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Is This Thing On?

August 19th, 2010



As many woodworkers are aware of, Matt Vanderlist over at Matt’s Basement Workshop has a cool segment called “Spoken Wood” where he features woodworking posts around the web. His twist is that the article is shared in an audio version read by the author or Matt. To my delight, one of my posts was recently featured.

Having done the audio for the particular post, it struck me that it would be nice to have a companion audio version of each new post I create on my site going forward. I have to say that I might be prone to ad-libbing (as you may notice if you were to listen to the audio version of this post). But, I assure you that whatever creative liberties I take will not detract from the integrity of the written post and will most definitely NOT feel like a corny, local radio morning show. Obviously I’m way too classy for that. Plus, I have no desire to do anything that would potentially subject myself  to humiliation.

The downside of adding this new feature is that it will no doubt be yet another reason for me to put off finishing a post. I have a veritable cornucopia  of posts just sitting in the hopper waiting to be released. The reason I’m backed up, besides my naturally retentive personality, is that I never seem to get around to taking the photos or videos intended to accompany some of them. Others, frankly,  just did not meet the mark and instead resembled more of a steaming pile of beans.  Given that, adding another to-do item to writing a post may may not be extremely prudent. I know some of you think I’m all talk but I think I can get ‘er done.

Most likely the only people to listen to the audio versions will be my friends, so I’ll probably tailor this stuff to these special people.

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  1. John
    August 19th, 2010 at 17:27 | #1

    That’s a WIN!!!

    • August 19th, 2010 at 20:34 | #2

      Excellent! You and Mike were the targeted audience so mission accomplished…

  2. Vic
    August 20th, 2010 at 08:52 | #3

    Perfect! I can’t wait for the next one!

  3. ecrusch
    November 13th, 2010 at 21:26 | #4

    Marc & Matt mentioned your site, and I’m awful glad I gave it a listen.
    I’m signing up.
    Thanks !

    • November 21st, 2010 at 01:52 | #5

      I’m glad you signed up… I wasn’t aware of Marc and Matt mentioning me in any context.. hopefully it wasn’t with disdain and foul words (actually I have a particular affection for being treated with disdain and foul words so ignore what I just said)… hopefully future posts will be entertaining enough to keep you and others amused… it’s very hit and miss with me… very much gas-like in that it comes and goes and when it’s bad it’s really pretty much unbearable (and yes, the lack of gas is as good as it gets in this analogy… I really didn’t think it through very much).

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