Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Podcast On The Dead?

Stagnation has set in, Enthusiasts, and I wonder if you’ve felt it. I have. Not to replace the writing, but complement and thereby rejuvenate it: I have some ideas for a podcast, if anyone’s interested.

It is this interest that I intend to gauge with this post, because I include a sales pitch: someone buy me a microphone, and I’ll do a podcast.

Oh, for fuck’s sake.



I have very good ideas for a podcast, the best ideas–

Stop that.

–but I’ve had these ideas now for a while, and they just kinda float around in my head undeveloped because I’m not doing the thing yet. But they’re good ideas. But it really has been a while, and apparently I’m just not going to get to it unless I’m forced.

I don’t like where this is going.

SO, if an Enthusiast were to buy me a mic, then I would be morally obligated to do a podcast. Maybe even legally.

Probably not legally.

Podcast law is such a new field; who can keep up? Anyway: literally the only things that get me to do things lately are shame and hunger. A podcast, if this is even a thing that the Enthusiasts desire, can be extracted from my wretchedly lazy soul only through said shame because the Enthusiasts cannot cause me hunger.

That’s a shame

Sure. I think this is a fair deal, actually. Crowdfunding sort of thing.

At least tell the nice people what the podcast will be about.

The Grateful Dead.

In the same way this blog is about the Grateful Dead?

How else could you do it?

That might not suck.

It might.

Oh, it totally might. Good shot of sucking. But an outside chance of mediocrity.


Why are there two microphones on your begging page?

To give the Enthusiasts a choice.

What’s the difference between the two?

One’s more expensive.



  1. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    September 21, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Do you have headphones? Like, comfy ones? That slip on slowly, caressingly? And sound great?

  2. Oh yeah, we want podcasts!

    How about contributions to the cause through donate button and then you can buy whichever?

    Dropping $20 in the cup right now. If I’m the only contributor you can fire up some mic’d earbuds from eBay china for two bucks. Sound quality might suck but it won’t matter if for an audience of one.

  3. Not sure I want podcasts. You are so good with the written word, you can not possibly be also good with the spoken. It would not be fair for God to unevenly distribute talent in such a manner.

    Some notes..
    I make videos with audio for a well respected training company.

    They use a combination of this..
    Audio Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset (with mic) w/ Desktop Headphone Stand

    Along with this
    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First

    As for contributions to your never ending goal to distract yourself from writing a book, I am ill equipped to help. I spent more than I could afford chasing Oteil and the boys, so I went back to the mines and have not been paid yet.

    So Daddy is broke right now.
    If however you are a good boy and patient, I can contribute for Christmas.

    Damn, did I just use my Christian Privilege and Hanukkah Shamed you??

    I am such an Ass, Maggie should yell at me.

    So to atone for my lack of sensitivity I just chipped in $20.


  4. I underestimated you, TotD. You’re even more of a millennial than I thought!

    The shamelessness of this post is actually really inspiring.

  5. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    September 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Your photos are kind of a driving influence of this blog. I admit, I read TOTD for the pictures. How do you figger on including photos in a podcast?

  6. Luther Von Baconson

    September 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    how about some co-hosts and guest stars?

  7. I vote for an audio play version of the semi-fictional hijinks. Pepper it with X Files-style mythology episodes focusing on specific shows and lesser known bits of lore.

    I would contribute to this.

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