I'm on night shifts at the moment – all I want to do is curl up and die somewhere warm that is away from people that find themselves awake at three in the morning and who are so worried about a runny nose they have had for the past two weeks they decide that they need an ambulance now…
I've decided to commit myself to a Podcast – just audio at the moment and very unpolished, not only because I'm no an expert in such things, but also because I have limited time and resources.
Rumours that I only did this after drinking a full bottle of wine are unfounded.
I will warn you – not only have I the face for radio, but I sadly don't actually have the voice for radio either.
To start with these podcasts will consist of a few minutes of me talking about whatever is on my mind followed by the complete reading (in episodes) of my first book. All coming in at around half an hour, which I think is a reasonable length. There are all sorts of things to be sorted out, like if I think a soundbed is a good idea or not – and if I want to do an enhanced iPod version.
When the second book is due to be released I'll read that as well. I'll record it as part of the copyediting process.
Please be aware I am obviously not a performer. Although with some luck I may get better with both practice and sobriety.
Ok, Monday's question is this – Who is your favourite band/type of music/musician and why? I ask because I like all sorts of music and can't put a find on why. I'd make an awful music journalist – not least because I'm not an elitist tosser, nor am I swayed by hype.