So Local Pasco Podcast, Friday, December 18th, 2015, Live in the Park Again Edition

 

Sitting on the dock, having a peaceful time. Podcasting gives folks like me a freedom we NEVER had in terrestrial radio...Minimal gear, good sound, and pleasant surroundings.
Sitting on the dock, having a peaceful time. Podcasting gives folks like me a freedom we NEVER had in terrestrial radio…Minimal gear, good sound, and pleasant surroundings.

For the second time, we took our show on the road, and landed at Grey Preserve Park, just off Rowan Road, on the upper part of the Pithlachascotee River, in New Port Richey.  The park is pretty much the upper limit for motor boats, on the river…You can go perhaps another 100 yards upstream, from here, before the river gets too shallow, narrow, and log infested for safe motoring.  I have, however, canoed farther upstream, you just need to be prepared to portage your canoe or kayak.  There are several picnic shelters, a dock area, a very nice nature trail along the river, and even a ‘put in’ spot for kayaks and canoes.

Entry sign to Grey Preserve Park, on the Cotee River, in New Port RIchey
Entry sign to Grey Preserve Park, on the Cotee River, in New Port RIchey

 

I get asked about the differences between podcasting and terrestrial radio…And most of them involve being more “free” in production and restrictions.  While I am reaching a tiny audience, right now, the medium releases broadcasters from a lot of BS restrictions we always suffered in ‘real’ radio…Expensive, HEAVY gear?  Gone.  I do what I did in this podcast with a single microphone, a set of headphones, and a small, portable digital recorder.  Time constraints?  Gone.  We are no longer slaves to a clock, and can make a product as short or as long as it NEEDS to be.  Editorial control, and creative control?  Gone.  At least, I am in charge of what I say.  I am sure, at some point, there might be friction with sponsors, but we don’t aim to be controversial…And we also feel like we are targeting adults, and we will see what the advertisers will bear.

In the cast, today, we re-set the promotions for the bands we covered, this week:  Our friends in The Martha Quinn Band, Letter of Intent, and The Cadillac Bombers ALL playing out for your yankee dollar, this weekend!  Get out there and SUPPORT your local musicians!

Letter Of Intent’s Facebook Page

Letter of Intent. Watch your FACE...They will rock it OFF.
Letter of Intent. Watch your FACE…They will rock it OFF.

 

 

The Martha Quinn Band’s Facebook Page

The LEGENDARY Martha Quinn Band will be playing their last EVER gig, at The Reef, in downtown New Port Richey...
The LEGENDARY Martha Quinn Band will be playing their last EVER gig, at The Reef, in downtown New Port Richey…

 

The Cadillac Bombers Facebook Page

The fabulous, swingin' Cadillac Bombers will be at the Hub, downtown Tampa, this weekend!
The fabulous, swingin’ Cadillac Bombers will be at the Hub, downtown Tampa, this weekend!

See you next week…

 

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