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I play the guitar. I am not a guitarist.

Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

I still think The Doors should have produced the Windows ‘sound brand’ for Bill Gates.

Curiosity may have killed the cat but it’s the key to people living.

Practice ‘physical distancing’ not ‘social distancing’.

Just been listening to the latest micro monday podcast with @klandwehr … nicely done. At one point @macgenie was talking about the ‘differalities’ of blogging and podcasting - we seem to be on the same page where I introduced ‘snickelcasts’ and wrote:

“With a blog, you open up your text editor of choice and write, you edit, you write more, you file it in a drafts folder, you come back to it and eventually one day you hit ‘publish’ and without a word suddenly your thoughts are out there in public domain for anybody to read. To some that is a scary proposition, but as I said earlier - if nobody reads it, what do you lose?

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But a podcast is different. Unless you understand sound files, can edit sound files, can mix and merge different sound files, you are essentially recording your self in a single take. And that is hard. Just try reading prewritten words into a microphone and see what you feel about the result. It isn’t easy. Now imagine talking like that, right off the top of your head … without hesitation, deviation or repetition . as the old BBC radio show, ‘Just a Minute’ would have. That’s difficult.

There is a LOT more … including just what exactly is a Snickelcast.

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One of an occasional series of posts commenting on ‘Differalities’ (the ‘commonalities’) that divide the UK and the US.

See them all here, along with other ‘Johnisms’ here.

And there we have it …

  • All Snickelcasts are no more than 30 seconds long and are Microcasts.
  • All Microcasts are no more than 30 minutes long and are Podcasts
  • All Podcasts are … well we still have to define that don’t we?

My thoughts on the how and why of Snickelcasts.

UK - USA Differalities (3) : Presenters

Why do American TV sports announcers speak with that aggressive, phony, half scream. They could just talk.

Then again why do English announcers pretend they are American.

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One of an occasional series of posts commenting on ‘Differalities’ (the ‘commonalities’) that divide the UK and the US.

See them all here, along with other ‘Johnisms’ here.

UK - USA Differalities (2) : Tea

“Listen and learn, son. Tea is a herb that’s been dried out so to bring it back to life, you have to infuse it in boiling water. That is boiling water and everywhere I’ve been in this country, they slap down a cup of tepid nonsense, you know, with the tea bag lying beside it, which means I’ve got to go through the ridiculous business of dunking it in the lukewarm piss waiting for the slightest change of color to occur. And at my age, I haven’t got the time.”

💬 Muriel - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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One of an occasional series of posts commenting on ‘Differalities’ (the ‘commonalities’) that divide the UK and the US.

See them all here, along with other ‘Johnisms’ here.

UK - USA Differalities (1) : ⚽️ Football

In The UK there is a sport played with the feet - called Football.

In The USA there is a sport played with the hands - called Football.

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One of an occasional series of posts commenting on ‘Differalities’ (the ‘commonalities’) that divide the UK and the US.

See them all here, along with other ‘Johnisms’ here.