Archive for February 19th, 2006

Samuel’s Persiflage #3

Samuel's Persiflage
Samuel’s Persiflage episode number three, the February 2006 edition is online. There is also a low quality version for the bandwidth impaired here.

This episode kicks off with Samuel somehow managing to call it “episode number two” and make very little sense in the process. This is followed by an interview with Danny O’Brien from the Electronic Frontier Foundation talking about the privacy issues in the new version of Google Desktop, Internet companies in China, as well as various other things about your rights online.

We take a look at the listener feedback, which for one reason or another seems to be somewhat of a multimedia explosion this month. As promised during the feedback, here is the link to the old intro of Samuel’s Persiflage.

If you have any feedback don’t hesitate to send it to podcast@samuelgordonstewart.com, or leave a comment below.

The person who was going to be up next on the show got lost in a timezone conversion and hasn’t been seen since or heard from since, thankfully John Kerr’s birthday saved the day, my conversation with John can be heard here in lieu of the missing interviewee.

We have four unusual news stories, including something about fluorescent pigs.

That concludes Samuel’s Persiflage #3, there will be another episode in March.

I did make mention near the end of the podcast that there will be a “Best of 2005/2006” episode after the December edition. What I have planned is that, once the December edition is online there will be a webpoll where everyone can vote for their favourite interview of the year (I’m including 2005 because it only has one episode) and the top two (or possibly three if I’m feeling generous) voted interviews will form the “Best Of” episode.

The Samuel’s Persiflage #3 file itself is available here, and is 41:15 in length (37.7MB) at 128kbps stereo. The 128kbps format was decided upon because it produces a very good sound quality, and doesn’t “flatten” any music used in the podcast. I do, however, acknowledge that this is just unreasonable for dial-up, so a 16kbps mono file is also available here. The sound quality is pretty dreadful, but it is understandable for the most part. The low quality version is 4.72MB

For those of you who are using podcast software to receive your podcasts, the feed can be found here and if you are using iTunes you can subscribe to Samuel’s Persiflage by clicking here.

Podcast related questions and comments can be sent to podcast@samuelgordonstewart.com or left in the comments section of this post.

Samuel

16 comments February 19th, 2006 at 11:17pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

This week we leave the semi-alphabetical awarding of Musician(s) Of The Week awards and present a special Musicians Of The Week to the beatles as part of the celebrations of John Kerr’s 64th birthday. No prize for guessing the feature song!

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a Valentine, birthday greetings,bottle of wine?
If I’d been out ’till quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I’m sixty-four?

You’ll be older, too.
And if you say the word, I could stay with you.

I could be handy, mending a fuse, when your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside,
Sunday mornings, go for a ride.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds, who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight if it’s not to dear.
We shall scrimp and save.
Grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck, and Dave.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely wasting away.
Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four?

Samuel

February 19th, 2006 at 06:00pm

Happy 64th Birthday John Kerr!

As was expected, John Kerr’s show was inundated with jolly people wishing John a happy 64th birthday. John kicked off the show with The Beatles’ “When I’m 64”.

Unfortunately the Southern Cross Network suffered from technical difficulties during the show, starting sometime a bit before 1:30am, where strange digital artifact noises could be heard instead of programming, with the occasional recognisable quarter second of programming. At one stage the problem was that bad that the satellite feed started issuing random news pulses (which had the effect of local stations playing their news intro three or four times in the space of a few minutes). Eventually the feed died completely at about 1:50am, which prompted emergency tapes to swing into action, including 2CC’s infamous emergency tape.

An ad break, followed by two music returns and “Down Memory Lane”, 2CC’s collection of vintage music featuring the alphabet song. From the bits I remember of this song, I think I have the correct version quoted below.

Anyway, the 2UE and 4BC webstreams didn’t want to work for me, so I decided to record my phone conversation with John Kerr straight off the phone line. I made the call around 2:15, set up the recording about 2:30, and eventually chatted with John just after the 3am news, by which time the Southern Cross feed had resumed normal operations and John was on in Canberra again, none the less, I had the phone line recording going, so I stuck with it.

Click here to listen to my conversation with John Kerr where I wish him a happy birthday.

Now, the alphabet song, proudly played by 2CC whenever the emergency tape plays for more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

A – You’re adorable
B – You’re so beautiful
C – You’re a cutie full of charm
D – You’re a darling
E – You’re exciting
and F – You’re a feather in my arms

G – You look good to me
H – You’re so heavenly
I – You’re the one I idolize
J – We’re like Jack and Jill
K – You’re so kissable
L – Is the lovelight in your eyes

M, N, O, P – I can go on all day
Q, R, S, T – alphabetically speaking
You’re OK

and U – Made my life complete
V – You’re so very sweet
W, X, Y, Z – it’s fun to wander through the alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me

A – You’re adorable
B – You’re so beautiful
C – You’re a cutie full of charm
D – You’re a darling
E – You’re exciting
and F – You’re a feather in my arms

G – You look good to me
H – You’re so heavenly
I – You’re the one I idolize
J – We’re like Jack and Jill
K – You’re so kissable
L – Is the lovelight in your eyes

M, N, O, P – I can go on all day
Q, R, S, T – alphabetically speaking
You’re OK

and U – Made my life complete
V – You’re so very sweet
W, X, Y, Z – it’s fun to wander through the alphabet with you
Although it seems a silly thing to do

I L-O-V-E Y-O-U
I M N love with U!

Samuel

2 comments February 19th, 2006 at 03:59am

Happy Birthday John Kerr

It’s John Kerr’s birthday, and I’ll be giving him a call to wish him a happy birthday, if all goes to plan I should the audio shortly. I’m sure plenty of people will be ringing and emailing John for the exact same reason between Midnight and 6am GMT+11 (Sydney time). You can ring John on 13 13 32 (+61 131332 from outside Australia) or email him jkerr@2ue.com
John Kerr
2UE have a webstream of John’s show, and 4BC have it on a one hour delay except for the final hour

Samuel

4 comments February 19th, 2006 at 12:00am


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