I found a folder of old recordings. I may start rummaging through them in order to upload some with more context and history.
They remind me of a time when I spent longer in the story. Taking the time to listen & create. I still create long form media but rarely get asked for the more pensive timeless stuff. Most people seem preoccupied with transient disposable media. Something created for SEO. A pretty picture or video, a snatched conversation that may or may not drive someone to click a link or become aware of a brand. We all have to earn a living, but I’m sure there is a way to inject some art, some passion and meaning into all of this.
Before I used apps like Audioboo I used to ‘long-form’ podcast. I recorded over a hundred, 45 of which sat on the Apple store under the title Documentally – ‘Mentally documenting the mind’. I used a handheld mp3 recorder and edited with either Audacity or Garageband. It used to take me ages for some of my more complicated shows. I did it because I enjoyed it. I never did it for the money as I was never paid for audio back then.
Not sure if my podcasts even appear on the Apple store now but having found this folder with clips and snippets, if there’s any interest I may dig out a few more.
This clip is the first half of one of the last podcasts I recorded before switching to Audioboo. It’s dated February 2008 and is a recording made in a street in Jordan while I was working on the video featured below. With the UK involved in yet another war I am again reminded of the victims. The migrants forced to flee in order to find some kind of sanctuary as the powers that be move their chess pieces in another battle for oil.
The image at the top is of an Iraqi refugee living in Jordan and the music in the podcast clip is by Lone Pigeon