Articles Archive for March 2005

The Roadhouse 006
Posted in Uncategorized on 26 March 2005

The Roadhouse 006 is available for download from the above image link. Ten more artists this week, including Blue Steel, Tony Deziel, BB Chung King and the Buddahheads, Pete Mac, and Nothin’ Special, and more. Listener comments, podcasting news, blues milestones, and much more crowded bar in The Roadhouse — all the topics of this […]

The Cottage
Posted in Uncategorized on 22 March 2005

Which all makes for a bit of a dizzying few days. A guest shot on one of my favorite podcasts, followed almost immediately by a very public and very ringing endorsement of at least the musical selection for The Roadhouse. The Feedburner circulation is, this morning, on pace to more than double, thanks to those two events alone.

Post Weekend
Posted in Uncategorized on 21 March 2005

I think we both spent our youth in the corona of rock and roll. Michael’s been able to make it a living, while, despite being a musician myself, it will always just remain great memories and stories for me. Everyone imagines what a tough business music is, and Michael’s got my full respect for being able to make a reasonable living at it.

The Roadhouse 005
Posted in Uncategorized on 19 March 2005

This week’s show includes 10 artists and several instrumental blues cuts. Artists include Oreo Blue, The Blue Olives, Naked Soul, Tone Stack, Shannon Boshears, and many more.

Posted in Uncategorized on 18 March 2005

Michael Butler and I started our “Rock Talk” for his “Rock and Roll Geek Show” twice last night. Both times, we got on a strong roll, swapping concert stories from the ’70s and ’80s. Both times, Michael’s Mac crashed. The last time, he was mid-story, telling me how he and his friends chased Ted Nugent into a hotel. Then, nothing. After the second time, he just didn’t have the heart to redo the show for a third. I don’t blame him.

Morning Props
Posted in Uncategorized on 17 March 2005

An unrelated note: if you’re not a subscriber to Michael Butler’s Rock and Roll Geek Show (where have you been?), you might at least listen in on tonight’s show. It looks like Michael and I are going to talk rock and roll live on the show. I sent him an ID and in the chain of emails that followed, I shared some of the many brushes with rock and roll greatness that resulted from a wild youth and 13 years of selling music for a living. He suggested that we have a Skype call for his show and, of course, I thought it was a great idea.

Posted in Uncategorized on 14 March 2005

Did you notice the Geek News Central promo in The Roadhouse 004? Hard to miss, huh. That’s from another service, Like RadioDaddy, PodcastPromos is an exchange. If you have a promo for your podcast, you can post a download link, allowing other podcasters to use it in their podcast.

The Small(er) Blue Marble
Posted in Uncategorized on 14 March 2005

I got a note from a listener last night that brought on another of those technology related "ah-ha" moments: Just a quick note from the UK to say thanks for putting up the roadhouse podcast. I finally got a portable mp3 player and started playing with the podcast feeds, and the roadhouse now makes my […]

The Roadhouse 004
Posted in Uncategorized on 12 March 2005

This week’s show features artists from Spain to Ireland to California and many points in between. Clocking in at 51 minutes, this edition includes The Mitchell Blues Band, The Blues Persuaders, Will Derryberry Band, Janet Ryan and Straight Up, David Verdi, and many, many more.

Music Credits
Posted in Uncategorized on 11 March 2005

A listener sent some nice comments on Wednesday about The Roadhouse – noting that it was great music to listen to while driving in L.A. I’d concur, if the drive was on Sunset Boulevard in a ’57 Cadillac convertible with the top down – late at night – in a black fedora and sunglasses.

The Roadhouse 003
Posted in Uncategorized on 5 March 2005

Ten, count ’em, ten big artists this week. Is there a Syracuse, NY bias on The Roadhouse? You might think so from this week’s music.

Bandwidth and Feed
Posted in Uncategorized on 2 March 2005

This is where the beauty of RSS feeds really comes in handy. I’ve been hand-rolling the base feed for The Roadhouse, then pushing it through Feedburner. I popped open vi on the desktop at home, edited the current version of the feed to point to, and dropped it back on the TypePad server. Just for sanity’s sake, I reburned the feed at Feedburner, too. The move was completely transparent.

Great Mentions
Posted in Uncategorized on 1 March 2005

Thanks also to Jimmy Jett. My Technorati watchlist pointed me to a mention he made of the podcast on Monday. He’s clearly a radio pro, podcasting, I believe, from Quincy, IL. He’s also facing the same problem I’ve recently faced. It seems that I clean out 10 podcasts that I’m not listening to regularly, only to replace them with 12 more that I do. I’m glad to be on the “added” side of Jimmy’s podcast maintenance.