I haven’t posted in a while.
The fact is that life has been keeping me quite busy lately, and I haven’t had the time to do much other than be a full time teacher and a full time dad to four teenage kids. I am still writing (off and on) and plan on putting out another book by the end of the summer, but I’m also needing that podcasting outlet I had with Ryan McKinley when I used to do “Fanboys on Fiction”.
Ryan and I are still good friends, but our lives have led us in different directions as both of us are full time dads and live a good distance apart. He’s also a full time writer over at The Laughing Place, and you should go check out his articles right now!
But back to the reason I started the new podcast…
One day, as I was joking around with my friend and fellow science-fiction fanboy Richard Kutz, we thought we should just do a podcast about the stuff we love and the stuff that makes us laugh.
I’ve always said that podcasting is a really good way to get yourself out in front of an audience of readers, and here lately I’ve needed to boost my platform considerably. The last post I wrote here was about using the local fan convention as a vehicle for notoriety, and that will be something that should work in my favor later in the summer.
The podcast is called “Three Cylinder Stardrive”, and is available on iTunes, GooglePlay, and soon something called TuneIn which lets you listen to us on your lovely Amazon Dot or Echo while you vacuum your house and try not to spray your drink out your nose. On the podcast Richard and I discuss whatever nerdy topic suits our fancy, mainly what we are watching or reading right now, my struggles with writing another novel and wishing I hadn’t gotten myself involved in another trilogy, and each week we detail a “Dollar Rental of the Week”.
Richard and I love the brick-and-mortar video store. Sure you can go browse Netflix for hours. But where else can you find the truly bad movies worthy of making jokes about as you view them? Where else can you actually look at the back of the DVD case and decide how you will waste a buck and spend all week with a poorly made, dirty gem of a film? We review these horrible films for you, many of them completely obscure and not available for streaming, for your listening pleasure.
The latest podcast episode, “Game Crashing 80’s Ninjas”, is now available on the host site but will be available on the other outlets tomorrow.
Soon I’ll post an article about why I’ve been gone so long from this blog, and how I might be ending it or moving it to another site. Things are changing for me recently, and those details will be coming soon.
Until then, enjoy the podcast!