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Podcast Episode 24


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The UC Davis pepper spray debate, Google Music launches to the public, and the future of Second Shifters.

Episode 24: Future Home of More Domains

Episode 24 Preshow: The Road Trip Tale

Related Links:

Google opens music download store, welcomes artists to upload directly
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/11/google-opens-music-download-store-welcomes-artists-to-upload-directly.ars

UC Davis chancellor says she won't step down over pepper-spraying
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45368260/

Sanctuary's TV Recommendation: Once Upon a Time
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843230/

Atnevon's TV Recommendation: Grimm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/

Listener Music Recommendation (VIM_Commando): Lindsey Stirling
http://www.lindseystirlingviolin.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp
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The UC Davis pepper spray debate, Google Music launches to the public, and the future of Second Shifters.

Episode 24: Future Home of More Domains

Episode 24 Preshow: The Road Trip Tale

Related Links:

Google opens music download store, welcomes artists to upload directly
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/11/google-opens-music-download-store-welcomes-artists-to-upload-directly.ars

UC Davis chancellor says she won't step down over pepper-spraying
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45368260/

Sanctuary's TV Recommendation: Once Upon a Time
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843230/

Atnevon's TV Recommendation: Grimm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830617/

Listener Music Recommendation (VIM_Commando): Lindsey Stirling
http://www.lindseystirlingviolin.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp


Okay, so Atnevon posted the question on air... What do the listeners want Second Shifters to do, what direction should the station follow?

I've thought about it a few days and it's been a difficult choice, I still don't have a clear-cut answer.

The station admin (Atnevon and Sanctuary) work on finding more music, doing podcast interviews with musicians/bands, and do the weekly talk radio bit. -- I like the idea of more music... I don't really notice anything new has been added. The interviews were okay, it's been a long while, and the talk radio bit is what it is. I've intentionally missed as many as I've listened to. Expanding the scope of the station is worthwhile. But the station lately despite the talk radio has felt more impersonal, more robotic in nature. Maybe that's expected with the staffing as it is. And overall the decline in the usages of the boards is what it is. *shrug*

The station admin do more live stuff (dj-ing and requests). Yes this was entertaining, it made things fun and it certainly let you know there was someone there besides the Robot doing a nuclear ipod imitation. But it does take away from station expansion and improvement and research time. And whatever happened to the sci-fi stories and stuff that used to play for a couple hours a night? Atnevon's said he's not keen on adding or rebirthing anyone, keeping himself and Sanctuary as the staff for the time being.

It's tough... I can't answer it. Both offer things that I feel are actually needed and wanted, yet both countermand each other. This is like a chess game that somehow managed to be whittled down to where only the two Kings are left on the board.

I'd like to see a short term compromise.
Sunday is talk day.
Tuesday being podcast potluck day (interview or a random radio show thing being played for an hour or so)
Thursday being Atnevon or Sanctuary doing maybe like two hours of dj/request or something like a Weekly Themed Playlist
(today is Bastille Day? Here are songs that have some vague possible French references). Or maybe make it so every song listed under a band with the first letter "A" gets played until there are no more songs left, then next week "B"... or even maybe starting from the album's original release date (tonight is 1999 night, these are the albums that were put out in that year). Someone used to do 80's nights (which was funny to hear on Fridays)

I'm just tossing out ideas... obviously expanding the music selection is worthwhile...although with the way the robot works some stuff
only gets played once in a blue moon.

I guess this is one of those situations I'd personally rather have a slice of everything than all of something and none of the other. Ya know, what's the turkey, stuffing and gravy without the cranberries, mashed potatoes and the pie?

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