Groovebarber Archeology

August 4, 2007

I’m starting to go through some of my really old recordings in hopes of finding some stuff I can prepare and use in the podcast. At the moment I have some equipment problems, though. I don’t have a cassette player! Try buying, one, too, it’s not that easy. I’m going to try using a service that does the digitizing for you. We’ll see how that works out.

In the meantime, be sure and check out the newest podcast.

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In these first few podcast shows I wanted to cover all the major genres that the group does, so this time we stay with our Beach theme and head back in time a bit for a barbershop throw-away called By The Sea.

One of the things I’m wondering about is how long to make these episodes. It’s much easier for me if they’re pretty short, so I’m trying to do them regularly but only put one or two songs on them. However, I know as a listener that sometimes a really short show is less desirable just because if I’m doing something then I have to fumble around for the ipod and pick something else. But if the episodes were longer they would have to come out less frequently or perhaps contain lots more rambling by the host, which I doubt would be good.

If you have any thoughts on the matter, I’d love to hear them, so just leave a comment here.

Click on this link if you have iTunes and want to listen to our podcast using it.

Using a service called PodBean we’ve made the first GrooveBarbers podcast. The feed should be available on iTunes shortly. Until then you can download the file here. The feed is available on the web from podbean at: http://groovebarbers.podbean.com/feed

We have received many requests for the music for our Doo-wOpera arrangement of O Mio Babbino Caro with Inna Dukach. Work on this is underway and we expect to have something available in a month or two. We’re also working on a high quality recording that we hope to have available online and on our next CD.

Fun with Photoshop

July 21, 2007

Check out the new site header graphic “drawn” from a picture on the Astelins set. One of these days we’ll get around to creating the oft-discussed “heads on pikes” concept. Here’s the original image

.Astelins on the set