Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year of doing this

We've been doing this for a year, that's impressive considering how it all started.  
From when Juan and I met, one thing was obvious to everyone around us, we could talk.  I mean, we'd sit down and have 5 hour conversations, about anything and everything and even then he'd be walking out the door and there we'd stand for a while talking through a screen door.  For a person who isn't social and weary of new people, Juan fucking ninja'd himself into my circle, the best part was that he didn't even know it.
After a few times of us having marathon conversations we joked about recording them.  It seemed like the natural evolution, people needed to hear the amazing things we were talking about.  No, not really.  We just thought it was the only medium Juan hadn't touched yet.  He's got the comics, the screenwriting, the painting, the movies, the cons and on top of all the he helps run Creature.  It made sense to start doing a podcast, since at the time i was dabbling into recording and had a very minimal gear for it.  The fit was perfect, one thing he and i agree on is that sometimes the simpler the better.  You haven't seen the prototype for the Zombie Years shirt, but when you do, you'll see what we're talking about.  We take a little pride in being able to present a good quality recording.  Specially since we just do it in my small home office with a basic mixer, a free recording program from Audacity, two mics and the need to put out something that not only is worth hearing but also sounds good.
Best example of that i think is the times we've done it over the phone.  At first we were reluctant because we've heard other pods and it was very obvious that there was a disconnection between both parties.  I did a lot of research on how best to connect a cell phone to the mixer and i was about to order expensive things online to achieve that.  Then one email from Juan and something he saw online answered everything, the most plain and simple way and it wouldn't cost more than $6 from Radioshack.  
I'll be honest, but if this was a big deal to do, we'd probably not do it.  Instead, we meet up, 5 minutes to set up and then just hit record.  We have made it that simple and that's why the conversations flow so easily, trust me when i say, if this ever becomes difficult we'd retire it.
I don't plan on living in Miami forever, so there will be a time when we're going to call it quits, but i know me and i'll find a way to still involve him into whatever this evolves into. So, stay tuned and thanks for listening, we do appreciated.


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