Back Then Now – TechCrunch

Still figuring out what this newspaper is, I am torn between aggregation and writing. Inputs vary from blog posts, Twitter threads and occasional videos. Podcasting sounds strangely funny with streaming acceleration. Blog posts are a misnomer; Professional blogs represent the bulk of news and media citations, usually not the voice of the RSS.

Streaming cable such as linear media quick tech is bifurcated between the user’s instant tweet and the user. Podcasting complements long-form streaming with live casting on Facebook Live, Twitter (formerly Periscope), YouTube, and the nascent LinkedIn Live. As I found during the gang’s Restricted Recording session, the Facebook Live version includes realtime captioning.

On this version of the show, recorded four days before the opening of the Biden Presidency, a familiar mood radiates from the zoomcast. Anxiety, with the suspicion that we will escape the grip of the epidemic any time soon, or the blame of Trump-o-nomics. Now, as I post this, there is a fair chance of renewal of rationality and respect. Again, this was the best.

When we record the show, I leave CNN or MSNBC on the monitor behind me. Given that we configure the zoom in gallery mode for the most part, which increases the likelihood that any of us will notice if some breaking news (haha) appears. It is mostly for the sense of being overwhelmed by repeated analysis that oh, yes we are in deep trouble. Controlled anxiety kills plain chronic anxiety most of the time. However, I am still receiving complaints from viewers to discontinue it.

I like the delay of the realtime version to accommodate post production sweetening with music and lower third titles. The hiatus gives me a chance to come up with a theme for this post with mixed shows, and it allows rewriting in favor of the more viscous foreboding of the next show for some buzzy issues. Around this time, we usually come up with a title for the show. You may not find all this interesting, but it helps me to bear my pathetic contribution to the show.

In this session, Frank Redis is heard quoting lines from the Records of the Firesign Theater. In the early days, we used to sit around the college dorms and we used to think of reciting these face catch phrases for hippie crash pads. In earlier times, we did this in later years with the Bill Cosby record in the Monty Python routine. Michael Markman posted to Wisconsin Public Radio’s conversation in a gang telegram feed with two surviving tippers Phil Proctor and David Ossman.

Subsequently, the comedy group featured I Think We Are All Bozos on This Bus, a futuristic ride on the FireSign update of the Disneyland animatronic presenters’ attraction. Now, Michael wondered if Disney would add Trump when he reopened. This is a good question. Will Disneyland reopen?

So, newspaper. The form seems to be incorporating many pieces of blogging, podcasting, streaming, and social networking into new construction. Where blogs once represented a ticket to equality with the mainstream of journalism, journalists are now achieving equality with individual voices. Not only does cable news feel like podcasting with oversupply of head roundtables, but each anchor has a separate podcast to boot. Just as the record business ate up the film business with Saturday Night Fever, so are the cable networks that eat broadcasts because they are eaten by streamers.

And the way the former president was removed by the social network, live streamers were re-recorded in this newsletter channel-in-the-pocket. Comment, notification-based two-way response, realtime analytics, first party data relationships with creators and customers. More creation, less duration.

From there Gilmour Gang newsletter


The Gilmour Gang – Frank Redis, Michael Markman, Keith Terre, Dennis Pombrient, Brent Leary and Steve Gilmour. Recorded live on Friday, 16 January 2021.

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