So many things to do, so little time. Have you ever asked yourself how you get involved in too many projects? I do that sometimes. While I am happy that people enjoy my photographs, I never set out to become a photographer - I'm not sure I even like taking pictures. But I see compositions and have to capture them: cloud formations, the way the light hits a building as the sun is going down, the odd symmetry of an unfamiliar face... with a photo you can tell a story, or a truth, revel humanity. I got better at taking pictures because of an obsession for "collecting interesting things". The same is true for podcasts - I have no formal instruction as a sound engineer, or broadcasting - modern technology means we can all record an interesting conversation with a friend. We all know when we are watching a TV show - it's been written, approved by dozens of people - we are not accustomed to media which has not gone through proper filters of the sponsors. Ironically, this is the age of social media, reality TV sponsored by major corporations.
Anyway I am writing this because sometimes I feel I am losing my voice, sometimes I feel in my quest to deliver more on a website, I am getting lost in the labyrinth of my own imagination and obsession with capturing interesting things. Luckily I have found others to share the burden.
Recently, I sat around with my friend Marc Savlov. Marc is a music and film critic from the Austin Chronicle with so many interesting stories of the last 24 years that this just has to become a radio show. I recorded our conversation/ interview a few weeks ago at Molly Malone's. I think it goes on for 2 hours - maybe more than what anyone will want to listen to but who knows. Marc has a radio voice and the personality and experience for it so I see no reason why we won't be able to gain a reasonable audience - we can cross market it with his friends in Austin, my friends in New York City and obviously Bangkok. Listening to podcasts done in bars feels like you are in a bar whilst sitting at home or in the office pretending to work. (Maybe I'll throw up a 15 minute teaser podcast with Marc?) I need to to start putting these on iTunes as well.