A mixed bag this afternoon:
- So far I've heard nothing further from Telus, nor have I called them back. So, nothing to report. (I left a long comment at Darren Barefoot's site, though.)
- Although I slagged (or "walloped," I guess) Microsoft's Wallop social networking experiment mercilessly a few weeks ago, if you're still interested in trying it out, I now have four free Wallop invitations to give you. Leave a comment or email me if you'd like an invite. Oh, and I found out that Wallop has been going since 2003—if their user interface is still so hopeless after nearly two years, I don't hold much hope for the project.
- Following the appearance of some of my free instrumental tunes on some podcasts last week (Steve from the F1 Podcast said that reaction from his audience to my music was "very positive"), more shows have added me to their roster:
- The Seattle and Beyond podcast played "Pirilloponzi" in episode 31, and featured three of my tracks in its next episode, number 32. Host Ken Clark even compared my guitar playing to Joe "Satch/St. Joe" Satriani's, which is tremendously flattering, but should give the genuine guitarists in my band a good laugh. (I'm a drummer in real life.)
- Irreverent Experiments in Inconsistency also claims to have played one of my tracks, but the show site doesn't seem to have that episode's notes posted yet, so maybe it's for a future podcast.
- Similarly, and most strikingly, the South China Morning Post has a tech podcast which says that it uses my collaboration with my friend Simon, "Deep Cycle Discharge," but once again, so far I can't find the requisite episode.