*and now...the end is near...and we face...the final curtain*

The end of the #Dailysong Podcast

*and now...the end is near...and we face...the final curtain*
*and now...the end is near...and we face...the final curtain*

Well I guess you all pretty much knew this already, but I felt that it needed to be stated properly.

Due to how long it has been since we had a chance to get together and record a #Dailysong podcast, we have decided that it will not return.

We have all been too busy to post #Dailysongs on a regular basis,  this meant we were relying more and more on other peoples choices.

As a result we were finding it harder to put a reason to each track, and that just broke the spirit of what it was meant to be about.

Feeling that it would be a bit of a cop out to not have an audio farewell, here is a quick clip of me explaining all this ūüôā

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But for those of you not wanting to listen to that, fear not! For just because the #Dailysong podcast is no more, does not mean you have heard the last of Myself, Gow & Craig.

We all enjoyed the podcasting far too much to stop, so for that reason we are going to start a new podcast.

This new podcast does not have a name just yet, however it does have a topic and its something that this time we all know about – Gaming! We will pick a bunch of gaming news articles from the week and talk them over while we have a beer, hopefully making it funny along the way.

Anyway, I wanted to keep this short but seems that hasn’t happened. All that remains is for me to thank the small but loyal group of listeners that stuck with us for the 10 episodes and to hope that you will all enjoy what is too come next.

Till next time!

A Week In #DailySongs Podcast Episode 10

This is a Spork! It is the ultimate utensil.
This is a Spork! It is the ultimate utensil.

Well here we are again, I did say that this episode would be available faster than the others.

The reason for this is that my ‘Guests’, Craig & Gow, have pretty much become regular Co-Hosts.

While in many ways this is a good thing, it did mean that the balance between music and talk was getting very music heavy. In order to try and rectify this I made a slight change to the format.

What the three of us do best when were together and have beer to hand is talk, and having to stick to¬†explaining¬†all the #Dailysong’s was ¬†putting a little too much structure in place.

Instead this week we took a look at the new articles on NewsLite.tv (http://newslite.tv/) and give our views on the stories. The #DailySong’s are still included, but only a selection picked at random.

Here is the result.

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Its a bit messy, as its the first time we have done it this way. As a result comments are not only welcome, they would be really useful.

At one point we do discuss a story about a minture cannon, that really could do with looking at the video – that can be found at http://newslite.tv/2010/05/10/fully-working-mini-cannon-fits.html

As for the music, we would like to thank everyone that provided tracks to pick from by using the #DailySong hashtag on twitter. This weeks we included suggestions from @Nezerith, @AngelSmit & @AnjelusX

Anyway, I’ll leave it there

See you next week

A Week In #DailySongs Podcast Episode 9

Spongebob
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea...

Now normally I would not put two podcasts up on the same day, but I really wanted to get back up to date this time.

The reason for this is I’m planning to change-up the style of this podcast a little for future episodes.

In these podcasts so far we have recorded the audio between tracks in advance and then I have edited the tracks in afterwards. That is what causes the delays, if other things get in the way being a person project is the first thing to get pushed back.

However here is Episode 9, once again joining me for the podcast is Gow & Craig, thankfully a little more sober than last time. Not that this made them any easier to control.

Don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself

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Now hopefully the new method will mean that this weeks upcoming episode will actually be out tomorrow evening.

See you then

A Week In #DailySongs Podcast Episode 8

My New Avatar
My new Avatar for the new Thirteen1 site

SOOO, Yes I know this is very late – but its been a very busy couple of weeks in my defence.

We launched the new Thirteen1 site finally, when your done listening to the podcast go check it out, http://www.thirteen1.com.

For a second week I had “help” recording the show, both Gow & Craig decided to call round to my flat this time and record in person.

This lead to yet another week where we ended up with technical issues. Despite all having¬†separate¬†mics, my pickup seems to have been a lot higher than everyone else’s. What this means is you may hear a bit of echo when there are others talking.

You may also be able to hear my wife, Jo & Craig’s girlfriend, Emma¬†chatting¬†away in the background – that’s how high mine managed to set itself.

Other than technical issue there was also the amusing task of trying to keep both Craig and Gow at least semi on track and under control, as they were already drunk before we started and I was drowsy due to cold remedies. Hence accidentally at the start saying this was Episode 9 :p

Anyway have a listen it’s rather¬†amusing¬†as a result.

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Well I’ll cut the¬†explanation¬†there as I have to go edit Episode 9. That will be live in a couple of hours.

A Week In #DailySongs Podcast Episode 7

DrunkenGamer and TurkeySaladBoy
Myself & TurkeySaladBoy Rocking out on Rock Band a few months ago

So another week has rolled in and its time for me to do another round-up of the weeks #DailySong output.

This week however is a little different from all the ones that have gone before.

I started in last weeks podcast including guest tracks. This week I was going to include a track selected by Thirteen1 member Craig Albeck (AKA TurkeySaladBoy).

We decided that it would be a good idea to jump on skype and have him introduce the track himself, at which point Daniel Gowen (AKA Gow) decided he wanted to join in.

What follows is pretty much the unedited conversation – they hung around for the recording of the whole podcast and all the¬†introductions.¬†Apologies¬†for the crackling at the start – Gow’s mic fucked up!

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As mad as it got, I actually prefer this format – It was a little bland with just myself doing the intros.

Next week I’ll bring them back for more madness but this time have the hardware set up in advance so we get better quality.

We should also be joined by at least one other member of the Thirteen1 Team as were planning to record our first magazine podcast directly afterwards.

Till Next Week.

A Week In #DailySongs Podcast Episode 6

Two Years of Thirteen1
Two years of Thirteen1 down - Hopefully many more to go!

Well its been an interesting week overall, and a nice mix of songs.

This weeks Episode also has the first guest track, as the #DailySong hashtag builds users on twitter I will include some other peoples tracks for variety.

As it was short notice so unlike the plan I couldn’t get the source of this weeks guest track to record an intro but I will work on that for next time.

This weeks Guest was a friend Jon Butterfield aka @Webdude75. So without further babbling here is this episode.

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The other important factor this week was the launch of our second anniversary of Thirteen1.

For two years now we have created this magazine and its been a crazy ride and a steep learning curve, however I think as time has progressed we have really improved over this time.

Hell we have even improved dramatically since our first year.

To check out the latest issue over at http://www.thirteen1.com now – hopefully you will also get to see the new site as well ūüôā

Till next week.