Having the whole world locked down and staying home has spawned a new kind of entertainment and content broadcasting. I see innovative ways the internet is being used to bring talent and information to us that were not used so extensively before.
I’m wondering if the “forced” trend will bring about some radical changes in the way the internet is used. Television also has undergone some unique approaches to the confinement restraints. News shows are synchronized broadcasts with each participant sitting in his/her own living space at home. Talk shows have the host at home using a laptop and cameras to do just about the same things they did in a studio…all dressed up. Of course getting the bands to play together requires a little more thought and effort…and technological uses unheard of until now.
The medium of digital sounds tapped into from servers all over the world bring us front porch concerts and podcasts galore. It reminds me of the old 40s radio shows where folks sat down in front of the radio and enjoyed sounds from all over; songs, radio dramas, talk shows and game shows.
I don’t think things will ever be back to what we called “normal” before all this happened. Too many discoveries have been made out of the necessity to just keep going. Its similar to what happened, albeit at a slower pace, when news outlets and magazines discovered they could send out content over the internet instead of selling hard copies at physical newsstands on street corners and storefronts across the globe.
I don’t know if Slablog will benefit from all this or be harmed. I really don’t. I guess that all depends on the quality of content we manage to dispense and how long we can keep it up. I am editing Episode 11 tonight and tomorrow morning, and expect to have it published tomorrow sometime. Ronnie and I chatted with Ian Scobie today, a UK lad who rides an old K75 BMW with a small trailer in tow. He hails from Columbus, Georgia these days but is a Brit through and through. I’ve known Ian through my motorcycling hobby for many years now and he is a quality mensch! I hope you enjoy his words.