Monthly Archives: September 2009

Podcasters

My wife wonders why I so rabidly follow and support various podcasters.

This is the reason why right here they are real people they treat me with respect and acknowledge my existence.

I’m a nobody. I’m a big guy with a loud voice that can occasionally make people laugh or look at something in a new light. There is no reason some of what I consider big name podcasters should pay me any mind. Yet without prompting several have followed me back on twitter and a couple even followed me before I had a chance to follow them on twitter. In my general bitching about the world and life in general there are several who respond to my tweets and posts that weren’t even @replies to them. When I rant and rave and help spread the word for their endeavors they actually take the time to thank me.

Podcasters you get to see more than you do other forms of media. You listen to their flubs their highs their lows. You get to see them be people, and be icons. You get to peek behind the curtain and see that the wizard is just a guy having fun, and he doesn’t try to stop you.

I want to send a heartfelt thank you for all the podcasters out there that I listen to. Heck even those of you I don’t listen to yet but soon will, or should be listening to. I appreciate the hard work you put into your shows, I appreciate everything you do for us.

I’m calling out a few by name for going above and beyond the call of Awesomeness.
Mur Lafferty
Scott Sigler
P.G. Holy Field
J.C. Hutchins
Nathan Lowell
James Durham
Scott Roche
Chris Lester
J Daniel Sawyer

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Wow been out of the loop with the pimpage…

Need to do some workup for the next few random pimpage posts to the blog.

Been a little busy last couple weeks, been ill, house has needed fixing, teenagers and a toddler to keep after, and wife has been not feeling so good…

or like I said been just a touch busy with survival to worry about creating / pimping hopefully I’m fixing that here soon.

Sharing is damned cool – Especially with Nathan Lowell.

When I first heard about the series the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper I was like meh I’ll pass thank you. I am now kicking myself in the ass Daily. Nathan Lowell takes us on a journey that I never wanted to stop. The experiences of Ishmael Wang are captivating. Normally you think space you think blazing laser battles and strange new alien races. There is none of that, Nathan Lowell doesn’t need it. Solid storytelling, told from Ishmael’s point of view this is one of the best series I’ve listened to in my entire life without the flash and bang you get from most sci-fi. It’s a story of growth. I can’t wait to listen to Captain’s Share when it comes out.

It took hearing Nathan on the Dead Robots Society, before I gave him a listen which I’m kicking myself for, I heard the promos for his work for years and never gave it a second thought. however had I done listened sooner I’d have been jonesing longer for Captain’s Share the next leg of the series.

I have a policy with podcasts – I listen to four episodes and if I’m not hooked by the end of the fourth show I remove it from my list never to let it darken my day again. Nathan had me within the first page of his read. I listened to the Quarter Share up through Double Share inside of a week. I’ll likely wait until Captain’s share is complete on Podiobooks before downloading because it would drive me to distraction waiting for the next episode. Hell even when I have the entire thing I’m still driven to distraction until I can listen to my damned Ipod again to pick up where I left off.

20 years ago I never would have touched this novel at all. 20 years ago I was a self absorbed little prick who thought I knew what sci-fi meant. Thankfully I’ve grown the hell up, and gave this one a chance.

The Novels

The Share Series – For the lack of a better term….
Quarter Share
Half Share
Full Share
Double Share
Captains Share – Nathan is currently finishing

South Coast – Set in the same universe this novel deals with the Shamans of the South Coast not the adventures of Mr. Wang

More information about the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper can be found at: http://solarclipper.com/
You can follow Nathan on twitter @NLowell.
You can find the Podcast novels on Itunes and at Podiobooks.com

Back sorry about the delay…

Sorry there hasn’t been new content for a couple weeks but I haven’t been well the past couple weeks been in the thrall of the platypus ostrich flu… (anyone upset at me poking fun at H1N1 – it’s how I deal with issues I joke about them until I can cope with them) Actually it’s just been a rather nasty bought with the common cold. First the Little Demon Monkey’s (20 month old Daughter and I swear to Christ almighty himself perpetual motion device made flesh), then my own (mmmmmm Nyquil) and now that I’m back on my feet my wife’s. I’ll work on getting content up this weekend.