Virtual Hot Heron Wings

Guests: Matthew Ebel (Hali Heron), Christopher S. Penn (Emperor Hand) and Michelle Wolverton(Chel Pixie) discuss Matthew’s music, need of “bird seed” culminating in the fan generated labor of love: Virtual Hot Wings. CC Chapman was off mic battling guard cows in Vermont, heh. Show is a little long almost half of music from VH Wings-enjoy! Tell your friends.

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Musical body art

dr. huxtable
Today's themed podcast is "Tattoos"-well the black lines in them. Mention Miami Ink, want your tattoo stories, wear are they located, what are they, what is the reason you got them? Please send via E-mail, voice mail , leave comments. C'mon it'll be fun. Play Spherical Tomi promo. All songs have black in the title to represent the black lines in skin art... here is the creed,"Love the tunes>love the artist>buy direct if possible and go to see them live.

Poor Black Mattie 4:11 R. L. Burnside
Mystery Of Black (Pt. 1) 2:53 The Shades of Black
Robes of Bible Black 2:25 Howe Gelb
Black Barbie (Modeselektor Remix) 4:42 Jahcoozi
Black Hand 3:47 Cadence Weapon
Blitzkrieg over my black heart 2:43 Small white light
Black Velvet Band 3:50 Elmo Balderdash
Into the Black 3:38 Ruby Isle
Black Earth 3:23 Black Earth

New Podcast of Mine

Same guy-different theme and place. My new new media venture is A.Connector:podcast, blog, time-shifted conversation space.... I talk more about my global business/marketing ideas and experiences there. It's a chance for me to "eat my own dogfood"-podcast is a free sample of me in the hope to get more business for my company. Would love to work on some virtual world project for Taiwan/China. That's the message I've been giving to my indie musician friends so why not me right?
Much more of me yakking(if that appeals to you). Hopefully I'll make some sense from time to time.

So if you are interested or have some friends that are please point them to A.Connector, first cast is up! :)

I Was Sandbagged

I discovered never agree to be a on a podcast that you haven't listened before. Especially if it is hosted by a zany and witty New Yorker, in this case David Moldawer. What did he do to me? Well, nothing really. He just ran his Onion-style news thrown in the Cuisinart then poured-over your head ninja thing one me :).

Fun guy, fun show-I so wish I was more awake when we hit the red button . Here is link for show.

Good News and Bad News

The Connectorpbo31
First the bad news: actually pretty minor. I got inspired to get new url for my new business podcast. Played around with many different names for the url and podcast and found one for both. Then quickly jump over to snag CC's Hash 3 discount code for GoDaddy. Well, did get rock bottom price for url (like 7 bucks with discount) but didn't appreciate GoDaddy's hard-sell style website dragging out the process with each screen(at least 5 or 6) and pitching me something else each time. So out of synch with good marketing theory, oh well...

Good news was previewed above. I am going to do a podcast drawing from my over 30 years of sales and marketing in products, services and production. Will incorporate some new media marketing content which to me is a continuation of the guerilla marketing conversation I cut my teeth on. Kudos to many fellow bloggers/podcasters mentioned here recently for inspiration and good info.

The one guy I need to give some text love to is Christopher S. Penn-my new media marketing filter of choice, just look here and enjoy those links. Oh name of podcast is "A" Connector Cast with site to be at I think it suits me and gives me something to aspire to: being an "A" grade connector applying myself to the challenge of helping people receive the right contacts, information and material.

Ahh, SL is a social medium…

Jeremy Johnstone
Yesterday morning my time-(Full disclosure: GMT+8) there was an SL event featuring Moshang. I helped arrange it for CC Chapman & Britney Mason. Doing my bit being a "connector" and "patron saint" for musician friends. Most people there seemed to really enjoy the music as I commented here. This morning as I went for a much needed walk I was thinking this over. I have never met CC although we talked about it once(1st PME/podcast expo-couldn't make it). SL is a "social" media device. It enables people/friends to hang and enjoy something together. He was also there with friends and colleagues. I was there with web friends,virtual friends, social media "partners in fun/info crime".

We even had some good conversation in that surreal IM space we call SL. Bubbles among chat, music among international friends, people happy and sharing a few moments together, all in cyberspace.

Rich to the Rescue!

Very happy to have Rich Palmer(Rich Desoto in SL) of Safety Songs on as guest. Rich is good guy, family-man, educator, entrepreneur, podcaster and sounds good on a g-string, . The dude does some pretty decent upbeat tunes too. Play promo for Cybercast, ID from Juel Resistance and these songs from Rich's repertoire. Make sure to catch Rich in world at Crazy Sharks and at Monday open mic's he runs at Los Arboles.
Rich's songs:
Avatar_Girl,Dont_Tell_Lies,Future_Retrospect,I_Used_to_Sleep,Its_All_Good,The Shift

Reality TV?

In a recent conversation I mentioned that there is no such thing as "reality tv" because all of those programs are scripted. Nothing like blog to make broad sweeping statements huh. I think that is one reason for popularity of blogs, vlogs and podcasts-the "RQ" or reality quotient.

Yeah I know that "citizen media" isn't 100% accurate or legitimate either, but the "new media" citizenry(the amateurs anyway) don't really have much of vested interest in being sensational or selling "hemorrhoid creams", so while no proof of sincerity far fewer conflicts. I'm not trying to be holier than thou here-to prove that I'll confess my love for Miami Ink and numerous other shows.

Why Miami Ink you might ask(I wonder too). Full disclosure: I have a tattoo, a dragon's head on my upper right arm just below the shoulder. I am hardly an "illustrated man" but I've always been fascinated by tattoos. Obviously tattooing is a very social business due to the extremely personal nature in the way they're applied and the "deep meaning" or "history" behind certain tattoos. It never ceases to amaze me the types of images people choose to commemorate "loved ones" or "significant experiences" by permanently inking their bodies.

The cast members are friends and partners and they exhibit a wide variety of personality types causing you to re-evaluate pre-conceived notions about tattooists. So how real is it?

Reflections:Echo Chamber

Echo Lakecriana
Here we go-am I reflecting on the echo chamber of the blogosphere or proving it? Today Eric Rice added "echosphere" here and here to the wikipedia of the day. Why should echoes be so surprising? After all, while people do differ in many ways, they are very similar in many others. Particularly when it come to socializing-we want to be heard, accepted, loved, be reassured, have our jokes laughed at, laugh along with someone else.... In essence human nature embraces commonality-we gravitate towards like minded people.

King Solomon said, "there is nothing new under the sun..." So why are we burdened by the echoes, shouldn't we recognize that this is natural, and adjust our ear so we can hear some of the subtle differences in the echo from the original sound source?

With all of us using the same tools, sharing overlapping networks and resources it is inevitable that we'll encounter repetition. I guess my question is, "since we've heard it numerous times, have we learned from it/adapted it?