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Riff: Podcast non-best practices / to S. Pratt

In a message to Steve Pratt, a podcast producer and former of CBC Radio 3 who gave a stellar speech about “building the worst radio station” (at Northern Voice conf 2009) meaning breaking all the ‘norms’ to create something special (which he and colleagues did and got hosed anyhow).

Now with a podcast for brands company, he’s fantastically successful and podcasting is somehow a big deal (i was a wee bit too early and erratic) – i wrote him this note in reply to a post about “best practices” for podcasting at some point and some place. Can’t really recall where and when (not recently) but hey, here it is for the record.

Bonus: photo by Liz Hargreaves of “Steve Pratt prior to his talk Making the Worst. Radio Station. EVER. Here seen chatting with Robert Scoble and Kris Krug” 

Liz Hargreaves “Steve Pratt prior to his talk Making the Worst. Radio Station. EVER. Here seen chatting with Robert Scoble and Kris Krug”

Ergo:

Meaning to mention: I use the wisdom gained from your legendary “how to make the worst radio station in the world” talk when making my podcasts as-in: I never bother to give a URL, no sponsors, no endless reminders to subscribe and review, no “shout outs” – much of the time I forget to even tell the title of the show… This is what meta-data is for right? I mean people are smart… They found your show after all, I don’t need to rub it in and remind them with all the self referential “meta banter”.

I think: Audiences are self-organizing, and they know what to do – so, treat them with respect, keep em sincerely interested and all the rest falls into place. Fck stats, make pods.

Anyway, you are awesome, carry-on.

Tracks on Tracks Rock Train: Field Notes, part 2

As the Tracks on Tracks trip rolls on, Uncle Weed and pals eat lunch and discuss the learnings from the train procedures and how it coincides with lifestyle. Then, the charming Adaline stops by and discusses yesterday’s special acoustic show and plans for today.

Also recounts the importance of bringing silk pyjamas and beer stein and learn about a bottomless lake. Also thumbs up for the great showers and beds. Plus riffs including Portage and Main, Ian Bevis/Bear Mountain and time zone changes.

Also Adaline chats with CBC Radio3’s Grant Lawrence and JP Maurice with Lyndsey and other plays Fleetwood Mac.

I Know What You Did Last Summit – Secrets of the CBC Radio 3 Offsite Meetings! – jenny draker’s blog

I Know What You Did Last Summit – Secrets of the CBC Radio 3 Offsite Meetings! – jenny draker’s blog

I Know What You Did Last Summit – Secrets of the CBC Radio 3 Offsite Meetings! – jenny draker’s blog

I Know What You Did Last Summit – Secrets of the CBC Radio 3 Offsite Meetings! – jenny draker’s blog

…14 forever segment – saw bowie, clash, kiss, DOA + in Vancouver in 83-84…

That’s cool @GrantLawrence consider having me on for a 14 forever segment – saw bowie, clash, kiss, DOA + in Vancouver in 83-84 @steveprattca

Splendid day so far – first CBC radio 1, the CBC tv news, then coffee…

Splendid day so far – first CBC radio 1, the CBC tv news, then coffee with @cbcradio3’s @steveprattca – now 1st ride on Canada line

the folkx at @cbcradio3 will also like the sticker on the suitcase…

the folkx at @cbcradio3 will also like the sticker on the suitcase at #sxsw09  photo by Kris Krug from Fuck Stats Make Art spiel

Dave Olson "Fuck Stats Make Art" - SXSW 2009

spieling a #sxsw preview on beloved @cbcradio3…

here’s me spieling a #sxsw preview on beloved @cbcradio3 along with Bedouin Soundclash, Ohbijou and more Canucks

http://radio3.cbc.ca/blogs/2009/03/The-Road-To-SxSW—The-Interviews-Bedouin-Soundclash-Thunderheist-Immaculate-Machine-and-more

[dead link, no archive :(]

Luke Doucet et al at Richard’s on Richards

Holy smokes young Luke Doucet plays that guitar plus Melissa McClelland with black dress rocking a telecaster, plus Rich Hope came to shred guitar on “Blood’s too rich” at Richard’s on Richards (now gone)

PS I scored free tix from CBC Radio 3 #thanks

(i have a recorded snippet somewhere… update: see below)

Recorded snippet with Jolene, Ophelia, Broken Heart something (outside for a toke or a walk home..?)