I’m very excited to share our latest Presents… feature, Podcasts!!! Very creatively, I might add, called Tsurucasts, because I’m the ultimate narcissist, well, except that Tsuru’s not my name, hmm…
Anyway, so here’s how it all went down. First, graphic artists & member captgeech, the designer of our amazing Society Shirts, suggested, when talking about “what’s next for tsururadio”, that we do them. Due to my unbelievable ignorance to the podcast phenomenon, I laughed it off… Who the hell would want to hear me jibber-jabber on in stereo audio? See… told you I was ignorant.
So, that’s that, right? Nah. New member birdantony (making quite a splash for himself with an unreal mixtape I hope to share with you soon), pointed me to a little program he uses (among many) called Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer. Now, he likes to add sounds for transitions and whatnot, making something beyond a “mixtape” and into a full blown soundtrack (seriously, it’s unreal, check it out!) so he’s uses about 4 different programs, but all I’ve ever wanted to do was make the songs on my mixtapes “latch on” to each other a little better than just going mp3 to mp3… this program, for that, is perfect.
Last night, I installed it and first loaded up track four from coldcoffee’s latest mixtape called Ideal Autum, a track that notorious sends the happy goosebumps along my entire body and a stupid smile on my face, then I casually threw on another track, fading one out, panning the other subtlely in, then another and another until finally, between last night and very early this morning (seriously, I woke up an extra thirty minutes early just to keep going), it was done.
I was going to cut it up and make it a normal mixtape, but I remembered what the capt said. Using our friend wikipedia, a little bit o’ googling, a dictionary (unabridged), two computers, my slide ruler, and a scientific calculator I realized that I just built a podcast. Whodathunkit, eh?
After some additional test driving, ID tagging, art adding, and uploading, it’s up and ready for your love!I hope you like it. I hope the transitions aren’t too cheesy or cliche or abrupt or whatever, lord knows it ain’t perfect, I mean, it IS my first one. In the end, I hope it’s just 1 hour and 15 minutes of good times.
T S U R U C A S T No. 1
Featuring Neutral Milk Hotel, Ben Kweller, Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, Jenny Lewis, Jem, Vampire Weekend, The Alps, Wolf Parade, Clem Snide, The Shins, Land Of Talk, Beirut, and so much more!
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