted LOLephants on my Catholic Canadian blog, with lolcat captions on pictures of me. It included this picture of me running? from a T-Rex. The first LOLsaur

As often happens at conferences like this, a bunch of people had a crazy idea about LOLCats with dinosaurs. Before the end of the conference, Nico Pin had developed a website design, they had registered the domain and lolsaur.com was born.
I think it’s so cool that I had a similar idea three weeks earlier. Way to go guys. Bill handed the phone to Nico at this point. Nico and I talked about the ongoing discussion around having wifi at conferences like this. On the one hand, it’s a boon to people like me who can’t physically be at the conference, but can still participate via the Internet. On the other hand, it can detract from the SOCIAL part of social media– actually meeting the people you have encountered on the internet.

I hope you enjoyed my remote coverage of Podcamp Boston as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks to Mark, Bob, Nico, Jay and Bill for taking the time to talk with me.

Oh and I WILL be at Podcamp Toronto on February 23 and 24.

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008



Filed Under (Barrie, general, Ontario, podcamp, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-28-2007

I spoke with Bill Deys of the Deyscast, Country Music Cast, and host of the Podcamp Boston back chat room shortly after he woke this morning. Enjoy.



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