49b: Snowplow Trains!
 transcript  February 23, 2010 7:15 PM   Subscribe

Episode 49b was recorded last week right after the vacapinta one. It covers all aspects of the site from mid-January to mid-February and runs about 45 minutes.

posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 7:15 PM (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Epside!?

If only someone could edit this post to fix the error!
posted by killdevil at 8:01 PM on February 23, 2010


I'm so bad with mail, also e-mail, that I just figure if it ever gets bad I'll get something with a big red letter or something cause damn, I will forget to cash checks for like a YEAR or whatever. I am the anti productivity person. If I show up at all it's a miracle.
posted by The Whelk at 8:09 PM on February 23, 2010


Dave Bull's woodblock prints are awesome. I was really impressed with the quality. No, really, they're pretty cool.
posted by geoff. at 8:15 PM on February 23, 2010


gomi's photo site! woohoo!
posted by special-k at 8:20 PM on February 23, 2010


And oh I did a Guest stint at Fleshbot and wow, You have to like bam bam bam post and I was all "uh, is this good, oh nver mind-post!" and it was very..not like metafilter, but it was fun, I got to do crazy theme posts and the like.
posted by The Whelk at 8:39 PM on February 23, 2010


And oh I did a Guest stint at Fleshbot and wow, You have to like bam bam bam post

So... is bam bam bam a new onomatopoeia or what?
posted by qvantamon at 8:48 PM on February 23, 2010


Sometimes dear, sometimes.
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 PM on February 23, 2010


oh, it's my non-job job post. thanks! (also, it's the shaggs not the shags, sorry to be pedantic.)
posted by sleepy pete at 9:12 PM on February 23, 2010


My favorite Fleshbot post I did (Uh NSFW), I liked getting a former Times Square boy to talk, but I still like this one cause I used Metafilter to pad it out. (stuffing?)
posted by The Whelk at 9:14 PM on February 23, 2010


Holy crap! One of my posts made the podcast?! Whoa.
posted by zarq at 9:14 PM on February 23, 2010


I totally pronounced it Shaggs.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:37 PM on February 23, 2010


Hey, regarding the pickle job... it is my cousins' pickle company. I posted a job a few years ago and the MeFite that they hired (maybe it was 2 people?) was/were awesome. My cousins were so pleased that they asked me to post here again.
posted by k8t at 10:34 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


What a shocking amount of profanity! I'll never listen while the vicar's round for tea again.
posted by Abiezer at 10:43 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Invite him around for port and tea. It's not drinking with the Vicar.
posted by The Whelk at 10:54 PM on February 23, 2010


Oh wow cools!
posted by gomichild at 12:34 AM on February 24, 2010


I like how jessamyn says, in response to my Battle of Brisbane post, that it's "an Effigy2000 post." Which makes me wonder if over in Modland, you guys see I've posted something and it's like "oh, fucking great, an Effigy2000 post" or if it's more like "Oh, cool! An Effigy2000 post!"

I'm going to choose to imagine it's the latter. Happy you liked the post mathowie!
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:09 AM on February 24, 2010


I have been sick in bed for a week and can't thank you guys enough for the podcasts. They've provided insight, lulz and company, yay mefi!
posted by Iteki at 3:03 AM on February 24, 2010


Shoes. Matt didn't mention how many pairs of bike shoes he had, but I did see some blinging white Sidis in his wardrobe.
posted by fixedgear at 3:54 AM on February 24, 2010


Yay gomichild! Tokyo repreSENT!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:49 AM on February 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I gotta be honest, FLT's D&B post was awesome, but it definitely missed a lot of stuff, as did my trance post and the other big music round ups on metafilter. You can't do everything in one metafilter post...
posted by empath at 6:45 AM on February 24, 2010


I feel like we've finally got the sound problems worked out!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:10 AM on February 24, 2010


Hey! Smoking a joint and tuning all the radios to NPR is not that uncreative...ahem...ahem...
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:46 PM on February 24, 2010


Oh god that would be a nightmare, like being trapped at a polite cocktail party for eternity, each overly enunciated tone stretching into infinity.
posted by The Whelk at 1:49 PM on February 24, 2010


No MeFi stats posted in the How Aardvark compares to Ask MeFi thread? This will not do. This will not do at all.

Ok, now there are.
posted by FishBike at 6:40 PM on February 24, 2010


I gotta be honest, FLT's D&B post was awesome, but it definitely missed a lot of stuff, as did my trance post and the other big music round ups on metafilter. You can't do everything in one metafilter post...

I think any attempt to write up the history of any music style/genre, you're bound to come up short. Even more if you're trying to shove it into one page, or a paragraph per year. Some people added more facts and pieces in the comments, but far from the novel that would be required to do the genre justice.

In looking for a more comprehensive write-up from a reputable source, Simon Renold's book Energy Flash (UK) /Generation Ecstasy (US) was repeatedly cited. The book is now out of print, and when I asked if he had any spare copies he could sell me (instead of paying some random person $50+ USD for a used copy), he said he'll be getting an updated version out in the next ~18 months.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:12 PM on February 26, 2010


(That last paragraph was not my attempt to shill for the book, but note that if you were thinking of getting it, wait a while and support the author - I linked to some of his articles throughout that DnB post).
posted by filthy light thief at 12:13 PM on February 26, 2010


Generation Ecstasy is probably one of the best books I've ever read. It literally changed my life. I was in the midst of getting into the rave scene when I read it and was completely losing my bearings because I had no way to intellectually integrate what was going on in my life every weekend. I was coming from a rockist background, and from the suburbs in America, so I had almost no exposure to electronica except through hip-hop or like Prodigy presented in a rock radio context. Once I was exposed to trance and D&B etc at an actual rave, it all sounded like it was coming from outer space -- no vocals, no hooks, etc. I didn't know what the DJ was doing, or what the songs were called or anything. I just knew that whatever the fuck it was, it made me feel amazing.

Generation Ecstasy was what helped me understand the music and the whole culture and contextualize all of it. From there I was able to think my way through DJing and party promotion somewhat systematically and be somewhat successful at it quickly.

Btw, big chunks of it are online here..
posted by empath at 12:26 PM on February 26, 2010


Cortex: Just so you know, the leader of the Conservative Party is David Cameron, not David Campbell (as mistakenly written on the original Mefi post)
posted by adrianhon at 1:47 AM on February 27, 2010


Heh, good to know.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:27 AM on February 27, 2010


Finally got to listen to this. Fun! I love the podcast, y'all. I read the site obsessively, and yet I always learn about awesome posts I overlooked.

FWIW: my username is pronounced /oʊkərˈdreɪkoʊ/ (as rendered in the International Phonetic Alphabet). Ocher like the color, draco from the Latin for dragon. (I was really young and obsessed with dragons when I picked my username.)
posted by ocherdraco at 12:25 PM on March 1, 2010


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