T S U R U C A S T No. 1 (our very first podcast)!!!

Photography by Tsuru

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.

Enjoy as…


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!

*** UPDATE ***

Here’s the tracklisting (thanks center52 for helping getting it timed and written out!)…

Go show all these artist all your love here or here now!

2 comments for “T S U R U C A S T No. 1 (our very first podcast)!!!

  1. Christina
    October 15, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Best blog ever!! So glad I discovered this. We added you to our bloggy friends blogroll also!

    Question – do you have a podcast URL that I can subscribe to in iTunes?

  2. Tsuru
    October 15, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    First off… THANKS sooo much!!! I really appreciate it..

    And yep, added the little button over on the left called T S U R U i T U N E S

    Seemed to fit nicely with the "tsuru" thing, eh?

    Here's the link -> http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=293264890

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