Sunday, August 03, 2008

Thinking about Media, Radio, Culture, etc.

I'd like to introduce you to a fellow blogger who is definitely worth reading. Last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Will Hinton for his podcast over at Good Will Hinton.

When I say friend, I guess I should clarify. Will and I have known OF each other for quite a few years. We have quite a few mutual friends, travel in some of the same circles, and spend time thinking and writing about some of the same things. We also have a common love of music.

I think we first became aware of each other while he was working at Paste Magazine and I was writing for them. But up until this last week we had never met, and I don't believe we had ever really even spoken via email or chat. So what prompted this? While on Facebook (where Will and I ARE friends) I noticed Will's status was a request for podcast interview ideas. I noticed Will was online at the time and used Facebook chat to somewhat jokingly suggest myself as an interview subject. And Will surprised me by NOT jokingly responding, "When do you want to do it?" So a few days later we spoke on the phone to record the podcast. I think you'll find it interesting as we discuss a lot of things that I spend time researching and thinking about: the future of radio. Media, technology, and culture. The Internet and social networking. And, of course, music.

It was a pretty good discussion, and HOW we met is a real testament to the power of technology and social media. Lately I've been telling people that I plan on getting all my news, information, and entertainment from the Facebook Status of my friends. Ok, so not really...but there is a nugget of truth in there, and you'll hear a little about the power of the Facebook status as a marketing tool in the podcast as well. Check out the podcast here.

So check out Good Will Hinton and add him to your list of blogs to read. And come back here often as I plan on fleshing out a lot of the things we discussed in future blog posts.

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