3.31.2008

Disqus and Diigo - BVB16

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Blogs

Disqus is a comment management system that can be installed on your Wordpress, Blogger, TypePad, blog. It serves as a social community for those that may engage in conversations at your site and at sites that may share the same topic or interest. Manage all of your blog comments in one location.

Views

Rich shares his review and comments on the Diigo social bookmarking system.
Learn more about this service from this video presented by Diigo:

Blues

Soul BluesAustin de Lone
“Ain’t Love a Funny Thing” (mp3)
from “Soul Blues”
(Broken Toe Records)

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The theme music for Blogs, Views, and Blues was created by Chainsaw Dupont. The tune is called “Funky Foot”. Find his music at ChainsawDupont.com and at the Podsafe Music Network.

3.25.2008

Little Bit of Nonsense - Show 25

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Today we talk about some new opportunities for you to help change the world. Why not check out Have Justice Will Travel and learn how you can help fight domestic violence.? The crew here at Whole Lot/Little Bit of Nonsense also wants to ask y'all to think positive thoughts for my friend Lisa who lost her father, and offer her support as she does the Scope it Out 5K Run to help raise awareness about, and money for, colon cancer research.

Some key links

This show's music comes from the PodSafe Music Network. It's Bloomington from Beeblebrox and Dear Dawn from Geordie Keitt.

3.21.2008

Coffee House to Go's Across the Mic - March 21, 2008 - Ellaraine Lockie

Episode #4 - Ellaraine Lockie

This is our podcast featuring discussions with upcoming and notable figures in the small press community including printers, publishers, bloggers and, of course, poets and writers.

In this episode, Mike speaks with poet Ellaraine Lockie.

Ellaraine's first love in literature is poetry, but she is also an avid traveler, essayist, workshop instructor and nonfiction book author. In addition to numerous awards and nominations for her writing, Ellaraine shares her love of the craft with up and coming poets through her work as a judge and sponsor of poetry contests, participation in mentoring programs, and through teaching workshops on poetry and the creative process in libraries, schools, community programs and writing groups.

Ellaraine's work can be found through a number of resellers and publishers:

non-fiction
All Because of a Button: Folklore, Fact and Fiction (Amazon Link)
The Gourmet Paper Maker (Amazon Link)

poetry
Finishing Lines - (Snark Publishing)
Blue Ribbons at the Country Fair - (PWJ Press)
Bear's Paw Poems - (SCW Publications)

Muses Review (link) has a website for Ellaraine that encompasses some of her books, how to order them and a link to samples of her handmade papers.


(This interview was originally recorded as a Skype to landline call in February 2007.)

Producer's Note: You may notice the episode numbering is out of sequence. Recorded over a year ago, this discussion with Ellaraine Lockie was intended to be released as episode 4 of Across the Mic shortly after it was conducted. When Jack Hosley of Wander Radio offered an interview for the show in January, I jumped at the chance to bring it to you, but decided that, out of respect for Ellaraine, I would release the interview with Nathan Lowell as episode 5.

Please leave feedback on this show by writing esccast AT gmail.com, calling our ESC!Cast hotline at (815)981-4224 or clicking the "Call Me" button to have GrandCentral connect you for free.

The music in this episode, Lonesome Trails Part Two, was provided by Rob Potter. You can find more of Rob's music at www.3fmmusic.com.


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3.18.2008

Little Bit of Nonsense - Show 24

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Today we take out feedback from Justin and spin it into a whole show. We talk about Chicobag and how we shouldsend a message to Troy about advertising on Whole Lot of Nonsense.


Some key links

This show's music comes from the PodSafe Music Network. It's from Changes from Green Lizard.

Life-streaming, WuFoo - BVB 15

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Blogs

ReadWriteWeb has a post called “35 Ways to Stream Your Life.” Author Josh Catone has compiled a great list of applications for life-streaming. Some are still in private beta, but this is an excellent start if you are looking for ways to aggregate your online life.

Views

Rich shares his views of an online tool for building forms, surveys and more called Wufoo. He has tried the free version of the tool. He finds it to be quite practical and effective. Try it out by using his feedback and comment form.

Blues

Cold SnapAlbert Collins
“Hooked On You” (mp3)
from “Cold Snap”
(Alligator Records)

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The theme music for Blogs, Views, and Blues was created by Chainsaw Dupont. The tune is called “Funky Foot”. Find his music at ChainsawDupont.com and at the Podsafe Music Network.

Background music in this episode courtesy of Derek K. Miller. Tracks featured are “Had a Plan, Had to Change It” and “More Red Than Red.”

3.10.2008

Little Bit of Nonsense - Show 23

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We all love techie toys. Admit it. Here's an uber-techy way to help people who are behind the Iron Firewall. Join Psiphon and start helping get free and fair media in behind those blocking tools.

Some key links

This show's music comes from the PodSafe Music Network. It's from Technology from DJ NEXUS and Psiphon Song from Psiphon.

3.04.2008

Little Bit of Nonsense - Show 22

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Quick! Action! Items! Listen! And send some feedback, and sign up for the list... you know you want to...


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This show's music comes from the PodSafe Music Network. It's from Leap of Faith from John Taglieri and Leap Over from Groove Factory Conobus.

3.03.2008

IODA SxSW Sampler 2008 - Audio Gumshoe 91

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Five Tracks from IODA’s South by Southwest (SxSW) Sampler 2008

Artists from this show can be found at IODA Promonet.

SxSW Sampler Cover Art

Songs Played

Yes King
“40 Long Days” (mp3)
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008″
(ioda)

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Sean Hayes
“Flowering Spade” (mp3)
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008″
(ioda)

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Emily Jane White
“Wild Tigers I Have Known” (mp3)
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008″
(ioda)

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Chikita Violenta
“Laydown” (mp3)
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008″
(ioda)

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Jason Collett
“Out of Time” (mp3)
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008″
(ioda)

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Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Podcast Ready Remember to use promo ID “gumshoe1
Audio Gumshoe on MySpace

Special thanks to Bob Taylor and Drew Hardwal for their voice talents on Audio Gumshoe. Please visit their sites, as well as Rich’s voiceover site, for your voiceover needs.
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Triggit and FreeScreenCast - BVB13

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Rich shares his review of two services: Triggit.com and FreeScreenCast.com.

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Blogs

Rich talks about two services that might be useful for your blog needs.

FreeScreenCast — Rich tried this one. He installed it as directed and is able to bring up the software fine. However, when it comes time to record the software stops functioning and an error message is delivered. The potential for this service is great. There are many good instructional and informational videos featured on their site. Give it a try and let Rich know about your experiences!

Triggit.com — Rich has tried this service. He likes the fact that he can place media such as photos and videos into his blog. He can also place ads into text within his blog. This is useful for affiliate ad links. However, he’s not be very successful at getting the application to find the embed codes at Amazon.com.

Views

Rich shares comments from two persons about his last show.
Daniel Johnson Jr.
Jack Hosley

Blues

Big PlansThe Mannish Boys
“Gotta Move” (mp3)
from “Big Plans”
(DELTA GROOVE PRODUCTIONS)

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The theme music for Blogs, Views, and Blues was created by Chainsaw Dupont. The tune is called “Funky Foot”. Find his music at ChainsawDupont.com and at the Podsafe Music Network.

Background music in this episode courtesy of Derek K. Miller. Track featured is “Had a Plan, Had to Change It”.