24: Jill Sobule Interview March 25, 2008 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Show #24 features an interview with singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and recaps from the month of March on MetaFilter. It was recorded on March 21, 2008 and runs an hour long.


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Jill Sobule interview
JillSobule.com, Jill's Next Record, and the related MeFi thread.

Music mentions
You Said by johanze, Boom Chicky Boom by flapjax at midnite, and Kissinger's Diaries by TheWaves.

Projects mentions
The 21 Steps story set in Google Maps (ARG). Fork'd is a new recipe/cooking site.

Jobs mentions
The $100k flash job, Wesabe needs a System Engineer, and lawyer needed for incorporation.

MetaTalk mentions
The tagging project is complete. Brokenlink is a popular tag from the project, MetaFilterHistory is also another popular one, and the ultimate metatalk post.


MetaFilter mentions
Farmer post gets a response from a subject of the article, Miko's was good as well (see also: the movie King Corn).

Good rundown of blogs covering the financial melt-down that is currently happening in the US (see also: the safest thing to do with your money Ask MeFi question).

A great story of meeting Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons and Dragons.

The ultimate Cheech and Chong post.

Bert and Ernie dubbed video thread. Sensimilla Street and the (NSFW) Casino scene also mentioned.

Ask MetaFilter mentions
Where to take a vacation for stargazing and the best answer featuring a list of destinations.

What part-time or full-time job allows for lots of reading? has a nice comment from davejay.

What is the deal with those Webkinz things kids are nuts about?

How to stop young dudes from taking over library computers.

Can I gain weight from drinking lots of soda features some organic chemistry and math.

The Wire is over, what's next? mentioned Gang Leader for a Day.

What to do while housebound (aside from TV) which mentions StoryCorps. And Sixfoot6's entry into blogging.
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 1:41 PM (25 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Well, that was educational. Can we rename MetaTalk the "Magical Charms Forest" area?
posted by Wolfdog at 1:48 PM on March 25, 2008


The $100k flash job

Man, let me dig out my rain coa-- oh.
posted by cog_nate at 1:50 PM on March 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


BAN EVERYONE MENTIONED HERE!!!
posted by Corduroy at 2:19 PM on March 25, 2008


Matt--
I'd no idea you were from Southern California.
I was raised in San Diego county. Where are you from?
posted by Dizzy at 2:25 PM on March 25, 2008


Mathowie: "I'll add a count later today for how many you tagged..."

Are you still going to do that? Oh please do that!!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:28 PM on March 25, 2008


I was raised in San Diego county. Where are you from?

Orange County.

Are you still going to do that?

Oh yeah, I was going to do that later that day but stuff came up. I'll see if I can get it on there today or tomorrow.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:03 PM on March 25, 2008


this definitely makes her "metafilter's own"
posted by milestogo at 3:05 PM on March 25, 2008


Speaking of The Wire, Sudhir Venkatesh (the Freakonomics guy mentioned in the podcast) watched a bunch of episodes with his gang friends and reported their reactions on the Freakonomics blog.
posted by danb at 3:48 PM on March 25, 2008


"how's travel coming? how's travel coming? "
posted by boo_radley at 4:12 PM on March 25, 2008


Orange County

Fun fact: I work in Orange County, Vermont. Somewhat different than the CA one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:23 PM on March 25, 2008


Night and day.
posted by Dizzy at 5:34 PM on March 25, 2008


"I'll add a count later today for how many you tagged..."

There seems to be a discrepancy between the counts on profile pages and the ones from the post. Did you leave out the AskMe tags from the profile counting thing?
posted by CKmtl at 6:03 PM on March 25, 2008


I just came to point out the same thing- I can't imagine it's the AskMe tags that were left out, though, because I think I primarily did AskMeta posts.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:04 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


We explained it over at the thank you thread. If people tagged and reloaded/retagged a post, we'd count it twice which was maybe overcounting which was the orignal number. The number on the profile pages is more correct. We weren't really planning to be counting this stuff when we started so it's a little kludgey of a count in either case, I think.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:40 PM on March 25, 2008


I was pretty sure I did more tagging than that, but it doesn't matter.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:08 PM on March 25, 2008


That's interesting. I live in another Orange country.
What're the chances of that, eh?
posted by jouke at 8:57 PM on March 25, 2008


jouke---
had no idea you were such a hottie!
posted by Dizzy at 4:10 AM on March 26, 2008


Heh.
posted by jouke at 8:41 AM on March 26, 2008


I totally loved the Milky Way story. When I was a kid, my dad bought this huge house in Maine and we were sent outside to pick raspberries and basically, outdoors in general, to get out of my mom's hair. One time they took us sledding on a hill in a field across the street. There was a full moon and all the neighbor kids were there, and I was sliding down the hill on my saucer, and of course, you could see the Milky Way. We used to go outside all the time to look at the Milky Way. So it's hard to imagine never seeing it until you're 19.

Matt, your story sort of reminds me of kids in the inner city who, when asked where things like tomatoes come from, say, "the store!" That's all they know (until some gardening-type person starts a nice community garden in an abandoned lot).

Great podcast, you guys!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 11:16 AM on March 26, 2008


Wow, joined MeFi only a week ago and one of my songs has got on the podcast! I'm honoured! Thank you very much! Seconding the Milky Way story love, and Jill Sobule is great.
posted by TheWaves at 12:20 PM on March 26, 2008


Listened to the podcast during my commute yesterday afternoon and this morning. jessamyn, the bit about people looking for "technological answers to social problems" had me nodding in agreement. That action gave me an NPR flashback, knock it off.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 12:59 PM on March 26, 2008


Hey, thanks for the shout-out! I do, indeed, have a job (which has a lot of down-time), and hobbies besides MeFi.

I love compiling those monster FPP's because I feel like I get so much out of MeFi, and I admire the users so much, that I just want to give something fun back to the community.

I feel embarrassed, proud, flattered, that you like my posts. Because, many times each day, I see posts from others that make me think, "Why can't I write an FPP like that one?" Reading MeFi humbles me. MeFi delivers on the promise of television back in the 40's: it brings the world to me. You all bring the world to me.

So thank you, matt, jessamyn, and everyone in this madhouse. Much love.
posted by not_on_display at 5:34 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was mildly tempted to suggest installing keyloggers on the library computers to keep the kids from playing WoW.

Thank goodness for self-policing! :)
posted by ODiV at 8:50 PM on March 26, 2008


Jill Sobule + the common cold = Patti Smith?

The "vocal track only" idea is reminiscent of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" and the subsequent remix free-for-all that ensued. (That was 20 years ago! What???)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:59 AM on March 27, 2008


Yeah, "List of definitive lists" sounds much less dorky than "megalists."
posted by Pronoiac at 8:23 PM on April 10, 2008


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