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S L O W P O D C A S T
« on: November 07, 2006, 02:23:18 PM »
Tom,

why does the podcast upload take so long?  Okay, okay, okay, I'm an impatient twerp I know, but it seems like it should take less 48 hours.  Are you or Mike doing it yourselves and you just don't have the time?  I have seriously considered starting a Best Show fansite that will upload the Best Show each Tuesday night once the show is over.  The site would also contain email-able bits (stuff I thought was strong from that particular show) for quick and easy downloading for the new fan to get a taste.  I'd be happy to remove the music from each Best Show to keep it consistent with your podcast.  I simply think there needs to be a faster uploading process over there in Jersey City.

Keep in mind, it takes a while to get through each podcast, so I'm often not finished with last week's show when the new show begins.  Maddening, let me tell you.

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 04:04:58 PM »
What do you want me to say? It went up late. I left town for 36 hours for a quick getaway and forgot to put the title up. The podcasts need titles and dont get posted without them. I got back on Saturday morning, and the WFMU Record Fair was in full swing, taking everybody on the tech end of things tied up.

I would hope that with the hundreds of hours of Best Show material available to you at any time, you could cool out when a show is late. The day I start getting paid for the show is the day where there'll be a faster uploading process. Until then, this is how it's gonna be.

And un-consider your desire to do a Best Show fansite that immediately uploads the show or replicates the podcast.  I will pull the plug on the show the day someone starts doing something like that - and I'm not joking about that. I sincerely do appreciate your enthusiasm - it is truly flattering -  but try to be patient and realize that this is a labor of love that we spend a lot of time and money on, and there will be the occasional glitch in the system.

Tom.

PS - I just re-read that you dont even finish listening to a podcast when the next one is available?!!? Then what are you complaining about? Get a grip, son!

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006, 05:02:47 PM »
My schedule is such that I have to be in a 3 hour evening class on Tuesdays during the show. So I listened to the podcasts for a while. I still subscribe to it for archival purposes but don't listen to the podcast anymore.

Nothing's as enthralling as listening to the show live but since I can't do that these days, I prefer the MP3 stream to the podcast- not only is it available right away, but it has all 3 elements that make the show the BEST show on wfmu- the mirth, the MUSIC and the mayhem.

It's too easy to complain but I can only imagine all the preparation and hard work that goes into making the shows such glorious Ws and the extra work to make the podcast available. Thank you Tom!

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006, 05:29:34 PM »
Personally, my current strategy is this:
When I can't listen to the show live, I download the realplayer and/or mp3 or the show and listen to like the first hour or so at around Wed. or Thurs.  Then I download the podcast when it's ready and fast forward through the first hour so I can listen on my ride to work.  I don't know, I like the music too, especially when the mutants are out and you need  a break from the phone pain.  But the podcast is great cause I can listen while driving, and I play my iPod through my car radio, so it's like I'm actually listening on the radio even though I'm in L.A.

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2006, 11:10:43 PM »
I'm not coming down or complaining--sorry if it came out like that.  And I know you have other stuff going on in your life.  You deserve that if you're doing the Best Show in your spare time.

All good advice above...  I'm just finding that I'm eternally trying to play catch-up in order to FINALLY hear a live show.  To me, for some reason, hearing the shows in order is important.  Again, I know it's rather anal retentive, but it's how I do my Best Show listening.

As for the fansite, you have nothing to fear.  I'm merely trying to help those who are in my situation.  I will not make any kind of fansite.

But you raise a good point, Tom:  how much $$$ do you need to get the uploading going faster?  Seriously, what can I offer you to speed up the process?  Let's play Pay-Me.

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 09:18:55 AM »
I'm not coming down or complaining--sorry if it came out like that.  And I know you have other stuff going on in your life.  You deserve that if you're doing the Best Show in your spare time.

All good advice above...  I'm just finding that I'm eternally trying to play catch-up in order to FINALLY hear a live show.  To me, for some reason, hearing the shows in order is important.  Again, I know it's rather anal retentive, but it's how I do my Best Show listening.

As for the fansite, you have nothing to fear.  I'm merely trying to help those who are in my situation.  I will not make any kind of fansite.

But you raise a good point, Tom:  how much $$$ do you need to get the uploading going faster?  Seriously, what can I offer you to speed up the process?  Let's play Pay-Me.

first of all: Don't worry about skipping parts of the recent episodes, you won't be missing much ( ;))

second:  you don't get it.
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George St.- I'm havin' a time
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House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 10:44:29 AM »
neither do you BRING IT!  ;)
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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 02:27:46 PM »

first of all: Don't worry about skipping parts of the recent episodes, you won't be missing much ( ;))


That's definitely not true!

I don't mind the inconsistency of the podcast-upload day.. it's exciting!
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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006, 05:08:56 PM »
neither do you BRING IT!  ;)

right.  I don't "bring it."  very clever.  is this forum's protocol to repeat things you hear tom say on the air?

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2006, 05:18:30 PM »
How dare you.

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2006, 05:41:28 PM »
Ew bwee.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2006, 08:46:54 PM »
neither do you BRING IT!  ;)

right.  I don't "bring it."  very clever.  is this forum's protocol to repeat things you hear tom say on the air?
wait wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

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Re: S L O W P O D C A S T
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2006, 02:10:50 AM »
neither do you BRING IT!  ;)

right.  I don't "bring it."  very clever.  is this forum's protocol to repeat things you hear tom say on the air?

No, i was only ass kissing.

Wait.. can I say ass in this forum?
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2006, 09:52:50 PM »
right.  I don't "bring it."  very clever.  is this forum's protocol to repeat things you hear tom say on the air?

The fact people do that makes me madder than a rattlesnake at a thai wedding.

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2006, 10:50:41 PM »
neither do you BRING IT!  ;)

right.  I don't "bring it."  very clever.  is this forum's protocol to repeat things you hear tom say on the air?
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