See, I used to run this li’l podcast called The Ten Song Affair, which I started around March. I pick 10 songs from my music library, and I play it. There was also a little sideshow called The 90s Plugin, which was part of my music education agenda, by telling people the 90s wasn’t just about grunge and the start of the alternative label. Yes, I did the shows like a radio DJ, except that you can download or stream an mp3 copy of it, and this means you can listen to the tracks and me introducing and making a short critique on some of them.
The podcast-making process was primitive, but satisfying. Armed with a cheap headset and Audacity (recording software), with the script on a multi-tab notepad program, I came up with concept shows (a show where all the songs were chosen because it had the word “dance” on its title) to genre specials (shoegazer, sadcore/slowcore). I sometimes featured 10 songs that I just think mixed well . My most well-received show covered just that:
Not Exactly A Radio Show: The Ten Song Affair – Episode 4
Apr 2, 2008
Te’, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Los Campesinos, 4Hero, Low, Smokey and Miho, France Gall, The Aisler’s Set, Lloyd Cole, and Camera Obscura.
I saw it as over by June, since running two weekly shows that only a handful of people listen to was tiring, and even if my initial expectations was exceeded, I did want to reach over a semblance of an actual audience.
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