Help ‘Make Music Philly’ stage 300 free live music events on June 21

Make Music Philly
In the latest installment of my Tandem With The Random podcast, I interview Natalie Diener, coordinator of Make Music Philly, a campaign to bring 300 free live music events throughout Philadelphia as part of World Music Day on June 21, 2014.

To do this, Make Music Philly has set up a Kickstarter campaign to hopefully raise $20,000…but the deadline is THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 11, at 1:33 p.m. ET. A donation of just $10 will get you a Make Music Philly kazoo! How could you not want that?! Come on, Philly! Part with $10, get 300 free live music shows all over the city on June 21…AND you can play that kazoo as you make your way from show to show.

Become a Make Music Philly backer today!

And while you visit the MMP Kickstarter page, feel free to listen to the latest Tandem With The Random podcast below.

Show Notes

A return to podcasting…want to get interviewed?

I am taking this opportunity to announce two things: 1) the relocation of my new personal blog to this URL, and 2) my return to the world of podcasting…and with that second item, I’m asking readers of this blog to take part in this new venture as guests on the new podcast.

If you have something to promote and want to talk about it, I’m going to be launching an interview-based podcast before the end of the year and would like to start recording some interviews ahead of that launch. Just send me an e-mail at bktandem(at)gmail(dot)com and we can try to set something up in person or via Skype or phone.

The new podcast will be called Tandem With The Random (soon to be found at the URL of my former personal blog) and I’m envisioning short biweekly installments in the 15-20 minute range. The format will feature some personal banter/observations in the opening minutes before shifting to an interview segment of about 10-15 minutes. Short and sweet…and, hopefully, easy to record, edit and post online.

As some of you may know, I was the co-host and main editor of a modest, little podcast called Technology and the Arts with my friend John LeMasney from December 2006 through December 2008. Even though the podcast never gained a large audience, we were able to grab some big-time guests like Pandora founder Tim Westergren, who talked to us twice in 2007 and appeared on this year’s Time 100 list, and famed rock ‘n’ roll producer/engineer and photographer Eddie Kramer, known for his work with Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Rolling Stones, among other rock legends.

We ended that podcast because we were finding it more and more difficult to continue a routine schedule of recording, editing and posting…despite the fact that we enjoyed talking about two of our favorite topics — technology and art — and sharing that information with the listeners we had.

However, I’ve missed being able to talk about things I enjoy and would like to see succeed…and I feel a need to do something creative again. So I’m going to give podcasting another try. Just let me know if you want to talk and be a part of it.