#22: Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod July 23rd, 2006
I’m both happy and sad about this week’s podcast. I’m happy because I’ve wanted this amazing Mountain Goats song to be part of SFoT right from the beginning. I played this song daily for close to a year; it was stuck in my head for five months, shattering the previous four-month record held by “Raspberry Beret”; and now I’ve finally, finally had a chance to do it for the podcast. (No CC license on this one, obviously.) I can’t think of a better way to wrap up half a year of Shoebox Full of Tapes, which is what this coming Saturday will mark.
And that’s where we get to the sad part: I’m pretty much out of songs at this point. See, unlike Jonathan Coulton, I can’t write a song every week. I average about four per year that I want to keep, actually. So, after this week, “we”, meaning me, will be “in reruns” for a while, meaning that I’m re-podcasting these first six months in the original order.
The second time around, I’m hoping to clean up the metadata, as well as make things like volume and EQ a little more consistent. Some of them won’t change much at all, but others ought to be much improved. And maybe there’ll be some other pretties, like photos (I’ve got a box of those too), or explications that I didn’t do the first time around. I’ll do what I can for you guys. It’ll be cool, I think.
The new Mountain Goats record comes out August 22. They’ll be touring, too. See them. Buy it.
Thanks for listening.