ALLOpod Episode I

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ALLOpod Episode I

The very first ALLOpod! I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a bit on the rough side, but we’re still trying to find our feet, so give us a month or two to smooth it out.

I shouldn’t talk down the show too much, however, because we have some really good stuff!

This month, I interviewed Seattle-based band, Vote For Pedro. Their sound is… Well, let’s just say that it transcends words (in a good way). Three of the four band members joined me in Mr. Spot’s Chai House in Ballard, WA (where they later played a three-hour long gig) and we discussed everything from how the band formed, to the future of music in general. The interview includes a brief discussion on music piracy and whether the government is doing enough (or too much) to stop it. After the interview, I played a couple of their songs, which you can download from their website.

My co-host, Emily Kratzer, and I talked about the film Sideways and pointed out that the people who didn’t like the movie (Emily is one of them) usually dislike it for the wrong reasons. We also dredged up the Merlot vs Pinot Noir thing again, but I think I was able to justify it.

We also dissected the Weekly World News, something that I think we should do every month, because the WWN is a great source of entertainment.

And last, but by no means least, Andrew Burton favoured us with his monthly technology haiku. This month’s is entitled, “Try Harder”.

“try harder”

persistent, futile

a fly against the window

spam in my inbox

That’s it for this month! Be sure to listen again next month. It should be available around the 15th (because there are already podcasts that come out at the beginning and end of each month, but so few that come out in the middle).

Next month’s interview will be with Shelby Knox. If you have any questions for Ms. Knox, e-mail me (soon!) and I might ask her your question! If you don’t know who she is, scroll down to the links at the bottom of the page.


Weekly World News []

Bigfoot is Dead. []

The Week Magazine []

Andrew Burton []

IMDb: Sideways []

Mr. Spot’s Chai House []

Vote For Pedro []

And for more information about Shelby Knox, please visit:

The Education of Shelby Knox []


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  1. Your Assistant

    Your show sucks ass!!!

  2. Okay, nice one, Mike. -Þ