Great response to our new feature, putting original songs by listeners and their bands at the end of each episode. TOO good almost. We’ve got enough tunes to keep us in business for awhile but don’t let that dissuade you from sending in YOUR song. Keep in mind that the way it’ll work is on a first come/first serve basis. So, don’t get all melancholy and shit and stare at your shoes praying the world would come crashing to a fiery end (like I would) if you don’t hear your song right away. We’ll definitely get to you.
This week’s band is from the Red Bank area and I know of them because the bassist worked (still may, I don’t know) at the Turning Point Restaurant in Long Branch. He kinda’ looks like Orlando Bloom & I suspect Pam may have had a crush on him though this theory suffers from independent verification.
Band Name: East Of The Wall
Album/Song Title:Ressentiment/The Ladder
Today’s delayed pod…
We’re doing this & next week’s shows ‘Making Hay’ style with commentary intercut with last week’s show. This type of show takes much longer to cut and I ran into additional issues that made it rather hellish. As you’ll learn in EP #52 the recorder wasn’t connected tightly to the soundboard which resulted in a(n) echoey/nearly inaudible file. I sent the file to Declan who was able to boost the volume and cut down on some of the echo but despite the man’s expertise it pretty much still sounds like shit.
Since it’s so hard to hear, cross-cutting with this week’s show took way longer.
Okay, if you’re still here…the recorder (a little over a year old) we use has an incredibly bedeviling characteristic. Even if I erase files, drop them in the trash, reformat the flash drive/SD card, etc…for some reason little sound clips, usually less than a second in length, pop up in the newly recorded file. In addition, the newly recorded file also ‘skips’ at times like an LP. Sometimes it happens a few times during the show, sometimes not at all. This week’s show featured around 25-30 sound pops from older shows. Needless to say, this doesn’t make for an enjoyable listening experience for you guys so the sound pops have to go. Believe me when I tell you it’s rather time consuming to smoothly remove and/or mask all those little interruptions.
Salvation lies ahead brothers & sisters
I’m buying a new recorder and soundboard this weekend and putting them to use next week. This SHOULD eliminate the sound pop intrusions allowing me to cut faster and get the show to you post-haste as intended & Lord Flanagan demands.