podcast #14

I’ve got podcast 14 out–it’s a trip through San Francisco, set in the Fillmore area and the Outer Richmond and packed with poignant drama and serious suspense–Will the lady talking loudly on the phone erupt in a rage as she notices my camera phone? Will the woman leering out the window the MUNI bus get out and do something about it? Will the caffeine-mad throng violently overrun the Peet’s on Fillmore?

All these questions and more answered–in podcast #14.

Actually, looking over it post-production I can’t help but think that it sort of strikes a somber note. Don’t know what to think of it really.  I’m calling it the “film noir” podcast.

Podcast 7

The podcast #7 comes to you directly from Haight Street and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Take a slightly psychedelic trip through this hipster mecca–the scene just forty years ago of the famous summer of love. [MPEG video; Webshots video] And as you just might hear me say over the din on the street during the podcast, thanks to everyone that has supported the site or downloaded the podcasts! Podcast #7

Podcast 6 featured on Webshots

Webshots, one of the photo sharing sites that I like and have written about, has a video front page that features new content.

I’ve been lucky enough to have my latest entry into the podcast album, podcast #6, picked for the video page today!

[Here’s a screenshot to show what the video front page looked like the day this was posted, as Webshots has new video coming in all the time.]

I’ve always noticed a good audience for my pictures and videos on Webshots compared to other sites, and I’m sure that this feature will really add a lot more to the numbers of views! Thanks to Jessica and the whole Webshots staff!

Wordcamp live music apparently not licensed under GPL

It seems that WordCamp 2007, an open source software gathering, is no refuge from intellectual property thuggery. Watch this movie as Andy Skelton fairly exudes greed as he lunges to claim and monetize other people’s recordings after what was billed on the schedule as a mere “musical interlude.” Actually, I would have included the actual song in the movie too without a second thought–but it sucked.

The behavior on display is strangely grandiose in this case (e.g. the joke about whether it’s a “trillion-dollar song” or the belief that people want to feature bad acoustic frat music on their blog), but I’m afraid that it nonetheless could have a real chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas and information about such events.

The key quote from Andy Skelton from the movie:

“I just want a piece of..of your pie!”

To which I say–never!