In McMinnville at Hotel Oregon, home of the UFO Festival. Tired, and so much to process! The plan was to interview Deirdre of Interstellar Housewife, and Erik Stitt of Contact, and we did meet. They're both very neat people and we had a great time but, the setting and timing just wasn't right to do an interview. So we agreed to do one soon. . .
One of the speakers was James Clarkson, who was fantastic, and of course he would be a welcome guest. But his wife, Joanne, is so interesting and neat; I'd welcome her as a guest as well. So much to say about what went on here, which will come ...
So, in short, no Cafe Esoterica as planned. That's okay though, it feels just fine. More to come . . .
I managed to upload some music from my iTunes playlist. Which means, I'm assuming, I can do the same with voices. Next: Jim and I do a practice podcast, with just us. I've already told him I'm running things around here. External mike, Skype, etc. And still trying to figure out how to configure the blog here; it's a three column layout but I'm only seeing two, little things like that. But I'm getting closer!
This is Cafe Esoterica's home planet. This is a Typepad platform, not one I've tried before. Since Bill and Nancy Birnes of Future Theater/UFO Magazine fame use Typepad for their Future Theater podcasts, I thought I'd give it a try. After looking around at several set-ups for podcasting, I've decided that this seems the most friendly to my needs. Which are, what? No idea yet except to say: SIMPLE!
So I'll be playing around with themes and the look of the place; not crazy about this one but it's okay. I like the Art Deco style one with a ship and no doubt will have that up soon, but it doesn't have anything to do with Cafe Esoterica. Then again, why not? Ship of Fools traveling the Fortean Seas. . . .
I'll also be posting a test podcast (once I get the digital to match up to my Mac) but I'm hoping for the first, official Cafe Esoterica to be in about three weeks; where I and Jim will be at the McMinnville UFO Festival.