Monday, August 24, 2009

An Exercise in Excess

Last year I created my own fake holiday. Why? Because this is the internet, a place where you are perfectly at liberty to do ridiculous shit like that. For those who don't remember (or chose to forget), I called my baby Drunken Podcasting Month. A fairly self-explanatory moniker, it simply challenged podcasters to get drunk before/during one or more of their recording sessions in the month of September. A handful of shows took the Drunken Podcasting Month challenge, including my own Radio Free Hipster, and much mirth was made.

This year, I'm bringing it back, like sexy, but I need your help. If it's just me and my special DPM co-hosts Church and Matt getting drunk on the virtual air it's a concept, but if other podcasters participate it's a movement. Last year's Grand Champion Drunkcaster, Meg of Brilliant Gameologists, will be unable to participate in this year's event, so it's up to the rest of us to drink more, talk louder and vomit extra violently. It is surely a daunting task, but I think we can do it if we all keep our bleary eyes on the prize.

Via to the magic of Twitter, I've been able to connect with lots of other great podcasters - @jonnynero of Epic Default, @mutantpop of Radio Clash, @jayslacks of the 10 o'clock Podcast, etc. – and I'm hoping I can sweet talk them into getting crunk for the cause, but, much like the Blues Brothers, I need you, you, you.

If you are a podcaster, why not get drunk? If you are a drunk, why not try podcasting? If you are a graphic designer, why not pitch me a snazzy Drunken Podcasting Month logo that participants can use to promote the event? September comes but once a year, but the shame and embarrassment you'll feel from having all of the wired world hear your intoxicated ramblings will surely last a lifetime.

11 comments:

Church said...

Zeke can get drunk, though, right? Does semi-drunken podcasting count?

Z. said...

I actually think Josh and Zeke are sitting this one out as a show of solidarity.

Church said...

Well, Josh I understand.

Can we get Zeke on here?

Jonny Nero said...

I think last year we inadvertantly celebrated with our pax in review cast. This year I'm trying to set up a live audience taping, and the alchomahol will definitely be flowing again

Andrea said...

The lovely ladies of Social Knitworking have completely updated our theme for September's podcast in honor of getting drunk on the air.

Z. said...

I dunno, Church. I mentioned the same on Twitter, and he didn't seem willing to bite. Man, I really need to hear him sing, though.

Thanks, Jonny! Really wish I could take on PAX with you lads this year!

Oh, Andrea, you Social Knitworking gals remain far too good to me.

Church said...

Wait. Drunken podcasting with knitting needles? That could end badly...

Z. said...

The word you're looking for is awesome, Church. Intoxicated ladies with sharp objects = awesome!

stevebc said...

drinking during the recording of one's podcast,

the exception or the rule?

what signifies your toasted
your tanked?

when your neighbors scream

we need no p

in our ool

antisoc said...

Ok, this time I'm going to record it during the right month! It's the month of September, right? :-D

Z. said...

All valid questions, Steve, and all left up to individual interpretation. :)

And you still get credit for last year, Soc. You just scouted ahead for the rest of us. ;)