Hmm, maybe I should call this one the Weekend Video Picks considering how late in the week we are, but this’ll do. This time, I have a special Minnesota-themed set of videos! I have a few from The Current and a special episode of My Drunk Kitchen that took place right here in Minnesota. Enjoy!
1. Rock the Garden 2013 Time-Lapse
Rock the Garden is a fantastic outdoor concert featuring big artists at the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden. I wasn’t there this year, but this makes me wish I was. METRIC!
2. My Drunk Kitchen: Minneapolis Hot Dish!
Hannah Harto joins a Minnesota YouTuber (a friend of producer Caity’s, by the way) to make an episode with a bit of Minnesota flair.
3. Dessa Deconstructed: Breaking Down “Parts of Speech” – 89.3 The Current
This is a fantastic program about Dessa’s creative process, talking primarily about her new album. I really enjoyed hearing about the early stages – recording pieces on an iPhone and scribbling lyrics on scraps of paper. I learned so many facts!
There you have it! A little Minnesota pride/embarrassment for you.
Until next time…
Good morning, listeners!
We’re glad that everyone survived everyone survived that whole Mayan end ‘o the world bit, and have transgressed into 2013 with us!
We’ve been pretty busy in the new year, having already taped TWO EPISODES in the first week, PLUS, we’ve released the tracks to the Buffering Christmas Party Karaoke Caroling! Make sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates as to when new and bonus content is released!
Also, we’re looking to start a contest on our Facebook page, but we need to hammer out the details (and rules) before we can get rolling there. Stay tuned!
On to Episode 66! Adam and I had a great time on New Year’s Day with Kia & Zach Hammill (Adam’s sister & brother-in-law) in studio as we worked to recover from the previous night. Having survived the holiday season as a whole, we opted to take the Mic Check to remissness over holidays past, and some of our favorite memories. It’s a quick, but straight from the heart, Mic Check that you should check out.
(As an added bonus, we will be posting episodes on our site EARLY for you to check out before they head to iTunes, Stitcher, etc., so make sure to jump over to the Episode 66 page to take an early listen!)
Enjoy! And Happy New Year!
First, sorry for the delay. With today’s weather-related traffic, and technical issues plaguing the studio this week, it took a few extra minutes to get everything up and running.
The good news? Now you get EVERYTHING from this week AT ONCE! All bonus tracks, and the episode have been posted simultaneously to give you hours of entertainment while you avoid the Minneapolis roads during the first legitimate snow of the year. (To all those in not-so-snowy areas, I wish I was there)
As I mentioned above, we had a few tech issues this week with John Egan joining via Skype. It was the run-of-the-mill “signal cut out a lot” stuff, so we’ve learned our lesson for the second time, and will put all of our energy toward FaceTime in the future, if we opt to phone guests in.
But that technical issue gave way to an additional bonus track this week, so go listen to that. And, of course, we have our Mic Check available on our site. We talk about beer. Preferred beers, to be specific.
AND, if you enjoy the “Buffering …” Podcast, go vote for us on Vita.MN’s “Best of 2012” list for Podcasts. You can check out the list, and vote, here. Vote! Vote! Vote! We don’t need first, but we’d love to hit top 10 in our second year! Voting ends on 12/9.
Sorry for the delay on this week’s Mic Check! But it’s time!
We had another traveler in the studio this week, stopping by on his way to his final destination: Jon “Alaska” Maakestad!
“Lola” brought “Alaska” into the studio on his way from … Alaska to Australia (he’s taking the long way as he visits his folks, who are currently in the Middle East.
This week, we had another one of those episodes where everything flowed fantastically. I really love when Adam and I just get to chat up our guests, and watch the clock as to when we should switch to “Movie Bluff”. But enough about the episode, which’ll be available in a matter of hours today!
Whenever we have an episode that flows really well, that means the Mic Check was super-successful, and was just more conversations, which is exactly what happened! Definitely listen to the Mic Check while you wait for this week’s episode to drop.
See you next week!
We warned you.
And even after this episode teaser, there’ll be a bonus Leonard Maltin game available on Saturday! ALL OF THE AUDIO FROM EP 4 TOTALS 2 HOURS! We are giving you a full extra hour of bonus material this week to keep you listening (and we still need to reschedule the RiffTrax of the new “Phineas & Ferb” movie (see Episode 3).
Plus, I’ve been doing some calculations, and I will have performance stats regarding everyone’s performance on the Leonard Maltin game since the show started, and I’ll be posting those on 10/9/11, so you have enough time to absorb the bonus game before I give away the ending. Once I post it, I’ll do a general call for statistic suggestions, to make sure I didn’t forget anything.
Until then, check out the Episode 4 Post Episode taping conversation! Click here!
Are you ready for an extra round of the Leonard Maltin game? This time, Frank’s girlfriend, Cara, decided to step up and represent the team. It’s a long bonus track, but totally worth the listen. (Also, I apologize ahead of time for not being as great of a mixer as Adam and not appropriately adjusting to Cara’s volume. Still a fantastic extra!)
That’s right! It’s NEW EPISODE DAY and we have a new episode for you. Unfortunately, Adam was unable to attend the episode taping, as it was his dad’s birthday celebration evening (Happy Birthday again, Mr. E!) so I brought AJ back as guest number three in this weird attempt to rehash the original structure for the original episode. For some reason, any time Frank is involved, AJ subs in for someone. We’ll have to track this to see it we can get it to happen again.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I was busy at work this week, in late into the evening and unable to edit the audio too much beforehand, so you’ll get the Mic Check bonus track today at the same time as the new episode. Listen to it before the episode and it’ll be like you were there the whole time.
Check it out!
(I’ll figure out what link worthy topics we hit during this week’s episode and will post actual links later!)
We are going to have an interesting mix of guests this week! As I’ve already determined, Frank and Dave (@davewheeler) will be appearing on the show, as if to recreate the first episode that never was, and standing in for Adam is week is … AJ?!?
Wait, wait, wait. The first episode was supposed to be Frank, Dave and Adam, but instead it was AJ, Dave and Adam. Now you’re telling me that this week was supposed to be Frank, Dave and Adam, but now it’s Frank, Dave and AJ? It’s like a weird game of musical chairs where we never remove a seat after each round, so someone keeps losing (and apparently Dave, AJ and I are awesome!).
So, you may have noticed that there seems to be a lacking of prominent news stories regarding Streaming Internet Media this week. We’ll still hit a few quick news stories, but nothing that really screams “I need to be discussed by up to four people with different movie and music tastes, coming from fairly similar, all the while diverse backgrounds!” It is because of this that we are going to try to mix things up a bit and work on some reusable segments in case of slow news weeks, like this one. So … stay tuned for a fun and spontaneous episode this week (and I’m gonna shoot for three bonus tracks for this episode to tempt you to stick around until Friday).
If you’re not already following us on Twitter, you can find us at @bufferpodcast, and now you can find the Frank Oz Memorial Studio on Foursquare.com, so, you can check-in on Foursquare when’er you are a guest. (I’m getting more information about it via snail mail in 5 to 7 days)
See you Friday! Watch for bonus tracks!