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Sleeping with my iPhone…

I saw a statistic that said 65% of cell phone users sleep with their phones.

Well, I’m one of them. My iPhone is next to me when I go to bed. Why? Because I like to play a podcast while I go to sleep… it only takes about 15 minutes and then the podcast turns itself off when it is over.

My favorite sleepy-time podcasts? Greg Proops‘ “Smartest Man in the World” is number one. Harry Shearer‘s “Le Show” is a close second, followed by “This American Life.” Lately, I’ve also been playing Jack Benny shows from the 30s and 40s.

I don’t know why others sleep with their cell phones… I certainly don’t expect calls overnight. If my secret of how to get to sleep with your iPhone helps anyone, then I am truly glad.

Last 3 Weeks to order Web Poppers at $39.95

… then I am going back to it’s original purchase price of $75.00.

But since I really need help supporting this Blog (and the weekly Podcast that goes with it) I’ll keep the sale price on until August 27th…

So I’m selling the basic set of my Web Poppers, a collection of small images, averaging 72 x 72 pixels, that are based on Bill’s picture font designs and other sources. They can be used to illustrate posts or to comment on any number of issues. You’ve seen me use them frequently on this blog – I hate posts without pictures!

Each set is delivered on CD with 300 of the most popular JPEG images that I use in my own blogs, Under The LobsterScope and Panhandle Vegan. I have been getting great responses to these for the past year and the number of requests that I release them has been substantial.

So here they are.

The complete set originally cost $75.00, but for the next three weeks they are going for $39.95, all taxes and shipping included. Every set that is sold helps support this blog… and believe me, we need it.

Some samples from the 300:

To purchase, click HERE.

Last Four Weeks to order Web Poppers at $39.95…

… then I am going back to it’s original purchase price of $75.00.

But since I really need help supporting this Blog (and the weekly Podcast that goes with it) I’ll keep the sale price on until August 27th…

So I’m selling the basic set of my Web Poppers, a collection of small images, averaging 72 x 72 pixels, that are based on Bill’s picture font designs and other sources. They can be used to illustrate posts or to comment on any number of issues. You’ve seen me use them frequently on this blog – I hate posts without pictures!

Each set is delivered on CD with 300 of the most popular JPEG images that I use in my own blogs, Under The LobsterScope and Panhandle Vegan. I have been getting great responses to these for the past year and the number of requests that I release them has been substantial.

So here they are.

The complete set originally cost $75.00, but for the next five weeks they are going for $39.95, all taxes and shipping included. Every set that is sold helps support this blog… and believe me, we need it.

Some samples from the 300:

To purchase, click HERE.

Not sure I can do the Podcast this morning…

BlogTalkRadio appears to be down at present. If it isn’t up by 10 AM, I won’t get to the Under The LobsterScope podcast today… stay tuned for more info.

– Bill

UPDATE: WE’RE CONNECTED AGAIN. GO TO  BlogTalkRadioHERE .

Last Five Weeks to order Web Poppers at $39.95…

… then I am going back to it’s original purchase price of $75.00.

But since I really need help supporting this Blog (and the weekly Podcast that goes with it) I’ll keep the sale price on until August 27th…

So I’m selling the basic set of my Web Poppers, a collection of small images, averaging 72 x 72 pixels, that are based on Bill’s picture font designs and other sources. They can be used to illustrate posts or to comment on any number of issues. You’ve seen me use them frequently on this blog – I hate posts without pictures!

Each set is delivered on CD with 300 of the most popular JPEG images that I use in my own blogs, Under The LobsterScope and Panhandle Vegan. I have been getting great responses to these for the past year and the number of requests that I release them has been substantial.

So here they are.

The complete set originally cost $75.00, but for the next five weeks they are going for $39.95, all taxes and shipping included. Every set that is sold helps support this blog… and believe me, we need it.

Some samples from the 300:

To purchase, click HERE.

My Podcast is at 10 AM Today if you want to tune in…

… we’ll be spending some time talking about the economy, the political future of the Middle Class, and a few other things.

That’s 10 o’clock this morning http://www.blogtalkradio.com/billtchakirides/2011/07/19/under-the-lobsterscope.

Today’s Podcast is up…

If you missed the live broadcast you can click below and hear the recorded version. Today we discussed the 4th of July Holiday, The CATF season, and some politics.

If you miss it, the recording will be at BlogTalkRadio, HERE .

Podcast at 10 AM Today:

I’m scheduled to go on at 10 AM this morning. To hear it live go  HERE to  BlogTalk Radio.

If you miss it, the recording will be at BlogTalkRadio, HERE .

You can call in during the half hour that it’s on at 1 (661) 554-9186. I’ll be glad to discuss just about anything with you.

I’m making another stab at the Under The LobsterScope Podcast this morning at 10…

So, if you want to see if I get through or not (which always seems questionable) go  HERE to  BlogTalk Radio.

If you miss it, the recording will be at BlogTalkRadio, HERE .

You can call in during the half hour that it’s on at 1 (661) 554-9186. I’ll be glad to discuss just about anything with you.

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UPDATE

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Success, Success! I only did about 15 minutes since I was testing out the iPhone and connections, but it worked.

I’ll plan bigger and better for next Tuesday.

I’m not thrilled with the quality of this morning’s podcast…

… due to a lousy set of connections from AT&T (both cellphone and network). However, in replaying it (if you ignore the first minute where there seems to be no connection… stay on, however…please!), it still covers most of what I wanted to… so give a listen if you didn’t heatr it live.

Go to it HERE at BlogTalk Radio

And please come back to hear it online next Tuesday at 10 AM.   You can call in during the half hour that it’s on at 1 (661) 554-9186. I’ll be glad to discuss just about anything with you.

And tune in live next Tuesday at 10 AM by going HERE.

If you missed this week’s Podcast, you can hear it at BlogTalk Radio…

Just go HERE.

We talked about Apple Computer‘s announcement of iCloud, the shortage of some generic medications in hospitals, the loss of memory with age, The loss of groundwater as seen from space by the GRACE project. and other things… If you sign in and listen, you can also add comments which will be available to all listeners, a list that grows every week.

btw: I’m getting a new cell phone, hopefully in the next week, which will improve the AWFUL sound quality of my current podcasts. And maybe I’ll have a music intro by next week.


– Bill

My podcast goes live at 10 AM…

Working on it now…hope you will tune in… if you can’t it will be available all week at the BlogTalkRadio site:

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If you want to call in during the live show, the number is 1 (661) 554-9186.

My new podcast is at 10 AM… I’m getting ready.

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Having missed my time yesterday on my birthday because I was playing my new Canjo and ignoring time and the world, I am now ready to get it on today… actually in just over an hour.

Hope you will tune in… if you can’t it will be available all week at the BlogTalkRadio site:

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If you want to call in during the live show, the number is 1 (661) 554-9186.

Sorry, friends…Podcast moved to tomorrow morning at 10 AM

Wouldn’t you know that, given my birthday and all, I’d get caught up in cards and messages…and the great present I got from my wife and dogs (just the thing I wanted, in fact)… a 1-string Canjo! (the picture is just an explanation… my canjo is a Budweiser can with a dark maple neck. I love it!)

We’ll have the Podcast tomorrow morning, May 25th at 10 AM. Maybe I’ll play the Canjo for you (I’m learning Tom Dooley.)

If you want to call in during the show, call 1 (661) 554-9186

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Here’s my podcast for today on BlogTalkRadio:

Still learning how to do this right… and this was my first time with a guest over the telephone. My biggest problem was the couple of seconds delay between asking questions and getting answers, so the guest and I kept stepping on each other.

I also had a music opening, which did not work… I’ll have to find out why… there are however 2 clicks in empty time when I thought I was turning the music on. Oh well, as I said last week, it will get better (just as this week was better than last week.)

To hear today’s show, with poet Tom Donlin reading his fine work, click here:

My thanks to Tom Donlin for being my guest this morning.

Today was my first UTL Podcast…

This morning at 10AM, the Under The LobsterScope half-hour podcast went live for the first time. I admit it was AWFUL, not AWESOME… but this was my first time.

It will get better, though. When it gets really good I’ll submit it to iTunes which will make it much easier for you to pick up.

Come back next Tuesday (and every Tuesday) at 10 AM and hear the improvements. Call in if you want to.

Meanwhile: you can click on my name or picture below and play the “On Demand” recording of this morning’s Podcast.

– Bill

Listen to internet radio with BillTchakirides on Blog Talk Radio

btw: I’d appreciate comments (or e-mail if you want to click on the mailbox) and suggestions from you. Listeners always know more than producers.

If I start an Under The Lobsterscope podcast, would any of you like to participate?

Before John Case and I get started on our Winners and Losers Podcast based on the Friday morning radio show we do on WSHC 89.7 FM, I’m thinking about learning the ropes with a weekly (or every other day or so) half-hour podcast based on the Politics and Arts subjects I cover here at this blog.

This would give me an opportunity to talk and broadcast conversations with some of my regular readers and commentors (you guys know who you are)…  Let me know if you’re interested.

 

 

-Bill

John Case and I are talking about doing a weekly podcast…

…based on the Winners And Losers show we do on Friday mornings. To start with, it will probably only be a half hour presentation which we’ll put up right after the Friday show. We’ll cover our favorite subjects like poetry and theatre and politics…lots of politics… and hopefully have a few guests on and a little music.

We’re looking into the technical stuff now… but this could happen pretty soon. We’ll be promoting it on Facebook and Twitter and iTunes… and, of course, we’ll announce it on WSHC.