So I’m kinda thinking, in the wake of the John Peel piece I linked earlier, about doing a music podcast. Nothing too cutting-edge — I don’t have the time to troll around MySpace and MOG looking for new music a whole lot — but just podcasts of stuff I like, old and new, themed maybe.
If I did, I’d probably do it like an actual radio show, not just a playlist, with me doing my Chris the DJ routine. (Side note: I actually used to be an on-air DJ at radio stations when I was in high school.) It’d only take me a couple of hours to put together, really, on a decidedly irregular basis.
My question is: if I took the time to put this together, would you find it useful or interesting? Hit me in the comments and let me know.
Interesting enough to check out at least, sure.
My guess is it would probably be a lot more useful, and a lot better received, if you only covered ‘new’ music, or stuff that was released yes than a year ago. The show might be very interesting, but would have to have a utility independent of just “here’s some shit I like”. I’m assuming you have an interest in reaching an audience beyond just hard-core friends and loyalists, and in growing that audience. If you don’t, I guarantee you’ll get bored after 3-4 shows, and the thing will peter out. So, put up or shut up, I say: make a something that has a built-in, organic market, or don’t bother.
And add “it has to be regular” — e.g., say biweekly — to be worth it. It’s called “discipline” (I’ll explain that offline.) 😉
That sounds like a great idea.
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