2PP101 – 30 March 2015

2pp_album_art_110x1101.jpgWe are ALL over the map in this episode! And none of it’s political this episode—just the sorts of things we’ve always talked about. After reminiscing about a cigarette commercial (it’s relevant, actually), which Arthur later found, we move on to two things that Jason thinks are different and interesting. That leads us to talk about artists using sites like Kickstarter to fund their projects—including a New Zealand-made comedy that used crowdsourcing to fund distribution in the USA.

Jason talked about a service where listeners “pay what they want” to buy music of emerging artists. That, in turn, leads to talk about listening to music. We don’t use our phone for music. Oddly enough, there are some things that Arthur doesn’t do on electronic devices, like his phone.

A little discussion of tricks to remember things leads us to veer into nostalgia and even urban legends. We ARE all over the place this episode.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment (agree or disagree!).

Links for this episode:
What We Do In The Shadows – the New Zealand comedy film Arthur mentioned—and highly recommends!
NoiseTrade – The music service Jason’s used.
Ray Rayner – Arthur mentioned him, and the Wikipedia entry at the link talks about everything that we talked about.
Cuddly Dudley – The Ray Rayner-related toy that Arthur had.
Odd Ogg – The toy that Jason mentioned. Somebody made a video of how it worked.
Click Clacks – Jason mentioned this toy, too.
Urban legends about snakes in things – Snopes
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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