The problem with podcasting
I have a wee problem with my podcasting.
I bought all my equipment from a bloke on eBay. He swore it was all the latest stuff, but I'm not really very up to date on these things. Now I find I can't get spares because the company went out of business twenty years ago. And they don't make tapes for it any more.
So now I've got to get rid of it and start again. It cost me €25,000 but I'm not totally out of pocket – I've managed to sell it to the RTE Broadcasting Museum for €50. I'm having to make do with an old Philips reel to reel that I found in the attic.
Herself has taken the plunge. She has done her first podcast! So nip over and leave her a message. Don't encourage her too much as she'll get big headed. And I'll have to spend all my time editing tapes and cutting and splicing. She is a bit of a perfectionist and that podcast only took 63 takes and 8 hours of editing. I didn't get any sleep last night.
I went for a walk this morning to clear the head.
I thought I'd try my hand at a short bit of Outside Broadcasting [that’s what we broadcasting people call it!]
I was involved in a religious affairs programme in the North in the early 90s and it was all reel to reel – razor blade and sticky tape editing. We had a producer who could edit tape on a Uher as fast anyone now could digitally edit sound on a monitor.
Tell me about it!! I used to work in a recording studio in the very early 70’s. Massive great 16 track tape decks using 1″ tape. It was a divil to splice. As far as I remember, they were Studor decks.
Hahaha . . you are a very funny man and a totally sick bastard! Now I have to come to Ireland almost naked in the event you spot my backpack and Raybans. Is there anything else I should know to avoid the .303?
Simple – sunglasses should only be worn outdoors, when the sun is shining and firmly placed where sunglasses belong – in front of the eyes.
Also put a large “Friend of Grandad” badge on your backpack. It avoids mistakes.
That was a .22 no a .303! I always use a .22 for shooting tourists. Very clean entry and exit. Easier stuffed that way.
I don’t know. It sure sounded like a 6.5/283 with a Lapua case and a Sierra matchking 124grain bullet in front of 53 grains of IMR4350 out of a Stolle Panda action with a Kreiger 5R barrel. But, hey! What do I know?
Heh heh heh Grandad. I hope that you brought her home and are in the process of mounting her on the sitting room wall as a trophy. I do a bit of hillwalking, where do I have to avoid in order not to suffer the same fate?
He shot me! He shot me and broke my puter.
I suppose he will say that it was ’cause I listened to Granny.
Sorry Sneezy, bur Brianf is right on the button with every detail. I’d say he was uncannily accurate, but he is my arms dealer, so he knows what I use.
B3n – I wouldn’t dream of mounting her in the sitting room. That would be
You are perfectly free and safe to wander where you like, provided you are not a tourist and don’t wear sunglasses. Just be wary of farmers though. They are f*cking lethal.
Grannymar – Don’t be such a drama queen. You know I didn’t shoot you. If I had, you wouldn’t be writing now. I’m a very good shot now that I have changed my tablets.
What kind of sunglasses? Were they fashionable? I mean, surely you wouldn’t shoot a man with Bolle sunglasses on, would you? 🙂
You are so violent!
Violent? Me? Not at all.
Please retract that, Michele, or I’ll be down with the baseball bat…..