Friday, December 29, 2006

Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

[This post has been moved from the original date posted (around episode 13) to be more of an introduction to the series. Enjoy.]

At the beginning of the year, we started our new podcast. It has been an evolving monster. In an effort to utilize this area more effectively, I'll discuss each episode right here after they happen. We originally used this area to answer questions we received at We haven't received as many of those as we used to and have started to transition the page. One main reason for the show is to get the news out to people in a audio format. Another is so we can express our thanks to our featured artists for allowing us the use of their songs and allowing you a chance to download those tracks off iTunes (or write it down so you can pick them up later at your favorite retail location.)

Last week was a doozy. I was fighting with content for a few weeks (as upcoming interviews will be timed with their album releases but there are some really good ones in the works) sometimes only filling a little over a half-hour of time. Last week, we were just shy of 2 hours. I spent nearly 7 hours afterwards trying to trim the file size down to allow me to upload the final version (with music.) In the next few weeks, we may have the music issue figured out so you can hear it in the live version. No breathing heavily while enjoying the song with you. (Muting the microphone also mutes the song.)

Tomorrow's episode will deal with metal music. I feel that I've neglected it, hip-hop and country in the past 13 episodes. That gets remedied in the next few weeks. 80's music is about all genres and I will lean towards pop music often (as it originally meant popular music) because it is what was heard most often but I will throw curveballs here and there.

Also, I really do want to thank all of our listeners. Each week, we've set new records for our downloads. This is a good thing. It means that people are finding information that they might not have otherwise... or they are waiting for me to screw up really badly. Let's hope it's the former.


James Galway said...

Rock music had some special moments during 1980. Bands like Metallica emerged at that time. It is unforgettable.

An80sNut said...

Definitely true, James. Metallica really found themselves during the course of the decade. The band created such a huge fanbase that, when And Justice For All... came out, they exploded. One of the few bands that really paid their dues.