17 thoughts to “Sounds of Shinjuku”

    1. I hope he lets me play a different song in the future. That 45 second clip doesn’t represent his music well. Frankly, I thought it sounded like someone practicing scales, and he’s capable of much more than that. The other tracks on the CD he gave me were far better.

  1. Good to see you are back Rich. Just a quick comment, the sound on this podcast is very low. Perhaps worth checking that gain on future audio only podcasts.

    Keep up the good work. The casts are always enjoyable.

  2. Yeah, the music wasn’t bad. Let us know when there is more information.

    Good luck with the website–web development was my first passion. Though, these days learning Japanese has been a full time job in itself.

    1. I was just going to mention the same thing. The ads are pretty unobtrusive and play at the very end of the podcast.

      Also, glad to see you back at it again!

    2. I’m moving my videos over to there now. Not that I expect to generate more than a few dollars, seeing as how revver’s ads aren’t real ads, meaning the viewer isn’t forced to watch them like TV commercials. You only see them if you watch the vid on your PC, and it looks like the viewer has to clickthru for the producer to get paid. I don’t, and I wouldn’t expect others to either.

      To make any money worth mentioning, you probably have to have an audience the size of Ninja’s and also find some real sponsors.

      For now, I’ll stick to revenue streams that you set up once and the pennies trickle in. I just don’t have the time to do anything more than that.

      What I really need to do first is try to understand what people want vs. what I can deliver without letting this little experiment in micro-fame take over my life, i.e. do I put out something short and crappy often, or do I spend more time and try to do a better job? Being a perfectionist, I prefer the latter, but it seems like the former–for reasons I don’t understand–is more popular with audiences.

  3. Thanks for that Pav! Good to hear you again!
    Maybe just go back to making those wonderful binaural stereo sight-seeing tours… – that’s what originally attracted me to your site!

    philip
    Jackson, MS.

    1. I was thinking about writing you to let you know I’ve sort of started up again. Good to hear from you.

      All my binaural mics are broken. I’m using a cheapo clip-on for the time being.

      I’ve been meaning to ask you, are you ever going to get into videocasting, or are you too profession for that? I like your stuff.

  4. I can’t really say ‘nice to hear from you again’ because it will imply that it has been quite some time since the last time I heard something from you. I haven’t known about your podcast for a long time so to me, the wait between your last podcast from somewhere in february to now is just something like 2 weeks. Anyhow, nice to hear a podcast coming from you.

  5. Hmmm.. was thinking about your idea of using conversations to teach Japanese. It’s a great idea, but i’m wondering if you have to assume that the listener has a basic grasp of the Japanese language. I mean, i know a tiny bit of Japanese, enough to know that ‘ka’ at the end of a statement makes in a sentence, ‘sen’ makes it a negative. I know what ‘desu’ is. I know the basic sentence structure. I know pronouns. etc. So if i heard a sentence in Japanese i’d be able to pick up which are the verbs, nouns, adjectives based on the ends of the words and i’d be able to decipher roughly what the sentence means and hopefully learn from there. But would a person who has no understanding of Japanese at all be able to pick things up. Or maybe you’ve already thought of that and have a solution.

  6. I have to say that Rich Pav, you’re the one who inspired me to go out and got myself a binaural microphone. My experience listening to your stereo recording on the street was so compelling that I think of it as paintings in audio forms. I have several blind listeners as well, and it is really a great medium.
    I totally understand the personal information on the show. Perhaps, describing a scene with the sound we hear would be a good kind of show to do. I think you describe, and “paint” a good picture of what you see and witness.

    That said, it’s your show. You can make whatever decision you see fit. But I will definitely miss your binaural recordings.

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