HiUP #01 – Imua

My first actual “show,” featuring two songs from Magnatune and a basic introduction to me and my ideas for HawaiiUP.

Thanks to a comment I got on my test run last week, I encoded at 64k (instead of 128k) to save space. The compression did create some artifacts, but I guess that’s par for the course. I’m still editing entirely in Audacity, but I switched out the crappy Radio Shack mic for an old powered Sony mic I had from my sappy, high-school mix-tape days.

I think the show didn’t turn out half bad, apart from the fact that I still sound like I’m holding my nose. If you can’t take my voice for extended periods of time, just jump to the music. It’s really quite good.

Track List:

  • “Om Asatoma Sad Gamaya” from “Silver” by Beth Quist
  • “Jade” from “Now and Zen” by Norine Braun

Selected links from this show:

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2 Responses to HiUP #01 – Imua

  1. Dave says:

    Hi, this is Dave in Philadelphia. I just read about podcasting in BusinessWeek, googled my way to your show, and burned it to my trusty MiniDisc player. I’m interested in Hawaii for all the standard reasons that probably annoy locals and natives: palm trees, pineapple, juice, the show ‘Lost’ and songs like Huki Lau. I enjoyed your first show. You sound a bit nasal, but I guess that’s unavoidable — I remember how nasal my English lessons for Chinese students turned out on said MD player. Anyway, I was hoping you could inject some Hawaiian vocabulary into future podcasts, if you’re interested. Especially words with interesting etymologies, or perhaps funny compound words. Cheers.

  2. Ryan says:

    Aloha e Dave! Thanks for your note! Mahalo a nui loa so much for tuning in. I’ll see what I can do about Hawaiian language… I could finally put my four years of college study to some use! And thanks for mentioning ‘Lost’ – my wife could probably do a whole show herself on that topic.

    I don’t know if I can give you Huki Lau, but there’ll definitely be music. Stay tuned, and let me know if there’s anything else you’re missing!

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