Hi, my name is Hugh Brackett. I just finished installing WordPress and Denis de Bernardy's beautiful Semiologic theme and CMS. It's far too pretty to leave sitting empty. I've only written one paragraph and I already like his Smart Link plugin.

One of the things I'll be doing is reading books in my podcast. I've greatly enjoyed listening to Mark Forman reading Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I have some general business to take care of in the first podcast. The second podcast will introduce the book I'll be reading, then I'll start the book in the third podcast.

I'd like to thank Mark (The Brooklyn Bluesman, Reigning Shogun of Taiwan) for leading by example. I'd also like to thank The Evil Genius himself, Dave Slusher both for the encouragement he gives to everyone, and for direct, personal encouragement.

4 Responses to “Hello!”

  1. Brooklyn Bluesman Says:

    The Brooklyn Bluesman would like to thank you for blogging him and spreading kind words about him on the internet!

  2. hugh Says:

    You exemplify the concept of "Putting the Me in Media". You act on your ideas. Does anybody want to go soundseeing with the Bluesman to the Taichung Jade Market? Not your problem! Will anybody listen to you reading Lawrence Lessig? Doesn't matter! Will people like your poems, stories, and remixes? Only one way to find out! In one of your recent podcasts you mentioned how much it means to you to get feedback. Let me apologise to you, my brother. I waited eagerly for each chapter of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I check my podcatcher every day to see what new, interesting thing you've sent my way. To show you how much you have lifted me up, look at what was on illudium.com on November 3rd: http://illudium.com/old_index.html

  3. Brooklyn Bluesman Says:

    Well Hugh, "thems some mighty encouraging words!" It's debatable if there was ever a need for "apologizing", but if there were, you've more than made up for it with these constructive and uplifting words.

  4. Brooklyn Bluesman Says:

    Sorry to double-dip here. I'd appreciae if you could send me an e-mail. I'd like to dialog a little more openly if you don't mind. One thing I did want to mention -I just did an hour long interview with Dave for FreeCulture News. Some fascinating stuff.

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