When the recordings of podcasts come as infrequently as mine do, they become a valuable commodity. Not to YOU...oh no. To you, they are the burden I have passed from my frontal lobe onto your indulgent shoulders. But to me, the guy who is supposed to be throwing new material up here every little while, anything that resembles a useful topic is pure gold.
So imagine how bad a Doncast recorded on President's Day has to be for me to be sort-of-but-not-really posting it now. Yeah. Bad.
It was a useful recording, if for no other reason than it showed me that perhaps I was, as I had suspected, in no frame of mind to be communicating to the world at large. Not angry, not depressed, just...off.
More than usual. So don't expect a surprising and sudden clarity of vision or execution from here on out, but I do feel I am in a good spot to deliver the same level of confusion and banality everyone has come to expect here.
Part of it goes back to the Death of the Easy Topic. For a long time I was able to yammer on about the Items One Should Have in their Home Toolbox. Little did I know how short that list would be, or how reliant I would become upon it as a structural crutch. Not to mention the fact I actually know something about hand tools and their uses, just like I knew something about Colonial House and what it was like to be involved in that project, which is what led to me blogging in the first place.
One of those rules they always hammer home to you in creative writing classes is "write what you know." In the blogging version I'm pretty sure it goes something like "write what you know, you think you know or what you know you hate."
I'm not sure where this goes from here, with tools and tv shows just about covered... I turned down a show on HGTV the other day, foolishly waving off another good blogging topic. Perhaps another one will come around, prefferably with a lot of juicy infighting and politics.
Until that interesting show comes around, and if you are a real glutton for punishment, you can check out the "lost" episode of the doncast here. Please know before trying to listen that the language is sometimes vulgar, the (new) microphone awful and the host worse.
NEW EDIT (3/3/07):
It has been pointed out to me that I didn't credit the songs, which is a terrible thing to do.
They are "Provisional" by Fugazi and "St. Ignatius" by the Old 97's.