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My First AudioBlog: The Concert-Goer’s Dilemma

I finally played around with my audio software that came with my audio card, and figured I’d try an audio posting. As I mentioned in my previous post, I went and saw Liz Phair on Friday night. If you’re so inclined, you can listen to me discuss an aspect of the concert by clicking the link below:

I’m interested in opinions about the audio entry in general. Do you like it? Should I post this way every once in a while? Or is it just inane and I should stick to the text? There’s no risk of my going entirely to an audio format, but I just thought I’d experiment and see what ye mighty readers (and now listeners) thought.

9 Responses to “My First AudioBlog: The Concert-Goer’s Dilemma”

  1. Imogene Huxham

    DB!!! first -I just heard you throu my new mac speakers -too bloody cool -second -opening acts -that’s why you have to drink -it reallly helps! thrid -stina and I saw the strokes open for the doves and they became huge (way bigger than the Doves ever became) so although rare it can happen! :)

  2. Jeff

    Aud-blogs are much less accessible. (for example -visiting the page from an office environment)

    And you write very well. There is no reason to diverge from your strong suit.

    …But the first one is cool – to hear the writer speak. Also, it’s good, y’know, to see I am not the only one who, y’know,…inadvertently throws “y’know” in too many of my spoken sentences. :)

  3. alan

    For some reason, you sound exactly the way I thought you would sound. And, you have a nice DJ voice. But honestly, when it got to about 2 mins, 35 secs into it, I started drifting off…

    What I like about your written posts is that they’re succinct and smart and well written. The audio blog was a bit more of a ramble, which I’m not used to getting from you.

    As for opening acts – sometimes I actually go to concerts BECAUSE of the opening act, eg. I went to both the Tina Turner and Cher concerts, because the opening act for them was Cyndi Lauper. Yeah she’s already an established act, but still, she’s an opening act and she is what drew me in.

  4. Arjun Singh

    I like the audio thing, simply for the sake that it adds another personal dimension to your blog. I don’t say do this every day, but once in a while to vary it up, it works for me.

    Gotta keep it fresh, for your readers, and perhaps more importantly, for you.

    “I want to hear the artist push herself–play new material, re-invent old material–basically, surprise me.”

  5. col

    I agree with Alan, you sounded exactly how I imagined (that makes it sound like I sit here daydreaming about your voice). Good post, although perhaps a tad shorter would be better.

  6. becky

    I’m still getting over being jealous at you seeing Liz Phair live. (sigh)

    As far as the audio posts go — I liked hearing your voice, I think it adds an interesting dimension to your posts. Then again, I don’t think I could ever post my voice onto my page — mainly because I hate the way my voice sounds recorded.

  7. Jeff

    But the Southern Accent sounds so good – you’ve got a terrific voice Becky. I totally missed it(!) when you were gone at X-mas.

  8. Sean

    I much prefer text. I sometimes check your blog over the lunch hour and playing things on my speakers irritates my co-workers.

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