I had to do some serious soul searching after being involved with an insane amount of podcasts last weekend. Last Friday, I got home at 3:45pm after a 4:30AM wake up call and began streaming out to the web from 4pm to 11:20pm with only an hour break for supper. WAY too much!
It was my fault for mixing up the dates for one show, but geez…
I love doing the podcasts themselves. They are a blast! But the prep involved and the strain on my voice box is intense. I did one more show on Saturday, then rested my voice all day Sunday.
I kept asking (in a whispered tone), “What am I doing?!?!”
Sarah’s answer was, “Too much.”
With shows regularly piling up week after week, I knew I had to cut back. This meant having some tough conversations. For me, these “podcasts” have become less and less about being a “show” and more like a regularly scheduled chat with some truly excellent friends. Not something that is easy to cut back on.
This is exactly what I had to do. Sometimes you need to be selfish and making the entire world happy is an impossible task. I’m now setting myself to doing no more than two a week. Anything more gets a no from me.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to cut back on the The LeBrain Train since tomorrow will be my only appearance in March. The powers that be on that show are smart enough to limit their audience to my likeness. Plus, Mike has some great guests and topics lined up that others are by far more suited to comment on.
So, what IS tomorrow’s show all about? I’m so glad you asked!
Starting at 6:45pm-ish EST we will be counting down our RIFFS OF THE ’80s. This is the sequel to the popular RIFFS OF THE ’70s with Mike Slayen to play them live on air on the ol’ guitar! This will be a challengeing episode for us to keep it short. There are seven (7!) people in total on the show, all with 11 tunes to share, each.
That’s 77 songs!
If we each take the usual 3 minutes between each songs (I timed it) before getting to the next person, we are looking at a 3hr and 51 minute show… yikes!
I have my top 10/11 list all figured out and of course there is a plot twist involved. But I will be delivering them all quick and to the point! We shall see how this goes! If you’re looking to join in on the fun, check this out:
What you are seeing is a DIRECT link to the show on YouTube. If you are signed up to YouTube, you can click on the reminder bell which will send you a notification as soon as the show goes live! Technology!
Hope so see you in the chat tomorrow!