April 20, 2011

OK, this post for the A-Z Blogging Challenge is a bit self-serving, for several reasons: due to an upcoming bit of travel, I am writing this in advance, then scheduling it to publish on the appropriate day for the letter “Q”; as well, it will be a brief post, relying mainly on linking to the QN Podcast, formerly known as Quirky Nomads; and finally, it’s self-serving because I have done some voice-acting for Sage Tyrtle, the writer/producer of the QN Podcast, so it’s a bit of horn-tooting for me.

So go check out her work on the podcast’s website or subscribe to it in iTunes – you may not find all of the episodes to be your cup of tea, but it’s definitely worth listening to, as many episodes are absolute gems.  Er, just be warned that it frequently heads into NSFW and NSFC territory, so do listen to it in appropriate circumstances and surroundings.

And if you’re listening through headphones/earbuds, you may find people staring at you oddly – don’t worry, it’s probably just because you’re laughing out loud (but to be fair, not all of what’s on QN is humourous – Sage mixes it up and pulls on your heartstrings too, so it could also be that people are wondering why you’ve got a tear in your eye…)

By the way, if you’re interested in becoming one of Sage’s minions (um, voice-actors) you can check out how to audition on the website.


Because a meme is a terrible thing to waste – Six Random Things About Me

August 24, 2008

Been tagged for the “Six Random Things About Me” meme by the lovely and talented Daryl Cognito of the curiously entertaining Atomic Suburbia podcast. See down below for The Rules Of The Meme.

  1. Many years ago, I was young and foolish. Now, I’m no longer young.
  2. Despite no longer being young, people often think I’m much younger than I actually am, although they seldom think I am less foolish.
  3. I believe that beer is nature’s most nearly perfect food, with pizza a very close second.
  4. Approximately 9% of my life to date was spent living and working in France.
  5. Sports that I have engaged in moderately seriously during my life include alpine skiing, bicycling, archery and windsurfing; of these I still bicycle occasionally and practice archery a bit.
  6. I saw “2001: A Space Odyssey” presented in 70 mm Cinerama on a curved screen at the Glendale Cinerama (reserved seating no less, like a stage show) when it was in first-run theatrical release.

And, as promised, The Rules Of The Meme:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. (Check)
2. Post the rules on the blog. (Check)
3. Write six random things about yourself. (Check)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post. (Check)
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (To be done when this is posted)
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.  (Idem)

I’ve linked to my tagger, Daryl Cognito, at the top of the post. My taggees are:

  1. Maureen Blaseckie, of the most excellent Baba’s Beach Podcast
  2. Cat, who puts out the wonderful CatFish Show podcast with her husband Bob Goyetche
  3. Bruce Murray (nicest guy in podcasting), of the Zedcast podcast
  4. The Scarborough Dude, of the one-and-only DiscksnJanes podcast
  5. John Meadows, of the quietly brilliant On The Log podcast
  6. Sage Tyrtle, of the awesome QN Podcast (formerly Quirky Nomads)

Phew!  Done…  now to post and notify the victims, er, 6 people I would like to know 6 random things about.

Required Read… er, Listening

April 30, 2008

If you do nothing else this week, go listen to these two podcasts:

Oh, and if you still happen to have an hour left over, go listen to the DicksnJanes podcast episode #149 wherein K, I and some friends and acquaintances from podcasting help The Scarborough Dude celebrate his 60th birthday this past weekend.  Happy birthday, Dude!

And while you’re at it why not go read Bob Goyetche‘s excellent rant over the morphing/rebranding of Podshow into Mevio (WTF???  Just what kind of drugs were they on when they came up with that name?) – the comments are particularly worth reading.