an inadvertent idiot
UNMUTE UNMUTE UNMUTE YOU FOOL!
I’m really quite in love with the ‘ship it dirty’ approach to creating content and serving an audience.
I bring my best work to you every day.
I’m working alone here. I make mistakes. These happen most often near the end of the day as my mistake prevention pills slowly wear off.
That happened on Sunday night when I was mixing the podcast.
When you ‘mute a track’ in Audacity - the software I use to edit the podcast - it not only mutes it for playback. It mutes it in mix.
Imagine to my surprise as the emails started trickling in on Monday afternoon. The response was the same:
Your opening sounds great. Then? Thirty minutes of silence. Then a closer. What’s up?
No, I wasn’t intending an elongated tribute to John Cage’s 4’33. I screwed up. The middle part featuring the wonderful and talented Christine Stoddard? That was muted in the mix.
The entire point of the podcast was missing. The important stuff was left out.
I quickly corrected the issue and uploaded a new audio file. No problem.