Monday, November 30, 2009

Official Episode 69 Show Notes by Boyana Atanasova

Here we are – at the beginning of December 2009 and Episode 69 of Schnauzer Logic is online for almost a week. From where should we start this time? It is a great obligation for me to say that I (Boyana from Bulgaria, you didn’t forget this, right?) will be the “official archivist” of the radio show. Ta-da-daaa! In Episode 69 I even had my first world premiere of the notes written for the 68th episode of Schnauzer Logic. But except the fact that something like 20 minutes from the show were dedicated to my work and the attempts to work of the other girl that was supposed to be a virtual assistant, there were plenty other interesting themes included.

This time Robin had only one guest in the studio and this was Sheri Stevens. Also, there on the phone (again) were Jason and Sean. The show started with interesting dialogue about This online media which has a huge fan in the face of Robin, has published an intriguing material about the events before, during and after the attack on the 9/11. Wikileaks was also part of that conversation so you can try and find more information about this interesting project. Of course, if you are not in a country where the site is banned like I thought for Bulgaria, because it was not opening here for quite a long time (but it works now, though).

Also, in Episode 69 there was another reeeeaaally great thing – Sheri has a theme song at last! And what a great song this is. J Sean also heard a song that will be dedicated to his participation in the show, but something wasn’t right with its lyrics, huh Robin? ;)

Schnauzer Logic loves Twitter so we heard again a great conversation about the advantages of this social network. It won’t be fair to not mention that Jason told us that he isn’t really a fan of Twitter but his opinion was a wonderful chance to hear a nice discussion about the problems of the new media and the different types of communication between the journalists and the audience. “There is too much information there on Twitter”, said Jason and who can argue with him?

The other usual suspects (no, it is not soviet at all! :P) were also captured in the two hours of Episode 69. Jason, Sean, Sheri and Robin talked about Obama and his popularity, about the success of Oprah (who has a great picture with Jason) and the effect on the American society of actions such as Adam Lambert’s performance during the AMA ceremony.

This show was recorded only a day before Thanksgiving so there was also a time to talk about the holiday turkey and the vegetarian way of life. Jason said he is no longer vegetarian, while Robin is still “white, Buddhist, VEGETARIN”…

Some serious talk was made about an interview with Americans that went to meet Sarah Palin and it became clear that the radio show guests are not really happy of the way people (do not) understand politics and politicians. To love or fear someone? To love or to respect? That was the type of questions that Robin and Sean decided to discuss at a certain time. It sounds like it was a bit boring but it was not – I can assure you. Just listen online the podcast or download it. Black Friday was also mentioned once or twice, but you will get all of the comments about it in the “real” show.

At the end of Schnauzer Logic this time we heard Alice's Resaturant in enterity. That was all. Two hours put in a few paragraphs, which can’t represent the nice vibes that the radio show again managed to send us. We now wait number 70! Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Official Episode 68 Show Notes by Boyana Atanasova

Sanovista, friends!

It is a great pleasure to write the show notes of SchnauzerLogic after such a long break. And the pleasure is getting even greater when we know that Episode 68 from the history of the show was A LOT of fun.

All of the “suspects”, our dear friends were there – at Robin’s house or on the phone line. Sheri, Parviz, John DeKoven, Sean, Jason and Ken. All (or almost?) every best friend of SchnauzerLogic Radio show was there to participate in this first chapter after a rest that lasted more than anybody has ever expected.

But let we focus on what was all about in Episode 68;

1. As we already mentioned it - LOTS of laugh and fun - all the time and about everything. Having fun in front of the microphone is not something new for SchnauzerLogic, but this time it was really hard for all of the people invited to stay serious for at least a couple of minutes.

2. However, there was still time for quite serious themes including politics, social networks, pop culture, new music, Bluetooth devices (all of you that didn’t listen the show yet, what are you waiting for?!) and so on. Sean and Jason gave interesting information about their life and work – everything recent that happened with them. If we have to be honest – we have tried to make a picture of what was going on in the life of everybody on Episode 68 for the past 18-20 months. Obama, Twitter, Facebook, the lack of popularity for MySpace, did we forget something? Oh, Michael Jackson’s death, of course. Everybody thinks the same about this case – it was THE event of the year! However - all of the guests gave their opinion about the recent events in the USA (including Jay Leno’s recent attempts), while they were not laughing their asses off!

3. John introduced his comedy show center – the Bunjo’s. We’re now pretty sure that this place is worth visiting and while you are figuring out when to go – you can become fan of its Facebook profile.

4. Ken Turetzky on the phone gave us interesting information about his recent work or should we say it “lack” of work? ;) Also, we realized that he had serious health problems, which (thank God!) are now gone. Also, we found some time to hear one of his songs – “Let Love In” which can be found on his official site.

5. Parviz is no longer a plumber because the “plumber guild” is not doing its job very well. But we are confident that he will find a better job without having to take money “under the table”, as he said he can.

6. Finally but not by importance – Robin gave us an important advice how to survive when we have serious issues such as his health problems from the last couple of years. Total ignorance of bad people and acceptance of yourself – in the way that you want to be, no matter what anybody else is thinking of you.

That was Episode 68 from SchnauzerLogic Radio show just in few words, but they can not describe the joy to be back online. The pleasure was indescribable!

Until next time!

Show Up
Pay Attention
Tell The Truth
And Don't Be Attached To The Outcome

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Schnauzer Logic Episode 69 is Online!!!

Sonovista, my friends! Schnauzer Logic Show Number 69 is online! we recorded it tonight with sheri in the studio and sean and jason on the phone.. comes in at 2hours plus, as a special bonus, if you stay until after the credits roll you can hear Alice's Resaturant in enterity.

Our blogger, Boyana, is on the case and we read her first show notes in tonight's show... i have to figure out an easy way to post the notes here on the blog... so stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, everyone enjoy the show... its like a big turkey (dinner)... guaranteed to put you to sleep! just remember to loosen your pants first!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Parviz Doodles...

from the desk of Parviz, drawn during yesterday's show... not sure who its suppose to be, but stay tuned...

Parviz Doodle

Schnauzer Logic Episode 68 is Online!!!

sonovista, my friends! (seems like oooooollllldddddd ttimmmmmeeeeeeessssss... dinner dates and movies...)

Schnauzer Logic Episode 68 is done, uploaded and online. Sheri, Parviz and John DeKoven were in the studio, Sean and Jason were on the phone, and we chatted and heard some new music from Ken Turetzky.

In order to try and reduce the SL workload (on me) i'm trying the services of two 'virtual assistants' to write each week's show notes... they both have the audio and should be preparing their version of the notes, so check back and we'll see how this experiment turns out.

The show was a little long and a little rough (no more editing... another difference in order to reduce the SL workload, going forward) but we all had a great time and laughed until the tears blurred our notes, so that's a good sign. We'll try to do regular shows once again, but my medical stuff remains (sadly) unresolved, so i may dump out with no warning and no apologies.

But for right here, right now, Enjoy!



Friday, November 06, 2009

This Is Only A Test

This is a test

This is only a test

If i had actually uploaded an actual episode of Schnauzer Logic to the iTunes Store, and you had downloaded it, you would have been informed, enlightened or entertained. As none of these things happen in the audio you may have just stumbled across, it is only a test.

But it least it proves i still know how to press most of the right buttons.

that's all i'm saying