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Podcast 12

Discussion in 'Podcast' started by pd, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Podcast 12 out on Friday

    I've finished recording and mixing podcast 12 and it will be published early Friday morning. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet normally but you will want to hear this one.

  2. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Oooh, cool beans, I wonder what it could be?! :wink: :D
    Would be my busiest day this week, but hopefully will get around to a listen Saturday.
  3. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Download it at http://www.stormcock.net/node/473. Shownotes are at http://www.stormcock.net/node/474.

    The Roy Harper Podcast is nearly a year old and, by way of a celebration, I feature an interview with Roy Harper himself over the next three episodes. I spent an afternoon with Roy in Ireland with microphone in hand and ended up with 2 hours and 40 minutes of material. The next 2 podcasts will be published on an accelerated 2-week cycle, so part 2 of the interview will be out mid-August and the final part on September 1st.

    Broadly speaking, part one covers origins, part two talks about the songs and Roy's career over the years, and part three finishes with up to date information about what's happening in Roy's world, and what we may expect in the future.

    Once all three parts are published I will make available one large audio file containing the complete interview for download.

    If you are new to podcasts, these are simply mp3 audio files. The best way to play them is to download them onto your computer by selecting the "download audio file option" though there is a play button on the web page itself to stream it directly. If you use iTunes or similar software there is also a feed that you can subscribe to; this automatically downloads new episodes to you as soon as they come out. You can access this at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheRoyHarperPodcast

    Feedback and discussion is more than welcome. You can contact me directly at podcast@stormcock.net, or you can go to http://www.stormcock.net and leave comments on the podcast forum.

    The Roy Harper podcast is and always will be completely free of charge.

  4. pete c

    pete c I've got a zappy little nappy

    Nice one Paul!

    I look forward to listening this today if I can, interested to hear what Roy's got to say. Thanks for your hard work

  5. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Yeah thanks Paul!!

    Sincerely thanks Paul for keeping us entertained during this barren spell where we have tried to entertain ourselves to a certain stretched elastic extent of our sanity of imagination! I more or less guessed that you had Roy up your sleeve for the next Pod as you had been dropping a few hints recently...well done my son! How's the old soldier looking? Is he looking in good health etc.? Will now go and listen religiously on headphones with no distractions from the surrounding ocean of 'Bah' populus...

    andi :m14: :m14: :m14: :m14:
  6. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    OOOH brilliant! :biggrin: you, sir, are a star...
  7. dave owen

    dave owen I've got a zappy little nappy

    great news

    Well done Paul,

    I haven't listened to it yet, I might wait until all three parts are available but I bet I won't be able to resist listening for a month.

    Luv, Dave, xxx
  8. LAdrain

    LAdrain I've got a zappy little nappy

    Another very nice Podcast. Keep up the good work.
    Down loaded onto my touch and listened to it in the pub today.
    Looking forward to the full Roy podcast Later.
  9. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Definitely well played there, Paul! How are you going to top future pods after you've had the man himself, though.
  10. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Well now, it'll be interesting to see who else comes out of the woodwork!
  11. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I work long hours here, it was midnight before I could actually download the podcast and get it on the iPod. So, in the small hours of a rainy New Zealand night, I lay there listening and enjoying every bit of it; the wind in the trees, the birds cawing, and (of course) the interview itself. Thanks Paul and thanks to Roy too. This was much appreciated by me and, I'm sure, every other listenener. I'm absolutely looking forward to hearing the next installments.

    I can only speak for myself, but having 'followed' Roy for 25 years or so, interviews and conversations with him are almost as important as the music itself, they're illuminating... in more personal way. As I come to a point in my life where I'm taking stock of things, looking back (over 15 years of travel and living overseas) and forwards, it allows me more appreciation and respect for others journeys, and I think Roy's has been particularly interesting.

    "Pond Weed"? :D
  12. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Thanks Travellerman. Roy was very keen to get as much "outside ambience" as possible on the recording, and there are some nice audio moments in the later interviews to come.

    I agree with you; he perhaps doesn't realise how much some of us appreciate hearing him speak about things in general. He's a very intelligent person and a stimulating conversationalist. I really do consider myself very fortunate to have had this opportunity. A bit nerve-wracking, mind :biggrin:
  13. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Pod 12

    I just love listening to his soporific voice [and the Irish crows in the background!] and the way he speaks and constructs verbally the sentences in his replies where you can almost here the commas, semicolons, colons and parenthesis whilst he's thinking through what he's saying and going to say next: very, very similar to his ramble on FB&B before IHTWM n'est ce pas?

    I was dressed very similarly bohemian [without the beret] back in those days with the fairisle jumper, the orange cords with multicoloured patchs, the yellow slippers with even a length of straw chewing in my gob and smoking rauncy Galloises.I lived on red wine and bread and cheese for months at a time.

    Love the bit where Tracey comes in and asks for money! I've never tried smoking pondweed mind you!

    What's that reference to Deborah Russel millionfold?


    "It's not a second childhood but a continuing one....on and on"
  14. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I think I'd go for mellifluous over "soporific". :biggrin:
  15. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Funny you say that because...

    Actually I meant to write 'sonorous' but on reflection Roy indeed has a wonderfully sleepy voice and method of communicating the very serious issues of the world/life like he's telling you a bedtime story to all you hippies tucked up with dreams and things in yer heads.

    andi :blushing:
  16. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    You are indeed one of the chosen few and can totally emphasise with your trepidation. Perhaps on a par with the A:cheers2:postles at the last supper sharing bread and wine almost maybe?


    "there's no need to die for nationalist slogan or religious lie"
  17. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Another Positive Response

    Just want to say officially I really did enjoy the first of three interviews with the Great Roy Harper. I'm listening to podcast 2 and that song now, as I'm almost done downloading them all. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

    And wow! Thanks to all for all the replies on the forum.
  18. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Wow! Pod 12/RH interview...

    Pod 12 had almost 13,000 visits! If PD had vided it and put it up for sale he could have financed this site of dedication to the HARPERS. Can anyone twist Big Chris's big arm to contribute to a Pod then; or has he already done one and I've missed it? I think he even got to Japan to see Roy once and his laughter in the audience I am sure is on many outboots in his prolificnessissity?

    Whose that laughing at the end of Another Unintentional Suicide permanently stoned out of their bones then? Sounds like BC to me, one of them?

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009
  19. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Are you entering your 'blue period' (following on from the red and bold) with posts now, Andi?:D
  20. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    You sound better HPR! Is your face rosy and got over your blue period of swinishisity sister?


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