Monday, January 24, 2011

New Year, New Project

Well, once again I have abandoned you, dear blog. I can't say that I have a particularly good excuse, though I'm just going to go ahead and blame it on Comcast. Though I canceled my cable internet months ago and now enjoy a slightly less dysfunctional internet connection with AT&T, I think that Comcast, for as long as they continue to exist as a company, makes for a useful scapegoat.

I've been checking out lots of podcasts recently. For some reason, the only ones which have proven to be any interesting, even listenable for more than a few minutes, have generally been the ones which are also on the FM airwaves and have proper distribution through PRI and the like. And as for podcasts discussing wine...let's just say that there is not much out there.

You may be able to see where all this is heading. Though I've since removed it, you may have noticed a podcast widget on this site. While I toyed with the idea last year, even interviewed a few folks (btw if you are one of these people, I'm sorry to have taken up your time only to not use these interviews), things just did not materialize. This year, though, I'd like to think that I'm better prepared. I have a better, easier to use site to host the podcast, I have started working on a little trailer, and will shortly be heading to Petaluma for some fun as well as podcast related work.

I have a good idea about how I want this podcast to sound, the types of subjects and interviews I'd like to feature, the general flow. But I'd love some ideas from anyone who has got them. All things considered, it's time for some fresh air in this American life of wine podcasting (corny public radio show puns intended).